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Ramsay, Ryu headed for runoff

By Jonathan Van Dyke, 3/04/2015

Candidate Tomas O’Grady remains a close third in count

Carolyn Ramsay and David Ryu led the unofficial vote count in the primary election for the 4th District Council Office as of Wednesday afternoon, with Tomas O’Grady trailing by approximately 60 votes. In the uncertified final vote tally — which does not include some vote-by-mail ballots or provisional votes — Ramsay received 15.32 percent (2,911), [...] [...more]

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WeHo deputy misconduct prompts changes to system

By Jonathan Van Dyke, 3/05/2015

Council may seek greater oversight

The West Hollywood City Council will examine potential changes to its council deputy system, but not until after the election process is finished, officials said. In recent weeks the deputy system has come under fire. Each city council member works part time, and therefore employs a fulltime deputy to represent his or her office. Councilman [...] [...more]

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Voters approve changes to WeHo city council

By Jonathan Van Dyke, 3/04/2015

Third-place candidate is still to be determined

West Hollywood Mayor John D’Amico, candidate Lauren Meister and candidate Lindsey Horvath led a tight race for West Hollywood City Council as of Wednesday afternoon — a result that could lead to the end of Mayor Pro Tempore John Heilman’s long tenure on city council. D’Amico received 1,892 votes, Meister received 1,750 votes, Horvath received [...] [...more]

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Noteworthy women honored in March

By Luis Rivas, 3/05/2015

Actress and Park La Brea resident honored

Los Angeles will be honoring women from the past and present who have contributed to the arts, advocacy and women’s rights this year during International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month. There will be a series of events raising awareness about issues affecting women and honoring women from Los Angeles. One woman who has contributed [...] [...more]

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Police crack down on pot sales outside dispensary

By Edwin Folven, 3/05/2015

Neighbors are fed up with medical marijuana store in community

A medical marijuana dispensary at Western and Barton avenues in Hollywood is under investigation for buyers purchasing marijuana, and then selling it to teens. Dassler Jimenez, a resident and business owner in the neighborhood, said he often witnessed teens gathering on Barton Avenue near the Natural Remedies Caregivers dispensary at 927 N. Western Ave. and [...] [...more]

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Lakers legend offers inspiration to students

By Jonathan Van Dyke, 3/05/2015

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar joins excited students at Kingsley Elementary

The homemade paper Dr. Seuss hat atop the head of Kingsley Elementary kindergartner Harley Cruz gave her a foot of extra height during an assembly last Friday, but she was still dwarfed by the school’s imposing visitor. Nonetheless, she walked up to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and thanked the Lakers legend for a “wonderful” assembly before scurrying [...] [...more]

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Scaffolding goes up around Academy Museum site

By Jonathan Van Dyke, 3/05/2015

Workers will study condition of facade

Construction workers began installing scaffolding on Tuesday around the May Company Wilshire building, at the northeast corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue. They will continue the work through March 13 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays. The northbound right lane of Fairfax Avenue next to the building will be closed during the [...] [...more]

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Police seek clues in murder of homeless woman

By Edwin Folven, 3/05/2015

Victim was found at bus shelter near Wilshire Boulevard and Norton Avenue

Police are searching for a suspect who stabbed a homeless woman to death at a bus shelter in the 4000 block of Wilshire Boulevard, near Norton Avenue. Det. John Skaggs, with the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Bureau Homicide Unit, said two pedestrians noticed the women was unconscious on a bus bench at approximately 9:20 [...] [...more]

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Driver charged in crash that killed LAPD officer

By Edwin Folven, 3/05/2015

Authorities allege truck’s brakes were improperly maintained

A truck driver who collided with a Los Angeles Police Department patrol car in Beverly Hills last March, killing one officer and injuring another, has been charged with felony gross vehicular manslaughter with negligence. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced the charge on Monday against Robert Maldonado, 46, who was arrested by California [...] [...more]

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Auto burglaries shift to new areas in Wilshire Division

By Edwin Folven, 3/05/2015

An increase in auto burglaries that was recently occurring in the neighborhoods around Wilshire Boulevard between Fairfax and La Brea Avenues has decreased since police issued a warning two weeks ago. However, authorities are concerned that thieves may now be targeting vehicles in the Melrose District, which has experienced a slight increase in auto burglaries [...] [...more]

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