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New Drink Order Aimed At Saving Women In Danger At Bars

HERMOSA BEACH (    —   It’s a new drink order that is aimed at helping women in trouble. It’s called an Angel Shot. Women can order the shot, discreetly, if they feel they are in danger or at the very least, uncomfortable. At Patrick Molloy’s in Hermosa Beach bartenders have an ear out for a drink order not on the menu. KCAL 9’s Cristy Fajardo says ladies can discreetly signal they need help by ordering the angel shot. “Guys take it to another level,” says bar manager Vi Nguyen. “And it happens with girls, the opposite, too.  But we’re more concerned with making sure our customers are safe.” Nguyen heard about a similar program in the U.K. and suggested Molloy’s do the same. For the last four months a sign in the ladies room has explained the code Order an angel shot neat and someone will walk you to your car. On the rocks? The bar will call you a ride. Order the shot with a lime and the bar will call police. “It kinda makes sense cause we’re in an era where there’s a lot of stuff going on,” says bar patron Sierra Shotts. “I think it’s a good idea,” said one woman, “I think a lot more bars around here should do it.” The idea is catching on. Several of Molloy’s neighbors have adopted the code. Nguyen says she often sees women in uncomfortable situations and is grateful she found a way to make them feel safe on the bar stools To date, no patron has asked for an angel shot. “And I’m glad no one has [had to],” Nguyen said. “But if they do, we are here for them.” Read More »

Murder In Apple Valley Home Of Church Minister

APPLE VALLEY ( —  A homicide occurred inside the Apple Valley home of a church minister. That much has been confirmed by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. What hasn’t been confirmed yet by police is whether the man who lived there — a minister and an elder at a nearby church — was the victim of the crime. Joe Alexander and his son Anthony Brandon said they had to see for themselves after they got an unnerving call about their close friend who lived in the home on the 12700 block of Kiowa Road in Apple Valley. “He’s a stand up man. Man of God. Loved the word. Loved the Lord,” said Brandon. “I would just go to his house to say hello to him. We’d have bible study right then and there. And get into prayer.” Alexander said he hadn’t heard from the man who lived there in about a week. Today another friend stopped by to do a welfare check. A neighbor who didn’t want to go on camera said the friend was able to get inside and found a body. Other neighbors said the deadly discovery is upsetting. “Be alert of your surroundings,” said neighbor Edna Smith. “That’s all I can say. Keep your doors locked.” Read More »

Down Early, Angels Rally To Beat Red Sox, 7-3

ANAHEIM (AP)   —   Andrelton Simmons drove in three runs, including a go-ahead two-run homer, Albert Pujols went 3 for 4 with two RBIs and the Los Angeles Angels rallied for a 7-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night. Simmons hit his 10th homer of the season to left and put the Angels ahead 4-3 in the third inning after falling behind early. Pujols doubled to score Yunel Escobar and Mike Trout to start the four-run outburst. Pujols became the 26th player to score 1,700 runs when he touched home plate after Simmons went deep. Pujols joins Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth, Alex Rodriguez and Willie Mays in amassing at least 600 home runs and 1,700 runs. JC Ramirez (9-8) recorded his second win at home in 11 starts, striking out six while allowing one earned run and five hits in six innings. David Price (5-3) gave up five earned runs and seven hits in five innings, allowing more than three earned runs for only the second time this year. The Red Sox got off to another fast start after scoring five runs in the first inning on Friday. Hanley Ramirez had an RBI single to start the game, and the Red Sox got two runs in the second after the Angels’ franchise-record streak of 14 games without an error ended when Ramirez couldn’t make the catch to complete a double play while covering first. Mookie Betts hit his 31st double to knock in a run and then was driven in by Andrew Benintendi for a 3-0 lead. However, the Angels were able to respond after dropping the series opener. They added two runs in the fifth when Simmons singled, again bringing home Pujols, and he scored on a throwing error by shortstop Xander Bogaerts. Trout picked up an RBI in the sixth, giving him five in seven games this home stand. TRAINER’S ROOM Red Sox: INF Josh Rutledge (concussion) is likely to come off the disabled list on Monday. . Mitch Moreland was in the starting lineup at DH for the first time this season. Angels: LHP Tyler Skaggs (strained oblique) pitched four innings in a rehab start for Triple-A Salt Lake, giving up three earned runs and six hits. UP NEXT Red Sox: RHP Rick Porcello (4-12, 4.60 ERA) has just one win in his last 10 starts, but it came against the Angels last month. Porcello has allowed two earned runs in 14 innings over his last two starts, striking out 13 without allowing a walk in that span, and still took the loss in both outings. Angels: RHP Parker Bridwell (3-1, 3.18 ERA) went a career-high 6 2/3 innings to pick up the win against the Red Sox last month. Bridwell has held opponents to two earned runs or fewer in five of his last six starts. (@Copyright 2017. The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may bot be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Read More »

Dodgers 3-Home Run Night Burns Atlanta, 6-2

LOS ANGELES  (AP)   —  Chris Taylor drove in three runs with a home run and a triple, and Corey Seager and Chase Utley hit solo home runs as the Los Angeles Dodgers snapped a two-game losing streak with a 6-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night. Ending the two-game hiccup which saw the Dodgers outscored 18-6, Los Angeles has won 32 of 38, and 19 of 22 at Dodger Stadium, for the best record in baseball. The Dodgers’ 67-31 mark is their best through 98 games since the Brooklyn Dodgers were 69-29 in 1942. Taylor, who entered the game as part of a double-switch in the seventh, led off the bottom of the inning by driving an 0-1 pitch from Julio Teheran 400 feet into the left field bleachers, giving the Dodgers a 4-2 lead. Taylor added a two-run triple off reliever Luke Jackson with two outs in the eighth for the final margin. Dodgers starter Rich Hill (7-4) struck out eight as he held the Braves to two runs and six hits over 6 1/3 innings, winning his third decision over his last four starts. Seager put Los Angeles ahead 1-0 in the first by crushing a 93 mph, 3-2 fastball from Teheran (7-8) 10 rows into the centerfield bleachers with one out in the first. The blast, Seager’s 16th of the season, was measured at 433 feet. Utley made it 2-0 by leading off the third with his sixth home run. The game turned the Dodgers’ way with two outs in the sixth. The score was tied 2-2 with Yasmani Grandal on third when Yasiel Puig hit a soft roller down the third base line. Grandal broke for home, Teheran came off the mound to field the ball and, making the only play he could, threw from foul territory to catcher Tyler Flowers ahead of Grandal. However, as Grandal approached the plate, he put his fists to his chin, bracing for a collision, and, as Flowers tagged him on his forearms, jarred the ball loose, giving the Dodgers a 3-2 lead. The Braves had tied the game 2-2 on Matt Kemp’s RBI single with two outs in the fifth. One batter earlier, Freddie Freeman drove in Atlanta’s first run with a groundout. Kemp, Atlanta’s left fielder, made the defensive play of the game to end the bottom of the fourth. The former Dodger robbed Grandal of an extra-base hit with a back-handed, head-first diving catch of a ball slicing away from him just inside the left field line. With a single in the first inning, Nick Markakis of the Braves moved within 10 hits of 2,000. The Dodgers’ longest losing streak this year is three games, which they have reached three times. TAKING NOTHING FOR GRANTED After back-to-back losses and being outscored 18-6 after a stretch of 31 wins in 35 games, the team with the best record in baseball held a pre-game team meeting on Saturday. Manager Dave Roberts said the message was “continue to stay the course, and not be results-driven, and just competing and having good at-bats. We’ll score runs.” TRAINER’S ROOM Braves: 2B Brandon Phillips, who left Thursday night’s game with tightness in his right hamstring, was kept out of the starting lineup for the second straight night as a precautionary measure, said manager Brian Snitker. Snitker expected Phillips to be available on Sunday. Dodgers: 3B Justin Turner was kept out of the Dodgers’ starting lineup with a chest cold, but was available off the bench, according to Roberts. … Roberts said RHP Brandon McCarthy would be the Dodgers’ starter Tuesday night against Minnesota, with Kenta Maeda ready to go if McCarthy’s blister acts up. McCarthy will throw a bullpen session Sunday. UP NEXT Braves: LHP Sean Newcomb (1-5, 4.86 ERA) makes his sixth career start for the Braves in the finale of this four-game series. Newcomb has lost his last three starts, giving up five runs and eight hits in 5 1/3 innings against the Cubs in his most recent. Dodgers: LHP Clayton Kershaw (15-2, 2.07 ERA) carries a 14-start unbeaten streak into Sunday, going 11-0 with a 1.84 ERA since May 6. Kershaw has held opposing hitters to a .193 average, striking out 122 against 20 walks during the stretch. (@Copyright 2017. The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may bot be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Read More »

Flores Hits Winning Home Run To Help Mets Rally Past A’s

NEW YORK (AP) — Wilmer Flores hit a solo home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the New York Mets rallied from an early five-run deficit to beat the Oakland Athletics 6-5 Saturday night for their fourth consecutive victory. Pinch-hitter Lucas Duda delivered a tying single with two outs in the eighth off left-hander Daniel Coulombe. Jay Bruce hit a two-run homer in the sixth to begin New York’s comeback, and Jose Reyes tripled twice. Flores connected on a 96 mph fastball from Simon Castro (0-1), sending a line drive to left field for the second game-ending homer of his career. That sent a frenzied crowd of 39,629 home happy — hours after fans lined up early in the heat outside Citi Field to get their Noah Syndergaard as Thor bobbleheads. Matt Joyce hit a leadoff home run and Matt Chapman added a prodigious shot for Oakland, which scored four in the first off struggling Mets starter Zack Wheeler. Sean Manaea took a shutout into the sixth but then wilted after throwing a career-high 115 pitches Sunday in his previous start, a win against Cleveland. Hansel Robles (6-1) tossed a hitless inning to win for the second straight day. MAN ON THE MOVE With Mets second baseman Neil Walker nearing a return from the disabled list, perhaps Monday in San Diego, Asdrubal Cabrera made his first major league start at third and played flawless defense after working out at the position once. Cabrera’s only previous appearance at the hot corner came during his rookie season in 2007 with Cleveland. “He’s a middle infielder who’s going to play third base. Got great hands, great arm. He’ll be fine,” manager Terry Collins said. Cabrera initially balked at shifting from shortstop to second when he came off the DL about a month ago. TRAINER’S ROOM Athletics: Ryon Healy had a pinch-hit single after getting hit near the left temple by a bad-hop grounder Friday night. Healy went through the concussion protocol and was cleared, manager Bob Melvin said. … Melvin said he would have news after the game regarding RHP Jharel Cotton, on the DL since July 4 with a blister on his right thumb. Cotton threw a bullpen Friday. Oakland needs a starter for Monday night at Toronto. … INF-OF Chad Pinder (strained left hamstring) homered Friday on his rehab assignment with Triple-A Nashville and could come off the DL when Oakland begins a homestand next weekend. “That’s kind of the target area,” Melvin said. Mets: Walker (left hamstring) went 1 for 3 with Triple-A Las Vegas at Memphis in the first game of rehab assignment. The switch-hitter has been on the DL since June 15. … LHP Josh Smoker threw a scoreless sixth in his first outing since coming off the disabled list Thursday. Smoker had been sidelined since June 14 with a strained left shoulder. UP NEXT Oakland rookie right-hander Daniel Gossett (1-5, 5.79 ERA) makes his eighth career start in Sunday’s series finale against RHP Rafael Montero (1-6, 5.40). Gossett has given up 10 homers in 37 1/3 innings after yielding only four in 60 2/3 innings at Triple-A. (© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Read More »

Gas Tax Increase Fast Tracks LA County Road Repairs

LOS ANGELES ( —  Los Angeles County will benefit from $23.7 million in fast-tracked road repairs beginning this summer made possible by the recent passage of the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 (Senate Bill 1), a California gas tax increase expected to raise $54 billion over the next decade to fix transportation infrastructure. The public works projects include a $7.2 million pavement preservation project on a nearly 22-mile stretch of State Route 1 between Long Beach and Hermosa Beach. “This legislation provides for needed investments to fix California’s roads, and Caltrans is acting quickly to get to work,” Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty said. “This summer we will deploy construction teams across the state to resurface highways, improve safety for motorists and start filling more potholes than ever before.” The California State Transportation Agency and the Department of Transportation are expediting $285 million worth of road repair projects across the state as a result of the tax even before revenue from SB 1 starts to accrue this fall. For complete details on SB 1 visit . (©2017 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.) Read More » USA, LLC
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