• Report: Harvey Weinstein Steps Down From TWC Board

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein resigned from the Weinstein Co. Board of Directors Tuesday, Variety reports.
    The resignation came as he and his brother Bob were expected to clash at Tuesday’s board meeting of the production company they co-founded.
    Weinstein is in rehab in Arizona, but he was expected to call in to the meeting and threaten to sue the company he founded with his brother in 2005. Harvey owns 22 percent of the company’
  • Police: 9-Year-Old Dies After 325-Pound Cousin Sat On Her As Punishment

    LOS ANGELES (CBS LOCAL)  – A nine-year-old Florida girl has died after an older cousin allegedly sat on the child as a form of punishment. The cousin, who is 64 and weighs 325 pounds, was arrested by police and faces homicide charges.
    According to reports, Dericka Lindsay stopped breathing and went into cardiac arrest on Oct. 14 after the incident with her cousin. 64-year-old Veronica Green Posey reportedly told police that the girl was “out of control” and was being
  • Top Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups For Week 7

    By Rahul Lal
    We’ve seen a number of injuries shape the NFL lately, whether it’s watching Dalvin Cook, Odell Beckham Jr. or now Aaron Rodgers go down with injury – fantasy owners are hurting. It’s important as ever for fantasy owners to try to stay on top of things by making the right moves on the waiver wire and picking up the right guy to stay fantasy relevant.
    Teams on bye: Detroit, Houston
    Below are a few of our favorite waiver wire pickups for Week 7, and they are sep
  • Rams QB Jared Goff Starts Fundraiser For NorCal Fire Victims

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Rams quarterback Jared Goff is doing his part to help those impacted by the Bay Area wildfires.
    Goff – a NorCal native from Marin County – has launched a GoFundMe effort to raise money for victims of the fires in Sonoma, Napa, and Santa Rosa counties.
    According to the page, all funds raised will “go directly to the victims of the fires and help them get back on their feet.”
    A statement from Goff reads in part: “Like many others from the a
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  • Google Doodle Remembers Tejano Superstar Selena

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Late Tejano music star Selena Quintanilla got the Google Doodle treatment Tuesday to mark the anniversary of her first album.
    The self-titled “Selena” was released on Oct. 17, 1989. Selena went on to become the first female and youngest Tejano artist to win a Grammy for best Mexican/American album.
    Anything for Selena→ https://t.co/o9ltx8O2CK #SelenaDoodle #GoogleDoodle @SelenaLaLeyenda pic.twitter.com/KOl6GMB77y
    — Google Doodles (@GoogleDo
  • ‘We Were Really In This Family Sandwich’: Mark Feuerstein Talks Inspiration For ‘9JKL’

    As co-creator, executive producer and star, Mark Feuerstein may have a lot on his plate now that the first season of his new show 9JKL is underway. Thankfully, legal issues are not a concern. The show, about actor Josh Roberts who lives in an apartment adjacent to his parents on one side and his brother and sister-in-law on the other, is based on Feuerstein’s personal experience. For a show that draws so heavily on his personal life, he’s not worried about the legal ramific
  • Apple Valley Man Falls Through Ground Into Collapsed Septic Tank

    APPLE VALLEY (CBSLA) — Imagine going outside to water the lawn and disappearing into the ground.
    That’s what Dennis Love experienced Monday, after falling into a sinkhole and into 15 feet of water in what turned out to be a collapsed septic tank.
    “Next thing I know, I’m under water,” Love said. “Managed to float to the top, couldn’t reach to the top.”
    He tried to pull himself up using roots, but was unable to get out of the tank. Neighbors eve
  • Top 10 Questions Heading Into The 2017-18 NBA Season

    Ryan Mayer
    After a wild offseason full of trades, free-agent signings and trash-talking, we’ve reached the beginning of the NBA regular season. It tips off tomorrow night with a double-header, featuring the Boston Celtics vs. the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors vs. the Houston Rockets. With opening night upon us, we look at the 10 most interesting questions/storylines to watch during the upcoming season.
    >>MORE: NBA Eastern Conference Preview>>MORE: NBA Wester
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  • Weinstein Brothers Expected To Clash At Production Company Board Meeting

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and his brother Bob are expected to clash at Tuesday’s board meeting of their production company.
    Weinstein is in rehab in Arizona, but he is expected to call in to the meeting and threaten to sue the company he founded with his brother.
    The Weinstein Co.’s board fired Weinstein just days after the scandal surfaced. Bob Weinstein has insisted he had no idea the extent of his brother’s alleged predati
  • With Sonoma Aflame, Racing to Get Prized Horses Out

    Sonoma and Napa counties are home to many of the most celebrated — and valuable — horses in equine sports.
  • Teen Shot By Owner After Forcing His Way Into Hesperia Home

    HESPERIA (CBSLA) – A homeowner shot and wounded an 18-year-old man during a break-in Monday night in Hesperia, authorities say.
    At about 9:39 p.m., the suspect, identified as Andres Sanchez, tried to force his way through the front door of a home in the 7200 block of Kern Avenue while the residents – including four children — were asleep inside, according to Hesperia police.
    The man who owns the home called 911, armed himself with a gun and confronted Sanchez as he entered, pol
  • SEC Football Report: LSU Overcomes 20-0 Deficit

    By Andrew Kahn
    This is the CBS Local SEC Football Report. Every Tuesday, this space will recap the results and top performances from the Southeastern Conference and look ahead to key match-ups the following week.
    LSU roars back
    Any progress, real or imagined, that LSU made last week in a win against Florida was evaporating in the 90-degree heat in Death Valley. The visiting Auburn Tigers scored on their first four possessions to take a 20-0 lead early in the second quarter. Then, LSU proved it r
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  • Early Morning Brush Fire Breaks Out Near Mt. Wilson

    ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST (CBSLA) — A small brush fire broke out early Tuesday near Mt. Wilson in the Angeles National Forest.
    No structures were immediately threatened by the blaze, which has now burned about 15 acres near communication towers and the historic observatory on Mount Wilson. Angeles National Forest officials say the fire burning downhill in medium brush.
    The #WilsonFire is 12-15 acres with 0% containment. It’s burning downhill in medium brush. #Angeles has ordered m
  • LAPD Board Could Approve Controversial Drone Program Tuesday

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The civilian panel that oversees the Los Angeles Police Department will consider approving a drone pilot program Tuesday — several months after the department first presented what it called a limited plan to use the technology.
    Approval of the program would come despite opposition from activists who consider the technology a threat to civil liberties, and after only 6 percent of the 1,675 emails the department received about the program were in support of it.
    Th
  • Still No Sign Of Inmate Firefighter Who Escaped During OC Blaze

    ORANGE (CBSLA) – The search continued Tuesday for a prisoner suspected of walking away from an inmate firefighting crew helping to battle the Canyon Fire 2 near Peters Canyon Regional Park in Orange.
    Armando Castillo. (Calif. Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation )
    Armando Castillo, 31, was last seen at 4:45 p.m. Sunday before the group of inmates to which he was assigned returned to Prado Conservation Camp in San Bernardino County, according to Krissi Khokhobashvili of the Californ
  • Blaze Engulfs Popular Northridge Irish Bar

    NORTHRIDGE (CBSLA) – A greater-alarm blaze cause significant damage to an Irish pub in Northridge overnight Monday.
    The fire broke out at around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery located at 19626 Nordhoff St. Los Angeles Fire Department crews arrived to find heavy flames coming through the roof of the 100-foot by 100-foot single-story building.
    It took 29 minutes for about 80 firefighters to get control of the fire. There were no reported injuries, the fire department s
  • 1 Bicyclist Dead, 1 Wounded In Shooting Near Boyle Heights Metro Tracks

    BOYLE HEIGHTS (CBSLA) – One man was killed and a second was wounded when a gunman opened fire on them while they were biking near the Metro Gold Line tracks in Boyle Heights early Tuesday morning.
    At around 1:30 a.m. the two men were biking in the area of East 3rd and South Indiana streets – near the Indiana Gold Line station — when a suspect on foot shot them, a Los Angeles police detective told CBS2.
    One man was pronounced dead at the scene. Los Angeles County firefighters ru
  • As Fires Move On, Wine Country Wonders Whether Immigrants Will, Too

    Many of the foreign-born workers the region depends on are undocumented, do not qualify for most disaster aid and may struggle to find local housing.
  • Sex Offender Law Repealed In Simi Valley

    SIMI VALLEY (CBSLA) — Don’t take candy from strangers. But what about sexual offenders?
    The Simi Valley City Council decided on Monday night to overturn a law aimed at protecting children from sexual predators. City leaders say the law wouldn’t stand up in a legal appeal so they killed it.
    There will now be nothing to stop registered sex offenders in Simi Valley from interacting with trick-or-treaters. So when Halloween rolls around in a couple of weeks, parents say t
  • Police: Student With Airsoft Guns Taken Into Custody At School

    ALHAMBRA (CBSLA) — An eight-grade student was taken into custody Monday after taking several Airsoft guns to his Alhambra elementary school, police said.
    Staff at Fremont Elementary School called police after being alerted by a student that a fellow pupil was seen in a restroom attempting to a paper towel with a cigarette lighter, Alhambra police Sgt. Steven Carr said.
    “After determining that there was no fire, staff brought the student in and located an Airsoft gun in his backp
  • Dodgers’ Bullpen Baffling Foes In Playoffs

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A year ago, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts was attempting to get through the late innings of tight playoff games with long appearances by closer Kenley Jansen, a hodgepodge of veteran relievers and one desperate bailout from ace Clayton Kershaw.
    One October later, Los Angeles’ bullpen is downright dominant as the team steamrolls toward the World Series.
    After excelling in the unbeaten Dodgers’ three-game NL Division Series sweep of Arizona, those relievers have
  • Long Beach Considers Banning Styrofoam

    LONG BEACH (CBSLA) — It could be the end of an era in Long Beach for Styrofoam.
    As KCAL9/CBS2’s Jo Kwon reports, the proposal to ban the product has some restaurant owners worried it could mean the end of their businesses.
    “There’s no affordable alternatives for the products that we use now,” said Neil Strawder, who owns the Bigmista’s BBQ & Sammich Shop.
    Strawder says he is “all for saving the environment” but he says forcing mom and
  • Retired Police Captain Describes Thrill Of Catching Justin Turner’s Walk-Off HR

    SOUTH GATE (CBSLA) — Former South Gate Police Capt. Keith Hupp has done this before.
    The diehard Dodgers fan who caught Justin Turner’s dramatic walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth of Game 2 of the National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs says it may be his biggest catch so far – and that’s saying something.
    “It was exciting, the Dodgers are having a historic year,” Hupp said. “Justin Turner’s having a fantastic year, the
  • Teenager Dies From Single Gunshot

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Veronica Martinez says she dove for cover after she heard gunfire go off across the street from her Harbor City bike shop on Anaheim Street just south of the PCH.
    Her husband says he believes he knows why there were some many shell casing on the ground.
    “It was like a machine gun for sure,” witness Javier Sanchez said. “We only heard one rifle or machine gun.  We didn’t hear a respond. So only one person was shooting.”
    The LAPD
  • Photo Of Suspected Vehicle In Fatal Car-To-Car Shooting Released

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Los Angeles police say one person was fatally wounded Monday in a shooting in the area of Foothill Boulevard and Terra Bella Street in Lake View Terrace.
    The victim was pronounced dead inside an SUV that crashed into a children’s museum in what police say was a car-to-car shooting.
    Officers believe there is security video that may have captured the shooting around 2:30 p.m. Monday.
    A witness says he saw the victim in the car going out of control on the busy
  • Driver Killed In Car-To-Car Shooting

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Los Angeles police say one person was fatally wounded Monday in a shooting in the area of Foothill Boulevard and Terra Bella Street in Lake View Terrace.
    The victim was pronounced dead inside an SUV that crashed into a children’s museum in what police say was a car-to-car shooting.
    Officers believe there is security video that may have captured the shooting at around 2:30 p.m.
    Authorities were waiting for the coroner to make a positive idea.
    Police released
  • #MeToo Campaign Goes Global

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A twitter campaign uniting victims of sexual harassment has gone global. Posts with #MeToo” have shed a much-needed light on a dark subject!
    A local mom is sharing her story after years of silence.
    Cyndi Otteson never imagined her platform of empowering women would center around being a victim of sexual assault when she was just 12 years old.
    “Two boys cornered me and took turns groping me and laughing about it,” Otteson recalled.
    She&rsquo
  • Cleanup From California Fires Poses Environmental and Health Risks

    Even as the fires still burn, public health officials and environmental cleanup experts are starting to think about the next chapter of the disaster.
  • Tech’s Troubling New Trend: Diversity Is in Your Head

    If the goal can be achieved by hiring a group of 12 white male employees, you can guess who will remain left out.
  • California To Get Gender-Neutral Option On Driver’s Licenses

    SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown signed a measure allowing Californians to identify their gender as “non-binary” on driver’s licenses if they don’t identify solely as male or female, the latest effort by California to ease barriers for LGBT people.
    The bill signed late Sunday was among the last of 977 bills that Brown acted on just before a deadline Sunday night.
    At the same time, the Democratic governor vetoed three bills that looked to advance protections for wo
  • California Governor Vetoes Candidate Tax Disclosure Bill

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown late Sunday vetoed legislation that would have forced presidential candidates to publicly share their tax returns in order to appear on the state’s ballot.
    The bill was aimed at forcing President Donald Trump to release his tax returns if he runs for the White House again in 2020 and to ensure that future candidates will reveal theirs. Trump bucked tradition and did not during his 2016 campaign.
    The Democratic governor’s act
  • Retired Police Captain Gives Back Game 2 Home Run Ball To Justin Turner

    SOUTH GATE (CBSLA) — Former South Gate Police Capt. Keith Hupp has done this before.
    The diehard Dodgers fan who caught Justin Turner’s dramatic walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth of Game 2 of the National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs says it may be his biggest catch so far – and that’s saying something.
    Hupp, 54, caught Turner’s second homer of the postseason that ended another dramatic night for the Dodgers, who remained unbeaten in t
  • LOOK: Rescued Dog Receives Life-Saving Midnight Grooming

    CBS Local — A Florida dog has a new lease on life after good samaritans rescued the pup from a “mummified cast” of matted hair that had formed around his body.
    The poor pooch was reportedly saved from being hit by a car in Orange County on October 11. The good samaritan then began a frantic search on social media for someone to help the dog who couldn’t walk or go to the bathroom because of the hair. That’s when a pet grooming service in nearby Oviedo stepped i
  • ‘Hogwarts Express’ Rescues Stranded Family In Scotland

    CBS Local — A family of six who were stranded in the Scottish Highlands is thanking the wizarding world of Harry Potter for their rescue. The family was saved from along hike over rough terrain by the same train seen in the popular film series, the “Hogwarts Express.”
    According to reports, Jon and Helen Cluett and their four young children were staying in a cottage after a canoe trip to the remote area of Lochabar. After a night of bad weather, their canoe was swept away b
  • 2017-18 NBA Season Preview – Eastern Conference

    Ryan Mayer
    Basketball season is back and our favorite teams have returned to the hardwood with dreams of the Larry O’Brien trophy dancing in their heads. The offseason was a wild one with stars trading places and, now that the dust has cleared, we’ll finally get to see these teams in regular season action. The Eastern Conference schedule opens up with a bang as the Cavaliers and Celtics meet in a rematch of the Eastern Conference Finals, and a completely remade Celtics team featuring
  • Producers Guild Votes To Terminate Harvey Weinstein’s Membership

    HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) — The board of the Producers Guild of America voted unanimously Mondayto begin the process of expelling Harvey Weinstein from its ranks.Weinstein, who faces a slew of sexual harassment and assaults allegations, will be given a chance to respond before a final vote is held on Nov. 6, according to the guild.
    On Saturday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences banished Weinstein from the guild.
    The vote comes after The Weinstein Co. announced it’s in talks reg
  • Photo Of Horned Drag Queen Reading To Kids At Long Beach Library Goes Viral

    LONG BEACH (CBSLA) — A Long Beach congressional candidate says he’s “outraged” after a drag queen sporting demon-like horns was invited to read to children at a local library.
    Omar Navarro, a Republican candidate looking to unseat Maxine Waters for the 43rd District, posted an image of performer Xochi Mochi reading to kids as part of the Drag Queen Story Hour at the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library on Saturday.
    What are we teaching kids in school? Demonic teachings ali
  • Homeless in Los Angeles

    A reader writes that it will require sustained political will to manage the inevitable local opposition.
  • Keidel: Packers Can’t Overcome Aaron Rodgers Injury

    By Jason Keidel
    I’ve been quite kind to Aaron Rodgers over the years.
    I have no provincial interest in Rodgers, the Packers, or Green Bay, Wisconsin, other than a distant admiration for the juggernaut spawned by a fellow New Yorker, Vince Lombardi. But greatness has value, beauty, and its share of admirers. We can debate all day about Rodgers’ place among the greats — some of us assert he’s the best thrower of a football who ever lived. But there’s no denying that p
  • Broccoli May Be Key To A Healthy Gut, Study Finds

    LOS ANGELES (CBS LOCAL) –  For many, the stigma about eating their broccoli goes all the way back to their childhood dinner table. But a new study is giving stubborn eaters and veggie lovers a fresh reason to eat their mini-trees: it may be the key to a healthy gut.
    According to researchers at Penn State University, a diet filled with broccoli may help patients to cope with digestive issues such as leaky gut and colitis. The Penn State study was carried out with mice, who were fo
  • Drone Collides With Commercial Airplane, 8 People On Board

    CBS Local — Canadian officials say that a drone struck a passenger plane while it was on its final approach into Quebec City. The Oct. 12 incident is the first reported collision between a plane and a recreational drone in the country’s history.
    Canada’s transportation minister Marc Garneau said on Oct. 15 that the Skyjet flight, carrying six passengers and two crew members, was struck on its way to Jean Lesage International Airport. No one was injured by the drone bu
  • Weinstein Company In Talks For Sale; Producers Guild Expected To Meet

    HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) — Facing a slew of sexual harassment and assaults allegations against now-ousted co-founder Harvey Weinstein, The Weinstein Co. announced Monday it’s in talks regarding a sale to a private equity firm.
    With a preliminary agreement for Colony Capital to give it an immediate cash infusion already in place, negotiations are underway to sell part or all of TWC to the firm.
    “We believe that Colony’s investment and sponsorship will help stabilize the company&r
  • Trial In Torture, Beating Death Of 8-Year-Old Palmdale Boy Begins Today

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Opening statements are scheduled to begin Monday in the case against a Palmdale man charged, along with his girlfriend, with capital murder in the beating death of the woman’s 8-year-old son.
    Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against Isauro Aguirre, 37, who is charged in the May 22, 2013 death of Gabriel Fernandez. Pearl Sinthia Fernandez, 34, and the mother of Gabriel, will tried separately on similar charges.
    Young Gabriel’s death triggered
  • Trial In Torture, Beating Death Of 8-Year-Old Palmdale Boy Begins

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Opening statements began Monday in the case against a Palmdale man charged, along with his girlfriend, with capital murder in the beating death of the woman’s 8-year-old son.
    Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against Isauro Aguirre, 37, who is charged in the May 22, 2013 death of Gabriel Fernandez. Pearl Sinthia Fernandez, 34, and the mother of Gabriel, will tried separately on similar charges.
    Young Gabriel’s death triggered investigations in
  • Rams Team Grades: Special Teams Shine Bright In Win Over Jacksonville

    By Cedric Williams
    When the 2017 NFL schedule was released last spring, no one would’ve thought the Week 6 matchup between the Los Angeles Rams and Jacksonville Jaguars would be a big game between two teams battling for first place in their respective divisions.
    But that’s exactly what happened on Sunday when the Rams traveled across the country to take on the Jaguars. Both teams had 3-2 records, which for LA, meant it was tied for first place in the NFC West. Jacksonville—to t
  • Chargers Week 6 Team Grades: Chargers Escape Oakland With 17-16 Win

    By Dave Thomas
    There’s not anything quite like beating your archrival with a last-second field goal, especially when it is on their turf.
    Los Angeles (2-4) accomplished that feat Sunday afternoon with a 17-16 win in Oakland. The loss sent the Raiders to their fourth straight defeat of the season.
    Chargers Back In AFC West Race
    After beginning the season at 0-4, the Bolts have won two straight, allowing them to move into a tie for last place in the AFC West with the aforementioned Raiders.
  • Section 8 Waiting List Lottery Reopens For First Time In 13 Years

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — For the first time in more than a decade, the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles is reopening the Section 8 waiting list lottery.
    More than 6000,000 are expected to apply for the rental subsidy program when it reopens Monday.
    The Housing Authority will use a computer-randomized system to select up to 20,000 applicants for placement on the Section 8 waiting list.
    The federal Section 8 program provides rental assistance to recipients by paying a portion o
  • Gov. Jerry Brown Vetoes Bill Requiring Candidates To Disclose Taxes

    SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill requiring presidential candidates to share their five most recent years of tax returns in order to appear on California’s ballot.
    It was aimed at forcing President Donald Trump to release his tax returns should be run for the White House again in 2020 and to ensure that future candidates won’t hide their returns as Trump did in the 2016 campaign.
    Brown said in a letter to lawmakers Sunday that he worried such a law might not
  • Overturned Big Rig Spills 4,000 Pounds Of Pears

    BOYLE HEIGHTS (CBSLA) — A big rig loaded with 4,000 pounds of pears overturned early Monday, spilling the fruit, and prompting a SigAlert on the transition from the Santa Ana (5) freeway to the San Bernardino (10) Freeway.
    The accident happened at 2:10 a.m. on the transition road from the southbound 5 Freeway to the eastbound 10, according to the California Highway.
    A SigAlert was issued at 2:24 a.m. for the two left lanes of the transition road while CHP waited for a truck to straigh
  • Women Chime In On Social Media As Assault, Harassment Victims With ‘Me Too’

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands of women are responding to actress Alyssa Milano’s call to tweet “me too” to raise awareness of sexual harassment and assault following the recent revelation of decades of allegations of sexual misconduct by movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.
    Milano suggested women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted post the message on Twitter on Sunday. The call to action quickly trended, with notable names like Lady Gaga, Monica Lewinsky and Rosario Daw

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