Chris Wolfe, KTLA 5

Chris Wolfe


Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Past articles by Chris:

Video captures the moment a studio roof collapses in Sherman Oaks

Video captures the stunning moment dancers narrowly escaped a roof collapse in Sherman Oaks on Wednesday night. The “bomb cyclone” has brought heavy storm activity and major flooding to communities across Southern California this week. A dance studio in Sherman Oaks was the latest victim of the severe wet weather. One moment, dancers are seen happily […] → Read More

Mountain lion seen roaming Brentwood neighborhood captured in backyard

A mountain lion that had eluded authorities for hours in a Brentwood neighborhood was finally captured in the backyard of a home Thursday afternoon. Los Angeles police officers responded to Gretna Green Way and San Vicente Boulevard around 10:30 a.m. for a report of a mountain lion sighting. Police cordoned off an area lined with […] → Read More

Rancho Cucamonga jewelry store owner remains resilient after being pistol-whipped during robbery

A Rancho Cucamonga business owner said she’s grateful to be alive after a savage robbery hospitalized her for several days. “He was ready to kill me,” said Margarita Pereda. Security footage captured the violence erupting around 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Gemma’s Jewelers, a fixture at the Terra Vista Town Center mall for about two decades. […] → Read More

Boyle Heights rallygoers demand de León’s resignation after leaked audio of racist remarks

Protesters gathered in Boyle Heights on Friday to demand accountability from Los Angeles Councilmember Kevin de León. Former Council President Nury Martinez stepped down from her leadership role and ultimately resigned for her part in the scandal, as did Los Angeles County Federation of Labor President Ron Herrera. As of Friday, however, de León and […] → Read More

‘Frightening’: Palos Verdes Peninsula fault could produce 7.8 quake, study finds

Beneath the beauty of the Palos Verdes Peninsula lies a newly discovered danger: a fault zone capable of producing an earthquake 45 times stronger than the devastating 1994 Northridge quake. To be clear, scientists already knew of the existence of the Palos Verdes fault zone, which stretches almost 70 miles from Santa Monica Bay to […] → Read More

Peak TV bonanza complicates Emmy goal of honoring the best

Eager to root for viewer favorites “Yellowstone,” “NCIS” or “Young Sheldon” during the Emmy Awards? Save your breath. They and other ratings successes failed to make a dent in nominations for Monday’s ceremony. Instead, the haul went to shows that are critical darlings or possess a higher degree of cool, “Stranger Things” and “Squid Game” […] → Read More

‘Worst of all options’: Hotel owners blast proposal to house homeless alongside guests

As the Los Angeles City Council prepares to vote on a controversial ordinance on homelessness on Friday, hotel owners are going public with their concerns. The council’s vote concerns a voucher program that would house the homeless in hotels alongside guests and workers. According to documents from the city, every hotel in Los Angeles would […] → Read More

Torrance police arrest sexual assault suspect who left woman ‘badly injured’

The Torrance Police Department made an arrest in a sexual assault investigation, hours after asking for the public’s help to find the suspect. The attack happened Sunday morning around 1 a.m. on the 4300 block of Emerald Street in Torrance. Police say a woman was attacked and sexually assaulted by a man who left her […] → Read More

West Hollywood cuts sheriff funding in favor of alternative law enforcement methods

Despite an uptick in crime, there will soon be fewer sheriff’s deputies patrolling West Hollywood. In a controversial move, the city council voted to redirect funding to other public safety programs and that idea has gotten a mixed reaction with many people in the West Hollywood community. Debate over the proposal went will into the […] → Read More

Abortion rights protests lead to arrests in downtown Los Angeles

Americans began taking to the streets across the nation Friday after the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade, handing states authority to drastically limit or ban abortions. By 1 p.m., a crowd had formed for a demonstration in front of the federal courthouse in downtown Los Angeles. Rallies were planned for 6 p.m. at […] → Read More

Woman, 2 dogs killed by lightning in LA County

A woman and her two dogs were struck and killed by lightning Wednesday morning while walking along a Pico Rivera riverbed, officials said. Around 8:50 a.m., deputies responded to a call regarding a woman possibly struck by lightning along the San Gabriel River near Mines and Rimbank avenues, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department told […] → Read More

Homicide investigation underway after body found in Camarillo dumpster; 1 detained

Human remains were found in a Camarillo dumpster Friday morning, according to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies responded to the dumpster in the 300 block of Townsite Promenade in Camarillo about 6:50 a.m., and the “Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed the remains found are human,” the Sheriff’s Office said in a press release. […] → Read More

Schiff bill would shift burden of high gas prices from consumers to oil companies

Gas prices remain astronomically high — especially in California, which pays the highest for gas in the U.S. — but Rep. Adam Schiff believes he has an answer. In his heated election year, the economy and cost of living are central issues — and those include skyrocketing gas prices. Political leaders point to the war […] → Read More

Concertgoers beat the heat at Redondo Beach music festival

People looking to escape Saturday’s heat got to cool off at the Beachlife Festival in Redondo Beach. The festivities returned for a third year and featured some of the biggest rock acts in music including Weezer, Smashing Pumpkins and the Steve Miller Band. Chris Wolfe reports for the KTLA 5 News at 5 on May 14, 2022. → Read More

New restrictions could see L.A. go plastic-free

A new “zero waste” policy in Los Angeles could see the city go plastic-free in the near future. L.A. city officials say it’s time to lead by example and continue phasing out plastic items and products that are wasteful and detrimental to the environment. This includes utensils, polystyrene or styrofoam food containers, plastic water bottles, […] → Read More

Record high shattered amid SoCal heat wave, many more expected to fall

In case you haven’t been outside, Southern California is in the middle of a three-day heat wave Thursday that has already broken one high temperature record. That unpleasant event took place in Anaheim, which recorded a high of 96 degrees Wednesday. That was well above its previous record high for the day of 91 degrees […] → Read More

10 actors with massive real estate portfolios in California

UpNest compiled a list of 10 actors with massive real estate portfolios from various news, entertainment, and real estate sites. → Read More

Man sought for alleged stabbing at Long Beach liquor store

More than a month after a stabbing at Frank’s Liquor Store in Long Beach, the assailant remains the loose. The shopkeeper was stabbed in the back of the neck, and she’s now paralyzed as a result, her family said. Chris Wolfe reports for the KTLA 5 News at 11 on March 10, 2022. → Read More

WATCH: Bodycam released in fatal police shooting of teen at clothing store

LOS ANGELES (KTLA/AP) – Video released Monday showed Los Angeles police firing at an assault suspect last week at a clothing store, a shooting that also killed a 14-year-old girl hiding in a dressing room who was struck by a bullet that went through a wall. The Los Angeles Police Department posted an edited video online that […] → Read More

Police to provide update on killing of Jacqueline Avant in Beverly Hills

Police are expected to announce an arrest in the shooting death of Los Angeles philanthropist Jacqueline Avant in Beverly Hills at 12:30 p.m. Thursday. The 81-year-old was the wife of music legend Clarence Avant. Police responded to a report of a shooting at the couple’s home in the upscale Trousdale Estates neighborhood around 2:23 a.m. […] → Read More