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  • HBO blows lid off of Scientology; Cruise, Travolta should stay off Twitter for a while!

    03/30/2015 8:38:19 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 64 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 3/30/15 | Steve Berman
    HBO caused a major stir on social media with Sunday night’s broadcast of “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief,” a blistering documentary about the Church of Scientology and its celebrity devotees. People Magazine published a teaser for the film Sunday, which was first screened in January at the Sundance Film Festival. Sensational in content but not in tone, Going Clear has been making headlines since its first screening at Sundance in January. It has also upset that secretive, combative and often embattled Church, which in a lengthy statement attacked the film as “insidious religious persecution by bullies toting...
  • Liberal Professor: If You Understand Economics, You're Likely to be a Bad Person

    03/29/2015 9:37:16 AM PDT · by rightistight · 61 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/29/15 | Aurelius
    According to Lisa Wade, a professor at Occidental College in Los Angeles, if you have an understandings of Economics, you are likely a bad person. That was her finding in an article she published this week, titled "ARE ECONOMICS MAJORS ANTI-SOCIAL?" The first word in the piece was simply, "Yep." Dr. Wade writes that if you have taken classes on Economics, you "are less likely to share, less generous to the needy, and more likely to cheat, lie, and steal." She largely bases her belief on a study from 2010. In the study, students were asked if they would like...
  • Los Angeles train hits car on tracks and derails, 21 hurt

    03/28/2015 1:01:53 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 22 replies
    KFGO ^ | March 28, 2015
    At least 21 people were hurt, two of them seriously, on Saturday when a Los Angeles commuter train struck a car that was crossing the tracks and derailed into a street near the University of Southern California campus. A silver Hyundai Sonata was left crumpled and unrecognizable following the collision, according to a Reuters witness. The lead train car jumped the tracks, crashing through a metal fence and across a grass-covered median before coming to rest in the middle of Exposition Boulevard. One person on the Metrolink train suffered serious injuries, the Los Angeles Fire Department said, and a person...
  • Los Angeles' City Council Cannot Understand Why Its Nanny State Zoning Change Miserably Failed

    03/28/2015 10:47:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2015 | Michael Hausam
    Celebrate with me the recent lesson learned by the city council of Los Angeles after a 7-years-long experiment in nanny statism that ended in utter failure. A public health report released in early 2007 showed that South Los Angeles residents were significantly more obese than those in the remainder of the city, including adults and children, and the data showed a dramatic increase from a similar report from a decade earlier. Furthermore, occurrence of obesity-related illness, such as diabetes, was more present in the area and also showed an increase. The city council decided that something needed to be done....
  • Is NYC’s new gunshot detection system recording private conversations?

    As Tyrone Lyles lay dying from a gunshot wound on an East Oakland street in 2007, he let out a few last words that would ultimately help authorities convict his killer. “Why you done me like that, Ar?” he pleaded. “Ar, why you do me like that, dude?” The exchange, which was used in court, was recorded by ShotSpotter, a gunshot detection system that has been installed in over 90 cities across the country. By placing a series of microphones around high-crime neighborhoods, the system is able to pinpoint the location of where a gunshot took place with surprising accuracy,...
  • Machete Man, Make Me a Taco: Danny Trejo To Open Restaurant

    03/26/2015 10:24:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Los Angeles residents can now dine from the hands of the "Machete" man himself. Our friends at Flama report that Danny Trejo, the actor known for his hard persona and movie roles as a villain, will open up Trejo's Tacos , a Mexican restaurant. Expected to open sometime in the Spring, the restaurant promises to bring, "the best tacos and craft beer," according to their Facebook page. Formally a Taco Bell, the newly designed location will give a real Southwestern feel, with blackened steel and blacked leather upholstery, according to LA Eater. Trejo took to his Twitter to announce the...
  • 'Dr. George' Fischbeck dies at 92; popular weatherman at KABC-TV

    03/25/2015 3:12:54 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 28 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 25, 2015 | Valerie J. Nelson
    George Fischbeck, a science teacher turned weatherman who joined KABC-TV in 1972 and spent nearly two decades exuberantly delivering the local forecast, has died. He was 92. Fischbeck, who was known as "Dr. George," died of natural causes early Wednesday morning at the Motion Picture & Television Fund retirement home in Woodland Hills, his daughter, Nancy Fischbeck, said. A trained meteorologist, George Fischbeck was so enthusiastic about his subject that he sometimes forgot to talk about the next day's weather.
  • LA Marathoners see epic Obama scandal "mile markers"

    03/16/2015 7:57:40 PM PDT · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 18 replies
    IJ Review ^ | March 16, 2015 | Michael Hausam
    The Los Angeles Marathon was held Sunday, starting at Dodger Stadium, winding through downtown LA and Hollywood, and finishing in Santa Monica. Part of the uniqueness of the course is the entertainment and spectacle along the route. Guerrilla street artist Sabo, added a little something extra for this year’s participants: street_19 Each of the sixteen posters copied the style of the marketing materials for the race. Here’s the logo from the race organizers: Screen Shot 2015-03-16 at 10.50.47 AM And here’s the slightly revised one that was on the bottom of each of the posters: Screen Shot 2015-03-16 at 10.51.53...
  • Study: Fast-food curb did not cut obesity rate in South LA

    03/19/2015 12:30:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 19, 2015 2:08 AM EDT | Alicia Chang
    A much-hailed law that restricted the opening of new stand-alone fast-food restaurants in one of the poorest sections of Los Angeles did not curb obesity or improve diets, a new study found. City lawmakers passed the zoning ordinance in 2008 that limited the opening or expansion of fast-food outlets in a 32-square-mile area south of Interstate 10 that struggles with high obesity rates and other health problems. The law, believed to be the first effort of its kind by a major city to improve public health, did not ban new eateries in strip malls. The research by the Rand Corp....
  • White House defends Obamas’ two flights to ‘different airports’ in L.A.

    03/16/2015 9:24:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/16/15 | Dave Boyer
    The White House said Monday that taxpayers paid for first lady Michelle Obama and President Obama to fly on separate planes to Los Angeles on the same day last week because they were traveling to “different airports” on slightly different schedules. “They flew into different airports,” said White House press secretary Josh Earnest. “It’s also my understanding that the first lady actually left to get back to Washington, D.C., before the president even arrived in California.” Mr. Obama flew to Los Angeles International airport last Thursday on Air Force One, arriving around 4 p.m. local time for an appearance on
  • Glenn Beck to NRA: It’s Norquist or Me

    03/16/2015 5:26:04 AM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 16, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    Glenn Beck to NRA: It’s Norquist or MePosted By Robert Spencer On March 16, 2015 @ 12:21 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 12 Comments Glenn Beck has declared that he will leave the National Rifle Association (NRA) if Republican Party kingmaker Grover Norquist remains on the Board of Directors.This is long overdue: it has now been over eleven years since FrontPage Magazine first published revelations about what David Horowitz described as Norquist’s “alliances with prominent Islamic radicals who have ties to the Saudis and to Libya and to Palestine Islamic Jihad, and who are now under indictment by U.S. authorities.”...
  • Police officers were shot and wounded on streets of Los Angeles in 'targeted' attack

    03/15/2015 11:51:23 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 16, 2015 | Sophie Jane Evans
    Manhunt underway after two plain-clothes police officers were shot and wounded on streets of Los Angeles in 'targeted' attack .......... Now, a search has been launched for two male suspects who are on run Number of people were detained by police for questioning Sunday night Comes only three days after two officers were shot in Ferguson protest Also comes two days after alleged kidnapper was fired at by the LAPD A manhunt is underway after two plain-clothes police officers were shot and wounded while driving through a South Los Angeles neighborhood in what has been described as a 'targeted' attack....
  • 2 LAPD officers injured in South Los Angeles shooting; gunmen at large (another targeted shooting)

    03/15/2015 10:04:46 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 7 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 14, 2015
    A search is underway for two male suspects who opened fire in South Los Angeles Sunday, leaving two LAPD officers injured. The shooting was reported in the area of 65th Street and Broadway just before 6 p.m., police said. The officers, who were in plain clothes at the time of the shooting, were treated at the scene and are in good condition.
  • Streets To Be Shut Down For President Obama’s Visit

    03/11/2015 8:05:01 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 39 replies
    Los Angeles police say between 3 and 5 p.m., motorists should avoid the area around Sepulveda Boulevard, between Lincoln and Century boulevards; North Hollywood way between West Empire Avenue and North Glenoaks Boulevard and Sheldon Street between Roscoe and San Fernando Boulevard. Burbank police says the northbound and southbound Hollywood Way from Empire Avenue to Glenoaks Boulevard will be shut down, starting at about 4 p.m. through about 5:30 p.m. The closure is expected to affect surrounding side streets including Thornton, Burton and Tulare Avenues, San Fernando Boulevard and Cohasset Street. There will be several hard street closures during the...
  • VA’s Double “State of Emergency”

    03/11/2015 11:27:25 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/11/15 | Robert Rosebrock
    Stop the inhumane treatment of disabled homeless Veterans in Los Angeles LOS ANGELES - America’s capital for homeless Veterans is not only in a state-of-emergency to house and care for thousands upon thousands of war-injured and impoverished Veterans, but it’s also in a state-of-emergency for trusting and caring VA leadership to end this crisis—NOW—not months and months, or quite possibly, years from now. A small child could tell you that the homeless Veteran problem in Los Angeles is beyond “state of emergency” status. In comparison, downtown Skid Row makes the most poverty-ravaged communities of Third World countries seem safe and...
  • Student Gov’t Meeting Over UCI Flag Flap Canceled Due To ‘Violence’ Threat

    03/10/2015 11:02:24 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    CBSLA.com/AP) ^ | Stacey Butler
    As KCAL9’s Stacey Butler reports, vocal crowds gathered outside the student center at UCI on Tuesday evening. A student government meeting at UC Irvine scheduled for Tuesday evening was canceled due what school officials described as a violent threat. Officials would not specify the threat, but described it as a “viable threat of violence” that was serious enough to cancel the meeting, which was planned in response to a vote last week to ban the display of all flags before a higher student panel overturned it. The meeting this evening was to discuss overriding the veto, according to UCI spokeswoman...
  • Villaraigosa Buys $2.5M Home In Hollywood Hills

    03/03/2015 2:09:37 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    3,600-square-foot 1977 contemporary home has 360-degree views of the Hollywood sign, the Griffith Park Observatory, downtown Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean. It has three bedrooms, four bathrooms, and an art studio. Villraigosa was mayor of LA from 2005 to 2013, when he was termed out...
  • 30 injured, 2 critical, in Southern California commuter train collision with truck

    02/24/2015 8:14:41 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 24, 2015 | Fox News
    At least 30 people were injured, including two critically, Tuesday morning when a Metrolink commuter train collided with a tractor-trailer truck on the tracks in Ventura County, northwest of Los Angeles. Oxnard police Sgt. Denise Shadinger said the crash was reported at 5:44 a.m. Shadinger said the truck became fully engulfed in flames. Authorities are describing the scene as a multi-casualty incident. Details of the injuries were not immediately clear.
  • As Chargers' future in San Diego hangs in balance, tempers rise

    02/19/2015 2:35:21 PM PST · by EveningStar · 44 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 17, 2015 | Tony Perry
    Political discord increased Tuesday between the San Diego Chargers and Mayor Kevin Faulconer over whether the city will build a new stadium to keep the team from moving to Los Angeles. The two sides exchanged increasingly pointed barbs accusing the other of not dealing in good faith to solve the volatile issue.
  • Los Angeles Times teams up with illegal immigrant journalist

    02/17/2015 9:27:10 AM PST · by bryan999 · 8 replies
    The Los Angeles Times announced Tuesday that it is partnering with Jose Vargas, an openly illegal immigrant, for a new editorial venture. The project is "a multimedia platform which will explore the evolving American identity in the 21st century," read a release. Vargas is an outspoken activist for immigration reform, particularly reform that would include amnesty for the millions of immigrants living illegally in the U.S. He is also a veteran journalist who came out in 2011 as an unlawful American resident.
  • Longtime KTLA reporter Stan Chambers dies at 91

    02/13/2015 12:18:43 PM PST · by jttpwalsh · 53 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 2/13/15 | OC Register Staff
    Stan Chambers, a local TV news reporter whose career at KTLA spanned more than six decades, died Friday. He was 91.
  • Gary Owens, Announcer of ‘Laugh-In’ Fame, Dies at 80

    02/13/2015 2:59:38 PM PST · by EveningStar · 66 replies
    Variety ^ | February 13, 2015 | Staff
    Radio, TV and voiceover performer Gary Owens died on Feb. 12 at his home in the Encino neighborhood of Los Angeles. Owens, who was 80, had been a diabetic since the age of 8. Owens was probably best known as the announcer on NBC’s “Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In” (1968-73), with his trademark hand-over-the-ear announcing style. On the show, John Wayne once imitated Owens announcing. The phrase Gary created on his KMPC radio show, “Beautiful downtown Burbank,” later became a nightly catchphrase on Johnny Carson’s “Tonight Show.” Owens also lent his voice to more than 3,000 cartoons, providing the voice of...
  • Report: ‘Post Apocalyptic’ Streets of LA Piled with Tons of Garbage

    02/08/2015 3:24:16 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 89 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/4/2015
    KNBC Los Angeles investigative reporter Randy Mac’s described the streets of L.A. as a “post apocalyptic scene,” as he rode along with the cities one, 13-man trash crew for the nearly 500-square-mile city. Mac reported, “According to a report commissioned by the City Administrator’s office, only 35 percent of LA’s streets are cleaned regularly. The constant state of uncleanliness is threatening LA’s image, making some areas appear unsafe and ungoverned.” The trash crew supervisor Russell Zamora told Mac there was “on a daily basis, somewhere from 30 to 40 tons a day,” of illegally dumped garbage throughout the city.
  • Autopsy Shows Journalist Michael Hastings Had Meth, Pot In System At Time Of Fiery Auto Crash

    08/21/2013 6:44:24 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 53 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | August 20, 2013 | The Smoking Gun
    The family of journalist Michael Hastings was trying to get him into drug rehab at the time he died in a fiery Los Angeles car wreck, according to a coroner’s report released today.
  • Federal Agents Investigating Firm Involved in US Visa Program

    02/03/2015 5:26:05 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 3, 2015 | By BRIAN ROSS and MATTHEW MOSK
    Federal agents in Los Angeles are investigating an L.A. shipping firm and its Iranian-born owner who for years have participated in and promoted an obscure U.S. immigration program -- allowing the company to recruit wealthy foreign investors to receive visas and potentially Green Cards, law enforcement sources told ABC News. Whistleblowers inside the federal agency that oversees the immigration have been deeply frustrated by an inability to de-certify the company, even after they became aware of the investigation and saw the company’s name surface in an alarming internal Department Homeland Security memo. The memo outlines concerns that Iran’s Revolutionary Guards...
  • Obama's Budget Includes Windfall For L.A. Transportation [Whopping $ 1 BILLION!]

    02/02/2015 9:34:20 PM PST · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    LATimes ^ | February 02, 2015 | NOAH BIERMAN AND W.J. HENNIGAN
    Obama's Budget Includes Windfall For L.A. Transportation By NOAH BIERMAN AND W.J. HENNIGAN President Obama's budget earmarks $1 billion for transit in California, including $330 million for L.A. The budget proposal unveiled by President Obama on Monday earmarks more than $1 billion for California transportation and construction projects, including $330 million that Los Angeles officials called crucial to extending the Purple Line from the Mid-City area to Century City. Overall, Obama would spend more than $800 million on transit throughout the state — including $165 million to expand the Bay Area Rapid Transit system to San Jose and $150 million...
  • California’s new license process has kinks but working

    02/01/2015 6:41:56 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    San Bernardino County Sun ^ | February 1, 2015 | By Leslie Parrilla
    A month after the rollout of California’s massive effort to issue driver’s licenses to 1.5 million undocumented immigrants, the process is working overall in Los Angeles and the Inland Empire. Still, many applicants report a mixed bag of experiences. Local advocacy groups are scrambling to address overflowing driver’s license preparation classes. Some test-takers are showing up at the Department of Motor Vehicles without studying, and some tech-phobes fear the touch-screen test format that allows four minutes for each question. Language kinks were being untangled last week for Mixteco speakers after confusion over whether translators could assist during the written and...
  • Griffith Observatory Extends Hours For Triple-Shadow Transit Of Jupiter’s Moons

    01/23/2015 1:25:35 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    Angelenos will get their chance Friday to witness a rare celestial event when the shadows of three of Jupiter’s largest moons will fall upon Jupiter at the same time. Griffith Observatory will stay open one hour later than normal to allow visitors who are already at the park to watch the triple-shadow transit as Jupiter’s three moons – Io, Europa, and Callisto – will cross the planet’s disk throughout the evening. Three moon shadows will not appear simultaneously on Jupiter again, from Los Angeles, until 2032, according to the Observatory. As if the triple shadow transit weren’t enough, there will...
  • The al-Qaeda pilot who got cold feet

    02/11/2006 4:06:17 AM PST · by Neville72 · 17 replies · 795+ views
    The Times ^ | 2/10/2006 | Simon Freeman
    A Malaysian pilot recruited by al-Qaeda to fly a hijacked airliner into the tallest building on the US West Coast pulled out of the plot when he realised it was a suicide mission, security officials in South-East Asia said today. Further details emerged of the plan to target the iconic 73-storey US Bank Building in Los Angeles, revealed by President Bush yesterday in an address to rally support for the War on Terror. Terrorism experts in Malaysia said that Zaini Zakaria, an engineer, was among three men being trained to launch the planned second-wave of Osama bin Laden's assault on...
  • How US stopped Hambali

    02/10/2006 7:04:06 PM PST · by Fred Nerks · 39 replies · 879+ views
    The Australian ^ | February 11, 2006 | Natalie O'Brien and Patrick Walters
    How US stopped Hambali Natalie O'Brien and Patrick Walters February 11, 2006 IT should have been no surprise that the Southeast Asian terror group Jemaah Islamiah and its operations chief Hambali were named by US President George W. Bush as the figures behind a 2002 plot to fly a plane into California's tallest building. JI and Hambali, mastermind of the Bali bombing, were not only intimately connected with al-Qa'ida's chief strategist Khalid Sheik Mohammed in the plan to destroy the US Bank Tower in Los Angeles, they had been in cahoots for years, planning to blow up US airliners and...
  • Britney Spears' ex-boyfriend killed by Taliban fighters in Afghanistan: report

    01/18/2015 4:57:43 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 8 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | January 18, 2015 | Rich Schapiro
    A helicopter pilot and Britney Spears ex-boyfriend — who helped the pop princess quit booze — has been killed by Taliban fighters in Afghanistan. John Sundahl, 44, was shot down during a flight from Kabul, where he’d been working as a private contractor transporting officials across the war-torn nation, according to the Daily Mirror. “She is devastated,” a source close to Spears told the UK paper. “Britney thought he was a lovely man.” A former real estate whiz, Sundahl dated Spears, 33, in 2007 after they met at Alcoholics Anonymous in Los Angeles. He spoke openly about her alcohol abuse.
  • Ray Bradbury's house, sold for $1.76 million, is being torn down

    01/17/2015 10:23:26 AM PST · by EveningStar · 44 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 13, 2015 | Carolyn Kellogg
    Ray Bradbury lived in his 1937 Cheviot Hills home for more than 50 years. After the author of "Fahrenheit 451" died in 2012, the house was readied for sale ... The home, which was purchased in June for $1.765 million, is being demolished. A permit for demolition was issued Dec. 30, Curbed LA reports, and a fan who visited the house over the weekend found it in the process of being torn down ...
  • 8-foot alligator in Van Nuys backyard may have killed pets for decades

    01/14/2015 7:13:23 PM PST · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | January 14, 2015 | Steven Rosenberg
    An 8-foot alligator found in a Van Nuys backyard earlier this week may have been killing and eating neighborhood pets for decades, a Los Angeles Department of Animal Services officer told the Daily News. The residents at the home in the 13200 block of Sylvan Street said they got the alligator when it was a baby and have had it ever since, Ani­mal Services Commander Mark Salazar said.
  • LAPD Hopes Public Can Help Them Identify Alleged Kidnap Victim

    01/11/2015 9:48:10 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles Police Department is asking for the public’s help to identify a woman they say was kidnapped. Authorities said the unidentifed woman walked into a business in the 5600 block of York Boulevard in the early morning hours of December 20, 2014. Witnesses said the woman had just gotten out of a gray or silver SUV. The woman ordered a coffee and began texting or emailing someone using her cell phone. Around 5:55 a.m., the woman left the business wearing her black coat and walked toward Avenue 56. Less than a minute later, the...
  • Democrats risk loss of Boxer’s Senate seat if some don’t curb ambitions: Thomas Elias

    01/10/2015 5:34:08 AM PST · by Libloather · 42 replies
    LA Daily News ^ | 1/09/15 | Thomas Elias
    **SNIP** After all, a Senate seat is a plum job anywhere, but especially for Democrats in California, where it’s been decades since any of them lost a reelection bid for statewide office. Whoever takes Boxer’s place can expect to become the state’s senior senator after 2018, when the then-85-year-old Dianne Feinstein is also widely expected to retire. But ambitious Democrats should beware: Their eagerness, even greed, could do in their party’s hold on Boxer’s spot. It has happened before in California, and very recently. The field of potential Democratic candidates for Boxer’s slot is large, possibly going beyond obvious prospects...
  • Rams Owner, Hollywood Park Group Plans To Build New NFL Stadium In Inglewood

    The Hollywood Land Company, a joint venture between Stockbridge Capital Group and The Kroenke Group, plans to build a 80,000-seat stadium, a 6,000-seat performance venue, a 300-room hotel, 2,500 residential units, 1.7 million square feet of retail and office space and 25 acres of public parks, playgrounds and open space on the site. The development, named the “City of Champions Revitalization Project”, will be built at no cost to taxpayers.
  • NFL finally returning to Los Angeles? Rams owner to build massive stadium complex

    01/05/2015 10:15:43 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 84 replies
    Daily Mai ^ | 01/05/15 | Josh Gardner
    The owner of the St. Louis Rams has announced intentions to build a massive new NFL stadium and entertainment complex in the Los Angeles suburb of Inglewood. Stan Kroenke revealed the grand plan to the LA Times on Monday. In addition to an 80,000-seat stadium, the billionaire and his partners are proposing an adjacent 6,000-seat performance venue. Los Angeles was home to the Rams from 1946 to 1994 and, as St. Louis scrambles to come up with a plan for a new stadium in order to retain the team, the City of Angels appears ever more likely to get a...
  • NYT silent on shocking Hollywood pedophilia charges

    12/13/2011 11:31:49 AM PST · by bigbob · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 12-12-11 | Tina Korbe
    Apparently, pedophilia is an entrenched part of Hollywood culture — but you wouldn’t know that if you only consulted The New York Times for news. Check out this Fox News account of just some of the muck that underlies Hollywood’s glamorous gilding: If a spate of recent allegations proves true, Hollywood may have a hideous epidemic on its hands. The past two weeks have brought three separate reports of alleged child sexual abuse in the entertainment industry. Martin Weiss, a 47-year-old Hollywood manager who represented child actors, was charged in Los Angeles on Dec. 1 with sexually abusing a former...
  • Trashing electronics becomes illegal in New York

    12/31/2014 9:21:43 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 84 replies
    deseretnews.com ^ | Mary Esch
    Starting Jan. 1, the final phase of New York's 2010 electronics recycling law takes effect, making it illegal for consumers to throw so-called "e-waste" in the garbage. "Now you have to recycle it," said John Shegerian, CEO of Fresno, Calif.-based Electronic Recyclers International, which provides e-waste recycling services for New York City, Los Angeles and 150 other municipalities across the country. "You need to find a legitimate recycler and get your material to them." Violators can be fined $100.
  • Media description of “another unarmed black man” under scrutiny

    12/31/2014 1:44:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 31, 2014 | JAZZ SHAW
    Back in August, shortly after the shooting of Michael Brown, there was another, similar incident which took place in Los Angeles. 25 year old Ezell Ford, a man reported to have a history of mental problems as well as a police record including drugs and illegal possession of a loaded firearm, was walking through one of the more gang-heavy districts of the region. For some reason, he found himself in an encounter with the police and wound up being shot three times by the two officers and later died. At the time, a witness who was described as a friend...
  • LAPD DECLARES TACTICAL ALERT CITYWIDE AFTER TWO SUSPECTS FIRE AT PATROL CAR

    12/28/2014 11:19:01 PM PST · by Nextrush · 79 replies
    ABC7.com ^ | 12/28/2014 | ABC7.comstaff
    The Los Angeles Police Department has declared a citywide tactical alert after two suspects fired at a patrol car with a rifle Sunday night. The incident occurred at 62nd and Hoover streets at around 9:20 p.m. Police say every available officer has been sent to the area. One suspect is in custody. A perimeter was set up as officers searched for the second suspect.....
  • Marijuana Use Has Increased in Colorado: Study

    12/27/2014 4:02:32 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 91 replies
    NBC Snooze ^ | DEC. 27, 2014
    Colorado emerged as the state with the second-highest percentage of regular marijuana users as it began legalizing the drug, according to a new national study. The Denver Post reports the study by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health found about 1 out of 8 Colorado residents older than 12 had used marijuana in the past month. Only Rhode Island topped Colorado in the percentage of residents who reported using pot as often, according to the study. The study averaged state-specific data over two-year periods. It found that, for the 2011-2012 period, 10.4 percent of Colorado residents 12 and...
  • Obama: I’m Jewish ‘in my soul’

    12/18/2014 4:26:22 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 107 replies
    Jewish Journal ^ | 12/18/2014 | David Suissa
    "What will you tell the President when you see him?" was my daughter Eva's first reaction when I told her I'd been invited to the White House Channukah party (Actually, it was her second reaction. Her first was, "Take me!"). Kids are innocent that way. They don't realize that when you have over a hundred people crowding the leader of the free world, it's not so easy to get in a word edgewise. But I got lucky. It's not what I told the President that mattered, it's what I heard him say when few people were paying attention. After the...
  • Cop killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley had a long criminal record, was violent and suicidal, and frightened hi

    In the latest NY Daily News article (link below) in which a friend of the cop killer Brinsley known as Jay Romero was interviewed, this friend indentifies Brinsley as a Muslim. Some say this is not relevant, that it would be like reporting that liquor store robbery suspect was a Catholic. But I disagree in this case. This guy clearly was part of the entire mindset advocated by the communists left, led by Al Sbarpton rent a mobs, pushed as part of a political agenda by the Democrats in the big lie and narrative that cops are collective racists. We...
  • Subway Manspreaders Told: Close Your Legs And Let Other People Ride

    12/21/2014 11:13:07 AM PST · by Steelfish · 54 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | December 20, 2012 | Amanda Holpuch
    Subway Manspreaders Told: Close Your Legs And Let Other People Ride Poster campaign will attempt to stop antisocial practice Doctors say crossing legs will not affect reproductive powers. Amanda Holpuch Saturday 20 December 2014 Comments As 2014 comes to an end, one thing New York commuters can expect in 2015 is an official city campaign against a growing problem: “manspreading”. Manspreading is the act or practice – typically male – of spreading one’s legs in a manner which prevents others from occupying nearby seats on the subway, commuter train or bus. A Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) spokesman, Kevin Ortiz, described...
  • Why do you MANSPREAD? Woman with her tape measure confronts splay-legged men on the subway...

    12/20/2014 2:57:36 AM PST · by Islander7 · 63 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Dec 19, 2014 | By Mail Online Reporter
    Full Title: Why do you MANSPREAD? Woman with her tape measure confronts splay-legged men on the subway about the space they consume It is a gripe that frustrates subway riders daily: men with their legs splayed. So one woman decided to confront male commuters about the amount of space they consume. The investigation comes a month before New York City's MTA launches a campaign targeting 'manspreaders'.
  • A Scourge Is Spreading. M.T.A.’s Cure? Dude, Close Your Legs. (Manspreading)

    12/20/2014 12:14:03 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 49 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 20, 2014 | EMMA G. FITZSIMMONS
    It is the bane of many female subway riders. It is a scourge tracked on blogs and on Twitter. And it has a name almost as distasteful as the practice itself. It is manspreading, the lay-it-all-out sitting style that more than a few men see as their inalienable underground right. Now passengers who consider such inelegant male posture as infringing on their sensibilities — not to mention their share of subway space — have a new ally: the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Taking on manspreading for the first time, the authority is set to unveil public service ads that encourage men...
  • No NFL team moving to Los Angeles for 2015, report says

    12/21/2014 3:38:46 AM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 20, 2014 | Frank Schwab
    Until we have some actual progress involving an NFL team moving to Los Angeles, maybe it's best to stop the breathless speculation about which teams will move there. There won't be a team moving to Los Angeles in 2015. ESPN.com's Adam Schefter said commissioner Roger Goodell told the Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers and St. Louis Rams – the three hottest candidates to move to L.A. if that ever happened – that there will be no team in Los Angeles next season.
  • NLRB hits McDonald’s as joint employer

    12/19/2014 12:05:51 PM PST · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 19, 2014 | Tim Devaney
    McDonald’s and its franchisees illegally retaliated against employees for participating in union-related activities, the National Labor Relations Board’s top lawyer alleged Friday in a case with sweeping industry implications. NLRB general counsel Richard Griffin announced Friday he will issue 13 complaints involving 78 charges against franchises and McDonald’s USA, LLC. Though many of these alleged labor violations were committed by independent franchise owners, Griffin ruled earlier this year that McDonald’s can be held liable for those actions as a so-called joint employer, leaving the corporatrion — and potentially other franchisors — exposed to such claims. McDonald’s said the decision will...
  • Canceled this year over scandals, Pro Tem Cup is reinstated for 2015 (shoulder fired missiles)

    12/14/2014 3:56:35 AM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    LA Times ^ | 12/12/14 | Patrick McGreevy
    State Senate Democrats have decided to resume the annual Pro Tem Cup golf fundraiser in 2015, a year after the event was canceled in the wake of criminal charges filed against three Democratic Senators. The event at Torrey Pines golf course in San Diego is the Senate Democrats' largest political fundraiser for the state party and has been criticized for allowing special interests to mingle with lawmakers in exchange for tickets costing between $15,000 and $65,000 per person. The indictment of Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) on public corruption charges a week before this year's event was to be held...