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- 10/15/18--12:29: Things to Do This Week: 'Dear Evan Hansen' Opens
- 10/15/18--12:01: October Weather Photos: Santa Ana Winds Slam Southern California
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- Be sure you have a battery-operated radio, a flashlight and fresh batteries. Do not use candles for lighting as they pose a fire hazard;
- If you're in a vehicle with a fallen power line on it, stay in the vehicle and remain calm until help arrives. It is OK to use your cellphone to call 911. If you must leave the vehicle, remember to exit away from downed power lines and exit by jumping from the vehicle and landing with both feet together. You must not touch the vehicle and the ground at the same time. Then proceed away from the vehicle by shuffling and not picking up your feet until you are several yards away.
- Power outages in the area may impact traffic signals, and vehicles should treat all intersections as four-way-stops;
- Do not step in or enter any water that a downed power line may be touching;
- If you use a generator, place it outdoors and plug individual appliances directly into it, using a heavy-duty extension cord. Connecting generators directly to household circuits creates "backfeed," which is dangerous to repair crews;
- Do not use any equipment inside that is designed for outdoor heating or cooking;
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A creative group of scuba divers submerged 30 feet beneath the surface in the Florida Keys to carve pumpkins.
The event took place at the annual Underwater Pumpkin Carving contest that took place Sunday near Key Largo.
Underwater artists of all ages used dive knives and carving tools to transform their orange gourds into sea creatures. Participants were also challenged to keep the hollow, naturally buoyant pumpkins from floating off while the artists worked their magic.
Sebastian Gimeno, 16, and his brother Gabriel, from Weston, impressed the judges with their dolphin and half-moon cutout to win a dive trip.
Other pump-kin entries included sharks, a sea horse, an eel, sea turtle and a skeleton fish.
Photo Credit: Florida Keys News Bureau
The Mega Millions jackpot has surged to record territory after no ticket matched all six numbers in Friday's drawing.
Tuesday's estimated $654 million jackpot would be the second-largest prize in Mega Millions history, lottery officials said. The record prize for Mega Millions was $656 million for the March 30, 2012, drawing.
"It’s so exciting for our players, and all of us, to see the Mega Millions jackpot getting so close to an all-time record level," said Gordon Medenica, Lead Director of the Mega Millions Consortium and Director of Maryland Lottery and Gaming. "With a little luck, we may still break that record by Tuesday."
The jackpot has been growing since July, when a group of California office workers won $543 million.
Three other Mega Millions jackpots have been won this year – $451 million on January 5 (Florida), $533 million on March 30 (New Jersey), and $142 million on May 4 (Ohio).
It costs $2 to play the game, but the odds of instant wealth aren't good. The chance of matching all six numbers and winning the jackpot is one in 302.5 million.
Mega Millions is played in 44 states as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history was a $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot won in January 2016 by players in three states. That would make the estimated jackpot for Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing the fourth largest overall.
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California voters will choose the state's next governor, lieutenant governor, superintendent of public education and other statewide offices on Nov. 6.
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A look at the candidates running for state office in California in 2018.
Once a bustling gold mining town with a population of about 10,000, what's left of Bodie now represents California as the state's official Gold Rush Ghost Town.
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View of Bodie, California's official Gold Rush Ghost Town.
Some of the strongest Santa Ana winds in years are expected to sweep through Southern California Monday with gusts topping out at about 70 mph in mountain areas.
The winds will combine with dry air to raise the threat of wildfires, prompting a red flag warning for most of Los Angeles County. The fire weather warning will be in effect in the San Gabriel Mountains, Angeles National Forest, Santa Monica Mountains Recreational Area, the San Fernando, Santa Clarita and San Gabriel valleys, the Los Angeles coast, downtown LA and the Hollywood Hills. No warning was in effect in the Antelope Valley.
"This is one of the strongest wind events we've seen in years," said NBC4 forecaster Shanna Mendiola. "It looks like the strongest winds will move through this morning and into this afternoon."
Gusts in the 40s were reported early Monday.
October is historically the worst month for wildfires in California. Seven of the state's most destructive wildfires on record have occurred in October, including the deadly 2017 Northern California wildfires.
Southern California Edison officials said electric circuits in some high-risk fire areas might be shut off Monday, a measure that's part of a new state policy allowing for protective blackouts. A spokesman for SCE said neighborhoods in foothill communities from Santa Clarita to Pasadena could get their electricity shut off.
About 31,400 SCE customers were without power early Monday, including 23,345 customers in Los Angeles County.
Click here for SCE's outage map.
Areas served by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power were not part of the intentional blackout warnings.
Mountains will be battered by northeast winds of between 25 and 45 miles per hour, gusting to 65 mph and 75 mph. Humidity levels will be down to between 4 and 12 percent.
In Orange County -- including mountain areas below 6,000 feet, the Cleveland National Forest and in valley areas -- winds of 20-40 mph with 60 mph gusts are expected, gusting to 80 mph in some areas amid 5-10 percent humidity. The red flag warning in Orange County will last from 3 a.m. today until 8 p.m. Tuesday.
In Riverside County, mountain areas, foothills and the Coachella Valley are under red flag warnings. Winds of 20 to 30 mph are in the forecast and gusts near 60 mph possible over the Santa Ana Mountains and near the San Gorgonio Pass.
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Wind gusts pick up Monday Oct. 15, 2018 in Southern California.
Election Day is fast-approaching, and there are ballot measures that could change the way you eat, how much you pay for gas, and even change the time of day in California.
Here's a comprehensive guide to all 11 propositions to help you make an informed decision come Nov. 6.
Prop 1: Veterans' Home Loans
This proposal allows the state to sell general obligation bonds for $4 billion to finance affordable housing for low-income people, including war veterans.
Its financial impact in California is an increase in state costs to reimburse the average amount of these bonds of about $170 million per year over the next 35 years.
Those for the measure say the best part is it finds a solution, while not raising taxes.
Those against the measure say there are better ways to fix California's housing crisis. They also argue it would waste taxpayer money on interest payments.
Prop 2: Homelessness Prevention
This proposal would allow the state to use funds from county mental health programs to fund housing for the homeless with mental issues.
The approval of this proposal would not increase state taxes and makes the existing legislation that establishes the program official.
Homeless advocates, social workers, doctors and emergency responders urge voters to say yes to Prop 2.
Those against it however, say it makes no sense to take money away from mental health services to build homes with that money.
Prop 3: Water and Environmental Projects
The proposition authorizes the use of $8.877 billion in general obligation state bonds to finance aquifer and environmental projects.
The fiscal impact for the state would be the increase in costs to pay bonds of $430 million as an annual average for more than 40 years. However, the state government could save hundreds of millions of dollars annually in water-related projects in the coming decades.
Proponents say it is a measure that will guarantee safe drinking water and drought protection. But those against it say it hands money over to a lot of different organizations, but doesn't provide a new way of getting clean water.
They also say "interest payments on the bonds will double the amount that has to be repaid." They say it does nothing to solve our water shortage problems.
Prop 4: Children's Hospitals
It would allow the state to sell $1.5 billion in general obligation bonds to finance the construction, expansion, renovation and equipping of children's hospitals.
The fiscal impact for the state would be the increase in costs to reimburse bonds of $80 million per year over the next 35 years.
Those for the measure argue the hospital systems are like cellphones -- think of how much they've increased in technology over the last 10 years. They argue the demand for specialized pediatric care has only gone up, and hospitals are needed to meet that demand.
Those against say the proposition really only benefits the hospitals backing the measure, and that the money could be spent in a better way.
Prop 5: Homebuyers Taxes
The approval of this prop would allow all homeowners over 55 years of age, of any property contaminated or affected by a natural disaster, and severely disabled owners, to be eligible for property tax savings should they move to another home.
The fiscal impact would be for schools and local governments, which would lose more than $100 million per year in property taxes.
It essentially the "moving penalty."
Those against it say it cuts "$1 billion in local revenue from public schools, fire, police, health care and other services" but doesn't build any new housing. They say it's going to make it harder for cities to pay for schools while giving a nice tax break to the wealthy.
Prop 6: Gas Tax
Prop 6 would repeal a 12-cent gas tax and an increase in vehicle registration that was approved last year to fund road fixes and better transit programs. The aim was to pay for $5 billion a year in improvements, and raise $52 billion over a decade for road repairs. The gas tax took effect last November.
Construction industry and firefighter unions oppose repealing the measure.
Former Republican councilman Carl DeMaio proposed it, saying the cost of living in California outrageous enough as it is.
"Everything in California is so much more expensive and the question is why," he once said.
Voting no keeps the tax right where it is.
Opponents say since cars are becoming more energy efficient and using less gas, there won’t be enough funds to support the program.
Opponents contend there aren't enough funds to keep up with the transit needs of California's 40 million people. Over the last two decades, automobiles have become more fuel efficient — a boon for the environment but a challenge to transportation budgets as drivers need less gasoline.
Prop 7: Daylight Saving Time
Daylight saving time may not seem that big of a deal to most Californians, but it’s a divided issue.
If Californians vote yes, they’d be asking to end daylight saving time, meaning no “spring forward” nor “fall back.” But voting yes wouldn’t make it a done deal -- the measure would still need to clear the hurdle in the federal government. The measure would need a two-thirds vote from the Legislature.
Basically, the time wouldn’t change, like in other states that don’t follow Daylight Saving Time: Hawaii and Arizona (except for in Arizona’s Navajo Nation).
Voting no would mean that everything would stay how it is – you lose an hour in spring, and gain an hour in fall.
Some proponents say the idea is very outdated. It all started during WWI as an energy saving program. They argue that studies have shown that daylight saving time may actually increase electricity use in the summertime. They also argue that daylight saving time would cause more pedestrian crashes because the sun sometimes doesn’t rise until 8 a.m. in winter.
Those who are against the measure say it’s too much change, and Californians are used to switching their clocks back and forth.
Prop 8: Dialysis Clinics Refunds
Proposition 8, while at first glance is not as controversial as the gas tax or daylight savings props, actually is a source of heated debate. If passed, it would cap profits at kidney dialysis clinics by using a formula.
Proponents of 8 say big dialysis companies are netting monster profits without putting enough money back into sanitation and patient care. Those in support, like the Democratic Party and veterans, say the proposition would stop the companies from overcharging, and would help provide quality care for patients.
But those against the prop – which includes nurses, doctors and physicians – say many clinics would be forced to close if the prop passes. Many people without functioning kidneys depend on the clinics, and those against the prop say it would increase costs for tax payers, and reduce access to care because clinics would have to close.
Prop 10: Regulating Rent
This is set to be a big source of debate in November. Voting yes means state law would not limit rent control laws in cities and counties. What that means is it would establish rent control authority in communities, in hopes to keep people in their homes and reduce the homeless population.
But those opposing the measure say that if state law is not allowed to continue overseeing rent control, it would actually make the housing crisis worse. They argue Prop 10 is bad for homeowners because it allows the regulation of single family homes and would allow more fees on top of rent.
Those against it say it will hurt homeowners because it will lower real estate values. They also say it would limit new construction and cut the already-choked housing supply in California. Opponents also say landlords who managed smaller properties would struggle or be pushed out.
Prop 10 repeals Costa-Hawkins Housing Act, and it is one of the most expensive propositions on the ballot.
According to the state, renters in California already spend more than half their income on rent.
Those in favor say Prop 10 would help people getting pushed out of their homes, because it would control how much landlords increase rent per year as well as regulate how much they are asking of new renters.
Prop 11: On Call Ambulances
If Prop11 passes, ambulance workers would have to stay on call during their paid lunchbreaks so they could respond to 911 calls. It would also give them more training. Proponents argue it’s a proposition that would save lives.
Voting no means EMT’s and paramedics would have to remain unreachable while on a paid break, and cannot provide care, even if they are the closest ambulance available.
State Assembly Member Freddie Rodriguez argues however that the proposition is not what it seems.
Rodriguez says it would allow private companies to get out of paying millions in wages.
Prop 12: Ban Selling Meat From Confined Animals
A yes vote would require farmers to provide more space to caged animals used for meat or food, like egg-laying hens, pigs, and calves. It would ban the sale of meat and eggs from animals in cages that do not meet
If it sound familiar, it’s because in 2008, Prop 2 was passed preventing caged animals from being raised in confinements so small they couldn’t move.
But it’s back in the form of Prop 12, because out-of-state farmers aren’t subjected to the same requirements. Also, there were no specific measurements in Prop 2.
Hens would also have to be totally cage free by 2022.
Starting in 2020, a calf would have to be given at least 43 square feet of floor space.
Pigs would need 24 square feet starting in 2022.
In 2020, egg-laying hens, would need 1 square foot of floor space each – the cages would be totally gone by 2022.
Costs would probably rise for the foods produced by using meat and eggs from these animals, the state's nonpartisan Legislative Analyst's Office found.
The Association of California Egg Farmers says it could cause a shortage of eggs for sale because farmers would have to make a lot of unforeseen changes to structures.
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Authorities and family are seeking the public's help to find a 16-year-old girl who disappeared Saturday morning while walking near her family's home outside Bishop.
Karlie Lain Guse had moved recently with her family to White Mountain Estates in Chalfant. She was last seen walking toward Highway 6.
Sheriff's teams have been searching the Chalfant Valley area on the ground and with a helicopter, but so far have found no sign of her.
"Karlie may be disoriented and does not have any personal belongings or cellphone with her," according to the missing person notice posted on Facebook by the Mono County Sheriff's Department.
The teen knows not to get into a stranger's car, said her adoptive mother Melissa Guse, who expressed fear her daughter may have been abducted. She said neither Karlie's boyfriend nor her birth mother are aware of what became of her.
Highway 6 connects with Highway 395 in Bishop on the south, and continues in the other direction over a mountain pass into Nevada and all the way to the east coast.
If you have any information on Karlie, you are asked to call the Mono County Sheriff's Office at 760-932-7549, option 7.
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"Dear Evan Hansen" opens: The heartaches and trials of adolescence, of loneliness, connection, and understanding of those fabled teen years? They're never far from the heart, even if we ourselves are far from that time in our lives. This multiple Tony winner captured much of that deep emotion, making it one of the must-see Broadway musicals of the last decade. The LA stop of the first North American tour for the show opens at the Ahmanson Theatre on Oct. 17, beginning a month-plus run (the closing date is Nov. 25). Didn't get a ticket? The digital lottery for $25 tickets begins on Oct. 15.
'Notorious RBG' debuts: Few Supreme Court justices have gained the admiration and acclaim of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second female justice appointed to the court. She took her oath just over a quarter century ago, and, in that time, books and songs and web sites have been created about her, little girls dress in her iconic robes for Halloween, and exhibits devoted to her life and achievements have sprung up across the nation. One is just ahead, at the Skirball Cultural Center, beginning on Friday, Oct. 19. Get to know "The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg" through March 10.
Dinner Fit for the King: How to properly toast LeBron James and the superstar's first games with the LA Lakers? The InterContinental Los Angeles has a flavorful answer, with this brand-new menu three-course menu. Choices include a delicious Slammin' Shrimp Slider, a Blaze-ing Turkey Burger, the LBJ Pizza, and more. Make for the Copper Lounge or Mari Los Angeles at the hotel to find out more about this multi-courser dedicated to Mr. James, the Lakers, and a great season to come. The menu is available from Oct. 18 through Nov. 16.
Celebrating Beverly Garland's birthday: There are few stars, and hoteliers, as beloved as Beverly Garland, an actress who appeared a host of dramatic and sci-fi films before giving her name, her time, and her know-how to the North Hollywood hotel now known as The Garland. To honor her memory, and the day of her birth, The Front Yard will offer her favorite food and drink, a burger and a martini, for $19 on Oct. 17 (indeed, that's the eatery at the hotel). Also? Look for an Oct. 17 movie marathon devoted to the legend at the on-site Beverly Garland Theatre.
Pumpkin Happenings in Full Swing: The week before the week before Halloween? Things are truly bustling at those spots that purvey in pumpkins, from Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark, where the Fall Harvest Festival is happening on weekdays, to the Cal Poly's massive Pumpkin Patch, in Pomona. That's closed on Mondays, do note. And in Culver City? Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch is famously welcoming famous customers and everyone who wants to feel a bit VIP while they shop for their squash.
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Ben Levi Ross (center) and the company of the national tour of "Dear Evan Hansen." With a book by Steven Levenson, a score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and direction by Michael Greif, “Dear Evan Hansen” runs October 17-Nov. 25 at The Ahmanson. (Photo by Matthew Murphy)
Rain, lightning and the most powerful Santa Ana winds of the season have been part of a wild mix of weather so far in October.
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A tree fell on a car parked on a Glendale street Monday Oct. 15, 2018.
A family was struggling to comprehend what happened after a 40-foot-tall eucalyptus tree knocked over by Santa Ana winds landed on a woman's car in Orange County, killing her Monday.
"I saw her leave her house and say 'good morning, have a nice day,'" Danny McCabe, her neighbor, said. "I didn't even get to my house and heard the tree snap, and I turned around saw it fall."
Dennet Bermas, 34, was leaving for work in the 14000 block of Red Hill Avenue in Tustin at 9:15 a.m. when the tree "split in half" and landed on her car.
She was unable to get out, and died at the scene, the Orange County Fire Authority confirmed.
Norma Milo said it didn't make sense. Her nephew called and said his wife had been killed by a falling tree.
"I don't understand what happened. When he told me his wife passed away I felt...shocked," she said.
Neighbors said Bermas had just pulled out of the carport and was turning her car to go to work. She was a nurse at an assisted living facility.
"And somebody else said, 'there's somebody in there,' and started yelling, 'lady, are you all right? Ma'am ma'am?' He reached for her pulse and didn't feel anything," McCabe said.
Firefighters had to cut away branches to remove her from the car. In spite of its massive size, no other cars were damaged, and no others were hurt.
"Everybody says you always do what you want to do because you never know when your last day is. I know people take that for granted. I know I have," witness Ashley Chavez said.
Residents at the Waterstone Garden Apartments say this is the second eucalyptus to topple in three years. They say a tree fell over and onto the same carport, damaging the roof.
This time the carport and a laundry room were red-tagged. City officials decided the mangled mess will have to be cleaned up later when the harsh Santa Ana winds subside.
Residents said Bermas was nice and friendly, and how even Monday morning she waved and said hello to others before she got into her car.
The accident was reported as meteorologists advised some of the strongest Santa Ana winds in years were expected to sweep through Southern California Monday with gusts topping out at about 70 mph in mountain areas.
The winds were to combine with dry air to raise the threat of wildfires, prompting a red flag warning for most of Los Angeles County.
In Orange County -- including mountain areas below 6,000 feet, the Cleveland National Forest and in valley areas -- winds of 20-40 mph with 60 mph gusts are expected, gusting to 80 mph in some areas amid 5-10 percent humidity. The red flag warning in Orange County will last from 3 a.m. Monday until 8 p.m. Tuesday.
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Dennet Bermas, 34, was leaving for work in the 14000 block of Red Hill Avenue in Tustin at 9:15 a.m. when the tree "split in half" and landed on her car.
The Department of Homeland Security says it's working to identify who — or what — is behind an increasing number of attempted cyber attacks on U.S. election databases ahead of next month's midterms.
"We are aware of a growing volume of cyber activity targeting election infrastructure in 2018," the department's Cyber Mission Center said in an intelligence assessment issued last week and obtained by NBC News. "Numerous actors are regularly targeting election infrastructure, likely for different purposes, including to cause disruptive effects, steal sensitive data, and undermine confidence in the election."
The assessment said the federal government does not know who is behind the attacks, but it said all potential intrusions were either prevented or mitigated.
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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen
A popular online dating site entered into a legal settlement with several counties in California because some users were automatically renewed for the service and denied refunds.
San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties along with the city of Santa Monica settled a consumer protection action Monday with Spark Networks USA, LLC.
The Los Angeles-based company, which runs dating websites like Jdate and Christian Mingle, was automatically renewing users without telling them.
Under federal and state law, consumers must be notified if a subscription is renewed.
Users must get a clear notification of the renewal and signal their acceptance with a check-box or similar form, according to the settlement.
The company will pay $500,000 in civil penalties and nearly $1 million in restitution. The penalties will be distributed among the municipalities.
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Looking for a fun seasonal job? A snow resort hiring for the 2018 winter season promises adventure and fun, where you can snowboard or sled for free during your off hours.
Snow Valley Mountain Resort is hosting its winter hiring event in the Inland Empire.
Snow Valley Mountain Resort has a variety of open positions such as lift attendants, cashiers, bartenders, mechanics, lift operators, mountain patrol, snow removers, cooks and more.
Positions vary from minimum wage to positions that include wage plus commissions.
They say you just have to be at least 14 years old, and they provide on the job training. They say there is no experience required - including those looking to become ski and snowboard instructors. The resort promises opportunities for everybody, such as those who are retired and would like to return to the workforce, or those with no college degrees. For more on information, contact human resources.
Best of all? The resort offers free "skiing, snowboarding, sledding and snow play privileges during off-hours and big discounts for eligible family members (including grandchildren)."
Where: The event will take place at Snow Valley Mountain Resort, Running Springs, CA, about 20 miles from San Bernardino.
When: It will be on Saturday, Oct. 20 and Saturday, Oct. 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Learn more and download an application here.
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Snow Valley Mountain Resort is looking to hire for the 2018 season.
They take careful steps to protect themselves from a dangerous job surrounded by hypodermic needles, human waste and rats. That's the worst-case scenario and they prepare for that every day in Los Angeles neighborhoods.
It's called the HOPE Team – Homeless Outreach Proactive Engagement – and it consists of members of the Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles Sanitation Services and LA Housing Services Administration.
On a Monday morning in the shadow of Universal Studios and luxury apartments in North Hollywood, the team approached to clear out eight illegal homeless encampments near South Weddington Park.
"He claims that he lives on one side and the other side is actually his living room," LAPD Officer Hector Pereida said. He was referencing one encampment that included a four-person tent and a tarp tied to a tree that formed an additional seating area, complete with floor carpeting and chairs.
"He decided he wanted to build his own living room," Pereida said. "He has a little ice chest where he can hang out, the carpet, and everything else to go with it."
Peredia says the man who lives here – Nicholas Coronado – is in violation of LA's City Code 56.11 which states that homeless individuals are only entitled to enough items that fit into a 60-gallon bag and one working bicycle. Coronado had one useable bike and various bicycle parts in his possession.
In addition, Coronado had six shopping carts he used as a border around his "living room," technically illegal because it's stolen property, along with a 5-gallon attempt at home-made alcohol and hypodermic needles.
Coronado wasn’t arrested or cited, though. That's not the purpose of the HOPE Team.
"We do outreach first and foremost," said Valley HOPE Unit Lead Sgt. Jerald Case. "We try to get people into housing."
Of eight encampments that lined one block in North Hollywood, some heard the noise and packed up before the team arrived – others waited their turn to lose their possessions and one woman agreed to getting help and was taken to an emergency shelter in downtown Los Angeles.
For the HOPE Team, which began its work in 2006, that's progress. In its first year they saw more than 1,000 local clean-ups and helped more than 400 people find permanent or temporary housing.
Often times the teams work without the need for a trash truck in tow. More often than not, LAPD says their officers make contact with specific homeless people four or five times – sometimes a dozen – until they're willing to accept help. For some, seeing trash trucks come and crush their belongings into pieces over and over again – it becomes the catalyst they needed to accept the help they're offered.
"Sometimes you know they're upset in the first clean up and then after a couple times they think that maybe there is something to the services that you’re offering," Case said.
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The HOPE Team was formed to improve the city's response to the complex and diverse needs of homeless people and to support healthy neighborhoods.
Buehler? Buehler? Buehler?
We all remember the infamous roll call scene from the 1986 classic, Ferris Buehler's Day Off. Ben Stein, plays the role of Buehler's teacher and he goes down the list of last names until he gets to Buehler's and he's not there.
Since berth, Dodgers pitcher Walker Buehler has heard the line over and over again. He's embraced the name, and the movie puns that come with it. He even adopted the nickname "Ferris" on the back of his jersey during Player's Weekend this year.
So it came as no surprise, but definitely delight, that Fox Sports brought back Stein to reprise his role ahead of Buehler's start in Game 3 of the NLCS at Dodger Stadium.
In the clip shared on their Twitter account, Stein goes down the roll call list of NLCS stars: Yelich, Cain, Kemp, Puig. The clip is pretty funny until Ken Rosenthal makes an appearance with a very dry deadpan rendition of the role of "Cindy," in the original film.
Regardless, it's still worth watching and pretty cool for the 24-year-old rookie Buehler. Enjoy the clip below entitled "Walker Buehler's Play Off."
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Walker Buehler #21 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning in Game Three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
A pleasant good evening to you, wherever you may be.
Don't expect to see legendary Dodgers Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully in the broadcast booth during the upcoming three games of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium this week.
During the first two games of the series at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Fox Sports announcers Joe Buck and John Smoltz interviewed long-time Brewers broadcaster Bob Uecker in the booth during Game 2.
After the interview with Uecker, Buck extended an invitation on national television to Scully to join he and Smoltz when the series shifted to Los Angeles on Monday.
Scully famously told reporters that he had no plans to return to the booth when he retired at the end of the 2016 season, and reiterated that message when asked by the Los Angeles Times if he would join the Fox Sports announcers.
"I don't want to just take a bow," Scully told the Times. "I just don't feel right doing that."
Scully said that he didn't want to interrupt the duo of Buck and Smoltz especially after they had been together calling games all season, stating that they had been doing " a wonderful job."
Scully was the voice of the Dodgers for 66 years before he left the broadcast booth at the end of the 2016 regular season. Scully has returned to Dodger Stadium on occasion to watch a game from a suite, throw out the ceremonial first pitch (as he did in the 2017 World Series), or join fellow legends on the field as he did when his friend, and long-time Spanish language broadcaster, Jaime Jarrin was inducted into the Dodgers ring of honor earlier this season.
So for fans waiting to catch a glimpse of Scully or hear his baritone voice booming over the airwaves once again, they'll have to wait, or simply go back and catch some of Scully's best calls.
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Long-time Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully won't return to the booth after being invited by Joe Buck for NLCS showdown at Dodger Stadium.
Saudi Arabia’s government is discussing a plan to admit that missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, three people with knowledge of the situation tell NBC News.
According to two of the individuals, the Saudis are putting together an explanation that would absolve Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the putative leader of Saudi Arabia, of responsibility by giving him plausible deniability to say he didn’t order the killing and didn’t know about it.
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2018, file photo, people hold signs during a protest at the Embassy of Saudi Arabia about the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, in Washington.
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A Prince George's County police officer in Maryland has been arrested on rape charges after a woman living in the United States illegally told police he pulled her over and attacked her.
Officer 1st Class Ryan Macklin, a six-year veteran of the department, was arrested on charges including rape and assault, Chief Hank Stawinski announced Monday night. The officer has been suspended without pay.
The woman told police the officer pulled her over about 1 a.m. Thursday on University Boulevard in Langley Park. Then, she said he forced her to perform a sex act in her car in a nearby parking lot.
She is an undocumented immigrant, sources told News4.
"The charges against this officer are highly troubling. Officers take an oath to protect others, not to abuse their authority in order to victimize someone," Stawinski said." Those who live and work in Prince George’s County deserve the very best from the men and women of this department."
Police do not believe the officer targeted the woman because of her immigration status, the chief said.
It was not immediately clear if Macklin had a lawyer.
He was named a patrol officer of the month in March 2014. He conducted a traffic stop and found a handgun, a police blog says.
Donelan stressed that police were taking the allegation seriously.
"Within hours of the woman coming forward and telling us the events of what she says occurred to her, our officer was suspended. He is no longer a police officer. He can't act as a police officer. His police powers have been suspended," she said.
The officer has been stripped of his gun, badge and marked cruiser, Donelan said.
People living in the U.S. illegally are uniquely vulnerable to abuse by authorities, said Nick Katz, a lawyer with CASA de Maryland, an immigration advocacy and assistance organization.
"When the police are viewed as a gateway to immigration, to deportation, you're afraid to report crimes, especially something as intimate as sexual assault," he said.
Prince George's County police are looking into whether the officer may have assaulted more than one person.
Anyone with information on the attack or other attacks is asked to call 301-772-4795. Help in English and Spanish is available.
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Officer Ryan Macklin
The sound of silence.
Jhoulys Chacin and the Brewers bullpen converged to throw nine scoreless innings as Milwaukee shut out the Los Angeles Dodgers, 4-0, in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium.
After each team combined to score nine runs in Games 1 and 2 of the series, the trilogy featured a good old fashioned pitcher's duel between rookie right-hander Walker Buehler and Jhoulys Chacin.
Despite getting beat by walks in Game 3 of the NLDS against the Braves, Buehler still issued a free pass to Christian Yelich in the first inning, and he scored three pitches later on an RBI double down the left field line by Ryan Braun.
"I love just the emotion of these games, the adrenaline everyone is able to play with," said Braun of his RBI.
Buehler bounced back with four consecutive scoreless innings before center fielder Cody Bellinger crashed into the wall on a fly ball from Travis Shaw that resulted in a triple for the Brewers second baseman.
Shaw would score two pitches later on a wild pitch and Milwaukee led 2-0 with a rested bullpen ready to shut down the Dodgers.
"The block tonight with a shot to third base, a backup slider, he just couldn't get around," Dodgers' manager Dave Roberts said of the wild pitch. "But that was a tougher play than it seemed, than it looked like."
Shaw is the son of long-time Dodgers reliever, Jeff Shaw, who played for the Dodgers between 1998 and 2001. None of those teams ever made the playoffs, so Shaw told Travis to not take the moment for granted and to remember how special playing in the postseason is before the game.
Buehler bounced back from his first taste of the postseason in Atlanta, but still was the hard-luck loser on Monday, allowing four runs on five hits with one walk and eight strikeouts in seven strong innings.
"I thought he couldn't command his curveball," Roberts said of Buehler. "I thought there were opportunities to get ahead of hitters with the breaking ball and he was trying but just couldn't really strike it. I thought the fastball had really good life and command all night long. The punch-outs speak to that. And he did enough to a point to keep us in the ballgame."
Orlando Arcia put the finishing touches on Buehler's night with a two-run homer into the short porch in right field to give the Brewers a 4-0 lead.
"That was my thid at-bat against him, and he pitched me the same sequence," said Arcia. "He started with breaking balls early. I was looking for a fastball that I could put a good contact on and thankfully I was able to get it and put a good drive towards it."
Entering the postseason, Arcia had just three homers in 366 plate appearances. Thus far in the 2018 playoffs, Arcia has 3 homers in just 19 plate appearances, including two against the Dodgers in the NLCS.
"Orlando has always been a guy that you want to put a moment on him, put pressure on him," Counsell said. "Put the spotlight on him. He loves it. And I'm not surprised that he's thriving in playoff atmosphere. He has this love and he's wired the right way for this kind of baseball."
After mounting comebacks in Games 1 and 2, the Dodgers bats went silent in Game 3, and will need to awaken on Tuesday in Game 4.
Corey Knebel threw 1 and 2/3 innings of scoreless relief, and struck out four of the five batters he faced.
Joakim Soria, Josh Hader, and Jeremy Jeffress combined to pitch a scoreless eighth and ninth.
The Dodgers loaded the bases with a chance to tie the game in the bottom of the ninth, but Yasmani Grandal and Brian Dozier struck out in back-to-back at-bats to end the game.
"We had the right guys in those moments and we just didn't execute," said Roberts. "We were 0 for 10 with runners in scoring position."
He's right, Los Angeles was 0-for-10 in the game with runners in scoring position and left eight men on-base.
Three of the Brewers six playoff wins this year have been shut outs, and it's the first time they've pitched three shutouts in their franchise's postseason history, and just the third team in MLB history to do it, joining the 1905 New York Giants and 1966 Baltimore Orioles.
According to STATS, the Brewers became the first visiting team to pitch a postseason shutout at Dodger Stadium since the Philadelphia Philles did it in Game 1 of the 1983 NLCS.
Los Angeles had gone 50 consecutive home playoff games without being blanked, the second-longest streak in major league history behind 61 straight for the Boston Red Sox.
The Dodgers will try to even the series Rich Hill will start Game 4 for Los Angeles, with Milwaukee starting Game 1 starter Gio Gonzalez. First pitch is scheduled for 6:09PM PT.
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Pitcher Walker Buehler #21 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts after giving up a two-run home run during the seventh inning of Game Three of the National League Championship Series against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium on October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)