No tickets for Monday’s Kobe memorial? Stay clear of Staples, officials say

Organizers of Monday’s memorial ceremony for Laker legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, who both died in a Calabasas helicopter crash, on Friday, Feb. 21 urged people without tickets to the Staples Center gathering to stay away from the area. “We hope that everybody heeds the message and they stay either in their offices, surrounded by their friends or at home with their family or loved ones, because it’s going to be a very emotional memorial for that day and we want people to be able to enjoy it,” Staples Center President Lee Zeidman told reporters outside the venue. More coverage of Kobe Bryant‘s death Zeidman and Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore again stressed that the ceremony will not be broadcast on any of the outdoor screens at Staples Center or in the adjacent L.A. Live plaza. “This is, to be clear, a ticketed worldwide event at this location,” Moore said. “And what that means is, if you don’t have tickets and credentials, you will not be allowed into this venue. … The point there is, do not impact the rest of…

Westbound 60 Freeway in Badlands to close five nights

The drive through the Badlands is going to get worse next week before a lane reopening foreshadows better days. Transportation officials plan to close the entire westbound side of the 60 Freeway, plus one eastbound lane, on five nights — Monday, Feb. 24, through Friday, Feb. 28. Those weeknight closures will occur from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., a Riverside County Transportation Commission news release stated. John Standiford, commission deputy executive director, said the CHP also will close the 60 to traffic intermittently during the day next week, for 5 to 10 minutes at a time before letting drivers go on their way. The closures, driven by a  $126 million truck-lanes project, aim to give construction crews room and time to move concrete rails and equipment, and check pavement quality, the release stated. “Overall, there is going to be a lot of construction activity next week that is going to affect traffic,” said Standiford, who suggested motorists take the 10 Freeway to get around closures. Related links 60 Freeway lane through Badlands to reopen after 6 months One westbound 60 Freeway lane to close for…

California sues over San Bernardino airport cargo project

State Attorney General Xavier Becerra has sued the Federal Aviation Administration, San Bernardino International Airport Authority and Hillwood Enterprises over the recent approval of a massive air cargo logistics center currently under construction at the former Norton Air Force Base. Joined at Indian Springs High Friday, Feb. 21, by local labor and environmental advocates, Becerra said that throughout the approval process, the three agencies ignored the significant health risks a nearly 660,000-square-foot sorting facility for around-the-clock air and ground cargo operations would pose to the surrounding community. The FAA approved the Eastgate project late last year. “This large airport expansion project will have a significant impact on the local community and families who call this area home,” Becerra said. “These families are already disproportionately burdened by pollution. … In California, we can’t have business as usual hurt distressed communities in our state. We have a responsibility to provide justice, including environmental justice, to all of California’s communities. “None of us,” Becerra continued, “whether the California Department of Justice, the FAA, the San Bernardino Airport Authority or the developer of the project have the right to turn…

Apply for Zonta Club of Riverside’s Young Women in Public Affairs Award

Applications for the Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs Award are available from the Zonta Club of Riverside. The award recognizes young women ages 16 to 19 for demonstrating leadership skills, active commitment to volunteerism and experience in local or student government, and it encourages them to continue their participation in public and political life, according to a press release. The Zonta Club of Riverside provides a $300 award to its Young Women in Public Affairs winner. The club winner then goes on to compete with other Zonta District 9 winners for $1,500. The winner of District 9 competes at the Zonta International level for $4,000, according to the press release. For an application, email riversidezonta@gmail.com or go to foundation.zonta.org/YWPAAward. Applications are to be sent to riversidezonta@gmail.com in PDF format by March 15. For more information about the award and about the 2019 recipients, go to foundation.zonta.org/YWPAAward. The Young Women in Public Affairs Award is funded through voluntary contributions to the Zonta International Foundation. The Zonta Club of Riverside, founded in 1930, is part of Zonta International, an organization of professionals working to make…

New I Street Bridge Design Unveiled

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A sleek, modern look has been chosen as the design for the replacement I Street Bridge. Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, Congresswoman Doris Matsui and other officials unveiled the new design at a press conference on Friday morning. Nine designs had been under consideration. San Francisco-based architecture firm T.Y. Lin International was selected to design and build the new bridge. Celebrating the unveiling of the winning design for the I Street bridge. In the next two years our big plans for @thesacrailyards and @oldsacramento will materialize. And soaring above it will be this instant modern landmark linking @TheCityofSac and @cityofwestsac. pic.twitter.com/d3V1IExJCu — Darrell Steinberg (@Mayor_Steinberg) February 21, 2020 Construction on the new bridge, which is planned to connect C Street in West Sacramento to the Railyards development in Sacramento, is expected to begin next year. An effort to replace the aging I Street Bridge, which built in 1911, has been underway for a while. The original bridge was designed at a time before buses – and when the most-common car was the Ford Model T. The old I Street Bridge won’t be going…

The 3 Best Spots To Score Hair Extensions In Stockton

Looking for the best hair extensions near you? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top hair extension outlets in Stockton, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture next time you’re in the market for hair extensions. Looking to visit the latest trending spots? There’s no time like the present, since consumer spending at health and beauty businesses tends to rise in February in the Stockton area, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a software provider that helps small businesses manage customer reviews. Daily spending at Stockton-area health and beauty businesses last year rose by 23% in February over the month before. Hoodline offers data-driven analysis of local happenings and trends across cities. Links included in this article may earn Hoodline a commission on clicks and transactions. 1. Ayla Davis Hair photo: ayla d./yelp First on the list is Ayla Davis Hair. Located at 1563 Woodland Drive in Swain Oaks, the hair stylist and makeup artist spot, which offers hair extensions and more, is the highest-rated hair extension spot in Stockton, boasting five stars…

Suspected DUI Driver In Solano County Found With Loaded Gun, Marijuana For Sale

SOLANO COUNTY (CBS13) — Solano County deputies said they stopped a suspected DUI driver who was speeding with expired registration before discovering a loaded gun and pre-packed marijuana for sale inside of the vehicle. The Solano County Sheriff’s Office said the incident happened Thursday evening on Highway 12. Law enforcement spotted the driver, Nicklaus Pangelinan, 27, of Suisun City, speeding on the highway with expired tags and initiated a traffic stop. The smell of burnt marijuana came from inside of the vehicle and a rolled blunt sat on the dashboard, authorities said. A search of the vehicle uncovered a loaded gun without a serial number, large amounts of cash and pre-packaged marijuana for sale, the sheriff’s office said. Swipe left for more photos. s olano1(credit: Solano County Sheriff) solano 3(credit: Solano County Sheriff) solano 2(credit: Solano County Sheriff) A record check showed that Pangelinan was a convicted felon, which makes it illegal to be in possession of any weapons, deputies said. Pangelinan was taken into custody without incident.

State Lawmaker Introduces Universal Basic Income Bill; Californians Over 18 Would Get $1K Per Month

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A state lawmaker has introduced a universal basic income bill that would give every Californian $1,000 per month. AB 2712 was introduced by Assemblyman Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley) on Thursday. I’ve just introduced Assembly Bill 2712- California Universal Basic Income (UBI).. Continuing your work, @AndrewYang . #HumanityFirst #UBI https://t.co/J96GihNilb pic.twitter.com/mJC9bX5Vn5 — Evan Low (@Evan_Low) February 21, 2020 The bill would create a California Universal Basic Income Program (CalUBI) where residents over 18-years-old would receive $1,000 per month. As written, the bill would only exempt people who are already getting Medi-Cal, County Medical Services Program, CalFresh, CalWorks or Unemployment Insurance from getting the universal basic income. RELATED: Testing The Impact Of Universal Basic Income In Stockton Low’s bill would pay for the CalUBI program with a 10 percent value-added tax on goods and services in California. One California city, Stockton, has already been experimenting with a basic income program where 125 residents were selected at random from low-income neighborhoods to get $500 per month. No taxpayer money went into funding for Stockton’s basic income program. Low invoked former Democratic presidential candidate hopeful Andrew…

Jurors in Weinstein Rape Case Say They Are Deadlocked on Most Serious Charge

Jurors deliberating in Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial indicated Friday that they are deadlocked on the most serious charges, but the judge told them to keep trying. In a note sent to the judge during their lunch break, jurors asked if it were permissible for them to be hung on two counts of predatory sexual assault while reaching a unanimous verdict on other charges. After consulting with prosecutors and Weinstein’s lawyers, Judge James Burke told the jury of seven men and five women to keep working toward a unanimous verdict on all charges and sent them back to continue deliberating. Weinstein’s lawyers said they would accept a partial verdict, but prosecutors said no and Burke refused to allow it. The jury, in its fourth day of deliberations, has been particularly focused on the key aspect of two counts of predatory sexual assault: “Sopranos” actress Annabella Sciorra’s allegations that Weinstein raped and forcibly performed oral sex on her in the mid-1990s. Those charges carry a maximum penalty of life in prison. In all, Weinstein, 67, is charged with five counts stemming from the allegations of Sciorra and…

Costco to Ban Non-Members From Food Court Starting Next Month

Those who don’t have a Costco membership will soon no longer be able to frequent the food court for cheap hot dogs and pizza, according to KTLA sister KRON in San Francisco. That’s because starting in March, the warehouse chain will require visitors to have an active membership to make food court purchases, according to a Costco spokesperson. The Instagram account Costco Deals posted a photo of a sign outside a store saying that only active members will be able to buy items from the food court starting on March 16. Costco says buying items from the food court has always required a membership, but the policy hasn’t been enforced. A basic membership goes for $60 a year.  

Police: Man Celebrates Sobriety By Getting Drunk, Stealing Motorcycle

MESA, Ariz. (CBS Local) — An Arizona man celebrated four months of sobriety by allegedly getting drunk and stealing a motorcycle, authorities said. Jackson Brady Hanley, Jr. rode his bicycle to a motorcycle shop in Mesa on Feb. 11, grabbed a Kawasaki motorcycle and pushed it down the street, according to court documents. A customer who saw him went inside and told an employee, who then called the police, CBS affiliate KPHO reported. Man celebrates 4 months of sobriety by getting drunk and stealing a motorcycle from a Mesa dealership, police sayhttps://t.co/C13fCkLoBP pic.twitter.com/7xEYXLOH5G — azfamily 3TV CBS 5 (@azfamily) February 19, 2020 Officers found Hanley, 29, nearly a mile away. The motorcycle was resting on a fence slightly tipped over but was still upright, according to court paperwork. Because of the way it was leaning against the asphalt, damage to the exhaust was estimated to be about $3,500. Police said Hanley admitted to stealing the motorcycle because he was celebrating four months of sobriety. He was also allegedly confessed to being drunk off of moscato and vodka. Hanley was booked into jail and charged with…

Comedian Brad Williams Raises Over $350K To Send Bullied Boy To Disneyland

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A popular comedian has raised more than $350,000 and counting through a crowdfunding effort to send an Australian boy who claims he was bullied for dwarfism on a trip to Disneyland. Los Angeles-based comedian Brad Williams set up the GoFundMe page after learning about a Facebook video posted by the mother of 9-year-old Quaden Bayles of Brisbane. Quaden Bayles. (GoFundMe) Bayles has achondroplasia, a genetic disorder which causes dwarfism, according to Australian news outlets. The heartbreaking video shows Bayles crying in a car for six-minutes on his way home from school after being bullied. “Give me a knife, I want to kill myself,” Quaden can be heard saying. The video has more than 22 million views and 356,000 shares. “I want people to know how much this is hurting us as a family, I want people to educate their children,” Quaden’s mother, Yarraka Bayles, says in the clip. Comedian Brad Williams performs at The Shrine Auditorium on April 4, 2015. in Los Angeles. (Getty Images) Williams, who himself has dwarfism, set up the GoFundMe campaign on Thursday. It had already raised…

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