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Wilhite and Stewart families urge Fullerton City Council to reconsider $50000 DUI checkpoint grant

September 15, 2012
Wilhite and Stewart families urge Fullerton City Council to reconsider $50000 DUI checkpoint grant

The Fullerton City Council voted down a $50000 grant for DUI checkpoints on August 21. This action was led by Councilmen Travis Kiger and Bruce Whitaker. On August 28, numerous family, friends, and victims of DUI crashes came to speak at the City Council meeting, urging them to reconsider. This issue will be voted upon again on Tuesday, September 18. If you watch nothing else, fast forward to 11:45 and watch the very emotional plea by John Wilhite, the lone survivor of the DUI crash that killed Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart, Courtney Stewart, and Henry Pearson. It is incredibly moving.

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LAist Film Calendar 12/01-12/03: Cinefamily’s Animation Breakdown!

December 1, 2011
LAist Film Calendar 12/01-12/03: Cinefamily’s Animation Breakdown!

The Cinefamily draws us in this weekend with Animation Breakdown, a killer cartoon line-up featuring Pixar, Adult Swim, Don Hertzfeldt, Bruce Bickford & a kaleidoscope of Polish surrealists! more › Excerpt from: LAist Film Calendar 12/01-12/03: Cinefamily’s Animation Breakdown!

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PETA Brings Anti-Fur Message, Protests to Beverly Hills

November 26, 2011

For many, Black Friday was a day of frantic shopping. But for members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the day was a chance for shoppers and retailers to think before they buy or sell products made from animals. PETA members and supporters gathered at the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and North Rodeo Drive Friday for the organization’s annual “Fur Free Friday” event. “PETA is asking people to remember animals on the busiest shopping day of the year by leaving fur off their lists,” said Matt Bruce, who organized the  rally. “Every day is ‘Black Friday’ for foxes, raccoons, rabbits and other animals who are trapped, drowned, beaten to death, strangled,  electrocuted and even skinned alive in order to produce fur coats and collars.” There are no federal laws that protect animals on fur farms, Bruce noted: “If this kind of abuse were brought upon a dog or a cat it would warrant felony cruelty to animal charges.” PETA believes that selling and buying clothes and products made from animal fur, feathers and hides creates a market that fosters the abuse of animals. Saving animals is as simple as choosing alternatives like faux or synthetic material, Bruce said.  Speakers at the rally included Grammy Award-winning song writer Cynthia Weil and her daughter, radio talk show host and blogger Dr. Jenn Berman,a pediatrician. Both women are vegans, who do not eat animal products or eggs, milk and other products produced from animals.  The protesters reminded shoppers that they can dress with style without wearing leather or fur. Clothing made from synthetic materials is now available in every price range from most retailers—even top fashion designers such as Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein, who all refuse to work with real fur. “There is no excuse for wearing any animal’s skin,” Bruce said. Be sure to follow Beverly Hills Patch on  Twitter  and “Like” us on  Facebook . Read more: PETA Brings Anti-Fur Message, Protests to Beverly Hills

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‘Die Hard’ star Willis selling Idaho home for $15M

November 24, 2011

In this Jan. 16, 2011 file photo, actor Bruce Willis arrives at the 12th Annual Warner Brothers and InStyle Golden Globe After Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. View post: ‘Die Hard’ star Willis selling Idaho home for $15M

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