In Brief

Mar 232017
 
Terror In London

A lone individual suspected of having ties to terrorism killed four and injured forty in a brazen attack in London on Wednesday, March 22nd 2017. The suspected terrorist – unnamed as of now – sped over the Westminster Bridge in a Hyundai, subsequently jumped the pavement and mowed down pedestrians. Then the vehicle veered and […]

Feb 162017
 
Oscar Celebrations In New York And London

THE ACADEMY TO CELEBRATE OSCAR NIGHT® IN NEW YORK AND LONDON The Academy will host live Oscar® viewing parties in New York and London for its members and invited film industry guests on Oscar Sunday, February 26. The Oscars®, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will be televised live by the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. […]

Dec 192016
 
Russian Diplomat Assassinated In Turkey

On December 19th 2016 Russia’s ambassador to Turkey, Andrey G. Karlov, was assassinated in Ankara. Ambassador Karlov was giving a speech during an art gallery opening of “Russia Through Turks’ Eyes” photo exhibition. He was ambushed, shot from behind and killed while speaking at the gallery. During the attack the shooter screamed: “Don’t forget Aleppo, […]

Dec 192016
 
Slaughter On A Berlin Christmas Market

On December 19th 2016 a truck driver with Polish license plates plowed into a crowded Christmas Market in Berlin, Germany, at a high rate of speed. The 18 wheeler loaded with steel went over the curb and onto the plaza surrounding the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church which hosted small merchants’ stands with traditional Christmas decorations, […]

Dec 182016
 
Pope Francis Turns 80

“Today is Pope Francis’ eightieth birthday, and on this occasion the College of Cardinals concelebrated Mass with the Supreme Pontiff at 8 a.m. in the Pauline Chapel, during which Cardinal Angelo Sodano, dean of the College, addressed words of congratulations and affection to the Holy Father. In his homily the Pope commented on the day’s […]

Nov 292016
 
75 Dead In A Plane Crash In Colombia

A charted airplane carrying 81 including the Chapecoense Brazilian soccer team and 21 journalists accompanying the team crashed in the mountains surrounding the city of Medellín, Colombia on (11/28/16) Monday evening. According to reports 75 died. Among the six survivors are three soccer players, one journalist and two crew members. Two of the survivors are […]

Nov 222016
 
Another Huge Earthquake Strikes Japan

Fukushima – the same area devastated by the 2011 monster quake – has been struck by a 7.4 magnitude earthquake on Monday, November 21th 2016. The quake triggered tsunami warnings. Luckily the resulting tsunamis were relatively minor and didn’t cause significant damage. Today – only a day later! – another 6.9 earthquake shook the same […]

Nov 152016
 
Los Angeles Won’t Support Mass Deportations

On Monday November 11th 2016 Chief Charlie Beck and Mayor Garcetti clarified Los Angeles position on the upcoming changes in federal immigration law enforcement. In spite of President Elect Trump’s plans for mass deportations of illegal immigrants, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck assured that LAPD will stick with Special Order 40. Special Order 40 – in […]

Oct 262016
 
Misdirected Bonus Repayment Demand

Mayor Garcetti on bonus repayment demands placed on California National Guard veterans “The men and women who serve in the armed forces risk their lives on the battlefield, and carry the weight of our nation’s defense in virtually every area of their lives — physical health, family relationships, personal finances. They deserve gratitude and respect […]

Oct 182016
 
L.A. Mayor On The Death Of King Of Thailand

“I extend my deepest sympathies to the people of Thailand on the passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. His quiet dignity, unyielding love for his country, and strong determination to bring progress to Thailand made him a revered figure in his nation and throughout the diaspora — including Los Angeles, home to the largest […]

Sep 282016
 
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Shimon Peres Died

Israel’s ninth president and one of its founding fathers, Shimon Peres died on 09/27/16 at 93 following a stroke. An important figure in Israel’s politics, Peres worked side-by-side with Israel’s first Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion and is credited with developing Israel’s military power and its nuclear program. A statesman for over 50 years, Shimon Peres […]

Sep 272016
 
Golf Legend Arnold Palmer Died At 87

Loved and respected by peers and fans alike, Arnold Palmer made golf popular in the United States and on TV. His achievements as a professional golfer paved the way for such greats as Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, and others. During his illustrious career which started in the 1950s, Palmer won numerous events on both the […]