• 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.
  • Obama’s First Stop After Leaving Office? Palm Springs

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — President Barack Obama and his family will fly to Palm Springs for a vacation just after Donald Trump is sworn in as president on Friday.
    White House spokesman Josh Earnest says Obama will be joined by first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia for the traditional departure of the ex-president from Washington.
    They’ll use the presidential airplane, but it won’t be referred to as Air Force One because that designation only applies when
  • 23 Years Later, Costs For Another Devastating Northridge-Style Quake Skyrocket

    NORTHRIDGE (CBSLA.com) — Twenty-three years after the Northridge quake, authorities say residential damage in the area could be as high as $79 million if a similar quake were to occur.
    The magnitude-6.7 shaker that caused widespread damage to freeways, office buildings and homes struck on Jan. 17, 1994, and caused more than $40 billion in damage – making it the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history at that time.
    The quake – which killed 57 people and injured thousands more
  • SpaceX Rocket Arrives In San Pedro After Successful Mission

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) — A 160-foot-tall SpaceX rocket booster arrived at the Port of Los Angeles early Tuesday morning, three days after it was launched into space from Vandenberg Air Force Base and successfully steered onto a barge in the Pacific.
    The successful mission sent 10 telecommunications satellites into space and marked SpaceX’s first mission since a fireball engulfed a similar rocket on a Florida launch pad last year.
    About nine minutes after
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  • Chargers Introduce Anthony Lynn As Head Coach

    CARSON (CBSLA.com) — Four days after hiring Anthony Lynn as the head coach of the Los Angeles Chargers, the team made it official Tuesday.
    Lynn, 48, will take over for Mike McCoy, who was fired Jan. 1 less than two hours after the Chargers concluded a 5-11 season with a 37-27 loss to Kansas City.
    Speaking at the team’s temporary new home at the StubHub Center, Lynn called the job a “dream come true.”“This is really a dream come true,” Lynn said. “I want
  • Attempted Robber Fatally Shoots Gas Station Clerk In Los Feliz

    LOS FELIZ (CBSLA.com) — Homicide detectives searched for a suspect Tuesday who fatally shot a gas station clerk in Los Feliz.
    The shooting was reported just before 5:30 a.m. at a Chevron station located in the 2100 block of Vermont Avenue, according to police.
    Upon their arrival, authorities located the clerk suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.
    Paramedics transported the victim to a hospital where he later died. His identity is being withheld pending family notification.
    A preliminary
  • Jack in the Box Music Minute: CHERUB

    This week's Jack in the Box Music Minute is the band Cherub to perform "Very Rare."
  • Keidel: Aaron Rodgers Has No Peers

    By Jason Keidel
    We adore sports for so many reasons. Beyond the athletic splendor is the finality of the final score. We are forever tethered to numbers, the unequivocal superiority of them, the physical and symbolic meaning of scoring more points than the opponent.
    So when we gauge a player, we use digits to determine his dominance. But that isn’t the only way to measure a man, or a football player.
    Thus, you need not be a mathematician to know that Aaron Rodgers is simply different.
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  • On Climate Change, Even States in Forefront Are Falling Short

    States like California and New York have been leaders in curbing carbon emissions from energy. But to achieve their goals, both may need to embrace nuclear power.
  • Chargers To Introduce Anthony Lynn As Head Coach

    CARSON (CBSLA.com) — Four days after hiring Anthony Lynn as the head coach of the Los Angeles Chargers, the team is set to make it official.
    Lynn, 48, will take over for Mike McCoy, who was fired Jan. 1 less than two hours after the Chargers concluded a 5-11 season with a 37-27 loss to Kansas City.
    “This is really a dream come true,” Lynn said. “I want all of our fans to know that we’re going to start by putting together a great staff and we’re going to put to
  • Man Wanted For Fatally Shooting Ex-Girlfriend In Bellflower Apartment

    BELLFLOWER (CBSLA.com) — Homicide detectives sought the public’s help Tuesday to locate a 27-year-old man who is accused of fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend in Bellflower.
    According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Antowan Parker allegedly opened fire inside of an apartment located in the 16200 block of Cornuta Avenue.
    Gunfire struck his ex-girlfriend’s torso at least once. Her identity is being withheld pending family notification.
    Parker fled from the s
  • Man Accused Of Extorting Sexually Explicit Photos From Justin Bieber Fan

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of posing as Justin Bieber in order to extort sexually explicit images from a young girl, authorities announced Tuesday.
    According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Bryan Asrary was taken into custody on Dec. 18, 2016, by Massachusetts State Police at his home just outside Boston.
    Asrary was booked for child pornography, which was discovered on his cell phone and computer during a search warrant.
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  • Armed Suspect Fatally Shoots Gas Station Clerk In Los Feliz

    LOS FELIZ (CBSLA.com) — Homicide detectives Tuesday investigated the shooting death of a gas station clerk in Los Feliz.
    The shooting was reported just before 5:30 a.m. at a Chevron station located in the 2100 block of Vermont Avenue, according to police.
    Upon their arrival, authorities located the clerk suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.
    Paramedics transported the victim to a hospital where he later died. His identity is being withheld pending family notification.
    A preliminary inves
  • ‘Kill List’ Investigation Continues At Riverside Elementary School

    RIVERSIDE (CBSLA.com) — Parents remained angry and alarmed Tuesday in response to an alleged kill list that was written by a fifth grade student at an elementary school in Riverside.
    On Thursday, a fifth grader showed a list of student names, labeled “kill list,” to a number of students at Lake Matthews Elementary School, according to the Riverside Unified School District.
    The student was subsequently suspended, and is due to return to campus on Wednesday.
    CBS2’s Jasmine
  • USC’s Adoree Jackson Announces Plan To Enter NFL Draft

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California cornerback Adoree Jackson has decided to skip his senior season and enter the NFL draft.
    He made the announcement Monday.
    Jackson excelled as a cornerback, a kick returner and an occasional receiver and ball carrier for the Trojans during his three-year career. He also is an elite long jumper who attempted to qualify for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
    A three-year starter at cornerback, Jackson won the Jim Thorpe Award last season as the nation’s
  • LADWP Commissioners To Vote On ‘Customer Bill Of Rights’

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s Board of Commissioners will vote Tuesday on a “customer bill of rights,” which aims to improve service for utility customers.
    The bill includes assurances that call wait times will not exceed three minutes on average, bills that exceed three times the average historic use for the same billing period will automatically be reviewed before being sent out, and requests to start a new residential account
  • 4 Children Rescued From House Fire In South LA

    SOUTH LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Four young children remained hospitalized Tuesday for treatment of critical injuries sustained in a house fire, which erupted in a Vermont Knolls neighborhood.
    The fire was reported just before 11 p.m. Monday at a residential bungalow located in the 800 block of West Manchester Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
    Upon their arrival, firefighters located heavy flames showing from the front portion of the one-story home, which was largely sec
  • California Today: A Chronicler of the State, in His Own Words

    Tuesday: The prose of California’s premier historian, officials turn to batteries for energy needs, and a reader photo from the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
  • Pedestrian Killed On NB 405 Freeway In Lawndale

    LAWNDALE (CBSLA.com) — A pedestrian was killed Tuesday on the 405 Freeway in Lawndale.
    According to California Highway Patrol officers, the incident was reported shortly after 2:30 a.m. near Hawthorne Boulevard.
    Paramedics pronounced the victim dead at the scene. Their identity is being withheld pending family notification.
    CBS2’s Mark Dunn reported the victim was struck by a moving vehicle on the freeway.
    At this time, it remains unclear why the victim was on the freeway.
    Officials
  • In Warriors’ Rout of Cavaliers, a Big Dose of Catharsis

    Monday’s 126-91 victory by the Warriors provided a psychological lift after last season’s loss in the finals.
  • Best Stores In Baltimore For Second-hand Baby Gear

    By Joel Furches
    Babies grow so quickly, any clothes or gear you buy for them now will probably be obsolete in a few months. This being the case, why spend a lot of money on baby items, when you can get gently used products for a fraction of the price? There are a number of locations in Baltimore where you can sell your old baby stuff and purchase second-hand items for your tot, saving yourself some extra cash for diapers. Quality second-hand locations can be hard to come by, but here are a few t
  • Dangerous Hiker Rescue On Mt. Baldy Caught On Camera

    Mt. Baldy (CBSLA.com) — A San Bernardino County Fire Department helicopter swooped in and rescued an injured hiker on Mt. Baldy Monday afternoon. The dangerous rescue was caught on camera.
    The woman had slipped 50 feet down the Devil’s Backbone Trail and ended up on a steep side of a snowy mountain.
    During her fall, she managed to stab her ice axe into the snow and hung on to it for dear life.
    Captain Paramedic Eric Spies captured the rescue on a camera strapped to his chest.
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  • Group Tries To Ground Law-Enforcement Drones Before They Take Off

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com)  — Personal drones have become more popular in the last few years, so it’s not unusual to see one the air. But seeing one operated by an Los Angeles County Deputy is new.
    The Stop LAPD Spying Coalition says it’s scary.
    “People have no trust in the police department and to entrust with this kind of technology with the capacity to surveil, to kill, to trace and track people, it doesn’t sit very well with folks,” Hamid Khan, of Stop L
  • 2 Pasadena Teens Recount When Neighbor Breaking Into Their House

    PASADENA (CBSLA.com) — Neighbors usually help neighbors and watch out for each other. But for one Pasadena family, their neighbor preyed on them.
    Sujeit Mendez, 17, was home alone with her 13-year-old brother, Abelardo, doing homework Saturday afternoon when their neighbor broke a glass window and force his way into their house on North Raymond Avenue.
    “I see the neighbor walk by. He had blood in his hands,” Abelardo said.
    Sujeit said she heard glass shatter
  • 2 Pasadena Teens Recount Terrifying Ordeal Of Neighbor Breaking Into Their House

    PASADENA (CBSLA.com) — Neighbors usually help neighbors and watch out for each other. But for one Pasadena family, their neighbor did the opposite.
    Sujeit Mendez, 17, was home alone with her 13-year-old brother, Abelardo, doing homework Saturday afternoon when their neighbor broke a glass window and force his way into their house on North Raymond Avenue.
    “I see the neighbor walk by. He had blood in his hands,” Abelardo said.
    Sujeit said she heard glass shatt
  • 3 Children Hurt In Apartment Blaze In South LA

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) – At least three children were injured in a fire at an apartment complex in South Los Angeles Monday night.
    The blaze broke out before 10:51 p.m. at a two-story complex in the 900 block of Manchester Avenue. Los Angeles Fire Department crews reportedly arrived to find two children trapped inside the building. They were immediately rescued, LAFD said.
    Three children were taken to Harbor UCLA Medical Center with unknown injuries. It was not immediately clear if a
  • Clippers Trounce Thunder, Extend Win Streak To 7

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — J.J. Redick scored 20 points, DeAndre Jordan had 19 points and 15 rebounds, and the streaking Los Angeles Clippers overcame Chris Paul’s injury to defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder 120-98 on Monday night.
    The banged-up Clippers tied a franchise record for their best start to a calendar year at 7-0. The team began 1974 with the same mark when the club was located in Buffalo.
    Los Angeles owns the NBA’s longest active winning streak despite being without injured
  • Local Woman Lives To Tell About Gunfire Horror At Mexico Resort

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — It was supposed to be a fun birthday vacation for a local woman with her boyfriend.
    A trip to the popular tourist spot Playa del Carmen, Mexico for an international electronic music festival.
    Instead, a nightmare came true.
    Music blared over the gunshots and people panicked. Dramatic video inside the Blue Parrot night club shows partiers ducking and running to get out early Monday morning.
    Bria Didszun, of Hollywood, was inside.
    “Eveybody’s running out
  • Man Dies In Hawthorne Shooting

    HAWTHORNE (CBSLA.com) – A man was shot and killed in Hawthorne Monday evening, prompting a homicide investigation.
    The shooting was reported at 6:42 p.m. in the area of Imperial Highway and Grevillea Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
    The victim was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His name was not disclosed. No suspect information was released.
    LASD Homicide Bureau detectives were assisting Hawthorne police in the shooting death inves
  • Man, Woman Found Dead In Sylmar Home After Standoff

    SYLMAR (CBSLA.com) – A man and woman were found dead inside a Sylmar home Monday evening after a police standoff that lasted several hours.
    Just before 5 p.m. Los Angeles police responded to reports of shots fired at a home in the 13000 block of Gavina Avenue. Surrounding roads were closed off and nearby homes were evacuated, police said. LAPD SWAT was also called in.
    Sometime before 9:20 p.m., officers entered the home and found the bodies of a man and woman. Police said they were no

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