Kristina Bravo is a digital news producer for KTLA in Los Angeles.


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    Chaos Erupts After UC Irvine Cancels Concert on Campus; Police Investigating Gun Sighting

    Police on Saturday were investigating reports of a gun sighting at the University of California, Irvine during a chaotic scene that unfolded after an ongoing concert was canceled. The commotion started at the Bren Events Center as the rapper Famous Dex was performing during Shocktoberfest, an annual student-organized event that drew about 4,500 people on Friday night. Doors opened at 7 p.m., according to the event website. Concertgoers started going up the stage when Famous Dex went into the crowd, UC […]

  • Los Angeles Fire Department crews respond to a fire at an apartment building in Koreatown on Oct. 20, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Firefighters Knock Down Blaze at Koreatown Apartment Building; No Injuries Reported

    Some 100 firefighters worked to extinguish a blaze at an apartment building in Koreatown early Saturday. The “stubborn fire” appeared to have ignited in the subfloor and walls of the four-story structure on 729 S. Normandie Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. Firefighters arrived to visible light smoke at around 5:24 a.m., Capt. Erik Scott said. The flames turned out to have been hidden between the walls of the large, U-shaped building, running up from the basement toward […]

  • San Bernardino Police Arrest 65 People in Citywide Gang Sweep

    A citywide gang sweep led to dozens of arrests in San Bernardino, officials announced Friday. San Bernardino police said they organized the five-hour operation that led to the arrest of 65 people, 30 of them involving alleged felony charges and the confiscation of marijuana, methamphetamine, heroin and other drugs, as well as six guns. Most of them were documented gang members, according to the Police Department. A car chase and several foot pursuits occurred during the crackdown, the agency added. […]

  • 8 Women Allege Being Sexually Harassed While Working at Luxury Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes

    Eight women are alleging they were sexually harassed while working at a luxury resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, a union group announced Thursday. Those women came forward a year after TIME magazine named Sandra Pezqueda, who worked as a dishwasher for Terranea Resort, as person of the year along with other “Silence Breakers” who galvanized the #MeToo movement. Pezqueda had filed a lawsuit that resort management ended her employment after complaining about being harassed by an employee.  That worker allegedly tried […]

  • The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Central District of California released this image on Oct. 16, 2018 of methamphetamine disguised to look like an Aztec artifact.

    SoCal Crew Accused of Using Aztec Calendars, Statues to Ship Meth to Hawaii: DOJ

    Officials on Tuesday arrested eight Southern Californians in connection with an alleged scheme to ship drugs disguised as Aztec artifacts to Hawaii. Four Garden Grove residents—Vaimanino Lee Pomele,  Alejandra Pomele, Fernando Caballero Rascon, James Arnold Borbon—were detained Tuesday along with Felix Salgado of Perris, Gary Wayne Minter of Victorville, Stephen Dgewell Martin of Anaheim and Moises Rey Avina of Santa Ana, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California. Prosecutors accused the group, including a ninth person already in custody on an […]

  • Shadow Hills Woman Found in ‘Good Condition’ a Week After Being Reported Missing

    A 22-year-old Shadow Hills woman has been found a week after her family said she went missing, authorities announced Monday. Los Angeles Police Department said Sahara Eve Von Fisher was located in “good condition” and that family members have been notified. The agency did not disclose any further details. A social media post indicated, however, that Von Fisher was found by a search party in Hollywood following a tip. “We are absolutely thrilled to be able to just lay eyes […]

  • USC freshman receiver Joseph Lewis (1) runs downfield to cover a punt during a game against Western Michigan on Sept. 2. (Credit: Shotgun Spratling / Los Angeles Times)

    USC Football Player Accused of Attacking Girlfriend Sentenced to 1 Year in Jail

    An 18-year-old who played football for USC received a one-year jail sentence on Monday in a domestic violence case. Joseph Freeman Lewis IV hit, scratched and strangled his girlfriend during a fight on July 18, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. The attack happened just 12 days after he was released from jail, authorities said. Lewis had spent three weeks in custody in connection with two episodes of domestic battery that happened in February, the Los Angeles […]

  • Multiple patrol cars are seen near Franklin High School in Highland Park on Oct. 15, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    High School in Highland Park Resumes Operations Following Bomb Threat: Police

    A Highland Park high school has resumed operations after a bomb threat prompted a lockdown on Monday, officials said. An unidentified caller alerted Los Angeles police about an explosive device at Franklin High School, according to the Los Angeles School Police Department. LAPD Officer Drake Madison previously told KTLA that officials were responding to the campus on 820 N. Avenue 54 as a precaution due to a report of a possible shooting or a suspicious device. Madison said the agency […]

  • A bus and a sedan sit on the 405 Freeway in the North Hills area following a crash on Oct. 14, 2018. (Credit: Los Angeles Fire Department)

    Bus Crash on 405 Freeway in North Hills Sends 25 to the Hospital, Injures Others

    A multivehicle collision on the 405 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley sent dozens of people to the hospital and led to additional crashes, prompting the partial shutdown of the highway for hours, officials said. Around 1 p.m., a bus traveling northbound on the 405 Freeway in the North Hills area crashed into a number of other vehicles, California Highway Patrol Officer Wescon Haver said. Haver said officials do not know what caused those first collisions. From there, the bus […]