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FOX 11 Special Report: Firefighter and ultra runner Jerry Garcia
Jerry Garcia was just featured in HBO's Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel for his inspirational story.
13 minutes ago | Fox LA
Rep. Karen Bass discusses police reform talks ending with no deal in Congress
The bipartisan police reform talks in Congress ended with no deal. Rep. Karen Bass joins us to discuss the now-failed negotiations.
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1 hour ago | Fox LA
USC students start overdose awareness group
Illicit drug use on college campuses is hardly new… but when those drugs are laced with fentanyl, a little youthful experimentation can be fatal. Some USC students are taking it upon themselves to protect what they call the naïve drug users.
2 hours ago | NBC LA
Bill Would Change Maritime Liability Rules After Boat Fire
Federal lawmakers introduced legislation Wednesday that would change 19th century maritime liability rules in response to the 2019 boat fire off the coast of Southern California that killed 34 people.The bill would update the Limitation of Liability Act of 1851, under which boat owners can limit their liability to the value of the remains of the vessel. In the case of the Conception, the scuba diving boat where an inferno trapped 33 passengers and one crew member in the bunkroom below deck, the boat was a total loss.
2 hours ago | Fox LA
USC students tackling fentanyl crisis, providing students with testing strips
LOS ANGELES - Illicit drug use on college campuses is hardly new… but when those drugs are laced with fentanyl, a little youthful experimentation can be fatal.Some USC students took it upon themselves to protect what they call the ‘naïve drug user’.In 2019, nine USC students overdosed. A year later students created a non-profit aimed at educating and protecting students.Fentanyl testing strips are available for a penny on the USC delivery service Duffle.
2 hours ago | NBC LA
Mountain Lion Caught on Camera Clutching Possible Domestic Cat in Its Mouth
Christopher Smith and his wife, Anne, of Studio City, recently heard about a mountain lion, being spotted a mile away.But they'd never seen one."I thought, 'Wow, that's interesting,'" he said. "But never thought much of it."That's when social media accounts started circulating about a cougar on their street.He checked their security camera.And there it was — a big cat, strolling right across their driveway with a smaller animal, possibly a domestic cat, in its mouth.
2 hours ago | CBS LA
FDA Authorizes Pfizer COVID-19 Booster Shots For Seniors And Others At High Risk
The FDA granted emergency use authorization Wednesday for third doses of Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine for seniors and other high-risk groups.
2 hours ago | Fox LA
Powerball jackpot continues to grow
Californians are testing their luck as the jackpot stands at $490 million.
2 hours ago | Fox LA
LAUSD, teacher's union reach COVID labor agreement
The Los Angeles Unified School District and its teacher's union announced a tentative agreement Wednesday on extended safety protocols and learning support for students who must quarantine because of COVID-19 -- as well as a 5% pay raise and other financial boosts for educators.
2 hours ago | Fox LA
Celebrating Tommy Lasorda Day
Former Dodger fan-favorites, like Mike Scoscia and Eric Karros, made their way to Fullerton to celebrate their beloved former skipper.
2 hours ago | ABC 7 News
Trial opens in LA weight-loss doctor's alleged bogus billing scheme
LOS ANGELES (CNS) -- A prosecutor told a Los Angeles jury Wednesday that the operators of the now-defunct 1-800-GET-THIN ad campaign used fabricated sleep studies to convince insurance companies to pay out tens of millions of dollars for weight-loss surgery, but the defense countered that the defendants were innocent victims of a con man who routinely falsified test results. Former weight-loss doctor Julian Omidi, 53, of West Hollywood, and Dr. Mirali Zarrabi, 59, of Beverly Hills, face multiple federal counts alleging mail and wire fraud, false statements, money laundering and aggravated identity theft stemming from GET THIN's Lap-Band surgery and sleep study programs between May 2010 and March 2016. The Lap-Band weight-loss-surgery business was widely advertised on Southern California freeway billboards, radio and television, attracting people desperate to shed excess pounds. But before insurance companies would pre-approve the $100,000 surgery, prospective patients had to show they suffered from certain afflictions, including sleep apnea.
3 hours ago | ABC 7 News
Special needs student running for homecoming king in Lancaster
LANCASTER, Calif. (KABC) -- Special needs high school student Teldrick Albrecq is running for homecoming King at Lancaster High School and he feels great about his chances. Teldrick Albrecq says it feels good to run, as he holds one of the many posters he's plastered around the school running an aggressive campaign. His adoptive mother Kim Albrecq says she's just super proud and also so blessed to have the high school work with them like this. From elementary school to high school for Kim Albrecq and Teldrick, it's been a journey. Kim was Teldrick's teacher in elementary school. She fell in love with this inspiring young man becoming his foster parent before adopting him. Even nursing him back to health after he became deathly ill from a diabetic episode. With tears, Kim says life with her son has been a journey - a journey filled with blessings, a journey bringing Teldrick and his adoptive mother closer than ever.
3 hours ago | Fox LA
Armed robberies up 75% in trendy Melrose District; business owners call for action
LOS ANGELES - Crime along the world-famous Melrose Avenue is on the rise and so is the anxiety as shoppers and business owners fear the worst.New numbers from LAPD show that in the last year the Wilshire and nearby Hollywood divisions have seen about a 75% jump in robberies with guns."It’s never been this bad ever. We’ve been on Melrose for about 30 years. This change has been really violent and sporadic," said Krystal Thomas who owns Cosmo & Donato.
3 hours ago | CBS LA
Melvin Van Peebles, Iconic Actor, Writer & Director Dies At 89
Iconic actor, writer and director Melvin Van Peebles has died at 89 years old.
3 hours ago | CBS LA
Evacuations Lifted As Crews Get Handle On University Fire In San Bernardino
Evacuations were temporarily ordered for some residents Wednesday afternoon as a brush fire burned in San Bernardino.
3 hours ago | Fox LA
Crews contain brush fire in San Bernardino, evacuations lifted
Firefighters stopped the forward progress of a fast-moving brush fire that sparked Wednesday in San Bernardino.
3 hours ago | Fox LA
Crime in Melrose District rising, shoppers and business owners concerned
New numbers from LAPD show that in the last year the Wilshire and nearby Hollywood divisions have seen about a 75% jump in robberies with guns.
3 hours ago | NBC LA
One Tree at a Time: LA Cooling Underprivileged Urban Areas
The goal is to plant 90,000 trees across Los Angeles by the end of this year and increase the tree canopy in areas of greatest need 50% by 2028.It is part of Mayor Eric Garcetti's Green New Plan. It is an ambitious multi-pronged strategy to fight climate change.The city hired its first Forest Officer, Rachel Malarich, to oversee the process that involves non-profit organizations, universities, and volunteers.
4 hours ago | ABC 7 News
Jeffrey Fire: Crews battle blaze in Chatsworth
CHATSWORTH, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A brush fire erupted in Chatsworth, covering the surrounding area with thick smoke as firefighters battled the blaze Wednesday afternoon. The blaze, dubbed the Jeffrey Fire, erupted near 22560 West Jeffrey Mark Court around 4 p.m. The blaze has grown to about five acres. The fire erupted on a rocky terrain in light-to-medium brush. Aerial footage from AIR7 HD showed smoke from the fire blanketing nearby neighborhoods. The Los Angeles County Fire Department and LAFD both responded to the blaze.
4 hours ago | CBS LA
CBS NEWS CHIEF INVESTIGATIVE CORRESPONDENT JIM AXELROD DISCUSSES SIX MONTH INVESTIGATION
In a new investigation, CBS News Chief Investigative Correspondent Jim Axelrod found that, since 2015, despite receiving over 50,000 complaints against doctors, just 201 licenses were revoked.
4 hours ago | Fox LA
LA County provides list of acceptable vaccine records for entry to indoor events over 1,000 people
LOS ANGELES - A new Los Angeles County Health Officer Order issued Friday will require proof of vaccination for all customers and employees at indoor bars, breweries, nightclubs, wineries and distilleries. All patrons and employees will need at least one dose of vaccine by Oct. 7, and a second dose by Nov. 4. The order will recommend, but not require, vaccinations for people at indoor restaurants.The new order will also require all attendees and employees at outdoor mega-events with 10,000 people or more to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within 72 hours. That requirement, which will take effect Oct. 7, will affect all major outdoor sporting events, and will also impact large theme parks, such as Universal Studios Hollywood and Six Flags Magic Mountain.
4 hours ago | ABC 7 News
Race driver Pato O'Ward turning passion into his legacy
LONG BEACH (KABC) -- Mexican racing driver Pato O'Ward is just days away from accomplishing something no other fellow countryman ever has - becoming an Indy Car series champion! With two wins on the season, the 22 year-old enters this weekend's Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach second in the overall championship... the season title within reach! He says his love for the sport started at an early age. "I remember it like it was yesterday, watching cars go around... I got goosebumps I was like, man I wanna do this, this is cool," said O'Ward. "And I never looked back since." Recently, O'Ward was in Los Angeles, exchanging jerseys with star LAFC forward Carlos Vela. Both hugely successful Mexican sporting stars... inspiring the next generation! "You feel that, you feel like you have a country behind you," said O'Ward. "I feel like I'm not quite there yet. I'm definitely growing but not quite there yet, but I hope that winning and continuously being a contender hopefully gets me there. I can bring them a lot of joy and make them proud."
4 hours ago | ABC 7 News
Carson: Overturned big rig lands on car, covers it with sawdust
CARSON, Calif. (KABC) -- Two people were rescued after a big rig trailer overturned and landed on their sedan, which caused the big rig's load of mulch and sawdust to completely cover the vehicle in Carson Wednesday afternoon. The two peopled pulled from the sedan had no visible injuries, but one of the victims was transported to a hospital for further evaluation, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The driver of the big rig was also uninjured. The incident happened around 2:15 p.m. near the transition road from the southbound 110 Freeway onto the eastbound 91. The area was shut down as a crews worked to clean the area.
4 hours ago | ABC 7 News
Create colorful memories
BURBANK, Calif. -- There's a new place in town to unleash your inner creativity, and its called . Picturistik is a collaboratively-produced art experience by local SoCal artists. There's a picture-perfect spot in every corner. "Me and my husband created Picturistik for other artists, like myself, or art lovers," says Sirce Jasso, Creative Director. "You're expected to see difference sceneries in each room because I wanted to create different emotions in every room." With a passion for creating space for local artists to have a canvas, Sirce Jasso hopes to inspire artists, creators, and visitors that their dreams can come true, too. "I want them to feel like if this Latina girl did it, then why cant I do it?" From the cloud room to the gold room and the garden room, guests can find themselves in a new surrounding every few steps. Each are just as "
5 hours ago | Fox LA
Newsom declares California a 'reproductive freedom state'; signs privacy laws for abortion patients
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Gov. Gavin Newsom signed two laws on Wednesday that aim to protect the privacy of abortion providers and their patients, declaring California to be a "reproductive freedom state" in contrast to Texas and its efforts to limit the procedure.One law makes it a crime to film people within 100 feet (30 meters) of an abortion clinic for the purpose of intimidation -- a law abortion rights groups believe to be the first of its kind in the country. The other law makes it easier for people on their parents' insurance plans to keep sensitive medical information secret, including abortions.
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