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‘Dog friendly city’ becomes friendlier

By Edwin Folven, 11/20/2014

City council adds two off-leash areas to park master plan

Portions of West Hollywood Park will be going to the dogs after the city council voted on Monday to incorporate plans for two dog areas into the Phase II master plan for the park. The decision to create a 4,000-square-foot area for small dogs and a 7,500-square-foot area for larger breeds was met with optimism [...] [...more]

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Cat & Fiddle owners seek a new place to call home

By Jonathan Van Dyke, 11/20/2014

Popular Hollywood pub to close in December

The Cat & Fiddle Restaurant and Pub has been a staple at the historic 6530 Sunset Blvd. building in Hollywood, known for its large outdoor patio courtyard catering residents and industry clientele. But that run has come to an end, the restaurant’s owners said. On Dec. 15, The Cat & Fiddle will close its doors [...] [...more]

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Yaroslavsky’s legacy cemented at LACMA

By Edwin Folven, 11/20/2014

Museum announces that plaza will be named after supervisor

A plaza at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) will be renamed “Zev Yaroslavsky Plaza” after the retiring Los Angeles County Supervisor, in honor of his longtime support for the museum. The plaza will be located in an existing open area between 6th Street and the museum’s BP Grand Entrance and Ray’s and [...] [...more]

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Marlborough School’s Wagner steps down

By Edwin Folven, 11/20/2014

Head of School to resign in June over handling of harassment claims

Head of school Barbara Wagner will step down from her post at Marlborough School at the end of the academic year. The announcement follows an investigation into the past alleged misconduct of an English teacher, centering on sexual harassment toward students. The all-girls school for grades 7-12, located at 250 S. Rossmore Ave., issued a [...] [...more]

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Councilwoman to move on, Prang inches toward victory

By Jonathan Van Dyke, 11/20/2014

Various candidates have begun the petitioning process for a spot on the West Hollywood City Council, however, there was one name that was notably absent. Councilwoman Abbe Land will not be running for re-election to the West Hollywood City Council. At this time, a staff member said her only comment is that she does not [...] [...more]

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Sheriff’s captain brings policing to the people

By Edwin Folven, 11/20/2014

‘Captain’s Walkabout’ series focuses on community issues

With the holidays around the corner, when thefts tend to spike, the leadership at the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station is taking its crime prevention message to the streets with the “Captain’s Walkabout”, a series of walks in which authorities gather input directly from the public. Capt. Gary Honings, who has been the commanding officer at [...] [...more]

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Detectives seek additional victims of sexual assaults

By Edwin Folven, 11/20/2014

Police are searching for potential victims of an individual who they said allegedly targeted Korean women through advertisements for modeling, and then attempted to sexually assault them. Det. Deann Maltos, with the LAPD’s Operations West Bureau Sexual Assault Detail, identified the alleged suspect as Jung Park, 41, a resident of Koreatown. Park allegedly placed advertisements [...] [...more]

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Police hope video will help them find suspect

By Edwin Folven, 11/20/2014

Man is wanted for assault outside Roosevelt Hotel

Detectives hope a surveillance camera video will help them identify a suspect who severely injured a victim during a fight near the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in the early morning hours after Halloween. The incident occurred at approximately 2:55 a.m. on Nov. 1 in an alley near Orange Drive, south of Hollywood Boulevard. The victim and [...] [...more]

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Historic Spaulding Square turns 100

By Jonathan Van Dyke, 11/20/2014

Neighborhood retains turn-of-the-century charm and character

A portable exhibit smack dab in the middle of Spaulding Square had a lot of stories to tell during the neighborhood’s annual Harvest Festival. This year, residents were celebrating something with a little more heft than the autumn weather sweeping in — they were feting the neighborhood’s 100th year in existence. “It’s heartwarming to see [...] [...more]

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Supervisor helps dedicate scenic overlook

11/20/2014

Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky (center) and Malibu Mayor Skylar Peak (right) recently dedicated a new scenic overlook at Dan Blocker County Beach. They were joined by David Blocker (second from left), son of the late actor Dan Blocker, who appeared as “Hoss Cartwright” on the television show “Bonanza”, and other Blocker family members [...] [...more]

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