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Santa Monica College, KCRW Lockdown Lifted After Report Of Gunman
After receiving a report of a gunman on campus, school officials at Santa Monica College locked down the campus, including the KCRW studios, for about one hour on Tuesday, according to NBC LA.
The calls, which have not been verified by police, came in around 11 a.m., said college spokesman Bruce Smith. It was unclear if any shots were fired. Although school is not in session at 1900 Pico Blvd, teachers and incoming freshmen were reportedly on the campus at the time. KCRW staffers and those involved in the pledge drive were also on site during the lockdown.
A LAPD helicopter assisted officers on the ground in a search of the area before lifting the lockdown around noon. An email notification was sent to employees and officials waited for police instruction before "activating a text messaging alert system," said Smith.
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.