• SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Astronauts Expected To Begin Return Trip To Earth Saturday

    SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Astronauts Expected To Begin Return Trip To Earth Saturday
    HAWTHORNE (CBSLA) — Two astronauts who were part of a historic launch to the International Space Station are expected to come home – as long as the weather cooperates.
    Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken have been aboard the ISS since May 31, when they blasted off from Cape Canaveral in Hawthorne-based SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft.
    It marked the first man-launch from U.S. soil since the space shuttle program was retired in 2011.
    Behnken and Hurley are expected to go back inside the
  • Obesity-Linked Coronavirus Death Rates Impacts Men And Women Differently, Study Says

    Obesity-Linked Coronavirus Death Rates Impacts Men And Women Differently, Study Says
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — New research is showing that coronavirus has proven to be deadlier among overweight men than men.
    “The way that men deposit fat and the type of fat that they deposit and the way it deposits in their body is different than women at these high BMI categories,” said Sara Tartof, Kaiser Permanente infectious disease epidemiologist.
    Tartof said researchers examined health records of nearly 7,000 coronavirus patients treated at a Southern California health care
  • How Coronavirus Death Rates Are Linked To Obesity In Men And Women

    How Coronavirus Death Rates Are Linked To Obesity In Men And Women
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — New research is showing that coronavirus has proven to be deadlier among overweight men than men.
    “The way that men deposit fat and the type of fat that they deposit and the way it deposits in their body is different than women at these high BMI categories,” said Sara Tartof, Kaiser Permanente infectious disease epidemiologist.
    Tartof said researchers examined health records of nearly 7,000 coronavirus patients treated at a Southern California health care
  • LA Activates Cooling Centers As Extreme Heat Arrives in Southern California

    LA Activates Cooling Centers As Extreme Heat Arrives in Southern California
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A statewide flex alert was issued Friday with a stretch of hot weather forecast to begin across Southern California — a potential heat wave that at least one climate scientist said could be the worst the region has seen in a decade.“I think this is probably gonna be especially across inland areas one of the biggest heat waves we’ve seen this decade,” Daniel Swain, a UCLA Climate Scientist, said. “We think a lot about wildfires being dange
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  • Cal ISO Lifts Stage 3 Emergency Notice, All Power Restored

    Cal ISO Lifts Stage 3 Emergency Notice, All Power Restored
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The California Independent System Operator Friday declared a statewide Stage 3 Electrical Emergency due to high heat and increased electricity demand — initiating rotating outages throughout the state — for the first time since 2001.
    “Several days ago we started seeing the weather forecast and we knew this was going to be a uniquely excessive, very hot heat wave,” Ann Gonzales, of Cal, ISO said. “And so we started at that point ordering o
  • Business Booming At Local Pizzerias Even As Cheese, Pepperoni Harder To Come By

    Business Booming At Local Pizzerias Even As Cheese, Pepperoni Harder To Come By
    PASADENA (CBSLA) — In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, there have been shortages of toilet paper, hand sanitizer and coins, but now some pizza places are reporting a shortage of pepperoni and higher prices for cheese.
    “The price has gone up,” David Valian, owner of Big Mama’s and Papa’s Pizza, said. “I think since there’s like a meat shortage going around.”
    The thin slice of meat — a mix of pork and beef — is the number one pizza t
  • Azusa Police: Ranch Fire Started By Arson, Search For Suspect Continues

    Azusa Police: Ranch Fire Started By Arson, Search For Suspect Continues
    AZUSA (CBSLA) — The Azusa Police Department Friday said it was searching for a man wanted in connection connection with the Ranch Fire, which has burned roughly 1,500 acres since it started Thursday afternoon.Azusa Police along with @LACoFDPIO Arson Investigators have been conducting a joint investigation of yesterday's #ranchfire.
    A suspect has been identified and is being sought for questioning. Please see press release for details.#azusa #CityofAzusa #AzusaPD pic.twitter.com/io2DPi9qMU
  • EPA Reaches $56.6M Settlement For Groundwater Cleanup Throughout LA County

    EPA Reaches $56.6M Settlement For Groundwater Cleanup Throughout LA County
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Federal officials announced on Friday that more funds have been devoted to the further cleanup of contaminated groundwater throughout Los Angeles.
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other agencies have reached a $56.6 million settlement to assist in cleanup at the Dual Site Groundwater Operable Unit of the Montrose Chemical Corp. and Del Amo superfund sites.
    “This settlement ensures the long-term operation of the groundwater cleanup system,” said
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  • Cal ISO Issues Stage 3 Emergency Notice, Rolling Blackouts Underway

    Cal ISO Issues Stage 3 Emergency Notice, Rolling Blackouts Underway
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The California Independent System Operator Friday declared a statewide Stage 3 Emergency due to a strain on the grid caused by increased electricity usage because of excessive heat.
    As of 7:12 p.m., Southern California Edison confirmed it had started rolling power outages but would not specify in which regions due to public safety concerns.
    The ISO earlier in the day issued a Flex Alert, calling on consumers to conserve electricity, from 3-10 p.m. Friday.
    During that
  • Ventura Surpasses 9K Coronavirus Cases; Riverside, San Bernardino Report Additional Deaths

    Ventura Surpasses 9K Coronavirus Cases; Riverside, San Bernardino Report Additional Deaths
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties all reported additional deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus Friday.
    A volunteer, left, hands three-year-old Zayla a backpack filled with school supplies at a Los Angeles distribution event Aug. 14 to support neighborhood families as her mom Claudia Rodriguez, right, watches. (Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP-Getty)
    Riverside County health officials reported 965 newly confirmed cases and two additional fatalities, bringing c
  • 21-Year-Old Facing Felony Charges, Held On $1M Bail In 4 Orange County Groping Incidents,

    21-Year-Old Facing Felony Charges, Held On $1M Bail In 4 Orange County Groping Incidents,
    ORANGE (CBSLA) — A 21-year-old man was charged on Friday with groping four women in Orange area as they walked on a trial after pleading not guilty to the accusations.
    Saul Montiel-Tejada faces the felonies of one count of kidnapping to commit a sex offense, two counts of assault with the intent to commit a sex assault and two counts of sexual battery by restraint, along with two misdemeanor counts of sexual battery.
    Montiel-Tejada is accused of grabbing a woman’s buttocks while she
  • US Postal Service Warns California, 45 Other States On Mail Ballots

    US Postal Service Warns California, 45 Other States On Mail Ballots
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA/AP) — The U.S. Postal Service has warned California and 45 states and the District of Columbia it cannot guarantee all ballots cast by mail for the November election will arrive in time to be counted, according to reports Friday.
    The warning letters sent to states and obtained by the Washington Post raise the possibility that tens of millions of Americans eligible for mail-in ballots this fall will not be able to use them — even if they follow election rules.
    In a
  • Mayor Garcetti Extends Relaxed Parking Enforcement In LA Through October 1

    Mayor Garcetti Extends Relaxed Parking Enforcement In LA Through October 1
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Mayor Garcetti Friday extended relaxed parking enforcement across the City of Los Angeles until October1 in efforts to make it easier to stay home when possible.
    “Angelenos shouldn’t be penalized for staying home, avoiding unnecessary trips, and doing their part to stop the spread of COVID-19,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti.
    “All of us have a role to play in defeating this virus and saving lives, and no one should worry about facing extra financial
  • Mayor Garcetti Extends Relaxed Parking Enforcement In LA Through Oct. 1

    Mayor Garcetti Extends Relaxed Parking Enforcement In LA Through Oct. 1
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Mayor Garcetti Friday extended relaxed parking enforcement across the City of Los Angeles until Oct. 1 in efforts to make it easier to stay home when possible.
    “Angelenos shouldn’t be penalized for staying home, avoiding unnecessary trips, and doing their part to stop the spread of COVID-19,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti.
    “All of us have a role to play in defeating this virus and saving lives, and no one should worry about facing extra financial bu
  • Grove Fire Burns Near Homes In Hacienda Heights

    Grove Fire Burns Near Homes In Hacienda Heights
    HACIENDA HEIGHTS (CBSLA) — A vegetation fire, dubbed the Grove Fire, has burned roughly seven acres as of Friday afternoon in Hacienda Heights area of the San Gabriel Valley.
    The blaze was reported just after 3 p.m. near 14710 E. Orange Grove Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.
    At last check, it was being categorized as a second alarm fire and was 15% contained as of 4:30 p.m. Fire crews also said forward progress has been stopped on the fire and no injuries h
  • ‘I’m Ready To Work’: Laid Off Workers Protest Outside Lynwood Hospital Claiming New Ownership Is Compromising Patient Care

    ‘I’m Ready To Work’: Laid Off Workers Protest Outside Lynwood Hospital Claiming New Ownership Is Compromising Patient Care
    LYNWOOD (CBSLA) — Laid off hospital workers protested outside St. Francis Medical Center Friday, accusing the hospital’s new owner of replacing veteran workers with inexperienced ones and jeopardizing patient safety in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
    Laid off workers protest outside St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood on Friday. (CBSLA)
    “We have 30 plus years, 40 years,” one laid off worker said. “Now, at midnight, we’re put out in the street.”
  • Orange County Reports 683 New COVID-19 Cases, 20 Additional Deaths

    Orange County Reports 683 New COVID-19 Cases, 20 Additional Deaths
    SANTA ANA (CBSLA) — Orange County health officials reported 683 additional COVID-19 cases and 20 more deaths Friday.
    To date, the county’s totals now stand at 42,854 coronavirus cases and 789 deaths.
    Of the fatalities reported Friday, seven were skilled nursing facility residents.
    Since the pandemic began, 300 of the victims who died were skilled nursing facility residents, 44 were assisted living facility residents and one was homeless.
    Case counts have been up and down since Sunday
  • LA County Reports 2,642 New Coronavirus Cases, 45 Additional Deaths

    LA County Reports 2,642 New Coronavirus Cases, 45 Additional Deaths
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles Department of Public Health reported 2,642 newly confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus and 45 additional deaths Friday, bringing countywide totals to 218,693 cases and 5,214 deaths.
    Teacher Librarian Sherri Whitham, left, helps a student through protective shield barrier at Hollywood High School Aug. 13. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)
    Health officials said the number of new cases reported Friday did not include many backlog numbers from the
  • Shark Euthanized After Coming Onto Newport Beach Shore With Injuries

    Shark Euthanized After Coming Onto Newport Beach Shore With Injuries
    NEWPORT BEACH (CBSLA) — A thresher shark had to be euthanized Friday after coming onto shore with possible boat propeller injuries.
    Beachgoers scattered after the shark came onto shore at about 1:45 p.m. Friday. The shark was seen thrashing on the shore as people in bathing suits and holding boogie boards watched quietly.
    The 3-4 foot thresher shark appeared to have injuries consistent with being hit by a boat propeller. Several lifeguards helped pull the barely-alive shark out of the wate
  • Newport Beach Man Charged After Waving Gun Near Black Lives Matter Protesters

    Newport Beach Man Charged After Waving Gun Near Black Lives Matter Protesters
    SANTA ANA (CBSLA) – A Newport Beach man has been charged with two misdemeanors for waving a loaded gun at Black Lives Matter protestors while screaming racial slurs during a Newport Beach protest in June.
    Travis Patrick White, 48, of Newport Beach is being charged with one misdemeanor count of brandishing a firearm in public and one misdemeanor count of possession of a loaded firearm in a public place.
    Travis White, 48, was recorded waving a gun in the air after a confrontation with protes
  • Statewide Flex Alert Issued As Extreme Heat Arrives; LA Activates Cooling Centers

    Statewide Flex Alert Issued As Extreme Heat Arrives; LA Activates Cooling Centers
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A statewide flex alert has been issued for Friday, when a stretch of hot weather is forecast to begin across Southern California.
    The state’s Independent System Operator, or ISO, urged all Californians to conserve electricity from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday in anticipation of heavy demand due to residential air conditioning use.
    Extreme heat with a potential for heat-related illnesses was forecast to start this weekend, according to the National Weather Services. Triple
  • South LA Woman Charged With Beating, Torturing 4-Year-Old Daughter To Death

    South LA Woman Charged With Beating, Torturing 4-Year-Old Daughter To Death
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A South LA woman was charged Friday with beating her 4-year-old daughter to death.
    Akira Smith, 34, was charged with one count each of murder, torture and assault on a child causing death. She is scheduled to make her first court appearance Friday, when prosecutors say they will recommend her bail be set at $3.05 million.
    The girl, named Eternity, was pronounced dead at 7:41 a.m. Tuesday after she was taken to the hospital by ambulance. Smith was arrested the next day
  • Port Of Long Beach To Open Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Site For Personnel And Public

    Port Of Long Beach To Open Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Site For Personnel And Public
    LONG BEACH (CBSLA) — The Port of Long Beach will offer drive-up COVID-19 testing for dockworkers, truckers, other frontline labor partners, and the public starting Monday, the shipyard announced Friday.
    The free tests will be available to Long Beach port personnel and the general public on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4 to 7 p.m. at 2100 W. Anaheim St., a vacant lot located within the Harbor District at the southwest corner of Anaheim and Ninth streets.
    “Our port workers
  • Panorama City Man Charged With Taking $860K In PPP Loans For Sham Sewing Business

    Panorama City Man Charged With Taking $860K In PPP Loans For Sham Sewing Business
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A Panorama City man faces federal charges of taking more than $860,000 in coronavirus relief loans for a sham sewing business.
    Arman Manukyan, 49, who is believed to have fled the United States for Belarus, has been charged with one count each of bank fraud and aggravated identity theft in a criminal complaint filed this week in U.S. District Court. He faces a statutory maximum sentence of 32 years in federal prison if convicted.
    Federal prosecutors say Manukyan submi
  • Massive Coronavirus Testing Center Opens In Norco

    Massive Coronavirus Testing Center Opens In Norco
    NORCO (CBSLA) – A COVID-19 testing site capable of testing up to 3,000 people per day is up and running in the Riverside County community of Norco.
    Aug. 14, 2020. (CBSLA)
    The 50,000-square-foot Lifeline Testing Supercenter opened at SilverLakes Equestrian Sports Park Friday.
    The site will be open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week. The site was built by the same team that put together the Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals, according to a news release from organizers.
    The test
  • Appellate Court Throws Out California Ban On High-Capacity Ammo Magazines

    Appellate Court Throws Out California Ban On High-Capacity Ammo Magazines
    SACRAMENTO (AP) – A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday threw out California’s ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines, saying the law violates the U.S. Constitution’s protection of the right to bear firearms.
    “Even well-intentioned laws must pass constitutional muster,” appellate Judge Kenneth Lee wrote for the panel’s majority. California’s ban on magazines holding more than 10 bullets “strikes at the core of th
  • LAX Construction Means Nightly Roadway Detours

    LAX Construction Means Nightly Roadway Detours
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Travelers at Los Angeles International Airport should plan for extra travel time and expect roadway detours as construction continues.
    Nightly road closures on the northbound ramp at Century and Sepulveda Boulevards will be in place from midnight to 6 a.m. due to construction, according to airport officials.
    The closures, detouring travelers from the area using 96th Street, are set to continue through Aug. 21.
    Travelers exiting LAX via Upper World Way South will be de
  • Police: Beverly Hills Man Charged With 6 Counts Of Rape, Sexual Assault May Have Hurt Other Women

    Police: Beverly Hills Man Charged With 6 Counts Of Rape, Sexual Assault May Have Hurt Other Women
    BEVERLY HILLS (CBSLA) — A Beverly Hills man has been arrested in several sexual assaults since 2017, and police say he may have more victims.
    (credit: Beverly Hills Police Department)
    Kamran Syed, 39, was arrested on June 20 and remains in custody on $1.5 million bail. He is scheduled to make his next court appearance on Aug. 31.
    Between 2017 and this year, police say Syed targeted drunk women at bars and nightclubs throughout Los Angeles and Orange counties, then drive them to Beverly Hil
  • ‘We Want Them Back To School Too’: One-On-One With LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner As First Day Of School Looms

    ‘We Want Them Back To School Too’: One-On-One With LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner As First Day Of School Looms
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Venice High School buzzed with activity in the week before the first day of school, with teachers busily distributing textbooks and laptops.
    But the face masks worn by all the staff members, who are being careful to stand away from each other as they talk, are just another obvious reminder that this first day of school — which is approaching fast on Tuesday — will be unlike any other as schools prepare to open during the coronavirus pandemic.
    (credit: CBS)
  • Childcare For Teachers, Tutoring Plans Underway As LAUSD Schools Prepare For First Day Of School Online

    Childcare For Teachers, Tutoring Plans Underway As LAUSD Schools Prepare For First Day Of School Online
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Venice High School buzzed with activity in the week before the first day of school, with teachers busily distributing textbooks and laptops.
    But the face masks worn by all the staff members, who are being careful to stand away from each other as they talk, are just another obvious reminder that this first day of school — which is approaching fast on Tuesday — will be unlike any other as schools prepare to open during the coronavirus pandemic.
    (credit: CBS)

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