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    • 1 wounded in shooting at Hollywood Hills house party

      1 wounded in shooting at Hollywood Hills house party

      Los Angeles police are investigating a shooting that occurred over the weekend at a Hollywood Hills house party that left one person wounded. The shooting occurred Saturday about 2:30 a.m. in the 6600 block of Lakeridge Road, near the Lake Hollywood reservoir, LAPD Officer Mike Lopez said. The...

    • Puddle of Mudd lead singer accused of vandalizing his foreclosed home

      Puddle of Mudd lead singer accused of vandalizing his foreclosed home

      Rock stars are known for trashing hotel rooms, but in the case of Puddle of Mudd frontman Wesley Scantlin, it was his former Hollywood Hills West home that bore the musician's rage, according to Los Angeles County prosecutors. Scantlin, 43, is charged with felony vandalism and misdemeanor trespassing...

    • Police shoot, kill man suspected of wielding knife; 2 other people found dead in Valley

      Police shoot, kill man suspected of wielding knife; 2 other people found dead in Valley

      A man allegedly wielding a knife was shot and killed by police in North Hills on Sunday. Los Angeles police officers responded to a call about 5:50 p.m. in the 8800 block of Norwich Avenue, said Sgt. Darren Holst of the West Valley Division. The man was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was...

    • Alleged Charlize Theron stalker arrested after bringing flowers to her Hollywood home

      Alleged Charlize Theron stalker arrested after bringing flowers to her Hollywood home

      A man was arrested on suspicion of stalking Academy Award-winning actress Charlize Theron after he went to her Hollywood Hills home Sunday, carrying flowers. Los Angeles police detectives found Stanislav Sonseadec, 54, of Illinois, standing in front of the “Mad Max: Fury Road” star’s home at 7:43...

    • 'Bling Ring' leader charged with soliciting rape of West Hollywood skin-care guru

      'Bling Ring' leader charged with soliciting rape of West Hollywood skin-care guru

      One of the leaders of the "Bling Ring" burglary crew -- which drew headlines for the celebrity home burglaries and inspired a movie of the same name -- has been charged along with another man with stalking a West Hollywood skin-care guru and trying to hire a man to rape her, authorities said. Nicholas...

    • Conrad Hilton arrested on suspicion of breaking into ex-girlfriend's home

      Conrad Hilton arrested on suspicion of breaking into ex-girlfriend's home

      Conrad Hilton, the younger brother of Paris Hilton, was arrested Monday on suspicion of violating a restraining order taken out by his ex-girlfriend, authorities said. Officers responded to a reported restraining order violation about 4 p.m. in the 2300 block of Jupiter Drive in the Hollywood Hills,...

    • $50,000 worth of gold, cash stolen from songwriter's Hollywood Hills home
      $50,000 worth of gold, cash stolen from songwriter's Hollywood Hills home

      A Hollywood Hills man known for his platinum has been robbed of his gold.

      The home of songwriter Toby Gad, whose Grammy-winning songs have contributed to platinum-selling albums for Jessie J, One Direction and Beyonce, among others, was hit by a thief or thieves earlier this month, Los Angeles...

    • Hiker airlifted out of Griffith Park after assault
      Hiker airlifted out of Griffith Park after assault

      A man was airlifted out of Griffith Park on Monday after he was assaulted and critically injured while hiking on a trail, authorities said.

      A helicopter lifted the man out of an area near the 2200 block of Fern Dell Drive and took him to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, LAFD spokeswoman Katherine Main...

    • Man suspected of shooting at police found dead in home
      Man suspected of shooting at police found dead in home

      LAPD officers responding to a domestic violence call in the Hollywood Hills were fired upon by the man, authorities say. After a standoff, he was found dead inside.

    • Manhunt continues in Hollywood Hills for suspect in fatal stabbing
      Manhunt continues in Hollywood Hills for suspect in fatal stabbing

      An extensive manhunt in the hills above the Greek Theatre extended into midday Tuesday as authorities tried to track down a 54-year-old man wanted in connection with a fatal stabbing.

      Dozens of law enforcement officers from the L.A. County Sheriff's Department and other local agencies were searching...

    • Hollywood Bowl 2014: Dudamel conducts Dudamel, 'Hair' goes bare
      Hollywood Bowl 2014: Dudamel conducts Dudamel, 'Hair' goes bare

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      Stars under the stars is what the Hollywood Bowl is all about. In the 2014 Bowl season announced Tuesday by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, a number of them – namely, the cast of “Hair” -- will be briefly nude and spouting some salty language.

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    • Popular tree at Hollywood-sign overlook vandalized
      Popular tree at Hollywood-sign overlook vandalized

      Hikers in Griffith Park were stunned this week when they discovered that an often-photographed tree at a scenic overlook near the Hollywood sign has been uprooted.

      "It's been torn from its roots and tossed on its side," said David Walstad, a Studio City resident who is a frequent visitor of the...

    • Chris Brown hit-and-run case collapsing? Two charges dismissed
      Chris Brown hit-and-run case collapsing? Two charges dismissed

      The Los Angeles city attorney's criminal case against singer Chris Brown showed signs of collapsing Tuesday after prosecutors dismissed misdemeanor charges of driving without a license or insurance, leaving only an allegation of hit-and-run.

      Brown's attorney, Mark Geragos, has already filed a motion...

    • D.A. seeks to revoke Chris Brown's probation in Rihanna beating
      D.A. seeks to revoke Chris Brown's probation in Rihanna beating

      L.A. County prosecutors are seeking to revoke the probation of singer Chris Brown in the 2009 beating of his then-girlfriend Rihanna and possibly send him to jail.

      Brown is facing new charges of driving without a driver's license and a hit-and-run involving a collision on Barham Boulevard in May.

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    • Chris Brown did not remove mural under pressure, attorney says
      Chris Brown did not remove mural under pressure, attorney says

      An attorney for Chris Brown said Saturday the singer did not take his mural of monster characters down from a wall outside his Hollywood Hills home because of pressure from the city, but simply because he is gearing up to sell the property.

      Mark Geragos, Brown's attorney, said there have been erroneous...

    • Chris Brown appeals graffiti monsters citation, cites 1st Amendment
      Chris Brown appeals graffiti monsters citation, cites 1st Amendment

      Scary monsters adorning the outside of singer Chris Brown's Hollywood Hills home are his personal art and he isn't about to give up his 1st Amendment right to expression because of a city citation, his attorney said.

      Mark Geragos, the singer's attorney, has filed an appeal with the city of Los...

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