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  1. Hundreds in Los Angeles protest climate change, North Dakota pipelineRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | The Raw Story

    Protester gather near a pipeline being built by a group of companies led by Energy Transfer Partners LP at a construction site in North Dakota before being confronted by police October 22, 2016, Photo courtesy Morton County Sheriff's Office/Handout via REUTERS Hundreds of people gathered in Los Angeles on Sunday to protest against climate change and show support for activists demonstrating against the construction of an oil pipeline in North Dakota. Several Hollywood stars, including Mark Ruffalo and Susan Sarandon, were among the more than 800 people who attended the climate rally in MacArthur Park.


  2. Trial of 'Hollywood Arsonist' Harry Burkhart begins in Los AngelesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2016 | The Raw Story

    Harry Burkhart, 24, is detained by the Los Angeles county sheriff's department on suspicion of setting dozens of fires across Los Angeles, in West Hollywood, January 2, 2012. The man was being questioned in connection with as many as 55 arson fires, most started in cars, in a spree that began on Thursday, Los Angeles Fire Department said on Monday.


  3. California man gets life in prison for slaying of Saudi studentRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 13, 2016 | The Raw Story

    Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi is pictured in this undated handout photo provided by the Los Angeles Police Department. Los Angeles Police Department/Handout via Reuters A Southern California man was sentenced on Friday to life in prison for fatally stabbing an engineering student from Saudia Arabia who the killer met after the victim posted an online ad to sell his car two years ago, prosecutors said.


  4. Man with assault rifles and possible explosives arrested en route to LA Pride parade: policeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2016 | The Raw Story

    Los Angeles police have taken a man into custody on his way to the L.A. Pride parade with what they called "possible explosives" as well as assault rifles, reports the LA Times . Sunday morning a Santa Monica police dispatcher received a tip on a suspected prowler near Olympic Boulevard.


  5. Art, furniture and more from the Reagans' home to be auctionedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2016 | The Raw Story

    "Ronald and Nancy Reagan, 1964" image showing The Reagans aboard an unidentified boat in this 1964 photo released on June 1, 2016. Courtesy The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation/Handout via REUTERS Furniture, artwork, jewelry and collectible objects that once graced the Los Angeles home of President Ronald Reagan and his wife, Nancy, are headed for the auction block, Christie's said on Thursday.


  6. Ex-L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa starts fundraising for anti-Trump PAC targeting immigrantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2016 | The Raw Story

    Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa poses at LACMA's 50th anniversary gala in Los Angeles, California, on April 18, 2015. Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said on Wednesday he had formed a political action committee and started raising money to help fight Donald Trump's Republican presidential campaign in key states with large Latino immigrant populations.


  7. 'ET Comes Home' for NASA fuel tank in street ride to LA museumRead the original story w/Photo

    May 21, 2016 | The Raw Story

    A giant orange NASA fuel tank began its final journey on Saturday, along city streets to a Los Angeles science center where it will be displayed with the space shuttle Endeavour. The California Science Center has called the mission "ET Comes Home," in a play on the "external tank" name and the 1982 movie "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial."


  8. 'Magnificent 7' remake revives forgotten story of black cowboysRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2016 | The Raw Story

    From the chiseled, insouciant Robert Mitchum and the rugged, laconic Clint Eastwood to John Wayne, the most celebrated cowboy of all, Hollywood's Western icons are invariably strong, brooding - and white. The roles they play, too - legendary frontiersmen like Jesse James, Billy the Kid and Wyatt Earp - are typically ranchers, lawmen or outlaws battling for money or land on behalf of White America.


  9. 'The f*cking irony!': Owners of LA vegan restaurant get...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2016 | The Raw Story

    Owners of a trendy vegan eatery in Los Angeles are on the receiving end of death threats after an avid advocate of the eating style outed them for slaughtering and eating meat in their home. According to the LAist , Cafe Gratitude owners Terces Engelhart and husband Matthew are under attack based upon an admission they made on their blog a year ago that - after 40 years as vegetarians and 12 as vegans - they were once again eating meat at their Be Love Farm in Northern California.


  10. Clinton dominates the battle for Hollywood endorsements - and cashRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2016 | The Raw Story

    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' positions on fracking, free tuition and breaking up big banks wouldn't sound out of place in an Oscar winning-actor's acceptance speech. But in famously liberal Hollywood, long used as an ATM by Democratic campaigns, Sanders' message is not resonating as loudly as in other progressive bastions. 6 comments

  11. Reclusive Hollywood conservative group disbands after 'civil...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2016 | The Raw Story

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a town hall interview on NBC's "Today" show in New York, on April 21, 2016. The Friends of Abe has acted as a clandestine club for Hollywood conservatives for more than a decade, hosting secret events where they could vent rightwing views and hear speeches from visiting Tea Party luminaries.


  12. The novel and play that predicted Trump's rise - and...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 8, 2016 | The Raw Story

    From Aristophanes satirizing the senselessness of the Peloponnesian War in Lysistrata to Shakespeare telling the story of Elizabeth I's grandparents in Henry IV Parts I and II, artists have put forth sharp criticisms of their governments. Artists in Russia and Germany during the 1910s and 1920s created art that supported communism.


  13. How Trump's rise ignited a 'slow motion' civil war among conservatives in HollywoodRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2016 | The Raw Story

    Conservatives in Hollywood fret about the entertainment industry's liberal tilt so many closet their beliefs, but the perceived need to tiptoe around Tinseltown's Democratic legions has the virtue of binding their little tribe together, yielding an underground community spirit. In huddles at film sets, studio offices, homes and cafes they groan about Black Lives Matter, lament Hillary Clinton and decry the socialist catastrophe named Barack Obama.


  14. Collection of Banksy art expected to fetch more than $500,000 in Los Angeles auctionRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2016 | The Raw Story

    'Blood and Crips', a mixed-media illustration by Thellus and Banksy's aerosol-stencil 'Happy Choppers' , seen at Julien's Auction House in Beverly Hills, California in 2013. A collection of works by enigmatic British graffiti artist Banksy is expected to sell for more than $500,000 at auction in Los Angeles next month, organizers said.


  15. Ex-Scientologist guzzled bleach in desperate escape attempt from cult's hellish gulagRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2016 | The Raw Story

    A former top Scientologist says she was forced to spend three years performing hard labor after she was caught kissing another woman. Nora Crest worked as a life counselor at the Los Angeles Celebrity Center, where she mentored the children of celebrity Scientologists John Travolta and Tom Cruise before she was banished for her same-sex attraction, reported the Daily Mail .


  16. Michelle Obama to lead 1,000 guests in final tribute to Nancy ReaganRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2016 | The Raw Story

    Nearly 1,000 guests, led by first lady Michelle Obama and representatives from nine former White House families, assembled on Friday for a memorial tribute to Nancy Reagan at her late husband's presidential library in Southern California. Funeral services for the former Hollywood actress and first lady capped two days during which thousands of mourners filed past her flower-bedecked casket at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, north of Los Angeles.


  17. Former First Lady Nancy Reagan dies at age 94Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2016 | The Raw Story

    Nancy Reagan, the former actress who was fiercely protective of husband Ronald Reagan through a Hollywood career, eight years in the White House, an assassination attempt and her husband's Alzheimer's disease, died on Sunday at age 94, the Reagan library said. Michael Reagan said on Twitter he was saddened by his stepmother's death.


  18. 'Epidemic of invisibility': USC report highlights Hollywood's diversity crisisRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2016 | The Raw Story

    Hollywood is suffering an "epidemic of invisibility" among ethnic minorities, women and LGBT people, a new study showed Monday, just days ahead of the film industry's glittering Oscars awards night. From the boardrooms of film and television studios to the actors in front of the camera, the industry is overwhelmingly white, male and heterosexual, the report by the University of Southern California found.


  19. Los Angeles hospital paid $17,000 ransom in Bitcoin after cyber-attackRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2016 | The Raw Story

    The president of Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center said on Wednesday that his hospital paid hackers a ransom of $17,000 in bitcoins to regain control of their computer systems after a cyber attack. Allen Stefanek said in a statement that paying the ransom was the "quickest and most efficient way" of regaining access to the affected systems, which were crippled on Feb. 5 and interfered with hospital staff's ability to communicate electronically.


  20. Residents of Compton, California weigh in on Oscars snub and racial discriminationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2016 | The Raw Story

    Charlotte Rampling, controversially, has intervened. Spike Lee has voiced his frustrations, again.


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