Hollywood Local News

Vinyl balls fill MacArthur Park lake as art project

LOS ANGELES — Volunteers launched hand-painted vinyl balls into the lake at MacArthur Park Aug. 22 as part of a large-scale public arts installation spearheaded by a local arts organization. The volunteers worked through the weekend to piece together “The Spheres at MacArthur Park,” which involves filling up the park’s 8.39-acre lake with about 3,000 Read More…

Hollywood Local News

Hollywood-Highland to receive ‘scramble crosswalk’

HOLLYWOOD — One of the city’s most heavily traveled intersections for tourists will be remodeled in an effort to improve safety for the thousands of pedestrians who cross through it each day, City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell has announced. The intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue will be redesigned to give it a “scramble crosswalk,” Read More…

LGBT Issues News

Same-sex couples will receive full Social Security benefits

NEW YORK — Same-sex couples across the U.S. will now be able to collect spousal Social Security benefits, a Department of Justice official said Aug. 20. While many couples may have thought that June’s landmark Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide would have also applied to Social Security benefits, that was unclear … until Read More…