County shuts down comedian’s Starbucks’ prank

02/11/2014 3:59 pm0 comments
Photos by Gary McCarthy

It looked like a typical Starbucks shop when it opened in a Los Feliz strip mall Friday. Then people noticed the word ‘Dumb’ over the storefront sign, on the cups their coffee came in and on the caps the store was selling. Reality show star Nathan Fielder says his shop is a parody of Starbucks and thus not bound to honor the Starbucks trademark. The county Health Department closed the shop Monday for not having a health permit.

From City News Service A comedian known for a Comedy Central prank show came forward Monday as the owner of the Dumb Starbucks coffee shop in Los Feliz that attracted crowds of curious customers over the weekend, but shortly after he revealed his identity, his store was closed by the [...]

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Janes Addiction Star in Hollywood

10/30/2013 4:17 pm0 comments
Jane's Aqddiction

Photos by Gary McCarthy

HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – The influential alternative rock band Jane’s Addiction received the 2,509th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today. Drummers John Densmore of The Doors and Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters joined band members   , Eric Avery, Stephen Perkins and Dave Navarro at the ceremony in [...]

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When the Rain comes

10/09/2013 2:37 pm0 comments
LA Rainwalker taking the kids for a stroll.

Photo by Gary McCarthy

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Fall’s first rainstorm spread across droughty Southern California today. An upper-level low-pressure system swept south and east across the state, with light rain arriving in West Los Angeles about 9:30 a.m. National Weather Service forecasters predict that as much as a half-inch of rain could fall [...]

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Venice Beach hosts Labor Day Muscle Beach Championship

09/04/2013 3:05 pm0 comments
Backstage- Venice Beach Muscle Beach weightlifting championship

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    BY OLU ALEMORU STAFF WRITER VENICE — The 2013 Muscle Beach Championship attracted a large and enthusiastic Labor Day crowd and featured competitors from as far away as Italy and Nigeria. The all-day competition featured categories in bodybuilding, figure, men’s physique and bikini, amongst different age groups and [...]

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Jazz , Wine and Angel food.

06/12/2013 10:47 pm0 comments
Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance at Hollywood and highland.

 HOLLYWOOD – The Hollywood and Highland Center will celebrates the 10th annual Wine and Jazz Summer Concert Series, sponsored by KJazz radio station. The series will continue with a performance by the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance Septet. Proceeds from the wine bar will directly benefit nonprofit Project Angel Food. [...]

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