The former Crystal Cathedral, a Southern California landmark that has long stood at the intersection of kitsch and postmodernism just three miles from Disneyland, has been officially rededicated by the most unlikely of saviors: the Catholic Church.
L.A. County got a record 21,631 homeless people into housing in the past year. But a breakdown of that number obtained by The Times shows a much more complicated picture of who gets housed and how.
College admissions scandal renews scrutiny of recruited athletes to elite colleges.
A magnitude 3.0 earthquake hits six miles from Ridgecrest
A person was shot at a Glendale laser tag facility on Saturday night, police said. The shooting took place at the Zone Lasertag Fun Center, 826 N. Glendale Ave., Glendale Police Department Sgt. Aaron Zeigler said. A single victim was taken to a trauma center, he said. The wounded victim’s condition was unclear, nor was the persons age or gender. No further details were available as the investigation remained in its early stages, police said. Anyone with information can reach Glendale police at 818-548-4840. KTLA’s Judy Oehling contributed to this report.
Police are investigating a deadly shooting that took place following a party in Pomona on Saturday night. The shooting took place just after 10:15 p.m. in the 1800 block of Gillette Road, the Pomona Police Department said in a written statement. A party had just come to an end nearby when the shots rang out, officials said. “Numerous people were leaving a party in the area and returning to their parked vehicles in the Park and Ride lot,” according to the statement. “A victim was found suffering from a gun shot wound. The victim did not survive and was pronounced deceased at the scene.” No description of the victim was available, nor was a suspect description, police said. “We are actively working the scene to obtain additional information and interview witnesses,” the statement said. Anyone with information was urged to contact Pomona police at 909 620-2085. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.
Investigators are looking for seven men who carried out an armed robbery at a marijuana dispensary near Azusa earlier this week, officials said. The crime took place about 5 p.m. at a marijuana shop called B.B.S., 16725 E. Arrow Highway in an unincorporated county area near Azusa, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Elisabeth Sachs said. A security guard was standing outside when seven men arrived in a silver Hyundai Elantra and confronted him, the lieutenant said. One of the suspects brandished a handgun and forced the guard inside the business’ waiting room, according to Sachs. He then ordered the guard to escort him into the marijuana showroom. The other six robbers then began filling bags with cash and jars of marijuana, officials said. But as they were getting back into their car to flee, the robbers dropped the marijuana jars, which shattered on the ground, Sachs added. The robbers fled with only the money and were last seen heading west on Arrow Highway. No injuries were reported. Two of the robbers were described as Latino men of about 18 years old, Sachs said. One…
GLENDALE (CBSLA) — One person was shot and transported to a hospital Saturday after being wounded at a Laser Tag business in Glendale. The person was transported to an area hospital.in unknown condition with unknown injuries. The age and gender of the person was not disclosed. CBS2/KCAL9 reporter Jake Reiner reported the breaking news on the CBS2 News at 11 p.m. The business — Zone Laser Tag — is located in the 800 block of Glendale Boulevard at Glenoaks and Glendale Boulevards. Initial reports said five suspects fled the scene but police later said because the shooting happened at a laser tag business, it was unclear how many suspects were actually involved since many people had masks on. Authorities said the unknown number of suspects left the location in a white hybrid Lexus. Nearby, a white Lexus was clearly visible with all its doors open and police were examining the vehicle for clues. It was unclear if the vehicle and the getaway car were one and the same.
COVINA (CBSLA) — A beloved local football coach has a new goal and this one is off the field — fighting leukemia. Lou Farrar is not going to be fighting it alone. For the last four decades, he’s done more than just coach football at Charter Oaks High School in Covina. CBS2/KCAL9 reporter Lesley Marin explained how people rallied around and for Farrar. “He’s like the best coach you could ever ask for — he’s not just coaching football he’s coaching life,” says Evan Williams, the team’s assistant coach and one of Farrar’s former players. Today, it was players — past and present — who got together to help Farrar fight his biggest battle. Coach Lou or Big Lou — as many call him — was recently diagnosed with leukemia. The turnout was huge, and touched the coach greatly. “I’m blown away,” he says, “I didn’t think there would be this kind of a turn out to tell you the truth. I don’t know what to say.” Former players and current players were joined by community members and even Coach Lou’s 6th grade teacher. They…
Asen Genov is pretty furious. His personal data was made public this week after records of more than 5 million Bulgarians got stolen by hackers from the country’s tax revenue office. In a country of just 7 million people, the scale of the hack means that just about every working adult has been affected. “We should all be angry. … The information is now freely available to anyone. Many, many people in Bulgaria already have this file, and I believe that it’s not only in Bulgaria,” said Genov, a blogger and political analyst. He knows his data was compromised because, though he’s not an IT expert, he managed to find the stolen files online. The attack is extraordinary, but it is not unique. Government databases are honey pots for hackers. They contain a huge wealth of information that can be “useful” for years to come, experts say. “You can make (your password) longer and more sophisticated, but the information the government holds are things that are not going to change,” said Guy Bunker, an information security expert and the chief technology officer at Clearswift, a…
Firefighters made quick work of a 3-are brush fire that broke out near homes in San Pedro on Saturday as police detained a suspect in connection with it, authorities said. The fire was first reported about 5:45 p.m. along the 900 block of Gaffey Place, next to Leland Park, according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart. Grass, brush and palm trees went up in flames as the wildfire moved dangerously close to houses, officials said. Firefighters set up around four homes to prevent the fire from spreading to them. The fire was declared extinguished about an hour and a half later after firefighting efforts from both the ground and air, Stewart said. No injuries were reported. “LAPD report a suspect in custody and LAFD Arson section is on scene for the investigation,” Stewart said in a written statement. No further details were available.
A young Oxnard couple has been arrested on suspicion of strangling a newborn baby boy in a hospital just hours after the woman gave birth.
Coroner’s officials on Saturday released the identity of a 50-year-old Beamont man who was struck and killed by an SUV that sped through the parking lot of the auto repair shop where he worked on Friday morning, authorities said. Darren Kritzberger, 50, of Beaumont died in the collision, which took place about 10:20 a..m. at an auto repair shop in the 200 block of East 5th Avenue, according to Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner Office records. A silver Subaru SUV exited the 10 Freeway near by and drove through the parking lot at high speed, the Beaumont Police Department said in a written statement. “The driver went through the parking lot of a business and struck an employee of the business,” the statement said. “The employee died at the scene.” The driver of the SUV was taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries, officials said. It was not clear whether he would face charges. The investigation was ongoing. Anyone with information was urged to contact Beamont police at 951-769-8500.
An organization dedicated to helping families struggling with cancer hosted its 13th “White Light White Night” fundraising event Saturday in El Segundo. Walk with Sally matches mentors with children who are seeing their parents, guardians or siblings battle cancer. The cancer patient advocacy organization Walk with Sally hosted its 13th White Light White Night fundraiser in El Segundo on July 20, 2019. (Credit: KTLA) More information is available online. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News on July 20, 2019.
The nearly hourlong chase started on the 405 Freeway in Orange County, eventually ending as a foot pursuit into the ocean.