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Stepmother charged with murder in 16-year-old Pomona boy’s killing; father charged with abuse

The stepmother of a 16-year-old Pomona boy has been charged with murder in the teenager’s death earlier this week, and the boy’s father is facing a charge of felony child abuse, police said Thursday. Jessica Grajeda, 35, is suspected of assaulting the teen just before officers were called to a home in the 600 block […]

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DNA evidence leads to arrest of suspected hit-and-run driver in downtown L.A. crash that killed cyclist

DNA evidence left at the scene of a hit-and-run crash in downtown Los Angeles that killed a bicyclist has led to the suspected driver being charged with murder, police said Thursday. Ronald Earl Kenebrew Jr., 36, was identified as the suspect in the collision that killed 46-year-old Branden Finley after detectives ran the evidence through […]

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Suspect in killing of woman found dead in Santa Ana turns himself in

A suspect in the killing of a woman found dead inside a home in Santa Ana last year turned himself in to authorities at the Mexican border, police said Thursday. Jose Valdez Jimenez was wanted in connection with the October 26, 2020, killing of 52-year-old Natalia Jaimus of Lake Forest, according to police. One of […]

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Jury finds Anaheim police used unreasonable force in man’s death that drew comparisons to George Floyd

An Orange County jury on Thursday found Anaheim police used unreasonable force and caused the death of a man who died after officers held his body down while trying to arrest him in 2018. The family of Christopher Eisinger, 35, was awarded $2,235,000 through the jury’s decision, several months after they held a news conference […]

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California will allow fully vaccinated people to go mask-free outdoors — following CDC guidance

California health officials announced Tuesday that the state plans to follow new federal guidelines and soon allow fully vaccinated individuals to no longer wear masks outdoors. “We have reviewed and support the CDC’s new masking recommendations and are working quickly to align California’s guidance with these common sense updates,” Dr. Tomás Aragón, director of the […]

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Wealthiest Los Angeles County neighborhoods continue to see highest vaccination rates

In Los Angeles County, wealthier neighborhoods and beach communities on the Westside are seeing some of the highest vaccination rates, far outpacing lower-income areas in South and East L.A. More than 45% of the population is vaccinated in neighborhoods such as Brentwood, Westwood, Pacific Palisades, Beverly Hills, Rancho Palos Verdes and the coastal communities of […]

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Westminster police officer on paid leave after video shows him punching female assault suspect

A Westminster police officer is on paid leave after cellphone video captured him punching a woman in the face while arresting her on suspicion of assault, authorities said Thursday. The officer, who has not been identified, is being placed on leave while the Westminster Police Department conducts an internal affairs investigation, the Orange County agency […]

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Man arrested on suspicion of setting Redlands home on fire while couple and 2 children were inside

Police arrested a man suspected of setting fire to a Redlands home while a married couple and their two children were inside, sending them fleeing for their lives, authorities said Wednesday. Daniel Ray Fell, 38, is suspected of arson and attempted murder in connection with the March 22 blaze, which the family was able to […]

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Orange police say video may help prosecution of suspect in shooting that left 4 people dead

Orange police said Wednesday that video obtained in the investigation into the fatal shooting of four people at an office building last month could help the prosecution of the suspected gunman. Aminadab Gaxiola Gonzalez, 44, has been named the sole suspect in the March 31 shooting at Unified Homes, a business that sells manufactured homes, […]

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Corona man arrested after punching Asian American couple, threatening U.S. Olympian in Orange: Police

A Corona man accused of physically assaulting a Korean American couple and threatening a Japanese American Olympic athlete has been arrested by Orange police, authorities said Monday. Michael Vivona, 25, allegedly punched the two elderly Korean Americans in the face Sunday at Grijalva Park in Orange — the same place where he is accused of […]