200 inmates riot at California prison; dozens injured

The fight in the yard at a prison in Soledad broke out just after 11 a.m., and staff fired nine warning shots from a rifle and used chemical agents and non-lethal rounds to break up the brief incident, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a statement.

No one on staff at the Correctional Training Facility was hurt, the department said.

Eight inmates required outside hospitalization with injuries that included cuts, puncture wounds and bruises, and all were stable. About 50 other inmates were treated for minor injuries, the department said.

Officials said that four “inmate-manufactured weapons” were found, and the cause of the riot is being investigated. A deadly force review board will conduct a review of the incident, the department said.

Source: 200 inmates riot at California prison; dozens injured

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CHP officer, gunman dead in shootout near freeway: report | Fox News

A California Highway Patrol officer was gunned down Monday in a shootout off the 215 Freeway, The Los Angeles Times reported.

The scene was chaotic. The Times reported that the suspect was stopped by an officer on a motorcycle. At some point, the suspect grabbed a rifle from inside the car and fired upon the officer approaching the vehicle. Other officers arrived at the scene and witnesses described a chaotic situation. One driver said bullets “flew through their windows.”

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Orange County: Four killed and two injured in Southern California crime spree | Daily Mail Online

  • Police said the crime spree took place over two hours in Orange County and Santa Ana on Wednesday night
  • The suspect robbed five businesses and two apartment buildings
  • A 33-year-old man was arrested after he came out of a 7-Eleven store and  dropped a knife and a gun taken from a security guard before killing him 
  • Police said the violence was random and the motive was ‘robbery, hate, homicide’

Source: Orange County: Four killed and two injured in Southern California crime spree | Daily Mail Online

New California Law Says Presidential Candidates Need To Release Tax Returns : NPR

A new law in California will require candidates for president to release their tax returns in order to appear on the primary ballot in March, 2020.

Candidates will have to submit five years of tax returns by November to be eligible for the primary ballot. California officials will post the information online for the public to access.

Source: New California Law Says Presidential Candidates Need To Release Tax Returns : NPR

Shots fired at Gilroy Garlic Festival in California, multiple ‘victims,’ police say | Fox News

Police confirmed a shooting with multiple “victims” Sunday at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Northern California, saying there was an “active” scene as crowds ran for safety.

The San Francisco Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was responding to the scene, officials said.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported “multiple people” injured but did not elaborate.

Source: Shots fired at Gilroy Garlic Festival in California, multiple ‘victims,’ police say | Fox News

Los Angeles police officer dies after shooting while off-duty – CNN

(CNN)A Los Angeles police officer died on Saturday following a shooting that occurred while he was off-duty, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Officer Juan Diaz was one of two victims who suffered gunshot wounds and were found by an officer shortly before 1 a.m. local time Saturday, the department said in a statement posted to Twitter.
The LAPD later confirmed Diaz had died as a result of the shooting, calling him “a dedicated public servant and Angeleno that put service to others above all else.”
The circumstances of the shooting remain unclear, but authorities are investigating. According to CNN affiliate KABC, the second victim was wounded but is expected to survive. No arrests have been made, KABC said.

Source: Los Angeles police officer dies after shooting while off-duty – CNN

Suspect accused of killing four people taken into custody in Canoga Park – Story | KTTV

 – A  man who went on a violent crime spree killing four in the San Fernando Valley is now in police custody.

Gerry Dean Zaragoza, 26, was taken into custody around 2 p.m. in the area of Canoga Ave. and Gault St.

He is accused of killing his 50-year-old father and his 20-year-old brother inside their Canoga Park apartment, along with a woman at a North Hollywood gas station and another person on the Metro Orange Line.

 

Source: Suspect accused of killing four people taken into custody in Canoga Park – Story | KTTV

Watch: Families’ wild brawl at Disneyland goes viral

A group of violent tourists turned Disneyland into the scrappiest place on earth.Horrifying video captures an all-out brawl in front of kids and families at the California theme park

Horrifying video captures an all-out brawl in front of kids and families at the California theme park — with one heavyset guy repeatedly punching women in the face.

“I’m ready to go to jail tonight!” screamed the main offender, dressed in a red shirt in a video going viral after being posted online Sunday.

Source: Watch: Families’ wild brawl at Disneyland goes viral

Earthquake: 6.4 magnitude quake rattles Southern California – Los Angeles Times

Location of quake (USGS)

An 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck Southern California Thursday, shaking a widespread area.

The quake was centered in the Searles Valley, a remote area of San Bernardino.

It was unclear of the temblor caused major damage or injuries.

It was the most powerful quake to hit Southern California in years.

Local emergency agencies have been flooded with calls, and officials urged that people only use 911 for emergencies.

“We are very much aware of the significant earthquake that just occurred in Southern California. Please DO NOT call 9-1-1 unless there are injuries or other dangerous conditions. Don’t call for questions please,” the LAPD said in a statement.

RIDGECREST, Calif. — A 6.4-magnitude earthquake shook Southern California on Fourth of July morning, the U.S. Geological Survey in Golden said.

The quake hit at 10:33 a.m. PDT was centered in the Searles Valley about 11 miles east of Ridgecrest, about 120 miles northeast of Los Angeles in a remote area of the Mojave Desert.

It was followed by several aftershocks that measured between 2.8 and 4.7 on the Richter Scale.

The quake originally was measured at 6.6 was later downgraded to 6.4. It was was felt as far away as Los Angeles and Las Vegas. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

Earthquake: 6.4 magnitude quake rattles Southern California

Source: Earthquake: 6.6 magnitude quake rattles Southern California – Los Angeles Times