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Saturday “Gayle on the Go!” , Saturday, January 14th, 2017

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Baby & Kids Experience
OC Fair & Event Center
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa
714 708 1500
And, THE BABY & KIDS EXPERIENCE returns to the OC Fair & Event Center with special exhibits from Pretend City Children’s Museum and the Children’s Museum at La Habra. -0-
6th Annual UCT Winter Hockey Festival
Ice Station Valencia
27745 Smyth Drive
661 775 8686
Another winter happening is the UCT Winter Hockey Festival. Here are some “Gayle on the Go!” Saturday Happenings! and Canadian athletes will be on the ice at The Ice Station Valenicia this weekend competing in the special hockey competitions. @ 11am
The Reef / LA Mart
1933 South Broadway
Los Angeles
It’s the 26th year of production for PHOTO L.A., the longest running art fair west of New York City. The experts at the Aquarium of the Pacific and Harbor Breeze Cruises in Long report seeing Gray whales and Orcas. ART SHOW
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa Street
West Hall
Downtown Los Angeles

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It’s Saturday! The deadline for your information is EVERY Tuesday 5pm. Manly Short Film Showcase
Raleigh Studios
5300 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles
The films of writer / director Alcee Walker and writer / director Satie Gossett can we seen at the 23rd Annual African American Film Marketplace & S.E. -0-
dineL.A. Don’t forget you can always post your information on the KTLA Community Calendar. Art Show is calling West Hall at the Los Angeles Convention home. -0- More than three-hundred restaurants are participating in the 15-day dining event, offering special prices for lunch and dinner. We can supplement our whale watching trip with a visit to the Aquarium of the Pacific , where the exhibit “WHALES: VOICES IN THE SEA” teaches us how Gray whales, and other marine life, communicate with each other as they migrate as well as the environmental threats facing these magnificent creatures. At this The Reef – LA Mart photographic festival you will find both traditional and contemporary work from around the globe. Enjoy! Here’s the link:
Celebrate Saturday! Hundreds of U.S. from Matteson, Illinois shows us what it takes for competitors to win the Guitar Center’s Annual Drum Off. PLEASE SEND YOUR INFORMATION TO: Please be sure to provide video with your request. We’re into the second weekend of the New YEAR! Their cinematic work is among 60 short films from more than 50 filmmakers playing their weekend at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood. Restaurant Week
15 Day Dining Event
More than 300 Restaurants
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Photo L.A. in downtown Los Angeles. -0-
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23rd African American Film Marketplace & S.E. This art extravaganza features artwork from 90 leading galleries representing more than 18-countries. The highly anticipated drum competition rocks The Novo at L.A. -0-
Guitar Center’s 28th Annual Drum Off @ 7pm
The Novo at L.A. Gayle Anderson, KTLA 5 News. -0-
Gray Whale Migration
Harbor Breeze Cruises
Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach
562 432 4900
Winter is whale watching season off the California coast. Live
800 West Olympic Boulevard, Suite A 335
Los Angeles
Tony Taylor Jr. Manly Short Film Showcase. Take a look at the extensive list of activities and entertainment planned for youngsters this weekend at the website:

Uber Driver Killed, Passenger Critically injured in 2 Car Hit-And-Run-Crash in South Los Angeles

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The fatal crash happened about 3:40 a.m. An Uber driver was killed in an early morning crash in South Los Angeles on Jan. Check back for updates on this developing story. The Uber driver was pronounced dead at the scene, while the Uber passenger was taken to a local hospital in critical condition, the LAFD reported. Boulevard, the Los Angeles Fire Department reported. Please enable Javascript to watch this video

An Uber driver was killed, and a passenger was critically injured, when two cars crashed early Saturday in South Los Angeles, a fire official reported. 14, 2017. 34.011064
-118.317906 at Arlington Avenue and West Martin Luther King Jr.  No other information was immediately available. The driver of the second vehicle — a silver Infiniti — involved in the deadly crash fled the scene, the LAFD said. KTLA’s Geoff Peters contributed to this story.

Police Arrest Suspected Planner in July Terror Attack on Bangladesh Cafe That Killed 23 People

Counterterrorism forces have arrested a man suspected of being a key planner of last year’s terror attack on a cafe in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a top police official said Saturday. Alam is alleged to be a highly ranked leader of a group called Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh, or JMB, a local terror group that authorities accuse of being responsible for the attack, though ISIS also claimed responsibility. Two other men thought to be main organizers behind the attack were killed last year. Though Bangladesh has dealt with terror attacks in the past, with secular bloggers, Hindu priests and others killed in cold blood, the July 1 cafe attack was of a much larger scale. Two police officers and 21 captives were killed in July when armed gunmen stormed an upscale cafe and took hostages. The assailants appeared to be “normal, regular guys,” and their target was the Holey Artisan Bakery in the city’s Gulshan district, one of Dhaka’s most affluent neighborhoods and a diplomatic enclave. JMB is a Sunni Muslim extremist group that has pledged its allegiance to ISIS. Bangladeshi-Canadian Tamim Ahmed Chowdhury was killed in August, and Abdur Rahman died in October after jumping off a fifth-floor balcony while trying to escape police. Another alleged attack planner, Nurul Islam Marzan, was killed in a shootout with police a week ago. It aims to transform Bangladesh into an Islamic state based on Sharia law. 23.810332
90.412518 An injured Bangladeshi policeman being assisted after a grenade attack at a restaurant nearby in the early hours of July 2, 2016 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is said to have been involved in the planning of attacks on Hindu and Christian priests in recent years. (Credit: Mahmud Hossain Opu/Getty Images)
Jahangir Alam, 32, was apprehended Friday night in the Tangail district, about 100 kilometers (62 miles) northwest of Dhaka, Shahidul Hoque, inspector general of the Bangladesh police, told CNN.

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Rocket Prepares for Blast Off Saturday at California Base

If successful, Falcon 9 will be the first undertaking for SpaceX, since Sept. 14 at 9:54 a.m. (Credit: NASA TV)
The launch window for the Iridium-1 Mission opens on Jan. The rocket — part of a private company space race spearheaded by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, — will attempt to take 10 commercial satellites into space for the voice and data company Iridium. “Iridium NEXT will replace the world’s largest commercial satellite network of low-Earth orbit satellites in what will be one of the largest ‘tech upgrades in history,’ the company said in recent release. Falcon 9 was initially scheduled to launch Monday this week, but flight plans were canceled because of high winds and rain. PST or 5:54 p.m. 1, 2015 when its rocket exploded on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, Florida. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket is set to take off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Saturday, the company website said. Seventy Iridium NEXT satellites are scheduled to be deployed by early 2018. SpaceX launched a two-stage Falcon 9 rocket on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, carrying an uncrewed cargo spacecraft called Dragon on a flight from Cape Canaveral, Florida, to the International Space Station. The aim of the Iridium mission is to provide “real time connections between people, organizations and assets to and from anywhere,” the company states on its website. Earlier this month, a probe into the cause of the blast concluded a failed pressure vessel in a liquid oxygen tank was to blame for the failure. The rocket, was carrying a satellite to be used by Facebook (FB, Tech30) to bring internet access to Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. 34.742027
-120.572440 UTC. The Iridium NEXT satellites delivered to low-Earth orbit are designed to increase the company’s speed and bandwidth. The satellite, called Amos 6, was owned by Israeli company Spacecom. No one was injured in the explosion. Facebook is in a partnership with French satellite firm Eutelsat Communications.

Authorities, Family Search for Tarzana Woman Who Disappeared From Goodwill Parking Lot in Reseda

There’s no way.”
Maricela is described as being 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weighing around 120 pounds. “I’m really terrified. When she tried calling Maricela, her phone was dead, Sarah said. Officers who investigated the scene found no signs of a struggle, according to Los Angeles Police Lt. Thursday when she was browsing the store on Sherman Way with her younger sister and friends, according to her sister Sarah Garcia. “She doesn’t just wander off by herself.”
“She would never leave me alone,” Sarah added. Tarzana resident Maricela Garcia was last seen around 7 p.m. 34.201993
-118.530283 “I stood in the rain by her car for like — I don’t even know, I lost track of time — probably 30 or 40 minutes, waiting for her, and she didn’t come back.”
Maricela’s purse and cigarettes were left in the car, while her keys, cell phone and ID were missing, Sarah said. 13, 2017. “So I was like, ‘OK, let’s not overreact,’ ” Sarah recalled. I don’t even know what to think,” Sarah said. “I see her every day,” Jones said. Anyone with information on her whereabouts can call LAPD at 213-996-1800. She was last seen wearing a white top, dark jeans, a white beanie and black, high boots. Kiana Jones, a friend of the sisters, said it was still uncharacteristic for Maricela to disappear without warning. Please enable Javascript to watch this video

Police on Friday were searching for a 26-year-old woman whose family says she disappeared after leaving a Goodwill store in Reseda to smoke a cigarette. “It is odd that she walked away but we’re still investigating it, and what I’m saying is that there’s no evidence of foul play that we’ve determined at this time,” he said. Maricela Garcia is seen in an undated photo released by her family on Jan. “I’m her younger sister. “I have no idea.”
Maricela had told her she would be right back after stepping out for a cigarette, but that was the last Sarah has heard from her. Kirk Kelley.

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Friday the 13th and Full Moon Fall on Same Night This Month, Raising Superstitions

13, is not only Friday the 13th but also a full moon — an event known as a “wolf moon” — which has put those with superstitions on high alert. 13, 2017. Chris Wolfe reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Jan. Please enable Javascript to watch this video

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Authorities Search for Woman, Homeless Man Who Allegedly Kidnapped Her at Anaheim Motel

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A 33-year-old man who allegedly kidnapped a woman at an Anaheim motel after killing another man who attempted to protect her was still at large Friday, police said. 33.832452
-117.954878 13, 2017. Rick Chambers reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Jan.

For Millennials, Financial Security May Be Out of Reach, Research Suggests

Today, that figure has risen to $9,410.30. Its analysis of Federal Reserve data comparing 25- to 34-year-olds in 2013 and 1989 after adjusting for inflation confirms what many already suspected: The American dream has slipped out of reach for the country’s largest generation. Millennials are on shaky ground, struggling to gain the same financial security afforded to their parents, new data analysis suggests. For boomers in 1989, the average tuition at four-year public colleges was $3,454 in today’s dollars, the study found. Click here to read the full story on When baby boomers were young adults, their net worth was double that of today’s young people, who earn $10,000 less than their counterparts did in 1989, according to findings from advocacy group Young Invincibles. “Our findings show that we’re not seeing a ghost. It is harder to get ahead in America today,” principal investigator Tom Allison said. The report points to declining wages and student debt as key factors. 37.090240

After ‘Pretty Extraordinary’ Snowfall, Sierra Nevada Braces for Another Battering From Atmospheric River

The recent storm dropped large amounts of snow along Ski Run Boulevard in South Lake Tahoe. Everyone had at least 3 to 5 feet of snow, all in about a two-day period. The culprit was a moment in the middle of the week when the storm became warmer. (Credit: Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)
Some homes in northern Sierra communities have been left without power for more than a week because of this week’s blizzard, which locals say has been the worst in a decade. “We had over 10 feet of snow in portions of the community. And that’s a pretty extraordinary level of snow,” said Truckee Donner Public Utility District spokesman Steven Poncelet. Instead of causing nice, dry powder that comes with colder storms, this system dumped slushy, dripping, heavy snow, which locals call “Sierra cement.” 
Click here to read the full story on Across the Sierra Nevada Mountains this weekend, residents and officials are assessing the damage from a series of powerful storms before a new round from the atmospheric river arrives next week. 38.269212

Hemet Man Arrested in Connection With Shooting Death of His Sister: Police

Alfredo Esqueda is shown in a booking photo released Jan. A 26-year-old man was arrested Friday in connection with the death of his sister, who was shot in Hemet, authorities said. 9. on Jan. 33.751218
-116.966247 6 when a woman, later identified as 26-year-old Hemet resident Josefina Esqueda, was dropped off at Hemet Valley Medical Center unresponsive and suffering from gunshot wounds, according to a statement from Hemet Police. Detectives took Alfredo into custody Friday just after 10 a.m. He was being held at the Hemet Police Department. She reportedly died three days later on Jan. after locating him in the 16000 block of Maplegrove Street in La Puente, officials said. The individuals who had transported her there left the hospital before officers arrived, officials said. Another search warrant related to the case was subsequently at a home in the 16000 block of Holton Street in La Puente, authorities said, but they did not say what they were searching for or whether anything had been found. No further details were immediately available. After investigating, police determined the shooting had occurred at a home in the 300 block of north Franklin Street, according to the release. 13, 2017, by the Hemet Police Department. Josefina had been shot in the head and was immediately transferred to the Riverside University Health System Medical Center, where she was placed on life support, authorities said. After responding to the location and securing the scene, officers identified Josefina’s brother Alfredo Esqueda as the suspect, police said. Police became aware of the incident around 5:45 p.m.

Former Franklin High Football Coach Gets 36 Years in Prison for Sexually Abusing Players

Jaime Jimenez, 48, of Los Angeles, was a volunteer coach who assisted the full-time staff. Authorities said that Jimenez’s abuse of young football players at the Highland Park high school stretched as far back as 2002 and that he actively pursued boys from then until his arrest in early 2015. A former Franklin High School football coach was sentenced Friday to more than 36 years in state prison for sexually assaulting five boys. 34.115704
-118.198814 Former Franklin High football coach Jaime Jimenez is shown in a photo released by the Los Angeles Police Department. Click here to read the full story on In November, Jimenez pleaded no contest to two felony counts each of continuous sexual abuse of a child under 14 years old and lewd acts on a child 14 to 15 years old, and to one misdemeanor count of sexual battery. He was originally charged with 32 felony counts.

Temple City Man Accused of Killing Woman, Stabbing 4 Others Faces 7 Felony Charges

He was previously convicted in seven crimes over the past 17 years, prosecutors said: as an accessory after the fact in 1991, burglary in 1992, attempted first-degree burglary in 1996, unlawful driving or taking of a vehicle in 2001, prisoner in possession of a weapon in 2001, carrying a dirk or dagger in 2011 and false imprisonment by violence in 2014. 11 when Perales went to his ex-girlfriend’s home in El Monte, prosecutors said. Perales was later arrested by law enforcement at his home, the DA’s office said. (Credit: KTLA)
John Ralph Perales, 44, was charged with seven counts: one count of murder, three counts of attempted murder and three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. He was spending time there with Alarcon and another man when a dispute broke out, and Perales is accused of striking both Alarcon and the man with a wrench before stabbing them with a knife and fleeing the scene, prosecutors said. 34.068621

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Man Accused of Fatally Stabbing Temple City Woman With Sword ID’d
Woman Stabbed to Death With Samurai Sword by Intruder in Temple City The incident began in the early hours of Jan. Court records indicate he is currently being held on $6.21 million bail. The victim fought Perales off her, and her son, who came to her assistance, was also injured, officials said. A Temple City resident was hit with felony assault and murder charges Friday for allegedly killing a woman and stabbing three others over a span of ten-hours, officials said. The man was transported to a hospital for treatment of his injuries, but Alarcon died from her injuries, authorities said.  
If convicted as charged, Perales faces a maximum possible sentence of life in state prison. He spent some time there, then after his ex-girlfriend fell asleep, he crawled on top of her, woke her up and then stabbed her, according to the DA’s office. 11, 2017. The felony complaint also alleges he used a deadly weapon, a knife, in the crimes. Perales will be arraigned Feb. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials investigate after a woman was stabbed to death with a samurai sword in Temple City on Jan. Perales then allegedly fled the scene and eventually went to the home of Diane Alarcon in Temple City. 2 in the Pomona Branch of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, authorities said. The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the El Monte Police Department.

Texas Middle School Teacher Who Became Pregnant With Student’s Baby Sentenced to Prison

His parents indicated they were concerned about her losing the teaching job. The victim’s mother also said the age difference in their relationship was not an issue in her culture, according to KTRK. She admitted that the two had sex “on almost a daily basis,” police said after she turned herself in. Vera met the student when he took her English class during summer school back in 2015. Vera taught eighth grade English at Houston’s Stovall Middle School at the time of the alleged crime. By entering the guilty plea, she faced a lower minimum sentenced and could become eligible for parole in five years, TV station KTRK in Houston reported. She stated the two were in love, and that she had been introduced to the family as his girlfriend. (Credit: Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office)
Alexandria Vera, 24, pleaded guilty last November to a lesser charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child, according to KIAH. She surrendered to authorities last May after a warrant was issued for her arrest. Vera became pregnant in January 2016, but terminated the pregnancy after officials with Texas Child Protective Services unexpectedly showed up at the school the following month to question her about the relationship, according to court documents. During the trial, the teen victim wrote a letter to court expressing his love for Vera, KTRK reported. The parents were accepting of the relationship, even inviting her to family gatherings, according to the documents. According to court documents, the pair exchanged phone numbers in September and a sexual relationship eventually developed. After authorities learned the teen’s parents supported the relationship and pregnancy, the boy was placed in foster care, the station reported. Alexandria Vera, 24, is seen in a booking photo.  


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Texas Teacher Impregnated by 13-Year-Old Student She Had Sex With ‘on Almost Daily Basis’ Pleads Guilty: Report
Police: Texas Teacher Admits She Had Sex With Student, 13, ‘On Almost a Daily Basis,’ Became Pregnant With His Child A former middle school teacher in Texas who was impregnated by a 13-year-old student was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison, according to KTLA sister station KIAH in Houston.