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Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer Sues Venice Property Owner in Public Nuisance Abatement Lawsuit...

A narcotics and public nuisance abatement lawsuit has been filed against a Venice property owner, officials said Monday. Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer announced the lawsuit as part of a continued crackdown on properties that have become crime magnets. The city attorney’s office filed a lawsuit against Alberta Lynch who owns a single-family home at 923 Sunset Avenue, as well as her adult son James Lynch, according to a press release from the city attorney’s office. The property is located within a half-mile radius of Growing Place Childcare and School, Broadway Elementary School, Penmar Park and the Oakwood Recreation Center. Police have received several complaints from neighbors about repeated drugs and nuisance activity at the property,┬áthe press...

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer Sues Venice Property Owner in Public Nuisance Abatement Lawsuit
posted on: Mar 10, 2015 | author: venicedispatch

Two Gang Members Found Guilty of First-Degree Murder for 2012 Shooting Death of Venice Resident Oscar Duncan...

By Paul Chavez Venice Dispatch A jury found two street gang members guilty of first-degree murder Friday for the June 2012 killing of 23-year-old Venice resident Oscar Duncan. Kevin Green, 31, and Hopeton Parsley, 25, were charged with murder with gun use and committing a crime to benefit a street gang. The seven male and five female jurors deliberated for only hours after receiving the case Thursday afternoon from Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mark Windham at the LAX Airport Courthouse. Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Eugene Hanrahan of the Hardcore Gang Division prosecuted the case over the four-week trial. Green and Parsley, both members of the Playboy Gangster Crips, face sentences of 50 years to...

Two Gang Members Found Guilty of First-Degree Murder for 2012 Shooting Death of Venice Resident Oscar Duncan
posted on: Feb 24, 2015 | author: venicedispatch

Closing Arguments Underway in Trial of Two Alleged Gang Members Charged with 2012 Killing of Venice Resident Oscar Duncan...

By Paul Chavez, Venice Dispatch A prosecutor during his closing argument Wednesday urged a jury to find two alleged gang members guilty of murder for the June 2012 shooting death of 23-year-old Venice resident Oscar Duncan. Kevin Green, 31, and Hopeton Parsley, 25, both have been charged with murder with gun use and committing a crime to benefit a street gang. The defendants waived their right to testify during a hearing before Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mark Windham at the LAX Airport Courthouse. The prosecution and defense both rested their cases Wednesday as testimony wrapped up in the four-week trial. Green was represented at trial by defense lawyer Nancy Sperber while Parsley was defended by lawyer...

posted on: Feb 19, 2015 | author: venicedispatch

LAPD Apologizes for Recent Deployment in Oakwood...

By Paul Chavez Venice Dispatch A high-ranking Los Angeles Police Department officer apologized for a recent deployment to Oakwood Park during a community memorial service. Capt. Brian Johnson, commanding officer of the LAPD’s Pacific Division, addressed the matter Tuesday during the Venice Neighborhood Council meeting at Westminster Avenue Elementary School. Board member Tommy Walker broached the subject and relayed that a repass, or community memorial service, was held recently at the park following the funeral for a community member. Walker, who is from the historically African-American neighborhood, said there was a heavy police presence at the park and he was informed that police were expecting 400 gang members at the repass. Mourners who arrived from the funeral found...

posted on: Nov 20, 2014 | author: venicedispatch

Gang Member Found Guilty of Double Murder for 2011 Venice Park Shooting...

By Paul Chavez Venice Dispatch A 22-year-old gang member accused of killing two teenagers in a June 2011 shooting at Penmar Park in Venice was found guilty Wednesday of all charges. A jury returned guilty verdicts against Michael Anthony Mariscal, of Culver City, on two counts of first-degree premeditated murder along with the special circumstances of committing multiple murders and killing to benefit a street gang. Mariscal opened fire June 22, 2011, about 4 p.m. on a group of teens sitting in baseball diamond bleachers at Penmar Park and killed Venice High School sophomore Alan Mateo and Venice Skills Center sophomore Salvador Diaz Jr., both 18. Mariscal was found guilty following a week-long trial before Los Angeles County...

posted on: Nov 12, 2014 | author: venicedispatch

Venice park shooting survivor identifies reputed gang member gunman at trial...

By Paul Chavez Venice Dispatch A former Venice High School student who survived a June 2011 shooting at Penmar Park confirmed the identity of the reputed gang member gunman Tuesday during testimony in the double-homicide trial. Christian Hernandez, 21, testified at Los Angeles Airport Courthouse against Michael Anthony Mariscal, 22, who has been charged with two counts of murder with the special circumstances of multiple murder and to benefit a gang. Prosecutors allege that Mariscal on June 22, 2011, about 4 p.m. fired on a group of teens sitting in bleachers waiting to play basketball, killing Venice High School sophomore Alan Mateo and Venice Skills Center sophomore Salvador Diaz Jr., both 18. Hernadez was shot in the leg...

posted on: Nov 4, 2014 | author: venicedispatch

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