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Is Hollywood Coming Home To Hollywood? MIHH Indicates Yes

Dick Guttman | Posted 09.20.2016 | Entertainment
Dick Guttman

While the Oscar and Emmy awards salute creative achievement, there is a more recent honors program which salutes Hollywood's shining history and its current renaissance as the greatest place in the world to make filmed entertainment. It's called MIHH, and its news for this year is optimistic.

Will Los Angeles Sever 'Sister City' Ties to Anti-Gay St. Petersburg, Russia?

Karen Ocamb | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Karen Ocamb

The severing or even suspension of ties to St. Petersburg by the City of Los Angeles would send a resounding message of support for LGBT human rights from the ninth most economically powerful city in the world that other cities could use as cover to also sever ties.

PHOTO: Ordered To Remove His Own Graffiti

Posted 12.17.2013 | Los Angeles

Not everyone appreciates Chris Brown's graffiti as art -- at least not in their own neighborhood. Neighbors who live near the singer in the Hollyw...

If LA Shall Appear Great to You, Consider Then Passing CCFO

Edward Headington | Posted 04.13.2013 | Los Angeles
Edward Headington

There are still glories ahead for our City of Angels but only if men and women purchase them through thoughtful policymaking.

Not Enough Votes To Overturn Police Commission's Decision On Red-Light Cameras

Hollywood, CA Patch | Tiffany Kelly | Email the Author | June 21, 2011 | Posted 08.22.2011 | Los Angeles

Red-light cameras at 32 Los Angeles intersections remain scheduled to be removed, after the City Council's failure Tuesday to overturn a Police Commis...

LA Times Endorses Challenger To Council Incumbent LaBonge | February 27, 2011 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Tom LaBonge represents the council's 4th District. He is one of City Hall's most recognizable figures, a fixture since the days of Mayor Tom Bradley. ...

What's Wrong With 311 in Los Angeles

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Mark Olmsted

Citizens who take the time to keep their neighborhoods clean should not have to jump through hoops. The operator should just send the information where it belongs.

A Giant Get Well Card for "Manny" of Silver Lake Gelson's

Anthea Raymond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Anthea Raymond

Beloved Gelson's employee Maniso Vongsavanh got a giant-sized "Get Well" card signed by shoppers, friends, and fellow employees this past Sunday. "...

Food Fight: Backlash Begins As Councilman Propses Food Truck Limits

LAist | Zach Behrens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

On Friday, Councilmember Tom LaBonge proposed two motions to limit how food trucks operate in Los Angeles and it didn't take long before a movement we...

When Is it Art? The Age-Old Question in a Crazy New Context

Carine Fabius | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Carine Fabius

So, it turns out that the City of Los Angeles has been buffing (or painting over) hundreds of murals since 2007 because of a mind-bending poster case for the law of unintended consequences.

Save a Peak, Solar a Sign

Mike Bonifer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mike Bonifer

If a city has a way of raising money to support its schools and sustainability education, a city ought to do it. That's our position. Do something. That's our motto.

Solar The Sign!

Mike Bonifer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mike Bonifer

Solar Paneling the Hollywood Sign struck me as a beautiful, artful, symbolically powerful idea -- what I call in my line of work a 'productive game'