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    On the morning of Nov. 8, Jim Sherbourne’s evacuation order didn’t come from authorities.

    As the flames of the so-called Camp Fire, which became California's deadliest, raced toward Sherbourne’s house in Concow, it was his 2-year-old German shepherd, Jake, who woke him up in time to escape. But after days of breathing the smoky air in Butte County, Jake had to be rushed to a veterinarian in Concord.

    Sherbourne lost his home and came close to losing his beloved dog, too. But the two were reunited Tuesday.

    "He woke me up. I thought it was a bear," Sherbourne recalled. "He looked at me kind of dumbfounded, and the glow, I'd just seen the glow behind me."

    Sherbourne grabbed four urns that held the ashes of his other dogs and took off with Jake and two older German shepherds.

    "All my tools, my tractor, everything is gone," he said. "It doesn’t matter. These guys matter."

    Sherbourne then had to give up his dogs for a brief time to a shelter in Oroville. His vet said Jake was too big to be indoors, so he was left outside for days at a time. The toxic air and pneumonia nearly killed him.

    Since the Camp Fire broke out, Jake has lost 40 pounds. His vet says if Jake had not received medical care, he would have died.

    "He was on many, many days of oxygen therapy," said Micki McCabe of the Sage Veterinary Center in Concord.

    That intensive care isn’t cheap. Sage Veterinary Center agreed to cap the bill at $11,000.

    Now Sherbourne is figuring out how he’s going to come up with the cash to pay that bill.

    That’s where the nonprofit Bay Area German Shepherd Rescue stepped in. They created a GoFundMe campaign for Jake’s vet bill, and in just over two days, donations topped $11,000.

    "If we can help, we can always try to help," said Susan Hsu of the rescue center.



    Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area

    Jim Sherbourne is reunited with his dog Jake after the German shepherd saved him from the flames of the Camp Fire in Butte County. (Dec. 4, 2018)Jim Sherbourne is reunited with his dog Jake after the German shepherd saved him from the flames of the Camp Fire in Butte County. (Dec. 4, 2018)

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    Special counsel Robert Mueller's sentencing documents give more information about how former national security advisor Michael Flynn covered up his ties with the Turkish government while he worked for Donald Trump's presidential campaign and transition, NBC News reported.

    The documents, filed Tuesday, say that part of Flynn's work for the Turkish government involved its efforts to have a cleric removed from Pennsylvania, where he lives. The plea agreement with Flynn that Mueller announced last year didn't get into such detail.

    Turkey has demanded the United States hand over the cleric, Fethullah Gulen, since a failed coup in July 2016. Flynn started working for the nation about a month later but did not register that work with the U.S. government until after Trump fired him in February 2017.

    Tuesday's filing didn't get into other interactions Flynn may have had with Turkey on which NBC News has reported.



    Photo Credit: Yuri Gripas/Bloomberg via Getty Images, File

    This July 10, 2018, file photo shows Michael Flynn, former U.S. national security adviser, center, arrive for a status hearing at federal court in Washington, D.C.This July 10, 2018, file photo shows Michael Flynn, former U.S. national security adviser, center, arrive for a status hearing at federal court in Washington, D.C.

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    More than 50 employees at a sprawling Amazon fulfillment center in New Jersey were sickened, two dozen of them hospitalized, Wednesday after a robot punctured a can of bear repellent, causing it to discharge, authorities say. 

    A total of 24 workers were sent to five hospitals; the primary complaint was difficulty breathing, officials said. Other complaints included a burning sensation in the eyes and throat.

    Robert Wood Johnson Hospital confirmed it was treating nine patients, one of whom had to be intubated and went to the ICU. The other patients were walk-ins; the severity of their issues wasn't immediately clear, a spokesperson said.

    The first dispatch call to 50 New Canton Way came in around 8:29 a.m. "Patrol you have an assignment ... for strange odor and sick person," was heard on emergency radio.

    A Robbinsville town spokesman initially said an aerosol can fell off a shelf on the warehouse's third floor, prompting an evacuation of one wing of the facility.

    Robbinsville police, however, later said an automated machine punctured a 9-ounce can of bear repellent, which contains a highly-concentrated active ingredient known as capsaicin that can produce a burning sensation.

    First responders conducted triage outside, and more than a half-dozen ambulances were said to have been dispatched to the center. The 1.3-million-square-foot facility employs more than 3,000 people. 

    Amazon released a statement confirming a "damaged aerosol can" released strong fumes in a contained area of the fulfillment center. 

    "The safety of our employees is our top priority, and as such, all employees in that area have been relocated to safe place and employees experiencing symptoms are being treated onsite," the statement said.

    By 10:30 a.m. or so, the scene had cleared and employees had returned to work.

    No odors were present shortly after 1 p.m., police said. The West Windsor Health Department planned to return to the center Wednesday evening or Thursday morning to conduct an inspection as a precaution. 

    The mega-retailer sells multiple brands of bear repellent, essentially a form of pepper spray, on its site in can sizes as big as 10 ounces. It wasn't clear which brand caused the issue Wednesday.

    At least one of the cans has a big red DANGER warning on the outside indicating exposure could cause temporary eye irritation and other issues. 



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    A single entity isn't entitled to a single important anniversary, ever.

    Rather, multiple important anniversaries can pop up for a couple, a family, a school, or a business, the celebratory occasions that are all connected but uniquely distinct.

    Take the Egyptian Theatre, in Hollywood, on one of our city's great historic movie palaces.

    It has a centennial coming up, in 2022, which was just around the time that Sid Grauman, and other cinema-building visionaries, were busily dreaming up amazing movie spaces for Los Angeles.

    Dreaming up and then actually building, in a big, big way.

    But long before 2022, there is another felicitous moment happening, on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, and it involves the 20th anniversary of the American Cinematheque's residency at the Hollywood Boulevard cinema.

    Before the residency came the group's purchase of the theater, for one dollar, from the City of Los Angeles, followed by a $15 million renovation. The Egyptian re-debuted with new vigor and purpose and the dynamic film group at the helm, on Dec. 4, 1998. 

    If the two decades have flown for you, dear film fans, and you've seen dozens, if not hundreds of great flicks at the theater, flicks selected and stewarded by American Cinematheque, best get your ticket to a special screening of the restored "Rosita," with Mary Pickford, on Dec. 7.

    A live orchestra, led by musicologist Gillian Anderson, will add vivaciously vintage flavor to the experience (Ms. Anderson "... reconstructed the film's original score by working from a cue sheet preserved by the George Eastman Museum.)

    True, American Cinematheque was long established as a film-championing collective before The Egyptian's 1998 re-debut.

    But for local movie fans, the culture-minded nonprofit and the landmark theater are now deeply intertwined, a partnership that has flourished well over two successful decades.

    Celebrate that success, and more to come, on Dec. 7, at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.



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    Sid Grauman's opulent Egyptian Theatre opened on Hollywood Boulevard in 1922, but the theater found new life with American Cinematheque beginning on Dec. 4, 1998, following a large-scale renovation. The film society celebrates its 20 years at the landmark on Dec. 7, 2018.Sid Grauman's opulent Egyptian Theatre opened on Hollywood Boulevard in 1922, but the theater found new life with American Cinematheque beginning on Dec. 4, 1998, following a large-scale renovation. The film society celebrates its 20 years at the landmark on Dec. 7, 2018.

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    The Sierra destination has more snow than any other ski resort in the country.

    Photo Credit: Christian Pondella

    Picture a person who is 5' 10Picture a person who is 5' 10", and you'll have a general idea as to how much snow has piled up on at the Eastern Sierra ski resort since its Nov. 10, 2018 opening.

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    George W. Bush appeared to slip something into Michelle Obama's hands as he welcomed her to his father’s funeral. It continues a tradition: During John McCain's funeral, Bush handed her a cough drop.


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    President George W. Bush might have been in mourning Wednesday at his father's funeral, but he still managed to reach out with a friendly gesture to former first lady Michelle Obama.

    As Bush greeted the other living former presidents and their wives at the National Cathedral in Washington, where they were gathered for George H.W. Bush's state funeral, he seemed to slip something into Michelle Obama’s hand, bringing a grin her and former President Barack Obama's faces.

    It wasn't immediately clear what he passed her — he didn't make reference to it when he spoke for his eulogy — but it's not the first time he and the former first lady shared a moment of levity in a time of mourning.

    At the late Sen. John McCain’s funeral in September, Bush and Obama bonded over a cough drop. Obama said on the "Today" show that they have become “partners in crime” at every official function because White House protocol mandates that they sit next to each other.

    "I love him to death," Obama said about Bush. "He's a wonderful man. He's a funny man."

    During McCain’s funeral, Obama asked Bush for a cough drop after he passed one to his wife, former first lady Barbara Bush. Obama later realized that the cough drop box sported a White house official seal, possibly making it at least a decade old.

    On social media, many people commended the act of friendship between two figures from different political parties.

    The duo’s relationship goes back further than 2018. Bush described his friendship with Obama on Ellen DeGeneres' show in 2017. 

    "[The friendship] surprised everybody," Bush said. "That's what's so weird about society today, [the surprise] that people on opposite sides of the political spectrum can actually like each other."

    Obama and Bush also shared a hug at the National Museum of African American History dedication ceremony in 2016.

    Despite the good relationship between Obama and Bush, the combination of former presidents and first ladies in the first pew of George H.W. Bush's funeral made for an awkward moment an otherwise solemn event. 

    Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Barack and Michelle Obama, and Donald and Melania Trump sat shoulder to shoulder in the first row.

    It was the first time Hillary Clinton and President Donald Trump were in the same room — let alone within a few feet of each other — since Trump's 2016 inauguration.

    Trump has continued to lead chants of “lock her up,” referring to the idea that Clinton should be sent to prison for misusing a personal email account. Trump has also continuously accused the Clintons of colluding with “Russia and lots of other people,” NBC News reported in October, though there’s no evidence that those allegations are true.

    During the funeral, Clinton fixed her stare on the altar before the group.

    Clinton has notably expressed concerns about how Trump is running the White House. 

    Trump didn’t appear to make any attempts to acknowledge Clinton as he entered the front pew of the church, shaking hands with the Obamas but avoiding eye contact with the Clintons. Melania Trump, however, did shake hands with Bill Clinton and wave at Hillary Clinton.

    The Obamas were seated between the Trumps and Clintons, and Michelle Obama sat between the political rivals with furrowed eyebrows and down turned lips. Barack Obama sat cross-legged with his face turned.

    Michelle Obama’s expression only changed when George W. Bush leaned over the pew to greet them and slip her an offering. As he grabbed Michelle Obama’s hand, a smile spread across her face.

    Barbara Bush also came over to say hello, shaking hands with Trump and waving to Melania Trump.

    But despite the general tension among the first pew's occupants, George W. Bush and Michelle Obama's moment reminded onlookers of the message sent by their cough drop exchange at the McCain funeral. 

    At the time, Obama noted that despite being a “simple gesture," the moment illustrated a larger lesson about how politicians should treat each other.

    "[People are] hungry for what we all know: That party doesn’t separate us — color, gender — those kinds of things don’t separate us,” Obama said on the "Today" show. “And if we’re the adults and leaders in the room, and we’re not showing that level of decency, we cannot expect our children to do the same."



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    Former U.S. President George W. Bush (C) leans across President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump to greet fellow former president Barack Obama former first lady Michelle Obama on Dec. 5, 2018, in Washington.Former U.S. President George W. Bush (C) leans across President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump to greet fellow former president Barack Obama former first lady Michelle Obama on Dec. 5, 2018, in Washington.

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    The incredible kitchen wizards who dream up new spins on gingerbread cookies and peppermint drinks each season deserve our appreciation and all of the chocolate cocoa snickerbuttons they can gobble in one sitting.

    It's an art form, in fact, to take a line-up of seasonal standards and then proceed to fashion fresh desserts from that line-up, each and every year. 

    But there are those who prefer their holiday goodies to remain consistent, unchanging, and, above all, exceedingly healthy.

    Porcupines like carrots, prairie dogs like pumpkins, and we humans like to watch animals eat their way through surprise packages of tummy-filling foodstuffs.

    Which we can do, on Saturday, Dec. 15, during Christmas at the OC Zoo. The sweet day out includes storytime with Mrs. Claus, and an appearance by Santa, and, yes, a host of amazing animals pigging out on "treats hidden inside Christmas trees!"

    Well, "porcupining out" and "prairie-dogging out" is more apt, if we're talking about porcupines or prairie dogs. But count on several critters digging into some delicious and diet-appropriate yummies during the five-hour festivity.

    A festivity that is two dollars, plus five dollars to park (and that is per vehicle).

    If you had to nosh out on something you found beneath the tree, what would it be? Chocolate cocoa snickerbuttons? A mound of gingerbread?

    Or a single carrot, a preferred snack of the ever-amazing porcupine?

    Ponder that as you round up your animal-adoring kith and kin for this alfresco December day at the Orange animal park.



    Photo Credit: OC Zoo

    Kris Kringle and critters? That'll be the darling scene in Orange, as animals enjoy Kris Kringle and critters? That'll be the darling scene in Orange, as animals enjoy "treat-filled gifts" and human visitors enjoy a holiday-themed day out at the zoo on Dec. 15.

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    A 4.2 magnitude earthquake struck Wednesday near Trona in the Mojave Desert.

    The US Geological Survey says the quake was centered about 17 miles east of Trona in San Bernardino County southwest of Death Valley.

    There were no immediate reports of any damage caused by the quake.



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    Earthquake rattles the peninsulaEarthquake rattles the peninsula

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    A search and rescue operation was underway off the coast of Japan on Wednesday after two U.S. Marine aircraft were involved in what authorities called a "mishap."

    The aircraft launched from the Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni in Japan for a regularly scheduled training exercise.

    A Japanese search and rescue aircraft responded to aid in recovery.



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    The US Department of the Navy, US Marine Corps, seal hangs on the wall Feb. 24, 2009, at the Pentagon in Washington, DC.The US Department of the Navy, US Marine Corps, seal hangs on the wall Feb. 24, 2009, at the Pentagon in Washington, DC.

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    Two female bodies were discovered in a Monrovia home Wednesday afternoon after a female girl stopped showing up to school, according to Monrovia Police Department sergeant Yolanda Juarez.

    The bodies of an adult woman and a juvenile girl were discovered on the 800 block of West Colorado Boulevard in Monrovia, with homicide detectives investigating the scene, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

    Juarez said that the girl had not been to school for three or four days and attempts to make contact by phone had been ineffective. Officers proceeded to go to the residence and discovered the two bodies, according to Juarez.

    This is an ongoing investigation.

    Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the
    "P3 Tips" Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.



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    A woman and a girl were found dead in a home in Monrovia on Dec. 5, 2018.A woman and a girl were found dead in a home in Monrovia on Dec. 5, 2018.

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    Adopting a furry friend can be an exciting time for a family or someone looking to add a companion to their home. What many people do not know is the source of where they purchase a dog may be more costly down the road.

    There are plenty of options for adopting a dog, such as an animal shelter, rescue group, pet store, or from breeders. Although there are a number of sources for finding a four-legged companion, buyers should be aware of the dangers from buying from a commercial or backyard breeders that may be operating a puppy mill.

    According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), puppy mills are defined as a large-scale commercial dog breeding facility where profit is given priority over the well-being of the dogs.

    Puppy mills provide harmful and poor living conditions to dogs such as:

    • Placing a large number of dogs to be bred in small, confined areas that may not allow a dog to stand up and may force a dog to remain in a slouched position for long periods of time;
    • Most dogs do not get enough exercise and some remain in their cage the entirety of their lives;
    • Forcing dogs to produce litter after litter to ensure maximum profit from each dogs;
    • Placing dogs in open wire-tap kennels stacked on top and next to one another, which is uncomfortable for dogs to stand on;
    • Lack of sanitizing kennels on a regular basis;
    • Open kennels stacked on one another allow for feces to fall through into kennels of other dogs and carry bacteria and other illnesses;
    • Dirty water;
    • Expired food that brings unwelcome insects and bacteria to the facilities;
    • Future health problems in dogs that are sold.

    Other problems commonly found in puppy mills can be found here.

    Many consumers are unaware that pet stores purchase a number of their dogs from puppy mills, that may result in future health problems, including premature death as a result of the poor living conditions they may have been exposed to listed above.

    California and Maryland are currently the only two states to ban the sale of puppy mill dogs in pet stores, with other states looking to follow in their footsteps.

    There are steps consumers can take in order to ensure they are purchasing a healthy dog from a trusted source. Some of those steps include:

    • Visiting the home of the person selling the dog and making sure they are providing safe and healthy living conditions for their dogs;
    • Research the person you are buying from;
    • Avoid buying from a pet store;
    • Consider adopting a pet from an animal shelter or rescue group.

    For more information and tips on purchasing a dog from a trusted source, click here.



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    Two Shih Tzus that were rescued from a puppy mill cuddle in their cage in Toronto, Canada, in February 2013.Two Shih Tzus that were rescued from a puppy mill cuddle in their cage in Toronto, Canada, in February 2013.

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    Her clothes have been a staple in celebrity closets, but her latest design can only be found in horse stables. 

    LA-based fashion designer, Dalia MacPhee, is used to dressing the likes of Serena Williams, Alyssa Milano, and Hilary Duff. But her latest design is aimed at a very different clientel, a fire-retardant blanket with GPS-tracking technology.

    The "Equisafe Blanket" aims to help a horse's chance at surviving a fire. The design hones in on situations when horses are let loose in a last ditch effort to save them. This scenario is becoming much more common, and is often the result of road closures or not evacuating large animals early enough.

    Los Angeles Fire Department Capt. Erik Scott says that not only will we be seeing more fires in Southern California, but the fires we do see will be more intense and last longer than past fires.

    This invention will help horse caretakers protect their horses from superficial burns, while also tracking their whereabouts after the initial evacuation orders, and after the fire hazard lessens, since each blanket is equipped with its own GPS-tracking technology.

    MacPhee says she was inspired to design the Equisafe Blanket after the Lilac Fire, "they were told to let all the horses loose, it was the right thing to do, but it still broke my heart." 

    MacPhee's own horse, Woflie, also had to be evacuated during a recent fire.

    "They said, 'set the horses loose, or hose them down so they burn slower.' Can you imagine?"

    Her first hand experience with fires in Southern California prompted her shift from celebrity dress design, to a creation that married horse safety with wearable technology.

    "We encourage fire-resistant blankets as well as identifiable microchips or bracelets to track animals separated during a fire," Scott said. "Preparedness is especially important now that Southern California is seeing an increase in the size, frequency, and duration of fires.

    "Most of all we encourage those looking after horses to understand the importance of needing to evacuate early due to the extra time required to safely evacuate large animals."

    The Equisafe blanket costs between $180 for the blanket to $300 for the version which includes the GPS tracker. 

    Aliya-Jasmine caught up with the designer on NBC4's social media platforms. You can watch that video above, and be sure to follow us at @NBCLA



    Photo Credit: Aliya Jasmine

    The The "Equisafe Blanket" is a fire-resistant horse coat with GPS tracking, created by celebrity fashion designer Dalia MacPhee.

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    If you're an architecture aficionado, and you adore the numerous landmarks found around Los Angeles, then you surely know that, quite often, a landmark structure can boast a feature that's almost as famous as the structure itself.

    Take the clock towers of the Original Farmers Market, or the Bradbury Building's vintage elevator, or the massive golden cylinder that's shimmered at the northeast corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue for several decades.

    The Streamline Moderne building it has long been a part of, the former May Company, now stands as the Saban Building. The building is part of the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures campus, which is due to debut in late 2019.

    But first?

    A massive build projection, and simultaneous restoration, has been afoot at the corner, including a full-scale effort to bring back the golden cylinder, to its impressive, eye-catching glory, in addition to restoring the building's beautiful façade.

    The restoration is completed, and the grand unveiling occurred on Tuesday evening, Dec. 4.

    Several stars in attendance, including Tom Hanks, who spoke at the event, and Diane Keaton, who has long been active with the LA Conservancy, and the saving of LA's architectural history.

    Cheryl and Haim Saban, the building's namesakes, were also in attendance, along with Kerry Brougher, director of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.

    So how shimmery is the giant cylinder, which Mr. Brougher compared to stack of film canisters, following its massive restoration?

    That's for the beholder to decide, but here are a few interesting tidbits behind the project, which came together thanks to the efforts of John Fidler Preservation Technology Inc., Renzo Piano Building Workshop, and the Los Angeles Conservancy.

    Bringing the cylinder back to gleam-tastic life involved "... the individual replacement or repair of 350,000 24-karat gold glass mosaic tiles."

    And the replacement tiles? Here's a Hollywood ending to that element of the story: "New tiles were sourced from the same manufacturer as used on the original 1939 building, from Orsini, in Venice, Italy." 

    The rest of the building, beyond the cylinder section, also was treated to extensive work, with the façade being "restored in place," thanks to "... the development and engineering of an anchoring system by Fidler's team."

    There are some 35,000 square feet of Cordova limestone panels covering the historic structure.

    It's a momentous moment for LA's preservation story, and one that will get even starrier near the close of 2019, when the Academy Museum opens to the public.

    Including, of course, that intriguing new sphere, which will include a cinema and deck, currently rising to the north of the Saban Building.

    By the by, this wasn't the only major Academy Museum news of early December; the museum revealed some of its early exhibits in a Dec. 4 announcement, including a Hayao Miyazaki retrospective.



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    The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures held the Saban Building Restoration Celebration on December 4, in Los Angeles.The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures held the Saban Building Restoration Celebration on December 4, in Los Angeles.

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    Cops are investigating a break-in into the home of star L.A. Chargers tight end, Antonio Gates and his wife Sasha in San Fernando Valley over the weekend.

    To make matters more frightening, Gates’ kids were inside the house to witness the burglary.

    Surveillance footage shows multiple men climbing a gate and surveying the area before they entered Gates’ garage and began rummaging through items to take. One item stolen included a hover board belonging to one of Gates’ children.

    Thankfully, none of the burglars made contact with anyone inside the home.

    Sources connected to the investigation indicate the burglars cased the property before entering, since the burglars appear to know exactly where to go once they climbed the fence.

    Along with Gates, other high profile names such as Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig, L.A. Rams wide receiver Robert Woods and Rihanna have also recently been involved in burglaries to their homes.

    It is unclear if the burglars Gates' case are connected to the previous high-profile home invasions.



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    Antonio Gates looks on against the Oakland Raiders at Qualcomm Stadium on December 22, 2013.Antonio Gates looks on against the Oakland Raiders at Qualcomm Stadium on December 22, 2013.

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    An arrest has been made Wednesday following graphic surveillance footage surfacing of a man seemingly pushing a stranger off the sidewalk and into the road, where the victim was pinned under a truck.

    The truck stops once making contact with the victim, and the driver appears to get out of the vehicle to make sense of the incident. Upon seeing a man struggling under the front left tire of the truck, the driver of the truck proceeds to jump back into the driver's seat and back up immediately to free the victim.

    The victim was in critical condition and suffered a punctured lung but was expected to survive, according to police.

    Firefighters near 3rd Street and Hill Street recognized the suspect wearing the bright green jacket from the video and called police, which led to the arrest, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

    The LAPD said the suspect was a known local transient and is facing attempted murder charges.

    According to the time mark on the surveillance video that captured the incident, the man was pushed at approximately 10:00 a.m. Wednesday morning.



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    A man is pinned under a truck after being pushed by an apparent stranger in downtown Los Angeles on Dec. 5, 2018.A man is pinned under a truck after being pushed by an apparent stranger in downtown Los Angeles on Dec. 5, 2018.

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    Lonzo is ballin'.

    Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball put San Antonio center Jakob Poeltl on a poster when he threw down a one-handed slam in the first quarter against the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday.

    Ball weaved his way through traffic and delivered a one-hnaded hammer dunk with 5:24 remaining in the first quarter. Seconds later Gregg Popovich immediately took a timeout with the game tied at 16-16.

    Ball finished the dunk, but almost botched the dismount as he stumbled upon landing.

    The sophomore point guard has been more aggressive lately and its showed as the Lakers have won three straight.

    The video of the dunk is below:

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    Lonzo Ball #2, Kyle Kuzma #0 and Josh Hart #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers joke during the game.Lonzo Ball #2, Kyle Kuzma #0 and Josh Hart #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers joke during the game.

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    Graffiti discovered in a bathroom Wednesday on the campus of Cal State University Northridge seemingly threatened a school shooting at Sierra Hall on Dec. 12, 2018.

    NBC4 obtained a photo of the graffiti that also featured a swastika, which is a symbol most commonly associated with Nazi and white supremacist groups.

    Cal State Northridge issued a statement in response to the graffiti:

    "CSUN is aware of the hateful and offensive graffiti in Sierra Hall. CSUN Police are investigating this use of hateful language and symbols and threat against our community. We are working to remove this offensive graffiti immediately. CSUN condemns this graffiti in the strongest possible terms."

    CSUN recently had a similar incident, according to CSUN Police Chief Anne Glavin.

    "Late last week, we had similar hate language in this same building," Glavin said. "I want our community to know that Police Services is investigating, and we have stepped up patrols on campus.

    "I am asking our community to be very vigilant and to report any and all hate language you see, including symbols, threats, etc. If you see any concerning suspicious behavior, please report it to our 911 center."

    The graffiti was discovered in the mens' bathroom at Sierra Hall.


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    Thursday marks the final farewell to former President George H.W. Bush in Texas.

    After his funeral in Houston, his body will be transported from Spring in Harris County to his final resting place at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum on the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station.

    For the first time since the death of President Dwight Eisenhower, a president’s body will be transported on a funeral train.

    “Union Pacific is so honored to be helping America recognize President Bush and pay respect to him on his way to his final resting place,” Union Pacific spokesperson Tom Lange said.

    Bush will arrive at College Station on the Union Pacific No. 4141 George Bush Locomotive. The train was unveiled in 2005, during a ceremony near the Bush Presidential Library.

    Thousands are expected to line cities along the route to pay final respects to the former president.

    “He will arrive right across from Kyle Field before he goes to his final resting place on campus,” Lange explained. “Like the rest of America, we want to celebrate the president’s life of service.”

    The train has 11 cars with the president in the sixth. His American flag-draped coffin will be visible to all those along the route.

    The final trip comes at the request of the former president himself.

    “The CEO at the time had a personal relationship with President Bush,” Lange said.

    Lange said he and the employees of Union Pacific are still taking in the scope of the honor of being involved in the ceremonial trip.

    “I don’t know if any of us can be fully prepared for the emotion and the enormity of the event,” Lange said. “You like to think that you are prepared for what the emotion might be, but I can’t and I don’t know anyone who really could.”

    For many, the idea of Bush traversing the Texas countryside one last time is chill-inducing. It is moving to know that he will take one last journey through the state he loved and be among the people.

    “He loved the trains – especially in the days of when he could ride trains, because it brought him closer to the people versus and airplane or something else,” Lange said.



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    Larry Wallace resigned as a senior adviser to Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., on Wednesday after a report of a $400,000 sexual harassment settlement over an incident alleged to have taken place while he worked for Harris in California in 2016.

    A spokeswoman for Harris told NBC News it was unaware of the settlement, reported by The Sacramento Bee, and said the office takes "accusations of harassment extremely seriously."

    Harris was California's attorney general at the time of the alleged incident, and Wallace was the state Department of Justice's director of law enforcement. The settlement came after Harris was sworn in as senator and Harris was hired as a Sacramento-based senior advisor.

    Harris, a potential candidate for president in 2020, was among the women who called for Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., to resign after he was accused of sexual misconduct.



    Photo Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images, File

    This March 14, 2018, file photo shows Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., at a judiciary committee hearing.This March 14, 2018, file photo shows Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., at a judiciary committee hearing.

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