West Hollywood plans New Year’s Eve party

12/23/2013 2:23 pm0 comments

Independent Staff Report WEST HOLLYWOOD — The city will bring in the new year an alcohol- and drug-free experience called West Hollywood: #Boom! The event is free and will take place at West Hollywood Park Auditorium Dec. 31 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Approximately 400 people are expected to [...]

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Holiday Travel

12/20/2013 3:38 pm0 comments
LAX

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – With the holiday travel period starting in earnest today, more than 2.6 million travelers are expected to move through Los Angeles International Airport during this holiday season, up 8.2 percent from last year, according to airport officials. Officials at LAX — considered the sixth busiest airport [...]

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405 Closure

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405 Closure

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The northbound San Diego (405) Freeway will be closed overnight tonight between La Tijera and Jefferson boulevards while Caltrans crews install an overhead sign. The two far-left lanes of the southbound freeway in the same stretch will also be closed during the work. The left lanes [...]

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Judge Won’t Scuttle Injured Fan’s $50 Million Lawsuit Against McCourt, Dodgers

12/18/2013 4:02 pm0 comments
Frank McCourt

Photo by Gary McCarthy

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Frank McCourt lost a bid today for a court order to end a lawsuit brought by the family of Bryan Stow, accusing the former Dodgers owner of financial bungling that led to poor security at the team’s stadium when the San Francisco Giants fan was severely [...]

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Jan Perry

12/17/2013 1:43 pm0 comments
Jan Perry 

Photo by Gary McCarthy

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles City Council today unanimously confirmed former councilwoman Jan Perry as head of the newly created Economic and Workforce Development Department. Perry was serving on an interim basis when appointed by Mayor Eric Garcetti as permanent general manager of the department, which has about [...]

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West Hollywood “Don’t Drink and Drive” campaign

12/16/2013 4:32 pm0 comments
West Hollywood's BMW/DUI-Display

Photo By Gary McCarthy

Independent Staff Report WEST HOLLYWOOD — The city, along with the West Hollywood Station, the Los Angeles County Fire Department, the Sunset Strip Business Association, Block by Block security ambassadors and local licensed taxi companies, launched this year’s holiday season with its annual “Don’t Drink and Drive” campaign at a [...]

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The 6-million dollar Ticket man

12/11/2013 2:27 pm0 comments
Cops
Photo Gary McCarthy

The Los Angeles City Council has approved a nearly 6-million dollar settlement to resolve lawsuits filed by L-A-P-D officers who said they were pushed to meet quotas for issuing traffic tickets. The officers contended they were denied overtime and were given bad performance reviews because they did not implement traffic [...]

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L.A.-Based Foundation Will Return Auctioned Hopi, Apache Artifacts to Tribes

12/10/2013 4:26 pm0 comments
Hopi portraits

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A Los Angeles-based family foundation won a $530,000 bid on two dozen Native American artifacts auctioned in Paris and will return them to the Hopi and Apache tribes, it was announced today. The Annenberg Foundation bought 21 mask-like objects originating with the Hopi Nation in Arizona [...]

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Sheriff Arrests

12/09/2013 3:01 pm0 comments
Central Jail

Photo by Gary McCarthy

By FRED SHUSTER City News Service LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A federal investigation into alleged abuses inside Los Angeles County jails came to a head today with the unsealing of indictments and charges against 18 current and former Sheriff’s Department officials accused of crimes such as corruption, obstruction of justice [...]

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Residential murals

12/03/2013 3:58 pm0 comments
Chris Brown House.

Photo by Gary McCarthy

Don’t tell R-and-B singer Chris Brown, but the L-A City Council has tentatively relaxed its rules for residential murals … at least in some parts of the city. Murals … formerly banned on single-family homes across the city … will now be allowed as part of a pilot program in [...]

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