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New pet shop offers shelter dogs and cats for adoption

06/09/2014 2:57 pm0 comments
Megan Nichols holds her small dog Mocha that she purchased Saturday at Adopt & Shop on Sepulveda Boulevard.

Photo by Gary McCarthy.

  Independent Staff Report CULVER CITY — A new kind of pet store — one devoted to finding homes for dogs and cats rescued from animal shelters — opened here last Saturday Adopt & Shop combines pet adoption, philanthropy and retail service. It was developed by Dr. Gary and Alya [...]

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Army Corps of Engineers approves river plans

06/06/2014 4:44 pm0 comments
A group of kayakers paddles down the Los Angeles River Saturday, two days after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers backed city officials’ plans to restore an 11-mile stretch of the river to its original natural habitat.

Photo by Gary McCarthy

  From Wave Staff and Wire Reports Mayor Eric Garcetti and representatives of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced last week that the corps will urge Congress to approve a $1 billion plan to restore parts of the Los Angeles River, as advocated by local leaders. “We saw a [...]

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Proposed $2 billion sale of Los Angeles Clippers

06/04/2014 4:21 pm0 comments
Donald Sterling Protest at Staples Center

Photo by Gary McCarthy

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling will sign off on the proposed $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and will drop the lawsuit he filed against the NBA alleging he was forced being forced to unload the franchise, his attorney [...]

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Grammy Museum exhibit, book signings revive interest in the sounds of Laurel Canyon

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Rock drummer Johny Barbata, who played with the Turtles, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young and the Jefferson Airplane and Starship, has written a book about his life in those historic bands.

Photo courtesy of Johny Barbata

  By Don Wanlass Managing Editor The Grammy Museum at L.A. Live currently has an exhibit that captures a special era in the Los Angeles music scene. “California Dreamin’: The Sounds of Laurel Canyon, 1965-1977” captures 12 years of the Los Angeles rock scene that was a golden age, not [...]

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Rangers/ Kings to make mayors sing

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – As the New York Rangers and the Los Angeles Kings battle for the Stanley Cup, the mayors of the teams’ home cities today announced a wager in which the losing city’s mayor will sing an ode to his rival’s city on late night television. If the [...]

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WeHo Lost and Found

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WeHo Lost and Found

 WEST HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – A 79-year-old man last seen at a West Hollywood residence on Friday was found today and is OK, authorities said. Francisco Mazzola was last seen at a residence in the 8700 block of Shoreham Drive at 10 p.m. Friday, and authorities had sought public help [...]

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Posthumously , Singer Luther Vandross Hollywood Walk of Fame

06/03/2014 4:16 pm0 comments
Seveda Williams, and longtime friend Alfonso
``Fonzi'' Thornton accepted the star on behalf of Vandross' family.

Photo by Gary McCarthy

HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – Singer Luther Vandross posthumously received the 2,526th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, honoring the career of an artist who received 31 Grammy nominations, winning eight times, and who had eight rhythm-and-blues No. 1 albums and seven No. 1 singles. Grammy-winning guitarists Marcus Miller and [...]

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One more Buck at LA Zoo

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Los ángeles Zoo

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 LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles Zoo admission rates are going up by $1 next month, following City Council approval of the hike today. Adult admissions will become $19 on July 1, while rates for children aged 2 to 12 will rise to $14. Seniors rates, which apply to [...]

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Lupita Nyong’o joins ‘Star Wars’ cast

06/02/2014 4:47 pm0 comments
Lupita Nyong'o

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  By Lisa Respers France CNN (CNN) — It continues to be the year of Lupita Nyong’o. The Oscar-winning actress has joined the cast of “Star Wars: Episode VII,” it was announced on Monday. Also joining the J.J. Abrams-directed film cast is Gwendoline Christie, best known for her role as [...]

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L.A. Gun Buyback Event Collects Nearly 1,000 Guns

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LA's Gun Buyback Mayor Eric Garcetti holds a riffle at the Los Angeles Sports Arena. 

Photos by Gary McCarthy

LOS ANGELES (CNS) -  Almost 1,000 guns, including 31 assault weapons, were surrendered at Saturday’s gun buyback event that allowed people to turn in weapons in exchange for gift cards, Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Chief announced today. The city also collected 476 handguns, 273 rifles and 170 shotguns for a [...]

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