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Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura Report Additional COVID-19 Deaths


LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties all reported additional deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus Thursday.

Riverside County health officials reported 188 newly confirmed cases and six additional fatalities, bringing countywide totals to 57,883 cases and 1,179 deaths.

There were 141 coronavirus patients hospitalized Thursday, 40 of whom were being treated in intensive care units. A reported 53,257 people had recovered from the virus.

San Bernardino County health officials reported 238 newly confirmed cases and 10 additional fatalities, bringing countywide totals to 53,121 cases and 918 deaths. Health officials reported 50,995 had recovered.

There were 164 coronavirus patients hospitalized as of Monday, 46 of whom were being treated in inten...

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Goldstein Investigation: Some Californians Receive EDD Letters Despite Not Applying For Assistance


LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Imagine getting a letter saying you’re collecting unemployment insurance when you never applied.

Investigative reporter David Goldstein says that’s happening to many people as scammers are tapping into their accounts.

The official letters come from the state to confirm that someone is collecting unemployment insurance. But we found it’s really going to scammers who stole their EDD account.

A man who CBSLA is not identifying received these letters from EDD telling him he’s been accepted for pandemic unemployment insurance – even though he never applied and has been on disability for years.

“It scared the hell out of me, pardon my French,” he said.

Our sources checked EDD records and found a scammer has been collecting $450 a week in his name ...

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At Least 1 Hit By Car During Hollywood Demonstration To Protest Death Of Breonna Taylor


HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) — At least one protester was taken to the hospital after being struck by a vehicle during a demonstration in Hollywood Thursday night.

Video posted to social media shows the driver of a black SUV striking a protester who was holding a sign, knocking them to the ground. The driver then drove off and was initially detained by law enforcement before being allowed to leave.

At about 9:30 p.m. a white Prius appeared to be attempting to drive past the demonstration that was moving down Sunset Boulevard and was quickly surrounded by protesters marching down the street. The driver of that vehicle then drove through the intersection before being blocked in by two other vehicles while protesters hit the windows. The Prius then sped off.

Demonstrators continued to march ...

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Study: 1 In 4 Low-Income LA Households Have Experienced Food Insecurity At Least Once During Pandemic

ALHAMBRA (CBSLA) — Whether it’s produce, meat, or non-perishables, the First Baptist Church of Alhambra has provided for those in need every Thursday for the past eight years.

But, the COVID-19 pandemic has turned this food distribution site into a blessing for many more.

“Before, the biggest week we’d have, 75 people or so. Now we serve on average over 1,000 families a week. It’s incredible,” said Sr. Pastor Matt Barnes.

A new study by USC Dornsife’s Public Exchange found that more than one in four L.A. County low-income households experienced food insecurity at least once from April to July.

Barnes said he has seen this play out weekly at the church’s food distribution.

Marisol Herrera, 46, said she knows what that’s like these days, after she was laid off from her sale...

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Danny Trejo Teams Up With Foundation To Feed Hundreds Of Homeless Veterans


LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Actor Danny Trejo and Trejo’s Tacos teamed up with the Everest Foundation and the West Side Veterans Administration Thursday to feed hundreds of homeless veterans living on the VA West Los Angeles campus.

The event is part of a commitment to help homeless vets across the country.

The community outreach called Bibles and Tacos includes both food and spiritual care for the veterans.

Trejo says the care is needed now more than ever.

“Right now there’s a big emergency in the world so I think it’s bringing us all a lot closer together,” Trejo said. “We’re all on the Titanic right now looking for a good seat, so we have got to just help each other.”

Around 1,000 meals were prepared.

The Everest Foundation works to promote medical education and re...

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Homicide Detectives Investigating After Man’s Body Found In Wooded Area Of Agoura Hills


AGOURA HILLS (CBSLA) — Los Angeles County Sheriff’s homicide detectives were investigating Agoura Hills Thursday after a man’s body was found near the side of a road.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department received a call about “an object on the side of” Agoura Road, west of Liberty Canyon Road, at 12:35 p.m., according to Deputy James Nagao.

The body was found in a wooded area, and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The area was closed off to vehicles and people while investigators searched for evidence.

No additional information was immediately available.

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Orange County Officials Expect To Move Up To Orange Tier As Soon As Tuesday

SANTA ANA (CBSLA) — Orange County officials reported six more COVID-19 fatalities and 84 new cases Thursday.

The new numbers bring the county’s totals to 1,182 deaths and 52,622 cumulative cases since the pandemic began.

Two of the deaths reported Thursday were skilled nursing facility residents and two lived in assisted living facilities.

Since Sunday, the county reported 55 coronavirus fatalities.

According to the Orange County Health Care Agency, the deaths were spread out over the past few weeks due to a lag in reporting because data come from multiple sources, officials say.

Since the pandemic began, 433 of the fatalities were skilled nursing facility residents and 83 lived in assisted living facilities.

“Even though the disease transmission is much lower in our communities, tod...

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9 LA County, 5 Orange County Schools Receive National Blue Ribbon Honors


LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Nine schools in Los Angeles County and five in Orange County were named National Blue Ribbon Schools Thursday.

The honor is awarded to campuses based on their overall academic achievement or success in closing achievement gaps among groups of students.

Out of nearly 370 schools that earned recognition nationally, 36 were located in California.

The honor “affirms the hard work of educators, families and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content,” according to the U.S. Department of Education, which presents the honors.

There is typically a ceremony held in Washington, D.C. to honor the school chosen, but due to the coronavirus pandemic the event will be held virtually Nov. 12-13.

The Southe...

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Protests Erupt After Deputies Shoot, Kill Man In San Clemente, Several Arrested


SAN CLEMENTE (CBSLA) – Several people were arrested in San Clemente Thursday as dozens of protesters gathered to demonstrate the fatal shooting of a man by Orange County Sheriff’s deputies the day before.

Sept. 24, 2020. (CBSLA)

Deputies, both on motorcycles and in patrol vehicles, coming up El Camino Real at around 11:30 a.m. and descending on protesters in the area of El Camino Real and Avenida San Gabriel.

At least three people could be seen taken into custody.

The man who was shot by deputies was identified Thursday as 42-year-old Kurt Reinhold.

The shooting occurred at around 1:15 p.m. Wednesday at the same intersection, in front of the Hotel Miramar.

Two deputies were in the area when something prompted them to contact Reinhold outside the hotel.

Shortly after approac...

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Disney Pushes Back Release Dates For ‘Black Widow,’ ‘West Side Story’ Among Others

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The coronavirus pandemic continues to take a heavy toll on Hollywood, forcing entertainment giant Disney this week to push back the release dates of several highly anticipated movies, some for up to a full year.

FILE: (L-R) David Harbour, Florence Pugh, O-T Fagbenle, Rachel Weisz and Scarlett Johansson of “Black Widow” at San Diego Comic-Con on July 20, 2019. (Getty Images)

The Marvel blockbuster “Black Widow,” Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story,” the Agatha Christie adaptation “Death on the Nile,” the Angelina Jolie-lead superhero ensemble “The Eternals” and Ben Affleck’s “Deep Water” have all seen their release dates delayed, according to Variety.

“Black Widow,” slated to come out in November, will now open in May 2021.

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