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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 pm4 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!

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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

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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

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Police tape in front of the Joseph Gatto home.

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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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Grand Challenge

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles region would be powered exclusively by renewable energy and get water from local sources under ambitious goals that UCLA researchers said today they hope to accomplish by the year 2050. More than 70 faculty and staff from departments and institutes campus- wide will [...]

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Jason George stars in ‘provocative’ new production of ’12 Angry Men’

11/13/2013 8:31 pm0 comments
Jason George stars in ‘provocative’ new production of ’12 Angry Men’

By Olu Alemoru, Staff Writer Give or take a couple of lines The Pasadena Playhouse’s staging of the American theatre classic, “12 Angry Men,” sticks faithfully to playwright Reginald Rose’s thought-provoking courtroom treatise. But the play, a taut drama about how one skeptical juror seeks to win over his 11 [...]

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Filmmaker Malcolm D. Lee happy to return with ‘Best Man Holiday’

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Filmmaker Malcolm D. Lee happy to return with ‘Best Man Holiday’

By Olu Alemoru, Staff Writer In a banner year for black movies — including “The Butler,” “Fruitvale” and “12 Years A Slave” — and television with Kerry Washington’s electrifying portrayal of Olivia Pope in “Scandal,” the streak continues with a highly anticipated romantic comedy sequel. “The Best Man Holiday,” a [...]

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