Judge halts Target construction

By Aaron Blevins, 8/28/2014

If you build it (without permitting or approvals), they will (probably not) come (to tell you to tear it down). To individuals and organizations in opposition of proposed and under-construction developments in Hollywood, that sentiment is becoming more and more common. Even with their projects wrapped up in litigation, some developers are proceeding as normal, [...]

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Homeowner dies in Mid-City house fire

By Edwin Folven, 8/28/2014

Clutter may have played a role in blaze

A 71-year-old man died in a house fire on Point View Street in the Mid-City area on Aug. 24, becoming the 18th person this year to perish during a blaze in a residential dwelling. Authorities believe an excessive amount of clutter inside the house may have contributed to the fire. There were no smoke alarms [...]

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Nonprofit celebrates 25 years of care

By Aaron Blevins, 8/28/2014

Project Angel Food honored during Dodgers’ LGBT Night Out

Project Angel Food launched its 25th anniversary celebration in grand fashion last Friday, when the Los Angeles Dodgers honored the organization during the club’s second annual LGBT Night Out. Prior to a victory over the New York Mets, the club paid tribute to Project Angel Food, which has served more than 9 million meals to [...]

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Alleged serial bank robber nabbed in Beverly Hills

By Edwin Folven, 8/28/2014

Arrest may put an end to two-year robbery spree

A female serial bank robber was apprehended on Aug. 22 in Beverly Hills following her 11th alleged hold-up in the area since 2012, and is now facing 11 felony charges for robbery and attempted robbery. Investigators had nicknamed the suspect the “purse-packing bandit” because she carried large handbags during the hold-ups. The arrest capped a [...]

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Club’s Miracle Awards honor local leaders

By Aaron Blevins, 8/28/2014

Democrats recognize Waxman’s legacy

After a successful 2013, the Miracle Mile Democratic Club’s officers were not entirely sure how to continue the momentum the club had going after its first year of existence. Then, a political legend announced his retirement. U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman’s decision sparked a flurry of activity, as candidates lined up to succeed the seasoned lawmaker. [...]

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Zone’s impact beginning to be felt

By Aaron Blevins, 8/28/2014

Federal designation continues to benefit Hollywood

Eight months after the federal government made a commitment to the city of Los Angeles with its Promise Zone designation, the zone’s leadership team has begun to take shape. Alison Becker, of Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office for Economic Development, is the Promise Zone’s director. She has been joined by Angelica Solis, the liaison to the [...]

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Suspect sought in WeHo shooting

By Edwin Folven, 8/28/2014

Gunman injures rap music producer ‘Suge’ Knight

Police were still searching for a suspect on Wednesday in the shooting of rap music producer Marion “Suge” Knight and two other victims on Aug. 24 during a private party hosted by signer Chris Brown at the 1Oak nightclub on the Sunset Strip. The shooting occurred at approximately 1:30 a.m. inside the nightclub, formerly known [...]

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Body found in DWP building near reservoir

By Edwin Folven, 8/28/2014

Coroner’s office identifies victim as a transient

The body of a man who authorities described as a transient was found in an abandoned structure at a Los Angeles Department of Water and Power facility at the Hollywood Reservoir on Aug. 21 in what is being described as a suicide. Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office spokesman Ed Winter declined to identify the victim [...]

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Death renews calls for safety measures

By Edwin Folven, 8/28/2014

Pedestrian struck and killed on Santa Monica on Aug. 23

Members of the West Hollywood community are calling for increased traffic safety measures after a 63-year-old West Hollywood resident was struck and killed on Aug. 23 near Santa Monica Boulevard and Hancock Avenue. The victim, identified as Clinton Bounds, was crossing Santa Monica Boulevard at approximately 12:17 a.m. when he was struck by an unidentified [...]

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Alleged serial gunman targeted victims in WeHo

By Edwin Folven, 8/28/2014

A 34-year-old man who allegedly fired a shotgun into a vehicle in West Hollywood, and allegedly killed three people during separate incidents during the past week in the northern San Fernando Valley, is facing numerous felony charges for murder and other crimes. One of the shootings attributed to the suspect occurred last Friday at approximately [...]

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Schiff offers updates on foreign conflicts

By Aaron Blevins, 8/28/2014

Congressman gives briefing on issues in the Middle East

U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) visited the National Council of Jewish Women, Los Angeles (NCJW/LA), on Tuesday and gave an update on foreign policy matters that the U.S. is facing. Schiff, a member of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, opened by discussing the situation in Iraq and Syria. While President Barack Obama has recently [...]

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‘Sin City 2’ is visually compelling, but nothing new

By Tim Posada, 8/28/2014

Comic book godfather Frank Miller’s “300” and “Sin City” attacked the big screen with the fervor of their ultra-violent antiheroes. Too bad 2014 seemed to Spartan kick both these properties into a great abyss. Like the first film, “Sin 2” features three main stories (and a minor one) set in the most corrupt, perverse and [...]

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Restaurant News

By Jill Weinlein, 8/28/2014

Los Angeles Times ‘The Taste’ The Los Angeles Times’ “The Taste”, an annual celebration of the Southern California culinary scene, returns from Friday, Aug. 29 through Sunday, Aug. 31 at the Paramount Pictures Studios backlot. Five separate events will be held to honor the unique flavors, restaurants and culinary personalities in Los Angeles. Members of [...]

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Parq Bar at the Montage Beverly Hills

By Jill Weinlein, 8/28/2014

The Parq Bar at the Montage Beverly Hills is an elegant experience, offering an ideal spot for socializing in an attractive, clubby atmosphere. An all-day menu is offered featuring Hamachi and various sushi and sashimi dishes, as well as fresh garden salads and sandwiches. The menu is appealing to area business women and men who [...]

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Schools with increased enrollment of immigrant children get funding

8/28/2014

California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson has announced that the department has set aside $3.5 million in federal funding to assist schools that are experiencing an increase in unaccompanied immigrant children during the current school year. “We don’t make immigration policy in our classrooms; we help every child who comes through our doors,” [...]

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LASPD to enforce proactive discipline with a focus on the positive

8/28/2014

The Los Angeles School Police Department is continuing to embrace proactive, non-punitive enforcement strategies. As part of the initiative, the department will no longer issue tickets for minor violations such as most campus fights, petty thefts, vandalism, trespassing or possession of tobacco or a small quantity of marijuana. Instead, most offenders will be referred to [...]

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Perez named LAUSD deputy superintendent of instruction

8/28/2014

The Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education has approved the appointment of educator Dr. Ruth Pérez as deputy superintendent of instruction. LAUSD superintendent John E. Deasy said Pérez brings a wealth of career experience, from her start as a bilingual teacher in Florida, through her recent tenure heading the Norwalk-La Mirada School District. [...]

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Hungry kids can’t focus on school

8/28/2014

‘No Kid Hungry’ campaign battles child hunger

A teacher shared a story about a boy who had recently come into class, head hung low, dark circles under his eyes, completely lacking in energy and focus. Sadly, this is something the teacher was used to seeing frequently in her classes, but not from this particular student. After class she asked him what was [...]

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Marlborough graduate named Davidson Fellow

8/28/2014

Twenty young people have been named as 2014 Davidson Fellows, exemplifying the extraordinary work that can be accomplished by students who are given opportunities to excel. One of the gifted students — 17-year-old Isabel DeBre of Los Angeles — is a 2014 graduate of Marlborough School. DeBre received a $10,000 scholarship for a literary project [...]

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