• 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.
  • Only On 2: Snowboarder Stranded All Night And Stuck In Powder Speaks Out About His Ordeal

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) —  A 32-year-old snowboarder who got lost on a mountain during a snow storm Tuesday evening is speaking out about his ordeal.
    Aarin Yu, an investment banker, spent the night on a cold Heavenly Mountain before a helicopter lifted him to safety Wednesday morning.
    Yu spoke Friday evening to CBS2’s Andrea Fujii for the story that is Only On 2.
    He said he got separated from a group of friends Tuesday afternoon when the heavy snow hit the mountain. Yu got stuck
  • Only On 2: Thieves Steal Everything From Playa Del Rey Man’s Home But All He Wants Back Is His Dog

    PLAYA DEL REY (CBSLA.com)  —  A Playa del Rey man is heartbroken after thieves burglarized his home and stole his 3-year-old beloved Boston Terrier — Sparky.
    On the day after Valentine’s Day, the burglars broke into the home and ransacked the place. They took an antique gun, watches, bikes, clothes and a coin collection. In all, he estimates he lost $100,000 in the burglary.
    Of all the things stolen, one was priceless. David Arbogast only wants one thing back —
  • Everything You’ve Ever Wanted To Know About Police Pursuits — And What To Do If You’re Caught Up In A Chase

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com)  —     Police pursuits are almost a daily part of life here in Southern California.
    But do you truly understand everything you’re seeing and hearing when you’re watching one live?
    CBS2’s Stu Mundel, who has reported his share of chases from above, takes you inside the inner workings of a pursuit.
    Whether they’re high speed, or slow-speed or even no speed they’re hard to miss.
    Pursuits have unfortunately become so common,
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  • Spurs Kick Off Rust From Layoff To Beat Clippers, 105-97

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored 21 points despite foul trouble and the San Antonio Spurs shook off the rust from a nine-day layoff to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 105-97 on Friday night for their third straight win.
    Pau Gasol added 17 points and 11 rebounds off the bench in his return from a 15-game absence because of a fractured finger. LaMarcus Aldridge had 15 points and 11 rebounds, and Dewayne Dedmon grabbed 12 rebounds.
    Blake Griffin scored 29 points for the Clippers, who hav
  • Emotional Vigil Held For 8-Year-Old Pomona Boy Fatally Shot In Drive-By

    POMONA (CBSLA.com)  —   A touching, emotional vigil was held Friday night for an 8-year-old Pomona boy who was killed in a drive-by shooting.
    KCAL9’s Crystal Cruz talked to many of the mourners.
    The little boy — Jonah Hwang — and his family were visiting the home of a church friend and having dinner at the time of the shooting.
    RELATED LINK: Gunman Wanted In Pomona For Fatally Shooting 8-Year-Old Boy
    The Pomona Police Department helped plan the vigil and co
  • Westbrook’s Triple-Double Leads Thunder Past Lakers, 110-93

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook scored 17 points in his 28th triple-double of the season, and his new teammates fit in seamlessly as the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 110-93 on Friday night.
    Westbrook also had 18 rebounds and 17 assists for the 65th triple-double of his career.
    It was the first game for new Thunder players Taj Gibson and Doug McDermott, acquired Thursday in a trade with the Chicago Bulls. Gibson scored 12 points and McDermott added eight, eve
  • Woman, 64, Killed In South LA Hit-And-Run Crash

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A woman was killed Friday in a hit-and-run accident that involved two cars in South Los Angeles, authorities said.
    The woman, 64, who was driving one of the cars, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which was reported shortly before 6 p.m. in the 9500 block of South Hoover Street, Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department said.
    The driver of the other vehicle did not remain at the scene and is being sought, she said. Two women who witness said
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  • 1 Killed In South LA Hit-And-Run Crash

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A woman was killed Friday in a hit-and-run accident that involved two cars in South Los Angeles, authorities said.
    The woman, who was driving one of the cars, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which was reported at 5:55 p.m. in the 9500 block of South Hoover Street, Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department said.
    The driver of the other vehicle did not remain at the scene and is being sought, she said.
  • Great White Shark Sightings Continue Off Orange County

    SUNSET BEACH (CBSLA.com)  —  An increasing number of great white shark sightings have  caused some beach closures in Orange County.
    Miles of beach at Sunset Beach and Huntington Beach will be closed until Saturday after a 12-foot great white was spotted about 300 yards off shore this morning. Signs have been posted to warn swimmers.
    Video of the capture of a another great white shark, being yanked up on to the Huntington Beach Pier by a group of fisherman, could be a crime a
  • 4 Men Arrested In Kidnapping/Killing Of San Bernardino Man

    SAN BERNARDINO (CBSLA.com)  —  San Bernardino police have announced the arrest of four men accused of kidnapping and killing  a San Bernardino man.
    The 33-year-old victim, Tiburcio Madrigal Cisneros, reportedly owed at least one of the suspects money. It is also alleged the victim and the suspect he owed money to were also involved in “issues” involving a woman.
    During an investigation, authorities learned the victim and the four suspects were all involved i
  • 4 Men Arrested For Kidnapping/Killing Of San Bernardino Man

    SAN BERNARDINO (CBSLA.com)  —  San Bernardino Police have announced the arrest of four men accused of kidnapping and killing  a San Bernardino man.
    The 33-year-old victim, Tiburcio Madrigal Cisneros, reportedly owed at least one of the suspect’s money. It is also alleged the victim and the suspect he owed money to, were also involved in “issues” involving a woman.
    During an investigation, authorities learned the victim and the four suspects were all in
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  • J.C. Penney To Shut 130-Plus Stores, Offer Early Retirements

    NEW YORK (AP) — J.C. Penney is joining its department store rivals in pruning its store numbers in an era of online shopping.
    Penney said Friday that it will close 130 to 140 stores as well as two distribution centers over the next several months as it tries to improve profitability. The company said that it would also initiate a voluntary early retirement program for about 6,000 eligible employees.
    The news came as Penney posted a profit for the fourth quarter, compared to a loss a year a
  • Riverside County Animal Services Busts Woman Allegedly Selling Underage Puppies

    RIVERSIDE COUNTY (CBSLA.com)  —   The Riverside County Department of Animal Services has cited a woman  for allegedly selling underage puppies.
    “We successfully operated a ‘puppy buy’ sting this afternoon at about 1:30 in Riverside’s Eastside neighborhood,” said John Welsh, Senior Public Information Specialist for Riverside County Animal Services.
    The woman was cited for attempting to sell underage puppies  (younger than  8-weeks-old)
  • Keidel: Why Not A Mayweather-McGregor Fight?

    By Jason Keidel
    As much as purists of their respective sports want a fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor to vanish into the ether, it refuses to leave the social media crucible.
    Especially once word leaked out that Mayweather visited famed trainer Freddy Roach at his Wild Card Gym, to ask if McGregor had enlisted Roach’s services. Once Roach assured Maweather that McGregor had not, the loquacious retired champion urged him to take McGregor on in case he does.
    Because the
  • LA Times, CNN Excluded From White House Press Briefing; CBS, Others Participate

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) — News organizations including the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, CNN and Politico were blocked from joining an informal, on the record White House press briefing on Friday.
    CNN political reporter Sara Murray said the White House was “handpicking” which news outlets were allowed into the meeting – which is known as a gaggle and is less formal than the televised Q-and-A sessions held in the White House briefing room –with Press Secr
  • Best Activities This Weekend In Orange County – February 24

    The last few weekends in Southern California have presented us with rain which may have hindered what would’ve been a fully productive coupe of days. While we can all agree the rain is welcomed, it does make getting out a bit more chaotic. As luck would have it, it looks as though this weekend will be sunny and clear. So, get out and enjoy!
    Friday, February 24
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  • Repair Costs For Storm-Battered California Roads Hits $600M

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) — The bill to repair California’s roadways hammered by floods and rockslides in an onslaught of storms this winter has reached nearly $600 million, more than double what the state budgeted for such emergencies, and the costs are mounting for other badly damaged infrastructure just two months into 2017.
    Canyon roads from Malibu to San Juan Capistrano in Orange County had to be closed due to storm-related damage making them unsafe for traffic. Throughout the
  • Best Activities To Do This Weekend In Los Angeles – February 24

    The work week is winding down and that means it’s time to get to planning just how best to spend your two days off. Spend your weekend doing something fun! Use our guide of options which will ensure you have a memorable weekend.Friday, February 24
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    Touring as the one and only heavy metal mariachi band, Metalachi is an unlikely combination of heavy metal essentials performed with
  • LAPD, FBI Conduct Grid Search For Teenage Boy Missing Since Last Week

    SAN FERNANDO (CBSLA.com) — A $50,000 reward was offered Friday for information in the disappearance of a 14-year-old San Fernando boy who has been missing for a week.
    Elias Rodriguez was last seen after leaving school in the 1000 block of Arroyo Street at about 1 p.m. last Friday – just as a massive storm hit Southern California.
    More than 60 Los Angeles police officers and FBI agents have been called in to conduct a grid search for the boy.#EliasRodriguez #LAPD#FBI 60+ officers
  • Can’t Kick The Habit? Blake Griffin May Have Been The Latest Target Of Draymond Green’s Legs

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — It looks like Warriors forward Draymond Green has yet to kick his habit of flailing his legs – and this time the would-be victim may have been Blake Griffin.
    Green nearly kicked Griffin in the head during Thursday’s loss to the Warriors– and the moment quickly went viral.I don't know if this actually hit Blake, but Draymond… pic.twitter.com/tAzxbMYLEu
    — Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) February 24, 2017Draymond, we've talked about this
  • Get Paid To Hear Good Music With A Gig At Coachella, Stagecoach

    INDIO (CBSLA.com) — Music lovers who don’t want to shell out to rock out at Coachella or Stagecoach have another option.
    Music promoter Goldenvoice will hold a job fair in Indio Friday for a number of positions at both Coachella, which is sold out, and Stagecoach Festival. Prospective employees can pick up applications and undergo interviews during the job fair, which will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Eldorado Clubhouse, 50950 Madison St. in Indio.
    Positions are available in
  • Woman Who Drove With Man’s Body On Windshield Gets 25 To Life

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A substance-abuse counselor who hit a man with her car and drove two miles with his body embedded in her windshield was sentenced Thursday to 25 years to life in prison.
    Sherri Lynn Wilkins had pleaded no contest to second-degree murder and two drunken driving counts.
    Wilkins, 55, had been found guilty at a 2014 trial on similar charges but an appeals court last year threw out the conviction because her entire criminal history had been admitted at trial and could have pr
  • Father, Son Killed In Port Hueneme Apartment Fire

    PORT HUENEME (CBSLA.com) — Two people were killed Friday after a fire erupted in an apartment complex in Ventura County.
    The blaze was reported shortly after 4 a.m. at a four-plex located in the 200 block of East C Street.
    According to the Ventura County Fire Department, crews located an apartment fully engulfed in flames upon their arrival.
    A mother and her daughter managed to escape from the building safely.
    The father and son became trapped in the building and were later pronounced dead
  • Final Preparations Underway For 89th Annual Academy Awards

    HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) — It’s Oscar weekend in Hollywood and you know what that means — traffic problems!
    Streets all around the Dolby Theatre are being shut down in preparation for Sunday’s ceremony.Hollywood Boulevard has been shut down from Orange Drive to Highland Avenue in order for workers to assemble tents, bleachers and roll out the red carpet.
    Sidewalks are also off limits to the public.
    Metro trains will be bypassing the Hollywood station, however, Metro buses wi
  • California Today: In Virtual Reality, Investigating the Trayvon Martin Case

    Friday: An immersive journey into a tragedy, the Trump administration issues a warning on recreational marijuana, and the art of wild mushroom hunting.
  • Owner Of Lancaster Donut Shop Fatally Shoots Robbery Suspect

    LANCASTER (CBSLA.com) — Homicide detectives Friday investigated the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a robbery suspect in Lancaster.
    According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, deputies responded just before 3 a.m. to a donut shop located in the 43600 block of 15th Street West.
    Upon their arrival, authorities pronounced an adult man dead at the scene. His identity is being withheld pending notification.
    A preliminary investigation revealed the store owner
  • Donut Shop Worker Fatally Shoots Robber In Lancaster

    LANCASTER (CBSLA.com) — Homicide detectives Friday investigated the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a robbery suspect in Lancaster.
    According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, deputies responded just before 3 a.m. to a donut shop located in the 43600 block of 15th Street West.
    Upon their arrival, authorities pronounced an adult man dead at the scene. His identity is being withheld pending notification.
    A preliminary investigation revealed an employee sho
  • Pets2Love: Cleo

    STUDIO CITY (CBSLA.com) — Meet this week’s Pets2Love, Cleo!
    Cleo (A1682097) is a 2-month-old Chihuahua puppy who has soft white fur.
    She currently weighs four pounds, but shouldn’t grow to be much bigger than 12 pounds.
    Cleo is the perfect size to snuggle on your lap and bring with you anywhere.
    She is available for adoption at the North Central Shelter in Los Angeles. Please call (213) 847-1416.
  • ‘Desert X’ Turns an Arid Space Into a Rich Canvas

    This exhibition, featuring 16 art projects across the Palm Springs, Calif., area, plays off the desert as a great escape.

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