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  1. Gardena woman freed after 17 years in prison for murder must wait to be declared a factually innocentaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Daily Breeze

    Susan Mellen in Torrance Superior Court. She spent 17 years in prison for a murder she didn't commit.

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  2. Halloween 2014: Pumpkin decorating, costume contests top events this season in the South BayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 22 | The Daily Breeze

    Pumpkin decorating contest: The Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum will get into the season with a fun-filled day for the whole family from 1-3 p.m. Oct. 25. The main event is a pumpkin-decorating contest, open to all ages. Prizes will be awarded for most color and most creative design.

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  3. Religion calendar: South Bay/Harbor AreaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2013 | The Daily Breeze

    Free concert: Singer and entertainer Carman will perform at CrossRoad church at 7 p.m. today. 2818 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Gardena.

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  4. Two injured in Gardena 3-vehicle crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 19 | The Daily Breeze

    The crash occurred at 3:19 a.m. at Normandie Avenue and Artesia Boulevard, said Gardena police Lt. Vicente Osorio.

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  5. Assemblyman Isadore Hall III presumptive favorite in race to succeed...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | The Daily Breeze

    Three Democrats and a Republican filed nomination papers by Friday's deadline for the Dec. 9 special election to replace former Sen. Roderick Wright in the South Bay's 35th Senate District. Assemblyman Isadore Hall III, who will be termed out of office this year, is the prohibitive favorite now that fellow Assemblyman Steven Bradford has decided not to run.

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  6. Carson couple Jose and Jovita Castro die less than a week apart after a 40-year marriageRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | The Daily Breeze

    Married in April 1974, Jose and Jovita Castro were rarely apart. The couple, who resided in Carson, recently died, first Jovita on Oct. 2, followed by Jose on Oct. 8. Family members say he could not bear being without her.

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  7. Gardena police arrest 3 in death of Hesperia manRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 11 | The Daily Breeze

    Three people in Gardena were jailed in the killing of a Hesperia man who they claim had tried to kidnap them, police said Saturday. One of the suspects called police a little after 5 p.m. Friday from the 13100 block of Daleside Avenue to report that the victim tried to kidnap them, but they had been able to knock him out.

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  8. Gardena police arrest 3 in connection to death of alleged kidnapperRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 11 | The Daily Breeze

    Three people are jailed and suspected of killing a man that the trio claimed had tried to kidnap them, a police lieutenant said today. One of the suspects called police a little after 5 p.m. Friday from the 13100 block of Daleside Avenue to report that the victim tried to kidnap them, but they had been able to knock him out.

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  9. Torrance judge frees Gardena woman wrongly convicted of murder after 17 years in prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 10 | The Daily Breeze

    Susan Mellon in Torrance Superior Court where she was exonerated and released from prison for a murder she didn't commit 15 years ago. Photo by Brad Graverson/The Daily Breeze/10/10//14 A judge today overturned the murder conviction for a Gardena woman held in prison for 17 years for a Lawndale murder she did not commit.

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  10. Innocent Gardena woman who spent 17 years in prison for Lawndale murder to be releasedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 9 | The Daily Breeze

    A Gardena woman who spent 17 years in prison for a murder she did not commit is expected to walk free from a Torrance courtroom today, when prosecutors will recommend releasing her. Susan Mellen, convicted of first-degree murder with special circumstances and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, will be greeted by her family, including her children, two of whom were 7 and 9 years old at the time their mother was sent away.

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  11. Man to stand trial in gruesome slaying of aerospace inspector in Gardena motelRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 30 | The Daily Breeze

    A former Compton man was ordered Tuesday to stand trial for the brutal killing of an aerospace parts inspector five years ago in Gardena, strangling him with a telephone cord, cutting his head and face with a Phillips screwdriver and stuffing a T-shirt down his throat. Cameron Alex Cole, 27, a convicted robber with a red set of lips tattooed on his right cheek, could face the rest of his life in prison for the Aug. 19, 2009, slaying of 42-year-old Joseph Shorty in a case that possibly involved owed money for prostitution, and a key witness who has spent much of his life since the mid-1990s in and out of prison, where he currently resides.

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  12. Gardena man suspected of trying to break into Palos Verdes Estates houseRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 26 | The Daily Breeze

    A 32-year-old Gardena man who allegedly tried to break into a Palos Verdes Estates house Friday was arrested in Torrance, police said. A resident on Via Solano in Palos Verdes Estates confronted the man at 7:35 a.m. when he found him peering through a window, Palos Verdes Estates police Capt.

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  13. Daughter of LAPD officer sentenced to 2 years for killing bicyclist in Gardena, then driving awayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 25 | The Daily Breeze

    Family members of a 60-year-old postal worker run over and left for dead on a Gardena street last year lambasted the driver who hit him Thursday, telling her she showed no compassion or regard for human life when she drove away and went to a bar. The driver, Vanessa Yanez, 24, never turned to look at Jesse Dotson Jr.'s daughter, Alyssa Dotson, and sister, Annette Dotson Woodard, as they spoke in Torrance Superior Court, where Yanez - the daughter of a Los Angeles police sergeant - was sentenced to two years in state prison following a plea deal with prosecutors.

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  14. LAPD sergeanta s daughter sentenced to two years in prison for deadly Gardena crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 25 | The Daily Breeze

    Vanessa Yanez, 25, the daughter of a Los Angeles Police Department officer, was sentenced to two years in state prison for running over and killing a 60-year-old postal worker in Gardena and driving away. She is seen in Torrance Superior Court as family members of the victim, Jesse Dotson Jr., spoke during her sentencing on Sept.

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  15. My Turn: City girla s green thumb proves prosperous in backyard gardenRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 21, 2014 | The Daily Breeze

    I was 11 years old when my grandfather sent me out into his garden to pick tomatoes. On my return, I lugged a tub loaded with the bright red produce up the back porch stairs and exclaimed, “Tomatoes grow on vines.

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  16. Paul Tanaka insists he is still running for Los Angeles County sheriffRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 20, 2014 | The Daily Breeze

    To the outside world, former Undersheriff Paul Tanaka has all but abandoned his campaign for Los Angeles County sheriff in the Nov. 4 election against Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell. But, he insisted in a telephone interview, he remains in the race and is planning an active effort in the final weeks leading up to the election.

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  17. Hawthorne woman found guilty in $7 million Medicare billing schemeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 19, 2014 | The Daily Breeze

    A Hawthorne woman responsible for more than $7 million in fraudulent Medicare billings, mostly for expensive power wheelchairs, was found guilty Friday of 16 federal charges stemming from the health-care fraud scheme. Adeline Ekwebelem, 51, was convicted following a seven-day trial before U.S. District Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald, who set a Dec. 15 sentencing hearing in federal court.

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  18. Responsible Dog Ownership Day in Gardena to be filled with activities for South Bay dog ownersRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 17, 2014 | The Daily Breeze

    If you own a dog - or are thinking of getting one - the South Bay American Kennel Club's Responsible Dog Ownership Day from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday is the place to be. Co-sponsored by the Southwest Obedience Club, the free, educational event includes Meet the Breeds booths along with obedience, rally, flyball and agility demonstrations.

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  19. Harbor Gateway gang members sentenced for Torrance tagger shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2014 | The Daily Breeze

    Two Harbor Gateway gang members have been sentenced to long prison terms for their roles in a shooting that wounded a tagger at a busy Torrance intersection, police and prosecutors said Thursday. Jesus “Triste” Reyes, 20, of Torrance and Carlos “Flaco” Hernandez, 27, of Gardena each pleaded guilty to attempted murder charges in connection with the July 19, 2013, shooting on Arlington Street near Carson Street, Deputy District Attorney Christopher Hartman said.

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  20. UCLA punter Matt Mengel rises from offer to starter in less than a monthRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2014 | The Daily Breeze

    Barely a month later, he was taking the field as the starting punter for one of the best teams in the nation. Mengel's journey to Westwood was as unlikely as it was fast, and there are any number of places the Bruins' starting punter could be instead.

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