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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|


  • 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

  • Marijuana

    Montebello considers legalizing growing, manufacturing of marijuana

    The debate over legalization of recreational marijuana — at least as far as growing and manufacturing in Montebello are concerned — will continue this week. An ad hoc committee, comprised of Mayor Vivian Romero, Councilwoman Vanessa Delgado and city staff, has recommended allowing “cultivation and manufacturing in industrial zones within a full enclosed facility.” The committee also came out against allowing dispensaries, open-air cultivation and...

    Mike Sprague

  • Missing persons

    Police seek help finding homeless man who frequents Azusa area

    AZUSA >> Police are seeking the public’s help in finding a missing 26-year-old man they believe will return to the Azusa area. Timothy James Greene was reported missing to the Azusa Police Department Aug. 9 by family and friends, Azusa police said in a statement. Greene is a former Azusa Pacific University student and frequents the area around the campus, the statement said. Greene is 6’4” and 175 lbs. with blonde hair and hazel eyes, the statement...

    Christopher Yee

  • Sexual abuse

    Glendora soldier found guilty of child abuse, rape

    A Glendora man who was serving in the military on a tour of duty in Iraq when he was extradited back to the United States after he was charged with molesting a girl and raping a woman was found guilty of both crimes Monday, authorities said. Fadi Haddad, 40, was found guilty of five felony counts — three counts of lewd acts upon a child and two counts of forcible rape. He faces a maximum sentence of 75 years to life in state prison and will have to register as a sex...

    Christopher Yee

  • Solar eclipses

    LA’s eclipse-watchers flock to Griffith Park Observatory for a real ‘Solarpalooza’

    “L.A., we’re in an eclipse!” With those words at exactly 10:21 a.m. Monday, spectators at the Griffith Observatory erupted into a loud cheer. As the echo reverberated down the mountain, the bright, sunny sky suddenly turned murky, as if someone had activated a giant Instagram filter over the City of Angels. On the front lawn of the observatory, several thousand people lifted their heads toward the sky, almost all sporting protective cardboard or plastic...

    Denise Quan

  • Solar eclipses

    When will clouds and fog clear for solar eclipse in Southern California?

    Wait. It’s Eclipse Day in L.A. But will the morning clouds burn off, so we can experience the historic event? Here’s the forecast: We’ll have low clouds, fog and drizzle this morning on an otherwise sunny day. • RELATED STORY — 8 solar eclipse questions answered for Southern...

    Staff Reports|

  • Sentencing

    Diamond Bar man to be sentenced for selling illegal sex-boosting ‘herbs’

    LOS ANGELES — A Diamond Bar man faces possible prison time today for illegally importing the active ingredients used in erectile dysfunction drugs such as Viagra and Cialis and repackaging the drugs for sale as herbal sexual enhancement products. Joseph “Tzong Hwan” Jinn, 60, pleaded guilty in March in downtown Los Angeles to one count of conspiring to bring the drugs into the United States by means of false statements. He faces up to five years in federal...

    City News Service|

  • Solar eclipses

    8 solar eclipse questions answered for Southern Californians

    What’s the big deal Monday? Surely you’ve heard. The world — the universe! — has been talking up the solar eclipse. It’s happening just after 9 a.m. How long it will last for viewers in Southern California? About two and a half hours. The...

    Ryan Fonseca

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