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Delta Airlines Testing a Return to Free Meals in Coach

“Testing meals on Transcon flights is part of our commitment to be thoughtful about our offerings and make decisions based on customers’ needs,” said Allison Ausband, Delta’s senior vice president, in-flight service, said in a release Wednesday. Bankruptcy restructuring and low oil prices have helped boost airlines’ profits, allowing them to expand and increase their routes. Delta could be bringing back a major perk: Free meals in coach. In February, United started offering free snacks on flights within North America and Latin America. The free meal test started on November 1 and will run through December 15 on flights between New York City’s JFK and Los Angeles and San Francisco airports. ×
Delta Airlines Testing a Return to Free Meals in Coach

A file photo shows a Delta Airlines jet sitting on the tarmac at the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The Atlanta-based airline is testing free meals on some transcontinental flights to passengers sitting in the main cabin. That growth has led to increased competition in the industry to entice passengers into their seats. A file photo shows a Delta Airlines jet sitting on the tarmac at the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. It also brought back complimentary snacks on all its domestic flights earlier this year. Airlines have been bringing back free perks recently. Delta started offering all its passengers its entire suite of onboard entertainment at no charge this summer. American Airlines announced in August it would offer all passengers its in-flight entertainment for free. Delta said it would weigh the results of the test along with other factors on whether the free meals will become standard. The meal offerings vary by time of day. Morning fliers could be offered a honey maple breakfast sandwich or a breakfast medley, while afternoon travelers could dine on a mesquite-smoked turkey sandwich or whole grain veggie wrap. While the quality of inflight meals had long been a running joke, some flyers were upset when they disappeared from most domestic airlines.

Glassdoor Releases the 50 Best Companies to Work for in 2017

Facebook took second place, up from the fifth spot last year. Gallo Winery
Wegmans Food Markets

  If you’re unhappy with your job, you may want to consider applying to one of the 50 companies that made Glassdoor’s new “Best Places to Work” list. It’s been in the top five since Glassdoor started the report and it’s been number one three times. Here’s the full list of Glassdoor’s top 50 large U.S. The career website compiled the annual list based on employees who volunteered to anonymously submit a company review over a 12-month time frame. Bain & Company Inc. topped this year’s list. companies:

Bain & Company
Boston Consulting Group
World Wide Technology
Fast Enterprises
In-N-Out Burger
Power Home Remodeling
McKinsey & Company
Nestlé Purina PetCare
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Delta Air Lines
Memorial Sloan Kettering
Johnson & Johnson
Southwest Airlines
Keller Williams
Trader Joe’s
Costco Wholesale
FedEx Freight
BASF Corporation
Texas Instruments
Raising Cane’s
Mayo Clinic
Aegis Living
& J.

Long Beach Couple Seeks to Rebuild After Moving Truck With All Their Belongings Is Stolen

-118.193739 Ellina Abovian reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Dec. Alicia Shabra and Jared Pettinato have set up a GoFundMe page to raise money so they can replace essentials, such as clothes and work tools. 7, 2016. Please enable Javascript to watch this video

A Long Beach couple set to move to Portland when their U-Haul van filled with all their belongings and Honda Civic were stolen, forcing them to start from scratch.

West Covina Councilman Given 3 Years Probation for DUI Incident That Ended in Crash

Spence had been under the influence of methamphetamine at the time, according to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune. In addition to three years of probation, Spence must attend a three-month substance abuse program, 26 classes with Narcotics Anonymous or Methamphetamine Anonymous and a one-day Mothers Against Drunk Driving course, authorities said. Michael Spence, 50, was charged with one misdemeanor count of driving under the influence of a drug after crashing his car into a pole in Covina in June, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said. A restitution hearing is scheduled for Jan. Spence is a West Covina native and, in addition to serving on city council, was elected six times to the West Covina Unified School District Board of Education, according to the city’s website. 23, 2017 in West Covina. Related stories

West Covina Councilman Charged With DUI After Car Crash in Covina Michael Spence is shown in an undated photo on the City of West Covina’s website. A West Covina councilman has been ordered to serve three years of probation after he pleaded guilty Wednesday to driving under the influence, officials said.

‘La La Land’ Stars Take on Top Ten Complaints About Los Angeles

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Doug Kolk was live from the ‘La La Land’ premiere talking with the stars and attendees on the red carpet – discussing the top ten most common complaints of Los Angeles. This segment aired on the KTLA News at 10 on December 7th, 2016.

Trump Picks Climate Science Denier to Head EPA: Oklahoma’s Attorney General, Scott Pruitt

The selection of Pruitt comes amid uncertainty over where the Trump administration will stand on environmental issues. (Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
“Attorney General Pruitt has great qualifications and a good record as the AG of Oklahoma, and there were a number of qualified candidates for that particular position that the President-elect interviewed and he settled on Attorney General Pruitt and we’ll look forward to the confirmation hearing,” Kellyanne Conway told reporters Wednesday. Time and again, he has fought to pad the profits of big polluters at the expense of public health,” League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski said in a statement. Trump also met this week with former Vice President Al Gore, who for years has called global warming a threat to humanity. It’s a signal the Trump administration is intent on reversing President Barack Obama’s moves to curb climate change. “It was a sincere search for areas of common ground. The bulk of the time was with the President-elect, Donald Trump. The move elevates a fierce EPA critic — Pruitt had sued the agency over its regulations of power plants — to the position of EPA administrator. I had a meeting beforehand with Ivanka Trump. I found it an extremely interesting conversation, and to be continued, and I’m just going to leave it at that.”

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Trump Taps Iowa Gov. In point of fact, the vast majority of climate scientists say climate change is real and humans contribute to it. Pruitt is a prominent denier of climate science, writing in the National Review in May that “the debate is far from settled” over whether human activity has contributed to the warming of the earth. Before and during the campaign, Trump was a climate science denier — calling impact of human activity on global warming a hoax “created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. Incoming Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of New York said Pruitt “will have to answer many tough questions” in the nominating process. Schumer said Pruitt’s “reluctance to accept the facts or science on climate change couldn’t make him any more out of touch with the American people — and with reality.”
Liberal groups also assailed his selection, saying Pruitt would undermine efforts to regulate energy companies. He acknowledged in an interview with The New York Times that human activity has “some connectivity” to global warming, and has said clean water is important to him.  
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for Environmental Protection Agency administrator, his former campaign manager told reporters Wednesday. Terry Branstad for China Ambassador
Trump to Pick Another Retired General for Cabinet: John Kelly for Homeland Security Democrats and progressive groups quickly pledged to mount a fight against Pruitt’s nomination. 7, 2016, in New York City. Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt arrives at Trump Tower on Dec. “Scott Pruitt running the EPA is like the fox guarding the hen house. “I had a lengthy and very productive session with the President-elect,” Gore said afterward. manufacturing non-competitive.”
But after his victory, Trump changed his tone.

2 People Injured After Firefighters Extinguish Blaze at Sun Valley Home: LAFD

Two people suffered injuries from the flames, including a 28-year-old man with burns to 20 percent of his body, authorities said. Crews responded to a fire that broke out at a house in Sun Valley Wednesday afternoon, officials said. The blaze was confined to the one-story home’s garage and attic, according to LAFD. Firefighters were called to the residence on the 8300 block of Glencrest Drive around 3:50 p.m., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. Officials did not yet have details on the other person injured. 34.223192
-118.357834 By 4:25 p.m., the blaze had been extinguished, the department said. Firefighters found evidence of explosive damage that compromised the 66-year-old home prior to firefighters’ arrival, and electric wires were down from the power pole that connected to the house, the agency said.

‘You Had No Right to Take Any Life,’ Mother Says, Addressing Gunman Whose Stray Bullet Killed Her Teen Daughter in Lynwood

Danah Rojo-Rivas, 16, is pictured in a photo posted to a GoFundMe page. “You have no right to take any life.”
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$30,000 Reward to Be Offered for Information in Death of Girl Struck by Stray Bullet in Lynwood
Family Speaks Out After 16-Year-Old Girl Killed by Stray Bullet in Lynwood While Returning From Church
Girl, 16, Killed by Stray Bullet in Lynwood While Returning From Church With Family She was that little person that everybody loved. “I don’t know who you are; I don’t know your name. “This Monday should be a day of waking her up at 6 in the morning … “This Monday, I shouldn’t have to wake up to get ready for her funeral,” Danah’s mother, who did not want to be identified by name. She loved dogs and hoped to volunteer at a local animal shelter. Anyone with information is asked to call sheriff’s homicide Detective Adam Kirste or Detective Sgt. She pulled over, and her 18-year-old son Ethan, who had been in the front seat, pulled Danah onto the sidewalk, where she died. Robert Gray at 323-890-5500. Two weeks after she was killed, authorities on Wednesday announced a $30,000 reward in the investigation. The target abandoned a burgundy Saturn SUV at the scene; he has not been identified. Danah Rojo-Rivas is shown in a photo released by the Sheriff’s Department. … She addressed her daughter’s killer. 7, 2016. Danah Rojo-Rivas’ mother and brother are seen at sheriff’s news conference on Dec. 23, the day before Thanksgiving. Please enable Javascript to watch this video

The mother and brother of a 16-year-old girl stood tearfully with investigators and elected officials Wednesday to ask the public for help finding the gunman who killed the teen in a hail of gunfire intended for another target. She wanted to be a lawyer. But you had no right to take any life — not just my daughter’s life, which is the one that’s hurting me and my whole family,” she said. Danah’s mother’s tried to drive away from the gunfire, driving south on Long Beach Boulevard, before she realized her daughter had been struck, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release. Her smile was catching everybody’s love since she was a baby,” her mother said. Danah was a softball player at Gardena High School but voluntarily quit playing to get an after-school job to help support the family, her mother said. The intended target got out of the SUV and ran through stopped traffic, while the gunman fired at him. “We had this bond that everybody could see. The shooting, believed to be gang-related, occurred after an SUV being chased by another vehicle got caught at a traffic light at Euclid Avenue and Long Beach Boulevard. Nov. My daughter was a little bright light everywhere she went. To make the family’s grief worse, Danah’s dog, Luna, ran out of the car, darted across the street and was killed by a passing car, the release said. At the reward announcement, held at Lynwood City Hall, Danah’s mother wore sunglasses as she spoke, crying. (Credit: LASD)
Danah Rojo-Rivas was in the back seat of her mother’s car in Lynwood, returning from a church event, when a bullet struck her in the back. The shooting occurred about 9:30 p.m. so she can go to school.”
The Board of Supervisors has offered a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the killer or killers, and two local businesses — Che Hill Real Estate and CLJ Realty — have added $5,000 each.

Trump Picks Former CEO of WWE to Run Small Business Administration

— Linda McMahon (@Linda_McMahon) December 7, 2016

She wasn’t always a fan. She stepped down from her duties at WWE in 2009 and ran two failed bids for the Senate in 2010 and 2012. (Credit: Drew Angerer / Getty Images)
“Linda has a tremendous background and is widely recognized as one of the country’s top female executives advising businesses around the globe,” Trump said in a statement. 30, 2016. “He’s an incredibly loyal, loyal friend.”

-77.036871 She’s donated $6 million in August and September to Rebuilding America Now, a super PAC that supported Trump’s presidential bid. “Once you’re his friend, he is loyal to the end,” she said. Linda McMahon, former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), speaks to reporters at Trump Tower in New York City on Nov. I realize he punches hard when he punches back, but that’s just over the top.”
But after the primaries, McMahon told the Associated Press that even though Trump wasn’t her first choice for the nomination, she became a strong supporter of the business mogul. She tweeted on Wednesday, “Honored to be appointed by President-Elect @realDonaldTrump to serve as head of @SBAgov advocating for our small businesses & entrepreneurs!”

Honored to be appointed by President-Elect @realDonaldTrump to serve as head of @SBAgov advocating for our small businesses & entrepreneurs! “She helped grow WWE from a modest 13-person operation to a publicly traded global enterprise with more than 800 employees in offices worldwide.”
He continued, “Linda is going to be a phenomenal leader and champion for small businesses and unleash America’s entrepreneurial spirit all across the country.”
McMahon is the co-founder of the professional wrestling franchise WWE along with her husband, Vince McMahon, and twice a former Republican Senate candidate from Connecticut. President-elect Donald Trump picked Linda McMahon, former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, to serve as the administrator of the Small Business Administration, his transition announced Wednesday. During the Republican primary, she told Yahoo’s Katie Couric that she was offended by Trump’s comments about women, calling them “deplorable.”
“He’s not helping, certainly, to put women in the best light,” McMahon said. “Maybe he regrets them, maybe he doesn’t.

Accused Serial Killer Speaks Out in Santa Ana Courtroom During Trial

 Courtney Friel reports from Santa Ana for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Dec. Serial Killers Steven Gordon, a registered sex offender who is one of two men charged with four counts of special-circumstance murder in the deaths of four women, spoke out during his trial on Wednesday. 33.745573

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For only the second time in Orange County history, a capitol murder suspect is defending himself in court. 7, 2016.

L.A. Plans Crackdown on Unsafe Warehouses in Wake of Oakland Tragedy

“What we’re trying to do in the filing in the 931 Pico case and convening this meeting is to avoid a tragedy here.”
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L.A. Mike Feuer said in an interview that Los Angeles needs to address its housing shortage and crack down on illegal and unmaintained residences. Feuer, the fire chief and superintendent of the city’s building and safety department will meet to discuss an “aggressive response” to commercial spaces that have been converted into apartments or lofts, he said. Debris inside a warehouse where a fire killed at least 24 people during a club-style party. 34.052234

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Deadly ‘Ghost Ship’ Warehouse Fire Prompts Safety Concerns for Similar Buildings in L.A. Using a mixed-use building at 931 E. Plans Crackdown on Unsafe Warehouses in Wake of Oakland Tragedy

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Death Toll From Oakland Warehouse Fire Climbs to 36; Criminal Investigation Team Examines Evidence Pico Blvd. “In the wake of the tragedy in Oakland, I think it’s especially important that we be vigilant,” Feuer said. (Credit: David Butow / Los Angeles Times)

In the wake of Oakland’s devastating warehouse fire that killed 36 people last week, Los Angeles city officials will meet next week to determine how to address the city’s own unpermitted housing issues, the city attorney’s office said. as an example of hazards tenants can face, City Atty.

World War II Veteran Who Survived Pearl Harbor Shares Memory of Attack on 75th Anniversary

Elizaeth Espinosa reports from San Pedro for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Dec. 7, 2016. 33.736062

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A 93-year-old veteran who survived the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor shared his memories from that day on Wednesday, exactly 75 years after the attack that thrust the United States into World War II took place.

IRS Warns Some Taxpayers’ Refunds Will Be Delayed in 2017

You can use the Where’s My Refund? #tax
— IRS (@IRSnews) December 6, 2016

Anyone who doesn’t claim the earned income or the additional child tax credit should get their refund within 21 days of their return being accepted by the IRS. tool and the IRS2Go phone app to check the status of your refund. “We want people to be aware of the change for their planning purposes during the holidays,” IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said. People who count on getting their tax refunds in January to pay off holiday shopping bills might not see their money until mid-February, or even later, according to KTLA sister station KDVR in Denver. 38.907192
-77.036871 15 at the earliest. “A new law requires the IRS to hold refunds until mid-February in 2017 for people claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit or the Additional Child Tax Credit,” the agency said in a statement. “In addition, new identity theft and refund fraud safeguards put in place by the IRS and the states may mean some tax returns and refunds face additional review.”

As Holidays Approach, #IRS Reminds Taxpayers of Refund Delays in 2017. “We don’t want anyone caught by surprise if they get their refund a few weeks later than in previous years.”
Many refunds will be delayed several weeks this year because of a new law and increased safeguards against identity theft and fraud, the agency announced this week. If you claim the earned income tax credit (a benefit for working people with low to moderate income) or the additional child tax credit (a refundable tax credit for parents), you won’t see your money until Feb.

Miss Quad on Her Proud Husband and Meeting at the Grocery Store

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Married to Medicine airs Sunday at 9 PM on Bravo and starting December 16th will air Fridays at 8 PM on Bravo. This segment aired on the KTLA Morning News, Wednesday, December 7, 2016.

Georgia Police Officer Fatally Shot, Second Officer in Critical Condition; Suspect Sought

Authorities have named Minquel Lembrick as a suspect in the shooting; Lembrick was being sought Wednesday afternoon, said Diane Brown with the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office. The slain cop served on the Americus police force, while the other works for the university. Both were shot while responding to a call about a domestic dispute, Miles said. ×
Georgia Police Officer Fatally Shot, Second Officer in Critical Condition; Suspect Sought

The suspect has been identified as Minguel Kennedy Lembrick, seen here in this photo released by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. The suspect has been identified as Minguel Kennedy Lembrick, seen here in this photo released by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. The shooting took place in the small city of Americus. “Please secure all doors and windows (any additional actions such as shut down HVAC, turn off lights, move to unobservable part of the room, get on the floor, away from doors) and await further instructions or contact by first responders,” reads a notice on the university’s website. A police officer was fatally shot and another was wounded Wednesday at an apartment complex in western Georgia, prompting a hunt for a suspect and causing nearby Georgia Southwestern State University to tell students to take shelter. 32.072386
-84.232688 The second officer was in critical condition after the shooting, Georgia Bureau of Investigation representative Nelly Miles said. Georgia Southwestern State, a school that has about 3,000 students, told its campus community to shelter in place Wednesday morning because of the shooting. Americus is some 138 miles south of Atlanta and is near Plains, the birthplace of former President Jimmy Carter.