• Deputies Investigate Shooting Death Of Woman In Cudahy

    CUDAHY (CBSLA) — Authorities Sunday said they were investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a woman in Los Angeles County.
    The woman was found dead in the 5100 block of Live Oak Street in Cudahy, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.
    Deputies said a male suspect was also found dead at the scene.
    An investigation is ongoing.
    Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s De
  • Colin Kroll, Co-Founder Of HQ Trivia, Found Dead

    Colin Kroll, a tech executive who co-founded the HQ Trivia app, has died. He was 35.
  • 2 Dead After Car Rolls Over Into Hyde Park Structure Causing Partial Building Collapse

    HYDE PARK (CBSLA) — Two people have died Sunday after a car crashed into a structure in the Hyde Park area.
    Following the crash, authorities say the car rolled over into the building in the 3000 block of W. 66th Place. It has caused a partial building collapse.
    The two individuals were reported to be dead on the scene.
    This is a breaking news report. More information will be added as soon as it becomes available.
  • Man Pops The Question At Runyon Canyon In Over-The-Top Marriage Proposal

    A couple was on a hike when Maurice Goldstein got down on one knee.
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  • STEAM Sundays: Meet A Gingerbread Housemaker

    Erica Tucker is a baker who knows how to build the season's most enchanted dwelling: gingerbread homes.
  • Owner Of Dogs Suspected Of Mauling Woman Arrested Over Outstanding Warrant

    ANZA (CBSLA) — The owner of two dogs suspected of mauling a woman in Riverside County was arrested on an outstanding warrant.
    According to police, the woman was attacked Saturday while hanging her laundry in her community of Anza, which is about 30 miles east of Temecula.
    Her injuries were so severe she was airlifted to the hospital.
    Meanwhile, Riverside County Animal Services was waiting for legal approval to euthanize the dogs.
    Shortly after the attack, the dog’s owner was arrested
  • #805Strong: Hundreds Lace Up To Raise Funds For Victims Of Borderline Shooting, Woolsey Fire

    THOUSAND OAKS (CBSLA) — Hundreds of people in Thousand Oaks will be lacing up their sneakers in an effort to raise funds for the victims in the Borderline mass shooting and Woolsey fire.
    The #805Strong 5K walk/run was expected to get under Sunday morning. The event was expected to raise funds for the victims.
    Back in November, 12 people were shot and killed inside the Borderline Bar & Grill. Within 24 hours, the area expected more devastation after the Hill and Woolsey fires erupted.
  • Gas Station Stick-Up Caught On Camera

    COMPTON (CBSLA) — A robber forced a Compton cashier to empty out the cash register and she stayed calm with a gun in her face. It was all caught on camera.
    A security camera captured the hold-up on Dec. 6 at 1 p.m. in the afternoon.
    The cashier emptied about $150 from her register.
    Luis Medina is the manager of the Chevron at the corner of North Wilmington Avenue and Rosecrans Avenue in Compton.
    “It’s scary. Especially me and my crew working here. We’re a little
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  • Arrest In Machete Incident Outside North Hollywood Chabad

    NORTH HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) — An image of a masked man with a machete scared many people at a local synagogue but Saturday night an arrest was made.
    A frightening picture taken outside the Chabad of North Hollywood appears to show a man with his face covered in a scarf, holding a machete in a threatening manner toward the Chabad.
    “Obviously the image is very disturbing,” said Rabbi Nachman Abend. “A man with a sword standing in front of a synagogue with his face wra
  • California ‘Text Tax’ Vote Cancelled Following FCC Ruling

    SACRAMENTO (CBSLA) — Californians can continue to text tax-free.
    The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) announced on Twitter Friday evening that a January vote on a “text tax” is cancelled.
    The move follows an FCC ruling that text messaging is an information service, not a telecommunications service, under the Federal Telecommunications Act.
    Here is an update to the #texting surcharge proposal before @californiapuc. pic.twitter.com/6QziYqQKXY
    — Califo
  • Thousands Of Teachers March In Downtown Los Angeles As Strike Looms

    DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (CBSLA/AP) — Thousands of teachers who may go on strike against the nation’s second-largest school district next month marched and rallied in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday.
    United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) union estimates 50,000 were there.
    The crowd had relief from overcrowding at the top of their wish list.
    RELATED: Mediation Fails Between LAUSD, Teachers Union; Potential Strike Looms
    “The classroom sizes are too big,” said LAUSD
  • Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing At Beach In Dana Point

    DANA POINT (CBSLA) – A small plane made an emergency landing on a beach in Dana Point Saturday afternoon, officials said.
    The Orange County Fire Authority responded to at Doheny State Beach just after 2 p.m.It is not yet clear how many occupants were inside the plane at the time.
    There were no injuries reported.
    The cause of the landing remains under investigation.
    This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.
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  • Kings Troll Steph Curry With Moon Landing Video During Pregame Intros

    SACRAMENTO (CBSLA) – The Sacramento Kings jumped at the opportunity to poke fun at Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry’s moon comments made earlier this week.
    While the two-time NBA champion has since said he was joking about doubting whether man ever landed on the moon, it didn’t stop the Kings from having some fun at Curry’s expense.
    Sacramento played a clip from the moon landing while announcing the starting lineup for the Warriors on Friday at the Go
  • Kids In California Want This Toy For Christmas

    Just how does Santa know exactly which toys kids in California want to find under the Christmas tree? Perhaps he powers up the computer at the North Pole and consults Google. That could explain how he knows American kids are just wild about Power Wheels, the riding toy from Fisher-Price that allows kids to rev around their yards and parks like aspiring Nascar drivers.
    But that’s not the case in California, where an analysis of Google searches by Review.org, an internet company that reviews
  • Good Samaritan Helps OC Deputy In Trouble During DUI Arrest

    MISSION VIEJO (CBSLA) – A bystander is being thanked for helping a deputy arrest a bloody and sweaty DUI driver after the suspect was involved in a head-on collision.
    The good Samaritan captured the incident on cell phone video after he happened upon the crash in Mission Viejo.
    The Orange County Sheriff’s Department said the suspect took off running while first responders helped a mother and son injured in the crash.
    Deputy Olivia Coco was first on the scene and chased after the susp
  • VIDEO: Man Tries To Stab South Pasadena Jeweler During Robbery Attempt

    SOUTH PASADENA (CBSLA) – Police are searching for two men suspected of trying to rob and stab the owner of a South Pasadena jewelry store in an attack that was caught on surveillance video.
    The attack occurred at 10:55 a.m. Friday at Vana Watch and Jewelry at 1401 Mission St., according to South Pasadena police.
    Security video shows two men milling about the store for nearly five minutes before one of them attempts to stab the proprietor.
    Owner Jean Boujekian was able to keep the suspect f
  • Police Identify Vehicle In Attempted Robbery At South Pasadena Jewelry Store

    SOUTH PASADENA (CBSLA) – Police have identified a vehicle they believe was used by two men suspected of trying to rob and stab the owner of a South Pasadena jewelry store in an attack that was caught on surveillance video.
    The vehicle was described as a four-door, green 2006 Chevrolet Malibu, with California license plate numbers 5YAC399. The car has black rims and damage to the right rear portion of the car, the South Pasadena Police Department reported.
    The attack occurred at 10:55 a.m.
  • Box Truck Explosion In Boyle Heights Remains Under Investigation

    BOYLE HEIGHTS (CBSLA) — Boyle Heights residents were still shaken up Saturday after a box truck exploded near a gas station at a busy intersection during rush hour.
    Crews responded to 2720 E. Olympic Blvd. at 5:47 p.m. Friday for a report of an explosion of unknown contents inside a semi truck. The truck driver was able to pull into a nearby gas station, which was evacuated as a precaution. The gas station remained closed Saturday.
    RELATED: Box Truck Explosion Rocks Boyle Heights
  • Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Will Leave Administration At End Of Year, Trump says

    President Trump said on Twitter Saturday that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will be leaving the Trump administration at the end of the year.
  • Unsettling North Hollywood Synagogue Photo Provokes Fear, Disgust On Social Media

    NORTH HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) — An eerie photo taken in front of a synagogue in North Hollywood is making its way around social media, provoking reactions of fear, anger and disgust.
    A user identified as Noah Oiknine on Facebook says he took the picture himself Friday afternoon. In a post on the social media site, he recalled seeing a man with his head covered and sword in his hand making threatening gestures towards the Chabad.
    Brian Levin is a domestic terrorism expert. He says tensions a
  • South Pasadena Jewelry Store Worker Pulls Gun On Robbers

    SOUTH PASADENA (CBSLA) — Robbers pulled a knife and a jewelry store worker pulled a gun.
    Security video captured a man in a red ball cap pulling out a knife before a struggle with Jean Boujekian during the Friday morning robbery.
    “No remorse. This guy had dead eyes. He was ready to kill,” said Boujekian, owner of Vana Watch and Jewelry in South Pasadena.
    After they walked in the two men made a beeline for the display case with high-end watches.
    Boujekian says the guy
  • California AG Prepares For Battle Over ACA After Federal Judge Rules Mandate Unconstitutional

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is gearing up for a battle over Americans’ healthcare coverage after a federal judge in Texas struck down the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act Friday.
    Twenty republican state attorneys general filed the lawsuit earlier this year. They were opposed by a group of democrats who defended the ACA, also known as Obamacare.
    A federal judge in Tex
  • Chargers Can No Longer Be Overlooked As Super Bowl Contender

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers can no longer be overlooked, whether it is on the list of Super Bowl contenders or as a headline attraction in their own town.
    Thursday night’s 29-28 come-from-behind victory over the Kansas City Chiefs moved the 11-3 Chargers into a tie atop the AFC West with two games remaining and clinched them their first postseason berth since 2013. The Chiefs hold the tiebreaker due to a better division record, but the Chargers have a viable chance of
  • Teachers Strike Threat Looms As LAUSD Begins Winter Break

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Today was the last day of classes for LAUSD students and faculty before winter break — but teachers may not return when class is back in session.
    United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) President Alex Caputo-Pearl says the union has spent 19 months negotiating with the district, and he has not seen a legitimate offer yet.
    “The big issues in this contract struggle are reducing class size, getting more nurses, counselors, psychologists, librarians to ou
  • Bike Accident Leads To Safety Improvements On La Tuna Canyon Road

    SUNLAND (CBSLA) — A San Fernando Valley road that’s been at the center of a major safety concern has finally gotten a big makeover.
    On Friday local officials unveiled the changes to La Tuna Canyon Road.
    “I don’t remember that day,” said Keith Jackson.
    But Jackson’s family will never forget It. Dec. 9, 2017. The 53-year-old Burbank man was riding his bike on La Tuna Canyon Road — a ride he’d done hundreds of times. But this time ended diff
  • LAFD, LAPD Respond To Box Truck Explosion In Boyle Heights

    BOYLE HEIGHTS (CBSLA) — LAPD and LAFD officials are investigating a box truck explosion in Boyle Heights.
    Crews responded to 2720 E. Olympic Blvd. at 5:47 p.m. following a report of an explosion of unknown contents inside a semi trailer truck that collided into a gas station.
    The gas station was evacuated as a precaution.
    There were no immediate reports of injuries.
    A portion of Olympic Blvd. at Soto St. was shut down due to the investigation.
    This story is developing. 
  • Box Truck Explosion Rocks Boyle Heights Neighborhood

    BOYLE HEIGHTS (CBSLA) — A box truck explosion in Boyle Heights that closed a busy intersection during rush hour and shook up witnesses is under investigation.
    Crews responded to 2720 E. Olympic Blvd. at 5:47 p.m. following a report of an explosion of unknown contents inside a semi trailer truck. The driver of that truck was able to pull into a nearby gas station, which was evacuated as a precaution.
    Witnesses were dazed as debris littered the crowded intersection after a loud boom.
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  • Box Truck Explosion In Boyle Heights Under Investigation

    BOYLE HEIGHTS (CBSLA) — A box truck explosion in Boyle Heights that closed a busy intersection during rush hour and shook up witnesses is under investigation.
    Crews responded to 2720 E. Olympic Blvd. at 5:47 p.m. following a report of an explosion of unknown contents inside a semi trailer truck. The driver of that truck was able to pull into a nearby gas station, which was evacuated as a precaution.
    Witnesses were dazed as debris littered the crowded intersection after a loud boom.
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  • Meet The Robotic Addition To Security Detail At The Bloc

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — There’s an innovative crime-fighter in town.
    A new robot set to patrol downtown’s The Bloc will be armed with high-tech cameras designed to pick up video footage and information as it rolls through the mall.  It’s the first of its kind in the City of Los Angeles, following implementation in other cities, including New York and Washington — where the robot ended up in a fountain.
    Supporters say new sensors will prevent the robot from e
  • ‘We Thought It Was A Bomb’: SUV Crash Survivor Speaks

    SAN GABRIEL (CBSLA) — Alicia Zepeda says she thought it was a bomb.
    Police say the driver who did it was having medical issues.
    CBSLA’s Tom Wait sat down with the woman who was close to being killed at her San Gabriel home.
    “We heard like a loud boom. We thought it was a bomb,” said Zepeda.
    Zepeda describes the horrifying moment an SUV careened through her bay window covered in Christmas decorations. She and her friend were in the room, only a couple of feet fro
  • Suspected Hit-And-Run Driver Arrested In Street-Racing Crash That Left Girl With Severe Brain Injury

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A suspected hit-and-run driver is locked up in connection to a street-racing crash that injured a mother and two young girls, police say.
    According to a LAPD spokesperson, the victim was turning south onto Hoover St. from westbound Florence Ave. when she was struck by a black Chevy Camaro that was racing a black Ford Mustang shortly before 9 p.m. December 9.
    Security video captured the crash, which sent the Lety Garcia’s vehicle into a light pole.
    Garcia, 2
  • Suspected Hit-And-Run Driver Arrested In Alleged Street-Racing Crash That Left Girl With Severe Brain Injury

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A suspected hit-and-run driver is now locked up in connection to a violent street-racing crash in South L.A. police say injured a mother and two little girls.
    According to police, a Mustang and a Camaro were racing down Florence Ave. Sunday night just before the crash.
    Security video captured the moment one of the vehicles hit the victims’ car, sending it right into a light pole.
    Nine-year-old Delilah, her best friend and Delilah’s mother were injured
  • Police Search For Serial Burglary Victims Connected To Arrest Of YouTube Surfing Sensation

    NEWPORT BEACH (CBSLA) — Police are trying to get the word out to anyone whose home may have been burglarized in Newport Beach over the last six months: they may have found your stolen property.
    Newport Beach detectives suspect YouTube sensation Quinn Kasbar, 18, has, since May, targeted a number of unoccupied homes in Newport Beach and Corona del Mar.
    They say Kasbar kept some of the stolen property in a storage space and are investigating if other items were sold and they money used
  • California Mandates 100-Percent Zero-Emission Bus Fleet

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CBSLA/AP) — California moved Friday to eliminate fossil fuels from its fleet of 12,000 transit buses, enacting a first-in-the-nation mandate that will vastly increase the number of electric buses on the road.
    The California Air Resources Board voted to require that all new buses be carbon-free by 2029. Environmental advocates project that the last greenhouse-gas-emitting buses will phase out by 2040.
    While clean buses cost more than the diesel and natural gas vehicles t
  • Mick Mulvaney To Be Acting White House Chief Of Staff

    The White House chief of staff sweepstakes is over for the moment — and Mick Mulvaney is the winner, President Trump announced on Twitter Friday.
  • Postmates To Begin Dispatching Delivery Robots In LA

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The next time you order takeout, your delivery person might actually be a robot.
    The food and grocery delivery service Postmates announced Thursday it is rolling out a fleet of robots that it calls “Serve” to deliver to its customers.
    (Credit: Postmates)
    Postmates will begin using Serve in Los Angeles before expanding it to other cities over the next year.
    The robots are fully electric and are designed to move on sidewalks. They can run 30 miles on a singl
  • Body Found In Garage Of Wilmington Home, Foul Play Suspected

    WILMINGTON (CBSLA) – Homicide detectives were called out to investigate a suspicious death at a Wilmington home Friday morning.
    The body of a male was discovered just before 8 a.m. in the garage of the home, located in the 1200 block of Marine Avenue, according to Los Angeles police. The victim was not immediately identified.
    Paramedics also transported at least one person to the hospital from that location, the L.A. Fire Department disclosed.
    Police told CBS2 foul play was suspected in th
  • Fantasy Football Week 15: Start Kirk Cousins Over Aaron Rodgers?

    By Norm Elrod
    When talking big-game quarterbacks, the Packers’ Aaron Rodgers probably wouldn’t get benched in favor of the Vikings’ Kirk Cousins. No offense to Mr. Cousins, who’s having a solid if unspectacular season in Minnesota. He just doesn’t have Rodgers’ history.
    But fantasy football is a little different from the NFL. And in NFL Week 15 the Vikings match up with a suspect Miami Dolphins defense, while the Packers find themselves facing the feared Chica
  • Are Schools Across The Country Going Too Far By Banning Homework?

    (CBS News/CBS Local)–Are schools across the country going too far by banning homework? According to child and adolescent family therapist Darby Fox, yes.
    “It’s like an ultimate reaction. There is a point to homework and the right amount really is age appropriate,” Fox said Friday on “CBS This Morning.”
    Elementary school students have an average of around 4.5 hours of homework a week, while high schoolers get an average of about 7.5 hours, according to the Wall
  • Man Accused Of Molesting 2 Girls He Met At Newbury Park Jehovah’s Witness Church

    NEWBURY PARK (CBSLA) — A Thousand Oaks man faces charges of sexually abusing girls he met through the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses church in Newbury Park.
    Steven Skyler Abbott, 69, was arrested on Nov. 28, after a 16-year-old girl reported to police that she had been sexually abused between the ages of 5 and 11 years old. The subsequent investigation uncovered a second woman, now 24 years old, who said she had also been sexually abused by Abbott when she was between 3 and
  • Patriots-Steelers Week 15 Matchup

    By Norm Elrod
    The lineup for Week 15 in the NFL is shaping up nicely, with multiple matchups between possible playoff contenders. The Los Angeles Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs started things off Thursday, with Philip Rivers orchestrating a last-second comeback win to pull the Chargers even with the Chiefs. Kansas City owns the tiebreaker and still has the inside track on AFC West title. The Dallas Cowboys and Indianapolis Colts are each jockeying for playoff position in their respective confer
  • Police Release Photos Of Brazen Burbank Porch Thief

    BURBANK (CBSLA) – Police have released home security video of a suspect wanted for tailing a mail carrier and stealing a package off the front porch of a home in Burbank last week.
    (Burbank Police Department)
    The suspect was caught on video on Dec. 7 at 3:30 p.m. swiping a package off the front porch of a home in the 1800 block of North Maple Street, according to Burbank police.
    The U.S. Postal Service mail truck can be seen in the background, parked along the street in front of the home.
  • Napster’s Sean Parker Creates Beach Access App As Punishment For Lavish Wedding

    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A new smartphone app that shows users a map of more than 1,500 access points along the California coast was created with help from a tech billionaire whose elaborate wedding ran afoul of state regulators.
    The Los Angeles Times reports the California Coastal Commission unveiled the YourCoast app at its meeting Thursday in Newport Beach.
    Napster co-founder Sean Parker agreed to help build the educational tool after he constructed a large movie-set-like site
  • Suspect Shot, Wounded By Calif. State Parks Officer In Perris After Ramming Patrol Cars

    PERRIS (CBSLA) – A suspect was shot and wounded by a California State Parks officer after ramming into two police cruisers during a pursuit Thursday night in Perris.
    The suspect was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries is expected to survive.
    The incident began at 7:51 p.m. when California State Parks officers tried to pull over a car in the area of Ramona Expressway and North Perris Boulevard, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
    The car refused to stop
  • Family Offering To Pay Photographer Over $90,000 To Take Photos Of Them Traveling The World

    (CBS Philly/CBS Local) – If you love photography and traveling your dream job may have just opened up. A family in the United Kingdom reached out to Perfocal.com, a website that connects people who need photographers with skilled professionals, seeking a lifestyle photographer to capture their family moments by traveling the world with them.
    The best part? They’re willing to pay you over $90,000.
    The position involves traveling outside of the United Kingdom for up to three month
  • CBS Corporation To Donate $20M To Time’s Up, 17 Other Groups After Les Moonves Ouster

    The funds will be distributed within 60 days of execution of the agreement, according to a person familiar with the arrangement. The amount each group will receive was based on their proposal and "capacity to absorb funds relative to their annual budgets."
  • Report: Johnson & Johnson Hid Findings Of Asbestos In Baby Powder For Decades

    (CBS News/CBS Local)– Johnson & Johnson has for decades known its raw talc and finished powders at times tested positive for small quantities of asbestos, with the company’s doctors and lawyers vexed by the findings but failing to alert regulators or consumers, according to a Reuters story published Friday.
    J&J stock — up 6 percent for the year — plunged 11 percent on news of the report, based on memos, internal documents and confidential memos that the
  • Arrested Fresno Assemblyman Admits To Spanking Daughter

    Joaquin Arambula, a Fresno Democrat and a board-certified physician, was arrested Monday on suspicion of willful cruelty to a child.
  • NFL Picks Week 15: Vikings Bounce Back After Coordinator Change

    Ryan Mayer
    We’re closing in on the final playoff field with three weeks left in the season, and things are looking pretty tight in both conferences.
    In the AFC, the Chiefs and Chargers are tied with the best record after the Chargers’ comeback win over the Chiefs last night. Kansas City owns the tiebreaker, however, and can secure the AFC West title and the top spot by winning their next two games. The Patriots have the tiebreaker over the Texans. The Steelers and Ravens are separate
  • CBS Paid Eliza Dushku $9.5M After She Accused “Bull” Star Michael Weatherly Of Harassment

    When Dushku appeared on "Bull" last year, there were "well-developed plans" to make her a full-time cast member, but those plans allegedly ended after she came forward with allegations against the show's star.

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