In a 1st, female sailor completes U.S. Navy special warfare training

For the first time, a female sailor has successfully completed the grueling 37-week training course to become a Naval Special Warfare combatant-craft crewman — the boat operators who transport Navy SEALs and conduct their own classified missions at sea. Navy officials said they would not identify the woman or provide more details on her — a routine military policy for special operations forces. She was one of 17 sailors to graduate and receive their pins on Thursday. She is also the first of 18 women who have tried out for a job as a SWCC or a SEAL to succeed. The sailor’s graduation marks just the latest inroad that women have made into some of the military’s most difficult and competitive commando jobs — just five years after all combat posts were opened to them. She will now head to one of Naval Special Warfare’s three special boat teams. “Becoming the first female to graduate from a Naval Special Warfare training pipeline is an extraordinary accomplishment and we are incredibly proud of our teammate,” said Rear Adm. H.W. Howard III, the commander of Naval Special…

LA County To Require Masks Indoors Starting Saturday Regardless Of Vaccination Status

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Los Angeles County officials released a new Health Officer Order Thursday requiring masks indoors regardless of vaccination status. The new order will go into effect on Saturday night at 11:59 p.m. Masked and unmasked people make their way through Grand Central Market in Los Angeles, California on June 29, 2021.  According to officials, exceptions will apply similar to masking requirements in place prior to June 15. The move comes as more than 1,000 COVID cases a day have been reported in the county over the last seven days. On Thursday, officials reported an additional 1,537 cases and three deaths. The number of people hospitalized with COVID in L.A. County jumped to 452 on Thursday, up from 406 on Wednesday. Of those hospitalized, 96 are in intensive care units. County Health Officer Dr. Muntu Davis said the county is “not where we need to be” in terms of vaccinations According to Davis, as of June 11, 10,712,037 vaccine doses have been administered and 5,067,109 L.A. County residents have been fully vaccinated. Davis said that given the rising spread of the virus, “waiting…

1 dead, 2 injured after rebar becomes energized and sparks fire at under-construction high-rise in West L.A.

Three workers were injured, one fatally, after rebar became electrically energized and ignited a high-rise structure being built in West Los Angeles Thursday afternoon, officials said. Crews responded to a fire with reports of two patients with electrical injuries in the 12100 block of Olympic Boulevard shortly after noon, according to a Los Angeles Fire Department alert. Flames were shooting from the roof of the under-construction building by the time LAFD personnel arrived. It took 30 firefighters approximately 31 minutes to put out the blaze, the alert stated. One worker was found dead at the scene. Two others were able to evacuate the area prior to firefighters arriving. They were injured and transported to a local hospital in unknown condition. None of the workers have been identified. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and Southern California Edison have responded to de-energize the area. Once that happens, firefighters will go in and recover the worker’s body. Investigators are trying to determine what caused the deadly incident, according to LAFD.

Walt Disney Co. to open campus in Florida, move at least 2,000 SoCal workers

The Walt Disney Co. said Thursday it planned to build a new regional campus in central Florida to house at least 2,000 professional employees who will be relocating from Southern California to work in digital technology, finance and product development. In a letter to employees, Josh D’Amaro, chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, said the move would allow creative and business teams to be better integrated. The company already has a theme park resort, Walt Disney World, that is the size of the city of San Francisco, located outside Orlando, Florida. The new Disney campus will be located about 20 miles to the east of Disney World, in a neighborhood by Orlando International Airport. “Florida is known for its rich culture of hospitality and active lifestyle as well as a lower cost of living with no state income tax,” D’Amaro said in the employee letter. While the California-based company is still figuring out which employees will be asked to relocate, they likely will be those in the parks division who aren’t working full-time at Disneyland in California or in the international parks business. Workers…

Man with fake gun dies in police shooting in the heart of Hollywood: LAPD

A man carrying a replica handgun died after being shot by Los Angeles police near the busy corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue Thursday morning, officials said. Multiple people reported a man walking along Hollywood Boulevard with a gun just east of the bustling intersection around 11:20 a.m., and at least one responding officer shot the man, according to the L.A. Police Department. The man was taken to a hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. It’s unclear what exactly prompted police to use lethal force. A woman in the area was also hospitalized “for an injury sustained during the incident,” LAPD said in a tweet without providing further details. A witness told KTLA he heard five shots in a row, and people in the area started running. He says he then walked by the scene and saw officers trying to resuscitate a man down on the ground. Police tape could be seen surrounding a McDonald’s just east of the intersection in aerial video from Sky5. Blood was also visible on the sidewalk, smearing across stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Bystander video…

Panga boat with 17 aboard stopped at Smuggler’s Cove in Palos Verdes area; 14 detained

More than a dozen people were detained after a panga boat carrying 17 people was stopped at Smuggler’s Cove in the Palos Verdes area Thursday morning, officials said. Officials were alerted to the boat, which was already on shore, shortly before 9 a.m., Los Angeles County Lifeguards tweeted. Arriving law enforcement confirmed 17 people had come off the boat, with one person suffering a minor injury. No people were believed to be in the water, according to the L.A. County Lifeguards tweet. Aerial video from Sky5 showed law enforcement detaining several people under a patch of trees near the cove. Authorities could be seen removing life jackets from the boat, which was abandoned along the shoreline. U.S. Customs and Border Protection later confirmed to KTLA that 14 Mexican nationals had been apprehended. “The investigation is ongoing and further details may be provided as they become available,” an emailed statement from the agency read. The boat was removed and towed to San Pedro for further investigation. Smuggler’s Cove, also known as Sacred Cove, is located near the intersection of Palos Verdes Drive South and Peppertree Drive.…

Worker Killed, 2 Others Injured By Electrical Fire At Sawtelle-Area Construction Site

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — An electrical fire killed at least one worker and sent two others to the hospital Thursday from a construction site in the Sawtelle area. (credit: CBS) The fire was reported at a construction site for a high-rise building at 12100 W. Olympic Blvd., west of Bundy Drive. The rebar at the construction site became electrically energized, injuring three workers and starting a fire, according to Nicholas Prange of the Los Angeles Fire Department.   Two of the workers were able to get out before firefighters arrived, but a third died at the scene, Prange said. Thirty firefighters got the fire out in about a half hour, but were forced to wait on LADWP and Edison crews to de-energize the scene before the worker’s body could be recovered. Workers were evacuated from the structure and power has been knocked out for blocks. Lots of traffic lights out too causing traffic in this busy area. Avoid if possible. pic.twitter.com/XV1gfXXDVA — John Schreiber (@johnschreiber) July 15, 2021 The two other workers were taken to a hospital in unknown condition. Their ages and genders were…

Jake Paul Calls Out Conor McGregor, Canelo Álvarez Ahead Of Upcoming Fight With Tyron Woodley

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – His official bio may read, “YouTuber, actor, social media influencer, boxer and rapper,” but according to Jake Paul, everything but boxing is taking a backseat. The 24-year-old, who became a recognizable name through his social media channels (over 16 million followers on Instagram and 20 million on YouTube) sat down with Lisa Hillary to discuss his upcoming fight with Tyron Woodley, his $50 million dollar offer to fight Conor McGregor (which has since been reduced to $23) and longterm plans to become a ranked boxer, beat Canelo Álvarez and become a world champion. Lisa Hillary How do you think you match up against the 39-year-old? Jake Paul I think it’s a perfect matchup, to be honest, you know it’s gonna be the hardest fight of my career thus far, you know, like you said he’s a five-time UFC champion. He has knockout power, you know he’s been in there with some of the best fighters and his UFC Hall of Famer. I am just so determined and I’ve been working so hard with my team, that anything that he does on…

Caught On Video: El Camino Driver Stops To Slash Tires Of 3 El Monte Police Vehicles

EL MONTE (CBSLA) — The public’s help is needed Thursday to find a man who was caught on video, slashing the tires of three El Monte police vehicles. The incident happened last Saturday while El Monte police officers were conducting an unrelated investigation in the 4000 block of Maxon Road. The officers returned to their vehicles to find six of their tires had been slashed. “Thought this is just a property crime, the criminal actions of this suspect caused a delay in our response to needed critical services to our community,” an El Monte police statement said. “There was a delay in our police department’s response to pending calls that included a fight in progress between multiple people, a domestic disturbance which resulted in an arrest and other quality of life issues.” (credit: El Monte Police Department) Security video of the tire slashing showed the man had been driving a red Chevrolet El Camino pickup truck with chrome rims. The truck is seen driving by slowly, and returns to stop in the street, alongside two of the vehicles. The driver gets out, and even though…

Julie Chen Moonves On ‘Big Brother’s Riskiest Season Yet: ‘There’s So Much Heat In That House’

(CBS) – Big Brother will air the first live elimination of season 23 tonight at 8:00PM ET/PT on CBS as well as streaming with Paramount+ and the CBS App. This season is the biggest one yet with the tag line “No Risk, No Reward” and $750K on the line. CBS’ Matt Weiss spoke to host Julie Chen Moonves about the new season, new house and the show’s record-setting jackpot. MW: Nice to see you again Julie! Big Brother season 23 on the air, the show’s been around since 2000, so it’s legally old enough to drink a beer now. What does it feel like to be on a show with that kind of staying power?   JCM: You know, we tell the house guest to expect the unexpected and this was definitely unexpected for me. I remember when we launched season one we had came on the heels of Survivor and we were not as well received…far from it. I remember someone saying, oh do you think they’ll cancel us mid-season? I was like that can happen? Yeah, it’s something I never expected in my…

LAPD reports police shooting in the heart of Hollywood; witnesses say man wounded

Police opened fire at the busy corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue Thursday morning, officials said. Officers were responding around 11:20 a.m. to a report of a man with a gun at the bustling Hollywood intersection when at least one of them opened fire, said Officer Lizeth Lomeli, a Los Angeles police spokesperson. A witness told KTLA he heard five shots in a row, and people in the area started running. He says he then walked by the scene and saw officers trying to resuscitate a man down on the ground. Police tape could be seen surrounding a McDonald’s just east of the intersection in aerial video from Sky5. Blood was also visible on the sidewalk, smearing across stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Bystander video captured during the aftermath showed police vehicles blocking the intersection, which is lined with several museums, theaters and a shopping mall popular among tourists. Police were responding to investigate, and no further details were immediately available. Check back for updates on this developing story.

Thursday forecast: Temperatures return to average with less humidity

Look for temperatures in most cities to return to about average along with a decrease in humidity Thursday. High pressure remains in control of the region, helping to keep skies mostly sunny. Air quality has improved quite a bit from earlier this week, with most areas reporting good to moderate conditions. Forecasters are calling for temperatures and humidity levels to climb again next week. Surf forecast for L.A. County Thursday Rip current risk: High                 Surf height: 3 to 5 feet Water temperature: 66 to 74 Degrees Remarks: Mixed south swell and west swell Friday Rip current risk: Moderate                 Surf height: 2 to 4 feet Remarks: Mixed south swell and west swell

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