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

04/30/2014 1:12 pm0 comments
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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Wesson calls for an independent review of Sterling’s employee treatment

04/28/2014 12:38 pm0 comments
Los Angeles Council President Herb Wesson

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Saying the public’s trust in the NBA has been eroded by racist remarks allegedly voiced by Clippers owner Donald Sterling, the president of the Los Angeles City Council called today for an independent review of Sterling’s treatment of his employees. Council President Herb Wesson urged NBA [...]

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Renters Day

04/23/2014 3:06 pm0 comments
Gil Cedillo

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Renters’ advocates converged on Los Angeles City Hall today to call attention to what they call a scarcity of affordable housing in the city. Maria Gomez, a long-time renter in South Los Angeles, urged the City Council to invest in housing that is within the reach [...]

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John D’Amico installed as West Hollywood mayor

04/22/2014 4:23 pm0 comments
New West Hollywood Mayor John D’Amico presents a plaque to outgoing Mayor Abbe Land during the City Council’s annual reorganization ceremony Monday night at Plummer Park.
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  Independent Staff Report WEST HOLLYWOOD — City Councilman John D’Amico was installed as mayor of the city during a ceremony Monday evening on the Vista Lawn in   “With new leadership comes new ideas and new directions,” D’Amico said. “While serving as mayor, I plan to focus on the city’s [...]

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Good Friday Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

04/18/2014 4:10 pm0 comments
Archbishop Gomez To Celebrating Good Friday Liturgy

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Archbishop Jose H. Gomez l celebrated the Good Friday liturgy at noon Friday at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. In the simplest liturgy of the church year, the account of the Passion and Death of Christ is proclaimed from the Gospel of John. [...]

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Hollywood Sign Shuttle to Operate May 3 until July

04/16/2014 4:09 pm0 comments
Hollywood Sign

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – People interested in getting a closer look at the iconic Hollywood sign and taking in a panoramic view of Los Angeles will be able to catch a $7 shuttle on summer weekends starting next month. The city’s Recreation and Parks Department will offer the service every [...]

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Does the Bible predict the ‘blood moon’?

04/14/2014 5:24 pm1 comment
Tuesday, April 15, 2014, will bring a spectacle in the night sky worth staying up for when the moon turns a burnt reddish orange. The moon will begin to change color at about 1:58 a.m. ET Tuesday as it starts to slide into the Earth's shadow until it becomes a "blood moon" at 3:07 ET, NASA says. The best part of the show, the total eclipse portion, will last through 4:24 a.m. ET.

    By CNN   Opinion by Kenneth L. Waters Sr., special to CNN (CNN) — Are the End Times finally at hand? To some Christians, the answer will be as clear as the moon in the sky. Monday night will host a rare celestial event: a “ ,” which occurs when [...]

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Station Shooting

04/08/2014 2:47 pm0 comments
Station Shooting

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A police officer who was shot multiple times in a gun battle inside the lobby of the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Traffic Division was hospitalized in good condition today, and police said they found a large cache of ammunition and weapons inside the shooting suspect’s [...]

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“equity now” Los Angeles School Funding Protest

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Students  wanting ``equity now''  

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School Funding LOS ANGELES (CNS) – More than 100 education activists today demanded “equity now” for students in criticizing the Los Angeles Unified School District’s recently released budget as not providing enough detail on how it will meet the needs of low-income students and English learners. The protesters, which included [...]

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