• Obama takes aim at firms that shift profits overseas to avoid taxes

    The Obama administration called out corporate America for its growing use of a tactic to avoid paying taxes and urged lawmakers to act quickly to put a halt to the maneuver.
  • Company Specializing In Panic Rooms Sees Steady Increase In Business Since 9/11

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — These days, personal safety is a regular dinner table conversation, and many are going to great lengths to ensure the safety of loved ones by installing panic rooms in their homes.
    “Before, my husband was the head of the family and he would be here and we would rely on him. Since his passing, it’s more on me, and I do feel the pressure,” said Monica Margolis, a single mother to two young children.
    Margolis says the safety of her kids is paramount
  • Shooting On Freeway Overpass In Burbank Brings Traffic To Standstill For Hours

    BURBANK (CBSLA.com) — A shooting on a freeway overpass in the Burbank area left a man injured and brought traffic to a standstill for hours.
    The car-to-car shooting unfolded around 7:45 p.m. Monday and prompted the California Highway Patrol to temporarily shut the Burbank Boulevard off-ramps in both directions of the 5 Freeway.The 30-year-old man was struck in the chest but managed to drive himself to another location, where he dialed 911.
    He was taken to a hospital with what appeared
  • Warm Homecoming For Local Young Musicians Who Performed In Super Bowl 50 Halftime

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Dozens of young musicians from the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles or YOLA, who got the chance of a lifetime to perform at Super Bowl 50, returned home to a warm welcome.
    A party was held at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown Los Angeles Monday to celebrate the kids’ accomplishment.
    Lizeth Martinez played the violin as her orchestra performed with Coldplay during the halftime show. Beyoncé and Bruno Mars later joined the performanc
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  • Shooting On Freeway Overpass In Burbank Brings Traffic To Standstill

    BURBANK (CBSLA.com) — A shooting on a freeway overpass in the Burbank area left a man injured and brought traffic to a standstill.
    The car-to-car shooting unfolded around 7:45 p.m. Monday and prompted the California Highway Patrol to temporarily shut the Burbank Boulevard off-ramps in both directions of the 5 Freeway.
    The man was struck in the chest but managed to drive himself to another location, where he dialed 911.
    He was taken to a hospital. His condition was not known.
    Footage s
  • What Happened To El Niño?

    ONTARIO (CBSLA.com) — El Niño conditions are causing massive snowstorms in the Northeast and flooding in the Midwest. But Southern Californians are basking in record-breaking temperatures in the upper 80s.
    What happened to El Niño that was supposed to ease the Golden State’s drought, which is entering its fifth year?
    So, where is El Niño? February is normally one of the wettest months of the year. Weather experts said a blocking ridge of
  • Dramatic Video Shows Roof Of Chevron Gas Station Collapsing In Torrance

    TORRANCE (CBSLA.com) — Authorities say one person was injured Monday when the roof of a gas station in Torrance collapsed in an incident that was caught on video.
    The roof collapse at the Chevron gas station on the 17400 block of Prairie Avenue just south of Artesia Boulevard was reported just before 4:20 p.m.
    Firefighters say there were two people doing maintenance work on the top of the awning when they noticed structural defects.
    At that point, the roof began to fail and one worker road
  • Love Week, Day 1: Online Dating

    Relationship expert outlines what to do and what not to do in online dating.
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  • UCLA Study: BMI Not Accurate Way To Measure Health

    LOS ANGELES (CBALA.com) — From an early age, Jeannette DePatie said she was told she was unhealthy simply because her body mass index or BMI said she was overweight.
    “It was very painful. It was very alarming. And I remember walking up to the doctor’s office feeling a sense of panic like oh this is a death sentence; my life is over,” DePatie said.
    Instead of focusing on her health, she said she went down a long road of crash-dieting. “It was really th
  • Mount Baldy Trails Closed Following Death Of Second Hiker In Less Than 1 Week

    MOUNT BALDY (CBSLA.com) — Officials have closed all trails in Mount Baldy indefinitely following the death of a second hiker in less than a week.
    A couple from Temple City fell and got stuck on an icy slope underneath a tree Saturday near the Ice House Canyon trail where conditions were icy.
    “It’s those shady areas that the ice freezes at nighttime that become the situation we saw last Saturday where people are sliding down the hillside,” said Nathan Judy with the U.S. Fo
  • Redick Leads Clippers To 98-92 OT Victory Over 76ers

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — J.J. Redick had 23 points, including the tying 3-pointer late in regulation, and Jamal Crawford also scored 23 points to lead the short-handed Los Angeles Clippers to a 98-92 overtime victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night.
    The Clippers overcame their largest deficit in a victory this season, coming back from 19 points down to win their 19th game in the last 23 overall and 12th in the last 14 on the road.
    Jerami Grant had 17 points to lead the 76ers, who we
  • George’s Big Finish Leads Pacers Past Lakers, 89-87

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s Paul George scored all seven of his second-half points in the final 71 seconds Monday night and Monta Ellis made two free throws with 20.6 seconds left to seal an 89-87 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.
    George finished with 21 points and nine rebounds. Myles Turner added 14 points and 13 rebounds on a night the Pacers (28-24) blew a 17-point second-half lead, then scored nine straight points for the win.
    Kobe Bryant scored 19 points in his final appea
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  • Crosby Scores In Seventh Straight Game As Penguins Top Ducks, 6-2

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby scored on a pair of breakaways to extend his goal streak to a career-best seven games and added two assists to help the Pittsburgh Penguins continue their surge with a 6-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night.
    Crosby beat John Gibson between the legs to give the Penguins a three-goal cushion in the second period and ripped one by Gibson’s glove early in the third while Pittsburgh emphatically ended Anaheim’s six-game winning streak.
    Chris K
  • Beyonce’s Super Bowl Show Draws Both Praise And Criticism

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) — A day after the Super Bowl, people are still parsing over each frame from Beyonce’s halftime performance, trying to glean the messages, both subtle and overt, that made for a stunning display of unapologetic blackness and political activism during one of the most-watched events of the year.
    The halftime show — seen by an estimated 112 million people — is drawing praise from her fans and consternation from critics. Several took to Twitter, incl
  • Super Bowl Gets 111.9 Million Viewers, Down From Last Year

    That makes Sunday’s game the third most-watched event in U.S. television history, the Nielsen company said Monday.
  • Instagram Now Makes It Easier To Switch Between Multiple Accounts

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Instagram is now allowing its users to switch between multiple accounts.
    The social media app announced Monday it’s now possible for users to add additional accounts to their profile and switch between them.
    Those who use multiple accounts will need to add the additional account to their profile settings.Then, to switch between accounts, users will be able to tap on their username.The account-switching feature will be available for iOS and Android devices, t
  • Zenefits, in a Shake-Up, Appoints New C.E.O., Replacing Parker Conrad

    Zenefits, a high-profile San Francisco start-up specializing in health insurance, replaces its co-founder and chief executive after questions about compliance.
  • Cam Newton Criticized For Being Sore Loser After His Team Lost In Super Bowl

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Carolina Panthers’ Cam Newton is getting a lot of criticism for walking out while in the middle of a media conference following his team’s loss to the Denver Broncos during Sunday’s Super Bowl 50.
    Football critics said the quarterback played a lousy game and followed it with a post-game interview session that was even worse.
    He responded to seven questions with short answers and then walked out while reporters were still asking him quest
  • Budweiser Didn’t Pay For Manning’s Post-Super Bowl Shout Out

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — No, Anheuser-Busch didn’t pay Peyton Manning to say he’d be drinking a lot of Budweiser after winning the Super Bowl.
    The company’s verified Twitter account said late Sunday, “We didn’t know the shout out was coming either, but we’re glad it did.”
    A-B marketing director Lisa Weser also tweeted, “Budweiser did not pay Peyton Manning to mention Budweiser tonight.”
    Then why use his precious seconds on the third-highest r
  • 1 Hurt When Roof Of Chevron Station Collapses In Torrance

    TORRANCE (CBSLA.com) — Authorities say one person was injured Monday when the roof of a gas station in Torrance collapsed.
    The roof collapse at the Chevron gas station on the 17400 block of Prairie just south of Artesia was reported just before 4:20 p.m.
    Firefighters say there were two people doing maintenance work on the top of the awning when they noticed structural defects.
    At that point, the roof began to fail and one worker road it down to the ground. One person sustained minor injuri
  • 1 Hurt When Roof Of Chevron Gas Station Collapses In Torrance

    TORRANCE (CBSLA.com) — Authorities say one person was injured Monday when the roof of a gas station in Torrance collapsed.
    The roof collapse at the Chevron gas station on the 17400 block of Prairie just south of Artesia was reported just before 4:20 p.m.
    Firefighters say there were two people doing maintenance work on the top of the awning when they noticed structural defects.
    At that point, the roof began to fail and one worker road it down to the ground. One person sustained minor injuri
  • Uber Driver Arrested On Suspicion Of Drunken Driving

    SIMI VALLEY (CBSLA.com) — An Uber driver was arrested in Simi Valley, accused of drunken driving.
    A Simi Valley police officer was on patrol Sunday evening when he spotted a car slowing down as it approached a green light, according to Cmdr. Robert Arabian of the Simi Valley Police Department’s traffic unit.
    After noticing the vehicle had no front license plate, the officer pulled the car over. The driver, Robert Wing, 46, of Simi Valley said he was working for Ub
  • Uber Driver Arrested On Suspicion Of Drunk Driving

    SIMI VALLEY (CBSLA.com) — An Uber driver was arrested in Simi Valley, accused of drunk driving.
    A Simi Valley police officer was on patrol Sunday evening when he spotted a car slowing down as it approached a green light, according to Cmdr. Robert Arabian of the Simi Valley Police Department’s traffic unit.
    After noticing the vehicle had no front license plate, the officer pulled the car over. The driver, Robert Wing, 46, of Simi Valley said he was working for Uber
  • Inmate Mistakenly Released From LA Jail Recaptured In Nevada

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says a murder suspect mistakenly released from jail last month has been captured in Nevada.
    The department says detectives learned Monday that Steven Lawrence Wright might be hiding in a Boulder City hotel and requested assistance from the FBI and local police departments.
    Wright was taken into custody without incident.
    Wright was awaiting trial in a gang killing when he was released from jail due to clerical errors.
    A Sh
  • Disneyland Parade Honors Peyton Manning For Broncos Super Bowl Win

    ANAHEIM (CBSLA.com) — Peyton Manning was at the Happiest Place On Earth Monday.
    The 39-year-old Denver Broncos quarterback was honored with a parade on Disneyland’s Main Street U.S.A. just one day after leading the Broncos to a 24-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50.
    With the victory, Manning became the first NFL quarterback with 200 career wins — 186 in the regular season and 14 in the postseason — and tops Brett Favre with 199 for the most victories b
  • SoCalGas Extends Deadline For Porter Ranch Residents To Move Back Into Homes

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Southern California Gas Co. has agreed to extend the amount of time relocated Porter Ranch-area residents will have to move back into their homes once a protracted natural gas leak in the area has been fixed, the company announced Monday.
    A previous agreement with the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office called for residents to move back within 48 hours, which residents and some city officials complained was not enough time. The new agreement gives residents u
  • Chipotle Closes For Lunch Nationwide For Food Safety Meeting

    SIMI VALLEY (CBSLA.com) — Chipotle will be off the table for the Monday lunch crowd, as the embattled Mexican food chain will close across the nation for a company-wide meeting on new food safety protocols.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill shut its doors between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. to discuss a new, “enhanced food safety program,” in the wake of an E. coli scare that sickened 60 people in 11 states.
    The CDC has declared the two E. Coli outbreaks to be over, but also said that investi
  • Can Spirituality Improve Your Health?

    This article is sponsored by Dignity Health
    If someone offered you an inexhaustible resource, able to reduce depression, improve coping skills, provide comfort and boost the immune system, you would probably access it with gusto, with no questions asked. What if you were told that resource already existed within you? Would you be skeptical?
    Spirituality may be imagined as an ever-replenishing reservoir, accessed at will through prayer or meditation, or by being kind to others. For some, spiritua
  • Bey and Jay Still Crazy in Love?

    By Amanda Wicks
    What do you give your wife before she blows the Super Bowl 50 halftime show out of the water? 10,000 roses might be a start.
    Related: Coldplay Share the Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show Stage with Beyonce and Bruno Mars
    Jay Z is rumored to have sent Beyoncé 10,000 roses before she took the stage with Coldplay and Bruno Mars on Sunday, February 7, to perform her new single “Formation” (via US Weekly). 
    It’s been nearly 15 years since th
  • Former LA Lakers Champion Derek Fisher Fired From Knicks Coaching Job

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) — Former Los Angeles Lakers guard Derek Fisher was fired as the New York Knicks head coach Monday.
    Fisher lead his team to a 23-31 record this season, and the Knicks had lost their last nine out their last ten games.
    He’ll be replaced by another former Los Angeles Lakers great Kurt Rambis, who was named interim head coach of the New York Knicks.
    Fisher thanked Phil Jackson, James Dolan, and also his players and staff.
    “Obviously, I’m disapp

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