Missing College Student Last Seen in Inglewood Located

A 23-year-old woman who went missing in Inglewood has been found, authorities said Tuesday. Noelle M. Lynch was last seen around 5 p.m. on April 3 walking from an apartment building in the 900 block of East Redondo Boulevard, near Florence Avenue and the Inglewood Park Cemetery, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Kellie Lynch, Noelle’s mother, expressed her gratitude in a social media post on Saturday to everyone involved in finding her daughter. “I would like to extend our gratitude for all of your prayers for locating our daughter Noelle. Those prayers have been answered, and Noelle has reached out to us,” she wrote. “Please, we ask that you respect our family’s privacy at this difficult time. And know that we will share updates with you when we can. Thank you for your love and support.” Lynch is a student at Sacramento State whose cellphone was discovered at Los Angeles International Airport nearly two weeks ago. Lynch’s father, Mark Lynch, told the San Francisco-based news website SFGate that his daughter was vulnerable and in a “difficult state of mind” when she disappeared after

LA County Denied Dismissal of Lawsuit Over Bomb-Sniffing Dog’s Death

A veterinarian who contends members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department fabricated a memo to cover up the 2020 death of a bomb-sniffing dog can move forward with her lawsuit for now, a judge ruled Tuesday. Plaintiff Yolanda Cassidy maintains in her Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit that the communication at issue falsely stated that she examined the dog — a black Labrador named Spike — and could not determine what killed him. On Tuesday, Judge Alison Mackenzie denied the county’s motion to dismiss Cassidy’s two causes of action: false light and invasion of privacy. “Here, the court concludes that the (lawsuit) adequately alleges that plaintiff lost substantial past and future income in the minimum amount of $5 million,” as well as damage to her reputation in the veterinarian industry, the judge wrote. The suit names the county, former Sheriff Alex Villanueva and two other individuals as defendants. “Dr. Cassidy was highly successful in her job and in 2022 she was on the verge of launching her own veterinarian clinic,” the suit filed last July 6 states. “She was well-respected and her reputation was

Adam Schiff, Steve Garvey each raised more than $3 million for U.S. Senate campaigns since February

Republican Steve Garvey and Rep. Adam Schiff raised nearly equal amounts from mid-February to late March to help fund their battle for a California U.S. Senate seat, according to reports filed Monday with the Federal Election Commission. Schiff, D-Burbank, raised $3.51 million between Feb. 15 and March 31. Garvey, a former Major League baseball star, raised $3.39 million. Schiff, who polls show is leading Garvey, still has financial advantages. He had $4.8 million on hand on March 31, the end of the reporting period, while Garvey had $1.6 million. Schiff also reported no debt, while Garvey’s campaign owes about $373,000 for various campaign-related services. Schiff is also backed by Standing Strong, the SuperPAC that can raise and spend unlimited amounts of money to help elect him, and which has reported raising $10.1 million since the current election cycle began last year. Garvey’s supporters recently created their own SuperPAC, Strike Out Schiff., though the group reported no financial activity in its latest report. Schiff’s campaign, as well as Standing Strong, helped boost Garvey in the March 5 primary. So did Fairshake, a SuperPAC with ties to

Ex-SF Giants manager Gabe Kapler discusses life in Miami, future plans

MIAMI — With a few minutes left in the Marlins’ pregame batting practice Monday, a muscular figure strode behind the batting cage. Wearing a black Miami ballcap, a teal shirt with the two top buttons undone and white linen pants, that is where Gabe Kapler remained for the next hour as his former team took a turn in the cage. His successor, Bob Melvin, was one of the first Giants to approach him, and most of the rest of the players and staff he worked with took time out of their pregame work to dap up and catch up with their manager of the past four years. “I loved it,” Kapler said a day later, leaning against the railing of the third-base dugout before first pitch Tuesday. In a 10-minute conversation, that was all the former manager had to say about reuniting with the club he managed for four years, the second-half collapse that led to his ouster with three games remaining or his reaction to the decision. Kapler, 48, preferred to focus on the present and his new role as an assistant general manager

Lakers beat Pelicans, advance to face Nuggets in the playoffs

NEW ORLEANS —  D’Angelo Russell walked to the bench in the first quarter, goading the New Orleans crowd to jeer. The Lakers guard had just gotten tangled up with Pelicans fan favorite and All-NBA pest Jose Alvarado, the two players both being called for technical fouls. The crowd loved it. As Alvarado led a New Orleans second-half comeback, the fiery guard jawed right at Russell every time he beat him off the dribble, every time he made the right pass or hit the big shot. But with Alvarado stuck at the table watching, Russell stood open in front of the Pelicans bench. And as Austin Reaves kicked the ball to Russell, he had a chance for revenge. He got it. Russell’s huge corner three and two Anthony Davis free throws after an offensive rebound were the big plays in the big moments, the Lakers advancing to the playoffs with a 110-106 win in the play-in game at Smoothie King Arena. The Lakers will get Denver in the first round beginning on Saturday (5:30 p.m., ABC), a Western Conference finals rematch from a year ago. Zion Williamson

Estos son los artistas latinos que participarán en la temporada 2024 del anfiteatro Ford

La Asociación Filarmónica de Los Ángeles anunció hoy el calendario completo de la temporada 2024 del Ford, el encantador anfiteatro al aire libre que se erige en plena ciudad de Hollywood y que se ha encontrado administrado por esta institución a lo largo de los últimos cinco años. Como es ya sabido, el Ford se caracteriza por albergar a artistas de diferentes procedencias y culturas, lo que hace inevitablemente que la agenda que se ha dado a conocer, y que va del 14 de julio al 31 de octubre, incluya a varios representantes latinos en diferentes modalidades expresivas. De ese modo, el 28 de julio, encontraremos en la tarima del auditorio a Meridian Brothers, una agrupación bogotana de carácter experimental que combina elementos de la música tropical con sonidos modernos y vanguardistas, sin dejar de lado a la psicodelia, y que se ha convertido en una banda de culto dentro de Sudamérica. El 3 de agosto, la ya tradicional “Boleros de Noche” regresará por octava vez para cederle las tablas al legendario cantante y guitarrista boricua José Feliciano, ganador de nueve Grammys, quien estará antecedido

Review: ‘Home Alone’ with fangs, ‘Abigail’ is a comedy that goes violently wrong for kidnappers

The filmmaking team known as Radio Silence, made up of directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, plus producer Chad Villella, struck black (comedy) gold with their 2019 horror-thriller “Ready or Not,” about a young bride, played by Samara Weaving, who has to battle her way out of a murderous game hosted by her wealthy soon-to-be in-laws. The film demonstrated their mastery of coupling an irreverent tone with splashy violence, and netted the team the responsibility of making the next two “Scream” movies, the first without Wes Craven behind the camera. With their latest feature, “Abigail,” Universal gets into the Radio Silence business, hoping that their brand of female-driven horror can pay big dividends at the box office (and birth a franchise?). With a script by Stephen Shields and Guy Busick, who co-wrote “Ready or Not,” Radio Silence have delivered what is essentially a spiritual sequel to their breakout hit, this time with vampires rather than superstitious old-money sadists, and starring “Scream” queen Melissa Barrera. Once again, the setting is an old creepy mansion filled with taxidermy and firelight. Once again, our heroine is a steely

Police discover woman’s body stuffed inside Sunland trash can

The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating after a body was found inside a “sealed trash can” in Sunland on Tuesday morning, according to KTLA. (KTLA) April 16, 2024 7:01 PM PT Los Angeles police are investigating after a woman’s body was found inside a trash can in Sunland on Tuesday morning, a department spokesperson said. Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department responded to a call from a residential neighborhood around 10:30 a.m. When they arrived, they discovered the body of what appeared to be a 30- to 40-year-old female inside the trash can. Helicopter video from KTLA showed police investigating near a closed black bin at a curb in the neighborhood. No other information was immediately provided by the police. LAPD Operations-Valley Bureau detectives are in charge of the investigation. More to Read Sign up for Essential California for news, features and recommendations from the L.A. Times and beyond in your inbox six days a week. You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Los Angeles Times. Andrew J. Campa is a member of the Fast Break team at the Los Angeles Times

USC valedictorian’s grad speech is canceled: ‘The university has betrayed me’

When Asna Tabassum learned that USC had barred her from speaking at next month’s graduation, she hadn’t yet planned what she would say in her remarks, beyond that she would convey a message of hope. University leaders who announced the decision Monday, after pro-Israel groups criticized a link on Tabassum’s Instagram page as evidence of her being antisemitic, didn’t know the theme of her speech because she hadn’t shared it with them, the class valedictorian said an interview with the Times on Tuesday. Tabassum, a biomedical engineering major, said that in addition to hope, she was thinking of touching on “how we must continue to use our education as a privilege to inform ourselves and ultimately make a change in the world.” In barring Tabassum from giving a three to five minute speech in front of 65,000 people during the May 10 ceremony, USC Provost Andrew T. Guzman cited the need to “maintain campus safety and security.” The university alluded to unnamed threats but has not publicly detailed them. The move was unprecedented for a ceremony where students regularly make political and cultural statements through

Gunman in Southern California shooting rampage facing life in prison

Charges have been filed against the 41-year-old gunman who opened fire from the roof of a Marina del Rey apartment complex over the weekend, endangering the lives of terrified residents and law enforcement officers who responded to the scene, authorities announced Tuesday.   The incident unfolded on April 13 around 10:15 p.m. at the Pearl Apartments in the 4100 block of Via Marina.   Armed with two assault rifles, a handgun, numerous loaded magazines and wearing a tactical vest, Victoryloc Nguyen is accused of going on a three-hour shooting rampage, firing some 90 rounds at deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and residents from several locations throughout the complex.  Weapons allegedly left by the gunman on the rooftop of a Marina del Rey apartment complex on April 13, 2024. (LASD) Tenants in the building were forced to shelter in place, many huddled in their bathtubs for safety. People arriving home from a night out had to duck for cover on the street.   “There would be like 20 minutes of silence,” Jeff Rubin, who was hiding with his wife, Elizabeth Amos, in their

Flash robbery crew wanted for ransacking Southern California stores

Authorities are searching for suspects wanted for a series of “flash robberies” targeting stores across Los Angeles County.  The group of suspects began targeting retail shops on March 3, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The robbery crew involves around 10 to 20 male suspects who are all between 15 to 25 years old, authorities said. The suspects entered retail stores at nighttime while wearing hooded sweatshirts and face coverings. They would quickly overtake the shops and begin grabbing as much clothing and merchandise as they could hold. They would then run out of the store without paying for the items and typically fled the area on bicycles, police said. All the recently targeted stores were located within a few miles of each other.  A group of suspects wanted for a series of flash mob robberies targeting stores in L.A. County. (Los Angeles Police Department) A group of suspects wanted for a series of flash robberies targeting stores in L.A. County. (Los Angeles Police Department) Suspects captured on security video who are wanted for a series of flash mob robberies targeting stores in L.A. County.