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Group vows to fight to keep Barham offramp

By Gregory Cornfield, 7/22/2015

Appeal pending after judge dismisses lawsuit

Despite a judge dismissing their lawsuit on Monday, members of Keep The Barham Ramp said they aren’t done trying to save the offramp on the Hollywood (101) Freeway. The lawsuit was ruled to be past the statute of limitations of the environmental impact report (EIR) for the NBCUniversal Evolution Plan to expand the theme park, [...] [...more]

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Police arrest suspect for murder in Hollywood

By Edwin Folven, 7/25/2015

Police arrested a suspect Friday who allegedly shot and killed a 30-year-old woman on July 5 as she walked with her boyfriend near McCadden Place and Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood.   Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Matthew Ludwig said the suspect, Ezeoma Obioha, 31, was taken into custody at approximately 7:15 p.m. on July 24 at [...] [...more]

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Supervisors boost minimum wage

By Edwin Folven, 7/22/2015

County’s plan mirrors city’s increase to $15 by 2020

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a plan Tuesday to increase the minimum wage in unincorporated county areas to $15 by July 1, 2020. The plan, spearheaded by Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, 3rd District, mirrors a plan passed by the city of Los Angeles that increases wages to $15 by 2020. [...] [...more]

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Encampments spring up as homelessness rises

By Edwin Folven, 7/22/2015

Authorities want to take comprehensive approach with issue

A 16 percent countywide increase in homelessness is evident in Hollywood, with encampments popping up 1on sidewalks and in open spaces along busy thoroughfares and near the Hollywood (101) Freeway. The increase is causing concern about crime and a lack of services, and has prompted city officials and stakeholders to look at ways to address [...] [...more]

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Rec and Parks holds lottery for booking the Greek Theatre

By Gregory Cornfield, 7/23/2015

Selection process is first step in city operating the venue

In its first major act as operator of the Greek Theatre, the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP) held a scheduling event last Thursday at Griffith Park’s Friendship Auditorium to book the talent for the concert venue’s 2016 roster. The event will most likely be remembered as far less exciting than any of [...] [...more]

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City approves Metro plan to remove trees on Wilshire

By Edwin Folven, 7/22/2015

Eighty-two trees will be taken out as part of subway project

The Los Angeles Board of Public Works unanimously approved a plan Wednesday to remove 82 trees on Wilshire Boulevard as part of the Purple Line Extension subway project. The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will remove the trees to make way for subway station construction at Wilshire Boulevard and La Brea Avenue, Fairfax [...] [...more]

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Lieu, Pelosi advocate for infrastructure investments

By Gregory Cornfield, 7/22/2015

Federal funding used to rebuild and repair system

With the California Incline reconstruction site in Santa Monica as a backdrop, Congressman Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) hosted a press conference on July 17 with House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, Santa Monica Mayor Kevin McKeown, Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, 3rd District, and other county leaders to highlight the need for infrastructure investment. The representatives [...] [...more]

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Death on Croft Avenue believed to be accidental

By Edwin Folven, 7/23/2015

Victim is fatally injured after falling from tree

The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office and the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Bureau Homicide Unit are investigating the death of a man who was found on July 17 outside an apartment building in the 1000 block of Croft Avenue. Authorities were called to the scene shortly after 4 p.m. after a resident reported that [...] [...more]

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Fatal crash forces 10 Freeway closure at La Brea

By Edwin Folven, 7/23/2015

A motorist was killed in a three-vehicle collision early Monday morning forcing authorities to close the eastbound lanes of the Santa Monica (10) Freeway at La Brea Avenue. California Highway Patrol officer Chris Baldonado said the collision occurred at approximately 3:40 a.m. The driver of a 1999 Mazda Miata who was entering the freeway from [...] [...more]

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Teahouse in Griffith Park will have new home

By Gregory Cornfield, 7/23/2015

City plans to move hilltop structure to a new location

An anonymous artist surprised hikers and Los Angeles city officials last month when a teahouse showed up overnight on a Griffth Park hiking trail near Dante’s View. The Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP) said it isn’t going to dismantle the teahouse. RAP representatives said they will relocate it because it’s illegal to [...] [...more]

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