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County Worker Arrested During Prostitution Sting While Driving a County-Issued Truck

February 8, 2012
County Worker Arrested During Prostitution Sting While Driving a County-Issued Truck

An LAPD prostitution sting along Lankershim Boulevard last Thursday ensnared a county worker, who just happened to be driving a county-issued truck at the time. Mitchell Tharp, 49, a 12-year veteran of the county was arrested for trying to pick up a prostitute, according to the Daily News . more › Read the original here: County Worker Arrested During Prostitution Sting While Driving a County-Issued Truck

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D&ET Jewelry 101: The Victorian and Edwardian Jewelry Eras

December 20, 2011
D&ET Jewelry 101: The Victorian and Edwardian Jewelry Eras

  Victorian era 5.36 carat old cushion-cut diamond with amethyst border . An antique ring is more than a ring – it’s a living, gleaming timepiece.  Its stone, setting and design aesthetic are lasting testaments to the people and lifestyle of a bygone era. Brushing up on jewelry history can clue you into the techniques and materials that give a period piece the glamour it has today. For unparalleled elegance, start your lesson with the Victorian and Edwardian jewelry periods. Victorian Brooch With Diamonds, Emeralds, Sapphires and Rubies Old-European cut diamond brooch with natural rubies, emeralds and sapphires. Early Victorian Era (1837-1879) With Queen Victoria’s marital bliss as inspiration, Early Victorian jewelry shines with romance. Flowers, hearts, lovebirds and other natural motifs often couple with gemstones and delicate ornamentation in these feminine pieces. The queen’s love for her family is reflected in timeless sentimental items such as keepsake lockets or jewelry decorated with a lock of a loved one’s hair. Opals, seed pearls and corals were stylish choices for Early Victorian women. With the death of Queen Victoria’s husband in 1861, jewelry took on a markedly somber tone. Dark onyx and garnets dominate designs for the next two decades, an era often called the Grand Period. Late Victorian (1880-1900) With the mourning period over, the Late Victorian era boasted a renewed celebratory energy and love for glamour. The discovery of diamonds in South Africa made these glistening stones abundant, and Late Victorian jewelry reflects that bounty: Brooches feature diamond-studded creatures and flowers with elegant, diamond dew drops. Edwardian (1901-1920) The exuberance continues into the Edwardian Era, during which platinum and diamond accents flourished. Delicate filigree work gives Edwardian jewelry its characteristic lacy look. Tiaras, pearls and choker necklaces reflect the sophistication of Queen Alexandria, while King Edward VII’s favorite stone, the peridot, and beloved pastime, sporting, are common in jewelry.  Calibrated sapphires pair with ornate settings in pieces that reflect the Edwardian period’s jewelry-loving wealthy class. Victorian Cameo Brooch A Victorian carved-shell cameo with 14K gold setting and diamond necklace detailing.  Whether you want the subtle romance of the Early Victorian era or ornate Edwardian filigree, let Diamond and Estate Trust be your guide. The perfect antique accent awaits you! View original post here: D&ET Jewelry 101: The Victorian and Edwardian Jewelry Eras

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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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Not-So-American Apparel Ordered To Pay $60K After Firing Worker On Medical Leave For Cancer Treatment

December 20, 2011
Not-So-American Apparel Ordered To Pay $60K After Firing Worker On Medical Leave For Cancer Treatment

Los Angeles-based American Apparel, Inc. has been ordered to pay $60,000 and provide other relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit today involving the firing of a Latino garment worker. Filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on September 29, 2010, the lawsuit alleged that American Apparel violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) when it fired garment worker Jose De Los Santos who was on approved medical leave for cancer treatment. more › See the original post: Not-So-American Apparel Ordered To Pay $60K After Firing Worker On Medical Leave For Cancer Treatment

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