Martin Kaplan, a professor USC's Norman Lear Center. (AP Photo/University of Southern California, Kim Manresa).

Hollywood targeted to give health care law a boost

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The health care overhaul might get a Hollywood rewrite. The California Endowment, a private foundation that is spending millions to promote President Barack Obama’s signature law, recently provided a $500,000 grant […]


Jane's Addiction founder Perry Farrell, second from right, with fans after a concert in San Diego in 1990. (Photo credit: Cyndee Maxwell)

Jane’s Addiction to receive star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – The influential alternative rock band Jane’s Addiction will receive the 2,509th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Oct. 30. The star will be in front of Playmates of Hollywood at 6436 Hollywood Blvd., […]


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Tour companies booted from Hollywood Walk of Fame

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Tourists will no longer be hassled by tour bus companies on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame in an effort by city officials to make the area more safe and inviting. Beginning this […]


San Andreas fault looking southeast in the San Joaquin Valley (AP Photo)

Report: Calif. quake mapping has slowed

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Very few earthquake faults in California have been mapped over the past two decades despite an ambitious campaign launched in the early 1970s to help scientists learn more about the state’s […]


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Ellen gives $10K to NH waitress for soldiers’ tab

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire waitress who picked up the lunch tab for two National Guard soldiers affected by the federal government’s shutdown has been repaid — more than 300 times over — […]


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Buzz Aldrin named Grand Marshal of Hollywood Christmas Parade

HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, will serve as Grand Marshal of the 82nd Hollywood Christmas Parade, which benefits the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, it was announced […]


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Thousands expected at Hollywood immigration rally

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Thousands of immigrants and supporters are expected to march through Hollywood on Saturday as part of an effort taking place across the nation pushing for immigration reform. The event called “March […]


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Woman killed by hit-and-run driver in Hollywood

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Los Angeles police are searching for a driver who fled the scene after hitting and killing a woman with his car in Hollywood. Authorities say the woman was struck early Friday […]


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UC turns to social media to raise student aid

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California is hoping to harness the power of social media to raise money for student scholarships. The UC system launched a six-week campaign on Wednesday that combines the […]


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Groove at the Bowl; outdoors at the Getty

If you didn’t get a chance to hit the Bowl this Summer, hurry up because this weekend it’s the Fireworks Finale: Earth, Wind & Fire, from Sept. 13-15. The legendary group will groove to their […]





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