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South Pasadena man who admitted killing his son to be sentenced today

By Ruby Gonzales|

Driver sentenced in DUI-related East Valinda crash that injured 10

A judge on Tuesday sentenced a La Puente man to 24 years in prison for driving drunk and causing a three-car crash in East Valinda that injured 10 people including himself. Robert Anthony Lopez, 27, was fleeing from West Covina police and ran a ...

By Ruby Gonzales|


  • Immigration policy

    Southern California Assembly members divided on immigration bill

    A bill that would further limit interactions between California law enforcement agencies and federal immigration agents is getting a mixed reception from Southern California Assembly members, with at least several still undecided. The bill, SB 54, passed the state Senate in April. It awaits action in the Assembly, which reconvened this week and will stay in session until mid-September. Known as the California Values Act or “the sanctuary state bill,” the legislation...

  • Vehicle fires

    Possible truck trailer fire causes closure of two lanes on westbound 10 Freeway

    WEST COVINA >> A truck towing heavy construction equipment that may have caught fire on the westbound 10 Freeway caused the closure of the right two lanes Tuesday night. The two right lanes of the 10 West at Vincent Avenue will remain closed until about 10:30 p.m., according to a CHP SIG Alert. The trailer attached to the truck was visibly smoking after it stopped on the right shoulder near Vincent Avenue just after 7 p.m., said California Highway Patrol Officer Stephan...

    Christopher Yee

  • Environmental policy

    100 supporters, 4 local members of Congress blast Trump’s review of national monuments

    LOS ANGELES >> At a rally Tuesday, four local members of Congress blasted President Trump’s executive order that called for the review of dozens of national monuments, which they fear could mean scaling back or eliminating those protected natural areas entirely. Among the 21 monuments under review are the San Gabriel Mountains, which President Obama dedicated in 2014. During his time in the White House, Obama dedicated 34 national monuments under the 1906...

    Steve Scauzillo

  • Cats

    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 Pasadena Convention Center where more than 20,000 cat enthusiasts converged over two days to enjoy cat-centric merchandise, cat-related...

    Julie Bank

  • Disaster planning and response

    Pasadena church hosts class on how to respond to an active shooter

    Lake Avenue Church on Tuesday doubled as a learning lab for those who want to be trained to respond to an active shooter. Levi Heidelberg, director of operations and services for the church at 393 N. Lake Ave., said the 18 participants are being certified as instructors for the active shooter response training under the ALICE or Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate training program. The ALICE instructor is a retired police chief, he added. • Photos:

    Ruby Gonzales

  • Crime

    Paranoid prowler calls 911 from inside Covina Bowl, police find him in ceiling

    COVINA >> Authorities filed charges Tuesday against a man who allegedly broke into a closed bowling alley this weekend, hid in a crawl space, then texted 911 for help. Police said the man, Dale Robert Fike, 37, of Baldwin Park, said he thought people were after him when they found him in the ceiling. He was charged with one count of prowling and one count of trespassing, according to Sarah Ardalani, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s...

    Ruby Gonzales

  • Legal proceedings

    Hearing for suspect in 8-year-old’s shooting death postponed

    pomona >> Court proceedings were continued Tuesday for a man accused of killing an 8-year-old Pomona boy in a drive-by shooting earlier this year. The hearing for Sengchan Houl, 35, who was in Pomona Superior Court Tuesday, was postponed to Sept. 5. The hearing was postponed to give Houl’s attorney, Brian Hurwitz, time to arrange for a ballistics expert to examine evidence. Houl, a resident of unincorporated Pomona, was arrested March 26. He is accused of...

    Monica Rodriguez

  • Consumer affairs

    Hate robocalls? Here’s who gets the most in Southern California

    I hope you know you’re not the only person deluged by automated telephone marketing campaigns known as “robocalls” that often skirt legality. Let me show you what I learned from YouMail, an Irvine-based provider of voicemail and phone-security services, and its estimates of local robocall activity. The details are derived from its database of telephone calls it manages for its 8 million clients. For example, my trusty spreadsheet tells me that 15 Southern...

    By Jonathan Lansner @jonlan on Twitter|

  • Shootings

    Man shot, killed by police in Tarzana is murder and child abduction suspect

    LOS ANGELES >> A man who abducted his 9-year-old son after allegedly shooting and killing the child’s mother, prompting an Amber Alert, was killed Tuesday in an officer-involved shooting in Tarzana and the child was found safe. The California Highway Patrol reported just after 8 p.m. that the Amber Alert was cancelled. It had been in effect in Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. The announcement that Daniel Morozov was found safe came within 90 minutes...

    City News Service|

  • Vehicle fires

    Car fire temporarily closes 10 East to 710 South connector

    EAST LOS ANGELES >> A vehicle that caught fire temporarily closed the connector road from the eastbound 10 Freeway to the southbound 710 Freeway Tuesday evening. At about 6:30 p.m. a vehicle — either a white van or work truck — stopped on the right shoulder of the connector road leading from the 10 East to the 710 South, said California Highway Patrol Officer Stephan Brandt. Flames were visible underneath the vehicle, and eventually it was engulfed in flames, Brandt...

    Christopher Yee

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