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


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  • Dunkin' Donuts expanded into California with its first store opening in Santa Monica on Sept. 2, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Dunkin’ Donuts Returns to SoCal; First Location Opens in Santa Monica

    Coffee and doughnut lovers rejoice: Dunkin’ Donuts opened its first store in Southern California on Tuesday, marking the popular restaurant chain’s return to the state. Fans lined up overnight in anticipation of the Santa Monica location’s 5 a.m. grand opening. The early morning events included a ribbon cutting ceremony, a pink carpet featuring the brand’s mascots and surprise giveaways, according to a news release from the company. A special commemorative California-inspired doughnut to celebrate the opening was also available for […]

  • The 300 block of North San Gabriel Avenue is seen in this Google Street View. (Credit: Google Maps)

    Child Escapes Kidnapping Attempt Near Elementary School in Azusa; 2 Sought

    Police were searching for two people in connection with the attempted abduction of an 11-year-old boy in Azusa that occurred near an elementary school, authorities said on Tuesday. The child was riding his bicycle southbound on a sidewalk in the 300 block of North San Gabriel Avenue (map) on Monday when a dark, older model van stopped in front of him, according to a news release from the Azusa Police Department. A man exited the vehicle, approached the child from […]

  • Baby Brayden, born prematurely after his mother's sudden death, will be going home on Sept. 2, 2014. He is seen in this photo provided b his family.

    Born After Young Mother’s Death, Premature ‘Miracle’ Baby Set to Leave Tarzana Hospital

    An infant boy who was born prematurely after his young mother’s sudden and unexpected death was set to be released from a hospital in Tarzana Tuesday. Kayla Katler was six-and-a-half months pregnant with her first child when she died from a massive brain hemorrhage. Katler was just 21 years old. Doctors found she had a small blood clot during her pregnancy. Katler’s condition continued to worsen until she had a seizure, her boyfriend, Derek Ellison, said. Family members described Katler […]

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    2 Sought After Rancho Cucamonga Store Clerk Stabbed During Robbery: Police

    A Rancho Cucamonga store clerk was in stable condition after being stabbed during an apparent robbery Sunday morning, police said. Deputies responded to the 9400 block of Baseline Road (map) around 5:30 a.m. after receiving a report that a man had been stabbed, according to the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department. When they arrived at the scene, deputies discovered 45-year-old Tansel Kucukseyhan in the parking lot “suffering from major stab wounds,” a news release from the department stated. Kucukseyhan told police […]

  • Kraft voluntarily recalled some of its Singles American cheese products after an ingredient was not stored properly.

    Kraft Recalls Thousands of Cases of American Singles Cheese

    Kraft Foods Group has voluntarily recalled nearly 8,000 cases of some of its popular American Singles cheese product amid spoilage concerns, according to the Food and Drug Administration. The recall, which affects four varieties of Kraft American Singles Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product, was issued because a supplier improperly stored one of the product’s ingredients based on Kraft’s temperature standards, a news release posted Friday to the FDA’s website stated. “While unlikely, this could create conditions that could lead to premature […]

  • Four Santa Ana residents were displaced after a fire broke out in a vehicle and spread to others and a garage before being extinguished on Aug. 31, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Santa Ana Residents Displaced After Fire Rips Through Garage; Arson Investigation Underway

    Arson investigators were working Sunday morning to determine the cause of a fire that started in a vehicle and spread to a garage at a Santa Ana home, authorities said. The fire broke out around 2:15 a.m. in the 800 block of East Alder Avenue, according to the Orange County Fire Authority. It spread to three other vehicles and the garage before firefighters knocked down the flames about 20 minutes later. One witness reported hearing something that sounded like gunfire […]

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    Judge Blocks Medical Marijuana Farmers Market in L.A., City Attorney Announces

    A Los Angeles Superior Court Judge has sided with City Attorney Mike Feuer and issued a preliminary injunction blocking a cannabis farmers market from taking place, according to court documents. In the ruling handed down Thursday, Judge Joanne O’Donnell also ordered the medical marijuana business that sponsored the farmers market to shut down over its failure to comply with Proposition D, a news release from Feuer’s office stated. The voter-approved Proposition D, which passed in 2013, limited the number of […]

  • The booking photo for MMA fighter Jonathan "War Machine" Koppenhaver, who allegedly beat his girlfriend in Simi Valley, California. Koppenhaver was arrested at a hotel in Simi Valley on August 15, 2014. (Credit: Ventura County Sheriff's Office)

    MMA Fighter ‘War Machine,’ Arrested in Brutal Assault of Ex-Girlfriend, Extradited to Las Vegas

    Mixed-martial arts fighter Jonathan “War Machine” Koppenhaver was extradited to Las Vegas on Saturday, more than two weeks after he was arrested in California in connection with the brutal assault of his porn star ex-girlfriend, according to Clark County inmate records. Koppenhaver, 32, was ordered returned to Nevada at a Ventura County court hearing last week following his Aug. 15 arrest in Simi Valley. The MMA fighter fled to Simi Valley, where he is from, after allegedly beating Christy Mack […]

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    Carjacking Victim Run Over, Stabbed Repeatedly in Lancaster: Sheriff’s Dept.

    A man was in critical condition Saturday after he was run over and stabbed repeatedly during a carjacking in Lancaster, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The victim was sitting in his vehicle at the Chevron Station at 4th Street East and Avenue K on Friday night when a man tried to rob him at knife point, a news release from the Sheriff’s Department stated. The man ordered the victim to slide over, entered the vehicle and drove […]