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Hollywood Film Awards mark start of award season

BEVERLY HILLS — Hollywood’s award season began Nov. 1 with the presentation of the 19th annual Hollywood Film Awards at the Beverly Hilton, honoring films and performers including Robert De Niro, Will Smith, Jane Fonda, Carey Mulligan and Benicio Del Toro. Late-night talk show host James Corden hosted the event, which featured a list of Read More…

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State imposes first fines against ‘water hogs’

LOS ANGELES — Officials battling the historic drought here have issued their first round of $500-a-day fines against four communities for being water hogs the past several months. Beverly Hills is one of four cities or water providers hit with $61,000 fines for failure to reduce the amount of water consumers are using in their Read More…

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City to quit issuing tax certificates to pot shops

LOS ANGELES — The City Council has agreed that the city needs to stop giving out business tax certificates to medical marijuana dispensaries, since most such businesses are illegal in Los Angeles. Despite the 2013 voter approval of Proposition D, which banned most medical marijuana businesses in Los Angeles, the city has continued to issue Read More…