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

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  • A homicide investigation was underway at a Hacienda Heights home on Oct. 8, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Missing Car Linked to Discovery of Decomposed Bodies of Woman, Man in Hacienda Heights Home Found

    A car missing from the Hacienda Heights home where the badly decomposed bodies of a woman and man were discovered Wednesday night has been located  in El Monte, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department stated Thursday. Deputies initially responded to a home in the 16600 block of Carriage Place at about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday to conduct a welfare check on an 84-year-old female resident who hadn’t been seen in about a week, sheriff’s official said in a news […]

  • An Atlas V rocket was launched from Vanderberg Air Force base on Oct. 8, 2015. (Credit: NASA TV)

    Video: Atlas V Rocket Successfully Launches From Vandenberg Air Force Base

    A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket was successfully launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base near Lompoc on Thursday morning, Sky5 and NASA video showed. The launch occurred shortly before 5:49 a.m. and was visible in the pre-dawn sky from the San Fernando Valley. The Atlas V rocket was carrying a National Reconnaissance Office payload from Space Launch-Complex 3 in support of national defense, according to a news release from the Air Force Base. The payload included satellites. “We are […]

  • A photo taken by a neighbor that went viral captured the heart-wrenching sight of four dogs -- barely more than skin and bones -- huddling together in a backyard in Pico Rivera. (Credit: Janette Gonzalez)

    Four Emaciated Dogs Rescued From Pico Rivera Home After Disturbing Photo Goes Viral

    A disturbing photo that went viral on social media captured the heart-wrenching sight of four dogs — barely more than skin and bones — huddling together in a backyard in Pico Rivera. Janette Gonzalez initially posted the picture of the emaciated dogs to Instagram and Facebook on Tuesday, about an hour after it was taken by her friend in the 8900 block of Coffman Pico Road. The dogs were possibly pit bulls. “It’s one of the saddest things just because […]

  • Capt. Jonathan Golden was killed in a crash in Afghanistan on Oct. 2, 2015. He is seen in a photo from the Ventura County Fire Department's Facebook page.

    Air Force Captain From Camarillo Among 6 US Service Members Killed in Afghanistan Crash

    An Air Force captain from Camarillo was one of 11 people, including six airmen, who were killed in a crash in Afghanistan on Friday, according to the US Department of Defense. Capt. Jonathan Golden, 33, died when the C-130J Super Hercules aircraft he was in crashed at Jalalabad Airfield, defense officials said in a news release on Saturday. The airport is near the Afghan-Pakistani border, CNN reported. The six airmen were supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, according to the release. Golden […]

  • Mickey Mouse and his friends celebrate the 60th anniversary of Disneyland park during a ceremony at Sleeping Beauty Castle on July 17, 2015. (Credit: Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland Resort via Getty Images)

    Disneyland Raises Annual Passport Prices, Eliminates Premium Pass, Introduces $1,000 Option

    The “happiest place on Earth” just got more expensive for those who like to visit it most often. Disneyland quietly made some major changes to its popular annual passports on Sunday, discontinuing its top-level Premium pass and introducing two new options, including one that retails at more than $1,000. Additionally, passport prices were raised across the board, marking the second increase this year for attendees at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim. The cost of single-day and park hopper tickets — both […]

  • Chris Mintz is seen in a photo posted to a GoFundMe page that has been set up for him.

    ‘I’m Doing Well’: Injured Army Veteran Credited With Heroism During Oregon College Shooting Speaks Out

    A 30-year-old Army veteran who was shot at least five times while trying to stop the Umpqua Community College shooter spoke out for the first time this weekend, saying he was “overwhelmed” by the outpouring of support. Chris Mintz’s first public comments came in a video posted to Facebook on Saturday by user Kivonna Coccia. “Hello everyone, I’m doing well, and I’m overwhelmed by the support that I’ve gotten from everybody,” he said in the 16-second-long video. “I just want […]

  • A woman was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Sherman Oaks on Oct. 4, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    19-Year-Old Woman Fatally Struck in Sherman Oaks Hit-and-Run; Driver Sought

    Police were searching for a driver who hit a female pedestrian in Sherman Oaks then fled the scene, leaving the young woman to die near the roadway early Sunday, authorities said. Around 2:20 a.m., the victim was crossing Moorpark Street near Matilija Avenue with a man when a car plowed into her, according to Sgt. Jodie McGee of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic Division. The force of the collision knocked the woman to the curb, he said. She […]

  • The Los Angeles Police Department released this sketch of the male sought in the sexual assault of an "elderly" woman in Northridge on Oct. 1, 2015.

    Male Sought After Sexually Assaulting Woman in Her 60s in Northridge Home-Invasion

    Police were searching for a male who sexually assaulted a woman during a home-invasion in the Northridge area, LAPD said Thursday. The incident began around 1 a.m. Wednesday when the male entered the victim’s residence in the 18600 block of Vintage Street, according to a Los Angeles Police Department news release. A neighbor told KTLA the man got into the house through a door or window that had been left open. He then proceeded to sexually assault the victim, police […]

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    San Gabriel Valley Couple’s Horror Movie Trailer Baby Announcement Goes Viral

    A San Gabriel Valley couple expecting their first baby announced the pregnancy in a horror movie-like video that recently went viral on YouTube. Judy and Gavin Holt wanted to do something different for the announcement, and ultimately decided on the unusual format because they both love horror films, the couple explained to KTLA. “From there, within like, an hour, I had this huge laundry list of ideas,” Gavin Holt recalled. They shot the video in their San Dimas home, complete […]