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Firefighters battle blaze at Altadena gas stationFirefighters were at the scene of a fire that broke out on Sunday at a gas station in Altadena. It’s unclear what caused the fire, but a badly damaged vehicle could be seen next to a fuel pump that was overturned.

Local schools forced to adapt as Omicron surge continuesAs Pasadena City College resumed in-person learning on Monday, some students stood in line for several hours on Sunday as the school required proof of a negative test within 72 hours of arriving on campus. In addition to this, students are required to wear surgical grade face masks as opposed to cloth masks.

Aftermath of the windy storm that toppled trees in ClaremontClaremont residents continue to clean up after the windstorm knocked down trees and power lines on Friday.

Four people killed at Inglewood party in ambush shootingFour people were shot and killed at a party in Inglewood early Sunday morning in what authorities say was a gang-related ambush.

COVID-19 testing site opens in Beverly HillsAnother COVID-19 testing site capable of administering large quantities of tests is scheduled to open Sunday evening in Beverly Hills. The site would be able to give up to 2,000 tests per day.

CA Wineries, farms, outdoor businesses eligible for fire insurance under the FAIR planWineries, farms, outdoor businesses and others affected by the California wildfires can now apply for supplemental fire insurance under the California FAIR plan.

Inside SoCal: 1/23 RecapDeclutter your wardrobe and think about sustainable “slow” fashion for 2022! reports Erica Olsen.

4 dead, 1 injured when gunfire erupts at party in InglewoodFour people were killed in an “ambush-style” shooting at a party in Inglewood on Sunday. A fifth person was injured. Joy Benedict reports on the scene.

2 dead, 1 injured after pursuit ends in Willowbrook crashAn investigation was underway on Sunday after a chase accident left two dead and one injured in Willowbrook. reports Jasmine Viel.

Los Angeles County Animal Services is launching a campaign to get big dogs out of the shelter for adoption and release.Los Angeles County Animal Services is launching a campaign to get big dogs out of the shelter for adoption and release. reports Jasmine Viel.

3 dead, 2 injured when gunfire erupts at Inglewood House PartyThe incident took place around 1.30am Sunday on Park Avenue near Hargrave Street. reports Joy Benedict.

Instagram launches new feature allowing select influencers to charge for contentA small group of influencers will now be allowed to offer their followers subscriptions for exclusive Instagram Live content and stories. reports Jasmine Viel.

Black Restaurant Week kicks off Sunday in Long BeachBlack Restaurant Week was set to kick off on Sunday in Long Beach, highlighting some of the area’s best dining experiences. reports Amy Johnson.

It’s a seller’s market: SoCal’s housing market hit an all-time high last monthLow inventory means it’s a seller’s market, and experts blame the lack of new construction and current low mortgage rates. reports Jasmine Viel.

Powerful Saturday winds wreak havoc in Claremont, foothillsPowerful winds on Saturday caused a lot of damage in the foothills, especially in Claremont. reports Jasmine Viel.

Alissa Carlson weather forecast (January 23)Lots of sunshine is expected this week. reports Alissa Carlson.

Claremont hammered by high winds, with downed power lines, trees toppled in most townsLaurie Perez reports from Claremont where many residents were still without power after high winds swept across Southland from Friday evening to Saturday morning, knocking trees over cars, homes and power lines.

2 dead, 1 seriously injured in Compton Pursuit crashSky9 was at the scene of a two-vehicle accident that killed two people and seriously injured another in Compton. The accident stemmed from a chase that involved the sheriff’s deputies with one of the vehicles.

COVID-19 continues to mentally drain Americans, Dr. Britany Alexander on how to make the most of the pandemicAs the coronavirus continues to rage despite impacting lives for nearly two years, many people around the world are beginning to feel the effects of the pandemic on their mental health. Kaiser staff psychiatrist Dr. Britany Alexander joined the studio to discuss how you can beat negativity and stay mentally healthy in the face of the virus.

Hospitalizations related to COVID-19 have fallen slightly, raising hopes for a plateau of infectionsKandis Crone reports from Sherman Oaks where there are signs, such as a drop in demand for testing and a decline in hospitalizations, that the number of people infected with the Omicron variant of COVID-19 may be plateauing. Experts, however, said everyone should remain cautious and continue to wear masks.

Omicron Surge continues to hit Southland, health expert explains why death toll remains highDignity Health’s Dr. Suman Radhakrishna joined Lesley Marin to discuss the current status of the Omicron surge, hospitalizations due to the virus and Southland’s situation in the pandemic.

A memorial for Fallen 13 unveiled at Norco on SaturdayThe town of Norco unveiled a memorial for the 13 military personnel killed in a suicide bombing in 2021 as US troops were withdrawn from Afghanistan.

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