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    On Friday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Ingraham Angle,” Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva stated that black and Latino communities will bear the cost of Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon’s “ill-advised” crime policies “and the people supporting these policies are far removed from the problem. They’re behind their gated mansions, their secured communities, manicured lawns where they don’t really have the problems of the day-to-day survival situation that a lot of these residents live in because of the high crime rates.” Villanueva said, “Well, the sad thing is that our black and our Latino communities in L.A. are the ones that are going to bear the brunt of his ill-advised policies. Because our — the overrepresentation of victims of crime is in the black and Latino communities, and unfortunately, they’re the ones that are going to take the brunt of it, and the people supporting these...
    By STEFANIE DAZIO, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles police officer died Wednesday from injuries sustained when he was struck by a vehicle last month while on duty, officials said. Officer Jose Anzora, 31, joined the Los Angeles Police Department in 2011 and spent most of his career in the department's Newton Division, south of downtown. “He tragically lost his life in the selfless service in the communities in South LA,” LAPD Chief Michel Moore said on Twitter. Anzora is survived by his wife, mother and other family members, the LAPD said in a statement. Anzora was directing traffic on Feb. 26 when he was hit by a vehicle, the Los Angeles Times reported. The motorist has cooperated with police but additional details have not been released. “For over 10 years, Officer Jose Anzora protected our residents and worked to keep Angelenos safe by protecting neighborhoods from...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A Los Angeles Police Department officer has died after he was struck by a vehicle while on-duty last Friday in South L.A., the department announced Wednesday.The officer was identified by the LAPD as Jose Anzora. LAPD Statement on the passing of Officer Jose Anzora, who died today from injuries sustained while on duty. Officer Anzora, may you Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/QQifUWV5Gt— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) March 4, 2021The crash happened last Friday evening near the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Woodlawn Avenue as the officer was trying to conducting traffic control in the area. Police say the driver stopped and is cooperating with the investigation.At the time of the incident, LAPD initially said he was stable, but later said he was in critical condition. Additional details about his injuries were not disclosed.A procession was planned Wednesday evening for the fallen officer.DEVELOPING: We will add...
    An officer with the Los Angeles Police Department has died after a vehicle struck him on Friday. KNX1070 reported on the death Wednesday, after LAPD Newton officer Jose Anzora was hospitalized. "We all grieve [...] at the loss of this guardian," Police Chief Michel Moore reportedly said. LOS ANGELES CHASE RESULTS IN DEATH OF INNOCENT DRIVER NEAR FARMER'S MARKET; SUSPECT ARRESTED: REPORT Moore had posted about the incident last week, with the LAPD describing "it as yet another stark reminder of the risks and sacrifice associated with the work done day and night by our dedicated officers." CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP The department said the driver stopped and was cooperating with the investigation. "The officer is receiving the best treatment possible and he is surrounded by experts and the love of his colleagues and family," LAPD tweeted on Friday.Sam Dorman is a reporter with Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @DormanInDC or...
    A Los Angeles Police Department officer died Wednesday from injuries he suffered when he was struck by a car while conducting traffic control, according to a message department officials sent to employees. Officer Jose Anzora succumbed to injuries suffered Feb. 26, when he was struck while on duty in Newton Division, an area south of downtown Los Angeles. Anzora worked in the division for most of his 10-year career with the LAPD, according to the email. “His passing is a loss for not only his brothers and sisters here in the Department, but for the people of Los Angeles for whom he gave his life,” the email said. Anzora is survived by his wife, mother and other relatives, the message said. “On behalf of the Board of Police Commissioners, I want to express our condolences to the family, fellow officers and civilians with whom Officer Anzora served...
    SOUTH LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- An officer with the Los Angeles Police Department suffered injuries after being struck by a vehicle in South L.A. Friday night.The officer was trying to conducting traffic control around 7:30 p.m. near the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Woodlawn Avenue when he was hit, the department said.The driver who was involved in the crash was said to be cooperating with authorities. The officer, who was not immediately identified, was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.Police initially said he was stable, but later said he was in critical condition. Additional details about his injuries were not disclosed.DEVELOPING: We will add more details to this report as they become available.
    SOUTH LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- An officer with the Los Angeles Police Department suffered injuries after being struck by a vehicle in South L.A. Friday night.The officer was trying to conducting traffic control around 7:30 p.m. near the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Woodlawn Avenue when he was hit, the department said.The driver who was involved in the crash was said to be cooperating with authorities. The officer, who was not immediately identified, was taken to the hospital with serious injuries but was in good condition, according to police.DEVELOPING: We will add more details to this report as they become available.
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Moderate to strong Santa Ana winds battering parts of the Los Angeles area Thursday were expected to calm by late afternoon. According to the National Weather Service, some areas saw gusts as high as 85 mph Thursday morning, while some coastal areas were hit with 55 mph winds. READ MORE: Left A Gaping, Gaping Wound: Family Pleads For Help In Catching Killer Who Gunned Down Rubidoux Man On Valentines Day Last Year “By late afternoon and this evening, the winds are expected to diminish quite a bit,” the NWS said. A high wind warning that was in effect until 3 p.m. across most of the region was lifted at noon and replaced with a less-serious wind advisory. The advisory was in place until 6 p.m. for most of the Los Angeles area, but only until 3 p.m. in the coastal area, which stretches into downtown Los...
    Instagram Ryan Fischer was shot while walking Lady Gaga's four bulldogs. Ryan Fischer is a 30-year-old California man who was shot in the chest while walking Lady Gaga’s dogs. The attackers stole two of the pop star’s French bulldogs during the Los Angeles robbery Wednesday night, February 25, 2021. TMZ reports the dog walker is in a Los Angeles hospital and is expected to make a full recovery. Lady Gaga is offering a $500,000 reward for the return of her stolen dogs, Gustav and Koji, Page Six reports. Fischer clung to one of Gags’s French bulldogs, Miss Asia, while he was suffering from the gunshot wounds on the Los Angeles sidewalk, a video from KABC shows. The shooting happened about 9:40 p.m. in the 1500 block of North Sierra Bonita Avenue, the Los Angeles Police Department said. According to the LAPD, the suspect or suspects fled the...
    Freight train collides with tractor-trailer in Texas, triggering fiery explosion caught on video; no injuries Senators Grilled Law Enforcement Leadership About the Capitol Riot. We Still Dont Know What Exactly Went Wrong © Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images The scene of Tiger Woods' car wreck in Los Angeles. Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Tiger Woods was injured and hospitalized following a severe car accident in Los Angeles. Officials are not investigating Woods for a DUI as there was "no evidence of impairment," per the LA County Sheriff. Locals say the road where he crashed is dangerous and it is easy to lose track of your speed. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Tiger Woods suffered "multiple leg injuries" following an ugly single-car crash in Los Angeles. The superstar golfer veered off the road while driving an SUV in Ranchos Palos Verdes early Tuesday...
    The scene of Tiger Woods' car wreck in Los Angeles. Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Tiger Woods was injured and hospitalized following a severe car accident in Los Angeles. Officials are not investigating Woods for driving under the influence. Locals say the road where he crashed is dangerous and it is easy to lose track of your speed. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Tiger Woods suffered "multiple leg injuries" following an ugly single-car crash in Los Angeles. The superstar golfer veered off the road while driving an SUV in Ranchos Palos Verdes early Tuesday morning. First responders pulled Woods from the vehicle after it tumbled down a grassy hill and rolled over multiple times. Though photos of the wreckage are jarring, Woods' injuries are not considered life-threatening. Woods underwent surgery at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. The full extent of the damage to his already-compromised body...
    The city of Los Angeles is expanding the number of mobile vaccination clinics in communities hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Thursday. The city will increase to 10 its number of so-called mobile equity sites: vehicles that go into high-density, low-income communities, staffed to provide vaccinations, Garcetti said. The goal is to have all 10 in the field by the end of March, the city said in a news release. “We’re seeing still disproportionately low vaccination rates among many of our Black and Latino populations and communities, a reflection not only of historic distrust and community trauma, but also the structural barriers that stand between too many Angelenos and their access to vaccines,” Garcetti said Thursday at a news briefing. “We need to tear those barriers down.” The announcement comes after data released earlier in the month by Los Angeles County showed that Black, Latino and...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The driver of a stolen cargo van led multiple law enforcement agencies on a high-speed chase through the Los Angeles area before getting into a car driven by another person and continuing to flee.The pursuit had initially made its way from the San Gabriel Valley to the downtown Los Angeles area and back on Friday morning. It began in the El Sereno area and headed westbound on the 10 Freeway before the woman behind the wheel exited onto surface streets.California Highway Patrol and Los Angeles Police Department vehicles later disengaged at some distance, apparently out of concern for public safety due to the van's speed. An LAPD helicopter continued to follow the vehicle from overhead.In a bizarre moment, the driver pulled over on a residential street and placed a carton of unknown contents on the sidewalk before getting back into the van. As police approached, the...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The driver of a stolen cargo van led multiple law enforcement agencies on a high-speed chase through the Los Angeles area before getting into a car driven by another person and continuing to flee.The pursuit had initially made its way from the San Gabriel Valley to the downtown Los Angeles area and back on Friday morning. It began in the El Sereno area and headed westbound on the 10 Freeway before the woman behind the wheel exited onto surface streets.California Highway Patrol and Los Angeles Police Department vehicles later disengaged at some distance, apparently out of concern for public safety due to the van's speed. An LAPD helicopter continued to follow the vehicle from overhead.In a bizarre moment, the driver pulled over on a residential street and placed a carton of unknown contents on the sidewalk before getting back into the van. As police approached, the...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Desiree Saddler is one of 15 small business owners selected to participate in a local business accelerator program. “Oh my gosh, it has been such a blessing,” she said. “Definitely changed my paradigm about the way that I think about my business from a much larger capacity than where I was.” RELATED: Teens Helping Other Teens: LA-Based Hotline Helps Teenagers Cope With Pandemic, Life The non-profit initiative was launched in August to help small businesses owned by women and people of color. “Who need access to capital, who need access to new market opportunities such as procurement in order to grow their businesses,” Tunua Thrash-Ntuk, who manages the program, said. Ascend Los Angeles connects business owners with one-on-one consulting and gives them guidance on business loans and making pitch videos. The business owners also take a 12-week management education program in partnership with Loyola Marymount University....
    For several days, a Valentine’s Day card mocking the death of George Floyd has been circulating among the Los Angeles police officers, causing a heated debate. On the card in question is a photo of Floyd, this African-American who died last May in Minneapolis under the blows of the police, accompanied by the inscription “You take my breath away” (Editor’s note: “Tu me coupes le souffle” ). This quote, which is apparently humorous and romantic in the context of Valentine’s Day, refers to the last words of George Floyd, who, under the pressure of the knee of a police officer, had repeatedly said “I can no longer breathe “, before dying. The dubious humor of these American police officers quickly sparked a lively controversy in the United States, in a climate still tense after the numerous demonstrations against racism and police violence that shook the country...
    States have opened mass inoculation sites and expanded eligibility for the coronavirus vaccine, but the supply is not increasing fast enough to keep up with the demand, The New York Times reported on Monday. States are steadily widening access to the vaccine beyond the most vulnerable groups but are not receiving enough doses to keep up. In California, for example, the state has already used 72% of its doses and has shortages in some areas, with the mass vaccination site at Dodger Stadium being closed over the weekend because Los Angeles ran out of its vaccine supply, Mayor Eric Garcetti said. “When vaccines do get to Los Angeles, we know how to administer them,” Garcetti told reporters. “But the problem is, we still aren’t receiving enough doses soon enough.” Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said many districts around Atlanta have halted the scheduling of new vaccine appointments because federal deliveries were falling well below...
    NORWALK, Calif. (AP) — At least one sheriff's deputy shot a suspected drunk driver Friday evening in Southern California during a foot pursuit, authorities said. The man was taken to the hospital after the shooting, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said in a statement. His condition was not immediately available. No deputies were hurt. The shooting occurred shortly after 6 p.m. in the city of Norwalk, which is about 15 miles (24.14 kilometers) southeast of downtown Los Angeles. Sheriff's deputies handle law enforcement for the city. Deputy Eric Ortiz said deputies were responding to a potential drunk driver who was operating his vehicle recklessly. A foot pursuit ensued, during which the shooting occurred. The sheriff's department did not immediately provide additional information about the shooting, including how many deputies fired their weapons and how many times the man was shot. Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material...
    SOUTH LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The family of a man who was fatally shot by Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies last summer is seeking $35 million in damages from the county.Dijon Kizzee, 29, was killed Aug. 31 in South Los Angeles after two deputies tried to stop him for riding a bicycle in the wrong direction. He dropped the bike and ran away, carrying a bundle of clothing that authorities say contained a firearm.The deputies told investigators they didn't know there was a gun in the clothes and they fired at Kizzee after he picked up the handgun when it fell out during a struggle with one of them. A video showed him stooping down, but a wall blocked a full view. No weapon could be seen in the video, although authorities found a gun at the scene.Kizzee's family filed a legal claim, a precursor to a lawsuit, Wednesday against...
    At times Thursday night, the San Jose Sharks looked like a team that couldn’t wait to get back home. The Sharks allowed three goals in the first period and three more in the third in a 6-2 loss to the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center. Tomas Hertl scored twice and Martin Jones, making his third start in four games, stopped just 20 of the first 26 shots he faced through two-plus periods as the Sharks once again this season were unable to win consecutive games. The Sharks are now 0-4-1 this year in games immediately after a victory. The Sharks, after 12 straight road games, now return to San Jose to play their first game of the season at SAP Center on Saturday afternoon against the Vegas Golden Knights. They come home with a 5-6-1 record and are now tied for seventh place in the West...
    (CNN)The family of Dijon Kizzee, a 29-year-old Black man who was shot 16 times and killed by Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies last summer, has filed a $35 million claim for damages.The claim alleges the sheriff's department failed to properly train the involved deputies and accuses them of using unreasonable deadly force.The move is a largely procedural one that must be made before a lawsuit can be filed. Family attorney Carl Douglas said he expects the claim to be rejected.Deputies attempted to stop Kizzee on August 31 for "riding a bicycle on the wrong side of the road" and "splitting traffic," LA Sheriff's Department Homicide Bureau Capt. Kent Wegener said at the time. Investigators have said Kizzee picked up a gun he had dropped before two deputies fired 19 rounds. An attorney for the Kizzee family, though, says video shows Kizzee fleeing the officers.Read MoreOfficial autopsy shows Black man killed...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Attorneys for the family of Dijon Kizzee, a 29-year-old Black man fatally shot by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies last August, have filed a $35 million damages claim against the county. “We intend to bring a bright light on the virus that is raging in South Los Angeles, and the vaccine for that virus is truth,” Carl Douglas, an attorney for the family, said. The claim was seeking $25 million for “severe and substantial” damaged incurred by Kizzee’s father, Edwin, and $10 million for economic and injury costs to his estate “stemming from the intentional and/or negligent infliction of harm on Mr. Kizzee until the moment that he took his last breath.” RELATED: Rep. Maxine Waters Calls For Probe Of LASD Following Fatal Shooting Of Black Bicyclist Kizzee was shot Aug. 31 by two sheriff’s deputies in the unincorporated community of Westmont, near South Los Angeles,...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The family of a Black man who was shot and killed by sheriff's deputies last year after they tried to detain him for allegedly riding a bicycle illegally is seeking $35 million in damages from Los Angeles County. Dijon Kizzee, 29, was killed Aug. 31 in South Los Angeles after two deputies tried to stop him for riding a bicycle in the wrong direction. He dropped the bike and ran away, carrying a bundle of clothing that authorities say contained a firearm. The deputies told investigators they didn't know there was a gun in the clothes and they fired at Kizzee after he picked up the handgun when it fell out during a struggle with one of them. A video showed him stooping down, but a wall blocked a full view. No weapon could be seen in the video, although authorities found a gun at the...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The family of a Black man who was shot and killed by sheriff’s deputies last year after they tried to detain him for allegedly riding a bicycle illegally is seeking $35 million in damages from Los Angeles County. Dijon Kizzee, 29, was killed Aug. 31 in South Los Angeles after two deputies tried to stop him for riding a bicycle in the wrong direction. He dropped the bike and ran away, carrying a bundle of clothing that authorities say contained a firearm. The deputies told investigators they didn’t know there was a gun in the clothes and they fired at Kizzee after he picked up the handgun when it fell out during a struggle with one of them. A video showed him stooping down, but a wall blocked a full view. No weapon could be seen in the video, although authorities found a gun at...
    LA HABRA HEIGHTS (CBSLA) — A helicopter landing pad appears to have been in the works on a piece of property right behind the La Habra Heights home of Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva. A helicopter landing pad appears to have been in the works on a piece of property right behind the La Habra Heights home of Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva. (CBSLA) The problem is that the property owner said the department started work there without permission and, according to a $4,950 receipt provided to CBS Los Angeles by county attorneys reviewing the claim, Los Angeles County is paying for it. RELATED: CDC Suggests Wearing 2 Masks For Better Protection Against COVID-19 Variants “That’s not what we pay taxpayer dollars for,” Arnold Leos, a La Habra resident, said. Not only does Leos think the helipad is unnecessary, SoCal Gas is attempting to put an end to...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A tweet celebrating Mayor Eric Garcetti’s 50th birthday Thursday garnered quite the response from social media users. “A year older and so much has changed, but our beloved Mayor Garcetti @MayorOfLA continues to age with wisdom and grace while managing the ever changing needs of LA and Angelenos,” the glowing tweet, posted from the verified city of Los Angeles account, said. A year older and so much has changed, but our beloved Mayor Garcetti @MayorOfLA continues to age with wisdom and grace while managing the ever changing needs of LA and Angelenos. Happy Birthday Mr. Mayor. May this year be the best one yet! pic.twitter.com/UiUzFA4c3m — City of Los Angeles (@LACity) February 4, 2021 The response to the tweet was swift and vicious, with actress Mara Wilson responding, “Beloved by WHOM.” Beloved by WHOM — Mara “Get Rid of the Nazis” Wilson (@MaraWilson) February...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Small businesses throughout Los Angeles have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.The city of Los Angeles is working to help them survive and compete with larger companies by boosting their online profile.The city last year launched LA Optimized, which aims to help small businesses adapt to rapidly changing consumer behavior and technological advances. Priority will be given to brick-and-mortar establishments in low income communities with a goal of helping 1,000 local small businesses develop a clear online strategy.What was once an option - a digital solution to market and grow a business - is now required to survive."It doesn't matter where a customer is looking for that small business, they will be able to find them online," said Roberto Martinez with LA Optimized. "And that's really what the name of the game is here."RELATED: Mayor Garcetti debuts LA Optimized to help small businessesEMBED More News...
    These cities want to give grocery store workers hazard pay Pete Buttigieg and Alejandro Mayorkas Make History as They Are Sworn Into Bidens Cabinet Rivian EV Delivery Fleet Tested by Amazon in Los Angeles Amazon has started to test a fleet of Rivian electric-powered vans in Los Angeles, about a year after the company bought 100,000 of the custom delivery vehicles. © TheStreet Rivian EV Delivery Fleet Tested by Amazon in Los Angeles The vans have started making deliveries in various parts of Los Angeles, and the Seattle tech and online retail giant says customers will start seeing the vehicles in up to 15 additional cities in 2021. Amazon plans to have tens of thousands of such vehicles on the road over the next few years. Load Error "We're loving the enthusiasm from customers so far — from the photos we see online to the...
    Three people were badly burned in an explosion on a film set near Los Angeles Tuesday, authorities said. The blast was reported at around 4:45 p.m. local time in a mixed use industrial neighborhood of Santa Clarita, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office. Ambulances took three patients who suffered critical injuries — second and third-degree burns — to Henry Mayo Hospital, local outlet ABC30 reported . The explosion sparked a small brush fire that spread up a nearby hillside, but firefighters were able to quickly put out the flames. The cause of the blast wasn’t immediately known. A hazmat team was on hand to assess the situation and an investigation was ongoing. It’s unclear which movie was being filmed. With Post wires
    February 1, 2021 | 12:46pm 1 of 18 Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox head into “Saturday Night Live” ahead of his performance. TheImageDirect.com 2 of 18 Fox gets picked up by Kelly as they make their way through fans and photographers. TheImageDirect.com 3 of 18 Megan Thee Stallion shows off her booty after working out with her Hottie Bootcamp program. Instagram 4 of 18 Alicia Keys gets a stunning arrangement of flowers for her 40th birthday from Oprah Winfrey. Instagram 5 of 18 Amy Schumer strips down to show her C-section scar in a bathroom photo. “Feeling like my c section looks cute today!” she wrote on Instagram. Instagram ; Getty Images 6 of 18...
    A Los Angeles school plans to host segregated “dialogue sessions” in an attempt to foster “inclusion” and fight against racism. The events, hosted by the Brentwood School in Los Angeles, will act as information-seeking sessions, with the goal of “leading best practices in order to create identity-affirming, psychologically safe environments in which to facilitate conversations around complex topics such as anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion.” A schedule shows dates and times for various groups, with separate sessions being held for black, white, Hispanic, Asian, Jewish, and “LGBTQIA+” participants. “Over 50 different session groupings, organized by constituencies, are offered from January - March. They range from general groups that invite broad participation to those that focus on the experiences of diverse identities, including those identifying as members of: the Jewish community, the LGBTQIA+ community, families interested in neurodiversity, those whose first language is Spanish, the Hispanic and Latinx community, and many,...
    The young mountain lion was in the central Santa Monica Mountains on a Saturday night when he crossed paths with some biologists. They captured him, did a medical checkup, fitted him with a radio collar and gave him a name: P-95. While they were working, they heard chirping noises and later spotted another big cat — likely the young lion’s mother or sibling, according to a post about the Jan. 16 encounter on the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area’s Facebook page. P-95 weighed in at 90 pounds and is about a year and a half old. The biologists determined he was in good condition after examining him “from the bottom of his paws to the teeth in his head,” then released him. P-95 joins nine other mountain lions being tracked in Los Angeles County by the National Park Service. Seven, including P-95, roam the Santa Monica Mountains and...
    The Los Angeles Times’ fawning coverage of Vice President Kamala Harris has been labeled "inappropriate and disappointing" by critics, some comparing it to the way state-run media would treat leaders in authoritarian nations. The Times was ridiculed on social media after announcing it would launch "Covering Kamala Harris," a project described as "a beat dedicated to her historic rise to the White House" that is loaded with complementary content. "Kamala Harris is all kinds of firsts: the first woman, a woman of color, Black woman, mixed-race woman and South Asian elected to national office. And then of course there are her California roots," the first Instagram caption stated. The Los Angeles Times’ fawning coverage of Vice President Kamala Harris has been labeled "inappropriate and disappointing" by critics. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post via Getty Images) (Getty Images) LOS ANGELES TIMES MOCKED AFTER DEDICATING NEW BEAT TO CELEBRATING KAMALA HARRIS:...
    A gymnast at the University of California, Los Angeles, has gone viral for her incredible floor routine celebrating black culture after tumbling and dancing to a mashup of hits from black artists.  Nia Dennis, 21, was competing against Arizona State on Saturday when she wowed the judges with her playful, yet impressive floor routine featuring songs by Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar, Missy Elliott, Soulja Boy, Tupac, and Megan Thee Stallion.   'This routine definitely reflects everything that I am today as a woman and, of course, I had to incorporate a lot of parts of my culture,' Dennis told the Los Angeles Daily News. 
    A father and daughter were found electrocuted to death early Monday morning at the site of a downed power line near their Panorama City home, officials reported. The two were apparently investigating a power outage caused by the downed equipment in the 14700 block of Tupper Street, according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Nicholas Prange. Fire officials responded around 2:45 a.m. to a call from a family member, Prange said. Because of the risk of electrocution, the caller was instructed not to intervene or try to prevent further injuries, he said. When firefighters arrived, the 20-year-old woman and 53-year-old man were dead, Prange said. It was wet outside when the pair were found, but weather conditions have not been linked to the incident, he added. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power shut off the power after being notified of the incident by fire...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH/LOS ANGELES (KDKA) — Devlin Hodges has been signed by the Los Angeles Rams. “Excited for the opportunity to sign and be apart of the @RamsNFL! I’ve been to LA before ???? let’s get it!” Hodges tweeted Sunday afternoon. Excited for the opportunity to sign and be apart of the @RamsNFL! I’ve been to LA before ???? let’s get it! pic.twitter.com/2gqGDNhcuo — Devlin Hodges (@DevlinHodges10) January 24, 2021 “Duck” Hodges was a former quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Related: Pittsburgh Steelers Release Devlin Hodges, Curtis Riley For Joshua Dobbs, Sean Davis Stay with KDKA as we follow this developing story.
    The FBI is investigating what it described as an improvised explosive device (IED) attack early Saturday at a church in southern California that's been a target of recent protests for promoting views perceived to be anti-LGBTQ, misogynistic and against Black Lives Matter. A fire and explosion were reported around 1:10 a.m. at First Works Baptist Church in El Monte, Calif., located about13 miles east of Los Angeles. A city police unit that first arrived at the scene witnessed smoke billowing from windows blown out from the blast and graffiti sprayed on the single-story white brick building. No one was injured by the explosion, the City of El Monte said in a press release. City firefighters, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, and the FBI also responded. CALIFORNIA IGNORES PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST, KEEPS CORONAVIRUS DATA HIDDEN Those residing in 14 homes and eight apartments were temporarily evacuated, as bomb technicians and evidence response teams processed...
    Kobe Bryant is one of the greatest players to ever don the basketball gear. The sheer determination and grit he brought to the court was unmatched. The ‘Black Mamba’ is still remembered fondly by many players and fans of today’s generation who grew up watching him steal the show. When Kobe wanted to get something on the court, no one could tell him that he couldn’t. Kobe Bryant goes southpaw with fade-away Los Angeles Lakers‘ Anthony Davis shared a story from the time he played against Kobe Bryant. It was during his time with the New Orleans Pelicans. Kobe had hurt his right shoulder and had just come back into the game. Despite the injury, Kobe was determined to get his team the win, and he showed that with his play. He said, “This was in New Orleans. I think this is the year Kobe tore something in his right shoulder. ...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- California Attorney General Xavier Becerra says his department has launched a civil rights investigation of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.Becerra made the announcement Friday, adding the California Department of Justice is probing whether the "rights of the people of L.A. County'' have been violated."Because there are serious concerns and reports that accountability and adherence to legit policing practices have lapsed at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, my office is undertaking a civil rights investigation into the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department," he said.RELATED | Violent arrests help officers earn notoriety in LASD 'Executioners' gangEMBED More News Videos "Inking parties" are a secret ritual to initiate deputies into the alleged "Executioners" gang in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, according to a sworn deposition testimony by LASD Deputy Art Gonzalez. Becerra adds the investigation will look into whether the department engaged in a "pattern or...
    MILWAUKEE (AP) — LeBron James says the results of last season’s NBA awards voting didn’t provide extra motivation as his Los Angeles Lakers prepared to face Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks. FILE: Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron, photographed here during the Jan. 18 game against the Golden State Warriors, scored a season-high 34 points Thursday. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) He had more important things on his mind. James scored a season-high 34 points in the opener of a seven-game road trip, helping the Lakers beat the Bucks 113-106 on Thursday. He finished second to Antetokounmpo in last year’s MVP balloting. “It’s never been about individual (honors),” said James, a four-time MVP. “It’s all about the team success. That’s all that matters. … I just want to play well and help our team versus any opponent. That’s what it’s all about.” Los Angeles (12-4) bounced back after blowing a double-digit lead...
    More than 50 wineries and restaurants in Napa and Sonoma Counties in California have sued Gov. Gavin Newsom arguing that their constitutional rights have been violated by his ban on in-person dining. The case was filed on Jan. 19 by the Wine Country Coalition for Safe Reopening, according to KTLA, and names California Public Health Department director Tomas Aragon as well as the governor. It alleges that Gov. Newsom and the public health department have not provided scientific evidence that shows outdoor dining is more dangerous than permitted activities like shopping at an indoor mall or working on a film set. Gov. Gavin Newsom watches as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is prepared by Director of Inpatient Pharmacy David Cheng at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center on December 14, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Jae C. Hong-Pool/Getty Images) “There is no evidence indicating that when conducted with protective measures, outdoor...
    A California air quality agency has temporarily suspended limits on how many bodies can be cremated amid a lack of storage space for those who died from the novel coronavirus. The South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) issued an emergency order on Sunday that temporarily suspends permit requirements for crematoriums for at least the next 10 days in Los Angeles County. The air pollution agency limits the number of human remains that may be cremated each month, based on potential air quality impacts. However, the pandemic has caused the current death rate to skyrocket, placing a strain on hospitals, funeral homes, and crematoriums. CORONAVIRUS HAS INFECTED 1 IN 3 PEOPLE IN LOS ANGELES SINCE START OF PANDEMIC: OFFICIALS National Guard members assist with processing COVID-19 deaths and placing them into temporary storage at the medical examiner-coroner's office in Los Angeles on Jan. 12, 2021.  (Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner via AP, File) "The current rate...
    The lack of storage space for those who have died of the coronavirus forced the agency which regulates air quality across the Southland to issue an emergency order Sunday night lifting the limit on the number of cremations allowed. The South Coast Air Quality Management District issued the emergency order temporarily suspending permit requirements for crematoriums. CBS Los Angeles reports the order was issued at the request of both the Los Angeles County coroner's office and the L.A. County Department of Public Health. The air quality management district limits the number of cremations which can be conducted each month due to air quality regulations. However, the pandemic has caused the death rate across the region to more than double, which has put a strain on hospitals, funeral homes and crematoriums, the agency reported. As of Jan. 15, more than 2,700 bodies are stored at both hospitals and the coroner's office, according...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Gusty Santa Ana winds will impact portions of Los Angeles and Ventura counties through Sunday afternoon and will return by Monday evening through Tuesday. Forecasters say strong and potentially damaging offshore winds were expected to develop Monday night through early Wednesday, with the strongest gusts anticipated to reach 65-75 mph in the mountains. “Very strong and damaging northeast winds will be possible late Monday night into Wednesday, especially across Los Angeles and Ventura Counties,” according to the National Weather Service. As a result, a high wind watch for is in effect starting Monday night through late Tuesday for the San Gabriel, San Fernando, Santa Clarita, Ventura valleys, as well as the mountains of Santa Monica, Los Angeles and San Bernardino, and the Inland Empire. In addition, wind chill temperatures are expected to be below 32 degrees Fahrenheit for Lancaster (Antelope Valley) from Monday through Friday and...
    Firefighters battled a wind-whipped wildfire in the inland mountains of Southern California on Friday as unseasonably hot weather heightened fire danger in a region where little rain has fallen this winter. The Bonita Fire erupted shortly after 1 a.m. and quickly grew to 715 acres. Fire crews stopped its progress, but it remained only 20% contained. FIRST BLIZZARD OF THE SEASON HITS THE MIDWEST The fire triggered evacuations in Mountain Center, a tiny community in the San Jacinto Mountains about 90 miles east of Los Angeles. The blaze burned in heavy vegetation, including pine trees, Cal Fire/Riverside County said in a statement. Temperatures in the region have reached summer-like highs in the 80s and low 90s, and Santa Ana winds bringing in extremely dry air are contributing to the threat of disastrous wildlifres..   INTENSE GUSTS FORCE WIND WARNINGS IN 8 STATES, CAUSE POWER OUTAGES FOR HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS While wind storms are common this...
    Snapchat is paying millions of dollars to Gen Z influencers who post viral videos on its new Spotlight service, including a 19-year-old who has earned more than $3million. Last year, Snapchat said it would be paying $1million a day to influencers who generate clicks with viral clips as part of its new Spotlight initiative aimed at taking on rival app TikTok. While Snaps shared on private profiles are usually only seen by friends in the app, Spotlight lets users share posts publicly while still protecting their identity from strangers.  This means that content creators will have a chance to create a Snap that's widely viewed, whether they have two Snapchat friends or 2 million.  Since the launch of Spotlight, thousands of teenage influencers have earned cash by posting short-form content. Cam Casey, 19, of Los Angeles, California, had already established himself as a presence on TikTok. Cam Casey, 19,...
    Los Angeles County scientists now estimate that one in three residents have contracted COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, the Los Angeles Times reported on Thursday. That would mean at least 3 million of the county's 10 million residents have been infected — more than triple the number confirmed through testing, according to the Times. "Unfortunately, we are still engaging in behaviors that facilitate spread of the virus, so it is still able to find plenty of susceptible people to infect,” Roger Lewis, director of COVID-19 hospital demand modeling for the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, told the newspaper. In order for herd immunity through vaccination to become an effective strategy for controlling the disease, about 75 percent of the county's residents would need to develop immunity, Lewis estimated.  The county has become a hotspot for the coronavirus in a state that leads the nation in infection rates. As the virus continues...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The Los Angeles Police Commission on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve the Los Angeles Police Department's use of facial recognition software to identify potential suspects.The policy was approved with a modification for the Inspector General to work with the commission's executive committee to develop and ensure a "strong oversight system," according to Commission President Eileen Decker.The department uses photo comparison technology from Los Angeles County's Digital Mugshot System to identify suspects in three situations:-- to investigate crimes;-- to mitigate an imminent threat to life; and-- to help identify a person who is incapable of identifyingthemselves, including when the person is incapacitated, deceased or at-risk.The LAPD does not allow facial recognition platforms outside the county's mugshot system to be used, and the computer-generated list of comparisons must be investigated further by human analysis.Civil liberties advocates say facial recognition software systems are less accurate for people of color,...
    A CALIFORNIA "Covid superspreader" swinger party was busted by Los Angeles police on Saturday. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's "Super-Spreader Taskforce" found more than 200 people at a warehouse party in LA's South Central region. 4Partygoers are seen covered in blankets outside the warehouse where a 'superspreader' swinger party took placeCredit: Twitter 4Law enforcement action was taken against the 'underground party event' on SaturdayCredit: Twitter Dozens of partygoers were led out of the event wearing face masks and covered in blankets. LA County Sherriff tweeted on Monday night: "On Saturday January 9, 2021 #LASD Super-Spreader Taskforce continued enforcement of the Los Angeles County health orders to address underground party events. "The results of the operation included 2 commercial building locations, and a total of 182 adult arrests (cited out)." In a followup tweet, the department issued a reminder of what Alex Villanueva, the Sheriff of LA County, has told residents...
    Massive job losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic nationwide will leave tens of thousands of low-wage workers without homes over the next three years, a report published Tuesday by a Los Angeles-based research group forecasts. Los Angeles County, already struggling with one of the nation’s largest homeless populations, will be especially hard hit, on a per-capita basis, because of its large low-wage labor force and high housing costs. Based on the effects of the 2008 recession, the Economic Roundtable report “Locked Out” concludes that pandemic-related unemployment will start a brutal cycle of homelessness. It says the uptick began as a trickle in 2020, but will triple this year and peak by 2023. By then, the number of additional working-age adults with no place of their own to sleep will reach more than 52,000 in Los Angeles County, 131,000 in California and 600,000 across the nation, it said. The most recent...
    Millions of Americans with intellectual disabilities, at particularly high risk for COVID-19, are still waiting for vaccinations Malaysia imposes virus curbs, warns hospitals at breaking point Sean Diddy Combss house in Los Angeles is broken into by burglars © Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo Sean 'Diddy' Combs's house in Los Angeles has reportedly been targeted by burglars. The rapper's house in Toluca Lake, where his late ex-girlfriend Kim Porter was tragically found dead on November 15, 2018, has allegedly been broken into. An individual reportedly pried open a side door to forcibly enter the property, which triggered the security system, law enforcement sources reportedly told TMZ. © Provided by Daily Mail Break in: Sean 'Diddy' Combs's house in Toluca Lake, Los Angeles, has reportedly been targeted by burglars. Diddy, 51, will have to search the home to see if anything is missing The publication also claimed that a caretaker...
    They were hurling racial slurs at her and pouring pepper spray, hot like habaneros, into her eyes and ear. Someone or something — perhaps the butt of a metal flagpole carrying a “Don’t tread on me” banner — pummeled her shoulder, leaving a circle-shaped bruise. Another person snatched her wig off. As a violent mob of President Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, a crowd of at least 20 pro-Trump demonstrators, many clad in “Make America Great Again” hats, surrounded 25-year-old Berlinda Nibo on a busy downtown Los Angeles street, she said, feet away from a gaggle of police officers. “It seemed like these people were trying to kill me,” said Nibo, 25. “To use me to make some kind of statement or something.” Nibo said she unwittingly found herself in the midst of Wednesday’s pro-Trump demonstration in downtown Los Angeles, where she was accosted...
    Former Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge adored Los Angeles. The 39-year veteran of City Hall regularly asked Angelenos to name their favorite L.A. buildings. He gave away calendars of his own photographs of the city and handed out loaves of pumpkin bread baked by local nuns. He loved hikes in Griffith Park and on at least one occasion, went to San Pedro for the Polar Bear Swim, charging into the chilly water on New Year’s Day. When voters considered breaking the city up into two or three pieces, LaBonge made clear he was passionately opposed. If secession passed, “the sun would rise and all the other things would happen,” LaBonge told The Times in 2002. “But it would personally hurt me.” LaBonge, who served on the City Council from 2001 to 2015, died Thursday. His wife, Brigid, said she had been unable to wake him up after he had...
    The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is investigating an incident in which a Black woman was allegedly harassed by a group of pro-Trump demonstrators as a possible hate crime, according to The Washington Post. Berlinda Nibo was reportedly attacked in downtown Los Angeles on her way to her home Wednesday by a group of President TrumpDonald TrumpCapitol Police officer dies following riots Donor who gave millions to Hawley urges Senate to censure him for 'irresponsible' behavior Kellyanne Conway condemns violence, supports Trump in statement on Capitol riots MORE's supporters, according to the newspaper.  Several of the protestors pushed Nibo, removed her wig from her head and pepper-sprayed her as she attempted to pass by, according to CBS Los Angeles station KCAL.  “They’re yelling at me because of my color, calling me the n-word, calling me the b-word, saying, ‘All lives matter. Black lives doesn’t matter,’” Nibo told the local news outlet. ...
    Loading the player... Los Angeles police are investigating a potential hate crime attack of a Black woman by a mob of President Donald Trump supporters Wednesday, where hundreds carried Trump flags and signs reading “Stop the Steal.”  Berlinda Nibo, 25, told a local news station — one that had obtained video footage — a crowd of about 40 people began to follow and harass her after she flipped them off at a protest outside of Los Angeles City Hall, which coincided with the riotous events in Washington D.C. “It was like — we got our hands on a Black person, we’re going to make an example of her,” Berlinda Nibo told NBC News. “It’s just sad that girls are no longer being protected nowadays, apparently. It’s worse because I’m a Black girl.” “It’s just me,” she told NBC News, “and all of a sudden. I’m just getting cornered by...
    Late night hosts react to violent Capitol breach: Today was terrorism I didn’t receive a $1,200 stimulus check during the first surge of COVID-19. Will I get a $600 check this time around? Clippers get by Warriors on road Patrick Beverley and Nicolas Batum combined for three consecutive 3-pointers in a late flurry Wednesday night that propelled the visiting Los Angeles Clippers to a 108-101 victory over the Golden State Warriors in San Francisco. © Reuters/Cary Edmondson NBA: Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State Warriors © Reuters/Cary Edmondson NBA: Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State Warriors The Pacific Division rivals will meet in a rematch Friday night, also on the Warriors' home floor. Kawhi Leonard and Paul George scored 21 points apiece for the Clippers, who were playing the second night of a back-to-back after a 116-113 home loss to San Antonio on Tuesday. Andrew Wiggins and Eric Paschall...
    DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- At the Union Rescue Mission in downtown Los Angeles - where residents of Skid Row get housing and help - two crises are colliding: Homelessness and the COVID-19 pandemic."The battle to save the lives of our guests, the battle to save the lives of our staff. We're in the battle of our lives and it's like playing chess with a monster genius," said the Rev. Andy Bales, CEO of the mission.Like every other local shelter in Los Angeles County, capacity at the Union Rescue Mission has dropped from about 1,000 people to just 350. That's because more homeless people are getting COVID-19.Those who are sick need to be under quarantine or isolation - and that means there's less space for other homeless people. Senior citizens are being hit the hardest according to local officials."One sweet senior thought she had COVID and we put her in...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- New data reveals some of the businesses hardest hit by COVID-19 in Los Angeles County, where a new case is recorded every six seconds.Public-health records show outbreaks at more than 500 businesses. More than 9,300 workers have been infected. Among them: 402 FedEx workers at eight sites - 128 cases were documented at the Pacoima facility alone. Seven Costco stores have been hit by outbreaks - 253 workers infected, including 71 at the Culver City location. And 210 Amazon employees have been infected at six different facilities.
    Chargers players praise coach Anthony Lynn in a video posted Tuesday by the team a day after he was fired. “Thank you, coach,” the Los Angeles team wrote on Twitter, along with a video of players calling their former coach a “leader” and “great man.” Lynn was let go the previous day following four seasons with the team as the Chargers finished the 2020 season with a 7-9 record and under .500 for a second year in a row. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) WATCH: thank you, coach. pic.twitter.com/tEFtBvktb6 — Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) January 5, 2021 “He was a leader,” Chargers star QB Justin Herbert said in the one-minute-plus clip that includes footage ranging from games to snaps from behind the scenes. (RELATED: Chargers’ Rookie Justin Herbert Had It All Planned Out When He Was Nine) “He pushed me everyday,” he...
    A counselor was beaten to death by seven teens under his care at a group home in Los Angeles on Saturday, according to a Los Angeles CBS affiliate. Counselor beaten to death after trying to break up a fight at a youth center near South LA, 6 in custody. https://t.co/mVpEfcHJkI — FOX 11 Los Angeles (@FOXLA) January 5, 2021 The counselor attempted to break up a fight between several teens before being assaulted by the entire group of seven teens, which consisted of two 18-year-olds and five juvenile delinquents, according to CBSLA The counselor, 25-year-old David McKnight-Hillman, was responsible for the juvenile residents of the Wayfinder Family Services group home where this crime incident took place, according to CBSLA. (REPORT: St. Louis Breaks Record For Murder Rate In 2020) Deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department were called to the site of this crime at the group home...
    A 25-year-old counselor was fatally attacked by seven youths at the Los Angeles facility he worked at on Saturday night, authorities said. David Mcknight-Hillman was beaten after trying to break up a fight at Wayfinder Family Services, a non-profit organization that provides residential therapeutic services to youths, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Mcknight-Hillman, who provided daily care to the residents, appeared to sustain blunt force trauma and died at a nearby hospital, the sheriff’s department said in a Monday news release. Six of the suspects have been arrested, including two 18-year-olds charged with murder, the department said. Four youths were booked at a juvenile hall. One of the juvenile suspects remained on the loose as of early Tuesday, authorities said. The sheriff’s department said the case will be presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office on Tuesday.
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Seven teenagers are accused of beating to death a counselor at their group home over the weekend.The counselor was killed Saturday at Wayfinder Family Services in the Windsor Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles.Homicide detectives say the counselor, David McKnight-Hillman, was trying to break up a fight between the teens when he was attacked.Two of the teens are 18 years old and have been booked on charges of murder.They are identified as Nyier Mason and Keith Lewis.Five teens under the age of 18 are not being identified, but are expected to also face murder charges.One of the five juveniles escaped from the scene Saturday night and is wanted by detectives.
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A new risk index from FEMA has ranked Los Angeles County the riskiest in the country, and Riverside and San Bernardino counties are not far behind in the top 10. The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Risk Index looked at 18 kinds of natural disasters, such as coastal flooding, drought, landslides, tsunamis, earthquakes, wildfires, strong winds, volcanic activity and heat and cold waves. The ranking also takes into account economic damage and the community’s ability to recover from a disaster. (credit: FEMA) With Southern California’s abundance of earthquakes, wildfires and heat waves, the entire region’s risk was deemed very high, but Los Angeles County ranked No. 1 in the country for risk. Riverside County was ranked No. 7, and San Bernardino County followed right behind at No. 9. From just wildfires in 2020 alone, CalFire says the state battled 9,639 blazes that burned more than 4...
    (CNN)Overflowing hospital morgues, increased 911 wait times, beds only opening when patients die. Hospitals in California, where almost all of the state's 40 million residents are living under stay-at-home orders, are seeing historic stress points.The surge of new coronavirus cases and hospitalizations is pushing hospitals in Los Angeles County to the "brink of catastrophe," a top health official there said.To the north in Santa Clara, one doctor said: "What we are seeing now, is not normal."Every day since November 7, Covid-19 hospitalizations in California have increased. As of Thursday, 21,449 Covid-19 patients were in hospital beds throughout the state, with more than 4,500 of those in intensive care units.Read MoreHealth officials in West Virginia mistakenly gave 42 people Covid-19 antibodies instead of the vaccine"We are in the midst of a disaster," Los Angeles County Director of Emergency Medical Services Agency Cathy Chidester said, talking about the challenges faced by hospitals...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A Northern California Christian activist and musician is planning two worship services in Los Angeles this week, in an effort to protest COVID-19 restrictions. But, local religious leaders are asking him not to come for fear of a super spreader event. Last month, Sean Feucht hosted a “Let Us Worship” event in New Orleans. Thousands attended, standing shoulder to shoulder with almost no one wearing masks. The mayor of New Orleans said the event endangered the lives of her residents. Now, Feucht has the same event scheduled in Los Angeles — Wednesday on Skid Row and Thursday in Echo Park. “It’s a super spreader event,” Jenna Kyle with the Poor People’s Campaign. “They’re coming in with no masks, no social distance. They haven’t done either in their past events. Chicago tried to shut them down. New Orleans put out a statement that they regretted that they...
    No Kawhi meant a problem of epic proportions for the Los Angeles Clippers. The Clippers were on the wrong side of NBA history Sunday when they trailed the Mavericks by a record 50 points at halftime. Behind 18-points from Luka Doncic, Dallas led 77-27 at the break, the biggest halftime lead in an NBA game during the shot-clock era that began in 1954. The Clippers were playing without star Kawhi Leonard, who suffered a mouth laceration Friday night. Marcus Morris also was out for Los Angeles because of knee soreness. The Mavericks were looking for their first win of the season after losing to the Suns and Lakers last week. The Clippers, on the other hand, opened the 2020-21 season with wins over the Lakers and Nuggets.
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- For nine nights culminating on Christmas Eve, the oldest street in Los Angeles typically comes alive with a festive re-enactment of the nativity story, as children playing Mary and Joseph go door to door seeking shelter where she can give birth to Jesus.If the procession were held this year, they would find many of the businesses on Olvera Street shuttered.The Mexican market, known as the birthplace of Los Angeles, has been particularly hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic, with shops and restaurants closed and others barely hanging on. California is enduring by far its worst outbreak of the coronavirus, and Los Angeles is among the locations seeing the greatest spike."It's pretty grim right now," said Edward Flores, owner of Juanita's Café, where under the state's health order meals can only be served to-go and business is down 90%. "I know of six (businesses) that have gone...
    INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams were poised to celebrate wrapping up a playoff spot with a win on Sunday. Instead, they have to grapple with letting a golden opportunity slip away after handing the New York Jets their first victory. New York Jets running back Frank Gore celebrates after running for a first down and to seal the game victory late in the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Rams on Dec. 20, 2020, at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif. (Getty Images) The Rams’ 23-20 loss makes them the fifth team since 1978 to go down to defeat when favored by at least 17 points. Not only did Los Angeles (9-5) fail to wrap up its fourth postseason berth in five years, but it fell out of the NFC West lead. “We’re all sick to our stomachs. Everyone is upset,” defensive tackle Sebastian Joseph-Day said. The obvious...
    U.S. Customs officials in Los Angeles scored a huge haul this week when it busted three shipping containers full of counterfeit goods arriving from China. Among the stash were “more than one million erectile dysfunction pills, footwear, belts, purses and headphones” according to a statement from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Included in the footwear haul were thousands of lucrative faux Air Jordans for Dior which retail for $2,000. The agency noted the merchandise had a street value of over $32 million. “Criminals are exploiting e-commerce platforms to sell counterfeit and often dangerous goods to unwitting holiday shoppers,” Carlos C. Martel, CBP director of field operations in Los Angeles, said in the statement. This year over $1.3 billion in fake goods have been seized by the government.
    More On: los angeles Honking around the Christmas tree: These are top 10 cities with worst holiday drivers LA DA slams victim’s family as they protest sentencing plan These wealthy Californians think they can buy their way to a quick COVID vaccine Capacity at Southern California ICUs falls to 0% amid COVID-19 surge U.S. Customs officials in Los Angeles scored a huge haul this week when it busted three shipping containers full of counterfeit goods arriving from China. Among the stash were “more than one million erectile dysfunction pills, footwear, belts, purses and headphones” according to a statement from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Included in the footwear haul were thousands of lucrative faux Air Jordans for Dior which retail for $2,000. The agency noted the merchandise had a street value of over $32 million. “Criminals are exploiting e-commerce platforms to sell counterfeit and often dangerous goods to...
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has been ordered by a judge to be deposed in a sexual harassment lawsuit against his former political adviser.  Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Ruth Kwan on Thursday issued a decision that the mayor is to have his deposition taken no later than January 30 in connection to the lawsuit filed by his former bodyguard, LAPD officer Matthew Garza. Garza has accused Garcetti's one-time deputy chief of staff Rick Jacobs of hugging him, touching him and making inappropriate comments for seven years. Jacobs has vehemently disputed these allegations.  A Los Angeles judge has ruled that Mayor Eric Garcetti (left) is to have his deposition taken before January 30 in a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by his former bodyguard Matthew Garza, who accused one-time aide Rick Jacobs (right) of touching him  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Ghislaine Maxwell was 'in the...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Gov. Gavin Newsom Thursday scheduled a May 4 special election to fill the state Senate seat vacated by Holly Mitchell, who was recently sworn in to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. The primary election will be held on March 2. Mitchell earned a landslide victory over Los Angeles City Councilman Herb Wesson in their race to replace termed-out L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas on the board’s 2nd District, and in the process made some history. Mitchell cruised to victory with 60.89% of the vote, compared to Wesson’s 39.11%, according to the Los Angeles County Registrar’s Office. Mitchell held a lead of more than 106,000 votes. Her victory meant the county board once referred to as “five little kings” is now run by five women for the first time in its history. The 30th Senate District covers a large swath of the Metro area, including Culver...
    The Los Angeles Lakers beat the LA Clippers in back-to-back preseason games despite their stars not playing. LeBron James and Anthony Davis sat out for both games, while youngster Talen Horton-Tucker stole the show. He put up 52 points in two games, while also grabbing 19 rebounds as a wing player. He has been solid on both ends, and this has left LeBron impressed. “We can see what he’s capable of doing,” LeBron said. “I saw it about 3-4 years ago; I was watching a high school basketball game, and I happened to catch him playing, I told my agent… you need to take a look at this kid… he’s super talented… You can see what he’s doing now. He’s going to continue to get better and better. He’ll get an opportunity to practice against us veterans. He’s going to continue to improve, and he’s going to do some really...
    The sister of a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy who was fatally shot in the head last year is furious at the newly elected district attorney for downgrading charges against her brother’s killer that could see him freed from prison in 40 years. Christina Solano on Monday blasted Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón for implementing reforms that could result in her brother’s killer one day being out on parole. ‘I’m completely in shock,’ she told Fox 11 TV. ‘I can’t even tell you. My heart just dropped.’ In June of last year, Joseph Gilbert Solano, 50, was shot in the back of the head by Rhett Nelson, 30, of Utah, at a Jack In The Box fast food restaurant in the Alhambra section of LA County. Joseph lost all brain function and died a short time later at hospital. Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón...
    The 2020-21 NBA season will begin on December 22, with the smallest offseason in NBA history. For NBA players, this could cause problems, as this is the only time they have to rest themselves. LeBron James was among the prominent names who were strongly against starting the season so soon. While healing is a major issue but there is something else that the players were looking up to- spending some quality time with their families on Christmas. James opened up about this in an interview. “Just being completely honest, I wasn’t expecting that because early conversations were going on and I was hearing that there would be kind of a mid-January start and training camp would kind of start after Christmas.” James wasn’t a part of the Lakers’ rotation in the pre-season as well. These extra days can help the king to heal his body and give his 100% at...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The homeless woman who was struck by several vehicles, including a Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department patrol vehicle, has been identified as 60-year-old Karen Land. RELATED: Homeless Woman Dies After Being Accidentally Struck By LA Deputies In Watts A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy struck Land at 6:23 a.m. Friday while driving westbound on Imperial Highway in the South Los Angeles neighborhood of Watts, approaching Slater Avenue, according to Deputy Shawn Du Busky. The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating what happened and reported that preliminary findings indicate that the pedestrian was struck by several vehicles after being struck by the deputy’s vehicle. While the deputies remained on scene, at least one of the vehicles that struck the woman fled the scene, according to LAPD Officer Tony Im. LASD officials, on the other hand, are reporting that the deputy’s vehicle was the last one to hit Land....
    In other cities, 64-square-foot aluminum and composite sheds are being used as quick and inexpensive emergency shelter for homeless people. Not in Los Angeles. Here, plans to employ the minimalist structures, known as “tiny homes,” have blossomed into expensive development projects with access roads, underground utilities and concrete foundations — and commensurate planning delays. At the city’s first tiny home village, scheduled to open in January, each of the 39 closet-sized homes is costing $130,000, about 10 times what some other cities are spending. Five more villages are planned to open later. Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the program in March, signaling that the concept of sheltering people in tiny homes, long neglected in Los Angeles, had emerged as a leading strategy in the city’s response to a federal lawsuit alleging it has done too little to get homeless people off the streets. He told the court that...
    Authorities in California have released photos of two male suspects accused of ambushing and opening fire on a Los Angeles County deputy in what the sheriff described as an “unprovoked attack.” The ambush happened just after 12:30 p.m. on Friday in Altadena while the on-duty deputy was driving in her marked patrol vehicle, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. The deputy was not injured in the shooting. CALIFORNIA DRIVER, 22, HELD IN DUI CRASH THAT LEFT 2 PARENTS DEAD, 3 KIDS CRITICALLY INJURED: REPORTS One suspect pointed a firearm in her direction and fired several times, the sheriff’s department said. The suspect and his accomplice then ran away. Both men remain at large and are wanted for attempted murder. Authorities described the suspect who opened fire as a male Hispanic with a thin build. His black jacket and shoes were found nearby. The second suspect was also described as...
    The Los Angeles Police Department received criticism from Democratic lawmakers and the Black Lives Matter group, who argued that officers who used batons against a crowd outside Mayor Eric Garcetti’s home used excessive force and infringed on protesters' First Amendment rights. Several videos posted to social media showed officers in riot helmets Sunday morning using batons in a skirmish outside Getty House, the official residence of the mayor of Los Angeles located in Windsor Square. A man is seen using a cooking pan to shield himself, while another woman used a metal water bottle to block a blow. LA COUNTY SURPASSES 10K DAILY CORONAVIRUS CASES FOR THE FIRST TIME According to a statement released by LAPD, officers approached the protesters to arrest one person for using a bullhorn, which violated city code barring “sound exceeding 200 feet.” "After multiple warnings, four officers attempted to make an arrest for the above violation...
    BOSTON (CBS) — The Patriots trip to Los Angeles happens to coincide with a stay-at-home order going into effect in the area, due to a surge in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. It seems, though, that the Patriots won’t have to scramble for either of their games in Inglewood. As of Sunday, the NFL said that there’s been no indication that Los Angeles county will ban contact sports, a move which Santa Clara county made recently, thus forcing the San Francisco 49ers to relocate to Arizona. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the Rams and Chargers will be allowed to play and practice as scheduled “for the foreseeable future.” The Boston Globe’s Ben Volin also received comment from an NFL spokesman, which noted “there’s nothing to report” with regard to the two L.A. teams being impacted by the order. The planned shutdown is large in scale. CBS Los Angeles noted that the...
    (CNN)The mayor of Los Angeles said the city will run out of hospital beds by Christmas if the coronavirus spreads at its current rate as he urged residents to "cancel everything" to help stop the spread of the virus.Residents should stay home as much as possible as the city faces stark choices between "health and sickness, care and apathy, life and death," said Mayor Eric Garcetti during a Wednesday news conference.The US has reported its highest one-day Covid-19 death tally: More than 2,800"It's time to hunker down. It's time to cancel everything. If it isn't essential, don't do it," Garcetti said. "Don't meet up with others outside your household, don't host that gathering, don't attend a gathering."The number of daily coronavirus infections in Los Angeles has tripled since early November. Hospitalizations have more than tripled and are at a new peak, Garcetti said. "The public health condition of our city...
    (CNN)A movie shoot at a Los Angeles landmark nearly temporarily shut down a coronavirus testing site, until city officials stepped in.More than 500 people had appointments to be tested Tuesday at Union Station, according to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. However, they were notified by testing site operator Curative on Monday that the location would be closed due to an event, as first reported by Deadline. News of the testing site's closure quickly garnered backlash online, with many commenting that the location is one of the city's most accessible testing sites.Los Angeles County Public Health reported its highest-ever single day Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations on Tuesday, just one day after surpassing 400,000 total cases. The city went under a new stay-at-home order on Monday, as cases surge.In a tweet, Garcetti said Monday night that the Union Station testing site would reopen. He did not mention the film shoot.Read MoreWorking with...
    Getty A French feminist (L) of the "Ni Putes, Ni Soumises" (Neither Whores Nor Submissive - NPNS) movement with her face covered with fake blood arrives with other NPNS activists prior to simulate agressions on November 25, 2012. A mother and sister are credited for saving the life of their respective daughter and sister after her estranged boyfriend broke into a California home where his girlfriend was and attacked her. According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department on November 28, they responded to a domestic violence call at around 10 a.m. Saturday morning. When they arrived at the South Pasadena home they heard women screaming and found a broken window. Deputies went into the home through the broken window, according to a press release, and once inside they found a “white male suspect in his 40s stabbed and beaten.” South Pasadena Fire Department and efforts were made...
    The mother and sister of a woman whose estranged boyfriend broke into their Los Angeles County home and began strangling her managed to fend off the attacker by beating the man with golf clubs before ultimately stabbing him to death, authorities said. Officers with the South Pasadena Police Department responded to a domestic violence call Saturday in the 500 block of Five Oaks Drive to find a window had been shattered at the home. A woman could be heard screaming from inside, police said. Officers entered the home through the broken window and found a suspect described by police as a White male in his 40s stabbed and beaten. LAPD SEARCHING FOR 3 SEPARATE DRIVERS WHO HIT PEDESTRIAN AND LEFT HIM TO DIE  Officers administered aid before the South Pasadena Fire Department arrived and pronounced the man dead at the scene. He was later identified by the Los...
    A 40-year-old man was allegedly beaten with a golf club and stabbed to death by his estranged girlfriend's mother and sister after he tried to choke her.  South Pasadena officers responded to a home on Five Oaks Drive around 10am after receiving a call about a domestic violence incident.  When authorities arrived, they found a shattered front window and heard screaming coming from inside the home, where they found Justin Goss suffering from stab wounds. A 40-year-old man was allegedly beaten with a golf club and stabbed to death by his estranged girlfriend's mother and sister after he tried to choke her  Officers responded to a home on Five Oaks Drive around 10am after receiving a call about a domestic violence incident. When authorities arrived, they heard screaming coming from inside the home, where they found Justin Goss suffering from stab wounds According to NBC, Goss had broken...
    A man who broke into his ex-girlfriend’s California home and attacked her was killed by the woman’s mother and sister — who used golf clubs and a kitchen knife to defend her, police said. The man, identified as 40-year-old Justin Goss, hurled a large concrete paver through the front window of the South Pasadena home on Saturday and stepped inside, The Los Angeles Times reported. He then began choking and punching his ex in the face, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. That’s when the 37-year-old woman’s mom and adult sister jumped into action, stabbing Goss with the knife and beating him with the golf clubs. “They tried to pull him off, and it didn’t work; he was too strong. So they had to resort to using weapons,” Lt. Barry Hall told the Times. South Pasadena police officers found the home’s front window shattered and heard the...
    A man who broke into his ex-girlfriend’s California home and attacked her was killed by the woman’s mother and sister — who used golf clubs and a kitchen knife to defend her, police said. The man, identified as 40-year-old Justin Goss, hurled a large concrete paver through the front window of the South Pasadena home on Saturday and stepped inside, The Los Angeles Times reported. He then began choking and punching his ex in the face, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. That’s when the 37-year-old woman’s mom and adult sister jumped into action, stabbing Goss with the knife and beating him with the golf clubs. “They tried to pull him off, and it didn’t work; he was too strong. So they had to resort to using weapons,” Lt. Barry Hall told the Times. South Pasadena police officers found the home’s front window shattered and heard the woman’s...
    A man was killed when he was struck by three hit-and-run drivers in South Los Angeles on Sunday night, police said. The victim, identified as Jose Fuentes, 50, was first struck by a motorcyclist, then two vehicles as he tried to cross a street in the neighborhood of Florence, KABC reported. “Nobody stopped and helped out Mr. Fuentes as he lay there,” LAPD Detective Ryan Moreno said at a Tuesday press conference. Moreno said the motorcyclist, who appeared to have briefly lost control off his ride, could have tried to stop traffic, possibly preventing the next two collisions. “But he elected to get [back] on his motorcycle … and fled the scene,” Moreno said. By Wednesday, the drivers were still on the lam, according to police.
    A man was killed when he was struck by three hit-and-run drivers in South Los Angeles on Sunday night, police said. The victim, identified as Jose Fuentes, 50, was first struck by a motorcyclist, then two vehicles as he tried to cross a street in the neighborhood of Florence, KABC reported. “Nobody stopped and helped out Mr. Fuentes as he lay there,” LAPD Detective Ryan Moreno said at a Tuesday press conference. Moreno said the motorcyclist, who appeared to have briefly lost control off his ride, could have tried to stop traffic, possibly preventing the next two collisions. “But he elected to get [back] on his motorcycle … and fled the scene,” Moreno said. By Wednesday, the drivers were still on the lam, according to police. Filed under deaths ,  hit and run ,  los angeles ,  motorcycles ,  11/25/20
    A 50-YEAR-old father was mown down by three hit-and-run drivers who left him to die as he tried to cross the street in Los Angeles. On Sunday evening, Jose Fuentes was crossing the intersection of 78th Street and Central Avenue in Florence Sunday evening when he was hit by three separate vehicles. 10Jose Fuentes was left for dead after crossing the road in LACredit: KABC 10Police said he was left for dead lying in the streetCredit: LAPD 10After being struck by a motocyclist, Fuentes was hit again by a white sedanCredit: LAPD 10He was crossing the street when he was struck downCredit: LAPD All three of the drivers fled the scene as he lay dying on the street in California last weekend. Graphic footage of the fatal collisions were released by the Los Angeles Police Department in an appeal for information about the three drivers. "Nobody stopped...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A pomegranate tree planted this weekend in the East Hollywood Community Garden is the 200,000th tree planted by the Fruit Tree Project. (credit: CBS) The Fruit Tree Project, along with Vitafusion Gummy Vitamins and the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation, has been working since 2007 to plant 200,000 fruit trees throughout Los Angeles. The project’s goal is to ultimately generate 28 million pieces of fruit, 33 million pounds of oxygen and eliminate 40 million pounds of CO2 from the air. “We’re trying to get fruit trees into communities where they’re going to have the most benefit, some places like schools, native American reservations, and community gardens like this,” Lizzy Rainey of Fruit Tree Planting Foundation. “In a year that’s been so difficult, it seems even more poignant to get a tree in the ground that’s gonna give food to people, and a little more hope.” Just this...
    Los Angeles could lock down as soon as Sunday following a record-high number of coronavirus infections on Thursday, a county health official said.  A Sunday lockdown would bar any Thanksgiving gatherings this upcoming week. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended against travel and gathering on the holiday.  Los Angeles tallied a record 5,031 new coronavirus cases Thursday. L.A. County Health Officer Dr. Muntu Davis said the average number of cases over the past two days was 4,500. If cases average over 4,500 for five consecutive days, the county will issue a safer-at-home order as it did in the spring, shuttering all non-essential businesses and urging Angelenos to leave only for necessities or essential work. It also would include a countywide curfew of 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.  CALIFORNIA COUNTY TASK FORCE TO FINE RESIDENTS FOR MASK VIOLATIONS  Davis pointed out that cases rose 68% from Oct. 28 to Nov. 10. ...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The U.S. has the highest coronavirus death toll and case count of any country worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University.The number of Americans taken by coronavirus is equivalent to more than 11 times the number of Americans who died during the last flu season, according to the CDC; more than the entire population of Santa Clarita, according to Census data; and more than three sold out games at the Los Angeles Coliseum.Map not displaying correctly? Click here to open in a new window.In California, Imperial County, has been among the top 150 counties in the country experiencing high rates of death.In Los Angeles County, places like Little Armenia which as of Nov. 18 had a death rate nine times above the Los Angeles County death rate and Westlake which had a death rate four times higher than the Los Angeles County death rate have been particularly...
    There’s been a lot of anticipation leading up to tonight’s 2020 NBA Draft. Players, teams and fans have had to wait five months longer than usual thanks to COVID-19, but it’s finally here. There are lots of questions still left to be answered. Will the Timberwolves take Anthony Edwards or LaMelo Ball with the No. 1 overall pick? Will teams in the lottery stay put or will someone make a splashy trade to move up in the draft?  Want to know who your team picks? Sporting News is tracking every single pick by team in the 2020 NBA Draft. MORE NBA DRAFT: Top 60 big board | Mock draft Jump to draft picks by team: Atlanta Hawks draft picks Round Pick 1-6   2-50   Boston Celtics draft picks Round Pick 1-14   1-26   ...
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