• Supreme Court Says California Can’t Ban Indoor Worship Due To COVID

    Supreme Court Says California Can’t Ban Indoor Worship Due To COVID
    WASHINGTON (AP/CBS13) — The Supreme Court is telling California it can’t enforce a ban on indoor church services because of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • 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
  • #14 Texas Looks For Revenge Against #18 Texas Tech Saturday On CBS, Analyst Pete Gillen Says Longhorns’ Greg Brown Is Player To Watch

    #14 Texas Looks For Revenge Against #18 Texas Tech Saturday On CBS, Analyst Pete Gillen Says Longhorns’ Greg Brown Is Player To Watch
    (CBSDFW.com)- While the Big Ten is home to four of the nation’s Top 10 teams and considered to be the top conference in college basketball this season, the Big 12 has a case in its own right. Home to three Top 10 squads and five Top 25 teams overall, it’s been an obstacle course for teams to get through all season. Saturday on CBS, two of the Top 25 teams in the conference, Texas and Texas Tech, will square off in Lubbock.
    For the 14th ranked Longhorns, the conference season has been
  • Massive Blaze Breaks Out At Pallet Yard In Compton

    Massive Blaze Breaks Out At Pallet Yard In Compton
    COMPTON (CBSLA) – A large fire erupted at a pallet yard in an industrial area of Compton early Friday morning.
    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 appeared to have caught fire.
    Explosions could be heard. Transformers and power lines could be heard sparking and popping.
    There were some evacuations, but no reported injuries
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  • Four-Year-Old Finnley Silva Waiting For Heart Transplant Receives Mail From Across The Country: ‘His Face Just Kind Of Lights Up’

    Four-Year-Old Finnley Silva Waiting For Heart Transplant Receives Mail From Across The Country: ‘His Face Just Kind Of Lights Up’
    BOSTON (CBS) – Four-year-old Finnley Silva loves toys, candy, and yes, being a little rowdy.
    “He’s your typical four-year-old boy. He likes robots and cars and going fast and running and you know, just being rowdy and throwing things as most four-year-olds do at this point,” said Emily Silva, Finnley’s mom.
    But what Finnley has had to endure at such a young age is far from typical. “I was prenatally diagnosed with him having a congenital heart defect. He was d
  • Deja McClendon On Athletes Unlimited Volleyball: ‘We Really Want To See This Grow’

    Deja McClendon On Athletes Unlimited Volleyball: ‘We Really Want To See This Grow’
    (CBS Local Sports)– Professional women’s volleyball is coming to CBS Sports Network this weekend with the introduction of a brand new league called Athletes Unlimited Volleyball. The five week competition takes place in a bubble in Dallas, Texas and features over 40 of the best volleyball players in the world.
    After a successful run with Athletes Unlimited Softball in the summer of 2020, the same concepts of players picking up individual points, switching teams each week and coa
  • Taco Truck Customer Shot, Killed In Downtown LA

    Taco Truck Customer Shot, Killed In Downtown LA
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A man was shot and killed while standing in line outside a taco truck in downtown Los Angeles in the early morning hours Friday.
    The shooting took place at around 12:30 a.m. in the 400 block of West 8th Street.
    The victim, who was between 25 and 30 years of age, was in line to order food from a taco truck when at least one suspect opened fire on him, a Los Angeles police spokesperson said.
    He was shot in the stomach. Officers attempted to do CPR on him, but he died at
  • OC Receives More Than 83K COVID-19 Vaccine Doses In Single Day

    OC Receives More Than 83K COVID-19 Vaccine Doses In Single Day
    SANTA ANA (CBSLA) — Orange County received more than 83,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses Thursday, allowing officials to catch up on canceled appointments and keep large-scale county-run sites open.
    “Disney now has enough vaccine to continue operating, [Soka University] will continue to operate without closure and the [Anaheim] Convention Center will continue to operate without closures,” Orange County CEO Frank Kim said. “Unless there’s a weather issue, we have enough va
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  • LA County Sheriff’s Motorcycle Deputy Thomas Albanese Killed In Lakewood Crash

    LA County Sheriff’s Motorcycle Deputy Thomas Albanese 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.
    An undated photo of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Thomas Albanese, who was killed in a crash on Feb. 25, 2021. (LASD)
    Villanueva identified the deputy as 41-year-old Thomas Albanese. He joined the department in 2013.
    The crash happened at about 9 a.m. near Del Amo and Paramount boulevards. The crash appeared to happen in the middle
  • DEA Agents Going Online In Effort To Catch Drug Dealers, Distributors

    DEA Agents Going Online In Effort To Catch Drug Dealers, Distributors
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Inside the federal building in downtown Los Angeles, Drug Enforcement Administration agents scour the internet using code words to find drug dealers, many of whom have moved their sales online.
    Special Agent Bill Bodner says fentanyl was driving up overdose deaths in Los Angeles County. (Credit: Drug Enforcement Administration)
    “Just like those big box stores, they’ve moved to online sales,” a male DEA agent said. “I imagine everybody else is g
  • Report: Orange County Hate Crimes Against Asian-Americans Up 1,200%

    Report: Orange County Hate Crimes Against Asian-Americans Up 1,200%
    SANTA ANA (CBSLA) – Orange County leaders are vowing to crack down on anti-Asian hate incidents. Since the pandemic began, these crimes are up by an estimated 1,200% in the area, according to the Center For The Study Of Hate And Extremism.
    “We are aggressively pursuing and will prosecute those that engage in hate crimes,” said Todd Spitzer, the district attorney of Orange County. “We are unapologetic and we are aggressive.”
    Hate crimes against Asian-Americans a
  • Video Released: Armed Man Attempts To Steal Phone In Culver City

    Video Released: Armed Man Attempts To Steal Phone In Culver City
    CULVER CITY (CBSLA) – A man pointed a gun at a victim while attempting to steal his cellphone in Culver City Thursday.
    The attempted robbery occurred about 6:20 a.m. at the intersection of Port Road and Emporia Avenue when the man drove to the victim in a white Lincoln sedan and tried stealing his cellphone “while directing a small black semi-automatic handgun at the victim,” according to the Culver City Police Department.
    Video of the attempted robbery apparently captured on a
  • House Passes Equality Act, Bolstering Legal Protections For LGBTQ Americans

    House Passes Equality Act, Bolstering Legal Protections For LGBTQ Americans
    Washington — The House passed a bill on Thursday known as the Equality Act, which would enshrine legal protections for LGBTQ Americans by amending existing civil rights laws to prevent businesses and institutions from discriminating against people based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The bill passed by a vote of 224 to 206, with three Republicans joining Democrats in voting “yes.”
  • COVID-19 Hospitalizations Fall Below 400 In Riverside, San Bernardino Counties

    COVID-19 Hospitalizations Fall Below 400 In Riverside, San Bernardino Counties
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Riverside and Ventura counties both reported additional deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus Thursday. San Bernardino County did not report case data due to problems accessing the state database.
    Riverside County health officials reported 225 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases and 42 additional fatalities, bringing countywide totals to 289,185 cases and 3,749 deaths. Of those who contracted the illness, 269,284 had recovered.
    There were 381 COVID-19 patients hospita
  • Tyus Jones, Defense Lead Grizzlies Past Clippers, 122-94

    Tyus Jones, Defense Lead Grizzlies Past Clippers, 122-94
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tyus Jones scored a career-high 20 points, the Memphis defense held Kawhi Leonard and Paul George to sub-standard nights and the Grizzlies beat the Los Angeles Clippers 122-94 on Thursday night.
    Kawhi Leonard #2 of the LA Clippers goes to the basket against Kyle Anderson #1 of the Memphis Grizzlies during the second half at FedExForum on February 25, 2021 in Memphis, Tennessee. (Photo by Justin Ford/Getty Images)
    Dillon Brooks added 19 points for Memphis, and Jonas Va
  • OC Receives More Than 83,000 COVID-19 Vaccine Doses In Single Day

    OC Receives More Than 83,000 COVID-19 Vaccine Doses In Single Day
    SANTA ANA (CBSLA) — Orange County received more than 83,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses Thursday, allowing officials to catch up on canceled appointments and keep large-scale county-run sites open.
    “Disney now has enough vaccine to continue operating, [Soka University] will continue to operate without closure and the [Anaheim] Convention Center will continue to operate without closures,” Orange County CEO Frank Kim said. “Unless there’s a weather issue, we have enough va
  • Stretch Of 5 Freeway In Norwalk Area To Close During Construction

    Stretch Of 5 Freeway In Norwalk Area To Close During Construction
    NORWALK (CBSLA) – Full overnight closures for construction on the Santa Ana (5) Freeway will take place in the Norwalk area Thursday evening, Friday morning, and next week.
    North and southbound lane closures, which began February 21 between the San Gabriel River (605) Freeway and Norwalk Boulevard, will take place Thursday and Friday between 11 p.m. or midnight and 5 a.m., according to Caltrans.
    One side of the freeway will also be closed overnight between Monday and next Thursday.
    Road wo
  • People Making A Difference: Nonprofit Connects Artists With Those In Need

    People Making A Difference: Nonprofit Connects Artists With Those In Need
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — From fashion and film to movement and music, art comes in many different forms and can reach people in infinite ways. And one nonprofit is tapping into those outlets of expression to help those in need.
    The Art of Elysium serves communities in need by matching artist volunteers with children. (Credit: The Art of Elysium)
    “If you believe in art, then you believe in the infinite power of creativity,” Jennifer Howell, founder of the The Art of Elysium, said.
  • Iconic Randy’s Donuts Sign Pops Up At New OC Location Ahead Of March 9 Opening

    Iconic Randy’s Donuts Sign Pops Up At New OC Location Ahead Of March 9 Opening
    COSTA MESA (CBSLA) — The iconic Randy’s Donuts sign has appeared at its newest home in Orange County.
    On Thursday, workers carefully hoisted the giant donut onto the shop’s newest location on Harbor Boulevard in Costa Mesa.
    (credit: CBSLA)
    The donut is 25 feet tall and weighs 15,000 pounds.
    Randy’s president says the sign helps draw customers, but it’s the quality that keeps them coming.
    “What we like to say is people come to see the sign, but they come back f
  • ‘Amazing News’: Judge Denies CGA’s Bid To Temporarily Halt Long Beach Hero Pay Ordinance

    ‘Amazing News’: Judge Denies CGA’s Bid To Temporarily Halt Long Beach Hero Pay Ordinance
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A federal judge Thursday denied the California Grocers Association’s bid to temporarily overturn a Long Beach ordinance mandating an additional $4 in hourly pay for grocery store employees during the pandemic.
    In a Thursday tweet, Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia called the ruling, “Amazing news,” and saying that the city had “won” the lawsuit, though the case is ongoing with another hearing scheduled for March 22.Amazing news. We just won
  • Hollywood Groups To Hold Their Own Homeless Count

    Hollywood Groups To Hold Their Own Homeless Count
    HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) – The Central Hollywood Neighborhood Council and several local organizations are conducting a volunteer homeless count in Hollywood Thursday evening.
    The groups, including Hollywood4WRD and the Center in Hollywood, will share the count with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, which typically conducts winter homeless counts but did not this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
    L.A.H.S.A. announced in December that following guidance from the Los Angeles County Depar
  • French Bulldogs Stolen In Lady Gaga Robbery Go For Big Bucks

    French Bulldogs Stolen In Lady Gaga Robbery Go For Big Bucks
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The dogs sell for $5,000 and up and are so popular experts say thieves are targeting French bulldogs.
    SPCA-LA president Madeline Bernstein says what happened to Lady Gaga’s dogs could have been a crime of opportunity.
    “Stealing these dogs, sometimes it’s safer than robbing a bank to steal a dog from a person walking a dog and there’s a lot of cash value to those dogs,” she said.
    That’s because cute and cuddly French bulldogs like th
  • Youth Athletes Getting Ready For Outdoor Competition To Resume

    Youth Athletes Getting Ready For Outdoor Competition To Resume
    ALISO VIEJO (CBSLA) — Corona del Mar High School’s championship football team will get back to full-contact drills Friday for the first time in 14 months.
    “We’ve missed all of the spring practices, we missed all of the 7-on-7 workouts, stuff where you’re really fully speed in game mode, which is different than just straight conditioning,” Dan O’Shea, head coach, said.
    Youth athletes in Orange and Los Angeles counties playing sports like football, lacross
  • Cat Who Went Missing 15 Years Ago Found In Palmdale, Reunited With Owner

    Cat Who Went Missing 15 Years Ago Found In Palmdale, Reunited With Owner
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Fifteen years after Brandy the cat went missing, the long-lost feline was identified by a Palmdale animal control officer and reunited with her owner.
    Last Sunday, officer Luis Leal from the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control received a field call to assist an injured stray cat on the front porch of a Palmdale home.
    Brandy the cat went missing 15 years ago and has been reunited with her owner.
    The cat was brought to the Palmdale Animal Care Cente
  • Officials Pledge To Address Sharing Of COVID Vaccine Codes

    Officials Pledge To Address Sharing Of COVID Vaccine Codes
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – State leaders promised that they were revamping a coding system meant to increase vaccine equity, but that backfired and enabled people to skip the line.
    It’s no secret that black, brown and underserved communities are being vaccinated at a lower rate than white wealthier neighborhoods.
    And the unique codes that were meant to increase vaccine equity?
    Well, those are no secret either.
    One man, who asked us not to reveal his identity, shared with us an access code
  • Lady Gaga’s Dogwalker Shot By 2 Men In Hollywood; 2 French Bulldogs Stolen

    Lady Gaga’s Dogwalker Shot By 2 Men 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.
    Asia, one of Lady Gaga’s three French bulldogs, was found safe by police after a dog walker was shot and wounded in Hollywood, Calif. The suspects stole Lady Gaga’s two other two bulldogs. Feb. 24, 2021. (OnScene TV)
    A third dog escaped but was later recovered by police. The singer is offering a no-q
  • Judge Denies CGA’s Bid To Temporarily Halt Long Beach Hero Pay Ordinance

    Judge Denies CGA’s Bid To Temporarily Halt Long Beach Hero Pay Ordinance
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A federal judge Thursday denied the California Grocers Association’s bid to temporarily overturn a Long Beach ordinance mandating an additional $4 in hourly pay for grocery store employees during the pandemic.
    The lawsuit, filed last month in Los Angeles, alleged that the Jan. 19 ordinance was illegal because it singles out grocery stores while ignoring other groups that employ essential frontline workers thus violating the constitutional requirement that simila
  • Deputies Say Avoid Streets In Willowbrook During Manhunt

    Deputies Say Avoid Streets In Willowbrook During Manhunt
    WILLOWBROOK (CBSLA) – Deputies are urging people to stay away from the area of 118th and Robin streets in Willowbrook while they search for a suspect, according to the Twitter page of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Century Station.
    The tweet, posted at 3:35 p.m. Thursday, did not give further information on the person deputies are looking for. There is also no information on whether the suspect sought in the manhunt is armed.
    Willowbrook is an unincorporated
  • CBS News: Tiger Woods Moved To Cedars-Sinai, Has No Memory Of Crash

    CBS News: Tiger Woods Moved To Cedars-Sinai, Has No Memory Of Crash
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Tiger Woods has been moved to a different Los Angeles hospital following his rollover crash, sources said Thursday.
    Woods was transferred to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after he underwentsurgeries on his right leg and ankle at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, according to CBS News.
    Investigators say Woods has no memory of the crash Tuesday that shattered his right leg, ankle and foot.
    Authorities have said Woods did not appear impaired at the scene, and L.A.County Sheriff
  • LA County Reaches 100 MIS-C Cases As COVID Hospitalizations Fall Below 2,000

    LA County Reaches 100 MIS-C Cases As COVID Hospitalizations Fall Below 2,000
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Thursday reported 2,072 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases and 132 deaths, bringing countywide totals to 1,187,474 cases and 21,102 deaths.
    People wait in line Feb. 25 in the parking lot at Dodger Stadium to get a COVID-19 vaccine. (Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images)
    Of the new deaths reported, 41 people were over the age of 80, 42 people were between the ages of 65 and 79, 30 people were between the ages of

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