Judge shuts down marijuana market

07/18/2014 12:14 pm0 comments
California Heritage Market’s marijuana farmers market in East Los Angeles on July 4. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge Tuesday issued a temporary restraining order closing the market down for violating Proposition D.

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From City News Service A judge granted a temporary restraining order Tuesday blocking the operation of a medical marijuana “farmers market” in Boyle Heights, agreeing with city attorneys that it falls outside the parameters of a voter-approved measure limiting dispensaries in the city and is an unauthorized use of the [...]

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Michelle Obama coming to Los Angeles

07/15/2014 3:13 pm0 comments
Michelle Obama

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – First lady Michelle Obama will begin a two-day swing through Los Angeles today, attending a Democratic National Committee fundraiser ahead of speeches planned at a pair of events tomorrow. The first lady is expected to attend a roundtable discussion at the home of Michael Lombardo, HBO’s [...]

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Echo Park Lotus Festival returns after three years

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Echo Park Lotus Festival returns after three years

Independent Staff Report ECHO PARK — After a three-year absence, the Lotus Festival returned to Echo Park last weekend. The two-day festival was the first held by the lake since 2011, before the park was closed for a $45 million storm water improvement project that caused the lake to be [...]

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A greener Los Feliz Golf Course reopens

07/14/2014 3:32 pm0 comments
Tregnan Golf Academy members on reopening day at Los Feliz Golf Course.
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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – An automated recycled water system installed at the Los Feliz Golf Course near Griffith Park will save up to 5.5 million gallons of drinking water a year, city officials said today. The water saved would be enough to fill eight Olympic-sized swimming pools or “enough drinking [...]

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Bryan Stow Verdict – San Francisco Giant fan $18 million, Dodgers 0

07/09/2014 3:45 pm0 comments
Frank McCourt

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By BILL HETHERMAN City News Service LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A jury today awarded roughly $18 million in damages to a San Francisco Giants fan who was beaten into a coma outside Dodger Stadium in 2011, but the panel found the Dodgers were only partially responsible for the attack that [...]

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Tesla Crash on La Brea ,lithium batteries popping

07/08/2014 12:58 pm0 comments
Tesla Crash on La Brea ,lithium batteries popping

From City News Service WEST HOLLYWOOD — A stolen Tesla speeding up La Brea Avenue at up to 100 miles per hour was sliced in half, and its lithium batteries exploded and burned, in a crash that injured at least six people early Friday morning. A preliminary report that one [...]

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