Local Hiring

01/22/2014 4:41 pm0 comments
Karen Bass

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles City Council voted today to support a congressional bill that would enable state and local transportation agencies to require contractors to hire locals. The council voted unanimously to back Democratic Rep. Karen Bass’ “Local Hire Act,” which would enable agencies, such as Metro, [...]

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Broken Ground Metro Crenshaw

01/21/2014 2:16 pm0 comments
Local and federal officials - Metro Groundbreaking

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  LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Local and federal officials broke ground today on a light rail line project that will connect the Expo and Green lines, crossing Leimert Park, Baldwin Hills and Inglewood. “Bringing light rail to this community will spur local economic development and make it easier than ever [...]

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20th anniversary of Northridge quake observed

01/17/2014 3:49 pm0 comments
Hollywood Boulevard Northridge Quake 1994

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  From City News Service It was 20 years ago Friday that Southern Californians were jolted out of their sleep by the magnitude-6.7 Northridge Earthquake. Several events were held to look back on the devastation, celebrate quake-technology advances in the years since and urge residents to be prepared for the [...]

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Hot Hot Hot

01/15/2014 4:02 pm0 comments
LA record highs

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We’re in record territory with the mercury hitting 90 degrees earlier in Van Nuys, and forecasters say tomorrow may be just as warm. The National Weather Service has extended its red flag wildfire warning through 3 p-m Friday for most of Southern California. Forecasters say we should see some relief [...]

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Mayor Accident “pleased that she is in good spirits”

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Mayor Eric Garcetti

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – , who was a passenger in a police vehicle that struck a pedestrian on Tuesday, visited the woman in the hospital today. “I had the pleasure of meeting Juliet Nicolas this morning at L.A. County-USC Medical Center,” Garcetti said. “We had a nice conversation and I [...]

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Robert Horry Collision

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Robert Horry

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Former Los Angeles Lakers star Robert Horry was behind the wheel of a car that collided with a motorcycle on the eastbound Glenn Anderson (105) Freeway in the southwest Los Angeles area near Inglewood, leaving the rider hospitalized, the California Highway Patrol reported today. Horry, 43, [...]

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L.A. preps for the ‘Big One’

01/14/2014 2:32 pm0 comments
L.A. preps for the ‘Big One’

By ELIZABETH HSING-HUEI CHOU City News Service LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Seismologist Lucy Jones will devote much her time this year to preparing the city of Los Angeles for its next big earthquake, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced today. The announcement comes as the city reflects on the aftermath of the [...]

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Subway Stabbing

01/13/2014 2:36 pm0 comments
Subway Stabbing

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A man was stabbed today in a fight on a Metro Red Line train and taken to a hospital in grave condition, authorities said. After the stabbing, the train came to stop at the Vermont/Santa Monica Station about 9:20 a.m., and the victim was taken to [...]

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Irv’s Burgers is back in business

01/10/2014 4:30 pm0 comments
Sonia Hong in Irv's new location.

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  Independent Staff Report WEST HOLLYWOOD — The old saying “you can’t keep a good man down” might also apply to hamburger stands. Irv’s Burgers, hamburger shack that stood in the 8200 block of Santa Monica Boulevard for 63 years before closing in early November, has relocated to 7998 Santa [...]

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State survey shows quake fault under project

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State survey shows quake fault under project

    By ELIZABETH HSING-HUEI CHOU City News Service The California Geological Survey released a preliminary map Wednesday showing that the site of a major skyscraper project in Hollywood straddles an active earthquake fault. Under the Alquist-Priolo Earthquake Act, “construction of certain structures for human occupancy” over traces of an [...]

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