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AR-15 rifle, ammunition seized, student arrested for threat of mass shooting at South LA middle school | abc7.com

SOUTH LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Sheriff’s investigators have arrested a 13-year-old boy after responding to a call of a threat to shoot staff members and fellow students at Ánimo Mae Jemison Charter Middle School in South Los Angeles, authorities announced Friday.

According to Undersheriff Tim Murakami, deputies from the Los Angeles County sheriff’s Century station initiated the investigation, which led to a search warrant and the seizure of a AR-15 rifle, a large cache of ammunition and “a list of intended victims and a drawing of the school layout.”

At a morning news conference, Sheriff Alex Villanueva said several students notified teachers after overhearing a threat that a shooting would take place at the campus on Friday.

Source: AR-15 rifle, ammunition seized, student arrested for threat of mass shooting at South LA middle school | abc7.com

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4 people killed, 6 wounded in shooting at Fresno party – YouTube

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A doorbell camera captured a woman screaming for help from a passing car. Police want to find her – CNN

(CNN)A Los Angeles doorbell camera captured the gut-wrenching screams of a woman police say they believe may have been kidnapped, but it did not capture images of what caused her calls for help.

Witnesses in the Leimert Park neighborhood called Los Angeles police Tuesday to report hearing a woman screaming, according to an LAPD news release.
“Help me,” a woman’s voice can be heard screaming in the footage, which shows only a dark street from a porch. “Somebody help me, please.”
A car then races into and out of the frame.

Source: A doorbell camera captured a woman screaming for help from a passing car. Police want to find her – CNN

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UPDATE: Deadly high school shooting in Santa Clarita, California – YouTube

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1 dead, several injured in shooting at southern California high school; suspect in custody

Several people were injured in a school shooting in the Los Angeles area Thursday morning and reports indicate the suspect is “no longer a threat.”

Source: 1 dead, several injured in shooting at southern California high school; suspect in custody

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Trump vows ‘no more’ federal aid to California as devastating wildfires continue to burn | The Independent

Donald Trump has threatened to cut off emergency funding to California as wildfires rage across the state, telling governor Gavin Newsom to “get his act together”.

In his latest attack on the state he returned to old complaints of forest management, including recommending better cleaning of the forest floors, as he first did in 2018.

However California’s governor was quick to highlight the role of the environmental crisis in spreading the fires. In response to the president, Mr Newsom tweeted: “You don’t believe in climate change. You are excused from this conversation.”

Source: Trump vows ‘no more’ federal aid to California as devastating wildfires continue to burn | The Independent

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4 Dead, Others Wounded In Mass Shooting At Orinda Halloween Party

Four people were killed and others wounded when gunfire erupted at a large Halloween night party late Thursday night at an Orinda home rented out on Airbnb, according to authorities. Jackie Ward reports. (11/1/19)

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California man shows up to Mt. Shasta police station with body in car

The suspect walked into a police station located more than 200 miles away from his Roseville, Calif., apartment, where three more victims were found.

A Northern California man has been arrested on suspicion of killing four people after he showed up at a police station with a body in his car.

Authorities in Mount  Shasta say the man walked into the lobby of the police department Monday afternoon and told officers he had killed four people at his apartment in Roseville, more than 200 miles away.

One of the possible victims was in his car, police say. Roseville police went to the suspect’s apartment and found three more.

Police say it appears the man knew the victims and don’t believe there’s any ongoing threat to the community.

Source: California man shows up to Mt. Shasta police station with body in car

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(57) 4.5 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Near Pleasant Hill – YouTube

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Near Pleasant Hill

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Live updates: California fires near Sylmar and Porter Ranch – CNN

A fast-moving wildfire threatens residential areas in and around northern Los Angeles. Get the latest updates and news.

What we know about the Saddleridge Fire

  • Spreading fast: The Saddleridge Fire started Thursday and exploded to more than 7,500 acres by Friday. At least 31 structures were destroyed or damaged.
  • It jumped two freeways: The fast-moving blaze jumped the 210 and 5 freeways, and some parts those roads and the 405 were closed.
  • Evacuations issued: The wind-driven wildfire forced about 100,000 people to evacuate.
  • Schools canceled: Classes were canceled at about 40 schools in the Los Angeles area after poor air quality was reported, officials said.

Source: Live updates: California fires near Sylmar and Porter Ranch – CNN

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Explosion at California Oktoberfest celebration leaves 4 injured – CNN

CNN)An underground electrical vault exploded at a restaurant in Huntington Beach, California, Saturday, leaving four people injured.

The explosion took place during an Oktoberfest celebration at the Old World restaurant, where firefighters initially responded to a report of an electrical fire, Huntington Beach Fire Battalion Chief Jeffrey Lopez said. An underground electrical vault exploded as firefighters went to open it, Lopez said.
Video from witnesses shows a giant ball of fire erupting into the night sky. Witness Kyle Nelson told CNN affiliate KTLA-TV that he heard and saw three large explosions in rapid succession emanating from the festival. He managed to catch one of them on camera.

Source: Explosion at California Oktoberfest celebration leaves 4 injured – CNN

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91-year-old widower attacked, robbed while visiting wife’s grave in California

The 91-year-old man was hit with a rock and then robbed during a visit to the cemetery where his wife is buried.

Source: 91-year-old widower attacked, robbed while visiting wife’s grave in California

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Trump, in California, says homelessness is destroying cities – Los Angeles Times

Trump, in California for a two-day visit, is likely to address homelessness, which he has used to bash the deep-blue state before the 2020 election.

President Trump arrived in California late Tuesday morning amid growing questions over his administration’s plans to get involved in the state’s homelessness crisis.

After a visit to the Bay Area, the president landed at Los Angeles International Airport at roughly 4:15 p.m.

Trump is in the state for a two-day visit, with stops for fundraising in Palo Alto, Beverly Hills and San Diego. The fundraisers are expected to bring in $15 million and will benefit Trump Victory, a joint fundraising committee composed of the Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee.

Source: Trump, in California, says homelessness is destroying cities – Los Angeles Times

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Winds fuel Tenaja fire to 2,000 acres – YouTube

Winds fuel Tenaja fire to 2,000 acres

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Rescue crews locate remains of 25 people after California boat fire

By Yuliya Talmazan, Elisha Fieldstadt and David K. Li

Rescue crews located what they believed were the remains of 25 people who died after a diving boat caught fire off the coast of Santa Cruz Island, north of Los Angeles, according to a U.S. Coast Guard official.

The 75-foot commercial vessel called the Conception, carrying 33 passengers and six crew, went up in flames at about 3:30 a.m. Monday, officials said.

In a text message conversation with NBC News, Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr Matthew Kroll said crews collected what appeared to be the bodies of 25 people. He said that figure needed to be confirmed by the coroner.

Source: Rescue crews locate remains of 25 people after California boat fire

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California joins a handful of other states that provide community college tuition-free – CNN

California will provide free tuition for two years of community college to first-time, full-time California students.

California governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation to increase the 2019-2020 state budget to $42.6 million. This expansion allows the California College Promise program to make a second year of free community college tuition possible for approximately 33,000 students.

Source: California joins a handful of other states that provide community college tuition-free – CNN

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Small jet catches fire at California airport with 10 aboard, no injuries reported | Fox News

A small jet slid off the runway of a Northern California airport Wednesday and burst into flames with 10 people aboard — but fortunately nobody was hurt, officials said.

Source: Small jet catches fire at California airport with 10 aboard, no injuries reported | Fox News

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Amid Homelessness Crisis, Los Angeles Restricts Living In Vehicles : NPR

Nearly 10,000 people in Los Angeles live in vehicles. The City Council recently extended a ban on sleeping overnight in cars, vans or RVs in residential areas and near parks or schools.

The Los Angeles City Council recently reinstated an ordinance that bans sleeping overnight in vehicles in residential areas. The law also forbids living in a vehicle within a block of a park, school or day care. Tickets for violating the rules start at $25 for a first offense, $50 the second time and $75 after that.

Neighborhoods divided

Residents who support the restrictions say vehicle encampments have caused parking shortages and sanitation issues. Critics say that without alternatives to parking on the street, the rules are inhumane.

Source: Amid Homelessness Crisis, Los Angeles Restricts Living In Vehicles : NPR

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Drug bust: Nearly 4 tons of marijuana found in shipment of jalapeño peppers in San Diego – CBS News

Nearly 4 tons of the drug was found among the peppers at the Otay Mesa cargo facility in San Diego on Thursday

CBP news release said officers discovered more than 7,500 pounds — nearly 4 tons — of marijuana in the peppers’ pallets.

The release mentioned CBP found a “37-year-old male Mexican citizen entered the port of entry driving a tractor pulling a trailer with cargo manifested as jalapeño peppers.”

Source: Drug bust: Nearly 4 tons of marijuana found in shipment of jalapeño peppers in San Diego – CBS News

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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.”

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

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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

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Naval Air Jet Crashes In California Desert, Injuring 7 On Ground : NPR

The crash occurred near a viewing area where park visitors watch pilots fly through a chasm known as “Star Wars Canyon.”

Source: Naval Air Jet Crashes In California Desert, Injuring 7 On Ground : NPR

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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

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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

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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

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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

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4.3 magnitude earthquake hits San Francisco area

A magnitude 4.3 earthquake reportedly shook San Francisco area Tuesday afternoon less than two weeks after the two large earthquakes hit Southern California.

Source: 4.3 magnitude earthquake hits San Francisco area

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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

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Gov. Newsom in Ridgecrest after declaring state of emergency for San Bernardino County in wake of 7.1 quake – San Bernardino Sun

As of Saturday afternoon, no major injuries or structure collapses were announced, according to state and local officials, and roads affected by splits or rock slides were repaired and reopened.

Source: Gov. Newsom in Ridgecrest after declaring state of emergency for San Bernardino County in wake of 7.1 quake – San Bernardino Sun