Tentative deal reached to end Hollywood writer’s strike

Hollywood studios and screenwriters have reached a tentative deal to end the nearly five-month-long strike that has largely shuttered production of film and television in the world’s entertainment hub, the Associated Press is reporting. Negotiation meetings between the sides have made considerable progress in recent weeks, which may be attributed to the presence of four top executives: Warner Bros. Discovery’s David Zaslav, Disney’s Bob Iger, NBCUniversal’s Donna Langley and Netflix’s Ted Sarandos. Nearly 20,000 writers have been without work or pay since May 2 as negotiations between the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, which represents studios, halted over the summer.  The WGA began its strike on May 2 with the Screen Actors Guild joining them in striking on July 14, marking the first time in over 60 years both unions have been on strike at the same time. Striking writers say they were split with producers over issues such as higher residual pay, viewership transparency from streaming services, the size of writing staff on shows and the use of artificial intelligence in the creation of scripts. The actors strike has

Two Shot in Hollywood; Suspect Refuses to Surrender

Posted inCrime Police were outside an East Hollywood apartment building Sunday evening, where a shooting suspect had holed up. Two people were shot near an apartment complex in the 1500 block of Serrano Avenue, between Hollywood and Sunset boulevards, around 1:50 p.m., Los Angeles Department Officer Rosario Cervantes told City News Service.The victims, whose identities were not disclosed, were rushed to a hospital, one in critical condition and one in unknown condition, Cervantes said.

Three of Four Suspects in Woodcrest Store Robbery Arrested

Three of four suspects were arrested after allegedly being involved in a store robbery, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department announced Sunday.The robbery was reported around 5:50 p.m. Friday at a store in the 17000 block of Van Buren Boulevard in the unincorporated area of Woodcrest.The juvenile store clerk told deputies that three men entered the store, selected numerous items and began concealing them. As she tried to approach them, one allegedly struck her, causing her to fall. The suspects then fled the store and were seen entering a newer-model silver sedan waiting in the parking lot. Multiple witnesses said the driver sped away at a high rate of speed, nearly striking several vehicles before losing control and crashing into a street sign and fence at the intersection of Van Buren and Ranch Road.All the suspects fled from the vehicle before deputies arrived, and a perimeter was established with assistance from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Aviation Unit and the Riverside County Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Bureau K9 team. Two of the suspects, Quin Taylor, 18, and Isaac Peevy, 20, both of Moreno Valley, were arrested during the

Miami Dolphins honor slain L.A. County Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Clinkunbroomer

Before taking on the Denver Broncos, in what turned out to be something of a historic game Sunday, the Miami Dolphins honored slain Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff Ryan Clinkunbroomer who was a diehard Dolphins fan.   Clinkunbroomer, 30, was killed on Aug. 16, in an ambush-style shooting while he sat at a red light in his patrol vehicle in the Antelope Valley. Just 36 hours after the deadly encounter, authorities arrested 29-year-old Kevin Salazar after a standoff outside of his Palmdale home in connection with the shooting. He has since been charged with murder. The Miami Dolphins honored slain L.A. County Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Clinkunbroomer on Sept. 24, 2023. (Miami Dolphins) “Before today’s game, we paused to remember and honor Deputy Ryan Clinkunbroomer, a life-long Dolphins fan and member of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, who was tragically killed in the line of duty, earlier this month,” the team said in a statement posted to X, formerly known as Twitter. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and community.”   Fiancée of slain L.A. County deputy speaks publicly for first time