• Woman In Wheelchair Rescued From Raging El Sereno Fire — But By Who?

    EL SERENO (CBSLA) —   A woman in a wheelchair emerged from a fast-moving fire in El Sereno Saturday and firefighters aren’t sure exactly how she got out.
    The fire was reported on the 4500 block of Lowell Avenue this evening.
    KCAL9’s Cristy Fajardo reported from the scene.
    The area where the woman was rescued from was not easily accessible either.
    “I got a call Alfred your house is on fire,”  Alfred Medina said, “I said, man I was just there ten minut
  • Oilers Hold Off Kings For 4-3 Win

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ryan Strome’s empty-net goal at 19:01 and a successful coach’s challenge with less than 10 seconds left gave the Edmonton Oilers a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night.
    Dustin Brown tipped in Drew Doughty’s shot to cut it to 4-3 with 18 seconds remaining, and the Kings appeared to tie it on another goal by Brown with 9.9 seconds to go. The play was initially ruled no goal on the ice and changed after a video review, but the Oilers ch
  • Caldwell-Pope’s Season High 34 Points Leads Lakers Over Kings, 113-108

    SACRAMENTO (AP)  — Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 17 of his season-high 34 points in the third quarter and the Los Angeles Lakers snapped a three-game road losing streak with a 113-108 win Saturday night against the Sacramento Kings.
    Caldwell-Pope hit eight 3-pointers and the Lakers had 17 overall. Isaiah Thomas added 17 points off the bench in his fifth game since Los Angeles acquired him in a trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
    Buddy Hield and Bogdan Bogdanovic each had 21 points t
  • Report: Hate Groups Increase In California

    DANA POINT (CBSLA) — It’s being called Southern California’s newest hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
    The group is called Rise Above Movement, or RAM, and is based in Huntington Beach.
    Southern Poverty Law Center released a report this week that counted 954 hate groups across the United States — with 75 in California. And more than half, 38, are in the southern part of the Golden State.
    Dr. Peter Simi is an associate professor of sociology at Chapma
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  • Antii Raanta Makes 26 saves, Coyotes Beat Ducks 2-0

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Antti Raanta made 26 saves for his second shutout in three games and the Arizona Coyotes held off the Anaheim Ducks 2-0 on Saturday night.
    Max Domi’s empty-net goal sealed the win long after Jason Demers gave the Coyotes the lead less than six minutes into the game.
    Arizona won for the sixth time in eight games and ended the Ducks’ four-game winning streak. The Coyotes had won four straight before falling to Calgary at home Thursday night.
    The Coyotes sco
  • List Of Oscars-Related Street Closures Announced

    HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA)  —  The Oscars aren’t happening until March 4 but residents in the area of the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood know street closures are in full force.
    In fact, closures began on Feb. 11. How’s that for preparing in advance?
    Almost half the closures begin Sunday, Feb. 25. New streets are added every day until the awards are held.
    For the complete list of street closures, click here.
  • Democratic Memo Penned By Calif. Congressman Shiff Released

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Democratic memo released Saturday — a counter to the one earlier released by GOP Rep. Devin Nunes — had President Trump tweeting up a storm.
    Burbank Congressman Adam Schiff spearheaded the democratic response.
    His memo attempts to refute the major GOP talking points that alleged the FBI was on a witch hunt while trying to obtain a surveillance warrant against Trump adviser Carter Page.
    “The real takeaway is the FBI acted appropriately that the Ru
  • Gun Debate: Companies Take Aim At NRA As Members Fire Back

    GLENDALE (CBSLA) — Hertz, Avis, Alamo and Enterprise along with Delta, United and many other corporations are taking aim at the NRA.
    But as CBSLA’s Greg Mills reports, many NRA members are shooting back.
    “They’re attacking a messenger who believes in freedom,” said Jeff Bregman, an NRA member, gun lover, gunsmith and Glendale gun store owner.
    Following the murders of 17 high school students in Florida last week, gun laws are being questioned and the NRA ta
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  • USC Easily Handles Utah For 4th Straight Win; Bolsters Case For Tourney

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Chimezie Metu, despite being listed in documents produced by the FBI investigation into college basketball corruption, found a respite on the court and shut out the noise.
    “When I’m on the court, nothing else matters. I was just out there playing. I wasn’t paying attention to anything anybody else was saying,” said Metu, who scored 14 points to lead Southern California to a 74-58 win over Utah on Saturday.
    Metu acknowledged extra conversations
  • Democratic Memo Penned By Calif. Congressman Released

    It is intended to serve as a rebuttal to the GOP's Nunez memo, which describes how the Justice Department and FBI acquired and executed surveillance warrants for former Trump campaign aide Carter Page.
  • ‘Notting Hill’ Actress Emma Chambers Dies At 53

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – English actress Emma Chambers has passed away at the age of 53.
    Chambers, star of 1999’s “Notting Hill” and the long-running BBC series “The Vicar of Dibley,” died on Wednesday, according to Entertainment Tonight.
    Her agent, John Grant, told Deadline she passed away from “natural causes.”
    Hugh Grant, star of “Notting Hill,” took to Twitter to mourn her loss.
    “Emma Chambers was a hilarious and very warm person
  • Democratic Intelligence Memo Released

    It is intended to serve as a counter to the GOP memo, which describes how the Justice Department and FBI acquired and executed surveillance warrants for former Trump campaign aide Carter Page.
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  • Camp Pendleton Sailor Dies After Being Hit By Chopper Blade

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A sailor has died after he was struck by a helicopter blade at the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base, north of San Diego.
    The Marine Corps says the sailor was hit by the spinning tail rotor of a Venom helicopter Wednesday evening and died at a hospital shortly before 6 a.m. Saturday.
    The helicopter was on the ground at the time.
    The sailor was assigned to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing.
    The sailor’s name and other details of the accident haven’t been released.
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  • Why People Love to Jump Off Cliffs

    High-risk sports enthusiasts say that the thrills are worth the danger.
  • Hundreds Still Homeless After Pico Rivera Apartment Blaze

    PICO RIVERA (CBSLA) – Hundreds of residents of a Pico Rivera apartment complex that was damaged in a raging three-alarm fire likely sparked by plumbing work are still out of a home Saturday amid cold weather.
    Officials said Friday the displaced won’t be able to return home for at least a few days and the wait will be even longer for those who lived in the most heavily damaged of the facility’s four buildings.
    The blaze, which started at 3:35 p.m. Thursday at the Corsica Apartme
  • Delta, United Cut Ties With NRA

    NEW YORK (AP) — Delta and United Airlines are cutting ties with the National Rifle Association, the latest in major companies to do so following the deadly shooting at a Florida high school earlier this month.
    Both Delta and United said Saturday they will no longer offer discounted fares to NRA members to attend their annual meetings, and both have asked the gun rights group to remove any references to their companies from the NRA website.
    A growing number of large companies have announced
  • Shootout Outside Whittier Bar Leaves Man Dead, 2 Hurt

    WHITTIER (CBSLA) – A man with gunshot wounds died after crashing his car while trying to flee following a dispute outside a Whittier bar overnight Friday that ended in an exchange of gunfire that also wounded two others, including a security guard.
    The shooting was reported just before 1 a.m. Saturday outside the Sportsman’s Lounge in the 13900 block of Imperial Highway, in the community of La Miranda.
    According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the incident began
  • 2-Alarm Blaze Rips Through Commercial Building In Commerce

    COMMERCE (CBSLA) – A two-alarm fire caused extensive damage to a commercial building in Commerce Saturday morning.
    The blaze broke out around 3:15 a.m. in the area of Peachtree Street and Boxford Avenue.
    Los Angeles County firefighters knocked down the fire by 4:50 a.m. and kept it from spreading to any surrounding buildings. There were no injuries, the fire department said.
    Crews remained on scene for several hours conducting overhauling operations.
    There was no word on a cause. A financi
  • Tech Envisions the Ultimate Start-Up: An Entire City

    Silicon Valley wants to save cities. What could go wrong?
  • Fraternity Trashes Airbnb Home In Westminster

    WESTMINSTER (CBSLA) — A local man thought he was renting his house to tourists, instead he says local fraternity brothers showed up, hazed the pledges and trashed his home.
    When Thaun Nguyen rented his Westminster home on Airbnb for the first time last month, he says he made it clear that security cameras were recording in the front of the house, the living room and the garage.
    The weekend of Jan. 26 he says he thought he was renting to a family.
    A man who claimed to be from El Monte
  • After Florida Massacre, Threat Reports At Local Schools Soar

    CHINO HILLS (CBSLA)   —  After the massacre in Florida that left 17 people dead, threats against schools in the Southland have soared.
    Authorities are taking the threats seriously and a flurry of arrests have been made.
    KCAL9’s Tina Patel reports from Chino Hills where parents were surprised to learn such a threat was made at Oak Ridge Elementary School by a 12-year-old student.
    That student is under arrest, she reported.
    “It’s an elementary school student.
  • Real Estate Developer Accused Of Pay-To-Play Scheme

    HARBOR GATEWAY (CBSLA) — A real estate developer — whose $72 million apartment complex in the Harbor Gateway area was approved three years ago by the Los Angeles City Council — was charged Friday, along with his secretary, with using straw donors to funnel tens of thousands of dollars to the campaigns of more than a half-dozen local politicians.
    Samuel Leung, 67, and Sofia David, 58, are charged with one felony count each of conspiracy to commit campaign money laundering, and h
  • Randle Stars, Ball Returns In Lakers’ 124-102 Victory Over Mavericks

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Julius Randle had 18 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists and rookie Lonzo Ball made a triumphant return to the lineup as the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Dallas Mavericks 124-102 on Friday night.
    Ball, who was sidelined for 15 games with a knee injury, had nine points, seven rebounds and six assists in 17 minutes. Isaiah Thomas had 17 points and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Brandon Ingram scored 15 apiece to help Los Angeles stop a three-game slide.
    It was Randle’s s
  • Clippers Eclipse Fading Suns, 129-117

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers made quick work of the Phoenix Suns, very quick.
    Five minutes into the game, the Clippers led 19-0 and the staggering Suns never recovered.
    Super-sub Lou Williams had 35 points in 33 minutes — including a 23-point second quarter — and the Clippers and handed the Suns their eighth loss in a row, 128-117 on Friday night.
    Tobias Harris added 30 points and 12 rebounds for the Clippers. They have won eight of 11.
    Los Angeles shot 63 percent in
  • 3 Local Kids Pen A Letter To President Carter — And He Writes Back

    HAWAIIAN GARDENS (CBSLA)   — Three middle class students in Hawaiian Gardens are working on a documentary about the Iran Hostage Crisis and the Middle East.
    The seventh graders at Fedde Academy had some questions for former President Jimmy Carter. What to do? They checked resource books and finally figured, why not just write him a letter?
    They did. To their surprise, Jo Kwon reports, he wrote back.
    The documentary is for the upcoming LA County History Day Competition.
    Their hist
  • Trump Attacks Ailing Senator McCain At C-PAC Meeting

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump renewed his criticism of John McCain for the senator’s dramatic thumbs-down deciding vote last year against the GOP health care repeal.
    Without using McCain’s name, Trump spoke of his move in December that effectively defeated the overhaul in a close vote.
    The president told the Conservative Political Action Conference (C-PAC) that “except for one Senator, who came into a room at three o’clock in the morning and went like tha
  • Medal Haul Well Short Of USOC Projections

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — It was a sweeping goal, spelled out on a colorful, full-screen slide and presented to leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee in a meeting last year.
    Sports executives in America targeted athletes on Team USA to win 37 medals at the Pyeongchang Games.
    Heading into the final 48 hours of action, the United States had 21. Even if things were to go well over the handful of remaining events, the team will fall more than 10 medals short of the goal.
    The information
  • Mother And Sons Arrested In Assault Of Student

    LA HABRA (CBSLA) — A mother and her two sons are accused of running over a 12-year-old and then beating him up.
    As CBSLA’s Michele Gile reports, people who know the players in the attack say that what happened two days ago was payback.
    It went down not far from Washington Middle School near the intersection of La Habra Boulevard and Harbor Boulevard in La Habra.
    The La Habra mother intentionally ran down the boy in her SUV and drove off, according to police. But before Norm
  • Mother And Sons Arrested For Assaulting Student

    LA HABRA (CBSLA) — A mother and her two sons are accused of running over a 12-year-old and then beating him up.
    As CBSLA’s Michele Gile reports, people who know the players in the attack say that what happened two days ago was payback.
    It went down not far from Washington Middle School near the intersection of La Habra Boulevard and Harbor Boulevard in La Habra.
    The La Habra mother intentionally ran down the boy in her SUV and drove off, according to police. But before Norm
  • Nanette Fabray, TV Star Of The 50s-70s, Dies At 97

    PALOS VERDES (CBSLA)  —   Sitcom, game show and talk show staple Nanette Fabray has died.
    Her family said Fabray died yesterday. They were at her bedside when she passed peacefully in Palos Verdes, California from natural causes.
    Fabray was a comedienne,  actress, singer, dancer and humanitarian.
    Born Ruby Nanette Bernadette Theresa Fabares in San Diego, her career spanned eight decades, from her start in Vaudeville at the age of 3, to musical theater in New York, to televis
  • Turpin Parents Facing More Charges In Case Of Abused Children

    RIVERSIDE (CNN) — David Turpin and Louise Turpin, the California couple accused of holding their 13 children captive and torturing all but one, are facing additional charges, a prosecution spokesman said Friday.
    Riverside County District Attorney spokesman John Hall told reporters after a brief court hearing that each Turpin is facing three additional counts of child abuse. An additional felony assault charge has been lodged against Louise Turpin.
    “Further investigatio
  • LA Metro Breaks Ground On Section 2 Of Purple Line Extension

    CENTURY CITY (CBSLA) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and other officials broke ground today on a 2.6-mile second section of the Metro Purple Line Extension Project, which will bring subway service to downtown Beverly Hills and Century City.
    “Today’s groundbreaking is a clear indication that this project to link downtown L.A. to our region’s second-largest job center is on time and on budget,” said Garcetti, who also serves as the Metro Board chair. “Angeleno
  • Florida Governor Proposes New Gun Laws Following Deadly Shooting

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s governor announced plans Friday to put more armed guards in schools and to make it harder for young adults and some with mental illness to buy guns, responding to days of intense lobbying from survivors of last week’s shooting at a Florida high school.
    Gov. Rick Scott unveiled his school safety proposals as teachers returned for the first time to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School since the shooting nine days ago that killed 17 people.
    The s
  • 7 Reported Injured In Cypress Park Accident

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Seven people were reported injured following an accident in Cypress Park Friday afternoon, according to the L.A. City Fire Department.
    The two-car crash happened at around 2:40 p.m. in the 2900 block of Division Street.
    According to L.A. City Fire, two pedestrians were injured in the accident.
    The cause of the accident as well as the condition of the patients are unknown at this time.
    This is a developing news report. More information will be provided as it becomes av
  • Former NFL Lineman Jonathan Martin Hospitalized After Social Media Threat Shuts Down Harvard-Westlake

    STUDIO CITY (CBSLA/AP) – Former Miami Dolphins player Jonathan Martin was taken into Los Angeles police custody after a threatening Instagram post that spoke of revenge for bullying, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.
    Martin was being questioned by investigators after a post on his Instagram account showed a shotgun and referred to the private Harvard-Westlake prep school in Los Angeles by name, the official said.
    It was not immediately clear whether Martin, 28, posted t
  • Former NFL Lineman Jonathan Martin Detained After Social Media Threat Shuts Down Harvard-Westlake

    STUDIO CITY (CBSLA/AP) – Former Miami Dolphins player Jonathan Martin was taken into Los Angeles police custody after a threatening Instagram post that spoke of revenge for bullying, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.
    Martin was being questioned by investigators after a post on his Instagram account showed a shotgun and referred to the private Harvard-Westlake prep school in Los Angeles by name, the official said.It was not immediately clear whether Martin, 28, posted th
  • Keidel: Who Does Deontay Wilder Need To Fight?

    By Jason Keidel
    You may hear a boxing wakeup call when Deontay Wilder fights Luis Ortiz next weekend at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
    Boxing has been kept afloat by the stable of wildly gifted fighters at lighter weights, anywhere from lightweight to middleweight, where the sport is still quite fertile. For all the headaches he brought, Floyd Mayweather Jr was vital to boxing, as was Manny Pacquiao, Shane Mosley, Miguel Cotto, and others who have passed the baton to Canelo Alvarez, Terence Crawfo
  • Woman Attacked, Stabbed In Santa Monica Apartment Invasion

    SANTA MONICA (CBSLA) – Authorities are searching for a man who forced his way into a Santa Monica apartment early Friday morning and a stabbed a woman who was asleep inside.
    According to Santa Monica police, the break-in occurred at 3:30 a.m. in the 1700 block of 5th Street.
    A surveillance photo of the suspect. (Santa Monica Police Department)
    The woman told officers, the suspect, broke into the apartment, woke up the woman and demanded cash. He then grabbed a knife from the kitchen and st
  • High School Students Claim Square Root Symbol Looks Like A Gun, Sparks Police Investigation

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A student at Oberlin High School in Louisiana was investigated and his home was searched after he allegedly made comments interpreted as possible terrorist threats when comparing the square root math symbol to a gun.
    According to local news station KATC, an investigation by the Allen Parish Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday revealed the incident began when one student drew the square root symbol while completing a math problem in class.
    Another student then then
  • High School Students Claim Square Root Symbol Looks Like A Gun

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A high school student in Louisiana was investigated and his home was searched after he allegedly made comments interpreted as possible terrorist threats that compared the square root math symbol to a gun.
    According to local news station KATC, an investigation Tuesday by the Allen Parish Sheriff’s Office revealed the incident began when a Oberlin High School student drew the square root symbol while completing a math problem in class.
    Another student then ma
  • Russian Olympian In ‘I Don’t Do Doping’ Shirt Busted For Doping

    CBS Local — A second Russian athlete has tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs at the 2018 Winter Olympics. Nadezhda Sergeeva — who has ironically been wearing a shirt reading “I don’t do doping” — has become the latest distraction for Russia after the country’s flag was banned from the Olympics for cheating.
    The female bobsledder reportedly tested negative for drugs on Feb. 13, however, her Feb. 18 sample came back positive for a ban
  • Yucca Valley Student Arrested For Shooting Threats; Guns Found

    YUCCA VALLEY (CBSLA) – Two guns were found at the home of a high school student in the east San Bernardino County community of Yucca Valley who is accused of making shooting threats against his school.
    The 16-year-old boy was arrested Thursday afternoon after San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies received reports that he had threated a shooting at Yucca Valley High School.
    One of two guns that were found at the suspect’s home. (San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Departmen
  • Hero Dog Shot By Burglars While Protecting Teen, Reports Say

    CBS Local — A heroic German shepherd in Washington state is fighting for his life after protecting his 16-year-old owner from two violent burglars.
    According to KIRO7, the two suspects broke into the teen’s Des Moines home on Feb. 21 while only he and his dog Rex were home. As the boy went to hide in a bedroom closet, Rex reportedly charged downstairs to confront the thieves.
    “Rex’s instinct to protect his home and his best friend, took him downstairs and he attacked
  • College Basketball Games of the Week: Kansas, Texas Tech Clash At Top Of Big 12

    By Steve Silverman
    Saturday, Feb. 24
    Credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images
    No. 8 Kansas (22-6, 11-4) at No. 6 Texas Tech (22-6, 10-5), 4:15 p.m. ET, ESPN
    This has not been one of those seasons where the Jayhawks have been among the top three teams in the nation and a likely favorite to win the national championship or at least make the Final Four. However, with March Madness right around the corner, the Jayhawks are in first place in the Big 12 and they are playing their best basketball of the seaso
  • Suspect At Large In Costa Mesa Stabbing Death

    COSTA MESA (CBSLA) – A manhunt is underway for a suspect wanted in a murder that occurred last week in Costa Mesa.
    Costa Mesa police reported Wednesday that investigators are searching for 22-year-old Jasper Bear Belknap, who is sought in connection with a fatal stabbing that occurred on the morning of Feb. 12. As of Friday, he still remains on the loose.
    The exact details of the killing and the identity of the victim were not immediately confirmed. The knife used in the stabbing has not b
  • Woman Found Dead In Sylmar Park

    SYLMAR (CBSLA) – Authorities are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in a Sylmar park Friday morning.
    According to Los Angeles police, the woman’s body was discovered at 6:15 a.m. at Carey Ranch Park, which is located at Laurel Canyon Boulevard and Crestknoll Drive.
    The victim was described as a Hispanic woman in her 20s, police said. Her name was not released.
    There was no immediate word on a cause of death.
  • Hate Your Driver’s License Photo? California May Let You Pick Your Best Pic

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — If you hate your driver’s license photo – and who doesn’t? – one Southern California lawmaker wants to give you a reason to smile.
    A new bill working its way through Sacramento would allow drivers take multiple photos and then choose which one to use on their license – for a fee, of course.
    Senate Bill 1407doesn’t specify how much the proposed service would cost, but an additional fee would be assessed for each additional photo take
  • Report: Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma Took $9,500 From NBA Agent While Still At Utah

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma allegedly received at least $9,500 from an NBA agent while he was still playing college ball at Utah, according to a report Friday.
    Documents and bank records cited by Yahoo Sports showed Kuzma and several other current NBA players were given cash advances and had entertainment and travel expenses paid by former NBA agent Andy Miller, former associate Christian Dawkins, and the ASM Sports agency.
    Kuzma, whose mother has reportedly
  • Lead And Arsenic Found In E-Cigarette Vapors, Study Finds

    CBS Local — A new study is raising concerns about e-cigarettes after several toxic metals were found in the vapors users inhale.
    According to a Feb. 21 report in Environmental Health Perspectives, a large number of devices were producing “unsafe levels of lead, chromium, manganese and/or nickel.” Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health studied the e-cigarettes of 56 individuals and nearly half of them produced aerosol samples cont
  • Social Media Threat Closes Studio City School

    STUDIO CITY (CBSLA) – The Harvard-Westlake School’s Studio City campus was closed Friday after police said a former student posted a threat on social media.
    The closure of the private high school was announced in message sent out to parents on the school’s emergency notification system Friday morning, in what officials termed a “security threat.”
    Los Angeles police told CBS2 it was due to a former student, now an adult, who made threats in an Instagram post Thursday

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