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Great White shark forces San Clemente waters closure, more sharks sighted

June 26, 2017 at 11:43 pm

Great White shark. File photo via Pixabay Five reported sightings of sharks in San Clemente Monday forced closure of the waters through the end of the day. The first sighting of an 8- to 9-foot Great White shark was made by lifeguards at the pier about 10:30 a.m., said Marine Safety Lt. Rod Mellott. Four […]

LA considers divesting millions from Wells Fargo bank over scandal, Dakota Access Pipeline

June 26, 2017 at 11:43 pm

Los Angeles City Hall. MyNewsLA.com photo by John Schreiber. A City Council committee Monday explored the idea of divesting Los Angeles’ funds from Wells Fargo over a fake accounts scandal and its support of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The city does the majority of its banking with Wells Fargo through 800 accounts and holds more […]

Uber Driver Accused Of Kidnapping, Raping Unconscioius Passenger In North Hollywood

June 26, 2017 at 11:42 pm

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Police Monday were looking for more possible victims of an Uber driver accused of sexually assaulting a woman he picked up in downtown Los Angeles. Alaric Spence, 46, was arrested late Friday and was being held on $1 million bail. Alaric Spence, 46, is accused of raping an unconscious passenger at a North […]

Evacuation alerts mistakenly sent cause confusion as 1,200-acre fire burns in Riverside County

June 26, 2017 at 11:41 pm

A car crash ignited a fire Monday in a remote Inland Empire canyon, and the blaze quickly spread to 1,200 acres, triggering evacuations. At 6:15 p.m., the fire was 0% contained as it burned in the dry hills between Beaumont and San Jacinto, about 80 miles east of Los Angeles, according to the Riverside County […]

Man Wanted For Raping Girl Outside Riverside Church

June 26, 2017 at 11:37 pm

RIVERSIDE (CBSLA.com) — Police Monday released a sketch of a man who kidnapped and raped a girl outside a Riverside church. On Sunday at about 2:30 p.m., officers responded to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 5900 Grand Avenue regarding a report of a kidnapping. The investigation determined that a man pulled a juvenile […]

LA County supes approve $30.1 billion budget for FY 2017-18

June 26, 2017 at 11:36 pm

Photo by John Schreiber. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Monday approved a $30.1 billion budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year, highlighting increased spending to fight homelessness. Supervisor Kathryn Barger said she was pleased about the allocation to the county’s “rainy day fund,” a reserve to manage unanticipated economic challenges. “CEO Sachi Hamai and […]

Temperatures start gradual decline, inching toward cooler weekend

June 26, 2017 at 11:36 pm

After a week of record-breaking heat, Southern California should get a bit of a break Tuesday – and cooler days lay ahead this weekend. Temperatures in Los Angeles – after hovering in the mid-upper 90s all weekend – should dip into the mid-80s today, according to the National Weather Service. Continue reading: RSS Feed from […]

Evacuations urged as 1,200-acre fire burns at ‘critical rate’ in Riverside County

June 26, 2017 at 11:36 pm

A car crash ignited a fire Monday in a remote Inland Empire canyon, and the blaze quickly spread to 1,200 acres, triggering evacuations. At 6:15 p.m., the fire was 0% contained as it burned in the dry hills between Beaumont and San Jacinto, about 80 miles east of Los Angeles, according to the Riverside… Continue […]

Bidding to build President Trump’s border wall? Better tell LA about it

June 26, 2017 at 11:36 pm

Councilman Gil Cedillo (above) introduced a motion requiring companies who contract with the City of Los Angeles to disclose if they submitted bids to build President Trump’s border wall. Photo by John Schreiber. Companies seeking contracts with Los Angeles would have to publicly disclose if they are also submitting bids to build President Donald Trump’s […]

100-year-old SoCal woman celebrates success of new heart valve procedure

June 26, 2017 at 11:36 pm

A Brentwood woman survived insurmountable odds to reach her 100th birthday. Continue reading: KABC-TV Los Angeles News, Weather & Traffic | Southern California News

Desperate Search Continues For Orange County Rapper Feared Drowned In Kern River

June 26, 2017 at 11:35 pm

SANTA ANA (CBSLA.com) — It’s been four days since Erica Zambada saw her boyfriend get swept down the Kern River. “The last time I could physically see him, his head was still up in the water and he was still fighting,” Zambada said. Zambada is staying at a motel near the Kern River while she […]

Desperate Search Continues For Orange County Rapper Feared Drowned In Kern River

June 26, 2017 at 11:34 pm

SANTA ANA (CBSLA.com) — It’s been four days since Erica Zambada saw her boyfriend get swept down the Kern River. “The last time I could physically see him, his head was still up in the water and he was still fighting,” Zambada said. Zambada is staying at a motel near the Kern River while she […]