This Week In The News (04/29-05/03)
FBI Says It Thwarted A Planned Terrorist Attack By A Man In Los Angeles Area
Monday, April 29 (NPR) – The FBI announced it arrested Mark Steven Domingo, 26, last Friday, who had conspired to stage a terrorist attack in Long Beach. Domingo had planned to detonate an improvised explosive device on Sunday at a white supremacist rally. He expressed his violent intents on the Internet and discussed several attacks with an FBI informant, according to an affidavit.
Over 1,000 Quarantined at Los Angeles Colleges Amid Measles Outbreak
Monday, April 29 (Democracy Now) – One student at UCLA and another at Cal State Los Angeles contracted measles, prompting Los Angeles health officials to quarantine more than 1,000 students and staff at the two campuses. Hundreds may have been exposed to the virus. According to L.A. County Public Health Director, Barbara Ferrer, those quarantined were ordered to remain home and not attend school/work or use public or commercial transportation.
Bus Accident On West 10 Freeway Causes Fatality
Tuesday, April 30 (CBS Los Angeles) – A Metro bus was rear-ended by another vehicle on the westbound 10 Freeway in Alhambra Tuesday night. The car behind the bus caught fire and one person from it was taken to the hospital. There were no reports of injuries on the bus, where there were four people plus the driver onboard at the time. However, one fatality was reported in the accident. A backup caused by the crash and subsequent police investigation stretched from Alhambra to Garfield.
Mayor Crashes SUV into Police Officer on Motorcycle, Sends Him Flying into Fountain
Thursday, May 2 (ABC News) – Mayor James Butts of Inglewood California crashed his SUV into a police officer on a motorcycle, launching into a water fountain. The officer, who was not named, was injured but expected to recover. He was wearing a helmet at the time. Video of the accident was captured by a surveillance camera. Once a police officer and later police chief in Santa Monica, Butts has served as the mayor of Inglewood since 2011.
31-Year-Old Killed in Torrance Motorcycle Crash Mourned
Wednesday, May 1 (NBC Los Angeles) – Matthew Izzo, 31, a motorcyclist killed in a crash with a car Saturday night, was identified Wednesday as a Torrance resident. The driver of the 2016 Ford Fusion, a 21-year-old woman, was treated at the scene. The collision occurred as the Ford made a left turn off the service road of the 4000 block of Sepulveda Boulevard, near Kent Avenue. Police do not believe drugs or alcohol contributed to the accident.
Pursuit of Suspected Stolen Vehicle Ends in Crash Involving Officers in Encino
Wednesday, May 1 (KTLA5) – On Wednesday morning, two police officers were injured while pursuing a suspected stolen vehicle in Encino. Both sustained minor injuries and complained of pain. According to the LAPD, the collision occurred at about 10:09 a.m. near Ventura Boulevard and Rubio Avenue. Police were still searching for the suspect at around 11:30 a.m.
Possibly Armed Driver Ends Standoff Peacefully in Newport Beach Parking Lot
Wednesday, May 1 (NBC Los Angeles) – Following a police pursuit across Orange County and hour-long standoff at a Newport Beach lot, a parole violator was taken into custody. The pursuit, which began at Pacific Coast Highway and Beverly Street, was initiated by the Laguna Police Department, and then taken over by the Orange County Highway Patrol. During the chase, the driver told authorities he was armed. He has an extensive criminal history that includes fraud and assault with a deadly weapon.
Speeding Motorcyclist Killed in Crash with SUV
Wednesday, May 1 (Fox 5 San Diego) – A motorcyclist riding a 2001 Yamaha R-1 was killed in a collision with a 2018 Lincoln SUV Wednesday afternoon near Ramona. The California Highway Patrol reported the accident occurred shortly before 1 p.m. on San Vicente Road, after the SUV approached from Vista Vicente Drive. Witnesses say the motorcyclist was wearing a helmet but was acting recklessly. He died at the scene despite efforts to resuscitate him, according to police.