<![CDATA[NBC Southern California - Southern California News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC4_40x125.png NBC Southern California http://www.nbclosangeles.com en-us Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:38:09 -0700 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:38:09 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Moderate, Exceptional Drought Expands to All of CA]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:53:51 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/207*120/drought-monitor-map-april23.gif
Drought conditions expanded in California this week to leave the entire state under moderate to exceptional drought for the first time in the last 15 years.]]>
<![CDATA[Two Killed, Five Hospitalized in Freeway Crash]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:37:53 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/217*120/crash-irvine-freeway-fatal-april2014.gif
Two people were killed and multiple injuries were reported Thursday morning in a crash on an Orange County freeway.]]>
<![CDATA[Teenage Girl Shot and Killed at Apartment Complex]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:33:32 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/fatal+apartment+shooting.JPG
Police are looking for the man who shot and killed a girl late Wednesday night.]]>
<![CDATA[Businesses Damaged in Granada Hills Strip Mall Fire]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:51:22 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/barber+shop+fire.JPG
Los Angeles firefighters were busy fighting two separate fires in Granada Hills early Thursday morning.]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Sexually Assaulted By Burglars]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:02:39 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/moorpark+burglar.JPG
Investigators are looking for two men suspected of burglarizing a Moorpark home and sexually assaulting the woman who lived there.]]>
<![CDATA[Supreme Court Decision Allows Sex Offenders in Parks]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:18:10 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/216*120/park16.JPG
A decision made by the California Supreme Court Wednesday will, as a result, allow sex offenders to frequent Orange County parks and beaches.]]>
<![CDATA[LA Neighborhood Uses Runoff to Fight Drought]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:10:33 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/drought-water-replenish.jpg
When the Council for Watershed Health coordinated a project to retrofit a Sun Valley block, the focus was on controlling local flooding and minimizing runoff to the ocean. It turns out the techniques...]]>
<![CDATA[Lawsuit Filed Against LADWP in Powerhouse Fire]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:54:51 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/powerhouse3.jpg
More than 100 people are suing the city of Los Angeles' utility, claiming poorly maintained power lines caused last May’s Powerhouse Fire.

Photo Credit: Juan Guerra]]>
<![CDATA[Sriracha Supporters Show Up For Irwindale Plant]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:06:01 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*120/srirachawednesday3.JPG
Supporters of famed hot sauce Sriracha rallied outside Irwindale City Hall on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, as the City Council debated whether to shut down the facility over "spicy and offensive odor" complaints.]]>
<![CDATA[Dodgers' Billingsley Has Setback in Elbow Rehab]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:36:44 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/168*120/billingsley+copy.jpg
Chad Billingsley is trying to stay positive in spite of taking a step back in his recovery from elbow surgery.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Proposed Crackdown On Illegal Massage Parlors]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:56:45 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/196*120/happy-ending-massage.JPG
As the number of massage establishments continue to spike in California, new proposed legislation announced Wednesday aims to curb illegitimate parlors by restoring power to local governments.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Spurs 'n Stories: Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:03 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/185*120/santaclaritalasso34.jpg
Ten gallons rule a mondo Melody Ranch lasso-up.

Photo Credit: Esteban Pallares]]>
<![CDATA[84-Year-Old Man Arrested After Hospital Shooting]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:31:02 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/04-23-2014-daly-city-evacuees.jpg
Daly City police are surrounding the Seton Medical Center building at 1500 Southgate Avenue after reports of a possible gunman.

Photo Credit: Cheryl Hurd]]>
<![CDATA[Lanes Reopen After Firefighters Douse 405 Fwy Blaze]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:56:45 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/203*120/405fwyfire5.JPG
Lanes reopened Wednesday evening after fire crews knocked down a blaze that erupted on the San Diego (405) Freeway, snarling rush hour traffic near the Los Angeles International Airport.]]>
<![CDATA[Student Brought Gun, Ammo to OC School: Police]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:44:08 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/181*120/GUNColt+Handgun+Photo.jpg
A 13-year-old boy is facing weapons charges after bringing a handgun and ammunition to his school classroom earlier this week, police said Wednesday.

Photo Credit: Garden Grove Police Department ]]>
<![CDATA[Ex-Deputies Accused of Planting Guns in Pot Dispensary]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:48:18 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Medical-Marijuana-Facility.jpg
Two former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies are accused of planting guns inside a medical marijuana dispensary to justify making an arrest.]]>
<![CDATA[Decision on Sriracha Plant Tabled]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:42:35 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/236*120/srirachawednesday4.JPG
Officials in a Southern California city held off on a decision about whether to force the closure of the Sriracha hot sauce plant that is being blamed for bad odors and heat that burns eyes.]]>
<![CDATA[Express Lanes May Save 2 Minutes: Report ]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:48:03 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Norwalk+traffic.jpg
Express lanes on two Los Angeles freeways have helped improve traffic flow, but only by 2 minutes for commute times on average and increased travel times during non-peak hours, a recent report has found.]]>
<![CDATA[Sketch Released of Man Sought in Park Sex Assault]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:56:43 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/manhattan-beach-park-sex-assault-sketch.gif
Police released a sketch Wednesday of a man sought in connection with the sexual assault of a 7-year-old boy in a Manhattan Beach park restroom last Friday.]]>
<![CDATA[Reward Offered in Driver's Shooting Death]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:56:43 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/201*120/mcmillian-tauruson-shooting-compton.gif
Tauruson McMillian, 34, was shot and killed as he drove his red SS Monte Carlo through Compton in January.]]>
<![CDATA[Los Angeles Kings 2014 Playoff Run]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:32:22 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/175*120/kingsplayoffs-1.jpg
Down 3-0 to the San Jose Sharks, the Los Angeles Kings need to rally if they are going to continue their playoff run.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Anaheim Ducks 2014 Playoff Run]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:03:29 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/ducksplayoffs-1.jpg
The Anaheim Ducks finished first in the Western Conference during the regular season and are hoping to translate that success to the playoffs.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Chinese Home Buyers Cash Deals Affecting Market]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:30:18 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/rsz_realestate222.jpg
Chinese buyers only comprise about 2.5 percent of the real estate market in California, but real estate agents are rushing to cater to the "cash only" buyers.]]>
<![CDATA[Pedestrian Killed in South LA Hit-and-Run ID'd]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:53:18 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/South+LA+hit+and+run.JPG
A pedestrian was found dead in South Los Angeles early Wednesday after a hit-and-run driver struck and killed him, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.]]>
<![CDATA[10 Freeway Reopens After Double-Trailer Truck Crash ]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:05:28 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/rock+spill+10+freeway.JPG
The westbound 10 Freeway in Pomona has reopened after an overturned double trailer blocked all lanes early Wednesday.]]>
<![CDATA[LASD Used Airborne Surveillance Over Compton]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:57:44 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/212*120/LASD+logo.JPG
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department admitted Tuesday that a private contractor did surveillance test flights over Compton for nine days in 2012.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Found Dead at OC Home That Was Being Fumigated]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:22:29 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*120/fumigation+danger.jpeg
The body of a man was found in the backyard of a Westminster home that was being fumigated Tuesday, and investigators believe the man may have been poisoned.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Seeks Answers in Fire That Killed Family]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:26:21 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/fatal-fire-family.jpg
Police are investigating whether three fire-related crimes in South Los Angeles may be linked to each other, including a garage fire that claimed the lives of a mother and child.]]>
<![CDATA[Man's Fall Stirs Painful Memory for Family of Victim]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:51:16 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/katella-avenue-bridge.jpg
A man whose brother died after falling through a gap on an overpass of the Santa Ana River said Tuesday that another man's fall through the same opening brought back painful memories nearly six years later.]]>
<![CDATA[Dodgers' Gordon on a Hot Streak]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:34:17 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/161*120/dee+gordon.jpg
Dee Gordon is hoping a position change and progression as a hitter will keep him in the big leagues.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Activists Fight LA Plan to Bolster Parking Enforcement]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:51:36 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/212*120/01-parkingtickets.JPG
No thanks to parking tickets, Joe Miceli says his popular namesake Italian restaurant is losing customers, who, in between their bites of pasta, often forget to run out and feed the meters -- and then get bit.]]>
<![CDATA[FedEx Sued Over Deadly California Bus Crash]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:26:32 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/198*120/AP437289118866.jpg
The mother of a 17-year-old honors student who was among 10 people killed in a fiery Northern California bus crash sued FedEx on Tuesday, alleging that its trucks have a history of catching fire.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Building Blocked Visibility of Fire Trucks: Witness]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:42:55 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/217*120/firetruckcrash1.JPG
The drivers of two fire trucks that collided last Wednesday may not have been able to see the other around a building at the corner, a witness told NBC4.]]>
<![CDATA[110 Freeway Lanes Closed for Shooting Investigation]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:04:41 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/210*120/siren3.jpg
Two lanes of the northbound 110 Freeway have been shut down at Via Marisol in Highland Park while police investigate what may be a fatal shooting.]]>
<![CDATA[Boy Lied to Police About Sex Assault: Police]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:54:56 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/206*120/men%27s+bathroom+sign.JPG
A 14-year-old boy lied to police about being sexually assaulted in a Southern California beach city park.]]>
<![CDATA[Angelenos Arrive On Time Despite Congested Commute]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:57:37 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/176640682.jpg
Nate Silver, editor-in-chief of the FiveThirtyEight blog, compiled American Community Survey data that offered unique insight to America's work habits. He concludes that those in the most highly populated metro...

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Image Source]]>
<![CDATA[Reward Offered in Long Beach Pelican's Mutilation]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:15:04 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/198*120/pelicanpouchcrop1.JPG
A $7,500 reward is being offered to find the person who stabbed the throat pouch of a California brown pelican, forcing the bird to undergo surgeries and get hundreds of stitches.

Photo Credit: International Bird Rescue ]]>
<![CDATA[Pursuit of Minivan Driver Ends at Taco Bell]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:57:16 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/211*120/vandriver3.JPG
A man wanted in connection with a carjacking was taken into custody Tuesday after a minivan pursuit on freeways and streets in the San Gabriel Valley.]]>
<![CDATA[Reward Offered to Find Arsonist in Series of SoCal Fires]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:09:32 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*120/glendale_arson_April_22_2014_police_arsonist_mattress.jpg
Police are offering a $1,000 reward to find the person responsible for a wave of nuisance fires that have plagued a Southern California community over the past three months.]]>
<![CDATA[Hollywood Power Players Accused in Underage Sex Ring]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 08:49:59 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP688161883665.jpg
Days after man came forward with sexual abuse claims against "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer, the alleged victim on Monday claimed the abuse was part of a drug-fueled sex ring involving Hollywood...

Photo Credit: Matt Sayles/Invision/AP]]>
<![CDATA[Mourners Honor "Guardian Angel" Officer Killed in Crash]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:56:15 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/cortijo-722.jpg
Family members and law enforcement colleagues from around the United States gathered in downtown Los Angeles Tuesday morning to remember a 51-year-old Los Angeles Police Department motorcycle officer.]]>
<![CDATA[Magnitude-2.8 Earthquake in Fontana]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 03:49:14 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/188*120/quake+map.JPG
A magnitude-2.8 earthquake shook the Inland Empire early Tuesday morning.

Photo Credit: USGS]]>
<![CDATA[Three Vehicles Crash Into Home in Six Months]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:30:58 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/car+into+highland+home.JPG
Officials in the city of Highland will commission a traffic study on a street where a car smashed through a family's home in the third such incident in six months.]]>
<![CDATA[Griffin Scores 35, Clippers Level Series]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:53:30 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/485986997.jpg
Blake Griffin scored 35 points and led the Clippers to a blowout victory over the Golden State Warriors in Game 2 of their first-round playoffs series.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Probe Into Crash That Killed Traffic Officer Widens]]> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 21:24:32 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/lapd-chris-cortijo-crash.jpg
The passenger in the SUV that struck and mortally injured LAPD motorcycle officer Chris Cortijo was also the vehicle's owner, and his potential liability is being examined by authorities, NBC4 has learned.]]>
<![CDATA[Nurse Stabbings Spur Calls for Change]]> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 21:38:46 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/hospital-emergency-room-socal.jpg
Less than a week after two on-duty nurses were stabbed in separate attacks at Southern California hospitals, a state senate labor committee will hear for the first time from healthcare workers about...]]>
<![CDATA[Ryu Donates $100K to S. Korea ]]> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 19:50:32 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/hyun-jin-ryu.jpg
Hyun-Jin Ryu has pitched with a heavy heart as his homeland struggles to make sense of a deadly ferry accident.

Photo Credit: Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images]]>