Thursday, October 29, 2009

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to select soon New LA Police Chief

On October 27, 2009 LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa formally accepted the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners’ recommendations for the next Chief of Police. The Police Commission’s top three candidates are-in alphabetical order- Deputy Chief Charles Beck, First Assistant Chief Jim McDonnell and Deputy Chief Michel Moore.

“Choosing the next Chief of Police is the single most important decision I will make for the remainder of my term as Mayor,” said Mayor Villaraigosa.
“This process will be comprehensive and thorough-I will move expeditiously – but will take all the time I need to make the very best decision for the people of Los Angeles.”

At a City Hall press conference with the Police Commission, the Mayor said he will thoroughly evaluate the candidates—not just on experience—but on their character, integrity, and fortitude. The Mayor also stated that he would discuss with the candidates their views on community partnerships, their plans for supporting reforms that have transformed the department, as well as their commitment to the City’s new approach to keep kids out of gangs and to address the root causes of crime.

In preparation for the deliberation of the Police Commission’s recommendations, the Mayor has called upon a distinguished group of experts to provide him with perspectives about the most important leadership attributes the next chief must posses.

The Mayor’s Advisory Group includes the Honorable Lourdes Baird, Stewart Kwoh, Ron Olson, Connie Rice and Warren Christopher, who will serve as its chairman.
In addition to bringing together a highly qualified Advisory Group, Mayor Villaraigosa will seek the counsel of a broad cross section of Angelenos that will include community, religious and law enforcement leaders.

Candidates Brief Biography:
Deputy Chief Charles L. Beck was born in Long Beach, California in 1953. He was educated locally and attended California State University at Long Beach. His father was a Los Angeles Police officer who retired in 1980 at the rank of Deputy Chief.

First Assistant Chief Jim McDonnell has been a member of the Los Angeles Police Department since 1981. He is currently the second in command of the Los Angeles Police Department and serves as the Chief of Staff. As the Chief of Staff, Chief McDonnell handles a myriad of fiscal and political issues involving the Police Department as directed by the Chief of Police.

Deputy Chief Michel R. Moore is a 27-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department, currently assigned as the Commanding Officer, Operations-Valley Bureau. He was born the second of five children in Porterville, California. He grew up in various parts of the United States, graduating high school in Conway, Arkansas. He returned to Southern California and joined the Los Angeles Police Department in October 1981.

In August 5, 2009 Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton resigned as chief of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Editor Note: Who do you think the Mayor will select to handle this big city safety? Please leave clean comments. Photo By Esteban Escobar, Diversity News. (C) 2009 By Diversity News Publications. All Rights Are Reserved.
Source: Office of the Mayor City of Los Angeles ANTONIO R. VILLARAIGOSA & Diversity News Publications.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Life Group LA Takes The POZ Life Weekend Seminar to San Diego, CA!

On September 30, 2009 The Life Group LA announced that it will be taking its team of dedicated volunteers and presenters to the San Diego area on November 14th and 15th, 2009.

Their innovative and ground breaking POZ Life Weekend Seminar is a place where compassion, education, community and love is offered unconditionally. It's a place HIV+ men, women, youths, family members and care givers can come be themselves, feel comforted and support in their effort to learn how to either live a long healthy productive POZitive lifestyle, or help someone they know and love overcome the fears associated with being HIV+ at no cost and the seminar is Free!

“This event is being made possible by a collaboration with the UCSD Antiviral Research Center, Fallbrook Pharmacy, Tibotec Therapeutics and Bristol Meyers Squibb who are equally as passionate about education and emotionally supporting our mutual communities. We are proud to have their support.” says Executive Director, Sunnie Rose
They have a diverse group of Presenters, Volunteers and Staff effectively reaching out and relate to the specific issues that can concern and equally diverse group of men, women, people of color, gay men and heterosexual HIV positive or negative individuals no matter what age!

For event information you can click here to download the flyer

About The Life Group:
Is a coalition of people dedicated to the education, empowerment and emotional support of persons both infected and affected by HIV/AIDS so that they may make informed choices and decisions regarding their healthcare and personal well being.
Founded in 2005 The Life Group LA provides free of charge, much needed information and emotional support through medical forums, emotional support groups and the POZ Life Weekend Seminar. All services are offered in a non-judgmental and safe environment with compassion and understanding.

For more information please visit Call 888-208-8081 or email

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Oy Vey! My Son is Gay! Hollywood Premiere And Red Carpet

Story By Esteban "Steven" Escobar, Diversity News Staff
Photo By Alex Palomares, Diversity News Photographer
On Thursday, October 22, 2009 was held the LA/Hollywood premiere and red carpet of “Oy Vey! My Son is Gay! At the Vista Theatre in Los Angeles-Hollywood, CA.

The movie is a comedy about two families, one Jewish (Hirsch’s) who was expecting their son to marry an educated and Jewish women and the other family (Angelos’s) who have accepted that their son was gay. For the Jewish family was very hard to accept their only son have fall in love in another men. So they tried to learn about his gay life. Finally they accepted what it matters is the his son was happy and the was nothing wrong loving another men. It is a funny movie, the you will laugh and even cry.

“Oy Vey! My Son is Gay” some of the cast members are: Golden Globe, Emmy and Tony Award nominee Lainie Kazan, Saul Rubinek, Carmen Electra, Vincent Pastore, Tony Award winner John Lloyd Young, Emmy Award winner Jai Rodriguez, and Emmy Award winner Bruce Vilanch.

It is a good movie to go see, support it and watch to learn about the there is nothing wrong been gay and what it matters in life is LOVE for each other.

The movie is to be release on Theaters November 6, 2009. Movie is produced by Evgeny Afineevsky, Svetlana Anufrieva, Igor Zektser and Rich Cowan.
For more information about showing and red carpet events please visit movie site

The premiere event benefits AIDS PROJECT LOS ANGELES (APLA), It is produced by New Generations Films and event sponsored by Metro Source and Clear Channel.

Photo by Alex Palomares, Diversity News. © 2009 By Diversity News Publications. Violation of Copy Rights may be fine by applicable laws. You can see more photos at

Thursday, October 15, 2009

“Hand in Hand Benefit Concert - Typhoon Emergency"

Hollywood, CA --- October 14, 2009 A&G Records in association with Philippine Aid Society announced Multi-talented recording artists Lotonius Earl, Jezda, Kris Searle, Jael Gadsden, Fawn, Asha Puthli, Stuart Guest, Rob C and Arnold G to perform live at "Hand in Hand Benefit Concert - Typhoon Emergency."
"To be honest, I can't take credit for the idea. This was Arnold G's initiative. When he approached me about doing the concert, I was all for it because I could tell he had a heart to help the Philippines" Said Tim Troutman, Executive Director of the Philippine Aid Society.
The event will be held on Monday, October 19, 2009 from 9pm to 11pm at Rage Restaurant & Bar 8911 Santa Monica Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90069. Telephone: (310) 652-7055.

He continue "I hope it will raise awareness for the Philippines and the serious need they have there. I also hope to raise some money because every dollar raised translates directly into emergency items for the victims."

Event will be hosted by Rana Davis, popular long time hostess and emcee in Southern California.
This is a benefit concert to help raise awareness and needed funds to help the victims of the devastating floods the occurred on September 26, 2009. The Manila metro area was pummeled by Typhoon Ketsana (Ondoy) which resulted in the worst flooding the Philippines has seen in over 40 years. Some are calling the storm the "Katrina of the Philippines."

Nearly 699 people have lost their lives and countless thousands have lost everything they own. To be sure, millions of Filipinos, living in one of the poorest countries in the world, were deeply affected by this tragedy in the Phillipines. All proceeds will go to the Philippine Aid Society a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
The goal is to raise $100,000. That will go a long way to restoring family housing, getting medicine, food and clothing to those in direct need in the Philippines.
"Tens of Thousands of people in Manila and surrounding areas have lost everything they own. We can't give it all back to them, but this money raised will go to help them survive and recover from this tragedy." Concluded Troutman.

Also donations of clothing and can foods will be accepted on location, as well at: Manila Forwarder: 4323 Eagle Rock Blvd, Unit 313, Los Angeles, CA 90041 Telephone: (323) 478-1599. Cash donations are being encouraged and will be managed directly by Tim Troutman, Executive Director of the Philippine Aid Society, with offices in the United States (North Carolina) and in the Philippines (Kamuning, Quezon City).

Red carpet is schedule to start at 8:30pm. The show will start from 9pm to 11pm.
Event is free, but $10 donation is recommended for the cause.

"Hand in Hand Benefit Concert - Typhoon Emergency." is sponsored by A&G Records, RAGE, ParrisHarris and Diversity News.

Courtesy video from Brian LeBow of LeBow Media shows images on the devastating floods. Event flyer is posted at and
About Phillipine Aid Society:
Philippine Aid Society is a non profit organization which is organized to provide a variety of charitable services in the Philippines. They are a small organization and their management staff consists entirely of volunteers.
For more information you can visit there website at

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Hollywood, CA --- October 13, 2009 Diversity News Publications officially announced that Alex Palomares has joined as Exclusive Special Events Photographer and Linda Krongold as New York Correspondent of Diversity News Publications.
“I am very happy to welcome Alex Palomares & Linda Krongold to the Diversity News Family Of Companies.” Said Esteban “Steven” Escobar, Executive Editor-In-Chief of Diversity News, published by Diversity News Publications. He concluded. “I hope that you will treat, cooperate with, and respect them the same or even better than me to perform their duties and trust them with their media coverage.”

Alex will be taking photographs for the following blogs Diversity News Hollywood, Diversity News Online and Diversity News Los Angeles and some videos for our Diversity News Channel on YouTube. He will also be the photographer for the main site Diversity News, a consumer news magazine published by Diversity News Publications.

“I want the opportunity to gain experience, and to grow within a credited established company like Diversity News. Also, be part of something I believe in.” Said Alex Palomares, Exclusive Special Events Photographer of Diversity News.
Alex Palomares became part of Diversity News Publications effective October 10, 2009. He resides in Lancaster, CA and works during the day in the Hotel and Resorts industry. He come to Diversity News with very high recommendations from well known leaders in the media and political industry.

He concluded: “I want to utilize my skills in a positive way, on top of learning new skills to take with me in the future.”
Alex Palomores' first special assignment is to walk with the Diversity News#3960 team for AIDS WALK LA 2009 and at the same time cover the event for possible feature on Diversity News Publications sites.
“I enjoy meeting and learning about diverse kinds of people. I also love reading and writing. As a high school teacher, I have decent English skills, and feel I can help as a proofreader. Diversity News Publications is fun, upbeat, and current, and I would love to be a part of that”. said Linda Krongold, NY. Correspondent for Diversity News.

Linda Satloff Krongold became part of Diversity News Publications team effective October 9, 2009.
Linda Krongold resides in NYC. She is a teacher for the NYC Board of Education during the day, and during her free time she will be writing, proof reading, reporting and contributing as a correspondent for Diversity News Publications.

“I would love to help the Publication in any way I can. I also love meeting new people and making new friends, both of which I think will happen as part of working here!” She concluded.

Linda first official assignment with Diversity News Publications was to proof read DRIVEN Straight To The Dance Floor CD Review which it was published on Diversity News, a consumer news magazine and Diversity News Hollywood, published by Diversity News Publications. She has also covered and written about American Idol Season 8 runner up Adam Lambert.

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Diversity News Publications parent company is E.E. and Diversity News Publications Enterprises who owns Diversity News Productions, Diversity News Printing Services, Diversity News Publishing, Diversity News #3960, Diversity News Magazine & Revista Diversidad.

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