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Judge halts Target construction

By Aaron Blevins, 8/28/2014

If you build it (without permitting or approvals), they will (probably not) come (to tell you to tear it down). To individuals and organizations in opposition of proposed and under-construction developments in Hollywood, that sentiment is becoming more and more common. Even with their projects wrapped up in litigation, some developers are proceeding as normal, [...] [...more]

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Homeowner dies in Mid-City house fire

By Edwin Folven, 8/28/2014

Clutter may have played a role in blaze

A 71-year-old man died in a house fire on Point View Street in the Mid-City area on Aug. 24, becoming the 18th person this year to perish during a blaze in a residential dwelling. Authorities believe an excessive amount of clutter inside the house may have contributed to the fire. There were no smoke alarms [...] [...more]

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Nonprofit celebrates 25 years of care

By Aaron Blevins, 8/28/2014

Project Angel Food honored during Dodgers’ LGBT Night Out

Project Angel Food launched its 25th anniversary celebration in grand fashion last Friday, when the Los Angeles Dodgers honored the organization during the club’s second annual LGBT Night Out. Prior to a victory over the New York Mets, the club paid tribute to Project Angel Food, which has served more than 9 million meals to [...] [...more]

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Alleged serial bank robber nabbed in Beverly Hills

By Edwin Folven, 8/28/2014

Arrest may put an end to two-year robbery spree

A female serial bank robber was apprehended on Aug. 22 in Beverly Hills following her 11th alleged hold-up in the area since 2012, and is now facing 11 felony charges for robbery and attempted robbery. Investigators had nicknamed the suspect the “purse-packing bandit” because she carried large handbags during the hold-ups. The arrest capped a [...] [...more]

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Club’s Miracle Awards honor local leaders

By Aaron Blevins, 8/28/2014

Democrats recognize Waxman’s legacy

After a successful 2013, the Miracle Mile Democratic Club’s officers were not entirely sure how to continue the momentum the club had going after its first year of existence. Then, a political legend announced his retirement. U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman’s decision sparked a flurry of activity, as candidates lined up to succeed the seasoned lawmaker. [...] [...more]

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Zone’s impact beginning to be felt

By Aaron Blevins, 8/28/2014

Federal designation continues to benefit Hollywood

Eight months after the federal government made a commitment to the city of Los Angeles with its Promise Zone designation, the zone’s leadership team has begun to take shape. Alison Becker, of Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office for Economic Development, is the Promise Zone’s director. She has been joined by Angelica Solis, the liaison to the [...] [...more]

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Suspect sought in WeHo shooting

By Edwin Folven, 8/28/2014

Gunman injures rap music producer ‘Suge’ Knight

Police were still searching for a suspect on Wednesday in the shooting of rap music producer Marion “Suge” Knight and two other victims on Aug. 24 during a private party hosted by signer Chris Brown at the 1Oak nightclub on the Sunset Strip. The shooting occurred at approximately 1:30 a.m. inside the nightclub, formerly known [...] [...more]

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Body found in DWP building near reservoir

By Edwin Folven, 8/28/2014

Coroner’s office identifies victim as a transient

The body of a man who authorities described as a transient was found in an abandoned structure at a Los Angeles Department of Water and Power facility at the Hollywood Reservoir on Aug. 21 in what is being described as a suicide. Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office spokesman Ed Winter declined to identify the victim [...] [...more]

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Death renews calls for safety measures

By Edwin Folven, 8/28/2014

Pedestrian struck and killed on Santa Monica on Aug. 23

Members of the West Hollywood community are calling for increased traffic safety measures after a 63-year-old West Hollywood resident was struck and killed on Aug. 23 near Santa Monica Boulevard and Hancock Avenue. The victim, identified as Clinton Bounds, was crossing Santa Monica Boulevard at approximately 12:17 a.m. when he was struck by an unidentified [...] [...more]

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Alleged serial gunman targeted victims in WeHo

By Edwin Folven, 8/28/2014

A 34-year-old man who allegedly fired a shotgun into a vehicle in West Hollywood, and allegedly killed three people during separate incidents during the past week in the northern San Fernando Valley, is facing numerous felony charges for murder and other crimes. One of the shootings attributed to the suspect occurred last Friday at approximately [...] [...more]

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