It has the best medical minds worldwide baffled: the growing number of tourists in the Dominican Republic getting sick and dying. A local man shared his story about nearly suffering a disaster in paradise.What was supposed to be a relaxing trip to the Dominican Republic for a co-worker’s wedding could have turned tragic for Ryan Duff and his husband Jose Gomez.”The night of the wedding, I stopped off at the room before the reception and had a drink from the minibar,” Duff said.He made it to the wedding but had to return to the room when he fell ill.”Started feeling a little delirious… it almost felt unreal, like I was in a dream or something,” Duff said.Within a half hour, Duff spiked a fever of 104.5. Continue reading at ABC7
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(TMZ) – Bristol Palin stood face to face with a very ANGRY Sarah Palin hater at the Saddle Ranch on the Sunset Strip last night … after he screamed at her, “Your mother’s a whore.” It all went down after Bristol rode the mechanical bull — when the man shouted, “Did you ride Levi like that?” During the confrontation, the man called Sarah “evil” — and Bristol replied, “Is it because you’re a homosexual and that’s why you hate her?” The man responded, “Pretty much …
A burglar got away with thousands of dollars worth of designer handbags from a West Hollywood luxury boutique early this morning, but the crime was caught on tape. The suspect was seen smashing the window to the Mayfair House store on Beverly Blvd at about 2AM this morning. A golf club was used to smash the window and then to fish out over $10,000 worth of high end handbags from display shelving inside the business. For some reason, the alarm system did not activate, giving the suspect extra time to commit the crime. Also, some street lights in the area were disabled for an unknown reason, and the store is in touch with the power company to find out if that is related.
Between 400,000 and 500,000 people are expected for the 41st annual Gay Pride Parade in West Hollywood today. The parade begins at 11AM after a press conference at Crescent Heights and Santa Monica Blvd where public figures will speak along with the California Department of Corrections Officer, Andrew Johnson, who was initially denied permission to march in uniform with the law enforcement contingent in the parade. That decision was quickly reversed after heavy media attention. After the parade, the Pride Festival will be open all day with food, fun, vendors and entertainment all day long and into the night. The festival takes place on San Vicente between Santa Monica Blvd and Melrose, including West Hollywood Park.
Jane’s Addiction was inducted into the historic Guitar Center RockWalk in Hollywood on Wednesday. Band members Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro and Stephen Perkins appeared for the special ceremony at the Hollywood Guitar Center store on Sunset Blvd., with Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello giving the induction speech. Guitar Center’s RockWalk is dedicated to honoring those artists who have made a significant impact and lasting contribution to the growth and evolution of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Blues and R&B. Jane’s Addiction’s hand prints will reside alongside the hand prints, signatures, and faces of other accomplished musicians and innovators including Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Elvis Presley, Carlos Santana, Johnny Cash, Van Halen, AC/DC, Bonnie Raitt, Aerosmith, Carl Perkins, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, B.B. King, Stevie Wonder, Run-D.M.C and Queen, among numerous others. Over the course of their 25-plus year career, Jane’s Addiction merged alternative and rock like no one before, becoming the first alternative rock band and creating a new sound and attitude in the process.
Los Angeles Police were after a vehicle reported stolen on Friday and the pursuit hit the eastern side of West Hollywood before ending several blocks to the east in the City of Los Angeles. The pursuit started shortly after 5PM in Silverlake. Weho Daily first became aware of it when readers reported it moving through Los Feliz. The suspect was heading in a generally eastward direction, though darting in different directions around Hollywood Forever cemetery before coming into West Hollywood briefly. The pursuit entered West Hollywood around the Gateway shopping center and made numerous turns in all directions between Santa Monica Blvd and Melrose.
Los Angeles Police this morning arrested one suspect in the beating of a Giants fan at Dodger Stadium that left the man in critical condition. Bryan Stow was walking through the Dodger Stadium parking on March 31 following an opening-day victory over San Francisco when he was brutally assaulted. He was wearing Giants apparel and two suspects were taunting him before the violent attack. The story has been the focus of intense media coverage as the search for suspects continued. Billboards were erected across Los Angeles with police sketches of the suspects and reward money has grown to $200,000.
A controversy has developed regarding the San Diego City Council’s Redistricting Commission based on a private investigators report that says a openly gay commissioner resides in West Hollywood, not San Diego. On Thursday, the Redistricting Commission referred questions about the residency of Commissioner Carlos Marquez to the City Attorney’s Office for investigation. A private investigator hired by the Republican Party of San Diego County undertook an investigation that they say conclusively determined that Marquez actually lives in West Hollywood, and that makes him ineligible to serve on the commission. The investigator followed Marquez in West Hollywood, obtaining photos, video and documents that they say support their claim. Republicans have called for him to resign.