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3 Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season | Los Angeles Downtown News
Los Angeles Downtown News | November 12, 2018
(StatePoint) Want to give back this holiday season? There are many ways to get into the charitable spirit. And if you need some inspiration for how to go about benefitting those in your local and global community, consider the following…
Shopping for the Holidays? Book Ideas for Everyone on Your List | Los Angeles Downtown News
Los Angeles Downtown News | November 12, 2018
(StatePoint) No matter who you’re shopping for this holiday season, books can make great gifts. Here are five engaging volumes to consider.
Giving the Gift of Music this Holiday Season | Los Angeles Downtown News
Los Angeles Downtown News | November 12, 2018
(StatePoint) What’s your favorite song? Are you thinking of it now? How does it make you feel? Music is powerful. It can encourage, inspire, motivate and bring joy. There is even scientific evidence that music can ease anxiety, improve cardiovascular…
Great Holiday Gifts for Kids That Help Them Learn and Grow | Los Angeles Downtown News
Los Angeles Downtown News | November 12, 2018
(StatePoint) It’s time to think about stuffing stockings and fulfilling wish lists. But if you want your holiday gifts for kids to deliver fun long after the holidays, you may want to consider gifts that will help them learn and…
Avoid the Naughty List: Don’t Let the Holidays Ruin Your Credit | Los Angeles Downtown News
Los Angeles Downtown News | November 12, 2018
(StatePoint) Looking for the “perfect gifts,” paired with enticing retail discounts and deals, can pressure holiday shoppers to spend more than they can afford. As a result, consumers may max out credit card limits or miss payments, negatively affecting credit…
Great Tips for an Outdoor Winter Adventure | Los Angeles Downtown News
Los Angeles Downtown News | November 12, 2018
(StatePoint) There’s no need to resign yourself to the gym all winter long. Outdoor adventures are the perfect way to stay fit and have fun, even during the chilliest months of the year.
Meet an Artist Monday: Miles Regis | LAWeekly
LAWeekly | November 12, 2018
L.A.’s most active and eclectic contemporary artists introduce themselves to you in their own words. This week it’s painter, designer, musician and multiplatform creative Miles Regis, whose socially engaged work blends the vibrant style of his native Trinidad with the edginess of urban Los Angel...
Cannabis Tech Finds a Friendly Welcome in L.A. | LAWeekly
LAWeekly | November 12, 2018
Two of L.A.'s fastest-growing sectors, tech and cannabis, have collided to get the ball rolling on innovations that likely will have a big impact well beyond the world's largest cannabis market in Southern California.
What Caused Massive Woolsey Fire? State Probes SCE For Possible Role | My News LA
My News LA | November 12, 2018
Southern California Edison is being investigated by state regulators for its possible role in the massive Woolsey Fire burning in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. According to CPUC, electrical infrastructure may have suffered malfunctions near ground zero of the blazes. On Thursday, SCE issued an a...
SCE Substation In Chatsworth Went Out Minutes Before Woolsey Fire Started | My News LA
My News LA | November 12, 2018
Claiming it was operating out of an “abundance of caution” Southern California Edison submitted an electrical safety report to state regulators telling there was an outage at one of it substations in the San Fernando Valley about two minutes before the Woolsey fire ignited in Ventura Cou...
Dogs, Cats and Critters, Oh My! Terror Time From Disastrous Woolsey Fire | My News LA
My News LA | November 12, 2018
Animal rescuers continue their scramble to find shelter and care for thousands of small pets and large animals displaced by the Woolsey Fire that has burned 91,572 acres, destroyed at least 370 structures and forced the evacuation of more than 265,000 people in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Evac...
How an Ambitious Group of L.A. Veterans Transformed a Hollywood Landmark | LAWeekly
LAWeekly | November 12, 2018
American Legion Post 43, housed in a beautiful and ostentatious Egyptian Moroccan revival building on Highland Avenue a stone’s throw from the venerable Hollywood Bowl, had grown decidedly stale and woefully analog in recent years. But with a new generation of combat veterans coming into the fold,...
UC Berkeley law school confronts the racist legacy behind its famed Boalt Hall | Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times | November 12, 2018
For more than a century, UC Berkeley's elite law school has been closely tied to the name of the building that houses it, Boalt Hall. Law school alumni have affectionately referred to themselves as “Boalties.” The Boalt name has been attached to more than 120 organizations, public forums and pos...
Terrifying tales of survival in Paradise, and horror for those who didn't make it out of the Camp fire | Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times | November 12, 2018
When the Camp fire swept into this community Thursday, Shane Bender watched as the air filled with acrid smoke and glowing embers rained down on the rooftops of nearby houses. Within minutes, dozens of men, women and children — some of them screaming and crying — were streaming down a two-lane.....
With or without criminal records, some immigrants spend many years in detention | Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times | November 12, 2018
In 2003, Kenyan immigrant Sylvester Owino was convicted of second-degree robbery in San Diego. He finished a more than two-year prison sentence and was transferred to the Otay Mesa Detention Center as Immigration and Customs Enforcement began removal proceedings against him. Owino applied for asylum...
Douglas Rain, who supplied HAL's voice in '2001: A Space Odyssey,' dies at 90 | Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times | November 12, 2018
Douglas Rain, a Canadian actor who played some of Shakespeare’s most intriguing characters onstage but perhaps is best known for the creepily calm voice of the rogue computer HAL in Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey,” has died. He was 90. The Stratford Festival says Rain died Sunday o...
Camp fire's death toll mounts in Paradise as the search for victims continues | Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times | November 12, 2018
The death toll from the Camp fire raging in Butte County rose to 29 on Sunday as authorities continued their search for victims amid the ruins of the Sierra foothills town of Paradise. Five additional victims were found in their homes, said Butte County Sheriff-Coroner Kory Honea. Another was found....
Comic-book legend Stan Lee, co-creator of Spider-Man and Marvel heroes, dies at 95 | Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times | November 12, 2018
Stan Lee, who helped create Spider-Man and other comic book superheroes that transformed the industry and raked in billions at movie box offices, has died. He was 95. The Associated Press reports that Lee died Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to Kirk Schenck, an attorn...
From atop Point Dume, a former Marine with binoculars, a radio and American flag tracks fires | Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times | November 12, 2018
When the Woolsey fire raced into Malibu, it took down phone and power lines as well as cellular equipment, making communication all the more challenging during the crisis. So Robert Spangle decided to help out with something decidedly low-tech. The 29-year-old Marine-turned-photographer climbed...
900 Chickens Perish at Beloved Kaliko Farms in Malibu | LAWeekly
LAWeekly | November 12, 2018
Kaliko Orian has seen her share of hurdles in the egg business, which can be unexpectedly brutal at times. But nothing prepared the mother hen of the popular Kaliko Farms for the devastation she endured on Friday.
Life Is a White Knuckle Ride With Wank | LAWeekly
LAWeekly | November 12, 2018
For a Brit such as this writer, the childish giggles that a band named Wank inspire are unparalleled. The word, Anglo-slang for jerking off, resonates a little less on this side of the Atlantic, but that mild masturbation mystery has helped make these Costa Mesa–based punks alluring since they for...
My News LA | November 12, 2018
Jared Goff threw for 318 yards and two touchdowns as the Los Angeles Rams rebounded from their first loss of 2018 with a 36-31 victory over the Seattle Seahawks Sunday. The Rams took the lead for good on Goff’s 10-yard touchdown pass to tight end Tyler Higbee on the first play of the fourth qu...
My News LA | November 12, 2018
Four Southern California World War II veterans received France’s highest honor Sunday at a ceremony at the Los Angeles National Cemetery in Westwood commemorating the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I. Christophe Lemoine, consul general of France in Los Angeles, present...
My News LA | November 12, 2018
In observance of Veterans Day, free tickets will be offered Monday to all U.S. veterans, active-duty service members and their spouses to see the film “First Man” at more than 60 Cinemark theaters nationwide. Veterans and service members with a valid, government-issued VA or military ID ...
My News LA | November 12, 2018
A man found shot to death in the unincorporated area of Valinda in Los Angeles County was publicly identified Monday. Jose Alcaraz, 32, was a La Puente resident, coroner’s Lt. Larry Dietz said. Deputies responded at 1:15 am. Saturday to the intersection of Del Valley and Fairgrove avenues to i...
My News LA | November 12, 2018
Two water districts operating within the Woolsey Fire evacuation area have issued boil water notices to their customers. The advisories have been issued to Point Dume and Encinal Canyon by Los Angeles County Waterworks District No. 29 and to the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District’s service ...
My News LA | November 12, 2018
Leaders of the California Faculty Association Monday said they will be at upcoming committee meetings of the California State University Board of Trustees to speak out against its recent approval of executive pay raises. CFA leaders said they intend to address the Finance Committee on Tuesday about ...
My News LA | November 12, 2018
Firefighters contained a two-alarm fire that ignited in a junk yard in Riverside Monday that sent dark plumes of heavy smoke into the air and prompted police to advise nearby businesses to evacuate. The fire was reported at about 10:20 a.m. west of Spruce Street and Chicago Avenue, in the Hunter Ind...
My News LA | November 12, 2018
Santa Ana winds are forecast to pick up Monday and continue into Wednesday as firefighters battling the deadly Woolsey Fire in Los Angeles and Ventura counties work to hold back the flames. At last word from Cal Fire, at least 370 structures were destroyed and the total number of structures threaten...
My News LA | November 12, 2018
Officers shot and killed a man who allegedly fired a gun at them while holed up in the bathroom of a Hemet apartment, police said Monday. It began when a patrol officer attempted to pull over a vehicle at 9 a.m. Saturday in the 200 block of South Yale Street, Hemet Police Lt. Jeff Davis […]
My News LA | November 12, 2018
A 37-year-old man from Pomona who allegedly stole a semitractor-trailer, rammed a security guard with it and then led police on a pursuit, was shot in the leg and apprehended by officers Monday, a police sergeant said. The suspect’s name was being withheld pending an investigation by the River...
My News LA | November 12, 2018
The votes are in and the people have spoken at the annual People’s Choice Awards at Santa Monica’s Barker Hangar, which honors popular movies, TV shows, reality stars and other media. The awards show aired Sunday night on E! and honored 43 different categories. Here is the complete list ...
My News LA | November 12, 2018
The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles announced Monday that it is awarding $200,000 in emergency grants to four initiatives in response to the attack at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue. The grants to the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ Victims of Terror Fund, the J...
My News LA | November 12, 2018
Stan Lee, the co-founder of Marvel Comics and the man behind Marvel superheroes such as Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man and Black Panther, died Monday morning after being rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center from his Hollywood Hills home. He was 95. Lee’s death was first reported by ...
My News LA | November 12, 2018
Santa Ana winds are forecast to pick up more Monday than Sunday and may continue into Wednesday as firefighters battling the deadly Woolsey Fire in Los Angeles and Ventura counties work to hold the blaze within cleared containment lines and officials worry that unburned areas continue to pose potent...
My News LA | November 12, 2018
Metro Division officers patrolling the Harbor Gateway area shot and wounded two suspects in a confrontation after hearing shots fired and a female victim of the suspects turned up at a hospital for treatment of her wound, authorities said Monday. The Metro officers were on patrol at 10:25 p.m. Sunda...
My News LA | November 12, 2018
A boy fleeing from a California Highway Patrol officer crashed into a palm tree at a Palmdale gas station and died, authorities said Monday. The crash was reported at 10 p.m. Sunday at Palmdale Boulevard and Division Street, but the pursuit started a short time earlier, CHP Officer Tony Polizzi said...
My News LA | November 12, 2018
Government offices, courts, schools and colleges, libraries, banks and post offices will be closed Monday for the observed Veterans Day holiday, and there will be no mail delivery. In most cases, trash collection will operate on regular schedules. Buses and subway services and Metrolink trains in Lo...
Los Angeles Downtown News | November 12, 2018
(BPT) - Ongoing home maintenance is important to keep the home efficient and safe; however, it can be easy to forget or put off important household tasks. As we prepare for winter, now is the perfect time to conduct key…
From Malibu to Oak Park, wildfire devastation comes into focus | Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times | November 11, 2018
Perilous winds were poised to roar back early Sunday, threatening to fan wildfires that have claimed two lives, scorched 83,000 acres and forced a quarter-million people to evacuate their homes across Ventura and Los Angeles counties. A lull in the winds Saturday gave firefighters a chance to stamp....
A surreal Saturday on Pacific Coast Highway as fire transforms Malibu's beaches | Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times | November 11, 2018
At sunset Saturday, the waves crashed against the rocks at Point Mugu State Park, just like always. But no one was there to watch it happen. The popular overlook that sits at the northern end of a scenic stretch of California’s Pacific Coast Highway is usually a magnet for sightseers seeking a...
GOP Rep. Rohrabacher loses and Republicans' 'bad year' just got worse | Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times | November 11, 2018
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher has lost the congressional seat he held for 30 years in one of the most conservative stretches of Orange County, a stunning defeat for the GOP as other Republicans’ early leads receded in the latest ballot counts, putting the party in fear of losing all six tightly contested....
One California calamity after another, and yet we always endure | Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times | November 11, 2018
We have no hurricanes, cyclones or statewide freezes in California. Everything else, we have. Earthquakes, yes. Torrential downpours, yes. Mudslides, yes. Extended droughts, yes. A president who kicks us when we’re down, yes. All that, as well as mass shootings and wind-whipped killer firestorms.....
Some neighbors fled, others stayed to fight as fire swept through Bell Canyon | Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times | November 11, 2018
It was early Friday morning, the sun was just coming up in the Simi Hills and 60-year-old Bell Canyon resident Laurita Gallagher was screaming to her family that it was time to leave. Gallagher and her husband had woken up every two hours to check the Woolsey fire’s progress. Her son, Payson, 24,....
Los Angeles Times | November 11, 2018
Two days after walls of flames devoured the entire Sierra foothills town of Paradise in minutes, three firefighters set about surveying the damage Saturday so they could report back to evacuees they’d grown up with on what they’d seen. Capt. Alejandro Saise, firefighter A.J. Mount and engineer.....
My News LA | November 11, 2018
The Orange County coroner’s office identified Saturday two men fatally injured in separate motorcycle crashes on the San Diego (405) Freeway in Irvine. The crashes happened starting at 7:22 a.m. on Nov. 2, according to the California Highway Patrol and the coroner’s office. The first col...
My News LA | November 11, 2018
A disastrous 70,000-acre brush fire, pushed by strong Santa Ana winds, was five percent contained Saturday as it burned onto the Pepperdine University campus in Malibu during its destructive march through Los Angeles and Ventura counties toward the sea. Meanwhile, law enforcement and fire officials ...
My News LA | November 11, 2018
The disastrous wind-fueled Woolsey Fire was five percent contained Saturday evening as it burned onto the Pepperdine University campus in Malibu during its destructive march through Los Angeles and Ventura counties towards the sea. Cal Fire, now the lead agency fighting the massive blaze, issued new...
My News LA | November 11, 2018
Firefighters battling the deadly Woolsey Fire in Los Angeles and Ventura counties are Sunday preparing for a return of dangerous Santa Ana winds that could drive the flames further as they work to save lives and homes and contain flames within lines of cleared vegetation. As of about 8:30 p.m Saturd...
My News LA | November 11, 2018
Bells will be rung at 11 a.m. Sunday throughout Southern California and the rest of the nation to mark the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I. “Bells of Peace: A World War One Remembrance” is a program of the World War One Centennial Commission to honor the America...