Posted by admin at 05:06 in: Neighborhood News
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(via laist) The area around Staples Center will be shut down to traffic and controlled by about 1,400 LAPD officers assigned to manage the crowds. Although hundreds of thousands of people on top of the 17,500 ticket holders are expected to make their way Downtown tomorrow, City officials can’t stress enough how important it will be for those interested in seeing the memorial to remain at home or at work and watch it via television or the internet. “Sections of Flower Street, Olympic Boulevard, Blaine Street and Pico Boulevard will be closed, and entry to the area will be limited to people with tickets to the event,” explains the Daily News.
The City’s Department of Transportation has released this map illustrating tomorrow’s street closures. [pdf]
Although not publicly announced, an e-mail from NBC to employees this afternoon states that Forest Lawn Drive between Barham and Zoo Drive will be closed tomorrow morning, but does not identify the reason for the closures. Apparently, the closure will be begin at 6:30 a.m. and last until an unannounced time. Additionally, the Forest Lawn Drive exits along the 134 Freeway will be closed along with the eastbound Riverside Drive offramp, according to Caltrans. Traffic on Barham is expected to be backed up on both sides of the Forest Lawn intersection. Recommendations for 101 Northbound freeway drivers are to bypass the Barham exit for 134 Westbound drivers to exit at Cahunega.
Metrolink has announced the addition of extra trains leaving Union Station to accommodate the expected mass of ticketed and unticketed popele that will hit the streets of downtown tomorrow. A 2:15 p.m. train will leave on the Ventura line ending in Chatsworth, a 2:30 train on the Antelope Valley line will go only as far as the Via Princessa Station and a 3 p.m. Riverside Line train will stop at the Industry Station. Additionally, a few morning downtown-bound trains that experience high volumes of passengers will have extra cars added to them. Those include Orange County trains 603 and 605 and Antelope Valley Line trains 204 and 206.
Posted by flashpointgrafix at 02:19 in: Neighborhood News
Just.n.credible (Power106 Los Angeles) Dj’ed a party at The Crazy Horse In West Covina, Ca. T-Pain came through after the BET Awards and shut it down! Shout out to everyone who was in town for B.E.T.! Thanks to the dude Boogie for Lacin Up The Video! whitemencanblog.com
Posted by flashpointgrafix at 22:48 in: Neighborhood News
2009 – We’re Almost There (1975) sampled by Jadakiss f/ Styles P on One More Step
2009 – I Can’t Help It (1979) sampled by Ryan Leslie f/ Cassie and Fabolous on Addiction
2008 – I Wanna Be Where You Are (1972) sampled by MURS on Can It Be
2008 – The Girl is Mine (1982) sampled by Ashanti on Good Good
2008 – Heaven Can Wait (2001) sampled by Ludacris f/ T-Pain on One More Drink
2007 – Got to Be There (1971) sampled by Havoc on Be There
2007 – With a Child’s Heart (1973) sampled by Cyssero f/ The Game on Fire in Ya Eyes
2007 – P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) (1982) sampled by Kanye West f/ T-Pain on Good Life
2007 – Thriller (1982) sampled by Herve on Cheap Thrills
2007 – Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ (1982) sampled by Rihanna on Don’t Stop the Music
2006 – Maria (You Were the Only One) (1971) sampled by Fat Joe on Bendicion Mami
2006 – Ain’t No Sunshine (1972) sampled by Ghostface Killah f/ Sun God on Street Opera
2006 – The Lady in My Life (1982) sampled by Trae f/ Big Hawk on Swang
2005 – With a Child’s Heart (1973) sampled by Little Brother on Watch Me
2004 – We’ve Got a Good Thing Going (1972) sampled by Cassidy on Around tha World
2004 – I Can’t Help It (1979) sampled by Fabolous f/ Mike Shorey on Baby
2004 – Off the Wall (1979) sampled by Soul Avengerz on Enjoy Yourself
2004 – Thriller (1982) sampled by The Prodigy on The Way It is
2001 – Somebody’s Watching Me (1984) sampled by Fonky Family on Art De Rue
2001 – Liberian Girl (1987) sampled by 2Pac on Letter 2 My Unborn
2000 – Shoo Be Doo Be Doo Da Day (1972) sampled by Scanty Sandwich on Because of You
1999 – Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough (1979) sampled by Baby Bumps on I Got This Feeling
1998 – Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ (1982) sampled by Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz f/ Chauncey Black on Startin’ Somethin
1997 – With a Child’s Heart (1973) sampled by Big Punisher on You Ain’t a Killer
1997 – Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough (1979) sampled by Mase f/ Jay-Z, 112 and Lil’ Cease on Cheat on You
1996 – Liberian Girl (1987) sampled by MC Lyte f/ Xscape on Keep On, Keepin’ On
1995 – I Wanna Be Where You Are (1972) sampled by Grand Puba on I Like It (I Wanna Be Where You Are)
1995 – The Lady in My Life (1982) sampled by LL Cool J f/ Boyz II Men on Hey Lover
1994 – Billie Jean (1982) sampled by Jeru the Damaja on Mental Stamina
1994 – Human Nature (1982) sampled by Nas on It Ain’t Hard to Tell
1993 – I Can’t Help It (1979) sampled by De La Soul on Breakadawn
1993 – I Can’t Help It (1979) sampled by Shanice on It’s for You
1992 – I Can’t Help It (1979) sampled by Portrait on Here We Go Again!
1992 – Human Nature (1982) sampled by SWV on Right Here (Human Nature Remix)
1990 – Thriller (1982) sampled by N.W.A on 100 Miles and Runnin’
1990 – Thriller (1982) sampled by Public Enemy on 911 is a Joke
1983 – Billie Jean (1982) sampled by Club House on Do It Again – Billie Jean (Medley)
1983 – Billie Jean (1982) sampled by Lydia Murdock on Superstar
Posted by flashpointgrafix at 15:30 in: Lifestyle, Neighborhood News
Here’s the transcript:
Operator: What is the nature of your emergency?
Caller: Yes sir, I need an ambulance as soon as possible, sir.
Operator: OK sir, what’s your address?
Caller: Los Angeles, California 90077
Operator: Is it Carolwood?
Caller: Carolwood Drive, yes.
Operator: OK sir, what’s the phone number you’re calling from?
Caller: Sir, we have a gentleman here that needs help and he’s not breathing. He’s not breathing and we’re trying to pump him, but he’s not …
Operator: OK, OK. How old is he?
Caller: He’s 50 years old, sir.
Operator: 50? Ok. He’s unconscious? He’s not breathing?
Caller: Yes he’s not breathing sir.
Operator: Ok and he’s not conscious either.
Caller: No, he’s not conscious sir.
Operator: Alright, is he on the floor, where’s he at right now?
Caller: He’s on the bed, sir, he’s on the bed.
Operator: OK let’s get him on the floor.
Operator: OK let’s get him down to the floor. I’m going to help you with CPR right now. We’re on our way there, we’re on our way but I’m going to do as much as I can to help you over the phone. We’re already on our way. Did anybody see him?
Caller: Yes we have a personal doctor here with him sir.
Operator: Oh you have a doctor there?
Caller: Yes but he’s not responding to anything. He’s not responding to CPR or anything.
Operator: Ok, well we’re on our way there. If your guy’s doing CPR as instructed by a doctor, he has a higher authority than me. Did anybody witness what happened?
Caller: No, just the doctor, sir, the doctor’s been the only one here.
Operator: OK so the doctor’s seen what happened?
Caller: (aside) Doctor, did you see what happened, sir? (To operator) If you can please …
Operator: We’re on our way, I’ve dispatched these questions on to our paramedics and they’re on their way there sir.
Caller: Thank you sir. He’s pumping his chest but he’s not responding to anything sir, please.
Operator: Ok, we’re on our way, we’re less than a mile away. We’ll be there shortly.
Caller: Thank you sir, thank you.
Operator: Ok sir, call us back if you need any help.
Caller: Yes sir.
Posted by flashpointgrafix at 13:45 in: Neighborhood News
For all of you in that will be in the Los Angeles area this press release “In light of yesterday’s events and in celebration of the life and work of Michael Jackson, The GRAMMY MuseumSM has extended and re-purposed the exhibit, Michael Jackson: HIStyle. Starting today, a collection of Jackson’s most iconic wardrobe pieces (including the suit he wore on the cover of the Thriller album) will be exhibited on the Museum’s third floor alongside video of some of his most exciting GRAMMY® performances. This will all open to the public this morning at 11:30am PST.
Here’s some of what people will be able to see: http://www.grammymuseum.org/interior.php?section=exhibits&page=mjhistyle.
The Recording Academy® and The GRAMMY Museum regrets having to e-mail under such unfortunate circumstances, but we hope this exhibit will serve as a fitting tribute to one of the most significant entertainers in music history.”
Posted by flashpointgrafix at 10:15 in: Neighborhood News