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Police found Mainak Sarkar’s car parked on 
Washington Place

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Police Find UCLA Shooter’s Car in Culver City Police found Mainak Sarkar’s car parked on Washington Place. Photo by Mia Duncans Los Angeles police shut down several blocks of Washington Place near Sawtelle Boulevard on Fr...


President Obama congratulates Medal of Valor recipients Capt. Ray Bottenfield (left) and officers Robert Sparks and Jason Salas
Photo by Doug Mills (The New York Times) courtesy of SMPD

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President Obama congratulates Medal of Valor recipients Capt. Ray Bottenfield (left) and officers Robert Sparks and Jason SalasPhoto by Doug Mills (The New York Times) courtesy of SMPD Three who Stopped SMC Shooter Get Medals ...


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News in Brief

Compiled by Gary Walker  Swimmer Dies after Venice Pier Rescue A man who was pulled from the surf near the Venice Pier on Sunday and later died at a local hospital has been identified. Troy Anthony Mendez, 49, was a…



News in Brief

— Compiled by Gary Walker — Marina del Rey Shooting Victim Survives Bullet to the Chest Investigators are still searching for clues to determine who shot a 45-year-old man on Sunday in Marina del Rey. Deputies from the Mari...


News in Brief (Feb. 25 to March 3)

A Show of Support for Neighborhood Schools Grand View Boulevard Elementary School students, their parents and community supporters gathered at the school on Feb. 17 to participate in an LAUSD-wide “walk-in” to oppose effort...


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Pier 44 Redevelopment up for Discussion Redevelopment agreements for Pier 44 and the Boatyard are going before the Small Craft Harbor Commission for approval on Wednesday, Jan. 13. The meeting begins at 10 a.m. at the Burton Ch...



Debra Talbot

Debra Talbot, 1960 – 2015; No penalty for Kardashian Fireworks

Compiled by Gary Walker Debra Talbot, 1960 – 2015 Debra Talbot Debra Talbot, a former head of the L.A. County Department of Beaches and Harbors’ Boating Section who was instrumental in shaping the department’s overall p...


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Police fatally shoot suspect during altercation in Venice A man who reportedly fought with a bar bouncer and was harassing passersby near Windward and Pacific avenues in Venice was shot and killed Tuesday night during a scuffle...


Lorenzo Antonio Salazar (left), a fire chief in Mexico, bonds with LAFD firefighter Roger Rubio
Photo by Jorge M. Vargas Jr.

News in brief

Compiled by Gary Walker Man stabbed during Drum Circle A stabbing inside the Venice Beach Drum Circle has broken a lull in the sporadic violence plaguing the freewheeling music and dance party. A man who was stabbed during the ...



NEWS In Brief

Arrest made in disappearance of autistic Mar Vista teen Man charged with rape after girl, 15, was found Monday in Culver City A 15-year-old Mar Vista girl with autism who went missing on March 24 during a walk at the…






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