Articles by: lawavestaff

Metro Red Line Death

11/26/2013 12:02 pm1 comment
Metro Police close off Hollywood and Vine Metro Station

Photo by Gary McCarthy

HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – A man was struck and killed by a Metro Red Line train in Hollywood today, authorities said. Paramedics were sent to the 6200 block of Hollywood Boulevard, near Vine Street, about 5:30 a.m., said Katherine Main of the Los Angeles Fire Department. The man died at the [...]

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Carol Burnett is hotter than ever

11/25/2013 6:36 pm4 comments
Carol Burnett

  By Matthew Carey CNN   (CNN) — It’s been more than 35 years since “The Carol Burnett Show” left the air, but a new generation of fans is discovering it, courtesy of YouTube. Countless clips are posted on the website, and that seems just fine with Burnett. “I’m getting [...]

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Jennifer Lawrence sizzles in ‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’

11/22/2013 11:07 am1 comment
Jennifer Lawrence sizzles in ‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’

By Olu Alemoru, Staff Writer What a difference a year makes? Jennifer Lawrence, Hollywood’s biggest young star of the moment, has an Oscar and fetching pixie cut as she reprises her role as Katniss Everdeen in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” The shiny acting bauble is hers to keep, but [...]

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Hello Auto – L.A. Auto Show, Nov. 22 — Dec. 1.

11/20/2013 3:37 pm4 comments
The Porsche 918 Spyder is a mid-engined sports plug-in hybrid

Photo by Gary McCarthy

By Olu Alemoru, Staff Writer Cue the dry ice and the heart-pounding music. A ripple of oohs and aahs greeted the unveiling of some of the latest high performance models at the 2013 L.A. Auto Show, Nov. 22 — Dec. 1. A total of 56 debuts will be un-wrapped at [...]

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Holiday Bargains

11/19/2013 3:31 pm0 comments
Holiday Bargains

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Holiday shoppers should check their receipts to make sure they get the bargains they’re shopping for, county officials warned today. With sales and price breaks lasting just a day or a few hours and a host of special discounts and membership deals available during the frenzied [...]

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Plastic bag ban Los Angeles

11/18/2013 2:36 pm1 comment
Paul Koretz  cleans up plastic bag from the south steps of Los Angeles city hall.

Photo by Gary McCarthy

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles city officials today announced an effort to educate Angelenos on the plastic bag ban going into effect at large grocery and drug stores on Jan. 1, and at smaller, mom-and-pop stores six months later. As part of the campaign, stores will display placards warning [...]

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West Hollywood Council to consider preserving Tower Records

11/15/2013 5:12 pm3 comments
Tower Records

    Independent Staff Report   WEST HOLLYWOOD — The City Council here is expected to hear an appeal Monday night on whether the former Tower Records store on should be historically preserved. The city’s Historic Preservation Commission in April voted not to recommend preserving the building at Sunset and [...]

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Batkid’s heroic, heartwarming, real-life adventure!

3:45 pm1 comment
Batkid’s heroic, heartwarming, real-life adventure!

    By Jonathan Anker HLNtv.com   (CNN) — The Batmobile is full of amazing gadgets. On Friday, it was outfitted with its best yet: A booster seat. How else is Gotham’s bravest superhero supposed to get around town? Five-year-old Miles Scott hopped into the ultimate crime-fighting machine in San [...]

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Alec Baldwin apologizes for anti-gay slur

3:39 pm2 comments
Alec Baldwin having a rough week

By Lisa Respers France CNN   (CNN) — It’s been a rough week for Alec Baldwin. Not only did he give very emotional testimony against an accused stalker, but he then raised the ire of GLAAD after using an anti-gay slur he didn’t realize was one. According to TMZ, the [...]

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Gatto Murder

1:26 pm1 comment
Police tape in front of the Joseph Gatto home.

Photo by Gary McCarthy

SILVER LAKE (CNS) – An“aggressive” investigation was under way today into the killing of Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s 78-year-old father, who was shot during an apparent home-invasion robbery in Silver Lake. The body of Joseph Gatto was found by his daughter around 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, slumped over a stool at his [...]

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