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Big money being spent to defeat incumbent L.A. City Council member

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Big money being spent to defeat incumbent L.A. City Council member

A sitting Los Angeles City Council member might be facing an uphill reelection battle as the business community and unions for police officers and firefighters have joined together to attack her campaign and support an opponent.

Councilmember Nithya Raman, 4th District, is being opposed by an independent committee funded by the Los Angeles Police Protective League and real estate company Douglas Emmett Management, according to a report in LAist.

The company has contributed $400,000, while the LAPPL contributed $164,000.

In addition, Ethan Weaver, a deputy city attorney running against Raman, has received support from the United Fire Fighters of Los Angeles City, which has spent more than $300,000 to support him and attack Raman for allowing homelessness to increase while she’s been in office, according to the report.

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“The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and Kilroy Realty also have made significant contributions to eject Raman,” according to LAist.

In contrast, Raman’s supporters, including “the hotel and restaurant workers union Unite Here Local 11 and Smart Justice, have attracted more than $200,000,” LAist adds.

It’s not all doom and gloom for Raman, however. She has outraised Weaver $368,000 to $252,000, according to Los Angeles Magazine.

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LAPD arrests 14 in retail theft blitz operations

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LAPD arrests 14 in retail theft blitz operations

Theft has continued to be a major issue for retailers in L.A. County, but the Los Angeles Police Department is stepping up its efforts to catch thieves in the act.

Recent retail theft bliz operations by the LAPD led to 14 arrests in downtown Los Angeles. Authorities targeted two locations in the past week, leading to the apprehension of multiple suspects.

The first occurred Feb. 29 at a retailer in the 600 block of South Broadway, where four suspects were arrested. They have been identified as:

  • 19-year-old Kristyanna Banuelos
  • 23-year-old Amayla Sutton
  • 35-year-old Vaneza Quioro
  • 38-year-old Mario Moreno

Then, on March 1, officers conducted a bliz at the FIGat7th Plaza, located in the area of 7th Street and Figuerora Street. Ten suspects were arrested, including three juveniles, whose identities are being withheld.

  • 25-year-old Valeria Vazquez-Zuniga
  • 32-year-old Alondra Leon
  • 38-year-old Darion Moore
  • 48-year-old Leila Vavalette
  • 53-year-old Edna Ordonez-Escobar
  • 53-year-old Quincy Davis
  • 54-year-old Augustus Evans

LAPD says several of the suspects were eligible for cite and release under the L.A. County felony an misdemeanor bail schedule, while others had outstanding warrants.

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2 men shot outside Los Angeles neighborhood sports bar

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2 men shot outside Los Angeles neighborhood sports bar

Two men were shot, including one fatally, outside of a sports bar in the Vermont Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles Sunday night.

The shooting was reported at West 120th and South Figueroa streets near the El Diamante Sports Bar shortly before 10 p.m.

Arriving officers located two male shooting victims, transporting one of them to a hospital in critical condition, Los Angeles Police Department Capt. Bennett said.

Police responded to a shooting in the Vermont Vista neighborhood on March 3, 2024. (KTLA)

The second victim was pronounced dead at the scene, Bennett said. No information regarding the victim’s age or identity was released.

A motive for the shooting was still under investigation.

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“There’s a sports bar that’s a little bit south of the intersection. It’s unknown what happened inside the bar prior to this,” Bennett said.

Video showed several bullet casings on the ground and a white tent covering the deceased victim as homicide detectives investigated the scene.

Investigators did not provide any information regarding the gunman or gunmen.

Bennett asked anyone with information to contact homicide detectives at 323-786-5100.

KTLA’s Nancy Fontan contributed to this report.    

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3 arrested, multiple vehicles impounded in Glendale for street racing

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3 arrested, multiple vehicles impounded in Glendale for street racing

The Glendale Police Department made 3 arrests during a recent one-night street racing and speed enforcement operation.

Officers also impounded multiple vehicles and handed out more than a dozen citations at the car meet-up on Saturday.

Glendale PD says it saw multiple instances of reckless driving, speeding, illegal modifications to vehicles, and some people carrying weapons at the meet-up.

No further details about the individuals who were arrested have been released.

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