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July 2, 2013

In Memoriam

Four firefighters from Southern California killed in Arizona wildfire
Four firefighters from Southern California were among 19 killed Sunday as they were overcome by fire during the attack on a 13-square-mile wildfire northwest of Phoenix. They included Kevin Woyjeck, the son of LA County Fire Capt. Joe Woyjeck, was killed Sunday when the fire overcame the members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. He was 21.

Law Enforcement

LAPD seeks clues in Mid-Wilshire shooting death
Los Angeles police Monday night were seeking the public's help in finding a gunman who killed a 42-year-old man in front of his Mid-Wilshire home. Milton Fernandez was pronounced dead at the scene early Monday in the 1400 block of Cloverdale Avenue, the Los Angeles Police Department said. The attacker walked up to Fernandez and two neighbors about 3:25 p.m. and fired multiple rounds, the LAPD said. Anyone with information regarding Fernandez's slaying is asked to call Det. Jose Robledo or Det. George Bowens at (213) 382-9482.
Los Angeles Times

LAPD seeking help in identifying suspects in recently released robbery footage
Video footage has been released of two suspects who are being sought for holding up a mobile phone store. The Boost Mobile Cell Phone store in the 500 block of East Florence Avenue was robbed on June 21 at approximately 11:15 a.m., according to Los Angeles police. One suspect reportedly posed as a customer and walked up to the counter, while his accomplice, armed with a gun, walked behind the counter and ordered employees to the ground.

South LA man armed with Uzi fired 'numerous rounds' at LAPD
A South Los Angeles man was in custody Monday after he allegedly shot an Uzi sub-machine gun at police. Officers responded to a report of a child crying in the 1400 block of 88th Street and Vermont Avenue at 11:30 p.m. Sunday, according to Sgt. Rudy Alaniz of the Los Angeles Police Department 77th Street Station. When they arrived on scene, an unidentified man allegedly fired six to eight shots from an Israeli-made Uzi at officers as they attempted to make contact with him at the residence, Alaniz said.

'Asian wig' bandit sought, LAPD offering $25,000 reward
Los Angeles authorities on Monday offered a $25,000 reward and asked for the public's help in the arrest and conviction of a man suspected of being responsible for some 15 robberies in L.A., Glendale, West Covina, Rancho Cucamonga and Chula Vista. Called the "Asian wig" bandit, the suspect enters businesses disguised as a female in a wig and sunglasses, then pulls out a handgun and orders employees to the ground while demanding money and jewelry.
Los Angeles Daily News

Man accused of wounding 2 officers died of suicide, officials say
A Willowbrook man who allegedly shot a Los Angeles police officer in the face last week during a probation check died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, L.A. County coroner's officials said Monday. The autopsy on Howard Michael Carl Partee, 33, determined the death was a suicide, said Ed Winter, assistant chief of operations for the coroner's office. The wounded LAPD gang officer, who has not been identified, is recovering from two gunshot wounds - one to the face and the other to the neck.
Los Angeles Times

LAPD answering 'man with a gun' call in San Pedro shoot suspect
The Los Angeles Police Department on Monday still had not disclosed the name of the man who was shot and wounded by a police officer in San Pedro over the weekend. Officers were responding to a call of a man with gun at about 3 a.m. Sunday in the 1200 block of West 15th Street. The officers shot and wounded the man, who was reportedly armed at the time of the confrontation. The suspect remains in police custody at a hospital, where he is in stable condition, where he is in police custody, said LAPD officer Cleon Joseph.
Torrance Daily Breeze

Data breaches accessed information of 2.5 million Californians
Electronic data breaches put the personal information of 2.5 million Californians at risk in 2012, according to a new report released Monday by Attorney General Kamala Harris. State law requires businesses and government agencies to notify consumers when a data breach might have put their personal information at risk. A bill passed in 2012 also requires companies to report a breach to the attorney general when more than 500 consumers' information has been accessed.
Sacramento Bee

City Government

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti opens doors to public on Day One
Mayor Eric Garcetti threw his doors open to the public on his first full day on the job, meeting with average residents to hear neighborhood concerns and hosting a roundtable with smaller business groups that don't always get their voices heard at City Hall. Signifying his goal of shaking up City Hall, L.A's new mayor ushered in a host of symbolic changes to Spring Street.
Los Angeles Daily News

First day at City Hall for 5 new council members, city attorney and city controller
It was very much a "first day at school" kind of feeling at Los Angeles City Hall on Monday, with five new City Council members, a new city attorney and a new city controller taking over. With freshly painted walls, new signs on the doors and boxes and boxes of material to unpack, it was a day where they began to set the routine of how their offices will operate.
Los Angeles Daily News

Herb Wesson seeks second term as powerful president of LA City Council
Eric Garcetti is in his first day as L.A.'s mayor, but at City Hall, there's another man whose power rivals that of the mayor - and on Tuesday Herb Wesson hopes to extend his sway when the City Council votes on whether to give him a second term as council president. There's no question that when it comes to the council chamber at City Hall, Wesson is in charge.
Southern California Public Radio


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