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    A 12-year-old boy from East Los Angeles who went missing in South Los Angeles has been found safe, the sheriff's department announced Wednesday afternoon.

    Anthony "Tony'' Acosta had last been seen about 5 p.m. Monday near West Vernon Avenue and South Flower Street in South Los Angeles, prompting sheriff's officials to ask for the public's help in finding him.

    The sheriff's department announced this afternoon that the boy had been located and was safe, but no other details were released.

    Tony Acosta was last seen around 5 p.m. Monday near West Vernon Avenue and South Flower Street in Los Angeles. 



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    Tony Acosta, 12, was reported missing Monday Nov. 5, 2018.Tony Acosta, 12, was reported missing Monday Nov. 5, 2018.

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    With Jeff Sessions now out as attorney general, President Donald Trump's choice to fill his shoes, at least temporarily, is in the position to have a significant impact on the scope of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election, NBC News reports.

    Matthew Whitaker, who has served as Session's chief of staff since late 2017, has been tapped to become acting attorney general and will therefore take over the role of overseeing Mueller's probe from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Sessions had recused himself from overseeing the probe because of his involvement with the campaign, but Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Flores said on Wednesday, "The acting attorney general is in charge of all matters under the purview of the Department of Justice."

    For months, Trump publicly attacked Sessions for recusing himself from overseeing the probe, and blamed his decision for allowing Rosenstein to appoint a special counsel. Now, with Whitaker at the helm, Trump has someone leading the Justice Department who has already suggested that Mueller's probe should be reined in.

    "If he was selected because he doesn't think it's an appropriate investigation, then I'm deeply concerned," said Chuck Rosenberg, a former U.S. attorney and general counsel at the FBI.



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    Special counsel Robert Mueller on December 14, 2011 in Washington, DC.Special counsel Robert Mueller on December 14, 2011 in Washington, DC.

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    Journeying to a marvelous gathering that's filled with all sorts of bracelets and paintings and keep-forever treasures created by a host of Native American artists hailing from over 40 nations?

    You can discover such treasure-packed shows, if you set your sights on Santa Fe, in New Mexico, or Reno, Nevada, or one of the other cities fortunate enough to host such an awesome and inspiring annual event.

    But, come the autumn, it is all about the journey to Griffith Park, and The Autry Museum of the American West, for the many fans who adore, collect, and simply admire a host of works from a host of lauded creators.

    Those creators, over 200 artists hailing from over 40 nations, will appear at the American Indian Arts Marketplace, at The Autry, with a whole astounding caboodle of exquite items for purchase, including "... sculpture, pottery, beadwork, basketry, photography, paintings, jewelry, textiles, wooden carvings, mixed-media works, and more..."

    It is, in fact, "the largest Native American arts fair in Southern California."

    There are several more delightful doings connected with the marketplace, including "... food, performances, children's activities, artist demonstrations, and the annual Short Play Festival from Native Voices, the Autry's award-winning resident theatre company."

    In the noshables category? Mmm: Auntie's Fry Bread will be in the house, along with offerings from Crossroads West, the museum's café.

    The price to enter?

    It's $14, for an adult, and that includes entry to the museum, too. To peruse the film and performance schedule during the busy weekend, click.



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    "The largest Native American arts fair in Southern California" returns to The Autry on Nov. 10 and 11, 2018.

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    A Banning father has been arrested in what police are calling one of the worst cases of child abuse they had ever seen following the death of his 2-year-old daughter.

    Dany Vidaury, 35, was arrested on suspicion of felony child abuse in connection with the toddler's death, Banning police said.

    Vidaury was taken into custody Tuesday after the father rushed the lifeless body of his daughter to San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital at 6:45 a.m., Banning police said. She was not breathing when they arrived.

    The 2-year-old, whose name was not released, was bruised from head to toe, police told NBC4 Tuesday. Hospital staff also said the girl had significant bruising on her face and body.

    When Vidaury was questioned by police, they said his account of what had happened did not line up with the evidence. 

    Police also said he was not cooperative. 

    "We have evidence to show when the child left the mother she was in a good state, and had no injuries and here we are, the child has injuries that ultimately resulted in her death," Sgt. Mike Bennett told NBC4.

    The girl's mother said Vidaury is her ex-boyfriend, and was recently granted partial custody. 

    It was the first time the toddler had visited her father alone, and police said the toddler had been with the man for five or six days. 

    Tuesday evening, investigators were gathering evidence from the Banning home, as well as cordoned off a blue Ford Mustang used to take the child to the hospital.

    Family members had just celebrated the girl's birthday in October. 

    Anyone with information regarding the case was asked to call the Banning Police Department at (951) 922-3170.



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    Dany Vidaury, 35, was arrested on suspicion of felony child abuse in connection with the toddler's death, Banning police said.Dany Vidaury, 35, was arrested on suspicion of felony child abuse in connection with the toddler's death, Banning police said.

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    Todd Spitzer defeats Tony Rackacuckas for Orange County's District Attorney, who's run the office for five terms. Vikki Vargas reports for NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Nov. 7, 2018.


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    They learned from last time.

    LeBron James scored 24 points and the Los Angeles Lakers outlasted the Minnesota Timberwolves 114-110, avenging a loss from last Monday in Minneapolis. 

    After suffering their worst first quarter deficit in franchise history in a lopsided loss at the hands of the Toronto Raptors, the Lakers rebounded against the T-Wolves, closing out the fourth quarter, a weak spot for the team all season. 

    The first half started as a three-point shootout as the Lakers were 8-of-14 (57%) from beyond the arc, and the Timberwolves were 11-for-17 (65%) from downtown themselves.

    All five starters for Minnesota reached double-figures before the half.

    Minnesota finished with a franchise record 20 three-pointers in the game, and the Lakers finished with 15.

    Following election night, the sports dopersters would lead you to believe that the Lakers were heavy favorites, especially considering the Timberwolves were winless on the road this season. 

    Minnesota put up fight, leading the game by as many as nine points, and trailed by just one point with eight seconds remaining when Derrick Rose's three-pointer fell short.

    Rose finished with a game-high 31 points and Jimmy Butler had 24 points.

    Josh Hart finished with 19 points and was 5-for-7 from beyond the arc and Kyle Kuzma had 21 points. 

    Please refresh this page for more updates, stats, and player reactions…



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    Karl-Anthony Towns #32 of the Minnesota Timberwolves dunks on JaVale McGee #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.Karl-Anthony Towns #32 of the Minnesota Timberwolves dunks on JaVale McGee #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

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    At least 13 people are dead, including a sheriff's sergeant and the gunman, after a shooting during college night at a bar late Wednesday night in Thousand Oaks, California, authorities said.

    The Borderline Bar & Grill shooting is the deadliest such attack since 17 people were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in February. It's also the second mass shooting in less than two weeks. On Oct. 27, a man opened fire at a Pittsburgh synagogue, killing 11 people.

    And Wednesday's shooting comes two days after the one-year anniversary of the deadliest church shooting in U.S. history, a massacre in Sutherland Springs, Texas, that left 25 dead.

    Below, find more information on the deadliest mass shooting incidents in the United States this year.

    October — Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting
    A prayer service was underway at the Tree of Life synagogue on the morning of Saturday, Oct. 27, when a man with an assault rifle opened fire, killing 11 people throughout the house of worship and injuring four police officers before he was taken into custody. It was the deadliest attack on Jews in U.S. history and authorities said the gunman ranted about the religion during the shooting.

    The accused gunman pleaded not guilty to dozens of federal charges including murder and hate crimes and remains in jail.

    September — Bakersfield Rampage

    Over nearly 40 minutes on Sept. 12, a man in Bakersfield, California, fatally shot five people in several locations, including his ex-wife, before killing himself when a deputy had chased him down. The victims appeared to be targeted and included a man and his adult daughter.

    Investigators said a divorce may have motivated the gunman.

    May — Texas High School Shooting
    A student at Santa Fe High School, southeast of Houston, opened fire on fellow students and staff with a shotgun and revolver on the morning of Friday, May 18, killing 10 people and wounding over a dozen more.

    Authorities have said the student confessed to the rampage and was indicted on charges that include capital murder.

    February — Parkland High School Massacre
    A 19-year-old former student of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killed 17 students and staff members and wounded 17 more with a semi-automatic rifle on Valentine's Day before being taken into custody about a mile away, authorities said.

    It was the worst school shooting since 2012 and prompted a nationwide gun control movement led by Stoneman Douglas students. The accused gunman remains in jail on 17 charges of murder and 17 more of attempted murder.



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    Sheriff's deputies speak to a potential witness as they stand near the scene Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in Thousand Oaks, California, where a gunman opened fire Wednesday inside a country dance bar crowded with hundreds of people on Sheriff's deputies speak to a potential witness as they stand near the scene Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in Thousand Oaks, California, where a gunman opened fire Wednesday inside a country dance bar crowded with hundreds of people on "college night," wounding 11 people including a deputy who rushed to the scene. Ventura County sheriff's spokesman says gunman is dead inside the bar.

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    The sleek '56 dream machine is expected to fetch $300,000-$500,000.

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    Marilyn Monroe's 1956 Ford Thunderbird will appear at auction, for the first time ever, on Nov. 17, 2018. Julien's Auctions of Culver City is the auction house.Marilyn Monroe's 1956 Ford Thunderbird will appear at auction, for the first time ever, on Nov. 17, 2018. Julien's Auctions of Culver City is the auction house.

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    Jason Coffman is searching for his son, 22-year-old Cody Coffman, who friends said was at the Borderline Bar in Thousand Oaks, California, when a gunman opened fire and killed 12 people. 


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    Twelve people were killed Wednesday night when a gunman opened fire inside a Thousand Oaks bar. The victims include a 54-year-old Ventura County Sheriff's sergeant who responded to the call for help at Borderline Bar.

    Here is what we know.

    Victims: Twelve victims are dead, including a 29-year Ventura County Sheriff's sergeant who responded to the scene. Other victims were hospitalized, but details on the injured were not immediately available.

    Location: The shots were fired during a weekly college night party at the Borderline Bar & Grill at 99 Rolling Oaks Drive in Thousand Oaks. The bar has a large dance hall with a stage and a pool room along with several smaller areas for eating and drinking. An estimated 150 to 200 people were in the bar. 

    Family Unification Center: Families were gathering at 1375 E. Janss Rd, Thousand Oaks. For information, call the hotline at 805-465-6650. It was not immediately clear how many individuals are unaccounted for, but an estimated 50 families were at the center early Thursday.

    Schools Affected: Many in the crowd came from local colleges such as Pepperdine, Moorpark and Cal State Channel Islands. The bar is close to several other universities. All classes were canceled Thursday at Cal Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks

    CSU Channel Islands Information Hotline: 805-465-6650

    Road Closures: Moorpark Road is closed between the 101 Freeway and Rolling Oaks Drive; Rolling Oaks Drive is closed between Moorpark Road to Los Padres Drive; On and off ramps are closed at the 101 Freeway Moorpark Road exit.

    The Gunman: The shooter, armed with a legally purchased Glock 21 equipped with an extended magazine, was identified as 28-year-old Ian Long, of Thousand Oaks. The Marine Corps veteran, who served from August 2008 to March 2013, was found dead inside the bar by law enforcement officers. It is believed he shot himself. He last attended Cal State Northridge in 2016 and went to Newbury Park High School in Thousand Oaks.



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    People wait in a parking lot along South Moorpark Road in the aftermath of a mass shooting at Borderline Bar on Nov. 8, 2018, in Thousand Oaks, California.People wait in a parking lot along South Moorpark Road in the aftermath of a mass shooting at Borderline Bar on Nov. 8, 2018, in Thousand Oaks, California.

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    Kayla Simmons was enjoying college night with friends at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks when gunfire broke out.

    They were dancing when they saw someone walk in and begin shooting.

    "It was such a blur, it just happened," she said.

    Her friend Summer said he was shooting everything.

    "And we just saw smoke and we saw the shots taking off so we just tried to get down as fast as we could and get out of there."

    They were among scores of people at the bar Wednesday night when a gunman threw what many thought were smoke bombs and fired bullets. Eleven people were killed along with a Ventura County Sheriff's sergeant who responded to the emergency.

    The gunman was also reported dead. As sheriff's detectives, the FBI and emergency personnel converged to investigate yet another mass shooting, victims told about the harrowing ordeal.

    Mitchel Hunter, 19, from Simi Valley said he saw the shooter.

    "I saw him walk in, and he started shooting," Hunter said.

    Cole Knapp, a freshman at Moorpark College, told The Associated Press that the shooter was wearing a black beanie and black hoodie and holding a handgun. 

    "I tried to get as many people to cover as I could," Knapp said. "There was an exit right next to me, so I went through that. That exit leads to a patio where people smoke. People out there didn't really know what was going on. There's a fence right there so I said, 'Everyone get over the fence as quickly as you can, and I followed them over." 

    He said that he saw a highway patrol officer nearby and yelled at him, "There's a shooter in there."

    Sarah Rose DeSon, a communications major at Cal State Channel Islands from Whittier, was celebrating a friend's birthday when they heard shots. 

    "I'm pretty sure I saw him. I'll never get that picture out of my head," DeSon said. "We dropped, heard gunshots, a lot of gunshots."

    Other people who were at the bar broke windows and jumped out of them to escape the bar. 

    "I know some people went in and knocked out, with a stool, through a window," Summer said.  

    Summer said she spent time in the military years ago and instantly knew that what she heard were gunshots. 

    "I heard 18 to 20 rounds at a time before I got out," she said. 

    Summer and Kayla said their main concern was to take cover. They crawled behind a wooden stage inside the bar and waited until they heard more shots. 

    As they were trying to hid from one place to another they got separated, but ended up finding each other again. 

    "All we tried to do was get ourselves out safe and get everyone else out safe," Summer said.



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    People comfort each other as they stand near the scene Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in Thousand Oaks, Calif. where a gunman opened fire Wednesday inside a country dance bar crowded with hundreds of people on People comfort each other as they stand near the scene Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in Thousand Oaks, Calif. where a gunman opened fire Wednesday inside a country dance bar crowded with hundreds of people on "college night," wounding 11 people including a deputy who rushed to the scene. Ventura County sheriff's spokesman says gunman is dead inside the bar. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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    At least 12 people were killed when a gunman opened fire in a Los Angeles-area bar late Wednesday night. A sheriff's sergeant responding to the scene was among the dead.

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    Witnesses console each other near the Borderline Bar in Thousand Oaks, California, after a gunman opened fire at a packed event held by the bar, killing 12 people, on Nov. 8, 2018.Witnesses console each other near the Borderline Bar in Thousand Oaks, California, after a gunman opened fire at a packed event held by the bar, killing 12 people, on Nov. 8, 2018.

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    People took cover under tables and smashed windows in a desperate attempt to escape from a crowded Southern California bar where a gunman opened fire Wednesday night, killing 12 people, including a sheriff's sergeant who responded to the call for help.

    The gunfire began about 11:15 p.m. during a college night party at the Borderline Bar & Grill, said Capt. Garo Karedjian, a spokesman for the Ventura County Sheriff's Office. Many in the crowd came from local colleges such as Pepperdine, Moorpark and Cal State Channel Islands.

    The attacker, identified as a 28-year old Marine Corp veteran from the area, was found dead in an office at the bar after shooting himself, investigators said.

    Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean said his agency received multiple calls of shots being fired at the bar, which has a large dance hall, pool room and eating and drinking area. About 150 to 200 people were inside at the time, Dean said.

    "It's a horrific scene in there," Dean told a news conference in the parking lot of the bar.

    Minutes after the first rounds were fired, sheriff's Sgt. Ron Helus, 54, and a California Highway Patrol officer went in to respond to the gunshots. Helus, a 29-year veteran looking forward to retirement soon, was speaking with his wife on the phone when he told her he needed to respond to an emergency.

    "He went in to save lives," Dean said, his voice cracking. "He went in to save other people."

    There were about six off-duty police officers inside the bar from several different agencies. Dean said it appears they took action to protect others and help them escape.

    "I've already talked to a parent who came up and said, 'They stood in front of my daughter,'" said Dean.

    Witnesses told The Associated Press the hooded gunman used a smoke bomb and was wearing all black with his face partly covered. He first fired on a person working at the door, then appeared to open fire at random.

    The shooter was identified as 28-year-old Ian David Long, who served in the Marine Corps from August 2008 to March 2013 and was deployed to Afghanistan in 2010. Deputies were searching his Thousand Oaks house early Thursday in connection with the shooting. Neighbors told NBC4 he lived at the home with his mother. 

    The weapon was a legally purchased Glock 21 .45-caliber handgun equipped with an extended magazine, which is illegal in California, Dean said. He added that the department has had "several contacts" with Long over the years. The most recent was in April when he was irate and acting irrationally, prompting a mental health crisis intervention team's involvement, Dean said. He was not taken into custody.

    It is believed the gunman shot himself, he added. The body was found in an office next to the entrance.

    Some witnesses reported breaking through windows and ducking under tables to escape the fusillade. Sarah Rose DeSon of Whittier, a communications major at Cal State Channel Islands in Camarillo, was celebrating a friend's birthday at the bar when she heard the gunfire and noticed what appeared to be a smoke bomb.

    "All I remember was standing there with my friend and I heard the shots," she said. "I'm pretty sure I saw him. I'll never get that picture out of my head. We dropped, heard gunshots, a lot of gunshots.

    "Everyone was under the table so it was hard to get under there. By the grace of God I got to the front door."

    She ran down the stairs, got in a car, and circled the area, yelling her friend's name. She found her friend safe, hiding in the bushes.

    A bomb squad was combing through the scene after some reported smoke bombs going off during the gunfire. There was no word on what motivated the shooting.

    Mitchel Hunter, 19, from Simi Valley, said he saw the gunman. He said he had a short-barreled semi-automatic pistol with a big magazine.

    He said he emptied the magazine and reloaded. The shooter was armed with a single handgun, according to a law enforcement source.

    "I saw him walk in," Hunter said. "And he started shooting."

    Hunter said his friend, Tim Munson, 19, also from Simi Valley, was hospitalized.

    He didn't know his condition. Hunter said he heard some 20 shots and it seemed to take awhile before the police arrived.

    "It took forever to get the cops there," he said.

    Carl Edgar, a regular at the bar, said his mind was spiraling out of control.

    "I'm grateful I wasn't there, but at the same time I wish I could've been there to help," Edgar said. "I don't have enough hands to count how many friends I have in there tonight.

    "It's been a bad night. Wednesdays (are) the most popular because it's college night, just a bunch of lively kids, different colleges all the way from Ventura, all the way down to the Valley."

    Edgar said his friends are OK, but other family members were still waiting for word on their loved ones, including Jason Coffman. His 22-year-old son Cody was still missing Thursday morning.

    "I'm in the dark. They don’t have any information here," Coffman said at a family reunification center. "We're all freaking out. I don’t think his mom could do the waiting thing here. Hospitals are saying nothing. They’re chaotic right now, too."

    Coffman said he plans to visit hospital, searching for his son.

    The shooting came one day before Sheriff Dean planned to retire after 41 years of service. Bill Ayub will assume the post Saturday.

    The massacre was the deadliest mass shooting in the United States since 17 classmates and teachers were gunned down at a Parkland, Florida school nine months ago. It also came less than two weeks after a gunman killed 11 people at a synagogue in Pittsburgh.

    Beverly White, Jonathan Gonzalez, Robert Kovacik, Stephanie Marroquin and Oleevia Woo contributed to this report.



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    Witnesses console each other near the Borderline Bar on Nov. 8, 2018, in Thousand Oaks, California.Witnesses console each other near the Borderline Bar on Nov. 8, 2018, in Thousand Oaks, California.

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    Condolences poured in Thursday morning as Southern Californians awoke to the news that 12 people were killed, including a sheriff's sergeant, when a gunman opened fire in a Thousand Oaks bar late Wednesday night.

    Ventura County Sheriff's Sgt. Ron Helus, 54, was identified as one of the 12 killed, while others still remain unaccounted for. It's estimated that 40 to 50 families were at the unification center at 1375 E. Janss Rd., hoping to hear from loved ones who may have been at the Borderline Bar & Grill when the mass shooting took place. 

    "Now is the time for community prayers and sympathy and our thoughts go out to the families," Thousand Oaks Mayor Andrew Fox said. 

    From law enforcement agencies to officials, many took to social media to offer condolences to the families of the victims and survivors of the Borderline bar shooting. 



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    Two people embrace each other others stand in a gas station parking lot along South Moorpark Road in the aftermath of a mass shooting at Borderline Bar.Two people embrace each other others stand in a gas station parking lot along South Moorpark Road in the aftermath of a mass shooting at Borderline Bar.

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    Families were frantically searching for those unaccounted for as the identities of victims emerged in the aftermath of the Borderline Bar & Grill shooting Wednesday evening in Ventura County, the deadliest mass shooting since Parkland.

    Victims of the Borderline Bar shooting in Thousand Oaks, Nov. 7, 2018.Victims of the Borderline Bar shooting in Thousand Oaks, Nov. 7, 2018.

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    Jason Coffman speaks to the media after finding out his son Cody Coffman was among those shot and killed inside the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California. “This is so hard,” he said tearfully.


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    Is November's take on fall notably different than October's autumnal expression?

    Well, of course, in so many little and less-than-little ways.

    And while various parts of the country are now firmly on the "winter's coming" side of the fall foliage scene, the Golden State, at mid-range and lower elevations, is still feeling that leafy glow, even as November deepens.

    Which makes the second Sunday in November a beautiful day for tree-seeking, and creek-pondering, and trail-hiking, and engaging with our national parks.

    Every day is great for that, in fact, but Sunday, Nov. 11 happens to be a free day in the system that includes our glorious and grand national parks, the last pay-nothing-to-enter day on the 2018 National Park Service calendar.

    It's in honor of Veterans Day, so if you are a veteran, or know and love one, consider making a trip out to a favorite valley or scenic vista part of your commemoration.

    Not every national park charges a get-in fee, but over 100 locations in the NPS system do, including Yosemite National Park, Joshua Tree National Park, and Death Valley National Park.

    True, the deserts of inland California may not be mellowing in the traditional fall foliage sense, but the change of seasons, and the growing-colder-ness, is evident in our more arid expanses, of course.

    Marvelously evident, in more subtle ways, from changing skies to changing flora, so consider a trip to see cacti and boulders if you're looking for another way to experience fall, outside of the apple-picking and pumpkin-gathering and leaves.



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    Eager to spend Sunday, Nov. 11 in some exquisite natural setting? Fee-charging parks within the National Park Service system will waive admission that day, to honor our veterans. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)Eager to spend Sunday, Nov. 11 in some exquisite natural setting? Fee-charging parks within the National Park Service system will waive admission that day, to honor our veterans. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)

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    Actress Tamera Mowry-Housley and her husband, former Fox News correspondent Adam Housley, confirmed Thursday that their niece, Alaina Housley, was one of 12 victims killed in the Southern California mass shooting at Borderline Bar & Grill. 

    "Alaina was an incredible young woman with so much life ahead of her and we are devastated that her life was cut short in this manner. We thank everyone for your prayers and ask for privacy at this time," the couple said in a joint statement to NBC. 

    The Los Angeles Times reported Adam Housley arrived at Los Robles Medical Center, the nearest hospital from the bar, around 3:30 a.m. PT searching for information on his niece but was not allowed through. He told the Times her Apple Watch and iPhone still showed her location inside the Thousand Oaks bar.

    “My gut is saying she’s inside the bar, dead,” he said. “I’m hoping I’m wrong.”

    Mowry-Housley, a co-host on the daytime talk show “The Real,” and Housley had taken to social media overnight frantically searching for information.

    Mowry-Housley had responded to a tweet from a college student who was looking for her suitemate. The student, Ashley, posted photos of Alaina and described what the 18-year-old Pepperdine University freshman was wearing when she was last seen at the country music event at Borderline Bar & Grill.

    “Ashley this is her aunt Tamera Mowry-Housley. Can you please DM me your information?” she replied to the post.

    The suitemate responded that she had been in touch with Mowry-Housley’s husband and that Alaina was the only friend missing from their group of girls who went line dancing Wednesday night.

    Adam Housley wrote on Twitter that he was "staying positive and praying and hoping and wishing there was more I could do."

    The “Sister, Sister” star posted an update at about 9 a.m. ET that Alaina had not yet been located. “It’s been 7 hrs,” she added. 

    By Thursday afternoon, the couple confirmed they had "just learned that our niece Alaina was one of the victims of last night’s shooting at Borderline bar in Thousand Oaks." 

    "Our hearts are broken," they said. 

    Pepperdine University released a statement saying the college was "devastated" to report the loss of one of its students.

    "Our hearts are broken with the news of this profound loss. We offer our deepest condolences to the Housley family and ask that our community join us in keeping Alaina’s family, friends, and loved ones in their prayers during this incredibly difficult time," the university tweeted.

    Alaina Housley graduated in June from Vintage High School in Napa and turned 18 a month later. According to social media posts, by August, the college freshman had moved into the dorms at Pepperdine University in Malibu. 

    Twelve people, including a Ventura Country sheriff's deputy, were shot and killed late Wednesday at the bar. The attacker, identified as a decorated 28-year-old Marine Corps veteran from the area, was found dead in an office at the bar after shooting himself, investigators said.

    Borderline is a popular hangout for students from local colleges, including Pepperdine University, Moorpark and Cal State Channel Islands. Pepperdine confirmed in a tweet that “multiple” students were at the bar Wednesday night and the university is “working to identify and provide support to those students.”

    Ventura County set up a family reunification center down the highway from the Borderline, which the sheriff's department says is staffed with chaplains and Red Cross workers. 

    Outside the center, Thousand Oaks City Councilman Rob McCoy and senior minister at GodSpeak Calvary Chapel, told reporters that families still waiting  for information on those who are unaccounted are "just hoping against all odds." 

    "The longer they wait it appears to be inevitable to many of them and you just hug them," he said.

    Mowry-Housley’s identical twin sister, Tia Mowry, also took to social media to express shock over the news and pleaded for information about Alaina’s whereabouts.

    "Alaina Housely we are praying. We love u! If you know anything or any information please let us know. We love you! #borderline," Mowry wrote on her Instagram page. 

    An emergency hotline is available at 805-465-6650 for family and friends looking for information.

    CORRECTION (Nov. 8, 2018, 4 pm. ET): The headline on an earlier version of this story misspelled Tamera Mowry’s last name.



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    In this file photo, Tamera Mowry (L) and Adam Housley attend Entertainment Weekly's Screen Actors Guild Award Nominees Celebration sponsored by Maybelline New York at Chateau Marmont on January 20, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Inset) The couple's niece, 18-year-old Alaina Housley, was killed in a mass shooting at Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks.In this file photo, Tamera Mowry (L) and Adam Housley attend Entertainment Weekly's Screen Actors Guild Award Nominees Celebration sponsored by Maybelline New York at Chateau Marmont on January 20, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Inset) The couple's niece, 18-year-old Alaina Housley, was killed in a mass shooting at Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks.

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    Twelve victims were killed when a gunman opened fire Wednesday inside the Borderline Bar in Thousand Oaks

    Here are the names of the victims who have been identified.

    This article will be updated as more information becomes available.

    Cody Coffman, 22

    Jason Coffman, Cody's father, searched for him all morning after hearing word of the shooting before he ultimately confirmed to reporters his son had died. Cody was set to become a big brother once again to a new baby sister on the 29th.

    Alaina Housley, 18

    Family members confirmed the death of 18-old Alaina Housley, the niece of actress Tamera Mowry-Housley and her husband. The couple said they were devastated to learn about the death of "an incredible young woman with so much life ahead of her." 

    Sgt. Ron Helus, 54

    Sgt. Ron Helus of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department was killed in an exhange of gunfire with the shooter. It appears Helus, a 29-year law enforcement veteran, was on the phone with his wife when he received the call about the shooting

    Justin Meek, 23

    California Luthern University said in a statement that recent graduate Justin Meek, 23, was killed in the shooting. The bar is just a few miles from the campus in Thousand Oaks.

    Sean Adler

    The sister of Sean Adler confirmed to NBC4 that her brother died in the shooting. He was working at the Borderline Bar on Wednesday nights to make extra money, she said.



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    Tim Dominguez, who was in the Borderline Bar with his son when a gunman opened fire, sits distraught over the shooting under the freeway Nov. 8, 2018, in Thousand Oaks, California.Tim Dominguez, who was in the Borderline Bar with his son when a gunman opened fire, sits distraught over the shooting under the freeway Nov. 8, 2018, in Thousand Oaks, California.

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    Less than 24 hours after a mass shooting at a bar killed 12 people, the community of Thousand Oaks, California, came together to remember those who lost their lives and offer hope to grieving families.


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