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Cal State Dominguez Hills Shut Down by Alleged Gunman*
The Daily Breeze is reporting that police were searching earlier this morning for a possible gunman at California State Dominguez Hills in Carson:
Two students apparently reported around 8:30 a.m. they saw a gunman carrying an AK-47 assault rifle and wearing a green jacket and no shirt, according to news reports. The alleged gunman may have also had additional canisters of ammunition around his waist and he was headed toward Lacorte Hall, an building of classrooms. [Daily Breeze]
UPDATE, 9:36 A.M.: KNX1070 on air live is reporting that some students who were in class during the incidnet found out after it was over. They are upset, and rightfully so, that there was no early warning system to protect the students.
UPDATE, 9:59 A.M.: In an interview with a staff member, KNX1070 finds that that since Virginia Tech, early warning systems were supposed to be in place, such as text message warnings. News apparently traveled via word-of-mouth and students were telling staff what was happening, not the other way around. A failure for Cal State?
Previous Los Angeles area school shootings
-- Oxnard School Shooting Leaves One Dead Seriously Injured
-- Oxnard School Shooting Now a Murder Case; Possible Hate Crime
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April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.