• 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.
  • Hundreds Rally In Downtown LA To Encourage World Leaders To Address Climate Change

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) —   Hundreds of people rallied in downtown Los Angeles Sunday as they urged world leaders meeting in Paris to address the issue of climate change.
    CBS2’s Adrianna Weingold talked to many of the demonstrators who want change and soon.
    “Earth to Paris, keep fossil fuels in the ground,” they chanted.
    It’s the message hundreds of people from 20 different labor, environmental, faith and social justice groups shouted, as they marched thro
  • UCLA snaps 2-game skid, beats Cal State Northridge 77-45

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tony Parker had 14 points and 11 rebounds, Isaac Hamilton added 14 points, and UCLA cruised to a 77-45 win over visiting Cal State Northridge on Sunday afternoon.
    The Bruins (4-3) led by as many as 32 points as they snapped a two-game losing streak. Aaron Holiday scored 13 points and Bryce Alford dished out 10 assists in UCLA’s first home game since returning from the Maui Invitational.
    The Bruins assisted on 21 of their 29 field goals and made a season-high n
  • Animal Shelters In LA, Riverside Offer Free Adoptions Through Monday

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A holiday initiative is helping to save a potential pet’s life while also saving money.
    Animal shelters throughout the city of Los Angeles and Riverside County were offering free dog and cat adoptions from Black Friday through Cyber Monday.
    The online retail company Zappos.com partnered with Best Friends Animal Society for the holiday weekend, as shelters offered free adoptions for animals in need.
    Spaying and neutering was included in the adoption offe
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  • Top 3 Plays Of The Week: NFL Week 12 Edition

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — It was an exciting football Sunday filled with spectacular plays.
    Let’s take a look at the best plays of the week in the NFL’s Week 12 games.
    First, in what could be the catch of the year, Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. lays out to make an incredible touchdown catch.Odell Beckham Jr. makes another astonishing touchdown catch: https://t.co/Xb1o9Rd2ya https://t.co/WGYs0tqv1z
    — USA TODAY Sports (@USATODAYsports) November 29, 2015
    Next, let’s
  • L.A. Business Professor’s Passion To Educate Serves Many Future Laborers

    As more students continue to seek higher education, the aggregate of job prospects for post-secondary instructors will rise. In the coming years, colleges, universities and trade schools within greater Los Angeles will hire additional faculty members to help prepare the next generation of laborers. By 2022, more than 15,000 new business teachers are expected to have already been added to national payrolls. This marks a 15 percent increase in the number of educators that were helping students mee
  • Sheriff’s Homicide Detectives Investigate Death Of Woman

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com)   —  Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a woman in unincorporated Whittier, officials said.
    LA County Sheriff’s Detectives were called to the 8600 block of Bradwell Avenue around 1:10 p.m. Sunday for an “abandoned vehicle” call.
    The unidentified adult victim was found in a red, 1991 Toyota Celica hatchback. As they approached the vehicle, officers said they smelled the very strong odor connected to a decomposing body.
  • 1 In Custody, 1 Sought For Murder In Montebello

    MONTEBELLO (CBSLA.com)  —  Montebello Police have announced the arrest of one person of interest in the murder of a man last week.
    Police also said they are seeking on additional person of interest.
    Last Monday, Montebello Police responded to 308 South Vail Ave. regarding a call of a man down in a parking lot. Officers located the body of an unidentified deceased adult male.
    Martin Bautista, 33, a resident of Pico Rivera is behind bars.
    Eric Daniel Deleon, 28 a resident of Pico R
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  • Final C-17 Globemaster Flight Marks End Of Era In Aviation

    LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) — The final Boeing C-17 Globemaster III military cargo jet made at the company’s Long Beach assembly plant took off Sunday, bound for its new owners in Qatar, and ending a long era of Southland aircraft manufacture.
    The aircraft’s takeoff was witnessed by hundreds of spectators and aviation enthusiasts at Long Beach Airport, directly next to the soon-to-be-abandoned production facility at 2401 E. Wardlow Road.
    The former McDonnell-Douglas factor roots bac
  • Kobe Bryant Says This Season Will Be His Last In Emotional Article For Players Tribune

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — After two decades, two Olympic gold medals, five championship rings, 17 All-Star selections, an 81-point game that ranks as the second-best in NBA history and more than 32,000 points, Bryant’s career is officially coming to an end.
    In an article written for the Players Tribune on Sunday, Bryant wrote an emotional story about his basketball career.
    His article titled, “Dear Basketball” details his journey and ultimately reveals his fate
  • Griffin Flirts With Triple-Double In Clippers Win Over T’Wolves

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Blake Griffin scored 12 of his 26 points in the final 6:32, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out seven assists to lead the Los Angeles Clippers to a 107-99 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday.
    Chris Paul had 20 points and nine assists, and J.J. Redick added 18 points for the Clippers, who beat the Timberwolves for the 13th consecutive time and seventh straight at Staples Center.
    The Clippers tied their longest winning streak against any opponent in fr
  • Amazon Releases Clips Advertising Future Drone Delivery System

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Amazon has released several clips advertising its future delivery system known as Prime Air.
    The clips featuring “Top Gear’s” Jeremy Clarkson introduce the drone delivery system, which once operational, will get packages to customers in 30 minutes or less.
    “In time, there will be a whole family of Amazon drones,” explains Clarkson in the clip. “Different designs for different environments.”
    Clarkson explains the drone will
  • Monmouth Knocks Off Another Big School, 83-73 Over USC

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Justin Robinson had a record-breaking tournament — scoring an AdvoCare Invitational record 77 points over three games.
    Robinson made five 3-pointers and scored 27 points on Sunday to help Monmouth beat USC 83-73 in the third-place game.
    “I give the credit to my teammates and coaches,” Robinson said. “They gave me the ball and gave me the confidence. I just found a way to put the ball in the bucket.”
    USC’s Nikola Jovanovic ma
  • ‘Gods Of Egypt’ Studio, Director Apologize For White Cast

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Gods of Egypt” director Alex Proyas apologized for casting mostly white actors in his upcoming film based on Egyptian mythology.
    The filmmaker and studio Lionsgate issued separate statements on Friday acknowledging the controversy sparked by the release of the film’s first trailer two weeks ago, featuring a cast led by Scottish actor Gerard Butler and Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.
    Australian director Proyas, who was born in Egypt, said it is clea
  • Rivers’ 4 TD Passes Help Chargers Beat Jags, 31-25

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — All the San Diego Chargers needed to end a six-game losing streak was another cross-country trip to Jacksonville.
    Philip Rivers threw four touchdown passes, two to Antonio Gates, and the Chargers beat the Jaguars 31-25 on Sunday for their first victory in nearly two months.
    Rivers passed Joe Montana (273) and tied Vinny Testaverde (275) for 11th on the NFL’s all-time list.
    Rivers completed 29 of 43 passes for 300 yards. He was sacked twice and had his l
  • Carr Throws TD With 1:21 Left As Raiders Edge Titans, 24-21

       NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders found a way to pull out a win on a wet, sloppy day. A quarterback with a little bit of experience certainly helped.
    Derek Carr threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Seth Roberts with 1:21 left, and the Raiders stopped a three-game skid by edging the Tennessee Titans 24-21 Sunday.
    The Raiders (5-6) also snapped a three-game skid to the Titans, winning for just the second time in seven trips to Tennessee.
    The Titans (2-9) lost for the nint
  • Hunt On For Mother Of Baby Buried Alive In Compton

    COMPTON (AP) — Authorities are looking for the mother of a newborn baby girl who was buried alive near a Compton bike path.
    The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says the search for the mother continues Sunday. The public is being asked to help.
    The girl, believed to be less than 36 hours old, was cold to the touch when she was discovered Friday and was hospitalized in stable condition for observation.
    Angelica Blount says she and her sister were walking when they heard a sound
  • Critics Say Reese’s Tree-Shaped Peanut Butter Cups Look Distorted

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Reese’s recently unveiled Christmas tree-shaped peanut butter cups in time for the holidays, but some say the treats look distorted.
    For days, tweets have been flying around over the shape of Reese’s annual Christmas tree candies.
    I just pulled out my Reese's Christmas tree chocolate and it looks like an amorphous Christmas turd.Boooooo. @ReesesPBCups
    — Going Deep Radio (@GoingDeepLou) November 29, 2015@ReesesPBCups whats up with your christmas t
  • Fitting Memorial Service, Burial Held For Batmobile Creator George Barris

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) — The funeral for George Barris turned into a classic car show as mourners paid respect to the legendary custom car builder by arriving in their uniquely designed vehicles.
    The Los Angeles Times reports an array of roadsters and muscle cars filled the parking lot of Forest Lawn Memorial Park, where a memorial service for Barris was held Saturday.
    “George always liked the big show and the daughters and the granddaughters and the grandsons, we all put togethe
  • Man Who Climbed Onto Transformer In Fullerton Dies, Police Say

    FULLERTON (CBSLA.com) — Police say a man died Sunday hours after climbing onto a transformer in Fullerton.
    Police were dispatched to the area of Brookhurst and Commonwealth around 3 p.m. Saturday regarding an explosion.
    On arrival, officers found a man who had climbed into a transformer and apparently touched off the explosion. They said the man was on fire.
    The unidentified man was transported to a trauma center suffering from critical injuries as a result of the fire.
    He died at 5:54 a.m
  • ‘Hunger Games’ Beats ‘Good Dinosaur,’ ‘Creed’ At Box Office

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Despite some mighty competition, Katniss and her crew have dominated the box office once again.
    Rentrak estimates on Sunday say “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2” held on to its first-place spot in its second weekend in theaters, earning $51.6 million to top “The Good Dinosaur” and “Creed” in their Thanksgiving weekend debuts.
    But those films still found their footing over the holiday. Disney and Pixar’s animated dinos
  • Streets Closed Ahead Of 84th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade

    HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) — Some streets Sunday were closed in preparation for the 84th annual Hollywood Christmas Parade.
    The parade kicks off at 5 p.m. on Hollywood Boulevard at Orange and will travel east to Vine.
    The parade will then head south on Vine to Sunset Boulevard and west on Sunset back to Orange.
    Magicians Penn & Teller are the grand marshals.
    According to the parade’s website, the following streets will be closed:
    • Hollywood Boulevard from LaBrea Avenue to Orange
  • John Stamos Posts Throwback Photo Of High School Prom Via Instagram

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Actor John Stamos is making headlines this weekend after sharing a throwback photograph via Instagram.
    The 52-year-old Stamos posted his prom photograph with the hashtags #TBT, #Prom, #Hair.#TBT #Prom #Hair.
    A photo posted by John Stamos (@johnstamos) on Nov 26, 2015 at 10:25pm PSTSo far, it has been liked more than 42,000 times on Instagram.
    According to published report, Stamos attended John F. Kennedy High in La Palma, an affluent city in northern Orange County
  • Viewing, Rosary Service To Be Held For Slain Downey Police Officer

    DOWNEY (CBSLA.com) — A service will be held later Sunday for Downey Police Officer Ricardo Galvez.
    The 29-year-old was shot and killed while sitting in his parked car near the Downey Police station earlier this month.
    Two adults and a juvenile have been arrested and charged in connection with Galvez’s shooting death.
    Police believe the suspects were trying to rob Galvez and were unaware that he was an officer.
    Galvez was also a marine who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • Funeral for Batmobile Creator Turns Into Colorful Car Show

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The funeral for George Barris turned into a classic car show as mourners paid respect to the legendary custom car builder by arriving in their uniquely designed vehicles.
    The Los Angeles Times reports an array of roadsters and muscle cars filled the parking lot of Forest Lawn Memorial Park, where a memorial service for Barris was held Saturday.
    Barris, who created television’s original Batmobile and helped define California’s car culture with colorfully desig
  • Man In Custody After Explosive Fire At Santa Monica Apartment

    SANTA MONICA (CBSLA.com) — Authorities say one person has been taken into custody on suspicion of arson after a huge explosion and fire rocked a Santa Monica apartment.
    The explosion unfolded about 1 a.m. Sunday at a second-story apartment of a complex in the 1800 block of Euclid Street.
    Neighbors say it was then that they heard a huge explosion. A fire erupted afterwards.
    “I was watching TV and tried to go to sleep and I just heard a big blast that pretty much shook the apartment,&r
  • Kings’ Gaborik Downs Blackhawks In OT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marian Gaborik scored the tying goal with 5:55 left in regulation and added his fifth of the season 2:04 into overtime, lifting the Los Angeles Kings to a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night.
    Chicago right wing Patrick Kane broke an NHL record for American-born players with a point in his 19th consecutive game, scoring on a power play and assisting on Niklas Hjalmarsson’s first goal of the season.
    But the Blackhawks, who beat Anaheim 3-2
  • Coyote Snatches Dog Inside Laguna Beach Home

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A family in Laguna Beach says a coyote attacked their dog — inside their own house.
    Dog owner John Fischer says the coyote must’ve ran up the steps in his front yard to get inside his house and snatch his chihuahua.
    Fischer says when he heard the commotion in the middle of the night, he hurried down the hall and was stunned at what he saw.
    “I saw him [the coyote] bolt and he defintely had something in his mouth, and it was white,&r
  • 8-Month-Old Ellie Lim Gets New Heart

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com)  —  On Friday night, CBS2’s Kristine Lazar reported about a family’s agonizing wait for a heart for their little girl.
    Ellie Lim, 8-months-old, has spent half her life in the hospital. Her mother, Melissa, told Lazar she wasn’t able to hold her daughter — suffering from an enlarged heart and in dire need of a transplant — since August.
    Late last night, Melissa texted Lazar to say a heart was found.
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  • Lakers Drop Fifth Game In A Row; Fall To 2-13

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Damian Lillard scored 29 points and the Portland Trail Blazers handed the Los Angeles Lakers their fifth straight loss with a 108-96 victory on Saturday night.
    CJ McCollum added 28 points for the Blazers, who have won three of their last four games after a six-game losing streak.
    Kobe Bryant scored 21 points in the Lakers’ seventh straight road loss.
    It was Portland’s seventh straight victory over the Lakers.
    Jordan Clarkson added 19 points for the Laker

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