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Thunderstorm and rain hits coastal and westside communities

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A winter storm arrived in the Southland with a bang today, as a large thunderstorm parked over the Santa Monica Mountains for much of the afternoon and prompted a flood warning near Thousand Oaks. Radar showed light-to-moderate rainfall falling over western L.A. County and the Santa Rose Valley of Ventura County, […]

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“Dame Edna’s Glorious Goodbye” wows Ahmanson audiences

What can you say about Australian-born Dr. Barry Humphries’ “Anima,”* Dame Edna, that hasn’t been said over the past 60 years? Well, as luck would have it, this was my first experience with the Grand Dame of nuanced “nastiness,” so I can talk about her performance with virgin eyes. Direct from London’s West End Stage, […]

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Small fire breaks out near Disneyland ride

ANAHEIM (CNS) - It was a small fire, after all, is the word from the Anaheim Fire Department, following a tree blaze in a backstage area of Disneyland. The fire broke out at about 9:19 p.m. near the “It’s A Small World” attraction. Anaheim firefighters entered the theme park and had the fire out at 9:48, a fire […]

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New CBS drama “Battle Creek” is from “Breaking Bad” creator

m4s0n501 HOLLYWOOD (CNS) - “Battle Creek,” a drama about two mismatched law enforcement officers created by Vince Gilligan before he created “Breaking Bad,” premieres at 10 p.m. tonight on CBS. Gilligan sold the script for the “Battle Creek” pilot to CBS in 2002, but the network was not able then to find the right cast […]

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Oscar gown recovered, thief claims pearls are bogus

WEST HOLLYWOOD (CNS) - The missing pearl-covered $150,000 gown worn by Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o at the Academy Awards was apparently returned to the West Hollywood hotel from which it was taken, apparently by the thief who stole it. Investigators were notified about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday of the theft of the pearl-adorned dress from the London […]

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