Tag Archives: Los Angeles

Anti-Trump Protesters March Nationwide [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: Protesters took to the streets Wednesday in at least 10 cities to march against president-elect Donald Trump – and numerous college students and faculty leaders took to social media to announce support groups and even postponed exams. Protests were underway in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington, D.C., Portland, Ore., St. Paul, Minn. and several …

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Playboy Playmate Faces Six Months In Jail After Elderly Victim In Body-Shaming Gym Photo Presses Charges

TMZ reports: The LAPD has finally tracked down the woman Playboy Playmate Dani Mathers body shamed and they’ll ask prosecutors to nail her. We’ve learned the woman — in her 70’s — wants Mathers to feel the full force of the law for taking a pic of her while she was changing clothes in the locker room of an LA …

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LOS ANGELES: Singer Chris Brown In Standoff With SWAT Team, Reportedly Hurls Drugs From Window

The Los Angeles Times reports: Los Angeles police are seeking a search warrant for singer Chris Brown’s Tarzana home to look for a weapon he allegedly used to threaten a woman early Tuesday morning, according to law enforcement sources. Officers responded to a woman’s call for help at the residence in the 5000 block of Corbin Avenue about 3 a.m. …

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#ShootBack Signs Appear Across West Hollywood

The Los Angeles Times reports: Stickers and posters featuring a rainbow-colored version of the Gadsden flag and the hashtag #ShootBack were raising eyebrows in West Hollywood on Thursday morning in the wake of the massacre at a gay nightclub in Florida. The signage was affixed to electric boxes, light poles, trash cans and other fixtures near West Hollywood City Hall, …

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BREAKING: Los Angeles Police Arrest Heavily Armed Man Who Planned To Attend Pride Parade

The Los Angeles Times reports: Authorities in Santa Monica found possible explosives as well as assault rifles and ammunition Sunday in the car of a man who told them he was in town for the L.A. Pride festival in West Hollywood, a law enforcement source said. Early Sunday, Santa Monica police received a call of a suspected prowler near Olympic …

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LOS ANGELES: Bomb Threat Grounds Flight

CBS News reports: Authorities Tuesday investigated the circumstances surrounding a possible threat that has been made on a plane at Los Angeles International Airport. According to airport police, the American Eagle aircraft has been moved to a remote area of the airport. Police are working with the pilot to deplane passengers and search the aircraft. The plane traveled to Los …

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May Day Rallies Feature Anti-Trump Theme [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: Hundreds of people marched through Los Angeles on Sunday in a May Day rally that took aim at Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump for his anti-illegal immigration platform that includes building a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. The demonstration in America’s second most populous city, which has a large immigrant population, came just days after protesters …

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LOS ANGELES: City Council Votes Unanimously To Boycott North Carolina And Mississippi

Add Los Angeles to the lengthy boycott list: The North Carolina law “overturns all state protections for gay and lesbians and puts new discrimination on the books,” according to Councilman Mike Bonin, who proposed the resolution that was approved on a 12-0 vote. Bonin said the Mississippi law allows rental car businesses to turn away gay couples, and allows for …

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Man Charged With Killing Son For Being Gay

From the Los Angeles Times: Los Angeles prosecutors on Friday charged a 69-year-old man with fatally shooting his son outside the family’s North Hills home because the son was gay. The shooting occurred Tuesday when police responded to a call at the family home and found the bodies of Amir Issa, 29 [photo], and his mother, who was not identified. …

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Seen In Los Angeles

JMG reader Aaron sends us the latest Los Angeles billboard from the AIDS Healthcare Foundation.

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LOS ANGELES: Shopping Center Bans Boxing Champion Manny Pacquiao Over Anti-Gay Comments

The owner of a popular Los Angeles shopping center spotted notoriously anti-gay boxing champion Manny Pacquiao leaving a movie with his entourage yesterday and decided he doesn’t want Pacquiao allowed back on the property. TMZ Sports reports: The battle between The Grove and Pacquiao started in 2012 … when Manny was banned over an interview in which he reportedly quoted …

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LAPD Tests Knife Found On OJ Simpson’s Property

Whoa. From the Los Angeles Times: In another twist in the long-running O.J. Simpson saga, Los Angeles police are investigating and testing a knife that was reportedly recovered on property once owned by the former football star. The elite Robbery-Homicide Division is investigating a buck knife now in the department’s possession. The knife was apparently turned over to a police …

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LA Mayor Slow Jams A Freeway Closure [VIDEO]

The 101 freeway will be closed in Los Angeles this weekend and Mayor Eric Garcetti used a local high school’s jazz band to accompany him in delivering a status report. Via the BBC: Garcetti recorded an R&B-style number, complete with music video, in an attempt to soften the news that the 101 freeway will shut for 40 hours. As factual …

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Pro Football To Return To Los Angeles

Big news in sportsball last night. Via the Washington Post: The NFL made its long-awaited return to Los Angeles Tuesday after an absence of more than two decades. Owners of the teams voted to allow the Rams to move from St. Louis to Inglewood, Calif., and gave the Chargers the option to join them there by relocating from San Diego. …

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Gay Couple Smooches On NHL Kiss Cam [VIDEO]

Outsports has the details: The Kiss Cam at last night’s Los Angeles Kings game featured a gay couple kissing, and they certainly didn’t hold back. Brad Parr and Andy Evans had secretly been hoping they would be the focus of the Kiss Cam at some point, and they got their wish last night in a 2-1 win over the Toronto …

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All Los Angeles Schools Closed Over Terror Threat

The Associated Press reports: All schools in the vast Los Angeles Unified School District have been ordered closed due to a threat, a spokeswoman Ellen Morgan said Tuesday. During a press conference Tuesday officials said they received the electronic threat and were still analyzing it. They said the action was being taken out of an abundance of caution. Schools would …

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NASA: There’s a 99% Chance Los Angeles Will See A 5.0+ Earthquake Within Next Couple Of Years

From CBS Los Angeles: If scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena are correct, a moderately-sized earthquake is expected within the next two-and-a-half years. JPL experts predict a possible 5.0 magnitude quake in Los Angeles, but say it very well could be stronger. JPL geophysicist Dr. Andrea Donnellan, along with seven other scientists, has been using radar and GPS …

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Los Angeles To Bid For 2024 Olympics

Via the Los Angeles Times: The final obstacle between Los Angeles and a bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics was cleared Tuesday morning when City Council voted 15-0 to authorize Mayor Eric Garcetti to pursue the bid. A news conference was called for 12:30 p.m. in Santa Monica, where it is likely L.A. will be designated the American candidate for …

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JMG Swag: Win Passes To World Premiere Of Magic Mike XXL In Los Angeles

Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures, we’ve got two passes to attend the world premiere of Magic Mike XXL next Thursday night at the TCL Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, where the entire cast will be in attendance. Enter to win by commenting (once) on this post. Entries close at midnight on Sunday and the randomly selected winner will be notified …

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Kiss-Cam Gay Couple Comes Forward

They’re even married!

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