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NBA legend Kobe Bryant among 5 dead in Southern California helicopter crash

CALABASAS — Nine people were killed Sunday, including Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, when a helicopter crashed along a hillside in Calabasas. Also on board the helicopter was Orange Coast College head baseball coach John Altobelli, said OCC assistant baseball coach Ron La Ruffa. The crash, in the area of Las Virgenes Road and Willow Glen Street, was called in at 9:47 a.m., according to a watch commander at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lost Hills/Malibu station. The helicopter was described as a Sikorsky S-76, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer said. TMZ, which first reported Bryant’s death, said the helicopter belonged to Bryant. There were no survivors, according to sheriff’s officials, who added that the crash triggered a small fire that was quickly put out. It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of Kobe Bryant and four others in a helicopter crash in Calabasas. The aircraft went down in a remote field off Las Virgenes around 10:00 this morning. Nobody on the ground was hurt. The FAA and NTSB are investigating. — City…

Warriors cancel practice in wake of Kobe Bryant’s death

Click here if you’re having trouble viewing the photo gallery on a mobile device. Kobe Bryant, the celebrated shooting guard who led the Los Angeles Lakers to five NBA championships, was one of nine people who died in a helicopter crash in Southern California on Sunday morning. He was 41. The Warriors were in the middle of practice when the news, first reported by TMZ and later confirmed by multiple outlets, broke. The team cut practice short and were too upset by the news to address the media Sunday afternoon. The organization plans to release a statement later today. Traveling in foggy conditions, Bryant and four others were killed when the helicopter crashed and caught fire in the hills above Calabasas, according to the Los Angeles Times. Brush fire caused by the crash impeded the emergency personnel response. Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, is also reported to have been on board. Bryant, who spent his entire 20-year career with the Lakers, retired in 2016 as the NBA’s third all-time leading scorer with 33,643 points. On Saturday night, current Lakers star LeBron James eclipsed that mark while…

Fans, Other Athletes React To Kobe Bryant’s Death

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The outpouring of grief to the news of Kobe Bryant’s death has been swift and spread across more than just the NBA. Bryant died in a helicopter crash near Calabasas on Sunday, CBSLA reports. He was 41 years old. Below is a small snapshot of the tributes pouring in for Bryant: As a Sacramento Kings fan, Kobe Bryant broke my heart repeatedly. Today my heart breaks for his wife and daughters, and all that knew and loved him. A life with so much left to live. He was 41. It’s always Bigger than Basketball. RIP Kobe. — RIP Kobe Bryant (@CarmichaelDave) January 26, 2020 Heartbroken. The world needs people like Kobe… devastating. Wow. #MambaMentality — Rhys Hoskins (@rhyshoskins) January 26, 2020 Heart going out to the Bryant family right now. . RIP @kobebryant — Megan Rapinoe (@mPinoe) January 26, 2020 So many hours spent yelling “Kobe!”, arguments over free lunch about how he was better than T-Mac, learning from his mamba mentality, competitive drive and work ethic, always wearing Kobe jerseys and trying to find yellow and purple shoes. Wow. to his…

4 Top Spots For Salads In Sacramento

Got a hankering for salads? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top salad hot spots in Sacramento, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to fulfill your urges. January is one of the top months of the year for consumer spending at restaurants across the Sacramento area, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a software provider that also helps small businesses find free advertising online. The average amount spent per customer transaction at Sacramento-area restaurants rose to $26 for the metro area in January of last year, second only to December with an average of $28, and 6% higher than the average for the rest of the year. Hoodline offers data-driven analysis of local happenings and trends across cities. Links included in this article may earn Hoodline a commission on clicks and transactions. 1. Mendocino Farms photo: derek m./yelp Topping the list is outpost of California chain Mendocino Farms. Located at 1610 R St., Suite 125 in Richmond Grove, the spot to score salads and sandwiches is the highest-rated salad spot in Sacramento, boasting…

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