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Nerissa Knight


Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Past articles by Nerissa:

Hay fever or coronavirus? For allergy sufferers, a season of worry

The spring breezes of 2020 are carrying more than just tree pollen. There’s a whiff of paranoia in the air. For millions of seasonal allergy sufferers, the annual onset of watery eyes and scratchy throats is bumping up against the global spread of a new virus that produces its own constellation of respiratory symptoms. Forecasters […] → Read More

‘A complete zoo’: Malibu officials issue reminder, Santa Monica closes beach parking lots to deter crowds

Crowds who have flocked to the beach and hiking trails during the first weekend of a countywide “safer-at-home” order in Los Angeles County forced Santa Monica and Malibu officials to take further measures against large gatherings during a worsening outbreak. The city of Santa Monica announced the immediate closure of beach parking lots on Sunday […] → Read More

Glendora man, 34, dies from coronavirus infection after visiting Disney World, sources say

A 34-year-old man who tested positive for the coronavirus infection after visiting Disney World and traveling through Los Angeles International Airport earlier this month died Thursday at a hospital in Pasadena, according to medical and government sources. The Glendora man, who spent nearly a week on a ventilator, had underlying medical conditions, including asthma and […] → Read More

L.A. County cracking down on price gouging and scammers as coronavirus fears trigger panic-buying

As more novel coronavirus cases are confirmed across Los Angeles County, heightening fears and leading shoppers to flock to the stores, officials on Friday announced a task force to deal with scammers and price gouging. With long lines and empty shelves at stores becoming more prevalent throughout Southern California, L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer and […] → Read More

Coronavirus Death Toll in China Rises to 56 as Orange County Reports 3rd U.S. Case

A new viral illness being watched with a wary eye around the globe accelerated its spread in China on Sunday with 56 deaths so far, while the U.S. Consulate in the city at the epicenter announced it will evacuate its personnel and some private citizens aboard a charter flight. → Read More

6-Year-Old South L.A. Boy Allegedly Beaten to Death by Coach Laid to Rest

Family members gathered in Inglewood Saturday to lay to rest a 6-year-old South Los Angeles boy who was allegedly beaten to death by a man described as an elementary school coach last month. → Read More

Man Detained After Woman He Was Dating Is Killed, Man Wounded in Compton New Year’s Shooting

A man who was in a dating relationship with a woman was being questioned by authorities after she was fatally shot, and another man was critically injured, at a home in Compton early on New Year's Day, sheriff's officials said. The shooting was reported about 12:38 a.m. → Read More

Overnight Campers Brave the Cold in Pasadena to Claim Prime Spots for the 2020 Rose Parade

As the temperature continued to drop Tuesday night, 18-year-old Brianna Zameza sat in a folding chair on Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena sniffing a jar of Vicks Vaporub, willing it to help ward off a cold. → Read More

Man Who Escaped Democratic Donor Ed Buck’s WeHo Apartment Says He’s Homeless, Trying to Rebuild Life

He said he met Ed Buck through the dating website Adam for Adam. Months later, he found himself drugged inside Buck’s apartment. Authorities said the man was able to escape, and that was key in arresting the Democratic donor and West Hollywood activist last week. → Read More

Protests Greet Trump During Fundraising Trips to Bay Area, Beverly Hills

President Donald Trump rarely passes up the chance to throw a sharp elbow at left-leaning California, but he showed Tuesday he's more than happy to cash in there with a lunch-dinner-breakfast-lunch fundraising blitz expected to scoop up $15 million from wealthy Republicans in two days. → Read More

71-Year-Old Man Arrested in Daughter’s Stabbing Death in Rancho Cucamonga

A Rancho Cucamonga man was arrested in the death of his 49-year-old daughter after calling to report the killing himself Monday morning, officials said. Joe Edward Montes, 71, called authorities about 8:30 a.m. and stated that he stabbed his daughter at a home in the 6300 block of Elkridge Place, the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said in a news release. → Read More

Electronics Probed as Possible Cause for Mass Fatality Boat Fire Off Santa Cruz Island: NTSB

U.S. investigators on Thursday were examining potential ignition sources of a deadly fire on a scuba diving boat, including electronics aboard the vessel where 34 people were killed off the coast of Southern California. → Read More

2 Charged With Arson, Murder in Separate Fires That Left 3 Dead: LAPD

A man and a woman have been charged in connection with two separate arson incidents that left three people dead, Los Angeles Police Department officials announced Thursday. One of the suspects, identified as Khala Swasey, 24, was charged with two counts of murder in connection with a deadly fire in Exposition Park last week, according to the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office. → Read More

Dorian Heads for Florida After Brushing Caribbean Islands

Florida residents picked the shelves clean of bottled water and lined up at gas stations Thursday as an increasingly menacing-looking Hurricane Dorian threatened to broadside the state over Labor Day weekend. → Read More

Suspects Charged in Killing of LAPD Officer Juan Diaz Shot at Others the Same Night: Police

A man accused of killing Los Angeles Police Department Officer Juan Diaz outside a taco stand in Lincoln Heights after the policeman and a friend told him to stop tagging a sidewalk has been charged with murder, authorities said Tuesday. → Read More

Man and Children Sought in Alleged Riverside Parental Abduction Found in Utah

A man and two toddlers who have been the subject of a search since the man allegedly took the children without their mother's permission in Riverside on Tuesday night were found in Utah on Thursday, police said. → Read More

Two Men Sought After Allegedly Robbing Wholesale Jeweler at DTLA Home

Police are looking for two men who allegedly robbed a wholesale jeweler at his downtown Los Angeles home. The incident occurred on about 5:10 p.m. on July 20 near the intersection of 7th Street and Broadway. → Read More

House Speaker Pelosi Asked Trump to Delay Immigration Sweep Planned in L.A., Other Cities

President Donald Trump on Saturday delayed a nationwide immigration sweep to deport people living the United States illegally, including families, saying he would give lawmakers two weeks to work out solutions for the southern border. → Read More

Fatal Shooting of Unarmed Father of 3 by Sheriff’s Deputies in Willowbrook Draws Outrage

The fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by sheriff's deputies in the South Los Angeles-area neighborhood of Willowbrook last week has led to the threat of a lawsuit and outrage on social media — including emotional pleas from an L.A. rapper to the city's mayor. → Read More

Family, Coroner ID Man Who Was Killed in Shootout With Deputies After Standoff Involving Burning Home in San Gabriel

Relatives and coroner's officials on Friday identified a 35-year-old as the man fatally shot by deputies following a barricade situation in San Gabriel that involved a home going up in flames and prompted the closure of the 10 Freeway. → Read More