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  • Crime News

    These San Pedro burglars were caught on video breaking into homes

    Los Angeles Harbor Division police detectives Tuesday said they need the public’s help to identify residential burglary suspects who were caught on camera during a series of crimes. The crimes occurred over the course of 11 days: • 3 p.m. Sept. 14, 1400 block of Brett Place: Burglars broke a sliding glass door to get inside and stole jewelry, computers, and gaming consoles. • 3 p.m. Sept. 15, 1200 block of Park Wester Drive: Burglars broke a front...

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  • Lawsuits

    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 team and his alleged attackers, who are from Palos Verdes Estates. Ariel Auffant, a geologist who suffered a traumatic brain injury when he was violently punched and kicked after a Dodgers-Mets playoff game on Oct. 9, 2015, alleges the...

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  • Urban planning

    Waterfront high rises, cleaner industry and more in San Pedro’s community plan update

    The long-awaited update for San Pedro’s community plan calls for greener and cleaner industry, taller commercial buildings in downtown near the waterfront and an expanded Vinegar Hill historic residential district. The Los Angeles City Council’s Planning and Land Use Management Committee approved the revised plan Tuesday, and the ordinance is expected to be adopted by the full...

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  • Crime News

    Feds charge men with illegally trading protected living corals

    A Gardena man is facing charges that he allegedly illegally traded live corals that are protected by an international treaty but are frequently used to decorate aquariums, authorities said Tuesday. Jose Torres, 42, was charged in a federal indictment issued Sept. 20 with unlawfully attempting to export to Mexico some 20 varieties of live corals protected by the Convention on the International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, the U.S. Attorney’s Office...

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  • 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.

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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