Oxnard Police Seize Loaded Handgun, Make Two Arrests During Traffic Stop

OXNARD (CBSLA) – Patrol deputies with the Oxnard Police Department conducted a traffic stop early Sunday morning in the 2100 block of East Gonzalez Road that led to the arrest of two men and the seizure of a loaded handgun. The driver of the pick-up truck, Luis Ornelas, was determined to be on searchable probation, according to Oxnard PD. During the search, the passenger, Julio Cervantes, was arrested for felony possession of a loaded 9mm P80 handgun. Ornelas was arrested for being a being a felon with in possession of ammunition. Investigators at Oxnard PD are urging anyone with information regarding this case or any other criminal activity to contact the department at 805-385-7600 or online at the Oxnard Police Department Website.

Pujols Helps Dodgers To 7-Game Season Sweep Of Nationals

LOS ANGELES  (AP) — Albert Pujols hit a go-ahead single as a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers completed a seven-game season sweep of the Washington Nationals with a 5-1 win Sunday. Los Angeles has won a season-high nine straight games since getting no-hit on June 24 by the Chicago Cubs, who have lost nine in a row. The Dodgers improved to a season-best 22 games over .500 at 53-31 following a sweep of the four-game series. “Great series all the way around,” Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts said. Beat-up Washington has lost four in a row. “It was a tough weekend. We’ve just got to keep playing, keep our heads up,” Washington manager Dave Martinez said. In a game that started shortly after 11 a.m. on the Fourth of July, Joe Ross (5-8) threw his fastest pitch since the 2016 NL Division Series, a year before Tommy John surgery, making a 97.2 mph offering to Matt Beaty in the first inning. The score was tied 1-1 when Gavin Lux doubled leading off the seventh inning. Pujols, the 41-year-old three-time MVP…

LA County Reports 457 New Cases of COVID-19

Share this article:Los Angeles County reported 457 new cases of COVID-19 and four additional deaths Sunday, but health officials said the number of cases and deaths likely reflect reporting delays over the weekend. Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 inched up from 278 on Saturday to 284, with the number of COVID patients in ICU units in the county increasing from 70 to 77, according to state figures. Sunday’s figures brought the county’s totals to 1,252,303 cases and 24,502 fatalities since the pandemic began, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. The county’s rate of infections has grown alarmingly over the past several days. Health officials say the increase is being fueled by the rise in COVID-19 variants, particularly the more contagious Delta variant. They added that with four million residents in L.A. County still unvaccinated and a tripling of cases over the past week, there is enough risk for the variant to pose a significant threat. The variant is believed to be responsible for more than 26% of current COVID infections in the United States, and is also blamed for rampant infections in…

Pacoima Man Killed in Rollover Crash in Riverside

Share this article:A 21-year-old Pacoima man died when his off-road vehicle rolled over in Riverside, police said Sunday. The solo-vehicle crash was reported at about 2:50 a.m. Saturday near Buena Vista Avenue and the Santa Ana river bottom, according to the Riverside Police Department. According to police, the man was driving a 2016 Polaris RZR 1000. First responders attempted life-saving measures on the driver but he died of his injuries at the scene, police said. The crash was under investigation. Pacoima Man Killed in Rollover Crash in Riverside was last modified: July 4th, 2021 by Contributing Editor

Brush fire burning in Gorman area scorches 200 acres, prompts evacuations

A brush fire erupted close to the 5 Freeway in the Gorman area Sunday afternoon, prompting officials to order nearby evacuations. The fire, dubbed the Tumbleweed Fire, had scorched about 200 acres and was burning at a rapid rate amid gusty winds, the Los Angeles County Fire Department tweeted at 2:30 p.m. BRUSH FIRE | FS77 | SB I5 Fwy at Gorman Road | #Gorman | Approx. 200 acres burning at a rapid rate in gusty winds. Requesting a 2nd alarm response. @LASDHQ starting evacuations south of Gorman OHV park. This is the #TumbleweedFire – #LACoFD pic.twitter.com/4lQKSVD4kG— L.A. County Fire Department (@LACoFDPIO) July 4, 2021 The fire was reported near Gorman Post Road and the Southbound 5 Freeway, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Evacuations were underway for the Gorman Park area in Gorman, the Sheriff’s Department tweeted. Motorists were asked to avoid the area to allow emergency vehicles to get through. There was no immediate word on the cause of the fire. Check back for updates on this developing story.

Amber Alert canceled after 11-year-old abducted in Modesto is found safe; search continues for suspect

An Amber Alert issued Sunday for an 11-year-old boy authorities said was abducted by his father a day earlier has been canceled after the boy was found safe, the Modesto Police Department stated. The search for the boy’s father is ongoing, according to the Police Department. The suspect, identified as Walter Fernando Zuniga Lara, is also suspected of stabbing the boy’s mother in the parking lot of a Motel 6 on West Orangeburg Avenue prior to the abduction, the Police Department stated. The attack left the mother in critical condition. Lara was said to have initially fled with the boy in a silver BMW with a California license plate number of 8PWD288. The vehicle was found Sunday morning, but the boy and father had not yet been located, according to a tweet from the California Highway Patrol. Officials canceled the Amber Alert after the boy was found a few hours later, the CHP tweeted just before 1:15 p.m. The Modesto Police Department said the child was found safe but the suspect was still outstanding. The Amber Alert had been in issued across Merced, Madera, Fresno,…

Man Accused Of Brandishing Knife, Stealing 2 Watches In Ventura Robbery

VENTURA (CBSLA) — Authorities on Sunday arrested a man in connection with a robbery in Ventura. The incident unfolded around 2:30 a.m. in the 1300 block of Greenock Lane. It was there that officers responded to a report of a robbery. When they arrived, they learned that two victims in a car were confronted by a man who brandished a knife. Both victims subsequently had their watches stolen by the suspect, who fled in a dark-colored sedan. Officers located the suspected vehicle and arrested the man on suspicion of robbery. He was identified as Christopher Hernandez. Prior to the robbery, authorities say Hernandez showed the victims his gang tattoo and claimed he was a member of a gang. Hernandez was subsequently booked.

Caitlyn Jenner discusses run for governor on Inside California Politics

Among the candidates hoping to take Gov. Gavin Newsom’s job in the recall election this September is Caitlyn Jenner. The former Olympic athlete and self-described political outsider has never held office, but insist she’s the right person for the job. She sat down with Inside California Politics’ Frank Buckley this week for a wide-ranging interview. The 71-year-old Jenner — who won the men’s Olympic decathlon in 1976 and decades later became a reality TV star and came out as a transgender woman — announced her candidacy back in June in a written statement on Twitter. “The final decision was two months ago, three months ago. I’m watching TV. I’m looking at bad policies. Horrible outcomes, coming across these kids in cages. It just shows you what bad policies can do,” Jenner said, describing when she decided to run for governor. Jenner said her immigration plan would involve a border wall. “As governor, I would finish the wall on state land, where you can finish the wall,” she said. “I think we need controlled immigration in this state. We need to know the people that are…

Two Men Killed in Suspected Gang-Related Shooting in Wilmington

Share this article:Two men in their 40s were fatally wounded just before midnight in a gang-related shooting in Wilmington, authorities said Sunday. The victims, aged 40 and 44, began arguing with two other men at 11:59 p.m. Saturday in the 900 block of North Neptune Avenue, when the suspects pulled out handguns and fired some shots, the Los Angeles Police Department reported. Paramedics rushed both victims to an area hospital, where they were pronounced dead. The suspects fled in an unknown direction. The LAPD’s Harbor Community Station urged anyone with information regarding the shooting to call them at 310-726-7700. Two Men Killed in Suspected Gang-Related Shooting in Wilmington was last modified: July 4th, 2021 by Contributing Editor

Man Critically Wounded in Shooting Near 110 Freeway in South LA

Share this article:A 27-year-old man was shot and critically wounded Sunday near the Harbor (110) Freeway in South Los Angeles, authorities said. The shooting occurred a little before 1 a.m. in the 300 block of West 61st Street, the Los Angeles Police Department reported. Paramedics rushed the victim to an area hospital, where he was listed in critical condition. It was not immediately known if the shooting was gang-related. Anyone with any information regarding the shooting was urged to call the LAPD’s Newton Community station at 323-846-6547. Man Critically Wounded in Shooting Near 110 Freeway in South LA was last modified: July 4th, 2021 by Contributing Editor

Joey Chestnut sets new record at post-pandemic hot dog eating contest

Chowdown champ Joey “Jaws” Chestnut broke his own record to gulp to a 14th win in the men’s Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest on Sunday, while Michelle Lesco took the women’s title. Chestnut downed 76 franks and buns in 10 minutes. That’s one more than he did in setting the men’s record last year, when the contest unfolded without fans because of the coronavirus pandemic. “It just felt good,” Chestnut, of Westfield, Indiana, said in an ESPN interview after his win Sunday. “Even if I was uncomfortable, having everybody cheer me and push me, it made me feel good.” Lesco, of Tucson, Arizona, downed 30 ¾ dogs in 10 minutes and called her win “an amazing feeling.” Reigning women’s champ and record-holder Miki Sudo skipped this year because she’s expecting a baby in a few weeks with fellow competitive eater Nick Wehry. He vied for the men’s title but came up short. The annual Fourth of July frankfurter fest normally happens outside Nathan’s flagship shop in Brooklyn’s Coney Island neighborhood. But this year’s planning took place amid shifting coronavirus restrictions, and the event was…

Drilling nearly done to demolish rest of collapsed South Florida condo

Demolition specialists bored holes for explosive charges Sunday as they prepared to bring down the precarious but still-standing portion of a collapsed South Florida condo building. The work has suspended the search-and-rescue mission, but officials said it would eventually open up new areas for rescue teams to explore. The decision to demolish the Surfside building came after concerns mounted that the damaged structure was at risk of falling, endangering the crews below and preventing them from operating in some areas. “Our top priority is that the building come down as soon as possible, no matter what time that occurs and as safely as possible,” Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava told a news conference Sunday. “Bringing down this building in a controlled manner is critical to expanding the scope of our search-and-rescue effort.” Eighty percent of the drilling work was complete by Sunday morning, and the remaining structure could come down as soon as later that night, Miami-Dade Assistant Fire Chief Raide Jadallah told relatives of those missing in the collapse. That timeline — faster than initially expected, though still not certain — drew applause…

Inside So Cal: 7/4 Wrap-Up

(CBSLA) – It’s a 4th of July Celebration! Prank – 4th of July celebration beverage Downtown on Hope Street is Prank, LA’s first walk-up bar. Because of this, it was able to manage better than most during the pandemic. However, they couldn’t be happier to finally invite everyone inside, as well as outside, to their neighborhood bar/restaurant. With floor to ceiling windows, the space is open, breezy and full of light – perfect for our Cali climate. For Inside SoCal, they whipped up a 4th of July cocktail (and mocktail option) called “Beyond the Beach” featuring El Sativo añejo tequila. To download the recipe for the cocktail, click HERE. Please drink responsibly. And for those interested in the non-alcoholic version of the recipe, click HERE. If you make it downtown to Prank, Bar Manager Brendon Williams recommends ordering up some of their boneless spicy wings and spicy cauliflower to chase down your “Beyond the Beach.” They are open on the 4th of July, so stop on by! Prank 1100 South Hope Street Los Angeles, CA 90015 213 493 4786 Prankbar.com   Beyond the Beach Recipe_El…

Infectious delta variant is now California’s dominant coronavirus strain

The infectious Delta variant has become California’s most identified strain of the coronavirus, a troubling development that underscores the strain’s danger to unvaccinated populations. New data released by the California Department of Public Health now say that 35.6% of coronavirus variants so far analyzed in June have been identified as the Delta variant, which was first identified in India. That’s a dramatic relative increase from May, when the Delta variant comprised just 5.6% of analyzed coronavirus cases in California, and Delta was the state’s fourth most identified variant. The latest numbers were enough to dethrone the previous dominant variant, Alpha, which was first identified in the United Kingdom and now comprises 34.3% of analyzed coronavirus cases in June. Alpha was California’s most dominant variant for just two months — in April and May. The state’s previous leading variant before that was the California variant, which is now also known as Epsilon, but now comprises less than 2% of analyzed cases. Read the full story on LATimes.com.

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