It appears the end is near for Hostess Brands. A last ditch effort to settle differences between the company and the bakers union has failed. A bankruptcy judge had asked the two sides to try one more time to come to an agreement in hopes of saving more than 18-thousand jobs. That failed and Hostess is expected to go back to court today to pursue a total shutdown.
LAX officials are advising drivers going to the airport today to plan their trip ahead of time because Century Boulevard will be shut down for a union sponsored march and protest. It will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the busiest travel day of the year. Anyone having a flight during those hours is being told to add an extra hour and a half to their travel time due to possible delays.
More information is coming to light about four Southern California men who federal authorities say were planning to unleash “violent jihad” against the United States. According to court documents, one of the four men arrested allegedly left the U.S. last year and traveled to Afghanistan to set up terrorist training with al-Qaeda and Taliban members. Sohiel Omar Kabir is also accused of converting two fellow suspects to “radical and violent Islamic doctrine.” If convicted, the defendants face a maximum of 15 years in prison.
Hemet chiropractor Dr. Jeffrey Marrs was arrested yesterday at his clinic Lifestyle Chiropratic. Marrs is facing sexual offenses following a month long investigation. Bail was set at a half million dollars.
Menifee city manager Bill Rawlings has stepped down after the city council met in a special closed door meeting to discuss his job performance. He will be replaced by senior manager Rob Johnson.
Arson investigators are looking into a massive fire in downtown San Bernardino. Five buildings were damaged or destroyed in the Monday night blaze. Investigators say it started at an automotive store on Athol Street and spread to four adjoining businesses. Damages are estimated at one-and-a-half-million dollars.
New allegations are shadowing former Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash. Clash is now the target of a five-million-dollar lawsuit filed by man who claims he too had a sexual relationship with Clash when he was underage. Clash resigned yesterday from Sesame Street.
A basketball player at a small college in Iowa has smashed the NCAA record for most points in a game. Grinnell’s Jack Taylor scored 138 points in his teams 179-104 win.
November 21, 2012 at 5:12 am | Local News | No comment