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  • City Selects Live Nation to Manage Greek Theater
    City Selects Live Nation to Manage Greek Theater
  • Decision on Greek Theater Delayed Yet Again After Panel Splits Votes
    Decision on Greek Theater Delayed Yet Again After Panel Splits Votes
  • Greek Theater Decision for Vendor Delayed Until Oct. 9th
    Greek Theater Decision for Vendor Delayed Until Oct. 9th
  • Century old Los Feliz House Deemed Not Historic, Could be Demolished
    Century old Los Feliz House Deemed Not Historic, Could be Demolished
  • Local Schools Vary Widely on Vaccines
    Local Schools Vary Widely on Vaccines
  • CORRECTION: [cd4 election] Offbeat & All, Candidates on Homelessness
    CORRECTION: [cd4 election] Offbeat & All, Candidates on Homelessness
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    Serenity
  • Happening Halloween Hayride Rides Again Locally
    Happening Halloween Hayride Rides Again Locally
  • [Buy Local] The Sqirl Effect: New Businesses Open in Virgil Village
    [Buy Local] The Sqirl Effect: New Businesses Open in Virgil Village
  • Appeal Court Reverses Earlier Rulings In St. Mary’s Church Saga
    Appeal Court Reverses Earlier Rulings In St. Mary’s Church Saga
  • Heirloom Ivanhoe Always Fast Forward
    Heirloom Ivanhoe Always Fast Forward
  • [cd4 election] Red-Light Cameras? This Candidate Stopped Them
    [cd4 election] Red-Light Cameras? This Candidate Stopped Them
  • The Don’t Like Parking Tickets, Thirsty Meters or Other Bumps in the Road
    The Don’t Like Parking Tickets, Thirsty Meters or Other Bumps in the Road
  • Hollister Appeals  City Denial of Alcohol for Boutique Hotel
    Hollister Appeals City Denial of Alcohol for Boutique Hotel
  • School Guide 2014-2015
    School Guide 2014-2015
  • Park advocates seek longer-term fixes at Barnsdall
    Park advocates seek longer-term fixes at Barnsdall
  • Flea’s Conservatory Plans Stymied by Apartment Complex
    Flea’s Conservatory Plans Stymied by Apartment Complex

 

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Live Nation wins the bid to take over the Greek Theater, beating incumbent Nederlander/AEG. Nederlander has operated the Greek Theater since 1975. The Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Board of Commissioners chose Live Nation after a Georgia-based consultant firm recommended the Beverly Hills based company over Nederlander.
Live Nation wins the bid to take over the Greek Theater, beating incumbent Nederlander/AEG. Nederlander has operated the Greek Theater since 1975. The Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Board of Commissioners chose Live Nation after a Georgia-based consultant firm recommended the Beverly Hills based company over Nederlander.
Shortened board creates stalemate issue for the city going forward.  Rec and Park Commissioners to vote again on issue on Oct. 23rd.
Shortened board creates stalemate issue for the city going forward. Rec and Park Commissioners to vote again on issue on Oct. 23rd.
Approximately, 200 people attended the Oct. 1st meeting, including executives from Live Nation and Nederlander/Anshutz Entertainment Group (AEG), who joined forces to compete for the coveted bid. The decision to delay the matter occurred after a city staffer requested authority to begin negotiations with the city and Live Nation, which was first recommended by the commissioners Sept. 26th.  The postponement was met with a standing ovation from many members of the audience.
Approximately, 200 people attended the Oct. 1st meeting, including executives from Live Nation and Nederlander/Anshutz Entertainment Group (AEG), who joined forces to compete for the coveted bid. The decision to delay the matter occurred after a city staffer requested authority to begin negotiations with the city and Live Nation, which was first recommended by the commissioners Sept. 26th. The postponement was met with a standing ovation from many members of the audience.
Yesterday, the city's Cultural Heritage Commission wasn’t swayed by arguments, voting 4-0, against making the Bartlett residence a monument.
Yesterday, the city's Cultural Heritage Commission wasn’t swayed by arguments, voting 4-0, against making the Bartlett residence a monument.
Attorneys for opponents of two youth baseball fields at Crystal Springs and a permanent performance stage at the Old Zoo, both in Griffith Park, have filed lawsuits against the city on both projects. John Perron, a current candidate for Los Angeles City Council, to replace termed-out Tom LaBonge, is the only candidate that would provide comment to the lawsuits filed in September. According to Perron, he supports the lawsuit, at least for the youth baseball fields, and does not believe building them at Crystal Springs is for the better good of the Greater Los Angeles area.
Attorneys for opponents of two youth baseball fields at Crystal Springs and a permanent performance stage at the Old Zoo, both in Griffith Park, have filed lawsuits against the city on both projects. John Perron, a current candidate for Los Angeles City Council, to replace termed-out Tom LaBonge, is the only candidate that would provide comment to the lawsuits filed in September. According to Perron, he supports the lawsuit, at least for the youth baseball fields, and does not believe building them at Crystal Springs is for the better good of the Greater Los Angeles area.
The trend of parents opting-out of vaccinating their kids through “personal belief exemptions” is on the rise.
The trend of parents opting-out of vaccinating their kids through “personal belief exemptions” is on the rise.
They've got ideas: everything from a parking lot to be used for the homeless where they can sleep in their cars to improved coordination between the city and Los Angeles County.
They've got ideas: everything from a parking lot to be used for the homeless where they can sleep in their cars to improved coordination between the city and Los Angeles County.
The “Haunted Hayride” is now a Los Angeles Halloween staple, taking fans of fright through several horror “zones,” including a “Haunted Hayride,” “The House of the Horsemen” and “Purgatory.”
The “Haunted Hayride” is now a Los Angeles Halloween staple, taking fans of fright through several horror “zones,” including a “Haunted Hayride,” “The House of the Horsemen” and “Purgatory.”
The opening of Sqirl has spurred change, attracting new businesses to the heavily trafficked thoroughfare.
The opening of Sqirl has spurred change, attracting new businesses to the heavily trafficked thoroughfare.
The Los Feliz Village Business Improvement District (LFVBID) board will use a “carrot and the stick” approach with local businesses that have not yet paid their annual assessments.
The Los Feliz Village Business Improvement District (LFVBID) board will use a “carrot and the stick” approach with local businesses that have not yet paid their annual assessments.
A long-running dispute over the rightful possession of the St. Mary’s of the Angels church property has hit another milestone.
A long-running dispute over the rightful possession of the St. Mary’s of the Angels church property has hit another milestone.
San Fernando Road makes up three of the top five intersections in Atwater Village where hit-and-run accidents occur, according to data from the Los Angeles Police Dept. (LAPD). The three troubled San Fernando intersections are at Los Feliz Boulevard; Glendale Boulevard and Salem Street, according to police officials.  Traffic, some say, is partially to blame.
San Fernando Road makes up three of the top five intersections in Atwater Village where hit-and-run accidents occur, according to data from the Los Angeles Police Dept. (LAPD). The three troubled San Fernando intersections are at Los Feliz Boulevard; Glendale Boulevard and Salem Street, according to police officials. Traffic, some say, is partially to blame.
To commemorate Ivanhoe’s lasting legacy, the school’s anniversary will be celebrated at this year’s annual “IvanHoedown” celebration on Oct. 25th, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. advertising the free event as a “Hoedown Homecoming” where all alumni are encouraged to attend.  As well, Brigid LaBonge along with her husband Los Angeles City 4 Councilmember Tom LaBonge—who is himself an Ivanhoe alumnus—will receive an honor on the occasion with an official plaque for the LaBonge Family Auditorium presented by former Ivanhoe parent and Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez.
To commemorate Ivanhoe’s lasting legacy, the school’s anniversary will be celebrated at this year’s annual “IvanHoedown” celebration on Oct. 25th, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. advertising the free event as a “Hoedown Homecoming” where all alumni are encouraged to attend. As well, Brigid LaBonge along with her husband Los Angeles City 4 Councilmember Tom LaBonge—who is himself an Ivanhoe alumnus—will receive an honor on the occasion with an official plaque for the LaBonge Family Auditorium presented by former Ivanhoe parent and Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez.
A former manager of one of New Jersey's largest animal hospitals—who relocated to Los Angeles in the late 1990s to work in the entertainment industry as a filmmaker—the 51-year-old Beeber said he would bring a “business-mindedness” to the coveted seat, as well as logical, efficient thought and fiscal prudence.
A former manager of one of New Jersey's largest animal hospitals—who relocated to Los Angeles in the late 1990s to work in the entertainment industry as a filmmaker—the 51-year-old Beeber said he would bring a “business-mindedness” to the coveted seat, as well as logical, efficient thought and fiscal prudence.
When you head to a local restaurant, it “makes no sense that parking near it has arbitrary rules [limiting the stay to] two hours.”  As a result, the duo are proposing meters that mimic what’s already successful in other cities, ones that scale prices upward if patrons stay longer,
When you head to a local restaurant, it “makes no sense that parking near it has arbitrary rules [limiting the stay to] two hours.” As a result, the duo are proposing meters that mimic what’s already successful in other cities, ones that scale prices upward if patrons stay longer,
The sale of alcohol is a “crucial part of the project,” said a consultant to Hollister named Manny Diaz, both in making it profitable as well as fulfilling Hollister’s vision of a boutique hotel with a fully operational restaurant space.
The sale of alcohol is a “crucial part of the project,” said a consultant to Hollister named Manny Diaz, both in making it profitable as well as fulfilling Hollister’s vision of a boutique hotel with a fully operational restaurant space.

Get your ghosts and goblins on. Local ideas for Halloween!
Get your ghosts and goblins on. Local ideas for Halloween!
Los Feliz BID estimates cost to trim local trees at $15,000. They would like the city of Los Angeles to help them pay for it.
Los Feliz BID estimates cost to trim local trees at $15,000. They would like the city of Los Angeles to help them pay for it.
Traffic calming initiatives have changed Virgil Avenue’s navigation patterns. The opening of Sqirl (at 720 N. Virgil Ave. #4) in 2012, in a modest corner storefront at Virgil Avenue and Marathon Street, has also spurred change, attracting new businesses to the heavily trafficked thoroughfare.
Traffic calming initiatives have changed Virgil Avenue’s navigation patterns. The opening of Sqirl (at 720 N. Virgil Ave. #4) in 2012, in a modest corner storefront at Virgil Avenue and Marathon Street, has also spurred change, attracting new businesses to the heavily trafficked thoroughfare.
It's that time of the year again when schools open their doors for tours and admissions. Check our our comprehensive guide to local private and public schools, including school information, costs, dates for tours and other important application or enrollment information.
It's that time of the year again when schools open their doors for tours and admissions. Check our our comprehensive guide to local private and public schools, including school information, costs, dates for tours and other important application or enrollment information.
The Barnsdall Art Park Foundation offered to contribute funds to the city to provide money its raised to improve the park’s conditions, but the foundation said it’s still awaiting a response.
The Barnsdall Art Park Foundation offered to contribute funds to the city to provide money its raised to improve the park’s conditions, but the foundation said it’s still awaiting a response.
A developer is standing firm, and some local politicians have remained quiet, on the developer's intent to move forward with a mixed use project, including apartments, at the site. Flea, of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the founder of the Silver Lake Conservatory, however said he has other plans for the location.
A developer is standing firm, and some local politicians have remained quiet, on the developer's intent to move forward with a mixed use project, including apartments, at the site. Flea, of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the founder of the Silver Lake Conservatory, however said he has other plans for the location.
Locally, sales did a little better than the rest of Southern California. But the area is not immune to the slowing trend.
Locally, sales did a little better than the rest of Southern California. But the area is not immune to the slowing trend.

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Sales Incrementally Better Than Southland’s As Season Changes

Locally, sales did a little better than the rest of Southern California. But the area is not immune to the slowing trend.

Flea’s Conservatory Plans Stymied by Apartment Complex

A developer is standing firm, and some local politicians have remained quiet, on the developer's intent to move forward with a mixed use project, including apartments, at the site. Flea, of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the founder of the Silver Lake Conservatory, however said he has other plans for the location.

Park advocates seek longer-term fixes at Barnsdall

The Barnsdall Art Park Foundation offered to contribute funds to the city to provide money its raised to improve the park’s conditions, but the foundation said it’s still awaiting a response.

School Guide 2014-2015

It's that time of the year again when schools open their doors for tours and admissions. Check our our comprehensive guide to local private and public schools, including school information, costs, dates for tours and other important application or enrollment information.

BID Seeks City Funding Help for Tree Trimming

Los Feliz BID estimates cost to trim local trees at ,000. They would like the city of Los Angeles to help them pay for it.

Teen Cuts Her Teeth At Atwater Council Meetings

ATWATER VILLAGE – When Alicia Lambarri grows up she wants to be an actress. Or maybe a lawyer. “I think maybe I can be an actress with a law degree I can back myself up and fight my own battles,” said the sophomore who attends Bishop Alemany High School in [...]

Trick or Treat! If you dare. . .

Get your ghosts and goblins on. Local ideas for Halloween!

Hollister Appeals City Denial of Alcohol for Boutique Hotel

The sale of alcohol is a “crucial part of the project,” said a consultant to Hollister named Manny Diaz, both in making it profitable as well as fulfilling Hollister’s vision of a boutique hotel with a fully operational restaurant space.

The Don’t Like Parking Tickets, Thirsty Meters or Other Bumps in the Road

When you head to a local restaurant, it “makes no sense that parking near it has arbitrary rules [limiting the stay to] two hours.” As a result, the duo are proposing meters that mimic what’s already successful in other cities, ones that scale prices upward if patrons stay longer,

[cd4 election] Red-Light Cameras? This Candidate Stopped Them

A former manager of one of New Jersey's largest animal hospitals—who relocated to Los Angeles in the late 1990s to work in the entertainment industry as a filmmaker—the 51-year-old Beeber said he would bring a “business-mindedness” to the coveted seat, as well as logical, efficient thought and fiscal prudence.

San Fernando Road Magnet for Hit-and-Run Accidents

San Fernando Road makes up three of the top five intersections in Atwater Village where hit-and-run accidents occur, according to data from the Los Angeles Police Dept. (LAPD). The three troubled San Fernando intersections are at Los Feliz Boulevard; Glendale Boulevard and Salem Street, according to police officials. Traffic, some say, is partially to blame.

Heirloom Ivanhoe Always Fast Forward

To commemorate Ivanhoe’s lasting legacy, the school’s anniversary will be celebrated at this year’s annual “IvanHoedown” celebration on Oct. 25th, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. advertising the free event as a “Hoedown Homecoming” where all alumni are encouraged to attend. As well, Brigid LaBonge along with her husband Los Angeles City 4 Councilmember Tom LaBonge—who is himself an Ivanhoe alumnus—will receive an honor on the occasion with an official plaque for the LaBonge Family Auditorium presented by former Ivanhoe parent and Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez.

Happening Halloween Hayride Rides Again Locally

The “Haunted Hayride” is now a Los Angeles Halloween staple, taking fans of fright through several horror “zones,” including a “Haunted Hayride,” “The House of the Horsemen” and “Purgatory.”

CORRECTION: [cd4 election] Offbeat & All, Candidates on Homelessness

They've got ideas: everything from a parking lot to be used for the homeless where they can sleep in their cars to improved coordination between the city and Los Angeles County.

Lawsuits vs. Projects Filed by Griffith & “Friends”

Attorneys for opponents of two youth baseball fields at Crystal Springs and a permanent performance stage at the Old Zoo, both in Griffith Park, have filed lawsuits against the city on both projects. John Perron, a current candidate for Los Angeles City Council, to replace termed-out Tom LaBonge, is the only candidate that would provide comment to the lawsuits filed in September. According to Perron, he supports the lawsuit, at least for the youth baseball fields, and does not believe building them at Crystal Springs is for the better good of the Greater Los Angeles area.

Century old Los Feliz House Deemed Not Historic, Could be Demolished

Yesterday, the city's Cultural Heritage Commission wasn’t swayed by arguments, voting 4-0, against making the Bartlett residence a monument.

Greek Theater Decision for Vendor Delayed Until Oct. 9th

Approximately, 200 people attended the Oct. 1st meeting, including executives from Live Nation and Nederlander/Anshutz Entertainment Group (AEG), who joined forces to compete for the coveted bid. The decision to delay the matter occurred after a city staffer requested authority to begin negotiations with the city and Live Nation, which was first recommended by the commissioners Sept. 26th. The postponement was met with a standing ovation from many members of the audience.

Decision on Greek Theater Delayed Yet Again After Panel Splits Votes

Shortened board creates stalemate issue for the city going forward. Rec and Park Commissioners to vote again on issue on Oct. 23rd.

City Selects Live Nation to Manage Greek Theater

Live Nation wins the bid to take over the Greek Theater, beating incumbent Nederlander/AEG. Nederlander has operated the Greek Theater since 1975. The Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Board of Commissioners chose Live Nation after a Georgia-based consultant firm recommended the Beverly Hills based company over Nederlander.