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  • Woman found near Manson murders IDed after 47 years

    Jurvetson's body was found Nov. 16, 1969, by a birdwatcher in dense brush off the iconic Mulholland Drive. She had been stabbed 150 times and didn't have identification. ... After going unidentified for years, Jurvetson eventually became known Jane Doe No. 59. The location and timing of her killing, just a few miles away from several Manson family murders, has long fueled speculation that Jurvetson's case was connected. ... Police said they used DNA to identify Jurvetson after her sister recognized a photo posted of the young woman's body online. The sister, Anne Jurvetson, told People that the "free-spirited and...
  • Unions' $15 Minimum Wage About-Face

    04/25/2016 1:56:11 PM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | Apr 25, 2016 | Rex Sinquefield
    Recent discussions within Los Angeles labor groups reveal inherent hypocrisy within the “Fight for $15” campaign. Unions paid plenty of lip service toward this effort, which would raise the minimum wage to $15. The Los Angeles City Council is considering a measure that would raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 by 2020, and this month California Governor Jerry Brown signed a law raising the state’s minimum wage to $15 by 2022. It seems that unions should be celebrating this supposed win for workers – yet union leaders are currently seeking an exemption to the $15-an-hour minimum wage for union...
  • L.A. Diary: Stoners for Trump, and a Case of ‘Cruz-mentum’

    04/22/2016 5:08:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The National Review's The Corner ^ | April 21, 2016 | Michael Potemra
    When I was a lad, I very much enjoyed the comedy of Cheech & Chong. Tonight, at the Novo by Microsoft theatre in downtown Los Angeles, I got to see them live. Their humor comes from a gentler, and now rather distant, time in our nation’s history, but only one of the many bits actually felt dated. Amid the drug-related and social-observation material came a genuine political surprise. An anti-Trump joke in the opening act fell a little flat, and a few minutes later, when the main act got under way, Cheech asked the audience, “Are there any Donald Trump...
  • Clean air advocate: California has nation's dirtiest air

    04/20/2016 2:01:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 20, 2016 3:10 AM EDT | Scott Smith
    Millions of Californians live in places with dirty air, according to an annual report card issued Wednesday that ranks two major urban areas in the state as the nation’s most polluted. Bakersfield tops the list for having the most unhealthy days from airborne particles spewed by highway traffic, diesel trucks, farm equipment and fireplaces, the American Lung Association’s State of the Air 2016 report says. Los Angeles remains the nation’s leader in harmful ozone pollution from car tailpipes emitting smog, the report says. Air pollution can trigger asthma attacks, heart attacks, lead to lung cancer and cause premature death. […]...
  • California minimum wage hike hits L.A. apparel industry: 'The exodus has begun'

    04/17/2016 7:35:53 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 32 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 4/15/2016 | Shan Li and Natalie Kitroeff
    Los Angeles was once the epicenter of apparel manufacturing, attracting buyers from across the world to its clothing factories, sample rooms and design studios. But over the years, cheap overseas labor lured many apparel makers to outsource to foreign competitors in far-flung places such as China and Vietnam. Now, Los Angeles firms are facing another big hurdle — California's minimum wage hitting $15 an hour by 2022 — which could spur more garment makers to exit the state. Last week American Apparel, the biggest clothing maker in Los Angeles, said it might outsource the making of some garments to another...
  • Unions champion higher minimum wages but support loopholes that exempt their own union workers

    04/10/2016 7:28:30 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    AEIdeas ^ | April 10, 2016 | Mark J. Perry
    union hypocrisy and betrayal of its membership ... a series of loopholes that cut union workers out of the very pay increases their leaders have championed. ... written into the fine print of wage ordinances in a dozen California cities at labor leaders’ urging. San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland and Santa Monica have all adopted union waivers in their most recent minimum wage laws. L.A. city officials are expected to indicate whether they will include such an exemption in their own $15 minimum wage at a hearing next week. ... Thanks to the “union waivers” agreed to by union leaders,...
  • Outrage after big labor crafts law paying their members less than non-union workers

    04/10/2016 11:50:56 AM PDT · by grundle · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 9, 2016 | Peter Jamison
    ... Under an obscure provision of the city's wage hike, unionized hotels were granted an exemption allowing them to pay their employees less... ... a series of loopholes that cut union workers out of the very pay increases their leaders have championed... San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland and Santa Monica have all adopted union waivers in their most recent minimum wage laws... At the Sheraton Universal Hotel, a longtime union property, bellhops, waiters and banquet servers make California's current minimum wage: $10 an hour... Those doing the same jobs at a non-union Hilton less than 500 feet away make at...
  • The Call: Azusa Now

    04/09/2016 12:04:27 PM PDT · by SetFree · 86 replies
    Azusa Now ^ | 4/9/2016 | Lou Engle
    In the city of angels a day for praise, worship, asking forgiveness and declaration of the Lord's goodness to America and the nations...in the way of thy will be done on earth (now, today)as it is in heaven. A coliseum of believers from many nations joining in spiritual warfare for good. 7:30 AM to 10:30 PM Pacific Time.
  • Wild Police Chase (TR) (Los Angeles - Police do NOTHING)

    04/07/2016 6:14:51 PM PDT · by Loud Mime · 31 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 4-7-2016 | Joseph Serna, Richard Winton
    Story at link Wild police pursuit in rain includes 'doughnuts' on the 101, hugs and a TMZ tour bus
  • Charlie Sheen Under Felony Investigation for Threatening to Put a $20k Hit on Ex-Porn Star Fiance

    04/06/2016 5:04:20 PM PDT · by drewh · 30 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 6, 2016 | Kipp Jones
    The Los Angeles Police Department launched a felony investigation into Charlie Sheen Tuesday after the actor allegedly made death threats against his former fiancée, porn star Brett Rossi, according to numerous reports. The reported investigation centers on allegations made by Rossi, whose legal name is Scottine Ross, during an interview with the LAPD last week. Ross is suing Sheen in civil court and claims he did not disclose his HIV-positive before they had unprotected sex. She filed a “criminal threats” report last week in California, and was awarded an emergency restraining order against Sheen. Police are reportedly working to obtain...
  • Christian cross has no place on L.A. County seal, judge rules

    04/07/2016 1:57:32 PM PDT · by kingu · 49 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 7th, 2016 | Abby Sewell
    In a long-awaited ruling, a federal judge has sided with plaintiffs who argued it was unconstitutional for Los Angeles County supervisors to place a Christian cross on the county seal. A divided Board of Supervisors voted in 2014 to reinstate the cross on top of a depiction of the San Gabriel Mission, which appears on the seal among other symbols of county history. They were sued by the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California and a group of religious leaders and scholars, who said placement of the cross on the seal unconstitutionally favored Christianity over other religions.
  • Dramatic rise in crime casts a shadow on downtown L.A.'s gentrification

    09/02/2015 7:30:00 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 13 replies
    LA Times ^ | 9/2/2015 | Ben Poston and Kate Mather
    As Lauren Mishkind was walking along 7th Street this summer in downtown Los Angeles, a man pulled a handgun and pointed it at another person standing behind her. Terrified, she hid behind a car while the assailant tackled the victim. "I was just shaking for the rest of the day," said Mishkind, who lives downtown and works at an architectural firm in the area. "You kind of assume it's par for the course living down here, which is kind of more shocking." Crime has jumped across the city this year, but nowhere has the increase been as large as in...
  • Stung by Trump's attacks, Mexico names ambassador to U.S. who is expected to fight back

    04/05/2016 10:53:07 PM PDT · by blueplum · 21 replies
    LA Times ^ | 05 April 2016 | Tracy Wilkinson
    Donald Trump's hyperbolic rhetoric about Mexico apparently has claimed a victim. Mexico abruptly replaced its low-profile ambassador to Washington with an experienced, well-traveled diplomat and put a public relations expert into its Foreign Ministry’s top spot for American affairs. {snip} Named to replace him is Carlos Manuel Sada Solana, who has been consul general in Los Angeles for three years and previously served at Mexican consulates in New York, Chicago, Toronto and San Antonio. A Mexican Foreign Ministry statement announcing the changes emphasized Sada’s “broad experience … protecting the rights of Mexicans in North America, as well as defending the...
  • Bronze Monument Honoring 4-Legged Crime Fighters Unveiled In Anaheim (CA)

    04/03/2016 7:07:28 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 5 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | April 3, 2016
    ANAHEIM (CBSLA.com) — For the first time in Anaheim, a special tribute has been unveiled honoring the city's four-legged crime fighters. The bronze monument was revealed Sunday at La Palma Dog Park on N. Anaheim Boulevard and was inspired by former Anaheim K-9 police officer, Bruno.
  • Neighbors said gay man shot by father had troubled history

    04/03/2016 11:46:31 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 20 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 4/2/2016 | Matt Stevens and Cindy Carcamo
    Friends and neighbors of a man who has been charged with killing his son because he was gay said Saturday that the young man had a troubled history and was involved in several incidents that resulted in the police being called to the house. On Friday, Shehada Khalil Issa, 69, of North Hills was charged with fatally shooting his son, Amir Issa, 29, outside the family’s home earlier this week because he was gay, according to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office. “The murder was committed because of the victim’s sexual orientation and because of the defendant’s perception of that...
  • Christians urged to embrace 'powerful' Black Lives Matter movement [The New Christianity]

    04/02/2016 7:04:39 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 56 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 4/2/2016 | Leo Hohmann
    A speaker at an evangelical Christian college urged students to accept the views of Black Lives Matter and consider themselves as having benefited from white privilege while looking to the Palestinians for inspiration in how to get along with one’s adversaries. The Rev. Christena Cleveland, a social psychologist who teaches at Duke University School of Divinity and authored the book "Disunity in Christ," brought a message of reconciliation and "love without exception" to Biola University in Los Angeles last week. At a conference titled "Love No Matter What: Politics, Sex, Race and the Way of the Cross," Cleveland touted the...
  • Los Angeles father charged with killing son for being gay [R.O.P.?]

    04/02/2016 4:18:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 2, 2016 6:39 AM EDT
    <p>A man accused of fatally shooting his son outside a home where his wife was found dead has been charged with one count of premeditated murder as a hate crime, with prosecutors alleging he killed his son for being gay.</p>
  • California Mayor Bans Trump From Campaigning in Her City

    04/02/2016 8:33:19 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 93 replies
    Wasington Examiner ^ | 4/1/216 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump may want to avoid West Hollywood when he campaigns in California ahead of the state's potentially decisive June 7 primary. Lindsey Horvath, the mayor of West Hollywood, Calif., which is located in the heart of Los Angeles County and home to a sizable population of gay men, penned a letter to Trump this week explaining that he is unwelcome in her city. "With the primary making its way to California, as West Hollywood's Mayor, I want to make very clear that your campaign of violence and intimidation is not welcome in our City," she wrote...
  • On campuses across the country, students are standing up for Donald Trump

    04/01/2016 5:05:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | April 1, 2016 | Rosanna Xia
    Hunkered behind a MacBook decorated with stickers that read "This laptop was brought to you by capitalism" and "TRUMP 2016," Jake Lopez bounces T-shirt slogans off his friend Ian McIlvoy. "Trumplicans," he says, nodding with satisfaction. "I think it'll take off." Lopez is the California director of Students for Trump. Working from his dorm at Westmont College, he helps marshal the thousands of students who are pounding out phone calls, taping up fliers and blanketing Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat in an effort to persuade their peers that Donald Trump is the man. Although vastly outnumbered nationwide by left-leaning classmates chanting...
  • Donald Trump is now the least popular American politician in three decades

    04/01/2016 12:10:58 PM PDT · by Innovative · 110 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 1, 2016 | David Lauter
    Controversy over Trump has failed to dent his standing with his core supporters in the Republican primaries, but his image among the rest of the electorate has plunged. The share of Americans with an unfavorable view of Trump is extraordinary: 68% in the most recent Bloomberg poll, 67% in the CNN/ORC survey, 67% in the ABC/Washington Post poll, 65% from Gallup. The 57% unfavorable rating he received in the most recent CBS/New York Times survey looks mild by comparison.
  • Confirmed: Demoralized Cops Equal Higher Crime

    04/01/2016 7:00:12 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 31, 2016 | Jack Dunphy
    Confirmed: Demoralized Cops Equal Higher Crime Jack Dunphy Gentle readers, fasten your seatbelts. We are about to embark on a virtual tour on which you will join me in a Los Angeles Police Department patrol car cruising some of the city’s most crime-ridden neighborhoods. We will be patrolling the LAPD’s 77th Street Division, which year after year ranks at or near the top in violent crime among the city’s 21 patrol divisions. The Los Angeles Times tracks crime in more than 200 communities across L.A. County, and five of the top ten on the list are in 77th Street Division....
  • Bernie Sanders calls George Clooney's $33,400-a-ticket Hillary Clinton fundraiser 'obscene'

    03/28/2016 12:43:31 PM PDT · by dennisw · 35 replies
    dailymail ^ | 28 March 2016 | Ashley Collman
    George Clooney is hosting a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton on April 15 where seats at the head table cost $353,400 a couple The next night, another fundraiser will be held at Clooney's Los Angeles home and tickets are $33,400 each On Sunday, Bernie Sanders called the two fundraisers 'obscene' in an interview on CNN 'The people coming to this event have undue influence on the political process,' Sanders said Most of Sanders' fundraisers are '$15 or $50', he said 'It is obscene that Secretary Clinton keeps going to big-money people to fund her campaign,' Sanders said on CNN's State of...
  • Deal Reached To Take California Minimum Wage To $15 An Hour; Some Workers Fear For Their Tips

    03/27/2016 8:46:44 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 65 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | March 27, 2016 | Associated Press
    SACRAMENTO (CBSLA.com/AP) — California legislators and labor unions have reached a tentative agreement that will take the state’s minimum wage from $10 to $15 an hour, a state senator said, a move that would make for the largest statewide minimum in the nation by far. “This is not a done deal,” Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco said Saturday. “Everyone’s been operating in good faith and we hope to get it through the Legislature.” Leno said if an agreement is finalized, it would go before the Legislature as part of his minimum-wage bill that stalled last year. If the Legislature approves...
  • Donald Trump leads in California primary race but threatens a GOP fracture

    03/27/2016 11:16:42 AM PDT · by Iowa David · 34 replies
    LA Times ^ | 3/27/2016 | Cathleen Decker
    ....But among the voters most likely to turn out, the poll shows the race between Trump and Cruz is nearly tied, with Trump at 36% versus Cruz at 35%. The difference illustrates how a low turnout in the June 7 primary could hurt Trump and boost Cruz....
  • Poll: ftmPoll Donald Trump leads in California primary race but threatens a GOP fracture

    03/27/2016 8:56:00 AM PDT · by Innovative · 10 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 27, 2016 | Cathleen Decker
    Riding a rebellion fueled by opposition to illegal immigration and pessimism about the nation's future, Donald Trump leads a scrambling duo of competitors less than three months before California's Republican presidential primary, a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times statewide poll has found. Yet the party whose nomination he is seeking has fractured because of his candidacy, with ominous prospects for Republicans if the New York businessman emerges victorious after the party's summer convention.
  • Poll Donald Trump leads in California primary race but threatens a GOP fractur

    03/27/2016 8:51:59 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 34 replies
    LA LA Times ^ | March 27, 2016 | Cathleen Decker
    Riding a rebellion fueled by opposition to illegal immigration and pessimism about the nation's future, Donald Trump leads a scrambling duo of competitors less than three months before California's Republican presidential primary, a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times statewide poll has found. Yet the party whose nomination he is seeking has fractured because of his candidacy, with ominous prospects for Republicans if the New York businessman emerges victorious after the party's summer convention. A quarter of California Republican voters polled said they would refuse to vote for Trump in November if he is the party's nominee. Almost one-third of those...
  • Why so many voters are drawn to Donald Trump

    03/26/2016 5:41:41 PM PDT · by Innovative · 58 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 26, 2016 | Steve Lopez
    The way the presidential campaign is shaping up, Ventura musician Jon Gindick may do something he's never done before. "I've never voted for a Republican," the registered Democrat told me. "I like Trump." A waiter told me he thought Trump's trade restrictions would create more jobs at higher wages. A couple wearing matching red, white and blue shirts told me their healthcare costs had tripled under Obamacare — a program Trump says he'll shred. To Gindick, Trump's remarks about criminals coming across the border were refreshingly honest, and not at all a condemnation of all immigrants or Latinos in general....
  • So Agreeable: Clinton Nods Almost Non-Stop During Roundtable Discussion

    03/26/2016 8:16:58 AM PDT · by kevcol · 35 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 24, 2016 | David Rutz
    Hillary Clinton could not stop showing her agreement during a roundtable in Los Angeles on Thursday, nodding her head almost without a break for at least three-and-a-half minutes during one man’s remarks. Salam Al-Marayati, the head of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, spoke at length near the end of the roundtable with other Muslim community leaders about, among things, the positive role Muslims could play in the United States in combatting radicalization. Clinton, seated to his right, nodded fervently throughout his speech. She also nodded a lot at the other speakers that discussed myriad issues involving the American Muslim community....
  • Vin Scully: 'Kind of embarrassing' to be focus of Dodgers' TV negotiations

    03/24/2016 11:29:10 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 22 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 23, 2016 | Bill Shaikin
    As the Dodgers and Time Warner Cable invoked the name of Vin Scully in lobbying DirecTV to carry SportsNet LA, the Hall of Fame broadcaster said Wednesday he was not entirely comfortable "to have my name tossed into a negotiation.” Said Scully: “I’m pretty shy with that kind of stuff.” The beloved Scully, 88, is entering his 67th and final season as voice of the Dodgers. A TWC spokesman said Tuesday that the company had cut its asking price for the Dodgers-owned channel "especially because of the historic nature of this year, with it being Vin Scully’s final season.”
  • Ignore Cruz And Trump — Scapegoating Muslims Is An Un-American Response To The Brussels Attacks

    03/22/2016 5:57:45 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 78 replies
    LA Times ^ | March 21, 2016
    Ignore Cruz And Trump — Scapegoating Muslims Is An Un-American Response To The Brussels Attacks It has been clear at least since the massacre in Paris last November that jihadist terrorists are embedded in Europe, difficult to detect and determined to engage in spectacular acts of violence. So while Tuesday's carnage in Brussels was horrific, it also was achingly familiar. This time more than 30 people were killed and hundreds injured in separate attacks at the Brussels airport and at a downtown subway close to the headquarters of the European Union. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks. While condemnations...
  • George Clooney bashes Donald Trump in Hillary Clinton fundraising letter

    03/21/2016 10:44:35 PM PDT · by Innovative · 31 replies
    LA Times ^ | March 21, 2016 | Nardine Saad
    George Clooney made his political proclivities known in an open letter that pointedly bashed Republican front-runner Donald Trump. The Hillary Clinton campaign emailed Clooney's letter to supporters on Monday, in which he called for voters to rally behind the Democratic presidential hopeful and her "voice of tolerance and experience." The actor-activist and his wife, Amal, a human-rights lawyer, are hosting a fundraiser for Clinton at their Los Angeles home next month.
  • Lucy Jones is leaving her job - to shake up more than just earthquakes

    03/20/2016 9:34:30 AM PDT · by thecodont · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 18, 2016 | Rosanna Xia
    The questions were coming fast and frantic: How strong was the earthquake? Was it on the San Andreas? Is the Big One coming? A massive temblor had struck near Joshua Tree shortly before 10 p.m., causing buildings to sway all the way to Las Vegas. As the public braced for more shaking, the media flocked to Caltech that night in 1992. One woman seemed to have all the answers. It was a magnitude 6.1, explained U.S. Geological Survey seismologist Lucy Jones, and the odds of a larger quake in the next three days stood at 15%. She shifted her weight...
  • Lufthansa reports near miss with drone over Los Angeles

    03/18/2016 7:35:23 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    reuters ^ | 03/18/2016
    The close encounter between the wide-body, four-engine Airbus A380 and the drone occurred at about 1:30 p.m. at an altitude of 5,000 feet (152 metres) as the unmanned aircraft passed about 200 feet (61 meters) over the Lufthansa flight 14 miles (22.5 km) east of the airport, the FAA said. No evasive action was taken by the airline crew, and the plane, Lufthansa Flight 456, safely made its landing minutes later without further incident, according to FAA spokesman Ian Gregor. The FAA immediately alerted the Los Angeles Police Department's air support division, an LAPD spokesman said. The number of passengers...
  • Column Democrats beware: Donald Trump is finding success well outside the Republican fringe

    03/18/2016 6:12:05 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 16,2016 | Doyle McManus
    Ask Trump supporters why they back him, and you hear different versions of the same litany: He's not a politician. He's a businessman who can get things done. He doesn't bow to “political correctness.” “He's a billionaire,” explained Deborah Patronik, Richard's wife. “He's saying a lot of things that we're thinking,” said Gil Brown, 54, an African American businessman from Lakeland. “It's so refreshing to hear somebody say things clearly.” (Brown said he wasn't worried about Trump's views on race. “I've been on the receiving end of racism. I know what it's like,” he said. “I'm not hearing it from...
  • Mike Murphy to teach college seminars on the White House race

    03/14/2016 9:43:13 AM PDT · by kevcol · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | March 14, 2016 | Nolan D. McCaskill
    Mike Murphy, who helmed the Right to Rise super PAC backing Jeb Bush's presidential run, will lead seminars on the race for the White House as a University of Chicago Institute of Politics fellow, the school announced Monday. . . . Murphy, who is based in Los Angeles, spent more than $100 million through Right to Rise in his attempt to boost Bush's White House run
  • Keith Emerson of Emerson Lake and Palmer Dies

    03/11/2016 12:23:43 PM PST · by Borges · 112 replies
    Ultimate Classic Rock ^ | 3/11/2016 | Nick DeRiso
    Keith Emerson, the outsized co-founding keyboardist in Emerson Lake and Palmer has died. Long-time bandmate Carl Palmer’s publicist has posted a message that confirms Emerson’s passing last night (March 10) in Santa Monica, Calif. He was 71. “Keith was a gentle soul whose love for music and passion for his performance as a keyboard player will remain unmatched for many years to come,” Palmer said. “He was a pioneer and an innovator whose musical genius touched all of us in the worlds of rock, classical and jazz.”
  • Keith Emerson, keyboardist of Emerson, Lake and Palmer dead of apparent suicide

    03/11/2016 10:57:27 PM PST · by West Texas Chuck · 40 replies
    When I was in high school, none of us had ever heard anything like this music. It was life changing. I will never forget sitting in Bill Barret's trailer in Plainview TX listening to this album over and over. RIP Keith.
  • Keith Emerson Dead at 71

    03/12/2016 8:59:31 AM PST · by howlinhound · 18 replies
    Not sure if this has been posted here yet but Keith Emerson of the 70's band Emerson, Lake and Palmer has been found dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 71 and living in California.
  • ELP Star Keith Emerson 'Shot Himself Because He Could No Longer Perform For His Fans'

    03/13/2016 3:06:05 PM PDT · by LS · 75 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 3/13/2016 | Caroline Graham
    Rock star Keith Emerson killed himself because he feared he was no longer good enough as a musician, his girlfriend exclusively told The Mail on Sunday last night. The 71-year-old founder and keyboard player of Emerson, Lake and Palmer was 'tormented with worry' about upcoming concerts in Japan because nerve damage to a hand had affected his playing, said Mari Kawaguchi. She found Emerson's body when she returned to the apartment the couple shared in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, early on Friday morning. He had shot himself with a gun he kept for protection. 'Keith wasn't feeling well on Thursday...
  • Nancy Reagan, widow of Ronald Reagan, dead at 94

    03/06/2016 9:09:03 AM PST · by Washi · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/6/2016 | FoxNews.com
    Nancy Reagan, the widow of President Ronald Reagan and passionately devoted keeper of his flame, died Sunday morning of congestive heart failure at 94, according to her spokesperson. Reagan died at her home in Los Angeles. She's set to be buried at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, next to her husband. Prior to the funeral, there will be an opportunity for members of the public to pay their respects at the Library, the spokesperson said. Details had not yet been announced Sunday afternoon.
  • Nancy Reagan, an Influential and Stylish First Lady, Dies at 94

    03/06/2016 10:12:10 AM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 80 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 6, 2016 | LOU CANNON
    Nancy Reagan, the influential and stylish wife of the 40th president of the United States who unabashedly put Ronald Reagan at the center of her life but who became a political figure in her own right, died on Sunday at her home in Los Angeles. She was 94. The cause was congestive heart failure, according to a statement from Joanne Drake, a spokeswoman for Mrs. Reagan.
  • Former first lady Nancy Reagan has died at the age of 94, according to TMZ.

    03/06/2016 8:38:27 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 238 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 06, 2016
    Former first lady Nancy Reagan has died at the age of 94, according to TMZ. She married Ronald Reagan in 1952 and served as first lady in from 1981 to 1989.
  • Blood-stained knife found buried on OJ Simpson’s estate

    03/04/2016 5:55:14 AM PST · by PROCON · 94 replies
    nypost.com ^ | March 4, 2016 | Chris Perez
    A construction worker found a blood-stained knife buried on OJ Simpson’s property “years ago” — and gave it to an off-duty cop who kept it in his home before finally turning it over to police, a report says. Law enforcement sources told TMZ that the blade is a folding buck knife, which is now being tested for hair and fingerprints after being handed over to the L.A.P.D.’s Robbery Homicide Division in January. It will be tested for DNA and other biological evidence at the department’s Serology Unit next week, sources told the site.
  • Mitt Romney: Demise of Legacy Media Empowering Conservative ‘Insurgents,’ ...

    10/21/2015 6:31:14 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 38 replies
    Failed GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney lamented that the demise of traditional media is empowering Republican “insurgents” and preventing establishment Republicans from compromising more with Democrats. As the Republican establishment is trying convince Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) 58% to run for House Speaker, Romney told David Axelrod on a recent “The Axe Files” podcast that the “extremes within our respective parties are having a louder and louder voice and demanding more attention” and “immediate action” as opposed to more “collaborative action.”
  • Obama: Donald Trump won't be president and shouldn't be given the nuclear codes

    02/20/2016 7:09:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 195 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | February 16, 2016
    Donald Trump "will not be president" despite his commanding lead in the Republican field, President Obama flatly declared Tuesday, bluntly questioning Trump's temperament while asserting that a restive electorate would ultimately make a "sensible choice." It was Obama's most scathing assessment of the Republican nomination battle to date as he argued that Trump's views were the norm, not the exception, in the Republican Party, and that the front-runner had no business being given access to nuclear weapons or deciding how to prevent a banking crisis. "Whoever is standing where I'm standing right now has the nuclear codes with them, and...
  • Los Angeles-area methane leak declared permanently sealed

    02/18/2016 1:47:58 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2-18-2016 | PAULA LEHMAN
    An underground natural gas pipeline rupture that caused the largest methane leak ever in California has been permanently capped, paving the way for thousands of displaced Los Angeles residents to return home, state regulators said on Thursday. The leak, which began in October, was confirmed by a series of independent laboratory tests to have been successfully sealed as of Wednesday night, officials said. The leak originated from a broken injection-well pipe deep beneath the surface of the 3,600-acre (1,457-hectare) Aliso Canyon natural gas storage field, owned by Southern California Gas Co. State officials said the uncontrolled release of 80,000 tonnes...
  • Scientists develop new app that uses your cellphone to detect earthquakes

    02/14/2016 12:19:37 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 02/12/2016 | Rosanna Xia and Rong-Gong Lin II
    Users who download the app will be sending data to scientists when an earthquake as small as a magnitude 5 hits. By harvesting information from hundreds of phones closest to the earthquake, scientists will be able to test a computer system that could, in the future, dispatch early warnings that shaking is seconds or minutes away to people farther away from the earthquake’s origin. For instance, if a quake started in San Bernardino, cell phones there could register the quake and quickly help send warnings to smartphone users in Los Angeles. "This is a citizen science project," said Richard Allen,...
  • Father of Son Murdered by Illegal Immigrant: Trump Was “Sent From God”

    02/15/2016 2:33:06 AM PST · by Byron_the_Aussie · 41 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Feb 14th, 2016 4:33 pm | Jim Hoft
    Donald Trump released a 30 second ad on Illegal Immigration on Friday. The ad includes photos of Jas Shaw, a 17 year-old football star, who was gunned down outside his home by an illegal gang member who just got out of prison. Jas dad Jamiel Shaw is supporting Donald Trump for president because he knows Trump will end illegal immigration. Jamiel Shaw, a former Democrat who supports the GOP frontrunner, says Donald Trump was sent from God. The Washington Examiner reported: A new ad released Friday by Donald Trumps campaign team tells the story of Jamiel Shaw, a Los Angeles...
  • Israel’s Apartheid Libel: South African Students Weigh In

    02/11/2016 3:35:02 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    The Jewish Star ^ | 2/11 | Eitan Arom
    About two-dozen people filed into Dodd 175 at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) campus last Thursday night, scouting out seats and picking at the kosher pizza in the back of the lecture hall. Miyelani Pinini knows the drill. A former student president of the University of Cape Town in South Africa, she's attended and even organized her share of free-pizza events. But now she and a fellow South African student leader -- both non-Jewish black people -- were the stars of this one, brought to campus by StandWithUs, a pro-Israel education and advocacy organization, and Students Supporting Israel,...
  • Belief in all-knowing, punitive gods aided the growth of human societies, study says

    02/11/2016 12:45:38 PM PST · by Reeses · 32 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 2/10/2016 | Amina Khan, cheap labor reporter
    Belief in moral-watching, all-knowing, punitive gods might have helped human societies grow far beyond small, close-knit groups, a new study shows. Researchers who ran an experiment with a total of 591 people in eight different small-scale societies around the world found that people who believed their deity of choice knew about their misdeeds and would punish them were more likely to play fairly in a game where money was on the line. The findings, described in the journal Nature, hint at the integral role that certain religious beliefs may have played in the dramatic expansion of human societies.