• America’s Aging Dams Are in Need of Repair

    Dam crises and failures in California and Nevada shed light on an aging American infrastructure.
  • El Sereno Woman Killed, Son Hurt In Hit-And-Run Crash

    EL SERENO (CBSLA.com) — A woman was killed after being hit by a two vehicles in El Sereno Wednesday, police said.
    The crash happened about 6:45 p.m. in the 5200 block of Alhambra Avenue, according to Officer Sal Ramirez of the Los Angeles Police Department.
    The victim, in her 30’s, was walking in an unmarked crosswalk while carrying her two-year-old son. But before she was hit, she managed to toss her son out of the path of the vehicles, investigators said.
    Police said the
  • Chris Paul Cleared By Doctors, Could Return Against Warriors

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Paul has been cleared by doctors and could be back in the Los Angeles Clippers’ lineup on Thursday at Golden State.
    Coach Doc Rivers said Wednesday that Paul “looked great” in practice a day earlier and the only remaining hurdle is how comfortable he feels after another practice.
    “Overall, he was pretty aggressive,” Rivers said of Paul’s first practice in 4 ½ weeks on Tuesday, “but it was clear as practice went on he
  • OC Residents Demand Answers From Local Reps On Future Of ACA

    SANTA ANA (CBSLA.com) – More than 100 people turned out Wednesday night in Santa Ana for what was billed as an emergency town hall meeting to ask their Congressional representatives not to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
    Dozens of people came out to the Delhi Center hoping to get answers from U.S. Reps Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa), Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) and Mimi Walters (R-Laguna Niguel). However, none of them showed up. The town hall was organized by several local and state-wide organ
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  • Hosting Olympics Is A Risk LA Is Willing To Take

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — It’s supposed to be the greatest honor a city can receive: a chance for it to welcome the world and show off, but hosting the Olympics is increasingly being seen as an unnecessary burden. Wednesday was another example of that after Budapest withdrew its bid to host the 2024 Games amid strong opposition in Hungary. The International Olympic Committee must now decide between Paris and Los Angeles.
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has consistently pointed to str
  • Dozens Claim Aliso Canyon Still Causing Illness

    PORTER RANCH (CBSLA.com) – At a town hall Wednesday night, numerous Porter Ranch residents alleged that the nearby Aliso Canyon gas storage facility continues to make them sick, despite the fact that the methane leak has been capped.
    At a Porter Ranch Neighborhood Council meeting, dozens of people went up to the microphone to list their ailments. Dr. Jeffrey Nordella, who runs a clinic in Porter Ranch, offered some guidance to residents. He said he’s been studying patients who live i
  • Rakell Gets 2 Goals As Ducks Snap Bruins’ Streak With 5-3 Victory

    ANAHEIM (AP) — Rickard Rakell broke a tie with his second goal with 2:34 to play, and the Anaheim Ducks snapped Boston’s four-game winning streak under new coach Bruce Cassidy with a 5-3 victory over the Bruins on Wednesday night.
    Rakell also scored in the second period for the Ducks and has 24 goals in his outstanding season. Ondrej Kase, Josh Manson and Andrew Cogliano also scored for Anaheim, and Jonathan Bernier made 26 saves in his first victory since Jan. 23.
    Frank Vatrano scor
  • Protesters Descend On Anaheim, Demand Arrest Of LAPD Officer

    ANAHEIM (CBSLA.com) – Scores of protesters clashed with police in the streets of Anaheim Wednesday night as they called for the arrest of an off-duty Los Angeles police officer who was caught on video firing his gun during a confrontation with teens outside his Anaheim home Tuesday afternoon.
    Hundreds of protesters gathered at 7 p.m. near Disneyland, bringing traffic to a standstill in the busy area for hours. Anaheim police advised the public to avoid the area as officers with
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  • Hundreds March In Anaheim, Demand Arrest Of LAPD Officer

    ANAHEIM (CBSLA.com) – Scores of people marched through the streets of Anaheim Wednesday night, calling for the arrest of an off-duty Los Angeles police officer who was caught on video firing his gun during a confrontation with teens outside his Anaheim home Tuesday afternoon.
    The protesters gathered at 7 p.m. near Disneyland, bringing traffic to a standstill in the busy area. Anaheim police officers with riot gear were deployed, but there were no reports of violence as of 9 p.m. Polic
  • Family Of Man Who Drowned In Demi Moore’s Swimming Pool Suing

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The parents of a young man, who drowned in Demi Moore’s swimming pool a year and a half ago, are suing – but not the actress.
    The plaintiffs are the Tree House Trust that owns the Beverly Hills home, and Bessy Wong and Lenny Hernandez, the hosts of a party where the drowning happened on July 19, 2015.
    Authorities said the death of Edenilson Steven Valle, 21, was accidental.
    But according to the lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Super
  • Kupchak Wishes Magic, Lakers The Best

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Magic Johnson addressed the Lakers Wednesday before the team held its first practice following the all-star break and the front office shake-up.
    “Magic was telling us that he’ll be around and that he has an open-door policy,” Julius Randle said. “What ever we want to talk to him about, he’ll be there for us.”
    Meanwhile former Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak released a statement Wednesday. 
  • Kupchack Wishes Magic, Lakers The Best

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Magic Johnson addressed the Lakers before the team held its first practice following the all-star break and the front office shake-up.
    “Magic was telling us that he’ll be around and that he has an open-door policy,” Julius Randle said. “What ever we want to talk to him about, he’ll be there for us.”
    Meanwhile former Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak released a statement Wednesday. 
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  • Judge Sides With IMDb, Halts Actor Age Law

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California law that restricts a popular Hollywood website from posting actors’ ages raises First Amendment concerns and does not appear likely to combat age discrimination in the entertainment industry in any meaningful way, a federal judge said Wednesday.
    U.S. District Court Judge Vince Chhabria granted IMDb.com’s request to block AB 1687 while the website’s lawsuit challenging it winds through the courts.
    Chhabria said the law prevented IMDb from
  • Sen. Harris Calls Trump’s Immigration Policies ‘Outrageous’

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — California State Senator Kamala Harris says President Trump’s immigration policies are extreme and outrageous.
    Harris held a discussion on immigration in Chinatown Wednesday.
    “As a prosecutor, I can tell you, it is a serious mistake for us to conflate criminal justice policy with immigration policy as though they are the same,” Harris said.
    A mother at the meeting who says her son was killed by an illegal alien said “shame on her.”
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  • Galaxy Reserve Team Holding Open Tryouts Across The Pond

    CARSON, Calif. (AP) — The L.A. Galaxy’s reserve team will hold open tryouts in England this summer in an attempt to find overlooked talent for the Major League Soccer franchise.
    The LA Galaxy II announced the tryouts Wednesday.
    Players between 16 and 25 years old will be welcomed in London on May 31 and June 1 and in Manchester on June 3-4. At least five players from each city will be selected and flown to the Galaxy’s training complex in suburban Los Angeles for another week o
  • Lakewood High Student Detained After Threatening Instagram Post

    LAKEWOOD (CBSLA.com) — A 15-year-old Lakewood High School student who deputies suspect of posting an image of himself holding what appeared to be handgun, along with a message warning fellow students not to go to school, was in custody Wednesday.
    The image was posted on Monday evening on Instagram, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Detective Ronnie Borges with the Lakewood Station.
    Students and parents saw the post and someone called the station to report it, Borges said
  • The Fab Mom On 2: Mistakes Parents Can Avoid When Teaching Kids About Money

    According to a new study from University of Cambridge, researchers have found that kids’ money habits are formed by age 7. Financial experts also say that children as young as age 3 can grasp the concepts of saving and spending.
    Where can parents start when teaching young ones about money? Ditch the piggy banks.
    L.A. Parent magazine highlights the value in giving children clear jars, rather than piggy banks, to bank money into “saving, spending and giving” to build pride, motiv
  • Suspect In Killing Of Whittier Officer Was Arrested 5 Times For Probation Violations, Authorities Say

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s efforts to ease overcrowding in state prisons did not lead to an early release of a gang member accused of killing a police officer and wounding another but may have shortened the amount of time he was locked up for repeated probation violations.
    Michael Christopher Mejia, 26, was arrested Monday after police said he killed his cousin, crashed his cousin’s car then fatally shot Whittier police Officer Keith Boyer and wounded Officer Patrick Hazel
  • Off-Duty LAPD Officer Fires Gun During Confrontation With Teens

    ANAHEIM (CBSLA.com) — Two Orange County teens were arrested for their alleged role in a physical confrontation with an off-duty LAPD officer that resulted in the officer firing his weapon, police said Wednesday.
    While nobody was struck by the gunfire, the Anaheim Police Department Homicide Detail is investigating the incident that occurred Euclid Street and Palais Road around 2:40 pm. Tuesday in an apparent fight between the unidentified officer while he attempted to detain at least one of
  • Trump Reverses Obama-Era Policies On Transgender Bathroom Rules

    It will now be up to states and school districts to interpret whether federal sex discrimination law applies to gender identity.
  • Calphalon Recalls 2 Million Knives After Reports Of Finger, Hand Cuts

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Calphalon is recalling 2 million knives because they can break during use, posing a laceration hazard.
    The knife manufacturer says it has received 27 reports of finger or hand cuts, including four injuries requiring stitches, involving the knives under recall. Calphalon has received about 3,150 reports of broken knives, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
    The CPSC says consumers should immediately stop using the recalled knives and contact Ca
  • WWE: Why Naomi Will Reclaim The SmackDown Women’s Title

    By Chuck Carroll
    “I believe that I do have something different and special that I bring to the table. As soon as I get my shot, I think WWE will be very pleased.”
    —Naomi, 2014
    You deserve it. Clap! Clap! Clap, clap, clap!
    “Naomi, I think that everybody here truly believes that you do deserve it. And there’s a reason why. It’s because for years you have worked so hard. You have scratched, and you have clawed, and you have seen other women given more opportuniti
  • 4 Very Useful Events For Small Business Owners In California

     It’s easy to get wrapped up in the day-to-day operations of your business and lose sight of the future. Long hours can trap you in a vacuum where only your business exists, and it is easy to miss new opportunities for growth. One of the best ways to gain new insights into your industry, keep on top of trends, make new contacts and renew your vision and sense of purpose, is to meet with like-minded business owners for a day of learning and socializing. One of these events may be just
  • Angels’ Garrett Richards Among Pitchers Using Stem Cell Treatment Over Tommy John Surgery

    Bryan Altman
    In 2016 Angels ace Garrett Richards took to the mound just six times before being shut down for the season on May 6, 2016 due to a partial tear of his UCL (ulnar collateral ligament) in his elbow, an injury that typically requires Tommy John surgery and a prolonged absence from any baseball activities.
    Fortunately for Richards his tear was a unique one as it ran lengthwise along his UCL, as opposed to a standard tear which goes across one’s ligament. This, combined with new ad
  • Report: Budapest To Drop 2024 Olympic Bid, Leaving LA, Paris To Vie For Hosting Duties

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Budapest is withdrawing its bid to to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, leaving only Los Angeles and Paris to compete for the games, according to reports.
    Hungarian government spokesman Zoltan Kovacs confirmed the decision to The Associated Press on Wednesday. The decision awaits approval by the Budapest City Assembly.
    Hungary’s governing party said the decision was an attempt to avoid “a loss of international prestige” if Budapest were to
  • Report: Budapest To Drop 2024 Olympic Bid, Leaving LA And Paris To Vie For Hosting Duties

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Budapest is withdrawing its bid to to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, leaving only Los Angeles and Paris to compete for the games, according to reports.
    Hungarian government spokesman Zoltan Kovacs confirmed the decision to The Associated Press on Wednesday. The decision awaits approval by the Budapest City Assembly.
    Hungary’s governing party said the decision was an attempt to avoid “a loss of international prestige” if Budapest were to
  • NASA Discovers 7 Earth-Like Planets Orbiting Star

    PASADENA (CBSLA.com) — A system of seven Earth-like planets, three of which are considered to be in the “habitable zone,” have been discovered orbiting a single star, NASA announced Wednesday.
    The discovery by NASA’s Spitzer Telescope sets a record for the largest number of habitable-zone planets around a single star outside our solar system, officials said. The three planets in the habitable zone are considered most likely to have water – the key building bloc
  • Kobe’s Longtime Agent Rob Pelinka Expected To Be Named Lakers GM

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) — Prominent agent Rob Pelinka has begun informing his clients that he plans to leave Landmark Sports Agency to become the Lakers GM, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.
    The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the Lakers have not commented on the front office search.
    Pelinka, 47, is in line to become the latest player agent to move into an NBA front office, following a similar path as Bob Myers in Golden State and Arn Tellem in Detroi
  • Lake Berryessa’s Spiraling Floodwater Mesmerizes the Locals

    Heavy rain is causing about two million gallons of water a minute to flow into the California lake’s bellmouth spillway.
  • A Look Into The 2017 Dodgers

    With the 2017 season right around the corner, the Dodgers look to finally take a leap towards winning the World Series.
  • Some Doctors Prescribe Food Instead Of Pills To Treat Certain Patients

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Pharmaceuticals may not be the best medicine for patients. Some doctors are now changing the way they treat patients – by taking them grocery shopping.
    Physicians, such as Dr. Daniel Nadeau, are prescribing food rather than pills to fix the body.
    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly half of all Americans routinely take prescription drugs, and 75 percent of all doctor visits involve drugs.
    To counter the dependency on drugs
  • 2017 NBA Second Half Preview – Western Conference

    By Rahul Lal
    At this point of the season, with about two-thirds of the games played, every team is tired and struggling with injuries. This past weekend’s festivities aside, the NBA All-Star break is essentially a week-long hiatus for anyone who isn’t a superstar.
    The NBA Trade Deadline is looming, and teams are starting to make moves. Maybe you noticed that DeMarcus Cousins is now a Pelican. Some teams hope to solidify their lineup and put/keep themselves in playoff conten
  • Rise Of The Lawyer Machines? New Technology Could Further Squeeze Attorney Job Market

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — If you ever need legal help in the future, a new survey says you may end up hiring a robot.
    More attorneys could be replaced by technology that can rapidly sort through and analyze lawsuits, investigations, evidence and other documents, reducing the need for human lawyers in the process, according to industry magazine Corporate Counsel.
    The survey published Jan. 23found 40 percent of over 100 in-house attorneys working for major U.S. corporations rely on what&rsqu
  • Cold Weather Alert Issued For Mountains, Valleys

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A cold weather alert has been issued for the mountains and Santa Clarita and Antelope valley areas of Los Angeles County.
    The Department of Public Health issued a cold weather alert for the mountains effective through Sunday, for the Antelope Valley through Saturday, and for the Santa Clarita Valley Thursday and Friday.#HealthAlert: Cold Weather Alert issued for parts of #LACounty. Protect yourself from the cold. Locations & dates: https://t.co/7Dt1Ufz2vz
  • Report: LA County Economy On Upward Swing, But More Higher-Paying Jobs Needed

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The county’s unemployment is down and its economic output is up, but experts say more high-paying jobs are needed to replace those giving way to lower-wage service-sector positions.
    Los Angeles County’s gross domestic product grew by 2.2 percent in 2016, down slightly from the 3.6 percent the previous year but ahead of the national rate, according to a report by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. The report further predicted that th
  • Several Kittens, Puppies Found Dead In Victorville House Fire

    VICTORVILLE (CBSLA.com) — Three kittens, three puppies and a dog were found dead in a house fire in Victorville, authorities said Wednesday.
    Firefighters found visible flames and smoke coming out of the home in the 15500 block of Fifth Street when they responded to the residence just after 10 a.m. The fire was under control within 15 minutes, but several pets were found dead, San Bernardino County Fire spokesman Capt. Jeremy Kern said.
    No injuries to civilians or firefighters were rep
  • 5 Tips For Making Your Window Treatments Stand Out

    By Jane Lasky
    Windows are not simply functional aspects of your home-sweet-home—they’re actually an opportunity to showcase your inner interior designer. With the right design and window treatments, a window can transform a room.
    For those who seek to make their home as appealing and welcoming as possible, consider the following ideas that will turn those old, drab casements into windows of opportunity. 
    Select Blinds
    With the many types of blinds available, it’s important
  • Jury Selection To Begin In Retrial For Ex-Sheriff Lee Baca

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Jury selection will begin Wednesday in the second trial for former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca.
    U.S. District Judge Percy Anderson said that about 250 potential panelists would be summoned to the new downtown federal courthouse to begin the selection process, which could last for the remainder of the week.
    Jurors will remain anonymous due to the attention that the trial is expected to draw.
    During the retrial, Baca will face a third felony count of lying t
  • California Today: The State’s Hate Landscape

    Wednesday: A snapshot of hate in California, flooding in San Jose and Congress members come home to face questions.
  • Car Slams Into Home In La Puente

    LA PUENTE (CBSLA.com) — A
    Sheriff’s deputies responded shortly after 2 a.m. to a home located at Duff and Temple avenues for report of a car that had crashed into a home.
    Upon their arrival, authorities located a gaping hole leading into one of the bedrooms.
    Two children were inside of the home when the crash took place.
    No injuries were reported.
    The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
  • 2 Injured After Car Slams Into Home In La Puente

    LA PUENTE (CBSLA.com) — A car has crashed into a home in La Puente, sheriff’s deputies said Wednesday.
    Officials responded shortly after 2 a.m. to a home located at Duff and Temple avenues for report of a car that had crashed into a home.
    Upon their arrival, authorities located a gaping hole leading into one of the bedrooms.
    Two children were sleeping in the room when the crash took place. They were treated for minor injuries.
    The driver fled from the scene on foot.
    The cause of the
  • Police Search For Hit-And-Run Driver In Sylmar

    SYLMAR (CBSLA.com) — Police Wednesday searched for a hit-and-run driver who fatally struck a female pedestrian in Sylmar.
    The crash was reported shortly after 6 p.m. Tuesday near Foothill Boulevard and Glenoaks.
    Upon their arrival, authorities located a Hispanic woman, believed to be in her early 40s, lying in the roadway.
    Paramedics pronounced the woman dead at the scene. Her identity is being withheld pending family notification.
    Detectives described the hit-and-run vehicle as a dark col
  • Just 11 Miles Off Coast, California’s Galápagos

    Unlike a pricey trip to the Galápagos Islands, you can explore Santa Cruz, one of the Channel Islands, on a modest budget.
  • Trump Wants To Build Wall Along Border, But What About Security Underground?

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — President Donald Trump has been talking about building a wall along the U.S./Mexico border to keep people from entering the country illegally. But not much has been said about forbidden entry underground.
    With the help of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Lance Lenoir, CBS2’s Jennifer Kastner takes a look at a concern that is mostly out of sight.
    Lenoir is member of a group called Tunnel Rats, who are trained to work in confined spaces a
  • San Clemente Man Hailed As Hero After Rescuing 7 Boys From Frozen Lake In New York

    SAN CLEMENTE (CBSLA.com) — A model from San Clemente was hailed as a hero after saving seven boys from drowning in an frozen lake in New York City.
    Bennett Jonas, 23, said he was riding his skateboard with his friend, Ethan Turnbull, 24, Monday night near a lake in Central Park when they saw the boys walking out onto thin ice to take selfies and falling into the frigid water.
    He immediately jumped in to save them. “I just had to grab them and as hard as I could pu
  • Local Teachers Accused Of Posting Racist Opinions On Social Media

    JURUPA VALLEY (CBSLA.com) — Concerned parents sounded off at a heated school board meeting in Jurupa Valley Tuesday night after xxxxx
    Last Thursday some students missed school and marched for “A Day Without Immigrants” prompting some teachers to take to social media about how the day went.
    One teacher wrote in part “… having my class size reduced by 50 percent all day long only served to support Trump’s initiatives and prove how much better things might be wi
  • Tree Falls On Garage, Another Tree At Risk Of Crushing 2nd House In Pasadena

    PASADENA (CBSLA.com) — It has become a familiar sight up and down rain-soaked California – trees toppling on houses. One fallen pine tree severely crushed a 13-year-old girl in Irvine Friday.
    On Tuesday, a 60-foot pine tree crashed onto a garage on Zanja Street around 10:30 a.m., ripping out a sidewalk and crushing an SUV in Pasadena.
    The city’s building inspector said the decades-old tree rested only inches away from the water heater underneath the twisted
  • Tree Falls On Garage, Another At Risk Of Crushing Second House In Pasadena

    PASADENA (CBSLA.com) — It has become a familiar sight up and down rain-soaked California: trees toppling on houses. One fallen pine tree severely crushed a 13-year-old girl in Irvine Friday.
    On Tuesday, a 60-foot pine tree crashed onto a garage on Zanja Street around 10:30 a.m., ripping out a sidewalk and crushing an SUV in Pasadena.
    The city’s building inspector said the decades-old tree rested only inches away from the water heater underneath the twisted branche
  • Glendale Crime Lab Pivotal In Cracking 2 Murder Cases

    GLENDALE (CBSLA.com) – A regional crime lab was able to help investigators identify two suspects in connection with a series of robberies last month that ended with two senseless murders in the Los Angeles area, all thanks to a white hat.
    On Jan. 18, an armed robber hit the America Market in Glendale. He ran away, but left behind a white hat. Detectives came to a realization as they watched the surveillance video.
    “They (detectives) realized the suspect had the same description as th
  • Video Shows Harrison Ford Flying Over Airliner At John Wayne Airport

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Video released Tuesday shows a plane piloted by Harrison Ford suddenly and mistakenly flying low over an airliner with 110 people aboard at John Wayne Airport in Orange County.
    The 45 seconds of soundless video show the 74-year-old “Star Wars” and “Indiana Jones” star’s potentially serious mishap.
    In it, an American Airlines 737 is taxiing slowly. Then Ford’s yellow, single-engine Aviat Husky suddenly zooms in from the right of t

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