City breaks ground on new City Hall parking structure

03/19/2014 1:17 pm0 comments
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Members of the West Hollywood City Council conduct ground-breaking ceremonies Monday afternoon for the city’s new automated garage and Community Plaza project adjacent to City Hall.

  Independent Staff Report WEST HOLLYWOOD — The city held a ground-breaking ceremony Monday for its automated garage and Community Plaza project at City Hall. The garage and plaza will be built on the site that formerly provided surface parking at City Hall. Construction is anticipated to continue through at [...]

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L.A. Council Members Inquire if Fracking Led to St. Patrick’s Day Quake

03/18/2014 2:54 pm0 comments
Baldwin Hills oil fields

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Three Los Angeles City Council members today called on city staff to investigate whether oil and natural gas drilling methods like fracking helped trigger Monday’s magnitude-4.4 earthquake. Councilmen Paul Koretz and Mike Bonin introduced a motion, seconded by Councilman Bernard Parks, that would direct city staff [...]

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Marijuana Tax

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Henry Hemp

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By ELIZABETH HSING-HUEI CHOU City News Service The city of Los Angeles has collected $8.6 million in business taxes from medical marijuana facilities since the taxation of such shops began nearly three years ago, the head of the city finance office said last week. The city has continued issuing tax [...]

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St. Patrick’s Day celebration

03/17/2014 4:25 pm0 comments
Irish eyes are smiling.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Thousand of revelers turned out for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Pershing Square today that will include a motorcycle and foot parade and a concert. The parade include the motorcycle group the L.A. Police Fire Hogs; the 20-member L.A. Police Emerald Society Bagpipe and Drum [...]

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AP’s Bob Thomas died at his Encino home today. He was 92.

03/14/2014 11:35 am0 comments

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Longtime Associated Press entertainment writer Bob Thomas died at his Encino home today. He was 92. Thomas covered 66 Oscar ceremonies and reported on generations of stars – - from Clark Gable to Tom Cruise, according to the Associated Press, which described him as a last [...]

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Los Angeles police Officer Nicholas Choung Lee Services.

03/12/2014 12:45 pm0 comments
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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A rosary service will be held tonight in memory of Los Angeles police Officer Nicholas Choung Lee, who was killed when his patrol car was struck by a dump truck in Beverly Hills. Lee, 40, died at the scene of the crash, which occurred around 8 [...]

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Ethiopians Sweep Los Angeles Marathon

03/11/2014 1:55 pm0 comments
The men leaders of the Los Angeles Marathon race through Silver Lake Junction Sunday in the 29th annual race. Gebo Burka of Ethiopia won the men's race.

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  City News Service LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Amane Gobena resumed the success of African women at the Los Angeles Marathon today and earned a $50,000 bonus for being the first overall finisher, while fellow Ethiopian Gebo Burka was the men’s winner. And for the amateur runners, 88 degree afternoon temperatures and [...]

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`Octomom’ Pleads Not Guilty to New Count in Welfare Fraud Case

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Nadya Suleman leaving her Whittier home 2009.

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 LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Nadya Suleman, who gave birth to octuplets in 2009, pleaded not guilty today to the latest count against her in a welfare fraud case. The 38-year-old mother of 14 was charged Feb. 5 with a second count of aid by misrepresentation. Suleman — whose real [...]

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Lakers Food

03/10/2014 3:32 pm0 comments
Nick Young " Rice is nice"LA Food Bank.

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  LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles Lakers players Nick Young and Kent Bazemore leant a hand to Delta Air Lines flight attendants today to create custom food packages from donated goods at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. “I am not too far removed from a situation like this [...]

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Officer Fatality

03/07/2014 3:28 pm0 comments
Flowers placed at the Hollywood Police Station in memory of Nicholas C Lee .

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BEVERLY HILLS (CNS) – A veteran Los Angeles police training officer was killed today and a rookie officer just three months out of the academy was injured when their cruiser collided with a dump truck that may have lost its brakes in Beverly Hills. The crash near Robert Lane and [...]

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