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Ashley Soley-Cerro is a digital news producer for KTLA.com in Los Angeles.


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  • Pea-sized hail covered Huntington Beach Monday morning. (Credit: KTLA)

    Huntington Beach Turns Into ‘Winter Wonderland’ as Hail Blankets Sand and Pier in Rare Sight

    The tail end of a storm that moved across Southern California over the weekend dropped a blanket of what appeared to be snow on the sand and pier in Huntington Beach Monday morning. The “winter wonderland” was in fact created by about a 1/2 inch of hail, the National Weather Service’s L.A. forecast office stated on Facebook. A tweet from the weather service in San Diego, which covers Orange County, said it was about 1 inch. Other areas, including Long Beach and the Palos Verdes […]

  • One person was killed and four others were injured during a shooting at a Santa Ana restaurant on March 2, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Shooting at Santa Ana Restaurant Leaves 1 Dead, 4 Injured

    One person died and four others, including two possible gunmen, were injured after a shooting at a Santa Ana restaurant Monday morning, local police said. The shooting occurred at El Zocalo Mexican Steak House in the 300 block of North Tustin Avenue (map) around 12:45 a.m., said Anthony Bertagna with the Santa Ana Police Department. The restaurant is open until 2 a.m. on Sundays, according to its Yelp page, and Bertagna said the altercation occurred in the bar area. One person died […]

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    Major Mudslide Prompts Closure of PCH in Ventura County

    A major mudslide prompted a closure of Pacific Coast Highway in Ventura County Sunday – two days after a large nearby stretch was reopened after similar events led to a three-month closure. Both directions of the roadway were closed between Calleguas Creek and Mugu Rock after a 5:40 a.m. mudslide, the Los Angeles Times reported. Reopening the roadway could take four hours or more, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said. The stretch was located near a 9-mile section that was […]

  • A still image video posted on YouTube on March 1, 2015, shows a skydiver experiencing a seizure midair.

    Video Captures Skydiver Suffering Seizure During Free Fall

    Video recently posted on YouTube shows a skydiver suffering from a seizure during a free fall in Australia in what he described as a near death experience. In the video, which was posted by the username Nomadic Adrenaline on Sunday, two men fall from a plane in what seems to begin as a typical skydive jump. A body camera on the “jumpmaster” shows the second man turning onto his back during a free fall and beginning to shake violently while […]

  • Rosie Carino pushed her brother from the path of a hit-and-run driver on Feb. 26, 2015. (Credit: KOVR)

    11-Year-Old Stockton Girl Pushes Brother From Path of Hit-and-Run Driver

    An 11-year-old Stockton girl was recently hailed a hero after pushing her younger brother from the path of a speeding vehicle that then struck her before taking off. Rosie Carino was walking with her little brother Thursday in front of Lottie Grunsky Elementary School when she noticed a car speeding toward them, Sacramento TV station KOVR reported. “The car was coming,” Carino told the station. “My friend scooted back and I pulled my brother out of the way, but by […]

  • A homicide investigation was underway March 1, 2015, after a man was found dead in a Lake Balboa home. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Found Dead, Possibly Shot, in Lake Balboa Home

    A homicide investigation was underway Sunday after a man’s body was found in a Lake Balboa home after possibly being shot, officials said. The man was found around 5:15 p.m. Saturday in the 16400 block of Gilmore Street (map), Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Steve Nassief told the Los Angeles Times. The man’s death was being investigated as a homicide, a watch commander with the LAPD’s West Valley station said. No weapon was found at the scene, LAPD Sgt. Holst said […]

  • Big Bear officials touted "amazing" skiing and snowboarding conditions after snowfall on March 1, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Winter Storm Brings Snow, ‘Amazing’ Conditions to Big Bear

    Skiers and snowboarders were told to expect “amazing” conditions at Big Bear Sunday as a winter storm was predicted to continue dropping snow, rain and hail across Southern California. Snow totals in the mountains were likely to be “quite variable due to the showery nature of precipitation,” according to the National Weather Service‘s winter weather advisory. In Big Bear, about an inch of natural snow had fallen as of Sunday morning with more expected as the day progressed, said Dustin […]

  • A driver died after crashing and hitting a building in the City of Industry on March 1, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Fatal Crash in City of Industry Causes Gas Leak

    A driver was killed after crashing into the side of a restaurant in the City of Industry, causing a gas leak Sunday, officials said. A dark-colored car struck the side of a restaurant in the 15000 block of Valley Boulevard (map) around 1:45 a.m. Sunday, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Stonich said. The restaurant was believed to be closed at the time of the crash. The driver became trapped and died at the scene, Sgt. Taylor said. The car struck […]

  • Multiple cars were derailed after a Metrolink train struck a vehicle in Ventura County on Feb. 24, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Truck Driver Taken Into Custody on Suspicion of Felony Hit-and-Run in Metrolink Crash

    Thirty people were hospitalized, several of them in critical condition, and the driver of a pickup truck that was struck by a Metrolink train was in police custody following a fiery wreck that caused several train cars to derail in Oxnard early Tuesday morning. The train slammed into the truck near the intersection of East Fifth Street and South Rice Avenue (map) in Oxnard, an official with the Ventura County Fire Department said. A 911 call to police just before 5:45 a.m. reported the crash. Police responded a few minutes later and […]