• Local Lawmakers Looking To Ease Reopening Guidelines For Disneyland, Other Theme Parks

    Local Lawmakers Looking To Ease Reopening Guidelines For Disneyland, Other Theme Parks
    ANAHEIM (CBSLA) – State lawmakers are set to consider a bipartisan bill that 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 placed in the “orange/moderate” tier under Gov. Gavin Newso
  • Basketball Star Jeremy Lin Speaks Out About Attacks On Asian Americans, Racism On Court

    Basketball Star Jeremy Lin Speaks Out About Attacks On Asian Americans, Racism On Court
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — On Wednesday night, basketball star Jeremy Lin spoke out about the recent attacks on Asian Americans and opened up about his personal experiences with racism on the court.
    Lin, who grew up in Palo Alto and once played for the Golden State Warriors, is now playing for the Santa Cruz Warriors in the NBA G league. Officials with the league are looking into his claim that he was called “coronavirus” during a game.
    The basketball star told KPIX 5 he wants to
  • One Killed In Fiery Wreck On 60 Freeway In Hacienda Heights

    One Killed In Fiery Wreck On 60 Freeway In Hacienda Heights
    HACIENDA HEIGHTS (CBSLA) – One person was killed and a second injured in a crash on the 60 Freeway in Hacienda Heights Thursday morning.
    March 4, 2021. (CBSLA)
    The single-vehicle wreck occurred just after 5:30 a.m. on the eastbound 60 Freeway at Hacienda Boulevard, according to California Highway Patrol.
    Aerial footage from Sky2 showed a car engulfed in flames, with L.A. County firefighters working to extinguish the blaze.
    One person was killed and a second suffered minor injuries, the fir
  • Animal Rescue Organizations Say Pandemic Has Changed Their Industry For The Better

    Animal Rescue Organizations Say Pandemic Has Changed Their Industry For The Better
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The pandemic has impacted how animal rescue organizations operate. Many in the industry think the changes are here to stay, and it’s for the best.
    “Our entire movement thought the worst, which is, ‘Here’s this uncertain time. People are going to surrender their pets. Shelters are going to be flooded with animals,'” said Julie Castle, CEO of the Best Friends Animal Society.
    The Best Friends Animal Society operates seven regional programs arou
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  • New Streaming Service Paramount Plus Launches Wednesday

    New Streaming Service Paramount Plus Launches Wednesday
    It will feature a bevy of content, including movies from Paramount, shows from CBS, cartoons from Nickelodeon, live sports and news, and more from Comedy Central, MTV,BET and the Smithsonian Channel.
  • Driver Speeds Away After Hitting, Killing Woman On Topanga Roadway

    Driver Speeds Away After Hitting, Killing Woman On Topanga Roadway
    TOPANGA (CBSLA) – The search is underway for a driver who struck and killed a woman in Topanga Wednesday night.
    March 3, 2021. (CBSLA)
    The woman was struck in the 4200 block of Topanga Canyon Boulevard, near the Woodland Park Estates neighborhood, just after 7:30 p.m., according to California Highway Patrol.
    The circumstances of the crash were not confirmed. It’s unclear if the woman died on scene or at a hospital. She was not identified.
    There was no immediate description of the veh
  • Driver Slams Into Homeless Encampment In Brentwood

    Driver Slams Into Homeless Encampment In Brentwood
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Three people suffered minor injuries after an SUV crashed into a homeless encampment in Brentwood while people were asleep inside it early Thursday morning.
    A driver crashed into a homeless encampment in the Brentwood neighborhood in Los Angeles. March 4, 2021. (CBSLA)
    The crash occurred at around 12:30 a.m. in the 11500 block of West San Vicente Boulevard, near Los Angeles National Veterans Park, according to the L.A. Fire Department.
    Three people were treated at the
  • Julie Gentry And Andre Comeau Get Real About ‘The Real World Homecoming: New York’: ‘We Are A Family, We Handle Tough Conversations’

    Julie Gentry And Andre Comeau Get Real About ‘The Real World Homecoming: New York’: ‘We Are A Family, We Handle Tough Conversations’
    (CBS) – Twenty-nine years ago, seven individuals met in a Manhattan loft and let the world see what happens when people stop being polite and start getting real. The Real World was born in 1992 and would go on to become a cultural phenomenon with 33 season under its belt to date. For the first time since the early 90s all seven original castmates will be together again when The Real World Homecoming: New York premieres on March 4th as part of the launch of Paramount+.
    CBS’ Matt
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  • Bill Would Require California Retailers To Have Gender-Neutral Sections; Violators Face Fines

    Bill Would Require California Retailers To Have Gender-Neutral Sections; Violators Face Fines
    SACRAMENTO (CBS San Francisco) — Retail stores in California may be required to maintain gender-neutral sections for clothes, toys and childcare articles under a new proposal from a Bay Area lawmaker.
    The bill, introduced by Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Campbell), would require retail department stores with 500 or more employees to maintain areas on their sales floor not divided by gender. Low says this stigmatizes children who want to wear or play with something marketed for the opposite se
  • LIST: Paramount+ Launches Offering Over 30,000 Episodes And Movies Plus Live News And Sports

    LIST: Paramount+ Launches Offering Over 30,000 Episodes And Movies Plus Live News And Sports
    (CBS) – The peak of entertainment comes to a smart device near you today with the launch of Paramount+. Formerly CBS All Access, Paramount+ puts over 30,000 episodes, 2,500 movie titles along with over 1,000 live sporting events, plus around-the-clock news coverage at your finger tips. In addition to streaming Paramount+ originals and content from across the ViacomCBS family of properties, Paramount+ will also feature Paramount Studio movies released after short theatrical releases in
  • ‘They Suffered’: Higher Demand For Pets Leads To Increase In Backyard Breeders Selling Sick Dogs

    ‘They Suffered’: Higher Demand For Pets Leads To Increase In Backyard Breeders Selling Sick Dogs
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Pet sales and adoptions are at an all-time high with more people staying home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but that demand has led to an increase in backyard breeders.
    Pudding, an 8-week-old puppy, died after contracting canine parvovirus. (Credit: Lee Family)
    “You get so attached, you don’t even realize it because you don’t think you’re going to lose them,” 15-year-old Vivian Lee said.
    Within days of bringing home a miniature poodle mix
  • Mid-City Man Tries To Evict Tenant, Finds He’s Been Accused Of Stealing Nearly $2K From Georgia Charity

    Mid-City Man Tries To Evict Tenant, Finds He’s Been Accused Of Stealing Nearly $2K From Georgia Charity
    MID-CITY (CBSLA) — A Mid-City property manager got more than he bargained for when he decided to help a man he thought was down on his luck.
    Jeremy Foreman was accused in 2014 of stealing $1,800 from a charity that feeds families around the holidays. Authorities said he has already been indicted and could be arrested — if he didn’t live in California. (CBSLA)
    “The more I found out, the more it kind of set in, and I realized that I was dealing with a professional scammer,&
  • Officer-Involved Shooting In South Gate Sends Suspect To Hospital

    Officer-Involved Shooting In South Gate Sends Suspect To Hospital
    SOUTH GATE (CBSLA) – A confrontation between South Gate Police Department officers and an adult male lead to an officer-involved shooting Wednesday night.
    It happened around 8:10 p.m. in the 8600 block of South Gate Avenue in the City of South Gate.
    The man was shot for an unknown reason and taken to the hospital. His condition is currently unknown.
    The confrontation initially involved South Gate Police Department. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating.
    (This is a d
  • Wildfire Super Aircrafts Will Be ‘Game Changer’ In Battling Blazes, Firefighters Say

    Wildfire Super Aircrafts Will Be ‘Game Changer’ In Battling Blazes, Firefighters Say
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – California has just finished trials on a wildfire super weapon that firefighters say will be a ‘game changer’ when it comes to battling the state’s wildfires.
    Intel 24 is able to fly thousands of feet above a fire and see through smoke using infrared and radar technology. It can transmit live images to fire commanders on the ground and help predict the path of major wildfires using artificial intelligence.
    Firefighters are calling it the most te
  • Coyotes Ride 3-Goal 2nd Period To 3-2 Win Over LA Kings

    Coyotes Ride 3-Goal 2nd Period To 3-2 Win Over LA Kings
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Keller and Nick Schmaltz scored power-play goals in the second period, and Antti Raanta made 40 saves in the Arizona Coyotes’ 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday night.
    Tobias Bjornfot #33 of the Los Angeles Kings and Christian Dvorak #18 of the Arizona Coyotes battle for the puck during the first period at STAPLES Center on March 3, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NHLI via Getty Images)
    Johan Larsson scored 13
  • Slumping Kings Beat Short-Handed Lakers 123-120

    Slumping Kings Beat Short-Handed Lakers 123-120
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Buddy Hield shook off a sore ankle to score 29 points and the Sacramento Kings beat the short-handed Los Angeles Lakers 123-120 on Wednesday night.
    Los Angeles Lakers guard Dennis Schroder (17) drives to the basket as Sacramento Kings forward Nemanja Bjelica (8) reaches for the ball in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, March 3, 2021. (Hector Amezcua/AP Photo)
    Hield’s status for the game was in doubt because of a s
  • Newsom Reserves 2 FEMA Vaccination Sites For Educators Thursday, Friday

    Newsom Reserves 2 FEMA Vaccination Sites For Educators Thursday, Friday
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Gov. Gavin Newsom is reserving coronavirus vaccinations for educators in an effort to get students back onto campus as quickly as possible.
    Newsom is allocating tens of thousands of doses to the Los Angeles Unified School District so that staff is vaccinated as children come back into the classroom.
    Newsom is promising 25,000 doses for LAUSD staff in the next two weeks, in addition to the 17,600 doses allotted to the district from LA County in that time.
    The hope
  • Power Play Sends Blues To 3-2 Win Over Skidding Ducks

    Power Play Sends Blues To 3-2 Win Over Skidding Ducks
    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Binnington made 27 saves and the St. Louis Blues scored on all three of their power plays Wednesday night in a 3-2 victory over the skidding Anaheim Ducks.
    Vince Dunn #29 of the St. Louis Blues skates with the puck with pressure from Max Comtois #53 of the Anaheim Ducks during the second period of the game at Honda Center on March 3, 2021 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Debora Robinson/NHLI via Getty Images)
    Oskar Sundqvist, Brayden Schenn and Zach Sanford e
  • California To Give 40% Of Vaccine Doses To Vulnerable Areas

    California To Give 40% Of Vaccine Doses To Vulnerable Areas
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CBSLA/AP) — California will begin setting aside 40% of all vaccine doses for some of the state’s most vulnerable neighborhoods in an effort to inoculate people most at risk from the coronavirus and get the state’s economy open more quickly.
    Two officials in Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration shared details Wednesday on condition of anonymity.
    The doses will be spread out among 400 ZIP codes where about 8 million people are eligible for shots, with many
  • Senate Democrats Limit Eligibility For Stimulus Checks In $1.9 trillion COVID Bill

    Senate Democrats Limit Eligibility For Stimulus Checks In $1.9 trillion COVID Bill
    Washington — President Biden and moderate Senate Democrats have struck a deal to limit eligibility for direct stimulus checks to Americans, lowering the income level for those who would qualify for payments, according to a Democratic source.
  • Seal Beach Chef Pleads Guilty To Doping, Raping Woman

    Seal Beach Chef Pleads Guilty To Doping, Raping Woman
    WESTMINSTER (CBSLA) – A former chef at a Seal Beach restaurant pleaded guilty Wednesday and was immediately sentenced to three years in prison for serving a spiked drink to one of his patrons and raping her while she was unconscious.
    The victim told police she went to a Seal Beach restaurant on Feb. 13, 2018, where Darryl Lee Matanane was working and he served her an alcoholic drink, according to Seal Beach Police Department Sgt. Michael Henderson.
    She said she awoke in an unfamiliar apart
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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