Sid Garcia, ABC7 Eyewitness News

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ABC7 Eyewitness News

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Catalytic converter thefts on the rise in Los Angeles, police say. Here's why

Stolen catalytic converters can get thieves a couple of hundred dollars. But for victims, it can cost thousands to repair their vehicles. It's a crime that's surging right now, and here's why. → Read More

More than 100 Oxnard farmworkers receive COVID-19 vaccine through pilot program

Good Farms in Oxnard turned into a vaccination site for it's employees as more than 100 farmworkers were given their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. → Read More

Cal Poly Pomona opens COVID-19 vaccination site

A new COVID-19 vaccination site opened at Cal Poly Pomona with hundreds of people expected to receive the vaccine on Friday. → Read More

Superintendent Beutner pushes for LAUSD schools to become COVID-19 vaccination sites

LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner says one way to get students back in class faster would be turn schools into vaccination centers. → Read More

California law enforcement preparing for Inauguration Day protests

The FBI has warned potentially violent demonstrations are being plotted for all 50 state capitols and elsewhere in the coming days. Law enforcement in California are preparing for the protests. → Read More

Some Los Angeles first responders reluctant to get COVID-19 vaccine

First responders are among the first to have access to the COVID-19 vaccine, but some Los Angeles law enforcement and firefighters are reluctant to get the shot. → Read More

California storm dumps 10 inches of fresh snow at Mountain High

The first major storm of the season dumped nearly a foot of fresh snow at Mountain High Resort on Monday. → Read More

Southern California ICU capacity drops to 0% as state reports 379 new deaths, shattering record

The ICU capacity in Los Angeles County and the entire Southern California region has dropped to 0% amid a dramatic surge in COVID-19 cases, officials said Thursday. LA County coronavirus cases continue to hit record numbers as ICU beds fill up. → Read More

CA COVID update: ICU capacity drops to 0% in Southern California as state reports 379 new deaths, shattering record

The ICU capacity in Los Angeles County and the entire Southern California region has dropped to 0% amid a dramatic surge in COVID-19 cases, officials said Thursday. LA County coronavirus cases continue to hit record numbers as ICU beds fill up. → Read More

Ventura County begins distribution of COVID-19 vaccine to health-care workers

COVID-19 vaccinations for health-care workers began in Ventura County on Wednesday as the region continues to see a surge in cases. → Read More

Co-workers donate sick days, personal time off for nurse who can't work while battling leukemia

Health care workers have been at the forefront of the battle against COVID-19. In addition to their hard work and sacrifices for the general public, one group decided to help their co-worker in the fight of her life. → Read More

La Habra restaurant sees boost in tamale sales amid pandemic as families cling to nostalgia, tradition during holidays

Tamales season is in full swing. The La Central bakery in La Habra has been making the traditional holiday staple for more than 35 years. The eatery is seeing a boost in tamale sales amid the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

USC and UCLA to face off this weekend at Rose Bowl without fans in attendance

Without fans in the Rose Bowl, UCLA and USC are set to face off this weekend. → Read More

Pasadena shoppers have mixed feelings over SoCal's stay-at-home order as stores limit capacity

The timing for the latest Southern California regional stay-at-home order comes at a terrible time for businesses hoping to capitalize on the holiday shopping season. Old Pasadena shoppers say it just doesn't feel like the holidays. → Read More

LA County's new stay-at-home order kicks in Monday, one day after 5K new COVID cases reported: WATCH LIVE

Los Angeles County's new stay-at-home restrictions took effect Monday, and county officials say further restrictions could follow if things don't get better. → Read More

Black Friday crowds smaller, parking easier this year around SoCal

With the pandemic keeping people at home and stores at limited capacity, Black Friday around the Southland was a calmer experience than in the past. → Read More

LA County restaurant owners push back against dining ban amid fears business may not survive

Los Angeles County's move to once again ban outdoor dining was met with anger and desperation from restaurant owners. → Read More

Pasadena to step up enforcement as outdoor dining continues amid COVID-19 surge

Pasadena officials say enforcement efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 will be stepped up as the city will keep outdoor dining despite LA County's health order. → Read More

SoCal shoppers anxious about COVID-19 lockdown clear store shelves again of essential items

Lockdown shopping is taking hold again. Various stores around the Southland are experiencing shortages of toilet paper, water, cleaning products and other supplies -- items that first flew off the shelves when the pandemic began. → Read More

Surveillance video shows woman try to kidnap 1-year-old boy in LA, claiming child was hers

The Los Angeles Police Department is seeking the public's help in locating a woman who is wanted for two attempted kidnappings, one of which was captured on surveillance video. → Read More