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

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    Video Showing Road Rage Attack on 134 Freeway Near Glendale Prompts CHP Investigation

    A man allegedly seen in a caught on video road rage attack on the 134 Freeway near Glendale last weekend may be charged in connection with the incident, the California Highway Patrol said on Thursday. The footage, which was posted to LiveLeak and YouTube and circulated online, prompted a “swift” investigation and led to the identity of the male driver, according to a CHP news release. The incident occurred last Saturday about 3:15 p.m. in the westbound lanes of the […]

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    Mother, 35, Allegedly Uses Daughter as ‘Lookout’ to Steal Thousands of Dollars From Landers Liquor Store

    A mother of two was arrested after allegedly using one of her daughters as a “lookout” during a liquor store theft in which she was accused of stealing thousands of dollars, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. The incident occurred at the Mojave Liquor store in Landers about 10:30 p.m. on Feb. 2, authorities said in a Thursday morning news release from the sheriff’s Morongo Basin Station. Deputies responded to a robbery alarm at the business and contacted […]

  • A man was killed when he was ejected from a stolen vehicle in Loma Linda on Feb. 11, 2016. (Credit: Newspro News)

    Grand Theft Auto Suspect Dies After Being Ejected From Stolen Car in Loma Linda Crash: SBSD

    A man suspected of grand theft auto died after being ejected from the stolen vehicle in a crash near a 10 Freeway on-ramp in Loma Linda early Thursday morning, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. The incident began when a white 1994 Acura Integra was stolen from the 11000 block of Van Uffelen Drive around 2:30 a.m., a news release from the Sheriff’s Department stated. The owner of the car heard his vehicle starting up outside his girlfriend’s […]

  • A stuffed potato ball from Porto's Bakery in Burbank is seen in a file photo. (Credit: pchow98/Filckr via creative commons)

    Porto’s Bakery in Burbank Tops Yelp’s 2016 List of 100 Best Places to Eat in US

    A popular Southern California restaurant topped Yelp’s newly released list of the top 100 places to eat in the United States for 2016. Porto’s Bakery in Burbank finished first on the list, which honors highly rated businesses, many of which have earned the status of “must try within this lifetime,” according to a post on the website’s official blog. It has a rating of 4.5 on Yelp, based on more than 5,100 reviews. Last year, the eatery finished 40th on […]

  • Darryl Headrick, left, and Bryce Headrick, right, are seen in booking photos released by the Huntington Beach Police Department.

    Father, Son Cyclists Arrested After Allegedly Beating Huntington Beach Police Officer

    A father and son were arrested after they allegedly beat a police officer in Huntington Beach who had attempted to stop one of them Tuesday night, authorities said. The incident began when an unidentified patrol officer in his patrol vehicle stopped a male bicyclist for a violation in the area of Beach Boulevard and Clay Avenue around 11:20 p.m., according to a Wednesday news release from the Huntington Beach Police Department. As the 17-year veteran officer contacted the cyclist, his […]

  • Actress Pauley Perrette is shown Nov. 7, 2015, at the Los Angeles LGBT Center 46th Anniversary Gala Vanguard Awards at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.  (Credit: John Sciulli/Getty Images for Los Angeles LGBT Center)

    ‘NCIS’ Actress Pauley Perrette Describes Tense Encounter With Homeless Man Months After Assault

    Nearly three months after being attacked by a homeless person in the Hollywood Hills, actress Pauley Perrette on Wednesday described the tense moments of another encounter with a transient that she said left her “scared.” Perrette, best known for her role on the television series “NCIS,” alluded to a previous violent encounter with a homeless man when she tweeted, “And again,” shortly after 1 a.m. In the latest incident, the 46-year-old actress wrote on Twitter that she was coming home […]

  • Pilot Mary Falstrom is seen in a photo posted on her Facebook. She went missing after a plane crash off L.A. harbor on Feb. 5, 2016.

    Divers Recover Body, Second Plane Involved in Apparent Midair Collision Off L.A. Harbor

    The body of a third person involved in an apparent midair collision off of San Pedro last week was recovered on Wednesday, along with the wreckage of the second plane, authorities said. About 10 a.m., divers from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Special Enforcement Bureau located female human remains and the plane about 2 miles offshore, the department stated in a news release. A search team initially found the aircraft and victim using sonar devices and remote operated underwater […]

  • Autumn Johnson is seen in a family photo obtained by the Los Angeles Times.

    1-Year-Old Girl Killed in Apparent Gang-Related Shooting in Compton: LASD

    Authorities on Wednesday were searching for two males in connection with the apparently gang-related fatal shooting of a baby in Compton, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The little girl, who had just turned 1, was in her crib when she was struck in the head by a bullet around 7 p.m., sheriff’s investigators said. A witness told the Los Angeles Times she heard several gunshots, followed by a woman screaming, “They shot my baby. They shot my baby.” The […]

  • Aiden, who is turning 3 on Valentine's Day, is seen in a photo posted to a GoFundMe fundraising page.

    Family of SoCal Toddler Battling Cancer Asks for Cards for His Valentine’s Day Birthday

    The family of a 2-year-old Southern California boy who has been hospitalized while battling cancer was asking for the public to send cards to the youngster for his birthday, which also happens to be on Valentine’s Day. Aiden Kramer was about 2.5 years old when he was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, according to a Facebook page set up for the little boy’s supporters. Prior to the diagnosis, Aiden had suffered two broken arms and experienced left eye droop, along […]