Tracy Bloom is a digital news producer for in Los Angeles.

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  • Police conducted a search for a man who tried to sexually assault a woman in Highland Park Thursday night, authorities said. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Sought After Witness Says He Tried to Rape Young Woman on Busy Highland Park Street

    Los Angeles police were searching for a man who attempted to sexually assault a woman on a busy Highland Park Street Thursday evening. Officers responded to the area of York Boulevard and Toledo Street around 6:30 p.m. after a female victim was attacked, Los Angeles Police Department Lt. Shah said. Shah described the incident as an assault with the intent to commit rape. The victim was taken to a hospital in an unknown condition. Police did not release additional information, […]

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    Alleged iPad Thieves Strip, Try Blending in With Rec Center Pool Crowd to Evade NorCal Police

    Two men suspected of stealing Apple iPads were arrested Wednesday afternoon after allegedly stripping down to their underwear and going into an Oakland area pool to evade capture, according to police. A plain-clothes detective happened to be in the parking lot at the Westgate Shopping Center when he saw three men in a Cadillac El Dorado who appeared to be acting suspiciously, a San Leandro Police Department news release stated. The detective observed the car park, then saw the driver […]

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    California Farm Recalls Product Used in Costco Chicken Salad Linked to E. Coli Outbreak: FDA

    A Northern California-based farm recalled its celery products after a blend used in Costco chicken salad tested positive for E. coli, the Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday. The product, from Taylor Farm Pacific, located in Tracy, has been linked to the multi-state E. coli outbreak, according to the FDA. The sample of its celery and onion diced blend — used in the affected Costco chicken salad — that tested positive was taken by the Montana Department of Health. In […]

  • Authorities responded to a street in Santa Monica on Nov. 26, 2015, after a man shot himself in the head after allegedly opening fire on a cab driver. (Credit: KTLA)

    Santa Monica Man Shoots Himself in Head After Firing at Cab Driver: Police

    A man shot himself in the head after opening fire on a cab driver Wednesday night in Santa Monica, police said. The incident began when the driver dropped the man and his wife off at their residence in the 800 block of Bay Street shortly before 11:30 p.m., according to Sgt. Rudy Camarena, the public information officer for the Santa Monica Police Department. A dispute then erupted over the cab fare, the Los Angeles Times reported, citing another police official. […]

  • Homicide detectives were investigating the fatal shooting of a man in Irwindale on Nov. 25, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Found Shot to Death Inside Car in Irwindale: Police

    An investigation was underway after a man was found fatally shot inside a car in Irwindale on Wednesday morning, authorities said. The Irwindale Police Department responded after a passerby in another vehicle saw someone slouched inside the car in the 15900 block of Foothill Boulevard at around 5:40 a.m., Sgt. Rudy Gatto said. Units arrived and found the victim, who had been shot. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities have not released his identity. Aerial video over the scene […]

  • An out-of-control fire raged at a commercial building in Gardena on Nov. 25, 2015. (Credit: OnScene TV)

    Destructive Two-Alarm Blaze Tears Through Gardena Tire Shop

    A tire shop appeared to have been destroyed after a raging two-alarm fire fueled by petroleum-based products ripped through the business early Wednesday morning. Firefighters responded to reports of a commercial building fire at the intersection of Gardena Boulevard and Berendo Avenue at around 2:20 a.m., according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. By the time crews arrived, the building was fully engulfed in flames and smoke, County Fire Inspector Randall Wright said. A total of 55 firefighters responded to […]

  • The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department released a photo of the weapons confiscated from the homeless encampment on Nov. 25, 2015.

    Machine Guns, Other Weapons Found in Harbor City-Area Homeless Encampment; 1 Arrested: LASD

    A 59-year-old man was arrested after deputies discovered two apparently fully-operational machine guns inside a homeless encampment in an unincorporated area of Harbor City, sheriff’s officials said on Wednesday. Deputies from the Carson Station were patrolling the area of Doble Avenue and Lomita Boulevard at about 6 p.m. Saturday when they located what appeared to be a homeless encampment on private property, a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department stated. After making contact with Richard Cunningham, who […]

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    Man Found Dead Inside Van in Norwalk With Trauma to Upper Torso; Investigation Underway

    Homicide detectives were investigating the death of a man who was found inside a van in Norwalk on Tuesday with trauma to his upper torso, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies from the department’s Norwalk Station received a call of a “rescue responding” in the 13900 block of Flatbush Avenue at around 3:50 p.m. and went to the location. When they arrived at the scene, they discovered a Hispanic man dead inside a white van that was […]

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    7-Year-Old Cheerleader Found Dead in Pond Behind Kentucky School Was Raped, Strangled: Police

    The man accused of killing a 7-year-old Kentucky girl who was found dead in a pond after she vanished during a football game made his first court appearance on Monday. A judge has ordered Timothy Madden, 38, be held on $1 million cash bond in the case, according to local TV station WLKY. Madden, who has been charged with murder, is accused of raping, sodomizing, strangling and drowning 7-year-old Gabriella “Gabbi” Doolin, WZTV reported. An attorney helped him enter a […]