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Police Warn of Increase in Crimes Involving Paintball Guns; Public’s Help Sought ID’ing Perpetrators

August 18, 2017 at 6:09 pm
Police are asking for the public’s help in providing information on individuals who may be behind a recent increase in crimes involving paintball guns in South Los Angeles. An image of a victim struck by paintballs is shown alongside compressed-air guns seized by authorities at a Los Angeles Police Department press conference on Aug. 18, ... More
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Traveler, USC’s mascot, comes under scrunity for having a name similar to Robert E. Lee’s horse

August 18, 2017 at 6:09 pm
When Richard Saukko galloped his chalk-white Arabian horse named Traveler around the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum almost 56 years ago, it was supposed to be a one-time stunt. Instead, the brief performance before USC kicked off its season against Georgia Tech turned into one of college football’s… More

Possible gang-related murder victim identified in Long Beach: Police hunt for mystery gunman

August 18, 2017 at 2:21 pm
Photo by Ken (Guns & Ammo 2 Uploaded by ShakataGaNai) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://ift.tt/o655VX)], via Wikimedia Commons Authorities Friday identified a man who was fatally shot in a possible gang-related attack in Long Beach and whose killer or killers remained at large. Joseph Patton Jr., 24, of Torrance died at a hospital, said Long Beach police Sgt. ... More

Coastal Marine Layer May Complicate Eclipse Viewing For SoCal Beaches

August 18, 2017 at 2:17 pm
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) — Southern California coastal residents may want to head inland to ensure a chance of seeing Monday’s eclipse. The National Weather Service says a persistent marine layer will continue to bring night-through-morning low clouds and fog along the coast and extending into valleys. The cause is the trough of low pressure that ... More

Bomb scare on bus prompts Wilshire Blvd closure in LA’s Carthay Circle

August 18, 2017 at 2:15 pm
Police said they found no evidence of an explosive after a bomb scare on a bus in the Carthay Circle area of Los Angeles prompted the closure of Wilshire Boulevard on Friday. More

Alcohol would legally be served until 4 a.m. at California bars under new proposal

August 18, 2017 at 2:15 pm
Bar patrons in California are accustomed to hearing "last call" announced shortly before 2 a.m., but that could change to 4 a.m. under a new proposal. More

Air getting cleaner at Los Angeles, Long Beach ports, reports show

August 18, 2017 at 8:54 am
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach reduced pollution while moving more cargo last year, according to new reports released this week. The annual pollution scorecard shows the ports continue to make steady progress in clearing up the air around the nation’s busiest seaport and largest stationary polluter in the region, but it’s proving ... More

California police killed 157 people last year — more than a third of them in L.A. County — report says

August 18, 2017 at 8:46 am
California’s attorney general says 157 people died during encounters with police in the state last year — and more than a third of those deaths occurred in L.A. County. A report released Thursday by state Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra marks the first time California has publicly released statewide statistics… More

Fireworks show off Torrance Beach back on for 2018, and here’s who you can thank

August 18, 2017 at 8:46 am
Pyrotechnic fans who missed the annual privately funded Fourth of July fireworks off Torrance Beach this year have a new reason to celebrate – the show is back on. And they have the owner of a Redondo Beach pizza shop to thank for it. Mike Russell, owner of Pedone’s Pizza in Riviera Village and a ... More

2 Men Killed in South L.A. Shooting

August 18, 2017 at 8:45 am
Detectives were investigating a fatal shooting Thursday in South Los Angeles that left two men dead, authorities said. The 1000 block of East 84th Place is shown in a Street View image from Google Maps. The shooting occurred about 1:30 p.m. in the 1000 block of East 84th Place in the Florence area, said Los ... More

Laguna Beach Installing Barriers To Protect Pedestrians Against Weaponized Cars

August 18, 2017 at 8:44 am
LAGUNA BEACH (CBSLA.com)   —  The street attack in Barcelona — following similar attacks here and abroad — show the need to protect pedestrians against weaponized cars and vehicles. CBS 2’s Michele Gile says Laguna Beach is doing just that.The city is putting up barricades to keep drivers from intentionally doing harm to pedestrians. This ... More