🌱 Pico Rivera Park Kidnapping Attempt + Is Alleged Suicide Murder?

Good morning, Los Angeles; today is International Hummus Day, which was invented by Ben Lang along with his friend, Miriam Young, in 2012! Let’s get this Friday started off right. Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in town today.

A man attempted to kidnap a child at Pico Rivera Park, but he did not count on a bystander who jumped into action. Also, a 911-caller becomes a murder suspect. Finally, The Landmark Peak is closing.

First, today’s weather:

Sunny and very warm. High: 85 Low: 63.

Who should be the next Los Angeles Mayor? Please share your thoughts! (As of today, Rick Caruso leads the pack with 51.5% of your votes, and Karen Bass is in second place with 29.3%. Gina Viola is in third with 6.1%, and kevin de leon comes in fourth with 4%.)

Here are the top five stories today in Los Angeles:

  1. At 3 pm on Tuesday, there was an attempted kidnapping of a child at Pico Rivera Park in southeast LA “The suspect grabbed the victim’s arm and pulled her with him as he said she was not going anywhere,” the Sheriff’s Department said. A bystander intervened, and the child is safe. The suspect “is described as 30 to 35 years old, 6 feet tall, weighing 200 pounds, with salt-and-pepper hair. He was unshaven and was wearing a black sweatshirt, black pants, and tattered shoes.” (NBC)
  2. On Wednesday, around 1:40 am, a 24-year-old man reported the suicide of a 24-year-old woman. When first responders arrived “near the area of Oxnard Street and Ranchito Avenue in the Valley Glen neighborhood of the San Fernando Valley,” they decided that the woman’s injuries “were not consistent with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.” The man making the report “was booked into the Van Nuys Jailwhere he is being held without bail while he awaits charges for murder.” (KTLA)
  3. At the end of this month, we will lose the Landmark Pico Cinemas, which has been a staple for industry screenings and more for the last 15 years. “For months, we’ve worked to extend our tenancy of The Landmark Pico but have been unable to reach terms,” ​​the company’s president explained. (Variety)
  4. On Thursday, Joe Buscaino withdrew from the race for LA Mayor. If our informal poll is any indication, he had a difficult time gaining a following. I have endorsements Rick Caruso, saying “Rick and I agree on the playbook to solve the city’s pressing issues.” (Kate Cage)
  5. when the Los Angeles Lakers fired their head coach “after the most disappointing season in franchise history,” they created a job opening. Who’ll get the job? We learned on Wednesday that there’s scuttlebutt “the Lakers are into the idea of ​​hiring Doc Rivers if he is let go by philadelphia.” (Lake Show Life)

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Today in Los Angeles:

  • RuPaul’s DragCon LA 2022 at the Los Angeles Convention Center (9 a.m.)
  • Ramen Discoveries-Tsujita Miso no Sho at the Japan House, Los Angeles (9 a.m.)
  • Main Street Classic Car Show in Garden Grove (4 p.m.)
  • The Kentwood Players present Fun Home at the Westchester Playhouse (8 p.m.)
  • The Brothers Macklovitch at the Sound Nightclub (10 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • Our Northwest Del Rey neighbor has a sweet pup that needs a forever home ASAP! (Next Door)
  • A Mandeville Canyon neighbor needs recommendations for soccer summer camps. (Next Door)
  • A Westdale Trousdale – Sea View neighbor is looking to pay a student or energetic young person to walk with their husband to the nearby Mar Vista park for two hours per day and then play cards/board games with him for another hour Mondays/Fridays if available. (Next Door)
  • Our Faircrest Heights neighbor learned about a May 15 Triathlon scheduled to run through the area. See attached for street closures! (Next Door)
  • A Beverly Grove Fairfax neighbor found a dog. Small, white fluff ball on Crescent Heights and 6th. No collar, no chip. Seems to have eaten today. Sweet-friendly dog. (Next Door)

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About me: Sylvia Cochran works out of sunny Southern California and has been freelance writing full-time since 2005. She loves dogs, cats, books, plays Best Fiends (don’t judge), embraces social justice, and tries to live out Micah 6:8.

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