Record year LA Tourism

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42.2 Million People Visited Los Angeles in 2013

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A record 42.2 million people visited Los Angeles in 2013 — up nearly 2 percent from the number of visitors to the City of Angels the previous year, Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board officials announced today. People who traveled to Los Angeles from within the [...]

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New laws tackle parking issues, toxic cleanup

01/03/2014 2:56 pm0 comments
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  By JAMES ZOLTAK City News Service Four new laws authored by Assemblyman , D-Burbank dealing with parking inequities, hit and run drivers, dog parks and toxic waste cleanup will take effect statewide on Jan. 1. One will allow motorists to park in spaces controlled by broken meters for the [...]

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More than 2,200 arrested in county DUI crackdown

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  From City News Service Drunken and drugged driving arrests during a countywide holiday crackdown totaled 2,268 through midnight Wednesday, up from 2,168 last year during the same time period, officials said. The crackdown by officers with the Avoid the 100 law enforcement task force started Dec. 13 and ran [...]

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Quake

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MARINA DEL REY (CNS) – A small earthquake shook some buildings in West Los Angeles and along the coast today, but there were no reports of any damage or injuries. The magnitude-3.0 quake struck at 11:48 a.m. just northwest of Marina del Rey and two miles southeast of Santa Monica, [...]

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Rose Parade Boycott

12/30/2013 2:39 pm0 comments
Aubrey Loots & Danny Leclair to Marry in 2014 Rose Parade.

 PASADENA (CNS) – The head of a Sacramento-based group is calling for a boycott of the because two men will be married aboard the AIDS Healthcare Foundation float. Randy Thomasson, who heads SaveCalifornia.com, said “parents and grandparents” were appalled at what he called a “political stunt forced upon children [...]

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Los Angeles Yearender-City Hall

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Los Angeles
is said to be the largest city in the country to ban plastic bags.

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Yearender-City Hall By ELIZABETH HSING-HUEI CHOU City News Service LOS ANGELES (CNS) – It was a year of transitions at Los Angeles City Hall in 2013, highlighted by a pair of major elections that saw seven new City Council members take office and a councilman move into the mayor’s chair. [...]

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Coach Eavesdropping

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A 32-year-old Hollywood man who allegedly made prank phone calls to well-known athletic coaches, leading them to believe they were being offered jobs with professional and college teams, pleaded not guilty today to a felony count of eavesdropping. Lawyers representingCoach Eavesdropping said outside court that their [...]

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Holiday Stats

12/26/2013 3:51 pm0 comments
Holiday Stats

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The California Highway Patrol today reported no traffic deaths on Los Angeles County highways during the first 30 hours of this year’s Christmas holiday. The reporting period began at 6:01 p.m. Tuesday and ended at 12:59 p.m. Wednesday, according to a department statement. During that same [...]

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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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