Articles by: lawavestaff

WeHo to mark Women’s Equality Day Monday

08/23/2013 2:07 pm0 comments
Helen Reddy with pictorial commemorative postmark

Photo by Gary McCarthy / Los Angeles Independent

  Independent Staff Report WEST Hollywood — The city and its Women’s Advisory Board will celebrate Women’s Equality Day Monday with A Night In Herstory!, a special celebration commemorating both the board’s 20 years of service to the West Hollywood community and the 93rd anniversary of the 19th Amendment to [...]

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Baker of fruit cobblers seeks to expand her brand

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Shae Steward is Cobblermaina

Photo by Gary McCarthy / Los Angeles Independent

    BY OLU ALEMORU STAFF WRITER The Sept. 4 opening of Compton’s new certified Blue Line Farmers Market, located at 275 N. Willowbrook Ave., figures to be a grand affair with residents on hand to celebrate fresh and healthy options for produce sourced from the surrounding areas. For one [...]

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Cedric ‘The Entertainer’ takes over hosting duties on ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’

08/21/2013 7:04 pm0 comments
Cedric ‘The Entertainer’ takes over hosting duties on ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’

By Olu Alemoru, Staff Writer We’ve had the bombast of Regis Philbin and maternal warmth of Meredith Vieira. Now Cedric “The Entertainer” is hoping to add a cool dose of comedy to TV’s popular “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.” Beginning Sept. 2 weekdays at 2 p.m. Cedric will be [...]

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Information meeting set on Obamacare

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As California has led the way in implementing President Barack Obama’s administration’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, local officials have also been front and center on educating Angelenos about the provisions and resources in the new bill. The California Health Benefit Exchange Board, an independent five-member public entity that [...]

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Road Repairs “Save Our Streets LA”

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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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