Deputy fatally shoots armed man in parking lot of sheriff’s Santa Clarita Valley Station: Officials

A deputy shot and fatally wounded a gun-wielding man in the parking lot of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Santa Clarita Valley Station on Sunday afternoon, authorities said. The shooting took place about 2:30 p.m. in a secured parking lot used to store department vehicles at the west side of the station, 23740 Magic Mountain Pkwy, according to Lt. Derrick Alfred of the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau. Deputies had just gotten into their vehicles to leave the station when the suspect approached, the lieutenant said. “Suddenly, a man appeared, who was walking on foot,” he said. “He had a handgun in his hand.” Deputies exited their cars and “ordered him numerous times to drop the firearm,” Alfred said. “The suspect apparently refused. At some point, a deputy-involved shooting occurred.” “One deputy fired two rounds striking the suspect,” he said. Paramedics took the wounded suspect to a hospital, where he was soon pronounced dead. His identity was not yet released pending positive identification and notification of family by coroner’s officials. Alfred said he was believed to be a local man in his late-30s. No deputies were…

U.S. surgeon general urges public to ‘stop buying masks’ amid coronavirus outbreak

The United States’ top doctor has one simple request: Stop buying face masks. U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, far right, stands beside Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield as President Donald Trump discusses the coronavirus outbreak during a news conference at the White House on Feb. 29, 2020. (Alex Wong/Getty Images) US Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams’ message, posted to Twitter on Saturday, was a response to face mask shortages as people stocked up due to coronavirus concerns. “Seriously people,” he began, and though it’s a tweet, you can almost hear the exasperation in his plea. “STOP BUYING MASKS!” “They are NOT effective in preventing general public from catching #Coronavirus, but if healthcare providers can’t get them to care for sick patients, it puts them and our communities at risk!” he continued. Washing your hands, staying home when sick and other “everyday preventive actions” are the best protections, Adams said. He urged people to get a flu shot, as fewer flu patients means more resources to fight the coronavirus. The tweet comes during what has become a mask boom. With coronavirus popping up in…

LA County Announces 24-Hour Voting Centers To Open Monday

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – In an effort to make voting as easy as possible ahead of Tuesday’s primary election, Los Angeles County officials are opening six 24-hour voting centers across the county. Dean Logan, Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, said Sunday that six locations will offer “Around the Clock Voting” starting Monday at 8 a.m. and continuing through the close of polls at 8 p.m. on Tuesday. More details coming, but excited to share that, in addition to our regular vote Centers, we are offering “Around the Clock Voting” at six locations in #LACounty starting tomorrow at 8AM and continuing through the close of polls on Election Day at 8PM #MoreChoicesMoreVoices #VSAP pic.twitter.com/uodZyy8Drs — Dean Logan, RR/CC (@LACountyRRCC) March 1, 2020   The centers are at the following locations: — RR/CC Headquarters in Norwalk, 12400 Imperial Hwy. — The East L.A. Doctors Hospital, 4060 Whittier Blvd. — The Hilton Garden Inn in Valencia, 27710 The Old Rd. — The Great Caesar’s Banquet Hall in Tujunga — Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel, 11461 Sunset Blvd. — Four Points By Sheraton LAX Hotel, 9750 Airport Blvd. Officials also…

Suspect Killed In Deputy-Involved Shooting In Santa Clarita

SANTA CLARITA (CBSLA) — A man was struck and killed in a deputy-involved shooting at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station parking lot on Sunday. No deputies were injured. The incident happened at about 2:29 p.m., according to authorities. Police said there is no danger to the public at this time. This is a developing story. Please check back for updates. (© Copyright 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)

LA Metro To Offer Free Fare On California Primary Election Day

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Los Angeles voters heading to the polls on Tuesday can get free rides on public transportation. L.A. Metro will provide free rides on all Metro bus and rail lines to help people reach the polls for the March 3 primary election. Fares will be waived from 12:01 a.m. Tuesday to midnight, transit officials said. Other transit agencies are offering free fares on March 3, including Access Services, Antelope Valley Transit Authority, Culver CityBus, LADOT, Pasadena Transit and Long Beach Transit. Also, the County Registrar-Recorder’s Office has placed a vote-by-mail box in the east portal area of Union Station where voters can drop off their mail-in ballots. The Metro headquarters at One Gateway Plaza and the El Monte Bus Station are being used as early vote centers, for those who don’t want to wait until Tuesday to cast their vote. This is the first election in L.A. County in which residents can cast a ballot at any vote center across the county, they are not limited to only their neighborhood precinct. The change follows the passage of the California 2016 Voter’s Choice…

Horse Fatally Injured During Race at Santa Anita

Share this article:A 5-year-old gelding named Chosen Vessel has become the ninth horse to die this racing season at Santa Anita Park. Chosen Vessel suffered a fracture of the left front ankle Saturday as he approached the far turn during the ninth race. He was taken to the Equine Hospital where, “after diagnostics and X-rays were performed, it was determined to be an unrecoverable injury” and he was euthanized, according to the track website. The horse was being ridden by jockey Edwin Maldonado and trained by Craig Dollase. His last start was in the San Marcos Stakes on Feb. 1, and he last won on Nov. 3, 2019 in an allowance race at Santa Anita. At least 45 horses have died at the facility since December 2018, and since then many animal-rights activists have intensified their push for more strict regulation or even an outright ban on the sport, staging frequent demonstrations outside the Arcadia track and elsewhere. “Last year was no anomaly, not here, not anywhere,” organizers with the group Horseracing Wrongs noted on their website. “Horseracing kills horses.” But officials working with the…

Four things we learned from the A’s vs Royals game: What makes Chad Pinder an essential part of the team?

SURPRISE, Ariz. — In the brief pauses between spring training games and workouts, Chad Pinder found some time to sit down and watch the NFL Combine. One performance stuck with Pinder in particular: Clemson’s Isaiah Simmons — a 6-foot-4, 238 pound linebacker — ran a 4.39 40-yard sprint. Pinder knew Simmons’ resumé included a list longer than linebacker. He played safety, cornerback, defensive line, even. There was something in Simmons that reminded Pinder of himself. It reminded him of the versatility’s value. “You’re seeing that trend in baseball more and more, even in the minor leagues,” Pinder said “They want players to be as versatile as possible.” Pinder has been somewhat of a trailblazing super utility guy for the Oakland A’s. Like Simmons’ his resumé is just about as diverse as it gets. In his four big league seasons, Pinder has played 191 games in the outfield (spreading across all three positions), 71 games at second base, 35 at shortstop, 33 at third base and three at third. He’ll even catch a couple bullpens this spring and slide into an emergency catcher role, bench coach…

Tehama County fire, law enforcement honored Saturday

CORNING — The community filled the Corning Veterans Memorial Hall Saturday night to honor Tehama County first responders and one of the event founders at the Corning Exchange Club Police and Fire Awards. Judge Todd Bottke welcomed the audience, thanking all the first responders present and congratulating those being recognized prior to introducing Mistress of Ceremonies Action News Now Anchor Linda Watkins-Bennett. Honorees pose for a picture on Saturday at the Corning Exchange Club Police and Fire Awards. (Julie Zeeb — Daily News) “This is one of the events I truly look forward to every year,” Watkins-Bennett said. “There is one person not here tonight who is definitely missed. That is Robert Bob Thayer who is not here due to a serious health problem. He’s been a member of the Corning Exchange Club for more than 30 years and is one of the founders of this dinner.” Recognizing law enforcement is near and dear to Thayer’s heart, having served as a reserve deputy with the Tehama County Sheriff’s Department starting in 1982 and been a constable officer as well as a deputy constable 1982-1986. “He…

SF Giants top prospect Heliot Ramos suffers oblique injury in Cactus League game vs. Rockies

PEORIA, Ariz. — Maybe Heliot Ramos should have just hit the cutoff man. On his rocket throw to home plate Friday night against the Rockies, the Giants’ No. 2 prospect suffered a mild oblique strain, the team confirmed Sunday. He will be re-evaluated by team doctors after receiving treatment this week, and a timetable for return will be determined then. [ Related: Heliot Ramos shows why he’s worth getting excited about in second spring training game ] Rockies first baseman Daniel Murphy was rounding third and Ramos fired home to force him back to the bag. But he appears to have hurt himself in the process. That play came in the fourth inning, but Ramos remained in the game. Two innings later, he even used his full torque to launch a home run more than 400 feet onto the berm in left-center field. That could indicate the injury isn’t particularly serious, but obliques have been known to nag players long after suffering the initial injury. Manager Gabe Kapler raved about Ramos after his performance Friday night. Related Articles This SF Giants player was a superstar…

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