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John A. Moreno is a web producer with KTLA 5 News.

From 2003 to 2012, he worked at Los Angeles Wave Newspapers as a copy editor, reporter and digital managing editor.


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  • A screenshot from a surveillance video shows a man suspected of annoying two teenage girls on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, police said. (Credit: Montebello Police Department)

    Police Ask for Help in Identifying Man Suspected of Annyoing 2 Girls in Montebello

    Police on Thursday were asking for the public’s help in identifying a man suspected of kissing a girl on the cheek at a bus stop and annoying another girl at a nearby liquor store. The first incident occurred about 1 p.m. Wednesday while a 16-year-old girl was waiting for a bus at the intersection of North Montebello and West Whittier boulevards, according to a news release from the Montebello Police Department. The man kissed her on the cheek “and further annoyed […]

  • Max Page, right, is seen praying with his family before undergoing surgery to have a heart valve implanted. (Credit: Childrent's Hospital Los Angeles)

    Child Actor, Best Known for Playing ‘Mini Darth Vader,’ Set to Undergo 11th Heart-Related Surgery

    The child actor best known for portraying “mini Darth Vader” in a popular automotive commercial was scheduled to have his pacemaker replaced Tuesday, marking his second major operation in just over a month, officials with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles said. Ten-year-old Max Page, who suffers from congenital heart disease and conduit stenosis, received a heart valve that was implanted by cardiologists on July 30, according to a news release issued Thursday by the East Hollywood medical center. The latter condition […]

  • Firefighters and a ladder truck are scene at a crash site north of Glendora on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. (Credit: Los Angeles County Fire Department)

    Vehicle Goes Over Side of Mountain Road North of Glendora; 6 Hospitalized

    Six people were transported to a hospital Sunday evening after a vehicle went over the side of a mountain road north of Glendora and plummeted about 300 feet, officials said. Their conditions were not immediately known. Search and rescue teams responded the crash site, near the intersection of Glendora Mountain Road and Glendora Ridge Mountainway, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said on Twitter about 9:13 p.m. Firefighter-paramedics in two Fire Department helicopters assisted in rescue operation, according to the agency. Three of […]

  • Flames are seen in San Bernardino's Waterman Canyon on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. (Credit: Newspro News)

    Arrowhead Fire Burns 15 Acres in San Bernardino’s Waterman Canyon; Blaze Is 100% Contained

    Firefighters from multiple agencies Sunday evening extinguished a brush fire that broke out in San Bernardino’s Waterman Canyon, officials said. Fueled by grass and chaparral, the so-called Arrowhead Fire was first reported at 3:07 p.m. and grew to 15 acres within 30 minutes, according to the San Bernardino National Forest’s Twitter account. By 7:40 p.m., the blaze was 100 percent contained, the agency stated. The incident prompted a full closure of Highway 18, between 40th Street and Highway 138, for several hours, officials said. One lane was later […]

  • Kristin Whitney Ghilardi, 29, is seen in a photo released by her family and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

    Authorities, Family Members Ask for Help in Finding Missing Mother, 29, Last Seen in Canyon Country

    Update: The search for Kristin Ghilardi concluded Wednesday after she was seen at several local businesses, according to sheriff’s officials. Authorities and family members on Sunday asked for help in finding a missing 29-year-old mother who was last seen four days earlier in Canyon Country. Kristin Whitney Ghilardi, 29, went to a friend’s home Wednesday in the Santa Clarita neighborhood, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Officials initially had spelled the woman’s first name […]

  • Jascent-Jamal Lee Warren was shot and killed in Venice on Aug. 30, 2015. He is seen in a photo provided by his friend, Mariah 
Magomedova.

    1 Arrested in Venice Beach Boardwalk Shooting That Left 1 Man Dead, Another Wounded: LAPD

    A person has been arrested in connection with a shooting that left one man dead and another wounded on the Venice Beach boardwalk, the Los Angeles Police Department announced Sunday evening. The male arrestee, a Venice Beach resident, was taken into custody about about six hours after the fatal early-morning incident and booked on suspicion of homicide, a spokesman for the LAPD’s Pacific Division said. The name of the arrested person was not being disclosed, the spokesman said, citing an ongoing investigation. Pacific Division officers responded […]

  • A dog named T-Rex was cared for after being stabbed on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. (Credit: Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center)

    Dog Recovering After Being Stabbed Repeatedly in Santa Paula; Police Seek Attacker

    Police on Saturday asked for the public’s help in identifying the person who repeatedly stabbed and wounded a family’s dog in Santa Paula. The “heinous” attack occurred about 5 p.m. Friday in the area of 14th and Saticoy streets, according to a statement from the Santa Paula Police Department. The black American Staffordshire terrier, named T-Rex, was stabbed five times outside his owner’s home after he and another dog were possibly let out of the backyard by the assailant, police […]

  • A man was seen running away from the scene of a crash at a gas station after a pursuit ended in Lake Forest on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. (Credit: Orange County Sheriff's Department)

    Pursuit Ends When Stolen Truck Slams Into Gas Station in Lake Forest; Man Arrested

    A pursuit came to an end and a man was arrested Saturday after a stolen truck crashed into a gas station in Lake Forest, authorities said. Deputies in Yorba Linda detected a LoJack signal shortly before 2 p.m. in the area of the 91 Freeway at Yorba Linda Boulevard, according to a news release from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. A sheriff’s helicopter in the vicinity helped determine the source of the signal — a stolen 2004 Ford F-250 truck […]

  • The 15700 block of Arrow Route in Fontana is seen in an undated file photo. (Credit: Google Maps)

    Fire Burns Commercial Structure in Fontana, Spreads to Nearby Junkyard Before Being Extinguished

    Firefighters on Saturday extinguished a two-alarm fire that broke out at a commercial structure in Fontana, officials said. The blaze began at a business in the 15700 block of Arrow Route before spreading to an adjacent junkyard, the San Bernardino County Fire Department said on Twitter shortly after 6 p.m. Firefighters were initially in “defensive mode” after responding to the scene, then knocked down the flames by 6:40 p.m., according to the agency. An “extensive” mop-up operation was underway. There were no […]