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100 years and 1.5 million lives later

Thousands will gather on the streets of Los Angeles on Friday to march in honor of the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, and to pressure the Turkish and United States governments into officially recognizing the genocide. On April 21, the White House confirmed that President Obama will not use the word [...] [...more]

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Candidates spar at hillside debates

Campaigning for the 4th District Council Office took a turn this week following two heated debates and the revelation of a dismissed rape allegation 13 years ago against candidate David Ryu. On Monday night, news surfaced that Ryu faced a charge of attempted rape in 2002 that was eventually dismissed. According to court documents, Ryu [...] [...more]

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LACMA celebrates golden anniversary

“What do you give a museum for its birthday? Art of course,” said Michael Govan, CEO and Wallis Annenberg director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). LACMA kicked off its 50th anniversary last weekend with a star-studded gala and the opening of the new “50 for 50: Gifts on the Occasion of [...] [...more]

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Nurses protest schedule changes at Olympia Medical Center

Dozens of registered nurses (RNs) gathered in front of the Olympia Medical Center for a vigil and rally on Monday, April 20, to protest against the hospital management’s new schedule change for nurses. According to the California Nurses Association (CNA), Olympia Medical Center, located at 5900 W. Olympic Blvd., selectively changed the work schedule of [...] [...more]

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Residents of Sunset & Gordon project told to move out

The future of dozens of residents in the controversial Sunset and Gordon building in Hollywood remains in limbo after the Los Angeles Board of Building and Safety Commissioners on Tuesday upheld an order that the building must be vacated. The commission voted 5-0 that the department of building and safety did not abuse its discretion [...] [...more]

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Rec and Parks votes to go it alone to operate The Greek

The Los Angeles Recreation and Parks (RAP) Commission approved on Wednesday preliminary plans for the city to operate the Greek Theatre. RAP staff recommended the motion after plans to choose a private operator fell through during a drawn out process that began May 2014. The historic music venue, located at 2700 Vermont Ave. in Griffith [...] [...more]

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Mid-City West nixes museum’s sphere

The Mid-City West Community Council (MCWCC) voted in favor of the proposed Academy Museum on Tuesday, but without a major component of the project — the spherical theatre. The proposed development would rehabilitate and adaptively reuse the exterior of the May Company Wilshire building at the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue, which is [...] [...more]

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Council approves reward system for hit and runs

The Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved a new tiered reward system for hit and runs on Wednesday that will provide monetary incentives for people to report drivers who fail to stop after collisions. The decision was spurred by the nearly 20,000 hit-and-run collisions that were reported last year citywide, which resulted in 150 deaths [...] [...more]

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Yom HaShoah ceremony unites generations

Los Angeles will commemorate the Holocaust throughout the week and weekend as part of the 62nd annual Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. On Sunday, thousands will gather at Pan Pacific Park at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMOTH) for the museum’s 23rd annual “Yom HaShoah Day of Holocaust Commemoration”. Los Angeles Mayor Eric [...] [...more]

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Tar Pits folk singer strikes a chord with visitors

A crowd of elementary school children on a field trip at the La Brea Tar Pits gathers around Charlie Cox, who is standing near the mammoths, playing his banjo. A growing circle of jumping children dance along to Cox’s rendition of the “Virginia Reel”. Parents and teachers wait seated and resting on the stone benches [...] [...more]

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