Police Tuesday found a stolen Infiniti containing an 11-month-old boy still strapped into his car seat, but the woman who took the sedan remained at large.

The car was taken about 10 a.m. from the 15400 block of Gault Street, near Sepulveda Boulevard in Van Nuys, in what the Los Angeles Police Department initially believed to be a carjacking.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the effective ruler of Saudi Arabia, met privately with Mayor Eric Garcetti this week as part of his visit to the Southland, the mayor’s office confirmed Tuesday.

“Mayor Garcetti had a constructive meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman al Saud, during which the mayor urged the crown prince to continue his efforts to advance women’s rights, and raised his concerns about human rights and the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Yemen,” Alex Comisar, Garcetti’s press secretary, told City News Service. “The mayor and the crown prince discussed opportunities for Los Angeles-based companies in Saudi Arabia.”

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A federal jury Tuesday rejected a lawsuit by a professional tennis umpire who claimed a Los Angeles County coroner’s office doctor recklessly classified her husband’s death as a homicide, causing the woman to be falsely accused of murder.

Lois Goodman, 76, of Woodland Hills, claimed in her $10 million suit that she was deprived of her civil rights by Deputy Medical Examiner Dr. Yulai Wang, but the federal jury determined Wang did not falsify the death certificate.

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LYNWOOD (CNS) – A man was shot to death outside a coin-operated laundry in Lynwood Tuesday, and detectives sought a woman who they believe knew the victim.

The shooting was reported at 2:25 a.m. in the 11900 block of Long Beach Boulevard, said Deputy Wally Bracks of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.

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HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – Lynda Carter, television’s Wonder Woman of the 1970s, received a star Tuesday on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

“It seems impossible, but I have been in the entertainment industry for more than 50 years,” Carter said. “… Acting, singing and entertaining — and I have loved it all.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted today to move forward in negotiating a 50-year lease with Wolfgang Puck to open a Frank Gehry-designed restaurant on the waterfront site along Pacific Coast Highway currently occupied by Gladstones.

“It will be a restaurant for everybody in the city,” Puck said, telling the board that he envisions a casual, more affordable cafe, an upscale dining room and an ice cream shop for families to drop in.

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VAN NUYS (CNS) – Police Tuesday found a stolen Infiniti containing an 11-month-old boy still strapped into his car seat, but the woman who took the sedan remained at large.

The car was taken about 10 a.m. from the 15400 block of Gault Street, in what the Los Angeles Police Department initially believed to be a carjacking.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A 47-year-old man pleaded no contest Tuesday to killing a good Samaritan — a crime for which a San Fernando man spent more than two weeks in custody in 2016 before being cleared of any involvement.

Samuel Calvario pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter and admitted a gun use allegation stemming from the Nov. 9, 2000, killing of Felix Pineda, according to Deputy District Attorney Ryan Dibble.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Testifying via a video deposition presented to a jury Tuesday, a retired Los Angeles police lieutenant denied he sexually harassed a female officer.

Lt. Wayne Lightfoot repeatedly answered “absolutely not” when questioned by plaintiff’s attorney Gregory W. Smith on whether the lawman had made comments to Officer Linda Allstot that included “You could wear that for me anytime” and “You’re skinny and have a better body than most 20-year-olds these days; they are all fat.”

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – As part of a campaign to encourage residents to step forward and report children at risk of physical, sexual and emotional abuse and neglect, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Tuesday declared April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Statewide, about one in seven children under the age of 5 is reported as a victim of suspected abuse or neglect, according to a study by the child advocacy agency First 5 LA.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas was in Memphis Tuesday to commemorate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., who was assassinated 50 years ago Wednesday at the age of 39.

Ridley-Thomas told City News Service in a telephone interview that he was a 13-year-old student on campus at George Washington Carver Junior High School when news of the civil rights leader’s death broke.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A Los Angeles County supervisor is headed to Sacramento Wednesday to advocate for legislation that would allow paramedics to bring patients to mental health urgent care clinics and sobering centers.

Supervisor Janice Hahn said Assembly Bill 1795, sponsored by Assemblyman Mike Gipson, D-Carson, is increasingly important given the homeless crisis. About one-third of those living on the streets countywide suffer from serious mental illness, she said.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Cher has dropped her lawsuit against NantHealth founder Patrick Soon-Shiong in which she claimed he duped her into selling her shares of Altor Biosciences, a promising drug company, at a fraction of their value, court papers obtained Tuesday show.

Lawyers for the singer filed a voluntary request for dismissal of her case on March 6 with Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Gregory Keosian. Her lead attorney, Matthew Kanny, could not be immediately reached.

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BREA (CNS) – A 5-year-old girl’s hand became stuck in an escalator at the Brea Mall Tuesday, but the tot escaped serious injury.

Firefighters were called to the Sears store at the mall at 11:13 a.m., said Brea Fire Division Chief Kathy Schaefer.

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SANTA ANA (CNS) – Under a federal judge’s threat of suspending anti-camping ordinances countywide, south Orange County officials pledged Tuesday to meet later this month to brainstorm a location for an emergency shelter for the homeless.

U.S. District Judge David O. Carter has been presiding over an unorthodox settlement between homeless advocates and Orange County since last month, when hundreds of transients along the Santa Ana riverbed were evacuated from encampments and given 30-day motel vouchers while officials considered other housing arrangements.

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BEVERLY HILLS (CNS) – Police Tuesday searched El Rodeo School in Beverly Hills after a possible unauthorized person was seen on the campus, but no such individual turned up.

The kindergarten through eighth grade school at 605 N. Whittier Drive was placed on lockdown after a parent reported to police that she saw a male on the campus whom she didn’t recognize, according to the Beverly Hills Police Department.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A federal jury Tuesday rejected a lawsuit by a professional tennis umpire who claimed a Los Angeles County coroner’s office doctor recklessly classified her husband’s death as a homicide, causing the woman to be falsely accused of murder.

Lois Goodman, 76, of Woodland Hills, claimed in her $10 million suit that she was deprived of her civil rights by Deputy Medical Examiner Dr. Yulai Wang, but the federal jury determined Wang did not falsify the death certificate.

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SANTA ANA (CNS) – The brother of a well-known online gamer was charged Tuesday with killing their mother and seriously wounding their father in San Juan Capistrano.

Yihong Peng, 30, was charged with murder, two counts of attempted murder and single counts of assault with a deadly weapon and attempted carjacking. He also faces three sentence-enhancement allegations: personal use of a knife, use of a deadly weapon during a carjacking and inflicting great bodily injury on the victims.

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SANTA CLARITA (CNS) – A driver who apparently attempted an unsafe passing maneuver died Tuesday in a fiery collision in the Santa Clarita area, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The crash occurred about 6:45 a.m. on San Francisquito Canyon Road, just south of Dry Gulch Road, in an area where two lanes are separated double yellow lines, the CHP reported.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to file or join an amicus brief opposing the federal government’s addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census.

Supervisor Hilda Solis recommended the move, saying that hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding are at stake for the county.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A state appeals court panel upheld a former West Covina resident’s conviction for murdering a transgender woman in a Baldwin Park motel room.

In a ruling released Monday, a three-justice panel from California’s 2nd District Court of Appeal rejected Stephen Justin Gonzales’ contention that there was insufficient evidence to support the jury’s finding that the September 2013 murder of 26-year-old Vanhxay Inthicack was premeditated and deliberate.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Striving to provide consistency in operating requirements for charter schools, the Los Angeles Unified School District board approved a list of policies Tuesday applying to all charters in the district, covering issues such as student discipline and handling of student records.

The vote “represents a step forward in the relationship between L.A. Unified and our charter school community,” LAUSD interim Superintendent Vivian Ekchian said. “We are building bridges toward our shared goal of making sure that all students in our district reach their full potential.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A judge today took under submission a motion by CBS and Big Ticket Television Inc. to dismiss most of the claims in a lawsuit brought by a talent agency against the network, in which the plaintiffs allege they have not received contractually obligated payments for “Judge Judy” for years because of show host Judy Sheindlin’s $45 million salary.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Joanne O’Donnell did not say when she would issue a ruling on the fate of the case filed in March 2016 by Rebel Entertainment Partners Inc., which alleges it stopped receiving regular payments in 2010 although the show has grossed $1.7 billion since the 1996 premiere.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A Los Angeles man who pleaded guilty to murdering two women and robbing and trying to kill a 16-year-old girl was sentenced Tuesday to 85 years to life in state prison.

Superior Court Judge Lisa B. Lench imposed the term on Robert Lawrence Ransom Jr., 34, after hearing emotional victim impact statements from the families of Margarite Evans and Gisella Yauli, along with the young woman who survived the March 20, 2014, attack.

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PANORAMA CITY (CNS) – A fire burned through the roof of a vacant commercial building in the Panorama city area Tuesday, but no one was hurt.

Firefighters sent to the 13700 block of Saticoy Street about 12:50 p.m. extinguished the flames in about 40 minutes, the Los Angeles Fire Department reported.

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EL MONTE (CNS) – A man was shot to death Tuesday morning while driving a vehicle in El Monte.

The crime was reported about 12:35 a.m. in the 12300 block of Valley Boulevard, said Deputy Wally Bracks of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which was assisting El Monte police in the investigation. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. His name was withheld, pending notification of his relatives.

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MALIBU (CNS) – Funeral services were pending Tuesday for Bonnie Reiss, a senior aide to former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and a member of the University of California Board of Regents.

Reiss died Monday at her Malibu home after a battle with cancer, according to the USC Schwarzenegger Institute. She was 62.

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BELL GARDENS (CNS) – A man was found dead Tuesday in a fire-damaged vehicle in Bell Gardens.

The body was discovered after authorities went to the 5800 block of Florence Avenue about 3 a.m. on a report of a vehicle fire, according to the sheriff’s department.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Two executives at a South Los Angeles company that offered substance abuse treatment were arrested Tuesday on nearly two dozen federal charges alleging they defrauded Medi-Cal by billing at least $2 million for ineligible services.

Mesbel Mohamoud, 45, and her mother-in-law, Erlinda Abella, 63, were taken into custody without incident, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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CLAREMONT (CNS) – The president of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, will take over as president of Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, effective July 1, it was announced Tuesday.

In a message to the CGU community, Presidential Search Committee Chair Donald Baker and Board of Trustees Chair Tim Kirley said trustees voted unanimously in favor of Len Jessup, praising him as “a gifted administrator” and “practicing scholar.”

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SUNLAND (CNS) – Authorities Tuesday identified a man and a woman who were fatally injured when a car crashed into a residential building in Sunland.

The crash was reported at 3:12 a.m. Monday at 7831 W. Foothill Blvd., Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

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