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Wednesday 22 March 2023

# Los Angeles

This month
March 2023
# awards rush
'The Irish are on fire': Stars walk the 'green carpet' for Oscar Wilde Awards in LA
Kerry Condon, Jessie Buckley and Eve Hewson were all honoured at this year’s event.
# banshees
Oscar nominee Barry Keoghan criticises BA for losing luggage on flight to the awards
Keoghan said he had brought ‘tons of sentimental stuff’ for the show on Sunday and that the airline could not ‘seem to be helpful in one bit’.
# Culture
Catherine Martin to meet with Sony and Disney studios during LA trade mission to Oscars
Martin will seek to strengthen working relationships between the Irish screen sector and some of the world’s largest film studios.
# Los Angeles
Family pays tribute to Cork native Bishop David O'Connell as funeral takes place in LA
Bishop David O’Connell was fatally shot on 18 February in the bedroom of his Los Angeles home.
# Vanessa Bryant
LA County agrees €27m settlement with Kobe Bryant's widow after police shared crash photos
Kobe Bryant, teenage daughter Gianna, and seven others were killed when their helicopter crashed into a hillside near LA in January 2020.
Last month
February 2023
# San Diego
US actor pleads guilty to harassment of Irish doctor he met when she was on a J1 20 years ago
A bail hearing was told Steven Spenneberg constantly sent unwanted gifts and messages declaring his love to the woman he had last seen in 2004.
# Los Angeles
Man charged with murder over shooting of Irish bishop David O’Connell in Los Angeles
Auxiliary Bishop David O’Connell was shot dead in the bedroom of his home in Hacienda Heights, Los Angeles County.
# bishop david o'connell
Housekeeper's husband arrested over murder of Irish bishop in Los Angeles
Carlos Medina was arrested by police following a stand-off with police at his home in the Torrance area of LA.
# bishop david o'connell
Murder investigation underway into shooting of Irish bishop in Los Angeles
The shooting of Auxiliary Bishop David O’Connell, who was from Glanmire in Cork, is being investigated as a murder, police said.
# Shooting
Tributes paid to Irish auxiliary bishop shot dead in Los Angeles yesterday
The 69-year-old Cork man was remembered by colleagues as a ‘peacemaker’ and had served the LA community for 45 years.
# 95th academy awards
Irish Oscar hopefuls gather for annual celeb-packed nominees luncheon
Also present were celebrities including Tom Cruise, Michelle Yeoh and Rian Johnson.
This year
2023
# Mass Shooting
Gunman found dead in California after 10 killed in mass shooting
A manhunt was sparked on Saturday night after a gunman opened fire at a dance hall in Monterey Park.
# california shooting
Nine dead in mass shooting in Southern California
Reports said the shooting came at a dance venue an hour after a Lunar New Year celebration in a predominantly asian city.
# Los Angeles
Adult film star Ron Jeremy found unable to stand trial for rape
Jeremy became recognisable through reality shows, public appearances and music videos.
Last year
2022
# danny masterson
‘Hopelessly deadlocked’ jurors lead to mistrial for actor Danny Masterson
The 46-year-old was charged with the rape of three women, including a former girlfriend, in his Hollywood Hills home between 2001 and 2003.
# Los Angeles
Prosecution rests case at Harvey Weinstein sex assault trial
Weinstein is two years into a 23-year sentence for his conviction in New York.
# Los Angeles
Woman tells court Weinstein sexually assaulted her twice, 17 years apart
Harvey Weinstein has pleaded not guilty to 11 counts of rape and sexual assault.
# Harvey Weinstein
Dancer in Weinstein film tells court he sexually assaulted her
Weinstein has pleaded not guilty to four counts of rape and seven other counts of sexual assault.
# Los Angeles
Rapper Kanye West 'escorted' out of Skechers Los Angeles offices
West, who recently changed his name to Ye – has made headlines in recent weeks for racist and anti-Semitic statements.
# Harvey Weinstein
Jury selection begins in Harvey Weinstein sex assault trial in Los Angeles
He is already serving 23 years in jail in New York after being convicted there of a series of sex crimes.
# Marilyn Manson
Marilyn Manson sex assault investigation goes to US prosecutors
The investigation included a November search of Manson’s home, where media devices and other items were seized.
# California
Los Angeles mudslides surge down mountain area scorched by wildfire
Firefighters went street by street to make sure no residents were trapped.
# Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant's widow Vanessa says she fears fatal crash photos will spread
Vanessa Bryant alleges she suffered emotional distress because personnel at the site shared photos they took of the scene.
# RIP
Actress Anne Heche dies aged 53, one week after major car crash
The actor was hospitalised after the crash in Los Angeles last week.
# Anne Heche
Actress Anne Heche hospitalized after fiery car crash: US media
The Los Angeles Fire Department said the 53-year-old actress was “taken to an area hospital by LAFD paramedics in critical condition”.
# Lady Gaga
Man charged in Lady Gaga dog robbery sentenced to four years in US jail
Lady Gaga’s dog walker was shot and her three French bulldogs stolen in the incident in Hollywood last year.
# Los Angeles
US authorities offer almost €5,000 reward for man accused of shooting Lady Gaga’s dogwalker
James Howard Jackson, 19, is also one of three men charged with stealing two of the popstar’s French bulldogs in 2021.
# Leaving on a jet plane
Chiellini announces move to Los Angeles FC after Juve and Italy farewells
The move of the 37-year-old was widely expected.
# California
Court sets date for Harvey Weinstein sex assault trial in Los Angeles
The disgraced film producer faces 11 felony charges in California.
# Hollywood
Will Smith says sorry to Chris Rock over Oscars slap as Academy launches probe
Smith was named best actor shortly after he hit Chris Rock over a joke about wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s hair.
All time
# USA
California police release bodycam footage of fatal shooting of 14-year-old girl
Valentina Orellana-Peralta was in a changing room when a stray bullet fired by police came through the wall and hit her, killing her instantly.
# California
'An environmental catastrophe': California beaches closed as major oil spill kills wildlife
Dead birds and fish have begun washing up on the shore.
# Los Angeles
LA expected to make Covid vaccines compulsory for schoolchildren aged 12 and over
Under the proposal, all children attending in-person classes would need to have their first dose by 21 November.
# Los Angeles
Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty to sexual assault charges
The disgraced Hollywood mogul made his first court appearance in California today.
Voices
Could it work here? Sacramento announces radical new plan to tackle homelessness
Californians “are becoming homeless faster than we can get people the help they need,” says mayor Darrell Steinberg. Here, Seána Glennon examines his proposal.
# Los Angeles
'I just want my life back': Britney Spears asks court to end her 'abusive' conservatorship
She said she ‘deserves to have a life’ uncontrolled by others and that the arrangement was ‘doing more harm than good’.
# Sliding Away
Los Angeles skyscraper slide will not reopen
Visitors could slide from the 70th floor down to the 69th floor on the glass Skyslide.
# Los Angeles
Tiger Woods driving at nearly double the legal speed limit when he crashed in California
The accident in Ranchos Palos Verdes left the 15-time major champion with a shattered right leg.
# Los Angeles
Lady Gaga's two abducted bulldogs safely returned to police
A woman had found the dogs and reached out to the singer’s staff to return them.
# Los Angeles
Lady Gaga's dog walker shot and two of her bulldogs stolen, US media reports
The incident reportedly happened in the Hollywood area last night.