Archive | July, 2011

WeHo Spends More to Boost Presence in the Digital Age

The City of West Hollywood prides itself on being on the forefront of social change and leadership, and this week, as a sign of its commitment to forward thinking and technology, the city redefined the job description and raised the salary of its digital media coordinator. After a review of the position’s required knowledge and [...] [...more]

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Project to Bring New Retail to Wilshire Vista

A new development designed to bring more neighborhood-serving businesses to the Wilshire Vista District is under construction at the corner of Pico and Hauser Boulevards. The project was originally named the “Wilshire Vista Plaza”, but a new name is now being considered by the owner, Georges Amran. It will include 14,000 square feet of new [...] [...more]

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Local Leader in the Jewish Community Remembered

Many people in the community are mourning the death of Lynne Sturt Weintraub, who died after a brief illness on April 23 at her home in the Fairfax District. Weintraub was president of the Temple Beth Zion on Olympic Boulevard, and was formerly a member of the clergy council for the Los Angeles Police Department’s [...] [...more]

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Flying Pig Café

As we walked along Central Ave. towards the Japanese American National Museum and The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, we noticed a group of people hovering around a pink food truck parked half a block away. People were drinking glasses of cold beer and gobbling down braised pork belly buns on the outside patio. One of [...] [...more]

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Restaurant News

Taste of the Farmers Market The Original Farmers Market hosted the “Taste of the Farmers Market” on July 12, featuring samples provided by the Market’s merchants. Kelsey Whitaker (left) served Carol Braddock one of more than 50 different items available for guests to try. The event brought large crowds to the Market, and the patrons [...] [...more]

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‘Harry Potter’ Casts a Lasting Spell in Final Chapter

It seems a sin to speak ill of the final adventure of Harry Potter, so I can’t help but join the fold and elevate the final chapter to the same level of high praise as everyone else. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2” is the example of a summer blockbuster: a grand story [...] [...more]

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Cops Crack Down on Violent ‘Chosen Few’ Gang

The Los Angeles Police Department is part of a multi-agency taskforce that recently targeted the “Chosen Few Motorcycle Club” in Los Angeles. The “Chosen Few”, which was formed in 1960, is considered a criminal gang. Its headquarters remain in the 10800 block of South Broadway, but its members operate throughout the city, and there are [...] [...more]

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Police Seek More ‘Smash-and-Grab’ Suspects

A 17-year-old suspect has been arrested for a series of smash-and-grab burglaries that have occurred since June. The suspect, who was not identified because he is a juvenile, was arrested after he was identified in surveillance footage smashing a jewelry case in a downtown store with a hammer and stealing gold chains. Investigators are also [...] [...more]

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‘Mini Mall Bandits’ Sought

Two women, who have been nicknamed the “Mini Mall Bandits” and the “Beauty Salon Bandits” by police because they allegedly stole wallets from baby strollers belonging to people at shopping centers and salons, have been identified. The thefts have been occurring during the past several weeks in the areas patrolled by the Los Angeles Police [...] [...more]

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Suspect Charged With Stalking Paris Hilton

A man charged earlier with disobeying a court order to stay away from Paris Hilton has been additionally charged with felony stalking, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office has announced. Deputy District Attorney Wendy Segall, with Target Crimes Division, said James Brian Rainford, 36, is has been charged with two counts of felony stalking [...] [...more]

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