<![CDATA[NBC Southern California - Southern California News]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC4_40x125.png NBC Southern California http://www.nbclosangeles.comen-usTue, 22 Aug 2017 19:32:39 -0700Tue, 22 Aug 2017 19:32:39 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Rise in Hate Group Violence]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:51:10 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Rise_in_Hate_Group_Violence.jpg

From Charlottesville to Boston, so called hate groups are making their voices heard. Many of these groups have ties to Southern California. Lolita Lopez reports for the NBC4 News at 6 on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017.

<![CDATA[Car Veers Off Freeway, Crashes Into Homeless Encampment]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:58:56 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/car+vs+encampment+photo.JPG

A car careened off the 605 Freeway and crashed into a homeless encampment Tuesday afternoon.

The Los Angeles Count Fire Department and California Highway Patrol responded to the scene, where at least five people were injured.

This is a developing story. Please refresh this page for updates.

Photo Credit: KNBC-TV]]>
<![CDATA[Car Owner Attacks Tow Truck Driver Trying to Repo Vehicle]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:30:35 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/229*120/170822-tow-truck-driver.JPG

Cellphone video of a car repossession gone wrong is now going viral.

The video -- shot by Brittany McDonald and James Harris -- has been shared more than 20,000 times on Facebook since it was posted Monday.

The couple was driving on Santa Fe Avenue near Artesia Boulevard in Compton Monday around 10 a.m. when they spotted the wild scene playing out.

Investigators with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department say a repo man was driving a tow truck. He was trying to repossess a vehicle that had been left parked on the street due to non-payment.

That's when the trouble began. The registered owner came out and began yelling at him. When the tow truck driver tried to get away, the owner of the car jumped onto the truck to try and stop him.

"I just looked in the rear view mirror and saw black smoke and a guy rolling on the street. ... I didn't know what was going on," McDonald said.

Harris said it looked like the man was trying to unhook the car from the tow truck, but the driver kept going.

"He flipped off and chased him two or three blocks and somebody must have given him a ride and caught up to him," Harris said.

The owner of the car was holding a crowbar and smashed the rear window of the tow truck while the truck driver tried to escape, according to investigators. Sparks were flying from the vehicle as it was dragged for more than 10 minutes through the streets of Compton.

"A blessing nobody did get hit.. cars had to swerve and the car was spinning and people ran into trash cans parked on the side of the road. It was crazy. We were following, the tires actually came off ... we ran over tires as we recorded the video ... it was a sight to see," McDonald said.

Video shows sheriff's deputies finally pull over the tow truck and question both men. Both men were released after being questioned, but authorities are considering vandalism and other charges against the owner of the car.

Photo Credit: Brittany McDonald ]]>
<![CDATA[$250K Reward Announced for Missing Glendale Woman]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:20:11 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/elaine+park.jpg

Relatives and friends of a Glendale woman who disappeared in January reached out to the public for information Tuesday and announced a $250,000 reward for tips that help locate her.

Elaine Park, 20, was last seen around 6 a.m. Jan. 28 when she left the home of her on-again, off-again boyfriend in Calabasas. On March 2, Park's 2015 Honda Civic was found on Pacific Coast Highway near Corral Canyon in the Malibu area, with the keys in the ignition and her belongings still inside, including a phone, computer and cash, according to her family.

"Until now, we have not directly reached out to the public for support," Park's mother, Susan, told reporters, calling her daughter's disappearance an "unimaginable" mystery.

"How can someone just disappear without a trace?" she asked.

Glendale police said earlier this year they questioned Park's boyfriend, who was "completely cooperative." Police searched the area near Park's car with the help of bloodhounds, but found nothing.

With the case going cold, Park's family hired a private investigator, who told reporters Tuesday that new leads have been developed that suggest foul play and that have "taken the case back to very active status."

"As we've cast a wide net, we've conducted a number of searches both in the Santa Monica Mountains and the Angeles National Forest," investigator Jayden Brant said. "Unfortunately at this time, again, we are appealing to the public to fill in some of the gaps on the information that we do have. But this is very much an active investigation."

The family is offering a $250,000 reward for information leading to Park, but it will only be on the table until Sept. 15, a restriction imposed by the unnamed donors who are offering the money.

"Elaine's 21st birthday is Sept. 24," Susan Park said. "I am pleading for the public's help. All we want to do is to find Elaine, nothing else."

Park is Korean-American, 5-feet-6, about 125 pounds, with brown eyes, long brown hair with blonde tips, and often wears heavy makeup. She has a cow skull tattoo on her upper left arm and another tattoo on her lower left arm.

The family asked anyone with information to call a tip line at (800) 551- 3080, or visit the website www.elainepark.tips.

Photo Credit: Glendale Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Battle of Bra Brews at Beaumont High School]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:46:04 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/8-22-17-Beaumont-Student.JPG

A controversy in the Inland Empire has turned into a firestorm on social media.

It involves a high school student who didn't wear a bra to school and claims her vice principal embarrassed her because of it.

"One of the vice principals asked me if I could put a jacket on," said Remy Altuna, a student at Beaumont High School. "I asked her, 'Why, was my outfit inappropriate?'"

Remy claims no one said a single word about her outfit until she went to the front office.

Remy says what bothered her most is what she claims the vice principal said next.

"She didn't want people to assume bad things about me or to say hurtful things based on my outfit," she said. "Hearing that really upset me."

Remy says she didn't wear a bra because the straps would have shown and that would violate the school dress code.

She then posted pictures of her outfit on Twitter and asked people what they thought. Her mom says there were positive responses. But also some disturbing negative comments.

"It's actually shocking and I had to stop looking at it," said Regan Sandborn, a mother.

Regan Sandborn says her daughters top was a little low cut, but she also doesn't believe the vice principal approached Remy the right way.

School administrators showed NBC4 where low cut tops are not allowed in the school dress code. They also released a statement saying that enforcing the dress code is not a perfect process.

Remy is hoping that changes.

"Hopefully from all of this exposure the school board will work with us to find some policies that are more fair to all of us," Remy said.

Photo Credit: KNBC]]>
<![CDATA[Auto Club Speedway: Drive Your Own Car]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:52:27 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/autoclubIMG_1381.jpg

There are a number of interesting locations that, at first, second, and even fifteenth glance, seem as though they may forever be off-limits to us, if we don't arrive with the right skills or training.

Diving a deep ocean trench qualifies here, as does pitching in a major stadium. As for driving an automobile around a celebrated oval, the kind of track that regularly sees amazing speeds and top-notch racecar drivers?

That's another such "it'll never happen" place in many minds. Big sigh.

But at the Auto Club Speedway, in Fontana, being able to access a storied location actually does happen for many fans, and it comes with a beautiful purpose: Supporting "... a program that encourages reading excellence from Southern California elementary school children..." as well helping school libraries with grants.

That program is Lefty's Reading Challenge, the beneficiary, via the Auto Club Speedway Foundation, of Lefty's Track Day, which shall vroom again on Thursday, Aug. 24.

But that's not the only thing vrooming at the Auto Club Speedway: People, as in fans and drivers who don't usually participate in auto races, will be out driving their own cars on the 2-mile oval.

How to join? Make a $15 donation, then keep an eye on the Official Toyota Camry Pace Car, which will keep everyone's roll steady and not overly speedy. If you show with a kid's book to donate — it should be new or only lightly loved — you'll receive a discount on that lap fee.

You won't go too fast in your car, which is understandable, but if you do want to experience some velocity, pay $20 and hop into the pace car for a ride that'll zoom up to 100 miles per hour.

Food-purchasing spots and family-oriented activities fill out the afternoon-to-evening party. The hours? It all happens from 4 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 24.

Lefty, of course, is the headlights-sporting mascot of the Auto Club Speedway Kids Club.

Will you be lucky enough to have a Lefty sighting after you take your wheels for a spin on the track? Keep those peepers peeled and be ready to find the Fontana-fun celebrity.

Photo Credit: Joann DeLeoz Young]]>
<![CDATA[Trump Rally in Arizona Raises Concerns of Clashes]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 19:28:49 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/trump+arizona+rally+effigies+thumbnail.jpg President Donald Trump will hold a rally Tuesday in Arizona, and officials there are concerned that tensions may run high between supporters and opponents of the president.

Photo Credit: Mekahlo Medina]]>
<![CDATA[Yosemite Ski Fun: Early Bird Pass]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:33:34 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/yosemiteC_TC_1796_20080211.jpg

EARLY BIRD SEASON PASS: Travelers may have flocked to Yosemite National Park in recent days all to look up, while wearing the appropriate solar filter glasses, in the general direction of our nearest star. A star, you may have heard, that had a "visitor" of sorts when the moon passed in front of it, at least from our terrestrial viewpoint. (No, the moon didn't actually visit the sun, though if someone would like to turn that into a kid's book, that would be mighty cute.) Fairly soon, though, Yosemite fans will be looking up to see something quite different in the destination, and something that's notably colder than the sun: snowflakes. The cold, frosty stuff does fall in the spectacular national park, which makes getting a little schussing in, and some rad boarding, a fine pursuit come the iciest stretch of the year. If you're hoping to spend some quality, wind-rushing, woohoo-ing time at Yosemite Ski & Snowboard Area, take note that the Early Bird Season Pass is on sale, oh yes siree. But the sale wraps on...

FRIDAY, SEPT. 1, 2017, so you won't want to wait on those first snowflakes to fall to purchase your Early Bird Season Pass. Now check out this astounding number: You'll "(s)ave over $350" if you act like the early bird and buy your pass now at $99. Regular price? It's $461. That deserves a mitten wave, or a ski twirl, or something as celebratory, because deals don't arrive much sweeter, regardless of their category. That $99 price, by the by, is good for all age groups, except for kids age 6 or under, who can join in for free (yes, they'll need to be with a paying adult). Details? Ski this way. Looking up at Yosemite? It doesn't only happen during eclipses. Snowflakes turn our chins skyward, too, and waterfalls, and Half Dome, and El Capitan...

Photo Credit: Yosemite Hospitality]]>
<![CDATA[Cal State LA Receives $16.6M Dental Health Promotion Grant]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 11:31:16 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/89c83908557d4f359aa79f2ffa3b4332.jpg

Cal State Los Angeles was awarded a $16.6 million grant Tuesday from the California Department of Health Care Services to promote dental health among low-income children and young adults.

The university was one of 15 recipients of Local Dental Pilot Project funding, which is part of the Medi-Cal 2020 Dental Transformation Initiative that aims to help those enrolled in Denti-Cal, which provides dental services under Medi-Cal to about 6 million children in California.

"This grant recognizes our long history of service and engagement in underserved communities," Cal State L.A. President William A. Covino said. "With this grant, we will be able to assist children who desperately need dental care. We're grateful for the opportunity to serve in new ways."

The four-year grant is believed to be the largest in the university's history.

"Oral health is directly connected with overall health status and well-being across the lifespan," said CSULA professor Rita Ledesma, who is a principal investigator on the grant.

"Oral health can affect academic achievement, self-esteem, relationships, income and quality of life,'' she said. "The grant provides a unique opportunity to build partnerships with community-based organizations and deliver oral health screening, oral health education and supplemental services to address dental health disparities that children and families experience in our community."

CSULA officials said the project will implement educational and intervention strategies for children and young adults in the Los Angeles region and include health screenings. It will also focus on continuity of care and interdisciplinary training of students, agency staff and community members.

The project will also develop outreach to families who have children with special needs, and American Indian and Alaska native families. CSULA will team with USC and Children's Hospital Los Angeles as partners in reaching out to families with children with special needs.

"We look forward to joining with USC to carry out this important work," said Jose A. Gomez, Cal State L.A.'s executive vice president. "The knowledge and expertise of our two institutions will serve Los Angeles well."

<![CDATA[Emaciated Whale Swims in Shallow Waters Off SoCal Coast]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 10:20:49 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/8-21-17-Whale.JPG

Spectators call him Bay Boy because he keeps going from bay to bay.

A baby gray whale up to 20-feet long was spotted in the bay in Long Beach on Monday before making an appearance Tuesday to the south off Seal Beach.

The male has been working its way up the West Coast after it was somehow separated from its mother. It wowed spectators since first being spotted in Baja California a few weeks ago, then in Dana Point, Newport Beach Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro.

Over the weekend it showed up at the Long Beach oceanfront, a popular swimming area. It swam around in the channel all day.

On Tuesday morning, Capt. Scott Dixon, of the Long Beach Fire Department, said the agency received reports that the whale might have been seen off Seal Beach. There were no sightings in Long Beach since Monday night, but Mike Bolin, marine safety officer for the city of Seal Beach, said the whale was seen Tuesday morning in about 4 to 5 feet of water near the seaside Orange County community.

Swimmers and boaters were asked to stay clear of the area. 

Oscar Butao was swimming when the whale, with a big hump and barnacles came up from where he had just been.

"Crazy! Amazing. I'm like, 'why is there a whale here?'" he said.

Peter Wellerstein, director of the Marine Animal Rescue project in Los Angeles County, said the whale is emaciated, very skinny and the ribs are showing.

"It's not in good shape," he said. "There is not much we can do but try to herd it out or get it going in the right direction, but we don't want to be too invasive with it."

<![CDATA[Back to School 1861 in Columbia]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:26:16 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ColumbiaStateHistoricPark_Pano+%281%29.jpg

GOLD RUSH COUNTRY... can yield many pleasures, from offbeat photo-taking opportunities to fine dining to natural wonders to wine tasting rooms to train rides that zip riders straight into the past. And while those low, rolling hills the run along one of the Golden State's most golden stretches are plum-full of gems, only a couple of spots can rightfully claim the coveted title Most Time Machine-Like. Columbia State Historic Park, which may be found "... in the heart of the California Mother Lode," could easily wear that sash and crown, for it summons the traditions of the mid-19th century like few places can and do. Yep, there's a stagecoach, and buildings that have that 1850-esque sepia-tone vibe, and a host of places to soak in what life was like when shiny, glittery rocks caught many an eye and fervent fancy. But it wasn't all gold, all the time back in the day, of course. Other important goals held sway, from education to industry to art, and...

COLUMBIA CELEBRATES ITS HISTORY... in myriad ways. You can peek back at the schoolroom of a way-back era at Back to School 1861, a special happening on Saturday, Sept. 16. Games, instruction, hand-cranked ice cream, and more goings-on will flourish during the free afternoon-long event. And as for fiddles and banjos? Tunes shall twang on the final day of September 2017. There are ghost tours, too, ahead, and happenings involving mysteries, so it is correct to say that Columbia has something to offer visitors on several different counts. As far as just strolling an old street, one that appears to be straight from the time of the Gold Rush, and admiring locals in period clothing? If that's all you're looking for, well, by George, you'll find it at the town-big landmark, an atmospheric destination that holds fast to the past.

Photo Credit: Visit California/Myles McGuinness]]>
<![CDATA[TV Costumes: Free FIDM Exhibit Opens]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:30:18 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/fidmstrangerH081817A-0186A.JPG Exquisitely crafted outfits from "Stranger Things," "Insecure," "The Crown," "Big Little Lies," and "The Handmaid's Tale" go on display downtown.

Photo Credit: ABImages]]>
<![CDATA[Senate Bill Could Allow Cities to Extend Last Call]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 19:05:17 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Proposal_to_Extend_Last_Call.jpg

A new bill making its way through the state legislature could allow bars and clubs across California to stay open until 4 a.m.

Currently, bars are required by law to close down at 2 a.m.

The legislation, known as the "LOCAL Act," or Let Our Communities Adjust Late Night, would allow local governments to extend alcohol service hours to a time between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. with the authorization of the state Department of Alcohol Beverage Control.

If passed, cities would not be required to extend hours for serving alcohol.

Proponents say the bill would bring more money to local cities and help small businesses like late-night cafes. They also say the bill will bring Californian cities closer to other cities that offer nightlife for residents like New York City and Washington, D.C.

The bill is authored by State Sen. Scott Wiener, (D-11th District), representing San Francisco. One of the co-sponsors of the bill is State Senator Joel Anderson (R – 38th District) who represents El Cajon.

In San Diego, a change in last call could create a different atmosphere in the Gaslamp Quarter.

Groups opposed to the bill will meet Tuesday to speak out against the proposed legislation.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and the California Alcohol Policy Alliance say keeping the bars open until 4 a.m. will impose more alcohol-related issues for law enforcement. They believe extending the hours of alcohol service would require more law enforcement patrolling the city.

Communities interested in extending their hours must develop a plan identifying the affected areas and obtain a law enforcement assessment of the public safety impact. In addition, they must demonstrate support from local residents and businesses, as well as the availability of transportation.

The proposal does not apply to liquor stores, and individual businesses would still need to apply to the ABC for an extended hours license.

The legislation is backed by a coalition of business and hospitality groups including the California Restaurant Association, the Golden Gate Restaurant Association, the California Music and Culture Association, the California Hotel and Lodging Association, the Hotel Council SF, San Francisco Travel and the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce.

Cities that allow alcohol service beyond 2 a.m. include Chicago, Washington, D.C., New York City, Buffalo, Las Vegas, Louisville, Atlanta, Miami Beach and New Orleans.

<![CDATA[Southern California Crimes Caught on Camera]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 08:37:11 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/pico+union+bicyclist.jpg A collection of images reveal caught-on-camera crimes across Southern California.

Photo Credit: Los Angeles Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Save the Kittens: Foster Weekend]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 09:26:02 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/SavetheKittens221.jpg

While adoption remain a central and positive force in the world of pairing pets and the people who fall in love with them, there's another important chapter in the wider, wonderful story: Those who choose to foster a kitten, or dog, or bird, while a dedicated group of humans work to find that beastie's future, and permanent, address.

Forever-home-ing, as a pursuit, takes a lot of work, of course, as rescue groups and shelter staffers know. But animals still need attention, and love, and daily TLC, and bowls of food on the regular, while they await that permanent address, and a foster human provides just that.

Have you been pondering this "...fun, temporary commitment that makes a huge lifesaving impact at our city shelters"? Los Angeles Animal Shelters, Stray Cat Alliance, and Best Friends Animal Society of Los Angeles want to do what they can to assist making this good-hearted dream come true for you.

Dreams need firm dates, as far as action-starting is concerned, and this dream's appointment is just ahead: Saturday, Aug. 26 and Sunday, Aug. 27 is Save the Kittens Foster Walk-in Weekend at the three organizations listed above.

Been hoping for a clear first step in the fostering process? LA Animal Services will be open both days, at all six locations, while the Stray Cat Alliance is hosting its foster event on Saturday afternoon from 2 to 5 o'clock.

For Best Friends? You'll want to start by following the instructions on this page.

"This is a great way to become a big hero to a tiny soul," states animal-amazing organization NKLA, and anyone who has ever befriended something four-footed knows this statement sums up that fabulous feeling very well.

Is this the fall that you finally foster a sweet feline? Find the next "tiny soul" you help by beginning here.

Photo Credit: Lori Fusaro/Save the Kittens]]>
<![CDATA[2017 Southern California Images in the News]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 08:02:24 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/AP_17233649290704.jpg Take a look at some of the images in the news in Southern California during 2017.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Time-Lapse Shows Solar Eclipse Over LA]]> Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:41:33 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/eclipseimage.jpg

A time-lapse video shows the solar eclipse as seen in Los Angeles, Calif.

<![CDATA[LA County Sheriff's Sergeant Accused of Fondling Deputy]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 06:23:26 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*128/LAgenerics+Los+Angeles+County+Sheriff%27s+badge.jpg

A Los Angeles County sheriff's sergeant is accused of fondling a deputy he supervised and forcing her to provide sexual favors in their workplace in exchange for his approving her time-off requests, it was reported Tuesday.

Sgt. Michael John Spina was arrested Aug. 9 and charged with two counts of sexual battery and one count each of false imprisonment and indecent exposure tied to his actions with the female employee, the Los Angeles Times reported, citing a district attorney's memorandum. He was placed on administrative leave Wednesday.

Spina, 37, was working at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in July 2016 when he ordered a female deputy into his office and locked the door, telling her she "owed" him for giving her a day off, according to the document written by Deputy District Attorney Sean Hassett and cited by The Times.

Spina touched the woman's breast over her shirt while watching a pornographic video and masturbating, the memo says. The woman said that five months prior, Spina demanded similar treatment, and she complied out of fear that her day off would not be approved.

Spina is also accused of inappropriately touching the deputy in June 2016 and asking if he could perform a sexual act on her, to which she repeatedly said "no."

The case, first reported by the website Witness LA, was investigated by the Sheriffs Department's internal criminal investigations bureau, which referred the matter to the district attorney's Justice System Integrity Division, which handles alleged crimes by law enforcement officials, The Times reported.

The charges, however, are being prosecuted by the Los Angeles city attorney's office -- not the District attorney's Office -- because they're misdemeanors

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Hit-and-Run Driver Strikes Three Parked Vehicles in Reseda]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 05:29:58 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/200*120/hit+and+run+in+reseda.jpg

Several vehicles were damaged on Tuesday after a hit-and-run driver struck three parked cars in Reseda.

Authorities responded to the crash in the 19000 block of Vanowen Street, according to the Los Angeles Police Department Valley Traffic Division.

Two people were seen fleeing the area on foot then getting into another car to leave the scene.

One resident whose car was struck during the hit-and-run said he saw the driver get into another vehicle.

"She crashed, so her friend in a Range Rover tried to make a U-turn and hit the van," witness Chris Lopez said. 

Lopez said he was certain the driver of the Range Rover was friends with the driver responsible for the crash because they drove off together.

The driver believed to be responsible for the crash is described as a woman wearing a black shirt and jeans. Officials suspect she may have leg injuries.

She was driving a black BMW when the crash occurred. 

No other injuries have been reported.

Officials are investigating the hit-and-run.

Photo Credit: KNBC-TV]]>
<![CDATA[Car Slams Into Backyard After Crash on 101 Freeway]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 05:34:15 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/200*120/reseda+hit+and+run+8+22.jpg

A vehicle slammed into the backyard of an East Hollywood home late Monday after it crashed with another car on the southbound 101 Freeway.

The crash was reported at approximately 11:15 p.m. near the Vermont exit, according to Los Angeles California Highway Patrol.

One woman was transported to a local hospital for injuries while four additional victims were treated and released at the scene.

The house whose yard the vehicle landed in received minimal damage.

Officials are investigating the crash.

Photo Credit: OnScene.TV]]>
<![CDATA[Armed Robbers Tie Victims With Duct Tape in Seal Beach Home ]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 06:08:16 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/200*120/home+invasion+robbery+seal+beach.jpg

Three Seal Beach residents were subject to a home invasion after two robbers broke into their home Monday, according to the City of Seal Beach Police Department.

The occupants were tied up as the thieves ransacked the residence around 4 p.m., threatening them by claiming to have a firearm. They took off with a safe worth an unknown amount and fled the scene in an unknown direction, according to officials.

Authorities said the robbery happened on the 1100 block of Seal Way.

"That was the scariest thing I ever experienced," victim Eli Purten said. "I just ran down the boardwalk as fast as I could with duct tape on my arms and head."

The victims were bound by duct tape before the robbers began to rummage through their home.

"He started around my eyes so I couldn't see anything and then went around my arms," Purten said.

As one of the robbers made their way inside, Purten began to scream for help.

"He's like, 'If you ever scream like that again, I'll put a bullet through your head,'" Purten said.

Aside from taking the safe, the thieves also took the victims' IDs. They threatened to attack the victims' loved ones if they called the police.

Officals said one of the robbers is estimated to be 5-foot-11-inches tall and was wearing a white shirt with a backwards hat.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact Detective Jeff Gibson at 562-799-4100 extension 1109.

Photo Credit: KNBC-TV]]>
<![CDATA[Amber Alert Issued After Fatal Shooting, Child Abduction]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:00:05 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/amber-alert-daniel-morozov-konstantin-morozov.jpg

Authorities in Santa Barbara County have located an SUV believed to have been driven by a man who abducted a missing 9-year-old boy after a fatal shooting.

The Amber Alert was initially issued just after midnight for a 2015 blue Volkswagen Golf hatchback, but that car was found Tuesday in Santa Maria. Authorities said at about midday that they boy and 48-year-old man were likely in a black 2017 Jeep Cherokee with license plate 7XZK698. That SUV was found abandoned in the 200 block of Lee Drive in Santa Barbara, said Sgt. Todd Johnson of the Santa Barbara Police Department.

The boy and his abductor are still missing.

The search began after authorities responded to a shooting at the 200 block of North College Drive and found a victim at the scene. They believe the shooter behind the homicide also is responsible for the abduction.

Details about the shooting death were not immediately available.

Authorities identified Konstantin Morozov, 48, as a person of interest in the case. He is described as 6-feet tall, 180 pounds and with brown hair and brown eyes.

Morozov is considered armed and dangerous.

The boy was identified as 9-year-old Daniel Morozov, according to Ventura California Highway Patrol. He is described as 4-foot-5-inches tall, 90 pounds with has brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing blue jeans.

The relationship between the child and abductor is not clear.

Authorities advise anyone who sees the individuals to not approach them, but call officials instead. Authorities said they believe Morozov is a flight risk, so international airports and border crossings were advised of the alert. 

Anyone who has seen the vehicle or has more information on the abduction is urged to call the Santa Maria Police Department at 805-928-3781 extension 2277.

This is a developing story. Please refresh for details. 

Photo Credit: California Highway Patrol
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<![CDATA[Two Intoxicated Women Attack Uber Driver, Damage Car]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 06:13:59 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/215*120/uber-passenger-arrest.JPG

Two women were arrested for attacking an Uber driver and vandalizing his car on Aug. 19, an attack that was caught on video by several people.

According to the driver, Travis Cole, the two women were intoxicated and one of the passengers began to vomit just moments after getting in.

Cole pulled into the nearest parking lot and asked the women to get out. After growing aggitated, they began attacking the driver and hitting his car with their fists, pulling off his door's handle and breaking his side mirror.

Cole drove away and was able to call 911. Once Cole left, the women, who police identified as sisters, began attacking nearby vehicles and people.

"They start raging through the parking lot, striking other vehicles," Cole said.

A good Samaritan was able to wrestle one of the suspects until authorities arrived. The attackers have been arrested for felony vandalism.

It was not immediately clear whether the riders have attorneys.

Uber condemned the attack and confirmed the women's accounts have been suspended.

"The behavior in the video is absolutely unacceptable," an Uber spokesperson said. "We have been in contact with the driver and will assist police in their investigation. The rider no longer has access to Uber."

The ride-share company offered to pay for repairs for the victim's vehicle. 

"I'll probably continue driving," Cole said. "I'll definitely stay away from LA county."

Photo Credit: ViralHog]]>
<![CDATA[2 in Custody Following Pursuit That Ended in Wild Crash]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:10:11 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/217*120/170821-chase.jpg

Two people were taken into custody after leading officers on a chase that reached speeds of up to 100 mph, ending in a wild crash on the 605 Freeway in Norwalk.

The California Highway Patrol arrested a man and a woman after the pair led officers on a chase in a stolen Chevrolet Cruise.

Aerial footage from NewsChopper 4 showed the suspects weaving in and out of traffic at 105 mph and even turning off the car's headlights at times. 

The car crashed while attempting to exit at an off-ramp along the 605 Freeway. The vehicle rolled several times before coming to a stop in a cloud of smoke. 

The two people inside attempted to run and hide, but they were both taken into custody shortly before 11 p.m. 

Authorities say the story began in the parking lot of a Motel 6 in Rowland Heights where a guest had his car stolen after being on the losing end of an altercation with other men. 

"Long story short, his keys got stolen, as well as his wallet, and they later came back and retrieved the car," motel employee Brittnie Clark said. 

The Cruze was stolen only minutes before the arrival of the tow truck the bloodied owner had called. 

Hours later the car was spotted by CHP on the 57 Freeway and the driver refused to pull over. The high-speed chase ended in a rollover crash on the Rosecrans Avenue off-ramp. 

The driver was identified as 21-year-old Christian Rios of Compton. Rios is facing charges ranging from DUI and evading to assault with a deadly weapon and grand theft auto. 

NBC4's Patrick Healy contributed to this report. 

Photo Credit: NewsChopper 4]]>
<![CDATA[Target Unveils Sensory-Friendly Clothes for Kids]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:55:45 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP_17195684848248_opt.jpg

Target's children's brand Cat & Jack has expanded to include sensory-friendly pieces for kids with sensory processing sensitivities, the company recently announced.

Target designer Stacey Monsen said in a news release that finding clothes that fit her 7-year-old daughter who is not yet potty-trained is a challenge. After speaking with her colleagues and other parents who face similar challenges, she thought why not create pieces that address some of these problems?

The new apparel addresses guests’ most common requests – like removing tags and embellishments that can irritate the skin. The tags have been replaced with heat-transferred labels. Flat seams and one-dimensional graphic T-shirts were designed to minimize discomfort to the skin. They also created their leggings with a higher rise, to fit over diapers, if needed, for older kids.

"While it’s just a few pieces in the line, for some families, they'll make a huge difference," Julie Guggemos, Senior Vice President of Product Design and Development said.

Guggemos added the project's goal was to make the brand more inclusive and help all children feel comfortable and confident. 

"My goal is to keep being an advocate, for my daughter and for others," Monsen said. 

The Cat & Jack collection will expand this fall to include "adaptive pieces" to help address the needs of children living with disabilities.

The limited selection is available exclusively at Target.com.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Uber Passengers Arrested After Parking Lot Rampage]]> Mon, 21 Aug 2017 21:32:14 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/215*120/uber-passenger-arrest.JPG

Two women were arrested for felony vandalism (damage to an Uber vehicle) on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, after they were caught-on-camera damaging the Uber driver's car along with other vehicles. Uber released a statement saying the rider no longer has access to Uber. "The behavior in the video is absolutely unacceptable."


<![CDATA[Grandyslam Leads Dodgers Over Pirates in Extras]]> Mon, 21 Aug 2017 21:32:23 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/204*120/Granderson+grand+slam+.png

Just call it a Grandyslam.

Curtis Granderson, hit a grand slam in the seventh inning, and Yasiel Puig hit a go-ahead home run in the top of the 12th, as the Los Angeles Dodgers came back to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates, 6-5, in extra innings on Monday night at PNC Park.

The Bucs got on the board first in the second inning when Jose Osuna and Sean Rodriguez went back-to-back off Alex Wood to put Pittsburgh in front, 2-0.

An inning later it was Josh Harrison's turn to take Alex Wood deep as he turned on an 84 MPH changeup to dead center to give the Pirates a 3-0 lead.

Pirates' ace Gerrit Cole cruised through the first six innings before he finally ran into trouble in the top of the seventh.

Four of the first five batters reached base off Cole to load the bases for Granderson, who was acquired from the New York Mets late on Friday night.

Granderson made sure to make his second home run in a Dodger uniform memorable as he sent an 89 MPH slider from Cole into the seats in right-center field to give L.A. the lead.

"He's a tough opponent," Granderson told Alanna Rizzo of Cole. "Everytime I face him it's always a battle. We were finally able to get some runners on in that situation and he just made one mistake I was able to capitalize on."

Granderson became the first player in MLB history to hit two separate grand slams with two different teams in a four-game span.

"That's what he does," Dodgers' manager Dave Roberts told reporters of Granderson. "He gets big hits. We've seen that from the other side for years. The grand slam was huge."

Cole left as the losing pitcher, but ultimately did not factor in the decision, allowing five runs on eight hits with two walks and seven strikeouts in 6 and 1/3 innings of work.

Wood also did not factor in the decision, allowing three runs on five hits with no walks and five strikeouts in six innings.

"I battled through tonight," Wood told reporters after the game. "Osuna hit a decent fastball, but the two changes up were just bad pitches and they made me pay. But we hung in there and got the win tonight."

Yasiel Puig continued to add highlights to his Gold Glove case this season as he made a fantastic leaping catch at the wall to takeaway extra bases away from Andrew McCutchen.

Former Pirate, Tony Watson, came out of the bullpen to face his old team for the first time since he was acquired by the Dodgers at the trade deadline.

Watson was drafted by the Pirates in 2007 and has the most relief appearances in PNC Park history.

Watson hit Adam Frazier to start the inning before strikeout Starling Marte for the first out of the eighth.

Watson would exit the game for Pedro Baez who promptly allowed an RBI double to Josh Harrison before walking three batters and allowing the tying run to score on a groundball fielder's choice.

"Petey [Baez] wasn't as sharp as he normally is," said Roberts, stating the obvious. "Other than that I thought our bullpen did a good job."

The game would head to extra innings where each team would take turns throwing three scoreless frames before Yasiel Puig put the Dodgers back in front with one swing in the 12th. 

Puig sent a 1-0 slider from Dovydas Neverauskas (say that three times fast) to center field for the game-winning home run.

"The eclipse only happens every 100 years, but my home runs are only every 40 at-bats or in between," said Puig through a translator when asked what was more exciting today, the solar eclipse or his game-winning homer. "So both were exciting."

Not only did the home run win the game, but it extended the Dodgers streak of consecutive wins when scoring four or more runs to 38.

The Dodgers improved to 25-10 (.714) after a loss, the third best winning percentage in MLB history since 1969. 

Up Next:

Brock Stewart is expected to be recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City and will start on Tuesday opposite RHP Jameson Taillon. First pitch is scheduled for 4:05PM PST.

Photo Credit: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Alysha Del Valle Joins NBC4 Southern Calfornia]]> Mon, 21 Aug 2017 18:23:50 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/lagenerics-genericsla-nbc4-logo-2.jpg

NBC4 Southern California announced today a new member to its station lineup with the addition of Alysha Del Valle, one of Los Angeles' most recognized newscasters.

She joins the station's morning lineup as Today in LA's Traffic Anchor and Reporter.

"Alysha's warm and versatile reporting style will bring top-of-the morning traffic information to Southern Californians to help start their day," said Todd Mokhtari, vice president of news for NBC4 Southern California. "Her impressive career in local broadcast is another solid addition to our news team."

Del Valle will join NBC4's popular morning news team, Today in LA, with Anchors Daniella Guzman and Whit Johnson, alongside Meteorologist Shanna Mendiola.

Viewers can expect to see Del Valle on-air later this month. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Del Valle has been part of the news landscape for more than 15 years.

Her professional background includes several prominent and highly visible posts at many local television and radio stations.

A graduate of the University of Southern California, she's also well-known for giving back to the community, with a personal passion of working among Latino nonprofit groups and organizations helping children.

She is an avid sports fan and often found cheering on the Los Angeles Dodgers, Lakers and Kings teams.

<![CDATA[Deputies Rescue 6-Month-Old Trapped in Hot Car]]> Mon, 21 Aug 2017 17:53:33 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/diamond+bar+hot+car+rescue.jpg

Police in Diamond Bar jumped into action and rescued a baby after the child accidentally became trapped in a hot car.

The incident happened August 15 at a Target parking lot when the 6-month-old's mother placed the child in a baby carrier before accidentally locking the car and leaving the key inside, according to a press release from the Walnut-Diamond Bar Sheriff's Station.

The mother immediately phoned for help, with deputies arriving three minutes after the call, according to Sgt. Rob Blunt, the station watch commander.

When deputies arrived at the scene, baby was "sweating profusely" and its face was getting red. Immediately, the deputies broke a window and took the baby out of the car.

The child was taken to the hospital after being checked by paramedics at the scene. Its condition is currently unknown.

Photo Credit: Walnut-Diamond Bar Sheriff's Station]]>
<![CDATA[Dr. Drew: Kaepernick Saga; Credit Scores in Online Dating]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:36:52 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Dr_Drew_Colin_Kaepernick_Credit_Scores_in_Online_Dating.jpg

Dr. Drew joins the NBC4 News at 11 a.m. to talk about the ongoing controversy involving Colin Kapernick's kneeling during the national anthem and why no NFL team has added him to their ranks since. The kneeling has "been transformed," says Dr. Drew, from an act of protest to an act of hopefulness for a better tomorrow. Dr. Drew also discusses a study that shows people's attractiveness to a good credit score when it comes to online dating, which he says is somewhat surprising because it bucks the idea of what people think is important in dating online.

<![CDATA[Monterey Tides: Mermaid Month]]> Mon, 21 Aug 2017 22:10:47 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Monterey+Tides_Exterior_Resort+Deck.jpg

CELEBRATING THE MAIN MERMAID IN YOUR LIFE? There are many ways to plan that particular, and particularly charming, party. You'll probably want to travel very far out on to the ocean, to begin with, and then swim deep beneath the waves, to where the mermaids congregate, and you'll want to show up with a whole host of mermaid-merry decorations (shells, seaweed, sand) and mermaid-ready tunes (whale song, the percussion of two coconuts clicking, dolphin clicks). If that all sounds a bit time-intensive, and you think you can probably make it to the edge of the ocean, well, there is still a route to honoring those mermaids among us. Monterey Tides, a Joie de Vivre hotel, will be spotlighting the superstars of the waves all September long, during...

MERMAID MONTH... at the Pacific-adjacent destination. You won't need to wriggle into your own mermaid suit to join in; rather, you'll simply need to book the package, which includes a caboodle of quintessential mermaidian goods. These important accessories include "...a mermaid hair brush, a jar of mermaid tears, the popular mermaid tail blanket, and a themed coloring book and crayons for kids." Before you've snuggled into that blanket, before you begin brushing your water-flowing locks, you'll want to sip a welcome cocktail that's also themed to the mermaid magic of the month. The rate for the Mermaid Month package? It starts at $269. While we'd never sway you from boating out onto the sea, and then venturing to the ocean floor with a mermaid mixtape and mermaid decorations and chip 'n dip in hand, flicking your tail and finding your way to Monterey Tides sounds like just the whimsical ticket, a lovely route to diving into the mysterious heart of Mermaid Month.

Photo Credit: Monterey Tides]]>
<![CDATA[Car Doing Donuts Crashes Into Crowd in Bellflower]]> Mon, 21 Aug 2017 16:48:38 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/car+club+crash.JPG

A gathering of car aficionados turned terrifying when a car lost control and plowed into a group of bystanders Saturday night.

The car was illegally doing donuts at a K-Mart parking lot near the intersection of Rosecrans Avenue and McNab Avenue in Bellflower when it seemingly lost control and plowed into hundreds of onlookers, sending them scattering, said a spokesperson with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Lakewood station.

Video of the incident shows people hitting the car, but the crowd dispersed when police arrived. While no injuries were reported, those hit by the car may have transported themselves to the hospital, the spokesperson said.

The gathering was organized by The Big Bang Meets car club and originally began in Cerritos before moving to a Long Beach parking lot and then making its way to the K-Mart parking lot in Bellflower, the spokesperson said.

Lakewood sheriffs are now examining video of the inciident to "prosecute those involved." The car in question is described as a white Ford Mustang with a tan soft top roof.

Photo Credit: OC Hawk]]>
<![CDATA[Sister of Hit-And-Run Victim Asks Driver to Come Forward]]> Mon, 21 Aug 2017 18:33:22 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/170821-renail-pride.JPG

At the intersection of Waterman Avenue and Fifth Street, there are candles in memory of Renail Pride. The 26-year-old was struck and killed Sunday night by a hit-and-run driver.

"I’m looking at the street right now where my baby sister was laying … how could you do that?" her sister Petra Pride asked.

Petra Pride came to the intersection Monday morning after the coroner stopped by her work to deliver the heartbreaking news of her sister’s death. She said her sister was the mother of two boys – 4-year-old Codell and 7-year-old Quinton.

"They’re going to get out of school today and find out that their mom is dead,"she said.

She has a message for the hit-and-run driver.

"You killed somebody … you killed somebody that had kids … that are not going to have a mother ever again in life." 

CHP investigators say the crash happened just before 8 p.m. Sunday night as Renail Pride was crossing Waterman Avenue. She was not in a crosswalk when she was struck by a vehicle heading northbound, investigators said.

"Regardless of how the collision happened the driver of the vehicle should have stopped, attempted to render aid, call 911 and get help out there," CHP Officer Brian Alvarez said.

Investigators are now collecting surveillance video. They’re hoping to identify the vehicle involved in the deadly hit-and-run.

Petra Pride is hoping the driver has a heart and comes forward to give her sister the justice she deserves.

"If you don't pay for it now, God will make you pay for it. You will pay for it … nobody gets away from God."

Photo Credit: Pride Family]]>
<![CDATA['Spinal Tap' Screening + Wiltern Backstage]]> Mon, 21 Aug 2017 17:10:44 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/219*120/0423spinaltap.jpg

Many a showbiz-themed movie has revealed to we audience members how life unfolds backstage, beyond the footlights, including works like "Birdman," "All About Eve," and "Singin' in the Rain."

Various themes surround backstage life — the nerves, the jitters, the excitement, the rush — but few films can compare with "This Is Spinal Tap," at least when it comes to showing performers experiencing their most hopeful moments and their greatest despairs.

If you've longed to pair a little backstage peek with a screening of the rocking, tight-pants'd, turn-it-up-to-11 film, you're in luck: The Wiltern will put the 1984 comedy on the big screen on Tuesday, Aug. 22 after a backstage tour of the 1931 Wilshire Boulevard landmark.

Nope, The Wiltern wasn't in "This Is Spinal Tap," but, by golly, it sure is a cousin to what is seen on screen, in vibe and look. 

The peek-behind-it-all tour happens before the 8 o'clock screening. It's a part of the $30 VIP BACKSTAGE ROCKIN' TOUR, which also includes seating in the general admission reserved seating area and a Champagne toast.

If you fear you might get a little lost backstage, like the boys in Spinal Tap famously did, you can skip that part and just secure a general admission ticket for $15 plus fees. You'll want to arrive early, do note, since seats are not reserved for the general admission level.

Will you show in your best David St. Hubbins-style coiffure? Or a sleeveless t-shirt, the kind favored by Nigel Tufnel?

It's a film merrily made for fan dress-up opportunities.

And if a few fans get to venture backstage at a historic theater, much in the way that the members of Spinal Tap do throughout the film in other venues not dissimilar to The Wiltern, that truly is cranking the dial on the amp to the very top number it can hit.

Photo Credit: This Is Spinal Tap]]>
<![CDATA[Volcan Valley Apple Farm: U Pick Opening]]> Mon, 21 Aug 2017 17:35:01 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Volcan-Valley-1.jpg

SEPTEMBER SEEMS LIKE THE START... of things, at least when it comes to autumn, and fall fans can find themselves feeling a mite impatient as the ninth month approaches. We can, of course, begin our autumnal affairs before September, but August still seems like it has both feet in summer, and sipping cider, and making caramel treats, isn't at the top of many lists. But take good heart, and find much cheer, autumnists, for that center of fall festivities, Julian, has sent out an early message of seasonal fun: Volcan Valley Apple Farm will be opening its gate to those who want their pomme perfection straight from the trees on...

FRIDAY, AUG. 25: That's a full week ahead of September's start, so, yes, autumn shall be off and running. You'll want to head just north of Julian to find the farm, which is located at 1284 Julian Orchards Drive. What should you expect? Loads of luscious appledom. There are seven varieties to choose from, including Gravenstein, Gala, Jonathans, Empire, Fuji, Pippin, and Golden Delicious. Can any of those work into the next pie you bake? Can they all work into your future fall pastry treats? The harvest'll run about 7 to 8 weeks, note, and note that admission is a buck (that's if you're over the age of 5). A U-Pick bag? It's $12 and can hold around 6 or 7 pounds. 

MORE GOOD NEWS? "The trees are yielding perfectly succulent, juicy, sweet, crisp apples this season," revealed Emily Dreiling, the manager of the orchard. Ms. Dreiling also reveals that guests should looking forward to improved parking and "...new passageways between long rows for easier access." Oh yeah. This is tempting, apple aficionados, and it means the crispest season is just making its grand entrance. Need some fall happiness? No need to wait for September: It starts at Volcan Valley on Aug. 25, 2017.

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<![CDATA[Bicyclist Clipped by Hit-and-Run Minivan Driver]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 08:11:57 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/pico+union+bicyclist.jpg

Police on Monday circulated a security photo in hopes of tracking down a hit-and-run motorist sought for critically injuring a bicyclist in the Westlake area of Los Angeles.

The cyclist, whose name was not released, suffered severe head injuries in the collision that occurred about 6:50 p.m. Aug. 15 at Venice Boulevard and Magnolia Avenue, the Los Angeles Police Department reported.

The security photo shows the bicyclist as he was being struck by a tan minivan as both were traveling westbound on West Venice Boulevard, police said. A description of the driver was not released.

The Los Angeles City Council has a standing reward in hit-and-run cases, with up to $50,000 offered for information leading to an identification, arrest and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise. Anyone with information on the case was urged to call (877) LAPD-247.

Photo Credit: Los Angeles Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Motorcyclist Who Kicked Car in Road Rage Crash Still Sought]]> Mon, 21 Aug 2017 19:50:39 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/216*120/road-rage-newhall.PNG

Police are still conducting an investigation into a road rage incident that caused a dangerous chain reaction crash on a Southern California freeway in June.

The caught-on camera collision happened June 21 on the 14 Freeway near Newhall in Santa Clarita when a gray sedan came in contact with a motorcycle before swerving out of its lane and flipping a Chevy pickup truck onto its roof.

Video of the crash shows the motorcyclist speeding up to the driver's side of the sedan and kicking the car. The sedan veers left and pinches the motorcyclist to the center divider before swerving right and then back left as it crashes into the divider. As the sedan bounces off the concrete, it veers over one lane of traffic and strikes the truck, sending it rolling onto its roof.

The driver of that truck suffered "moderate" injuries, including bruising and cuts that required stitches, said Josh Greengard, public information officer for the California Highway Patrol's Newhall station. "I think he got really lucky that day," Greengard said.

Thus far, officers have not been able to track down the motorcyclist, though they do have identified one person of interest in the case, he said. No charges have yet been filed.

<![CDATA[Plan Aims to Help Dodgers Neighbors Dodge Traffic]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 05:04:00 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/189*120/Dodgers+Postseason+Ticket+Prices.png

Residents living around Dodger Stadium may soon be getting some relief from the traffic jams caused on game day.

The Los Angeles City Council on Friday approved a transportation study aimed at helping residential streets that become clogged with cars on game day, NBC4 media partner KPCC reports.

With things like navigation apps directing drivers off major roads and onto smaller side streets, local residents are feeling the crunch.

"It continues to get worse, which it seems like how is that possible?" said Judy Kameon, who has lived in the area for 30 years.

Read more at KPCC.

Photo Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Video Shows Car Repo Gone Wrong]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:29:45 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Video_Shows_Car_Repo_Gone_Wrong.jpg

The owner of a car being repossessed refused to give it up, even jumping onto the tow truck as it was dragged through the streets of Compton. Angie Crouch reports for the NBC4 News at 6 on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017.