Archive | June, 2011

New Rules Combat Bandit Taxis

Taxis operating in West Hollywood will be required to affix their city-issued license decal on the rear passenger door under new regulations going into effect on July 1 to limit the number of illegal taxis in the city. “It’s a public safety issue,” said Rob Winrader, taxi specialist for the City of West Hollywood. “It [...] [...more]

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Hot Dog! It’s 4th of July

Hot dogs are as American as apple pie and fireworks on the Fourth of July, and since 1939, Angelenos have been standing in line for their bun wrapped dog at Pink’s. They have wandered into Carney’s train car on Sunset Boulevard late at night with a craving that can only be settled with a Carney’s [...] [...more]

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CEQA Lawsuits Delay Projects in Hollywood

Provisions of the 1970 California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) have been called into question recently over whether it actually preserves nature or is a method of discouraging development. In Hollywood, more than 6,000 jobs have been delayed or lost because of CEQA lawsuits that have developers tied up in costly litigation that in some instances [...] [...more]

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Seriously Ill Teens Enjoy a Special Prom

Rachael Gottes spent this week getting ready for prom, a very special prom hosted by the No Worries Foundation last night. Rachael feels completely at  ease at this prom, because she is attending with others who have life-threatening disease, like she does. Gottes suffers from leukemia. Prom is often celebrated as one of the most [...] [...more]

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Residents Urged to Use Locally Grown Foods

Flanked by agriculture industry representatives, Assembly-member Fiona Ma (D-San Francisco) and Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge, 4th District, hailed the unanimous passage of the “Eat Local, Buy California Grown Day” resolution on June 24 at the Original Farmers Market. For 77 years, the Market has served as a hub for exactly the kind of [...] [...more]

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Molly’s Helps the Homeless on Last Day of Operation

Molly’s Burgers, a fixture on Vine Street at the corner of Selma Avenue, will be donating all proceeds from sales on Thursday, June 30 to homeless programs provided by Blessed Sacrament Social Service in Hollywood. Thursday will be the final day of operation for Molly’s, which is closing as part of a deal with the [...] [...more]

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Officers Save Woman From Burning Vehicle

For patrol officers Michael Kim and Jimmy Lam, of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Hollywood Division, many days are spent answering routine calls for service, issuing citations, writing reports and completing other mundane tasks. But on Monday morning, Kim and Lam were in the right place at the right time to prevent a motorist from [...] [...more]

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WeHo Residents Warned About Recent Coyote Sightings

The City of West Hollywood issued a warning late last week for residents to take extra precautions to keep coyotes at bay. The city is on alert after a resident reported a coyote sighting. Coyotes are medium-sized members of the dog family, and weigh about 30 pounds. They can be distinguished by their pointed ears, [...] [...more]

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Callender’s Chain Undergoes Reorganization

The flagship Marie Callender’s restaurant – Callender’s Grill on Wilshire Boulevard at Curson Avenue – will remain open while its parent company, Perkins and Marie Callender’s Inc., goes through chapter 11 bankruptcy. On June 13, Perkins and Marie Callender’s Inc. announced the closure of 58 restaurants: 31 Marie Callender’s and 27 Perkins’. “This initial round [...] [...more]

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‘Cars 2’ Kids’ Toon Jams Pixar’s Unstoppable Pace

As Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) nears the finish line again and again and again in the second “Cars” film, I find myself less interested with the outcome of the race and more worried that Pixar has just revealed to the viewing public that it no longer wishes to provide us with intelligent cartoons. [...] [...more]

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