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5 Significant Environmental Events That Have Happened Since Last Earth Day

Plastic straws, drink stirrers and cotton swabs could be banned in England as part of the government’s plan to eliminate all avoidable plastic waste by 2042. The vaquita, which looks very similar to a dolphin, calls the Gulf of California home. Related stories

L.A. The actor and activist used Twitter and Instagram to get his millions of followers to sign a petition asking Mexico’s President to take immediate action to protect the endangered vaquita porpoise. Metro Offering Free Bus, Train Rides Sunday to Commemorate Earth Day
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World’s Last Male Northern White Rhino Dies in Kenya We are saying goodbye to plastics
Plastic-free supermarkets, a deposit on plastic bottles and jail time for using plastic bags. The future of the rhinos remains uncertain as scientists look into multiple alternatives to sustain the subspecies, including artificially inseminating one of the two females left. The Mary River turtle is native to Queensland, Australia. It has the ability to stay underwater for up to three days. At 45, Sudan was fraught with age-related issues and multiple infections. The turtles were often kept as pets in the 1960s and ’70s and by the 1990s, they were already at risk of being endangered, according to Rikki Gumbs, a reptile biologist at Zoological Society London. Leonardo DiCaprio to the rescue
There are only 30 vaquita porpoises left on Earth, and Leonardo DiCaprio wants to save them. The Paris Agreement on Climate Change is aimed at cutting emissions and keeping global temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. Experts say the rhino horn is becoming more lucrative than drugs. (Credit: Zoological Society of London)
The good news is we discovered an Australian river turtle with a distinctive green punk-rock hairstyle, two spikes under its chin and the ability to breathe through its genitals. Part of that agreement is a ban on gill nets. These nets are designed to catch the giant totoaba fish, whose swim bladder is considered a culinary delicacy in China and sold for more than $4,500 per pound. The species has become endangered due to illegal fishing. The UK government is also planning to introduce a deposit on plastic bottles, requiring customers to pay an extra tax when buying single-use drink containers that will be refunded once those items are recycled. In the U.S., governors and many mayors vowed to continue to honor the goals of the accord to reduce global warming. “We’re getting out,” Trump said of his decision during an event held in the White House’s Rose Garden. Kenyans could face fours years in jail or up to $40,000 in fines if they produce, sell or even use plastic bags. Rhinos are targeted by poachers, fueled by the belief in Asia that their horns cure various ailments. In February, the very first plastic-free supermarket aisle was unveiled in Amsterdam. These are just some of the efforts leaders are making to curb the world’s plastic addiction. At the time, Trump even suggested it was a hoax perpetuated by the Chinese government, despite scientific evidence that contradicted those beliefs. DiCaprio met with President Enrique Peña Nieto, securing an agreement to work together to protect the vaquita and other marine life. The bad news is, it may not be around for long because it’s on a new list of endangered reptiles. Please enable Javascript to watch this video
Earth Day turns 48 this year and millions of people in roughly 200 countries will unite Sunday to find ways to protect and celebrate the planet. And the president was all ears. And experts say the departure of the US would make that significantly harder due to the country’s climate footprint. In the past year, we’ve had environmental victories as well as defeats, all of which will have effects on the planet in some way. Its vibrant green mohawk is the result of algae growing on its head because of the extended time spent submerged. Trump’s decision was met with defiance from global leaders. U.S. leaves Paris climate accord
President Donald Trump put the U.S. Shoppers there are buying their groceries in “new compostable bio-materials as well as traditional materials” such as glass, metal and cardboard. at odds with nearly every other nation on Earth when he decided to pull out of the Paris climate accord. Some showed their support by lighting up their city hall buildings in green. When Sudan died, he left behind his daughter Najin, 28, and granddaughter, Fatu, 17. We met a punk-rock turtle
The Mary River turtle, native to Queensland, Australia, has a distinctive green punk-rock hairstyle, two spikes under its chin and the ability to breathe through its genitals. Here are five significant events that happened since the last Earth Day:
We lost one rhino subspecies
The world’s last male northern white rhino died last month, leaving the future of the subspecies in doubt. He lived in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya surrounded by armed guards who protected him 24 hours a day.

Authorities Investigating Shooting Death of Man in Bell

They have not publicly identified the victim. Anyone with information can call the Sheriff’s Department’s homicide bureau at 323-890-5500. (Credit: Loudlabs/KTLA)
The incident happened around 10:46 p.m. Footage from the scene shows several businesses with security cameras in the area. The Bell Police Department responded to a call about a gunshot victim, the statement said. 33.977514
-118.187016 Saturday on the 5000 block of Gage Avenue, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Authorities said they had no information about a motive or a suspect. Police respond to a call about a gunshot victim in the 5000 block of Gage Avenue in Bell on April 22, 2018. Those who wish to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers by calling 800-222-TIPS (8477), using the mobile app “P3 Tips” or visiting Upon arrival, the officers found a man who was shot in his lower body. Please enable Javascript to watch this video
Authorities on Sunday were investigating the shooting death of a man in Bell. The Sheriff’s Department said the victim was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Homicide detectives with the agency were assisting Bell police in the investigation.

‘No Doubt He Saved Many Lives’: Man Hailed as Hero After Charging at Nashville Waffle House Shooter

“He was a hero … had that guy had a chance to reload his weapon, there was plenty more people in that restaurant.”


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4 Killed at Tennessee Waffle House as Police Search for Seminude Suspect
Tennessee Waffle House Shooter Once Arrested by Secret Service for Trespassing Near White House At that point, the shots had stopped,” Metro Nashville police spokesman Don Aaron said. That heroic act by a customer saved countless lives at a Nashville-area Waffle House, where a seminude gunman killed four people early Sunday morning. attends a press conference on April 22, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. bolted toward the restrooms once he heard the gunshots. At that point, the gunman then fled.”
Shaw suffered minor injuries in the melee, including cuts and an injured elbow. “So he decided to rush the gunman, actually wrestled that assault rifle away, tossed it over the counter. is seen in an image obtained by CNN after he disarmed a shooter at an Antioch, Tennessee Waffle House on April 22, 2018. James Shaw Jr. Witness Chuck Cordero saw everything unfold from outside the Waffle House’s famously wide windows. And the moment the shooter paused, police said, Shaw decided to rush him. (Credit: Jason Davis/Getty Images)
“He is the hero here, and no doubt he saved many lives by wrestling the gun away and then tossing it over the counter and prompting the (gun)man to leave,” the police spokesman said. As he ran away, “I looked back and there was a gentleman wrestling with the gunman,” Cordero told CNN affiliate WSMV. “He saw the gunman looking at his rifle. James Shaw Jr. James Shaw Jr. But he didn’t lose sight of the gunman.

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LAPD Raises Funds for Family of Tarzana Teen Killed in Crash

Somebody had stolen Sebastian’s bike at a mall in February, and after his death, his mother asked for the public’s help finding it. She also repeated her plea for the return of the bike that belonged to her son, who had dreams of riding professionally. “I had to take lots of deep breath to control my emotion while talking to Sebastian’s mother,” Dao wrote in a Facebook post announcing the event. LAPD Officer Duke Dao, who has been working on finding the bike, organized the fundraiser at Fallbrook Car Wash on 22736 Victory Blvd. 34.185865
-118.622620 “He really loved that bike,” she said. Besides helping the boy’s family, LAPD wanted to raise awareness for road safety. Sebastian Montero is seen in an undated photo provided by his family. His friends, including members of both programs, volunteered at the car wash. “I grew up in Canoga Park riding my bicycle everywhere in the community.”
Sebastian was a cadet at LAPD’s West Valley Division and an ROTC  student at Reseda High School. in Woodland Hills. Related StoryMother of Tarzana Teen Killed in Crash Run Hopes to Find His Stolen Bicycle

“It will be part of him, a little part of him to feel a little bit better that we have something left from him,” Alma Montero told KTLA on Tuesday. The bike, an Engine 11 Sprinter, remained missing on Sunday. Alma Montero thanked the agency at the fundraiser. Sebastian Montero, 15, was riding a friend’s bicycle on April 1 when a car fatally struck him in Woodland Hills. Please enable Javascript to watch this video
The Los Angeles Police Department organized a fundraiser on Sunday for the family of a Tarzana teenager killed in an accident on Easter Sunday.

2 People Arrested After Hiding Body of Man, Who Died of Overdose, in Closet of Utah Home

State St., where they had been staying, unbeknownst to the business. He also told the relative that he had contacted someone who goes by the name “Cupcake,” who has a “clean-up crew,” to dispose of the man’s body and any evidence. Police have arrested two people after a man was found dead in the closet of a Provo, Utah home, KTLA sister station KSTU reported on Friday. Utah County documents state Juggert called a relative and said the man had overdosed on April 7 and that he was scared to report it because they had been using drugs and he was trying to regain custody of his son. Before that could happen, Juggert found out his roommate’s father was coming to the house. Police found the man’s body while searching a CastleBrook Condos unit on April 13. Mace wouldn’t let the officers in but showed them video of the room on her phone which accidentally revealed Juggert hiding in the bathroom. Mary Loueze Mace is seen in a booking photo provided by the Provo Police Department on April 20, 2018. Investigators said 20-year-old Dallas Joe Juggert and 20-year-old Mary Loueze Mace are believed to have stowed the dead man there. At the room, officers spoke with Mace, who gave them a false name and told them she was alone. Police said the pair panicked and ran, leaving the man’s body in the closet. That’s where police discovered it before Mace and Juggert could return. Officers found Mace and Juggert April 19 at the Valley Inn Motel at 1425 S. Investigators also found meth paraphernalia and marijuana in the room. Juggert had a copy of the room key from a previous stay. Dallas Joe Juggert is seen in a booking photo provided by the Provo Police Department on April 20, 2018. Officers asked her to prove no one else was there. Officers arrested the pair for desecration of a body, obstruction of justice and drug possession.

Sunday”Gayle on the Go!”, Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

Enjoy a full day of live music and tour the facility of historical, vintage and customized audio gear of jukeboxes, speakers, pre-amps, analog tape machines and record players. Rare sightings of a small pod of Gray Whales. -0-
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There’s something special happening in the Port of Los Angeles. For record lovers, it’s a day of exclusive releases, special sales, and live music. -0-
Record Store Day 2018
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Amoeba Hollywood is one of hundreds of independently owned music stores around the world celebrating music and the unique place record stores have in their local communities and the world. The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books features celebrities, famous authors, music, film, comic books, cooking demonstrations and more. What are you doing today? (Some of these events are FREE!)
Free Admission! We can tour an estate of architectural significance that has been completely renovated by prominent designers using the latest color trends, concepts, products and technology. They say this is a big deal because Gray Whales do not usually feed during migration, but they say it appears this is a nutrient rich area at the moment. Please enable Javascript to watch this video
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The largest book festival in the country is happening on the campus of the University of Southern California. Well, here are some Sunday “Gayle on the Go!” suggestions! -0-
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1071 South La Brea Avenue
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In Los Angeles, there’s a NEW Habitat for Humanity ReStore, a nonprofit home improvement thrift store and donation center that sells new and gently used furniture, appliances, home accessories, building materials and more at a fraction of the retail price. History of Recorded Sound
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If you’ve ever wanted to see how records are made, learn more about the history of audio technology, hear great music, connect with local musicians, and experience a rare live direct-to-disc recording on a historic 1940s Scully lathe, then you’ll want to stop by the History of Recorded Sound in Culver City. The success of the annual fundraising tours provides resources to support community music and arts programs. Don’t forget you can always post your information on the KTLA Community Calendar. Gayle Anderson, KTLA 5 News. All proceeds from the ReStore sales are used for Habitat for Humanity’s home building programs for low income families and veterans. To see for yourself, schedule a tour at
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Authorities Searching for Man Who Walked Away From L.A. Reentry Program

27, 2013. Anyone with information is urge to contact law enforcement or call 911. The department dispatched agents Saturday afternoon to look for Tarin, who had taken off his electronic monitoring device. According to CDCR, the program lets eligible state inmates to serve the end of their sentences in a reentry center, which offers programs to aid transition from custody to the community. 34.052234
-118.243685 A man remained on the loose Sunday after walking away from a reentry program facility in Los Angeles the previous day, officials said. He also appears to have several tattoos on his face in a booking photo released by CDCR. Richard Tarin is seen in a booking photo provided by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation on April 22, 2018. Tarin, 30, was serving a five-year, eight-month sentence for driving under the influence of alcohol and “causing great bodily injury,” according to a statement from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Richard T. He was transferred from the California Men’s Colony in San Luis Obispo to the Male Community Reentry Program on April 3. Authorities described Tarin as 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing 178 pounds. He was set to be released to parole supervision in November. The agency said it received Tarin from Los Angeles County on Nov.

Tennessee Waffle House Shooter Once Arrested by Secret Service for Trespassing Near White House

Nashville police are asking residents to lock their doors and stay alert as they continue to search for the gunman. The shooting ended when a patron was able to wrestle the weapon away from the gunman, who then ran away. One of those weapons was the AR-15 used in Sunday’s Waffle House shooting, which killed four people, according to the Metropolitan Nashville Police. Travis Reinking is seen in an image provided by the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department on April 22, 2018. Reinking moved to Nashville in 2017 and worked in construction, police said. Shortly after the interview, authorities revoked Reinking’s firearm authorization and seized four weapons. He had been fired from one job in April and began another construction job on Monday, but didn’t show up for work Tuesday. Shortly after his release, Reinking was interviewed by the FBI in Illinois, where he lived at the time. Related stories

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Police later returned the seized weapons to Reinking’s father, who gave them back to his son, police said. In July 2017, Travis Reinking was charged with unlawful entry after crossing an exterior security barrier near the White House, the Secret Service said in a statement. Some witnesses suffered cuts on their faces from shattered windows. Nashville police spokesman Don Aaron said the gunman then went inside the restaurant and continued firing. Authorities said Sunday that they were drafting murder warrants against Reinking. After sitting in the truck for a few minutes, the gunman came out wielding an “assault-type rifle” and fatally shot two people outside the Waffle House, police said. On Sunday, police said a gunman arrived at Waffle House in a vehicle registered to Reinking. Two more victims inside the restaurant were fatally shot. The man suspected of killing four people at a Waffle House in Nashville on Sunday was previously arrested by the US Secret Service for trespassing and being in a restricted area near the White House, authorities said.

DOJ Inspector General Sends Findings on Ex-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe to U.S. Attorney’s Office for Possible Crimes

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A McCabe spokesperson, the Justice Department and US attorney’s office all declined to comment. The disclosure to the Journal was made “in a manner designed to advance his personal interests at the expense of department leadership,” the report said. The IG had found that McCabe “lacked candor” on four occasions when discussing the disclosure of information for a Wall Street Journal article about the FBI’s Clinton Foundation investigation, according to a copy of the report obtained by CNN. The findings formed the basis of McCabe’s firing last month by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. In addition, the inspector general determined that McCabe was not authorized to disclose the existence of the investigation because it was not within the department’s “public interest” exception for disclosing ongoing investigations. Andrew McCabe speaks during a press conference at the US Department of Justice in Washington, DC, on July 13, 2017. The Justice Department’s inspector general has sent a criminal referral regarding former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe to the US attorney’s office in Washington, according to a source familiar with the matter. 38.907192

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Ex-Buena Park School Board President Sentenced to Year in Jail for Possessing, Distributing Child Porn of Minors, Infants

The photos and video seized from his Buena Park home included images of prepubescent minors and infants, officials said. Chambers was elected to the school board in 2010, and was with the school district for the eight years before that, according to the Orange County Register. Dennis Brian Chambers is seen in a photo released by the Fontana Police Department. Chambers was also ordered to register as a sex offender. The former president of the Buena Park School District School Board has been sentenced to a year in jail and three years probation for possessing and disturbing more than 600 photos and videos of child pornography, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday. Chambers allegedly trafficked the porn in Fontana. On Wednesday, Dennis Brian Chambers, 51, pleaded guilty to charges stemming from his arrest last year. His four-year term was set to expire this year. 33.867404

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Garcetti Plans to Ramp up Efforts in Street Repair, Safety in Proposed Budget

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Garcetti’s proposed $9.9-billion budget, to be released later Thursday, will be bolstered by a 5.6% increase in key revenues, such as property, sales and hotel bed taxes, according to city budget analysts. Mayor Touts New Speed Limits on 146 Miles of City Streets as Part of Push to Reduce Traffic Fatalities
New California Traffic-Related Laws Taking Effect in 2018 Include Marijuana Regulations, Vehicle Registration Fee Increase An undated photo shows Crane Boulevard in Mount Washington. The spending plan, which covers the fiscal year that starts July 1, also will see big increases in revenue from Airbnb and marijuana sales. Garcetti aides say those and other revenues will help expand an array of services, providing:
• $41 million for sidewalk repairs, up from $31 million this year
• $73 million for reconstruction of the city’s worst streets, up from $30 million this year
• $90 million for projects aimed at improving street safety, including new crosswalks, improved traffic signals and “curb extensions” — projects that extend
• sidewalk deeper into an intersection. Flush with revenue from a solid economy, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is planning to ramp up efforts to fix buckled sidewalks, rebuild the city’s most damaged roads and reduce the number of traffic deaths, according to budget materials prepared by his office. And it will rely on an influx of additional money from a state gas tax — $67 million over the coming year. The city had budgeted $78 million this year, according to mayoral aides.

Dick’s Sporting Goods Plans to Destroy Assault Rifles It Pulled Off Shelves

A sign with the company logo hangs above the entrance of a Dick’s Sporting Goods store on May 20, 2014 in Niles, Illinois. (Credit: cott Olson/Getty Images)
Now the nation’s largest sporting goods retailer is going to destroy those guns. Bean and Kroger (which sells guns through its Fred Meyer stores) both raised their minimum gun buying age to 21. “We don’t want to be a part of this story any longer,” he told CNN’s New Day back in February. 37.090240

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Bank of America Plans on Talking to Gun Manufacturing Clients in Effort to ‘Help End the Tragedy of Mass Shootings’ And he said the company was alarmed after learning that school shooter Nikolas Cruz had bought a gun at Dick’s, although not the AR-15-style rifle used in the Feb. It also removed items from its website that resembled assault-style rifles, “including nonlethal airsoft guns and toys.”
L.L. 14 massacre at Marjory Stoneman High School that killed 17 students and staff. Dick’s CEO Edward Stack said he and other company executives were moved by the Parkland school shooting survivor’s push for gun control measures. “We are destroying the firearms in accordance with federal guidelines and regulations.”

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A company spokesman wouldn’t say how the guns would be destroyed. 14 massacre. Around the same time, Walmart said it would also raise the age restriction for purchase of firearms and ammunition to 21. “We are in the process of destroying all firearms and accessories that are no longer for sale as a result of our February 28th policy change,” the company told CNN. Right after the mass shooting at a Florida high school earlier this year, Dick’s Sporting Goods decided to stop selling assault-style weapons at its stores. Dick’s was one of a number of retailers that made changes to their gun sales policy after the Feb.

San Diego Chipmaker Qualcomm Begins Layoffs as It Tries to Cut $1B in Costs

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Qualcomm, a leading provider of chips for mobile phones, did not specify the number of employees being let go but said the cuts included permanent and temporary workers. 32.783112

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