<![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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:22:22 -0700 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:22:22 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA["Man of Honor": Colleagues Remember Fallen Officer]]> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:07:55 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/cortijo-722.jpg
Friends and colleagues of a Los Angeles police motorcycle officer are remembering him as one of the hardest working and most generous officers in the department.]]>
<![CDATA[PM Forecast: Warmer Temps Monday]]> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 22:08:37 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/140420-pm-wx_1200x675_232595523741.jpg
Expect warmer temperatures to start the week before a cool down by midweek. Byron Miranda has the forecast for Sunday, April 20, 2014.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Allegedly Stabs Nurse at Torrance Hospital]]> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:14:54 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/thomas-robert-fredette-nurse-stabbing.jpg
A nurse at a hospital in Torrance was hurt Sunday morning by a man who walked into the facility, grabbed her from behind and stabbed her in the ear with a sharp object, sheriff’s officials said.

Photo Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department]]>
<![CDATA[Free Game Tickets in Dodgers New Program]]> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 17:31:03 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/201*120/183603158.jpg
LA-area youths get a Dodgers Stadium experience as the team launches new initiative .

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Dodgers Score Big in Win over Arizona]]> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 17:27:30 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/april-19-2014-kemp-either-dodgers.jpg
The Dodgers offense overcame defensive mistakes and shaky relief pitching to top the Diamondbacks in a high scoring affair.

Photo Credit: Harry How/Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Nurse Stabbed at Sylmar Hospital]]> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 22:22:06 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*120/LAgenerics+crime+scene+police+tape+do+not+cross.jpg
A nurse was in critical condition after allegedly being stabbed by a man who bypassed a hospital’s weapons screening area in Sylmar early Sunday.]]>
<![CDATA[Authorities Search for Escaped Inmate ]]> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:00:29 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/murrayupdated.jpg
Prison officials are searching for a 49-year-old inmate firefighter who escaped from the Oak Glen Camp in San Bernardino County.]]>
<![CDATA[Alleged Ventura County Bank Robber Surrenders]]> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:34:06 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/219*120/web-camarillo-bankrobber.jpg
Four days after allegedly robbing a bank in Ventura County, a 32-year-old man surrendered to authorities in Las Vegas on April 12, officials said.

Photo Credit: Ventura County Sheriff's Office]]>
<![CDATA[Teen Killed When SUV Slams Into Palmdale Apartments]]> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 22:37:51 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/web-giselle.jpg
A teenage girl was killed in her sleep early Sunday when an SUV plowed into the first story of an apartment complex in a Southern California and struck her.

Photo Credit: Twitter]]>
<![CDATA[One Person Dead After Crash In Gardena]]> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:50:35 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/255*120/405+fatal.PNG
A stretch of the Northbound 405 freeway was closed while investigators were on scene and has since then been re-opened.

Photo Credit: Loudlabs Media]]>
<![CDATA[Slain Irvine Couple Remembered on Wedding Date]]> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:57:17 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/quan-lawrence-tribute.jpg
April 19 was the day that Monica Quan and Keith Lawrence had planned to get married.

Photo Credit: Sylvia Quan]]>
<![CDATA[Arrest in Claremont Sex Assault Case]]> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 21:52:34 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/claremont-sex-assault-sketch.jpg
An arrest has been made in connection with the sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl at her Claremont home last month, police said.

Photo Credit: Claremont Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Cloudy AM, Sunny PM]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:45:15 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/140419pmwx_1200x675_231689283945.jpg
Expect a cloudy start to Easter Sunday in SoCal, but lots of sunshine by the afternoon with above-average temperatures. Byron Miranda has the forecast for Saturday, April 19, 2014.]]>
<![CDATA[Warriors Edge Clippers in Nail Biter]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 17:17:17 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/485660627.jpg
The Clippers and Warriors played an exciting Game 1 at Staples Center, but the Warriors edged the Clippers in a close game on Saturday.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Westlake High Coach Accused of Sexually Assaulting Girl]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:42:52 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/coach-Robert-Garza.jpg
A Westlake High School softball coach has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl.]]>
<![CDATA[SoCal Del Taco Hits Customers With Big Bills]]> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 06:21:43 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/179*120/del-taco-web.jpg
About 150 people who ordered from Del Taco food chain in Santa Paula, Calif., were mistakenly charged thousands of dollars for burritos, tacos and soft drinks. Some customers had gone into negative...

Photo Credit: Flickr]]>
<![CDATA[Magnitude-4.3 Earthquake Strikes Kern County]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 17:07:40 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/191*120/lake+isabella+map.JPG
A magnitude-4.3 earthquake struck near Lake Isabella at 5:15 a.m. Saturday.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Falls Approx. 40 Feet Trying to Cross Street]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:53:14 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/217*120/katella+ave+fall.JPG
A man is in serious condition after falling nearly 40 feet into the Santa Ana River bed when he was trying to cross a street near the Honda Center in Anaheim Friday, police said.]]>
<![CDATA[Mother, Son Tasered During Home Invasion]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:41:13 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/highland+home+invasion+mother.JPG
A Highland resident says she’s just grateful to be alive after four robbers broke into her home and threatened her and her 30-year-old son for nearly an hour while the house was ransacked.]]>
<![CDATA[Police Beef Up Patrol After Park Bathroom Assaults]]> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:53:10 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/206*120/men%27s+bathroom+sign.JPG
Police are looking for the man they believe sexually assaulted two boys this week at park restrooms in the South Bay.]]>
<![CDATA[Dodgers Lose in Extra Innings]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 02:20:13 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/dodgers+player+web+ready.gif
The Dodgers lack of clutch hits in the late innings ultimately does the team in during Friday night's loss to the Diamondbacks]]>
<![CDATA[What to Know About the Pot Industry]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:53:49 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/97541776.jpg
April 20, once a counterculture holiday when potheads would gather to celebrate and smoke pot, is turning into a blockbuster event that has the potential to bring in millions in tax and tourism dollars...

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Farmers Market Vendor in Hot Water Over Stolen Fish]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:49:18 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Fish+Men.jpg
Two Southern California fisherman are in hot water over allegations they swiped fish caught by other fishermen and sold it as their own -- some of it at the popular Hollywood Farmers Market.]]>
<![CDATA[Ex-School Admin Pleads Not Guilty to Sex Crimes Charges]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:11:48 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/cardosacrop4.jpg
A decade after her alleged sexual abuse ended, A Southern California woman says she gathered the courage to not only confront her abuser, but did it publicly by recording their conversation and then posting...

Photo Credit: Riverside County Sheriff's Department]]>
<![CDATA[Ex-Youth Coach Gets Life in Prison For Child Abuse]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 02:01:22 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/200*120/Valenticourt1.JPG
A former youth soccer coach was sentenced to 130 years to life in prison Friday for molesting more than a dozen children.]]>
<![CDATA[Disgruntled Employee Arrested at LA Times Building]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:43:09 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/196*120/01-times.JPG
Police arrested a man on Friday who they said was depressed and threatening workers inside the downtown LA building used by The Los Angeles Times.]]>
<![CDATA[Kobe Bryant Checked Out Before Season Was Up]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:07:49 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/464700169.jpg
Lakers star Kobe Bryant logged a season to forget off the court during the 2013-14 campaign.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Coach Bullied Softball Players: Students]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:39:04 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/208*120/01-PATRIOTHS.JPG
Members of a Southern California high school girl’s softball team complained on Friday to administrators about a coach who they say verbally humiliated and embarrassed them.]]>
<![CDATA[SoCal Boys Get Buddy Bench for Playground]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:34:43 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/buddybench231.JPG
Two Southern California elementary school students headed to Home Depot to get a buddy bench installed on their playground. The custom bench will serve as a way for lonely students to find a playmate...]]>
<![CDATA[SoCal Boys Foster Friendships With "Buddy Bench"]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:38:36 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/buddybench231.JPG
Two Southern California boys are hoping to reverse the bullying and loneliness that plagues school campuses by adding a bench to their playground -- but it's no ordinary bench.

Photo Credit: Mark Tibbetts]]>
<![CDATA[Los Angeles E-Cigarette Ban Takes Effect]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:09:11 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/E-Cig-I-Team.jpg
E-cigarette smokers took their final legal puffs as the ordinance that bans the device from bars, nightclubs, restaurants and other public places took effect at midnight Saturday.]]>
<![CDATA[Teacher in Fight With Student Reinstated]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 03:57:33 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/182*120/01-fight.JPG
A Southern California teacher who was put on paid leave from his job after he was seen in a fight with a student caught on camera was reinstated.]]>
<![CDATA[Study: Majority of CA Voters Would Expand Pre-K]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:12:26 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/215*120/0805-preschool.jpg
Legislation winding through the state is being pushed to with the hope of relieving the pain in the pocketbook for low-income families who want their kids to get an early start for a good education.

Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area]]>
<![CDATA[Gunman Sentenced in USC Shooting, Slams Head on Table]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:27:49 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/spencer-brandon-usc-shooting.jpg
A 21-year-old man was sentenced Friday to 40 years to life in prison in a shooting that wounded four people near a Halloween party nearly two years ago on the University of Southern California campus.]]>
<![CDATA[Sketches Released in Possible UC Riverside Attacks]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:15:21 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/212*120/ucr-suspects-web.jpg
Authorities have released composite sketches and are asking for the public’s help in finding two men they suspect attempted to abduct women in separate incidents at UC Riverside Saturday.

Photo Credit: UC Riverside Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Coroner Rules Coachella Attendee Death an Overdose]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 03:57:31 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/203*120/kimchi-Truong-coachella-death.gif
A 24-year-old woman who attended the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival last weekend died of an apparent overdose of illicit drugs and alcohol, according to the Riverside County Coroner's Office.]]>
<![CDATA[SoCal Dog Aids in Oso Mudslide Search and Recovery]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:58:37 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/RECOVERY+DOG.JPG
A Southern California cadaver dog sent to Oso, Washington to aid in the mudslide search and recovery has returned home after being an instrumental part in the discovery of a young child’s body.]]>
<![CDATA[GM Replacement Parts Could Take Weeks to Arrive]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:18:11 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/cobalt.JPG
General Motors car dealerships were supposed to start receiving replacement parts for the 2.6 million vehicles that have been recalled due to faulty ignition switches nearly two weeks ago, but many...

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Murrieta Man With Sock Fetish Arrested Again]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:10:52 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/garciasockfetishCROP.jpg
A Southern California man who police say has a fixation for socks worn by girls was re-arrested in connection with an attempted kidnap after having previously been arrested in connection with harassing...

Photo Credit: Murrieta PD]]>
<![CDATA[FBI's Most Wanted Fugitive From SoCal]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:54:40 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/195*120/fbibishop.jpg
One of the FBI's 10 Most Wanted Fugitives accused of the 38-year-old hammer slayings of his family of five has ties to Southern California.

Photo Credit: FBI]]>
<![CDATA[Scientists Worry Sea Lion Epidemic May Return]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:36:33 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/sicksealion8.jpg
An increase in the number of stranded sea lion pups in Southern California has scientists and marine mammal experts asking the question, "Could it be happening again?"

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA["Disastrous": Evacuations Lifted After Overnight Standoff]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:22:17 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/216*120/standoff-whittier-april18.gif
A Whittier neighborhood remained on lockdown late Thursday as a SWAT standoff prompted by a possible hostage situation continued into the night.

Photo Credit: Toni Guinyard]]>
<![CDATA[Gas Prices Skyrocket Across SoCal ]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 03:57:23 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/gas8.jpg
Gas prices in Southern California have reached their highest point since 2013]]>
<![CDATA[Cause of Fire Truck Crash Into Restaurant Probed]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 03:57:21 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/217*120/firetruckcrash1.JPG
Officials held a press conference to talk about the fire truck crash that injured 15 people when it slammed into a Monterey Park restaurant.

Photo Credit: NewsChopper4]]>
<![CDATA[Fugitive Caught After Pursuit]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 03:57:24 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/212*120/pursuit-suv-april17.jpg
Hours after a massive downtown Los Angeles manhunt and pursuit, a fugitive wanted by the FBI was caught miles away in the San Fernando Valley.]]>
<![CDATA[LA Film Student Surprised With "Cash for Kindness"]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:59:58 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/205*120/ellen-cash-d1ZY39EG.jpg
A film student and aspiring actor was stunned to learn his act of kindness -- helping a stranger who had dropped an armful of items on a sidewalk -- would be rewarded with $1,000 in cash as part of a "Cash...

Photo Credit: The Ellen DeGeneres Show]]>
<![CDATA[No Bomb Threat in Exposition Park Area]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:27:00 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/216*120/web-expo-park.jpg
Authorities said a suspicious package in front of a post office in the Exposition Park area Thursday contained combustible Easter egg paraphernalia, but no bomb.]]>
<![CDATA[Sentences for City of Bell Officials]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:07:24 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/spaccia-sentence-bell.gif
After stealing millions in public funds from the City of Bell, officials are being given prison sentences for their crimes.]]>
<![CDATA[911 Calls Reveal Chilling Moments After Bus Crash]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 03:57:24 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/217*120/AP619076443222.jpg
The 911 calls released Thursday reveal audible cries of fear in the moments after the fiery Northern California bus crash that claimed 10 lives while en route to Humboldt State University last Thursday.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[LAX Terminal Reopens After Bomb Threat Investigation]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:22:16 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/72351172_10.jpg
Part of Los Angeles International Airport was evacuated Thursday morning for a bomb threat investigation.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>