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Officers honored for courageous acts

By Aaron Blevins, 9/11/2014

LAPD recognizes Medal of Valor and Purple Heart recipients

Their stories involved a life-and-death hostage situation, a gun battle that led to a manhunt through Koreatown, a shootout with innocent bystanders at risk and a rescue attempt on the San Diego (405) Freeway. Those were just a few of the incidents detailed in the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland last Thursday, when [...] [...more]

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City attorney hopes pilot project makes the grade

By Aaron Blevins, 9/11/2014

Programs expected to boost school safety

The Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office has deployed a slate of resources to help ensure school safety at four L.A. campuses as part of its Neighborhood School Safety Program, a pilot project launched last week. Joseph Le Conte Middle School in Hollywood was among the school sites selected. Officials will look to alleviate a variety [...] [...more]

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Parents continue to fight LAUSD special ed policies

By Aaron Blevins, 9/11/2014

Opening brief filed in appeal of federal court ruling

After a judge ruled against their motion to intervene in a class-action lawsuit, two parents who oppose the Los Angeles Unified School District’s (LAUSD) recent special education policy changes have filed an appeal. A lawyer representing the parents — Mina Lee and Frances Moreno — filed their opening brief at the end of August. They [...] [...more]

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Department investigates Belk’s arrest

By Edwin Folven, 9/11/2014

Chief says arrest was lawful, but there is room for improvement

The Beverly Hills Police Department has launched an internal investigation into the arrest of a man who was taken into custody on Aug. 22 during a search for a serial bank robber near Wilshire and La Cienega boulevards. The man, identified as Charles Belk, matched the description of an alleged accomplice of the bank robbery [...] [...more]

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Street improvement effort raises new safety concerns

By Aaron Blevins, 9/11/2014

Laurel Canyon residents want an EIR completed

According to some residents of Laurel Canyon, the only two homes on Bulwer Drive have been a nuisance and eyesore for more than 20 years, providing a hub for drug use, partying and prostitution. Now, after purchasing the properties, a developer is looking to improve Bulwer Drive, a project that some residents believe will enable [...] [...more]

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A new flight attendant in Hollywood

By Aaron Blevins, 9/11/2014

Airport’s FlyAway service expected to benefit tourism

Tourists and residents in Hollywood may now have a convenient option to get to LAX, as Los Angeles World Airports has launched an $8 FlyAway bus service that runs 15 minutes after each hour from 5:15 a.m. to 10:15 p.m. every day, including holidays. Officials praised the announcement made last Wednesday, stating that the service [...] [...more]

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Miracle Mile murderer sentenced to life in prison

By Aaron Blevins, 9/11/2014

Robin Kyu Cho was convicted in 2012

A man convicted of murdering two women and a 2-year-old child in the Miracle Mile in 2003 has been sentenced to life in prison, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Robin Kyu Cho, 55, was convicted of murdering 30-year-old Chi Hyon Song, her son, Hyun Woo, and their 56-year-old nanny, Eun Sik [...] [...more]

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Man commits suicide outside station

By Aaron Blevins, 9/11/2014

WeHo deputies find 52-year-old dead in station parking lot

After speaking to a dispatcher for just over one minute, a 52-year-old man fatally shot himself in the parking lot of the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station at approximately 10:05 p.m. on Saturday. As of Wednesday, the man had not been publicly identified, pending the notification of next of kin. Authorities have described him only as [...] [...more]

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WeHo’s Russian population shrinking

By Daniel Neyman, 9/11/2014

Advisory board chair discusses the status of Russians in the city

West Hollywood has been home to a thriving community of Russians and Russian-speaking people since the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, but officials fear that the community is shrinking. According to the U.S. Census conducted in 2010, the Russian-speaking community makes up about 13.6 percent of West Hollywood’s population. However, the senior members [...] [...more]

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Celebrate High Holy Days with Judaic art

By Edwin Folven, 9/11/2014

The Jewish High Holy Days, one of the most important periods of the Jewish calendar, begins at sundown on Wednesday, Sept. 24, with Rosh Hashanah — the Jewish New Year — and ends on Oct. 4 with Yom Kippur, which is also known as the Day of Atonement. Abe Wintner, owner of Abe Wintner Judaic [...] [...more]

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