Author: JohnValbyNation

New 'snow gate' helps drivers on 5 Freeway

A new gate installed along Interstate 5 in Castaic allows drivers to turn around and travel back in the other direction when road conditions are dicey. That came in handy on Thursday, when a snowstorm forced the closure of the freeway through the Grapevine in the midst of the Thanksgiving travel crush. Crews rolled open…

By JohnValbyNation November 29, 2019 0

What's on TV Friday: 'Fresh Off the Boat' on ABC

Click Here: liverpool mens jersey SERIES American Housewife Katie and Greg (Katy Mixon, Diedrich Bader) look for activities that will keep them connected as a couple in this new episode of the family comedy. 8 p.m. ABC Top Elf In this new unscripted holiday competition series, seven kid contestants with building and design skills are…

By JohnValbyNation November 29, 2019 0

Escapes: Travel deals? You want them, we've got them

Cheap airline tickets. Discounted tours. Reduced hotel rates. And don’t forget Vegas, which has fee-free stays, second rooms for free and dollars off regular rates. It’s a bargain hunter’s bonanza, thanks to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and also thanks to our time zone. My name is Catharine Hamm, and I’m the travel editor for…

By JohnValbyNation November 29, 2019 0

Your weekend getaway for the holidays: San Francisco

Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, San Francisco’s always-jumping Union Square ups its game. A towering Christmas tree aglow with thousands of lights and ornaments rises from its center. Skaters whirl around an ice rink, grooving to holiday and pop music. Street performers entertain in and around the square. Festivities include Hanukkah menorah lightings and…

By JohnValbyNation November 29, 2019 0

World shares retreat after Trump approves Hong Kong bill

Global stock markets fell Thursday after President Trump signed a bill supporting human rights in Hong Kong, potentially increasing tensions as the U.S. and China talk about ending their trade war. Trading volumes were muted, however, with the U.S. closed for Thanksgiving. China reacted with indignation to the legislation, which Congress passed with overwhelming support.…

By JohnValbyNation November 29, 2019 0