Instacart partners with six SoCal food banks

Instacart partners with six SoCal food banks

LOS ANGELES — Organizations that help combat food insecurity are among the most popular recipients of donations on GivingTuesday, the annual holiday event when shoppers press pause on their consumerism to instead give back to their communities. New this year, the grocery shopping and delivery service Instacart launched a Community Carts program that enables charitable … Read more

December can bring great weather for Christmas tree shopping

December can bring great weather for Christmas tree shopping

With Thanksgiving now behind us and December just around the corner, you may be looking for the perfect Christmas tree. The Spectrum News 1 Team has picked four of SoCal’s most popular Christmas tree lots that will put you in the holiday spirit. What You Need To Know Latvia and Estonia have both claimed to … Read more

Inside Kenneth Mejia’s unconventional campaign

Inside Kenneth Mejia’s unconventional campaign

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles’ new city controller-elect, Kenneth Mejia, did not care to take a conventional approach to politics.  Instead, he dressed up in a giant Pikachu costume to do voter outreach. He placed billboards around LA featuring a corgi dressed as Sherlock Holmes, breaking down city budget facts. He even performed TikTok dances … Read more

How to protect yourself from holiday scams

How to protect yourself from holiday scams

LOS ANGELES — Between planning, shopping, partying, traveling, cooking, cleaning and generally making merry, it can be easy to let your guard down during the holidays. Well over 50% of cyber scams are perpetrated between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, according to cybersecurity expert and What the Hack podcast host Adam Levin.  Whether it’s clicking bad … Read more

Formerly homeless veteran helps other vets land jobs

Formerly homeless veteran helps other vets land jobs

Until he enlisted in the Navy, Malcolm Harvey had never been away from home. He grew up in Pasadena and joined as a result of the Iranian Hostage Crisis. “I’d never been on a ship before, so yeah, think about that,” he said. “I had to learn to swim in boot camp.” Harvey worked as … Read more

Meta encourages health and wellness with summit

Meta encourages health and wellness with summit

LOS ANGELES — Although music is often their solace, a recent study commissioned by the University of Westminster showed that people working in the music industry may be up to three times more likely to experience depression, compared to the public. What You Need To Know While prioritizing mental health and wellness can be challenging, … Read more

Harris rallies for Bass in Los Angeles before Election Day

Harris rallies for Bass in Los Angeles before Election Day

It was a rare rainy day in Los Angeles on Tuesday. But that didn’t stop a line of Angelenos from winding around a convention center building on the University of California Los Angeles campus to cheer for Vice President Kamala Harris, who headlined a Get Out the Vote rally in support of Los Angeles mayoral … Read more

Singer-rapper Aaron Carter dies in California at age 34

Singer-rapper Aaron Carter dies in California at age 34

LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) — Aaron Carter, the singer-rapper who began performing as a child and had hit albums starting in his teen years, was found dead Saturday at his home in Southern California. He was 34. Representatives for Carter’s family confirmed the singer’s death. They did not provide any immediate further comment. Carter, the younger … Read more

Metro proposes new fare-capping system

Metro proposes new fare-capping system

LOS ANGELES — Metro is considering a new system for how it charges riders. Called fare capping, the new process would replace Metro passes and internal transfers with fares that allow travelers to pay as they go using a TAP card. Instead of buying a day-, week- or month-long pass, Metro users would pay a … Read more

Woman says humiliation kept her silent on Weinstein assault

Woman says humiliation kept her silent on Weinstein assault

Reader Discreation Advised: The story below contains graphic details that some may find disturbing.  LOS ANGELES (AP) — A massage therapist testified Wednesday that the humiliation and embarrassment she felt at allowing herself to be repeatedly alone with Harvey Weinstein after he sexually assaulted her kept her silent about it for years. What You Need To Know Testifying … Read more