• Memorial Grows For Man Fatally Struck In South LA By Hit-And-Run Driver

    SOUTH LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A small memorial grows and glows for a 57-year-old bicyclist fatally struck five days ago by a hit-and-run driver.
    CBS 2’s Andre Fujii said Albert Arnold, a car detailer by trade — is remembered by friends as an incredibly nice man.
    Emma Brown was Arnold’s neighbor and friend. She said her friend was killed in such a heartless way.
    “I’ve never seen him mad, never. He always happy,  he was. I can see his smile right now
  • Cease-And-Desist Order Forces WeHo Pet Rescue To Close

    WEST HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) — The “For Lease” sign is up at Saving Spot Pet Rescue in West Hollywood.
    It’s now closed after a CBS2 News investigation prompted action by the California Attorney General’s Office.
    Last May, the owner of Saving Spot threw out CBS2’s David Goldstein after an undercover investigation found the rescue soliciting hundreds of dollars for pets and claiming the expense was tax-deductible.
    The investigation later found Saving Spot’s
  • Health Department Finds No Evidence Of Alleged Rat On Video Invading Popular Burger Chain

    LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) — Video of what appears to be a rat in the window of Original Tommy’s Hamburgers in Long Beach has gone viral, but officials have found no infestation.
    It’s not known yet if the cell phone footage posted on Facebook was real or staged. But for some customers–one look was enough.
    “Spur of the moment loss of appetite,” Lars Henderson said.
    “Where were you guys before I ordered,” Tom Russell said.  “Obviously I won&rs
  • Shooting Leads To SWAT Standoff In Long Beach

    LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) — There were three different crime scenes in a Long Beach neighborhood Thursday night.
    As KCAL9/CBS2’s Tom Wait reports, a driver of a truck was shot. The victim was so injured he could only make it a few blocks before driving his truck into a parked car. Police said he could not be saved.
    “They found that the actual shooting incident happened on the 900 block of Dayman where we found evidence of a shooting,” said Long Beach Police Departm
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  • Junipero Serra Statue Vandalized?

    MISSION HILLS (CBSLA.com) — People were stopping by the statue of Father Junipero Serra in the park across from Mission San Fernando on Thursday.
    As KCAL9/CBS2’s Crystal Cruz reports, visitors came because of a Facebook picture circulating that showed the statue spray-painted and the word “murder” written on Serra.“I came because some friends posted a photo of the defaced statue and I wanted to see if it was in fact correct,” said Paul Minette.
    As of Thur
  • Laguna Beach Installing Barriers To Protect Pedestrians Against Weaponized Cars

    LAGUNA BEACH (CBSLA.com)   —  The street attack in Barcelona — following similar attacks here and abroad — show the need to protect pedestrians against weaponized cars and vehicles.
    CBS 2’s Michele Gile says Laguna Beach is doing just that.The city is putting up barricades to keep drivers from intentionally doing harm to pedestrians.
    This weekend, two demonstrations are planned — not to mention the thousands who just like hanging out in the area.
  • Tennessee Congressman Wants President Trump Impeached

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Democratic congressman from Tennessee says he plans to introduce articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump following his comments on the white supremacist rally in Virginia that turned violent.
    U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen of Memphis said Thursday that the Republican president’s statements about the clashes between white supremacists and counterprotesters last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, show he should be removed from office.
    Cohen, who is Jewi
  • How About A Bird’s Eye View Of The Solar Eclipse?

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — You don’t have to stay grounded for the upcoming Great American Solar Eclipse on Monday. There are plenty of opportunities to see it while in the sky.
    Rotor F-X is one of the companies offering aerial tours on the big day.
    Claudia Jakabs helps with operation and says they’ll fly passengers to local landmarks.
    “The Hollywood sign, we’ll take you to Dodger Stadium, Griffith Park, you can go down to the beach and see Santa Monica Pier,&rd
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  • Oakland Raiders Cornerback Sean Smith Faces Assault Charge For Pasadena Incident

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles prosecutors say Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith has been charged with beating his sister’s boyfriend last month.
    The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said Thursday that Smith faces assault and battery charges.
    They say the 30-year-old Smith beat the victim and then stomped on the man’s head in Pasadena on July 4.
    The Rams play the Raiders this Saturday in their second preseason game in Oakland.
    Smith previously played for
  • Raiders Cornerback Sean Smith Charged With Assault

    Prosecutors in Los Angeles said Smith beat his sister’s boyfriend last month in Pasadena, Calif. He faces assault and battery charges.
  • OJ Simpson Pop-Up Museum To Open In Chinatown

    CHINATOWN (CBSLA.com) — The white Ford Bronco has returned.
    As CBS2’s Jo Kwon reports, an OJ Simpson museum is opening at a Chinatown gallery.
    The white Bronco sitting right outside the museum is not the actual vehicle OJ was in during the 1994 chase — just the same year and model.
    “It’s just so iconic,” says Adam Papagan, the man behind the pop-up museum.
    He grew up in Brentwood — the center of the Simpson murder case.
    “So I’ve alw
  • Best Things To Do This Weekend In Orange County – August 18

    What You’re Doing This Weekend In Orange County (8/18)
    By Ramon Gonzales
    There is still plenty of summer time left and lots of great reason to get out this weekend. Orange County is home to some must-visit spots and the following reads like a quick menu of options that are guaranteed to make for a productive weekend. From outdoor movies to art, food, music, and maybe even dinosaurs, whatever your preference, this should have you covered. Here is what is on tap for the weekend.
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  • Best Things To Do This Weekend In Los Angeles – August 18

    It’s time to browse the option and figure out what the agenda will be for your next few days. LA is never at a loss for cool things to do and among the highlights for this weekend include everything from craft beer samples on a historic battleship to preparing for a once in four generations eclipse that is set to happen this week. It’s time to get ready for a great weekend. Here are some ideas to ensure you have a plan.
    Friday, August 18
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  • Best Brunch Spots In Manhattan Beach

    Smack dab between El Segundo and Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach is one of the three Beach Cities that make up the South Bay. With a year-round ocean breeze, summer/fall temperatures are cooler than regions across Southern California leaving the city prime for weekend brunch adventures. Known as a hotspot for beach volleyball and surfing, the dining scene has recently stepped up its game to put the rest of SoCal on notice. After spending an early morning with your toes in the sand or needing a go
  • 15 Of The Most Romantic Restaurants in LA

    If you are looking for that special place to spend a romantic dinner with your loved one, look no further. From its plethora of rooftop restaurants with stunning views, splurge-worthy restaurants and special occasion locals, LA is full of restaurants to celebrate a special dinner with your partner. Combine dramatic designs and backdrop with LA’s burgeoning food scene, and spend a candlelit dinner across your loved one at one of these 15 restaurants.
    (credit: Jared Iori
  • Man, 56, Charged With Sexually Assaulting 2 Relatives In 2003

    SANTA ANA (CBSLA.com)  —   Authorities have formally charged a 56-year-old Orange County man with sexually assaulting two young relatives in Lake Forest in 2003.
    Robert Earl Corns was scheduled to be arraigned Friday.
    Officials said he sexually assaulted the two relatives — a boy and a girl — when both were about 6-7 years old.
    Corns was charged Aug. 4 with four counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child and two counts of lewd acts on a child, all felonies. If con
  • Same-Sex Married Couple Sues Employer For Revoking Health Insurance

    WEST HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) — Attorneys for Judith Dominguez and Patricia Martinez filed a lawsuit in federal court Thursday claiming Dominguez’s former employee, Cherry Creek Mortgage,  revoked health coverage for Martinez – even though they’re married.
    “They told me Cherry Creek’s definition of marriage is between a man and woman,” Dominguez said.
    Dominguez said she was laid off – after she filed a complaint against the company after she
  • Recording Artist Talks Tools Needed Of A Creative Entrepreneur

     When you think of entrepreneurs, you probably think of healthy eateries, savvy young businesspeople, and startup software companies. However, an entrepreneur is someone who takes on greater than average financial risks when organizing and running a business. By that definition, an independent artist would certainly fall under the entrepreneur label.
    Brooklyn’s Amy Allen would not be one to argue with that assessment. Exemplifying excellent entrepreneurship skills, she has recently re
  • How Did A Car Thief Breach Security At The Nation’s Busiest Port?

    SAN PEDRO (CBSLA.com/AP) — Authorities are reviewing security procedures after a suspected car thief fell to his death from a loading crane at the Port of Los Angeles after leading police on a chase across the city.
    The coroner’s office on Thursday identified the man as 23-year-old James Llamas.
    Officials did not immediately know where he lived.
    Llamas fell about 160 feet and died Wednesday night, three hours after he first scaled the crane and stripped naked. It’s not clear wh
  • Julie Chen Dishes On ‘Big Brother 19’ Mistakes And Her Dark Horse

    By: @TaraLipinsky
    This season on Big Brother…
    In case you haven’t been paying attention, Big Brother Season of Temptation has been all about Paul and Wednesday night’s head-shaking episode was no exception.
    Just when it seemed the Houseguests couldn’t drink any more of the BB vet’s Kool-Aid – both Elena and Matt made moves that benefitted Paul’s game, made themselves vulnerable and left Big Brother Nation speechless. And this BB super fan got host Julie
  • Pimp Used Chino Medical Building As Brothel, Deputies Say

    CHINO (CBSLA.com) – A 39-year-old Los Angeles man was arrested Wednesday, accused of using a commercial medical building in Chino as a brothel.
    Luis Flores Lopez. (Credit: SBSD)
    The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department reports that Luis Flores Lopez advertised prostitution services on Backpage.com for multiple victims based out of a building in the 12500 block of 10th Street.
    On Wednesday, the San Bernardino County Human Trafficking Task Force conducted surveillance at the buil
  • Showtime Sports GM Stephen Espinoza Discusses Mayweather-McGregor Fight

    Ryan Mayer
    Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor  finally meet, after over two years of trash-talking buildup, on Saturday August 26th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada and broadcast live on Showtime PPV. While fans have been chattering for the past couple of years, wondering what this fight would look like, plenty of work was happening behind the scenes to make it a reality. Stephen Espinoza, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Showtime Sports, played a crucial part in g
  • OC Congressman Meets With Assange; Discusses DNC Email Hack

    SANTA ANA (CBSLA.com) – Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) announced that he met with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange this week, who is still living in asylum at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London.
    In a statement Thursday, Rohrabacher’s office said that in a three-hour meeting, the Australian fugitive “emphatically stated that the Russians were not involved” in the theft of Democratic National Committee emails during the 2016 presidential campaign. The emails were
  • 20 Tons Of Nutella Stolen From Truck In Germany

    CBS Local — Police in Germany are on the lookout for a thief with a massive sweet tooth. According to reports, over 20 tons of Nutella and chocolate eggs were stolen from a refrigerated trailer in the town of Neustadt.
    The sugary heist reportedly took place some time between Aug. 12 and 13 and the thief — or thieves — would have needed their own truck to carry away that much chocolate, authorities say. German police are looking to see if the heist may be connected to the t
  • Kahn: If You Aren’t Playing Fantasy Baseball, You’re Missing Out

    By Andrew Kahn
    I’ve long recognized Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hit streak as one of the most impressive in sports history. Trying to beat it has only increased my appreciation.
    If you have no idea what I’m talking about, you’re not alone. The Fantasy Sports Trade Association estimates that of the 59 million fantasy sports participants this past year, 49 percent played a fantasy baseball game. That’s the second most popular fantasy sport, but a distant second to football
  • Should You Install New Windows When Selling Your Home?

    If you’re looking to put your house on the market, making updates before listing it can attract more buyers and help you get the price you are seeking. What about windows? Should you install new windows before you put your house up for sale? The short answer: It certainly can’t hurt. Check out these considerations below when making your decision.
    Conventional Window Replacement Reasons ApplyThe same reasons windows may need to be replaced still apply when deciding whether to replace
  • Is It Time for Window Replacement?

    Windows not only enhance your home’s exterior curb appeal, but they also play a key role in energy efficiency and can directly impact your monthly energy bills. Investing in new windows is a big decision. How do you know when it’s time to replace them? Answering the questions below can help serve as a guide.
    Are Windows Warped or Damaged?Sometimes windows require minor repairs like new weatherstripping, locks or cranks. However, if your window sash or frame is warped or damaged, thi
  • New Video Shows Off LAX’s Ambitious Passenger Rail Plan

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) – A new video rendering released this week provides a glimpse into a project designed to ease and improve passenger access at Los Angeles International Airport through a rail system termed the “Automated People Mover.”
    The APM, which is the centerpiece of the larger LAX Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP), will consist of an elevated track about 2 ¼ miles long that will sit 50 to 70 feet above ground.
    The APM will have six stations that w
  • Mount Rushmore-Style Tribute To Paul Walker Proposed For San Clemente Cliffs

    SAN CLEMENTE (CBSLA.com) — In these troubled times, a comedian from San Clemente is convinced we need more Paul Walker in our lives.
    In an ongoing quest to honor the late actor, a comedian’s alter ego, Chad Kroeger, made an impassioned plea to the San Clemente City Council at their meeting Tuesday night – help them unite the country by carving Walker’s face in the cliffs of San Clemente.
    “Unfortunately division in our country has gotten worse since we last spok
  • ‘Marked Increase’ In West Nile Virus Activity In San Fernando Valley

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) – An increase in West Nile virus activity in the San Fernando Valley has health officials on alert this summer.
    So far this year, 22 people in Los Angeles County have been diagnosed with West Nile, the county Department of Public Health reports. That number, which is the latest through Aug. 11, is higher than the previous five-year average.
    Of those 22 patients, 10 were in the San Fernando Valley. Nineteen of the 22 had to be hospitalized.
    There has been a “ma
  • Pelosi: Remove Confederate Statues From US Capitol ‘Immediately’

    SAN FRANCISCO (CBSLA.com/AP) – House Minority Leader and California Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi is calling for the removal of Confederate statues from the U.S. Capitol.
    Pelosi released a statement Thursday urging House Speaker Paul Ryan “to join Democrats to remove the Confederate statues from the Capitol immediately.”
    “There is no room for celebrating the violent bigotry of the men of the Confederacy in the hallowed halls of the United States Capitol or in places of honor
  • WWE Insiders Pick SummerSlam 2017

    By Chuck Carroll
    The WWE SummerSlam card is humungous. As of this writing, 12 matches are crammed into pro wrestling’s second-biggest event of the year. Out of necessity, WWE has moved the start time of the pay-per-view up and expanded to a four-hour format. And that extra hour is in addition to a two-hour kickoff show, which will also feature at least one match. If this sounds familiar, it should. WWE similarly expanded WrestleMania in April to accommodate 13 matches, three of which were
  • A 2:15 Alarm, 2 Trains and a Bus Get Her to Work by 7 A.M.

    Like many in the housing-starved San Francisco region, Sheila James has moved far inland, gaining affordable space at the price of a brutal commute.
  • Fantasy Football 2017: Top 10 Sleepers

    Ryan Mayer
    The advent of NFL training camps is upon us as teams approach their first preseason games. With the return of football comes the return of our favorite form of legal sports betting, fantasy football. As you scour the internet for the latest news and rankings getting ready for your league’s draft, we’ll be providing you lists of the top fantasy prospects by position for this season. We’ll begin with the most important position on the field and likely on your team: qua
  • $700M USC Village Opens To Students, South LA Community

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Cue the marching band – USC Village, a $700 million development that will house students and include ground-floor retail and restaurants open to the public, opens Thursday.
    The project — the largest development in USC’s 137-year history – replaces a dilapidated 1970’s-era outdoor mall on a 15-acre site at Jefferson Boulevard and Hoover Street.
    USC Village includes a Target and a Trader Joe’s, an Amazon store/pick-up center
  • Armed Man Killed By Deputies During Foot Chase In Watts

    WATTS (CBSLA.com) – A man armed with a handgun was shot and killed by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies Wednesday night near the Nickerson Gardens housing project in Watts.
    The shooting occurred at about 7:17 p.m. near Imperial Highway and Slater Street. According to the sheriff’s department, the situation began when deputies discovered a suspicious car facing the wrong way on Slater Avenue with a person in the driver’s seat and a man, described as Black and in his 30
  • SeaWorld San Diego Euthanizes Killer Whale Matriarch With Lung Disease

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — SeaWorld euthanized one of the entertainment company’s last killer whales to come from the wild, marking the third orca death this year at one of its marine parks.
    FILE — A newborn killer whale is seen moments after it’s birth next to it’s mother, Kasatka, on December 21, 2004. (Getty Images)
    Kasatka died Tuesday evening “surrounded by members of her pod, as well as the veterinarians and caretakers who loved her,” after battling lung dis
  • Police Search For Carl’s Jr. Stabbing Suspect In Riverside

    RIVERSIDE (CBSLA.com) — Police asked for help Thursday in identifying a man they say stabbed another man during an argument at a Carl’s Jr. restaurant in Riverside.
    An argument between the two men erupted Tuesday at about 5 p.m. just outside the Carl’s Jr., 3370 La Sierra Ave., during which time, the suspect pulled out a knife and stabbed the other man several times, according to Riverside police.
    The man who had been stabbed ran inside for help and taken to a hospital. Po
  • Ready To Play: Lions DB Alex Carter Discusses The Importance Of Clean Eating

    It’s a long and tough road to get to the NFL for most players, but it might be an even more difficult task to get yourself mentally and physically “Ready To Play” in the NFL week in and week out. As we work our way towards the start of the NFL season, we’re speaking with a different NFL player each week and getting a first-hand account from them on how they get themselves ready for all of the rigors that come with competing at the NFL level. Here’s Detroit Lion
  • Burglary Suspect Found Dead Inside Bellflower Home

    BELLFLOWER (CBSLA.com) — A burglary suspect who crashed into two cars, then ran inside a Bellflower home was found dead, hours after the standoff began.
    Police were called to the 17600 block of Downey Avenue in Bellflower at 3:11 a.m. after a burglar was reported to be refusing to come out of the home.Bellflower 17000blk Downey, suspect barricaded in home after crashing hi jacked car & running. LASD on scene. @CBSLA @KCBSKCALDesk @KNX1070 pic.twitter.com/GFNDPmyp3Z
    — Mark Du
  • Burglar Barricaded Inside Bellflower Home

    BELLFLOWER (CBSLA.com) — A burglary suspect now believed to be armed is barricaded inside a Bellflower home early Thursday after crashing into two other cars on the street.
    Police were called to the 17600 block of Downey Avenue in Bellflower at 3:11 a.m. after a burglar was reported to be refusing to come out of the home.Bellflower 17000blk Downey, suspect barricaded in home after crashing hi jacked car & running. LASD on scene. @CBSLA @KCBSKCALDesk @KNX1070 pic.twitter.com/GFNDPm
  • 4 Reasons To Buy A New Solar-Powered Home At The Santa Ana Collection

    By Lori Melton
    In today’s bustling real estate market, many potential homeowners are looking for Smart Home options and eco-friendly, energy-efficient abodes. City Ventures’ Santa Ana Collection offers brand new solar-powered townhomes in a conveniently-located gated community. The residences boast exciting tech-focused, environmentally-savvy elements in a variety of floor plans to suit your individual needs. Check out some of the top reasons to put a new solar-powered Santa Ana home
  • Climate Lessons from California

    The state faces big challenges but has also been particularly ambitious in its efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Only On 2: Family Looks For Son’s Gravesite But Cemetery Moved It

    ROSEMEAD (CBSLA.com)     A family went to visit their son’s burial site only to discover the cemetery moved the body without their knowledge.
    It’s a story that is Only On 9.
    KCAL 9’s Peter Daut says Resurrection Cemetery in Rosemead, run by the Catholic church, moved the body without asking or telling the family.
    Richard Franco’s family says he is not buried where he is supposed to be and they have filed a lawsuit.
    “It’s just not right,&rdq
  • Puig’s Walk-Off Double Lifts Dodgers Past White Sox

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yasiel Puig’s two-run double in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Chicago White Sox 5-4 on Wednesday night for their second comeback win in as many games.Puig sent a 3-2 pitch from Jake Petricka (1-1) into center field, scoring Logan Forsythe and Austin Barnes.
    Hey, Yu! Dodger Fans On Social Media Let Darvish Know Of Disappointment In Home Debut 
    The victory salvaged the much-anticipated home debut of Yu Darvish, who didn&r
  • Hey, Yu! Dodger Fans On Social Media Let Darvish Know Of Disappointment In Home Debut

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Despite the Los Angeles Dodgers’ walkoff victory again Wednesday, pitcher Yu Darvish had a rough night in his much-anticipated home debut.
    Fans on social media expressed concern about the new pitcher’s contribution to the team.
    Here is a sample:Yu Darvish is tapping out. He doesn't want anymore punishment
    — Herb Lawrence (@Ecnerwal23) August 17, 2017So much for that Darvish debut, good thing Kershaw is on his way back!
    — Rey (@1982Rey)
  • Deadly Ending To Chase After Man Climbs Port Of LA Crane, Gets Naked

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A suspected car thief  has died after leading police on a chase through the Long Beach area ending with a standoff when the man climbed a crane at the Port of Los Angeles.  The man spent about three hours on the crane and eventually took all his clothes off around 8.p.m.
    During the standoff, the man was seen walking around, waving, twitching and even doing calisthenics on the narrow ledge of the crane. A SWAT team eventually approached the man in th
  • Man Questioned In Possible Abduction Of Woman In Fontana

    FONTANA (CBSLA.com) —   Fontana Police on Wednesday were investigating a possible kidnapping.
    Witnesses said a black man (heavyset and between 30-40) forced a Latina (between 20-30) into a vehicle after allegedly choking her just before 1:35 p.m.
    The incident happened in the area of Sierra and San Bernardino in the city of Fontana.
    The woman reportedly began screaming for help, witnesses said. She reportedly said, “Someone help me! Please, God, help me!”
    (credit: Fontana P
  • 1-Year-Old Tumbles Out Window While Mom Is Sleeping

    VICTORVILLE (CBSLA.com)  — Deputies from the Victorville Police Department on Monday responded to a call of a found child in the 14400 block of Chamberlain Drive around 9 a.m.
    A woman told deputies she heard a child crying and when she went outside she saw a toddler standing in the front yard, across the street from her home.
    She said she knocked on the door to the home but no one answered.
    When deputies arrived they were able to make entry into the house and located the one-year-old
  • 1-Year-Old Tumbles Out Of Window While Mom Is Sleeping

    VICTORVILE (CBSLA.com)   —    Deputies from the Victorville Police Department on Monday responded to a call of a found child in the 14400 block of Chamberlain Drive around 9 a.m.
    A woman told deputies she heard a child crying and when she went outside she saw a toddler standing in the front yard, across the street from her home.
    She said she knocked on the door to the home but no one answered.
    When deputies arrived they were able to make entry into the house and lo

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