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These San Pedro burglars were caught on video breaking into homes

By Larry Altman|

Beating victim sues Dodgers, alleged Lunada Bay Boy

A Bakersfield man who was severely beaten outside Dodger Stadium two years ago is suing the baseball t...

By Megan Barnes|


  • Shootings

    Man found shot to death on Carson street

    A man was found shot to death on a Carson street Tuesday morning, sheriff’s deputies said. Deputies found the man at Idabell Avenue and Fairhaven Street when they responded to a report of gunshots at 2:30 a.m., sheriff’s Deputy Kimberly Alexander said. The man suffered one wound to his body and was pronounced dead at the scene, she said. There was no suspect information available. The victim’s name was not immediately released.

    By staff and wire reports|

  • Shootings

    Father arrested with baby after allegedly shooting mother in San Pedro

    A man who allegedly shot the mother of his child Tuesday in San Pedro was arrested a short time later holding their baby, police said. Officers responded to the shooting shortly before 9 a.m., when the woman ran into the Harbor Interfaith Services family shelter in the 600 block of 10th Street and told workers she had been shot, said Tahia Hayslet, executive director of Harbor Interfaith. “She ran into our office for safety. She is a neighbor from a few houses...

    Larry Altman

  • Law and order

    What happens if a lawyer yells at a judge?

    Q The judge and one of the lawyers in our case clearly do not see eye to eye. The lawyer has told the judge in no uncertain terms he believes error is being made, and now has argued the judge should remove himself from the case. We don’t put it past this lawyer to literally start yelling at the judge. What happens in that event? — T.G., Long Beach A In 2014, the California Supreme Court adopted Rule 9.4 of the...

    Ron Sokol

  • Crime News

    LAPD officer charged with off-duty pistol-whipping in El Segundo

    A Los Angeles police officer pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges that he pulled a gun on three people outside an El Segundo restaurant and struck one with the pistol, prosecutors said. Joseph William Rooney II, 33, made his first appearance before a judge in downtown Los Angeles to face four counts of assault with a firearm. He was released after posting $200,000 bail. The case stems from a confrontation that occurred on May 22, 2016, shortly after three men had just left a...

    Larry Altman

  • School administration

    Cal State Dominguez Hills president to retire next summer

    Cal State Dominguez Hills President Willie J. Hagan will retire at the end of the school year after a five-year stint at the helm of the Carson campus, the university announced Tuesday. A search for his successor will begin in the next few months, officials said. Hagan, who formerly worked as interim president of Cal State Fullerton, will remain in his position through June 2018. “It has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my career to serve as president of this...


  • Teacher unions

    CSU, professors reach tentative deal to extend contract

    Labor peace between Cal State University administrators and professors is likely to continue into 2020, thanks to a tentative contract extension. CSU administrators and the California Faculty Association announced the agreement Tuesday. If ratified, the two-year extension would keep an agreement in place through mid-2020 and provide for consecutive faculty pay raises that would begin to go into effect in 2018. The twin raises are expected to result in some $120 million in new...

    Andrew Edwards

  • Crime News

    Parolee convicted of assault on Redondo Beach police officers

    A parolee who was shot in Lawndale when he drove at high speed toward Redondo Beach police officers during an escape attempt— crashing head-on into a lieutenant’s car — has been convicted of offenses that could send him to prison for nearly 10 years, prosecutors said Tuesday. Daniel Padilla, 26, learned his fate Monday at the conclusion of...

    Larry Altman

  • Marriage

    My Turn: How to be honest with your spouse and still preserve your marriage

    My husband is basically incapable of lying. It’s the way he was raised and is both an amazing strength and, at times, an annoying weakness. I know I can always trust him and don’t have to worry about him getting involved with other women or sneaking out to party with the boys. But when it comes to getting his opinion on things I care about, he instinctively socks it to me. I know what you’re thinking. If I can’t handle the truth, I shouldn’t ask for...

    By Sharkie Zartman|

  • Amusement and theme parks

    Think Disneyland is crowded now? Wait till ‘Star Wars’ land opens in 2019

    It might seem hard to believe if you were among the tens of thousands of fans crammed into the Disneyland Resort last weekend, but we are entering a calm before the storm at Southern California’s theme parks. The Mickey and Friends parking structure filled to capacity on Saturday and Sunday last weekend, and wait times for attractions at Disneyland climbed to holiday-week levels. Crowds also packed Universal Studios Hollywood, which sold out nights of its Halloween Horror...


  • Science museums

    Volunteer whale-watching training opens at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

    Cabrillo Marine Aquarium’s whale-watching naturalist training program kicks off on Oct. 3. The volunteer opportunity includes weekly Tuesday night trainings through March. Volunteers who graduate the training program will be placed on whale-watching boats to train viewers about local marine wildlife. Registration opens at the first class, which will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Drive in San Pedro. Registration closes at the...

    By staff reports|

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