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Redondo Beach Officials Use Tiny Homes to Help Solve Homelessness Crisis

Officials in Redondo Beach, California, are turning to tiny homes to help solve the city’s homelessness problem. The city’s homeless population is estimated to be less than 200, a small number compared to other cities in Southern California. However, officials are experimenting with ways to meet the growing need, ABC 7 reported Friday. “We have…

Nashville Police Chief: Police Were Responding to Shots Fired Call, Came Across RV with...

During a press conference to provide updates on the explosion in Nashville on Friday, Nashville Police Chief John Drake stated that police responded to a shots fired call, and then “encountered an RV that had a recording saying that a potential bomb would detonate within 15 minutes.” Drake said, “This morning, around 5:30 a.m., officers…

Tunnel to Towers Foundation Pays Off Mortgage for Fallen Police Officer’s Family

A fallen police officer’s family in Tulsa, Oklahoma, no longer have to worry about paying their mortgage thanks to a nonprofit’s gift. The Tunnel to Towers Foundation announced Saturday it paid off Sergeant Craig Johnson’s mortgage through its Fallen First Responder program, News On 6 reported. The 15-year Tulsa Police Department veteran was shot multiple times…

Toy Store Owner Whose Business Went Under Donates Inventory to Charity

A toy store owner whose business closed for good during the coronavirus pandemic donated her remaining inventory to a charity for kids fighting cancer. Marie Liburdi, the owner of Teaching Toys, said she felt inspired to help after watching a news segment on the Bottomless Toy Chest, an organization that delivers toys year-round to pediatric…

VIDEO: Two Women Get into Scuffle at Walmart over PS5

Two women got into a scuffle over a PS5 game console at a North Carolina Walmart this week, leaving both brawlers bruised and empty-handed. A video of their brawl has since gone viral on Twitter: Bruh 🏾‍♂️ pic.twitter.com/0otB4kd8kA — “Is Jamal Coming?” (@__justkeith) December 15, 2020 Both women pummeled each other over the hot-ticket item…

San Francisco Mayor London Breed Attended Birthday Party at French Laundry

San Francisco Mayor London Breed attended a birthday party at the high-end French Laundry restaurant in Napa Valley — one day after Gov. Gavin Newsom did the same, and three days before banning indoor dining at restaurants in her own city. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Tuesday: Breed took a few days off after election day…

Southern California Edison: 16,000+ Customers Still Without Power

Southern California Edison said Friday that over 16,000 customers are without power as the utility company continues its shutoffs due to what it claims are elevated windy conditions. The areas impacted by the shutoffs are Los Angeles Orange, Kern, San Bernardino, and Ventura counties. CBS Los Angeles notes: “Shutoffs are designed to reduce the risk of…

VIDEO: Man with Flamethrower Stands on Top of NYC Bus, Fires at Public

A man with a flamethrower hopped from an ice cream truck to a New York City bus before using the flamethrower to fire away at the public, according to a video. The video, which was shared Tuesday afternoon on social media, showed the shirtless man shooting a flamethrower on top of an MTA bus in…

Journalist Alleges Sexual Harassment by Rick Jacobs, Aide to L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti

Yashar Ali, a contributor to New York magazine and HuffPost who is a ubiquitous presence on Twitter, alleged Monday evening that he was sexually harassed by Rick Jacobs, a key political advisor to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. In July, Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Officer Matthew Garza sued the city, claiming that Jacobs had sexually harassed…

VIDEO: 5-Year-Old Girl Rescues Swan from Storm Drain

A five-year-old Merrick, New York, girl, with help from some first responders and animal control, rescued a swan from a storm drain, according to ABC7NY. Video footage showed the girl on a walk with her grandmother when she noticed the trapped swan. Without hesitation, she texted her dad using Siri on her grandmother’s phone. “Daddy,…

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