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August 31, 2013 | By Carla Rivera
Homicide detectives Saturday were investigating the death of an 8-month-old baby who drowned at a home in Valinda, authorities said. The drowning was reported at about 8:50 a.m. Friday in the 1500 block of Pass and Covina Road, according to Los Angeles County sheriff's officials. The baby was transported to a local hospital and later pronounced dead. The child's name and sex were not released. ALSO: Filner, out as mayor, still faces criminal investigation Yosemite fire battle hampered by hotter weather Judge throws out civil complaints in Coliseum case carla.rivera@latimes.com Twitter:CarlaRiveraLat
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October 17, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
A group of alleged marijuana growers are expected to be charged Thursday morning, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. After a two-month operation, sheriff's deputies on Tuesday served search warrants at four locations in Temple City, Valinda and Covina, where they seized more than 200 marijuana plants, cultivating equipment and two assault rifles. Police arrested four people during the raid and three others Wednesday. They were: Guan Yi Mei, 29, of Los Angeles; Ting Mo, 22, of Temple City; Zhen Wei Huang, 29, of Rowland Heights; Man Lai Chon, 31, of Valinda; Hai Qian Zhang, 24, of Los Angeles; Le Sheng Zou, 20, of Los Angeles; and Rueng Jian Chen, 28, of Duarte.
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NEWS
April 29, 1993
A 19-year-old man was fatally wounded in a shooting in front of his home near Valinda, authorities said Wednesday. Johnny Lopez died at Queen of the Valley Hospital in West Covina a short time after the attack at 11:40 p.m. Tuesday in the 1100 block of Mayland Avenue, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokesman Ron Weber said. Lopez and his sister were standing in their front yard when a dark-colored Suzuki Samurai driven by a woman with blond hair pulled up, Weber said.
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August 31, 2013 | By Carla Rivera
Homicide detectives Saturday were investigating the death of an 8-month-old baby who drowned at a home in Valinda, authorities said. The drowning was reported at about 8:50 a.m. Friday in the 1500 block of Pass and Covina Road, according to Los Angeles County sheriff's officials. The baby was transported to a local hospital and later pronounced dead. The child's name and sex were not released. ALSO: Filner, out as mayor, still faces criminal investigation Yosemite fire battle hampered by hotter weather Judge throws out civil complaints in Coliseum case carla.rivera@latimes.com Twitter:CarlaRiveraLat
NEWS
March 22, 1987
Whatever happened to a full season of TV shows without reruns, especially in regard to "Moonlighting"? I'm tired of tuning in faithfully every week only to find an occasional new episode. Seems like "Moonlighting" has taken its viewers for granted. The best episode this season featured a story with Ms. DiPesto and Herbert Viola. Lisa Smith, Valinda
TRAVEL
June 26, 2005
WAS I ever surprised to see the article on the Delaware River in Sunday's paper ["Where American History Was Born," June 19]. This is the first time I have ever seen Milford, N.J., or Upper Black Eddy, Pa., written up in a newspaper other than a local. Thanks for the nostalgia. Ted Creveling Valinda, CA
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
A group of alleged marijuana growers are expected to be charged Thursday morning, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. After a two-month operation, sheriff's deputies on Tuesday served search warrants at four locations in Temple City, Valinda and Covina, where they seized more than 200 marijuana plants, cultivating equipment and two assault rifles. Police arrested four people during the raid and three others Wednesday. They were: Guan Yi Mei, 29, of Los Angeles; Ting Mo, 22, of Temple City; Zhen Wei Huang, 29, of Rowland Heights; Man Lai Chon, 31, of Valinda; Hai Qian Zhang, 24, of Los Angeles; Le Sheng Zou, 20, of Los Angeles; and Rueng Jian Chen, 28, of Duarte.
NEWS
March 7, 1985
Lark Ellen Avenue will be resurfaced between Francisquito Avenue and Maplegrove Street in the Valinda area under a $58,430 contract awarded by county supervisors to Vernon Paving Co. of Anaheim. The project is scheduled for completion in May.
NEWS
December 11, 1988 | BOB BAKER, Times Staff Writer
Elias Lopez never had a chance. He got sucked into something so much stronger than he was, something with a history so powerful, that there seemed no choice but to submit. He was 17, a nice, quietly handsome young man with jet-black hair and a plan. He was going to be a cop, a narcotics investigator. Sure, there were street gangs in his neighborhood, but he did not want to join one. All Elias wanted to do was look like a gang member.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 1989
Ten people were injured, four critically, in a three-car collision Saturday night at Sunset Avenue and Amar Road in the San Gabriel Valley community of Valinda, authorities said. The crash scattered car seats, strollers and other debris from the wrecked cars as far as 100 yards from the intersection. Firefighters who responded to the 9 p.m. accident had to use the Jaws of Life to cut through one of the cars to free a trapped victim, a Los Angeles County Fire Department spokesman said.
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May 15, 2011 | By Jack Leonard, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies broke up a large-scale cockfight in the backyard of a Valinda home Saturday, discovering more than 40 live fighting birds and arresting four alleged spectators as about 100 people managed to flee. Deputies found at least 11 dead roosters and two more with sharp metal spurs lashed to their legs still fighting when they arrived at the home shortly after 10:20 a.m., said sheriff's Sgt. Tom Wilson. The two birds were "gasping for their last breath" and were so badly injured that they will have to be euthanized, he said.
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January 4, 2009 | Louis Sahagun
Gang investigators were searching Saturday for two suspects in connection with an attack in Valinda that left an 18-year-old man hospitalized with gunshot wounds to his back and elbow. The victim was shot on the front porch of his home in the 200 block of Shipman Avenue about 10:30 p.m. Friday by "two male Hispanics who fired from a vehicle," said Gerard Velona, watch commander at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Industry station. "The victim was treated by paramedics and taken to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center for injuries, which were not life-threatening," Velona said.
TRAVEL
June 26, 2005
WAS I ever surprised to see the article on the Delaware River in Sunday's paper ["Where American History Was Born," June 19]. This is the first time I have ever seen Milford, N.J., or Upper Black Eddy, Pa., written up in a newspaper other than a local. Thanks for the nostalgia. Ted Creveling Valinda, CA
NATIONAL
July 12, 2002 | From Associated Press
A woman reviled for setting one of Arizona's devastating wildfires said Thursday that she had been lost in the wilderness for two nights and was desperate to get the attention of a passing TV helicopter. "You can't blame me for saving my life," she said.
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July 20, 1999 | JOE MOZINGO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You could judge this suburb in a drive-by glimpse: the cholos throwing cold stares from the sidewalk, the tangle of gang graffiti on fences and posts, the men bent under the hoods of keeling old trucks. You could decide that the only things notable in Valinda, this unincorporated San Gabriel Valley community next to La Puente and West Covina, are crime and poverty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1994
Sheriff's deputies are searching for a man who kidnaped and raped a 12-year-old girl in east Valinda. The girl, whose name was not released, was walking to school early Thursday on Azusa Avenue near Glenloch Avenue when a man asked her for the time, Sheriff's Lt. John Clark said. The girl tried to walk away, but the man had a gun and told the girl he only wanted to take pictures of her.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 2009 | Louis Sahagun
Gang investigators were searching Saturday for two suspects in connection with an attack in Valinda that left an 18-year-old man hospitalized with gunshot wounds to his back and elbow. The victim was shot on the front porch of his home in the 200 block of Shipman Avenue about 10:30 p.m. Friday by "two male Hispanics who fired from a vehicle," said Gerard Velona, watch commander at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Industry station. "The victim was treated by paramedics and taken to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center for injuries, which were not life-threatening," Velona said.
NEWS
April 29, 1993
A 19-year-old man was fatally wounded in a shooting in front of his home near Valinda, authorities said Wednesday. Johnny Lopez died at Queen of the Valley Hospital in West Covina a short time after the attack at 11:40 p.m. Tuesday in the 1100 block of Mayland Avenue, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokesman Ron Weber said. Lopez and his sister were standing in their front yard when a dark-colored Suzuki Samurai driven by a woman with blond hair pulled up, Weber said.
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April 20, 1993 | VICKI TORRES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A violent argument between an attractive, blond model and movie extra and her unemployed boyfriend ended in tragedy early Monday in Valinda when the enraged man shot and killed the woman, the couple's two small children and himself, authorities said. Sheriff's SWAT deputies found the bodies of Gary Atwood, 35, Tammy Baumberger, 31, and their two children, Jessica Atwood, 6, and Tyler Atwood, 4, inside the family home on Vanderwell Avenue.
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