• Whittier Police Officer Accused Of Lewd Acts With 2 Underage Females

    RANCHO CUCAMONGA (CBSLA)  —  Authorities have arrested a Whittier Police Officer and accused him of committing lewd acts on two underage females.
    Officials believe there may be more victims.
    This past Sunday, detectives from the Rancho Cucamonga Police Station were notified by the Whittier Police Department about a possible sexual assault of a 12-year-old that occurred in Rancho Cucamonga in April 2018.
    Sheriff’s detectives interviewed the victim and her mother in Whittier.
  • No Suspects Found After Hours-Long Standoff At Marijuana Dispensary In Tarzana

    ENCINO (CBSLA) — A SWAT team surrounded an unlicensed marijuana dispensary in Tarzana for hours looking for four robbery suspects, but when officers finally got inside, there were no suspects or hostages in the building.
    Police said they were working with the best information they had, and perhaps an abundance of caution, as they handled the hours-long incident as a potential hostage situation.
    Around 8 p.m., the SWAT team forced their way into the building, blowing out the second-sto
  • Transgender Advocates Rally Against Trump In Downtown LA

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Hundreds of transgender-rights activists gathered in Downtown Los Angeles Monday night to rail against the Trump Administration’s potential rollback of a proposal that protects trans rights.
    The protest followed a New York Times article published Sunday which found that the Department of Health and Human Services is planning to propose a legal definition of gender according to “a biological basis.”
    Similar rallies were also held earlier in
  • Billionaire Boys Club Founder Convicted Of Murder Is Asking Gov. Brown For Parole

    DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The leader of an infamous, young group of wealthy fraudsters who inspired a Hollywood show and a movie has been in prison for years, convicted of murder. Now, he’s asking for a chance at freedom.
    Joseph Hunt gained notoriety in the 1980s at the helm of the so-called Billionaire Boys Club, a group of well-to-do young men who ran a massive Ponzi scheme to fund their lavish lifestyle. Hunt was convicted in 1987 of the murder of Ron Levin, an alleged c
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  • Spurs Rally To Keep Lakers Winless With LeBron, 143-142

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Patty Mills hit a go-ahead jumper with 6.8 seconds left and the San Antonio Spurs kept the Los Angeles Lakers winless with LeBron James, rallying from a six-point deficit in the final minute of overtime for a wild 143-142 victory Monday night.
    James hit a tying 3-pointer with 2.4 seconds left in regulation and finished with 32 points, 14 assists and eight rebounds. But the superstar missed two free throws with 12.8 seconds to play, and Mills coolly put the Spurs ahead.
    J
  • Mother Hoping For Birthday Wishes After Son’s Empty Party In Arizona

    Tucson, AZ (KPHO/KTVK) — A Tucson mother is hoping you can brighten her son’s day.
    Over the weekend, Sil Mazzini said she invited over 30 children from Teddy’s school to attend his birthday party at Peter Piper Pizza on Broadway Boulevard in Tucson.
    credit: Sil Mazzini
    The table was filled with pizza and drinks, but his fellow classmates did not show, Mazzini said.
    Teddy was pretty sad that no one showed up to his party, so his mother is now hoping you could wish him
  • Trump Rallies Republicans For Ex-Rival ‘Beautiful Ted’ Cruz In Texas

    Two years ago, they were bitter rivals on the debate stage – “Lyin’ Ted,” as Donald Trump called Sen. Ted Cruz, and “pathological liar,” as Cruz called Mr. Trump.
    But on Monday night, they appeared on stage in Houston together as allies, as the president campaigns to help Cruz keep his Senate seat, the days of the GOP primaries for president seemingly well behind them. Cruz’s race against Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke is closer
  • OC Officers Mourning Former Police Explorer Shot On Duty In Georgia, Suspect Killed

    Antwan Toney as a police Explorer with the City of Orange at age 17 (L) and as an officer with the Gwinnett County, Georgia Police Dept. (SOURCE: @CityOfOrangePD/Twitter)
    ORANGE (CBSLA) — Police in Orange County are mourning one of their own after he was shot and killed in Georgia Saturday.
    Officer Antwan Toney of the Gwinnett County Police Dept. was killed while he was checking out a suspicious vehicle parked near a middle school near the town of Snellville about 25 miles outside of
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  • Bird, Lime Accused Of ‘Aiding And Abetting Assault’ In Class Action Injury Lawsuit

    SANTA MONICA (CBSLA) — A group of people claiming to have been injured by e-scooters are suing several companies saying they are “aiding and abetting assault” by failing to protect the public from injury.
    The lawsuit, filed last week in Los Angeles County Superior Court, also accused Bird, Lime, Xiaomi United States and Segway of “gross negligence.”
    One of the eight initial plaintiffs, 62-year-old David Petersen, told CBS2 News he was struck from behind by
  • Ryanair Incident: Video Of Racist Passenger Sparks Criticism

    Ryanair is facing criticism after a video posted online apparently shows the airline’s crew failing to take action to remove a passenger who launched a racist tirade against a fellow traveler.
    Video of the racist incident, uploaded to social media by Briton David Lawrence, showed a man hurling racist insults at an elderly black woman sitting in the same row and demanding she move seats onboard a flight from Barcelona to London on Friday.
    It wasn’t clear what had prompted the quarrel.
  • Victim In Fatal Pasadena Hit-And-Run Identified As 27-Year-Old Woman

    PASADENA (CBSLA) — The family of a young woman killed by a hit-and run driver in Pasadena over the weekend is pleading with the suspect to turn themselves in to authorities.
    Local resident Jessica Torres died after being struck by an SUV on Fair Oaks Avenue just north of Claremont Street at around 7:20 p.m. Sunday while she was crossing the street to her parked car.. Her parents who lived nearby heard the crash and found Torres. The driver fled the scene.
    “Please come out and fa
  • Get A 95-Cent Combo At El Cholo To Celebrate Its 95th Birthday In LA

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – One of Los Angeles’ most beloved Mexican restaurants is celebrating its 95th birthday with a delicious deal.
    To commemorate the special occasion, El Cholo is offering the No. 1 combo plate for 95 cents on Tuesday.
    The deal is available all day at all six locations, but it’s limited to one meal per person and is dine in only.
    The plate comes with a cheese enchilada, rolled beef taco, Spanish rice and refried beans.
    Find more information here.
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  • World Series Tickets Available For Games At Dodger Stadium

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Fans hoping to catch a World Series game at Dodger Stadium this weekend can still get tickets, but they’ll come at a price – ranging from $610 to $22,000 per seat.
    The Dodgers and the Boston Red Sox will play the first two games of the best-of-seven series on Tuesday and Wednesday at Boston’s Fenway Park, but after that the series shifts to the West Coast for Games 3, 4 and 5 — if necessary — Friday through Sunday.
    Fans are advised t
  • Good Samaritan Rescues Kitten Glued To Busy Road In Oregon

    SILVERTON, Oregon (CBS SF) – A man rescued a tiny, terrified kitten literally stuck to a busy road road after someone had slathered its paws with glue.
    In an angry, sad and sentimental Facebook post, Chuck Hawley said he was driving and noticed the cars ahead were driving over a black lump.“It’s going between their tires, so I’m guessing it’s a box.”
    As he neared it, he realized, “its just a kitten sitting upright shaking like a leaf.
  • Suspect Arrested In Armed Robbery At Marijuana Dispensary

    ENCINO (CBSLA) — Police investigated an armed robbery Monday at a marijuana dispensary in the San Fernando Valley.
    Officers responded to a report of a possible takeover robbery around 3 p.m. in the 18000 block of Ventura Boulevard in Encino, according to police.
    Police were looking into reports of a possible hostage at the GMCM Dispensary.
    LAPD West Valley Division has the area of Ventura Blvd and Etiwanda Avenue contained for a possible take-over robbery of a marijuana dispensary with a p
  • Tichina Arnold On ‘The Neighborhood’: ‘At A Great Position At A Great Time’

    The Neighborhood is back tonight at 8:00PM ET/PT, only on CBS. In tonight’s episode Dave (Max Greenfield) finally hits his breaking point when Calvin (Cedric The Entertainer) refuses to come to the Johnson family housewarming party.
    CBS Local’s Matt Weiss spoke to Tichina Arnold, who plays Calvin’s wife Tina Butler, ahead of tonight’s episode to discuss the role of Tina, the cast’s camaraderie, and not wanting to watch herself on TV.
    MW- Hi Tichina, how are you doin
  • Scott Bakula On ‘NCIS: New Orleans’ 100th Episode: ‘Very Exciting For A Lot Of People’

    NCIS: New Orleans will air its 100th episode this Tuesday at 10:00PM ET/PT, only on CBS. This week’s episode offers viewers a never before seen look into Dwayne Pride’s background and introduces fans to a new member of the Pride family.
    CBS Local’s Matt Weiss spoke to Scott Bakula who plays Pride on the show to discuss the significance of 100 episodes, the city of New Orleans and the best place to get fresh fish if you’re in the Big Easy.
    MW- Hey Scott, how are you man?
    S
  • 5 NFL Trades That Make Sense

    Ryan Mayer
    The NFL trade deadline isn’t as highly anticipated as the ones in the other three major sports leagues, but it has been more interesting in the last couple of years. NFL teams have begun to swing more in-season trades as the organizations that fancy themselves contenders load up for a potential Super Bowl run.
    We saw it from the Philadelphia Eagles last season when they brought in running back Jay Ajayi. The New England Patriots traded Jimmy Garoppolo to the San Francisco 49ers
  • Stormy Daniels’ Attorney Michael Avenatti Ordered To Pay $4.85M

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA/AP) – A Los Angeles judge Mondday ordered Michael Avenatti – the attorney for porn star and President Trump critic Stormy Daniels – to pay $4.85 million to an attorney at his former law firm.
    The judgment by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Dennis Landin marks the first time the media-savvy Avenatti is being held personally liable in the case.
    Landin issued the ruling after turning down a request from Avenatti to have the matter moved to federal court, which
  • Want To Vote In The Midterms? Calif. Voter Registration Deadline Is Monday

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Californians who want to vote in the upcoming election should be be registered by Monday.
    Anyone who wants to vote at a polling place or by mail should register by Monday, Oct. 22, according to the California Secretary of State.
    A mail-in ballot for the midterm elections is displayed in Laguna Niguel on Oct. 14, 2018. (Getty Images)
    If you have moved, changed your name or want to change your political party affiliation, you must re-register to vote.
    If you are unsure
  • Search Continues For Missing Lake Elsinore Kayaker

    LAKE ELSINORE (CBSLA) – Search and rescue teams are looking for a kayaker who went missing at Lake Elsinore Saturday.
    Samuel Selay. (Family photo/Facebook)
    Thirty-four-year-old Samuel Selay of Minifee was reported missing at 7 p.m. Saturday, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
    His car was found parked at Lake Elsinore, but both he and his kayak are missing, the sheriff’s department said.
    Search teams were scouring the lake Tuesday.
  • Ashlie Atkinson Talks ‘One Dollar’ On CBS All-Access

    Fresh off an unbelievable experience on BlacKkKlansman, Ashlie Atkinson didn’t think it would get any better than working with director Spike Lee and star John David Washington.
    Her thoughts quickly changed when she traveled to Pittsburgh to work on the new CBS All-Access show “One Dollar.” Atkinson spent six months in Pennsylvania filming the mystery thriller about a small rust belt town in the post-recession era.
    “I had so much fun on BlacKkKlansman and thought not
  • Testing Babies: Do Parents Have Too Much Information About Their Kids?

    (CBSNewYork/CBS Local) – Every parent worries when it comes to the health of their child. Now, a simple test can give mothers and fathers a glimpse into their infant’s medical future.
    Baby Asher is eight-months-old, and though he was two months premature, he’s perfectly healthy.
    Regardless, mother Kathryn Keho decided to do additional genetic testing.
    “Given the opportunity to gain more information about my son’s health… it seemed like a really interesting th
  • Car Careens Into Living Room Of Oxnard Home, Driver Flees

    OXNARD (CBSLA) – Police are searching for the driver of a car which careened through the living room of an Oxnard home overnight Sunday.
    (Oxnard Police Department)
    Just after 1 a.m. Monday, a car sped through a stop sign and crashed into a home in the 600 block of West Bard Road.
    According to Oxnard police, the car ran over a couch in the living room. The suspect ran away on foot, leaving the car behind. The driver remains at large.
    Residents asleep inside the home at the time of the crash
  • WATCH: Patrick Mahomes Leads Fans In Singing ‘Sweet Caroline’ During Rout Of Bengals

    Ryan Mayer
    The Kansas City Chiefs dominated the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday night 45-10 in front of their home fans at Arrowhead Stadium. As has been the case all season, quarterback Patrick Mahomes led the way with 358 yards and four touchdowns in the win.
    The performance on the field had Mahomes feeling the good vibes on the sidelines, so he joined in with the crowd singing when Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” was played over the stadium speakers.
     Good times never seem
  • Investigation Uncovers Sexual Misconduct, Abuse In AmeriCorps Programs

    WASHINGTON (CBS News) — A CBS News Radio investigation of years of complaints about AmeriCorps programs has found multiple allegations of sexual harassment, abusive behavior and mismanagement since 2013.
    The allegations are detailed in complaints to the agency’s Inspector General, obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request.
    AmeriCorps, a network of national service programs, is the largest issuer of grants for service and volunteering.
    It is overseen by the Corporation for
  • PETA Suggests People Try Fish-Free Seafood

    (WJZ/CBS Local)– The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is encouraging seafood lovers to try fish-free seafood products.
    “Attention, ‘pescatarians’: Fish are intelligent and feel pain,” PETA wrote in a recent post.
    So they offer up some vegan seafood options:Gardein has both crabless cakes and fishless filets.
    Whole Foods also offers fish-free sushi that’s made by Ocean Hugger Foods. The Ahimi vegan tuna is made from tomatoes. In Maryland, it’s
  • Prop. 7 Will Give Californians A Chance To Weigh In On Daylight Saving Time

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA/AP) — Californians are about to fall back and gain an hour of sleep, so maybe Nov. 6 is not the best time to vote on whether to end daylight saving time.
    Prop. 7 would repeal California’s Daylight Saving Time Act passed back in 1949, setting the state’s clocks permanently to Pacific Standard Time and eliminating the need to fall back or spring forward.
    Democratic Rep. Kansen Chu of San Jose said he sponsored the measure after his dentist called him to co
  • Missing Elderly Palmdale Couple Found In Desert; Husband Dead, Wife Alive

    PALMDALE (CBSLA) – An elderly Palmdale couple missing for four days were found in a desert area near Adelanto Saturday, the husband deceased and the wife alive.
    An undated photograph of Keith and Pauline Davis. (Family photo)
    Keith Davis, 87, and his wife, 91-year-old Pauline Davis, were found in an open desert area near Oro Grand, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department told CBS2.
    Keith was found dead at the scene. Pauline was transported to a hospital in unknown condition, t
  • Rideshare Driver Shot, May Have Been Robbed By Passengers

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A rideshare driver was shot overnight Monday in unincorporated Willowbrook, and police are trying to determine if he was robbed by his passengers.
    The shooting in the 2600 block of El Segundo Boulevard was reported just after midnight after witnesses saw the Toyota Prius crash. The driver, a Hispanic man in his 20s, was found inside, shot at least once.
    He was taken to St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood in critical condition.
    Frank Valdovinos said he was drivi

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