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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Man gets two years in prison for stabbing

04/30/2014 4:36 pm0 comments

  From City News Service A two-year prison term was handed down last week for a homeless man who took part in an attack on a woman who was stabbed to death on Hollywood Boulevard after refusing to give a group of panhandlers any money for taking a photo of [...]

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Elephant Bullhooks “Times are changing”

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Elephant Bath outside Staples Center 2009 

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously today to ban the use of “bullhooks” and other types of goads and prods employed in wrangling elephants in circuses and other shows. Councilman Mitch O’Farrell previously called the use of bullhooks “cruel and inhumane.” Celebrities such as actress [...]

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Family of Man Mistakenly Killed by West Hollywood Deputies Files $25 Million Claim

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A shrine to  John Winkler - 933 Palm Avenue West Hollywood.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The family of an aspiring television producer who was mistakenly shot and killed by deputies sent to a West Hollywood apartment building to investigate an assault report filed a $25 million claim today against Los Angeles County. County officials had no immediate response to the claim, [...]

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Hollywood Shooting

04/29/2014 1:39 pm0 comments

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A man was fatally shot today at a 98 Cents Store on Hollywood Boulevard, police said. The man died at the scene of the shooting, which occurred about 12:10 p.m. in the 5000 block of Hollywood Boulevard, just east of Normandie Avenue, Los Angeles police Officer [...]

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