Tag Archives: Los Angeles City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell

Columbus statue removed from Grand Park

LOS ANGELES — A statue of explorer Christopher Columbus that has stood for 45 years in downtown’s Grand Park was ceremoniously removed Nov. 10. “The statue of Christopher Columbus rewrites a stained chapter of history that romanticizes expansions of European empires and exploitations of natural resources and of human beings,” said County Supervisor Hilda Solis,…

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Eva Longoria receives star on Walk of Fame

HOLLYWOOD — A star was unveiled April 16 on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to honor Eva Longoria, fulfilling a prophecy the “Desperate Housewives” star said she made in 1998. The ceremony came nearly 20 years to the day when Longoria moved to Hollywood from Texas and “I stood on the corner of La Brea…

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Barnsdall Park gets new security features

EAST HOLLYWOOD — Crews have begun to install a tubular steel fence and two gates around the exposed perimeter of Barnsdall Arts Park to better secure the property. Los Angeles City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell, the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, the city Department of Cultural Affairs and the Barnsdall Art Park Foundation made…

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