State of the city event to be held Wednesday

06/10/2014 4:23 pm0 comments
City Manager Paul Arevalo

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  Independent Staff Report WEST HOLYWOOD — The city and the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce annually partner on the State of the City event, which will be held next Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Lot Sound Stage 7, 1041 N. Formosa Ave. The event is [...]

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Mustang anniversary

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  The 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang was celebrated Saturday at the Original Farmers Market in the Fairfax District during the 20th annual Gilmore Heritage Auto Show. Rows and rows of vintage Mustangs were on display at the event, which launched a summer slate of events to mark the [...]

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Taxi Protest

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Taxi Driver in Los Angeles

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – More than a hundred taxi drivers gathered outside today to protest phone app ridesharing services, such as Uber, and to urge state lawmakers to stiffen regulation of these companies. The drivers — clad in matching red shirts — said the services are not only unsafe, but [...]

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New pet shop offers shelter dogs and cats for adoption

06/09/2014 2:57 pm0 comments
Megan Nichols holds her small dog Mocha that she purchased Saturday at Adopt & Shop on Sepulveda Boulevard.

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  Independent Staff Report CULVER CITY — A new kind of pet store — one devoted to finding homes for dogs and cats rescued from animal shelters — opened here last Saturday Adopt & Shop combines pet adoption, philanthropy and retail service. It was developed by Dr. Gary and Alya [...]

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Army Corps of Engineers approves river plans

06/06/2014 4:44 pm0 comments
A group of kayakers paddles down the Los Angeles River Saturday, two days after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers backed city officials’ plans to restore an 11-mile stretch of the river to its original natural habitat.

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  From Wave Staff and Wire Reports Mayor Eric Garcetti and representatives of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced last week that the corps will urge Congress to approve a $1 billion plan to restore parts of the Los Angeles River, as advocated by local leaders. “We saw a [...]

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Proposed $2 billion sale of Los Angeles Clippers

06/04/2014 4:21 pm0 comments
Donald Sterling Protest at Staples Center

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling will sign off on the proposed $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and will drop the lawsuit he filed against the NBA alleging he was forced being forced to unload the franchise, his attorney [...]

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WeHo Lost and Found

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WeHo Lost and Found

 WEST HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – A 79-year-old man last seen at a West Hollywood residence on Friday was found today and is OK, authorities said. Francisco Mazzola was last seen at a residence in the 8700 block of Shoreham Drive at 10 p.m. Friday, and authorities had sought public help [...]

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One more Buck at LA Zoo

06/03/2014 3:17 pm0 comments
Los ángeles Zoo

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 LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles Zoo admission rates are going up by $1 next month, following City Council approval of the hike today. Adult admissions will become $19 on July 1, while rates for children aged 2 to 12 will rise to $14. Seniors rates, which apply to [...]

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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. 

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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 [...]

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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.

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  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 [...]

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