• LeBron James Rips NBA’s All-Star Game Plans: ‘A Slap In The Face’

    LeBron James Rips NBA’s All-Star Game Plans: ‘A Slap In The Face’
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Lakers superstar LeBron James did not mince words when asked his thoughts about the NBA’s purported decision to cobble together an All-Star Game next month.
    Head coach Frank Vogel of the Los Angeles Lakers stands with LeBron James against the Atlanta Hawks at State Farm Arena on Feb. 1, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Getty Images)
    “I have zero energy and zero excitement about an All-Star Game this year,” James told reporters after putting up a triple-dou
  • LA Fashion Icon Fred Segal Dies At 87

    LA Fashion Icon Fred Segal Dies At 87
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Los Angeles fashion icon Fred Segal died Thursday of complications from a stroke, his representatives confirmed Friday. He was 87.
    Fred Segal is seen standing in a field in this undated photo. (Family photo)
    “In 1961, Fred Segal created a retail scene that defined Los Angeles fashion and sparked a revolutionary shift in style that has transcended the last six decades,” a statement read. “Fred Segal pioneered the shop-in-shop concept and experiential
  • ‘I Was Fearful To Go Outside’: Woman Recalls Asian American Hate Crime Against Her As More Incidents Are Being Reported

    ‘I Was Fearful To Go Outside’: Woman Recalls Asian American Hate Crime Against Her As More Incidents Are Being Reported
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council says since the pandemic began, 250 hate incidents and hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have been reported in Los Angeles County, but they believe there are many more that have gone unreported.
    “He told me to go back to Asia,” one woman, Hong Lee, said about her experience. “This was then followed by two minutes of derogatory terms.”
    Hong Lee is describing the frightening enc
  • Travel Vouchers Set To Expire As Anniversary Of COVID Shutdown Nears

    Travel Vouchers Set To Expire As Anniversary Of COVID Shutdown Nears
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – As we approach the anniversary of the COVID-19 shutdown, those who cancelled travel early on in the pandemic may see their vouchers expire soon.
    Scott Keyes with Scott’s Cheap Flights says many airline travel vouchers will expire after a year.
    He says the biggest mistake hesitant travelers can make is waiting until after their voucher expires to ask to extend it.
    Keyes says you have to reach out before hand.
    “The original expiration date is really more wri
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  • High Winds Return To LA Area Starting Friday Afternoon

    High Winds Return To LA Area Starting Friday Afternoon
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — High winds have returned to the Southland starting Friday, accompanied by various advisories and watches posted by the National Weather Service.
    Friday’s advisories come a day after moderate to strong Santa Ana winds battered parts of the Los Angeles area, making driving treacherous on some mountain and valley roadways.
    More big gusts are on the way this weekend, the NWS said.
    A wind advisory is in effect from 3 p.m. Friday to 10 p.m. Saturday in the Santa Clari
  • Some Experiencing Increased Anxiety As Reopening Plans Come Into Focus

    Some Experiencing Increased Anxiety As Reopening Plans Come Into Focus
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — It has been almost one year since the COVID-19 pandemic turned the world upside down. And now, the reality of heading back to work and school is daunting for many.
    “It feels like we’re dodging balls,” Silvia Baker, a mom, said. “It’s just crazy. It’s definitely a juggle.”
    Baker and her family, like so many others, were forced to acclimate to a new version of normal last March. The mother of two is not only working remotely, bu
  • LA Teachers: ‘No Current Plans’ To Reopen Schools

    LA Teachers: ‘No Current Plans’ To Reopen Schools
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The union representing 33,000 Los Angeles teachers and other school employees Friday rejected “any fixed date” to reopen schools and says “there are no current plans” to do so.
    A statement from United Teachers Los Angeles said any plan to reopen schools must be based on negotiations with teachers toward a hybrid-model plan and is contingent on LA County exiting the state’s most restrictive coronavirus tier.
    “We are bargaining over h
  • LA Fashion Icon Fred Segal Dies

    LA Fashion Icon Fred Segal Dies
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Los Angeles fashion icon Fred Segal died Thursday, his representatives confirmed Friday.
    Fred Segal is seen standing in a field in this undated photo. (Family photo)
    “In 1961, Fred Segal created a retail scene that defined Los Angeles fashion and sparked a revolutionary shift in style that has transcended the last six decades,” a statement read. “Fred Segal pioneered the shop-in-shop concept and experiential retail, resulting in a brand built on heri
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  • Ruby’s Diner On The Huntington Beach Pier To Permanently Close Friday

    Ruby’s Diner On The Huntington Beach Pier To Permanently Close Friday
    HUNTINGTON BEACH (CBSLA) — The popular Ruby’s Diner at the end of the Huntington Beach Pier is closing its doors for good Friday evening.
    For a quarter-century, hungry surf city locals and tourists flocked to Ruby’s to grab a burger and shake.The restaurant and its famous red-tiled roof sitting above the Pacific has been endlessly photographed. At 7 p.m. Friday, the oceanfront location will close forever.
    Just a few more hours left to get a burger and shake at the end of the &#
  • Rival Gang Members Sentenced To Over 80 Years Behind Bars For Killing Toddler In 2018 Compton Shootout

    Rival Gang Members Sentenced To Over 80 Years Behind Bars For Killing Toddler In 2018 Compton Shootout
    COMPTON (CBSLA) — Two ex-convicts, who were rival gang members, were sentenced on Friday in the shooting death of 3-year-old Franklin Pon-Ros.
    The toddler was struck and killed during a Jan. 20, 2018 gunfight in the parking lot of a Compton liquor store in the 2800 block of West Alondra Boulevard.
    30-year-old Kevaughn Harris was sentenced to 103 years to life and 32-year-old Dwayne Ward was sentenced to 89 years to life.
    “I don’t think I could imagine what you’ve gone thr
  • Caretaker At Santa Ana Senior Living Facility Arrested In Rape Of 87-Year-Old Woman With Dementia

    Caretaker At Santa Ana Senior Living Facility Arrested In Rape Of 87-Year-Old Woman With Dementia
    SANTA ANA (CBSLA) — A caretaker at a Santa Ana senior living facility has been arrested on suspicion of raping an 87-year-old woman with dementia.
    Juan Sandoval, 33, of Orange, was arrested Thursday at the Sunflower Gardens Senior Living Facility, where Santa Ana police say he has been working for the past three years.
    (credit: Santa Ana Police Department)
    According to police, Sandoval took the elderly woman as she walked down a hallway and into a bedroom, where he sexually assaulted her.
  • ‘My Heart Is Sick’: Lady Gaga Makes Public Plea For Help Bringing French Bulldogs Koji And Gustav Home

    ‘My Heart Is Sick’: Lady Gaga Makes Public Plea For Help Bringing French Bulldogs Koji And Gustav Home
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Lady Gaga says she is heartsick Friday, two days after her French bulldogs were taken in a robbery that left her dogwalker hospitalized with gunshot wounds.
    The shooting and robbery happened Wednesday night in the 1500 block of North Sierra Bonita Avenue, just off Sunset Boulevard. Her dogwalker, Ryan Fischer, was shot, but is expected to survive.
    But two of singer’s French bulldogs, Koji and Gustav, were taken in the robbery. A third, Miss Asia, escaped and was
  • High Winds Returning To LA Area Starting Friday Afternoon

    High Winds Returning To LA Area Starting Friday Afternoon
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — High winds are expected to return to the Southland starting Friday accompanied by various advisories and watches posted by the National Weather Service.
    Friday’s advisories come a day after moderate to strong Santa Ana winds battered parts of the Los Angeles area, making driving treacherous on some mountain and valley roadways.
    More big gusts are on the way this weekend, the NWS said.
    A wind advisory is in effect from 3 p.m. Friday to 10 p.m. Saturday in the San
  • Small Earthquake Rattles Simi Valley

    Small Earthquake Rattles Simi Valley
    SIMI VALLEY (CBSLA) — A small earthquake struck Simi Valley Friday.
    The magnitude-3.2 earthquake struck at about 12:51 p.m. and was centered almost two miles east of Simi Valley in an area known as Santa Susana, according to the US Geological Survey.
    The quake rattled homes in Simi Valley and was felt through much of Ventura County and in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles County. “Did You Feel It?” responses to the USGS came in from as far south as Long Beach and nort
  • LA Street Sweeping To Become Bi-Weekly Starting Monday Due To Pandemic, Staff Reductions

    LA Street Sweeping To Become Bi-Weekly Starting Monday Due To Pandemic, Staff Reductions
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Starting Monday, street sweeping in the city of Los Angeles will switch from weekly to bi-weekly due to the COVID-19 pandemic and staff reductions, the Bureau of Street Services announced Friday.
    Officials launched a notification system and map to help residents adjust to the change.
    A parking enforcement officer puts a ticket on a car parked in a no-parking spot due to Monday street sweeping off North Orange Drive on November 3, 2014 in Hollywood, California.
    Residen
  • ‘They Both Have The Capability To Be Final Four Teams’: CBS’ Clark Kellogg On #4 Ohio State Vs #9 Iowa

    ‘They Both Have The Capability To Be Final Four Teams’: CBS’ Clark Kellogg On #4 Ohio State Vs #9 Iowa
    (CBS Local)- The Big Ten has been college basketball’s best, and most difficult, conference this season and on Sunday, two of its best teams will meet on CBS. The No. 9 Iowa Hawkeyes make the trip to Columbus to face the No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes as the end of the regular season nears.
    For the Buckeyes, they’re looking to break out of a brief slump suffering close losses against No. 3 Michigan (92-87) and unranked Michigan State (71-67) in their last two outings. Last Sunday’s
  • USC Study: College Education Now A Bigger Factor Than Race In Likelihood Of COVID-19 Vaccination

    USC Study: College Education Now A Bigger Factor Than Race In Likelihood Of COVID-19 Vaccination
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A college education is now more likely to play a bigger role in whether people have already been vaccinated or plan to do so, a new study from USC found.
    Findings from a recent USC Dornsife Understanding Coronavirus in America survey found that 76%, or three out of four, U.S. adults with at least a bachelor’s degree have already been vaccinated or plan to be, in contrast with just over half of those with a college degree. Researchers say this is a marked shift f
  • Kyrie Irving Pushes For Kobe Bryant To Be On NBA Logo

    Kyrie Irving Pushes For Kobe Bryant To Be On NBA Logo
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving wants to see the NBA put late Lakers legend Kobe Bryant on the logo for the league.
    FILE — Lakers star Kobe Bryant shakes hands with Jerry West during a ceremony at Staples Center to honor Kobe’s record for most points by a Laker. Feb. 3, 2010. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images)
    On Wednesday, Irving posted an image to his Instagram page of Kobe superimposed over the NBA’s logo.
    “He was the standard for
  • $17.3 Million Project To Overhaul LAX Runway, 2 Taxiways Begins Today

    $17.3 Million Project To Overhaul LAX Runway, 2 Taxiways Begins Today
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — LAX began overhauling a runway and two taxiways on the south side of the airport Friday, a $17.3 million project that is expected to take a little over two months.
    Runway 7R/25L will have to be temporarily closed during the project, which started Friday and involves the removal and replacement of about 6,000 feet of asphalt along Taxiways H6 and H7. The work will also include the installation of new, energy-efficient LED runway centerline lights and replace runway con
  • Police: Man Falsely Reports His Vehicle As Stolen, Googles ‘How To Set Your Car On Fire And Make It Look Like An Accident’

    Police: Man Falsely Reports His Vehicle As Stolen, Googles ‘How To Set Your Car On Fire And Make It Look Like An Accident’
    PITTSBURGH (CBS Pittsburgh) – A Westmoreland County man is facing multiple charges after police say he falsely reported his vehicle as stolen then set it on fire.
    Earlier this month, state police say 54-year-old Donald Cassidy of West Newton reported his vehicle as stolen.
    A few days later, the vehicle was found off of White Ridge Road in Mt. Pleasant Township. Police say it had been set on fire and it was unrecognizable. A VIN number on the back of the vehicle matched one belonging to Cas
  • Zlatan To LeBron: ‘Do What You’re Good At’, ‘Stay Out Of’ Politics

    Zlatan To LeBron: ‘Do What You’re Good At’, ‘Stay Out Of’ Politics
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Former LA Galaxy superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic is taking shots at the city’s biggest star athlete for his outspoken – and sometimes controversial – approach to politics.
    Ibrahimovic – now back with AC Milan – slammed Lakers star LeBron James for speaking out on various issues, calling it a “mistake”.
    “[LeBron] is phenomenal at what he’s doing, but I don’t like when people have some kind of status, they go and
  • Drone Used To Capture Arson Suspect In Spree Of Irvine Brush Fires

    Drone Used To Capture Arson Suspect In Spree Of Irvine Brush Fires
    IRVINE (CBSLA) – Police used a drone to find and capture an arson suspect accused of setting several fires along the 261 Toll Freeway in Irvine Thursday night.
    A fire burns in Irvine, Calif., off the 261 and 5 Freeways. Feb. 25, 2021. (Irvine Police Department)
    The first of several fires were reported at 6:20 p.m. near the 261 and 5 Freeways, according to Irvine police.
    Orange County Fire Authority crews extinguished the blaze. However, about two hours later second fire was reported along
  • West Hollywood’s Iconic Mel’s Drive-In Offering 40-Cent Burgers Friday For Reopening

    West Hollywood’s Iconic Mel’s Drive-In Offering 40-Cent Burgers Friday For Reopening
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The legendary Mel’s Drive-In in West Hollywood is reopening its doors Friday morning after being closed for over a month due to the pandemic.
    Mel’s Drive-In located on Sunset Boulevard was forced to close in mid-January because of the COVID-19 surge.
    However, it is reopening Friday, in grand fashion. Between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. it will be offering 40-cent burgers.
    Mel’s will have outdoor dining available.
    Mel’s has four locations in the Los Ange
  • UC Researchers Awarded $1.2 Million Grant To Develop Low-Cost, Easy-To-Operate Robots To Use In Post-COVID-19 World

    UC Researchers Awarded $1.2 Million Grant To Develop Low-Cost, Easy-To-Operate Robots To Use In Post-COVID-19 World
    IRVINE (CBSLA) — With COVID-19 expected to change the way people work and interact with each other for the foreseeable future, University of California researchers have been awarded a $1.2 million grant to develop robots that can conduct remote healthcare exams and keep people in quarantine connected with the world outside their homes.
    The grant was awarded to researchers at UC Irvine, UC San Diego, and UCLA. The project’s goal is to develop easy-to-operate, low-cost UC Iris robots,
  • Stimulus Check Latest: Will Your Next Relief Payment Be $1,400?

    Stimulus Check Latest: Will Your Next Relief Payment Be $1,400?
    (CBS Detroit) — A third stimulus check, worth $1,400, is currently progressing through Congress as part of the Biden administration’s $1.9 trillion relief package. The American Rescue Plan also features increased unemployment benefits, a higher child tax credit and a $15 minimum wage, as well as billions more dollars to stop the spread of COVID-19. These and other programs are meant to aid millions of Americans facing financial hardship brought on by the pandemic and support the econ
  • How Ever Lee Hairston Overcame Racism, Poverty And Disability To Realize Her Dream

    How Ever Lee Hairston Overcame Racism, Poverty And Disability To Realize Her Dream
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Ever Lee Hairston has faced many roadblocks in life. However, instead of being worn down, she’s emerged stronger, shining bright like a diamond.
    An undated photo of Ever Lee Hairston. (CBSLA)
    The Hairston name is famous in the South, a family of fortune predating the Civil War. They were wealthy landowners of plantations, at least for half the family. Ever Lee Hairston’s side wasn’t so lucky.
    “My parents and my paternal grandparents, we all liv
  • 56th ACM Award Nominees Announced – John Legend, P!nk And Gwen Stefani Among First-Time Nominees

    56th ACM Award Nominees Announced – John Legend, P!nk And Gwen Stefani Among First-Time Nominees
    (CBS) – The 56th ACM Awards will air live from Nashville, Tennessee on Sunday, April 18th at 8/7c, on CBS and streaming on Paramount+. Earlier today Kelsea Ballerini and The Brothers Osborne announced this year’s nominees on CBS This Morning. 
    The 2021 award nominees are highlighted by Chris Stapleton and Maren Morris, leading the pack with six nominees a piece. Also of note, artists John Legend, P!nk and Gwen Stefani are all first-time ACM nominees. See below for the full list
  • Driver, Passengers Wanted After South LA Hit-And-Run Crash Kills Pedestrian

    Driver, Passengers Wanted After South LA Hit-And-Run Crash Kills Pedestrian
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The LAPD is asking for help to identify a driver and his passenger who were involved in a hit-and-run that killed a pedestrian in South Los Angeles.
    The crash happened Wednesday at about noon. Police say a car ran a red light at high speed while going west on 88th Place in South Los Angeles and crashed into another vehicle going north on Main Street. The impact of the crash sent the suspect into a pedestrian who was crossing the street on Main Street.
    The pedestrian w
  • Buses Burn, Transformers Explode After Massive Blaze Breaks Out At Compton Pallet Yard

    Buses Burn, Transformers Explode After Massive Blaze Breaks Out At Compton Pallet Yard
    COMPTON (CBSLA) – A large fire erupted at a pallet yard in an industrial area of Compton early Friday morning, sparking transformer explosions which lit up the sky as the blaze spread to a nearby bus yard, shutting down streets and forcing nearby evacuations.
    Feb. 26, 2021. (CBSLA)
    The blaze broke out at a pallet business in the 500 block of East Weber Street in Compton sometime before 4:30 a.m., according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. An adjacent bus yard then caug
  • Massive Blaze Breaks Out At Compton Pallet Yard, Sparks Dangerous Transformer Explosions

    Massive Blaze Breaks Out At Compton Pallet Yard, Sparks Dangerous Transformer Explosions
    COMPTON (CBSLA) – A large fire erupted at a pallet yard in an industrial area of Compton early Friday morning, sparking transformer explosions which lit up the sky as the blaze spread to a nearby bus yard, shutting down streets and forcing nearby evacuations.
    Feb. 26, 2021. (CBSLA)
    The blaze broke out at a pallet business in the 500 block of East Weber Street in Compton sometime before 4:30 a.m., according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. An adjacent bus yard also then

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