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Gallery presents rare glimpses of cultural icons

February 6, 2012

Certain figures’ legacies have survived decades of new movies, new hit songs and new famous faces, remaining bona fide icons whose fame continues today despite the passage of time: Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Jimi Hendrix and Mick Jagger . More here: Gallery presents rare glimpses of cultural icons

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Roxbury Park Community Center, Mike Feuer Transit Bill and Westside Subway Extension

February 6, 2012

The future of both the Roxbury Park Community Center and Westside Subway Extension have residents buzzing. Read the rest here: Roxbury Park Community Center, Mike Feuer Transit Bill and Westside Subway Extension

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Clippers vs. Lakers: Which Team Has The Worst Fans? (VIDEO)

February 4, 2012

We all know the stereotypes. Hardcore Lakers fans light things on fire when the team wins a championship. Hardcore Clippers fans are perpetually depressed because they’ve never had a chance to destroy anything except their expectations. Here’s something they have in common: both groups get their own version of the “Sh*t People Say” meme, and neither come out smelling like roses. The Lakers are riding high on 16 league championships, so the fans on ” Stuff Laker Fans Say ,” are bombastic and entitled. They defend Kobe against rape accusations, express nostalgia for the Zen Master and shove a Lamar Odom jersey to the back of their closet. The money quotes: “Derek Fisher’s so old. RETIRE!” and “We should trade Luke Walton for…” anyone. WATCH : Just like the franchise and its fans, the ” Sh*t Clippers Fans Say ” video is a little pathetic because it’s so hopeful. The fan swings from unbridled optimism (“This is our year! We’ve got CP3!”) to fatalism (“This franchise is so cursed”). And, as true Clipper fandom requires, the video is shot through with a strong dose of hate for Kobe and all other “fakers.” WATCH : Of course, the tables could turn for both sets of fans this year. With a couple of power trades and a strong start to the season , the oft-maligned Los Angeles Clippers have transformed into “Lob City” — while the Lakers are looking old, tired and frustrated on the road . For the sake of the All-Star game, expect these two sets of cultish fans to come together for one night. Four of the Western Conference’s starters come from LA : Kobe Bryant and Andrew Bynum from the Lakers, and Chris Paul and Blake Griffin from the Clippers. But don’t expect the kumbayas to last for long; both teams are gunning for the playoffs, and only one can represent the West in the NBA finals. Visit link: Clippers vs. Lakers: Which Team Has The Worst Fans? (VIDEO)

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Board of Ed Still Plans to Oppose Mike Feuer Transit Bill

February 4, 2012

The Beverly Hills Unified School District Board of Education is remaining steadfast in its opposition to a proposed state bill sponsored by Assemblyman Mike Feuer (D-Los Angeles) even though the legislation is not as limiting as board members originally believed. Introduced by Feuer in January, AB1444 would streamline the approval process for public transit projects , such as the Westside Subway Extension , by granting them special legal protection from state environmental review challenges. “My bill would not affect the ability of the Beverly Hills Unified School District to challenge one of the routes that the L.A. County Metro Board will consider for the Westside Subway Extension,” Feuer said in a Feb. 2 commentary on Patch . “In fact, it would only apply to projects for which, unlike the subway, a draft environmental impact report has yet to circulate.” Feuer made his comment after Patch reported that the Board of Education is drafting a resolution to oppose AB 1444 as it thought the legislation would prevent an environmental challenge to an MTA subway route under Beverly Hills High School. However, board President Brian Goldberg on Friday told Patch that Feuer’s comments do not change the board’s opposition to the bill. He said the board will still consider hiring a lobbyist in Sacramento to help defeat the measure. “We have seen legislation change dramatically during the legislative process and we do not have the luxury of waiting,” Goldberg said. “In addition, from a public policy standpoint, I am not sure why we [should] trust the MTA—a quasi-government agency—to bypass protections that we do not afford other businesses. What makes MTA special?” B e sure to follow Beverly Hills Patch on Twitter and “Like” us on Facebook . The rest is here: Board of Ed Still Plans to Oppose Mike Feuer Transit Bill

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The Shutter: Place Yuu in West LA Closes Shop

January 11, 2012

A tipster writes in to let us know about Place Yuu’s closure. I went by the Japanese restaurant Place Yuu on Sawtelle yesterday & notice it was closed, all signage was gone & windows were all construction papered up. A favorite late night sushi haunt on the Westside, the shutter comes as a surprise. So far, the papered windows don’t give any hint of what may come, and there is not yet a for lease sign on the building. [EaterWire] Here is the original post: The Shutter: Place Yuu in West LA Closes Shop

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Hazmat Team Called In To Swanky Westside Gym Because of Pepper Spray

December 24, 2011
Hazmat Team Called In To Swanky Westside Gym Because of Pepper Spray

We all know by now to beware of Walmart shoppers on Black Friday , but it turns out Westside fitness nuts hitting the gym during the holidays are not safe from pepper spray. more › Excerpt from: Hazmat Team Called In To Swanky Westside Gym Because of Pepper Spray

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Personalities

December 20, 2011

Performer Justin Bieber waves to fans in front of Whitney Elementary School in Las Vegas on Friday, Dec. See more here: Personalities

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The Associates of Westside Center for Independent Living Raise 8,000 at Literary Tea Fundraiser

December 20, 2011

Aliza Barzilay, Executive Director of the Westside Center for Independent Living , said the organization’s Associates raised $8,000 at a recent Literary Tea and Membership Party with Guest Author and Speaker, SUSAN ORLEAN, the New York Times Best-Selling Author of The Orchid Thief and staff writer for The New Yorker magazine. See the original post here: The Associates of Westside Center for Independent Living Raise 8,000 at Literary Tea Fundraiser

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Westside Looks at Bike-Share Program

December 15, 2011

Pedaling across cities on the Westside, be it to get to work in Beverly Hills or a lunch date in West Hollywood , could be a lot easier with a bike-share program like those popular in Washington D.C. and Montreal, a coalition of local government representatives said Monday. Read this article: Westside Looks at Bike-Share Program

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Westside COG Considers Biking Projects

December 13, 2011

In an effort to make traveling through the Westside easier, the transportation committee of the Westside Cities Council of Government (WSCCOG) met Monday to discuss ways to support bicycling in the area. The WSCCOG is a collaboration between the cities of Beverly Hills, Culver City, West Hollywood and Santa Monica as well as Westside portions of Los Angeles and unincorporated Los Angeles County. In attendance were the three elected officials on the committee: Councilmember Jeff Cooper of Culver City, Councilmember John Heilman of West Hollywood, and Beverly Hills Vice Mayor Dr. William Brien. The meeting also included WSCCOG Executive Director Maria Rychlicki, staff members from the member communities, a representative from the Federal Highway Administration and members of Angelenos Against Gridlock and Better Bike. Rychlicki said the WSCCOG unites the otherwise autonomous cities so they can take advantage of opportunities as a sub-region. Among the topics discussed Monday was closing the gaps in bike lanes created when they pass through multiple cities. An example given was a bike lane on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood that stops when it reaches Beverly Hills and resumes in Los Angeles. “The cyclist gets on the road and suddenly the bicycle lane drops off the planet,” Rychlicki said. The committee is working on identifying five bike routes to improve based on project feasibility, safety and connecting as many member communities as possible. In addition to closing the gaps between cities, the committee will recommend signage to help riders find the bike lanes. Possible areas to improve include the bike lane on Santa Monica Boulevard and a north-south route into Culver City, perhaps on Beverly Drive. The committee is also studying a bike-sharing program based on those used in Washington, D.C., and Paris, where participants check out bikes to use in different parts of the city in an effort to close the so-called “last mile” between public transportation and user destinations. The committee discussed the best ways to implement such a program in the Westside. “It’s essential that, in whatever program we develop, somebody can get a bike in West Hollywood, ride to Santa Monica, drop it off there and then, if they wanted, get a bike in Culver City and ride back to West Hollywood,” West Hollywood Councilmember Heilman said. The committee will discuss these plans further at its next meeting, which Rychlicki said may be scheduled before Christmas. The committee’s recommendations will be brought to the entire COG board in January for a vote on whether to adopt them as formal recommendations for the member communities. See the original post here: Westside COG Considers Biking Projects

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Raw Police Video