Fallen Riverside County deputies honored during Memorial Day weekend event

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department held a Memorial Day roping event to honor fallen deputies Isaiah Cordero and Darnel Calhoun Sunday at the Riverside Rancheros Equestrian Center.   The sheriff’s department’s mounted enforcement detail made a special appearance.   ”We love our horses. We love our deputies and this was the best thing we could have right now,” Assistant Sheriff Dave Lelevier told KTLA.   Families came out for food and fun and to watch the roping competitions. A very special leather saddle was the top prize in a raffle held during the event that raised some $8,000 for the families of the two deputies.   The event was a first of its kind for the sheriff’s department, and while there was plenty of entertainment, many attended as a way to honor the two deputies, both of whom lost their lives while on duty.   Motorcycle Deputy Cordero was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop in Jurupa Valley on Dec. 29, 2022. Just two weeks after that, Deputy Calhoun was shot and killed as he was responding to a domestic violence call in

Canoga Park Memorial Day Parade To Resume After 3-Year Absence

The first public event for Memorial Day at the Los Angeles National Cemetery since 2019 will be held Monday, with Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass among the scheduled speakers.Bass will recognize the service of fallen military members and discuss how the public can do more to serve veterans in need.The program will also include remarks by Maj. Gen. Evan Dertian, the commander of the Air Force Test Center at Edwards Air Force Base, music by the 300th Army Band and displays by Buffalo Soldier and Civil War reenactors. The Canoga Park Memorial Day Parade also returns after a three-year absence. The opening ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. at the intersection of Sherman Way and Owensmouth Avenue.The opening ceremony will include a wreath laying at the Wall of Honor in memory of U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Arthur “Skip” Bedal, a navigator aboard a B-26B Invader bomber killed with the other two crewman when it slammed into a mountain during a support mission for South Vietnamese troops against the Viet Cong on Aug. 16, 1963.The crash occurred in the guerrilla-infested jungle of Quang Ngai province

LA County’s COVID Numbers Showing Slow Decline

Los Angeles County’s coronavirus numbers continue to gradually decline, according to the latest weekly update provided by the county’s health department.Officials reported 2,157 new cases of COVID-19 and 35 additional deaths associated with the virus for the week ending May 22, although some of the deaths occurred earlier.Those numbers bring the county’s cumulative totals to 3,745,379 cases and 36,338 fatalities since the pandemic began, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. The actual number of cases in the county is believed to be much higher due to people who don’t report the results of at-home tests or don’t test at all.A majority of people who die with COVID-19 are elderly or have an underlying health condition such as diabetes, heart disease or hypertension, health officials have said.The seven-day average test positivity rate was 3.95%, up from about 3% a month ago. The latest case and death numbers are lower than the 2,266 new COVID-19 infections and 46 virus-related deaths reported the previous week. The week before that, 2,533 cases and 46 virus-related deaths were reported. The county health department updates its weekly

3 shot inside hot pot restaurant in Orange County

Three people were taken to the hospital after a shooting late Saturday night at a restaurant in Garden Grove.   The gunfire erupted at around 11:30 p.m. at The Hot Lounge & Restaurant at 12911 Magnolia Street where, according to police, three adult males were wounded.   Two of the victims, both men, were shot in the upper chest and are listed in critical condition. A third victim, also an adult male, was shot in the lower torso and is listed in stable condition. The victims are in their 30s and 40s.   According to police, the three men and the suspect were all dining inside the restaurant when an argument broke out right before the shooting. Right after the shooting, restaurant patrons were able to detain the suspect before officers arrived.   Video shows a man being detained by police officers and it appears that he was being combative with officers. The shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. at The Hot Lounge & Restaurant at 12911 Magnolia Street. May 28, 2023. (County News) Some people who live and work nearby told KTLA that they were

Gunfire erupts at party in Moreno Valley; 4 people shot

A search is underway for a suspect or suspects wanted in connection with a shooting at a party in Moreno Valley that sent four people to the hospital, authorities announced.   Deputies with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department responded to the Saturday night shooting, located in the 24800 block of Evening Shadow Court, just before 9 p.m.  At the scene, authorities located two men suffering from gunshot wounds. Both victims were given medical aid until paramedics arrived at the scene and took both men to the hospital in unknown condition. Two additional victims arrived at a local hospital where they were also treated for gunshot wounds, according to a RCSD news release.  Officials did not provide any information on the extent of the injuries the four victims suffered, nor did they say what may have led to the shooting.   Investigators from the Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station are continuing to look into the incident.   “Currently, we do not have any suspect information or motive for the shooting,” authorities said. Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact Investigator Allen at 951-486-6700.