Group vows to fight to keep Barham offramp

By Gregory Cornfield, 7/22/2015

Appeal pending after judge dismisses lawsuit

Despite a judge dismissing their lawsuit on Monday, members of Keep The Barham Ramp said they aren’t done trying to save the offramp on the Hollywood (101) Freeway. The lawsuit was ruled to be past the statute of limitations of the environmental impact report (EIR) for the NBCUniversal Evolution Plan to expand the theme park, [...]

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Police arrest suspect for murder in Hollywood

By Edwin Folven, 7/25/2015

Police arrested a suspect Friday who allegedly shot and killed a 30-year-old woman on July 5 as she walked with her boyfriend near McCadden Place and Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood.   Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Matthew Ludwig said the suspect, Ezeoma Obioha, 31, was taken into custody at approximately 7:15 p.m. on July 24 at [...]

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Supervisors boost minimum wage

By Edwin Folven, 7/22/2015

County’s plan mirrors city’s increase to $15 by 2020

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a plan Tuesday to increase the minimum wage in unincorporated county areas to $15 by July 1, 2020. The plan, spearheaded by Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, 3rd District, mirrors a plan passed by the city of Los Angeles that increases wages to $15 by 2020. [...]

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Encampments spring up as homelessness rises

By Edwin Folven, 7/22/2015

Authorities want to take comprehensive approach with issue

A 16 percent countywide increase in homelessness is evident in Hollywood, with encampments popping up 1on sidewalks and in open spaces along busy thoroughfares and near the Hollywood (101) Freeway. The increase is causing concern about crime and a lack of services, and has prompted city officials and stakeholders to look at ways to address [...]

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Rec and Parks holds lottery for booking the Greek Theatre

By Gregory Cornfield, 7/23/2015

Selection process is first step in city operating the venue

In its first major act as operator of the Greek Theatre, the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP) held a scheduling event last Thursday at Griffith Park’s Friendship Auditorium to book the talent for the concert venue’s 2016 roster. The event will most likely be remembered as far less exciting than any of [...]

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City approves Metro plan to remove trees on Wilshire

By Edwin Folven, 7/22/2015

Eighty-two trees will be taken out as part of subway project

The Los Angeles Board of Public Works unanimously approved a plan Wednesday to remove 82 trees on Wilshire Boulevard as part of the Purple Line Extension subway project. The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will remove the trees to make way for subway station construction at Wilshire Boulevard and La Brea Avenue, Fairfax [...]

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Lieu, Pelosi advocate for infrastructure investments

By Gregory Cornfield, 7/22/2015

Federal funding used to rebuild and repair system

With the California Incline reconstruction site in Santa Monica as a backdrop, Congressman Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) hosted a press conference on July 17 with House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, Santa Monica Mayor Kevin McKeown, Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, 3rd District, and other county leaders to highlight the need for infrastructure investment. The representatives [...]

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Death on Croft Avenue believed to be accidental

By Edwin Folven, 7/23/2015

Victim is fatally injured after falling from tree

The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office and the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Bureau Homicide Unit are investigating the death of a man who was found on July 17 outside an apartment building in the 1000 block of Croft Avenue. Authorities were called to the scene shortly after 4 p.m. after a resident reported that [...]

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Fatal crash forces 10 Freeway closure at La Brea

By Edwin Folven, 7/23/2015

A motorist was killed in a three-vehicle collision early Monday morning forcing authorities to close the eastbound lanes of the Santa Monica (10) Freeway at La Brea Avenue. California Highway Patrol officer Chris Baldonado said the collision occurred at approximately 3:40 a.m. The driver of a 1999 Mazda Miata who was entering the freeway from [...]

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Teahouse in Griffith Park will have new home

By Gregory Cornfield, 7/23/2015

City plans to move hilltop structure to a new location

An anonymous artist surprised hikers and Los Angeles city officials last month when a teahouse showed up overnight on a Griffth Park hiking trail near Dante’s View. The Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP) said it isn’t going to dismantle the teahouse. RAP representatives said they will relocate it because it’s illegal to [...]

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A flash from the past

By Jessie Lingenfelter, 7/23/2015

Workshop offers unique opportunity to shoot Polaroids

Though Polaroid photographs may seem like an art form of days gone by, The Impossible Project is hosting a workshop on the modern methods and technologies keeping instant photography relevant at Samy’s Camera in Los Angeles on July 25 at 1 p.m. Hands-on sessions highlight the event with retro instant cameras providing an opportunity to [...]

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New deal announced for St. Vincent Medical Center

By Edwin Folven, 7/23/2015

A new deal is in the works for the possible sale of St. Vincent Medical Center and five other hospitals in California under a proposal announced on July 17 by the Daughters of Charity Health System (DCHS), which owns the hospitals and an affiliated medical foundation. The announcement comes after a decision by Prime Healthcare, [...]

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WeHo purchases property from Walgreen’s

By Gregory Cornfield, 7/23/2015

Parking facility preliminarily planned for site

The West Hollywood City Council approved plans Monday to purchase a property from Walgreen Co. at 8120 Santa Monica Blvd. and change it into a public parking facility after quick negotiations with the drug store chain. The space can be used for additional purposes, as it is zoned for mixed-use and commercial developments, according to [...]

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Carlton Park to open in Hollywood

7/23/2015

Los Angeles City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell, 13th District, will double his regular event “Councilmember in Your Corner” with the opening of Carlton Way Park in Hollywood this Saturday. “Every month since I was sworn into office, I have held a regular event aimed at bringing city hall and its resources to the communities of the [...]

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Celebrate National Hot Dog Day at Pink’s

By Edwin Folven, 7/23/2015

Celebrate National Hot Dog Day on Thursday, July 23 at Pink’s Hot Dogs on La Brea Avenue. The stand has been a favorite among hot dog lovers since 1939, satisfying cravings with 35 different types of hot dogs. Some of the popular summer varieties include the America the Beautiful hot dog, made with a 12-inch [...]

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East meets West at House of Macau

By Jill Weinlein, 7/23/2015

Although I didn’t see Nicki Minaj with her entourage at the opening of House of Macau in Hollywood, rumor has it that she might stop by when in LA. This sleek modern restaurant is the newest endeavor by her manager, music mogul Manny Halley. It’s a convenient dining destination for locals and visitors to enjoy [...]

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Restaurant News

By Jill Weinlein, 7/23/2015

Día de Campo Celebrates National Tequila Day On Friday, July 24 enjoy a fiesta featuring food, drink specials and live music at Hermosa Beach’s modern Mexican surf lodge. From 2 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m., Casamigos and Casa Noble tequila will offer complimentary tastings to guests, while Latin jazz funk band Machismo [...]

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Wine

By Kyle Rachal, 7/23/2015

This week I had the pleasure of tasting a 2014 rosé, with such focus and character, not only did I immediately order a case, but I wanted to learn more about the winery as well. Rarely does one come across a winery and winemaker that applies such an attention to detail throughout all aspects of [...]

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‘Ant-Man’ packs a modest punch

By Tim Posada, 7/23/2015

The marketing alone for “Ant-Man” was cause for concern. You can’t seriously pass off a film with that kind of title. Luckily, the 12th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is more than just a generic origin story. It’s all about the heist. Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) is a cat thief. Once an idealistic engineer [...]

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