• 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.
  • Pro-Palestinian Protesters Decry Hillary Clinton Outside Beverly Hills Fundraiser

    BEVERLY HILLS (CBSLA.com) — Pro-Palestine activists marched across the streets from Haim Saban’s home Monday, where a star-studded fundraiser was being held in honor of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
    Carrying signs that said “Gloria La Riva 4 President” and “My Feminism includes Palestine,” a few speeches were given before the protestors marched down the sidewalk, waving Palestinian flags.
    “Money equals speech, and the people that
  • Dodgers To Attend Tim Tebow’s Workout

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) — Former NFL and college football standout Tim Tebow will be holding a workout for MLB teams  in Los Angeles and the Dodgers will be one of the teams in attendance.
    Over 20 teams are confirmed to attend the workout on Aug. 30, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
    Before this season started, sources say that a Dodgers scout was on hand for a private tryout Tebow had with the team, which showed some interest in the former football player, ESPN reporte
  • Preservationists Upset After Stained Glass Windows Removed From Old Hollywood Church

    HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) — A longstanding Hollywood church no longer has its stained glass windows – and some local preservationists are demanding answers.
    Plans to convert the 90-year-old former Bethany Lutheran Church located at Sunset and Alexandria Avenue into modernized creative offices were already put in place months ago, but neighborhood activists say the removal of the stained glass from the Gothic Revival building may have crossed the line.
    Officials rejected an effort (PDF) b
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  • Blue Cut Fire Declared 100 Percent Contained

    PHELAN (CBSLA.com) — The destructive Blue Cut Fire, which destroyed more than 100 homes and some 37,000 acres, is 100 percent contained, fire authorities said Tuesday.
    The blaze erupted at 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 16 in the Cajon Pass, near Devore and quickly spread, forcing the evacuation of as many as 82,000 people and shutting down both sides of Interstate 15 at the fire’s height.
    The 58-square-mile fire destroyed 105 homes and 216 outbuildings, along with the historic Summit Inn d
  • Hillary Clinton To Wrap Up Fundraising Swing In Laguna Beach

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will wrap up a two-day visit to Southern California with fundraisers in the Hollywood Hills and Laguna Beach.
    Clinton’s first stop will be at a $33,400 per person luncheon fundraiser at the Hollywood Hills home of singer Justin Timberlake and actress Jessica Biel, hosted by actors Tobey Maguire, Jennifer Aniston and television producer Shonda Rhimes.
    Her next stop will be another $33,400 per person luncheo
  • Leaderboard: Career Workshop On The PGA Tour

    By Dan Reardon
    Positioned on the calendar the week prior to the start of the FedEx series on the PGA Tour, the Wyndham Championship field was an odd conglomeration. Only one player in the World Golf Rankings top 10 made an appearance, and despite his eighth-place position, Rickie Fowler has been a down arrow during 2016.
    At the same time, the FedEx standings told a different story with five of the top 11 teeing it up in Greensboro. For the top 50 or so in FedEx points, Wyndham represented a
  • Restored Voting Rights Sought For California’s Disabled

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — As the November presidential election neared, it looked like David Rector would once again be unable to vote. Five years ago, a judge ruled that a traumatic brain injury disqualified him.
    Then the 66-year-old former NPR producer learned about a California law that makes it easier for people with developmental disabilities to keep and regain the right to vote. The law, which took effect Jan. 1, protects that right if they can express a desire to vote.
    On Tuesday, Recto
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  • Recall Issued For 29 Million Fitness Trackers Distributed In McDonald’s Happy Meals

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a recall Tuesday for 29 million fitness trackers that had been included in McDonald’s Happy Meals because they can cause skin irritation or burns to children.
    McDonald’s decided to stop distributing the fitness tracker with Happy Meals and Mighty Kids Meals last Wednesday after receiving customer reports of skin irritations and burns from wearing the band.
    Federal officials say McDonald’s receive
  • Payment Options: How To Pick The Right Credit Card Processor For Your Small Business

     
    To remain competitive in an increasingly globalized marketplace, sole proprietors and franchise owners alike need to keep pace with changes in consumer behaviors. In recent years, it’s become clear that U.S. consumers prefer to make purchases without the use of cash, and merchants need to be able to cater to that preference. As mobile payments are growing increasingly popular, especially among millennials, owners should invest in an all-in-one payment processing solution.  
  • Nazi-Looted ‘Adam’ And ‘Eve’ Paintings To Stay In Pasadena Museum

    PASADENA (AP) — A judge has ruled in favor of a Pasadena museum in its 10-year legal battle over the ownership of two German Renaissance masterpieces that were seized by the Nazis in World War II.U.S. District Court Judge John F. Walter ruled last week that Pasadena’s Norton Simon Museum, where the paintings “Adam” and “Eve” have been for more than 30 years, is the rightful owner of the two life-size oil-on-panel paintings.
    The museum called the decision mindf
  • Deadly Shooting Investigation Underway In Lancaster

    LANCASTER (CBSLA.com) — Homicide detectives Tuesday investigated the shooting death of an adult man in Lancaster.
    Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies responded around 11 p.m. Monday to the 44000 block of Gingham Avenue for report of a shooting.
    Upon their arrival, authorities located an adult man suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.
    Paramedics transported the victim to a hospital where he later died. His identity is being withheld pending family notification.
    No suspect descri
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  • Mayor Garcetti To Lay Out Job Creation Plan For LA County

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Mayor Eric Garcetti Tuesday will introduce plans for creating new, good-paying jobs across Los Angeles County.
    At 7 a.m., Garcetti will address hundreds of construction works at Greenland USA’s Metropolis, located just two blocks from the Staples Center and L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles.
    Following his remarks, the mayor will tour the property.
    Metropolis will span two full city blocks, connecting the financial and entertainment districts, while providing
  • Mayor Garcetti Introduces Job Creation Plan For LA County

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Mayor Eric Garcetti Tuesday introduced plans for creating new, good-paying jobs across Los Angeles County.
    At 7 a.m., Garcetti addressed hundreds of construction works at Greenland USA’s Metropolis, located just two blocks from the Staples Center and L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles.
    Following his remarks, the mayor toured the property.
    Metropolis will span two full city blocks, connecting the financial and entertainment districts, while providing guests an
  • Knife-Wielding Man Arrested Following Standoff With SWAT In Highland Park

    HIGHLAND PARK (CBSLA.com) — Police Tuesday arrested an armed man who barricaded himself inside of an apartment for several hours in Highland Park.
    The incident unfolded around 10 p.m. Monday in the area of York Boulevard between Ave 52 and Ave 54, according to police.
    Neighbors reported the man threatened to kill his stepfather and acted erratically in the street.
    Upon their arrival, authorities evacuated residents living in the area and closed off four blocks.
    SWAT teams were called to as
  • Crews Work To Repair Water Main Break In West Hollywood

    WEST HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) — Crews Tuesday worked to repair a broken water main that has ruptured in West Hollywood.
    The pipe burst just before 1 a.m. in the area of Melrose and Sweetzer avenues, according to LADWP workers.
    Upon their arrival, authorities shut off water in the immediate area.
    Melrose Avenue has been shut down in both directions between Sweetzer and Forest Street until further notice.
    At this time, it remains unclear how many customers have been affected by the water main b
  • Broken Water Main Floods Streets In West Hollywood

    WEST HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) — Crews Tuesday worked to repair a broken water main that has ruptured in West Hollywood.
    The 8-inch, 93-year-old pipe burst just before 1 a.m. in the area of Melrose and Sweetzer avenues, according to LADWP workers.
    Upon their arrival, authorities shut off water in the immediate area.
    Ten customers have been affected by the incident.
    Melrose Avenue will remain closed in both directions between Sweetzer Avenue and Flores Street until 2 p.m., officials said.
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  • Your Vacation Mission? Find This Stolen Horse

    Our Bay Area getaway was a play, written for us and starring us, too.
  • An Unvarnished Look at Los Angeles

    Denizens and landscapes of a less-glamorized version of Los Angeles pique the interest of a photographer who is not distracted by the shine the city can so often project.
  • Security Video Shows LAPD Beating South LA Man

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Security video from 2014 shows Clinton Alford, Jr. running from police in South Los Angeles while three officers subdue him. Officer Richard Garcia runs out of his patrol car, kicks, punches, elbows and then repeatedly knees the man.
    Alford says he was beat unconscious in a case of mistaken identity.
    “Good lord… I know we all have children. What if that was one of your children?” Alford’s mother Valerie Washington said.
    Alford’s
  • Mariah Carey Too Sexy For Takeoff?

    SANTA ANA (CBSLA.com) — Starting Monday, travelers who fly through John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana can see a lot of Mariah Carey.
    A poster promoting her concerts at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas shows the superstar singer lying on her side and wearing nothing but a piece of gold fabric strategically draped across her body.
    The authority for the Hollywood-Burbank Airport said it thought the poster was too risqué and had asked promoters to tone it down before it
  • Family Devastated After Hit-And-Run Driver Kills Father

    SANTA CLARITA (CBSLA.com) — A corner covered in flowers and candles is where 51-year-old Mariano Sanchez took his last breath, killed by a hit-and-run driver, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies said.
    About 9 p.m. Sunday, Sanchez crossed busy a Newhall road to buy a few things at the Chevron food mart, across from the Polynesian mobile home park where he lived, deputies said.
    Shortly after, his lifeless body was found lying in the street by a neighbor. The driv
  • With These Perks, New Luxury Rental Could Cost As Much As $25,000 A Month

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — If money is no object and you’re not interested in purchasing a home, there’s always Ten Thousand, a new ultra-luxury apartment building that’s almost ready for occupancy.
    Ten Thousand, because that’s the minimum rent in the new 40-story building on the border of Century City and Beverly Hills. In fact, you could pay as much as $25,000 a month.
    The two- and three-bedroom rental units come with some pretty awesome perks. A chauffeur-driven R
  • New Luxury Rental Has IT ALL, For A Price

    If money is no object and you’re not interested in purchasing a home there’s always Ten Thousand, a new ultra-luxury apartment building that’s almost ready for occupancy.
    Ten Thousand, because that’s the minimum rent in the new 40-story building on the border of Century City and Beverly Hills. In fact, you could pay as much as $25,000 a month.
    The two and three bedroom rental units come with some pretty awesome perks. A chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce, a boardroom for tenant
  • Driver Suspected In Placentia Accident That Killed 3 Expected In Court Tuesday

    PLACENTIA (CBSLA.com) — A Placentia man is expected in court Tuesday to face charges of murder and driving under the influence.
    Nicholas Stephen Munoz, 27, was arrested Saturday night on suspicion of drunken driving and murder for allegedly striking and killing a woman and her two daughters in Placentia.
    Nicholas Stephen Munoz booking photo
    CBS 2’s Michelle Gile went to the neighborhood Monday where residents were setting up a makeshift memorial for the victims who have been identifi
  • Keidel: Are NFL Players Guilty Until Proven Innocent?

    By Jason Keidel
    A labor lawyer can tell you the page and paragraph, the subsection and fine print. But you need not be one to realize that if the battle between the NFL and the NFLPA were a boxing match, it would be Mike Tyson vs Peter McNeely.
    I’m not sure which section of the NFL CBA gives such weight to Roger Goodell’s gavel. But he’s not just bullying players around, he’s all but mocking them, all but knocking them out and preening over their prostrate
  • California Firefighters Stretched Thin As Blazes Sweep State

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s state fire department is stretched thin just as the bone-dry state enters the peak of its wildfire season, with vacancy rates exceeding 15 percent for some firefighters and supervisors.
    The vacancy rate is more than 10 percent for some fire engine drivers, according to statistics provided to The Associated Press.
    A five-year drought and changing weather patterns have transformed what once was a largely summertime job into an intense year-round
  • Cal Fire Firefighters Fight For Higher Pay

    SACRAMENTO (CBSLA.com/AP) — Dozens of Cal Fire firefighters went on the attack Monday. But this time, their target was state lawmakers.
    Wearing red T-shirts that read: “Cal Fire Firefighters in Crisis,” protesters gathered outside the Cal Fire headquarters in downtown Sacramento to protest low pay.
    The Cal Fire union says city and county fire agencies pay firefighters far more to do the same job than Cal Fire, which is a state agency.
    The union had been
  • Family Outraged After Oxnard School Bus Drops Student Off, Leaves Her Wandering Streets Alone

    OXNARD (CBSLA.com) —  Salvador Palomo said his nine-year-old girl granddaughter came to America a month ago and was excited to learn English.
    But all that changed on Aug. 18 after Palomo said a school bus dropped the fifth-grader off following her first day of school at McKinna Elementary, which is three miles from home.
    “She was walking more than hour and a half, running, crying to us for help.” Palomo said. “I have no words to describe. Still, I
  • LA Declares Aug. 24 Kobe Bryant Day

    The Los Angeles city council has declared August 24 Kobe Bryant Day in Los Angeles as a way of thanking him “For his single-minded dedication to excellence, the fans and the entire city and the region.” The date commemorates the two uniform numbers he wore during his legendary career.
    Bryant, who won five titles and played his entire 20 years in Laker purple and gold, wore 8 for the first part of his career then switched to 24.
    Jerry West, Kobe Bryant and Del Harris at the Forum in 1

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