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.


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  • Authorities are seeking the men pictured in these surveillance photos in connection with a burglary at the spcaLA in Los Angeles' West Adams neighborhood on Oct. 9, 2019. (Credit: spcaLA)

    Video: 2 Men Sought in Burglary at spcaLA Pet Adoption Center in West Adams

    Police and animal care officials are asking the public’s help in tracking down two burglars who scaled walls and tunneled through the roof to break into an spcaLA Pet Adoption Center in Los Angeles’ West Adams neighborhood last week, making off with a safe. The break-in took place overnight on Oct. 9 and Oct. 10 at the facility, 5026 W. Jefferson Blvd., spcaLA representatives said in a written statement. Madline Bernstein, who serves as president of the spcaLA, said all […]

  • The Los Angeles Times moved to El Segundo in 2018, following the purchase of the paper by Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong. (Credit: Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times)

    L.A. Times Reaches Tentative Agreement With Newsroom Union

    The Los Angeles Times on Wednesday reached a tentative labor agreement with the guild that represents about 475 members of its newsroom, a milestone for a newspaper that for generations was known as a bastion of anti-unionism. The two sides had been working on the newsroom’s first collective bargaining agreement for more than a year. The proposed three-year agreement would provide immediate pay raises of at least 5% for many newsroom employees after years of stagnant wages, and some will […]

  • Esteban Renteria, 18, of Fontana, left, and David Perez Velazquez, 35, of Fontana, pictured in photos released by the Fontana Police Department following their arrests on Oct. 2, 2019, and Oct. 1, 2019, respectively.

    2 Fontana Men Accused of Possessing, Distributing Child Pornography

    The Fontana Police Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force arrested two men this week on suspicion of possessing and distributing images of child pornography online, authorities said. Investigators arrested Esteban Renteria, 18, of Fontana on Wednesday on suspicion of several crimes related to possession and trading of child pornography, Fontana police Officer Daniel Romero said in a written statement. Upon searching Renteria’s home, “Detectives located in excess of 100 videos depicting child pornography including sadomasochistic acts being performed on […]

  • A bicyclist was hospitalized in grave condition after being struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run at Main Street and Warner Avenue in Santa Ana on Oct. 13, 2019. (Credit: Santa Ana Police Department)

    Bicyclist in Grave Condition Following Santa Ana Hit-and-Run

    A man clung to life at a hospital after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver while riding his bike in Santa Ana early Sunday, officials said. Police received multiple calls about 5:20 a.m. reporting the collision at Main Street and Warner Avenue, the Santa Ana Police Department said in a written statement. “The preliminary investigation has revealed the male bicyclist was headed north on Main through the intersection when he was struck by a vehicle headed west on Warner,” […]

  • Atatiana Koquice Jefferson, a black woman, was shot and killed by a white police officer in her Fort Worth, Texas home after a neighbor called dispatchers to report the woman's front door was open, police on Oct. 12, 2019. (Credit: CNN)

    Family Seeks Answers After Woman Was Shot to Death By Police Officer Inside Her Texas Home During Welfare Check

    A white police officer who killed a black woman inside her Texas home while responding to a neighbor’s call about an open front door “didn’t have time to perceive a threat” before he opened fire, an attorney for the woman’s family said. “You didn’t hear the officer shout, ‘Gun, gun, gun,'” attorney Lee Merritt said after viewing video taken from a Fort Worth officer’s bodycam during Saturday’s shooting of Atatiana Jefferson, 28. “He didn’t have time to perceive a threat. […]

  • The intersection of Garden Grove Boulevard and Benton Street in Garden Grove, as viewed in a Google Street View image.

    Man, Young Boy Fatally Struck by Car in Garden Grove

    A 60-year-old man and a 6-year-old boy died after they were struck by a car in a Garden Grove intersection late Saturday, police said. The collision took place about 8:50 p.m. in the intersection of Garden Grove Boulevard and Benton Street, according to Garden Grove Police Department Officer Paul Ashby. “Both pedestrians were pronounced deceased at the scene by paramedics,” Ashby said in a written statement. “The driver of the vehicle involved stayed at the location and waited for emergency […]

  • The 6000 block of Linden Avenue in Long Beach, as viewed in a Google Street View image.

    Man Found Shot to Death in Long Beach Apartment

    A homicide investigation was underway after a man was found shot to death inside a Long Beach apartment on Sunday evening, police said. A report of a shooting about 7:15 p.m. drew officers to the 6000 block of Linden Avenue, Long Beach Police Department Lt. James Richardson told KTLA. The man, who was suffering from at least one gunshot wound to his upper body, was pronounced dead at the scene. No suspect description was available, and a no motive in […]

  • The intersection of Lakeview Avenue and 11th Street in Nuevo, as viewed in a Google Street View image.

    At Least 6 Goats Killed, Others Hurt in Fire That Scorched Outbuildings, Vehicles in Nuevo

    At least a half-dozen goats died, and several more were injured, when a fire broke out on a property in the rural community of Nuevo in Riverside County on Sunday, scorching several outbuildings and vehicles, authorities said. The fire was first reported about 4 p.m. at Lakeview Avenue and 11th Street, Cal Fire officials said via social media. Three to four outbuildings, along with several vehicles, caught fire, officials said. Between six and eight goats died in the fire, according […]

  • The intersection of Cameron and Glendora avenues in West Covina, as pictured in a Google Street View image.

    Fleeing Carjacking Suspect Crashes Into Other Car in West Covina, Killing 2 Adults and Injuring Child

    A fleeing carjacking suspect crashed an SUV into another car in West Covina, killing a man and woman and injuring a child early Saturday, authorities said. Edward Louie Contreras, 55, and Gracie Contreras, 53, both of Covina, died after they were thrown from their vehicle in the violent crash, which took place 2 a.m. at Cameron and Glendora avenues, according to West Covina Police Department and Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner officials. A child who was riding in […]

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