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Conchata Ferrell, Who Played Berta On ‘Two And A Half Men,’ Dead At 77Actress Conchata Ferrell, known for her role as the sharp-witted housekeeper Berta on the long-running sitcom “Two and a Half Men,” died Monday at 77. Katie Johnston reports.

Irvine Man Faces Federal Charges Of Setting Fire To Unmarked Santa Monica Police Vehicle During ProtestsAn Irvine man was taken into federal custody Tuesday for allegedly setting fire to a Santa Monica Police Department vehicle during recent protests and civil unrest. Katie Johnston reports.

Little Tokyo Service Center, SoCalGas Team Up With Local Restaurants To Deliver Meals To SeniorsThe Little Tokyo Service Center has partnered with Southern California Gas Co. to deliver meals to seniors as part of the Little Tokyo Eats program. Katie Johnston reports.

LA Officials Finalize Deal To House Thousands Of Homeless People Living Near FreewaysFollowing seven months of deliberation, Los Angeles city and county officials Tuesday finalized a $300 million deal to provide housing for thousands of homeless people who live in and around the region’s freeways. Katie Johnston reports.

Greater-Alarm Blaze Engulfs Textile Business In Downtown LA, Spreads To Second BuildingHuge flames torched a textile business in downtown Los Angeles early Tuesday morning before spreading to an adjacent building, with dozens of firefighters battling the stubborn blaze for several hours.

LA Comic Con Cancels Plans For December In-Person ConventionJust two weeks after announcing an ambitious plan to hold an in-person convention at the Los Angeles Convention Center, L.A. Comic Con says it is canceling the planned December event. Katie Johnston reports.

LAFD’s New Firefighting Robot Gets To WorkThe new robot was scheduled to be introduced to the public Tuesday, but was put to work earlier than planned on a downtown LA fire. Kara Finnstrom reports.

California Rules On Large Gatherings: Limit To Three Families, Two Hours Or Less, No SingingNew social distancing guidelines released by the state of California are prohibiting gatherings that include more than three households at any time. Katie Johnston reports.

‘Free Mom Hugs’ Car-A-Vans Through LAThe group provides love and support to the LGBTQ community who may have not had it from their own families. Chris Holmstrom reports.

Protesters Tear Down Junipero Serra Statue In NorCalDemonstrators tore down a statue of the controversial Catholic saint Junipero Serra Monday evening in the Bay Area city of San Rafael.

UC Riverside’s Coronavirus Testing Lab Now Running At Full CapacityThe lab is now processing 400 samples a day, and could be up to 600 samples a day in the next few weeks. Suzanne Marques reports.

‘The Amazing Race’ Returns For 32nd Season“The Amazing Race” host and executive producer Phil Keoghan talks to CBS2 News This Morning about the upcoming 32nd season.

2nd Student Tests Positive At Los Alamitos High SchoolLos Alamitos High School was one of the first high schools to reopen in Orange County. Suzanne Marques reports.

Vin Scully Takes Fan Questions Through Twitter Using #AskVin HashtagVin Scully fans were given the chance to ask the beloved sportscaster questions through the Twitter hashtag #AskVin Monday. Katie Johnston reports.

Cedars-Sinai Study: Outpatient Care Safe For Most COVID-19 PatientsCedars-Sinai reported Monday that the majority of patients who were treated and sent home to recuperate after visiting the hospital’s emergency department with suspected COVID-19 symptoms recovered within a week. Katie Johnston reports.

Bobcat Fire Possibly Caused By Vegetation Contacting SCE ConductorThe Bobcat Fire, which has burned 115,796 acres in the Angeles National Forest, may have been caused by vegetation coming into contact with a Southern California Edison overhead conductor, the company said Monday in a letter to the California Public Utilities Commission. Katie Johnston reports.

Greater-Alarm Blaze Engulfs Textile Business In Downtown LADozens of firefighters were battling a greater-alarm fire which erupted at a textile business in downtown Los Angeles early Tuesday morning.

Small Brush Fire Breaks Out In Los FelizFirefighters were able to quickly knock down a small brush fire which erupted in Los Feliz late Monday night, south of the Griffith Observatory.

2 In Custody After Pursuit Of Suspected Stolen U-Haul Truck Ends In Long BeachTwo people were in custody Monday night after a pursuit of a suspected stolen U-Haul truck ended in Long Beach.

Evelyn Taft’s Weather Forecast (Oct. 12)Evelyn Taft takes a look at tonight’s weather.

Fans Gather At Dodger Stadium Drive-In To Watch Game 1 Of NLCS; Braves Beat Dodgers 5-1The Los Angeles Dodgers hosted a drive-in viewing party for the National League Championship Series, which began Monday evening against the Atlanta Braves in Arlington, Texas. Brittney Hopper reports.

Wildlife Photographer Captures Dramatic Scenes From Angeles National ForestWildlife photographer Robert Martinez has seen everything from mountain lions to bears and even snakes with cameras throughout Angeles National Forest, and he’s sharing those experiences online for all to see.

Post Coronavirus Treatment, Trump Returns To Campaign Trail With Florida RallyPresident Trump held a campaign rally in Sanford, Florida, on Monday, marking his first trip from the White House since his coronavirus diagnosis. Tom Wait reports.

Search Continues For Woodland Hills Woman Who Went Missing In Utah’s Zion National ParkHolly Suzanne Courtier, 38, was last seen at about 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 6. The National Park Service, which is searching for Courtier with the Washington County’s Sheriff’s Office, says her intended travel plan was not known.

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