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Driver of Minivan That Killed Man Waiting at Burbank Bus Stop Was Stabbed Before Crash: Police

Anyone with information about the crash can call Burbank Police at 818-238-3210. He has not been arrested. A minivan struck and killed a pedestrian that was standing at a bus stop on Dec. (Credit: KTLA)

The driver of a minivan that struck and killed a man who was standing at a Burbank bus stop Friday night had been stabbed before the crash, police revealed Saturday. The victim, identified as Rodolfo Tan, 52, was extricated and taken to a hospital, where he died, police said in a news release Saturday. 34.180839
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Minivan Crashes Into Bench at Burbank Bus Stop, Killing Pedestrian The man is in critical condition Saturday and authorities have not been able to speak to him. Investigators, however, have spoken to the driver’s family and are working to determine how, when and why the man was stabbed, police said. (Credit: KTLA)

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Driver of Minivan That Killed Man Waiting at Burbank Bus Stop Was Stabbed Before Crash: Police

A minivan struck and killed a pedestrian that was standing at a bus stop on Dec. The crash occurred about 5:40 p.m. 9, 2016. The driver of the minivan, who has only been identified as a 33-year-old Glendale man, was treated at the scene and taken to the hospital. when a minivan veered off Olive Avenue, jumped the curb and drove down the sidewalk, causing a 52-year-old man to become wedged under the vehicle, Burbank Police officials said. Investigators discovered that the driver had been stabbed in the chest before the crash and was driving at a high-rate of speed when he sideswiped a parked vehicle, crossed the opposite lanes of traffic and crashed into a bus bench. 9, 2016.

Stanford University Band Suspended for ‘Systemic Cultural Problem’

“We feel there is a total lack of accountability and responsibility in the current organization.”
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-122.170233 “We do not feel that the current leadership or membership is capable of creating the necessary cultural change,” the panel said. (Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
The punishment requires the band to stop all activities, both on and off campus. Students who flout the order could be disciplined individually. The notoriously irreverent Stanford band will be suspended through next spring after administrators found “a systemic cultural problem” in the student group that has “not been taken seriously by the band or its leadership.”
The Stanford band performs during halftime in a game against USC in Palo Alto in 2004. “Nothing more will be accomplished without extreme consequences,” a Stanford Organization Conduct Board panel concluded, finding that the band has failed to reform even after a probation period of more than a year.

Samsung to Release Software Update That Prevents Galaxy Note 7 Smartphones From Charging

Now the company is working to retrieve all remaining phones. Several Samsung Galaxy Note 7's lay on a counter in plastic bags after they were returned to a Best Buy on September 15, 2016 in Orem, Utah. have been returned as part of the recall, according to Samsung. 37.338208
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Samsung Representatives Help Passengers With Galaxy Note 7 Recall at LAX
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Banned From All U.S. Samsung announced a similar tactic this week for customers in Canada. Samsung will release a software update starting on December 19 that prevents all remaining Galaxy Note 7 smartphones from charging. Verizon said Friday that it will not push the update to customers “because of the added risk this could pose to Galaxy Note7 users that to do not have another device to switch to.”
The drastic move comes three months after Samsung issued a global recall of the Note 7 smartphone due to a battery problem that caused some devices to catch fire while charging. Samsung permanently halted sales of the phone in October. Flights, FAA Says
Samsung Offers Galaxy Note 7 Owners $100 Incentive to Trade in Device (Credit: George Frey/Getty Images)

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Samsung to Release Software Update That Prevents Galaxy Note 7 Smartphones From Charging

Several Samsung Galaxy Note 7's lay on a counter in plastic bags after they were returned to a Best Buy on September 15, 2016 in Orem, Utah. It will soon roll out an update that limits the ability to charge the device and prevents it from connecting to mobile networks and Wi-Fi. So far, 93% of Note 7 devices in the U.S. (Credit: George Frey/Getty Images)

If for some reason you really don’t want to stop using your Samsung Galaxy Note 7, you’ll soon be out of luck. Not all carriers have agreed to participate in the software update, however. The software update will “eliminate their ability to work as mobile devices,” Samsung said in a statement Friday. Those who still have Note 7 phones will continue to receive reminders about the new software update until they accept it, according to a source close to Samsung.

$340-Million Turf Rebate Program Plagued by Poor Planning, Oversight: Audit

Click here to read the full story on LATimes.com. (Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

The Metropolitan Water District’s massive $340-million turf rebate program — which helped thousands of Southern Californians rip out their lawns in favor of drought-tolerant landscaping — was plagued by poor planning and oversight by the agency, a new audit found. The findings represent perhaps the most scrupulous examination of the popular but costly lawn removal program, which was designed to help urban Californians sharply reduce their outdoor water use during the drought. (Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

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$340-Million Turf Rebate Program Plagued by Poor Planning, Oversight: Audit

A crew helps with turf removal and replacement at a Pacific Palisades home. 34.052234
-118.243685 A crew helps with turf removal and replacement at a Pacific Palisades home. But the audit found that the MWD did a “less than satisfactory” job administrating the program due to “inadequate planning, execution, and follow-up.”
As a result, MWD auditors concluded that the agency may have overpaid a contractor tasked with inspecting turf replacements, and that the contractor also may have failed to perform some critical inspections it was required to carry out. The rebate program was a key element of California’s drought response, and officials say it helped residents conserve water.

Saturday “GAYLE ON THE GO!”, Saturday, December 10th, 2016

Santa will be onboard to visit with everyone. If you want to get your hands on a raffle ticket and chance to win the “GIVING TREE” or any of the 19-other special Christmas trees, check the website: http://www.habitativ.org/christmastreelane or call 951 296 3362. Gayle Anderson, KTLA 5 News! The Christmas pie choices are Chef Daniel’s Apple Crumble, Chef John’s Pumpkin, and Chef Derbeh’s Fruitcake. Ho! We can make our donations at ant of the five Flair Cleaners locations from Burbank to Redondo Beach to Studio City to Santa Monica and Valencia now until December 31st. The CHRISTMAS TREE LANE Raffle, now through December 12th at the Promenade Temecula, gives a chance to take one of these home for the price of a one dollar raffle ticket. Ho! Donations will benefit the Los Angeles Mission, MEND, and Helping Hands for the Blind. Departures are at 10:00 and 2:00. Both young and old learn about the Pixar filmmaking process and explore the science and technology behind some of Pixar’s most important animated films and characters. Project Angel Food is partnering with Lyft and Postmates , who together with Project Angel Food’s drivers will provide free delivery on orders of 5 or more. Attractions include Santa’s house and child play centers, as well as the “Silver Bells Ice Skating Pond” and the “Magic Tree Bouldering Room” where children can climb. -0-
Flair Cleaners Annual Holiday Clothing & Shoe Drive
Five Flair Cleaners Locations: Burbank, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Studio City, & Valencia
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Flair Cleaners continues its community tradition of collecting our gently used and new clothing and shoes for its annual holiday clothing and shoe drive. -0-
SkyPark @ Santa’s Village
28950 CA-18
Skyforest
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Celebrate Saturday! PLEASE SEND YOUR INFORMATION TO: Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com Please be sure to provide video with your request. For information check the website: skyparksantasvillage.com
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Project Angel Food Fresh Fundraising Pies
Project Angel Food
922 Vine Street
Los Angeles
323 845 1800
angelfood.org
Time is running out to get your hands on one of Project Angel Food fresh holiday pies, made on the premises, available for your holiday meals and parties. The deadline for your information is EVERY Tuesday 5pm. Toy expert Chris Byrne says there is something for everyone and everything from low tech to high tech. Here’s the link: http://ktla.com/community
-0-0-0- Every weekend, now through December 18th from 10am to 6pm, we can find one of a kind treasures produced by more than one-hundred of Laguna Beach’s finest artists. Please enable Javascript to watch this video

Winter Fantasy
Sawdust Art & Craft Festival
935 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach
sawdustartfestival.org
Christmas is in the air everywhere, including Laguna Beach, home to the WINTER FANTASY at the SAWDUST ART & CRAFT FESTIVAL. For pick-up and delivery information, take a look at the Project Angel Food website: angelfood.org or call 323 845 1800 x 210
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Hot Holiday Toys 2016 List
Time to Play Magazine
Chris Byrne, The Toy Guy
http://www.TTPM.com
If you’re trying to figure out which toys should be on your Christmas list, take a look at the TIME TO PLAY MAGAZINE popular toys for 2016. Bring your cameras so you can take pictures. -0-
Christmas Tree Lane 2016
Inland Valley Habitat for Humanity
Promenade Temecula
habitativ.org/christmastreelane
We can win one of 20 uniquely designed Christmas trees in Temecula at the Inland Valley Habitat for Humanity’s CHRISTMAS TREE LANE. -0-
HOW TO GET ON THE “GAYLE ON THE GO” list! For the complete 2016 popular toy list, visit the Time to Play Magazine website: TTPM.com
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The Science Behind Pixar Exhibition
California Science Center
700 Exposition Park Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90037
californiasciencecenter.org
Find some of your child’s favorite toy and animated characters at the California Science Center, where there is play and education at the new THE SCIENCE OF PIXAR EXHIBITION. Santa’s Village near Lake Arrowhead in the San Bernardino Mountains is open just in time for Christmas. For the complete list of artists and activities happening this weekend, check the website : sawdustartfestival.org
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Christmas Tree Train & Santa Shopper
Fillmore & Western Railway
364 Main Street
Fillmore
805 524 2546
fwry.com
In Fillmore at the Fillmore & Western Railway, “Home to the Movie Trains”, take the Christmas Tree Trains to pick out a pre-cut Christmas tree at the Loose Caboose or the tree farm. Also, Chef Juan has perfected a Diabetic Apple Crumble Pie. Tickets can only be bought online for specific dates. Ho! The Winter Fantasy offers the most unique holiday shopping in all of Southern California, jewelry, clothing, fused and blown glass, ceramics, woodwork, forged metals, painting, photography, sculpture, clothing and textiles. Don’t forget you can always post your information on the KTLA Community Calendar. Your pie purchase proceeds will help Project Angel Food continue serving its more than 1,400 critically ill clients free of charge. This 12,000 square foot interactive exhibition showcases the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts used by the artists and computer scientists who help bring Pixar’s award-winning films to the big screen.

Cherokee Nation Attorney General OKs Same-Sex Marriage After Previous Ban

Like my nation is doing something for all its people,” she said from her home in Locust Grove, about 20 minutes from the tribe’s headquarters in Tahlequah. Marriage is definitely in their future, King said. “But our constitution incorporates the provisions of the US Constitution, and the Supreme Court (of the United States) has since made its ruling.”
A member of the tribal council disagreed with the decision and told the newspaper that he expected the council would still support the 2004 law. He said the tribe’s constitution protects certain fundamental rights, among them the right to marry. “This is just another way we can incorporate her heritage into our lives and are thankful for opportunity,” King said. The US Supreme Court ruled by a 5-4 vote in June 2015 that states cannot ban same-sex marriage. “I have been really proud of my Cherokee heritage and to be able to get a marriage license is just awesome.”
King, who said the couple met at a church softball game about four and half years ago, said she was excited to hear about the ruling. “We’ll have to get together and talk about it,” Don Garvin told the newspaper. The Cherokee Nation website says that with more than 317,000 citizens, it is the largest sovereign tribal nation in the United States. 35.007752
-97.092877 “The constitution affords these rights to all Cherokee citizens, regardless of sexual orientation and the Cherokee Nation, or any subdivision, must recognize validly issued civil unions, same-sex marriages, and same-sex domestic partnerships from other jurisdictions,” the opinion says. Kelli King was driving home from work Friday, listening to the news on the car radio, when she got a very nice surprise. “It was adhering to past Cherokee law,” Chad Smith said, explaining why he signed the law 12 years ago. It’s been discussed in the past but they wanted to wait for it to be legal. “I think its awesome,” Nunley told CNN. “I was really excited and really proud to be a Cherokee. Attorney General Todd Hembree’s opinion specifically says two sections of the 2004 Cherokee Nation Marriage and Family Act are unconstitutional. Nunley said she’s just waiting for someone to pop the question. The man who was chief in 2004 told the Tulsa World newspaper that he supported Hembree’s opinion. “It’s probably not too far off now,” she said. A ban on same-sex marriage involving members of the Cherokee Nation was overturned by the tribe’s attorney general in an opinion issued Friday. King called her girlfriend, Brittany Nunley, who is Cherokee and shared the good news. Nunley said after it became legal in Oklahoma in 2014 and then nationwide through the landmark Supreme Court decision, she wondered whether the Cherokee Nation would also reverse itself.

Viewers Decorate Weekend Tree, Sat. Dec. 10th.

This aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News, Saturday, December 10th. Please enable Javascript to watch this video

Kind KTLA viewers continue to help decorate the weekend tree with their homemade ornaments. 2016.

Secret Santa Pays Off More Than $46K Worth of Layaway Items at Pennsylvania Wal-Mart

“Some individuals were just brought to tears when they were notified about it,” Kennedy said. This time it did,” she wrote. “It was definitely a great gesture. “I have heard of this happening in larger areas, but nothing exciting happens in our small town. During the holiday season, many people will use layaway to pay off Christmas presents over time so they don’t have to buy all of them at once. She said, ‘You’re going to want to hear the message for yourself, so I said, ‘Am I going to be upset or mad?’ and she said, ‘It’s going to make you cry.’ So I walked upstairs and it was Wal-Mart saying that our Christmas layaway can be picked up and that it was completely paid for.”
Everett is a town in Bedford County and has a population of about 1,700, according to census data. Kennedy hasn’t met Santa B, but he would like to know what made the individual donate. Lewis Nancy Smith posted on Facebook about how thankful she was for the surprise gift to their small town. Kennedy had heard of a Secret Santa paying off Wal-Mart layaways in the state before. “I would just be curious as to what made them choose us, and let them know how grateful we are for the gesture, and how much it meant to the customers that we have been able to serve,” he said. He especially did not anticipate Santa B offering to pay off the entire cost of his store’s layaway items. “Well, my daughter played the message before I got there,” shopper Christa Morton told CNN affiliate WJAC. Kennedy said that many of the items that were paid off by Santa B were Christmas presents. “I asked if anyone called. When Ryan Kennedy, Wal-Mart store manager in Everett, Pennsylvania, answered a phone call from an anonymous “Santa B” last week, he didn’t expect anything out of the ordinary. They paid off the layaways at two Harrisonburg stores last year and at a Mechanicsville location in 2014, according to Kennedy, but he didn’t expect them to pick a small town like Everett. I was completely shocked.”
Santa B told Kennedy that the jolly elf wanted to pay off all of the layaway items on hold, totaling $46,265.59. Not all Christmas surprises come in large packages. After Kennedy spoke with the anonymous caller, the two arranged a time for another individual connected to Santa B to drop off the check. 40.011471
-78.373348 Kennedy and his store received the check on Wednesday and started calling the 194 people with layaway accounts to tell them they had been paid off. “It was complete disbelief,” Kennedy told CNN. Some of the biggest ones can come in the simplest phone call. Layaway allows customers to put items on hold at the store and pay them off over a certain amount of time.

Hot Handbags For Christmas

Our guest is the owner of KYLAJOY, which designs and handcrafts their bags in Los Angeles. Please enable Javascript to watch this video

We learned the top 5 mistakes people make when wearing a handbag and got on point with the latest trends in handbags if you’re buying one as a present. 2016. https://kylajoy.com/ This aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News, Saturday, December 10th.

Senate Sends Major California Water Policy to President Obama, Despite Barbara Boxer’s Objections

Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and a handful of House Democrats. Barbara Boxer’s objections, the Senate voted 78 to 21 Friday evening to pass sweeping water infrastructure legislation that changes how much water is pumped from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to San Joaquin Valley farmers and Southern California. Click here to read the full story on LATimes.com. 38.581572
-121.494400 The bill — co-authored by Boxer — authorizes hundreds of water projects across the country, including new infrastructure to fix lead issues in Flint, Mich., and and millions of dollars for projects connected to the Los Angeles River, Salton Sea and Lake Tahoe. The bill passed the House by a vote of 360-61 (including 36 of 53 California members) on Thursday before representatives left town for the year. The sun sets over Middle River in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, the hub of California’s water works. Earlier in the week, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy inserted 90 pages of California water policy that drew Boxer’s opposition, negotiated over the past year by the state’s 14 GOP members, Sen. (Credit: Katie Falkenberg / Los Angeles Times)

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Senate Sends Major California Water Policy to President Obama, Despite Barbara Boxer’s Objections

The sun sets over Middle River in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, the hub of California’s water works.

2 Killed, 1 Injured in Fiery Street-Racing Crash in Anaheim: Police

First responders found a vehicle crashed into the patio of an apartment and was engulfed in flames, police said. At least five other vehicles were damaged in the crash. 33.835293
-117.914504 A preliminary investigation revealed that the burned vehicle was involved in a street race with another vehicle. Officials believe the third victim was inside the vehicle, but it is unknown if he was ejected or got out of the vehicle himself. Two people were found dead inside when the fire was extinguished. Both vehicles were heading west on Ball Road at high speeds when the victim vehicle lost control, jumped the north curb, sheared a light pole, struck several vehicles and caught fire before crashing into the apartment building, police said. Please enable Javascript to watch this video

Two people were killed and one person was injured in a fiery street-racing crash in Anaheim early Saturday, police said. (Credit: Southern Counties News)
The crash was reported about 2 a.m. Police were looking for a red sports car that the victim vehicle was racing and fled the scene. in the 1700 block of West Ball Road. He suffered second-and-third degree burns, but is expected to survive. Ball Road is closed in both directions between Euclid and Empire streets, police said. “The victims in the vehicle were badly burned and no demographics were distinguishable,” police said in a news release. The make and model of the burned vehicle were also undistinguishable, police said. A third person who was outside of the vehicle suffered severe burns and is in critical condition, police said. Anyone with information can call crime stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS. 10, 2016. The fire was contained to the outside of the apartment, causing minor structural damage and three people were displaced as a result, police said. Firefighters look over the mangled remains of a double fatal crash in Anaheim on Dec.

Orange Police Officer Seriously Injured After Being Struck by Vehicle While Responding to Call

The driver of the car was also injured and was taken to a hospital. The officer was taken to a hospital with major lacerations and broken bones. One of the officers found a man asleep at the wheel of the truck and during the investigation, a car crashed into the patrol vehicle and the officer who was outside of his patrol unit, police said. Please enable Javascript to watch this video

An Orange Police officer was seriously injured after being struck by a vehicle while responding to a call early Saturday. The CHP is investigating the crash. officers responded to a report of a vehicle blocking a roadway in the 500 block of North Cambridge Street. She was eventually arrested on suspicion of felony driving under the influence, according to the California Highway Patrol. Anyone with information about the incident can call 714-567-6000. The man in the truck was not injured. An Orange Police officer was injured after a car crashed into him and his patrol vehicle while he was responding to a call on Dec. He was undergoing surgery Saturday morning but is in stable condition, police said. Video from the scene showed the patrol vehicle crashed into the back of the truck that officers were responding to. (Credit: Southern Counties News)
About 3 a.m. 10, 2016.

Video of Professor Calling Trump’s Win ‘Act of Terrorism’ Stirs Controversy on OC Campus

Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Dec. Please enable Javascript to watch this video

An Orange County professor and student are both facing scrutiny after a video of remarks the teacher made in the wake of Donald Trump’s presidential victory surfaced this week on the internet. 33.669777
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Santa Clarita Community Lights Up for Holiday Season

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The residents of one Santa Clarita neighborhood are more than happy to run up their energy bills each winter in the name of holiday cheer. 34.391664
-118.542586 9, 2016. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Dec.