Edward Magdaleno

Articles by Edward Magdaleno

Justice for Jacob protest draws cops

Police say they’ve exhausted all leads in youth’s murder

On Friday, October the 13th, around five in the evening, a group of about 30 protesters gathered in front of the National City Police Department headquarters on National City Boulevard holding banners and signs reading ...

Not the typical roadside memorial in National City

"Yeah, eight years. We come out every year on the night it happened."

In the drug and gang world of National City, street memorials are not uncommon. For a time, vases of flowers and religious candles will bloom on the street or sidewalk where a killing took place, ...

The youth love their guns

Police descend on gas station after report of young men with assault weapons

On March 1, National City police got a call at 11:30 a.m. from inside the Arco AM/PM at W. 8th and Roosevelt Avenue from someone who had seen people aiming what appeared to be assault ...

Fire rages through Logan Heights bar

Arson closed Malena’s in 2008

A notorious neighborhood bar, Malena’s, located on the 2900 block of National Avenue, long closed due to an arson fire, was ablaze in the early morning hours of Friday, April 11. At around 2 in ...

Arson follows domestic turmoil in Logan Heights

After setting fires, boyfriend allegedly lights himself up

On Wednesday, April 9, shortly before 5 in the evening, police cars, fire trucks, and two ambulances responded to a house fire in the middle of the block on National Avenue between 30th and 31st. ...

Smoldering fire in Shelltown exposes a smoldering problem

Fed up neighbors watch in frustration

At around 4 in the afternoon on Monday, March 31, fire trucks and vehicles were heading down National Avenue passing 32nd Street, then some of the trucks and vehicles came back and were heading down ...

Just a Sunday afternoon trash fire on National Ave.

What the landlord’s water device did.

Around 3:45 on Sunday afternoon, March 23, 2014, a bright clear windy afternoon, firefighters responded to a fire in the 2900 block of National Avenue. A neighbor around the corner had smelled smoke and called ...

Local, federal, and state authorities swarm Logan Heights

Serving arrest warrant on Marine

On Thursday, December 5, at approximately 10:30 in the morning, at a house on National Avenue between South 30th and 31st, a felony drug arrest warrant was carried out by members of a Joint Task ...

Pursuit of 15-year-old driver ends with smash-up of truck

"A bad kid," the officer said.

On Tuesday morning, October 29, at approximately 12:45 a.m., a high-speed police chase through the Memorial community ended on 30th Street where it intersects Newton Avenue. A small white car they were pursuing couldn't brake ...

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