Fight breaks out at AMC movie theater in Burbank during 'Joker' screening
Fight breaks out at AMC movie theater in Burbank during 'Joker' screening

The theater is located at 125 E. Palm Avenue. Firetrucks, as well as police vehicles, were seen outside the location on Tuesday morning.

California man drives more than 200 miles to police station with a body in his car, confesses to killing four relatives
California man drives more than 200 miles to police station with a body in his car, confesses to killing four relatives

The man, whose identity is yet to be revealed, told Mount Shasta police in Siskiyou County that he had murdered four relatives in an apartment in Roseville in Placer County

Body of Utah tech CEO found inside rental car in San Jose after she was reported missing during a business trip
Body of Utah tech CEO found inside rental car in San Jose after she was reported missing during a business trip

Erin Valenti's body was reportedly found on October 12 in the 6500 block of Bose Lane in San Jose, California and her death is currently under investigation.

California becomes first US state to ban manufacture and sale of animal fur products starting 2023
California becomes first US state to ban manufacture and sale of animal fur products starting 2023

The fur ban doesn't apply to used products or those used for religious or tribal purposes. And it excludes the sale of leather, dog and cat fur, cowhides, deer, sheep and goat skin and anything preserved through taxidermy.

California man, 67, with progressive lung disease died minutes after his oxygen tank lost power during planned shut-off, says family
California man, 67, with progressive lung disease died minutes after his oxygen tank lost power during planned shut-off, says family

Robert Mardis Sr. was heavily reliant on an electric oxygen tank to help cope with his COPD. When PG&E cut power on October 9, he did not survive.

Survey names Vermont's South Burlington as best city for people with disabilities; big cities fail to find place in Top 10 list
Survey names Vermont's South Burlington as best city for people with disabilities; big cities fail to find place in Top 10 list

While South Burlington in Vermont with population less than 20,000 was found to be the best city for disabled persons, Providence in Rhode Island was ranked the last among 182 cities that were covered by the survey. None of the 10 most populous cities got a place in the top 10.

San Diego Padres pitcher Jacob Nix breaks into Arizona home through doggie door, gets tased by owner
San Diego Padres pitcher Jacob Nix breaks into Arizona home through doggie door, gets tased by owner

San Diego Padres pitcher Jacob Nix broke into an Arizona home via the doggie door only to be kicked in the face and tased by the owner.

Democratic presidential candidates bring focus back on gun violence at Las Vegas forum amid impeachment calls
Democratic presidential candidates bring focus back on gun violence at Las Vegas forum amid impeachment calls

Nine presidential aspirants debated measures for curbing the menace at the event organized to mark the second anniversary of the deadly Las Vegas shooting that killed 58 and left several hundreds injured

California defies NCAA, will allow college athletes to earn from endorsement deals, hire agents to represent them
California defies NCAA, will allow college athletes to earn from endorsement deals, hire agents to represent them

The NCAA called the move unnecessary saying the athletes are already compensated in the form of academic scholarships and cost-of-attendance payments

California cop forced to call off high-speed chase after Tesla patrol car runs out of battery mid-pursuit
California cop forced to call off high-speed chase after Tesla patrol car runs out of battery mid-pursuit

The Fremont Police Department had started using the electric cars as part of a pilot program aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent from its 2005 baseline by 2020

Georgia man tells Spanish-speaking teenager to 'speak English' in crowded restaurant, boasts about being racist in viral video
Georgia man tells Spanish-speaking teenager to 'speak English' in crowded restaurant, boasts about being racist in viral video

19-year-old Cristine Riofrio, who was born in California, was targeted at a McDonald's by a middle-aged man who was an employee at the sheriff's office

Air Canada forced 12-year-old Muslim girl who plays for US squash team to remove her hijab in public before boarding flight
Air Canada forced 12-year-old Muslim girl who plays for US squash team to remove her hijab in public before boarding flight

Fatima Abdelrahman was traveling with her squash teammates when she was stopped by the employees of Air Canada as she was about to board her flight to Toronto for a squash tournament.

New York vape ban: Local businesses suffer as experts warn against blowback from hasty regulation
New York vape ban: Local businesses suffer as experts warn against blowback from hasty regulation

Governor Andrew Cuomo and state Health Commissioner Howard Zucker urged New Yorkers to stop vaping putting many businesses at risk of bankruptcy

Facebook employee dies after jumping off building at company's Menlo Park headquarters, police rule out foul play
Facebook employee dies after jumping off building at company's Menlo Park headquarters, police rule out foul play

Dispatch received a call at about 11.30 am on Thursday, September 19, after horrified bystanders at Menlo Park, California, witnessed an adult male jump from the terrace of a four-story building on the 100 block of Jefferson Drive

Local jails in US states impact more people than previously thought and are in desperate need of reform, reveals new study
Local jails in US states impact more people than previously thought and are in desperate need of reform, reveals new study

While debate continues over tackling America's high incarceration rate, not much talk is dedicated to the county and city jails that affect a lot more people

The Decline and Fall of Ed Buck: A sordid tale of sex, drugs and politics
The Decline and Fall of Ed Buck: A sordid tale of sex, drugs and politics

Buck has political links with political heavyweights like former president Barack Obama and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Colt to stop production of AR-15 rifles for civilians, says enough guns are available in the market
Colt to stop production of AR-15 rifles for civilians, says enough guns are available in the market

In a statement released on September 19, president and chief executive officer Dennis Veilleux said, that over the last few years, the market for modern sporting rifles has experienced significant excess manufacturing capacity

Trump says he likes to 'leave a tip' at hotels after photos emerge of $20 bills coming out of his back pocket
Trump says he likes to 'leave a tip' at hotels after photos emerge of $20 bills coming out of his back pocket

The notes were visible in the president's backpocket when he boarded Air Force One on Tuesday, in Mountain View, California.

California anti-vaxxers compare themselves to civil rights activists, sing 'We Shall Overcome' at Senate sit-in protest
California anti-vaxxers compare themselves to civil rights activists, sing 'We Shall Overcome' at Senate sit-in protest

The protesters occupied the capitol in Sacramento this month in an attempt to protest legislation cracking down on medical exemptions for childhood immunizations

Trump's $15m fundraising blitz in California sees hundreds take part in demonstrations against his 'toxic message'
Trump's $15m fundraising blitz in California sees hundreds take part in demonstrations against his 'toxic message'

Trump, on Tuesday, executed a lunch-dinner-breakfast-lunch fundraising blitz expected to garner $15 million.

Abortion rates in US see sharp decline as improved access to contraception reduces number of pregnancies
Abortion rates in US see sharp decline as improved access to contraception reduces number of pregnancies

There were 862,000 abortions in the U.S. in 2017, down from 926,000 tallied in 2014, according to researchers at the Guttmacher Institute

California is the most diverse state in the US, West Virginia comes in last, and Houston tops the list among cities, finds study
California is the most diverse state in the US, West Virginia comes in last, and Houston tops the list among cities, finds study

A survey that came out during the Hispanic Heritage Month compares states and cities on grounds of diversity — socio-economic, cultural, economic, religious and others. And some findings are quite interesting.

California passes law requiring all colleges to offer free abortion pills to students up to 10 weeks into pregnancy
California passes law requiring all colleges to offer free abortion pills to students up to 10 weeks into pregnancy

Over two million college-age women in America get pregnant every year, which disrupts their academic and work lives

California adds Iowa to 'travel ban' list over state's refusal to fund gender-transition surgeries with taxpayer money
California adds Iowa to 'travel ban' list over state's refusal to fund gender-transition surgeries with taxpayer money

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed a law that overturned a court ruling that mandated the use of public money for such procedures.

California woman who dreamt she was being robbed swallows diamond ring in her sleep to protect it from 'bad guys'
California woman who dreamt she was being robbed swallows diamond ring in her sleep to protect it from 'bad guys'

Jenna Evans, 29, knew she had to protect her 2.4-carat diamond engagement ring when the 'bad guys' entered the train

Ronald Reagan shooter John Hinckley Jr wants to move to California and pursue a career in music: 'He's got some talent'
Ronald Reagan shooter John Hinckley Jr wants to move to California and pursue a career in music: 'He's got some talent'

However, prosecutors said that letting the shooter relocate to the Golden State to chase a career in music would give the government "great pause."

Trump family will become a dynasty that will last for decades and create a 'new' Republican Party, says campaign chief
Trump family will become a dynasty that will last for decades and create a 'new' Republican Party, says campaign chief

Brad Parscale told the convention crowd in Indian Wells on Saturday that the Trump family is full of 'amazing people with amazing capabilities'

Crew member Allie Kurtz left job in the movie industry to fulfill dream before death in California scuba boat fire
Crew member Allie Kurtz left job in the movie industry to fulfill dream before death in California scuba boat fire

Friends from South America to Europe are mourning the 26-year-old, whose family said they will miss her lively, adventurous spirit but know she died doing what she loved most

UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi goes nude for photoshoot, pulls off perfect mid-air splits while completely naked
UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi goes nude for photoshoot, pulls off perfect mid-air splits while completely naked

The 22-year-old earned a perfect 10 while competing in the 2019 Collegiate Challenge in January for her team—University of California, Los Angeles

Pentagon approves $3.6 billion from military construction cash for Trump's Mexico border wall
Pentagon approves $3.6 billion from military construction cash for Trump's Mexico border wall

The funding is expected to cover only a miniscule 175 miles of the proposed 1,954-mile U.S.-Mexico border, a pet project of President Trump.

High school students, marine biologist among 34 presumed dead in fiery sinking of scuba boat off California coast
High school students, marine biologist among 34 presumed dead in fiery sinking of scuba boat off California coast

The only survivors were believed to be the captain and four crew members who were awake on the upper decks

25 dead in California boat fire as passengers on recreational scuba diving trip slept below deck
25 dead in California boat fire as passengers on recreational scuba diving trip slept below deck

The missing and dead were among 39 passengers and crew who had departed Santa Barbara's Channel Islands Harbor on Saturday aboard the boat Conception for a Labor Day weekend scuba diving trip

34 feared dead after boat catches fire off California's Santa Cruz Island, five people rescued so far: Officials
34 feared dead after boat catches fire off California's Santa Cruz Island, five people rescued so far: Officials

Coast Guard Los Angeles responded to reports of a fully engulfed boat fire off Santa Cruz Island around 5 am

Sirhan Sirhan, the man who shot Robert F Kennedy in 1968, stabbed in California prison
Sirhan Sirhan, the man who shot Robert F Kennedy in 1968, stabbed in California prison

Corrections officials reported that the alleged attacker has been identified and has been segregated from the rest of the prison population pending an investigation.

Angels' Tyler Skaggs choked to death after ingesting a fatal cocktail of fentanyl, oxycodone and alcohol, toxicology shows
Angels' Tyler Skaggs choked to death after ingesting a fatal cocktail of fentanyl, oxycodone and alcohol, toxicology shows

The 27-year-old Skaggs was found dead in his hotel room in the Dallas area July 1 before the start of what was supposed to be a four-game series against the Texas Rangers. The first game was postponed before the teams played the final three games.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand drops out of Democratic presidential bid: 'It's important to know when it's not your time'
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand drops out of Democratic presidential bid: 'It's important to know when it's not your time'

The decision came after Gillibrand failed to qualify for a Democratic debate next month in Houston amid surprisingly low polling and major fundraising struggles

KFC partners with Beyond Meat to test plant-based nuggets and boneless wings in Atlanta starting today
KFC partners with Beyond Meat to test plant-based nuggets and boneless wings in Atlanta starting today

California-based startup Beyond Meat said it developed the new product specifically for KFC. It's made with wheat protein coated in a proprietary breading.

SF restaurant owner says Bernie Sanders was rude to his staff and refused to take pictures: 'He did not even shake hands'
SF restaurant owner says Bernie Sanders was rude to his staff and refused to take pictures: 'He did not even shake hands'

Sanders was reportedly in San Francisco to attend the Democratic National Committee's summer meeting last week when the incident occurred at the iconic John's Grill

Trump-supporting Miss Nevada stripped of title for breaking 'no politics rule', accuses Miss America organizers of bias
Trump-supporting Miss Nevada stripped of title for breaking 'no politics rule', accuses Miss America organizers of bias

The removal of Katie Williams from the pageant set to be held this weekend in Long Beach, California, means that Nevada will not be represented during the contest

Vaping advocacy groups blame street vapes containing synthetic drugs for rise in lung illness after CDC cracks down on e-cigarettes
Vaping advocacy groups blame street vapes containing synthetic drugs for rise in lung illness after CDC cracks down on e-cigarettes

The American Vaping Association told MEAWW that the results of the CDC investigation will show that amateur-made street vapes containing THC or synthetic drugs were responsible for these illnesses and not nicotine vaping products.

Brave pit bull fights off 6-foot shark to save owner after predator bites man’s leg on California beach
Brave pit bull fights off 6-foot shark to save owner after predator bites man’s leg on California beach

The incident happened when James White accidentally caught a Sevengill while fishing on the shore of Bodega Bay in Sonoma County

California high school students seen giving Nazi salute as German WWII-era song plays in background in disturbing video
California high school students seen giving Nazi salute as German WWII-era song plays in background in disturbing video

The eight-second clip shows about 10 boys from Pacifica High School's water polo team at an off-site awards ceremony in December last year

Shark fin soup: US restaurants defy ban by churning out dish steeped in cruelty even as the predators continue to be decimated
Shark fin soup: US restaurants defy ban by churning out dish steeped in cruelty even as the predators continue to be decimated

As many as 73 million sharks are brutally mutilated every year just for their fins. While finning is banned in the US, buying and selling these fins is completely legal

Kennedy family tried to get help for Saoirse Hill's depression for months before her tragic death
Kennedy family tried to get help for Saoirse Hill's depression for months before her tragic death

Courtney Kennedy Hill, the 22-year-old's mother, told close family friend Luciana Klosterman they were “trying to find a place for Saoirse" in California

Girls are three times more likely to be victims of harassment amid rise in cyberbullying in US
Girls are three times more likely to be victims of harassment amid rise in cyberbullying in US

The survey does not address who the aggressors are, though girls were more likely to note that their bullies were perceived to have the ability to influence others

California model claims Jeffrey Epstein groped her while posing as Victoria’s Secret scout in 1997: 'His weapons were his hands'
California model claims Jeffrey Epstein groped her while posing as Victoria’s Secret scout in 1997: 'His weapons were his hands'

According to one of the earliest police reports against Jeffrey Epstein, he pretended to be a Victoria’s Secret talent scout to lure a California model to a hotel room in Santa Monica and tried to manhandle her in 1997.

Nevada man seen repeatedly punching sister, brother-in-law in front of horrified children at Disneyland faces 7 years in prison
Nevada man seen repeatedly punching sister, brother-in-law in front of horrified children at Disneyland faces 7 years in prison

Avery Robinson, 35, his sister, Andrea Robinson, 40, and her husband, Daman Petrie, 44, have all been charged in connection with the fight which broke out in the middle of Disneyland's Toontown

Trump says probe created 'phony cloud' over administration as Mueller warns of continued Russian interference
Trump says probe created 'phony cloud' over administration as Mueller warns of continued Russian interference

President Donald Trump said House committee hearings featuring testimony from Robert Mueller were "all nonsense," Mueller's performance was "obviously not very good" and accused him of not knowing about certain details of his investigation. Trump also called it a "devastating day" for the Democrats.

Woman supplies marijuana to her children, gets arrested after video showing them smoking goes viral on Snapchat
Woman supplies marijuana to her children, gets arrested after video showing them smoking goes viral on Snapchat

Elaina Kabler, 39, is facing three counts of supplying marijuana to a child under 12 and three counts of child endangerment in connection to the incident

Nike manager who accused black family of stealing $12 basketball that they had purchased gets fired
Nike manager who accused black family of stealing $12 basketball that they had purchased gets fired

Nike released an apology on Friday (19 July) and said that they had reached out to the family and expressed their 'deepest apologies'

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