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19 Awesome Events Happening In Southern California This Week There's also 45 Things To Do This Halloween In Southern California. MONDAY, OCTOBER 14; 8:30 - 11 P.M.Choir! Choir! Choir! Bootleg Theater - 2220 Beverly Blvd., FilipinotownCanadian artists Nobu Adilman and Daveed Goldman form choirs out of audiences, creating community among strangers.

Most Schools Forced To Close By Saddle Ridge Fire Back Open Today; Granada Hills Charter High To Remain Closed Several schools in the areas in the immediate area shut down Friday at the height of the fire, but they are scheduled to resume regular classes Monday morning. However, outdoor activities may be limited throughout the district west and northwest valley to restrict exposure to lingering smoke and ash in the air.

1 Killed In 101 Freeway Crash In Encino; All Eastbound Lanes Shut Down At White Oak The crash happened at 3:40 a.m. on the eastbound 101 Freeway, just west of Ventura Boulevard, according to the California Highway Patrol. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Very few details were released about the fatal crash. A Sigalert was issued for all lanes for an unknown duration.

As CDC warns against all cannabis vaping, California's legal market tries to ease consumer fears Most of the vaping illness outbreak appears to stem from black market THC vaping products, and testing points to the additive vitamin E acetate as a possible culprit.

Are California transportation officials pulling a bait and switch on gas tax funds? It's called bait and switch. It breeds cynicism and mistrust of government. It becomes even harder for citizens to follow wannabe political leaders. Voters say a pox on all career politicians. It leads to the election of outsider demagogues like Donald Trump.

10 Things to Know for Today Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:. Defense Secretary Mark Esper says President Donald Trump has directed U.S. troops in northern Syria to begin pulling out "as safely and quickly as possible." 2.

Son of sheriff who called immigrants 'drunks' at White House event arrested for public intoxication The son of a Texas sheriff who used a White House press conference to describe immigrant offenders as "drunks" likely to repeatedly break the law has been arrested for public intoxication.

California needs a 21st century electric grid For the 21st century, we need a grid that is flexible, efficient and carbon-free, one that efficiently accommodates distributed energy from rooftop solar, and fully integrates advanced technologies that can more efficiently distribute electricity and utilize high levels of renewable generation.

Is San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer a Model for the Struggling California GOP? - National Review But at least one major city still has a viable, even thriving, Republican administration: San Diego, the eighth-largest urban area in America, whose mayor, Kevin Faulconer, has enjoyed two popular and successful terms in city hall despite a constituency that is actually less red than deep-blue California as a whole.

Letter: SJSU, California need to help homeless students Last year, 13% of SJSU students, over 4,000 students, experienced homelessness while going to college. What college students should be focusing on while going to school is to learn and to experience their professional fields, not worrying about where they are going to sleep at night.

Opinion: California's clear-cutting project in the Rim fire area is setting up the region for another tragedy Gavin Newsom's administration is partnering with President Trump's team to clear-cut and then plant tree farms on several thousand acres of national forest lands in the Rim fire area, which scorched more than 250,000 acres in and around Yosemite National Park in 2013.

Editorial: To get lower car insurance premiums in California, it helps to be well-off and white A study by the state Department of Insurance shows that higher-income white Californians are more likely to be a member of groups that can get discounted car insurance than low-income minorities. That's a disturbing finding, and it calls out for action.

Partial results in Polish election confirm conservative win WARSAW, Poland - Nearly complete results in Poland's weekend election confirm that the conservative ruling party Law and Justice capitalized on its popular social spending policies and social conservatism to do better than when it swept to power four years ago.

Book by Fusion GPS founders coming out next month NEW YORK - The co-founders of a political research firm behind allegations about President Donald Trump's ties to Russia have a book coming out next month. Random House announced Monday that "Crimes in Progress: Inside the Steele Dossier and the Fusion GPS Investigation of Donald Trump" will be published Nov.

Spanish court convicts Catalan leaders for secession attempt MADRID - Spain's Supreme Court on Monday convicted 12 former Catalan politicians and activists for their roles in a secession bid in 2017, a ruling likely to inflame independence supporters in the wealthy northeastern region.

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea BEIJING - A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters are a major shipping route for global commerce and are rich in fish and possible oil and gas reserves.

AP Top 25 Reality Check How to use head-to-head results? Georgia beats Notre Dame in a close game at home. Georgia loses to unranked South Carolina in double overtime at home. Both Notre Dame and Georgia are 5-1. Which team should be ranked higher: Notre Dame or Georgia? In the latest AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank, the poll voters went with Notre Dame at No.

Mariota, Winston may have cloudy futures with shaky showings Marcus Mariota might be out as the starting quarterback in Tennessee, while the Tampa Bay Buccaneers might have to decide how many more interceptions they can afford from Jameis Winston. For the top two picks in the 2015 draft, the future might not be so bright.

Fleeing Carjacking Suspect Crashes Into Vehicle Killing Devoted Married Couple A third person - her 13-year-old son from a previous marriage was left in very serious condition. The carjacking suspect was also hospitalized. Just watch a few seconds of 52-year Gracie Contreras singing - and you'll quickly understand why everyone who loved her says she was life of the party.

California Temporarily Stops Use Of Facial Recognition In Police Body Cams California has signed AB 1215, The Body Camera Accountability Act, into law, which temporarily stops California law enforcement from adding face and other biometric surveillance technology to officer-worn body cameras for use against the public.

Gavin Newsom signs law barring California schools from opening before 8 a.m. California has become the first state to pass legislation that forces schools to open later with the aim to promote the health of students. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the legislation on Sunday, prohibiting middle schools from starting class before 8 a.m.

Hertl has goal and assist as Sharks top Flames 3-1 - Tomas Hertl had a goal and an assist to help the San Jose Sharks beat the Calgary Flames 3-1 on Sunday night. Timo Meier and Kevin Labanc also scored as San Jose won their second straight after an 0-3-0 start. Logan Couture had two assists and Patrick Marleau had one in his first home game since rejoining the Sharks.

SoCal forecast: Monday will be the coolest day of the workweek with partly cloudy skies And WorldLive VideoPoliticsInvestigationsConsumerHealth and Food #ABC7Eyewitness TipsTV ListingsABC7/ContactMeet the News TeamJobs / Internships LOS ANGELES - Monday will be the coolest day of the workweek for Southern California. Santa Ana winds are expected by next weekend along with warmer weather.

Asian stocks gain after US, China announce truce on tariffs BEIJING - Asian stock markets have risen after Washington and Beijing announced a truce on tariff hikes in a trade war. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Seoul advanced. Japanese markets were closed for a holiday.

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