Assistance League of Greater San Diego hosting 17th annual Treasure Bazaar

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The 17th annual Treasure Bazaar kicks off this weekend! Chair of the Treasure Bazaar, Roni Mizoguchi, joined KUSI’s Paul Rudy on Good Morning San Diego to discuss the event and the eight philanthropic programs the proceeds will fund. Assistance League Greater San Diego PSA: Categories: Good Morning San Diego

‘Smallville’ Actor Allison Mack Enters Prison In NXIVM Sex Slave Case

NEW YORK (AP) — TV actor Allison Mack, who played a key role in the cultlike group NXIVM, has surrendered to a California prison to serve her sentence in a New York case against the group’s spiritual leader. Mack, best known for her role as a young Superman’s close friend on “Smallville,” was sentenced to three years behind bars in June. She had previously pleaded guilty to the charges she manipulated women into becoming sex slaves for NXIVM leader Keith Raniere. A prison website showed Thursday that she had entered a low-security facility in Dublin, California, about 35 miles (55 kilometers) east of San Francisco. Mack, 39, dodged a longer prison term by becoming a government cooperator in the federal case. Prosecutors credited her with helping them mount evidence showing how Raniere created a secret society of brainwashed women who were branded with his initials. Raniere was sentenced last year to 120 years in prison for his conviction on sex-trafficking charges.

LA Officially Bids To Host Games For 2026 World Cup

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The city of Los Angeles Thursday announced its official bid to host games for the 2026 World Cup. FILE — American fans in the stands of the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., during the 1994 FIFA World Cup. June 22, 1994 (Getty Images) The FIFA 2026 World Cup will be held in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. It will be the first to feature an expanded field of 48 teams. On Thursday, the L.A. World Cup Host Committee released a bid video narrated by Dodgers legendary broadcaster Vin Scully and featuring actor and LAFC co-owner Will Ferrell, and former L.A. Galaxy and U.S. national team soccer star Cobi Jones. “When I think of soccer and L.A., I think of the 1994 World Cup,” Ferrell says in the video. “I think of the Women’s World Cup in 1999. A hundred-thousand screaming fans at the Rose Bowl. I think of all the great players who have come through L.A., Zlatan, Beckham, Landon Donovan, Carlos Vela.” “We are a soccer city, we are L.A.,” Jones says. “There’s no better place in the United States…

New $500M Skyscraper Proposed For Sunset Blvd. In Hollywood

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Developers Thursday submitted ambitious plans for a new $500 million skyscraper along Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. A rendering of The Star. September 2021. (Credit: MAD Architects) Named “The Star,” the 22-story building would sit at Sunset Boulevard and Gower Street. It would have 500,000 square-feet of office space, the firm MAD Architects said in a news release, which included renderings. The building would feature a funicular cable rail running from the bottom of the building to a “terrarium-like rooftop dome” with a restaurant and 360-degree views of Los Angeles. The building would have several gardens and greenspaces. Its design would be inspired by the Hollywood Bowl, the Cinerama Dome, the Capitol Records Building and the Griffith Observatory. “Since Hollywood is the birthplace of the entertainment industry, The Star’s prime location on Sunset Boulevard and its unique design present an unparalleled opportunity for a major company to make a bold statement and proudly plant their flag in the rightful home of entertainment in LA,” Edgar Khalatian, representative for the developer, The Star LLC, said in a statement. (Credit: MAD Architects)

Food and experiences can help build poems

By José Chávez | Contributing Columnist Remember the aroma of a meatball soup called albondigas, or the flavor of pot roast with potatoes, onions, and carrots, or steaming chicken and dumplings? These favorites may connect you to the emotions that recall home, warmth, and dishes that mom or grandma made. My grandmother made spicy green chile stew frequently, and tamales with red chile for the Christmas holiday. How can food express the memories and feelings tied to experience, and how can we place that into poetic form? A poem can be about food in general or the recipe for a particular dish. Some center around a single food item. Robert Frost wrote about one fruit in a poem titled, “Blueberries.” Many readers will recall reading about sweet plums aptly described by William Carlos Williams in his poem “This Is Just To Say.” Gary Soto wrote a poem about coming of age titled, “Oranges” and a playful look at a common experience in, “Eating While Reading.” Oranges often symbolize the purity and sweetness of love and romance. Famed Chilean poet Pablo Neruda wrote a passionate poem about…

South Carolina lawyer accused in failed plot to end his own life surrenders to face charges in $10M insurance fraud

Lawyer Alex Murdaugh surrendered Thursday to face insurance fraud and other charges after state police said he arranged to have himself shot in the head so that his son would get a $10 million life insurance payout. The shooter only grazed him. A defense attorney said Murdaugh was deeply depressed with a drug addiction worsened by his discovery of the bodies of his wife and son, who were shot multiple times at the family’s home on June 7. Those killings remain unsolved. The charges against Murdaugh, 53, include insurance fraud, conspiracy to commit insurance fraud and filing a false police report. He arrived at the Hampton County jail about five hours before his bond hearing. No one has been charged with the killings of his wife, Maggie, and son Paul in June. Murdaugh’s surrender culminates a tumultuous 36 hours for a man whose father, grandfather and great-grandfather were all elected prosecutors in the area. A giant law firm in town was founded by his family more than a century ago. His former client was arrested late Tuesday on an assisted suicide charge, and then state…

L.A. County sees big drops in COVID cases and hospitalizations

Los Angeles County continues to see improvement in weekly COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. About a month ago, the county was averaging more than 3,400 new coronavirus infections a day over a one-week period. But as of Tuesday, according to a Times analysis of state data, L.A. County was averaging fewer than 1,800 cases a day, a 48% decline. Nonetheless, coronavirus transmission levels remain high, and unvaccinated people are still at high risk of getting infected with the highly contagious virus. Unvaccinated people are also at far greater risk of being hospitalized. Of the hundreds of people admitted to L.A. County’s public hospital system since June 15 for a diagnosis primarily due to COVID-19, 93% have been unvaccinated. Read the full story on LATimes.com.

Thursday forecast: Below average temperatures; better air quality

Look for below average temperatures Thursday as low pressure brings in a deeper marine layer and a chance of drizzle. Air quality is expected to be better Thursday, with good conditions near the coast and mostly moderate conditions inland. Rain is falling on areas of Northern California, however the showers are not likely to make it very far south. The cooler weather is expected to continue through the weekend. Surf forecast for L.A. County Monday Rip current risk: High            Surf height: 3 to 5 feetWater temperature: 58 to 71 DegreesRemarks: Mixed south swell and west swell Tuesday Rip current risk: Moderate               Surf height: 2 to 4 feetRemarks: Mixed south swell and west swell

Utah police video shows 22-year-old Gabby Petito arguing with boyfriend before she vanished

 Police video shows a Florida woman who disappeared during a cross-country journey in a converted camper van had an emotional fight with her boyfriend in a Utah tourist town before she vanished. The video released by the Moab Police Department shows that an officer pulled over the van on Aug. 12 after it was seen speeding and hit a curb near the entrance to Arches National Park. Inside was Brian Laundrie and his girlfriend, Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito, who was reported missing by her family a month later and is now the subject of a nationwide search joined by the FBI. This undated photo provided by the North Port, Fla., Police Department shows Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito. Petito, 22, vanished while on a cross-country trip in a converted camper van with her boyfriend. Investigators say she last contacted her family in late August 2021 when the couple was visiting Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park. Much of their trip was documented on social media accounts that abruptly ceased. (Courtesy of North Port Police Department via AP) Police in North Port, Florida, where the couple lived, say Laundrie is…

Norm Macdonald once ripped the term ‘battling cancer’

When Norm Macdonald died Tuesday, many obituaries had headlines or sentences that stated that his death came after a long and “private battle with cancer.” But as the comedian revealed in a 2011 standup performance, he looked askance at the common war terminology used in contemporary discussions about cancer, death and dying, The Decider reported.  “In the old days, a man could just get sick and die. Now, they have to wage a battle,” Macdonald began his Comedy Central special, “Me Doing Stand Up.” The former “Saturday Night Live” star died at age 61. Deadline reported that he was diagnosed with cancer about nine years ago, so it’s not clear if and how his private health issues overlapped with his jokes about death in his Comedy Central routine. Macdonald made his argument against the “battle” imagery by talking about his Uncle Bert and whether he was “waging a courageous battle” when he was in the hospital dying. Macdonald talked about how he saw the “battle” up close, “because I go and visit him.” He said, “This is the battle: he’s lying in a hospital bed…

The Monkees wave goodbye to local fans during farewell tour

The Monkees brought their farewell tour to Northern California this week, waving goodbye to their loving fans during stops at the Crest Theatre in Sacramento on Sept. 14 and the San Jose Civic on Sept. 15. The set lists for the two local gigs appears to have been pretty much the same as on other stops of this tour, with the two remaining Monkees — Micky Dolenz and Michael Nesmith — and their backing band performing two sets of music that mixed big hits (“Daydream Believer,” “Pleasant Valley Sunday,” “Last Train to Clarksville,” etc.) with lesser-known fan favorites. Dolenz has said that this is the last time they will tour as the Monkees, but that he doesn’t plan to stop playing shows. “I’m not going to stop touring solo. I’ll probably still go out — just as Micky Dolenz, lead singer of the Monkees,” he told this newspaper during a recent interview. “This is actually another leg of a tour that we started two years, before the pandemic, called ‘The Monkees Present the Mike and Micky Show.’ At that time, we thought this is probably…

KNP Complex Fire closes in on 9,000 acres

The KNP Complex Fire, currently threatening some of the world’s oldest and biggest trees in Sequoia National Park, had burned 8,940 acres through Wednesday night, according to the U.S. National Forest Service. Of that total, 7,257 acres have been associated with the Paradise Fire, one of two blazes along with the Colony Fire that comprises the KNP Complex. The Paradise Fire is moving toward the Colony Fire but still had not jumped the general highway that runs through the park, national forest spokesman Mark Ruggiero said Thursday morning. He added that crews are anticipating the blaze will eventually leap the highway. An evacuation order remained in effect for part the Three Rivers community in Tulare County, including all of Mineral King Road and Highway 198 from the from Mineral King Road to the park entrance. Here is the latest information on the other three major wildfires in Northern California. Dixie Fire The second largest wildfire in state history was at 960,583 Thursday morning and has now been burning for nine weeks. The fire has rumbled through parts of Butte, Tehama, Plumas, Lassen and Shasta counties…