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Coalition seeks ban on flavored tobacco products

LOS ANGELES — City and county officials have examined the idea of banning flavored tobacco products in recent months, and a coalition of health experts, educators and students gathered Aug. 14 to voice their support of such a prohibition. The L.A. Families Fighting Flavored Tobacco coalition hosted a news conference in front of the Kenneth Read More…

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Music producer Teddy Riley gets Walk of Fame star

HOLLYWOOD — A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was unveiled Aug. 16 honoring Grammy-winning recording artist-music producer Teddy Riley, the creator of the groundbreaking genre new jack swing. Riley thanked a wide variety of people during a nearly nine-minute acceptance speech, including music executive Clarence Avant, who he met in 1988 in his Read More…

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CicLAvia brings bicyclists to Hollywood, WeHo

HOLLYWOOD — You didn’t need a car to take a tour of some of Hollywood’s icons Aug. 18. CicLAvia, a car-free event promoting bicycling, rollerblading and walking, took place along a new 6.5-mile route where stretches of Santa Monica Boulevard, Highland Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard were closed to automobiles from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Read More…