<![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 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:27:33 -0700 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:27:33 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Woman Left Topless After Alleged Macy's Theft Charged]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:34:05 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Jeannie+Hua.JPG
A woman who became topless during a struggle with a security guard at an Arcadia Macy’s after she was allegedly caught shoplifting is facing a theft charge after turning herself in to investigators.]]>
<![CDATA[Family: Comic-Con Cosplayer Beaten]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:55:40 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Marriott-San-Diego-Cosplaye.jpg
A Southern California family is heartbroken after a young woman was beaten while in San Diego last weekend to attend Comic-Con 2014 events and parties.

Photo Credit: NBC 7]]>
<![CDATA[Horse Trapped Upside-Down in Ravine Rescued]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:41:37 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/HorseRescue_730.JPG
Twenty firefighters worked for several hours Tuesday night to free a horse that became wedged upside-down in a small trench in Hesperia.]]>
<![CDATA[10 Incredible Images of the UCLA Flood]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:40:24 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/edt-AP731937757829_2.jpg
UCLA's campus became a swimming pool Tuesday after a water main break spilled 9 million gallons of water into roads, buildings and parking garages in the area.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Family Pleads For Return of Baby's Stolen Ashes]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:30:12 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/215*120/BabyAshes_730.JPG
An Inland Empire family is pleading for the return of an urn containing the ashes of their baby boy, stolen by thieves who broke into their Hemet home.]]>
<![CDATA[Hundreds of Vehicles Stranded, UCLA Buildings Flooded]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:58:36 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/edt-AP125623663119_3.jpg
More than 700 vehicles are stranded in flooded parking structures and nearby streets will remain closed Wednesday after a water main break that sent up to 10 million gallons of water gushing onto...

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Pauley Pavilion Court Shows Signs of "Buckling"]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:26:57 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/215*120/ucla+pauley+pavilion+court+water+flood.jpg
The historic Pauley Pavilion at the University of California, Los Angeles incurred some of the most serious damage after up to 10 million gallons of water gushed onto Sunset Boulevard and the UCLA campus Tuesday...

Photo Credit: FirstIn]]>
<![CDATA[Vin Scully to Return for 66th Season With Dodgers ]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:47:59 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/edt-71463699_10.jpg
Baseball fans rejoice! Vin Scully will be back for another season.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Sunset Blvd. Remains Closed After UCLA Flood]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:20:00 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/220*120/ucla-flooding-2.jpg
Due to the water main break on Sunset Boulevard near UCLA Tuesday afternoon, certain sections of the major street will be closed until the damage is repaired.]]>
<![CDATA[Heat on the Horizon: Roasted Chile Pepper Time]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:08:52 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/chile183701354.jpg
The piquant foodstuff is on its way, but the sack-full, to Southern California.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[UCLA Students Deal With Flooding on Campus]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:38:10 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/ucla-flooding-10.jpg
A carnival-like atmosphere took place at UCLA on Tuesday as a 30-inch water main busted a 15-foot hole in a street, sending millions of gallons of water rushing onto campus and nearby roads.]]>
<![CDATA[Teen Girl's 911 Call Helps Deputies Nab Burglars]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:23:18 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/police-lights-day-shutterstock_1430470361.jpg
A calm and quiet 14-year-old girl who called 911 from a bedroom closet helped Orange County sheriff's deputies nab two burglars who broke into her home, officials said Monday.

Photo Credit: File Photo]]>
<![CDATA[911 Calls Reveal Panic After Venice Beach Lightning Strike]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:54:06 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/venice-beach-lightning-sand.jpg
Several 911 calls obtained by NBC4 Tuesday detail the frantic moments after a 20-year-old man was fatally struck by lightning at Venice Beach over the weekend.

Photo Credit: @Venice311 via Twitter]]>
<![CDATA[Twitter Flooded With Photos After Water Main Break]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:26:51 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/167*120/kenny+holmes+water+rush+ucla.JPG
Students took to social media to share photos of their school submerged in water after a massive water main break flooded the UCLA campus Tuesday. Click through to see the amazing photos.

Photo Credit: Kenny Holmes]]>
<![CDATA[UCLA Water Main Break by the Numbers]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:38:10 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/217*120/ucla-flooding-9.jpg
A ruptured water main blew a 15-foot sinkhole in Sunset Boulevard near UCLA, flooding buildings on campus and stranding cars in several feet of water and mud.]]>
<![CDATA[Geyser Floods UCLA Campus]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:39:23 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/193*120/ucla+flood+water+main+20140730_082724_resized+%286%29.jpg
A water main rupture sent water rushing onto Sunset Boulevard, stranding drivers and flooding the UCLA campus on Tuesday, July 29, 2014.

Photo Credit: KNBC-TV]]>
<![CDATA[Water Main Break Floods UCLA Campus]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:45:40 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/224*120/UCLA+flood+july+29+gadi.JPG
Crews were expected to work through the night to repair a massive water main break that sent up to 10 million gallons of water gushing over nearly four hours onto Sunset Boulevard and the University...

Photo Credit: Gadi Schwartz]]>
<![CDATA[Man Attacked by Squatter in Highland Home]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:14:51 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/210*120/siren3.jpg
A real estate investor who went to take a look at house he was thinking about buying was confronted and attacked by a squatter living in the home, officials said Tuesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Police Union Rallies, Demanding Higher Pay]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:42:46 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/216*120/LAPDUnion_0729.JPG
Hundreds of Los Angeles police officers filed into City Hall Tuesday, rallying to express their frustration with on-going contract negotiations.]]>
<![CDATA[Teens Charged With Capital Murder in USC Student's Attack]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:12:13 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/usc+student+xinran+ji1.JPG
Four people were charged in connection with capital murder on Tuesday in the beating death of a 24-year-old USC graduate student, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

Photo Credit: Xinran Ji/LinkedIn]]>
<![CDATA[Tobacco Sales Suspended at 14 LA Stores for Selling to Minors]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:12:35 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/smoke+free.png
In an effort to snuff out the sale of tobacco to minors in Los Angeles, city officials announced Tuesday that tobacco sales will be suspended at retailers who have broken the law.]]>
<![CDATA[Gibbons and Glasses: A Fundraiser at San Antonio Winery]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:14:43 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/gibbonwinefundraiser.jpg
Help out the conservation center and try some local vino.

Photo Credit: Gibbon Conservation Center]]>
<![CDATA[Ex-Roommate Convicted in Army Veteran's Death]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:57:14 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ramosmissing.jpg
Jurors on Tuesday convicted a Southern California man of second-degree murder in the slaying of his former roommate, an Army veteran and Cal State Fullerton student with whom prosecutors said he was desperately...

Photo Credit: Orange Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Jackie Robinson's Relative Dies in South LA Fire]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 03:50:55 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*120/BurnedHome_0729.jpg
The brother-in-law of baseball great Jackie Robinson was found dead inside an Exposition Park home with pack rat conditions where firefighters were battling a blaze, officials said Tuesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Suspect Arrested in Fatal Stabbing of Matt Barnes' Aunt]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:20:29 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/MICHAEL+WILLIAMS+BOOKING.jpg
Police in Northern California on Tuesday arrested a man suspected of killing the aunt of Los Angeles Clippers player Matt Barnes, officials said.

Photo Credit: Sacramento Police Department ]]>
<![CDATA[Burglars Target West San Fernando Valley]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:02:40 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/210*120/siren3.jpg
A burglary crew has targeted homes in the west San Fernando Valley in the last two weeks, police said Tuesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Mars Rover Opportunity Sets Distance Record]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:29:51 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/169*120/PIA18404_Opportunity_Traverse_25mile_br.jpg
When it comes to out-of-this-world mileage figures, no vehicle can compete with Mars rover Opportunity.

Photo Credit: NASA]]>
<![CDATA[Magic: Scott Hiring Marks "Great Day" for Lakers Fans]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:58:55 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Lakers-Hire-Byron-Scott.jpg
The Los Angeles Lakers introduce former player Byron Scott Tuesday as the team's new head coach.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Pasadena Water Supply Shortage Plan in Effect]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:24:01 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/water-faucet-generic.jpg
The Pasadena City Council on Monday night declared a local water emergency.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Teen Caught in Rip Current After Saving Friends: Witnesses]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:45:05 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/paul+alimoren+drowning+victim.PNG
A Southern California teen is believed to have drowned Saturday after he reportedly helped save two friends from a dangerous rip current.]]>
<![CDATA[Victim Identified in Fatal Koreatown Hit-and-Run]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:47:31 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ktown+hit-and-run+victim+javier+hernandez.PNG
Family members have identified the 54-year-old man who was fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver in Koreatown Monday morning.]]>
<![CDATA[On Anniversary, Big Hopes for LA Hosting 2024 Games]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:55:39 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/212*120/lamc84rings.JPG
Thirty years ago, the 1984 Summer Olympics kicked off as the flame was lit in Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.]]>
<![CDATA[Student: Dental School Took Bite Out of Future]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 06:21:22 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/216*120/dentalschool.JPG
A small trade school in Pasadena promised a road to a better future. But many students feel like that road has ended in a dead end. A student emailed NBC4 saying the school she attended on the campus had simply...]]>
<![CDATA[How to Protect Yourself From Lightning Strikes ]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:32:13 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/nb+lightning.jpg
Lightning strikes may cause immediate injury or delayed problems that can take a day or two to appear. Dr. Bruce has advice on how to protect yourself.]]>
<![CDATA[4 Face Murder Charges in USC Student's Fatal Attack]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:18:37 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/usc+student+xinran+ji1.JPG
Two men and two minors face murder charges in connection with the fatal beating and robbery of a Chinese USC grad student as he walked home late at night after leaving an off-campus study group, police...

Photo Credit: Xinran Ji/LinkedIn]]>
<![CDATA[Feeling the Pain of Lightning Strikes, Again and Again]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:38:16 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/72814+Lightning.jpg
A day after a lightning storm killed a one man and injured others on a California beach, survivors describe pain, vision and hearing problems and other long-term affects

Photo Credit: Joey]]>
<![CDATA[OC Parents Accused of Leaving 3-Year-Old in Hot Car]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:58:19 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/hot-car-arrest-brea.jpg
A 3-year-old girl was recovering Monday after police found her inside a 104-degree car in an Orange County shopping mall parking lot one day earlier, officials said.]]>
<![CDATA[San Miguel Island to Remain Closed for Another Year]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:05:05 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/222*120/San+Miguel+Island.jpg
An island off the Southern California coast could be closed for a year as the U.S. Navy investigates whether unexploded bombs remain on the the island.

Photo Credit: Kevin Moore/National Park Service]]>
<![CDATA[Water Officials Reward Drivers in Dirty Car Challenge]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:33:07 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/203*120/Dirty+Car.jpg
Over the month of July, Ventura County water is hosting a dirty car contest to send a messy message about water usage across the state.

Photo Credit: Courtney Lindberg]]>
<![CDATA[Positive Plates: Heath's Dinnerware Exchange]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:22:36 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/heathhomeplate.JPG
Donate a dish, receive a discount on the same, and help the Skid Row Housing Trust.

Photo Credit: Heath Ceramics]]>
<![CDATA["Incredible Character": Venice Lightning Strike Victim]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 01:00:54 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/218*120/Nick+Family+Photo+7.JPG
A 20-year-old man who died after being struck by lightning in Venice Sunday is being remembered by his family as a “remarkable young man of incredible character.”

Photo Credit: Fagnano Family]]>
<![CDATA[Bryman College Files for Bankruptcy, Closes Campuses]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:34:56 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/bryman+college+campus+crop+5.JPG
Bryman College students were demanding answers Monday after learning their school closed all of its campuses since filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy days earlier.]]>
<![CDATA[One Killed When Pickup Slams Into Pedestrians]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:30:09 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/koreatown+fatal+hit+and+run.jpg
Police were searching for a hit-and-run driver who ran a red light, hit two vehicles, crashed into a group of pedestrians and killed one person in Koreatown Monday morning.

Photo Credit: Toni Guinyard]]>
<![CDATA[Lightning Causes Outage in Manhattan Beach]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 06:09:58 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/manhattan+beach+power+outage+lightning.jpg
More than 1,3000 customers were without power Monday morning after rare summer lightning took out a transformer in Manhattan Beach.

Photo Credit: OnScene.TV]]>
<![CDATA[LAPD Patrol Car Runs Over, Kills Man Lying in Street]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:56:46 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/naked+man+lapd+patrol+car+crash.jpg
A Los Angeles police patrol car struck and killed a man Sunday night who was lying on his back in the street in the Jefferson Park area southwest of downtown Los Angeles.]]>
<![CDATA["Like Scene Out of 'Jaws'": Chaos After Lightning Strike]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:05:31 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/venice-lightning-rescue.jpg
Beachgoers reported seeing a bright flash, hearing the sound of a loud explosion and witnessing the chaos that ensued along the coast during a fatal lightning strike in Venice on Sunday afternoon.]]>
<![CDATA[Exclusive: House, Car Torched in Fatal Lightning Storm ]]> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 19:23:02 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*213/redondo-beach-lightning-strike-1.jpg
A house and car in a Redondo Beach neighborhood were damaged by lightning on Sunday, July 27, 2014, the same day that at least nine people were struck by lightning in other parts of Southern...

Photo Credit: Michael Brown]]>