PAL program packs a wallop

By Aaron Blevins, 4/24/2014

Activities league offers opportunities for children, officers

Early in the morning on a day in 1996, Ron Sanchez and a gang unit officer were waiting on the coroner to pick up the body of a tagger/gang member in an alley within the jurisdiction of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Hollywood Division. Sanchez, then a detective lieutenant, and the other officer, George Ryan, [...]

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Suspect in shooting at LAPD West Traffic Division dies

By Edwin Folven, 4/24/2014

A 29-year-old suspect who walked into the lobby of the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Traffic Division earlier this month and opened fire on two police officers has died of wounds he suffered when the officers returned fire. The suspect, Daniel Yealu, had been hospitalized in critical condition since the incident, and died at approximately [...]

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City takes new route to the Hollywood Sign

By Aaron Blevins, 4/24/2014

Shuttle program aims to reduce congestion

In hopes of heading off vehicle traffic to the Hollywood Sign, the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks has launched a shuttle program to link tourists and residents with the sign and the Griffith Observatory. The weekend shuttle pilot program will begin on May 3 and run through July. The cost will be $7 [...]

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Groups boycott ‘The Pink Palace’

By Aaron Blevins, 4/24/2014

Hotel criticized for ties to the nation of Brunei

Some LGBT advocates are calling for a boycott of the Beverly Hills Hotel due to its affiliation with the nation of Brunei, which has introduced stoning to death as a punishment for crimes of a sexual nature, such as sodomy. The boycott is being led by UNITE HERE, a union representing workers in the hospitality [...]

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Accidental shooting being probed in West Hollywood

By Edwin Folven, 4/24/2014

Invesitigation into Winkler’s death could take up to six months

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department investigators have released new information about the sequence of events leading up to an accidental deputy-involved shooting of two victims on April 7 at an apartment building on Palm Avenue in West Hollywood. Deputies mistakenly shot and killed one victim, and wounded a second victim, while responding to an assault [...]

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Council still seeking redevelopment funding

By Aaron Blevins, 4/24/2014

WeHo officials support Bloom bill to free up $32 million

The West Hollywood City Council on Monday voted in support of AB 2493 authored by Assemblyman Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica), who is looking to free up redevelopment funding from 2011 for several projects in Southern California. In 2012, all redevelopment agencies in the state were dissolved, leaving millions of dollars of funding in limbo. The [...]

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City to examine use of rat poison

By Edwin Folven, 4/24/2014

Officials fear that P 22’s illness could be from rodenticides

The Los Angeles City Council is moving forward with an examination on the use of rat poisons in city parks after it was disclosed recently that a mountain lion living in Griffith Park may have been sickened from eating animals that had consumed rodents that ingested the poison. The mountain lion was discovered in the [...]

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‘Purse packing bandit’ strikes again

By Edwin Folven, 4/24/2014

Police hope new photos will lead to suspect’s arrest

A female bank robber nicknamed the “purse packing bandit” struck for the seventh time in the local area on March 27, and police have released new photographs that they hope will help identify her. The most recent robbery occurred at approximately 4:40 p.m. at a Bank of America branch in the 400 block of N. [...]

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Suspect arrested following arson attempt in Hollywood

By Edwin Folven, 4/24/2014

Officers escape injury after man throws construction materials

Police in Hollywood arrested a man who they described as a transient late Sunday after he assaulted officers and then barricaded himself inside a residence on Fuller Avenue and attempted to set fire to the house. The incident began at approximately 11:30 p.m., when police received a call about vandalism and a possible assault occurring [...]

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New neighborhood prosecutors assigned

By Edwin Folven, 4/24/2014

Official will examine quality of life issues in community

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer has announced that he is expanding the neighborhood prosecutor program citywide, and will soon assign neighborhood prosecutors to police stations in different regions, including the Los Angeles Police Department’s Wilshire Division. Neighborhood prosecutors assist police and members of the public with quality of life issues affecting communities such as [...]

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Vandalism at synagogue ruled a hate crime

By Edwin Folven, 4/24/2014

LAPD officers ramp up patrols near Jewish centers

Investigators have ruled that an incident on March 28 in which rocks were thrown through three stained glass windows at a synagogue on Fairfax Avenue was a hate crime. Det. Jennifer Lee, the hate crimes coordinator with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Wilshire Division, said the decision was made because the rocks were thrown at [...]

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Man pleads no contest in fatal stabbing on Hollywood Boulevard

By Edwin Folven, 4/24/2014

A homeless man who was part of a group that allegedly attacked a woman on Hollywood Boulevard last summer, resulting in her death, was sentenced on Wednesday to two years in state prison. The defendant, Jason Joel Wolstone, 34, pleaded no contest to an assault charge for his role in the fatal stabbing last June, [...]

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A Dining Guide to New Orleans

By Karen Villalpando, 4/24/2014

There are many benefits of a Tulane University education, of which our daughter is currently reaping. For us, we rest assured she is receiving a world class education at this prestigious bastion of knowledge, and we have the opportunity to visit her and enjoy all the amenities the Crescent City has to offer – namely its [...]

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New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival — April 25 to May 4

By Karen Villalpando, 4/24/2014

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival began in April 1970 by one of the greatest gospel singers of our time, Mahalia Jackson, and Duke Ellington. Since then it has grown into an important cultural event with great significance. The festival highlights all of the cultural bests of New Orleans – music, food, crafts and [...]

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DeSano Pizza and Bakery

By Jill Weinlein, 4/24/2014

Bless this pizza pie from Napoli!

DeSano Pizza is a unique Napoli style pizza place where you can see your pizza prepared and then popped into one of four traditional wood-fired ovens imported from Italy. Each oven is 10,000 pounds and heats easily to 900 degrees. The ovens have the names of an Italian city and saint on the front. “In [...]

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Restaurant News

By Jill Weinlein, 4/24/2014

Tequila at Petrossian Tonight, West Hollywood’s premiere caviar house, Petrossian offers an exclusive evening dedicated to Tequila. Executive Chef Giselle Wellman will present a five- course menu inspired by her Mexican roots and pair the dishes alongside the many 123 Organic Tequila labels. David Ravandi, founder and expert behind 123 Organic Tequila, will be on [...]

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The Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Hotel & Resort

4/24/2014

Tonight at 6 p.m., Coastal Grill’s Executive Chef Tim Hulbert is preparing a five-course meal, accompanied by refreshing craft beers provided by Surf Brewery. The menu consists of such tempting dishes as grilled chicken medallions, accompanied by Mondo’s Blonde Ale; ahi tuna with Wahine Wheat Beer; Snake River pork tenderloin accompanied with Surf Black IPA-style [...]

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Vintage Bouquet wine & food celebration

4/24/2014

The Beverly Hills Bar Association’s (BHBA) “Vintage Bouquet” fundraiser is scheduled on Sunday, April 27 from noon to 4 p.m. at Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills. Guests will enjoy wines, spirits and food while raising money for community based pro bono legal service programs. Hors d’oeuvres and desserts prepared by Los Angeles-area restaurants and chefs [...]

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‘The Raid 2’ lacks excitement of its predecessor

By Tim Posada, 4/24/2014

Two years ago, a modest Indonesian martial arts film, “The Raid”, slipped by the average moviegoer. Subtitles are a tough sell, and Jackie Chan largely ruined the entire roundhouse-kicking genre for most people. But “The Raid: Redemption” rises above the rest. Forget CGI, “The Raid” redefined the martial arts film thanks to its original approach [...]

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