Miriam Hernandez, ABC7 Eyewitness News

Miriam Hernandez

ABC7 Eyewitness News

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Miriam:

Lancaster plans to defy county order and hold fireworks show, mayor says

The mayor of Lancaster is taking an independent stand for the Fourth of July and staging a fireworks display despite a countywide ban on all large public gatherings. → Read More

Arcadia police expand probe into handling of case involving sexual exploitation videos, high school students

An investigation into sexual exploitation of minors is expanding as the Arcadia Police Department launches into how police personnel handled a report last year. → Read More

Wife, clergy plea for ICE to release ailing Southern California youth pastor

A Southern California wife and a coalition of clergy are using prayer and a #WeCare social media campaign seeking release for Allan Altamirano who is in ICE detention. → Read More

USC student sues LAPD, alleges cruel treatment during arrest at protest

Laura Montilla, a USC student who was arrested at a Black Lives Matter protest, alleges she was injured in a wrongful arrest by the LAPD and the L.A. County Sheriff's Department. → Read More

Tribute set for 10-year-old victim of torture, murder in Antelope Valley

Three separate cases of little boys tortured and murdered in the Antelope Valley have drawn outcry across the nation. This Father's Day marks a grim anniversary. Two years ago, 10-year old Anthony Avalos died from a traumatic injury. → Read More

Artists take a stand with George Floyd-inspired murals on Hollywood Boulevard

Murals on Hollywood Boulevard dedicated to George Floyd has stirred a moment of racial reckoning for the artwork's organizer, who initially had some murals removed. → Read More

State superintendent Tony Thurmond releases guidance for reopening California schools

California's Department of Education on Monday released a detailed how-to guide to safely reopen schools in the age of face masks and physical distancing. → Read More

Amid proposed budget cuts, Los Angeles police union says Mayor Garcetti has 'lost his damn mind'

The union that represents Los Angeles police officers is firing back at Mayor Eric Garcetti for his comments made while discussing his plans to cut the LAPD's budget. → Read More

Man arrested after allegedly brandishing semi-automatic rifle at driver in Sherman Oaks

A man was arrested after allegedly brandishing a semi-automatic rifle at another driver in Sherman Oaks. → Read More

African American survivors of COVID-19 talk about bias, solutions

An organization of African American women says the health care system is failing the black community and that their own experiences are evidence of bias. → Read More

Palmdale abuse case: Uncle breaks silence nearly 7 years after Gabriel Fernandez' death

This weekend marks seven years since parental child abuse took the life of 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez. His memory has generated positive steps to save children. Those who knew Gabriel best talked to ABC7 about the boy. → Read More

Sweeping cuts in Santa Monica city budget foreshadow wider troubles for other SoCal cities

The city of Santa Monica is laying off scores of workers as the pandemic strangles its revenue flow and its mayor warns that other municipalities face a similar crisis. → Read More

Coronavirus pandemic shifts more tasks to working mothers

When it comes to multitasking, moms such as Kara Pourshahmir are taking on even more during the pandemic and finding new ways to push through. → Read More

Army of contact tracers in California seek to stomp out coronavirus

The state is ramping up a program to identify people who are potentially exposed to the coronavirus but are unaware of it. → Read More

SoCal nurse on front lines of coronavirus response shares warning after death of father-in-law

A Southern California nurse on the front lines of the coronavirus crisis has a warning to those not taking the pandemic seriously after the death of her father-in-law, who was seemingly healthy. → Read More

Coronavirus: SoCal family had no money for rent, then the cops came

The coronavirus pandemic is claiming financial casualties among families who were already battling poverty. → Read More

Irwindale McDonald's workers make hundreds of face masks

A team of workers at a McDonald's in Irwindale got together to turn the dining area into a small mask-making factory. → Read More

Coronavirus crisis: Trump's immigration restrictions keeps husband apart from wife, 1-year-old son in SoCal

The fast-changing immigration policy imposed by the Trump administration has turned the lives of a young Los Angeles couple into a nightmare. → Read More

California unemployment benefits delayed for many amid surge in applications

As California faces a massive surge in job losses, many are finding their unemployment benefits are delayed because of past problems on their records they didn't know about. → Read More

SoCal food banks, other nonprofits struggling to meet demand to feed families

Los Angeles food banks and other nonprofits are struggling to keep up with the massive demand for food amid the economic slowdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More