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"We Are Uptown Proud!"

The Uptown Chamber has come up with a fun video celebrating the businesses and pride that Uptown has. Check it out at -- and see what discounts and freebies are available this Pride Weekend, too.

Kern County residents struggle with devastation wrought by massive wild fire

Lake Isabella — As a wildfire roared down the mountainside and into his wooded neighborhood, 76-year-old Joe Palme grabbed a garden hose and raced to douse the wooden beams before the flames reached his property. Half an hour later, his home of 33 years had been reduced to a smoldering heap of...

Feline fanciers on the prowl at CatConLA's sophomore outing

The line of people waiting to enter CatConLA had wrapped around the corner by 10:15 a.m. Saturday, and few attendees were without cat-inspired attire – from simple cat ears to complete costumes. Two floors of the Reef, a downtown exhibition space, were filled with vendors selling products a cat...

Kern County's destructive wildfire was driven by 50- to 60-mph winds and fed by dry grass

Lake Isabella – As David Brinsfield headed up to a wildfire that had just been reported on the edge of Lake Isabella late Thursday afternoon, he listened to the radio chatter. “I hear two acres. Then within 20 minutes or less, it’s 200 acres,” said Brinsfield, a federal fire management officer. ...

Wildfires across California consume nearly 60,000 acres

Six wildfires were burning across California on Saturday, consuming nearly 60,000 acres. More than 4,500 firefighters were battling the fires, which stretched from the Klammath National Forest in Northern California to the Mexican border in San Diego County, according to the California Department...

Jukebox repair man of West Pico Boulevard

Magdi Hanna never saw a jukebox growing up in Egypt. Now he is one of the last to repair the icons of 20th century America.

A Public High School Principal Charged More Than $100K To A School-Issued Credit Card

Notable charges include a pair of $1,890 first class airline tickets to Hawaii. [ more › ]

More Words of Love on Sheridan

click to enlarge and read the messages It started with Alchemia Art of Hair, who invited the public to write messages of pride, love, and support on the sidewalk outside the shop at 5009 N Sheridan. Now the trend has moved slightly north, with the wall and sidewalk at 5050 N Sheridan full of messages proclaiming love. Show More Summary

Bill Cunningham, 87, New York Times photographer

Cunningham created the genre of street fashion photography and was featured in a 2010 documentary.

Boy, 6, killed when refrigerator falls on him

A 6-year-old boy was killed when a refrigerator fell onto him from a pickup in Otay Mesa on Saturday afternoon, authorities said. The death appeared accidental, but detectives from the San Diego Police Department’s child abuse unit were investigating, Officer Frank Cali said. Police and paramedics...

110 Freeway closed in both directions north of downtown due to police activity

All lanes of the 110 Freeway were closed Saturday afternoon due to police activity, officials said. According to the California Highway Patrol, the 110 south was closed at Hill Street and the southbound 110 at Stadium Way. The freeway was closed just before 4 p.m. CHP and Los Angeles police were...

Japanator Live: Drink away your problems in VA-11 Hall-A

Watch live video from Japanator on [The stream starts at 9 p.m. Central Standard Time.] Now that I've fallen into the deepest pits of despair, it's time for me to drown my sorrows with the finest booze from VA-11 Hall-A's signature bar. Show More Summary

Got tickets? Don’t let SafeTrack come between you and your fun.

Getting to concerts and games creates different challenges from those commuters face.

Famed NYT Fashion Photographer Bill Cunningham Dead At 87

Bill Cunningham, acclaimed NY Times fashion photographer and beloved fixture in New York, has died at age 87. He was hospitalized a few days ago after suffering a stroke, and the Times has confirmed he passed away today. [ more › ]

For Md. workers who may have been shortchanged, a hotline and many questions

The state’s acknowledgment of payroll system failures has triggered a rush by employees to find out what they’re owed.

One killed, two injured in shooting at Riverside gas station

One person was killed and two injured in a shooting at a Riverside gas station early Saturday, police said. Police responded to the scene in the 3900 block of Tyler Avenue about 12:40 a.m. after getting a report of multiple gunshots at the USA gas station, according to a statement from the Riverside...

Extra, Extra: Donald Trump Is A 'Baby Christian' Now

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