On April 4, 1968, a single bullet fired in Memphis, Tennessee, changed the world. An assassin fatally shot Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The civil rights leader carried the banner for the causes of social justice — organizing protests, leading marches and making powerful speeches exposing the scourges of segregation, poverty and racism. The legacy he left behind is long and storied. Half a century after King's assassination, we're taking a look back at the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement. Tap the link in bio to see more historical photographs highlighting King's life and legacy. #NBCLA #MLKDay #mlk #civilrights
Did your favorite actor win? Entertainment industry experts believe that these awards are good indicator of who could win the acting categories at the Oscars in a few weeks. 🏆 @theheatherbrooker talked to stars from nominated films @theirishmanfilm and @jojorabbitmovie as well as @maiseltv @schittscreek #hboBarry and more 🎤 Click the link in our bio for complete list of the winners. Which actor would you like to interview and why? #sagaftra #harveykeitel #stephenroot @janelynchofficial @alexborstein @stephenmerchant @carriganagain #nbcla #nbclaentertainment
@theheatherbrooker is waiting for the nominees and presenters to arrive at the 26th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Watch the video to see which “stars” paw-sitively wouldn’t pose for pictures 😉📸 And click the link in our bio to see a complete list of nominees from your favorite films and television shows. The @sagawards air tonight on @tbsnetwork and @tntdrama 📺 #actors #subarubarkleys #awardsseason #nbcla #nbclaentertainment
Tens of thousands of people made their way to downtown LA Saturday for #WomensMarchLA. From speeches to performances, attendees said they wanted to show their support for women's rights. Click the link in bio for more information. 📷: @darshaphilips #nbcla #nbc4you
Twenty six years ago this week, a 6.7 magnitude earthquake rocked Southern California. In the days following the earthquake, families were displaced, roadways were chaos and buildings were in shambles. Click the link in our bio to take a look back at the devastating Northridge earthquake and the steps to recovery. ⠀
📸: Getty Images
Meet the newest member of the Arcadia Police Department! He’s a 3-year-old purebred German Shepherd who arrived from Germany a few days ago. Before hitting the streets with Officer Nick Cvetikovich, the pair will attend patrol and narcotics detection training for several weeks. 👮♂️🐶 There’s just one thing: The dog hasn’t been named yet. @arcadiapd is partnering with their local school district to choose a name. Elementary and middle school students will be voting on the name (which will need to start with the first letter “K” to keep consistent with their other K9, Kota). The kids can vote on three options: Kasch, Kaiser and Khan, and the results will be announced at the Arcadia City Council meeting on Feb. 4. Which name do you like best? #NBCLA #arcadia #police (📸: Arcadia Police Department)
Congrats, @hettynbcla! 👏 This week, she celebrated her 7 year anniversary as a reporter at NBC4. Time flies, doesn’t it?! “I am forever grateful for this career that has given me opportunities of a lifetime and that continues to challenge me every day. Above all, I am grateful for the people in it!” We’re grateful for you too, Hetty! 🦚 #NBCLA #NBC4You #news
This is what happens when a 10-year-old dog with the spirit and energy of a playful puppy discovers a mirror. Sombre is a sweet girl who is looking for a new home. Meet her this weekend at the @LAAnimalServices East Valley Shelter and click our bio link to read all about her.
Harley Quinn fans, unite! @magnoliabakery is now paying cakey tribute to the upcoming release of "Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)."🎥 Pink Puddin' is a twist on their banana pudding and it's only available through Feb. 9. 🍰 Grab the treat to add some flavorful madness to your pre-movie snack. Click the link in bio to find out what ingredient makes this treat special. (📸: @magnoliabakery) #NBCLA #harleyquinn #dessert #bananapudding #BirdsofPrey
It’s been 8 months since #galaxysedge opened at @disneyland and now fans can finally ride Rise of the Resistance. Entertainment reporter @theheatherbrooker takes you inside the ride to show you some of the highlights. 😱 It takes about 15 to 20 minutes to go through this immersive experience that allows fans to join the Resistance or the First Order. Head to our Facebook page to watch a live look from the ride or click the link in our bio for more details. Are you a Star Wars fan? #riseoftheresistance officially opens on Friday Jan. 17. #disneyland #starwars #r2d2 #nbcla
Are you part of the Resistance? Or are you team First Order? We’re taking you inside the new #riseoftheresistance ride at @disneyland! Swipe through for a closer look and click the link in our bio for more details. It opens to the public on Friday Jan. 19. #starwars #galaxysedge #disneyland #nbcla 📸 @theheatherbrooker
This magnificent Peacock perched outside 30 Rock can mean one thing and one thing only: Something big is hatching today.🥚🦚 We’re excited to welcome @PeacockTV to the NBC/@Telemundo family. Tap the link in bio to see the live #PeacockEggCam … we're just waiting for that egg to crack! #NBCLA #PeacockTV #PeacockEggCam
How cool is this! NBCLA meteorologist @anthonynbcla and @nbcnewyork meteorologist @janicehuff4ny are both celebrating their workiversarys today. It’s Anthony’s 5 year work anniversary at NBCLA and it’s also Janice Huff’s 25 year anniversary at WNBC. 🥳They’re both in Boston at the 100th American Meteorological Society weather conference. Congrats, Anthony and Janice! ☀️☔️🌨❄️ #NBCLA #weather #workiversary
Like @daniellanbcla said, it’s time to carb up! Today is no ordinary Wednesday, it’s National Bagel Day, which means some of your favorite shops like @noahsnybagels and @einsteinbros are offering deals on their dough. 🥯 You can pick up a dozen for the office or enjoy one for breakfast on your own. 😋 The only question is -- do you like your bagels sweet or savory? For the best deals, like BOGO bagels, click the link in bio. #NBCLA #bagels #breakfast #foodie
The first National Parks Free Day of 2020 is approaching!
In honor of the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., the national parks are granting you free admission.
So if you're itching to explore the beautiful Mariposa Grove in Yosemite National Park (pictured), the Monday holiday is the perfect day.
Learn more by clicking the link in our bio.
#travel #nature #adventure #findyourpark #nps #hiking #nationalparks
This is a stellar shot! Griffith Observatory is one of the best places to see spectacular views of the city and the Hollywood sign. 🔭 What are some of your favorite spots to sightsee in the city? #NBCLA #griffithobservatory #hollywood (📸: @gonomadicventures)
Were the Los Angeles Dodgers cheated out of a World Series title in 2017? ⚾ Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow were fired Monday after Major League Baseball concluded the team cheated during the 2017 season by using a camera to steal signs being relayed from opposing- team catchers to pitchers, then tipped off Astros batters about what type of pitch was about to be thrown. The Astros defeated the Dodgers, four games to three, in the 2017 World Series. Tap the link in bio to read the full story. #NBCLA #dodgers #astros #worldseries (📸: @funkdana)
This scene from @disneyland looks straight out of a fairytale. 🏰🌳✨ And this week, the theme park is adding one more ride to its magical list of attractions: "Rise of the Resistance." The experience arrives nearly eight months after the opening of the "Star Wars"-themed land, so count on plenty of super-stoked fans to be ready to ride, and rise, starting on Jan. 17. Click the link in bio for more. What's your favorite Disneyland ride? #NBCLA #disneyland #disney #starwars (📸: @dreamdisneywithpriya)
🎥 Academy Award nominations were announced today and for the second year in a row, no women were nominated for Best Director. And it’s been 10 years since a woman won in the Best Directing category. The men nominated include Quentin Tarantino for “Once Upon A Time in Hollywood,” Sam Mendez for “1917,” Todd Phillips for “Joker,” Martin Scorsese for “The Irishman” and Bong Joon-ho for “Parasite.” Click the link in our bio for a complete list of nominees. What do you think of the nominations? #oscarnominations #oscarnoms #oscars2020 #academyawards #nbcla #nbclaentertainment
Two stray emus were found on the side of Hwy 74 Friday and wasted no time getting up close and personal with one of our #nbcla photographers. 🐦 But Riverside County Animal Services are still looking for their owner. Do you know who it could be? 📸: Alex Vasquez
Robert Downey Jr. leaves his Iron Man suit behind to become #Dolittle in his latest film. 🦜@theheatherbrooker talked to him and the cast at the premiere in LA to find out what’s unique about this new version of a classic story. 🎥@dolittlemovie opens in theaters Jan. 17th. @joncena @selenagomez @ramimalek #robertdowneyjr #johncena #selenagomez #ramimalek
Come on Barbie, let's go shopping. 🛍️ The Barbie "Totally Throwback Tour" tour will be rolling through Glendale and Valencia this weekend to celebrate the iconic doll's 60th anniversary, and there'll be plenty of sunshine-drenched merchandise in tow. Look for tote bags (they're iridescent), caps, t-shirts, and other wearable goodies to be for sale. And if you visit the truck in Glendale? A "limited number of upcycled vintage denim jackets" will be available. Look for a '90s theme throughout the for-sale goodies, which boast the @barbie logo as well as days-gone-by style. 🎀 If you can't make it to Glendale or Valencia, click the link in bio to see where the Barbie truck will roll through next. #NBCLA #barbie #glendale #valencia (📸: @whitneyashtonla and Barbie Pop-up Truck)
One of the greats is gone. Neil Peart, the Hall of Fame drummer for the band Rush, died Tuesday in Santa Monica, where he had lived for the past several years. The cause of death was brain cancer, which the 67-year-old had been battling quietly for three years, according to a spokesman. Peart was considered one of the most gifted and electrifying drummers in pop music history, a virtuosic stylist and technical master who inspired a cult following with his dazzling fusions of hard rock and jazz. Click the link in bio to read more about his legacy. #NBCLA #NeilPeart #rush #hollywood (📸: @johnnbcla)
In December 2017, the Conner family awoke to an inferno surrounding them. The Thomas Fire roared through Ventura, destroying everything in its path, including the Conners' home. When all was said and done, the Thomas Fire burned 281,893 acres and 1,063 structures. At the time, it was the largest wildfire in California history. Tap the link in bio to see the Conners open up about their journey to build a place they can call home and how their community has helped them along the way. #NBCLX #thomasfire #california #calfire (📸: @jeremyberg)
Pequena is looking adorably curious in her blue sweater. That's Chaquito, just chilling in his sharp red sweater. Together, they're a playful pair looking for loving homes. Click our bio link to learn all about these two 5-month-old kittens. @catcafelounge #cleartheshelters
NewsChopper4 arrived just before daybreak to catch a view of the moon behind downtown Los Angeles. The first full moon of 2020 rises Thursday, which also holds a Wolf Moon lunar eclipse in store for skygazers. The eclipse will primarily be viewable in the Eastern Hemisphere. Click our bio link for the weekend weather forecast.
Kristen Stewart is diving into her new role in @underwatermovie 🌊 She tells @theheatherbrooker how her real fears played into the part. Click the link in our bio for more on this sea creature thriller, in theaters Jan. 10th 🎥 #kristenstewart #underwatermovie #newreleases #nbclaentertainment
Woo-hoo! @smorgasburgla is back, everybody. The popular booth-packed, savory-spicy shindig will be turning on the grills and lining up the plates once again on Sunday, Jan. 12. 🌯 It's wintertime, but the ROW DTLA event is a ray of scrumptious sunshine in these chilly but chow-down-able January days.☀️ Click the link in bio for more. (📸:@smorgasburgla) #NBCLA #SmorgasburgLA #foodie
~And we'll never be royals~
Well...not exactly. 💎
But Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, made a stunning announcement today that they are planning to step back as senior members of Britain's royal family so they can work to become financially independent.
Find out what it all means by clicking the link in our bio.
📷: Chris Jackson/@gettyimages
#royalfamily #princeharry #meghanmarkle #royals #harryandmeghan #royalbaby
Farewell, sweet Mandalorian.
The sea lion pup had to be euthanized after she was shot with a pellet gun. She was rescued in Newport Beach mid-December after she was found in distress. Rescuers who cared for her named her Mandalorian. Sadly, they couldn't save her.
"These are disgusting and intentional acts, many of which are premeditated," the Pacific Marine Mammal Center said.
Now, advocates are asking for the public's help.
Click the link in our bio to learn more.
#newportbeach #orangecounty #oc #socal #california #oceanlife #beachlife
A heartwarming update from @santaana_pd to a sad story. Pecas here was rescued from the back seat of a car that was crushed when it was struck by a train at a gated crossing. The black-and-white spotted dog is now back home with his family and recovering, police said in a tweet. Sadly, the car's 61-year-old driver was killed in the collision. Click our bio link to read the full story.
We put cheese on burgers, crackers, pasta -- but how about ice cream? 🍦 Until the end of the month, if you order "The Cheese Course" at @wanderlustcreamery, all proceeds will go to @projectangelfood, which prepares and delivers healthy meals to people impacted by serious illness. The frozen treat is made with brie cheese 🧀, honey 🍯 and toasted brioche crumbs 🍞. So, is this something you'd try? 😋 For more, click the link in bio. (📸:@wanderlustcreamery) #NBCLA #icecream #dessert #yummy #sweet #fundraising #projectangelfood
A San Diego military wife with an at-home sewing business is putting her products on the back burner so she can help wildlife impacted by the fires raging in Australia. More than two dozen people and about half a billion animals have been killed in the fires. Karen Newberry and her two daughters are sewing wraps and sugar glider pouches for the affected animals. "Send fabric,” Newberry said. "Come over and sew with me. If you don’t know how to sew and don’t want to learn, cutting, ironing – all of that helps. If you have old sheets, as long as they’re clean, send them my way!" Tap the link in bio to see how you can send fabric to the Newberrys and help victims and volunteers of the Australia wildfires. #NBCLA #australia #australiawildfires (📸: @gettyimages)
Oh happy day! 🎉 Looking to visit the "happiest place on Earth this year"? @Disneyland just announced limited-time ticket deals for children everywhere and Southern California residents. SoCal residents can visit Disneyland for $67 per day with the purchase of a three-day, one-park per day ticket. Park hopper options are also available. Tap the link in bio for more details. #NBCLA #disneyland #disney #anaheim #orangecounty (📸: @lizchavollita)
From poke to burgers to Thai, here are some @Yelp approved eateries in LA you have to check out -- and a whole bunch of others to swing by when you leave the state. ⠀
🍔 @burgerama1 in Valley Village⠀
😋 @piscespoke in LA⠀
🍚 Sweet Rice in Gardena⠀
But there’s a lot more to savor on Yelp's top 100 list. Click the link in our bio to start planning lunch. ⠀
📸: Yelp users Meghan L., Nicholas F., @piscespoke ⠀
#foodies #instafood #instagood #delicious #yummy #foodstagram #foodpics #foodpic #losangeles #california #yelp
Happy Monday, SoCal! It'll be sunny, windy and warmer today. ☀️ @shannanbcla says today will be the warmest day we've seen in months. The warmest cities will be in Orange County, where Anaheim could hit 78 degrees! So if you were looking for an excuse to go to the beach, this is it -- just don't forget your SPF. 😉 Tap the link in bio for your full First Alert Forecast. #NBCLA #CAwx #malibu #beach (📸: @rebekanbcla)
The stars have arrived for the 77th Golden Globe awards. You can watch all the excitement from Hollywood’s party of the year on #NBCLA. Click the link in our bio for a complete list of winners! #goldenglobes #nbc #redcarpet @goldenglobes 📸 @gettyimages