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Shooting closes north 605 Freeway in Norwalk

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Weekend US-Mexico border crossing closure promises headaches

SAN DIEGO >> The busiest border crossing in the United States will close this weekend to the more than 40,000 cars that pass through it daily to Mexico. The closure between San Diego and Tijuana for work on a $741 million expansion project...

By Julie Watson Associated Press|


  • Boating accidents

    Cabin boat stripped, partially sinks near Port of Los Angeles

    A 32-foot Uniflite cabin motor vessel — stripped of its engine, lights and transmission — was found sinking Monday morning about a mile-and-a-half offshore from the Port of Los Angeles, but no victims were found on board or in the water, authorities said. The sinking boat, The Monte Carlo, was reported about 7:20 a.m., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. After an extensive search that involved divers, there were no signs of distress and no one was found on...

    By staff reports|

  • Automotive accidents

    Compton man killed in 105 Freeway crash identified

    LOS ANGELES >> A motorist who was killed when his vehicle veered off the 105 Freeway in South Los Angeles and tumbled down an embankment was identified Saturday by authorities. The driver, identified by the coroner’s office as 20-year-old Fernando Garcia Jr. of Compton, was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash was reported at 8:14 a.m. Friday on the eastbound 105 at San Pedro Street, triggering a SigAlert that was in effect until just after noon, the California...

    By City News Service|

  • Helicopter crashes

    Man taken to hospital after helicopter crash at Long Beach Airport

    A flight training operation went awry on Wednesday when a helicopter crashed as it was landing at Long Beach Airport, causing the chopper to flip onto its side. Only the pilot was on board, and he was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries, authorities said. Long Beach Fire responded to the incident at approximately 1:09 p.m., according to fire spokesman Jake Heflin, who said a training pilot in his 40s was flying the aircraft at the time. Just before the...

    Courtney Tompkins

  • Funerals and memorial services

    Remembering the ‘Pineapple Princess’ from Redondo Beach

    The Redondo Beach community gathered Wednesday evening on The Esplanade at Avenue A to dedicate a bench overlooking the ocean to the memory of Ciara Smith, a 13-year-old Parras Middle School student who was struck and killed by a bus in May when her bike rolled onto Pacific Coast Highway. Ciara’s nickname, “Pineapple Princess,” is engraved on a plaque on the bench, which was purchased by Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn’s office. Hahn and Redondo Beach...

    By staff reports|

  • Suicides

    Man shoots himself in the head in front of Hermosa Beach police officer

    A 22-year-old man apparently involved in a family dispute in Hermosa Beach shot himself in the head Thursday in his car after a police officer pulled him over. The attempted suicide prompted closure of the southbound lanes on Pacific Coast Highway near Artesia Boulevard. Northbound lanes were open. Officers encountered the man after responding to a family disturbance call about 4:30 p.m. at a home at 22nd Street and Pacific Coast Highway. The man was gone, but an officer...

    Larry Altman

  • Traffic

    Months after controversial LA ‘road diets,’ group launches campaign to recall Councilman Mike Bonin

    A group of Westside residents outraged over “road diets” imposed over the summer in Playa del Rey and more planned in the city formally announced a campaign Thursday to recall Councilman Mike Bonin. At a news conference outside Venice Grind Coffee Co. in Mar Vista, residents wearing “Got traffic?” shirts said removing Bonin from...

    Megan Barnes

  • Transportation

    Few LA County communities count horses as major transportation modes, but Avocado Heights is one of them

    The day Alejandra Sandoval’s uncle got married, he put on his charro outfit and traveled a few miles to St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Hacienda Heights — on his horse. “Yup, he rode right up to the church, got off the horse, and got married,” said Sandoval, 27, a resident of the Avocado Heights Equestrian District. • Photos: Equine...

    Steve Scauzillo

  • Transportation

    71 cited for bogus disabled parking placards at L.A. County Fair in Pomona

    Investigators checking disabled placards on vehicles parked outside the L.A. County Fair last weekend issued 71 misdemeanor citations for fraudulently using the parking passes, authorities said. California Department of Motor Vehicle investigators conducted the enforcement crackdown Sunday outside Pomona Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley...

    Brian Day

  • Boating accidents

    Man tethered to yacht’s mast at LA Harbor dies

    A 73-year-old man who apparently became entangled Wednesday in the lines of his yacht’s mast in a slip at Los Angeles Harbor in Wilmington was pronounced dead when firefighters lowered him to the ground, authorities said. Firefighters responded to the boat at Island Yacht Anchorage about 3:35 p.m. and rigged a rope system to lower him to the ground, but determined the man had died. Witnesses told Port of Los Angeles police that the man was seen working on the mast...

    Larry Altman

  • News

    Hawthorne crash victim identified as Inglewood man

    A man pronounced dead at the scene of a three-vehicle crash in Hawthorne may have died of a heart attack, authorities said Wednesday. Authorities identified the man as Daniel William Saucier, 78, of Inglewood. He was driving south on Hawthorne Boulevard at 11:05 p.m. Monday when he veered into oncoming traffic. Two other motorists were involved in the...

    Larry Altman

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