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California News: LOS ANGELES, 5 Arrested in Scheme that Hired People to Take English Proficiency Exam on Behalf of Chinese Nationals Seeking Student Visas

LOS ANGELES, Ca. – Federal authorities this morning arrested five defendants linked to a scheme that helped Chinese nationals obtain student visas by hiring individuals who used fake Chinese passports to take an English proficiency test for the foreign students. The arrests were made pursuant to a 26-count indictment returned on Friday by a federal … Continue reading California News: LOS ANGELES, 5 Arrested in Scheme that Hired People to Take English Proficiency Exam on Behalf of Chinese Nationals Seeking Student Visas

California News: LOS ANGELES, Gary Lamar Henry, Ringleader of ‘Palm Tree Bandits’ that Committed Nine Armed Bank Robberies in Six Months Sentenced to More than 32 Years in Prison

LOS ANGELES, Ca. – A Las Vegas, Nevada man who led the “Palm Tree Bandits” armed robbery crew that victimized a series of bank branches in Los Angeles and Kern counties in 2016, netting more than $85,000 in stolen money, has been sentenced to 387 months in federal prison. Gary Lamar Henry, a.k.a. “G-Thing,” 38, … Continue reading California News: LOS ANGELES, Gary Lamar Henry, Ringleader of ‘Palm Tree Bandits’ that Committed Nine Armed Bank Robberies in Six Months Sentenced to More than 32 Years in Prison

iTrip Vacations Hollywood Property Management Company Launches in California

  BRENTWOOD, TENN./ MARCH 12, 2019 (STL.News) iTrip Vacations has added a new California market to its vacation rental management portfolio. Vacation property owners and guests in Los Angeles and Hollywood now benefit from world-class property management and customer service. iTrip Vacations Hollywood – owned and managed by Lilly Zabat and Danny Rood – has … Continue reading iTrip Vacations Hollywood Property Management Company Launches in California

LOS ANGELES | Chance the Rapper marries longtime girlfriend

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chance the Rapper tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend in a star-studded ceremony. The Chicago-based rapper posted several photos of him and Kirsten Corley on his Instagram and Twitter accounts on Monday. He captioned his photos with him sporting a white tuxedo with black pants and her wearing a strapless … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Chance the Rapper marries longtime girlfriend

LOS ANGELES | Drummer Hal Blaine, played on hits of Sinatra, Elvis, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hal Blaine, the Hall of Fame session drummer and virtual one-man soundtrack of the 1960s and ’70s who played on the songs of Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and the Beach Boys and laid down one of music’s most memorable opening riffs on the Ronettes’ “Be My Baby,” died Monday. Blaine died … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Drummer Hal Blaine, played on hits of Sinatra, Elvis, dies

9-year-old Los Angeles area girl found in duffel bag ID’d

LOS ANGELES (AP)— Investigators have identified a Los Angeles-area girl found dead in a duffel bag along a suburban equestrian trail, and two people have been detained in connection with the case. The coroner’s office determined the girl was 9-year-old Trinity Love Jones and ruled her death a homicide, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department … Continue reading 9-year-old Los Angeles area girl found in duffel bag ID’d

Authorities identify 9-year-old girl found in duffel bag

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Investigators have identified a girl found dead in a duffel bag along a suburban Los Angeles equestrian trail, and two people have been detained in connection with the case. The Sheriff’s Department said late Sunday the coroner’s office determined the girl was 9-year-old Trinity Love Jones and her death was ruled … Continue reading Authorities identify 9-year-old girl found in duffel bag

LOS ANGELES | LA Rams re-sign pass rusher Dante Fowler before free agency

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Linebacker Dante Fowler has re-signed with the Los Angeles Rams, passing up a shot at unrestricted free agency to stay with the NFC champions. The Rams announced a deal Sunday night to keep Fowler, but didn’t disclose the terms. The Rams acquired Fowler in a trade with Jacksonville on Oct. 30, … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | LA Rams re-sign pass rusher Dante Fowler before free agency

LOS ANGELES | Son of California councilwoman killed near USC campus

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A student who is the son of an Oakland, California, city councilwoman was shot and killed in what might have been a robbery attempt near the University of Southern California campus, officials said. Victor McElhaney, who was studying at USC’s Thornton School of Music, was killed shortly after midnight Sunday about … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Son of California councilwoman killed near USC campus

LOS ANGELES | Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are engaged

LOS ANGELES (AP) — J-Rod is taking it to the next level — superstar Jennifer Lopez and retired baseball star Alex Rodriguez are engaged. The couple posted an Instagram photo of their hands with a massive engagement ring on Lopez’s ring finger. The former Yankees shortstop captioned his photo with “she said yes” and a … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are engaged

Showtime cancels ‘SMILF’ after reports of on-set misconduct

LOS ANGELES (AP)  — Showtime says the comedy series “SMILF” has been canceled. The announcement Friday comes after a Hollywood Reporter story in December that detailed allegations of abusive on-set behavior and violation of industry rules by the show’s creator and star Frankie Shaw. Shaw denied the allegations, saying she sought a safe and healthy set … Continue reading Showtime cancels ‘SMILF’ after reports of on-set misconduct

LOS ANGELES | Williams, Gallinari lead Clippers past Thunder 118-110

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lou Williams scored 40 points, Danilo Gallinari added 34 and the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the foul-plagued Oklahoma City Thunder 118-110 on Friday night for their first four-game winning streak since November. Williams had 19 points in the second quarter, when the Clippers built their first lead of 14 points. The … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Williams, Gallinari lead Clippers past Thunder 118-110

Actor drops ‘Carlton Dance’ suit against video game maker

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” star Alfonso Ribeiro has dropped a lawsuit against the makers of the video game “Fortnite” over its use of the “Carlton” dance he did on the show. Ribeiro’s lawyers filed documents Thursday in federal court in Los Angeles saying he’s voluntarily dismissing the suit against North … Continue reading Actor drops ‘Carlton Dance’ suit against video game maker

Paley Center TV festival goes live online with PaleyTV

LOS ANGELES (AP)  — When stars of “The Walking Dead” and “This Is Us” appear at an upcoming TV festival, fans can be part of the audience without trekking to Los Angeles. The Paley Center for Media said Thursday it will offer on-demand streaming of its programs, including conversations with the casts and makers of … Continue reading Paley Center TV festival goes live online with PaleyTV

Nuggets top Lakers 115-99 as LeBron passes Jordan

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When LeBron James hit the driving layup that pushed him past Michael Jordan into fourth place on the NBA’s career scoring list, even the Denver Nuggets paused to appreciate their opponent’s big moment. The Nuggets then made sure James’ celebration didn’t include a huge come-from-behind win for the Lakers. Will Barton … Continue reading Nuggets top Lakers 115-99 as LeBron passes Jordan

LOS ANGELES | LeBron James passes Michael Jordan for 4th in career scoring

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James moved past Michael Jordan into fourth place on the NBA’s career scoring list Wednesday night. The Los Angeles Lakers superstar scored his 32,293rd point on a driving layup in the second quarter against the Denver Nuggets, getting fouled in the act. This achievement was particularly special to James, who … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | LeBron James passes Michael Jordan for 4th in career scoring

LOS ANGELES | Evacuations in California take place as storm approaches

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A storm soaking California on Wednesday could trigger mudslides in wildfire burn areas where thousands of residents are under evacuation orders, authorities warned. Up to 4 inches (10 centimeters) of rain is expected along the Central Coast, and amounts could be higher in areas where thunderstorms develop, the National Weather Service … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Evacuations in California take place as storm approaches

LOS ANGELES | Clash of ‘Jeopardy!’ titans ends with $1 million runaway win

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first-ever “Jeopardy!” team championship came down to a clash of the titans, Ken Jennings vs. Brad Rutter. With $1 million at stake, a big Daily Double bet by Rutter positioned his team for a runaway victory as the quiz show’s “All-Star Games” ended Tuesday. Rutter and teammates Larissa Kelly and … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Clash of ‘Jeopardy!’ titans ends with $1 million runaway win

LOS ANGELES | APNewsBreak: Man arrested in California blast that killed ex

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California man was arrested Sunday in connection with an explosion that killed his ex-girlfriend at her day spa last year, the FBI said. Stephen Beal, who was released last year after his arrest on an explosives charge, was arrested Sunday in connection with the May 15 bombing that killed Ildiko … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | APNewsBreak: Man arrested in California blast that killed ex

LOS ANGELES | Khloe Kardashian absolves Woods of homewrecking, not pain

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Khloe Kardashian is having a change of heartache: She blames Tristan Thompson, not Jordyn Woods, for breaking up her family. In a series of tweets Friday and Saturday, Kardashian went from calling out Woods as a homewrecker to absolving her. Kardashian posted Saturday that Jordyn isn’t to be blamed and that … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Khloe Kardashian absolves Woods of homewrecking, not pain

LOS ANGELES | To Kill a Mockingbird’ compromise offered to small theaters

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The producer of Broadway’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” is offering a compromise to community and nonprofit theaters that were forced to abandon productions of the play under legal threat. In a statement provided Saturday to The Associated Press, producer Scott Rudin said the theaters are being offered the right to perform … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | To Kill a Mockingbird’ compromise offered to small theaters

LOS ANGELES | ‘Who’s the Boss?’ and ‘Soap’ actress Katherine Helmond dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Katherine Helmond, an Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe-winning actress who played two very different matriarchs on the ABC sitcoms “Who’s the Boss?” and “Soap,” has died, her talent agency said Friday. She was 89. Helmond died of complications from Alzheimer’s disease last Saturday at her home in Los Angeles, talent agency … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | ‘Who’s the Boss?’ and ‘Soap’ actress Katherine Helmond dies

LOS ANGELES | Winter storms wash away California drought, burnish snowpack

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California is drenched and its mountains are piled high with snow amid a still-unfolding winter of storms that was unimaginable just a few months ago. Drought conditions have almost been eliminated, hills blackened by huge wildfires are sporting lush coats of green, and snow has fallen in the usually temperate suburbs … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Winter storms wash away California drought, burnish snowpack

LOS ANGELES | HBO CEO Plepler exits in wake of AT&T acquisition

LOS ANGELES (AP) — HBO’s chief executive said he is exiting the cable channel, a decision that comes less than a year after AT&T acquired HBO’s parent company. “Hard as it is to think about leaving the company I love, and the people I love in it, it is the right time for me to … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | HBO CEO Plepler exits in wake of AT&T acquisition

LOS ANGELES | Judge won’t make Mongols biker gang surrender trademark logo

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California judge delivered a blow Thursday to a decade-long effort by federal prosecutors to strip the Mongols motorcycle gang of its trademarked logo, ruling such a move would be unconstitutional. U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter in Santa Ana nullified a first-of-its-kind jury verdict that would have given the … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Judge won’t make Mongols biker gang surrender trademark logo

California News: LOS ANGELES, Two Chinese Nationals Indicted on Federal Kidnapping and Extortion Charges in Scheme Involving $2 Million Ransom Demand

LOS ANGELES, Ca. – Two Chinese nationals have been indicted on federal charges that allege they kidnapped another Chinese national and attempted to collect $2 million in ransom from the victim’s family in exchange for the victim’s life. Guangyao Yang, 25, and Peicheng Shen, 33, whose last known U.S. residences were in West Covina, were … Continue reading California News: LOS ANGELES, Two Chinese Nationals Indicted on Federal Kidnapping and Extortion Charges in Scheme Involving $2 Million Ransom Demand

Correction: Oscars-The Latest story

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story Feb. 25 about (topic), The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of one of the Oscar winners for live action short film. Her name is Jaime Ray Newman. A corrected version of the story is below: The Latest: Rami Malek falls, but recovers, after Oscar win The Latest: … Continue reading Correction: Oscars-The Latest story

Correction: Oscars-The Latest story

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story Feb. 25 about (topic), The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of one of the Oscar winners for live action short film. Her name is Jaime Ray Newman. A corrected version of the story is below: The Latest: Rami Malek falls, but recovers, after Oscar win The Latest: … Continue reading Correction: Oscars-The Latest story

Engel & Völkers Beverly Hills Breaks Real Estate Record

  LOS ANGELES/ FEBRUARY 26, 2019 (STL.News) Luxury international real estate brand, Engel & Völkers breaks real estate record with Brentwood Circle’s highest priced sale to date. Sam Real, Private Office Advisor at the Beverly Hills shop closes the $15 million deal. With over $100,000,000 in sales per year, industry mogul, Real and his team … Continue reading Engel & Völkers Beverly Hills Breaks Real Estate Record

Dodgers meet with Harper, Roberts says it was good session

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Bryce Harper met with the Los Angeles Dodgers over the weekend, a sign the market for the star free agent might be picking up as spring training enters its second full week. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts confirmed the Sunday night meeting, saying it was “good” and a chance for the sides … Continue reading Dodgers meet with Harper, Roberts says it was good session