‘Equal Playing Field’ Documentary – KCAL9 and CBS2 News, Sports, and Weather

‘Equal Playing Field’ Documentary – KCAL9 and CBS2 News, Sports, and Weather

Smash And Grab Crimes On Rise Across CaliforniaSmash and grab burglaries are on the rise across California. Billionaire businessman and The Grove owner Rick Caruso lashed out at local leaders after the Nordstrom at The Grove Monday night was hit by up to 20 smash-and-grab burglars. Tom Wait reports.

CBSNLA: The Rundown (Nov. 24 AM Edition)Here are the latest headlines in local news and weather. Updated twice daily.

Man Run Down, Killed By Driver In Downtown LA Following ArgumentPolice are searching for a driver who struck and killed a man in downtown Los Angeles early Wednesday morning following an argument.

Amber Lee’s Weather Forecast (Nov. 24)A high of 69 for the beaches and 70 for the valleys Wednesday.

3 Killed, 3 Injured In Massive Manhattan Beach WreckThree people were killed and another three hurt in a multicar wreck in Manhattan Beach Tuesday night.

Critics Blame Watered-Down Penalties For Recent Crime WaveCritics think the recent crime wave is a result of years of lawmakers – and even voters – watering down penalties for committing these acts. Tom Wait reports.

Bobby Cagle, Director Of LA County DCFS, To Step DownOn Tuesday, the director of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), Bobby Cagle, notified county leaders that he plans to resign as of Dec. 31.

NASA And SpaceX Rocket Bound For Asteroid BeltThe SpaceX rocket launched from Vandenberg and it released a satellite into space. If all goes well, in September, it will fly into an asteroid circling the Earth. The asteroid, Dimorphos, is roughly the size of a kitchen table, is in a fixed orbit around a much larger asteroid called Didymos. 

Athletes Unlimited Starting New Women’s League With a TwistA new pro league is on it’s way, merging the playground court with the hardwood. Athletes Unlimited will give women a shot to play pro ball outside the WNBA, but with some rules more in line with pick-up games. Kristin Smith has the story

Pasadena Police Continue To Investigate Deadly ShootingTwo people are dead after a dispute between two men escalated to a shooting in Pasadena Tuesday afternoon.

NASA And SpaceX Launches Rocket Meant To Save Earth From AsteroidsThe mission, dubbed Double Asteroid Redirection Test, or DART is the space agency’s new initiative to create a planetary defense system protecting the globe from a potentially devastating asteroid strike.

Emotional Holiday Homecoming For Travelers At LAXIt was an emotional holiday homecoming for travelers arriving to LAX on Tuesday, seeing their family members for the first time since the pandemic began. CBSLA Reporter Jake Reiner has the story.

LAPD Forming Special Task Force To Tackle Slew Of ‘Follow Home Robberies’Sara Donchey reports from Hollywood where 23-year-old Joe Gutierrez was shot and killed while coming to the aid of a woman believed to be targeted by suspects linked to a slew of so called “follow home robberies.” Chief Michael Moore of the LAPD also announced Tuesday

No Sanctions Will Be Imposed On Valencia Branch Laboratory After Operator Addresses Record-Keeping ‘Deficiencies’The Valencia Branch Laboratory, which has performed millions of COVID tests on samples from a network of more than 4,700 specimen collection sites, was determined to have corrected all previously identified deficiencies, according to a letter sent Monday by the California Department of Public Health.

Northbound 1-5 Backed Up For Miles Due To Fatal Collision Prompting SigAlertSky9’s Desmond Shaw reports overheard in Santa Clarita where a collision between a semi-truck and an SUV resulted in a fatality Tuesday. Officials with CHP issued a SigAlert while they conducted an investigation into the crash and traffic in the area remains slow for miles.

Super Scoopers Deliver Water Salute To Long-Time FirefighterAfter a training flight in Van Nuys, the super scoopers delivered a water salute to 24-year veteran aerial firefighting pilot Michel “Sam Eagle” Boulanger.

Smash and Grab Thefts Have Retailers And Shoppers Worried For Businesses And SafetyCritics say the recent crime wave is a result of years of lawmakers — and even voters — watering down penalties for committing these acts.

Fatal Crash On Northbound 5 Freeway In Santa Clarita Prompts SigAlertOne person is dead after a crash involving a semi and an SUV on the northbound 5 Freeway at Gavin Cyn. CHP has issued a SigAlert and the number one, two and three lanes will be blocked for up to an hour while authorities conduct an investigation.

ENCAMPMENT BANThe L-A City Council has voted to send to a committee a motion that would ban homeless encampments across the city.

Police Continue To Investigate Deadly Shooting In East PasadenaThe incident was first reported at about 2:30 p.m. in the area of Orange Grove Boulevard and Sunnyslope Avenue. At some point during the incident, there was a hostage situation which was quickly resolved. Nicole Comstock reports.

Shopping Expert Gives Tips On How To Get The Best Presents Without Breaking The BankConsumer Affairs Lecturer Zoe Engstrom from California State University, Long Beach shares advice on how shop for the holidays without maxing out your credit card.

Historic Katowitz Menorah Moved To LA City Hall Ahead Of ChanukahWith Chanukah set to begin at sundown this coming Sunday a historic 17th-century menorah is being shipped from Chabad Lubavitch in Westwood to Los Angeles City Hall.

Deadly Hollywood Shooting Likely Linked To String Of Follow-Home RobberiesJeff Nguyen reports from Hollywood where a man was fatally shot after coming to the defense of a woman who was being attacked by suspects likely linked to a slew of recent “follow home robberies.”

Selena Gomez Announces February Launch Of New Mental Health PlatformOn the day of her first Grammy nomination, actress and singer Selena Gomez announced the February launch of WonderMind, a mental health platform meant to connect people with educational resources while lessening stigma related to issues of mental illness.

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