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Walgreens security guard faces charges in shooting death

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office announced Dec. 31 that a former security guard at a Hollywood Walgreens will be charged with murder for the fatal shooting of an African-American man. Donald Vincent Ciota II, 28, faces one charge of murder for the Dec. 2 shooting of 21-year-old Jonathan Hart inside the Read More…

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Obama Highway sign installed

LOS ANGELES — Caltrans has finished installing the President Barack H. Obama highway signs renaming a portion of the Ventura (134) Freeway after the 44th president, state Sen. Anthony J. Portantino announced Dec. 20. The renaming was a result of legislation authored by Portantino, D-La Canada Flintridge, and Rep. Jimmy Gomez, D-Los Angeles. The legislation Read More…

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‘What is your New Year’s resolution for 2019?’

STREET BEAT Gwen Owens Los Angeles “To make my goal of moving to Europe for a year.” Shamine Sharpe Los Angeles “To learn how to communicate better.” Darrin D.Note Milton Los Angeles “To have more peace and patience.” Judson Tutwiler Los Angeles “To quit smoking and be more frugal with my economics and finances.” Compiled Read More…