Rob Hayes, ABC7 Eyewitness News

Rob Hayes

ABC7 Eyewitness News

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Rob:

California making plans to give COVID-19 boosters for eligible groups

California is preparing to administer booster shots against COVID for older people and immunocompromised adults as well as initial shots for students under 12 once approved. → Read More

Who is running for mayor of Los Angeles? Candidates lining up to replace Garcetti

L.A. City Councilman Kevin de León is the latest local household name jumping into the fight to become the city's next mayor, joining an already crowded field. → Read More

Mother of 3 is found dead by husband, children in Sylmar home; LAPD probes suspicious circumstances

A mother of three was found dead after her husband and children returned to their Sylmar home, prompting an LAPD investigation. → Read More

Delta variant concerns remain in LA County ahead of Labor Day weekend

L.A. County is beginning to see decreases in weekly COVID-19 case numbers, but due to the delta variant, the county's public health director said she's hesitant to proclaim the worst of the latest surge over. → Read More

Beverly Hills: Class-action lawsuit accuses police department of racial profiling

Beverly Hills' police chief said the two Black plaintiffs who claim they were profiled when they were arrested for riding a scooter on a sidewalk were previously warned the activity was prohibited. → Read More

New luxury Hilton hotel and apartment high-rise to open in downtown Los Angeles

Hilton's luxury brand is opening a new high-rise hotel and apartment building in downtown Los Angeles as part of Frank Gehry's $1 billion The Grand project. → Read More

80% of eligible Californians have received at least 1 COVID-19 vaccine dose, Newsom says

More than 80% of the people eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine in California have received at least one dose, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced, a pandemic milestone for the nation's most populous state. → Read More

Los Angeles County sees decline in COVID-19 cases, but surge not over

While the delta variant continues to drive infection numbers, L.A. County has begun to a see drop in case rates, but the public health director stopped short of saying the virus surge is waning. → Read More

Los Angeles County passes 25,000 COVID-19 deaths as new mask rules aim to slow spread

Los Angeles County surpassed 25,000 deaths from COVID-19 this week as health officials grow increasingly worried about the upcoming winter. → Read More

Compton city councilman charged with fraud, bribery in election he won by 1 vote

Compton City Councilman Isaac Galvan and five other people were charged Friday with conspiring to commit election fraud during a June runoff. → Read More

Countdown is on for grand opening of Academy Museum of Motion Pictures; tickets now on sale

A glimmer of Hollywood hope is peeking through the gloom and doom of these past 16 months. Tickets are now on sale for the new Academy Museum, which celebrates the history of motion pictures. → Read More

Growing number of Los Angeles restaurants, bars requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination

Bars and restaurant owners in Los Angeles are taking matters into their own hands by requiring customers show proof of COVID-19 vaccination for entry. → Read More

Los Feliz residents install planters at site of former homeless encampment, prompting city crackdown

A Los Feliz homeless encampment police said was a drug-dealing hub has been cleared. But what has replaced the tents is causing a new set of problems for some residents. → Read More

As COVID cases soar, will proof of vaccination be required in California?

With more Southern California businesses asking customers for proof of vaccination, could more vaccine mandates be coming? → Read More

Billionaire 'space race' draws criticism over spending inequality

The billionaire "space race" is sparking backlash among critics who argue the billionaires Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson should spend the money helping fix Earth's problems. → Read More

As Delta variant spreads among unvaccinated, McDonald's hosts SoCal vaccine clinics

Free McDonald's items and $50 gift cards are being offered as incentives for vaccination in Los Angeles County. → Read More

Adoption offers pour in for newborn found in trash can at Lynwood park bathroom

Adoption offers are pouring in after a newborn boy was found abandoned in a trash can of a Lynwood park bathroom last week. → Read More

Homeless camp inside underground tunnel in Los Feliz draws safety concerns from residents

Homeless people in Los Feliz have turned an underground pedestrian tunnel into a makeshift home, complete with beds, sofas, even electricity. The discovery has local residents worried. → Read More

City-wide scramble to vaccinate more people before 6/15 reopening

It's not your usual approach to vaccinating: Walk the North Hills neighborhood, door to door, and dole out some COVID-19 vaccines. → Read More

Will cash prizes convince more Angelenos to get vaccinated?

Vaccination sites around Southern California are hoping for a busy weekend now that state and local organizations are offering big incentives from cash prizes to sports tickets to encourage stragglers to get their COVID-19 shots. → Read More