One person killed, another injured in Santa Clarita house fire

A bedroom fire that spread into an attic at a single-story home in Santa Clarita on Saturday killed one person and left another in critical condition, Fire Department officials said.

Firefighters were dispatched about 11:40 a.m. to the 28000 block of Flowerpark Drive and extinguished the blaze in about half an hour, according to a Los Angeles County Fire Department dispatcher.

One person was pronounced dead at the scene and another person was in critical condition, he said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Ohio zoo welcomes polar bear cub born on Thanksgiving Day

An Ohio zoo has released photos and video of a polar bear cub born on Thanksgiving Day.

The cub was observed being born at 12:43 a.m. Thursday from mounted cameras, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium announced.

“The #Columbus Zoo is #thankful to welcome a new polar bear cub born on Thanksgiving Day at 12:43a to mother Aurora and father, Lee!,” the zoo said on Twitter. “Aurora is being an attentive mom, and the Animal Care team has observed the cub nursing in the private den.”

BERLIN ZOO RELEASES ADORABLE NEW PICTURES OF PANDA TWIN CUBS

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium welcomed a new polar bear cub this Thanksgiving. The zoo said the cub was born Thursday at 12:43 a.m.

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium welcomed a new polar bear cub this Thanksgiving. The zoo said the cub was born Thursday at 12:43 a.m. (Columbus Zoo)

ADORABLE POLAR BEAR CUB OPENS ITS EYES FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME

The 13-year-old Aurora has mothered three other cubs, however this is her first cub with 20-year-old Lee, Fox 8 Cleveland reported.

Lee arrived at the Columbus Zoo from Denver Zoo on November 7, 2018, a move urged by The Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Species Survival Plan, the station reported.

Aurora, the polar bear who gave birth to a cub on Thanksgiving Day at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, was being an attentive mom. 

Aurora, the polar bear who gave birth to a cub on Thanksgiving Day at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, was being an attentive mom.  (Columbus Zoo )

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The program is designed to maximize genetic diversity and increase the population sustainability of threatened and endangered species in human care, according to the station.

Black Friday 2019: All the best deals you can still shop today

Procrastinators, rejoice! Black Friday has come and gone, but many deals are here to stay. If you missed out on some of the shopping from yesterday’s major sales, you’re in luck. Quite a few retailers have kept the discounts going through the weekend, so you can still score big savings on the stuff you need.

We’ve rounded up all the Black Friday sales that are still happening. Brands and retailers are listed alphabetically and grouped together by category, so you can easily find what you need. But even though waiting worked out for you once, don’t take too much longer to buy what you need. Time is running out on these great deals. And to stay up to date throughout the season, sign up for our twice-weekly email newsletter here.

Major retailers

Tech, gaming and toys

  • Courant: Take 25% off these super sleek, high-quality wireless chargers that we’re big fans of. If you choose to bundle multiple products into a Courant System, you can take 15% off.
  • DJI: Save up to 40% on drones like the Mavic Air and on cameras like Osmo Action or Osmo Pocket.
  • Eargo: Get the Eargo Neo hearing aids for $500 off on Amazon.
  • Google: Save $200 on the Pixel 4 and 4 XL across all colors.
  • Griffin Technology: Now’s your chance to save up to 70% off charging cables, docks, power bricks, folios, cases and tons of accessories.
  • HP: This Black Friday, get up to 65% off select doorbusters, 5% off select PCs over $999 with code HOLIDAYPC and 10% off select PCs $1,399 or more with code HOLIDAYPC10.
  • Incase: Save 50% sitewide on laptop sleeves and backpacks. Plus score up to 70% off factory items.
  • Incipio: Score up to 40% off all cases on the site and take an additional 70% off all sale accessories.
  • Insignia: Get a 32-inch Fire TV Edition HD TV for just $99.99 on Amazon.
  • Lenovo: Many extended Black Friday deals on monitors, workstations, servers and more are still going on
  • Lego: Save up to 30% on selected sets, perfect for holiday gifting from now through December 2. From 30% off the NINJAGO City Docks set or Cinderella’s Dream Castle (among others), there’s something for every Lego lover.
  • LG: Save big on home appliances, TVs and cell phones this Black Friday weekend at LG.
  • Motorola: While the new RAZR isn’t on sale, Motorola is marking down the Moto Z3, G6, G6 Play, Z4, Motorola One and many other phones.
  • Nest: Save $20 on a single Nest Wi-Fi router.
  • Oculus: Save $50 on the Rift S VR headset. Just remember you’ll need a gaming desktop or laptop to power it.
  • Osmo: Save up to 30% off STEM and play infused sets that pair with tablets like the Apple iPad or Amazon’s Fire tablets.
  • PopSockets: Take 20% off sitewide and save on some of the cutest phone accessories on the market.
  • PhoneSoap: Use code GIFT30 for 30% off the entire product line.
  • Samsung: The tech giant has a whole page dedicated to incredible Black Friday sales you can take advantage of now. Save on the Galaxy S10 family, the Note10 or Note10+, Tab S6 and plenty of TVs including QLEDs.

Fashion and beauty

  • 7 For All Mankind: You won’t want to miss out on up to 40% off the beloved denim brand at Nordstrom.
  • Adidas: Discounts are available across popular styles, including $20 off the brand’s signature Stan Smith Shoes.
  • Alala: Save on activewear with 25% off sitewide using code BLACKOUT.
  • Alexis Bittar: The online jewelry retailer is giving shoppers 25% off sitewide with the code GIVETHANKS until December 3.
  • Alo Yoga: Take up to 70% off select sale items and 30% off full price items, with special deals dropping every day through Cyber Monday.
  • American Apparel: This deal isn’t half bad. Everything is 50% off at American Apparel with promo code 50ALL.
  • Ann Taylor: Take 50% off sitewide with code BLACKFRIDAY.
  • Avenue: Take 50% off all the plus-size fashions, including tons of stylish holiday party-ready outfits, plus another $10 off with code THANKS10.
  • Baggu: Get 15% off sitewide from adorable reusable bag brand Baggu. You can also get 25% off orders of more than $50 and 30% off orders of $100 or more through December 3. And there’s free shipping for orders over $30.
  • Ban.do: The always colorful retailer Ban.do is offering 30% off its entire site with the code THIRTYOFF through December 2. Consider this the perfect time to snag one of its adorable planners or array of gifts under $25.
  • Bare Necessities: For all your lingerie, shapewear and underwear needs, Bare Necessities is offering 25% off sitewide, plus free two-day shipping.
  • BaubleBar: Amp up your holiday party outfits with a few new statement pieces from BaubleBar. Take 35% off sitewide, with some exclusions, and 15% off custom items.
  • Betsey Johnson: Get 35% off your entire order at Betsey Johnson, a brand that specializes in holiday-appropriate sparkly shoes and accessories, through December 1.
  • Billabong: Hundreds of new markdowns are an extra 60% off right now.
  • Bkr: Take 25% off everything from bkr. Use promo code BLACKFRIDAY2019 to score the discount, plus a mini lip balm trio with every order.
  • Bloomingdale’s: The more you buy from Bloomingdale’s, the more you’ll save. Take 15% off purchases of $100 to $249, 20% off $250 to $399, and 25% off orders of $400 or more on labeled items.
  • Bobbi Brown: Looks like a stunning deal on makeup from Bobbi Brown with 25% off all orders for Black Friday.
  • Boden: Use code H7N3 for 30% off almost everything (plus free shipping and returns) at this family-friendly clothing brand.
  • Body Shop Online: Body Shop’s online store is offering 40% off sitewide, up to 65% off seasonals, and $12 body butters until December 4.
  • Bombas: Take 20% off sitewide with code HOLIDAY20 to save on a pair (or two) of these socks.
  • Bonobos: The men’s clothing brand is offering 30% off sitewide with code BFWEEK, so there’s no better time to snag a pair of the brand’s beloved chinos.
  • Botkier: Shoes and accessories, 30% off $150+ and 40% off $250+, no code needed.
  • Calpak: Take 15% off some of the most stunning luggage and travel accessories we’ve ever laid eyes on.
  • Carbon38: Use code CYBER30 for 30% off the site’s Give Thanks Edit, which includes best-sellers like the glossy, perfect for every occasion Takara leggings.
  • Carhartt: Carhartt’s workwear is durable, yet on trend. And for Black Friday, you can save 25% on gear, including Full Swing, gloves, footwear, bags, socks, and more.
  • Champion: From gym class to streetwear, comfy, cool tees, sweatshirts, sweatpants, and more are still discounted for the brand’s Black Friday Sale. Take 10% off orders of $100 or more, 15% off $150 and 20% off $200 or more. Us offer code FEAST.
  • Charles & Keith: Select styles from Charles & Keith are up to 50% off, plus a bunch of holiday-ready, full-price items are 20% off.
  • Coach: Get 50% off select best-sellers from Coach, plus 30% off even more styles using promo code SAVE30.
  • Columbia: Almost everything is on sale at Columbia, so you can pick up a new parka to take you through the coming cold months. When you spend $100, you get a $20 gift card to use between December 6 and December 24, prime holiday shopping time.
  • Charlotte Tilbury: Take 30% off a selection of the brand’s beloved products and holiday bundles.
  • Chinese Laundry: The consistently trendy shoe brand is offering a 30% discount sitewide through December 1, with code HOLIDAY. There are exclusions, however, so make sure you grab a pair that’s Black Friday-friendly.
  • Cole Haan: A selection of styles is up to 60% off for Black Friday, and the rest of the brand’s high quality shoes, outerwear and accessories is 30% off. Plus get an extra 10% off your purch ase with code BF10.
  • Colgate: This at-home whitening treatment (perfect for sensitive teeth or gums) is down to its lowest price ever.
  • Colourpop: Beloved by makeup artists and YouTubers alike, Colourpop is offering 30% off sitewide through December 3. We love the brand’s latest Disney collection.
  • CoverFX: Through December 1, the makeup brand known for its excellent primers and palettes is offering 30% off sitewide with the code BESTFRIDAY, plus free ground shipping.
  • Dagne Dover: Take 20% off everything
  • Draper James: The Southern-inspired fashion brand founded by Reese Witherspoon is offering 25% off sitewide, including sale items, with code GRATEFUL.
  • Drunk Elephant: Take 20% off everything at Drunk Elephant. Yes, even perfect-for-gifting sets and bundles are included.
  • Dyson: You can get the coveted Supersonic Hair Dryer, plus two gifts of your choice — ranging from a stand to a chic carrying case — for just $399.99. At Nordstrom, you can get the red gift edition of the Supersonic Hair Dryer with its own presentation case — a $459 value — for just $399, plus free shipping.
  • EBags: Save up to 70% on high-quality luggage and travel accessories from eBags. Use code CYBER.
  • Eileen Fisher: Through December 2, over 500 already marked-down styles are an extra 20% off.
  • Express: Everything is 50% off for Black Friday, plus free shipping, through December 2.
  • Fanatics: Use promo code GOALS to show your team spirit and get 65% off.
  • Foreo: Get up to 40% off some of sleekest skin care tools and devices we’ve ever seen. We’re looking specifically at the Luna line, a collection of silicone electric facial cleansing devices that work to exfoliate, cleanse and lift your skin.
  • Forever 21: Right now,take 30% off your purchase + extra 50% off. Code: BLKFRIYAY
  • Fossil: Use code INTHEBAG to take advantage of Black Friday savings through December 1, with some products offered at 50% off their original price.
  • Franco Sarto: Through December 2, the Italian-inspired leather shoe brand is offering 40% off sitewide with code FRANCOHOLIDAY40, which means many of its surprisingly affordable ankle booties are now less than $100. The brand also offers a wide selection of wide calf boots.
  • Frank and Oak: Code BF30 gets you 30% off everything (except gift cards and outerwear) through December 3. Best of all, for every order placed before Cyber Monday, the clothing brand will be planting a tree in the Amazon in partnership with One Tree Planted.
  • J.Crew: Take 40% off using the code FRIDAY.
  • Jack Rogers: Get 30% off sitewide with the code BF2019, with plenty of shoe styles now less than $50, through November 30.
  • Kate Spade: Use code TGIBF for 40% off everything.
  • Kenneth Cole: Take 50% off sitewide and up to 65% off outerwear, perfect for the colder months.
  • Lacoste: Take 40% off all your favorite alligator-adorned apparel, plus free shipping, with code 40FRIDAY.
  • Lancome: Lancome’s Friend’s & Family sale is on, which means you can take 20% off your order, plus free shipping.
  • Levi’s: Everything is 40% off for Indigo Friday. Use promo code INDIGO.
  • L’Occitane: Treat your skin to major savings on beauty doorbusters, and unlock two free gifts with code THANKFUL.
  • Loft: Snag 50% off sitewide with code FRIYAY. And with substantial plus-size and petite sections, there’s something for everyone.
  • Lord & Taylor: The department store is offering a range of promotions for Black Friday, including $100 off a $200+ purchase with code FRIDAY and $20 off your $100+ beauty purchase with promo code BEAUTY. Not to mention, styles across all categories are 50% to 80% off through December 1.
  • Lucky Brand: Take 50% off everything sitewide, with a 40% discount also taken on shoes and a 60% discount on Next Level Deals, now through November 30.
  • Lululemon: Flex your shopping muscles at Lululemon’s Black Friday event, where athleisure favorites, including leggings, sports bras and gym bags, are all on sale.
  • Madewell: Take 30% off your purchase using the code GIFTWELL through December 1.
  • Marc Jacobs: Marc Jacobs is taking 40% off all Marc-downs and 50% off select handbags. Plus, sweatshirts are going for just $95.
  • Mejuri: Mejuri usually doesn’t do sales, but the cult-favorite jewelry retailer is offering savings for Black Friday this year with 10% off one item, 15% off two, and 20% off three — no promo code required.
  • Mr Porter: Save on the most coveted fashions for guys with 30% off through Cyber Monday. Nearly 1,000 styles are marked down, and the discount will be automatically applied at checkout.
  • MZ Wallace: Use code GIFTJOY for a free Small Metro Pouch (a $45 value) with any purchase of $250 or more.
  • Naadam: Use code BF30 for 30% off some of the softest (and sustainable) cashmere on the market.
  • Nike: Up to 50% off sale styles with code SEASONMVP.
  • Nisolo: Nisolo is offering their Black Friday discount, featuring 20% off sitewide with the code EXTRA20.
  • Nordstrom Rack: Discounts on brands like Nike, Tumi, Frye and more throughout the weekend, with new flash sales cropping up each day.
  • Outdoor Voices: The internet-favorite workout brand is taking 25% sitewide, in-store and online, through December 2nd. Take 25% off select legging styles with code LEGGINGS25.
  • Paravel: Take 25% off everything from this travel brand, excluding travel kits, with promo code DOMINOFRIDAY.
  • Peach & Lily: The beauty retailer that specializes in K-beauty is offering 30% off sitewide using code PEACH2019 with exclusions.
  • Perry Ellis: The luxe menswear brand is offering 40% off sitewide in addition to tons of doorbusters, going on now. Take an extra 10% off your purchase with code EXTRA10.
  • Petite Studio: Our favorite purveyor of the most incredible clothing for petite women is offering 25% off sitewide with code BF25OFF.
  • Puma: Through December 2, hundreds of items are 50% off with the code HALFOFF, including many popular basketball shoes.
  • Ray-Ban: Score new shades at up to 50% off with new deals every day.
  • Rebecca Minkoff: This stunning (yet perfect for everyday) tote is under $100 right now, 50% off its original price of $198.
  • Reformation: Starting Friday, you can take 30% off some of the most stylish, high quality clothing beloved by celebrities and Instagram influencers alike.
  • Tatcha: Choose a card and earn a mystery gift, now through December 1.
  • The Body Shop: Take 40% off sitewide, 50% off seasonal items and 25% off the brand’s huge selection of gifts through December 4.
  • The North Face: Get 25% off select items online through Cyber Monday.
  • Saks Fifth Avenue: When you spend $150 at the department store, you’ll be rewarded with a $75 gift card, and that’s easy to do with up to 50% off designer styles. Use code GIF19SF.
  • Sam Edelman: Save 30% off select items using the code SAM2019. There’s no better time to finally purchase those winter boots you’ve been eyeing.
  • Senreve: You’ll be saving in more than one way when you shop at the super gorgeous, luxury bag brand Senreve this Black Friday. With any purchase of $500 or more, you’ll get a gift, valued up to $195. You’ll also receive a free chain with any Belt Bag purchase (valued at $95) in addition to everything being 100% tax- and duty-free.
  • Shoes.com: Get up to 60% off select styles and save an additional 30% with the code THANKS19.
  • Skagen: At the minimalist watch brand Skagen, a selection of its watches and hybrid smartwatches starts at $39.99, with other accessories starting at just $9.99.
  • Soko Glam: The beauty retailer, which stocks cult favorites like Then I Met You and CosRX, is hosting a 30% off sitewide sale and taking 65% off select items with code BLACKFRIDAY19.
  • Space NK: It’s buy one, get one half off at Space NK, so load up on some of the most coveted products from the best beauty brands.
  • Spanx: Take 20% off everything, just make sure you act fast before the best-sellers sell out.
  • Steve Madden: Step into 25% off. Reward members get an even larger discount, and it’s free to sign up — with code BF2019.
  • Stuart Weitzman: Save up to 60% on the classy footwear from Stuart Weitzman with code SWTHANKFUL.
  • Sweaty Betty: One of our favorite brands of high quality activewear is offering 30% off with promo code CHEERS.
  • Tarte Cosmetics: Use code WEEKEND and snag 25% off palettes, skin care sets, brushes and much more.
  • Thakoon: Get 30% off everything from chunky sweaters to chic dresses through December 1.
  • Ties.com: Tie up a deal on a new tie for a guy in your life with 45% off $150+, 35% off $100+ and 25% off $50+, using promo code DEALWEEK.
  • Toms: Use code THANKFUL for 30% off any item through December 2.
  • Topshop: Snag up to 50% off select styles and enjoy free shipping worldwide.
  • Tory Burch: Take 30% off purchases of $250 or more and up to 60% off sales style with promo code THANKS at the brand’s Holiday Event.
  • Ugg: If your closet is lacking in cozy footwear, head over to the Ugg Closet, which has opened up to reveal deals on some of the brand’s classic boots, sneakers, flats and slippers.
  • Untuckit: 25% off sitewide through December 1, and combined savings of up to 50%.
  • Urban Outfitters: Buy one, get one 50% off sitewide. The discount is taken at checkout on the lower priced item.
  • Vince Camuto: The ultra-chic shoe and accessory brand is offering 40% off its entire site with code WEEKEND40 through December 3, with various styles of boots up to 50% off. Free shipping on orders $50+.
  • Vincero Watches: Take 15% off all orders and 20% off orders of $200 or more. There’s no better time (or place) to stock up on a luxurious yet affordable watch for any person in your life.
  • Vineyard Vines: Take 40% off favorite styles and 25% off sale items with code BLACKFRI19.
  • White and Warren: Get cozy this Black Friday with 25% off sitewide until December 2.
  • Wild One: Through Dec. 2, receive a free bandana (very cute on both dogs and humans) with any purchase of $50 or more at Wild One, one of the most stylish pet brands we’ve ever seen. All Beds and Commuter Carriers are also 50% off through the weekend.
  • Zappos: Save on thousands of shoes, clothing, accessories and more at Zappos this Black Friday.

Home and health

  • 23andMe: Up to 50% off Health + Ancestry kits. Sale ends December 2.
  • Ancestry®: Get 50% off the Ancestry®DNA kit and subscription service.
  • BarkBox: Start that tail wagging. Your first BarkBox is just $5 for Bark, oops, Black Friday with any multimonth subscription.
  • Bear Mattress: Take 25% off your purchase and receive two free Cloud Pillows with the code GIFT through December 2.
  • Birch: Use code BF200 for $200 off a new Birch mattress, a brand loved for its use of natural and organic materials.
  • Birch Lane: The furniture and decor brand’s Black Friday savings continue with an extra 25% off plus free shipping with code SAVEBIG.
  • Boll & Branch: Upgrade your bedding, bathroom basics and even loungewear with 25% off orders of $150 or more.
  • Brooklinen: One of the internet’s favorite bedding brands, Brooklinen is offering 20% off sitewide.
  • Casper: One of our top bed-in-a-box mattress brands is offering 15% off any mattress order until December 2.
  • Cocoon by Sealy: Not only will you get 25% off your purchase of any Chill Mattress, you’ll also receive a free DreamFit Sheet Set and two DreamFit Pillows.
  • Crane & Canopy: Take 20% off everything from bedding, to bath linens, to decor with promo code BESTDAY. It’s all on sale at Crane & Canopy’s biggest sale of the year.
  • Dyson: Up to 50% off select best-sellers on Amazon
  • GE Lighting: Get 30% off all C by GE products at Best Buy this Black Friday. That includes smart bulbs, smart switches and much more.
  • Hayneedle: Top-rated bar stools are up to 60% off, gardening and decor are up to 50% off, and Christmas trees are seriously discounted. Plus, get free shipping for all orders over $49.
  • Helix: Use the code BF100 for $100 off any mattress purchase and two free Dream Pillows.
  • Hydro Flask: You don’t need to be a VSCO girl to use one of the best water bottles on the market. At Nordstrom, a 32-ounce wide mouth Hydro Flask in black or white is 25% off.
  • Joss & Main: Take 70% off rugs, 65% off beds and headboards, and up to 60% off big-ticket items like sofas.
  • Le Creuset: Save up to 40% on nonstick cookware, and signature skillets now $70 off. Don’t forget your free gift with $200 purchase. Use code GIFT.
  • Lovesac: Are you sitting down? Because the deals at Lovesac might knock you off your feet. Save up to 35% on Sactionals, 30% off Sacs, and 35% off Holiday Sac Bundles.
  • Lowe’s: Hundreds of Black Friday deals, from appliances to tools and smart home and bath.
  • Mattress Firm: Now through November 29, snag a king mattress for the price of a queen, and a queen mattress for the price of a twin, with savings of up to $600.
  • Nectar: Take $100 off any mattress purchase and receive two free Memory Foam pillows.
  • Petco: Don’t forget about your four-legged friends on Black Friday. Petco is offering 10% off when you buy online or pick up in store, plus a $10 eGift card on purchases of $60+. Not to mention, you’ll get 40% off your order if you opt for repeat delivery.
  • Pier 1: Deck your halls for the holidays with 25% off sitewide at Pier 1. Just use promo code BLACKFRIDAY to save on everything from seasonal decor to everyday furniture and home accents.
  • Primary Goods: Take $10 off any purchase of $99 or more with code DREAM10. The more you spend, the more you’ll save, with Primary Goods’ tiered discount codes, up to $200 off your purchase of $449-plus.
  • Purple: Save up to $500 during Purple’s biggest Black Friday mattress sale ever.
  • Pyrex: Your Thanksgiving leftovers need somewhere to go. A 20-piece Pyrex set from Bed, Bath, and Beyond, now 40% off, will do the trick.
  • Smoko: An online brand devoted to making the internet a cuter place, Smoko is hosting daily deals every day this week.
  • Snowe Home: Bedding, bath linens, kitchenware and more are on sale and would make perfect gifts for anyone on your list. Take 20% off orders $75+ or 25% off orders $750+.
  • Sur La Table: The culinarily inclined retailer has over 100 of the most in-demand epicurean devices and tools discounted up to 75%.
  • S’well: Find the S’well bottle that suits your personality with 25% off sitewide, using promo code HOLIDAY19.
  • The Company Store: Use code BLKFRIDAY19 for 25% off items sitewide, with special discounts like an extra 50% off select items and 30% off select comforters.
  • The Home Depot: From up to 40% off select tools, storage and accessories to 40% off appliances, Home Depot is featuring thousands of Black Friday deals.
  • Vitamix: Snag up to 29% off a whole range of Vitamix’s top-of-the-line smart blenders. Sure, they’re a bit of a splurge, but they are built to last (and you’ll use it all the time).
  • World Market: Take 43% off almost all furniture and enjoy free shipping on all orders of $75 or more.

Note: The prices above reflect the retailers’ listed prices at the time of publication.

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Major sewage spill in Orange County closes beaches from Newport Beach to Dana Point

A spill of about 4 million gallons of raw sewage prompted the Orange County Health Care Agency to close ocean and bay water areas from Crystal Cove State Park in Newport Beach to Poche Beach at the Dana Point and San Clemente border, health officials said.

The spill was caused by a broken force main at the Ben Brown Golf Course in Laguna Beach, first reported at 4:40 p.m. Wednesday, the agency said.

In a statement, Nichole Quick, an Orange County health officer, emphasized that exposure to untreated sewage “can be harmful and result in very serious illness with potentially severe effects.”

Health officials said the affected areas will remain closed until water quality meets state standards.

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In Los Angeles County, authorities warned against swimming at local beaches because contaminants in runoff from recent rainfall could cause bacteria levels in ocean waters to increase. The county Department of Public Health said bacteria levels could remain elevated for up to three days, depending on the intensity of the rain and the volume of runoff.

Elevated bacteria levels in ocean water may cause illness, officials said, especially in children and the elderly. The advisory for L.A. County beaches will be in effect until at least 7:30 a.m. Monday, but could be extended with more rainfall.

Diane Kruger shows rare photo of daughter on vacation with Norman Reedus

Diane Kruger admitted she has a lot to be thankful for this holiday season.

The actress, 43, shared a rare photo Thursday on Instagram of her daughter and partner, Norman Reedus, while enjoying a beach vacation.

“I know you won’t remember these walks and you won’t remember these ‘talks,’ but I hope that you’ll always remember how much you’re loved and how thankful we are to have you in our lives little one,” she captioned the photo.

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“And how grateful I’ll always be to @bigbaldhead to have given me such a wonderful gift and to walk with me hand in hand ♥️ from my family to yours Happy Thanksgiving.”

Reedus posted his own family photo on his account showing a frazzled Kruger with their daughter on an airplane. “VACAY!!!” he joked.

The couple has been public about their relationship since 2017 and welcomed their daughter in November 2018 except they haven’t shared any details about her name or birth and prefer to keep it that way.

Kruger keeps her child’s face out of photographs and asked fans to do the same after paparazzi pics were taken without Kruger’s permission.

DIANE KRUGER ASKS PUBLIC TO RESPECT BABY’S PRIVACY

“Dear fans, dear non fans, dear paparazzi and anyone with a conscience. We were just tagged in these paparazzi pictures of me and our daughter. These pictures were taken without our consent and expose a vulnerable and innocent baby,” the “Inglourious Basterds” star wrote.

“While we understand that some people would like to see a picture of our daughter, we as parents, want nothing more than allow her to grow up in privacy and safety,” she added. “Me and @bigbaldhead would kindly ask you not to repost these pictures and help us achieve that goal.”

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“Whoever has already posted them, please take them down. Please put yourself in our shoes. We are just like any parent wanting the very best for our child. Thank you for your support.”

British police are treating the incident as ‘terror-related as a precaution,’ and confirmed that one man was shot by police

Police and emergency services are responding to incident at London Bridge on Friday afternoon.

The areas on both side of the bridge are usually quite busy, with many offices, restaurants and bars nearby. London Bridge itself is one of the UK capital’s main transport hubs with thousands of people traveling through it every day. The incident took place just hours before city workers clock off for the week and head to the station for their train home.

National Security analyst Peter Bergen describes London Bridge as one of the city’s “iconic places.”

“There’s great concern about this particular location, London Bridge, where two years ago there was a terrorist incident where eight people were killed on London Bridge and at the nearby Borough Market,” he tells CNN.

“Interestingly, the British authorities had recently lowered the terrorism alert from severe to substantial — severe means an attack is highly likely and substantial means the risk is lower — so if indeed this does turn out to be terrorism British authorities will have to explain why they so recently lowered the alert to that level.”

He added: “It’s one of these iconic places in London. That could just be a coincidence, but if you want to make some sort of statement you go to these iconic places knowing it’s going to get more attention and more coverage.”

Blessing Corner feeds the needy, veterans, senior citizens on Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving is a time for good food, camaraderie and lending a helping hand.

The Blessing Corner Ministries provided all three to those in need Thursday.

Located at 101 Union Avenue, Blessing Corner served meals to benefit the homeless and less fortunate on Thanksgiving Day from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The ministry also delivered meals to senior citizens and veterans in the community.

Event Coordinator Tasha Turner said that 425 meals had been served or delivered an hour into the event and that roughly 800 would be done by day’s end. The efforts were aided by about 70 volunteers, she said.

Turner, 28, said that Blessing Corner has been doing the holiday dinner for as long as she could remember.

“We know the need here,” she said. “We’ve been here for some time.”

Her mom, Pastor Bonnie Gillette Turner, said the gathering usually brings in far more people than Thursday’s turnout. She said the rainy and cold weather may have played a factor and that more groups and organizations than ever before are doing similar events throughout the city on Thanksgiving Day.

Bonnie Turner said the ministry began handing out turkeys in 1999, only to realize those in need didn’t have a place to cook them. She then began hosting the holiday dinner.

The church also hosts meals every Tuesday and Friday, and will have a similar dinner and donation event on Christmas Day.

“We have to help them,” Bonnie Turner said. “Thanksgiving is a day to give thanks. We want to accomplish that goal with this.”

Gonsalo Cervantes said him and his father realized Wednesday night their oven wasn’t working. His dad retrieved a flier for the Blessing Corner dinner from his truck, however, and they were able to enjoy a hot meal after all.

“It’s great they do it. It means so much,” he said. “We got a true dinner. We are really appreciative of that.”

Ramiro Urena had a full to-go plate on his way out the door, which was for his wife at home.

“It’s better than being alone,” he said. “Sitting with other people, being thankful for what we have. I’m thankful for it.”

A white Thanksgiving in the high desert as snow falls in Antelope Valley and elsewhere

The Thanksgiving Day storm was producing significant amounts of snow in Southern California’s high desert region Thursday.

Up to 8 inches of snow was reported in some parts of the Antelope Valley. Over the last two days, Lancaster has seen 4 to 5 inches of snow and Palmdale 3 inches, according to the National Weather Service. The agency said a weather spotter reported 7 inches Saturday morning in Pearblossom.

Snow was falling along Interstate 15 and Highway 14, but both routes so far remain open.

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Snow was accumulating in both Lancaster and Palmdale, enough to cover cars and for some to build snowmen.

Snow was also falling in some Inland Empire desert communities, such as Apple Valley and Hesperia. Temperatures in that region were hovering in the low 30s, and the snow level had dropped to under 2,500 feet as the powerful storm moved through.

The steady precipitation was expected to turn to scattered rain and snow showers by midday. Isolated thunderstorms were also possible in Los Angeles and Orange counties, especially closer to the coast.

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There was a 40% chance of rain in the high desert Friday with lows in the 40s.

Michelin chef bans meat from her restaurants

(CNN) — Conversations about how diet impacts the climate crisis have ramped up this past year, with a UN report published in August 2019 suggesting that eating less meat and reducing food waste could help save the planet.

So perhaps it’s no surprise that top chefs are sitting up and taking notice, too.

Dominque Crenn, a pioneering restaurateur with three Michelin stars to her name, has announced she’ll no longer be serving meat in her portfolio of highly successful San Francisco eateries.

“Meat is complicated,” she told CNN Travel in an interview about her meat-free decision. “We have to be thoughtful about the ecosystem that we’re living in and not to destroy it because of the instant gratification and the demand of others.”

Concerned about the sometimes murky world of food provenance, Crenn decided it was easiest to remove meat from the menu altogether.

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Dominique Crenn was named world's best female chef in 2016.

Dominique Crenn was named world’s best female chef in 2016.

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This decision didn’t come out of the blue. Crenn’s popular restaurants are known for dishing up veggie and fish-focused twists on traditional French cuisine.

“What people haven’t talked about is [since] I opened Petit Crenn in 2015, it’s been fully vegetarian and pescatarian, we didn’t have any meat there,” says Crenn. “But I never advertised it.
“And then Atelier has been meat free for the last two years.”

Crenn’s upcoming project Boutique Crenn, due to open in San Francisco’s Salesforce Tower in 2020, is set to be veggie-only, too.

As a child growing up on a farm in France’s northwestern Brittany region, Crenn was immersed in a culture where, she told CNN Travel back in 2018, there was “a lot of care and connection with the soil.”

“When I came here, it was very important to me, if I’m getting into that business, I needed to understand where the food comes from,” she adds now.

Crenn personally sources her produce, whether it’s vegetables, fish or meat. Often, she grows the vegetables on her own farm.

“I’m not a pescatarian, I’m not a vegetarian, but I’m also a conscious person,” Crenn says. “And I know the impact of the way that we fix meat nowadays is not good. It’s killing us, it’s killing the planet.”

While Crenn feels a responsibility to address the problem, she also says she’s not trying to “impose anything on anyone.”

Instead, the chef wants people to think about the consequences of their diet and come to their own conclusions.

And while Crenn sees some positives in veganism, she doesn’t intend to adopt that diet — either for herself or at her restaurants, expressing concern about the provenance of vegan products available on the market.

As for fish — well, for now, it’s still on the menu in some of her restaurants — but Crenn’s going to keep considering that choice.

“Fish also is a problem,” Crenn says. “So don’t be surprised if in a few years if I become all vegetarian.”

Supportive community

Crenn, who recently announced she is cancer-free following a diagnosis earlier this year, is known for being vocal and passionate about her beliefs.

She’s a champion of gender equality in the restaurant industry and culinary arts.

While she was honored to be named the world’s best female chef by the World’s 50 Best Restaurants List in 2016, Crenn also expressed her frustration at the fact there was a separate category for women.

The reaction to her new meat-free culinary philosophy, Crenn says, has been overwhelmingly positive and supportive.

But if any naysayers protest meat’s integral place in haute-cuisine, Crenn will shrug them off.

“The decision doesn’t come from what my guests want. The decision comes from what this planet needs. What decisions as humans we need to make for the planet to be better,” she says.

“I’m trying to make the best decision for my surroundings and the planet and myself. But I’m not forcing anybody to do that.

But what am I asking is — I really want people to think about their actions and their behavior and what they can impact on their own. And it’s pretty easy. You know, the little things will go such a long way.”