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Blow – Redondo DUI Checkpoint

April 1, 2015
Blow – Redondo DUI Checkpoint

Redondo Beach Police Department host a DUI Checkpoint to keep the neighborhood safe. Don’t drink and drive. Do subscribe, like, share, and comment. Thanks for watching.

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Police Lies about Law at DUI Checkpoint

December 15, 2012
Police Lies about Law at DUI Checkpoint

Coming home from work I drive into a DUI checkpoint at the entrance to my neighborhood.

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Horace Mann Renovations Could Include Public Parking

February 9, 2012

As the city searches for ways to revitalize southeast Beverly Hills, a proposal to add public parking under Horace Mann School  for local shoppers has elicited concerns from parents. The Board of Education voted Nov. 22 to formally approve plans to spend $55 million of Measure E funds to rebuild and modernize the Horace Mann campus. The proposal includes a two-story building on the corner of Robertson and Charleville boulevards that will house the middle school, a new multipurpose room and a new library. There would be 100 underground parking spaces for school staff and visitors. “Parking is key to upgrading the neighborhood, which will benefit everyone who lives here or attends school here,” Councilman John Mirisch told the Horace Mann Parent Teacher Association on Thursday. Mirisch and Deputy City Manager David Lightner raised the idea of adding a second level of underground parking at Horace Mann at a Nov. 9 Board of Education study session.   The city already leases space at Horace Mann through the Joint Powers Agreement , so offering public parking there could be seen as an extension of the JPA, said Mirisch. The councilman is looking at ways to bring parking to the area as part of his role leading the city’s task force to develop the southeast part of town. “With more parking, our section of Robertson Boulevard could become like Robertson Boulevard in West Hollywood,” he told parents. Mirisch noted that the Beverly Hills section of the street hosts small businesses like nail salons and massage parlors while the West Hollywood section hosts The Ivy and other high-end restaurants and retailers. If more upscale businesses opened near Horace Mann, the city would collect additional property taxes, the councilman said. This could directly benefit the Beverly Hills Unified School District, which became a  basic aid district in 2010. (Under basic aid, the schools are funded through local property taxes rather than a per-pupil allotment from the state.)   Many Horace Mann parents, however, expressed concerns about the idea. Some noted increased traffic flow, safety worries and the general philosophy that commercial and education interests should not be mixed. Mirisch himself said that environmental concerns may preclude the city from moving forward with his plan. There are subterranean toxins on the Horace Mann grounds from a gas station that used to be located across the street. The process of digging up the soil to clean it might be too costly to add any underground parking to the school. “The contamination is probably the biggest stumbling block to the [parking] idea, so I don’t know if it will make financial sense to move forward,” Mirisch told Patch in an email. “We need to…get additional information before there’s anything more to talk about.” Mirisch is continuing to look at other ways to provide more parking on or near Robertson, Olympic and Wilshire boulevards. Additional parking and bike lanes in the area could help create the “right mix of stores, boutique restaurants and most importantly, a sense of community,” he told Patch. Be sure to follow Beverly Hills Patch on  Twitter  and “Like” us on  Facebook . Read the original: Horace Mann Renovations Could Include Public Parking

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Police Investigate Connection Between Two Women Whose Bodies Were Dumped Near Freeways

January 28, 2012
Police Investigate Connection Between Two Women Whose Bodies Were Dumped Near Freeways

Police said they are investigating the very thing that has been worrying residents in Lincoln Heights : whether there’s any connection between the cases of two women in the neighborhood who mysteriously disappeared before turning up dead on the side of the freeway. more › The rest is here: Police Investigate Connection Between Two Women Whose Bodies Were Dumped Near Freeways

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Where Coachella Acts Come From and What That Says About American Music

January 20, 2012
Where Coachella Acts Come From and What That Says About American Music

Which corners of the world are doing their best to rep at Coachella? The Atlantic’s Richard Florida crunched the numbers and found that Swedes, Brits, Austinites and Angelenos are overrepresented at the festival. more › Link: Where Coachella Acts Come From and What That Says About American Music

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Got Guests In Town? How To Do Hollywood Right

December 26, 2011

Pity the rubes. Those wayward tourists who dawdle in their cars and tour buses along Beachwood Drive, enraging the locals as they haltingly seek that perfect Hollywood sign photo op — they know not what they do. Maybe you’re not from this neighborhood either, but you have savvier Hollywood plans. They involve horse trails, hidden hotels, a magic castle, a monastery — and that’s just a start. To close out our yearlong series of Southern California Close-Ups, here is a set of 10 Hollywood micro-itineraries, suitable for visitors from across town or across the planet. To see the previous 11 installments in our multimedia tour of Los Angeles and Orange counties, go to latimes.com/socalcloseups. The rest is here: Got Guests In Town? How To Do Hollywood Right

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Hollywood Community Plan Proposes Building Up, But Is It What the Neighborhood Needs?

December 20, 2011
Hollywood Community Plan Proposes Building Up, But Is It What the Neighborhood Needs?

Hooray for improvements in how we can work, live, and hang out in Hollywood. Right? The Hollywood Community Plan , which is about to go before the L.A. City Council for approval, has the support of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. more › See the original post: Hollywood Community Plan Proposes Building Up, But Is It What the Neighborhood Needs?

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Stirling: Hollywood in the Adelaide Hills

December 4, 2011

Julia Ormond arrives at the 2011 HBO Golden Globe Party in Beverly Hills, California, in January. See the original post: Stirling: Hollywood in the Adelaide Hills

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John A. Perez: New Law Will Increase Access to Healthy California Foods

October 26, 2011

On the dawn of the Great Depression, then-presidential candidate Herbert Hoover famously promised a chicken in every pot and a car in every garage. Today, even as our nation muddles through our own Great Recession, one look at the 405 freeway during rush hour makes clear that as a nation and state, we have certainly managed to put a car in almost every garage. However, our ability to deliver on the chicken — and other healthy food items — is a challenge we absolutely must meet if we are to protect and improve the health of the people of California. While most would consider dietary choice one of the biggest hurdles to healthy living, California’s nutritional shortcomings extend beyond that of trans fat and caloric challenges, and into the disturbing realm of simple access to affordable, healthy food options. Even in the year 2011, there are urban and rural communities throughout the state whose residents do not have access to grocery stores that offer fruits, vegetables and dairy products. These communities, referred to as “food deserts,” are not only prevalent in California, but are cause for concern throughout the entire country. Residents of food deserts generally have higher incidences of premature death, and are susceptible to a variety of nutrition-related ailments, including heart disease and diabetes. Even though California’s farmers have an international reputation for their production of high quality, healthy fruits and vegetables, food deserts are a real public health problem in California. That’s why I authored Assembly Bill 581 , legislation that begins to eliminate food deserts, increases access to healthy foods and has the potential to create jobs in the local economies of food desert areas. Last year, President Obama initiated the Healthy Food Financing Initiative , a partnership between the U.S. departments of Agriculture, Health and Human Services, and Treasury, to invest $340 million nationwide with the goal of eliminating food deserts across the country within seven years through innovative financing, grants and private sector engagement. AB 581 creates California’s own Healthy Food Financing Initiative, marking the beginning of an effort to assist communities of need through financing options, as well as partnerships with governmental agencies, non-profits and philanthropic groups. AB 581 also enables California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross to establish an advisory committee that will provide the Legislature with recommendations by July 1, 2012, on how to increase access to healthy foods. I have firsthand knowledge of the economic benefits that occur in communities that combat food deserts. I worked for nearly a decade to bring a full-service grocery store to the downtown Los Angeles neighborhood I now represent. The community — which was previously considered a food desert — is now home to one of the most profitable stores in the entire chain. Bringing that grocery store to the neighborhood benefitted both the public health and the local economy — something AB 581 stands to duplicate all over California. California’s farmers have been providing healthy food to people all over the world, and now the Legislature’s overwhelming bipartisan support of AB 581, coupled with Gov. Brown signing the bill into law, will increase access to healthy foods in underserved rural and urban communities, right here at home. So even if someone doesn’t have a car in their garage, they won’t have to look too far to find a healthy chicken — and vegetables — for their pot. Reprinted with permission from the “California Farm Bureau Federation’s AgAlert.” Read the original post: John A. Perez: New Law Will Increase Access to Healthy California Foods

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Is Westwood the Best Neighborhood for Trick-or-Treating in L.A.?

October 21, 2011
Is Westwood the Best Neighborhood for Trick-or-Treating in L.A.?

Westwood topped a list of best places for trick-or-treaters in Los Angeles. The real estate website Zillow plugged in a bunch of factors: the value of homes, crime data, population density and walkability. more › Read this article: Is Westwood the Best Neighborhood for Trick-or-Treating in L.A.?

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