Articles by: lawavestaff

Rihanna Home

12/10/2013 4:39 pm0 comments
Rihanna

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – won a round in court today when a judge ruled that a home inspection firm will remain a defendant in a lawsuit in which the singer claims her former Beverly Hills home became flooded during rainy weather, just months after she bought it. Los Angeles Superior [...]

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Fawcett Portrait

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Andy Warhol's Farrah Fawcett portrait

By BILL HETHERMAN City News Service LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A former friend of Farrah Fawcett testified today that the actress told him that one of two portraits Andy Warhol sketched of her in 1980 belonged to her longtime love, Ryan O’Neal. David Pinsky said he met the former “Charlie’s [...]

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L.A.-Based Foundation Will Return Auctioned Hopi, Apache Artifacts to Tribes

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Hopi portraits

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A Los Angeles-based family foundation won a $530,000 bid on two dozen Native American artifacts auctioned in Paris and will return them to the Hopi and Apache tribes, it was announced today. The Annenberg Foundation bought 21 mask-like objects originating with the Hopi Nation in Arizona [...]

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Holiday Safety

12/09/2013 3:20 pm3 comments
Holiday Safety

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – As families prepare for the holidays, Southern California Edison today reminded people to use common-sense precautions with decorative lights to prevent shocks and fire hazards. “The joy that festive decorations bring can lead people to overlook their potential dangers,” said Bill Messner, the utility’s health and [...]

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Sheriff Arrests

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Central Jail

Photo by Gary McCarthy

By FRED SHUSTER City News Service LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A federal investigation into alleged abuses inside Los Angeles County jails came to a head today with the unsealing of indictments and charges against 18 current and former Sheriff’s Department officials accused of crimes such as corruption, obstruction of justice [...]

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Mandela remembered by Southland

12/06/2013 2:14 pm2 comments
Mandela art in Hollywood

Photo by Gary McCarthy

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Southland elected officials mourned the death today of former South African President Nelson Mandela, but hailed him as global icon in the fight against oppression and inequality. “President Mandela’s struggle and sacrifice taught us that injustice and oppression must be extinguished no matter where it may [...]

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LA Residents Protest McDonald’s in Solidarity with Fast Food Workers Striking Over Low Wages

12/04/2013 4:55 pm0 comments
Move on McDonalds

Photo by Gary McCarthy

(Move on McDonalds Hollywood video)   On Thursday, December 5, fast food workers across the country will go on strike, demanding that their employers – McDonald’s, Burger King, Taco Bell, KFC, Pizza Hut, Domino’s, Papa John’s, and Subway – stop paying their employees poverty wages and starting paying a living wage [...]

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Thalia Star- “the queen of Latin pop”

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Thalia

HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – The Mexican entertainer Thalia, known as along with being a telenovela star and radio show host, will receive the 2,514th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Thursday. The ceremony will be held at 11:30 a.m. in front of the W Hollywood Hotel at 6262 Hollywood Blvd. [...]

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Los Angeles City Council Moves to Restrict E-Cigarette Sale

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e-cigarette

By ELIZABETH HSING-HUEI CHOU City News Service LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles City Council moved today to prevent the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors by expanding the city’s tobacco- vending laws to include the battery-powered smoking alternatives. The council voted 15-0 to approve an ordinance that requires [...]

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Residential murals

12/03/2013 3:58 pm0 comments
Chris Brown House.

Photo by Gary McCarthy

Don’t tell R-and-B singer Chris Brown, but the L-A City Council has tentatively relaxed its rules for residential murals … at least in some parts of the city. Murals … formerly banned on single-family homes across the city … will now be allowed as part of a pilot program in [...]

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