Gossip rampant about changes at Canyon Crest Towne Centre in Riverside

Canyon Crest Towne Centre in Riverside seems to have added a hot new business: a rumor mill. It’s busy pumping out hearsay, half-truths and chisme. Say what you will about its business practices, this mill knows its way around social media. Ever since beloved independent bookstore Cellar Door Books announced Jan. 19 that it had lost its month-to-month lease, gossip began flying that five or six other businesses had also had their leases vacated. Many accepted this number as fact, even though nobody could name more than two other businesses, one of which turned out to be leaving by coincidence. Then on Thursday, Jan. 26, an online news site posted a story that said “we have spoken to other business owners who have had their leases terminated” before naming six goners. Except this list was faulty too. The owner of The Sacred Journey said she has a lease and had not been contacted by the site. The writer admitted to her in an email that he had merely “reported what I was told by other business owners.” Where is Perry White when you need him?

3 Women Shot, Killed in Car at Gathering Near Beverly Hills

LAPD patrol car. Courtesy ONSCENE.TV The three victims killed in a shooting that wounded four others at a gathering in the Beverly Crest area of Los Angeles were women from Illinois and Arizona, authorities said Sunday.Iyana Hutton was a 33-year-old resident of Chicago and 29-year-old Nenah Davis was from Boiling Brook Illinois, according to the coroner’s office. Destiny Sims was a 26-year-old resident of Buckeye, Arizona.Firefighters and paramedics dispatched at 2:35 a.m. Saturday to the 2700 block of North Ellison Drive reported three people dead at the scene, said Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Police later said the three deceased victims were in a vehicle that was parked in front of the residence.Paramedics rushed two people to a hospital and the other two victims took themselves to a hospital — which was not a trauma center, Stewart said. Two were critically injured and two had stable vital signs. The initial dispatch was an “assault with a deadly weapon call” at about 2:40 a.m., the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Division reported. Homicide detectives were called to the location at about 6:30

LA County’s COVID Hospitalizations Fall Below 700

The number of COVID-positive patients in Los Angeles County hospitals has fallen below 700, decreasing by 28 people to 694, according to the latest state numbers.Of those patients hospitalized as of Saturday, 92 were being treated in intensive care, up eight from the previous day’s total.Those numbers come one day after the county reported 1,123 new cases of COVID-19 and another 19 deaths associated with the virus, bringing its cumulative totals to 3,673,339 cases and 35,230 deaths. The daily case numbers released by the county’s Department of Public Health are undercounts of actual virus activity, due to people who use at-home tests and don’t report the results, and others who don’t test at all.“The use of therapeutics, reasonable precautions including masking and testing, and access to the bivalent booster have all helped to put LA County in a good place right now,” Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said in a statement. “The county is blessed to have the health tools that make a difference and I applaud everyone for using these tools to dampen spread and reduce risk, especially for those most vulnerable. For those

Actor and activist James Cromwell

James Cromwell, the 83-year-old character actor is known for memorable roles in “L.A. Confidential,” “The Queen,” “Succession,” and his Oscar-nominated performance as Farmer Hoggett in “Babe,” is also known for his activism, including protests against animal testing and a power plant. Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz visits with Cromwell to talk about playing opposite a pig, and gluing himself to a Starbucks counter to protest pricing.

The “luminist architecture” of Steven Holl

The works of architect Steven Holl have helped define the look of cities around the world, making remarkable use of light and space. Correspondent Rita Braver talks with Holl, whose recent works include the REACH at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, in Washington, D.C., and the Kinder Building at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston – buildings in which Holl hopes to express “the joy from the creative act.”

Open: This is “Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan,” Jan. 29

This week on “Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan,” the first face-to-face meeting of the new Congress between President Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy is coming soon. The main topic on the agenda? Paying America’s bills and getting the country’s fiscal house in order. We’ll ask the speaker about what he thinks Congress should do to keep the U.S. from defaulting. Plus, a rare joint conversation with the chair and vice chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

“Banshees of Inisherin” stars Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson

The acclaimed Irish comic-drama “The Banshees of Inisherin,” about two longtime friends whose relationship suddenly grinds to a halt, stars two actors who clicked while collaborating on the 2008 classic “In Bruges.” Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson, both Oscar-nominated for their performances in “Banshees,” talk with correspondent Tracy Smith about their friendship, and the challenge of playing ex-friends.