SAN PEDRO Shots fired: 4-5 a.m. July 30, 21st Street and Pacific Avenue. Someone pointed a gun at the victim, yelled out a gang name and shot several rounds, striking the victim. The victim’s condition was not given. Shots ...
A man who climbed a huge crane at the Port of Los Angeles after he jumped from a stolen SUV at the end of a lengthy police chase fell to his death late Wednesday. After an hours-long standoff, TV news reports showed the man had fallen to h...
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Saying they want to strike a balance between public outcry over rising crime rates and statewide criminal justice reforms, Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to approve the formation of a blue-ribbon commission to dig deeper into how best to rehabilitate low-level criminals while also protecting communities. The 3-to-0 vote to approve the commission came after some soul-searching among some supervisors who heard almost 60 people speak at the board meeting downtown to express...
LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti announced today an unprecedented initiative to freely share information about cybersecurity threats with businesses in the city. The Los Angeles Cyber Lab is billed as America’s first city-led partnership dedicated to protecting businesses and residents from cyber attacks. The lab will circulate information gleaned from analyses of what the mayor’s office called more than 4 million attempted cyber attacks on city computer networks...
Clarence “Smiley” Bonn, the last living founder of a national group that organized yearly reunions of Pearl Harbor survivors, died recently at his Torrance home. He was 97. Born Nov. 26, 1919, in Mahnomen, Minnesota, Bonn died July 28 of natural causes, a family member said. “We were able to honor his wishes,” said his niece, Cindy Mattson. “He wanted to pass away in his house.” Bonn was among 11 Pearl Harbor survivors who met at...
Two people were taken to hospitals Tuesday following a single-vehicle rollover crash at 243rd Street and Western Avenue near Narbonne High School in Harbor City. Firefighters said the crash occurred at 3:16 p.m. Authorities said the car was occupied by three people, who were able to get out of the car unassisted. One suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The other victims’ injuries were not available. Police did not know if the victims were students. — Larry Altman
Stephanie Walton is off. The police log for El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach will return Aug. 23. Information about crime in areas patrolled by the Hermosa Beach Police Department is available on its website, www.hermosabch.org/index.aspx?page=123. Click on Weekly Crime Log. Information about crime in areas patrolled by the Redondo Beach Police Department is available on its website,
LOS ANGELES — A judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by a black Los Angeles police officer who alleged he wrongfully transferred to short-term administrative duty after complaining that a white colleague pulled him over and detained him twice despite being shown identification. In his lawsuit filed in October 2015 alleging race discrimination and retaliation, Lamark Ferguson said the white officer who stopped him explained that he needed to verify the plaintiff’s employment...
A man suspected of being the Great Outdoors Bandit, who committed seven bank robberies in Idaho and Utah, was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport while trying to board a flight to Belgium, the FBI said Monday. Josue Daniel Alfaro, who also went by Danny Alfaro, was arrested Sunday on a warrant charging him with bank robbery. FBI officials said he was taken into custody as he tried to board a WOW Airlines flight to Brussels. A criminal complaint filed Friday in Boise...
Assault and battery
A 26-year-old man was on life support with a knife blade remaining at the base of his brain Monday following a dispute in Lomita that put two brothers in jail. Steven Westbrook, a former Narbonne High School student, was in the intensive care unit at County Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. A family member, John Banuelos, said it was not likely he will survive. Lomita sheriff Detective Jimmy Duckworth said Westbrook was beaten and stabbed in front of a house in the 26000 of Cypress...
Law and order
DMV cites hundreds for fraudulent handicapped parking placards, seeks public’s help to find more fakers
A crackdown on people who fraudulently use Disabled Person parking placards has resulted in 170 arrests, according to the Department of Motor Vehicles. The enforcement operations were carried out in July. The statewide crackdown is part of the DMV’s effort to ensure handicap parking spots are used by people who have legally obtained disabled parking placards to help them get around. From April 1 to July 31, 2017, DMV investigators issued 917 citations during 73...
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A man accused of ramming his car into a crowd of counter-protesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia was denied bond Monday after the public defender’s office said it couldn’t represent him and the judge was forced to find a local attorney to fill in. James Alex Fields Jr. was not present in the courtroom but appeared via video monitor dressed in a black-and-white striped uniform. Seated, he answered questions from the judge with...