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‘Hooray for Hollywood’ film workers

When prop master Renata Ray’s mother was undergoing chemotherapy, Ray was filming in another state. When her mother reacted badly to the treatment, Ray was hundreds of miles away. When her mother lost her hair, Ray wished that she was home. She is among many production workers who have had to spend time away from [...] [...more]

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City looks to break the cycle of domestic violence

The NFL may have carried domestic violence issues into the national spotlight in recent weeks, but the public dialogue that has followed ignores the fact that violence is a part of many American families’ daily lives. During a press conference last Friday, Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer and Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie [...] [...more]

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Latin music ‘royalty’ visits Los Angeles High School

Band members from Los Angeles High School were the lucky recipients of new instruments that were donated on Tuesday by the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation. Although the donation was exciting news, students were even more enthusiastic about a visit from Latin music superstar Prince Royce, who attended the announcement and provided an inspirational message. The [...] [...more]

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Law enforcement leader says goodbye

Hundreds of fellow police officers, city officials and community members attended a “goodbye” party in the Wilshire Division’s parking lot on Sept. 18 to honor Capt. Eric Davis, who is retiring at the end of the month after 33 years of service with the Los Angeles Police Department. Numerous attendees embraced the retiring captain, and [...] [...more]

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City council postpones 8899 Beverly decision

The West Hollywood City Council on Monday postponed making a decision on a controversial development at 8899 Beverly Blvd., and asked the developer to come back to the council at a later date with changes that may make the project more compatible with the surrounding community. The project, known as 8899 Beverly, is proposed by [...] [...more]

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Taking steps to counter terrorism

On the heels of the 13th remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the Miracle Mile Civic Coalition on Wednesday hosted its annual safety summit to discuss emergency preparedness and homeland security. City officials and first responders attended the event, which was moderated by USC adjunct professor Dr. Erroll Southers. Panelists were Colonel Jeff [...] [...more]

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Community court system tries its hand at justice

Members of the community could soon have an opportunity to help address quality of life crimes in their neighborhoods as part of the Los Angeles City Attorney Office’s Neighborhood Justice Program. Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer last week announced the launch of the pilot program, which will create a community court in South Los [...] [...more]

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LAYN opens new emergency shelter

Former Los Angeles Youth Network (LAYN) resident Jevon Wilkes recently discovered that a home can be defined as a place of origin, and that origin can be described as a point in which a new life begins or starts its own existence. He said those words could also be used to define LAYN’s new emergency [...] [...more]

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Festival mines local talent at the La Brea Tar Pits

Large crowds are expected to converge on the grounds of the George C. Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits on Saturday, Sept. 20, for TARFEST 2014, a festival of music and art that showcases up-and-coming local talent. TARFEST, which is now in its 12th year, has grown annually to include live art demonstrations, [...] [...more]

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Metro implements fare increases

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) on Monday implemented fare changes that will generally increase the cost of riding Metro buses and trains throughout Los Angeles County. However, the alterations include a two-hour period of free transfers that will allow riders to switch buses or trains without paying additional money, as long as [...] [...more]

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