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Controller critical of how city spends homeless funds

LOS ANGELES — City Controller Ron Galperin is calling on the City Council to speed up the process of building permanent supportive housing for the homeless and to find ways of decreasing costs, noting that some units being planned cost more than an L.A. condominium. Galperin released a report titled “The High Cost of Homeless Read More…

Hollywood Local News

Duo plans to revitalize Earl Carroll Theater

HOLLYWOOD — Thaddeus Hunter Smith, the entrepreneur behind the Music Box Theatre @ Fonda, and his business partner, real estate investor and billboard entrepreneur Brian Levian, have signed a lease to take over and revitalize the world-famous Earl Carroll Theater on Sunset Boulevard. The pair plan to transform the Carroll Theater, which most recently served Read More…

Hollywood Local News

City Council honors longtime cannabis advocate

LOS ANGELES — Hollywood resident Richard Eastman, who has lived with AIDS for 25 years, was honored by the Los Angeles City Council Sept. 6 for his longtime advocacy of cannabis-related medical treatments. According to the resolution commending him, Eastman was down to a handful of T-cells in 1994 when he was diagnosed with the Read More…