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Injured cyclist prepares to ‘finish the ride’ he started

By Edwin Folven, 4/17/2014

Down but not out, Kevitt rebounds from hit-and-run

A little more than a year after being struck by a hit and run driver and dragged for more than 600 feet under the vehicle, Hollywood resident Damian Kevitt has returned to cycling and will be joined by hundreds of other cyclists for an event he organized — “Finish the Ride” on Sunday, April 27. [...] [...more]

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Winkler mourned in West Hollywood

By Edwin Folven, 4/17/2014

Sheriff’s department continues investigation of accidental shooting

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is continuing an investigation into an incident on April 7 when deputies mistakenly shot and killed a victim while responding to an assault with a deadly weapon call at an apartment building on Palm Avenue in West Hollywood. John Winkler, 30, was shot by police after deputies mistook him [...] [...more]

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Map may rattle some WeHo projects

By Aaron Blevins, 4/17/2014

West Hollywood continues analysis of Alquist-Priolo map

The city of West Hollywood is working to determine how it may be impacted by the Alquist-Priolo Earthquake Fault Zone Map in Hollywood, which was released by the California Geological Survey in January. The preliminary map showed that the Hollywood Fault runs through Hollywood to West Hollywood, where the fault runs along Sunset Boulevard. The [...] [...more]

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Nonprofit café to employ the previously homeless

By Aaron Blevins, 4/17/2014

Step Up on Vine gets $420,000 to kickstart job training program

A Hollywood organization that houses the previously homeless and provides them services is looking to “step up” its game after the Los Angeles City Council approved $420,000 to benefit its job training program. Step Up on Vine opened its three-story facility in March 2012, and its 34 units have since been occupied. The organization is [...] [...more]

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City may develop seismic rating system

By Aaron Blevins, 4/17/2014

During his State of the City speech last week, Mayor Eric Garcetti set lofty goals for the city of Los Angeles, including the elimination of the city’s gross receipts tax and an earthquake rating system for buildings in the city. From the Wallis Annenberg Building at the California Science Center, he said the city has [...] [...more]

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Carolyn Ramsay to leave city hall

By Aaron Blevins, 4/17/2014

CD 4 steps down as LaBonge’s chief of staff to campaign

Los Angeles City Council District 4 candidate Carolyn Ramsay has announced her intention to step down from her post as Councilman Tom LaBonge’s chief of staff to focus on her campaign full time. Ramsay made the announcement last Thursday, saying she plans to leave the Council District 4 office at the end of April. “The [...] [...more]

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Suspect shot by police in Hollywood

By Edwin Folven, 4/17/2014

Man was allegedly wielding a knife outside a 99 Cents Only store

Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Hollywood Division shot and killed a suspect outside the 99 Cents Only store in the 5200 block of Sunset Blvd. on April 13 after the man allegedly confronted officers with a knife. LAPD spokeswoman Rosario Herrera said the incident occurred at approximately 3:40 p.m. outside the store. Police [...] [...more]

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Alleged West Traffic Division shooter charged

By Edwin Folven, 4/17/2014

A man accused of opening fire at two officers in the Los Angeles Police Department’s West traffic Division was formally charged on April 10 with attempted murder. The unidentified officer who was wounded in the shooting was released from the hospital two days after the incident on April 7, and is recovering. A second officer [...] [...more]

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District remembers bus crash victims

By Aaron Blevins, 4/17/2014

Assistance funds have been set up for affected families

A local student survived the tragic bus crash on Interstate 5 near Orland last Thursday that claimed the lives of five Southern California students who were on their way to visit Humboldt State University. A student from Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools was on board when the crash occurred, as were 18 other Los Angeles [...] [...more]

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AHF submits another ballot petition

By Edwin Folven, 4/17/2014

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) has submitted approximately 103,000 signatures to the Los Angeles City Clerk’s Office in support of a Nov. 4 ballot initiative that would create a city commission to examine health-related issues. The foundation was required to have 67,000 signatures from residents registered to vote in Los Angeles, but collected over 35,000 more [...] [...more]

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