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July 22, 2000 | JOE MATHEWS and MANUEL GAMIZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Moving from bedroom to bedroom, an attacker slashed and stabbed five members of a much-admired Pico Rivera family early Friday, killing the father, two sons and a daughter and wounding the mother as they slept, authorities said. The floors of the Flores family's neatly kept yellow house in the 9600 block of Marjorie Street were streaked with blood when Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies arrived.
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April 12, 2014 | By Abby Sewell
An El Monte city councilman running for an open county supervisor's seat in the eastern part of the county said he would officially kick off off his campaign Saturday at his campaign office in El Monte, with other local officials and former U.S. Treasurer Rosario Marin. Juventino "J" Gomez, a U.S. Army veteran and former aide to County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, is one one of three candidates running to replace termed-out Supervisor Gloria Molina in the June 3 election. Former U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis is widely expected to win the seat because of her name recognition and advantage in fundraising.
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March 31, 2013 | By Nicole Santa Cruz
L.A. County sheriff's detectives are looking into whether the death of a man whose body was found in a Pico Rivera alley is a homicide. The body was found about 6:30 a.m Sunday in the 4800 block of Layman Avenue, the department said. Sheriff's detectives did not identify the body. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS. ALSO: Cesar Chavez honored with Google doodle Seven injured after sheriff's patrol car crashes into van Major flaws found in  GPS ankle monitors used for high-risk sex offenders Twitter: @nicolesantacruz nicole.santacruz@latimes.com
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March 29, 2014 | By Rong-Gong Lin II
Saturday's magnitude 4.1 aftershock near Rowland Heights suggests the cluster of earthquakes triggered by the 5.1 temblor Friday is moving northeast. The 2:32 p.m. earthquake occurred about three miles northeast of Friday night's large earthquake. Other aftershocks hit within 2.5 miles of the epicenter of the La Habra quake. “There could be additional earthquakes to the northeast,” said Caltech seismologist Egill Hauksson. But he noted scientists can't predict where earthquakes will go. “We just have to watch what happens,” Hauksson said.
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August 5, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
Authorities are continuing to investigate a shooting involving a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy and four men in Pico Rivera, they said Monday. Two deputies were patrolling southbound on Rosemead Boulevard near Shenandoah Street about 12:30 a.m. Sunday when they approached a man they saw spray-painting a wall, sheriff's department officials said. When the man saw the deputies, he got into a car with three other people and drove toward one of the deputies, who then shot at the approaching vehicle, officials said.
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January 3, 1985
Residents in the northern part of the city will have higher water bills beginning this month as a result of a 15% rate increase by the Pico Water District. The increase means the average monthly water bill will be about $1.86 higher after Jan. 1, according to Hal Maupin, general manager of the district, which serves 21,000 homes here. Maupin said the increase was needed to raise $1.2 million to pay for replacing 39 miles of pipe.
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June 13, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
Three people died Thursday night in Pico Rivera after two compact cars collided, authorities said. The victims appeared to have been ejected from one of the vehicles in the crash near San Gabriel River Parkway and Rose Hills Road near the 605 Freeway, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. "It's terrible," Lt. Andrew Meyer of the agency's Pico Rivera station told The Times. He said information coming from his deputies at the scene was preliminary. They were gathering evidence and trying to piece together what transpired.
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July 4, 2013 | By Abby Sewell, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
A man's body was found in a riverbed in Pico Rivera on Thursday morning, but it was not immediately clear how he died or whether foul play was involved. A passerby found the body about 9:50 a.m. near the San Gabriel River pathway, about 75 yards south of San Gabriel Boulevard, said Lt. Robert Smith of the Pico Rivera sheriff's station. The body was found in the bushes on the bank of the river, he said. Sheriff's detectives were on scene awaiting the coroner and the man has not yet been identified, Smith said.
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January 31, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz and Jason Wells
A man who barricaded himself inside a home in Pico Rivera caused a brief standoff with Los Angeles County sheriff's SWAT officers Friday morning after authorities served a narcotics-related search warrant. The standoff in the 4800 block of Grape Street started about 7 a.m. and ended a few hours later when SWAT officers stormed the house. They emerged a short time later with the man handcuffed.  There were no hostages involved in the standoff and authorities did not immediately release the man's name.
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May 8, 1986
The City Council has unanimously agreed to pay more than half of the $1.3-million widening of Whittier Boulevard between the city limits and Paramount Boulevard. The 1 1/2-mile project, which is scheduled to begin in December, is a key element in the city's cleanup of its downtown business district. The city will pay about $690,000 of the street improvements, while Caltrans will pay about $600,000.
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March 27, 2014 | By KTLA
A California Highway Patrol officer was injured Thursday during a pursuit that began in Downey and ended in East Los Angeles, officials said. Around 1 a.m. the Downey Police Department requested assistance from the CHP after a call about a residential burglary resulted in a pursuit, CHP Lt. Paul Medeiros told KTLA-TV . CHP officers pursued the Ford Econoline van on the 605 and 5 freeways and side streets for about an hour, Medeiros said. A crash occurred on Paramount Boulevard, nearing Slauson Avenue in Pico Rivera, when a CHP officer swerved to avoid hitting a third party not connected with the chase, Medeiros said.
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January 31, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz and Jason Wells
A man who barricaded himself inside a home in Pico Rivera caused a brief standoff with Los Angeles County sheriff's SWAT officers Friday morning after authorities served a narcotics-related search warrant. The standoff in the 4800 block of Grape Street started about 7 a.m. and ended a few hours later when SWAT officers stormed the house. They emerged a short time later with the man handcuffed.  There were no hostages involved in the standoff and authorities did not immediately release the man's name.
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January 29, 2014 | By Abby Sewell
An El Monte city councilman and former aide to County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich is wading into the race to replace termed-out Supervisor Gloria Molina, challenging former congresswoman and Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis. Juventino "J" Gomez has filed the required paperwork to begin fund-raising and said Wednesday that he will run for the seat. His official announcement is expected Thursday. Gomez, an El Monte councilman since 2003, worked for Los Angeles County for 38 years, first in the human resources department and then for 12 years as a senior deputy to Antonovich.
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December 12, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
Los Angeles County gang detectives believe a fugitive parolee wanted in three stabbing attacks is hiding in Southern California, officials said. Without elaborating, investigators said at a news conference Wednesday that they believe Alfred Tapia, 34, hasn't fled the area after allegedly stabbing his aunt, uncle and attacking his friend with a hammer over three days last week. “His tendency toward violence is evident,” said Sheriff's Lt. Martin Rodriguez. Tapia, known as “Rascal” with the East Side Whittier 13 Cole Street gang, is considered armed and dangerous, and anyone who sees him should call 911 immediately, officials said.
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December 11, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
Gang detectives in Los Angeles County were seeking the public's help Wednesday night in tracking down a man wanted in connection with three stabbing attacks. Alfred Tapia, 34, allegedly stabbed a relative in Pico Rivera on Dec. 3, leaving the victim with life-threatening injuries, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Tapia is suspected of attacking a friend with a hammer in Whitter two days later and then slashing the victim multiple times with a knife, department officials said.
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November 2, 2013 | By Angel Jennings and Christine Mai-Duc
Pico Rivera residents Luz and Jose Mendez arrived at Los Angeles International Airport around 8 a.m. Friday to catch a flight to Cancun for vacation. Before they boarded, the couple decided to stop at the Terminal 3 Starbucks for coffee. In line, they suddenly saw a group of people running toward them and then heard a series of gunshots. “Down! Down! Down! There's a shooter!” someone yelled. MORE: Eyewitness accounts of LAX shooting In the terminal food court, Demetrius Trammel was inside the Gladstone's 4 Fish restaurant kitchen when he saw a mob of people running frantically.
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September 26, 2013 | By Angel Jennings
A car driver who was killed when his vehicle plunged 150 feet down the side on Mt. Baldy on Tuesday has been identified as a 60-year-old Pico Rivera resident. Dennis Sandoval was found inside a car near Mt. Baldy and Shinn roads about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Los Angeles County coroner's Lt. Larry Dietz said.  When officers arrived, the vehicle was lodged in an embankment in the Angeles National Forest, Dietz said. Sandoval was pronounced dead at the scene. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of the crash.
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September 23, 2013 | By Hector Becerra
Authorities were at a loss to explain a wave of mayhem over the weekend that left a t least 10 people shot or stabbed to death in Los Angeles County. Ten others were injured in violence that stretched  from the High Desert city of Palmdale to the coastal community of Long Beach. "It's been going full tilt," L.A. County sheriff's Sgt. Rich Pena said. "I don't know what's going on here. " A uthorities sometimes see a spike in crime when the weather's hot and more people are outdoors, but the weekend was relatively cool.
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