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2 Pinays killed in California car crash

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Thursday, October 4th, 2018

Two 60-year-old Filipino women died in a car crash in Palmdale, California last Saturday, September 29.

The Philippine Consulate in Los Angeles is coordinating with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Office for details of the accident.

Consul General Adel Angelito Cruz said the women were killed when their SUV crashed into a construction truck on 14 Freeway near Palmdale Boulevard Saturday morning.

The Consul General added that the government is ready to extend assistance to the victims’ families.


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Penny Marshall, ‘Big’ director and TV’s ‘Laverne,’ dead at 75

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, December 19th, 2018


FILE PHOTO: Actress and Director Penny Marshall | REUTERS

Penny Marshall, who played an endearingly graceless character with a thick Bronx accent in U.S. television’s “Laverne & Shirley” before becoming a pioneering film director with hits including “Big” and “A League of Their Own,” has died at 75, her publicist said on Tuesday (December 18).

Marshall died of complications of diabetes on Monday (December 17) at her home in Hollywood Hills, California, her publicist, Michelle Bega said in a phone interview.

Among the people paying tribute to Marshall were her ex-husband, actor and director Rob Reiner, who tweeted: “So sad about Penny. I loved Penny. I grew up with her. She was born with a great gift. She was born with a funnybone and the instinct of how to use it. I was very lucky to have lived with her and her funnybone. I will miss her.”

Marshall played the unrefined but lovable Laverne DeFazio on “Laverne & Shirley,” a situation comedy that ran on the ABC network from 1976 to 1983, following the lives of two single women and their nutty friends in 1950s and ’60s Milwaukee.

She turned to directing after her series ended. Her first film was the underwhelming 1986 Whoopi Goldberg comedy “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” but that was followed by the charming 1988 hit “Big,” starring fellow former TV sitcom star Tom Hanks. — Reuters

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Giant waves smash into US West Coast

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

Huge wave hitting towards the shore in US West Coast | REUTERS

Huge waves battered coastlines across the U.S. West Coast on Monday (December 17) as a powerful swell produced waves of up to 40 feet (12.19 meters) .

The National Weather Service issued a high surf warning along coasts in Oregon, California and Washington, tweeting that people should “stay well back from the ocean or risk certain death”.

Videos obtained by Reuters showed huge waves hitting jetties and coastlines, with waves that were observed to be nearly 30 feet (9.14 meters) high.

Wave heights are expected to peak on Monday, before subsiding on Tuesday (December 18), the National Weather Service said. — Reuters

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Man arrested in connection with starting Southern California wildfire

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Forest Gordon Clark, suspect for Holy Fire (Screenshots via Reuters video)


A man was expected to be charged in connection with starting the Holy Fire, which has burned more than 4,100 acres in the Cleveland National Forest in Southern California, officials said on Wednesday (August 8).

Forrest Clark, 51, was arrested on Tuesday (August 7) and was held in jail on $1 million bail, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said on its website.

Clark was expected to be charged with aggravated arson, criminal threats and resisting an executive officer and could be sentenced to life in prison if convicted, Orange County District Attorney Chief of Staff Susan Kang Schroeder said at a news conference.

“Arson is a terrible crime that destroys dreams, and even when people are not physically hurt it can destroy that baby blanket that still smells like your kid or that family portrait of your grandparents getting married,” Schroeder said.

Clark was scheduled to be arraigned in court on Thursday (August 9), Schroeder said. — Reuters

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