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From the dental chair to the ring: Meet the San Fernando Valley dentist who protects boxing star Manny Pacquiao’s pearly whites

At his unremarkable office on Roscoe Boulevard, Dr. Ed de la Vega spends most days filling cavities and performing root canals. By the looks of the slight, graying man in spectacles and a white lab coat, one mightn’t guess he’s something of a celebrity. That is, in the Filipino boxing world. At 77, de la Vega spent a recent Saturday night wiping sweat and applying Vaseline to the brow of young Filipino boxer Genisis Libranza at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson. He was performing his duties a...
Tags: Usa, News, La, Israel, Sports, America, Reagan, Sport, Ukraine, Soccer, Philippines, Kuala Lumpur, Boxing, Manny Pacquiao, Las Vegas, Ed


'Go Ahead in the Rain' Artfully Melds the Many Parts of a Tribe Called Quest's Backstory

None As I write this review, I'm listening to "Award Tour" and nodding my head like I'm front row for A Tribe Called Quest's 1993 Arsenio Hall performance under lavender stage lights. I discovered Tribe in a different world than Hanif Abdurraqib: not in Columbus, Ohio, but Akron; not on cassette tape, but a Greatest Hits CD stolen from the public library; not as a black teenager realizing that Tribe's jazz-imbued hip-hop is acceptable to play at home, but as a white 15-year-old suddenly on a mi...
Tags: Music, Review, New York City, Book Review, Hip-hop, New Orleans, Donald Trump, Leonard Cohen, Akron, Anderson Paak, COLUMBUS Ohio, Otis Redding, Lucy Pearl, Muhammad, Tribe, Rodney King


Political Music, Musical Politics: A Discussion Panel with Samuel Adler, Maria Grenfell, Aaron Jay Kernis, and Catherine Likhuta

The intersection of music and politics is perennially fascinating. Within the world of classical music, tenacious ideas about music’s aesthetic autonomy, its purported status as timeless Art-with-a-capital-A, often rub up uncomfortably with actual musical practice. How is it that Beethoven’s music of universal brotherhood could also serve as the anthem of an apartheid nation-state? At Bowling Green State University’s 39th Annual New Music Festival last October, composers Samuel Adler, Maria Gren...
Tags: Europe, Obama, Australia, Germany, Nazis, Russia, New York City, Religion, Discussions, Articles, America, Atlanta, Eu, Ukraine, Analysis, Chicago


Undercover officer: Colleagues beat him ‘like Rodney King’

ST. LOUIS (AP) — An undercover St. Louis police officer reported that his colleagues beat him “like Rodney King” when they mistook him for a protester following the acquittal of a white former officer in the fatal shooting of a black man, according to newly released court documents. Det. Luther Hall also described the attack […]
Tags: News, Ap, Nation, St Louis, Rodney King, Det Luther Hall


Argument preview: Justices to reconsider potentially far reaching double-jeopardy exception

Next week the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in the case of an Alabama man who was convicted of both federal and state gun charges arising from the same traffic stop. He is challenging what is known as the “separate sovereigns” doctrine – the idea, based on longstanding Supreme Court rulings, that the federal government and Alabama are two different sovereigns and therefore can both prosecute him for the same conduct without running afoul of the Constitution’s ban on double jeopardy. In...
Tags: New York, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Virginia, Alabama, Los Angeles, United States, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Gamble, Howe, U S Court of Appeals, Mueller


The Rev. Arthur Lee Broadous, Pacoima community organizer and choir director, dies at 67

The Rev. Arthur Lee Broadous, who aided the homeless and used his singing voice to inspire and bring together his Pacoima community, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the age of 67. Arthur Lee Broadous (Photo courtesy of the Broadous family) The choir leader and former director of the Pacoima Community Youth Cultural Center Choir was part of a large and prominent Pacoima family headed by the Rev. Hillery T. Broadous, founder of Calvary Baptist Church of Pacoima and the San Fernando Valley chapter ...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Obituaries, Jackson, Local News, Naacp, Bradley, Rosa, Pamela, Arthur, Los Angeles City, Los Angeles Police Department, San Fernando Valley, Pacoima


The Popdose Interview: Matthew Sweet’s “Wicked System Of Things”

Matthew Sweet feels like it might be time to take a little bit of a breather and you can hardly blame him for that. “I’ve had so much stuff,” he chuckles, late in our conversation. “I feel like taking a break would be good for all of us. Meaning, me and the fans.” In the past two years, he’s released Tomorrow Forever and its companion album, Tomorrow’s Daughter. Fans can get their hands on a third album of new songs, Wicked System of Things, which will be in stores for Record Store Day this comi...
Tags: Music, London, Shoes, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Spain, Vinyl, Fleetwood Mac, Elvis, Matthew, Tusk, Byron, Cheap Trick, Raspberries, Lindsey Buckingham, Midwest


This Week in Photography Books: Corinne Vionnet

  Thanks for reading, and giving this column its legs. Thanks for taking what I say seriously, but also having the self-awareness to know when I’m joking. Lord knows I’ve written some crazy things in this column over the last 7+ years, but I’ve never felt the need to dumb things down. (And I have the coolest editor in the world, which helps.) But mostly I’m saying thanks because after last week’s nakedly honest column, I got several lovely, positive emails in reply. I don’t do this for the feedb...
Tags: Photography, Texas, Obama, China, Americas, America, Ben Franklin, Rob, Republic, Stephen A Smith, Photography Books, Trump, George Washington, Democratic House, Robert Frank, Rodney King


Spike Lee to Adapt One-Man Stage Play Frederick Douglass Now  

Spike Lee to Adapt One-Man Stage Play Frederick Douglass Now According to Variety, prolific director Spike Lee (BLacKkKlansman, Inside Man, Malcom X) has signed on to adapt the one-man stage play Frederick Douglass Now for the big screen. This will be the third of Roger Guenveur Smith’s one-man stage shows that Lee has adapted, after helming Rodney King and A Huey P. Newton Story. RELATED: Spike Lee Talks BlacKkKlansman’s Powerful Ending For those unaware, Frederick Douglass was one of the n...
Tags: Movies, US, Los Angeles, Spike Lee, Buffalo, Smith, Lee, Occidental College, Frederick Douglass, Roger Guenveur Smith, Douglass, Rodney King, ComingSoon, Movie News, Branford Marsalis, Huey P Newton


‘Walker, Texas Ranger’s’ Aaron Norris, Sheree J. Wilson Team with Ani Kyd Wolf, Buffalo 8 on ‘Peace River’ (EXCLUSIVE)

MEXICO CITY — TV producer Aaron Norris, showrunner of “Walker, Texas Ranger,” is teaming with Buffalo 8, producer of Spike Lee’s Netflix original “Rodney King,” to produce “Peace River,” a one-hour drama series set on the U.S.-Mexico border. Norris (“I Love You Phillip Morris”), created the series with Sheree J. Wilson – “Dallas’” April Stevens […]
Tags: News, Mexico, Global, Netflix, Festivals, Dallas, Spike Lee, Stevens, Phillip Morris, Norris, Peace River, Rodney King, Sheree J Wilson, Walker Texas Ranger, Aaron Norris, Aaron Norris Sheree J Wilson Team


Ex-officer involved in Rodney King beating sentenced for DUI

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A former Los Angeles police sergeant who went to prison for beating black motorist Rodney King has been sentenced after pleading no contest to driving under the influence. City News Service says a judge on Wednesday sentenced Stacy Koon to three years of probation. He also fined Koon $390 and […]
Tags: News, Los Angeles, City News Service, Rodney King, Nation & World, SANTA CLARITA Calif, Koon, Stacy Koon


Son of Murphy Brown

Hammering away at Donald Trump must be fun, considering how many people in Hollywood and the media do it on a full-time basis. Perhaps the motivation is financial. Trashing the president turns out to be good for ratings, clicks, and paid gigs. Or maybe, for those Hollywood stars and distraught journalists appalled by the outcome of the 2016 election, Trump-bashing is simply a necessary catharsis. In any case, the decision by CBS suits to reprise Candice Bergen’s golden oldie sitcom, “Murphy Brow...
Tags: Hollywood, Washington Post, Opinion, John Oliver, White House, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Cnn, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, New York Times, Cbs, Fox News, University of Pennsylvania


Criminal cases in the October 2018 term: A law professor’s dream

Applying a broad definition, 13 of the 38 cases in which the Supreme Court has granted review for the upcoming October 2018 term raise criminal law and related issues. (A few more will be granted in the “long conference” order list to be released September 27.) This is about average: Between a quarter to a third of cases decided by the court every year are criminal-law-related. But this term the docket feels a bit special: As I explained to the American Bar Association in my “Annual Review of th...
Tags: Florida, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, California, Virginia, Alabama, Indiana, Chicago, United States, Wyoming, Missouri, Idaho, Arkansas, Ford


Stockpiling 9mm for a SHTF Doomsday Event

Question to the reader: What kind of 9mm handgun ammunition are you stockpiling for a SHTF / Doomsday event? This could be anything from a natural disaster to a replay of the LA riots after the Rodney King verdict. This is a question my prepping buddies and I have discussed several times over the decades. When we were reloading 9mm in bulk during the 1990s we focused on two types of 9mm: Reloads for practice. Good quality brand name for self defense. However, then comes the next questi...
Tags: La, Weapon, AllOutdoor.com, Rodney King


Pathetic Unite the Right and angry Antifa sputter. There's still time to heed Rodney King.

Hopefully Orwell's 'Two Minutes Hate' is not yet institutionalized in our lives. There is still time to get along and 'stop making it horrible.'            [Author: Opinion columnist]
Tags: News, Rodney King, Opinion columnist


State shuts down Pasadena-based ‘Celebrity Rehab’ center over death, repeated violations

State health regulators are moving to revoke the license of a well-known Pasadena drug rehabilitation center made famous by the reality television show “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.” The Department of Health Care Services temporarily suspended the Pasadena Recovery Center’s license in June after investigating the death of a client and a series of other violations. The agency now is seeking a permanent revocation to protect the clients of the program, according to records filed with the Office ...
Tags: News, California, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Pasadena, Local News, Dennis Rodman, Southern California, Guns N Roses, Steven Adler, Pinsky, PRC, San Gabriel Valley, Los Angeles Daily News, Rodney King


July 31 Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital Releases

July 31 Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital Releases Welcome to ComingSoon.net’s July 31 Digital HD, Blu-ray and DVD column! As you can see, we’ve added a video player at the top highlighting this week’s releases, and you can find more detailed write-ups of different titles below! Click each highlighted title to purchase through Amazon! New Movies on Blu-ray/DVD Overboard (exclusive clip) Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez do a role-reversal remake of the classic 80’s comedy which originally starred Gol...
Tags: TV, Movies, Horror, Berlin, United Nations, New Zealand, TV News, Starz, Justice League, Jim Carrey, Josh Brolin, Daniel Craig, Jason Reitman, Halle Berry, Dvd, James Cameron


Ex-officer involved in Rodney King beating charged with DUI

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A former Los Angeles police sergeant who went to prison for his role in the beating of black motorist Rodney King is charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. Prosecutors on Thursday confirmed that 67-year-old Stacey Koon faces two misdemeanor counts for allegedly crashing his truck into a parked […]
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Rodney King, Nation & World, SANTA CLARITA Calif, Stacey Koon


Former LAPD Sgt. Stacey Koon charged in DUI case

Former LAPD Sgt. Stacey Koon — who served time in prison in connection with the videotaped beating of black motorist Rodney King — is facing two misdemeanor DUI counts stemming from his arrest about two months ago in the Castaic area, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office confirmed Thursday. Koon, 67, is scheduled to be arraigned Aug. 14 at the Santa Clarita courthouse on one misdemeanor count each of driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage and driving wi...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Courts, Dui, Pasadena, Lapd, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County, Simi Valley, National Guard, Powell, Palmdale, Los Angeles County District Attorney s Office, RANCHO CUCAMONGA


WATCH: 21 Savage Pulls Out Gun During Fight at Pool Party in Atlanta

Video footage has surfaced showing 21 Savage brandishing a pistol during a recent pool party.While 21 Savage seems like he’s been moving away from the streets in recent times, it looks like he’s still one step away from reminding the world he’s still about that thug life.According to TMZ, 21 and his crew were attending an annual pool party in Atlanta officially dubbed the “Big Ass Pool Party” when suddenly a large group of people crashed the event.After one of the party crashers hurled an insult...
Tags: Videos, Celebs, Guns, Atlanta, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Pool Party, Rodney King, 21 Savage, Laurent Don, Big Ass Pool Party, Pusha T and Drake Beef Savage


Common goal: how soccer healed a gang and riot-hit area of LA

Two miles from where Rodney King was attacked by police, a patch of turf has breathed life into a neighbourhood ravaged by violenceSouth Los Angeles is a 51 sq m grille of concrete and asphalt, spread flat below the sparkle of Hollywood and the towers of downtown. Early city leaders wrote racist covenants forcing black people and Latino immigrants into the blocks of south LA – not-so-subtly barricading them from the opulence beyond.What we are trying to do is build more than a soccer field. We a...
Tags: Hollywood, La, Football, Los Angeles, Sport, Communities, Society, World news, US news, Cities, US sports, Mls, LA Galaxy, Young People, Gangs, Rodney King


Common goal: how soccer helped heal the area at the centre of the LA riots

Less than two miles from where Rodney King was attacked by police, a patch of turf has breathed life into a community ravaged by violenceSouth Los Angeles is a 51 sq m grille of concrete and asphalt, spread flat below the sparkle of Hollywood and the towers of downtown. Early city leaders wrote racist covenants forcing black people and Latino immigrants into the blocks of south LA – not-so-subtly barricading them from the opulence beyond.What we are trying to do is build more than a soccer field...
Tags: Hollywood, La, Football, Los Angeles, Sport, Communities, Society, World news, US news, Cities, US sports, Mls, LA Galaxy, Young People, Gangs, Rodney King


Black Women Are Running In Record Numbers — But Are They Getting The Support They Need?

When Dr. Adia McClellan Winfrey, a Democrat competing for a U.S. House seat in Alabama’s 3rd District, was first exploring her run, she met with a higher-up in the Democratic Party. The official, who himself was Black, told her matter-of-factly that although she’s a highly qualified candidate, there’s no way she could win.“He told me there’s no point in continuing it,” Dr. Winfrey tells Refinery29. “‘You can’t win because you’re Black.’ It was really an eye-opener. That meeting showed me where ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Congress, Senate, Alabama, America, Barack Obama, Georgia, Karen, Hillary Clinton, Williams, House, Kkk, Illinois


Meghan Markle: The American actress joining the British royal family this weekend

If she were auditioning for the role of a lifetime, it would seem she has won the part. Meghan Markle, the actress, yoga-lover and now fiancée of Prince Harry, has stepped into the warm embrace of the Royal Family, crossing the Atlantic last year to start a new life. Her life will be made even better this coming weekend when the Royal wedding kicks off and the stunning actress receives a new royal title, in front of millions expected to watch from around the world.  The November engagement annou...
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FBI and LAPD detain about a dozen, arrest 1 as they serve warrants at North Hills home

NORTH HILLS — Authorities today served warrants at a residence in the North Hills area and arrested one person. The FBI-led operation was conducted shortly before 6 a.m. on the 8900 block of Langdon Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Police Department, which was assisting in the case. About a dozen people were detained for questioning, according to reports from the scene. Information was not immediately available on the nature of the warrants. Related Articles Women det...
Tags: News, La, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Arrest, Local News, Lapd, Lakewood, Los Angeles Police Department, Studio City, Palmdale, North Hills, Rodney King, Stacey Koon


FBI and LAPD make arrest as they serve warrants seeking homicide suspect in North Hills home

People stand around a home that had been raided by the FBI on Thursday, May 10, 2018, after authorities served warrants at the residence on the 8900 block of Langdon Avenue in the North Hills area and arrested one person. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) NORTH HILLS — Authorities today served warrants seeking a homicide suspect at a residence in the North Hills area and arrested one person. The FBI-led operation was conducted about 5 a.m. on the 8900 block of Langdon Avenu...
Tags: News, La, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Arrest, Local News, Lapd, Lakewood, Los Angeles Police Department, Studio City, Palmdale, North Hills, Rodney King, Stacey Koon


Women detained after powder is thrown at LAPD chief

A woman is taken into custody Tuesday, May 8, 2018, during a meeting of the Los Angeles Police Commission after a powdery substance was thrown at Chief Charlie Beck. Witnesses say that the substance thrown at the chief was the ashes of a woman who died in police custody. (Image from CBS2 video) LOS ANGELES — Two women were detained today when one of them allegedly threw a powdery substance in the direction of LAPD Chief Charlie Beck during yet another raucous meeting of the Los Angeles Police ...
Tags: News, Beck, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Arrest, Cbs, Chatsworth, Local News, Lapd, Wilson, Valley, Charlie Beck, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles Police Commission, Rodney King


Pasadena police beating of Christopher Ballew was not in isolation

Characterizing two Pasadena Police Department officers as “bad apples” because they gave the city its own Rodney King moment obscures the fact that Christopher Ballew’s beating is only the tip of the Pasadena PD police misconduct iceberg. Videos that went viral to millions of viewers captured two Pasadena PD officer beating and attempting to shoot Ballew and gave Pasadena a national and international blemish. The righteous furor directed at the officers for their excessive force has tended to vi...
Tags: California, Opinion, North Korea, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Pasadena, Eric Garcetti, Northwest, Trump, Perez, Kim Jong, John Perez, Pasadena Police Department, Esparza, Rodney King


Ex-LAPD Sgt. Stacey Koon, imprisoned in Rodney King beating, is arrested in suspected DUI crash

In this Feb. 4, 1993 file photo, Los Angeles police Sgt. Stacey Koon leaves the federal courthouse in Los Angeles after the opening session of the federal civil rights violation case against Koon and three other police officers involved in the beating of black motorist Rodney King. Koon was convicted and served time in federal prison. He was arrested May 1, 2018, on suspicion of DUI after a crash in Castaic. (AP Photo/Nick Ut) CASTAIC — Former LAPD Sgt. Stacey Koon, who went to prison for his ...
Tags: News, Abc, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Dui, Arrest, California Highway Patrol, CHP, Local News, Lapd, GMC Yukon, Rodney King, Castaic, Heather Lane, Santa Clarita Valley


Former LAPD Cop Jailed for Rodney King Beating Arrested for DUI

The former LAPD sergeant who went to prison for his involvement in the Rodney King beating is in trouble with the law again.According to multiple news reports out of Los Angeles County, 67-year-old Stacey Koon Koon was arrested on suspicion of DUI after he crashed into a parked car Tuesday (May 1).Koon was driving a 1999 GMC Yukon along Heather Lane west of Greenwood Place around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon when he slammed into a parked pickup truck, according to a California Highway Patrol inci...
Tags: Crime, News, Police, Jazz, Dui, California Highway Patrol, Times, CHP, Lapd, King, Los Angeles County, GMC Yukon, Rodney King, California Superior Court, Bad Cops, Heather Lane