• 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|

  • Shootings

    Shooting closes north 605 Freeway in Norwalk

    NORWALK — A portion of the 605 Freeway was shut down today after a car-to-car shooting, authorities said. It was reported at 1:53 a.m. on the northbound 605 at Alondra Boulevard, said California Highway Patrol Officer Peter Nicholson. One driver suffered moderate, non-life-threatening injuries, Nicholson said. It was not known if the driver was wounded by the gunfire, and no suspect information was available. A SigAlert was issued at 3:46 a.m. shutting down the...

    City News Service|

  • 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|

  • Breaking News

    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 presents a monumental headache for border businesses, workers, tourists and Christopher Enjambre. His band, Minor Gems, plays gigs in Tijuana. “It’s already hectic now, so ... damn,” he said, shaking his head in...

    By Julie Watson Associated Press|

  • Airport security

    New passport app at LAX aimed at moving arriving travelers through security quickly

    The addition of a mobile passport app to Los Angeles International Airport will help travelers pass through security checkpoints faster, the airport and U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Thursday. Mobile Passport Control can now be used at terminals 2, 4, 7 and Tom Bradley International Terminal and is the first authorized app to expedite passenger arrival into the U.S. Eligible U.S. and Canadian citizens may voluntarily submit their...

    By City News Service|

  • Road safety

    Northbound 405 Freeway connector to eastbound 105 to close through winter

    By staff reports The northbound 405 Freeway connector to the eastbound 105 Freeway near Hawthorne will be closed Wednesday as part of a long-term roadway and embankment repair project that will continue through the winter, according to Caltrans. Crews will stabilize the slope, install a new drainage system and repave the roadway with concrete slabs to improve safety and create a smoother drive for motorists. The long-term closure is to protect the safety of workers and is a...


  • 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

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