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Tracy Bloom is a digital news producer for KTLA in Los Angeles.

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  • The mud and debris flows happened beneath this home in Hollywood Hills West on Jan. 17, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Mud, Debris Flows Trigger Evacuations in Hollywood Hills West Area; 4 Homes Yellow-Tagged

    Residents have been allowed to return home after being evacuated in the Hollywood Hills West area for several hours on Thursday following mud and debris flows beneath a house that is under construction, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. Around 9:40 a.m., firefighters responded to a report of a possible debris flow near 1898 N. Stanley Ave., as well as mud apparently sliding down a hillside, LAFD Deputy Chief Armando Hogan said. “Since we have been on scene, we’ve noticed […]

  • RV Park Flooded After Rain-Swollen Ventura River Rises 10 Feet in 3 Hours, Weather Service Says

    An RV park in Ventura was flooded Thursday morning after the Ventura River rose 10 feet in three hours as heavy rain drenched the area, according to the National Weather Service. The Ventura River remained just above flood stage at 10 a.m., sending water into nearby Ventura Beach RV Park near the 101 Freeway, the weather service tweeted. Photos showed several vehicles trapped in floodwaters, which inundated the area. By then, water levels peaked and were beginning to drop. The weather […]

  • Suspected Driver Arrested in Hit-and-Run That Killed Mother of 3 in Silver Lake: LAPD

    A Norwalk man has been arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter after allegedly striking and killing a 57-year-old wife and mother in Silver Lake, police announced Thursday. Detectives arrested the suspected driver, Freddy Prieto, one day after Christina Garcia was fatally struck, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Prieto, 47, works as a school janitor, officials said. LAPD officials said three tips from the general public led to Prieto’s capture and arrest. The crash, which was captured on surveillance […]

  • Damien Ventura is seen in an undated photo posted to a GoFundMe page on July 7, 2018.

    Man Charged With Murder in Fatal Assault of Girlfriend’s 2-Year-Old Son in Westchester: DA

    An Inglewood man accused of killing his girlfriend’s young son two days before his birthday last summer has been charged with murder, prosecutors announced Thursday. Josafat Bonifacio, 27, also faces a count of assault on a child causing death, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. The incident took place on July 3 at a home near the 8700 block of Croydon Avenue in Westchester. Bonifacio had been caring for 2-year-old Damien Ventura — […]

  • Flavio Hernandez is seen in a booking photo released by Rialto police.

    Fontana Police Use Booking Docs Dropped at Crime Scene to ID Man Accused of Burglary, Attempted Rape

    A man who allegedly burglarized a Fontana home and attempted to sexually assault an 18-year-old resident has been arrested, and police said Wednesday they were able to identify the suspect after he dropped his booking application from the county jail at the scene. Officers were first dispatched to a home in the 16000 block of Pennard Lane on Tuesday after a woman called to report she had been attacked by a man armed with a knife while she was in […]

  • Video from the scene of a 19-vehicle pile up in the Cajon Pass area on Jan. 16, 2019 showed some cars suffered extensive damage. (Credit: Travis Dixon)

    15 Freeway Reopens After 19-Vehicle Crash Injured up to 35 People in Cajon Pass

    The 15 Freeway has been reopened through the Cajon Pass after a 19-vehicle crash left potentially dozens of people injured on a foggy Wednesday morning, officials said. The pileup occurred along the southbound 15 Freeway south of Oak Hills shortly after 9 a.m., according to authorities. Victims were triaged at the scene, and preliminary reports indicated 35 people suffered minor to moderate injuries, according to the San Bernardino County Fire Department. The majority of patients declined to be transported, the […]

  • Covina Mother Charged With Murder in Fatal Stabbing of 2-Year-Old Son

    A Covina woman has been charged with murder after allegedly stabbing her young son to death last week, prosecutors announced Tuesday. In addition to the count of murder, Xa Dinh Ngo — also known as Michelle Ngo — faces a special circumstances allegation that she used a deadly and dangerous weapon in the child’s killing, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. The weapon was identified as a knife. The 2-year-old boy died after being stabbed multiple times […]

  • A California State Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card is seen in a file photo. (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    California Advances February Payment of CalFresh Benefits Due to Government Shutdown

    CalFresh benefits in Los Angeles County and elsewhere around the state will be advanced for the month of February starting on Wednesday, officials announced. The move is designed to avoid disruption of the critical food support to eligible residents amid the partial federal government shutdown, according to a news release from L.A. County’s Department of Public Social Services. California warned such benefits will no longer be available if the government shutdown — now in its fourth week — continues. The […]

  • Fire and law enforcement vehicles were at the scene of a possible carbon monoxide incident in Bell Gardens on Jan. 15, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    8 People Treated for Carbon Monoxide Exposure in Bell Gardens

    Eight people were hospitalized, including two minors who were in critical condition, after suffering carbon monoxide poisoning at a Bell Gardens home on Tuesday morning, officials said. The incident was reported just after 9:15 a.m. at a home in the 5500 block of Clara Street, Los Angeles County Fire Department Inspector Scott Elliott said. Two patients describes as minors were in critical but stable condition, he said. Another minor and five adults were hospitalized in fair condition. Authorities initially described […]