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Barricaded man found dead in West Covina home

Staff and wire reports|

Cats finally get their day at CatCon in Pasadena

Last weekend I attended CatCon, the convention with cattiude. The pop culture event was held at the ...

By Julie Bank|


  • Shootings

    Hacienda Heights home of off-duty law enforcement officer struck by bullet

    HACIENDA HEIGHTS >> The home of an off-duty law enforcement officer was struck by what authorities believe was a random gunshot Monday night. The gunshot was reported around 8:20 p.m. near the intersection of Hacienda Boulevard and Colima Road. The officer found a bullet hole through one of his windows, and police later found a .45 caliber bullet in the home, said Sgt. Ruben Macias of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Industry station. As he was on the phone with 911...

    Christopher Yee

  • War and unrest

    Trump commits US to fight on in Afghanistan; no speedy exit

    WASHINGTON >> Reversing his past calls for a speedy exit, President Donald Trump recommitted the United States to the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan Monday night, declaring U.S. troops must “fight to win.” He pointedly declined to disclose how many more troops will be dispatched to wage America’s longest war. In a prime-time address to unveil his new Afghanistan strategy, Trump said the U.S. would shift away from a “time-based” approach, instead...

    By Josh Lederman and Robert Burns The Associated Press|

  • Search and rescue efforts

    Mt. Baldy hiker helps 2 others in need of rescue

    Two hikers lost on Mt. Baldy were found and rescued Sunday by San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies thanks to another hiker’s distress signal. Kathleen Hertzer, 42, of Los Angeles and Lindsay Zimmerman, 33, of Indianapolis, Indiana, made their way up Falls Road from Manker Flats about 9 a.m., according to a sheriff’s news release. They reached the summit about 1:30 p.m. and rested before beginning their descent. Miscalculations sent the duo into...

    Doug Saunders

  • Beer

    Pennywise Partners with Eureka’s Lost Coast Brewery

    Punk rock music, beer and good times are all pretty much synonymous, which is why it made perfect sense for Pennywise to release its own craft beer. The quartet from Hermosa Beach partnered with Eureka’s Lost Coast Brewery for the release of Pennywiser, a Session IPA that will be available in limited release in Southern California starting Wednesday, Sept. 6. Bassist Randy Bradbury said that for years the band members, including guitarist Fletcher Dragge, drummer Byron...

    Kelli Skye Fadroski

  • Solar eclipses

    Photos: The 2017 solar eclipse seen from Southern California and across the U.S.

    The clouds cleared by the time the solar eclipse began Monday morning on the West Coast, and astronomers young and old, amateur and professional turned their attention -- and their protective-glasses-covered eyes -- to the sky to view the rare celestial event. • See photos of the solar eclipse on your mobile device


  • Solar eclipses

    Shadows ended up being the most delightful thing about the solar eclipse

    While everyone was gazing upward to see the solar eclipse, something just as magical was happening on the ground. Due to some strange, likely physics-related phenomenon, the light that filtered through to the ground during the eclipse was crescent shaped. We’re kidding, of course, this happened for the same reason the pinhole camera you made out of a cereal box works. If you’re reading this on a mobile device,

  • Sentencing

    Diamond Bar man sentenced for importing ingredients in Viagra, Cialis and selling them as herbal supplements

    LOS ANGELES >> A Diamond Bar man was sentenced Monday to three months behind bars, followed by six months under electronic monitoring, for illegally importing the active ingredients used in erectile dysfunction drugs such as Viagra and Cialis and repackaging the substances for sale as herbal sexual enhancement products.

    By City News Service|

  • Theft

    Large cache of stolen construction tools recovered from Walnut home

    WALNUT >> Police recovered at least 75 stolen construction tools from a home in Walnut on Monday morning. The thief, described by police only as a man, was arrested Sunday in connection with a burglary at a San Dimas industrial complex a few days prior. The man in the burglary and his vehicle were caught on surveillance cameras, said Sgt. Michael McGrattan of the Los Angels County Sheriff’s San Dimas station. A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy made a...

    Christopher Yee

  • Legal proceedings

    Temple City man pleads guilty to stabbing neighbor to death, injuring others

    A Temple City man pleaded guilty Monday to fatally stabbing his neighbor and trying to kill three other people during a Jan. 11 crime spree spanning El Monte and Temple City. John Perales, 45, pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree murder and three counts of attempted murder. He also admitted a special allegation that he personally used a deadly and dangerous weapon in each of the crimes. Perales is set to be sentenced Nov. 15 in Department P of the Pomona Superior Court.

    Christopher Yee

  • Solar eclipses

    Like everyone else, NASA’s space telescope stared at the Sun during the eclipse

    PASADENA >> A week before the Great American Eclipse, scientists at NASA and Caltech decided they didn’t want a small space telescope to miss out on the show. As people across the nation looked upward, the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, turned toward the eclipse too. On Monday, NuSTAR, orbiting near Earth’s equator, caught a partial eclipse of the sun at about 30 percent of totality, just enough to block out a single active region on the solar...

    Jason Henry

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