• California State Prison Inmate In Lancaster Tests Positive for Coronavirus, CDCR Considering Early Release

    California State Prison Inmate In Lancaster Tests Positive for Coronavirus, CDCR Considering Early Release
    LANCASTER (CBSLA) — The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation was considering early release after an inmate in Lancaster tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
    “The patient is in stable condition and is being treated on-site,” CDCR said in a statement released Sunday.
    The patient, an inmate at California State Prison in Lancaster, has been in isolation since March 19 when he reported not feeling well. The agency said the patient was tested the following da
  • California State Prison Inmate In Lancaster Tests Positive for Coronavirus

    California State Prison Inmate In Lancaster Tests Positive for Coronavirus
    LANCASTER (CBSLA) — The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation was considering early release after an inmate in Lancaster tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
    “The patient is in stable condition and is being treated on-site,” CDCR said in a statement released Sunday.
    The patient, an inmate at California State Prison in Lancaster, has been in isolation since March 19 when he reported not feeling well. The agency said the patient was tested the following da
  • Sir Patrick Stewart, Rita Wilson, Other Celebrities Entertain From Home Amid Coronavirus Shutdown

    Sir Patrick Stewart, Rita Wilson, Other Celebrities Entertain From Home Amid Coronavirus Shutdown
    patrick stLOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Sir Patrick Stewart and Rita Wilson are among some celebrities continuing to entertain from the comfort of their homes during the global coronavirus crisis.
    On Sunday, the Stewart shared a soothing video of himself reading a Willam Shakespeare sonnet.
    RELATED: Neil Diamond Shares “Sweet Caroline” Parody As Coronavirus PSA
    The “Star Trek” actor wrote, “When I was a child in the 1940s, my mother would cut up slices of fruit for me
  • Coronavirus: 128 New Cases, 4,700 Tested In LA County

    Coronavirus: 128 New Cases, 4,700 Tested In LA County
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Testing is ramping up across Los Angeles County as officials reported two new deaths Monday linked to COVID-19.
    County health director Dr. Barbara Ferrer told reporters there were 128 new cases of coronavirus, plus two additional death, bringing the total deaths to seven people.
    The total number of cases in the county is now 536.
    In a renewed plea for social distancing, Ferrer said 42% of the patients are between the ages of 18 and 40, while 80% are between the ages o
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  • LA Rams Officially Unveil New Logo, Fans React Online

    LA Rams Officially Unveil New Logo, Fans React Online
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles Rams unveiled their new logo Monday, ahead of moving into their stadium later this year.
    The team shared their new look across their social media accounts, drawing instant reactions.The 𝗟𝗼𝘀 𝗔𝗻𝗴𝗲𝗹𝗲𝘀 Rams pic.twitter.com/qyspVxoHWX
    — Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) March 23, 2020Earlier this month, fans got a sneak peek of the new logo after it was leaked online.
    The new lo
  • Coronavirus: Empty Jets Parked At Victorville Airport

    Coronavirus: Empty Jets Parked At Victorville Airport
    VICTORVILLE (CBSLA) — With air travel down around the world, airlines like Southwest and Delta have been laid low by the coronavirus outbreak.
    The first wave of airplanes from Southwest and Delta that have been grounded by travel restrictions arrived at the Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville, where they sit parked closed together.
    Delta says its international operations will take the largest hit, with over 80 percent of flying reduced over the next few weeks. That transla
  • ‘Hands, Washing Hands’: Neil Diamond Shares “Sweet Caroline” Parody As Coronavirus PSA

    ‘Hands, Washing Hands’: Neil Diamond Shares “Sweet Caroline” Parody As Coronavirus PSA
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Neil Diamond’s parody of his hit “Sweet Caroline” had the internet singing Sunday as celebrities continue to share social distancing guidelines during the coronavirus outbreak.
    Diamond shared a video of him singing his iconic hit “Sweet Caroline” with altered lyrics to create a PSA about staying safe from the virus.
    In a video posted on his social media page Sunday, Diamond, with guitar in hand, changed the familiar pre-chorus f
  • Congresswoman Says She Was Not Consulted On Plan To House COVID-19 Cases At Pomona Hotel

    Congresswoman Says She Was Not Consulted On Plan To House COVID-19 Cases At Pomona Hotel
    POMONA (CBSLA) – A Southern California congresswoman says she was not consulted about a plan to use hotel rooms in Pomona to quarantine coronavirus patients.
    Rep. Norma J. Torres (CA-35) criticized the rollout of a plan to use 244 rooms at the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel who may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.
    Officials are worried that as the number of coronavirus patients grows, so will the burden on local hospitals. So they’re trying to keep hospital beds open for patients
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  • Coronavirus: Grocery Stores Temporarily Hike Wages Amid Panic Shopping

    Coronavirus: Grocery Stores Temporarily Hike Wages Amid Panic Shopping
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – With shoppers clearing out shelves at grocery stores and supermarkets across the nation in fear the coronavirus pandemic may bring long-term shortages, several major chains announced over the weekend that they will be temporarily upping wages for exhausted employees who have been working around the clock to keep food and essential items replenished.
    Albertsons – which owns all Vons, Pavilions and Safeway stores – announced Friday it is giving employees a $
  • LAUSD Schools To Stay Closed Until May 1; District Will Invest $100 Million Toward Online Learning

    LAUSD Schools To Stay Closed Until May 1; District Will Invest $100 Million Toward Online Learning
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Schools in Los Angeles will remain closed until May 1 in the ongoing effort to slow the spread of coronavirus, Superintendent Austin Beutner said Monday.
    Los Angeles Unified School District schools were originally scheduled to remain closed through the end of March.
    “I wish I could tell you it will all be back to normal sometime soon but it does not look like that will be the case,” Beutner wrote in a tweet.Update on March 23rd.
    Actualización del 23
  • Coronavirus Testing Finally Available To City Of LA

    Coronavirus Testing Finally Available To City Of LA
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Testing for COVID-19 is now available through the city of Los Angeles, officials announced Monday. However, it is limited to only certain at-risk groups.
    Mayor Eric Garcetti reported that testing is available to “Angelenos at highest risk first.”
    There was no immediate word on how many test kits the city had received. There has been a major shortage across the nation as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention scrambles to get kits distributed.
  • Consumers Urged To Join Tuesday’s ‘Great American Takeout’ To Support Restaurants

    Consumers Urged To Join Tuesday’s ‘Great American Takeout’ To Support Restaurants
    (CBS Local) — The restaurant industry, which has been particularly hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, is asking consumers to participate in “The Great American Takeout” on Tuesday, March 24.
    Many states and cities nationwide have ordered all dine-in restaurant operations closed to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.
    And while many restaurants can still offer takeout service, delivery and pick-up, social distancing and lockdowns pose a tremendous economic threat to the rest
  • Report: IOC Member Dick Pound Says 2020 Tokyo Olympics Will Be Postponed Due To Coronavirus

    Report: IOC Member Dick Pound Says 2020 Tokyo Olympics Will Be Postponed Due To Coronavirus
    (CBS Local)- The calls for the postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have gotten increasingly louder over the past several days and it appears the International Olympic Committee has heard them. Veteran IOC member Dick Pound told USA Today Sports that this summer’s Games will be postponed, there just hasn’t been an exact timetable set yet.
    “On the basis of the information the IOC has, postponement has been decided,” Pound told USA Today. “The parameters going forw
  • El Pollo Loco Offers Free Delivery Through Grubhub During Coronavirus Shutdown

    El Pollo Loco Offers Free Delivery Through Grubhub During Coronavirus Shutdown
    COSTA MESA (CBSLA) — El Pollo Loco has teamed up with Grubhub to provide communities with more at-home access to food amid the coronavirus pandemic.
    The restaurant chain is offering customers free delivery on Grubhub orders at participating locations from March 25 to April 7.
    Deliveries are packaged in tamper-free bags that are sealed prior to leaving the restaurant.
    RELATED: McDonald’s, Chick-Fil-A To Halt Dine-In Service; Offer Drive-Thru, Delivery Options
    “Given the recent w
  • ‘Plan For Resumption Of Pre-Coronavirus Normality’: Dr. Drew Pate On Maintaining Mental Health During Coronavirus

    ‘Plan For Resumption Of Pre-Coronavirus Normality’: Dr. Drew Pate On Maintaining Mental Health During Coronavirus
    (CBS Local)– The unprecedented circumstances revolving around the coronavirus pandemic have forced individuals and families all over the world to create a new normal at home. While a lot is changing every single day, psychiatrist Dr. Drew Pate is stressing people to create a new sense of normal in their lives.
    “The biggest thing is to maintain as much structure and continuity and normalcy as possible,” said Dr. Pate in an interview with CBS Local’s DJ Sixsmith.
  • Coronavirus: Anheuser-Busch To Make, Distribute Hand Sanitizer

    Coronavirus: Anheuser-Busch To Make, Distribute Hand Sanitizer
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Anheuser-Busch’s Van Nuys brewery will begin producing and distributing bottles of hand sanitizer as the coronavirus outbreak continues to threaten much of the country.
    Anheuser-Busch is the largest beer maker to date to switch gears amid the coronavirus outbreak, following in the footsteps of breweries in Europe and smaller distillers here in the U.S.We have a long history of supporting our communities and employees – this time is no different. That&rsquo
  • Closed-Door Horse Racing Continues At Santa Anita

    Closed-Door Horse Racing Continues At Santa Anita
    ARCADIA (CBSLA) – Every major sport in the nation is canceled, but horse racing continued at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia over the weekend, albeit with no fans allowed at the track due to the coronavirus outbreak.
    FILE — Jockey Tyler Gaffalione aboard Gear Jockey enters the track prior to the Breeders Cup Juvenile Turf race at Santa Anita Park on Nov. 1, 2019, in Arcadia, Calif. (Getty Images)
    On March 12, Santa Anita Park announced it would be closing to the public. However, racing h
  • Coronavirus: OC Courts Closed Indefinitely

    Coronavirus: OC Courts Closed Indefinitely
    SANTA ANA (CBSLA) — All Orange County Superior Court system courthouses were closed Monday to the public and attorneys for an indefinite period amid the coronavirus outbreak.
    “California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye has issued an emergency order permitting the closing the Court’s facilities to the public, at least until March 30,” the O.C. Superior Court said in a statement Friday.
    This comes after several criminal cases were held at the Central Justice
  • LAUSD Schools Now To Remain Closed Through May 1

    LAUSD Schools Now To Remain Closed Through May 1
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Schools in Los Angeles will remain closed until May 1 in the ongoing effort to slow the spread of coronavirus, Superintendent Austin Beutner said Monday.
    Los Angeles Unified School District schools were originally scheduled to remain closed through the end of March.
    “I wish I could tell you it will all be back to normal sometime soon but it does not look like that will be the case,” Beutner wrote in a tweet.Update on March 23rd.
    Actualización del 23
  • Coronavirus: LA Community College District To Give Out 3,000 Laptops Amid Switch To Online Classes

    Coronavirus: LA Community College District To Give Out 3,000 Laptops Amid Switch To Online Classes
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – As nearly all Southern California schools and colleges contend with switching to online learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic, 300 free laptops were given out to Los Angeles Community College District students Sunday, with hundreds more on the way.
    March 22, 2020. (CBS2)
    The laptops were handed out in a drive-up process at the district’s downtown L.A. Headquarters.
    To qualify, students had to preregister online and then apply for a specific scholarship to get appr
  • ACM Awards Rescheduled For Sept. 16

    ACM Awards Rescheduled For Sept. 16
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A new, Sept. 16 date was announced Monday for the ACM Awards.
    The 55th Academy of Country Music Awards was originally scheduled to air April 5, but was postponed as the coronavirus outbreak expanded in the U.S. The ACM will now air “Our Country,” which will feature at-home acoustic performances with top country artists.
    The ACMs will now take place Wednesday, Sept. 16, airing on CBS and on-demand on CBS All Access. The awards show will be hosted by 15-time
  • Simulated March Madness: Maryland Vs. Baylor For National Championship

    Simulated March Madness: Maryland Vs. Baylor For National Championship
    (CBS Local/CBS Baltimore)- Heading into another week without sports due to the coronavirus pandemic, we as sports fans are making do with what is available to us.
    Over the weekend, CBS aired classic NCAA Tournament games including several recent championship matchups. ESPN brought back “The Ocho” on Sunday featuring a wide array of the weirdest sports from around the globe. And now, on this Monday after what would have been the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament, we have a natio
  • Home Damaged In Sherman Oaks Mudslide

    Home Damaged In Sherman Oaks Mudslide
    SHERMAN OAKS (CBSLA) – Heavy rains triggered a mudslide which damaged at least one home in Sherman Oaks late Sunday night.
    March 23, 2020. (CBS2)
    The mudslide occurred sometime before 10 p.m. in the 15000 block of West Hamner Drive.
    The debris from the slide damaged a backyard and appeared to open up a sinkhole alongside the house. Los Angeles Fire Department crews responded to the home.
    (CBS2)
    It’s unclear if there were any injuries. There was no word on the extent of the damage to
  • Placido Domingo Says He Is Positive For COVID-19; Harvey Weinstein Reportedly Contracts Coronavirus In Jail

    Placido Domingo Says He Is Positive For COVID-19; Harvey Weinstein Reportedly Contracts Coronavirus In Jail
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Placido Domingo, the former general manager of the Los Angeles Opera, says he has contracted COVID-19, he said in a Facebook post Sunday.
    “I feel it is my moral duty to announce to you that I have tested positive for COVID19, the Corona virus (sic),” Domingo wrote. “My family and I are all in self isolation for as long as it is deemed medically necessary.”
    Domingo said he had a fever and was coughing before deciding to get tested, and the resul
  • 55th ACM Awards Will Air September 16th Following Coronavirus Postponement

    55th ACM Awards Will Air September 16th Following Coronavirus Postponement
    Last week the Academy of Country Music and CBS announced they will broadcast ACM Presents: Our Country on April 5th in place of The 55th ACM Awards due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. Earlier today both groups also announced the new air date for the postponed awards which will take place, Wednesday, September 16th at 8:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT. As previously announced, the special that honors the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry will be hosted by reigning ACM
  • Coronavirus: LA Trails, Golf Courses Closed Due To Large Weekend Crowds

    Coronavirus: LA Trails, Golf Courses Closed Due To Large Weekend Crowds
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – After being inundated with massive crowds over the weekend amid the coronavirus outbreak, the city of L.A. made the decision to close all its public golf courses, while dozens of trails in the region were also shut down.
    People, some wearing face masks, walk in Griffith Park with the Hollywood sign behind them on March 22, 2020. (Getty Images)
    The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority – a government agency which manages 75,000 acres of parkland in the
  • 2 Earthquakes Rattle Ridgecrest Desert Area

    2 Earthquakes Rattle Ridgecrest Desert Area
    RIDGECREST (CBSLA) — Earthquakes continued to rattle the Central Valley desert this weekend, the biggest of which was a magnitude-4.3 that struck 29 miles from Ridgecrest.
    (credit: USGS)
    The magnitude-4.3 earthquake hit the community of Searles Valley at 10:53 p.m. Sunday. It was followed up a few hours later by a magnitude-2.2 earthquake at 4:20 a.m. Monday.
    “Did You Feel It?” responses mostly came in from Ridgecrest and nearby Trona, but some came in from Upland in San Bernar
  • Coronavirus: LAUSD To Open 60 Grab And Go Food Centers For Families

    Coronavirus: LAUSD To Open 60 Grab And Go Food Centers For Families
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles Unified School District has set up 60 Grab & Go Food Centers amid recent developments in the global coronavirus pandemic.Los Angeles Unified, in partnership with the Red Cross, is working to provide nutritious meals to all students who need them during the temporary closure of schools.
    **Attention parents and students** LAUSD is opening Grab & Go Food Centers, giving families 60 sites where they can pick up food for their children.Find one near
  • USNS Mercy, Naval Hospital Ship, Heading To LA For Coronavirus Response

    USNS Mercy, Naval Hospital Ship, Heading To LA For Coronavirus Response
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — President Donald Trump said the Navy vessel USNS Mercy, the world’s largest hospital ship, will be deployed to the Port of Los Angeles as part of the coronavirus response.
    Hospitals in the Southland are filling up quickly as coronavirus cases continue to climb. The ship is expected to alleviate some of those burdens to bring more hospital beds to the area.
    RELATED: Hospitals Running Out Of Protective Gear
    The Navy says the vessel has 1,000 beds.
    The staff on boa
  • Free LA High School Teacher Killed In Long Beach Hit-And-Run

    Free LA High School Teacher Killed In Long Beach Hit-And-Run
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — An L.A. teacher was hit and killed in Long Beach and police are searching for the motorist.
    Velton Johnson was a social studies, history and gardening teacher at Free L.A. High School.
    The crash happened Monday evening while Johnson was crossing the street at 7th Street and Ultimo Avenue, according to his students.
    Anyone with information on the fatal crash was asked to call Long Beach police at 562-570-7260 or 562-435-6711.
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  • Garcetti: More Masks Ordered, Testing Portal To Be Rolled Out

    Garcetti: More Masks Ordered, Testing Portal To Be Rolled Out
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti gave updates Sunday evening about L.A.’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
    Garcetti said protective masks have been ordered to help hospitals concerned about shortages as they fight to treat infected patients.
    The mayor also announced that there are efforts being made to get wider access to coronavirus testing kits. He said they are rolling out a testing portal within the next few days where individuals can
  • President Trump Approves California’s ‘Major Disaster’ Declaration

    President Trump Approves California’s ‘Major Disaster’ Declaration
    SACRAMENTO (CBSLA) — President Donald Trump on Sunday approved Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Presidential Major Disaster Declaration request to assist in the state’s coronavirus response.
    Trump said in a briefing that he was approving declarations for California, New York and Washington. He said the Navy vessel USNS Mercy, the world’s largest hospital ship, will be deployed to Los Angeles as part of the response to help with the expected shortage of hospital beds
    Last week, Newsom
  • Coronavirus And College: Complications Amid The Pandemic

    Coronavirus And College: Complications Amid The Pandemic
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The coronavirus pandemic is causing students and employees to make big shifts in their everyday activities.
    With the SAT and ACT canceled through May and campus tours and information sessions closed, college plans are being put on pause around the world.
    Collegewise Chief Academic Officer Arun Ponnusamy said even though things are uncertain, high schoolers still need to stay on top of their studies.
    “Maybe we’ll get to a point where students are able to ta
  • Some Californians Not In Compliance Of Coronavirus Orders

    Some Californians Not In Compliance Of Coronavirus Orders
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Some Californians are not listening to orders to stay at home during the coronavirus pandemic.
    While nightlife was quiet Saturday — due in part to locations no longer offering dine-in services — some beaches and trails were still packed with people.
    RELATED: Californians Adjust To First Weekend Under Stay At Home Order
    Golfers were on the links in Porter Ranch, despite L.A. County Department of Pubilc Health specifically saying golf courses should be close
  • Some Californians Not In Compliance Of Coronavirus Stay At Home Order

    Some Californians Not In Compliance Of Coronavirus Stay At Home Order
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Some Californians are not listening to orders to stay at home during the coronavirus pandemic.
    While nightlife was quiet Saturday — due in part to locations no longer offering dine-in services — beaches and trails were still packed with people.
    Golfers were on the links in Porter Ranch, despite L.A. County Department of Pubilc Health specifically saying golf courses should be closed right now.
    At Parks Chapel AME Church in San Fernando, police were called
  • Some Californians In Non-Compliance Of Coronavirus Stay At Home Order

    Some Californians In Non-Compliance Of Coronavirus Stay At Home Order
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Some Californians are not listening to orders to stay at home during the coronavirus pandemic.
    While nightlife was quiet Saturday — due in part to locations no longer offering dine-in services — beaches and trails were still packed with people.
    Golfers were on the links in Porter Ranch, despite L.A. County Department of Pubilc Health specifically saying golf courses should be closed right now.
    Mayor Eric Garcetti shared a message on Instagram reminding peo

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