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Two face capital murder charges in officer’s death

LOS ANGELES — Two reputed gang members have been charged with capital murder stemming from the shooting of off-duty Los Angeles police Officer Juan Jose Diaz July 27 in Lincoln Heights amid what investigators called a 90-minute crime spree that included a separate attempted murder. Cristian Facundo, 20, of Murrieta, and Francisco Talamantes III, 23, Read More…

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Local officials call for stricter gun laws after weekend mass shootings

LOS ANGELES — Responding to a week of mass shootings that killed nearly three dozen people, Los Angeles city leaders Aug. 5 reiterated their calls for stricter gun-control laws. “The nation is reeling from these events,” City Attorney Mike Feuer said at the start of a news conference in his office on a separate topic. Read More…

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EVERY VOICE LIFTED: Los Angeles salutes BeBe Winans, three others for African- American Heritage Month

LOS ANGELES — Gospel singer BeBe Winans basked in the applause for his stellar music career on the City Hall’s south lawn, hoping to inspire as much as he is celebrated. “It is important for me to continue to take what God has given me and tell everyone that you were born with a purpose, Read More…