Honda says it is recalling 437K vehicles for fuel-pump issue
TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — Honda says it is recalling 437,000 vehicles in the U.S. to fix a fuel-pump issue.
The recall covers model-year 2016-2018 Acura MDXs, 2015-2019 Acura TLX V6s and 2015-2017 Honda Accord V6s.
The automaker says the vehicles' software needs to be updated, and in some cases, have their fuel pumps replaced.
Worker dies while working on metal-cutting machine
GARDENA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a worker performing maintenance on a metal-cutting machine in Gardena has died after the machine was switched in with him inside.
The Daily Breeze of Torrance says the man was dead when emergency crews arrived Monday at the business south of Los Angeles.
The man was working on a machine that cuts aluminum and sheet metal.
Motorcar Parts: Fiscal 3Q Earnings Snapshot
TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) _ Motorcar Parts of America Inc. (MPAA) on Monday reported a loss of $3.1 million in its fiscal third quarter.
On a per-share basis, the Torrance, California-based company said it had a loss of 16 cents. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to 35 cents per share.
The maker of remanufactured vehicle alternators and starters posted revenue of $124.1 million in the period. Its adjusted revenue was $119.6 million.
Acura becomes title sponsor of Long Beach Grand Prix
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Long Beach Grand Prix will have Acura as its title sponsor starting in April when the 45th edition is run in the streets of the seaside city.
Race officials said Tuesday that a multiyear deal was reached with the automaker whose U.S. headquarters is in nearby Torrance.
Honda, the American parent of Acura, has had a long association with the IndyCar race. Honda-powered cars have won six of the last 10 races, including last year with Alexander Rossi.
Motorcar Parts: Fiscal 2Q Earnings Snapshot
TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) _ Motorcar Parts of America Inc. (MPAA) on Tuesday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $3.5 million.
The Torrance, California-based company said it had profit of 18 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to 60 cents per share.
The maker of remanufactured vehicle alternators and starters posted revenue of $127.9 million in the period. Its adjusted revenue was $130.2 million.
Parolee held in triple killing at California bowling alley
TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — A parolee who spent 17 years in prison was arrested on suspicion of shooting into a crowd during a brawl at a Los Angeles-area bowling alley and bar, killing three people and injuring four others, police announced Monday.
Reginald Wallace, 47, of Los Angeles, was arrested Sunday, Torrance Police Chief Eve Irvine announced.
Wallace remained jailed without bail Monday. It was unclear whether he had an attorney.
The Latest: Parolee held in triple killing at bowling alley
TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on an arrest in a deadly Southern California bowling alley shooting (all times local):
Police say a man arrested for a shooting that killed three people at a Southern California bowling alley is a parolee who served 17 years in prison for assault with a deadly weapon.
Torrance Police Chief Eve Irvine announced Monday that 47-year-old Reginald Wallace was arrested Sunday in Los Angeles. He's being held without bail.
Suspects sought in California bowling alley triple homicide
TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — Police searched for suspects Sunday in a shooting that killed three men and injured four during a brawl at a popular Los Angeles-area bowling alley and karaoke bar.
3 killed, 4 injured in California bowling alley shooting
TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — Three men were fatally shot late Friday and four injured when a brawl at a popular Los Angeles-area bowling alley and karaoke bar erupted into gunfire that had terrified patrons, some children, running for their lives.
Police in the coastal city of Torrance responded shortly after midnight to calls of shots fired at the Gable House Bowl. They found seven people with gunshot wounds.
The Latest: Parents ID 2 killed in bowling alley shooting
TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly shooting at a California bowling alley (all times local):
Family members have identified two of the three people killed in a shooting at a bowling alley in Southern California late Friday.
The grieving mother of 28-year-old Robert Meekins told KABC-7 her son left behind a 5-year-old son. Angeline Hubbard said her son doesn't deserve to die and pleaded for the gunman to surrender to authorities.
Torrance police sergeant on California shooting
Three dead in California bowling alley shooting
1 killed, 7 injured in 6-car crash in Redondo Beach
REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Police say a person killed and seven were hospitalized after a six-vehicle crash in Redondo Beach streets on Thanksgiving Eve.
The Daily Breeze reports the Redondo Beach Police Department said the crash happened Wednesday, when a vehicle traveling west on Torrance Boulevard failed to stopped.
Motorcar Parts: Fiscal 1Q Earnings Snapshot
TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) _ Motorcar Parts of America Inc. (MPAA) on Thursday reported a fiscal first-quarter loss of $5 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier.
On a per-share basis, the Torrance, California-based company said it had a loss of 27 cents. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were 15 cents per share.
The maker of remanufactured vehicle alternators and starters posted revenue of $92.6 million in the period.
TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — Torrance police have shot and killed a man they say charged at them with a knife.
It happened shortly before 9 a.m. Friday near a gym on Hawthorne Boulevard.
Witnesses say the man was behaving erratically and threatening people with the knife before officers arrived.
TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — A veteran Los Angeles police officer has been charged with sexually assaulting a friend's 13-year-old daughter.
City News Service reports that 51-year-old Kenneth Collard was arrested Tuesday at his Riverside home.
Authorities allege that he assaulted the teenager last month while staying at a friend's house in Torrance.
TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — Southern California's Torrance Unified School District will pay $31 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the families of 22 boys victimized by a former wrestling coach.
Thomas Joseph Snider is serving a sentence of 69 years to life in prison after he was convicted on more than two dozen felony counts including committing lewd acts on a child.
TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County authorities are investigating an explosion that injured four people at an apartment building.
Fire officials in Torrance say two apartment units were severely damaged in the blast Sunday afternoon.
Assistant fire chief Steve Treskes says the four victims were treated at the scene and then transported to a hospital. Their conditions were not immediately known.
Madison West athletic director Torrance Hill resigns less than a year into job
Madison West athletic director Torrance Hill has submitted his resignation and the school is in the process of appointing an interim athletic director, Madison West principal Karen Boran informed the West community in an email letter Tuesday.
Hill was in his first year as the Regents' athletic director.
A reason for Hill's resignation was not immediately given.
Man in danger of going blind in 1 eye after paintball attack
TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — Police say they've arrested two men and a woman suspected in a drive-by paintball gun attack in Torrance that left one man in danger of losing his vision in his right eye.
The Daily Breeze reports two 20-year-old men and an 18-year-old woman were arrested Tuesday.
Coast Guard airlifts injured sailor from Navy destroyer
TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says a helicopter crew airlifted an injured sailor from a Navy destroyer off the Southern California coast.
Officials say military officials notified the Coast Guard Saturday evening that a 20-year-old crew member had suffered a leg injury aboard the USS Spruance.
The injured sailor was hoisted onto the helicopter and flown to Torrance Airport, south of Los Angeles, where he was taken by ambulance to a hospital.
Chloe Kim: California kid heads to South Korea’s games
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Ask snowboarder Chloe Kim what she thinks the "Chloe Kim Story" really is this year and she hesitates just a moment, before deciding on "The California girl that went to the Olympics."
Final farewell set for Clifford McFarland, Pearl Harbor survivor (photos, video)
Final farewell set for Clifford McFarland, Pearl Harbor survivor (photos, video)
CLEVELAND, Ohio – A farewell for a former local survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, 76 years ago, will be held Friday and Saturday.
Clifford McFarland, 95, who lived for about 70 years in Northeast Ohio, died November 20 in Torrance, California.
McFarland was stationed at Hickam Field, Hawaii, when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, launching America into World War II.
Man dies after Torrance police use stun gun on him
TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — A man has died after Torrance police shocked him with a Taser.
Police say officers were called to a Crate & Barrel store in the Los Angeles suburb Monday afternoon by a report of a man in the parking lot holding a knife and throwing items.
When officers arrived, the man refused their commands and ran off.
16 charged in Southern California animal trafficking sweep
TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — From a baby tiger cub to monitor lizards and a macaw, authorities have seized dozens of animals and filed charges against 16 people as part of what they say is the largest wildlife trafficking sweep in Southern California.
Federal authorities call the sweep "Operation Jungle Book" and say it's an effort to combat a growing illegal market for exotic animals that threatens the survival of species.
Dual-company project wins $500,000 in Head Health Challenge.
NEW YORK (AP) — A dual-company project has won a $500,000 grant in the NFL's third Head Health Challenge.
A collaborative team of materials designers led by Dynamic Research Inc., of Torrance, California, partnering with 6D Helmets, of Brea, California, was chosen by the NFL, GE, the U.S. Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and Under Armour.
TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — Southern California authorities say two suspects have been arrested on suspicion of a home-invasion robbery, including a 17-year-old with an outstanding murder warrant in Colorado.
Officials in Torrance south of Los Angeles say police were called when a neighbor noticed two male suspects entering a home late Monday.
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A passenger suffering a medical emergency was flown from a cruise ship off Southern California to a hospital on shore.
The Coast Guard says it was notified late Thursday by the crew of the Carnival Imagination that a 65-year-old man was having symptoms of a stroke.
A helicopter hoisted the man from the ship about 6 miles south of Long Beach Harbor and flew him to a hospital in Torrance.
County: Los AngelesCity population: 147,589Retirement Score: 75.45Percent of people over 65 with Bachelor's degrees: 32.8%Number of hospitals in county: 83Median age: 41.8
Filmmakers shoot rescue of sea turtle caught in line
TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — A pair of filmmakers shooting wildlife off the coast of Southern California rescued a loggerhead sea turtle that had its four flippers and neck wrapped in the line of a deflated helium balloon.
Bryce Trevett and Angel Hernandez say they spotted something shiny floating in the water Tuesday 12 miles off Palos Verdes Peninsula and realized it was a balloon — one of several they regularly collect during ocean outings.
Feds: CBP officer gets 3 years in check theft scheme
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer has been sentenced to three years in prison for stealing checks and money orders from a government mail facility.
Federal prosecutors in Los Angeles say Wednesday that 54-year-old Carlos Canjura will also pay back more than $20,000. He was convicted in November of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and other charges.
Firefighters knock down blaze at California oil refinery
TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — An explosion and fire erupted Saturday at a California oil refinery, exactly two years after a blast that crippled the plant and led to higher gasoline prices, authorities said.
No injuries were reported from the Torrance Refining Co. near Los Angeles, and there were no evacuations or damage to any buildings outside the refinery, Assistant Fire Chief Steve Treskes said.
Former USC football assistant coach John Jackson dies at 81
LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Jackson, who coached star tailbacks Marcus Allen and Charles White during their Heisman Trophy-winning seasons at Southern California, has died. He was 81.
The university said Friday that Jackson died of complications following intestinal surgery on Thursday in suburban Torrance.
Jackson was running backs coach from 1976-81 and also worked as offensive coordinator under coach John Robinson.
Driver pleads no contest in LA house crash that killed 2
COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — A driver who plowed into the front of a Los Angeles house during a Bible study, killing two people and injuring 10 more, has pleaded no contest to vehicular manslaughter.
The Daily Breeze of Torrance (http://bit.ly/2kDueXU ) says Rashanda Norman also pleaded Wednesday to hit-and-run. Under a plea deal, she'll face seven years in prison.
Torrance police chief suspended over alleged remarks
TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — The police chief of a Southern California city has been suspended over allegations that he made remarks against women, blacks, gays and Muslims.
Torrance Chief Mark Matsuda told the Daily Breeze (http://bit.ly/2l6KnWo ) Friday that he's been off duty and won't return until Feb. 13.
Wreckage of missing plane spotted in Angeles National Forest
LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say the wreckage of a small plane found in foothills of the Angeles National Forest is an aircraft reported missing last week.
Los Angeles County sheriff's officials were notified of the wreckage spotted Wednesday morning near Lake Hughes.
There was no immediate information about the plane's occupants.
The Latest: Bodies taken from chopper in Los Angeles Harbor
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the crash of a helicopter at the Port of Los Angeles (all times local):
Authorities have removed two bodies from the sunken wreckage of a helicopter that went down inside the Port of Los Angeles breakwater.
Helicopter reported down near LA harbor; search underway
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities launched an air and sea search Wednesday after reports that a helicopter went down in the waters near Los Angeles harbor.
U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Andrea Anderson says the possible crash outside the San Pedro breakwater was reported at about 5:45 p.m. Wednesday by several passengers aboard an outbound cruise ship.
The Latest: Body believed to be missing TV show contestant
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the disappearance of a former reality TV show contestant (all times local):
Authorities say they have found a body in a backyard they believe is that of a former reality TV show contestant who vanished over the weekend.
WR David Sills returning to West Virginia
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Wide receiver David Sills, who transferred from West Virginia to a California junior college after the 2015 season, is returning to the Mountaineers.
Sills was among seven junior college players whose signings were announced by West Virginia on Wednesday night for the 2017 season.
Torrance police kill driver who rammed patrol car
TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — Police in Torrance have shot and killed a suspected drunk driver who slammed into a patrol car.
The woman was pronounced dead at a hospital Monday afternoon.
Authorities tell the Daily Breeze of Torrance (http://bit.ly/2f2Y4GH ) that the woman apparently had been in a traffic accident and her air bag was deployed before police spotted her following reports of a reckless driver.
Wrestling coach gets 64 years for lewd acts on 25 students
TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — A Los Angeles County judge sentenced a former high school wrestling coach to more than 64 years in prison Friday for lewd acts on students that included touching their genitals during what he said were inspections for skin disease.
Thomas Joseph Snider was convicted earlier in October of victimizing 25 Torrance High School students while working as a wrestling coach in 1995, 1996 and from 2013 and 2015.
Massive New Mexico wind farm to supply California customers
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — After years of planning and delays, work has resumed on what officials are billing as one of New Mexico's largest wind farms as companies look to take advantage of extended federal tax incentives in hopes of boosting the role of wind in the nation's energy portfolio.
Wiring error blamed for Southern California power outage
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A wiring error during an equipment upgrade sparked a power outage that affected 100,000 customers and shut down a refinery, Southern California Edison said Wednesday.
The error occurred Tuesday morning at the Torrance electrical substation. For the past four years, Edison has been working to increase the capacity of the substation by adding a large power transformer and upgrading circuit-breakers and automated systems.
Power restored to tens of thousands in Los Angeles County
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Power was restored to tens of thousands of customers following an outage early Tuesday across several communities in Los Angeles County that briefly knocked a major oil refinery offline, officials said.
The cause of the Southern California Edison power loss in Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Hawthorne, Gardena and Torrance was under investigation.
Latest: Power restored to thousands in Los Angeles County
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a power outage in Los Angeles County (all times local):
Power has been restored to tens of thousands of customers following an outage across several communities in the South Bay area of Los Angeles County.
Dan Henderson takes one last swing for title belt at UFC 204
TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — The history of mixed martial arts is written in the scars on Dan Henderson's rugged face and in the swollen creases of his cauliflower ears.
Man accused of causing fatal crash accepts plea agreement
TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — A Ranchos Palos Verdes man will spend six years in prison for driving under the influence of heroin and killing two nursing students in Torrance in a crash.
The Daily Breeze reports (http://bit.ly/2cPIYnv ) that 29-year-old David Pedersen pleaded no contest to two felony counts of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. He will surrender to begin his prison term when he is formally sentenced Jan. 23.