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    West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval: Having to phone a half million people, all to tell them to meet you on Santa Monica Boulevard between La Cienega Boulevard and Doheny Drive? That's time-consuming, so thank goodness that this annual Halloween night spectacular is already known far, wide, and even further beyond. Thousands of revelers show in elaborate, cheeky, and often adult'd-up costumes at the free parade, one that sees musical entertainment, DJs, the opportunity to shake your stuff, and places to buy eats/drinks. The hours? Be there from 6 to 10:30 p.m., paraders o' Halloween.

    "The Shining" on the Big Screen: All Hallows Eve is famously frightful, but what of All Hallows Eve Eve? That's Oct. 30, yes, and The Wiltern will greet the ghoulish evening with the most haunted hotel ever: The Overlook. In fact, the Art Deco landmark makes an ideal place to see the Stanley Kubrick classic, which details one very, very, very long winter in the mountains. Danny may not be here, Mrs. Torrance, but "The Shining" revs up the Sno-Cat at 7 p.m. (well, that's when doors open). Costumes? They're welcome, but peruse the asterisks.

    "American Horror Story" style: Find yourself swooning over the stylish ensembles of the latest iteration of the hit horror TV series? A conversation-filled evening devoted to these outfits is on tap on Tuesday, Oct. 30, and a ticket is free. The Style of Scare! with American Horror Story: Apocalypse is the name of the to-do, which features costume designers Lou Eyrich and Paula Bradley of the show (and actors Leslie Grossman and Cody Fern). Best RSVP, even though it is free, and arrive early for the 6:30 p.m. start. The diabolical details are at this page, where you can also register.

    Movember opens: The first day of November isn't just about packing away your costume for the year; you'll want to get a clean shave, if you're planning on participating in this annual fundraiser for men's health. After your Nov. 1 shave? You'll grow a mustache, all month long. You can shave at home, if you like, or join a shaving event. There's a Shave the Date to-do at the Movember Foundation Barbershop in Culver City, or you can find another happening closer to home or work. Are you ready to grow, and grow this great cause, too, as you do? Mustache-growing dudes and Mo Sista, begin here.

    Freddie Mercury Look-Alike Contest: The majesty that is and forever will be Mr. Mercury is celebrated in countless ways by the fans, from replaying videos to t-shirts bearing his image to gathering groups to see "Bohemian Rhapsody" when it opens on Nov. 2. It is headed for the TCL Chinese Theatre, but, before November, there's a look-alike contest in the landmark's forecourt on Wednesday, Oct. 31. Will you don your favorite Freddie stage wear, all to pay tribute a man who lifted so many souls with his sensational outlook and spirited songs? Be at the Tinseltown theater at 5 o'clock on Halloween.



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    Over a half million people, many in elaborate costumes, will parade along Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood on Wednesday, Oct. 31.Over a half million people, many in elaborate costumes, will parade along Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood on Wednesday, Oct. 31.

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  • Gunshot wounds put an average of 8,300 kids into the hospital every year, according to an analysis released Monday.

    Close to half of them were shot on purpose and another 40 percent were shot accidentally, the researchers reported. Six percent of those who made it to the hospital died, the team at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine reported.

    They said while mass school shootings get the headlines, there’s a day-in, day-out toll that adds up to even more, NBC News reported.



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    Patricia Padauy, right, passes a handwritten note to her friend Sharamy Angarita, as they clean and sort out items at the memorial site of Padauy's son Joaquin Oliver in Parkland, Fla., Wednesday, March 28, 2018.Patricia Padauy, right, passes a handwritten note to her friend Sharamy Angarita, as they clean and sort out items at the memorial site of Padauy's son Joaquin Oliver in Parkland, Fla., Wednesday, March 28, 2018.

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    Demons, superheroes and the pope?

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    With jurors saying they were hopelessly deadlocked, a federal judge declared a mistrial Monday in the trial of two Pomona police officers accused of filing false reports in the violent arrest of a teenager at the Los Angeles County Fair three years ago.

    The jury was divided 11-1 in favor of guilt on all counts in the trial of Cpl. Chad Kenneth Jensen and Officer Prince Taylor Hutchinson. Another hearing in the case was scheduled for next Monday afternoon.

    The two Pomona Police Department officers were facing federal civil rights charges stemming from the arrest of a teenage boy at the Los Angeles County Fair three years ago and the alleged cover-up.

    Jensen was charged with deprivation of rights under color of law for allegedly beating the unarmed 16-year-old boy on Sept. 16, 2015. Prosecutors contended that Jensen violated the teen's constitutional rights, which include the right to be free from the use of unreasonable and unnecessary force, and that the assault resulted in bodily injury.

    Jensen, 51, and his partner, Hutchinson were charged with preparing false reports that attempted to justify the use of force. The U.S. Attorney's Office alleges that in a report prepared soon after the incident, Jensen falsely wrote that the teenager attempted to punch Jensen's face and that the boy came within arm's reach of another officer who was escorting someone who had been placed under arrest.

    Hutchinson, 32, similarly was accused of writing a report that falsely stated the teen had come within two to three feet of the officer who was escorting the arrestee, and that the alleged victim had "yelled at the crowd, trying to incite unrest" at the Pomona Fairplex.

    A third defendant in the case -- PPD Sgt. Michael Timothy Neaderbaomer -- who was assigned to the PPD's Internal Affairs unit -- is charged with obstruction of justice for making false statements to the alleged victim's family designed to dissuade them from reporting the incident to law enforcement. Neaderbaomer, 50, will be tried separately in December.

    Two years ago, the city of Pomona reportedly paid the alleged victim $500,000 to settle a civil lawsuit over the violent arrest.


    The family of 16-year-old Christian Aguilar claims police acted inappropriately violent in a 2015 confrontation and then covered up the incident.The family of 16-year-old Christian Aguilar claims police acted inappropriately violent in a 2015 confrontation and then covered up the incident.

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    A worker fell into a grape-picking machine and died in Napa County Monday, according to Cal/OSHA.

    The Napa County Medical Examiner's office identified the worker as Leon Marcelo Lua, a 49-year-old Napa resident.

    Rescue crews responded to reports of a person who fell into a grape-picking machinery in Napa County, according to Cal Fire.

    The incident occurred at the Deconinck Vineyards at 1006 Monticello Road.

    Cal/OSHA is investigating the incident.

    Further information was not immediately available.

    Refresh the page for more information on this developing story. Details may change as more information becomes available.



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    Rescue crews are responding to reports of a person who fell into and is stuck in a grape picker in Napa County, according to Cal Fire.Rescue crews are responding to reports of a person who fell into and is stuck in a grape picker in Napa County, according to Cal Fire.

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    A Vista man arrested and charged with murder more than a year after his wife's "suspicious" disappearance entered a not guilty plea at his arraignment Monday.

    Hector Martinez, 39, is accused of killing his wife Maria Elena Guzman-Cordova, 38, in October of 2017 and disposing her body near Palomar Mountain.

    Deputies arrested Martinez last Thursday weeks after investigators found Guzman's remains, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department (SDSO). Deputies said that evidence gathered over the course of their investigation linked Martinez to her death.

    Cordova was last seen leaving her home on North Santa Fe Avenue on Oct. 13. Her family reported her missing the following day.

    Martinez told police that Guzman left their Vista apartment that night to go for a walk after the two had had an argument. Martinez reported that Guzman didn't take anything with her.

    Her family told investigators that she suffered from depression and didn't have her medication.

    Prosecutors said Monday that Martinez killed his wife, possibly while their youngest daughter was in the home, and disposed of it the next day. Deputy District Attorney Marnie Layon said investigators believe Martinez had Guzman's body in the trunk of his car while he dropped his daughter off at his parent's house.

    Guzman may have wanted to end their marriage at the time of her disappearance, according to the District Attorney's office.

    Martinez pleaded not guilty to murder and is being held without bail. If convicted he faces 25 years to life in prison. His next court appearance is scheduled for November 6.

    Layon said Martinez was a flight risk because he has a family home in Mexico.

    In September of this year, after nearly a year with and no leads, Guzman's family and the Sheriff's Department held a news conference to call for a renewal in the search.

    "It’s odd that someone would go missing under these circumstances, without taking a phone without taking their personal belongings, we’re definitely concerned, Maria’s family is concerned," SDSO Lt. Rich Williams said.

    Martinez told a Telemundo 20 reporter that it was possible his wife could have run away. When asked if he had a message for his wife who could see it on the news, Martinez promised her a better life if she returned.

    Deputies are asking anyone with information about the incident to call the department at (858) 285-6330, or at (858) 565-5200 after hours. Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477, or online at crimestoppers.org. The case number is 17153719.


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    A man wanted for sexually assaulting a woman while she was sleeping in her San Diego County home has been arrested in Los Angeles, police said. 

    Jeffrey Hanze, 55, who also uses the name Jeffrey Hanre, was taken into custody by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department just before 4 a.m. Monday.

    He was considered armed and dangerous and was wanted for a burglary and sexual assault that occurred on Monday, Oct. 1.

    The woman told police she awakened just before 2 a.m. to find a man in her Pacific Beach home. The man ran off before police could take him into custody. Investigators believe the man entered the home through an open window. 

    The victim lived on Chalcedony Street near Cass Street. 

    San Diego police identified Hanze as the prime suspect in the crime and released a photo of him last Friday. It is not clear how he was located in LA County. 

    Anyone with information on the case can call the SDPD’s Sex Crimes Unit at (619) 531-2210 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.



    Photo Credit: San Diego Police Department

    SDPD released an image of Jeffrey Hanze who is also known as Jeffrey Hanre. He should be considered armed and dangerous, police said.SDPD released an image of Jeffrey Hanze who is also known as Jeffrey Hanre. He should be considered armed and dangerous, police said.

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    A Mexican-born veteran who was deported twice, then later became a U.S. citizen is moving forward and doing something for the first time this election - voting. John Cádiz Klemack reports for NBC4 News on Monday, Oct. 29, 2018.


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    A body was found in a dumpster early Tuesday morning in Anaheim.

    Anaheim Police Department responded to a call at 2:15 a.m. from a person who located the body in a bag in a dumpster behind the Villa Del Amo apartments on the 2000 block of south Balboa street.

    According to Anaheim PD Sgt. Daron Wyatt, the body is inside a large bag that appears to be a suitcase or luggage, but the condition of the body remains unknown.

    Police are investigating if a crime scene took place behind the apartments, or if the body was moved from another location to the dumpster. 

    This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

     


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    How much would you be willing to pay to keep polluted runoff out of the ocean? That's one of the questions facing property owners at the polls next week. Patrick Healy reports for the NBC4 News on Monday, Oct. 29, 2018.



    Photo Credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

    A closeup on waves hitting the beach from the Pacific Ocean appear in this file photo from January 30, 2017 in Venice Beach, California.A closeup on waves hitting the beach from the Pacific Ocean appear in this file photo from January 30, 2017 in Venice Beach, California.

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    For the first time ever, the Keller High School Marching band will be in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and they'll be the only high school from Texas there in 2018.

    Freshman member Drew Bell is "very excited, like very excited" to be taking part. He's been playing the trumpet for four years, but how much has he practiced?

    "Not as much as I should," he said with a laugh.

    Right by his side will be senior and section leader Kailey Summons, and she has practiced as much as she should — not to play, but to serve as Bell's legs during their big performance, all because of a birth defect that left him in a wheelchair. And she's one of Bell's biggest fans.

    "Oh he's great, very positive attitude. He's so funny," Summons said. I mean he makes the best out of every situation. So, he's a good, he's a good kid."

    On a Thursday afternoon at Keller High School, the two are getting ready to perform before the football game in the band’s "Spirit Show."

    "There's Drew!" she yells as he comes into the cafeteria where the band is gathering. "You're just gonna be right here," Summons says to Bell.

    She looks after him, and he often needs it.

    “Wait, where's your gloves and gauntlets ... do you have your jug?" Summons asks through the course of getting ready.

    "I make sure he's ready for everything, so then it's just not me focused on me, it's me and him,” Summons says.

    For Bell, becoming a member of this marching band is a big deal. With its 400 members, it's one of the best in the country.

    "When did you know you wanted to be on the marching band at Keller?" he was asked.

    "For as long as I can remember. I just like this band," Bell said.

    Before becoming a member of this prestigious group, Bell faced challenges greater than most, including seven surgeries. He has spina bifida, meaning his spine didn't fully develop in the womb.

    "So I was born like this. So, I'm stuck with it and going to be stuck with it forever, till I die,” Bell said.

    Are there ever times when it frustrates him? 

    "No ... because I know that there's people way worse than me,” Bell said.

    And he doesn't let it get in his way of anything — including the biggest obstacle when it came to being on a marching band. Bell can't play his instrument and push his wheelchair at the same time. Someone needed to step up.

    "And then my private teacher and my band directors were kind of like, 'Well, if we can just get someone to be his feet and he can be the trumpet player,' and I was like, 'I'll do it!’" Summons said with enthusiasm.

    She didn't hesitate, and the entire band welcomed him with enthusiasm.

    "I wasn't expecting it,” Bell said. “I would think that they would like, maybe not like me, but now I know that they do. So it's really, it's really good."

    "You know, you just worry that he's going to be over on the side or something, you know what I mean?” said Bryan Bell, Drew’s father. “But since the first day I called Mr. McGahey [the Keller High School director of bands], I expressed those concerns and he said, 'Bryan, no. He's going to be a part of the band and we're excited about it.’"

    Bell is the first student on the Keller Marching Band to perform in a wheelchair. As a freshman, he'll play alongside the band in New York City in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, which is also a first for the school.

    "It's very exciting,” Summons said. “I never thought that I would be in any parade, let alone the Macy's Day Parade."

    Summons still gets to perform with the varsity marching band in competitions and at halftime of football games, but for the "Spirit Show," which is sometimes before a game, she skips playing her trumpet so Bell can be the one to shine.

    When they perform together, Summons is the one who has to memorize all of their movements, and she takes Bell where he needs to be on the field.

    She doesn't play so he can. And she means a lot to Bell.

    "Well, I wouldn't be able to march without her," he said. "She didn't have to do it, she wanted to—and that means a lot to me, and she doesn't get to play because of it."

    “I mean, it’s not really a sacrifice when you like doing it,” Summons said. “I just did it to make sure he knew that he always had a place in the band, and he always will.”

    Each choreographed step is a symbol of the day-to-day partnership between Summons and Bell, because their individual actions give way to a bigger message.

    When asked what Summons has learned from this experience, she said, "Just because someone is different from you, doesn't mean you have to treat them differently."

    Summons said no matter what field they play on, there are usually obstacles that take them a little longer, but they always find their way together.

    "You're still strapped in," Summons said to Bell as they waited at the bottom of the stadium’s stairs. "I know," he answered.

    She took his hand and together they climbed the stadium steps together to their seats with the rest of the band.

    "She's doing it because she felt it in her heart that she wanted to do it, and I think it's blessing her too,” said Bryan Bell. "A lesson is when you give of yourself and sacrifice, it blesses you and it makes you happy, more than it's helping — more than the other person is happy."

    It's a friendship that began with a selfless act of service and because the Keller marching band welcomes every student.

    Even though Summons is a senior this year, McGahey said he has no doubt that someone else will step up next year to help Bell as he continues his dream with the Keller High School Band.



    Photo Credit: NBC 5 News

    For the first time ever, the Keller High School Marching band will be in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and they'll be the only high school from Texas performing. We meet two of the students going, their friendship started with an act of service, Monday, October 29, 2018.For the first time ever, the Keller High School Marching band will be in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and they'll be the only high school from Texas performing. We meet two of the students going, their friendship started with an act of service, Monday, October 29, 2018.

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    Three children, believed to be all from the same family, were struck and killed at a school bus stop in Indiana Tuesday morning, police said.

    The crash happened around 7:30 a.m. in Fulton County near 4600 N. State Road 25, according to Indiana State Police. 

    Authorities said the children were at the bus stop on the west side of the road and the stop-arm on the bus was out when a pickup truck hit and killed the kids. 

    There were no children on the schools bus at the time of the crash. One other injury was also reported and that child was airlifted to Fort Wayne Hospital. Their condition were not immediately known. 

    Police said they believe the children killed were all from the same family. NBC affiliate WNDU reported the children were identified as two twin 6-year-old boys and their 9-year-old sister. 

    "Obviously that compounds this situation even more," said Sgt. Tony Slocum with the Indiana State Police's Peru District. "I just can't imagine the pain that family is going through. The one thing I'd like to tell people - we all have a responsibility to share the road in a safe manner. I don't know why this crash - why this person did not see the stop arm extended but we all need to pay a little more attention because it's all our responsibility to make sure our children get to and from school safely."

    Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation said all four children struck were students. 

    "Our school corporation has suffered a tragedy this morning," the group said in a statement. "We have learned of three student fatalities and one student seriously injured and airlifted to a Fort Wayne hospital as they were hit by a vehicle while boarding their bus. We have deployed all school counselors to meet the emotional needs of our staff, students and parents. We are awaiting to learn more confirmed details but wish to ask the community to come together to pray for the families, our students and our staff."

    One witness said her grandchildren were supposed to be at the bus stop as well but a last-minute change of plans kept them from being at the scene. 

    "I knew something bad happened," she said. 

    Police are interviewing the woman who was driving the pickup, according to the Associated Press. The accident happened near Rochester, about 100 miles north of Indianapolis. 

    Check back for more on this developing story. 


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    Ontario Mills Mall will be hiring holiday season staff members for its stores at a job fair Tuesday.

    Representatives of the shopping center said they expect to fill more than 500 part-time and full-time positions in more than 20 retail stores. The job fair will take place from noon until 7 p.m. 

    Interested applicants should bring several copies of their resume to the area of ​​the mall known as Fashion Alley, near Entrance No. 10. Each store will have a representative available to offer information on job opportunities. 

    For more information about jobs at Ontario Mills, click here.



    Photo Credit: Ontario Mills

    Ontario Mills is one of the largest malls in Southern California.Ontario Mills is one of the largest malls in Southern California.

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    If you happen to look out your window and up, at just the right moment, while you're occupying the passenger seat of a car, you might see some high-in-the-sky Southern Californian sights. 

    You could see the beautiful green Art Deco Wiltern, if you're on Wilshire Boulevard, or perhaps Guardians of the Galaxy, if you're in Anaheim, toodling past Disneyland Resort.

    And if you happen to be near Cal State Fullerton, just after Halloween, on a Saturday? Time it right and you'll spy a squash sailing at notable speed, from one side of a grassy expanse to, fingers crossed, the other.

    It's the famous Pumpkin Launch you're witnessing, a cool annual collaboration between Discovery Cube and Cal State University, Fullerton.

    The upshot? Well, "up" is key here: The STEM-focused event will see teams of science-loving students and area engineers gathering around gourds, gourds they intend to fling, with great force and impressive arc, at targets located across the university's athletic field.

    Yep, over 50 yards have been bested in the past, meaning these pumpkins have power.

    Nifty machines shall be devised for this very purpose, and while you won't be required to be at the drafting board if you attend, you can stop by, on Saturday, Nov. 3, to see all of these pumpkin-flinging marvels at work.

    It's free to attend, but you'll want to register here.

    And you'll want to plan a day out, if you're so inclined. There'll be plenty of hands-on activities, meaning "... guests can become an engineer for the day by making, building, and testing their own launchers at the hands-on learning encounters and STEM festival."

    Awesome sauce.

    And there will be food trucks about, if you need a nosh between pumpkin launches. (Watching pumpkins fly can truly stoke the appetite.)

    For all of the seedy deets, fly over to this page and get up on this gourd-tastic go-to, one of the flight rites of a Fullerton fall.



    Photo Credit: Pumpkin Launch

    It's time to see how far and fast a gourd can go, at a free Cal State Fullerton + Discovery Cube event on Nov. 3, 2018.It's time to see how far and fast a gourd can go, at a free Cal State Fullerton + Discovery Cube event on Nov. 3, 2018.

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    The world's vertebrate population has dropped by an average of 60 percent since 1970, according to a new report from the conservation group WWF.

    NBC News reported that the decline was most stark in South and Central America, where the population of vertebrates has dropped nearly 90 percent, with freshwater species falling nearly as much over the same period.

    "There cannot be a healthy, happy and prosperous future for people on a planet with a destabilized climate, depleted oceans and rivers, degraded land and empty forests, all stripped of biodiversity, the web of life that sustains us all," WWF Director General Marco Lambertin wrote in the report.

    It also detailed how humans have hurt the health of the planet, including that 90 percent of the world's seabirds are estimated to have plastic in their stomachs, up from 5 percent six decades ago.



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    Thousands of migrants rested on Sunday night in Tapanatepec, a small town in Oaxaca, Mexico to prepare for a long day on Monday. Men, women and children, like the one pictured here, were expected to travel about 25 miles towards the U.S.-Mexico border on Monday.Thousands of migrants rested on Sunday night in Tapanatepec, a small town in Oaxaca, Mexico to prepare for a long day on Monday. Men, women and children, like the one pictured here, were expected to travel about 25 miles towards the U.S.-Mexico border on Monday.

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    Irvine City Council candidate David Chey is being criticized by business owners in Laguna Beach who have seen him drop off his mother in a wheel chair, and leave her there for hours begging for money.

    Residents said the 86-year-old woman even holds a sign that reads "please, help me."

    Shocked and angry, business owner Heidi Miller made a poster telling people not to give money to Chey's mother after seeing him driving a brand new Toyota.

    Miller said Chey keeps telling people that there's nothing illegal about what he's doing because his mother enjoys it. A YouTube video that went viral in 2012 shows the Laguna Beach candidate taking his mother to an Irvine shopping center with the "please, help me" sign.

    But while he’s being critized for what he’s doing with his mother, others don’t see him as a serious candidate.

    Karen Jaffe, from the volunteer organization Irvine Watchdog, said she hopes this won’t be a distraction for voters and says they need to stay focused on other issues.

    Miller, however, insists that this issue deals with questions that need to be answered.

    "She's not homeless," she said. "Does she really need the money? That's the question."

    NBC4 reached out to David Chey for comment, but he wasn't immediately available.


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    A Glendale resident was arrested late Monday in connection with a suspicious package investigation that led to the evacuation of a Pasadena neighborhood and a bomb squad response.

    Police said Theodore, Bancarz, 34, was arrested at his home. He had returned a U-Haul truck earlier Monday that police said had a container commonly used to contain or conceal drugs.

    Bancarz said he inadvertently attached the device to the truck, police said. Police said officers found cocaine, heroin and syringes inside. 

    The package was later detonated around 9 p.m. and deemed safe.

    Pasadena police said the device was "made to look like" an explosive. Between six and eight inches in length, the cylindrical device had wires and taping. It was attached to the U-Haul truck.

    The finding was reported about 5:50 p.m. on or in a vehicle at the U-Haul lot in the 500 block of South Raymond Avenue, just north of California Boulevard, according to Lisa Derderian of the Pasadena Police Department.

    An area within a half-mile radius was evacuated as a precaution, Derderian said.

    Vehicle and pedestrian traffic was blocked on Del Mar Boulevard to the north, California Boulevard to the south, Pasadena Avenue to the west and Marengo Avenue to the east, Derderian said.

    The nearby offices of radio station KPPC and the LAist website, in the 400 block of South Raymond Avenue, were evacuated, those outlets announced on Twitter.

    Booking information was not immediately available. Bancarz faces a Jan. 29 court date. 

    City News Service contributed to this report.


    A suspicious U-Haul and device prompted evacuations in Pasadena Oct. 29, 2018.A suspicious U-Haul and device prompted evacuations in Pasadena Oct. 29, 2018.

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    Picture a Christmas house from a movie, the kind of abode occupied by an elf or a caroling enthusiast or someone who wants to blanket their roof in lights, and you'll probably imagine a particular sort of structure.

    It is going to be a bit grand. It is likely to have some turrets, or lattice work, or even possess a splash of Victorian charm.

    There will be a porch for people to sing on, and eaves for icicles, and all of the other delightful details that we fans demand in a movie Christmas house.

    Such fanciful houses really do exist, here and there, but to find them in profusion, you'd need to go to Heritage Square Museum, the handsome clutch of ye olde homes and buildings found just off the 110 Freeway, a short drive north-ish from DTLA.

    Alas: There's no movie screen at this historic spot, which, in vibe at least, predates movies (the houses themselves were moved to Heritage Square long after they were constructed).

    But there is a special sleigh hauling a screen in, all for a festive pop-up event: Yuletide Cinemaland.

    It's the newest movie series from Street Food Cinema, a major outfit behind the warm-weather screenings around town. A host of sparkly classics, including "Elf," "Love, Actually," and "It's a Wonderful Life" will roll at Heritage Square, on select December dates, beginning on Dec. 7, but there shall be other heart-warming to-dos, too.

    Like?

    Look for the Holiday Light Tunnel, where you can snap pretty pics, the piano sing-along inside the Perry Mansion, where you can warble about holly and stuff, and prepare to seek out the spots where you may purchase mulled wine, hot chocolate, and Christmassy snacks.

    Heritage Square, which does have a bit of olden-timey Charles Dickens to it, per Street Food Cinema, will serve as the cheer-raising backdrop to it all.

    Can't decide what time to see the film you've picked? There'll be two screenings, in the evening, so that's nice. Go earlier, go later, go both, if it is your favorite-est movie of all time.

    Want to see all of the seasonal flicks on the list in this oh-so-special setting? Fa, la, and la, which means, "yeah, we get that."

    Tickets go on sale on Thursday, Nov. 1. So don your Dickensian togs and book your passage back, to a Victorian/movie celebration, just minutes from DTLA.



    Photo Credit: Alysia Gray Painter/Shutterstock

    Street Food Cinema is loading up a sleigh with several cinematic treats, beginning on Dec. 7, 2018.Street Food Cinema is loading up a sleigh with several cinematic treats, beginning on Dec. 7, 2018.

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    Every year, the Hollywood Forever Cemetery opens its doors to celebrate the Day of the Dead-- day where the memory of loved ones is honored.

    Photo Credit: Marvelia Alpizar

    Hollywood Forever Cemetery opened its doors to celebrate the Day of the Dead.Hollywood Forever Cemetery opened its doors to celebrate the Day of the Dead.

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