But William Garcia, the owner of the popular Versailles restaurant chain across Los Angeles, said Obama's tactics made little sense. Garcia was 10 years old when he and his family left Cuba. "The story of Cuba is a complicated one," Garcia said. "I'm going to import some cigars to have here," he said. Vargas has never been to Cuba and would like to visit family members there. Vargas said American corporations will find growth opportunities in Cuba that will result in jobs for Cubans. Monica Rodriguez contributed to this report.
Get Me Out Of Here! Looking fresh-faced and happy as she made her way inside, the former Playboy model showed off her svelte figure in a pair of black form-fitting leggings and a bright yellow San Diego Chargers vest in support of her home town. Kendra wore her blonde locks scraped back from her face in a ponytail, and opted for a pair of sensible and comfortable blue Nike running shoes on her feet. On Sunday, the 29-year-old was pictured slumped on a couch and told her Twitter followers she was `drunk' after spending the weekend partying.
NASI claimed that it operated more than 30,000 ATMs and was involved in more than $1 billion in ATM transactions every month. The scheme unraveled this past summer when NASI "bounced approximately $3 million in checks that had been sent by NASI as monthly returns to victim-investors," according to court papers. Even as the Ponzi scheme was collapsing, Gillis and Wishner allegedly continued to raise another $4 million from victim-investors. If convicted, Gillis and Wishner face up to 20 years in federal prison for each of the four charges.
LOS ANGELES >> A woman who claimed she was served a drug-laced cookie at a Woodland Hills hair salon received $25,000 to settle her lawsuit against the establishment, her attorney said Tuesday. “We think it's a fair resolution of the matter,” said Barry Goldberg, attorney for 72-year-old Jo Ann Nickerson.
Beecher Carlson Insurance Services LLC has named Laura Jeppson vice president. Prior to Beecher Carlson, Jeppson was leading efforts to drive consumer adoption of Bitcoin and other virtual currencies through global insurance products and market capacity to protect companies and their customers operating in the Bitcoin/virtual currencies industries. Jeppson will be leveraging Beecher Carlson's platform in efforts to provide expanded service and coverage to the Bitcoin industry.
As the deadline to renew a health care coverage plan through Covered California arrived Monday, Mary Anne Cheraz just sat and watched the day pass. The Duarte resident said she was no longer interested in what Covered California, the state's health care insurance exchange, had to offer. "I've decided to opt out of Covered California," Cheraz said. "What I have learned is that after a year's time, many of the enrollment glitches are still alive and well," Cheraz said. "We're all duplicated in the system.
By Charlie Carballo For Mailonline Published: 17:48 EST, 15 December 2014 | Updated: 18:32 EST, 15 December 2014 What a difference a day makes for Kendra Wilkinson. On Sunday the 29-year-old was pictured slumped on a couch and told her Twitter followers she was `drunk' after spending the weekend partying. According to HollywoodLife, Kendra and Hank might have mended the relationship already, as the website reports that they took their marriage woes to another reality show and filmed the third season of WEtv's Marriage Boot Camp in October.
Drive your sleigh to Candy Cane Lane, where this Woodland Hills neighborhood is transformed into a colorful spectacle. Located on Oxnard Street between Corbin and Winnetka, Candy Cane Lane glows nightly December 12, 2014 through New Year's Day. Dim your headlights and roll slowly through the illuminated eight square blocks before 10 p.m. on week nights and 11 p.m. on weekends. December 15, 2014 - January 1, 2015. Approximately 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. on week nights and 5 p.m. - 11 p.m. on weekends. Oxford Street between Corbin and Winnetka.
The Grinch is already working overtime. Someone or some group stole toys earmarked this holiday for some needy kids about a week ago. Police have scoured security video but have reportedly not come up with any leads. Organizers estimate the loss at about $5,000 worth of toys and games. They are asking new elves to come forward to help replenish the stolen toys that were to go to kids ages 1-16 for an event to be held next Saturday. Donations drop off 10 a.m. ' 3 p.m. From Dec. 15th ' 18th or by clicking here .
Here's a fun holiday event for the whole family. Next weekend, December 20-21 Woodland Hills Ice is putting Santa Claus in skates. The public is invited to go dressed in festive seasonal garb, put on their skates and get on the ice with Old Saint Nick himself. Santa Claus will arrive on Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m., price of admission is $13 for cjildren under the age of eight, $15 for adults and $20 for an all-day pass. Be sure to bring cameras or mobile devices to shoot stills or videos. Need to brush up on your skating skills?
Amy Palmer, communications director for Covered California, said Friday a working group at the exchange is trying to sort out the situation. "We are aware that this is happening, and we've been working to remedy the situation for consumers," Palmer said. The arrival of Dec. 15 adds urgency to the policy problem. That's the last day that Californians can buy a new policy, or change an existing one, and have an effective start date of Jan. 1, 2015. Insurance experts say dealing with the Covered California Medi-Cal glitch has been vexing.
A longtime patron of a Woodland Hills hair salon dropped her lawsuit against the establishment in which she alleged that a cookie she picked up from a hospitality tray contained the drug by-product for marijuana. A lawyer for Jo Ann Nickerson, 72, filed papers on Wednesday with Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Elia Weinbach asking for dismissal of her lawsuit against Blush Salon.
One Woodland Hills woman is decking the halls with a massive collection of Christmas trees. I have an elf tree. Which is like the Bass Pro Shop tree," she said. - ¢ VIDEO : A tour of the 130 Christmas trees Ingebrigtsen-Siewert said it was the birth of her daughter, Kristin, in 1999 that marked the start of it all. Now the trees are everywhere, from the frontyard to the foyer, the backyard to the bathroom. "It's like Clark Griswold moved in," Ingebrigtsen-Siewert said, referring to "National Lampoon's Vacation," the Christmas classic.
"I started like a normal human being with one tree, and now I have over 130," Alison Ingebrigtsen-Siewert said. She starts putting up the trees in October, filling her home with the smell of pine. Two years ago, her collection reached 102, but that has grown because her friends giver her new ones every year. - ¢ VIDEO : A tour of the 130 Christmas trees Ingebrigtsen-Siewert said the birth of her daughter, Kristin, in 1999 marked the start of her Christmas tree collection. I have an elf tree. The collection includes real and artificial trees.
How many Christmas trees do you have? In Woodland Hills, Allison Siewert has 139. You read that right, but in this video wait till you see where she's crammed them. They are in the front yard, the back yard, the bathrooms, every room. There is so much holiday cheer in the Siewert house that you can't help but feel the season. It's just one of her many themed-trees. The cell phone tree which she says is "perfect for California because these weird things are everywhere" The first one was back in 1999 when her first child, Kristin, was born.