<![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-usSun, 19 Feb 2017 11:16:50 -0800Sun, 19 Feb 2017 11:16:50 -0800NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Interactive: Winter Storm Batters SoCal]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:20:47 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/big-rig-flooding-1280.jpg
The storm follows a series of systems that knocked out drought in large swaths of California, but left many areas in danger of landslides and flooding]]>
<![CDATA[Historic California Floods in Photos]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 12:32:49 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/190*120/BM_Oroville_Flood_2438-2_Color_12_23_1964.jpg
From the Great Flood of 1862 to this winter's soaking rains in Northern California, take a look back at some of the state's major floods.

Photo Credit: California Department of Water Resources]]>
<![CDATA[SoCal Beauty After the Storms]]> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 09:54:10 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/knbc-beauty-storm-tn-2.jpg
The sun is shining and skies are blue again in Southern California following a series of punishing storms.

Photo Credit: KNBC-TV]]>
<![CDATA[Man Shot to Death While Ordering From Taco Truck]]> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 10:17:07 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/taco-truck-shoting-021917.PNG
A man standing next to a taco truck in Compton was shot dead and two employees working behind a table near the truck were also wounded, a sheriff's deputy said Sunday.

Photo Credit: KNBC-TV]]>
<![CDATA[Civil Rights Activist Danny Bakewell Shares His Story]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 23:43:55 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Danny_Bakewell_1200x675_880425027859.jpg
We hear from civil rights activist, philanthropist and L.A. Sentinel Publisher Danny Bakewell, as he tells his story in his own words for the Life Connected Special: In Celebration of Black History Month on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017.]]>
<![CDATA[11-Year-Old Boy is a Young Voice With an Old Soul]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 23:04:25 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/215*120/170218-motown-musical-prodigy.JPG
CJ Wright, an 11-year-old musical prodigy from Upland, is playing a young Michael Jackson in the Broadway hit "Motown the Musical." John Cádiz Klemack reports for the Life Connected Special: In Celebration of Black History Month on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017.

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<![CDATA[Woman Breaking Through Walls, Knocking Down Barriers at LA City Fire Department]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 22:56:11 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/222*120/170218-kris-larson.JPG
Kristine Larson became the first black captain and is now the soon-to-be battalion chief of the Los Angeles City Fire Department. Lolita Lopez reports for the Life Connected Special: In Celebration of Black History Month on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017.

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<![CDATA[Disney's First African American Animator Encourages, Inspires Students]]> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 10:16:47 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/216*120/170218-ron-husband-animator.JPG
Retired animator Ron Husband is one of the first African American Walt Disney Studios animators. Toni Guinyard reports for the Life Connected Special: In Celebration of Black History Month on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017.

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<![CDATA[NHL Bye Week Format Takes Center Ice]]> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 06:08:00 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-633229644.jpg
The National Hockey League included a mandatory bye week for every team this season, but is it beneficial to get an extra week of rest? We take an introspective look at team's performances after a week of rest.

Photo Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Bruins Beat Trojans, Get Revenge on USC]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 21:13:39 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/UCLA-beat-USC-Lonzo-Ball.jpg
The UCLA Bruins avenged their late January loss when they beat the USC Trojans on Saturday night in Westwood

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<![CDATA[Union Station's Donald Young Helps Others Get From Here to There]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 20:53:12 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/215*120/170218-union-station.JPG
Donald Young sat in segregation on the railway to ride to a better life and eventually became the face of the welcome desk at Union Station. Conan Nolan reports for the Life Connected Special: In Celebration of Black History Month on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017.

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<![CDATA[Tuskegee Airmen Share a Battle on Two Fronts]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 20:52:47 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/tuskegee_airmen_1200x675_880422979836.jpg
One of the surviving Tuskegee Airmen Theodore Lumpkin shares his story of how he and the other Airmen helped win a war and change society. Beverly White reports for the Life Connected Special: In Celebration of Black History Month on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017.]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: DeAndre Jordan Dunks Over DJ Khaled]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 21:01:25 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/DJ+Dunks+Over+DJ+Khaled.jpg
Los Angeles Clippers' center DeAndre Jordan got the NBA Slam Dunk Contest off to a hot start as he jumped over a DJ booth, complete with DJ, DJ Khaled on Saturday in New Orleans.

Photo Credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Ski Trip is Reward for Family Escaping Car Fire]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 22:48:53 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/IE_Mountain_Snow_1200x675_880407107724.jpg
With rain, snow, slick highways, wind, and fog--not to mention chain control--the powerful storm made it challenging to get to the mountains this holiday weekend. The Bettinger family of Orange County faced an even bigger obstacle: driving up to a ski resort, their car caught fire and burned intensely. Shaken, suddenly car-less, but undeterred, they found a way to finish their trip. Patrick Healy reports for the NBC4 News at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017.]]>
<![CDATA[Santa Clarita Residents Help One Another With Storm Cleanup]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 19:53:24 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/258*120/170218-storm-cleanup.JPG
Residents and officials in Santa Clarita begin cleanup efforts following heavy rains. Jane Yamamoto reports for the NBC4 News at 6 p.m. on Feb. 18, 2017. 

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<![CDATA[Teen's Body Found in Creek After Being Swept Away]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 21:51:43 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/215*120/Thousand-Oaks-River.jpg
The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department found a teen's body in a remote area of the Arroyo Conejo Creek in Thousands Oaks on Saturday morning. The person was swept away by swift water during Friday's historic storms, officials said.

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<![CDATA[Duarte Residents Begin to Recover After Storm]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 19:47:37 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Storm_Duarte_Burn_Area_1200x675_880394819999.jpg
Duarte residents say one neighbor's invention helped them avoid more extensive damage from the heavy rains. Marin Austin reports for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Feb. 18, 2017. ]]>
<![CDATA[How to Report Storm Related Damage in Los Angeles County]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 17:11:50 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/AP_17048765875081.jpg
Residents and business owners can complete an online damage assessment survey by clicking here or visiting www.211la.org and clicking on the banner for Damage Assessment Survey. Residents can also call 211 LA County by dialing 211.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Crowds March Through Downtown LA in Immigration Protest]]> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 00:07:03 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/219*120/2-18-17+march+2.JPG
A coalition of groups and activists marched through downtown Los Angeles Saturday in protest of Trump's immigration policies, and to call on city leaders to make Los Angeles a sanctuary city, according to a statement about the event.

Photo Credit: Instagram user: @alexharrison247]]>
<![CDATA[Raw Video: Moorpark Street Flooding]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 10:22:59 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/02-18-2017-moorpark-street-flooding.JPG
Dan Buck captured this video of a flooded Moorpark Street in Studio City Friday Feb. 17, 2017.]]>
<![CDATA[Katherine Heigl's Former Home Finds a Potential Buyer]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 21:04:46 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/222*120/Heigl-Home-Thumbnail.jpg
Actress Katherine Heigl's former Los Feliz home, listed at nearly $3 million, has found a potential buyer.

Photo Credit: Jo David/Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Your February Storm Damage Photos]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 09:21:34 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/3d67e2a8097c442c8cf262c59879cc10.jpg
A Friday Feb. 17, 2017 storm turned out to be one of the strongest in years in Southern California with downpours and damaging winds. NBCLA users captured these images from around the region of downed trees, flooding and more damage.

Photo Credit: Stephanie Hodgson]]>
<![CDATA[Fire Engine Falls 50 Feet Down the Side of Freeway]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 23:55:22 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/fire-engine-falls-021717.PNG
Three firefighters managed to safely escape before their fire engine fell down 50 feet off the side of the freeway Friday in the Inland Empire.

Photo Credit: Inland News]]>
<![CDATA[Southern California Rain: Your Videos of Torrential Downpour]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 10:32:42 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/181*120/north-hollywood-rescue.JPG
Videos shared with NBC4 News Friday show flooded streets, downed power lines and mudslides in Southern California.]]>
<![CDATA[Person Found Dead Inside Car Submerged in Flood Waters]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:24:31 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/police+lights+rain3.jpg
One person was found dead inside a car fully submerged in storm waters on a day of widespread flooding across Southern California, officials said.]]>
<![CDATA[SoCal's Wettest Winter in Years]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 09:16:04 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/198*120/AP_17048602869388.jpg


Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Flooding Shuts Down Parts of 5, 110 Freeways]]> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 00:41:28 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/110-flooding-.jpg
Parts of freeways across Southern California were closing due to storm flooding, causing big problems for drivers during rush hour.

Photo Credit: cariwhitmore via Instagram]]>
<![CDATA[The Great Backyard Bird Count: It's On]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:26:13 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/swallowsshutterstock1.jpg
Assist Audubon in learning more about the feathery friends that frequent our neighborhoods. How? By joining a four-day count.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock]]>
<![CDATA[Thinking of Driving Through Flooding? Consider This]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:09:42 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Biggar_Water_Car_Social_1200x675_879943235577.jpg
With so much flooding on the roads, it may be tempting to try to drive through standing water. NBC4 meteorologist David Biggar explains how a small amount of water can cause big problems.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Dies After Being Shocked by Downed Power Lines]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:25:41 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Aerials_Storm_Weather_Rain_Chopper_1200x675_879663171783.jpg
A 55-year-old man died Friday after coming in contact with downed power lines in Sherman Oaks during a powerful storm, authorities said.]]>
<![CDATA[Thousands Without Power as Storm Downs Trees, Power Lines]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:51:14 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Storm-Friday-0217.jpg
As strong winds and drenching rain moved slammed into Southern California, thousands of people lost power as downed trees and debris took down power lines.]]>
<![CDATA[Young Lakers Feature on All-Star Friday]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:06:46 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Lakers-All-Star-2017-Lakers-Russell-Ingram.jpg
D'Angelo Russell and Brandon Ingram will represent the Los Angeles Lakers at the 2017 All-Star Rising Stars Challenge

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Vintage NoHo Depot Now a Coffee House]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:26:50 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/depotnohogroundworkmetro.jpg
Groundwork Coffee's newest location was built off Lankershim in 1896. A renovation, and some TLC, has led to the ailing depot's transformation as a place to grab a hot beverage and bite.

Photo Credit: LA Metro]]>
<![CDATA[Best Picture Films Snub Older Americans, Study Finds]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:43:19 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP_8059758781.jpg
The older you get, the more likely you are to be stereotyped, ridiculed or ignored by Hollywood filmmakers, according to a new study from USC. The survey of the most critically acclaimed movies shows filmmakers are under and misrepresenting older Americans.

Photo Credit: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP]]>
<![CDATA[Raw: Storm Moves Into Southern California]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:25:56 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Aerials_Storm_Weather_Rain_Chopper_1200x675_879663171783.jpg
Raw video from early Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, shows a heavy storm moving into Southern California. NewsChopper4 was over downtown Los Angeles, and NBC4 also had a crew in Santa Monica, where wind whipped up at the beach.]]>