More photos from scene of Connecticut kindergarten massacre

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Relatives react outside Sandy Hook Elementary School following a shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, December 14, 2012. At least 27 people, including 18 children, were killed on Friday when at least one shooter opened fire at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, CBS News reported, citing unnamed officials. REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlin

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Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown CT December 14, 2012

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LAPD seeks “Ear Gauge Stalker”

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Detectives released a sketch of a man believed to have assaulted two women at a Sylmar apartment complex. Here’s the LAPD press release:

Sylmar. Detectives released a forensic sketch of the Ear Gauge Stalker who assaulted two women December 9, 2012, at a Sylmar apartment complex.

“The suspect’s bold behavior speaks to someone who is impulsive and probably compulsive,” said Lt. Paul Vernon, head of the Mission Detective Division. “I would expect he’s been arrested, if not convicted, for similar behavior.”

The suspect is Black and in his mid-twenties. Both women described him as wearing large gauges in both earlobes, making for a distinct appearance. He had a medium build, 5’8” tall, 160 pounds, either wearing a hoodie or a baseball cap.

In the first case, the Ear Gauge Stalker approached a woman in her 30s who was pushing a baby in a stroller around 2:40 AM. He started with small talk, then reached under her dress and groped her. When she screamed, he ran away. About an hour later, the same man approached another woman, also walking back to her apartment, and engaged her in small talk. He grabbed her and dragged her into a secluded area, trying to disrobe her, before two passersby confronted him and scared him off.

Cops bust Disneyland hookers

Disneyland hookers

Hookers at the “Happiest Place on Earth?” Well not quite. But at a cheap motel on Harbor Boulevard? Well, that seems plausible.

Here’s the story from the AP:

ANAHEIM, Calif.—Anaheim police have arrested two people they claim ran a prostitution ring out of a motel near Disneyland.
Police say an online ad led them to the Motel 6 on Disney Way, where arrests were made Monday. Authorities contend that Irina Martinez of Anaheim and Andres Terrones of Santa Ana ran a sex-for-hire operation involving several women out of the hotel rooms.

They remained jailed Thursday on suspicion of pimping, conspiracy and child endangerment.

The undercover operation involved Anaheim police and the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force.

Dr. Phil’s Chevy recovered

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This from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012, at 7:25 A.M., investigators recovered stolen classic cars in the Los Angeles area (The Los Angeles location will not be disclosed due to the on-going investigation).

Detectives assigned to the Taskforce for Regional Autotheft Prevention, commonly known as TRAP, have been targeting auto theft rings involved in the thefts of classic automobiles. Detectives were aware that suspects have been burglarizing vehicle repair shops and stealing classic vehicles throughout the Los Angeles County area.

Since the theft of Dr. Phil’ McGraw’s classic 1957 Chevy Bel Air, detectives have been conducting covert operations and inspections of businesses throughout the County. Detectives have recovered and identified fourteen stolen classic vehicles where the identifying numbers had been switched to avoid being identified as stolen. Five additional classic vehicles are still in the process of being identified. Numerous suspects have been arrested and the investigation is ongoing.

Teen girl reported missing

Missing teen

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reports deputies are searching for a developmentally disabled young woman missing from a home in Carson.

Gloria Elizabeth Ortega was last seen at her residence on the 1000 block of East 220th Street, Carson on Wednesday November 28, 2012, at 3:00 PM.

She left on foot and has not been heard from since. Gloria is developmentally disabled and easily manipulated.

Her family is very concerned and is also asking for the public’s assistance.

Any information, please contact the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau, Missing Person’s Detail at 323-890-5500.

Gloria is 19 years old.

Chinese birth tourists: debate boils over (月子中心)

Birth tourists at Costco in Industry

In Chinese they are known as 月子中心 (roughly translated that’s the month of the center). Essentially these locations cater to a Chinese tradition that requires confinement of pregnant women immediately before (and for a month after) they give birth. The classier places offer a variety of services.

For the women who participate, the goal is to have a child who is a U.S. citizen, thus afforded a passport and citizenship exemptions at the best universities.

Neighbors don’t like the centers so much. They bring noise, traffic and trash problems.

Nonetheless birthing centers are legal and have been in the news for quite some time.

Attached is a photo I took of women enrolled at a Rowland Heights birthing center who were shopping at Costco in Industry.