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Officers sue over overtime pay

07/30/2014 5:33 pm0 comments
Police on the beat

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From City News Service Dozens of Los Angeles police officers sued the city in federal court last week contending they were robbed of pay owed to them for working overtime and through meal breaks. The lawsuit contends that officers are expected to work overtime to prepare for and wrap up [...]

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Firm leases two buildings at Columbia Square

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An artist’s rendering of what the block-long Columbia Square project on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood will look like once completed. Columbia Square served as CBS’ West Coast headquarters for almost 20 years and housed KNX Radio until 2007.

Rendering by Shimahara Illustrations, courtesy of Kilroy Realty

  From City News Service HOLLYWOOD — A collaborative workplace firm has agreed to lease all the office space in two buildings in the Columbia Square development at the former site of CBS’ West Coast headquarters, developer Kilroy Realty Corp. announced Monday. New York City-based NeueHouse has entered into a [...]

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WeHo to observe National Night out

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National Night Out West Hollywood

  Independent Staff Report WEST HOLLYWOOD — An estimated 2,000 residents are expected to observe National Night Out Tuesday in a show of unity against crime. National Night Out is a national campaign that involves citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from more than [...]

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Vin Scully To Return For 2015 Season

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Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully, an icon in American sports history, will return to the Dodger broadcast booth for an unprecedented 66th season in 2015.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Vin Scully will again announce Los Angeles Dodgers games in the 2015 season, which will be his unprecedented 66th season with the team, it was announced tonight. The announcement was made by a trio of Dodger players on Dodger Stadium’s Dodger Vision board before the start [...]

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One Direction singer Zayn Malik tweets “#FreePalestine,” but Rihanna deletes

07/29/2014 4:05 pm0 comments
One Direction singer Zayn Malik, a Muslim born in England, received online death threats for tweeting #FreePalestine, a hashtag that Barbados-born singer Rihanna also tweeted but quickly deleted.

  By Alan Duke CNN   LOS ANGELES (CNN) — Oscar-winning actor Javier Bardem calls Israel’s treatment of Palestinians “genocide,” while “Wonder Woman” actress Gal Gadot sends her “love and prayers” to Israeli soldiers in Gaza. One Direction singer Zayn Malik, a Muslimborn in England, received online death threats for tweeting [...]

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Lakers Introduce Byron Scott as Coach

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Magic Johnson welcomes Byron Scott as Lakers new head coach.

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EL SEGUNDO (CNS) - Byron Scott was introduced today as the Los Angeles , returning to the team he played with for 11 seasons, including as the starting shooting guard on three NBA championship teams in the 1980s. “We know we have some work ahead of us, but I’m excited,” Scott said [...]

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Ferraro Soccer Fields $10.5 million renovation

07/28/2014 2:47 pm0 comments
There are going to be literally hundreds more, maybe thousands more
young people who are going to have the opportunity not only to learn to play

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) -  A $10.5 million renovation of the Ferraro Fields soccer complex in will triple the number of players able to use the athletic facility, city officials announced today. The planned renovations include new synthetic turf, updated lighting and improved parking. Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge said he [...]

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Ben Affleck will be a great Batman, Adam West says

07/25/2014 4:42 pm1 comment
Ben Affleck stars as Batman in 2016's "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice."

  By Lisa Respers France CNN   (CNN) — You can calm down now, Internet. Ben Affleck has gotten the original TV Batman’s stamp of approval. told People magazine at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday that he has faith in Affleck’s ability to carry the role of the Caped Crusader [...]

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D.A.’s Office Warns Against Leaving Pets in Vehicles During Hot Summer Months

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High heat and Pets 

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 LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles County prosecutors warned pet owners today that it is against the law to leave pets inside vehicles on hot summer days, noting that criminal charges have been filed against two people who allegedly left dogs unattended inside cars. “Leave your pet at home [...]

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Pine tree dedicated to Beatle is laid low — by beetles

07/23/2014 2:48 pm0 comments
L.A. City Councilman Tom LaBonge where the tree dedicated to the memory of Beatle George Harrison stood for more than a decade.

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CNN LOS ANGELES (CNN) — A tree dedicated to the memory of Beatle George Harrison, whose solo career included the hit “What is Life,” has met a grisly end to its life from the jaws of voracious bark beetles. A pine stump now lies a few feet from a plaque [...]

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