• State, Local Offices And Courts Closed Friday For Lincoln’s Birthday

    State, Local Offices And Courts Closed Friday For Lincoln’s Birthday
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — State and local government offices and courts will were closed Friday for President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday.
    Mail delivery, however, will continue because the former president’s birthday is not a federal holiday.
    California is one of eight states that celebrates the day as a holiday, marking the anniversary of the 16th president’s birth on Feb. 12, 1809.
    Presidents Day, which honors George Washington’s birthday, is a federal holiday and will
  • 2 Workers In Critical Condition After Reported Explosion In Downtown LA

    2 Workers In Critical Condition After Reported Explosion In Downtown LA
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Two workers are in critical condition after an apparent explosion involving electrical equipment in the loading dock of the Los Angeles World Trade Center in downtown.
    Witnesses reported an explosion, which apparently involved electrical equipment, at about 9:15 a.m. at 360 S. Flower Street. Two men were taken to a hospital in critical condition, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.Sign indicates the reported explosion happened at the loading dock for the Los
  • Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Motor Deputy Killed In Lakewood Crash

    Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Motor Deputy Killed In Lakewood Crash
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy was killed Thursday in a crash in the Lakewood area, Sheriff Alex Villanueva said.
    The crash happened at about 9 a.m. near Del Amo and Paramount boulevards.
    Villanueva confirmed the death on Twitter.Today, I am saddened to announce that an @LASDHQ motor deputy was killed in a traffic collision this morning near Del Amo blvd and Paramount Blvd.This is all the info I can share at this time.Please be patient as we gather facts.
  • Third Stimulus Check: When Could You Get Another Economic Relief Payment?

    Third Stimulus Check: When Could You Get Another Economic Relief Payment?
    (CBS Detroit) — A third stimulus check may be just weeks away. The $1,400 direct payment is an important part of the American Rescue Plan, President Biden’s $1.9 trillion economic relief package designed to help millions of Americans dealing with the economic fallout from COVID. It has support from both Democrats and Republicans and looks destined to end up in the bill’s final version. The package also includes higher unemployment benefits, an improved child tax credit, a
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  • Robert Stewart, One Of LAPD’s First Black Officers, Ceremoniously Reinstated; Department Had Refused To Rehire Him After Acquittal For Assault

    Robert Stewart, One Of LAPD’s First Black Officers, Ceremoniously Reinstated; Department Had Refused To Rehire Him After Acquittal For Assault
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Robert Stewart, one of the first Black men to join the LAPD, has been ceremoniously reinstated after being unjustly fired in 1900.
    (credit: City Of Los Angeles)
    Stewart joined the LAPD in 1889 and served honorably, but lost his job in 1900 after being charged, tried, then acquitted of assaulting a 15-year-old girl. But even though he was ultimately found not guilty, the LAPD refused to rehire him.
    He spent the rest of his life as a laborer and janitor before he died i
  • Lady Gaga’s Dogwalker Shot, Wounded In Hollywood; 2 French Bulldogs Stolen

    Lady Gaga’s Dogwalker Shot, Wounded In Hollywood; 2 French Bulldogs Stolen
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A man was shot and wounded while walking singer Lady Gaga’s dogs on a Hollywood street Wednesday night, and two of her French bulldogs were then stolen.
    Feb. 24, 2021. (CBSLA)
    The shooting occurred at 9:40 p.m. in the 1500 block of North Sierra Bonita Avenue, just off Sunset Boulevard.
    A 30-year-old man was walking several dogs when two suspects got out of a car and approached him, Los Angeles police said. After an altercation, the suspects opened fire on him.
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  • Paramount+ Is One Week Away: Here’s What’s In Store

    Paramount+ Is One Week Away: Here’s What’s In Store
    (CBS) –  ViacomCBS’ on-demand streaming service, CBS All Access, will undergo a makeover one week from today when the network is officially re-branded to Paramount+. ViacomCBS President and CEO Bob Bakish revealed a host of new information about the platform yesterday during an online event including pricing tiers, breathe of content and a whole new way to watch movie releases.
    For starters, Paramount+ will feature content from the full ViacomCBS family of properties including C
  • What A Dummy: Driver Busted In Baldwin Park Carpool Lane With Elaborately Detailed Mannequin In Passenger Seat

    What A Dummy: Driver Busted In Baldwin Park Carpool Lane With Elaborately Detailed Mannequin In Passenger Seat
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A passenger wearing a baseball cap, glasses, a face mask and a red and blue plaid shirt turned out to be a mannequin helping a driver illegally use the carpool lane in Baldwin Park.
    An image of the lifelike mannequin was posted on Facebook by the CHP West Valley, who were impressed by the elaborate figure.
    The mannequin wore a baseball cap over salt and pepper hair, glasses and a blue medical face mask. It was also dressed in not one, but two button-down shirts &ndash
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  • Modest Hero of “Forgotten War” Recalls Historic Rescue Mission

    Modest Hero of “Forgotten War” Recalls Historic Rescue Mission
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Burley Smith remembers Christmas Day 1950 at the height of the Korean war.
    The retired Miami realtor, now 92, was a 21-year-old sailor aboard the United States Merchant Marine vessel Meredith Victory.
    He and a few other shipmates had recently graduated from the Merchant Marine Academy Kings Point, New York.
    The ship was in Korean waters to carry military equipment to U.S. troops. He vividly recalls the ship.
    “The ship was the Meredith Victory sh
  • Chaos After Man Shot, Wounded During Argument Inside Gardena Target Store

    Chaos After Man Shot, Wounded During Argument Inside Gardena Target Store
    GARDENA (CBSLA) – It was a chaotic scene for shoppers after a suspect shot and wounded a man during a fight inside a Target store in Gardena Wednesday night. The suspect escaped.
    A man was shot and wounded during a fight inside a Target store in Gardena, Calif. Feb. 24, 2021. (OnScene TV)
    The shooting occurred at around 10 p.m. at a Target store located at 2169 W. Redondo Beach Blvd.
    According to Gardena police, two men were in a heated argument that turned into a physical fight. One of th
  • Raging Fire Destroys Commercial Building In South LA

    Raging Fire Destroys Commercial Building In South LA
    SOUTH LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A large fire completely destroyed a commercial building in Historic South-Central Los Angeles early Thursday morning, and heavily damaged a second building.
    Feb. 25, 2021, (Citizen App)
    The fire broke out a little before 1 a.m. in the 3700 block of South Grand Avenue, near the 110 Freeway and east of Exposition Park.
    The fire tore through a one-story commercial building before spreading to an adjacent two-story building, the Los Angeles Fire Department reports.
  • Cherry Hill, New Jersey School District Will Require Students To Take African American History To Graduate

    Cherry Hill, New Jersey School District Will Require Students To Take African American History To Graduate
    CHERRY HILL, N.J. (CBS) — The Cherry Hill School District is now the first in New Jersey to require students to take African American history in order to graduate. The school board approved the move Tuesday night.
    Students had lobbied for the course to become mandatory. The charge was led by seventh-grader Ebele Azikiwe, of Beck Middle School.
    Ebele penned a letter last summer to the school district, asking for a more comprehensive and accurate curriculum on African American history.
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  • 2 People Killed, 3 Critically Hurt In Violent South LA Collision

    2 People Killed, 3 Critically Hurt In Violent South LA Collision
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – At least two people were killed and another three critically injured in a crash in the Vermont-Vista neighborhood of South Los Angeles early Thursday morning.
    Feb. 25, 2021. (CBSLA)
    The two-vehicle crash occurred sometime before 5:20 a.m. in the 400 block of West Century Boulevard, near Figueroa Street.
    Los Angeles Fire Department crews responded to find two people dead at the scene. They were not immediately identified.
    Another three people were rushed to local hospi
  • Walton Goggins On ‘The Unicorns’ Final Few Episodes Of Season Two: ‘You Will Laugh, There Will Be Moments Where You’ll Cry’

    Walton Goggins On ‘The Unicorns’ Final Few Episodes Of Season Two: ‘You Will Laugh, There Will Be Moments Where You’ll Cry’
    (CBS) – The Unicorn is back with another new episode titled “In Memory Of…”. In tonight’s chapter a memorial is planned for Wade’s (Walton Goggins) late wife that leads daughter Natalie to discover that she is starting to lose some memories about her mother that the family has to come to terms with.
    CBS‘ Matt Weiss spoke to Goggins about this week’s episode, working with both of his “TV daughters” and what fans can expect for the rest
  • Man Shot While Walking Dogs In Hollywood, 2 French Bulldogs Stolen

    Man Shot While Walking Dogs In Hollywood, 2 French Bulldogs Stolen
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A man was shot and wounded while walking dogs on a Hollywood street Wednesday night, and two French bulldogs were then stolen.
    Feb. 24, 2021. (CBSLA)
    The shooting occurred at 9:40 p.m. in the 1500 block of North Sierra Bonita Avenue, just off Sunset Boulevard.
    A 30-year-old man was walking several dogs when two suspects got out of a car and approached him, Los Angeles police said. After an altercation, the suspects opened fire on him.
    They then stole two French bulldo
  • Researchers Developing Rapid At-Home COVID Test That Connects To Your Smartphone

    Researchers Developing Rapid At-Home COVID Test That Connects To Your Smartphone
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Researchers are developing a new, rapid COVID-19 test that connects to your smartphone to reveal results at home.
    Ever since the pandemic began, researchers in France have been working on a way to test for COVID-19 quickly and accurately.
    “Since March, we try to develop a portable device everybody can use at home,” said University of Lille Professor Sabine Szunerits.
    The research at the French university started, oddly enough, with camels, llamas and alpacas.
  • At Least 2 Homes Destroyed When Wind-Whipped Fire Rips Through Bloomington Neighborhood

    At Least 2 Homes Destroyed When Wind-Whipped Fire Rips Through Bloomington Neighborhood
    FONTANA (CBSLA) – A fire broke out early Thursday morning amid powerful winds in the San Bernardino County community of Bloomington, destroying at least two homes.
    Feb. 25, 2021. (LLN)
    The three-alarm fire was reported at 12:23 a.m. in the area of Tamarind and Santa Ana avenues.
    According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, crews arrived on scene to find one home with heavy flames, and the fire spreading towards nearby brush and homes.
    Two homes have been destroyed and a third is
  • ‘Once-In-A-Lifetime Sighting:’ Incredibly Rare Half-Male, Half-Female Cardinal Spotted In Pennsylvania

    ‘Once-In-A-Lifetime Sighting:’ Incredibly Rare Half-Male, Half-Female Cardinal Spotted In Pennsylvania
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA-TV) — A longtime birdwatcher in Pennsylvania says he had a “once-in-a-lifetime” bird sighting – a cardinal that is half-male and half-female.
    “I had a once-in-a-lifetime, one in a million bird encounter!” James hill posted on Facebook.  Hill described the bird, which is known as a bilateral gynandromorph northern cardinal, as a bird divided right down the middle, half male and half female.
    Typically, male cardinals have bright red pl
  • Recovering COVID Patients Face Massive Medical Bills After Hospitalization

    Recovering COVID Patients Face Massive Medical Bills After Hospitalization
    HUNTINGTON BEACH (CBSLA) – Jeff Sherman of Huntington Beach spent 11 days in the hospital fighting COVID-19.
    “I was on oxygen the entire time, they of course charged for that,” said Sherman. “I was on high flow oxygen 2/3 of that time, and they charge an extra rate for that, so the total bill was $110,000.”
    The six-page long itemized bill ranges from $3,400 a day for his ICU bed to nearly $4,500 for a dose of Remdesivir.
    And then there are the charges that surprised
  • 2 Killed In Rowland Heights Shooting, Suspect At Large

    2 Killed In Rowland Heights Shooting, Suspect At Large
    ROWLAND HEIGHTS (CBSLA) — Two men were fatally shot Wednesday night in the unincorporated community of Rowland Heights near the city of Industry.
    Two men were found fatally shot at a home in Rowland Heights. (CBSLA)
    According to the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, deputies responded to the 18000 block of Villa Clara Street, near Fullerton Road, at about 7:50 p.m. Both victims, who were not immediately identified, were pronounced dead at the scene.
    Neither a motive for the shooting
  • LA County Details New COVID-19 Vaccination Plan As Eligibility Expands

    LA County Details New COVID-19 Vaccination Plan As Eligibility Expands
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Teachers, childcare workers and grocery store employees will be eligible to sign up to get a COVID-19 vaccine starting March 1, but with the expansion come some changes that will make it easier for some to get the shot.
    “I’m gonna get emotional,” Jeannette Romero, the executive director of Pasadena Day Nursery for Child Development. “I’m actually really excited. You get my true reaction cause I had not heard that!”
    For Romero, a yea
  • Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans Increase During Pandemic

    Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans Increase During Pandemic
    KOREATOWN (CBSLA) — Denny Kim said was walking down a Koreatown street when two men attacked him.
    Denny Kim said he was walking down Kenmore Avenue, between Wilshire Boulevard and 6th Street, Feb. 16 when two men attacked him. “They told me to go back to China,” Kim said. (Denny Kim photo)
    “They were hurling racial insults they were calling me ‘Ching Chong,’ ‘C***k,’ ‘Chinese virus,'” Kim said. “They told me to go back to China.&r
  • Gobert, Clarkson Lead Jazz To 114-89 Rout Of Lakers

    Gobert, Clarkson Lead Jazz To 114-89 Rout Of Lakers
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Rudy Gobert and Jordan Clarkson each scored 18 points and the Utah Jazz routed the Los Angeles Lakers 114-89 on Wednesday night.
     LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives into Royce O’Neale #23 of the Utah Jazz during a game at Vivint Smart Home Arena on February 24, 2021 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)
    Gobert also had nine rebounds for Utah (26-6), which won for the 22nd time in its last 24 games — with 20 of t
  • LAPD Motorcycle Officer Taken To Hospital After Crash

    LAPD Motorcycle Officer Taken To Hospital After Crash
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A motorcycle officer with the Los Angeles Police Department was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Wednesday night following a crash.You can see the officer’s motorcycle is intact, which is a good sign. It looks as though the SUV hit the motorcycle as well as the cruiser.
    — Desmond Shaw (@RoadSageLA) February 25, 2021The crash happened near the intersection of West Adams Boulevard and Mont Clair Street, though it was not immediately clear what led up to
  • Petersen Helps Kings Beat Blues 2-1 For 6th Straight Win

    Petersen Helps Kings Beat Blues 2-1 For 6th Straight Win
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Alex Iafallo and Andreas Athanasiou scored in the second period to send the Los Angeles Kings past the St. Louis Blues 2-1 on Wednesday night for their sixth consecutive victory.
    Tobias Bjornfot #33 of the Los Angeles Kings battles Kyle Clifford #13 of the St. Louis Blues for the puck on February 24, 2021 at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Joe Puetz/NHLI via Getty Images)
    Cal Petersen made 35 saves, improving to 3-0-1 in his last four starts.
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  • Coyotes Rally From 3 Down To Beat Ducks 4-3 In Shootout

    Coyotes Rally From 3 Down To Beat Ducks 4-3 In Shootout
    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Conor Garland and Christian Dvorak each scored in a shootout, and the Arizona Coyotes rallied from a three-goal deficit for the second straight game to beat the Anaheim Ducks 4-3 Wednesday night.
    Isac Lundestrom #48 of the Anaheim Ducks and Nick Schmaltz #8 of the Arizona Coyotes skate for a loose puck during the second period of the NHL hockey game at Gila River Arena on February 24, 2021 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/NHLI via Getty Images)
    Arizona came
  • 23-Year-Old Charged With Molesting Woman in Santa Ana Store

    23-Year-Old Charged With Molesting Woman in Santa Ana Store
    SANTA ANA (CBSLA) – A 23-year-old transient was charged Wednesday with molesting a woman in a business.
    Bret Wade Bishop is accused of walking into a business at 1319 N. Main St. in Santa Ana on Monday and allegedly knocking a woman working there to the floor and groping her breasts, Santa Ana Police Department Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said.
    A security guard chased him out, but he returned later and knocked her down again and ripped her blouse as he groped her breasts again, Bertagna said.
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  • Riverside Adds 419 New COVID-19 Cases, 12 Deaths; San Bernardino Reports 253 Cases, 22 Deaths

    Riverside Adds 419 New COVID-19 Cases, 12 Deaths; San Bernardino Reports 253 Cases, 22 Deaths
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties all reported additional deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus Wednesday.
    Riverside County health officials reported 419 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases and 12 additional fatalities, bringing countywide totals to 288,960 cases and 3,707 deaths. Of those who contracted the illness, 268,360 had recovered.
    There were 406 COVID-19 patients hospitalized Wednesday, 116 of whom were being treated in intensive care units &mdas
  • Pasadena’s Lucky Boy Burgers Sues Postmates Alleging Unfair Business Practices

    Pasadena’s Lucky Boy Burgers Sues Postmates Alleging Unfair Business Practices
    PASADENA (CBSLA) — Lucky Boy, a walk-up burger restaurant in Pasadena, Wednesday filed suit against Postmates accusing the delivery service of unfair business practices.
    Lucky Boy, which operates a popular roadside grill off Arroyo Parkway, has accused the popular delivery service of trademark infringement and unfair competition, alleging that the service used the company’s name without authorization and intentionally posted a menu bearing incorrect information, including lower price
  • Lynne Thompson Announced As 2021 Los Angeles Poet Laureate

    Lynne Thompson Announced As 2021 Los Angeles Poet Laureate
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Mayor Eric Garcetti Wednesday announced that native Angeleno Lynne Thompson is the 2021 Los Angeles Poet Laureate.
    Garcetti described Thompson as an “acclaimed writer, an outspoken force who uses words to tell stories and unite communities and open us up to perspectives.”
    Lynne Thompson speaks at gala celebrating the 27th Annual of artworxLA.
    “A native of South L.A., in so much of her work, our city, its character, its dynamism, its challenges and it

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