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Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that occurred between Monday night and early Tuesday morning at a barbershop in Arleta.
A security camera captured the crash at Chase Street and Woodman Avenue.
The car was reported stolen. Police are investigating to see if the crash was caused by street racing.
It is unknown if any injuries occurred. The occupants of the car left the scene.
Photo Credit: Tommy Bravo
Surveillance footage shows a car slamming into a barbershop in the 13800 Block of Chase Street in Arleta.
What's better than sleep? An extra hour of it.
It’s that time of the year when clocks "fall back" an hour, marking the end of daylight saving time. The change takes place at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4.
When you go to bed on Saturday night, don’t forget to turn your clock back an hour. But don't worry about electronic devices like cellphones. By default, they are set to automatically update the time as it changes.
In observance of the biannual switch in time, here are some things you may not have known about this event.
It Has an Impact on Your Health
Switching into and out of daylight saving can disturb people’s sleeping routines, making them more restless at night, according to U.S. News and World Report. However, morning people tend to be less bothered by the changes. Studies have shown that during the first week of daylight saving time there is a spike in the number of reported heart attacks. Some experts suggest, according to the report, that the loss of an hour’s rest may make people more vulnerable to an attack. Nonetheless, when people get an extra hour in the fall, the incidents of heart attacks are less than usual.
When Was DST Implemented
Before President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Uniform Time Act in 1966, which established a uniform daylight saving time, local governments could start and end daylight saving time as they desired. For five weeks a year Boston, New York and Philadelphia were not on the same time as Washington, D.C., Cleveland or Baltimore. Different daylight saving times also caused confusion for travelers going from the Midwest to Northeast.
In 2005, President George W. Bush extended the daylight saving time for an extra four weeks through an energy bill. Since 2007, daylight saving time has begun on the second Sunday of March, ending on the first Sunday of November.
Not All States Observe DST
Arizona and Hawaii are the only two states that do not observe daylight saving time. Indiana did not observe the practice until 2005. The American territories of American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands also do not participate.
Some states have tried to get rid of daylight saving time but haven't been successful. In the last year alone, 19 state legislatures have proposed bills aimed at opting out of changing their clocks.
Earlier this year, Florida legislators approved a bill that would keep the Sunshine State under daylight saving time year-round. However, the measure won't take effect unless Congress and the U.S. Department of Transportation approve it.
Founding Father Did Not Come Up with DST
According to the History Channel, Benjamin Franklin did not come up with the idea of daylight saving time; he only suggested a change in sleep schedules.
Englishman William Willett is the one who suggested in 1905 that the United Kingdom move its clocks forward by 80 minutes between April and October, so people could enjoy the sunlight. He published "The Waste of Daylight" and spent much of his fortune and time promoting the idea.
Don't Trust Automatic Time Changes
It's good to confirm if your phone or other electronic devices have changed to the correct time. In 2013, iPhone customers experienced a daylight saving time bug. Some users saw two different times displayed on their calendar app, which was apparently caused by a change that moved daylight saving time back a week in 2007. In 2010 iPhones had another problem in which the phones did not correctly change alarm schedules when daylight saving time ended, causing some European iPhone users to wake up late for work, while Australians were woken up early.
DST is Singular Not Plural
By the way, it's "daylight saving time," not "daylight savings time."
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In this file photo, the time on a wall clock is changed manually ahead of Daylight Saving Time.
Special counsel Robert Mueller last week asked the FBI to investigate a possible scam in which a woman would make false claims that he had sexually assaulted her, after several political reporters were contacted about doing a story on the alleged assault, NBC News reported.
Multiple reporters were contacted over the past few weeks about a woman who said she had been offered money to say she was sexually assaulted by Mueller, the special counsel who is probing possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
After investigating, according to the political website Hill Reporter, the reporters each independently determined the assault allegations were a hoax and that the woman appeared to have been offered a significant amount of money to make the claim.
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Robert Mueller (L) and President Donald Trump (R)
A Texas man who wanted to rape, murder and cannibalize a child was arrested thanks to an investigation that was started by a Florida sheriff's office.
Alexander Barter, 21, was arrested at his home in Joaquin, Texas on Oct. 19 following an investigation started by the Brevard County Sheriff's Office, including Immigration Customs Enforcement/Homeland Security Investigations, the United States Attorney’s Office and Texas authorities.
Brevard Sheriff Wayne Ivey told reporters at a news conference Tuesday that Barter had posted an ad on the internet looking for someone who would allow him to commit necrophilia and cannibalism.
"I would like to try necrophilia and cannibalism and see how it feels to take a life," Barter posted, according to Ivey. "I really need to do something about my intense bloodlust."
Ivey said an undercover agent responded to the ad, saying he had a minor child he could provide. The agent arranged to meet Barter at his Texas home to carry out the plan, but Barter was taken into custody.
"This case is probably one of the most unusual and most disgusting cases I've ever seen," Ivey said. "This individual is one of the most sick, disgusting and demented people I believe I have ever had the unfortunate nature to be involved with."
Ivey said Barter fully intended to carry out the plan, even bringing a knife and bags to transport the remains. Barter thanked authorities for stopping him, telling them he couldn't control his urges, Ivey said.
There is no indication Barter had been previously successful in carrying out his plan, Ivey said, but the investigation into his history is ongoing.
Barter remains in federal custody in Texas and faces charges including criminal solicitation, attempted capital murder, conspiracy to commit capital murder and attempted sexual performance of a child.
Photo Credit: Brevard, Florida Sheriff's Department
Alexander Barter, 21.
Food festivals, which are perfect and plentiful around Southern California, tend to be defined by a particular dish or meal type, say, like cheeseburgers, or tacos, or pizza.
But to say that the gathering at Santa Anita Park on Saturday, Nov. 3 will be gooey is also completely correct.
It will also be melty, and toothsome, and those little soft and warm strings of cheese that occur when you pull apart a grilled cheese sandwich are part of the tempting theme.
Naming a festival, though, "Little Soft Strings of Cheese Between Two Halves of a Grilled Cheese" is rather a mouthful, however, and probably won't fit tidily on a poster.
Smorgasburg Meltdown, however, certainly does, and the "Meltdown" part of the event name tells you so very much: This party will all about cheesestuffs that have been heated to a gooey, ooey, and deeply delicious level of soft-a-tude.
The "Smorgasburg" part of the name reveals that, yes, Smorgasburg LA is behind the bash. But rather than taking the gooey-ooey-tacular to ROW DTLA on a Sunday, the eat-it-all market's usual home and day of the week, the historic racetrack in Arcadia will be the place to be on Nov. 3.
Set to show at Santa Anita with all of their meltable meals? Cheezus (mmm, grilled cheeses), Big Mozz (yep, mozzarella sticks), and a few other favorites.
If you want to try a quartet of pull-apart-able favorites, The Meltdown Package is what you'll want to score. The $30 package gives you the chance to try four cheesey items, and four brews, too, and some ways to get in on the horse-cheering fun.
For the details, get gooey and/or ooey at the event pages found on the Santa Anita Park site or Smorgasburg LA's social media. (And, indeed: Smorgasburg LA is back at ROW DTLA for its usual market on Sunday, Nov. 11 with Hecho in LA.)
Photo Credit: Cheezus
Cheezus, that yummy purveyor of melt-tastic grilled cheese sandwiches, will be at Santa Anita Park on Saturday, Nov. 3. The name of the day? Smorgasburg Meltdown.
The Jewish refugee settlement agency targeted on social media by the man accused of attacking a Pittsburgh synagogue has received an outpuring of support this week, accoording to the group's leaders.
"The response has been absolutely incredible," Mark Hetfield, president and CEO of Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, said on "The Rachel Maddow Show." "We have people from all faiths contributing to HIAS. We’ve been getting many calls and letters and emails from ordinary people, by people who have been helped by HIAS, by people whose grandparents were brought by HIAS."
HIAS, the oldest refugee agency in the world, has worked for more than a century to help persecuted Jews resettle in the U.S. Over time, the mission broadened to help refugees worldwide and is among the nine groups that have a contract with the State Department.
The agency, however, has increasingly become a target of right-wing rage and conspiracy theories, according to the Associated Press. Moments before Robert Gregory Bowers opened fire, he left a final message on the social media site Gab, used by many white nationalists.
"HIAS likes to bring invaders in that kill our people, I can't sit by and watch my people get slaughtered. Screw your optics, I'm going in," he wrote.
Bowers apparently believed in a conspiracy theory that stated HIAS was behind the Central American migrant caravan making its way through Mexico.
"We were clearly identified as being a motivation for this murderer," said Hetfield. He believes this was due to the group's strong media presence and how it has helped refugees resettle in Pittsburgh in partnership with Jewish Family and Community Services.
HIAS was outspoken about the migrant caravan and stated through a press release that asylum seekers should be able to apply by presenting the claims required by law. The group said all immigrants should be treated humanely.
"I hope this is an opportunity to re-examine how we speak about the other," Hetfield said to Maddow. "That we re-examine how we are fighting hate speech. There is too much space right now for hate and that is what happened here. Hateful speech almost always leads to hateful acts."
Hetfield said there has been an outpouring of support, with over 400 congregations joining the welcome campaign for refugees and a significant increase in donations and volunteers.
Photo Credit: Matt Rourke/AP
A makeshift memorial stands outside the Tree of Life Synagogue in the aftermath of a deadly shooting.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office declined to file a sex crime charge against actor Sylvester Stallone, officials told NBC Investigations Tuesday.
Prosecutors declined to file in connection with allegations by the victim, which date back to the late 1980s and early 1990s, citing no new witnesses and insufficient evidence.
The reporting party had a consensual relationship with Stallone in 1987 and then alleged sexual assaults in 1987 and 1990, according to the DA's charge evaluation worksheet.
The Los Angeles County DA's entertainment sex crimes task force has declined to file at least 26 cases brought to them by authorities often because of issues such as the expiration of the statute of limitations, NBC News reported.
In November, LA County DA Jackie Lacey announced a task force was created to investigate sexual misconduct accusations in Hollywood.
She said in a statement that the veteran sex crimes prosecutors would "ensure a uniformed approach to the legal review and possible prosecution of any case that meets both the legal and factual standards for criminal prosecution."
Stallone through his lawyer has publicly denied previous media reports about the allegation.
Photo Credit: Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images, File
In this April 6, 2018, file photo, actor Sylvester Stallone visits the Rocky Statue in Philadelphia.
A minimum security inmate at a San Luis Obispo prison, a little over a year away from parole, disappeared Tuesday morning.
David Gray Hall was last seen at 10 a.m. at California Men’s Colony, located about 200 miles north of Los Angeles.
Hall was a worker in the garage, and staff noticed that Hall had vanished when they conducted an inmate count at 10:15 a.m., according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
They also noticed a state vehicle, a white 1997 Ford Aerostar van with California plate number E431260, was nowhere to be found.
Within 20 minutes, the prison deployed search teams, alerted local law enforcement as well as the California Highway Patrol and began scouring the area for Hall.
Hall, 26, was sent to prison to serve a five-year sentence for second-degree robbery Dec. 22, 2015 in Los Angeles. He was set to be released for parole December 2019.
He's described as being 6 feet tall and 184 pounds.
Anyone who spots Hall or the missing van should call 911.
Photo Credit: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Inmate David Gray Hall and a white state-owned van went missing Tuesday morning during count from California Men’s Colony (CMC) in San Luis Obispo, Oct. 30, 2018.
Many voters headed to the polls next Tuesday will see poll workers from Loyola Law School at locations across Los Angeles and Orange counties to answer big questions and small.
For the first time, Loyola Law School is partnering with the LA County Registrar's Office with a focus on helping voters understand their rights. It is a unique partnership that the school hopes to expand nationwide.
"They know what the rules are. They are making sure the rules are applied fairly. They are a diverse group. So they are making sure they look like LA County looks," said Loyola Law Professor and Associate Dean for Research Justin Levitt.
These poll workers, who speak a total of 17 different languages, will serve at 11 locations that have been traditionally understaffed including Hermosa Beach, Eagle Rock, Jefferson Park, South Gate and Santa Monica.
For a complete guide on how to vote, where to vote and how you can still register now and on election day, click here.
For more information about Loyola's program, click here.
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TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 22: Voting booths are setup at the Yuengling center on the campus of University of South Florida as workers prepare to open the doors to early voters on October 22, 2018 in Tampa, Florida. Florida voters head to the polls to cast their early ballots in the race for the Senate as well as the Governors seats. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
On the calendar, in our planners, on our phones, and in various songs and rhymes, too, there is a long-known fact that cannot be argued with: May arrives before June.
Likewise, at least around the ski resorts of the Sierra Nevada, there is a similar pattern, and a way to remember, as far as what schuss-fun destination debuts first in the season: Mammoth arrives before June.
And so it shall again, with Mammoth Mountain's big opening day just over a week away, on Thursday, Nov. 8. (Snow-making efforts began right before Halloween.)
That's a date that has been known for awhile now, but, as is tradition, June Mountain, which sits about a half hour's drive north of Mammoth Mountain, announces its seasonal opening a little later.
And that announcement arrived on Oct. 30, 2018, meaning those fans who love to wield their poles not far from the pretty June Lake community, the aptly nicknamed "Switzerland of California," will have a date to concentrate on.
And here it is: The first day of winter.
That would be Dec. 21, of course, meaning you'll be skiing on the solstice, if you're there for the grand banner breakthrough, the celebratory toast, and a cameo by Bucky, the June Mountain deer mascot.
And so you should be, if you love this more low-key, great-snow resort, a place that is well-known for welcoming kids ages 12 and under for free skiing, all season long.
Winter's on its way, so best stock up now on gloves, your IKON Pass, and any other need-to-haves before the slopes are gloriously stocked with a lot of snowflakes.
May may come before June, and Mammoth Mountain before June Mountain, but a slope-awesome morning after a major snowfall waits for no dawdler.
Photo Credit: June Mountain
Schuss your way to this pretty mountain resort on the first day of winter 2018. That's opening day and the vibe'll be snow-tastically celebratory.
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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Police are pursuing a driver in the Corona area Tuesday night.
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A driver led officers on a pursuit in the Corona area Oct. 30, 2018.
A group of Republican senators led by Florida's Marco Rubio is pressing the Trump administration to put an end to civilian nuclear talks with Saudi Arabia in the wake of journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder, NBC News reported.
Five senators say they had concerns about nuclear cooperation with Saudi Arabia even before Khashoggi's killing in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, according to a letter obtained by NBC News. But his death has fueled further doubts about the kingdom's leadership.
"The ongoing revelations about the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as well as certain Saudi actions related to Yemen and Lebanon, have raised further serious concerns about the transparency, accountability, and judgment of current decision makers in Saudi Arabia," the senators wrote.
They threatened to use obscure provision in the Atomic Energy Act to block any U.S.-Saudi nuclear agreements if Trump does not heed their call. The White House's National Security Council did not have an immediate response.
Photo Credit: J. Scott Applewhite/AP, File
In this Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, file photo, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks at a news conference to discuss Paid Family Leave legislation, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Stars bought out their best wacky, sexy or outright weird costumes for the Halloween weekend this year.
Talk about being at the right place and the right time.
You could say this proposal “tops” the list as a Michigan-based photographer caught the epic moment, on top of Taft Point in Yosemite National Park, when a proposal was happening.
The photographer, Matthew Dippel, had no idea who the couple was, so he took to social media detectives to share and find the couple. The picture went viral, and the search for the newlyweds was a world-wide phenomenon.
After millions of tweets and nearly two weeks later, the couple finally saw the photo.
“Finding out was..it was like, ‘Wow! The world is looking for us,’” said newly engaged Charlie Vo from Alhambra.
As for the bride, Melissa Ngo, she said she had to zoom in just to make sure that was the dress she was in fact wearing that day. “I was like, ‘Oh my gosh... that’s me!.’”
This is actually Charlie and Melissa’s second proposal. In February, they got engaged because they wanted to make sure an aging grandmother knew a wedding was on the way. But the couple wanted a picturesque proposal, and their October trip to Yosemite was more than what they were expecting.
Some friends of the couple actually snapped photos of the proposal from far away, but they had no idea a photographer had snapped the now viral photo from afar.
“Even this morning I woke up and I was like ‘I think I’m just dreaming this all,’” said Melissa. “I checked my phone and I was like ‘nope, it actually happened.”
Climbing 7500 ft was worth it, even though Charlie is actually afraid of heights, but he’s glad he took the chance.
“It makes us happy that people like our story,” he said, “and how much it means to them.”
Story time at Cellar Door bookstore in Riverside turned into a confrontation between a parent and the store owner and it was all caught on camera.
Cellar Door bookstore was hosting a story time event in which Halloween books were read by three drag queens.
“A lot of indie bookstores are doing drag queen story time,” said Linda Sherman-Nurick, a owner of the bookstore.
But it was clear that not everyone liked the idea. Sherman-Nurick said in the days leading to the reading, she had been getting angry phone calls from people saying they shouldn’t host that event.
“Our response was 'that’s fine, don’t come',” she said.
During the event, Sherman-Nurick noticed a woman recording video and she explained to her that she couldn’t record kids without the parents’ permission.
But the woman refused to stop.
“She has invited the public to watch this perversion with these homosexuals,” said Los Angeles resident Genevieve Peters. “I’m sorry this is what’s happening.”
Some parents ask Peters to leave due to small children watching, but even after security guards step in, she refuses.
“That’s what you get,” she said. “This is our nation’s children, you have no right to tell us about our children.”
Peters said she wasn’t recording the children, just the drag queens and explains that she decided to attend the reading because she feels that the country is going down an immoral path.
“For the last 30 years, the homosexual agenda has been first and foremost wanting to desensitize our communities, our children, our families,” she said.
Drag queen performer Jovani Morales said he’s not surprised by the comments.
“I’m used to this negativity and hate,” Morales said. “They’re screaming hateful things and negative comments that kids shouldn’t be hearing to begin with.”
Eventually, a Riverside Police officer escorted Peters outside the bookstore, but she said if they bring the drag queens back, she will also be back.
“This is about saying ‘You know what, this is a perverse lifestyle and if you choose it it’s your business,’” she said, “but we as Americans can choose not to agree with it.”
Sherman-Nurick said the events will continue hoping that “the generation that comes up will not have these kinds of fears, hatred and ugliness.”
Demons, superheroes and the pope?
As if you needed a better excuse to dress up today; Chipotle Mexican Grill is having $4 burritos, bowls, salads and taco orders for those who stop by from 3 p.m. to close wearing their Halloween costume.
Need more? If you submit your photo on Instagram and tag Chipotle, you get a chance to win free burritos for a year.
So how does The Chipotle Boorito Contest work? You have to be 13 years or older, take a photo at a current Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant with your unique costume and post it on Instagram via a post or Instagram story from 3 p.m. to 1 a.m. local time.
Eight finalists will be chosen based on originality, creativity and quality of the submission. The eight photos will then be posted and the finalist with most votes will be declared the winner, which will be announced at approximately 6 p.m. on Nov. 1.
For more information, go to their website here.
Let’s boo this thing!
Photo Credit: Chipotle Mexican Grill Facebook
Chipotle is having $4 burritos, bowls, salads and taco orders for those who dare rock their Halloween costume in store from 3 p.m. to close. Better yet, if you post your photo on Instagram you have the chance to win free burritos for a year.
Some SoCal residents are giving their neighbors the creeps with their spooky and scary Halloween home decor. Send your Halloween photos and videos to firstname.lastname@example.org or tag them using #NBCLA.
Photo Credit: Johanna Becerra
A 14-foot spider rests on top of this house in La Verne, complete with a giant spider web and baby spiders crawling up the white picket fence.
Today in LA added a new, doggone great addition to the family -- a black Labrador retriever who was voted by the public to be named Zuma.
Photo Credit: Karla Rendon
A portrait of Zuma, taken on Friday, May 25, 2018.