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Entries by Anna Almendrala from 03/2011

Attorney General Kamala Harris Asks To Resume Gay Marriage

Posted 03.01.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO — California's attorney general on Tuesday joined lawyers for two same-sex couples and the city of San Francisco in asking a feder...

McCourt Divorce: Jamie Accuses Frank Of Making Business Deals Behind Her Back

Posted 03.02.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The ex-wife of Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt accused her ex-husband Tuesday of making financial deals concerning the tea...

Gun Control: LA Police Chief Supports Ban On High-Capacity Ammo Magazines

Posted 03.02.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The city's police chief on Wednesday endorsed a proposed federal ban on the sale of high-capacity ammunition magazines that have b...

Judy Garland's Bel-Air Home For $5.5 Million

Posted 03.02.2011 | Los Angeles

Update -- The LA Times reports that this home has sold for $5.2 million, and the deal closed two weeks after the home went on the market. Previous...

Mardi Gras In Los Angeles

Posted 03.02.2011 | Los Angeles

Text and photos by Mar Yvette. Not heading to New Orleans or Rio this week to celebrate Mardi Gras and Carnival (or Carnaval or Carnivale, depending...

Dawn Viens' Body Not Found Under The Restaurant

Posted 03.03.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — A man who jumped off a cliff after learning he was a suspect in the disappearance of his wife more than a year ago was charged Thursda...

Ken Starr, Hollywood's Madoff, Gets Sentenced

Posted 03.03.2011 | Los Angeles

Ken Starr -- the 67-year-old Hollywood money manager who pleaded guilty to wire fraud, investment advisor fraud and money laundering last year -- was ...

Los Angeles NFL Stadium Gets A Name Change

Posted 03.03.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — What's in a name? Not pro football, apparently, if the name includes Industry. Planners of a 75,000-seat football stadium in the ...

Fig & Olive Livens Up Melrose Place

Posted 03.03.2011 | Los Angeles

After opening four Fig & Olive restaurants, all in New York, founder and owner Laurent Halasz has decided to branch out to Melrose Place in West Holly...

Hollywood UMC's Gay Marriage Banner Vandalized

Posted 03.03.2011 | Los Angeles

Vandals have defaced a banner supporting same-sex marriage for the second time in recent weeks at the Hollywood United Methodist Church, this time it ...

California Ethics Rules In Question After Gifts Revealed

Posted 03.04.2011 | Los Angeles

Reporting from Sacramento -- Trips to Spain and Argentina, choice Lakers tickets, gourmet meals and rounds of golf are among the $637,000 in gifts tha...

Your Weekend To-Do List: Rodarte, Truckit Fest & The Gold Standard

Posted 03.04.2011 | Los Angeles

Our top picks? LA Weekly's annual Gold Standard food tasting, the Rodarte exhibit opening at MOCA, and Avenue Q, a puppet show for adults only. For mo...

Charlie Sheen's New Beverly Hills House?

Posted 03.05.2011 | Los Angeles

The Wall Street Journal reports that Charlie Sheen is in escrow to buy a Mediterranean-style Beverly Hills mansion from Hollywood producer Mike Medavo...

Roger Christopher Williams Shooting: Family Want Answers From The LAPD

Posted 03.05.2011 | Los Angeles

SOUTH L.A. (KTLA) -- Family members of Roger Williams are questioning if deadly force was necessary after Williams was shot and killed by police offic...

Tyler Perry's Rise Above Party

Posted 03.05.2011 | Los Angeles

Hundreds of guests danced the night away at Tyler Perry's 1st annual "Rise Above Celebration" at Boulevard3 in Hollywood. It was a big night for Tyler...

State Controller John Chiang Releases New Round Of Public Sector Salaries

Posted 03.05.2011 | Los Angeles

State Controller John Chiang has released a new round of compensation figures for public sector employees, including a Bay Area hospital executive who...

Jamie Oliver Launches Mobile Kitchen As LAUSD Stands Its Ground

Posted 03.05.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has perfected his anti-obesity recipe over the years: blend a passion for nutrition with reality TV...

Steven Eugene Washington Shooting: Civilian Commission Rebukes Chief Charlie Beck

Posted 03.06.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- A civilian commission has rejected a recommendation from the city's chief of police, ruling officers were not justified in the fatal sh...

LA Dodgers Welcome Back Chris Ramirez, Former Make-A-Wish Visitor

Posted 03.06.2011 | Los Angeles

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Chris Ramirez stood in the hot desert sun, smiling as he surveyed the pitchers tossing in front of him. The teenager asked for a...

Bell's Unity Fraying As Recall Elections Approach

Posted 03.06.2011 | Los Angeles

BELL, Calif. -- Nine months ago residents of this hardscrabble suburb on the edge of Los Angeles were united with one common battle cry: "Throw the bu...

Jerry Brown Wants $63 Million For Cleaner Caltrans Fleets

Posted 03.07.2011 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Marie C. Baca Nestled within Gov. Jerry Brown's program-slashing budget proposal lies a $63 m...

Exclusive Peek: Son Of A Gun Restaurant

Posted 03.07.2011 | Los Angeles

Despite being midway through Son of a Gun's hectic launch week, chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo granted the Huffington Post exclusive access to their...

Judy Garland's Former Home Sold For $5.2 Million

Posted 03.07.2011 | Los Angeles

Judy Garland's former home, which went on the market in the beginning of February for $5.5 million, has just sold for $5.2 million. The LA Times repor...

Proposition 8 Supporters Dismiss Obama's DOMA Stand

Posted 03.07.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO -- Lawyers for sponsors of California's gay marriage ban say the Obama administration's refusal to defend a federal law prohibiting gove...

Bell Recall Elections A Chance To Begin Anew

Posted 03.08.2011 | Los Angeles

BELL, Calif. -- After months of outrage directed at a city government that made this modest Southern California suburb the national poster child for m...