Hollywood Woman Charged With Luring Man To His Killing

A witness in the case told police that he heard four to five gunshots and a slight pause before two more shots rang out that night. He went outside and saw a pony-tailed woman and a man in dark clothing run away from the scene. The witness then saw Rivera injured in the alley and dialed 911. Photos: Mug shots of famous athletes Rivera was shot in the temple, arms, spinal column and the chest, according to an arrest warrant. Goff was charged with premeditated murder and was arrested Tuesday. At a first-appearance court hearing Wednesday, she was ordered held without bond in jail. According to documents read in court by Broward County Judge John “Jay” Hurley, the slaying was orchestrated by Goff. The day after the killing, Goff told a detective that she had spent the day with Rivera at ArtsPark at Young Circle, but lost sight of him at North Dixie Highway and Taft Street, police said. She told the detective that she continued walking home alone at that point, police said. Goff then provided a different account, saying she was with Rivera when he was shot. She said Rivera became angered when he saw Goff greet another man known as “Dread” with a hug, the warrant said. Goff said “Dread” then shot Rivera and she fled the scene and later went to the park to get drunk, because she was upset, authorities said. However, when police reviewed surveillance video of a nearby home, it did not show Goff, “Dread” or Rivera involved in an altercation. Police also used a statement from a confidential informant as evidence to link Goff and Cabrera to the murder. Cabrera is known to frequent hotels in the Hollywood area.

Hollywood arts school gives struggling teens a second chance

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In Los Angeles County alone there are more than 100. Some focus on job skills, some on dealing with teen pregnancy. Few focus on the arts. Mayorga ended up at Hollywood Media Arts Academy . Many of the school’s small student body of 50 students areteen parents, drug users or facing problems with the juvenile justice system. This school is unique in how it tries to reach those kids: through the visual and performing arts. “I found it to be better,” said 11th grader Stephanie Delgado. She used to go to Fairfax high school and prefers the small class sizes at Hollywood Media Arts Academy. “It’s easier, you know, when you need help you go to the teacher and they start explaining it to you and they put more dedication into helping you with what you need.” Students at the school spend 10 hours each weeklearning photography, video production,animation and other skills from teaching artists. Two weeks ago,teenagers wereworking in small groups on a silk screen poster project as a skateboarding video played on a laptop. They learn their core subjects math, science, English from teachers employed by the Los Angeles County Office of Education, which runs the school.