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Salina Nasir is the KTLA digital team’s intern for the summer of 2018. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism.

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  • 2 New Lawsuits Filed on Behalf of 18 Victims Against USC, Tyndall

    Eighteen more women are suing USC and former campus gynecologist George Tyndall over allegations of inappropriate behavior during medical exams, Los Angeles-based law firm Taylor & Ring announced Thursday. Two new lawsuits allege that all victims were subject to sexual misconduct and harassment by Tyndall between 1990 and 2016, according to a statement issued by a public relations firm representing Taylor & Ring. Last month, the law firm filed an initial complaint on behalf of one victim, identified only as “J.C.” […]

  • Wheeler provided KTLA with this image of her daughter.

    Texas Woman Says ‘Swimming While Black’ Led to Racist Harassment of Her 5-Year-Old Daughter at Pasadena Hotel Pool

    An African-American woman says she and her daughter were exposed to “blatant racism” when a man asked them if they had taken a shower before going swimming at a Pasadena hotel pool. The incident occurred Monday, when the woman was with her 5-year-old daughter and other relatives at The Westin, a 350-room, AAA-rated three-diamond hotel on Los Robles Avenue. The family was visiting Pasadena from Texas. The woman, who only wanted to be identified by her last name, Wheeler, alleges that […]

  • Sheriff Visits 9-Year-Old Boy Who Lost Leg After Being Hit by Suspected DUI Driver in San Bernardino

    A 9-year-old boy whose leg was amputated after being struck by a suspected drunken driver last month in San Bernardino received a special surprise from the county sheriff on Wednesday. Michael Villalobos was injured when an alleged DUI driver struck him while he was eating tacos with his family on Del Rosa Avenue on May 5, according to the California Highway Patrol. The force of the crash pinned the fourth-grader between two cars. Officials said he received severe injuries and […]

  • Attorney Gloria Allred announced amendments to an existing lawsuit against USC and George Tyndall during a press conference on June 12, 2018. She was joined by two alleged victims, Daniella Mohazab (left) and Anika Narayanan (right). (Credit: KTLA)

    23 More Women Now Represented by Gloria Allred in Lawsuit Against USC, Campus Gynecologist

    Twenty-three additional women have been added to attorney Gloria Allred’s lawsuit against USC and campus gynecologist George Tyndall, who is accused of improper treatment of many female students over several decades. The women’s rights attorney filed a lawsuit on behalf of graduate student Daniella Mohazab three weeks ago. On Tuesday, Allred announced that she is now suing on behalf of 24 women. Allred said the amended lawsuit includes graphic descriptions of allegations from all the plaintiffs, whose stories date back to the […]

  • Hundreds of people seek relief from a hot July day alongside the Santa Monica Pier. The beach there has consistently logged one of the poorest water-quality marks in California. (Credit: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)

    3 SoCal Beaches Among the Most Polluted in the State: Heal the Bay’s Beach Report Card

    Three Southern California beaches are among the 10 most polluted in the state, including one that has the dubious distinction of being at the bottom of the list, according to an annual report released Thursday. Heal the Bay’s 28th annual Beach Report Card included the Beach Bummer List, which alerts beachgoers to coastal areas of elevated pollution and bacteria. At the very bottom is Poche Beach in San Clemente, which the organization considers “the single most polluted beach in the […]

  • Joshua Casillas is shown in an undated photo provided by his family on June 6, 2018.

    7-Year-Old Hit-and-Run Victim Suffers Severe Injuries, Has Leg Amputated

    A 7-year-old boy who was struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run crash last month was severely injured and had to undergo a leg amputation, his father told KTLA Wednesday. Joshua Casillas was crossing the street with his grandfather and other family members on May 15 in Pacoima when two vehicles, a Chevy van and a Kia Spectra, collided at the intersection of Laurel Canyon Boulevard and Montague Avenue. Los Angeles Police Department officials said the impact from the collision forced […]

  • Fullerton Democrat Faces Potential Recall After Voting for Gas Tax Increase

    State Sen. Josh Newman of Fullerton is facing a possible recall more than a year after he voted with fellow Democrats to increase California’s gas tax in order to bring in the funds needed to improve the state’s infrastructure. Senate Bill No. 1 increased vehicle fees, raised the gas tax by 12 cents per gallon and hiked up the diesel fuel tax by 20 cents per gallon to raise billions of dollars annually for road and bridge repairs. “I voted […]

  • David Len Mcafee, left, Norman Michael Powers, center, and Brian Jay Bishop, right, are shown in booking photos released by the Costa Mesa Police Department on May 29, 2018.

    Alleged White Supremacist Gang Member Previously Served as Laguna Beach High School Football Coach

    A man who was one of three alleged white supremacist gang members arrested last week in Costa Mesa previously served as a high school football coach in Orange County, records show. Brian Jay Bishop, 35, is listed as the 2016 and 2017 freshman football coach for Laguna Beach High School on MaxPreps, a website for high school sports. KTLA also received two separate tips on Thursday that Bishop served as a coach at the school. It is unclear whether he […]

  • Noah Wisner, 2, and Seth Wisner, 4, are shown in photos released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on May 30, 2018.

    Detectives Looking for 2 Missing Children in Possible Ladera Heights Parental Abduction: LASD

    The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is looking for two young children who have been reported missing and were possibly abducted by their mother from Ladera Heights, officials said Wednesday. The two boys, ages 2 and 4, were reported missing on Tuesday evening after their father told authorities his children were never returned following a scheduled unsupervised visit with their mother, deputies said. The children are wards of the state of California, and were supposed to have been returned to […]