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Interview: Patrick Dennis talks about his new record Special

Despite being a mainstay on the Californian music scene for years - and playing in a number of different bands - indie rocker Patrick Dennis has only just got around to making his first solo album. He told Digital Journal all about it.

Tuna company, 2 managers charged in death of man cooked with tuna

Los Angeles - Bumble Bee Foods and two managers were charged by Los Angeles, California prosecutors on Monday with violating safety regulations in the death of a worker cooked in an industrial pressure cooker along with 12,000 pounds of tuna in 2012.

Mega Expedition to set sail for Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Los Angeles - On Monday, environmental campaigning organization, Ocean Cleanup, founded by young Dutchman, Boyan Slat, unveiled its Mega Expedition, a massive research undertaking to assess the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

Small earthquake shakes Los Angeles — no damage reported

Los Angeles - Southern California was jolted Sunday by a 3.5-magnitude earthquake that struck South Los Angeles at 9:17 p.m, government seismologists reported.

Iconic singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell hospitalized

Los Angeles - Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell was taken by ambulance from her home Tuesday and hospitalized, her official website confirmed.

Seafood company ordered to shut down over adulterated fish

Los Angeles - A federal judge complied with a request from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and ordered a Los Angeles, California seafood manufacturer to stop producing ready-to-eat smoked and pickled fish because of a failure to control bacterial contamination.

Missing Berkeley student was struck and killed on L.A. freeway

Los Angeles - A U.C. Berkeley student athlete who was the subject of a frantic search after he disappeared from a fraternity party in Los Angeles early Saturday has been found dead, authorities said Monday.

Family offers $50,000 reward in search for missing student

Los Angeles - The family of a missing UC Berkeley student is offering a $50,000 reward for information that leads to finding the young athlete.

Interview with top entertainment figure Michael Des Barres Special

The English-born singer, actor and showbusiness veteran is gearing up to release a rockin' new album, recorded last year in Rome. He made time in his chaotic agenda for Digital Journal.

Woman allegedly swipes elderly woman's $250 bingo winnings

Monterey Park - A 53-year-old woman was arrested Thursday for allegedly stealing a purse left briefly unattended that contained the bingo winnings of an elderly Los Angeles woman at a senior center in Monterey Park, police say. The incident occurred on Feb. 6.

NFL suddenly has too many teams planning to move to Los Angeles

In a surprise move, the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers announced plans to build a $1.7 stadium in Carson, California according to the Los Angeles Times.

Grammys: Sam Smith wins 4 as show was heavy in performances

Los Angeles - UPDATE: Sam Smith has won Record of the Year at the 2015 Grammys Awards and it helped him win the night with four. Smith grabbed the award and thanked the person who broke his heart.

App allowing users to sell parking spots may soon be banned in LA

Los Angeles - MonkeyParking is an app that lets its users sell their parking spaces, but they could soon be banned from operating in Los Angeles.

Now San Francisco and Los Angeles are suing Uber

San Francisco and Los Angeles district attorneys filed a consumer protection suit against Uber on Tuesday, the LA Times reports.

L.A. Film Critics hand top prize to 'Boyhood'; director wins, too

Los Angeles - The Los Angeles Film Critics handed "Boyhood" its top prize for 2014 today (Dec. 7). The win means it lands another major award as the season picks up steam.

Death of comic Joan Rivers blamed on anesthesia drug propofol

New York - Acerbic comedian Joan Rivers died after suffering cardiac arrest during an outpatient medical procedure, a known potential side effect of the anesthesia drug propofol — the same drug implicated in the death of Michael Jackson.

Therapy dogs at major airports comfort stressed passengers

Los Angeles - Therapy dogs at a number of major airports, in various cities, including Los Angeles and Miami are being used to provide comfort to stressed-out passengers.

Fungus that is deadly to AIDS patients found to live in trees

Los Angeles - It may be small, but for people with AIDS it can be deadly. Researchers have narrowed down the source of fungal infections that have been making people with HIV/AIDS in southern California sick for decades.

Ships off of California to slow down for whales, cut pollution

Santa Barbara - Whales migrating off of the coastline near Santa Barbara are a little bit safer and cargo ships that slow down as they travel through this area are a little bit richer. It's all part of a program to save whales and cut pollution.

Los Angeles porn producers moving out because of regulations

Los Angeles - California's Los Angeles county has a regulation that adult film stars wear condoms in all porn films, and it's threatening to spread statewide. This has caused the adult film industry to gather up their video cameras and get out of town.

One dead, one in critical condition after lighting hits LA beach

Los Angeles - One person is dead and one is listed in critical condition after lightning struck a crowded Los Angeles beach, electrocuting 13 beachgoers.

'Social Pool' lets you have a dip in the Mojave desert

If you have ever had the urge to swim while visiting the Mojave Desert in Southern California, now's your chance. Several hours away from Los Angeles and totally off the beaten track, is a pool, available to the public, as long as you have the key.

Oculus Rift announces developer conference in Los Angeles

The virtual reality company that was recently acquired by Facebook has just released information about a developer-centric event they are organizing.

Tesla to investigate why stolen Model S crashed, split in half

Los Angeles - Tesla Motors is ready to investigate why a stolen Model S Sedan split in half at the end of a high speed chase in Los Angeles early July 4. The Model S reportedly hit two other cars and a lamp post, splitting in half and starting a battery fire.

Lawsuit over fate of NBA Clippers begins in LA

Los Angeles - What ultimately happens to the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team — and possibly the crumbling marriage of its owners — could be resolved later this week in a courtroom as a lawsuit to determine who controls the NBA franchise gets underway.

Breakdancing event in LA helps to preserve their hip-hop culture Special

Los Angeles - The official kickoff of the annual B-Boy Summit attracted people of all ages to a breakdancing event in Southern California.

Fundraiser for 25-year-old guidance counselor Anthony Michaelides

Los Angeles - 25-year-old Greek-American licensed guidance counselor Anthony Michaelides has been critically injured in a motorcycle accident in Los Angeles, California.

NYC mayor sings 'I Love L.A.' to settle Stanley Cup wager

New York - New York's mayor settled a Stanley Cup wager with Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti by singing "I Love L.A." live on Jimmy Kimmel Monday night.

Kickstarter campaign aims to aid artists w/ mobile music truck

Los Angeles - On-demand, mobile recording studios are rolling into Southern California at a high rate of speed ready to transform the music industry in a localized and very personal way.

Sandra Bullock's home broken into while she was sleeping

Los Angeles - Sandra Bullock's Los Angeles home was broken into Sunday morning around 6:30 a.m. while the actress was apparently still sleeping.
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Staples Center, a premier venue for sports and entertainment, is home to five professional sports teams, most notably the Los Angeles Lakers.
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Actor-director Mel Gibson, in Los Angeles, January 20, 2008.
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Toronto FC goalkeeper Stefan Frei leaps up to grab one of many corner kicks from David Beckham. TFC played to a 2-2 draw in front of 47,658 fans Wednesday night at the Rogers Centre
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2011 All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles, Ca
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Los Angeles skyline and San Gabriel mountains.
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Box of dried fish from L.A. Star Seafood Company.
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Galaxy's Landon Donovan celebrates his tying goal in the 88th minute with teammates Todd Dunivant and Beckham as TFC fans watch in disappointment
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Vincent Thomas Bridge over Los Angeles harbor.
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Members of the group National Action Network Los Angeles protest remarks made by Clippers owner Donald Sterling outside the Staples Center arena on April 29.
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Angels pitching coach Mike Butcher and catcher Bobby Wilson pay starting pitcher Garrett Richards a visit while third baseman Alberto Callaspo looks on. It was a rough start for the rookie as he gave up a 10 runs on nine hits in 4.1 innings including seven runs and seven hits in the second inning alone
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Mayor of Los Angeles Antonio Villaraigosa speaking at an ACLU event.
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A protest sign in downtown Los Angeles to protest Arizona's new immigration law
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The FBI and Los Angeles Airport Police identified the suspected gunman as Paul Ciancia, 23, of Pennsville, N.J. He had apparently been living in Los Angeles
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McArthur Park, Los Angeles. The shooting of Jamines occured close to MacArthur Park. This area of Los Angeles is home to many Latin American immigrants.
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The financial district in Downtown Los Angeles.
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