St. Patrick’s Day celebration

03/17/2014 4:25 pm0 comments
Irish eyes are smiling.

Photo by Gary McCarthy

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Thousand of revelers turned out for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Pershing Square today that will include a motorcycle and foot parade and a concert. The parade include the motorcycle group the L.A. Police Fire Hogs; the 20-member L.A. Police Emerald Society Bagpipe and Drum [...]

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AP’s Bob Thomas died at his Encino home today. He was 92.

03/14/2014 11:35 am0 comments
BobThomas

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Longtime Associated Press entertainment writer Bob Thomas died at his Encino home today. He was 92. Thomas covered 66 Oscar ceremonies and reported on generations of stars – - from Clark Gable to Tom Cruise, according to the Associated Press, which described him as a last [...]

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Los Angeles police Officer Nicholas Choung Lee Services.

03/12/2014 12:45 pm0 comments
Photo by Gary McCarthy

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A rosary service will be held tonight in memory of Los Angeles police Officer Nicholas Choung Lee, who was killed when his patrol car was struck by a dump truck in Beverly Hills. Lee, 40, died at the scene of the crash, which occurred around 8 [...]

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Ethiopians Sweep Los Angeles Marathon

03/11/2014 1:55 pm0 comments
The men leaders of the Los Angeles Marathon race through Silver Lake Junction Sunday in the 29th annual race. Gebo Burka of Ethiopia won the men's race.

Photos Michael Sandoval

  City News Service LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Amane Gobena resumed the success of African women at the Los Angeles Marathon today and earned a $50,000 bonus for being the first overall finisher, while fellow Ethiopian Gebo Burka was the men’s winner. And for the amateur runners, 88 degree afternoon temperatures and [...]

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

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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 pm0 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 pm0 comments
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 pm0 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 pm0 comments
Dalia Lama fans in line at the Forum in Inglewood.

Photo by Gary McCarthy

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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