Archive | July, 2010

WeHo Council Considers Sunset Time Project

The West Hollywood City Council on Monday held a public hearing to consider the Sunset Time project, a large mixed-use development that is planned at 8418 to 8432 Sunset Blvd. The council discussed the proposal, but continued the matter to the August 16 meeting. John Keho, planning manager for the City of West Hollywood, said [...] [...more]

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Coliseum Commission Bans Raves Over Safety Concerns

The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission voted last week to indefinitely extend a moratorium on scheduling new raves at the Coliseum or Los Angeles Sports Arena after the death of a 15-year-old girl at the Electric Daisy Carnival, which was held at the Coliseum in June.  The raves that have already been scheduled for later [...] [...more]

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Expect a Dream Come True with ‘Inception’

This is the film I’ve been waiting for all year. Christopher Nolan’s “Inception” is a visual splendor three years in the making with the cultural value to last decades. Prepare yourself for a dreamlike yarn not – unlike most dreams – easily forgotten. No need for patronizing back-story and over-explanation, “Inception” jumps right into the [...] [...more]

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PATINA Pleasing to All Senses

I think for my last meal in life, I’d like it to be at Patina in Los Angeles. Some might be intimidated to walk into one of the most high-end restaurants in Southern California, especially a restaurant that has received accolades from food critics of major magazines and newspapers. Patina, located in the breathtaking Disney [...] [...more]

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Restaurant News

Spicy Food and Fiery Entertainment Drive or ride the train up to Oxnard to experience their 17th annual Salsa Festival on July 24 and 25 from 11:00am-7:00pm. The Oxnard transportation center is located three short blocks from the festivities at Plaza Park on Fifth and “B” street in downtown Oxnard.  Everything is salsa at this [...] [...more]

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Bulletin: Summer Events at Farmers Market

There was erroneous information published in the July 15 issue of the newspaper. The Farmers Market will not be featuring comedian Jeff Garlin and the USC marching band this weekend, as reported. However, the Market will be hosting a variety of musical acts and fun family activities throughout the summer. The Farmers Market Music Series [...] [...more]

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Fine Art Murals Stuck in Legal Grey Area

In 2004, Stash Maleski, of In Creative Unity Art, started a pilot program putting up, restoring, and protecting murals in Boyle Heights. The project worked with dozens of murals around the neighborhood on private property and with the consent of the owners, and Maleski deemed it a rousing success. Since then, however, 20 of the [...] [...more]

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Columbia Square Project Moves to Council

The Los Angeles City Council’s Planning and Land Use (PLUM) Committee on Tuesday approved the Columbia Square project, a mixed-use development at 6121 Sunset  Blvd. that would feature the tallest building in Hollywood. The project is expected to be reviewed by the full city council on July 28. The development will be built at the [...] [...more]

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Surplus Food at City Events Could Help End Hunger

The Los Angeles City Council has proposed a program to donate surplus food from city events and facilities to local food banks and shelters. City Councilmember Paul Koretz, 5th District, cited the economic crisis and its impact on food insecurity in Los Angeles when explaining why it was important for the city to donate surplus [...] [...more]

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Watering Rules Adjusted for the Sabbath

The Los Angeles City Council approved changes Tuesday to the watering plan it adopted last week, allowing residents to water their lawns and gardens three days a week. The changes came in response to concerns from the Jewish community that members are not allowed to water on the Saturday, which is the Jewish Sabbath. Los [...] [...more]

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