Chicago Area Killings Cast Pall Over Local Fourth of July Events

Southland law enforcement agencies will be keeping a close watch on local Fourth of July celebrations Monday evening, after a holiday parade in a Chicago suburb turned deadly when someone opened fire, killing at least six people. “The Long Beach Police Department is aware of a recent national act of violence. Although there are no…

LA County Reports 15,413 New COVID Cases Over Holiday Weekend

Los Angeles County health officials Monday reported 15,413 new cases of COVID-19 and 18 additional deaths linked to the virus over the three-day Fourth of July weekend. The county Department of Public Health reported 5,865 cases for Saturday, 6,020 cases for Sunday and 3,528 cases for Monday. Ten of the fatalities were reported for Saturday,…

Independence Day 5K Honoring Marine Killed in Iraq Held in San Marino

The JP Blecksmith Memorial 5K run was held in San Marino Monday, benefiting a foundation created to perpetuate the legacy of a Marine Corps second lieutenant killed while leading his platoon in Iraq. The run is the signature event hosted by the JP Blecksmith Leadership Foundation, which was created to perpetuate the legacy and honor…

IMAX Corp. Settles Former Attorney’s Discrimination Suit

IMAX Corp. and a former company lawyer who alleged she was fired in 2020 because she is a Latina who was in her late 50s have tentatively settled the plaintiff’s lawsuit. A lawyer for plaintiff Margarita Hernandez filed court papers on June 27 with Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Stern stating that there was…

Body Found on Harbor Freeway Near Exposition Park

The California Highway Patrol was investigating the early morning discovery of a body in the slow lane of the southbound Harbor (110) Freeway near Exposition Park Monday. The body was reported at 2:23 a.m. at the Exposition Boulevard exit, CHP…

Armed Man Robs 79-Year-Old Woman in Culver City

An armed man in Culver City wrapped his arm around a 79-year-old woman’s neck to remove her cellphone and eventually snatch the fanny pack off her waist as she sat on a fire hydrant after walking her dog, authorities said…

Man Allegedly Kills Roommate Inside Irvine Home

A 39-year-old Irvine man was arrested for allegedly shooting his roommate to death Monday, but not before pointing a gun at his own head, prompting a response from crisis negotiators and a SWAT team, authorities said. Police received a 911…


Officials Warn Pet Owners to Keep Animals Safe on Independence Day

Loud fireworks and raucous holiday parties can easily spook pets on the Fourth of July, and animal advocacy groups are urging Southland residents to protect their furry friends Monday to ensure they don’t run away and wind up in shelters. Dogs and cats can escape from small openings in houses and fenced yards in search…

Kamala Harris, Doug Emhoff Visit Santa Monica Fire Station

Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff visited a Santa Monica fire station Monday, where Harris briefly addressed the deadly shooting at a July Fourth parade in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park. Harris, who was at her Brentwood home this weekend, arrived via motorcade at Santa Monica Fire Station #2 at 222…

Shooting Near Chicago Casts Pall Over Local Fourth of July Events

Southland law enforcement agencies will be keeping a close watch on local Fourth of July celebrations Monday evening, after a holiday parade in a Chicago suburb turned deadly when someone opened fire, killing at least six people. “The Long Beach Police Department is aware of a recent national act of violence. Although there are no…

Independence Day 5K Honoring Marine Killed in Iraq Held in San Marino

The JP Blecksmith Memorial 5K run was held in San Marino Monday, benefiting a foundation created to perpetuate the legacy of a Marine Corps second lieutenant killed while leading his platoon in Iraq. The run is the signature event hosted by the JP Blecksmith Leadership Foundation, which was created to perpetuate the legacy and honor…

SDPD Motorcycle Sergeant Injured in Temecula Crash

A motorcycle sergeant with the San Diego Police Department crashed into a pickup truck and suffered major injuries in Temecula, authorities said Monday. The crash happened at about 8:35 p.m. Saturday. According to the California Highway Patrol, the sergeant was riding his police-issued motorcycle northbound on Rainbow Canyon Road just north of Rainbow Valley Boulevard…

Armed Man Robs 79-Year-Old Woman in Culver City

An armed man in Culver City wrapped his arm around a 79-year-old woman’s neck to remove her cellphone and eventually snatch the fanny pack off her waist as she sat on a fire hydrant after walking her dog, authorities said Monday. Police were dispatched to Jefferson Boulevard and Indian Wood Road at about 1:20 a.m.…

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