Articles by: lawavestaff

Sources: Nearly 50 envelopes of suspected heroin in Hoffman’s apartment

02/03/2014 5:10 pm3 comments
Philip Seymour Hoffman

  By Shimon Prokupecz. Steve Almasy and Catherine E. Shoichet CNN   NEW YORK (CNN) — Police investigating the death of actor have found close to 50 envelopes of what they believe is heroin in his Manhattan apartment, two law enforcement sources familiar with the inquiry said Monday. A number [...]

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Judge Says Singer Chris Brown is Making `Great Strides’ in Drug and Anger Management Program

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Chris Brown

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By ELIZABETH MARCELLINO City News Service LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A Los Angeles judge today denied a request by prosecutors to take Chris Brown into custody because of an alleged violation of the singer’s probation, ordered as a result of his 2009 assault of then- girlfriend Rihanna. Los Angeles Superior [...]

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Waxman Seat……and away they go

01/31/2014 2:51 pm0 comments
Wendy Greue
``I'm ready to be that champion''

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Sen. Ted Lieu is expected today to announce his candidacy for the 33rd Congressional District seat, one day after former city Controller Wendy Greuel said she would seek to succeed retiring Rep. Henry Waxman. Lieu, D-Torrance, issued a statement Thursday, hours after Waxman unexpectedly announced his [...]

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America’s second-gayest city given a C

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Mayor Bill Bogaard

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PASADENA (CNS) – Two months after being named America’s second-gayest city, Pasadena has been given a C- in a report card about the fairness of policies involving the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. The Human Rights Campaign, an LGBT civil rights organization, this month released the “2013 Municipal Equality [...]

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This is the 19-year-old pop star’s second arrest in a week

01/29/2014 3:25 pm1 comment
Justin Bieber Waves to Fans

  By Alan Duke   (CNN) — Justin Bieber is in Toronto to face an assault charge in connection with an encounter with a limousine driver a month ago, a source close to the singer told CNN Wednesday. Bieber traveled to Toronto to be booked on the charge, which will [...]

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Cheryl Hines Receives Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

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Cheryl Hines with her star.

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  2,516th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the Category of TELEVISION HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – Cheryl Hines received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, honoring a career best-remembered for her portrayal of Larry David’s long-suffering wife on the HBO comedy “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” Jeremy Sisto, [...]

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Pete Seeger inspired legions

01/28/2014 4:56 pm0 comments
Pete Seeger performs on the Acura stage at New Orleans' Jazz Fest on April 25, 2009.

  By Jethro Mullen and Saeed Ahmed   (CNN) — Pete Seeger, the man considered to be one of the pioneers of contemporary folk music who inspired legions of activist singer-songwriters, died Monday. He was 94. Seeger’s best known songs include “Where Have All the Flowers Gone,” “Turn! Turn! Turn! [...]

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Venice Boardwalk to beef up public safety

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Venice's Ocean Front Walk

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – City officials today proposed installing better lighting, security cameras and an automated street barrier system to beef up public safety along Venice’s Ocean Front Walk, where a car fatally struck a 32- year-old Italian woman last summer. Recreation and Parks officials estimated it would cost about [...]

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Motley Crue is retiring

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Motley Crue

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Well, kickstart my heart. Motley Crue is retiring. The four hard-rock bandmates — Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee and Mick Mars — made it official today, signing a “Cessation of Touring Agreement” in Los Angeles, effective at the end of 2015. “Everything must come to [...]

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Angry birds: Pope’s peace doves attacked

01/27/2014 3:04 pm1 comment
CNN Poll: Pope's approval rating sky-high

      By Daniel Burke, Belief Blog Co-editor   (CNN) Talk about your angry birds. A crow and a seagull attacked two white doves released by children standing next to Pope Francis on Sunday at St. Peter’s Square. The birds of prey swooped down just as the doves flew from the [...]

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