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Monday, October 4, 2010

La Llorana Comes to Hollywood & Soldiers Who Killed & Kept Afghan Body Parts As Souvenirs Go To Court

10) The Latina legend, La Llorana, will be at Universal Studios Hollywood this Halloween season. Even though they’re many versions to her story the most popular one is, after killing herself, the tormented spirit of the woman wandered the earth, crying out for her dead children.
This year she’ll be at Halloween Horror Nights (Sept. 24-Oct. 31) in an attempt to connect with Southern California's sizable Latino population, reported the L.A. Times.

9) The Social Network, based on the creation of Facebook and controversy surrounding CEO Mark Zuckerberg made a total of $23 million gross opening weekend. There’s already Oscar buzz about the film.

I saw it and I thought it was great. By far one of the best films I’ve seen this year. I recommend you watch if you haven’t yet.

8) The L.A. Times launched an interactive Homicide Report that tracks crime across more than 200 neighborghoods in L.A. County. Currently you can get in debt information about aggravated assaults & homicides in your area. In the future the L.A. Times plans to add a tool to assess overall volume of violence in your area. Pretty cool, check it out!


7) Studies show that it might not matter which college you decide to attend depending on your career goals, reported The Wall Street Journal last Monday. Based on the survey college reputation may matter more for job-seekers who majored in fields like engineering and accounting than in fields, such as history.

Not to discourage anyone from going to college but this might make it easier for people who are having a hard time deciding which college to attend. Just go to a school that best fits you & your goals. I think every university has something unique to offer.

6) Andrew Gallo, 23, faces 50 years to life in state prison at his scheduled sentencing on Dec. 10 for killing Los Angeles Angels rookie pitcher Nick Adenhart and two of his friends in a drunken-driving crash.

Gallo’s attorney, Jacqueline Goodman, said Gallo would appeal.
"I think it's tragic," she told reporters. "I think there's been a miscarriage of justice." She stated before that her client did not intend to kill anyone.

Poor guy, I have some sympathy for him. He just made some wrong choices.

5) Another star we loose to drugs. Comic Gregory C. Giraldo, best known for participation in the incredibly brutal but hilarious comedy central roast, died on Wednesday at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J. at the age of 44, according to the New York Times.

Giraldo had been in the hospital since last Saturday night after he was found unconscious in his hotel room in New Brunswick. The New Brunswick police reported that he had suffered from a drug overdose. His family has declined to release the cause of death.

Check him out in one if his most recent interviews. R.I.P.

4) While in southern California we’re burning up with this heat wave in Oaxaca, Mexico a storm-churned mud hit a remote village as residents slept. Mexico landslide feared large number of deaths, but there was relief Wednesday when officials said there were no confirmed deaths - contrary to initial reports of as many as 1,000 reported The Christian Science Monitor.

Oaxaca and Mexico's Interior Ministry called a press conference, where it was stated that there were no confirmed deaths and 11 missing.

3) First Reggie the alligator now there’s thousands of snakes at Machado Lake in Harbor City Park, best known by south bay locals as “El Parque de los Patos.” Scientists estimate about 3,000 snakes are living at the lake, abc news reported last week. The snakes aren't poisonous, but they do bite. Experts believe their owners dumped the snakes at the lake. The snakes are illegal to have as pets.

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2) The first public hearing for the five soldiers who gunned down Afghan civilians for sport was last Monday. Jeremy Morlock, 22, of Wasilla, Alaska, faces a court-martial on murder charges. Morlock is accused of being the right-hand man of sergeant Calvin Gibbs, who has been described as the ringleader of the slayings.

Morlock, is accused of directing troops on how to handle the killings & prosecutors said he and some of the soldiers kept fingers and other body parts as souvenirs and were photographed posing with Afghan corpses.

The L.A. Times reported that murder charges have been filed against Morlock, Gibbs and three other soldiers. If convicted, they could face the death penalty. All have denied the charges.

1) This week’s talk was the crazy weather! Monday was the hottest day in L.A. since 1877. The National Weather Service's thermometer downtown reached 113 degrees and then stopped working.

Long Beach also tied an all-time record of 111. Other cities that didn’t break records but were burning hot were Burbank (110), Woodland Hills (111), Oxnard (100), El Cajon (109) and Indio (109).

Then later during the week there were thunder & light showers. Global warming is definitely making an effect or the weather is just crazy.