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Obama calls for ‘economic patriotism’

During his visit to Los Angeles Trade-Technical College last Thursday, President Barack Obama expressed optimism about the U.S. economy while outlining ways the country could continue the forward momentum. Prior to his speech, Obama visited Canter’s Deli on Fairfax Avenue and had lunch with four Americans, including Kati Koster, a Pepperdine University graduate, who had [...] [...more]

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Angelenos apply for an other-worldly experience

Through the week, Adam Hurley operates a financial services company alongside his brother, Nick, from an office in the SBE Building on Wilshire Boulevard. The business is appropriately named Hurley Brothers LLC. But during his down time, the Springfield, Mass., native is fixated on Mars. What would living on the Red Planet be like? What [...] [...more]

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Police to offer reward to catch purse-packing bandit

A female suspect nicknamed the “purse-packing bandit” — due to the large handbags she carries during hold-ups — robbed another bank in the Fairfax District on July 21, marking her 10th robbery in the local area since October 2012. Authorities had planned to hold a press conference today to announce a $15,000 reward and to [...] [...more]

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Olympic spirit still alive in Griffith Park

The spirit of the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles was rekindled on Monday on the 30th anniversary of the opening ceremonies as Olympians, city officials and young soccer players came together to announce a $10.5 million renovation for the soccer facility at Griffith Park. The project at the John Ferraro Athletic Fields, located near [...] [...more]

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Trenching completed at project site

The trenching at the potential future sites of the Millennium Hollywood project and the development at 6230 Yucca St. has been completed, and the developers are expecting to release a geological report in the next two to four weeks. On May 6, Group Delta Consultants dug a trench at 6230 Yucca St. and concluded that [...] [...more]

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AHF mourns MH17 crash victims

With heavy hearts, officials with AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) on July 18 paid tribute to the AIDS/HIV advocates who died when a missile struck Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in Ukraine the day prior. According to the airline, 283 passengers and 15 crewmembers were on the aircraft, which was heading to Kuala Lumpur International Airport from [...] [...more]

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Medians make their debut on Larchmont Boulevard

New flowers, shrubs and trees have added color to the north end of Larchmont Boulevard on three new street medians that were officially unveiled on July 17 between Rosewood and Melrose avenues. Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge, 4th District, was joined by community members and students from Page Private School at a dedication ceremony [...] [...more]

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Steps taken to improve pedestrian safety

The West Hollywood City Council on Monday approved a new public safety awareness campaign aimed a reducing the number of pedestrians who are struck by vehicles in the city. At the request of councilmen John Duran and John Heilman, the council approved $15,000 to create a new public outreach campaign warning about the dangers pedestrians [...] [...more]

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Nelson Mandela Day celebrated in L.A.

The city of Los Angeles celebrated Nelson Mandela Day last Friday in fitting fashion — by unveiling a portrait of the humanitarian on a portion of the Berlin Wall Monument, which has become a symbol of unity and reconciliation. The Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles performed, and several speakers honored the legacy of [...] [...more]

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WeHo commission delays decision on 8899 Beverly

The West Hollywood Planning Commission postponed its decision on a housing and retail project at 8899 Beverly Blvd. until Aug. 7 after the developer announced last minute alterations to the project’s design. The developer, Beverly Blvd. Associates LP, is seeking to renovate an existing 10-story office building at the site. The plans initially called for [...] [...more]

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