L.A. Gun Buyback Event Collects Nearly 1,000 Guns

06/02/2014 2:09 pm0 comments
LA's Gun Buyback Mayor Eric Garcetti holds a riffle at the Los Angeles Sports Arena. 

Photos by Gary McCarthy

LOS ANGELES (CNS) -  Almost 1,000 guns, including 31 assault weapons, were surrendered at Saturday’s gun buyback event that allowed people to turn in weapons in exchange for gift cards, Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Chief announced today. The city also collected 476 handguns, 273 rifles and 170 shotguns for a [...]

Read more ›

LA River Restoration

05/27/2014 1:06 pm0 comments
If you come down to the River Bet you're gonna some people who live.

Photos by Gary McCarthy

  LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Supported by Democrat Barbara Boxer, California’s junior senator, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is trying to prevail on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to approve a $1 billion plan to restore Los Angeles River habitat — more than twice the amount recommended by the [...]

Read more ›

Paramount Pictures employees hold volunteer day

05/21/2014 3:50 pm0 comments
Paramount Pictures employees visited Project Angel Food last Friday as part of their annual Viacommunity right, a worker completes a mural on the wall of the building 

Photo by Gary McCarthy

Independent Staff Report HOLLYWOOD — Nearly 800 employees of Paramount Pictures last Friday spread out through the Southland, volunteering at local schools and community nonprofit organizations. The 19th annual Viacommunity Day, named after Paramount’s parent company Viacom, was a day of community service. Across Los Angeles, volunteers engaged in a [...]

Read more ›

Beck formally requests second term as police chief

3:41 pm0 comments
Charlie Beck , officially seeking a second, five-year term as chief of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Photo by Gary McCarthy

  From City News Service LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Charlie Beck submitted a letter to the Police Commission May 15, . The letter was forwarded to Mayor Eric Garcetti. Beck wrote that the LAPD has undergone “tremendous progress” in the “four and one-half years” since he was appointed. He said [...]

Read more ›

WeHo One City One Pride festival begins Thursday

3:32 pm0 comments
Gay Pride

Photo by Gary McCarthy

WeHo One City One Pride festival begins Thursday Independent Staff Report WEST HOLLYWOOD — The city begins its annual One City One Pride arts festival Thursday with, which is Harvey Milk Day, marking the birth of the San Francisco County supervisor who was the first openly gay elected official in [...]

Read more ›

Hollywood High designated as historic place

3:21 pm0 comments
City Councilmen Tom LaBonge, Mitch O’Farrell and Steve Zimmer celebrate with students as a plaque is unveiled at Hollywood High School designating the school as an historic place on the California and National Register of Historic Places. The school was built in 1904.

Photo by Gary McCarthy

  Independent Staff Report HOLLYWOOD — Los Angeles Unified School District school board Vice President Steve Zimmer was joined by elected officials, members of the Hollywood High School Alumni Association, students, staff, volunteers, the community and special guests last Friday to celebrate Hollywood High School’s placement on the California and [...]

Read more ›

Fast-food workers strike for wage hike

3:13 pm0 comments
Corey Baldwin strikes calling for $15-an-hour 

Photo by Gary McCarthy

From City News Service Fast-food workers in Los Angeles joined workers across the country May 15 in walking off their jobs as part of a wave of strikes calling for $15-an-hour wages and the right to form a union. Workers from two McDonald’s and a Burger King in South Los [...]

Read more ›

Attempted Robbery -Woman roughed in Griffith Park

2:42 pm0 comments
Los Angeles Police Crime Scene Investigator Griffith Park at Fern
Dell Drive.

Photo by Gary McCarthy

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles police sought a man who roughed up a woman in Griffith Park during an attempt to steal her backpack today. The crime occurred about 6:40 a.m. just inside the park entrance at Fern Dell Drive and Los Feliz Boulevard, Los Angeles police spokeswoman Officer [...]

Read more ›

‘The Shield’ actor Michael Jace charged in wife’s shooting death

05/20/2014 3:58 pm0 comments
News crews line the street at Michael Jace House- 5400  block of Brynhurst Avenue .

Photo by Gary McCarthy

   By Alan Duke CNN   LOS ANGELES (CNN) — Michael Jace, who played a Los Angeles cop in TV’s “The Shield,” has been arrested in the fatal shooting of his wife, police said Tuesday. Police found April Jace, 40, shot to death in her south Los Angeles home Monday [...]

Read more ›

It’s Green for the Purple line

3:31 pm0 comments
The Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration is
committing the $1.25 billion through a funding grant agreement with the Los
Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
Photo by Gary McCarthy

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Mayor Eric Garcetti will join U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx in Washington, D.C., tomorrow to announce a $1.25 billion federal grant that will be used to help build a westward extension of the Metro Purple Line subway. The funds will go toward extending the line 3.9 [...]

Read more ›