Archive | February, 2012

Students Build Their Vision of WeHo

There is a vacant lot at the corner of Sunset Avenue and Hammond Street, and some students at West Hollywood Elementary School have plenty of ideas for future development there. During the inaugural Builder’s Expo last week in the school auditorium, the students presented models of their ideas. Among them were a dog park, doctor’s [...] [...more]

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Gingrich Campaign Hits the Skids in West Hollywood

Although Newt Gingrich’s campaign reportedly raised $2 million during his trip to California, the campaign hit a snag when Gingrich’s bus suffered a flat tire in West Hollywood on Wednesday. WeHo Tweeters seized the opportunity to mock the presidential candidate, who has compared gay marriage to paganism in the past and vowed to defend the [...] [...more]

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District Delays Drastic Cuts to Education

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board of Education voted Tuesday to delay a decision until March 13 on budget cuts that could eliminate adult education schools, force hundreds of teacher layoffs and deeply impact arts and early child education programs. The decision came after loud protests were held over the last week outside [...] [...more]

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Feuer Officially Announces Bid for L.A. City Attorney

Assembly Member Mike Feuer (D-Los Angeles) officially announced his plans Tuesday to return to local politics as a candidate in the 2013 race for Los Angeles City Attorney. Feuer initially launched an exploratory campaign for city attorney last September to begin raising funds, and said he had been waiting to make a formal announcement until [...] [...more]

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Pawnbroker Named Education Hero

Elliott Salter doesn’t want to make a big deal about it; in his eyes, he simply sold some used instruments to a local school at a discounted price. To those trying to create a band at Laurel Span School, it made all the difference. Education Heroes, a new group formed by Laurel parent Harri James-O’Kelley, [...] [...more]

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Go Ahead and Go Long: Frisbees, Footballs OK

Contrary to some media reports, it’s OK to run some deep post-corners on Los Angeles County beaches — as long as it doesn’t endanger the public. The Los Angeles Board of County Supervisors on Feb. 7 revised an ordinance that once prohibited some throwing activities, such as playing catch with Frisbees or footballs. The revision [...] [...more]

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Hollywood Rush Benefits Gay & Lesbian Center

The baby dragon — passionate and fierce, yet sensitive and vulnerable. That definition characterized Hunter Allen and certainly applies to those who benefit from his memorial fund at the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center. Allen, a Bay Area native, took his life in Los Angeles in 2008, when his crystal meth addiction and depression hit [...] [...more]

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Suspect Charged for Attempted Murder at Wilshire and La Brea

A suspect who allegedly shot a victim at the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and La Brea Avenue on Feb. 6 over a seat on a bus and then engaged police in a standoff for more than two hours before surrendering to a S.W.A.T. team has been arraigned for attempted murder and being a felon in [...] [...more]

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Eight Victims Robbed in Two Hours on Fairfax

A pair of suspects robbed at least eight people during a two-hour period on and around Fairfax Avenue on the evening of Feb. 8, stealing cell phones, necklaces and other small items from victims walking in the area. Det. R. Lopez, with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Wilshire Division, said the robberies primarily occurred between [...] [...more]

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PGA Golfers Join With Jaseng

Professional golfer K.J. Choi (center), of South Korea, appeared at a ceremony Monday at the Jaseng Center for Alternative Medicine on Olympic Boulevard to sign a contract designating Jaseng as an official medical sponsor for PGA players. Choi, who has eight PGA wins and 18 wins in professional golf tournaments worldwide, was joined at the [...] [...more]

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