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October 2, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
The park is named after the late actor and conservationist Leo Carrillo, who played the comic sidekick Pancho in the 1950s Western TV series "The Cisco Kid. " Located along Pacific Coast Highway near the Los Angeles-Ventura County line, it has doubled for Iwo Jima, the Caribbean and Hawaii. For six decades, Leo Carrillo State Park has been one of the most popular beaches, not only for Los Angeles residents but for location scouts. PHOTOS: Hollywood Backlot moments From "Grease" to "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "Letters From Iwo Jima," the scenic stretch of beach has been featured in countless movies, TV shows and commercials.
September 9, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
Oscar De La Hoya, in keeping with his routine of picking a string of Golden Boy Promotions fighters who've taken on Floyd Mayweather Jr., has predicted Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will knock Mayweather out Saturday sometime around the eighth round. Mayweather, amplifying the disdain he has displayed toward the boxer with whom he created the richest pay-per-view bout in the sport's history in 2007, has answered back in a personal way. In a discussion with The Times late last month touching on many topics, Mayweather Jr. (44-0)
August 12, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Jennifer Aniston hosted a star-studded birthday party for fiance Justin Theroux on Saturday. The bash was rumored to be their secret wedding - you know, the one she has incessantly insisted , while doing media rounds for "We're the Millers," that they didn't have time to plan? But alas, the event was not the couple's walk down the aisle. PHOTOS: 50 most beautiful female celebrities Instead, the "Friends" alum hosted about 80 guests at her newly renovated Bel-Air abode, which she purchased in February 2012 for $24.9 million and spent quite a bit of time renovating, for her actor beau's birthday, just like her rep said she was doing.
July 20, 2013 | By Mathew Hamilton and Christine Mai-Duc
Police across Southern California were on a alert this weekend for more “bash mob” attacks. A bash mobs is a large group of people who suddenly descend on a neighborhood, roaming the streets, vandalizing property and committing theft and petty crimes. They are sometimes organized by social media. There were incidents this week in Hollywood and the Inland Empire. There were rumors of one occurring Friday in Long Beach, but it failed to materialize. “We are very cognizant of monitoring the rest of the city for any potential flash mobs, and we have additional resources in place to respond quickly and aggressively,” said LAPD Lt. Andy Neiman.
July 19, 2013 | By Matt Hamilton and Christine Mai-Duc
Law enforcement officers across the Southland continued to be on alert Friday for signs of roving groups of vandals like the one that struck Hollywood on Tuesday night, even as one such “bash mob” failed to materialize in Long Beach. Police there had warned residents about a potential attack by a large mob of people expected to descend upon city streets, vandalizing property and committing theft and petty crimes. A similar incident took place in Long Beach on July 9, when more than 100 people raced through downtown in a sudden, organized crime rampage organized in part through social media sites.
July 3, 2013 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- A legal action that could have scuttled San Diego's annual beach bacchanal called Over-the-Line has been withdrawn, attorneys on opposing sides announced Wednesday. A group called had alleged a boosterish attitude by city officials has led city employees to illegally favor Over-the-Line for a permit for using the city beach while rejecting other groups. In a statement, representatives for and the Over-the-Line sponsor, the Old Mission Beach Athletic Club, agreed that all groups seeking a permit should be held to the same rules and that permits should be denied only if a group will not conform to the rules or an event "poses an unreasonable public-safety risk.
June 26, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Toms is hosting a pre-Fourth of July “Red, White and Bold Bash” on Saturday at the Americana at Brand . The charitable shoe and eyewear company, which gives back to those in need for every pair of shoes or glasses sold, is hosting a party with live music, games and art on the green from noon to 6 p.m.. It's to celebrate Independence Day - “and the freedom to style your Toms,” the event flyer says. The mall is at 889 Americana Way, Glendale. Opening Designer resale boutique Buttons and Bows , owned by Karen Marley and Monique Aquino, has moved to a larger location at 548 Spring St., Suite 112, in downtown Los Angeles' historic core.
June 18, 2013 | By Ed Stockly
Customized TV Listings are available here: Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 16 - 22, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies   SERIES MasterChef The contestants visit the set of "Glee" in this new episode. 8 p.m. Fox MythBusters Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman use duct tape to survive in the desert in this new episode. 9 p.m. Discovery Franklin & Bash Heather Locklear, pictured, joins the cast as a tough new lawyer brought in by Stanton (Malcolm McDowell)
June 7, 2013 | By Kate Linthicum and Emily Alpert, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa took over downtown's Grand Park on Friday night for a boisterous block party that was largely about celebrating him. On a giant podium erected on the steps of City Hall, a group of elected officials stood and praised Villaraigosa, who steps down this month after serving two terms as mayor. "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest called him a dear friend "who loves Los Angeles. " Former President Bill Clinton, a longtime political ally, said "he's a good-looking guy" who made the city safer and greener.
May 16, 2013 | By Robin Abcarian
You may already have seen the video. “Abercrombie & Fitch is a terrible company,” intones the creator and star, Los Angeles writer Greg Karber. “Their CEO insists on only hiring  attractive people, which is ironic because he looks like this.”  (The video shows a still photo of Abercrombie CEO Mike Jeffries, whose face seems nearly disfigured by plastic surgery.) In a week already roiling with debate over Jeffries' retailing strategy to clothe only slender, “cool” people, Karber's 2½-minute video has struck a nerve.
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