Articles by: lawavestaff

St. Patrick’s Day celebration

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

Photo by Gary McCarthy

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.

Photo by Gary McCarthy

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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AP’s Bob Thomas died at his Encino home today. He was 92.

03/14/2014 11:35 am0 comments

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Longtime Associated Press entertainment writer Bob Thomas died at his Encino home today. He was 92. Thomas covered 66 Oscar ceremonies and reported on generations of stars – - from Clark Gable to Tom Cruise, according to the Associated Press, which described him as a last [...]

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Los Angeles police Officer Nicholas Choung Lee Services.

03/12/2014 12:45 pm0 comments
Photo by Gary McCarthy

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A rosary service will be held tonight in memory of Los Angeles police Officer Nicholas Choung Lee, who was killed when his patrol car was struck by a dump truck in Beverly Hills. Lee, 40, died at the scene of the crash, which occurred around 8 [...]

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Campaign Spending Cap Off the Table in Third District Supervisor’s Race

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Zev Yaroslavsky 

Photo by Gary McCarthy

 LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The race for the Third District seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, already competitive, may have gotten more expensive. Former Santa Monica Mayor Bobby Shriver filed a campaign finance declaration Friday indicating that he would spend at least $300,000 of his own [...]

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Ethiopians Sweep Los Angeles Marathon

03/11/2014 1:55 pm0 comments
The men leaders of the Los Angeles Marathon race through Silver Lake Junction Sunday in the 29th annual race. Gebo Burka of Ethiopia won the men's race.

Photos Michael Sandoval

  City News Service LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Amane Gobena resumed the success of African women at the Los Angeles Marathon today and earned a $50,000 bonus for being the first overall finisher, while fellow Ethiopian Gebo Burka was the men’s winner. And for the amateur runners, 88 degree afternoon temperatures and [...]

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Ray Parker Jr. , Who you going to call?

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PERFORMER RAY PARKER JR poses for photographers as he recieves the   2,518th Star  on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Hollywood, California, USA on March 06 2014 photo:Bob Freeman

From City News Service HOLLYWOOD — Ray Parker Jr., best known for writing and performing the theme for the 1984 film “Ghostbusters,” received the 2,518th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame March 6. Singer-songwriters  and Bill Withers joined Parker in speaking in the morning ceremony at 7065 Hollywood Blvd. [...]

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`Octomom’ Pleads Not Guilty to New Count in Welfare Fraud Case

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Nadya Suleman leaving her Whittier home 2009.

Photo by Gary McCarthy

 LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Nadya Suleman, who gave birth to octuplets in 2009, pleaded not guilty today to the latest count against her in a welfare fraud case. The 38-year-old mother of 14 was charged Feb. 5 with a second count of aid by misrepresentation. Suleman — whose real [...]

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More than 100 families have moved to Colorado for medical marijuana, group says

03/10/2014 3:48 pm0 comments
Medical marijuana refugees: 'This was our only hope'

By Saundra Young CNN   (CNN) — They’ve come from as far away as Australia and Canada, or as close as Oklahoma. They are of different backgrounds and ages, but they’ve all moved to Colorado for the same thing: medical marijuana to treat their sick children. “Jordan had her first [...]

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Lakers Food

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Nick Young " Rice is nice"LA Food Bank.

Photos by Gary McCarthy

  LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles Lakers players Nick Young and Kent Bazemore leant a hand to Delta Air Lines flight attendants today to create custom food packages from donated goods at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. “I am not too far removed from a situation like this [...]

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