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10 Dead in Mass Shooting at Dance Studio Near LA

Gunman opens fire in Monterey Park, which has a large Asian population

(Newser) - Another mass shooting in the US has left 10 people dead and 10 others wounded. A gunman opened fire at a dance studio about 10:30pm Saturday in Monterey Park, California, reports the Los Angeles Times and CBS Los Angeles . Police say the shooter remains at large. The city of...

'They're Trying to George Floyd Me!'

Keenan Anderson, cousin of BLM co-founder, dead after police tasing incident in Los Angeles

(Newser) - The cousin of a Black Lives Matter co-founder is dead in Los Angeles after police tased him several times following a car crash. The Washington Post IDs the man as 31-year-old Keenan Anderson, a father and high school English teacher visiting from DC. The incident in LA's Venice neighborhood...

Police Vent About Lack of Help in Death During Street Takeover

24-year-old woman on a sidewalk was struck by a Camaro doing stunts

(Newser) - Frustrated by the lack of help from witnesses, Los Angeles police have put up a $50,000 reward for information in their search for a driver who killed a bystander during an illegal street takeover on Sunday morning. Elyzza Guajaca, 24, was standing on a sidewalk at an intersection with...

Mural Honors Mountain Lion
LA Mural Honors P-22

LA Mural Honors P-22

Artist says the mountain lion 'is still the king of the hill'

(Newser) - An artist has devoted a sweeping new street mural to the memory of one of Los Angeles' most famous residents: P-22. The celebrated mountain lion that took up residence in the city was euthanized this month as its health worsened, partly from injuries likely caused by a car. With a...

Here Are the Most Festive US Cities
Here Are the Most
Festive US Cities

Here Are the Most Festive US Cities

New York tops LawnStarter's list

(Newser) - Do you don your party hat on Dec. 1 and not take it off till the new year? You might want to seek out cities where you'll find like-minded festive souls. LawnStarter gathered public data from 200 of the nation's largest cities to see where those in a...

Musk Calls Him a 'Crazy Stalker.' Cops Call Him a 'Victim'

Police say member of Musk's security team is accused of hitting the man with his car

(Newser) - In explaining his decision to ban the Twitter account that publishes the location of his private plane, Elon Musk claimed it had shared the " real-time, exact location " of his 2-year-old son before a " crazy stalker " confronted a vehicle carrying the boy on Dec. 13. But police...

Los Angeles Jury Finds Weinstein Guilty of Rape

Jurors can't agree on several counts, including allegations by Jennifer Siebel Newsom

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein was found guilty Monday of rape at a Los Angeles trial in another #MeToo moment of reckoning, five years after he became a magnet for the movement. After deliberating for nine days over more than two weeks, the jury of eight men and four women reached the verdict...

Dave Chappelle Attacked Onstage at Comedy Fest
Chappelle Attack Lands
Man 270 Days in Jail
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Chappelle Attack Lands Man 270 Days in Jail

Comedian was attacked onstage in May by Isaiah Lee while performing at Hollywood Bowl

(Newser) - The man who attacked Dave Chappelle during a Netflix event at the Hollywood Bowl in May has been sentenced to 270 days in jail. Isaiah Lee, 24, pleaded no contest to one charge of misdemeanor battery and one charge of entering a restricted area during a live event, People reports....

Mom of Girl, 15, Who Fatally Overdosed at School Sues District

2 teen boys were arrested in the case earlier this year

(Newser) - The mother of a 15-year-old girl who died of a suspected fentanyl overdose at her Hollywood high school in September is suing the Los Angeles school district of which the school is a part. Elena Perez alleges that officials knew about "rampant drug sales" at Helen Bernstein High School...

LA Elects Karen Bass as Mayor
History-Making
Los Angeles
Mayor
Sworn In
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History-Making Los Angeles Mayor Sworn In

VP Kamala Harris swears in Karen Bass

(Newser) - Los Angeles' first female mayor, and just the second Black mayor for the California city, was sworn in by Vice President Kamala Harris in a Sunday ceremony. Her first act? Karen Bass declared a state of emergency on homelessness in the city, the New York Times reports. Bass, who was...

Video Shows Father Saving 2-Year-Old from Coyote

Girl is recovering from her injuries but coyote remains on the loose

(Newser) - A two-year-old girl is recovering from her injuries after being attacked by a coyote in the Woodland Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles. Per CNN , it happened Friday afternoon in front of the family’s home. The father, Ariel Eliyahuo, had just pulled into the driveway after picking the kids up...

She Said NCAA Caused Husband's Death. Jury Disagrees

Jurors rule in favor of sports body, blamed by wife of ex-USC player Matthew Gee for his CTE

(Newser) - A Los Angeles jury on Tuesday rejected a claim by the widow of a former USC football player who said the NCAA failed to protect him from repeated head trauma that led to his death. Matthew Gee, a linebacker on the 1990 Rose Bowl-winning squad, endured an estimated 6,000...

Driver Who Hit Sheriff's Recruits: It Was an Accident

Nicholas Gutierrez, initially arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, says he fell asleep

(Newser) - Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said 25 recruits were injured , several critically, when a driver deliberately plowed into them as they jogged near a training center in South Whittier on Wednesday. The driver tells a very different story. In an interview with KNBC , 22-year-old Nicholas Gutierrez says he was...

Boy, Woman Stabbed in 'Unprovoked' Attack at Target

Suspect was shot and killed by security guard in Los Angeles store

(Newser) - A security guard at a Target store in downtown Los Angeles shot and killed a man who allegedly stabbed two people, including a 9-year-old boy, in an "unprovoked" attack Tuesday. Police say the "heinous act" began around 6:40pm when the 40-year-old suspect plucked a 9-inch knife from...

No Charges for Cops in Killing of Man Who Was 'Biking While Black'

DA's office finds they were acting in self-defense when they fired on Dijon Kizzee

(Newser) - Two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies will not be charged in the fatal shooting of a man who was, the attorneys for his family say, killed for "biking while Black." Christian Morales and Michael Garcia stopped Dijon Kizzee for riding his bicycle in the wrong direction; he...

Fiery Crash Kills Owner of Celebrity Hangout, Son

Kevin Gonzales, facing double murder charges, seen undergoing sobriety test

(Newser) - The owner of a celebrity hangout and his young son have died in a horrific, fiery crash in California that is being blamed on a suspected drunk driver. Kevin Gonzales, 21, is facing charges of double murder after police say he slammed his vehicle into a classic Ford Mustang carrying...

Spit on Sidewalk Leads Cops to Alleged Killer
Double Killer's Mistake:
He Spit on a Sidewalk
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Double Killer's Mistake: He Spit on a Sidewalk

Geovanni Borjas pleads no contest to raping, killing Michelle Lozano and Bree'Anna Guzman

(Newser) - Update: Walking along a California street, Geovanni Borjas did the seemingly innocuous: He spit on a sidewalk. But it wasn't innocuous at all for the killer, whose spit matched DNA on two murder victims. On Monday, the 38-year-old pleaded no contest to the first-degree murders and forcible rapes of...

Agency Drops West, and Demand for His Music Falls
West Faces More Losses
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West Faces More Losses

Agency drops rapper, and studio shelves documentary

(Newser) - Kanye West's series of anti-Semitic comments is costing him profitable corporate deals while inspiring public displays of hate speech by others. The backlash among his business partners is not universal, though: Adidas said weeks ago it's reconsidering its relationship with the rapper but hasn't said anything since,...

Consequences for LA City Councilmembers in Racism Scandal

They've been stripped of their committee assignments

(Newser) - Update: Consequences have been imposed on the two members of the Los Angeles City Council who were involved in the racist recording scandal and remain councilmembers. Kevin de León and Gil Cedillo have been removed from their committee assignments, KTLA reports. "My mission and my duty is to...

The Book Weighs 25 Pounds. Inside: 125K Names

First comprehensive list of Japanese internment camp victims moves museum visitors

(Newser) - It's a book so large it weighs 25 pounds. But it has to be big: it holds 125,284 names. For the first time, the names of every person of Japanese descent incarcerated in US internment camps during World War II, the majority of whom were American citizens, can...

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