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Rocket carrying US spy satellite blasts off from Vandenberg

A United Launch Alliance rocket carrying a secret spy satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base shortly after 11 a.m. Saturday Jan. 19. The launch, which went according to plan, could be seen for miles from the Lompoc-area launch site due to crystal clear skies. “Just watched the #vandenberg rocket launch with the hubs…and actually got him to sing #rocketman with me when it lifted off. Seriously, this is going to be good day,” wrote Twitter user ...
Tags: Twitter, Business, California, US, Sport, Soccer, Delta, Pasadena, Ula, Aerospace, Delta Iv Heavy, United Launch Alliance, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Vandenberg, National Reconnaissance Office, Lompoc


Infiniti's Concept Car Was a Big EyesOn Design Awards Winner at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show

Japanese automakers Infiniti and Lexus raked in four of the five coveted honors in the 13th annual EyesOn Design Awards, while Ford Motor Co. took home Best Production Vehicle for one its 2020 muscle cars. The awards—presented Jan. 15 at the 2019 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit—involved an all-star panel of global automotive designers from industry, academia and independent design studios, who walked the show to assess this year's crop of stunning concept and production...
Tags: Design, China, Germany, India, Cars, Ford, North America, Pasadena, Detroit, Detroit Auto Show, Pininfarina, Ford Motor Co, Sahara, Cobo Center, Ford Mustang Shelby, Dio


Tournament of Roses gets 1st Latina, 3rd female president — here’s the theme she chose for the next Rose Parade

The Tournament of Roses has its first Latina president, Laura Farber, the third woman to hold the top position in the organization’s 124-year history. The first task of the president, a position that rotates on a yearly basis, is choosing the theme for the upcoming Rose Parade. Farber chose “The Power of Hope” for the 2020 parade. Laura Farber (Courtesy Tournament of Roses) “With hope – anything, in fact, everything is possible,” Farber said in a news release. “Hope is more than simply the p...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, West Coast, Pasadena, Local News, Laura, Latina, Farber, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories PSN, Rose Parade, Tournament of Roses, 1st Latina, Laura Farber, Hahn Hahn


Oprah Winfrey surprises guests at Pasadena restaurant

They thought it was just going to be a winter harvest community dinner hosted by True Food Kitchen in Pasadena, featuring produce from investor Oprah Winfrey’s farm. Before they could sit down for the four-course meal, the 45 guests who had signed up for the event quickly learned the real treat of the night as Winfrey herself walked in from an adjoining room. “Special investor,” Winfrey said in her iconic tone, “having dinner with you.” Oprah Winfrey speaks during the Winter Harvest Communit...
Tags: Food, Celebrities, Instagram, California, Restaurants, Sport, Soccer, Oprah Winfrey, Pasadena, Local News, Oprah, Ellen Degeneres, Maui, Alhambra, San Gabriel, Pasadena California


Restaurant radio host Peter Dills will debut a weekly brunch-themed show on KKGO 105.1

Peter Dills will add eggs Benedict and French toast to the menu when the longtime restaurant reporter debuts a new weekly show on KKGO-FM/105.1 on Sunday, Feb. 3. “Brunch with Peter Dills” will air at 8 a.m. every Sunday on the country music station, and while 8 a.m. may seem more like breakfast time to some, the early timeslot will give listeners the chance to hear Dills’ report and make reservations for a more brunch-appropriate time of day. “I couldn’t be more pleased to be launching ‘Brunch ...
Tags: Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Pasadena, KABC, Benedict, Peter Dills, KKGO, Dills, KKGO Dills, Facebook Live on Dills Facebook, Elmer Dills, Dills KLAA


Free delivery service coming from Mexican food chains Acapulco, Chevys Fresh Mex and El Torito

Feeling hungry? Acapulco, Chevys Fresh Mex and El Torito are trying out a free delivery service and now you can get your favorite menu items on your doorstep. The chains are all part of the Xperience XRG restaurant group. The program is available only for online orders for a minimum $40 during normal business hours and delivery depends on driver availability. This is a limited-time offer and the Mexican restaurant chains have not announced the ending date. The deal does not apply to third party ...
Tags: Restaurants, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Pasadena, Slater, Denny, Alhambra, El Torito, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories Sun, Top Stories Breeze


Blaze Pizza is testing a larger-sized pizza at a single Pasadena location

Individual pan pizzas are great, but they’re not always large enough to successfully share with more than a friend. So Blaze Pizza, whose 11-inch pies offer six slices, is now testing a 14-inch pizza that yields eight slices. The only catch? They’re only testing it at a single Pasadena Blaze Pizza location at 667 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. The large pizza is available for $13.95 with one topping and $19.95 for a build-your-own. There is also a special online order deal for a large pepperoni pi...
Tags: Restaurants, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Pasadena, Slater, Denny, Alhambra, Colorado Blvd Pasadena, Restaurant Reviews + Food, Top Stories PSN


What’s new for the 2019 homeless Point In Time count? A look at what counties, cities in Southern California are doing differently

Next week, thousands of volunteers will start heading out in the early morning darkness and, over the next few hours or days, count the number of homeless people in Southern California. When an individual being counted is willing to provide more information, they’ll answer questions on a survey. The local efforts will be part of the nationwide Point In Time homeless census that the federal Dept. of Housing and Urban Development mandates take place in the last 10 days of January. The counting beg...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, Glendale, Long Beach, Hud, Homeless, Pasadena, Local News, Orange County, Riverside County, Usc, Esri, Volunteers


The irony of Patagonia’s tax cut ‘protest’

The irony of Patagonia’s tax cut ‘protest’ In response to the recent Republican-led tax reform—which reduced corporate taxes from 35% to 21%—many companies have responded by handing out surprise bonuses, increased 401(k) matches, and various wage bumps. For a company like Patagonia, however, the tax cuts have been labeled “irresponsible,” a symbol of the federal government’s reckless apathy. In response, Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario recently announced that ...
Tags: Mexico, Religion, United States, New York Times, Patagonia, Pasadena, Trump, Matt Phillips, Rose Marcario, Marcario, JIM TANKERSLEY, Joseph Sunde


Continuing Southern California storms bring warnings of potential new evacuations

Danny Candelaria, of Seven Oaks, removes snow chains from his truck along Hwy 38, north of Forest Falls in the San Bernardino National Forest on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Lucas Feduska, 6, of Buena Park, plays in the snow with family along Hwy 38, north of Forest Falls in the San Bernardino National Forest on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in...
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, News, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Pasadena, Local News, Orange County, Orange, Riverside County, Nws, Malibu, Southern California


E-scooters, dockless bicycles gaining foothold in Southern California as LA County drops orders to remove them

Like Uber and Lyft before them, the latest Silicon Valley startups also showed up uninvited, dropping electric scooters, battery-powered bicycles and other dockless, micro-mobile rentals onto streets and sidewalks of Southern California. The guerrilla marketing strategy aimed at busting the monopoly of the single-passenger car created multiple battlefronts in today’s “Scooter Wars,” sending some cities to the courts claiming they are a nuisance and an eyesore, and others writing regulations that...
Tags: Transportation, News, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Bird, Silicon Valley, City Council, Pasadena, Local News, Monrovia, Southern California, West Hollywood, Pomona


‘Dine-and-Dash Dater’ surrenders to serve jail sentence

A man dubbed the “Dine-and-Dash Dater” after walking out on checks while on first dates with women at Southern California restaurants surrendered Monday, Jan. 14, to serve the balance of his 120-day jail sentence. Paul Guadalupe Gonzales, 45, in November to three counts of defrauding an innkeeper by non-payment and one count of petty theft. In addition to the jail time, Superior Court Judge Stan Blumenfeld placed Gonzales on probation for three years. He was also ordered to pay $240 in restitu...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Beverly Hills, Courts, Pasadena, Southern California, Old Town, Macy, Mavis, Superior Court, Cass, GONZALES, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories IVDB


Maneckji Bhumgara: The Indian bowler who took American cricket by storm in the 1900s

Southern California discovered cricket in the late 19th century, two centuries after the sport reached American shores, but the region lost little time in taking to the game with enthusiasm. The cricketing season began every summer in May. Several counties—including Los Angeles, Santa Monica, San Diego, and San Francisco (in mid-California)—had their own leagues. Practice matches between league teams would kick off the season and near its end, a combined Los Angeles team would take on Santa Mo...
Tags: Asia, Europe, England, New York, Hollywood, London, California, Oregon, Life, India, US, Sports, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Canada, Liverpool


1 dead, 3 injured in Palmdale crash that sends sedan onto railroad tracks

PALMDALE — One person was killed and three were injured Saturday in a three-vehicle crash in Palmdale in which one vehicle rolled down an embankment onto railroad tracks, authorities said. The crash was reported at 2:44 p.m. at Pearblossom Highway and Small Road, the California Highway Patrol said. One victim was dead at the scene, Los Angeles County Fire Department Capt. Ron Singleton said. A 60-year-old man and a 60-year-old woman were in “moderate condition,” and taken to a trauma center, he ...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Crash, Soccer, California Highway Patrol, Johnson, Pasadena, CHP, Local News, Scott Johnson, Lancaster, Palmdale, Antelope Valley, North Hollywood, Metrolink


Travel: Largest cruise ship ever to be based year-round in Southern California coming to Long Beach

Come December, Southern California cruisers will say “ahoy” to the new 4,000-passenger Carnival Panorama, currently being built at the same Italian shipyard where the ship it’s replacing, the 3,100-passenger Carnival Splendor, was constructed a decade ago. Just months away from a sea test at the Fincantieri shipyard near Venice, Italy, the Panorama is the third vessel in Carnival’s Vista Class, following the 2-year-old Carnival Vista and 9-month-old Carnival Horizon. It will not only be Carnival...
Tags: Travel, Australia, California, Mexico, La, Singapore, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Hawaii, Italy, San Diego, Long Beach, Trevor


Hydroplaning crash on 101 Freeway kills South El Monte man, injures 3 others

HOLLYWOOD — A 21-year-old motorist was killed Saturday morning when he hydroplaned his car, triggering a six-vehicle crash on the 101 Freeway in Hollywood and ejecting him from his vehicle. The crash on the northbound freeway, north of Barham Boulevard, occurred about 5:10 a.m., the California Highway Patrol reported. Officials said the motorist was a resident of South El Monte, driving a 2000 Acura sedan at an unknown speed in the No. 3 lane, which had become slick due to rain throughout the ev...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Crash, Soccer, California Highway Patrol, Pasadena, CHP, Local News, Stewart, 101 Freeway, North Hollywood, Metrolink, NoHo Arts District, Margaret Stewart


LA County, Pasadena health officials identify additional locations for possible measles exposure

LOS ANGELES >> The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and the Pasadena Public Health Department Friday, Jan. 11, identified more locations for possible measles exposure. The person with a confirmed case of measles announced Thursday also visited Santa Monica and Pasadena while infectious between Dec. 26-29, in addition to Malibu as previously announced. The person visited the Santa Monica Pier and the Blue Plate Taco restaurant at 1515 Ocean Ave. in Santa Monica from 1:30 p.m. until ...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Breaking News, Pasadena, Local News, Malibu, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Pier, Ocean Ave, Measles, Foothill Blvd, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories IVDB


Ex-Pasadena employee gets 14 years for embezzling, ordered to pay $3.7 million restitution

A former Pasadena city employee convicted of embezzling millions of dollars from the city was sentenced Friday to 14 years state prison and ordered to pay nearly $3.7 million in restitution. Danny Ray Wooten, a former management analyst in Pasadena’s Department of Public Works. (File photo) Danny R. Wooten, a 55-year-old former management analyst for Pasadena’s Public Works Department, was convicted  Nov. 6 of 53 felony counts, including embezzlement by a public or private officer, misapprop...
Tags: News, Government, Sport, Soccer, Courts, Pasadena, Local News, Collins, Public Works Department, Dodd, Wooten, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories PSN, Stephen A Marcus, Crime + Public Safety, Danny R Wooten


Government shutdown in Southern California: Workers, businesses prepare themselves for empty payday

When the partial government shutdown took effect just before Christmas, Mark Muñoz, father to seven daughters, braced for the worst. The 40-year-old Ontario resident, who works as a fire captain with the U.S. Forest Service, has weathered shutdowns before; he said he was always retroactively paid for wages lost. But there was never a guarantee. And there’s no guarantee now. “It brings an enormous amount of stress,” said Munoz, who works primarily in the San Bernardino National Forest but also re...
Tags: Business, California, Mexico, Sport, Economy, Nasa, Soccer, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Pasadena, Chatsworth, Donald Trump, Irs, Bay Area, Southern California, Ontario, Jpl


Pasadena mansion famous for ‘Dynasty’ catfight between Linda Evans and Joan Collins is chopped to $19.5 million

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Tags: Business, Hollywood, Housing, Sport, Soccer, Pasadena, Darwin, Joan Collins, Linda Evans, Hollywood Reporter, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Matlock, Billy Madison, ABC TV, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR


Steam-powered space hopper which leaps between moons and asteroids funded by Nasa

A steam-powered spacecraft which can hop between asteroids and moons indefinitely by mining water from beneath their surface, is being funded by Nasa. The space rock hopper has been designed to never run out of fuel because it uses steam as a propellant which if can harvest from wherever it lands. Dubbed the ‘World is Not Enough’ spacecraft, or Wine, the machine has been developed by the University of Central Florida and the private space company Honeybee Robotics. To test the hopper, researcher...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, Pasadena, Honeybee Robotics, University of Central Florida, Metzger, Kris Zacny, Honeybee, Phil Metzger, Moon Ceres Europa Titan Pluto, Nasa Small Business Technology Transfer


Pasadena consulting firm brokers international cannabis agreement

Marijuana has become big business in the U.S., but companies looking to cultivate, manufacture and sell the stuff often need help. Enter Agate Biosciences. The Pasadena-based business just brokered an international business agreement that will allow Medical Cannabis Australia to sell marijuana to Lexamed GmbH of Germany for purposes of research and producing pharmaceuticals. A need for imports The German government has allowed seriously ill patients to use cannabis since early 2017, but import...
Tags: California, Germany, Sport, Nasa, Earth, Green, Soccer, Mars, Pasadena, District Of Columbia, Jpl, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Kern, Roger, La Canada Flintridge, Agate


Man killed in Lancaster Jack in the Box attack is identified

LANCASTER — Authorities Tuesday identified a man who suffered fatal injuries in an assault in Lancaster. Deputies were sent around 12:45 p.m. Thursday to the parking lot of a Jack in the Box on the 43600 block of 10th Street West to investigate a report of an assault, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Information Bureau. “Upon the deputies’ arrival, they found the victim on the ground suffering from obvious trauma,” according to a sheriff’s department statement. Frank Borsotti, 62, o...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Homicide, Pasadena, Jack, Local News, Los Angeles County, Torrance, Lancaster, Top Stories LADN, Sheriff s Homicide Bureau, Crime + Public Safety, Gable House Bowl, East Los Angeles Woman, Lancaster Jack


How to eat around the world and land back home with Dine L.A. restaurant specials

Dine L.A. is wasting no time in getting the year started off with a few good meals as it launches its winter edition Jan.11-25. This is when restaurants all over Los Angeles (and some surrounding cities) offer prix-fixe multi-course menus ranging from $15-$35 per person for lunch and $29-$99 for dinner. And you can eat meals from all over the world during the annual restaurant promotion. Since cuisines such as Italian, Mexican and French are pretty common, here are a few other international meal...
Tags: Mississippi, Restaurants, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Pasadena, Elvis, Ma, Sherman Oaks, Mendocino Farms, GADO GADO, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT


Collision shears hydrant in Pasadena, flooding intersection

A traffic collision in Pasadena resulted in a sheared a fire hydrant, sending water into the air and flooding an intersection on Monday, Jan. 7. A crash involving two vehicles happened near the intersection of East California Avenue and South Oakland Boulevard at about 6 p.m., said Pasadena Police Lt. Marie Sell. During the collision, a fire hydrant was struck, allowing water to jet upwards before pooling in the street. Related Articles Motorcyclist injured in North Hollywood...
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Torrance police to announce arrest in triple slaying at Gable House Bowl

Police in Torrance said Monday they have made an arrest in the weekend shooting at a crowded bowling alley that left three men dead and four others injured. Police Chief Eve Irvine was set to announce details of the break in the case at a 4 p.m. press conference at police headquarters, according to a news release. Robert Earl Meekins Jr. and Astin Kyle Edwards, both 28, and Michael Di’Shawn Radford, 20, were killed in the shooting late Friday night at Gable House Bowl on Hawthorne Boulevard, a p...
Tags: Crime, News, Shooting, Sport, Soccer, Arrest, Coroner, Homicide, Pasadena, Local News, Mass Shooting, South Bay, Torrance, Edwards, Van Nuys, Radford


Parolee arrested in triple slaying at Gable House Bowl in Torrance

Torrance police on Monday, Jan. 7, announced the arrest of a 47-year-old parolee in the weekend shooting at a crowded bowling alley that left three men dead and four others wounded. Police Chief Eve Irvine said Reginald Wallace was quickly identified by video footage and witnesses as the gunman who opened fire on a crowd of more than a dozen people fighting late Friday night at Gable House Bowl on Hawthorne Boulevard, a popular hangout and South Bay institution. Wallace was taken into custody af...
Tags: Crime, News, Shooting, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Arrest, Coroner, Homicide, Pasadena, Mass Shooting, South Bay, Torrance, Edwards, Wallace, Police Department


An expanded Peanuts Celebration returning to Knott’s for a second year

If you love Snoopy, laugh at Lucy’s candor and commiserate with Charlie Brown’s trials, then you must be a fan of the Peanuts Gang and you will want to mark your calendar, as Charles M. Schulz’s comic strips and characters will be feted during the Peanuts Celebration at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park on weekends Jan. 26-March 10, plus President’s Day, Feb. 18. Knott’s added the event to its annual seasons last year and is expanding it this year to truly encompass the park and last for two more...
Tags: Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Bird, Amusement Parks, Pasadena, Charlie Brown, Lucy, Woodstock, Sally, Spike, Linus, Knott, Franklin, Schroeder, Berry Farm


California foie gras ban not lifted by US Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of a ban on the use of foie gras — the fattened livers of force-fed ducks and geese. The ban was upheld by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Pasadena. Above, foie gras is seen in a dish at Vaca in Costa Mesa in a file photo. (Photo by Brad A. Johnson, Orange County Register/SCNG) LOS ANGELES — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected the foie gras industry’s latest challenge to California’s ban against the French delicacy made from the fat...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Supreme Court, California, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Canada, Soccer, Dining, Peta, Pasadena, US supreme court, Trump, U S Supreme Court


Enjoy a free evening out at Kidspace Children’s Museum

Kidspace Children’s Museum in Pasadena will have a Free Family Night 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8. The event’s theme will be exploring folk art and includes crafts and dancing. Admission is free. The venue is at 480 N. Arroyo Blvd. Call 626-449-9144 or go to www.kidspacemuseum.org. Related Articles Save up to 30 percent on lodging at Morro Bay Daily deals at Calle Tacos include 99-cent tacos and $5 tequila shots Learn veg...
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