Golden Globes Light on Politics, Aside From Christian Bale Scorching Dick Cheney

WASHINGTON — This year at the Golden Globes, there was no Meryl Streep calling out Donald Trump for his attacks on journalists and mocking of the disabled. There was no Oprah Winfrey, offering up an inspirational contrast to the rhetoric coming out of the White House. In fact, there weren’t all that many references to […]

Mount Greenwood Residents Left In The Dark By Streetlamps

Chicago (CBS) — There’s a peculiar problem on Lori Lona’s block.

“I come home from work, it’s pitch black, and I pull into the garage and you don’t know if anybody’s out there,” Lona said. “It’s scary.”

Her paranoia’s been more than a week in the making.

Streetlamps up and down Albany Avenue along 108th and 109th are snuffed out.

Almost two full blocks are left in the dark.

“You can’t see to see if somebody’s out here,” Pam Cosgrove said. “My dog barks. I’m looking to see where somebody is, but you can’t see out here.”

Residents are growing frustrated the problem isn’t resolved.

Kirsten Dunford said she’s called 311 twice.

“It’s a little scary to try to take our garbage out to the alley,” Dunford said. “I don’t want the kids to go out there if it’s dark out.”

Holiday lights helped for a while, but now that decorations are headed into hibernation, anxiety is springing up.

The area’s most recent crime stats are available for the month of December and include reports of a home invasion, an aggravated assault and more than a few car thefts.

Worried homeowners are praying those numbers don’t up while the lights are out.

Blackhawks Beat Penguins 5-3

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Dylan Strome broke a tie 1:48 into the third period and the Chicago Blackhawks beat Pittsburgh 5-3 on Sunday night to end the Penguins’ winning streak at eight games.

Strome scored seconds after a power-play expired, beating fallen goalie Casey DeSmith off a pass from Patrick Kane. Jonathan Toews added an empty-net goal and had an assist to run his points streak to six games.

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PITTSBURGH, PA – JANUARY 06: Alex DeBrincat #12 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal in the first period during the game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG PAINTS Arena on January 6, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)

Alex DeBrincat scored on a power play for his 19th of the season, and Chris Kunitz and Duncan Keith both scored their first for the Blackhawks. They won their 10th straight against the Penguins, including five straight in Pittsburgh. The Blackhawks haven’t lost to the Penguins since March 30, 2014, in Pittsburgh.

Chicago snapped a two-game skid and has won three of five and six of nine following an eight-game losing streak in November.

Kane had three assists. He’s the 20th player in NHL history and the first American-born skater to begin his career with at least 12 straight seasons with 30-plus assists. Cam Ward stopped 31 shots.

Jake Guentzel, Patric Hornqvist and Derick Brassard scored for the Penguins, and DeSmith stopped 26 shots.

Pittsburgh scored twice in the first 4:33.

Hornqvist opened the scoring at 2:43 with a blocker-side, one-timer from the right faceoff dot, and Guentzel gave Pittsburgh a two-goal lead when he swept a rebound underneath Ward from the top of the crease.

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PITTSBURGH, PA – JANUARY 06: Alex DeBrincat #12 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrates with teammates on the bench after scoring a goal in the first period during the game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG PAINTS Arena on January 6, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)

DeBrincat put Chicago on the board with a power-play goal. He scored his eighth goal in 13 games on a one-timer from Kane.

Kunitz tied it for Chicago at 6:46 of the second period. Kunitz, who won three Stanley Cups with Pittsburgh, scored on a night when the Penguins honored their 2009 Stanley Cup championship team.

The Penguins regained the lead at 9:49 of the second when Brassard squeezed a one-timer from Phil Kessel between Ward’s pads from the right circle. Keith tied it at 3 with a slap shot from the left point just as a power play expired.

NOTES: Penguins’ D Kris Letang played in his 722nd career game, tied with Rick Kehoe for sixth on the franchise list. Letang’s assist gives him a seven-game points streak. … Chicago D Erik Gustafsson has a five-game points streak after registering an assist. . F Drake Caggiula made his Blackhawks debut after he was acquired in a trade with Edmonton on Dec. 31. … Penguins D Justin Schultz, who has not played since Oct. 13, skated on his own for the first time before Pittsburgh’s practice Saturday.


Blackhawks: Host Calgary on Monday night.

Penguins: Host Florida on Tuesday night.

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Golden Globes: ‘Assassination of Gianni Versace’ Producer Urges Representation, Resistance

Executive producer Brad Simpson accepted 2019 Golden Globe for limited series/TV movie for FX anthology drama “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” and used his time on stage to ask those in the industry and beyond to “resist.” The series was centered on famed fashion designer Gianni Versace’s 1997 murder and the crime […]

Alert Issued For West Side Carjackings

Chicago (CBS) — Chicago police have issued an alert following two carjackings on Chicago’s West Side.

In both incidents, a pizza delivery driver was robbed at gunpoint by three offenders.

The first incident occurred on Dec. 31 around 5:20 p.m. in the 3800 block of West Fillmore Street.

The second incident occurred on Jan. 1 around 8:35 p.m. in the 4400 block of West Adams Street.

The three suspects are described as black males between 18 and 25 years old. Two are about 5 foot 9 inches tall and weigh about 160 pounds. One of them was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and carrying a black gun. The third suspect is about 6 feet tall and weighs about 175 pounds.

HBO Reveals First Look at Final Season of ‘Game of Thrones’

HBO shared their first footage from the upcoming eighth season of Game of Thrones. First during the Golden Globes broadcast and then releasing the video via Twitter.

The footage features Jon Snow (Kit Harington) escorting Daenerys Targaryen, played by Emilia Clake as she meets Jon’s sister Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) for the first time. “Winterfell is yours, your grace,” Sansa says.

Living in the State of Fear

Living in the state of fear – is paralyzing. Yet, fear motivates me to do far more than happiness ever could. Does it not force everyones hands…eventually? The fear of not being happy, the fear of not being successful (when people forget success is relative when being defined), the fear of their own mortality, the fear of time catching up, and the fear of fucking up (again relative…who even knows how one can…although I can think of quite a few societal standards).

There was a time when I had the naive thought that my goal is to be happy in the future. Although I never knew what that meant. Soon, I began to see the ridiculousness behind it. If ridiculousness is even a word. I should be happy now. I worked the past 20 years to get here and to still use it as a goal seems almost tragic. Almost as if I was setting myself up for failure. Being happy now is what should everyone should aspire to, not the future.

But that was the issues, if I was content now, why is still it so easy to be paralyzed by fear. Nothing should matter, the risks should seem worth taking since I’m already happy. Then I learn that happiness is a great, pointless motivation. Because it will never be enough. We can never be grateful enough.

Fear plays a large role in my life. As an individual who lives by following the “rules” (culturally and socially), ironically the source of my happiness comes from following those rules – as twisted as it may sound. I like knowing that I am the “good girl” in societal standards, that I’m doing what is expected of me and because of that I am placed on a pedestal. In other words, I am happy to give in to my fear because I do care what society thinks.

Fear is twisted and dark. Yet, it is fear that is keeping me happy and safe every night, as we’ve all been conditioned to. To not walk late out night. To travel in groups. We grow up conditioned to it, thinking it is okay. As a result, we have a million dollar market of life coaches telling us to break the glass ceiling inhibiting us – that fear.

But we forget that as we fight the war within ourselves to break that wall, as we battle the new generation is being conditioned to that same fear as we fight. Living in the state of fear has never been more motivating than it is right now in this moment as we pay for help to undo the conditioning of a lifetime.

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Free Concert For CFP Weekend Cancelled Due To Harsh Weather

SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — Officials from Sunday’s free AT&T Playoff Playlist Live! concert in San Jose said that the event was cancelled due to “inclement” weather. They said the show will not be rescheduled ahead of Monday’s CFB Championship game.

The event’s organizers and local authorities were worried about the safety of both audience members and performers in the midst of the ripping wings and heavy rain conditions that swept the Bay Area on Sunday.

“Of course, safety is the primary consideration for the College Football Playoff and its sponsors, and the cancellation of tonight’s show is consistent with that priority,” said Bill Hancock, Executive Director of the CFP.

At Discovery Meadow, the site of the concert, high winds of up to 30 mph and standing water were present.

The concert’s gates were supposed to open at 6 p.m. Sunday evening, featuring performances by The Regrettes, One Republic and Ellie Goulding.

Worldwide Drive to Find Blood Match for 2-Year-Old Comes to San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — A desperate, worldwide effort to save the life of a little girl in Florida came to San Francisco on Sunday.

Two-year-old Zainab Mughal from Miami suffers from neuroblastoma cancer and is kept alive through frequent blood transfusions, but her blood is so rare that doctors are having to search the entire country to find just a handful of donors.

Those who came to Vitalant blood center in San Francisco on Sunday were hoping they could be the needle in the haystack.

Cheryl Trott, from Vitalant, told KPIX, “There is about a half a percent chance of all the people we’re getting blood from that we will find a match for Zainab.”

Zainab’s blood is missing a common antigen known as Indian B. A potential donor would have to have the right blood type and also be missing that specific antigen to match what little Zainab so desperately needs.

Making such a match even harder to find, donors must be of Pakistani, Indian or Iranian ancestry and — out of all those who meet those criteria — fewer than four percent are compatible.

Pouria Mojabi knows it’s a long shot but he came anyway and brought his 9-month-old daughter along for motivation.

“I can see how important it is and how crucial it is to figure something out for that little girl,” Mojabi said.

Zainab needs at least seven regular, compatible donors to survive and so far only four have been located, most recently in the United Kingdom.

You might well wonder: why not appeal directly to Iran, Pakistan and India?

Donna Farvard, with the National Iranian-American Council, says U.S. sanctions and restrictions do not allow the importation of blood from that region of the world.

“At the end of the day, politics should not get in the way of helping human lives and that’s part of our frustration now,” Farvard said.

So they will continue holding blood drives in this country, battling long odds and searching a smaller haystack with a lot fewer needles.

If you missed Sunday’s special blood drive and still want to help, contact your local blood center and tell them you’d like to see if you’re a match for Zainab Mughal.

Organizers say even though the chances of being a match are small, your donation is still desperately needed by blood centers. Supplies are down this time of year as the cold and flu season prevents many from donating.