• 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.
  • Rams Team Grades: Los Angeles Doomed By Slow Start In New England Loss

    By Sam McPherson
    The last time the Rams NFL franchise could be called a winning organization was in 2003, and it will remain that way until at least 2017. The New England Patriots handed the Los Angeles Rams a 26-10 loss on Sunday, so the best the Rams can finish the 2016 regular season now is 8-8, if they win their remaining four games on the schedule. That’s hardly a guarantee, of course, considering the struggles Los Angeles has faced all season.
    Head coach Jeff Fisher is under public s
  • 2 Bodies Found In Long Beach

    LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) — Police are on the scene in Long Beach, where a nude body was found on the sand and another body was found in a vehicle nearby.
    A body was reported in the water in the 5400 block of Ocean Boulevard in Long Beach at about 6 a.m. Monday.
    About a half an hour later, officers on the scene found a second body, in a vehicle at the location.
    No further information about the victims was available.
  • Janice Hahn, Kathryn Barger Join County Board

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Janice Hahn and Kathryn Barger will be sworn in Monday as the newest members of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.
    The addition of Hahn and Barger gives the panel a female majority with a decidedly progressive bent.
    Barger has 28 years of experience working for the county, taking on the role as Michael D. Antonovich’s chief deputy supervisor.
    She will become the only registered Republican on the board for at least the next two years.
    Hahn gave up h
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  • Oakland Police: Criminal Investigation Underway Into Massive Warehouse Fire

    OAKLAND (CBSLA.com) — A criminal investigation is currently underway to reveal the cause of a massive warehouse fire that claimed the lives of at least 36 people in Oakland.
    Authorities held a news conference Monday morning to provide updates about the investigation.
    CBS2’s Kara Finnstrom reported officials have now identified at least 11 victims who died in the blaze.
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    One of the victims killed in the fire has been identified
  • Jury Selection To Begin In Baca Corruption Trial

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Jury selection will begin Monday in the corruption trial of Los Angeles County’s former sheriff, who is facing federal obstruction of justice charges that could bring as much as 20 years in prison.
    According to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, Lee Baca, 74, is accused of conspiring to commit and committing obstruction of justice from August to September 2011.
    Baca is also accused of making five false statements to the federal governme
  • Stepsister, Boyfriend To Be Arraigned In Woman’s Killing

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Two people, including the stepsister of a woman whose body was found in northern Los Angeles County this summer, will be arraigned Monday in connection with the woman’s killing.
    According to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, Britney Sue Humphrey, 22, and her boyfriend, Joshua Aaron Robertson, 27, have been charged with killing Humphrey’s 26-year-old stepsister, Kimberly Harvill, of Fresno, on or about Aug. 14.
    The criminal compla
  • Fallen Palm Springs Police Officers To Be Honored During Annual Blue Light Ceremony

    LA QUINTA (CBSLA.com) — Fallen Palm Springs police officers Jose “Gil” Vega and Lesley Zerebny will be honored Monday at the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department’s annual Blue Light Ceremony, which pays tribute to fallen law enforcement officers throughout the county.
    The event, which is set for 6 p.m., will be held at La Quinta City Hall.
    In remembrance of fallen colleagues, law enforcement officers and their supporters will display blue lights, symbolic of peace,
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  • California Today: What We Know and Don’t Know About the Oakland Fire

    Monday: A criminal investigation is opened into the Oakland inferno, officials release names of victims, and a look at the national Christmas tree in Kings Canyon National Park.
  • Police Investigate 3 Separate Drive-By Shooting Incidents In Riverside

    RIVERSIDE (CBSLA.com) — Police Monday investigated three separate shooting incidents that took place overnight in Riverside.
    The first shooting was reported around 8:21 p.m. Sunday in the 4700 block of Park Avenue.
    According to police, a dark colored vehicle drove by and fired two rounds and two people who were standing outside of a residence.
    Both victims were transported to a hospital. At this time, they remain listed in stable condition.
    A second shooting took place about a half-hour la
  • North Dakota Pipeline Protesters Vow To Stay Despite Victory

    NORTH DAKOTA (AP) — Protesters celebrated a major victory in their push to reroute the Dakota Access oil pipeline away from a tribal water source but pledged to remain camped on federal land in North Dakota anyway, despite Monday’s government deadline to leave.
    Hundreds of people at the Oceti Sakowin, or Seven Council Fires, encampment cheered and chanted “mni wichoni” — “water is life” in Lakota Sioux — after the Army Corps of Engineers refused Su
  • Memorial To Be Held For Slain USC Professor

    EXPOSITION PARK (CBSLA.com) — A memorial will be held Monday for a University of Southern California professor who was fatally stabbed on campus.
    The prayer and remembrance ceremony will be held at noon at the Hahn Plaza, located at the Tommy Trojan statue.
    According to the university, USC President C.L. Max Nikias will host the event, which will be led by Varun Soni, USC dean of religious life.
    Psychology professor Bosco Tjan, 53, of Cerritos, had taught at USC since 2001. He was a traini
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  • College Football Bowl Game Match-ups, Schedule

    Ryan Mayer
    College football’s regular season may be over, but the postseason is just about to get started. Beginning on December 17th, the bowl season gets underway and it will run through the holiday season and into the New Year when the season wraps up with the National Championship game on Monday, January 9th, 2017.
    You probably have heard who the four teams are that will be playing in the semifinals of the third edition of college football playoff, but there are 38 other bowl games to
  • Sioux Tribe Declares Victory After Army Corps Of Engineers Says Pipeline Should Be Diverted

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com)  —  The Standing Rock Sioux tribe can declare victory in North Dakota Sunday evening.
    Earlier today, after a long and protracted fight over land rights, the government said it would not grant permission for the Dakota Access Pipeline to go through their Native American reservation and homestead.
    The tribe worried the pipe posed serious health risks and threatened their drinking water supply.
    The decision comes after months of protests (many captured l
  • Oakland Warehouse Master Tenant Has Shown Erratic Behavior, Disregard For Safety

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The focus right now is on the victims and their families and authorities are focusing on the recovery effort to bring closure to loved ones.  However, soon the investigation will also focus on who is responsible and certainly investigators will want to speak to the building’s master tenant.
    Derrik Ion is reportedly the head of the Oakland Ghost Ship artists collective, a live-work warehouse and what is now the scene of the deadliest fire in Oakland&rsqu
  • Fire Traps Apparent Squatters In Koreatown Home; 2 Seriously Injured

    KOREATOWN (CBSLA.com)   —  Residents of a Koreatown neighborhood watched as fire engulfed a home that was allegedly abandoned by its owner but lived in by squatters.
    Firefighters said the home on South Wilton Place had squatters but did not know how long they were on the premises.
    KCAL9’s Cristy Fajardo had a neighbor’s cellphone video of the desperate moments right after the fire started.
    Christian Bouyssou is behind the camera and says he could hear people insi
  • Fire Nearly Traps 5 Apparent Squatters In Koreatown Home; 2 Injured

    KOREATOWN (CBSLA.com)   —  Residents of a Koreatown neighborhood watched as fire engulfed a home that was allegedly abandoned by its owner but lived in by squatters.
    Firefighters said the home on South Wilton Place had squatters but did not know how long they were on the premises.
    KCAL9’s Cristy Fajardo had a neighbor’s cellphone video of the desperate moments right after the fire started.
    Christian Bouyssou is behind the camera and says he could hear people insi
  • Gaudreau Scores In Return, Flames Rout Ducks 8-3

    CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Johnny Gaudreau had a goal and an assist in his return from a broken finger, and the Calgary Flames scored five times in a 6:04 span of the second period to rout the Anaheim Ducks 8-3 on Sunday night.
    It was a surprise when it was revealed in the morning that Gaudreau would be back in the lineup less than three weeks after surgery that was expected to keep him out four to six weeks.
    On the first shot of his first shift, he took a drop pass from Sam Bennett and whipp
  • Pacers Rally To Beat Clippers, 111-102

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thaddeus Young scored 17 points and the Indiana Pacers rallied from 15 points down to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 111-102 on Sunday night, sweeping the season series for the first time since 2013-14 with just their second road win of the season.
    Paul George scored 16 points in his return after missing four of the last five games with a sore left ankle and back. Rodney Stuckey also had 16 points and Jeff Teague added 15 points.
    Blake Griffin had 24 points and 16 rebound
  • Oakland Warehouse Was Used Illegally for Performances and Residences

    What we know about the interior of the building that burned down on Friday.
  • Fire At Oxnard Strip Mall Reaches 3 Alarms

    OXNARD (CBSLA.com)  —  A stubborn and smoky fire was reported at an Oxnard strip mall Sunday evening.
    Desmond Shaw in Sky9 said it appears the fire started in an electronics store at 9th and A Street.
    “That store is going to be a total loss,” he reported.
    At one point, flames could be seen coming through the roof of the building.
    Even after the flames died down, smoke was visible.
    “They’re going to have their hands full with this fire,” Shaw reported
  • CBS Retains Broadcast Rights To Kennedy Center Honors Through 2025

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com)   —  CBS on Sunday announced the network has retained broadcast rights to the  prestigious “Kennedy Center Honors” through 2025.
    The new deal further extends one of the longest broadcast partnerships in television history. The Emmy-winning and much-lauded special has been broadcast on CBS each year since its debut in 1978.
    “The Kennedy Center Honors is the most prestigious award given to artists in America,” said Leslie Mo
  • Best Activities To Do This Week In Los Angeles – December 5

    This week is packed with performances, both holiday-themed and not. It’s also got two perfect chances to kick back with a drink, and opportunities to go visit a winter wonderland. There’s even a little snow in the forecast at the end of the week.
    Monday, December 5
    Celebrate Repeal Day Across Los AngelesMultiple Locations
    Prohibition was repealed over 80 years ago, but bars and restaurants around the city are still celebrating. Once the clock hits 2:30pm, Paley in Hollywood will off
  • Best Activities To Do This Week In Orange County – December 5

    Although the month of December is always filled with all different types of holiday celebrations, this week in particular has so much to offer. Pacific City’s 25 Days of the Giving and the City of Irvine’s Holiday Toy Drive make it easy to give back to the local community before Christmas arrives. For entertainment, catch a performance of Sleeping Beauty, watch a dazzling boat parade or stop by the Queen Mary for the complete SoCal winter experience.Monday, December 5
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  • Authorities Begin To Release Names Of Oakland Warehouse Fire Victims

    The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Coroner’s Bureau has provided the City of Oakland the names of the eight victims of the Oakland Warehouse fire that have been positively identified.
    One of the eight victims is a 17-year-old minor whose name will not be released. The victims’ families have been notified.
    The seven publicly identified victims are:Cash Askew, 22, Oakland, Calif.Nick Gomez-Hall, 25, Coronado, Calif.Sara Hoda, 30, Walnut Creek, Calif.Travis Hough, 35, Oakland, Ca
  • Shooting Investigation On 91 Freeway Backs Up Traffic For Miles

    ANAHEIM (CBSLA.com) —    A shooting investigation in Anaheim has left traffic backed up for miles on the 91 Freeway, authorities said Sunday evening.
    The shooting took place in Anaheim on the 91 at Tustin.
    CBS2’s Desmon Shaw flying over the scene in Sky2 said the Orange County CHP is investigating.
    Unconfirmed reports said the shooting involved a couple of  motorcycles.
    Shaw also reported one person was transported from the scene and taken to a hospital in unknown
  • Survivors Recall Horrific Moments Fleeing Oakland Warehouse Fire

    OAKLAND (CBSLA.com) — Officials in Oakland say the death toll from a fire at a warehouse during a dance party has climbed to 33.
    Carmen Brito describes the moment her life changed forever. She and Nikki Kelber both lived in the warehouse. Brito was trying to sleep on the first floor.
    “I woke up to smoke and an orange glow coming from the corner. In the time it took me to get on my coat and my shoes the entire wall was on fire,” Brito said.
    She was able to make it to t
  • Lakewood Woman, Santa Monica Man Among The Reported Missing In Tragic Oakdale Fire

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com)  —   A Lakewood woman and a Santa Monica man are among the missing and unaccounted for in the tragic Oakland blaze that has claimed at least 30 lives.
    CBS2’s Greg Mills reports that loved ones are dealing with anxious moments as they wait to hear their loved ones fates.
    He reported from Lakewood where missing Vanessa Plotkin hails from.
    A neighbor told him that many in the Plotkin family flew to Oakland this morning.
    Her father, Gary, told the S
  • Lakewood Woman Among The Reported Missing In Tragic Oakland Fire

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com)  —   A Lakewood woman is among the missing and unaccounted for in the tragic Oakland blaze that has claimed at least 30 lives.
    CBS2’s Greg Mills reports that loved ones are dealing with anxious moments.
    He reported from Lakewood where missing Vanessa Plotkin hails from.
    A neighbor told him that many in the Plotkin family flew to Oakland this morning.
    Her father, Gary, told the San Francisco Chronicle, “We are beside ourselves. This is just
  • Police Hunt Hit-And-Run Driver Who Left 3-Year-Old Boy Critical In Highland

    HIGHLAND (CBSLA.com) —  Police in Highland are on the hunt for a hit-and-run driver who left a 3-year-old boy in critical condition.
    Surveillance video captured the little boy running out of a laundromat.
    CBS2’s Tina Patel reports that seconds later, the little boy was struck and dragged by a driver in the parking lot outside the laundromat.
    The driver took off, police said.
    The boy is in critical condition.
    “It’s heartbreaking. I hate to hear anything happening with

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