Articles by: lawavestaff

Plastic Bags

06/27/2014 4:49 pm0 comments
Ban on Plastic bags expands this Tuesday.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles’ ban on plastic grocery bags will expand to smaller grocery stores starting Tuesday. The single-use plastic bag ban went into effect in January for supermarkets such as Ralphs and Vons, drug stores like CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens and some convenience marts such as [...]

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Court strikes down law banning people from living in vehicles

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Chuck Leopold has lived in his VW Van for the past 26 years.

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From City News Service One day after an appeals court panel struck down Los Angeles’ law banning people from living in vehicles, a City Council member said Friday he is hopeful a new ordinance can be crafted that will address the issue without “criminalizing” homeless people. “We don’t want to [...]

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“Transformers: Age of Extinction” isn’t winning fans among critics

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Transformers: Age of Extinction': What's the verdict?

  ‘ By Breeanna Hare CNN   (CNN) — “Transformers: Age of Extinction” is being called so bad, it hurts. “Hello, police? I’d like to report an assault,” begins The Seattle Times review. “Down at the MegaGigaGrandePlex, and it’s still going on. Come quick! I barely escaped with my life. [...]

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Fans Worldwide Mark 5th Anniversary of Jackson’s Death

06/25/2014 4:58 pm0 comments
Heaps of flowers were piled outside the mausoleum where
Michael Jackson is interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park-Glendale today.

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Watch the Video .http://http://youtu.be/bDSvG6Aacw4   GLENDALE (CNS) – Heaps of flowers were piled outside the mausoleum where Michael Jackson is interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park-Glendale today, as fans worldwide marked the fifth anniversary of the singer’s death due to an overdose of a powerful anesthetic he used to battle [...]

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Jane’s Addiction to headline Sunset Strip festival

06/24/2014 4:39 pm0 comments
Jane’s Addiction, shown receiving their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame last fall, will headline this year’s Sunset Strip Music Festival Sept. 20 and 21.

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Independent Staff Report WEST HOLLYWOOD — This year’s annual Sunset Strip Music Festival has been scheduled for Sept. 20 and 21 on the famed Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. Nederlander Concerts and Sunset Strip Music Festival organizers have announced the 2014 lineup, which includes legendary alternative rock band Jane’s Addiction [...]

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Linkin Park inducted into Guitar Center RockWalk

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Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington answers questions from the media while his bandmates look on after the band was inducted into the Guitar Center RockWalk June 18.

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Independent Staff Writer The band Linkin Park was inducted into the Guitar Center RockWalk June 18 at the music store’s Sumnset Boulevard location. The ceremony was held the day after the ban released its latest album, “The Hunting Party.” The California-based sextet made history with a unique electronic, rock and [...]

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Brown Immigration

06/23/2014 2:29 pm0 comments
Gov. Jerry Brown , Gracias.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Although hope is fading that Congress will overhaul the nation’s immigration system, Gov. Jerry Brown told supporters in Los Angeles  that California’s progressive laws on the topic can spread east and influence the rest of the nation. Brown — joined by members of the California Latino [...]

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Pump Dump

06/18/2014 4:29 pm0 comments
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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Local transit officials want residents to ditch their cars tomorrow and instead jump on a bus, train or other mass transit option in recognition of National Dump the Pump Day. “Every day, Metro puts 2,000 buses on our streets and trains on 88 miles of light [...]

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Eric and the F- Bomb

06/17/2014 5:19 pm0 comments
Eric Garcetti addresses Crenshaw Chamber 

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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koWGD_Q0m1U CRENSHAW DISTRICT — A large contingent of television media made its way to the Crenshaw Chamber of Commerce luncheon Tuesday at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza to hear Mayor Eric Garcetti address the chamber. It was the first time a Los Angelesmayor had addressed the local chamber but the media [...]

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800 potentially illegal medical marijuana dispensaries

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Medical marijuana up in smoke.

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From City News Service A list of more than 800 potentially illegal medical marijuana dispensaries was not shared with the Los Angeles Police Department and other officials responsible for shutting down such shops, city officials said during a Los Angeles City Council committee meeting Monday. The city Office of Finance [...]

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