Baby boy born 11 minutes after 11 a.m.
Delivered in room 1111
MISSION HILLS, Calif.—It was all things 11-11 today at a Mission Hills hospital as a baby boy was delivered at 11 minutes after 11 a.m. on 11/11/11, and officials said the delivery even took place in room 1111.
Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, in a statement from spokesperson Patricia Aidem, said the 9-pound, 4-ounce baby boy was named Alexander David Hockaday Ruiz. He measured 21 inches at birth and he is the fifth child of Angela Hockaday.
Room 1111 is in the hospital’s new Women’s Pavilion.
The medical center planned an afternoon news conference to introduce the child. In addition to the baby and family members, Dr. Farid Yasharpour, identified as from obstetrics and gynecology, and labor and delivery nurses from the birth are expected to attend the media briefing.
COMPTON, Calif.—A 15-year-old boy who has been charged as an adult was scheduled to be arraigned today on a murder charge stemming from a shooting that killed a 14-month-old boy and wounded his father in Watts earlier this month.
Donald Ray Dokins is scheduled to appear in Compton Superior Court this morning to enter a plea to one count of murder stemming from death of Angel Cortez on June 4 and one count of attempted murder for allegedly shooting the boy's father, Mauro, in the shoulder.
ORANGE, Calif.—A 31-year-old La Habra woman was in custody today on suspicion of throwing her 7-month-old son from a parking structure at Children’s Hospital Orange County, leaving him critically injured.
The baby was listed in very critical condition after being thrown from the second, third or possibly the fourth floor of the structure at 455 S. Main St. around 6:20 p.m. Monday, Orange police Sgt. Dan Adams said.
“We don’t think this was an accident,” Adams said.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—The Los Angeles City Council approved a $75,000 reward today for information leading to the conviction of whoever fired the shot that killed a 22-month-old boy in the arms of his uncle, who was critically wounded.
Joshua Montes and uncle Josefat Canchola were on a porch facing a backyard in the 1200 block of East 55th Street about 8:30 p.m. Monday when they were shot, police Capt. Mark Olvera said. Both suffered head wounds.
The shots were fired from the east side of Hoover Street, about 40 yards away, police said.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—The City of Los Angeles Gun Buyback program will offer $100 and $200 gift certificates to people who turn in weapons this Saturday at several locations.
"This is designed to take guns off the streets,'' Los Angeles Police Department Capt. Ivan Minsal told the San Fernando Valley Sun.
"If you have a firearm that you no longer use, maybe you no longer go to the shooting range or if your life has changed and you don't have any need for that firearm, this is an easy way and the proper way to dispose of them.''
LANCASTER, Calif.—An autopsy was pending today on the body of a 4-month-old Lancaster girl who died at home under what sheriff's detectives called suspicious circumstances.
Molly McKay was found dead in a home in the 8800 block of West Avenue D-10 about 6:30 a.m. today, according to the coroner's office. It was unclear who was supposed to be caring for the baby at the time or why authorities were sent to the address.
A sheriff's spokesman declined to say why detectives termed the death suspicious.