Author: Veronica Miraclen

True Crime: The Murder of Monica Leech

The men wanted for the 1997 murder of bank teller Monica Leech in quiet Thousand Oaks have never been caught. ABC7 details the renewed hunt, and the link to one of L.A.'s largest and most violent street gangs.

Overcoming the bystander effect: How to help others during a racist attack

In many recent attacks against the Asian American community, no one stepped in to help the victim. That may have something to do with what's known as the bystander effect.

Mask confusion: Different rules from CDC, private companies, LA County causing uncertainty

While the CDC is loosening mask requirements for vaccinated Americans, California is keeping its rules in place for another month, causing confusion at local retail stores.

Lakers fan speaks out after alleging he lost eye to police projectile during title celebration

For Laker fans, October 11, 2020 was a night to remember. But for William Gonzalez, that night is now associated with severe trauma and losing one of his eyes.

LAPD officers used ‘violent tactics’ on 2 women during traffic stop over U-Haul mistaken for stolen vehicle, lawsuit claims

Bystander video from an arrest last year shows two women face down on the pavement after Los Angeles police pulled them over for driving a U-Haul the officers erroneously believed was stolen.

Suspect in custody after off-duty LAPD officer shot during gun battle in Sherman Oaks, officials say

An off-duty Los Angeles police officer was shot Wednesday afternoon in Sherman Oaks, and a suspect is in custody, authorities said.

2 victims killed in LA shooting spree mourned by loved ones

A 24-year-old newlywed and a father of two young children were the victims killed in an overnight shooting spree in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles County inoculation efforts continue amid pause on Johnson & Johnson vaccine

L.A. County public health officials say residents who need to have appointments rescheduled after the sudden halt to the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be prioritized for appointments next week.

Kristin Smart case: Suspect Paul Flores also facing sex assault allegations in Los Angeles

Los Angeles police are investigating separate sexual assault allegations against Paul Flores, the San Pedro man who has been arrested for the murder of Kristin Smart.

Man berates Asian American woman at busy OC park, bystanders fail to step in

In the latest in a disturbing spike in anti-Asian attacks, an Olympic athlete from Orange County was in a park training for the summer games when a man targeted her in an incident that she captured on video.