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Dunkin' Donuts is coming to Southern California, and not just to hang out on the beverage shelves of the supermarket. It's going to live here.
Wipe the glaze from your eyes, L.A. transplants, and let that long hoped-for news sink into your gut like the forthcoming iced dozen in the double D box.
With their little cardboard suitcases and cloudy-sweet iced coffee, the beloved orange-on-pink chain will be opening location number one at Camp Pendleton in San Diego county.
The Boston Business Journal wrote about the franchise's newly frosted frontier after details and a job posting were discovered via Facebook.
It is unknown exactly what the groundbreaking groundbreaking means in terms of opening more local outlets, but Dunkin’ Brands Inc. executive, Jeremy Vitaro, told the Journal last month that the company hoped to go back into California with a "critical mass" of stores.
Details are emerging in the death of a 10-year-old girl on Friday who was brought to a hospital unconscious hours after an after-school fight with an 11-year-old girl near an elementary school. The victim, Joanna Ramos, died of injuries from blunt force trauma to the head.
Trauma surgeon Mauricio Heilbron Jr. said the girl wasn't breathing and was brought to the emergency room with the "lifeless eyes of a little child's doll," reports the Long Beach Press-Telegram. A CT scan showed severe bleeding inside her skull from an epidural hemorrhage — a buildup of blood between the skull and the brain.
Heilbron called the trauma a "nightmare situation" because brain hemorrhages may not be discovered for several hours based on the speed of the bleeding. The medical team worked for three hours to save the 5th-grader.
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Money scattered on the ground outside a Chino bank.
Inland Empire authorities are searching for a man who shot and wounded a Chino police officer during an apparent bank heist just after 11 a.m. Wednesday.
Authorities say the robber, clad in a ski mask and full body armor, tried to rob a branch of California Bank and Trust. The gunman fired on officers and struck a Chino policeman in the leg.
The officer was apparently able to drive himself to a nearby hospital. A witness told KABC that the suspect fired about half a dozen rounds.
Authorities say the gunman is a white male, about 30 years old. He may have fled in a gray Nissan Altima with Arizona plates. The FBI is assisting Chino police with their investigation.
NBC Los Angeles describes the scene, noting scattered bills on the ground after the suspect fled.
Several schools were placed on lockdown following the robbery, according to KABC.
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Davy Jones speaks during the '60's Pop Rock: My Music' panel during the PBS portion of the 2011 Summer TCA Tour held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in 2011.
Davy Jones of The Monkees has died from an apparent heart attack. He was 66 years old.
Forty-six years ago, The Monkees' bass and keyboard player Peter Tork met Jones (vocals and tambourine) in Los Angeles. They and about 400 other guys had responded to a casting call for a TV comedy about a band modeled on the most successful band of the British Invasion, The Beatles.
The band, assembled by two sitcom producers, got acquainted on the job. Tork recalls that the newly-formed crew all stopped at a diner and ordered their food at the same time. He and drummer Mickey Dolenz got their salads first.
"When my salad came I just stuck my fork in the bowl and put it in my mouth and Jonesy, he said, 'You pigs! Anybody would think youse guys were raised in a barn, the way youse was eatin’.'"
When Davy Jones’ salad came, Tork remembers that he cut the lettuce into one-inch strips and then cut those strips neatly into one inch squares. He slowly poured blue cheese dressing on it "mixed it carefully ‘til every one inch square was covered in it, and then reached into the bowl with his hand and then smashed it into his face."
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A file photo of Rep. David Dreier, a Republican from San Gabriel Valley, taking part in a hearing on Capitol Hill. A congressman since 1980, he will not seek another term.
Longtime San Gabriel Valley Rep. David Dreier, a Republican, has made the anticipated announcement that he will not seek another term in Congress. Dreier, who has been in Congress for decades, chairs the Rules Committee, but redistricting has tilted registration in his district toward Democrats.
In his announcement on the House floor, he called himself a "proud institutionalist" and said Congress is as great as it has ever been. Politico says his retirement will "will trigger a scramble in GOP leadership circles" because Dreier's position at the Rules Committee will be open.
Claremont McKenna College politics professor Jack Pitney told KPCC's Madeleine Brand that Dreier’s move comes as no surprise.