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7:14am

Mon August 5, 2013
The Two-Way

Woman Killed In Venice Beach Rampage Was On Her Honeymoon

Originally published on Mon August 5, 2013 8:11 am

Flowers and notes have been left at the scene in Venice Beach, Calif., where Italian honeymooner Alice Gruppioni was killed and about a dozen more people were injured by a car that plowed through crowds on the boardwalk.
Robyn Beck AFP/Getty Images

7:52am

Sun August 4, 2013
The Two-Way

One Dead After Driver Plows Through Crowded L.A. Boardwalk

Originally published on Mon August 5, 2013 5:31 am

Police and fire officials respond after a car drove through a packed afternoon crowd along the Venice Beach boardwalk in Los Angeles on Saturday.
Maarten Smitskamp ASSOCIATED PRESS

A speeding car plowed through a crowd at Los Angeles' popular Venice Beach boardwalk, killing one person and injuring 11 others before he fled the scene. The driver apparently surrendered to police later.

The Associated Press reports that security video shows the driver of the black Dodge initially parked his car along the boardwalk on Saturday, and then minutes later got back in the vehicle and sped through the crowd. Hundreds of pedestrians were sent scrambling.

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1:41am

Thu July 25, 2013
Code Switch

After Years Of Violence, L.A.'s Watts Sees Crime Subside

Originally published on Thu July 25, 2013 8:48 am

Los Angeles police officers take a break during a basketball game with residents of the Nickerson Gardens housing project in July 2011. Violent crime at Nickerson Gardens and two nearby housing projects has fallen by almost half since 2010.
Thomas Watkins AP

On most weeknights, in the middle of his shift, Los Angeles police officer Keith Mott trades his gun and uniform for a T-shirt and shorts, and heads to a park in the Watts neighborhood of South Los Angeles. He's there to coach 7- and 8-year-old boys on the Pop Warner Pee Wee football team, the Watts Bears.

The kids come from three nearby housing projects: Jordan Downs, Nickerson Gardens and Imperial Courts. The park was carefully chosen. It's a neutral site for local gangs. Otherwise, most of the Bears' parents wouldn't allow them to come and play.

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5:29am

Tue July 16, 2013
The Two-Way

Zimmerman Trial: L.A. Mayor Calls For Calm After Violent Protests

Originally published on Tue July 16, 2013 10:05 am

Los Angeles Police Department officers in riot gear detain a man after disturbances in the streets around Leimert Park.
Kevork Djansezian Getty Images

Late into the night on Monday, after a round of violent protests ripped through Los Angeles in response to the acquittal of George Zimmerman, Mayor Eric Garcetti called for calm.

The Los Angeles Times reports that by the time the sun came up, at least 13 people had been arrested after police say they began breaking windows and stopping traffic.

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5:47am

Wed July 10, 2013
Around the Nation

No Smoking Signs Are Usually Pretty Simple

Originally published on Wed July 10, 2013 6:03 am

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