• Barred Owl Gets Stuck In Fireplace After Going Down Chimney

    Barred Owl Gets Stuck In Fireplace After Going Down Chimney
    BOLTON (CBS) — A barred owl stuck in the fireplace of a home needed help from the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife earlier this month. The owl likely found its way into the chimney and was unable to escape, a Facebook post from Mass. Wildlife said.
    “Fortunately, our Central District Manager Todd Olanyk was able to assist, carefully removing the owl from the fireplace and examining it for injuries before releasing it outside, where it quickly flew off,” the post
  • Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura Making Progress In COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts

    Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura Making Progress In COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties all reported additional deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus Wednesday.
    Riverside County health officials reported 173 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases and 20 additional fatalities, bringing countywide totals to 290,498 cases and 3,849 deaths. Of those who contracted the illness, 277,141 had recovered.
    There were 303 COVID-19 patients hospitalized Wednesday, 66 of whom were being treated in intensive care units &mdash
  • LA County Confirms First Case Of COVID Variant First Detected In Brazil

    LA County Confirms First Case Of COVID Variant First Detected In Brazil
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Wednesday reported 1,759 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases and 116 deaths, bringing countywide totals to 1,195,913 cases and 21,669 deaths.
    Of the new deaths reported, 32 people were over the age of 80, 39 people were between the ages of 65 and 79, 21 people were between the ages of 50 and 64, eight people were between the ages of 30 and 49 and one person was between the ages of 18 and 29. Long Beach reported 13 deaths a
  • LA County Confirms Case Of COVID Variant First Detected In Brazil

    LA County Confirms Case Of COVID Variant First Detected In Brazil
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Wednesday reported 1,759 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases and 116 deaths, bringing countywide totals to 1,195,913 cases and 21,669 deaths.
    Of the new deaths reported, 32 people were over the age of 80, 39 people were between the ages of 65 and 79, 21 people were between the ages of 50 and 64, eight people were between the ages of 30 and 49 and one person was between the ages of 18 and 29. Long Beach reported 13 deaths a
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  • OC Officials Hope County Will Enter Red Tier By St. Patrick’s Day

    OC Officials Hope County Will Enter Red Tier By St. Patrick’s Day
    SANTA ANA (CBSLA) — Orange County Wednesday continued to show declining trends in cases of COVID-19, giving county officials hope of graduating to the less-restrictive red tier of the state’s coronavirus reopening system by St. Patrick’s Day.
    The county reported 160 new COVID-19 cases, raising the caseload to 246,980, and 14 more fatalities, raising the death toll to 3,966.
    Hospitalization rates continued to decline, with 403 patients as of Wednesday, down from 425 on Tuesday,
  • Rose Parade To Return In Pasadena January 2022

    Rose Parade To Return In Pasadena January 2022
    PASADENA (CBSLA) – Tournament of Roses officials say they are “actively planning for the return” of the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game on Jan. 1, 2022.
    The parade will feature the theme that was planned for this year’s procession, “Dream. Believe. Achieve.”
    The 2021 Tournament of Roses Parade was officially canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Since it started in 1891, the annual parade has not taken place only three times – the wartime years
  • LAPD Officer Struck While Conducting Traffic Control In South LA Dies

    LAPD Officer Struck While Conducting Traffic Control In South LA Dies
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A Los Angeles police officer struck last month while conducting traffic control in South Los Angeles following a crash has died, the department confirmed Wednesday.
    According to police, the officer was conducting traffic control at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Trinity Street Feb. 26 following a crash. (CBSLA)
    Jose Anzora was assigned to the Newton Division and responded to a crash Feb. 26 at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulev
  • SUV Crashes Into Building In South Los Angeles

    SUV Crashes Into Building In South Los Angeles
    SOUTH LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A vehicle crashed into a building in South Los Angeles Wednesday evening.
    According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, the crash happened at about 5:30 near the intersection of Vernon Avenue and Hoover Street.
    It was not immediately clear what led up to the crash or if there were any injuries.SUV into a grocery store in South LAHoover at Vernon, how did the SUV get so perfectly perpendicular to street traffic? No word on injuries but @LAFD is worried the struct
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  • James Lesnau Charged With Fatally Stabbing Family Member In Mid-Wilshire Area

    James Lesnau Charged With Fatally Stabbing Family Member In Mid-Wilshire Area
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – An ex-con who allegedly fatally stabbed a male relative at an apartment in the Mid-Wilshire area of Los Angeles was charged Wednesday with murder and other counts.
    James Anthony Lesnau, 28, is charged with one felony count each of murder, first-degree residential burglary, battery with serious bodily injury, assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury, attempted mayhem and two felony counts each of criminal threats and assault with a deadly weapon.
  • LA County COVID Vaccination Sites Focusing On Equity, Access

    LA County COVID Vaccination Sites Focusing On Equity, Access
    WILLOWBROOK (CBSLA) — More vaccine sites are opening up in Los Angeles County to help get shots to underserved communities hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.
    “Thank God for the vaccine,” Gwendolyn Beck said.
    She recently got her first dose of the vaccine and on Wednesday drove her brother to Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital to make sure he got his second dose.
    “I would recommend it to everyone for their safety,” she said.
    And the hospital is hoping to make
  • Storm Brings Hail, Wet Driving Conditions To Southern California

    Storm Brings Hail, Wet Driving Conditions To Southern California
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — March weather has finally arrived, bringing cooler temperatures and rain to Southern California.
    (credit: CBS)
    The storm started to come down late Wednesday morning, and brought brief, heavy downpours to several areas in Orange County, making for some dangerous driving conditions in places like Aliso Viejo.
    Hail was also reported by some adventurous hikers at Fryman Canyon in Studio City.The National Weather Service said that heavy rain at times, small hail and lightn
  • LA Schools To Resume Outdoor Sports; Participants Required To Wear Masks, Undergo Weekly COVID Testing

    LA Schools To Resume Outdoor Sports; Participants Required To Wear Masks, Undergo Weekly COVID Testing
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Los Angeles Unified schools will begin allowing students ages 13 and older to participate in outdoor sports competitions, officials announced Wednesday.
    Superintendent Austin Beutner said Wednesday that under Los Angeles County Department of Public Health guidelines, LAUSD will resume the following athletic activities for their respective seasons: cross country, football, water polo, baseball, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming/diving, tennis, track and field
  • West Valley Animal Shelter To Reopen On March 15 After Closing Due To Pandemic

    West Valley Animal Shelter To Reopen On March 15 After Closing Due To Pandemic
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The West Valley Animal Shelter is set to reopen on March 15 after temporarily closing last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Los Angeles officials said Wednesday.
    “Since last summer, I have fought to get the West Valley Center reopened as a city-operated animal shelter, and I’m very glad to let our residents know that we succeeded,” Councilman John Lee said in a statement.
    “Without this facility, the entire San Fernando Valley would only have
  • Police Seeking Two Stolen Jack Armstrong Original Paintings

    Police Seeking Two Stolen Jack Armstrong Original Paintings
    IMAGINE #3 Jack Armstrong Original Acrylic on Canvas 24”X36” Signed “Jack” on the Verso along with other markings
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Pacific Division are asking for the public’s help after a car was stolen with two original Jack Armstrong paintings inside.
    Police said on February 25 around 7:30 p.m. the victim parked and secured his 4-door black Lincoln MKZ near the area of Kenyon Avenue and 80th Str
  • Deputies Seek Missing Man With Dementia Last Seen In East Compton Area

    Deputies Seek Missing Man With Dementia Last Seen In East Compton Area
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Deputies asked the public’s help Wednesday locating a missing man with dementia who was last seen in the unincorporated area of East Compton.
    Francisco Guemes Reyes, 58, was last seen about 10:30 a.m. Monday in the 14700 block of South White Avenue, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.
    Reyes was described as 5-feet tall and 149 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. He was wearing a gray polo shirt, dark jeans, and black sandals when he was la
  • Police Say No Evidence Of Foul Play In Deaths Of 2 At Base Of Cliff In San Pedro

    Police Say No Evidence Of Foul Play In Deaths Of 2 At Base Of Cliff In San Pedro
    SAN PEDRO (CBSLA) — The investigation continued Wednesday into the deaths of a young man and woman found at the base of a cliff near Point Fermin Park in San Pedro, though police said there was no evidence of foul play.
    The bodies of the victims, 23-year-old Brandon Escobar and 21-year-old Rayana Valdez, were found at about 5:20 p.m. Monday on rocks near the shoreline in the 500 block of West Paseo Del Mar.
    A spokesperson for the coroner’s office said the autopsies had not yet been c
  • Newsom Predicts Fans Will Be Allowed In The Stands For MLB Opening Day

    Newsom Predicts Fans Will Be Allowed In The Stands For MLB Opening Day
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Fans at Dodger Stadium and other Southern California ballparks could be back for Opening Day – at limited capacity – if current coronavirus trends hold, officials said Wednesday.
    During a visit to Long Beach, Gov. Gavin Newsom said state officials are in “advanced conversations” with Major League Baseball and local health authorities across the state to get fans back in the seats of outdoor stadiums when baseball season begins.
    Newsom cited a d
  • LA City Council Approves $5 Hero Pay; Emergency Order Goes To Garcetti For Signature

    LA City Council Approves $5 Hero Pay; Emergency Order Goes To Garcetti For Signature
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — An emergency order boosting the pay of grocery store and pharmacy workers during the pandemic has been approved by the L.A. City Council and now goes to Mayor Eric Garcetti for his signature.
    TORRANCE, CA – APRIL 27: Jose Gonzalez, grocery manager at the Vons located at 24325 Crenshaw Blvd in Torrance arranges product on shelves before doors open at 6 a.m. for seniors and at-risk shoppers due to the Coronavirus. Most of the team arrives at 5 a.m. to stock the sh
  • Doctor Shares Hidden Dangers Of iPhone 12 For People With Pacemakers

    Doctor Shares Hidden Dangers Of iPhone 12 For People With Pacemakers
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA-TV) — According to a new warning from doctors, there are two devices people depend on that should never be near each other.
    The warning relates to pacemakers and the iPhone 12, which contains electromagnetic technology and more magnets than previous models.
    Dr. Krishna Kancharla, a cardiologist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, told KDKA-TV, “It can inhibit an important treatment for the patient if it’s left there a long duration.”
    According
  • Outdoor Dining To Be Expanded Along Third Street Promenade In Santa Monica

    Outdoor Dining To Be Expanded Along Third Street Promenade In Santa Monica
    SANTA MONICA (CBSLA) — Outdoor dining along Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica will be expanded to help support restaurants as they reopen, officials announced Wednesday.
    “Adapting public space for expanded outdoor dining is a key initiative in our business recovery efforts,” said Kathleen Rawson, Downtown Santa Monica Inc.’s chief executive officer.
    “We are so inspired by the resilience and innovation of the businesses as they continue to navigate change. We kn
  • Power Restored On Westside After Fire At LADWP Facility Caused Outages To About 45K Customers

    Power Restored On Westside After Fire At LADWP Facility Caused Outages To About 45K Customers
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Power was restored Wednesday to about 45,000 customers on the Westside of Los Angeles after a fire at a Los Angeles Department of Water and Power receiving station caused an outage.
    Firefighters responded to the 1800 block of Centinela Avenue at 10:16 a.m. to extinguished the flames, the Los Angeles Fire Department reported. No injuries were reported.
    “Our crews are responding to the outage affecting some neighborhoods on the Westside,” the LADWP tweeted l
  • Border Patrol: SUVs Loaded With Migrants Came Through Hole In Border Fence, Believed To Part Of Smuggling Operation

    Border Patrol: SUVs Loaded With Migrants Came Through Hole In Border Fence, Believed To Part Of Smuggling Operation
    HOLTVILLE, CA – MARCH 2, 2021: A CHP officer looks inside a mangled SUV which was carrying 25 people when it collided with a semi-truck killing 13 on Highway 115 near the Mexican border on March 2, 2021 in Holtville, California. All the back seats had beens stripped form the vehicle. The passengers in the SUV ranged in age form 15-53.(Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
    HOLTVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Thirteen people killed in one of the deadliest border crashes on record wer
  • Border Patrol: SUVs Loaded With Migrants Came Through Hole In Border Fence, Believed To Be Part Of Smuggling Operation

    Border Patrol: SUVs Loaded With Migrants Came Through Hole In Border Fence, Believed To Be Part Of Smuggling Operation
    HOLTVILLE, CA – MARCH 2, 2021: A CHP officer looks inside a mangled SUV which was carrying 25 people when it collided with a semi-truck killing 13 on Highway 115 near the Mexican border on March 2, 2021 in Holtville, California. All the back seats had beens stripped form the vehicle. The passengers in the SUV ranged in age form 15-53.(Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
    HOLTVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Thirteen people killed in one of the deadliest border crashes on record wer
  • Manhattan Beach Police Officer Charged With Sending Sexually Explicit Messages To Teenage Girl

    Manhattan Beach Police Officer Charged With Sending Sexually Explicit Messages To Teenage Girl
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A Manhattan Beach police officer has been charged with sending sexually explicit messages to a 15-year-old girl who came to the station to report a crime, Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon said Wednesday.
    John Cheatham, 33, was charged on Feb. 25 with two felony counts of contacting a minor for a sexual offense and a misdemeanor count of annoying or molesting a child.
    Prosecutors say Cheatham met the girl when she was at the police station to report a
  • Dolly Parton Gets ‘A Dose Of Her Own Medicine’; Receives COVID-19 Vaccine

    Dolly Parton Gets ‘A Dose Of Her Own Medicine’; Receives COVID-19 Vaccine
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Dolly Parton received “a dose of her own medicine” this week when she got her first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine.
    “Well hey, it’s me,” the singer said in a video posted on her Twitter. “I’m finally going to get my vaccine. I’m so excited.”Dolly gets a dose of her own medicine. @VUMChealth pic.twitter.com/38kJrDzLqC
    — Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) March 2, 2021She continued, “I’ve been waiting a whil
  • LA Metro Considers Getting Rid Of Fares For Low-Income Riders Beginning In 2022

    LA Metro Considers Getting Rid Of Fares For Low-Income Riders Beginning In 2022
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The agency that operates public transportation in Los Angeles County is continuing efforts to explore the possibility of eliminating fares entirely on its trains and buses.
    The L.A. County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Wednesday is kicking off the first of five community meetings to discuss a pilot program that would eliminate fares for low-income riders.
    Metro’s Fareless System Initiative, an exploratory task force, has proposed an 18-month pilot progra
  • Storm Brings Cooler Temperatures, Rain, Snow To Southern California

    Storm Brings Cooler Temperatures, Rain, Snow To Southern California
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — March weather has finally arrived, bringing cooler temperatures and rain to Southern California.
    (credit: CBS)
    The storm started to come down late Wednesday morning, and brought brief, heavy downpours to several areas in Orange County.
    The National Weather Service said that heavy rain at times, small hail and lighting was possible in southern Los Angeles County and off the Orange County coast toward Catalina.
    Snow was also a possibility at elevations of about 5,000 fe
  • California DMV Warns Of Text Message Phishing Scam Asking For Real ID Information Update

    California DMV Warns Of Text Message Phishing Scam Asking For Real ID Information Update
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The California DMV issued an alert this week about a text message phishing scam related to REAL ID compliance.
    Several people have reported receiving a text message that says “Our records indicate that your contact information must be updated for REAL ID Compliance. Provide an Up-to-date Mailing Address and Phone Number.” Pressing the continue button brings up another message that says “Action Needed: Due to an update on our new regulation complaint,
  • On 30-Year Anniversary Of The Rodney King Beating, LA Recalls One Of The Most Defining Moments Of Its History

    On 30-Year Anniversary Of The Rodney King Beating, LA Recalls One Of The Most Defining Moments Of Its History
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – It was 30-years-ago Wednesday that one of the most defining moments in Los Angeles history took place, changing the face of the city forever.
    FILE — Rodney King after the acquittal of the four LAPD officers who striked him with their batons on March 3, 1991. (Bill Nation/Sygma via Getty Images)
    On March 3, 1991, a plumber named George Holliday recorded four white LAPD officers using batons, Tasers, feet and fists to beat a Black man later identified as Rodney Ki
  • 2021 Schedules Released For USC, UCLA Football

    2021 Schedules Released For USC, UCLA Football
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — USC and UCLA football will be back this fall with a full schedule.
    The Pac-12 has released its 2021 football schedule, which includes out-of-conference games, unlike last season.
    UCLA will kick off its year a week earlier than the rest of the conference, taking on Hawaii at the Rose Bowl on Aug. 28. They’ll get a second Bye week because of the early Hawaii game, then go on to face a tough three-game stretch against Washington, Oregon, and Utah.
    Their full schedu

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