Crossing guard sought at site where pedestrian was killed

02/19/2014 1:47 pm1 comment

  From City News Service HOLLYWOOD — Traffic officers were out in force Feb. 12 near a middle school campus where a woman was fatally struck by a truck while crossing a street with her 9-year-old daughter. The girl was hospitalized for treatment of minor injuries, according to the Los [...]

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A possible arson fire ……. looked like firebombs

02/18/2014 1:52 pm0 comments
Photos by Gary McCarthy

Building Fire at the South West corner of Santa Monica and Croft ave. Damage was estimated at $2.5 million

WEST HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – A possible arson fire resulted in an estimated $2.5 million in damage today to a West Hollywood office building and left two firefighters with minor injuries. Flames and smoke were showing from both floors of the two-story building when the first fire units arrived in the [...]

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Wilshire Grand “Guinness World Record” Pour it on

02/17/2014 5:25 pm0 comments
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The USC Trojan Marching Band pre pour parade.

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A construction crew concluded its record-setting foundation pour of 21,200 cubic yards of concrete today, and laid the foundation for the 73-story hotel and office tower that will be built there. A representative from Guinness World Record officially made the announcement at 11:15 a.m., the time [...]

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West Hollywood’s One Billion Rising for Justice

02/14/2014 4:39 pm2 comments
Photos by  Gary McCarthy

One Billion Rising for Justice in West Hollywood.

  Legendary actress Jane Fonda and Hollywood heartthrob Dylan McDermott  helped  kick-off the City of West Hollywood’s One Billion Rising for Justice event — part of a global day of action in recognition of the 16thanniversary of V-Day, with events planned around the world to spotlight and embrace justice for survivors [...]

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Children’s peace project

02/12/2014 12:27 pm4 comments
Artist Gayle Gale

Artists Gayle Gale assembles paintings by students at Hancock Park Elementary School last Friday that will become a Kids for Peace tile mural at the Original Farmers Market. Gale, who started Kids for Peace in 1995, uses art to stress her belief that peace starts with one person and spreads [...]

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Mannequin with a message

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Photo by Gary McCarthy

Mannequin display at LA Jock's in West Hollywood

      A mannequin in the window of LA Jock, a store on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood, has created controversy because it is dressed as a Nazi concentration camp prisoner. Store owner Nir Zilberman said the mannequin is designed to draw attention to the anti-LGBT laws in [...]

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Columbia Square groundbreaking in Hollywood

02/10/2014 3:34 pm1 comment
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Columbia Square groundbreaking ceremony at
Sunset Boulevard and Gower Street.

HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – Los Angeles city officials joined today with the developers of Columbia Square — a 680,000-square-foot, mixed-use creative office development on the site of the historic CBS broadcast facility in Hollywood, to mark the start of construction on the $380 million project. Councilman Mitch O’Farrell took part in [...]

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Stadium Assault- Stow is in “desperate need”

02/07/2014 12:54 pm1 comment
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Former Los Angeles Dodgers owners Frank McCourt and Jamie McCourt

 LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The new judge managing Bryan Stow’s lawsuit against former Los Angeles owner Frank McCourt — which attributes insufficient security as the cause of an attack on him by two home team fans in the Dodger Stadium parking  – today scheduled trial for May 27. Los Angeles [...]

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Former Lakers’ great puts investment team together to buy the L.A. Sparks.

02/05/2014 3:26 pm3 comments
Photo by Gary McCarthy

Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson poses with WNBA President Laurel Richie outside Staples Center Wednesday where the former Lakers great announced he and an investment team consisting of several of the people involved in the Los Angeles Dodgers ownership were going to purchase the Los Angeles Sparks and keep them playing at Staples Center.

    From City News Service The Los Angeles Sparks have been purchased by an investment group led by basketball Hall of Fame member Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Dodgers controlling owner Mark Walter, the WNBA announced Wednesday. The group also includes Dodger co-owners Todd L. Boehly, Robert L. Patton and [...]

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Venice Boardwalk to beef up public safety

01/28/2014 4:49 pm0 comments
Venice's Ocean Front Walk

Photo by Gary McCarthy

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – City officials today proposed installing better lighting, security cameras and an automated street barrier system to beef up public safety along Venice’s Ocean Front Walk, where a car fatally struck a 32- year-old Italian woman last summer. Recreation and Parks officials estimated it would cost about [...]

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