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  • A man suspected of ransacking a Beverly Hills synagogue is seen on surveillance video on Dec. 14, 2019. (Credit: Beverly Hills police)

    Man Pleads Not Guilty to Vandalizing Beverly Hills Synagogue in Suspected Hate Crime: Police

    A man accused of vandalizing a Beverly Hills synagogue earlier this month in a suspected hate crime pleaded not guilty to charges Monday, according to police. Anton Nathaniel Redding, 24, was charged with breaking into Nessah Synagogue and ransacking the building, leaving furniture flipped over and damaging Jewish relics and holy books, according to police and prosecutors. Redding, a resident of Millersville, Pennsylvania, pleaded not guilty to one felony count each of vandalism of religious property and second-degree burglary, in […]

  • Andrew Temple appears in a booking photo released by the Riverside County Sheriff's Department on Dec. 22, 2019.

    Temecula Man, 28, Arrested on Suspicion of Killing Another Man

    Authorities arrested a 28-year-old Temecula man suspected of killing another man on Saturday, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. Andrew Temple was taken into custody the same day sheriff’s deputies found David Deschepper, 34, unresponsive in the 41000 block of Moreno Road in Temecula, authorities said. They were called to the area around 2 a.m. about a reported assault with a deadly weapon. First responders tried to save Deschepper’s life but he was pronounced dead at the scene, sheriff’s […]

  • Alfonso Villegas, 25, appears in a photo released by the Riverside County Sheriff's Department on Dec. 20, 2019.

    Authorities Find 50 Pounds of Weed and Altered AR-15 in Raid of Allegedly Illegal Menifee Dispensary

    Sheriff’s deputies discovered 50 pounds of weed and an AR-15 rifle with an altered serial number when they raided an allegedly illegal dispensary in Menifee, authorities said Friday. Alfonso Villegas, 25, was arrested on suspicion of drug charges, possession of an assault rifle and possession of an assault rifle with altered serial numbers following the bust, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies with the department’s Lake Elsinore station started receiving complaints about a possibly illegal dispensary at the […]

  • The suspect in a series of acts of vandalism appears in a still from video released by the Los Angeles Police Department on Dec. 18, 2019.

    Suspect Arrested in Vandalism Targeting Bel-Air Jewish Schools and Vehicles Around West L.A.

    Officers arrested a man suspected of spray painting three Westside Jewish schools and several vehicles in what police have described as a hate crime. Israel Herrera Perez, 44, was taken into custody Thursday on suspicion of vandalizing the schools and cars in the neighborhoods of Beverlywood, Calabasas, Pico-Robertson, Brentwood, Bel-Air and Westwood, the Los Angeles Police Department announced Friday. The schools targeted are located in the 15000 block of Mulholland Drive, and all the acts of vandalism were committed between […]

  • Mini dresses sold by Fashion Nova are displayed on the retailer’s website on Dec. 19, 2019.

    Under Fire for Labor Policies, SoCal-Based Fashion Nova Settles $1.75M Lawsuit Over Shipping Delays and Returns

    Fashion Nova, the Vernon-based fast-fashion retailer known for a heavy Instagram presence backed by celebrities like Cardi B, reached a $1.75 million settlement Thursday with local prosecutors over its returns policy and shipping delays. The consumer protection lawsuit was settled just days after the New York Times published an investigation revealing illegal labor practices uncovered by federal officials. The report found factory workers in the Los Angeles area get paid illegally low wages to produce Fashion Nova’s bodycon dresses and […]

  • The intersection of Archwood Street and Fulton Avenue appears in an image from Google Maps.

    LAPD Seeks Help Solving Fatal Shooting of 18-Year-Old Woman in Valley Glen

    The Los Angeles Police Department asked for the public’s help Thursday in solving the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old woman in Valley Glen. The victim, a San Fernando resident who has not been publicly identified, was found suffering from a gunshot wound inside a vehicle near Archwood Street and Fulton Avenue last week, according to LAPD. Officers responded to reports of a shooting there around 9:07 p.m. Saturday. First responders tried to save the woman but she was taken to […]

  • Rony Castaneda Ramirez, left, and Josue Castaneda Ramirez are seen in undated booking photos released on Dec. 16, 2019, by the Chino Police Department.

    2 Brothers Arrested on Suspicion of Killing Man in Chino

    A pair of brothers was arrested Sunday on suspicion of killing a man in Chino just hours earlier, authorities said. Rony Aristides Castaneda Ramirez, 28, and Josue Daniel Castaneda Ramirez, 19, were taken into custody around 12 hours after Joe Steven Melgoza was found suffering from blunt force trauma to the head, according to police. Melgoza, 30, was taken to Chino Valley Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Authorities said officers were responding to reports of a fight around […]

  • Former Clippers player Glen “Big Baby” Davis has pleaded no contest to a felony count of battery in connection with an altercation outside a West Hollywood club, prosecutors said Thursday.(Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

    Ex-Clippers Player ‘Big Baby’ Davis Gets Community Service, Must Pay $104K for Assault Outside WeHo Nightclub

    Former Los Angeles Clippers player Glen “Big Baby” Davis must complete 320 hours of community labor and pay $104,479 in restitution for assaulting another man outside a West Hollywood nightclub last year. As part of a plea deal reached with prosecutors, Davis pleaded no contest to a felony count of battery with serious bodily injury, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday. Davis, a 33-year-old resident of Tarzana, threw the victim into a wall outside a club located […]

  • Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies stand at attention during a graduation ceremony in East Los Angeles on Oct. 27, 2017.(Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)

    2 L.A. County Sheriff’s Deputies Plead Not Guilty to Perjury, Filing False Reports

    Two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies accused of falsifying records and committing perjury to give other officers a break on traffic tickets both pleaded not guilty to felony charges Thursday. Michael Berk, 58, and Justin Fisk, 41, are accused of falsifying records to give officers who were speeding less serious driving citations between September and November 2016, according to prosecutors. They both worked for the Santa Clarita station of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. “Instead of issuing speeding tickets […]

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