Elizabeth Espinosa, KTLA 5

Elizabeth Espinosa


Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Past articles by Elizabeth:

23-Year-Old Compton Woman Killed in Caught-on-Video Crash; Suspected Street Racers Sought

A woman killed in a hit-and-run crash in South Los Angeles over the weekend has been identified as authorities continued their search Monday for the suspected street racers involved. Bethany Holguin, 23, of Compton, was pronounced dead at 10:33 p.m. → Read More

Stretch of Rodeo Road in South L.A. Renamed Obama Boulevard

A stretch of road in Los Angeles has been renamed after former President Barack Obama. A concert and ceremony Saturday unveiled Obama Boulevard. The street replaced Rodeo Road, a 3 ½-mile street that runs across the city's historic black neighborhood. → Read More

L.A. Prosecutors Say Accused Serial Killer Would ‘Hunt Down’ Women, Fatally Stab Them for Sexual Pleasure

An air conditioning repairman charged with murdering a Chicago-area teenager and two California women, one the ex-girlfriend of actor Ashton Kutcher, would "watch, shadow, stalk and hunt down" his victims before fatally stabbing them for sexual pleasure, a Los Angeles prosecutor said during opening statements Thursday. → Read More

Costa Mesa Woman Kidnapped by Armed Men During Safari in Uganda; $500,000 Ransom Sought

A Costa Mesa woman on a dream vacation in Uganda was one of two kidnapped by a group of armed men, who have demanded a $500,000 ransom for their release. → Read More

Man Arrested in Mission Hills Area Is Suspected of Sexually Assaulting Children for Decades

Investigators believe a man arrested last month on suspicion of molesting children has been victimizing kids for decades. Mission Hills area detectives arrested 56-year-old Felipe Ceja Bautista on Feb. 14 for multiple sexual assault related offenses, the Los Angeles Police Department stated in a news release. → Read More

Century City Mall Reopens After ‘Suspicious Package’ Deemed Safe, No Gunman Found

The Westfield Century City shopping center has reopened following an evacuation triggered by a suspicious package later deemed safe and reports of a gunman who was never found Friday afternoon, authorities said. → Read More

Child’s Body Found Dumped on Hiking Trail in Hacienda Heights

A young child's body was found dumped along a hiking trail in Hacienda Heights Tuesday morning, officials said. Los Angeles County workers who were gardening in the area discovered the victim's body about 10 a.m. south of Hacienda Boulevard and Glenmark Drive, officials said. → Read More

Man Rescued From Sherman Oaks Crash by Firefighters Hosts Dinner to Thank Them

A man who was rescued from a violent wreck on the 405 Freeway in Sherman Oaks earlier this month hosted a dinner Saturday to thank the firefighters who helped him. Mark Webb was driving south on the freeway when a large eucalyptus tree fell onto his truck, triggering a multi-vehicle wreck. → Read More

Parents of Claremont Man Killed in Mexico Issue Warning for Travelers

The parents of a 27-year-old Claremont man who was stabbed to death during a robbery while visiting Mexico in November are warning others be careful when vacationing in Mexico. → Read More

LAPD Seeks Thieves Targeting Sephora Stores

Los Angeles Police Department detectives are searching for a ring of thieves who are targeting high-end beauty stores. Elizabeth Espinosa reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Feb. 21, 2019. Elizabeth Espinosa reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Feb. 21, 2019. → Read More

Authorities ID Parents, Housekeeper Killed in Gated O.C. Community; Son Arrested

One day after arresting a suspect in the case, Orange County authorities on Friday released the names of the man and two women who were killed in an upscale neighborhood of Newport Beach. → Read More

Baby Diapers, Syringes and Furniture Are Washing up on SoCal Beaches After Days of Heavy Rain

Several days of rain has led to piles of trash washing up on many of Southern California’s beaches. Aerial video from Sky5 showed one of the hardest hit coastlines was in Seal Beach Tuesday morning. → Read More

Costa Mesa Drama Teacher Arrested After Being Accused of Molesting 13-Year-Old Boy: OCSD

A Costa Mesa High School drama teacher has been arrested on suspicion of molesting a teenager, and officials are concerned there may be additional juvenile victims, authorities said Wednesday. → Read More

Cancer Patient Fulfills Dream to Decorate Rose Parade Float

A cancer patient and florist from North Carolina got a chance to realize her dream of decorating a Rose Parade float on Friday. Elizabeth Espinosa reports for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Dec. 28, 2018. → Read More

Holiday Tamales Draw a Crowd in Boyle Heights

People rushed to stock up on traditional holiday tamales throughout Southern California on Christmas Eve. Elizabeth Espinosa reports from La Mascota Bakery in Boyle Heights for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Dec. 24, 2018. → Read More

L.A. Officials Break Ground on Homeless Veteran Housing in South L.A.

Los Angeles city officials broke ground on a homeless veteran housing project in South Los Angeles Friday morning. Elizabeth Espinosa reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Dec. 14, 2018. → Read More

City Officials Tout New ‘Safe Parking’ Site in North Hills

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, City Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez and homeless advocates plant to meet Wednesday to highlight a new "Safe Parking" site in North Hills meant to give those living in cars and recreational vehicles a safe harbor to spend the night in the San Fernando Valley. → Read More

Families Reunified in Los Angeles After Years, Decades Apart

Forty families separated by immigration policy got a chance to embrace, in some cases for the first time in decades, during a family reunification event on Monday at Los Angeles City Hall. The 3rd Annual Immigrant Family Reunification Event was hosted by Councilman Gil Cedillo, the Mexican State of Nayarit and the nonprofit organization Pueblos Unidos, organizers said. → Read More

FBI Agents Search Boyle Heights Home, City Hall Office of L.A. Councilman Jose Huizar

FBI agents executed search warrants at the home and office of Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar on Wednesday morning and removed multiple boxes before a crowd of stunned City Hall staffers. More than 15 people wearing FBI jackets descended on Huizar’s fourth floor office around 9 a.m. → Read More

Slain Georgia Police Officer With Roots in Southern California Honored in Gardena

Mourners packed into a Gardena church Saturday to pay their respects to a Georgia police officer with deep roots in Southern California who was killed in the line of duty last month. Antwan Toney, 30, began his law enforcement career as an Orange Police Department Explorer before moving to Georgia and joining the Gwinnett County Police Department three years ago. → Read More