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L.A. Gun Buyback Event Collects Nearly 1,000 Guns

06/02/2014 2:09 pm0 comments
LA's Gun Buyback Mayor Eric Garcetti holds a riffle at the Los Angeles Sports Arena. 

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) -  Almost 1,000 guns, including 31 assault weapons, were surrendered at Saturday’s gun buyback event that allowed people to turn in weapons in exchange for gift cards, Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Chief announced today. The city also collected 476 handguns, 273 rifles and 170 shotguns for a [...]

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LGBT heritage month kickoff with NBA’s Jason Collins

05/30/2014 5:19 pm0 comments
Jason Collins  NBA's first openly gay player 

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The NBA’s first openly gay player was among those honored today by the Los Angeles City Council as part of a kickoff of the city’s LGBT heritage month. Jason Collins, a center for the Brooklyn Nets featured this year as one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most [...]

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LA LGBT Center

05/27/2014 2:44 pm0 comments
Anita May RosensteinThe biggest
single gift -- $6.5 million .

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HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – The Los Angeles LGBT Center announced a $25 million fundraising campaign today to provide more affordable housing for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youths and seniors. The LGBT Center wants to double the number of beds for homeless youths to 100 and to provide more than 100 [...]

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LA River Restoration

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If you come down to the River Bet you're gonna some people who live.

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  LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Supported by Democrat Barbara Boxer, California’s junior senator, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is trying to prevail on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to approve a $1 billion plan to restore Los Angeles River habitat — more than twice the amount recommended by the [...]

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Bug Chef – Believe It

05/23/2014 4:16 pm0 comments
Chef David Gordon, author of the ``Eat-A-Bug Cookbook,'' joined in
Ripley's Believe It or Not's fourth annual ``Bug-A-Thon''

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HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – A chef said today at a cook-off in Hollywood that bugs such as millipedes and grasshoppers should be considered their own food group. Chef David Gordon, author of the “Eat-A-Bug Cookbook,” joined in Ripley’s Believe It or Not’s fourth annual “Bug-A-Thon” insect cook-off. Gordon, wearing a white [...]

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Visiting all 50 states is an impressive achievement that is celebrated by the All Fifty Club

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By planning vacations that cover a lot of territory and include activities the family is interested in, the Holmes family has been able to visit 40 states thus far, and is planning trips to knock off the 10 remaining states in the next three years. "We like to camp in national parks and explore," she says. "It's relaxing and fun, and we learn a lot."

  By Maggie Blaha Special to CNN   (CNN) — For those on a quest to visit all 50 United States, each one is like a jagged piece of a very large jigsaw puzzle. Fitting in all 50 states is an impressive achievement. In fact, anyone who knocks 35 off [...]

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Paramount Pictures employees hold volunteer day

05/21/2014 3:50 pm0 comments
Paramount Pictures employees visited Project Angel Food last Friday as part of their annual Viacommunity right, a worker completes a mural on the wall of the building 

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Independent Staff Report HOLLYWOOD — Nearly 800 employees of Paramount Pictures last Friday spread out through the Southland, volunteering at local schools and community nonprofit organizations. The 19th annual Viacommunity Day, named after Paramount’s parent company Viacom, was a day of community service. Across Los Angeles, volunteers engaged in a [...]

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Beck formally requests second term as police chief

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Charlie Beck , officially seeking a second, five-year term as chief of the Los Angeles Police Department.

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  From City News Service LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Charlie Beck submitted a letter to the Police Commission May 15, . The letter was forwarded to Mayor Eric Garcetti. Beck wrote that the LAPD has undergone “tremendous progress” in the “four and one-half years” since he was appointed. He said [...]

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WeHo One City One Pride festival begins Thursday

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Gay Pride

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WeHo One City One Pride festival begins Thursday Independent Staff Report WEST HOLLYWOOD — The city begins its annual One City One Pride arts festival Thursday with, which is Harvey Milk Day, marking the birth of the San Francisco County supervisor who was the first openly gay elected official in [...]

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Hollywood High designated as historic place

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City Councilmen Tom LaBonge, Mitch O’Farrell and Steve Zimmer celebrate with students as a plaque is unveiled at Hollywood High School designating the school as an historic place on the California and National Register of Historic Places. The school was built in 1904.

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  Independent Staff Report HOLLYWOOD — Los Angeles Unified School District school board Vice President Steve Zimmer was joined by elected officials, members of the Hollywood High School Alumni Association, students, staff, volunteers, the community and special guests last Friday to celebrate Hollywood High School’s placement on the California and [...]

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