LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Southland elected officials mourned the death today of former South African President Nelson Mandela, but hailed him as global icon in the fight against oppression and inequality. “President Mandela’s struggle and sacrifice taught us that injustice and oppression must be extinguished no matter where it may [...]
LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles’ first elected Jewish mayor, joined city and local...
LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Mayor Eric Garcetti announced today he will put his U.S. Navy Reserve career on hold when...
By Olu Alemoru, Staff Writer It is set to become an instant Los Angeles landmark and the tallest edifice on the West...
LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles City Council went behind closed doors today to discuss threats of legal action by two medical marijuana dispensary operators who contend they should be allowed to remain open despite voters’ passage of Proposition D, which pared back the number of pot purveyors allowed [...]Read more ›
By Bill Mears CNN WASHINGTON — In a dramatic slap at federal authority, a divided Supreme Court Wednesday struck down a key part of congressional law that denies to legally married same-sex couples the same benefits provided to heterosexual spouses. The Defense of Marriage Act defines marriage as only between [...]Read more ›
HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – Jerry Bruckheimer — the man behind such blockbusters as “Top Gun,” “Beverly Hills Cop” and the “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “National Treasure” franchises — received the 2,501st star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, honoring a producer whose films have generated more than $16 billion [...]Read more ›
By Olu Alemoru, Staff Writer The 35th Playboy Jazz Festival played to near capacity audiences Saturday and Sunday with more than 35,000 attending the event at the Hollywood Bowl. Comedian George Lopez made his debut as Master of Ceremonies, taking up the baton from Bill Cosby after his legendary 30-year [...]Read more ›
The re-opening of the rehabilitated Echo Park Lake, the site of an annual lotus blossom festival and dragon boat race is a sight to behold. A new energy surounds the $45-million, two-year renovation with angeleno’s from all walks of the city. In 2006, Echo Park Lake was identified by the State of [...]Read more ›
City Councilman Tom LaBonge is holding a series of bicycle rides through the streets of Los Angeles on Wednesday evenings. He began the series, dubbed Tour LaBonge, this past Wednesday evening with a ride that started at City Hall. “There’s no greater place to enjoy the summer outdoors than in [...]Read more ›