Motorcycle Rider Dies in Jurupa Valley Crash

Share this article:A motorcyclist was killed Friday evening in a crash in Jurupa Valley. Firefighters responded about 10:20 p.m. to the accident on Van Buren Boulevard, near Clay Street, and found the victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. The age, gender and name of the victim were not disclosed. Van Buren Boulevard is closed in both directions at Clay Street until further notice. Motorcycle Rider Dies in Jurupa Valley Crash was last modified: June 11th, 2021 by Contributing Editor

Coroner Publicly Identifies Man Shot to Death in Bellflower

Share this article:The coroner Friday released the name of the 35-year-old man shot and killed in Bellflower. Praneel Prasad was a Bellflower resident, coroner’s officials said. Deputies assigned to the Lakewood Sheriff’s Station responded about 7 p.m. Thursday to a home in the 9200 block of Mandale Street, between Clark Avenue and Lakewood Boulevard, where they were directed to an unresponsive man in a rear bedroom, according to Deputy Morgan Arteaga of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau. Prasad was shot in the upper body and pronounced dead at the scene. No suspect description was provided. Anyone with information about the shooting was asked to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at Coroner Publicly Identifies Man Shot to Death in Bellflower was last modified: June 11th, 2021 by Contributing Editor

Ohtani Delivers On Mound, At Plate As Angels Top D-Backs 6-5

PHOENIX (AP) — Shohei Ohtani struck out eight, hit two doubles at the plate and pushed through an injury scare to lead the Los Angeles Angels past the slumping Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5 in 10 innings on Friday night. Max Stassi’s RBI groundout scored Jared Walsh in the top of the 10th to put the Angels ahead for good. Extra innings were needed after Arizona’s Eduardo Escobar hit a two-out, tying homer off Raisel Iglesias (4-2) in the ninth. Alex Claudio earned his first save of the season by getting the final out when Stephen Vogt struck out on a check swing with two on. Arizona lost its eighth in a row. It was another big night for Ohtani following a few worrisome moments in the third inning. The two-way star — who was batting second — fell to his knees and grimaced in pain after fouling a ball of the inside of his right knee. He eventually got up and limped around for a few minutes as he talked with the team’s training staff. The 26-year-old stayed in the game and a few pitches later…

After COVID made him choose between sports and GPA, student-athlete graduates as Manual Arts High valedictorian

An All-City basketball player who had to choose between getting athletic and academic recognition due to pandemic restrictions graduated Friday as valedictorian from the historic Manual Arts High School in South Los Angeles. When L.A. Unified allowed high school basketball to resume last month, Manual Arts decided not to field a team. Jay’len Carter was left to decide between transferring to a school with basketball — increasing his chances of being recruited into a college program — or staying to fulfill his dream of becoming valedictorian. After receiving his diploma with a 4.2 GPA Friday, Carter said he feels secure in his choice. “My main goal was to continue to be a student first, because I know one day basketball will stop,” he said. “That is my passion, but I know one day it will stop.” Graduating the top of his class was always Carter’s main focus, even while putting a pause on his passion, said his father, Darwin Carter. “It really affected Jay’len,” he said. “He had a really down period during this time, and just the fact that our school wasn’t hosting basketball,…

4.3-magnitude earthquake rattles Salton Sea as swarm continues

A magnitude-4.3 earthquake rattled the Salton Sea area on Friday night but no damage or injuries were reported. The quake struck at 9:39 p.m. a few miles from the the town of Niland in Imperial County near the Salton Sea, according to data from the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake was preceded and followed by a series of temblors of 3.0 or higher, including a magnitude-4.1 quake that occurred about 10 minutes after the larger quake. The temblors occurred in the same region where a magnitude-5.3 quake hit on Saturday.

Kershaw Rebounds, Dodgers Go Deep 5 Times In Rout Of Rangers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw bounced back from two bad outings with six sharp innings, Gavin Lux drove in four runs and hit one of five Dodgers homers, and Los Angeles routed the Texas Rangers 12-1 Friday night. Gavin Lux #9 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate his three-run home run hit against pitcher Mike Foltynewicz #20 of the Texas Rangers during the first inning at Dodger Stadium on June 11, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) Max Muncy, Justin Turner and Lux homered in the first inning, a smashing start to open the Dodgers’ seven-game homestand. Albert Pujols and Will Smith also went deep as Los Angeles won its fourth in a row and sent Texas to its 16th straight road loss. Kershaw (8-5) returned to the form that has made him the longtime ace of the Dodgers staff. The left-hander, who had allowed five runs in each of his last two starts for the first time since 2011, gave up only one unearned and three hits. Kershaw struck out nine and walked none. He also was one of…

Free Dodgers Tickets For 1,000 Fans As Incentives Continue Rolling In For Californians Who Received The COVID Vaccine

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Incentives are continuing to be presented to vaccinated Californians in an effort to get the population inoculated. The first 1,000 fans who received their coronavirus vaccination at Dodger Stadium on Friday night received free tickets to an upcoming home game as part of the team’s effort to raise awareness about the vaccine. Longtime Dodger fan Larry Martinez settled on his decision on the spot at Friday’s game that he’d get the shot after waiting months debating. He was the first person to get vaccinated at the Dodger’s pop-up clinic at the stadium, which was hosted by L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office and L.A. City Fire. RELATED: 6 SoCal Residents Win $50,000 In Vax For The Win Drawing After State Pulled More Winners Friday “I’ll do anything for the Dodgers, you know? And the plus about the shot it would be a better idea if I want to travel I’ll have the card,” Martinez said. A Dodgers spokesperson said it was an easy decision to choose whether or not they would use their platform to promote vaccine awareness. “Anything we can do…

Ex-Garcetti aide accused of harassment says he might have hugged but denies allegations

Rick Jacobs, a former aide to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, has denied ever sexually harassing anyone, but conceded that he may have hugged the officer suing the city over Jacobs’ alleged behavior. He also said he may have made sexual jokes in front of the mayor’s security detail. In a deposition taken in March and reviewed Friday by The Times, Jacobs was also asked if Garcetti was around when he hugged LAPD officer Matt Garza. “I don’t recall,” Jacobs said. Garza, who served on Garcetti’s security detail, sued the city in July, alleging that Jacobs made crude sexual comments, massaged his shoulders and hugged him during a period between 2014-19. Garza alleged that the harassment happened in Los Angeles, as well as on trips for work or political events. Garcetti witnessed the harassment but did nothing to stop it, Garza’s lawsuit claims. Read the full story on

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