Articles by: lawavestaff

Road Repairs “Save Our Streets LA”

08/21/2013 1:57 pm0 comments
Joe Buscaino and Mitchell Englander

Photo by Gary McCarthy Los Angeles Independent

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles City Council today called for a study of how to finance $3 billion in repairs to city streets. The council wants to float a bond to pay for re-paving about 8,700 miles of road, but is also looking into other potential funding sources, [...]

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Rainbow for Russia

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Rainbow flag flys under St Petersburgs sign at LA's Sister City Monument.

Photo By Gary McCarthy / Los Angeles Independent

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – City Council members and gay rights advocates unveiled a gay pride flag outside City Hall today to protest anti-gay laws enacted in Russia, including St. Petersburg, a sister city to Los Angeles. The council also unanimously approved a resolution urging the federal government to give asylum [...]

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Garcetti Navy

08/20/2013 4:46 pm0 comments
Eric Garcetti

Photo by Gary McCarthy
Los Angeles Independent

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Mayor Eric Garcetti announced today he will put his U.S. Navy Reserve career on hold when his eight-year commitment with the Navy concludes at the end of this year. Garcetti, a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Reserve, is in the midst of balancing a full-time job as mayor [...]

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I just want to see some palm trees

08/19/2013 1:42 pm0 comments
I just want to see some palm trees

California and Palm trees have some kind of alluring sense of poetic destination to some and so when it comes to the iconic Sunset Strip it was time for a trim. Veteran photographer Gary McCarthy captures the moment in West Hollywood style.

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Disney actor Lee Thompson Young found dead, LA police say

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Disney actor Lee Thompson Young found dead, LA police say

By Alan Duke, CNN Actor Lee Thompson Young was found dead in his Los Angeles apartment Monday morning, police said. Investigators did not immediately reveal a suspected cause of death, noting the coroner would determine that later. Young, 29, is best known for the leading role on Disney’s “The Famous [...]

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Returning crimefighters do what you would expect

08/14/2013 5:45 pm0 comments
Returning crimefighters do what you would expect

By Olu Alemoru, Staff Writer Whether it hurts or bolsters its box office in the wake of star cast member Jim Carrey’s public disownment of the film through his June tweet, “Kick-Ass 2” delivers a heavy dose of its now trademark nihilistic violence, a good deal of X-rated humor and [...]

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‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’ serves as a powerful lesson in history

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‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’ serves as a powerful lesson in history

By Olu Alemoru, Staff Writer Lee Daniels, who a reporter vividly remembers promoting his directorial debut “Shadow Boxer,” looking sweat-stained and disheveled as if he had literally just got out of bed, nevertheless seems to have the Midas Touch for getting out-standing performances from his actors. Monique’s Oscar-winning and Gabourey [...]

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Hollywood’s Redbury hotel sold to Pebblebrook Trust

08/12/2013 3:39 pm0 comments
Hollywood’s Redbury hotel

From City News Service HOLLYWOOD — The CIM Group sold the Redbury, a 57-room boutique hotel in the heart of Hollywood, to the Pebblebrook Hotel Trust for $34 million, it was announced Friday. Pebblebrook also owns the Mondrian Hotel in West Hollywood, the W Los Angeles-Westwood and the Sheraton Delfina, [...]

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Minority contractors invited to $1 billion Wilshire Grand project information session

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Minority contractors invited to $1 billion Wilshire Grand project information session

By Olu Alemoru, Staff Writer It is set to become an instant Los Angeles landmark and the tallest edifice on the West Coast at a cost of $1 billion and now local minority contractors are invited to a project seminar to see how they can bid for some of the [...]

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Sunset / La Cienega Project coming down , going up

08/09/2013 3:51 pm0 comments
Sunset / La Cienega Project coming down , going up

    Independent Staff Report WEST HOLLYWOOD — Two new, private developments are preparing to break ground Monday following the demolition of the current structures, which began this past week. The projects, located at 8490 and 8500 Sunset Blvd., will bring a new hotel, residential and commercial uses to the [...]

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