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Saturday “Gayle on the Go!” /// Saturday, November 30th, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend! If you’re having difficulty figuring out what to do with out-of-town holiday guests…NOOOOOOO PROBLEM! The Saturday holiday “Gayle on the Go!” list of activities is LOOOOOOONG! Take a look at the report I prepared for broadcast, THEN SCROLL DOWN THIS PAGE FOR A LIST OF WEEKEND EVENTS. Some of the events are FREE!!! -0-0-0- Winter Fantasy 2019 Sawdust Festival Artists & Makers Five Weekends in November and December 935 Laguna Canyon Road Laguna Beach sawdustartfestival.org The Sawdust Festival festival grounds are transformed into a Winter Wonderland where 180 artists create, display and sell original creations over the course of five weekends. The Winter Fantasy is offers the most unique holiday shopping in all of Southern California. Art media includes jewelry, clothing, fused and blown glass, ceramics, woodwork, forged metals, painting, photography, sculpture, clothing and textiles. Experience unique artwork by 180 artists, live holiday entertainment, great outdoor cafes, art classes and demonstrations, petting zoo, Santa and much, much more! With amazing art gifts, thousands of holiday decorations and picture-perfect moments, the Sawdust’s Winter Fantasy will become your family’s holiday tradition. -0- 2)…

Teen Arrested Following Stolen SUV Pursuit in Ventura

Police arrested a 16-year-old boy after they say he led them on an erratic high-speed chase through Ventura before being apprehended with help from a K-9. A woman called police about 8 p.m. to report her SUV had been taken from the driveway of her home, according to the Ventura Police Department. A police sergeant spotted the just-stolen SUV shortly after 10 p.m., driving at more than 100 mph on the 126 Freeway near Victoria Avenue, officials said. The sergeant followed the vehicle as it transitioned to the northbound 101 Freeway and exited at Seaward Avenue. Back-up officers then arrived on scene and police tried to stop the SUV, leading to a pursuit. “During the incident, the juvenile driver drove erratically and made multiple vehicle code violations,” police said in a written statement. The chase ultimately led down Norwich Lane, which comes to an abrupt and at the beach. “Having nowhere to go, the driver exited the SUV and ran onto the beach,” according to the statement. “The SUV came to a stop when it ran into a brick wall at the end of the…

High School Football Team in NorCal Plays for Championship 1 Year After Camp Fire Destroys Homes of Most Players

A Northern California high school football team will play for a championship Saturday one year after most of the players and coaches lost their homes to a wildfire that nearly destroyed their town. Paradise High School will face Sutter Union High School for the Northern Section Division III championship. The game comes just over a year after the Camp Fire mostly destroyed the town of Paradise, burning down roughly 19,000 buildings and killing 85 people. Most of the people who lived in Paradise have moved away. But many have returned on Friday nights to watch the football team’s remarkable season. “The football team has come to represent all of us,” Paradise Mayor Jody Jones said. “There is not a whole lot that gets emotional about this whole fire. But I have to tell you, every time I have to tell someone who is not from Paradise the story of our football team, I start crying.” Paradise High School has a football tradition, consistently fielding competitive teams. The school produced Jeff Maehl, a wide receiver who played for the University of Oregon in the 2011 BCS…

State Route 18 to Big Bear Mountain Resort Reopens Amid Heavy Snowfall

State Route 18 to Big Bear Mountain Resort reopened Saturday to the relief of skiers and other winter revelers visiting for the start of the season. The Southern California resort opened this week as snow levels rose to 4 feet at the top and 42 inches at lower elevations, triggering several road closures. On Saturday, officials said SR-18 was reopened in both directions after being closed just as the season kicked off. SR-18 open in both directions from Lucerne to Big Bear. Chains required! (This is the only way in and out of Big Bear) if you are not familiar with this road, go up a different day and wait for an friendlier route to open. — Caltrans District 8 (@Caltrans8) November 30, 2019 Skiers glide across the snow at Big Bear Mountain Resort on Nov. 30, 2019. (Credit: KTLA) Justin Kanton, a spokesperson for Big Bear, said the resort has already received an abundance of fresh powder — an amount he estimates to be half the 100 to 110 inches of snow it usually gets over an entire season. And it’s only been two days.…

Construction on 6th Street Bridge Over L.A. River Gets Job Done With a Lot of Woman Power

Maria Coronado has building in her blood. Her grandmother was a World War II riveter and her grandfather a lifelong woodworker. Coronado, who grew up learning how to bake bread as skillfully as she knew how to fix a combustible engine, was often the only woman on a site to wield a hammer when she started in construction in 1990. Nearly 30 years later, she’s a mentor to those who’ve followed in her footsteps, answering late-night calls helping women navigate a male-dominated field. That includes a group of women rebuilding downtown Los Angeles’ 6th Street Bridge — a once iconic landmark stretching across the L.A. River that was torn down in 2016 after it was deemed an earthquake hazard. “What I’m always telling them is to own your skills,” said Coronado, 52. “Outshine everybody.” Read the full story at LATimes.com.

1 Dead, 2 Children Injured In South LA Car Crash

SOUTH L.A. (CBSLA) — A woman is dead and two children are in critical condition after their car collided with another vehicle in South L.A. Friday night. The crash happened at Colden Avenue and McKinley Avenue in the Green Meadows neighborhood shortly after 11 p.m. Firefighters had to remove the roof to pull the victims out of the car. No one was hurt in the second vehicle. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

LAPD Officer Injured In Boyle Heights Shooting, Suspect In Custody

BOYLE HEIGHTS (CBSLA) — A Los Angeles police officer was injured in a shooting Friday night in Boyle Heights, according to the LAPD. Police say officers were doing anti-gang enforcement near the intersection of Malabar and Fickett Street when they stopped to talk with a pedestrian around 7:10 p.m. Detectives say that’s when the man took out a gun and exchanged fire with police. A 27-year-old LAPD officer suffered a gunshot wound to the arm and was later transported to the hospital. He is expected to recover. Police say the suspect is 21 years old and is believed to be a known gang member in the area. He was placed in custody after the shooting. An investigation is ongoing. One officer sustained injuries, and was transported to a local hospital in stable condition. The suspect was located a short time later and is in custody. — LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) November 30, 2019 (© Copyright 2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)      

Vietnam Receives Last Remains of 39 Killed While Being Smuggled in Truck to UK

The last remains of the 39 Vietnamese who died while being smuggled in a truck to England last month were repatriated to their home country on Saturday. Photos by the official Vietnam News Agency showed the arrival at the Hanoi airport of 16 bodies and seven urns, which had been flown from London. They were loaded into ambulances on a foggy morning for a trip to their hometowns in several provinces in northern and central Vietnam. The bodies were found Oct. 23 in the English town of Grays, east of London. Police said the victims were aged between 15 and 44. While no cause of death has been officially established, the circumstances suggested asphyxiation. The 31 men and eight women are believed to have paid human traffickers for their clandestine transit into England. Several suspects have been arrested in the U.K. and Vietnam. Shortly after noon on Saturday, the body of one victim, 19-year-old Bui Thi Nhung, arrived at Phu Tang church in the village of Do Thanh. More than 100 Catholic villagers and family members waited for the body’s arrival at a highway leading…

Recreational Weed Sales to Kick Off in Michigan and Illinois

James Daly is eager to make marijuana history on Sunday, when he plans to open the doors to Arbors Wellness, beckon the lengthy line outside and legally start selling recreational pot for the first time in the Midwest. “We’ve worked very hard to be prepared,” said Daly, who owns the medical dispensary that, for now, is among just six shops in Michigan — mostly in Ann Arbor — also approved to start selling for adult use in December. The business is doubling staff and has fielded calls from potential customers across the state along with neighboring Ohio and Indiana. “The end of prohibition is historic,” he said. “We wanted to rip the Band-Aid off.” Both Michigan and Illinois, which allows sales starting on Jan. 1, are officially joining nine other states that broadly allow marijuana sales. Companies are rushing to complete renovations at dispensaries, expand their growing facilities, and get staff hired and trained. The Midwestern states’ launch into the potentially lucrative recreational market comes at a turbulent time for the industry, which has been rocked by layoffs, the vaping health scare and investor disappointment…

Fiat Chrysler, United Auto Workers Close to Reaching New Contract Deal: Source

A person briefed on the matter says the United Auto Workers and Fiat Chrysler are close to reaching a tentative contract agreement. The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the talks are private, says the deal could be finalized Saturday. The person says it includes a $9,000 signing bonus, a promise not to close any factories for the next four years and a commitment to keep making vehicles at a plant in Belvidere, Illinois. If the deal becomes final, top union leaders and factory-level officials likely will gather next week to vote on it. Then it must be ratified by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ 47,000 union workers. Fiat Chrysler is the last company to settle on a new contract with the union. GM settled in October and Ford reached a deal earlier this month.

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