Black man ‘wore life-like white man mask to diguise himself as he committed 30 burglaries in LA’

Black man ‘wore a life-like white man mask complete with fake hair and glasses to disguise himself as he committed 30 burglaries in wealthy Los Angeles neighborhoods’

  • A black man is accused of using a life-like white man mask complete with fake hair and glasses as a disguise while he committed burglaries in the LA area 
  • Rockim Prowell, 30, was pulled over in Beverly Hills on May 2, and police found the mask and other items that connected him to two Beverly Hills burglaries
  • Police executed a search warrant of his home and found other items that connected him to dozens of other break-ins in the Los Angeles area

A black man allegedly used a life-like white man mask complete with fake hair and glasses to disguise himself as he committed dozens of burglaries in the Los Angeles area in the past year. 

Police released surveillance images of the suspect wearing the mask and glasses, but something was off. 

‘It was odd this burglar’s mouth was always open when seen on video surveillance,’ LAPD Pacific wrote on Twitter, which has since been deleted. ‘When he was caught breaking into another home we discovered why.’   

Rockim Prowell, 30, allegedly wore the disguise to commit about 30 home burglaries in the Southern California area starting last April, Fox News reported. 

He was finally caught on May 2 after he was pulled over in Beverly Hills. 

Police wondered why this burglar’s mouth was open. Turns out it was a mask

The suspect, later identified as Rockim Prowell, used this disguise to commit at least two Beverly Hills burglaries and it connects him to dozens more in the Los Angeles area, police said

The suspect, later identified as Rockim Prowell, used this disguise to commit at least two Beverly Hills burglaries and it connects him to dozens more in the Los Angeles area, police said

This is the life-like mask of a white male that Prowell, a black man, allegedly used during break-ins

This is the life-like mask of a white male that Prowell, a black man, allegedly used during break-ins

That’s when police found the mask and other items that connected him to Beverly Hills break-ins last July and on April 20, where he stole flat screen TVs, Beverly Hills police said.  

Currently, Rockim Prowell faces charges connected to two Beverly Hills burglaries

Currently, Rockim Prowell faces charges connected to two Beverly Hills burglaries

Prowell was arrested and charged with two counts of burglary, two counts of grand theft and one count of vandalism. 

The license plates attached to Prowell’s car were allegedly stolen, according to police.

But Prowell’s woes didn’t stop there. 

Beverly Hills detectives conducted a search warrant at Prowell’s home in Inglewood, California, where police said they found stolen items that connected Prowell dozens of other home break-ins in mostly wealthy areas in Southern California. 

Beverly Hills police are working with Los Angeles Police Department and law enforcement in in Newport Beach, an affluent city in Orange County, to determine if he is linked to home burglaries in those cities. 

He’s currently out on bail but could face more charges. 

Twitter was, as usual, went straight to the punchlines. One user compared the situation to a Scooby Doo episode and asked someone to make a ‘face reveal meme.’ 

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Cindy Crawford, 55, cuts casual figure  in white top and blue jeans while running errands in Malibu

Cindy Crawford, 55, cuts a casual figure in white top and blue jeans while running errands in Malibu

She has the distinction of being one of fashion’s premiere supermodels since the 1980s.

And on Monday, Cindy Crawford looked just as gorgeous as ever, when she was spotted outside a Wells Fargo in Malibu, California.

The runway star, 55, cut a chic and casual figure, in a putty-colored V-neck sweater and form-fitting denim blue jeans.

Windswept beauty: On Monday, Cindy Crawford looked just as gorgeous as ever, when she was spotted outside a Wells Fargo in Malibu

Cindy complemented her ensemble with a beige scarf that matched her sweater beautifully.

She wore her brown hair down and parted to the side, as it blew in the wind along with her scarf.  

Crawford‘s jeans were shredded at the ankle, and she slipped her feet into snakeskin slides.

She kept the animal print theme going with a fun cheetah print face mask. Cindy also had a delicate gold chain around her neck. 

Eye contact: The runway star, 55, cut a chic and casual figure, in a putty-colored V-neck sweater and form-fitting denim blue jeans

Eye contact: The runway star, 55, cut a chic and casual figure, in a putty-colored V-neck sweater and form-fitting denim blue jeans

Over the weekend, the beauty celebrated Mother’s Day with two stunning photos.

One was a throwback she’s posted before, on the beach from when her model daughter Kaia Jordan Gerber was just a baby and her son Presley Walker looked to be no more than three or four years old.

The catwalker also included a lovely photo from a more recent time, with her arm around her own mother, Jennifer Sue Crawford-Moluf.

Over the weekend: The beauty celebrated Mother’s Day with two stunning photos

Over the weekend: The beauty celebrated Mother’s Day with two stunning photos

Love: The catwalker included a lovely photo from a more recent time, with her arm around her own mother, Jennifer Sue Crawford-Moluf

Love: The catwalker included a lovely photo from a more recent time, with her arm around her own mother, Jennifer Sue Crawford-Moluf

In the caption, Cindy thanked her children ‘for making me a mom and teaching me so much along the way,’ and her own mother, ‘who taught me to love unconditionally.

‘Motherhood is the greatest gift of my life,’ she added.

Earlier this month, Crawford paid tribute to the late Gianna Bryant, wearing Mambacita sweat clothes in honor of the 13-year-old who lost her life last year along with her father Kobe Bryant.

Earlier this month: Crawford paid tribute to the late Gianna Bryant, wearing Mambacita sweat clothes in honor of the 13-year-old who lost her life last year along with her father Kobe Bryant

Earlier this month: Crawford paid tribute to the late Gianna Bryant, wearing Mambacita sweat clothes in honor of the 13-year-old who lost her life last year along with her father Kobe Bryant

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Lindsey Vonn sells Beverly Hills mansion with ex P.K. Subban for almost $7M after ending engagement

Lindsey Vonn sells her Beverly Hills mansion with ex P.K. Subban for almost $7 million… after purchasing property last year for $6.75M and then ending their engagement

  • The gold medalist, 36, and the Canadian hockey star, 31, sold their Italian-style villa for $6.9 million, after placing it on the market in February for $7 million 
  • They purchased the property last year, for $6.75 million, as the 5,500 sq. ft. home features a beautiful exterior accented by columns as well as a dramatic lighting concept 
  • Built in the 1950s, the open-concept home was renovated just before the star athlete pair purchased it 

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They ended their engagement in December of last year, but not before acquiring an impressive piece of property.

And now Lindsey Vonn and P.K. Subban have successfully unloaded the home they bought together in Beverly Hills, California, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The gold medalist, 36, and the Canadian hockey star, 31, sold their Italian-style villa for $6.9 million, after placing it on the market in February for $7 million. 

Striking facade: Lindsey Vonn and P.K. Subban have successfully unloaded the home they bought together in Beverly Hills before splitting up at the end of last year

Exes: The gold medalist, 36, and the Canadian hockey star, 31, have sold their Italian-style villa for $6.9 million, after placing it on the market in February for $7 million; seen here in August of 2019

Exes: The gold medalist, 36, and the Canadian hockey star, 31, have sold their Italian-style villa for $6.9 million, after placing it on the market in February for $7 million; seen here in August of 2019

They purchased the property last year, for $6.75 million.

The 5,500 sq. ft. home features a beautiful exterior accented by columns as well as a dramatic lighting concept. 

Inside, skylights and glass-walled windows provide copious light. 

Inside the 5,500 sq. ft. home: Skylights and glass-walled windows provide copious light

Inside the 5,500 sq. ft. home: Skylights and glass-walled windows provide copious light

Inside the 5,500 sq. ft. home: Skylights and glass-walled windows provide copious light

Built in the 1950s, the open-concept home was renovated just before the star athlete pair purchased it.

The living room features an oversized fireplace, while the dining room boasts a stunning modern chandelier lighting fixture.

The 4-bedroom, 6-bathroom home also comes equipped with a gym; a natural choice for Lindsey and P.K at the time. 

The living room features an oversized fireplace...

The living room features an oversized fireplace…

...while the dining room boasts a stunning modern chandelier lighting fixture

…while the dining room boasts a stunning modern chandelier lighting fixture

Wow factor: The expansive gourmet kitchen features two bright islands with marble countertops, and refreshing modern design throughout

Wow factor: The expansive gourmet kitchen features two bright islands with marble countertops, and refreshing modern design throughout

The expansive gourmet kitchen features two bright islands with marble countertops, and refreshing modern design throughout.

The master suite includes dual bathrooms and luxurious walk-in closets.

The outdoor area maintains its privacy thanks to manicured hedges and palm trees, surrounding a swimming pool, spa, patio and fire pit. 

Luxe: The master suite includes dual bathrooms

Luxe: The master suite includes dual bathrooms

Eye-popping: Luxurious walk-in closets provide more than enough storage for shoes and the like

Eye-popping: Luxurious walk-in closets provide more than enough storage for shoes and the like

Eye-popping: Luxurious walk-in closets provide more than enough storage for shoes and the like

Stunning: The kitchen includes marble detailing everywhere, along with glass walls allowing for even more light

Stunning: The kitchen includes marble detailing everywhere, along with glass walls allowing for even more light

Woah: The outdoor area maintains its privacy thanks to manicured hedges and palm trees, surrounding a swimming pool and spa

Woah: The outdoor area maintains its privacy thanks to manicured hedges and palm trees, surrounding a swimming pool and spa

Posh: There is also room for a seating area, patio and fire pit

Posh: There is also room for a seating area, patio and fire pit

Now that she has unloaded the half-acre property, it would seem that Vonn is considering relocating as far as the East Coast.

On her Instagram Stories on Monday, she included a photo of what looked to be New York City, along with the caption ‘Options…’

On the bottom of the image, she tagged NYC-based real estate broker Charles Utti.

Now that she has unloaded this half-acre property: It would seem that Vonn is considering relocating as far as the East Coast

Now that she has unloaded this half-acre property: It would seem that Vonn is considering relocating as far as the East Coast

On her Instagram Stories on Monday: Lindsey included a photo of what looked to be New York City, along with the caption 'Options…'

On her Instagram Stories on Monday: Lindsey included a photo of what looked to be New York City, along with the caption ‘Options…’

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Heidi Klum seen with husband Tom Kaulitz and other family as they celebrate Mother’s Day at Nobu

Heidi Klum is celebrated by family including daughter Leni and husband Tom Kaulitz as the group enjoys Mother’s Day at trendy Nobu in Malibu

She is the proud mother to four children whom she shares with her ex-husband Seal.

And on Sunday, Heidi Klum was joined by her eldest daughter Leni and husband Tom Kaulitz along with other family on the occasion of Mother’s Day.

The group was spotted out for a celebratory meal at hotspot eatery Nobu in Malibu, California. 

Seen in Malibu: On Sunday, Heidi Klum was joined by her eldest daughter Leni along with other family on the occasion of Mother’s Day

Chic: The German-American supermodel, 47, was gorgeous in a black knit cardigan jacket, worn over an all-black ensemble consisting of a low-cut top and long slacks

Chic: The German-American supermodel, 47, was gorgeous in a black knit cardigan jacket, worn over an all-black ensemble consisting of a low-cut top and long slacks

The German-American supermodel, 47, was gorgeous in a black knit cardigan jacket, worn over an all-black ensemble consisting of a low-cut top and long slacks. 

She wore black wedge sandals with crisscross openings along the front.

Heidi had a small black purse hanging from her forearm, with a gold chain handle. 

She layered several chunky necklaces on her bare chest, and covered up with a disposable black face mask. 

Her manicure was white, and she let her gorgeous blonde locks hang down against her shoulders.

Leni, which is short for Helene, was fabulous in her own black ensemble, which featured an off-the-shoulder top and tailored pants. 

Behind Tom Kaulitz in the center: Leni, which is short for Helene, was fabulous in her own black ensemble, which featured an off-the-shoulder top and tailored pants

Behind Tom Kaulitz in the center: Leni, which is short for Helene, was fabulous in her own black ensemble, which featured an off-the-shoulder top and tailored pants

The young model recently turned 17 years old.

Heidi’s husband Tom, 31, complimented her in dark colored garments as well.

He wore blue Converse sneakers.

Other family looked to be in attendance, including Tom’s brother Bill. 

Heidi and her posse: Other family looked to be in attendance, including Tom’s brother Bill

Heidi and her posse: Other family looked to be in attendance, including Tom’s brother Bill

Heidi also took to Instagram on Sunday, with a heartfelt message to those celebrating the holiday dedicated to mothers everywhere. 

‘Happy Mother’s Day,’ she wrote in the caption next to a picture of pancakes with a chocolate heart design, a cup of coffee, and some beautifully decorated stones.

‘To my M❤️ther Erna,’ Heidi continued with a kiss face emoji. 

‘soon to be M❤️thers , longing to be M❤️thers , M❤️ther figures and I send my LOVE to anybody for whom today is especially hard ❤️,’ she concluded.

Sweet: Heidi also took to Instagram on Sunday, with a heartfelt message to those celebrating the holiday dedicated to mothers everywhere

Sweet: Heidi also took to Instagram on Sunday, with a heartfelt message to those celebrating the holiday dedicated to mothers everywhere

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Police serve search warrant at Maya Millete’s Chula Vista home 4 months after she went missing

Police serve another search warrant at California mom Maya Millete’s home 4 months after she went missing – as cadaver dogs search the property

  • The Chula Vista Police Department served the warrant at Maya and Larry Millete’s home around 4:30pm on Friday afternoon
  • Maya’s family attorney, Billy Little, claimed that a large group of officers went into the home, as well as several cadaver dogs
  • Police remained at the home until at least 6:45pm, according to a neighbor 
  • It’s not clear why a new search warrant was executed on Friday, though police were dressed in tactical gear
  • Maya was last seen at her home on January 7, where she made an appointment with a divorce lawyer – she was reported missing three days later

A new search warrant was served at the California home of Maya Millete, 39, on Friday, four months after she went missing.

The Chula Vista Police Department served the warrant at Maya and Larry Millete in the afternoon around 4:30pm.

Maya’s family attorney, Billy Little, claimed that a large group of officers went into the home, as well as several cadaver dogs.

A neighbor told Fox News that around 12 police cars and a van arrived at the residence at 5pm local time and were still there as of 6:45pm.

Maya Millete (pictured with her husband Larry) went missing on January 7

CBS News 8 also reports that it appeared a vehicle on the property was being searched.

‘We’re trying to maintain the integrity of the investigation,’ said Lt. Frank Giaime, who didn’t want to say much about the search.

It’s not clear why a new search warrant was executed on Friday, though police were dressed in tactical gear. 

A new search warrant was executed at Maya Millete's home on Friday afternoon

A new search warrant was executed at Maya Millete’s home on Friday afternoon

Maya was last seen at her home on January 7, where she made an appointment with a divorce lawyer. She was reported missing three days later, on January 10.

A search of the home and vehicles was conducted that day, as well as the next. On January 12, Larry admitted that the two had been arguing prior to Maya’s disappearance. 

She hasn’t been seen in the four months since then, though. Larry stopped cooperating three weeks after she went missing and hired a lawyer.

A search warrant was served at the home for the first time on January 23, the first of 23 warrants the police have executed.

Maya Millete was reported missing on January 10 after seeking a divorce lawyer

Maya Millete was reported missing on January 10 after seeking a divorce lawyer

According to ABC 10News, the Chula Vista police served a warrant at Larry’s relative’s home on April 1.

Meanwhile, volunteers continue to scour the region, looking for clues in Maya’s disappearance.

Police have conducted 56 interviews so far and reviewed at least 55 tips in relation to her disappearance.

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Transformers star Tyrese Gibson is selling his lavish Woodland Hills home for $3.5M with Bumblebee

Transformers star Tyrese Gibson is selling his lavish LA home for $3.5M… and it comes with an enormous yellow Bumblebee autobot sculpture in the backyard

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He has appeared in at least two mega-blockbuster Hollywood film franchises, and is looking to cash in on the Southern California property he calls home.

Actor and singer Tyrese Gibson has listed his mansion in the Woodland Hills area just outside of Los Angeles, California for $3.5 million, TMZ reports.

And the most attention-getting feature of the 42-year-old star’s home is undoubtedly the larger-than-life sculpture of the Bumblebee Transformer, or benevolent ‘autobot’, that is situated in the backyard next to the swimming pool.

Robot by the pool: Tyrese Gibson has listed his mansion in the Woodland Hills area just outside of Los Angeles, California for $3.5 million

The property is a lavish five-bedroom home, boasting 5,225 square feet and airy 26-foot ceilings. 

The enormous state-of-the-art kitchen boasts a marble countertop island and stainless steel appliances. 

As for the master suite, it features dual walk-in closets, and the attached bathroom includes a steam shower and soaking tub. 

Seen in 2020: The actor and singer appeared in the mega-blockbuster Hollywood film Transformers in 2007, which featured the benevolent yellow robot

Seen in 2020: The actor and singer appeared in the mega-blockbuster Hollywood film Transformers in 2007, which featured the benevolent yellow robot

Lovely: The property is a lavish five-bedroom home, boasting 5,225 square feet and airy 26-foot ceilings

Lovely: The property is a lavish five-bedroom home, boasting 5,225 square feet and airy 26-foot ceilings

Charming details: Wrought iron fencing is a consistent detail throughout both the interiors and exteriors

Charming details: Wrought iron fencing is a consistent detail throughout both the interiors and exteriors 

The property also has a home theater equipped with surround sound, and there is a home gym as well.

The home’s sprawling garage can fit three cars.

Gibson’s property, in an area adjacent to the ritzy neighborhoods of Hidden Hills and Calabasas, also includes a spacious back patio with manicured lawn and stone finishings.

Fancy cuisine: The enormous state-of-the-art kitchen boasts a marble countertop island and stainless steel appliances

Fancy cuisine: The enormous state-of-the-art kitchen boasts a marble countertop island and stainless steel appliances

Comfy: Living spaces such as the dining area and living room with fireplace offer copious windows and lots of light

Comfy: Living spaces such as the dining area and living room with fireplace offer copious windows and lots of light

Comfy: Living spaces such as the dining area and living room with fireplace offer copious windows and lots of light

The outdoor area also has a pool and a hot tub. 

But the focal point from the outdoors, of course, is the Bumblebee figurine, which is so tall it almost clears the terrace on the second floor, accessible via a wrought iron spiral staircase.

Bumblebee was a fan favorite from the first Transformers film in 2007, which featured Tyrese.

Perfect for a night in: The property also has a home theater equipped with surround sound

Perfect for a night in: The property also has a home theater equipped with surround sound

As for the master suite: It features dual walk-in closets, a fireplace and seating area

As for the master suite: It features dual walk-in closets, a fireplace and seating area

As for the master suite: It features dual walk-in closets, a fireplace and seating area

Lavish: The attached bathroom includes a steam shower and soaking tub

Lavish: The attached bathroom includes a steam shower and soaking tub

The actor again appeared in the two lackluster sequels following that, 2009‘s Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen and Transformers: Dark Of The Moon in 2011.

Bumblebee himself went on to be the star of a much better standalone spin-off movie from 2018, costarring Hailee Steinfeld.

As for Gibson, he has appeared in several of the hugely successful Fast And Furious films, and will soon be seen in the latest installment, F9.

The actor and singer was also recently unmasked on the popular television show The Masked Singer, as the Robopine.

Get pumped: The property also boasts a home gym

Get pumped: The property also boasts a home gym

Spacious: The home’s sprawling garage can fit three cars

Spacious: The home’s sprawling garage can fit three cars

Bumblebee was a fan favorite from the first Transformers film in 2007, which featured Tyrese: Seen here (center) with Luis Echagarruga and Amaury Nolasco

Bumblebee was a fan favorite from the first Transformers film in 2007, which featured Tyrese: Seen here (center) with Luis Echagarruga and Amaury Nolasco

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California arsonist dubbed ‘Joker’ charged with starting fire to historic Roman Catholic church

Suspect John David Corey, 57, also known as ‘Joker’, is accused of starting a fire at The San Gabriel Mission as it was undergoing renovations on July 11, 2020, to mark its upcoming 250th anniversary celebration

A man has been charged with setting fire to a historic Roman Catholic church in Southern California last summer, prosecutors announced on Tuesday.

Suspect John David Corey, 57, also known as ‘Joker’, is accused of starting a fire at The San Gabriel Mission on July 11, 2020 as it was undergoing renovations to mark its upcoming 250th anniversary celebration.

More than 85 firefighters, 12 engine companies, five truck companies, four rescue ambulances and five battalion chiefs were called to the blaze, according to the San Gabriel Fire Department.

No one was hurt in the fire, and response crews were able to stop the blaze before it reached the altar, museum and the adjacent rectory, the department said.

The fire ‘spread … to the roof and along the length of the roof and along the length of the church,’ the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said Tuesday, announcing the charges against Corey.

‘The loss to the mission was in the millions of dollars but the loss to the community is immeasurable,’ District Attorney George Gascón said, Fox News reported.

The suspected arsonist is described as being from the San Gabriel Valley region, and he was originally arrested and sentenced to three years behind bars in relation to a separate, more recent arson case in San Gabriel, according to the fire department.

‘It was during this separate incident that investigators deemed Mr. Corey a person of interest in the Mission San Gabriel case,’ the SGFD statement added. ‘

After a thorough investigation, investigators determined that Corey was responsible for the fire at the Mission San Gabriel.’ 

Charges against Corey include two felony counts of arson on an inhabited structure, first degree residential burglary and possession of flammable material. 

It was not immediately clear in the suspect has a legal representative.

A firefighter stands outside the San Gabriel Mission in the aftermath of a fire, Saturday, July 11, 2020, in San Gabriel, Calif. The fire destroyed the rooftop and most of the interior of the nearly 250-year-old California church that was undergoing renovation

A firefighter stands outside the San Gabriel Mission in the aftermath of a fire, Saturday, July 11, 2020, in San Gabriel, Calif. The fire destroyed the rooftop and most of the interior of the nearly 250-year-old California church that was undergoing renovation

The interior of the San Gabriel Mission is damaged following a morning fire, Saturday, July 11, 2020, in San Gabriel, California. No one was hurt in the fire, and response crews were able to stop the blaze before it reached the altar, museum and the adjacent rectory

The interior of the San Gabriel Mission is damaged following a morning fire, Saturday, July 11, 2020, in San Gabriel, California. No one was hurt in the fire, and response crews were able to stop the blaze before it reached the altar, museum and the adjacent rectory

The church was the fourth of a string of missions established across California by Serra during the era of Spanish colonization. 

The Franciscan priest has long been praised by the church for bringing Roman Catholicism to what is now the western United States, but critics highlight a darker side to his legacy. 

In converting Native Americans to Catholicism, they said he forced them to abandon their culture or face brutal punishment.

Depictions of Serra have been protested and vandalized over the years, and Pope Francis’ decision in 2015 to elevate him to sainthood reopened old wounds. 

More recently, protests focusing on the rights and historical struggle of Black and Indigenous people led activists to topple statues of Serra in San Francisco, Sacramento and Los Angeles.

Onlookers stand outside the San Gabriel Mission in the aftermath of a morning fire, Saturday, July 11, 2020, in San Gabriel, California. More than 85 firefighters, 12 engine companies, five truck companies, four rescue ambulances and five battalion chiefs were called to the blaze, according to the San Gabriel Fire Department

Onlookers stand outside the San Gabriel Mission in the aftermath of a morning fire, Saturday, July 11, 2020, in San Gabriel, California. More than 85 firefighters, 12 engine companies, five truck companies, four rescue ambulances and five battalion chiefs were called to the blaze, according to the San Gabriel Fire Department

Selena Quezada, left, is hugged by her mother Cathy in the aftermath of a morning fire at the San Gabriel Mission, Saturday, July 11, 2020, in San Gabriel, California

Selena Quezada, left, is hugged by her mother Cathy in the aftermath of a morning fire at the San Gabriel Mission, Saturday, July 11, 2020, in San Gabriel, California

In response, the San Gabriel Mission recently moved a bronze statue of Serra from the church entrance to its garden, away from public view, Terri Huerta, a spokeswoman for San Gabriel Mission, told the Los Angeles Times last year.

Police increased patrol and officials stepped security around the mission’s grounds about two weeks before the fire, she told the newspaper.

The interior wall of the church was redone a week before the first as well. 

Crews had just finished installing the pews as part of a larger renovation of the property to mark the anniversary of the founding of the mission in 1771, Huerta said. 

The church had been preparing to reopen following a four-month closure to slow the spread of the coronavirus. 

The church, built of stone, brick and mortar, originally had a vaulted ceiling that was damaged by two earthquakes in the early 1800s, Huerta said last year. 

Franciscan fathers replaced the ceiling with a wood-paneled ceiling, and the roof was last repaired following damage caused by the 1994 Northridge earthquake.

Elon Musk arrives in New York with partner Grimes and baby X Æ A-XII ahead of his SNL hosting gig

And ahead of rehearsals for his Saturday Night Live stint this week, controversial businessman Elon Musk was seen arriving to the east coast on Monday night.

Landing at New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport, the 49-year-old Tesla CEO was joined by partner Grimes, 33, and their son X Æ A-XII, who turns one this month.

Musk, who recently moved from California to Texas could be seen in a grey T-shirt and black pants with a bandana around his neck, presumably used as a face mask.

Just landed: Elon Musk and partner Grimes are pictured arriving into a New Jersey airport on Monday ahead of Musk’s hosting gig on Saturday Night Live this week

Doting dad: After landing at New Jersey's Teterboro Airport, the 49-year-old Tesla CEO carried their son X Æ A-XII, who turns one this month

Doting dad: After landing at New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport, the 49-year-old Tesla CEO carried their son X Æ A-XII, who turns one this month

Singer Grimes, whose real name is Claire Elise Boucher, wore a floral skirt with raised hem which revealed one of her huge leg tattoos.

The Canadian hitmaker teamed it with combat boots and a sweater with backwards baseball cap.

Musk could be seen cradling their baby son who wore a pastel blue onesie, as the couple hopped in a ride to Manhattan. 

News that Musk would be hosting SNL – with music by Miley Cyrus – prompted huge backlash online last month and angered several cast members, who think it is not right that a businessman, rather than a performer, be given the honor.

And there have been early signs of tension between the long-running show’s core cast members and Musk, who is worth an estimated $173 billion.

Musk, who recently moved from California to Texas could be seen in a grey T-shirt and black pants with a bandana around his neck, presumably used as a face mask

Musk, who recently moved from California to Texas could be seen in a grey T-shirt and black pants with a bandana around his neck, presumably used as a face mask

Little one: The couple started dating in 2018 and welcomed X in May 2020

Little one: The couple started dating in 2018 and welcomed X in May 2020

Singer Grimes, whose real name is Claire Elise Boucher, wore a floral skirt with raised hem which revealed one of her huge leg tattoos.

Singer Grimes, whose real name is Claire Elise Boucher, wore a floral skirt with raised hem which revealed one of her huge leg tattoos.

Last week, Musk wrote on Twitter: ‘Let’s find out how live Saturday Night Live really is.’

Sharing a screenshot of the tweet Bowen Yang reacted on his Instagram Stories, with the response ‘what the f*** does this even mean’.

Aidy Bryant echoed Yang’s concerns and shared a tweet by Bernie Sanders.

The tweet read: ‘The 50 wealthiest people in America today own more wealth than the bottom half of our people.

‘Let me repeat that, because it is almost too absurd to believe: the 50 wealthiest people in this country own more wealth than some 165 MILLION Americans. That is a moral obscenity. (sic)’ 

The engineer is the the first non-actor or non-athlete since 2015 to host the comedy sketch show.

Big city: The couple were seen getting in a car and presumably heading to New York

Big city: The couple were seen getting in a car and presumably heading to New York

On the move: Grimes, carried a floral backpack, no doubt containing some travel essentials for their tot

On the move: Grimes, carried a floral backpack, no doubt containing some travel essentials for their tot

'Throwing out some skit ideas for SNL. What should I do?' Musk asked his 52 million followers on Twitter

‘Throwing out some skit ideas for SNL. What should I do?’ Musk asked his 52 million followers on Twitter

'Irony Man ¿ defeats villains using the power of irony', was one joke he suggested

‘Irony Man – defeats villains using the power of irony’, was one joke he suggested

Musk, who has a reputation for his unfiltered Twitter feed, wrote: 'Baby Shark & Shark Tank merge to form Baby Shark Tank'

Musk, who has a reputation for his unfiltered Twitter feed, wrote: ‘Baby Shark & Shark Tank merge to form Baby Shark Tank’

Musk Tweeted: 'Woke James Bond'. It was unclear if this was another idea for a joke

Musk Tweeted: ‘Woke James Bond’. It was unclear if this was another idea for a joke

And in preparation for the gig, he took to Twitter to ask for ideas for jokes and sketches.  

‘Throwing out some skit ideas for SNL. What should I do?’ Musk asked.

‘Irony Man – defeats villains using the power of irony,’ Musk Tweeted.

‘Baby Shark & Shark Tank merge to form Baby Shark Tank,’ was another.

He also suggested ‘Woke James Bond’.

Comedian Andrew Dismukes also questioned the decision to hire the businessman.

Andrew referenced the former SNL star Cher-E Oteri, saying: ‘Only CEO I wanna do sketch with is Cher-E Oteri.’

A source told The New York Post that cast members would not be forced to appear with Musk if they didn’t want to.

‘Speaking historically, if a cast member has been that unhappy, they don’t have to do it,’ a source told on Friday.

Bowen Yang

Bowen Yang posted Musk's tweet on Stories with the response 'what the f*** does this even mean' after Musk tweeted: 'Let's find out how live Saturday Night Live really is'

Bowen Yang posted Musk’s tweet on Stories with the response ‘what the f*** does this even mean’ after Musk tweeted: ‘Let’s find out how live Saturday Night Live really is’

Aidy Bryant

Aidy Bryant seemed to aim a subtle shot at Musk, the world's second richest man, by posting an old quote from Senator Bernie Sanders

Aidy Bryant seemed to aim a subtle shot at Musk, the world’s second richest man, by posting an old quote from Senator Bernie Sanders

They said that Lorne Michaels, the boss of SNL, ‘won’t ever make them do anything they don’t want to do.’

No cast members have pulled out of the show yet, the paper said.

Rehearsals will begin on Tuesday.

The source added: ‘Whether you like him or not, Elon is a very interesting character. He’s very much a showman.’

As soon as it was announced that Musk would be appearing, fans took to social media to share their outrage about Musk’s upcoming appearance.

Andrew Dismukes, who became a featured player this season, also joined in, joking 'Only CEO I wanna do sketch with is Cher-E Oteri' in reference to the former SNL star

Andrew Dismukes

Andrew Dismukes, who became a featured player this season, also joined in, joking ‘Only CEO I wanna do sketch with is Cher-E Oteri’ in reference to the former SNL star

One wrote: ‘Elon Musk hosting SNL is huge for guys still making ‘that’s what she said’ jokes who think they’d be great at hosting SNL (sic)’

Another added: ‘There really was nobody else available to host SNL? Elon Musk? Why?’

Musk and Grimes – who started dating in 2018 – welcomed their son in May 2020.

Musk later revealed the pronunciation of their sons name, explaining it’s X Ash A Twelve. Æ is a character used in some languages, and is often pronounced ‘ash,’.

Meanwhile, the businessman recently admitted that his girlfriend Grimes has a ‘much bigger role’ in parenting their son X.

He said: ‘Well, babies are just eating and pooping machines, you know?

‘Right now there’s not much I can do. Grimes has a much bigger role than me right now. When the kid gets older, there will be more of a role for me.’ 

Though a surefire way to get eyeballs on the screen, many fans took issue with the tech wizard hosting, as they felt he didn't need more exposure as he boasts a net worth of $177B dollars

Though a surefire way to get eyeballs on the screen, many fans took issue with the tech wizard hosting, as they felt he didn’t need more exposure as he boasts a net worth of $177B dollars

Port Melbourne’s Bay Street closed as US TV show La Brea begins filming

Beachside street in Melbourne to shut down so a US TV show can be filmed for six months

  • Bay Street, in Port Melbourne, closed from midnight on Monday to Wednesday
  • Only pedestrians will be able to access street while filming begins for TV show
  • ‘La Brea’ is about a family that becomes separated by a sinkhole in California 
  • Businesses say they are fearful the closure will impact trading in the area 

A major beachside street will be closed to the public so a hit new US TV show can begin filming for six months.

Cars will not be allowed to drive down Bay Street between Beach and Graham streets, in Port Melbourne, when it is closed at midnight on Monday.

Only pedestrians will be able to access it as production begins on the series ‘La Brea’.

The new US drama series follows the lives of a family that becomes separated after a massive sinkhole opens up in California. 

Cars will not be allowed to drive down Bay Street between Beach and Graham streets, in Port Melbourne, when it is closed on Monday night

The series centres around a family that becomes separated after a massive sinkhole opens up in California (pictured, actor Natalie Zea)

The series centres around a family that becomes separated after a massive sinkhole opens up in California (pictured, actor Natalie Zea)

The series is penned by veteran writer David Appelbaum and stars Natalie Zea, from ‘Detour’, and Michael Raymond-James, from ‘Billions’.

Several business owners say they are fearful the temporary closure of the street will impact their trading.  

Platinum Cosmetics’ Jodee Affleck said two clients have already cancelled their appointments, 7 News reported.

Oscar Charlie Hair’s Bianca Romiopoulos said the street will be ‘a lot quieter’.

VicTraffic has advised motorists to allow for extra travel time and to consider an alternative route.

The street will reopen at midnight on Wednesday.

The TV series is being produced by NBC and will take six months to film.

It is scheduled to air in the US later this year.  

Daily Mail Australia contacted City of Port Phillip for comment. 

The series is penned by veteran writer David Appelbaum and stars Natalie Zea, from 'Detour', and Michael Raymond-James, from 'Billions' (pictured)

The series is penned by veteran writer David Appelbaum and stars Natalie Zea, from ‘Detour’, and Michael Raymond-James, from ‘Billions’ (pictured)

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California college professor slams student for calling police ‘heroes’

California community college professor slams 19-year-old student for calling police ‘heroes’

  • The student, Braden Ellis, got into the heated exchange with his professor at Cypress College in California after he gave a presentation about ‘cancel culture’
  • Footage of their exchange shows the professor repeatedly interrupting Ellis after he defended police
  • The female professor, who wasn’t immediately identified, kept insisting that police were bad
  • At one point, she claimed police were created in the South to track down runaway slaves and suggested it was a form of systemic racism

A California community college professor has scolded one of her 19-year-old students after he called police ‘heroes’.

The student, Braden Ellis, got into the heated exchange with his communications professor at Cypress College after he gave a Zoom presentation about ‘cancel culture’ in the United States. 

Footage of their exchange, which he says came immediately after his presentation, shows the professor repeatedly interrupting Ellis after he defended police. 

The female professor, who wasn’t immediately identified, kept insisting that police were bad. 

Braden Ellis

The student, Braden Ellis, got into the heated exchange with his unidentified communications professor at Cypress College in California after he gave a Zoom presentation about ‘cancel culture’ and defending police

At one point, she suggested police were created in the South to track down runaway slaves and that it was a form of systemic racism. 

‘I think cops are heroes,’ Ellis said at the beginning of the exchange.  

He was immediately interrupted by the professor, saying: ‘All of them?’

Before being cut off again, Ellis managed to argue: ‘I’d say a good majority. You have bad people in every business’

‘Yet, a lot of police officers have committed an atrocious crime and have gotten away with it and have never been convicted of any of it,’ the professor could then be heard saying.

Ellis responded: ‘We have bad people, and the people that do bad things should be brought to justice… I agree with that.’ 

The professor then interrupted, saying: ‘So what is your bottom line point? You’re saying police officers should be revered, viewed as heroes? They belong on TV shows with children?’ 

Ellis, who is a business major said he didn't record his exchange with the professor but took it from her archive after it left him feeling shocked

Ellis, who is a business major said he didn’t record his exchange with the professor but took it from her archive after it left him feeling shocked 

Ellis said: ‘I think they are heroes, in a sense, because they come to your need and help you.’

When the student asked his professor whether she would call police in an emergency, she claimed she would call law enforcement because she doesn’t trust them. 

‘My life’s more in danger in their presence… I wouldn’t call anybody,’ she said.  

In an interview with Fox News, Ellis said the exchange happened after his 10 minute presentation on cancel culture in which he specifically mentioned how the Nickelodeon show Paw Patrol faced criticism because it showed police in a positive light.

He also noted how the Cops TV series had briefly been stopped, while A&E’s Live PD was completely taken off the air. 

Ellis, who is a business major said he didn’t record his exchange with the professor but took it from her archive after it left him feeling shocked.  

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