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WeHo One City One Pride festival begins Thursday

05/21/2014 3:32 pm0 comments
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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Fast-food workers strike for wage hike

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Corey Baldwin strikes calling for $15-an-hour 

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From City News Service Fast-food workers in Los Angeles joined workers across the country May 15 in walking off their jobs as part of a wave of strikes calling for $15-an-hour wages and the right to form a union. Workers from two McDonald’s and a Burger King in South Los [...]

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Attempted Robbery -Woman roughed in Griffith Park

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Los Angeles Police Crime Scene Investigator Griffith Park at Fern
Dell Drive.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles police sought a man who roughed up a woman in Griffith Park during an attempt to steal her backpack today. The crime occurred about 6:40 a.m. just inside the park entrance at Fern Dell Drive and Los Feliz Boulevard, Los Angeles police spokeswoman Officer [...]

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‘The Shield’ actor Michael Jace charged in wife’s shooting death

05/20/2014 3:58 pm0 comments
News crews line the street at Michael Jace House- 5400  block of Brynhurst Avenue .

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   By Alan Duke CNN   LOS ANGELES (CNN) — Michael Jace, who played a Los Angeles cop in TV’s “The Shield,” has been arrested in the fatal shooting of his wife, police said Tuesday. Police found April Jace, 40, shot to death in her south Los Angeles home Monday [...]

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It’s Green for the Purple line

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The Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration is
committing the $1.25 billion through a funding grant agreement with the Los
Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Mayor Eric Garcetti will join U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx in Washington, D.C., tomorrow to announce a $1.25 billion federal grant that will be used to help build a westward extension of the Metro Purple Line subway. The funds will go toward extending the line 3.9 [...]

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‘Godzilla:’ What’s the verdict?

05/19/2014 4:35 pm1 comment
The new "Godzilla" focuses on an engineer (Cranston) determined to solve a yearslong mystery and his frustrated son (Taylor-Johnson), who just wants his dad to let it go. And of course, there are monsters.

    By Lisa Respers France CNN   (CNN) — It’s expected to be a monster of a movie this weekend, but what’s the buzz on “Godzilla”? The Gareth Edwards film, starring Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Ken Watanabe, has been eagerly anticipated by fans (some of whom still haven’t [...]

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Michael Jackson’s hologram: Creepy or cool?

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Lorde wants you to know she's no longer the young 15-year-old who recorded "Royals," a song that spent much of last summer at the top of the charts and was honored Sunday as the "top rock song."

  By Lisa Respers France CNN   (CNN) — The King of Pop is back in the spotlight — and not everybody is happy about it. Despite the well of affection for the late Michael Jackson, his “return” in the form of a hologram at Sunday night’s Billboard Music Awards [...]

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West Nile reported in Los Angeles County

05/16/2014 5:02 pm1 comment
This close-up view of a mosquito resting on human skin, shows the dark-scaled proboscis which has a broad median white band.

  LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A mosquito trapped in Sherman Oaks is the first this year in Los Angeles County found to be carrying West Nile virus, the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District reported today. The mosquito was collected in the 91403 ZIP code. “This is an unfortunate [...]

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Red Flag-Heat Records

05/14/2014 1:47 pm0 comments
Sun and Surf

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The National Weather Service is reporting the first of what will undoubtedly be a series of Southland temperature records on this scorching day. The NWS says a record high of 92 has been set at Los Angeles International Airport, breaking the old record of 87 set in 1967; and a [...]

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