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What filmmakers will be NEXT in Los Angeles?

What filmmakers will be NEXT in Los Angeles?

NEXT WEEKEND is this weekend in Los Angeles and West Hollywood, where the Sundance Institute will present its summer film festival, a four-day affair that will kickoff today at Cinespia in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. The event is a spin-off of the NEXT section at the Sundance Film Festival, which will be held again in [...] [...more]

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Take a BITE out of this!

Take a BITE out of this!

Hot dogs have been an American favorite for more than a century, but the history of the hot dog — and their precursors, sausages — can be traced back over millenniums, according to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council. Foods similar to sausage, one of the oldest forms of processed food, were mentioned in [...] [...more]

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Find more than tutoring at JEI

Find more than tutoring at JEI

JEI Learning Centers offer effective, supplementary educational programs to create a comprehensive, hands-on approach to learning. The educational atmosphere they provide promises a “Better Life Through Better Education”. Headquartered in Los Angeles, JEI was established in 1992 and has become a leader in supplemental education for students between the ages of 4 to 14. JEI’s [...] [...more]

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Primary whittles down the candidates

Primary whittles down the candidates

And then there were two. Tuesday’s Primary Nominating Election revealed few outright winners, but now Los Angeles can focus on deciding between just two candidates for some of the city’s highest leadership posts. In the mayoral race, Los Angeles City Councilman Eric Garcetti, who received almost 33 percent of the vote, will face City Controller [...] [...more]

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From substances to sustenance

From substances to sustenance

The story of the Delancey Street Foundation is moving — both for the heart and in terms of the actual act of transporting items from one residence to another. The foundation offers a re-education program for former substance abusers and ex-convicts whereby participants are put to work in exchange for residency and services at its [...] [...more]

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Warm your hearth with the environment in mind

Warm your hearth with the environment in mind

Before residents heat up Yule logs this holiday season, they should check with the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) to see if they should stick to the TV version to help the area’s air pollution troubles. The district issued a no-burn alert for the local area on Sunday, a first for area residents [...] [...more]

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Adopting animals is a better way to go

Adopting animals is a better way to go

According to Best Friends Animal Society, more than 9,000 animals are euthanized in shelters across the country each day. Last year, Los Angeles city shelters contributed nearly 50 animals to that daily total. The city’s total figure of 17,000 euthanized animals in 2011 is why Best Friends Animal Society-Los Angeles has started its “No Kill [...] [...more]

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Case shows anatomy of a copper thief

Case shows anatomy of a copper thief

Detectives arrested 28-year-old Edward Curtis Menhaffy after DNA tests on clothing, left behind at a Los Angeles copper theft, pointed to Menhaffy. “Menhaffy’s story is the classic tale of drug addict who steals to maintain his habit,” said Lt. Paul Vernon. “A decade ago, burglars like Menhaffy were rarely caught unless they left fingerprints behind.” [...] [...more]

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Los Angeles Man, Wife Charged in Prostitution Ring

Los Angeles Man, Wife Charged in Prostitution Ring

A Los Angeles man, along with his current wife and ex-wife, face federal charges following a 10-month probe that allegedly revealed they recruited women in Eastern Europe and arranged for them to come to the Los Angeles area to work as prostitutes. Mher “Mike” Hakopyan, 38; his current wife, Natalya Muravyeva, 31; and his ex-wife, [...] [...more]

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Foundation Brings Japanese Culture to the Miracle Mile

Foundation Brings Japanese Culture to the Miracle Mile

The Miracle Mile Community will soon say “konnichiwa” (hello) to the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles, a Japanese cultural organization that is moving to 5700 Wilshire Blvd. Ste. 100 on June 4. The Japan Foundation, which is currently located downtown, provides information for people wishing to learn more about Japanese culture, or who may be planning [...] [...more]

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