Archive | May, 2012

Projects are Prelude to Professional Filming

The winners do not receive Oscars, but for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and participating college students, the organization’s annual Student Academy Awards reaffirm the future. While students are provided a stepping-stone and additional resources to further their careers, the awards have also helped the Academy support young filmmakers who have gone [...] [...more]

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Bus Driver Murdered in WeHo Remembered

A suspect accused of shooting a bus driver shortly after 9 a.m. on May 20 as he drove through West Hollywood was charged Tuesday with murder, with the special allegation that he was lying in wait. The driver, Alan T. Thomas, 51, was allegedly shot by the lone passenger on the bus near the corner [...] [...more]

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Suspect Arrested in Fatal Stabbing on Orlando Ave.

A 27-year-old victim who was stabbed to death around 1:30 a.m. on May 19 in the 300 block of N. Orlando Avenue has been identified by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Department as Bobby Khamvongsa. Investigators said the victim was allegedly murdered by an acquaintance, Richard Herrera, 29, a resident of the Mount Washington area [...] [...more]

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Lexington Social House

Walking into this Hollywood hot spot near the corner of Hollywood and Vine, I immediately was drawn to the sophisticated club atmosphere. I learned that actor and musician, Jeff Goldblum, (“Jurassic Park”, “Independence Day”) plays with his jazz band most Wednesday nights. Arrive early to enjoy Chef Jared Simons’ dazzling American fare with a Southern [...] [...more]

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Restaurant News

Beer & Memorial Day Tony’s Darts Away, Mohawk Bend and Golden Road Brewing is offering “buy one, get one free” beers for all veterans and active service members on Mon., May 28. Brunch service will be extended to include Memorial Day. The special Beers and Bikes event at these gastropubs has been changed to June [...] [...more]

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‘Battleship’ Wins Little, Sinks Much

This is what happens when a director takes the B-roll from “Transformers” and uses it for a different film. I’ve never seen a premise stretched as much as in “Battleship” — adding aliens to the maritime board game — but let’s be honest, a Naval film about battleships doesn’t appeal to a modern audience that [...] [...more]

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Sexual Assault Suspect Arrested

On April 12, investigators from the LAPD’s Operations West Bureau-Sexual Assault Detail arrested 31-year-old Judd Weiss, a resident of the Bel-Air area of Los Angeles, for felony sexual assault. Weiss was an owner of a valet parking service, and a commercial real estate broker. Charges were filed against Weiss by the Los Angeles District Attorney’s [...] [...more]

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Two Charged in USC Shooting

Two men suspected of fatally shooting two USC graduate students from China during a botched robbery were charged on Tuesday with capital murder and other counts, the District Attorney’s Office announced. The arraignment of both Bryan Barnes, 20, and Javier Bolden, 19, have been continued until June 25. They are being held without bail. Barnes [...] [...more]

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Kunis Stalker Arrested in L.A.

A 27-year-old man was detained earlier this month after repeatedly attempting to contact actress Milena (Mila) Kunis. On May 4, around 11 a.m., LAPD Wilshire Division officers responded to a radio call of a disturbance at a local Los Angeles gym. When the officers arrived, they discovered a man who fit the description of the [...] [...more]

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Teacher’s Aide, Soccer Coach Arrested for Molestation

Investigators with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Rampart Division have arrested a former Los Angeles Unified School District teacher’s aide and soccer coach for unlawful sexual activity with a child, and are seeking additional victims. Jorge Dominguez, 25, was taken into custody on May 17 by Rampart Division detectives and investigators with the LAPD’s Juvenile [...] [...more]

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