Medical Marijuana-threats of legal action

07/31/2013 1:58 pm0 comments
Henry Hemp

Photo By Gaty McCarthy / Los Angeles Independent

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 [...]

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No more HATE8 in Califorina

06/28/2013 3:30 pm0 comments
Photo by Gary McCarthy
Thousands of people gathered at the intersection of Santa Monica and San Vicente boulevards Wednesday evening to celebrate the U.S. Supreme Court rulings that spelled the end of the federal Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8 in California.

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 [...]

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Bruckheimer, “Where is the bloody rum?”

06/24/2013 2:21 pm0 comments
Jerry Bruckheimer holding  Walk of fame star number 2501

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 [...]

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India, Lopez and Sheila E. rock out the Bowl for Playboy Jazz 35

06/19/2013 1:29 pm0 comments
India, Lopez and Sheila E. rock out the Bowl for Playboy Jazz 35

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 [...]

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Lotus Land rebuilt , reborn and reenergized!

06/18/2013 1:59 pm2 comments
"the Lady of the Lake" Echo Park.

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 [...]

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“Roll Me Away”

06/14/2013 11:14 pm0 comments
Photo by Gary McCarthy
Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge rides past the fountain in Griffith Park Wednesday on one of his summer bicycle rides through his district. Next Wednesday’s ride will be through Sherman Oaks, starting at Fire Station 88 on Sepulveda Boulevard.

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 [...]

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