• Deputies: 3 Men Leave Baby In Car While Trying To Rob Liquor Store

    APPLE VALLEY (CBSLA.com) – Three men left a baby in a car while they prepared to rob a liquor store Wednesday night in Apple Valley, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department reports.
    Just after 6 p.m., deputies were called to Grand Liquor in the 15300 block of Rancherias Road regarding three suspicious men. They arrived to find one of the suspects outside the store with a gun, while his two partners were inside getting ready to rob the store, according to SBSD.
    The three suspec
  • 3 Men Leave Baby In Car While Trying To Rob Liquor Store

    APPLE VALLEY (CBSLA.com) – Three men left a baby in a car while they prepared to rob a liquor store Wednesday night in Apple Valley, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department reports.
    Just after 6 p.m., deputies were called to Grand Liquor in the 15300 block of Rancherias Road regarding three suspicious men. They arrived to find one of the suspects outside the store with a gun, while his two partners were inside getting ready to rob the store, according to SBSD.
    The three suspec
  • TK O’Ryan Won’t Be Defined By Broken Leg

    By Chuck Carroll
    TK O’Ryan’s broken leg, as part of Kingdom, was one of those moments in Ring of Honor that every professional wrestler prays will never happen and one that every fan will never forget. The brutality and shock of such a severe mishap leaves an indelible imprint in your mind. It’s painful to watch and even more agonizing for the person you’re watching. Yet, we can never seem to look away.
    That is how much of the wrestling world came to know O’Ryan. It
  • JC Penney To Hire 600 For Back-To-School Rush

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — JC Penney says it will hire 600 associates through Los Angeles and Orange counties in anticipation of the back-to-school rush.
    The retailer says they need to hire people to work as cashiers, replenishment specialists, beauty consultants, and salon stylists.
    The company recently partnered with Sephora for its makeup counters and InStyle for its salons, and is stocking more merchandise aimed at plus-size women and big-and-tall men, according to the Motley Fool.
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  • False M6.8 Quake Alert Blamed On Revision Of 1925 Earthquake

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) — A report of a major earthquake off the coast of Santa Barbara was actually a false alarm based on a quake that happened in 1925.
    The U.S. Geological Survey sent out an email alert Wednesday afternoon saying a magnitude 6.8 quake had struck in the Pacific Ocean 10 miles west of Santa Barbara.
    The event was promptly deleted from the USGS website, but screenshots of the page made their way around social media.
    A screenshot of the now-deleted quake alert (Via USGS.
  • Deputies: South El Monte Teacher Molested Several Students

    SOUTH EL MONTE (CBSLA.com) – A 54-year-old teacher at Miramonte Elementary School in South El Monte has been arrested on allegations that he molested several female students.
    Joseph Baldenebro. (LASD)
    Joseph Baldenebro was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon on multiple counts of lewd or lascivious acts involving children and annoying or molesting children, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reports.
    Baldenebro inappropriately touched several female students in his classr
  • Pit Bull Puppy Rescued From Car With Interior Temperature Of 133 Degrees

    RIVERSIDE (CBSLA.com) — A pit bull puppy was rushed to a vet Wednesday after it had been left behind in a car with cracked windows in Riverside.
    The dog was reported shortly before 10:30 a.m. inside a white Impala parked in downtown Riverside at 12th and Lemon streets.
    When Animal Control Officer Cecelia Morris arrived, she said she could hear the dog panting and whining.
    With the help of a supervisor, the dog was rescued from the car without breaking the windows.Dog rescued from insi
  • Man Shot, Killed By Deputies In Palmdale

    PALMDALE (CBSLA.com) – A man was shot and killed by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies in Palmdale early Thursday morning.
    The shooting occurred at 3:47 a.m. in the 38500 block of 10th Street East, according to the sheriff’s department. The suspect was struck by gunfire and taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
    A dog was also shot during the incident, LASD said. The dog’s condition was not known.
    The circumstances of the shooting were not immediately discl
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  • Woman Arrested, Officer Injured After Wild Chase Ends In Van Nuys

    VAN NUYS (CBSLA.com) — A woman was arrested early Thursday after leading police officers on a wild chase in a stolen car, then backing it up into a patrol car and injuring an officer.
    The chase ended at Haskell Avenue and Vanowen Street in Van Nuys, where the woman sat in her car and lit up a cigarette, then climbed out of the sunroof to continue enjoying her cigarette.
    Officers eventually yanked the woman out of the car and took her into custody.
    It all started when an officer tried
  • Welfare for Golfers

    How government policy reduces the cost of country-club memberships in California.
  • Kick From Motorcycle Rider Touches Off 2-Car Crash In Santa Clarita

    SANTA CLARITA (CBSLA.com) — A motorcyclist kicked at a car in an apparent case of road rage, kicking off a chain reaction crash that overturned an uninvolved truck, and authorities are now looking for that motorcycle rider.
    The incident happened Wednesday morning in the carpool lane of the southbound 14 Freeway, just past the Newhall exit, and was captured by another driver a few car lengths back.
    Video shows the motorcycle rider drive up to the compact sedan and kick at its side. The
  • 4 Reasons You Need A Small Business Credit Card

    In a competitive market like Los Angeles, small business owners need every advantage they can get. One simple and effective way for small business owners to help themselves is to acquire a business credit card. Doing so offers several significant benefits. Namely, it can help you build business credit, limit personal liability, increase operational efficiency and protect against a cash flow crunch.
     
    Establishes Business Credit HistoryIn the life of every successful small business, there co
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  • Only On 2: Riverside Hands Out $1K Fines For Anyone With Fireworks

    RIVERSIDE (CBS:A.com)  —   The city of Riverside is taking fireworks seriously
    They’re fining residents $1,000 if they are in possession.
    CBS 2’s Crystal Cruz said authorities are hoping the fines will deter people.
    In a video that police are reviewing, and also obtained by CBS 2, two people are seen walking down the street, into an empty lot next to homes in Riverside. Moments later,  in the corner of the screen, you see sparks and a fire starts.
    “I said w
  • Caught On Camera: Man Steals Water Slide In Whittier

    WHITTIER (CBSLA.com) — Slippin’ and slidin’ down a water slide is a rite of passage for many Southland residents.
    But stealing?
    Wednesday morning at 2 a.m. a man walked up to Phyllis Espinosa’s Whittier porch and stole her grandkids’ $600 water slide. Security camera caught the theft.
    “I’m angry,” said Espinosa.
    It is a 14-foot bounce house/water slide/pool that they use during their summer break from school.
    “That’s their ent
  • Grandal Smacks 2 Homers As Dodgers Beat Mets, 8-2

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yasiel Puig hit a three-run homer, Yasmani Grandal added two solo shots and the streaking Los Angeles Dodgers took over first place in the NL West by battering New York Mets pitching again for an 8-2 victory Wednesday night.Rich Hill turned in his best five innings of the season for the Dodgers, who have won six straight and 12 of 13. They jumped a half-game ahead of Colorado, which had its six-game winning streak snapped with a 16-5 loss to Arizona.Hill (4-3) gave up a
  • San Clemente City Leaders Want To Make Aggressive Panhandling A Crime

    SAN CLEMENTE (CBSLA.com)  —    City leaders in San Clemente believe the problem of aggressive panhandling has gotten so out-of-hand they want to make it a crime.
    “It’s a huge problem. It’s getting worse and worse,” Fred Richardson, a father, told KCAL 9’s Stacey Butler.
    Richardson says in his 30 years as a resident, he’s never seen anything like it. He says the panhandlers are so aggressive he is worried for his grown son, Gabriel.
    Aggress
  • Metro Gold Line Claremont Extension To Get Green Light

    CLAREMONT (CBSL.A.com) — The first Measure M transit project is close to getting the green light.
    On Thursday, the board of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority is expected to approve a $1.4 billion budget that includes an extension of the Gold Line light-rail line in the San Gabriel Valley by 11.5 miles east to Claremont.
    The second phase of the Foothill Gold Line Project will extend the line from its current terminus at APU/Citrus College with stops at G
  • Maldonado Goes Deep Twice In Losing Effort To Yankees, 8-4

    NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees manager Joe Girardi finally got to use the overpowering 1-2 at the back of his bullpen, getting innings from Dellin Betances and Aroldis Chapman in the same game for the first time since early May.
    Of course, he would have rather not needed both Wednesday night, but that’s a problem for another day.
    First, to celebrate a much-needed victory.
    Didi Gregorius and Matt Holliday each hit a go-ahead homer, and New York piled on from there to beat the Los Angeles Ang
  • Ducks’ Stoner, Kings’ McNabb Go To Golden Knights

    LAS VEGAS (CBSLA.com/AP) — Anaheim Ducks defenseman Clayton Stoner, 32, and Los Angeles Kings defenseman Brayden McNabb, 26, were the two local picks among 30 NHL veterans chosen by the Las Vegas Golden Knights in Wednesday’s NHL expansion draft.
    A year after the NHL welcomed owner Bill Foley’s 31st franchise into the league, the Golden Knights finally have the core of the team they’ll put on the desert ice this fall.
    The choices included defensemen Marc Methot and A
  • As Temperatures Rise, So Do Number Of Children Falling From Windows

    HUNTINGTON BEACH (CBSLA.com) —    Little known fact — when temperatures soar, so do the numbers of children who accidentally fall from windows.
    CBS 2’s Michele Gile on Wednesday spoke to a 10-year-old who  fell two weeks ago after he took out the screen on his bedroom window.
    Donovan Hogg, 10,  won’t ever make that mistake again. He took out his screen and climbed out on to the ledge outside of his bedroom window.
    “My head was there, and I w
  • Nike-Amazon Deal Has Sporting Goods Chains Running Scared

    NEW YORK (AP) — Shares in several major sports chains hit 52-week lows on word that Nike may soon be selling its gear directly on Amazon.com.
    Goldman Sachs said Wednesday it believed the deal would give Nike better exposure to Amazon’s huge retail channel and customer base, especially millennials.
    Nike goods can already be found on Amazon subsidiary Zappos.com and its shoes and gear can be found through third-party sellers on Amazon.com.
    Goldman believes the deal would give Nike bett
  • California’s Mark Zuckerberg Ranked Third Richest

    SILICON VALLEY (CBSLA.com) — California is home to the youngest member of Forbes’ third annual richest person by state list released Wednesday.
    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, 33, ranked third-wealthiest on the list, finishing with a final worth of $62.4 billion. Zuckerberg beat out a fellow Californian, Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison, by $7 billion. Ellison is worth $52.4 billion.
    Microsoft co-founder and Washington resident Bill Gates tops the list at $88.9 billio
  • New Treatment Helps Southland Woman Beat Skin Cancer

    SANTA MONICA (CBSLA.com) — Wednesday marks the first day of summer and millions of Southland residents are hitting the beaches and soaking up the run rays.
    But the story of a skin cancer survivor offers a stark warning of the dangers of being out in the sunshine.
    Two days after 26-year-old Shelby Nish gave birth to her son Baron she was diagnosed with stage four melanoma.
    “I honestly thought it was a mistake,” she said. “I was an active 24 at the time and I was
  • Only On 2: Emotional Parents Recount Memory Of Seeing Son Hit By Speeding Car

    COLTON  (CBSLA.com)  —   Parents of a little 8-year-old Colton boy hit by a speeding car last week are talking about his ordeal.
    The emotional parents spoke to CBS 2’s Amy Johnson for a story that is Only On 2.
    The boy’s father was able to push a daughter to safety. But the car hit his son and then slammed into their home.
    The boy came home from the hospital Wednesday but he is still mending, his parents said. And the parents said the boy is still unable to talk
  • Silicon Valley Investors Flexed Their Muscles in Uber Fight

    Start-up financiers have deferred boardroom control to founders in recent years. Travis Kalanick’s ouster indicates that could be changing.
  • Inside Travis Kalanick’s Resignation as Uber’s C.E.O.

    At a Chicago hotel on Tuesday, two venture capitalists presented Mr. Kalanick with a list of demands, including his resignation by the end of the day.
  • From Toilet To Tap: Bottles Of Purified Recycled Wastewater Handed Out In Hollywood

    HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) — From the toilet to the bottle: The Orange County Water District and the Orange County Sanitation District handed out bottles of purified recycled wastewater in Hollywood Tuesday.
    It was the first event in a year-long statewide tour to educate the public about the technological advancements of treating local wastewater.
    OCWD and OCSD are the first in the Western Hemisphere to bottle recycled water and distribute it, the agencies said.
    The recycling process
  • Man Caught With Cache Of Weapons At Metro Gold Line Station In Pasadena

    PASADENA (CBSLA.com) — A man caught urinating at a Metro Gold Line station in Pasadena Wednesday was carrying a cache weapons, including a loaded AR-15-type rifle, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
    Besides the rifle, Christopher Goodine, 28, had a handgun, a machete, a rope, a notebook with odd writing in it, a suppressor and two loaded high-capacity magazines and additional rounds of ammunition inside a duffel bag, deputies said.
    Sheriff Jim McDonne
  • Georgia Man Caught With Cache Of Weapons At Metro Gold Line Station In Pasadena

    PASADENA (CBSLA.com) — A Georgia man caught urinating at a Metro Gold Line station in Pasadena Wednesday was carrying a cache of weapons, including a loaded AR-15-type rifle, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
    Christopher Goodine, 28, was relieving himself at the Sierra Madre Villa station, deputies said.
    Besides the rifle, he had a handgun, a machete, a rope, a notebook with odd writing in it, a suppressor and two loaded high-capacity magazines
  • Uber is a Creature of an Industry Struggling to Grow Up

    For all its brilliant minds, Silicon Valley is still struggling to graduate from adolescence to adulthood.
  • Man Caught With Weapons Cache At Metro Gold Line Station

    PASADENA (CBSLA.com) – A man who was seen urinating Wednesday at the Metro Gold Line Sierra Madre Station was found with a “dangerous” weapons cache, authorities said.
    Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials say the unidentified man was found with a “loaded, high-powered firearm, two loaded high-capacity magazines, a suppressor and other dangerous items.”
    Sheriff Jim McDonnell and officials with the sheriff’s Transit Policing Division are expected to anno
  • DA: Palmdale Mayor Received Thousands Of Dollars Illegally

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) – Longtime Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford was charged Wednesday with illegally accepting thousands of dollars annually from two local consultants and failing to publicly disclose the income on economic disclosure statements over a period of nearly eight years.
    Between Aug. 1, 2009, and May 3, 2017, Ledford received about $5,200 a month from several shell companies that were set up by two other defendants in the case, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Offi
  • New LAX Biometric Screening System Designed To Save Time For Travelers

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) – A biometric screening system designed to allow travelers to use their fingerprints or an eye scan to more quickly navigate airport security launched at Los Angeles International Airport this week.
    (Courtesy: CLEAR)
    The identity platform known as CLEAR uses a fingerprint or eye scan to identify travelers in lieu of using a driver’s license, passport or boarding pass. CLEAR will have kiosks available at all LAX terminals.
    According to the system’s websit
  • George Clooney Sells Tequila Company For $1 Billion

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — After starting a tequila company with some of his friends as a hobby, George Clooney is reportedly now selling Casamigos for up to $1 billion.
    The alcohol company was started by Clooney and his friends Rande Gerber (Cindy Crawford’s husband) and Michael Meldman after Clooney and Gerber shared neighboring properties in Mexico and enjoyed drinking with one another.
    In an interview with Business Insider, Gerber stated that “Casamigos really started b
  • Uber’s Lesson: Silicon Valley’s Start-Up Machine Needs Fixing

    Travis Kalanick, who stepped down as Uber’s C.E.O., had many enablers who turned a blind eye to the company’s faults because it was growing quickly.
  • KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO Honored With National Edward R. Murrow Award

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) – For the first time in nearly half a century, KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO has won a National Edward R Murrow Award, one of the most prestigious news awards in the country.
    KNX 1070 won the Large Market Radio award for Breaking News, one of three awards won by CBS RADIO.
    In addition to Breaking News, CBS RADIO also won in the network newscast category and picked up an Overall Excellence award.
    “Now more than ever, it is important to recognize the outstanding journalism
  • Gas Line Break Forces Evacuations Along Busy Inglewood Roadway

    INGLEWOOD (CBSLA.com) – A contractor for the Southern California Gas Company accidentally ruptured a natural gas line with a jackhammer Wednesday morning, shutting down a major Inglewood roadway for several hours Wednesday and prompted evacuations in the process.
    (CBS2)
    At 9:24 a.m., a contractor working in the 3300 block of Century Boulevard hit a 3-inch steel gas line with a jackhammer, SoCalGas spokesperson Melissa Bailey confirmed in an email.
    About 50 to 60 people from four businesses
  • ‘Star Wars’ Han Solo Spinoff Loses Directors

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — There’s been a disturbance in the force and the young Han Solo film is suddenly without a director.
    Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said Tuesday that the Star Wars spinoff is parting ways with directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller due to different creative visions on the film.
    Kennedy said a new director would be announced soon.
    Lord and Miller had been filming the untitled project in London since January 2017 with stars Alden Ehrenreich as the young Han
  • Essential Santa Monica Restaurants To Know About Right Now (Summer 2017)

    Santa Monica, famous for the Pacific Ocean, 3rd Street Promenade and the Santa Monica Pier, offers locals and tourists a number of dining destinations. From cheap bites, healthy eats, and seafood to fine-dining establishments, there are a ton of great places to eat if you know where to look.(credit: Michael’s Santa Monica)Michael’s1147 3rd St.Santa Monica, CA 90403(310) 451-0843
    www.michaelssantamonica.com
    Longtime Westside Michael’s restaurant recently upgraded the interior o
  • City Council President Pushes To Rename LA Street After Obama

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) — The president of the Los Angeles City Council hopes to rename a street in his district for former President Barack Obama.
    Councilman Herb J. Wesson Jr. on Tuesday introduced a motion to change the name of Rodeo Road to Obama Boulevard.This morning we introduced a motion to rename #CD10’s “Rodeo Road” to “Obama Boulevard” in honor of President @BarackObama's legacy. pic.twitter.com/1FvECfJ70b
    — Herb J. Wesson, Jr. (@HerbJWesso
  • Woman Sexually Assaulted While Walking In Manhattan Beach, Police Say

    MANHATTAN BEACH (CBSLA.com) – Police are looking for a man who they say sexually assaulted a woman in Manhattan Beach late Saturday night.
    The sexual assault occurred June 17 at about midnight as the woman was walking to her car in the 800 block of Ardmore Avenue, according to Manhattan Beach police. The suspect approached the woman from behind, knocked her to the ground and sexually assaulted her.
    Suspect sketch. (Manhattan Beach PD)
    The woman fought off the suspect, who fled and was last
  • Woman Sexually Assaulted While Walking In Manhattan Beach

    MANHATTAN BEACH (CBSLA.com) – Police are looking for a man who they say sexually assaulted a woman in Manhattan Beach late Saturday night.
    The sexual assault occurred June 17 at about midnight as the woman was walking to her car in the 800 block of Ardmore Avenue, according to Manhattan Beach police. The suspect approached the woman from behind, knocked her to the ground and sexually assaulted her.
    Suspect sketch. (Manhattan Beach PD)
    The woman fought off the suspect, who fled and was last
  • Snapchat Launches New ‘Snap Map’ Feature

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The popular social media company Snapchat is broadening their horizons by entering into the mapping world.
    Snapchat’s new 10.11 update includes a new feature that will allow users to share their locations with each other.
    This new update is available to all iOS and Android users worldwide.
    “We’ve built a whole new way to explore the world! See what’s happening, find your friends, and get inspired to go on an adventure!” the compa
  • LAFD A Step Closer To Using Drones To Fight Fires

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) – A Los Angeles City Council committee has approved a plan by the Los Angeles Fire Department to start using drones during its efforts in fighting fires and responding to other emergencies.
    The approval of the plan Tuesday by the Public Safety Committee came over the objection of the American Civil Liberties Union and other civil rights groups, which raised concerns that the drones could be used to conduct surveillance on residents. The plan now goes to the full Cit
  • Renovate Your Home: Tips For Making An Old House Feel Brand New

    By Jane Lasky
    It’s time to renovate. The only problem is, you have little time and the time you do have is spent wondering where to start. The good news, many upgrades and changes are easy enough to make and won’t eat up all your time in execution. Consider a slew of concepts that will definitely do the proverbial trick.
    Artistic Endeavors
    Switch up your wall art. Take down the old pictures you put up when you first moved in and weren’t sure which way you wanted to decorate yet
  • Firefighters Struggle With Stubborn Holcomb Fire Near Big Bear Lake

    BIG BEAR LAKE (CBSLA.com) – Hot, dry conditions and difficult terrain continued to pose challenges for firefighters as their battle against the Holcomb Fire burning northeast of Big Bear Lake entered its third day Wednesday.
    The Holcomb Fire, which broke out Monday afternoon, was burning 1,200 acres in the San Bernardino National Forest and was only 10 percent contained as of 8:05 a.m. Wednesday, the U.S. Forest Service reports.
    A heat advisory for the San Bernardino Mountains remains in e
  • Frank Nobilo On Travelers Championship: ‘[Players] Have To Hit Shots’

    By Dave Shedloski
    The Travelers Championship, after a year in which the schedule was rearranged to accommodate the Olympics, has been returned to its customary slot after the U.S. Open. It welcomes one of its strongest fields in memory, with a $6.8 million purse on the line.
    Five of the top 15 players in the world are coming to TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut, just 10 minutes south of Hartford, along with six players who finished inside the top 10 in last week’s U.S. Open at E
  • Death Valley A Hot Tourist Attraction During Heat Wave

    DEATH VALLEY (CBSLA.com) — At the tail end of a week-long heat wave, with temperatures in triple digits in several cities across Southern California, tourists are flocking to…Death Valley.
    The thermometer outside Death Valley National Park’s Furnace Creek Visitor Center hit a scorching 131 degrees Wednesday, a sight immortalized on Instagram by tourists who braved the unrelenting heat.National Park spokeswoman Abby Wines told KNX1070 NEWSRADIO that ground temperatures are
  • 5 Useful Workshops & Courses In Los Angeles Aimed To Help Small Businesses

     Starting, owning and running a small business is a complex process that may seem daunting to entrepreneurial visionaries at any level. There are plenty of great educational resources in Los Angeles that offer small business owners all kinds of tips and information that will not only help you run your business more efficiently, but also help you maximize growth and profit potential. California’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and SCORE Los Angeles are two great organizations
  • Conserve Power: Statewide Flex Alert Again Wednesday

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) – A statewide Flex Alert will be in affect again Wednesday afternoon and evening as a heat wave continues to grip Southern California.
    The California Independent System Operator, which manages the statewide power grid, issued a Flex Alert for 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, the same period as Tuesday’s alert.
    A Flex Alert is issued when the electrical grid is “under stress,” generally from increased power usage due to hot weather.
    As part of the alert,

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