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Neglected, Abused Donkey Now Getting Care in San Jacinto

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A 10-year-old donkey named Patrick who was found abused and neglected, bound with a chain around his face, is now getting care in San Jacinto. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 at Mary 24, 2017. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help, and Patrick has a Facebook page with more information. 33.783908

Arrest Made in Death of Mother of 6 Shot at Long Beach Motel

Witnesses originally told KTLA the shooting occurred in a motel room on the third floor. Moore was booked on suspicion of murder and an outstanding warrant for violating his post-release conditions for domestic violence, Long Beach police said in a statement. The sister of Lynette Washington shared this photo of the victim, killed in an April 21, 2017, shooting in Long Beach. Long Beach SWAT officers respond to a possible barricaded gunman on April 21, 2017. One woman said she heard gunshots then saw a man running out of the room, crying “They shot my girl.”
Washington had a prior residence in Victorville, police said. But no arrests were made until Wednesday, when detectives took Compton resident Terry Moore into custody in Lancaster. (Credit: KTLA)
She was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Moore is being held in Long Beach Jail without bail. He is scheduled to be arraigned Friday in Long Beach Superior Court on Friday. A 29-year-old man was arrested Wednesday in connection with the death of a woman who was shot last month at a Long Beach motel, police said. Police did not disclose Moore’s relationship to Lanette Washington, the 32-year-old mother of six who was found shot at the motel on Long Beach Boulevard. 33.860737

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Mother of 6 Fatally Shot at Long Beach Motel; Police Call Off Search for Gunman Police had evacuated residents of the northern Long Beach neighborhood as they responded to a home where the gunman was believed to be barricaded after the shooting occurred April 21.

Stolen Vehicle With 2-Year-Old Boy Inside Found Abandoned in Buena Park; Man Sought: Police

The victim was getting ready to leave her residence when she realized she had left something inside her apartment. Police are searching for a man who stole a vehicle with a 2-year-old boy inside in Anaheim, then abandoned the car — with the toddler still in it — in Buena Park on Thursday morning. to report a vehicle had been stolen from the 3500 block of West Savanna Street while her son was in it, Sgt. Wyatt did not have a detailed suspect description, describing the car thief only as a white man with a skinny build. 33.867404
-117.998139 After calling the department, police initiated a red channel broadcast and were able to locate the stolen vehicle a few minutes later, Wyatt said. She returned within minutes and discovered the vehicle was gone. She quickly went back to retrieve the item, leaving both the keys and the toddler inside the car, according to Wyatt. It was found abandoned in the area of Yosemite and Sequoia drives in neighboring Buena Park. The mother called the Anaheim Police Department around 10:45 a.m. The boy was found unharmed; he has since been reunited with the mother. Daron Wyatt said. No additional information was immediately available.

Long-running, Controversial 710 Freeway Tunnel Proposal Loses Backing of Metro’s Board

“This gets improvements out there now,” said Metro board Chairman John Fasana, a Duarte city councilman. Officials said that without an estimated $700-million contribution from Metro, the chances of the California Department of Transportation funding and building a multibillion-dollar underground freeway from Alhambra to Pasadena were almost nil. The 710 Freeway's northern terminus in Alhambra is shown in an undated photo. (Credit: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

Long-running, Controversial 710 Freeway Tunnel Proposal Loses Backing of Metro’s Board

The 710 Freeway's northern terminus in Alhambra is shown in an undated photo. “I’ve realized the tunnel is unfundable and would be built many years from now.”
The vote took place after more than two hours of public comment in the packed Metro boardroom. More on our blog later. Cheers went up from 710 tunnel opponents when the voting was finished. — Metro (@metrolosangeles) May 25, 2017 Read the full story on (Credit: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

After decades of study and controversy, the Metro board of directors unanimously withdrew its support Thursday for the proposed 710 Freeway tunnel and voted to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on local street improvements and other transportation options for the San Gabriel Valley. The Metro Board votes 12 to 0 to fund local road improvements to address traffic congestion caused by the 710 gap.

Solar Jobs Growing 17 Times Faster Than U.S. Economy: Report

You don’t have to bring sunshine out there in the desert,” said Birsic. Men have most of the jobs in solar, but that is starting to change, especially in the sales business. Elon Musk has helped add to the solar buzz. (Credit: Alex Wong / Getty Images)

President Trump may be focused on saving coal miners, but solar continues to be the hot spot in today’s jobs market. The coal mining industry is grappling with far tougher conditions right now. Most solar workers are in the installation business, the IREA report showed. About one-quarter of the roughly 102,000 jobs in the wind business are in manufacturing. Economy: Report

Workers put solar panels down during an installation May 3, 2106, in Washington, DC. Musk’s Tesla recently started taking orders for solar roofs that is made of shingles to ease concerns that solar panels are ugly. “The scales continue to tip in favor of renewables,” the report said. Solar employment expanded last year 17 times faster than the total US economy, according to an International Renewable Energy Agency report published on Wednesday that cited data from the Solar Foundation. By comparison, women make up just under half of the US workforce. That allows for more costs to go towards paying workers to install, manufacture and sell solar panels. Besides being better for the environment, the solar industry is considered to be fairly labor intensive. Solar isn’t the only hot part of the clean energy job market — wind jobs grew by 28%. Both solar and wind scored a big victory in December 2015 when Congress decided to extend renewable tax credits that were set to expire. Attempting to revive coal jobs, Trump has signed executive orders aimed at easing the regulatory burden on the industry. The group predicted that global renewable energy employment will nearly triple by 2030 to 24 million. The solar business has benefited from the falling cost of solar energy and generous federal tax credits that make it more affordable for businesses and homeowners to install solar panels. Birsic estimates that solar energy was 50% more expensive just five years ago. Other leading jobs include manufacturing, project development, sales and research-and-development. Awareness is also up as Americans concerned about climate change look for cleaner energy options. Kentucky, a state that overwhelmingly voted for Trump, lost an incredible 64% of its coal jobs over that span. While renewable energy job growth has slowed globally in recent years due to declines in Japan and Europe, IREA believes it will accelerate again. Women now hold 28% of solar jobs, up from 19% in 2013, IREA said. But Columbia’s study warned that Trump’s regulation-busting is unlikely to spark a revival because coal’s main problem is the abundance of cheap natural gas, not regulation. “It’s showing no signs of stopping,” he said. Workers put solar panels down during an installation May 3, 2106, in Washington, DC. “It seems to be one of the few areas of high-paying, blue-collar jobs — and you don’t have to learn to code,” said Bryan Birsic, CEO of Wunder Capital, a fintech company that allows investors to help finance solar panel installations. Solar costs have also come down dramatically. Overall, more than 260,000 people work in the solar industry, up by 24% from 2015. “Sunshine is free. Wunder Capital’s Birsic said that’s because unlike fossil fuels, solar energy in the form of sunlight is available in many environments naturally. (Credit: Alex Wong / Getty Images)

Solar Jobs Growing 17 Times Faster Than U.S. Almost half of US coal jobs have disappeared just since the end of 2011, according to a Columbia University study.

Playboy Model Dani Mathers Gets 3 Years of Probation, 30 Days of Graffiti Removal in Body-Shaming Case

Playboy model Dani Mathers pleaded no contest Wednesday to invasion of privacy after she secretly photographed a naked, 70-year-old woman in an LA Fitness shower area and posted it on social media with a disparaging remark. Gym Is Charged: City Attorney
LAPD Seeks to ID Victim in Body-Shaming Snapchat Photo Posted by Playboy Model at Gym She also must serve three years’ probation. #Breaking: #DaniMathers pleads no contest in our invasion of privacy case – gets 30 days graffiti removal + 36 months probation…more soon
— LA City Attorney (@CityAttorneyLA) May 24, 2017

This case was about the consequences of #bodyshaming. “I think she wanted to be done with this and accept responsibility for what occurred,” he said. Imagine if it was your mother, or if the victim was a trans kid struggling w/ identity
— LA City Attorney (@CityAttorneyLA) May 24, 2017

"It is by definition humiliating to be the victim of #bodyshaming" -city atty Mike Feuer, #danimathers press availability #news
— LA City Attorney (@CityAttorneyLA) May 24, 2017


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Playboy Playmate Faces Criminal Trial Over Body-Shaming Incident at LA Fitness Gym
Playboy Model Who Shared Body-Shaming Photo of Naked Woman Taken in L.A. Mathers’ attorney, Dana Cole, said she has never known the victim’s identity, but she has publicly apologized to her. Read the full story on 2015 Playmate of the Year Dani Mathers speaks onstage during Playboy’’s 2015 Playmate of the Year Ceremony at the Playboy Mansion on May 14, 2015, in Los Angeles. Mathers previously pleaded not guilty in the case. (Credit: Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Playboy)
After pleading to the misdemeanor charge, the 2015 Playmate of the Year was ordered to perform 30 days of graffiti removal services, according to Rob Wilcox, a spokesman for the Los Angeles city attorney.

Scenic Portion of Highway 1 in Big Sur Area Closed Indefinitely After Massive Landslide Buries Road

The highway is the main artery running through Big Sur, a picturesque stretch that is a major tourist attraction. “Whether that roadway is even there (anymore) will be interesting to see, once it’s uncovered,” Caltrans spokesman Jim Shivers said. Several long-term closures
Before this year, the area’s few residents and business owners were used to small slides that crews generally cleaned up in a few hours. “This has been a different year for us,” Shivers said. The landslide covered the road, also known as State Route 1, in a 35-40 feet deep layer of dirt for about 1,500 feet. But heavy rains since January have caused several long closures. No injuries or damage were reported, officials said. The highway already was closed at that spot — almost continuously since January — and at a few other points along the dozens of miles of coast because of landslides caused by unusually heavy winter and spring rains. Workers trying to repair damage from a different slide, between Pfeiffer Canyon and Mud Creek, stop work three times a day to allow locals to pass through. “I don’t think they anticipated anything of this magnitude,” Shivers said. More than 1 million tons of rock and dirt fell Saturday onto Highway 1, considered by some to be one of the most scenic drives in the United States. But those wanting to get farther north or south would have to take an interior county road to U.S. 101, some 40 miles inland. One landslide forced officials to demolish the highway’s Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge, some 30 miles northwest of Mud Creek. A new bridge might not be finished until September, Shivers said. The section is 1 mile southeast of the small community of Gorda, about 60 miles south of Monterey. But Saturday’s slide was the largest by far, and authorities said they don’t know when it can be cleared. 36.361475

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Section of Highway 1 in Big Sur Area Buried Under Massive Landslide, New Video Shows A monster of a landslide has buried a quarter-mile section of the scenic coastal highway in California’s Big Sur region, piling fresh misery on a remote area that hasn’t seen the road fully passable for months. Before this landslide at Mud Creek, repairs from the earlier slide were suspended and heavy equipment was ordered removed from the road because officials suspected another was coming.

Graco Recalls More Than 25,000 Car Seats; Webbing May Not Restrain Children in Crash

“While waiting for a replacement kit, consumers may continue to use My Ride 65 convertible car seats,” said Danielle Clark, a spokeswoman for Graco’s owner, Newell Brands. More than 25,000 Graco My Ride 65 car seats have been recalled. The 25,494 Graco My Ride 65 seats recalled were produced between May and August 2014. If your model meets the recall requirement, owners can contact Graco consumer services at 1-800-345-4109 to order a free replacement kit. Graco is recalling more than 25,000 car seats that might not adequately restrain children during a crash. Units with a webbing code tag of 2014/06 are affected. Model numbers include 1871689, 1908152, 1813074, 1872691, 1853478, 1877535, 1813015 and 1794334. (Credit: Graco)
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced Wednesday that the webbing in the Graco My Ride 65 car seat failed to meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. For additional information on this recall and others consumers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or visit “In the event of a serious motor vehicle crash, the harness webbing restraining the child may break resulting in a child not being properly restrained,” the agency noted. The agency found that children who are not appropriately restrained are at an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash.

Man in Clown Makeup, Bladed Gloves Arrested in Fatal Stabbing Outside Taco Restaurant in Denver

Police used surveillance cameras in the area to find a man on a scooter who matched the suspect’s description. It was not immediately known if Gulzow has an attorney or why he was reportedly wearing the makeup and bladed gloves. The suspect followed him. After police arrested Gulzow, a bloody knife was recovered from the bushes. Please enable Javascript to watch this video

A man wearing clown-like makeup and gloves laced with three-inch blades was arrested after police said he stabbed a man to death outside a taco restaurant in Denver. The victim was later found by police in the parking lot of Torchy’s Tacos with a stab wound to the throat, according to CNN affiliate KMGH. He is seen on camera throwing an object into some bushes. On each finger of the gloves were blades that were two to three inches long, according to a probable cause statement from the police department. Witnesses said a man wearing white makeup with black streaks on his face went up to the unidentified victim outside a convenience store early Tuesday and threatened him before taking a swing at him with the gloves. Christian Lee Gulzow, 36, is charged with first-degree murder, according to the Denver Police Department. 39.739236
-104.990251 He later died at a hospital. The victim, 29, pushed the man away and then retreated down an alley.

NorCal Judge Sentences 20-Year-Old Man Who Drugged, Raped Teen Sister to Probation

So he got her stoned on dabs he gave her until she didn’t even recognize him in order get what he wanted.”
Trigg added that he “could not disagree more” with the ruling. Trigg said. “The message that this sends to our community is that sexual predators who get their juvenile siblings stoned enough can have sex with them without any meaningful consequence,” he said. Follett on May 17 sentenced the man to three years in prison, the lower term of sentencing options, and granted him probation, according to the Del Norte County district attorney’s office. A probation report said he “showed no real remorse and seemed smug” in his interview and recommended he not receive probation. The judge then sentenced him to 240 days in county jail at half time. Judge Follett said that he felt the defendant was sorry and that rehabilitation was the key factor in his decision to grant probation, according to Trigg. CNN does not identify victims of rape, and given the victim’s relationship to the perpetrator, CNN is not identifying him. Brock Turner comparison
Trigg likened the light sentence to the case of Turner, the Stanford swimmer convicted of sexually assaulting an intoxicated and unconscious woman. In the Del Norte County case, the incident occurred prior to that law change, so it did not apply, according to Sandra Linderman, court executive officer for Del Norte Superior Court. The convicted man, of Crescent City, gave his 16-year-old sister high-potency marijuana “dabs” and repeatedly asked her to have sex, according to a criminal complaint. Turner was released from jail after three months and registered as a sex offender for life. In all, the district attorney said the case was even worse than Turner’s crime. “He knew she didn’t want to have sex with him. “That to me is way out of line because you’re blaming the victim,” Trigg said. Persky faced widespread criticism for the sentence, and more than 1.3 million people signed a petition calling for his removal from the bench. The judge also noted that the victim took her own clothes off and was not unconscious, Trigg said. In all, that means the convicted man could serve a total of 120 days in jail, with no time in prison, Trigg said. She told him that repeatedly. “In a lot of ways, this case is more egregious than Brock Turner. Prosecutors had asked for the defendant to receive six years in prison. However, Del Norte Superior Court Judge William H. Follett said that the “stigma” of the conviction and sex offender registration were enough to deter him and others in the community, District Attorney Dale P. California legislators passed a bill mandating prison sentences for people who sexually assault unconscious or intoxicated victims. Del Norte Superior Court in Crescent City is shown in a Google Maps image. She said no several times until she became so “out of it” that she no longer recognized him as her brother, the complaint states. “That is not the message I want to send to our community.”
Linderman said judicial ethics do not allow her or Follett to speak on the case. The man pleaded guilty to rape of a drugged person. 41.755750

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Brock Turner Registers as Sex Offender After Spending 3 Months in Jail for Stanford Sexual Assault Case This defendant took advantage of a position of trust as this victim’s big brother,” Trigg said. A 20-year-old California man who pleaded guilty to raping his drugged younger sister was granted probation and is expected to serve just four months in jail, a sentence that the prosecutor says is worse than that given to Stanford swimmer Brock Turner. In that case, Judge Aaron Persky sentenced Turner to six months in jail, citing his young age and his lack of criminal record as reasons for the lenient sentence.

Pyschedelics and the Rise of Ayahuasca – Part 1

Cher Calvin reports on the KTLA5 News at 10pm on 5/23/17. To hear more from the experts:
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In today’s world – with a focus on wellness and mindfulness – could modern day doctors soon prescribe plant based hallucinogenics to treat or even cure disease and disorders?

Passenger’s Threat on Metro Blue Line Train Prompts Bomb Squad Response in Willowbrook; 1 Person Detained

GREEN LINE: Trains SKIP Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station due to police activity.
— Metro (@metrolosangeles) May 24, 2017 Blue Line and Green Line trains are skipping the station, Metro said on Twitter. Consider Line 55 or 612 for alternate service.
— Metro (@metrolosangeles) May 24, 2017

BLUE LINE UPDATE: Trains SKIP Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station due to police activity. A white sheriff’s bomb squad truck arrived on scene about 1:20 p.m., and multiple other patrol vehicles could be seen, aerial video from Sky5 showed. (Credit: KTLA)
One person has been detained, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Ramon Montenegro said about 1 p.m. KTLA’s Jennifer Thang contributed to this article. Authorities respond to Metro’s Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station on May 24, 2017. Consider Line 120 for alternate service. Investigators don’t know if there is a package or not aboard the train but Montenegro said it is being searched at Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station as a precaution. A threat made by a passenger aboard a Blue Line Metro train Wednesday afternoon prompted a service interruption, bomb squad response and a search for a suspicious package in Willowbrook, authorities said.

Wal-Mart to Ban Arkansas Woman Caught on Video Allegedly Telling Customer to ‘Go Back to Mexico,’ Calling Another the N-Word

“Nobody has ever talked to me like that, I felt very insulted and unwanted.”
Hicks, originally from Mexico City, says she has been living in the United States for more than 30 years. (Credit: @WalmartNewsroom)
Video posted to Facebook on Monday night that shows a woman telling one customer to “go back to Mexico” and calling another customer a racial epithet has been shared hundreds of thousands of times on the social network. Another woman off-camera intervenes and tells the woman to stop being “ignorant.” The woman on camera responds, “a n—–‘s calling me ignorant?”
“I have never experienced anything like that in my life,” Hicks said. Eva Hicks, a mother of three, said she politely asked the woman to step to one side as she reached for medicine. “I don’t know her, I am supposed to meet her today,” she said. I am not going to leave, I am going to stay here, I am not going to shut up, I am going to speak up,” Hicks said Wednesday, adding that she posted the video to Facebook to raise awareness. Walmart says it will ask a customer to no longer shop at their stores after she was caught on video hurling racial abuse at other customers in Bentonville, Arkansas, on Monday. A Walmart spokesperson told CNN on Wednesday that they were working to identify the woman and “once identified we will ask she no longer shops at our stores.”
Hicks said she hopes to meet the woman who came to her defense and was subsequently called the N-word. “It’s not your country, we don’t want you here,” the woman retorted. In a statement posted online Walmart said it had “no tolerance for the language or actions” of the customer and commended the staff member seen in the video, saying he acted appropriately by asking the woman to leave. It was then the woman became aggressive, Hicks told CNN. The woman, who has not been identified, told Hicks to “go back to Mexico” and accused her of being rude. “I want to meet her to say thank you and just give her a hug.”

-94.208817 “She moved back her cart and immediately started saying that people bother her on every aisle, and started saying more hateful things to me,” Hicks recounted and then took out her phone and began to record the encounter. “I have seen a lot of these incidents lately, I believe ever since the Trump administration came into power, he can say hateful things to other races and other countries, these people think it’s okay for them to do the same.”
In a statement posted online Walmart said it had “no tolerance for the language or actions” of the customer and commended the staff member seen in the video, saying he acted appropriately by asking the woman to leave. “I am an American citizen, I consider this home. In the video she tells the woman that this is her home.

Revised Republican Health Care Bill Would Leave 23 Million Fewer Insured by 2026: Nonpartisan Congressional Analysis

The House Republican health care bill would leave 23 million fewer Americans with health insurance by 2026 than under Obamacare, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday. The new CBO report will serve as an important report card for Senate Republicans as they deliberate over their own version of the health care bill. The CBO also found the bill would reduce deficits by $119 billion compared with Obamacare. The highly anticipated CBO score is poised to trigger another round of negative headlines and more hurdles for Republicans as they look to advance a controversial piece of legislation that was passed in the House earlier this month. Eager to notch a political win in the GOP’s years-long mission to repeal Obamacare, Republican lawmakers took a gamble by voting before the CBO could analyze last-minute changes to the bill. H.R. 1628, American Health Care Act of 2017
— CBO Cost Estimates (@USCBOcostest) May 24, 2017


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