City News Service
A man armed with a gun was shot and killed by a sheriff’s deputy in the unincorporated Willowbrook area near South Los Angeles after allegedly pointing the weapon at the deputy following a foot chase. Deputies from the Sheriff’s Century Station were on patrol in Mona Park, in the area of 121st Street and Willowbrook Avenue Friday afternoon. When the deputies entered the parking lot, they saw a group of about 10 to 15 people and one of them was holding a gun. The suspect spotted the deputies and ran out of the parking lot with a deputy chasing after him. The deputy chased the suspect down a driveway and into the backyard of a nearby home where the suspect “engaged the deputy by pointing his firearm at (the deputy),” who opened fire, striking the suspect, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
An Orange County Superior Court judge has issued a temporary restraining order against the billionaire founder of the Pacific Investment Management Company in a lawsuit filed by his Laguna Beach neighbors who claim he is harassing them with loud music, including the “Gilligan’s Island” theme on a loop throughout the night. The lawsuit filed by Mark Towfiq and Carol Nakahara against Bill Gross and his girlfriend Amy Schwartz alleges that the ex-PIMCO leader has subjected his neighbors to a “targeted campaign of harassment and abuse” following a dispute over an art installation on Gross’ property. A hearing on the lawsuit is scheduled for October 30th in the Central Justice Center in Santa Ana.
Los Angeles County health officials are recommending flu shots for all in hopes of avoiding a surge of hospital demand due to influenza and COVID-19. Although coronavirus hospitalizations have been generally trending downward since July, health officials still fear a potential spike in hospital demand if the region experiences a severe flu season while the COVID-19 pandemic is still raging. The county has developed a plan to provide vaccinations for the homeless and residents and staff at skilled nursing facilities. Health officials say everyone 6 months old and older should be immunized, particularly those at high risk of becoming seriously ill, such as pregnant women, children, people over 65 and those with chronic medical conditions.
A 68-year-old man from the Westlake district is missing. Marco Deleon was last seen at his home in the 100 block of South Commonwealth Avenue, near First Street and Beverly Boulevard, about 11 Sunday night. Deleon is Hispanic, 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weighs about 145 pounds with gray hair, brown eyes and a full beard. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, striped black and white pajama pants and black slippers. Anyone with information on Deleon’s whereabouts was asked to call Detective Joseph Harris at 213-382-6628 or the LAPD’s Olympic Division Watch Commander at 213-382-9102.
The Dodgers will play another elimination game today after their 7-3 victory cut the Atlanta Braves lead in the National League Championship Series to three game to two. The Dodgers took a 4-2 lead on Will Smith’s three-run homer with two outs in the sixth. The Dodgers added three runs in the seventh on Corey Seager’s home run. Seager also homered in the fourth for the Dodgers first run. Right-hander Walker Buehler will pitch for the Dodgers while left-hander Max Fried will be the Braves starting pitcher.
The National Wildlife Federation’s International Urban Wildlife Week is set to begin today, with a weeklong series of online events culminating next Saturday with its annual festival honoring the mountain lion P-22 that was photographed walking at night near the famous Hollywood sign. This year’s events will be open to people from throughout the world and will allow participants to create their own wildlife avatar and use it to help a virtual version of the famed mountain lion, whom biologists suspect has crossed the 405 and 101 freeways — safely across the 101 freeway and beyond. Today’s event, “Wildlife 2 Watts,” begins at 2 this afternoon featuring 3rd Rock Hip Hop’s Warren Dickson in a live virtual broadcast filled with music and a special wildlife guest appearance from members of Teranga Ranch, a wildlife education organization.
There will be areas of low clouds and fog in the morning, then it will be sunny. Highs will be in the mid-to-upper-70s at the beaches, the mid-80s to around 90 inland, 90 to 100 in the San Fernando Valley, the upper-80s to mid-90s in the San Gabriel Valley the lower-to-mid-90s in the Santa Clarita Valley and the upper-80s to mid-90s in the Antelope Valley. Air quality will be in the moderate to unhealthy for sensitive groups range.