LA County Fire Department Dispatched To Pitchess Detention Center, Reports Suggest Mass Casualty Incident

CASTAIC (CBSLA) – Los Angeles County Fire was dispatched to an incident at Pitchess Detention Center, an all-male facility,  in Castiac at approximately 3:11 p.m. with reports of  a mass casualty incident. Reports suggest that 20-30 people are injured, including deputies, though the number of deputies injured and the severity of the injuries are currently unclear. This is a developing story. Check back for details.   

3 Women Arrested For Allegedly Selling Counterfeit Contact Lenses In Downtown LA

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Three women have been arrested on suspicion of selling counterfeit contact lenses in downtown Los Angeles. Sulmi Gonzalez-Calderon, 42; Karla Lopez-Meza, 33; and 50-year-old Eulalia Pacharrez, all of Los Angeles, face charges of furnishing prescription drugs without a license after being arrested by the illicit pharmaceutical and counterfeit unit of the LAPD’S commercial crimes division. (credit: LAPD) Investigators with the California Department of Public Health assisted with the investigation and confirmed that contact lenses are classified as medical devices and should only be sold by licensed medical professionals. “The purchase of counterfeit products may be hazardous to your health,” a statement from the LAPD said. “In many instances counterfeit medical devices and cosmetic materials have been known to cause serious adverse reactions such as infections, facial paralysis, tissue death and blindness.” Counterfeit products are also not bound by the same materials and safety testing standards that legitimate manufacturers must adhere to, the LAPD said. Police say samples of the seized contact lenses were examined at the scene by the brand manufacturer and deemed counterfeit, in violation of recorded and registered trademarks.…

LA County Residents Again Ordered To Wear Masks Indoors

In the face of steadily increasing COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations, Los Angeles County residents will again be required to wear masks in indoor public settings beginning Saturday night, health officials announced Thursday. County Health Officer Dr. Muntu Davis said the county is “not where we need to be” in terms of vaccinations against the virus, as evidenced by seven straight days of new cases numbers that topped 1,000. On Thursday, the county reported 1,537 new infections, the highest number since early March. Davis said the rate of virus spread in the county has officially risen from moderate to substantial, with infections five times more likely to occur among unvaccinated residents. As a result, Davis said a revised county Health Officer Order will take effect at 11:59 p.m. Saturday, requiring all residents to wear masks in indoor public settings, regardless of vaccination status. The county previously only recommended such mask-wearing in an effort to slow the spread of the virus and protect unvaccinated residents. There are still nearly 4 million county residents who are unvaccinated. Davis said that given the rising spread of the virus, “waiting…

Single-Engine Plane Goes Down During Landing at Riverside Airport

Share this article:A Riverside Fire Department truck. Courtesy of the city A single-engine plane crashed Thursday while landing at Riverside Municipal Airport, but the pilot and passenger did not require hospitalization. The plane went down about 9:55 a.m. just off the approach end of Runway 27, in an open field to the west of Hillside Avenue and north of the parking lot for Harvest Christian Fellowship, according to the Riverside Fire Department. Battalion Chief Garrett Coryell said two engine crews and a truck company were sent to the location and found the low-wing plane upside down in the field. There was no post-crash fire, and the two occupants had safely exited the aircraft by the time crews arrived, Coryell said. All runways remained open after the crash, according to airport authorities. Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board personnel were called to the scene to investigate. Single-Engine Plane Goes Down During Landing at Riverside Airport was last modified: July 15th, 2021 by Contributing Editor

Dixie Fire Grows To 2,250 Acres; New Evacuation Warnings Issued

BUTTE COUNTY (CBS13) — The latest on the Dixie Fire burning in Butte County: 2:45 p.m. Evacuation Warnings are now in place for the Philbrook area to the Plumas County line. Previously, the communities of Pulga and North East Concow were also given Evacuation Warnings due to the Dixie Fire. Still no containment has been reported. BCSO está emitiendo una ADVERTENCIA DE EVACUACIÓN para el área de Philbrook, hasta la línea del condado de Plumas, debido a un incendio forestal que se está quemando en el área.Consulte el Mapa público en el sitio web de BCSO, https://t.co/OM08mbGqHO para obtener más información — Butte County Sheriff (@ButteSheriff) July 15, 2021 8:04 a.m. Butte County residents remain on high alert as the Dixie Fire continues to grow. The latest numbers from Cal Fire Thursday morning show the wildfire has burned 2,250 acres. Still no containment has been reported, with the steep and inaccessible terrain complicating the fire fight. It’s burning just miles away from the town of Paradise that was devastated by the 2018 Camp Fire. Officials did say, however, the burn scars from the Camp Fire…

Bag Full Of Counterfeit Cash Found In Front Of El Dorado Hills Store

EL DORADO HILLS (CBS13) — Deputies are sending out a warning after a bag full of counterfeit money was found in front of an El Dorado Hills grocery store on Thursday. The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office says the fake cash was found in a trash can near Selland’s Market in Town Center. At a quick glance, the bills looked to be around $9,000 in 20s, 50s and 100s. However, deputies say the money turned out to be fake. Deputies are now urging people to be aware of any possible counterfeit money being distributed in the area, as they don’t know if any got into circulation. Ways to tell if a bill is fake or not include holding it up to a light to see and checking for watermarks of the president or figure on the bill. Real bills also have crisp microprinting and color-shifting ink that appears to change when viewed from different angles. It’s unclear, at this point, who discarded the fake cash. El Dorado County residents can report counterfeit money to the sheriff’s office at (530) 621-6600.

COVID Surge: LA County residents again ordered to wear masks indoors

LOS ANGELES (KUSI) – In the face of steadily increasing COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations, Los Angeles County residents will again be required to wear masks in indoor public settings beginning Saturday night, health officials announced Thursday. County Health Officer Dr. Muntu Davis said the county is “not where we need to be” in terms of vaccinations against the virus, as evidenced by seven straight days of new cases numbers that topped 1,000. On Thursday, the county reported 1,537 new infections, the highest number since early March. Davis said the rate of virus spread in the county has officially risen from moderate to substantial, with infections five times more likely to occur among unvaccinated residents. As a result, Davis said a revised county Health Officer Order will take effect at 11:59 p.m. Saturday, requiring all residents to wear masks in indoor public settings, regardless of vaccination status. The county previously only recommended such mask-wearing in an effort to slow the spread of the virus and protect unvaccinated residents. There are still nearly 4 million county residents who are unvaccinated. Davis said that given the rising spread…

Wife not charged in husband’s shooting death in Lemon Grove home

LEMON GROVE (KUSI) – Charges will not be filed “at this time” against a woman arrested for allegedly fatally shooting her husband earlier this week in Lemon Grove, the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office said Thursday. Gabriela Rose Shepherd, 26, was arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with Monday’s fatal shooting of her husband, 29-year-old Noah David Shepherd, a local pastor. The shooting was reported about 6 p.m. at a home in the 2500 block of Camino de las Palmas, where Noah Shepherd was found in the residence’s backyard suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, San Diego County sheriff’s Lt. Thomas Seiver said. Medics took the victim to a hospital, where was pronounced dead. Gabriela Shepherd was originally slated to be arraigned in an El Cajon courtroom Thursday afternoon, but DA’s spokeswoman Tanya Sierra said in a statement that “charges are not being filed at this time. The investigation is ongoing and we will review the case as we get more information.” Shepherd was held in custody without bail in connection with her husband’s death, but was expected to be released. Noah Shepherd was…

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