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Neighbors at the Vista Verde Condos in Lomita are not happy about having to witness funerals. (credit: CBS)

Rooftop Funeral Services In Lomita Have Nearby Condo Residents Ready To Scream

Residents told KCAL9’s Rachel Kim they’re dying for the funerals to move.

07/31/2014

David and Dawn Viens (courtesy: Lomita Police Dept.)

Conviction Upheld For Chef In Boiled-Body Case

A state appeals court has upheld the second-degree murder conviction of a Southern California chef who claimed he cooked his wife’s body in boiling water.

07/23/2014

Sheriff's deputy Chris Knox doesn't think he did anything heroic. (credit: CBS)

Deputy Hailed As Hero For Helping Save Elderly Couple In Distress

Officials are calling a deputy sheriff from the Lomita station a hero for helping save the lives of an elderly couple.

04/27/2013

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Family, Friends Mourn Fallen Santa Cruz Detective From SoCal

Family and friends mourned the loss of a Santa Cruz police detective from the Southland who was gunned down Tuesday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/27/2013

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Detective Killed In Santa Cruz Grew Up In Lomita

Two Santa Cruz police officers were shot and killed Tuesday, including a detective who grew up in Southern California.

02/26/2013

Photo Of Crime Scene Tape (credit: John Li/Getty Images)

Detectives Investigating Death Of Woman Pronounced Dead At South Bay Hospital

Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the death of a woman who was pronounced dead at a South Bay hospital.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/13/2013

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Viens Moves To Represent Himself During Sentencing Phase

A judge warned a former Lomita restaurant owner convicted of second-degree murder involving the October 2009 disappearance of his wife against representing himself in court on Tuesday.

11/27/2012

David and Dawn Viens (courtesy: Lomita Police Dept.)

Audio Of Confession From Chef Convicted Of Killing, Cooking Wife Released

The Los Angeles County District Attorney has released the audio recording of a former Lomita restaurant owner describing to investigators how he killed his wife, then cooked her body.

10/01/2012

David and Dawn Viens (courtesy: Lomita Police Dept.)

Lomita Man Convicted Of Second-Degree Murder After Admitting He ‘Cooked’ His Wife

A former Lomita restaurant owner and chef was convicted Thursday of second-degree murder in the death of his wife.

CBS Los Angeles–09/27/2012

David and Dawn Viens (courtesy: Lomita Police Dept.)

Jury Begins Deliberating Case Of Man Detectives Say Confessed To ‘Cooking’ Wife For 4 Days

The case of a former Lomita restaurant owner who told sheriff’s detectives he bound his wife with duct tape, panicked when he found she was dead and “cooked” her body for four days to get rid of her remains has been given to a jury to deliberate.

09/25/2012

David and Dawn Viens (courtesy: Lomita Police Dept.)

Jury Hears Tape Of Lomita Chef Saying He ‘Cooked’ His Wife

A Lomita chef on trial for his wife’s murder told sheriff’s investigators that they couldn’t find his wife’s body because he had slow-cooked it for days in boiling water until little was left but her skull.

09/18/2012

Clockwise from top right: Jeffrey O'Brien, Deondre Whitfield, Wardell Ward, and Wynton White. (credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department)

4 Gang Members Accused In Series Of South Bay Burglaries

Police say they’ve solved a ring of home burglaries in the Rancho Palos Verdes area after they arrested four gang members they believe were responsible for the crimes.

06/15/2012

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3 Arrested For Smashing Over 30 Windows In Torrance And Lomita

An 18-year-old Lomita man and two 17-year-old friends were arrested Monday for smashing more than 30 windows on vehicles, businesses and homes in the Torrance and Lomita areas.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/26/2011

David and Dawn Viens (courtesy: Lomita Police Dept.)

Man Who Jumped From Cliff Pleads Not Guilty In Wife’s Murder

A man who jumped from a cliff in Rancho Palos Verdes while under the surveillance of sheriff’s detectives has pleaded not guilty in the murder of his wife.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/28/2011

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Parolee Arrested On Suspicion Of Killing Toddler In Lomita

Authorities say a parolee has been arrested on suspicion of killing his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son in Lomita.

03/05/2011

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