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California King Salmon Rebounds After Drought

Trolling off the California coast, Sarah Bates leans over the side of her boat and pulls out a long, silvery fish prized by anglers and seafood lovers: wild king salmon. Reeling in a fish “feels good every time,” but this year has been surprisingly good, said Bates, a commercial troller based in San Francisco. Bates and other California fishermen are reporting one of the best salmon fishing seasons in years, thanks to heavy rain and snow that ended the state’s historic drought. It’s a sharp reversal for chinook salmon, also known as king salmon, an iconic species that helps sustain many Pacific Coast fishing communities. Commercial salmon catches have surpassed official preseason forecasts by about 50%, said Kandice Morgenstern, a marine scientist with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Harvests have been particularly strong in Morro Bay, Monterey and San Francisco, but weaker along California’s northern coast. “We’re really surprised to be seeing this many fish being landed so far this season,” Morgenstern said. The salmon rebound comes after three years of extremely low catches that resulted from poor ocean conditions and California’s five-year…

Man Killed in Deputy-Involved Shooting in Stanton

A man is dead after he was shot and killed by an Orange County sheriff’s deputy in Stanton on Wednesday. The incident happened when deputies responded to a family disturbance call around 7:30 p.m. in the 10000 block of Sycamore Avenue, according to Carrie Braun with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. At some point during the interaction, a man was fatally shot by deputies, although specific details were not immediately available. The man is described as a Hispanic male in his 50s. His identity has not been released. No deputies were injured. The Orange County District Attorney’s Office is conducting an investigation, per protocol.

Ontario Mother Left Suicide Notes Indicating Plan to Kill Her 2 Daughters First, Police Say

A mother found unresponsive in the same Ontario home where the bodies of her two daughters were discovered Tuesday afternoon left a pair of suicide notes indicating her plans to kill them and then herself, police said during a news conference Wednesday. The mother, who has not been identified, is in stable condition at a local hospital following her apparent suicide attempt. She remains unresponsive and has not given a statement to investigators, Ontario Police Department Sgt. Bill Russell said. Because she is still receiving treatment and has not talked, the mother has not been arrested or charged at this point, Russell said. “Her ability to talk or comprehend is still undetermined,” he said. The girls’ father, who had seen his 14-year-old and 4-month-old daughters before leaving for work Tuesday morning, discovered their bodies inside the home’s garage when he returned later in the afternoon. The father called police and has been cooperative with investigators despite being distraught. “He’s lost everything at this point,” Russell said. Investigators found a pair of suicide notes indicating the mother’s intention to kill the children and then herself, Russell…

LA County Sheriff’s Deputy Shot In Parking Lot Of Lancaster Station, Suspect Still At Large

LANCASTER (CBSLA) – The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a tweet that two adults were detained Wednesday night in Lancaster after a sheriff’s station was targeted by gunfire, leaving one deputy wounded, but said that the suspect was still at large. The deputy, identified as 21-year-old Angel Reinosa, was shot in the shoulder. According to the sheriff’s department, Reinosa had been stationed in Lancaster for three months as part of the patrol division. “He is doing great, thankfully,” Capt. Todd Weber said. “The wound was minor, and he’s been treated and he’s doing well.” The shooting was reported just before 3 p.m. in the parking lot of the Lancaster Sheriff’s station in the 500 block of Lancaster Blvd., according to sheriff’s officials. Deputy Morgan Arteaga of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau said that other deputies were fired upon, but escaped uninjured. The deputies were in the parking lot behind the station when the shots were fired. The gunfire was directed toward the station’s helipad area, the Los Angeles Times reported. The shots were believed to have been fired from an adjacent apartment building that,…

Villanueva Pushes Back On Judge’s Ruling On Deputy Rehiring, Criticizes Board

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Sheriff Alex Villanueva pushed back Wednesday on a judge’s ruling that said Caren Mandoyan — the deputy who was fired after being accused of stalking and domestic violence only to be rehired by Villanueva — turn over his badge and gun and stop referring to himself as a deputy for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Villanueva also criticized the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors, which has sued the sheriff’s department to block the rehiring stating that the sheriff was “endangering public trust.” And though this dispute centers on one deputy accused of misconduct, both sides maintained that there are larger issues at hand. Villanueva said that this is ultimately a labor issue — one about people being unjustly or unnecessarily fired. “The facts are this is case is about five people — five powerful LA County supervisors who are suing the sheriff because they insist the sheriff cannot hire or fire employees even though I was elected by the voters to run this department,” Villanueva said. The sheriff argued that Mandoyan, who once volunteered on his political campaign, should not…

Young Norco Man Relates Nasty Encounter With Baby Rattlesnake

NORCO (CBSLA)  — Once bitten and twice shy? Bryce Russell, 19, of Norco doesn’t seem to be all that shy when it comes to talking about his too-close encounter with a rattlesnake Sunday. It was a baby snake, but one big enough to carry enough venom to kill. He related the experience to CBS2/KCAL9’s Nicole Comstock and seemed rather matter-of-fact about it. “I mean they’re tucked up, but you can see where they pop out when they strike,” Russell says. He is talking about the snake’s fangs. He showed Comstock the fangs that dug into his foot. Small snake, big surprise. It had to be a bit scary, she asked. “Yeah,” he says, “it was certainly a little uncomfortable. I wasn’t really expecting that.” He had already walked in and out of the house, as had some of his family members. They live right next to hills with hiking trails. But none of the family noticed the rattle snake — about 18 inches long —  coiled up on the corner of their shaded porch on the scorching hot day. While the snake planned a nap,…

Man Shot and Killed by Deputies in Stanton

A man is dead after he was shot and killed by an Orange County sheriff’s deputy in Stanton on Wednesday. The incident happened when deputies responded to a family disturbance call around 7:30 p.m. in the 10000 block of Sycamore Avenue, according to Carrie Braun with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. At some point during the interaction, a man was fatally shot by deputies, although specific details were not immediately available. The man is described as a Hispanic male in his 50s. His identity has not been released. No deputies were injured. The Orange County District Attorney’s Office is conducting an investigation, per protocol.

LA County Sheriff’s Deputy Shot In Parking Lot Of Lancaster Station, 1 Person Detained

LANCASTER (CBSLA) – The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said one person was detained Wednesday night in Lancaster after a sheriff’s station was targeted by gunfire, leaving one deputy wounded, authorities said. The deputy, identified as 21-year-old Angel Reinosa, was shot in the shoulder. According to the sheriff’s department, Reinosa had been stationed in Lancaster for three months as part of the patrol division. The shooting was reported just before 3 p.m. in the parking lot of the Lancaster Sheriff’s station in the 500 block of Lancaster Blvd., according to sheriff’s officials. Deputy Morgan Arteaga of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau said that other deputies were fired upon, but escaped uninjured. The deputies were in the parking lot behind the station when the shots were fired. The gunfire was directed toward the station’s helipad area, the Los Angeles Times reported. The shots were believed to have been fired from an adjacent apartment building that, according to Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris, housed mentally ill residents. “It’s a building filled with people who are being treated for mental illness, of course it’s a concern,” Parris said. “Of…

Racist, Anti-Immigrant Fliers Found on San Jose State Campus as Classes Begin

Fliers containing racist and anti-immigrant content were found plastered across the campus of San Jose State, university officials announced Tuesday, a day before classes began. In a blog post Tuesday, President Mary Papazian said the fliers, which violated the university’s “time, place and manner regulations,” were quickly removed. Discrimination would not be tolerated on campus, she said. “As the new academic year unfolds, we may see more activity that is inconsistent with our core values of diversity, inclusion, respect and understanding,” Papazian wrote. “And while we will not suppress freedom of speech — to do so would negate those same core values and our mandates as a public institution of higher learning — we will continue to review and enforce all appropriate policies and procedures governing such activity on campus.” University officials could not immediately be reached for comment Wednesday. It was not clear when or where the fliers were posted. Read the full story on LATimes.com. 

Nearly 350,000 Homeowners in High-Risk Wildfire Areas Denied Insurance Policy Renewals Since 2015

New California data shows insurance companies declined to renew nearly 350,000 home insurance policies in areas at high risk for wildfire since the state began collecting data in 2015. The data released this week did not say how many people who lost their insurance were able to purchase it elsewhere or how much more it cost. It also showed total new and renewed insurance policies increased in fire risk areas during the same period. Loss of home insurance or spiking policy prices are one consequence of California’s deadly and destructive wildfires in recent years. The state did not collect the same data before 2015, making it difficult to get a wide view of changes in the state’s home insurance market. Still, lawmakers, regulators and homeowners alike say they’re concerned about the effect of devastating wildfires on homeowners. Joel Laucher, an insurance department consultant, told lawmakers Wednesday that insurers are requesting premium hikes “in record numbers.” The department received 25 requests for rate increases in 2015, compared with 69 in 2018, with even more requests likely this year. But the insurance industry noted the number of…

Total Hoopla! Arcadia’s Mayor Pro Tem Says Basketball Courts Bring Undesirables To Town

ARCADIA  (CBSLA) —  Eisenhower Park in Arcadia is undergoing a complete transformation. There are new picnic areas and baseball diamonds. But CBS/KCAL9’s Randy Paige reports the basketball courts that used to be here are not coming back. Some say it’s not that people don’t like the game, some don’t like the players. At last night’s city council meeting, Arcadia Mayor Pro Tem Roger Chandler said unsanctioned basketball tournaments.attract undesirable people. “They come from out of town, they take over the basketball courts,” he said. “I personally observed some of the folks, and they’re not the type that I would drive into Arcadia,” he said. Paige spoke to people who live next to the park. Blanca Gomez has lived next to the park for 30 years. She never recalls seeing anyone undesirable on the court and wants to see the play area return. “I would love to see them,” she says. Howard Benioff has lived two houses down for 40 years. “We walk by there every day, and I’ve driven up the street when I’m not walking, and I’ve never seen a bad element there,” Benioff…

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