Southland Gas Prices Decrease Slightly

The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County dropped three-tenths of a cent Sunday to $4.935, ending a streak of 15 consecutive increases that saw it rise to its highest amount since Dec. 1. The average price is 3.6 cents more than one week ago and 18.8 cents higher than one month ago, but 1.8 cents less than one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It has dropped $1.559 since rising to a record $6.494 on Oct. 5, 2022. The Orange County average price fell four-tenths of a cent to $4.886. It is 1.7 cents more than one week ago and 18 cents higher than one month ago, but 3.4 cents less than one year ago. It has dropped $1.573 since rising to a record $6.459 on Oct. 5, 2022. The national average price fell three-tenths of a cent for the second consecutive day, to $3.394. It is 4.8 cents more than one week ago and 21.1 cents higher than one month ago, but 8 cents less than one year ago. It

The Times’ top 25 high school baseball rankings

A look at the Los Angeles Times’ top 25 high school baseball teams in the Southland after Week 9 of the 2024 season. Rk. SCHOOL; Comment; last rank 1. CORONA (19-2); Champions of National High School Invitational; 1 2. SANTA MARGARITA (15-6-1); Tied for first place in Trinity League; 3 3. ORANGE LUTHERAN (18-5); National High School Invitational runner-up; 4 4. HARVARD-WESTLAKE (18-4-1); Went 3-1 in North Carolina 2 5. HUNTINGTON BEACH (16-7); Trevor Goldenetz is hitting .358 after big week; 6 6. MATER DEI (14-7); Took two of three from St. John Bosco; 5 7. WESTLAKE (18-3); Battling Calabasas for Marmonte League title; 8 8. JSERRA (13-8-1); Three-game series with St. John Bosco; 7 9. SAN DIMAS (18-4); Five RBI day for Landon White; 9 10. CORONA CENTENNIAL (18-3); Three-game series with No. 1 Corona; 10 11. ARLINGTON (18-2); Pitching depth keeps delivering; 12 12. CHAMINADE (16-7); Vinny Van der Wel walk-off home run on senior day; 11 13. LA MIRADA (18-5); Kevin Jeon is batting .438; 14 14. CALABASAS (15-6); Seven RBI day for Simon Hoffman; 15 15. ST. JOHN BOSCO (14-6); Sophomore

Who is Oscars red carpet host Amelia Dimoldenberg?

If you’re a pop culture hound with an interest in movies — and awards season — chances are you’ve seen the viral clips of some of the biggest movie stars in the world disarmed by a deadpan interviewer . From Margot Robbie to Andrew Garfield, social media star Amelia Dimoldenberg has found herself rubbing shoulders with the Hollywood elite thanks to her charming and offbeat interviews at red carpet premieres (and fried chicken restaurants). But this year, she’s working on the entertainment industry’s grandest stage: the Oscars. Dimoldenberg was selected by the motion picture academy to be the 96th Oscars ambassador, a position that will allow her to bring her signature interview style to the steps of the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday as the nominees make their way into the show. “What better place to interview Hollywood stars than the Oscars?” Dimoldenberg told the academy . What is “Chicken Shop Date”? Dimoldenberg’s buzzy online career began with her YouTube series “Chicken Shop Date.” The premise is simple: Amelia talks with a musician, actor or other notable person over a fried chicken meal in

After speculation about health woes, Kate Middleton posts smiling Mother’s Day message

Where is Kate Middleton? Celebrating Mother’s Day with her family, according to a new Instagram post. After weeks of wild speculation about her health, the state of her marriage and even the collapse of the House of Windsor, Catherine, Princess of Wales, marked the U.K. holiday on Sunday by sharing a photo of herself surrounded by her children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. “Thank you for your kind wishes and continued support over the last two months,” read the caption, signed “C.” “Wishing everyone a Happy Mother’s Day.” The photo, in which the seated, smiling Kate is flanked by the three grinning youngsters in cozy sweaters, is credited in the post to William, Prince of Wales. The Mother’s Day message comes a week after the senior royal was captured in paparazzi photos making her first public outing since undergoing abdominal surgery Jan. 16. Despite a Kensington Palace statement Jan. 17 announcing that Catherine was “unlikely to return to public duties until after Easter,” her so-called “disappearance” in the time since has provoked rampant gossip online over the nature of her ailment. Such questions

Sanders: “No more money to Netanyahu’s war machine to kill Palestinian children”

Face The Nation By Kaia Hubbard Updated on: March 10, 2024 / 1:31 PM EDT / CBS News Sanders: “No more money to Netanyahu’s war machine” Sen. Bernie Sanders: “No more money to Netanyahu’s war machine to kill Palestinian children” 07:42 Washington — Sen. Bernie Sanders, a Vermont independent, said Sunday that the Biden administration needs to make clear to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that if his government wants to continue to receive support from the U.S., Israel must change its policy on humanitarian aid to Gaza. “No more money to Netanyahu’s war machine to kill Palestinian children,” Sanders said on “Face the Nation” on Sunday.  The long-time critic of Netanyahu is among a group of lawmakers who have argued that Israel is violating the Foreign Assistance Act by blocking American humanitarian aid to Gaza. He said on Sunday that suspending or conditioning aid to Israel would be the “right thing to do.” Transcript: Sen. Bernie Sanders on “Face the Nation,” March 10, 2024 Sanders called the situation in Gaza an “unprecedented crisis” with thousands of children under the threat of starvation, while noting

TikTok is a “national security issue,” Sens. Mark Warner and Marco Rubio say

TikTok is a “national security issue,” Sens. Mark Warner and Marco Rubio say – CBS News Watch CBS News As the Senate Intelligence Committee will hold their annual worldwide threats hearing this week, Sens. Mark Warner and Marco Rubio tell “Face the Nation” that while they have “slightly different ways” on how to address TikTok, they agree that the social media platform’s presence in the U.S. is a “national security issue.” Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On

Face The Nation: Warner, Rubio, Jeffries

Face The Nation: Warner, Rubio, Jeffries – CBS News Watch CBS News Missed the second half of the show? The latest on… TikTok’s presence as a national security issue and the foreign aid bill. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On

Hakeem Jeffries says Democrats will back Mike Johnson if he “does the right thing” on aid bill

Hakeem Jeffries says Democrats will back Mike Johnson if he “does the right thing” on aid bill – CBS News Watch CBS News House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries tells “Face the Nation” that if House Speaker faces a revolt from within his own party and a motion to vacate is filed over a foreign aid bill, a “reasonable number” of Democrats will support Johnson if he “does the right thing.” Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On

Missing L.A. County woman located, authorities say

A woman who went missing in Palmdale on March 5 has been found, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Lexi Sutherland-Ward, 28, was identified as an at-risk missing person on Saturday. When reported missing, the sheriff’s department said she had last been seen on the 1500 block of West Avenue O-8 in Palmdale. “Thank you to the public, the media, and deputy personnel for their tireless efforts in the search for Ms. Sutherland-Ward,” the sheriff’s department said. Father of Rancho Cucamonga teens killed in crash speaks out No additional details, including where and how she was found, were immediately made available.

Un autobús escolar, vestidos donados, la estilista de Alicia Keys: dos estudiantes del LAUSD van a los Oscar

Cuando las chicas del tercer año de secundaria recorren el centro comercial en busca del vestido perfecto en primavera, llega el momento del baile de graduación. Pero no para Ismerai Calcaneo, de 17 años. Ella está comprando para asistir a los Oscar. Es la búsqueda de un vestido que esta estudiante de Roosevelt High nunca podría haber imaginado. Y fue necesaria la petición de su maestra en Instagram y un grupo de donantes para preparar a Ismerai y a Porché Brinker, de sexto grado, para su paso por la alfombra roja del domingo en el Dolby Theatre. Porché Brinker, de 12 años, se prueba su vestido antes de los Premios de la Academia 2024. (Cortesía Ben Proudfoot) Ambos estudiantes del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Los Ángeles aparecen en “The Last Repair Shop”,que ha sido nominado al mejor cortometraje documental en los Premios de la Academia 2024. La película, presentada por L.A. Times Studios y Searchlight Pictures, cuenta la historia de los técnicos que reparar los instrumentos musicales de los estudiantes del LAUSD. Ismerai, una saxofonista alto de Boyle Heights, ha utilizado un instrumento prestado del

Prensas históricas imprimen L.A. Times por última vez mientras la producción se traslada a Riverside

El turno está a punto de comenzar en una planta que está a punto de cerrar. La luz del sol de finales del invierno proyecta largas sombras sobre los trabajadores que cruzan el estacionamiento, donde los gatos callejeros se esconden entre los autos. Sólo quedan dos semanas y la rutina no ha cambiado: llegar a las cinco de la tarde, dirigirse al vestuario, cambiarse la ropa de calle por ropa de trabajo. Si alguien siente tristeza o pérdida, nadie lo demuestra. Tienen un periódico que publicar. “Estamos tratando de hacer esto con un poco de clase y dignidad”, dijo el supervisor de turno. Kal Hamalainen. Hace dieciséis meses, les dijeron que Los Angeles Times, su empleador, subcontrataría la impresión del periódico y que la planta de impresión Olympic, que alguna vez fue la joya de la corona de un vasto imperio mediático, cerraría en algún momento de 2024. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times) La decisión se puso en marcha muchos años antes, cuando Tribune Co., con sede en Chicago, entonces propietaria de The Times, vendió sus propiedades históricas y The Times se convirtió en

Sondheimer: City Section is showing the way how to crack down on rules violators

For those wondering why City Section teams are having a hard time competing against the best in the sports of football and basketball at the highest level, you can blame commissioner Vicky Lagos for enforcing CIF transfer rules that are preventing schools from building the type of all-star teams in the past that got Narbonne, Hawkins and others in trouble. When the names of nine basketball players showed up on the City Section transfer portal after paperwork was submitted by Palisades High in the fall, it immediately attracted the attention of Lagos. She and her staff have a policy of visiting schools that receive multiple transfers for a particular sport to review if CIF rules were followed rather than relying on schools to police themselves. She brings together in the same room administrators, coaches and parents while reviewing the required paperwork. It happened at Palisades, where four players were denied eligibility for violating rules on pre-enrollment contact (Recommendation: Do not announce a player’s arrival when they aren’t officially enrolled). Lagos and her staff have pulled off seemingly the impossible — forcing schools and parents to

Why are the Academy Awards called the Oscars?

Entertainment By Aliza Chasan March 10, 2024 / 12:00 PM EDT / CBS News Will “Oppenheimer” sweep Oscars? Will “Oppenheimer” win most Oscars at 96th Academy Awards? 03:32 When presenters open envelopes on stage at the  2024 Academy Awards  and announce who the Oscar goes to, they’ll actually be using a nickname that’s been around for almost as long as the award itself.  The statuette given to winners is technically called the Academy Award of Merit. It’s based on a design by Cedric Gibbons, who was MGM art director at the time of the award’s creation. He sketched a knight holding a sword and standing in front of a film reel, according to the Academy. In 1928, they began the process to turn that idea into a statue.  No one is quite sure exactly when or why the Academy Award of Merit began to be known as an Oscar. One popular theory, according to the Academy Awards, is that Margaret Herrick — former Academy librarian in the 1930s and 40s and later executive director —thought that the statuette looked like her Uncle Oscar. After hearing

‘Politically incorrect’: Madonna asks fan why they’re sitting, then finds out they’re in a wheelchair at L.A. show

A mega star had an embarrassing moment at her Inglewood concert on Thursday and it’s making a splash online. In a video posted by TikTok user jesusalbertosanvicente , Madonna, known for dozens of pop hits like “Material Girl” and “Like a Virgin,” made an uncomfortable mistake when trying to raise the energy in the crowd at the Kia Forum. “What are you doing sitting down over there,” the superstar said, singling out a fan near the stage. “What are you doing sitting down?” The Oscars are almost here. Here’s what to know and how to watch Then, in horrifying fashion, she learned the fan was sitting because they were in a wheelchair. “Oh. Okay,” she said after she took a closer look. “Politically incorrect. Sorry about that. I’m glad you’re here.” LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 05: Madonna speaks onstage during the 65th GRAMMY Awards at Crypto.com Arena on February 05, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy ) There’s no word on whether she extended a private apology to the fan after the public incident. The icon

Why are the Oscars called ‘the Oscars’?

This Sunday, some of Hollywood’s most celebrated actors and filmmakers will be vying to get their hands on a gold-plated Oscar statuette, one of the most prestigious awards in the industry. But just who is this “Oscar” guy, anyway? The Academy Award of Merit, as the statuette is officially named, was first presented to honorees at the inaugural Academy Awards in 1929. But it wasn’t until years later that the nickname “Oscar” emerged, and even longer before the Academy embraced the moniker. Oscar statuettes are displayed in Feb. 2008 at a “Meet the Oscars” event in New York’s Times Square. (Photo by Stan Honda/AFP via Getty Images) The origins of the name “Oscar” are disputed, but one of the most common beliefs, according to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), concerns Academy librarian Margaret Herrick. Herrick, in the early 1930s, is purported to have claimed that the statuette looked like her “Uncle Oscar” — and the name somehow stuck. But Herrick’s account changed slightly in later years. As noted by Bruce Davis, a former AMPAS executive director and the author of “The

The art of “Gruff,” a film that’s handmade

The art of “Gruff,” a film that’s handmade – CBS News Watch CBS News A new short film called “Gruff” features extraordinary artwork by filmmaker Julian Curi. But it’s not computer animation. Curi drew all of his characters and backgrounds by hand on paper, manipulated his drawings like puppets before the camera, and used computers to erase the wires, giving his film a uniquely intimate feel. The film centers on the relationship between its heroine, Hazel, and her emotionally distant father, Abuelo, a character loosrly based on Curi’s own father. Curi talks with correspondent Jonathan Vigliotti about creating his unique film, which got its start via crowdsourcing on Kickstarter. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On

What is the most Oscars won by a single movie?

Entertainment By Aliza Chasan March 10, 2024 / 11:00 AM EDT / CBS News Will “Oppenheimer” sweep Oscars? Will “Oppenheimer” win most Oscars at 96th Academy Awards? 03:32 “Oppenheimer” leads the 2024 Oscar nominations with 13 nods, but no film has ever won that many Academy Awards before. Several movies have come close, however.  More than 3,000 Oscars have been bestowed since 1929, according to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which hands out the awards.  These are the films with the most Oscar nominations and wins in history: Which movie has won the most Oscars? Three films are tied for having the most Oscar wins of all time:  “Ben-Hur” (1959)  “Titanic” (1997) “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” (2003) Each of those films received 11 Academy Awards. “Ben-Hur,” which received 12 nominations, has been adapted several times. The 1959 film, starring Charlton Heston, Stephen Boyd, Jack Hawkins and Hugh Griffith, was directed by William Wyler. Wyler has the distinction of having earned 12 Oscar nominations for best director.  “Titanic,” which received 14 nominations, starred Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet

Transcript: House Minority Leader Rep. Hakeem Jeffries on “Face the Nation,” March 10, 2024

Face The Nation March 10, 2024 / 10:55 AM EDT / CBS News The following is a transcript of an interview with House Minority Leader Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, Democrat of New York, that aired on March 10, 2024. MARGARET BRENNAN: We turn now to the House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries, who joins us from Brooklyn, New York. Welcome back. DEMOCRATIC LEADER REP. HAKEEM JEFFRIES: Good Morning. Great to be with you. MARGARET BRENNAN: Leader Jeffries, you know, our latest CBS polling shows Donald Trump with a four-point lead over Joe Biden. And Mr. Biden has not consolidated his base Democratic voters. Specifically among Black voters, Biden is ahead of Trump 76% to 23%. But that core democratic group that he won with about 90%, back in 2020, is showing just- it seems like a lack of enthusiasm. How does President Biden fix it? REP. JEFFRIES: Well, the polling has been all over the place, but I’m confident that at the end of the day, in November, the overwhelming majority of African Americans, Caribbean Americans, black voters throughout the country, will support President Biden, understand that

Man Found Dead on Freeway Near Outskirts of LAX

Authorities are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man found dead Sunday morning on the San Diego (405) Freeway, near the outskirts of the Los Angeles International Airport. The body was found about 3:50 a.m. on the southbound freeway, west of Century Boulevard, the California Highway Patrol reported. A cause of death was not known. Anyone with any information regarding the death can contact Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or send tips to lacrimestoppers.org.

Senator Mark Warner and Senator Marco Rubio on “Face the Nation,” March 10, 2024 | full interview

Senator Mark Warner and Senator Marco Rubio on “Face the Nation,” March 10, 2024 | full interview – CBS News Watch CBS News Watch Margaret Brennan’s extended interview with Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) on March 10, 2024. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On

Jimmy Kimmel and Molly McNearney on preparing for Oscar’s big night

Sunday Morning By Ted Koppel March 10, 2024 / 10:05 AM EDT / CBS News Jimmy Kimmel on hosting the Oscars Jimmy Kimmel on hosting the Oscars 10:14 When 21 comedy writers on Jimmy Kimmel’s regular late-night show gathered to come up with jokes for the Academy Awards, one suggested, “Start with a prayer.” “Okay. We should start with a prayer,” said Molly McNearney, co-head writer and executive producer on Jimmy Kimmel’s nightly show. McNearney is also an executive producer of tonight’s Academy Awards. Kimmel added, “Should end with a prayer.” Writers gather to plan out the Academy Awards show.  CBS News McNearney began with a rundown: “Our announcer, David Allen Grier, will announce Jimmy.  Jimmy will do a 10-minute monologue, and then we’re gonna present best actress, with five former winners in the category. Don’t say any of their names, because then we will have …” “I’m gonna say their names,” said Kimmel. “No! We’re giving them 30 to 45 seconds, directly present to the person they’ve been assigned. And they’re mostly either personal relationships that these actors have with each other.” “Mostly?” “Yes