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    Conor McGregor tapped out in the fourth round of his comeback fight at UFC 229 against Khabib Nurmagomedov, who then climbed over the cage and set off a brawl by scuffling with another fighter in McGregor's corner on Saturday night.

    The wild scene occurred after McGregor (21-4) got caught in a choke by Nurmagomedov (27-0), who defended his lightweight belt with an impressive victory over the superstar who infamously attacked a bus carrying Nurmagomedov in Brooklyn last April.

    But the Russian champion from Dagestan then exacerbated several months of hostilities between the fighters' camps. Nurmagomedov stepped away from the prone McGregor and immediately pointed at the Irishman's corner, shouting and throwing his mouthpiece.

    The men in McGregor's corner appeared to respond with taunts, and Nurmagomedov climbed over the fence and fought with Dillon Danis, a Bellator welterweight who trains with McGregor. Meanwhile, two men apparently from Nurmagomedov's entourage entered the cage and sucker-punched McGregor, who defended himself before security personnel separated everyone.

    Nurmagomedov and McGregor both left the ring before the championship belt could be put around Nurmagomedov's waist, and fans in the pro-Conor crowd threw beers and debris at Nurmagomedov on his way out. UFC President Dana White said he feared a melee in an arena if he awarded the belt to Nurmagomedov.

    Both fighters' purses will be withheld pending an investigation by the Nevada Athletic Commission, White said. He also claimed three members of Nurmagomedov's entourage "are on their way to jail right now."

    "I don't even know what to say right now," White said. "I'm just disgusted and sick over it. ... We had so much security and (police) here. I didn't see that one coming."

    UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier is a teammate of Nurmagomedov at their gym in San Jose, California. He attempted to calm Nurmagomedov after the bout.

    "Two wrongs don't make it right," Cormier tweeted after the brawl. "Conor didn't deserve that. No one did. But some things aren't for fight promotion. Religion, family, country. Throwing stuff in Brooklyn. For Khabib it wasn't fight promotion, it was really personal. Diff culture man."

    Nurmagomedov and McGregor made no secret of their mutual loathing in the past few months, and the UFC used footage of McGregor's attack on the bus to promote UFC 229, which could be the best-selling pay-per-view card in UFC history. McGregor lobbed several creative insults at Nurmagomedov during the promotion of this matchup, including labeling Nurmagomedov's manager, Ali Abdelaziz, as a "snitch terrorist rat."

    The main event has been eagerly anticipated across the sport ever since McGregor threw a hand truck at a bus containing Nurmagomedov before a UFC show in Brooklyn last spring. McGregor was furious about a confrontation between Nurmagomedov and a member of McGregor's team earlier in the week.

    McGregor was arrested after seriously hurting two other fighters with broken glass from the attack, but Nurmagomedov shrugged it off and won the lightweight title by beating Al Iaquinta. When McGregor agreed to return to the UFC, he eagerly accepted Nurmagomedov as his opponent.

    Before the post-fight madness, Nurmagomedov firmly asserted his grappling dominance over McGregor's striking skill in the Irish superstar's first MMA bout in 23 months. McGregor hadn't been in a fight since losing his boxing match with Floyd Mayweather last year, and Nurmagomedov proved an insurmountably tough opponent for his comeback.

    McGregor's dislike for Nurmagomedov likely fueled his decision to take a fight that created a difficult stylistic matchup for him. McGregor's strength is his striking, while Nurmagomedov is one of the most dominant grapplers in UFC history.

    Four security guards separated the fighters while they didn't touch gloves before the bout, and Nurmagomedov went for a takedown in the opening minute while dominating the opening round.

    Nurmagomedov staggered McGregor with a right hand early in the second round, but McGregor got up and landed a flying knee. Nurmagomedov made another takedown and steadily improved his position throughout a dominant round, eventually standing and raining down blows on the prone McGregor.

    Nurmagomedov decided to stand and strike with McGregor in the third round, apparently unafraid of McGregor's famed power. McGregor landed several significant shots, but Nurmagomedov took them and eventually reasserted control against the cage.

    McGregor did decent work in the fourth round before Nurmagomedov got control, climbed on McGregor's back and finally submitted the former two-division champion.

    All three judges' scorecards favored Nurmagomedov 29-27, with the champion winning the second round 10-8 on all three cards. McGregor won the third round on every card.



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    Khabib Nurmagomedov is held back outside of the cage after fighting Conor McGregor in a lightweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 229 in Las Vegas, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018.Khabib Nurmagomedov is held back outside of the cage after fighting Conor McGregor in a lightweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 229 in Las Vegas, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018.

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    SpaceX will launch a Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday evening from Vandenberg Air Force base, carrying an Argentinean satellite and marking the first time the Falcon 9 booster returns to land at Vandenberg AFB.

    The Falcon 9 is a two-stage launch vehicle, meaning it is made up of two parts that carry the payload to orbit.

    - First Stage: The booster, or first stage, is what carries the payload for roughly the first 2 minutes and 40 seconds of the launch.

    - Second Stage: The second stage is what the payload is attached to. When the stages separate, the second stage carries the payload to orbit while the booster returns for landing.

    The first stage for this launch is a recycled booster that flew the Iridium 7 launch in July. That booster landed on a drone ship in the Pacific. For Sunday's launch, the booster will be landing back at Vandenberg AFB for the first time, on a newly constructed landing pad near the launch site.

    Liftoff is currently scheduled for 7:22 p.m. Pacific Time on Sunday. Sunset at Vandenberg is 6:38 p.m. Pacific Time, so there is a chance we could see an illuminated contrail at the very end of the first stage's burn and the start of the second stage's burn. Regardless of illuminated contrail, SoCal residents may get to see something a bit different from the "traditional" Vandenberg launch: the return.

    For launch, look towards the west-northwest from the LA area and watch for a bright light that is rapidly climbing into the sky. After the stages separate, we may see another light as the booster turns around and starts flying back towards Vandenberg AFB. This light will be flying in the opposite direction of the launch. Residents closer to Vandenberg may hear a sonic boom as the booster approaches.

    SpaceX may again attempt to recover the payload fairings in a giant net attached to a boat. These fairings protect the satellite from the forces of the atmosphere during launch, and are ejected after the stages separate.



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    David Biggar elaborates on the details of the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch for Oct. 7, 2018.David Biggar elaborates on the details of the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch for Oct. 7, 2018.

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    Police are searching for the gunman in a shooting that left a man in his 20s dead in what is a typically quiet neighborhood in Atwater Village Saturday night.

    "Off the top of my head, I can't recall too many crimes of violence happening here in the last few weeks or month," Sgt. Daniel Trunco of the LAPD said.

    The victim was shot near the parking lot of a 24-hour Del Taco restaurant at Los Feliz Blvd. and Brunswick Ave. The gunman is believed to have fled the scene in a dark-colored car. Police say they are hopeful there may be surveillance video of the shooting because it occurred in the vicinity gas stations, stores and restaurants.


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    Welcome to the battle of the cutest.

    Gerber has opened its search for its 2019 spokesbaby. Parents and legal guardians of children between 1 and 4 years old can enter the contest by posting a recent photo of their baby on Instagram with the hashtag #GerberPhotoSearch2018. Submissions will be accepted until Oct. 20.

    The winner will be featured across Gerber's social media channels and receive a $50,000 prize.

    Last year's winner was Lucas Warren, who is the first child with Down syndrome to be named a Gerber baby since the contest's start in 2010.



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    Lucas Warren, the winner of Gerber's 2017 photo search, alongside other entrants in the contest.Lucas Warren, the winner of Gerber's 2017 photo search, alongside other entrants in the contest.

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    A suspect in possession of a knife was shot during an incident with LA County Sheriff’s deputies in Compton on Sunday morning, according to the Sheriff’s department.

    At around 7:00 a.m., a deputy on routine patrol ran the license plate of a van parked on the corner of East Pine Street and Long Beach Blvd. The van had been reported stolen, according to the department.

    The deputy was joined by backup before attempting to detain a man who was in the van. As he was being detained, the suspect produced a knife and was shot twice in the upper torso, the Sheriff’s department said.

    The suspect is reportedly in critical condition.


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    NBA star Kevin Garnett has set a $19.9 million price on his unfinished Malibu mansion after buying the property for $6.4 million in 2003, per the LA Times.

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    NBA star Kevin Garnett has set a $19.9 million price on his unfinished Malibu mansion after buying the property for $6.4 million in 2003, per the LA Times.NBA star Kevin Garnett has set a $19.9 million price on his unfinished Malibu mansion after buying the property for $6.4 million in 2003, per the LA Times.

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    Who doesn't love a scary movie... especially on Halloween? Just don't watch any of these alone. And turn on the lights.

    Who doesn't love a scary movie...especially on Halloween. Just don't watch any of these alone.Who doesn't love a scary movie...especially on Halloween. Just don't watch any of these alone.

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    With the expected increase in package volume from November through January, UPS will be hiring 12,000 seasonal employees in the Greater Los Angeles area at 26 local facilities.

    The 12,000 jobs are among the 100,000 seasonal jobs across the country the company is looking to fill through the end of the year.

    Among the positions are 450 delivery and tractor-trailer drivers and 5,147 driver-helpers.

    Hourly wage starts from $11 to $18.75. Aside from that, some locations offer attendance bonuses or retention bonuses of up to $120 per week.

    For more information on UPS holiday jobs and locations, job seekers can go here


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    SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday evening from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Lompoc, and the sky over Southern California lit up with bright lights.

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    The Brewers swept, the Dodgers did not.

    Just hours after the Milwaukee Brewers became the first team to advance to the championship series in the MLB playoffs, the Dodgers blew a chance to join them, falling to the Braves, 6-5, in Game 3 of the NLDS on Sunday.

    The Braves broke the game open in the second inning when 20-year-old rookie Ronald Acuña Jr. hit a grand slam with brio against fellow rookie Walker Buehler to give Atlanta an early 5-0 lead.

    "I was just focused on the pitch and the next pitch, and I was luckily able to connect," Acuña Jr. said of his grand slam following the game.

    The Dodgers could have packed up right then and there and prepared for Game 4 on Monday, but instead they chipped away at the lead, erasing a five-run deficit in just three innings, thanks to home runs by Chris Taylor and Max Muncy in the top of the fifth.

    "Even when we got down five to nothing, nobody was worried," said Muncy. "We got it back and we were feeling good about our bullpen versus their bullpen."

    Entering the game, Atlanta's best hitter, Freddie Freeman, was 1-for-8 with two strikeouts in Games 1 and 2, but he gave the Braves back the lead against former teammate Alex Wood in the sixth inning.

    Freeman ambushed a first-pitch curveball from Wood that he launched 396-feet to right-center for the game-winning home run.

    "I didn't know if he was going to throw a first pitch strike, but he struck me out two days ago on the slider and in a big situation," recalled Freeman. "It was 5-5. I thought he would go to his out pitch, and I was kind of looking for something up and he gave me a slider and I was able to get him."

    After a five-pitch first inning, Buehler ran into trouble in the bottom of the second.

    With runners on second and third and two outs, Buehler intentionally walked Charlie Culberson to load the bases for the pitcher Sean Newcomb.

    The decision appeared to be wise at the time, with Newcomb striking out over 70 percent of the time as a hitter this season, however, Buehler walked his counterpart on four straight pitches, giving the Braves their first run of the series on a bases loaded walk.

    "At some point maybe I should have tried something else other than the fastball," Buehler said of his four-pitch walk to Newcomb. "I plan on pitching in a lot of playoff games, and this is a good lesson to get out of the way."

    Buehler continued to battle his command, falling behind Acuña 3-0, before serving up a 98MPH fastball that the rookie sent into the left field stands for a grand slam.

    "It's tough sometimes. Sometimes you just lose it," Buehler said of his command. "I made eight to ten bad pitches in a sequence and this is a playoff team we're facing. They're good. If you make that many mistakes in a row, someone is going to take advantage. I'm proud I found the zone again moving forward, but there's no excuse for the second inning."

    Acuña Jr. became the youngest player in MLB postseason history to hit a grand slam at 20 years old, surpassing Mickey Mantle's previous mark at 21 years old.

    "I don't recognize him. I wasn't even born then," joked Acuña Jr. when told he surpassed Mantle for the youngest player to hit a grand slam in the playoffs. I guess I have to rank it first of all the moments just because it happened in the playoffs."

    Buehler did not factor in the decision, allowing an uncharacteristic five runs on two hits with three walks and seven strikeouts in five innings.

    Atlanta starter Sean Newcomb would not be long for the game as he exited with two outs in the top of the third inning after walks to Enrique Hernandez and Chris Taylor.

    Kevin Gausman, who was originally expected to start Game 3, entered in relief and surrendered an RBI single to Justin Turner that Acuña overran, allowing Taylor to score from first, and the #Dodgers had cut into the lead, 5-2.

    "We've been a part of it before," said Turner, recalling memories of Game 5 of the 2017 World Series last year. "We didn't get too down when we fell behind early. We battled back and got into it, we just fell a little short tonight."

    Newcomb also did not factor in the decision, allowing two runs on one hit with three walks and no strikeouts in just 2 and 2/3 innings.

    With a primarily all right-handed lineup against Newcomb, the Dodgers were forced to go to their bench earlier than anticipated as Max Muncy pinch-hit for David Freese in the third inning. The move would eventually pay dividends.

    The Dodgers continued to chip away at the lead in the fifth inning as Chris Taylor crushed a 2-2 splitter from Gausman into the left field seats for a two-run home run.

    "He had that split-finger changeup working," said Taylor of the at-bat. "He left one up and in, and I was able to get a hold of it."

    Taylor did not start in Games 1 or 2, but continued his clutch hitting, hitting his first postseason homer since Game 1 of the World Series last year.

    One batter later, Max Muncy tied the game with his second postseason home run, and first off a left-hander as he tied the game at 5-5.

    "Credit to our guys for fighting back, and there were some big hits in there, obviously, with the Muncy home run and the C.T. homer," said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts. "We had our chances and those guys made some pitches and got out of some traffic, but our guys stressed them, got on base and gave ourselves an opportunity, we just couldn't get that one extra hit."

    The Dodgers had their chances to tie or take the lead throughout the later innings, Matt Kemp hit a leadoff double, but was eventually thrown out at home on a fielder's choice groundout. 

    With runners at first and second in the top of the ninth with no outs, Muncy, Manny Machado, and Brian Dozier struck all struck out to end the game.

    Despite the loss, Los Angeles still leads the series two games to one and can close it out on Monday. 

    Up Next:

    Rich Hill is expected to start Game 4 on Monday opposite Mike Foltynewicz for Atlanta. First pitch is scheduled for 1:30PM PST. 

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    Ronald Acuna Jr. #13 of the Atlanta Braves hits a grand slam home run in the second inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers during Game Three of the National League Division Series at SunTrust Park on October 7, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)Ronald Acuna Jr. #13 of the Atlanta Braves hits a grand slam home run in the second inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers during Game Three of the National League Division Series at SunTrust Park on October 7, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

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    For years, Dan Guerrero hid his sexuality. Now he's not only open, but at 78 years old, he wants to share his "Gaytino" identity with the world.

    "When I was going to school, you wouldn't even say the word 'gay' and now, I'm going to be on the stage singing and dancing about it," he says. "I think that's progress."

    An East LA native, Guerrero stars in a one-man show called "Gaytino," in which he tells his coming-of-age story through the lens of Chicano history.

    The show chronicles the key moments in Guerrero's life, such as the moment his father--famed Chicano musician Lalo Guerrero--learned of his son's homosexuality. Guerrero also discusses his relationship with street artist Carlos Almaraz, who died of AIDS in 1989. He hopes his story will be a learning experience for young people in the audience.

    "They think of the AIDS crisis as ancient history," he said. "Well, it's not. It was just a few minutes ago and we lost an entire generation of talented young men and women."

    While Guerrero's life story is the backbone of "Gaytino," he considers Chicano history to be a central character. Over the years, he has amassed countless artifacts connected to Mexican-American history. His collection has since been curated at UCLA and UC Santa Barbara into one of the most important stocks of Chicano history in Southern California.

    Though Guerrero is a devout devotee of the past, he's also always looking toward the future. He's a launched a crowdfunding campaign in hopes of bringing his show to more people. He even hopes to get "Gaytino" onto streaming services sometime soon.

    Guerrero's life, once lived in secret, is now ready for a whole new audience.



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    In an effort to help Los Angeles become a no-kill city, Best Friends Animal Society wants to save dogs and cats that have special needs. 

    Pets with injuries or medical conditions are typically killed within one to three days due to overcrowded shelters, according to the organization, so finding a new home for these little animals is very important Best friends would like Angelenos to foster special needs pets for a short time that will make a big impact for shelters.

    Foster families will have to take care of the pets until they recover and are ready for adoption.

    Anyone wanting to help will be provided with anything that the pets need, which includes:

    • Food

    • Harness and leash

    • Cat litter

    • Any medical supplies

    • Access to 24-hour emergency hotline.

    For more information, visit Best Friends LA or email



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    The Los Angeles City Council voted in 2017 to eliminate Columbus Day as an official city holiday and replace it with Indigenous Peoples Day. The day is meant to recognize that Native Americans were the first inhabitants of land that later became the United States.

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    Los Angeles observes Indigenous Peoples Day Monday Oct. 8, 2018 at Grand Park.Los Angeles observes Indigenous Peoples Day Monday Oct. 8, 2018 at Grand Park.

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    Former first daughter Barbara Pierce Bush tied the knot at the Bush family's compound in Maine over the weekend. 

    The 36-year-old co-founder of a health nonprofit organization wed screenwriter Craig Louis Coyne Sunday in a private ceremony, NBC's "Today" show reported

    Bush is the daughter of former President George W. Bush and Laura Bush, and the granddaughter of former President George H.W. Bush, all of whom attended the wedding at Walker Point compound. Former first lady Barbara Bush, the bride's grandmother and namesake, died in April at 92.

    Bush's twin sister, "Today" anchor Jenna Bush Hager, served as the matron of honor and her two children had roles in the ceremony. 

    The couple will live in New York.



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    The couple surrounded by some of their younger relatives, including Poppy and Mila Hager.The couple surrounded by some of their younger relatives, including Poppy and Mila Hager.

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    A SWAT standoff that began overnight with a report of a home intruder continued Monday morning at a Valley Village apartment.

    Riverside Drive was closed due to the SWAT operation.

    Officers responded to the apartment in the 12300 block of Riverside Drive after a report of a man armed with a knife who entered a woman's apartment. The woman got out of the building, but the man remained inside overnight.

    Details about her condition were not immediately available.



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    A view of a police standoff Monday Oct. 8, 2018 in Valley Village.A view of a police standoff Monday Oct. 8, 2018 in Valley Village.

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    A hoax that is gaining ground on Facebook has some worried about a new possible hack of the social network. Facebook says to disregard the message. 

    The hoax works by targeting a user's inbox on Messenger, with the message making it appear like the user could have a cloned profile. 

    Here's how it works: You receive a message from an existing Facebook friend telling you they've received a friend request from you. Then it says to check your account and to forward the message to all your friends. If you do pass the message along to your friends, the hoax spreads like an old school chain email or letter.

    The message may look like this: ”Hi....I actually got another friend request from you yesterday...which I ignored so you may want to check your account. Hold your finger on the message until the forward button appears...then hit forward and all the people you want to forward too....I had to do the people individually. Good Luck!”

    It's not the first time a cloning hoax has surfaced. A similar scam happened in the summer of 2016.

    Facebook told NBC 7 that if you get a message such as this from an existing Facebook friend, just ignore it and don't forward it to anyone.

    If you're concerned, you can check to make sure there isn't a duplicate account in your name.

    Facebook officials said that despite all the hoax messages, there hasn't been an unusual increase in cloned accounts recently.

    If someone is impersonating your account, though, you can report them to Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/help/fakeaccount.

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    The first thing you notice after you exit U.S. Highway 101 North and drive around Santa Rosa’s Coffey Park neighborhood is the incessant whirring of a jackhammer — its sound omnipresent on every street corner.

    A year after deadly fires ripped through the neighborhood, scorching everything in its path, there’s cement mixers instead of charred grass, rose bushes instead of burned hedges and a sense of optimism instead of doom. What once resembled a movie set from “Apocalypse Now” looks more like — to quote a resident — “an obstacle course.”

    Coffey Park is busy. Rebuilding.

    On a sunny September afternoon, the only remnants of the tragedy that befell this quaint little neighborhood on the night of Oct. 8, 2017, are blackened mailboxes and tree stumps and of course, the residents themselves — some never left, some are slowly starting to move back, and some still don’t know where they’ll end up. Debris and broken garden ornaments dot the street along with construction crews, a maze of trucks and colorful porta-potties.

    “We’ve been in this neighborhood about 15 years and we’re actually quite surprised that there’s this much building going on,” said Hugo Aguirre. “We never would have imagined a year later there’s something like 250 houses being built.”

    “That was the last we heard, it may be more,” his wife Patty Aguirre adds. “Every day that we drive around the neighborhood we see new foundation being poured. A lot of neighbors are coming back and rebuilding.”

    But there are also those who will not be coming back.

    It's been a year since NBC Bay Area talked to the Aguirres — their house was one of the lucky ones that survived the deadly inferno, but most of their friends and neighbors lost their homes.

    The Aguirres said the family that lived across the street from them will not be moving back.

    Then & Now: The rose bushes next to Hugo and Patty Aguirres' house survived the Tubb's Fire

    “I think some people were just so overwhelmed by this whole thing, like the people down the street here, they don’t want to be in this neighborhood again. It brings back memories of what happened,” Hugo Aguirre said.

    Another close friend of the couple’s almost moved to Arizona, but then decided to stay.

    “We’re just looking forward to having all our neighbors and all the houses built, and hopefully they’ll plant some more trees,” they said.

    Some Coffey Park residents said that for a few months after the fires, nothing really happened. Then all of a sudden construction took off.

    Across the street from the Aguirres, Bob Daugherty, who is rebuilding after losing his two-story house in the fire, was waiting for the building inspector to come survey his property before he could start laying down the foundation.

    “I’m almost 80 years old, and I have to do this at this stage of my life,” he said. “I had to think about it for six months before I made up my mind.”

    Daugherty said the city has been very cooperative, but under the new building codes he had to put in a sprinkler system and heavier insulation.

    “We got out of here with the clothes we were wearing and our dog. Couldn’t find our cat — she perished in the fire. We are starting all over — a little late in life to have to do it, but we don’t have a choice.”

    He added: “We are not alone, there’s a lot of people in the same boat we are in. It’s a long hard process, but it’s exciting.”

    The Aguirres’ house would have burned down had it not been for the shifting winds, and some very brave firefighters.

    “The winds went across the street — so only like three-quarters of this house completely burned,” Hugo Aguirre said. “It was hit and miss, which house was going to burn and which wasn’t."

    A few houses over to their right, it’s the first day of construction for the Sculley family, whose house on Crimson Row was destroyed in the wildfires.

    “The whole family is so excited and so happy we’ve finally reached this point,” said Sue Nelson, whose sister, Lyann Scalley had to evacuate in the middle of the night.

    “We’ve been coming by every day to take pictures of the progress,” she said, her voice heavy with emotion.

    The Scalleys have put up a little sign with the words “Coming Back Soon.”

    Everywhere you look there are signs of rebuilding and resilience. One that particularly stands out right next to the park reads: “From the Ashes We Will Rise.”

    Even with all the construction and activity around them, the Aguirres say it gets lonely without their neighbors. “It’s kind of strange, it’s more strange during the day not to see anybody,” Hugo Agguire says. But Patty Aguirre says they feel safe because of all the patrol cars.

    So what it’s like to wake up every day to the sound of jackhammers and construction?

    “You’re woken up at 7 o’clock every morning. That’s the alarm! Hammering!” Patty Aguirre says laughing.

    “At first it drove us crazy and now were just used to it. I’m used to going to work through a maze of trucks over there,” Hugo Aguirre said. “Fortunately, PG&E is almost done in this neighborhood. When they were on this street it was chaos.”

    The fire has brought the Coffey Park community closer together — neighbors hold barbecues and potlucks, and last Christmas someone brought a tree and had a party all night.

    “We met a lot of neighbors that we didn't even know,” Patty Aguirre said.

    As for visitors, the Aguirres say they see people driving by their neighborhood all the time. “People who are just intrigued to see what’s going on here — they had to start putting up fencing,” Patty Aguirre says with a smile.

    Drone Footage: Coffey Park Before & After

    A flurry of activity greets you as you drive around Santa Rosa’s Coffey Park neighborhood — a stark contrast from October 2017. A year after the most destructive wildfire in California history burned down parts of Napa, Sonoma and Lake counties, the neighborhood continues to rebuild.

    This drone video show the aftermath of the deadly wildfires and what some of the streets — made famous in iconic aerial photos and video — look like now.

    'Found Pets'- Cats (And Dogs) of Coffey Park

    Right next to the Coffey Park playground is a makeshift tent with the words “Found Pets” on it. Inside it, dozens of photos of cats and dogs who were reunited with their owners. And then, those who are still missing. Some residents have donated toys and scratching posts. Others have posted rewards for any information on their pets.



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    Signs of hope and rebuilding in Coffey Park.Signs of hope and rebuilding in Coffey Park.

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    The best of the best high school football highlights from Sunday Oct. 7, 2018. 


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    Counting out 3,000 of anything takes a bit of time, as anyone knows. 

    After all, it is a large number, and sleeving 3,000 pennies to take to the bank, or making sure you hit 3,000 steps at lunchtime, is an endeavor that is definitely not on the smaller side.

    Imagine, then, how an illuminated display of 3,000 pumpkins, all hand-carved, might appear on an atmospheric autumn evening.

    That's a good amount of gourdage, any way you scoop it, and to encounter such a sight by night would likely go in the "I'll remember this for a long time" column of life.

    You won't have to merely imagine such a Halloween-y presentation, however, for such a dazzling line-up of smiling squashes is soon to be a reality in Pomona.

    The festivity, which will happen after sundown, natch, is flickering at Fairplex, and over several nights, too, giving you ample chance to commune with these gleeful gourds.

    Name? Pumpkin Nights.

    The price? A general ticket is $20, while a ticket for younger tots and seniors is $16.

    The dates? If you seed to be there on opening night — er, "need" to be there, we do mean — get your ticket for Friday, Oct. 12.

    The whimsical designs, which all created from pumpkins and, yes, funkins? A "40-foot-long dragon" is one character you'll spy on your stroll, and a "ghostly pirate ship" is set to make a cameo, too. 

    A funkin? That's a faux pumpkin, which means that it won't go all gloopy in short order, after being carved, as some off-the-vine pumpkins are known to charmingly do.

    If you'd like to push your visit into early November, that's cool, as Pumpkin Nights shimmers through to Nov. 4, 2018.

    Well, perhaps not "cool" but warm, like a flame on a candle inside a pumpkin.

    For photos, tickets, and more, put down that lil' plastic scooper for two secs and make your way to the Pumpkin Nights site now.



    Photo Credit: Pumpkin Nights

    Glimmering gourds that are both gleeful and fantasy-fun? Find them at Fairplex, in Pomona, from Oct. 12 through Nov. 4, 2018.Glimmering gourds that are both gleeful and fantasy-fun? Find them at Fairplex, in Pomona, from Oct. 12 through Nov. 4, 2018.

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    A bug in the Google+ social media service left about 500,000 user accounts open to being compromised, though there is no evidence anyone's personal information was misused, the company said Monday.

    Google said it was shutting down the consumer portion of Google+, which it acknowledged had not caught on with the general public. (The company said 90 percent of all user sessions lasted 5 seconds or less.)

    "We found no evidence that any developer was aware of this bug, or abusing the API, and we found no evidence that any Profile data was misused," Google said in a blog post.

    The bug was patched last March. The Wall Street Journal reported that Google decided at the time not to disclose it to the public, which the company also addressed in the blog.

    "Our Privacy & Data Protection Office reviewed this issue, looking at the type of data involved, whether we could accurately identify the users to inform, whether there was any evidence of misuse, and whether there were any actions a developer or user could take in response. None of these thresholds were met in this instance," it said. 

    As part of a broader security review, Google said it would limits developers' access to certain Gmail data, as well as to call logs and messaging on Android phones.

    The news comes less than two weeks after Facebook acknowledged its own breach, potentially exposing data on some 50 million users



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