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Rare snow falls in Southern California, residents freak out

An unusually cold winter storm system brought snow to southern California, a sight so rare that the National Weather Service had to send out the definition of snow, freezing rain and sleet. Snowfall was reported in the neighborhoods of Calabasas, Sylmar, Northridge, Pasadena, Rancho Cucamonga and ev


Foothill Unity Center Plans Tribute to Betty Sandford

Foothill Unity Center (FUC) will host a reception in honor of Betty Sandford on Thursday, Feb. 21 from 3-5 p.m. at their facility in Monrovia at 790 W. Chestnut. This celebration of all the kindnesses of Betty is open to the public. Betty’s decision to sell her Monrovia home and move closer to her c


RARE SIGHT: Snowfall seen in cities across SoCal - including Los Angeles County

LOS ANGELES -- Snow was falling Thursday in a number of Southern California communities that rarely see freezing temperatures, much less snowfall. The precipitation - relatively light in low-lying communities - was delighting many residents who were taking to social media to post pictures of the unu


Monrovia Duarte Black Alumni Teach Black History at Bradoaks Elementary

On Tuesday afternoon, KGEM host Ralph Walker spent several hours with students at Bradoaks Elementary School sharing his personal knowledge of the Civil Rights movement, as well as struggles and anguishes African-Americans endured at the hands of slave owners.


PetSmart in Monrovia & Pasadena Celebrate National Adoption Weekend

On Friday, Feb. 22 through Sunday, Feb. 24, nearly 4,000 animal welfare organizations will bring adoptable pets, from puppies and dogs, kittens and cats, guinea pigs, rabbits and other furry, scaly and even a few feathered friends into over 1,600 PetSmart stores for PetSmart Charities’ National Adop


Family of ‘ER’ actress Vanessa Marquez files $20 million wrongful death claim against Southern California city

Attorneys representing the mother of actress Vanessa Marquez, who police shot and killed in August 2018, filed a $20 million wrongful death claim against South Pasadena on Wednesday, alleging that officers acted negligently and unlawfully during the incident that began as a welfare check call. Autho


Los Angeles County Gets Rare Snowfall and Icy Roads

It has been unseasonably cold and — dare I say it— wintry in Los Angeles in February, and now we are in for a rare sprinkling of snow on Thursday, according to an early morning report by the National Weather Service.


California lawmakers propose soda tax, banning cola at checkout areas

Lawmakers in California are aiming to curb the state’s consumption of sodas and other sugary beverages with a variety of proposed legislation announced on Wednesday. The bills, spearheaded by five state lawmakers, include measures that would require health warnings on sugary soft drinks, and proposa


Storm brings snow to low levels in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Snow fell at low levels in Southern California on Thursday with the arrival of a very cold storm that added even more precipitation in a wet winter that has almost eliminated drought conditions statewide.


City Council Meeting | Friends Remember Vanessa Marquez

Two friends of actress Vanessa Marquez, who was fatally shot by South Pasadena Police last summer, spoke at Wednesday’s City Council meeting seeking answers to what happened inside a Fremont Avenue apartment building leading up to the shooting.


Man Killed, Woman Wounded In West Covina Shooting

WEST COVINA (CBSLA) — A man was killed and a woman wounded in a shooting in West Covina, police said Thursday. The shooting was initially reported as assault with a deadly weapon in the 1200 block of South Larimore Avenue. When officers arrived at about 8:45 p.m., they found the two victims both suf


Kaiser Permanente to open medical school in Southern California, offer free tuition for first classes in 2020

Kaiser Permanente is opening a hospital-run school of medicine in Pasadena, announcing Tuesday, Feb. 19 it would waive tuition for its first five graduating classes in an attempt to jump-start medical careers minus the typical crushing student debt.


MAGA-hat wearing teen claims California high school wouldn't permit her to wear hat

A high school student who reportedly wanted to sport her “Make America Great Again” hat at her California school this week wasn’t able to because of the dress code. Clovis North High School senior Maddie Mueller sought to wear the hat bearing President Trump’s campaign slogan on Wednesday upon the r


El Monte police release sketch of attempted rape suspect

We now have a sketch of a man wanted for the attempted rape and kidnapping of an 18-year-old woman in El Monte over the weekend. Gigi Graciette shows us the suspect and the shocking attack caught on a security camera.


California sheriff releases graphic video of deadly police shooting

A man pulled over for a traffic stop, rolled his window down, drew a handgun and opened fire on cops before being fatally shot by a deputy, graphic video released Wednesday by a sheriff's department in Northern California shows.


LA Deputy Stole Pot, Cash During Fake Downtown LA Raid, Feds Say

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Three more men were arrested Thursday in a scheme involving a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy who led a fake drug bust last year at a downtown L.A. warehouse that resulted in the theft of 1,200 pounds of marijuana and $645,000 in cash and money orders.


Police Need Help Locating Missing West Covina Boy

WEST COVINA, Calif. – The West Covina Police Department is seeking the public’s help to locate a critical missing boy. Victor Garcia, 12, is Hispanic, 4’9″, 92 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at around 5:10 p.m. at Queen of the Valley Hospita


Metro may scrap its bike locker program because of thieves, break-ins and inappropriate usage

Thieves have routinely broken into LA Metro bike lockers placed at train stations, stealing bicycles and ransacking the personal contents stored inside and prompting the transit agency to consider scrapping the program.


It’s snowing in Los Angeles, from Malibu to La Cañada

A cold storm system brought traveling through the Santa Monica Mountains Thursday sprinkled hillside neighborhoods above Malibu with rarely seen winter weather. Snow and graupel fell near Simi Valley, according to the National Weather Service, and residents of Calabasas, La Cañada Flintridge, and Sy


Shooting in West Covina sends 2 to hospital

Two people were sent to hospitals after police found them with gunshot wounds in a West Covina neighborhood on Wednesday night. Information on their conditions was not immediately available.