Driver shot by L.A. County sheriff’s deputies during pursuit in Norwalk

A reckless driver believed to be under the influence was shot by L.A. County sheriff’s deputies during a pursuit in Norwalk, officials said Wednesday. It is unclear when the pursuit began, but the driver was heading south on the 605 Freeway when he exited at Alondra Boulevard East, sheriff’s officials told KTLA. It is unclear when led to the shooting, but the box truck ended up on top of a divider at Alondra and Piuma Avenue, near the freeway off ramp, aerial video from Sky5 showed. The driver, described only as a man, was struck during the shooting. His condition was not known. Three deputies were involved in the incident but were not injured, officials said. The off ramp is expected to be closed for eight hours amid the investigation, according to the California Highway Patrol. No further details about the incident have been released.

Lakers guard Alex Caruso arrested on suspicion of marijuana possession in Texas

Lakers guard Alex Caruso was arrested Tuesday in Texas on suspicion of marijuana possession. He was later released. According to jail records at the Brazos County Sherriff’s Office, Caruso was accused of possessing less than two ounces of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was arrested by Texas A&M University Police in College Station and was booked Tuesday. Both charges are misdemeanors in Texas. Caruso, who played at Texas A&M, was released after paying a bond and a fine. The 27-year-old Caruso, a Lakers’ fan favorite, will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason. He averaged 6.4 points per game and 2.8 assists during the 2020-21 season. Read the full story on LATimes.com.

California renters on edge as state mulls extending eviction moratorium

Some regulations that have protected California renters from eviction during the pandemic are nearing expiration, leaving many tenants worried about how they will stay housed and underscoring the uneven recovery from COVID-19’s economic toll. The statewide moratorium on evictions, which protects renters with pandemic-related hardships if they don’t pay rent, is due to expire at midnight June 30. Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to announce an agreement with legislative leaders for an extension this week. Though some form of extension at the state level is expected, tenants and their advocates say the uncertainty hanging over what happens next — and layers of rules that many people find confusing — is sowing anxiety and fear. “I don’t know what I am going to do,” said Natalia Cole, a 38-year-old Eureka resident who was laid off from her warehouse job in December and is $4,000 behind on rent. She said her landlord has applied for rental relief on her behalf, but so far she has heard nothing about her application. “I’m at a standstill.” Read the full story on LATimes.com.

Mayor Garcetti’s office rocked as comments in private Facebook group go public

The private Facebook group was called “Solid Gold,” and included Mayor Eric Garcetti’s chief of staff as well as other Los Angeles city employees and friends. For several years, they used the group to discuss social and political events, and also disparaged some top L.A. officials and other prominent leaders in California. Some of the group’s posts were revealed by The Times in the last week, roiling Garcetti’s office at a time when he is expected to be nominated by the Biden administration to become the U.S. ambassador to India. Garcetti was not part of “Solid Gold” and has denounced the comments. The social media posts raise new questions about the culture inside the mayor’s office, which is also grappling with allegations that the mayor’s former top advisor sexually harassed people. Read the full story on LATimes.com.

“Fear inside his eyes”: Dylan Redwine didn’t want to visit father, friends testify

Dylan Redwine disappeared during a visit with his father in 2012.  Dylan Redwine did not want to visit his father over the 2012 Thanksgiving holiday but couldn’t avoid the court-ordered trip, his childhood friends testified Tuesday during the murder trial of Mark Redwine, who is accused of killing his 13-year-old son on the first night of his stay. One by one on the first day of testimony, Dylan’s friends — tweens when Dylan disappeared nearly a decade ago, but now in their early 20s — described how Dylan spent what prosecutors say was his final day alive. Dylan had a sleepover and hung out with friends in the Colorado Springs area before he flew to Durango on Nov. 18, 2012, and he made plans to get out of his father’s house as soon as he could, testimony revealed. Mark Redwine, 59, is charged with second-degree murder and child abuse in Dylan’s death. The boy was reported missing Nov. 19, 2012 — the day after Dylan arrived to stay at his father’s house for the holiday. His disappearance prompted an extensive search and drew national attention;…

‘He is innocent’: Defense emerges as July 2020 Oakland homicide goes to trial

OAKLAND — Only nine months after he was arrested and charged with murder, a 48-year-old Oakland tax preparer is going on trial facing charges that he gunned down a man who’d been in an altercation with the defendant’s wife. Marius Robinson was arrested last September and charged with murdering 43-year-old Robert Coleman in the July 2020 shooting. Though murder cases typically take years to go to trial, Robinson is already there. Jury selection started earlier this week, with both sides making a brief case to prospective jurors about what they think the evidence will show. Prosecutors allege that Coleman and Robinson’s wife got into an argument when she was out running an errand, and when she returned home and told her husband about it, he became “enraged.” The defense concedes that Robinson’s car was seen driving up to and leaving the scene of the homicide, but say because of that, Oakland police focused solely on Robinson and ignored evidence that pointed to another killer. “He is innocent,” Robinson’s attorney, deputy public defender Joseph Penrod, told prospective jurors Monday morning. Deputy district attorney Adam McConney told…

Photos: Onetime Monterey County home of ‘Vertigo’ star Kim Novak asks $12.5 Million

By Wendy Bowman | Variety Back in the 1960s, after she became disenchanted with fame and its drawbacks, “Vertigo” star Kim Novak packed her bags, loaded up a van and left the bright glare of Hollywood at the apex of her career. She first settled in a blufftop oceanfront refuge in the affluent enclave of Carmel Highlands, and though she’s long since decamped Carmel in favor of Oregon, where the accomplished artist is now whiling away her days painting, Novak’s former coastal compound on exclusive Spindrift Lane is now on the market with a $12.5 million price tag, complete with one-of-a-kind vistas of the enchanting scenic coastline. “Obviously, the property is right on the ocean; you can’t get any closer,” says listing agent Jonathan Spencer of Compass. “It’s built directly into a granite shelf, and the drama there is unbelievable. You can see whales migrating and pelicans soaring around the bend, and I’ve seen humpback whales breaching from the windows in the master bedroom. It’s really just the majesty of being so close you can almost touch it; this is your own front-row view into…

House may curb power of Facebook, Google, Amazon, Apple

By MARCY GORDON | Associated Press WASHINGTON — A House panel pushed ahead Wednesday with ambitious legislation that could curb the market power of tech giants Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple and force them to sever their dominant platforms from their other lines of business. Conservative Republican lawmakers haggled over legislative language and pushed concerns of perceived anti-conservative bias in online platforms but couldn’t halt the bipartisan momentum behind the package. The drafting session by the House Judiciary Committee is an initial step in what promises to be a strenuous slog through Congress. Many Republican lawmakers denounce the market dominance of Big Tech but don’t support a wholesale revamp of the antitrust laws. Republicans have relentlessly hurled accusations of anti-conservative bias against the social media platforms and may demand targeted legislative sanctions in return for their support. The advance of the massive, bipartisan legislation comes as the tech giants already are smarting under federal investigations, epic antitrust lawsuits, near-constant condemnation from politicians of both parties, and a newly installed head of the powerful Federal Trade Commission who is a fierce critic of the industry. The…

Hotline newsletter: Larry Scott’s comments on CFP bid process create bad optics for the “Pathetic” 12

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published twice a week during the college sports season. (Sign up here for a free subscription.) This edition, from June 23, has been made available in archived form. Automatic Bids (and blowback) Larry Scott’s tenure atop the Pac-12 is not ending quietly, which comes as little surprise from a commissioner who revels in the spotlight. Earlier this month, Scott agreed to an interview with the Associated Press in which he dodged responsibility for the Pac-12’s missteps and directed a mammoth chunk of blame on the schools. For that, the Hotline issued a rebuke unlike any we have offered during his 12 years, save for the time his general counsel called into the instant replay booth and overturned a call. Last week, Scott issued a public statement on a key aspect of the College Football Playoff expansion proposal. And for that, he has been roasted on the opposite coast. If you’re unfamiliar with the latest development, here’s the backstory: Following a meeting of the 10 conference commissioners on June 17 in Chicago, the Hotline reached out to the Pac-12 and asked if Scott…

Elton John To Play His Last North American Concert Ever At Dodger Stadium In 2022

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Elton John announced Wednesday that the last two concerts he ever plays in North America will take place at Dodger Stadium in November of 2022. FILE — Elton John plays Dodger Stadium in 1975. (Getty Images) The 74-year-old John took to social media to release new dates for his ongoing tour, “Farewell Yellow Brick Road: The Final Tour.” He will close the North American portion of the tour with two shows at Dodger Stadium on Nov. 19-20, 2022. Tickets for the shows go on sale June 30. “I’m coming to you today with an announcement that I’ve been working towards for, well, all my life,” John said in a video posted to Twitter. “The shows that I announce today will be my final tour dates ever in North America and Europe. I’m going to go out in the biggest possible way, performing at my very best with the most spectacular production I’ve ever had, playing places that have meant so much to me throughout my career. Whether it’s next summer in Frankfurt or at the legendary Dodger Stadium for the grand…

Police: Marcus Kelley Of Hemet Discharged Bear Spray In Seal Beach Road Rage Incident

SEAL BEACH (CBSLA) — A Hemet man faces charges of discharging bear spray during a road rage incident in Seal Beach. (credit: Seal Beach Police Department) Marcus Kelley, 43, was arrested Sunday in connection with the incident just before 2 p.m. on June 14, according to Seal Beach police officials. He faces charges of assault and battery, unlawful use of pepper spray, and felony child endangerment. Kelley has since been freed on bail and information about his next court appearance was not available, according to Seal Beach police spokesman Lt. Nick Nicholas. Police say the drivers of two vehicles driving southbound on Pacific Coast Highway got into a verbal altercation, so one of the drivers turned off PCH to get some distance from the other driver, parked on Anderson Street and got out. The other driver, however, followed, and pulled up next to the parked vehicle and sprayed him and his car with bear spray, police said. The parked vehicle’s windows were down and the spray – a concentrated and highly irritating aerosolized deterrent similar to pepper spray – got inside the vehicle, where three…

UCLA Study Find That People Already Infected With COVID Only Need One Dose Of Vaccine

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A new study published Wednesday has found that people who have already been infected with the coronavirus may only need one dose of the vaccine. A health care worker prepares a dose of the Moderna vaccine during a Kedren Health mobile vaccine clinic at the Watts Juneteenth Street Fair on June 19, 2021, in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles. (Getty Images) The UCLA study determined that those who have been infected with COVID-19 only need the first dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine to reach the same protection level as fully vaccinated individuals who have not been infected. The researchers measured antibody levels between vaccinated people with two doses, and unvaccinated people who had suffered mild and severe cases of COVID-19. Of the 28 study participants who had not been infected, one dose of the vaccine triggered antibody levels similar to those of a person with a mild coronavirus infection, while two doses were required to trigger antibody levels similar to a person with a severe case of the virus. However, among the 36 participants who had been infected…

Harlem Globetrotters Petition NBA To Become League’s 31st Franchise: ‘Don’t Get It Twisted; Basketball Would Not Be What It Is Today Without Us’

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)- The Harlem Globetrotters have entertained basketball fans throughout the U.S. and around the world since their inception in 1926 and now, they want a chance to prove they’re among the best teams in the world. The team penned an open letter to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver asking the league and its governors to grant them a franchise. The Globetrotters letter says that they are ready “right now” to compete against the league’s best. In the letter, the Globetrotters note that competition against NBA teams is part of the team’s history, having beaten the then-Minneapolis Lakers twice in 1948 and 1949. Those games have been pointed to in subsequent years as a spark in the league’s integration in 1952. However, when the league integrated, the Globetrotters weren’t brought into the fold, instead they say they were raided for their players. Our official statement on yesterday’s letter to the @NBA #DearNBA #SpreadGame pic.twitter.com/pbc2fOchDi — Harlem Globetrotters (@Globies) June 22, 2021 “People say it was that game in 1949 that sparked the integration of the NBA. Three years after Jackie Robinson broke the baseball color…

Inside Hong Kong’s biggest newspaper after news broke of its closing

By Jenni Marsh, CNN Business One year was all it took for a Beijing-imposed National Security Law to take down Hong Kong’s largest and loudest pro-democracy newspaper. Next Media announced Wednesday that Apple Daily, its flagship tabloid, would publish its final copy Thursday due to an untenable environment in which its journalists had been arrested and millions of dollars in assets had been frozen. Its digital platform will cease operations on the same day, the company said in a statement. The news sent a deep chill through Hong Kong’s media industry and undermined government claims the new legislation would not diminish press freedom. Last year, China’s ruling Communist Party moved to bring Hong Kong in line with its authoritarian rule by bypassing the city’s legislature to implement the security law. It punishes anything the authorities deem to be subversion, secession, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces with up to life in prison. While city leader Carrie Lam said back then that press freedoms would still be protected, Apple Daily staffers say they knew it was only a matter of time before they were targeted. “But…

Sellers dialed back deals for Amazon Prime Day, but shoppers still showed up

By Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN Business Shoppers aren’t showing any signs of getting tired of Amazon Prime Day, even though some sellers had said they weren’t planning on offering deals this year. Amazon said that Prime Day, held this past Monday and Tuesday, was the biggest two-day sales period for third-party sellers in the company’s history. Amazon said sales from third-party merchants outpaced its own sales. Amazon also said Prime members purchased more than 250 million items worldwide on Prime Day. Robotic vacuums, coffee makers and Crest Whitestrips were some of the top-selling products. “Amazon’s Prime Day was aimed to boost new Prime member signups and enhance its relationship with existing members to grow the ecosystem, a mission we believe Amazon accomplished,” Joseph Feldman, a retail analyst at Telsey Advisory Group, said in a research note Wednesday. Amazon benefited this year from a favorable economic environment, a wider product assortment — particularly in its own private-label brands— and increased participation from third-party sellers, said Feldman. Walmart, Target, Costco, Best Buy, Macy’s and others offered up deals of their own to capitalize on the surge in online…

Riverside artist goes from drawing in class to career in entertainment

Watching cartoons, reading comics, collecting Marvel trading cards and graffiti were all things that Riverside’s Mat Guillen loved while growing up. Although drawing in class would get him into trouble, it just made him want to do more. “Art was definitely a way for me to escape reality and create a world of my own,” he said. Guillen went on to take art classes while at La Sierra High School, but as much as he enjoyed it, he never imagined continuing to do it after graduating. After a year at a community college, he decided to attend the Art Institute in Los Angeles. Having come from a traditional artist background where his experience had been limited to drawing on paper or painting on canvas, working with such online programs as Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign was challenging. “Death,” a piece by Riverside artist Mat Guillen. (Photo provided by the artist) “Once I got the hang of all the technical aspects, the user interface of the programs became a lot easier to comprehend,” he said. “The great part of attending the Art Institute was that it helped…

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