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  • LASD deputy arrested for allegedly agreeing to provide security during narcotics deliveriesLASD deputy arrested for allegedly agreeing to provide security during narcotics deliveries

    An L.A. County sheriff's deputy was arrested for allegedly agreeing to provide security during the delivery of narcotics in exchange for money.

    ABC7.com / 7 min. ago
  • Mom of 13 allegedly held captive in Perris home was 'perplexed' by arrival of deputiesMom of 13 allegedly held captive in Perris home was 'perplexed' by arrival of deputies

    The mother of 13 adult and juvenile children, some of whom were chained to furniture in a filthy Perris home, was confused by the arrival of deputies.

    ABC7.com / 8 min. ago
  • Third annual MLK Interfaith Breakfast hosted at Glendale Community CollegeThird annual MLK Interfaith Breakfast hosted at Glendale Community College

    About 100 people filled the student center conference room at Glendale Community College Tuesday as the school’s Martin Luther King Jr. celebration committee held its third annual MLK Interfaith Breakfast, featuring spoken-word artist Alexandria Gurley. The event included an MLK retrospective by...

    Verdugos - Los Angeles Times / 8 min. ago
  • NBA Investigating Rockets-Clippers Scuffle, Post-Game SituationNBA Investigating Rockets-Clippers Scuffle, Post-Game Situation

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NBA is planning to speak with players from both the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Clippers to determine the specifics of late-game and postgame events involving the teams. NBA spokesman Tim Frank said Tuesday that the league would look into the matter. Tempers boiled over Monday night late in the Clippers’ 113-102 victory, to the point where several security guards were needed outside the Houston locker room postgame. Citing anonymous NBA sources, ESPN reported several Rockets players headed toward the Clippers’ locker room afterward, seeking a confrontation, but were escorted away by security before anything got physical. There were late-game incidents as well in Chris Paul’s first game in Los Angeles since he was traded to the Rockets this past summer. Clippers star Blake Griffin appeared to bump Houston coach Mike D’Antoni, and they exchanged words. Griffin and Houston’s Trevor Ariza were later ejected after another incident. Postgame, neither team offered specifics on what happened, if anything, in the Clippers’ locker room. “We were where we were supposed to be,” Griffin said. “We were in our locker room.” Paul was asked postgame about what happened, and dodged the question. “I don’t know,” Paul said. “We took our loss. Tough loss.” It seems almost inevitable that the NBA will have to take some disciplinary action against players. Paul is also the president of the National Basketball Players Association, which did not immediately respond to a request for comment Tuesday morning. Both teams are off Tuesday, which means the NBA will have some time to sort out all the various messes. The Clippers next play Wednesday against Denver, and Houston is off until it plays host to Minnesota on Thursday. Clippers coach Doc Rivers also said his team was in its own locker room. “Their entire team was not in their locker room,” he said, referring to the Rockets. Walking into his postgame interview, Rivers joked, “We’re honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we’re non-violent.”

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  • Deep South grapples with yet another winter stormDeep South grapples with yet another winter storm

    People across the Deep South hunkered down Tuesday as yet another frigid winter storm blanketed the region in snow, sleet and ice, shutting down interstates, canceling flights and prompting officials to close schools and government offices. Before dawn, flurries of snow fell across parts of Texas,...

    Weather - Los Angeles Times / 13 min. ago
  • Lawsuit filed against Mandalay Bay alleges hotel was warned about security flawsLawsuit filed against Mandalay Bay alleges hotel was warned about security flaws

    A new lawsuit against Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino represents more than 100 victims and the families of victims who were killed Oct. 1 by a mass shooter at a music festival.

    ABC7.com / 28 min. ago
  • Pilot carves message into frozen lake for sky-high proposalPilot carves message into frozen lake for sky-high proposal

    A pilot from Minnesota took to the air to propose to his longtime girlfriend.

    ABC7.com / 33 min. ago
  • Rain expected this week may hamper Montecito and 101 cleanup effortsRain expected this week may hamper Montecito and 101 cleanup efforts

    Rain expected later this week could hamper the cleanup process for crews trying to remove tons of debris and mud from Montecito and surrounding areas, after mud flows killed 20 people and destroyed more than 100 homes last week. The area is far from recovered after last week’s deluge. Officials...

    L.A. Now - Los Angeles Times / 33 min. ago
  • Cost Climbs By $2.8 Billion For California Bullet TrainCost Climbs By $2.8 Billion For California Bullet Train

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Officials increased the cost estimate for the first phase of California’s high speed rail project by 35 percent on Tuesday, to $10.6 billion. That would put the entire cost of the train from San Francisco to Los Angeles at roughly $67 billion, although officials said they hope to recover the newly announced costs later. “Our first responsibility is to be transparent and forthright,” said Dan Richard, chair of the California High Speed Rail Authority’s board. “We’ve got to enhance active management of this program.” The $2.8 billion price jump is for a 119-mile (191-kilometer) segment in the Central Valley, which is partially under construction. The fresh costs are due to trouble acquiring rights of way for the track, the need to build more barriers along the tracks and other items. It’s the latest cost spike in a project that’s been plagued by delays and cost overruns. When voters approved $10 billion in bonds for the project in 2008, officials estimated the project would cost $40 billion. A rail line running from San Francisco to Los Angeles and Anaheim in under three hours is supposed to be operating by 2029. The train would eventually extend from Sacramento to San Diego, according to the plans. The board on Tuesday also selected Brian Kelly, current secretary of the California State Transportation Agency, as its new chief executive officer at a salary of nearly $385,000. Money to build the train comes from voter-backed bonds, federal dollars and revenue from California’s cap-and-trade program. Republicans and rail critics have long called it a waste of state money. Its proponents, though, argue California needs a quicker and cleaner form of transportation up and down the state. In October the rail board approved a $30 million contract with DB Engineering & Consulting USA, the U.S. arm of German rail giant Deutsche Bahn AG to design and operate the train from the Central Valley to the Silicon Valley in its early stages. (© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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  • Surfer rescued as large swells hit Northern California coastSurfer rescued as large swells hit Northern California coast

    A surfer was rescued in Northern California after losing his board and becoming trapped in an alcove against a rocky cliff where he was pounded by waves. Surfer Gavin Carpenter says he was on a cliff in Santa Cruz on Monday getting ready to jump in the water when a huge swell dragged him into the...

    Los Angeles Times / 53 min. ago
  • L.A. County sheriff's deputy charged with selling drugs, offering protection of other cops to dealersL.A. County sheriff's deputy charged with selling drugs, offering protection of other cops to dealers

    A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy has been charged with operating a large-scale drug trafficking operation in which he boasted that he hired other law enforcement officers to provide security to dealers and could assault people for his clients, according to court records. Deputy Kenneth Collins...

    L.A. Now - Los Angeles Times / 53 min. ago
  • Slaying of Blaze Bernstein might be hate crime, parents say as new details emergeSlaying of Blaze Bernstein might be hate crime, parents say as new details emerge

    The parents of slain college student Blaze Bernstein said it's possible their son was the victim of a hate crime after new details emerged about his killing. A law enforcement source told The Times that Bernstein was found with more than 20 stab wounds, inflicted by a former high school classmate....

    Los Angeles Times / 58 min. ago
  • Days After Hawaii’s Missile Alert Mishap, Japan Broadcaster Issues Similar False AlarmDays After Hawaii’s Missile Alert Mishap, Japan Broadcaster Issues Similar False Alarm

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s public broadcaster mistakenly sent an alert Tuesday warning citizens of a North Korean missile launch and urging them to seek immediate shelter, then minutes later corrected it, days after a similar error in Hawaii. NHK television issued the message on its internet and mobile news sites as well as on Twitter, saying North Korea appeared to have fired a missile at Japan. It said the government was telling people to evacuate and take shelter. “North Korea appears to have fired a missile,” NHK said, adding that a government warning had been issued. “The government: Seek shelter inside buildings and basements.” The false alarm came just days after Hawaii’s Emergency Management Agency sent a mistaken warning of a North Korean missile attack to mobile phones across the state, triggering panic. NHK said the mistake was the result of an error by a staff member who was operating the alert system for online news, but did not elaborate. NHK deleted the tweet and text warning after several minutes, issued a correction and apologized several times on air and on other formats. “The flash was a mistake,” NHK said. “We are very sorry.” Tension has grown in Japan over North Korean missile tests as they have flown closer to Japanese coasts. NHK and other Japanese media generally alert each missile test, and the government has issued emergency notices when the missiles flew over Japan. Japan is also stepping up its missile intercepting capabilities and conducting missile drills across the country in which residents, including schoolchildren and elderly people, rush to community centers, cover their heads and duck down to the floor. A major drill is planned in downtown Tokyo next week. Unlike the mistaken Hawaii warning, the NHK alert did not contain the statement, “This is not a drill.” NHK was able to correct its error in a few minutes, far faster than the nearly 40 minutes that lapsed before the Hawaii alert was withdrawn. The Hawaii agency has now changed its protocols to require that two people send an alert and made it easier to cancel a false alarm. (© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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  • Maywood officials celebrate revenue potential as recreational pot shop opensMaywood officials celebrate revenue potential as recreational pot shop opens

    Outside of Maywood’s first recreational marijuana dispensary, people stood in a long line that snaked along the building and into a parking lot, where it found the perfect prescription for a raging case of the munchies. Free tacos. The taco truck was just part of the fanfare to celebrate the opening...

    L.A. Now - Los Angeles Times / 1 h. 8 min. ago
  • Sexual-abuse victims of gymnastics doctor Nassar tell how he damaged their livesSexual-abuse victims of gymnastics doctor Nassar tell how he damaged their lives

    In a Michigan courtroom, victims delivered emotional statements about sexual abuse they suffered at the hands of former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.

    ABC7.com / 1 h. 22 min. ago
  • Bitcoin price plunges 20% on worries about a possible cryptocurrency crackdownBitcoin price plunges 20% on worries about a possible cryptocurrency crackdown

    Prices of bitcoin and other digital currencies skidded after South Korea's top financial policymaker said Tuesday that a crackdown on trading of cryptocurrencies was still possible. Finance Minister Kim Dong-yeon said in an interview with local radio station TBS that banning trading in digital...

    Business - Los Angeles Times / 1 h. 23 min. ago
  • Man Charged With Killing Transgender Woman, Setting House on Fire in Pico-UnionMan Charged With Killing Transgender Woman, Setting House on Fire in Pico-Union

    A man was charged with arson and murder in connection with the death of a transgender woman who died after she was stabbed and the home she was inside was set on fire in Pico-Union, authorities said Tuesday. Officials investigate a fatal fire in the Pico-Union neighborhood of Los Angeles on Jan. 10, 2018. (Credit: KTLA) Kevin Ramirez, 29, is accused of killing Victoria Ramos Gutierrez during an attempted first-degree robbery, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. He admitted to stabbing her and then intentionally setting the home on fire, officials said. Ramirez had met Gutierrez online, officials said in a news release. One law enforcement official said Gutierrez was “well-loved” in the local LGBTQ community during the news conference Tuesday, which was attended by the Transgender Advisory Council in the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office and the Los Angeles LGBTQ Center. She was found dead inside an apartment complex that caught fire last week and officials later said her death may be suspicious. The fire happened in the 1700 block of New Hampshire Avenue at around 3:15 a.m. “As we continue to seek justice for Vicky, as we do for all victims in the city of Los Angeles, we are still asking for the public’s help,” said Beatrice Girmala, the Los Angeles Police Department’s liaison to the LGBTQ community. “We know that there are people out there who have probably encountered this suspect, who may be fearful and anxious,” she said. “We ask them, with open arms, to please come forward.” The criminal charges against Ramirez include the allegation that he personally used a deadly and dangerous weapon, a knife, during an attempted robbery, officials said. He faces a maximum sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole or the death penalty.

    KTLA / 1 h. 41 min. ago more
  • GE chief thinks about breaking up the company after $6.2-billion setbackGE chief thinks about breaking up the company after $6.2-billion setback

    General Electric Co.’s new boss said he’s weighing potentially dramatic changes, including a breakup of the company into separate businesses, after the iconic manufacturer said it would take a major charge related to a legacy insurance operation. “We are looking aggressively at the best structure...

    Business - Los Angeles Times / 1 h. 53 min. ago
  • STX president steps down amid allegations of sexual harassment against CEO Bob SimondsSTX president steps down amid allegations of sexual harassment against CEO Bob Simonds

    Sophie Watts is leaving her post as president of STX Entertainment. STX issued a press release saying that Watts was leaving to “focus on new business opportunities.” However, TheWrap reports that the move comes after years of unwanted attention from her boss, CEO Robert Simonds. Simonds, who is married, reportedly insisted that Watts, who is openly gay, work in the same office as him with their desks facing each other. They also traveled extensively together around the globe, despite a recommendation…

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  • Consumer watchdog agency considers repealing payday lending rulesConsumer watchdog agency considers repealing payday lending rules

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has decided to reconsider a key set of rules enacted last year that would have protected consumers against harmful payday lenders. The bureau, which came under control of the Trump administration late last year, said in a statement Tuesday that it plans...

    Business - Los Angeles Times / 1 h. 58 min. ago
  • California, 21 Other States File Suit to Stop FCC Repeal of Net NeutralityCalifornia, 21 Other States File Suit to Stop FCC Repeal of Net Neutrality

    The future of how the internet is regulated could be decided in court. Network cables are plugged in a server room on Nov. 10, 2014, in New York City. (Credit: Michael Bocchieri / Getty Images) The attorneys general of 22 states filed a lawsuit on Tuesday to stop the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to repeal Obama-era net neutrality protections. “The repeal of net neutrality would turn internet service providers into gatekeepers — allowing them to put profits over consumers while controlling what we see, what we do, and what we say online,” New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in a statement announcing the lawsuit. First approved by the FCC in 2015, the net neutrality rules require internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon to treat all online content the same. Providers are barred from deliberately speeding up or slowing down traffic from specific websites, and from putting their own content at an advantage over rivals. The Republican-led FCC voted to overturn the rules last month. Ajit Pai, the FCC chairman appointed by President Trump, pitched the repeal as a way stop the federal government from “micromanaging the internet.” RELATED: Trump’s FCC moves quickly to upend internet, media rules The FCC’s decision to overturn these protections has been championed by the telecom industry, but widely criticized by technology companies and consumer advocacy groups. In a sign that criticism of the rules goes beyond party lines, the coalition of attorneys general joining Tuesday’s lawsuit represent both red and blue states. The list includes California, Mississippi, Kentucky, Maine and North Carolina, among others. A spokeswoman for the FCC declined to comment on the lawsuit. The potential for a legal showdown comes as federal and state lawmakers are looking for legislative solutions. Sen. Ed Markey, a Democrat representing Massachusetts, announced Tuesday that 50 senators have now signed on to a resolution that would overrule the FCC decision and restore the net neutrality rules. It would only need one more senator to pass. The resolution would then need to be approved by the House of Representatives, which could be more of an uphill battle. Rep. Mike Doyle, a Democrat representing Pennsylvania, said Tuesday he has 81 members of Congress willing to cosponsor legislation to protect net neutrality. Traditionally, a bill needs 218 votes to pass in the House. Even if Congress approves it, Trump would need to sign off. The White House has repeatedly supported the FCC’s net neutrality repeal. Lawmakers in states like California, New York, Washington and Massachusetts have also proposed bills in recent weeks to enforce the principles of net neutrality within their borders.

    KTLA / 2 h. 5 min. ago more
  • Perris neighbors describe past odd behavior, interactions with familyPerris neighbors describe past odd behavior, interactions with family

    The neighbors of the Perris couple accused of keeping their 13 kids restrained in their home said they noticed odd behavior in the past.

    ABC7.com / 2 h. 7 min. ago
  • Rain Expected This Week May Hamper Cleanup Efforts in Montecito, 101 Freeway After Deadly MudslidesRain Expected This Week May Hamper Cleanup Efforts in Montecito, 101 Freeway After Deadly Mudslides

    Rain expected later this week could hamper the cleanup process for crews trying to remove tons of debris and mud from Montecito and surrounding areas, after mud flows killed 20 people and destroyed more than 100 homes last week. A resident looks into her car that sits in mud and debris from a mudslide on Jan. 11, 2018, in Montecito. (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) The area is far from recovered from last week’s deluge. Officials say three people are still missing, about 1,400 are without power, and a stretch of the 101 Freeway remains closedbetween Santa Barbara and Carpinteria, even after crews have spent a week trying to clear the muddy, debris-filled river created by the deadly flows. The cold storm should arrive Thursday evening and drop between a tenth and two-tenths of an inch of rain over the Thomas fire burn and debris flow area through Friday morning, said Weather Service hydrologist Jayme Laber. While that’s not enough rain to create slides in the area under normal conditions, officials are proceeding with caution and warning evacuees to stay away, unsure of what more precipitation could do to a landscape that has already been massively altered in the last months. Read the full story on LATimes.com.

    KTLA / 2 h. 12 min. ago more
  • Palm Crest Elementary placed on temporary lockdown as deputies search for suspectPalm Crest Elementary placed on temporary lockdown as deputies search for suspect

    Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies temporarily blocked traffic on Alta Canyada Drive north of Foothill Boulevard in La Cañada Tuesday, searching for a suspect who ran from a garage on Alta Park Lane after being discovered there by the homeowner. During the search, nearby Palm Crest...

    Verdugos - Los Angeles Times / 2 h. 13 min. ago
  • The Valley Line: Club has some fun with a ‘white elephant’ gift exchangeThe Valley Line: Club has some fun with a ‘white elephant’ gift exchange

    Members of our city’s oldest women’s club, the La Cañada Thursday Club, found a way to chase away the post holiday blues by holding a “white elephant” gift exchange and luncheon. Nearly 30 ladies arrived at the clubhouse bearing festively wrapped presents, anticipating the fun that was sure to...

    Verdugos - Los Angeles Times / 2 h. 13 min. ago
  • Netflix and other digital content drive Hollywood job growthNetflix and other digital content drive Hollywood job growth

    The film and television industry supported 2.1 million jobs in 2016, an increase of 5 percent over the year before, reported the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). Those jobs paid $139 billion in total wages, an increase of 3 percent, with an average salary that was 42 percent higher than the national average. The findings are based on 2016 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that weren’t made available until late last year. Jobs directly related to the production and distribution…

    Bizjournals.com / 2 h. 15 min. ago more
  • Sen. Cory Booker Rails Against Trump’s Reported ‘Shithole’ Comment, DHS Secretary’s ‘Complicity’ During HearingSen. Cory Booker Rails Against Trump’s Reported ‘Shithole’ Comment, DHS Secretary’s ‘Complicity’ During Hearing

    Watch Video Sen. Cory Booker slammed the homeland security secretary in a speech Tuesday morning for claiming ignorance to the President’s slander of African countries. The impassioned remarks came toward the end of an often testy oversight hearing in which Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen denied hearing President Donald Trump say the words “shithole” or “shithouse” in a White House meeting on immigration last week. Evoking the words of Martin Luther King and the “greatest heroes in this country who spoke out about people who have convenient amnesia or who are bystanders,” Booker, a New Jersey Democrat, said Nielsen was “complicit” in the damage done by Trump’s reported insult. “The commander in chief in an Oval Office meeting referring to people from African countries and Haitians with the most vile and vulgar language, that language festers. When ignorance and bigotry is allied with power it is a dangerous force in our country. Your silence and your amnesia is complicity,” Booker said. At times visibly upset, Booker said he was “seething with anger” and recalled the “tears of rage” he shed when he first learned of the quote attributed to the President. “For you not to feel that hurt and that pain and to dismiss some of the questions of my colleagues, saying, ‘I’ve already answered that line of questions,’ when tens of millions of Americans are hurting right now because of what they’re worried about happened in the White House, that’s unacceptable to me,” Booker said. Earlier in the hearing, Nielsen had said she wanted to “move forward” from discussion of the language in the meeting after being quizzed by multiple senators. “I have been very patient with this line of questioning” she said. “I have nothing further to say about a meeting that happened over a week ago. I’d like to move forward and discuss ways in which we can protect our country.” With similar remarks, Sen. Kamala Harris and Booker marked their arrival as the two newest — and only second- and third-ever — black members of the powerful Senate Judiciary Committee. Booker and Harris, also a Democrat, claimed spots on the committee earlier this month after the resignation of former Sen. Al Franken and the special election win by Sen. Doug Jones.

    KTLA / 2 h. 17 min. ago more
  • Dow touches above 26,000 points, but stocks end the day downDow touches above 26,000 points, but stocks end the day down

    Declines by industrial and technology companies weighed on U.S. stocks Tuesday, pulling the market back from its latest record highs. The slide erased some of the gains from a broad rally earlier in the day that had sent the Dow Jones industrial average past the 26,000-point threshold for the first...

    Business - Los Angeles Times / 2 h. 18 min. ago
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  • Lawsuit targets 2 California utilities over Thomas Fire, Montecito mudslidesLawsuit targets 2 California utilities over Thomas Fire, Montecito mudslides

    A lawsuit says that negligence by two California utilities contributed to widespread destruction from the Thomas Fire and last week's deadly mudslides.

    ABC7.com / 2 h. 29 min. ago
  • LASD Deputy Arrested By FBI On Drug Trafficking ChargesLASD Deputy Arrested By FBI On Drug Trafficking Charges

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy and three others have been arrested on federal accusations they provided security for drug transports and illegal marijuana grow operations. Deputy Sheriff Kenneth Collins, 50, of Chino, and three others were taken into custody by FBI agents Tuesday morning in Pasadena where they believed they were set to provide security for a transport of 58 pounds of cocaine and methamphetamine, the U.S. district attorney’s office reports. Collins allegedly planned for his team to accompany the drugs in exchange for up to $250,000 in cash, the DA’s office said. Collins, 51-year-old David Easter of Hyde Park District, 34-year-old Grant Valencia of Pomona and 56-year-old Maurice Desi Font of South L.A. are charged conspiracy to distribute controlled substances. This was the second such incident. Collins received $25,000 in exchange for providing security for a Nov. 14 transport of six kilograms of meth and marijuana and counterfeit cigarettes from Los Angeles to Las Vegas. This transport was in fact part of an undercover sting by the FBI. Deputy Kenneth Collins, seen here in a Jan. 29, 2014, photo from the San Gabriel Valley Tribune. (Photo credit: Watchara Phomicinda/ San Gabriel Valley Tribune) Collins told undercover FBI agents that “all of our transports make it through,” the DA said. According to an affidavit filed last week, when the FBI began suspecting Collins, an undercover agent posing as a representative for a wealthy investor first met with him in August of last year. Collins told to the agent that he provided security for an illegal marijuana grow house and claimed to have three teams that were providing security for multiple drug operations in L.A. and San Bernardino counties, the DA said. Collins acknowledged to the undercover agent that he was a law enforcement officer. Over the course of several meetings, he claimed he could “fix problems” using a team of “cops,” the affidavit states. At one point, Collins told the agent he had set a luxury truck on fire for a Boston client. “Deputy Collins sold his badge to assist an individual he thought was a drug trafficker,” said United States Attorney Nicola T. Hanna in a statement. “The deputy allegedly used his status as a law enforcement officer as a guarantee when he promised safe travels for large quantities of illegal narcotics.” In a tweet Tuesday, Sheriff Jim McDonnell said the sheriff’s department “brought this unlawful misconduct to the attention of federal investigators”. All four suspects were expected to appear in federal court in downtown L.A. Tuesday afternoon. If convicted, each of the suspects faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.

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  • 10-year-old dies after having flu-like symptoms in Connecticut10-year-old dies after having flu-like symptoms in Connecticut

    Grief counselors will be on hand at an elementary school in Connecticut Tuesday, after a 10-year-old boy has died after exhibiting flu-like symptoms.

    ABC7.com / 2 h. 37 min. ago
  • Tegna, Sony Pictures TV sign distribution dealTegna, Sony Pictures TV sign distribution deal

    Tegna Inc. and Sony Pictures Television have entered into a multi-year distribution agreement for Tegna’s programming in the United States and internationally.  Under the exclusive deal, Sony (NYSE: SNE) will distribute all Tegna-owned first-run programming, including its new series “Daily Blast Live,” as well as future development.  The companies said they have formed a “powerful programming partnership” to collectively launch shows for Tegna stations, with the goal of increasing their…

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  • Price of California High-Speed Train Construction Increases $2.8B in Central Valley AlonePrice of California High-Speed Train Construction Increases $2.8B in Central Valley Alone

    The estimated cost of building 119 miles of bullet train track in the Central Valley has jumped to $10.6 billion, an increase of $2.8 billion from the current budget and up from about $6 billion originally. Construction workers at a viaduct being built to extend over State Route 99 and North and Cedar Avenues in Fresno County in this undated photo. (Credit: Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times) The new calculation takes into account a number of extremely costly problems encountered by the state rail agency. It raises difficult questions about how the state will complete the massive effort, the largest national infrastructure project, with the existing funding sources. The new estimate was presented Tuesday by Roy Hill, who leads the main consulting firm on the project, WSP (formerly Parson Brinckerhoff). Hill said the cost increases were mainly driven by problems including higher costs for land acquisition, issues in relocated utility systems, the need for safety barriers where the bullet trains would operate near freight lines and demands by stakeholders for mitigation of myriad issues. “The worst case scenario has happened,” Hill said bluntly. Read the full story on LATimes.com.

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  • Glendale vehicle pursuit that ended in L.A. nets two arrestsGlendale vehicle pursuit that ended in L.A. nets two arrests

    Two men who allegedly took Glendale police on a vehicle chase that ended in downtown Los Angeles over the holiday weekend are currently out on bail, authorities say. Officers with the Glendale Police Department responded to a possible residential burglary at around 8 p.m. Saturday in the 1200 block...

    Verdugos - Los Angeles Times / 2 h. 38 min. ago
  • State attorneys general want Congress to give banks the go-ahead to work with marijuana companiesState attorneys general want Congress to give banks the go-ahead to work with marijuana companies

    California’s top law enforcement official and his counterparts in 18 states and territories say Congress must act to end the banking industry’s prohibition on serving the marijuana industry, calling the current state of affairs a public safety threat and a hindrance for law enforcement. In a letter...

    Business - Los Angeles Times / 2 h. 38 min. ago
  • Snapchat redesign to ‘give far more prominence to premium content’Snapchat redesign to ‘give far more prominence to premium content’

    Snap Inc. is still rolling out a redesign to its signature app, but so far nobody seems happy about it. TechCrunch reported last week that 83 percent of users in countries where the redesign was widely available, including the U.K., Australia and Canada, gave the update a negative review in the App Store. Meanwhile, Discover partners can’t be happy with leaked data that showed that visits to their channels peaked in July 2017 at about 21 percent of Snapchat’s 178 million daily active users. At…

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  • Hall of Fame umpire Doug Harvey, called 'God' by players, dies at 87Hall of Fame umpire Doug Harvey, called 'God' by players, dies at 87

    Doug Harvey was so sure of his calls on the diamond, he ended every game the same way. Following the last out, the umpire took his wad of chewing tobacco and flung it on home plate. "I never did have any doubt in my mind," he once said. "The only thing in my mind was, 'Bring it on, suckers!'" One...

    Los Angeles Times / 2 h. 43 min. ago
  • Disney Roundup: P&G takes over ABC sitcom storyline... New ESPN arenaDisney Roundup: P&G takes over ABC sitcom storyline... New ESPN arena

    Burbank, California.-based Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) has operations around the country. It also owns ABC Television, ESPN Inc., Pixar, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm Ltd., and is in the process of buying 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets. Here are recent stories on Disney reported by The Business Journals. Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey won’t seek re-election to The Walt Disney Co.’s board of directors. The two tech leaders foresee…

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  • In Rare Move, Trump Admin Will Appeal DACA Ruling to Supreme CourtIn Rare Move, Trump Admin Will Appeal DACA Ruling to Supreme Court

    Watch Video The Trump administration said Tuesday it will ask the Supreme Court to review a federal judge’s ruling from last week that blocked President Donald Trump’s effort to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The Justice Department filed a notice of appeal with the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals and said it will also take the “rare step” of filing a petition with the Supreme Court. People who call themselves Dreamers protest in front of the Senate side of the U.S. Capitol to urge Congress in passing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, on Dec. 6, 2017. (Credit: Mark Wilson / Getty Images) “It defies both law and commons sense for DACA — an entirely discretionary non-enforcement policy that was implemented unilaterally by the last administration after Congress rejected similar legislative proposals … to somehow be mandated nationwide by a single district court in San Francisco,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement. Under normal circumstances, the Supreme Court disfavors parties from bypassing lower court proceedings and asking for direct review. Federal District Judge William Alsup last week blocked the plan to end DACA and said the Trump administration must resume receiving DACA renewal applications. After Alsup’s ruling, Trump made clear his disdain for the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals, the federal appeals court that has jurisdiction over Alsup’s court. He tweeted “It just shows everyone how broken and unfair our Court System is when the opposing side in a case (such as DACA) always runs to the 9th Circuit and almost always wins before being reversed by higher courts.” The federal appeals court based in San Francisco has blocked several versions of Trump’s travel ban and is considered a more liberal court. The fate of DACA and its roughly 700,000 participants is the subject of heated negotiations in Washington, where Trump, congressional Republicans and Democrats are searching for a way to allow them to stay while also addressing border security concerns. In his 49-page ruling, Alsup said “plaintiffs have shown that they are likely to succeed on the merits of their claim that the rescission was arbitrary and capricious” and must be set aside under the federal Administrative Procedures Act. The judge said a nationwide injunction was “appropriate” because “our country has a strong interest in the uniform application of immigration law and policy.” “Plaintiffs have established injury that reaches beyond the geographical bounds of the Northern District of California. The problem affects every state and territory of the United States,” he wrote. Last Saturday the administration, citing Alsup’s order, resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under the program.

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  • Brandon Marshall On Vikings-Eagles NFC ChampionshipBrandon Marshall On Vikings-Eagles NFC Championship

    By Matt Citak What a weekend of excitement in the NFC Divisional Round. First the Eagles put on a defensive show, limiting the Falcons to just 10 points en route to an upset win over Atlanta. Then the following day in Minnesota, we saw four lead changes in the final three minutes of the game, which ended with the “Minneapolis Miracle” and the Vikings booking themselves a trip to Philadelphia for the NFC Championship. In what will go down as one of the craziest games in NFL Postseason history, the Minnesota Vikings have made it back to the NFC Championship for the first time since the 2009 season, thanks to a last-second, 61-yard touchdown catch from Stefon Diggs. The miraculous season continues for Case Keenum and the Vikings, as the journeyman quarterback completed 62.5 percent of his passes for 318 yards, one touchdown and an interception in Minnesota’s 29-24 victory over the New Orleans Saints. However Minnesota couldn’t get much going on the ground, as Latavius Murray and Jerick McKinnon combined to carry the ball 27 times for just 84 yards (3.1 yards per carry). The Vikings ranked seventh in the league with 122.3 rushing yards per game during the regular season, and will once again have their hands full on Sunday, as Philadelphia finished the year with the NFL’s top-ranked rushing defense, allowing just 79.2 rushing yards per game. The Eagles may have the league’s top rushing defense, but the Vikings defense is quite impressive in its own right. Minnesota’s defense ended the regular season ranked first in the NFL in total yards allowed (275.9) and points allowed per game (15.8), while finishing second in both passing yards allowed (192.4) and rushing yards allowed per game (83.6). The Saints had some success moving the ball against the Vikings defense on Sunday, as New Orleans gained 358 total yards on the day. But 278 of those yards came from the arm of future Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees. Minnesota did a tremendous job of limiting the running back pair of Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara, as the league’s best rushing duo combined for just 68 yards on 21 carries (3.2 yards per carry). The Eagles run game had been one of the best throughout the regular season, but Philadelphia’s drop in quarterback play from Carson Wentz to Nick Foles has had an affect on their rushing attack. The Philadelphia Eagles rode the superb play of their defense to a 15-10 upset win over the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons, who averaged 364.8 total yards per game during the regular season, were able to muster just 281 total yards of offense against Philadelphia’s defense. The Eagles were able to hold Matt Ryan in check, limiting last year’s league MVP to 210 yards and one touchdown on a 61.1 completion percentage. Philadelphia also did a good job of getting pressure on Ryan, finishing the game with three sacks and 11 QB hits. Atlanta did find some success running the ball against the NFL’s top rush defense, as Tevin Coleman was able to take 10 carries for 79 yards. However starting running back Devonta Freeman was completely shut down in Philadelphia, gaining only seven yards on 10 carries. Things won’t get any easier for Philadelphia this weekend, as the Vikings ranked within the top 11 in the NFL in total yards (356.9), passing yards (234.6), rushing yards (122.3), and points per game (23.9) during the regular season. While most believe this game will come down to the performance of the two defenses, the Eagles will need their offense to carry some of the load on Sunday. Philadelphia had one of the most successful rushing attacks throughout the regular season, averaging 132.2 rushing yards per game. But that was not the case in the Divisional Round against the Falcons. Running backs Jay Ajayi, LeGarrette Blount, and Corey Clement combined to carry the ball 25 times for just 78 yards (3.1 yards per carry) last weekend, as the running game was shut down in the most crucial of moments. Atlanta dared Nick Foles to beat them with his arm, and luckily for Philadelphia, the 28-year-old quarterback came through. Foles completed 76.7 percent of his passes for 246 yards against Atlanta’s solid pass defense, helping move the Eagles up and down the field to get them in scoring position. Philadelphia will need Foles to limit his mistakes against the Vikings, who will be looking to take advantage of any bad decision the quarterback makes on Sunday, if the Eagles want to win their second consecutive game as the underdog at home. INSIDE THE NFL guest analyst Brandon Marshall weighed in on this weekend’s NFC Championship game between the Vikings and Eagles. Marshall, along with Ray Lewis, Phil Simms, Boomer Esiason and James Brown break down this and other NFL storylines all season long each Tuesday night at 9 p.m. ET on Showtime’s Inside The NFL. Credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images Minnesota Vikings at Philadelphia Eagles – 6:40 PM ET Sunday CBS Local Sports: Atlanta had mixed results running the ball against the Eagles last weekend- Tevin Coleman found a lot of running room, while Devonta Freeman was completely shut down. How will the Vikings be able to establish the run game against Philadelphia’s top-ranked run defense? Brandon Marshall: The thing that makes the Vikings offense special is the offense [itself]. It’s not their passing attack or running game [specifically]- it’s all interconnected. It all works together. The passing plays look like running plays, and the running plays look like passing plays. A lot of teams will run an action pass, but they set up that play by using a running play that looks like that to get the defenders to step up to the line of scrimmage. [This is done] in order to get the space behind the linebackers and even the secondary at times. The thing that makes the Vikings offense special is the offense, and how everything looks the same. CBS Local Sports: Minnesota allowed Drew Brees to throw for almost 300 yards and three touchdowns on Sunday. How will the Vikings defense limit Nick Foles, who completed 76.7 percent of his passes for 246 yards against the Falcons? Brandon Marshall: That’s Drew Brees. One thing that we know is that Drew Brees throws it all over the field. Coach Payton and the Saints are not afraid to do that, and everyone knows that. Brees is special. This weekend is a totally different scheme and totally different ballgame. It will be a challenge for the Eagles to find holes in Minnesota’s defense. They run a lot of zone. They even play man-to-man. It’s going to be important for them to figure out what Minnesota’s doing pre-snap. If Nick Foles can do that, he’ll have a good chance of finding some holes. But it will be extremely hard [against the Vikings defense]. Credit: Abbie Parr/Getty Images CBS Local Sports: How can the Eagles defense slow down Case Keenum and this Minnesota offense that seems to be firing on all cylinders? Brandon Marshall: The game is not going to be won on the offensive side of the ball. It’s going to be a defensive battle [with two of the NFL’s best defenses]. Case Keenum, when he’s called on, makes some huge plays. He’s done it all year. But it shouldn’t be difficult for the Eagles to put a great game plan together to slow him down. CBS Local Sports: With the Eagles looking for their second consecutive upset win at home and the Vikings coming off the “Minneapolis Miracle,” does either team have an edge in momentum leading up to this NFC Championship showdown? Brandon Marshall: Not in momentum, but Philadelphia definitely has the edge [overall] because they have the home field advantage. They’re home, and [Lincoln Financial Field] is probably one of the most difficult places to play in the National Football League. Matt Citak is a producer for CBS Local Sports and a proud Vanderbilt alum. Follow him on Twitter or send comments to mcitak@cbs.com.

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  • Cost of California bullet train jumps by $2.8 billion just in the Central ValleyCost of California bullet train jumps by $2.8 billion just in the Central Valley

    The estimated cost of building 119 miles of bullet train track in the Central Valley has jumped to $10.6 billion, an increase of $2.8 billion from the current budget and up from about $6 billion originally. The new calculation takes into account a number of extremely costly problems encountered...

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  • GCC: Open auditions slated for spring theater production at GCCGCC: Open auditions slated for spring theater production at GCC

    Open auditions for the “Marco Millions” by Eugene O’Neill will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 21 and 22 at Glendale Community College. The spring production will be produced by the college’s theater arts department. Those auditioning should read and become familiar with the play, which takes a satirical...

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  • Trump Said His Approval Rating Among Black Americans Has Doubled; Actually, It’s DroppedTrump Said His Approval Rating Among Black Americans Has Doubled; Actually, It’s Dropped

    President Donald Trump bragged on Twitter that his approval rating with black Americans has doubled. It hasn’t. Only 15% of black Americans said they approved of Trump’s job performance in the days following his inauguration last January — and it’s only gone downhill from there. In the most recent Gallup weekly numbers, only 6% of black Americans said they approved of the President’s job performance. The most recent CNN polling, from December, shows that only 3% of black Americans said they approved of how Trump is handling his job nearly a year into his White House tenure. A whopping 91% said they disapproved. Trump approval with blacks in latest @CNN poll: 3% approve, 91% disapprove https://t.co/2f6HywZy5u — Ryan Struyk (@ryanstruyk) January 16, 2018 But that didn’t stop Trump from tweeting on Tuesday morning that his approval among black Americans had doubled. “Unemployment for Black Americans is the lowest ever recorded. Trump approval ratings with Black Americans has doubled. Thank you, and it will get even (much) better!” he wrote. Unemployment for Black Americans is the lowest ever recorded. Trump approval ratings with Black Americans has doubled. Thank you, and it will get even (much) better! @FoxNews — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 16, 2018 It is true that black unemployment has fallen to 6.8% in the most recent data — the lowest since the Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the number in 1972 but still higher than the 4.1% national unemployment rate among all races. The President has pushed back against reports that he called African nations “shithole countries” during immigration negotiations last week in the Oval Office, saying “I am not a racist” over the weekend and adding he is “the least racist person you have ever interviewed.” The comments come amid a mounting backdrop of racially tinged remarks from the President. These range from his policy proposals for undocumented immigrants and his reaction to white supremacist protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the summer to his doubt over President Barack Obama’s birthplace and his descriptions of crime in major American cities. Gallup: Trump's approval rating with black voters is 6 percent https://t.co/e9J2ztYysr https://t.co/f0ycBbaXvZ — Eugene Scott (@Eugene_Scott) January 16, 2018

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  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: ‘The Post’ evokes memories of former N.Y. Times publisherThoughts from Dr. Joe: ‘The Post’ evokes memories of former N.Y. Times publisher

    Sitting at Starbucks, working on my sequel to “Girl with the Purple Ribbon,” I was enjoying a cup of black tea when a buddy of mine, who is 20 years my junior, asked, “Did you see the movie about the publishing of the Pentagon Papers?” He said that although he was familiar with the name of the...

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  • Sexual Abuse Victim To Ex-Doctor Larry Nassar: ‘You Are A Repulsive Liar’Sexual Abuse Victim To Ex-Doctor Larry Nassar: ‘You Are A Repulsive Liar’

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — One after one, gymnasts and other victims of a disgraced former sports doctor stepped forward in a Michigan courtroom Tuesday to recount the sexual abuse and emotional trauma Larry Nassar inflicted on them as children — one with the warning that “little girls don’t stay little forever.” Nearly 100 women and girls planned to speak or have their statements read during an extraordinary four-day sentencing hearing. Many of them cried as they gave the initial testimonies Tuesday. Some requested that their identities not be made public. The judge consoled the victims and said they should not blame themselves. “I testified to let the world know that you are a repulsive liar,” one victim, Kyle Stephens, said to the 54-year-old Nassar who bowed his head with his eyes closed or looked away as she and others spoke. Stephens, the first to speak, said Nassar repeatedly abused her from age 6 until age 12 during family visits to his home in Holt, near Lansing. She said he rubbed his genitals on her and digitally penetrated her, among other things. She said Nassar later denied it, and her parents believed him. “Perhaps you have figured it out by now, but little girls don’t stay little forever,” Stephens said. “They grow into strong women that … destroy your world.” Nassar has pleaded guilty to molesting females with his hands at his Michigan State University office, his home and a Lansing-area gymnastics club. He also worked for Indianapolis-based USA Gymnastics, which trains Olympians. Another statement came from Donna Markham, who told of how her daughter Chelsey killed herself in 2009, years after Nassar sexually abused her during a medical examination. “It all started with him,” she said, describing her daughter’s downward spiral into drug abuse. Victims described experiencing “searing pain” during the assaults and having feelings of shame and embarrassment. They said it had changed their life trajectories — affecting relationships, causing them to be distrustful and leading to depression, suicidal thoughts and anger and anxiety on whether they should have spoken up sooner. “He touched the most innocent places on my body,” said 17-year-old Jessica Thomashaw, recounting how she was sexually assaulted at ages 9 and 12. “I couldn’t be just a normal girl anymore, and I forever lost a big piece of my childhood due to his abuse.” Ingham County Circuit Judge Rosemarie Aquilina, who is expected to order a sentence Friday, said the system had failed them. “You shouldn’t be angry with yourself,” she told a 31-year-old victim, who said she was assaulted almost 20 years ago. “You went to him for pain and healing, and you didn’t know. No one faults you or any other victim for that. You were a child.” The Michigan attorney general’s office is seeking 40 to 125 years in prison for the 54-year-old Nassar. The maximum represents a year for each of the 125 girls and women who filed reports of abuse with campus police. He already has been sentenced to 60 years in federal prison for child pornography crimes. Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles on Monday said she was among the athletes sexually abused by Nassar. Another gold medalist, Aly Raisman, tweeted Monday that she would not attend the sentencing “because it is too traumatic for me. My impact letter will be read in court in front of Nassar. I support the brave survivors. We are all in this together.” Olympians McKayla Maroney and Gabby Douglas also have said they were among Nassar’s victims as teens. In November, he admitted to digitally penetrating 10 girls, mostly under the guise of treatment, between 1998 and 2015. As part of plea deals in two adjacent Michigan counties, he said his conduct had no legitimate medical purpose and that he did not have the girls’ consent. Nassar is scheduled to be sentenced in Eaton County in two weeks. (© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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  • Nominations for Les Tupper Service Awards being accepted by LCF Coordinating CouncilNominations for Les Tupper Service Awards being accepted by LCF Coordinating Council

    The La Cañada Flintridge Coordinating Council is accepting nominations for its Les Tupper Awards, awarded to individuals, groups and students who demonstrate exemplary service to the La Cañada Flintridge community. Offered since 1969, the awards are named in honor of Les Tupper, a former president...

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  • On the Town: Young kidney patients celebrate at annual promOn the Town: Young kidney patients celebrate at annual prom

    The Renal Support Network’s 19th annual Renal Teen prom drew more than 200 young people from 12 to 24 years old with kidney disease. This past Sunday, the Glendale Hilton ballroom was decorated Calypso-style with tropical decor, dancing, a photo booth and renal-friendly food such as apples and...

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  • Steve Bannon Subpoenaed in Mueller Investigation: ReportSteve Bannon Subpoenaed in Mueller Investigation: Report

    Watch Video Special counsel Robert Mueller subpoenaed former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon last week, The New York Times reported Tuesday. Bannon was on Capitol Hill testifying before the House Intelligence Committee when the news broke that Mueller had issued the subpoena for the now-estranged associate of President Donald Trump to testify before a grand jury. Steve Bannon, former adviser to President Donald Trump, arrives at a House Intelligence Committee closed-door meeting on Jan. 16, 2018. (Credit: Mark Wilson / Getty Images) Bannon’s testimony on the Hill on Tuesday was his first appearance before any of the congressional committees investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election or potential coordination with Trump’s associates, and it comes just days after the White House broke with Bannon over comments attributed to him disparaging Trump and the Trump family. Several White House staffers have come forward voluntarily for interviews with the special counsel team. The New York Times, citing a person with direct knowledge, said the grand jury subpoena for Bannon “could be a negotiating tactic” and that Mueller would likely allow Bannon to speak with investigators instead of going before the grand jury. The subpoena came after Bannon’s comments to author Michael Wolff became public, according to The New York Times. In Wolff’s book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” Bannon is quoted as saying a June 2016 meeting Donald Trump Jr., Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner and then-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort had with a Russian lawyer promising dirt on Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was “treasonous” and “unpatriotic.” Bannon also said he assumed Trump Jr. delivered information about the meeting to Trump, despite denials from the two, and downplayed the likelihood of illegal coordination with Russia while saying there was dread that Mueller’s investigation could turn up something else nefarious, such as money laundering. Trump disavowed Bannon, saying his former top aide had “lost his mind,” and later nicknamed him “Sloppy Steve.” A source close to Bannon subsequently provided a statement saying Bannon expressed regret over the timing of his response to the book and that he thinks Trump Jr. is a “patriot.” Trump appointed Bannon his campaign’s chief executive at the outset of the general election, and Bannon, along with now-White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, led the Trump campaign through Election Day. Bannon assumed a top post as chief strategist in the White House after the election and left last August amid a major staff shakeup. He returned to his perch atop Breitbart News but left the site in the wake of Wolff’s book and Trump’s rebuke.

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  • Children's captivity in Perris: an emaciated girl's window escape opened door to nightmarish sceneChildren's captivity in Perris: an emaciated girl's window escape opened door to nightmarish scene

    When Riverside County sheriff’s deputies entered the Perris house where a married couple was said to be holding their 13 children captive, they found a horrific scene. There was a strong, foul smell. The house was filthy. Three young people were chained to pieces of furniture. Children were badly...

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  • ‘Everyone Was Disgusted’: Hawaii-Bound Flight Forced to Land in San Francisco After Toilet Troubles on Plane‘Everyone Was Disgusted’: Hawaii-Bound Flight Forced to Land in San Francisco After Toilet Troubles on Plane

    Toilet troubles caused a United Airlines flight from Denver to Hawaii to divert back to land when they were halfway over the Pacific Ocean. The issue doubled the flight time and cut passengers' vacations short. “Everyone was disgusted,” passenger Rich Anderson told KTLA sister station KDVR in Denver. United Flight 1219 departed Denver at 11:40 a.m. Sunday. It was scheduled to be a direct flight to Hawaii. Rich and Kristin Anderson were heading to Kauai to celebrate their wedding anniversary, but when they were halfway over the Pacific Ocean, there was a disturbing announcement. “We were probably three hours from Hawaii and they announced that the toilets were all full,” Kristin Anderson said. The pilot told passengers the toilets had not been serviced in Denver. “The pilots failed. They didn’t do their job. This should not have happened. This was human error. There was no act of God. There was no weather. This was just human error.” They were forced to double back and land in San Francisco to fix the problem. The situation meant the scheduled flight time went from eight hours to more than 16 hours. “The pilots failed. They didn’t do their job. This should not have happened. This was human error. There was no act of God. There was no weather. This was just human error,” Rich Anderson said. Earlier in the flight, Anderson tried to use one of the bathrooms but it was locked. “They had locked them. I had gone back partway through to the bathroom and one of them was locked. The flight attendant said that one is not working. I think they were locking them as they were filling up," Anderson said. “I am very sorry that our lavatories had reached capacity while Flight 1219 was en route to Lihue," the airline said in a letter to passengers. "A decision was made to turn back and land in San Francisco where arrangements were made to change planes. I can appreciate that this experience was disappointing and unpleasant. "We regret the unexpected delay and inconvenience this caused you. Your satisfaction is important to us so I hope you will accept our offer of apology on the next screen. "We welcome the opportunity to provide better service for you the next time you fly with United.” United is offering 10,000 bonus miles or a $200 travel voucher to affected passengers. But the Andersons said that is not fair compensation, given everything they went through. “Bottom line is they ruined a lot of people’s vacations yesterday. They gave us a really crummy start. There were a lot of elderly people and people with little tiny kids,” Rich Anderson said. It's not known why the lavatories were not properly serviced in Denver before the flight was cleared for takeoff.

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  • 24,000-square-foot marijuana dispensary opens in Los Angeles County24,000-square-foot marijuana dispensary opens in Los Angeles County

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  • White House Doctor Provides Details of Trump’s Medical Exam; Says ‘No Concerns’ About Cognitive AbilityWhite House Doctor Provides Details of Trump’s Medical Exam; Says ‘No Concerns’ About Cognitive Ability

    Watch Video President Donald Trump asked the White House doctor to perform a cognitive exam during his physical last week, despite the doctor’s determination that such testing wasn’t necessary. “I have no concerns about his cognitive ability,” Dr. Ronny Jackson told reporters on Tuesday. White House Physician Rear Admiral Dr. Ronny Jackson delivers the results of President Donald Trump’s medical exam on Jan. 16, 2018. (Credit: KTLA) He said the testing was conducted at the President’s wishes, and the results were normal. Ahead of the exam, the White House said that tests for mental acuity would not be included. The question arose after a week of speculation about Trump’s mental fitness for office, spurred by the publication of a damaging book that suggested Trump’s own aides worry about his stability. Later, Trump attempted to clarify matters by tweeting he was a “very stable genius.” Jackson told reporters Trump scored 30/30 on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, which according to its website is a “cognitive screening test designed to assist Health Professionals in the detection of mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease.” The doctor deemed Trump in “excellent health” last Friday and provided details of the President’s medical exam during a briefing on Tuesday. Trump weighs 239 pounds, the White House physician said on Tuesday. Standing at 6 feet 3 inches, Trump falls just within the “overweight” range on the body mass index. Trump and his doctor discussed his diet and exercise during last week’s physical and set a goal of losing 10-15 pounds. “He would benefit from a diet that is lower in fat and carbohydrates,” Jackson told reporters at the White House. Jackson said Trump’s resting heart rate was 68 and blood pressure was 122/74. President Donald Trump shakes hands with White House Physician Rear Admiral Dr. Ronny Jackson following his annual physical at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, Jan. 12, 2018. (Credit: Saul Loeb / AFP / Getty Images) The President himself decided what to make public, in accordance with medical privacy rules. He’s been unwilling in the past to disclose information that candidates and presidents typically reveal, such as his tax returns. But during the 2016 campaign he did authorize his personal doctor to release some medical information. Dr. Harold Bornstein’s summary included Trump’s height (6 feet 3 inches) and weight (236 pounds), cholesterol (HDL 63, LDL 94, triglycerides 61), blood pressure (116/70), blood sugar (99) and normal results from liver, thyroid, heart and colon exams. He also said Trump took Crestor, a cholesterol-lowering statin; a low dose of aspirin to prevent heart attacks; antibiotics to treat skin rosacea; and Propecia for baldness. Jackson performed the yearly physical Friday at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland. On Friday evening, the White House released a statement from Jackson — who also performed President Barack Obama’s last presidential physical — that indicated the exam went “exceptionally well” and described Trump’s health as “excellent.” Past presidential physicals have also included lifestyle details like diet and exercise routines. Trump isn’t known to exercise beyond short walks, and he uses a cart when he plays golf. His diet isn’t known to have changed from the high-calorie dishes he has favored in the past: well-done steak with ketchup, meatloaf, hamburgers, vanilla ice cream, salads with blue cheese dressing and chocolate cake. He does, however, avoid tobacco and alcohol.

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  • Lakers Legend Elgin Baylor To Be Honored With Statue Outside Staples CenterLakers Legend Elgin Baylor To Be Honored With Statue Outside Staples Center

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles Lakers have announced plans to honor Lakers legend Elgin Baylor with a statue outside Staples Center in Star Plaza. “I am thrilled that 60 years after the Minneapolis Lakers drafted Elgin, we are able to celebrate and honor him with a statue,” Lakers CEO and Controlling Owner Jeanie Buss said. “Not only is Elgin a part of the Lakers family, his contributions to the game of basketball earned him a place in the Hall of Fame. His list of accomplishments are unparalleled and I can’t wait to see his statue at Star Plaza alongside the other Lakers legends.” The 83-year-old Baylor, who was named an NBA All-Star 11 times, was drafted by the Minneapolis Lakers in 1958, earning rookie-of-the-year honors to set the stage for a stellar career, which saw him average 27.4 points, 13.5 rebounds and 4.3 assists. Baylor’s statue will join those of other sports luminaries outside Staples Center, including former Lakers Jerry West, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Shaquille O’Neal. The statue is scheduled to be presented during an outdoor ceremony prior to the Lakers-Minnesota game on April 6. (©2017 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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  • LA Considers Downtown Trailers For HomelessLA Considers Downtown Trailers For Homeless

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Los Angeles city leaders are planning to house dozens of homeless people in trailers on a city-owned downtown lot as a possible model for citywide temporary shelters, it was reported Tuesday. City Council members considered a proposal Tuesday that calls for installing five trailers on a parking lot at Arcadia and Alameda streets by the beginning of summer, the Los Angeles Times reported. The trailers would house about 67 people and target the homeless who sleep on the sidewalks in the area around the historic El Pueblo site off of Main Street. The shelter would operate for three years with the hope that residents placed there would move on to permanent housing within six months. The proposal comes from a task force formed by Mayor Eric Garcetti to brainstorm on how to get thousands of unsheltered people off the streets. If approved by the City Council, the initiative to provide temporary shelter would mark a new strategy for the city, which has focused primarily on encouraging the construction of permanent housing through $1.2 billion in voter-approved bonds. Garcetti has said he hopes temporary housing can be placed on other city properties throughout Los Angeles to help serve the estimated 25,000 unsheltered homeless people in the city. The motion introduced by Councilman Jose Huizar, who represents the downtown area, would authorize city funds for the proposal, which will cost an estimated $2.3 million for the first year. After that, running the shelter will cost $1.3 million annually, according to The Times. Homelessness has been a growing issue across the Southland as living costs continue to spike. Earlier this month, the Orange County Register reported that officials plan to clear hundreds of people living in tents on the two-mile stretch of the Santa Ana River near Angel Stadium in Anaheim. (©2018 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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    San Fernando Valley - Los Angeles Times / 4 d. 21 h. 23 min. ago
  • Burbank’s Blizzard Arena aims to take esports to the next levelBurbank’s Blizzard Arena aims to take esports to the next level

    On Wednesday, video-game company Blizzard Entertainment launched the inaugural season of its competitive Overwatch League, the first major test of its dedicated esports broadcast facility in Burbank since it opened last year. Blizzard Arena Los Angeles is a roughly 450-seat, 50,000-square-foot,...

    San Fernando Valley - Los Angeles Times / 4 d. 22 h. 58 min. ago
  • Prius rides on a wave of mud in Burbank during storm in video shared onlinePrius rides on a wave of mud in Burbank during storm in video shared online

    A video taken during Tuesday's rainstorm in Burbank of a car speeding down a hillside street while surrounded by a torrent of mud and water has already garnered over 62,000 views on social media.

    San Fernando Valley - Los Angeles Times / 4 d. 23 h. 53 min. ago
  • Short car chase ends in freeway collision for Hollywood man arrested by Glendale policeShort car chase ends in freeway collision for Hollywood man arrested by Glendale police

    A Hollywood man was apprehended by Glendale police Tuesday evening after he attempted to flee from officers during a routine traffic stop, authorities say. At around 11:10 p.m., an officer tried to stop a silver Toyota Corolla that was allegedly speeding near Pennsylvania and Altura avenues in...

    Verdugos - Los Angeles Times / 5 d. 1 h. 13 min. ago
  • At $24.5 million, Angelina Jolie's big splash was Los Feliz's top home sale last yearAt $24.5 million, Angelina Jolie's big splash was Los Feliz's top home sale last year

    The scenic hillsides of Los Feliz come from shaky beginnings, but since then, the neighborhood’s allure has grown. Home buyers love the views of Griffith Park, architects love the challenges presented by the rugged lots and Los Feliz has grown into a hot spot filled with luxury mansions and architectural...

    Real Estate - Los Angeles Times / 5 d. 5 h. 18 min. ago
  • Downtown L.A.'s development boom heads west with a big new housing and retail complexDowntown L.A.'s development boom heads west with a big new housing and retail complex

    A large-scale residential and hotel complex will be proposed for the former headquarters campus of the Metropolitan Water District on Sunset Boulevard as Los Angeles’ development boom expands into blocks just northwest of downtown. The $600-million project, called 1111 Sunset, would include high-rise...

    Real Estate - Los Angeles Times / 5 d. 10 h. 3 min. ago
  • Essential California: Montecito death toll rises to 17 as rescuers search for survivorsEssential California: Montecito death toll rises to 17 as rescuers search for survivors

    Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Thursday, Jan. 11, and here’s what’s happening across California: TOP STORIES Horror in Santa Barbara Teams of rescuers waded through hillsides blanketed by mud and debris looking for victims of mudflows that killed at least...

    Weather - Los Angeles Times / 5 d. 11 h. 33 min. ago
  • Scene of devastation in Montecito as mud buries whole neighborhoodsScene of devastation in Montecito as mud buries whole neighborhoods

    At East Valley Road, a deafening growl in the dark announced to all who stayed that they made the wrong call. A three-story wall of mud, rock and timber tore down Montecito Creek faster than any human could run. The torrent early Tuesday stripped the back of a house that sat 20 feet above the creekbed....

    Weather - Los Angeles Times / 5 d. 14 h. 3 min. ago
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  • Glendale man sentenced to 4 years in prison for 2016 stabbing that led to fatal crash in BurbankGlendale man sentenced to 4 years in prison for 2016 stabbing that led to fatal crash in Burbank

    A Glendale man pleaded no contest in court Wednesday to a stabbing that resulted in a fatal car crash in Burbank in 2016. Haroution Stepanyan, 25, was sentenced to four years in prison after conceding to a felony charge of assault with a deadly weapon and causing great bodily injury in the commission...

    San Fernando Valley - Los Angeles Times / 5 d. 22 h. 38 min. ago
  • Death toll rises to 17 in Montecito; 100 homes destroyed by mudslidesDeath toll rises to 17 in Montecito; 100 homes destroyed by mudslides

    At least 17 people have been killed after a heavy rainfall sent a torrent of mud and debris crashing down onto homes in Montecito early Tuesday morning.

    Weather - Los Angeles Times / 6 d. 0 h. 13 min. ago
  • Essential California: Flooding, mudflows from heavy rains leave 13 dead in Southern CaliforniaEssential California: Flooding, mudflows from heavy rains leave 13 dead in Southern California

    Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Wednesday, Jan. 10, and here’s what’s happening across California: TOP STORIES The predawn torrent of mud and debris carried away cars, swamped living rooms, and yanked homes from their foundations. Boulders crashed into homes,...

    Weather - Los Angeles Times / 6 d. 11 h. 33 min. ago
  • Many in Montecito ignored mudslide warnings — until it was too lateMany in Montecito ignored mudslide warnings — until it was too late

    Connor McManigal was shaken awake by his father. Flash floods had forced Montecito Creek to erupt, sending torrents of muddy water barreling through the hillsides. The two scrambled to escape but were swept up in the deluge and separated. McManigal, 23, was whisked nearly a mile away down the road....

    Weather - Los Angeles Times / 6 d. 12 h. 3 min. ago
  • Deadly flooding on Santa Barbara coast as fire turns to mudDeadly flooding on Santa Barbara coast as fire turns to mud

    The predawn torrent of mud and debris carried away cars, swamped living rooms, and yanked homes from their foundations. Boulders crashed into homes, homes plunged into trees, and the muddy current swept at least one child a half-mile from home. By day’s end, Santa Barbara County authorities said...

    Weather - Los Angeles Times / 6 d. 14 h. 3 min. ago
  • Sudden, unstoppable and deadly: Mudslides bring destruction with nowhere to hideSudden, unstoppable and deadly: Mudslides bring destruction with nowhere to hide

    Sudden, unstoppable and deadly: Mudslides bring destruction with nowhere to hide

    Weather - Los Angeles Times / 6 d. 15 h. 3 min. ago
  • At least 13 dead as heavy rains trigger flooding, mudflows and freeway closures across Southern CaliforniaAt least 13 dead as heavy rains trigger flooding, mudflows and freeway closures across Southern California

    At least 13 people were killed Tuesday when a rainstorm sent mud and debris coursing through Montecito neighborhoods and left rescue crews to scramble through clogged roadways and downed trees to search for victims. The deluge that washed over Santa Barbara County early Tuesday was devastating...

    Weather - Los Angeles Times / 6 d. 17 h. 48 min. ago
  • Developers look to create ‘new neighborhood’ at the Burbank Town CenterDevelopers look to create ‘new neighborhood’ at the Burbank Town Center

    After a community meeting with residents last month, the owner of the Burbank Town Center and properties west of the mall is looking forward to create a “new neighborhood” in the downtown area. CAPREF Manager LLC, which owns the mall, and Crown Realty and Development Inc., the project’s developer,...

    San Fernando Valley - Los Angeles Times / 6 d. 20 h. 28 min. ago
  • Recycling program aims to influence others about reducing wasteRecycling program aims to influence others about reducing waste

    The Burbank Recycle Center’s fourth annual Master Recycler Program will be held on Saturday and will be about more than telling people to put recyclables in blue bins. Amy Hammes, a recycling specialist at the center, said the goal of the free, seven-class program is to teach attendees how to master...

    San Fernando Valley - Los Angeles Times / 6 d. 21 h. 28 min. ago
  • Instructors at Creative Arts Center display their artwork in latest exhibitInstructors at Creative Arts Center display their artwork in latest exhibit

    Local artists and those taking classes at the Burbank Creative Arts Center had the opportunity to display their art pieces during the Holiday Arts and Craft Boutique last month. Now, the dozens of instructors at the center have their moment in the spotlight during the center’s current exhibit,...

    San Fernando Valley - Los Angeles Times / 6 d. 21 h. 58 min. ago
  • After heeding evacuation warning, Carpinteria family returns to flooded homeAfter heeding evacuation warning, Carpinteria family returns to flooded home

    Weather - Los Angeles Times / 6 d. 22 h. 23 min. ago
  • Mandatory evacuations ordered in Burbank as first major rainstorm of the year slams cityMandatory evacuations ordered in Burbank as first major rainstorm of the year slams city

    Mudslides, downed power lines and a broken gas main were just some of the issues Burbank residents in the Verdugo Mountains had to contend with as heavy rain battered the city Tuesday. At around 6:30 a.m., a rush of mud and water made its way down a stretch of Country Club Drive near Via Montana....

    San Fernando Valley - Los Angeles Times / 7 d. 0 h. 28 min. ago
  • 'It was like a bomb went off': First the heavy rain, then the mud, now a disaster on the coast'It was like a bomb went off': First the heavy rain, then the mud, now a disaster on the coast

    Standing outside his home on Foothill Road in Carpinteria near Ocean Oaks Road in a white hard hat and thick yellow-and-red rain gear, Peter Lapidus was covered in mud. His house is near a creek, Arroyo Paredon, and his road was covered in a thick sludge of mud. Lapidus, who works in construction...

    Weather - Los Angeles Times / 7 d. 2 h. 28 min. ago
  • Purplebricks, flat fee real estate listers, launch in San DiegoPurplebricks, flat fee real estate listers, launch in San Diego

    A British real estate company Monday launched a flat fee home listing service in San Diego County, charging sellers $3,200 to list a home. The cost is likely cheaper for most sellers who are used to a 2.5 percent listing fee, so the offer could save sellers hundreds of dollars in commission costs....

    Real Estate - Los Angeles Times / 8 d. 1 h. 3 min. ago
  • Above-asking deals highlight Silver Lake's top home sales of 2017Above-asking deals highlight Silver Lake's top home sales of 2017

    A neighborhood popularized by its easy access to public transportation in the early 1900s, Silver Lake has found new ways to court residents over the years. Plenty of chic midcentury homes designed by the greats — John Lautner, Richard Neutra, etc. — dot the neighborhood’s hilly landscape, but...

    Real Estate - Los Angeles Times / 9 d. 8 h. 3 min. ago
  • These were the five most expensive homes sold in Glendale last yearThese were the five most expensive homes sold in Glendale last year

    Home to the second-largest Armenian population in the world, Glendale has come a long way since its 150-acre inception in 1884. Today, its streets are lined with everything from Mediterranean-style homes to Spanish Colonials. Last year there were 15 single-family home sales of $2 million or more...

    Real Estate - Los Angeles Times / 9 d. 10 h. 3 min. ago
  • 'Malcolm in the Middle' star Frankie Muniz bids adieu to desert hacienda'Malcolm in the Middle' star Frankie Muniz bids adieu to desert hacienda

    Actor, race car driver and recent “Dancing With the Stars” contestant Frankie Muniz has sold his home in Phoenix for $3.2 million. Muniz, 32, made his first appearance in Hot Property more than a decade ago, when he listed one of his Westside homes at the age of 18. In recent years, however, he’s...

    Real Estate - Los Angeles Times / 10 d. 11 h. 3 min. ago
  • Sale of Smokey Robinson's former estate was Encino's chart-topper of 2017Sale of Smokey Robinson's former estate was Encino's chart-topper of 2017

    Encino – Spanish for “oak” – found its name after Spanish soldier Gaspar de Portola sat his donkey near a 700-year-old oak tree that now sits at the heart of the San Fernando Valley community. Hollywood began using the ranch land for filming locations in the 1920s, and now, tear-downs and new construction...

    Real Estate - Los Angeles Times / 12 d. 2 h. 33 min. ago
  • Waterfront homes in Long Beach's Naples Island brought in big bucks in 2017Waterfront homes in Long Beach's Naples Island brought in big bucks in 2017

    Settled in 1784 by Spanish soldier Manuel Nieto as part of a land grant, Long Beach has since grown into the 39th most populated city in the U.S. The Port of Long Beach is the second busiest container port in the country, and the city offers a variety of luxury homes on the water. In 2017, the...

    Real Estate - Los Angeles Times / 12 d. 6 h. 58 min. ago
  • Most expensive homes to sell in 2017Most expensive homes to sell in 2017

    La Jolla and Rancho Santa Fe continued to be the place for the most expensive home sales in San Diego County in 2017. The most expensive house to sell in the county was a beach front property in La Jolla for $12 million. Built in 1993, 6106 Camino de la Costa features panoramic ocean views and...

    Real Estate - Los Angeles Times / 12 d. 11 h. 3 min. ago
  • Newly built contemporary was Hermosa Beach's high-water sale of 2017Newly built contemporary was Hermosa Beach's high-water sale of 2017

    Hermosa Beach has worn many hats during the last century. What started out as a small downtown area to serve residents of five permanent homes in 1903 eventually evolved into a full-fledged beach town, becoming a hot spot for jazz and surfing along the way. Modern homes now line the boardwalk area...

    Real Estate - Los Angeles Times / 13 d. 3 h. 18 min. ago
  • Ex-Charger Orlando Franklin takes a loss on Poway estateEx-Charger Orlando Franklin takes a loss on Poway estate

    Orlando Franklin, a former San Diego Chargers and Denver Broncos offensive guard, has sold his home in Poway, an affluent community in San Diego County, for $1.5 million. Franklin bought the property two years ago for $1.85 million, records show. The sale price was $395,000 less than the $1.895...

    Real Estate - Los Angeles Times / 13 d. 5 h. 23 min. ago
  • Onetime home of pop star Britney Spears was Calabasas' top sale of 2017Onetime home of pop star Britney Spears was Calabasas' top sale of 2017

    The affluent city of Calabasas is mainly known, at least in the modern sense, for its ability to attract celebrities. See Drake’s “4PM in Calabasas.” Others on the city’s A-list include various “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” personalities, former Clipper Chris Paul and rock musician Tommy Lee....

    Real Estate - Los Angeles Times / 13 d. 7 h. 23 min. ago
  • From Cinema Classics To New Indie Releases: Movies To Catch In L.A. This NovemberFrom Cinema Classics To New Indie Releases: Movies To Catch In L.A. This November

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  • Formosa Cafe Wins $150K Grant To Preserve Its Signature Trolley CarFormosa Cafe Wins $150K Grant To Preserve Its Signature Trolley Car

    The Pacific Electric Red Car trolley at the center of the Formosa Cafe is the oldest part of the building. [ more › ]

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  • Is The End Nigh For The Westside Pavilion?Is The End Nigh For The Westside Pavilion?

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  • The Artists Behind The Griffith Park Teahouse Have A New Installation In Fire-Charred La Tuna CanyonThe Artists Behind The Griffith Park Teahouse Have A New Installation In Fire-Charred La Tuna Canyon

    Trees burned in the La Tuna Canyon fire will be revived with streaks of shimmering gold. [ more › ]

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  • The 10 Best Diners In Los AngelesThe 10 Best Diners In Los Angeles

    Nothing beats the combination of pancakes and hot coffee. [ more › ]

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  • The McRib Is Back In SoCal, BabyThe McRib Is Back In SoCal, Baby

    Remember when the McRib made a cameo in 'The Osbournes'? [ more › ]

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  • Yasiel Puig's Home Burglarized On Night Of Game 7Yasiel Puig's Home Burglarized On Night Of Game 7

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  • Remembering Boise Bishop Michael Driscoll, Protector of Orange County's Pedophile PriestsRemembering Boise Bishop Michael Driscoll, Protector of Orange County's Pedophile Priests

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  • Dodgers Lose To Astros In Game 7 And Everything Hurts Right NowDodgers Lose To Astros In Game 7 And Everything Hurts Right Now

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  • ICYMI: Nearly Two-Thirds Of TV Shows On Air Last Year Didn't Have A Single Black Writer on StaffICYMI: Nearly Two-Thirds Of TV Shows On Air Last Year Didn't Have A Single Black Writer on Staff

    Plus, a bonfire society will burn an effigy of Harvey Weinstein, Julianne Moore will play Gloria Steinem, and Tyrese Gibson is not a fan of The Rock. [ more › ]

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  • Brett Ratner Leaves Warner Bros. Amid Sexual Harassment AllegationsBrett Ratner Leaves Warner Bros. Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

    "I don't want to have any possible negative impact to the studio until these personal issues are resolved," Ratner told the Hollywood Reporter. [ more › ]

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  • Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit Filed Against Sheriff's Deputy Accused Of Raping Female InmatesFederal Civil Rights Lawsuit Filed Against Sheriff's Deputy Accused Of Raping Female Inmates

    Giancarlo Scotti, who is currently under criminal investigation by the L.A. County Sheriff's Department, is the subject of a federal lawsuit filed on Tuesday. [ more › ]

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  • Donald Glover, Beyoncé, James Earl Jones To Star In 2019 'Lion King' RemakeDonald Glover, Beyoncé, James Earl Jones To Star In 2019 'Lion King' Remake

    The star-studded cast also features Chiwetel Ejiofor, John Oliver and Seth Rogen. [ more › ]

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