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New laws tackle parking issues, toxic cleanup

01/03/2014 2:56 pm0 comments
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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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More than 2,200 arrested in county DUI crackdown

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  From City News Service Drunken and drugged driving arrests during a countywide holiday crackdown totaled 2,268 through midnight Wednesday, up from 2,168 last year during the same time period, officials said. The crackdown by officers with the Avoid the 100 law enforcement task force started Dec. 13 and ran [...]

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MARINA DEL REY (CNS) – A small earthquake shook some buildings in West Los Angeles and along the coast today, but there were no reports of any damage or injuries. The magnitude-3.0 quake struck at 11:48 a.m. just northwest of Marina del Rey and two miles southeast of Santa Monica, [...]

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125th Tournament of Roses Parade

01/02/2014 2:58 pm0 comments
Vin Sculy parade's grand marshal

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PASADENA (CNS) – All the world loves a parade, and the eyes of the world were on the 125th Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena   , which kicked off under sunny skies, almost-50 degree temperatures, and a precision flyby of six Air Force Thunderbirds jets. Parade grand marshal Vin [...]

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Rose Parade Boycott

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Aubrey Loots & Danny Leclair to Marry in 2014 Rose Parade.

 PASADENA (CNS) – The head of a Sacramento-based group is calling for a boycott of the because two men will be married aboard the AIDS Healthcare Foundation float. Randy Thomasson, who heads, said “parents and grandparents” were appalled at what he called a “political stunt forced upon children [...]

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Los Angeles Yearender-City Hall

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Los Angeles
is said to be the largest city in the country to ban plastic bags.

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Yearender-City Hall By ELIZABETH HSING-HUEI CHOU City News Service LOS ANGELES (CNS) – It was a year of transitions at Los Angeles City Hall in 2013, highlighted by a pair of major elections that saw seven new City Council members take office and a councilman move into the mayor’s chair. [...]

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The stories of Johnny Cash

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Johnny Cash

  By Todd Leopold CNN (CNN) — Johnny Cash was, at heart, a storyteller. In that dramatic, Old Testament voice, he sang songs — about prisons, about trains, about loneliness and hurt and truth — and made them his own, sounding as if he’d lived them himself. “Folsom Prison Blues,” [...]

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Katherine Jackson

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Katherine Jackson sits with her Michael Jackson's children during the memorial services for pop star Michael Jackson in Los Angeles


Katherine Jackson Attorneys Brian Panish, Deborah Chang and Kevin Boyle, for the plaintiffs can be reached at (310) 477-1700. Marvin Putnam, Jessica Stebbins Bina and Kathryn Cahan for AEG Live, (310) 553-6700. By BILL HETHERMAN City News Service LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A memo written by an attorney for Katherine [...]

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Coach Eavesdropping

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A 32-year-old Hollywood man who allegedly made prank phone calls to well-known athletic coaches, leading them to believe they were being offered jobs with professional and college teams, pleaded not guilty today to a felony count of eavesdropping. Lawyers representingCoach Eavesdropping said outside court that their [...]

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