SKI RESORT EXECS JOIN RENO-TAHOE OLYMPIC BOARD: SQUAW VALLEY (AP) — Two top ski resort executives have joined the board trying to lure the 2022 Winter Olympics to the Reno-Lake Tahoe area.
Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows CEO Andy Wirth and Vail Resorts co-president Blaise T. Carrig have been elected to the Reno Tahoe Winter Games Coalition board.
Coalition Chairman and Nevada Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki hailed their selection, saying Wirth and Carrig share the board's vision of bringing the Winter Games back to the region.
Squaw Valley, a California resort located near Alpine Meadows north of Lake Tahoe, hosted the Winter Games in 1960.
Vail Resorts owns the Heavenly and Northstar resorts at Lake Tahoe.
The 32-member coalition board includes former Olympians Daron Rahlves and Tamara McKinney.
HULU TO LAUNCH FIRST ORIGINAL SCRIPTED SHOW: LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hulu will broadcast its first original scripted series next month, a political comedy that will debut during the real-life Republican presidential primary.
The online video service is ramping up its rivalry with Netflix Inc.
Aimed squarely at an audience loyal to cutting edge comedy such as "The Office" and "The Colbert Report," Hulu's new show "Battleground" is a look at the inner workings of a Democratic primary campaign for a U.S. Senate seat in Wisconsin. It was created by J.D. Walsh, an actor who worked for John Kerry during a political campaign.
"We see what J.D. sees in it and we know the audience is there," said Hulu's senior vice president of content, Andy Forsell.
Hulu's foray into original scripted programming follows an investment in the Morgan Spurlock documentary series, "A Day in the Life," which debuted in August and will soon launch into a second season.
Hulu made the announcement Sunday at the Television Critics' Association's winter press tour, a two-week-long series of presentations for TV journalists usually reserved for traditional TV networks.
Hulu also announced it would make "Up to Speed," a non-scripted series that looks at historic nooks and crannies of notable destinations around America.
SANTA CLARA POLICE FATALLY SHOOTS MAN: SANTA CLARA (AP) — A Santa Clara police officer has shot and killed a man police say pulled out a handgun during a traffic stop Saturday night.
The San Jose Mercury News reports the trouble began after the officer pulled the 42-year-old man over around 9:45 p.m. and began a driving under the influence investigation.
Police say during the investigation, the driver became uncooperative and drew the gun, prompting the officer to open fire.
The man, whose name has not been released, was pronounced dead at the scene.
2 LA OFFICERS RESCUE WOMAN, 90, FROM BURNING HOUSE: LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a pair of Los Angeles police officers walked into a burning house through thick smoke and saved a 90-year-old woman.
The LAPD says in a statement that officers Seree Rattanapichetkul and Anthony Farias were on patrol in the Rampart Division west of downtown Los Angeles when they saw smoke pouring from a home.
The officers called the fire department and found residents gathered in the front of the house, but they were told there was still a 90-year-old woman in a back room on the ground floor.
The officers entered the house, found the woman and walked her out the front door, then searched the house again to see if anyone remained.
Officers and residents were treated for minor smoke inhalation, but no one was seriously injured.