BREAKING: Active Shooter; Report of ’20 Victim Shooting’ Incident in San Bernardino

San Bernardino Fire Department units were responding to a report of a “20-victim shooting” on Wednesday, authorities said.

The incident was reported in the 1300 block of South Waterman Avenue, the Fire Department tweeted shortly before 11:15 a.m.


San Bernardino police confirmed around 11:30 a.m. there was an active shooter in the area of Orange Show Road / Waterman Avenue near Park Center Circle….(read more)


Source: KTLA

[VIDEO] San Francisco’s Last Gun Shop is Closing. The Reason is Appalling

Over the weekend, San Francisco will lose its last gun store: High Bridge Arms.

Why? The city has mandated that gun shops hand over information about its customers to the cops.

“Just the idea of giving that information willingly to the police department, for no real reason, seemed very unreasonable to me.” says Steven Alcairo, the general manager of High Bridge Arms. Alcairo notes that the gunshop new3store already complies with all federal and state reporting requirements.

Mark Farrell, a member of San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors, was behind the local ordinance. The ordinance places new requirements on gun shops like High Bridge Arms, such as videotaping everything that happens in their stores and providing the San Francisco Police Department with weekly updates on customers and purchases.

“I would never introduce legislation to hurt a small business in our city,” Farrell told the local NBC affiliate. “However, if a gun store in particular wants to close as a result of it, so be it.”

High Bridge Arms’ website says the shop was opened in 1952 by the renowned Olympic shooter Bob Chow. It was later bought by Andy Takahashi in the late 1980s. It was Takahashi who made the decision to close the doors.

“You know, I think I would like it if San Franciscans would just kinda take a look at this,” says Alcario. “We decriminalized medical marijuana, we pioneered equal rights. But in the same town you’re gearing laws specifically to make it hard on me,”

About 3 minutes. Produced by Alex Manning. Filmed by Paul Detrick. Music by Podington Bear.


Apocalyptic Nightmare: Big Rig Carrying Chicken Collides With Big Truck Full Of Bees


A big rig carrying frozen chicken collided with another big rig carrying thousands of bees on the westbound 10 Freeway in Coachella Monday morning, prompting a hourslong cleanup operation and lane closures.

 reports: About 7:11 a.m., a 2011 Freightliner carrying a load of chicken struck the rear of a 1991 Volvo in the far right lane of the freeway east of Dillon Road (map), according to the California Highway Patrol office in Indio.


“Bees everywhere.”

The chicken truck had major damage and became engulfed in flames, spilling fuel onto the freeway and barbecuing some of the poultry inside the vehicle’s trailer.

The bees in the other truck escaped and became “aggravated,” Caltrans District 8 spokeswoman Terri Kasinga said in an email.

“Bees everywhere,” stated the CHP’s traffic incident log. Beekeepers were en route from Riverside and Bakersfield, the log said. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dick Van Dyke Rescued From Burning Car in L.A.

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Dick Van Dyke was “fine” after being rescued from a burning car on the 101 freeway, according to California Highway Patrol officials and the 87 year-old actor’s own Twitter account.

“He’s fine, thank God!!” his wife, Arlene Van Dyke tweeted on Monday.

According to the California Highway Patrol’s incident log, officers responded to a report of a burning vehicle on the eastbound 101 Freeway near Parkway Calabasas around 2. p.m. on Monday.

TMZ reported that a man named Jason Pennington rescued Van Dyke after spotting a car full of smoke on the side of the 101 freeway where he saw an elderly man hunched over at the wheel.

Watch Arlene Van Dyke’s video of the incident (via Twitter):

Van Dyke’s melted car @iammrvandy ( He’s fine thank God!! (— arlene van dyke (@speakyteeth) August 19, 2013