Say It Isn’t So! Final Curtain Call at #HouseOfBlues on the #SunsetStrip

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Building will be torn down for hotel. Final show tonight.

Robert Holguin @ABCRobert via Twitter

 

 


Officials Still Don’t Know What Caused a 75-Foot Tree to Fall at #Kidspace in #Pasadena. Two Critically Injured.

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Robert Holguin, ABC7, via Twitter


128-Years to Life: Family of 5-Year-Old Killed by Gang Member React to Sentencing


#NorthFire: ‘If you wrote this in a screenplay, you would be told to tone it down. Unreal’

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#Trump Protesters and Trump Supporters Gather Outside Hotel in Brentwood for Championship Rhetoric-Hurling Competition


Military Vets are Standing Watch on Pasadena’s So-Called ‘Suicide Bridge’ in Hopes of Preventing Veteran Suicides


Entertainment News: Celebrity President Talks Smack About Race In Garage with Comedian


REWIND: Charles Manson’s Murder Trial Started 45 Years Ago Today, June 15, 1970

25 Jan 1971, Los Angeles, California, USA --- Seven deputies escort Charles Manson from the courtroom after he and three followers were found guilty of seven murders in the Tate-LaBianca slayings. --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

25 Jan 1971, Los Angeles, California, USA — Seven deputies escort Charles Manson from the courtroom after he and three followers were found guilty of seven murders in the Tate-LaBianca slayings. — Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

29 Mar 1971, Los Angeles, California, USA --- Susan Denise Atkins, (left), Patricia Krenwinkel and Leslie Van Houten,(right), laugh after receiving the death sentence for their part in the Tate-LaBianca killing at the order of Charles Manson. --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

29 Mar 1971, Los Angeles, California, USA — Susan Denise Atkins, (left), Patricia Krenwinkel and Leslie Van Houten,(right), laugh after receiving the death sentence for their part in the Tate-LaBianca killing at the order of Charles Manson. — Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

19 Jun 1970, Santa Monica, California, USA --- "I Don't Have Any Guilt" said long-haired hippie chieftain Charles Manson, 35, in brief press conference in courtroom here, June 18, where a hearing to continue proceedings in the murder case of musician Dary Hinman was held.  Manson's trial for the slaying of actress Sharon Tate and four others last August 9th, and the killing of a wealthy supermarket chain owner and his wife the day after the Tate murder, began this week and forced postponement of the Hinman case. --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

19 Jun 1970, Santa Monica, California, USA — “I Don’t Have Any Guilt” said long-haired hippie chieftain Charles Manson, 35, in brief press conference in courtroom here, June 18, where a hearing to continue proceedings in the murder case of musician Dary Hinman was held. Manson’s trial for the slaying of actress Sharon Tate and four others last August 9th, and the killing of a wealthy supermarket chain owner and his wife the day after the Tate murder, began this week and forced postponement of the Hinman case. — Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS


[VIDEO] Robert Holguin: Disruption at Board of Police Commissioners Panel to Vote on #EzellFord Shooting by #LAPD


EXCEPTIONALISM! L.A. Controller Ron Galperin Says New Audit Reveals ‘Exceptionally High Overtime Use’ in Department of Transportation


West Coast Desk: #LACounty Sheriff’s Lt. Eddie Hernandez Updates Reporters on Fatal Deputy-Involved Shooting in #Cerritos

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Luke Fabela Arrested in Connection to Fatal Stabbing and Beating of Elderly Couple


Shinzō Abe Protest in L.A.: People Who Weren’t Wronged Demand Apology from Person Not Responsible for Wrongdoing


West Coast Desk: Attorney for #SugeKnight Says He is Hoping Floyd Mayweather Will Help Pay for His Client’s $10 Million Bail

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Robert Holguin @ABC7Robert

 


Police in Long Beach Have Arrested Four People in Connection with the Abduction and Murder of a 3-Week-Old Infant


LA Desk: Supporters of an NFL Stadium in Carson Deliver 15,000 Signatures to City Clerk in Support of Ballot initiative


Security Guard at Marijuana Dispensary in South LA Brings his Pet Snake to Work


L.A. City Attorney: 9-Year-Old Boy Finds Gun Under Dog Bed, Takes Gun to School, Leads to Predictable Press Conference, Charges Filed


BREAKING: Man shot by LAPD on Skid Row was Charley Robinet, Convicted of Bank Robbery and Recently Paroled


Two LAPD officers involved in skid Row shooting were wearing body cameras, but video will not be released today

 

 


[VIDEO] ABC 7 Modern Family iPhone


With No Public Vote, Inglewood City Council Votes Unanimously to Approve a Plan for an 80-Thousand Seat NFL Stadium at Hollywood Park

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The Inglewood City Council on Tuesday night approved plans to build a proposed NFL stadium in the Los Angeles area that includes St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke as a partner.

With a 5-0 vote, the council approved the $2 billion plan at a meeting Tuesday night.

The vote fast-tracks construction by allowing the city to avoid a public vote and long environmental review, and clears a path for a return of the NFL to the area for the first time in more than 20 years.

The project now depends on the partnership seeking to build a stadium on the site of the former Hollywood Park horse track and on the NFL, which has emphasized that any decision to return to the LA-area ultimately lies with the league.


Woman Who Bailed from High-speed Pursuit: Detained!


What’s Your Pick for #Oscars Best Picture?


Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places

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Two people have been arrested of running a sex scam where they would lure victims to hotel rooms and then rob them.

Authorities believe Christopher Herrera, 27, of Bell Gardens, and Sandy Cacero, 24, of La Palma, along with other women, may be responsible for additional robberies.

On Wednesday, Herrera and Cacero allegedly assaulted and pepper sprayed a victim they contacted on Backpage.com, which advertises escort services, at a Best Western Hotel in the 24200 block of Pacific Coast Highway in Dana Point.

They then stole the victim’s cash, phone and tablet before fleeing in a white 2013 Nissan Maxima with the license plate 6XCC446.

Orange County sheriff’s deputies arrested Cacero and Herrera the same day.

“The women get there, then the male suspect shows up and robs the victim,” Santa Ana Police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said. Read the rest of this entry »


Some fellas used the Internet, hoping to find a #Valentine. But cops say the men got robbed by this guy instead


Suge Knight Arrested in Fatal Hit-and-Run

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Terrence McCoy and J. Freedom du Lac report; Rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight has been arrested on suspicion of murder in the death of a man in Compton, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office.

“Looks like he drove backwards and struck the victims and drove forwards and struck them again. The people we talked to say it looked like it was an intentional act.”

— Lt. John Corina, sheriff’s office spokesman

A spokesman said late Thursday that it appeared Knight, the notorious Death Row Records founder, had run over two men with his truck after an argument on a movie set. One was killed; the other was injured. Authorities have not yet identified the victims, though the sheriff’s department said both men were in their 50s and that at least one was a member of the film crew.

“Looks like he drove backwards and struck the victims and drove forwards and struck them again,” Lt. John Corina, a sheriff’s office spokesman, told reporters. “The people we talked to say it looked like it was an intentional act.”

Authorities said Knight left the scene following the afternoon incident but turned himself in early Friday morning in West Hollywood. He was arrested a short while later and is being held on $2 million bail, according to the sheriff’s office.

This image from video shows Suge Knight arriving at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department West Hollywood station. (OnSceneVideo via AP Television)

This image from video shows Suge Knight arriving at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department West Hollywood station. (OnSceneVideo via AP Television)

The incident reportedly occurred following a dispute on the set of a movie called “Straight Outta Compton,” about the rise and fall of N.W.A., the pioneering rap group that included Dr. Dre, Ice Cube and Eazy-E.

“Mr. Knight was attacked by a group of men while he was in his vehicle. They were beating him, threatening to kill him and attempting to drag him outside of the vehicle. He made an effort to escape, he was in fear for his life. And that’s exactly what he did…He was the victim, he was not the aggressor.”

— Knight’s attorney James Blatt

Knight’s attorney acknowledged that his client ran over two people while driving a red pickup truck in the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant in Compton. But, he said, it was an accident.

The attorney, James Blatt, told the Los Angeles Times that the man killed was Terry Carter, a friend of Knight’s. The second victim, who suffered injuries, was actor Cle “Bone” Sloan, Blatt told the Times.

Tupac Shakur, left, and Suge Knight, one month before Shakur’s 1996 death. (Frank Wiese/AP file)

Tupac Shakur, left, and Suge Knight, one month before Shakur’s 1996 death. (Frank Wiese/AP file)

Blatt told the Times that Carter was trying to break up a fight between Knight and others when he was run over — and that Knight “had no knowledge whatsoever he ran over anyone.”

“Mr. Knight was attacked by a group of men while he was in his vehicle,” Blatt said, according to the Times. “They were beating him, threatening to kill him and attempting to drag him outside of the vehicle. He made an effort to escape, he was in fear for his life. And that’s exactly what he did.”

The attorney said he expects Knight to be exonerated.

“He was the victim, he was not the aggressor,” Blatt said, according to the Times.

The incident in question occurred Thursday afternoon at Tam’s Burgers in Compton. Homicide detectives were dispatched to the scene to investigate a fatal hit-and-run accident, according a sheriff’s office news release. Read the rest of this entry »


Are Netflix and iTunes to Blame?


Joe Biden Invites a Bunch of College Students He Just Met to Travel to White House


California’s Neo-Prohibitionists: L.A. City Council to Vote on an Ordinance Banning Alcohol Advertising on City Property


Los Angeles: Failed Aviation Experiments


Family in Mar Vista loses everything in fire, LAPD Pacific Division steps in with generous donations


Demonstrators Outside LAPD Headquarters


West Coast Bureau Balcony View


Fergsuon Protestors in Leimert Park Block Traffic at MLK and Crenshaw, Not Dispersing


Home Delivery of Medical Marijuana in Los Angeles: Is it Legal?

Robert Holguin reports: It seems like there’s an app for everything these days. An app called Nestdrop brings medical marijuana directly to the doorsteps of Angelenos.

“This is unprecedented. It’s never been done before. We’re only dealing with medicinal marijuana, this is medicine for patients.”

— Michael Pycher, developer

Nestdrop, which began with delivering alcohol, promises their weed deliveries will get to you in under an hour.

Michael Pycher is the developer.

“We have every intention to comply with the law. We’re not trying to skirt around anything.” 

“This is unprecedented. It’s never been done before,” Pycher said. “We’re only dealing with medicinal marijuana, this is medicine for patients.”

Pycher says Nestdrop checks to make sure the user is a legitimate medicinal marijuana patient.  Read the rest of this entry »


Comedian Artie Lange Banned from ESPN After Controversial Tweets


LAPD Body-Worn Camera Update


LA Desk: ‘The Pope of Broadway,’ Towering Mural of Actor Anthony Quinn, to be Restored

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‘The Pope of Broadway,’ a towering mural of actor Anthony Quinn in DTLA, will be restored as part of revitalization.


LA Desk: Celebrating Dia de Los Muertos