Local News

'We Want Them Back To School Too': One-On-One With LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner As First Day Of School LoomsLos Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner says he is committed to keeping campuses closed until they get the green light from the state to reopen.
Apple Valley Mother Arrested On Murder, Manslaughter Charges In Deaths Of 2 Infant Daughters 3 Years ApartBoth victims were two-months-old when they died. One passed away in 2017, and the second died in March of 2020.
Statewide Flex Alert Issued As Heat Wave Begins; LA Activates Cooling CentersThe state’s Independent System Operator, or ISO, urged all Californians to conserve electricity from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday in anticipation of heavy demand due to residential air conditioning use.
Smoke Advisory Issued For Large Swath Of Southern California As Brush Fires Continue To Burn In Castaic, AzusaThe advisory will be in effect throughout the afternoon Friday, and could be extended if the fires continue to burn throughout the weekend.
Man Threatening To Jump From Bridge Shuts Down 710 Freeway In Pasadena Throughout The NightThe man was seen hanging over the Green Street bridge, between St. John Avenue and the freeway, just after midnight, Pasadena spokeswoman Lisa Derderian said.
Calif. Judges Vote To End Coronavirus Eviction Moratorium On Sept. 1The moratorium will end unless the California Legislature and Gov. Gavin Newsom reach a deal on extending it.
Evacuations Remain In Place As Stubborn Lake Fire Burns West Of PalmdaleMaking the firefight even more dangerous will be a scorching heat wave sweeping the region Friday afternoon and remaining through Monday.
Residents Allowed To Return To Their Homes As Firefighters Make Progress On Ranch Fire Near AzusaNo homes have been damaged so far. At last report, the Ranch Fire was 3,000 acres.
Authorities Searching For Suspected Arsonist Following 3 Small Fires In Newhall AreaAccording to fire officials, the first fire was reported Thursday at about 9:30 p.m. on Newhall Avenue and burned about an acre before being put out.
Ranch Fire Burns Thousands Of Acres, Threatens Homes In Azusa FoothillsA fast-moving brush fire in the San Gabriel mountains above Azusa burned hundreds of acres Thursday afternoon.
Woman Accused Of Killing Pregnant Woman In Anaheim Collision Charged With Second-Degree MurderA 40-year-old Garden Grove woman was charged Thursday with second-degree murder for a collision in Anaheim that killed a 23-year-old pregnant woman and left her baby fighting for her life.
Evacuation Orders Lifted As Fire Crews Battle 51-Acre Brush Fire In Cleveland National Forest Near CoronaBy 9:15 p.m., all evacuation orders were lifted as the fire grew to 51 acres and was 40% contained.

Entertainment

'Jackass' Star Steve-O Taken Down After Taping Himself To Hollywood BillboardImages posted on Twitter show firefighters gathering below the billboard, in the 1700 block of North Cahuenga Boulevard, preparing to remove him from the billboard and lower him back to the ground.
Actor Drake Bell Accused Of Abuse By Former Girlfriend Melissa Lingafelt While They Lived In Los FelizIn a TikTok video, Lingafelt – who goes by the stage name Jimi Ono on social media – said she was 16 years old when she began dating the “Drake & Josh” star. She shared her story over several pictures of her and Bell.
CBS Television Studios Teams With 21CP Solutions Advisory Group For Police, Legal DramasThe group of advisers will be comprised of former senior law enforcement officials, civil rights scholars, lawyers, academics, and community thought leaders in police reform and public safety.
Trini Lopez, 'If I Had a Hammer' and 'Lemon Tree' Singer, Dies At 83 From COVID-19Singer-guitarist Trini Lopez had lived in the Palm Springs area since the 1960s. A documentary about his life, "My Name Is Lopez," is reportedly near completion.
Up-And-Coming Filipino Rapper Ruby Ibarra Also A COVID-19 ResearcherThe 29-year-old Hayward resident is a scientist at a Bay Area biotech company, which is working on COVID-19 test kits, and developing a vaccine.
Antonio Banderas Forced To Celebrate 60th Birthday While Battling CoronavirusThe legendary Spanish actor took to social media to disclose the diagnosis, writing that he is feeling “relatively g00d, just a little more tired than usual.”

CBS World News

Mystery seeds from China are landing in Americans' mailboxesU.S. agriculture officials are warning residents not to plant or even touch the unsolicited seeds, which have now been found in all 50 states.
U.S. to withdraw 12,000 American troops from GermanyDefense Secretary Mark Esper said 5,600 troops would be redeployed to other NATO countries and 6,400 would return to the U.S.
Rome Opera has COVID-19 friendly opening night at ancient chariot racing siteAs early as 2,800 years ago, Romans would flock to the Circus Maximus to be entertained with chariot races. Now, the ancient site has been transformed into an outdoor venue for the Rome Opera House's summer season. Chris Livesay talks to soprano Rosa Feola about how Circus Maximus is the savior of Italian Opera.
Suspicious seeds sent from China found in Americans' mailboxes across several statesFederal authorities are on alert for suspicious foreign packages containing seeds, sent to dozens of Americans across the country. People in several states have claimed to receive unexpected deliveries from China containing the various unmarked seeds. The USDA has now put out a warning urging those who have received the packages not to open them.
U.S. charges ex-Twitter employees with spying for Saudi ArabiaFormerly facing 2 charges, the men now stand accused of 7 offenses related to alleged snooping on Twitter users critical of Saudi royals.
Europe grapples with coronavirus 2nd wave worriesAbout a month after travel restrictions were eased, COVID-19 cases are spiking in Spain and a few other places.