Change comes from the top at LAUSD

By Jonathan Van Dyke, 10/23/2014

Cortines vows to keep district on track

Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) stakeholders stressed harmony and stabilization moving forward after Superintendent John Deasy resigned on Oct. 16 and former superintendent Ramon Cortines was appointed in his place. The 83-year-old Cortines previously led LAUSD from 2009 to 2011, and on an interim basis in 2000. He also has been superintendent of districts [...]

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Tree removal plan begins to take root

By Edwin Folven, 10/23/2014

Metro, community coalition discuss project details

The Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is rolling forward with preliminary plans for construction of the Purple Line subway extension, and is planning to remove approximately 100 trees along the four-mile stretch between the Wilshire/Western and Wilshire/La Cienega stations. The tree removal has generated concern among members of the Miracle Mile Civic Coalition, and [...]

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Marlborough School celebrates a milestone

By Aaron Blevins, 10/23/2014

It’s 125 years and counting for all-girls campus

In 1889, teacher Mary Caswell relocated to California and established an all-girls school in Pasadena. Little did she know that the school would continue to prepare young girls for adulthood more than a century later. Marlborough School is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year, and last weekend, the Los Angeles landmark hosted a party, complete [...]

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Venerable county supervisor prepares to say farewell

By Aaron Blevins, 10/23/2014

Yaroslavsky retires after 40 years of service

For the first time in 40 years, the local area will not be represented by Zev Yaroslavsky when the Los Angeles County supervisor and former Los Angeles City Council member retires on Dec. 1. In August 2012, Yaroslavsky announced that he would retire from politics at the end of his term. At the time, many [...]

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WeHo accelerates plans for safety measures

By Edwin Folven, 10/23/2014

Council also calls for study of long-term plan for new signals

The West Hollywood City Council on Monday approved short term plans to improve public safety on busy streets, but opted to take the long route on deciding whether new traffic signals or other permanent measures are necessary. The council approved a plan to add three new electronic mobile messaging signs ahead of crosswalks to notify [...]

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Suspect sought in thefts from luxury stores

By Edwin Folven, 10/23/2014

Burglaries occurred in Beverly Hills and West Hollywood

Investigators are searching for a suspect who has been stealing items from luxury clothing and accessory stores in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood and the surrounding areas. Most of the incidents have occurred in Beverly Hills at stores on Rodeo Drive, and investigators from the Beverly Hills Police Department are working with authorities from the West [...]

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Assailant arrested for attack that occurred on Metro bus

By Edwin Folven, 10/23/2014

Suspect faces carjacking, assault charges

A 44-year-old Los Angeles resident is facing felony charges stemming from an attack that occurred on Oct. 16 on a bus traveling through Beverly Hills. The incident occurred at approximately 6 p.m. on the 720 Line, a Rapid Bus line operated by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro). The bus provides service between [...]

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Police seek leads in solving murder in Wilshire Division

By Edwin Folven, 10/23/2014

Detectives with the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Bureau Homicide Unit are searching for a suspect who murdered a 22-year-old man on Oct. 14 in the Wilshire Division. The unidentified victim was in the 2200 block of South 8th Ave. when he was shot multiple times by an unknown assailant in a vehicle. The location [...]

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City council calls for ban on GMOs

By Edwin Folven, 10/23/2014

Councilmen Paul Koretz and Mitch O’Farrell lead effort

The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday approved a ban on the sale of seeds containing genetically modified organisms, commonly known as GMOs. The motion was co-authored by Councilmen Paul Koretz, 5th District, and Mitch O’Farrell, 13th District. The ban on seeds containing GMOs is mostly symbolic because there is no large-scale farming occurring in [...]

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Bradlee remembered as an icon in journalism

By Jonathan Van Dyke, 10/23/2014

Revered former Washington Post editor Benjamin C. Bradlee died Tuesday of natural causes. He presided over The Washington Post newsroom for 26 years and oversaw the newspaper when it worked on its famous Watergate coverage led by Bob Woodward and Carl Berstein. Bradlee was 93. That reporting brought that political scandal to light, and ultimately [...]

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‘Fury’ kills, ‘Dear White People’ exposes social privilege

By Tim Posada, 10/23/2014

‘Fury’ Director David Ayer tells the same story; he just relocates his thematic palette to different locales, and now, World War II. Don’t misinterpret me. Predictability doesn’t equal trash or mere monotony. “Fury” might feel like his cop flick, “End of Watch”, but it is a memorable journey. During the final push through Germany, Sgt. [...]

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Blue Plate Oysterette

By Jill Weinlein, 10/23/2014

Bringing the Beach to West 3rd Street

Following the success of Blue Plate Oysterette in Santa Monica, the Blue Plate Restaurant Group has opened a second Cape Cod-style restaurant on West 3rd Street that offers a fun beach vibe. Located just east of Crescent Heights Boulevard, the restaurant was packed on a recent Friday evening, with diners enjoying fresh seafood, wine and [...]

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Restaurant News

By Jill Weinlein, 10/23/2014

Cecconi’s Monster Ball Cecconi’s invites diners to enjoy live music, dancing, food and cocktail specials during its Halloween “Monster Ball” on Friday, Oct. 31 from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. The main dining room of the Northern Italian restaurant will be transformed into a dance floor with a live DJ playing music until 1:30 a.m. The [...]

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Antonio’s celebrates with molé and more

10/23/2014

Antonio’s on Melrose is celebrating the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) festival from Friday, Oct. 31 through Sunday, Nov. 2, offering special dishes, breads and treats in observance of the holiday, which originated in Mexico. Dia de los Muertos honors loved ones who have passed away, and the holiday is traditionally celebrated [...]

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Halloween Scary-oake

10/23/2014

If you think Halloween is scary, then you’d better be very afraid when you visit EB’s Beer & Wine, in The Original Farmers Market at 3rd and Fairfax this October 31 because the most frightening creature of all is returning to Friday nights (no, not bartender Melissa Kelly, pictured right) – but you guessed it, [...]

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Fun was had at Farmers Market Fall Festival

10/23/2014

Hundreds of Angelenos, including many kids and families, enjoyed the 80th annual Fall Festival at The Original Farmers Market at Third and Fairfax this past weekend. The festival had a petting zoo – a big hit with the kids –  music, puppets and the always popular pie-eating contest. Horse shoeing, left, yarn spinning and weaving, [...]

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Sample Saturday is well… Saturday

10/23/2014

Capitol Drugs/PowerZone is holding its annual “Sample Saturday” on Saturday, Oct. 25 from noon to 4 p.m. in West Hollywood. The event is co-sponsored by the city of West Hollywood, and is being held in conjunction with the city’s “Fitness Fair”. More than 80 sports, nutrition and homeopathy vendors will provide information and samples. Medical [...]

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Runners take to the streets to help Homeboy Industries

10/23/2014

More than 3,000 runners participated in Homeboy Industries’ 5th annual 5K run/walk and community event on Oct. 18 in downtown Los Angeles. The turnout nearly tripled last year’s numbers. An additional 1,000 spectators also attended. The event featured local artwork from artists like Robbie Conal, Emerald, Richard Ahern, Wini Brewer and Shepard Fairey, with 30 [...]

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‘Night of the Living Zoo’ scares up some Halloween fun

10/23/2014

The Los Angeles Zoo is hosting a howling good time with “Night of the Living Zoo” on Friday, Oct. 24 from 7 to 11 p.m. The 2nd annual costume bash is open to visitors ages 18 and older, and the zoo’s grounds will be transformed by hair-raising special effects, ghouls, ghosts and more. “Terrifying” zookeeper [...]

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