The Costa Mesa Police Department began a new operation against these thieves after Catalytic converters theft more than doubled between 2020-2021.
CBSNLA: The Rundown (Jan. 21 AM Edition)Here are the latest headlines in local news and weather. Updated twice daily.
Westwood Donut Shop Makes Special Rams Donuts Ahead Of Big Playoff Showdown With BucsPrimo's Donuts in Westwood are making a special Rams donut ahead of the team's big showdown with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday.
Rock Legend Meat Loaf Dies At Age 74The rock star musician and actor known to the world as Meat Loaf died Thursday at the age of 74.
World Premiere Of New Tupac Shakur Museum Experience Opens In LAThe world premiere of a new museum experience honoring and remembering rapper Tupac Shakur opens Friday in The Canvas at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles. Producer Arron Saxe speaks to CBS2 News This Morning about what visitors can expect.
VP Kamala Harris Visiting San Bernardino To Tout $600M In Wildfire Recovery Money For Calif.Vice President Kamala Harris will make a visit to San Bernardino Friday to announce hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding to California for wildfire recovery efforts.
Meat Loaf, Entertainer Known For 'I'd Do Anything For Love,' Countless Other Hits, Dies At 74The rock star musician and actor known to the world as Meat Loaf died Thursday at the age of 74.
Geoffrey Hull Pleads Guilty To Federal Wire Fraud ChargesGeoffrey Hull, exposed in a CBS2 News Investigation into a luxury car lease scam pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of wire fraud and faces a maximum of 20 years.
Dodgers Promote Brandon Gomes to General ManagerThe Dodgers promoted former MLB player Brandon Gomes to their general manager position. Gomes has been with the organization's front office since 2017, after his retirement from playing in 2016.
Stolen Motorcycle Suspect Killed In West Hills After Crashing Into Another VehicleA supposed stolen motorcycle suspect was fleeing from authorities on Thursday at speeds of up to 130 miles per hour when he crashed into another vehicle, launching himself into the air. He died at the scene, and the two vehicles in the other vehicle were transported to a nearby medical center with non-life-threatening injuries.
New Details Emerge In Vanessa Bryant's Lawsuit Against LA CountyAttorneys for Bryant claim that pictures of Kobe and Gianna's bodies were passed around on 28 LA County Sheriff's Department devices and others belonging to a dozen firefighters.
El Sereno Family Demands Justice After Fatal Shooting Of Son In CHP Officer-Involved ShootingThe family of Leo Chavez, the 24-year-old who was fatally shot by California Highway Patrol officers in September, is demanding justice after promises of an investigation have left them hanging for months.
Workers In Orange County Demand Right To Work From HomeWhile Omicron continues to spread in Orange County, employees from Orange County Social Services Agency are asking to work from home for at least two days during the week after their office had an outbreak of cases.
Look At This: The VineyardDesmond Shaw takes us to Tower Grove, also known as the Vineyard, which is likely the most expensive piece of Beverly Hills real estate, even though there's nothing on it.
3 Men Wanted For Assault On Father And Son Leaving Mrs. Robinson's Irish Pub In Toluca LakeKandiss Crone reports from Toluca Lake where authorities were seeking the public’s help to identify and capture three men police say attacked a father and his adult son as they left a pub in the Toluca Lake area last summer.
Jewish Leaders And Law Enforcement To Hold Press Conference After Attack In TexasThe announcement comes after a British man took four people hostage at a synagogue in Texas last Saturday. The hostages escaped but now local Jewish leaders are coming together with law enforcement to talk about ways to keep people safe.
Judge Reduces Bail For 22-Year-Old Accused Of Giving Lethal Fentanyl Dose To 20-Year-Old WomanA federal judge on Thursday ordered that bail be cut in half for a 22-year-old Riverside man accused of supplying a lethal dose of fentanyl to a young Temecula woman, likely enabling the defendant to be released from detention pending trial.
Judge Allows Bill Paxton's Family to Seek Punitive DamagesNearly five years after Bill Paxton's death, a Los Angeles County judge ruled the actor's family can seek punitive damages from Cedars Sinai Hospital.
Federal Court Rules Closing Gun Shops During Pandemic UnconstitutionalPolitical reporter Tom wait looks at a ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that said LA and Ventura Counties categorization of gun shops, as well as bars, restaurants, salons and other outlets, as nonessential, forcing them to shut their doors at the outset of the pandemic, was unconstitutional.
Gov. Newsom Helps Clean Up After Rail Thefts, Addresses New Task ForceGov. Gavin Newsom joined CalTrans workers to clean up a section of the tracks littered with thousands of discarded boxes and to announce a multi-agency task force, led by the California Highway Patrol, charged with cracking down on the massive amount of rail theft occurring in the city.
Omicron Surge Continues As Los Angeles County Reports Highest Death Toll Since March 2021COVID-19 numbers continue to surge across the Southland, as Los Angeles County reported 102 deaths due to COVID-19 on Thursday, the highest daily total since March 2021. However, some health experts indicate that despite this consistenly rising numbers, we may be reaching the end of this most recent surge.
People Making A Difference: A Place Called HomeAn act of kindness doesn't need to be huge to make a difference. For people that need help, the smallest deed can be life changing and sometimes life saving. Tonight's "People Making A Difference" looks at a local nonprofit teaching young people core values and helping them find their own voice.
CBS2 Investigates: Thieves Raid Catalytic Converters From 39 City Vehicles In North HollywoodInvestigative reporter David Goldstein reports on a Christmas weekend crime spree where thieves stole nearly 40 catalytic converters from vehicles at a city yard in North Hollywood, and it's not even the first time the city has been hit with similar crimes.
Blood Supply Crisis Continues As COVID-19 Scares Away DonorsDr. Brian Lee from Providence St. Joseph Hospital in Orange County calling on Southland residents to donate blood.
Gov. Newsom Vows To Crackdown On Rail TheftsGov. Gavin Newsom announced a multi-agency task force to crackdown on rail thefts.