Two Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murdering Marijuana Clinic Employee

01/10/2014 1:08 pm0 comments
Two Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murdering Marijuana Clinic Employee

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Two men convicted of the execution-style shooting of a medical marijuana clinic employee and the wounding of a security guard after a robbery in Echo Park about 3 1/2 years ago were sentenced today to life in prison without parole. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Stephen [...]

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2020 Commission “A Time For Truth”

01/08/2014 3:39 pm0 comments
40 percent of Angelenos living in
``what can only be called misery,''

Photos By Gary McCarthy

By ELIZABETH HSING-HUEI CHOU City News Service LOS ANGELES  - A 13-member citizen panel says in a report released today that Los Angeles “suffers from a crisis in leadership and direction,” with little being done to stem high poverty levels, unemployment, traffic congestion and a litany of other problems. The [...]

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Sheriff Lee Baca retirement announcement gets mixed reaction

01/07/2014 1:41 pm0 comments
Sheriff Lee Baca

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Reaction was decidedly mixed today to Sheriff Lee Baca’s retirement announcement, with some officials hailing his decades of public service but many activists saying his departure was necessary to improve the operation of the department and the jail system. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas said he spoke [...]

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KTLA Powder not hazardous

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KTLA-  5800 W. Sunset Blvd

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HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – Authorities today evacuated the mailroom at KTLA in Hollywood after the discovery of an envelope containing white powder, which turned out to be non-hazardous, police said. Police and fire department personnel were dispatched at 10:37 a.m. to the station at 5800 W. Sunset Blvd. The powder tested [...]

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Grim Sleeper Unfinished Pizza

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Memorial for victims of Grim Sleeper  2010

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By TERRI VERMEULEN KEITH City News Service LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The alleged “Grim Sleeper” testified today that he did not consent to the collection or testing of DNA evidence seized by an undercover detective posing as a bus boy at a pizza parlor, but a judge ruled the accused [...]

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Record year LA Tourism

01/06/2014 2:57 pm0 comments
42.2 Million People Visited Los Angeles in 2013

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A record 42.2 million people visited Los Angeles in 2013 — up nearly 2 percent from the number of visitors to the City of Angels the previous year, Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board officials announced today. People who traveled to Los Angeles from within the [...]

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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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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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Quake

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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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Rose Parade Boycott

12/30/2013 2:39 pm0 comments
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 SaveCalifornia.com, said “parents and grandparents” were appalled at what he called a “political stunt forced upon children [...]

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