Archive | March, 2012

Wilshire Subway Stations Unveiled

The proposed subway extension under Wilshire Boulevard will have stations at Wilshire and La Brea, Wilshire and Fairfax and Wilshire and La Cienega, according to a final environmental impact report (EIR) made public Monday. The stations will be among seven stops on the proposed nine-mile line that will run west from the current terminus of [...] [...more]

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Korean Group Threatens Lawsuit

Following the Los Angeles City Council’s 13-2 approval of the city’s new district lines, the Korean American Coalition-Los Angeles has threatened to sue, alleging that the council did not adequately represent the city’s Asian population in the process. Grace Yoo, the coalition’s executive director, said the coalition is proceeding with its lawsuit, which alleges violations [...] [...more]

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Attacks in France Concern Local Jewish Community

Local leaders in the Jewish community have denounced the recent murders of seven people in southern France, including a rabbi and three Jewish school children who were shot to death on Monday at a school in Toulouse. The Los Angeles Police Department also implemented additional patrols around Jewish schools, temples and other sensitive locations in [...] [...more]

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WeHo Dancers Swing Their Way to Grand Finals

West Hollywood Elementary School’s Ballroom Dancing Team won gold during last week’s competition, and will compete in Dancing Classrooms’ Colors of the Rainbow Team Match Grand Finals on June 19 at Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools, 701 S. Catalina St. The West Hollywood students, following a 10-week Dancing Classrooms program, won first during the winter [...] [...more]

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Tsunami Survivors Welcomed at Chavez Ravine

Daichi Sato, 18, does not know very much English, but he had evidently been practicing for the moment, which played out at Dodger Stadium last week. His family had endured the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011, and though he lost his father in the catastrophe just over a year ago, [...] [...more]

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Jobs Corps Counselor Stabbed to Death in Hollywood

A Los Angeles Job Corps counselor died Wednesday afternoon after being stabbed by a student, officials said. Dwayne Alexander, 49, was allegedly stabbed repeatedly by a 22-year-old student in an office at The Studio Club honor dorm at 1200 N. Lodi Place shortly before 5 p.m. Wednesday, said Richard French, spokesperson for the Los Angeles [...] [...more]

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Police Examine Whether Attack Was a Hate Crime

Detectives in Hollywood are trying to determine whether a victim who was physically assault early Sunday morning near the corner of Cahuenga Boulevard and Yucca Street was the victim of a hate crime because he was gay, or whether the incident was an unprovoked attack. Det. Kevin Becker, with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Hollywood [...] [...more]

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KLEAN Rehab Center Agreement Moves Forward

An agreement between West Hollywood and a high-end rehab center moved forward Monday after the city council unanimously voted to conditionally approve the agreement, city clerk Corey Schaffer said. The council held a public hearing Monday regarding a settlement agreement with KLEAN West Hollywood, a live-in drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility comprising nine apartments at [...] [...more]

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CRA Defaults Near $50 Million

Of the $703 million that remains in the Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles’ (CRA/LA) portfolio, nearly $50 million are loans in default, a low figure compared to years past. During a meeting last week of CRA/LA’s governing board, the three-person board was presented with a quarterly report of the agency’s defaulted loans. David Bloom, [...] [...more]

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LAUSD to Reduce Local Districts From Eight to Five

When the 2012-2013 school year begins, Fairfax High School will operate under new supervision, as the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is reducing its number of local districts from eight to five. According to a statement, the move is expected to save the school district $6.4 million annually, though 64 administrative employees will be [...] [...more]

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