• Culver CityBus Says Fare Collection, Front-Door Boarding To Resume Monday

    Culver CityBus Says Fare Collection, Front-Door Boarding To Resume Monday
    CULVER CITY (CBSLA) — Culver CityBus announced Friday that fare collection and front-door boarding would resume starting Monday.
    The service initially announced the temporary suspension of fare collection for passengers on March 30 due to the coronavirus pandemic. CityBus also began implementing safety measures such as rear-door boarding, mandating face covers for operators and passengers, physical distancing protocols and increased cleaning.
    “Many of our current changes to service h
  • Consumer Alert: 3 Million Ford, Mazda Vehicles Recalled Due To Takata Airbag Issue

    Consumer Alert: 3 Million Ford, Mazda Vehicles Recalled Due To Takata Airbag Issue
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There’s a consumer alert about another Takata airbag recall.
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is forcing Ford and Mazda to recall about three million vehicles because of potentially dangerous airbag inflators.
    The automakers had requested to avoid the recall.
    They now have 30 days to give the agency a schedule to notify owners and begin the recalls.
    At least 18 people in the U.S. have been killed by faulty Takata airbags, which can spray shra
  • Angelenos Have Mixed Reactions To Biden’s Coronavirus ‘100 Days Masking Challenge’

    Angelenos Have Mixed Reactions To Biden’s Coronavirus ‘100 Days Masking Challenge’
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — In one of his first official actions as President of the United States, Joe Biden signed an executive order that mandated face coverings on federal property.
    While the president cannot mandate states and cities to do the same, President Biden is also asking Americans to follow suit and commit to wearing a mask for the next 100 days, called the “100 Days Masking Challenge.”
    Some people in Los Angeles, who already wear masks daily due to local health guidanc
  • Angelenos Have Mixed Reaction To Biden’s Coronavirus ‘100 Days Masking Challenge’

    Angelenos Have Mixed Reaction To Biden’s Coronavirus ‘100 Days Masking Challenge’
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — In one of his first official actions as President of the United States, Joe Biden signed an executive order that mandated face coverings on federal property.
    While the president cannot mandate states and cities to do the same, President Biden is also asking Americans to follow suit and commit to wearing a mask for the next 100 days, called the “100 Days Masking Challenge.”
    Some people in Los Angeles, who already wear masks daily due to local health guidanc
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  • Actor Tom Hanks Hosts Virtual Inaugural Concert Headlined By John Legend, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry

    Actor Tom Hanks Hosts Virtual Inaugural Concert Headlined By John Legend, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Inaugural celebrations looked a lot different this year — traditional galas replaced by a virtual concert recognizing frontline workers.
    Bruce Springsteen kicked off the Celebrating America Inaugural Concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial singing “Land of Hopes and Dreams.”
    The event’s host, actor Tom Hanks, wasted no time addressing the dissension in the nation.
    “We’ve witnessed deep divisions and a troubling rancor in our la
  • Clippers Beat Kings 115-96 For Season-High 5th Straight Win

    Clippers Beat Kings 115-96 For Season-High 5th Straight Win
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored 32 points, Paul George added 19 and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Sacramento Kings 115-96 on Wednesday night for their season-high fifth consecutive victory.
    The Clippers handed the Kings a 38-point loss at their place last Friday. A new week didn’t change anything. Sacramento dropped its fourth in a row and sixth in seven games.
    De’Aaron Fox scored 17 of his 25 points in the first half for the Kings. Glenn Robinson III added 14 point
  • Fire Crews Battle Blaze At Shuttered Sun Valley Restaurant

    Fire Crews Battle Blaze At Shuttered Sun Valley Restaurant
    SUN VALLEY (CBSLA) — Crews with the Los Angeles Fire Department Wednesday battled a blaze at a vacant structure in Sun Valley.
    According to the department, the fire broke out in the one-story building in the 8400 block of Sunland Boulevard at about 8:41.
    By 9 p.m., the 83 firefighters assigned to the greater alarm fire had taken a defensive position as flames overtook the building.
    Shortly before 10 p.m., the blaze was upgraded to a major emergency fire with 111 LAFD personnel assigned. Fi
  • Eriksson Ek Helps Wild Cap Road Trip With 3-2 Win Over Ducks

    Eriksson Ek Helps Wild Cap Road Trip With 3-2 Win Over Ducks
    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Joel Eriksson Ek had a goal and an assist, including the game-winning score early in the third period, and the Minnesota Wild capped a successful season-opening road trip with a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night.
    Andy Welinski #45 of the Anaheim Ducks skates with the puck with pressure from Nico Sturm #7 of the Minnesota Wild during the first period of the Jan. 20 game at the Honda Center in Anaheim. (Photo by Debora Robinson/NHLI via Getty Images
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  • Fire Crews Battling Blaze At Shuttered Sun Valley Restaurant

    Fire Crews Battling Blaze At Shuttered Sun Valley Restaurant
    SUN VALLEY (CBSLA) — Crews with the Los Angeles Fire Department Wednesday battled a greater alarm blaze at a vacant structure in Sun Valley.
    According to the department, the fire broke out in the attic of the one-story building in the 8400 block of Sunland Boulevard at about 8:41.
    By 9 p.m., the 83 firefighters assigned to the incident had taken a defensive position as flames overtook the building.
    LAFD said all vehicle and pedestrian traffic between Nettleton Street and the Golden State F
  • Fire Crews Battling Blaze At Shuttered Restaurant In Sun Valley

    Fire Crews Battling Blaze At Shuttered Restaurant In Sun Valley
    SUN VALLEY (CBSLA) — Crews with the Los Angeles Fire Department Wednesday battled a greater alarm blaze at a vacant structure in Sun Valley.
    According to the department, the fire broke out in the attic of the one-story building in the 8400 block of Sunland Boulevard at about 8:41.
    By 9 p.m., the 83 firefighters assigned to the incident had taken a defensive position as flames overtook the building.
    LAFD said all vehicle and pedestrian traffic between Nettleton Street and the Golden State F
  • California Says ‘No Scientific Basis’ To Continue Pause In Distributing Moderna COVID Vaccine Batch Linked To Possible Allergic Reactions

    California Says ‘No Scientific Basis’ To Continue Pause In Distributing Moderna COVID Vaccine Batch Linked To Possible Allergic Reactions
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A batch of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine that caused possible allergic reactions can now continue to be distributed, officials said.
    The chief epidemiologist for the state of California this week called for a pause on the distribution following side effects from recipients who received the vaccine at a drive-thru vaccination site in Southern California.
    Now, doses can begin immediately being administered again.
    California State Epidemiologist Dr. Erica S. Pan, who i
  • Calif. Says ‘No Scientific Basis’ To Continue Pause In Distributing Moderna COVID Vaccine Batch Linked To Possible Allergic Reactions

    Calif. Says ‘No Scientific Basis’ To Continue Pause In Distributing Moderna COVID Vaccine Batch Linked To Possible Allergic Reactions
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A batch of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine that caused possible allergic reactions can now continue to be distributed, officials said.
    The chief epidemiologist for the state of California this week called for a pause on the distribution following side effects from recipients who received the vaccine at a drive-thru vaccination site in Southern California.
    Now, doses can begin immediately being administered again.
    California State Epidemiologist Dr. Erica S. Pan, who i
  • Riverside Reports 564 New COVID-19 Cases, 31 Deaths; San Bernardino Adds 805 Cases

    Riverside Reports 564 New COVID-19 Cases, 31 Deaths; San Bernardino Adds 805 Cases
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Riverside and Ventura counties both reported additional deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus Wednesday, while San Bernardino County reported more cases.
    Riverside County health officials reported 564 newly confirmed cases and 31 additional fatalities, bringing countywide totals to 251,000 cases and 2,676 deaths. Of those who contracted the illness, 171,354 had recovered.
    There were a reported 1,514 coronavirus patients hospitalized Wednesday, 335 of whom were be
  • OC To Open Second Vaccine Super Site Saturday At Soka University

    OC To Open Second Vaccine Super Site Saturday At Soka University
    SANTA ANA (CBSLA) — Orange County will open a second regional COVID-19 vaccine super site Saturday at Soka University in Aliso Viejo, officials announced Wednesday.
    “We are proud to partner with the County of Orange and Soka University to be a part of this important step towards ending this pandemic,’ Aliso Viejo Mayor Tiffany Ackley said. “The opening of a Super POD site in the City of Aliso Viejo expands access to the COVID-19 vaccine for all residents across the county
  • Website For COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments Crashes After Launch

    Website For COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments Crashes After Launch
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Within minutes after Los Angeles County went online allowing the first people other than healthcare workers and first responders to get the vaccine, the state-run website crashed for several hours.Eric Lafayette, 70, went on the county website as soon as he heard they were accepting appointments for 65 and older. But he says each location he chose just didn’t work.“They all exploded one after the other. You couldn’t even log in,” he said.
    On Tu
  • Signs Warning Of COVID-19 Placed In Some High-Risk Areas Of Los Angeles

    Signs Warning Of COVID-19 Placed In Some High-Risk Areas Of Los Angeles
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Signs reminding residents to take precautions against COVID-19 have been placed in the high-risk areas of Westlake, Pico-Union, Highland Park, Koreatown and Lincoln Heights, Los Angeles City Councilman Gil Cedillo announced Wednesday.
    The 100 signs, written in English, Spanish, Korean and Chinese, were placed in high-risk areas of district 1 that is represented by Cedillo.
    As of Monday, the area has seen 43,635 cases of the virus and 817 deaths. Of the cases, 6,598 we
  • Long Beach Restaurant Owner Facing Criminal Charges Over COVID-19 Violations

    Long Beach Restaurant Owner Facing Criminal Charges Over COVID-19 Violations
    LONG BEACH (CBSLA) — The kitchen was open and lunch was being served Wednesday on the patio of Restauration in Long Beach despite the notice of closure hanging from the front door.
    “I’m not a political person,” Dana Tanner, the restaurant’s owner, said. “I am just here to make food, to pay my bills and to take care of my employees — literally that’s all I want to do.
    Tanner has had her health permit suspended and is facing criminal charges for viol
  • LA County Residents 65 And Older Struggle To Sign Up For COVID Vaccine Appointments

    LA County Residents 65 And Older Struggle To Sign Up For COVID Vaccine Appointments
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Los Angeles County residents 65 years of age and older are now able to schedule an appointment to get the COVID -19 vaccine, but many are having trouble signing up online or on the phone.
    Santa Clarita residents Roger and Marilyn Fountain tried to get an appointment online for a COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday morning.
    “We are hoping to get an appointment soon,” Fountain said. “We fit into the 1B category because I’m over 70 and she’s over 80.
  • Dreamers Hopeful For Pathway To Citizenship Efforts From Biden Administration

    Dreamers Hopeful For Pathway To Citizenship Efforts From Biden Administration
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – It was an emotional day for Lizbeth Ablen after watching the inauguration of President Joe Biden.The DACA recipient came to California at the age of two from Mexico.
    “I was very young, I don’T remember anything from Mexico, I don’t even remember the journey here,” she said. “I came with my aunts.”
    Now the Dreamer is a UCI grad and works for an immigrants’ rights nonprofit. She hopes under the Biden administration she’ll
  • Containment On Towsley Fire Jumps To 17%, Remains At 167 Acres Burned

    Containment On Towsley Fire Jumps To 17%, Remains At 167 Acres Burned
    SANTA CLARITA (CBSLA) — A Santa Clarita-area brush fire, dubbed the Towsley Fire, aggravated by strong winds was 17% contained on Wednesday evening.
    The fire, which was still at 167 acres at last check, was reported at about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday near the 24000 block of The Old Road, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
    More than 300 firefighters were still on scene as of 3:30 p.m., officials said.
    “It is still windy and we’re concerned for the winds over the next d
  • Containment On Towsley Fire Jumps To 17%, Remains At 167 Acres

    Containment On Towsley Fire Jumps To 17%, Remains At 167 Acres
    SANTA CLARITA (CBSLA) — A Santa Clarita-area brush fire, dubbed the Towsley Fire, aggravated by strong winds was 17% contained on Wednesday evening.
    The fire, which was 167 acres at last check, was reported at about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday near the 24000 block of The Old Road, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
    More than 300 firefighters were still on scene as of 3:30 p.m., officials said.
    “It is still windy and we’re concerned for the winds over the next day or so,
  • Pursuit Ends In Deadly Crash In Fontana

    Pursuit Ends In Deadly Crash In Fontana
    FONTANA (CBSLA) — A  pursuit related to a criminal investigation ended in Fontana Wednesday with one person dead and two others hospitalized, police said.
    A pursuit related to a criminal investigation ended in Fontana Wednesday with one person dead and two others hospitalized, police said. (CBSLA)
    According to the Fontana Police Department, officers began pursuing a vehicle at about 12:05 p.m. The driver of the vehicle led officers through the cities of Fontana, Rialto and Rancho Cuca
  • OC Reports 1,701 New COVID-19 Cases, Surpasses 2,500 Total Deaths

    OC Reports 1,701 New COVID-19 Cases, Surpasses 2,500 Total Deaths
    SANTA ANA (CBSLA) — The Orange County Health Care Agency Wednesday reported 1,701 newly confirmed coronavirus cases and 31 more deaths, bringing countywide totals to 216,509 cases and 2,508 deaths.
    There were 1,975 COVID-19 patients hospitalized, 527 of whom were being treated in intensive care units — a decrease in overall hospitalizations from the 2,007 reported Tuesday, but a slight uptick in ICU admissions.
    “Hospital numbers are down, so that’s good,” Andrew Noy
  • INAUGURATION DAY: Biden Takes Office, Moving Quickly To Implement Agenda

    INAUGURATION DAY: Biden Takes Office, Moving Quickly To Implement Agenda
    Washington — Joseph R. Biden, Jr., was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, urging a bitterly divided country to come together at a perilous time in American history while moving quickly to begin implementing his agenda.
  • More Strong Winds Expected Across Southland, Though Not As Bad As Tuesday

    More Strong Winds Expected Across Southland, Though Not As Bad As Tuesday
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Gusty winds continued blowing across parts of the Southland Wednesday, but forecasters said winds will continue easing.
    Red flag warnings of critical fire danger that took effect Monday night expired at 10 p.m. Tuesday, thanks to the lessening winds and slowly rising humidity levels.
    Related: Thousands Still Without Power As Winds Force Campus Closures In Simi Valley
    “Northeast winds have decreased today (Wednesday) but gusty conditions will continue throughout
  • Alex Padilla Sworn In As California’s First Latino Senator

    Alex Padilla Sworn In As California’s First Latino Senator
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Alex Padilla, California’s former secretary of state and one-time Los Angeles City councilman, took the oath of office Wednesday as the state’s newest and first Latino U.S. senator.
    After now-President Joe Biden and now Vice President Kamala Harris won the 2020 Presidential Election, California Gov. Gavin Newsom chose Padilla to appoint to Harris’ senate seat.
    Padilla, 47, who was raised in the Pacoima area, is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institu
  • ‘There Are No Words That Can Describe It’: LA Students React To Inauguration Of President Joe Biden

    ‘There Are No Words That Can Describe It’: LA Students React To Inauguration Of President Joe Biden
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Students across Los Angeles came together virtually to watch history in the making as President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were sworn in Wednesday.
    (credit: CBS)
    Coming just two weeks after a mob of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to overturn the election results, students from the Los Angeles Unified School district and Immaculate Heart High School watched on Zoom with trepidation.
    “Speaking for myself, I just hope this d
  • South Florida Man Sees Capitol Riot Arrest As ‘A Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Moment For Me’:

    South Florida Man Sees Capitol Riot Arrest As ‘A Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Moment For Me’:
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – One of the South Florida men arrested in connection with the Capitol attack is talking about his reasons for going to Washington, D.C.
    “I went on the 6th to D.C. to protest against communism and prostitution,” Felipe Marquez said.
    The Coral Springs resident admitted to CBS4 News he was in D.C. the day hundreds attacked the Capitol.
    “How did you learn about going to D.C.?” asked CBS4’s Ty Russell.
    “Just through the president,” Mar
  • Portion Of Century Boulevard Near LAX To Close Overnight Wednesday

    Portion Of Century Boulevard Near LAX To Close Overnight Wednesday
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A portion of westbound Century Boulevard near Los Angeles International Airport will be closed overnight while crews install a traffic signal mast arm.
    The westbound lanes will be closed between Aviation Boulevard and Bellanca Avenue starting at 10 p.m. Wednesday until 6 a.m. Thursday, according to LAX officials.
    Traffic will be detoured north on Aviation Boulevard, west on Arbor Vitae Street and south on Airport Boulevard before vehicles can rejoin Century Boulevard.
  • Aaron Donald Wins Second Defensive Player Of The Year Award

    Aaron Donald Wins Second Defensive Player Of The Year Award
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald, who was tied for second in the NFL in sacks as part of the league’s No. 1‐ranked defense, was named the Defensive Player of the Year.
    SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – JANUARY 09: Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks throws a pass as he is pressured by defensive end Aaron Donald #99 of the Los Angeles Rams during the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at Lumen Field on January 09, 2021 in Seattle, Washingt

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