‘The Shield’ actor Michael Jace charged in wife’s shooting death

05/20/2014 3:58 pm0 comments
News crews line the street at Michael Jace House- 5400  block of Brynhurst Avenue .

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   By Alan Duke CNN   LOS ANGELES (CNN) — Michael Jace, who played a Los Angeles cop in TV’s “The Shield,” has been arrested in the fatal shooting of his wife, police said Tuesday. Police found April Jace, 40, shot to death in her south Los Angeles home Monday [...]

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It’s Green for the Purple line

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The Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration is
committing the $1.25 billion through a funding grant agreement with the Los
Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Mayor Eric Garcetti will join U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx in Washington, D.C., tomorrow to announce a $1.25 billion federal grant that will be used to help build a westward extension of the Metro Purple Line subway. The funds will go toward extending the line 3.9 [...]

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West Nile reported in Los Angeles County

05/16/2014 5:02 pm1 comment
This close-up view of a mosquito resting on human skin, shows the dark-scaled proboscis which has a broad median white band.

  LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A mosquito trapped in Sherman Oaks is the first this year in Los Angeles County found to be carrying West Nile virus, the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District reported today. The mosquito was collected in the 91403 ZIP code. “This is an unfortunate [...]

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Red Flag-Heat Records

05/14/2014 1:47 pm0 comments
Sun and Surf

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The National Weather Service is reporting the first of what will undoubtedly be a series of Southland temperature records on this scorching day. The NWS says a record high of 92 has been set at Los Angeles International Airport, breaking the old record of 87 set in 1967; and a [...]

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Magic Johnson Sterling Response

05/13/2014 1:46 pm0 comments
Magic Johnson

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  (CNN) — NBA legend Magic Johnson says he’s going to pray for Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, who slammed him in an interview with CNN. “My whole life is devoted to urban America. So, you know I just wish he knew the facts when he’s talking,” Johnson said [...]

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Bicycle ridership up in Los Angeles

05/12/2014 1:58 pm0 comments
Biking in Los Angeles

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The number of people bicycling in Los Angeles is up 7.5 percent since 2011, according to a report out today. The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition released the results of a six- hour bike count conducted over several days in September 2013. The count was done [...]

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LA Council Approves Streets Signs Honoring Fallen LAPD Officers

05/07/2014 4:50 pm0 comments
Mayor Eric Garcetti will 
 Chief Charlie Beck to honor 207 LAPD officers who have
died in the line of duty

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By ELIZABETH HSING-HUEI CHOU City News Service LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles City Council today approved the installation of street signs memorializing the more than 200 LAPD officers who have died in the line of duty. The council voted 14-0 to create and place the signs at the [...]

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Celebrities protest Beverly Hills Hotel

05/06/2014 5:14 pm0 comments
Among those speaking out: Jay Leno

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      From Ted Rowlands CNN   (CNN) — The Beverly Hills Hotel has been a haven for Hollywood’s elite since 1912 — two years before the City of Beverly Hills was even created. But now some stars are rushing for the exits. On Monday, a number of celebrities [...]

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Little Armenia Structure Fire

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Pedestrian navigates fire site at Santa Monica blvd and Westren ave.

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 LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A fire gutted a two-story commercial building in the Little Armenia area of Los Angeles today, but no one was hurt, authorities said. The fire in the 5400 block of West Santa Monica Boulevard was reported about 7:10 a.m., said Katherine Main of the Los [...]

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How not to celebrate Cinco de Mayo

05/05/2014 4:15 pm0 comments
The holiday isn't widely celebrated in Mexico; a scholar claims it was created in California

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  By Cindy Y. Rodriguez CNN   (CNN) — If you didn’t already know, Cinco de Mayo is a bigger deal in the United States than in Mexico. Here, this unofficial holiday is almost as popular as, oh, St. Patrick’s Day — which means it’s unfortunately become a drinking holiday. [...]

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