Chip Yost, KTLA 5

Chip Yost


Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Past articles by Chipyost:

From the brink of extinction, the California condor is making a comeback

At the Bitter Creek National Wildlife Refuge, about 35 miles southwest of Bakersfield, an amazing recovery story is underway. The California condor, which was once speeding toward extinction, is making a comeback. “We are seeing condors breeding in the wild and pairing up, and finding their own food, and doing everything that they need to do […] → Read More

Road collapses, swallowing SUV in Laguna Beach

Authorities in Laguna Beach, California are still trying to determine what caused a water main to burst over the weekend, creating a flood and a large sinkhole that swallowed an SUV. → Read More

Ballet dancers recovering from Seal Beach hit-and-run crash; suspect still at-large

Five young ballet dancers who were badly injured in a violent hit-and-run in Seal Beach are receiving community and family support, while the search for the suspect who fled the scene on foot after the crash continues. Surveillance footage released by the Seal Beach Police Department shows the moment a man in a gold […] → Read More

Bicyclist hit, then stabbed to death identified as a Laguna Beach doctor

Investigators are still trying to determine why a driver allegedly struck a bicyclist with his car and then stabbed him to death in Dana Point Wednesday. → Read More

Stabbing at Tustin High School prompts temporary shelter-in-place order

A male student at Tustin High School was taken to the hospital Tuesday after allegedly being stabbed by another male student, officials announced. Officers with the Tustin Police Department responded to the school, located at 1171 El Camino Real, at around 12:18 p.m. When police arrived, they took the juvenile suspect, who was being […] → Read More

Ronna McDaniel retains role as RNC chair

Ronna McDaniel was re-elected as chair the Republican National Committee during a meeting in Dana Point, California Friday. McDaniel had been challenged by attorney and California RNC Committeewoman Harmeet Dhillon and My Pillow founder Mike Lindell. Lindell received just 4 votes out of 167. Chip Yost reports for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Jan. 27, 2023. → Read More

Orange County mother killed by a stray bullet

Family members are mourning after an Orange County mother is killed by a stray bullet fired during an alleged drive-by shooting in Santa Ana on Sunday, Dec.4. → Read More

No deal in sight between University of California and faculty members

The University of California strike has entered its third week with little progress on a new contract. Workers are demanding higher wages and better benefits and on Monday, hundreds of faculty members from across the UC system announced a work stoppage to show their solidarity with some of the striking student workers. For some students, […] → Read More

Orange County transit works announce strike

Teamsters Local 952, the union that represents Orange County Transportation Authority's mechanics and other technicians, announced that they will be going on strike Wednesday. → Read More

Orange County Registrar of Voters Office adds security measures ahead of election

The Orange County Registrar of Voters Office has added additional security measures this election cycle. Registrar of Voters Bob Page on Tuesday briefed reporters about some of the added features, meant to ensure the integrity of the upcoming midterm election. Cameras and monitors are now set up where election observers can watch workers process ballots. […] → Read More

Woman arrested, accused of killing man after intentionally running him over with car in Cypress

Police in Cypress have taken a 20-year-old woman into custody after she allegedly killed a man after she ran him over with her car. The incident unfolded around 8:30 p.m. Sunday near Graham Street, adjacent to Oak Knoll Park, according to a news release from the Cypress Police Department. Authorities said that when officers […] → Read More

Huntington Beach hosts Olympic hopefuls for surfing competition

Teams of surfers from 51 countries have gathered in Huntington Beach this week, competing with a berth in the 2024 Olympics on the line. When it’s over, the teams that gets first place in the men’s and women’s divisions will be able to choose one person each from their country to send to the 2024 […] → Read More

Viral thefts of Kias, Hyundais prompt Orange County lawsuit

Last month, the Los Angeles Police Department alerted the community to a viral TikTok challenge that encourages the theft of Kia and Hyundai vehicles. One in five vehicle thefts this year is a Kia or Hyundai, police said, and officials believe that is in part due to the lack of an “immobilizer,” an anti-theft device […] → Read More

Police look for man videotaped kicking, hitting dog in Anaheim

Anaheim police are looking to speak with a man who was captured on video kicking and hitting a dog in the hallway of an apartment complex. The video, which was captured on a doorbell security camera, has been shared hundreds of times on social media. Police believe it happened in recent days at the large […] → Read More

Flash flooding hits Riverside, San Bernardino counties

Heavy rainfall once again overwhelmed storm drains and caused mudslides in Riverside and San Bernardino counties Monday afternoon. In Forest Falls, roughly 75 miles east of Los Angeles, torrential downpours led to flooding that impacted homes, electricity service and natural gas lines, the San Bernardino County Fire Department said. Fire crews were searching for potential […] → Read More

Officials discuss using federal dollars to save water

Officials on Thursday gathered in Irvine to discuss using federal dollars to conserve water. Congresswoman Katie Porter, along with federal, state and local officials announced more than $300 in allocations from the bipartisan infrastructure law to water projects across the country, including more than $12 million to help fund a reservoir in Irvine. Chip Yost […] → Read More

Historic Watson’s soda fountain closing down in Old Town Orange

The circle in Old Town Orange is a throwback, a nostalgic reminder to some of how things used to be, and one place that really brings back memories is Watson’s Cafe and Soda Fountain. Watson’s first opened in 1899 as a drug store on Glassell Street before moving to its current location on Chapman Avenue. […] → Read More

Man who committed suicide in 1999 linked to 2 O.C. cold case killings: Officials

A man who died in 1999 was later tied to two cold case killings in Orange County, officials announced Monday. Shannon Rose Lloyd, 23, was found dead in a room she rented in Garden Grove on May 21, 1987. An autopsy determined she had been sexually assaulted and was strangled, officials said. The investigation went […] → Read More

Video: Yorba Linda jewelry store falls victim to smash-and-grab burglars

The owners and employees of David Hayman Jewellers are cleaning up after a smash-and-grab burglary at the store early Thursday morning. Security footage shows what appears to be seven burglars ransacking the store and taking merchandise to their vehicles. Chip Yost reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on July 14, 2022. → Read More

Caught on video: Man assaults victim at Santa Ana grocery store

Police in Santa Ana are asking for the public’s help finding a man who was seen on video pushing a fellow grocery store patron to the ground, causing severe head trauma in a caught-on-video attack. The incident occurred on May 29 inside the Northgate Market at 700 South Harbor Boulevard, Santa Ana police said in […] → Read More