Madera County Breastfeeding Coalition hosts Milk Collection event on Thursday

Madera County hopes to raise awareness of breastmilk’s benefits and increase access across the Valley. Wednesday, February 28, 2024 2:20PM A Madera County group is taking action to nourish Valley infants. Madera County Breastfeeding Coalition will hold a breast milk collection Thursday. MADERA, Calif. (KFSN) — A Madera County group is taking action to nourish Valley infants. Madera County Breastfeeding Coalition will hold a breast milk collection Thursday. When it comes to a baby’s well-being, human milk is highly encouraged by health experts. However, sometimes, a mother isn’t able to breastfeed. “The next best thing is donor milk, and they go through a whole process,” said Sylvia Stratford, with Madera County Public Health Department. “It’s pasteurized. It’s very safe, very few components are lost. The biggest and most important micronutrients and macronutrients are preserved through pasteurization.” Madera County hopes to raise awareness of breastmilk’s benefits and increase access across the Valley. The county’s Breastfeeding Coalition is asking moms to donate fresh or frozen milk during its Milk Collection event. It then goes to Mother’s Milk Bank in San Jose, which serves families and hospitals in

Rewards offered for information leading to arrest of L.A. area cemetery vandals 

Two cemeteries in the greater Los Angeles area were targeted earlier this year by thieves who stole valuable metal plaques and headstones, and now authorities are offering rewards for information that can help them find the suspects.  The first cemetery vandalism was reported at Woodlawn Celestial Gardens on West Greenleaf Boulevard in Compton on Jan. 6 when nearly two dozen headstones were damaged or stolen. Suspected DUI driver crashes into police cruiser during L.A. chase Woodlawn Celestial Gardens is one of Los Angeles County’s oldest operating cemeteries, dating back to the 1880s, and is the final resting place of numerous prominent figures and local military veterans.  A woman who posted video of the damage to social media, Aisha Woods, told KTLA in January that some of the headstones that were stolen could be “irreplaceable,” adding that many families of the deceased have either died out or moved away. Five plaques that held 150 nameplates were also ripped off one of the historic cemetery’s walls.  Thieves stole a bronze plaque from Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery, as shown on Jan. 15, 2023. (KTLA) This image taken from

Donna Summer estate sues Ye and Ty Dolla $ign, saying they illegally used ‘I Feel Love’

The estate of Donna Summer sued Ye and Ty Dolla $ign on Tuesday for what its attorneys say is the “shamelessly” illegal use of her 1977 song “I Feel Love” in their collaboration “Good (Don’t Die).” The copyright infringement lawsuit was filed in federal court in Los Angeles by Summer’s husband Bruce Sudano in his capacity as executor of the estate of the singer-songwriter and “Disco Queen,” who died in 2012. The suit alleges that when representatives of Ye, formerly Kanye West, sought permission for use of the song they were rejected because the Summer estate “wanted no association with West’s controversial history.” The suit contends that the album instead “shamelessly” includes re-recorded parts of the song that were “instantly recognizable.” “In the face of this rejection,” the suit says, “defendants arrogantly and unilaterally decided they would simply steal ‘I Feel Love’ and use it without permission.” An email seeking comment from representatives for Ye was not immediately returned. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) “I Feel Love,” co-written by Summer, Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte, is a hugely influential track off Summer’s album “I Remember Yesterday” that is

Shooting in Newport Beach Leaves One Wounded

A man was in the hospital after a shooting in Newport Beach and Wednesday police are investigating the shooting as a possible road rage incident. Newport Police Department officers responded at 12:22 a.m. to a Shell station in the 1600 block of Jamboree Road where they found the victim suffering from gunshot wounds, County News reported. Police also found a Tesla with bullet holes at the gas station. KABC 7 reported the man, who said he was in the Tesla, told police the assailants shot at him near the Newport Beach Pier in what he said could have been due to road rage. The man was taken to a hospital in an unknown condition. Two of the Tesla’s passengers remained at the scene and were interviewed by police. There was no description of the shooters.

Yamamoto Set to Make Dodger Spring Training Debut Wednesday

Japanese pitching star Yoshinobu Yamamoto is scheduled to make his Dodger spring training debut Wednesday, pitching two innings against the defending World Series champion Texas Rangers in Surprise, Arizona. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said last week the team hopes to have Yamamoto and Tyler Glasnow start the two regular-season games in South Korea against the San Diego Padres on March 20-21. The Dodgers signed the 25-year-old right-hander to a 12-year, $325 million contract Dec. 27, the largest deal for a pitcher in terms of years and value in Major League Baseball history. They also paid a $50.6 million posting fee to Yamamoto’s previous team, the Orix Buffaloes, ESPN reported. Yamamoto was the MVP of Japan’s Pacific League and winner of the league’s Eiji Sawamura Award as its best starting pitcher each of the past three seasons. The game from Surprise Stadium is set to begin at 12:05 p.m. Pacific Standard Time and will be televised by SportsNet LA.

Sondheimer: Mike LeDuc honors the greatest three-point shooters in his illustrious coaching career

In 44 seasons of coaching high school basketball, and with more than 1,000 victories, Mike LeDuc of Damien has had plenty of top shooters. His team is playing in the Southern California Division 1 regional playoffs, so it’s a good time to ask who is on LeDuc’s top-five list as a three-point shooter. After lots of pleading, with me pointing out his current three-point shooting star, Xavier Clinton, would be on most lists of coaches, LeDuc revealed his top five. Broadcast partners Tracy Murray, right, and Josh Lewin prepare to call a UCLA game in 2021. Murray averaged 44 points for Mike LeDuc at Glendora High in 1988-89 and scored a Southern Section record 3,053 points before going on to UCLA and the NBA. (Ben Bolch / Los Angeles Times) No. 1 is Tracy Murray. He averaged 44 points for LeDuc at Glendora High in 1988-89 and scored a Southern Section record 3,053 points before going on to UCLA and the NBA. He could make shots from anywhere and would have tried one from half court if LeDuc needed it. No. 2 is Casey Jacobsen.

Alabama Supreme Court IVF ruling affects cancer survivor’s treatment options

Alabama Supreme Court IVF ruling affects cancer survivor’s treatment options – CBS News Watch CBS News In a groundbreaking move, Alabama’s Supreme Court has recognized frozen embryos as having the same rights as children, prompting three of the state’s largest IVF clinics to temporarily stop their services. This decision has profound implications for many, including a cancer survivor who sees IVF as her final chance to expand her family. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On

Cycling team suspended after dressing mechanic as a rider

World By Kerry Breen February 28, 2024 / 9:50 AM EST / CBS News A private U.S. women’s cycling team has been disciplined for attempting to pass off a mechanic as a certified racer in a July 2023 event in Belgium.  Cynisca Cycling was set to compete in Belgium’s Argenta Classic on July 9, 2023, the team said in a statement to CBS News, but due to an illness, they did not have the necessary riders necessary to race. Both the racing team and the Union Cycliste Internationale, the body that oversees the Belgium race and other events, said that sports director Danny Van Haute then attempted to pass team mechanic Moira Barrett off as a registered rider by having her dress in cyclist gear and having other team members lie about her identity.  Barrett was told to present herself at the starting line and identify herself as the team’s fifth rider, the UCI said. It’s not clear how the fraud was discovered, but Cynisca said in their statement that the team was not allowed to start the race, and a complaint was filed with

Hunter Biden faces House Republicans in high-stakes impeachment inquiry

Hunter Biden faces House Republicans in high-stakes impeachment inquiry – CBS News Watch CBS News Hunter Biden is expected to testify in a deposition before two House committees after the Republican party’s impeachment inquiry into President Biden. Meanwhile, a key witness was recently charged with lying about the first family’s business dealings. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On

Rising preeclampsia rates pose increased heart health risk for pregnant women

Rising preeclampsia rates pose increased heart health risk for pregnant women – CBS News Watch CBS News Preeclampsia, a serious condition that causes high blood pressure during pregnancy, is becoming increasingly common, with a 25% rise in cases over the past two decades. Dr. Celine Gounder, a CBS News medical contributor, highlights the urgency of addressing this trend during American Heart Month. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On

Suspected DUI driver crashes into police cruiser during L.A. chase

A suspected DUI driver being pursued by Los Angeles Police Department officers was apprehended after he crashed into one of the police cruisers chasing him, authorities said. The pursuit began just before 11:30 p.m. Tuesday night in Sunland and lasted for about five minutes, according to stringer service KeyNewsTV. The collision occurred near the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Fenwick Street. A suspected DUI driver being pursued by Los Angeles Police Department officers was apprehended after he crashed into one of the police cruisers chasing him. (OnSceneTV) A suspected DUI driver being pursued by Los Angeles Police Department officers was apprehended after he crashed into one of the police cruisers chasing him. (OnSceneTV) A suspected DUI driver was hospitalized and arrested after crashing into a police cruiser on Feb. 27, 2024. (OnSceneTV) A suspected DUI driver being pursued by Los Angeles Police Department officers was apprehended after he crashed into one of the police cruisers chasing him. (OnSceneTV) Video from the scene shows the suspect’s vehicle flipped over onto its roof. The man, whose identity was not immediately released, was transported to a nearby hospital and arrested.  Police

Gary Sinise’s son Mac dies from rare cancer at 33

Actor and activist Gary Sinise has announced the passing of his son McCanna Anthony “Mac” Sinise, 33, following a battle with cancer. Mac Sinise passed away on Jan. 5, Sinise wrote in an essay posted to his foundation’s website. He had been diagnosed with chordoma, a rare form of bone cancer for which there is no cure, back in 2018 — the same year Gary’s wife Moira was also diagnosed with breast cancer. “While our hearts ache at missing him, we are comforted in knowing that Mac is no longer struggling, and inspired and moved by how he managed it,” Sinise wrote. Dana Carvey returns to podcast after son’s death: ‘I’m kind of on the pain train’ The “Forrest Gump” star honored his son by explaining how proud he was to be his father. Mac was reportedly a big help at the foundation. Mac had also been drumming since the age of 9, and the two later performed together in Sinise’s group, The Lt. Dan Band. Gary Sinise performs with Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band during the group’s Salute to the Troops Concert

Police respond to trespassers at Oceanwide Plaza in downtown L.A.

More trespassers were spotted at the tagged towers at Oceanwide Plaza in downtown Los Angeles early Wednesday morning, according to police.  A group of eight to ten individuals were seen by officers scaling the newly installed fencing and running into the building around 11:45 p.m., preliminary information from the Los Angeles Police Department indicated.  According to eyewitness accounts, a second group of people was seen running past police and into the building hours after the first group accessed the complex.  Police searching for possible trespasses at Oceanwide Plaza in downtown Los Angeles on Feb. 28, 2024. (OnSceneTV) Police searching for possible trespasses at Oceanwide Plaza in downtown Los Angeles on Feb. 28, 2024. (OnSceneTV) Police searching for possible trespasses at Oceanwide Plaza in downtown Los Angeles on Feb. 28, 2024. (OnSceneTV) Officers immediately radioed for backup after the sighting, and video obtained by KTLA shows a large police presence at the scene early Wednesday morning. Officers had set up a perimeter around the entire complex by 5 a.m. Wednesday morning and were seen using spotlights and loudspeakers in an attempt to drive the individuals out.

Victim drives to gas station after being shot near Newport Beach Pier 

The victim of a shooting near the Newport Beach Pier drove themselves to a gas station for help after being shot early Wednesday morning, authorities said.  According to preliminary information from the Newport Beach Police Department, the shooting happened around 1:15 a.m. in the 2100 block of Oceanfront Walk.  “An adult victim was shot and drove to the Shell station at 1600 Jamboree Road where they called 911,” Newport Beach Police Department Sgt. Spencer confirmed to KTLA. “The victim was transported to a local hospital where they were treated and released.”  Newport Beach Police Department officers investigating a shooting where the victim drove themselves to a gas station on Feb. 28, 2024. (OnSceneTV) Law enforcement officials confirmed that the shooting was not a road rage incident but did say that it an altercation occurred before the shooting. Police told KTLA 5’s Carlos Herrera that a group of people at the location of the shooting were questioned by investigators, but none of them were taken into custody. Stolen vehicle pursuit suspect taken into custody in Los Angeles Very little is known about what caused the altercation

Sam Bankman-Fried’s lawyer asks judge to reject 100-year recommended sentence

By LARRY NEUMEISTER | Associated Press NEW YORK — Sam Bankman-Fried’s lawyer said Tuesday that a suggested 100-year prison sentence for the FTX founder by an arm of the court is “grotesque” and “barbaric” and at most a term of a few years behind bars is appropriate for cryptocurrency crimes that the California man still disputes. In presentence arguments filed just minutes before a late Tuesday deadline in Manhattan federal court, attorney Marc Mukasey said a report by Probation officers improperly calculated federal sentencing guidelines to recommend a sentence just 10 years short of the maximum potential 110-year sentence. A spokesperson for prosecutors, who will respond in court papers in mid-March, declined comment. Mukasey noted, however, that prosecutors have agreed with the 100-year recommendation and say it was supported by trial evidence. On March 28, Judge Lewis A. Kaplan will sentence the man prosecutors say cheated investors and customers of at least $10 billion in businesses he controlled from 2017 through 2022. His FTX trading platform was perceived by some in the cryptocurrency industry as a pioneer before it collapsed into bankruptcy in November 2022