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The suspects, pictured here, were identified as (L-R) Ibrahim Binhajjyahyaabdulmalik, 25, a resident of San Jose; Khalid Binhajjyahyaabdulmalik, 23, a resident of Gilroy; Abubakr Horrington, 32, a resident of Gilroy; Jerry Landers, 21, a resident of Gilroy; Ana Ceja, 20, a resident of San Jose.  (credit: Riverside County Sheriff's Department)

5 Accused Of Abducting Teen From Compton Allegedly For Prostitution

Five people were arrested in Moreno Valley on suspicion of abducting a teenager from Compton allegedly for prostitution.


Author Patricia Bunin's first kiss was with Elvis Presley when she was 13 in 1956. (credit: CBS)

On 36th Anniversary Of Elvis’ Death, Local Author Recalls Her 1st Kiss

Elvis Presley died 36 years ago Friday but for his legion of fans, he’s never really been gone.


Elisa Lam

Death Of Canadian Tourist Found In Hotel Water Tank Deemed Accident

The death of a 21-year-old Canadian tourist who was found in a downtown LA hotel’s rooftop water tank has been deemed an accidental drowning.


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Public’s Help Sought In Identifying Hotel Theft Suspects

Police asked for the public’s help Wednesday in identifying three commercial theft suspects who have been caught on tape hitting area hotels.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/22/2013

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Man, 28, Sexually Assaults, Robs Woman While Pretending To Be Cop

A 28-year-old man has been accused of sexually assaulting and robbing a woman at an El Segundo hotel, all while pretending to be a police officer conducting a prostitution “sting operation.”

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/21/2013

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Ex-Guests Sue Downtown Hotel Where Tourist’s Body Was Found In Water Tank

Two former guests sued a downtown Los Angeles hotel where the body of a Canadian tourist was found in a water tank on the roof.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/26/2013

People stand outside the Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles California February 20, 2013. The body of 21-year-old Canadian tourist Elisa Lam was found in a water tank on the roof of the hotel three weeks after she went missing, police said. The corpse was found February 19 after hotel guests complained of low water pressure. (Photo credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Water In LA Hotel Tank Deemed Safe After Do-Not-Drink Order

Authorities say a test of a downtown L.A. hotel water tank where a Canadian tourist’s body was found this week didn’t find any live bacteria that would cause illness.


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Body Found Inside Water Tank Atop Hotel Identified As Missing Canadian Tourist

The body of a woman in her twenties was discovered in a water tank on top of a downtown Los Angeles hotel Tuesday.


Elisa Lam, 21, was traveling alone when she was last seen on Jan. 26 at the Cecil Hotel on Main Street in downtown Los Angeles (courtesy LAPD)

LAPD Hoping New Video Will Lead To Missing Canadian Woman

The Los Angeles Police Department has released a new photo and video of a missing Canadian woman hoping it will lead to her being found.


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Beverly Hills Hotel Boycott Aimed At Alleged ‘State-Sponsored Homophobia’

Gay rights activists on Wednesday called for a boycott of the Beverly Hills Hotel, citing the hotel owner’s ties to alleged “state-sponsored homophobia.”



Meth Lab Blamed For Blast At San Diego Hotel

Three people were hospitalized on Wednesday after an explosion inside a room at a popular San Diego hotel.



LA County Mulls Ban On ‘Maternity Hotels’

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday was considering stronger regulations for so-called maternity hotels where women come from abroad to give birth.


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Woman Jumps From Anaheim Hotel Balcony To Escape Sexual Assault

A woman jumped from the second-floor balcony of an Anaheim hotel early Wednesday to flee from a man who allegedly sexually assaulted her.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/23/2013

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Holiday Dish Recipes, ‘CHILL’ Skating Rink From W Hotel

Executive Chef Dakota Weiss stopped by KCAL9 on Tuesday to showcase a few of the more popular dishes from the W Hotel in Westwood, along with the hotel’s signature holiday skating rink called “CHILL”.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/18/2012

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LA Council Approves Huge Overhaul Of Shopping Center Next To USC

The City Council unanimously approved a $1.1 billion proposal to overhaul an aging shopping center adjacent to the University of Southern California.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/11/2012