• Family of Mentally Ill Woman Killed in Police Shooting Awarded $9M

    The family of a mentally ill woman who was shot and killed by police responding to a report that she was threatening people with a knife was awarded $9 million by a Los Angeles jury. Sinuon Pream, 37, was fatally shot Jan. 15, 2017, by Long Beach police, who found her pushing a shopping cart and […]

  • Man Who Attacked His Grandfather Pleads Guilty To Attempted Murder

    A La Quinta man who was previously deemed mentally incompetent to stand trial for attacking his 75-year-old grandfather pleaded guilty to attempted murder and was sentenced Thursday to seven years in state prison, court records show. Joshua Garcia, 26, originally pleaded not guilty to charges of attempted murder and elder abuse, with sentence-enhancing allegations of […]

  • Holy Fire Suspect Found Mentally Healthy to Stand Trial

    An Orange County Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday that a man charged with setting the 23,000-acre Holy Fire last August was mentally competent enough to assist in his defense, restarting criminal proceedings against the defendant. Criminal proceedings against Forrest Gordon Clark, 51, had been suspended while mental health experts evaluated him to determine if he […]

  • Burn Scars and Mental Scars, A Red Cross Relief Effort

    As the fires rage through Northern and Southern California, the Red Cross is doing its best to support not only the physical needs of those affected but the psychological, too. While financial donations are always needed, many who evacuated their homes are seeking out mental help. The Red Cross is deploying disaster mental health professionals […]

  • Judge: Alleged Palm Springs Cop Killer Can Face Death Penalty

    A 28-year-old man accused of killing two Palm Springs police officers is mentally fit enough to be executed if convicted, a judge ruled Friday. John Hernandez Felix is accused of gunning down veteran training Officer Jose Gilbert Vega, 63, and rookie Officer Lesley Zerebny, 27, on Oct. 8, 2016, after they responded to a family […]

  • Locals Help With Red Cross Relief Effort

    The American Red Cross is sending people from across the country to help with recovery efforts for Hurricane Florence. Some of the volunteers and workers are coming from Riverside County. Hurricane Florence has affected 80,000 homes and forced people out of their neighborhoods by the masses. “We know that this was a very large and […]

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