Menorah and the Mayor

11/26/2013 2:50 pm0 comments
Menorah lighting 

Photo By Gary McCarthy

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles’ first elected Jewish mayor, joined city and local Jewish leaders today to illuminate the first candle on a 17th century menorah that will be displayed at City Hall in celebration of Hanukkah. Chabad of California organized the annual City Hall menorah [...]

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Metro Red Line Death

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Metro Police close off Hollywood and Vine Metro Station

Photo by Gary McCarthy

HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – A man was struck and killed by a Metro Red Line train in Hollywood today, authorities said. Paramedics were sent to the 6200 block of Hollywood Boulevard, near Vine Street, about 5:30 a.m., said Katherine Main of the Los Angeles Fire Department. The man died at the [...]

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Holiday Bargains

11/19/2013 3:31 pm0 comments
Holiday Bargains

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Holiday shoppers should check their receipts to make sure they get the bargains they’re shopping for, county officials warned today. With sales and price breaks lasting just a day or a few hours and a host of special discounts and membership deals available during the frenzied [...]

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Plastic bag ban Los Angeles

11/18/2013 2:36 pm1 comment
Paul Koretz  cleans up plastic bag from the south steps of Los Angeles city hall.

Photo by Gary McCarthy

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles city officials today announced an effort to educate Angelenos on the plastic bag ban going into effect at large grocery and drug stores on Jan. 1, and at smaller, mom-and-pop stores six months later. As part of the campaign, stores will display placards warning [...]

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West Hollywood Council to consider preserving Tower Records

11/15/2013 5:12 pm4 comments
Tower Records

    Independent Staff Report   WEST HOLLYWOOD — The City Council here is expected to hear an appeal Monday night on whether the former Tower Records store on should be historically preserved. The city’s Historic Preservation Commission in April voted not to recommend preserving the building at Sunset and [...]

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Gatto Murder

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Police tape in front of the Joseph Gatto home.

Photo by Gary McCarthy

SILVER LAKE (CNS) – An“aggressive” investigation was under way today into the killing of Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s 78-year-old father, who was shot during an apparent home-invasion robbery in Silver Lake. The body of Joseph Gatto was found by his daughter around 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, slumped over a stool at his [...]

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Veterans Day Los Angeles

11/12/2013 4:05 pm6 comments
Native American Veteran's Association and Heritage Day Pawwow

Photos by Gary McCarthy

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Mayor Eric Garcetti was the grand marshal of today’s 10th. annual San Fernando Valley Veterans Day Parade, the first elected official to have that honor. Only veterans, active duty military members and reservists such as Garcetti, a lieutenant in the Naval Reserve, are allowed to ride [...]

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LA Aqueduct Centennial Celebration

11/06/2013 1:07 pm0 comments
Mayor Eric Garcetti, Christine Mulholland with actors impersonating historical figures.
Photos by Gary McCarthy

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles Aqueduct engineer William Mulholland’s famous words, “There it is, take it!” rang out again today in a historical re- enactment of the events of Nov. 5, 1913, when water first flowed 233 miles from the Owens Valley into Los Angeles. Mayor Eric Garcetti and [...]

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West Hollywood celebrates Halloween

11/01/2013 2:48 pm0 comments
West Hollywood the world’s largest Halloween festival 

Photos by Gary McCarthy

  From Staff and Wire Reports   WEST HOLLYWOOD — Each year thousands of people gather on the streets of West Hollywood for the world’s largest Halloween festival and Thursday was no different. With Queen Latifah reigning as queen of the Carnaval the city welcomed an estimated 500,000 people to [...]

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New law bans tour ticket sales on city sidewalks

10/29/2013 2:41 pm1 comment
Photo by Gary McCarthy

Los Angeles City Councilmen Mitch O’Farrell, left, and Tom LaBonge discuss the new city law banning the sale of sight-seeing tour tickets on city sidewalks with reporters while Luis Ferrel of Value Tours holds up a  protest sign behind them.

From Staff and Wire Reports HOLLYWOOD — City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell walked along the tourist area of Hollywood Boulevard Monday to remind tour-bus company operators that a new law prohibits them from selling sight-seeing tickets on city sidewalks. The City Council unanimously approved the ordinance in September. It took effect [...]

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