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    La Puente Man Suspected Of Killing Woman Leaving Work In Industry

    La Puente Man Suspected Of Killing Woman Leaving Work In Industry


    CITY OF INDUSTRY (CBSLA.com) — Authorities have identified the man they suspect of killing a young woman leaving her job in Industry earlier this month. Martin Jesus Godinez of La Puente was seen leaving the area of the shooting that left Katy Nosic,...

    CITY OF INDUSTRY (CBSLA.com) — Authorities have identified the man they suspect of killing a young woman leaving her job in Industry earlier this month.

    Martin Jesus Godinez of La Puente was seen leaving the area of the shooting that left Katy Nosic, 27, also of La Puente, dead on the night of September 4.

    He is considered armed and dangerous.

    Nosic was killed in the parking lot of the Golden Corral restaurant on the 17600 block of Castleton Street near the 60 Freeway, along a row of chain restaurants. She had been working at the restaurant for three weeks as a baker trainee, according to the “Los Angeles Times.”

    The Los Angeles Sheriff’s department issued a bulletin for Godinez, 57, Friday. They say the killing might have been related to a domestic dispute, but the nature of the relationship was not revealed.

    #Wanted, Suspect sought in Murder of woman in City of Industry parking lot. Armed & Dangerous! https://t.co/GSFXlJbRLA pic.twitter.com/TxQO7Skl4E

    — LA County Sheriff's (@LASDHQ) September 16, 2017

    Police say a gunman, suspected to be Godinez, got out a gold 2003 Chrysler Town and Country minivan and fatally shot Nosic before fleeing in the vehicle. The van’s license plate is 5CKF285.

    Anyone with information about Godinez’s whereabouts is encouraged to call LASD Homicide at (323)890-5500, or anonymously at (800)222-TIPS.

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    Former OC Teacher Found Stabbed To Death In Jamaica

    Former OC Teacher Found Stabbed To Death In Jamaica


    SANTA ANA (CBSLA.com) — Jamaican authorities are investigating the mysterious murder of an Orange County woman who traveled to the country last week. Heidi Muth, a former Mission Viejo fourth-grade teacher, was found dead in an upscale neighborhood...

    SANTA ANA (CBSLA.com) — Jamaican authorities are investigating the mysterious murder of an Orange County woman who traveled to the country last week.

    Heidi Muth, a former Mission Viejo fourth-grade teacher, was found dead in an upscale neighborhood in Montego Bay, Jamaica Sunday. Her body had multiple stab wounds on her back.

    Muth’s brother said the 67-year-old woman, who lived with her adopted son, went to Jamaica last week alone and that no one knew about her trip. He says she went there to meet someone, though it’s unclear whom she was meeting and why.

    A jogger found her body on a dirt track.

    Her friend Amy Bagnall told CBS2 she had recently recovered from cancer after her husband died from the disease.

    “She was the warmest person,” Bagnall said. “She adopted children—always put them before herself.”

    A funeral has been scheduled for September 26 at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Tustin.

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    US Prison Employee Arrested In Mexico For Van Nuys Killing

    US Prison Employee Arrested In Mexico For Van Nuys Killing


    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police say a U.S. Bureau of Prisons employee fatally shot a man and injured another outside of a Los Angeles bar last weekend and then fled to Mexico before he was arrested. The Los Angeles Police Department says Friday 31-year-old...

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police say a U.S. Bureau of Prisons employee fatally shot a man and injured another outside of a Los Angeles bar last weekend and then fled to Mexico before he was arrested.

    The Los Angeles Police Department says Friday 31-year-old Marco Antonio Garcia has been arrested on suspicion of murder. It wasn’t immediately clear if he had an attorney who could comment on the allegations.

    Police say Garcia approached two men outside of a bar in Van Nuys Sept. 10, took out a handgun and fired multiple rounds. One man was killed and another was injured.

    Investigators are still trying to determine a possible motive. They say Garcia fled to Mexico immediately after the shooting, where he was arrested.

    A Bureau of Prisons spokesman didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

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    Clear Video Captures Burglars In SGV Home Taking Refugee Family’s Cherished Keepsakes

    Clear Video Captures Burglars In SGV Home Taking Refugee Family’s Cherished Keepsakes


    MONTEREY PARK (CBSLA.com) — A San Gabriel Valley couple who came to the United States escaping violence and crime decades ago is now facing a crime here that has left them reeling over cherished mementos that may be lost forever. Tuesday evening, two...

    MONTEREY PARK (CBSLA.com) — A San Gabriel Valley couple who came to the United States escaping violence and crime decades ago is now facing a crime here that has left them reeling over cherished mementos that may be lost forever.

    Tuesday evening, two burglars came onto the property in Monterey Park and broke into the family’s home, shattering a glass sliding door with a shovel.

    Despite the clearly posted sign warning security cameras were in use outside the house, the thieves took their time, roughly 40 minutes, stealing two safes from the home.

    Multiple cameras filmed the two male burglars who casually passed by the cameras repeatedly. One of them makes the mistake of taking off his baseball cap directly in front of the camera, which captured the man’s face fairly clearly.

    The family is hoping someone will recognize him and help them get their belongings from the safes back to them.

    The couple’s daughter Christina tells CBS2 News her parents came from Cambodia as refugees, escaping the murderous regime of dictator Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge. She says the contents of the safes were of little monetary value, but that the keepsakes of her mother and father’s past held an inestimable sentimental value.

    “They came here with nothing,” she says. “So when you come from nothing, this little thing that you managed to save means a lot more.”

    Christina’s father worked delivering pizzas, while he mother raised three kids by day and earned one cent per label she sewed onto clothing as a seamstress by night.

    Eventually, they became U.S. citizens and thought of this country as “the promised land.”

    In the safe were two pendants, each with the other’s name on it.

    “The first present to each other when they were able to afford it,” Christina laments.

    The only thing left was strand of her mother’s gold chain Christina found in the dirt.

    “I’m still picking up shards of glass this morning,” Christina says. “This is shattered dreams.”

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    Friends Of Beloved OC Runner Killed By Hit-And-Run Driver Face Suspect In Court

    Friends Of Beloved OC Runner Killed By Hit-And-Run Driver Face Suspect In Court


    SANTA ANA (CBSLA.com) — It was an emotional scene at the Orange County Courthouse, as friends and coworkers of a beloved local running legend killed by a hit-and-run driver faced the suspect in court Friday. Juan Ramirez, 48, clocked 70 miles a...

    SANTA ANA (CBSLA.com) — It was an emotional scene at the Orange County Courthouse, as friends and coworkers of a beloved local running legend killed by a hit-and-run driver faced the suspect in court Friday.

    Juan Ramirez, 48, clocked 70 miles a week, but he took his last strides near Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley late last month, where hit-and-run suspect John Motesharrei’s vehicle struck the Santa Ana man, killing him.

    Motesharrei, 39, faced Ramirez’s friends from behind his lawyer Friday, as he pleaded not guilty to felony hit-and-run and vehicular manslaughter charges.

    “I thought the guy hiding behind the lawyer was really cowardly of him and shows his character,” Sunny Patel told CBS2 News. Patel was Ramirez’s boss at the Best Western in Sunset Beach, where he was manager.

    “He put a smile on my face,” Patel said. “He put a smile on my face. He cheered people up.”

    Fellow runner Catherine Vallejo said Ramirez was as kind on the paths as he was in life, despite his stellar reputation.

    “Most elites, you go, ‘Oh, wow!’ But Juan was the type of person who would reach out, not only to the elites, but also to us ‘snails’—us slow people.”

    A memorial service will be held for Ramirez this Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Newport Beach Civic Center.

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    Demolition Of Bikini Bar To Make Way For Newest Porto’s In West Covina

    Demolition Of Bikini Bar To Make Way For Newest Porto’s In West Covina


    WEST COVINA (CBSLA.com) — It looks like foodies east of the 605 better start getting in line now for those famous potato balls and “ropa vieja” sandwiches, because L.A.’s most popular Cuban bakery is landing in West Covina. Earlier this week, the...

    WEST COVINA (CBSLA.com) — It looks like foodies east of the 605 better start getting in line now for those famous potato balls and “ropa vieja” sandwiches, because L.A.’s most popular Cuban bakery is landing in West Covina.

    Earlier this week, the city’s planning commission made official the highly anticipated plan to demolish the old Crazy Horse bikini bar next to the Plaza West Covina mall at 1360 W Garvey Avenue South, in order to make way for a brand new, two-story, 21,943-square-foot Porto’s Cuban Bakery, the “San Gabriel Valley Tribune” reports.

     

    This will be the family-owned chain’s fifth location, adding to its roster of often standing-room-only shops in Glendale, Burbank, Downey and Buena Park.

    The latter saw a waiting line of 1,500 people when it opened in March of this year.

    Last year, Porto’s earned the No. 1 spot on Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat in the U.S.

    The restaurant’s pop-up Doña Dulce currently serves its treats out of the Annenberg Space for Photography in Culver City, part of its “Cuba Is” exhibit.

    Currently, there is no official opening date, but the restaurant’s site manager anticipated its opening to be in the late summer or early fall of 2018, the “Tribune” reports.

     

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    Tasting Chocolate Milkshakes In NYC

    Tasting Chocolate Milkshakes In NYC


    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Happy National Chocolate Milkshake Day! What better way to celebrate it than sampling some of the top shakes in town? CBS2’s Elle McLogan tried a “milkshake marathon” around New York City. Here’s what she drank and...

    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Happy National Chocolate Milkshake Day!

    What better way to celebrate it than sampling some of the top shakes in town?

    CBS2’s Elle McLogan tried a “milkshake marathon” around New York City. Here’s what she drank and where to find it.

    ‘Brooklyn Blackout’ at Black Tap

    www.blacktapnyc.com

    Price: $15

    Lower East Side:

    177 Ludlow Street

    New York, NY 10002

    (646) 813-1013

    SoHo:

    529 Broome Street

    New York, NY 10013

    (917) 639-3089

    Midtown:

    136 West 55th Street

    New York, NY 10019

    (212) 315-4356

    Meatpacking:

    248 West 14th Street

    New York, NY 10011

    (212) 675-7236

    WEB EXTRA: Summertime Milkshakes in NY 

    Milk Chocolate Caramel Peanut Milkshake at OddFellows Ice Cream Co.

    www.oddfellowsnyc.com

    Price: $8

    Williamsburg:

    175 Kent Avenue

    Brooklyn, NY 11249

    (347) 599-0556

    East Village:

    75 East 4th Street

    New York, NY 10003

    (917) 475-1812

    ‘Chocolate Chocolate’ Milkshake at Davey’s Ice Cream

    www.daveysicecream.com

    Price: $9.05

    East Village:

    137 1st Avenue

    New York, NY 10003

    (212) 228-8032

    Canal Street Market:

    265 Canal Street

    New York, NY 10013

    (646) 817-5898

    Williamsburg:

    201 Bedford Avenue

    Brooklyn, NY 11211

    (718) 388-3363

    Greenpoint:

    74 Mesarole Avenue

    Brooklyn, NY 11222

    (718) 609-6066

    Fallen Navy Seal Honored With Memorial Stadium At Garden Grove Alma Mater

    Fallen Navy Seal Honored With Memorial Stadium At Garden Grove Alma Mater


    GARDEN GROVE (CBSLA.com) — On Friday night, the Garden Grove Argonauts played their first game on a field dedicated to the memory of a fallen hero that was one of their own. With a red, white and blue parachute team flying overhead and football...

    GARDEN GROVE (CBSLA.com) — On Friday night, the Garden Grove Argonauts played their first game on a field dedicated to the memory of a fallen hero that was one of their own.

    With a red, white and blue parachute team flying overhead and football players ripping through a banner emblazoned with his name, Garden Grove High School dedicated the Michael A. Monsoor Memorial Stadium to the alumni, a Navy Seal killed overseas during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He also played football for the school.

    Michael received many awards posthumously, including the Purple Heart, for saving the lives of fellow Seals when he sacrificed himself by jumping on a grenade during combat 11 years ago.

    “Michael is an example of the kind of heroes that we need today,” Navy Assistant Platoon Commander Andrew Paul told CBS2 News.

    Overwhelmed by the show of support, Monsoor’s mother Sally told the jubilant crowd, “Sometimes, ‘thank you’ isn’t enough.”

    “When you start to give, you find that you receive so much more,” Ms. Monsoor told reporters. “I’m hoping when they see Mike’s name and know his story, that that will inspire people to do better for their communities.”

    In addition to the stadium, the school has a wall memorializing Monsoor.

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    Cancer Patient Offers $100 Reward For Safe Return Of Possibly Stolen Therapy Dog

    Cancer Patient Offers $100 Reward For Safe Return Of Possibly Stolen Therapy Dog


    RIVERSIDE (CBSLA.com) — Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a local cancer patient’s therapy dog that disappeared last month. Clyde, the five-pound, chihuahua-terrier mix was allegedly taken on Aug. 9 from a multi-family residence...

    RIVERSIDE (CBSLA.com) — Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a local cancer patient’s therapy dog that disappeared last month.

    Clyde, the five-pound, chihuahua-terrier mix was allegedly taken on Aug. 9 from a multi-family residence on the 3400 block of Lime Street in Riverside.

    PHOTO: Riverside Police Department

    The dog was left in the common area and was snatched when the owner wasn’t there, police said.

    The unidentified owner is offering a $100 reward.

    Police said the therapy dog was helping the woman get through her fight with cancer.

    Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Riverside Police Detective Laurie Ellefson at (951) 826-8717 or [email protected]

    (©2017 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. City News Service contributed to this report.)

    Ahead Of Irma, Disaster Response Groups Gather In Grand Prairie

    Ahead Of Irma, Disaster Response Groups Gather In Grand Prairie


    GRAND PRAIRIE (CBSDFW.COM) – At its national operations center in Grand Prairie, members of Team Rubicon are tired, and stretched thin. While still dealing with cleanup from Hurricane Harvey though, they are figuring out how to respond to the next...

    GRAND PRAIRIE (CBSDFW.COM) – At its national operations center in Grand Prairie, members of Team Rubicon are tired, and stretched thin. While still dealing with cleanup from Hurricane Harvey though, they are figuring out how to respond to the next pending catastrophe on the east coast.

    Shipments of radio and batteries are coming in. Lists of tools are hanging up, as new kits are prepared for the next groups to go out. Computer monitors flash with the latest storm tracks as operations teams are watching weather around the clock.

    “Resources are strained,” said CEO Jake Wood. “There’s only so much gear. There’s only so much equipment that we have. We are sourcing everything we need to make sure we can open up a second front in Florida if necessary.”

    The California-based non-profit formed in 2010 when Wood was part of a group of eight veterans and first responders who traveled to Haiti after an earthquake hit the country. Now it sends small teams with the same skills around the world to disaster zones, assessing damage and cleaning up.

    It has more than 200 volunteers on the Texas coast right now, and another 500 providing support. Now the organization has to replicate that response, on another coastline.

    “We’re already exceeding what our current operational capacity, what we thought it was,” said regional manager Joseph Messerre. “And we’re still able to keep doing that and exceeding it and exceeding it.”

    While still monitoring requests for cleanup help from Harvey, he’s also mapping locations of team leaders to the east.

    “So if it makes landfall or has damage in certain areas, we can deploy teams the fastest,” he said.

    Teams are tired, Wood said, fueled by caffeine. In an unprecedented situation, however, they’re doing what they have to, understanding it’s far worse for the people they’re trying to help.

    “We have to accept imperfection right now,” he said. “We have to make sure we’re working with imperfect solutions and just be as tenacious as we can in delivering outcomes on the ground. That’s what it is.”