• San Francisco Mayor Dies Suddenly At 65

    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS Local/AP) — Mayor Ed Lee, who oversaw a technology-driven economic boom in the city that brought with it sky-high housing prices, died suddenly early Tuesday at age 65.
    FILE — San Francisco mayor Ed Lee speaks during a news conference at the site of a street repaving project on May 15, 2017 in San Francisco. (Getty Images)
    A statement from the Lee’s office said the city’s first Asian-American mayor died at 1:11 a.m. at Zuckerberg San Francisco General H
  • LAPD Officer Hurt In One Of 2 Crashes That Shut Down 405 Freeway Overnight

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A Los Angeles Police Department officer was seriously injured when he was struck by a suspected drunk driver in one of two crashes that caused a full closure of the San Diego (405) Freeway in the Sawtelle area early Tuesday morning.
    The crash involving the officer happened at 11:47 p.m. Monday near Santa Monica Boulevard, California Highway Patrol Officer Tony Polizzi said.
    The officer, who had just pulled over a speeding vehicle in the northbound lanes, was out
  • Ed Lee, San Francisco Mayor, Dies at 65

    Mr. Lee was a civil rights lawyer who, in 2011, became the first Asian-American to be elected as mayor of the city.
  • Woman Taken Into Custody After Rolling From Driver’s Seat Of Minivan That Led Pursuit

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A woman was taken into custody after rolling limply from the driver’s seat of a minivan that was reported stolen and led a chase through much of Los Angeles.
    The chase started in Irwindale at the northbound 605 Freeway at Live Oak at 4:17 a.m. at speeds of at least 80 mph, according to the California Highway Patrol.
    A second suspect jumped from the vehicle in Westwood while it was on surface streets.
    This is a breaking news report. We will update it as info
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  • A Landmark California Climate Program Is in Jeopardy

    An oversupply of pollution permits threatens the state’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Brazen ‘Bad Santa’ Caught On Video Burglarizing Homes

    STUDIO CITY (CBSLA) — Residents in one Los Angeles neighborhood might be asking themselves if they’ve been naughty enough to deserve the spate of home burglaries perpetrated by man in the bare minimum of Santa gear.
    Security cameras in two homes — at least one on Shadyglade Avenue — captured a young-looking man in a Santa hat ransacking homeowners’ belongings. He looked seemingly unafraid — or maybe just oblivious — of being filmed.
    Four of the
  • ‘What In The World?’ Ice From Plane Causes ‘Horrendous Boom’ For Couple Watching TV

    SAN BERNARDINO (CBSLA) — a San Bernardino couple has lived in their neighborhood since the 1960s, and they say they’ve always heard the planes overhead going to both Ontario and Los Angeles. They never imagined something like what happened Sunday could happen to them.
    Claudell Curry and his wife Odell were watching TV Sunday night when all of a sudden.
    “This horrendous boom and our house just shook and trembled,” Curry said.
    At first, they couldn’t tell what had hap
  • OC Man Charged With Stalking 15 Girls On Social Media, Likely Used Public Library Computers

    SANTA ANA (CBSLA) — An Orange County man has been charged with terrorizing upwards of 15 young women on social media, and an expert says it can serve as a warning to those who post information of themselves online.
    Dominic Luis Magdaleno of La Habra was charged Monday with four counts of stalking and three counts of criminal threats, plus one count of dissuading a witness from reporting a crime. All stem from his alleged stalking of so-called teen “influencers” on sit
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  • Police Investigating Possible Fatal Carjacking In Parking Structure

    LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A man suffered fatal injuries Monday evening when he was run over by his own SUV in the Westlake district in a suspected carjacking, police said.
    The possible carjacking occurred about 6:30 p.m. in the 600 block of South Carondelet Street, near  MacArthur Park, east of downtown, according to Mike Lopez of the Los Angeles Police Department.
    The man, possibly in his 60s, was found on the sixth floor of a busy parking garage.
    The suspected carjacker is a man
  • Both Sides Rally Voters In Final Push Before Big Senate Vote In Alabama

    President Donald Trump said in a robocall to Alabama voters that he badly needs Moore's own vote in the U.S. Senate.
  • Clippers End Raptors’ Streak With 96-91 Victory

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Montrezl Harrell scored 17 points and the Los Angeles Clippers rallied over the final 3:21 to beat Toronto 96-91 on Monday night and snap the Raptors’ six-game winning streak.
    DeAndre Jordan had 14 points and 17 rebounds for the Clippers. Their bench outscored Toronto’s reserves 50-17, led by Harrell and Lou Williams, who also had 17 points.
    Milos Teodosic scored 12 points in his return after missing 22 games with a left foot injury. His 3-pointer with 40 sec
  • Detained By US, Mexican Journalist Fears Death If Deported

    HOUSTON (AP) — Advocates for a Mexican journalist detained in a remote West Texas facility are asking the U.S. government to grant him asylum instead of deporting him to a country where he believes he’ll be killed.
    Emilio Gutierrez Soto fled to the United States a decade ago after articles he wrote alleging corruption in the Mexican military caused his name to land on a hit list. After coming within hours of potential deportation, Gutierrez is appealing the denial of his asylum reque
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  • Silfverberg, Shaw Shoot Ducks Past Hurricanes, 3-2

    ANAHEIM (AP) — Logan Shaw had a goal and an assist, and Jakob Silfverberg returned from a five-game injury absence to score the tiebreaking goal late in the second period of the Anaheim Ducks’ 3-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday night.
    Derek Grant also scored and John Gibson made 28 saves for the Ducks, who won for just the third time in 11 games. The injury-plagued team was boosted by the simultaneous returns of Silfverberg and captain Ryan Getzlaf, who had missed 19
  • ‘We Just Need To Get Your Kids To School,’ Says Ventura Superintendent Ahead Of Reopening

    VENTURA (CBSLA) — For the 17,000 students in the Ventura Unified School District, it’s been a week canceled classes due to the massive Thomas Fire that has burned over 230,000 acres. Now, as the district prepares to open schools back up Wednesday, teachers and administrators are looking forward to giving their pupils some sense of normalcy.
    “I miss school,” grade-schooler Jaelyn Alamillo told CBS2 News Monday. She and her family are still evacuated from their ho
  • Younger Ball Brothers Going Pro In Europe

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — LiAngelo and LaMelo ball are headed to Europe.
    The two youner Ball brothers of Lakers rookie Lonzo signed contracts Monday to play with a Lithuanian team for the rest of the season, according to their agent.
    The brothers will join the team in January and have reportedly discussed a role of playing 20-25 minutes a game. Their team plays in the “Baltic League,” a less competitive league than the country’s top level “Lithuanian League.”
    The
  • Ventura Doctor Raises Spirits, Money For Colleagues Who Lost Homes In Fire

    Dr. Tipu Khan set up a GoFundMe campaign to help his colleagues at Ventura County Medical Center affected by the Thomas Fire.
    VENTURA (CBSLA) — In the wake of the massive Thomas Fire that has ravaged parts of Ventura County since last week, one doctor has gone beyond the credo to “first, do no harm” and is trying to help his co-workers affected by the fire.
    After learning some of his colleagues lost their homes in the fire, yet continued to go into work to serve
  • Doctor Raising Money For Colleagues Who Lost Homes In Fire Because ‘It Just Broke My Heart’

    Dr. Tipu Khan set up a GoFundMe campaign to help his colleagues at Ventura County Medical Center affected by the Thomas Fire.
    VENTURA (CBSLA) — In the wake of the massive Thomas Fire that has ravaged parts of Ventura County since last week, one doctor has gone beyond the credo to “first, do no harm” and is trying to help his co-workers affected by the fire.
    After learning some of his colleagues lost their homes in the fire, yet continued to go into work to serve
  • In California, Mixed Results for Regulations Meant to Help Stop Fires

    While the rules can certainly help in slow-moving fires, they have proved no match to the high-wind fires that made this season so destructive.
  • Jury Deliberating Fate Of Palmdale Man Convicted In Murder Of 8-Year-Old

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A prosecutor told jurors Monday that the death penalty was the “only appropriate and just punishment” for a Palmdale man convicted of the torture-murder of his girlfriend’s 8-year-old son, while a defense attorney pleaded for mercy and warned the panel about dehumanizing his client.
    The seven-woman, five-man panel found Isauro Aguirre, a 37-year-old former security guard, guilty of first-degree murder for the May 2013 killing of Gabriel Fernandez. Ju
  • After The Fire: Your Home Is A Total Loss Or Damaged, Now What?

    VENTURA (CBSLA) — Many of the people who lost their homes did not see them burn, they could only watch from a distance and hope their home survived.
    Some were allowed back in to see what was left. Many others are still waiting. On Monday, military police with the California National Guard stood watch as they are not allowing anyone into  some Ventura neighborhoods that lost many  homes.
    From the air, the scope of the damage is clear. In all, more than 1000 structures are lost or
  • Music Teacher Who Admitted To Sex With A Child Sentenced To 16 Years In Prison

    RIVERSIDE (CBSLA) — A Riverside-area music instructor arrested for a lewd act with a child has been sentenced to 16 years in state prison.
    Guitar teacher Nathaniel Elizar Hernandez was a arrested in Moreno Valley in July for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old-girl.
    Music teacher Nathaniel Hernandez. (PHOTO: Riverside Police Department)
    Last month, Hernandez, 27, admitted to engaging in lewd acts with a child under the age of 14.
    In exchange, the Rivers
  • Education Department Urged To Resume Loan Cancellations

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A government watchdog is urging the Education Department to resume the process of forgiving student loans for tens of thousands Americans who were defrauded by for-profit colleges.
    In a report published Monday, the Office of Inspector General, an independent body within the education agency, recommends that the department restart “review, approval, and discharge process” for defrauded students.
    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has come under criticism for stall
  • Would the G.O.P. Tax Bill Penalize California Wildfire Victims?

    How the proposed scrapping of the casualty loss deduction would affect taxpayers hit by the West Coast fires.
  • Transgender Recruits Can Enlist In Military Jan. 1 Despite Trump’s Proposed Ban

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Pentagon official tells The Associated Press that transgender people can enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, despite President Donald Trump’s opposition.
    The new policy reflects growing legal pressure on the issue and the difficult hurdles the federal government would have to cross to enforce Trump’s demand to ban transgender individuals from the military. Two federal courts already have ruled against the ban.
    Potential transgender recruits will have to
  • Evacuations Ordered As Carpinteria, Montecito, Santa Barbara All In The Line Of Fire

    CARPINTERIA (CBSLA/AP) — As Ventura County enters its second week engulfed in flames, fire officials anticipate more growth and danger due to continued strong wind gusts, no rain and decades-old dry vegetation.
    A powerful flare-up on the western edge of the largest and most destructive wildfire sent residents fleeing Sunday, as wind-fanned flames ripped down hillsides toward coastal towns northwest of Los Angeles. The blaze, which grew by 50,000 acres Sunday, is burning in an area that has
  • Evacuations Ordered As Carinteria, Montecito, Santa Barbara All In The Line Of Fire

    CARPINTERIA (CBSLA/AP) — As Ventura County enters its second week engulfed in flames, fire officials anticipate more growth and danger due to continued strong wind gusts, no rain and decades-old dry vegetation.
    A powerful flare-up on the western edge of the largest and most destructive wildfire sent residents fleeing Sunday, as wind-fanned flames ripped down hillsides toward coastal towns northwest of Los Angeles. The blaze, which grew by 50,000 acres Sunday, is burning in an area that has
  • NYC Terror Attack Suspect Claims He Did It For ISIS

    A man detonated an improvised explosive device in an underground passageway at a major commuter hub in New York City Monday morning, officials said.
  • Mayor, City Leaders Launch La Kretz Blue Economy Incubator

    SAN PEDRO (CBSLA) — The development of the Port of Los Angeles took another step forward Monday.
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti joined community leaders at a ceremony celebrating the start of construction for the La Kretz Blue Economy Incubator.
    “The ocean is a frontier for new discoveries that can transform how we live, help us better understand our planet, and create green jobs that can drive our economic future,” said Mayor Garcetti. “This new campus will be
  • MIT Researchers Land Deal For Needle-Free Drug Injector, Stage Set For Market Release

    CBS Local — Scared of needles? Can’t stand all the pinpricks from taking medication or diabetes tests? Startup company Portal Instruments has landed a major deal to bring their needle-free solution to market in a move that could change the way people take medicine forever.
    The tech startup, which was created by MIT researchers in 2012, has reached a deal with Japanese pharmaceutical company Takeda to help develop the “PRIME” injector and bring it to the market. MIT s
  • 6-Year-Old YouTube Star Earns $11 Million Reviewing Toys

    (CBS Local) – A family’s toy review videos, starring their six-year-old son, has turned the youngster into one of the richest YouTube stars online.
    Ryan, the star of Ryan ToysReview, finished in the Top 10 of Forbes’ highest-paid YouTube stars in the world this year. The six-year-old’s massively popular channel has reportedly earned $11 million in 2017.
    The channel has attracted a huge following of parents and children who watch Ryan test out new toys and give his th
  • Subway Paleontology: LA Construction Unearths Fossil Trove

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — As part of the crew digging a subway extension under the streets of Los Angeles, Ashley Leger always keeps her safety gear close by.
    When her phone buzzes, she quickly dons a neon vest, hard hat and goggles before climbing deep down into a massive construction site beneath a boulevard east of downtown.
    Earth-movers are diverted, and Leger gets on her hands and knees and gently brushes the dirt from a spot pointed out by a member of her team. Her heart beats faster becaus
  • Keidel: Eagles’ Win Feels More Like A Loss

    By Jason Keidel
    There were ample plots and subplots to the Rams-Eagles game yesterday, and yet they were all buried by the end of a fantastic contest, one that lived up to the billing, the teams, and their resumes.
    At the end of the game the expected narratives seemed to be flipped on their heads. Though the Eagles won, they seemed to have lost their leader, best player, and likely NFL MVP, QB Carson Wentz. (That impression has since been confirmed.) Not only did Wentz toss one TD pass after ano
  • Deputies Fatally Shoot Man Who Cut Them With Knife

    ARTESIA (CBSLA) — Deputies fatally shot a man who cut them with a knife, authorities said Monday.
    The deputy-involved shooting happened at 9:35 p.m. Sunday in the 22900 block of Droxford Street at Elaine Avenue, sheriff’s spokesman Deputy Kelvin Moody said.
    The deputies were responding to reports of a suspicious man in an SUV looking into parked vehicles, Moody said. A second call to 911 reported the man drove onto a lawn, abandoned the SUV, and fought with someone before walkin
  • Update On Southern California Fires

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Wildfires are still raging across Southern California, although crews are making progress.
    According to Cal Fire, almost 9,000 firefighters remain on the line. Fires have burned nearly 257,000 acres and destroyed over 1,000 structures.
    Here the latest from the SoCal fires still burning:
    THOMAS FIRE – Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties
    Acres burned: 230,500
    Containment: 15%
    Related: Thomas Fire Burns Into Second Week, New Evacuations Orde
  • Putting Off A Trip To The Post Office? Here Are the USPS Deadlines For Christmas Delivery

    The US Postal Service expects to deliver more than 15 billion pieces of mail this Holiday season, with the week of December 18th – 24th most likely the busiest mailing days of the year.
    Three billion pieces of first class mail will be processed and delivered during that week alone. In the two weeks leading up to Christmas, 200 million packages will be delivered per week.
    Here’s a list of domestic shipping deadlines to ensure gifts arrive by Christmas:
    December 16th: First Class Packa
  • Mario Batali Out As Co-Host Of ‘The Chew’ Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

    Celebrity chef Mario Batali was abruptly removed from his role as co-host of "The Chew" on Monday amid sexual harassment allegations that span over a period of at least 20 years. An ABC spokesperson said the company has asked Batali to step away from the show while the allegations are investigated.
  • ‘I Take Full Responsibility’: Mario Batali Apologizes For Past Behavior After Sexual Harassment Allegations

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA/AP) — Mario Batali has surrendered oversight of daily operations at his restaurant empire following reports of sexual misconduct by the celebrity chef over a period of at least 20 years.
    The online site Eater New York, part of Vox Media, reported Monday that the incidents involve at least four women, three of whom worked for Batali. One of women, none was named in the story, said that Batali groping her chest after wine had spilled on her shirt. Another said he grabbed h
  • LA Rams Week 14 Team Grades: Rams Suffer Tough Loss To Philadelphia

    By Cedric Williams
    The Los Angeles Rams were back at home on Sunday, playing in another showcase game and hoping to move up in the NFC playoff standings by pulling off a win over the visiting Philadelphia Eagles. Even though Sunday’s contest was without a doubt one of the most entertaining games of the entire NFL season, things just didn’t go as Los Angeles hoped in what turned out to be a 43-35 loss to the Eagles.
    The Seattle Seahawks lost their game on Sunday to the Jacksonville Ja
  • LA Chargers Week 14 Team Grades: Chargers Keep Streak Going, Roll Past Redskins 30-13

    By Dave Thomas
    Don’t look now, but the Los Angeles Chargers are one of the hottest teams in the NFL.
    Winning their fourth straight on Sunday afternoon, the Chargers rolled past the visiting Washington Redskins 30-13. In the process, they remained in a first place tie with the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC West at 7-6. And by the way, the two old AFL rivals will meet this coming Saturday evening at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City with first place in the division on the line.
    Before traveli
  • ‘Shape Of Water,’ ‘Big Little Lies’ Lead Golden Globe Nominations

    BEVERLY HILLS (AP) — Guillermo del Toro’s Cold War-era fairytale “The Shape of Water” swam away with a leading seven nominations from the Golden Globes, while the HBO drama “Big Little Lies” led the television nominees with six nods.
    The nominees for best picture drama are: “Call Me By Your Name,” ”Dunkirk,” ”The Post,” The Shape of Water” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”
    The nominees for be
  • Nominees For 75th Golden Globe Awards

    BEVERLY HILLS (AP) — Nominees for the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Thursday in Beverly Hills by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association:
    MOTION PICTURES—Picture, Drama: “Call Me By Your Name,” ”Dunkirk,” ”The Post,” The Shape of Water” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”
    —Picture, Musical or Comedy: “The Disaster Artist,” ”Get Out,” ”The Greatest Showman,” &rdquo
  • Thomas Fire Burns Into Second Week, New Evacuations Ordered In Santa Barbara County

    CARPINTERIA (CBSLA/AP) — As Ventura County enters its second week engulfed in flames, fire officials anticipate more growth and danger due to continued strong wind gusts, no rain and decades-old dry vegetation.
    A powerful flare-up on the western edge of the largest and most destructive wildfire sent residents fleeing Sunday, as wind-fanned flames ripped down hillsides toward coastal towns northwest of Los Angeles.
    New evacuations were ordered as the fire sent up an enormous plume near Mont
  • Explosion Reported At NYC Bus Station

    The New York Police Department says it is responding to a report of an explosion near Times Square. The response is centered in the area of the Port Authority bus terminal.
  • Rethinking Electric Power, Prompted by Politics and Disaster

    On the West Coast, a center for alternative energy technology, researchers see opportunities for new ideas in Puerto Rico’s wrecked power grid and Washington’s turn from climate policy.
  • Bullied Boy Keaton Jones Gets Outpouring Of Support From Athletes, Celebrities After Emotional Video Goes Viral

    STUDIO CITY (CBSLA) — It’s an emotional video that’s almost too hard to watch — a weeping boy asking one simple question: “Why do they bully?” Now, millions of people, including Hollywood celebrities and pro athletes, have watched it, and they’re making Keaton Jones a superstar, himself.
    Keaton’s mother uploaded a video to Facebook of her son thinking out loud in their car, trying to figure out why he’s been the target of relen
  • As Creek Fire Reaches 95 Percent Containment, Residents Taking Destruction ‘All In Stride’

    SYLMAR (CBSLA) — Authorities say the Creek fire in the hills above Sylmar is 95 percent contained as of Sunday evening.
    The fire erupted last Tuesday four miles east of Sylmar and has scorched 15,619 acres, resulting in two injuries.
    The fire has destroyed 60 homes and 63 structures, and damaged 54 other homes and 26 other structures.
    In the Sylmar neighborhood of Santiago Estates, 18 homes were scorched, ash and rubble sitting next to homes that were miraculously spared.
    Javier Herna
  • Best Holiday Celebrations In Orange County 2017

    Nestled along the Pacific Ocean, Orange County’s desirable climate helps provide an unforgettable holiday season. This year, take an ocean cruise and admire holiday lights, celebrate art, crafts and community at festive gatherings and have fun while learning about gingerbread – all in the Orange County.
    (credit: CBS)
    Winter MarketDowntown FullertonDowntown Plaza125 E. Wilshire Ave.Fullerton, CA 92832(714) 738-6310
    www.cityoffullerton.comDate: December 2, 2017 at 12pmExperience holid
  • The Governor Who’s Castigating The President On Climate Change

    (CBS News) — Our country is divided between red states and blue states, a division that has intensified since the election of President Donald Trump. And some of the blue states are intensifying their resistance to the president. Most prominently, California, the country’s bluest and most populous state, led by Governor Jerry Brown. Brown has been governor of California twice — the first time, 40 years ago. He criticizes the president on taxes. California is suing the
  • Best Places For Snow Play In & Around Orange County

    Snowball fights, building a snowman like Frosty and whooshing down a hill on a sled are quintessential wintertime activities. But, in perpetually sunny Southern California, finding a patch of the cold, white stuff can be a hassle: bundling up and piling into the car for a two-hour drive to the mountains—not to mention grappling with tire chains halfway up the icy road. Luckily, plenty of places are bringing snow to the Orange County area for play days in December and January. So, grab you
  • To Those Returning Home In Ventura County, They Find Houses Or Rubble

    VENTURA COUNTY (CBSLA)  — More people affected by the Thomas Fire were allowed to go back home today — if they had a home to return to.
    CBS2’s Joy Benedict said the residents stood on long lines and were escorted home with police escorts.
    Folks waited on line — for hours — for a glimpse of what’s left.
    “I was resigned to losing my home,” said Jean Smiley. “So I cried when I found out it was there.”
    Smiley waited almost two hours to

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