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Washington State Mall Shooting

On Friday 09/23/16 five people have been killed in a shooting at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, about 65 miles north of Seattle, WA. According to the mall’s security footage, the suspect entered the mall unarmed only to resurface some 10 minutes later at a Macy’s store bearing a riffle. He shot and killed four women ranging in age from a teenager to a senior citizen and one man. The riffle was found later at the scene of the massacre.

The image of the suspect - who was wearing a black T-shirt and black shorts at the time of the attack and was described by witnesses as a 20-30 years old Hispanic - was captured on surveillance video.

BREAKING NEWS: the shooter has been identified and arrested. He is 20-year Arcan Cetin who attended Oak Harbor High School in Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island in Island County, Washington. (Cetin wrote on his Facebook page that he is from Turkey.) There is no information on the killer's motive, yet.

Killer Cop Betty Shelby Charged!

Following police killing of Terence Crutcher protests were held in Tulsa OK, Charlotte N. Carolina and other locations demanding justice for the victim and his family. On Thursday 09/22/16, Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler announced first degree manslaughter charges against Tulsa Police officer Betty Shelby for the death of Terence Crutcher. Anything L.A. Magazine believes that EVERY life is sacred, but it’s impossible not to notice that the vast majority of people killed by police officers are unarmed African American men. There is something VERY wrong if and when police officers feel ENTITLED to kill a man whose car has stalled on a highway because he didn’t drop to the ground at the command of an approaching police officer. Any stranded motorist’s assumption would be that the police arrived to help, not to order him to the ground, tase and kill him. Anything L.A. Magazine supports the Police Department. It doesn’t support crime, no matter who the perpetrator is. Terence Crutcher was a son, a brother, a husband, a father of four and a college student. He had his hands in the air. He was unarmed and wasn’t threatening the officers or anyone else for that matter. HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN ALIVE TODAY. Thanks to a video that showed the complete exchange between the police and Terence Crutcher, Tulsa Police officer Betty Shelby has been charged in his death.

Los Angeles City News

Vin Scully Presented With The Key To The City Of Los Angeles

Vin Scully Presented With The Key To The City Of Los Angeles

Mayor Garcetti Presented Vin Scully with Key to the City of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti presented the Key to the City of Los Angeles to Vin Scully on September 23rd 2016 at a pre-game ceremony celebrating the iconic broadcaster’s 67-year career with the Dodgers. It marked the first time Mayor Garcetti has presented the honor since he took office in[...]
Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer Goes To Washington

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer Goes To Washington

Our own Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer to attend a meeting of U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs in Washington, D.C. If it sounds like “business as usual” to you, it isn’t. It’s a huge recognition of the Federal Government for our City Attorney Mike Feuer's – and his team’s - victory over Wells Fargo Bank. As[...]
Mayor Garcetti 2016 Great Streets Challenge To Remake Los Angeles

Mayor Garcetti 2016 Great Streets Challenge To Remake Los Angeles

Mayor Garcetti invites Angelenos to reimagine public spaces with 2016 Great Streets Challenge   Everyone has ideas for how to improve their local community, and Angelenos are being invited to turn vision into action. On September 21st 2016 Mayor Eric Garcetti launched a $2 million grant program that gives L.A. residents a unique opportunity to reimagine public spaces in their own neighborhoods. The[...]

Green In L.A.

Super Pollutant Restrictions For Healthier California

Super Pollutant Restrictions For Healthier California

Governor Brown Signs Nation's Toughest Super Pollutant Restrictions into Law On 09/19/2016 Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed SB 1383 by Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), which establishes the nation's toughest restrictions on destructive super pollutants including black carbon, fluorinated gases and methane. If followed worldwide, these acts would help cut the projected rate of global warming in half by 2050. "Cutting[...]
L.A. Is Getting Closer To Clean Energy

L.A. Is Getting Closer To Clean Energy

Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved legislation co-authored by Councilmembers Mike Bonin and Paul Krekorian to chart a path to 100% clean energy in Los Angeles. In the words of Mike Bonin: “Transitioning rapidly to 100% clean energy is about our health today. It is about our city tomorrow. It is about leading the way into the future that we will[...]
NEW OCEAN HAPPENING

NEW OCEAN HAPPENING

First weekend in November Catalina Casino, Avalon, California The New Ocean Happening, directed by Doug Aitken and Cyrill Gutsch, brings together creative pioneers and environmental visionaries to focus on the critical issues of our time and concerns for our oceans. Unfolding against the backdrop of the City of Avalon on Catalina Island, within the stunning architecture of the Catalina Casino built in[...]

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African American Museum Opens

The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture officially opened on Saturday 09/24/16. President Obama dedicated the museum in a ceremony in the morning, joined by tens of thousands of people.

The new museum features American history from the African American perspective. The exhibitions will document African American history as well as African American influence on - and contribution to - American culture.

The inaugural exhibitions showcase some of the 34,000 historic artifacts collected by the museum such as an airplane used to train Tuskegee airmen and Nat Turner's Bible. Many of the valuable artifacts and historic documents on display are African American families’ precious heirlooms contributed to the museum to keep their ancestors’ history and experience alive for generations to come.

The idea of the Museum of African American History and Culture is over 100 years old, it dates back to black veterans of the Civil War. On Saturday 09/24/16 it became a reality.

Help Fix Injustice!

Whittier Widow Hazel Brooks vs. Social Security Administration: 70 year old widow stands to lose everything – maybe even become homeless – because of one day. Social Security Administration’s regulations require that a couple be married for at least 9 months for the surviving spouse to qualify for death benefits and the Social Security benefits of the diseased. In the case of Floyd and Hazel Brooks, their marriage – they lived like a husband and wife for 11 years! – fell one day short! The widow, devastated by the loss of her husband, is suffering enough without the bureaucratic red tape. (In times of so many couples living as common law spouses, the regulation itself seems hopelessly outdated!) Hazel still has a chance to appeal the Social Security Administration’s decision, however her bills are mounting, she’s facing foreclosure, and she needs help, NOW. A friend set a GoFundMe page to help the stricken widow. Some donations have already come in. Let’s pitch in: this is an elderly, grieving woman who doesn’t deserve to be destitute because of the Social Security Administration’s outdated rules.

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LAPD and L.A. Metro News

LAPD Holds Latino Community Forum

LAPD Holds Latino Community Forum

The Rampart Station invites Latino community leaders and the Latino community members for a forum. Dialog between the community and the LAPD makes Los Angeles safer for us all. WHAT: The "Latino Community Forum" is an event for the leaders and members of the community. WHEN: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Set-up 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Latino Community Forum 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. WHERE: The Universal Church 1925[...]
Better Opportunities For Small Businesses And Disabled Veteran Businesses At L.A. Metro Construction

Better Opportunities For Small Businesses And Disabled Veteran Businesses At L.A. Metro Construction

Gov. Brown’s recent signing of Assembly Bill 2690, by State Assembly Member Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, creates new opportunities for small and disabled veteran businesses to compete for Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) construction contracts. The new law will help level the playing field for such firms, a move that will bolster their participation in the agency’s multi-billion dollar contracting opportunities[...]
Metro: Students K-8 And 9-12

Metro: Students K-8 And 9-12

Student (K-8 and 9-12) TAP Card Student (K-8 and 9-12) 30-Day Pass - $24 Student (K-8 and 9-12) Single One-Way Fare - $1 Just in time for the new school year Metro unrolls discounted fares for students. New rates for tickets, Tap Cards and Metro Passes. To obtain a K-12 Student TAP Card, submit a completed application, with required documentation. Get an application online:[...]

Celebrity News & Entertainment In L.A.

Fall 2016 At L.A. Staples Center

Fall 2016 At L.A. Staples Center

The Fall lineup (and the beginning of 2017) at L.A. Staples Center comes charged with star-power, athletics and family shows! There will be Red Hot Chili Peppers and Shawn Mendes live in concert, to name only some of the highlights. There will be WWE RAW, Cirque Du Soleil and yes, Disney on Ice – Worlds of Enchantment for the young[...]
Unhappy Ending Of Brangelina

Unhappy Ending Of Brangelina

Both, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were already mega stars when they co-starred in the 2005 “Mr. And Mrs. Smith”. The high-voltage encounter generated heat that interrupted Angelina’s single motherhood and Brad’s marriage to Jennifer Aniston. Shortly after divorce papers were filed, the unbridled passion of Brangelina was reported from different ends of the world. There was love and romance. The[...]
2017 BET Experience at L.A. LIVE VIP Tickets

2017 BET Experience at L.A. LIVE VIP Tickets

BET NETWORKS AND AEG ANNOUNCE 2017 BET EXPERIENCE AT L.A. LIVE TO TAKE PLACE JUNE 22-25, 2017 MORE THAN 165,000 FANS ATTENDED THE 2016 BET EXPERIENCE AT L.A. LIVE DEPOSITS FOR GOLD, PLATINUM AND DIAMOND VIP TICKET PACKAGES AVAILABLE NOW AT BETEXPERIENCE.COM BET NETWORKS and AEG announced the 2017 dates for the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE as June 22-25, 2017. The four-year[...]

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Travel The World Without Leaving L.A.: Little Tokyo

Travel The World Without Leaving L.A.: Little Tokyo

Every then and again, we all experience wanderlust. Who doesn’t want to travel the world, explore various sights and cultures, or meet new people? Well, not everybody can afford world travel. Lucky for us, in Los Angeles there are many distinct communities where you can experience the benefits of world travel without leaving L.A. Little Tokyo Little Tokyo is bordered by the[...]
Los Angeles Water Has History

Los Angeles Water Has History

In Los Angeles, water is a precious resource. Today due to global warming, catastrophic fires and climate change, more than ever. But Los Angeles water has history that goes back to its founding fathers. After all, there would be no Los Angeles without it.... "When the El Pueblo de la Reina de Los Angeles was founded in 1781, the main source[...]
Historic Buildings In L.A.

Historic Buildings In L.A.

Learn about history of our city by visiting Los Angeles' oldest buildings and structures! There was life in Los Angeles area some ten or twenty thousand years back. The La Brea Tar Pits testify to it. There was also lively Native Indian population in the area way before the Spanish established El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora de los Angeles di Porciúncula,[...]

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Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer Goes To Washington

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer Goes To Washington

Our own Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer to attend a meeting of U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs in Washington, D.C. If it sounds like “business as usual” to you, it isn’t. It’s a huge recognition of the Federal Government for our City Attorney Mike Feuer's – and his team’s - victory over Wells Fargo Bank. As[...]
The Urgent Need To Amend Human Betrayal

The Urgent Need To Amend Human Betrayal

I don’t qualify as a spokesperson for all pets. (I had two brief experiences with cats, but a lifetime of experience with dogs.) Therefore I can speak for dogs, only. I grew up in the mountains with plenty of snow, tourists and... avalanches. When an avalanche buries people, teams of rescuers try to locate and rescue the victim or victims, as[...]
Rio 2016: American Disgrace

Rio 2016: American Disgrace

12-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte (32) and three U.S. swimmers Conger, Bentz and Feigen managed to cast a shadow over 2016 Olympic Games and the US victory in Rio. The group reported to Brazilian police and freely shared in interviews with the media that they were robbed at a gun point – during a taxi ride - by men impersonating police[...]

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