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

02/05/2014 3:26 pm3 comments
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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

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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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City cleans up school for MLK Service Day

01/24/2014 1:51 pm0 comments
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West Hollywood Mayor Abbe Land displays the T-shirt volunteers received for taking part in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service cleanup at West Hollywood Elementary School Jan. 18.

    Independent Staff Report WEST HOLLYWOOD — The city joined hundreds of communities across the country Jan. 18 in commemorating the weekend of the 28th anniversary of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day federal holiday by hosting an MLK Jr. Day of Service event to help beautify West Hollywood Elementary [...]

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Local Hiring

01/22/2014 4:41 pm0 comments
Karen Bass

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles City Council voted today to support a congressional bill that would enable state and local transportation agencies to require contractors to hire locals. The council voted unanimously to back Democratic Rep. Karen Bass’ “Local Hire Act,” which would enable agencies, such as Metro, [...]

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Broken Ground Metro Crenshaw

01/21/2014 2:16 pm0 comments
Local and federal officials - Metro Groundbreaking

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  LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Local and federal officials broke ground today on a light rail line project that will connect the Expo and Green lines, crossing Leimert Park, Baldwin Hills and Inglewood. “Bringing light rail to this community will spur local economic development and make it easier than ever [...]

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20th anniversary of Northridge quake observed

01/17/2014 3:49 pm4 comments
Hollywood Boulevard Northridge Quake 1994

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  From City News Service It was 20 years ago Friday that Southern Californians were jolted out of their sleep by the magnitude-6.7 Northridge Earthquake. Several events were held to look back on the devastation, celebrate quake-technology advances in the years since and urge residents to be prepared for the [...]

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Hot Hot Hot

01/15/2014 4:02 pm0 comments
LA record highs

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We’re in record territory with the mercury hitting 90 degrees earlier in Van Nuys, and forecasters say tomorrow may be just as warm. The National Weather Service has extended its red flag wildfire warning through 3 p-m Friday for most of Southern California. Forecasters say we should see some relief [...]

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Mayor Accident “pleased that she is in good spirits”

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Mayor Eric Garcetti

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – , who was a passenger in a police vehicle that struck a pedestrian on Tuesday, visited the woman in the hospital today. “I had the pleasure of meeting Juliet Nicolas this morning at L.A. County-USC Medical Center,” Garcetti said. “We had a nice conversation and I [...]

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Robert Horry Collision

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Robert Horry

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Former Los Angeles Lakers star Robert Horry was behind the wheel of a car that collided with a motorcycle on the eastbound Glenn Anderson (105) Freeway in the southwest Los Angeles area near Inglewood, leaving the rider hospitalized, the California Highway Patrol reported today. Horry, 43, [...]

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L.A. preps for the ‘Big One’

01/14/2014 2:32 pm0 comments
L.A. preps for the ‘Big One’

By ELIZABETH HSING-HUEI CHOU City News Service LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Seismologist Lucy Jones will devote much her time this year to preparing the city of Los Angeles for its next big earthquake, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced today. The announcement comes as the city reflects on the aftermath of the [...]

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