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West Hollywood plans New Year’s Eve party

12/23/2013 2:23 pm0 comments

Independent Staff Report WEST HOLLYWOOD — The city will bring in the new year an alcohol- and drug-free experience called West Hollywood: #Boom! The event is free and will take place at West Hollywood Park Auditorium Dec. 31 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Approximately 400 people are expected to [...]

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J.K. Rowling is developing a “Harry Potter” play

12/20/2013 3:41 pm1 comment
J.K. Rowling

  By Lisa Respers France CNN   (CNN) — There’s some magic coming to a British stage. Author J.K. Rowling has announced she is developing a play based on her “Harry Potter” stories. According to her website, Rowling is working in collaboration with award-winning producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender [...]

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Holiday Travel

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LAX

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – With the holiday travel period starting in earnest today, more than 2.6 million travelers are expected to move through Los Angeles International Airport during this holiday season, up 8.2 percent from last year, according to airport officials. Officials at LAX — considered the sixth busiest airport [...]

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405 Closure

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405 Closure

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The northbound San Diego (405) Freeway will be closed overnight tonight between La Tijera and Jefferson boulevards while Caltrans crews install an overhead sign. The two far-left lanes of the southbound freeway in the same stretch will also be closed during the work. The left lanes [...]

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Dwayne Johnson is 2013′s highest-grossing actor

12/18/2013 4:28 pm0 comments
The Rock at WrestleMania

  By Breeanna Hare CNN   Dwayne Johnson did not have the highest-grossing movie of the year, but he still has reason to celebrate. The prolific actor has been named Forbes magazine’s highest-grossing star, thanks to the $1.3 billion his films have earned at the box office over the past [...]

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Has your mom’s old hairstyle ever amazed you?

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Retro hair: A cut above the rest

  By Ann Hoevel CNN   (CNN) — “Omigosh, Mom, look at your hair!” I was sorting through old family photos with my mother, deciding which to scan for posterity, and there in my hand was her student ID card from Rice University. On it was a small picture of [...]

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“The Voice” crowned its season five winner

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'The Voice' crowns its winner

  By Breeanna Hare CNN   (CNN) — On Tuesday night, “The Voice” simultaneously found its Season 5 champion and ended coach Blake Shelton’s winning streak. The country star had picked “The Voice’s” top talent for three seasons in a row, but on Tuesday it was Adam Levine who beamed [...]

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Judge Won’t Scuttle Injured Fan’s $50 Million Lawsuit Against McCourt, Dodgers

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Frank McCourt

Photo by Gary McCarthy

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Frank McCourt lost a bid today for a court order to end a lawsuit brought by the family of Bryan Stow, accusing the former Dodgers owner of financial bungling that led to poor security at the team’s stadium when the San Francisco Giants fan was severely [...]

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Jan Perry

12/17/2013 1:43 pm1 comment
Jan Perry 

Photo by Gary McCarthy

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles City Council today unanimously confirmed former councilwoman Jan Perry as head of the newly created Economic and Workforce Development Department. Perry was serving on an interim basis when appointed by Mayor Eric Garcetti as permanent general manager of the department, which has about [...]

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First same-sex union aboard a float

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Pasadena's Rose Parade

Photo by Gary McCarthy

PASADENA (CNS) – The 2013 Rose Parade was the first to feature a couple getting married on a float during the procession, but the AIDS Healthcare Foundation announced today it will sponsor the first same-sex union aboard a float in next month’s parade. AHF officials said the wedding aligns perfectly [...]

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