Lakers Introduce Byron Scott as Coach

07/29/2014 2:08 pm1 comment
Magic Johnson welcomes Byron Scott as Lakers new head coach.

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EL SEGUNDO (CNS) - Byron Scott was introduced today as the Los Angeles , returning to the team he played with for 11 seasons, including as the starting shooting guard on three NBA championship teams in the 1980s. “We know we have some work ahead of us, but I’m excited,” Scott said [...]

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Ferraro Soccer Fields $10.5 million renovation

07/28/2014 2:47 pm0 comments
There are going to be literally hundreds more, maybe thousands more
young people who are going to have the opportunity not only to learn to play

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) -  A $10.5 million renovation of the Ferraro Fields soccer complex in will triple the number of players able to use the athletic facility, city officials announced today. The planned renovations include new synthetic turf, updated lighting and improved parking. Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge said he [...]

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D.A.’s Office Warns Against Leaving Pets in Vehicles During Hot Summer Months

07/25/2014 4:22 pm0 comments
High heat and Pets 

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 LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles County prosecutors warned pet owners today that it is against the law to leave pets inside vehicles on hot summer days, noting that criminal charges have been filed against two people who allegedly left dogs unattended inside cars. “Leave your pet at home [...]

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Pine tree dedicated to Beatle is laid low — by beetles

07/23/2014 2:48 pm0 comments
L.A. City Councilman Tom LaBonge where the tree dedicated to the memory of Beatle George Harrison stood for more than a decade.

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CNN LOS ANGELES (CNN) — A tree dedicated to the memory of Beatle George Harrison, whose solo career included the hit “What is Life,” has met a grisly end to its life from the jaws of voracious bark beetles. A pine stump now lies a few feet from a plaque [...]

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James Garner died of natural causes at his Brentwood home He was 86

07/21/2014 4:28 pm0 comments
James Garner

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Actor James Garner, star of such classic television shows as “The Rockford Files” and “Maverick,” and movies including “The Notebook” and “Grand Prix,” died of natural causes at his Brentwood home He was 86. Paramedics were dispatched to his house at 7:57 p.m. Saturday, said Brian [...]

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Mandela Day LA

07/18/2014 3:03 pm0 comments
Nelson Mandela Day in the Los Angeles and the 25th anniversary
of the toppling of the Berlin Wall. Officials will  unveiled a portrait of
Mandela on the Berlin Wall Monument painted by local muralist Kent Twitchell.
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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles City Council members declared today Nelson Mandela Day to honor the late South African president and human rights activist on what would have been his 96th birthday. During a ceremony at Los Angeles’ Berlin Wall Monument, Councilman Tom LaBonge helped unveil a portrait of [...]

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