Torch passed to students to maintain Wallenberg memorial

By Edwin Folven, 1/29/2015

Effort aims to keep youth enlightened about the Holocaust

As Jews around the world observed International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp on Tuesday, Jewish leaders in Los Angeles honored survivors and announced an agreement that will recognize one of the heroes of Holocaust for years to come. Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Koretz, 5th [...]

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Graffiti illustrates a persistent problem

By Luis Rivas, 1/29/2015

Vandalism continues to plague many communities

Graffiti is as common to Los Angeles’ landscape as sidewalk stars are to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. But some communities, such as the Miracle Mile, previously not known for graffiti vandalism, have seen a recent rise in property defacement. The plywood canopy barricade and fence that surrounds the construction site in the 5100 block [...]

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Cyber safety symposium centers on seniors

By Luis Rivas, 1/29/2015

City attorney’s office offers tips to avoid becoming a victim

Hundreds of seniors, their advocates and family members were informed on the dangers of cyber crime targeting the elderly earlier this week. The city attorney’s office led a day-long workshop on Jan. 27, titled “Senior Cyber Safety Symposium: the Art of Aging in a High Tech World,” at the California Endowment, where more than a [...]

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Diverse opinions voiced at Hollywood Hills CD4 debate

By Jonathan Van Dyke, 1/29/2015

Barham offramp and Hollywood Sign are major issues

There are 14 candidates vying to replace longtime Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge, 4th District, and 13 of those candidates came to Universal Studios’ Globe Theatre Tuesday night to discuss numerous neighborhood concerns on the minds of voters in that area. The Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council and Hollywood United Neighborhood Council hosted the [...]

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Samsung name removed from Art Deco building

By Luis Rivas, 1/29/2015

Tower stands as a Miracle Mile icon

On the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and La Brea Avenue stands the Samsung tower, a 12-story building originally built around 1929. The Art Deco office building marks Central Los Angeles’ skyline, and is home to restaurants, including Crepe Kitchen and Luna Park, as well as a car title loaning company, all on the first floor. [...]

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Suspect pleads not guilty in homicide case

By Edwin Folven, 1/29/2015

Murder of transgender woman not likely a hate crime

An 18-year-old suspected gang member pleaded not guilty on Monday to a felony murder charge for the killing of a transgender woman on Oct. 2 in East Hollywood. The suspect was identified as Eric Carreon Carrillo of Los Angeles. He was already in custody on an unrelated charge when the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s [...]

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Authorities seek clues to solve WeHo hate crime

By Edwin Folven, 1/29/2015

Authorities in West Hollywood are searching for three men who were involved in what police called a hate crime on Jan. 20 in which a victim was physically assaulted and hospitalized. The incident occurred at approximately 2:45 a.m. near the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue. The unidentified victim got off a bus [...]

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WeHo business owner acquitted of murder plot

By Edwin Folven, 1/29/2015

A jury acquitted a former model and owner of a West Hollywood skin care business on Jan. 22 who had been accused in a plot to murder a rival business owner. Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office spokesman Greg Risling said the defendant, Dawn DaLuise, had faced charges of solicitation for murder and assault with [...]

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Female suspect arrested for ‘random’ stabbing

By Edwin Folven, 1/29/2015

A female suspect was arrested on Jan. 22 in West Hollywood for allegedly stabbing a jogger near the intersection of Sweetzer and Fountain avenues. The stabbing occurred at approximately 11:05 a.m. as the unidentified victim waited for a light at the intersection. The suspect was also waiting at the signal, and allegedly stabbed the victim [...]

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Committee takes different direction on The Greek

By Jonathan Van Dyke, 1/29/2015

Council will have final say on theatre’s operator

Lauren Simon wore a green #WeAreTheGreek T-shirt at city hall on Monday, where the Los Angeles City Council Arts, Parks, Health, Aging and River Committee was set to recommend what concert promoter would be operating the historic Greek Theatre next year and into the future. Simon said she was a resident down the hill from [...]

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New crimes put Hollywood on edge

By Edwin Folven, 1/29/2015

Police say statistics are in line with 2014

A stabbing that occurred last Sunday near the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue and the conviction of a costumed character for assault have prompted city leaders to reassure the public that Hollywood is safe. Capt. Peter Zarcone, of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Hollywood Division, said violent crime is actually down within the [...]

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Leaders call for continued fight for reproductive rights

By Edwin Folven, 1/22/2015

Press conference is held on 42nd anniversary of Roe vs. Wade decision

West Hollywood City Councilwoman Abbe Land was joined by reproductive rights advocates for a press conference on Jan. 22 at West Hollywood City Hall in observance of the 42nd anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Roe vs. Wade, which upheld the right for women to have an abortion. The press conference came on [...]

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City attorney warns families to avoid talent scams

By Jonathan Van Dyke, 1/29/2015

Office renews effort in prosecuting 2010 law

It could happen to anyone. It happened to the family of Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Krekorian, 12th District. His wife went to a local mall with his son. Someone offering to put the young boy in movies approached them. “It happens again and again to families across Los Angeles,” Krekorian said. Almost always, however, [...]

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Mormon Church adjusts opinion on LGBT people

By Luis Rivas, 1/29/2015

LGBT leader skeptical of change

The Mormon Church altered its position on the LGBT community earlier this week when church leaders made an announcement on Jan. 27 that they would support government protection from discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Church leaders specifically mentioned support for legislation providing protection in jobs, housing and public accommodation for members of [...]

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Hollywood Theatre Row prepares for its time to shine in the spotlight

By Jonathan Van Dyke, 1/29/2015

Groups band together to promote local venues

Although Los Angeles may be known for the silver screen, it’s the actors on the stage that are ready for their close-up along what is known to many as Hollywood Theatre Row. Last week, Los Angeles city councilmen Mitch O’Farrell, 13th District, and Tom LaBonge, 4th District, introduced a motion for city staff to begin [...]

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Fusion upends traditional school methods

By Jonathan Van Dyke, 1/29/2015

One-on-one classes come to Miracle Mile on Wilshire

One size does not necessarily fit all. For Lisa Korbatov, a parent of the Beverly Hills Unified School District, public school was always something she wanted to support. However, for her 12-year-old daughter, 7th grade at a busy public school wasn’t quite working. “It was that her visual acuity is slightly off,” Korbatov said. Oftentimes, [...]

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Restaurant News

By Jill Weinlein, 1/29/2015

Super Bowl at Dog Haus Biergarten Get the Super Bowl party started early on Sunday, Feb. 1 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with the Dog Haus Biergarten’s build-your-own bloody Mary bar, priced at $7 per cocktail. Happy hour prices will be offered, with $4 well drinks, $2 signature cocktails, $1 off “Haus” wines, $4 [...]

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‘Inherent Vice’ shows off Anderson’s skills

By Tim Posada, 1/29/2015

Paul Thomas Anderson is one of the best filmmakers of the past 20 years. Like Quentin Tarantino, he moves slow, with only a handful of notable films to his credit: “Boogie Nights”, “Magnolia”, “Punch-Drunk Love”, “There Will Be Blood”, “The Master” and now “Inherent Vice”. “Blood” and “Master” seemed to change things; he moved down [...]

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Classic French-California cuisine at Terrine

By Jill Weinlein, 1/29/2015

As I walked into the new Terrine restaurant on Beverly Boulevard, I was excited to see some familiar faces. I was greeted by Stephane Bombet, who opened Faith & Flower (the Tasting Kitchen) and helped Ricardo Zarate launch Mo-Chica, Picca, Paiche and Blue Tavern. At Terrine, he teamed up with managing partner and wine director François [...]

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