Articles Tagged With ‘Los Angeles County’




Former LA County sheriff convicted of obstructing justice

A jury has found former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca guilty of three felonies pertaining to a scheme to impede a federal investigation into corruption and civil rights abuses at county jail facilities. Baca is now facing a likely... (Continue reading)

Illegal immigrant, five times deported, charged in fatal LA crash

A 45-year-old Mexican national who has a long criminal history and has been deported from the United States five times is sitting in Los Angeles County Jail on murder and DUI manslaughter charges. [LA Daily News] Estuardo Alvarado, 45, allegedly... (Continue reading)

Man fleeing DUI checkpoint opens fire on 10 deputies

A Southern California man opened fire at 10 Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies while fleeing a DUI checkpoint. The suspect shot and wounded two of the deputies. [LA Daily News] On Thursday, a motorcycle deputy pulled over Burbank resident Juan... (Continue reading)

Unaccompanied children immigrating to California

Immigration experts say a surge in unaccompanied children may cross the border this summer and enter California. Many of them are destined for Los Angeles County and other locations in the state. [KPPC] Nearly 70,000 children — infants through age... (Continue reading)

California firefighter, deputy die in alleged murder-suicide

A Los Angeles County firefighter allegedly shot and killed his wife, a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy, and then shot and killed himself Sunday night. [LA Times] James M. Taylor, 35, killed Cecilia Hoschet, 32, inside the couple’s La Canada-Flintridge... (Continue reading)

Video of California officers shooting unarmed man released

A federal judge has ordered the release of a police video that shows three Southern California officers opening fire on and killing an unarmed 35-year-old man who was mistakenly suspected of stealing a bicycle. [LA Times] In the June 2013... (Continue reading)

Syphilis on the rise in California women and babies

Syphilis cases in California women more than doubled, and reports of the disease in newborns have more than tripled in the state over the last two years. [LA Times] The number of early reported cases of California women contracting the... (Continue reading)

California Wal-Mart protest produces 23 arrests

Officers arrested 23 protesters at a Southern California demonstration against Wal-Mart Thursday evening. [Los Angeles Times] The protest occurred outside a Wal-Mart in the Los Angeles County city of Pico Rivera, where it began in the store’s parking lot, but... (Continue reading)