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Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza
A car crashed through an entrance to the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza mall Wednesday morning and teetered on a walkway over the first floor. No one was hurt. The mall, located at 3650 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., was not open at the time of the accident. Firefighters with an urban search and rescue team worked to remove the car from the building. The car apparently came through glass doors and about 100 feet into the mall before lodging itself near the escalators. The driver was apparently was uninjured.
PALMDALE, Calif. — A man was killed today in a two-vehicle crash in the Littlerock area near Palmdale, authorities said.
The crash occurred at about 4:30 a.m. on Avenue T at Dunford Avenue, according to the California Highway Patrol.
According to the preliminary investigation, Jose Olivarez, 41, of Littlerock, was driving a 1998 Plymouth Voyager east on Avenue T when he turned left at Dunford Avenue “directly into the path of a westbound 2006 Chrysler,” the CHP said in a statement.
Hundreds of potential hires turned out on Thursday to meet with subcontractors for the Forum Renovation Project.
The meeting was held at Faithful Central Bible Church, the former owner of the Forum. The historic but rundown arena in Inglewood was sold to Madison Square Garden in June 2012.
The facility, built in 1967, was the former home of the Lakers and Kings, and the site of numerous memorable rock concerts.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — A 46-year-old man died after being punched multiple times outside a liquor store in South Los Angeles, police said today.
The assault occurred at 11:30 p.m. Friday in the 2100 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, near Arlington Avenue, said Detective Gus Villanueva of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Section.
COMPTON, Calif. — A pickup truck was driven into a business in Compton this morning, causing both the vehicle and the building to catch fire, and investigators believe the crash was an intentional act of arson.
The crash happened around 2:45 a.m. at a strip mall at the intersection of Santa Fe Avenue and Pine Street, said the watch commander of the sheriff’s Compton Station.
The driver of the pickup truck fled the scene and was not immediately apprehended, he said.
Buffalo Wild Wings franchise owners Karim Webb and Edward Barnett have announced that their Torrance and Baldwin Hills locations will donate $1 from each chocolate fudge cake purchased through April 26 to the American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts in response to the bombings at the Boston Marathon. “It’s a small gesture but a symbol of our support of the people in Boston,” explained co-owner Barnett.