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  • CORRECTION: Lawsuit “Not Unexpected” Over City’s Greek Theater Decision
    CORRECTION: Lawsuit “Not Unexpected” Over City’s Greek Theater Decision
  • Hillhurst May Be  Narrowed to Reduce Speeds
    Hillhurst May Be Narrowed to Reduce Speeds
  • [CD 4 election] CD4 Candidate Ryu Continues to Outpace In Campaign Donations
    [CD 4 election] CD4 Candidate Ryu Continues to Outpace In Campaign Donations
  • Some Local Areas Exceed State Liquor Sales Ratios
    Some Local Areas Exceed State Liquor Sales Ratios
  • Celebrities: We Need You When. . .
    Celebrities: We Need You When. . .
  • Beachwood Enjoys Momentary Reprieve as Trailhead Remains Closed
    Beachwood Enjoys Momentary Reprieve as Trailhead Remains Closed
  • [cd 4 election] Candidate Asks If Breaking Up LAUSD is hard to do
    [cd 4 election] Candidate Asks If Breaking Up LAUSD is hard to do
  • Conservatory and Property Owners Negotiating Price for Land
    Conservatory and Property Owners Negotiating Price for Land
  • CD4 Candidate Teddy Davis Returns $7K in Developer Donations, Asks Candidates to Follow Suit
    CD4 Candidate Teddy Davis Returns $7K in Developer Donations, Asks Candidates to Follow Suit
  • Target Petitions California Supreme Court to Resume Construction
    Target Petitions California Supreme Court to Resume Construction
  • Tribeca Pediatrics: Let’s Hold Off on the Antibiotics
    Tribeca Pediatrics: Let’s Hold Off on the Antibiotics
  • CORRECTION: LFNC Fails to Support Latest Hollywood Ford Lot Building Requests
    CORRECTION: LFNC Fails to Support Latest Hollywood Ford Lot Building Requests
  • Locals saving water one drop at a time
    Locals saving water one drop at a time
  • The LFIA Plays “Softball” with the Mayor
    The LFIA Plays “Softball” with the Mayor
  • A Year Later Only a  Freeway Dedication Is New in Gatto Murder Case
    A Year Later Only a Freeway Dedication Is New in Gatto Murder Case
  • Open Houses Can Open Doors to Thieves
    Open Houses Can Open Doors to Thieves
  • City Says No Active Earthquake Fault Near Millennium Project
    City Says No Active Earthquake Fault Near Millennium Project

 

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As the recommendation by the city’s Recreation and Parks commissioners last week of concert promoter Live Nation to operate the Greek Theater wends now its way through city hall, a lawsuit, potentially filed by former operator Nederlander is “not unexpected,” according to a source close to the issue.  The Beverly Hills based Live Nation was approved by a unanimous vote by the Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Board of Commissioners to enter into negotiations with the city to manage the storied venue for the next 10 years.
As the recommendation by the city’s Recreation and Parks commissioners last week of concert promoter Live Nation to operate the Greek Theater wends now its way through city hall, a lawsuit, potentially filed by former operator Nederlander is “not unexpected,” according to a source close to the issue. The Beverly Hills based Live Nation was approved by a unanimous vote by the Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Board of Commissioners to enter into negotiations with the city to manage the storied venue for the next 10 years.
David Somers, a policy planner for the Los Angeles Dept. of City Planning, said studies are underway about narrowing the roadway, but there are many steps before anything is implemented.  “We’re looking at Hillhurst and extending [similar narrowing on] Virgil [Avenue] all the way up to Los Feliz Boulevard,” he said.  Virgil Avenue becomes Hillhurst Avenue at Santa Monica Boulevard.  The “road diet” is part of a city mobility plan to determine the best way to re-think Los Angeles streets.
David Somers, a policy planner for the Los Angeles Dept. of City Planning, said studies are underway about narrowing the roadway, but there are many steps before anything is implemented. “We’re looking at Hillhurst and extending [similar narrowing on] Virgil [Avenue] all the way up to Los Feliz Boulevard,” he said. Virgil Avenue becomes Hillhurst Avenue at Santa Monica Boulevard. The “road diet” is part of a city mobility plan to determine the best way to re-think Los Angeles streets.
The Los Angeles City Council District 4 (CD4) race is raking in some serious cash, with the 14 candidates currently contesting for the position accounting for over $1.2 million in total campaign contributions as of the Sept. 30th filing deadline.  It is the only of the city's seven council races for the March 2015 election to so far break the $1 million threshold, and its total combined kitty equals 40% of all the city council races combined contributions.  The race's top fundraiser is currently David Ryu, a director of development and public affairs at the Kedren Acute Psychiatric Hospital and Community Mental Health Center.
The Los Angeles City Council District 4 (CD4) race is raking in some serious cash, with the 14 candidates currently contesting for the position accounting for over $1.2 million in total campaign contributions as of the Sept. 30th filing deadline. It is the only of the city's seven council races for the March 2015 election to so far break the $1 million threshold, and its total combined kitty equals 40% of all the city council races combined contributions. The race's top fundraiser is currently David Ryu, a director of development and public affairs at the Kedren Acute Psychiatric Hospital and Community Mental Health Center.
The issue of whether liquor licenses help or hurt asked often in our neighborhoods. Some say local restaurants cannot compete without a license, creating a divide of what's best for the neighborhood.
The issue of whether liquor licenses help or hurt asked often in our neighborhoods. Some say local restaurants cannot compete without a license, creating a divide of what's best for the neighborhood.
According to Los Feliz Neighborhood Councilmember Mark F. Mauceri, preserving the house “should have been a slam dunk.”
According to Los Feliz Neighborhood Councilmember Mark F. Mauceri, preserving the house “should have been a slam dunk.”
Michael “Flea” Balzary, Jodie Foster and Mad Men's January Jones have recently said
Michael “Flea” Balzary, Jodie Foster and Mad Men's January Jones have recently said "buh-bye" to living in Los Feliz, each recently selling their homes.
The Atwater Village Neighborhood Council (AVNC) has sent a letter to the Dept. of Neighborhood Empowerment (DONE) citing an “undue burden” placed on the neighborhood council system stemming from a new policy change by DONE, the overseeing body of Los Angeles’s over 90 neighborhood councils.  Of concern to the AVNC is the rescheduling of its annual “car show” from October to spring because of the new rule. The car show is an AVNC sponsored event that is free for the community and showcases classic cars.
The Atwater Village Neighborhood Council (AVNC) has sent a letter to the Dept. of Neighborhood Empowerment (DONE) citing an “undue burden” placed on the neighborhood council system stemming from a new policy change by DONE, the overseeing body of Los Angeles’s over 90 neighborhood councils. Of concern to the AVNC is the rescheduling of its annual “car show” from October to spring because of the new rule. The car show is an AVNC sponsored event that is free for the community and showcases classic cars.
Regarding “Offbeat and All Candidates on Homelessness,
Regarding “Offbeat and All Candidates on Homelessness," (October 2014), as a health professional and resident of Los Feliz, I want to recognize candidate Jay Beeber for his analysis of the homelessness issue in our community. As he stated, the focus should be on substance abuse and mental illness.
The traffic-choked streets and swarms of visitors that have made daily life increasingly miserable for residents in recent years has slackened a bit since February, when the city closed the gate leading to a popular trailhead here and other Hollywood sign-viewing vistas.
The traffic-choked streets and swarms of visitors that have made daily life increasingly miserable for residents in recent years has slackened a bit since February, when the city closed the gate leading to a popular trailhead here and other Hollywood sign-viewing vistas.
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has made headlines, especially the last year, with the most recent regarding the resignation in October of Superintendent John Deasy—his troubled iPad initiative seemingly the last straw. We asked current Los Angeles City Council (District 4) candidates to provide their thoughts on the 640,000 student enrolled organization.
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has made headlines, especially the last year, with the most recent regarding the resignation in October of Superintendent John Deasy—his troubled iPad initiative seemingly the last straw. We asked current Los Angeles City Council (District 4) candidates to provide their thoughts on the 640,000 student enrolled organization.
The Silverlake Conservatory of Music and developers Frost/Chaddock are talking about a potential sale of a Sunset Junction property for a new performing arts center.  The two sides had been at loggerheads, but are now talking and trying to determine an appropriate price for the property, located at Santa Monica Boulevard and Sanborn Avenue.  A source close to the negotiations, who asked not to be named, indicated the two parties are trading numbers, and hope to get a resolution in a few weeks.
The Silverlake Conservatory of Music and developers Frost/Chaddock are talking about a potential sale of a Sunset Junction property for a new performing arts center. The two sides had been at loggerheads, but are now talking and trying to determine an appropriate price for the property, located at Santa Monica Boulevard and Sanborn Avenue. A source close to the negotiations, who asked not to be named, indicated the two parties are trading numbers, and hope to get a resolution in a few weeks.
Attorney and educator Teddy Davis is attracting attention with his recent claim he will not accept developer money in his campaign.  Davis, spontaneously made the statement at a September candidates forum in Hollywood and afterwards caught slack when a Los Angeles Times reporter revealed Davis had already accepted such donations.  When the issue came to light, in an Oct. 1, Los Angeles Times story, Davis returned more than $6,000 from his campaign back to developers. Now, he prides himself on being the only of the leading fundraising candidates devoid of such contributions.
Attorney and educator Teddy Davis is attracting attention with his recent claim he will not accept developer money in his campaign. Davis, spontaneously made the statement at a September candidates forum in Hollywood and afterwards caught slack when a Los Angeles Times reporter revealed Davis had already accepted such donations. When the issue came to light, in an Oct. 1, Los Angeles Times story, Davis returned more than $6,000 from his campaign back to developers. Now, he prides himself on being the only of the leading fundraising candidates devoid of such contributions.
The Target project has been under fire from locals for its proposed parking and size. Plans call for a 163,000-square-foot store with 30,000-square-feet of additional retail and food outlets.  Residents want the site to have subterranean parking, which, they say, will reduce the project’s height.  Former area Los Angeles City Councilmember Eric Garcetti, who is now Mayor, supported Target’s plans, as does his successor, Mitch O’Farrell, who said the development is critical for area economic revitalization.
The Target project has been under fire from locals for its proposed parking and size. Plans call for a 163,000-square-foot store with 30,000-square-feet of additional retail and food outlets. Residents want the site to have subterranean parking, which, they say, will reduce the project’s height. Former area Los Angeles City Councilmember Eric Garcetti, who is now Mayor, supported Target’s plans, as does his successor, Mitch O’Farrell, who said the development is critical for area economic revitalization.
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, there has been a substantial increase in the age of mortality in the past decade. And it could go higher. Reaching 100 years old will be less of a rarity.
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, there has been a substantial increase in the age of mortality in the past decade. And it could go higher. Reaching 100 years old will be less of a rarity.
Tribeca Pediatrics began over 20 years ago in New York’s lower Manhattan, when founder, Dr. Michel Cohen, started treating patients out of his home with low-intervention care and avoiding unnecessary medications and tests.  Cohen’s baby and childcare book, The New Basics, is the modern go-to book known for easing first-time parents’ anxieties.
Tribeca Pediatrics began over 20 years ago in New York’s lower Manhattan, when founder, Dr. Michel Cohen, started treating patients out of his home with low-intervention care and avoiding unnecessary medications and tests. Cohen’s baby and childcare book, The New Basics, is the modern go-to book known for easing first-time parents’ anxieties.
Aided by one-sided reporting (yours) that includes inflammatory, insensitive statements by Los Feliz Neighborhood Councilmember Mark Mauceri and Independent Shakespeare Company Managing Director David Melville while omitting comments from the petitioners, the issue seems like a done deal.  However, before cutting down those 40+ trees in the picnic area and bringing thousands more cars and noisy nights to the Old Zoo, we should try to do better than Chavez Ravine and consider the impact on those with softer voices who will suffer from the plans of these special interests.
Aided by one-sided reporting (yours) that includes inflammatory, insensitive statements by Los Feliz Neighborhood Councilmember Mark Mauceri and Independent Shakespeare Company Managing Director David Melville while omitting comments from the petitioners, the issue seems like a done deal. However, before cutting down those 40+ trees in the picnic area and bringing thousands more cars and noisy nights to the Old Zoo, we should try to do better than Chavez Ravine and consider the impact on those with softer voices who will suffer from the plans of these special interests.
The project is in compliance with zoning laws implemented in the city’s Station Area Neighborhood Plan (SNAP), which encourages development near mass transit hubs. There is a subway stop within a block of the project at Vermont Avenue.  However, the developer is seeking two construction variances— for “set-back” from the street and a height increase and wanted LFNC support for such.
The project is in compliance with zoning laws implemented in the city’s Station Area Neighborhood Plan (SNAP), which encourages development near mass transit hubs. There is a subway stop within a block of the project at Vermont Avenue. However, the developer is seeking two construction variances— for “set-back” from the street and a height increase and wanted LFNC support for such.
California is experiencing a record drought for the past three years with little or no rain in sight for Southern California—or the state. The dry weather has kicked up devastating wildfires, decimated crops and harvests in the state’s agricultural hub in the Central Valley, and put the state on a high, dry alert. Earlier this year, Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought state of emergency.  To that end, Los Angeles area residents have been asked to cut back on water usage, maintain their lawns and yards in efficient manners and conserve water.  When it comes to the drought, Atwater Village is trying to do its share.
California is experiencing a record drought for the past three years with little or no rain in sight for Southern California—or the state. The dry weather has kicked up devastating wildfires, decimated crops and harvests in the state’s agricultural hub in the Central Valley, and put the state on a high, dry alert. Earlier this year, Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought state of emergency. To that end, Los Angeles area residents have been asked to cut back on water usage, maintain their lawns and yards in efficient manners and conserve water. When it comes to the drought, Atwater Village is trying to do its share.
The Mayor seemed to say any reference to the possibility that he has vested interests in particular outcomes on the Greek Theater's operation, the stalled Target construction in East Hollywood and the possible demolition of a home in Los Feliz by architect A.C. Martin—currently chief among our local concerns—is a “conspiracy theory.” He said he would concur with whatever the wishes of local councilmembers in any given district, and the commissioners on any board.
The Mayor seemed to say any reference to the possibility that he has vested interests in particular outcomes on the Greek Theater's operation, the stalled Target construction in East Hollywood and the possible demolition of a home in Los Feliz by architect A.C. Martin—currently chief among our local concerns—is a “conspiracy theory.” He said he would concur with whatever the wishes of local councilmembers in any given district, and the commissioners on any board.
This Nov. 12th, the day the elder Gatto was believed murdered last year while sitting at his bedroom desk in his Bright Avenue home, Gatto will honor his father during a dedication of a portion of the 10 Freeway, near the Los Angeles County School for the Arts, downtown, to be named in his honor.  Two of Gatto’s legislative colleagues Jimmy Gomez (D-Northeast Los Angeles) and Ian Calderon (D-Whitier) authored the state resolution for the naming, as Joseph Gatto founded the visual arts department at the school and was a beloved teacher there.  According to Gatto, he will use the dedication to continue to urge the public for help with any information about his father’s death.  “Things will never be easy for me,” Gatto said. “But things would improve if we catch someone. But it’ll never be easy for me again.”
This Nov. 12th, the day the elder Gatto was believed murdered last year while sitting at his bedroom desk in his Bright Avenue home, Gatto will honor his father during a dedication of a portion of the 10 Freeway, near the Los Angeles County School for the Arts, downtown, to be named in his honor. Two of Gatto’s legislative colleagues Jimmy Gomez (D-Northeast Los Angeles) and Ian Calderon (D-Whitier) authored the state resolution for the naming, as Joseph Gatto founded the visual arts department at the school and was a beloved teacher there. According to Gatto, he will use the dedication to continue to urge the public for help with any information about his father’s death. “Things will never be easy for me,” Gatto said. “But things would improve if we catch someone. But it’ll never be easy for me again.”
Los Feliz based realtor Richard Stanley advises sellers remove or lock up valuables—including cash, jewelry, prescription drugs—and small valuables of any sort, laptops, credit cards, bank documents, keys, IDs and the like.  “I know that occasionally thieves will target open houses in a particular neighborhood, such as Hancock Park or Los Feliz,” he said.
Los Feliz based realtor Richard Stanley advises sellers remove or lock up valuables—including cash, jewelry, prescription drugs—and small valuables of any sort, laptops, credit cards, bank documents, keys, IDs and the like. “I know that occasionally thieves will target open houses in a particular neighborhood, such as Hancock Park or Los Feliz,” he said.
The city's Dept. of Building and Safety signed reports today indicating there is no active earthquake fault near the Millennium project. The department's approval comes just before the state geologist is expected to finalize a regulatory map of the Hollywood earthquake fault, which is scheduled to be released by mid-November. The preliminary map has been the subject of much debate because it placed the Hollywood fault zone through the KFWB site, as well as the iconic Capitol Records tower and Millennium project, where a developer plans to build Hollywood's tallest skyscrapers, at 39- and 35-stories tall.
The city's Dept. of Building and Safety signed reports today indicating there is no active earthquake fault near the Millennium project. The department's approval comes just before the state geologist is expected to finalize a regulatory map of the Hollywood earthquake fault, which is scheduled to be released by mid-November. The preliminary map has been the subject of much debate because it placed the Hollywood fault zone through the KFWB site, as well as the iconic Capitol Records tower and Millennium project, where a developer plans to build Hollywood's tallest skyscrapers, at 39- and 35-stories tall.

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CORRECTION: Lawsuit “Not Unexpected” Over City’s Greek Theater Decision

As the recommendation by the city’s Recreation and Parks commissioners last week of concert promoter Live Nation to operate the Greek Theater wends now its way through city hall, a lawsuit, potentially filed by former operator Nederlander is “not unexpected,” according to a source close to the issue. The Beverly Hills based Live Nation was approved by a unanimous vote by the Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Board of Commissioners to enter into negotiations with the city to manage the storied venue for the next 10 years.

Hillhurst May Be Narrowed to Reduce Speeds

David Somers, a policy planner for the Los Angeles Dept. of City Planning, said studies are underway about narrowing the roadway, but there are many steps before anything is implemented. “We’re looking at Hillhurst and extending [similar narrowing on] Virgil [Avenue] all the way up to Los Feliz Boulevard,” he said. Virgil Avenue becomes Hillhurst Avenue at Santa Monica Boulevard. The “road diet” is part of a city mobility plan to determine the best way to re-think Los Angeles streets.

[CD 4 election] CD4 Candidate Ryu Continues to Outpace In Campaign Donations

The Los Angeles City Council District 4 (CD4) race is raking in some serious cash, with the 14 candidates currently contesting for the position accounting for over .2 million in total campaign contributions as of the Sept. 30th filing deadline. It is the only of the city's seven council races for the March 2015 election to so far break the million threshold, and its total combined kitty equals 40% of all the city council races combined contributions. The race's top fundraiser is currently David Ryu, a director of development and public affairs at the Kedren Acute Psychiatric Hospital and Community Mental Health Center.

Some Local Areas Exceed State Liquor Sales Ratios

The issue of whether liquor licenses help or hurt asked often in our neighborhoods. Some say local restaurants cannot compete without a license, creating a divide of what's best for the neighborhood.

City Deems A.C. Martin House Not Historic

According to Los Feliz Neighborhood Councilmember Mark F. Mauceri, preserving the house “should have been a slam dunk.”

Celebrities: We Need You When. . .

Michael “Flea” Balzary, Jodie Foster and Mad Men's January Jones have recently said "buh-bye" to living in Los Feliz, each recently selling their homes.

CD4 Candidate Jay Beeber Acknowledged for Stance on Homelessness

Regarding “Offbeat and All Candidates on Homelessness," (October 2014), as a health professional and resident of Los Feliz, I want to recognize candidate Jay Beeber for his analysis of the homelessness issue in our community. As he stated, the focus should be on substance abuse and mental illness.

Beachwood Enjoys Momentary Reprieve as Trailhead Remains Closed

The traffic-choked streets and swarms of visitors that have made daily life increasingly miserable for residents in recent years has slackened a bit since February, when the city closed the gate leading to a popular trailhead here and other Hollywood sign-viewing vistas.

[cd 4 election] Candidate Asks If Breaking Up LAUSD is hard to do

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has made headlines, especially the last year, with the most recent regarding the resignation in October of Superintendent John Deasy—his troubled iPad initiative seemingly the last straw. We asked current Los Angeles City Council (District 4) candidates to provide their thoughts on the 640,000 student enrolled organization.

Conservatory and Property Owners Negotiating Price for Land

The Silverlake Conservatory of Music and developers Frost/Chaddock are talking about a potential sale of a Sunset Junction property for a new performing arts center. The two sides had been at loggerheads, but are now talking and trying to determine an appropriate price for the property, located at Santa Monica Boulevard and Sanborn Avenue. A source close to the negotiations, who asked not to be named, indicated the two parties are trading numbers, and hope to get a resolution in a few weeks.

CD4 Candidate Teddy Davis Returns $7K in Developer Donations, Asks Candidates to Follow Suit

Attorney and educator Teddy Davis is attracting attention with his recent claim he will not accept developer money in his campaign. Davis, spontaneously made the statement at a September candidates forum in Hollywood and afterwards caught slack when a Los Angeles Times reporter revealed Davis had already accepted such donations. When the issue came to light, in an Oct. 1, Los Angeles Times story, Davis returned more than ,000 from his campaign back to developers. Now, he prides himself on being the only of the leading fundraising candidates devoid of such contributions.

Target Petitions California Supreme Court to Resume Construction

The Target project has been under fire from locals for its proposed parking and size. Plans call for a 163,000-square-foot store with 30,000-square-feet of additional retail and food outlets. Residents want the site to have subterranean parking, which, they say, will reduce the project’s height. Former area Los Angeles City Councilmember Eric Garcetti, who is now Mayor, supported Target’s plans, as does his successor, Mitch O’Farrell, who said the development is critical for area economic revitalization.

[senior moments] The New “Old Age”

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, there has been a substantial increase in the age of mortality in the past decade. And it could go higher. Reaching 100 years old will be less of a rarity.

Tribeca Pediatrics: Let’s Hold Off on the Antibiotics

Tribeca Pediatrics began over 20 years ago in New York’s lower Manhattan, when founder, Dr. Michel Cohen, started treating patients out of his home with low-intervention care and avoiding unnecessary medications and tests. Cohen’s baby and childcare book, The New Basics, is the modern go-to book known for easing first-time parents’ anxieties.

Griffith Park Habitat Ignored and Ridiculed by Ledger

Aided by one-sided reporting (yours) that includes inflammatory, insensitive statements by Los Feliz Neighborhood Councilmember Mark Mauceri and Independent Shakespeare Company Managing Director David Melville while omitting comments from the petitioners, the issue seems like a done deal. However, before cutting down those 40+ trees in the picnic area and bringing thousands more cars and noisy nights to the Old Zoo, we should try to do better than Chavez Ravine and consider the impact on those with softer voices who will suffer from the plans of these special interests.

CORRECTION: LFNC Fails to Support Latest Hollywood Ford Lot Building Requests

The project is in compliance with zoning laws implemented in the city’s Station Area Neighborhood Plan (SNAP), which encourages development near mass transit hubs. There is a subway stop within a block of the project at Vermont Avenue. However, the developer is seeking two construction variances— for “set-back” from the street and a height increase and wanted LFNC support for such.

Locals saving water one drop at a time

California is experiencing a record drought for the past three years with little or no rain in sight for Southern California—or the state. The dry weather has kicked up devastating wildfires, decimated crops and harvests in the state’s agricultural hub in the Central Valley, and put the state on a high, dry alert. Earlier this year, Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought state of emergency. To that end, Los Angeles area residents have been asked to cut back on water usage, maintain their lawns and yards in efficient manners and conserve water. When it comes to the drought, Atwater Village is trying to do its share.

The LFIA Plays “Softball” with the Mayor

The Mayor seemed to say any reference to the possibility that he has vested interests in particular outcomes on the Greek Theater's operation, the stalled Target construction in East Hollywood and the possible demolition of a home in Los Feliz by architect A.C. Martin—currently chief among our local concerns—is a “conspiracy theory.” He said he would concur with whatever the wishes of local councilmembers in any given district, and the commissioners on any board.

A Year Later Only a Freeway Dedication Is New in Gatto Murder Case

This Nov. 12th, the day the elder Gatto was believed murdered last year while sitting at his bedroom desk in his Bright Avenue home, Gatto will honor his father during a dedication of a portion of the 10 Freeway, near the Los Angeles County School for the Arts, downtown, to be named in his honor. Two of Gatto’s legislative colleagues Jimmy Gomez (D-Northeast Los Angeles) and Ian Calderon (D-Whitier) authored the state resolution for the naming, as Joseph Gatto founded the visual arts department at the school and was a beloved teacher there. According to Gatto, he will use the dedication to continue to urge the public for help with any information about his father’s death. “Things will never be easy for me,” Gatto said. “But things would improve if we catch someone. But it’ll never be easy for me again.”

Open Houses Can Open Doors to Thieves

Los Feliz based realtor Richard Stanley advises sellers remove or lock up valuables—including cash, jewelry, prescription drugs—and small valuables of any sort, laptops, credit cards, bank documents, keys, IDs and the like. “I know that occasionally thieves will target open houses in a particular neighborhood, such as Hancock Park or Los Feliz,” he said.

City Says No Active Earthquake Fault Near Millennium Project

The city's Dept. of Building and Safety signed reports today indicating there is no active earthquake fault near the Millennium project. The department's approval comes just before the state geologist is expected to finalize a regulatory map of the Hollywood earthquake fault, which is scheduled to be released by mid-November. The preliminary map has been the subject of much debate because it placed the Hollywood fault zone through the KFWB site, as well as the iconic Capitol Records tower and Millennium project, where a developer plans to build Hollywood's tallest skyscrapers, at 39- and 35-stories tall.

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