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Seal Beach: 1958

From circa 1958, a Kodachrome taken by my mother, who could handle a 35mm camera in a pinch. My parents had friends with a summer place in Seal Beach, California, a coastal community on the border of Orange and Los Angeles counties. In the foreground are my parents' bosom pals who owned or rented the place behind the Ford station wagon. Show More Summary

Man shot to death on sidewalk in Compton

A man was shot to death on a sidewalk in Compton on Friday afternoon, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.

L.A. County health department confirms first West Nile death of 2014

Health officials have confirmed Los Angeles County's first death from West Nile virus in 2014.

D.A. rejects charges against sheriff's deputy who killed cyclist

A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy who was typing on a patrol car computer when he hit and killed a bicyclist in Calabasas last year will not be prosecuted, the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said in a statement Thursday.

Felony Sex Offender Illegal Alien Caught Crossing El Centro Border

Felony sex offender and 43-year-old Guatemalan national Osmar Acevedo, convicted in Los Angeles County of acts with a child and previously deported, was recently caught attempting to illegally re-enter the U.S. through the southwest border in a mountainous area outside Calexico, California. Show More Summary

Lynwood gunman who died in standoff was unprovoked, officials say

A man who wounded a Los Angeles County sheriff’s detective in Lynwood Tuesday before barricading himself in an apartment was not part of the investigation taking place at the time, officials said.

Lawsuit Says Kroger Bread Contains Carcinogen

Supermarket chain Kroger is allegedly selling wheat bread containing high levels of urethane without a required warning on the packaging, according to a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court. The lawsuit, filed by Custodio & Dubey LLP, says urethane is a carcinogen and California Proposition 65 requires manufacturers and other businesses to post […]

Badly Decomposed Body Discovered in Drainage Ditch on L.A. Freeway

LOS ANGELES, California -- A badly decomposed body was discovered in a drainage ditch on a Los Angeles County freeway in Lakewood, California in the early morning hours on Thursday. A Caltrans worker discovered the body around 1:30 am while conducting routine maintenance. Show More Summary

Man charged with murder says he didn't know his dogs could kill

A dog owner charged with murder in the mauling death last year of a woman in northern Los Angeles County testified Wednesday that he had no idea his pit bulls were capable of such an act.

D.A. Seeks 6-Month Jail Sentence for Wright

The Los Angeles Times reports that suspended Democratic state Sen. Roderick D. Wright may spend six months in jail, if Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Bjorn Dodd has his way. Dodd requested the Los Angeles County Superior...Show More Summary

Recent spate of shootings called 'open season' on law enforcement

Gunmen have shot at peace officers at least four times over the last eight days – a pace that has a Los Angeles County union official saying it appears to be “open season” on law enforcement.

LA Police: Online Piracy Funds Drug Dealers and Terrorists

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department sees piracy as one of its top priorities. In a highly tainted news report the Assistant Sheriff claims a direct link between piracy, organized crime and terrorism. But are the alleged pirates who inspired the report really hardcore criminals? Let's find out. Show More Summary

Rosemead man sentenced for killing, burying his mother

A Rosemead man was sentenced Aug. 14 to 26 years to life in state prison for killing his mother and burying her body in the backyard of the condominium they shared, according to Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. A jury on...Show More Summary

Charles Emmanuel Briggs, 27

Charles Emmanuel Briggs, a 27-year-old black male, died Saturday, Aug. 23, in Lancaster, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Derrick Deshon Owens, 17

Derrick Deshon Owens, a 17-year-old black boy, was shot and killed Monday, Aug. 18, in the 1000 block of East Adams Boulevard in Historic South-Central, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records. About 7:40 p.m., Los Angeles police officers got a call of a shooting, said LAPD Det. Show More Summary

Luther Lathron Walker, 38

Luther Lathron Walker, a 38-year-old black man, was shot and killed by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies Monday, Aug. 18, in the 8800 block of Artesia Boulevard in Bellflower, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records. Deputies received a call about 5:30 a.m. Show More Summary

Moises Rodriguez, 20

Moises Rodriguez, a 20-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Sunday, Aug. 17, in the 500 block of Witmer Street in Westlake, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records. Rodriguez had just walked out of his apartment building about 1:30 a.m. Show More Summary

Carlos Arellano, 22

Carlos Arellano, a 22-year-old Latino, was fatally stabbed Friday, Aug. 15, in the 1500 block of Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records. About 11:30 p.m., Arellano was approached by three men...Show More Summary

David Ng, 24

David Ng, a 24-year-old Asian male, died Thursday, Aug. 14, after being shot in Hyde Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Santa Monica Mountains land use plan OK'd over vineyard objections

Los Angeles County supervisors approved a far-reaching land use plan for the Santa Monica Mountains Tuesday, over the objections of a group of vineyard owners but with support from a broad coalition of environmentalists, equestrians and homeowners.

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