Archive | July, 2011

Three Arrests Made After Crowd Swells Outside Grauman’s Chinese Theatre

Three people were arrested on July 27 after a large crowd gathered on Hollywood Boulevard outside the premiere of a documentary at the Grauman’s Chinese Theater about a popular rave known as the “Electric Daisy Carnival”. According to Sgt. Chuck Slater, with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Hollywood Division, authorities got a call around 5:40 [...] [...more]

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Dodgers Give Kids a Field of Their Dreams

Children in sports programs at Pan Pacific Park had their dreams come true last Saturday at the unveiling of a Dodgers Dreamfield, a renovated baseball field with a new backstop, dugouts, infield and scoreboard. Approximately 75 young athletes attended the grand opening ceremony, and participated in batting, catching and fielding clinics led by former Los [...] [...more]

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Governor Helps Students Realize Dream of College

More than 100 students from local schools who gathered at Los Angeles City College Monday let out a resounding cheer as Gov. Jerry Brown signed the California Dream Act, a bill that will allow undocumented residents to apply for private grants that can help pay for college tuition. Brown joined the bill’s author, State Assemblymember [...] [...more]

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Shepard Fairey Mural Creates Hope for Bright Future

Historically, the city of West Hollywood has attracted many avant-garde artists, and with the construction of the new West Hollywood Library, street artists have been given a grand canvas to show off their work – the side of the building. The murals, created by the artists Shepard Fairey, Retna and Kenny Schaf showcases the type [...] [...more]

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Redistricting Concerns Local Jewish Community

Following the 2010 census, the California Redistricting Commission (CRC) must redraw the lines for California Congressional Districts, Asse-mbly Districts and the State Board of Equalization, according to the Voters First Act which was passed in 2008. Over the past several months, the commission has sought input from the public at numerous public meetings on how [...] [...more]

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DWP Outlines Need for Rate Increases

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customers are in for a rate increase as the department struggles to find ways to not only maintain the system, but also invest in sustainable energy for the city’s future. At a DWP ratepayer meeting at Hollywood City Hall on July 25, more than 30 members of the [...] [...more]

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WeHo Recognized as a ‘Most Walkable City’

WalkScore, a Seattle-based company that advocates for healthy, car-free lifestyles, recently ranked West Hollywood as the most walk-friendly city in California. WalkScore  evaluates the walkability of a neighborhood on a scale from 0 to 100, taking into account the city’s design, number of residents, affordable housing and proximity to a city center, among a range [...] [...more]

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Council Passes Anti-Bike Harassment Ordinance

Under a new ordinance approved on July 20 by the Los Angeles City Council, bicyclists have new protections if they claim they have been harassed by motorists. The ordinance, which was authored by City Councilmember Bill Rosendahl, 11th District, prohibits the harassment of cyclists and provides them with more legal recourse in court cases involving [...] [...more]

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Drug Drop-Offs Protect the Environment

Unused or expired prescription drugs pose a threat to the environment — and may even be found in the ground water — due to the practice of flushing the drugs down the toilet. Proper disposal of the drugs is being advocated by health professionals, environmentalists and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Some pharmacies, [...] [...more]

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‘Pioneering Women’ Recognized by City Councilmembers

Every year, Los Angeles city council members get the chance to honor one woman in their district; a pioneer whose work is changing the lives of Angelenos every day. Last Friday, L.A. City Council President Eric Garcetti, 13th District, bestowed the title of Pioneer Woman of 2011 on Yolanda Brown, the new Parish Life Director [...] [...more]

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