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'Distraught' Man Jumps From Skid Row Building, Misses Inflatable Mattress
A man "distraught over personal issues" was seriously injured just before 9:00 a.m. on Sunday when he jumped from the third-story fire escape of the Jonah Project building on skid row, said authorities, according to LA Now.
The man, who had been threatening to jump since 4:30 a.m., missed an inflatable mattress the fire department had placed on the ground to try to catch him, said LAPD Sgt. David Lopez. "He was able to jump past it," Lopez said. An LAPD Crisis Negotiation Team had been trying to talk the man down for hours.
The man was taken to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center for immediate treatment. Said Lopez, "It appeared to be critical."
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
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.