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Los Angeles Sees Sharp Increase In Violent Crimes

Violent crime in Los Angeles increased by nearly 16 percent during the first half of this year compared with the same period a year ago, authorities said today. Statistics released today by the Los Angeles Police Department also showed an increase in property crimes by 3.8 percent, and a 6.3 percent hike in overall crime in the past 12 months. Read More

112 Foreign Nationals Arrested In Federal Operation Targeting Criminal Aliens

A Mexican national convicted of the attempted murder of a peace officer was among 112 foreign nationals arrested in the Los Angeles area during a federal operation targeting "at-large criminal aliens," officials said today. The four-day operation, which ended Wednesday night, was conducted by personnel from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Read More

Memorial Service To Be Held For Slain Long Beach Police Dog

A memorial service will be held today for a Long Beach police dog who was fatally shot while working to apprehend a knife- wielding suspect who was also killed in the gunfire. Credo, a 4-year-old Belgian Malinois, was killed June 28 as police were trying to arrest a suspect wanted in connection with a December 2014 gang-related shooting. Credo had been with the department for about two years. Read More

Man Arrested In Mission Hills Stabbing

A man was taken into custody today on suspicion of fatally stabbing another man in the Mission Hills area. The crime occurred at about 11:45 p.m. Tuesday in the 13900 block of La Rue Street, according to the coroner's office and the Los Angeles Police Department. Read More

L.A. Police ‘Bewildered’ Over Police Shootings

Los Angeles police officers were left "bewildered" by the recent targeting of their colleagues in other cities -- including the attack in Baton Rouge that killed three police officers -- but they remain "motivated" to hit the streets daily to protect the public, police Chief Charlie Beck said today.   Read More

Rodeo Drive’s Bijan Sold For Record Price

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Longtime Rodeo Drive staple Bijan has been sold, L.A. Business Journal and Women’s Wear Daily both reported late Thursday.  The trademark yellow by-appointment-only store sold for at least $67 million, according to the L.A. Business Journal.

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Beverly Hills News – Piesta Comes To The Farmers’ Market Sunday

Pie eating competition copy  The Pie Bake a’la Beverly Hills & Piesta, the pie-loving, pie-baking event of the season, returns to the Beverly Hills Farmers Market this Sunday, June 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the market’s Civic Center Drive location.   The free event features a curated pie competition, pie tasting, pie-eating competition for kids and adults, and pie-themed activities including ingredient juggling, pie making and decorating and sifting through pastry flour for buried treasure.   Read More