• Investigators Believe Multiple Shooters Were Involved In Boyle Heights Homicide Of Teen

    BOYLE HEIGHTS (CBSLA) — A makeshift memorial marks the spot where a teenager was shot and killed in Boyle Heights on Saturday morning.
    Loved ones and members in the community gathered to remember 17-year-old Ricardo Ramirez, who died at the corner of Wabash and Evergreen avenues.
    The shooting unfolded just blocks from where Ramirez lived. One witness says she was just a few feet away from the victim when shots rang out.
    Neighbors say they are seeing more crime in the area.
    Investigators be
  • Elon Musk Unveils ‘Cybertruck,’ Tesla’s First Electric Pickup Truck

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Tesla unveiled its first electric pickup truck Thursday night at the Tesla Design Center in Los Angeles.
    Musk said that, among Tesla’s upcoming vehicles, he is the most excited about the pickup truck. Not everything went according to plan when the truck’s armor glass broke during the demonstration.
    Adding the “Cybertruck” and another SUV, the Model Y, to its lineup will allow Tesla to capitalize on two new vehicle types.
    (credit: Tesla)
    Pickup
  • Hill Says Sondland Was Sent On ‘Domestic Political Errand’ In Ukraine

    The former top Russia adviser in the White House said she came to realize the U.S. Ambassador to the EU was sent on a "domestic political errand" to pressure Ukraine to investigate President Trump's political adversaries.
  • Snow Summit, Bear Mountain To Open Next Week

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The first major storm of the season brought snowfall to the Southland’s mountain regions.
    (credit: Lee Stockwell)
    Steady snowfall means the opening of local mountain resorts Snow Summit and Bear Mountain.
    Snow Summit’s opening day is set for Thursday, Nov. 28, and Bear Mountain’s is set for Nov. 29.
    As of Friday, there was a total of 4 to 6 inches of snow to Big Bear Mountain Resort brought in by this week’s storm.
    Motorists were advised to sho
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  • Elon Musk To Unveil ‘Cybertruck,’ Tesla’s First Electric Pickup Truck

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Tesla is set to unveil its first electric pickup truck Thursday night at the Tesla Design Center in Los Angeles.
    Musk has said that, among Tesla’s upcoming vehicles, he is the most excited about the pickup truck.
    Adding a pickup truck and another SUV, the Model Y, to its lineup will allow Tesla to capitalize on two new vehicle types.
    Pickup trucks and SUVs make up over half of the US auto market. SUVs and pickup trucks also earn higher profit margins for automak
  • 1 Dead, 3 Critical Following Multi-Vehicle Crash In Westminster

    WESTMINSTER (CBSLA) — One person was killed and three others were in critical condition following a multi-vehicle crash in Westminster Thursday evening.
    The reported head-on collision occurred around 4 p.m. on Beach Boulevard and Hazard Avenue.
    Orange County Fire Authority was on scene tending to the injured people.
    Three people were taken to a hospital in critical condition and one person was pronounced dead at the scene.
    Beach Boulevard was closed down while Westminister police officers
  • Teen Skateboarder Killed In Monterey Park Hit-And-Run

    MONTEREY PARK (CBSLA) — A 14-year-old boy was killed Monday while riding his skateboard in Monterey Park, and police need help to find two vehicles whose drivers may have witnessed the crash.
    Joshua Madrid was struck by a car at about 9:20 p.m. while crossing Atlantic Boulevard on his skateboard, according to police. Madrid was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
    The vehicle that struck Madrid was last seen driving away on Atlantic Boulevard.
    A description of the susp
  • Garcetti Announces Design Competition For New Standard Streetlight

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Mayor Eric Garcetti announced an international competition to design a new standard streetlight for Los Angeles.
    The competition “will ask applicants to consider how streetlights can incorporate new technology, include a written plaque or other space for text on each pole, and provide shade to help ease the impacts of the climate crisis,” according to a statement released by the mayor’s office.
    The winner will get to design streetlights on a “d
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  • Nabisco Cheese Nips Recalled Over Concerns Of Plastic Pieces

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Mondelēz Global LLC announced a voluntary recall of a limited quantity of Cheese Nips due to the possible presence of small yellow plastic pieces.
    The plastic was said to have broken off from a dough scraper that was incorporated into the production process of a small amount of product Cheese Nips.
    The recall is limited to the Cheese Nips 11 oz. boxes with “best used by dates” from May 18, 19, and 20, 2020. The boxes were available at retail stores na
  • Shaq Designs New Lakers City Edition Jersey

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles Lakers have new uniforms designed by Shaquille O’Neal.
    The former player was this year’s pick to design the City Edition jersey.
    The Lakers have been choosing an ex-Laker to design the special edition jerseys each year.
    O’Neal’s design includes a tribute to the late Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss. He said playing for Buss was one of the highlights of his life.Take a detailed look at the 2019-20 City Edition Uniform designed by the
  • Engine Ignites Aboard Philippine Airlines Flight; Jet Lands Safely At LAX

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A Philippine Airlines flight was forced to return to Los Angeles International Airport after an engine caught fire Thursday.
    Flight 113 departed for Manila just after 11 a.m. and landed safely around noon after the aircraft was seen spewing flames from one its engines shortly after takeoff due to a mechanical issue, a LAX spokesperson told CBSLA.
    There was no active fire or flames visible upon landing, officials said.
    “As soon as it lifted off the ground, we hea
  • Feast Your Eyes On The Best Los Angeles Businesses To Prep For Your Thanksgiving

    By HoodlineLOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Feast your eyes on the best Los Angeles businesses to prep for your ThanksgivingThe Thanksgiving holiday is coming up, which means it’s time to find your stretchy pants and think about what you’re thankful for this year.
    Whether you’ll be feasting with family and friends or spending a quiet Nov. 28, we’ve got a roundup of Thanksgiving-themed things to do and get in preparation for the big day. From groceries to beer and wine shops t
  • Irvine’s Top 5 Delis, Ranked

    By HoodlineIRVINE (CBSLA) – Looking to try the top delis around?Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the most popular such shops in Irvine, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to fill the bill.
    Shoppers in the Irvine area historically spend more in November at food and beverage shops than other months of the year, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a provider of reputation management and bu
  • Boy, 15, Arrested For Shooting Threats Against His Rancho Cucamonga School

    RANCHO CUCAMONGA (CBSLA) – A 15-year-old student has been charged with threatening to commit a shooting at Alta Loma High School in Rancho Cucamonga.
    The teen was taken into custody Wednesday at his home on a single count of criminal threats, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department reports.
    Earlier that day, a school resource officer discovered that several threatening messages had been posted to the suspect’s Twitter account on Monday and Tuesday.
    The suspect was interv
  • Over 40 Dogs Dropped Off At Van Nuys Animal Shelter, Some From Single U-Haul

    VAN NUYS (CBSLA) — Dozens of dogs were dropped off at a Van Nuys animal shelter over the weekend, some of which arrived in a single U-Haul.
    According to the East Valley Animal Shelter, over 40 dogs arrived at the shelter located at 14409 Vanowen Street.Over the weekend, our East Valley Center received over 40 dogs!Here are a few of our East Valley dogs having fun in the play yard! Please visit our East Valley Center Tuesday – Sunday to adopt or foster to help make space for our new a
  • Flames Spotted Aboard Philippine Airlines Flight; Jet Lands Safely At LAX

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A Philippine Airlines flight was forced to return to Los Angeles International Airport after an engine caught fire Thursday.
    Flight 113 landed safely after the aircraft was seen spewing flames from one its engines shortly after takeoff due to a mechanical issue, a LAX spokesperson told CBSLA.
    There was no active fire or flames visible upon landing, officials said.
    Video footage of the malfunction was captured on social media, with one Twitter user asking, “Is a
  • 145 Graves From Forgotten African-American Cemetery Found Under High School

    TAMPA, Fla. (CBS Local) — 145 coffins have been detected on the grounds of a Florida high school, which once was the site of an African-American cemetery.
    Ground-penetrating radar located the caskets on the campus of C. Leon King High School in Tampa, Hillsborough County School Board officials announced on Wednesday.
    The coffins are buried three to five feet deep in about an acre of open land near a small building used by school’s agricultural program, the district said.
    Officials be
  • Man Billed $2,300 For Walking Into Emergency Room For Cat Scratch

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (CBS Local) — A North Carolina man says he’s outraged that he was charged more than $2,300 after he went to the emergency room for a cat scratch.
    Shyam Patil of Charlotte said he was scratched by a cat outside his home in September. Since it drew blood, his doctor said he should to the ER to get a rabies shot just in case.
    While waiting at the ER, Patil said he googled the cost for rabies vaccinations and was stunned by the results. One article told a story similar to
  • ‘There Has Never Been A Better Time For Comedy’: Dan Soder On Showtime’s ‘Billions’ & New Comedy Special

    (CBS Local)– Dan Soder wants people to know that he is a personal comic and not a dark comic.
    The stand-up comedian has become known recently for playing Mafee on “Billions,” which is heading into its fifth season. While the 36-year-old has had many great moments as a comedian, “Billions” is still his favorite job ever.
    “Billions is the coolest job I’ve ever had in my life,” said Soder in an interview with CBS Local’s DJ Sixsmith. “The
  • OC Fire Authority Worker Shoots Dog, Dumps Body At Irvine Fire Station, Prosecutors Say

    SANTA ANA (CBSLA) – An employee for the Orange County Fire Authority shot and killed his dog in August and then dumped his body at an Irvine fire station, prosecutors reported Thursday.
    Ryan John Monteleone, 44, following his Oct. 17, 2019 arrest on charges that he shot his dog and then dumped him at a fire station in Irvine, Calif. Monteleone is a heavy fire equipment operator for the Orange County Fire Authority. (Credit: O.C. District Attorney’s Office)
    Forty-four-year-old Ryan Jo
  • Woman Could Be Registered As Sex Offender For Being Topless In Front Of Stepchildren

    SALT LAKE CITY (CBS Local) — A Utah woman could be forced to register as a sex offender after her stepchildren saw her topless in her own home.
    Tilli Buchanan, 27, of West Valley City said she and her husband were installing insulation inside their garage more than a year ago when they stripped down to their underwear to get the itchy materials off their skin.
    Shortly after taking her top off, Buchanan’s three stepchildren, two boys, 9 and 13, and a 10-year-old girl, ran downstairs a
  • Unregistered ‘Kit Gun’ Used In Saugus High Shooting, Deputies Say

    SANTA CLARITA (CBSLA) – A 16-year-old student who opened fire on his classmates last week at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita – killing two of them before turning the gun on himself — used an unregistered “kit gun,” authorities disclosed Thursday.
    The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reports that investigators determined that the .45-caliber semi-automatic pistol which Nathaniel Berhow used in the Nov. 14 killings was assembled from separate pieces a
  • LA Zoo Expecting Birth Of Endangered Gorilla For The First Time In 20 Years

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — This Christmas will be extra special at the Los Angeles Zoo, which is expecting the birth of a critically endangered western lowland gorilla for the first time in 20 years.
    The highly-anticipated birth is expected between now and January, zoo officials announced Wednesday.
    “We’re really excited to share the news of this pregnancy with the public,” Beth Schaefer, the zoo’s director of animal programs at the Los Angeles Zoo, said in a statement.
  • Man Charged With Watching ‘South Park’ While Driving High On Marijuana

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (CBS Local) — A Iowa man who was allegedly watching a TV show while driving under the influence of marijuana was pulled over Monday morning, according to a court filing.
    A Johnson County Sheriff’s deputy said he spotted Griffen Vogelgesang-Maurer, 18, of Iowa City, watching the animated television series “South Park” on his smartphone while driving a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero.
    The deputy stated in a criminal complaint that Vogelgesang-Maurer’s vehicle sm
  • CBSLA The Rundown: 11/21 8am

    Make CBSLA: The Rundown your Alexa Flash Briefingand listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and Stitcher
    Here is a look at the top local stories for Thursday, 11/21 at 8 a.m.
    Winter Wonderland: Southland Mountains See First Snow Of The SeasonThe first major storm of the season brought with it steady snowfall to the Southland’s mountain ranges.
    Local WeatherSpotty on and off rain will wind down Thursday. Highs will be in the mid-60s.
  • Police Seek Drivers As Possible Witnesses To Monterey Park Hit-And-Run That Killed Boy, 14

    MONTEREY PARK (CBSLA) — A 14-year-old boy was killed Monday while riding his skateboard in Monterey Park, and police need help to find two vehicles whose drivers may have witnessed the crash.
    Joshua Madrid was struck by a car at about 9:20 p.m. while crossing Atlantic Boulevard on his skateboard, according to police. Madrid was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
    The vehicle that struck Madrid was last seen driving away on Atlantic Boulevard.
    A description of the susp
  • Police Seek 2 Vehicles As Possible Witnesses To Monterey Park Hit-And-Run That Killed Boy, 14

    MONTEREY PARK (CBSLA) — A 14-year-old boy was killed Monday while riding his skateboard across Atlantic Boulevard in Monterey Park, and police need help to find two vehicles whose drivers may have witnessed the crash.
    Joshua Madrid was struck by a car at about 9:20 p.m. while crossing Atlantic Boulevard on his skateboard, according to police. Joshua was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
    The vehicle that struck Joshua was last seen driving away on Atlantic Boulevard.
  • Rochelle Aytes On Reuniting With Shemar Moore On ‘S.W.A.T’: ‘I Was Just So Excited To Be Working With Him Again’

    Rochelle Aytes is no stranger to working alongside S.W.A.T. leading man Shemar Moore having previously acted together as husband and wife on Criminal Minds and now the two are reunited as Hondo has a new love interest in the form of Nichelle. Nichelle was born and raised in an upper middle-class neighborhood in Baldwin Hills but developed a desire to give back and help those with fewer resources. She runs a neighborhood community center in South L.A. and bumps into Hondo during a chance encounte
  • Angels’ Jo Adell Bashes ‘Out Of Control’ Baseball Parents As Viral Umpire Video Resurfaces

    NEWPORT BEACH (CBSLA) – A two-year-old video of an youth baseball umpire being heckled by parents has resurfaced after Los Angeles Angels outfielder Jo Adell weighed in.
    The video – which was shot in 2017 at Newport Harbor High School – shows the unidentified umpire at home plate warning parents in the stands to limit the comments being made.
    “Enough, I’m not hearing another word out of any of you. If you want to have a game here, quiet down,” he’s heard
  • Suspect To Serve 7-Year Prison Sentence For Attacking Elderly Man With E-Scooter In Downtown LA

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A man is expected to be sentenced to seven years in prison for assaulting a 75-year-old man with an electric scooter back in June in downtown Los Angeles.
    Surveillance photos of the suspect wanted for the June 13, 2019, attack. (Los Angeles Police Department)
    Janai Washington, 41, plead no contest Wednesday in L.A. County Superior Court to one count of elder abuse with personal infliction of great bodily injury, the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office reports

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