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  • Customers File Lawsuit Against Victoria's Secret Alleging Racial Profiling

    04/16/2016 10:31:34 AM PDT · by kevcol · 58 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | April 15, 2016
    Two black women are each seeking $4 million in damages from Victoria's Secret, claiming they were treated like criminals and ordered out of the Beverly Center store by management after a confrontation with an aggressive customer. A lawsuit filed by Shaunda McDaniel and Tammi Robinson alleges negligence, slander, intentional infliction of emotional distress, false arrest and violations of various state codes. . . . According to the complaint, the plaintiffs went to the Victoria's Secret store, located in a predominantly white and affluent area, last June 16 for the chain's semiannual sale. They were perusing the sale items when a...
  • Beverly Hills' crackdown on water wasters is having the desired effect ( except David Geffen and )

    03/14/2016 8:12:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 14, 2016 | Matt Stevens
    Officials in Beverly Hills say they tried it all: educational campaigns, usage restrictions and written notices for people suspected of wasting water. Despite those efforts, the community missed its savings target every month since June, when a statewide 25% reduction in urban water consumption became mandatory amid the punishing drought. As a result, state regulators fined the city, saying publicly that its water wasters "should be ashamed." About four months ago, city officials got tough. Beverly Hills sent letters to dozens of customers in November warning them of high water use and urging them to cut back. The city also...
  • Buzz Aldrin 'was never in Los Angeles' shock claim

    09/23/2002 7:40:30 AM PDT · by Sir Gawain · 23 replies · 72+ views
    Buzz Aldrin 'was never in Los Angeles' shock claim Sceptics refute astronaut punch-up story by Lester Haines Buzz Aldrin today faces the strongest test yet to his credibility as websites worldwide accuse the former astronaut of "never having been in Los Angeles in his life", let alone having assaulted a documentary filmmaker outside a Beverley Hills hotel on 9 September. Aldrin claims to have given Bart Sibrel a "right ass-whupping" after the latter asserted that the moon landings were faked. Sibrel prodded Aldrin with a bible and received a fat lip for his trouble, it is reported. However, sceptics point...
  • Beverly Hills Fined for Not Conserving Enough Water in Drought

    10/31/2015 7:32:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    Newsmax ^ | October 30, 2015 | Thomson/Reuters
    Upscale Beverly Hills is among four California cities whose water utilities have been fined for not forcing residents to conserve enough water during California's unrelenting four-year drought, officials said on Friday. The wealthy Los Angeles area municipality was fined $61,000 on Thursday, making it the only community not located in a desert to be assessed penalties, the California State Water Resources Board said. "Some urban water suppliers simply have not met the requirements laid before them," said Cris Carrigan, director of the water board's Office of Enforcement. "For these four suppliers, it's been too little too late."
  • Secret Meetings, Big Players: Who Hollywood's Underground GOP Wants for President

    10/25/2015 2:25:52 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 37 replies
    Holywood Reporter ^ | October 22, 2015 | Paul Bond
    In April 2013, Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus secretly met about a dozen writers, directors and producers in a suite at Loews Hollywood Hotel. The topic: How could the industry's quiet network of conservatives help elect more Republicans?
  • Secret Meetings, Big Players: Who Hollywood's Underground GOP Wants for President

    10/22/2015 10:48:17 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 16 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | October 22, 2015 | By Paul Bond
    Jerry Perenchio backs Carly Fiorina, Mary Hart likes Marco Rubio and Ann Coulter stumped for Donald Trump in Beverly Hills, as a stealth GOP operates outside the industry spotlight. In April 2013, Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus secretly met about a dozen writers, directors and producers in a suite at Loews Hollywood Hotel. The topic: How could the industry's quiet network of conservatives help elect more Republicans? GOP fans in Hollywood tend to hold their political activities close to the vest. This reporter was thrown out of a fundraiser for Rick Santorum at a $35 million mansion on Sunset...
  • Owner Of LaFerrari Caught Terrifying Beverly Hills Neighborhood Claims “Diplomatic Immunity”

    09/15/2015 1:53:52 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 85 replies
    eBay Motors Blog via Yahoo News ^ | September 15, 2015 | Alex Lloyd
    A YouTube video that went viral — showing a Ferrari LaFerrari and Porsche 911 GT3 tearing through residential streets of Beverly Hills; flying though stop signs while pedestrians waited to cross, narrowly avoiding other motorists — has caused outrage, with neighbors pleading with police to take action before someone gets hurt. According to NBC4, the owner of said vehicles is claiming “diplomatic immunity,” telling a video journalist who asked for comment, “I could have you killed and get away with it.” The name of the car’s owner has not been released, but he is rumored to be part of the...
  • (video) Hillary Clinton in 2000: 'Why Would I Have Ever Wanted to Do Email?'

    03/04/2015 6:06:16 PM PST · by doug from upland · 5 replies
    abcnews.go ^ | 3-3-15 | ABC news
    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/video/hillary-clinton-2000-wanted-email-29397129 (NO CONTENT. ABC HAS THE VIDEO CLIP FROM SPAGO IN BEVERLY HILLS.)
  • Obama Confuses White House For Prison

    06/20/2015 12:03:41 PM PDT · by bkopto · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/19/2015 | Patrick Howley
    President Barack Obama accidentally compared himself to a prisoner stuck in the White House while speaking at a Beverly Hills fundraiser at filmmaker Tyler Perry’s house Thursday.What do you think? “We should be reforming our criminal justice system in such a way that we are not incarcerating nonviolent offenders in ways that renders them incapable of getting a job after they leave office,” Obama said, effectively comparing being in prison to being in office.What do you think? “Little slip of the tongue there. Little Freudian slip,” Obama said
  • Rock the Vote hypocrites: Lena Dunham, Whoopi Goldberg and other celebs

    11/03/2014 2:25:30 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15:19 EST, 3 November 2014 | Francesca Chambers for MailOnline
    Didn't vote in the last midterm elections? It turns out many of the celebrities pressuring young people to vote in tomorrow's off-year elections didn't cast a ballot last time, either. According to the Washington Post at least five stars who participated in a recent Rock the Vote video urging youth to exercise their franchise didn't bother to show up to the polls themselves in 2010. View co-host Whoppi Goldberg, Orange is the New Black's Natasha Lyonne, Glee's Darren Criss, Girls creator Lena Dunham and Rich Kids of Beverly Hills star E.J. Johnson did not vote in the last midterm election,...
  • I, Robot … Was This The First Robot Ever Arrested?

    09/20/2014 1:04:15 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 02/18/2014 | Annalee Newitz, Matt Novak
    Was This The First Robot Ever Arrested? On August 18, 1982 the Beverly Hills Police Department took a rather unusual perp into custody: a robot called DC-2. The crime? Illegally distributing business cards and generally causing a commotion on North Beverly Drive. It was probably the first time a robot had ever been arrested. When BHPD approached DC-2, the person operating it via remote control refused to identify himself to police. Officers searched the immediate area, but whoever was behind the thing was nowhere to be found. The bot's mysterious operator wasn't afraid of a little joking around though, despite...
  • Who Is Marianne Williamson, the Kardashian Kandidate?

    04/12/2014 2:10:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 4/12 | Kat Stoeffel
    Followers of the Kardashian clan were introduced to an unlikely new character this week: Marianne Williamson, the independent candidate running for soon-to-retire Representative Henry Waxman’s seat in California’s 33rd district. “I went to hear @mariannewilliamson speak the other night w @kourtneykardash & @rachel_roy,” Kim reported on Instagram. “Very inspiring!” Also inspired by the 61-year-old author and spiritual adviser: Katy Perry and Nicole Richie, who attended a recent campaign event sporting new green and purple dye jobs respectively; Steven Tyler and Chaka Khan, who performed at a fund-raiser; and former Desperate Housewives Eva Longoria and Marcia Cross, who reunited at another...
  • OOPS: MATT DAMON'S 'ELYSIUM' ATTACKS EVERYTHING MATT DAMON STANDS FOR

    08/03/2013 9:05:47 AM PDT · by rhema · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/1/13 | John Nolte
    The Hollywood Reporter's Todd McCarthy shouldn't be surprised that director Neil Blokamp's "latest politically tinged sci-fi feature" falls apart during the third act. So did Blokamp's first politically tinged sci-fi feature, the overrated but promising "District 9." According to McCarthy's astute review, though, "Elysium" goes a step further into the arena of wild left-wing, Hollywood hypocrisy. Here is how McCarthy describes the world and plot of what is likely another box-office bomb from star Matt Damon: Blomkamp sets the dystopian juices flowing with images of future sprawling slums and urban ruin that one might initially take to be Mexico City...
  • Man, Clad Only In Boxers, Allegedly Goes On Rampage Inside Pricey Beverly Hills Eatery

    07/27/2013 1:58:58 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 44 replies
    cbsla.xcom ^ | July 26, 2013 11:19 PM | Cristy Fajardo
    BEVERLY HILLS (CBSLA.com) — Beverly Hills Police said a man — clad only in his boxers — went on a vandalism rampage Thursday evening inside a fancy restaurant in the 400 block of N. Canon Drive. Authorities said they received a call at 9:52 p.m. saying the man was destroying property and throwing glasses around the Enoteca Drago restaurant. Officials arrived on scene about a minute later and got into a foot pursuit with the man. The suspect reportedly ran south on N. Canon Drive where he ran into traffic. He allegedly slammed into a car and damaged the windshield....
  • NYC mob is Beverly Hillbullies

    06/05/2013 7:42:01 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 2 replies
    New York Post ^ | 06/03/13 | Mitchell Maddux
    Some of the biggest drug traffickers from New York — some of them linked to the Mafia — are flocking to Beverly Hills to meet suppliers, transact illicit deals and spend their dirty dollars amid the palm-lined streets and shimmering pools of the wealthy mecca, according to law-enforcement sources. “They seem to like the glamour of that life — the hobnobbing with celebrities and high-profile people,” one official told The Post, speaking on condition of anonymity.
  • Hillary Clinton Will Speak In Beverly Hills Tonight (to accept award honoring her public service)

    05/08/2013 11:11:16 AM PDT · by Jean S · 46 replies
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will be in Beverly Hills tonight to accept an award honoring her public service while a group holds a rally nearby to urge her to make another White House run.Clinton will receive the inaugural Warren Christopher Public Service Award from the Pacific Council on International Policy at a gala at the Beverly Wilshire hotel.The award will be presented hours after a hearing in Washington, D.C., of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which is scheduled to hear testimony from State Department official Gregory Hicks regarding the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the...
  • Group of female politicians rally around Greuel (@ the Feminist Majority Foundation's HQ)

    04/07/2013 5:15:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    LA Times ^ | 4/04/13 | Kate Linthicum, Seema Mehta
    **SNIP** "She's operational, she gets the job done," Pelosi (D-San Francisco) said during a round table meeting at the Feminist Majority Foundation's headquarters in Beverly Hills. "She's going to be focused on what she is doing here, but her election will lift up people across our country." Pelosi appeared with Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), U.S. Rep. Judy Chu (D-Monterey Park), U.S. Rep. Janice Hahn (D-San Pedro) and legendary Democratic party activist Roz Wyman, who in 1953 became the youngest person to win a Los Angeles City Council seat. Speaking in front of vintage pictures of suffragettes, the women all returned...
  • (Obamanomics Wrecks Havoc on Beverly Hills, CA) Dollar Store Seeks to Rub Elbows on Rodeo Drive

    10/17/2012 1:35:21 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 13, 2012 | By Dina Abou Salem
    If your Rodeo Drive shopping stops include Versace, Armani, Chanel and Tiffany & Co., perhaps you’d be interested in a store where you could drop a real bundle, of $1 bills that is. The 99 Cents Only Stores chain announced that it’s searching for a retail space on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, Calif., one of the toniest shopping strips in the world. “We think our store will do well. Our highest amounts of sales are happening in our branch on Wilshire Boulevard. We know for a fact a lot of customers there are coming from Beverly Hills. This store...
  • The 'Beverly Hillbillies' at 50 -- how would Jethro vote in 2012?

    09/26/2012 8:17:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 26, 2012 | Robert Thompson
    Fifty years ago today CBS introduced a new TV series that sharply divided American cultural opinion. Critics and intellectuals hated it, and it became for them a symbol of how far television had fallen since the so-called “golden age” of live, New York-based programs in the early days of the medium. Most everybody else felt differently, however. The show became an instant hit of mammoth proportions. It spent its first two seasons at the very top of the Nielsen ratings. At its peak, it was being watched by 60 million viewers per week. As late as 1982, eleven years after...
  • Three UFOs Filmed Over Beverly Hills

    09/11/2012 6:16:17 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 44 replies
    Gather ^ | September 10, 2012 | Jim Kane
    Startling footage of three UFO lights hovering the skies above Los Angeles is raising some interesting questions. Does this video prove the existence of aliens? And if so, why are the extraterrestrials monitoring Beverly Hills, of all places? The two-minute video is very high quality, and you can clearly see three lights moving in near unison. You can view the amazing footage here. Considering all the police, fire and news choppers flying over Los Angeles at night, it's certainly possible these lights were coming from helicopters. The only problem with that theory, however, is that there was absolutely no sound...