Stormy Weather LA

02/28/2014 12:27 pm0 comments
Puddle Jumpers/ Sunset Boulevard.

LOS ANGELES Heavy rain was falling amid high winds this morning, and even more severe weather was expected before the storm clears out. In the meantime, the powerful Pacific low-pressure system — the region’s strongest storm in about three years — will move slowly through the region through Sunday, National [...]

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Dalai Lama “Compassion, tolerance and forgiveness”

02/26/2014 4:00 pm0 comments
Dalia Lama fans in line at the Forum in Inglewood.

Photo by Gary McCarthy

Los Angeles Independent Wire Service INGLEWOOD  - Speaking on social responsibility to a sellout crowd at the Forum, the 14th Dalai Lama said today there is a global need for more compassion, tolerance and forgiveness. “Whether you accept religion or not, is up to (the) individual,” the Dalai Lama, the [...]

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Academy Awards show results in detour signs

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Photo by Gary McCarthy

As workers prepare for Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony, tourists walking along Hollywood Boulevard are taking pictures of the preparations while avoiding the streets and sidewalks that have been closed to allow for the preparations.

  From City News Service HOLLYWOOD — Motorists here are already seeing detour signs on city streets in advance of Sunday’s 86th Academy Awards ceremony. Some alleys, sidewalks and curb lanes have been closed near Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue since Sunday or Monday. Hollywood Boulevard is closed between Orange [...]

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Sheriff Graduation

02/21/2014 2:15 pm0 comments
Photos by Gary McCarthy

Interim Los Angeles County Sheriff John Scott
will preside over a graduation ceremony for 48 members of the Sheriff's

  LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Interim Los Angeles County Sheriff John Scott presided today over a graduation ceremony for 48 members of the sheriff’s academy. Scott, who was joined by Professor Patrick Hauser of East Los Angeles College, passed out diplomas to the members of Academy Class 397 in Monterey [...]

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UCLA study finds fault with entertainment diversity

02/19/2014 1:59 pm0 comments

    Independent Staff Report When it comes to influential positions in the entertainment industry, minorities and women are represented at rates far below what would be expected given their percentage of the general population, according to a new study done at UCLA’s Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American [...]

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Crossing guard sought at site where pedestrian was killed

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  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
Photo by Gary McCarthy

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 pm0 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 pm0 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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