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Hallucinating Hiker Rescued in California Had Meth in Car

Hallucinating Hiker Rescued in California Had Meth in Car

Last month, the story of two missing hikers found after four days made headlines, and the story of them hallucinating in the California forest made the ordeal that much more compelling. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Javier Adolfo Viera Charged with Setting Over 20 Fires in California

LATINO BLOTTER: Javier Adolfo Viera Charged with Setting Over 20 Fires in California

Pasadena authorities in California have arrested Javier Adolfo Viera, 35, on suspicsion of setting 25 brush or car fires over the last four months. Apparently Viera arson binge started in November with him throwing out incendiary devices, concocted at home, from his car at dry brush in the Pasadena. continue reading »

JUST IN:  Latina Women Injured During Police Search for Rogue Cop Dorner Get $4.2M Settlement

JUST IN:  Latina Women Injured During Police Search for Rogue Cop Dorner Get $4.2M Settlement

The Los Angeles Police Department and the City of Los Angeles have reached a $4.2 million settlement with the Latina mother and daughter injured during the manhunt for rogue cop Christopher Dorner. continue reading »

Suspect in California Double Homicide Arrested in Mexico

Suspect in California Double Homicide Arrested in Mexico

U.S. Marshal Don O’Keefe is proud to announce the arrest of Pedro Medina-Castillon, who is wanted to stand trial in the Superior Court of California, Santa Clara County, for two counts of homicide. continue reading »

Border Patrol Arrests Prolific Mexican Immigrant Smuggler in San Diego

Border Patrol Arrests Prolific Mexican Immigrant Smuggler in San Diego

U.S. Border Patrol is announcing the arrest of one of San Diego’s most prolific immigrant smuggler, Martel Valencia-Cortez. Cortez was captured when several illegal border crossers were arrested in Boulevard, California shortly after entering the country illegally. continue reading »

Random Violence:  Homeless Man Sets Man on Fire Inside His Car

Random Violence:  Homeless Man Sets Man on Fire Inside His Car

Long Beach, California authorities are investigating a horrific act of random violence that left a 63-year-old man clinging to life after being set on fire. continue reading »

He Did What? Man Attempts to Saw Off His Own Arms at Home Depot

He Did What? Man Attempts to Saw Off His Own Arms at Home Depot

On Wednesday, a man walked into a California Home Depot and tried to saw his arms off. At around 12:24 p.m., an unidentified man walked into the West Covina Home Dep continue reading »

CBP Seizes $120,000 Worth of Meth in California

CBP Seizes $120,000 Worth of Meth in California

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Calexico downtown port of entry arrested a U.S. citizen after discovering $120,000 worth of methamphetamine hidden in his vehicle. continue reading »

Who Did Jenna Jameson Beat Up? Hopefully Not her Ex Tito Ortiz

Who Did Jenna Jameson Beat Up? Hopefully Not her Ex Tito Ortiz

Adult star and porn entrepreneur, Jenna Jameson was arrested in Newport Beach, California on battery charges. The ex-finance of Tito Ortiz allegedly assaulted an unidentified person inside a home in the Balboa Peninsula. continue reading »

JUST IN:  Son of Mega-Church Pastor Rick Warren Commits Suicide

JUST IN:  Son of Mega-Church Pastor Rick Warren Commits Suicide

Mega-church Pastor Rick Warren issued a family statement that their youngest son, Matthew, committed suicide at his home. The 27-year-old according to family members struggled with mental illness most of his life. continue reading »

Police Dog in Recovery After Being Thrown from 2nd Floor Window

Police Dog in Recovery After Being Thrown from 2nd Floor Window

A police officer's job is dangerous and it makes no difference if that officer has two legs of four furry ones. On Sunday, police in Fontana, California sent police dog Jaris into a home in which an a continue reading »

Spanish Book Lovers Await LeaLA Book Fair in May

Spanish Book Lovers Await LeaLA Book Fair in May

The largest Spanish book competition in the U.S., LeaLa also known as The Spanish Book Fair of Los Angeles is expecting close to record crowds nearing 100,000. The event is held from May 17-19, 2013. continue reading »

Cecilia Preciado Burciaga, Chicano/Latino Student Champion, Dies at 67

Cecilia Preciado Burciaga, Chicano/Latino Student Champion, Dies at 67

Cecilia Preciado Burciaga, mentor and advocate to countless minority students and the first high-ranking Latina administrator at a top university, has died at age 67 from lung cancer. continue reading »

Girl, 9, Braves Darkness, Wildlife to Get Help for Father After Car Crash

Girl, 9, Braves Darkness, Wildlife to Get Help for Father After Car Crash

At around 1 a.m. Sunday morning a young girl and her father were driving home on a Southern California highway when the father lost control of the vehicle around a steep curve and it plunged off the side of the highway. continue reading »

Daniel Martinez-Leffew, 12, Has A Message for Justice Roberts About His Gay Dads (VIDEO)

Daniel Martinez-Leffew, 12, Has A Message for Justice Roberts About His Gay Dads (VIDEO)

The adopted son of a gay couple recently recorded a video message for Supreme Court Justice John Roberts regarding California's Proposition 8. Daniel Martinez-Leffew, 12, lives in northern California with his dads Bryan and Jay continue reading »