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By Sharifah Chammas, Richelle Ruta, & Irma Ramos on Jul 20, 2007 - 11:18:00 PM

What people are talking about this week: Apple to unveil a lower-priced Iphone based on the Ipod Nano.  Merriam-Webster officializes some cultural lingo in its this year's list of 100 new words.  Potter fans get new movie and the final book in the series determining Potter's fate.  Lady Bird Johnson, the nation's oldest former first lady, dead at 94. 

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By Irma Ramos, Richelle Ruta and Sharifah Chammas on Jun 18, 2007 - 2:57:00 PM

Hot Topics: No Tour for American Idol's Kelly Clarkson.  Michael Moore tackles U.S. healthcare in "Sicko."  Man accused of killing disabled man with baseball bat faces murder charge.  Prosecutor in Duke Rape Case resigns.  It's baby number three for Julia Roberts. Who's Your Daddy?: Eddie Murphy takes DNA paternity test for Scary Spice. 

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By Irma Ramos, Sharifah Chammas and Richelle Ruta on Jun 11, 2007 - 1:35:00 AM

L.A. Hot Topics: Miss Hilton's Not-So-Hot Week.  You're Fired: Isaiah Washington Dropped From Grey's Anatomy.  L.A. Mayor Splits from Wife. 

  Coldwater Canyon construction slated to begin May 14

By Kendra J. Richardson on May 13, 2007 - 5:01:00 PM
BEVERLY HILLS - Over several decades, the Coldwater Canyon reservoir has been in existence, but it is about to get a much needed makeover. The reservoir has been in operation since 1928 and has received all the necessary maintenance and repairs to keep it in good operation. However, due to unforeseen natural disasters, it is now in need of extensive renovations.

Schwarzenegger to sue EPA

By Kendra J. Richardson on May 6, 2007 - 3:57:00 PM
BEVERLY HILLS - The delay by the government to begin active regulations in regards to automobile emissions have made serious frustrations in the mind of California’s governor. Arnold Schwarzenegger has made it clear that he wants a noticeable progression in the handling of this issue by the government. He believes that the delay in his request is inappropriate and dismissive of the problem at hand.

  Search still on in Hollywood murder case

By Kendra J. Richardson on Apr 29, 2007 - 4:25:00 PM
HOLLYWOOD - The case is still cold for Hollywood police in the murder of a Cudahy man in March. However, their efforts have not subsided.  The mystery stems from the murder of 21 year old Miguel Macias. Macias was found shot to death in Hollywood while waiting for the bus, police believe. The murder leaves little evidence for police, in that, Macias was not robbed and appeared to have no gang ties. All aspects of the case are being re-examined, but police still remain at square one.

Destruction in Beverly Hills the result of wildfires

By Kendra J. Richardson on Apr 22, 2007 - 3:42:00 AM
BEVERLY HILLS - California, but particularly, Southern California is more susceptible to fire with the sessions of dry weather that the area is faced with. The devastation was brought closer to home in recent days as fires erupted in the Hollywood Hills last Thursday.

  Company hoping for natural gas terminal off Malibu coast

By Kendra J. Richardson on Apr 22, 2007 - 3:13:00 AM
MALIBU - The fate of a natural gas company was in the hands of the California State Commission this week with the task of deciding if it is environmentally safe, as well as, beneficial for the residents of Malibu for the placement of a gas terminal.

Beverly Hills Activist wants to diversify area high school

By Kendra J. Richardson on Apr 15, 2007 - 4:07:00 AM
BEVERLY HILLS - Beverly Hills High School is one of the most prestigious high schools in all of Los Angeles. However, a diversity program aimed to unify students of all races and ethnicities appears to be lacking a major component in the eyes of one activist; diversity.

  Halle Berry gets Hollywood's Second Top Honor

By Kendra J. Richardson on Apr 8, 2007 - 12:54:00 PM

HOLLYWOOD - To many, she’s the epitome of the Hollywood starlit. From her gritty roles in films such as “Monster’s Ball” and “Swordfish” to her action hero poweress in the “X-Men” trilogy, Halle Berry has definitely made her mark in the minds and now streets of Hollywood.

Father and son killed on the Pacific Coast Highway

By Kendra J. Richardson on Apr 8, 2007 - 12:49:00 PM
PACIFIC PALISADES - A difficult lesson was presented by police as two lives were taken in the early morning hours of April 4, 2007 in a fatal car crash. A suspected DUI motorist was driving the SUV that killed a movie director and his son on Wednesday in Pacific Palisades.

  OJ Simpson kept from book proceeds

By Kendra J. Richardson on Mar 25, 2007 - 2:57:00 PM
LOS ANGELES - In recent weeks, serious angst has come at the hands of OJ Simpson’s recent attempts to make money, all at the hands of the murders he claims that he did not commit. With book deals and television specials at their conclusions, a judge recently ordered Simpson to auction away his rights and to relinquish any royalties that he may have received at the hands of these deals.

Anti war protests take place in Hollywood

By Kendra J. Richardson on Mar 25, 2007 - 2:55:00 PM
HOLLYWOOD - All over the nation, but particularly closer to home, several people participated in anti war protests on the one year anniversary of the war in Iraq.

  Lancaster Animal Shelter leaving dogs in poverty and distress

By Kendra J. Richardson on Mar 18, 2007 - 12:30:00 PM
LOS ANGELES - To many, their pets are members of their families. Often dogs and their owners can be seen on the beaches in California or on nearby streets; throughout neighborhoods playing with children. Being that dogs can become such an intricate part of a person’s family imagine how you would feel if you were living in poverty or if you were subject to neglect by your living conditions. How about for a moment imagine how you would feel if your dog was forced to live that way. At the Lancaster Animal Shelter, dogs are living in disgustingly vial conditions with no real hope in sight. However, you can help.

LA designer charged with rape and sexual assault

By Kendra J. Richardson on Mar 18, 2007 - 5:17:00 AM
BEVERLY HILLS - “America’s Next Top Model” fashion designer Anand Jon Alexander has been charged with rape and sexual assault against two women and a fifteen year old girl, according to police.

  Santa Monica squirrels to receive birth control shot

By Kendra J. Richardson on Mar 11, 2007 - 4:23:00 PM
SANTA MONICA - In what appears to be a last ditch effort by officials, Santa Monica squirrel reproduction is being controlled by a measure that some feel is highly questionable.

West Hollywood scene for illegal immigrant raid

By Kendra J. Richardson on Mar 4, 2007 - 7:53:00 AM
HOLLYWOOD - The Bush administration has been firm in their plight to combat the frequent episodes of illegal immigrants entering the United States. Their efforts have brought light to several raids that have taken place in recent weeks.

  Hilary Clinton to visit Los Angeles

By Kendra J. Richardson on Mar 4, 2007 - 7:50:00 AM
LOS ANGELES - In what is definitely becoming the talk of the town, as well as, the beginning footsteps for history making, Hilary Rodham Clinton will continue on her campaign trail by visiting Los Angeles on Thursday.

Britney Spears shaves her head

By Kendra J. Richardson on Feb 25, 2007 - 3:56:00 PM

For the rapidly changing life of Britney Spears, one can still find it alarming when new news breaks about the star.  Spears, who recently filed for a divorce from her husband of two years, Kevin Federline has hit an all time high with her fans with her recent antics.

  Outage on BART

By Liset Villalta on Feb 25, 2007 - 1:09:00 AM
Oakland- A power outage in east Oakland robbed customers of power for a few hours. The workers of Pacific Gas ans Electric Company worked hard to fix the substation problems caused by a small fire.

Hollywood Drug Lord receives life in prison for 2 murders

By Kendra J. Richardson on Feb 18, 2007 - 5:06:00 PM

A well known Hollywood drug lord escaped the death penalty in his recent dealings with the law.  Kenneth “Supreme” McGriff was spared the death penalty and was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the murder of two men in 2001.

  Real owner of Anna Nicole Smith's Bahamas mansion still unknown

By Kendra J. Richardson on Feb 18, 2007 - 5:03:00 PM
The world is still in shock at the death of Anna Nicole Smith, however, her persona isn't on the minds of members of her family and friends.  For the second time, over last weekend, disputes are fresh over the late star's Bahamas residence and who the rightful owner is.

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