CaliNews

Santa’s spirits not dampened by the rain in Riverside

Santa, played by Thomas Cameron Stuart of Perris, asked one of his elves to fetch an umbrella from his sled on Sunday. Santa greeted children at the Autism Society Inland Empire’s 9th Annual Holiday Party, so the rain couldn’t dampen his spirits at Castle Park in Riverside on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. Umbrellas and candy cane stripes dominated the landscape. (Photo by Cindy Yamanaka, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Sprinkles hit Lady Liberty at Castle Park in Riverside on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. Rain is predicted to subside after 4:30 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. (Photo by Cindy Yamanaka, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Show Caption of Expand The Autism Society Inland Empire’s 9th Annual Holiday Party was unscathed Sunday, ending as the sky grew dark and light rain hit. Related Articles Snow Day thrills youngsters in Moreno Valley New storm coming to Riverside and San Bernardino counties: Here’s when the rain will start Rain falls or drizzles across Southern California, putting region at above-average precipitation levels Steady, heavy rain expected in Riverside and San Bernardino counties Some SCE customers still without power…

Tigers Injure Woman During Event at Animal Sanctuary Near Moorpark

A woman was taken to a trauma center Saturday after being injured by tigers during an event at an animal sanctuary near Moorpark, the Ventura County Fire Department said. The woman, described as the owner of Wildlife and Environmental Conservation, was in a cage with two Bengal tigers when one wrapped its paws around her legs and another grabbed onto her head,  Michael Bradbury, who is affiliated with the non-profit, told the Ventura County Star. The fire department received a call at about 12:58 p.m. reporting a tiger had injured a woman in 11900 block of Broadway Road, with the facility telling officials that it was a result of “rough play” and not an attack, Ventura County Fire Department spokesman Mike Des Forges said. A crew from the department was already attending the event along with about 30 other people who contribute to the sanctuary, according to Des Forges. Firefighters were there during the incident and were able to immediately render aid before the woman was transported to a trauma center for her injuries, fire officials said. Des Forges said he could not comment on…

District Attorney Jackie Lacey Cuts Ties With Political Fundraiser Associated With Trump

LOS ANGELES (CNS/CBSLA) — Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey has cut ties with a political fundraiser who also helped organize a Los Angeles event for President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign. Lacey said her campaign would no longer work with Trey Kozacik of the Pluvious Group, whose name appeared on a flier promoting a $1,500-per-person event Thursday night in downtown Los Angeles in support of Lacey’s reelection bid, the Los Angeles Times reported. Kozacik was also listed as a point of contact on an invitation to an April fundraiser in Los Angeles for Trump’s re-election campaign, according to the newspaper. “I am the first Democrat in nearly 20 years to hold this office, and the only major candidate in this race who is a lifelong Democrat,” Lacey said on Saturday.” Mr. Kozacik has not been paid by our campaign, and our chief fundraising consultant is Stephanie Daily Smith, a leading Democratic fundraiser who has spearheaded fundraising efforts for Hillary Clinton for president, Mayor Eric Garcetti, and the Democratic National Committee. “Mr. Kozacik helped us put together a fundraising event hosted by one of his…

Chargers End 3-Game Skid, Crush Jaguars 45-10

JACKSONVILLE (CBSLA/AP) — Philip Rivers threw for 314 yards and three touchdowns, including an 84-yarder to Austin Ekeler that was the longest completion of the quarterback’s 16-year NFL career, and the Los Angeles Chargers handled the Jaguars 45-10 Sunday to end a three-game skid. It was Jacksonville’s fifth consecutive lopsided loss, all by at least 17 points. The 1986 Tampa Bay Buccaneers were the last NFL team to drop five straight by at least 17. Jacksonville’s last two have been embarrassments at home — both essentially settled before halftime. The Chargers (5-8) scored on four of five possessions in the first half, picking apart Jacksonville’s beleaguered defense and taking a 24-3 into the locker room. It was a welcome cushion for a team whose eight losses each came by seven points or fewer. It was more of the same for the Jaguars (4-9), who trailed by as many as 25, 32, 24 and 23 in their previous four blowouts. It’s hard to imagine owner Shad Khan keeping Doug Marrone any longer, not following another lackluster effort against another sub-.500 team. The Jaguars have now lost…

Ribbon-cutting Wednesday for McHenry Avenue Bridge

ESCALON — As growth in the region continues and the job picture improves, commuter and business traffic in the southeast corner of San Joaquin County has picked up considerably, creating added pressure on bridges and intersections where busy roadways meet.One of those bottlenecks is the McHenry Avenue Bridge over the Stanislaus River and McHenry’s intersection with East River Road on the north side of the river. The river crossing is just one of three in the county […]

Man Eats $120K Banana That Was Duct-Taped to Wall at Miami Art Fair

When an artist duct-taped a banana to a wall and priced it at $120,000 this week, we should probably have known where the story was heading. The work, by Maurizio Cattelan, was ripe for the picking — and on Saturday, it was unceremoniously taken off the wall at the Art Basel Miami Beach and eaten by a performance artist, amid a crowd of stunned onlookers, some of whom posted videos of the incident. “I really love this installation. It’s very delicious,” David Datuna wrote on Instagram, alongside a video showing the aftermath of his stunt. As people gather and film the incident, a woman can be seen remonstrating with Datuna before asking for his name. Entitled “Comedian,” the artwork comprised a banana bought in a Miami grocery store, and a single piece of duct tape. There were three editions, the gallery said, adding that two had already sold for around $120,000. It’s unclear whether the banana being eaten will detract from the artwork’s value, or whether Cattelan plans to buy more bananas and start again. CNN has contacted the gallery for comment. Prior to the reported sale,…

Pensacola Base Shooting Victim Was Standing Watch, Fresh Out of Boot Camp, Father Says

Fresh out of boot camp, Cameron Walters proudly told his father in Georgia during their nightly video chat that he had passed the exam qualifying him to stand watch and help secure building entrances at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida. When news broke the next morning of shots being fired at the base, Shane Walters called his son’s cellphone repeatedly throughout the day. There was no answer. The 21-year-old airmen apprentice from Richmond Hill had been killed along with two other sailors by a gunman authorities later identified as a military aviation student from Saudi Arabia. Shane Walters told The Associated Press on Sunday that his son died standing watch at the classroom building where the shooter opened fire. “He was just looking forward to getting his wings and being a part of flying and whatever job they gave him,” Shane Walters said. “He just wanted to earn his wings. He was looking so forward to having those wings pinned on his chest.” The attack also killed 23-year-old Joshua Watson, a recent graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy from Enterprise, Alabama, and 19-year-old Airman Mohammed…

‘Benson,’ ‘Star Trek’ Actor René Auberjonois Dies at 79

René Auberjonois, a prolific actor best known for his roles on the television shows “Benson” and “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” and his part in the 1970 film “M.A.S.H.” playing Father Mulcahy, has died. He was 79. The actor died Sunday at his home in Los Angeles of metastatic lung cancer, his son Rèmy-Luc Auberjonois told The Associated Press. René Auberjonois worked constantly as a character actor in several golden ages, from the dynamic theater of the 1960s to the cinema renaissance of the 1970s to the prime period of network television in the 1980s and ’90s — and each generation knew him for something different. For film fans of the 1970s, he was Father John Mulcahy, the military chaplain who played straight man to the doctors’ antics in “M.A.S.H.” It was his first significant film role and the first of several for director Robert Altman. For sitcom watchers of the 1980s, he was Clayton Runnymede Endicott III, the hopelessly highbrow chief of staff at a governor’s mansion on “Benson,” the ABC series whose title character was a butler played by Robert Guillaume. And for…

49ers George Kittle’s voodoo necklace, physical play rule the day

NEW ORLEANS — George Kittle warded off evil spirits in more ways than one to set up the 49ers’ 48-46 comeback win. In the obvious aspect, three New Orleans Saints defenders were needed to finally stop Kittle’s 39-yard reception at the 28-yard line on fourth-and-2, the key play that set up Robbie Gould’s game-winning field goal as time expired. Dabbling in voodoo may have helped the superstitious Kittle, too. This necklace was sent to Kittle by a 49ers fan from New Orleans — it has little SF logo wood beads and gator feet on the end. It was meant to protect him and the Niners in the Superdome. It didn’t NOT work. “I’m not a little stitious, I’m superstitious” pic.twitter.com/surhfVYskZ — Dieter Kurtenbach (@dieter) December 8, 2019 Kittle entered and exited the Superdome wearing a necklace a fan gave him to protect him and the 49ers. The necklace included a small “SF” logo, wood beads and alligator feet on the end. “I’m not a little stitious, I’m superstitious,” Kittle said. He’s not a little factor in the 49ers’ offense. He’s a super factor, as evident…

North Dakota county may become US’s 1st to bar new refugees

James MacPherson | Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D. — Reuben Panchol was forced to leave war-torn Sudan decades ago as a child, embarking on an odyssey that eventually brought him to the American Midwest and left him eternally grateful to the country that took him in. “I am an American citizen, a North Dakotan,” said Panchol, a 38-year-old father of four. “And without North Dakota, I couldn’t have made it.” Panchol hopes to share his story on Monday with members of a local commission who are set to vote on whether their county will stop accepting refugees. If they vote to bar refugees, as expected, Burleigh County — home to about 95,000 people and the capital city of Bismarck — could become the first local government to do so since President Donald Trump issued an executive order making it possible. The county postponed a vote last week when more than 100 people showed up and overflowed the commission’s normal meeting space. Monday night’s meeting will be held in a middle school cafeteria to accommodate public interest that Chairman Brian Bitner said is the most intense he’s…

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!