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Melissa Pamer is the digital managing editor at KTLA. She joined the station as a senior digital news producer in 2013.

She previously worked as a digital media producer for KNBC, and as a newspaper reporter covering local government, education and the environment for the Los Angeles Daily News, the Daily Breeze and other Los Angeles-area papers.

She has a master’s degree in print journalism from the University of Southern California.

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  • O.C. Mom Who Attended Every Class With Quadriplegic Son Earns Honorary MBA Alongside Him

    An Orange County mother helped realize her son’s goal of earning an MBA despite a debilitating accident that left him a quadriplegic. Over the weekend, they both earned degrees. Judy O’Connor attended every class with 29-year-old Marty O’Connor, taking notes for him as he worked toward his master’s of business administration degree at Chapman University. Shortly after pushing Marty in his wheelchair across the stage, Judy was called out as a “special individual.” The crowd cheered. The announcer became choked up […]

  • Brush Fire Burns in Hills Above Duarte

    Los Angeles County firefighters were responding to a brush fire burning several acres in the foothills above the San Gabriel Valley on Monday. A county Fire Department spokesman said the blaze was reported at 3:19 p.m. in the 100 block of Crestview Street. No structures were threatened, the spokesperson said, but aerial video from Sky5 showed flames burning near a residential backyard on Rim Road. The fire’s forward progress was stopped at 3 to 5 acres, the Fire Department tweeted […]

  • 3 Detained on Suspicion of Residential Burglary After Pursuit Ends in Lynwood Area

    One adult and two juveniles were taken into custody after a pursuit ended in the Lynwood area Friday afternoon. The three were wanted on suspicion of burglary after investigators saw one of them force entry into a home in Cerritos through a rear door just after 12 p.m., Los Angeles County sheriff’s official said. A short time later, the person was observed leaving the home, near Bingham Street and Alburtis Avenue, and getting into a black Nissan Altima that had been parked […]

  • 3 Men ‘Tunneled Through’ Day Spa to Break Into Vape Shop in Woodland Hills: LAPD

    Three men who broke into a Woodland Hills salon in order to burglarize a neighboring vape business were caught on camera and are being sought by police. Images of the men were released Friday morning by the Los Angeles Police Department, which asked anyone who recognizes the men to contact investigators. The break-in occurred around 1:30 a.m. April 26 at two businesses in the 22700 block of Ventura Boulevard. The burglars pried open the rear door of a day spa […]

  • Danny Trejo’s Food Empire Expands: Doughnuts in Hollywood, Tacos in Pasadena

    Actor Danny Trejo’s Los Angeles-area food empire is expanding, with a doughnut shop now open in Hollywood and plans for new outlets in Pasadena and near USC. The hot pink doughnut-and-coffee location, at Highland Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard, opened Tuesday and has had lines around the block, Trejo said in an interview Friday. “We have sold out every day since we opened up,” he said. The shop offers a pastry called the “low rider,” and one called the “gringo.” […]

  • 21-Year-Old Man Dead After 2 Killers Break Into His Hollywood Apartment, Shoot Him: LAPD

    Two gunmen kicked in a Hollywood man’s apartment door and shot him, prompting the victim to jump out of his window as the men fled on foot late Thursday, according to Los Angeles police. The shooting was reported about 11 p.m. on Wilcox Avenue just north of Sunset Boulevard. When officers arrived, they found the victim, identified as 21-year-old Brian Delatorre, lying in an alley next to his apartment building. He had jumped out of the window of the one-story […]

  • Woman Who Scammed L.A.-Area Victims for Breast Cancer Treatment Money Is Sentenced to Jail, Ordered to Pay $130,000

    A 37-year-old woman who pretended to have breast cancer and told victims she needed money for treatment has been sentence to six months in Los Angeles County jail and ordered to repay nearly $130,000. Lacy Johnson of Colorado received her sentence on Thursday, nearly four months after she pleaded no contest to felony grand theft. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced her sentence. Johnson received more than $100,000 from donors who were bilked between 2010 and 2013, the […]

  • In Strange Sight, Tiny Clams ‘Absolutely Carpeted’ Stretch of Sand in Newport Beach

    A section of Newport Beach coastline was covered with tiny clams this week, making a strange sight and a bumpy walk for beachgoers. On Wednesday, the area north of Newport Pier was “absolutely carpeted” with a species called bean clams, according to Matthew Bracken, a biology professor at UC Irvine. Such “abundances” occur once or twice per decade, and there are records going back to the 1800s showing the same species making such a spectacular appearance on the sand, said […]

  • Nothing Found in Renewed Search of South Pasadena’s Arroyo Park for Missing 5-Year-Old Boy

    The ongoing search for 5-year-old Aramazd Andressian Jr., who disappeared in April after a trip to Disneyland with his father, brought investigators a second time to Arroyo Park in South Pasadena on Thursday morning, but nothing was found. The search effort came a day after the boy’s mother spoke out for the first time – at a news conference where authorities revealed new details in the investigation. The boy’s father, 35-year-old Aramazd Andressian Sr., was found unconscious in Arroyo Park next […]