That will be the proposal before the MTA this week when the board of directors considers plans to name the North Hollywood and East Los Angeles stations after retiring Supervisors Zev Yaroslavsky and Gloria Molina, respectively. The two term out of office in December, and both have played a major role with the transit agency in the passage of Measure R - the half-cent sales-tax increase to pay for transit improvements - and in the buildout of the system.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and MTA Chairman Tom Prendergast address news of another potential transit threat after comments Thursday from the Iraqi Prime Minister. Commuters who take advantage of Los Angeles' relatively new subway system were a bit on edge today, September 26, after hearing the news from Iraq's prime minister that there is a potential plot to attack underground railways in the United States and Paris.
If a work's success is measured by its ability to remain relevant, inspire others, and create dialogue, Terrence McNally's play Corpus Christi is successful indeed. The play - especially its nontraditionally cast production by Los Angelestheater group 108 Productions - is the subject of a new documentary, Corpus Christi: Playing With Redemption, and the force behind the I Am Love Campaign, an effort to end religion-based bias against LGBT people and advance understanding between LGBT and faith communities.
A tight fit! Eddie Murphy's daughter Bria shows off impressively pert derriere in fitted grey thigh-high shorts as she steps out in Beverly Hills She's the daughter of one of Hollywood's biggest names, and has led a life of luxury and privilege. But on Wednesday, Bria Murphy managed to steal the limelight by stepping out in the urban chic area of Beverly Hills in a rather sexy ensemble.
Back in July, Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 577 into law, ending a 23-year moratorium on constructing new light rail in the San Fernando Valley. Almost immediately, L.A. City Councilman Paul Krekorian, among others, filed a motion to study the effects of converting the Valley's Metro Orange Line bus into rail.
Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Traffic Division today asked for the public's help in finding a driver who struck and killed a pedestrian in North Hollywood and then fled. The crash occurred at 11:25 p.m. Sunday when a black Jeep Cherokee struck a pedestrian at Burbank Boulevard and Beck Avenue, throwing him into on coming traffic where he was struck for a second time by a vehicle described as possibly a 1990s light-colored four-door sedan.
A 42-year-old man who dumped a severely injured pit bull in a North Hollywood alley was sentenced to two years in state prison. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Karen Nudell of the Van Nuys Superior Court ordered that Carlos Ephraim Duarte's sentence instead be served as one year in local custody and one year under supervised release.
A 42-year-old man who authorities say abandoned a severely injured dog in an alleyway in North Hollywood was sentenced Wednesday. Carlos Efrain Duarte was sentenced to two years in state prison after pleading no contest to one felony count of animal cruelty.
They say that at some point in late November, Warren's Blackboard will close for an extensive makeover and will emerge, Hollywood style, as The Front Yard. They say - but then, they've been saying that for a while.
Actors' Equity Association is rallying its Los Angeles membership and meeting with local theater producers as part of its westward push. The theater actors' union recently cut the ribbon on its new $5.2-million building in North Hollywood and has begun canvassing its membership about the future of theater in the mecca of TV and film production.
Alarmed by a Los Angeles City Council proposal that would require larger hotels to pay their workers a $15.37 hourly wage, a group of hotel representatives spoke out Tuesday about the law, complaining the plan would hurt the industry. Gathering outside City Hall, James Crank, an asset manager at the Beverly Garland hotel in North Hollywood, told reporters he would be forced to lay off 30 percent of his 200-employee staff.
UPDATE at 1:38 p.m.: That lockdown of Sendak Elementary School in North Hollywood has just been lifted, according to the Los Angeles Unified School District. The campus had been placed on lockdown as a precaution because of a police investigation a couple of blocks from the campus.
Frank Authello Andrus Jr., Leigh Golden, August Emerson and Keir Kirkegaard star in the world premiere of "Scary Musical The Musical" now playing at the NoHo Arts Center in North Hollywood. Photo by Michael Lamont In “Hamlet,” Shakespeare's great play, everyone of consequence dies and you are left with a philosophical ending.