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City breaks ground on new City Hall parking structure

03/19/2014 1:17 pm1 comment
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Members of the West Hollywood City Council conduct ground-breaking ceremonies Monday afternoon for the city’s new automated garage and Community Plaza project adjacent to City Hall.

  Independent Staff Report WEST HOLLYWOOD — The city held a ground-breaking ceremony Monday for its automated garage and Community Plaza project at City Hall. The garage and plaza will be built on the site that formerly provided surface parking at City Hall. Construction is anticipated to continue through at [...]

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L.A. Council Members Inquire if Fracking Led to St. Patrick’s Day Quake

03/18/2014 2:54 pm0 comments
Baldwin Hills oil fields

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Three Los Angeles City Council members today called on city staff to investigate whether oil and natural gas drilling methods like fracking helped trigger Monday’s magnitude-4.4 earthquake. Councilmen Paul Koretz and Mike Bonin introduced a motion, seconded by Councilman Bernard Parks, that would direct city staff [...]

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Why Kate Winslet named her son Bear Blaze

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Kate Winslet

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  By Breeanna Hare CNN   (CNN) — If you’re going to name your kid after a wild animal, at least have a good reason. Kate Winslet, who welcomed son Bear Blaze with husband last December, has assured “Ellen’s” Ellen DeGeneres that yes, there’s a purpose for the kid’s unique [...]

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Mick Jagger speaks out on death of L’Wren Scott

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L'Wren Scott, a noted fashion designer who has been Mick Jagger's companion for more than a decade, was found dead in her New York apartment Monday, March 17, 2014, of an apparent suicide, according to a law enforcement official familiar with the investigation. She was 49.

  By Lisa Respers France CNN    The Rolling Stones have canceled a concert scheduled for Wednesday in Perth, Australia, according to a representative for the group. The cancellation comes in the wake of the death of ‘s longtime girlfriend, fashion designer L’Wren Scott. Scott was found dead Monday in [...]

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Marijuana Tax

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Henry Hemp

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By ELIZABETH HSING-HUEI CHOU City News Service The city of Los Angeles has collected $8.6 million in business taxes from medical marijuana facilities since the taxation of such shops began nearly three years ago, the head of the city finance office said last week. The city has continued issuing tax [...]

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St. Patrick’s Day celebration

03/17/2014 4:25 pm2 comments
Irish eyes are smiling.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Thousand of revelers turned out for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Pershing Square today that will include a motorcycle and foot parade and a concert. The parade include the motorcycle group the L.A. Police Fire Hogs; the 20-member L.A. Police Emerald Society Bagpipe and Drum [...]

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Kate Winslet Star Unveiled on Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Kate Winslet signs for her fans.

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HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – Oscar- and Emmy-winning actress   honored with the 2,520th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, four days before the release of her latest film, “Divergent.” James Cameron, who directed Winslet in her Oscar-nominated performance in the 1998 Oscar best-picture winner “Titanic,” and Kathy Bates, a [...]

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AP’s Bob Thomas died at his Encino home today. He was 92.

03/14/2014 11:35 am1 comment
BobThomas

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Longtime Associated Press entertainment writer Bob Thomas died at his Encino home today. He was 92. Thomas covered 66 Oscar ceremonies and reported on generations of stars – - from Clark Gable to Tom Cruise, according to the Associated Press, which described him as a last [...]

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Los Angeles police Officer Nicholas Choung Lee Services.

03/12/2014 12:45 pm0 comments
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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A rosary service will be held tonight in memory of Los Angeles police Officer Nicholas Choung Lee, who was killed when his patrol car was struck by a dump truck in Beverly Hills. Lee, 40, died at the scene of the crash, which occurred around 8 [...]

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Campaign Spending Cap Off the Table in Third District Supervisor’s Race

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Zev Yaroslavsky 


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 LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The race for the Third District seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, already competitive, may have gotten more expensive. Former Santa Monica Mayor Bobby Shriver filed a campaign finance declaration Friday indicating that he would spend at least $300,000 of his own [...]

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