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BRIEFLY 2 ARRESTED IN CASE OF OFFICER'S SLAYING.

The former wife of a slain LAUSD police officer and her husband were arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the shooting death of the officer four years ago in his Northridge home, police said Thursday.

Jennifer Fletcher, 32, and Matthew Fletcher, 43, of Chatsworth were booked into jail, Los Angeles police said.

Los Angeles Unified School District police officer Joel Shanbrom was shot and killed while off-duty at his Raymer Street home in 1998.

- Daily News

Broken hydrant drenches offices

VAN NUYS - A car sheared off a fire hydrant in the 13700 block of Victory Boulevard on Thursday afternoon, sending thousands of gallons of water shooting onto the roof of a nearby building and damaging several offices inside, a fire official said.

The driver in the solo vehicle crash was taken to Northridge Hospital Medical Center in good condition, the official said.

- City News Service

Peruvian awarded political asylum

An appellate panel granted asylum Thursday to an immigrant living in North Hills who fled his native Peru in 1992 after receiving multiple death threats from the Shining Path guerrillas.

Dagoberto Hermes Salazar-Paucar, 43, argued that he could not be deported to his homeland because he was persecuted by the guerrillas for being a local government official.

The Shining Path is an armed Maoist revolutionary group that seeks to overthrow the Peruvian government.

- City News Service

City begins work on recycle center

SUN VALLEY - Los Angeles city officials broke ground Thursday at the site of a $24 million Bureau of Sanitation facility at 11050 Pendleton St.

Residents can drop off recyclables, bulky items and hazardous materials at the site.

- City News Service

Supreme Court upholds Prop. 21

The California Supreme Court upheld the validity of Proposition 21 on Thursday, setting aside constitutional attacks to the juvenile crime initiative approved by voters.

- Associated Press

Parolee arrested with teen-age boy

OXNARD - A registered sex offender on parole for child pornography was arrested Wednesday after police found a 16-year-old boy inhaling air freshener inside his van, authorities said.

David Savine Carrino, 50, of Oxnard, was booked into Ventura County Jail on suspicion of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, violating the terms of his parole and being in possession of prescription medications without a prescription, authorities said. He is being held in lieu of $10,000 bail.

- Daily News

Trial contest won by La Reina High

THOUSAND OAKS - For the fourth consecutive year, the team from La Reina High School in Thousand Oaks clinched the Ventura County Mock Trials on Thursday night at the Ventura County Government Center, officials said.

La Reina advances to the state competition held in San Jose County March 22-24. Westlake High School came in second place, followed by Thousand Oaks High School and Buena High School.

- Daily News
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