• Bezos, Bloomberg Among Biggest Billionaire Donors To Charity In 2020

    Bezos, Bloomberg Among Biggest Billionaire Donors To Charity In 2020
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – During the pandemic, the world’s ultra-wealthy have given billions of dollars to charities helping causes that range from homelessness to racial inequality.
    “In many ways, donors were called to action in March and many responded without hesitation,” said Nick Tedesco of the National Center for Family Philanthropy. “And what we witnessed from the response is something absolutely incredible. It’s a shedding of old habits, these patterns of
  • 23-Year-Old Charged With Molesting Woman in Santa Ana Store

    23-Year-Old Charged With Molesting Woman in Santa Ana Store
    SANTA ANA (CBSLA) – A 23-year-old transient was charged Wednesday with molesting a woman in a business.
    Bret Wade Bishop is accused of walking into a business at 1319 N. Main St. in Santa Ana on Monday and allegedly knocking a woman working there to the floor and groping her breasts, Santa Ana Police Department Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said.
    A security guard chased him out, but he returned later and knocked her down again and ripped her blouse as he groped her breasts again, Bertagna said.
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  • Riverside Adds 419 New COVID-19 Cases, 12 Deaths; San Bernardino Reports 253 Cases, 22 Deaths

    Riverside Adds 419 New COVID-19 Cases, 12 Deaths; San Bernardino Reports 253 Cases, 22 Deaths
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties all reported additional deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus Wednesday.
    Riverside County health officials reported 419 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases and 12 additional fatalities, bringing countywide totals to 288,960 cases and 3,707 deaths. Of those who contracted the illness, 268,360 had recovered.
    There were 406 COVID-19 patients hospitalized Wednesday, 116 of whom were being treated in intensive care units &mdas
  • Pasadena’s Lucky Boy Burgers Sues Postmates Alleging Unfair Business Practices

    Pasadena’s Lucky Boy Burgers Sues Postmates Alleging Unfair Business Practices
    PASADENA (CBSLA) — Lucky Boy, a walk-up burger restaurant in Pasadena, Wednesday filed suit against Postmates accusing the delivery service of unfair business practices.
    Lucky Boy, which operates a popular roadside grill off Arroyo Parkway, has accused the popular delivery service of trademark infringement and unfair competition, alleging that the service used the company’s name without authorization and intentionally posted a menu bearing incorrect information, including lower price
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  • Lynne Thompson Announced As 2021 Los Angeles Poet Laureate

    Lynne Thompson Announced As 2021 Los Angeles Poet Laureate
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Mayor Eric Garcetti Wednesday announced that native Angeleno Lynne Thompson is the 2021 Los Angeles Poet Laureate.
    Garcetti described Thompson as an “acclaimed writer, an outspoken force who uses words to tell stories and unite communities and open us up to perspectives.”
    Lynne Thompson speaks at gala celebrating the 27th Annual of artworxLA.
    “A native of South L.A., in so much of her work, our city, its character, its dynamism, its challenges and it
  • Mayor Eric Garcetti Urges Property Owners To Sign Up For City’s New Program

    Mayor Eric Garcetti Urges Property Owners To Sign Up For City’s New Program
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Mayor Eric Garcetti Wednesday urged property owners to sign up for the city’s Lease-Up program, which matches landlords with tenants who need a home, with rent guaranteed by the government.
    “For property owners, it’s a dream come true. That rent is guaranteed to come to you each month without having to hit anybody up for it, without anybody missing a month,” Garcetti said.
    The program has added 1,200 homes since November, according to Garcetti.
  • Restaurants Hopeful Orange County Will Soon Move To Red Tier, Allowing Indoor Dining To Resume

    Restaurants Hopeful Orange County Will Soon Move To Red Tier, Allowing Indoor Dining To Resume
    TUSTIN (CBSLA) — As Orange County’s COVID-19 metrics continued to move closer to the less-restrictive red tier Wednesday, restaurant workers began to prepare for the possibility of indoor dining returning.
    Orange County restaurant owners hope that lower COVID case numbers are a sign that the county will be moving from the most-restrictive purple to the red tier in the coming weeks.
    Business has dropped 35 percent at Christakis Greek Cuisine since indoor dining has stopped. (credit: C
  • Former California State Senator John Moorlach Infected With COVID-19

    Former California State Senator John Moorlach Infected With COVID-19
    SANTA ANA (CBSLA) – Former state Sen. John Moorlach, a candidate for the Second District seat on the Orange County Board of Supervisors, is putting a pause on his campaign for another term on the board as he recovers from COVID-19. Moorlach said he tested positive on Monday.
    “I have a slight headache, sore throat, and Monday night I couldn’t sleep very well,” he said.
    Moorlach, however, was still planning on making fundraising calls from his home.
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  • Former CA Senator John Moorlach Infected With COVID-19

    Former CA Senator John Moorlach Infected With COVID-19
    SANTA ANA (CBSLA) – Former state Sen. John Moorlach, a candidate for the Second District seat on the Orange County Board of Supervisors, is putting a pause on his campaign for another term on the board as he recovers from COVID-19. Moorlach said he tested positive on Monday.
    “I have a slight headache, sore throat, and Monday night I couldn’t sleep very well,” he said.
    Moorlach, however, was still planning on making fundraising calls from his home.
    “I still need to k
  • Country Music Star Trisha Yearwood Tests Positive For COVID-19, Husband Garth Brooks Negative

    Country Music Star Trisha Yearwood Tests Positive For COVID-19, Husband Garth Brooks Negative
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Country music superstar Trisha Yearwood has tested positive for COVID-19, it was announced Wednesday on social media.Yearwood, and her husband Garth Brooks, were said to be quarantining at their Tennessee home after a member of their team tested positive for the virus when they got Yearwood’s positive test result.
    “The Queen and I have now tested twice,” Brooks said in a Facebook post. “Officially, she’s diagnosed as ‘on her way out
  • Oxnard Church Volunteer Accused Of Sexually Assaulting 3 Teen Girls

    Oxnard Church Volunteer Accused Of Sexually Assaulting 3 Teen Girls
    VENTURA (CBSLA) — A church volunteer has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting three teenage girls, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday.
    Isaias “Carlos” Vasquez was initially arrested by the Oxnard Police Department Feb. 15 on suspicion of rape of an unconscious person, after a 14-year-old girl reported that he had sexually assaulted her at a motel after luring her to the location under the pretense of a cleaning job. He was released Feb. 17 on
  • Doctors Expect Tiger Woods To Walk Again, But Golf Legend Likely ‘Never The Same’ After Crash

    Doctors Expect Tiger Woods To Walk Again, But Golf Legend Likely ‘Never The Same’ After Crash
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Tiger Woods is at the beginning of a long road to recovery after the golfing legend suffered major leg injuries during a rollover crash Tuesday morning.
    Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Jaime Hernandez says Woods is just lucky to have survived the impact.
    “After an injury like this, things are never the same,” said Hernandez. “All of this taken together is obviously a pretty severe injury and requires healing to different structures – bone, soft tissue,
  • School Employees Eligible For COVID-19 Vaccine In Ventura County

    School Employees Eligible For COVID-19 Vaccine In Ventura County
    VENTURA (CBSLA) — Ventura County Wednesday announced that it had expanded vaccine eligibility to include school employees.
    “A fully functioning school system is one of the keys to getting our lives back to normal,” Dr. Cesar Morales, deputy superintendent for the Ventura County Office of Education, said. “The sooner we can get school employees vaccinated, the sooner we will be able to bring all of our students back to the classroom.”
    The county said its goal was to
  • LA County Reports 18 Confirmed Cases Of UK COVID-19 Variant

    LA County Reports 18 Confirmed Cases Of UK COVID-19 Variant
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said Wednesday there are now 18 confirmed cases in the county of the COVID-19 variant first detected in the United Kingdom.
    According to Ferrer, officials from county health and USC are investigating a university outbreak of four cases, two of which have been confirmed to be the UK variant, and the other two are suspected of being that variant.
    “The individuals are doing well and they are in isolation,&rdq
  • Santa Ana Police Officer, Steven Lopez, Pleads Guilty To Federal Bribery Charge

    Santa Ana Police Officer, Steven Lopez, Pleads Guilty To Federal Bribery Charge
    LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A Santa Ana police officer pleaded guilty Wednesday to accepting $128,000 in bribes from a person who was seeking to obstruct law enforcement activities against his illegally operating businesses in Orange County.
    Steven Lopez, 28, of Chino, pleaded guilty to a single count of bribery concerning programs receiving federal funds, a felony carrying a sentence of up to 10 years in prison.
    Between last August and November, Lopez received about $128,000 in bribes from an ind
  • More Resources: COVID Medical Bills

    More Resources: COVID Medical Bills
    (CBSLA) – CBS Los Angeles reached out to several large insurance companies, and this is what they sent us in regard to how they are handling co-pays and deductibles for COVID-related treatment:
    UNITED HEALTHCARE:
    The website is updated regularly with information for members on COVID co-pays and deductibles.
    COVID-19 testing-related visits
    You will have $0 cost-share (copay, coinsurance or deductible) for COVID-19 testing-related visits during the national public health emergency period, cu
  • Burbank Council Votes To Take Legal Action Against Tinhorn Flats

    Burbank Council Votes To Take Legal Action Against Tinhorn Flats
    BURBANK (CBSLA) — The Burbank City Council Tuesday unanimously voted to take legal action against Tinhorn Flats in an effort to close the restaurant.
    “The city is acting as expeditiously as possible within the confines of the court system,” the city said in a statement.
    The latest escalation follows the business’ refusal to close after the city revoked its operating license for violating both Los Angeles County health orders and the Burbank Municipal Code.
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  • Youth Sports Get Green Light To Resume In Los Angeles, Orange Counties

    Youth Sports Get Green Light To Resume In Los Angeles, Orange Counties
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The California Department of Public Health has given the green light for high school sports to resume in both Los Angeles and Orange counties.
    With the adjusted daily case rate of coronavirus falling behind the necessary thresholds in both counties, high school sports that were banned during the pandemic – like football and basketball – can now resume under new guidelines.
    Sports like football, basketball, rugby, and water polo players will be required to
  • Road Closures Begin Near Beverly Hilton Ahead Of This Weekend’s Golden Globe Awards

    Road Closures Begin Near Beverly Hilton Ahead Of This Weekend’s Golden Globe Awards
    BEVERLY HILLS (CBSLA) — The first in a series of road closures around the Beverly Hilton began Wednesday to accommodate the 78th annual Golden Globe Awards.
    Drivers are advised to plan for road closures around the Beverly Hilton ahead of the Feb. 28 ceremony.
    According to the city, beginning at 6 a.m. Wednesday, the eastbound curb lane of Wilshire Boulevard east of Whittier will be closed, as will Merv Griffin Way in both directions between North Santa Monica and Wilshire boulevards. Both
  • Stimulus Check Update: Why Your Next Relief Payment May Not Be $1,400

    Stimulus Check Update: Why Your Next Relief Payment May Not Be $1,400
    (CBS Detroit) — A $1,400 third stimulus check is currently working its way through Congress as part of a $1.9 trillion relief package. The Biden administration’s American Rescue Plan, in its proposed form, also features better unemployment benefits, an improved child tax credit and a $15 minimum wage. These and other possible programs are meant to provide additional aid to millions of Americans dealing with economic hardship stemming from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. How it evolves
  • LA County To Review Steep Stretch Of Road Where Tiger Woods Crashed Described As Dangerous: ‘We Go Through Brakes A Lot’

    LA County To Review Steep Stretch Of Road Where Tiger Woods Crashed Described As Dangerous: ‘We Go Through Brakes A Lot’
    RANCHO PALOS VERDES (CBSLA) – Los Angeles County officials Wednesday ordered a safety review of the curvy stretch of road in Rancho Palos Verdes where golfer Tiger Woods crashed and was seriously injured.
    Supervisor Janice Hahn directed the county’s Department of Public Works to conduct the review of the stretch of Hawthorne Boulevard that has seen more than a dozen accidents in the past year and is considered extremely dangerous by both neighbors and authorities.
    “Traffic safe
  • Walgreens, Rite-Aid Now Offering COVID-19 Vaccines

    Walgreens, Rite-Aid Now Offering COVID-19 Vaccines
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — People seeking a COVID-19 vaccine can now get one at their local Walgreens or Rite-Aid.
    Walk-ins will not be accepted at either pharmacy, and an appointment made online in advance is required to receive the vaccine.
    But the expansion of distribution to these two retail pharmacies will help more people access the vaccine, which for the first month and a half was only available via local public health clinics and super sites.
    CVS was the first retail pharmacy to begin o
  • LA County Supports Less Strict Threshold For Disneyland, Other Theme Parks To Reopen

    LA County Supports Less Strict Threshold For Disneyland, Other Theme Parks To Reopen
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors went on record Tuesday in support of Assembly Bill 420, which would allow Disneyland, Six Flags Magic Mountain and other theme parks to reopen ahead of the current California guidelines.
    Under Assembly Bill 420, sponsored by Sharon Quirk Silva (D-Buena Park) and Suzette Valladares (R-Santa Clarita) – two districts hit hard by the closures of Disneyland and Six Flags – all theme parks would be place
  • High-Definition Panorama Taken By Mars Rover Perseverance Shows Crater Rim, Cliff Face Of Ancient River Delta

    High-Definition Panorama Taken By Mars Rover Perseverance Shows Crater Rim, Cliff Face Of Ancient River Delta
    PASADENA (CBSLA) — NASA’s Mars rover, Perseverance, has beamed back a high-definition panoramic image of the Red Planet, the first since touching down on Feb. 18.
    The 360-degree panorama was beamed back to Earth by the rover’s Mastcam-Z instrument. It was stitched together from 142 images and reveals the crater rim and cliff face of an ancient river delta in the distance, according to NASA.The Mastcam-Z is dual-camera system capable of zooming in, focusing, taking high-definiti
  • LA City Council Gives Preliminary OK To $5 Hazard Pay For Grocery Store Workers

    LA City Council Gives Preliminary OK To $5 Hazard Pay For Grocery Store Workers
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The Los Angeles City Council Wednesday gave preliminary approval for an extra $5 per hour in hazard pay for grocery store workers citywide due to the health risks they face during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    By a 14-1 vote, the council approved the emergency ordinance, which would require all grocery and drug store chains with at least 300 or more employees nationwide to pay their employees an extra $5 per hour. It would stay in place until L.A. County drops down to the ye
  • No Criminal Charges Being Considered Against Tiger Woods For Crash, Sheriff Says: ‘He Was Lucid’

    No Criminal Charges Being Considered Against Tiger Woods For Crash, Sheriff Says: ‘He Was Lucid’
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Authorities are not considering bringing any criminal charges against golfer Tiger Woods for the Rancho Palos Verdes wreck which left him seriously injured, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Wednesday morning.
    Villanueva told reporters that no criminal charges are being considered against the 45-year-old Woods at this time.
    A tow truck operator secures the car that golf legend Tiger Woods was driving when seriously injured in a rollover accident on Feb.
  • Strong Santa Ana Winds Expected To Blow Into Los Angeles Area Tonight

    Strong Santa Ana Winds Expected To Blow Into Los Angeles Area Tonight
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Strong Santa Ana winds are forecast to return to Southern California Wednesday night.
    A high wind watch was issued by the National Weather Service for the Santa Monica, Ventura County, Los Angeles county mountains and the Santa Clarita Valley Wednesday night through Thursday. Gusts between 55 and 75 mph are expected during the peak of this latest wind event on Thursday morning.Moderate to Strong #SantaAnaWinds expected Wednesday night through Friday, focused over #Los
  • LA City Council Gives Preliminary Approves $5 Hazard Pay For Grocery Store Workers

    LA City Council Gives Preliminary Approves $5 Hazard Pay For Grocery Store Workers
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The Los Angeles City Council Wednesday gave preliminary approval for an extra $5 per hour in hazard pay for grocery store workers citywide due to the health risks they face during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    By a 14-1 vote, the council approved the emergency ordinance, which would require all grocery and drug store chains with at least 300 or more employees nationwide to pay their employees an extra $5 per hour. It would stay in place until L.A. County drops down to the ye
  • Fans Missing Disneyland Can Buy Tickets To Dine At California Adventure Park Starting March 18

    Fans Missing Disneyland Can Buy Tickets To Dine At California Adventure Park Starting March 18
    ANAHEIM (CBSLA) — Disneyland released more details Wednesday about its new outdoor dining experience at the California Adventure Park, scheduled to start on March 18.
    (credit: Joshua Sudock/Disneyland Resort)
    “A Touch of Disney” will be a limited-capacity taste of California Adventure Park starting on March 18, on Thursdays through Mondays from noon to 8 p.m. Introductory $75 tickets will include admission, parking, unlimited downloads of Disney photos taken by park employees,
  • Fans Hungry For ‘A Taste Of Disney’ Can Get Into California Adventure Park On March 18

    Fans Hungry For ‘A Taste Of Disney’ Can Get Into California Adventure Park On March 18
    ANAHEIM (CBSLA) — Disneyland released more details Wednesday about its new outdoor dining experience at the California Adventure Park, scheduled to start on March 18.
    (credit: Joshua Sudock/Disneyland Resort)
    “A Touch of Disney” will be a limited-capacity taste of California Adventure Park starting on March 18, on Thursdays through Mondays from noon to 8 p.m. Introductory $75 tickets will include admission, parking, unlimited downloads of Disney photos taken by park employees,

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