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


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  • Elysa Shapiro hugs Dodgers manager Dave Roberts after throwing out the first pitch at Dodger Stadium on July 30, 2017. (Courtesy: Cedars-Sinai)

    6-Year-Old Dodgers Super Fan Roots on World Series-Bound Team While Undergoing Cancer Treatment

    The Los Angeles Dodgers will have many fans rooting for them when they play in the World Series for their first championship in 29 years, but a young girl undergoing treatment for Leukemia at a local hospital will be among their biggest. Elysa Shapiro, the young Dodgers super fan, said she screamed with joy Thursday night when her favorite team had made it to the World Series, their first in nearly three decades. The 6-year-old has been huge Dodgers fan […]

  • Police were investigating an officer-involved shooting that left one suspect hospitalized on Oct. 20, 2017. (Credit: OC Hawk)

    Suspect Shot, Second in Custody After Police Shooting in Santa Ana: Authorities

    A person being called a suspect was injured and another individual was taken into custody after a police shooting in Santa Ana Friday night, authorities said. It was not immediately clear what prompted the shooting, which occurred about 7:30 p.m. in the 2000 block of West 17th Street. The incident involved two male suspects, according to Santa Ana Police Department Cpl. Anthony Bertagna. One of the males was hit by the gunfire and transported to U.C. Irvine Medical Center in […]

  • The Canyon Fire 2 in Orange County is seen burning through the area on Oct. 9, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Retired Deputy Says OCFA Ignored Reports of Flames Near Canyon Fire 2 Area Day Before It Started; Agency Denies Allegation

    Audio recordings released Thursday indicate that authorities elected not to extinguish a small blaze near the Canyon Fire 2 burn area the day before it erupted in Anaheim Hills, prompting speculation that more could have been done to prevent the destructive wildfire. The fire, which broke out Oct. 9 near the 91 Freeway and Gypsum Canyon, destroyed 25 structures, charred 9,200 acres and prompted the evacuation of thousands of residences in Anaheim, Orange and Tustin. According to retired Orange County […]

  • Authorities said 13 people were killed and 31 injured Oct. 23, 2016, morning when a tour bus crashed into the back of a big rig near Palm Springs. (Credit: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)

    Big Rig Driver Arrested in 2016 Tour Bus Crash That Killed 13 People on 10 Freeway in Palm Springs Area

    Charges have been filed against a big rig driver in connection with a 2016 crash that killed 13 tour bus passengers and injured more than two dozen others on the 10 Freeway near Palm Springs, the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office said Thursday. Bruce Guilford, 51, was arrested Thursday in Georgia by a U.S. Marshal fugitive task force, according to a news release from the DA’s office. He has been charged with 42 counts, including 13 counts of vehicular manslaughter […]

  • A driver was taken into custody in Van Nuys on Oct. 19, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Driver in Custody After Short Pursuit Through San Fernando Valley Ends in Van Nuys

    A driver was taken into custody in Van Nuys following a short pursuit through the San Fernando Valley Thursday night. Los Angeles Police Department Officer Tony Im said the chase began about 9:20 p.m., with a report of a man with a gun. He was unsure where the pursuit started. The driver could be seen weaving through traffic on the 101 Freeway to the northbound 405 Freeway before exiting at Sherman Way in the Van Nuys area, Sky5 aerial video […]

  • Jim Nash worked as a general assignment reporter at KTLA from September 2000 to September 2014, covering everything from breaking news and politics to feature stories.

    Former KTLA Reporter Jim Nash Dies at 73

    Jim Nash, a former reporter at KTLA for more than a decade before his retirement in 2014, died Wednesday night after a cancer diagnosis, according to his family. He was 73. Nash’s illustrious and successful broadcast journalism career began 40 years ago in Denver. He had stops in Idaho, Santa Barbara, Las Vegas and Denver again, before moving to Washington D.C., where he covered the White House under presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton. He was a […]

  • A prolific commercial burglar known as "The Ghost" is seen in a photo released by LAPD on Oct. 18, 2017.

    LAPD Releases Surveillance Video in Ramped Up Effort to Catch Prolific San Fernando Valley Burglar ‘the Ghost’

    Police on Wednesday released surveillance video and photos of a serial burglar who has broken into dozens of closed businesses in the western part of the San Fernando Valley over the past few months as part of ramped up efforts to catch him. Dubbed “the Ghost,” the prolific burglar has hit 43 businesses, mostly along Ventura Boulevard or Topanga Boulevard, since mid-July, according to a Los Angeles Police Department news release. One of the most recent break-ins occurred at the […]

  • Matthew Huerta is seen in a family photo provided to KTLA.

    Missing Sylmar Teen’s Phone Located Through App Near Area of Mount Wilson Fire, Sister Says

    Police are asking for the public’s help as they search for a missing 18-year-old man from Sylmar whose phone was located with the help of an app near Mount Wilson area on Tuesday, the same day a brush fire charred dozens of acres in the area. Matthew Huerta was last spotted around 11:30 p.m. Monday in the 13400 block of Bradley Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Elaine Morelos, Huerta’s sister, told KTLA her younger brother had left […]

  • A sea otter is seen in a file photo. (Credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

    Dead, Skinned Sea Otter Found on San Luis Obispo County Beach Prompts Investigations

    Federal and state wildlife officials are investigating after a sea otter was found dead and skinned on San Luis Obispo County beach, authorities said Wednesday. The southern sea otter’s carcass was discovered on Arroyo de la Cruz Beach in San Simeon on Sept. 26, according to a news release from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The carcass had been skinned, and animals and insects had scavenged the remains before it was collected by authorities. A necropsy did not immediately determine […]