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English Bulldog Stolen from Owner at Gunpoint in West Hollywood

The dog's owner, Justin Garcia, was walking his bulldog named Capone, and while he went to retrieve belongings from his car, the suspects got out of their vehicle and confronted him at gunpoint.

November 7, 2023

No Arrests Made In Death of 69-Year-Old Jewish Man Who Died After Dueling Protests In Thousand Oaks

Ventura County Medical Examiner Dr. Christopher Young told reporters that 69-year-old Paul Kessler had injuries to his head and facial area, including non-lethal bruising on the left side of his face that would be consistent with being struck.

November 7, 2023

Video: Veteran LAPD Officer Chokes Handcuffed R&B Producer After He Spits At Him During Mental Health Crisis

Body-worn camera footage captured LAPD Officer Oswaldo Pedemonte choking a suicidal music producer who was handcuffed to a gurney in North Hollywood last month, after the producer appeared to spit in the officer’s direction.

November 6, 2023

L.A. City Council Members Seek To Remove ‘No Street-Vending’ Zones on Hollywood Walk of Fame With New Motion

“The no-vending zone on Hollywood Boulevard targets immigrant street vendors who work so hard to provide for their families... the exact people we should be trying to support," said L.A. City Council Member Hugo Soto-Martínez, a son of street vendors. Still, for some, the motion may fall short.

November 3, 2023

CD14 Candidate Wendy Carrillo Arrested For Driving With a Blood-Alcohol Count At Least ‘Double the Legal Limit’

Jail records reviewed by L.A. TACO show that Carrillo was arrested at 1:35 AM on Friday and officially booked at around four in the morning.

November 3, 2023

L.A. Restaurant Owners: Take Our Quick Survey About the Struggles of Running a Food Business

We know that food businesses are struggling, but why? Is it because tens of thousands of actors and screenwriters have been out of work for months due to the strikes? Or are people just eating out less? These are some of the questions we hope business owners can help us answer in our survey.

November 3, 2023

USC Student Allegedly Raped by Lyft Driver on Halloween Night

“Based on the information available at this time, we have not identified a report or ride matching the description and can’t confirm it involved the Lyft platform,” a spokesperson for Lyft told L.A. TACO on Thursday.

November 2, 2023

LAPD’s Fireworks Explosion in South L.A. Has Cost Taxpayers More Than $9 Million, According to City Controller

So far, the city has spent more than four and half million dollars covering the costs of keeping dozens of families sheltered, mostly in a Downtown hotel.

November 2, 2023

Three Pedestrians Killed by Drivers on Two Mile Stretch of the 101 Freeway in Less Than a Month

Wednesday's fatality comes two days after another pedestrian was killed by a driver on the 101.

November 1, 2023

Arson, Lies, and Family Cover-Ups: New Details Emerge In PnB Rock Murder

The 17-year-old suspect who allegedly shot PnB Rock to death was arrested four days before the alleged murder for possession of a firearm at a park, Rolling Stone reported.

October 31, 2023