Los Angeles

Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled his plans for a "Hyperloop" transportation system on August 12, 2013. Musk claimed the system would whisk passengers between San Francisco and Los Angeles in 30 minutes. (CBS)

Company Behind Musk’s ‘Hyperloop’ High-Speed Transit System Opens Space In LA

A company behind Tesla and SpaceX billionaire Elon Musk’s vision to build a futuristic, high-speed transportation system is now operating out of a downtown Los Angeles warehouse space.

03/25/2015

“I look at myself in the mirror and I go, ‘I see a female body,’ ” said high school teacher Amanda Swager. (CBS LA)

SoCal Teacher Surprises Students With New Female Identity

Students at Chino High School returned to school this week to find that their chemistry teacher looked very different and had a new name: Amanda Swager.

03/23/2015

Bel-Air

Silicon Valley Techies Ditch Pricey Bay Area, Head South To Buy Mansions, Pied-A-Terres For Less

Los Angeles real estate agent Tami Pardee says tech buyers from Silicon Valley make up about 10 percent of her current clients. “They’re buying second homes — or third or fourth homes.”

03/21/2015

Chef Roy Choi (L) and Daniel Patterson (R)  testing menu items for Loco'l. (Photo Credit: Loco'l via Instagram)

Renowned Chefs Plan Healthy, Fresh Fast-Food Restaurant In San Francisco Tenderloin

One of the first two restaurants is expected at Turk and Taylor streets later this year.

03/18/2015

Dry rice field in Yuba County. (CBS)

Some Northern California Farmers Not Planting This Year, Sell Water To Los Angeles At $700 Per Acre Foot

The rice industry in the Sacramento Valley is taking a hard hit with the drought. Some farmers are skipping out on their fields this year, because they are cashing in on their water rights.

03/17/2015

Robert Durst and Susan Berman. (Source: CBS/48 Hours)

Real Estate Heir Robert Durst Charged With Murder Of Former KPIX 5 Producer, May Face Death Penalty

Los Angeles prosecutors have filed a murder charge against real estate heir Robert Durst that could carry the death penalty.

03/16/2015

Robert Durst and Susan Berman. (Source: CBS/48 Hours)

Eccentric Millionaire Arrested On Murder Warrant Linked To Former KPIX Producer’s Death

The arrest of Robert Durst, a wealthy eccentric linked to two killings and his wife’s disappearance, came on Sunday just before the finale in an HBO show about his life in which he said he “killed them all.”

03/15/2015

This funduscopic image reveals the effects of late neuro-ocular syphilis on the optic disk and retina. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Cases Of Ocular Syphilis In San Francisco And Other West Coast Cities Increasing

Health officials in California are warning primary care and eye doctors to be on the lookout for ocular syphilis, as clusters of the disease hit San Francisco and other West Coast cities.

03/11/2015

Scene of small plane crash on golf course near Santa Monica airport. (CBS)

Harrison Ford: Look Back At The Real Life Close Calls Of Indiana Jones Actor

Harrison Ford is as much the daredevil in real life as Han Solo, Indiana Jones or the other larger-than-life characters he’s played on the screen.

03/05/2015

An Uber car.

Grandmother Driving For Uber Says She Was Attacked By Door-Slamming Passengers

A Los Angeles grandmother who drives for Uber says her passengers attacked her Friday evening.

03/05/2015

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