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California Assembly speaker receives death threats after postponing single-payer bill

By Andrew Edwards|

Woman robs bank at Manhattan Village in Manhattan Beach

A woman who threatened that she had a gun robbed a Manhattan Beach bank of an undisclosed amount of cash, the FBI said Wednesday. The woman did not say a word when she approached a teller at Chase Bank, 2600 Sepulveda Blvd., about 5:45 p.m. Tues...

By Larry Altman|


  • Bomb threats

    Bomb threat at Wal-Mart in Torrance prompts evacuation

    Customers and employees at a Walmart store in Torrance were forced to evacuate Wednesday following a telephoned bomb threat that proved to be unfounded, police said. Officers responded to the store on Hawthorne Boulevard between Carson Street and Sepulveda Boulevard shortly after noon, Torrance police Sgt. Ronald Harris said. Police...

    Larry Altman

  • Hacking

    Pro-ISIS message hacked onto LA County supervisors website

    LOS ANGELES >> The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors website was hacked Tuesday, with someone substituting a pro-Islamic State group message for links to county information. The site at was restored Tuesday night. “No breach of data occurred and no personal information was compromised,” a county spokesman said. Before county technicians took the site offline, a message was visible in the middle of an all-black screen. Headed by...

    City News Service|

  • Robbery

    Suspects in Pasadena armed robbery charged with string of other incidents

    Authorities have filed several counts of armed robbery against three suspects originally arrested for robbery in Pasadena of a doughnut shop in May. Malik Arthur was charged with 13 counts of armed robbery and Thomas Rollins was charged with seven counts of armed robbery this month by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. The third suspect, a 16-year-old boy, is currently in custody on a detained petition as the DA’s office reviews the case.

    Sandra T. Molina

  • Sexual assault

    Uber driver charged with raping unconscious passenger at North Hollywood motel

    An Uber driver was charged Tuesday with raping a female passenger in a North Hollywood motel while she was unconscious, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday. Alaric Spence, 46, was charged on three felony counts: kidnapping to commit rape, rape of an unconscious person and rape by use of drugs, according to a statement from the D.A.’s office. Sarah Ardalani, spokesperson for the District Attorney’s Office, said the charge of...

    Staff reports |

  • Sexual abuse

    Report rips USA Gymnastics in wake of sex abuse scandal

    USA Gymnastics has had a “largely ineffective approach” to preventing sexual abuse within the sport, failing both to keep pace with best practices and to hold non-compliant gyms and clubs accountable, according to a report commissioned by the sport’s Indianapolis-based national governing body released Tuesday. In addition to recommending a series of reforms to enact culture change within the sport, the 146-page report found that “over time, the practices of...

    By Scott M. Reid @sreidocregister on Twitter|

  • Shootings

    Lockdown lifted at Alabama military post amid report of possible active shooter

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities locked down an Alabama military post on Tuesday amid reports of possible active shooter, and workers were advised to “run hide fight.” About two hours later, the all-clear was given and officials said there were no confirmed injuries or arrests. A safety drill was planned for Wednesday, but Redstone Arsenal spokesman Christopher Colster said he wasn’t sure “at this point what happened” at the base near...


  • Crime News

    Man accused of making criminal threats against children in San Pedro released

    By Larry Altman @larryaltman on Twitter A man who allegedly told a passer-by “Do you want to blow up some children?” near a San Pedro preschool was released from jail Tuesday after the case against him apparently was dismissed, records show. Delbert Steele, 48, who spent 70 days in jail, was released from Sheriff’s...


  • Law and order

    LAPD chief announces clampdown on social media contact between cops and cadets

    Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said Tuesday that the department is tightening its rules in the wake of a widening cadet youth program scandal. Beck told the Los Angeles Police Commission that he is issuing a department directive that limits one-on-one contact between police officers and members of the cadet corps and limits certain social media contact. It’s “not intended to limit connectivity in the way the youth service officers communicate to cadet posts,...

    Brenda Gazzar

  • Crime News

    Police log: Beach Cities crime reports

    EL SEGUNDO Attempted robbery: Reported June 24, 700 block of South Sepulveda Boulevard. Someone attempted to leave a store without paying for merchandise and, when confronted by security, lunged toward the employee. Identity theft: Reported June 21. Fraudulent charges were made on the victim’s credit card. Commercial burglary: Reported June 21, 1900 block of Hughes Way. Unknown means of entry into a storage unit. A dive tank and miscellaneous documents were...


  • Crime News

    Father accused of killing missing South Pasadena boy says he wasn’t fleeing while in Las Vegas

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A California father told a judge on Tuesday that he wasn’t hiding from authorities when he was arrested in Las Vegas, and will not fight his transfer in custody to Los Angeles to face a murder charge in the disappearance of his 5-year-old son. Aramazd Andressian Sr. wasn’t asked and didn’t say where his son is, and his lawyer later said he didn’t know either. “I wish I did. I wish we all did,” attorney Daniel...

    By MICHAEL BALSAMO and KEN RITTER Associated Press|

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