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LA kayaker escapes shark attack near Santa Barbara beach

A shark advisory remains in effect for parts of a Santa Barbara beach after a shark attacked a kayaker Thursday morning and bit into the side of his boat near Stearns Wharf. "That thing was hungry," said the kayaker, who was uninjured and able to swim to safety. "It wasn't a nudge."

Spicer resigns as White House press secretary

President Donald Trump's embattled spokesman during the first six months of his presidency, is resigning his position. Sean Spicer's decision appears to be linked to the appointment of a new White House communications director, New York financier Anthony Scaramucci.
Public Safety

Judge denies Baca's request to remain free pending appeal

Former L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca asked to stay out of prison while he appeals his conviction. A judge denied the request but the decision can also be appealed. Baca, 75, is scheduled to surrender next week to begin serving his three-year prison sentence for his role in a conspiracy to block an FBI investigation into inmate abuse.


SoCal, What's Good?

The Institute For Art And Olfaction

What it is:
Countless celebrities have fragrances. Why shouldn't you? Head to the Institute for Art and Olfaction, where you can join DIY perfumers to learn the art of the smell. Combine scent molecules to learn how they mix and mingle together, or create a fragrance all your own.
Why it's cool:
The perfume industry is controlled by a handful of conglomerates. So, stick it to the man by creating your own unique scent.
You should know:
Be sure to check their website for events, and make an appointment for your first visit.