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Torrance homicide

The coroner's office today released the name of a man who was shot to death on the front porch of a Torrance residence. He was Christopher Beasley, 25, of Torrance, said coroner's Lt. Larry Dietz.

Liquor store death

An employee at a liquor store in North Hollywood was shot and killed during a robbery at the business, police said today. He was Mohammed Kalam, 61, of North Hollywood, according to the coroner's office.

Rome mayor will not support Olympics bid

Los Angeles’ chances for hosting the Olympics in 2024 may have gotten stronger Wednesday, with Rome’s mayor saying she will not support her city’s bid.

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LAUSD changes school start by a week

Classes will begin one week later in the Los Angeles Unified School District next year, then begin another week later the following year under a plan approved Tuesday by the Board of Education.

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Kevin Love matches Russell Westbrook’s donation

UCLA alums have gifting battle

Not to be outdone by his former UCLA traveling roommate, former Bruin-turned-NBA star Kevin Love has made a record-tying donation toward construction of the university’s basketball training facility, matching an earlier gift by Russell Westbrook, officials said today.

Tragniew Park killing

Detectives and family members of a 61-year-old woman fatally injured during a fight in a Compton park last month are appealing today to anyone who witnessed the killing to come forward.

Santa Monica Pier stabbing

A homeless man suspected of stabbing an employee of a restaurant on the Santa Monica Pier after unsuccessfully demanding free food is scheduled to be arraigned today on charges including attempted murder.

Man arrested for 'revenge porn'

Police today sought other possible victims of a Reseda man arrested on suspicion of “revenge porn.”

Widow sues hit-and-run killer of her husband

The widow of a late math and music teacher from Valencia is suing the man accused of her husband’s May hit-run death as well as the man’s employer. Valerie Pryor’s Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit, filed Thursday, alleges a supervisor of 28-year-old Canyon Country resident Lucas James Guidroz at LA Fitness knew or should have known about his employee’s heroin addiction, yet allowed him to  drive away from the job on his own while impaired.

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Usher gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Usher was honored with the 2,588th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this week, just a few days before the upcoming release of his latest album, “Hard to Love.”

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