Archive | May, 2011

Father Gregory Boyle Defends Murder Victim

In the wake of the April 17 shooting death of 22-year-old Lorenzo Smith, who was killed while at a party in a recording studio in the 1600 block of North La Brea Avenue, Father Gregory Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries, which assists at-risk and formerly gang-involved youth to become contributing members of their community, has [...] [...more]

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Suspects Charged in Robbery and Murder of MTV Coordinator

An arraignment has been postponed until June 2 for the three suspects charged in a series of murders and robberies in the Wilshire, Olympic and Koreatown areas, including the murder of 30-year-old MTV coordinator Gabriel Ben-Meir, who shot and killed on May 8 outside his apartment south of the Miracle Mile. The suspects, Destiny Young, [...] [...more]

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Hooray for Hollywood High & Jersey Mikes

To celebrate the grand opening of the Jersey Mike’s in Hollywood, the franchise held a fundraiser benefitting Hollywood High School. Over 10,000 coupons were distributed, offering  a free Jersey Mike’s sandwich with a donation of one dollar or more to the Hollywood High School Performing Arts program. Peter Cancro, founder and CEO of Jersey Mike’s [...] [...more]

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Restaurant News

Larchmont Grill Winemaker Dinner Tonight at 6:30 p.m., winemaker Jann Forth will introduce guests to the amazing wines from the Dry Creek region of California. This fun yet informative dinner will include a crafted five-course menu to complement Forth Vineyard’s wines. The event will include an “aroma bar” to assist guests in identifying the nose [...] [...more]

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‘Bridesmaids’ Weds Perverse Comedy with Sincerity

There’s nothing quite like four bridesmaids having food poisoning due to some ill-prepared Brazilian food in the middle of a dress fitting at an upscale store. That’s pretty much what “Bridesmaids” has to offer: two hours of women proving that the chick flick can cope with some dirt under its manicured nails. The final product: [...] [...more]

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Two Suspects Arrested in WeHo Street Robbery

Two suspects were arrested on May 12 for allegedly robbing a victim in West Hollywood the previous night. The robbery occurred around 11:10 p.m. on May 11 near the corner of Fountain and Fairfax Avenues. Two suspects allegedly pulled up in a dark colored Cadillac, and one suspect jumped out of the car and robbed [...] [...more]

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Police Seek Leads in Wilshire Area Doughnut Shop Hold-Up

Investigators with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Wilshire Division are asking for help in identifying a suspect who robbed a doughnut shop in the 1200 block of South La Brea Avenue on May 3, and whose image was caught on surveillance video. The suspect entered the 24-hour doughnut shop around 4:30 a.m. carrying what appeared [...] [...more]

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The Homeless Get a Helping Hand

In April 2010, nearly 100 volunteers fanned out across Hollywood over three nights to count the number of homeless people living on the streets to gauge the severity of the problem and determine how to best use available resources. A little more than a year later, the Hollywood Homeless Registry has resulted in more than [...] [...more]

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Fairfax High Feels the Pain of District Budget Cuts

When Fairfax High’s instrumental music director Ray Vizcarra came to the school five years ago, there were no music classes, marching band or orchestra. Since then, Vizcarra has built the school’s music program from the ground up into one of the most acclaimed programs in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), attracting approximately 100 [...] [...more]

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Four Arrests Made in Murder on La Brea

Four arrests were made last week in the shooting death of 22-year-old Lorenzo Smith, who was killed while at a party in a recording studio in the 1600 block of North La Brea Avenue on April 17. Known gang members Glen Wagner, Miguel Estrada, Brittany Jackson and Paul Benoit were arrested on May 5 for [...] [...more]

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