Councilman David Ryu sworn in

By Edwin Folven, 6/29/2015

Los Angeles City Councilman David Ryu, 4th District, was officially sworn in Sunday during a ceremony held on the south steps of Los Angeles City Hall. Former Los Angeles County Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke administered the oath of office. Ryu, 39, was joined on stage by his father, Eul Chul Ryu, and mother, Michelle Ryu. [...]

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Thousands celebrate Supreme Court’s decision on marriage equality in West Hollywood

By Gregory Cornfield, 6/28/2015

Los Angeles LGBT Center CEO Lorri Jean said it took decades of “blood, sweat and tears” for marriage equality advocates to reach a Decision Day celebration held on Friday at West Hollywood Park. But only tears of joy remained as thousands of people gathered to applaud the United States Supreme Court’s landmark decision in the [...]

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U.S. Supreme Court issues landmark ruling granting nationwide marriage equality

By Gregory Cornfield, 6/26/2015

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 26 ruled 5-4 in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage, eliminating bans in 13 states and extending marriage equality nationwide. Marriage equality advocates hailed the ruling Friday morning. Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer called the day “extraordinary.” “Today, across [...]

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L.A. City Council approves Academy Museum project, denies appeal

By Gregory Cornfield, 6/24/2015

Council follows PLUM committee's recommendations

The Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved plans for the Academy Museum project on Wednesday despite a challenge from a neighborhood activist organization. Fix the City group lost another round against the $300-million project when city council voted 13-0 after the Los Angeles Planning, Land Use and Management [PLUM] committee denied Fix the City vice [...]

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City bids farewell to ‘Mr. Los Angeles’

By Edwin Folven, 6/24/2015

Poignant tribute held for Councilman Tom LaBonge

The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday bid its final farewell to Councilman Tom LaBonge, who is termed out and leaving office on June 30 after representing the 4th Council District for 14 years. During a farewell ceremony for LaBonge in city council chambers, the councilman shed tears as Mayor Eric Garcetti, City Attorney Mike [...]

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Cemeteries cope with drought in their own way

By Gregory Cornfield, 6/24/2015

Use of recycled water and drought tolerant plants expands

Your front yard might be turning brown soon, if it already hasn’t — a sign of California’s drought problem and the governor’s executive order to reduce water use. But driving by Hollywood Forever or Forest Lawn cemeteries might make you wonder if those who have passed on have to cut back, too — giving new [...]

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Rise in youth homelessness prompts new approaches

By Luis Rivas, 6/24/2015

City considers ways to bring more services to youth

The Los Angeles City Council is a step closer in combating the rise in youth homelessness, especially among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) youth. Last Thursday, a city council committee heard a motion that would seek to re-examine resources, policies and funding to reduce youth homelessness in Los Angeles. The motion was presented [...]

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Parade to show patriotism of Miracle Mile

6/24/2015

The Miracle Mile Civic Coalition is putting on a parade, thanks to support from The Grove, Park La Brea and the Original Farmers Market. The first annual Miracle Mile Patriotic Parade on Monday will “honor the extraordinary spirit of cooperation and patriotism in the Miracle Mile.” The group has been trying to plan a patriotic [...]

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Reward offered in assault that left WeHo resident in coma

By Edwin Folven, 6/24/2015

Victim remains hospitalized, but is showing progress

A 45-year-old West Hollywood resident who has been hospitalized since being assaulted Memorial Day weekend has come out of a coma and is making progress toward recovery, according to authorities. The victim, Kirk Doffing, has been transferred from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to an undisclosed hospital, said Det. Michael Berbiar, with the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station. [...]

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Ten charged in Koreatown jewelry heist

By Edwin Folven, 6/25/2015

Five adults and five juveniles face robbery charges

A 45-year-old We Five men and five juveniles face charges for their alleged involvement in an armed robbery on June 17 at a Koreatown jewelry store. Two of the adult defendants pleaded not guilty on June 19 to conspiracy to commit robbery, while the three additional adult defendants pleaded not guilty on June 22. At [...]

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Police issue warning about Wilshire area burglaries

By Edwin Folven, 6/25/2015

Property crime investigators from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Wilshire Division are warning the public about a series of commercial burglaries occurring recently in the Fairfax District, as well as an uptick in auto break-ins in subterranean parking garages. Det. Carmine Sasso, with the Wilshire Division Burglary Unit, said at least four commercial burglaries have [...]

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Defendant in quadruple murder case appears in court

By Edwin Folven, 6/25/2015

A defendant in one of the most high-profile murder cases in Hollywood during the past decade appeared in court on June 25 for a pretrial hearing, and hearing was continued to July 9. Albert Harutyunyan, who also went by the alias Albert Tersargsyan, has been indicted by a grand jury and charged with four murders [...]

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Mid-City West committee opposes tenant evictions

By Luis Rivas, 6/25/2015

Community council group also votes against project

The Mid-City West Community Council took further steps on June 16 to oppose the demolition of affordable housing in the Beverly Grove and Fairfax districts. The community council’s planning and land use committee (PLUC) voted in opposition to the demolition and re-development of the property at 750-756 N. Edinburgh Ave. in the Fairfax District, owned [...]

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Rosewood transitional kindergarten program helps children succeed

By Luis Rivas, 6/25/2015

Parents can enroll students for the fall semester on July 20

To ease overcrowding in the program at Hancock Park Elementary School, Rosewood Avenue Elementary has recently become a home school for transitional kindergarten (TK), according to principal Linda Kaye-Crowder. Beginning July 20, parents can enroll their children for the fall semester. TK is a two-year program that meets the requirements of a California law that [...]

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Council addresses homeless encampments

By Edwin Folven, 6/25/2015

Ordinances target sidewalks, parks, public property areas

The city plans to quickly remove property left by homeless individuals on sidewalks, parks and other city property under two ordinances approved Tuesday by the Los Angeles City Council. One of the ordinances pertains to sidewalks and other public property, while the second targets parks. They allow the city to confiscate items with a 24-hour [...]

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Seniors get in shape at Pan Pacific Park

By Luis Rivas, 6/25/2015

Senior Activity Center open during summer

Approximately 17 seniors bounced to the fast-paced dance music inside the auditorium of the Senior Activity Center at Pan Pacific Park on Tuesday morning, lifting each foot off an aerobic step and spreading their arms apart, while gripping one to three-pound brightly-colored weights.­­ They do this every Tuesday morning for an hour as part of [...]

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A haunting rendition of ‘Phantom’ awaits you at the ‘opera’

By Rebecca Villalpando, 6/25/2015

Walking into the historic Pantages Theatre, with its plush red staircases and gilded art deco molding, instantly sets the mood for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s legendary “Phantom of the Opera”.  In fact, “Phantom’s” fabled chandelier fits seamlessly with the theatre’s décor. This production of “Phantom”, produced by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh, includes exciting new special [...]

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Vernetti

By Jill Weinlein, 6/25/2015

Larchmont restaurant keeps it local in the kitchen

As a young boy, Chef Steve Vernetti learned how to cook from watching his mother and reading Julia Child cookbooks. At the age of 8, he made a tray of éclairs while his parents went out for the afternoon. When they returned, the kitchen was a disaster with bowls and pots cluttering the countertops. However, [...]

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crepes + kitchen

By Jill Weinlein, 6/25/2015

delcious crepes, sandwiches, coffee & more prepared with congenial hospitality

Walk into Crepes + Kitchen on Wilshire Blvd. near La Brea Ave. and the friendly owner, Yafit Barades greets you with a warm smile. She is genuinely nice to every person who walks in the door. On a recent visit, Yafit introduced me to the newest member of the cafe, Irene. Irene is known for [...]

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