Tag Archives: Los Angeles

NRA Sues Los Angeles Over New Transparency Law

Reuters reports: The National Rifle Association sued Los Angeles on Wednesday over a new law requiring that contractors disclose their ties to the gun rights group as a condition of obtaining business from the second most-populous U.S. city. Los Angeles was accused of trying to “silence NRA’s voice, as well as the voices of all those who dare oppose the …

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti Won’t Run For President

CBS News Los Angeles reports: Mayor Eric Garcetti will announce in Los Angeles today that he will not run for president in 2020, according to three sources. Garcetti had been considering a presidential campaign for months and traveled the country raising money for Democrats. No mayor has ever jumped directly from City Hall to the White House, and the prospects …

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LGBT Activists Demand Action After Second Black Man Found Dead In Prominent Democratic Donor’s Home

CBS News Los Angeles reports: A man was found dead early Monday morning at the same West Hollywood apartment of prominent Democratic Party donor Edward Buck where another man died of a drug overdose about 18 months ago. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the apartment in the 1200 block of Laurel Avenue just after 1 a.m. where they …

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Los Angeles Freeway Renamed For President Obama

CBS Los Angeles reports: A portion of the 134 Freeway between Glendale and Pasadena is now officially named the President Barack H. Obama Highway. Caltrans crews have installed signs renaming the busy stretch of the 134 Freeway. Obama attended Occidental College from 1979 to 1981 and lived in Pasadena during his sophomore year. State Senator Anthony J. Portantino, who co-authored …

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Prosecutors: No Felony Charge For Michael Avenatti

The Associated Press reports: Los Angeles prosecutors have declined to charge attorney Michael Avenatti with a felony after his girlfriend alleged abuse. The Los Angeles district attorney’s office said Wednesday it referred the case to city prosecutors to consider misdemeanor charges. Avenatti was arrested on a felony domestic violence charge last week after his girlfriend told police he roughed her …

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Christian Woman Disrupts Drag Queen Story Time At Private Book Store To Stop “Perverse Lifestyles” [VIDEO]

NBC News Los Angeles reports: Story time at Cellar Door bookstore in Riverside turned into a confrontation between a parent and the store owner and it was all caught on camera. Cellar Door bookstore was hosting a story time event in which Halloween books were read by three drag queens. During the event, the owner noticed a woman recording video …

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Avenatti Ordered To Pay $4.8M To Former Law Partner

Courthouse News reports: A Los Angeles judge on Monday ordered attorney Michael Avenatti, who represents adult film star Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against President Donald Trump, to pay a former law partner $4.85 million as part of a settlement agreement. Jason Frank, a former employee at Avenatti’s law firm, and his attorney said they were pleased with Los Angeles …

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LOS ANGELES: Man Arrested With Explosives On Way To 2016 LGBT Pride Event Sentenced To Seven Years

The Los Angeles Times reports: An Indiana man who was headed toward L.A. Pride two years ago in a car filled with weapons, explosives and high-capacity magazines was sentenced to seven years in state prison on Thursday, officials said. James Wesley Howell, 22, pleaded no contest to possession of an explosive chemical, malicious possession of a destructive device and illegal …

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LOS ANGELES: Democratic Socialist Protesters Hound “Fascist” Proud Boys Meeting Out Of Local Bar [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Members of the pro-Trump group “Proud Boys” were chased out of a Los Angeles bar on Saturday by a group of Democratic Socialist protesters. Video from the incident shows the leftwing activists shouting “No Proud Boys, no KKK, no fascist USA” at the group at LA bar “The Griffin.” The LA chapter of Democratic Socialists of America …

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Death Sentence For Man Convicted In Torture Murder Of Child He Thought Was Gay, Life Sentence For Mother

NBC News reports: A California man was sentenced to death on Thursday for the killing of a young boy who prosecutors said was tortured because he believed the child was gay, and the boy’s mother was sentenced to life in prison. Los Angeles County state court Judge George Lomeli sentenced 37-year-old Isauro Aguirre after he was convicted late last year …

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Los Angeles Freaks Out Over “UFO” [VIDEO]

The New York Post reports: A space satellite launch sparked a brief UFO scare in Los Angeles Friday night after startled viewers gawked at an unidentifiable streak of light soaring across the night sky. Observers flooded Twitter with pictures and videos of the strange vessel and they speculated that aliens were finally making their long-awaited debut. “Anyone else see that …

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REPORT: Wildfire Hits Fox News Chairman Rupert Murdoch’s $30M Bel-Air Mansion And Winery [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast reports: NBC News reported Wednesday morning that the Los Angeles wildfires ravaging the area near Bel-Air have now begun to consume Rupert Murdoch’s property. “This is the $30-million house and vineyard property that is owned by Rupert Murdoch,” NBC Los Angeles reported on the latest victim of the 125-acre Skirball fire. “And it looks like it is …

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Wildfires Continue To Spread In Southern California, 50,000 Ordered To Evacuate, Highways Closed [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Wildfires continued to explode across Southern California on Wednesday as dry conditions and roaring winds turned the region into a tinderbox, forcing thousands to evacuate. The Thomas Fire, as the blaze has been dubbed, put approximately 50,000 residents under a mandatory evacuation and burned more than 55,000 acres in the Ventura County area with no containment after …

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Guilty Verdict For Man Charged With Beating 8 Year-Old Boy To Death Because He Thought Child Was Gay

The Los Angeles Times reports: A 37-year-old man accused of torturing and beating his girlfriend’s 8-year-old son to death in a case that prompted far-reaching reforms of the county’s child welfare system was convicted Wednesday of first-degree murder. Jurors deliberated for about six hours before returning the verdict against Isauro Aguirre, also finding true a special allegation that the murder …

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LOS ANGELES: Trial Begins For Man Charged In Torture Death Of Boy He Thought He Was Gay [VIDEO]

KTLA reports: A man accused of torturing his girlfriend’s 8-year-old son to death killed the child because he thought the boy was gay, a Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office prosecutor said during opening statements Monday. Aguirre, 32, is charged with murder with a special circumstance of torture. Prosecutor Jon Hatami detailed the acts allegedly committed by Aguirre and the …

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Los Angeles To Host 2028 Summer Olympics

The Los Angeles Times reports: Los Angeles has reached an agreement with Olympic leaders on terms that will pave the way for hosting the Summer Games in 2028 instead of 2024, according to a source close to the negotiation. The deal will bring the Olympics back to Southern California for a third time, after Los Angeles hosted the Games in …

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LOS ANGELES: Straight Sanitation Worker Awarded $17M In Anti-Gay Harassment Suit, City May Appeal

The Los Angeles Times reports: A Los Angeles jury has awarded a former city sanitation worker $17.4 million after finding that he endured repeated harassment by his supervisors, who falsely perceived that he was gay. Jurors deliberated for about two hours Wednesday before unanimously deciding that James Pearl of L.A. was subjected to verbal abuse, hazing and a bullying campaign …

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LOS ANGELES: Playboy Playmate Sentenced To 30 Days Of Scrubbing Graffiti In Body-Shaming Snapchat Case

The Associated Press reports: Dani Mathers earned fame posing as a nude model. She gained notoriety on the other side of the camera when she snapped a photo of an unwitting and unwilling subject — a naked 71-year-old woman in a gym locker room. The firestorm of criticism that erupted after the Playboy model posted the pic online to mock …

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LOS ANGELES: Man Pleads Not Guilty In Possible Terror Plot Against 2016 West Hollywood Pride Parade

The Associated Press reports: An Indiana man who told police he was headed to a gay pride event in California and was found with a loaded assault rifle and chemicals mixed and ready to explode in his car has pleaded not guilty to weapons charges. James Wesley Howell, of Charlestown, Indiana, was also charged Tuesday with possessing a destructive device. …

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LOS ANGELES: Authorities Tighten Subway Security After Terror Alert From Foreign Government [VIDEO]

The Los Angeles Times reports: Los Angeles subway commuters were met by heavily armed deputies and bag searches Tuesday as authorities responded to a report of a possible terrorist attack on the Metro Red Line’s Universal City station. Increased security was visible across the Los Angeles County transit system as the FBI, LAPD and Sheriff’s Department dealt with what they …

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