Most popular 2021 pet names in Los Angeles revealed

Rover released its annual list of most popular pet names, and this year, the trends are pretty nerdy. Rover, a company that pairs people with pet sitters and dog walkers, said it used its database of customers to assess which names are most popular. It also conducted a survey of 1,000 pet owners in the U.S. to collect even more data, the company said. The company noted lots of trending names from streaming shows released over the past year, including Wanda (as in “WandaVision”) and Daphne from Netflix’s “Bridgerton.” The trendiest name, with a 4,000% increase in popularity this year, was Grogu, a reference to “The Mandalorian.” Names inspired by cryptocurrency (like Doge and Bitcoin) were another trend nationwide in 2021, says Rover. Dogs named after Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are also becoming more popular. From tummy tucks to facelifts: Pet plastic surgery is happening in Ohio There was also a 131% rise in pets named Siri, says Rover, though that seems like a recipe for confusion if your iPhone is always responding when you’re trying to call your dog inside. And we’re not…

In-N-Out Burger Appears Defiant As Enforcement Of LA’s Proof Of Vaccination Requirement For Indoor Dining Begins

UNIVERSAL CITY (CBSLA) – Even with the threat of fines of up to $5,000, it appears that one of California’s most iconic fast food chain restaurants, In-N-Out Burger, remains defiant as enforcement of the city’s mandate that customers’ proof of vaccination be confirmed for indoor dining goes into effect. CBSLA’s political reporter Tom Wait visited In-N-Outs across the city Tuesday night and found that it was business as usual, despite the fact that burger chain could face fines. Nov. 30, 2021 At no point, during any of the visits to five different locations, was Wait ever asked to show proof of vaccination, not while entering the restaurants, while ordering or even while sitting a table indoors. RELATED: In-N-Out Burger Courted By Florida Governor After Not Enforcing Vaccine Rules In Some Areas Of California When the first vaccine mandates in the state began this fall in the Bay Area, the burger chain refused to comply. It was fined and forced to close all indoor dining rooms. In October, the company released a statement, reading in part: “In-N-Out Burger strongly believes in serving all customers who visit…

Missing Teen Jasyre “Eli” Robinson, Last Seen November 23, Found in Bakersfield

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Authorities on Tuesday were searching for a missing 17-year-old who was last seen Nov. 23 at a family Thanksgiving gathering. Jasyre “Eli” Robinson, last seen in the 2400 block of E. 126th Street in Compton, used a rideshare service that was supposed to arrive in Carson, but dropped him off near the Manhattan Beach Pier. According to a KTLA report, Robinson was found safe in Bakersfield with family members on Tuesday evening. According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, social media hints suggest edthat Robinson might still be in the Manhattan Beach area. The 17-year-old is described as a Black male, 6 foot 6 inches tall, 185 pounds, with brown eyes and short black hair. He was last seen wearing a black shirt saying, “Don’t Boss Up, Moss Up,” gray sweats and light blue Crocs. Police encouraged anyone with information about his whereabouts or anyone who might’ve seen Robinson to call the Sheriff’s Missing Person’s Unit at 323-890-5500. Anonymous tips can be made through Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or online at LACrimestoppers.org

No LeBron? No problem: Despite Slow Start, Lakers Beat Kings, 117-92

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Without LeBron James and despite a slow start, the Los Angeles Lakers pulled out a win against the Sacramento Kings, 117-92. James was scratched off the lineup after he was placed into the health and safety protocols. James has missed 12 of the 23 games so far this season. With tonight’s win, the Lakers improve to 5-7 without their star player. SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 30: Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers dunks the ball against the Sacramento Kings during the second half at Golden 1 Center on November 30, 2021 in Sacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) The Lakers turned to forward Anthony Davis to carry the brunt of the scoring with the big man scoring 25 points on 12 for 22 shooting while grabbing seven rebounds. On the defensive side, Davis protected the interior with two blocks and a pair of steals. After stellar shooting performances in…

Kings Winger Brendan Lemieux Suspended For Biting Opponent

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The NHL has suspended Los Angeles Kings left winger Brendan Lemieux following an incident in which Lemieux bit his opponent during a fight on the ice. Lemieux allegedly bit Brady Tkachuk of the Ottawa Senators during their game on Saturday, November 27, in which the Kings won 4-2. He was promptly ejected after the scuffle, at least following his five minute period in the penalty box. Tkachuk showed officials the bite marks on his hand, which led to Lemieux’s ejection. Lemieux was suspended for five games on Tuesday. He was also fined $38,750. The league issued a video statement, where they addressed the incident: “This is not a hockey play. This is a player delivering a forceful, intentional and potentially dangerous bite to the bare hand of another player with sufficient force to puncture the skin. Such actions will not be tolerated.” Tkachuk unleashed a ferocious rant in a postgame press conference, defaming Lemieux’s character in the process: “It was the most gutless thing somebody could ever do. This guy, you can ask anyone of his teammates, nobody ever wants to play…

Suspicious item at LAX prompts employee evacuations, road closures

A suspicious item prompted airport employees to be temporarily evacuated and some streets to be closed near Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday evening, officials reported. At around 6:15 p.m., an “anomaly” was observed through an X-ray on a cargo package at Asiana Cargo located at 5700 block of Century Blvd., according to Karla Rodriguez of Los Angeles Airport Police. Authorities set up a command post and perimeter, and some employees were evacuated. Rodriguez said units from the Los Angeles Police Department Bomb Squad responded to the scene to investigate. By 8:30 p.m., police had cleared the suspicious item and were working to reopen eastbound Century Boulevard between Airport and Aviation which was temporarily closed. There was no impact to flight operations. Police have cleared the suspicious item and the road should be opening shortly. Thank you for your patience.— LAX Airport (@flyLAXairport) December 1, 2021

Authorities Seeking Pursuit Suspect That Attempted To Run Officer Over

BEVERLY HILLS (CBSLA) – A Beverly Hills Police Department pursuit turned into a manhunt on Tuesday evening. The incident began when a BHPD officer attempted to pull a vehicle over for unknown reasons. The suspect attempted to run the officer over with their vehicle before fleeing the scene – the officer was not injured. A short pursuit ensued, ending when the driver exited the vehicle and fled on foot. Authorities have now set a perimeter and are searching an area in Beverly Hills near Wilshire and Santa Monica, on South Linden Drive and Charleville Boulevard. The suspect is described as an African American male, it is unclear if there are more suspects wanted at the time. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputies are also on scene. This is a developing story. Check back for details. 

Police Investigated Suspicious Item At Cargo Facility Near LAX, Prompting Street Closures Tuesday

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Officials at LAX said Tuesday night that police were investigating a suspicious item, closing some of the nearby streets. “Eastbound Century Boulevard Between Airport and Aviation is closed for a police response to a potentially suspicious item. Please use alternative routes and allow extra time in the area,” officials tweeted at 7:08 p.m. About an hour and a half later, LAX’s twitter feed reported that authorities had cleared the suspicious item and that the road closures would be clearing shortly. Police have cleared the suspicious item and the road should be opening shortly. Thank you for your patience. — LAX Airport (@flyLAXairport) December 1, 2021

Sheriff’s Department Booked a $22.2 Million Budget Surplus in 2021

Share this article:The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department closed the fiscal year ended June 30, 2021, with a $22.2 million surplus, despite exceeding its budget for overtime by more than $50 million, according to a report to the Board of Supervisors Tuesday. It was the first time the department closed the year without a deficit since the 2016-17 fiscal year, and it did so even after repaying a $63.4 million loan provided by the county to cover an earlier deficit. The report by county Chief Executive Officer Fesia Davenport on the sheriff’s department’s $3.6 billion budget was received and filed along with a host of other agenda items without any comment by members of the board. The result was a surprise given that the board was told in June to expect a deficit from the department. Sheriff Alex Villanueva and his management team’s success in cutting overtime by nearly $100 million from prior year levels was the primary driver of the surplus, according to Davenport. Yet overtime still totaled $180.4 million, an overrun of more than $50 million or nearly 40%. Davenport said other measures…

Man Pleads Guilty to Molesting Two Sisters in Costa Mesa

Share this article:A 70-year-old Costa Mesa man, who volunteers to chaperone children at a local church, pleaded guilty Tuesday to sexually assaulting two sisters and was immediately sentenced to 20 years in prison. The mother of two girls, ages 12 and 14, contacted police in September 2020 to allege that Mark Allen Korando Sr. had inappropriately touched her daughters, according to Roxi Fyad of the Costa Mesa Police Department. Korando sexually assaulted the sisters in 2016 and in 2019, according to court records. Police would not say how Korando met the siblings, but they said Korando would chaperone groups of girls from a local church on out-of-state trips to provide services for needy people, Fyad said. The church was not identified, but police said it was in the 1700 block of Baker Street. The only church in that vicinity is Mesa Verde United Methodist Church at 1701 Baker St. Korando pleaded guilty to four counts of forcible lewd act on a child and six counts of lewd or lascivious act with a minor younger than 14, all felonies, according to court records. Man Pleads Guilty…

UC, Cal State admissions deadlines extended after surge of last-minute applications crashes systems

The University of California and California State University extended their admissions deadlines Tuesday after both systems faced connectivity issues as a crush of students raced against an 11:59 p.m. deadline to submit their applications. UC has extended its deadline to 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 1, but students must have started an application by Tuesday to be accepted into the system. Cal State Fullerton, Long Beach and San Luis Obispo also extended their application deadlines to 11:59 on Dec. 1, and Cal State Fresno, Los Angeles, Pomona, San Diego and San Jose extended their deadlines to Dec. 15. Other campuses had previously set later submission deadlines. Both college systems described the problems on Twitter as connectivity issues. “Due to an unusually high number of users trying to access the site at the same time, some prospective students may have experienced challenges in submitting applications, and we apologize for any inconvenience,” Cal State spokesperson Toni Molle said. Read the full story on LATimes.com.

Investigators track ammunition in fatal shooting on ‘Rust’ film set

Authorities pursued new leads Tuesday on possible sources of live ammunition involved in actor Alec Baldwin’s fatal shooting of a cinematographer on the New Mexico set of a western movie, as they searched the premises of an Albuquerque-based firearms and ammunition supplier. The search took place after a provider of firearms and ammunition to the ill fated movie production for “Rust” told investigators that he “may know” where live rounds came from, describing ammunition he received from a friend in the past that had been “reloaded” by assembly from parts. A revolver fired by Baldwin during a “Rust” rehearsal on Oct. 21 killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and left a projectile lodged in the shoulder of director Joel Souza, for doctors later to remove. Baldwin was told the revolver was “cold” and had no live rounds, investigators say. Seth Kenney and his business PDQ Arm & Prop provided movie-prop ammunition and weapons to the “Rust” production. Kenney told a detective on Oct. 29 that “a couple years back, he received ‘reloaded ammunition’ from a friend,” and that the ammunition stood out in his memory because a…

17-year-old missing for a week after Uber ride from Compton to Manhattan Beach Pier found safe

Family members desperately searching for a 17-year-old Moreno Valley boy who had been missing for one week after getting in to an Uber in Compton say the boy was found safe Tuesday evening. Before he was reported missing, Jasyre Robinson was last seen on Nov. 23, 2021, at 2:40 p.m. in the 2400 block of E. 126th Street, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release. Family members told KLTA Robinson was at his mother’s house and told a friend he was taking an Uber to his grandmother’s home in Carson, but for some reason was dropped off near the Manhattan Beach Pier, an area where he has no known ties. “My heart hurts. My baby’s been gone for seven days today,” Chantel Walker, Robinson’s mother, said tearfully before he was found. “I reported him missing within hours of knowing something was not right. And we’re here seven days later and my baby’s still not home.” Early Tuesday, Robinson’s family walked around the pier in Manhattan Beach handing out missing person’s fliers. Family members told KTLA that the teen was later located with…

Former Major League Pitcher Ricky Romero Teams Up With Other Pros To Host Free Camp

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Ricky Romero, a former pitcher in the MLB, always dreamed of coming back home to East Los Angeles and giving back to his community. “It’s always been a dream of mine to be able to do this,” Romero said. “It all started in a group chat and here we are. We’re hosting our second annual camp.”  Seven years after leaving the MLB Romero created the Ricky Romero Baseball Camp, a free one-day clinic in East Los Angeles. This year the camp was hosted on the same field Romero’s father played Sunday league baseball.  “Coming back here, it just brings back a lot of feelings, a lot of emotions,” said Romero. I still remember coming here as a young kid. My dad used to play Sunday league and this place did not look like this. The community here doesn’t have enough of baseball support as it should have.”  This year, 50 high school kids spent the day running drills and training with Romero as well as other professionals. “It’s the least I can do for kids,” said Atlanta Braves pitcher Jesse Chavez. Chavez…

Arrest Made In Burbank Hit-And-Run

BURBANK (CBSLA) – Authorities with the Burbank Police Department made an arrest in a hit-and-run incident that left two pedestrians injured early Tuesday morning. Burbank resident Sadeghi Taraneh, 31-years-old, was arrested and booked on suspicion of felony hit-and-run. At around 9 a.m., Taraneh was driving eastbound on Palm Avenue when she failed to make a full stop at a stop sign as she was attempting to make a right turn. As a result, she ran into a woman and her baby, who was in a stroller. Both pedestrians who were struck by Taraneh’s vehicle sustained serious injury and were transported to a nearby medical facility. They are both in stable condition. Authorities have ruled out drugs, alcohol and speed speed as factors of the incident, and an investigation is ongoing. They urge anyone with information to contact BPD Detective Ryan Murphy at 818-238-3103. (© Copyright 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)

Police Investigating Suspicious Item Near LAX, Causing Street Closures

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Officials at LAX said Tuesday night that police were investigating a suspicious item, closing some of the nearby streets. “Eastbound Century Boulevard Between Airport and Aviation is closed for a police response to a potentially suspicious item. Please use alternative routes and allow extra time in the area,” officials tweeted. This is a developing story. Please check back for details.  Eastbound Century Boulevard between Airport and Aviation is closed for a police response to a potentially suspicious item. Please use alternative routes and allow extra time in the area. — LAX Airport (@flyLAXairport) December 1, 2021

Foo Fighters Announce 2022 Tour With Shows At Banc Of California Stadium

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA)  — The Foo Fighters are taking the stage in Los Angeles in 2022. The band announced their “Live In North America 2022” tour Tuesday which included two shows at the Banc of California Stadium in L.A. FOO FIGHTERS LIVE IN NORTH AMERICA 2022 Tickets are on sale Friday, Dec. 3rd at 10am local time. Watch your inbox for pre-sale details! Pre-sales start TODAY!https://t.co/FCmtxn4srM#FF2022 pic.twitter.com/tU2hov24yc — Foo Fighters (@foofighters) November 30, 2021 The Foo Fighters will play at the stadium on Aug. 18 and Aug. 20. Pre-sale tickets were available starting Tuesday and all other tickets go on sale Friday, Dec. 3 at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at TicketMaster.com. In July, the band postponed their concert at The Forum following a “confirmed COVID-19 case within the Foo Fighter organization.” The concert was resechuled for Aug. 26. Their show would have been the first live event with fans at the reopened Forum after more than a year being closed due to the pandemic.

Public’s help sought to ID driver in fatal hit-and-run of 72-year-old Long Beach man

Police are asking for the public’s help to identify the driver of a fatal crash in Long Beach that claimed the life of a 72-year-old man. The crash happened at the intersection of East Artesia Boulevard and Atlantic Avenue on Nov. 12, the Long Beach Police Department said in a news release. The victim was identified as David Bermudez. Police said the driver was behind the wheel of an early to mid-2000s Toyota Camry. The car was described as being dark-colored, with tinted windows and a missing hub cap on the front driver’s side tire. Anyone with information regarding the collision is asked to contact Detective Joseph Johnson of the Long Beach Police Department Collision Investigation Detail at 562-570-7355.