<![CDATA[NBC Southern California - Southern California News]]>Copyright 2017https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC4_40x125.png NBC Southern California https://www.nbclosangeles.comen-usThu, 14 Dec 2017 05:38:04 -0800Thu, 14 Dec 2017 05:38:04 -0800NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Former Cedars Sinai Nurse Sues Surgeon for Alleged Attack]]> Thu, 14 Dec 2017 05:36:59 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/200*120/cedars+sinai+nurse+attack.jpg
A former charge nurse at a Cedars-Sinai Medical Center affiliate facility is suing a surgeon at the center, alleging that he attacked her.

Photo Credit: Paula Rickey]]>
<![CDATA[Evacuations Continue as Thomas Fire Burns 238K Acres]]> Thu, 14 Dec 2017 05:21:08 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/thomas-fire-121117-gif1.gif
Continuing to scorch areas in Santa Paula and Ventura for a 10th day, the Thomas Fire reached a peak of 238,000 acres by Wednesday evening.

Photo Credit: KNBC-TV]]>
<![CDATA[Hollywood Burbank Airport Implements Pet Therapy Program]]> Thu, 14 Dec 2017 03:39:22 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/dog-collar-generic.jpg
The Hollywood Burbank Airport is offering travelers a stress reliever that has four legs and wags its tail.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Stroke Survivor's Home Consumed by Creek Fire]]> Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:42:10 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/200*120/stroke+survivor+LAUSD+teacher.jpg
Stroke survivor and retired Los Angeles Unified School District teacher Jeffrey Smith, 65, has been living in a hotel with his caretaker since the devastating Creek Fire destroyed his Santiago Canyon home.

Photo Credit: KNBC-TV]]>
<![CDATA[Thomas Fire Smoke Besieges Two Counties]]> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 22:40:18 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/215*120/171213-thomas-fire-smoke.JPG
Only during previous wildfires has air quality declined to thelevels afflicting Ventura and Santa Barbara counties during the past week, and authorities cannot recall air pollution levels remaining so poor for...

Photo Credit: KNBC-TV ]]>
<![CDATA['Balls of Ice' Crash Through Roof of San Bernardino Home]]> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:55:24 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/218*120/121317-ie-ice-plane-crashes-through-home-web-3.JPG
A San Bernardino couple had a frighteningly close call when large "balls of ice" fell from the sky and crashed into their bedroom on Sunday.]]>
<![CDATA[Elderly Pacoima Woman Scammed Out Of Savings]]> Thu, 14 Dec 2017 04:49:40 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/121317-elderly-pacoima-woman-scammed.PNG
A 75-year-old woman from Pacoima was robbed of her savings after befriending two strangers who held her hostage and threatened her life if she didn't hand over $6,000.

Photo Credit: KNBC-TV]]>
<![CDATA[Fake Fingerling Danger: How to Spot the Hazardous Knock-Offs]]> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:49:58 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/Fake_Fingerling_Danger_How_to_Spot_the_Hazardous_Knock_Offs.jpg
One of this season's hottest toys could pose health hazard to your children if you accidentally buy a knock-off. NBC4 shows you how to spot the fakes. Randy Mac reports for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m.]]>
<![CDATA[Giving Warmth: LAPD Officers Deliver Coats to Kids in Need]]> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 22:40:09 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/LPADcoats1.jpeg
Los Angeles Police Department officers were on hand to deliver warmth and smiles to kids in need.As part of their first "Coats from Hollenbeck Cops" event, officers from the LAPD's Hollenbeck...]]>
<![CDATA[Wishing Tree: Parents Get Repaid for Kindness]]> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:23:36 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Fritz_Wishing_Tree__Parents_Get_Repaid_for_Kindness.jpg
Fritz Coleman surprises a retired couple that gives back to their community on behalf of abused women and children by granting them a holiday wish for all their efforts. Fritz Coleman reports for the NBC4...]]>
<![CDATA[Heroin Ring Operated Like Pizza Delivery Service]]> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:45:48 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Photo_Array.jpg
In raids across multiple counties, the DEA on Wednesday took down a "heroin distribution machine" they say earned $250,000 a week packaging and selling the drug.]]>
<![CDATA[Photos: Bring on the Ugly Christmas Sweaters]]> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:14:46 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ugly+sweaters+thumbnail.jpg
It's that time during the holiday season when the ugly comes out. That's right: it's ugly Christmas sweater time.

Photo Credit: Rudy Chinchilla]]>
<![CDATA[Classic LA: Longtime Studio City Diner to Close Its Doors]]> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:29:46 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Dupar+3.jpg
Du-Par's, known for its legendary buttermilk hot cakes, is closing its Studio City location on Jan. 1. This was their first location after they expanded from the Original Farmer's Market where they debuted...

Photo Credit: Khallid Shabazz]]>
<![CDATA[7-Week-Old Baby Hurt in Deputy-Involved Crash in Riverside]]> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:54:00 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/baby-crash-riverside-deptuy.JPG
A 7-week-old baby suffered bleeding in the brain among other injuries after a crash involving a Riverside County Sheriff's patrol SUV, the family said Tuesday.

Photo Credit: KNBC-TV]]>
<![CDATA[Regal Cinemas Debut Cheetos Popcorn]]> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:53:17 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Regal_Cinemas_Debut_Cheetos_Popcorn.jpg
Regal Cinemas are making a dangerously cheesy move, introducing Cheetos-dusted popcorn nationwide. Today in LA reports Dec. 13, 2017.]]>
<![CDATA[Snow-Tubing Santa, a Seasonal Big Bear Sight]]> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:09:06 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/santabbtubing.jpg
Mr. Claus will call upon Big Bear Snow Play for a day of photos and, yes, riding the hill.

Photo Credit: Big Bear Snow Play]]>
<![CDATA[Delight in Tradition, Music, and Piñatas at Olvera's Las Posadas]]> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:42:14 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/leopolitiposadaolvera1.jpg
Old songs, tasty champurrado, and a Pastorela all play a part in the nine-night observance.

Photo Credit: Leo Politi]]>
<![CDATA[Baker Struggles With Gunman in Doughnut Shop Armed Robbery]]> Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:16:18 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/203*120/12-13-2017-donut-shop-buena-park.jpg
A gunman leaped over a counter and scuffled with an employee before opening fire on the man during an armed robbery caught on security cameras Wednesday at a Buena Park doughnut shop.

Photo Credit: Buena Park PD]]>
<![CDATA[Iconic Randy's Donuts Expanding to El Segundo and Beyond]]> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 07:17:04 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/randys-donuts-1-2017.JPG


Photo Credit: KNBC-TV]]>
<![CDATA[Farewell to Whit: Memorable Moments on Today in LA]]> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 06:45:52 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Whit_Goodbye_Farewell_Moments.jpg
Take a look back at some of the great Today in LA moments with Whit Johnson. Video broadcast Wednesday Dec. 13, 2017 on NBC4.]]>
<![CDATA[Fire Crews Fully Contain Rye Fire]]> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 06:06:04 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/549809d80f6a4c45b40bf538a1aead9f.jpg
The Rye Fire, which destroyed at least six structures, damaged three more and consumed 6,049 acres near Santa Clarita was fully contained Wednesday.

Photo Credit: Lee Alpert]]>
<![CDATA[Queen Mary's CHILL: Tubing, Ice Bumper Cars, More]]> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:34:37 -0800
Queen Mary's CHILL is opening Wednesday in Long Beach. Michelle Valles reports from an ice bumper car on Today in LA Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017.]]>
<![CDATA[Celestial Fireworks: The 2017 Geminid Meteor Shower ]]> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 23:57:48 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/geminds2013_jcc_960.jpg
Nighttime sky-watchers willing to brave the cold can look forward to a spectacular display of shooting stars Wednesday night.The Geminid meteor shower, which returns every December, is widely regarded as...

Photo Credit: Juan Carlos Casado via NASA]]>
<![CDATA[Bob Baker Marionettes, Spreading Holiday Smiles]]> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:49:56 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/demi03bobbaker_sm.jpg
Enjoy the nostalgic sweetness of the Bob Baker Marionette Theater's 'Holiday on Strings.'

Photo Credit: Bob Baker]]>
<![CDATA[Enjoy Free Admission as Santa Barbara Zoo Reopens]]> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:22:01 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/SBZooSnowLeopardFestivalSnow22323.jpg
The animal park had been shuttered due to the Thomas Fire.

Photo Credit: Santa Barbara Zoo]]>
<![CDATA[Firefighters Continue to Battle Thomas Fire on Day 10]]> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:44:55 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Firefighters_Continue_to_Battle_Thomas_Fire_on_Day__10.jpg
The Thomas Fire reached 25 percent containment at 237,500 acres Wednesday. Jonathan Gonzalez reports on Today in LA Dec. 13 2017.]]>
<![CDATA[Report: Lakers Tell Lonzo Ball's Father to Calm Comments]]> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:52:18 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Lakers-talk-to-Lonzo-Ball-father.jpg
Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations Earvin "Magic" Johnson spoke to the father of Lonzo Ball about public comments the father made questioning the Lakers' coaching staff.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Janitor Arrested After Cellphone Discovered Inside Restroom]]> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 23:07:03 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/TLMD-esposas-handcuffs-st1.jpg
A janitor was arrested last week after a hidden cellphone was found inside the faculty restroom of an Inland Empire elementary school.]]>
<![CDATA[Cyclist Fights for His Life After Hit-and-Run]]> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 22:21:53 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Cyclist_Fights_for_His_Life_After_Hit_and_Run.jpg
A 52-year-old cyclist was riding his bike with family when a black SUV hit him and didn’t stop. The father of three remains unconscious in the ICU fighting for his life. Kim reports for the NBC4 News at 5...]]>
<![CDATA[Lakers Lose to Knicks in Overtime]]> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 19:38:28 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Lakers-vs-Knicks-Porzingis-Lonzo-Ball.jpg
In front of a national audience and the Ball family sitting courtside, the Los Angeles Lakers fell to the New York Knicks 113-109 at Madison Square Garden in an overtime thriller where Kristaps Porzingis scored...

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Elderly Couple Loses Home in Fire]]> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:38:24 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/12-12-17-Thomas.JPG
It's tight quarters, but Ruth and Jack Forehand, their daughter Dawn and dog Bambi are grateful.]]>
<![CDATA[Beers Start Flying When Man Tries to Rob Liquor Store]]> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 21:36:27 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/beer+fight+suspect.JPG
An attempted liquor store robbery turned violent when a man who tried to steal beer instead started slinging cans of the cold ones at the clerk.

Photo Credit: Craig's Liquor]]>
<![CDATA[Photos: Inside Elvis and Priscilla Presley's Honeymoon Home]]> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:16:51 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/knbc-elvis-presley-palm-springs-home-tn.jpg
Elvis Presley's honeymoon hideaway in the Southern California desert is back on the market.

Photo Credit: The Associated Press/Rodeo Realty]]>
<![CDATA[Devotees Celebrate the Appearance of the Virgin of Guadalupe]]> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:33:53 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/PROCESSION+MASS+VIRGEN+GUADALUPE+87.jpg
The procession to the Virgin of Guadalupe is the oldest religious tradition in Los Angeles.]]>
<![CDATA[Thomas Fire: Donation Drive at the Mullin Automotive Museum]]> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 18:16:00 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Mullin+Museum+Exterior.jpg
The Oxnard car museum is collecting sleeping bags, flashlights, and more items for those impacted by the fire.

Photo Credit: Mullins Museum]]>
<![CDATA[Jurors Consider Death Penalty in Boy's Torture-Murder Case]]> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:25:09 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/232*120/11-13-2017-gabriel-fernandez-isauro-aguirre-child-abuse-trial.jpg
Jurors began their first full day of deliberations Tuesday in the penalty trial of a Palmdale man convicted of the torture- murder of his girlfriend's 8-year-old son.

Photo Credit: Family Photo/KNBC-TV]]>