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  • Christian Medrano appears in a photo posted to a GoFundMe page created on Dec. 9, 2019.

    Missing 17-Year-Old Boy From East L.A. Found Shot to Death

    A teenage boy from East Los Angeles was found shot to death hours after he was reported missing last week, authorities said Tuesday. Christian Medrano, 17, was pronounced dead beneath Cesar E. Chavez Avenue, “near mile marker 482.6,” at 6:17 p.m. on Dec. 5, according to the coroner’s office. The agency did not release further details on the location. But detectives that evening had responded near Kearny and Myers streets in Boyle Heights involving the death of a male individual, […]

  • Santa Ana police investigate a melee on Dec. 9, 2019. (Credit:

    3 Minors, 1 Man Arrested in Santa Ana Melee That Involved Stabbing and Carjacking: Police

    A man, two boys and a girl were arrested after a chain of events that began with an altercation at a Santa Ana laundromat and escalated into a brawl and a carjacking at a nearby residential area, officials said Tuesday. The incident started when a male individual, age unknown, became involved in a fight with several people at a laundromat in the 2700 block of Grand Avenue around 8:40 p.m. Monday, according to the Santa Ana Police Department. He called […]

  • A mountain lion strolls through the area of the 3200 block of Bluebird Circle in Simi Valley at around 1 a.m. on Dec. 6, 2019. (Credit: ANG News)

    After Deadly Dog Attack, Video Shows Mountain Lion Roaming Simi Valley Neighborhood

    A mountain lion was spotted again early Friday in the same Simi Valley neighborhood where officials said a cougar fatally attacked one dog and injured another. Video shows the big cat in the area of the 3200 block of Bluebird Circle at around 1 a.m. The mountain lion walked on the street, along front yards and through bushes. At one point, the animal was seen jumping over a fence. RELATED: What to Do During a Mountain Lion Encounter, According to […]

  • A mountain lion walks around a residential street in Simi Valley on Dec. 6, 2019. (Credit: ANG News)

    Here’s What to Do During a Mountain Lion Encounter, According to Wildlife Officials

    Simi Valley residents remain on edge Friday after another mountain lion sighting was reported in the same neighborhood where a pair of cougar attacks left one dog dead and a second injured earlier this week. Local law enforcement officers said they’re working with state wildlife officials to address the issue, and they advised anyone who sees a mountain lion to report the sighting immediately. The Simi Valley Police Department also urged those who may encounter a mountain lion—which are most […]

  • Ruby Delgadillo appears in a photo released by Antioch police on Dec. 4, 2019.

    Police Seek Bay Area Mom Who Allegedly Hit Barber With Car During Argument About Son’s Haircut

    Officials on Thursday were searching for a Bay Area woman accused of striking a barber with her vehicle during a confrontation about her son’s haircut. The incident began when Ruby Delgadillo, 28, became involved in a dispute with the 63-year-old male victim at Delta Barber Shop in Antioch around 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, the Antioch Police Department said. The pair argued over the haircut the barber gave to Delgadillo’s son, according to witnesses and the victim, police said. The situation escalated when […]

  • Hawthorne police released a video and a photo of a patrol SUV that was destroyed after a person set it on fire on Dec. 5, 2019.

    Video Shows Man Lighting Patrol SUV on Fire Near Hawthorne Police Station

    A man was arrested Thursday after security video captured him setting on fire a Hawthorne patrol SUV parked near the police station, officials said. Elmer Maldonado, a 24-year-old Hawthorne resident, was detained without incident on suspicion of arson, according to police. Officers first noticed a suspicious person apparently loitering directly in front of the Hawthorne police station through surveillance monitors, according to the Hawthorne Police Department. The officers then noticed an unoccupied Ford Explorer Police Interceptor nearby, fully engulfed in […]

  • Firefighters battled a blaze aggressively burning at a vacant commercial structure in San Bernardino on Dec. 5, 2019. (Credit: San Bernardino County fire Chief Dan Munsey)

    Massive Fire Causes Significant Damage to Shuttered Skating Rink in San Bernardino

    A blaze exploded at a shuttered skating rink in San Bernardino, sending massive flames and heavy smoke up into the air early Thursday. Crews were making their way back to the station after a separate incident when they noticed smoke coming from a building in the 2100 block of Lugo Avenue at around 6:40 a.m., according to the San Bernardino County Fire Department. The firefighters immediately requested additional crews and resources as flames engulfed the 20,000-square foot structure. They searched […]

  • Forrest Robert Brantley, 38, is seen in surveillance photos taken on Nov. 28, 2019. (Credit: San Diego Police Department)

    Parolee Arrested in Ventura in Thanksgiving Day Stabbing That Left 1 Dead in San Diego

    A parolee with a lengthy criminal record was arrested Wednesday in connection with the fatal stabbing of a man in a shopping area in San Diego on Thanksgiving Day, authorities said. Forrest Robert Brantley was spotted near Ventura College and triggered an hourlong campus lockdown on Tuesday afternoon. At around 10 a.m. on Wednesday, officials saw him walking near Junipero and Santa Clara streets, about 4 miles west of the college, and arrested him. The 38-year-old was wanted for a […]

  • A big rig hangs over a ramp connecting the 710 and 60 freeways in East Los Angeles amid rain on Dec. 4, 2019. (Credit: Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times)

    Big Rig Hangs Over Side of Connector From 710 to 60 in East L.A., Causing Closure During Wet Commute

    Officials had to close the 710 and 60 Freeway interchange in East Los Angeles during Wednesday’s wet morning commute due to a big rig that ended up hanging over the side of the connector bridge. The crash happened around 4 a.m. on the northbound 710 connector to the 60, according to the California Highway Patrol’s incident log. It’s unclear how the semitruck, which was carrying loads of potatoes and onions, slammed through the railing. The truck had been removed by around […]

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