Articles about “9”

'Beverly Hills, 90210' Legend Luke Perry Dies After A Massive Stroke

The actor, who was currently appearing on the show Riverdale, suffered a massive stroke.

The 9 Best Podcasts Of 2018 That We Can't Stop Talking About

From a talking can of cola to a Mars experiment to women's pockets.

The Surprisingly Funny 9/11 Musical 'Come From Away' Is Now In LA

The Tony-winning musical tells the true story of 38 planes diverted to Newfoundland -- and a town of 9,000 who welcomed 7,000 stranded strangers.

What 9/11 Was Like In Los Angeles

The tragedy was felt in Los Angeles as it was around the world, and like other major cities across the country, L.A.'s emergency services had to swing into action.

A 9/11 Memorial At Occidental College Got Crushed And Dumped In The Trash

The college's republican club says that the "same set of students" has been repeatedly vandalizing the memorial.

'Coronageddon' Arrives This Weekend With Six Mile Closure Of The 91 Freeway

A busy stretch of the 91 freeway in Corona will close for 55 hours this weekend as crews demolish part of an overpass and improve the roadway.

Father Of Two Fighting For His Life After Freeway Bridge Collapse

One of the nine construction workers who were injured when a freeway bridge in Corona partially collapsed on Friday is fighting for his life.

9-1-1 Dispatcher Gave Bad Advice In Deadly Crash

"OK, we need to take that belt off. We don't want to tourniquet it," the 9-1-1 dispatcher told the caller.

Los Angeles Might Make It Possible To Text 9-1-1

The city of Los Angeles is considering a proposal to bring emergency services into the 21st century: making it possible to text 9-1-1.

Jeff Goldblum, Stephen Malkmus And Kim Gordon Pop Up In Pavement Cover Video

L.A. duo Ray & Remora got a few '90s celebs to show up in the video for their cover of Pavement's classic 'Gold Soundz.'

Bridge Collapses On 91 Freeway, One Killed

A bridge collapsed on the eastbound 91 Freeway this morning and one person was killed.

SUV Goes Off the 91, Killing 1

A person was killed when an SUV driving on the 91 freeway went off an embankment and burst into flames Sunday morning. The car went over the right shoulder of the westbound freeway west of Paramount Blvd. around 4:40 a.m.

Woman Gets Jail Time For Making Over 400 Bogus 911 Calls

A woman who made over 400 fake emergency calls to 911 was convicted today and sentenced to jail for six months.

Two Suspects Sought In 91 Freeway Road Rage Shooting

Police are looking for two suspects who opened fire on another car after a collision on the Artesia (91) Freeway, then abandoned their own vehicle.

72-Year-Old Woman Scares Off Would-Be Robber With .357 Magnum

A would-be burglar got more than he bargained for when he tried to break into the home of a gun-toting grandma.

Drunk Guy Stuck in Chimney Calls 911 For Rescue, Is Arrested

When you drink a bit too much, naturally you want to go up to the roof and jump from building to building, right? According to one man whose rooftop adventures landed him in a tight spot—literally—that's "what people do." Or in this not-quite-Santa Claus' case, what he did was get stuck in a chimney and called 911 to get himself out...and arrested.

Hear Bryan Cranston's 911 Call About Stolen 'Breaking Bad' Script

TMZ has obtained audio of the initial call to 911 placed by actor Bryan Cranston to report the theft of his "Breaking Bad" script.

Dramatic 9-1-1 Call: Nurse Refuses To Perform CPR On Collapsed Elderly Woman

An elderly woman died after staff at a senior living facility refused to perform CPR on her after she collapsed in a dining room. On a 9-1-1 tape, a dispatcher pleads desperately with a nurse to encourage her or someone at the facility to perform CPR on Lorraine Bayless, the 87-year-old resident who was struggling to breathe.

'90210' Is (Finally) Canceled

This shouldn't come as too much of a surprise: The CW is pulling the plug on '90210.' Deadline reports that the season finale in May will serve as the series finale, making the show's fifth season its last.

Court Puts Nation's First Ban On 'Gay Cures' On Hold

California became the first state in the nation to ban therapies that claim to turn young gays straight, but now a federal court is putting the law on hold until it can determine whether it is constitutional. A three-judge panel on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued an emergency order on Friday blocking the law until it can hear full arguments.

Photos: 9/11 Memorials Across Town

Today is the eleventh anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center, and all across L.A., people are paying homage to those who died and the families who lost loved ones. Here are the ways L.A. has commemorated the tragedy this year and in years past.

Ryan Lochte Struggles to Walk and Talk Simultaneously for "90210" Role (But Looks Good Trying)

Ladies and gents, welcome to the year -- or at least the remainder of the year -- of Ryan Lochte. The U.S. Olympic swimmer rocketed to fame in part because of his masterful stroke, but also because of his impressive physique.

Howie Mandel Calls Cops on Couple Having Sex at His Party

We're guessing that Howie Mandel doesn't throw a lot of crazy ragers at his mansion in Calabasas. Last night Mandel hosted a Fourth of July bash, and sometime around 1 am he walked by his bathroom and heard a couple having sex.

Heart-Rending 9-1-1 Call Made By Junior Seau's Girlfriend is Released

The 9-1-1 phone call made by Junior Seau's girlfriend after she discovered that he had shot himself in the chest has been released and is available on TMZ's website.

Really? Unconscious Vomit-Covered Woman Rode DASH Bus for 2 Hours Before Someone Called 9-1-1

It took two hours for someone to call 9-1-1 to get help for a passenger slumped over in her seat on a DASH bus and covered in her own vomit. The driver said that she had reported the problem to a dispatcher two hours ago and was awaiting assistance.

Weekend Movie Guide 04/13: The Woman Locked Out in the Woods

TGI Friday the 13th! Friends meet certain doom in The Cabin in the Woods, Escape from New York goes to space in Lockout and Discovery explores the tragedy of The Woman Who Wasn't There.

Cops: Man They Shot on 101 Freeway Was Unarmed, But Told 911 He Had a Gun and Would Use It

The Los Angeles Police Department announced this afternoon they determined that a man they fatally shot at the end of a brief pursuit Wednesday night on the 101 Freeway was unarmed, but that he had called 911 during the chase to say that he had a gun.

9-1-1 Call Reveals Chaotic Moments After Whitney Houston's Body Was Discovered in Her Hotel Bathtub

A recently released 9-1-1 call made from the Beverly Hilton's security team demonstrates the chaotic moments after Whitney Houston's body was found in a bathtub. A member of the Beverly Hilton security team reports to a dispatcher that an unidentified 46-year-old woman was discovered in her hotel bathroom not breathing.

It Could Cost You $350 to Call 9-1-1 in Murrieta

The small Riverside County city of Murrieta is considering a new proposal that would make it expensive to get emergency medical crews out to a 9-1-1 call. Residents would be faced with paying $350 every time they called 9-1-1 hoping to bring out an emergency crew to get medical attention.

9-1-1 Caller Arrested For Lying About Suspect That Police Later Fatally Shot

The gunned-down suspect Kendrec McDade, 19, turned out not to be armed. Now in an unusual twist the caller Oscar Carrillo, 26, has been arrested on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter.

Ruling Expected Today on Prop 8

The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is expected to hand down a ruling this morning on the constitutionality of Proposition 8, reports L.A. Now.

City Attorney Doesn't Want You to Know What Drugs Demi Moore Was Doing

Demi Moore's "people" want us to think the actress was suffering from exhaustion when her friend called 9-1-1 Monday, and now TMZ reports that Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich is requesting any drug references be redacted from the audio recording of the call when it is released to the public.

Weekend Movie Guide 01/19: 'Red Tails' Get 'Incredibly Close' to 'Miss Bala'

This weekend brings a black blockbuster from George Lucas, a gritty crime thriller from Mexico and a reflection on 9/11 through the eyes of an autistic boy. Oh, and another Underworld movie.

Boyz II Men Getting Star on Walk of Fame

It's not the end of the road for Boyz II Men -- in fact, it's only the beginning. Or maybe the middle. The location remains to be seen, but the point is, 90's R&B group Boyz II Men are getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today.

LAist Interview: Author Christopher Bollen on the Debut of 'Lightning People,' the Allure of Big City Life, and the Anti-Social Reality of Writing Your First Novel

After years of grilling some of the world’s biggest stars, Christopher Bollen has suddenly found himself in the interview hot seat: the author spoke with LAist about writing his first novel, the troubling state of the publishing industry, Occupy Wall St, and the kind of LA novel he would most like to read.

Good News! The $1.6 Billion Poured Into LAX Since 9/11 Has Made It Safer

LAX is a safer airport than it was on September 11, 2001 thanks to $1.6 billion in improvements, according to a study released today. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa assembled a panel to review safety and security at LAX, which — as the third-busiest airport in the nation — is viewed as a potential terrorist target.

CHP Officer Fatally Shoots Allegedly Armed Man on 91 Freeway

A fatal officer-involved shooting left several lanes of the 91 Freeway in Corona closed overnight, backing up traffic and necessitating an extensive investigation. The shooting took place just after 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, when California Highway Patrol officers arrived at the eastbound 91 Freeway between Main Street and the 15 Freeway in response to a call of a single-vehicle crash.

Finally: Muslim Woman Can Sue OC Jailers for Making Her Remove Her Headscarf in '06

Souhair Khatib has been fighting to sue her Orange County jailers for some time now, and the Supreme Court has just given the Muslim woman's lawsuit the go-ahead.

If LAPD Cops Are Slower to Get to Your 911 Call, Blame the Statewide Prisoner Release Plan

How will the City of Los Angeles cope with the statewide release of inmates under a new plan to lessen overcrowding in prisons? Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck says 150 officers will be taken away from regular duties in order to "deal with" the plan, according to L.A. Now. Doing so, cautions Beck, will affect how the LAPD deal with crime and emergency responses.

Who's a Good Girl? First Annual Hero Dog Awards in Beverly Hills

Bust out the Kleenex, my canine loving compadres: Beverly Hills is hosting the American Humane Association's first annual Hero Dog Awards. The Daily News reports that the search for the most courageous pooch in the nation has been going on for six months, and the eight finalists were chosen out of 453 contestants from across the country.

Man Faces Terror Charges After Bringing Fake Bomb onto Bus in Koreatown

A man is facing terror charges after he threatened the driver of a Metro bus last night with a backpack rigged with exposed wires to look like a bomb. Eugenio Paredes, 62, was arrested last night around 6 p.m. on suspicion of making terrorist threats and possessing a hoax explosive device.

Video: Cinematic Homage to the Twin Towers (1961 - 2001)

Sometimes scrubbed from view entirely, Dan Meth has created a montage of the Twin Towers' 40-year run on the big screen.

Military Jets Escort NYC-bound Flight From LAX Because of Lushes, Not Terrorists

A couple of passengers got drunk and locked themselves in the bathroom of an LAX flight bound for New York on the tenth anniversary of 9/11. The crew called the TSA, who had a pair of F-16 fighter jets shadow the flight for the last hour of the flight until it safely landed at 4 p.m. at John F. Kennedy Airport.

No Known Terror Threat to L.A. This Weekend, But Security Will Be Increased Anyway

This weekend marks the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, which means tearjerker interviews on TV, terrifying images on loops, and "where were you when" conversations. And in L.A., it also means ramped up security -- but not because of any specific threat against the city.

TV Junkie: 9/11 Weekend, 'True Blood' Finale & More

It's the 10th anniversary of 9/11 this weekend but count us out of the parade of re-airing Twin Towers footage. --- Sunday's focus is the "True Blood" season finale which we will augment with #truebie cocktails. --- "Community" S2 on DVD --- All this + the TV Junkie Must-Watch Plan

Alternative 9/11 Plans: Head to the Hollywood Bowl to See The National, Neko Case, and Sharon Van Etten

Without a doubt, Sunday September 11th is going to be a day where most of the nation's attention is focused on remembering the tragedy of ten years ago. While there are several local events planned to mark the somber anniversary, the show must--and will--go on for Angelenos. Few things exemplify summer in L.A. like an evening at the Hollywood Bowl, so that's where we're headed Sunday night.

Even Martians Are Getting Ready to Commemorate 9/11 Anniversary

Okay, we're not saying there is life on Mars, but if there is, these Martians should be all set to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11 this weekend. Workers added a little piece of the twisted rubble from the Twin Towers into the design of both of the rovers Spirit and Opportunity that were sent to Mars in 2003.

The 91 Gets Really Jealous of the 405, Rebrands Itself 'Beelzebub Himself' on Twitter

All this summer all that anyone could talk about was the 405 this, Carmageddon that. It was only a matter of time before some of the other freeways in Los Angeles got jealous of all the attention lavished on the 405. There are plenty of hellish commutes in Los Angeles — why should one freeway get all the attention?

Three People Hospitalized After Falling Ill At Hollywood Bowl

Photo by cgkinla via LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr Initially thought to be a drug overdose, three people were hospitalized Saturday after suffering apparent food poisoning while attending the 33rd Annual Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl, said Los Angeles police Sgt. Raul Jovel, according to CBS Local. Witnesses reported the concert-goers fell ill quickly, prompting calls to 911 just after 7:00 p.m. One of the victims was listed in critical condition;...

Died This Day In LA: Chilling 911 Audio From Nicole Brown Simpson In 1993

On this day in in 1994, Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman were stabbed to near decapitation in a vicious attack outside Nicole's Brentwood residence. Agreeing a few days later to turn himself in, murder suspect number one, O.J. Simpson, instead threatened to commit suicide, refused to surrender, and led police on the low-speed, nationally televised, white Bronco chase of the century. Partial transcripts of two upsetting 911 calls Nicole Brown Simpson made to...

Missing Woman With History Of Schizophrenia Found In U-Haul

The U-Haul in question (Screenshot) A 44-year-old missing woman from Modesto was found unresponsive but stable inside the "suspicious vehicle" that shut down the 91 and 71 freeways in Corona for hours on Friday afternoon. Corona police called in a hazardous-materials team and a bomb squad after responding to reports of a suspicious U-Haul truck that had been parked off Green River Road for several days. "The windows were covered and an unknown type...

Suspicious Vehicle Prompts 91 & 71 Freeway Closures In Corona

Just as traffic picked up for the Friday afternoon commute through Corona, authorities shut down the 91 Freeway in both directions, as well as the 71 Freeway, to investigate what they called a "suspicious vehicle." The vehicle in question is a U-Haul truck that had reportedly been parked off Green River Road for several days.

Extra, Extra

In tonight's Extra, Extra, a rare chance to sample the wares of local food bloggers, rare and exotic treasures found in Ventura, pieces of the WTC will make their way to the OC, and will Charlie Sheen go to HBO? Plus: Keep up with us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter: @LAist @LAistFood @LAistSports.

Dry-Ice Bomb Explodes In Long Beach, Injures Officer

Photo by Mr.Thomas via Flickr A crude, homemade dry-ice bomb -- a device that uses water, a bottle and dry ice, or frozen carbon dioxide -- exploded in an alley near the 91 Artesia Freeway on Sunday slightly injuring a Long Beach police officer, reports the Daily Breeze. Officers, responding near Bort Street and Butler Avenue to reports of what neighbors believed were fireworks, arrived on the scene just after noon and found the...

No Same Sex Marriages for Now, Says 9th Circuit Court

The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has just denied a motion put forth that would allow same-sex marriages to resume in the state while the constitutionality of controversial Prop 8 awaits its fate in the Supreme Court. Plaintiffs in the case of Perry v. Brown/Coleman v. Brown had asked the court to allow gay marriages to resume because they believed that while Prop 8 had yet to be declared unconstitutional, it also had not been deemed acceptable by the court.

These Streets Were Made For Walkin': Marathon Closures Meet Anti-War Protest March In Hollywood

On the the eight-year anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, hundreds, possibly thousands, of people with varied political opinions converged at Noon on Saturday at the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine to protest U.S. engagement in Iraq and Afghanistan and to march in an annual anti-war demonstration organized by Act Now to Stop War and End Racism (ANSWER). Many streets will be closed again for the 2011 LA Marathon. Drive accordingly....

Appeals Court Rules: Baca Can Be Sued Over Jail Violence

Photo by sfxeric via LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr In a 2-1 decision on Friday, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca was not "immune" to the lawsuit brought by Dion Starr, a former county jail inmate who claims he was stabbed 23 times in a racially motivated attack "abetted by jailhouse deputies," reports LA Nows. The court determined that Starr had "sufficiently argued in...

Extra, Extra

In today's incredibly depressing edition of Extra, Extra, a man and his horse are killed, a woman runs over her own daughter, a skull is found in a man's home, and a nearby shooting forces a lockdown in an elementary school. Plus: Keep up with us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter: @LAist @LAistFood @LAistSports.

Charlie Sheen Rushed to Hospital This Morning

TMZ is reporting that actor Charlie Sheen was "taken out of his home on a stretcher and loaded into an ambulance at 7 AM." Sheen was reportedly taken to Cedars-Sinai Hospital for an as-yet unknown condition. The celeb gossip site says that Sheen was taken out of the house with "a towel partially over his face," and that "two young women" accompanied him out. Another gossip site, Hollyscoop, says that they've been told by...

Wrong-Way Crash on 91 Freeway Claims Life of Young Couple

A wrong-way driver on the 91 freeway in Anaheim crashed into the vehicle carrying a young couple in their 20s, according to ABC7, killing them both. The crash, which happened "near the Tustin Avenue onramp shortly before 1 a.m. just east of Harbor Boulevard" after the driver went for "at least several miles" traveling west in the carpool lane of the eastbound side of State Route 91. The wrong-way driver has been identified as...

Prop 8 Battle Could Be Waged in CA Supreme Court

Nadia Chayka, left, and her fiance Luke Otterstad, both proponents of Proposition 8, hold up a sign outside of the Phillip Burton Federal Building in San Francisco, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010 (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) The legal battle to determine if California will uphold or reject the passing of Proposition 8, the same-sex marriage ban approved by voters in November 2008, continues today, as a federal appeals court "has asked the California Supreme Court to...

911 Call Leads To Attempted Murder Of Female Deputy

Traci Salmon, a 31-year-old, female Ventura County sheriff's deputy was violently attacked while responding to a Friday morning 911 hang-up call. According to authorities, the deputy was ambushed by 32-year-old Steven Atkinson when she approached the front door of a residence.

Same-Sex Marriage Ban Returns to Court of Appeals Today

The legal debate over the legality of ruling California's Proposition 8, the same-sex marriage ban, unconstitutional resumes today in San Francisco as a judicial panel convenes to hear oral arguments. This morning at 10, arguments are set to be heard by a panel of three judges on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in an effort to determine if a previous ruling by Judge Vaughan Walker should be upheld.

Prop 8 Hearing Adjourned. What's Next for Same-Sex Marriage?

During a hearing today before a three-judge panel before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, arguments were presented in an effort to determine what the next steps are in the legal battle to uphold, or strike down, California's controversial same-sex marriage ban, Proposition 8. The hearing was broadcast over C-SPAN, an usual instance of cameras allowed in a Federal court. "Charles Cooper, a lawyer who argued in favor of Prop. 8, said...

Prop 8 Supporters Ask Judge to Be Removed From Panel

Nadia Chayka, left, and her fiance Luke Otterstad, both proponents of Proposition 8, hold up a sign outside of the Phillip Burton Federal Building in San Francisco, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010 (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) Monday, December 6th is a date long-awaited by those following the ongoing legal battle over California's Proposition 8, which ostensibly banned same-sex marriage in the state back in November 2008, as that is the date when oral arguments for the...

Don't be Alarmed: Missile Launch Scheduled for Early Morning

A test missile is scheduled to launch from a Southland air force base early Friday morning. While the unarmed Minuteman III ICBM from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Santa Barbara County will make no noise, it may be visible in the sky sometime between 3 and 9 a.m. In order to decrease call volume, the Los Angeles Fire Department says there's no need to call 9-1-1....

Remembering 9/11 in Los Angeles

The flags on the lawn at Pepperdine 9/11/2009; they are in place again this year for the public to see (Photo by denisetaylor☼ via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr) There are several events taking place today around Los Angeles to remember the 9th anniversary of 9/11. Prayer services, flag raising, and candlelight vigils are happening all over Southern California. MyFoxLA has a full listing of area of events, many of which are...

Peace Activists Plan 9/11 'Wear a Hijab' Event to Counter Koran Burning

Charell Charlie's "HOPE" image (Facebook) To counter plans by a Florida pastor to burn copies of the Koran, a local peace activist is organizing a silent protest which calls for people to "Wear a Hijab or Kufi" to show tolerance for those of the Muslim faith. Whittier Area Peace and Justice Coalition member Charell W. Charlie has put together the event, which will be held Saturday afternoon at The Grove. Charlie will be joined...

Response Times Lag in Areas Patrolled by L.A. County Sheriff's Deputies

Photo by denisetaylor☼ via LAist Featured Photos on Flickr Last year, a 911 call prompted, on average, a 4.9 minute response time from L.A. County Sheriff's Deputies. Right after the department suffered a $128 million budget cut six months ago, it rose to 5.5 minutes. And last month, response times hit nearly six minutes, according to the LA Times. The news comes in a report delivered to the L.A, County Board of Supervisors by...

The Taste of Beverly Hills: 90210 Reasons to Celebrate

Last night the stars of Beverly Hills from the culinary world and entertainment aligned at the kick-off event for the four-day Taste of Beverly Hills, presented by Food & Wine. In a tented, tabled, sparkly-lit epicurean village erected adjacent to the Beverly Hilton, the first of a series of mega-watt food-focused events set the tone for the inaugural festival and honored the community in which it's set. It was, of course, "90210" day, and while...

How to Celebrate 90210 Day

Promo shot for the original cast of "Beverly Hills, 90210" It's the kind of day folks in 90068 won't ever get to capitalize on, residents of 91604 got earlier this decade, and those in 91423 have to wait a few more years to riff on: Today is 9-02-10, and, if I can get a Brandon Walsh-style double fist-pump,please, Beverly Hills is celebrating. Julia Roberts shopping Rodeo Drive on Richard Gere's dime in Pretty Woman,...

CHP Warns Drivers About Freeway Snipers in the Inland Empire

Photo by GarySe7en via LAist Featured Photos on Flickr More than 50 vehicles in San Bernardino and Riverside counties have been hit by projectiles over the past several weeks, according to the LA Times. The California Highway Patrol believe that BBs or pellets are the objects that have shattered windows of many rattled drivers. Luckily no one has been hurt and mostly back windows have been shot out. With no one type of vehicle...

Eastbound 91 Freeway Still Closed

Eastbound lanes of the 91 Freeway remain closed after a tanker exploded, sending flames 100 feet into the air, this morning. Lanes are expected to reopen sometime later this evening. Westbound lanes reopened around 3 p.m. The incident, which left no one hurt, gridlocked Memorial Day weekend traffic for many leaving the area. ABC7 recommends a couple driving alternatives: take the 57 Freeway north to the 60, 10 or 210 if you're headed east...

7-Year-Old Boy Credited With Foiling Robbery With 911 Call

A 7-year-old boy is being applauded for his bravery after his 911 call helped stop a robbery in progress inside his family's Norwalk home, according to the Press-Telegram. When three armed men entered the house yesterday morning via the unlocked front door, the child, whose name is being withheld for his safety, and his 6-year-old sister, locked themselves in the bathroom to hide.

110 Stories: A Benefit for Haiti

Photo courtesy of 110 Stories The recent tragedy in Haiti has inspired many people to offer their time and talents to raise money for the Red Cross, and at 8pm on Monday, February 22nd, a very special fundraising theatrical event will take place at the Geffen Playhouse (10886 Le Conte Avenue, Los Angeles 90024). For one-night-only, an all-star cast will perform a staged reading of 110 Stories, a theatrical presentation of a series of...

911 Recordings Capture Attempts to Revive Brittany Murphy

Yesterday the Los Angeles Fire Department released the audio recording of the 911 call made by Brittany Murphy's mother when she found the actress collapsed in her home last month, reports LA Now. The 8-minute-long tape includes the words of "a distraught Sharon Murphy [who] can be heard sobbing and wailing as she relays the dispatcher’s instructions for performing CPR to Brittany Murphy’s husband, Simon Monjack." Apparently Monjack was already attempting to administer mouth-to-mouth on...

9th Circuit Says Cameras Allowed in Prop 8 Trial Courtroom

The Day of Decision Protest in Hollywood on May 26 (more photos here) | Photo by Tom Andrews/LAist Following Judge Vaughn R. Walker's decision to allow a court-run camera tape the Prop 8 trial for a delayed upload to YouTube, supporters of the measure that banned gay marriage tried to delay the trial, citing how the move violated federal court rules and would intimidate witnesses called to the stand. It didn't work. "A three-judge...

Rush Hour Traffic Alert: 710 to 91 Transition Closed

Ouch! The California Highway Patrol put out an urgent message this afternooon announcing the "long term, hard road closure" on the northbound 710 transition to the eastbound 91, which will remain in effect until further notice. According to the preliminary report, a big rig from Knight Trucking was hauling an un-permitted, oversized load of two 16,000 pound U-shaped metal objects. Upon going under the transition road, the metal objects hit it, leaving it damaged....

'Strange' and 'Foul' Odor Reported in North San Fernando Valley

Hidden within the Santa Susana Mountains is a large natural gas storage facility | Photo by bcgrote via Flickr An odor emanating in the northern San Fernando Valley prompted numerous calls to 9-1-1 this morning, beginning at 6:30 a.m. But not to fear (yet), reports the Los Angeles Fire Department in an e-mailed alert and Twitter update: "Firefighters have determined the non-dangerous odor to be related to a Gas Company operation near Tampa/Sesnon. There...

Brush Fire Breaks Out in the Anaheim Hills [Updated]

Scores of people left Disneyland disappointed tonight because the fireworks show was canceled. There was good reason for that--a brushfire has broken out in the Anaheim Hills. The wind-driven 5-acre blaze has shut down the 241 Tollroad between the 91 Freeway and Santiago Canyon Road. The fire, which is currently located on the east side of the 241, may have started on the center median. No evacuations have been ordered. A red flag warning...

Revoking 90210's Poetic License: Hollywood Sign Sinning

We've been biting our tongue all season so far and not running to the keyboard to spew forth our behemoth recaps of The CW's re-tooled 90210, now in its second year on the air. But we're still watching--and encouraging you to watch, too, like our TV Junkie did yesterday--and last night's episode had just enough on-location action to get our tongues, and fingers wagging. First, props to the writers and location scouts for working in...

TV Junkie: Amanda Returns to 'Melrose Place'

The season finale of "Warehouse 13" is at 9pm on The CW More premieres tonight, included the much ballyhooed "The Good Wife" on CBS at 10pm whose writers simply need to change the names in news articles about South Carolina. Another premiere that caught our eye is "NCIS: Los Angeles" at 9pm, just like "NCIS" but more Los Angeles-y? Hey networks, send us some screeners otherwise we're forced to ridicule the premise of your...

TV Junkie: 2009 Emmys - Talking Fashion with Carrie Preston of 'True Blood' & '90210' Star AnnaLynne McCord

The TV Junkie is not a fashion guy. He looks to North Face's wicking microfibers because in this heat he sweats. He is a sweaty guy wearing frumpy, if not comfortable clothes, so he was somewhat out of his element at the Mondrian Hotel yesterday, where their Skybar was hosting "Emmy Suites", a collection of designers and cosmetics services targeting Emmy-party-bound performers and celebs. Companies included Alexander McQueen, Joe's Jeans, Smash Box Cosmetics, Hobo Handbags,...

Mandatory Evacuations Extended to Parts of Glendale Due to Station Fire

Photo of smoke from Station Fire by Lynn... via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr The following evacuation orders are currently in place in the Glendale-La Crescenta-La Cañada-Altadena areas due to the Station Fire, according to InciWeb: Mandatory evacuations in the City of Glendale north of Santa Carlotta St between Lowell and Pennsylvania. A new evacuation center is located at the Civic Auditorium at 1401 N. Verdugo Rd., Glendale, CA 91208. Mandatory evacuations...

Your Map to Living a Very '90210' Life

Before you get too excited, let's get a couple of things right out in the open. First, while the "new" 90210 will indeed be back this fall on the CW, your weekly "Morning After Report" by yours truly will not, so you'll have to look elsewhere for the same level of snark, devotion, and attention to detail we gave you in the first season. That said, if you have no idea what I'm talking about, first plan your tomorrow around getting your hands on the complete first season of 90210 on DVD, watch all the episodes, review the LAist archives, and congratulate yourself mightily for your fortitude.

Listen In: Michael Jackson 911 Call Released

TMZ got their hands on the audio from the 911 call yesterday from Michael Jackson's rental home in Holmby Hills. They never identify the 50-year-old man who is not breathing as Jackson, but do say that a doctor is there present with him: &righticonhover=0x333232&text=0x333232&slider=0xF2F2F2&track=0xFFFFFF&border=0xFFFFFF&loader=0x838383&soundFile=http://aprodxn.com/laist/062609_michael_2.mp3"> That doctor, by the way, was being sought by police for questioning and TMZ reports he is on his way to meet with him. He's Dr. Conrad Murray, 51, a...

Morning After Report: 90210 Episode 24 'One Party Can Ruin Your Whole Summer'

Nothing says "Sophomore Prom Night" quite like a brand new baby. It's Sophomore Prom night, and we've had an unlikely write-in Queen scorn her crown and her King (Silver, Dixon), a confession of "liking" (Liam to Naomi), a rumble (Navid and Adrianna's baby-daddy Ty), a "my water just broke" announcement (Adrianna), and a secret divorcee on a date with a teacher who still has the hots for the school counselor (Jen, Semi Hot, Kelly...

Morning After Report: 90210 Episode 23 'Zero Tolerance'

Now doesn't this image just scream SOPHOMORE PROM to you? Principal Dad has a message for the Sophomore Class of West Beverly Hills High School: ZERO TOLERANCE. In a cheesy video he obviously roped his "actress" daughter into co-starring in with him, he informs the school--well, actually, just the Sophs, that if they get caught at an After Prom Party with alcohol they will be suspended, and if they're suspended, they'll have to go...

Morning After Report: 90210 Episode 22: 'The Party's Over'

Annie and Naomi look the way I do when I watch 90210, except I would never do either of those things to my hair. Notice the Dr Pepper product placement? Yes, it's under Semi Hot Teacher's real-life name. Yes, I take pictures of my TV. Deal. The gang's all gathered in the WBHHS cafeteria to rock some dubious hairstyles and drink some delicious Dr Pepper (I guess they opted not to ban soda in...

Morning After Report: 90210 Episode 21 'The Dionysian Debacle'

The sky's the limit, kiddies! So, uh... Yawn. Yeah. While none of the eps of the new 90210 are prize-worthy, this week's was kind of a bad fit. You know, like something your Mom sewed for you and then made you wear to school. Awkward! The dream sequence is a cheap trick to play on your audience, so this is where we begin, with Navid and Adrianna playing out their "Happy Family" fantasy--you know,...

Feds' Photo Op With Low-Flying Jets Scares NYers

While hovering helicopters are commonplace for Angelenos, folks in downtown Manhattan (understandably) are wary when they see low-flying planes. And that's what happened this morning: They spotted a low-flying plane being tailed by fighter jets. Some buildings were evacuated while others told employees they were staying put—and then the FAA explained "the Defense Department is conducting a photo op that involves deploying two F-16s and escorting a Boeing 747 in the vicinity of Lower...

Morning After Report: 90210 Episode 20 'Between a Sign and a Hard Place'

Donna Martin knows what she wants...or does she? Last week, Donna Martin (Tori Spelling) dropped in on Kelly and Silver and then dropped a bomb: She and David Silver (the noticeably absent Brian Austin Green) have separated. Everything is busy-busy-busy in the Taylor-Silver-houseguest Martin-Silver home this weekday morning, and while everyone else is rushing off somewhere, it seems Silver isn't back among the living yet at school, so she's handing in her homework through...

TV Junkie: LA Film Production Down/TV Up; 'Deadliest Catch' Season Premiere

"Deadliest Catch" season premiere @ 9pm on the Discovery Channel The Hollywood Reporter is saying that film production in LA is down by 56% compared to Q1 of 2008. However, TV production has rebounded by 76% over the same period due to the writers' strike ending. Still, that drop in film can't be good for anyone. --- Discovery Channel's "Alaska Week" really gets into gear with tonight's season 5 premiere of "Deadliest Catch" at...

Morning After Report: 90210 Episode 18 'Off the Rails'

Silver might be smiling here, but this week, fans, you aren't going to see much of that. (Photo by The CW) Last week it was hard not to focus on Silver flying her freak flag hella high, so quick reminder that there are other folks at West Bev High, namely one Ms. Kelly Taylor (who still is at odds with the Semi-Hot Teacher for schtupping Brenda Walsh a while back) along with a knocked...

Morning After Report: 90210 Episode 17 'Life's a Drag'

Wasn't life a drag without new episodes of the new(ish) 90210 to obsess over? Luckily the CW was heavy-handed with reruns of the first 16. Ahem. So, despite a several week-long stall, we're picking up exactly where we left off. Liam is sporting fruit! (Photo via The CW) Naomi kicks things off with an apology to the underage bartender she tried to woo at the imaginary W Hotel. He responds by throwing her against the...

TV Junkie: 'My Boys' Returns; Late Night TV Hot Tonight

"My Boys" season premiere on TBS at 10:30pm We love comedians Jim Gaffigan and Jamie Kaler so therefore we just kind of have to like TBS' "My Boys" which has its season premiere tonight. While the show isn't any less funny than any of the big network shows, Jim Gaffigan's bits are the highlight of every episode - we wish TBS would build a show around him as the lead, c'mon already. News from...

PaleyFest 2009 Preview: Battlestar Galactica, Dr. Horrible, True Blood, Pushing Daisies and More

This year's annual William S. Paley Television Festival (also known as PaleyFest) will feature some LAist favorites. The up close and personal television event is sponsored by the Paley Center for Media, and begins April 10 at the ArcLight Cinerama Dome. Tickets go on sale to the public Sunday at 9 a.m. and they're likely to sell out within 24 hours, if not sooner. Most PaleyFest events treat fans to clips from each program (sometimes never-before-seen material) and include a panel discussion with questions from a moderator and the audience. In addition, each panel page on the PaleyFest website now includes an option for fans to submit questions prior to the event. This year's lineup is a strong one and it features: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, 90210, True Blood, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, Dollhouse, The Big Bang Theory, The Mentalist, Desperate Housewives, Unaired Pushing Daisies Episodes, Battlestar Galactica, The Hills, Big Love, Fringe and Swingtown.

LA Radio Heading Toward The Sh*tter, Says Adam Carolla

Gone from KLSX 97.1 FM, Adam Carolla has taken to the Internet. The North Hollywood-native’s first podcast was released today. It spanned a commercial-free 37 minutes. This begins Carolla's promised Monday - Friday daily podcast.

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