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Past articles by Brian:

Man killed in shootout with deputies is half-brother of Robert Fuller, found hanged in Palmdale

The half-brother of a man found hanged from a tree in Palmdale last week, prompting outrage and investigations into what investigators initially labeled an apparent suicide, was killed during a gunfight with Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies in Rosamond on Wednesday, authorities and family members said. The shooting took place shortly after 4:30 p.m. […] → Read More

Loma Linda man accused of imprisoning, drugging, raping missing girl

Investigators are looking for any possible additional victims after they arrested a man Friday on suspicion of holding a runaway girl against her will at a Loma Linda hotel, drugging her and raping her, authorities said. Joshua Lewis Blackwell-Tallen, 31, of Loma Linda was booked on suspicion of false imprisonment, sex with a minor under […] → Read More

Police find metal blade in food from Alhambra restaurant

A group of San Marino police officers found a metal blade in their food order after picking it up from an Alhambra restaurant on Thursday, but the incident was believed to be accidental, officials said. The blade was found inside a meal prepared by Baja Cali Fish & Tacos, officials said. Members of the San […] → Read More

Lime Fire scorches 400 acres near Lake Piru, threatens 25 buildings, prompts evacuation of campground

A brush fire erupted hot, dry conditions near Lake Piru Wednesday, quickly blackening more than 400 acres, threatening two-dozen buildings and forcing the evacuation of a nearby campground, authorities said. The Lime Fire, named for nearby Lime Canyon, broke out shortly before 5 p.m. and was initially described as an 8- to 10-acre blaze burning […] → Read More

Magnitude 4.3 earthquake rattles Searles Valley

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude measured at 4.3 shook the Searles Valley near Ridgecrest on Sunday night. The earthquake was detected at 9:15 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The epicenter was roughly 10 miles east of Ridgecrest at a depth of 2.2 miles. There were no intial reports of injuries or damage. → Read More

Up to 20,000 demonstrators demand racial justice in Hollywood

As many as 20,000 demonstrators took to the streets of Hollywood Sunday to continue demanding racial justice and decrying police brutality in the wake of the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis. The march down Hollywood Boulevard came during a weekend of largely peaceful protests, contrasting with incidents of vandalism and looting […] → Read More

Long Beach police officer fired over ‘graphic’ social media photos

A Long Beach Police Department officer was terminated Friday for posting “graphic” photos on his personal social media accounts, including one depicting him holding his baton while standing over fresh blood on the pavement, officials said The officer, who was not named by the department, “has been relieved from employment with the Long Beach Police […] → Read More

Video shows deputies shooting fleeing protesters with pepper balls in Hollywood

The Los Angeles County Sheriff said his department is investigating after a video emerged online Tuesday appearing to show deputies shooting protesters in the back with pepper balls as they run away in a Hollywood neighborhood. The footage was taken in the area of Fountain and Highland avenues, according to witnesses. In it, a deputy […] → Read More

1 killed in downtown L.A. shooting

Police sought two men Sunday night in connection with a deadly shooting in downtown Los Angeles, officials said. The shooting was first reported at 7:35 p.m. at Olive and 9th streets, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Tony Im said. Paramedics pronounced the victim dead at the scene, he said. No description was available. The attackers […] → Read More

Man in wheelchair shot to death in North Hollywood

Police are looking for a killer who fatally shot a man in a wheelchair in North Hollywood on Saturday night. Isauro Birrueta, 26, of North Hollwood died in the 11 p.m. shooting on Runnymede Strete, just west of Lankershim Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles Police Department and Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner […] → Read More

Demonstrators decry death of George Floyd in L.A.; National Guard requested

A large group of protesters decrying the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis demonstrated in several Los Angeles’ neighborhoods as police declared an unlawful assembly in the Mid-Wilshire area and the mayor requested National Guard troops to help keep order. Saturday’s demonstration followed three days of protests in Los Angeles. A massive demonstration in downtown […] → Read More

Man shot by deputies in Lancaster

A man was shot and wounded during a confrontation with deputies in Lancaster on Friday evening, officials said. Few details were initially available regarding the shooting, which took place just before 7:50 p.m. in a commercial neighborhood in the 1700 block of West Avenue K, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The suspect, […] → Read More

Man shot to death in Palmdale

A man died following a shooting in a residential neighborhood in Palmdale on Saturday afternoon, officials said. The fatal shooting was reported shortly before 3 p.m. in the 1200 block of Springline Drive, according to Deputy Morgan Arteaga of the the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Information Bureau. The victim, described as a man, succumbed […] → Read More

L.A. County seeing ‘steady declines’ in reported coronavirus infections, hospitalizations, deaths: Health director

While 1,032 newly detected cases of coronavirus and 41 new deaths were reported in Los Angeles County on Saturday, public health officials say data shows that the rate of new infections, hospitalizations and deaths is steadily declining. The new figures bring the total number of reported infections in L.A. County to 44,055, the Los Angeles […] → Read More

Man shot to death in Compton

A man died after he was found shot along Alondra Boulevard in Compton on Thursday afternoon, officials said. The shooting was reported just before 6 p.m. in the 1000 block of Alondra Boulevard, outside of the Compton/Woodley Airport, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Paramedics pronounced the victim dead at the scene. No […] → Read More

TikTok video shoot in Chino draws police response

A man and woman making a comical video for the social media platform TikTok received a visit from police in Chino Thursday after a neighbor called authorities to reports seeing a woman carrying a dead body, officials said. The misunderstanding unfolded shortly before 4 p.m. in a neighborhood in the 4800 block of South Fork […] → Read More

Man arrested after crash landing stolen airplane at Fullerton Municipal Airport: Police

An unlicensed pilot managed to walk without injuries, but in handcuffs, after crash landing an allegedly stolen small airplane at the Fullerton Municipal Airport on Wednesday, authorities said. The airplane landed, but crashed into a fence beyond the end of the runway, according to Fullerton Police Department officials. Police could be seen questioning the pilot, […] → Read More

Woman fatally shot in Compton

A woman died following a shooting in a residential neighborhood in Compton on Sunday evening, authorities said. Deputies responded to a report of a gunshot victim about 7:25 p.m. in the 600 block of North Santa Fe Avenue, according to Deputy Tracy Koerner of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Information Bureau. “Upon arriving they […] → Read More

Man shot to death in El Monte

Detectives sought clues after a man was gunned down in El Monte late Sunday. The shooting was reported about 8:45 p.m. at Peck Road and Emory Street, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which is assisting the El Monte Police Department in the investigation. Paramedics pronounced the victim dead at the scene, Sgt. […] → Read More

Off-duty LAPD officer arrested on suspicion of shooting fellow officer during camping trip in Apple Valley area

A Los Angeles Police Department officer allegedly shot and wounded a fellow officer during an off-duty camping trip in an unincorporated area of Apple Valley early Sunday, authorities said. Deputies responded to the scene of the shooting near Stoddard Wells Off-Highway Vehicle area near Barstow, about 1:17 a.m., according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s […] → Read More