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Sci-fi writers, illustrators honored at annual gala

HOLLYWOOD — Andrew Dykstal, a writer from Arlington, Virginia, has been named the grand-prize winner of the 35th annual Writers of the Future Contest. Aliya Chen, an illustrator from Fair Oaks, California, was named the grand-prize winner of the 30th annual Illustrators of the Future L. Ron...

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LGBT Center celebrates opening of new campus

HOLLYWOOD — Two years after breaking ground and just in time for its 50th anniversary, the Los Angeles LGBT Center celebrated the grand opening of the two-acre Anita May Rosenstein Campus April 7. To commemorate the day, the center — the world’s largest LGBT organization — hosted a free...

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Actors support redesign of county Museum of Art

LOS ANGELES — Actors Brad Pitt and Diane Keaton were among those who urged the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to approve $117.5 million in funding for the redesign of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art April 9. The board unanimously approved the funding — which follows an earlier...

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Registration underway for United Way HomeWalk

LOS ANGELES — Registration is underway for the United Way of Greater Los Angeles’ annual HomeWalk 5K.   The 12th annual HomeWalk 5K Family Run/Walk will take place May 18 at Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles. It has become the largest public event to end homelessness in the nation. Three...

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HOLLYWOOD — Actress, producer and singer/songwriter Rita Wilson became the latest honoree on the Hollywood Walk of Fame March 29, coinciding with the release of her album “Halfway to Home.” Wilson’s husband Tom Hanks and actress Julia Roberts were among those joining her in speaking at the...

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SOUTH LOS ANGELES — Nipsey Hussle, a Grammy-nominated rapper turned local businessman, was shot and killed in broad daylight in front of The Marathon Clothing store, March 31. His death sent shockwaves through South Los Angeles and across the world. Born Ermias Asghedon, Hussle made no secret...

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HOLLYWOOD — “Black Panther” and “black-ish” were the big winners in the motion picture and television categories at the 50th NAACP Image Awards ceremony held March 30 at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre. Marvel’s “Black Panther” — nominated for 13 awards — collected nine of them...

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LOS ANGELES – A company owned by media executive Pluria Marshall Jr., publisher of the Los Angeles Wave and Los Angeles Independent Newspaper Groups, filed a lawsuit against broadcast giant Nexstar Broadcasting Inc. this week for staging a ploy to sabotage the operations of its three TV stations,...

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Singer-actress Mandy Moore gets Walk of Fame star

HOLLYWOOD — A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame honoring actress and singer Mandy Moore was unveiled March 25, eight days before the season finale of the NBC drama she stars in, “This Is Us.” “This Is Us” creator Dan Fogelman and Shane West, who co-starred with Moore in the 2002...

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WeHo apartment death ruled accidental overdose by coroner

WEST HOLLYWOOD — A 55-year-old man who died at the West Hollywood home of prominent Democratic donor Ed Buck overdosed on methamphetamine and his death was ruled accidental, authorities said March 25. Timothy Dean of West Hollywood was found dead early Jan. 7 at Buck’s apartment in the 1200...

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Kenyans stage closest finish in L.A. Marathon history

LOS ANGELES — Elisha Barno passed fellow Kenyan John Korir in the final 200 yards to win the 34th annual Los Angeles Marathon in the closest men’s race in the event’s history, while Askale Merachi of Ethiopia set a course record to capture first place in the women’s race. Barno completed the...

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LOS ANGELES — More than 24,000 runners will gather at Dodger Stadium March 24 for the 34th running of the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon. Two-time Los Angeles Marathon champion Weldon Kirui of Kenya returns to defend his title over the 26-plus-mile that extends to the beach in Santa...

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HOLLYWOOD — A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame honoring the Grammy-winning animated singing group Alvin and the Chipmunks was unveiled March 14 as part of the celebration of their 60th anniversary. The star was accepted by Ross Bagdasarian Jr., the president and CEO of Bagdasarian Productions,...

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Two actresses implicated in college bribe scheme

LOS ANGELES — Thirteen people, including Hollywood actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, were arrested March 12 in Los Angeles in connection with an alleged multimillion-dollar nationwide bribery scheme to get students into elite colleges, including USC, UCLA and Stanford. The alleged...

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L.A. marks Sister City anniversary with Mexico City

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and his counterpart in Mexico City launched a year-long celebration March 7 to commemorate 50 years as sister cities. “Our 50 years as sister cities have shown that when local communities work together, we have the power to make real progress on...

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HOLLYWOOD  — While Los Angeles struggles to solve its homeless epidemic, a local nonprofit has been quietly helping down-on-their-luck men and women get off the streets and into an apartment and a full-time job for the last 23 years. On March 3, Food on Foot reached a milestone of feeding 180...

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Children’s Hospital launches annual fund campaign

LOS ANGELES — Children’s Hospital Los Angeles launched its fourth annual Make March Matter campaign March 4. Actor and longtime hospital Chris Pine joined the hospital to kick off the campaign, which has attracted the commitment of businesses in Los Angeles and the Coachella Valley. The...

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Protesters target Lacey in WeHo death probe

LOS ANGELES — It should have been a night of celebration for Jackie Lacey. Not only was it the Los Angeles County district attorney’s birthday, but she was also kicking off her 2020 re-election campaign for her third term as district attorney. Friends and supporters were gathered at the Redbird...

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West Hollywood voters return three incumbents to office

WEST HOLLYWOOD — Voters returned three incumbents to the City Council March 5, despite a slate of eight challengers on the ballot. Unofficial totals from the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder’s Office showed Councilwomen Lindsey Horvath in first place with 2,917 votes, followed by...

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WEST HOLLYWOOD — A coalition of sexual assault survivors and LGBTQ advocacy organizations — including #MeToo March International, Black Lives Matter and Justice4Gemmel and All of Ed Buck’s Victims — called on Mayor John Duran to resign amid allegations of sexual harassment against Duran by...

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