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Photos: 1931 Bentley Takes Top Honors at the 2019 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Photos: 1931 Bentley Takes Top Honors at the 2019 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance


Bentley is celebrating its 100th year, so it’s fitting that the British automaker turned out to be the star of last weekend’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

A 1931 Bentley 8 Liter Gurney Nutting Sports Tourer took home Best of Show among the jaw-dropping field of cars featured on California’s Monterey Peninsula. Bentleys made up about a quarter of the cars in this year’s show, according to the concours blog.

The winning Bentley was the class of the racing world with a chassis and body built for performance and a powerful engine. Bentley’s last Best of Show in Pebble Beach was in 1965.

Scroll down to see photos from the 2019 show.



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The Hot Pink Emoji House in Manhattan Beach Has a Way Weirder Origin Story Than You Thought

The Hot Pink Emoji House in Manhattan Beach Has a Way Weirder Origin Story Than You Thought

A bright pink house with emojis plastered on it in a swanky stretch of Manhattan Beach, blocks from the sand, has neighbors rolling their eyes and insisting a more dastardly motive behind the blush.

But the homeowner says it doesn’t have anything to do with a perceived battle, and everything to do with her love of art.

“I feel very very bullied! Bullied and harassed by her,” a neighbor, with long eyelashes — she says just like the emoji face that was painted on the home — said. She asked to remain anonymous. 

The fight over the fuchsia began months ago when pink property owner Kathryn Kidd said several residents reported her home to the city.

She began listing the home on 39th Street near Highland Avenue as a short-term rental — which is illegal in the city of Manhattan Beach. Airbnb had not yet confirmed that the home was listed on its site. 

Kidd said she simply made a mistake.

She paid the $4,000 fine for renting out the home, back when it was a pale sandy color, and turned the home into a long term rental.

Kidd lives a couple blocks away and said she hired a painter known as “Z The Art” on Instagram to brighten up the home.

“It has nothing to do with short term rentals. It doesn’t have anything to do with any of the neighbors over there,” Kidd insists.

But other neighbors still believe it is an eyesore, and a form of retaliation. 

“I don’t think of it as artwork. I think of it as an F U!” an anonymous neighbor said.

The neighbor who decided to remain anonymous said she felt the emoji house was painted to make fun of her and was a personal attack on her.

Two emoji faces, both with long black eyelashes, were painted on the home. One is a silly face, and the other dons a zipper covering its mouth. 

“I think it means to shut up, stop talking — zip your lip,” neighbor Dina Doll said. 

Kidd stood behind her reasons and said she is an art collector and loves emojis. She said the zipper emoji has to do with her daughter. She also said that it is a message to young women to cover up their bodies in order to protect themselves.

“The zipper relates more to fashion and to protect young women from exposing themselves because of all the weirdos around,” Kidd said.

Neighbors said they’re not buying Kidd’s story, and believe the house is ruining their property value.

“I don’t know what’s going to happen but we’re going to go after her with everything that we can,” the neighbor said while in tears.

NBCLA is awaiting comment from the city on the pink house hubbub. 

“It is my building and I choose to paint it the colors that I want,” Kidd said.



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You Can Take the Kids to See ‘Baby Shark Live’ in Concert in Long Beach. Here’s How to Get Tickets

You Can Take the Kids to See 'Baby Shark Live' in Concert in Long Beach. Here's How to Get Tickets

Parents, brace yourselves. 

“Baby Shark Live” is launching a 100-city tour in North America this fall, and the only place parents in Southern California can take their kids to see the show is in Long Beach. 

There’s also set to be another show in San Jose the next day. 

The YouTube famous children’s song — with its catchy beat and earworm-like “doo doo doo doo” lyrics — has nearly 3 billion views on YouTube.

Not to mention, there are countless spinoff YouTube videos since the video produced by the South Korean firm Pinkfong was released in 2015.

Pinkfong and Round Room Live are partnering to present what they call a fully immersive concert experience.

Promoters say Baby Shark will join up with his friend, Pinkfong, to sing and dance such songs as “Five Little Monkeys,” ”Wheels on the Bus” and “Jungle Boogie.”

Of course, the show will also include “Baby Shark.”

‘Alexa! Play Baby Shark!’: Tot’s Quest for Song Goes Viral'Alexa! Play Baby Shark!': Tot's Quest for Song Goes Viral

The concerts are scheduled to begin in October.

Here’s where you can find tickets to the concert at the Long Beach Convention Center set to have you humming Oct. 19, 2019. 

You can learn more here.

Here’s the schedule upcoming shows around the U.S.:

Spartanburg, SC — Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium — Thursday 10/3/19

Orlando, FL — Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts — Friday 10/4/19

Tampa, FL — Straz Center — Morsani Hall — Saturday 10/5/19

Fort Lauderdale, FL — Broward Center for the Performing Arts — Sunday 10/6/19

Jacksonville, FL — Florida Theatre — Monday 10/7/19

Pensacola, FL — Saenger Theatre — Tuesday 10/8/19 

Cedar Park, TX — HEB Center — Thursday 10/10/19

Sugar Land, TX — Smart Financial Centre — Friday 10/11/19

Frisco, TX — Comerica Center — Saturday 10/12/19

New Orleans, LA — Mahalia Jackson Theater — Sunday 10/13/19

Shreveport, LA — Shreveport Municipal Auditorium — Monday 10/14/19

Tulsa, OK — BOK Center — Tuesday 10/15/19

San Antonio, TX — Majestic Theatre — Wednesday 10/16/19

Mesa, AZ — Ikeda Theater — Friday 10/18/19

Long Beach, CA — Terrace Theater — Saturday 10/19/19

San Jose, CA — Center for the Performing Arts — Sunday 10/20/19

Salt Lake City, UT — Eccles Theater — Wednesday 10/23/19

Denver, CO — Paramount Theatre — Thursday 10/24/19

St. Louis, MO — Stifel Theatre — Saturday 10/26/19

Indianapolis, IN — Clowes Memorial Hall — Sunday 10/27/19

Des Moines, IA — Des Moines Civic Center — Tuesday 10/29/19

Minneapolis, MN — State Theatre — Wednesday 10/30/19

Milwaukee, WI — Riverside Theater — Friday 11/1/19

Rosemont, IL — Rosemont Theatre — Saturday 11/2/19

Detroit, MI — Fox Theatre — Sunday 11/3/19

Pittsburgh, PA — Byham Theater — Monday 11/4/19

Reading, PA — Santander Performing Arts Center — Tuesday 11/5/19

Hartford, CT — Bushnell Performing Arts Center — Wednesday 11/6/19

Brookville, NY — Tilles Center — Thursday 11/7/19

Brooklyn, NY — Kings Theatre — Friday 11/8/19

Boston, MA — Emerson Colonial Theatre — Saturday 11/9/19 

Philadelphia, PA — Academy of Music — Sunday 11/10/19



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Swimmer’s Ear? Prosthetic Ear Found on Beach Near Tampa Bay

Swimmer's Ear? Prosthetic Ear Found on Beach Near Tampa Bay

In one of the weirdest lost and found stories you will read today, one Florida police department is looking for whoever happened to be at a beach in the Tampa Bay area this past weekend and lost their prosthetic ear.

Yes, you read that correctly.

The Holmes Beach Police Department says someone found the ear this weekend during the World’s Strongest Man competition that was being held at nearby Manatee Beach, according to NBC affiliate WFLA-TV.

Officers have held the ear in their possession since it was turned over to them and are eager to reunite it with its owner.

Anyone who knows the ear’s owner is encouraged to call the department.



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Ocean Beach Pier Reopens After Lengthy Repairs to Railing

Ocean Beach Pier Reopens After Lengthy Repairs to Railing


After more than four months closed, the popular Ocean Beach Pier reopen Friday to a swarming crowd just in time for the Memorial Day holiday.

The pier underwent about $309,000-worth of repairs and upgrades after high surf from a winter storm in mid-January ripped off a portion of the railing, forcing the nearly 2,000-foot-long pier to close.

Mayor Kevin Faulconer and members of the San Diego Fire-Rescue lifeguards, the Public Works Department and the Ocean Beach Mainstreet Association were on hand to officially reopen the pier on Friday. 

Eager crowds were waiting to walk through the iron gate that has for months blocked pedestrians from accessing the pier. 

“We’re very excited. We came down here early so we could see the opening,” Ocean Beach resident Jeri Gonzalez said. “My kids have fished off the pier when they were small. It’s a big deal. It’s important to the community. It’s important to my family.”

On Jan. 18, ten to 12-foot King Tide waves tore a chunk of the pier’s railing off and damaged the wood paneling.

A series of storms that followed prevented crews from quickly assessing the pier’s damage. Weeks later, there was still no time frame for when the pier, which is frequented by about a half-million people each year, would reopen.

Once the assessment was completed, though, the city of San Diego’s staff determined they needed to replace 2,200 feet of railing and fix electric, water and sewer lines.

The repairs, which began in March, were estimated to cost $430,000 and were completed with about a quarter of the budget remaining, the city said. The funding came from city’s budget. 

The pier was also scheduled to undergo a long-term assessment by a structural engineering firm to determine how to rehabilitate the pier, according to City of San Diego Deputy Chief Operating Officer Johnnie Perkins.

The city said in March they would analyze the results once completed and consider launching a rehabilitation project for the pier. 

At more than 1,970 feet, the Ocean Beach pier, which opened in 1966, is the second longest on the West Coast and the longest concrete pier in the world.



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Dr. Beach Reveals Top 10 Best Beaches in the US for 2019

Dr. Beach Reveals Top 10 Best Beaches in the US for 2019


Oahu’s Kailua Beach Park in Hawaii has been selected as the best stretch of sand for Dr. Beach’s Top 10 Beaches list in 2019. Two other Hawaiian beaches, Duke Kahanamoku Beach in Oahu and Hapuna Beach State Park on the Big Island, also made the list.

Florida had two entries and North Carolina, South Carolina, California, New York, Massachusetts each had one on the annual list that ranks major public recreational beaches in the coastal U.S. states.

Florida International University professor Stephen Leatherman, also known as Dr. Beach, uses about 50 criteria to assess and rank beaches across the country. U.S. territories like Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands aren’t included in the rankings. In recent years, he has given extra points to beaches that prohibit smoking, saying cigarette butts are not only environmentally damaging, but can ruin the experience for beach-goers. Safety and environmental management are other major factors, he said

See the full list below:



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Woman Killed, Five Wounded In Shooting Near Long Beach Bar

Woman Killed, Five Wounded In Shooting Near Long Beach Bar


Police are investigating an early morning shooting in which a 57-year-old woman from Ontario was killed and five other people were wounded outside a bar in Long Beach.

The victims were transported to a local hospital, one of the wounded victims was said to be in critical but stable condition.

The shooting occurred at 12:40 a.m. Saturday at 1616 W. Pacific Coast Highway, said Lt. Abram Yap of the Long Beach Police Department.

The location is at PCH and Canal Avenue, a few blocks west of the 710 Freeway.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, Yap said. She was a 57-year-old grandmother and mother of two from Ontario, according to multiple media reports.

The shooting reportedly occurred in a parking lot.

Police have not released any further information.



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Charges Dropped Against Conor McGregor in Miami Beach Hotel Incident

New Footage Shows Conor McGregor Cellphone Incident at Miami Beach Hotel

Criminal charges against MMA star Conor McGregor that resulted from a cellphone stomping incident outside the Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel in March have been dropped.

Prosecutors announced at a hearing Monday that the strong-arm robbery and criminal mischief charges against McGregor, 30, were being dropped after the victim didn’t want to cooperate with prosecutors. McGregor didn’t attend Monday’s hearing.

“My client is relieved, obviously he feels he should not have been arrested, but he believes that this is a just and fair resolution,” McGregor’s attorney Sam Rabin said after the hearing. “We think it was the appropriate result.”

Surveillance footage showed McGregor was among a group of people outside the hotel the morning of March 11 when a few bystanders started filming him with their cellphones. McGregor suddenly smacked the phone out of one man’s hand, stomped on it, then picked it up and started to walk away, as he was surrounded by his security.

Police later located and arrested McGregor, who posted bond and left jail hours later. McGregor’s attorney called the incident a “minor altercation.”

Miami-Dade County court records showed that the owner of the phone, Ahmed Abdirzak, filed a lawsuit seeking more than $15,000, accusing McGregor of battery, assault and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

The Miami Heraldreported that Abdirzak settled the civil suit with McGregor.



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Man Arrested After Woman Beaten to Death With E-Scooter in Long Beach

Man Arrested After Woman Beaten to Death With E-Scooter in Long Beach

A woman was viciously attacked and killed in a beating using an electric scooter in Long Beach Monday and a man has been arrested, police said.

The attack took place at around 12:30 p.m. in the 3100 block of East 64th Street, the Long Beach Police Department said.

The woman, identified as 63-year-old Rosa Elana Hernandez of Long Beach, was walking down the street when a man began attacking her, police said.

It was unclear what provoked the attack, police said.

Woman Beaten to Death With E-Scooter in Long Beach

[LA] Woman Beaten to Death With E-Scooter in Long Beach

During the violent beating, the man picked up a motorized scooter and began striking the woman with the scooter, police said.

Long Beach police could not confirm earlier information provided by the department that a good Samaritan attempted to intervene during the attack.

One person did witness the attack and called the police, an officer said.

The woman died at the scene, while the attacker fled, before police arrived to the incident location.

Newschopper4 Bravo flew over the crime scene, where an electric scooter broken into two pieces could be seen on top of the woman’s body.

The Long Beach Police Department said homicide investigators were on the scene.

A description of the attacker was released a short time later, with police searching for a man wearing dark pants, a dark hoodie and bright red shoes, with facial hair. At about 5 p.m., police detained a man matching the description of the attacker.

The man was booked for murder and was being held on $2 million bail, police said, but the identity of the suspected attacker was not immediately released.



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