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Grand Napa Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2017, California It's time for a good #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a great one from Napa Valley. Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim. Fruity nose with blackberries, black plums, black cherries, cedar, vanilla, licorice, chocolates, tobacco, light vegetables, dark coffee, spices and black pepper.

20 great breakfast burritos everyone in Los Angeles must try Here now is a collection of must-try breakfast burritos in Los Angeles. Removed: Pepe's Finest, Yarrow Cafe, Wake and Late, Loaded Cafe Restaurants. Added: La Azteca, Burrito Bomba, The Rooster, Lowkey Burrito.

Watch a very tall Sen. Scott Wiener ride a very small Zamboni at San Francisco's Civic Center rink California State Senator Scott Wiener took a break from his usual political duties on Thursday to clear the ice on a mini Zamboni-like ice resurfacer at San Francisco's Civic Center rink. Sen. Wiener posted a video of his whirl around the ice and the footage of a very tall man on a very small machine is making many on Twitter smile.

Viral Video Shows Anarchy at Far-Right Meetup Inside an LA-Area Denny's A newly viral video is making the rounds on Twitter today, showing two different pro-Trump groups squaring off at a Los Angeles area Denny's.

Man fatally shot in West Oakland Sunday identified OAKLAND - A Richmond man fatally shot in West Oakland Sunday evening was identified by police Friday as Edwin Guerrero, 24. Police so far have not released a motive for the killing or why they believe he was in Oakland. No arrests have been made. Guerrero was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds about 4:59 p.m.

Chargers cornerback Michael Davis suspended 2 games - Los Angeles Chargers cornerback Michael Davis has been suspended two games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. The Chargers are on their bye this week. The suspension will cover road games against Denver and Jacksonville.

The Latest Alaska AG tweets about check lawsuit deleted JUNEAU, Alaska - The Latest on a lawsuit over a denied oil-wealth check in Alaska :. Tweets from Alaska's attorney general related to a woman's lawsuit over eligibility for a check from the state's oil-wealth fund have been deleted.

Mother, 2 children die following Arkansas house fire - Authorities in Arkansas say a 30-year-old woman and two of her children have died following a house fire earlier this week. Fort Smith police spokesman Aric Mitchell says Whitney Kaub died early Friday from injuries suffered in the Tuesday morning fire in Fort Smith, about 125 miles northwest of Little Rock.

Detroit plays UC Irvine Ed Clark High School, Las Vegas; Sunday, 3 p.m. BOTTOM LINE: UC Irvine and Detroit look to bounce back from losses. UC Irvine came up short in a 59-58 game at TCU on Thursday. Detroit lost 76-49 to Wyoming on Tuesday. TEAM LEADERSHIP: The explosive Antoine Davis has averaged 21.7 points, 4.3 assists and three steals to lead the way for the Titans.

WWE Survivor Series 2019: NXT Joins Raw, SmackDown At One Of WWE's Biggest Events The card for WWE's Survivor Series 2019 remains somewhat in flux, though headliners across NXT, Raw and SmackDown are scheduled to clash in Sundays's pay-per-view.

Man shot in West Oakland The man, believed to be in his 20s, was transported to a hospital but information about his condition was not immediately released. The shooting was reported about 12:19 p.m. Friday in the 1100 block of 34th Street. The wounded man was able to run to a friend's home in the 1000 block of 28th Street where police were called.

US officials Don't eat romaine grown in Salinas, California Health officials are telling people to avoid romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, California, as they investigate a food poisoning outbreak. They also say not to eat the leafy green if the label doesn't say where it was grown. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating an E.

Browns' Jarvis Landry Garrett inquiry by league unfair BEREA, Ohio - Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry called the NFL for two penalties - false start and illegal procedure in its handling of Myles Garrett's suspension. "It was not fair to Myles," Landry said.

California boosts pot taxes, shocking unsteady industry LOS ANGELES - California is increasing its business tax rates on legal marijuana, shocking struggling companies that have been pleading with the state to do just the opposite. Hefty marijuana taxes that can approach 50 percent in some communities have been blamed for pushing shoppers into California's tax-free illegal market, which is thriving.

Lawsuit challenges Medicaid work requirements in Michigan - Recipients of Michigan's Medicaid expansion program have filed a lawsuit challenging new work requirements that take effect in January. The suit was filed Friday in federal court in Washington, D.C.

Chargers Suspend CB Michael Davis For Two Games For 'Significant' Drug Policy Violation LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Chargers have suspended cornerback Michael Davis for two games for violating the NFL's drug policy. Davis, 24, has been suspended without pay, according to reports. He will eligible to return following the Chargers' Week 14 matchup against the Jaguars.

California, Stanford limping into 122nd Big Game - The 122nd Big Game between rivals Stanford and California will likely be a battle of attrition. The Cardinal and Golden Bears have been depleted by injuries this season, to the point that it's probable both teams will start their backup quarterbacks Saturday.

Boy Scouts mortgage vast New Mexico ranch as collateral One of the most spectacular properties owned by the Boy Scouts of America is being been mortgaged to help secure the youth organization's line of credit. The Boy Scouts say there is no plan to sell the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico.

The Latest Sandusky resentenced to same prison term - The Latest on the resentencing of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky :. Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has been given the same penalty at his resentencing as before: 30 to 60 years in prison.

For data brokers, California and Vermont are only the beginning…. Washington's focus on data brokers is blurry… Congress has been distracted recently with the question of whether or not to impeach and eventually remove the President from office.

Oklahoma police lieutenant indicted on murder charge OKLAHOMA CITY - An Oklahoma grand jury has indicted a police lieutenant on a second-degree murder charge, alleging he wasn't justified in firing about 60 shots at a road-rage suspect. The grand jury found 40-year-old John Mitchell engaged in "imminently dangerous conduct" when he fatally shot 34-year-old Micheal Ann Godsey.

Boy, 13, Arrested For Planning Mass Shooting At South LA School; AR-15, Ammo Seized County Sheriff's deputies arrested the boy after conducting a raid at his home, where they seized an AR-15 rifle with a high-capacity magazine, about 100 rounds of ammunition, a drawing with a layout of the school and a list of intended victims.

UEFA fines Copenhagen for burning Smurf fan banner at Malmö NYON, Switzerland - UEFA has fined Copenhagen 70,000 euros for incidents at a Europa League game against Malmö, including a fan banner of a burning Smurf cartoon character. UEFA says its disciplinary panel judged charges of "illicit banner" and fireworks being lit at a 1-1 draw in Sweden in October.

Jerry Sandusky is resentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison, same as before, in Penn State child sex abuse case - Jerry Sandusky is resentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison, same as before, in Penn State child sex abuse case.

How Staying Became My New Leaving I've always found it easy to leave a place. This is an aspect of myself that I've never been able to find the source of. I spent my whole childhood living in the same house. My parents were supportive and involved in our community. I had friends, I took part in extra-curricular activities, and I loved being home with my cat and dog.

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Los Angeles sheriff says 13-year-old boy arrested for threatening to shoot fellow students and teachers at his school MyMotherLode.com - The Mother Lode's Local News, Sports, Weather, Movies, Classifieds, Yellow Pages, Real Estate LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles sheriff says 13-year-old boy arrested for threatening to shoot fellow students and teachers at his school.

AP MVP is not just for QBs and is far from decided During its Monday night telecast from Mexico City, ESPN showed a graphic of contenders for the AP's NFL Most Valuable Player. Oops, folks, there were quite a few players missing from the graphic, which included only quarterbacks.

Asylum-seekers in Arizona to be bused to Texas, then Mexico PHOENIX - Asylum-seekers who cross the border through Arizona are now being bused by immigration authorities to Texas, where they can be sent to Mexico to await their U.S. immigration court hearings. The government said its highly criticized program known colloquially as Remain in Mexico is now in effect all across the Southwestern border.

No. 19 DePaul women make 16 3s, beat Arkansas State 109-64 CHICAGO - Jolene Daninger led six DePaul players in double figures with 16 points and the 19th-ranked Blue Demons beat Arkansas State 109-64 on Friday in the Maggie Dixon Classic. The Blue Demons made nine 3-pointers in the first quarter to take a 45-15 lead and had 10 3s and a 29-point advantage at the break.

Michigan halts sale of marijuana vape products, orders tests - Michigan has temporarily halted the sale of marijuana products intended for vaping so that they can be tested for a compound linked to lung illnesses. The Marijuana Regulatory Agency issued the emergency rules Friday.

Downtown's Quiet Clifton's Republic Plans Big New Bar Expansion Kevin Lee, the star bartender most recently at the Wolves in Downtown, has found a new gig after leaving the stylish bar back in early October. Lee recently landed as director of spirits for Andrew Meieran, whose network includes Clifton's Republic and The Edison.

1 dead after big rig tire loose on 5 freeway hits Tesla in San Clemente A call about the collision on the northbound side of the 5 freeway just south of Avenida Magdalena came in at about 8:53 a.m., according to the CHP incident log. The tire bounced over the center divider from the southbound side of the freeway over to northbound lanes and hit a red Tesla.

Laguna Woods volunteers bring hope to children, bridge club honors nonagenarians and more reasons to say 'Bravo!' Honors the accomplishments and achievements of Laguna Woods Village residents. If you know of a resident or group that deserves a shout out, email [email protected]

Authorities seek tips on gunman in Shelltown shooting that killed 49-Year-Old SAN DIEGO - Authorities Friday reached out to the public for help in identifying and locating the gunman responsible for fatally shooting a 49-year-old man and wounding a 56-year-old man on a Shelltown-area roadside last month. Officers responding to reports of gunfire around 1:30 a.m.

'Storytelling Is One Of The Fastest Ways To Shift Perception: Dr. Stacy Smith On Representation In Hollywood, #MeToo Movement The founder and director of the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative discusses the impact of the #MeToo Movement on representation in Hollywood.

Studio Savvy Salon Owner Launches Academy SAN DIEGO – Stylist Deena Von Yokes stopped by Good Morning San Diego to talk about her new salon academy. For more information on Von Savvy Academy click here. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, In Studio Guests.

Headed for retirement, Costa Mesa police chief files damage claim against city Sharpnack became chief in 2015, vowing to rebuild a department that had lost 39 officers over the prior two years, with many of them citing the city's "political environment" at the time.

Trump says Pompeo would easily win Senate seat in Kansas WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump appeared to open the door on Friday for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to run for an open Senate seat in his home state of Kansas.

Nia Wilson's accused BART killer pleads not guilty by insanity; case on fast track John Cowell, the man accused of killing Nia Wilson on a BART platform in July 2018, plead not guilty by reason of insanity Friday.

Week 148: Trump Hates California. James Inhofe Hates California. So They Both Love Andrew Wheeler. Atrazine is a dangerous environmental contaminant, especially for amphibians. Male frogs exposed to even moderate levels of atrazine have reduced testosterone, reduced sperm counts, and even eggs inside their testes.

On the Issues California Vehicle Emission Regulations, Global Air Quality Concerns, and More Connecting this week's environmental and energy news to RFF's economic research.

Disneyland's new souvenir sipper is cute and 'Frozen'-themed Whether you're a fan of the movie "Frozen" or just like reindeer, check out this cute new Sven sipper you can get for a limited time, starting today, Nov. 22, for the holiday season. It costs $17.99, and was available at this writing at Red Rose Taverne and Maurice's Treats at Disneyland and the Hyperion Cart at Disney California Adventure.

Three bars to try this weekend in Los Angeles Dave Beran's new Parisian-inspired dinner spot might be the best new French restaurant on the Westside, but the bar is a great place to pop in for cocktails and small bites. The bright space feels more cheerful and energetic unlike other restaurant bars that tend to have the same level of dimness as a dive.

Devils Postpile Loop & Minaret Falls Last time we visited Mammoth Lakes, we decided to check out Devils Postpile National Monument. The Devils Postpile formation is a geologic wonder and as you know, I love cool rocks. You will have options to extend the Devils Postpile Loop hike by adding Rainbow Falls and/or Minaret Falls.

Five restaurants to try this weekend in Los Angeles Every Friday our editors compile a trusty list of recommendations to answer the most pressing of questions: "Where should I eat?" Here now are five places to check out this weekend in Los Angeles. And if you need some ideas on where to drink, check out the weekend bar guide.

'American Idol' contestant caught with nearly 2 pounds of fentanyl sentenced to prison - Former 'American Idol' contestant Antonella Barba has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for carrying nearly 2 pounds of fentanyl. Federal authorities in Virginia said Thursday that the 32-year-old New Jersey woman got three years and nine months in federal prison.

LA school shooting threat leads to arrest, seizure of AR-15, ammo, hit list - campus name not yet released LOS ANGELES - Sheriff's deputies responding to a report of "a student who threatened to shoot other students and staff" at a Southland school arrested a suspect who was allegedly found with an unregistered assault rifle, ammunition, body armor and list of intended victims, officials said Friday.

Busalacchi Family "First Responder Fridays" series begins SAN DIEGO - On Friday, Nov. 22, the Busalacchi Family will be kicking off First Responder Friday, a new series in San Diego put on by First Fold Inc., honoring local Military, Police, EMT, Firefighter, and other first responder families that have lost a loved one, and we thought it may be a fit for an in-studio segment next week.

Tesla's Cybertruck: A niche ride unlike anything else? But even so, there is no shortage of opinions about the Tesla Cybertruck and what kind of effect it may have on the electric carmaker's business and on the purchasing decisions of American truck buyers.

Erick Tyler and The Vibe perform live! SAN DIEGO – Local band Erick Tyler and The Vibe performed live on Good Morning San Diego! To learn more about the band, visit www.ErickTylerAndTheVibe.com. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, In Studio Guests.

California ditched coal-is gas next? Every day, millions of Californians burn a planet-warming fossil fuel to cook dinner, stay warm or take a hot shower. Persuading people to stop using that fuel, natural gas, is shaping up to be the next act in California's war on climate change.

San Diego History Center to host Annual Giving campaign SAN DIEGO - The San Diego History Center is kicking off its Annual Giving campaign on December 3rd with the Thank You Celebration! The center's event will be held at the museum in Balboa Park from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. The public is welcome to attend but must register on the center's website.

Tesla breaks the mold - and a couple of windows - with electric pickup truck debut The much-hyped unveiling of Tesla's electric pickup truck went off script Thursday night when supposedly unbreakable window glass shattered twice when hit with a large metal ball.

San Diego Rescue Mission's annual Thanksgiving Meal SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Rescue Mission will hold their Thanksgiving meal on Saturday, November 23, 2019, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. More than 1,000 homeless individuals will receive a traditional turkey dinner with all of the fixings.

Texas vs. California odds, spread: 2019 college basketball picks, predictions from proven computer model 22 Texas Longhorns will take on the California Golden Bears at 5 p.m. ET on Friday at Madison Square Garden. It's the third-place game of the 2019 2K Empire Classic after both teams suffered losses in the opening round.

Olympians demand Justice Department release report on FBI in Nassar case Parents said they repeatedly offered FBI agents emails, texts and other materials that pointed to an alleged cover up by USA Gymnastics only to be informed by agents that their only focus was Nassar.

The inaugural Wonderfront Music & Arts Festival begins to rock the San Diego waterfront SAN DIEGO - The inaugural Wonderfront Music and Arts Festival will rock the San Diego waterfront, and before crowds can descend on the scenic locale, here's everything you need to know about getting around downtown.

CBSLA The Rundown: 11/22 8am 5 Injured In Koreatown Crash That Left Car Wrapped Around Light Pole: Five people injured, two critically, in a two-vehicle crash in Koreatown Friday morning.

FBI lawyer suspected of altering Russia probe document WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Friday touted news reports that a former FBI lawyer is suspected of altering a document related to surveillance of a former Trump campaign adviser in 2016.

American Teen Arrested For Using Remote-Controlled Toy Vehicle To Smuggle Meth Across Mexico Border The boy was allegedly smuggling 55 pounds of meth across the border, which were in rounded, wrapped bricks and held in two black duffel bags. The drugs have an estimated street value of $106,096, according to the CBP.

Christmas tree lighting and stage show kick off holiday season at South Coast Plaza Organizers said the popular event is purposefully held outside of the mall and across the street at Town Center Park to keep the focus on "the family and community spirit of the season." And the evening was certainly spirited.

California high court tosses law aimed at forcing Trump to release tax returns to get on state primary ballot The new ruling comes on the heels of repeated losses by Trump in federal courts, where he tried to bar a Democratic-led House committee and the Manhattan, New York, district attorney's office from getting access to his tax returns.

1 dead in Santa Ana shooting that also kills victim's dog Police were searching for the victim's car, which may have been taken by the suspect or suspects after the shooting at about 2:30 a.m., Santa Ana police said. The victim, Adrian Real, was found dead by family members in a carport area of their home in the Waterstone Park Apartments complex at 2833 N.

Metro Takes Action After David Goldstein Investigation Of Stolen Bikes After our investigation showed that out of the 3,000 Metro Bikes in operation, 1,000 of them were stolen, the Metro Board is taking action!

Puppy dies after grooming service at California Petco, owner demands answers, action 5, Yao took Dali to the Petco location in Santa Clara, California to be groomed. "When I dropped off Dali, we met another dog and Dali just started chasing the dog," Yao told ABC7 News. "So, he was very active, healthy and hyper when I dropped off Dali." What should've been a routine wash, dry and nail trim, ultimately turned tragic.

Bells of Freedom's "The Big Thank You 2019" at Camp Pendleton SAN DIEGO – The Bells of Freedom’s “The Big Thank You” event is the perfect event and time to show appreciation to our young Marine and Navy families based at Camp Pendleton, California, Air Base Mira Mar and our Wounded Warriors at Balboa Hospital.

Yeastie Boys bagel truck marks four years with new rig and collaborations Plus, a new Hollywood club, Skid Row food vendors, and LBC’s Restauration makes its return.

California, here we come: How companies need to prepare for new digital privacy laws 1, 2020, California will roll out its own version of the GDPR, entitled the California Consumer Privacy Act. Any global business that exceeds $25 million in revenue online, which serves consumers in California, will need to comply with CCPA.

California marijuana taxes will increase New Year's Day After having avoided an increase in state taxes on legal marijuana, California officials changed course Thursday and announced MJ excise and cultivation taxes will go up effective Jan.

San Diego Sockers season opener Sunday evening SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Sockers open their 2019-20 Major Arena Soccer League schedule on Sunday evening when they host the California Express at 5:05p.m. It's the first of 12 home matches and 24 total matches during the regular season. Nine of the Sockers' 12 home matches this season will be on Sunday evenings.

Pets2Love: Chico To adopt Chico, call 388-4341 and ask for ID# A704996.

In a Private Facebook Group, California Police Brag About Breaking State Law to Help ICE Still, some police officers have recently boasted about breaking state law and collaborating with ICE agents, according to messages recently posted in a private Facebook group and obtained by The Appeal.

Cruise industry drives $2.5 billion into California economy Last year the ports generated nearly 2.2 million passenger visits and crew arrivals, or 8% of the nation's total. Those visits fueled an estimated $151 million in passenger and crew onshore spending, or about $70 per passenger visit and crew arrival, CLIA reported.

Laemmle Shutters Beverly Hills Music Hall After 45 Years "We began operating the theater in 1974 and have shown literally thousands of movies from all over the planet." President Greg Laemmle told the Los Angeles Times that the company does not expect to close any other theaters through at least the end of 2020.

College & NFL weekend preview with Lee "Hacksaw" Hamilton Lee “Hacksaw” Hamilton stopped by Good Morning San Diego for a look into this weekend’s football matchups! Categories: Good Morning San Diego, In Studio Guests, Sports.

Which Disneyland attractions have the most and least downtime? You'll be surprised Disneyland experienced an average downtime of 4% across all of the Anaheim theme park's attractions according to data collected from January through October by Touring Plans. Historically, Disneyland attractions and experiences have been available to guests more than 99% of the time, Disney officials said.

Facebook agrees to hand over documents in California privacy probe Under a joint stipulation filed in San Francisco Superior Court this week, the company agreed by Nov. 26 to respond to some of the document requests. It also agreed to a schedule to provide additional documents in December and January. For California's document requests that remain in dispute, a judge will hold a hearing Feb.

USOPC report finds USA Badminton in compliance with bylaws Olympic and Paralympic Committee began the formal process to strip USA Badminton of its national governing status, the USOPC has found no deficiencies with the Anaheim-based national governing body, according to USOPC documents obtained by the Orange County Register.

How Santa Monica Established Order From Scooter Chaos During the pilot, city staff issued nearly 300 of its own citations, and impounded more than 1,200 devices for violations including "blocking access for people with disabilities, being parked in the street slow operator response time," the report states.

California's Stringent Vaccination Laws May Be Ineffective in Increasing Overall Student Vaccination Rates In 2016, California strengthened its vaccination laws with the goal of increasing rates of vaccination amongst children in the state. The new law prohibits parents from seeking personal and/or religious belief exemptions. Now, only medical exemptions are permitted.

Severe flooding in Republic of Congo displaces 50,000 people BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo - The Republic of Congo's government has declared a state of natural disaster in three territories after severe flooding displaced at least 50,000 people. The Council of Ministers said weeks of heavy rains in Likouala, La Cuvette and Plateaux territories have destroyed homes and infrastructure.

Boeing settles half of lawsuits tied to Indonesian crash CHICAGO - Boeing has settled about half of the lawsuits filed in federal court over the October 2018 crash of a 737 Max jet off the coast of Indonesia. A Boeing spokesman said Friday that the company has settled 63 cases tied to the crash of a plane flown by Indonesia's Lion Air.

Trump says Pompeo might run for open Senate seat in Kansas WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump appears to be opening the door for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to run for an open Senate seat in his home state of Kansas.

Looking for leaves? Go now - it's "peak color" week in the Bay Area This is "peak color" week, according to California's foliage report card of the San Francisco Bay Area's urban forests, where leaves are lit so brilliantly it looks like Project Runway for trees.

US stocks rise toward records, following global tide higher Stocks pushed upward in early trading Friday, following a global tide higher, as a week clouded by uncertainty about progress in U.S.-China trade talks comes to a close. Chinese President Xi Jinping told a visiting U.S. business delegation that Beijing is working to "try not to have a trade war" but will nevertheless fight back if necessary.

Backhoe used to rescue donkey from sinkhole in California A construction crew joined animal rescuers in California to help a trapped donkey escape from a sinkhole. The Riverside County Department of Animal Services said a crew from Temecula-based Inland Erosion Control Inc. was on the scene Thursday in the Reche Canyon area, north of Moreno Valley, before animal services personnel arrived.

5 Injured In Koreatown Crash That Left Car Wrapped Around Light Pole Firefighters responded at about 5 a.m. to the corner of Beverly Boulevard and Western Avenue and found two cars, one wrapped around a light pole, and several people trapped.

Ukraine Troubled, unwitting star of Trump impeachment drama KYIV, Ukraine - Ukraine seems destined to be tangled up in other people's problems. With four EU countries on one side and Russia on the other, this Texas-sized nation has been trapped in a tug-of-war between the Kremlin and the U.S.-led West ever since the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union led to independence.

Ethiopia says its 1st satellite will launch next month ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - Ethiopian officials say the country will launch its first ever satellite next month. It is the latest example of space ambitions by several African nations. The satellite was built in China and will be launched from a site there.

Advent calendars have exploded with gift-worthy options NEW YORK - The Advent, to some Christians, is the four Sundays before Christmas. More generally, the variation of the Latin word for "coming" marks the season to prepare for the holiday. Among rituals associated with the Advent is keeping an Advent calendar.

Commuter train hits RV in fiery collision near Los Angeles - An RV was hit by a commuter train and burst into flames along a track near Los Angeles. Authorities say the collision occurred shortly after 5:30 a.m. Friday at an intersection in an industrial area of Santa Fe Springs. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy James Nagao says all passengers on Metrolink's OC Line 681 were safely evacuated.

No Injuries After Metrolink Train Collides With Vehicle In Santa Fe Springs Service was expected to be shut down all day Friday between Norwalk and Buena Park. Passengers would instead have to be shuttled by Metro and OCTA buses. There was no word on the circumstance that lead up to the crash. Metrolink's O.C. Line runs between Union Station in downtown L.A.

German mayor resigns after far-right threats, intimidation BERLIN - The mayor of an eastern German town is resigning after receiving repeated threats from the far right. German news agency dpa reported Friday that Martina Angermann requested early retirement from her post as mayor of Arnsdorf, a town of about 5,000 near Dresden that made headlines in 2016 when four men tied a refugee to a tree.

San Jose: Man killed in three-car crash identified Lee Michael Martinez, Jr., 24, died in a crash that left another man in critical condition. CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the video on a mobile device. Firefighters and officers were called to the intersection of Alum Rock and Jackson avenues around 10:10 p.m.

Trump claims he's why China didn't crush Hong Kong protests WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump claims he's the reason China hasn't taken steps to crush pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. Trump says he asked his "friend" Chinese President Xi Jinping not to send in the military.

PHOTOS: California Mountains Hit With Snow CALIFORNIA - With the first winter storm of the season upon us, mountains across California are already being blanketed by snowfall. Snow has been reported in Green Valley and Running Springs at an elevation of 6,500 feet. The snow was falling at a rate of 1-inch per hour, according to National Weather Service San Diego.

Two killed in Highway 101 'violent' crash identified Santa Rosa resident Dominique Uribe, 22, and Petaluma resident Giovanni Broussard, 26, were killed in what appeared to be an overnight rollover crash, according to California Highway Patrol. At about 8:20 a.m.

South Africa's airline says deal reached to end strike JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's troubled state-owned airline says flights will resume as normal over the weekend after it reached a deal with unions to end a week-long strike. South African Airways on Friday says it reached an agreement with the South African Cabin Crew Association and the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa.

UCLA’s Kirk Walker named head coach of California Commotion The out assistant coach of the reigning NCAA champion UCLA Bruins will stay on at the university as he takes the reins of the newest National Pro Fastpitch club.

Fourth rape trial of Northern California man delayed A fourth trial for a Ukiah man previously convicted of raping a minor has been pushed to early next year, the Mendocino County District Attorney's Office reported. In July, Zachary M. Barajas, 23, of Ukiah, was found guilty of one count of forcible rape of a minor, according to the office of DA David Eyster.

AP PHOTOS France's night-time campaign for justice PARIS - In Paris and in cities across France, the signs are everywhere. "Complaints ignored, women killed" and "She leaves him, he kills her," they read, in black block letters pasted onto stately municipal buildings.

12 arrested, 920 pounds of marijuana found in Northern California drug trafficking raid CHICO - The Special Enforcement Unit of the Butte County Sheriff's Office made 12 arrests Monday after discovering $164,200 found stashed in a vehicle during a traffic stop on Nov. The traffic stop spurred a search warrant on properties along Bonnie Meadow Lane in Brush Creek, said a press release issued Thursday by the Sheriff's Office.

Celebrities are deep into liquor, wine with their own brands NEW YORK - From Kate Hudson's new vodka to Dylan Sprouse's Brooklyn-made mead, celebrities with their own brands of spirits and wines can make drink-loving fans happy at the holidays. You can find other pillars of culture with bottles, including TV shows and the high-brow auction house Sotheby's.

Korean man sentenced in East Bay for $60 million scam OAKLAND - A Korean man who took part in a $60 million foreign-exchange trading scam based in California has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison. The U.S. attorney's office Thursday announced that Jin K. Chung of Seoul was sentenced in Oakland after pleading guilty to money laundering.

South Bay group is wired in to get more women elected Unlike other political groups that also aim to increase the number of women in office, WIRE is nonpartisan-meaning it will assist women of any or no party affiliation with their campaigns-and the organization doesn't offer any official endorsements.

Sonora High Football Heading To Face Top Seed Escalon Coming off a convincing 56-19 win against Golden Sierra High last Friday evening, the Sonora High football team will travel to Escalon High School to face the Cougars in the third round of the CIF Sac Joaquin Section Division VI semifinals this evening.

Iraqi officials 3 protesters killed, 25 wounded in Baghdad amid ongoing clashes near strategic bridge MyMotherLode.com - The Mother Lode's Local News, Sports, Weather, Movies, Classifieds, Yellow Pages, Real Estate BAGHDAD - Iraqi officials: 3 protesters killed, 25 wounded in Baghdad amid ongoing clashes near strategic bridge.

Deer with snout stuck in Halloween bucket is rescued - Animal control officers in New York came to the aid of a deer that had a plastic Halloween bucket stuck to its snout. TV station WABC reports that that the yearling deer was spotted in Putnam Valley northeast of New York City with its snout in a pumpkin-shaped bucket.

Sonora High Girls Water Polo Advances To Regional Championship Sonora, CA - The Sonora High Wildcats girls water polo team is moving onto the Regional Championship in the CIF NorCal Division III playoffs. Last night the Wildcats defeated El Capitan in the Regional Semifinals at Sonora High School by a score of 13-8.

Manhunt In Santa Ana After Man Found Fatally Shot In Apartment Carport Police were called at about 2:30 a.m. to Waterstone Park, 2833 N. Bristol Saint They found a 20-year-old man with a fatal gunshot wound inside the gated apartment complex. There was no description available of the suspect, but the gunman may have taken the victim's car.

Salesforce Tower: Views from inside San Francisco's tallest building Our photos show what it’s like inside, plus the views of the city it offers.

Opinion: Primary factor creating wildfire risk is land use Until they do - and then take action to do something about it - wildfire history will continue to tragically repeat itself. Research has made clear that the greatest risk of losing a home to fire comes from land use decisions that disperse development across the Wildand-Urban Interface, the so-called "WUI".

Serbian police say no one injured in high school shooting BELGRADE, Serbia - Police say a man broke into a high school in central Serbia and opened fire with an automatic weapon. No one was injured. A police statement says they arrested a man Friday in the town of Velika Plana. The man, in his mid-40s, fired twice into the ceiling before one of the teachers subdued him.

Feinstein: My Concerns With Trump's Ninth Circuit Nominees Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein highlighted concerns yesterday with Patrick Bumatay and Lawrence VanDyke, President Trump's nominees to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Feinstein was Friday's KVML "Newsmaker of the Day".

Trump doubles down on debunked Ukraine conspiracy theory Trump's July 25 call with Ukraine's president is at the center of the House impeachment probe, which is looking into Trump's pressure on Ukraine to investigate political rivals as he held back nearly $400 million. Trump said, "There was no quid pro quo," contradicting testimony by impeachment witnesses.

Planned fire station and training center for East Bay facing $15 million shortfall HAYWARD - The city could be facing more than a $15 million shortfall as it looks to pay for a new fire station and firefighter training center at the Hayward Executive Airport. Construction of the facility, a partnership with the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District, is estimated to cost $57 million, according to city officials.

Building a Better Bonfire in Berkeley Tonight, they will unveil the result of that collaboration: A tiered, 14-foot-tall steel and aluminum structure that can be assembled each year by students, as tradition dictates. The flames will shoot from liquefied petroleum gas columns installed by Mr.

Southern California home sales jump for second month, prices rise nearly 2% Southern California home prices rose slightly in October, while sales jumped, the latest indication of a warming housing market. The six-county region's median price climbed 1.9% from a year earlier to reach $535,000 last month, according to CoreLogic data provided by DQNews.

Take 3: From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler Review When Crystal, from In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood, invited me to join her Third Annual Lauren Bacall Blogathon, I was aware of who Lauren is as an actress. In fact, I reviewed The Big Sleep for a blog follower dedication review back in August.

Fantasy Football Start And Sit Week 12: D.K. Metcalf A Prime WR Option Against Struggling Eagles Pass Defense The Ole Miss product has been a top-20 receiving option in fantasy this year based on total fantasy points for the season and a top-35 option in fantasy points per game. He is going up against an Eagles defense that has given up the fifth-most points in the league to wide receivers in fantasy this season.

Driver Killed In Fiery Crash Into Tree Near UC Irvine The crash happened at about 1:45 a.m. in the intersection of Harvard Avenue and University Drive, not far from UCI. Firefighters and police officers responding to the crash found the car on fire. The driver of the car was declared dead at the scene.

Toyota Slouches Toward Trump Autocracy In California Clean Car Fight Toyota could have accepted California's clean car comprise. But Toyota and Trump have plenty of natural affinities.

Stolen California bulldog found 3 years later in Florida A bulldog was reunited with her owner in California more than three years after she was stolen. Maggie, the bulldog, was found more than 2,800 miles away in Sarasota, Florida. Police officers found Maggie when they were looking for two suspects in a recent string of burglaries.

Review: "Across a Broken Shore" by Amy Trueblood Title: Across a Broken ShoreAuthor: Amy TruebloodPublication Date: November 5, 2019Publisher: FluxRating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐Get it: IndieBound - Book Depository - Barnes and Noble - Books-a-Million - Amazon - Apple Books. ARC provided by the publisher through NetGalley.

California's new renters' protection act reflects tenants' power While it provides considerable protections by placing caps on rent and requiring that evictions be legally justified, these measures will last for only the next decade. To enforce these protections, the bill requires tenants to sue their landlords for each new violation.

25-Year-Old Man Critically Injured In Pico-Union Hit-And-Run PICO-UNION - A 25-year-old man was in critical condition early Friday morning after being struck by a car in Pico-Union Thursday night, and police were searching for the driver. According to police, the felony hit-and-run accident happened on Olympic Boulevard between Grand View and Lake streets while the man was walking across the road.

US working with Taiwan to combat China election interference TAIPEI, Taiwan - The top U.S. representative in Taiwan says Washington is working with Taipei to combat efforts by Beijing to influence upcoming elections on the island. Brent Christensen told reporters Friday that the U.S.

Crossroads of the West: inside the last gun show in San Francisco In April of this year, the board of directors for the Cow Palace arena, the longtime venue of the gun show in Daly City, announced it would discontinue gun shows at the property. In their monthly meeting, the nine-person body voted to uphold the prohibition which will take effect on 1 January 2020.

Iraq officials 10th protester dead after overnight clashes BAGHDAD - Iraqi officials say the death toll has risen to 10 after overnight clashes between protesters and security forces in Baghdad. Security and medical officials said one protester died of his injuries Friday morning. He was wounded in bloody street clashes between Ahrar and Sinak bridges the previous night.

Cambodian leader sings praises of US after letter from Trump PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sun has signaled he would welcome better relations with the United States after a conciliatory letter from President Donald Trump and a meeting with Washington's new envoy. Hun Sen posted on his Facebook page a summary of the Nov.

Ex-South African leader files leave to appeal in graft case JOHANNESBURG - Former South African president Jacob Zuma has filed notice to appeal a court ruling that cleared the way for him to be prosecuted for corruption. Zuma's lawyers are arguing in Pietermaritzburg High Court on Friday to be granted leave to appeal.

European Central Bank chief asks governments to help growth FRANKFURT, Germany - The new president of the European Central Bank, Christine Lagarde, says better-targeted public spending would help support economic growth in the eurozone.

Anaheim To Pay Family $13M After Deadly Struggle Between Officers, Man ANAHEIM - Millions of dollars were awarded Thursday to the children of an Anaheim man who died after being restrained in a carotid hold by two officers back in 2016.

Thursday Sports in Brief CLEVELAND - Myles Garrett's indefinite suspension for smashing Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph over the head with a helmet was upheld by an appeals officer who decided the severe penalty on the Cleveland Browns star defensive end is fair.

It May Take a Month to Name California’s Winner on Super Tuesday California’s decision to move up its 2020 primary to early March will make the nation’s most populous state one of the most important in deciding the Democratic presidential candidate. But the winner may not be known for weeks.

South Korea says it will continue 2016 military intelligence-sharing pact with Japan in major policy reversal MyMotherLode.com - The Mother Lode's Local News, Sports, Weather, Movies, Classifieds, Yellow Pages, Real Estate SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea says it will continue 2016 military intelligence-sharing pact with Japan in major policy reversal.

AP Top 25 Podcast Tua's legacy and Alabama's CFP hopes Tua Tagovailoa changed Alabama football and became a star before he was even a starter. On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, ESPN playoff reporter Heather Dinich joins AP's Ralph Russo to discuss Tagovailoa's legacy and Alabama's present without him.

Letter: People think they can do whatever they want on BART I'm so tired of individuals violating BART policies. It's totally out of control. People think they can do whatever they want on the BART system. From fare evaders to eaters and drinkers plus the homeless. BART needs to uphold all policies for all individuals, and for the safety of all riders.

Swamphammer: Landanum Album Review Swamphammer are a Swamp Rock band from San Mateo, California, USA. The band consists of TBA very soon - Vocals, Stephen Lynch - Guitar, Jimmy Arceneaux - Guitar, Laura Scott - Bass and Cody Antill - Drums. So, when Swamphammer sent me their Landanum album through, I was thinking, Oh, OK, I know these guys.

Police Increase Patrols After Threat Against Charter Oaks High School In Covina COVINA - There will be an increased police presence at Charter Oak High School in Covina Friday in response to a possible threat. On Thursday evening, police were investigating a possible threat that indicated something would happen at the campus on Friday.

At Oakland Watch Party, Some Kamala Harris Skeptics Ask: 'Where Have You Been?' "She has been humbled by the struggle she's had on the national arena, because here she had nothing but success. But the rest of the country isn't our California bubble.

His White House Engulfed, Trump Keeps California in the Cross Hairs WASHINGTON - President Trump has never been one to dive into the details of policy, especially now, as an impeachment inquiry threatens to engulf his administration. In recent days, he has allowed his son-in-law to lead a major policy shift in the Middle East and has backed away from a high-profile promise to ban flavored e-cigarettes.

Flying Through Fire With a Notepad and a Prayer But when I heard that NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration would be working on a joint mission to better understand the composition and evolution of wildfire smoke - and that it involved flying a jet plane through wildfires - I immediately asked my editor if I could tag along on a flight.

Norwegians spot another Viking ship buried in the ground COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Norwegian officials say they have for a second time found the remains of what could be a Viking ship by using geo-radar techniques, adding it is likely more than 1,000 years old.

Golden State takes on Utah for conference matchup Golden State Warriors vs Utah Jazz. Salt Lake City; Friday, 9 p.m. Golden State heads to Utah for a Western Conference matchup. Utah finished 50-32 overall and 30-22 in Western Conference action in the 2018-19 season. The Jazz shot 46.8% from the field and 35.6% from 3-point range last season.

Exclusive: California Is Raising Its Taxes On Cannabis… Again Los Angeles, CA - The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration announced yesterday that it plans to raise taxes on the legal cannabis industry once again. This move is considered to be another blow to an industry that is currently facing an economic downturn in a depressed market.

The Newest D.I.Y. Kit: Make a Mechanical Watch From a young woman’s brainstorm comes a project that provides all the parts you need.

Israel braces for political fight after Netanyahu indictment JERUSALEM - The indictment of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to sharpen the battle lines in Israel's already deadlocked political system and could test the loyalty of his right-wing allies.

Lakers face the Thunder, look for 6th straight victory Los Angeles Lakers vs Oklahoma City Thunder. Oklahoma City; Friday, 8 p.m. Los Angeles comes into a matchup with Oklahoma City as winners of five consecutive games. Oklahoma City went 28-24 in Western Conference games and 27-14 at home during the 2018-19 season.

A man in New Zealand is found guilty of murdering 22-year-old British backpacker Grace Millane after a 3-week trial MyMotherLode.com - The Mother Lode's Local News, Sports, Weather, Movies, Classifieds, Yellow Pages, Real Estate WELLINGTON, New Zealand - A man in New Zealand is found guilty of murdering 22-year-old British backpacker Grace Millane after a 3-week trial.

Photo of the Day: 11/21/19 Here is today's featured photo. For the month of November I am featuring photos of California. Here is a really nice shot of a great mountain range east of scenic California Route 1! Date - November 1991.

Brooklyn hosts Sacramento for cross-conference matchup Sacramento Kings vs Brooklyn Nets. Brooklyn; Friday, 7 p.m. Brooklyn takes on Sacramento in out-of-conference action. Brooklyn finished 42-40 overall with a 23-18 record at home a season ago. The Nets averaged 6.6 steals, 4.1 blocks and 15.1 turnovers per game last season.

Bezos Fund Awards Whittier Nonprofit $5 Million To Help Homeless The Bezos Day One Families Fund awarded $98.5 million in grants to nonprofits nationwide tackling homelessness Thursday, with a Whittier-based organization receiving $5 million to assist its efforts on behalf of families experiencing homelessness.

Lebanon's leaders make joint appearance at military parade BEIRUT - Lebanon's top politicians are attending a military parade on the country's 76th Independence Day. They appeared together Friday for the first time since the government resigned amid nationwide protests. Lebanon's president, parliament speaker and resigned prime minister sat together under a canopy at the Defense Ministry.

Los Angeles plays Houston, aims for 6th straight home win Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Clippers. Los Angeles; Friday, 10 p.m. Los Angeles comes into a matchup against Houston as winners of five straight home games. Los Angeles finished 28-24 in Western Conference play and 26-15 at home during the 2018-19 season.

Pope's cousin takes star turn in Thailand as papal whisperer BANGKOK - She made him wait for her while she chatted with Thailand's king and queen. She chided him for only visiting Bangkok and not the "real Thailand." And she got a chuckle out of "Jorge" when she took her time translating his off-the-cuff Spanish for local priests and nuns to understand.

Bougainville vote could help create world's newest nation WELLINGTON, New Zealand - The Pacific people of Bougainville will on Saturday begin voting in a historic referendum to decide if they want to become the world's newest nation by gaining independence from Papua New Guinea.

California is poised to confront high proportions of underqualified teachers in low-income schools The state lacks comprehensive data, but the most recent report from the California Department of Education found that districts with the most low-income students had 25 percent more inexperienced and underqualified teachers and teachers with a temporary intern credential than districts with the lowest numbers of low-income children.

Man With Dementia Missing For 2 Weeks, Family Says CHP To Blame LOS ANGELES - Douglas James has been missing for two weeks, ever since he and his brother were pulled over by California Highway Patrol officers earlier this month. According to the family, 62-year-old Donald James was driving with his twin brother, Douglas, in the car when he was pulled over Nov.

Try, Try Again April 6, 2013 - Sonoma coast. November 21, 2019 - Silicon Valley. What struck me about this scene was the texture of the water below the creamy sky. It still strikes me. What struck me about the Sony RX100 was the notion of getting exhibition-sized prints out of a pocket camera.

Milpitas police arrest suspect in violent attempted robbery The suspect confronted the victim as she was leaving a business and punched her "without provocation," said Milpitas police Lt. John Torres in a news release Thursday. The punch caused the victim to fall to the ground. Torres said the suspect then tried to take the victim's wallet, but he couldn't wrest it from her grasp and ran from the scene.

Ex-athlete charged with 6 sex assaults awaits rape sentence - A former University of Delaware baseball player accused of sexually assaulting six women awaits sentencing for his rape conviction in the first case to go to trial. Sussex County Superior Court Judge Richard Stokes is scheduled to sentence 23-year-old Clay Conaway on Friday for the June 2018 rape of a woman he met online.

Saugus Strong: Group Selling Apparel To Raise Money For Victims Of School Shooting But in the aftermath of the shooting that killed two students, people are coming together to help the victims' families. "We're coming together," Jill Aubrey, a Saugus parent, said. "We're unifying." Aubrey is a mom on a mission.

Kings pick apart Oilers' top line 5-1 to stay hot at home LOS ANGELES - Tyler Toffoli had two goals and an assist to lead the Los Angeles Kings to a 5-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night. Jeff Carter added a goal and two assists for the the Kings, who have won five straight at home. Anze Kopitar and Michael Amadio also scored, Drew Doughty had three assists, and Jonathan Quick made 25 saves.

Parents Of Sick Baby Scammed On Craigslist Marc and Jo Anna Jones thought buying a home was the answer to a prayer to be closer to the Children's Hospital of Orange County. They would soon learn it was a craigslist scam.

Here's how much California agriculture is in a typical Thanksgiving dinner As we shop and prepare for Thanksgiving dinner, we can be grateful for California's massive agricultural output.

Imperial Beach residents concerned about rising housing costs SAN DIEGO - People in one South Bay community are coming together to protest the increasing lack of affordable housing. Seventy-percent of those living in Imperial Beach are renters. And they say the rent prices continue to go up.

Blue Buffalo food drop-off helps Helen Woodward Animal Center SAN DIEGO - Many animal welfare organizations struggle with limited funding that leads to food shortages. The coast to coast Blue Buffalo Food Drop-Off is hoping to lighten that burden. In honor of the milestone, Blue Buffalo doubled the amount of food donations benefiting Helen Woodward's Home for the Holidays program.

Howard, No. 13 Kentucky women beat Morehead St. 79-54 - Rhyne Howard hit five 3-pointers and finished with 24 points to lead four players scoring in double figures for No. 13 Kentucky as the Wildcats beat Morehead State 79-54 on Thursday night. Sabrina Haines had 14 points, Blair Green scored 12 and Tatyana Wyatt had 10 points and eight rebounds for Kentucky, which never trailed.

Sharks topple Golden Knights 2-1 in overtime LAS VEGAS - Logan Couture scored in overtime, Aaron Dell made 37 saves and the San Jose Sharks beat the Vegas Golden Knights 2-1 Thursday night. Timo Meier scored early in the second period for San Jose, and Brayden McNabb tied it midway through the third.

San Jose: Police surround home near Oak Grove High SAN JOSE - Officers have surrounded a home near Oak Grove High School in South San Jose. The apparent standoff started about 6 p.m. Thursday at a residence near Tradewinds Drive and Eagle Lane. Police declined to provide additional details.

AG Barr to unveil plan on missing, murdered Native Americans - Attorney General William Barr is announcing a national plan to address cases of missing and murdered indigenous people as concerns mount over the level of violence they face. Barr will make the announcement Friday about the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Initiative on the Flathead Reservation in Montana.

Sri Lankan leader appoints Cabinet, swears in brother as PM COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka's new president has appointed a 15-member interim Cabinet including his brother as prime minister. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who was elected last week, also said Friday he would call a parliamentary election as early as allowed.

Terry scores 21, has 10 boards in Stanford's win over Tribe - Freshman Tyrell Terry scored 21 points to go with 10 rebounds and Stanford opened its season with six straight victories for the first time in 11 years, beating William and Mary 81-50 Thursday night.

People Making A Difference: 7-Year-Old Raises More Than $34K For Pediatric Cancer Research Last summer, after seeing an advertisement, Lynden decided to cut her hair and donate it to Locks of Love - an organization that takes hair donations and makes wigs for children who have lost their hair due to illnesses like cancer. "She's just always had a really big heart," Amanda, Lynden's mother, said.

AP Top International News at 1203 a.m. EST US calls for Iran crackdown videos, internet slowly returns.

Thursday Walk at Work This afternoon I took a walk at work. I needed a little exercise after spending a lot of time in front of my computer monitor. The parking lot was full of fallen leaves as the trees have really been dropping them. The afternoon sun was throwing long shadows, but also lighting up the leaves in the trees.

AP PHOTOS Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. Popular discontent has been growing in Latin America, with protests in Chile, Bolivia, Haiti, Venezuela and now Colombia.

Upland's Justin Flowe considered California's top linebacker prospect in more than a decade He is the top linebacker recruit in the nation, per the 247Sports Composite rankings, and many believe he is the best Southern California linebacker prospect in more than a decade. "I've never coached an NFL player and if Justin is not one, I don't know who is.

No. 14 Arizona pulls away late to beat South Dakota St 71-64 - Josh Green scored 15 points, Nico Mannion added 14 and No. 14 Arizona pulled away in the final minutes to beat South Dakota State 71-64 on Thursday night. Arizona trailed for much of the first half and by three at halftime. The Wildcats finally pushed ahead 40-39 with 14:28 left when Green made a 15-foot jumper.

The Great American Smokeout is an effort to help people quit smoking SAN DIEGO - Today was the Great American Smokeout, a day that was designated by the American Cancer Society to help Americans take the first steps to quit smoking. It was an event created by the American Cancer Society urging smokers to give up their cigarettes for 24 hours as an initial step towards quitting.

Krzyzewski wins 217th game with Duke ranked No. 1 in romp NEW YORK - Mike Krzyzewski won his 217th game with Duke ranked No. 1, matching John Wooden for the career coaching record in the Blue Devils' 87-52 romp over California on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden. Krzyzewski is 217-34 when the Blue Devils hold the top spot, a mark they hit this week in The Associated Press poll.

Benn scores winner, Stars take 5th straight, 5-3 over Jets DALLAS - Jamie Benn backhanded a tiebreaking goal with 4:21 left and the rolling Dallas Stars beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-3 Thursday night after blowing a three-goal lead. Mattias Janmark returned from injury to score the first of three Dallas goals in the second period, all assisted by Corey Perry.

Journalist arrested in Vietnam for 'anti-state' activities HANOI, Vietnam - State media in Vietnam say a journalist has been arrested for "anti-state" activities. The official Vietnam News Agency said Pham Chi Dung was arrested Thursday on accusations of "producing, possessing and spreading anti-state information and documents." Dung, 53, is a former army officer and Communist Party member.

Judge temporarily halts 1st federal execution in more than 15 years as legal challenge continues MyMotherLode.com - The Mother Lode's Local News, Sports, Weather, Movies, Classifieds, Yellow Pages, Real Estate WASHINGTON - Judge temporarily halts 1st federal execution in more than 15 years as legal challenge continues.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily 3 Evening' game SACRAMENTO _ The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the California Lottery's "Daily 3 Evening" game were:. ¶ Ticket-holders with all three winning numbers in the order given win the top prize. Lesser amounts are also awarded to ticket-holders with other varying combinations of the winning numbers.

2 killed in 3-vehicle Westminster crash Officers responded a crash involving a dark colored sedan, white SUV and light-blue coupe along Beach Boulevard near Roosevelt Avenue at about 4:03 p.m., Westminster police Commander Alan Iwashita said. The female driver of the sedan died at the scene.

California restaurant group sues over Berkeley's natural gas ban - Berkeley's first-in-the-nation ban on natural gas in new construction may end up eroding the region's reputation for fine and creative dining, according to a California trade association suing the city on behalf of restaurants. In its lawsuit filed Thursday in U.S.

Mountain View: Missing girl found, reunited with family The 11-year-old had last been seen near downtown Caltrain station Thursday afternoon.

Moretti sparks No. 12 Texas Tech in 2nd half of 72-57 win LUBBOCK, Texas - Davide Moretti scored 13 of his 19 points after halftime, including all four of his 3-pointers, and No. 12 Texas Tech finally pulled away for a 72-57 win over Tennessee State on Thursday night. Freshmen Terrence Shannon Junior and Jahmi'us Ramsey each scored 13 points for the Red Raiders.

Late 3 lifts TCU over UC Irvine 59-58 for Dixon's 400th win FORT WORTH, Texas - RJ Nembhard hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 3.3 seconds left while scoring a career-high 20 points, lifting TCU to a 59-58 victory over UC Irvine on Thursday night.

California veterans will be able to adopt shelter animals for free California veterans will be able to adopted a pet from an animal shelter for free starting January 1st. Thousands of dogs, cats, turtles and more are brought into the Ventura County Animal Shelter every year. Come January 1st, all California shelters will offer free pet adoptions to Veterans.

Boris Pardo and the San Diego Sockers prepping for season opener San Diego Sockers goalkeeper Boris Pardo returned to KUSI on Thursday night to preview the team’s season opener! Categories: All Sports Report, Sports Tags: Boris Pardo, San Diego Sockers.

Antetokounmpo was triple-double, Bucks beat Trail Blazers MILWAUKEE - Giannis Antetokounmpo had his second triple-double of the season and the Milwaukee Bucks beat Carmelo Anthony and the short-handed Portland Trail Blazers 137-129 on Thursday night. Antetokounmpo had 24 points, 19 rebounds and a career-high 15 assists to lead the Bucks to their sixth straight victory.

The World Burns All Year. Are There Enough Planes to Douse the Flames? As climate change pushes California’s fire season into Australia’s, an intricate system of resource sharing struggles with the load.

Korean man sentenced in California for $60M scam - A Korean man who took part in a $60 million foreign-exchange trading scam based in California has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison. The U.S. attorney's office Thursday announced that Jin K. Chung of Seoul was sentenced in Oakland after pleading guilty to money laundering.

Snow Summit, Bear Mountain To Open Next Week Steady snowfall means the opening of local mountain resorts Snow Summit and Bear Mountain. Snow Summit's opening day is set for Thursday, Nov. 28, and Bear Mountain's is set for Nov. 29. As of Friday, there was a total of 4 to 6 inches of snow to Big Bear Mountain Resort brought in by this week's storm.

US calls for Iran crackdown videos, internet slowly returns DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - As the internet slowly is being revived across Iran after a dayslong, government-imposed shutdown amid demonstrations, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is calling on Iranians to send the U.S.

Blue Jackets rally in third, beat Red Wings 5-4 COLUMBUS, Ohio - Oliver Bjorkstrand, Boone Jenner and Eric Robinson scored in the third period, and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-4 Thursday night. Jenner beat Jimmy Howard with a sharp-angle shot 8:43 into the third, 63 seconds after Bjorkstrand's tying power-play goal.

Buena Park neighborhood has dealt with yellow tap water for years. New plan might help The city says scourging street pipes is the most cost-effective solution, even if it sends water down the drain.

Everest Kitchen: A Worthwhile Parking Trek for a Memorable Mountain of Momos A staple of home cooking the world over, this lump of dough, at its outset, becomes an edible hug passed between the creator and the consumer when fashioned into a rounded or squared container filled with seasoned meat, cheese, or vegetables.

Five observations from Duke men's basketball's first half against California Here are five observations from the first half of play. Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski continues to shake up his starters, running out his fifth different lineup in the fifth game of the season.

Untraceable 'ghost guns' increasingly end up at California crime scenes Gang members and convicted felons have been making money off these operations for years. Suplina, now the managing director for law and policy at Everytown for Gun Safety, was with the N.Y.

San Leandro robbery-spree suspect arrested SAN LEANDRO - Another suspect in a series of thefts and robberies targeting seniors was arrested this week, authorities said. Just before 11 a.m. Oct. 29, police responded to the Costco parking lot at 1900 Davis Saint for a strong-arm robbery report.

Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment now in the hands of voters SAN DIEGO - The Equal Rights Amendment is a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution that is designed to guarantee equal legal rights for all American citizens regardless of sex. It seeks to end the legal distinctions between men and women in terms of divorce, property, employment, pregnancy discrimination and more.

Ostrichland - Solvang, CA This year, for our first wedding anniversary, my husband Justin and I decided to go to the Danish town of Solvang in the Santa Ynez Valley. Normally we plan a bunch of things to do ahead of time, but I've been dealing with some pretty bad sleep and mental health issues lately, so we just decided to wing it.

Animal-rights advocates reach settlement with Santa Anita Park Lawyers for the plaintiffs filed court papers Tuesday with Los Angeles Superior Court Richard Fruin stating that the case they filed against Stronach Group Ltd. Partnership May 30 was resolved. No terms were divulged.

Wrightwood's Mountain High pushes back opening day of ski resort According to the National Weather Service, sunny skies are expected in the Wrightwood area through early next week. An opening day announcement is expected to be made in the coming days at mthigh.com.

Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos gives money to homeless, including centers in Southern California The other, Day 1 Academies Fund, finances the creation of what Bezos described as "full-scholarship Montessori-inspired preschools in under served communities." Nowhere in the United States is homelessness a thornier issue than in Southern California, where the number of homeless people continues to rise.

California Supreme Court invalidates law requiring Trump tax returns LOS ANGELES - President Donald Trump does not have to disclose his tax returns to appear as a candidate on California's primary ballot next spring, the state Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday.

Chris Riley, Xander Schauffele ready to hit the links in Wishbone Brawl Current and former PGA pros will hit the links in Oceanside this weekend in the third annual Wishbone Brawl. One of those former pros? Current USD men’s golf coach Chris Riley! Categories: All Sports Report, Sports Tags: Chris Riley.

Michigan man sentenced in fatal stabbing at Sonoma County marijuana grow SANTA ROSA - A Michigan man who was convicted in September of the second-degree stabbing murder of a man at a marijuana grow in Sonoma County was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years to life in prison.

Ernest and Evelyn Rady donate $200 Million to Rady Children's Hospital SAN DIEGO - Ernest and Evelyn Rady announced Thursday a $200 million gift to Rady Children's Hospital to redevelop and expand its existing facilities. Hospital officials and board members began formulating a master campus and system plan last year and created the Rady Reimagine Fund to help support the hospital's expansion efforts.

Commentary: California trade mission to Mexico sows seeds for mutual benefits The recent California trade mission to Mexico made enormous strides to build positive relations with our neighbors to the south. And that was no accidente, given the importance California places on its cultural, economic and environmental relationship with Mexico.

Rivers' future with Chargers beginning to receive scrutiny - The Los Angeles Chargers' final five regular-season games after their bye this week could go a long way if Philip Rivers returns next year. The franchise quarterback is in the final year of his contract with neither side indicating they are close to an extension.

Orange County public defenders making rumbles over sheriff's lapses in handling evidence The Orange County Public Defender's Office has advised its 170 attorneys to question evidence collection in all cases involving the Sheriff's Department, following reports that four deputies were fired and seven disciplined after widespread lapses in booking evidence.

Absent witnesses close to Trump hover over impeachment WASHINGTON - They are the ghosts of the House impeachment hearings. Vice President Mike Pence. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Energy Secretary Rick Perry. Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney. Rudy Giuliani. And perhaps most tantalizingly, the mustachioed John Bolton, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser.

Commentary: How California governments will be able to hide files from the public It is going to be much easier for California governments to hide their affairs from the public if the legal standard put forth in a recently issued Sacramento County court ruling is upheld.

Elon Musk To Unveil 'Cybertruck,' Tesla's First Electric Pickup Truck LOS ANGELES - Tesla is set to unveil its first electric pickup truck Thursday night at the Tesla Design Center in Los Angeles. Musk has said that, among Tesla's upcoming vehicles, he is the most excited about the pickup truck. Adding a pickup truck and another SUV, the Model Y, to its lineup will allow Tesla to capitalize on two new vehicle types.

1 Dead, 3 Critical Following Multi-Vehicle Crash In Westminster WESTMINSTER - One person was killed and three others were in critical condition following a multi-vehicle crash in Westminster Thursday evening. The reported head-on collision occurred around 4 p.m. on Beach Boulevard and Hazard Avenue. Orange County Fire Authority was on scene tending to the injured people.

Trial rescheduled for man charged with making racist threats - Court officials say the upcoming trial of a white man charged with making racist threats against a black activist in Virginia has been postponed. A federal judge on Thursday pushed back the trial date for Daniel McMahon of Brandon, Florida. The trial was originally scheduled to start Dec.

Wonderfront Music & Arts Festival: Water shuttles & taxis SAN DIEGO - The Wonderfront Music and Arts Festival kicks off this weekend and one of the ways to get around the festival will be via water taxi and water shuttle. During the Wonderfront Festival, Flagship Cruises will provide continuous shuttle service by and between North, Central and South Stages.

Don't look now, but Prescott leading Cowboys with passing FRISCO, Texas - Dak Prescott didn't figure to be the next offensive star of the Dallas Cowboys caught up in MVP chatter, even though the quarterback edged running back Ezekiel Elliott in NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year voting three years ago.

Mother of missing girl transferred from hospital to jail - A Florida woman who authorities say tried to kill herself days after reporting her 5-year-old daughter missing earlier this month has been released from the hospital and booked into jail.

Another Asian American Civil Rights Organization Splinters In LA Just weeks after major layoffs shook Asian Americans Advancing Justice-LA, a second Asian American civil rights organization in Los Angeles has fallen into turmoil - losing more than half its staff at a critical time in the fight to protect immigrant rights.

Editorial: California's budget surplus should be used for massive pension liabilities, not new spending Gavin Newsom and the Legislature should resist the urge for new spending - and not just because the LAO warns that $3 billion of the surplus could go away if the Trump administration sticks with new federal rules that would block state taxation of managed-care organizations.

USC WR Pittman driven by TD drop against UCLA LOS ANGELES - Michael Pittman Junior wants to be perfect, and the Southern California wide receiver has come close in his senior season. Pittman has 82 receptions for 1,118 yards, ranking third in the FBS in both categories, and is a semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award presented to the nation's top receiver.

Nabisco Cheese Nips Recalled Over Concerns Of Plastic Pieces Mondelēz Global LLC announced a voluntary recall of a limited quantity of Cheese Nips due to the possible presence of small yellow plastic pieces.

Public's Help Needed To Find Hit-And-Run Suspect It was initially reported that the male driver had allegedly pushed a female passenger off the bike and fled, as detailed here, but the CHP has released this updated information regarding the Tuesday afternoon collision.

Trailblazing basketball player of Japanese descent dies SALT LAKE CITY - Wataru "Wat" Misaka, the first player of Japanese descent to play in the league that was the predecessor to the NBA, has died. He was 95. The University of Utah athletic department said in a news release Thursday that Misaka died Wednesday in Salt Lake City.

Military same-sex spouse denied Alaska oil check sues JUNEAU, Alaska - A lawsuit contends the state of Alaska is using laws that have been nullified to deny paying a share from the state's oil wealth fund to the same-sex partner of a military member stationed out of state.

Toxic waste from Tijuana River causes beach closures SAN DIEGO - County environmental health officials issued a closure Thursday along the Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge, Border Field State Park and Imperial Beach shoreline due to sewage-contaminated water.

Jared Butler leads No. 24 Baylor past Ohio, 76-53 - Jared Butler scored 19 points and No. 24 Baylor pulled away to beat Ohio 76-53 on Thursday in the Myrtle Beach Invitational quarterfinals. MaCio Teague added 17 points, Freddie Gillespie finished with 10 points and 11 rebounds and the Bears used a late 15-0 run to cruise to their second straight win.

Prescribed Burn Signs Could Be Visible Near Angels Camp San Andreas, CA - Ahead of Thanksgiving CAL Fire plans another burn that will be visible from two Mother Lode highways.

New Zealand jurors to decide if British tourist was murdered WELLINGTON, New Zealand - A New Zealand jury has been asked to decide whether a British backpacker was murdered or died accidentally after a sex game went wrong. Grace Millane died last December on her 22nd birthday after meeting a man through the dating app Tinder and going back to his hotel apartment in central Auckland.

Independent construction trucking business owners stage protest outside Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher's office SAN DIEGO - Thursday morning, a gathering of independent construction trucking business owners staged a peaceful demonstration against the enactment of AB 5.

Duke vs. California odds: 2019 2K Empire Classic picks, predictions for Nov. 21 from proven computer SportsLine's advanced computer model simulated Thursday's Duke vs. California game 10,000 times.

LA Got Some Rain, But We Could Be In For A Dry Winter All that rain that just fell? It might not be enough to stave off fire weather for too long.

Quid pro quo, domestic errands Takeaways from impeachment WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump asked a foreign country to investigate a political rival as he enters his re-election campaign. That has been established almost beyond doubt. But Republicans and Democrats agree on little else as they embarked on only the fourth impeachment inquiry in the nation's history.

Opinion - Of Ballots and Bias in California The state Supreme Court tosses a law aimed solely at Trump.

Obama warns against 'purity tests' in Democratic primary - Former President Barack Obama is warning Democrats against adopting "purity tests" in the presidential primary and alienating voters needed to defeat President Donald Trump in the general election.

Letter: Time for Lee to support Alzheimer's, dementia bill And has become a greater financial burden than cancer. Jon KaufmanBerkeley. Submit your letter to the editor via this formRead more Letters to the Editor.

Body found in ocean near Sunset Cliffs SAN DIEGO - A body was found Thursday afternoon in the ocean near a Sunset Cliffs-area neighborhood where authorities had been searching for a missing man. The discovery in the water off the 1000 block of Sunset Cliffs Boulevard was reported about 12:30 p.m., according to San Diego police.

PG&E restoring power to thousands in California The utility said about 10,000 customers - or 25,000 people - had power restored and the rest should have their lights back on by evening.

Fred Cox, former Vikings kicker, dies at age 80 MINNEAPOLIS - Former Minnesota Vikings kicker Fred Cox, one of the last of the straight-on placekickers and a standout on several conference championship teams, has died. He was 80. The Vikings announced Cox's death Thursday without disclosing details.

Shaq Designs New Lakers City Edition Jersey The sides of the jerseys are embellished with stars dawning the numbers of Lakers legends. The design also included the letters "M," "D," and "E" which stand for "Most Dominant Ever."

California Gov. Newsom makes move to halt Trump water grab Gavin Newsom and members of his administration announced that they were preparing a lawsuit against the federal government to prevent California's rivers and wildlife from being cheated out of vital supplies.

Obama tells Democratic donors to 'chill out' about disagreements between presidential candidates LOS ALTOS HILLS - Former President Barack Obama Thursday urged Democrats to "chill out" when squabbles erupt among the party's presidential candidates, and avoid getting distracted by acrimonious policy debates.

Winfrey, Coates among speakers at tribute to Toni Morrison NEW YORK - Oprah Winfrey, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Angela Davis have spoken at a tribute to the late Toni Morrison, the Nobel laureate who died last summer.