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Steve training at the Phoenix, AZ fire academy.
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My producer David Perez and I at our own Oscars after party... filling the gas tank in the news truck.
Listen to my Oscars wrap-up interview with Bill Handel.
Reports on social media are saying that the proprietor of Manny's Original El Tepeyac in Boyle Heights has died. KFI News tweeted that employees of the burrito stand on Evergreen Avenue confirmed Rojas' death.
The station notes Rojas is credited with creating the Hollenbeck Burrito: it's made with pork verde, rice, beans and guacamole and topped with chile verde.
Rojas was 79.
Read more at LA Observed
Check out some of my past experiences at El Tepeyac...
Residents in the LA area are taking extra precaution while police are on high alert. The search for fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner continues...
Watched the Super Bowl with some of radio's finest at the Radio Ranch. Bart Graves, Shotgun Tom Kelly, Tom Leykis, Freddy Snakeskin. Tom Leykis is the consummate host. Lots of BBQ, microbrew and small batch tequila.
READ THE LETTER
California Republican leaders want the U.S. Attorney's Office to investigate the CalFire hidden money scandal. Check out the press release below:
Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) and Assembly Republican Leader Connie Conway (R-Tulare) issued the following statement after sending a letter to the California Attorney General requesting that she refer the latest allegations that a state agency engaged in deceitful and potentially fraudulent budget practices to the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of California:
“The people of California deserve to know how their money is spent. This latest scandal where millions of dollars were hoarded away at the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection erodes the public's trust that the state is being good stewards of their money.
“The most disappointing aspect of this hidden state money scandal is that the Governor and the Legislature punted responsibility to the Attorney General, who failed to properly handle the investigations. As a result, those involved in the misuse of public funding will not be held legally accountable. The Attorney General’s Office decided not to pursue any criminal investigation and granted immunity so broad that it makes any prosecution virtually impossible.
“We do not wish the same fate for an upcoming investigation into the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. An independent investigation into this matter is needed urgently.”
TV Network CBS Rejects Super Bowl Commercial from Adult Entertainment Website
Super Bowl TV network CBS has stepped up its defensive line ahead of this Sunday’s big game, blocking a proposed multi-million dollar commercial from Pornhub.com, a leading online destination for adult entertainment. The G-rated commercial features a fully-clothed elderly couple sitting on a park bench before the Pornhub logo is revealed towards the end of the web-shortened 20 second spot. The safe-for-work ad was released on YouTube today and can be viewed here: Rejected Commercial.
Despite including no sexually-explicit content a CBS spokesperson offered this brief response via email to the website’s proposal: “CBS Television Network Standards do not permit advertising related to pornography. Therefore, we cannot accept your submission.”
Pornhub Vice President Corey Price said the commercial was less controversial than many others featured during the Super Bowl in recent years.
“The Super Bowl is the Holy Grail of ad spots and given our website’s huge following in the US, we developed a G-rated commercial that we felt would meet the network’s advertising standards,” stated Corey Price, Vice President of Pornhub. “We would understand their decision if the commercial contained sexually explicit or offensive content that wasn’t safe for the family-friendly telecast. But there is nothing controversial about it, so we’ve released the commercial online to let the people of America voice their opinions.”
Previously, organizations such as PETA, Bud Light and Go Daddy caused controversy after airing what were later deemed either politically, racially or sexually insensitive commercials during the Super Bowl.
Americans can vote whether they agree or disagree with CBS’ decision by voting at http://pornhub.com/event/superbowl (page is Safe for Work).
This is what it looked like the night our awesome f"&^%ing newsteam won best newscast for 2012. This was from January 19th at the Universal Hilton. Big thanks to Peter Musurlian from The Burbank Channel for sending me the video link.
The city of LA finally closes the doors of the LAPD's Parker Center. Here are a few classic pics of the police headquarters - Click Here
Law enforcement officers from Idaho and Washington joined up in Chino this morning to get the word out about the "AK-47 Bandit," who robbed a bank and shot a police officer in Chino last February.
Officers are also seeking help from the public with tips or other information that could lead to the capture of the AK-47 Bandit. A reward for information leading to his arrest and conviction has been increased to $100,000.
The robber is dubbed the "AK-47 Bandit" because of the weapon he used during the holdups.
"Even a seemingly insignificant tip could lead to the arrest of this suspect," Bill Lewis, head of FBI office in Los Angeles, said during a press conference at Chino Police Department.
Read more at the Daily Bulletin