`Octomom’ Pleads Not Guilty to New Count in Welfare Fraud Case

03/11/2014 12:04 pm0 comments
Nadya Suleman leaving her Whittier home 2009.

Photo by Gary McCarthy

 LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Nadya Suleman, who gave birth to octuplets in 2009, pleaded not guilty today to the latest count against her in a welfare fraud case. The 38-year-old mother of 14 was charged Feb. 5 with a second count of aid by misrepresentation. Suleman — whose real [...]

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Lakers Food

03/10/2014 3:32 pm2 comments
Nick Young " Rice is nice"LA Food Bank.

Photos by Gary McCarthy

  LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles Lakers players Nick Young and Kent Bazemore leant a hand to Delta Air Lines flight attendants today to create custom food packages from donated goods at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. “I am not too far removed from a situation like this [...]

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Officer Fatality

03/07/2014 3:28 pm0 comments
Flowers placed at the Hollywood Police Station in memory of Nicholas C Lee .

Photo by Gary McCarthy

BEVERLY HILLS (CNS) – A veteran Los Angeles police training officer was killed today and a rookie officer just three months out of the academy was injured when their cruiser collided with a dump truck that may have lost its brakes in Beverly Hills. The crash near Robert Lane and [...]

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

03/04/2014 3:05 pm1 comment
Photo by Gary McCarthy

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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Stormy Weather LA

02/28/2014 12:27 pm2 comments
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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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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Sheriff Graduation

02/21/2014 2:15 pm0 comments
Photos by Gary McCarthy

Interim Los Angeles County Sheriff John Scott
will preside over a graduation ceremony for 48 members of the Sheriff's
Academy.

  LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Interim Los Angeles County Sheriff John Scott presided today over a graduation ceremony for 48 members of the sheriff’s academy. Scott, who was joined by Professor Patrick Hauser of East Los Angeles College, passed out diplomas to the members of Academy Class 397 in Monterey [...]

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UCLA study finds fault with entertainment diversity

02/19/2014 1:59 pm1 comment

    Independent Staff Report When it comes to influential positions in the entertainment industry, minorities and women are represented at rates far below what would be expected given their percentage of the general population, according to a new study done at UCLA’s Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American [...]

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Crossing guard sought at site where pedestrian was killed

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  From City News Service HOLLYWOOD — Traffic officers were out in force Feb. 12 near a middle school campus where a woman was fatally struck by a truck while crossing a street with her 9-year-old daughter. The girl was hospitalized for treatment of minor injuries, according to the Los [...]

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