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    A San Marino man who drove into a crowd of protesters in Pasadena was sentenced Monday, Oct. 25,  to a year and one day in federal prison for transporting and receiving guns across state lines, conspiracy and other gun-related charges. The court also ordered Benjamin Jong Ren Hung to pay a $10,000 fine and perform 120 hours of community service,...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Southern California may have enjoyed a rare October storm Monday, but experts say don't expect it to erase concerns about the statewide drought crisis."It's going to take multiple systems like this to really have any impact on our drought," said Mark Jackson, the National Weather Service's meteorologist in charge of the Los Angeles and Oxnard office.The...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- An incoming rainstorm is expected to arrive in Southern California early Monday morning, dropping .5 to 1.75 inches of precipitation in Los Angeles County, according to the National Weather Service.The forecast also calls for the possibility of flooding and gusty winds."With all this much-needed rain, we need to be cautious and look out for the potential...
    A stolen vehicle suspect was in critical condition after a police shooting in which he also hit multiple police cars, drove directly toward officers and crashed into a drainage ditch in Azusa Friday, Oct. 22, authorities said. A 28-year-old woman, who was a passenger in the stolen SUV, was injured as a result of the crash and was also hospitalized,...
    Former President Bill Clinton was released Sunday from the Southern California hospital where he had been admitted days earlier for an infection. Clinton, 75, was released around 8 a.m. from the University of California Irvine Medical Center after he was admitted Tuesday with an infection unrelated to COVID-19, officials said. BILL CLINTON TO REMAIN IN HOSPITAL ANOTHER NIGHT, RECEIVE ANTIBIOTICS,...
    Here's a list of Halloween events around Southern California. Share your Halloween haunts with #abc7halloween!LOS ANGELES COUNTYHalloween Horror Nights at Universal StudiosSelect nights September 9 - October 31100 Universal City Plaza, Universal CityThe amusement park guarantees a living, breathing, three-dimensional world of horror with eight terrifying experiences from TV and movies.halloweenhorrornights.comSix Flags Fright FestSeptember 11 - October 31 on select...
    Two children, ages 1 and 16, died when they were thrown from a pickup truck after a collision in Menifee on Wednesday, Oct. 14, that resulted in the arrest of the driver of the other truck, the Menifee Police Department said. Logan Schell, 18, of Corona was booked on suspicion of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter and then cited and released, the...
    ORANGE (CBS SF/AP) — Former President Bill Clinton is in a hospital in California being treated for a non-COVID-related infection, a spokesman said Thursday night. Angel Ureña, the president’s spokesperson, tweeted, “On Tuesday evening, President Clinton was admitted to UCI Medical Center to receive treatment for a non-Covid-related infection. He is on the mend, in good spirits, and is incredibly...
    BANNING, Calif. (AP) — Police shot and killed a man who was armed with a rifle early Thursday morning in Southern California, authorities said. The man’s name was not immediately released by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. No officers were injured in the shooting. The incident began around 12:30 a.m. when the man shot at a Banning, Calif., police officer...
    The evacuation area for the Alisal Fire, in Santa Barbara County, was expanded Wednesday evening. The new mandatory evacuations include Gaviota, Gaviota Beach and Las Cruces. The orders imposed Monday to the east remain in effect. The fire, which started Monday near Alisal Lake, was estimated at 15,442 acres (24 square miles) on Wednesday evening, said the report from...
    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire raging through Southern California coastal mountains threatened ranches and rural homes and kept a major highway shut down Wednesday as the fire-scarred state faced a new round of dry winds that raise risk of flames. The Alisal Fire covered more than 22 square miles (57 square kilometers) in the Santa Ynez Mountains west...
    Alameda County Sheriff Gregory Ahern is recovering after a mishap on an ATV over the weekend left him with a moderate injury, according to an agency spokesman. Ahern is expected to miss about two weeks as a result of the injury but is still overseeing the agency, according to spokesman Sgt. Ray Kelly. Undersheriff Richard Lucia is handling Ahern’s schedule....
    SOLVANG  — A major coastal highway remained closed Wednesday and evacuation orders were in place from a growing blaze driven by intense winds that raised the risk of wildfires in much of California. More than 200 firefighters battled the Alisal Fire, which covered 21 square miles (54 square kilometers) along coastal Santa Barbara County and was only 5% contained, county...
    By Cheri Mossburg and Steve Almasy | CNN At least two people died when a twin-engine Cessna crashed in a Southern California neighborhood on Monday afternoon, officials said. “We do have multiple confirmed fatalities, we do not know exactly how many,” said Justin Matsushita, deputy fire chief for the city of Santee, in a briefing for reporters. “We do know...
    Military commanders who oversaw a training exercise in which nine service members died were burnt out by the pandemic, and overwhelmed by the prospect of war with Iran and Donald Trump's militarization of the southern border, according to a new report. Eight Marines and one sailor, aged 18-23, died on July 30, 2020, when their amphibious vehicle sank off the...
    SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (KABC) -- The CDC released new guidelines recommending that people wear masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status, in regions facing "high" or "substantial" COVID-19 transmission.But what constitutes as "high" or "substantial?" And what parts of the United States and more specifically, Southern California, are seeing these high rates of COVID-19?Along with the new guidelines, the CDC released a...
    A California DJ on Monday filed the first lawsuit against the oil company in charge of the pipeline that spilled more than 100,000 gallons of oil off the California coast. Peter Moses Gutierrez Jr. filed the proposed class action lawsuit against Amplify Energy in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, accusing the company of negligence. The...
    (CNN)The slow-moving oil spill off the coast of Orange County, California, this week has reinvigorated federal and state lawmakers' efforts to end offshore drilling. California Sen. Dianne Feinstein introduced the West Coast Ocean Protection Act in the Senate earlier this year, which would permanently ban oil and gas drilling in federal waters off the coast of California, Oregon and Washington....
    TEMECULA (CBSLA) — If you thought you saw a lot of lightning during Monday night’s storm, you weren’t the only one – the National Weather Service said there were more than 2,000 lightning strikes detected just over Orange, Riverside, and San Diego counties. The fast-moving storm brought lightning strikes to a huge stretch of Southern California, from the Mexico border...
    (CNN)A stretch of Southern California's coast has been transformed by a leak at an oil pipe that released more than 100,000 gallons of oil into the Pacific Ocean.The normally bustling beaches of Huntington Beach, which welcome tourists with a sign reading "Surf City USA," sat empty on Monday.And a little further south, teams in white hazmat suits worked to protect...
    LOS ANGELES—Officials in Southern California on Sunday raced to limit the damage done by an oil spill that has been blamed on a broken pipeline leading to an offshore platform. An estimated 126,000 gallons of heavy crude leaked into the waters off Orange County starting late Friday or early Saturday, when boaters began reporting a sheen in the water, officials...
    HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Some residents, business owners and environmentalists questioned whether authorities reacted quickly enough to contain one of the largest oil spills in recent California history, caused by a suspected leak in an underwater pipeline that fouled the sands of famed Huntington Beach and could keep the beaches there closed for weeks or longer. Booms were deployed...
    FLEMINGTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — The search is intensifying for a missing woman from New Jersey. Thirty-year-old Lauren Cho traveled cross-country with her boyfriend before disappearing. She was last seen in Yucca Valley in southern California, which is about 12 miles from Joshua Tree National Park. READ MORE: Exclusive: CBS2 Goes Inside Rikers Island To See How The Department Of Correction...
    BTS, the wildly popular South Korean boy band, announced Monday it will finally return to Southern California with four shows at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood in November and December. The K-pop superstars had been slated to play the Rose Bowl in 2020 before the pandemic first postponed and then canceled those dates. In the interim, the new SoFi Stadium opened,...
    Water usage in parts of Southern California increased in July but saw a minor reduction statewide as Gov. Gavin NewsomGavin NewsomFeehery: The confidence game Biden administration launches new national initiative to fight homelessness Equity is key to resilience — three ways make it a priority MORE (D) requested that residents cut back amid a historic drought, according to new state...
    Despite an appeal by Gov. Gavin Newsom for all Californians to voluntarily cut water use by 15%, Southern California has lagged in conservation efforts and water usage has slightly increased in Los Angeles and San Diego, according to newly released data. More than two months after Newsom stood by a depleted reservoir in San Luis Obispo County to make...
    A 52-year-old man died early Monday, Sept. 20, when the pickup he was driving drifted into oncoming traffic near Hemet and collided with a semi truck, the California Highway Patrol said. The crash was reported at 6:45 a.m. on Warren Road, a heavily traveled highway with one lane in each direction separated by a double yellow line. A white Chevrolet...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The Southern California housing market was booming this summer, and now experts said it is cooling off in the fall. Some new homeowners have been luckier than others while still trying to navigate the pandemic. Composer Joep Spork just bought a two-bedroom home in Altadena. READ MORE: If You Dont Get Vaccinated, Dont Visit: Mayor Of West...
    GLENDALE, Calif. -- A DUI suspect was taken into custody after her Tesla vehicle that was reportedly on Autopilot stopped on a freeway overpass in Glendale, Calif. on Thursday night.According to a California Highway Patrol (CHP) incident log, the vehicle hit a roadside wall shortly after 11 p.m. and kept traveling as the driver was reportedly unconscious.A helicopter from local...
    Gubernatorial recall candidate Larry Elder talks about his agenda at Philippe’s in Los Angeles Monday, September 13, 2021. Elder has established himself as the frontrunner should voters recall Gov. Gavin Newsom in Tuesday’s election. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Gubernatorial recall candidate Larry Elder meets with media outside of his...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California has fired football coach Clay Helton 2 games into his seventh season in charge. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    In a final bid to turn out their supporters ahead of Tuesday’s recall election, Gov. Gavin Newsom and his challengers on Monday kept up eye-popping campaign schedules as they zigzagged around California urging voters to fill out their ballots. After holding anti-recall rallies in Oakland and Los Angeles over the weekend, Newsom was back in Sacramento Monday in his role...
    CASTIAC, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire near Castaic Saturday has led to the closure of a part of a major freeway in Southern California, officials told local media. The fire, known as the Route Fire, reached 392 acres, or a little more than half a square mile, as of 6:28 p.m. and forced the shutdown of a section of Interstate...
    CASTIAC, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire near Castaic Saturday has led to the closure of a major freeway in Southern California, officials told local media. The fire, known as the Route Fire, reached 392 acres, or a little more than half a square mile, as of 6:28 p.m. and forced the shutdown of Interstate 5, the Angeles National Forest told...
    TORRANCE (CBSLA) — Firefighters, police officers, and members of the community gathered before dawn Saturday to mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11. (credit: CBS) The solemn event took place in the pre-dawn darkness in front of a flag-draped Torrance City Hall. A few dozen gathered to bow their heads and listen to a bagpipe player open the ceremony. READ MORE:...
    A 16-year-old boy suspected of committing a series of home burglaries and thefts from cars in Pasadena was charged this week with four burglaries, authorities said. The teen, whose name was not released because he is a minor, was also charged with a misdemeanor count of illegal possession of a firearm by a minor, Pasadena police said in a statement....
    A Santa Barbara, California, surf school owner was indicted Wednesday for allegedly killing his 2-year-old son and his 10-month-old daughter with a spearfishing gun last month in Mexico. Matthew Taylor Coleman was charged with two counts of foreign first-degree murder of United States nationals and is eligible for the death penalty.  "The murder of a child is difficult to understand...
    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (KABC) -- A Riverside memorial dedicated to the U.S. service members recently killed in Afghanistan has been vandalized, authorities said.Someone noticed that the flags had been intentionally desecrated.The memorial which consisted of 13 American flags and one Marine Corps flag were placed on the Ivy Street overpass of the 91 freeway. The tribute was for those who died...
    LOS ANGELES -- With California's gubernatorial recall election just over a week away, Gov. Gavin Newsom and opponents Larry Elder and Caitlyn Jenner are set to appear at respective campaign events Monday in Southern California.Newsom is scheduled make a campaign stop in Los Angeles before being joined by Vice President Kamala Harris on Wednesday for an event in Northern California.The...
    Three men accused of staging 15 accidents on freeways to bilk insurance companies in Southern California last year were charged this week, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said. The allegedly staged accidents left 21 people injured, including three people who had severe injuries, Alex Karkanen, assistant head deputy for the District Attorney’s Automobile Insurance Fraud Division, said Tuesday,...
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A U.S. Navy helicopter crashed Tuesday in the ocean off Southern California during a routine flight from an aircraft carrier, military officials said. A search and rescue operation was launched after the MH-60S helicopter crashed around 4:30 p.m. about 60 nautical miles off San Diego, the Navy’s U.S. Pacific Fleet said on Twitter. At least...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A big surprise for some special local athletes.Special Olympics of Southern California athletes were meeting on Zoom when Los Angeles Rams tight end Tyler Higbee gave them some exciting newsThe local athletes will be headed to Orlando, Florida to represent Southern California in the 2022 Special Olympic USA Games next June.The athletes were very excited especially...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Five Southern California Girl Scouts are getting ready to soar. They weren't able to blast off into space -- but their science projects did! It's part of the "Making Space for Girls" contest that will take their projects to the International Space Station via Space-X.10-year-old Milan is one of four Southern California girl scouts whose project...
    AUTHORITIES are responding to a huge fire currently blazing near the Marine Corps base in Camp Pendleton in Southern California as those nearby noticed huge plumes of smoke rising above the area. The North County Fire Protection District issued a smoke advisory via Twitter, identifying the blaze as a "vegetation fire." "Smoke may be visible, but there is no threat...
    Among the thousands still stuck in Afghanistan are a group of students from Southern California who were never able to return from their summer trip.Twenty-three students from the Cajon Valley Union School District, just outside San Diego, are currently in Kabul with their parents. They had gone to Afghanistan to visit their extended relatives on a non-school-sanctioned trip.They are now...
    Walking back to parking lot three at Santa Monica State Beach after spending a sunny day lounging in the sand, perhaps you noticed one of the blue and white “Tsunami Hazard Zone” signs but didn’t think much of it. In California more than 150 tsunamis have hit the coastline since 1880. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,...