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CBS Los Angeles

RESEDA ( — Firefighters rescued a dog Monday from a house fire that killed nine other animals.

Emergency personnel were called to the 6000 block of N. Calvin Avenue just before 5 p.m.

Los Angeles city fire spokeswoman Katherine Main said six caged cats and three dogs succumbed to smoke inhalation and were beyond help.

The small dog that was rescued was revived with oxygen and is doing well, Main said.

People at the scene also heard “popping sounds” that could have indicated some type of explosives or ammunition, Main said.

The fire at the one-story residence has been knocked down.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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No beer. I didn’t stop because I was a drunk. (t was like kool-aid to me.) Rather health and goal reasons. I’ve consumed my share.. I certainly have plenty of wreckage to clean up yet, but hey, it’s a step in the right direction. Knock on sunshine baby 🙂 Super Sonic water. Cheers. Great day to all


Never read emails. It’s ironic the “one” that calls out to us sometimes. “What would you do?” Cancer, attitude and healthy living. Good read.

What would you do?

CBS San Francisco

VACAVILLE (CBS SF) — The story of a depressed goat and his best friend Jellybean the donkey are taking the internet by storm.

More than a million people have viewed the YouTube video of the two animals that were rescued from a hoarder in Southern California.

The goat went on what’s described as a hunger strike until he was finally reunited with his friend.

“Animal control said he was raised with a burro and they were best friends. And when they were separated, the burro really brayed and cried a lot, and we said oh my God,maybe he’s suffering from depression at the loss of his friend,”  Jan Galeazzi of the Animal Place said.

The pair ended up on a farm in Vacaville, where they’re able to frolic in the sun together.

“He was suddenly up, lively.  You could see his nostrils flaring, his eyes lighting up when she’s being…

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CBS Los Angeles

VICTORVILLE ( — A global cyber attack, in which a hacker is targeting and locking iPad, iPhone and other Mac devices, and sending out a ransom message to the afflicted, has reportedly reached the Southland.

The devices are reportedly targeted, attacked, and are ultimately locked by the hacker, using the name Oleg Pliss.

It is unclear how many people have been exposed to the hacking.

Reports began abroad of a text message, reaching users of the attacked iPhones, iPads, and other Mac devices overseas, and demanding $100 be sent to a PayPal account in exchange for unlocking their device.

Now, the attack seems to have reached Southern California.

“I thought it was a joke, and I was like ‘Yeah yeah, whatever’, and went to open my phone, and nothing,” Victorville resident Nathan Sohm said.

The majority of attacked phones are reported to be in Australia, but according to Apple’s support…

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Resurrection In Progress ❤

CBS San Francisco

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (CBS SF) — Author and poet Maya Angelou, who spent her formative years in the San Francisco Bay Area becoming a force on stage, screen and the printed page, has died. She was 86.

Wake Forest University announced Angelou’s death in a news release Wednesday.

She had been scheduled to attend the 2014 MLB Beacon Awards Luncheon on May 30 but pulled out for “health reasons,” Major League Baseball said last week. Last month, she also canceled an event in Fayetteville, Ark., because she was recovering from an “unexpected ailment” that sent her to the hospital.

She gained acclaim for her first book, her autobiography “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” making her one of the first African-American women to write a best-seller.

In her earlier years she was a ground-breaker in the Bay Area.

In 1940,  Angelou’s…

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Lovely. Was crawling under house seeking one that croaked. Well well well…

CBS San Francisco

BELMONT, New York(CBS SF) — Horse racing Triple Crown contender California Chrome had some small but very dangerous company on the race track last week.

An opossum was seen wandering around the Belmont Park racetrack on New York’s Long Island during a workout.

The critter crossed paths with the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner as the colt completed a practice run.

The innocent-looking opossum isn’t so innocent, however.

The marsupial carriesthe parasite Sarcocystis neuronawhich can be found it its feces. The U.S. Department of Agriculture characterizes the parasite as the most common cause of equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) in horses in America.

The illness attacks horses’ brain and nervous system and the results can be devastating.

“They’ll be wobbly, uncoordinated, they’ll misplace their legs into space and these will be recognized as neurological deficit,” said Dr. Nicola Pusterla with UC Davis Veterinary Medicine.

The disease can be fatal.

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CBS San Francisco

With five nominations each, CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory” and “The Good Wife” have received the most nods for the fourth annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards, tying with many cable networks’ offerings.

The Critics’ Choice TV Awards, hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, air for the first time on broadcast television Thursday, June 19th at 8 p.m. ET on The CW, and the comedy, drama, and competition series categories are filled with CBS shows, including “Mom” and “Survivor.”

This year, “The Big Bang Theory” is the only broadcast series going head-to-head with cable/streaming series like “Veep”, “Orange Is The New Black” and “Louie” in the Best Comedy Series category, while “The Good Wife” will face off against shows like “Game of Thrones” and “Breaking Bad” in the Best Drama Series category.

Actors Jim Parsons and Robin Williams are both nominated for Best Actor in a Comedy Series for their…

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Ok this is way not cool.

CBS Los Angeles

SAN BERNARDINO ( —  A San Bernardino teenager may be permanently blinded in his right eye after being shot by a pellet gun while walking home.

CBS2’s Tom Wait reports 13-year-old “Sin-Cheeze” Mosely was at the intersection of East Wier Road and Waterman Avenue Thursday when he heard the sound of a gun firing and then felt a sharp pain in his eye.

Police say they’re investigating other pellet gun shootings in the area and the shooter is still on the loose.

But Mosely’s mother, Chrissy Shuss, says her son will need multiple surgeries in order to have hope of regaining his sight.

“The pellet is still lodged in his eye. He’s pretty worried about surgery and all that but they’re just telling us day-by-day as he improves what’s going to go on,” Shuss said, explaining, “They won’t be able to go in and try to get it out until…

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CBS San Francisco

MOUNTAIN VIEW (CBS SF) — A Mountain View city worker saved the day for a group of baby ducks.

The worker spotted the ducks after they had fallen through a grate on Evelyn Avenue, trapping them.

Police arrived shortly after, and the ducklings were plucked one by one to safety.

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