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How the pill-popping superhero story ‘Project Power’ found its star Dominique Fishback

On the long flight from New York City to Los Angeles for the final round of auditions for a leading role in the new Netflix sci-fi thriller “Project Power,” Dominique Fishback and her wallet parted company. She’s on her way to one of the biggest auditions of her life — a chemistry test with the movie’s star Jamie Foxx — and she lands in L.A. with no cash, credit card, or ID. Still, the session seemed to go so well that Fishback she was able to joke about her misfortune at its finish. Dominiq...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, New York City, Amc, Los Angeles, Sport, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer, Brooklyn, New Orleans, Dc, Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Jetblue, Warner Brothers


Major US postal workers union endorses Biden for president

By BRIAN SLODYSKO | Associated Press WASHINGTON — A major union representing U.S. postal workers has endorsed Democrat Joe Biden for president, a move that comes as President Donald Trump has acknowledged starving the postal service of money in order to make it more difficult to vote by mail in November’s election. The National Association of Letter Carriers, which represents 300,000 current and retired workers, said Thursday that Trump has long been hostile to the Post Office. His administratio...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, Washington, Russia, US, Barack Obama, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Associated Press, Postal Service, Biden, Donald Trump, Presidential Election, Kamala Harris


Sundowns suffer another title blow after draw with Highlands Park

Soweto (South Africa) (AFP) – Mamelodi Sundowns wasted a second chance within four days to move within one point of South African Premiership leaders Kaizer Chiefs when held 1-1 by Highlands Park Friday.  Namibian Peter... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Afp, Soweto South Africa, Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs, Highlands Park, Peter Visit


Inside the Dodgers: We need to talk about the bullpen

Editor’s note: This is the Friday, Aug. 14 edition of the Inside the Dodgers newsletter from reporter J.P. Hoornstra. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here. The 2020 Dodgers have had their share of ups and downs. The last two days qualify as ups. The lineup has been a mixed bag. The rotation has had its hiccups. The defense hasn’t wavered, and that’s a good topic for another newsletter, but today I want to talk about the bullpen. In Wednesday’s game against the Padres, Dave Rob...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros, Joe Kelly, DAVE ROBERTS, Roberts, Dodgers, Padres, Morrow, Jansen, Mookie Betts, Treinen, Kenley Jansen


America’s favorite pizza topping starting to get scarce

By Elizabeth Rembert | Bloomberg Pepperoni, America’s most beloved pizza topping, is getting ever-more expensive to obtain amid production snags at meat plants and high demand for pizza. Small pizza shops across the U.S. are reporting higher prices and tight supply for their usual pepperoni orders. At Charlie’s Pizza House in Yankton, South Dakota, manager Nick Johnson has seen prices steadily increase from $2.87 a pound in January 2019 to $4.12 now. At New York City’s Emily, chef and co-owner M...
Tags: Food, Business, Pizza, La, New York City, America, Tesla, Sport, Soccer, Fast Food, Johnson, Barry, Emily, Charlie, White Castle, San Fernando Valley


Saved by the Max pop-up returns for 5 days to celebrate ‘Saved by the Bell’ Day

Popular “Saved by the Bell” themed pop-up experience, Saved by the Max, is returning to Los Angeles for a limited, socially distanced patio dining, carryout or delivery experience. It’s all in honor of “Saved by the Bell” Day, which is Aug. 20, the date the show debuted back in 1989. The traveling pop-up became a sold-out, Instagramable phenomenon back in 2018 and is making a comeback for five days only, Aug. 20-25. Patrons can pre-order the Bayside Preppy Packs online via savedbythemax.com star...
Tags: TV, Restaurants, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Starbucks, Nickelodeon, Bell, Max, Kevin Smith, Zack, Dewey, Bayside, Mario Lopez, Peacock


UFC 252: Stipe Miocic, Daniel Cormier pursue greatness in heavyweight trilogy

The hype for the third heavyweight fight in the Stipe Miocic-Daniel Cormier trilogy comes with a bit of a bombastic claim – the winner is not only the champion, but can stake his reputation as the greatest in the history of the division. “They’re two of the best ever,” UFC President Dana White said. “Saturday you find out who’s the best heavyweight of all time. It doesn’t get any better than this.” It is billed as the super fight to end all super fights – well, until the next one – with good rea...
Tags: Sports, Peyton Manning, Sport, Soccer, Ufc, Las Vegas, Cleveland, MMA, White, Jones, Anaheim, Honda Center, Dana, Mobile Arena, NC, Dana White


Oingo Boingo tribute band Dead Man’s Party will headline drive-in concerts at OC Fair

Following the debut of its drive-in series with back-to-back evenings with Beatles tribute band The Fab Four July 31 and Aug. 1, OC Fair and Autosonic Concerts have announced its next drive-in event. Oingo Boingo tribute act Dead Man’s Party will take the stage for two sets at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27 at the OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Dive, in Costa Mesa. Tickets are $75-$199 per vehicle (up to four patrons per vehicle) and are on sale now at autosonicconcerts.com. There’s also...
Tags: Music, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Party, Concerts, Sinatra, Riverside, Costa Mesa, Oingo Boingo, Trini Lopez, Pacific Amphitheatre, Top Stories OCR, Music + Concerts, San Fernando Valley LA, Dead Man s Party


Sparks guard Te’a Cooper making her mark as a rookie

The thing about the WNBA is, it’s really hard to make it in the league. There are only 12 teams and 12 spots on each roster, so only 144 women can claim to be WNBA players at any given time. There are no reserve players, no developmental league like in the NBA for players to wait for their call-up. So when a second-round pick doesn’t make the roster out of training camp, there’s a possibility her chance at the WNBA dream is over. That was Te’a Cooper’s situation in early June. A second-round sel...
Tags: Washington, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Indiana, Soccer, Liberty, Arizona, Nba, WNBA, Sparks, Phoenix, Derek Fisher, Cooper, Fisher, Phoenix Mercury


‘No second chance’: Guardiola warns City of Lyon shock in Champions League

Lisbon (AFP) – Pep Guardiola warned Manchester City that the straight knockout format of the Champions League final stages in Lisbon means being favourites counts for little ahead of their quarter-final clash with Lyon on... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Manchester City, Pep Guardiola, Lyon, Lisbon, Afp, Guardiola


Looking for great corn recipes? Lend me your ears

Before new supersweet hybrids of corn were developed, cooks followed the pick-it-cook-it rule. They knew that corn’s sugar started to convert to starch as soon as it was harvested, so for the sweetest taste corn needed to be consumed within minutes, or at most hours of picking. But new hybrids are extremely sweet, juicy and very crisp; the shelf life is extended to up to one week. Everyone seems to have a different way to blanch fresh corn on the cob. I use the easy technique that my mother used...
Tags: Cook, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Recipes, Worcestershire, Pat, Brien, Cathy Thomas, Colman, Kalamata, Restaurant Reviews + Food, Martha Stewart Living Magazine Double Corn, Jamie Oliver Flatiron Books


Frida Cinema hosting drive-in series of horror and cult classics with Tustin’s Mess Hall

Frida Cinema, the Santa Ana-based independent movie house, has teamed up with Tustin’s Mess Hall, a new chef-driven food market, to present cult and horror classics drive-in style every Tuesday night starting Aug. 18. The series kicks off with Richard Kelly’s psychological thriller “Donnie Darko” starring Jake Gyllenhaal. Screenings start 8 p.m. on the fourth level of the parking structure between Flight Way and Airship adjacent to Mess Hall at Flight, 1705 Flight Way, in Tustin. Tickets are $25...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Nbc, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Jake Gyllenhaal, Southern California, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Anaheim, Fullerton, Montalbán, Jodorowsky, Donnie Darko, Tustin, Muckenthaler Cultural Center


Lake fire burns 11,000 acres, destroys 3 structures

LAKE HUGHES — A fire burning near the Lake Hughes area has destroyed three structures, scorched 11,000 acres and was 12% contained this morning as firefighters braced for dangerously hot weather caused by a heat wave this weekend. “Near critical fire weather conditions could develop Friday afternoon and evening as gusty onshore winds could combine with warm and dry conditions in place,” the Los Angeles County Fire Department reported Thursday. Firefighters keep on an eye on Lake fire hotspot...
Tags: News, California News, Fire, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, Lake, Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, U S Forest Service, Shaffer, Los Angeles CA, LA County, American Red Cross, Palmdale


Working from home? California employers must reimburse you for some utilities

By Damian Moos and Kandice Kim | Contributing columnists In response to state and local COVID-19 stay at home orders, many California employers transitioned to a remote workforce to continue operating. Since that initial transition, some businesses have announced that some or all of their employees will continue to work remotely even after the pandemic is over. Increased employee happiness and productivity, or decreased overhead and expense, are a few of the reasons listed by employers that are ...
Tags: Business, News, Workplace, Labor, California, Sport, Soccer, Southern California, CCPA, Best Best Krieger LLP, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories Sun


Premier League chief opens up on failed Newcastle takeover

London (AFP) – Premier League chief executive Richard Masters has responded to a plea for clarity over the failed takeover of Newcastle United. PCP Capital Partners’ largely Saudi-funded £340 million bid to buy the Premier... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Newcastle, Afp, Richard Masters, AFP Premier League, Newcastle United PCP Capital Partners


HOA Homefront: Can communities ban political, patriotic or religious displays?

Q: We (along with our neighbors) put out candidate and ballot measure signs prior to our elections. We looked into this several years ago and it appears that California law allows all HOA residents to display political signs during elections. However, friends who live in other San Diego County HOAs have told me repeatedly that their HOAs do not allow political signs during elections. Can you provide an update on this? Can HOAs prohibit political signs during an election? — N.H., Encinitas Q: Are...
Tags: Business, California, Housing, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, San Diego County, Hoa, Richardson, San Clemente, Encinitas, HOAs, College of Community Association Lawyers, Kelly G Richardson Esq CCAL, DeNichilo LLP


Alexander: Was there more to Pac-12 delay than health and safety?

On the surface, the Pac-12’s announcement Tuesday – mirroring the Big Ten – to postpone all sports competition for the rest of 2020, including and particularly football, seemed noble and altruistic as well as sensible. It is hard to see, after all, how the ultimate contact sport can be played amid a virus that can spread so rapidly and fiercely, as well as the possible link of COVID-19 to myocarditis and the idea that large young men, of the type that populate football rosters, are uniquely susc...
Tags: Congress, Colorado, Sports, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Nba, College sports, Ncaa, Clemson, Muhammad Ali, Washington State, Florida State, Usc, Texas Rangers, Ucla


Aberdeen donate player fines for coronavirus breach to health service

London (AFP) – Aberdeen have fined eight players that broke coronavirus protocols leading to three Scottish Premiership matches being postponed with the money to be donated to the local health service. Two players tested positive... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Aberdeen, Soccer, Afp, AFP Aberdeen


This San Fernando Valley author was just 13 when she started plotting her YA fantasy debut

Jordan Ifueko has spent half her life preparing for the release of her debut novel. The San Fernando Valley-based author of “Raybearer” was just 13 when she began building the world that would develop into this Young Adult fantasy. She’ll turn 27 two days after its August 18 Amulet Books publication. And this is only the start for both Ifueko and the “Raybearer” universe. At the time of this interview, she was finishing up edits on the second book in the series. The initial germ of an idea took ...
Tags: Books, Oregon, Nigeria, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, West Africa, Black, Southern California, Coast Guard, San Fernando Valley, George Fox University, San Fernando Valley LA, Amulet Books, Arit, Jordan Ifueko


Ranch fire burns 2,500 acres, continues to move further into forest

Authorities believe that someone started the that burned 2,500 acres in Angeles National Forest and led to the evacuation of residents in nearby Azusa. The fire is zero percent contained. “There wasn’t any lightning in the area,”  according to Andrew Mitchell, a spokesman for the Angeles National Forest. He said usually wildfires are caused by lightning or people. “About 90 percent of our fires are human-caused,” Mitchell said. The face of a fire dragon is formed in flames at the Ranch fir...
Tags: News, Fire, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, California Highway Patrol, CalTrans, Andrew Mitchell, Local News, Forest Service, Lake, Mitchell, Azusa, San Gabriel Valley, Temple City, Pacoima


Lake fire burns 11,000 acres north of Castaic, destroys 3 structures

LAKE HUGHES — A fire burning near the Lake Hughes area is 12% contained Friday morning after scorching 11,000 acres and destroying three structures, authorities said. Firefighters, meanwhile, braced for dangerously hot weather caused by a heat wave this weekend. “Near critical fire weather conditions could develop Friday afternoon and evening as gusty onshore winds could combine with warm and dry conditions in place,” the Los Angeles County Fire Department reported Thursday. Firefighters kee...
Tags: News, California News, Fire, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, Lake, Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, U S Forest Service, Shaffer, Los Angeles CA, LA County, American Red Cross, Palmdale


How stable housing offers a key ingredient to these students’ success

It was all smiles when Cynthia Carlin accepted the scholarship with her three young sons looking on. A group of Hope Through Housing volunteers arrived at her front door with balloons, a giant Building Bright Scholars photo frame and her scholarship award package. Cynthia has been a resident of the Villagio affordable housing community in Rancho Cucamonga for the past several years. As a single mom, raising three boys is challenging enough. But Cynthia is dedicated to providing a better future f...
Tags: Business, Housing, Sport, Soccer, Nonprofits, Miguel, Affordable Housing, Cal State San Bernardino, UC San Diego, Isaac, Abraham Maslow, Cathedral City, Cynthia, Indio, Villagio, RANCHO CUCAMONGA


Ever hit a pothole and want the city to pay for the damage?

Q. Dear Honk: Last week I was cruisin’ north on Vista Del Mar in the El Segundo/Playa del Rey area in my classic ’57 Chevy convertible. In the No. 1 lane there is a GIANT pothole. Of course I hit it with my left-front tire, causing damage. I haven’t yet gotten an estimate on fixing it. But it will cost, probably, $400 to $500. Can I contact the county/city and make them pay for this damage? – Dave Kingsley, Torrance A. With all of the various taxes Southern Californians face, you would certainly...
Tags: News, Office, Los Angeles, Sport, Dave, Soccer, Driving, CalTrans, Chevy, CHP, Los Angeles City, Feuer, Dale Earnhardt, Anaheim Hills, Vista Del Mar, Honk


Iran, Turkey lash out at UAE over agreement with Israel

By JOSEPH KRAUSS | Associated Press JERUSALEM — Iran and Turkey lashed out at their regional rival the United Arab Emirates on Friday over its decision to normalize diplomatic relations with Israel, accusing it of betraying the Palestinian cause, even as much of the international community welcomed the move. Iran’s Foreign Ministry called the U.S.-brokered deal a “dagger that was unjustly struck by the UAE in the backs of the Palestinian people and all Muslims.” Turkey said the peoples of the re...
Tags: Politics, News, China, Germany, Russia, Israel, US, Sport, World news, Turkey, Iran, Rome, Beijing, Soccer, Egypt, Italy


‘Mini Mourinho’, protests, young signings – five things about Leipzig

Berlin (AFP) – Leipzig’s shock quarter-final win over Atletico Madrid sees the German club facing Paris Saint Germain in the Champions League semi-finals next Tuesday barely a decade since their creation. Under Julian Nagelsmann, 33,... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Berlin, Sport, Soccer, Atletico Madrid, Leipzig, Mourinho, Afp, Paris Saint Germain, Julian Nagelsmann, AFP Leipzig


Dutch boss Wiegmann to replace Neville as England coach

London (AFP) – Sarina Wiegman is to replace Phil Neville as head coach of the England women’s football team next year, the Football Association announced on Friday. The 50-year-old Dutch woman will take charge of... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: England, London, Sport, Soccer, Football Association, Phil Neville, Afp, Neville, Wiegmann, Sarina Wiegman


Kamala Harris brings energy, dollars and more to Biden campaign

BY ALEXANDRA JAFFE and WILL WEISSERT | Associated Press WILMINGTON, Del. — In her first two days as Joe Biden’s running mate, Kamala Harris has fired off the campaign’s sharpest criticism of President Donald Trump’s shortcomings. She has vouched for Biden’s character on race and more. And the enthusiasm surrounding her historic candidacy has brought in a record $36 million, including contributions from 150,000 new donors. The campaign hopes it is just the beginning. With less than three months b...
Tags: Politics, Hollywood, News, Congress, California, White House, Sacramento, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Associated Press, Biden, Donald Trump, Presidential Election


Atletico’s new era brings familiar failings as Simeone doubts return

Madrid (AFP) – Atletico Madrid were outplayed and out-thought by Leipzig on Thursday in Lisbon and at the end of another deflating season, Diego Simeone faces accusations he is out of date.  In a mirror... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Atletico Madrid, Madrid, Lisbon, Leipzig, Diego Simeone, Afp, Atletico, Simeone


Disney rolls out pixie dust face masks for 100,000 Disneyland and Disney World cast members

More than 100,000 Disneyland and Disney World cast members will wear matching pixie dust face coverings with hidden Mickey star cluster designs that will distinguish them from mask-wearing theme park visitors in California and Florida. The unique and unified Disney face coverings were made in partnership by Disneyland and Disney World costuming teams for their fellow cast members — Disney parlance for employees. “Over the past several months, we’ve spent significant time and brainpower to provid...
Tags: Florida, California, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Southern California, Disney World, Anaheim, Knott, Mickey, Downtown Disney, Disney California Adventure, Pamela Hymel


Arsenal sign Willian on free transfer

London (AFP) – Arsenal completed the signing of Willian on a three-year deal on Friday after the Brazilian winger’s contract at Chelsea expired. The 32-year-old won two Premier League titles, an FA Cup, a League... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Willian, Afp, AFP Arsenal