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The Mansfield is coming to Wilshire

The Mansfield is coming to Wilshire

The Los Angeles City Council has approved The Mansfield, a six-story, mixed-use project proposed for 5100 Wilshire Blvd. that will raze a Burger King and a former theatre that is now occupied by a church. On Tuesday, the council approved the 165,000-square-foot project, which will bring 138 multi-family residential units and 12,550 square feet of [...] [...more]

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Police hope to jump-start investigation

Police hope to jump-start investigation

The Los Angeles City Council has renewed a $50,000 reward for information leading to a conviction in the murder of De’Jon Ward, a 21-year-old man from Victorville who was shot to death on July 12 after he stopped at a 7-Eleven near Venice and Crenshaw boulevards to look up directions. Los Angeles City Council President [...] [...more]

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City officials working to comply with court ruling

City officials working to comply with court ruling

The Los Angeles City Council’s amendment to the 2012 Hollywood Community Plan Update is being filtered through the city’s Planning Commission, and opponents of the update have expressed concern that the city is looking to circumvent the court decision that struck down the plan update. At the end of 2013, Judge Allan Goodman ruled that [...] [...more]

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City settles sexual misconduct case

City settles sexual misconduct case

The Los Angeles City Council on Jan. 15 unanimously voted to settle a lawsuit that accused two LAPD narcotics officers working in Hollywood of sexual misconduct. The payout was $575,000, according to city documents. According to documents provided by the victim’s attorney, Donald W. Cook, the plaintiff alleged that officers James Nichols and Luis Valenzuela [...] [...more]

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Johnie’s Coffee Shop honored, vandalized

Johnie’s Coffee Shop honored, vandalized

It’s been an up-and-down week for Johnie’s Coffee Shop, which was designated historical last Wednesday and then defaced in the same week. During its meeting on Nov. 27, the Los Angeles City Council approved a recommendation by the city’s Cultural Heritage Commission to list the structure as a historic-cultural monument. Representatives of the Los Angeles [...] [...more]

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Council puts tour bus proposal in motion

Council puts tour bus proposal in motion

People riding tour buses, and those walking near them, may breathe a little easier in the future under a proposal being considered by the Los Angeles City Council that would require the buses to be converted into cleaner-burning vehicles. The motion was authored by City Councilman Tom LaBonge, 4th District, and calls for the Department [...] [...more]

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Googie-style Johnie’s given green light

Googie-style Johnie’s given green light

The Los Angeles City Council’s Planning and Land Use Committee on Nov. 19 voted to approve Johnie’s Coffee Shop as a historic-cultural monument, and the matter will now be forwarded to the full city council. In August, the city’s Cultural Heritage Commission voted to approve a proposal by the Los Angeles Conservancy to include the [...] [...more]

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Lots of love for La Brea

Lots of love for La Brea

Los Angeles City Council Tom LaBonge, 4th District, remembers a time when La Brea Avenue offered vacuum cleaner shops, a few auxiliary stores and little more. Now, La Brea Avenue is practically booming with development, as work continues on at least four projects on the thoroughfare. And at least one other major project — the [...] [...more]

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Project to ‘cap’ Larchmont Boulevard

Project to ‘cap’ Larchmont Boulevard

A mixed-use project that is slated to bring 84 apartments to the area near Melrose Avenue and Larchmont Boulevard is currently under construction, and the developers hope to have the work completed by April 2015. However, on Tuesday, the Los Angeles City Council continued a motion to remove a street-widening improvement for the development, which [...] [...more]

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City reaches settlement in Etz Chaim lawsuit

City reaches settlement in Etz Chaim lawsuit

In August, the city of Los Angeles agreed to settle a case with Congregation Etz Chaim on Highland Avenue for $950,000, after a U.S. District Court judge ruled that the city violated the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act. The congregation had sought a conditional use permit to operate a synagogue at 303 Highland [...] [...more]

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