Cameron Kiszla, KTLA 5

Cameron Kiszla


Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Past articles by Cameron:

Guess what’s back, back again? Rain is back, tell your friends

As if the Southland wasn’t wet enough already, two more days of rain have arrived in the area. On Tuesday and Wednesday, “widespread moderate-very heavy rainfall & gusty winds” are expected, according to the National Weather Service. Rainfall rates could peak at 0.5 inches to 1 inch per hour, likely in mountainous and foothill areas, […] → Read More

Ontario police shoot man who smuggled handgun into squad car after arrest, authorities say

Ontario Police Department officers shot a man already in a squad car after they failed to find a gun he’d hidden and he opened fire on them Friday afternoon, the department said in a news release. Officers were sent to a disabled vehicle in the 500 block of West Holt Boulevard near San Antonio Avenue […] → Read More

Sheriff’s Department in standoff with alleged DUI driver in Compton

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is in a standoff with the driver of a fleeing vehicle in Compton. The pickup truck driver is accused of reckless driving under the influence, according to Sgt. Magana. The pursuit began as a traffic stop and the driver failed to yield. The driver now is also suspected of […] → Read More

Los Angeles County building burns in Historic South-Central; 1 firefighter injured

An office building that houses several Los Angeles County agencies in the Historic South-Central neighborhood of South L.A. burned early Wednesday morning, leaving one firefighter injured. The blaze at 2615 S. Grand Ave. was reported at about 4 a.m., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. When firefighters arrived, they found “heavy fire” emanating from […] → Read More

Video shows man accused of stabbing high school student to death in L.A.

8:40 a.m. update: Authorities are engaged in a standoff at a home in Alhambra with a man whom they believe is responsible for the stabbing death of Xavier Daniel Chavarin, 17. “We have a barricaded suspect. Right now, we’re treating it … with our mental health experts to see if we can come to a […] → Read More

Los Angeles City Council to consider accepting dog-like robot for LAPD use

The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday will consider accepting a donation for the Los Angeles Police Department to receive a dog-like robot, though critics worry about expanding police surveillance. The robot — a quadruped unmanned ground vehicle called Spot — is valued at about $280,000, which the Los Angeles Police Foundation plans to donate, […] → Read More

‘Back That Thang Up’ rapper Juvenile releases adult beverage

Rapper Juvenile has teamed up with the popular local brewery, Urban South to launch a delicious new beverage called, “Juvie Juice.” → Read More

Winter storms make dent in California drought conditions

Much of Southern California is no longer in a drought, according to the United States Drought Monitor. The recent rains and snow from a string of winter storms have topped annual precipitation averages in many areas, and the extra moisture seems to have made a dent in the abnormally dry conditions in many areas. Much […] → Read More

COVID fraudster extradited back to United States after more than a year on the run

A little more than a year after she fled the country, an Encino woman who was convicted of pandemic-related fraud has been extradited back to the United States. Tamara Dadyan, 43, arrived back in Los Angeles Monday night after American authorities determined she and two of her co-conspirators fled to Montenegro after their convictions, the […] → Read More

Coachella robbery arrest leads to drugs, ghost gun: Riverside County Sheriff’s Department

A 21-year-old Indio man was arrested with nearly an ounce of cocaine and a Coachella teenager was arrested for possessing an unserialized firearm after a robbery in Coachella on Thursday, authorities said. After the robbery in the 50200 block of South Balboa Street, deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department tried to pull over at […] → Read More

Live updates: Flash Flood Warning issued for Los Angeles County

Southern California is getting drenched by heavy rainfall while the mountains are receiving potentially record amounts of snow from a winter storm. The National Weather Service has issued flash flood warnings and advisories for coastal areas and valleys, and a rare blizzard warning for mountains in Los Angeles, Ventura, and San Bernardino counties. Watch live […] → Read More

LAPD seeks driver in Pico-Union hit-and-run

The Los Angeles Police Department is looking for the driver of a car that hit a pedestrian in Pico-Union earlier this month. The pedestrian was crossing Hoover Street north of Washington Boulevard around 11:45 p.m. Feb. 9 when they were hit by a white, four-door Honda Civic from 2000-05, police said in a news release. […] → Read More

LAPD fatally shoots woman with BB gun in Westlake

Los Angeles Police Department officers shot and killed a woman who allegedly pointed a BB gun in their direction in Westlake Wednesday night. Officers responded to Silver Lake Boulevard and Temple Street just before 8 p.m. after reports of a woman pointing a gun at a passerby, the LAPD said in a press release. When […] → Read More

Snow causes 20-car pileup, other problems in Inland Empire

A powerful winter storm has brought snow, as well as ice and sleet in some parts of Southern California, including the Inland Empire where drivers are feeling the effects. In Yucaipa, a 20-car pileup on the 10 Freeway sent eight people to the hospital overnight. The crash occurred in westbound lanes near Wildwood Canyon Road […] → Read More

Hemet police shoot, kill man in his backyard during ‘unrelated’ theft investigation

An officer from the Hemet Police Department shot and killed a man in his backyard on Tuesday. Officers were investigating a reported theft in the 800 block of South Harvard Street a few minutes after 10 a.m. when they “encountered an armed male in an adjacent backyard,” police said in a news release. Officers opened […] → Read More

Inland Empire man struck Sheriff’s Department helicopter with laser, officials say

A Rancho Cucamonga man has been arrested after San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department officials say he hit one of their helicopters with a laser pointer “multiple times.” Walter Luna, 40, allegedly shone his laser at the helicopter about 5:50 p.m. Tuesday, the Sheriff’s Department said in a news release. The chopper, which was flying near […] → Read More

Newsom’s budget would require guaranteed transfer admission to UCLA

Those looking to transfer to UCLA may soon have an easier time doing so if Gov. Gavin Newsom's budget is approved, but the plan has raised concerns from some in Westwood and elsewhere in the state. → Read More

1 wounded in shooting at Bellflower Denny’s

One person was shot and wounded outside of a Denny’s in Bellflower early Tuesday morning. The shooting began with reports of a fight at the diner, located at 17230 Lakewood Blvd., a few minutes before 3 a.m., according to Lt. Maldonado of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. One person was wounded, and they were […] → Read More

Man dead after RV fire in Playa del Rey

A man is dead after a recreational vehicle was destroyed by a fire in Playa del Rey Saturday afternoon. The fire on the shoulder of the road in the 13700 block of West Jefferson Boulevard was reported a few minutes before 11:30 a.m., the Los Angeles Fire Department said in a news alert. That address […] → Read More

2 killed in crash on 5 Fwy in Sun Valley: CHP

Two people died after a crash on the southbound 5 Freeway in Sun Valley Friday morning. The collision, which occurred near the split with the 170 Freeway, occurred a few minutes after 5 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. Two people were declared dead at the scene, though their names, ages and genders have […] → Read More