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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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Independent Staff Report The City of West Hollywood is hosting a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service activity and joining hundreds of communities across the country in commemorating the 28th anniversary of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day federal holiday. Volunteers are needed to help with a beautification project [...]

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Two Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murdering Marijuana Clinic Employee

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Two Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murdering Marijuana Clinic Employee

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Two men convicted of the execution-style shooting of a medical marijuana clinic employee and the wounding of a security guard after a robbery in Echo Park about 3 1/2 years ago were sentenced today to life in prison without parole. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Stephen [...]

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2020 Commission “A Time For Truth”

01/08/2014 3:39 pm0 comments
40 percent of Angelenos living in
``what can only be called misery,''

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By ELIZABETH HSING-HUEI CHOU City News Service LOS ANGELES  - A 13-member citizen panel says in a report released today that Los Angeles “suffers from a crisis in leadership and direction,” with little being done to stem high poverty levels, unemployment, traffic congestion and a litany of other problems. The [...]

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