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All Lanes of Westbound 22 Freeway Near Westminster Closed After Fatal Crash

Authorities respond to a fatal crash that shut down the westbound side of the 22 Freeway near Westminster on Feb. Preliminary reports from the CHP indicated that two vehicles were traveling at high speeds when one of the vehicles crashed. The freeway was closed at the on ramp and off ramp of Knott, the CHP reported. The crash was reported about 4:50 a.m. (Credit: KTLA)

All lanes of the westbound 22 Freeway near Westminster are closed after a fatal crash Monday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol. 33.751342
-117.993992 near Knott Street. According to a witness, a person got out of one of the vehicles and was hit by another vehicle. 20, 2017. 20, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

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All Lanes of Westbound 22 Freeway Near Westminster Closed After Fatal Crash

Authorities respond to a fatal crash that shut down the westbound side of the 22 Freeway near Westminster on Feb.

Business Owners Stand by Decision to Fire Workers Who Participated in ‘Day Without Immigrants’

Why fire them, then? Serowski, founder of JVS Masonry in Commerce City, Colorado, said his message to them was clear and unwavering:
“If you’re going to stand up for what you believe in you have to be willing to pay the price.”
As promised, when his foreman and some 30 brick layers failed to show up for work he fired them all with no regrets, he said. “If the cooks don’t show up then servers don’t have jobs and customers can’t eat.”

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DENVER – Jim Serowski said his employees told him they planned to skip work on Thursday to participate in “A Day Without Immigrants,” the nationwide day of protest. “I stand by what I believe in. Six of the fired Hispanic immigrant workers told CNN affiliate KTUL they felt they had been unfairly terminated. Under US labor law, workers can be fired with no warning and no reason given. Consequently, he said they were fired just like anyone else who’s a no-show for work. They wanted to stand in solidarity with other immigrants but they did not think it would cost them their jobs, a translator for the group told KTUL. That’s the American way,” he said. Others, including Serowski, responded with pink slips to employees who took the day off. I didn’t do anything wrong,” he said in a phone interview Sunday. “They just forgot about the 50 other people who work here,” he said. Some of his masonry workers have relatives who are afraid to leave their homes out of fear they may get arrested or deported, he said. “I’m on their side but we have rules at “I Don’t Care Bar and Grill.” If you’re going to be late call in. Had he known about the protests he said he would have closed the restaurant in solidarity. “No one is going to dictate how my company is run.”
Bill McNally, owner of “I Don’t Care Bar and Grill” in Catoosa, Oklahoma, said his 12 line cooks gave him no heads up that they planned to participate in the day of action. He’s known many of his employees for nearly two decades, ensuring they were paid when he did not have work for them. “They were warned, ‘if you do this you’re hurting the company, and if you go against the team you’re not a member of the team.'”
As US President Donald Trump continues his tough stances on immigration, people skipped work on Thursday and businesses closed to show how much immigrants contribute to the nation’s economy. “I’ve gone above and beyond for these people,” he said, seemingly distraught. They didn’t even call to say they were not coming in. His foreman told KTLA sister station KDVR that it was important for him and his workers to join the protest. McNally also insisted it had nothing to do with politics. He insisted it had nothing to do with politics and everything to do with business. If you’re not coming to work call us. But Serowski said it was a slap in the face to people like him who have long supported immigrant labor.

Cleanup Continues in Santa Clarita Where Storm Caused Mudflows

Nerissa Knight reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Feb. 20, 2017. 34.391664
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Ingesting Hydrogen Peroxide Can Be Fatal, Researchers Say

Cathleen Clancy, associate medical director at the National Capital Poison Center, who was not involved in the new study. “One of the biggest issues in treatment can be getting patients into a hyperbaric chamber,” Hatten said. Hatten says future studies should focus on hyperbaric oxygen as an effective form of treatment. Although high-concentration peroxide is meant to be used by the dropperful, researchers found many instances in which it was stored in a clear vessel in a refrigerator and looked like water. Hydrogen peroxide is a mild antiseptic, commonly found in household concentrations of 3% to 5% to disinfect minor cuts, scrapes and burns. In the alternative and complementary medicine communities, the ingestion of small amounts of diluted, high-concentration hydrogen peroxide, a form of “hydrogenoxygenation” therapy, has been promoted for a range of uses from cleansing the digestive tract to curing cancer. “It is not an edible substance. Severe long-term outcomes, including continued disability or death, were found in 20 (6.8%) of the 294 cases reported to US poison centers. However, the effects of the claims have yet to be scientifically proven. Even a mouthful or two of concentrated hydrogen peroxide led to critical illness caused by a suspected embolism, a vessel blockage, in 13.9% of cases studied, the study said. Hatten’s study recommends storing high-concentration peroxide in its original container and adding both child-resistant capping and a colorizing agent to head off accidental ingestion. It is very dangerous when you take a high concentration of hydrogen peroxide,” said Dr. “When you put a high concentration of hydrogen peroxide into the blood vessels, it can cause an embolism, which is a collection of air in the blood vessels that can cause a stroke.”
Most poison centers recommend hyperbaric oxygen therapy for gas embolism from high-concentration peroxide ingestion, but patients may have difficulties getting to one as soon as possible. In 2015, the American Association of Poison Control Centers said in its annual report that there were 7,257 cases of peroxide exposure reported in that year, and of those 92% of them unintentional. The risks of ingesting high-concentration hydrogen peroxide should not be taken lightly, Hatten said. When applied to an affected area, it releases oxygen-causing foam, which helps remove dead skin and disinfect the area. “To put it in perspective, when you consume 1 milliliter of 3% hydrogen peroxide, it can release 10 milliliters of oxygen,” she said. High-concentration peroxide — greater than 10% — is most often seen in commercial settings, often labeled “food-grade hydrogen peroxide,” or as part of complementary or alternative medicine therapies, which use non-traditional medical treatments with or instead of standard medical care. After consuming high-concentration peroxide, patients in the study experienced conditions including seizures, altered mental status, respiratory distress, stroke and pulmonary embolism and heart attacks. “This is not a safe substance,” Hatten warned about high-concentration peroxide. “Most cities don’t have hyperbaric chambers, and the ones that do only use them for wounded care and not for emergencies.”
Although the research is limited, the study concludes that it is likely that hyperbaric oxygen therapy is most effective when performed early in treatment. “Peroxide ingestion cases are difficult to manage, because not a lot of research has been done on these types of cases,” said the study’s lead author, Dr. Researchers for the study, published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, looked at 294 cases of peroxide ingestion over a 10-year period. A recent study is warning consumers about the risks of ingesting high-concentration hydrogen peroxide https://t.co/vnxQqwziGM
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-118.243685 A recent study is warning consumers about the risks of ingesting high-concentration hydrogen peroxide. They found that a large number of cases where patients swallowed high-concentration peroxide resulted in critical illness, some with continued disability or death. After encountering numerous ingestion cases over the course of his career, he set out to increase knowledge about peroxide and provide the medical community with answers regarding care for ingestion patients. “What I hope this study shows is that there are no scientific benefits to ingesting it, and there are very bad outcomes associated with it.”
In most cases of exposure in the study, patients swallowed the liquid unknowingly, mistaking it for water. Benjamin Hatten of the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Unintentional hydrogen peroxide exposure is common. “Although these types of cases are rare, people are not aware that this happens, because the research has been limited,” he said. As a mouth rinse, it helps remove mucus or relieves minor mouth irritation.

Crews Work to Repair Sink Hole in Studio City; Officials Hope to Reopen Part of Road Monday

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Crews continue to repair a sinkhole that a woman fell into in Studio City and officials hope to reopen part of the road on Monday. 34.139560
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3 Fast Ways to Edit Video on Your Smartphone

This app can give you the most professional looking results. It can also help you create movies from your media. Magisto – A fast and easy way to make stylized movie creations. Just select a few items, then click the “plus” sign in the upper right-hand corner of your screen and select “Movie.”
Adobe Premiere Clip – This is a like a tiny version of the program the pros use to edit TV shows and movies. Just select a few clips and you can let the app do all of the work or you can get super specific with your own edits. Google Photos – I highly recommend backing up all of your photos and videos to this free app. Start here for the easiest way to create fun little movies to share with family and friends. Magisto does most of the work in the cloud so it might take a little longer to process and produce your final creation. Please enable Javascript to watch this video

These apps can help you edit the photos and videos you take on your phone into something more shareable. Select a few clips, plus a theme and music and you’re on your way to a sharable clip.

Roads, Sidewalks in Hollywood Closed Ahead of Oscars

Details of other street closures are available here. Service will resume at that station on Feb. 20, 2017. In addition, Metro subway trains will not stop at the Hollywood and Highland station after the last regularly scheduled train on Feb. (Credit: KTLA)

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Roads, Sidewalks in Hollywood Closed Ahead of Oscars

Hollywood Boulevard was closed one week ahead of the 89th Oscars on Feb. Sunday and will remain closed until March 1, three days after the Oscars. 25. 26. 20, 2017. Hollywood Boulevard between Highland Avenue and Orange Drive as well as Orchid Alley between Orange Drive and Orchid Street will also be closed to pedestrian traffic between Monday and March 1. 27. (Credit: KTLA)

Road closures leading up to the Academy Awards this weekend started late Sunday, a week ahead of the big night at the Dolby Theatre officials said. Hollywood Boulevard closed between Highland Avenue and Orange Drive about 10 p.m. Hollywood Boulevard was closed one week ahead of the 89th Oscars on Feb. The 89th Oscars will begin at 4 p.m. 34.102692
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U.S. Carrier Starts ‘Routine’ Patrols in South China Sea

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The United States deployed the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson to the disputed waters of the South China Sea on Saturday as part of maritime “routine operations.”
Sailing with the 97,000-ton Vinson is the guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. The cruise of the Vinson in the South China Sea is the second of a high-profile US Navy vessel this month. Territorial dispute
China has a long history of maritime disputes with its South China Sea neighbors. (Credit: Spec. US aircraft carrier operations in the South China Sea are not unusual. The contested waters are a crucial shipping route at the heart of a territorial dispute that pits multiple countries against one another. But Chinese media reacted quickly to the Vinson’s cruise. Though the US takes no position on the territorial dispute in the South China Sea, its warships have conducted routine “freedom of navigation” operations near the reclaimed islands, eliciting warnings from Beijing. (Credit: Spec. 2nd Class Daniel M. Satellite imagery released by Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative in December showed China has installed weapon systems on all seven artificial islands. 2015. The Vinson carries a flight group of more than 60 aircraft, including F/A-18 jet fighters. 7th Fleet area of operations,” which includes the South China Sea. A separate Global Times article decried Trump’s policy in the South China Sea as “unclear” and said that it may escalate tensions. “China respects and upholds the freedom of navigation and overflight in the South China Sea, which countries enjoy under international law, but firmly opposes any country’s attempt to undermine China’s sovereignty and security in the name of the freedom of navigation and overflight,” China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said. Young/U.S. Carrier Starts ‘Routine’ Patrols in South China Sea

The United States deployed the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson is seen on Nov. 2nd Class Daniel M. According to the US, China has reclaimed more than 3,000 acres in the Spratly Islands since 2014. An opinion article in China’s state-sanctioned Global Times declared that the deployment of the Vinson showed that the US wants to “create provocations and drive a wedge” between China and other countries party to the South China Sea. Meyer, the Navy said in a statement. The Navy did not give details of the mission of the 6,000-ton sub, saying only its presence at the Philippine port “demonstrates the U.S. Almost a year ago, the USS John C. China claims almost all of the South China Sea, including islands more than 800 miles from the Chinese mainland, despite objections from neighbors such as the Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei and Vietnam. 2015. Navy

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U.S. China at the time called it a serious breach of law and an intentional provocation. The United States deployed the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson is seen on Nov. Stennis led a similar cruise through the area. Compared to Barack Obama, Trump poses more of a risk to the area and China should “prepare diplomatically and militarily,” Li is quoted as saying. “The training completed over the past few weeks has really brought the team together and improved our effectiveness and readiness as a strike group,” Kilby said in a statement. In a news conference Wednesday, China’s Foreign Ministry said it heard about the planned deployment of the Vinson days before it happened, and warned Washington against challenging its sovereignty. “While underway, we are conducting training across multiple mission areas including weapons training, manned and unmanned flight operations, ship handling, and damage control drills,” said Cmdr. And the Vinson was in the South China Sea in 2015, just one of its 16 operations in the South China Sea in its 35-year history. The most recent of those was in October by the guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur. Beijing has also created artificial islands in the area, outfitting some of them with military features. There is no word whether the Vinson or the Meyer would be getting near the Chinese-claimed islands. “We are looking forward to demonstrating those capabilities while building upon existing strong relationships with our allies, partners and friends in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.”
Among those friends has been the Philippines, which last week was hosting the crew of the attack submarine USS Louisville in Subic Bay. 15.488092
114.404754 Last week, the littoral combat ship USS Coronado, which is temporarily based in Singapore, was conducting training operations in the South China Sea, according to a Navy statement. Young/U.S. Scott Larson, the Coronado’s commanding officer. Navy’s commitment to regional stability and maritime security in the U.S. “This may trigger frictions or even military clashes between China and the US,” wrote Li Jie, a Beijing-based naval expert. During his confirmation hearing, new Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said China should be blocked from accessing the artificial islands it’s built, setting the stage for a potential showdown. James Kilby, commander of the Vinson strike group, had a similar message. “Training at sea in these warfare areas maintains crew proficiency and ensures we are ready to operate successfully in a variety of missions.”
Rear Adm. The operation comes amid growing tensions between the United States and China over territory and trade, and as the Trump administration looks set to take a more confrontational stance toward China than its predecessor.

22 People Found Illegally Crossing Into Canada; Officials Say More Refugees are Fleeing Over Concerns of Trump’s Policies

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22 People Found Illegally Crossing Into Canada; Officials Say More Refugees are Fleeing Over Concerns of Trump’s Policies

A sign at the Canadian border is seen in a file photo from CNN. The recent influx has pitted the town of Emerson in somewhat of a crisis. While border jumpers are not new in this town, the numbers are. Although Trump’s executive order has been rejected by a US federal appeals court, refugees continue to risk their lives to get to Canada. A stream of people in increasing numbers have recently fled for Canada, crossing through snow and dangerous, freezing conditions. Many say they recognize the people fleeing in these conditions are clearly desperate, but want to ensure the safety and security of the border and their town. 53.760861
-98.813876 A sign at the Canadian border is seen in a file photo from CNN. The Safe Third Country Agreement between Canada and the United States requires people to apply for refugee protection in the first safe country they arrive in — under which, the US is considered a safe country. Nearly a 100 people have crossed into the small border town of Emerson in nearly two months. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau previously defended the importance of welcoming refugees, without explicitly referring to Trump’s executive order. But immigrant advocates in Canada want this law scrapped and say the US is no longer a safe country. In December, two Ghanians who were denied asylum in the United States walked into Canada in knee-deep snow and suffered frostbite that required amputations of their fingers. As a result, this encourages people to make treacherous and dangerous journeys to sneak into the country. What began as a few here and there has become groups of five or six, then groups of 10, families clutching children as young as 6 months. Twenty two people were found illegally crossing the border into the Canadian province of Manitoba this weekend, according to the Canada Border Services Agency. Many of them say they are concerned about their lives and safety following President Donald Trump’s executive order barring refugees and travelers from seven countries entry into the US. The 22 people who attempted to cross this weekend are being processed in accordance with Canadian law, according to a statement from the Canada Border Services Agency.

U.S Defense Secretary James Mattis: ‘We’re Not in Iraq to Seize Anybody’s Oil’

“All of us in America have generally paid for our gas and oil all along, and I’m sure that we will continue to do so in the future. Maybe we’ll have another chance.” He repeated the comments a few days later in an interview with ABC’s David Muir: “We should have taken the oil. On Monday, Mattis offered a different perspective from the president. The US-led coalition has played a supporting role with advisers and assistance with airstrikes. 20, 2017. We’re not in Iraq to seize anyone’s oil,” said Mattis, a retired four-star general. 20, 2017. (Credit: Pool)

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U.S Defense Secretary James Mattis: ‘We’re Not in Iraq to Seize Anybody’s Oil’

US Defense Secretary, James Mattis, arrives in Baghdad, Iraq on Feb. Mattis met with US and coalition leaders from Australia, Canada and the UK after arriving in Baghdad. US Defense Secretary, James Mattis, arrives in Baghdad, Iraq on Feb. Trump’s order blocks travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries, including Iraq, from entering the US for 90 days and stops refugees from coming in for four months. That’s the point about going in there.”
On Sunday, Iraq launched a new offensive to regain control of western Mosul from ISIS. “I have not seen the new executive order,” Mattis said, “but I, right now, am assured that we will take steps to allow those who have fought alongside us, for example, to be allowed into the United States.”
“They will have been vetted, obviously, by their performance on the battlefield beside us and by the normal procedures, and I’m sure we will work our way through this quickly.”

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44.361488 Within a week of being signed, a federal judge halted Trump’s action; an appeals court panel affirmed the decision. Effects on Iraqi immigrants
Mattis also was asked about the possibility the Trump administration would sign a new executive order on immigration. Mattis and other US senior leaders are under a deadline to come up with a plan to defeat ISIS. A day after his inauguration, Trump said about Iraq: “We should have kept the oil. Critics have said taking Iraq’s oil would have amounted to stealing from civilians and thus been a war crime and a violation of international law. War on ISIS
Mattis told reporters in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates, that he was heading to Baghdad “because I need to get current on the situation there, the political situation, the enemy situation and the friendly situation.” The trip had not previously been announced. You wouldn’t have ISIS if we took the oil.”
Trump has said the US has spent trillions of dollars fighting ISIS but that the effort could have been avoided if Americans had just co-opted the terrorists’ oil supply after the US invasion. Since October, a coalition of Iraqi-led forces has pushed to end ISIS’ brutal rule in the country’s second-largest city. (Credit: Pool)

Before departing for his first trip to Baghdad as US Defense Secretary, James Mattis told reporters, “We’re not in Iraq to seize anybody’s oil.”
His comments appeared to be a departure from President Donald Trump, who since taking office has made controversial comments about Iraq and its oil. On January 28, Trump signed an executive order calling for the defense secretary to submit within 30 days a draft of a new plan to defeat ISIS. Among those affected are people who applied for asylum in the US after helping US forces in Iraq as translators and contractors — a consequence some US veterans have condemned. The operation comes weeks after Iraqi forces recaptured eastern Mosul across the Tigris River. Mattis said he wants to speak with the Iraqi political leadership and US partners: “We’re going to make certain we’ve got good shared situational awareness of what we face as we work together, fight alongside each other to destroy ISIS.

Man Stabbed to Death in Front of Cousin in El Monte

20, 2017. The incident as reported about 11:43 a.m. (Credit: KTLA)

A man was stabbed to death in front of his cousin in El Monte Sunday morning, officials said. Authorities remained at the scene of a fatal stabbing in El Monte hours after the incident occurred on Feb. in the 4200 block of Peck Road, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, who was assisting in the investigation. The man got back into his vehicle and drove away from the scene. Anyone with information about the incident can call the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department homicide bureau at 323-890-5500. The victim and his cousin then ran inside a home in the area, where the victim collapsed. An investigation revealed the victim and his cousin were walking south on Peck Road when a vehicle pulled alongside them. (Credit: KTLA)

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Man Stabbed to Death in Front of Cousin in El Monte

Authorities remained at the scene of a fatal stabbing in El Monte hours after the incident occurred on Feb. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, officials said. A man got out of the front passenger seat and confronted the two men, pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim in the chest, officials said. 20, 2017. The cousin was not injured during the attack. 34.068621
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Firefighters Battle Massive Blaze at Building that Houses Santa Barbara Islamic Society

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Firefighters Battle Massive Blaze at Building that Houses Santa Barbara Islamic Society

A photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department shows firefighters working to put out a three-alarm fire at a building in Goleta on Feb. Sunday in the 600 block of Ward Drive in Goleta, according to Daniel Christensen, a spokesman for the Santa Barbara County Fire Department. The fire was reported about 9:15 p.m. 20, 2017. Flames ripped through the building and about 50 firefighters from across the county were battling the blaze, said Mike Eliason, a Santa Barbara fire department spokesman. Firefighters in Santa Barbara County were battling a three-alarm fire early Monday that broke out at a commercial building that includes a local Islamic Society. 34.435829
-119.827639 A photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department shows firefighters working to put out a three-alarm fire at a building in Goleta on Feb. The two-story building is a 30,000-square-foot corrugated metal structure with several tenants, including a roofing company, a private storage facility and the Islamic Society of Santa Barbara. 20, 2017. Click here to read the full story on LATimes.com.

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The Prize is non-transferable, non-refundable, may not be combined with any other offer, and has no cash value. Sponsors reserve the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any text message entry at any time which in Sponsors’ opinion does not comply with these Official Rules. Failure by the winner to meet any deadlines established in this sweepstakes will result in forfeiture of the prize. “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned a number by the cellular provider or as shown on the cellular provider’s records or the natural person authorized to use the number by an entity that is shown on cellular provider’s records for that number. By participating in these sweepstakes, you also agree to have your name, photograph, voice, biographical information, and likeness used in any and all media for promotional purposes relating to these sweepstakes or future similar sweepstakes without further compensation or notice, except as prohibited by law. Under no circumstances shall Sponsor be liable for indirect, incidental, consequential, special or exemplary damages, attorneys’ fees or any other damages. Winner will be required to fill out and IRS W-9 Form (“W-9”), and will receive a Form 1099 from the IRS for any prize with a value of $600 or more. Limit one entry per person/e-mail address. These Sweepstakes are subject to the privacy policy of KTLA, as posted on the KTLA website. The odds of winning depend on the number of valid entries received. All entries must be submitted and received within this time period. PRIZE AND WINNER SELECTION
All entries will be combined into a single pool, and from that pool one (1) winner will be selected in a random drawing on or about February 27, 2017. Only one method of entry per person/email address/household regardless of entry method will be allowed (for a maximum of one entry). The winner will be notified that he or she has been selected as a winner by telephone or by e-mail. Multiple entries from the same person will be disqualified. PT on Wednesday February 26, 2017 (“Sweepstakes Period”). Copies or other mechanical reproductions, facsimiles, entries containing technical or electronic reproductions, entries containing attached files are not eligible and will be rejected. All entrants must have a text messaging two-way capable handset and digital service in order to enter the Sweepstakes using the text messaging method. The winner’s name will be available after the winner has been verified and the prizes have been awarded.  Good luck! This contest is open only to legal residents of California who reside within the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, Ventura, Kern and Inyo in California, and Esmeralda County, Nevada, who are age 18 or older as of February 20, 2017, and who have not won any other prize from KTLA within the 60 days prior to the Sweepstakes Period. PT on Saturday, February 20, 2017 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. For more information, see http://www.ktla.com/privacypolicy. ANY ATTEMPT TO DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE FAIR AND LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THESE SWEEPSTAKES WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FROM THE SWEEPSTAKES. You must also have a valid e-mail account in order for your entry to be eligible. Enter online:
During the Sweepstakes Period, go to http://www.ktla.com/magic, and complete and submit the online entry form. All federal, state, and local taxes associated with the prize, as well as all other costs or expenses involved in obtaining the prize, including but not limited to parking, and incidentals not specifically set forth herein, are the responsibility of the Winner. Information submitted in Internet entries, including entrant’s name, address, e-mail address, etc., may be used by Sponsors for marketing or promotional purposes. Entrants will be sent a text message to confirm or reject entry into the Sweepstakes. Prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied, by Sponsors. The winner will receive:

Two tickets valid for admission to see Michael Carbonaro perform at The Wiltern, 3790 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90010 on Friday, March 10, 2017
A “meet-and-greet” with Michael Carbonaro for thw winner and winner’s guest
The Wiltern Underground VIP package, which includes:

Premium parking in an underground garage up to one hour before the doors open for the show
Pre-show access (beginning one hour before the doors open for the show) to the Wiltern Underground Lounge, with private cash bar and complimentary catering by Pasta Sisters
Priority entry to the main auditorium at the Wiltern, subject to Sponsor’s discretion

The approximate retail value of the entire prize package is $400.00. Any unused Prize elements will be forfeited. Entries become the exclusive property of Sponsors and will not be returned or acknowledged. If these requirements are fulfilled, the winner must pick up or take delivery of the prize by the deadline established by Sponsor. GENERAL CONDITIONS
If for any reason, the Internet-related portion of these sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, tampering, fraud, technical failure, or any other cause which corrupts or threatens the administration, security or integrity of the sweepstakes, Sponsors reserve the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate or suspend the sweepstakes or any portion of the sweepstakes. Incomplete entries will be disqualified.

Personal Journey to Washington, DC

 
PRIZE PROVIDER
American Airlines, Inc., 4333 Amon Carter Blvd., Ft. PT on February 20, 2017 and ends at 11:59:59 a.m. The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the Prize is $1,935.00. to visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture would be a personal journey for the entrant (the “Essay”), and the uploading of at least one digital photograph of the entrant. KTLA is solely responsible for administration of this Contest. Neither the failure of Sponsor to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these Official Rules or the failure, delay or omission by Sponsor in exercising any right with respect to any term of these Official Rules, will be construed as a waiver or relinquishment to any extent of Sponsor’s right to assert or rely upon any such provision or right in that or any other instance. If a dispute arises regarding compliance with these Official Rules, Sponsor may consider, in its sole discretion, data reasonably available to Sponsor through information technology systems in Sponsor’s control, but Sponsor will not be obligated to consider any data or other information collected from any other source.  
The winner may be required to present valid identification, and the winner and his or her guest (and parent or legal guardian of guest who is a minor) may be required to sign a Statement of Eligibility and Liability and Publicity Release (the “Release”) by the deadline established by Sponsor in order to receive the Prize. If there is any conflict between any term of these Official Rules and any of the entry or marketing materials used in connection with the Contest, the terms of the Official Rules will govern. KTLA reserves the right to disqualify those entries that contain offensive or inappropriate material, that are deemed by KTLA to be unsuitable, or that KTLA believes could subject it to a claim or litigation. Winner is solely responsible for any and all expenses and incidental travel costs not expressly described above, including but not limited to, ground transportation, in-room charges (e.g., mini-bar, room service, telephone, movies, etc.), meals and beverages, gratuities and personal incidentals. Limit one entry per person and per email address. Prize is subject to restrictions, including those stated on the airfare documents. Air travel and hotel stay are not eligible for frequent flyer miles or other rewards. By submitting an Essay and Photo, each entrant represents and warrants that no laws were broken in the creation of the Essay or Photo; that the Essay and Photo are the entrant’s own original creations or that the entrant otherwise has all rights necessary to submit the Essay and Photo; and that the Essay and Photo do not violate the rights of any other person or company (including but not limited to privacy and copyrights), do not defame, libel, or slander anyone or any entity, do not contain unsafe, offensive, indecent, vulgar, obscene or profane content, and in no other way violate any applicable laws. Sponsor and Prize Provider reserve the right, but will have no obligation, to substitute the Prize, or any portion thereof, with a prize or prize element of equivalent or greater value, in their sole discretion, if the Prize, or any portion thereof, cannot be awarded for any reason. Three nights of accommodations for two people at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 1150 22nd NW, Washington, DC, 20037 (one standard room, double occupancy). If there is a dispute regarding the identity of an entrant, the holder of the email account will be deemed the entrant. KTLA-TV PRESENTS
“PERSONAL JOURNEY TO WASHINGTON DC 2017”
CONTEST
OFFICIAL RULES
CONTEST DATES
The Contest begins at 12:00:01 a.m. If Sponsor terminates the Contest, it will determine the winner by applying the criteria set forth above to all eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the Contest termination. COPY OF OFFICIAL RULES/NAME OF WINNER
For a copy of the Official Rules or the name of the winner, send a self-addressed envelope to “PERSONAL JOURNEY TO WASHINGTON DC 2017”, KTLA-TV, Attn: Creative Services, 5800 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90028. If the selected winner is not eligible, fails to sign and return the Release (defined below) by the deadline established by KTLA, LLC (“Sponsor”), declines the prize, or is found not to be in compliance with these Official Rules, that individual’s status as the winner will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate winner selected by KTLA from all remaining valid entrants according to the criteria listed above. Photos that are altered or electronically enhanced in order to substantially misrepresent the entrant or the subject matter will not be considered and will be disqualified.  KTLA 5 will choose one winner to receive round-trip airfare to Washington, DC, three nights of hotel accommodations in Washington, DC, and advance tickets to the museum. All in-room charges, telephone calls, meals, beverages, hotel upgrades, amenities, personal incidentals and any other expenses charged to the winner’s hotel room will be charged to the winner’s credit card or deducted from the deposit provided. Certain blackout dates may apply to airfare and hotel accommodations, and museum tickets are in high demand with many dates already sold out, so book early. If these requirements are fulfilled, the winner must pick up or take delivery of the Prize by the deadline established by Sponsor. Multiple entries from the same person or email address will be disqualified. KTLA is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, or misdirected entries, which will be disqualified, or for technical or computer failures, errors or data loss of any kind, lost or unavailable internet connections, or failed incomplete, garbled or deleted computer or networks transmissions, inability to access the website or online service, or any other technical error or malfunction.  
SPONSOR
KTLA, LLC, 5800 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90028. Information submitted in the online entries may be used by KTLA-TV and/or American Airlines for marketing or promotional purposes. Winner is responsible for all federal, state, and local taxes associated with the Prize. Failure by the winner to meet any deadlines established by the Sponsor in this Contest will result in forfeiture of the Prize. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants, Sponsor and Prize Provider in connection with this Contest, will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflicts of law rules or provisions.  
GENERAL CONDITIONS
If for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, tampering, fraud, technical failure, or any other cause that corrupts or threatens the administration, security or integrity of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate, cancel or suspend the Contest or any portion of the Contest. Requests must be received by March 31, 2017.  To enter for your chance to win this inspiring trip, fill out the form below and submit a photo of yourself, along with a short essay telling us how winning this trip would be a personal journey for you. HOW TO ENTER
During the Contest, go to www.ktla.com/journeys and accurately complete and submit the online form, including name, telephone number, the entrant’s public Facebook/Twitter/Instagram accounts (if applicable), a short statement (no more than 50 words) telling why winning a trip to Washington, D.C.  
By entering, entrants agree that Sponsor’s and Prize Provider’s decisions on all matters relating to this Contest and the Prize are final, binding and incontestable. The information submitted (but not the Essays or Photos) becomes the property of KTLA and will not be returned or acknowledged. Photos must be in either .jpeg or .gif format, and each Photo’s file size cannot exceed 200 kilobytes. KTLA will attempt to notify the winner by telephone or by email. Entries that include Essays and/or Photos that do not comply with these Official Rules will be disqualified. Each entrant agrees to indemnify, defend and hold KTLA and other Released Parties harmless against any and all liabilities, losses, damages, claims, debts, investigations, fines, penalties, costs, expenses and settlements (including attorneys’ fees and costs of litigation, settlement, judgment, interest and penalties) arising out of or related to a breach of the foregoing representations and warranties. area aboard American Airlines. Neither Sponsor nor Prize Provider will be responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitution or any act or omissions whatsoever by the hotel or any other entity providing services and accommodations to winner. Any entries not received within the Contest Period will be disqualified. The Essay must be in English. ANY ATTEMPT TO DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE FAIR AND LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FROM THE CONTEST. THE PRIZE
The winner will receive the following (“the Prize”):

Coach-class, round-trip airfare for two people between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and an airport in the Washington, D.C. (Collectively, the entry information, Essay, and the Photos will be referred to as the “Entry Materials”) Each entrant must also have a valid email account in order for the Entry Materials to be eligible. No element of the Prize is replaceable if lost, stolen, or destroyed.   Copies or other mechanical reproductions, facsimiles, entries containing technical or electronic reproductions, entries containing attached files are not eligible and will be rejected. If the actual retail value of the Prize is less than this amount, the difference, if any, will not be awarded to the winner. Winner may be required to provide a valid major credit card or other acceptable form of payment, as determined in the hotel’s sole discretion, upon hotel check-in. The Judges will one entry as the winner from among all valid entries received based on receiving the highest scores pursuant to the following criteria:

55% – Quality and compelling nature of Essay
25% – Potential to represent KTLA’s brand well
20% – Level of interest in the prize

If there is a tie, the winner will be determined by the highest score on criterion b) above. Entrants otherwise will retain all rights to their Essays and Photos, and the publication of their Essays and Photos as part of this Contest will not limit their use and ability to further market the Essays and/or Photos. Employees of KTLA, American Airlines (“Prize Provider”), and of other media companies (including radio and television), and such employees’ immediate family (defined, as spouse, parents, children, and siblings) or household members are not eligible to enter the Contest. WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION
On or about Monday, February 27, 2017, a judging panel composed of KTLA staff and/or persons designated by KTLA (“the Judges”) will evaluate all entries. Incomplete entries will be disqualified. KTLA reserves the right (but is not obligated) to post Essays and Photos online at http://www.ktla.com or broadcast the Essays and Photos on KTLA Channel 5. PT on February 24, 2017 (the “Contest Period”). By entering, entrants grant to KTLA an unlimited, non-exclusive, royalty-free right and license to publish Entry Materials (including Essays and Photos) and derivative works based thereon in any medium now known or hereafter invented, for editorial and commercial purposes, in perpetuity, without any right of approval or payment for entrants. Airfare, hotel accommodations, and museum tickets are subject to availability at time of booking. The Contest is subject to KTLA’s privacy policy, found at www.ktla.com/privacypolicy and KTLA’s Terms of Service, found at www.ktla.com/termsofservice. in Washington, D.C. Worth, Texas 76155. Winner will receive an IRS Form 1099 reflecting the value of the Prize. By participating in the Contest, entrants agree: (a) to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Prize Provider, their respective parent, subsidiary and affiliated entities, and the officers, directors, agents and employees of each of them (collectively, “Released Parties”), from any and all damages, injuries, claims, causes of action, liabilities, expenses or losses of any kind arising out of the entrant’s participation in this Contest, acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the Prize (or any element thereof) and any Prize-related activity and travel, including without limitation, personal injury, death, property damage or any other loss or injury of any kind; (b)  entrant will not seek, and under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain, an award of, and entrant waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential, or any other damages other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses; (c) all causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest will be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (d) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, excluding attorneys’ fees and court costs; (e) Sponsor and its licensees will have the right to use the entrant’s name, photograph, voice, biographical information, and likeness in any and all media for promotional purposes in connection with the Contest without further compensation or notice; and (f) as a condition of receiving the Prize, the winner and travel companion, within seven days after being notified by Sponsor, must provide valid state-issued identification, fill out and sign an IRS Form W-9 and execute Sponsor’s prepared form of Affidavit of Eligibility, Release and Agreement, containing the foregoing provisions, and failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the Prize. Prize is not transferable or redeemable for cash, and may not be sold, traded, rescheduled to dates other than as set forth above, or substituted for another prize, except at the sole discretion of Sponsor and/or Prize Provider. If Sponsor terminates or modifies the Contest, Sponsor will post notice on the official Contest website. In honor of Black History Month, KTLA 5 and American Airlines want to send you to Washington, DC to visit the brand-new National Museum of African American History and Culture. If the winner does not use the hotel portion of the Prize by December 31, 2017, it will be forfeited. ELIGIBILITY
This Contest is open only to legal residents of California who reside within the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, Ventura, Kern and Inyo in California, and Esmeralda County, Nevada who are age 18 or older as of February 20, 2017, and who have not won a prize from KTLA within the 60 days prior to the end of the Contest Period. Two Advance tickets valid for admission to the National Museum of African American History and Culture, located at 14th and Constitution Ave.  Good luck!