• United Airlines Passengers Terrified As Engine Explodes Midair

    United Airlines Passengers Terrified As Engine Explodes Midair
    DEVER (CBSLA) – David Delucia was settling back into his airplane seat and starting to relax on his way to a long-awaited vacation when a huge explosion and flash of light interrupted an in-flight announcement and put him in survival mode.
    The Boeing 777-200, headed from Denver to Honolulu on Saturday with 231 passengers and 10 crew aboard, suffered a catastrophic failure in its right engine and flames erupted under the wing as the plane began to lose altitude.
    As Delucia and his wife prep
  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
  • Storm Brings Hail, Wet Driving Conditions To Southern California

    Storm Brings Hail, Wet Driving Conditions To Southern California
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — March weather has finally arrived, bringing cooler temperatures and rain to Southern California.
    (credit: CBS)
    The storm started to come down late Wednesday morning, and brought brief, heavy downpours to several areas in Orange County, making for some dangerous driving conditions in places like Aliso Viejo.
    Hail was also reported by some adventurous hikers at Fryman Canyon in Studio City.The National Weather Service said that heavy rain at times, small hail and lightn
  • LA Schools To Resume Outdoor Sports; Participants Required To Wear Masks, Undergo Weekly COVID Testing

    LA Schools To Resume Outdoor Sports; Participants Required To Wear Masks, Undergo Weekly COVID Testing
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Los Angeles Unified schools will begin allowing students ages 13 and older to participate in outdoor sports competitions, officials announced Wednesday.
    Superintendent Austin Beutner said Wednesday that under Los Angeles County Department of Public Health guidelines, LAUSD will resume the following athletic activities for their respective seasons: cross country, football, water polo, baseball, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming/diving, tennis, track and field
  • West Valley Animal Shelter To Reopen On March 15 After Closing Due To Pandemic

    West Valley Animal Shelter To Reopen On March 15 After Closing Due To Pandemic
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The West Valley Animal Shelter is set to reopen on March 15 after temporarily closing last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Los Angeles officials said Wednesday.
    “Since last summer, I have fought to get the West Valley Center reopened as a city-operated animal shelter, and I’m very glad to let our residents know that we succeeded,” Councilman John Lee said in a statement.
    “Without this facility, the entire San Fernando Valley would only have
  • Police Seeking Two Stolen Jack Armstrong Original Paintings

    Police Seeking Two Stolen Jack Armstrong Original Paintings
    IMAGINE #3 Jack Armstrong Original Acrylic on Canvas 24”X36” Signed “Jack” on the Verso along with other markings
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Pacific Division are asking for the public’s help after a car was stolen with two original Jack Armstrong paintings inside.
    Police said on February 25 around 7:30 p.m. the victim parked and secured his 4-door black Lincoln MKZ near the area of Kenyon Avenue and 80th Str
  • Deputies Seek Missing Man With Dementia Last Seen In East Compton Area

    Deputies Seek Missing Man With Dementia Last Seen In East Compton Area
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Deputies asked the public’s help Wednesday locating a missing man with dementia who was last seen in the unincorporated area of East Compton.
    Francisco Guemes Reyes, 58, was last seen about 10:30 a.m. Monday in the 14700 block of South White Avenue, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.
    Reyes was described as 5-feet tall and 149 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. He was wearing a gray polo shirt, dark jeans, and black sandals when he was la
  • Police Say No Evidence Of Foul Play In Deaths Of 2 At Base Of Cliff In San Pedro

    Police Say No Evidence Of Foul Play In Deaths Of 2 At Base Of Cliff In San Pedro
    SAN PEDRO (CBSLA) — The investigation continued Wednesday into the deaths of a young man and woman found at the base of a cliff near Point Fermin Park in San Pedro, though police said there was no evidence of foul play.
    The bodies of the victims, 23-year-old Brandon Escobar and 21-year-old Rayana Valdez, were found at about 5:20 p.m. Monday on rocks near the shoreline in the 500 block of West Paseo Del Mar.
    A spokesperson for the coroner’s office said the autopsies had not yet been c
  • Newsom Predicts Fans Will Be Allowed In The Stands For MLB Opening Day

    Newsom Predicts Fans Will Be Allowed In The Stands For MLB Opening Day
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Fans at Dodger Stadium and other Southern California ballparks could be back for Opening Day – at limited capacity – if current coronavirus trends hold, officials said Wednesday.
    During a visit to Long Beach, Gov. Gavin Newsom said state officials are in “advanced conversations” with Major League Baseball and local health authorities across the state to get fans back in the seats of outdoor stadiums when baseball season begins.
    Newsom cited a d
  • LA City Council Approves $5 Hero Pay; Emergency Order Goes To Garcetti For Signature

    LA City Council Approves $5 Hero Pay; Emergency Order Goes To Garcetti For Signature
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — An emergency order boosting the pay of grocery store and pharmacy workers during the pandemic has been approved by the L.A. City Council and now goes to Mayor Eric Garcetti for his signature.
    TORRANCE, CA – APRIL 27: Jose Gonzalez, grocery manager at the Vons located at 24325 Crenshaw Blvd in Torrance arranges product on shelves before doors open at 6 a.m. for seniors and at-risk shoppers due to the Coronavirus. Most of the team arrives at 5 a.m. to stock the sh
  • Doctor Shares Hidden Dangers Of iPhone 12 For People With Pacemakers

    Doctor Shares Hidden Dangers Of iPhone 12 For People With Pacemakers
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA-TV) — According to a new warning from doctors, there are two devices people depend on that should never be near each other.
    The warning relates to pacemakers and the iPhone 12, which contains electromagnetic technology and more magnets than previous models.
    Dr. Krishna Kancharla, a cardiologist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, told KDKA-TV, “It can inhibit an important treatment for the patient if it’s left there a long duration.”
    According
  • Outdoor Dining To Be Expanded Along Third Street Promenade In Santa Monica

    Outdoor Dining To Be Expanded Along Third Street Promenade In Santa Monica
    SANTA MONICA (CBSLA) — Outdoor dining along Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica will be expanded to help support restaurants as they reopen, officials announced Wednesday.
    “Adapting public space for expanded outdoor dining is a key initiative in our business recovery efforts,” said Kathleen Rawson, Downtown Santa Monica Inc.’s chief executive officer.
    “We are so inspired by the resilience and innovation of the businesses as they continue to navigate change. We kn
  • Power Restored On Westside After Fire At LADWP Facility Caused Outages To About 45K Customers

    Power Restored On Westside After Fire At LADWP Facility Caused Outages To About 45K Customers
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Power was restored Wednesday to about 45,000 customers on the Westside of Los Angeles after a fire at a Los Angeles Department of Water and Power receiving station caused an outage.
    Firefighters responded to the 1800 block of Centinela Avenue at 10:16 a.m. to extinguished the flames, the Los Angeles Fire Department reported. No injuries were reported.
    “Our crews are responding to the outage affecting some neighborhoods on the Westside,” the LADWP tweeted l
  • Border Patrol: SUVs Loaded With Migrants Came Through Hole In Border Fence, Believed To Part Of Smuggling Operation

    Border Patrol: SUVs Loaded With Migrants Came Through Hole In Border Fence, Believed To Part Of Smuggling Operation
    HOLTVILLE, CA – MARCH 2, 2021: A CHP officer looks inside a mangled SUV which was carrying 25 people when it collided with a semi-truck killing 13 on Highway 115 near the Mexican border on March 2, 2021 in Holtville, California. All the back seats had beens stripped form the vehicle. The passengers in the SUV ranged in age form 15-53.(Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
    HOLTVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Thirteen people killed in one of the deadliest border crashes on record wer
  • Border Patrol: SUVs Loaded With Migrants Came Through Hole In Border Fence, Believed To Be Part Of Smuggling Operation

    Border Patrol: SUVs Loaded With Migrants Came Through Hole In Border Fence, Believed To Be Part Of Smuggling Operation
    HOLTVILLE, CA – MARCH 2, 2021: A CHP officer looks inside a mangled SUV which was carrying 25 people when it collided with a semi-truck killing 13 on Highway 115 near the Mexican border on March 2, 2021 in Holtville, California. All the back seats had beens stripped form the vehicle. The passengers in the SUV ranged in age form 15-53.(Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
    HOLTVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Thirteen people killed in one of the deadliest border crashes on record wer

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