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Dave Mecham


Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Past articles by Dave:

Hyun-Jin Ryu Pitches 7 Scoreless Innings in 4-0 Dodgers Victory Over Nationals

There might come a time this season when Hyun-Jin Ryu will be welcome to pitch the eighth inning. Or, frankly, there might not. Ryu has not lasted beyond seven innings in four years, in a game so long ago that Andre Ethier was the Dodgers' center fielder and Cuban prospect Erisbel Arruebarrena, since banished by the organization, was the shortstop. → Read More

Verne Troyer, Actor Known for Playing Mini Me in ‘Austin Powers,’ Dead at 49

Verne Troyer, who played Mini-Me in two of the Austin Powers comedy films, has died at the age of 49, according to statements posted to his social media accounts Saturday. Troyer was 49. No cause of death was immediately released. → Read More

Over-the-Top Open House at Bel-Air Mansion Shut Down by LAPD After Drawing Massive Crowd

A flashy open house held at a palatial Bel-Air mansion once touted as the most expensive home on the market in the U.S. attracted a huge crowd, prompting police to respond and shut it down. Dave Mecham reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on April 19, 2018. → Read More

Suspect Bought Gasoline, Lit Fire to Music Studio, Targeting 2 Acquaintances in Fatal Studio City Blaze: LAPD

The man accused of intentionally setting a fire at a music studio in Studio City knew the two men who died in the blaze, and the three had been involved in a dispute hours before the blaze, Los Angeles police said Monday. Efrem Zimbalist Demery Jr. → Read More

1 Victim ID’d and Man Arrested on Suspicion of Murder in Music Studio Fire That Left 2 Dead: LAPD

An arrest has been made in a music studio fire that left two dead and two critically injured in Studio City, with one of the fatal victims identified by authorities on Sunday. → Read More

Music Studio Fire in Studio City Leaves 2 Dead, 2 in Critical Condition: LAFD

A fire inside a music studio in Studio City on Saturday left two people dead and two in critical condition, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. Some 80 firefighters responded to the incident at a one-story commercial building at 3779 N. Cahuenga Blvd. shortly before 7 a.m. → Read More

Queen Mary Ship in Long Beach to Rent Out ‘Haunted’ Room Beginning Friday, the 13th

Since the Queen Mary docked in the Long Beach harbor in 1967, several companies —including the Walt Disney Co. — have tried to turn the ocean liner into a profitable floating hotel, surrounded by a thriving entertainment and retail district. The results have been mixed. → Read More

After Valencia Family Disappears on Road Trip, CHP Investigating Possible Link to Vehicle That Crashed Into NorCal River

Friends and relatives are asking for help in an ongoing search for a family of four from Valencia who left on a spring break road trip late last month but hasn’t been seen or heard from in several days, and now authorities are looking whether their vehicle went into a rain-swollen river in Mendocino County. → Read More

2 LAPD Officers Injured After Police Shooting in Reseda Area; Suspect Dead

Two LAPD officers were injured in a police shooting in the Reseda area Monday morning and the suspect was killed, officials said. The incident occurred just after 10 a.m. → Read More

Man Beaten Up After Chasing Down Trio Who Were Possibly Tampering With His Car: Garden Grove Police

Police are searching for three individuals who assaulted a man after he interrupted them as they possibly tampered with his vehicle in Garden Grove Thursday night, police said. Officers initially responded about 10:50 p.m. → Read More

Security Increased at Whittier Schools After Recent Burglaries

Security has increased at some schools in Whittier in response to a rash of burglaries that have occurred in the area over the course of a few months. Dave Mecham reports for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on April 3, 2018. → Read More

Officials ID Man Accused of Killing Pomona Police Officer, Injuring Another Amid Hours-Long Standoff

A man who allegedly shot and killed a Pomona police officer and injured another has been taken into custody following an 15-hour standoff with authorities Saturday. → Read More

Playboy Mansion Owner Announces Plan to Restore Holmby Hills Property to ‘Original Grandeur’

Hugh Hefner may have died, but the Gothic-Tudor facade of his famous Playboy Mansion will live on, thanks to a recent agreement between its new owner and the city of Los Angeles. → Read More

Skiers Enjoy Snow at Big Bear; Officials Urge Drivers to Take Precautions

Resort officials reported 1 to 3 inches of snowfall at Big Bear overnight, and skiers took advantage. Meanwhile, Caltrans encouraged drivers to bring chains. Dave Mecham reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on March 4, 2018. . → Read More

2 Shot During Sherman Oaks Home Invasion: LAPD

Two people were shot during a home invasion in Sherman Oaks Wednesday morning, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Police responded to a hospital about 6:10 a.m. for a person who was shot in the arm and was in stable condition, Officer Luis Garcia told KTLA. → Read More

Actress Nanette Fabray, Who Won Tony and Emmy Awards, Dies at 97

Nanette Fabray, the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical comedy star whose work with Sid Caesar on the classic 1950s TV comedy-variety show "Caesar's Hour" earned her three Emmy Awards and a lifetime of television work, has died. She was 97. → Read More

L.A. City Council to Impose New Fines in Crackdown on ‘Party Houses’

The Los Angeles City Council approved a measure Wednesday that seeks to crack down on so-called party houses by imposing new fines on both event hosts and homeowners. → Read More

2 Men Found Dead in Littlerock Area; Sheriff’s Homicide Investigators Responding

Sheriff's homicide investigators are responding to a property in a rural area near Littlerock where a "death investigation" is underway Tuesday afternoon after two men were found deceased. Authorities were called to the property in the 10600 block of Hampel Avenue between 12:30 and 12:45 p. → Read More

Father of 7 Fatally Shot During Robbery at Car Stereo Shop in South Gate: LASD

Authorities asked for any information Thursday about an armed robbery that left a father of seven dead in South Gate. Officers responded to reports of shots fired at a car stereo business in the 13100 block of Paramount Boulevard at 3 a.m. → Read More

Possible DUI Investigated After Motorcyclist Killed in Wrong-Way Crash on 405 Freeway in Torrance

A motorcyclist was dead and a pickup truck driver was arrested following a collision on the 405 Freeway in Torrance early Sunday morning, officers said. → Read More