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Gunfire in Pacoima: 10-year-old girl, 3 others, wounded | My News LA Gunfire in Pacoima: 10-year-old girl, 3 others, wounded
Four people, including a 10-year-old girl, were wounded Friday evening in a shooting in Pacoima. Firefighters responded about 7:50 p.m. to the 10800 block of Pala Avenue, near Jouett Street, authorities said. Two men, both about 30 years old, suffered critical gunshot wounds, according to a report from the scene. The girl suffered a graze […]
My News LA | December 16, 2017
Stone Temple Pilots, Psychedelic Furs headlining RWB concert, tickets on sale for Indio event | My News LA Stone Temple Pilots, Psychedelic Furs headlining RWB concert, tickets on sale for Indio event
Tickets went on sale Friday for the Rhythm, Wine & Brews Experience in Indio, which concert organizers announced will be headlined by Stone Temple Pilots. The concert’s early bird sale began at noon for the March 3 event, held annually at the Empire Polo Club, site of the Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals. Stone Temple […]
My News LA | December 16, 2017
Terror ends in Sepulveda Pass, Skirball Fire fully contained | My News LA Terror ends in Sepulveda Pass, Skirball Fire fully contained
The Skirball Fire was fully contained Friday after burning for 10 days in the Sepulveda Pass, destroying six homes. The fire was declared 100 percent contained about 6 p.m, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. “Firefighters will continue to monitor the area to ensure safety,” the LAFD’s Erik Scott said. The fire scorched 422 […]
My News LA | December 16, 2017
Hacienda La Puente district ordered to pay $2.8 million in school sex-abuse case | Los Angeles Times Hacienda La Puente district ordered to pay $2.8 million in school sex-abuse case
A high school student who was drawn into a sexual relationship with her teacher won a $2.8-million judgment Thursday against the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District. A Los Angeles Superior Court jury found that the “negligent supervision” of Los Altos High School Principal Cheli McReynolds...
Los Angeles Times | December 16, 2017
The Comedy Show That Wants You to Feel Like You're in a Women's Restroom | LAWeekly The Comedy Show That Wants You to Feel Like You're in a Women's Restroom
Jen O'Donnell and Jessie Stegner were sick of getting harassed by comedy bookers, so they cut out the middle man and decided to become their own comedy bookers.
LAWeekly | December 15, 2017
Sex, Politics and Other Natural Disasters as 2017 Goes Down in Flames | LAWeekly Sex, Politics and Other Natural Disasters as 2017 Goes Down in Flames
Sex, politics and natural disasters like this year has seen couldn't find their way into a Hollywood movie if you had an army of screenwriters writing it.
LAWeekly | December 15, 2017
Penis slashed off pot dispensary owner: Jurors hear grim $1 million Newport Beach attack | My News LA Penis slashed off pot dispensary owner: Jurors hear grim $1 million Newport Beach attack
A high-rolling marijuana dispensary dealer’s penis was slashed off and tossed away in a bloody torture attack by three men trying to find what they falsely believed was $1 million buried in the desert, and now jurors are being forced to hear the grisly details of the alleged crime. A 38-year-old man teamed up with […]
My News LA | December 15, 2017
Gunfire kills two men quietly sitting on Panorama City bus bench | My News LA Gunfire kills two men quietly sitting on Panorama City bus bench
Gunfire killed two men sitting on a bus bench early Friday morning, and police searched for the attacker. The men, in their 20s, were shot about 3:20 a.m. near Van Nuys Boulevard and Chase Street, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. One man died at the scene, and the other died at a hospital, […]
My News LA | December 15, 2017
Blind groper behind bars, women come forward in Glendale | My News LA Blind groper behind bars, women come forward in Glendale
A 30-year-old transient with an apparent vision impairment was behind bars Thursday following his arrest for allegedly groping women in Glendale. Anthony Ramsey, who frequents Glendora and Azusa, was arrested on Dec. 3, according to Glendora police. The alleged sexual batteries were reported by four different women between Nov. 21 and Dec. 1, Glendora police […]
My News LA | December 15, 2017
'Such a great guy': Fire engineer killed in Thomas fire leaves young family | Los Angeles Times 'Such a great guy': Fire engineer killed in Thomas fire leaves young family
Jon Heggie got to know Cory Iverson when he was in his late teens and was eager to become a firefighter. Even then. Heggie said, “you could see the passion that he had at an early age about the fire service.” “I feel like I had seen him grow up, and I was so proud of him,” Heggie said. Iverson...
Los Angeles Times | December 15, 2017
Penis cut off by kidnappers in gruesome Newport Beach torture abduction, trial underway | My News LA Penis cut off by kidnappers in gruesome Newport Beach torture abduction, trial underway
A 38-year-old man teamed up with two high school buddies to abduct a marijuana dispensary owner from his Newport Beach home and torture him into telling the trio where they erroneously believed he had stashed $1 million in profits in the Mojave Desert, and when that failed, they cut off his penis and threw it […]
My News LA | December 15, 2017
Sex, porn allegations: 9th Circuit Court of Appeals chief calls for investigation into Pasadena judge | My News LA Sex, porn allegations: 9th Circuit Court of Appeals chief calls for investigation into Pasadena judge
The chief judge of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals called Thursday for an investigation of Pasadena-based jurist Alex Kozinski, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by at least six women. Judge Sidney R. Thomas issued an order calling for the probe in response to the allegations included in an article by The […]
My News LA | December 15, 2017
San Francisco remembers Mayor Ed Lee in day of memorials | Los Angeles Times San Francisco remembers Mayor Ed Lee in day of memorials
Mourners are expected to stream through San Francisco’s City Hall on Friday to pay their respects to former Mayor Ed Lee, whose body will lie in repose in the building’s rotunda. Lee, 65, was San Francisco’s first Asian American mayor and presided over the city for nearly seven years as it climbed...
Los Angeles Times | December 15, 2017
In Northern California, forgotten victims of the wildfires struggle to regain their footing | Los Angeles Times In Northern California, forgotten victims of the wildfires struggle to regain their footing
Claudia and Francisco Alvarez had what they thought was a perfect situation in the mountains west of Calistoga in Napa County. For several years, they worked and lived on the grounds of a rustic guest ranch with their two children, Steven, 7, and Sofia, 4. Claudia was in charge of housekeeping...
Los Angeles Times | December 15, 2017
Cement truck and BMW smashup closes the 215 Freeway in Perris | My News LA Cement truck and BMW smashup closes the 215 Freeway in Perris
A cement mixer truck overturned on Interstate 215 in Perris Friday, injuring the driver and spilling cement, prompting a partial shutdown of the freeway. The crash was reported at 10:40 a.m. on the southbound 215, just north of the Ramona Expressway, according to the California Highway Patrol. The mixer truck overturned in the fast lane […]
My News LA | December 15, 2017
Pedestrian killed in Fairfax Village collision | My News LA Pedestrian killed in Fairfax Village collision
A pedestrian was struck by a car and killed Friday in the Fairfax Village area. The fatal injury occurred about 10:40 a.m. at Laurel Avenue and Beverly Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Information was not immediately available on the gender or identity of the victim. The motorist remained at the scene and […]
My News LA | December 15, 2017
Illegal weed robbery and alleged kidnapping at luxury Newport resort | My News LA Illegal weed robbery and alleged kidnapping at luxury Newport resort
The brother of retired NBA player Tayshaun Prince was sentenced Friday to 21 years in state prison for twice robbing marijuana dealers at the posh Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach. Thomas Lamarr Prince, 40, of Anaheim, was convicted of four counts of robbery, and jurors also found true sentencing enhancement allegations for a […]
My News LA | December 15, 2017
3rd porn star dead in month with L.A. ties: Yurizan ‘Yuri Love’ Beltran | My News LA 3rd porn star dead in month with L.A. ties: Yurizan ‘Yuri Love’ Beltran
The adult-film industry is reeling from the third death in about a month of a porn star with L.A. connections. This time it’s Yurizan Beltran, found dead at her Bellflower appartment. An apparent drug overdose this week is thought to be the cause of death for Beltran, 31, who went by the name Yuri Love […]
My News LA | December 15, 2017
Key thrown! Sexual predator sentenced to almost 220 years in prison | My News LA Key thrown! Sexual predator sentenced to almost 220 years in prison
A Huntington Beach man was sentenced Friday to 219 years, four months to life in state prison  for sexually assaulting four girls he is related to, ranging in age from 6 to 13 years old. Martin Rodriguez Garcia, 51, was accused of sexually assaulting another girl he is related to, but charges could not be brought […]
My News LA | December 15, 2017
Andres Rigal's Wintertramp Is Comin' to (Down)town | LAWeekly Andres Rigal's Wintertramp Is Comin' to (Down)town
It may not look or feel like Christmas yet, but the flamboyant holiday delights scheduled to take place at Pershing Square are sure to bring joy anyway. The merry pansexual day party produced by Andrés Rigal (with support from partners Luke Nero and Oliver Luke Alpuche) will offer nonstop amusements.
LAWeekly | December 15, 2017
Najee Ali Ousted From National Action Network After Wife Says He Beat Her | Los Angeles Sentinel Najee Ali Ousted From National Action Network After Wife Says He Beat Her
Ronald Todd Eskew, better known as Najee Ali is out as the National Action Network (NAN) Los Angeles Chapter’s political director after his current wife came forward about being physically abused by him. In the wake of the allegations, NAN both locally in Los Angeles and nationally under the leadership and direction of Rev. Al Sharpton have cut all ties from Ali. The post Najee Ali Ousted From National Action Network After Wife Says He Beat Her appeared first on Los Angeles Sentinel.
Los Angeles Sentinel | December 15, 2017
Fire danger persists throughout LA, Orange and Santa Barbara counties | My News LA Fire danger persists throughout LA, Orange and Santa Barbara counties
Twelve straight days of red flag warnings in Los Angeles County came to an end Friday morning, but the risk of wildfire isn’t over yet. The warnings were first issued early last week because of gusty Santa Ana winds combined with very low humidity levels, then extended every day beginning Thursday of last week. National […]
My News LA | December 15, 2017
Ugly mess: Miss Iraq relatives fear for lives after selfie with Miss Israel | My News LA Ugly mess: Miss Iraq relatives fear for lives after selfie with Miss Israel
The power of Miss Universe contestants is limited, it seems. Even when they profess world peace, they get torn to pieces. The latest example: Relatives of Miss Iraq have gone into hiding after her selfie with Miss Israel was posted on Instagram — leading to death threats. (Their counties are in a Cold War.) Newsweek […]
My News LA | December 15, 2017
From Hillary Clinton and Kamala Harris to 10,000 teenage girls: 'Speak up' | Los Angeles Times From Hillary Clinton and Kamala Harris to 10,000 teenage girls: 'Speak up'
At the annual Girls Build L.A. leadership summit, two of the nation's most prominent political women offered advice to young girls: Be more prepared than everyone else, and take on tough challenges.
Los Angeles Times | December 15, 2017
ICE broke U.S. law during South LA raid, ACLU argues | My News LA ICE broke U.S. law during South LA raid, ACLU argues
Civil rights attorneys filed court papers Thursday in hopes of stopping deportation proceedings against a South Los Angeles auto mechanic caught up in an allegedly warrantless immigration raid at the garage where he works. During the Sept. 25 raid by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement at View Park Automotive, agents with guns drawn stormed the […]
My News LA | December 15, 2017
Nearly 100 firefighters and a water-dropping helicopter tackle brush fire near Occidental College | Los Angeles Times Nearly 100 firefighters and a water-dropping helicopter tackle brush fire near Occidental College
Nealry a hundred Los Angeles firefighters, along with a water-dropping helicopter, swarmed a brush fire late Thursday in the hilly terrain above Occidental College in Eagle Rock. The blaze began shortly after 10 p.m. off North Campus Road and quickly consumed five acres, according to Los Angeles...
Los Angeles Times | December 15, 2017
Death penalty trial for Palm Springs double cop killing suspect: Mental stuff fails | My News LA Death penalty trial for Palm Springs double cop killing suspect: Mental stuff fails
A 27-year-old ex-con charged with the ambush killings of two Palm Springs police officers at his home last year was ordered Friday to stand trial on charges that could land him on death row. John Hernandez Felix, 27, is accused of fatally shooting veteran training Officer Jose Gilbert Vega, 63, and rookie Officer Lesley Zerebny, […]
My News LA | December 15, 2017
City-wide camera system used to locate suspected attempted cop killer | My News LA City-wide camera system used to locate suspected attempted cop killer
A 23-year-old man accused of opening fire on a Riverside County sheriff’s deputy on patrol in south Moreno Valley was charged Friday with attempted murder of a peace officer and other felonies. Jacob Gonzalez was arrested Tuesday, about 24 hours after he allegedly targeted the deputy, who escaped injury, near the intersection of Cactus Avenue […]
My News LA | December 15, 2017
Power pylon seen sparking at start of Creek fire is owned by L.A. Department of Water and Power | Los Angeles Times Power pylon seen sparking at start of Creek fire is owned by L.A. Department of Water and Power
A power pylon that some residents said was sparking at the beginning of the Creek fire near Sylmar is owned by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, officials said Friday. The owner of a small ranch on Little Tujunga Canyon Road said she was awakened early Dec. 5 by a panicked call from...
Los Angeles Times | December 15, 2017
Filmmaker Martin Ransohoff dies at 90; produced 'Cincinnati Kid,' 'Catch-22' and Filmmaker Martin Ransohoff dies at 90; produced 'Cincinnati Kid,' 'Catch-22' and "Jagged Edge'
Before he made “Jagged Edge,” before he made “Cincinnati Kid” and even before he helped make “The Beverly Hillbillies” a TV hit, Martin Ransohoff sold ketchup. As an advertising salesman, he pitched Hunt’s ketchup, Colgate toothpaste and once convinced Henry Ford II to spend big on an ambitious...
Los Angeles Times | December 15, 2017
Fatal crash on the 405: One person killed on the Imperial Highway ramp | My News LA Fatal crash on the 405: One person killed on the Imperial Highway ramp
A man was killed Friday in a two-vehicle crash on an onramp to the northbound San Diego (405) Freeway in the Hawthorne area, authorities said. The man, who was in his 40s, died at the scene of the crash, which occurred about 6 a.m. on the freeway’s westbound Imperial Highway onramp, according to the coroner’s […]
My News LA | December 15, 2017
Hanukkah celebrations set for Sherman Oaks, Santa Monica | My News LA Hanukkah celebrations set for Sherman Oaks, Santa Monica
Public menorah lightings will be held Saturday in Sherman Oaks and Santa Monica to mark the fifth night of Hanukkah, Judaism’s eight-day commemoration of the temple rededication that followed the Maccabees’ victory over a larger Syrian army in 165 B.C. The celebration at the Sherman Oaks Galleria will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the fountain […]
My News LA | December 15, 2017
Plans for Low-Income High-Rise in Skid Row Move Forward | Los Angeles Downtown News Plans for Low-Income High-Rise in Skid Row Move Forward
In 2015, leaders of the Skid Row services provider the Weingart Center unveiled plans to build a 14-story tower on San Pedro Street, with the goal of offering 200 units of permanent supportive housing. The design stood out, as from…
Los Angeles Downtown News | December 15, 2017
AAA: 2017 year-end holiday travel will set all-time record for SoCal travelers | My News LA AAA: 2017 year-end holiday travel will set all-time record for SoCal travelers
The 2017 year-end holiday travel season will set an all-time record for the number of Southern California travelers because of favorable economic conditions, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California. Nearly 8.2 million Southern California residents and 13.2 million statewide are expected to travel at least 50 miles away from home during the holiday […]
My News LA | December 15, 2017
From the Archives: Water-filled car bumpers | Los Angeles Times From the Archives: Water-filled car bumpers
An unusual vehicle safety feature — bumpers filled with water — appeared in the late 1960s. One version was demonstrated at a 1967 Van Nuys news conference. The caption for two photos that appeared in the Sept. 13, 1967, Los Angeles Times reported: Bumpers filled with water were demonstrated Tuesday...
Los Angeles Times | December 15, 2017
Used rocket, used spacecraft blast off in SpaceX Space Station try | My News LA Used rocket, used spacecraft blast off in SpaceX Space Station try
Hawthorne-based SpaceX  launched an unprecedented mission Friday, deploying a previously used rocket and spacecraft on an unmanned journey to bring 4,800 pounds of fresh supplies to the International Space Station. The launch was originally planned on Tuesday but was first postponed until Wednesday, then until Friday morning. “Taking additional time for the team to conduct […]
My News LA | December 15, 2017
Judge's ruling backs Laguna Beach student suspended over watermelon thrown at black classmate's home | Los Angeles Times Judge's ruling backs Laguna Beach student suspended over watermelon thrown at black classmate's home
An Orange County judge this week told the Laguna Beach Unified School District that it must comply immediately with an earlier order to remove a suspension from the record of a student who was disciplined in connection with a racially charged episode in which a watermelon was thrown at the home...
Los Angeles Times | December 15, 2017
Former financial officer of LA non-profit sentenced for big fat rip-off | My News LA Former financial officer of LA non-profit sentenced for big fat rip-off
The former chief financial officer of the Chicana Service Action Center, who pleaded guilty to embezzling and misappropriating millions of dollars in public funds, was sentenced Friday to a year of home arrest and ordered to pay more than $10 million in restitution to three public agencies. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor also […]
My News LA | December 15, 2017
Trump would love this: US water polo women beat China at UC Irvine | My News LA Trump would love this: US water polo women beat China at UC Irvine
USC freshman Paige Hauschild scored twice as the U.S. women’s water polo team defeated China, 10-5 at UC Irvine to begin a four-game series of exhibition games. Thursday evening Hauschild, Ryann Neushul and Olympic gold medalist Aria Fischer of Laguna Beach scored in the second quarter to give the U.S. a 4-1 halftime lead after […]
My News LA | December 15, 2017
100,000 demanding Disney make Leia ‘Official Disney Princess’ No. 12 | My News LA 100,000 demanding Disney make Leia ‘Official Disney Princess’ No. 12
Wishing upon a star named Carrie Fisher, petitioners for Disney to name Princess Leia an official Disney Princess are two-thirds of the way to their goal. Some 100,842 had signed a change.org petition as of Friday — the day after Fisher’s last movie “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” began showing nationwide. (The aim is 150,000.) […]
My News LA | December 15, 2017
Murder-suicide suspected in Huntington Beach: Bodies in the driveway | My News LA Murder-suicide suspected in Huntington Beach: Bodies in the driveway
A man and woman who lived on the same street in a Huntington Beach townhome complex were found shot to death Friday, in what police suspect was a murder-suicide. Police were called at 8:07 a.m. to the 4100 block of Aladdin Drive, said Huntington Beach police Lt. Tim Martin. The bodies of the “elderly” man […]
My News LA | December 15, 2017
Firefighters week away from completely containing Creek Fire above Sylmar | My News LA Firefighters week away from completely containing Creek Fire above Sylmar
As an “extreme” danger of wildfire persisted in the Angeles National Forest, fire officials predict crews battling the Creek Fire are about a week away from achieving full containment of the blaze, which has destroyed dozens of homes and scorched more than 15,600 acres in the hills above Sylmar. The fire remained 98 percent contained […]
My News LA | December 15, 2017
10-day-old Skirball Fire burning in Sepulveda Pass 90 percent contained | My News LA 10-day-old Skirball Fire burning in Sepulveda Pass 90 percent contained
The Skirball Fire, which has been burning for 10 days in the Sepulveda Pass, remained 90 percent contained Friday. The fire, which has scorched 422 acres since it broke out shortly before 5 a.m. on Dec. 6, was determined to have been caused by “an illegal cooking fire” at a homeless encampment in a brush […]
My News LA | December 15, 2017
SpaceX makes another attempt to carryout mission with used rocket | My News LA SpaceX makes another attempt to carryout mission with used rocket
Hawthorne-based SpaceX will make another attempt to carry out an unprecedented mission starting Friday, deploying a previously used rocket and spacecraft on an unmanned journey to bring fresh supplies to the International Space Staion. The launch was originally planned on Tuesday but was first postponed until Wednesday, then until Friday. “Taking additional time for the […]
My News LA | December 15, 2017
Fire scorches 2 acres behind Eagle Rock’s Occidental College | My News LA Fire scorches 2 acres behind Eagle Rock’s Occidental College
A fire has charred two acres behind Occidental College in Eagle Rock, but no one was injured. The blaze was reported at 9:45 p.m. Thursday south of the swimming pool on campus, which is located at 1922 N. Campus Road. More than 90 firefighters and a helicopter were called to the scene and faced challenges […]
My News LA | December 15, 2017
Man kidnapped, robbed while conducting sales transaction outside Arcadia | My News LA Man kidnapped, robbed while conducting sales transaction outside Arcadia
A man in his 40s was kidnapped and robbed just outside of Arcadia where he went to conduct a sales transaction he arranged online, authorities said Friday. Three armed men and their black SUV are being sought for the robbery, which occurred around 9:30 p.m. Thursday in the 9600 block of Naomi Avenue, said Lt. […]
My News LA | December 15, 2017
12 days of red flag warnings ending; risk of wildfire remains | My News LA 12 days of red flag warnings ending; risk of wildfire remains
Twelve straight days of red flag warnings in Los Angeles County are scheduled to come to an end Friday morning, but the risk of wildfire is not yet dissipating, National Weather Service forecasters said Friday. The warnings were first issued early last week because of gusty Santa Ana winds combined with very low humidity levels, […]
My News LA | December 15, 2017
African American Faith Leaders Protest Artic Oil Drilling | Los Angeles Sentinel African American Faith Leaders Protest Artic Oil Drilling
five L.A.-area African American faith leaders joined with 49 black ministers throughout the country to protest the potential of oil and gas exploration and drilling in the Artic National Wildlife Refuge. The post African American Faith Leaders Protest Artic Oil Drilling appeared first on Los Angeles Sentinel.
Los Angeles Sentinel | December 15, 2017
‘The Simpsons’ nailed Disney buying Fox — way back in 1998 | My News LA ‘The Simpsons’ nailed Disney buying Fox — way back in 1998
It took a while, but an episode of “The Simpsons” airing in 1998 predicted the Disney acquisition of 21st Century Fox. Only then it was called 20th Century Fox. On Nov. 8, 1998, in season 10, “Hollywood producers Ron Howard and Brian Grazer produce a script pitched by Homer Simpson. In one shot, a sign […]
My News LA | December 15, 2017
Hillary Clinton tells 10,000 LA girls ‘make a difference in your community’ | My News LA Hillary Clinton tells 10,000 LA girls ‘make a difference in your community’
Headlining a gathering designed to inspire teen girls to become society’s next leaders, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told a cheering crowd in downtown Los Angeles Friday that she believes girls and young women should aspire to affect change in their lives and their communities. “I really believe that girls and women are […]
My News LA | December 15, 2017