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Woman stole car with autistic teen, sparking Amber Alert

PARAMOUNT, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles sheriff's officials say a woman stole a car outside a fast-food restaurant in Paramount without realizing there was an autistic teen in the vehicle. Sheriff's Lt. Charles Calderaro says Friday that 17-year-old Frank Barboa was in the back seat of a black 2015 Honda Civic when his sister went into a Jack... Read more →

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Lawsuit challenges changes to California recall process

    Associated Press An anti-tax group filed a lawsuit Thursday that alleges Democrats violated the California constitution when they changed the state's recall election process to try to save a senator facing a recall. The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association and several activists say the changes illegally draw out the... Read more →

Crime

Venice resident rides on the sidewalk and gets arrested

On July 14. 2017  at about 1:21 a.m. While patrolling the area of 700 Olympic Blvd., officers observed a subject riding his bicycle on the sidewalk with no light emitting at darkness. Officers stopped the subject for the violations. The subject told officers he was in possession of brass knuckles.  The subject was also in possession of... Read more →

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Allegations of racism dominate local workshop

A local meeting addressing race relations in Santa Monica drew a small protest last week that meeting organizers are calling “racist and anti-Semitic.” The Committee for Racial Justice organized the “White Privilege and What We Can Do About It” workshop and said five individuals who attended the meeting made racists and... Read more →

Crime

Homeless man resist arrest resulting in $25,000 bail

On July 4, at about 9:23 p.m. While seated in a marked police vehicle in the 200 block of Arizona Avenue, the officers’ attention was drawn to a subject yelling for unknown reasons. The subject ran towards the driver’s side of the officers’ vehicle. As the subject was near the vehicle, he reached in and grabbed an officer’s arm.... Read more →

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Homeless man arrested for resisting an officer and more

On July 5, 2017 at about 9:16 a.m. While patrolling the 1600 block of 5th Street- at the I-10 Freeway off ramp- an officer observed a subject walking across the street in an area with posted signs indicating “No crossing”. An officer attempted to get the subject to stop. The subject ignored the officer and walked away. The officer was... Read more →

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Coffee, sandwiches and pizza back on the menu

Reopened businesses cover breakfast, lunch and dinner on Lincoln Blvd.   Businesses are reopening at the corner of Lincoln and Broadway after an electrical fire closed the building more than two months ago. About 120 residents and five businesses were evacuated from 1447 Lincoln Blvd. on May 8 due to an electrical fire in an... Read more →

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Republican lawmakers give California climate law a boost

When California lawmakers backed a landmark law that seeks to combat global warming, the key support came from a surprising group of legislators: Republicans. As the GOP nationally looks to roll back climate policies, a contingent of California Republicans is tentatively embracing them in defiance of much of their party's base and its... Read more →

Crime

Local is denied bail for robbery, criminal threats and more

On July 6, at about 3:11 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service at the 7-11 store – 1865 Lincoln Blvd, regarding a theft that just occurred. The suspect fled the location eastbound on Pico Blvd. A possible suspect was located and detained at a bus bench at Euclid and Pico Blvd. Officers determined the suspect entered the... Read more →