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Third Time's the Charm?

By Beth Livesay on Jul 29, 2007 - 8:48:23 PM
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An L.A. judge upholds Measure R, allowing City Council members to serve three terms.

  West Hollywood Goes Green

By Richard Nava on Jul 29, 2007 - 8:06:54 PM

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The West Hollywood City Council unanimously passed the first mandatory Green Building Program in the nation on Monday, July 16th. The Green Building program will make it necessary for all residential and commercial buildings in the city to be built following certain environmental and energy codes in addition to the current safety building requirements already in place. 



UCLA Medical Center Rated West Coast's No. 1 Hospital

By Jaemi Park on Jul 28, 2007 - 1:17:21 PM
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According to US News and World Report, the UCLA Medical Center was rated as one of the nation's top three hospitals, and the number one hospital in the West Coast.

  Homeowners Lose Beach Privacy

By Richard Nava on Jul 26, 2007 - 8:09:11 PM
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Malibu
residents Graham and Brenda Revell are being asked to make good on a promise made by the former owners of their beachfront estate. On Monday, July 9, the California Coastal Commission ruled that the couple must build two separate staircases near their property to allow public access between the El Matador and El Pescador state beaches.


Who will pay for the subway?

By Monica Davis on Jul 26, 2007 - 12:33:31 AM
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The Wilshire Boulevard subway has many people excited, but negotiations between city officials and federal funders still does not mean development is under way.

  Church sells land to cover settlement costs

By Monica Davis on Jul 26, 2007 - 12:30:41 AM
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LA Archdiocese must sell lands, though not parishes or schools, in order to foot the near $300 million bill from July clergy-abuse settlement.

LA City Council Reaches Tentative Decison To Ban Smoking In City Parks

By Kerri Krueger on Jul 25, 2007 - 9:06:13 AM

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On July 20, the Los Angeles City Council came to a tentative decision to ban smoking in public parks in order to keep the risk of wildfires at a lower rate during this very dry summer season.



  A Conversation About Water Conservation in Beverly Hills

By Beth Livesay on Jul 22, 2007 - 10:22:00 PM

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Voluntary water conservation is pushed by the Beverly Hills City Council.



William Morris Opts for New Beverly Hills’ Digs

By Sharifah Chammas on Jul 22, 2007 - 10:15:47 PM
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  BEVERLY HILLS  – After the defections of  two of entertainment’s mammoth size, A-list talent agencies, International Creative Management and Creative Artists Agency....


  “Carving” Becoming A Problem on Topanga Canyon Roads

By Kerri Krueger on Jul 22, 2007 - 9:50:00 PM

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TOPANGA CANYON – “Carving” has been on a steady increase throughout Topanga Canyon, causing citizens and law enforcement to take notice and to attempt to put a stop to the dangerous activity.



A Bumpy Road for Councilman Jack Weiss

By Beth Livesay on Jul 22, 2007 - 2:34:00 PM
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Councilman Jack Weiss proposes a measure to solve ongoing traffic complaints.


  Beverly Hills Rules Against Fire Hazards

By Katie Brinager on Jul 22, 2007 - 6:46:00 AM

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Beverly Hills Council members approved an ordinance regarding no more wood roofing in order to help prevent wildfires.



No Home Slump in Beverly Hills: $165 Million Hearst Residence Hits Market

By Sharifah Chammas on Jul 16, 2007 - 11:11:00 PM
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BEVERLY HILLS
– The former pink-stucco Beverly Hills mansion of the William Randolph Hearst  - real life Citizen Kane -  and actress Marion Davies made real estate history when it hit the market with an astounding $165 million dollar asking price. 

  Building owner and billionare, Charles T. Myer, rethinks plans to retain Dutton's

By Jasmine Ahdout on Jul 15, 2007 - 11:16:00 PM
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Brentwood-Building owner and billionaire, Charles T. Myer, decided last week that he will no longer follow through with his initial plan to to build 60 luxury condos on San Vicente Boulevard.

Malibu Labor Exchange

By Richard Nava on Jul 15, 2007 - 10:44:00 PM
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A brief look at the Malibu Labor Exchange and its relationship to the city and county of LA.


  UCLA MRI Research Team's Work on Alzheimer's Disease

By on Jul 15, 2007 - 3:24:00 PM

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UCLA MRI Research Team Now to Focus on People with Genetic Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease



No Coins, No Problem. New Credit Meters Save Towing and Tickets

By Sharifah Chammas on Jul 13, 2007 - 4:02:00 PM

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BEVERLY HILLS –  All motorists can relate to the dilemma coin-only parking meters create: scraping up sufficient loose change – excluding pennies – to feed the meter to avoid a hefty parking ticket. 
Those days may become extinct in the cities of Beverly Hills and West Hollywood. 



  No Traffic Vs. No Homes: Caltrans' Dilemma

By Daniel Kuo on Jun 24, 2007 - 6:26:00 PM

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The first stages of a multi-faceted, state-wide effort to improve California’s freeways have already hit a few roadblocks.  Aiming to reduce traffic congestion, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is planning and undertaking a number of expansion and remodeling projects throughout California’s freeways. 



Santa Monica Man Receives 14 Million For MTA Bus Accident

By Daniel Kuo on Jun 24, 2007 - 6:03:00 PM
         

      
       
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A Santa Monica Superior Court jury has awarded a man nearly 14 million
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for injuries sustained while riding a Los Angeles Metropolitan
Transportation Authority (MTA) bus....


  Griffith Park: What Comes Next?

By Elizabeth Strack on May 21, 2007 - 11:25:00 PM
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LOS ANGELES - City of Los Angeles officials said on Friday, they will allocate $50 million to replant and reseed charred hillsides, fearing rains will bring landslides.


Missing in Action: L.A. Voters

By Michael Rives on May 6, 2007 - 2:24:00 PM

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LACCD Elections-In a paradox of the times, L.A. Voters absented themselves from voting while American troops stuggle to create "democracy" as President Bush calls it. With over 4 million people in a district with 2 million voters, slightly more than 10% showed to vote in the March 6 for the Board of Trustees for the L.A. Community College District.



  Hollywood Fire

By Adriana Ruiz on Apr 1, 2007 - 1:17:00 PM
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Two Illinois teenagers have been released to their parents after being in custody for admitting being responsible for the fire on the Hollywood Hills.


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