Jelly bean statues

08/30/2013 4:26 pm0 comments
Brandon and Evan Korn see if they can move one of the beans. 

Photo by Gary McCarthy

  The city’s latest park art installation will be formally unveiled from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at West Hollywood Park, 647 N. San Vicente Blvd., but artist Cosimo Cavallaro’s ‘Love Your Bean,’ installation is already at the park. The work features several large-scale sculptures, designed in the shape of [...]

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Millennium Hollywood

08/28/2013 6:17 pm0 comments
Millennium Hollywood

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Opponents of a proposed Hollywood skyscraper project filed a lawsuit today in hopes of blocking the development, alleging city officials and the developer’s geologists failed to disclose the proximity of an earthquake fault to the project site. The lawsuit, filed by attorney Robert Silverstein on behalf [...]

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Scully returns for 65th season

08/27/2013 12:44 pm1 comment
Vin Scully

Photo by Gary McCarthy

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Vin Scully said today he’s looking forward to returning to the Dodgers broadcast booth for a record 65th season in 2014, again calling all home games and road games in California and Arizona. Scully said the Dodgers’ rise from last to first in the National League West Division [...]

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WeHo to mark Women’s Equality Day Monday

08/23/2013 2:07 pm0 comments
Helen Reddy with pictorial commemorative postmark

Photo by Gary McCarthy / Los Angeles Independent

  Independent Staff Report WEST Hollywood — The city and its Women’s Advisory Board will celebrate Women’s Equality Day Monday with A Night In Herstory!, a special celebration commemorating both the board’s 20 years of service to the West Hollywood community and the 93rd anniversary of the 19th Amendment to [...]

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Baker of fruit cobblers seeks to expand her brand

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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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