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Shooter Killed, Another Dead, 11 Hurt at Pensacola Navy Base

A shooter opened fire at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola Friday morning in an attack that left two people dead including the assailant. The gunfire prompted a massive law enforcement response to the base, which was locked down. Authorities respond to a shooting at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida on Dec. 6, 2019. (Credit: WKRG) Area hospital representatives told The Associated Press that at least 11 people were hospitalized. Five people were taken to Baptist Health Care in Pensacola, hospital spokeswoman Kathy Bowers said. Six more were expected at Ascension Sacred Heart, spokesman Mike Burke said. Neither spokesperson had information on their conditions that they could share with The Associated Press. NAS Pensacola employs more than 16,000 military and 7,400 civilian personnel, according to its website. One of the Navy’s most historic and storied bases, it sprawls along the waterfront southwest of downtown Pensacola and dominates the economy of the surrounding area. It’s home to the Blue Angels flight demonstration team, and includes the National Naval Aviation Museum, a popular regional tourist attraction. Escambia County Commissioner Jeff Bergosh, who works at the…

Hundreds Line Up To Meet Lady Gaga At Makeup Pop-Up At The Grove

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Hundreds of little monsters lined up to meet Lady Gaga and get the first chance to buy her new line of makeup products at The Grove in the Fairfax District Thursday. Sky 2 got a bird’s eye view of the long line that stretched down the block ahead of the opening of Haus Labs Beauty, a collaboration between Lady Gaga and Amazon Beauty. The pop-up shop invited customers to try out Haus Labs’ holiday collection, Cosmic Love, which focuses on festive glitter and sparkle, according to an EventBrite invitation. The first 50 people in the door also got a chance to snap a picture with Lady Gaga. The pop-up shop will be open again Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Fantasy Football Start And Sit: Miles Sanders A Top 10 RB Option As Eagles Face Giants

(CBS Local/CBS Philly)- Congratulations, you have made it through another fantasy football season! If you are in the playoffs and in the hunt for the championship, obviously, the matchups over the next few weeks will be supremely important as you chase that elusive title. On the flip side, maybe your league has a consolation bracket that determines whether or not you will have the top pick if you win it (like mine). Either way, just because the regular season is over, doesn’t mean that the fantasy lineup advice stops. As they have each week through the regular season, the crew from Fantasy Football Today has joined us to give their thoughts on the best and worst matchups of the week. Their start of the week at the quarterback spot won’t surprise you if you’ve been paying attention to this space the last few weeks. New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold is once again the guy to start this week because, again, he faces a weak defense. The Miami Dolphins visit MetLife Stadium this weekend fresh off of giving up three touchdown passes to Carson Wentz…

Jeweler Kidnapped In Costa Mesa Found Beaten, Tied Up In Santa Ana

COSTA MESA (CBSLA) — Police are searching for two men who robbed and kidnapped an Orange County jeweler. The kidnapping happened at the Diamond and Jewelry Exchange in Costa Mesa, 1808 Newport Blvd., on Wednesday night. Costa Mesa police responded at about 10 p.m. to an audible alarm alert from the store and found the door unlocked, but there were no signs of a theft and the safe was secure. However, the business had closed at 6 p.m., and the owner couldn’t be found. A missing person’s report was initiated after officers spoke to the owner’s family, Costa Mesa police said. The owner, who police did not identify, was found early Thursday in Santa Ana with serious injuries and bound with duct tape. Santa Ana police determined he was the kidnapping and robbery victim out of Costa Mesa. He was taken to a hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries. It’s not clear if the two suspects actually got away with anything. Security video from the Diamond and Jewelry Exchange captured images of the two men believed to have kidnapped the jeweler, but police did…

November Hiring in U.S. Jumps to Highest Level Since January; Unemployment Drops to 3.5%

Update: Hiring in the United States jumped last month to its highest level since January as U.S. employers shrugged off global trade conflicts and added 266,000 jobs. The Labor Department says the unemployment rate declined to 3.5% from 3.6% in October, matching a half-century low. And wages rose a solid 3.1% in November compared with a year earlier. The healthy job gain runs against a widespread view that businesses are struggling to find workers with unemployment so low. Persistent hiring should help keep consumers spending — a key engine of growth as businesses have cut their investment spending and exports have stalled. Monthly job gains have in fact accelerated since this summer, averaging 205,000 over the past three months, up from just 135,000 in July. Previous story: Friday’s November jobs report will provide insight into whether steady hiring remains a source of strength for the U.S. economy even as the Trump administration’s trade conflicts have heightened uncertainties for employers. Economists have forecast that the government will report that employers remained confident enough to add a solid 187,000 jobs, according to data provider FactSet. The unemployment…

Intuitive Surgical extends property deals in Sunnyvale

SUNNYVALE — Intuitive Surgical, a major player in advanced medical equipment, has bought a half-century-old industrial building sitting on prime real estate that could someday become a modern office site in Sunnyvale. The building that Intuitive has just bought is at 100 San Lucar Ct. and sits atop 2.4 acres that are a three-minute drive from the tech company’s headquarters at 1020 Kifer Road, property records show. This is far from the only property that Intuitive has obtained in the Kifer Road area of Sunnyvale in recent years. Intuitive has bought several parcels in the vicinity of its head offices so far in 2019. The company also purchased another nearby site in 2017. “We have sought to purchase contiguous properties to enable possible future expansion when or if needed,” Peper Long, a spokeswoman for Intuitive Surgical, said in comments provided to this news organization in March in connection with the company’s earlier expansion endeavors. On Dec. 4, Intuitive Surgical paid $15.2 million for the 47,000-square-foot San Lucar Court building, according to county public documents. The building was constructed in 1964. In March, Intuitive bought the…

‘I can’t get a DMV driving test appointment for my teen’: Roadshow

Q: I have been trying to help my son get an appointment at any DMV in the Bay Area for his behind-the-wheel test when he’s home for the holidays from college, from Dec. 15 through Jan. 14. Despite checking daily for the last two weeks, the earliest appointment at a Bay Area DMV seems to be in early February. We looked at every office from Santa Rosa to Fairfield to Tracy to Hollister to Capitola. None have any appointments earlier than February. We ended up taking an appointment in Santa Rosa for Feb. 6, but will continue to keep looking. Is this normal? Thank you for any light you can cast on this mystery. Krishnakumar Sriramadhesikan, Sunnyvale Like Mr. Roadshow’s Facebook page for more questions and answers about Bay Area roads, freeways and commuting. A: Another parent with a child eager to be independent behind the wheel is also nervous about the same thing: Q: My question is regarding the DMV and getting behind-the-wheel appointments. My daughter recently turned 16 and is ready to take the driving test. Online appointments are not available for minors…

In second year of legal weed, California’s budding cannabis industry prepares for another hit

As year two of legal cannabis sales in California comes to a close, shoppers are still more likely to buy marijuana from illicit sellers than from state-sanctioned stores that pay taxes and test their products for safety. California’s 7,000 licensed cannabis businesses — and the state’s tax revenue — are feeling the pinch. Prominent cannabis companies that a year ago were growing aggressively have, in recent months, laid off hundreds of workers. They say hefty taxes, onerous regulations and competition from a thriving illicit market are forcing them to scale back operations. Now the industry, which is already operating under effective tax rates of up to 70%, is bracing for another hit. Starting Jan. 1, marijuana retailers will pay 12.5% more in taxes than they do now, while cultivator taxes will go up more than 4%. The unexpected move announced last month is being described as shortsighted by many in the industry. Licensed business owners point out that their outlaw competitors — retailers and others who haven’t received state licensing — can sell tax-free cannabis for a fraction of the price. “Taxes are a big…

Pay your own legal fees: More fallout from East Bay city manager dispute

ALAMEDA — A City Council member or city employee who knowingly violates the city charter will not be entitled for reimbursement of their legal costs under a new city policy. The change is part of the fallout from an Alameda County civil grand jury report that found Councilman Jim Oddie and Councilwoman Malia Vella violated the charter by putting political pressure on then-City Manager Jill Keimach as she was hiring a fire chief in 2017. Alameda’s charter says the city manager makes hiring decisions, not the council. Both Oddie and Vella continue to deny wrongdoing and last year filed claims with the city to recoup roughly $90,000 each in legal bills as a result of Keimach’s allegations. Keimach said she was subjected to “unseemly” and “intense and unrelenting” pressure from Oddie and Vella in an October 2017 letter to the council, which prompted the city to bring in an independent investigator and the elected officials to secure legal help. Oddie has since withdrawn his claim, while last month the City Council denied Vella’s claim, which also included allegations that she suffered defamation and invasion of…

Review: Ride with us, dear reader, to the edges of space

By Jake Coyle | Associated Press Would you like to ride in Eddie Redmayne’s beautiful balloon? Tom Harper’s “The Aeronauts,” starring Felicity Jones and Redmayne, is loosely based on a record-setting 19th century balloon expedition into the atmosphere. On Sept. 5, 1862, James Glaisher (Redmayne) took off from London with the aim to ascend higher into the firmament than anyone had before in a balloon floated by coal gas. Hot air balloons haven’t often been the favored modus of flight in movies. They have historically rated somewhere in between blimps and feathered bird suits. Since “The Wizard of Oz,” it’s been mostly losing air, save for the occasional cameo: the aloft opening of Tarkovsky’s “Andrei Rublev” (1966), the harrowing runaway balloon of the Ian McEwan adaptation “Enduring Love” (1997). But Harper, the British director of one of the year’s most pleasant surprises, “Wild Rose,” has tried to bring some modern flare to the old balloon, utilizing computer generated effects to send soaring its star attraction: a red-and-white striped Victorian contraption graced by a band of aqua blue and a thicket of ropes and sandbags. More…

Caught On Video: Mountain Lion Lounges Next To Sliding Glass Door In Simi Valley

SIMI VALLEY (CBSLA) — A mountain lion was spotted again prowling a Simi Valley neighborhood, just a day after it was believed to have attacked two dogs, killing one of them. A photographer spotted the big cat loping through the front patio of a home near Rising Star Avenue and Moon Shadow Street. It was then spotted walking along Yosemite Avenue, where it jumped a wall toward Bluebird Circle. (credit: Simi Valley Police Department) The early morning stroll is just a few hours after it was found stretched out beside the Rodnunsky family’s sliding glass door, much like a common housecat. It did not seem to be bothered by the people gawking at it from inside the house. The sightings have all occurred in same neighborhood where a miniature pinscher was killed by a mountain lion early Thursday and a havanese was attacked during its walk Wednesday night. The mountain lion appears to be wearing the tracking collar used by the National Park Service, but Fish & Wildlife officials say it does not appear to be working. Residents and pet owners were warned to take…

Murder Suspect Killed By SWAT Team In San Bernardino

SAN BERNARDINO (CBSLA) — The suspect wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of fugitive recovery agent James Black was killed Thursday in a deputy-involved shooting at a San Bernardino hotel. The San Bernardino Police Department received a call at 11:22 a.m. that shots had been fired near the Days Inn hotel on the 1900 block of S. Business Center Drive. James Black was killed while working as a fugitive recovery agent. Police Sargent John Echevarria confirmed in an afternoon press conference Thursday that a man who was fatally shot during the shooting was 41-year-old Chad James Green of Riverside, the man wanted in connection with Black’s death. Green was said to have exited the hotel room and walk towards the deputies. The deputies then told the him to stop and raise his hands, at which point Green took off running, Echevarria said. The deputies believed that Green was armed, and the shooting occurred. He was pronounced dead at the scene. When deputies searched Green, two firearms were recovered. A woman was also found inside of the hotel room Green had exited and she was…

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