• Transformer Fire Knocks Out Power To Thousands In Long Beach

    LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) – A transformer fire knocked out power to more than 6,000 Southern California Edison customers in the Long Beach area Wednesday morning.
    The outage, first reported at 5:15 a.m. according to SCE’s website, was affecting 6,410 customers as of 7 a.m.
    The boundaries of the outage were Vista Street to the south, Roswell Avenue to the east, 15th Street to the north and Walnut Avenue to the west.
    There was no estimate on when power would be restored.
  • LAPD Officer Arrested On Suspicion Of Theft During Investigation Of Illegal Pot Grow Facility

    LAPD Officer Arrested On Suspicion Of Theft During Investigation Of Illegal Pot Grow Facility
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A Los Angeles police officer was arrested Monday afternoon on suspicion of theft.
    According to the Los Angeles Police Department, narcotics officers were conducting enforcement of an illegal cannabis grow facility Monday morning.
    During the operation, a person who worked at the facility notified an LAPD supervisor that money was missing from her personal backpack.
    The supervisor secured the scene and began looking into the missing money. After reviewing closed-circuit
  • Flight With U.S. Citizens Arriving From Wuhan, China Could Be Headed For Ontario Airport

    Flight With U.S. Citizens Arriving From Wuhan, China Could Be Headed For Ontario Airport
    ONTARIO (CBSLA) — An airport in San Bernardino was preparing Monday evening for the possible arrival of up to 240 United States citizens, including nine children, arriving from the Wuhan region of China where the novel strain of coronavirus has already killed at least 106 people.
    The repatriation flights come as the U.S. moves to evacuate U.S. State Department employees, contractors who have been working in China and other U.S. citizens from illness-impacted areas.
    According to San Bernard
  • ‘He Used To Say I Wanna Die Young’: Tracy McGrady Reveals Kobe Talked About Premature Death

    ‘He Used To Say I Wanna Die Young’: Tracy McGrady Reveals Kobe Talked About Premature Death
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Kobe Bryant may have been shooting for immortality long before his life was tragically cut short.
    In an appearance Monday on ESPN’s “The Jump”, former NBA scoring champ Tracy McGrady recalled Bryant telling him that he wanted to die at a young age.
    “This sounds crazy but Kobe spoke this, he spoke this, He used to say all the time, ‘I wanna die young’,” said McGrady. “He used to say, ‘I want to be immortalized, I wa
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  • NTSB Begins Investigation, Recovery Effort At Calabasas Crash Site

    NTSB Begins Investigation, Recovery Effort At Calabasas Crash Site
    CALABASAS (CBSLA) — The National Transportation Safety Board Monday began its investigation into the Calabasas helicopter crash that killed nine people, including basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna.
    Investigators work at the scene of a helicopter crash that killed former NBA star Kobe Bryant on January 26, 2020 in Calabasas, California. Nine people have been confirmed dead in the crash, among them Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna. (Photo by David M
  • Lakers, Clippers Game Postponed ‘Out Of Respect’ For Kobe Bryant

    Lakers, Clippers Game Postponed ‘Out Of Respect’ For Kobe Bryant
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Clippers scheduled for Tuesday at Staples Center has been postponed following the tragic death of Lakers legend Kobe Bryant.
    The NBA released a statement that read in part: “The decision was made out of respect for the Lakers organization, which is deeply grieving the tragic loss of Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven other people in a helicopter crash on Sunday.”
    The game will be reschedul
  • Lakers, Clippers Game Postponed ‘Out Of Respect’ As NBA Mourns Kobe Bryant

    Lakers, Clippers Game Postponed ‘Out Of Respect’ As NBA Mourns Kobe Bryant
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Clippers scheduled for Tuesday at Staples Center has been postponed following the tragic death of Lakers legend Kobe Bryant.
    The NBA released a statement that read in part: “The decision was made out of respect for the Lakers organization, which is deeply grieving the tragic loss of Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven other people in a helicopter crash on Sunday.”
    The game will be reschedul
  • Kobe Legacy Eclipses Rape Allegation, But Trial Still Marks NBA Legend’s Darkest Hour

    Kobe Legacy Eclipses Rape Allegation, But Trial Still Marks NBA Legend’s Darkest Hour
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — From winning NBA championships and an Academy Award to becoming a devoted husband and father, Kobe Bryant’s successes in life will likely be remembered by both fans and detractors alike.
    But in the minds of many, that Hall of Fame legacy carries an asterisk: an allegation by a 19-year-old hotel clerk in Colorado that he raped her.
    The alleged incident in 2003 surfaced months after Bryant and wife Vanessa gave birth to their first daughter, Natalia, now 17.
    The w
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  • ‘Marriage Requires Sacrifice’: Judge Lynn Toler On Divorce & ‘Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition’

    ‘Marriage Requires Sacrifice’: Judge Lynn Toler On Divorce & ‘Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition’
    (CBS Local)– A lot has changed since Lynn Toler started as a judge on “Divorce Court.”
    She says that couples are getting married later in life and that the divorce rate has gone down because not as many people are getting married.
    Judge Toler has seen it all and will be back on an all new season of WeTV’s “Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition” starting on February 6.
    “Marriage requires sacrifice and there’s going to be some pain involved,&rdquo
  • WATCH: 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards Wrapped Up In 66 Seconds

    WATCH: 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards Wrapped Up In 66 Seconds
    The 2020 GRAMMY Awards saw more than a few historic moments that will stay with fans and entertainers a like for years to come. The ceremony kicked off with two-time host Alicia Keys addressing the tragic passing earlier in the day of Los Angeles icon Kobe Bryant to the crowd gathered in attendance at the very arena he called home. Later in the evening there would be a moving tribute to both Bryant and late rapper California rapper Nipsey Hussle in addition to a tribute to Prince performed by Us
  • Athletes, Teams Pay Tribute To Kobe Bryant

    Athletes, Teams Pay Tribute To Kobe Bryant
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) —  Kobe Bryant was gone, but he was not forgotten by athletes  and teams across the globe Sunday.
    News of Bryant’s death in a helicopter crash that also killed his 13-year-old daughter Gianna drew tributes by athletes beyond the Los Angeles Lakers and across sports.
    Tennis player Nick Kyrgios wore Kobe Bryant’s gold #8 jersey, wiping his eyes, as he walked into the Australian Open Monday. He lost to tennis great Rafael Nadal, but given the news of
  • Remembering Kobe Bryant: 8 Quotes From The Lakers Legend’s Life

    Remembering Kobe Bryant: 8 Quotes From The Lakers Legend’s Life
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA)- Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, were among nine victims who died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas on Sunday. In the wake of his death, tributes have poured in from across the world, as fans and fellow athletes alike attempt to process the loss of the man known as “Black Mamba.”
    While his exploits on the court have been nearly too voluminous to list, Bryant was also a prolific thinker, both on basketball and lif
  • Local Radio Stations To Pay Tribute To Kobe Bryant With Moment Of Silence At Noon

    Local Radio Stations To Pay Tribute To Kobe Bryant With Moment Of Silence At Noon
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The Southern California Broadcasters Association (SCBA) has asked all of its member stations to devote one minute and 8 seconds of air silence to honor the death of Kobe Bryant.  All stations in all markets across the country have been requested to participate at 12 noon, Monday.
    The SCBA also provided guidelines to all stations about how to prepare for this “united front” throughout the day, with pre-recorded audio, social and web messaging.
    Member s
  • Celebrities and Teammates Mourn Death Of Kobe Bryant On Social Media

    Celebrities and Teammates Mourn Death Of Kobe Bryant On Social Media
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The city of Los Angeles and the world of sports were rocked Sunday by the death of Lakers legend and global icon Kobe Bryant. Celebrities, fans and government officials immediately took to social media to express their shock and condolences.
    If you have memories or thoughts about Kobe and what he meant to you, we’d like to hear stories. Send them to us on social media using #CBSLAThere’s no words to express the pain Im going through with this tragedy of lo
  • Oscar Win, Young Adult Books Brought Success To Kobe Bryant Off The Court

    Oscar Win, Young Adult Books Brought Success To Kobe Bryant Off The Court
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Kobe Bryant was beloved in Los Angeles and beyond for his ferocious love of basketball, his unparalleled competitiveness, and the five championships he brought to Laker fans. But in recent years, he appeared to be happiest off the court, with his family and in pursuit of other ventures.
    Bryant, 41, died Sunday in a helicopter crash in the hills of Calabasas, sending shockwaves through the world of sports and beyond. Even more tragically, his 13-year-old daughter Giann
  • Kobe Bryant Was Also Successful Off The Court With Oscar Win, Young Adult Books

    Kobe Bryant Was Also Successful Off The Court With Oscar Win, Young Adult Books
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Kobe Bryant was beloved in Los Angeles and beyond for his ferocious love of basketball, his unparalleled competitiveness, and the five championships he brought to Laker fans.
    But he appeared to be happiest off the court, with his family and in pursuit of other ventures that had nothing to do with his storied basketball career.
    Bryant, 41, died Sunday in a helicopter crash in the hills of Calabasas, sending shockwaves through the world of sports and beyond. Even more t
  • Beloved Coaches, Rising Basketball Stars Also Killed When Kobe Bryant’s Helicopter Went Down

    Beloved Coaches, Rising Basketball Stars Also Killed When Kobe Bryant’s Helicopter Went Down
    CALABASAS (CBSLA) — The seven others killed when Kobe Bryant’s helicopter crashed in Calabasas Sunday were beloved members of the Orange County community in their own right.
    Bryant, 41, and his daughter, 13-year-old Gianna, had other coaches, teammates and parents with them in their helicopter when it crashed Sunday morning in the hills of Calabasas. None of the nine people on board survived the crash.
    John Altobelli who coached baseball at Orange Coast College for 28 years. As head
  • Kobe Bryant Memorials Pop Up All Over Southern California, Fans Flock To Staples Center

    Kobe Bryant Memorials Pop Up All Over Southern California, Fans Flock To Staples Center
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Fans of Kobe Bryant are mourning across the Southern California and the world after his death in a helicopter crash in Calabasas.
    (credit: CBS)
    The largest gathering for mourning fans was at the Staples Center, where the 41-year-old basketball superstar spent most of his career and had some of his most iconic moments. Thousands of fans wearing purple and gold and every variety of Kobe Bryant’s numbers 8 and 24 began gathering outside Sunday afternoon and continu
  • Kobe Bryant Memorials Pop Up All Over Southern California

    Kobe Bryant Memorials Pop Up All Over Southern California
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Fans of Kobe Bryant are mourning across the Southern California and the world after his death in a helicopter crash in Calabasas.
    The largest gathering for mourning fans was at the Staples Center, where the 41-year-old basketball superstar spent most of his career and had some of his most iconic moments. Thousands of fans wearing purple and gold and every variety of Kobe Bryant’s numbers 8 and 24 gathered together, even as the Grammy Awards went on inside.A look
  • NTSB, Coroner’s Office To Begin Investigation, Recovery At Kobe Bryant Crash Site

    NTSB, Coroner’s Office To Begin Investigation, Recovery At Kobe Bryant Crash Site
    CALABASAS (CBSLA) — The National Transportation Safety Board will be out in Calabasas Monday to begin their investigation into the crash that killed basketball icon Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and 7 others.
    The crash at about 10 a.m. Sunday happened in rough terrain in the hills of Calabasas, in heavy fog conditions.
    The pilot, identified as Ara Zobayan, was an instrument-rated pilot and qualified to fly in fog, according to records. But fog was so thick and widespread th
  • Victims In Kobe Bryant Crash Have Now All Been Identified

    Victims In Kobe Bryant Crash Have Now All Been Identified
    CALABASAS (CBSLA) — Here’s what is known so far about the tragic helicopter crash that claimed the lives of Kobe Bryant and eight other people.
    Nine people were on board the Sikorsky S76 when something went wrong just before 10 a.m. Sunday.
    The passengers were on their way to a basketball game when the chopper went down.
    The helicopter’s flight path shows it going from Orange County to the San Fernando Valley and then hovering over the Glendale area as it waited for clearance t
  • Billie Eilish Sweeps ‘Big Four’ During Emotional GRAMMY Awards From ‘The House That Kobe Bryant Built’

    Billie Eilish Sweeps ‘Big Four’ During Emotional GRAMMY Awards From ‘The House That Kobe Bryant Built’
    The 62nd annual GRAMMY Awards took place from the hallowed grounds of Los Angeles’ Staples Center Sunday night for an event that was even more emotionally charged than usual due to the tragic passing of LA icon Kobe Bryant earlier in the day. The red carpet was an unusual sight as Lakers fans had come to the arena Bryant called home for most of his 20-year NBA career to pay their respects as the event got underway.
    To begin the evening live on CBS Alicia Keys, serving as the host for
  • Kobe Bryant Crash: Who Was On Board

    Kobe Bryant Crash: Who Was On Board
    CALABASAS (CBSLA) — Here’s what is known so far about the tragic helicopter crash that claimed the lives of Kobe Bryant and eight other people.
    Nine people were on board the Sikorsky S76 when something went wrong just before 10 a.m. Sunday.
    The passengers were on their way to a basketball game when the chopper went down.
    The helicopter’s flight path shows it going from Orange County to the San Fernando Valley and then hovering over the Glendale area as it waited for clearance t
  • Artists Pay Tribute To Kobe Bryant At Grammy Awards

    Artists Pay Tribute To Kobe Bryant At Grammy Awards
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Grammys, held in “the house that Kobe built” paid tribute to the late Lakers legend during the star-studded ceremony.
    Breakout artist Lizzo, who had the most nominations, started the show dedicating her performance to Bryant, while host Alicia keys  sang a heartfelt tribute with Boyz II Men.
    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 26: Lights illuminate the jerseys in tribute of former Los Angeles Laker shooting guard, NBA star, Kobe Bryant during
  • LA County Sheriff Warns Public To Stay Out Of The Area Of The Kobe Bryant Crash Site

    LA County Sheriff Warns Public To Stay Out Of The Area Of The Kobe Bryant Crash Site
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva is warning the public to stay out of the area of the Kobe Bryant helicopter crash site. He issued the warning at a press conference Sunday night:
    “As you can imagine, it’s a logistical nightmare in a sense, because the crash site itself is not easily accessible. We’re now faced with I guess, well wishers, people mourning who have descended on the area, on the residential community and even the crash site itself. You
  • Music Stars Remember Kobe Bryant On The Grammys Red Carpet

    Music Stars Remember Kobe Bryant On The Grammys Red Carpet
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Billy Ray Cyrus, Keith Urban, and Smokey Robinson were among the musical artists paying tribute to Kobe Bryant on the Grammys red carpet.
    “I feel the sadness of the city. I feel the sadness in this room. I feel the sadness of my own heart breaking,” Cyrus said. “I won my first two Grammys today but I just don’t feel the joy I would have been feeling. It’s a different thing now. It’s just  bittersweet.”
    Cyrus recalled the
  • Longtime Lakers Fan Jack Nicholson Mourns The Loss Of Kobe Bryant

    Longtime Lakers Fan Jack Nicholson Mourns The Loss Of Kobe Bryant
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Oscar-winner and longtime Lakers fan Jack Nicholson is mourning the loss of his late friend Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash Sunday. A heartbroken Nicholson spoke exclusively to CBSLA’s Jim Hill about Bryant hours after the accident.
    “My reaction is the same as almost all of LA.,” Nicholson said. “Where we think everything’s solid, there’s a big hole in the wall. I was used to seeing and talking to Kobe that… it ki
  • Emotional Jack Nicholson Mourns Kobe Bryant In Rare Interview: ‘There’s A Big Hole In The Wall’

    Emotional Jack Nicholson Mourns Kobe Bryant In Rare Interview: ‘There’s A Big Hole In The Wall’
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Oscar-winner and longtime Lakers fan Jack Nicholson is mourning the loss of his late friend Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash Sunday. A heartbroken Nicholson spoke exclusively to CBSLA’s Jim Hill about Bryant hours after the accident.
    “My reaction is the same as almost all of LA.,” Nicholson said. “Where we think everything’s solid, there’s a big hole in the wall. I was used to seeing and talking to Kobe that… it ki
  • 2020 GRAMMYs Winners List

    2020 GRAMMYs Winners List
    Music’s Biggest Night is under way from the Staples Center in Los Angeles and we are well on our way to handing out some hardware. Check out the list before for a full list of winners updated throughout the night as we wind our way through the 62nd annual GRAMMY Awards, only on CBS and streaming live on CBS All Access.
    Record of the Year“Hey, Ma” — Bon Iver“Bad Guy” — Billie Eilish“7 Rings” — Ariana Grande“Hard Place” &
  • WATCH: Billy Ray Cyrus Speaks On Kobe Bryant’s Ability To ‘Motivate Human Beings To Rise Above’

    WATCH: Billy Ray Cyrus Speaks On Kobe Bryant’s Ability To ‘Motivate Human Beings To Rise Above’
    January 26th, 2020 will forever be remembered as the day that tragically saw nine lives cut short in a fatal helicopter crash including 13-year-old Gianna Bryant and her father, 5-time NBA Champion Kobe Bryant. January 26th is also the date of the 62nd annual GRAMMY Awards, held inside the arena that Kobe built, Los Angeles’ fabled Staples Center.
    As music’s biggest stars filed into the arena down the red carpet, there was a tangible sadness hanging in the air as entertainers and fan

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