Kristina Bravo is a digital news producer for KTLA in Los Angeles.


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  • Deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department responds to a call about a double shooting in Mayflower Village near Monrovia on June 14, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    2 People Injured in Suspected Gang-Related Drive-by Shooting Near Monrovia: LASD

    Deputies searched for suspects on Thursday following what appeared to be a gang-related drive-by shooting near Monrovia, according to authorities. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call around 11:41 a.m. about two victims who had been shot in the 2500 block of Broderick Avenue in the unincorporated Mayflower Village, the agency said. Officers discovered a woman and a man with gunshot wounds to the upper torso and had them transported to a hospital, the Sheriff’s Department said. The […]

  • Soondus Ahmed, one of a group of women who filed a lawsuit against Urth Caffe after being ejected from the Laguna Beach location, speaks about the suit on May 3, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Urth Caffe to Hold Diversity Training, Offer Free Food in Laguna Beach as Part of Settlement With Muslim Women

    Urth Caffe reached a settlement with a group of Muslim of women who said they were unjustly ejected from the Southern California chain’s Laguna Beach location in 2016, an advocacy group announced on Thursday. The American Civil Liberties Union said Urth Caffe agreed to conduct training at its Los Angeles headquarters for  employees and offer free drinks and desserts to all customers at its Laguna Beach location on Saturday in celebration of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan. […]

  • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents detain an immigrant on Oct. 14, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

    ICE Arrests 162 People in 3-Day Operation in L.A. Area, Other Counties in Southern California

    Immigration officials reported arresting 162 people across Southern California during a three-day operation this week. The arrests took place from Sunday to Tuesday—80 of them in Los Angeles County, 25 in Orange County, 15 in San Bernardino County, 12 in Riverside County, 22 in Santa Barbara County and eight in Ventura County—according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Those detained consisted of five women and 157 men, according to ICE. In a statement, the agency said the operation targeted “at-large criminal […]

  • Santa Ana police released this sketch of a man they said exposed himself to a girl after breaking into her home on June 12, 2018.

    Santa Ana Police Seeking Man Who Broke Into Girl’s Room and Exposed Himself

    Police on Wednesday sought the public’s help identifying a man who broke into a Santa Ana girl’s room and exposed himself. The incident happened around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday at an apartment in the 2300 block of West Edinger Avenue, according to the Santa Ana Police Department. Surveillance footage from the victim’s home shows the suspect trying to break into vehicles parked at the residence before scaling a back fence. Then, the man allegedly entered the apartment through an unlocked sliding […]

  • Death Penalty Recommended for Former Marine Convicted of Killing 5 SoCal Women

    A jury on Wednesday recommended the death penalty for a former Marine convicted of killing five Southern California women between 1986 and 1995. Jurors on May 23 found Andrew Urdiales, 53, of Illinois, guilty in five murders that happened across Orange, Riverside and San Diego counties, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s office. He was scheduled to be sentenced at the Superior Court of Orange County on Aug. 31. OCDA said Urdiales served in the U.S. Marine Corps from […]

  • Flames burned near a home as the Portola Fire burned in the Beverly Crest area on June 12, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Weed Wacker Likely Sparked Fire That Prompted Evacuations in Beverly Crest: LAFD

    A weed wacker likely caused a fire that prompted the temporary evacuation of dozens of homes in Beverly Crest on Tuesday, according to authorities. The Portola Fire, reported shortly before 2 p.m., burned about 35 to 40 acres and was 40 percent contained as of 10 p.m., the Los Angeles Fire Department said. A weed wacker used by a contractor at the backyard of a residence on the 9800 block of Portola Drive likely sparked the flames, LAFD spokesman Erik Scott […]

  • A brush fire burns near Santiago Canyon on June 11, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    155-Acre Brush Fire Burns South of Santiago Canyon Near 241 Freeway: O.C. Officials

    Crews were making progress on a brush fire on Monday evening that burned about 155 acres south of Santiago Canyon near the northbound 241 Freeway, Orange County officials said. The blaze forced the closure of all the 241’s northbound lanes near the 133 Freeway, which were shut down shortly before 5:45 p.m., according to Caltrans. However, all lanes on the 241 were reopened by 8:26 p.m., according to a tweet from the county’s toll road system. Santiago Canyon Road also […]

  • Oscar Armando Lopez is seen in booking photos released by the Los Angeles Police Department on June 11, 2018.

    Authorities Detain Man Who Allegedly Crashed Stolen Vehicle in Sun Valley, Leaving Passenger Dead: LAPD

    A man who allegedly crashed a stolen vehicle in Sun Valley, causing the death of one of his passengers and injuring the other, was taken into custody Monday evening, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Oscar Armando Lopez was taken into custody at about 7:15 p.m. in the 7300 block of Tujunga Avenue in North Hollywood after his family viewed a news conference held by LAPD earlier in the day and contacted investigators, a news release stated. Lopez was […]

  • A courtroom gavel is seen in a file photo. (Credit: Brian A. Jackson/Thinkstock)

    Border Official From Palmdale Used Law Enforcement Discount on Home for ‘Personal Gain’: DOJ

    A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer from Palmdale exploited a program that offered discounted homes to law enforcement officers for “personal gain,” authorities said on Monday. A jury found Kanit Kunnaragthai, 49, guilty of two counts of making a false statement to the Department of Housing and Urban Development and one count of making a false statement to maintain his security clearance as a CPB officer, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Kunnaragthai bought a home in Moreno Valley […]