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LaTisha Nixon: ‘I Want Ed Buck to Know I’m Never Going Away’
October 3, 2019
LaTisha Nixon is still mourning the death of her son Gemmel Moore, who will be forever 26, the age he died in the home of longtime Democratic donor Ed Buck. But, she said she is really happy that he can’t hurt anybody else. Buck was arrested on September 17 and charged with three counts of battery causing serious injury, administering methamphetamine and maintaining a drug house, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.  He is accused of injecting a 37-year-old man, who overdosed but survived, with methamphetamine on September 11. ... read more »
Seven Ways California’s New ‘Rent Cap’ Law Would Affect You
October 3, 2019
The film – with sentimental flashbacks of a bygone era - centers on the ongoing gentrification in California’s largest city and how it has sapped the blackness out of The Fillmore neighborhood in San Francisco, once a thriving African-American political and cultural hub in the Bay Area. ... read more »
New Court Filing in Overdose Death of Black Gay Man at California Democratic Major Donor’s Home Includes ‘Human Trafficking’ Accusations
July 12, 2019
Attorneys for the mother and estate of Gemmel Moore, a 26-year-old man who died of a crystal meth overdose in California Democratic major donor Ed Buck’s West Hollywood home in 2017 have filed an amendment to their wrongful death lawsuit in U.S. District Court.  The case was initially filed in L.A. Superior Court but moved to federal court in May. ... read more »
Sprouts Hiring for New West Hollywood Store
May 17, 2019
Sprouts Farmers Market, one of the fastest-growing retailers in the country, today announced it will soon finish construction on its new store in West Hollywood to meet the growing local demand for fresh, natural and organic foods at great prices. ... read more »
Lawyer Says LA County Should Pay $35 Million to Former Inmate
March 8, 2019
Libman disagreed and said one of the deputies on watch when Shabsis used his fingers to gouge out his eyes -- leaving him permanently blinded -- admitted he was trained only to look for visible signs of distress. As a result, when Shabsis screamed for help when he suffered a broken hip in jail prior to the Jan. 1, 2014, mid-afternoon self-mutilation, he was left lying nude on his cell floor without the immediate aid he needed, Libman said. ... read more »
City Councilman Opposes State Bill to Keep L.A. Bars Open Later
March 8, 2019
SB 58 is at least the third attempt by Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, to pass a law that would allow bars in some cities to stay open later than 2 a.m. A version of the bill was passed by the Legislature last year but was vetoed by then-Gov. Jerry Brown. ... read more »
The Reverend Shawn Amos: A Night in Harlem
January 25, 2019
The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica presents the return of The Reverend Shawn Amos for A Night in Harlem on Friday, February 1 at 8:00pm. In celebration of African American History Month, blackbox curator, Amos, returns to the stage for an evening of songs and storytelling — presenting songs from his album, Harlem, for the first time in ten years. The American roots song cycle tells the story of 1920s black Americans’ migration from the south to Harlem. Amos’ album was inspired by the artists, songs and legacy of the Harlem Renaissance.  ... read more »
WEtv Celebrates the Premieres of 
’Growing Up Hip-Hop’ And ‘Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition’ 
at Nightingale in Los Angeles
January 14, 2019
  WE tv hosted an exclusive event celebrating the premiere of “Hip Hop Thursdays,” the network’s new weekly programming lineup consisting of Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition and the return of hit series Growing Up Hip Hop. ... read more »
Two Defendants Sentenced to 22 Years for Jewelry Robberies
September 13, 2018
Prosecutors told the jury that Laforest was one of two bandits who participated in one smash-and-grab robbery and then graduated to a "more senior role'' in the others, which included scouting locations and giving supplies to crooks. ... read more »
Thanks to the L.A. Sheriff’s Department, White Democratic Donor is Likely to Escape Criminal Charges in Fatal Overdose of Black Gay
July 26, 2018
While the media made much of the fact that the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reopened Moore’s death as a homicide investigation, had they followed up they would have learned that it was mostly to save face after Moore’s journal had been published and made national news.  The “investigation” consisted of the Sheriff’s Department relying on me and Gemmel Moore’s family attorney Nana Gyamfi to provide them with evidence, witnesses they could interview--witnesses that we fought and won immunity for in order for them to give statements to police that they didn’t trust in the first place—oh--and one flyer asking for more information about the death of Gemmel posted at Buck’s frequented haunts in West Hollywood.   ... read more »
Local Event Suggests Bright Future for Cannabis Industry
July 5, 2018
Last Wednesday, June 27, Dr. Christopher Metzler kicked off his "Politics of Cannabis" Q&A series at WeWork Pacific Design Center. ... read more »
A Trump Twitter Library Lands in Hollywood
June 14, 2018
The Twitter centered library features exhibits derived from President Donald Trump’s social media.   The exhibit consists of audio, visual, and hands on interactions for attendees. ... read more »
Retired Sheriff’s Lieutenant Charged With Obstruction of Justice
June 13, 2018
David Smith (dob 8/1/58) was charged in case BA468544 with one felony count of conspiracy to obstruct justice and one misdemeanor count of obstruction of justice. Smith is scheduled to be arraigned today in Department 30 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center. ... read more »
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