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    Hold onto your mouse ears: Disneyland is kicking off 2019 with a ticket deal for Southern California residents.

    But it's only for a limited time.

    Starting Jan. 7, SoCal residents -- who will have to provide proof that they live in the designated zip codes -- can get multi-day tickets for the following prices:

    • 3-day, 1-park per day ticket for $179
    • 3-day Park Hopper ticket for $234

    A one-day regular park-hopper ticket usually goes for $185 during peak days, and $147 on regular days. Weekends and high-volume days are considered "peak" days.

    The ticket deal also includes one day where you get to experience a Magic Morning; early entry starting an hour before they open up the gates - sing it in your Elsa voice! 

    Imagine what you can get done before it gets really crowded. 

    SoCal residents can buy the three-day bundle from Jan. 7 through May 20, 2019.

    But the really awesome perk is park-goers can use the tickets on a consecutive three-day visit or go on three different days within the travel period.

    It's important to note tickets expire on May 23, 2019.

    April 14 through April 22, 2019 are considered block-out dates.

    Guests can purchase tickets online or at the booths.

    And when you go, don't forget to check out Disneyland Park's new The Tropical Hideaway, which may be found just steps away from the widely known, widely visited Dole Whip stand in front of the Tiki Room.

    Here are the valid zip codes:

    • ZIP codes 90000-93599
    • Northern Baja California residents within ZIP codes 21000-22999


    Photo Credit: Heather Navarro

    Sleeping Beauty's Castle is pictured here at Disneyland during the summer of 2018.Sleeping Beauty's Castle is pictured here at Disneyland during the summer of 2018.

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    Eater San Diego shares the top stories of the week from San Diego’s food and drink scene, including word on several new eateries around North Park, the Gaslamp and North County specializing in breakfast and brunch.

    North Park Breakfast Spot to Offer Do-It-Yourself Pancakes
    Opening on University Avenue this June, Flap Your Jacks will feature tabletop griddles where diners can cook their own customizable pancakes. The eatery will also offer an array of breakfast dishes, from French toast to classic Mexican day-starters like chilaquiles and huevos rancheros. 

    Morning Eats & Late-Night Bites Land in Gaslamp
    The Morning After is now up and running in downtown’s Gaslamp Quarter. Right now, the restaurant offers a daily breakfast menu that includes indulgent Fruity Pebbles pancakes and Grand Marnier-iced French toast as well as brunch cocktails. On the weekends, the eatery will turn into a sports bar offering a full bar and late-night bites.

    Brunch Eatery Replacing Carlsbad's Pisco Peruvian
    Launching at the end of this month is Toast Gastrobrunch, which will replace Peruvian restaurant Pisco Rotisserie & Cevicheria in Carlsbad. Refocused on daytime dining, the eatery will feature a full range of brunch dishes, including an array of toasts as well as spiked coffee and other specialty drinks. 

    Sycuan Casino Expansion Includes Seven New Restaurants
    Scheduled to debut in March is Sycuan Casino's $226 million upgrade which includes a new hotel tower, more gaming space, and a host of fresh dining additions. A Vegas-based hospitality group will oversee three of the new venues, which include a luxury steakhouse, a cocktail bar and lounge, and a poolside bar. 

    East Village Gastropub Heads to North County
    Next month, Knotty Barrel will open a 6,000-square-foot location in Rancho Penasquitos. The family-friendly space, which includes a spacious patio, will feature 20 TVs, fire pits, and a bar pouring craft beer and cocktails. The eatery will offer lunch, brunch, and weekend breakfast. 



    Photo Credit: Flap Your Jacks
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    Flap Your Jacks, a DYI pancakes spot, is opening later this year in North Park.Flap Your Jacks, a DYI pancakes spot, is opening later this year in North Park.

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    Police in Arizona are investigating a long-term care facility after a report, based on a single anonymous source, that a woman who has been in a vegetative state for at least a decade gave birth.

    Phoenix police would only say that "the matter is currently under investigation," when asked about the report of a patient in a vegetative state at Hacienda HealthCare facility giving birth to a baby boy on Dec. 29. 

    A unidentified source told local station KTVK that caretakers weren't aware the woman was pregnant until shortly before she gave birth, and a nurse only realized that the patient was in labor when she started to moan. The source, said by KTVK to be someone "familiar with the situation," said the baby is healthy.

    The source also said the patient has been in a vegetative state and at the facility for about 10 years after a near-drowning incident.



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    Hacienda Healthcare in Phoenix, Arizona.Hacienda Healthcare in Phoenix, Arizona.

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    Phil’s BBQ in Point Loma temporarily closed its doors this week as the company’s flagship location prepares for a $1.25 million makeover.

    The beloved barbecue spot, located at 3750 Sports Arena Blvd., will be closed for the next six weeks as it undergoes major renovations. According to the company, more than one million customers visit that location annually and, as owner Phil Pace put it, “It was time for an upgrade.”

    Renovations will include an expanded dining room and bar, the addition of TVs in the dining room and other bells and whistles. The restaurant is set to reopen on Feb. 11.

    In the meantime, customers hankering for a barbecue fix can visit other Phil’s BBQ locations in Santee, San Marcos and Rancho Bernardo. Those locations are offering all-day Happy Hour during the duration of the Point Loma closure.

    The company has also launched a contest dubbed the “Shutdown Sweepstakes” where customers age 18 and up can win one of many prizes, including the grand prize of $2,500 in cash plus a $2,500 gift card to Phil’s BBQ. To enter, patrons can visit the closed Point Loma location during normal business hours between now and Feb. 11 and get a date-stamped sweepstake entry form. Patrons fill out the form and take it, in person, to one of the other Phil’s BBQ locations within 48 hours of the date-stamp. The company said winner will be announced by 5 p.m. on Feb. 12.

    Phil’s BBQ opened in 1998 in Mission Hills. In 2007, the eatery moved to a larger space in Point Loma. Over the past two decades, the local chain has opened three other locations in San Diego County (San Marcos, Santee, Rancho Bernardo), plus a kiosk in Petco Park and a location at the San Diego International Airport.

    In 2016 Phil’s BBQ was ranked among Yelp’s “Top 100 Places to Eat in the U.S.,” coming in at No. 68.



    Photo Credit: Phil's BBQ/Facebook
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    Phil's BBQ at the ballpark? Yes, please.Phil's BBQ at the ballpark? Yes, please.

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  • 01/04/19--18:36: Anti-Aging Powers of Fiber

  • Most of us know that getting plenty of fiber can help keep our digestive system in good working order, but fiber has many more health benefits.

    As Consumer Reports reveals, fiber could even be the key to staying youthful longer.

    In a 2016 study, older people who ate fiber-rich diets were 80 percent more likely to live longer and stay healthier than those who didn’t. You need to get 25 to 30 grams of dietary fiber a day, and most Americans don’t get that much. By eating foods like beans, vegetables, fruit, nuts, and whole grains, fiber can work its anti-aging magic.

    Fiber helps your health in so many ways. It can protect against type 2 diabetes. It helps to lower cholesterol levels. It helps in weight control because it makes you feel full. And, of course, it helps your digestive system run smoothly.

    And if you’re worried about gas or bloating from eating more fiber, be sure to take it easy at first. You shouldn’t go from very little fiber to a lot all at once. Instead, take small steps, just a couple of things a day. For example, you can combine regular cereal and high-fiber cereal. Or have an apple or a handful of nuts instead of chips as a snack. Or you can add oatmeal to your smoothie. There are a lot of small ways to increase your fiber intake.

    So up your fiber intake gradually, spread it across meals, and be sure to drink more water simultaneously. Without enough water, fiber can actually be constipating.

    All Consumer Reports Material Copyright © 2019_ Consumer Reports, Inc.

    ALL RIGHTS RESERVED


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    For the first time in U.S. Marine Corps history, women will be training alongside men during boot camp, NBC News reported.

    A platoon of about 50 female recruits began training Friday at a boot camp with five male platoons in what is traditionally an all-male battalion at the corps' facility at Parris Island, South Carolina, according to a statement.

    The integration of women and men at boot camp is "a first in the history of Marine Corps recruit training," the corps said.



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    Female United States Marine Corps recruits receive instructions for a training exercise during boot camp March 8, 2007 at Parris Island, South Carolina.Female United States Marine Corps recruits receive instructions for a training exercise during boot camp March 8, 2007 at Parris Island, South Carolina.

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    A new dog rescue on Main Street in Ramona will be dedicated to finding forever homes for canines that shelters have a hard time adopting out. 

    'The Rescued Pup' will be an area where adoptable dogs can run around and play with others while they wait to find homes. 

    "Usually the dog picks the owner when they come in," said Michelle Robertson-Clark, executive director of the Rescued Pup. "They just kind of fall in love. I never have to do any convincing." 

    Starting in January 2019, California requires pet stores to sell kittens, rabbits, and puppies that come from a rescue organization or shelter. 

    With AB 485, California became the first state to implement such strict new rules on pet stores.

    Retailers are banned from selling live dogs, cats or rabbits unless the animal was obtained from a public animal control agency or shelter, humane society group, society for the prevention of cruelty to animals shelter or a rescue group that’s in a cooperative agreement with at least one private or public shelter.

    The Rescued Pup will house the dogs on Main Street during the day and then have foster families take the canines home at night.

    "Shelters reach out and say, 'I've got a doozy here,'" said Clark. "My toughest one, a shelter wouldn't even touch, was a four pound chihuahua. They said he was too vicious. And now he lives with a wonderful family in Fallbrook."

    The organization is also one of the only nonprofits in the county to accept underage volunteers as dog walkers. 

    San Diego County has a few retail pet stores left, including Broadway Puppies in Escondido, which has a sister store in National City.

    According to the company’s website, they only use responsible licensed breeders. Come Tuesday, they'll only be able to sell pets from shelters.



    Photo Credit: Keith Barraclough/Animal Planet

    Big Fluffy Dog RescueBig Fluffy Dog Rescue

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    The public is getting its first look at surveillance video showing a violent confrontation between an armed felon and four armed -- and allegedly drunk -- off-duty officers at a Grantville bar last November.

    The incident is the basis for a civil lawsuit filed against the city and the four San Diego Police Department officers by the fifth man involved, Jonathan Felix, and his attorney.

    Footage shows the moment the officers approach Felix who was sitting on his bicycle in between two cars in the parking lot of McGregor’s Ale House on San Diego Mission Road in the early hours of Nov. 7.

    Felix begins to backpedal into the roadway and all four officers immediately draw their guns and point them at him.

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    Seconds later, one of the officers kicks Felix in the chest. He then rolls forward on his bike as officers try and grab him and eventually tackle him to the ground. The officers can be seen throwing several punches as the five men are sprawled on the ground.

    Another portion of video shows the officers with Felix pinned to the ground underneath them as an SDPD patrol car arrives.

    Prosecutor Michael Runyon said the officers noticed Felix leaving and returning several times from the parking lot, and acting as if he might steal a vehicle from the property.

    Runyon said the officers decided to “contact [Felix] to figure out what was going on, and (be sure) there weren’t any issues or problems.”

    Felix’s attorney, Doug Gilliland, said his client was worried the four men were going to steal belongings he left in his car in the parking lot.

    According to Gilliland, Felix felt threatened and pulled out a gun and pointed it at the ground. Runyon argues Felix pointed his weapon at the officers.

    “What the officers said was that Jonathan pulled a gun and pointed it at all of them and we know if he did that he’d be dead right now. He’d be dead for parking his car in this parking lot next to four drunk officers,” Gilliland said.

    Gilliland says he has receipts from the bar that show how much the officers drank that night.

    Two weeks after the incident, Felix was in court facing weapon, ammunition and cocaine possession charges. Gilliland, and rallying supporters, say those charges are an effort by law enforcement to cover up wrongdoing by the officers who were hanging out after hours at the bar.

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    According to SDPD, three of the four officers returned to duty after the incident. The fourth officer was injured and returned to light duty at the time. The department has not identified the four officers involved, stating they were the “victims of a crime.”

    The department issued the following statement following a Friday news conference where the surveillance video was released.

    “The San Diego Police Department submitted a criminal case to the District Attorney’s Office regarding this incident, in which Mr. Felix pulled a gun on four off-duty police officers. He has been charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, and possession of a controlled substance. Mr. Felix is entitled to the presumption of innocence and the full facts of this case will be litigated as the criminal case proceeds.

    As in any situation where there are allegations of misconduct, the San Diego Police Department has initiated an internal investigation. If found, any misconduct will be handled accordingly.”

    NBC 7 has asked SDPD about its policy regarding off-duty officers, when they carry weapons, and any restrictions on drinking when armed, but the department has not answered.


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    With tax season fast approaching, filers seeking money back on their 2018 income taxes could see delayed refunds if the federal government shutdown continues.

    According to an Internal Revenue Service operational plan for the shutdown, issuing refunds is listed under "non-excepted" activities that would be furloughed during the stalemate.  The agency is operating with just 12 percent of its workforce, mainly focused on technology and security.

    Jenny Brown, head of the union representing IRS employees in Ogden, Utah, told The Standard-Examiner that Ogden serves as a support center for income tax inquiries from the general public. 

    Brown, who's president of Local 67 of the National Treasury Employees Union, said with minimal IRS staffing, those with questions are "not going to get through" on IRS phone lines or they're going to have much longer waits than usual.

    Tax season normally kicks off toward the end of January. Last year, the IRS began accepting returns on Jan. 29, CNBC reported.  Within days, the IRS has received more than 18 million returns and processed over 6.1 million refunds averaging $2,899 each, according to CNBC.

    The IRS plan only outlines how it would handle a shutdown in the first five days, but with Congress and President Donald Trump at an impasse over funding for wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, the agency may have to revise their procedures and force employees to report to work without pay. 

    Additionally, taxpayers are about to file for the first time under the new tax code, which took effect in 2017. Implementing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act "requires creating or revising hundreds of tax products including worksheets and tax forms, form instructions and publications as well as changes to current IRS policies and procedures." That work is likely to be stalled by the shutdown.

    Taxpayers tend to receive many of the forms they need to file, including the W-2 and 1099 in January. For those still wanting to file as soon as possible, tax prep service providers say they are ready to receive early returns.

    "Filers can prepare their tax returns now and beginning Jan. 4, TurboTax will securely store completed returns for transmission to the IRS and states once they begin accepting e-file," TurboTax said in a statement. 

    The company, along with others, also offers refund advances – short-term loans that you can receive within days of the IRS accepting your return. You would then use your tax refund proceeds to pay off the loan.



    Photo Credit: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images

    This March 19, 2018, file photo, shows the U.S. Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service (IRS) 1040 Individual Income Tax forms for the 2017 tax year arranged for a photograph in Tiskilwa, Illinois, U.S.This March 19, 2018, file photo, shows the U.S. Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service (IRS) 1040 Individual Income Tax forms for the 2017 tax year arranged for a photograph in Tiskilwa, Illinois, U.S.

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    We spend a lot of money on appliances like dishwashers, refrigerators, and ranges. And some people spend a premium for stainless steel. The last thing we expect is for them to rust! Consumer Reports reveals that the culprit could be the cleaner you’re using!

    One thing people don’t know is that certain cleaners, especially those that contain bleach is that it can actually strip away cadmium and other metals that are designed to protect stainless steel. So, here are a few DOs and DON’Ts to keep your stainless...stainless:

    • You want to make sure to clean your appliances with a mild soap on a soft cloth and always dry them off when you’re done.
    • Don’t use disinfectants, abrasives, or cleaners that contain bleach, alcohol, ammonia, or chlorides, all of which can harm stainless.
    • Do make sure to check the label on any cleaning products you use in your kitchen. Certain things like grout cleaner containing muriatic acid...even the fumes can cause the finish on your stainless sleek to wear down prematurely.
    • Don’t use steel wool or scrub pads. They can scratch the surface.
    • Do wipe down your stainless-steel appliances occasionally with a stainless cleaner. But don’t use a dishrag because it can actually contain food oils and if there’s acidic, they can wear away the protective finish.
    • Do - Know what you’re buying. Nonmagnetic stainless-steel appliances which contain nickel and that tends to be more rust-resistant.

    CR says, if you do have rust on your appliances, you can use equal parts baking soda and water to gently rub and -- voilà -- your stainless is sparkly again.

    All Consumer Reports Material Copyright © 2019_ Consumer Reports, Inc.

    ALL RIGHTS RESERVED


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    A high school tennis coach convicted of fatally hitting a teen jogger on a Chula Vista sidewalk and fleeing the scene in his truck was sentenced to prison Friday.

    George Espinosa, 47, hit and killed Leilani Magno, 17, on July 8, 2018, while the teen was jogging along Lane Avenue near Scobee Park. On Friday he was sentenced to three years behind bars.

    Magno was struck when Espinosa's truck apparently lost control, jumped the sidewalk and hit her from behind. Espinosa turned himself in the day after the accident.

    "Her beating heart was stopped due to the actions and choices of one worthless man," Magno's aunt Susanna Rico said at his sentence hearing. "A man who had the opportunity to show he was a good person but he failed miserably and made the choice to leave and run away, come back and see what he did and ran away like a coward. You're a coward and you killed Leilani."

    As Rico and other family members spoke in court, Espinosa sobbed with his head in his hands.

    Before his sentence was handed down, Espinosa offered a tearful apology to Magno's family.

    "I'm truly, truly sorry from the bottom of my heart," he said. "... the devastation that I caused, I'm sorry. I truly am. If there was any way in this world that I could give you your daughter back, trust me, I would do anything in this world."

    Magno's family called her the "heart of the family," a "North Star," and said the pain of losing her is indescribable.

    Espinosa is the boy’s tennis head coach at Mater Dei High School, a private Catholic school only a few miles away from where Magno was struck and killed.

    His sentencing was originally scheduled for November but a judge postponed it so that attorneys could have more time to prepare their cases.

    Family members and supporters of the Magno family said the postponement only prolonged their heartache.

    No fewer than 60 supporters of the family showed up to the postponement hearing -- they all could not fit in the courtroom.

    They said they were upset because the delay allowed Espinosa, who was freed on $100,000 bail, to spend time with his family over the holidays while, because of Espinosa, they were denied the same time with Magno.

    "We understand this individual wants to spend time with his family. Unfortunately, we don't have that opportunity," Melissa Rico, Magno's aunt, said. "We didn't even have the opportunity to see my niece and tell her we love her for one last time."

    Espinosa pleaded guilty on Aug. 30 to felony hit and run and misdemeanor involuntary manslaughter.


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    The federal government shutdown could hit thousands of civil servants much harder than the rest, especially if they don’t receive any back pay.

    “It scares me,” said Clairemont resident Richard Ooms who works for the U.S. Census Bureau.

    “I would be working today,” he said. “I would be going out to knock on doors of people who hadn’t returned the questionnaire.”

    However, Ooms was furloughed when the government shut down. The 69-year-old also said he won’t receive any back pay because he’s a part-time employee.

    “There’s going to be hundreds of thousands of people like me that are going to be in desperate straits,” he said.

    Ooms explained he is now weighing what he can and cannot afford. That includes paying his utilities and rent.

    “I have a car payment now and I’m thinking that’s definitely going to be the first to go,” he said.

    The retired network administrator said his government paycheck makes up half of his income. He said an extended government shutdown will dig into his savings and possibly force him out of his home.

    “Either in the street or living with family which I’m trying to avoid,” he said.

    He also expressed frustration with President Donald Trump.

    “He doesn’t care if this goes on for a year or more,” said Ooms. “Boy, that would be really bad for me," he said.


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    The deadline for vacating the structure currently being used to shelter migrants released into San Diego after federal processing is approaching fast, forcing the city to explore its next option.

    The mayor’s office said Friday that it has identified Camp Barrett, east of Alpine, as a facility that could be used for temporary shelter after the Feb. 4 deadline for the current shelter passes.

    Camp Barrett hosted juvenile rehabilitative programs for more than 20 years before the county’s probation department closed the remote camp.

    A letter from the city’s Neighborhood Services Department to the governor’s Office of Emergency Services said that the current shelter “does not have the proper occupancy classification to allow viable long-term operation.”

    According to the letter, Camp Barrett is already classified for residential occupancy and wouldn’t require significant alterations if a shelter for migrants was to open there. The facility and surrounding land are owned by the city of San Diego’s Public Utilities Department and are for sale, but the letter says the property could be leased to the state temporarily for use as a shelter.

    The letter says the property can also be leased to a third-party vendor, and says the Alliance Healthcare Foundation (AHF) has recently agreed to fund operation of a shelter facility.

    Camp Barrett is the only proposed location at this time, according to the mayor’s office. The mayor’s office said assessments would still need to be done to the property and discussions about any alterations to the site have to take place.

    San Diego County also said leaders will be discussing what resources it can contribute at next Tuesday's Board of Supervisors meeting.



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    A man is facing attempted murder and domestic violence charges after allegedly stabbing his girlfriend's father in the head during a fight.

    The altercation happened at a University City condo complex Friday night on Clairemont Drive near Interstate 5 just after 7 p.m.

    Police say the 27-year-old suspect started fighting with his girlfriend first, and when her 53-year-old father tried to step in and break it up the suspect attacked him. Police say the suspect sliced the father with a knife and then punched him several times, and also tried strangling him with both hands.

    When officers arrived at the condo the victim had a stab wound behind his left ear.

    The suspect fled the apartment on foot but later returned and was arrested by responding officers, according to SDPD.

    Police say the victim and his daughter live in the condo and the boyfriend was visiting.

    The father was taken to Scripps Hospital in La Jolla and is expected to be okay.

    No other information was available.

    Please refresh this page for updates on this story. Details may change as more information becomes available.



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    Three men died and four were injured in a shooting at a bowling alley in Torrance, California. 

    Police responded to calls of shots fired at Gable House Bowl on Hawthorne Boulevard around midnight on Saturday and found multiple people injured with gunshot wounds. Two men were transported to a local hospital.

    Torrance Fire Department, City of Torrance and Torrance Police Department recommended that people "stay away from the area."

    Wes Hamad, a 29-year-old Torrance resident, said he was at the bowling alley with his 13-year-old niece and cousin when he saw a "huge fight" break out. Hamad said the brawl, which lasted about five minutes, blocked the entrance of Gable House Bowl and devolved into "complete chaos."

    "I grabbed my niece and started running towards the far end of the bowling alley," he said. "As we were running, we heard 15 shots."

    As he was leaving, Hamad said, he saw a woman weeping over a man who was riddled with multiple gunshot wounds in his head and neck.

    The victims have yet to be identified and police continue to investigate what led to the shooting.

    This is a developing story. Check back for updates. 

    Associated Press contributed to this report. 



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    Three men died and four were injured at a shooting at a bowling alley in Torrance.Three men died and four were injured at a shooting at a bowling alley in Torrance.

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    Three men died and four were injured in a shooting at a bowling alley in Torrance, California.

    Police responded to calls of shots fired at Gable House Bowl on Hawthorne Boulevard around midnight on Saturday and found multiple people injured with gunshot wounds. Two men were transported to a local hospital.

    One of the dead men was identified as 28-year-old Astin Edwards, who was at the bowling alley with his cousin and some friends when things escalated.

    "He was trying to break up the fight. Girls and this guy came out of nowhere and started shooting," his father, Dwayne Edwards said.

    Wes Hamad, a 29-year-old Torrance resident, said he was at the bowling alley with his 13-year-old niece and cousin when he saw a "huge fight" break out. Hamad said the brawl, which lasted about five minutes, blocked the entrance of Gable House Bowl and devolved into "complete chaos."

    "I grabbed my niece and started running towards the far end of the bowling alley," he said. "As we were running, we heard 15 shots."

    As he was leaving, Hamad said, he saw a woman weeping over a man who was riddled with multiple gunshot wounds in his head and neck.

    The victims have yet to be identified and police continue to investigate what led to the shooting.

    Associated Press contributed to this report.


    Police tape blocks the scene of a shooting that left three people dead and four injured at a bowling alley in Torrance, Calif. on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019.Police tape blocks the scene of a shooting that left three people dead and four injured at a bowling alley in Torrance, Calif. on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019.

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    The Oceanside Police Department is coming together to help one of its own after a dispatcher’s husband was killed by a suspected drunk driver on New Year’s Day.

    Sarah Williams is a public safety dispatcher and now the widowed mother of two young children, after her husband died while driving on State Route 76 in Bonsall.

    Her late husband, Christopher, was killed just before 4 a.m. after being allegedly struck by U.S. Marine Private Adam Barooshian, who was reportedly driving on the wrong side of the road, according to the California Highway Patrol.

    Christopher was a six-year veteran of the Navy. He was on his way home from his job as a security guard at Pauma Casino on the night of the crash.

    Barooshian, 25, was charged with first-degree murder and felony DUI. If convicted, he could face life in prison.

    The Oceanside Police Officers’ Association created a GoFundMe page Thursday to help support Sarah and her family.

    “Having a member of your family ripped from your life without warning is terrible, raising two small boys on a meager public safety paycheck will be near impossible,” the GoFundMe page said.

    Roughly a third of the initial goal was raised in one day, totaling close to $9,000.

    Checks are also being accepted by the foundation. It should include the words "Sarah William’s Family" written in the note section, officials said.

    They can be mailed to 4141 Avenida De La Plata, Oceanside, CA, 92056.

    According to the GoFundMe page, the Oceanside Police Officers’ Association said its goal is help charities, groups, and organizations throughout the county.

    "The foundation is dedicated to serving and participating in our community. Donations will fund Police Memorials, Survivor Funds, Scholarships, youth programs, community outreach events, K9 units and much more," the GoFundMe page.


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    A detective with the Hemet Police Department reportedly shot a 17-year-old boy from San Diego during a traffic stop, officers said.

    The incident happened Wednesday at around 9:45 p.m. near North San Jacinto Street in Hemet, according to police. Hemet is located in Riverside County.

    Detectives believed the teen was driving a stolen vehicle from San Diego after completing a records check.

    This is when officers began treating the stop as high-risk.

    During the traffic stop, the boy sustained a gunshot wound, Hemet police said. His injuries were not life-threatening.

    The 17-year-old was taken to the hospital and was later released to his guardian.

    The investigation is ongoing with the HPD’s Crime Suppression Unit.

    Anyone with information was asked to call Hemet police at (951) 765-2324.

    No other information was available.

    Please refresh this page for updates on this story. Details may change as more information becomes available.


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    The influx of asylum seekers into the county has filled local shelters, prompting some San Diegans to host asylum seekers in their own home.

    One of those generous hosts is Judy Eby.

    “I just feel grateful. Grateful to be a part of this,” Eby told NBC 7.

    Eby recently took in Nohemi, and her one-year-old daughter, Daniela.

    “She is lovely and wonderful. The baby fills my heart,” said Eby.

    Nohemi is trying to escape cartel violence and is due in immigration court at the end of January.

    “She’s 18 years old,” Eby said. “She’s one of the best mothers I’ve seen.”

    Nohemi has a GPS monitoring device on her ankle while she waits for the result of her asylum request.

    In the meantime, Eby said she is willing to take in more migrant families.

    “I had another family a couple of weeks ago,” said Eby.

    While the humanitarian crisis at the border has led to polarizing political debate in America, Eby is hoping the crisis will eventually bring people together.

    “We are one people,” she said.


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    An Uber driver in Baltimore did what Uber drivers tend to do when talking to passengers: Hype the local sports team while bashing their upcoming opponent. He had no idea that while he was lauding the Baltimore Ravens and ripping the Los Angeles Chargers ahead of the teams' playoff matchup, he was talking to one of the Chargers' star players.

    Running back Melvin Gordon shared video he secretly recorded of a good-natured debate with Uber driver in Baltimore on Saturday, a day before the Chargers face the Ravens in an AFC Wild Card playoff game.

    "You see the enthusiasm and motivation," the driver said, expressing confidence that the Ravens would not only beat the Charges, but reach the Super Bowl.

    Gordon countered by praising the skills of LA's quarterback Philip Rivers, tight end Antonio Gates and, of course, himself.

    "I think the Chargers got a good running game too," he said. "I like that Melvin Gordon too."

    The conversation remained amicable until the end of the ride, when Gordon revealed his identity to the driver.

    "Well I'm Melvin Gordon man. I'm the running back for the Chargers," Gordon said as he stepped out of the car.

    The driver, in disbelief, asked Gordon for his autograph and a selfie to which Gordon happily agreed.



    Photo Credit: Getty Images
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    Melvin Gordon #28 of the Los Angeles Chargers runs the ball during the first half against the New York Jets in an NFL game at MetLife Stadium on December 24, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Ed Mulholland/Getty Images)Melvin Gordon #28 of the Los Angeles Chargers runs the ball during the first half against the New York Jets in an NFL game at MetLife Stadium on December 24, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Ed Mulholland/Getty Images)

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