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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Well Done? Irv’s Burger’s

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Vacate? Doggone

Irv’s Burgers, a landmark on Route 66 in West Hollywood, Calif., for more than a half-century, was served a 30-day notice to vacate the premises by its landlord, according to Scott Piotrowski, an expert on Route 66 in Los Angeles County. It’s not certain when Irv’s last day of operation [...]

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Lotus Land rebuilt , reborn and reenergized!

06/18/2013 1:59 pm2 comments
"the Lady of the Lake" Echo Park.

The  re-opening of the rehabilitated Echo Park Lake, the site of an annual lotus blossom festival and dragon boat race is a sight to behold. A new energy surounds the $45-million, two-year renovation with angeleno’s  from all walks of the city. In 2006, Echo Park Lake was identified by the State of [...]

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Jazz , Wine and Angel food.

06/12/2013 10:47 pm0 comments
Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance at Hollywood and highland.

 HOLLYWOOD – The Hollywood and Highland Center will celebrates the 10th annual Wine and Jazz Summer Concert Series, sponsored by KJazz radio station. The series will continue with a performance by the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance Septet. Proceeds from the wine bar will directly benefit nonprofit Project Angel Food. [...]

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Faces and fun Pride parade 2013

From City News Service WEST HOLLYWOOD — Tens of thousands of people Sunday lined the route of the 43rd L.A. Pride Parade, celebrating the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities. The colorful parade began at 11 a.m. at Crescent Heights Boulevard, and continued west along Santa Monica Boulevard to Robertson [...]

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Six killed in Santa Monica shooting spree

06/07/2013 11:45 pm0 comments
Santa Monica College students communicate with their cell phones while on lockdown Friday after a campus shooting.

SANTA MONICA — Six people were killed Friday in a rolling wave of violence that began with a shooting and fire in a Santa Monica neighborhood, then continued with a gunman firing randomly at people and vehicles on Pico Boulevard and then on the campus of Santa Monica College, where [...]

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‘Night Stalker’ Richard Ramirez dies

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Convicted Night Stalker Richard Ramirez died of natural causes Friday.

“Night Stalker” Richard Ramirez — who spent more than 23 years on death row for murdering 13 people during a 14-month crime spree that terrorized the Southland in the mid-1980s — died early Friday, state prison officials said. Ramirez, 53, died of natural causes at Marin General Hospital, according to [...]

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Edison to permanently close San Onofre plant

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Edison announced Friday it would permanently close its San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.

ROSEMEAD — Southern California Edison’s parent company announced Friday it is shutting down the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in northern San Diego County near the Orange County line, the latest chapter of a saga that began with a small leak of radioactive steam. Ted Craver, the chairman and CEO [...]

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Hey Bulldog! Santa Monica Boulevard gone to the dogs.

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Photo by Gary McCarthy


Andrew Campbell, cultural affairs administrator for the city of West Hollywood admires one of six bulldog sculptures by Belgium artist William Sweetlove as they are being installed on Santa Monica Boulevard Wednesday. The sculptures will remain through August.

Independent Staff Report The city of West Hollywood, through its Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission, is presenting “Sweetlove in Weho,” an art on the outside project along Santa Monica Boulevard through the month of August. Belgium artist William Sweetlove has created six colorful sculptures he calls “Cloned Bulldogs with Water [...]

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