1 critically wounded in school officer shooting near Millikan High in Long Beach

One person was critically wounded when a school safety officer opened fire near Millikan High School in Long Beach Monday afternoon, officials said. First responders were called around 3:20 p.m. to the scene on Spring Street, between Palo Verde and Snowden avenues, said Brian Fisk, a spokesman for the Long Beach Fire Department. Paramedics transported […]

L.A. County sheriff’s deputy accidentally fired gun inside Van Nuys courtroom

A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy accidentally fired a gun inside a courtroom last month, potentially injuring a colleague and prompting an internal investigation, officials said. The Sheriff’s Department confirmed in a statement that the shooting took place in the Van Nuys’ courthouse on Aug. 16, describing the incident as an “unintentional discharge,” the Los Angeles […]

Suspect in Corona theater shooting pleads not guilty to murder by reason of insanity

A man accused of fatally shooting two young people inside a Corona movie theater last July has pleaded not guilty, and not guilty by reason of insanity, to two counts of murder. Joseph Jimenez, 20, did not speak during Monday’s hearing at the Riverside Hall of Justice, letting his attorney enter the pleas, the Press-Enterprise reported. The […]

Britney Spears’ lawyer accuses her dad of invasive surveillance in new L.A. County court filing

Britney Spears’ lawyer has taken Jamie Spears to task in the wake of new allegations of intrusive and possibly illegal surveillance. Attorney Mathew Rosengart brought down the hammer in an L.A. County Superior Court filing Monday after the recent release of the FX/Hulu documentary “Controlling Britney Spears” and a report by the New York Times published in […]

Families affected by 2015 Aliso Canyon gas leak reach $1.8B settlement with SoCal Gas Co. and parent company

Thousands of families sickened and forced from their Los Angeles homes after the nation’s largest-known natural gas leak have reached a settlement of up to $1.8 billion with a utility, attorneys said Monday. The settlement with Southern California Gas Co. and its parent company, Sempra Energy, will compensate 35,000 plaintiffs from the 2015 blowout that […]

3 ways to get digital COVID vaccine records in L.A. County

With Los Angeles County set to begin requiring COVID-19 vaccination verification to enter several settings next week, officials are reminding residents about different ways to get digital records to use as proof of vaccination. Starting Oct. 7, L.A. County will require customers to show proof of vaccination or a recent negative coronavirus test result at […]

L.A.-area gas prices still on the rise after Labor Day, hit highest level this year

Gas prices in Southern California are at their highest level this year, with the average cost for a gallon of regular unleaded in the Los Angeles and Long Beach area at $4.41 this week, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California. That’s up one cent from a week ago, and one cent from a […]

College admissions scam: Ex-USC assistant coach testifies faking student athletic credentials was regular part of job

A former assistant women’s soccer coach at the University of Southern California testified Monday during the first trial in the nationwide college admissions bribery scandal that she regularly created fake athletic profiles with exaggerated accomplishments coupled with images she found on Google to help get unqualified students admitted. Laura Janke, 39, of North Hollywood, California, […]

Smoke from Windy, KNP Complex fires triggers air quality advisory for parts of Southern California

Heavy smoke from wildfires raging in Central California has pushed south, triggering an air quality advisory for some Southern California mountain areas, and conditions are ripe for more toxic plumes later in the week. The South Coast Air Quality Management District issued the special advisory in anticipation of elevated Air Quality Index levels — a […]