Articles by: lawavestaff

No Smokey E-Cigarette `Vaping’ at Bars, Clubs, Restaurants and Some Public Places

03/04/2014 3:05 pm1 comment
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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles City Council today moved to ban e- cigarette use, often called “vaping,” inside bars, nightclubs, restaurants and other public areas where tobacco smoking is restricted. The council voted 14-0 to approve the ordinance that prohibits vaping at farmers’ markets, parks, recreational areas, beaches, [...]

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National Grammar Day is celebrated on March 4

03/03/2014 4:37 pm1 comment
National Grammar Day is celebrated on March 4

  By Christina Zdanowicz CNN   (CNN) — Going to a restaurant is supposed to be a relaxing experience. But for Katherine Dillinger, there was one thing that was guaranteed to stress her out: Seeing “Caesar salad” misspelled on the menu. “It would just drive me ballistic,” Dillinger said. After [...]

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Matthew McConaughey is having a moment thanks to “Dallas Buyers Club”

02/28/2014 1:31 pm0 comments
Matthew McConaughey at the SAG Awards

  By Lisa Respers France CNN   (CNN) — Matthew McConaughey is having one hell of a year. From almost stealing “The Wolf of Wall Street” despite being on the screen for only a few moments, to the critical acclaim and awards he’s racking up for his turn in “Dallas [...]

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Coroner: Philip Seymour Hoffman died of acute mixed drug intoxication

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Philip Seymour Hoffman mourned at private funeral

  By Ray Sanchez CNN   (CNN) — Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found dead February 2 on the bathroom floor of his New York apartment with a syringe in his left arm, died of acute mixed drug intoxication, including heroin, cocaine, benzodiazepines and amphetamine, the New York medical [...]

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Stormy Weather LA

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Puddle Jumpers/ Sunset Boulevard.

LOS ANGELES Heavy rain was falling amid high winds this morning, and even more severe weather was expected before the storm clears out. In the meantime, the powerful Pacific low-pressure system — the region’s strongest storm in about three years — will move slowly through the region through Sunday, National [...]

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Dalai Lama “Compassion, tolerance and forgiveness”

02/26/2014 4:00 pm1 comment
Dalia Lama fans in line at the Forum in Inglewood.

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Los Angeles Independent Wire Service INGLEWOOD  - Speaking on social responsibility to a sellout crowd at the Forum, the 14th Dalai Lama said today there is a global need for more compassion, tolerance and forgiveness. “Whether you accept religion or not, is up to (the) individual,” the Dalai Lama, the [...]

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No respect: Why the Oscars ignore films about young people

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"The Way, Way Back" (2013): A touching, witty new take on "How I Spent My Summer Vacation," the film stars Liam James, left, as a 14-year-old who joins his mother (Toni Collette) and her unbearable boyfriend (Steve Carell) and his daughter at a beach resort town. Duncan survives by striking up an unexpected friendship with water park manager Owen (Sam Rockwell). AnnaSophia Robb, right, as a next-door neighbor, also wins his affection.

  By John Hanlon Special to CNN   (CNN) — When people talk about the cinematic geniuses of the 1980s, one name invariably comes up — John Hughes. For young people growing up then and even today, the writer-director’s name conjures up memories of unforgettable films. From “Sixteen Candles” (1984) [...]

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Academy Awards show results in detour signs

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As workers prepare for Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony, tourists walking along Hollywood Boulevard are taking pictures of the preparations while avoiding the streets and sidewalks that have been closed to allow for the preparations.

  From City News Service HOLLYWOOD — Motorists here are already seeing detour signs on city streets in advance of Sunday’s 86th Academy Awards ceremony. Some alleys, sidewalks and curb lanes have been closed near Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue since Sunday or Monday. Hollywood Boulevard is closed between Orange [...]

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The actor says this is no prank, unless his wife is kidding

02/25/2014 3:09 pm1 comment
Jimmy Kimmel, wife Molly are expecting


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By Breeanna Hare CNN   (CNN) — We’re a little suspicious of Jimmy Kimmel now thanks to his numerous hoaxes, but he wouldn’t joke about a baby, right? On a pre-taped episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” ABC’s host of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” revealed that he and his wife of [...]

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Alec Baldwin says goodbye to ‘public life’

02/24/2014 4:17 pm1 comment
Alec Baldwin on Red Carpet at SAG Awards

  By Breeanna Hare CNN   (CNN) — Alec Baldwin is still an actor. He’s just no longer in show business. As his one-time “Orphans” co-star, Shia LaBeouf, did last winter, Baldwin has given a public statement that he’s ready to retire from public life. He does so in an [...]

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