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Local Hiring

01/22/2014 4:41 pm0 comments
Karen Bass

Photo by Gary McCarthy

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles City Council voted today to support a congressional bill that would enable state and local transportation agencies to require contractors to hire locals. The council voted unanimously to back Democratic Rep. Karen Bass’ “Local Hire Act,” which would enable agencies, such as Metro, [...]

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SAG Awards-McConaughey

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Matthew McConaughey 

Photo by Marty Cotwright

  LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Backstage at the Screen Actors Guild tonight, best- actor winner Matthew McConaughey said his extreme weight loss for “Dallas Buyers Club” left him hungry in more than a physical sense. “In a very literal sense I was hungry … for knowledge, for research,” McConaughey said [...]

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(Guitar Center Drum-Off Winner Dawud Aasiya-Bey with host Stephen Perkins. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Guitar Center)

 Guitar Center to grant Aasiya-Bey with Career Altering Endorsement Deals, Gear and Cash in a Grand Prize Package Valued at Over $50,000   (January 21, 2014 - Los Angeles, CA) – Starting in August, over 5,000 drummers from across the country signed up to compete in Guitar Center’s 25th Annual Drum-Off. Five finalists were chosen out of the thousands [...]

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Shriver Announces Candidacy

01/21/2014 4:38 pm0 comments
Bobby Shriver

(CNS) – Former Santa Monica Mayor Bobby Shriver announced his candidacy for the Third District seat on the today, saying he wants to “shake things up. “I want to fix things. I want to shake things up at the county, to get it done, make it transparent,” Shriver said in [...]

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Broken Ground Metro Crenshaw

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Local and federal officials - Metro Groundbreaking

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  LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Local and federal officials broke ground today on a light rail line project that will connect the Expo and Green lines, crossing Leimert Park, Baldwin Hills and Inglewood. “Bringing light rail to this community will spur local economic development and make it easier than ever [...]

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20th anniversary of Northridge quake observed

01/17/2014 3:49 pm0 comments
Hollywood Boulevard Northridge Quake 1994

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  From City News Service It was 20 years ago Friday that Southern Californians were jolted out of their sleep by the magnitude-6.7 Northridge Earthquake. Several events were held to look back on the devastation, celebrate quake-technology advances in the years since and urge residents to be prepared for the [...]

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Whisky a Go Go – 50 years of music

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Photo by Gary Leonard

The Whisky a Go Go, a Sunset Boulevard landmark for years, is marking its 50th anniversary this year with a series of special concerts this month. The iconic band X returned to the Whisky to kick off the anniversary shows Jan. 10. Thursday, Robbie Krieger of the Doors and his [...]

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Activists say Obama’s NSA speech was not enough

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Pres. Barack Obama on NSA changes

    By Doug Gross CNN   (CNN) — In a development that should surprise absolutely no one, anti-NSA activists were quick Friday to say that President Barack Obama’s efforts to limit the agency’s spying activities didn’t go far enough. Leading up to a speech in which he outlined reforms [...]

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‘Octomom’ Nadya Suleman pleads not guilty to welfare charges

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Suleman says she was drugged when she consented to 12 embryos

  By Ashley Fantz and Alan Duke CNN   (CNN) — Octuplets mom Nadya Suleman pleaded not guilty Friday to welfare fraud charges relating to allegations that she did not report money that she earned as a topless dancer and adult film actress, according to the Los Angeles County District [...]

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Happy 92nd birthday Betty White!

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Betty White Wax Figure Unveiled

    By Lisa Respers France CNN   (CNN) — She really is our Golden Girl. Friday marks Betty White’s 92nd birthday and the actress continues to work and be beloved as “America’s grandmother.” The birthday wishes flowed in on Twitter, including from other celebs like Scandal star Josh Malina, [...]

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