Articles by: lawavestaff

Kaitlyn Farrington succeeds where Shaun White failed winning women’s halfpipe final on Wednesday

02/12/2014 2:19 pm0 comments
Kelly Clark

  (CNN) — Kaitlyn Farrington made up for Shaun White’s slip up in the men’s halfpipe taking gold for the U.S. in the women’s final at the Sochi Winter Olympics on Wednesday. The 24-year-old from Salt Lake City, who was making her Olympic debut, beat defending champion Torah Bright from [...]

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Funnyman Sid Caesar dead at 91

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  By Todd Leopold CNN   (CNN) — Sid Caesar, whose clever, anarchic comedy on such programs as “Your Show of Shows” and “Caesar’s Hour” helped define the 1950s “Golden Age of Television,” has died. He was 91. A friend of the family, actor Rudy De Luca, does not know [...]

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Children’s peace project

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Artist Gayle Gale

Artists Gayle Gale assembles paintings by students at Hancock Park Elementary School last Friday that will become a Kids for Peace tile mural at the Original Farmers Market. Gale, who started Kids for Peace in 1995, uses art to stress her belief that peace starts with one person and spreads [...]

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Holder’s announcement was revealed in U.S. to expand recognition of same-sex marriages

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Photo by Gary McCarthy

  By Evan Perez CNN In a major milestone for gay rights, the United States government plans to expand recognition of in federal legal matters, including bankruptcies, prison visits and survivor benefits. Attorney General Eric Holder said the Justice Department will issue a memo Monday that recognizes same-sex marriages “to [...]

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Mannequin with a message

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Photo by Gary McCarthy

Mannequin display at LA Jock's in West Hollywood

      A mannequin in the window of LA Jock, a store on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood, has created controversy because it is dressed as a Nazi concentration camp prisoner. Store owner Nir Zilberman said the mannequin is designed to draw attention to the anti-LGBT laws in [...]

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County shuts down comedian’s Starbucks’ prank

02/11/2014 3:59 pm0 comments
Photos by Gary McCarthy

It looked like a typical Starbucks shop when it opened in a Los Feliz strip mall Friday. Then people noticed the word ‘Dumb’ over the storefront sign, on the cups their coffee came in and on the caps the store was selling. Reality show star Nathan Fielder says his shop is a parody of Starbucks and thus not bound to honor the Starbucks trademark. The county Health Department closed the shop Monday for not having a health permit.

From City News Service A comedian known for a Comedy Central prank show came forward Monday as the owner of the Dumb Starbucks coffee shop in Los Feliz that attracted crowds of curious customers over the weekend, but shortly after he revealed his identity, his store was closed by the [...]

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Columbia Square groundbreaking in Hollywood

02/10/2014 3:34 pm0 comments
Photo by Gary McCarthy  

Columbia Square groundbreaking ceremony at
Sunset Boulevard and Gower Street.

HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – Los Angeles city officials joined today with the developers of Columbia Square — a 680,000-square-foot, mixed-use creative office development on the site of the historic CBS broadcast facility in Hollywood, to mark the start of construction on the $380 million project. Councilman Mitch O’Farrell took part in [...]

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Yaroslavsky “four decades in elected office was long enough.”

02/07/2014 1:09 pm0 comments

Photo by Gary McCarthy

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky today ruled out a run for the congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Henry Waxman, saying he was sticking to his earlier contention that Yaroslavsky’s name had surfaced as a potential candidate when Waxman, D- Beverly Hills, announced he would step down [...]

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Stadium Assault- Stow is in “desperate need”

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Former Los Angeles Dodgers owners Frank McCourt and Jamie McCourt

 LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The new judge managing Bryan Stow’s lawsuit against former Los Angeles owner Frank McCourt — which attributes insufficient security as the cause of an attack on him by two home team fans in the Dodger Stadium parking  – today scheduled trial for May 27. Los Angeles [...]

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Former Lakers’ great puts investment team together to buy the L.A. Sparks.

02/05/2014 3:26 pm0 comments
Photo by Gary McCarthy

Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson poses with WNBA President Laurel Richie outside Staples Center Wednesday where the former Lakers great announced he and an investment team consisting of several of the people involved in the Los Angeles Dodgers ownership were going to purchase the Los Angeles Sparks and keep them playing at Staples Center.

    From City News Service The Los Angeles Sparks have been purchased by an investment group led by basketball Hall of Fame member Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Dodgers controlling owner Mark Walter, the WNBA announced Wednesday. The group also includes Dodger co-owners Todd L. Boehly, Robert L. Patton and [...]

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