Brian Day is a digital news producer at KTLA. He has covered news in Los Angeles County for more than a decade. He’s a graduate of California State University, Fullerton and Cerritos College in Norwalk. He’s a news junkie, a dog lover, a drone pilot and a part-time science geek with an unfortunate predilection for puns.


Recent Articles
  • The 200 block of Covina Boulevard in the unincorporated Bassett community near La Puente is seen in a Google Maps Street View image.

    Rape, Kidnapping Suspect Arrested Following San Gabriel Valley Standoff

    A man is accused of kidnapping and raping a woman before he was arrested early Saturday following a seven-hour standoff at his San Gabriel Valley home. Aaron David Martin, 32, was ultimately booked on suspicion of rape, kidnapping and false imprisonment, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials and booking records. The incident began just before 7 p.m. Friday when officials received a report of a kidnapping at a home in the 200 block of Covina Boulevard, in the […]

  • LAPD officials released video of a robbery in the Fairfax District of Los Angeles that occurred on July 15, 2019.

    New Video Released, $25K Reward Offered as LAPD Continues Hunt for Serial Robber

    Authorities are offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the capture of an armed serial bandit who’s held up at least 11 businesses in the Los Angeles area this year. The crimes, which date back to January, have targeted fast-food restaurants and gas stations in the South L.A., West L.A. and Inglewood area, Los Angeles Police Department officials said. In each case, the robber pointed a gun at employees, jumped over the businesses’ counters and demanded cash. Management at […]

  • The 9500 block of Lime Avenue in Ontario, as pictured in a Google Street View image in January of 2019.

    Man Shot by Police While Trying to Run Over Officers With Car Near Fontana: Officials

    Ontario police shot and wounded a man near Fontana Friday after he tried to run over officers with a car as they were trying to take him into custody, authorities said. Augustin Martinez, 23, of Fontana was hospitalized following the shooting, which took place about 11:30 a.m. in the 9500 block of Lime Avenue, in an unincorporated county area, the Ontario Police Department said in a written statement. His condition was not available. Police had been seeking Martinez in connection […]

  • Aaron Carreto, 10, of Compton, pictured before and after a fireworks accident that cost him one of his hands on his 10th birthday on July 6, 2019. (Credit: Carreto family)

    Compton Boy Fighting to Recover After Losing Hand to Firework on 10th Birthday

    Aaron Carreto was playing outside his Compton home on his birthday earlier this month when his life changed forever. Two neighbors tossed a lit homemade firework at the 10-year-old boy, which exploded, claiming the child’s left hand, his family said. After undergoing four operations, the young patient is still fighting to recover from injuries that also included burns to his face and stomach, older sister Adriana Carreto wrote on an online fundraising website. He initially lost all the fingers on […]

  • Children's Hospital Los Angeles, as pictured in an undated image provided by CHLA.

    Anonymous Donor Gifts $25M to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

    An anonymous benefactor has donated $25 million to create a new neurological outpatient center and increase the hospital’s capacity  to perform life-saving interventional radiology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, the East Hollywood institution announced Wednesday. The donation will go a long way to helping CHLA take care of its young patients, according to CHLA President and CEO Paul S. Viviano said. “This truly transformative gift comes at a time when demand is growing quickly—particularly among underserved children in Southern California—both […]

  • Detectives investigate the death of a woman whose body was discovered in a parking lot in the 100 block of Alessandro Place in Pasadena on July 14, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Homicide Detectives Investigating Death of Woman in Pasadena Parking Lot

    Police launched an investigation after a 69-year-old woman’s body was found in a Pasadena parking lot on Sunday afternoon, authorities said. The death was first reported just before 3 p.m. in the parking lot of a medical building in the 100 block of Alessandro Place, Pasadena Police Department Lt. Mark Goodman said. Paramedics pronounced the woman dead at the scene, the lieutenant said. The body displayed “injuries consistent with an assault,” Goodman said. Police declined to discuss the injuries in […]

  • Participants run next to Miura fighting bulls on the last bullrun of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, on July 12, 2019. (Credit: Jaime Reina/AFP/Getty Images)

    8 Gored as Running of the Bulls in Pamplona Draws to Close

    Three people were gored Sunday in the last bull run of the year in Pamplona, Spain, bringing the total number of people gored this year to eight, according to local authorities. The running of the bulls is the centerpiece of the San Fermin festival, which runs from July 6-14 each year in northern Spain. It draws daredevils and animal rights protesters from around the world, despite the threat of injury, and not just from a bull’s horn. In total, 35 […]

  • The northbound 101 Freeway at Highland Avenue in Hollywood, as viewed in a Google Street View image in January of 2018.

    Pedestrian Killed After Darting Onto 101 Freeway in Hollywood: CHP

    A man died Saturday night after running in front of oncoming traffic on the 101 Freeway in Hollywood, officials said Sunday, prompting the closure of all northbound lanes for more than three hours. The crash took place about 8:30 p.m. on the northbound 101 Freeway near Highland Avenue, according to the California Highway Patrol. The pedestrian, who remained unidentified Sunday, was seen walking along the center median just before the collision, Sgt. T. Hiura of the CHP’s Central Los Angeles-area […]

  • A Google Maps image shows the Amtrak station in Commerce.

    ‘Suspicious Death’ Investigation Near Train Tracks in Pico Rivera Causes Amtrak Delays Between L.A., O.C.

    An investigation of a “suspicious death”near the tracks in Pico Rivera caused train travel delays between Los Angeles and Orange County on Sunday morning, according to Amtrak. The body of a man was discovered about 9 a.m. along a set of railroad tracks in the Rio Hondo River basin between Slauson Avenue and Washington Boulevard, Deputy Michelle Sanchez of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Information Bureau said. Deputies responding to reports of an unconscious person discovered an unresponsive man […]

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