Another 101 COVID-19 Deaths Reported in LA County

Los Angeles County reported another 101 COVID-19-related deaths Friday, one of the highest daily numbers of the past year — and the result of a winter surge in infections that drove up hospitalizations. The fatalities gave the county an overall pandemic death toll of 28,816. Another 23,796 infections were also reported Friday, raising the cumulative…


Felon Who Fired BB Guns at Planned Parenthood in Pasadena Arrested

An Altadena man who allegedly fired BB guns at the Planned Parenthood facility in Pasadena on several occasions was arrested Friday on federal charges of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm for carrying a loaded handgun during one of the attacks on the women’s reproductive health clinic. Richard Royden Chamberlin, 53, who…

Ex-Con Gets 56 to Life for Fatal Stabbing in Santa Ana

An ex-con was sentenced Friday to 56 years to life in prison for fatally stabbing a 24-year-old man following a conflict in Santa Ana. Darrick Patrick Ocegueda, 45, was convicted March 16 of last year of first-degree murder with a sentencing enhancement for the personal use of a deadly weapon. Ocegueda was on parole when…

`The Real Housewives of Orange County’ Son Resolves Drug Cases

The son of a former cast member of “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” who was convicted of a shooting in Costa Mesa, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and was immediately sentenced to 90 days in jail. Josh Waring, 33, was given credit for 38 days behind bars, according to court records.…

Former Manson Follower Robert Beausoleil Denied Parole

A state parole board panel denied parole Friday for former Charles Manson follower Robert Beausoleil, who was among those convicted of a musician’s 1969 stabbing death. Beausoleil, now 74, was denied parole for three years by a state Board of…

Motorist Killed in Multi-Vehicle Wreck in Mead Valley

A 65-year-old woman was fatally injured Friday in a multi-vehicle wreck in the middle of Mead Valley. Demiris Reid of Nuevo was killed about 5:50 a.m. on Cajalco Road, just west of Barton Street, according to the California Highway Patrol.…


Buscaino Calls For Reducing Officials Salaries If Homelessness Goals Not Met

Details were released Friday on a ballot measure organized by Councilman Joe Buscaino, who is running for mayor, to ban encampments across the city and prioritize emergency temporary shelter production and if approved, the measure would reduce salaries of elected officials if the goals are not met. The language for the ballot measure was submitted…

New Court Proceedings Ordered for Man Convicted of Off-Duty Deputy’s Murder

A state appeals court panel ordered new court proceedings Friday for one of two men convicted of the murder of an off-duty Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy in Long Beach nearly 16 years ago. The ruling by a panel from California’s 2nd District Court of Appeal reversed a trial court’s order denying Justin Ashley Flint’s…

LA Metro Board Celebrates Approved Light Rail Between Artesia, Slauson Station

Members of the Metro Board of Directors Friday celebrated its approval of a 14.8-mile segment of a planned light rail train line to connect South Gate communities with Slauson Station and eventually Union Station in downtown Los Angeles. “This new light rail line serving Southeast Los Angeles (SELA), a region I had the honor of…

Authorities Seek Help to Identify Man Who Aided Suspected Arsonist in Venice

Authorities Friday sought the public’s help to identify an accomplice of a 32-year-old man suspected of setting several fires in the Venice area. The fires occurred early Tuesday on Ocean Front Walk near Westminster Avenue and were extinguished by Los Angeles Fire Department units before they could cause injury or damage to any structures, said…

Man Armed With Ghost Gun Shot by Police in Boyle Heights

A man armed with a ghost gun was shot by police in Boyle Heights Friday. The shooting was reported about 1:20 p.m. in the area of North Evergreen and Wabash avenues after plainclothes Los Angeles Police Department officers spotted “a suspect, only described as a male in his late 20s armed with a handgun” as…

Work to Continue Monday on Coachella Valley Water District Pipeline Expansion

The next phase of road work to expand the Coachella Valley Water District’s non-potable water distribution pipeline system in Palm Desert will begin Monday. Crews will be working along Hovley Lane between Oasis Club Drive and Indian Ridge Drive from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday as a part of the utilities non-potable water pipeline…

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