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Pipe breaks snarl traffic in Hollywood

Water mains ruptured and flooded the Fairfax District and the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and Highland Avenue between Sunday and Tuesday, causing road closures, lane reductions and minimal customer impacts, according to Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (DWP) officials. The underground pipe at Santa Monica and Highland experienced three leaks between Monday [...] [...more]

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Changes at Greek Theatre playing out like a drama

“This is like a marathon, I’m not sure what mile we’re at but it’s definitely not over.” Nederlander Company general manager Rena Wasserman made this statement after reflecting on a decision last week by the Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Commission to recommend control of the Greek Theatre to Live Nation. “We take this seriously [...] [...more]

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Court ruling may bring back digital billboards

A recent court decision could pave the way for electronic signs and larger billboards to be resurrected in Los Angeles. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Luis A. Lavin, in a decision filed on Oct. 14, ruled that the city’s ban on billboards “runs afoul of the California Constitution’s protection of free speech.” Specifically, the court [...] [...more]

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Measures make for safer school crossings

New flashing lights and signs were unveiled in front of Joseph Le Conte Middle School in Hollywood on Monday as part of a program to improve safety for students as they walk to and from classes. Los Angeles City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell, 13th District, and representatives of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) announced [...] [...more]

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Construction imminent for Wilshire project

Construction is anticipated to get underway in November on a six-story, mixed-use project known as The Mansfield that will bring 138 apartments to the 5100 block of Wilshire Blvd, between Orange Drive and Mansfield Avenue. A Burger King restaurant closed last week at the site, and a Korean church group that leased space in a [...] [...more]

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No place like NOLA

August humidity has evaporated giving way to fall weather, which provides the perfect backdrop to dining in the Crescent City. New Orleans is in full bloom now and we recently visited our daughter who is attending Tulane University. With Rebecca now in her sophomore year, she knows her way around the city and has a [...] [...more]

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Horror films that’ll make you rethink the genre

Tired of the same old horror films? It’s easy to find the classics, but perhaps you crave something from this century — something you probably haven’t seen yet or are resistant to see. With few enjoyable options on the big screen right now, you must turn to the abyss of Netflix or IMDb for suggestions [...] [...more]

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Change comes from the top at LAUSD

Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) stakeholders stressed harmony and stabilization moving forward after Superintendent John Deasy resigned on Oct. 16 and former superintendent Ramon Cortines was appointed in his place. The 83-year-old Cortines previously led LAUSD from 2009 to 2011, and on an interim basis in 2000. He also has been superintendent of districts [...] [...more]

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Tree removal plan begins to take root

The Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is rolling forward with preliminary plans for construction of the Purple Line subway extension, and is planning to remove approximately 100 trees along the four-mile stretch between the Wilshire/Western and Wilshire/La Cienega stations. The tree removal has generated concern among members of the Miracle Mile Civic Coalition, and [...] [...more]

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Marlborough School celebrates a milestone

In 1889, teacher Mary Caswell relocated to California and established an all-girls school in Pasadena. Little did she know that the school would continue to prepare young girls for adulthood more than a century later. Marlborough School is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year, and last weekend, the Los Angeles landmark hosted a party, complete [...] [...more]

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