• Current, Former Major Leaguers Die In Dominican Crashes

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Authorities in the Dominican Republic say that Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura and former major leaguer Andy Marte both have died in separate traffic accidents.
    Highway patrol spokesman Jacobo Mateo says Ventura died on a highway leading to the town of Juan Adrian, about 40 miles (70 kilometers) northwest of Santo Domingo. He says it’s not clear if Ventura was driving.
    Metropolitan traffic authorities say Marte died when a car he wa
  • California Storm Raises Mudslide Fear, Triggers Evacuations

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) — Southern California residents have evacuated neighborhoods below hillsides scarred by wildfires as the third — and largest — in the latest series of storms brings powerful rain and warnings about flash flooding and possible mudslides.
    The National Weather Service says the system is gaining strength Sunday and could be the strongest in at least seven years. Flash flood watches and warnings are in effect for swaths of greater Los Angeles, where mounta
  • 3 Late Goals Lift Surging Wild To 5-3 Win Over Ducks

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Known as a steady, minute-munching defenseman, Ryan Suter also had a big game at the other end of the rink Saturday night.
    Suter, Erik Haula and Jason Zucker scored in a two-minute span late in the third period, and the Minnesota Wild rallied for a 5-3 victory over the Anaheim Ducks.
    It was the second goal of the game for both Haula and Zucker.
    The Western Conference-leading Wild are 19-2-1 in their last 22 games.
    “It was loud, the crowd was into it, it was a l
  • Lee Scores 2 Power-Play Goals, Islanders Beat Kings 4-2

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Islanders are on quite a nice roll.
    Anders Lee scored two power-play goals to lead the Islanders to a 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night, giving New York its third straight win and fourth in the last five games.
    “We’ve been keeping it simple of late,” said Lee, who has four goals in two games against the Kings this season. “We’ve been getting shots on net and being more effective. I’ll do my thing down l
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  • Woman Killed In Long Beach Police Officer-Involved Shooting Identifed

    LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com)  —  Authorities on Sunday identified a 37-year-old woman who Long Beach police fatally shot last Sunday after she allegedly threatened passersby with a knife.
    The woman was identified as Long Beach resident Sinuon Pream, according to Lt. Dave Smith of the coroner’s office.
    The officer-involved shooting took place about 11:15 a.m. last Sunday, near the intersection of Seventh Street and Bellflower Boulevard, LBPD Sgt.James Richardson said. It happened
  • Evacuations Urged For Burn Areas

    DUARTE (CBSLA.com) — As the next round of storms bears down on us there are details of several evacuation orders being urged in the Fish Fire impact area of Duarte.
    The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department also issued suggested evacuations in the Sand Canyon area of Santa Clarita and for the foothills in the Colby Fire impacted area of Glendora.Officials are asking for residents to leave by 7 a.m.
    Santa Clarita Homeowners Dig Out And Brace For More
    Two excavators have been clearin
  • Russian Company Raises Eyebrows After Creating Special Silver Coin Praising Trump

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com)   —  President Trump’s election is being celebrated in many places in the United States.
    But celebration in Russia?
    A Russian company has created a special commemorative coin marking the Inauguration of the 45th president of the United States.
    The coin -featuring an image of the Statue of Liberty on the back — weighs over two pounds.
    Also in the back of the coin, the words “In Trump We Trust.”
    The three-year-old company has pre
  • Nuggets Rout Short-Handed Clippers, 123-98

    DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic scored 19 points and the Denver Nuggets beat the short-handed Los Angeles Clippers 123-98 on Saturday night.
    Danilo Gallinari, Will Barton and Wilson Chandler added 18 points apiece for the Nuggets, who have won four of their last five games.
    The Clippers have lost two in a row since opening January with seven consecutive wins. They fell to 2-7 this season when they have been without both Chris Paul (thumb injury) and Blake Griffin (right knee).
    Marreese Speights
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  • Be Prepared For The Drive If Heading To The Mountains

    BIG BEAR LAKE (CBSLA.com) — All these storms have been a double-edged sword in the mountains. On one hand, it’s really nice to have the fresh snow on the slopes. But the snow on the roads has made it tough to get up here and to get around town.
    Big Bear visitors are trying to take advantage of the calm before the next storm. But many are still digging out from the last storm. Brian Hilbert and his friends drove up the mountain Friday, but couldn’t make it up to the ski resorts
  • No. 14 Arizona Upsets No. 3 UCLA, 96-85

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobi Simmons scored 20 points and No. 14 Arizona’s defense contained UCLA’s top-rated offense in the Pac-12, beating the third-ranked Bruins 96-85 on Saturday to stay undefeated in conference play.
    Lauri Markkanen added 18 points for the Wildcats (18-2, 7-0), who have won 12 in a row.
    Lonzo Ball scored 24 points for UCLA (19-2, 6-2), which had its 11-game home winning streak snapped in front of a sellout crowd that included Hall of Famers Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • More Than 1 Million Women (And Their Supporters) March Around The World To Challenge Trump Agenda

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a global exclamation of defiance and solidarity, more than 1 million people rallied at women’s marches in the nation’s capital and cities around the world Saturday to send President Donald Trump an emphatic message on his first full day in office that they won’t let his agenda go unchallenged.
    Many of the women came wearing pink, pointy-eared “pussyhats” to mock the new president. Plenty of men joined in, too, contributing to surprising nu
  • Obama Hits Golf Course Near Palm Desert In First Day Out Of Office

    RANCHO MIRAGE (CBSLA.com) — Former President Barrack Obama appeared to hit the links Saturday as he began his desert vacation and his first full day out of office.
    His motorcade was spotted at about 11:30 a.m. heading to Porcupine Creek, the 249-acre, private golf club of Oracle founder and billionaire Larry Ellison, according to several media reports.
    The former commander in chief has in the past golfed at the ultra-exclusive 19-hole course, including a visit in February last year while h
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  • Fire Engulfs Hollywood Hills Home

    HOLLYWOOD HILLS (CBSLA.com) – A three-story hillside home was engulfed in flames in the Hollywood Hills Saturday afternoon.
    The blaze broke out before 1 p.m. in the 8000 block of West Highland Trail. About 75 Los Angeles Fire Department crews responded and knocked down the blaze within about 35 minutes. There were no injuries.
    The cause of the fire and a financial estimate of the damage remains under investigation.
  • Twist On A Classic: McDonald’s Introduces 2 New Big Macs

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) – Fast-food giant McDonald’s has introduced two new spins on one of it’s most classic offerings.
    Beginning this week, California customers can get a Grand Mac or a Mac Jr. According to McDonald’s the Grand Mac is a one-third pounder with two beef patties, two slices of American cheese, special sauce on a larger bun.
    The Mac Jr. is a “single layer Big Mac” with a bigger beef patty without the middle bun.
    “We listened to our custome
  • Eight Displaced In Garden Grove Apartment Fire

    GARDEN GROVE (CBSLA.com) – A fire Saturday morning in Garden Grove apartment complex displaced eight people and damaged a second-floor unit.
    The fire in the 12000 block of Bayport Street caused a total of $155,000 worth of damage to the structure and its contents, according to the Garden Grove Fire Department.
    Firefighters dispatched to the scene at 9:06 a.m. had the blaze under control within 13 minutes of their arrival, confining the fire to the unit of origin, with some water damage to
  • 8 Displaced In Garden Grove Apartment Fire

    GARDEN GROVE (CBSLA.com) – A fire Saturday morning in Garden Grove apartment complex displaced eight people and damaged a second-floor unit.
    The fire in the 12000 block of Bayport Street caused a total of $155,000 worth of damage to the structure and its contents, according to the Garden Grove Fire Department.
    Firefighters dispatched to the scene at 9:06 a.m. had the blaze under control within 13 minutes of their arrival, confining the fire to the unit of origin, with some water damage to
  • San Francisco Asks: Where Have All the Children Gone?

    San Francisco has the lowest share of children of the country’s largest cities, a longstanding trend reinforced by a tech industry that skews young and single.
  • Protesters Pour Into Downtown LA, Trains Jammed

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) – Thousands of people heading downtown from the Westside for Saturday’s Women’s March stood stranded on Metro platforms unable to squeeze onto packed trains.
    Spokeswoman Kim Upton said Metro had already added trains, increased their frequency and beefed up security in anticipation of heavy crowds, but trains remained jammed, particularly at the North Hollywood and Universal City Red Line stations and on the Westside, with some people waiting hours to pur
  • Protesters Pour Into Downtown LA For Women’s March

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) – A massive crowd blocked the area around Pershing Square Saturday in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington and similar events being held in cities nationwide to protest the presidency of Donald Trump.
    As many as 150,000 people were expected to attend the Los Angeles Women’s March, but the Los Angeles Police Department declined to provide crowd estimates Saturday morning. 
    Thousands of people heading downtown from the Westside for Saturday
  • 2 Men Killed, 1 Hurt In 405 Freeway Wreck In West LA

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) – Two men were killed and another person was critically injured in a multi-vehicle crash early Saturday morning on Interstate 405 in West Los Angeles.
    The crash was reported at 2:44 a.m. in the northbound lanes of the 405 Freeway near Getty Center Drive, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
    One man died at the scene and paramedics rushed two other people to an area hospital, where another man was pronounced dead and the other patient remains in cr
  • 2 Killed, 1 Hurt In 405 Freeway Wreck In West LA

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) – Two people were killed and another person was critically injured in a multi-vehicle crash early Saturday morning on Interstate 405 in West Los Angeles.
    The crash was reported at 2:44 a.m. in the northbound lanes of the 405 Freeway near Getty Center Drive, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
    One person died at the scene and paramedics rushed two other people to an area hospital, where one was pronounced dead and the other remains in critical condition, LA
  • 2 Brothers Killed, 1 Person Critically Hurt In 405 Freeway Wreck In West LA

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) – Two men were killed and another person was critically injured in a multi-vehicle crash early Saturday morning on Interstate 405 in West Los Angeles.
    The crash was reported at 2:44 a.m. in the northbound lanes of the 405 Freeway near Getty Center Drive, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
    The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office later identified the deceased victims as 31-year-old Aidan Hubbard and 27-year-old Ainsley Hubbard, both of Palmdale.
  • Duarte Bracing For More Damage When Third Storm Hits LA Early Sunday

    DUARTE (CBSLA.com) – The third in a series of powerful rainstorms is expected to hit the Southland early Sunday morning.
    Duarte residents living in the burn zone from the June 2016 Fish Fire are bracing for what could be the worst of the three storms.
    Melcanyon Road in Duarte remains blocked off after mud came down Friday. Crews would be out Saturday to remove the mud, but more was expected to come down Sunday.
    Mud has repeatedly come down over the last month. Mud flow in the burn area has
  • Duarte Bracing For More Damage When 3rd Storm Hits LA Early Sunday

    DUARTE (CBSLA.com) – The third in a series of powerful rainstorms is expected to hit the Southland early Sunday morning.
    Duarte residents living in the burn zone from the June 2016 Fish Fire are bracing for what could be the worst of the three storms.
    Melcanyon Road in Duarte remains blocked off after mud came down Friday. Crews would be out Saturday to remove the mud, but more was expected to come down Sunday.
    Mud has repeatedly come down over the last month. Mud flow in the burn area has
  • Trump Foes Throw Anti-Inaugural Ball

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) —   Music, dancing, political talk. Has all the makings of an Inaugural ball.
    But this ball is decidedly different. The people who threw this ball are not fans of the incoming president.
    KCAL9’s Jeff Michael spoke to some of the attendees who said they wouldn’t have gone to a Trump ball even if they were handed a free ticket.
    “As a woman, a minority this administration doesn’t represent me or stand for me. And I feel like what Proph
  • Williams, Young Lead Lakers To 108-96 Victory Over Pacers

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lou Williams scored 27 points, Nick Young hit five 3-pointers and the Los Angeles Lakers snapped their five-game losing streak with a 108-96 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Friday night.
    Julius Randle scored 16 points while Young and rookie Brandon Ingram added 15 apiece as the Lakers made a prolonged second-half surge to win for just the sixth time in 27 games since November.
    The Lakers even did it without D’Angelo Russell, who left after slipping on their seco
  • Stormy Weather Forces The Obamas To Briefly Delay Their Palm Springs Vacation

    PALM SPRINGS (CBSLA.com) — Barack Obama and his family had to delay their Palm Springs vacation briefly Friday after bad weather forced their plane to be diverted.
    After attending President Donald Trump’s inauguration, the now-former first family departed from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland and headed west.
    Former White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Obama “vowed to take his family to a destination that is warmer than Washington, D.C.”
    But it doesn&
  • Storms Create Headaches For Drivers, Homeowners

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com)  —Friday’s storms caused numerous headaches for homeowners, drivers and those just looking to get around.
    Hours later, even with the rain mostly subsided, traffic is still a nightmare on Benedict Canyon.
    KCAL9’s Peter Daut reported from that location around 8 p.m.
    About a mile north of his location, drivers would be surprised to find the roadway closed. And it was expected to stay that for the next few hours.
    Crews were working to clear the area of
  • Dodgers Week-Long Love LA Community Tour Starts Monday

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com)  —  Dodgers players, coaches, managers — past and present — are set to kick-off a week-long Love LA Community Tour.
    Beginning Monday, you’re going to so see wall-to-wall Dodgers all over the city. The tour ends Friday, Jan. 27.
    This tour– a week of community outreach and fan appreciation — represents the team’s 14th annual event. The week-long event is sponsored by Bank of America, the official bank of the Dodgers.
    Here
  • As Many As 150,000 Expected At Women’s March-Los Angles

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com)  —  As many as 150,000 people, including about five dozen celebrities, are expected to rally in downtown Los Angeles Saturday  in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington.
    Event organizers for the Women’s March-Los Angeles say the day is designed to unify communities and make a stand for “justice and equity forall.”
    Organizers stress that the event is non-partisan and not a protest, but a “celebration of human righ
  • As Many As 150,000 Expected At Women’s March-Los Angeles

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com)  —  As many as 150,000 people, including about five dozen celebrities, are expected to rally in downtown Los Angeles Saturday  in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington.
    Event organizers for the Women’s March-Los Angeles say the day is designed to unify communities and make a stand for “justice and equity forall.”
    Organizers stress that the event is non-partisan and not a protest, but a “celebration of human righ
  • Judge Rules LA County, Former Sheriff Baca Remain Defendants In Lawsuit Brought By Inmate Who Gouged His Eyes Out

    LOS ANGELES (CCBSLA.com)   —   A judge ruled Friday that Los Angeles County and former Sheriff Lee Baca will remain defendants — for now — in a lawsuit brought by an inmate who gouged his own eyes out while in jail.
    Michael Shabsis alleges that an anti-smoking medication, namely Chantix,  was a factor in his psychotic breakdown that led him to the self-mutilation.
    Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Marc Marmaro also found, however, that the part of Shabsi
  • Former Sheriff’s Deputy Arrested For Allegedly Stabbing His Wife To Death

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com)  —   A former LA County Sheriff’s Deputy has been arrested for the fatal stabbing of his wife.
    Victim Deseret Favila’s husband, Jorge Casas, has been arrested for her slaying.
    Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau Detectives are assisting San Fernando Police Department personnel in the investigation.
    Authorities were called to the 1000 block of Griswold Avenue in San Fernando at 2:55 a.m. on Thursday.
    The couple&rsq
  • Wife Of Slain Bell Gardens Mayor Gets 3 Months Jail For His Killing

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The wife of a suburban Los Angeles mayor has been sentenced to three months in jail for killing him in their home.
    Lyvette Crespo was sentenced Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court after pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the 2014 killing of Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo.
    Lyvette Crespo had claimed she shot him three times in the chest to protect herself and their son.
    She said her husband had abused her for years and she was intervening in an argument after
  • Keidel: NFL Championships All About Offense

    By Jason Keidel
    Maybe college basketball coined the phrase Final Four, but it’s hard to find a more eclectic or electric slate of football teams playing on Sunday. The winners, of course, punch their tickets to the Super Bowl in Houston.
    Unlike last year, when Denver’s monolithic defense carried Peyton Manning to a glowing sunset, this year’s gridiron quartet is fueled by pyrotechnic passing and overall offense. The Patriots are the only team that flaunts a decent overall defen
  • Storm Washes Away Campground, Brings Down Trees, Closes Canyon Roads

    GAVIOTA (CBSLA.com) — Evacuations were ordered Friday in a flooded area of Santa Barbara County, where several campers were also rescued in the Sherpa fire burn area.*WaterRescue* El Capitan Canyon Resort & Campground flooded with storm runoff. Multiple rescues. Here campers are brought to safety by FF's pic.twitter.com/qKmK1ixPiR
    — SBCFireInfo (@EliasonMike) January 20, 2017
    The second of three winter storms have slammed Southern California, bringing with it steady, heavy-a
  • Thousands Converge At LA City Hall For Anti-Trump Protest

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Several thousand protesters rallied Friday at Los Angeles City Hall in opposition to the inauguration of President Donald Trump.
    Shouting slogans like, “The people united must never be divided,” two different groups — one starting in Boyle Heights and another near Staples Center — converged on Spring Street outside City Hall’s west entrance just before 1 p.m., less than a couple hours after Trump took his oath of office.#Trump protest
  • Was Michelle Obama Caught Off Guard By Melania Trump’s Gift?

    WASHINGTON (CBSLA.com) — Video taken outside of the White House Friday captured what appeared to be an awkward greeting between Melania Trump and Michelle Obama.
    In the video, Barack and Michelle are seen waiting to greet Donald and Melania ahead of their inauguration ceremony.
    Melania exits the vehicle toting a Tiffany & Co. gift box, follows Donald up the steps, and presents Michelle with the present mid embrace.
    If you look closely, it seems as though Michelle was caught off guard b
  • Wildly Popular Selfie App From China Could Be Accessing Users’ Passwords, Locations

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Love the anime-styled selfies that all your Facebook friends are posting lately? You won’t love all the permissions you’ll need to grant to use that wildly popular Chinese app.
    Engineers on Twitter are sounding the alarm about Meitu, saying that all the permissions the app asks for makes it possible for the people behind it to take control of individual phones and access passwords of apps and accounts associated with that phone.
    The app widens eye
  • Federal Policy Will Shift. Not All States Will Shift With It.

    States don’t always follow the lead of the federal government, and that is likely to be true regarding issues like climate change and health care.
  • 2017 NBA All-Star Game Starting Lineups

    By Rahul Lal
    The NBA All-Star Game starting lineups were announced Thursday evening and instantly drew reactions from fans across the country. Some were positive, but the majority gravitated toward Russell Westbrook being snubbed despite averaging a triple-double 44 games into the season. Other interesting non-starters, such as Joel Embiid and Zaza Pachulia, would’ve been voted in but for a change in traditional fan voting. Neither Embiid nor Pachulia were named starters.
    So who
  • Climate Change Page On White House Website Taken Down Shortly After Trump Inauguration

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) — President Donald Trump wasted no time in upholding his pledge to eliminate President Barack Obama’s environmental regulations – including his plan to address climate change.
    Shortly after Trump was sworn in as the nation’s 45th president, all references to climate change on the White House website were apparently removed.
    A search for the term “climate change” on WhiteHouse.gov returned only one search result: an apparently unrelat
  • 5 Valentine’s Day Activities for Singles

    Every year before February 14th, cupid appears to put in overtime plunging arrows into the hearts of hopeless romantics across the world. Those of us who survive the air strike can be left feeling a little singled out on this holiday designed for two. However, love comes in many shapes and sizes and isn’t only limited to celebrating with a significant other. This v-day grab your single friends and celebrate your love for life instead. Any of these activities will no doubt create a memorab
  • Pasadena Humane Society Evokes Inauguration For 30-Pound Tabby

    PASADENA (CBSLA.com) — A fat cat wandering the streets of Pasadena the weekend before Donald Trump’s inauguration? The timing was apparently too much to resist for the Pasadena Humane Society.
    The 30-pound gray tabby was named William Meoward Taft, in honor of America’s portly 27th president, and Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA officials took his arrival as a chance to “inaugurate” the “corpulent cat room” to accommodate the tubby feline, accordi
  • Donald Trump Sworn In As America’s 45th President

    Donald Trump is now the 45th president of the United States.
  • Man Shot To Death After Being Rammed By SUV In Reseda Identified

    RESEDA (CBSLA.com) — Authorities Friday released the identity of a man who was shot to death while trapped in his car that had been rammed from behind in Reseda.
    The crash was reported at 10 p.m. Wednesday near Gault Street and Crebs Avenue, just two blocks south of Sherman way, near Wilbur Avenue.
    Arriving officers at Wednesday night’s crash said they found the victim, identified by the Los Angeles County coroner’s office as Sarkas Benarbachian of Porter Ranch, on the gro
  • Thinking Of Starting A Business In California? Here Are The Online Resources You’ll Need

     
    Once you’re equipped with your brilliant idea, your business plan, and a potential location, the prospect of starting a small business is exciting. However, there are plenty of aspects of running a business that can cause road blocks along the way. Fortunately, there are plenty of online resources at your fingertips to help you navigate everything from marketing to payroll. The following links are a must for every California entrepreneur’s list of bookmarks.
     
     
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  • CBS Sports’ Clark Kellogg Breaks Down Arizona-UCLA Pac-12 Showdown

    Bryan Altman
    The college basketball season is heating up as we roll deeper into conference play and closer to March Madness. Each week brings another crucial Top 25 matchup, and this week is no different.
    The biggest matchup this week comes from the West Coast, where No. 3 UCLA will host No. 14 Arizona in a game with huge ramifications for a tight, top-heavy Pac-12 conference.
    UCLA has one blemish on their record, a thrilling last-second loss to No. 11 Oregon back in December. Arizona has t
  • Heavy Downpours, Damaging Winds Batter Southern California

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The second of three winter storms will batter the Southland Friday, bringing downpours, heavy mountain snow, possible flooding, and potentially damaging winds and thunderstorms.
    According to the National Weather Service, a winter storm warning for the mountains will remain in effect until 6 a.m. Saturday.
    Elevations as low as 4,500 feet may see a trace to three inches of snow.
    Heavy rainfall with amounts that could exceed an inch per hour may lead to flooding and
  • Thousands Expected To Protest Against Trump Inauguration In LA

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Thousands of protesters are expected to converge on Los Angeles City Hall Friday to protest the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States.
    Demonstrators taking part in two major events plan to march through the city and conclude outside City Hall at 1 p.m.
    A protest is set to begin at 11 a.m. at Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights, before moving to the Federal Building and then City Hall.
    The protest beginning near the Staples Center will

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