Los Angeles Area Events

Spielberg Endorses Clinton in Her Race for the Presidency

By Jasmine Ahdout on Jul 1, 2007 - 6:29:00 PM
Famous Hollywood film producer and director, Steven Spielberg, has decided to endorse US Senator Hilary Rodham Clinton for the democratic nomination for President in 2008.

  Fashion Week Spotlight on: Tart

By Liset Villalta on Apr 1, 2007 - 12:29:00 AM
Culver City-Jamie Finegold never intended to be a clothing designer. He was simply helping his fellow classmates who needed shorts and shirts for a volley ball tournament. From then on he continued to design shirts for sorority and fraternity events. Finally in 1996 JD & Fine Company launched out of his home. His clothing company has steadily continued to grow into one of the most recognized companies in fashion.

Celebrities Rock The Shrine

By Liset Villalta on Nov 26, 2006 - 10:00:00 PM

Traffic around USC was as bad as rush hour traffic on the 405. Celebrities and people alike rushed to the Shrine auditorium Tuesday night for the 34th American Music Awards. The show, started by Dick Clark in 1973, brings together music from all walks—inspirational, contemporary, hip hop and R&B.

  Shop Till You Drop!

By Liset Villalta on Nov 19, 2006 - 10:00:00 PM
Celebrity Shop till You Drop was held at the Montmartre Lounge on the Hollywood strip. This event, hosted by Kami Shade, featured up and coming jewelry and clothing designers as well as her own budding line of clothing.

Police Action Turns Violent

By Jasmine Ahdout on Oct 1, 2006 - 10:00:00 PM
***image1:left** When the LAUSD police responded to a complaint about skateboarders lingering in the loading dock area behind a Sav-On, no one thought that the response would lead to such a huge predicament. Many witnesses to this scene would agree that there was indeed an inappropriate use of police force to correct what was originally just a small problem.

  Hollywood Stars Speak Out Against Malibu Gas Terminal

By Jasmine Ahdout on Sep 24, 2006 - 10:00:00 PM

Parents of Autistic Boy Sue Pacific Palisades Boy Scout Troop

By Jasmine Ahdout on Sep 3, 2006 - 10:00:00 PM
The parents of a high-functioning boy with autism filed a discrimination suit against the Pacific Palisades Boy Scout troop on Thursday, Aug. 17, alleging discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

  Man Who Made False Bomb Threat on Jet Blue Flight in Custody

By Jasmine Ahdout on Sep 3, 2006 - 10:00:00 PM
A man was denied permission to board a Jet Blue flight leaving Long Beach airport Saturday night after he arrived late for his flight. Yechezkel Wells, 21, later went on to call in and falsely claim a bomb on board.

Malibu Pier Name Dispute Ends, Belongs to Public

By Jasmine Ahdout on Aug 20, 2006 - 10:00:00 PM
MALIBU - For the past few years, there has been a recent hot dispute over who has rights of the name “Malibu Pier”. In 1999, Stephen Harper, a business development specialist had the clever, yet later found unacceptable, idea to take advantage of the fact that the state of California did not register the Malibu Pier name when it obtained the structure 26 years with the intention to preserve it. With this incident was raised the fundamental question of whether private entities could actually use the names of public landmarks for business purposes.

  College students stricken in freeway shooting

By Jasmine Ahdout on Aug 20, 2006 - 10:00:00 PM
Early Thursday morning, there was a car-to-car shooting on the Azusa Avenue onramp of the Pomona (60) Freeway, leaving two young males in critical condition. A group of five college students were leaving a party in Rowland Heights and were on their way home when their vehicle, a Honda, was hit by several rounds of gunfire from another vehicle.

Palisades Resident Meets President Bush, Supports Troops

By Jasmine Ahdout on Jul 23, 2006 - 10:00:00 PM
PACIFIC PALISADES: 20-year Palisades resident, Linda Patterson, president and founder of the Palisades based America Supporting Americans group (ASA), had a chance to travel to Washington D.C and meet with President Bush.

  Sunday Market Improving Santa Monica

By Chavonne O'Rear on Jul 9, 2006 - 10:00:00 PM
The people of Santa Monica have long enjoyed the weekly Santa Monica Farmers’ Market on Main Street.  Each Sunday, community members come to get fresh picks on fruits and vegetables, from blueberries to nectarines to asparagus.  The Sunday Market offers an outstanding array of high quality produce, but for food in the meantime, it also features booths that sell breakfast, lunch, coffee and tea. Even better, the Sunday Santa Monica Farmers’ Market is now a “Zero Waste” Market.

Pop LA: Lecture and Book Signing at LACMA

By Ashley Halloran on Jul 9, 2006 - 9:29:00 PM
Cécile Whiting, Professor of Art History and Visual Studies, Cecile Whiting, will be holding a free lecture at LACMA next weekend. She will be discussing her new book Pop L.A.: Art and the City in the 1960s to complement the current David Hockney exhibit.

  Twilight Dance Series Again a Hit in Santa Monica

By Chavonne O'Rear on Jul 2, 2006 - 10:00:00 PM
Get your groove on at the 22nd Annual Santa Monica Pier Twilight Dance Series!  This year’s series started this past Thursday, June 29 and will run until August 31, 2006.  For ten Thursday evenings, free outdoor concerts will be held on the Pier, featuring artists from the reggae to hip-hop to Latin-rock genres. 

PALpalooza, A Huge Impact with Santa Monica Kids

By Chavonne O'Rear on Jul 2, 2006 - 10:00:00 PM
The Santa Monica Police Activities League (PAL) offers free educational, cultural and athletic activities for more than 1,600 boys and girls living or going to school in Santa Monica.  This past Wednesday, June 28, youths and their families were able to enjoy the second annual PALpalooza.  This event was held at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier.  Guests were able to enjoy Pacific Park rides, view classic and contemporary patrol vehicles and canine and horse units, and meet SWAT team members. 

  BHPD Celebrates Chief Snowden's Service to Community

By Chavonne O'Rear on Jun 25, 2006 - 10:32:00 PM

Beverly Hills-Beverly Hills Chief of Police David L. Snowden recently celebrated his 40th year with law enforcement.  Before coming to Beverly Hills in 2004, Chief Snowden served as Chief of Police in Costa Mesa and Baldwin Hills.

7th Annual Hollywood Black Film Festival A Success

By Chavonne O'Rear on Jun 25, 2006 - 11:31:00 AM

Los Angeles-The 7th Annual Hollywood Black Film Festival was celebrated in Los Angeles from June 13-July 18, 2006.  This year's theme, "Building the New Black Hollywood, Shifting Paradigms, Changing Perceptions," featured informational seminars, panels, short, feature, and student films, workshops, and a job fair.  One of the panels discussed the upcoming merger of UPN and WB to form CW.

  Proposition 81: A Fight for Literacy

By Chavonne O'Rear on Jun 4, 2006 - 10:51:00 PM
Millions of Californians are illiterate.  Proposition 81 seeks to counter these current levels of illiteracy by renovating and constructing new libraries.  Sounds like a good idea, right?  Well, to some.  Opponents of Proposition 81 say that they have had enough of using state bond money to pay for libraries, when other expenses could be cut.

California Incline Bridge Finally Being Replaced

By Chavonne O'Rear on May 28, 2006 - 10:28:00 PM

Santa Monica-
The California Incline Bridge, because of its sufficiency rating, qualifies for replacement.   It is going to take approximately 10 months to finish the project.  As of now, the project is undergoing review from the City, and will start as early as the end of 2007.  The project will benefit the city, but the process has caused concerns about traffic and the environmental impact.

  Proposed LNG Terminal Undergoes Ongoing Review

By Chavonne O'Rear on May 21, 2006 - 10:55:00 PM
Ventura County: BHP Billiton is trying to bring natural gas to California.  Currently the company has pitched a proposal to the California State Lands Commission and the U.S. EPA to get different components of the major project approved.  SLC has been reviewing the proposition, but its approval is definitely a means to an end in an ongoing process that involves so many governmental agencies.  These agencies are also calling on the public to get their opinions on the project.

Local News Briefs

By Chavonne O'Rear on May 18, 2006 - 9:14:00 PM
Photo Radars Seeking to Curb
Beverly Hills Speeders

  Save Kids with Safe Pools

By Chavonne O'Rear on May 14, 2006 - 11:36:00 PM
   Safe Kids Worldwide hosted its 13th Annual Safe Kids Week.  This year's campaign, "Safe Pools for Safe Kids" kicked off its theme of water safety May 2nd.  This year's week included several fun events to educate the community about water safety.  Parents and pool owners also learned many water safety tips to institute immediately back home.

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