Lynette Romero, KTLA 5

Lynette Romero


Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Past articles by Lynette:

Home births rise during pandemic, though risks remain for some

Two years ago, when Athena was about to come into the world, it was the peak of the pandemic, an uncertain time, especially for moms about to give birth. So Athena’s mom, Camila Vivo, delivered Athena at home. “April, May, they were not allowing anyone in the hospital,” Vivo said. “I had a friend that […] → Read More

3 shot in Long Beach crime rampage that involved shootings, carjackings, kidnapping and ended in Carson hostage situation

A man turned a gun on himself after engaging in a string of shootings and carjackings that began in Long Beach and ended at a Carson church with a kidnapped woman Friday night, police said. The series of crimes all happened within a 15-minute time period and involved three gunshot victims and one suspect, a […] → Read More

Gunfire in West Hollywood neighborhood leaves 4 wounded

Detectives responded to a shooting that left four people wounded in a West Hollywood neighborhood Friday morning. The incident occurred about 4:15 a.m. near the intersection of Fountain Avenue and North Olive Drive, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Miles said. Investigators said the shooting took place following an altercation between a group of men. […] → Read More

After Lady Gaga’s dog walker shot in Hollywood, she offers $500K for 2 dogs’ return

Lady Gaga’s dog walker is in the hospital after he was shot and two of the pop star’s French bulldogs were stolen Wednesday night in Hollywood, The Times has confirmed. According to the Hollywood branch of the LAPD, a suspect armed with a semi-automatic handgun shot a single victim around 9:40 p.m. on the 1500 […] → Read More

L.A., Orange counties meet state threshold to allow outdoor sports starting Friday

Call it the greatest touchdown of the year in California high schools sports. The California Department of Public Health released its weekly coronavirus report Tuesday, and those counties where the adjusted daily case rate had reached 14.0 or less per 100,000 are cleared to allow outdoor sports to begin Friday under the state youth sports update released […] → Read More

Congressional leaders seal $1 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, government funding

Top Capitol Hill negotiators sealed a deal Sunday on an almost $1 trillion COVID-19 economic relief package, finally delivering long-overdue help to businesses and individuals and providing money to deliver vaccines to a nation eager for them. The agreement, announced by Senate leaders, would establish a temporary $300 per week supplemental jobless benefits and $600 […] → Read More

Determined holiday travelers head to LAX despite COVID fears and warnings

It’s Thanksgiving week at Los Angeles International Airport, and you could almost forget a pandemic is raging, aside from the masks obscuring travelers’ faces. On Monday morning, people shuffled through check-in lines less than six feet apart and clustered around luggage conveyors awaiting their bags. Their presence defied both logic and health guidelines: governors and […] → Read More

Trump, Biden ready to try again after chaotic 1st debate

After meeting last month in perhaps the most chaotic debate in modern history, President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, will take the stage Thursday to give it another go. The bar to improve upon their last prime-time meeting is low: Their first debate was punctuated by frequent interruptions, mostly from Trump, leaving the two […] → Read More

At-home COVID-19 tests to be made available at some grocery stores

At-home COVID-19 tests will be made available at a number of grocery stores in select markets. The results will typically be returned in 72 hours or less, according to a previous Albertsons Companies news release. Lynette Romero reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Oct. 2, 2020. → Read More

3 men found dead in backyard of Norwalk home

An investigation is underway after three men were found dead near a backyard pool in Norwalk Thursday morning. Authorities received a rescue call about 3:11 a.m. after the discovery was made at a home in the 12000 block of Portugal Court, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Gutierrez said. It was unclear who found the […] → Read More

‘It’s kind of World Series-or-bust:’ Dodgers prepare to start playoffs Wednesday

The Dodgers lost one of the 20 series on their 60-game regular-season schedule. If they lose one in October, that rampage they completed Sunday — most runs scored, second-fewest runs allowed, highest winning percentage by any team since 1954, an eighth consecutive National League West title — will become a footnote in another failed attempt to win the World […] → Read More

Dangerous heat wave to impact California, Nevada, Arizona over Labor Day weekend

A dangerous heat wave is expected to hit the West Coast over the holiday weekend. Fourty-three million people across much of California, southern Nevada and western Arizona are already under an excessive heat watch, and that number is expected to rise. Forecasters warn that this heat wave has the potential to break all-time high temperature […] → Read More

Dodgers hold first team workout as L.A. battles coronavirus surge

The Los Angeles Dodgers are holding their first workout at Dodger Stadium Friday despite the city’s recent surge in coronavirus cases. Lynette Romero reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on July 3, 2020. → Read More

California’s gas tax hits 50 cents a gallon after July 1 increase

California’s gas tax climbed 50.5 cents a gallon as another increase went into effect on Wednesday. The state’s excise tax rose 3.2 cents per gallon, bringing the total to 50.5 cents. Including federal and other taxes, California motorists are paying 79 cents in taxes per gallon at the pump — the highest in the nation, […] → Read More

Protest workout held against racism at Torrance park where woman was filmed unleashing racist rants

Hundreds of people gathered at Charles H. Wilson Park in Torrance to denounce racism on Friday, two days after video surfaced of someone delivering a racially-charged tirade against an Asian woman at that very same park. The group participated in a protest workout, demonstrating solidarity with “their South Bay neighbor” who was targeted while working […] → Read More

Majority of Americans OK with cautious reopening, polls show

Watching the coronavirus political fight play out might leave you with the belief that there are essentially two camps: the first that wants the economy to open up at almost any cost, and the second that wants nonessential businesses to stay shut down. Those who are who are pouring into state capitols, demanding reopenings, are not […] → Read More

California sees signs of winning battle against pandemic, even as deaths keep rising

Three months into California’s battle with the coronavirus, there are growing signs that the outbreak is ebbing even as the state death toll continues to climb past 3,400. While deaths remain a stubborn challenge, other metrics analyzed by the Los Angeles Times show significant progress — enough that even some of the most cautious local […] → Read More

These companies are hiring during the COVID-19 crisis

Millions of American workers have been laid off or furloughed during the coronavirus pandemic, with a record 20.5 million US jobs lost in April. But some companies are still hiring thousands of new employees to keep up with shifting consumer demands and spending habits. Here’s a list of some key employers hiring — rapidly — during the […] → Read More

Knott’s Berry Farm owner says some of its theme parks may remain closed through rest of the year: Report

Rollercoaster riders, beware. Cedar Fair, the parents company of Knott’s Berry Farm’s, says some or all of its theme parks in the U.S. and Canada could remain closed throughout the rest of the year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Orange County Register reported on Thursday. “Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have estimated that […] → Read More

Harvey Weinstein moved to NYC hospital after being sentenced to 23 years for sex assaults

Harvey Weinstein was sentenced Wednesday to 23 years in prison after breaking his courtroom silence with a rambling plea for mercy in which he professed to be “totally confused” by the #MeToo movement that spelled the Hollywood producer’s downfall. His accusers — those who testified against him and many others who have spoken out elsewhere […] → Read More