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Jan Perry

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

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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

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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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Beyonce’s secret album set to debut at No. 1

12/16/2013 4:43 pm0 comments
Beyonce

  By Lisa Respers France CNN   (CNN) — Beyonce broke some ground with her straight-to-iTunes surprise album, and now she is also reaping the benefits of her strategy. According to Billboard, the self-titled album “is all but guaranteed a No. 1 debut.” On Monday, iTunes announced the album has [...]

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Oscar-winning actress Joan Fontaine dead at 96

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Oscar-winning actress Joan Fontaine dead at 96

  By Alan Duke CNN   LOS ANGELES (CNN) — Oscar-winning actress Joan Fontaine died Sunday, her longtime friend Noel Beutel said Monday. She was 96. Fontaine died “very peacefully” in her sleep of natural causes, Beutel said. She was in her Carmel, California, home. She is survived by her [...]

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West Hollywood “Don’t Drink and Drive” campaign

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West Hollywood's BMW/DUI-Display

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Independent Staff Report WEST HOLLYWOOD — The city, along with the West Hollywood Station, the Los Angeles County Fire Department, the Sunset Strip Business Association, Block by Block security ambassadors and local licensed taxi companies, launched this year’s holiday season with its annual “Don’t Drink and Drive” campaign at a [...]

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L.A. Judge Revokes Probation for Singer Chris Brown

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Chris Brown

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By ELIZABETH MARCELLINO City News Service LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A Los Angeles judge today revoked singer Chris Brown’s probation stemming from his 2009 assault on then-girlfriend Rihanna. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James R. Brandlin cited information related to Brown’s October arrest in Washington, D.C., where the singer allegedly [...]

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Garcetti and Obama Meet for job-creation initiatives.

12/13/2013 3:03 pm0 comments
Mayor Eric Garcetti

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Mayor Eric Garcetti met with President Barack Obama along with other big-city mayors today in Washington, D.C., to discuss partnering with the White House on Obama described cities as “critical hubs” for creating jobs and said his “hope and goal” for the ensuing conversation was to [...]

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Filmmaker-Actor Paul Mazursky – Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

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Paul Mazursky and his Walk of Fame Star.

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HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – Five-time Oscar nominee Paul Mazursky  received the 2,515th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, earning the honor for directing a string of memorable films from the late 1960s to early 1990s. Fellow writer-directors Mel Brooks and Jeff Kanew  joined Mazursky in speaking at 11:30 a.m. [...]

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The 6-million dollar Ticket man

12/11/2013 2:27 pm0 comments
Cops
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The Los Angeles City Council has approved a nearly 6-million dollar settlement to resolve lawsuits filed by L-A-P-D officers who said they were pushed to meet quotas for issuing traffic tickets. The officers contended they were denied overtime and were given bad performance reviews because they did not implement traffic [...]

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“12 Years a Slave,” “Breaking Bad” Lead SAG Nominations

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Clark Gregg and Sasha Alexander, announcing Don Cheadle being nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series (House of Lies)
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By ELIZABETH MARCELLINO City News Service WEST HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – The wrenching historical drama “12 Years a Slave” earned a leading four nominations today for the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, while the recently concluded series “Breaking Bad” topped the list of television nominees, also scoring four nods. The [...]

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