Month: February 2017

2 suspects shot by deputies at San Manuel casino

The San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino remained open.”The Tribe and Casino do our utmost to ensure that our patrons and employees are in a safe environment when they visit the community and we are working with the Sheriff’s Office tonight as well,” casino officials said. SAN MANUEL, Calif. (KABC) — Two car-theft suspects were injured in a deputy-involved shooting at the San Manuel casino Wednesday night, officials said.The incident began when San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies responding to a stolen car report approached a vehicle on the fourth level of the casino’s parking structure, officials said. Shots were fired and the persons in the car attempted to drive off, making it only to the third level.They were taken into custody and transported to a local hospital.No further details were immediately available.

Suspect remains at large in murder of ex-girlfriend in San Bernardino

When officers arrived at the scene they found a woman down in the middle of the street bleeding.The woman, later identified as 31-year-old Darlene Vasquez Rubin of San Bernardino, was rushed to the St. Oldendorf (909) 384-5619. Jacinto’s vehicle was impounded from the complex, according to police.Authorities said Jacinto shot and killed Rubin after their relationship recently ended. Bernardine Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.Police and SWAT officers later surrounded an apartment complex in the 600 block of Central Avenue in Riverside searching for the suspected shooter, identified as 39-year-old Christian Jacinto of Riverside.Officials said they believed Jacinto was hiding in the complex, but when they made entry he was not inside. (KABC) — A suspect wanted in the murder of his ex-girlfriend in San Bernardino remains at large on Wednesday, according to authorities.San Bernardino police said they responded to a reported shooting in the 3600 block of Mount View Avenue at about 11:25 a.m. Rubin was a mother of two, according to officials.Anyone with information that could aid detectives in their investigation was urged to call Det. SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.


Chase suspect heads wrong way on 10 Fwy, crashes into CHP car

(KABC) — A suspect in a high-speed chase drove the wrong way on the 10 Freeway before smashing into a CHP cruiser, police said.The suspect tried to flee on foot across the freeway, but was taken into custody. The CHP officer involved in the crash was believed to have only suffered minor injuries. BALDWIN PARK, Calif. #TRAFFICALERT: Major backup on WB 10 Fwy in Baldwin Park after police #chase suspect crashes into CHP cruiser— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) February 2, 2017 The westbound side of the 10 freeway in the Baldwin Park area was shut down as emergency crews responded to the scene.The freeway was reopened by around 9:35 p.m. but the Francisquito onramp remained closed. The chase began in the El Monte area and the suspect – believed to be in a stolen car – drove the wrong way on the westbound side of the freeway, officers said.


Victims in Irvine fatal shooting ID’d as mother, brother of suspect

(KABC) — The victims in an Irvine double fatal shooting were identified as the mother and brother of the suspect in custody, police said Wednesday.The shooting victims were found Tuesday around 1 p.m. at a home on Crystal Circle in Irvine.Responding officers found another man at the scene, identified as Nolan Pascal Pillay, 37, and after investigating took him into custody for the shooting deaths.Witnesses reported hearing someone yelling “I’m sorry, I’m sorry” at the time of the shooting.The victims were identified as the suspect’s mother, Gloria Pillay, 58, and his brother, Arlyn Pillay, 35. IRVINE, Calif. Police said there were no other suspects and no danger to the community. Police say a gun was found inside the home.A nearby school was placed on lockdown as police investigated, but police said later there was no danger to children.Irvine is considered one of the safest cities in the United States for its size, with one of the lowest rates of violent crime per 100,000 residents in the country.


Santa Ana construction worker raises awareness of male breast cancer

“To be honest with you, I just never thought, I was never aware that it could happen to a man,” Manshack said.Although breast cancer is 100 times more common in women, oncologic surgeon Dr. “When he stood and looked at himself, one side was in and one side was normal.”Experts say men and women are basically the same when it comes to breast cancer symptoms and treatment, but men don’t do mammograms or self-exams and they take a lot longer getting to the doctor.Carpenter’s advice was to consult a doctor if you notice a lump or a change in one breast.Manshack discovered he carried the BRCA2 gene mutation increasing his risk for recurrence and other cancers. Michele Carpenter with St. After his doctor delivered some good news, Tim Manshack hugged his wife as he took another step in his fight against breast cancer. ORANGE, Calif. He opted for a double mastectomy.”Ten years from now, I don’t want to find out that yes it could come back, and I had a chance to head it off at the time,” Manshack said.Through the Male Breast Cancer Coalition, Manshack found a supportive brotherhood of fellow patients. Joseph Hospital in Orange says the number is growing among men.”There seems to be some inter-relationship with estrogen. (KABC) — It’s often viewed as a woman’s disease, but the American Cancer Society says about 2,500 men are diagnosed with breast cancer each year and about 500 die.One Santa Ana construction worker wants men to wake up to the fact that they can get breast cancer too. The estrogen in male fat is just like what there is in female fat stores,” she explained.The 55-year-old construction worker often supported relatives going through breast cancer by wearing a pink hat.But six months ago when he noticed an inverted nipple, he tried to ignore it.”There was some discomfort and so on, but I’m a man,” Manshack said. Carpenter described on a diagram how like in most men, Manshack’s tumor was right behind the nipple.”It was was pulling in on the ducts and his nipple was going in,” Carpenter described. He’s launched a GoFundMe page where you can learn more about men with breast cancer and his own personal battle. He feels it’s his mission to spread awareness.”I realized it became a responsibility that was bestowed on me,” Manshack said.Manshack’s medical bills are mounting.


WB 10 shut down in Baldwin Park after chase suspect crashes into CHP

#TRAFFICALERT: Major backup on WB 10 Fwy in Baldwin Park after police #chase suspect crashes into CHP cruiser— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) February 2, 2017 The westbound side of the 10 freeway in the Baldwin Park area was shut down as emergency crews responded to the scene.The freeway was reopened by around 9:35 p.m. The chase began in the El Monte area and the suspect – believed to be in a stolen car – drove the wrong way on the westbound side of the freeway, officers said. BALDWIN PARK, Calif. but the Francisquito onramp remained closed. (KABC) — A suspect in a high-speed chase drove the wrong way on the 10 Freeway before smashing into a CHP cruiser, police said.The suspect tried to flee on foot across the freeway, but was taken into custody. The CHP officer involved in the crash was believed to have only suffered minor injuries.


Fullerton students arrested for alleged school shooting plot

They had also set a series of explosive devices throughout the school.Police served search warrants at multiple locations in Anaheim. Coyle at (714)738-3156 or provide an anonymous tip to OC Crime Stoppers at 1(855)TIP-OCCS. FULLERTON, Calif. They were being held at Orange County Juvenile Hall.It was not immediately clear if they had access to weapons.Police asked anyone with more information to contact Fullerton PD School Resource Officer A. (KABC) — Two Fullerton high school students were arrested for allegedly plotting a school shooting that they were overheard describing as “bigger than Columbine,” police said.Police say two students of Troy High School were overheard at an athletic event Tuesday night discussing plans to “shoot up.” Police say they described their plot as “bigger than Columbine.” They also allegedly discussed different types of firearms to use and their effectiveness.A witness took a picture of the two students and provided information to a Fullerton Police Department school resource officer.Police and school officials identified the two students and say an investigation reveals the two conducted online research about school shootings, including weapons and past shootings like Columbine.The 1999 shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado killed 12 students and one teacher before the two shooters killed themselves. The two 16-year-old students were detained for making criminal threats and conspiracy to commit a felony.


‘North Shore’ actor Gregory Harrison still devoted to surfing 30 years after film

He eventually bought a home just above the famous Rincon surf spot near Santa Barbara. He quietly observed when the movie “The Glass Bottom Boat” with Doris Day was filmed on his family boat in 1965. “I was hooked.” At the same time, he was intrigued when film crews came to the island looking for a tropical setting. “Someone had seen him surfing, and word spread in a little town like that in minutes,” Harrison said. “I was 15 years old and I realized what they were doing wasn’t a magical process, it was something I could do.” Harrison moved to the mainland and made a name for himself in television shows such as “Logan’s Run” and “Centennial,” then the series “Trapper John, M.D.” Meanwhile, his passion remained strong for surfing, and he traveled to places such as Bali, Tahiti and Australia. Some of the older men on the island got longboards, He was 9 when his dad took him and a few buddies to surf. “I remember the first wave I bellied in on a board,” said Harrison, now 66.
But it was the surf stars he was acting alongside on this movie, famous surfers such as Laird Hamilton and Gerry Lopez, who made him tongue-tied.“They were my childhood heroes,” said Harrison, who played the fatherly Zen character of Chandler in the cult classic. “I don’t ever get that in professional acting; I don’t feel that way any more. But I’m still a kid when it comes to surfers.” Gregory Harrison already was an accomplished actor when he was cast for the film “North Shore.”He was a celebrity often surrounded by Hollywood’s elite.

I was going to do what I loved to do already,” he said. He was 37 when a friend brought him the script for the role of Chandler in “North Shore.” “It seemed like a dream job. I was obviously right for it. It wasn’t a challenging role … “I had been surfing the North Shore for 20 years when I got cast in the movie. it was an aspect of myself that already exists.”In the film, a young, ambitious surfer named Rick Kane, winner of a wave pool contest in Arizona, heads to Hawaii to take on big waves on the North Shore. Along the way, he meets pro surfers including Mark Occhilupo and comes up against his nemesis, played by Laird Hamilton, in a surf contest.
Harrison grew up on Catalina Island, where his grandfather migrated to start a glass-bottom boat company. The 1987 film turns 30 this year, and Harrison will speak today at the International Surfing Museum in Huntington Beach as part of the new “On the Couch” series, in which Peter “PT” Townend, professional surfing’s first world champion, hosts a dialogue with well-known surfers. In 1959, however, a tourist came to the island with board in arm to ride waves on the south side of the small island, where only about 2,000 people lived. His father ran the boats, and he was in line to take over the family business.


UC Berkeley protests over Breitbart editor turn violent

Yiannopoulos spoke Monday night at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, where he drew a diverse crowd of opponents and supporters. “Chancellor Dirks in his statement said the Constitution does not allow him to restrict free speech, and that’s not true,” said protest organizer Mukund Rathi. Berkeley officials told ABC7 News they have outside police agencies ready if necessary to keep the same sort of scene from forming at Berkeley.”We are confident that we have the plan and the pieces in place,” said Dan Mogulof of UC Berkeley. speech. Yiannopulos had also been scheduled to speak to Republicans at UCLA on Thursday, but that appearance had also been canceled, prior to the Berkeley protests.A Facebook posting last week from the Bruin Republicans said the group’s board decided they will no longer be able to host Yiannopulos.Among the reasons: “We were unable to accommodate the long list of requirements that were set forth by Milo’s team.” The group also noted that safety was a concern given the violent protests at several of his events.But an additional note in the post contradicts some of the initial letter, stating: “To clarify: we are not canceling the event due to the threat of protestors. The sold-out event was sponsored by the Cal Poly chapter of the College Republicans and not by the university itself.He has yet to step foot on campus, but the famous provocateur is stirring debate and prompting protests at Berkeley.The barricades are up for the crowds expected ahead of Yiannopulous’ speech.”We’re doing this because we feel like we want to exercise our free speech,” said President of the Berkeley College Republicans Jose Diaz. Cal State police monitored the crowd closely. Davis was canceled at the last minute due to security concerns.U.C. DAVIS, Calif. between both sides on the Cal campus ahead of Yiannopoulos’ 8 p.m. He’s been called a spokesperson for the so-called “alt-right” movement for his extreme views on Islam, social justice, and political correctness.WATCH LIVE: Violent protests force cancellation of Yiannopulous speechHe’s a self-proclaimed “internet troll” who has been widely criticized for being racist and misogynistic. The event is sponsored by the Berkeley College Republicans. Milo canceled on us due to the fact that we could not meet his accommodations.” A similar event at UC Davis was also canceled.The 32-year-old Greek-born British journalist is a senior editor for the conservative news and opinion website. as the event approached, with demonstrators lighting fires and fireworks on the Cal campus. “The law, ample court precedent, and the Supreme Court could not be clearer that this event is fully and completely protected by the first amendment.” Berkeley campus. “We want to bring someone here on campus to help speak on issues that sort of opens the dialogue.”But there are many others who believe Yiannopulous’ rhetoric is hateful, even dangerous, and has no place on a public university campus. — A planned appearance Wednesday by controversial internet figure Milo Yiannopulos, an editor for the conservative website Breitbart was cancelled after protests turned violent on the U.C. “Universities restrict free speech all the time for educational and security reasons.”Last month, Yiannopoulos’ planned appearance at U.C. Video shows fireworks being set off at UC Berkeley amid protest over #MiloYiannopoulos— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) February 2, 2017 Passions started flaring around 4 p.m. Extra police officers were called to monitor the event.The protests turned violent shortly before 5 p.m.


Suspect remains at large in murder of girlfriend in San Bernardino

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. Officials said they believed Jacinto was hiding in the complex, but when they made entry he was not inside.Jacinto’s vehicle was impounded from the complex, according to police. The victim was a mother of two, according to officials. (KABC) — A suspect wanted in the murder of his girlfriend in San Bernardino remains at large on Wednesday, according to authorities.San Bernardino police and SWAT officers surrounded an apartment complex in the 600 block of Central Avenue in Riverside searching for 39-year-old Christian Jacinto. Authorities said Jacinto was wanted for murdering his girlfriend in San Bernardino earlier Wednesday morning.


David Lynch films at the Egyptian among movie screenings in the Los Angeles area

10. Most tickets $11; $9 seniors and students. www.americancinematheque.comAmerican Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre: David Lynch Plus: “Mulholland Drive” (2001) and “Sunset Boulevard” (2001), 7:30 p.m. 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. “The Man Who Fell to Earth” (1976), 7:30 p.m. 3; “The Gold Rush” (1925) and “The Kid” (1921), 7:30 p.m. Feb. 323-466-3456. Feb. Feb. 9. Feb. Most tickets $11; $9 seniors and students. “Robocop” (1987), 7:30 p.m. Feb. 323-466-3456. 9 (Spielberg Theatre). 5. American Cinematheque at the Aero: Charlie Chaplin: “Modern Times” (1936) and “City Lights” (1931), 7:30 p.m. 4; Chaplain at Essanay Film Manufacturing Co., 2 p.m. 4. “Dark Night” (2016), 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Feb. 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. Feb. Feb. 3; “Blue Velvet” (1986) and “All That Heaven Allows” (1955), 7:30 p.m.

Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. 2701 N. www.lapl.orgFilm at Los Angeles County Museum of Art: “It Happened One Night” (1934), 1 p.m. www.lacma.comMovie at Skirball Cultural Center: “Dear White People” (2014), 1:30 p.m. Feb. Tickets $4. 310-440-4500. 7771 Foothill Blvd., Tujunga. Movie at Sunland-Tujunga Branch Library: “Gods of Egypt” (2016), 5 p.m. Free with museum admission $12; $9 ages 65 and older. 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 818-352-4481. 6. 323-857-6010. Feb. 7. 7. Feb.

10; “Much Ado About Nothing” (1993), Feb. Feb. “True Romance” (1993), 11:59 p.m. Feb. 6, with “Eyes of Texas” (1948), 8:10 p.m. 7165 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles. 17. Feb. 8-9. Kiddie Matinee: “Paper Moon” (1973), 2 p.m. Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Santa Monica areaMovie at Studio City Branch Library: “America’s Shakespeare: The Bard Goes West” movie series: “Kiss Me Kate” (1953), 2:30 today; “Big Business” (1988), Feb. 4-5. 6. “Riders of the Whispering Pines” (1949), 6:30 p.m. “Donnie Brasco” (1997), 7:30, with “The Gang Who Couldn’t Shoot Straight” (1971), 10:05 p.m. 5 and 7:30 p.m. 323-938-4038. p.m. 5 and 9:10 p.m. Most tickets $8. 3-4. 818-755-7873. Feb. www.lapl.orgBeverly Cinema: “Adrian Lyne’s Lolita” (1997), 7, with “High School Girl” (1974), 9:34 p.m. 12511 Moorpark St. Feb. 3. Feb. Feb. Feb.
818-243-4112. Feb. Feb. The Cinema of Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet: “Workers, Peasants” (2000) and “Sicilia!” (1998), 7:30 p.m. 5. Broadway, Glendale. 4; “Hester Street” (1975) and “The Gold Diggers” (1983), 7 p.m. Armenian Film Society: “Autumn of the Magician” (2009, documentary), 7:30 p.m. Feb. www.abrilbooks.comUCLA Film & Television Archive at the Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum: Women and Film in the 1970s and 1980s: “Desert Hearts” (1986), 7:30 p.m. Abril Bookstore, 415 E. Tickets $10 online reserved; $9. Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 6. 310-206-3456. 3. www.cimema.ucla.ed/billy-wilder-theater Feb.


‘Last Five Years’ is a wrenching tale of a failed marriage at the La Mirada Theatre

If you want to see the birth, evolution and death of a love affair from heartwarming start to heart-wrenching end, you need look no further than “The Last Five Years.”Jason Robert Brown based the story and characters on his own failed marriage, and in many ways, the play retells a tale familiar to most via “A Star Is Born”: In “The Last Five Years,” Brown tracks the growing fame of novelist Jamie Wellerstein and the parallel professional decline of wife Cathy Hiatt, an actress, from their first date five years earlier to their final separation in the present.
La Mirada Theatre and McCoy Rigby Productions’ compelling staging of the 2002 off-Broadway show enhances the musical’s poignancy, a trait underscored by Brown’s structure: While Jamie’s side of the story is told chronologically, Cathy’s take is conveyed in reverse order, starting with her lament “Still Hurting” just after the marriage has imploded.Thus, as we first see Jamie (Devin Archer) as he grows more enamored of Cathy, then watch as his growing fame adversely affects his love for her, we first witness Cathy (Natalie Storrs) as grief-stricken, then struggling with marriage and career, smitten with her soon-to-be husband and, finally, walking on air over having found someone like Jamie.

★★&#x2605When: Through Feb. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday.Where: La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd., La MiradaTickets: $20-$70.Length: 1 hr., 15 mins. Wednesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. (no intermission).Suitability: Adults and teens (for content and tone).Information: 714-994-6310, 562-944-9801; 12. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m.
images that dissolve into a panoply of photos from the couple’s wedding day.Yet not all of “Last Five Years” is about the extremes of joy and sadness: Brown expertly interweaves the subtleties of every romantic scenario while adding plenty of in-jokes about the theater world.Standout performancesBrown’s triple-threat skills surface in the book’s deft detailing of its two characters, endlessly clever and inventive lyrics, and a score that draws upon a wide range of musical genres, including pop, rock, classical, jazz, folk, Latin and klezmer. They exit the boat and enter a heavily forested glade, showered with heart-shaped petals both actual and virtual.
Key sceneThe single common point at which the story lines intersect is in the key song “The Next Ten Minutes,” in which the couple take a boat ride in Central Park and Jamie proposes marriage. During “Ten Minutes,” the large upstage screen behind the couple first shows the waterway and its banks as the actors ride in a small boat seamlessly blended with the visuals. The absorbing effect of the structure is in itself enough to imbue that scene with complexity and meaning, but director Nick DeGruccio’s staging and the finely calibrated work of Archer and Storrs amplify its emotional intensity.So does Keith Skretch’s video design, as potent as any of this production’s considerably affecting elements.


LA Opera’s ‘Abduction from the Seraglio’ is a ticket-worthy ride

He was young, free of the domination of his Salzburg master, the archbishop, and in love with Constanze Weber, who would soon become his bride. He had also completed a German singspiel (an opera with spoken dialogue) called the “The Abduction From the Seraglio,” commissioned for his newly adopted city of Vienna. And while the work lacks the emotional depth and orchestral texturing that would define his later operas, “The Abduction” abounds in “Turkish” pomp, several stunning arias, and a climactic second-act quartet that is Mozart at his best. And while none of these connections were planned, they became a topic of conversation during the opera’s two intermissions as people checked their smartphones for the latest updates.Meanwhile, back in the 18th century, Mozart was flying high in 1782.
The clever cut-away set design by Allen Moyer depicts the carriage’s interior and servant’s quarters, as station platforms and farmlands glide by the windows. As the opera begins, Belmonte has arrived at the Pasha’s palace determined to rescue his beloved.LA Opera’s production, however, follows a different set of tracks. It is also a classic “rescue opera.” Belmonte and Konstanze, a pair of Spanish nobles, have been separated after the ship carrying her was attacked by pirates, resulting in her being sold (along with her maid, Blonde, and Belmonte’s servant, Pedrillo) to the Muslim potentate, Pasha Selim. Originally produced in 1998 by Houston Grand Opera, the action takes place in the Pasha’s private car aboard the Orient Express as it makes its way from Istanbul to Paris.

★★★&#xbdWhen: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16; 2 p.m. Grand Ave., Los Angeles.Running time: 2 hrs., 55 mins., with two intermissions.Suitability: Not appropriate for younger children.Information: 213-972-8001, Saturday, Wednesday and Feb. 12 and 19.Where: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N.

Current politics and 18th- century opera collided Saturday as Los Angeles Opera presented Mozart’s “The Abduction From the Seraglio.”Updated to the 1920s and set aboard the Orient Express, it was impossible not to make a connection between Mozart’s “refugees” crossing borders between the Muslim East and Christian West at the same time a similar drama was playing out at airports across the country. It also gave added resonance to the opera’s final proclamation that ultimately, forgiveness is more powerful than vengeance.
Accentuated by the fine, mostly young cast, (costumed by Anna R. Unfortunately, James Robinson’s otherwise able direction at times degenerates into silliness akin to the Marx Brothers on the Orient Express.Tenor Joel Prieto, a dapper college student armed with tennis racket and ukulele, plays the ardent Belmonte. Whether it entirely makes sense proves less important than the antics and abundance of lyricism that accompanies the journey. Oliver) and the pinpoint conducting of James Conlon, the production is a tasty Mozartian confection. He has deduced that his abducted love, Konstanze (sung mellifluously by soprano Sally Matthews), her servant, Blonde (the bright-voiced So Young Park), and his servant, Pedrillo (tenor Brenton Ryan), along with Pasha Selim (a speaking role played by Hamish Linklater), and his harem-keeper, Osmin (imposing bass, Morris Robinson) are all on board.


10 best Super Bowl halftime shows of all time

Write it down: When Lady Gaga wraps her performance at Super Bowl LI in Houston on Sunday, after the smoke clears and the confetti settles, Gaga will crack the Top 5 on our list of the all-time greatest Super Bowl halftime shows.Call it a hunch, call it an educated guess, but Lady Gaga just strikes us as someone who will bring her A-plus-plus game to this stage sandwiched in the middle of a game that often isn’t as interesting or exciting as the extras that accompany it on television.You might think she’s still the meat-dress-wearing weirdo who burst onto the scene in 2008 with her debut album and its chart-topping singles “Just Dance” and “Poker Face,” but if you’ve been paying attention she’s gotten much more accessible — singing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl a year ago, wowing the world with her performance at the Oscars, releasing her most straight-ahead rock (and almost country-sounding) album “Joanne” in the fall — while not losing any of her quirky artistry and independence along the way.

Will there be a guest performer or two? Tony Bennett, with whom Lady Gaga has recorded an album of standards and toured will be present in a prerecorded bit before the halftime show — possibly with Lady, as he’s known to call her — and Beyoncé could make it two years in a row as a scene-stealing guest, but we’ve got a feeling it will be mostly a solo set.Time will tell whether we’re right about how good this will be, so for now, let’s go to the list of the Top 10 halftime shows in the first 50 years of the Super Bowl, with a bit more movement in the rankings this year than in recent years given our changing views on what rocked and what did not.

25-1. Gaga’s bellybutton being visible when she comes on stage? After all, she can make any points she wants through the selection of her songs. Think someone is going to fall off the stage? That’s a 5-8 bet. “Born This Way,” which oddsmakers have as a 13-2 pick to show up in her set, is an anthem of freedom and empowerment for oft-oppressed groups such as women and members of the LGBT community, for instance.And yes, you can bet actual money on elements of the halftime show: Odds that Gaga makes an anti-Trump statement either visually or vocally are a fairly short 10-13. Someone on stage catching on fire? That’s a 12-1 bet.

In other words, she’s poised to reach everyone from her adoring Little Monsters, some of whom will no doubt be present as fans on the field while she sings, to the Bud drinkers at home who’ll pause mid-dip-of-the-chip and wonder how she won them over.The question of whether Lady Gaga will get political at the Super Bowl created a minor stir recently when one TV show reported that the NFL had banned her from saying anything controversial while in the spotlight. The NFL and Gaga’s camp both said that wasn’t so and it doesn’t seem like the kind of thing she’d force into her set even given her support of Democrat Hillary Clinton before the presidential election and her protesting of President Donald Trump after it.


Get the first look at the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra leader

When: Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach.Tickets: $25 and up.Information: 562-436-3203 Ext. 1, www.long Saturday.Where: Terrace Theater, 300 E.

concert. When the German-born conductor takes over the position for the 2017-18 season under a three-year agreement, he will be in charge of programing and conducting all six Classical Series concerts, Youth Concerts and one Pops! Saturday’s concert, however, is part of the 2016-17 season that includes five other guest conductors with music programed by Kelly Lucera, the symphony’s executive director. Preu was named as the new conductor and musical director of the Long Beach Symphony in August following a more than two-year search that included nine guest conductors who took the stage in hopes of earning the job of musical director.
You can say that after they had written those pieces or performed those pieces, the musical world was a different place,” he said referring to Debussy’s “The Afternoon of a Faun” and Berlioz’ “Symphonie Fantastique.” The night of music features Camille Saint-Sean’s “Danse Macabre,” Paul Dukas’ “Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” which many will recognize from Disney’s 1940 animated film “Fantasia,” Claude Debussy’s prelude to “The Afternoon of a Faun,” and Hector Berlioz’s “Symphonie Fantastique.”Preu described the repertoire as a collection of music “programed for the audience to love you.”“When you have the Debussy and the Berlioz, these are two pieces that are truly revolutionary.
“While we’ve seen him perform here before and we were so excited about him as part of the guest conductors during the search, to actually have him return as the music director at this event is a dream come true,” she said The night of music comes after a busy week in Long Beach, where the new music director met with residents, seniors, symphony volunteers and patrons.Before the main show, Preu also was scheduled to lead four free Symphony Concerts for Young People on Wednesday and Thursday.Those shows were projected to bring 12,000 Long Beach fourth- and fifth-grade students to the Terrace Theater for a free concert.


While his new job doesn’t officially begin until October, Maestro Eckart Preu will return Saturday to lead the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra onstage, but this time it’ll be as the organization’s new music director designate in a night that features a repertoire of energetic, fun and celebratory music by French composers.“This is an exciting program for the orchestra to play and also for the audience and the conductor,” Preu said during a phone interview. “It’s a program that’s fun for everybody, and I hope that will translate into a very joyful exciting atmosphere.”


Crunch Fitness offering bungee cord workout

A trauma surgeon and a doctor in exercise science, he was using it as a rehab tool for his athletes. BURBANK, Calif. Then it’s onto Superman-type flies, jumping jacks, sprints, and all kinds of crazy push ups.”We probably did more than 100 push ups in this class. Everything you’re doing in this class is core focused,” said Hogan.If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush, the class launched at both Burbank and West Hollywood locations on Wednesday.If you’re not a member, head to their website and download a class pass to try it for free. At first blush it appears they’re just hanging around, but it’s harder than it looks.”It’s cardio, it’s strength, it’s abs and you get to fly,” said Crunch regional group fitness director Kendell Hogan. A typical class you couldn’t get through that in one block, but with bungee you just knock em out,” Hogan explained.There are many things the bungee makes easier, like running and push ups, but there’s also times when participants have to hold and stabilize their muscles.”What’s great about it is, it’s going to improve your balance, your core stability. He took a swimmer who was not being able to swim to winning a gold medal,” Hogan said.The bungee apparatus is called the “4D Pro.”Hogan said Crunch is the first gym to implement it in a group exercise class in the United States.”I just like the whole flying thing and trying to do a hand stand in it,” student Jenae Patterson said.The 4D Pro helps master a handstand as it assists balance. Hogan emphasizes the format goes well beyond bouncing around. (KABC) — Working hard or hardly working? First students are measured for a perfect fit to ensure they don’t bottom out. There’s actually a science to it.”It’s was created by a doctor in Germany. This warm up for a class called Adrenaline Rush at Crunch Fitness in Burbank certainly looks fun.


VIDEO: San Bernardino County deputy threatens man trying to file report

(KABC) — A San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputy was under investigation Wednesday after being accused of threatening to arrest a man who was trying to file a report at the station in Victorville.Duncan Hicks said he went to the station to file a report but during his visit, he said the deputy was rude and refused to take a proper report. He was about to leave but decided to go back inside – this time with his cellphone recording. I’m getting tired of you and you’re about to go to jail, just so you know,” the deputy is heard saying in the video.The encounter took place on Jan. “Recording me like that — that’s illegal without my knowledge. “You know what, man? 20th. VICTORVILLE, Calif. Hicks said he needed to file a report involving a child custody issue he was having. You’ll go to jail, you understand that?” the deputy is heard saying. Instead, he said the deputy dismissed him and told him he was having “baby mama drama.””I’ll create something, you understand? You want to go to jail for that, too?” The sheriff’s department said it’s investigating and there is no policy in place that prohibits recording of its employees.Hicks said the department did reach out to offer an apology and told him the deputy was having a bad day.Even so, hicks said he wants the deputy fired.


Home invasion robbery suspects sought in Hollywood

HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Los Angeles police were searching for two suspects who fled the scene of a home invasion robbery in Hollywood Wednesday afternoon.A perimeter was set up near Yucca Street and Wilcox Avenue after two men robbed a man at his home in the 1700 block of Wilcox at about 1:30 p.m., according to authorities from the LAPD. Police and K-9 units were surrounding an apartment building in the area in search of the suspects, who are believed to be armed.No injuries were reported in the incident. @LAPD looking for 2 home invasion suspects @Hollywood. Details coming up @ABC7 at 4— Sid Garcia (@abc7sid) February 1, 2017 The victim chased the robbers down for about a block but the suspects got away, authorities said.


El Camino College Compton locked down as gang shooting investigated

Investigators said the incident appeared to be a gang-related drive-by shooting.The suspects, identified as three males, ages 15-19, in a light silver Pontiac Grand Prix, apparently didn’t hit anyone in the shooting, but multiple bullet casings were found at the scene.Their attempt to drive away was hindered by a collision with a dark gray Toyota Camry that was not involved in the shooting.They then fled on foot toward the area of the east side of the campus.Police locked down the campus while they searched for the suspects, but were unable to find them and lifted the lockdown by around 4:20 p.m.Long Beach police say they were unable to locate a victim and it appears no one was injured by the gunfire. at 68th Street and Gale Avenue, in a residential Long Beach neighborhood about two blocks from the campus. The two vehicles involved in the crash were towed from the scene.Long Beach police asked anyone with information to call the Gang Enforcement Section at (562)570-7370. Anonymous tips may be provided to LA Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at (KABC) — The campus of El Camino College Compton was placed on lockdown for a short time Wednesday afternoon as police searched for three suspects involved in a nearby drive-by shooting in Long Beach.The shooting occurred around 3:25 p.m. LONG BEACH, Calif.


LAPD investigating body found at Echo Park Lake

ECHO PARK, LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Police are investigating the discovery of a body at Echo Park Lake.A police officer on foot patrol near the park was flagged down around 4 p.m. It was not immediately known if the cause of death was accidental or homicide. on a report of a body in the water.Police and fire officials responded and pulled a male adult body out of the water.