Shooting closes north 605 Freeway in Norwalk

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Weekend US-Mexico border crossing closure promises headaches

SAN DIEGO >> The busiest border crossing in the United States will close this weekend to the more than 40,000 cars that pass through it daily to Mexico. The closure between San Diego and Tijuana for work on a $741 million expansion project...

By Julie Watson Associated Press|

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  • Boating accidents

    Cabin boat stripped, partially sinks near Port of Los Angeles

    A 32-foot Uniflite cabin motor vessel — stripped of its engine, lights and transmission — was found sinking Monday morning about a mile-and-a-half offshore from the Port of Los Angeles, but no victims were found on board or in the water, authorities said. The sinking boat, The Monte Carlo, was reported about 7:20 a.m., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. After an extensive search that involved divers, there were no signs of distress and no one was found on...

    By staff reports|

  • Automotive accidents

    Compton man killed in 105 Freeway crash identified

    LOS ANGELES >> A motorist who was killed when his vehicle veered off the 105 Freeway in South Los Angeles and tumbled down an embankment was identified Saturday by authorities. The driver, identified by the coroner’s office as 20-year-old Fernando Garcia Jr. of Compton, was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash was reported at 8:14 a.m. Friday on the eastbound 105 at San Pedro Street, triggering a SigAlert that was in effect until just after noon, the California...

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  • Automotive accidents

    Man, 58, killed in high-speed crash in southeast Long Beach, police say

    A 58-year-old Los Angeles man died in a crash along Pacific Coast Highway in Long Beach this week when a 17-year-old from Huntington Beach lost control of his car while swerving in and out of traffic at high speed, according to police. The 17-year-old was driving a 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse southbound on PCH near its intersection with Studebaker Road around 3:55 p.m. Wednesday, according to authorities. A witness told investigators that the Eclipse was going at least 60 mph while...

    Jeremiah Dobruck
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  • Helicopter crashes

    Man taken to hospital after helicopter crash at Long Beach Airport

    A flight training operation went awry on Wednesday when a helicopter crashed as it was landing at Long Beach Airport, causing the chopper to flip onto its side. Only the pilot was on board, and he was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries, authorities said. Long Beach Fire responded to the incident at approximately 1:09 p.m., according to fire spokesman Jake Heflin, who said a training pilot in his 40s was flying the aircraft at the time. Just before the...

    Courtney Tompkins
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  • Automotive accidents

    Man dies in East Long Beach collision after suffering possible medical issue

    A man died after apparently suffering a medical issue while driving and then crashing in Long Beach on Tuesday afternoon, according to authorities. The crash happened around 1:55 p.m. near the intersection of Bellflower Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway where a work truck collided with another vehicle, police said. Both vehicles were headed southbound on Bellflower, police said. It appears the truck’s driver had some kind of medical emergency before the crash,...

    Jeremiah Dobruck
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  • Automotive accidents

    Downey father killed in Angles Crest Highway motorcycle crash identified

    Loved ones are coming to grips with the sudden death of a Downey father of three who lost his life in a motorcycle crash in the Angeles National Forest north of La Canada Flintridge over the weekend. Marlon “Chris” Rivas, 42, died in the crash, which took place about 12:45 p.m. Saturday near

    Brian Day
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  • Automotive accidents

    Downey man killed in Angeles Crest Highway motorcycle crash

    A motorcyclist died Saturday afternoon in a crash on Angeles Crest Highway in the forest north of La Canada Flintridge, authorities said. The crash was reported about 12:30 p.m. near mile marker 27.5 of Angeles Crest Highway, just south of Mt. Lukens Truck Trail, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Stephan...

    Brian Day
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  • Transportation

    5 Freeway closure announced for Monday and Tuesday

    SANTA FE SPRINGS >> The 5 Freeway will be closed between Norwalk Boulevard and the 605 Freeway on Monday and Tuesday morning. The closures come as a result of plans to remove woodwork and temporary bridge supports from the Florence Avenue bridge. The freeway will be closed from 11:59 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday and 11:59 p.m. Monday to 5...

    Mike Sprague
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  • Transportation

    Few LA County communities count horses as major transportation modes, but Avocado Heights is one of them

    The day Alejandra Sandoval’s uncle got married, he put on his charro outfit and traveled a few miles to St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Hacienda Heights — on his horse. “Yup, he rode right up to the church, got off the horse, and got married,” said Sandoval, 27, a resident of the Avocado Heights Equestrian District. • Photos: Equine...

    Steve Scauzillo
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  • Transportation

    71 cited for bogus disabled parking placards at L.A. County Fair in Pomona

    Investigators checking disabled placards on vehicles parked outside the L.A. County Fair last weekend issued 71 misdemeanor citations for fraudulently using the parking passes, authorities said. California Department of Motor Vehicle investigators conducted the enforcement crackdown Sunday outside Pomona Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley...

    Brian Day
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