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Drought-ravaged California turns to tech for help

03/21/2014 3:57 pm0 comments
Drought-ravaged California turns to tech for help

  By Heather Kelly (CNN) — Sometimes it takes a disaster to inspire innovation. There is a major drought in California. It’s not the first state to face a water shortage recently, and it’s definitely not the first time California has had to battle drought, but it could drag on [...]

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Conspiracy theories haunt the Nirvana front man’s death nearly 20 years ago

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Photos of Property/Narcotics Recovered from the Scene

  By Ben Brumfield CNN   (CNN) — Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain killed himself at age 27 with a shotgun, a Seattle police investigation concluded, and nothing has changed about that assessment 20 years after his death. But as the anniversary of Cobain’s passing approaches early next month, rumors [...]

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03/19/2014 2:13 pm0 comments
Photos by Gary McCarthy

George Barris, left, king of the custom car designers, and comedian Jeff Dunham met at the Warner Bros
Studios in Burbank March 11 for a speaker series event. Barris brought along two of his cars, the original Batmobile and Futurama, for display.
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City breaks ground on new City Hall parking structure

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Members of the West Hollywood City Council conduct ground-breaking ceremonies Monday afternoon for the city’s new automated garage and Community Plaza project adjacent to City Hall.

  Independent Staff Report WEST HOLLYWOOD — The city held a ground-breaking ceremony Monday for its automated garage and Community Plaza project at City Hall. The garage and plaza will be built on the site that formerly provided surface parking at City Hall. Construction is anticipated to continue through at [...]

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L.A. Council Members Inquire if Fracking Led to St. Patrick’s Day Quake

03/18/2014 2:54 pm0 comments
Baldwin Hills oil fields

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Three Los Angeles City Council members today called on city staff to investigate whether oil and natural gas drilling methods like fracking helped trigger Monday’s magnitude-4.4 earthquake. Councilmen Paul Koretz and Mike Bonin introduced a motion, seconded by Councilman Bernard Parks, that would direct city staff [...]

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Why Kate Winslet named her son Bear Blaze

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Kate Winslet

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  By Breeanna Hare CNN   (CNN) — If you’re going to name your kid after a wild animal, at least have a good reason. Kate Winslet, who welcomed son Bear Blaze with husband last December, has assured “Ellen’s” Ellen DeGeneres that yes, there’s a purpose for the kid’s unique [...]

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Mick Jagger speaks out on death of L’Wren Scott

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L'Wren Scott, a noted fashion designer who has been Mick Jagger's companion for more than a decade, was found dead in her New York apartment Monday, March 17, 2014, of an apparent suicide, according to a law enforcement official familiar with the investigation. She was 49.

  By Lisa Respers France CNN    The Rolling Stones have canceled a concert scheduled for Wednesday in Perth, Australia, according to a representative for the group. The cancellation comes in the wake of the death of ‘s longtime girlfriend, fashion designer L’Wren Scott. Scott was found dead Monday in [...]

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Marijuana Tax

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Henry Hemp

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By ELIZABETH HSING-HUEI CHOU City News Service The city of Los Angeles has collected $8.6 million in business taxes from medical marijuana facilities since the taxation of such shops began nearly three years ago, the head of the city finance office said last week. The city has continued issuing tax [...]

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St. Patrick’s Day celebration

03/17/2014 4:25 pm0 comments
Irish eyes are smiling.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Thousand of revelers turned out for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Pershing Square today that will include a motorcycle and foot parade and a concert. The parade include the motorcycle group the L.A. Police Fire Hogs; the 20-member L.A. Police Emerald Society Bagpipe and Drum [...]

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Kate Winslet Star Unveiled on Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Kate Winslet signs for her fans.

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HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – Oscar- and Emmy-winning actress   honored with the 2,520th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, four days before the release of her latest film, “Divergent.” James Cameron, who directed Winslet in her Oscar-nominated performance in the 1998 Oscar best-picture winner “Titanic,” and Kathy Bates, a [...]

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