Eileen Frere, ABC7 Eyewitness News

Eileen Frere

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Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Azusa Pacific University evacuation order lifted after bomb threat

Officials determined there is no danger posed to Azusa Pacific University and its regional campuses following a bomb threat that prompted an hours-long evacuation of the sites Wednesday evening. → Read More

LAPD chief vows disciplinary action if employees involved in alleged photo mocking George Floyd

LAPD Chief Michel Moore spoke out Tuesday about an alleged Valentine's Day-style image mocking the death of George Floyd circulated among the agency's officers, which has sparked both outrage and an investigation. → Read More

OC restaurant giving away hundreds of meals to seniors in need for Tet, Vietnamese Lunar New Year

Tet, Vietnamese Lunar New Year, falls on the same day as the Chinese Lunar New Year. COVID-19 has changed celebration plans, but that's not stopping one local restaurant from reaching out to its community with a helping hand to brighten the holiday. → Read More

Los Angeles seeing spike in homicides in 2021 so far

The number of homicides in the city of Los Angeles in 2021 now stands at 51, a jump from 32 reported during the same period last year, according to the LAPD. → Read More

Sacred items stolen from Lawndale mortuary in heist captured on video

A search is underway for multiple suspects captured on video stealing from a mortuary in Lawndale. The owner of the mortuary says sacred Buddhist artifacts were among the items stolen. → Read More

California paid out $11 billion in fake jobless claims last year, official says

California paid out $11 billion in fake jobless claims and billions more in payments are being investigated as possible fraud, according to the state Labor Secretary Julie Su. → Read More

LA will finish vaccinations for every resident of a skilled nursing facility by Friday, Garcetti says

By the end of Friday, the city of Los Angeles will be finished offering COVID-19 vaccines to all residents of skilled nursing facilities, according to Mayor Eric Garcetti. → Read More

COVID-19 vaccine supply 'extremely limited' in LA County, health officials say

As L.A. County makes coronavirus vaccinations available to residents 65-year-old and over, public health officials say doses are in "extremely limited supply." → Read More

As pandemic hits new milestones, vaccination efforts expand in SoCal

The nation and Southern California region continue to hit new grim milestones in the COVID-19 pandemic even as encouraging news emerges of additional vaccine eligibility and a small dip in hospitalizations. → Read More

LA County supervisor wants 'wait list' to ensure COVID-19 vaccines aren't wasted

Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn says she would like a system set up to make sure any unused COVID-19 vaccines are given out and not thrown away before they expire. → Read More

LAPD working to determine if any officer took part in Capitol riot

The LAPD is working to determine if any of its members took part in the attack on the Capitol, and ordering any department personnel who was there to cooperate with federal authorities - even if they did not take part in any illegal activity. → Read More

SoCal family ravaged by COVID-19 loses 3 loved ones in span of 3 weeks

A Southern California family is in mourning after three loved ones died in the span of three weeks. → Read More

SoCal woman who confronted Black teen over phone appears in court, agrees to NYC extradition

The California woman seen on video tackling a teenage boy and accusing him of stealing her cell phone has agreed to be extradited to New York to face charges. → Read More

Electric Mile at Santa Anita park offers drive-thru festival with lights, music

The immersive Electric Mile experience at Santa Anita involves millions of lights, with lasers and displays all synced to music - without leaving your car. → Read More

California National Guard assists Riverside hospital amid COVID-19 surge

The California National Guard deployed nine medical corps members to assist a Riverside hospital amid an alarming surge of coronavirus cases in Southern California. → Read More

California becomes first state to surpass 2 million confirmed COVID-19 cases

California has surpassed the grim milestone of 2 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. → Read More

What you need to know about how SoCal hospitals are preparing to receive, distribute COVID-19 vaccine

Following the FDA saying it intends to grant emergency use authorization for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, hospitals across the country -- including in Southern California -- prepare to receive the first round of doses amid a worsening health crisis. → Read More

Former legislative aide accuses OC Assemblyman Bill Brough of rape

A former legislative aide is accusing Assemblyman Bill Brough of raping her in 2015. → Read More

New LA County 'safer-at-home' order puts additional limits on gatherings, closes playgrounds: WATCH LIVE

Los Angeles County has issued a new safer-at-home order that places stricter limits on gatherings and occupancy at businesses, as well as closes playgrounds and cardrooms. → Read More

LA County restaurant owners frustrated over dining ban

With L.A. County's ban on outdoor dining set to take effect Wednesday night, many local restaurant owners fear their business may not survive as the region braces for another possible shutdown. → Read More