Recored Arrest leads to CHP Impromptu meeting

07/07/2014 4:09 pm0 comments
Pastor William Smart voices concerns to Deputy Commissioner Ramona Prieto .
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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A group of civil rights activists held an impromptu meeting with the deputy commissioner of the California Highway Patrol near downtown Los Angeles today as they continued pressing for answers about a recording that showed an officer repeatedly punching a woman along the Santa Monica (10) [...]

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Five-time Oscar nominee Paul Mazursky dies

07/02/2014 2:00 pm0 comments
Paul Mazursky 

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  From City News Service Funeral services are pending for five-time Oscar nominee Paul Mazursky, who wrote and directed films such as “Harry and Tonto,” “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice” and “An Unmarried Woman.” Mazursky, 84, died Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center of pulmonary cardiac arrest, family  spokeswoman [...]

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Guitartown artist call deadline is Monday

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Slash and Ozzy Osbourne Guitar Town 2011

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  Independent Staff Report WEST HOLLYWOOD — To celebrate the qualities of the Sunset Strip, the city of West Hollywood, the Sunset Strip Business Association, Visit West Hollywood, and are launching phase four of the Guitartown Project, a public art installation project on the Sunset Strip featuring 10-foot-high fiberglass guitar [...]

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Newcombe to Throw Ceremonial First Pitch at Dodger Game

07/01/2014 11:53 am0 comments
Don Newcombe

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By STEVEN HERBERT City News Service LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Don Newcombe will throw a ceremonial first pitch before the Los Angeles Dodgers interleague game against the Cleveland Indians tonight at Dodger Stadium. The first pitch toss to Dodger reliever Kenley Jansen coincides with the first 40,000 fans receiving a [...]

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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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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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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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Thousands Fete Kings Championship

06/16/2014 3:46 pm0 comments
Los Angeles Kings Stanley Cup victory parade .

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Thousands of Los Angeles Kings fans lined Figueroa Street today to get a glimpse of the Stanley Cup champions — and the Stanley Cup itself — during a celebrating the team’s second NHL title in the past three seasons. Kings players and their families — along [...]

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