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1943 - Army Air Force pilot Loncie L. Tucker, on training run, dies when his P-38 fighter crashes at Wayside Honor Rancho (later Pitchess Detention Center) in Castaic [story]
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2 Federal Buildings in Downtown L.A. Damaged During Protest
Monday, Jul 27, 2020

At least two federal buildings, including a courthouse in downtown Los Angeles were damaged Saturday night as hundreds of protesters marched through downtown while police used less-lethal rounds on a small group that smashed windows. The Los Angeles Police Department issued a citywide alert around 7...

Supes Expected to Review Motion Urging LASD, Police Departments to Update Use-of-Force Policies
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is expected to review a motion Tuesday that urges the Sheriff’s Department, and the 46 different police departments within the county, to update their use-of-force policies and where appropriate new ones, such as requiring officers to intervene and halt officers...

LAPD Officer From Valencia Gets Probation in Fraud Case
Friday, Jul 26, 2019

A Los Angeles Police Department traffic officer who lives in Valencia was sentenced earlier this month to three years probation after pleading no contest to one misdemeanor count in a workers’ compensation insurance fraud case. Officer Jason Gordon, 48, appeared July 2 in a courtroom at the Criminal...

LA Judge Orders Police Misconduct Records Unsealed
Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019

By Martin Macias Jr. LOS ANGELES – A California judge lifted a temporary seal on Los Angeles police misconduct records Tuesday, striking a blow to police unions that say unsealing the records violates officers’ constitutional rights to privacy. The Los Angeles Police Protective League sued to bar...

Arrests Made During Multi-Agency, Human Trafficking Taskforce Operation
Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019

In conjunction with Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Assistant Sheriff Maria Gutierrez announced details and results from the fifth annual Operation Reclaim and Rebuild enforcement operation, conducted by the Los Angeles Regional Human Trafficking Task Force and more than 90 participating federal state...

Santa Clarita Resident Michel Moore in Running for LAPD Chief
Monday, May 21, 2018

Michel Moore, the Los Angeles Police Department’s First Assistant Chief and a Santa Clarita resident, is one of three finalists in the search for a new LAPD chief. Moore, a 35-year veteran of the LAPD, along with LAPD Deputy Chief Robert Arcos and San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott, also an...

Body Found in Northern California ID’d as Missing Actress Adea Shabani
Wednesday, Mar 28, 2018

The body of a woman found in a shallow grave in Northern California Tuesday has been positively identified by authorities as that of aspiring actress-model Adea Shabani, who family members reported missing from her Los Angeles home on March 1. During an autopsy conducted by Placer County Morgue officials...

Armed Robbery Suspects Arrested After Pursuit Ends in Newhall
Monday, Sep 25, 2017

Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department pursued three men suspected of robbing a pair of MetroPCS stores into Newhall Friday night, according to officials. The suspects, whose identities were not immediately available, were accused of robbing two MetroPCS stores, one on the 8000 block of Foothill,...

LAPD Officer from Canyon Country Dead in Motorcycle Crash
Friday, Sep 22, 2017

John Gasparyan, an off-duty Los Angeles Police Department officer and Canyon Country resident, died when his motorcycle crashed in Porter Ranch around 6:50 p.m. Thursday. Gasparyan, 34, collided with a white sedan that was making a U-turn near the intersection of Tampa Avenue and Chatsworth Street, according...

West L.A. Chase Ends in Sand Canyon Collision
Monday, Nov 7, 2016

California Highway Patrol and Los Angeles Police Department officers ended a stolen car pursuit in Sand Canyon after it began in West Los Angeles Sunday evening. Read the full story [here].

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1943 - Army Air Force pilot Loncie L. Tucker, on training run, dies when his P-38 fighter crashes at Wayside Honor Rancho (later Pitchess Detention Center) in Castaic [story]
Loncie Tucker
1978 - Original Colossus coaster opens at Magic Mountain [watch it being built]
Colossus under construction
1926 - Film director Mel Brooks born in Brooklyn; shot "Blazing Saddles" at Vasquez Rocks and "Robin Hood: Men In Tights" in Sand Canyon [story]
Mel Brooks
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