‘Dog friendly city’ becomes friendlier

By Edwin Folven, 11/20/2014

City council adds two off-leash areas to park master plan

Portions of West Hollywood Park will be going to the dogs after the city council voted on Monday to incorporate plans for two dog areas into the Phase II master plan for the park. The decision to create a 4,000-square-foot area for small dogs and a 7,500-square-foot area for larger breeds was met with optimism [...]

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Cat & Fiddle owners seek a new place to call home

By Jonathan Van Dyke, 11/20/2014

Popular Hollywood pub to close in December

The Cat & Fiddle Restaurant and Pub has been a staple at the historic 6530 Sunset Blvd. building in Hollywood, known for its large outdoor patio courtyard catering residents and industry clientele. But that run has come to an end, the restaurant’s owners said. On Dec. 15, The Cat & Fiddle will close its doors [...]

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Yaroslavsky’s legacy cemented at LACMA

By Edwin Folven, 11/20/2014

Museum announces that plaza will be named after supervisor

A plaza at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) will be renamed “Zev Yaroslavsky Plaza” after the retiring Los Angeles County Supervisor, in honor of his longtime support for the museum. The plaza will be located in an existing open area between 6th Street and the museum’s BP Grand Entrance and Ray’s and [...]

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Marlborough School’s Wagner steps down

By Edwin Folven, 11/20/2014

Head of School to resign in June over handling of harassment claims

Head of school Barbara Wagner will step down from her post at Marlborough School at the end of the academic year. The announcement follows an investigation into the past alleged misconduct of an English teacher, centering on sexual harassment toward students. The all-girls school for grades 7-12, located at 250 S. Rossmore Ave., issued a [...]

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Councilwoman to move on, Prang inches toward victory

By Jonathan Van Dyke, 11/20/2014

Various candidates have begun the petitioning process for a spot on the West Hollywood City Council, however, there was one name that was notably absent. Councilwoman Abbe Land will not be running for re-election to the West Hollywood City Council. At this time, a staff member said her only comment is that she does not [...]

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Sheriff’s captain brings policing to the people

By Edwin Folven, 11/20/2014

‘Captain’s Walkabout’ series focuses on community issues

With the holidays around the corner, when thefts tend to spike, the leadership at the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station is taking its crime prevention message to the streets with the “Captain’s Walkabout”, a series of walks in which authorities gather input directly from the public. Capt. Gary Honings, who has been the commanding officer at [...]

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Detectives seek additional victims of sexual assaults

By Edwin Folven, 11/20/2014

Police are searching for potential victims of an individual who they said allegedly targeted Korean women through advertisements for modeling, and then attempted to sexually assault them. Det. Deann Maltos, with the LAPD’s Operations West Bureau Sexual Assault Detail, identified the alleged suspect as Jung Park, 41, a resident of Koreatown. Park allegedly placed advertisements [...]

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Police hope video will help them find suspect

By Edwin Folven, 11/20/2014

Man is wanted for assault outside Roosevelt Hotel

Detectives hope a surveillance camera video will help them identify a suspect who severely injured a victim during a fight near the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in the early morning hours after Halloween. The incident occurred at approximately 2:55 a.m. on Nov. 1 in an alley near Orange Drive, south of Hollywood Boulevard. The victim and [...]

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Historic Spaulding Square turns 100

By Jonathan Van Dyke, 11/20/2014

Neighborhood retains turn-of-the-century charm and character

A portable exhibit smack dab in the middle of Spaulding Square had a lot of stories to tell during the neighborhood’s annual Harvest Festival. This year, residents were celebrating something with a little more heft than the autumn weather sweeping in — they were feting the neighborhood’s 100th year in existence. “It’s heartwarming to see [...]

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Stellar ceremony for McConaughey on Walk of Fame

By Jonathan Van Dyke, 11/20/2014

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored Matthew McConaughey with his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Monday at 6931 Hollywood Boulevard. The Texas native began his career after a chance meeting in Austin with casting director and producer Don Phillips, who led him to director Richard Linklater — the man who would cast [...]

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Sonoma Wine Garden

By Jill Weinlein, 11/20/2014

Come in for the wine, stay for the cocktails

When he played professional baseball in Japan, Jeremy Umland enjoyed visiting the country’s outdoor rooftop beer gardens. When he moved to California, he attended a few winemaker dinners, and the culinary experience inspired him to create an outdoor wine garden in Southern California. Soon afterwards, he opened the Sonoma Wine Garden rooftop dining deck at [...]

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Thanksgiving Dining

By Jill Weinlein, 11/20/2014

Sushi Roku Celebrates 14 Years Sushi Roku in Old Pasadena has been a favorite since 2000, and the Japanese restaurant is hosting the ultimate throwback birthday party today, Nov. 20, with a special menu offering 14 of its most iconic dishes, and 50 percent off all lunch and dinner items. The 50 percent off anniversary [...]

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‘Foxcatcher’ is grueling Oscar bait (in a good way)

By Tim Posada, 11/20/2014

This isn’t the thriller or dark story you expect, as with most films based on actual events. For most, “Foxcatcher” might be rather dull. They’re not entirely wrong, but all good things come to those who wait (or something like that). Sloth-pacing aside, Steve Carell has never been this visceral. The former boss of the [...]

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Supervisor helps dedicate scenic overlook

11/20/2014

Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky (center) and Malibu Mayor Skylar Peak (right) recently dedicated a new scenic overlook at Dan Blocker County Beach. They were joined by David Blocker (second from left), son of the late actor Dan Blocker, who appeared as “Hoss Cartwright” on the television show “Bonanza”, and other Blocker family members [...]

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A new playground for Grand Park

11/20/2014

Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina will host a dedication ceremony for the new Grand Park playground on Saturday, Nov. 22, as part of the “Day of Play at the Park” celebration. The new play area, which was constructed in four months, is designed to meet the needs of the more than 1,500 families who [...]

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Farmers Market fetes 80th holiday season

11/20/2014

The Original Farmers Market, corner of 3rd and Fairfax, is celebrating its 80th holiday season with music and fun activities, a family Hanukkah celebration and the Dickensian carolers. The holiday season launches on Monday, Nov. 24 at 5 p.m. with the annual Salvation Army Kettle Kick-Off. The event, which has been hosted by the Market [...]

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Loyola High School kicks off sesquicentennial celebration

11/20/2014

Loyola High School of Los Angeles kicked off its milestone sesquicentennial celebration on Nov. 16, marking the school’s place as the oldest continually operated educational institution in Southern California. Founded in 1865 as St. Vincent’s College, the Jesuit preparatory high school is dedicated to educating students and giving back to the community. Chaired by Jack [...]

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West Hollywood students honor area veterans

11/20/2014

West Hollywood Elementary students assembled to give thanks and honor Veterans Day last week. A trumpeter performed “Revellie” to call the assembly to order and the UCLA Color Guard presented the U.S. flag for kids to say the pledge of allegiance. The kids then watched a film and slide show of all their relatives who [...]

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Cities score big on human rights

11/20/2014

Both West Hollywood and Los Angeles scored 100/100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s 2014 Municipal Equality Index (MEI), a nationwide evaluation of municipal laws affecting the LGBT community in 353 cities. The MEI examines the laws, policies and services of municipalities of various sizes from every state in the country and rates them on the [...]

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