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Man Charged In Attempted Rape In Brooklyn McDonald’s Bathroom

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A suspect was arrested and charged Sunday with trying to sexually assault a woman after locking her inside a McDonald’s bathroom in Brooklyn. Jason Smith, 29, of Brooklyn, was charged with attempted rape in the Friday incident. Police said the suspect followed the 22-year-old victim into the restroom of the eatery near Rockaway Parkway and Conklin Avenue in Canarsie around 2:30 p.m. Friday. He then allegedly locked the door, pushed the woman against the wall and pulled his pants down. Police said the woman screamed and the man calmly walked away. Residents in the area told CBS2’s Brian Conybeare this weekend that they were surprised. “Wow, that’s terrible. Oh my god… I hope they find him,” Nicola Hyman said. “You have to use the ladies’ room, obviously, but you just have to be careful and aware of what’s going on. There’s crazy people out there.” The woman was not hurt. Read More »

Top Activities To Do This Week In Orange County – May 29

This week kicks off with Memorial Day, giving locals the chance to honors those who have passed away while serving our country. Celebrate the holiday by picking a Memorial Day activity, parade or other event. Later in the week, check out the L.A. Times Food Bowl, catch some rare photos of Frida Kahlo or play bingo. When the weekend hits, it’s time to celebrate some culture with a Pacific Symphony tribute to famed composer John Williams. On Saturday, Irvine will host the Studio Arts Festival and Sunday brings an animal adoption event that all ages can enjoy. Monday, May 29 (credit: Fairhaven Memorial Park) Attend A Memorial Day Service Fairhaven Memorial Park 1702 Fairhaven Avenue Santa Ana, CA 92705 (714) 663-1442 www.dignitymemorial.com Drawing on the theme “From Sea to Shining Sea,” the Memorial Day service at Fairhaven Memorial Day is a great way to honor those who have lost their lives serving our country. More than 3,500 guests are expected to attend the tribute event that will remember fallen service members. Now in its 25th year, the event will include speeches from war veterans, a presentation by an honor guard and a performance of “The Star Spangled Banner” by a student from Santa Margarita High School. There will also be a flyover of World War II-era planes and a white dove release throughout the day. The event is free and will begin at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 30 (Credit: Anne Watson) Food Bowl SOCO and The O.C. Mix 3303 Hyland Avenue Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (949) 760-9150 www.socoandtheocmix.com Part of the LA Times’ month-long Food Bowl festival, this event at SOCO and The O.C. Mix gives locals the chance to get up close and personal with the center’s culinary experts. The event starts at 5 p.m., beginning with Mark Lowry introducing the O.C. Food Bank, which will host the event. From there, the food bank will lead talks with SOCO’s chefs, giving the audience chances to ask their own questions and taste the expert’s creations. The free event will also feature live music in the courtyard. It ends at 8 p.m., when guests are encouraged to head to one of the center’s restaurants and try some more fare for themselves. Wednesday, May 31 (Credit: ©Frida Kahlo Museum/Banco de México Fiduciario en el Fideicomiso Museos Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo) “Frida Kahlo: Her Photos” Bowers Museum 2002 North Main Street Santa Ana, CA 92706 (714) 567-3600 www.bowers.org Frida Kahlo remains one of the world’s most famous artists. The Mexican painter passed away in the 1950s, but her legacy continues to impact artists and non-artists across the world. This exhibition is comprised of 241 photographs organized by Kahlo herself as part of a 6,000-image collection. While some are of her and her loved ones, still others depict Mexican culture and local politics as well as art, nature and history in the early to mid-20th century. Following her death, Kahlo’s husband Diego Rivera kept the images within her Mexico City home, but they were recently collected and curated by photographer and image historian Pablo Ortiz Monasterio. This showcase includes photographs from famous names like Edward Weston, Manuel Álvarez Bravo and Kahlo herself. Thursday, June 1 (Credit: Valerie Soule) Bingo Anaheim Town Square 2180 East Lincoln Avenue Anaheim, CA 92806 (714) 956-3411 www.anaheimtownsquare.com Starting this Thursday, dedicate your Thursday evenings to an exciting Bingo event for the whole family. Taking place each Thursday in June from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Anaheim Town Square, this free event features—you guessed it—Bingo! This fast-paced game is fun for all ages, and makes the perfect chance to socialize with neighbors and make new friends. Enjoy the sunshine as you lounge in front of Cancun Juice while you play. Winners will receive prizes, including $20-$50 certificates from local vendors. There will also be a free raffle, free popcorn and free face painting on site. Friday, June 2 (Credit: Pacific Symphony) John Williams Tribute Segerstrom Center for the Arts 600 Town Center Drive Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (714) 556-2787 www.scfta.org For two nights (Friday and Saturday) catch the Pacific Symphony at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts as they pay tribute to beloved composer John Williams. Having won both Academy and Grammy awards, Williams has created film scores that are recognized worldwide. Conducted by Richard Kaufman, the symphony will play some of his biggest standouts, including music from films like “Star Wars,” “Indiana Jones” and “Jaws.” Williams also crafted the music for “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,” “Jurassic Park” and some of the “Harry Potter” movies. In addition to film compositions, Williams is a classical guitarist. Tickets start at $35 and both shows start at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 3 (Credit: City of Irvine) Studio Arts Festival Heritage Park 14301 Yale Avenue Irvine, CA 92604 (949) 724-6880 www.cityofirvine.org For one day only, the Irvine Fine Arts Center will host the Studio Arts Festival. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., stop by to visit a juried art festival filled with work by Southern California-based artists. Admission and parking are free, and visitors will be lucky enough to view ceramics, jewelry, photography, glassware and sculptures in addition to paintings. The exciting art-focused event features a chance to purchase artwork as well as view demonstrations by the artists themselves. Learn how their stunning pieces are produced while enjoying live music from folk duo Alpha Mule. As part of the festival, guests can also purchase ice cream in special handmade collectible bowls made by a local ceramicist. Sunday, June 4 (Credit: Irvine Animal Care Center) Super Pet Adoption Irvine Animal Care Center 6443 Oak Canyon Irvine, CA 92618 (949) 724-7740 www.cityofirvine.org Now in its 11th year, Irvine’s Super Pet Adoption will bring more than 40 pet rescue groups and animal shelters to the event. With over 600 homeless animals on site, it’s the perfect place for O.C. residents to adopt dogs, cats, rabbits and other small pets. Every available animal is micro chipped, evaluated by a vet and spayed or neutered before being released to his or her new home. They are also given vaccines, if of appropriate age. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will include more than just pet adoptions. Animal-related vendors will be selling goods and services while low-cost micro chipping will also be hosted at the event. Participate in a silent auction and enjoy food from gourmet food trucks while you’re there. Ashley Ryan is an Orange County native that loves traveling, live music and photography. She blogs at Pure Wander and freelances for a variety of publications including Newport Beach Magazine and Laguna Beach Magazine. Read More »

Best Activities & Things To Do In Pasadena

Situated north-east of downtown L.A., Pasadena is a major cultural hub of Los Angeles and is known historically as L.A’s first upscale suburb. Featuring beautiful homes, exciting cultural attractions and events like the Rose Parade, great shopping areas and top restaurants, there’s plenty to do in Pasadena. Get Cultural At The Norton Simon Museum (credit: Norton Simon Art Foundation) Norton Simon Museum 411 W Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91105 (626) 449-6840 www.nortonsimon.org Admission: Adults: $12, Seniors: $9, Children: Free Situated in the heart of Pasadena, The Norton Simon Museum is home to some of the greatest private art anywhere. Culturally significant art from masters like Raphael, Rembrandt, Degas, Manet, Van Gogh and Picasso are featured on the walls of this museum along with an outstanding collection of South and Southeast Asian sculptures. Located in a striking mid-century modern building one block from Old Pasadena, the Museum also features a sculpture garden, designed to evoke Monet’s garden at Giverny and houses important 19th- and 20th-century sculptures. Discover Old Town Pasadena (credit: Andrew Z./yelp) Old Town Pasadena 1 Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA 91105 (626) 356-9725 www.oldpasadena.org Comprised of over 20 square blocks of shops, restaurants and culturally significant buildings, Old Town Pasadena could keep anyone busy for days on end. The entire area is registered on the National Register of Historic Places, so you’ll be taking a stroll among beautiful old buildings and architecturally rich areas. Whether you want to just take a walk, or shop and eat, there’s something for everyone. Shops include a Neon Retro Arcade with a curated collection of video games and pinball machines, as well as Clothes Heaven for high quality fashionable items, and Gold Bug for fine jewelry. Other shops include Bellacures, Blick Art Materials, Blo-Out Lounge, a Burke Williams Spa, Design Within Reach, Free People, Foot Locker, Gap, Joie, Mohawk General Store, Patagonia, a Tesla Motors store, and a Z Gallerie. Hungry? No problem. Old Town Pasadena offers up top notch eateries like Lette Macarons, Coolhaus for tasty ice cream, Intelligentsia for terrific coffee, 1810 Argentinean Restaurant, Barney’s Beanery for pub food and beer, a Cafe Bizou for quality French food, and a Juice Served Here. Go Flea Market Shopping (credit: Kit Leong/shutterstock) Rose Bowl Flea Market Rose Bowl Rose Bowl Stadium 1001 Rose Bowl Dr Pasadena, CA 91103 (323) 560-7469 www.rgcshows.com Held on the second Sunday of every month, The Rose Bowl Flea Market is one of Southern California’s premiere markets to find just about anything you’re looking for. Looking for some vintage furniture? Or a bike? How about some clothing? They have so much here that it can be overwhelming! Hundreds of vendors show up to sell their wares, so make sure to get there early! Regular admission ($9) starts at 9am for the general public (children admitted free). You can also get in an hour early at 8am for $12 too and get an early start. But, to get ahead of most people, spend a little extra ($20 per person) and you’ll get in at 5am! Visit Pasadena’s Top Bookstore (credit: Steven G./yelp) Vroman’s Bookstore 695 E Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA 91101 (626) 449-5320 www.vromansbookstore.com Situated in the heart of Pasadena, Vroman’s Bookstore is known as Southern California’s oldest and largest bookstore. Located in its original spot on Colorado Boulevard, the two story bookstore is a nod to the past. Find books of all kind, attend events and also shop great gifts. See A UCLA Football Game (Photo by Chris Williams/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Rose Bowl Stadium 1001 Rose Bowl Dr Pasadena, CA 91103 www.rosebowlstadium.com Although the UCLA Bruins’ campus is in Westwood, and the team practices in the same city, the real games are played roughly 25 miles away at the world famous Rose Bowl Stadium. Built in 1922, The Rose Bowl Stadium is one of the best stadiums to see a game. See UCLA take on their cross-town rivals USC, or other teams throughout the winter months. Next to the stadium is plenty of grass to tailgate on as well. Grab some friends, some beer and some great food and tailgate before you catch the action! Attend The Annual Rose Bowl Parade (credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) Tournament of Roses Rose Bowl Parade Pasadena, CA www.tournamentofroses.com Held on New Year’s Day each year, The Rose Parade, also known as the Tournament of Roses features about 50 flower covered floats, marching bands, and horse units which flood the streets of the city each year as thousands look on. Televised on TV, and seen by millions of people all over the world, the Parade has put the city of Pasadena on the map for many. If you’re a local, you can also volunteer to help build the floats. These moving pieces of artwork are simply spectacular and are even more impressive if seen in person. Attend The Annual Rose Bowl Parade (credit: Chr. Offenberg/shutterstock) NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab 4800 Oak Grove Dr Pasadena, CA 91109 (818) 354-4321 www.jpl.nasa.gov Southern California is known for many things, but one of the most notable is for being the headquarters of NASA’s leading center for exploration of the solar system. At NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), learn about their latest missions, space, and much more as you take a tour. See An Outdoor Movie! (credit: Sharon S./yelp) Eat | See | Hear 100 Garfield Ave Pasadena, CA 91101 (626) 744-7311 www.eatseehear.com Eat | See | Hear, one of Los Angeles’ most popular outdoor movie series takes over parks, landmarks and other venues during the summer months. Bringing not only a movie under the stars, but great live music, delicious food from food trucks and more, the acclaimed outdoor movie series makes its way to locations in Pasadena like Centennial Square at Pasadena City Hall and the famed Rose Bowl Stadium. For a full schedule and lineup of events and offerings, visit our guide to Eat | See | Hear . Visit The Historic Gamble House (Credit: Alex Vertikoff) Gamble House 4 Westmoreland Pl Pasadena, CA 91103 www.gamblehouse.org Remember Doc Brown’s home from the famed “Back To The Future” film series? This is the historic Gamble House in Pasadena (pictured). The house is a prime example of early 1900’s American arts and crafts style architecture. The house, which was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1978, is owned by the City of Pasadena and features furnishings which were designed by architects Charles and Henry Greene in 1908 for David and Mary Gamble of the Procter & Gamble Company. One-hour docent-led tours are available to the public from Thursday to Sunday. Tours begin at 11:30am on Thursday and Friday, and at 12pm on Saturday’s and Sunday’s. Take A Stroll On The Famous Colorado Bridge (credit: Philip Pilosian/shutterstock) Colorado Bridge 504-, 532 W Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA 91105 The Colorado Bridge is one of Pasadena’s most recognizable landmarks. Built in 1912, this historic concrete arch bridge spans the Arroyo Seco and has been featured in many movies, including 2016’s smash hit “La La Land” with Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. Take a stroll on the bridge which spans 1,486 feet and offers up notable distinctive Beaux Arts arches, lights and more. Grab A Bite (credit: Alexander’s Steakhouse) Pasadena’s Best Restaurants Multiple Locations Pasadena offers some of the best restaurants in Los Angeles County. From Alexander’s Steakhouse and The Royce with top-notch steaks and sides, to Pie ‘n Burger with their tasty burgers of all kind and pies, and more, there are plenty of choices in this peaceful L.A. neighborhood. Read More »

Nature: Maine

We leave you this Sunday Morning at one of our newest parks: the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument in Maine, established just last August. Videographer: Scot Miller Read More »

Scouts Place Flags On 88K Vets’ Graves At LA National Cemetery

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) – Scouts placed flags on more than 88,000 graves at the Los Angeles National Cemetery Saturday morning, while pre-Memorial Day events were being held in San Pedro, Arcadia and El Sereno. More than 5,000 Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts were placing the flags from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. The flag placement was preceded by patriotic music performed by the 20-member Los Angeles Boy Scout Band and a speech by World War II Purple Heart recipient Jimmy Weldon, best known for supplying the voice of Yakky Doodle on the animated series “The Yogi Bear Show.” The flags will remain in place until Tuesday, when the scouts will return to retrieve them and place them in storage for use next year. A Memorial Day music festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. dockside to the battleship Iowa at the Port of Los Angeles. The local groups Purple Sugar, Special Blend, Murder City Roadshow and DJ Pie are set to perform. The festival will include a full-scale replica of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragan, D-San Pedro, will be the keynote speaker at the 10:30 a.m. opening ceremony. Admission to the festival is free. Self-guided tour admission for the Iowa will be free for all veterans, reservists, retired and active-duty military with valid identification. All guests accompanying military personnel will receive discounted $11 admission. The 20th annual Tribute to Veterans and Military Families will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Arcadia County Park. The event will include a Department of Defense pinning ceremony for Vietnam veterans, skydivers, performances by the Rock for Vets music therapy band and the U.S. Army’s 40th Infantry Division Band, displays of military vehicles and equipment, a children’s area, free manicures and haircuts, on-site job interviews for veterans and food trucks. The event is hosted by Supervisor Kathryn Barger. A Memorial Day commemoration will be held at the El Sereno Veterans Monument at 10 a.m. (©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 »

Marlins Beat Trout — And Angels, 8-5

MIAMI (AP) — If Mike Trout had positioned himself in the hedge behind the wall, he still couldn’t have caught Giancarlo Stanton’s first-inning drive. Stanton homered off the retaining wall in center, a shot estimated at 460 feet, and the Miami Marlins beat the Los Angeles Angels 8-5 on Friday night. Stanton’s two-run homer off Jesse Chavez was his 12th of the year but his first since May 8. Center fielder Trout took a few steps back before stopping to watch the ball sail way over his head. “I did my job,” Stanton said. “It was a bad changeup,” Chavez said. “He did Stanton. He dented it.” Stanton has 10 homers of at least 460 feet since 2015, most in the majors. “It’s just a treat whenever he hits a homer,” teammate Justin Bour said. Bour added a three-run homer , his 13th, and J.T. Realmuto had a solo drive for his fourth of the season. All three Miami homers came on 3-2 pitches. Angels pitchers have allowed 73 homers, most in the majors. Christian Yelich had three doubles in three at-bats and scored twice. Stanton and Dee Gordon each had three hits for the Marlins, who scored four runs in the first and finished with 14 hits. Miami (17-29) began the night tied for the worst record in the majors, and won for only the fourth time in the past 16 games. But its offensive potential remains considerable — the Marlins have scored 29 runs in their past three victories. The Angels (25-26) lost their third game in a row, and the latest defeat was painful in more ways than one. Reliever Bud Norris tweaked his right knee and departed after throwing only three pitches in the ninth, and his status is day to day. Catcher Martin Maldonado hurt his left thumb tagging out Stanton at the plate in the eighth inning and remained in the game, but he had his hand heavily wrapped afterward and was awaiting results of X-rays. Angels pinch hitter Nolan Fontana homered for his first career hit in the ninth. A.J. Ramos entered with two out and one on in the ninth to retire Trout on a 400-foot flyout for his fifth save. Dan Straily (3-3) gave up three runs in 5 1/3 innings and won his second start in a row. He departed after giving up a two-run homer to Maldonado and was displeased with the quality of his pitches. “Terrible,” Straily said. “I never really felt in sync. You find out what kind of pitcher you are when you don’t have your best stuff.” Jesse Chavez (4-6) allowed five runs in 3 2/3 innings, his shortest start of the year. His ERA rose to 5.09. The Angels became the final major league team to play at Marlins Park, which opened in 2012. WALK BACKFIRES Angels manager Mike Scioscia ordered a two-out intentional walk in the sixth so left-hander Jose Alvarez could face Bour, a left-handed hitter. Bour spoiled the strategy with a homer to put Miami ahead 8-3. “We felt more comfortable going after Bour and he got it done,” Scioscia said. “So you tip your cap to him.” Said Bour of the intentional walk: “I want to make the most of that opportunity, so it doesn’t happen again.” The homer was his fourth off a lefty this year. ROUGH NIGHT Marlins left fielder Marcell Ozuna misplayed two fly balls on the warning track. Each was scored a double, including Luis Valbuena’s run-scoring hit. ROSTER MOVE Before the game, the Marlins optioned right-hander Drew Steckenrider to Triple-A New Orleans and reinstated right-hander David Phelps from the bereavement list. TRAINER’S ROOM Angels: CF Cameron Maybin was held out of the starting lineup because of a sore right knee but hopes to play Saturday. … Albert Pujols started at 1B even though he has been nursing a sore right hamstring. He looked gimpy running out a standup double in the sixth. Marlins: CF Christian Yelich (hip) was back in the starting lineup after missing one game. … LHP Jeff Locke (left shoulder tendinitis), who has been on a rehab assignment, is on the verge of joining the rotation and making his season debut, manager Don Mattingly said. … SS Adeiny Hechavarria (left oblique) and 3B Martin Prado (right hamstring) are about 10 to 14 days from going on rehab assignments, Mattingly said. UP NEXT RHP J.C. Ramirez (4-3, 3.81 ERA) is scheduled to start Saturday for the Angels against RHP Vance Worley (0-1, 6.75 ERA). (@Copyright 2017. The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may bot be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Read More »

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