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Historic lampposts targeted in series of theftsThe city of Los Angeles has decided to remove the last historic streetlights that adorn the Glendale-Hyperion Viaduct following a series of thefts in recent months.

LAUSD students rush to get COVID-19 tests before classes start on TuesdayJeff Nguyen reports from North Hollywood where parents of LAUSD students lined up for on-site COVID-19 testing or to collect home test kits to meet testing requirements set by the district before classes began on Tuesday . LAUSD has some 60 take-out sites in the neighborhood until Saturday.

Remembering Sidney Poitier’s LegacyThe studio was joined by Hollywood journalist Jeanne Wolf and USC School of Dramatic Arts Emeritus Professor Anita Dashell-Sparks to discuss the incredible legacy left by Sidney Poitier, the beloved actor, father and activist. They not only mentioned his iconic films, but his propensity for caring about his six daughters and how he transformed the film industry during the civil rights movement.

CBSNLA: The Rundown (January 7 p.m. edition)Here are the latest headlines from local news and weather. Updated twice a day.

Kingdom Day Parade canceled due to COVID concernsThe Kingdom Day Parade, which honors the life of Martin Luther King Jr., has been canceled due to coronavirus concerns. The board of directors voted on Friday to cancel this year’s event.

Expert advice on navigating COVID testing requirements for parents and LAUSD students as classes begin TuesdayLos Angeles Unified School District medical director Dr. Smita Malhotra joins Kristine Lazar and Juan Fernandez to talk about COVID-19 safety protocols and how the Omicron surge is affecting the start of classes next week .

Remember Hollywood royalty, friends and family mourn Sidney PoitierFriends, family and fans remember the impact of Sidney Poitier.

Sidney Poitier, first black man to win Oscar for best actor, dies at 94Sidney Poitier is survived by his wife Joanna and his six daughters.

Hospitals facing massive backlog amid record COVID numbersHospitals across Southland are being forced into diversion, refusing ambulance patients or those with less serious problems due to the sheer number of patients already treated at their facilities. Healthcare workers explain why this is happening and how to fix it.

LAUSD begins distribution of home test kits to studentsEven though they distribute free test kits to students at take-out sites, testing continues at several district sites. Kara Finnstrom reports.

Legendary actor Sidney Poitier dies at 94The Bahamian actor was the first black man to win the Academy Award for Best Actor and paved the way for other black performers. Amy Johnson reports.

CBSNLA: The Rundown (January 6 edition)Here are the latest headlines from local news and weather. Updated twice a day.

Driving COVID test site opens at Pierce CollegeAppointments are required to take the test at the new driving test site at Pierce College in Woodland Hills. Suzanne Marques reports.

Free home test kits arrive for students through SoCalLAUSD students can take COVID tests starting today, while state tests have arrived in Orange and Ventura counties. Kara Finnstrom reports.

Olga Ospina weather forecast (January 7)Will the morning fog stay long? Olga Ospina has the forecast.

Mayor of Inglewood, LA County public health officials say Super Bowl remains at SoFi stadiumLA County officials and Inglewood Mayor James Butts have said the big game will go on as scheduled on February 13. DeMarco Morgan reports.

3 Bed Bath & Beyond stores in Orange County close for goodThe company struggles to compete with Target and Amazon. DeMarco Morgan reports.

New Tiny Home Village opens in Westlake DistrictThe village of Third Street near Alvarado has 56 mini-houses. About 30 people have moved in so far. Suzanne Marques reports.

Kaiser’s Downey emergency diversion ambulancesKaiser Permanente says its other Southern California facilities may also be forced to do the same. DeMarco Morgan reports.

Sonny Alba and Bea Kim Eye at the 2026 Olympic Winter GamesTeen snowboarders Sonny Alba and Bea Kim chat with CBSLA’s Erica Weston about their love for snowboarding and their determination to compete in the 2026 Winter Olympics.

COVID outbreak continues for Southland, experts say not to panicLos Angeles County Health announced a daily record of more than 37,000 new cases of COVID as well as 30 additional deaths. As a result, it becomes increasingly difficult for families to care for their loved ones who test positive.

Check out this: the Getty CenterJoin Sky 9 and Desmond Shaw for an aerial tour of the iconic Getty Center.

The Long Road to Unity: Leaders and Pundits Discuss January 6 InsurgencyPolitical leaders and experts recount their experiences of the January 6 uprising and the key to unifying the country.

Former hospital security guard speaksA former security guard at Gardena Memorial Hospital filed a complaint against his former employer over intolerable working conditions after being ordered to clean a faulty freezer full of rotting corpses.


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