Duane Peters Pleads Guilty in Domestic Violence Case

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Duane Peters pleaded guilty yesterday to a domestic violence charge involving a run-in with his live-in girlfriend at their Long Beach home. Superior Court Judge Laura Laesecke immediately sentenced Peters, 52, to a one-year domestic violence counseling program, 60 days of community service and five years of probation.

Sounds like he got off pretty light, though he was also ordered to stay away from the woman for 10 years, according to the District Attorney's Office. Peters originally entered a plea of not guilty when he was charged with one felony count of willful infliction of corporal injury in late February. Neighbors intervened after hearing a commotion shortly before midnight Feb. 7 and restrained Peters until police arrived. The woman suffered moderate injuries, according to authorities.

See also: Full coverage of Duane Peters Domestic Violence Case

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John Pinette Dies at 50. The Comedy World Mourns.

We had the pleasure of interviewing comedian John Pinette for the Weekly a few weeks ago and we just wanted to express our condolences to his family and say that we are also deeply saddened about the news of his sudden passing.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that stand-up comedian John Pinette died Saturday afternoon at about 2:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel in Station Square. A supervisor with the Allegheny County medical examiner's office said Mr. Pinette had been suffering liver and heart disease. Examiners did not perform an autopsy, as Mr. Pinette's personal doctor signed off on his cause of death. Authorities suspect no foul play.

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The 6th Annual KROQ's April Foolishness Line-Up Announced

OMG this line-up is INSANE!!!!

Over the years we have waited with baited breath to see who would be on the April Foolishness show hosted by KROQ's Kevin and Bean and this year was obviously no exception. Promising to release the info today, we got up early to get the news on who would grace the stage at this year's event just for you and boy oh boy, we are so glad that we did!

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Respect The Iron Sheik's Documentary

Whether you've followed his career in wrestling or if you are following this master of hilarity threatening people with the "camel clutch" on Twitter, there's still much more to uncover about WWF legend the Iron Sheik. So much in fact, that he needed an entire documentary to fit it all in. At this year's Canadian International Hot Docs film festival (that runs from April 24 to May 4) they will feature a full-length doc about the one and only Shekie himself, aptly titled "The Sheik."

See also: Stop Being a Jabroni and Respect the Iron Sheik!

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Duane Peters Pleads 'Not Guilty' to Domestic Violence Charges [Update]

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Duane Peters (left)

See update number one with details on the felony charges at the bottom of this post. Update two has arraignment details. Update three has information on Peters' not guilty plea.

ORIGINAL POST, Jan. 8, 6:00 P.M.: Iconic punk musician and professional skateboarder Duane Peters was arrested by the Long Beach Police Department on felony charges just before midnight Friday. According to records provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LACSD), 52-year-old Peters is currently being held on $50,000 bail on undisclosed felony charges at the Long Beach Police Department.

The LACSD records report Peters was arrested at 11:59 P.M. Friday and booked at the Long Beach Police Station at 6:20 A.M. Visitation to Peters is not currently allowed.

See also: Duane's Addictions: Skateboarding, Punk Rock, Tattoos, Sobriety

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[UPDATED: Now with Zero Booze!] Wet Electric is Still Happening This Weekend, City Lawsuit Thrown Out

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Party on!
[Update: Apparently this weekend's Wet Electric will be booze free. See more info after the jump]
Today we got word that this weekend's Wet Electric party in Huntington Beach will go on as scheduled, despite an attempt by the Huntington Beach City Council to unplug the event with an 11th-hour lawsuit against the promoter, Premiere Media Group. What can we say, the outcome isn't much of a shocker (ok, pun time over).

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Modest Mouse, The Faint to Play Free Shows for 2013 Van US Open of Surfing

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After a successful stint last year, The Vans US Open of Surfing will again feature some great free music to go along with the surfing competition on Huntington Beach. The annual music stage is the largest free concert stage of the summer and will feature performances by some pretty big time musical acts who will be playing in front of thousands of fans over the course of two nights.

Surfers and fans can step out of the water when artists such as Modest Mouse, The Faint and Twin Shadow hit the House of Vans Stage for one of the most anticipated programs during the Open.

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50 Cent Arrested on Domestic Violence Charges in Van Nuys

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Though he's laid low for the past few years, rapper 50 Cent is back in the news, but not for a new verse or another wise investment like he had with Vitamin Water. No, the New York rapper was arrested for allegedly injuring an ex-girlfriend and destroying more than $7,000 worth of property, the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office announced on Wednesday.

Fiddy is charged with one count of domestic violence and four counts of vandalism after he allegedly kicked open both a bedroom door and his ex-girlfriend. This happened after she locked herself inside a bedroom at a Toluca Lake condo during an argument on June 23. You can probably assume that they're not getting back together after this incident.

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Breaking News: Funny or Die's "Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival" is Coming to Irvine!

Chappelle is coming! Chappelle is coming!

Comedy titan Dave Chappelle has been popping up all over with spontaneous appearances lately and if you are getting pissed that he hasn't popped into Orange County, you can push your anger aside because, HE IS COMING!! Oh my god, calm down. No screw it. WE CAN'T! WE'RE WAYYY TO EXCITED!

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Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Issue Full Refunds to Fans Jipped By Their Shut Down Show

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For those people who attended Saturday night's Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers show, there's finally some good news to report. After the fire department shut down the show 90 minutes in, Petty is offering the hard-luck fans who picked the wrong night to go a full refund.

Here's Petty's statement in full:

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