Samuel Gaza, 6, died late Thursday at a hospital. Three adults died earlier, including the boy's mother, Martha Gaza, 36; along with Mary Anne Wilson, 81; and Saeko Matsumura, 87, all of Torrance. Officials said they do not have information linking Bronstein to any prior arrests or DUI-related incidents. They said she is friendly and deferential. "She's personable, kind," Vanecia Wiley, a manager at the senior housing community where Bronstein lives, told the Los Angeles Times. Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.
Margo Bronstein, 56, is expected to be arraigned this afternoon in¬† Torrance. The charges were filed just hours after officials announced that 6-year- old Samuel Gaza, who wound up pinned under a front tire of Bronstein's car,¬† died at a hospital. Also killed were Samuel's mother, 36-year-old Martha Gaza, and Mary¬† Wilson, 81, and Saeko Matsumura, 87, all of Torrance. Police said a total of 11 pedestrians were struck -- including the four¬† who died -- although the criminal complaint names a total of nine victims.
Margo Bronstein, 56, was arrested after the crash on suspicion of driving under the influence and vehicular manslaughter, Redondo Beach police Lt. Shawn Free REDONDO BEACH, Calif. -- Authorities are investigating what led up to a motorist driving through a red light and into nearly a dozen people as they left a church Christmas event in Southern California -- leaving three women dead and several other people injured, including children. "She is like one of those kids that never wanted to grow up," Mojarro told the Times. He had a little tie on.
Tritia Gestuvo, executive chef for Sodexo, right, and Anca Lup, general manager for Sodexo kitchens, put the finishing touches on a life-sized gingerbread house in the Direct TV employee cafeteria Wednesday morning that will be transported to Los Angeles Children's Hospital for patients and families to enjoy during the holiday season. Dec. 17, 2014.
Cinematographer Roger Deakins, best known for his work with the Coen brothers, has a reputation for being a purist who prefers traditional film stock. But on Angelina Jolie's "Unbroken," about Olympic runner and WWII survivor Louis Zamperini, he went digital, and used an Arri Alexa -- the same camera he used on "Prisoners" and "Skyfall" -- for practical reasons. And whether it was Zamporini jostling for position on the track or encountering flak in a B-24 bomber, Deakins and Jolie strove for a "you-are-there" intimacy.
At least five children were among the 13 victims in total who had been walking back to their cars after the Christmas program at St. James Catholic Church put on by students at the church's school. "The community of St. James Catholic Church in Redondo Beach, and the entire Archdiocese of Los Angeles, ask everyone to join them in prayer during this time of tragedy and grief," the statement said. Anyone with any information on the crash, including photos or videos, is asked to contact the Redondo Beach Police Department at 310-379-2477.
A female motorist hit a group of pedestrians outside a California church as a Christmas service ended, killing three and leaving several others critically injured, police said. According to Los Angeles TV station KNBC, witnesses said up to 12 people, many children, were hit in the crash, which happened around 8 p.m. in Redondo Beach. "The crosswalk was full and the light was red," witness Marco Zonno told KNBC. Were confirmed dead by the LA County Coroner. The California Highway Patrol was assisting Redondo Beach police in the investigation.
According to the company-issued press release detailing the recall, about 9,700 units of the 2014 and 2015 Acura RLX will have headlights replaced at no cost to the customer. The reason is pretty simple: the reflective film that is inside the headlights may come off resulting in an auto that does not comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 108. If you own an RLX, the company is recommending that you take it to your local dealer and have it evaluated. Be safe out there, Spies! Or injuries have been reported related to this issue.
Noodles are a symbol of longevity and good fortune. While there are plenty of places to get a plate of pasta without crossing PCH, if you're willing to drive a few miles east, you can have far more unique experiences. The ocean will still be here when you get home. Eatalian Cafe, 15500 S Broadway, Gardena. Santouka Ramen in Mitsuwa Marketplace, 21515 S Western Avenue, Torrance. The standout at Spoon House is number 18 -soy noodles with tuna, daikon and lemon soy sauce. Friendly servers like Naoko are happy to advise you on their favorite dishes.
Lexus has taken aim squarely at the likes of Mercedes-AMG and BMW M GmbH with its F line of performance models like the old IS F and the new RC F ' and now it's preparing to showcase another one at the upcoming Detroit Auto Show . Could that mean a more extreme version of the RC F? Earlier this year, the luxury manufacturer launched the RC F, a V8 powered performance coupe. The newest Lexus F brand vehicle will make its global premiere at the 2015 North American International Auto Show on Jan. 13.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Torrents of rain have been falling on a section of Los Angeles County, flooding streets and leaving several cars stranded. Some streets were blocked off during the evening rush hour, snarling traffic. There were no reports of any injuries. While the storm cell slowly moved on, forecasters warned that more wet stuff is on the way, with rain anticipated through Wednesday. Copyright 2014 FOX 11 Los Angeles | Download our mobile app for breaking news alerts | Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube .
El Pollo Loco has agreed to pay $145,000 in back wages and damages to 69 employees in Southern California after an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor determined the company was not paying workers overtime. The employees, some of whom were in Torrance, worked as many as 60 to 70 hours per week over six or seven consecutive days, but did not receive overtime pay, according to West Covina District Office investigators.
Santa Claus might need his shades next week as meteorologists predict a return to warmer temperatures and clear skies following rainfall today. National Weather Service Meteorologist John Dumas said locals can expect a sunny California Christmas with temperatures lingering in the high 60s next week.
A cloudburst that planted itself Tuesday evening over north Torrance flooded streets, stranded cars and snarled traffic as motorists tried to make their way home. Some areas had three feet of standing water, Deuel said. Torrance resident Katrina Calhoun posted a photo on Twitter of a river outside her house at Andreo Avenue and 220th Street, south of the primarily affected area. "It was higher than a few inches," Watt said. "If you don't know what you're doing in there, you probably shouldn't go in," said ocean lifeguard specialist Jamie Orr.
The National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Warning at 4:53 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, extending until 6:45 p.m., for the south-central region of Los Angeles County, including but not limited to Torrance and West Carson. The NWS requested activation of the Emergency Alert System to spread news of the Flash Flood Warning. Flooding has been reported from 190th and Carson streets between Western and Van Ness avenues. Roads with major flooding include Del Amo Boulevard to Sepulveda Boulevard east of Hawthorne Boulevard, according to police.