Mark Mester, KTLA 5

Mark Mester


Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Past articles by Mark:

Caught on camera: Burglars use vehicle to smash into Chanel store in Beverly Grove

Burglars used a vehicle to smash into a Chanel store in Beverly Grove early Wednesday. The caught-on-camera incident is being investigated by police. Mark Mester reports for the KTLA 5 News at 3 on July 22, 2022. → Read More

Man who attacked Dave Chappelle pleads not guilty

The man charged in the attack against comedian Dave Chappelle during a performance at the Hollywood Bowl earlier this week pleaded not guilty Friday to four misdemeanor counts. → Read More

Mountain lion struck and killed on the 405 Freeway in Brentwood area

An 18-month-old mountain Lion was struck and killed on the 405 Freeway in the Brentwood area early Thursday morning. The big cat was found dead in the roadway around 1 a.m. on the southbound lanes of the freeway near Getty Center Drive exit, California Highway Patrol Officer Moses Marroquin told KTLA. No information was available […] → Read More

Santa Barbara County to consider restarting offshore oil production

The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will consider a proposal by Exxon-Mobil to restart oil production off the county’s coast. Supervisor Das Williams said the oil company wants to “restart an oil operation that was going previous to the oil spill in 2015.” In 2015, the county’s Refugio State Beach was hit […] → Read More

Reward offered for information in Inglewood-area hit-and-run crash that killed 70-year-old man

A $50,000 reward is being offered for information in an Inglewood-area hit-and-run crash that left a 70-year-old man dead last month. The crash occurred about 9:35 p.m. as the victim was crossing the street at a marked crosswalk at Manchester and Van Ness avenues, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The location is at […] → Read More

Metrolink offers discounted tickets for fans wanting to get to the Super Bowl Experience

Football fans looking for a way to enjoy the Super Bowl Experience have three days, beginning Thursday, to take advantage of a discounted Metrolink ticket price that will get them to the Los Angeles Convention Center. Metrolink, in partnership with the Super Bowl Experience presented by Lowes, is offering riders an all-day travel ticket from […] → Read More

What are the COVID-19 health and safety rules at Sofi Stadium for Super Bowl LVI?

Ensuring COVID-19 health and safety regulations are in place are at the forefront of preparations underway at Sofi Stadium ahead of Super Bowl LVI. “This is going to be one of the safest, most glamorous Super Bowls in the history of Super Bowls,” Inglewood Mayor James Butts said at a media briefing Wednesday. As such, […] → Read More

Reward offered for information in fatal shooting of man at Debs Park

Authorities and family members are offering a $50,000 reward for information regarding the killing of a man at Debs Park in September. The incident occurred about 3:30 p.m. Sept. 10, when the victim, 29-year-old Jason Cortez, was walking on a hiking trail at the Montecito Heights park. Cortez was shot in the back with a […] → Read More

Helmets on before surf’s up: Concussions an increasing concern in a growing sport

A San Diego surfer’s career ended after more than 20 concussions and with him being almost blind in one eye. → Read More

1st rescued birds released after oil spill as search continues for more oiled wildlife

The first two of dozens of rescued birds were released back into the wild in Huntington Beach Wednesday after recovering from a major oil spill that killed and threatened wildlife along the Orange County coast. → Read More

Mystery lingers around cause of O.C. oil pipeline leak; Coast Guard revises spill estimates

Key questions remain: Could the line have been hit days before the leak started? What ship is responsible? And if a ship anchor is not the culprit, what else could it be? → Read More

Restraining order against Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer remains in place for now following hearing

A judge determined that a restraining order against Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer should be extended Friday. → Read More

Pine Fire: Crews battle 150-acre brush fire in Antelope Valley; at least 1 structure burned

Firefighters were working to put out a wind-driven brush fire that was threatening structures in the Antelope Valley Wednesday afternoon, officials said. The flames were reported around 1:30 p.m. in the area of Highway 138 and 248th Street East, southeast of the high desert communities of Palmdale and Llano, the Los Angeles County Fire Department […] → Read More

Los Angeles park fenced off after clashes between police, protesters over homeless encampment

The remaining homeless people living along Echo Park Lake in Los Angeles were given 24 hours to leave after protesters clashed with police Wednesday night over a controversial plan to clear the long-running encampment there. → Read More

California has the most COVID-19 deaths, but fewer per capita than most states

California now has more COVID-19 deaths than any other state, a distinction reflecting both its large population and the ravages of a winter coronavirus wave that has only recently begun to recede. All told, 45,007 Californians have died from COVID-19, with 514 fatalities reported Tuesday alone, according to data compiled by The Times. New York, […] → Read More

California’s 1st cases of South African coronavirus variant confirmed in Bay Area

California’s first cases of the South African coronavirus variant have been confirmed in the Bay Area, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday. Newsom said one of the cases was found in Alameda County and the other in Santa Clara County. He did not share any additional information on those who tested positive or how they may have contracted […] → Read More

Buttigieg introduced as Biden’s transportation pick, would be 1st openly gay person confirmed to Cabinet post

President-elect Joe Biden introduced Democratic primary rival Pete Buttigieg on Wednesday as his nominee for transportation secretary, calling the 38-year-old ex-mayor “a new voice, with new ideas determined to move past old politics.” Buttigieg, a former city leader of South Bend, Indiana, would also be the first openly gay person confirmed by the Senate to […] → Read More

Fires once again bring smoke, ash and poor air quality to parts of SoCal

Smoke from fires in Orange County and the Inland Empire is causing poor air quality in parts of Southern California on Thursday. The Environmental Protection Agency’s Air Now monitoring website showed air quality in Orange, Irvine, Tustin and other areas near the Bond fire hovering in the unhealthy range, and advised people to reduce time […] → Read More

Dodgers return to L.A. as MLB investigates Justin Turner’s on-field celebration following positive coronavirus result

Major League Baseball officials announced an investigation Wednesday after Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner went onto the field to celebrate the team’s World Series win Tuesday night despite testing positive for the coronavirus. The 35-year-old player violated safety protocols and was “wrong” to leave isolation and put others at risk, the league said. Turner was […] → Read More

SoCal heat wave expected to peak with more 100-degree temperatures Wednesday

A prolonged fall heat wave that has already brought record-setting temperatures to the Southland is expected to peak Wednesday, according to forecasters. More triple-digit temperatures are projected throughout Southern California, with valleys reaching up to 106 degrees and even coastal areas potentially hitting 100 degrees, the National Weather Service Los Angeles reported. The day got […] → Read More