Hollywood expects 1 million at 84th annual Christmas Parade

Members of the Pacific American Volunteer Association (PAVA) World Korean Traditional Band danced and played music on Monday at the Hollywood and Highland Center to help kick off Hollywood’s holiday season and preparation for the 84th annual Christmas Parade on Nov. 29. More than one million people are expected to crowd the 3.2-mile parade route [...] [...more]

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West Hollywood honors transgender victims

Suspects in an SUV pulled up to a street corner in Fresno at 2 a.m. on July 24 and stabbed to death a 66-year-old. The victim, K.C. Haggard, was a transgender woman, but Fresno police referred to Haggard as a man. Hundreds gathered outside of West Hollywood’s library for Transgender Day of Remembrance on Friday, [...] [...more]

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Thankful for community support

Thousands of community members gathered in the days leading up to Thanksgiving to assemble food packages and serve dinner to people in need. Local organizations helping for the holiday include Big Sunday, C.I.T.Y. x1 and the L.O.V.E. Foundation. Big Sunday, a non-profit organization on Melrose Avenue, provided more than 2,000 bags of food yesterday to [...] [...more]

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LAPD hosts turkey giveaway, prepares feast for officers

Officers with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Hollywood Division on Wednesday teamed up with Aztecs Rising, a nonprofit gang prevention group, to give food to some of the less fortunate families in the city. Aztecs Rising members went around Los Angeles and passed out vouchers to approximately 250 families in need in the areas around [...] [...more]

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CIM project site may breathe new life into area

CIM Group has purchased a property at 5601 Santa Monica Blvd. where a shuttered Sears department store is currently located. A representative for CIM confirmed the property had been purchased but declined to comment on what is planned or the purchase price. The Sears store closed in 2008, and plans by a previous owner for [...] [...more]

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City mulls Palladium plan, zone changes

The Los Angeles Planning Commission will consider General Plan ammendments and zone changes for the Palladium Residences project that could bring two residential towers to the north of the concert venue on Sunset Boulevard, which opponents call part of the “Manhattanization” of Hollywood. The project intends to maintain the Palladium as a historic venue while [...] [...more]

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Plan would put Target back on track in Hollywood

The Los Angeles Planning Commission approved a plan presented on Nov. 12 that city leaders hope will restart construction of a partially completed Target store located at the southwest corner of Sunset Boulevard and Western Avenue. The commission recommended amendments to the Hollywood Community Plan and the Mobility Element of the city’s General Plan, as [...] [...more]

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Indigenous Peoples Day could join L.A.’s calendar

Councilman Mitch O’Farrell, 13th district, presented an idea Friday that could lead to a new holiday for Angelenos – one to celebrate and honor indigenous people, their history and cultural contributions. O’Farrell, a member of the Wyandotte Native American tribe, proposed in a motion that the city consider establishing Indigenous Peoples Day as a legal [...] [...more]

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West Hollywood Ethics Reform Task Force makes final recommendations, disbands

West Hollywood City Council members unanimously agreed on Monday to review each of the recommendations of the Ethics Reform Task Force individually on a month-by-month basis starting in January, then thanked and disbanded the group. Councilman John D’Amico said the commitment to develop the recommendations and bring the items back in ordinance form and “make [...] [...more]

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Suspects sought in two hit and runs at same site

A suspect is being sought for a hit and run on Nov. 15 at the intersection of Beverly Boulevard and Normandie Avenue that severely injured a male victim. The hit and run occurred at approximately 10:25 p.m. as the unidentified victim was crossing Beverly Boulevard and was struck by a driver in a car traveling [...] [...more]

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