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LA Aqueduct Centennial Celebration

11/06/2013 1:07 pm0 comments
Mayor Eric Garcetti, Christine Mulholland with actors impersonating historical figures.
Photos by Gary McCarthy

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles Aqueduct engineer William Mulholland’s famous words, “There it is, take it!” rang out again today in a historical re- enactment of the events of Nov. 5, 1913, when water first flowed 233 miles from the Owens Valley into Los Angeles. Mayor Eric Garcetti and [...]

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Janis Joplin Posthumously Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

11/04/2013 4:03 pm0 comments
Janis Joplin's siblings Laura and Michael accepted the Walk of Fame Star.

Photos By Gary McCarthy

HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – Singer Janis Joplin posthumously received the 2,510th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, with her friend Kris Kristofferson performing a special acoustic version of “Me and Bobby McGee.” Joplin’s siblings, , accepted the star in front of the Musicians Institute on behalf of their sister, [...]

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West Hollywood celebrates Halloween

11/01/2013 2:48 pm0 comments
West Hollywood the world’s largest Halloween festival 

Photos by Gary McCarthy

  From Staff and Wire Reports   WEST HOLLYWOOD — Each year thousands of people gather on the streets of West Hollywood for the world’s largest Halloween festival and Thursday was no different. With Queen Latifah reigning as queen of the Carnaval the city welcomed an estimated 500,000 people to [...]

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Janes Addiction Star in Hollywood

10/30/2013 4:17 pm0 comments
Jane's Aqddiction

Photos by Gary McCarthy

HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – The influential alternative rock band Jane’s Addiction received the 2,509th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today. Drummers John Densmore of The Doors and Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters joined band members   , Eric Avery, Stephen Perkins and Dave Navarro at the ceremony in [...]

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Altar preparations

10/29/2013 3:16 pm0 comments
Photo by Gary McCarthy

      The Hollywood Forever Cemetery Friday offered a sneak preview of the 14 Annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) event that will be held at the cemetery next Saturday , November 2 2013 from noon to midnight. This is one of the altars being prepared [...]

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L.A. to crack down on pot dispensaries

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L.A. to crack down on pot dispensaries

  From City News Service Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer said he is going after not just marijuana dispensaries but also property owners as part of his enforcement of Proposition D, a voter-approved measure that winnowed the number of legal pot shops down to 135. Property owners who violate [...]

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New law bans tour ticket sales on city sidewalks

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Photo by Gary McCarthy

Los Angeles City Councilmen Mitch O’Farrell, left, and Tom LaBonge discuss the new city law banning the sale of sight-seeing tour tickets on city sidewalks with reporters while Luis Ferrel of Value Tours holds up a  protest sign behind them.

From Staff and Wire Reports HOLLYWOOD — City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell walked along the tourist area of Hollywood Boulevard Monday to remind tour-bus company operators that a new law prohibits them from selling sight-seeing tickets on city sidewalks. The City Council unanimously approved the ordinance in September. It took effect [...]

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Garcetti Meets With Obama

10/28/2013 3:17 pm0 comments
Eric Garcetti-Obama Party 2008.

Photo by Gary McCarthy

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti met with President Barack Obama today during his first visit to the nation’s capital since he took office July 1. “The president wanted to personally welcome the mayor to Washington in his first trip, and they had a good discussion,” Garcetti [...]

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WeHo prepares for annual Halloween carnival

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Halloweho 

Photo by Gary McCarthy

Independent Staff Report WEST HOLLYWOOD — The city will holds its annual Halloween Carnival Thursday in which an estimated 500,000 people will take to Santa Monica Boulevard from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Santa Monica Boulevard will be closed between Doheny Drive and La Cienega Boulevard. Admission is free. The [...]

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Dr. Conrad Murra Out of jail

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CNN
Out of jail
Dr. Conrad Murray was released from Los Angeles County's Men's Central Jail Monday after serving two years of a four-year sentence after being convicted of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of Michael Jackson.

  By Independent Wire Services   Dr. Conrad Murray was released from jail early Monday after serving two years of a four-year sentence for manslaughter in the death of pop star Michael Jackson. “He was released at 12:01 safely and securely,” sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore told City News Service. A [...]

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