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The latest on local crime and public safety.
Parking Structure in Century City Collapses

Parking Structure in Century City Collapses

Miraculously, no one was hurt. Officials now believe the weight of landscaping materials being stored on top of the underground structure caused the collapse.
Man Killed Protecting Child From Attacker at Hollywood Restaurant

Man Killed Protecting Child From Attacker at Hollywood Restaurant

Gabriel Ortega's quick actions prompted the suspect to to punch him. He died about a month later. Now police need the public's help.
Water Main Break Causes Nightmares for Motorists in Hollywood

Water Main Break Causes Nightmares for Motorists in Hollywood

The DWP's Gale Harris said one lane of traffic was closed on both Santa Monica Boulevard and Highland Avenue.
Police Hunt for Man who Attacked Woman in Apartment Laundry Room

Police Hunt for Man who Attacked Woman in Apartment Laundry Room

The attack happened Thursday night just east of Hollywood.
Man Convicted of 2013 Murder Outside Empire Club in Hollywood

Man Convicted of 2013 Murder Outside Empire Club in Hollywood

Robert Earl Thomas III shot 19-year-old Andre Lowe about 2 a.m. on Jan. 13, 2013. Sentencing is scheduled for September.
Man Tries to Rob Undercover LASD Deputy

Man Tries to Rob Undercover LASD Deputy

Adam Jaime Garcia, 22, reportedly demanded the cellphone of an undercover deputy and simulated he had a weapon.
Stubborn Commercial Fire in Hollywood Took 134 Firefighters to Extinguish

Stubborn Commercial Fire in Hollywood Took 134 Firefighters to Extinguish

At one point, firefighters battling the blaze transitioned their efforts into a defensive operation and had to deal with a partial roof collapse of the one-story structure.
Pedestrian Killed on 101 in Hollywood ID'd

Pedestrian Killed on 101 in Hollywood ID'd

Corey Kellis, 27, died before 5 a.m. Tuesday near Highland Avenue.
UPDATED: Pedestrian Killed on the 101 in Hollywood

UPDATED: Pedestrian Killed on the 101 in Hollywood

The man died at the scene of his injury, which occurred shortly before 5 a.m. near Highland Avenue.
Police Seal Off Part of Hollywood in Hunt for Sexual Assault Suspect

Police Seal Off Part of Hollywood in Hunt for Sexual Assault Suspect

Officers found the suspect at 5 a.m. within the perimeter.
CHP Investigating Officer Caught on Video Beating Woman at Side of 10 Freeway

CHP Investigating Officer Caught on Video Beating Woman at Side of 10 Freeway

The woman allegedly became physically combative, prompting the officer to place her under arrest, CHP officials said.
Shots Fired Outside Hollywood Club

Shots Fired Outside Hollywood Club

Police were unable to locate a suspect or a victim.
Man Stabbed Outside Hollywood Club

Man Stabbed Outside Hollywood Club

The wounds were not life-threatening.
U.S. Attorney: Hollywood Man One of the 'Cowboy Gun Bandits'

U.S. Attorney: Hollywood Man One of the 'Cowboy Gun Bandits'

The duo was responsible for a series of gas stations and bank heists last winter, authorities said.
Appeals Court Throws out L.A. Ban on Living in Cars

Appeals Court Throws out L.A. Ban on Living in Cars

The panel says the law discriminates against the homeless.
Police Chase Suspect Through Hollywood, Collide with Suspect

Police Chase Suspect Through Hollywood, Collide with Suspect

The suspect was believed to be armed as a result of a domestic violence confrontation.
Transient Gets 2 Years for Being an Accessory to a Deadly Knife Attack in Hollywood

Transient Gets 2 Years for Being an Accessory to a Deadly Knife Attack in Hollywood

Brian Joseph Widdows's co-defendant also got two years in the killing of h ristine Calderon.
Gunman Holed Up in North Hollywood Neighborhood

Gunman Holed Up in North Hollywood Neighborhood

The suspect alleged threatened a victim before leading police on a chase that ended in North Hollywood.
Kia Hamster Dancer Accused of Disability Fraud

Kia Hamster Dancer Accused of Disability Fraud

Leroy Barnes allegedly received more than $51,000 in disability benefits during a time he taped at least one of the catchy commercials.
Federal Grand Jury Indicts Hollywood Hills Doctor for Alleged Medicare Fraud

Federal Grand Jury Indicts Hollywood Hills Doctor for Alleged Medicare Fraud

Court documents accuse Robert A. Glazer of allegedly billing Medicare for services that were not medically necessary, and at times were not provided to the Medicare beneficiaries.