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Sultan Of Brunei Asked To Divest Ownership In Beverly Hills Hotel Or Reject ‘Inhumane’ Islamic Law

In a 5-0 vote, council members approved a resolution compelling the Sultan of Brunei to either sell the hotel or denounce an Islamic law imposed in Brunei last month

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/06/2014

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Woman At Center Of Sterling Controversy Insists She Was No Mistress

She said she loved him, “like a father figure.”

05/02/2014

Rochelle Sterling is standing by her estranged husband. (credit: CBS)

Can Donald Sterling’s Estranged Wife Distance Herself From His Comments?

“Right now, she is a victim,” says Eric Rose, a crisis communication expert.

05/01/2014

Pasadena Public Health Department Director, Dr. Eric Walsh (credit: CBS)

Pasadena Public Health Director Placed On Leave For Reportedly Making Anti-Gay, Anti-Catholic Remarks

Dr. Eric Walsh, who is also the associate pastor in the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Altadena, has been head of the department since 2010.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/01/2014

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Feminist Majority Foundation Campaigns Against Beverly Hills Hotel Amid Human Rights Controversy

At issue is an edict by the hotel owner, the Sultan of Brunei, to impose a law in his country on Friday that would allow the stoning of gays and women.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/30/2014

L.A. council member Bernard Parks

Councilmember Bernard Parks Wants City To Condemn Sterling’s Alleged Racial Comments

Parks asked his staff to draft a resolution to have the City of Los Angeles take an official position on the racial comments.

04/27/2014

Donald Sterling and V. Stiviano attend a Clippers game together. (credit: CBS)

Who Is The Woman At Center Of Donald Sterling Racial Comments Controversy?

Not a lot is known about V. Stiviano, other than she has been named in court papers as Sterling’s mistress.

04/27/2014

Chris Paul #3 of the Los Angeles Clippers warms up before a game against the Golden State Warriors in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Oracle Arena on April 27, 2014 in Oakland, California. (credit: Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Clippers Turn Shirts Inside-Out In Silent Protest Against Sterling

The Clippers ran out of the tunnel for Game 4 of their first-round playoff series at Golden State on Sunday wearing their warm-up uniforms.

04/27/2014

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Teacher Questioned After Putting Religious Message On Public School Marquee

“READ, REST, GO TO CHURCH HE IS RISEN!” were the words apparently put up by a teacher in charge of the marquee at Darby Elementary.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/21/2014

Some protesters spent more than six hours demonstration against the so-called "Pillowcase Rapist" moving into their Antelope Valley neighborhood. (credit: Art Barron/CBS2)

Protesters Rally To Keep ‘Pillowcase Rapist’ Out Of The Antelope Valley

“Keep him out of LA County. We don’t want him here,” screamed one woman.

04/19/2014

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Public Reacts To Centinelia Superintendent Scandal At District Board Meeting

The public was outraged at a Centinela Valley Union High School District board meeting after it surfaced that the board was paying $50,000/year for a $1 million whole-life insurance policy for its superintendent.

04/15/2014

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Pilots Union Wants ‘Walmart Of The Skies’ Norwegian Air Banned From US

KCAL9’s Stacey Butler reports the airline just started running international flights from LAX this month, with passengers offered 133 cities to choose from once they get to Europe.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/12/2014

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Several Civil Rights Leaders Call Newspaper’s ’12 Years’ Oscar Headline Racist, Demand Apology

“‘Slave’ becomes master” blared the Breeze headline.

03/06/2014

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Paula Deen Says She Can Relate To Openly Gay Football Player Michael Sam

Paula Deen says she relates to football player Michael Sam and his desire to avoid being labeled.

02/27/2014

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Assemblyman Wants To Prohibit Sale Of Confederate Flags In California

The ban would apply to property owned or operated by the state.

02/21/2014

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