News: Norman Brokaw, trailblazing talent agent for top Hollywood stars, dies at 89

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Norman Brokaw, trailblazing talent agent for top Hollywood stars, dies at 89

LOS ANGELES >> Norman R. Brokaw, a trailblazing talent agent who represented Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Clint Eastwood and other top Hollywood stars, has died at age 89.

Brokaw’s son, David, says his father died after a long illness on Saturday in Beverly Hills, California.

Brokaw ascended from the mailroom of the William Morris Agency to become its CEO in 1989.

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Lawsuit: Tom Sizemore was drunk when he struck ‘Shooter’ stuntman

LOS ANGELES >> A stuntman who worked on the USA Network series “Shooter" sued series star Tom Sizemore and Paramount Pictures Corp. Friday, claiming he was struck and seriously injured by an SUV driven by the allegedly drunken actor last summer.

Steve DeCastro and his wife, Carly DeCastro, are the plaintiffs in the Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit.

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Breast milk donation drive to be held at San Fernando Valley hospital

Hoping to help boost the supply of human breast milk, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center will hold a milk drive Saturday for new moms interested in donating.

Those who attend the event will learn about milk donation, be screened, and donate their milk if it has been properly stored.

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Police probe 5 related shootings in South Los Angeles; 1 dead

LOS ANGELES >> Police are investigating five related shooting attacks — one of which included a death — during a five-hour period Saturday in South Los Angeles.

With details still sketchy, a man, approximately 25 years old, was shot a little after 4:30 a.m. in the area of Hoover and 90th streets, where police found the man unconscious and not breathing, according to Officer Norma Eisenman of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Section.

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Man stabbed to death in Pacoima following dispute

PACOIMA >> A man was stabbed to death early Saturday in Pacoima, police said.

The stabbing was reported at 2:20 a.m. in the 12400 block of Bernadette Street.

The victim, approximately 22 years old, was leaving the location when he got into a dispute with another man, who was approximately 25 years old, and was stabbed, according to Officer Norma Eisenman of the LAPD’s Media Relations Section.

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Man killed when SUV overturns on 210 Freeway in Sylmar

SYLMAR >> A man was killed in a single-vehicle crash early Saturday on the eastbound Foothill (210) Freeway in Sylmar.

It was reported at 1:54 a.m. on the 210 at Polk Street, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Francisco Villalobos.

An SUV went off the roadway and overturned, he said.

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Former head of Southern California’s air quality agency discusses challenges

For a man who lost his powerful job earlier this year in a political takeover of Southern California’s air quality agency, Barry Wallerstein appeared upbeat and comfortable.

The former executive officer of the South Coast Air Quality Management District smiled frequently during his 90-minute presentation Thursday night at UC Riverside about the challenges of the region’s smog problem and the strategies needed to curb it.

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Islamic Center in LA unites with community members after terrorist threats

In a show of unity in the face of hate, members of the religious, political and police communities joined together Friday at the Islamic Center of Southern California for a weekly prayer service.

The gathering came three days after Los Angeles police announced an Agoura Hills man is facing charges for allegedly making criminal threats against a member of the center.

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