Memorial to Armenian genocide unveiled in L.A.'s Grand Park

Los Angeles Times

"In the time of your life, live -- so that in that wondrous time you shall not add to the misery and sorrow of the world, but shall smile to the infinite delight and mystery of it." "We wanted something that was uplifting and also spoke to a much broader audience," said photographer Levon Parian, one of a team who created the monument. The five-ton piece was sculpted by Glendale architect Vahagn Thomasian from volcanic rock quarried from Armenia's Ararat Valley. The split in the monument represents the disruption of the 1915-18 genocide, which claimed the lives of about 1.2 million Armenians under the Ottoman Empire, which became the modern republic of Turkey. The Turkish government disputes that a genocide took place.


A woman struck in a Long Beach hit-and-run collision has died, police say

Los Angeles Times

A woman who was struck by a hit-and-run driver at a Long Beach intersection this month died Saturday, police say. Maria Mendoza, 59, of Compton died from injuries she suffered in the Sept. 10 collision, which occurred at the corner of Willow Street and Long Beach Boulevard, the Long Beach Police Department said in a statement Sunday. Edward Peterson, 83, was arrested and booked on suspicion of felony hit-and-run, police said. Reached by phone Sunday, Peterson told a reporter, "I don't have anything to say about that, thank you anyway," before hanging up. Video from surveillance cameras appeared to show a beige Toyota Rav4 traveling west on Willow Street and then striking Mendoza as she crossed Long Beach Boulevard, police said.


Man in wheelchair killed by hit-and-run driver in Pomona

Los Angeles Times

A man in a wheelchair was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in a Pomona neighborhood on Sunday night, police said. Officers found the victim, whose identity has not been released, suffering from fatal injuries on a sidewalk in the 900 block of West Holt Avenue at 11:12 p.m., according to the Pomona Police Department. Paramedics pronounced the man dead. The driver fled before the officers arrived in the area, police said. The department's Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating the incident.


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More than 160 treated for mostly heat-related issues at L.A. Rams game

Los Angeles Times

More than 160 people were treated Sunday at the Los Angeles Rams' first regular season game at the Coliseum, mostly for heat-related issues, authorities said. At least 14 people were taken to the hospital, though none were in critical condition, according to Margaret Stewart, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Fire Department. LAFD firefighters responded to 48 incidents and took 11 people to the hospital, Stewart said. American Medical Response took at least three people to the hospital and responded to about 110 incidents. Temperatures near the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum reached a high of 90 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.