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LA County approves $14.3M settlement with family of man killed by deputy
The suspect, Cedric Ramirez, was an ex-convict and known gang member who had exchanged gunfire with deputies that day. After Mendoza was shot, Ramirez continued to hold a hostage inside the home until a SWAT team eventually entered the home and killed Ramirez.
SWAT team sent to Whittier apartment complex for possible armed robbery suspects
Deputies responded Wednesday afternoon to an apartment complex on the 11500 block of Obert Avenue in Whittier as they searched for possible armed robbery suspects.The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s SWAT team also was deployed with a rapid-deployment warrant, officials said.The incident is
Firefighters battle blaze in Santa Fe Springs
Firefighters are at the scene of fire in Santa Fe Springs.First responders were called to the fire at a commercial building in the 9600 block of John Street around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.Several agencies responded to the scene.Check back for the latest updates on this developing story.
Preliminary reports detail 2 fatal plane crashes in La Verne two weeks ago
Initial reports from the National Transportation Safety Board revealed additional information surrounding the events that led totwo fatal airplane crashes in La Verne at the Brackett Field Airport.The two crashes — their timing described at the time as coincidental — involved registered personal fli
55-Year-Old Man Arrested in Connection With Woman’s Body Found Inside Santa Ana Motel Room
Milton Louis Mayfield, 55, was booked on a murder charge into the Santa Ana Jail after authorities made contact with him in Tulare County early Tuesday morning. California Highway Patrol officers found Mayfield inside a disabled vehicle on the side of a freeway, and he proceeded to make “spontaneous
Sex offender convicted of kidnapping, trying to assault 2 women in Pasadena
A jury on Wednesday, Oct. 17, found a sex offender guilty ofkidnapping two women from Pasadenaand trying to sexually assault them two years ago.
Seal Beach police share video of cell-phone robber who flashed gun • Long Beach Post
On arrival, they began searching for the suspect, but he was not located, according to Sgt. Mike Henderson of the Seal Beach Police Department.
Man crossing Irwindale street fatally hit by car
The man wasn’t in a crosswalk at the time of the collision, said Sgt. Rudy Gatto, adding that the driver cooperated with officers.
L.A. County Approves Record $14.3M Payout in Case of Pico Rivera Man Mistakenly Shot, Killed by Sheriff’s Deputy
Mendoza, a 54-year-old grandfather, was shot when he came out of his home in Pico Rivera after a wanted parolee and gang member, Cedric Ramirez, broke into the home and fired at deputies.
Meth Dealers Tried and Failed to Disguise Drugs as Aztec Art ~ L.A. TACO
“Those drugs were part of a nearly 90-pound shipment that appeared to be colorful, decorative Mexican items, including replicas of the 500-year-old Aztec calendar stone,” the U.S. Attorney’s Central District Office said in thestatementTuesday.
'It can easily be perceived as a cover-up:' Long Beach’s 'odd' way of handling police shootings
Instead of facing questioning by investigators, Long Beach officers write reports that higher-ups in the homicide division review and suggest areas where the officer needs to add details or clarifications, according to people familiar with the process.
Baby Found Abandoned Inside Men’s Bathroom in Lakewood Walmart; Person of Interest Sought: LASD
A shopper alerted an employee after discovering the baby alone inside the men's restroom at the store, which is located at 2770 E. Carson St., last Monday around 11:45 a.m., according to a news release from theLos Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
Cost of homelessness is $6.4 million in Visalia
City spends at least $1.8 mil per year; County HHSA, Homeless Alliance spend $2.8 million, $750,000 per year in Visalia
1st human West Nile virus death in Orange County this year reported in Tustin
An elderly Tustin woman is the first this year to die from complications of West Nile virus, the county’s Health Care Agency announced Tuesday, Oct. 16.
1 killed in 2-car crash in Pico Rivera
A woman died Monday, Oct. 15, when a car ended up in the opposing traffic lanes and crashed head-on with another car in Pico Rivera.
Man Shot Dead in L.A.’s Harvard Heights Neighborhood; Detectives Searching for Leads
The victim’s name is not being released, pending the notification of his next of kin, LAPD said in anews release.
Meth-trafficking ring tried to ship drugs to Hawaii disguised as Aztec calendars and statues, prosecutors say
Prosecutors in an indictment filed at the federal courthouse in Santa Ana allege that as part of a larger conspiracy approximately 26 pounds of pure methamphetamine were to be sent out of a Garden Grove post office as part of a shipment that “appeared to be colorful, decorative Mexican items, includ
Woman dies after being hit by motorcycle while crossing street in San Pedro
A woman died and two others were injured after a motorcyclist struck a pedestrian crossing a street in San Pedro Monday night, Oct. 15, authorities said.
County To Open Jobs Center for Women at Century Regional Detention Center - MyNewsLA.com
Women jailed at Century Regional Detention Center should have a chance to learn skills for jobs in technology, building trades, culinary arts and other growth industries, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday.
Man Arrested on Suspicion of Stabbing, Killing Homeless Man
The crime occurred about 1:15 a.m. Thursday in the 7500 block of Sunset Boulevard, the Los Angeles Police Department reported. Daryl Leon Hanson, 48, died at the scene.