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A man was caught on surveillance video vandalizing a Venice Beach bar using two Bird scooters.
On the video, the man is seen picking up a scooter and breaking a window at the Brig, a bar located on the 1500 block of Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice.
Minutes later, the man is seen throwing two scooters through the same window.
Other security cameras also captured the man, who appeared to be agitated, muttering and finger pointing. The man proceeded to ride away on the bike.
The incident happened around 7 a.m. on Oct. 3. and it's still unknown what made the man do what he did.
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After a woman was sexually assaulted in September, the Arcadia Police Department used DNA evidence recovered during the investigation to identify the sexual assault suspect as 27-year-old Robert Anthony Padilla of El Monte.
Padilla is believed to be a transient at this time, and police released a description of the suspect: 6-foot 1-inch; 190 pounds; brown/black hair.
The alleged incident occurred on Sept. 8, when an adult female was sexually assaulted while walking on the 2300 block of S. Santa Anita Avenue according to the Arcadia Police Department.
The suspect is alleged to have approached the victim from behind, grabbing her and forcefully moving her behind a hedge, where he sexually assaulted the victim per Arcadia Police. The woman eventually escaped and ran away from the suspect on foot, while the suspect left the scene on a silver or metal colored BMX-style bicycle per police.
Anyone with information on the incident or Padilla's wherabouts is asked to contact the Arcadia Police Department at (626)574-5156, Cade #18-4073. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the "P3 Tips" Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store, or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.
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Robert Anthony Padilla was identified as the suspect in a sexual assault.
You truly can't group all movie mavens together, on any one topic, but one pretty true fact is this: While it is cool to see a giant bug or werewolf or cosmic traveler on the big screen, encountering such a being in real life gives basically everyone, even the bravest among us, the quaky knees.
Because creating a realistic, ultra-scary movie monster?
It is quite the art form, a discipline that stretches back through the decades 'round these movie-making parts.
If you're curious about just how quaky your knees might get, while standing near an over-sized insect from "Starship Troopers" or props from "Alien Resurrection," you can find out now, at The Hollywood Museum.
That's where "30 Years of Make-up, Monsters, and Magic," an exhibit devoted to the creative, creature-making calling, is on view, and just in time for the hauntingest season of the year, too.
The critter-packed display came together "...in association with the Academy Award-winning Special Creature and Character Studio Amalgamated Dynamics," an outfit that has been fashioning some of the most frightening figures to ever appear on the silver screen.
Might you encounter masks from your gnarliest nightmares? You surely might.
Could you spy spine-tingling sights from "It" and "The Nun" and "Bright" and other recent horror and genre flicks?
Oh yes, such eek-inducing artifacts are in the glass cabinets, just steps from where you'll stand to get a closer look...if you dare. (Of course you do dare, we'll assume.)
A "full-sized" Predator and Alien, from, you got it, "Predator vs. Alien" are in the house, too. Count on, though, seeing a host of skin-prickly superstars from a line-up of recent blockbusters and famously fearsome flicks.
The Hollywood Museum is open Wednesdays through Sundays, from 10 a.m. to 5 o'clock. An adult ticket is $15.
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Eye three decades of monstrous make-up wizardry at The Hollywood Museum. (Pictured: Actress Susan Olsen bravely visited a "Starship Trooper" bug at the exhibit's opening night.)
Even as city crews finished removing tons of debris that had been dumped on a downtown sidewalk and police pushed forward with a criminal investigation, the question of how the waste got there from a nearby gated alley took an unexpected turn.
A man who identified himself as the manager of the adjacent property told NBC4 he was instructed by a city official last Thursday that if he had a crew move the trash onto the sidewalk, it would be picked up the following morning as part of approved trash collection.
The Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation does have provisions for scheduling a special pick up of so-called "bulky items" such as refrigerators, but that does not encompass tons of loose building materials and other debris, said spokesperson Elena Stern. Regardless, Stern said, the bureau's records do not show a special pick-up scheduled last Friday for the property on S. Main Street, just south of E. 12th street.
As such, the trash remained on the sidewalk through the weekend until Monday, when the city dispatched a crew with special equipment, including a mini backhoe, to remove it. It totaled seven tons, Stern said.
The neighborhood is at the west edge of downtown's fashion district and includes a variety of of shops, some wholesale only, dealing mainly in apparel and accessories. The alley runs between an idle building, which the property manager is attempting to lease out, and a shop to the south.
Several shopkeepers said the trash had been moved onto the sidewalk sometime after business hours Thursday and was in place Friday morning. It completely blocked the sidewalk on the east side of Main Street and spilled into the roadway.
"This absolutely will not be tolerated," tweeted Capt. Marc Reina, commanding officer of LAPD Central Division.
The property manager, who did not disclose his name, said he had been working for some time to dispose of the waste, which he contends was dumped illegally onto his property by someone who broke through the gate that secures the alley. He declined to name which sanitation supervisor allegedly approved the dumping, saying he did not want to get her in trouble.
Illegal dumping, if proven, is a misdemeanor. LAPD has obtained security camera video showing the dumping, said Det. Lt. Cliff Humphris, but he declined to reveal what it shows.
From the adorable Kershaw siblings to a determined looking Danny Trejo and the family of Jackie Robinson, we have a collection of some of the best ceremonial first pitches at Dodger Stadium.
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Former Los Angeles Dodgers player Andre Ethier throws out the ceremonial first pitch prior to Game 3 of the National League Championship Series between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Hollywood celebrities show off their Dodger blue.
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Actor Will Ferrell attends Game Three of the National League Championship Series between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Hordes of rats are brazenly taking over homes inside a New York City public housing building, stomach-turning video shows, and even worse, may have bitten a baby Monday morning.
Tenants at NYCHA's Claremont Rehab in the Bronx say the giants rats have been taking over their apartments after a basement garbage compactor was shut down last week, driving the rats upward.
One video taken last week shows a group of rats popping out from behind a washing machine and scampering across the kitchen sink, one right after another. The family in that apartment boarded up the kitchen, fearful the rats would attack their dog.
Another tenant showed video of two drowned rats in his toilet.
"We're getting tired of this every day -- look, wake up and we see rats, not even mice, in our toilets," he says. "It's disgusting. We pay rent every month on time, and this is why we pay rent for?"
Worst of all, Asia Clemente said she found a rat biting her 1-year-old son's stomach while the child was sleeping Monday morning, and showed photos of the bloody wound. She took her son to the hospital, where he was placed on antibiotics.
"Every mother's worst nightmare when you have a child, especially a sick one,' she said. "You can't do nothing, you helpless."
Clemente thinks the rat was gnawing at the feeding tube attached to baby Daniel's stomach. She said it was the second time that the boy, who suffers from multiples health conditions, has been bitten by a rat. She's worried now that the rats will chew through her son's oxygen tube: "My son's not getting no air" if that happens.
Clemente said she can't leave because the family was already transferred once this year. They arrived at Claremont to escape rats in another NYCHA building.
NYCHA tenant leader Daniel Barber said Con Edison workers won't even go into the basement because the rat infestation was so bad.
In a statement, NYCHA spokesman Michael Giardina said, "Our residents should not have to live in these conditions. Since this first came to our attention, we have taken aggressive steps to address the current infestation by eliminating rodent access to the building and the apartments, which will also keep future rodents away. We apologize to our residents and will continue to vigilantly monitor this situation."
NYCHA says staff have been stationed at the building throughout the weekend to inspect and address the conditions, and are plastering walls to block any passageways for rats to get in. Exterminators are also treating the basements, and four compactor rooms have been closed while work is being done down there, NYCHA says.
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Rats appear at a NYCHA apartment in the Bronx
A man was fatally stabbed early Tuesday morning in an Anaheim strip mall.
Officers responded about 1 a.m. to a strip mall at 2877 W. Lincoln Ave., regarding a stabbing and located a wounded man believed to be in his 30s, according to Sgt. Daron Wyatt of the Anaheim Police Department. The man was transported to a hospital where he died.
No arrests were reported Tuesday morning.
Anyone with information on this incident was urged to contact Orange County Crime Stoppers at (855) 947-6227.
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Police tape is pictured Tuesday Oct. 16, 2018 at an Anaheim strip mall.
Come face-to-face with Dracula, Frankenstein's monster, and more baddies at the fantastical repository of famous figures in Hollywood.
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Bela Lugosi's take on a certain cape-wearing count continues to fascinate and spook us, even today. Here's your chance to sidle up to Dracula, without fear of him eying your neck, for a memorable and macabre pic.
The Archdiocese of Washington has released the names of 28 former members of clergy who they say were "credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors" dating back as far as 1948.
The Catholic archdiocese said it assembled the list on the orders of Cardinal Donald Wuerl, who is set to resign next month after a Pennsylvania grand jury report said he allowed priests accused of sexually abusing children to be reassigned or reinstated when he was the bishop of Pittsburgh.
Wuerl said in a statement that there had not been a credible allegation of abuse of a minor by a priest of the archdiocese in almost 20 years, and that no priest in active ministry had ever been accused.
"This list is a painful reminder of the grave sins committed by clergy, the pain inflicted on innocent young people and the harm done to the Church's faithful, for which we continue to seek forgiveness," Wuerl's statement said.
The names of the priests can be found on the archdiocese's website. A number of the members of clergy were convicted of crimes, and many have died.
SNAP, a national network of sexual abuse victims, said they suspect the list is incomplete.
"It's hard to believe that we only had 28," David Lorenz of the organization told News4.
The Pennsylvania grand jury report found that some 300 priests abused more than 1,000 children since the 1940s, and Wuerl is one of a string of bishops in six dioceses the report says covered up for them.
Most of the victims were boys. Some were teens, while others were prepubescent. Several alleged victims were lured with alcohol or pornography. Afterward, they turned to substance abuse and even suicide to escape the lingering trauma.
Wuerl has asked for prayers and forgiveness for what he calls his lapse of judgment in dealing with reports of abuse by priests.
The archbishop recently called for a "Season of Healing," inviting parishes and parishioners to observe six weeks of Friday prayers in recognition of the pain of the victims and the need for healing.
Last month, a man stood in a Mass Wuerl was celebrating in D.C. and yelled "Shame on you" after Wuerl asked parishioners to keep Pope Francis in their prayers.
The Washington Archdiocese urges anyone aware of suspected sexual misconduct to report it to authorities or call the Office of Child Protection and Safe Environment for the Archdiocese of Washington at 301-853-5302.
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The Mega Millions jackpot has surpassed the previous record for the largest prize in the game's history, ballooning to $667 million ahead of Tuesday night's drawing.
The previous all-time record for Mega Millions was $656 million for a drawing on March 30, 2012.
The lucky ticket that matches all six numbers on Tuesday and chooses the lump sum will take home $380 million.
“It’s always a thrill to have both jackpots rolling, but there’s an extra spark now with Mega Millions reaching a new record,” Gordon Medenica, Mega Millions' lead director, said in a release. “Everyone is talking about the jackpot and running out to buy tickets for tonight’s drawing.”
Mega Millions' jackpot has been growing since July, when a group of California office co-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 and the odds of matching all six numbers and winning the jackpot is one in 302.5 million.
Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesdays and Fridays at 11 p.m. ET. The game 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 third largest overall.
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The NBA is back.
The Lakers are back.
Sure, opening night of the 2018-19 NBA season doesn't feature the Los Angeles Lakers, but that doesn't mean all eyes aren't on LA. They are. The Lakers have the best basketball player on the planet dressed in a noticeably undersized gold jersey that serves to only further enhance a physique that would intimidate all of Mount Olympus.
With one $164 million stroke of the pen, LeBron James has transformed the complexion of the Los Angeles Lakers, basketball and the NBA like only a superstar of his statuesque stature could.
On the court, the best comparison for James is Earvin "Magic" Johnson, but James plays in a different era and is a different player than the five-time champion. Johnson's not-so-subtle purpose is to bring the Lakers a title in honor of the late Dr. Jerry Buss—Johnson's mentor and longtime owner of the Lakers.
With James, Johnson brought magic back to the Lakers. Now, the Lakers are closer to a title than they've been since Kobe Bryant and Derek Fisher were celebrating with an open palm to mark five titles in 2010.
Eight years later, the Lakers look ready to escape out of a black hole that featured a five-year postseason drought.
Now, the games finally count. The Lakers are no longer a lottery team or even a fringe playoff team. With James, the Lakers are a playoff team. However, the Lakers don't enter the season as favorites to win the Western Conference.
The Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors are clear and away the top two teams in the conference. The Warriors begin their season on Tuesday with a ring ceremony, and the regular season champion Rockets begin their season on Wednesday—both before the Lakers tip-off on Thursday in a tough game against Portland.
The Blazers are a better team, especially at home, than the Lakers on day No. 1 of the season, so a defeat at Portland shouldn't come as a shock or even a setback. Even with James on the roster, the Lakers winning in Portland would be an impressive accomplishment.
On Saturday, the Lakers begin a new era with James taking the Staples Center home court in a game that matters for the first time. The excitement is impossible to contain for the city, and the atmosphere at Staples Center on a regular season night promises to rival, possibly beat the electricity on offer at an October night at Dodger Stadium.
It's James' team now, and the Lakers can be a real problem come playoff time. Regardless of seeding, James on the Lakers makes them an automatic championship contender. Initially, though, the Lakers expect to have defensive deficiencies that will cost the team games.
Offensively, James' addition alone elevates the team, especially in late game situations. Rajon Rondo is one of the smartest NBA minds in the league by nearly all accounts, and Rondo is looking like the likely starter to on opening night.
That convenient decision comes due to Lonzo Ball missing most of preseason and still working on his conditioning. Ball's addition to the second unit, regardless of how ephemeral, only promises even more fluidity for a player like Kyle Kuzma.
Given that the Lakers expect to start JaVale McGee with James and Brandon Ingram in the front court, Kuzma should be the Lakers' stable scoring sixth man. Ball's addition to the second unit—or Rondo's if Lakers coach Luke Walton decides to switch the point guards at any stage during the season—should only improve Kuzma's chances of capturing the Sixth Man of the Year award.
Kuzma may not be the favorite, but if he can provide the scoring punch he routinely administered during his rookie season, the proud Flint, Michigan native should be in the running for the award.
Josh Hart may start, or Kentavious Caldwell-Pope may get the starting shooting guard spot. The former is probably a better fit for the second unit than the latter. Hart, to his credit, fits better with both units, but Caldwell-Pope offers far more utility as a starter than coming off the bench. So, Hart playing as a backup that regularly finishes games seems to make the most sense for maximizing the roster.
Michael Beasley and Lance Stevenson are two players than expect to get minutes off the bench, as well, but neither is in the conversation to regularly start for the Lakers because LA is banking on the youth of Ingram, Hart, Kuzma and Ball to develop during the season.
James and Rondo arriving to provide a championship level of leadership and knowledge should only assist that growth process for the individuals and the team as a whole.
To his credit, James looked as strong and sharp as ever in preseason. He displayed the type of form that should erase enough mistakes to get the team early wins it probably doesn't deserve. Regardless of how the season starts, though, the Lakers have enough talent and depth to make the playoffs, even in a loaded Western Conference.
Once in the postseason, the Lakers have James, so they are automatically championship contenders. Betting on the best player on the planet in a best-of-seven series isn't a bad bet. Yes, the Lakers are back to being championship contenders, and that status should only improve in a year's time when Johnson and James look to use open salary cap space and a playoff tested, developing roster to lure another superstar to LA—with Kevin Durant's name conspicuously floating about.
But the conversation about who will join James can wait for another summer. The superstar's arrival in LA has already propelled the most popular brand in the history of the league back to the forefront of the 82-game NBA drama—and well beyond that point if one considers James' entertainment projects.
On Tuesday, the NBA returns, and this season, the Lakers are back.
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LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers at the UCLA Health Training Center during the 2018-19 training camp. (Shahan Ahmed/KNBC)
"M, I, C..." is how a famous song about a famous mouse goes, but you may sometimes want to sing "M, ice creeeeeam..."
For a person can't help but have ice cream on the brain while paying a visit to The Happiest Place on Earth.
After all, both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure are well-known for lollies and cupcakes and chocolate-covered Mickey ears and hundreds of other treats that are perfect for noshing while waiting in a ride queue.
Of course, Downtown Disney District, the stretch of shopping and entertainment choices next to the theme parks, now has its own creamy claim to make in the Anaheim arena of ice-cold goodies.
Look to the brand-new Salt & Straw scoop shop, which debuted just ahead of mid-October 2018 in the district, for further flavorful proof.
The Portland-started sweet-maker has become known for its artisanal, interesting-of-flavor, quirky-of-name ice creams, and the Downtown Disney outpost is already continuing that whimsical tradition.
For seasonal flavors like The Great Candycopia and Candied Pumpkin Potion are on the fall 2018 menu, as are more traditional offerings.
Those offerings often come with backstories, and relationships with local honey or lavender purveyors, is the way with this quality ice creamery, which also has shops in the Arts District in LA, in San Diego, and in San Francisco, too.
But the one at Downtown Disney? It's the first Orange County location for Salt & Straw, and given its proximity to the parks, it will bustle with both locals and visitors looking for a luxe lick or two.
Portland's Osmose Design is behind the "modern-day mercantile" appearance of the dessert destination, and while the shop isn't fully Disney-esque, it serves as a natty neighbor to the parks.
It's that slightly nostalgic but airy-of-space vibe that people expect when calling upon the area for a meal, bowling, a spin on Space Mountain, and, as of mid-October, one of the yummiest, fancy-pants-iest ice cream scoops around.
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The boutique ice-creamery brings its artisanal scoops to the theme-park-tastic shopping district.
More than two years before the 2020 election, President Donald Trump has already raised over $100 million for his re-election bid, with almost $47 million still in the bank, NBC News reported.
The Federal Election Committee filings show a historic amount of money that comes from many small-dollar donations as well as large donors, including $250,000 from venture capitalist Peter Thiel.
The campaign spent $7.7 million over the last three months, according to the data. It also donated $2,000 to more than 100 separate Republican candidates nationwide.
By contrast, President Barack Obama had yet to announce his re-election campaign at this point in his presidency and had just $2.3 million in his bank account.
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This Oct. 2, 2018, file photo shows President Donald Trump arrive to speak at a campaign rally at the Landers Center Arena in Southaven, Miss.
A 100-foot Christmas tree has arrived at the Grove in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. The white fir from Northern California will be decorated with more than 15,000 lights and 10,000 festive ornaments for its grand debut at the holiday tree lighting show on Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m.
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A 100-foot Christmas tree arrived at the Grove in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018.
Listen here, please, if you will: You are not obligated to pay any nevermind to those naysayers who claim that fall flat-out doesn't happen in Southern California.
After all, they're using another region's template of autumn to judge what happens here, when one thing is for sure: Our area of the planet has always confidently done things in its own inimitable way, thank you very much, up to and including the very seasons of the year.
See our chilly, gloomy May and June, for starters.
And this is how we autumn: We let our mountains address the whole leaf-turning topic first, in October, before we watch our lowland oaks and cottonwoods go golden closer to Thanksgiving.
So it is no surprise that, as of the middle of October 2018, our close-by mountains are holding up their autumnal end of the beautiful bargain.
The California Fall Color blog, the one with the tagline "Dude, autumn happens here, too," reports that several spots around the San Bernardino Mountains are reaching peak fall color.
In fact, the urgent call of "Go Now!" has been sounded for Green Valley Lake, Big Bear, and Grass Valley Lake, with the colorful foliage standing at around 75%-100% (as in, fully turned).
Lake Arrowhead has been deemed "Near Peak" as of Oct. 15, but don't dally if you'd like to see the pretty hues this area has to offer: They're up next.
"A Painter's Palette of Peak" is how the foliage-lush areas of the San Bernardino Mountains are being described on the fall-championing blog, if that tempts your leaf-peeping soul.
A soul, we'll guess, that is uncowed and unpersuaded by anyone who says that autumn and Southern California just don't mix.
They do, is the true thing, and the proof is in the peak, or peaks, rather, right now, in the spectacular San Bernardinos.
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It's the middle of October, and several mountain-close SoCal spots are nearing their foliage-pretty peaks.
California voters will cast ballots for statewide offices, including the race for governor, and other contests Nov. 6 in the midterm elections.
Below, you'll find election day resources, including links to county elections offices and helpful tools to find your polling place.
Polls will be open Tuesday Nov. 6 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Find Your Polling Place
Click on the link to your county elections office below to find your polling place.
Early Voting and Vote-by-Mail Ballot Drop-0ff Locations
Why wait until Nov. 6 for some civic engagement? As of July, more than 2.2 million of Los Angeles County's 5.1 million registered voters were permanent vote-by-mail voters.
All registered California voters need to do is visit a county elections office to request a vote-by-mail ballot. The ballots are available through Election Day and, yes, they come in the mail with an "I Voted" sticker. Click here to find your county office.
But Before You Do That, Register to Vote
The voter registration deadline in California is 15 days before Election Day. Registration for the November election must be postmarked or submitted electronically no later than Oct. 22, but you can still register for the next election or "conditionally" register at a county elections office or vote center. The ballots will be processed once the county elections office completes voter verification.
What If I Just Moved?
If you already updated your address with the Department of Motor Vehicles or US Postal Service, your registration will automatically update. If not, click here to register.
Umm, I'm Not Even Sure I'm Registered
It's ok, the California Secretary of State has you covered. Just click here to check on your voter status.
What If My Name Isn't on the Official Polling Place List?
Voters who believe they've registered, but arrive at a polling place only to find they're not on the official voter registration list can cast a provisional ballot. The same is true for vote-by-mail voters who did not receive a ballot or forgot to bring it to the polling place. Provisional ballots go into a special envelope, and they're counted after it's confirmed that you're registered to vote.
Find out how to check your provisional vote's status here.
What If I Changed My Name?
You'll need to re-register. Ideally, you'd first update your California driver's license or ID with the DMV.
Ballot 101: What is California's November Election All About?
California had an Open Primary in June, which means candidates for an office from all parties, plus "No Party Preference" candidates, ran against one another in one race. Now, the top two vote-getters, regardless of party affiliation, square off in the General Election in November. The ballot will include state offices, Congressional contests, local and statewide measures and other races.
Statewide Ballot Propositions
Voters will decide on 11 statewide ballot propositions. Click here for details on each issue.
Something Didn't Seem Right at the Polling Place
Do you know about California's Voter Bill of Rights? If you feel like your right to vote was violated or any of those conditions were not met, you can contact the Secretary of State.
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Evil clowns, possessed nuns, villains and the dead haunt you at Warner Bros. Horror Made Here. Enter the creepy twisted carnival that offers five mazes from some of Warner Bros. infamous horror films.
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Once you see IT... At Warner Bros. Horror Made Here, Halloween lovers enter the creepy twisted carnival that offers five mazes from some of Warner Bros. most famously frightening horror films.
More than 90 percent of House Democratic candidates in top races outraised their Republican rivals over the past three months as Democrats continue to hold a substantial fundraising edge with less than a month to go before Election Day.
New fundraising figures filed with the Federal Election Commission show that Democratic candidates more than doubled Republican fundraising in the 108 districts considered the most competitive by the nonpartisan Cook Political Report. In some cases, challengers outraised Republican incumbents by a factor of three or more, NBC News reported.
Fundraising success is far from a direct predictor of electoral success — some Democratic candidates in high-profile special elections earlier this cycle fell short despite their cash advantages. And some of these Republican incumbents are still in strong shape despite their fundraising deficits.
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Katie Hill, Democrat running for California's 25th Congressional district seat in Congress, speaks during the opening of the SCV Democratic Headquarters for 2018 in Newhall, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018.
Davis police are investigating reports that two Da Vinci Charter Academy students brought cookies they baked containing one of their grandfather's cremated remains to school and gave them to nine other students.
The sugar cookies were reportedly brought to school on Oct. 4, Davis police Lt. Paul Doroshov told NBC affiliate KCRA. There were no reports of students getting physically ill from consuming the cookies, Doroshov said.
Police are investigating, but have been unable to prove that human remains were baked into the cookies.
All of the information about the tampered cookies come from statements made by students.
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