Articles by: lawavestaff

2020 Commission “A Time For Truth”

01/08/2014 3:39 pm0 comments
40 percent of Angelenos living in
``what can only be called misery,''

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By ELIZABETH HSING-HUEI CHOU City News Service LOS ANGELES  - A 13-member citizen panel says in a report released today that Los Angeles “suffers from a crisis in leadership and direction,” with little being done to stem high poverty levels, unemployment, traffic congestion and a litany of other problems. The [...]

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Films nominated for the British Academy Film Awards announced

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Films nominated for the British Academy Film Awards announced

(CNN) — Acclaimed space drama “Gravity” leads the nominations for this year’s British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) with rival movies “12 Years a Slave” and “American Hustle” close on its heels. The three films will compete for the Best Film award, alongside “Captain Phillips” and “Philomena,” at the BAFTA red [...]

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‘Full House’ star says she’s ‘submissive’ to her husband

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Candace Cameron Bure has written a new book

By Lisa Respers France CNN   (CNN) — “Full House” star Candace Cameron Bure has written a book that is sure to get women talking — though perhaps not in the way she anticipated. “Balancing It All: My Story of Juggling Priorities and Purpose,” is all about her life as [...]

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Sheriff Lee Baca retirement announcement gets mixed reaction

01/07/2014 1:41 pm0 comments
Sheriff Lee Baca

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Reaction was decidedly mixed today to Sheriff Lee Baca’s retirement announcement, with some officials hailing his decades of public service but many activists saying his departure was necessary to improve the operation of the department and the jail system. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas said he spoke [...]

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KTLA Powder not hazardous

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KTLA-  5800 W. Sunset Blvd

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HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – Authorities today evacuated the mailroom at KTLA in Hollywood after the discovery of an envelope containing white powder, which turned out to be non-hazardous, police said. Police and fire department personnel were dispatched at 10:37 a.m. to the station at 5800 W. Sunset Blvd. The powder tested [...]

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Grim Sleeper Unfinished Pizza

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Memorial for victims of Grim Sleeper  2010

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By TERRI VERMEULEN KEITH City News Service LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The alleged “Grim Sleeper” testified today that he did not consent to the collection or testing of DNA evidence seized by an undercover detective posing as a bus boy at a pizza parlor, but a judge ruled the accused [...]

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Record year LA Tourism

01/06/2014 2:57 pm0 comments
42.2 Million People Visited Los Angeles in 2013

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A record 42.2 million people visited Los Angeles in 2013 — up nearly 2 percent from the number of visitors to the City of Angels the previous year, Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board officials announced today. People who traveled to Los Angeles from within the [...]

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DiCaprio answers ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ critics

01/03/2014 3:04 pm0 comments
Leonardo DiCaprio

  By Lisa Respers France CNN Leonardo DiCaprio has a message for those who think his latest film “The Wolf of Wall Street” glorifies greed or condones the actions of those who bilked investors out of money: you have “missed the boat entirely.” The actor gave an interview to HitFix [...]

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New laws tackle parking issues, toxic cleanup

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  By JAMES ZOLTAK City News Service Four new laws authored by Assemblyman , D-Burbank dealing with parking inequities, hit and run drivers, dog parks and toxic waste cleanup will take effect statewide on Jan. 1. One will allow motorists to park in spaces controlled by broken meters for the [...]

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Teenage superstars learn it’s hard to escape

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Justin Bieber

  By Breeanna Hare CNN After the year he’s had, no one could blame Justin Bieber if he really does want to retire. The 19-year-old has spent the past 12 months stuck in a public storm of negative press, bad decisions, ailments and misfires, all while trying to scrub off [...]

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