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Alex Biston’s Weather Forecast (Aug. 2)The heat is expected to continue through Sunday with elevated and near critical fire danger inland. Alex Biston reports.

Salmonella Outbreak Traced To Red Onions From Calif. Sickens Hundreds In Dozens Of StatesA Salmonella outbreak that has impacted dozens of states has been traced back to red onions from Bakersfield, Calif. Amy Johnson reports.

NASA Astronauts Returning From International Space Station Aboard SpaceX Crew DragonTwo NASA astronauts aboard the Space X were concluding the final and most important aspect of their test flight: returning to Earth safely. Amy Johnson reports.

2 Killed In Fiery Crash In Westlake VillageTwo people have died following a fiery crash in Westlake Village. Amy Johnson reports.

Marines Halt Search For 8 Missing Troops Off SoCal Coast; All Presumed DeadThe search for eight U.S. service members missing off the coast of San Diego has come to an end, authorities said Sunday. Amy Johnson reports.

Apple Fire In Riverside County Explodes To 15,000 Acres; 0 Percent ContainmentA massive fire burning in Riverside County has scorched 15,000 acres and was at zero percent containment, firefighters said. Joy Benedict reports.

Fans Gather At Vigil, Say Naya Rivera’s LGBT “Glee” Role Was Life-Saving33-year-old Naya Rivera drowned at Lake Piru last month after a day out at the lake with her 4-year-old son. Laurie Perez reports.

TikTok ‘Not Planning On Going Anywhere’ After President Trump’s Proposed US BanA TikTok executive is disputing privacy concerns levied against the company from President Donald Trump and announced on Saturday that the social media platform, which has its U.S. headquarters in Culver City, is “not planning on going anywhere.” Jeff Nguyen reports.

Now 12,000 Acres, Apple Fire In Cherry Valley Forces Thousands Out Of Their HomesAround 8 p.m., officials reported the Apple Fire spread to 12,000 acres at 0% containment, nearly tripling in size from just a few hours earlier. Hermela Aregawi reports.

Vigil Near Lake Piru Honors Life And Legacy Of Naya RiveraOne by one at the vigil on Saturday, fans shared stories about actress Naya Rivera’s impact on their life through her on-screen portrayal of Santana Lopez on “Glee” and her LGBTQ+ advocacy. Laurie Perez reports.

Over 2,000 Homes Under Evacuation Order As Apple Fire Continues To Grow In SizeApproximately 2,586 homes totaling approximately 7,800 people are under evacuation orders as properties continue to be threatened by flames from the Apple Fire in Cherry Valley. Hermela Aregawi reports live.

‘Accidental Climber’ With Jim Geiger“Accidental Climber” is a documentary set to be released August 11th, chronicling 68-year-old amateur mountaineer Jim Geiger and his quest to become the oldest American to summit Mount Everest in 2014. But when he finally arrived at base camp, nothing could prepare him for what happened next. CBS 2’s Jaime Maggio talked with Geiger about his journey and the film’s inspirational message.

Locals, Visitors Welcome August Heat With A Day At The BeachA lifeguard said Saturday’s beach crowd was only slightly smaller than a typical hot August day pre-coronavirus. Greg Mills reports.

Apple Fire Forces New EvacuationsFlames have scorched more than 4,100 acres near Banning from Friday through Saturday evening. Joy Benedict reports.

Apple Fire Burns At Least 1,900 Acres, 1 Home DestroyedA large brush fire blackened approximately 1,900 acres and threatened homes Saturday in Cherry Valley, prompting the evacuation of residents from a number of neighborhoods.

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Astronauts Expected To Begin Return Trip To Earth TodayDoug Hurley and Bob Behnken have been aboard the ISS since May 31, when they blasted off from Cape Canaveral in SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft. Behnken and Hurley are expected to go back inside the Crew Dragon Saturday afternoon to begin their 19-hour journey back to Earth. However, Mission Control is keeping a close eye on Hurricane Isaias. 

Former Marine Working Out How To Solve Exercise Equipment ShortageFormer Marine Captain Grant Broggi told CBS2/KCAL9’s Stacey Butler he never dreamed when the Coronavirus forced him to close his gyms five months ago that a nationwide shortage of weights and racks would soon follow – so he started making his own.

Compton Makes Progress In Road Repair ProjectMayor Aja Brown said the city is on track to fix 50 percent of the streets that need the most attention.

Alex Biston’s Weather Forecast (Aug. 1)We’re kicking off the first day of August with hot temperatures. Expect mostly clear skies and dangerous heat, especially inland, as temperatures soar into the triple-digits.

Evacuations Ordered As Apple Fire Burns In Cherry Valley, Threatens HomesA large brush fire expanded from 1,700 to 1,900 acres overnight and threatened homes Saturday in Cherry Valley, prompting the evacuation of residents from a number of neighborhoods. Joy Benedict reports.

Torrance Police Arrest 2 People Suspected Of Vandalizing Car, Yelling ‘White Lives Matter’Two 29-year-olds were arrested Friday for allegedly saying, “white lives matter,” performing a Nazi salute and vandalizing a vehicle with a shovel in Torrance.

Evelyn Taft’s Weather Forecast (July 31)Evelyn Taft takes a look at tonight’s weather forecast.

Evacuations Ordered As Apple Fire Burns 900 Acres In Cherry Valley, Threatens HomesA large brush fire blackened approximately 900 acres and threatened homes Friday in Cherry Valley, prompting the evacuation of residents from a number of neighborhoods.

Cooling Centers To Open Throughout LA County As Temperatures RiseMultiple cooling centers will be opened in Los Angeles Friday through Sunday as temperatures rise across the Southland.



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