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Beverly Hills becomes first city in California to ban fracking

City leaders in celebrity-filled Beverly Hills voted on Tuesday to ban fracking, becoming the first municipality in California to prohibit the controversial technique for extracting natural gas and oil from underground rock deposits. Environmentalists say chemicals used in the process pollute underground water supplies and cause other damage. The unanimous…

Sen. Ted Cruz tells ‘F*G: THE NEW N*GGER’ artist to keep fighting for liberty

Sen. Ted Cruz’s response to the posters of his tattooed body that appeared across Beverly Hills last week was memorable: Saw this, but noticed an error. So I wanted to make one thing clear: I don't smoke cigarettes http://t.co/3nn2740kkP pic.twitter.com/tPFNqg9vu8 — Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) March 15, 2014 Cruz was so…

Global politics loom over Oscar foreign film event

BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) – Nominees for the best foreign language film Oscar gathered on Saturday for an annual symposium to discuss their films, but a cloud of global politics loomed over the event in which Iranian and Israeli filmmakers both took part. One day earlier in Los Angeles, Iranian…

Foreclosure crisis hits Beverly Hills mansions

BEVERLY HILLS (Reuters) – The careworn house not far from Santa Monica Boulevard resembles millions of other homes that have been foreclosed on since the calamitous U.S. housing crash four years ago. Garbage spews from trash bags behind the property. A smashed television leans against broken furniture. A filthy toy…

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