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A federal judge on Monday scolded a lawyer for a Russian company charged with meddling in the 2016 presidential election by special counsel Robert Mueller, NBC News reported.
Judge Dabney Friedrich told attorney Eric Dubelier that a recent court document he filed for Concord Management, which quoted the movie "Animal House," was "inappropriate and unprofessional and ineffective," undermining his credibility in Friedrich's Washington, D.C., court.
Concord Management is one of three companies charged last February with carrying out a massive disinformation campaign on social media to create discord among American voters and boost Donald Trump's presidential campaign.
The company's lawyers have sought to have the charges dropped, and Dubelier defended the filing Monday. He suggested Friedrich, a Trump appointee, was biased and said he may withdraw from the case.
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This May 9, 2018, file photo shows attorneys Eric Dubelier, left, and Katherine Seikaly, right, representing Concord Management and Consulting LLC, leave federal court in Washington after pleading not guilty on behalf of the company, which has been charged as part of a conspiracy to meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
A man accused of opening fire on campers and drivers in the Malibu State Park Area was charged Monday with murder in the fatal shooting of a 35-year-old father killed while he slept next to his daughters at a campground.
Authorities said this week they had finally assembled enough evidence to link the June 22 killing of the young father to the arrest of a reputed serial burglar, caught last October in a steep, brush-covered ravine near the park while armed with a rifle. A criminal complaint filed Monday charges Anthony Rauda with the murder of Tristan Beaudette, who was hit with a single shot while his young daughters slept beside him.
Rauda, 42, also faces a total of 10 counts of attempted murder for a series of other peculiar gunfire attacks in the area of the park and Las Virgenes Road, and five counts of second-degree burglary for break-ins in the same area over the last few years.
In a statement, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said Rauda is accused of shootings in the Malibu Creek State Park area that date to November 2016, when he allegedly wounded a man sleeping in a hammock at the park. Rauda is accused of shooting into vehicles three different times in 2017. In June 2018, he allegedly opened fire on a Tesla on Las Virgenes Road.
Beaudette was shot four days later.
Prosecutors were only able to file the case after a forensic comparison of bullets linked several shootings, including the Beaudette murder, with the gun Rauda was allegedly carrying when he was arrested. That ballistic comparison was completed in early October, but the case took many more weeks to assemble, according to the sources.
They also said evidence shows Rauda is also responsible for additional shootings and burglaries for which not enough evidence was found for prosecution, including an until-now unsolved shooting of a woman driving on Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Ventura County in 2010. Rauda has been tied to thefts and violence in LA, Ventura and Sonoma counties.
"It's a 10-year crime spree that could make a Hollywood movie," said one detective familiar with the case who was not authorized to speak publicly about the investigation.
Rauda has been serving a sentence in LA County jail for violating the terms of Post Release Conviction Supervision, or PRCS, as a result of his arrest in October in the Malibu burglaries. That sentence was expected to be satisfied in the next week, according to court and jail records.
Detectives from the LA County Sheriff's Department's Major Crimes Bureau caught Rauda Oct. 10 near the park. Rauda was carrying the gun and two loaded magazines, according to testimony at a recent PRCS violation hearing.
A key break in the Malibu Creek State Park death investigation came less than two weeks before that when a security camera system recorded images of a man wearing a headlamp and "tactical style" clothing during an office break-in.
As the figure in the video moved into view it was clear the man had a rifle slung over his left shoulder. Some of the images, not shown publicly, captured detailed views of the gun.
Detectives compared the security video with firearms catalog photos and soon confirmed the gun carried by the burglar was a 9mm carbine, a weapon capable of firing the same caliber bullet that killed Beaudette.
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Security cameras captured video of a masked man with a rifle slung over his left shoulder prying open a window and climbing inside.
KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh... arrived at the California Science Center in March 2018, and, since that time, thousands of people have beheld dazzling artifacts and intricate artworks hailing from centuries (and centuries and centuries) ago. But the state of time itself isn't elastic, and the fascinating exhibit must go, meaning you'll need to call upon the Exposition Park destination in the next few days. The final day to see this stately shimmer of a spectacular? Sunday, Jan. 13.
Free Family Nights at Kidspace: Eager to get back into the post-holiday routine with the kids? Which isn't routine at all, but involves incorporating adventurous and educational outings into your shared weekly schedules, and, maybe-hopefully, not paying a lot in the process? There's a way to step that up, in Pasadena, at Kidspace Children's Museum. Admission is free from 4 to 8 in the evening on Tuesday, Jan. 8, and the fun focus will be "Discovering Folk Art." A folk dance element, too, will be part of the popular Free Family Night.
Santa Monica Restaurant Week: January is California Restaurant Month, which means that dozens of cities and towns will have their own Restaurant Weeks. One of the most notable happens to take place in the ocean burg each year, and isn't just because of the great restaurants involved (though, yep, that's happening). A healthy ingredient or food is always featured in several dishes, and, in 2019, that food is the persimmon. Find your persimmon tacos, persimmon tartine, and other fruit-fab goodies from Jan. 7-13 at participating Santa Monica eateries.
Cheeseburger Week: The offbeat and eat-tastic Restaurant Weeks continue with this annual offering from Pasadena. Indeed, the Crown City is celebrating the flavorful fact that the cheeseburger was believed to have been invented at the Rite Spot on Colorado Boulevard in 1924, with a number of special dishes and deals at area restaurants. And is there a Cheeseburger Challenge going on, which gives people the chance to shine a light on those patty places that they love best? You betcha. Just get to your locally loved 'dena dining spots, the ones that are participating in Cheeseburger Week, by Jan. 11.
Downtown LA Art Walk: Stand in front of a painting, for minutes, even the better part of an hour, and reflect upon the year ahead, the busy time that just flew by, and how the work might relate to the thoughts you're thinking. Or simply let the painting's beauty or intrigue connect with your heart, as you stroll gallery to gallery, taking in lots of new pieces by local artists. It's one of our city's great monthly go-outs, one that regularly includes "events, pop-ups, openings, activities, and special programming." Is this where you get inspired for 2019? Head to DTLA on Thursday evening, Jan. 10 and find out.
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"KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh" is in its final days at the California Science Center. See it, and behold the opulent artifacts, by Sunday, Jan. 13.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection encountered only six immigrants on the U.S-Mexico border in the first half of fiscal year 2018 whose names were on a federal government list of known or suspected terrorists, according to CBP data obtained by NBC News.
The low number contradicts statements by Trump administration officials, including White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, who said Friday that CBP stopped nearly 4,000 known or suspected terrorists from crossing the southern border in fiscal year 2018.
Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen told reporters on Monday the exact number, which NBC News is first to report, was classified but that she was working on making it public.
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Migrants looks for a place to jump the border fence to get into the U.S. side to San Diego, Calif., from Tijuana, Mexico, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018.
Amassing loads of knowledge from all corners of science, art, pop culture and beyond, all while standing in essentially one place?
You know where to go for that amazing but highly attainable goal: your local library.
That is, of course, a location that's alive with facts and tales and numbers and everything we know we don't know, and we don't know we don't know, and everything we must know, because we absolutely must know it.
But what happens when a library invites well over a dozen other places of wonder and learning and nature inside for the afternoon, all to delight knowledge-seeking visitors longing to further their understanding on several fascinating fronts?
This free four-hour event is a "first-ever," which is rather exciting, but there are other exciting elements beyond that, if the notion of visiting "15+ libraries on wheels" in one fell swoop is exciting.
And since "swoop" is a word that hails from the bird world, let's start with a shout out to one of the visiting "libraries on wheels": The Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology, in Camarillo, which focuses on "eggs and nests of birds from around the world."
It also serves as a "research and education institution dedicated to bird conservation." That is something to flap one's wings over, for sure.
Also on tap to join the brain-broadening bash, which comes to us courtesy of the Library Foundation?
The African American Museum of Miniatures, the Candy Wrapper Museum, Feminist Library on Wheels, and Libros Schmibros' Bicycle Library will all be there, in addition to several other institutions that rock a clear and cool focus on a topic or topics that many people just have to know more about.
Like seeds, or animals, or marionettes, or the stars. We probably all know something in these realms, but there are oceans further for us to cross.
Do you feel like hatching a plan? And flying for Central Library with your library-loving flock, for a free day of amassing knowledge and supporting some of Southern California's most awesome and educational repositories of ideas?
Break out of your shell, on Sunday, Jan. 13, and start the year in a smartful fashion.
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Some 15 repositories of wonder, science, and art, including the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology, will call upon Los Angeles Central Library on Sunday, Jan. 13 for an afternoon of looking, understanding, and learning.
A man was arrested related to a shooting that killed three men and injured four others during a brawl at a popular Torrance bowling alley and karaoke bar, according to the Torrance Police Department Monday.
Reginald Wallace of Los Angeles was arrested and being held without bail at the Los Angeles County Jail, police said at a news conference on Monday. The suspect is believed to have shot into the crowd using a hand gun, according to police.
Police also that Wallace appeared to be the only shooter in the deadly incident.
Wallace spent 17 years in prison and was released in 2017, according to the Torrance PD.
The deadly and chaotic shooting took place at Gable House Bowl on Friday night, with video showing a large brawl before the sounds of gunshots rang out.
Seven people suffered gunshot wounds, and three men were pronounced dead at the scene.
Hot toddies, as a general rule, are associated with the cold.
Or at least cooler weather, for that's the traditional prompt for fans of the libation, which typically includes whisky, heated water, lemon, and honey, to order it.
But what if the cold aspect wasn't necessarily outside but rather in the very dish sitting before you? In the form of ice cream?
That's when the started-in-San-Francisco shop will dish up complimentary Hot Toddy Sundaes, courtesy of The Glenlivet, the iconic Scottish spirits purveyor.
Ah yes: Jan. 11 just happens to be Hot Toddy Day, if your brand-new National Food Holidays calendar, the one you got for Christmas, is still in its plastic wrapping.
Included in the highly specialized cold 'n bold treat? The Glenlivet "flavor" will be prominent, as will notes of caramel, clove, and lemon.
As for the flavor? It's been created with 12-year-old malt scotch.
There will also be The Glenlivet cocktails on the pour during the fancy dessert-meets-drinks to-do.
If you're not 21 or over, or you'd prefer something else, there are non-spirited scoops for purchase at the Abbot Kinney Boulevard shop, including Black Sesame and Coconut Lemon Sorbet.
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The one-night-only event is popping up at the Venice shop on the evening of Jan. 11, with Glenlivet as a partner.
Some senior citizens say the Los Angeles Police Department shut down their bingo game.
Karen Adams has been playing bingo in her retirement community for eight years. The crowd may not look too excited about the game, but Adams insist they are love it.
"People can't wait to bingo, bingo, bingo!" she said.
Adams and her neighbors organized the game. They pitch in 25 cents a card. That pays for prizes they buy at the 99 Cents Store.
But Adams says the LAPD recently shut down their game for "illegal gambling."
"They said, 'you've got to close this down. You can go ahead and finish playing today but no more,'" Adams said.
So she reached out to NBC4 for help.
Apparently, all bingo games are regulated by both state law and LA City ordinance. Even "rowdy" senior home bingo games.
A 20 page document spells out all the rules -- from conduct to record keeping to licensing. And that was the problem: Adams' group didn't have a license to play.
"They can't play their game until they get their permit and follow the rules," said Capt. Paul Vernon.
Vernon says a disgruntled resident complained to the police about the game, so he was obligated to investigate -- something he did with humor.
"There were no bearcats, no tanks, no helmets," he said. "We're not generally worried about bingo games or any other kind of gambling at senior citizen homes."
After we started poking around, Adams' building management took care of the problem for the players - and got them a license to play legally.
"I'm just glad that we're going to have it again. I really am," she said.
Vernon just left them with a bit of advice.
"There's one thing you should always be assured of in any gambling operation - it's always going to be in favor of the house," he said.
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Some senior citizens say the Los Angeles Police Department shut down their bingo game.
What a difference a day makes.
Kyle Kuzma scored 13 points in his return from a lower back injury, and the Los Angeles Lakers rallied in the second half to stun the Dallas Mavericks, 107-97, on Monday night at American Airlines Center.
Kuzma, the team's second leading scorer behind LeBron James this season, missed the Lakers last two games with a lower back contusion, both lopsided losses for the Purple and Gold.
"My back was okay," Kuzma told reporters after the game. "It tightened up a little bit, but I just tried to fight through it and help my team win."
Kuzma showed some signs of rust in his return, shooting a paltry 4-of-20 from the field, but his presence on the court helped spark the Lakers second half comeback.
"I never really think about how many shots I make or miss," said Kuzma of his poor-shooting night. "It's always next play mentality. I just try and play the same every time."
For the third straight game, the Lake Show got out to a sluggish start, trailing 11-3 after the first five minutes of the game.
The Mavericks pulled away in the second quarter, leading by as many as 15 points.
"I was actually surprised we were trailing at the half," said Lakers' head coach Luke Walton. "I told the guys at halftime that I was very pleased with their competitive spirit. The message was to take that energy and spirit, and mentally turn that up in the second half."
Despite playing on the second night of a back-to-back, it was the Lakers who brought the energy in the second half, quickly erasing a 15-point deficit, and turning it into a 14-point advantage by the fourth quarter.
"Our guys did a great job of making life difficult on Dallas," said Walton. "That's what we need to bring to the table every night."
The Lakers were sparked by Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Josh Hart (who played the entire second half) in the third quarter, as they went on a 10-point run that finally gave them their first lead of the game at 82-80, with 1:11 remaining in the third quarter.
"The way the third ended we had some momentum going. I was leaning toward taking him [Hart] out for a few minutes, but he came up and said he wasn't tired and wanted to keep rolling," said Walton of why he let Hart play the entirety of the second half. "We needed all those minutes from him."
The run-and-gun Lakers returned to their breakaway style in the second half and finally utilized their youth and athleticism to their advantage. Los Angeles outscored Dallas, 35-5, on fastbreak points in the game.
Brandon Ingram led the Lakers with a season-high 29 points, Lonzo Ball bounced back from a scoreless outing on Sunday with 21 points, seven rebounds, and five assists.
"That was yesterday. I just tried to be more aggressive. Shoot when I'm open. I tried to force the issue a little more," said ball of reclaiming some of his normal form. "I don't like losing. We were 1-5 up to this point. It was a must-win today. BI and I had a good talk last night."
The talk, which Ingram wanted to keep private from the public, was about both players taking accountability, and stepping up their game both on and off the court in the absence of veterans LeBron James and Rajon Rondo, something their head coach appreciated.
""I put so much responsibility on them because that's what I believe they're capable of doing," said Walton of Ingram and Ball on Monday. "I thought both of them had good competitive spirit and fought on both ends of the court and competed, when they do that they're really, really good at basketball."
Hart finished with 14 points and five steals, and Michael Beasley continues to impress since his return last Friday with 13 points off the bench.
"It was a good growing up game for us," Hart told Spectrum SportsNet after the game. "We had the lead late in the fourth, and held on. It was a good mental game for us."
Dallas lost for just the fourth time at home this season, and entered the game with the second best home record in the NBA this season, trailing only the Denver Nuggets 15-3 mark.
Rookie Luka Doncic had a team-high 27 points and eight rebounds for the Mavericks. Harrison Barnes, Dennis Smith Jr. and J.J. Barea each scored 11 points.
DeAndre Jordan had 10 points and a team-high 19 rebounds in the loss.
The Mavs scored just 30 points in the second half, and went as cold as an icicle, shooting just 11-of-43 from the field in the second half with 11 turnovers.
"I think they played way better defensively in the second half," Doncic said. "We didn't move the ball as well as we did in the first half. That was it."
Both teams needed the victory as they each have been slipping in the Western Conference standings as of late. The Lakers won for just the second time in their last seven games (all without LeBron), and the Mavericks have now lost four of their last five games.
The Lakers improved to 6-4 on the second night of a back-to-back this season, and they swept the season series with the Mavericks 3-0.
Notes and Next
LeBron James missed his seventh consecutive game with a left groin strain. Rajon Rondo missed the contest with a right finger injury.
The Lakers will host Blake Griffin and the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night at 7:30PM PT.
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Brandon Ingram #14 of the Los Angeles Lakers takes a shot against the Dallas Mavericks in the first quarter at American Airlines Center on January 07, 2019 in Dallas, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
The Tide got rolled.
The Clemson Tigers evened their series with the Alabama Crimson Tide, as they dethroned the reigning champs, 44-16, in a dominant performance in the National Championship Game on Monday night in Santa Clara.
Freshman phenom quarterback Trevor Lawrence put on a performance for the ages on the game's biggest stage, as the 19-year-old set the social media world aflame with comparison's to his doppelganger.
Did he look like Sunshine? A Disney Prince? or Jeff Spicoli? Either way the jokes kept on coming.
It was a high-scoring affair to start the game, but the Clemson defense dominated the Crimson Tide in the final three quarters, garnering the attention of Twitter and College Football fans alike.
At halftime, Imagine Dragons and Lil' Wayne kept the cup of jokes flowing, as social media had fun discussing the halftime performance, with Weezy's outfit getting all the laughs.
The Tigers shutout the Tide in the second half, and the jokes at the expense of six-time Champion head coach Nick Saban poured in, with many pointing at the curse of rapper Drake, as the downfall for Alabama.
Without further ado, here are the best memes and jokes from the 2019 National Championship Game:
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Sean Pollard #76 of the Clemson Tigers celebrate his teams 44-16 win over the Alabama Crimson Tidein the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Levi's Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Pacific Coast Highway finally reopened Monday night following a two-day shutdown due to mudslides triggered by weekend rainfall. The famous California roadyway was opened in both directions from Malibu to Oxnard.
Vehicles remained stuck in the mud on Pacific Coast Highway near Malibu Monday morning.
Early Sunday, the City of Malibu announced on its website that Encinal Canyon, in both directions, was open and that city crews cleared mud and debris from the traffic lanes, and continue to work to remove all debris from the shoulders.
"City crews will be working through the day in the Malibu Park area to make the roads passable by clearing the debris off to the shoulders to be removed and hauled away at a later time," according to the website.
Two vehicles were trapped in the mud at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday at PCH and Mulholland Highway, just outside the Malibu city limits, the CHP reported.
At 7:06 p.m. Saturday the CHP reported vehicles were stuck in a mixture of water, mud and rocks on PCH north of Tonga Street, 2-3 miles north of the Los Angeles County line.
The roadway havoc was part of the first winter storm of 2019, which moved into the Southland Saturday night before clearing up Sunday.
Public safety experts have been concerned that the forecasted half-inch to inch of rainfall across the Southern California coast and valleys -- and more than double that amount in higher elevations -- would increase the risk of flooding and mudslides on mountain slopes recently scorched by wildfires.
Residents in areas recently burned by wildfires -- where the soil does not absorb a lot of moisture and can be prone to hazardous mudflows that carry dirt, rocks and larger debris -- need to be prepared, experts warned.
More rain was in the forecast later in the week.
Weather forecasts and warnings will not be interrupted by the ongoing federal government shutdown, NWS officials said. Updates will be provided on the agency's website and social media feeds.
Los Angeles County residents also can find out more about storm preparation and safety tips on the County of Los Angeles website.
An armed man attempted to rob a Costco in Northridge Monday night, forcing evacuations of the store.
The incident took place on the 8800 block of Tampa Avenue around 7:30 p.m.
The suspect was armed with a handgun and attempted a smash-and-grab robbery before escaping out the back door, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
The store was evacuated, but no shots were fired, according to the LAPD.
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An attempted robbery at a Costco in Northridge forced an evacuation on Jan. 7, 2019.
Take a look at some of the top images in the news in Southern California.
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Lady Gaga poses in the press room during the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Sodas flew across the counter as employees scrambled for cover at a McDonald’s in Moreno Valley after a brawl between a mother and two teenagers.
Cellphone video shows the chaos started when a mother confronted teenagers for playing in the restaurant’s playground.
The situation escalated after the mother told the teenagers they were too old to be in the playground.
“They kept wanting to fight me, they all started hitting me and my two little girls were crying” she said. “My dad realized that they were on me and he pulled me away.”
The teenagers began throwing drinks, shoving items off the counter and throwing cups at people.
Police say the teens caused about $1,000 in damage before they took off and they have yet to be found.
The mother was treated for minor injuries.
New York City will begin guaranteeing comprehensive health care to every single resident regardless of someone's ability to pay or immigration status, an unprecedented plan that will protect the more than half-a-million New Yorkers currently using the ER as a primary provider, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.
It's not health insurance, his spokesman clarified after the surprise announcement on MSNBC Tuesday morning.
"This is the city paying for direct comprehensive care (not just ERs) for people who can't afford it, or can't get comprehensive Medicaid — including 300,000 undocumented New Yorkers," spokesman Eric Phillips tweeted.
At a press conference Tuesday, de Blasio said the plan will provide primary and specialty care, from pediatrics to OBGYN, geriatric, mental health and other services, to the city's roughly 600,000 uninsured.
The city already has the foundation for such a plan — a public health insurance option that helps get direct care to undocumented residents.
That option will be expanded, the mayor said, and supported with the addition of a new program called NYC Care. Patients who seek health coverage through NYC Care will receive a card that allows them to see a primary care doctor and seek specialty care services, de Blasio said.
Those who can afford to pay will pay for services on a sliding scale, while those who can't will receive free coverage, he noted.
New Yorkers will be able to access the program through the city's website or simply by calling 311. There will be no tax hikes to fund it, the mayor said.
"The programs will include customer-friendly call lines to help New Yorkers — regardless of their insurance — make appointments with general practitioners, cardiologists, pediatricians, gynecologists and a full spectrum of health care services," his office said in a release.
NYC Care is expected to launch in the Bronx this summer and be available in the other four boroughs in 2021, the release said.
It'll cost at least $100 million, accordinng to the release.
"We'll put the money in to make it work; it's going to save us money down the line," de Blasio said on MSNBC. "We're already paying an exorbitant amount to pay for health care the wrong way when what we should be doing is helping them get the primary care."
"This has never been done in the country in a comprehensive way," de Blasio said on MSNBC. "Health care isn't just a right in theory, it must be a right in practice. And we're doing that here in this city."
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While December is positively coated in cookie-based recipes, much in the way that a cookie is coated in powdered sugar, January is all about the foodstuffs you'll feed upon while watching the biggest football games of the season.
Should you cook the goodies that'll keep you going, play after play after play?
Will you whip up the tasties that will see you through every touchdown?
Or might you simply find a local joint that is making the munchables for you? And no mere munchables at that, but snacks themed to the game you'll be viewing?
Obviously we're suggesting that door #3, the last of the choices we just placed before you, will be the way to go on Saturday, Jan. 12.
That's the day when the Los Angeles Rams will face the Dallas Cowboys in the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs, and that's the day you'll want to get to Trejo's Coffee & Donuts for some highly thematic desserts.
For there shall be doughnuts decorated in honor of the Rams for sale, on that day only, at the shop located in Hollywood at Highland Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard.
The doughnuts will pay homage to Jared Goff (#16), Todd Gurley (#30), Aaron Donald (#99), and Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson (#29).
They are, indeed, football shaped, and they'll be rocking that quintessential Rams-style blue and yellow.
The price? It's $4.50 for each of the four player doughnuts, and $3 if you'd like a raised ring doughnut sporting the team colors.
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Stock up on blue and gold goodies ahead of Saturday's play-off game.
An aspiring paleontologist in the second grade has won Google's annual Doodle for Google contest.
Sarah Gomez-Lane, of Virginia, had her drawing of dinosaurs selected and transformed into an animation on the search giant's homepage. In it, dinosaurs play the trumpet, eat blueberries and more.
Sarah responded to the prompt "What inspires me ... ." Google says her school in Falls Church, Virginia, will be awarded $50,000 to spend on technology, and Sarah will get $30,000 toward a college scholarship.
"When they called my name, I felt happy and surprised," she said when she learned she had won. "I'm going to call my principal. He's going to say 'Yay!'"
On video, a Google employee said she hoped the Doodle would inspire kids and adults alike.
"I just hope that when people see the Doodle, they also are inspired to think about — not only what they dreamed of and wished for when they were kids — but to also just take a second to enjoy the simple things in life," she said.
Sarah's drawing will be on the Google homepage for 24 hours. Go there to see the Doodle in action.
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Sarah Gomez-Lane's animated Google Doodle includes a dinosaur playing a trumpet.
For the first time, the Hello Kitty Cafe Truck will stop in Carlsbad this Saturday to offer both limited edition sweet treats and exclusive merchandise.
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The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck will stop in Carlsbad this Saturday to offer both limited edition sweet treats and exclusive merchandise to fans. Here's a look at some of the merchandise and sweet treats available for purchase.
When we pull a snorkle mask over our eyes, or even goggles made for pool use, we've got a particular aim in mind: Seeing more clearly while submerged beneath the waves.
And while we haven't literally slipped a pair of goggles over our face, the Aquarium of the Pacific has made it easier to see a bit further, into the future, via an aqua-tastic announcement made on Tuesday, Jan. 8.
If you're guessing that it might have to do with Pacific Visions, the under-development wing at the Long Beach destination, a massive addition that has been rising for well over a year, well, you're seeing quite clearly through your proverbial snorkel mask.
For the aquarium revealed that Pacific Visions now has its highly anticipated opening date: Friday, May 24, 2019.
That is, indeed, the Friday of Memorial Day Weekend, which means that the 29,000-square-foot addition will make its first splash just in time for the busy summer season.
Did you already know that the new wing is the "first major expansion" at the aquarium since its 1998 opening? It's a tidbit that makes one's aquarium-loving heart leap in the manner of a dolphin breaking the ocean's surface.
So what'll be gurgling, quite grandly, inside Pacific Visions?
An "immersive art gallery experience" is one centerpiece, as is the "state-of-the-art immersive theater."
The art gallery installation "... immerses the visitor in sea life through a multi-channel video installation, spatial soundscapes, and sculptural relief walls enhanced with lighting." Convivial Studio, of Germany, is the visionary design firm behind this way-cool experience.
Pacific Visions, in short? It'll be as nifty as a nautilus and sure to elicit the sort of "wows" that a whale sighting might. Think of it, in a way, as a big and lavish pool of oceanic wonder, in short, though you won't need to get wet.
Still, you may want to plug your nose and plan to jump into a visit to the new aquarium wing, and all of its future-forward offerings, now that its first day is only just over four months away.
Do you already own a snorkel mask that allows you to gaze that far down the road? Now we all do, knowing now that Pacific Visions is no longer a shimmering vision but a soon-to-open, land-based reality.
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Pacific Visions, the Aquarium of the Pacific's new wing, will open on May 24, 2019. Inside? Look for "an immersive gallery experience" and several other stunning features.
The seats at Staples Center have a star-studded history when the Lakers are in action. Check out some of the celebrity fans in the stands who have cheered on the Lakers through the years.
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Some of the celebrity fans in the stands at Lakers games.