Gatto Murder

11/15/2013 1:26 pm0 comments
Police tape in front of the Joseph Gatto home.

Photo by Gary McCarthy

SILVER LAKE (CNS) – An“aggressive” investigation was under way today into the killing of Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s 78-year-old father, who was shot during an apparent home-invasion robbery in Silver Lake. The body of Joseph Gatto was found by his daughter around 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, slumped over a stool at his [...]

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Veterans Day Los Angeles

11/12/2013 4:05 pm1 comment
Native American Veteran's Association and Heritage Day Pawwow

Photos by Gary McCarthy

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Mayor Eric Garcetti was the grand marshal of today’s 10th. annual San Fernando Valley Veterans Day Parade, the first elected official to have that honor. Only veterans, active duty military members and reservists such as Garcetti, a lieutenant in the Naval Reserve, are allowed to ride [...]

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LA Aqueduct Centennial Celebration

11/06/2013 1:07 pm0 comments
Mayor Eric Garcetti, Christine Mulholland with actors impersonating historical figures.
Photos by Gary McCarthy

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles Aqueduct engineer William Mulholland’s famous words, “There it is, take it!” rang out again today in a historical re- enactment of the events of Nov. 5, 1913, when water first flowed 233 miles from the Owens Valley into Los Angeles. Mayor Eric Garcetti and [...]

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West Hollywood celebrates Halloween

11/01/2013 2:48 pm0 comments
West Hollywood the world’s largest Halloween festival 

Photos by Gary McCarthy

  From Staff and Wire Reports   WEST HOLLYWOOD — Each year thousands of people gather on the streets of West Hollywood for the world’s largest Halloween festival and Thursday was no different. With Queen Latifah reigning as queen of the Carnaval the city welcomed an estimated 500,000 people to [...]

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New law bans tour ticket sales on city sidewalks

10/29/2013 2:41 pm0 comments
Photo by Gary McCarthy

Los Angeles City Councilmen Mitch O’Farrell, left, and Tom LaBonge discuss the new city law banning the sale of sight-seeing tour tickets on city sidewalks with reporters while Luis Ferrel of Value Tours holds up a  protest sign behind them.

From Staff and Wire Reports HOLLYWOOD — City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell walked along the tourist area of Hollywood Boulevard Monday to remind tour-bus company operators that a new law prohibits them from selling sight-seeing tickets on city sidewalks. The City Council unanimously approved the ordinance in September. It took effect [...]

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L.A. City Council Votes to Ban Elephant Bullhooks

10/23/2013 2:19 pm0 comments
Elephant bath no Bullhooks please.

Photo by Gary McCarthy

By ELIZABETH HSING-HUEI CHOU City News Service LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles City Council today voted unanimously to ban the use of bullhooks in wrangling elephants — a move that could prevent the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus from making a stop here. Bullhooks are “cruel [...]

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Home Sales

10/16/2013 2:32 pm0 comments
Home sales LA

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The median price of a home in Los Angeles County jumped by 25 percent in September, compared with the same month a year ago, while the number of homes sold rose by 5 percent, a real estate information service announced today. According to DataQuick, the median [...]

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Drive launched to save Tower Records building

10/14/2013 12:15 pm0 comments
TOWER RECORDS BUILDING  2011.

Photo By Gary McCarthy

  Independent Staff Report WEST HOLLYWOOD — An online petition was launched this past week on the website: www.Change.org to save the world famous Tower Records store on the Sunset Strip. Local resident and community advocate Jerome Cleary, who is one of the leaders of the petition drive, said this [...]

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When the Rain comes

10/09/2013 2:37 pm0 comments
LA Rainwalker taking the kids for a stroll.

Photo by Gary McCarthy

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Fall’s first rainstorm spread across droughty Southern California today. An upper-level low-pressure system swept south and east across the state, with light rain arriving in West Los Angeles about 9:30 a.m. National Weather Service forecasters predict that as much as a half-inch of rain could fall [...]

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NFL LA and when?

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Tom La Bonge- Ready for some football.

Photo by Gary McCarthy

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Amid skepticism that Los Angeles would be a successful home to a professional football team, the Los Angeles City Council today went on record to urge the National Football League to bring in one, maybe even two teams to the city. Councilman Tom LaBonge introduced a [...]

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