Federal Shutdown

10/01/2013 4:52 pm2 comments

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A federal government shutdown sparked by a dispute over Obamacare raised the ire of some area politicians today, although the local impacts were so far relatively minor. Federal courts in the Central District of California — which has responsibility for all federal litigation in Los Angeles, [...]

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What do furs, the king of pop, and Bruce Lee have in common?

09/16/2013 4:15 pm2 comments
Jesse Jackson, Jr. personal items auction

  By CNN’s Bryan Koenig   (CNN) — In addition to a 30-month prison sentence, former Democrat Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. will now get to watch from afar as an auction sells off some items he forfeited when he pled guilty to misusing campaign funds. According to a release from [...]

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Mayor serves jury duty

09/13/2013 4:56 pm1 comment
Eric Garcetti

Photo by Gary McCarthy

  From City News Service Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti was released from jury duty after spending the day at the downtown criminal courts building without being impaneled for a trial Monday. Garcetti reported to the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center shortly after 9 a.m., according to Garcetti spokesman [...]

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Candidates announce plans to seek LaBonge seat

09/10/2013 3:56 pm2 comments
Tom LaBonge

Photo by Gary McCarthy

From City News Service City Councilman Tom LaBonge is termed out of office by the city’s term limits law in June 2015. But with the 2015 city election about 18 months away, the list of people hoping to take his place on the council is beginning to grow. Another city [...]

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Movie trailer: ‘The Unknown Known’

08/30/2013 5:34 pm2 comments
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Bounce TV to premiere MLK documentary to commemorate Washington march

08/24/2013 6:03 pm4 comments
Bounce TV to premiere MLK documentary to commemorate Washington march

By Olu Alemoru, Staff Writer Among this week’s 50th anniversary celebrations of the march on Washington, immortalized by Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, fledgling 24/7 African-American broadcast network Bounce TV has scored a coup with a 1970 documentary that has never been shown on television [...]

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Information meeting set on Obamacare

08/21/2013 5:55 pm3 comments

As California has led the way in implementing President Barack Obama’s administration’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, local officials have also been front and center on educating Angelenos about the provisions and resources in the new bill. The California Health Benefit Exchange Board, an independent five-member public entity that [...]

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Rainbow for Russia

12:32 pm4 comments
Rainbow flag flys under St Petersburgs sign at LA's Sister City Monument.

Photo By Gary McCarthy / Los Angeles Independent

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – City Council members and gay rights advocates unveiled a gay pride flag outside City Hall today to protest anti-gay laws enacted in Russia, including St. Petersburg, a sister city to Los Angeles. The council also unanimously approved a resolution urging the federal government to give asylum [...]

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City Hall customer service

07/24/2013 5:11 pm9 comments
Mayor Eric Garcetti

Photo Gary McCarthy

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Anyone wandering around lost at City Hall or in need of answers to city service questions or problems now have a friendly guide in the form of a help desk team set up today by Mayor Eric Garcetti. “The mayor’s help desk means that there is [...]

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06/19/2013 8:13 pm6 comments

By Olu Alemoru, Staff Writer With Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti’s official swearing in ceremony less than two weeks away on July 1, there seems to be mostly optimism amongst Black opinion makers that it will be a good thing for the South Los Angeles community. That keys into major inner-city concerns [...]

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