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Sunday 4 June 2023 Dublin: 17°C

# LA

Last month
May 2023
# LA
17-year-old boy falls to his death while climbing Los Angeles bridge for ‘social media broadcast’
The bridge opened last year and has quickly become a hotspot for social media stunts.
This year
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
Last year
# 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.
All time
# 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.
# stateside affairs
Thomas seizes PGA Zozo lead as Tiger follows 76 with 66 and McIlroy also improves
A better day for Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods in Califronia.
# california burning
Huge wildfire near Los Angeles prompts evacuations
Firefighters have been aided in their attempts to quell the blaze by light winds and scattered thundershowers.
# LA
Jedward are quarantining in LA with American Pie actress Tara Reid
The twins have been living with the actress for the past two months.
# new trial
Harvey Weinstein charged with sexually assaulting a third woman in LA case
The disgraced Hollywood producer is already in prison in New York after being sentenced to 23 years in jail for rape and sexual assault.
# california dreams
Ireland Sevens advance to quarter-finals after thrilling tussle with South Africa
Anthony Eddy’s men played out a draw with the Blitzboks.
That's all of 'em: Triple-double history for LeBron, Warriors end losing streak
Meanwhile, ‘Melo returned to basketball with a loss to the Pelicans.
Kuzma clicks as Lakers finish strong, 76ers escape 'blowtorch'
Meanwhile, Trae Young racked up 42 points for the Hawks.
# Evacuation
Thousands flee homes as wildfire rages on edge of Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Fire Department said the blaze had expanded over six square miles.
# united front
Taoiseach and Tusk: 'We have not seen proposals from the UK that achieve the objectives of the backstop'
Leo Varadkar met European Council President Donald Tusk this afternoon in New York.
Mumbai, Cardiff and LA: 10 new embassies to open this year to tap into new markets
The Tánaiste also defended the costly practice of leasing properties abroad, rather than buying property.
# Showtime
Tyson Fury weighs in 44lbs heavier than Deontay Wilder as heavyweight title decider looms
The pair meet tomorrow at the Staples Centre in LA as the undefeated American defends his WBC crown.
# evacuations
11 dead as California is scorched by raging wildfires the size of LA
Some 14,000 firefighters, including reinforcements from as far away as Australia and New Zealand, have arrived to combat the firestorm.
# gun battle
Woman killed after gunman takes hostages at Los Angeles supermarket
The gunman eventually handcuffed himself and surrendered to police.
# Toxic
US teen survives 12 hours in underground pipe after falling into LA sewage system
The 13-year-old was freed by firefighters.
# California
Arnold Schwarzenegger 'undergoes emergency open-heart surgery'
US media is reporting that the 70-year-old is in a stable condition.
# Dare to Zlatan
'Dear Los Angeles, you're welcome' - Zlatan announces Galaxy move with newspaper advert
Ibrahimovic spent two seasons at Manchester United, winning the League Cup and Europa League.
# Shooting
'I didn't mean to': Police say LA school shooting was an accident
Two students were shot and one left critically injured after a 12-year-old fired the gun.
# Los Angeles
Male arrested on suspicion of making hoax call which led to man being shot dead by police
The hoax caller told police that he shot his father in the head and he was holding his mother and a sibling at gunpoint.
# far from Hollywood
Dermot Bannon discovered that some people in LA have their own 'botox room' built into their houses
One place had its own igloo as well.
# Yellow Brick Road
It's so hot in LA that they're coating the footpaths using a new 'cooling' paint
The Californian city becomes the first major one in the US to test out the new technology.
# California
'One word says it all. Asian': Racist Airbnb host forced to pay fine
The woman has agreed to attend a course in American-Asian relations.
# long-range forecast
Paris and LA both win right to host Olympic Games, US city expected to wait until 2028
“It truly is a tale of two great Olympic cities,” said an IOC report that opted against naming one clear winner.
# Hawaii
'Your kids will be in foster care': Family thrown off Delta flight after row over toddler seat
“This is a federal offence and then you and your wife will be in jail,” a crewmember can be heard saying.
# Fugees
Wyclef Jean handcuffed by LA police in 'mistaken identity'
The Grammy-winning artist said he was “appalled” after being handcuffed and questioned by police.
# California dreamin'
Gold for Ireland's Downey and English at Track Cycling World Cup in LA
The team-mates are bang in form ahead of the World Championships.
# Emergency
Carrie Fisher in intensive care after 'heart attack on flight'
Her brother Todd Fisher said she is receiving excellent care, but that he could not classify her condition.
# jane doe
Woman who accused Trump of raping her at 13 cancels plan to speak publicly
Her lawyer said she is living in “terrible fear”.
# paper pyjamas
LA hospital pays $450,000 after 'dumping' homeless patient in street
Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer called the practice of patient dumping “unconscionable”.
# Manhunt
Three killed, at least 12 injured in shooting at Los Angeles restaurant
One person has been arrested and police have launched a manhunt for another.
# Los Angeles
'Loud noises' spark utter panic at LA airport, person in Zorro costume detained
A search through terminals brought no evidence of a gunman or shots fired.
# boy done good
From patching up wounds in south central LA, to bringing cutting-edge healthcare to Donegal
Tom Finn, head of private healthcare firm Affidea Ireland, has had a colourful career to say the least.
# Sand Fire
Photos: Raging wildfire engulfs California homes and film set
The Sand Fire has turned out to be one of the worst in this region in decades.
# weapons cache
Heavily-armed man arrested on way to Gay Pride in Los Angeles
The discovery came hours after the deadliest mass shooting in US history, in Orlando.
# Los Angeles
Charlie Sheen under investigation over alleged threat against ex-fiancée
Scottine Ross is suing the actor for having sex with her without disclosing he was HIV positive.