Archive | March, 2012

Israeli Consulate Moves to New Westside Office

The Consulate General of Israel in Los Angeles has changed offices, moving six miles west after 40 years at 6380 Wilshire Blvd. Dr. Ofer Mazar, the office’s administrative consul, said the new location in the Wilshire Landmark II building at 11766 Wilshire Blvd. will allow for better security and infrastructure, and it already houses eight [...] [...more]

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All Aboard: Group Hopes to Bring Back Streetcars

Organizers with Bringing Back Broadway have selected a route for the planned Los Angeles Streetcar line, and they hope to bring it downtown by 2015 or 2016, with construction to commence by 2014. The route will eventually head south on Broadway Street from 1st Street to 11th Street, west to Figueroa Street, north to 7th [...] [...more]

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‘Hunger Games’ Create Good Odds for Teen Sci-Fi

It is difficult to avoid the many comparisons between “The Hunger Games” and “Twilight”: fantasy/sci-fi concept, love triangle and generally emotionless female leads who are irresistibly appealing to all who know them. Alas, the similarities end rather quickly, especially in cinematic form, where leading lady, Katniss Everdeen (played by lovable rising star, Jennifer Lawrence), makes [...] [...more]

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Restaurant News

“Brew” Jam Café Chef/Owner Kamil Majer of the Blu Jam Café is creating a five-course tasting menu on April 3, to accompany beer expert Larry James, of the Belgian Brewer’s Guild in Brussels.  This special evening is $49 per person and will feature an arugula salad with a Celis White beer. Majer’s pan roasted cauliflower [...] [...more]

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UMAMIcatessen: Another Creative Endeavor by Adam Fleishman

There’s a new deli, groovy bar, gourmet coffee bar, donut shop and Umami burger restaurant located next to the historic Orpheum Theatre. It’s another creation by the innovative Adam Fleischman, Los Angeles based restaurateur and Chief Executive of Umami Restaurant Group. With his mega successful Umami Burger, Fleischman has branched out to pizza with his [...] [...more]

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Suspect Sought in Robbery at Wholesale Store on Venice Blvd.

Law enforcement is looking for a suspect who used a handgun and an object resembling an explosive device to hold up a wholesale store along a busy street in the western part of Los Angeles on March 16. At approximately 8:40 p.m., a suspect walked into a warehouse store in the 10100 block of Venice [...] [...more]

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Hollywood Man Charged With Attempted Murder

A 26-year-old Hollywood man accused of shooting his ex-girlfriend in the head at a Studio City hotel was charged on March 21 with attempted murder, the District Attorney’s Office announced. Michael Green is charged with one count of attempted, willful, deliberate, premeditated murder with a special allegation that he personally used a firearm causing great [...] [...more]

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City Council Issues Award in Animal Cruelty Case

Los Angeles Councilmembers Paul Koretz, 5th District, and Jan Perry, 9th District, have authored a city of Los Angeles reward motion, aimed at helping to apprehend anyone responsible for a recent and gruesome animal cruelty matter. The city is offering $10,000 — with the Humane Society and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty [...] [...more]

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Catering Truck Involved in Fatal Traffic Collision

A vehicle and a food-truck collided on a city street on March 20, killing one and injuring two others. At approximately 2:55 p.m., a 61-year-old Los Angeles man was driving his 1991 Mercedes Benz 300CE westbound on Washington Boulevard, turning left to southbound Union Avenue. He was hit by a 1984 GMC Catering Truck driven [...] [...more]

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A Duo of Difficult Decisions

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board of Education addressed two contentious and emotional issues last week, when they followed through on issuing more than 11,000 reduction-in-force (RIF) notices and made policy changes to address to sexual abuses within LAUSD schools. According to a statement, LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy said 11,713 preliminary RIF notices [...] [...more]

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