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Los Angeles Raises Minimum Wage to $15

Los Angeles Raises Minimum Wage to $15

Los Angeles (L.A.), one of the United States’ major cities, voted this week that the minimum wage will increase six dollars over the next five years, from nine dollars to $15 per hour. A major win for labor groups and unions, the new wage increase was sparked by and continues to encourage other cities as […]

Toddler Stabbing an Attempted Murder?

Toddler Stabbing an Attempted Murder?

On Monday, May 19, 2015, a three-year-old boy was stabbed by his mother and is not expected to survive as of now. According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the mother, Michelle Betancourt, 23, was arrested on Tuesday morning on suspicion of attempted murder. Lieutenant Holly Francisco stated the suspect and her husband are currently […]

Stabbed Three-Year-Old Toddler in Cudahy, Is “Death Imminent”

Stabbed Three-Year-Old Toddler in Cudahy, Is “Death Imminent”

May 18, Monday morning, a three-year-old boy was found stabbed in Cudahy, which is in the Los Angeles area of California.  The toddler’s stabbing was called into the Sheriff’s Department at 8:30 a.m. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s, Deputy Kelvin Moody, reported that the boy had been stabbed at the 3800 block of Walnut […]

Los Angeles Shooting Victims Survive

Los Angeles Shooting Victims Survive

The man and woman who were shot yesterday in South Los Angeles have both survived, the Los Angeles police department’s Lt. Gordon Olson told the LA Daily News. Both the victims were taken to the hospital when the incident was reported and the police arrived on scene. The man underwent surgery today while the woman […]

Look How Far LACMA Has Come

Look How Far LACMA Has Come

Fifty years ago this month, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) opened its doors on Wilshire Boulevard. At the time, Los Angeles was not exactly a metropolis, but it just built a world-class music center and the new art museum. Fast forward in time, today’s LACMA bear little resemblance to the original site […]

Robert Durst Puts in Not Guilty Plea for Gun Charge

Robert Durst Puts in Not Guilty Plea for Gun Charge

Robert Durst, son of real estate mogul Seymour Durst and focus of HBO’s documentary The Jinx, has entered a not guilty plea to recent gun and drug charges in New Orleans Louisiana. At the time of the arrest about a month ago, the police also found a bag of marijuana in his possession. He is being held in a Louisiana prison […]

Collision in L.A. 21 Injured

Collision in L.A. 21 Injured

Saturday, just before 11:00 a.m., a commuter train had a collision with a silver Hyundai Sonata in Los Angeles, California. The Hyundai was headed eastbound and then turned north near Exposition Blvd. and Watt Way. As the Hyundai turned onto the tracks, an eastbound light-rail Metro train was approaching the crossing. It is believed that […]

Mosque in Los Angeles Orders No Men Allowed

Mosque in Los Angeles Orders No Men Allowed

A mosque in Los Angeles, California has ordered that men will not be allowed inside to offer prayers. The founder, M. Hasna Maznavi, dreamed when she was seven years old, about opening a mosque one day. As she became an adult, she read about Islam’s broad history of women scholars and their viewpoints. She concluded […]

Street Racer Loses Control of Car and Kills Onlookers

Street Racer Loses Control of Car and Kills Onlookers

UPDATE On March 3, 2015 around 9:10 a.m., Irael Valenzuela, 38-years-of age, a resident of Los Angeles, was arrested for being a participant in the illegal Speed Contest resulting in the deaths of two victims and seriously injuring a third person. Mr. Valenzuela was arrested for two counts of 187(a) PC and booked at the […]

Alligator Removed from Residents Property in Los Angeles

Alligator Removed from Residents Property in Los Angeles

Officials seized an alligator in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, from the back yard of a local resident. The Los Angeles Animal Services Department removed the 8-foot female reptile from a box that had two dead cats in it. The first time officials visited the home they were turned away and came back with a warrant […]

Los Angeles Airport Bomb Threat

Los Angeles Airport Bomb Threat

Police K-9 units were brought into sweep three different terminals at the Los Angeles Airport (LAX) Tuesday, after a threat came in that some was going to blow up one of the terminals. The call came in earlier in the evening, apparently to the Los Angeles FBI office that Terminal 2 was going to be […]

Los Angeles Police Shooting Victim Ezell Ford Autopsy Reveal Three Bullets

Los Angeles Police Shooting Victim Ezell Ford Autopsy Reveal Three Bullets

In August, Los Angeles Police shot and killed Ezell Ford Jr. Since his death, autopsy reports have remained unknown to the public. Later today LAPD Chief Charlie Beck will be giving a conference to discuss the report in detail. This is the first time autopsy reports of the case have been made public. According to […]

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