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2 teens found shot to death after car crash in Willowbrook identified by family members

2 teens found shot to death after car crash in Willowbrook identified by family members

Two teenagers found shot to death inside a crashed vehicle in the unincorporated Willowbrook area of South Los Angeles Thursday night have been identified by family members.The incident was first reported as a traffic collision near the intersection of 124th Street and Maple Avenue at about 11 p.m., Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Brandon Dean said.Responding deputies discovered two male victims suffering from multiple gunshot wounds inside a crashed vehicle.One of the victims was described as a juvenile. The age of the second victim was unknown, according to a Sheriff’s...

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Journalist Yashar Ali accuses adviser to L.A. Mayor Garcetti of sexual misconduct

Journalist Yashar Ali accuses adviser to L.A. Mayor Garcetti of sexual misconduct

A second person has come forward to accuse a top advisor to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti of .Freelance journalist  alleged in a  published Monday night that Garcetti advisor Rick Jacobs forcibly kissed him on the lips and hugged him over a decade.A longtime player in politics and a former deputy chief of staff to the mayor, Jacobs is known for hosting fundraisers and other events at his home. Ali wrote that between 2005 and 2015 he attended at least a half dozen dinners at Jacobs’ house, where the alleged misconduct happened.“Jacobs would grab my face and kiss me on the lips — always...

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About 110,000 Californians have bought a gun since the coronavirus arrived, study says

About 110,000 Californians have bought a gun since the coronavirus arrived, study says

In the first five months of the COVID-19, thousands of Californians bought new guns and changed the way they stored their firearms in a bid to counter the unrest, government crackdowns and societal disintegration they feared would be unleashed by the public health emergency, a new survey has found.The UC Davis researchers who conducted the survey detected shifts in gun ownerships trends that they said are likely to drive an uptick in firearm-related injuries and deaths, including suicides and the consequences of accidental discharges.By mid-July, the pandemic was cited as a factor in the...

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Ex-SoCal Rep. Duncan Hunter to serve 11-month sentence at West Texas prison camp

Ex-SoCal Rep. Duncan Hunter to serve 11-month sentence at West Texas prison camp

Former Rep. Duncan Hunter will serve his 11-month sentence for conspiring to misuse campaign funds at a West Texas prison camp, his attorney said Friday.Hunter is due to report to Federal Correctional Institution La Tuna on Jan. 4. The prison is in the El Paso suburb of Anthony, on the Texas-New Mexico state line. He will serve in its adjacent minimum-security satellite camp, according to CQ Roll Call.Hunter’s attorney, Devin Burstein, on Friday confirmed the report that Hunter had been assigned to the facility.Hunter fought a 60-count indictment for more than a year before  to a conspiracy...

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L.A. County sheriff’s deputy charged with meeting teen for sex after luring her through dating app: DA

L.A. County sheriff’s deputy charged with meeting teen for sex after luring her through dating app: DA

A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy who was charged with arranging to meet a teenage girl for sex in a sting conducted over a mobile dating app pleaded not guilty Friday, officials said.Miguel Cabrera, 38, was charged with one felony count each of meeting a minor for lewd purposes and distributing pornography to a minor, according to a Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office .In October 2019, Cabrera allegedly met an undercover officer posing as a 17-year-old girl on a mobile dating app, the DA’s office said. Cabrera is accused of arranging to meet the girl — without knowing she was...

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LAPD: Suspect fatally shot by police after threatening group of people at South L.A. gas station

LAPD: Suspect fatally shot by police after threatening group of people at South L.A. gas station

Police were involved in a fatal shooting after they say a man with a gun threatened a group of people at a South Los Angeles gas station Wednesday night.The incident began about 9:50 p.m. when officers were driving by the 76 gas station located near the intersection of West 111th Street and South Figueroa Street in the Vermont Vista neighborhood.The officers saw a man walk up to four people standing in the gas station’s parking area and point a gun at them, Los Angeles Police Department Detective Meghan Aguilar said.A statement released later Thursday by the department described the victims...

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Santa Monica woman admits to hoarding scarce N95 masks, selling them at inflated prices

Santa Monica woman admits to hoarding scarce N95 masks, selling them at inflated prices

A Santa Monica day spa owner is facing up to a year in prison for hoarding and price-gouging critical COVID-19 supplies, the United States Attorney’s Office Central District of California announced Tuesday.Niki Schwarz, 55, who owns Tikkun Holistic Spa, accumulated N95 respirators and resold the scarce masks at inflated prices – sometimes nearly 1,100% over the regular price, the Attorney’s Office said.Schwarz has been charged with one count of hoarding and price gouging in a criminal information filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court. In a plea agreement filed the same day, Schwarz agreed to...

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Man sentenced to jail for repeatedly putting semen in La Palma co-worker’s water, food

Man sentenced to jail for repeatedly putting semen in La Palma co-worker’s water, food

A Hawthorne man who put his semen in a co-worker’s water bottle, in a jar of honey she ate and on her computer was sentenced Tuesday to 2 ½ years in jail, prosecutors said.The judge also ordered 30-year-old Stevens Millancastro to register as a sex offender, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office said in a .Millancastro was convicted Sept. 21 on three misdemeanor counts of assault and two misdemeanor counts of battery.In a statement, Orange County DA Todd Spitzer said Millancastro’s sentence is the maximum allowed under the law and “a recognition of the trauma inflicted on an innocent...

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2 in critical condition after SUV plows into outdoor dining area, hitting several diners in San Jose

2 in critical condition after SUV plows into outdoor dining area, hitting several diners in San Jose

Two people were in critical condition Monday after being injured when a man drove his SUV into an hitting a pedestrian and several diners in San Jose.Police say eight people were injured in the Sunday crash at a restaurant set up in the parking lot of the Grand Century Plaza at Story Road and McLaughlin Avenue, KTLA sister station KRON is San Francisco .The conditions of the other six injured were not immediately known.Officers initially said the 69-year-old driver may have been in medical distress prior to the crash.Video from KRON shows the white SUV stopped in the middle of the dining...

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Riverside County woman got over $500K from unemployment agency using stolen IDs from darknet: DOJ

Riverside County woman got over $500K from unemployment agency using stolen IDs from darknet: DOJ

A Riverside County woman was arrested Friday on suspicion of fraudulently getting more than a half-million dollars in unemployment benefits using stolen information from the darknet, officials said.Cara Marie Kirk-Connell, 32, of Menifee, was charged with identity theft, mail fraud and access device fraud. She faces a statutory maximum sentence of 32 years in federal prison.The woman was taken into custody after officers in Murrieta stopped her car and found that she had with her eight unemployment benefits debit cards in other people’s names, several people’s driver’s licenses and more...

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28 arrested in Wisconsin protests days after prosecutors decline charges against officer who shot fatally shot 17-year-old Alvin Cole

28 arrested in Wisconsin protests days after prosecutors decline charges against officer who shot fatally shot 17-year-old Alvin Cole

Police used tear gas on demonstrators and arrested 28 people during a third straight night of protests over the lack of charges against a suburban Milwaukee police officer who fatally shot a Black teen, authorities said, as they took to Twitter on Saturday to outline what they called an “escalation in force by the protesters.”About 100 people gathered outside City Hall on Friday past Wauwatosa’s 7 p.m. curfew and refused multiple orders to disperse, according to police. Police said they used tear gas on the crowd, after bottles were thrown at officers.On Saturday, the Wauwatosa Police...

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Doctor says Trump no longer at risk of transmitting coronavirus

Doctor says Trump no longer at risk of transmitting coronavirus

The White House doctor said that President Donald Trump was no longer at risk of transmitting the coronavirus but did not say explicitly whether Trump had tested negative for it. The diagnosis came as the president prepared to resume campaign rallies and other activities.In a memo released Saturday night by the White House, Navy Cmdr. Dr. Sean Conley said Trump met the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria for safely discontinuing isolation and that by “currently recognized standards” he was no longer considered a transmission risk.The memo did not declare Trump had tested...

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Dodgers to host NLCS drive-in watch parties at Dodger Stadium

Dodgers to host NLCS drive-in watch parties at Dodger Stadium

The  are inviting fans to watch the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium — from inside their cars.The team announced Friday afternoon that it would host a drive-in watch party for each NLCS game in two stadium parking lots. Tickets, priced at $75 per car,  at 7 p.m. Friday night.No concessions will be available, but fans can bring food and non-alcoholic beverages. Fans can leave their cars only to use the restroom and must wear a mask to do so. The games will be shown on a 60-foot screen, with audio broadcast through the FM radio in the car.The Dodgers said 1,000 tickets...

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L.A., other parts of California see rise in coronavirus numbers — but too early to call it new surge

L.A., other parts of California see rise in coronavirus numbers — but too early to call it new surge

The uptick in coronavirus cases in Los Angeles and several other California counties is cause for concern, but experts said Thursday that it’s too early to say whether it represents the start of a larger surge in infections.The next few weeks will be crucial in seeing whether California can keep case numbers and hospitalizations down even as officials continue to reopen the economy. The state is hoping its new tier system will avoid the surge in cases that came this summer when the state rapidly allowed businesses to reopen and people returned to old habits.“I think there’s probably bound...

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As more sectors reopen, L.A. County reports highest single-day count of COVID-19 cases since August

As more sectors reopen, L.A. County reports highest single-day count of COVID-19 cases since August

As more businesses and recreational sites begin to reopen across Los Angeles County, health officials on Wednesday reported the highest single-day count of COVID-19 cases since August and urged the public to adhere to health and safety protocols to slow the spread of COVID-19.There were 1,645 new cases reported in the county.“While one day of a high number of cases does not indicate a trend, this is something we need to watch closely,” county public health director Barbara Ferrer said at a news briefing.The county also recorded another 30 coronavirus-related deaths, bringing the countywide...

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Pence, Harris to square off in Wednesday’s vice presidential debate in Salt Lake City

Pence, Harris to square off in Wednesday’s vice presidential debate in Salt Lake City

Mike Pence and Kamala Harris do not have a tough act to follow.The vice presidential debate set for Wednesday night follows the disorderly prime-time spectacle last week that had viewers of President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden’s matchup bemoaning the moderator’s inability to shut off a candidate’s microphone.As vice president Pence has worked to level Trump’s roughshod style and steer his response to the coronavirus pandemic. He will face a U.S. senator known for sharp questioning who has made it clear she wants to invoke her prosecutorial chops on the debate stage.The...

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Large Trump sign appears along 405 Freeway in Sepulveda Pass

Large Trump sign appears along 405 Freeway in Sepulveda Pass

A massive Trump sign popped up on the hills along the 405 Freeway in the Sepulveda Pass on Tuesday morning. The sign supporting President Trump faced northbound lanes near Getty Center Drive. The white lettering appears to be around 10 feet tall and mimics the style of the landmark Hollywood sign. It was first reported at 6:41 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol’s incident log, which referred to it as a “traffic hazard.”The sign had been placed in an area with dry brush, and the reporting party was apparently concerned it could spark a blaze, the log stated.The area has seen...

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80-year-old N.Y. man dies after being shoved over mask request

80-year-old N.Y. man dies after being shoved over mask request

A New York man who confronted another patron at a bar for not wearing a mask and was shoved to the ground has died.Prosecutors say Rocco Sapienza was 80 years old when he confronted Donald Lewinski at a bar in West Seneca because he was not wearing a mask.The Erie County district attorney says 65-year-old Lewinski then shoved Sapienza, who fell and struck his head.Sapienza died on Oct. 1 after being treated for several days.Lewinski is scheduled to be charged with criminally negligent homicide on Tuesday.An attorney for Lewinski did not immediately return an email requesting comment.Suggest...

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Pursuit from Santa Ana to San Diego County ends with officers fatally shooting man

Pursuit from Santa Ana to San Diego County ends with officers fatally shooting man

Officers shot and killed a pursuit suspect early Saturday after a multi-agency chase from Santa Ana to San Diego County, officials said.The chase began after Santa Ana Police Department officers attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation near the intersection of First and Fairview streets around 11:40 p.m. Friday, Santa Ana police Cmdr. Alvarez said.The driver didn’t stop for officers, spurring a pursuit that led onto to the southbound 5 Freeway, where California Highway Patrol took over the chase.More law enforcement units joined the “multi-area pursuit” as the driver led officers...

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Trump leaves hospital briefly to greet supporters outside

Trump leaves hospital briefly to greet supporters outside

President Donald Trump briefly left the hospital Sunday in his car to wave to supporters gathered outside.Trump was driven past the crowd and was seen wearing a mask while greeting hundreds of people gathered around the hospital waving “Make America Great Again” and “Trump 2020” flags and holding up signs.The president was cheered by supporters as he drove by. Trump returned to his hospital suite following the short trip.Trump’s visit came shortly after he promised his supporters “a surprise” in a video posted a video on social media.“It’s been a very interesting journey,” Trump said in the...

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2 members of Senate Judiciary panel test positive for coronavirus — raising questions about SCOTUS confirmation

2 members of Senate Judiciary panel test positive for coronavirus — raising questions about SCOTUS confirmation

Two Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee have tested positive for the coronavirus, raising questions about the timing of Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett and whether additional senators may have been exposed. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vowed the confirmation process is going “full steam ahead.”North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis and Utah Sen. Mike Lee both said Friday that they had tested positive for the virus. Both attended a ceremony for Barrett at the White House on Sept. 25 with President Donald Trump, who announced Friday that he...

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What happens if President Trump becomes too sick to serve?

What happens if President Trump becomes too sick to serve?

President Donald Trump’s announcement of his COVID-19 diagnosis early Friday has many wondering what will happen if he becomes incapacitated and is no longer able to lead the nation.Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany announced Friday evening that Trump will be transported to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. McEnany said he was experiencing “mild symptoms” Friday.If Trump’s condition becomes too grave for him to carry out his duties, however, the 25th Amendment provides guidelines for what would happen next.In line to assume presidential duties first is Vice President Mike Pence,...

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‘A personal choice’: Masks will still not be mandatory at White House, senior official says

‘A personal choice’: Masks will still not be mandatory at White House, senior official says

The White House does not appear to be making any changes to current virus protocol, even after President Donald Trump and the first lady tested positive for COVID-19.A senior White House official said Friday that masks will still not be mandatory at the White House, describing facial coverings as “a personal choice,” despite overwhelming evidence that they help to stop the spread.And the White House is not planning to move to a different, more reliable testing system after the one it uses failed to detect that adviser Hope Hicks had the virus the day she began experiencing symptoms.The...

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California task force will consider paying reparations for slavery under bill signed by Gov. Newsom

California task force will consider paying reparations for slavery under bill signed by Gov. Newsom

California will develop a detailed plan for reparations under a new law signed on Wednesday by Gov. Gavin Newsom, making it the first state to mandate a study of how it can make amends for its role in the oppression of Black people.The law creates a nine-member task force to come up with proposals for how the state could provide reparations to Black Americans, what form those reparations might take and who would be eligible to receive them.“This is not just about California, this is about making an impact, and a dent, across the rest of the country,” Newsom said moments after signing the...

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L.A. County to reopen indoor nail salons, shopping malls and outdoor cardrooms, playgrounds

L.A. County to reopen indoor nail salons, shopping malls and outdoor cardrooms, playgrounds

After Los Angeles County avoided a major Labor Day coronavirus surge and recorded a decline in COVID-19 hospitalization rates, county officials on Wednesday announced they will be allowing nail salons and shopping malls to reopen for indoor operations at reduced capacity.“We’ll proceed with a staggered approach to reopenings that will go over the next 10 days, and we’ll finalize the dates for each sector’s reopening by Friday,” Health Director Barbara Ferrer said at a news conference.Nail salons will be allowed to open for some indoor services again, but at 25% capacity. Officials encourage...

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