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Rio 2016: Celebrating American Victory!

As the 2016 Rio Olympic Games draw to a close, here is the official tally.

United States is the winner! US athletes won - as of this writing - 46 gold metals, 37 silver medals and 38 bronze medals for a total of 121 medals.
In chronological order: China won 70 medals, Great Britain won 67 medals; Russia walks away with 56 medals and Germany with 42.

Rio 2016: American Disgrace

12-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte (32) and three U.S. Olympic 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 officers. Read more

Los Angeles City News

L.A. Launch Of A Non-Partisan Spanish-Language Voter Awareness Campaign

L.A. Launch Of A Non-Partisan Spanish-Language Voter Awareness Campaign

Mayor Garcetti Launches Partnership with AIGA, Edward James Olmos Spanish-Language 'Get Out the Vote' Campaign Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced the L.A. launch of “Este Año tu Voto es Cosa Seria (This Year, Your Vote is a Serious Matter),” a non-partisan, Spanish-language voter awareness campaign. The announcement was made in partnership with AIGA, the professional association for design, and the campaign’s[...]
LADWP Has Exceeded Annual Water Main Replacement Goal

LADWP Has Exceeded Annual Water Main Replacement Goal

Mayor Garcetti announces that LADWP has exceeded annual water main replacement goal The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) has replaced more than 32 miles of deteriorating water main across the city over the last year, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced today. The figure tops LADWP’s goal for the 2015-16 fiscal year by more than 20,000 feet, marking the first step[...]
FREE CLASS California Friendly® Landscape Training

FREE CLASS California Friendly® Landscape Training

LADWP offers a free class that teaches water-wise gardening. This class is geared for residential customers and is provided at no cost. Learn six ways to make your garden California Friendly: 1. Using a holistic approach to gardening 2. Building a living soil sponge 3. Rethinking elements of your site 4. Right plant, right place 5. Using rainwater as a resource 6. Managing irrigation DATES AND LOCATIONS: Saturday,[...]
New Metro Pedestrian Tunnel In North Hollywood

New Metro Pedestrian Tunnel In North Hollywood

New Metro Pedestrian Tunnel in North Hollywood Will Improve Connections, Ease Congestion A new pedestrian tunnel connecting Metro’s Red and Orange lines will improve connections for transit riders, and ease congestion by taking them beneath the busy traffic on a major San Fernando Valley thoroughfare. The tunnel is expected to save riders up to five minutes from the time they disembark an[...]
LADWP Energy Conservation Alert

LADWP Energy Conservation Alert

With The Current Heat Wave Expected Through Wednesday, LADWP Urges Customers to Save Energy While Staying Safe With temperatures expected to remain high along the coast and reach triple digits in the San Fernando Valley through Wednesday, August 17, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) urges customers to reduce their energy use where possible while not putting their[...]

Celebrity News & Entertainment In L.A.

Kanye West The Master Of Hype

Kanye West The Master Of Hype

Kanye West is talented, accomplished and successful. He has a long list of achievements as a recording artist, songwriter, producer, fashion designer and businessman.   But Kanye has another talent which gets way too little recognition. He is brilliant when it comes to generating publicity. As most of us know by now, West was never a hoodlum, his public persona is of[...]
Shannen Doherty Makes Her Fight With Cancer Public

Shannen Doherty Makes Her Fight With Cancer Public

Famous for her role as Brenda Walsh on Beverly Hills 90210 (and many others!), Shannen Doherty fights breast cancer. She does so with courage, dignity and plenty of support. Shannen experienced worrisome symptoms months earlier but didn’t go to see a doctor because she didn’t have health insurance at the time. (Doherty blames her ex-business manager for mismanaging her affairs.) She[...]
What’s Coming To The Mark Taper Forum

What’s Coming To The Mark Taper Forum

2017-2018 Season at the Mark Taper Forum will feature “Zoot Suit”, “Archduke”, “Head of Passes”, “Water by the Spoonful”, “Soft Power”, “Remote L.A.” and A LOT MORE! Artistic Director Michael Ritchie said: “Theatre has always created an extraordinary connection between artists and audiences.” The offerings of the upcoming season at the Mark Taper Forum make it even more evident. They’ll include[...]
For Oksana Grigorieva Talk Wasn’t Cheap

For Oksana Grigorieva Talk Wasn’t Cheap

Mel Gibson's former girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva talked about Gibson during The Howard Stern Show radio interview. The fact that she spoke about Gibson violated legal agreement obliging her to keep silent about her stormy relationship with the star in exchange for a $750,000 settlement. In response, California Court of Appeal has denied the Russian pianist / singer the remaining payment of[...]
Free Summer Entertainment In Los Angeles

Free Summer Entertainment In Los Angeles

We all love summer. We all love music and entertainment. What to do if you can’t afford expensive tickets?... In Los Angeles? Plenty! Lucky for us there are many concerts and events to be enjoyed FREE of charge! Explore the information and links below and have fun regardless of your budget! The Getty Center with its Saturdays Off the 405 series[...]

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LAPD and L.A. Metro News

Painting Stolen From Art Gallery In San Pedro

Painting Stolen From Art Gallery In San Pedro

Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Art Theft Detail are asking for the public's assistance in identifying the suspects responsible for the theft of a painting. On Thursday, July 7, 2016, a painting was stolen from an art gallery located at 6th Street and Pacific Avenue. After the gallery had opened, five suspects entered the gallery and removed the painting[...]
Award For Locating Stolen Penske Truck

Award For Locating Stolen Penske Truck

The Los Angeles Police Department's Foothill Area Auto Detectives are asking for the public's help in locating a stolen Penske commercial truck containing sports apparel and business related items worth approximately $375,000 dollars. On Sunday, July 17, 2016, around 11:30 p.m., the victim parked a yellow moving truck in the area of Herrick Avenue and Daventry Street in the City of[...]
LAPD Partners With Celebrities To Launch The Stop The Violence Campaign

LAPD Partners With Celebrities To Launch The Stop The Violence Campaign

In 2015, nearly one thousand people were shot in the City of Los Angeles. Unfortunately, the vast majority of shooting victims were young men of color shot by other young men of color. According to Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck, "Far too many of our young men are victims of senseless shootings at the hand of suspects who look[...]
Stop Terrorism BEFORE It Strikes

Stop Terrorism BEFORE It Strikes

What Suspicious Behaviors and Activities Should You Report? People drawing or measuring important buildings. Strangers asking questions about security or building security procedures. Briefcase, suitcase, backpack, or package left behind. Cars or trucks left in No Parking zones in front of important buildings. Intruders in secure areas where they are not supposed to be. Chemical smells or fumes that worry you. People asking questions about sensitive information[...]
iWATCH L.A. App

iWATCH L.A. App

iWATCH, iREPORT, i KEEP US SAFE (iWATCH) is a community awareness program created to educate the public about behaviors and activities that may have a connection to terrorism. This program is a community program to help your neighborhood stay safe from terrorist activities. It is a partnership between your community and the Los Angeles Police Department. We can and must work[...]

Interesting In L.A.

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,[...]
How To Stay In Shape In Los Angeles For FREE

How To Stay In Shape In Los Angeles For FREE

Photo courtesy of Lost Angeles, Flickr Los Angeles demands physical perfection. Gym memberships can be costly. Is there another way? In L.A.? You bet! Learn How To Swim In Los Angeles City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks offers free swimming classes for swimmers of all ages at SOME of its public swimming pools. Since we received conflicting information about which[...]
Explore Los Angeles Cultural Treasures FREE

Explore Los Angeles Cultural Treasures FREE

Schindler House | Photo courtesy of Michael Locke, Flickr Some of the most interesting places in L.A. have free admission days! Read through the list below; take notes and take in all the sights free of charge. Great experiences, great things to see, opportunities to bond with family and friends while discovering L.A. cultural treasures regardless of your budget! Autry National Center:[...]
L.A. Zoo Camp Out

L.A. Zoo Camp Out

L.A. Zoo Creature Camp Out Have you ever wondered what happens at the Zoo when the last guest leaves? Your adventure begins with a special guided tour of the Zoo’s hundreds of animals leading you to base camp where your tent will be waiting for you. Enjoy a fun-filled night of interactive family adventures complete with a sweet treat and beastly bedtime[...]
Los Angeles Public Swimming Pools

Los Angeles Public Swimming Pools

The heat is on! Soak or learn to swim! The City of Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Department, Aquatics Division offers families and community members many healthy, affordable and safe aquatic activities at their public pools, lakes and beaches. The following swimming pools are among many currently open to the public: 109TH Street Pool 1500 E. 109th St.,Los Angeles, CA 90059 Phone: (323) 789-2731 More[...]

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