Baker of fruit cobblers seeks to expand her brand

08/23/2013 1:58 pm0 comments
Shae Steward is Cobblermaina

Photo by Gary McCarthy / Los Angeles Independent

    BY OLU ALEMORU STAFF WRITER The Sept. 4 opening of Compton’s new certified Blue Line Farmers Market, located at 275 N. Willowbrook Ave., figures to be a grand affair with residents on hand to celebrate fresh and healthy options for produce sourced from the surrounding areas. For one [...]

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Road Repairs “Save Our Streets LA”

08/21/2013 1:57 pm0 comments
Joe Buscaino and Mitchell Englander

Photo by Gary McCarthy Los Angeles Independent

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles City Council today called for a study of how to finance $3 billion in repairs to city streets. The council wants to float a bond to pay for re-paving about 8,700 miles of road, but is also looking into other potential funding sources, [...]

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I just want to see some palm trees

08/19/2013 1:42 pm0 comments
I just want to see some palm trees

California and Palm trees have some kind of alluring sense of poetic destination to some and so when it comes to the iconic Sunset Strip it was time for a trim. Veteran photographer Gary McCarthy captures the moment in West Hollywood style.

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Hollywood’s Redbury hotel sold to Pebblebrook Trust

08/12/2013 3:39 pm0 comments
Hollywood’s Redbury hotel

From City News Service HOLLYWOOD — The CIM Group sold the Redbury, a 57-room boutique hotel in the heart of Hollywood, to the Pebblebrook Hotel Trust for $34 million, it was announced Friday. Pebblebrook also owns the Mondrian Hotel in West Hollywood, the W Los Angeles-Westwood and the Sheraton Delfina, [...]

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Sunset / La Cienega Project coming down , going up

08/09/2013 3:51 pm0 comments
Sunset / La Cienega Project coming down , going up

    Independent Staff Report WEST HOLLYWOOD — Two new, private developments are preparing to break ground Monday following the demolition of the current structures, which began this past week. The projects, located at 8490 and 8500 Sunset Blvd., will bring a new hotel, residential and commercial uses to the [...]

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Venice Beach temporary barriers

08/06/2013 3:50 pm0 comments
Venice Beach boardwalk

Photo by Gary McCarthy / Los Angeles Independent

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles City Council approved an emergency motion today requesting a study into enhancing public safety along Venice’s Ocean Front Walk, the beach boardwalk where a car fatally struck a 32-year-old Italian woman Saturday. The motion, proposed by Venice-area Councilman Mike Bonin and approved on [...]

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Protesters charged

07/23/2013 5:18 pm0 comments
Andy Smith- LAPD

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A Los Angeles man and nine teenagers were charged in connection with protests in Los Angeles and Hollywood earlier this month, the District Attorney’s Office announced today. Shareef Abdullah, 28, is accused of approaching a CBS news crew, threatening to shoot a TV cameraman if he [...]

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Hollywood Crime Spree

07/17/2013 2:17 pm0 comments
Hollywood Crime Spree

    HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – Twelve people were behind bars today for allegedly joining with dozens of others in a rolling crime spree on the streets of Hollywood, taking purses, phones, jewelry and other items from pedestrians and stealing items from businesses. The crime spree began around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. [...]

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GAR-CITY! Eric Garcetti sworn in as Los Angeles mayor amid festival atmosphere

07/01/2013 11:58 am0 comments
GAR-CITY!  Eric Garcetti sworn in as Los Angeles mayor amid festival atmosphere

                                                                         Garcetti fans. Echoing his campaign themes of leading a 21st century city brimming with technology [...]

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06/19/2013 8:13 pm0 comments

By Olu Alemoru, Staff Writer With Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti’s official swearing in ceremony less than two weeks away on July 1, there seems to be mostly optimism amongst Black opinion makers that it will be a good thing for the South Los Angeles community. That keys into major inner-city concerns [...]

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