Mansion makeover creates controversy

By Jonathan Van Dyke, 1/22/2015

Residents rally against whitening of famous residence

A group of concerned residents have launched a website campaign to bring awareness of changes — specifically a new coat of bright white paint — that have been made to the famous Dorothy Chandler Mansion (also known as Los Tiempos), which is located at 455 Lorraine Blvd. The mansion was sold for approximately $9.5 million [...]

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Leaders call for a continuation of the fight for reproductive rights

By Edwin Folven, 1/22/2015

Press conference is held on 42nd anniversary of Roe vs. Wade decision

West Hollywood City Councilwoman Abbe Land was joined by reproductive rights advocates for a press conference on Jan. 22 at West Hollywood City Hall in observance of the 42nd anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Roe vs. Wade, which upheld the right for women to have an abortion. The press conference came on [...]

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LaBonge paves the way for concrete repairs

By Jonathan Van Dyke, 1/22/2015

Hancock Park homeowners hope road repairs are around the corner

The members of the Hancock Park Homeowners Association (HPHA) have been waiting for years for repairs to be made to neighborhood streets and that wait may be soon be over. Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge, 4th District, said he has personally worked with the city administrative officer and the Los Angeles Department of Public [...]

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WeHo bike sharing plans keep rolling forward

By Jonathan Van Dyke, 1/22/2015

Council wants to quickly implement program

One way or another, a bike share program will be coming to West Hollywood, and if many of the members of the city council have their way, that time will be sooner rather than later. City staff updated the city council Tuesday night on the progress it is making toward implementing a bike share program. [...]

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Preservationists cook up ways to save Norm’s

By Edwin Folven, 1/22/2015

Activists urge Angelenos to sign conservancy’s petition

Preservationists and local customers are looking toward long-term strategies to prevent the Norm’s restaurant on La Cienega Boulevard from becoming another lost piece of L.A. history. The property at 470-478 N. La Cienega Blvd., on which Norm’s has operated since 1957, was purchased last year by a company known as Norman Cienega LLC, which received [...]

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Crowded field competes for open seats on council

By Jonathan Van Dyke, 1/22/2015

Candidates lay out visions for WeHo

There are 12 candidates for West Hollywood City Council and all of them crammed into the front of city council chambers on Saturday in an attempt to differentiate themselves to win one of three council seats up for grabs. The West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles hosted [...]

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Museum unveils concept shrouded in intrigue

By Luis Rivas, 1/22/2015

Site may feature objects from group’s mysterious history

The Scottish Rite Masonic Temple will be revamped from its once secretive past into an open-to-the-public art museum, privately owned by the Guess fashion co-founders, Maurice and Paul Marciano. Although it’s too early to tell what specific art pieces from the brothers’ private and extensive art collection will be on display, some of the temple’s [...]

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Council offers reward in Koreatown robberies

By Edwin Folven, 1/22/2015

Suspect violently attacked female victims

The Los Angeles City Council has approved a $50,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of a suspect who violently attacked women during four robberies in November and December in Koreatown and East Hollywood. The attacks occurred between Nov. 9 and Dec. 30 at separate apartment buildings. The suspect followed the victims into the [...]

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Firefighters struggle to save animals in blaze

By Edwin Folven, 1/22/2015

Numerous birds and fish, and one dog, perish in the fire

A blaze that erupted in a pet store on Jan. 17 near the corner of 6th Street and Western Avenue was kept from spreading to other units in the surrounding building, but firefighters were unable to save all of the pets. The fire was reported at approximately 8:20 a.m. at Western Pet, located in a [...]

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Police search for clues in Hollywood shooting

By Edwin Folven, 1/22/2015

Victim remains in critical but stable condition

Police are searching for an unidentified African American suspect who shot a real estate developer twice in the face on Jan. 16 as the victim sat in his parked Rolls-Royce in a parking lot behind businesses in the 7500 block of Sunset Boulevard. The victim, Kameron Segal, 48, remains hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in [...]

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Authorities offer $170,000 for Da Vinci fire arsonist

By Edwin Folven, 1/22/2015

Authorities announced on Wednesday that a $170,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect or suspects responsible for the Da Vinci fire, which occurred on Dec. 8. Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar, 14th District, initiated a $75,000 reward from the city. The developer, G.H. Palmer Associates, [...]

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Temple hosts forum on anti-Semitism

By Luis Rivas, 1/22/2015

Speaker focuses on situation in Europe

Hundreds of people came out Jan.18 to the Wilshire Boulevard Temple to listen to professor Deborah Lipstadt speak on anti-Semitism in Europe. The event was organized in partnership with the Wilshire Boulevard Temple and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum as part of their annual Linda and Tony Rubin Lecture series titled, “The Longest Hatred: [...]

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Council approves new ban on alcohol ads on city property

By Edwin Folven, 1/22/2015

The Los Angeles City Council approved a motion on Tuesday to expand its ban on alcohol advertising on city property. The new rules will primarily affect city-owned buses, benches, shelters and kiosks. City Councilman Paul Koretz, 5th District, shepherded the motion, which was initially initiated by former Councilman Richard Alarcon. The city council last June [...]

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Rules may change on number of cats residents can own

By Luis Rivas, 1/22/2015

City officials are closer to changing a law limiting the number of cats a resident in Los Angeles can have from three to five. On Jan. 20, a Los Angeles City Council committee was established to oversee the proposal, originally made as a motion by Councilman Paul Koretz, 5th District, in November 2013. The proposal [...]

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Fairfax basketball dominates the court

By Luis Rivas, 1/22/2015

Team continues string of excellence

Fairfax High School’s boys varsity basketball team is the stuff of movies. The school’s team, the Lions, has a nearly-flawless history of victories, countless championships and students going on to become successful athletes, nationally and internationally. There is a long roster of famous and successful graduates from the high school, such as Chris Mills, who [...]

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Symposium combats cyber crimes

By Luis Rivas, 1/22/2015

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer is redoubling his efforts against cyber crime against the elderly by hosting a symposium next week. The city attorney’s dffice has organized several events, approximately 15, when the campaign was launched, to raise awareness on cyber crime, including identity theft, specifically among senior citizens in Los Angeles. Next week’s [...]

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WeHo vows to have no HIV transmissions

By Jonathan Van Dyke, 1/22/2015

City officials set 2017 to become the first zero HIV transmission city

West Hollywood sets new course to be an HIV zero transmission city in 2017 The time is right, city council members said, to again make West Hollywood a shining example in the fight against HIV and AIDS. On Tuesday night, the council voted to set in motion a plan to make West Hollywood an HIV [...]

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Forever Iconic: The Musso and Frank Grill

By Jill Weinlein, 1/22/2015

The oldest restaurant in Hollywood

My friend and I took our daughters for a nostalgic dinner at The Musso and Frank Grill on Hollywood Boulevard before attending the Broadway musical “Wicked” at The Pantages Theater. We were seated in the older dining room in a red leather booth with a white linen tablecloth. My daughter admired the mural of a [...]

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Restaurant News

By Jill Weinlein, 1/22/2015

National Irish Coffee Day The historic Irish pub Tom Bergin’s, also known as “The House of Irish Coffee”, will offer guests its iconic Irish coffee recipe and the proper preparation on Sunday, Jan. 25 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. A gingerbread flavor will also be prepared. 840 S. Fairfax Ave., (323)936-7151. Return of Foie Gras [...]

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