<![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 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:58:05 -0700 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:58:05 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Hundreds Stranded at LAX After Cancelled Flight]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:52:54 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/215*120/Norweigan_LAX0725.JPG
Hundreds of passengers on a cancelled Norwegian Air Shuttle flight have been forced to sleep in the baggage claim area of LAX both Wednesday and Thursday night.]]>
<![CDATA[Large Planter Falls From Crane at Housing Complex]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:43:15 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/planter+falls+century+cdity.jpg
Search-rescue personnel responded to a report of a structure collapse at a Century City construction site Friday morning after a large planter fell from a crane.]]>
<![CDATA[Counting Down to Crunch Time Near LAX]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:04:23 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/218*120/century+crunch+construction+loader.jpg
The trip to and from Los Angeles International Airport will be fraught with roadblocks this weekend when the "Century Crunch" bridge construction project closes a major intersection near the one of the nation's...]]>
<![CDATA[Californians Most Worried About the Drought: Survey]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:58:59 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/450822246.jpg
Water worries have surpassed concerns over air pollution for the first time in the poll conducted by the the Public Policy Institute of California.

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<![CDATA[Man Dies After Being Attacked While Protecting Child]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:59:02 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/215*120/Generic+Police+Tape+Generic.JPG
A 57-year-old man has died after he was confronted by an attacker while he tried to protect a young child.

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<![CDATA[One Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:29:52 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/217*120/ois+van+nuys+shooting.jpg
An officer-involved shooting occurred in Van Nuys early Friday morning, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.]]>
<![CDATA[Donna Jou's Mom Addresses Convicted Killer's Release]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:41:40 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/224*120/jou+mother.JPG
A man who served time in connection with the 2007 disappearance of 19-year-old San Diego State University student Donna Jou was released from prison Thursday, a day Jou’s family had been dreading.]]>
<![CDATA[One Killed in Fiery Crash on 118 Freeway]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:28:24 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/226*120/118crashjuly24.JPG
At least one person was killed Thursday night when a stalled car was rear-ended and burst into flames on a Southern California freeway, officials said.

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<![CDATA[School Board Member "Shocked" by Sex Crimes Charges]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:49:41 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/fisher4.JPG
A Compton School District board member was released Thursday after being arrested one day earlier on charges of oral copulation with a minor, officials said.]]>
<![CDATA[Husband Killed Rookie Cop, Burned Home in Cover-Up Attempt: Police]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:57:55 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/LAURA-PEREZ3.jpg
A California man is in custody, accused in the death of his wife, who was a young mother and rookie Escondido Police officer. According to Murrieta Police, Freddy Perez-Rodas told homicide...

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<![CDATA[Bus Rider Terrified]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:17:17 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*214/Busdrivertextspeed1.JPG
Woman captures on cellphone what appears to be bus driver texting on his phone, with his speedometer pegged north of 80 mph.]]>
<![CDATA[Vaccines for Children Ahead of New School Year]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:01:49 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/new+measles+photo.jpg
As a new report from the Center for Disease Control found more parents are getting their children vaccinated, here is what parents should know about vaccines and exams while the new school year approaches.

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<![CDATA[Sweltering Triple-Digit Heat Doesn't Keep People Indoors]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:10:21 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/pasadenaheathottestday.JPG
Temperatures in Los Angeles County did not fall short on thermometer for the hottest day of the year, but that didn't stop people from enjoying the outdoors Thursday.]]>
<![CDATA[Bus Rider: "I Was Terrified for My Safety"]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:53:10 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/bussafety.JPG
Janil is terrified to fly. "I'm one of those people that has to get a Xanax, prescribed to me so I can get on an airplane," she says. So when her childhood friend was getting married in Las Vegas, Janil thought...]]>
<![CDATA[Casino Tour Buses Draw Neighborhood Ire]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:01:23 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/181*120/casino+bus.PNG
Community leaders in two Los Angeles neighborhoods demanded that the city do something about tour buses that have for years been picking up and dropping off passengers along a busy street.

Photo Credit: Hetty Chang]]>
<![CDATA[Weekend: Day of the Cowboy and Cowgirl]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:28:48 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/daycowboydaniellek.jpg
Saddle up, lasso-lovin' lassies and laddies. Plus: National Dance Day, Central Avenue Jazz, Comic-Con, TV costumes

Photo Credit: Danielle Klebanow]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Found Dead in La Habra ID'd]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:49:49 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/la+habra+body+found+2.JPG
Police on Thursday identified the woman who was found dead in the bushes behind a La Habra neighborhood carport earlier this week.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Mistakenly Shot at in Dorner Manhunt to Get $1.8M]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:42:39 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Perdue+Still.jpg
A Redondo Beach man mistakenly shot at by police officers during the manhunt for Christopher Dorner last year will receive $1.8 million in a settlement with the city of Torrance.]]>
<![CDATA[Women Convicted in Nightclub Beating Death]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:43:13 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/01-santaana.jpg
Two women were convicted of voluntary manslaughter Thursday in the beating death of a 23-year-old woman outside a Santa Ana nightclub.]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Maces Store Security Guard; Steals $400 in Clothes]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:30:41 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/PepperSpraywomanSAM1.jpg
A woman made off with $400 in clothing after macing the store's loss prevention officer in the face Tuesday in a Santa Ana mall July 22, 2014, police said.]]>
<![CDATA[Dead Intruder Who Said She Was Pregnant ID'd]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:42:03 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/LB+Intruder+Female+Solo+2.jpg
Police on Thursday identified a suspected burglar who told a homeowner she was pregnant before he fatally shot her outside his home in Long Beach.

Photo Credit: Long Beach Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Boyle Heights Skate Park Grand Opening]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:19:07 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/232*120/skate+park+rendering.jpg
Professional skateboarding icons are teaming up with local community leaders to announce the grand opening Thursday of a skate park at Hazard Park in Boyle Heights.

Photo Credit: Rob Dyrdek Street League Skateboarding Foundation]]>
<![CDATA[Church Member Behind Porcelain Dolls Outside Homes]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:00:18 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/209*120/San+Clemente+doll+4+%282%29.jpg
A Southern California woman who attends her Orange County community's church decided to clear out her doll collection and surprise her neighbors with the dolls, leaving some residents stumped and "disturbed" by...]]>
<![CDATA[App Allows Users to Report Local Water Waste]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:14:55 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/189*120/drought+shaming+web.PNG
For concerned California residents wondering how to report water-wasting in their neighborhoods during the state's historic drought, there's an app for that.

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<![CDATA[Police Clear LAX After Phone Threats]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:17:10 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/lagenerics-1-a-breaking-news-la-generic-graphic-april2014.gif
Police said they found nothing and traffic diversions were lifted after reports of a suspicious package were made at the Los Angeles International Airport Thursday.]]>
<![CDATA[USC Graduate Student Found Dead After Attack]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:42:09 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/usc+student+xinran+ji1.JPG
A USC graduate student was found dead Thursday morning after being attacked by three people as he walked home from an off-campus study group hours earlier, police said.

Photo Credit: Xinran Ji/LinkedIn]]>
<![CDATA[Local Hospitals Fined Thousands of Dollars]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:54:45 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*120/LAgenerics+health+medical+doctor+01.jpg
Six hospitals in Riverside, San Bernardino and Orange counties were among eight facilities fined by state health officials Thursday for not complying with licensing requirements.]]>
<![CDATA[Machete, Baseball Bat Used in Road Rage Incident]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:39:42 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/216*120/road+rage+machete+baseball+bat.PNG
A San Gabriel Valley road rage incident in which the drivers allegedly tried to use a baseball bat and a machete as weapons resulted in three arrests, authorities said.

Photo Credit: Alhambra Police Dept.]]>
<![CDATA[President Obama Talks Middle Class at LA College]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:28:22 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/200*120/lax+obama+af+1.jpg
President Barack Obama focused on the economy, jobs and growing the midle class during a speech at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College on Thursday as he wrapped up a 24-hour visit to Los Angeles.

Photo Credit: KNBC-TV]]>
<![CDATA[Car Hit by Bullet Crashes Into Home]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:06:03 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/car+into+riverside+home.PNG
A woman’s Riverside home was severely damaged by a car that may have been trying to escape nearby gunfire when it crashed and police are now looking for the driver of the vehicle, officials said.]]>
<![CDATA[Driver Missing After Crashing Into Parked Big Rig]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:59:08 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/216*120/prius+big+rig+crash.jpg
The driver of a Toyota Prius disappeared Thursday morning after slamming into the back of a big rig parked on the side of a street in Studio City.

Photo Credit: KNBC-TV, Steve Carlston]]>
<![CDATA[Eight Fires Extinguished on Side of 5 Freeway]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:52:53 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Brush-Fire-Generic-Flames-0.jpg
Firefighters extinguished eight small brush fires along a mile-long stretch of the northbound 5 Freeway early Thursday north of Castaic.]]>
<![CDATA[Summer Heat Wave Continues, Heat Advisory Issued]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:38:06 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/tlmd_heatwave11jpg_bim.jpg
A heat advisory will be in effect for the Inland Empire as Southern California braces for its hottest day of the week Thursday.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Obama Motorcade Delays Pregnant Woman]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:27:54 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/202*120/pregnant+woman+obama+motorcade+cedars+sinai.PNG
A pregnant woman was stopped from crossing a Los Angeles street Wednesday afternoon because the road was closed for President Barack Obama’s motorcade.

Photo Credit: Robert Kovacik]]>
<![CDATA[Preparing for Surgery With 3-D Printing]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:20:35 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/bone-3d-printing.jpg
Doctors are now using 3-D printing to create plastic models of their patient's damaged bones and body parts.]]>
<![CDATA[Bill Seeks to Help Fight Child Sex Trafficking]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:13:54 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/child-trafficking-children.jpg
Hoping to help child welfare agencies protect children from being exploited, a bill has been introduced in the House that’s aimed at improving the reporting and response to victims of child sex trafficking. ]]>
<![CDATA[Parolee in Donna Jou Murder Case to be Released From Prison]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:15:26 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/204*120/burgess2.JPG
A Los Angeles parolee who served time in connection with the disappearance of a San Diego State University student is set to be released from custody, state prison officials said.]]>
<![CDATA[Poodle "Max" Saved From Scorching Car Trunk ]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:56:28 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/maxpoodlewebshaking.jpg
A lucky dog named Max has a stranger to thank for saving him from a scorching car trunk Tuesday afternoon in Fontana, authorities said.]]>
<![CDATA[Hottest Days of SoCal Summer]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:42:34 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/181*120/valleyheatsoccerplayer.JPG
Southern California was sweltering Wednesday under a summer heat wave that sent temperatures reaching near triple digits in the Inland Empire and Woodland Hills.]]>
<![CDATA[City of Bell Considers Sheltering Immigrant Children]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:15:09 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP764938035688.jpg
The city of Bell is expected to consider opening a shelter to house 150 immigrant children who have crossed the border into the United States.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Man Rips Hijab From Woman's Head in Hate Crime: Police ]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:51:57 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/LB+hate+crime+suspect+july23.jpg
Long Beach police on Wednesday asked for the public's help to find a man who attacked a woman and ripped a hijab from her head in what is being called a hate crime.

Photo Credit: Long Beach Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Body Believed to be Gunman in Shooting Spree]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:09:09 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/219*120/moreno+valley+shooting+search+manhunt.jpg
A body found by authorities searching for a gunman who investigators say shot and killed two people in Riverside County is believed to be that of the lone suspect, police and sheriff's officials said.

Photo Credit: KNBC-TV]]>
<![CDATA[Salvadoran Youth Personifies Immigration Crisis]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:52:20 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/217*120/flores1.JPG
Every day in Los Angeles, hundreds of cases are heard at immigration court.

Photo Credit: John Cádiz Klemack]]>
<![CDATA["She Best Be Dead": Homeowner Shoots, Kills Intruder ]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:07:07 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/long+beach+homeowner+4.JPG
A Long Beach homeowner has no regrets after shooting and killing a woman who said she was pregnant after he got into a confrontation with her and another man who were ransacking his sprawling home.]]>
<![CDATA[Comic-Con Mania: What to Expect]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:03:02 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Comic-Con-Blurb-Thursday.jpg
The annual migration of geeks, fanboys and girls, collectors, aficionados and cosplayers is about to commence: Comic-Con International kicks off Thursday in San Diego.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Victim's Sister Speaks Out As Jurors Deliberate Army Veteran's Murder]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:28:26 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/maribelramos.jpg
Jurors began deliberating the case of Kwang Choi Joy’s Wednesday afternoon, tasked with deciding if the former roommate of Army vet and Cal State Fullerton student Maribel Ramos is responsible for her death.]]>
<![CDATA[National Blood Shortage Looming: Red Cross]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:56:40 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/07-22-2014-blood-shortage.jpg
The American Red Cross is warning Americans of a looming blood shortage over the summer and are urging people to start donating to avoid it.

Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area]]>
<![CDATA[Are the Obamas Moving to California?]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:44:46 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/JASON_WU1.jpg
President Obama and First Lady Michelle are the buyers of a $4.25 million home in California's Rancho Mirage, according to reports.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Ed Davis Signs With Lakers]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:17:23 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/205*120/Ed-Davis-Lakers-7-23-15.jpg
The Los Angeles Lakers presented Ed Davis on Wednesday, and the 6-foot 10-inch power forward will wear the no. 21.

Photo Credit: Shahan Ahmed]]>
<![CDATA[Lawyers Wrap Up Cases in Nightclub Beating Trial]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:48:11 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/203*120/santa+ana+suspects+court+crop+3.JPG
Closing arguments wrapped up Wednesday in the trial of two women who are charged with the beating death of a 23-year-old woman outside a Santa Ana nightclub earlier this year.]]>