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LAPD Chief Charlie Beck Fractured His Pelvis Falling Off His Motorcycle
The LAPD's Chief of Police Charlie Beck fell off his motorcycle while riding through the Techachapi Mountains on Sunday afternoon, fracturing his pelvis in the spill, the department said in a statement.
According to ABC-7, Beck was "off-roading" on the rocky trail. The L.A. Times reports that Beck was with a group of friends on the ride, and managed to ride the motorcycle back to where his truck was parked and drive home before he went to the hospital.
The statement said that Beck is expected to have a "full, speedy recovery," and return to work next week, though surgery on Monday is a possibility.
As the Times notes, Beck has suffered motocross-related injuries before: in 2012, he broke his collarbone—the third time he'd sustained such an injury. The LAPD wrote that Beck has been a competitive motocross rider for 40 years. Huh.
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.