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Financial dispute suspected in murder of Morro Bay woman

Ezeoma Obioha

Police arrested a security guard at a marijuana dispensary Friday on suspicion of murdering a 30-year-old woman who grew up in Morro Bay. Last month, Carrie Jean Melvin was walking with her boyfriend in Hollywood when a gunman shot and... (Continue reading)

Woman who grew up in Morro Bay shot dead in Hollywood

Carrie Jean Melvin

A 30-year-old woman who grew up in Morro Bay died Sunday night after a man approached her from behind on a street in Hollywood and shot her in the back of the head. [NBC LA] Carrie Jean Melvin, 30, was... (Continue reading)

Gearhart sentenced, cuffed, headed to prison

Kelly Gearhart

Updated at 6 p.m. By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN Notorious North County developer Kelly Gearhart was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison Thursday morning by U.S. District Court Judge Otis Wright II in Los Angeles. Gearhart, 54, was... (Continue reading)

Victims chastise Kelly Gearhart at hearing

By KAREN VELIE Former North County developer Kelly Gearhart sat stone-faced Monday as eight of his financial fraud victims told a federal judge in Los Angeles how Gearhart showed no mercy for the elderly victims he preyed upon. Each of... (Continue reading)

Los Angeles undersheriff charged with conspiracy

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The second in command at the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department (LASD) and a captain in charge of internal criminal investigations at the LASD were indicted Wednesday on obstruction of justice charges for allegedly directing efforts to quash a federal investigation... (Continue reading)

LAPD officers shoot and kill homeless man

Los Angeles police shot and killed a homeless man on Sunday afternoon while being filmed by an onlooker. [Los Angeles Times] The man, whom witnesses called “Africa,” was pronounced dead at the hospital. Two officers were treated for minor injuries.... (Continue reading)

California district attorneys sue Uber

The district attorneys of Los Angeles and San Francisco counties have filed suit against Uber, the world’s leading smarthphone-based taxi service. [New York Times] The joint lawsuit alleges that Uber has misleading safety practices and mischaracterizes the extent to which... (Continue reading)

Los Angeles police arrest hundreds of Ferguson protesters

Protests following a Missouri grand jury’s decision not to indict a Ferguson police officer for a fatal shooting have spurred arrests across California, including hundreds in Los Angeles. [LA Times] On Monday, the grand jury opted not to indict officer... (Continue reading)

Kelly Gearhart gets another reprieve

By KAREN VELIE The sentencing hearing for former Atascadero developer Kelly Gearhart has been extended from Dec. 29 to Feb. 23. Gearhart faces a statutory maximum of 50 years in federal prison for defrauding investors out of more than $100... (Continue reading)

Former California legislator to be sentenced for voter fraud

A former California legislator is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday, along with his wife, for convictions stemming from his serving on the Los Angeles City Council while living outside the district he represented. [MyNewsLA] In July, a jury convicted Democratic... (Continue reading)



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