Articles by: lawavestaff

Elephant Bullhooks “Times are changing”

04/30/2014 3:37 pm0 comments
Elephant Bath outside Staples Center 2009 

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously today to ban the use of “bullhooks” and other types of goads and prods employed in wrangling elephants in circuses and other shows. Councilman Mitch O’Farrell previously called the use of bullhooks “cruel and inhumane.” Celebrities such as actress [...]

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Family of Man Mistakenly Killed by West Hollywood Deputies Files $25 Million Claim

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A shrine to  John Winkler - 933 Palm Avenue West Hollywood.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The family of an aspiring television producer who was mistakenly shot and killed by deputies sent to a West Hollywood apartment building to investigate an assault report filed a $25 million claim today against Los Angeles County. County officials had no immediate response to the claim, [...]

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Esposito Hot Star on the Sidewalk

04/29/2014 2:33 pm0 comments
Giancarlo Esposito Hollywood Walk of Fame

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  HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – Actor Giancarlo Esposito received the 2,523rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, honored for a career best known for his Emmy- nominated portrayal of drug kingpin Gustavo “Gus” Fring on “Breaking Bad.” “As a child, I walked these streets and I looked at all [...]

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Hollywood Shooting

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A man was fatally shot today at a 98 Cents Store on Hollywood Boulevard, police said. The man died at the scene of the shooting, which occurred about 12:10 p.m. in the 5000 block of Hollywood Boulevard, just east of Normandie Avenue, Los Angeles police Officer [...]

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Beyonce, Jay Z announce joint summer tour

04/28/2014 3:56 pm0 comments
On Monday, Jay Z and Beyonce announced a joint summer trek that will take them to 16 cities throughout North America, starting in June.

  By Breeanna Hare CNN   (CNN) — Cue the screams: One of the hardest-working couples in show business is headed on tour. On Monday, and Beyonce announced a joint summer trek that will take them to 16 cities throughout North America, starting in June. The married couple first stirred [...]

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Paul Simon and wife Edie Brickell arrested in ‘family dispute,’ police say

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Paul Simon

  By Alan Duke CNN   (CNN) — Singer-songwriter Paul Simon and wife appeared before a Connecticut judge on disorderly conduct charges on Monday, a court spokeswoman said. The couple were arrested by New Canaan, Connecticut, police who were investigating a family dispute Saturday night, according to a police statement. [...]

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Wesson calls for an independent review of Sterling’s employee treatment

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Los Angeles Council President Herb Wesson

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Saying the public’s trust in the NBA has been eroded by racist remarks allegedly voiced by Clippers owner Donald Sterling, the president of the Los Angeles City Council called today for an independent review of Sterling’s treatment of his employees. Council President Herb Wesson urged NBA [...]

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Smiley Star

04/24/2014 4:48 pm0 comments
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  Tavis Smiley Receives Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

 HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – Television and radio talk show host Tavis Smiley received the 2,522nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today. Former “Tonight Show”  host Jay Leno and longtime television and radio talk show host Larry King joined Smiley at the ceremony at 6270 Hollywood Blvd., near the famed [...]

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Dr. Conrad Murray no appeal

04/23/2014 3:13 pm0 comments
Dr. Conrad Murray.

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The California Supreme Court declined today to hear an appeal by , who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for giving singer Michael Jackson a fatal dose of the anesthetic propofol. Jackson died June 25, 2009, at age 50 while he was in Los Angeles and under [...]

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Renters Day

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Gil Cedillo

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Renters’ advocates converged on Los Angeles City Hall today to call attention to what they call a scarcity of affordable housing in the city. Maria Gomez, a long-time renter in South Los Angeles, urged the City Council to invest in housing that is within the reach [...]

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