SANTA ANITA (CBSLA) – While live racing is suspended indefinitely at Santa Anita Park, officials reopened the training track as they continue to attempt to determine what could be responsible for the deaths of 21 horses going back to December.,Santa Anita’s training track — one of three on the grounds that include the main and turf tracks — reopened Friday.,Experts examine the main track at Santa Anita Park on March 7, 2019.,“Once it reopens, they will closely monitor that track’s condition as horses stabled at Santa Anita Park begin using it.”,Last week, Santa Anita closed the main track for several days to have Peterson do an evaluation, this following the 19th horse death.

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – KTLA5 news anchor Chris Burrous, who was found unconscious in a Glendale motel room and pronounced dead at a hospital in December, died of methamphetamine toxicity, authorities announced Friday.,Burrous’ death on Dec. 27 has been ruled accidental, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.,Police were contacted at 1:15 p.m. that day by a caller who said a man he was with at the Days Inn, 450 Pioneer Drive, had passed out and was possibly not breathing, according to Sgt. Dan Suttles of the Glendale Police Department.,Glendale firefighters found Burrous, 43, inside the motel room, not breathing, Suttles said.,In addition to methamphetamine toxicity, coroner’s officials say other contributing factors in Burrous’ death include hypertensive and atherosclerotic cardiovascular heart disease.

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A crime that’s commonly reported in Los Angeles is starting to occur in Ventura County, with people being targeted for vehicle burglary after withdrawing large amounts of cash, detectives say.,The crime usually involves more than one person, with perpetrators hanging out in banks and their parking lots while discreetly watching for people who make large cash withdrawals, said Thousand Oaks police Detective Chris Obringer.,Detective Chris Obringer “They are watching people at the banks withdrawing large amounts of cash, and they follow them to an opportune time and location where they can break into the vehicle,” Obringer said.,There were two local incidents of so-called “bank jugging” in December and as recently as Feb. 19 in Thousand Oaks in which a total of $7,350 was stolen from vehicles, Obringer said.,Ventura County sheriff’s Sgt. Mike Harris, who oversees investigations for the unincorporated areas of the county, said unfortunately local authorities see a lot of crime trends make their way here from L.A.  MORE: PGE probably started the Camp Fire, it tells regulators Since the incidents here, detectives have been talking to bank employees. read more

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Conservative street artist “Sabo” took a shot at the veracity of Jussie Smollett’s claim that he was attacked in Chicago by posting fake movie posters Monday across L.A. mocking the “Empire” actor.,Conservative street artist “Sabo” put up posters across Los Angeles mocking actor Jussie Smollett’s claims that he was the victim of a hate crime attack.,In the early morning hours of Jan. 29, Smollett alleges two men shouted racial and homophobic slurs at him and physically attacked him on a Chicago street, prompting police to open a hate crime investigation.,Over the past few years, Sabo has been responsible for repeatedly posting fake posters and altering billboards around L.A. in political and social protest.,In November of last year, he changed a West Los Angeles billboard for the film “The Greatest Showman” to include a giant image of former Sen. Al Franken appearing to reach towards a female trapeze artist.

Washington Capitals right winger Tom Wilson is used to getting into it with NHL players, but now he's moving on to NHL mascots?,Conveniently, the Kings' lion mascot Bailey was stationed right next to Wilson and the two started to engage in some fun back-and-forth.,As pointed out by Russian Machine Never Breaks, Wilson appeared to tell Bailey that the mascot and Clifford were twins and he was hanging out at the wrong penalty box.,While Wilson and the Capitals walked away with the win, Bailey won the fiery Twitter response award.,Back in December, Vegas Golden Knights' Ryan Reaves injured Wilson with a late blindside hit, and after the game said Wilson 'ran into a lion in the jungle.'

FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP — During Thursday’s trustee meeting, Zoning Inspector Adam Booth said he is waiting for a response from a private consulting firm to 15 questions on the final revisions to the zoning code.,Trustee Barry Miner agreed, saying they were 25 years out from 1993 and pointed to issues with enforcement.,He advised trustees he wanted answers to the questions, submitted by the zoning commission’s text review meeting, held last month.,Also, in other business, Miner said there will be a meeting with Howells and Baird Engineers to set a bid date for the large-diameter culvert project that will address four priority culvert areas determined to be the worst.,During the December meeting, Miner said, “Spring is the optimum time, my concern is we’ve talked about this a long time and I don’t want to be sitting here if we have a failure.”

Los Angeles Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka, with all due respect to local football fans following the Rams' Super Bowl defeat, thinks his team has some similarities to the NFL champion New England Patriots.,"I think early on they were facing a ton of adversity," Pelinka said on a conference call with reporters Friday to discuss his team's NBA trade deadline deals.,The Clippers' deal opened a roster spot, and Pelinka said the team is evaluating "a handful" of players to fill it -- either now or closer to the March 1 deadline to add a player and have him be playoff eligible.,Continuing the Patriots' parallel, Pelinka compared Super Bowl MVP Julian Edelman to the players the Lakers added, noting how New England found its rhythm after the slot receiver returned from a four-game suspension, much the same way he hopes the Lakers find their stride now.,Pelinka confirmed a Los Angeles Times report that detailed Johnson's plan to meet the team in Philadelphia -- Pelinka said Johnson is attending a reunion celebrating Michigan State's 1979 NCAA championship as he makes his way west to east.

The traditional signing day Wednesday merely padded Oregon's already stellar recruiting class, the best in school history.,GETTING DEFENSIVE: Washington capped its recruiting class by landing two of the top defensive players on the West Coast.,Washington had seemed to be the favorite for Heimuli for most of the recruiting period, but his Menlo-Atherton team advancing to the state title game in California impacted his ability to make a decision in time for the December signing period.,The abrupt departure of new offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury after 34 days shook up the Trojans' recruiting class and led to the departure of receiver commit Bru McCoy, who spurned USC for Texas.,The day had an international flavor with the Utes bringing in 6-foot-7 offensive lineman Bamidele Olaseni, a native of London who played last year for Garden City Community College in Kansas, and fellow 6-foot-7 offensive lineman Luke Felix-Fualalo, a former rugby player in Australia who played last year for prep powerhouse Mater Dei in California.

Foskey, a four-star defensive end from De La Salle High School in Concord, Calif., became the final member of Notre Dame’s 2019 recruiting class, joining 21 players who signed during the early period in December.,The Illini added a pair of linebackers to the 11 players they signed in December, getting the day started by announcing the signing of four-star prospect Shammond Cooper from St. Louis’ Trinity Catholic High School.,Three-star linebacker Tarique Barnes of Memphis, Tenn., brought the class to 13 players.,In terms of average player rating, Illinois’ class ranks seventh in the conference, and its three four-star signees — including cornerback Marquez Beason and quarterback Isaiah Williams — trail only five Big Ten teams.,Illinois was considered a likely landing spot for Cooper thanks to his strong ties with Cory Patterson, his former high school coach who is now an Illini assistant coach, and Williams, his high school teammate who signed with the Illini in December.

WARWICK – Orange County could become a state leader in producing and researching a medically promising hemp chemical, if a local economic development agency has its way.,The Orange County Industrial Development Agency’s Accelerator recently announced plans to create a new $2.1 million branch focused on fostering the production of the hemp compound cannabidiol, or CBD, at the former state prison site in the Town of Warwick.,“We are getting in on the ground floor of creating a whole CBD industry with a full spectrum of jobs creating everything from food to nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals, body and health care products,” said Vincent Cozzolino, managing director of the Orange County IDA and its Accelerator.,Orange County's CBD Accelerator will process hemp into CBD-rich oil and teach farmers and entrepreneurs about the hemp and CBD industries, Cozzolino said.,Warwick’s CBD Accelerator is “an opportunity to revitalize a New York farming industry that’s hurting,” McCauley said.