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100 years and 1.5 million lives later

By Luis Rivas, 4/23/2015

Turkey refuses to recognize Armenian genocide; Obama omits word in speech

Thousands will gather on the streets of Los Angeles on Friday to march in honor of the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, and to pressure the Turkish and United States governments into officially recognizing the genocide. On April 21, the White House confirmed that President Obama will not use the word [...] [...more]

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Candidates spar at hillside debates

By Jonathan Van Dyke, 4/23/2015

Campaign promises made and a dismissed rape allegation surfaces

Campaigning for the 4th District Council Office took a turn this week following two heated debates and the revelation of a dismissed rape allegation 13 years ago against candidate David Ryu. On Monday night, news surfaced that Ryu faced a charge of attempted rape in 2002 that was eventually dismissed. According to court documents, Ryu [...] [...more]

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LACMA celebrates golden anniversary

By Edwin Folven, 4/23/2015

‘50 for 50’ exhibit showcases art gifted by benefactors

“What do you give a museum for its birthday? Art of course,” said Michael Govan, CEO and Wallis Annenberg director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). LACMA kicked off its 50th anniversary last weekend with a star-studded gala and the opening of the new “50 for 50: Gifts on the Occasion of [...] [...more]

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Nurses protest schedule changes at Olympia Medical Center

By Luis Rivas, 4/23/2015

Changes at hospital could affect 250 RNs

Dozens of registered nurses (RNs) gathered in front of the Olympia Medical Center for a vigil and rally on Monday, April 20, to protest against the hospital management’s new schedule change for nurses. According to the California Nurses Association (CNA), Olympia Medical Center, located at 5900 W. Olympic Blvd., selectively changed the work schedule of [...] [...more]

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Residents of Sunset & Gordon project told to move out

By Edwin Folven, 4/23/2015

Future of project remains uncertain

The future of dozens of residents in the controversial Sunset and Gordon building in Hollywood remains in limbo after the Los Angeles Board of Building and Safety Commissioners on Tuesday upheld an order that the building must be vacated. The commission voted 5-0 that the department of building and safety did not abuse its discretion [...] [...more]

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Union deepens its roots on the Miracle Mile

By Jonathan Van Dyke, 4/23/2015

SAG/AFTRA cements deal to remain in area for another decade

The Miracle Mile will continue to be home to the Hollywood elite with the dedication of SAG-AFTRA Plaza at the 5757 Wilshire Blvd. building. Union officials announced the plaza naming during a special ceremony last Thursday afternoon that included the unveiling of two 46-by-40-foot renderings of the SAG-AFTRA logo facing east and west at the [...] [...more]

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Runyon Canyon zipline doesn’t fly with residents

By Jonathan Van Dyke, 4/23/2015

Without any neighborhood or city support so far, it appears as though a proposal to install a zip line at Runyon Canyon Park has fizzled. Jeff Pruitt and Ryan Woods presented the idea to the Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council (HHWNC) on April 15, but have since received almost universally negative responses. “We’re kind of [...] [...more]

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Hancock Park couple accused of human trafficking

By Edwin Folven, 4/23/2015

Victims were allegedly forced to work in homes

A Los Angeles County grand jury indictment was unsealed on April 17 against two defendants who are accused of human trafficking. The defendants, Astati Halim, 56, and Hendra Anwar, 62, of Hancock Park, allegedly arranged for the victims to come to the United States from Indonesia for work, and then confiscated their passports. They allegedly [...] [...more]

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Alleged drunk driver arrested for fatal accident

By Edwin Folven, 4/22/2015

28-year-old suspect is a resident of West Hollywood

A 28-year-old alleged drunk driver is facing a voluntary manslaughter charge for a fatal collision that occurred on April 20 at approximately 2:05 a.m. at the intersection on Fountain and Curson avenues. The driver, who police identified as Vladislav Fedorov, of West Hollywood, remained at the scene and was taken into custody shortly after the [...] [...more]

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Hollywood police search for fatal stabbing suspect

By Edwin Folven, 4/23/2015

Police are searching for an African American man in his mid-20s who is a suspect in a fatal stabbing that occurred on April 22 in Hollywood. Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman Liliana Preciado said the stabbing was reported by witnesses at approximately 8:40 a.m. in a parking lot in the 1700 block of Las Palmas [...] [...more]

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