Archive | December, 2010

Food Trucks, Billboards and Pot

As we close out 2010, here is a look back on some of the biggest stories affecting the Miracle Mile, West Hollywood and Hollywood areas during the past year. Food Trucks What used to be commonly referred to as “roach coaches”, the food truck industry became chic in 2010, with high-end restaurants and other eateries [...] [...more]

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Rains Make for Bumpy Ride on City Streets

When heavy rains fall on Los Angeles, an outbreak of potholes is sure to follow. The city of Los Angeles sprung into action Tuesday to fix potholes caused by the recent rainstorms that swept through the city. City Council President Eric Garcetti, 13th District, and Councilman Tom LaBonge, 4th District, announced the first “Operation Pothole” [...] [...more]

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Float Celebrates Arrival of Cirque du Soleil

Viewers of the 122nd annual Tournament of Roses Parade on Jan. 1 will get a sneak preview of the upcoming Cirque du Soleil show “Iris” coming to the Kodak Theatre next summer, as members of the acrobatic troupe will be performing on the City of Los Angeles’ rose float. The city has had the longest [...] [...more]

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Fairfax Senior Marches to a New Tune as Drum Major

Fairfax High School senior Emmanuel “Manny” Montiel has had a very busy holiday season, not working or hanging out with family and friends during the two-week break from school, but practicing every day for his role as a drum major for the Los Angeles Unified School District’s (LAUSD) All City Honor Band. Montiel will be [...] [...more]

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Numerous New Laws to Take Effect on Jan. 1

There will be many new laws going into effect on Jan. 1. They range from decriminalizing the possession of marijuana to charging parents with misdemeanors when their children do not show up to school. Here is a partial list of some of the new laws. • Decriminalization of Marijuana (SB 1449) Possession of less than [...] [...more]

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Report Shows Rise in Hate Crimes Against Jews

According to the L.A. County Human Relations Commission, anti-Semitic hate crimes historically make up the largest number of reported hate crimes every year and the trend continued in 2009. The L.A. County Human Relations Commission released its annual report on hate crimes last week and found there were 530 hate crimes committed in 2009, down [...] [...more]

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Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop

For my 2011 New Year’s resolution, I promise to eat healthier. I’m going to cut out refined sugars, eat fresh produce and stay away from fatty foods. Recently, I dined at a restaurant in Beverly Hills that will help me keep my resolution all year long: Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop. I met the owner of the [...] [...more]

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New Year’s Dining and Entertainment

French Crepe Co. The French Crepe Co. has opened a third location, across from the AMC theaters in Burbank. It’s an ideal spot for a quick lunch or dinner before a movie or after shopping at the Media Center. The menu is similar to their Farmers Market and Hollywood and Highland locations – delicious savory [...] [...more]

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‘True Grit’ Feels Half False; ‘The Fighter’ Presses On

“True Grit” If the Coen brothers decided to remake “Gone with the Wind” or “Star Wars”, I don’t think most critics would question it. No surprise then that a John Wayne western met a similar lack of resistance. I can’t say I’m as crazy about “True Grit” though. While largely enjoyable, it’s a genre film [...] [...more]

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L.A. Authorities Say ‘No’ to Gunfire During New Year’s Celebrations

The Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department have launched their annual awareness campaign against shooting into the air on New Year’ Eve. The campaign is designed to reduce incidents of indiscriminate gunfire that have continued to be a deadly tradition in Los Angeles County. The California Penal Code prohibits negligent [...] [...more]

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