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Erin Myers is a reporter for the KTLA 5 Morning News.

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  • The mural along Pacific Avenue has a message at the top reading “You Are Not Forgotten” and bears the names of 2,273 soldiers counted as either prisoners of war or missing in action in Vietnam.  The wall was vandalized ahead of Memorial Day. (Credit: KTLA)

    Veterans Memorial in Venice Vandalized: ‘It’s Sad and Shocking’

    In the week before Memorial Day, Venice residents noticed the frustratingly familiar sight of graffiti. But this time, the location was especially egregious: Vandals scrawled big, white letters over part of a mural memorializing Vietnam War veterans. “It’s sad and shocking,” said Venice Chamber of Commerce Vice President George Francisco. “Such ignorance and animosity.” The damage, he said, feels especially personal — his father was a Green Beret in Vietnam and did two combat tours. Click here to read the full story […]

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    ‘A Flag for Every Hero’: Volunteers Honor Veterans at Riverside National Cemetery

    Volunteers placed thousands of American flags on the graves of U.S. military veterans at Riverside National Cemetery. Erin Myers reports from Riverside for the KTLA 5 Morning News on May 28, 2016.

  • The giant space shuttle tank known as ET-94 made its way through Los Angeles on May 21, 2016. (Credit: Pool)

    ET-94 Space Shuttle Fuel Tank Hits the Road for Final Journey to the California Science Center

    The giant orange space shuttle fuel tank known as ET-94 made one final journey on Saturday as it traversed Los Angeles-area roads to the California Science Center, where it was reunited with the Endeavour. The shuttle tank – which arrived in Marina del Rey on May 18 — began its trek on surface streets around midnight. It made its way through a 16-mile stretch of Inglewood and Los Angeles in a journey reminiscent of when Space Shuttle Endeavour was paraded […]

  • Cyclists make their way down Lankershim Boulevard Sunday in the first-ever CicLAvia in the San Fernando Valley. (Credit: Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times)

    CicLAvia Comes to Southeast L.A. for First Time Sunday; Road Closures in Effect

    In a first for Southeast Los Angeles, the popular bicycle festival known as CicLAvia will close streets to cars and open them for cyclists, walkers and skaters from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Streets in Huntington Park, Walnut Park, South Gate, Florence-Firestone, Lynwood and Watts are included in the festival, which encourages people to do without their cars for a day and rediscover their community on other wheels — or none at all. CicLAvia is held in different locations […]

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    Man Dead, 2 LAPD Officers Hospitalized After Exchange of Gunfire in Boyle Heights

    Two Los Angeles Police Department officers were hospitalized Friday evening after an exchange of gunfire in Boyle Heights that left a man dead, officials said. The policemen, one of whom was shot in the shoulder, were in stable condition, Sgt. Frank Preciado said during a news conference at the scene, near the intersection of Seventh and Lorena streets. The second officer suffered a back strain. The incident began when the officers, who were conducting a gang-suppression patrol in the area, attempted to conduct […]

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    Shoppers Head to Flower District in Downtown L.A. for Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gifts

    Erin Myers reports from downtown L.A. for the KTLA 5 Morning News on May 8, 2016.

  • Former President Bill Clinton speaks in San Diego on May 4, 2016. (Credit: KSWB)

    Former President Bill Clinton to Deliver Commencement Address at Loyola Marymount Graduation

    Former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to deliver the commencement address Saturday morning at Loyola Marymount University. Clinton is scheduled to speak at the undergraduate ceremony at 9:30 a.m. His nephew, Tyler Clinton, is among the graduates. The former president has been in Los Angeles in recent days campaigning and raising money on behalf of his wife, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton. On Thursday, the candidate appeared at rallies in East Los Angeles to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, where she […]

  • Several vehicles were damaged in a Valley Glen crash that resulted in multiple injuries on April 30, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Grandmother Killed, 5 Others Injured in Multi-Vehicle Collision in Valley Glen

    A 63-year-old grandmother was killed and five others were injured, including three of the woman’s grandchildren, Saturday afternoon when a car collided with several other vehicles and struck an apartment building in Valley Glen, officials said. The crash occurred about 4:10 p.m. in the 12700 block of Vanowen Street, when a white 2011 BMW attempted to pass a silver Ford Mustang that was traveling westbound, according to Detective Bill Bustos of the Los Angeles Police Department. The BMW clipped the Mustang, whose driver lost control […]

  • Anti-Trump protesters clash with police outside the California Republican Convention in Burlingame, California (Credit: Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

    Donald Trump Met by Protesters at California GOP Convention in Bay Area; 5 Arrested

    Donald Trump spoke at the California Republican convection on Friday afternoon after hundreds of protesters tried to thwart him from entering the hotel where the event was being held. Trump delivered the address at the convention’s kickoff lunch. The sold-out convention, which runs through Sunday morning, is being held at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in Burlingame. Dozens of protesters had already assembled outside the hotel by 9:30 a.m., video from the scene showed. A large police presence was […]