Archive for ‘July, 2016’


How Facebook & Twitter are trying to self-police for hate speech, threats

How Facebook & Twitter are trying to self-police for hate speech, threats

Actress Leslie Jones attends the Premiere of Sony Pictures’ “Ghostbusters” at TCL Chinese Theatre on July 9, 2016 in Hollywood, California.; Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images Despite the viral success of late night host Jimmy Kimmel’s recurring “Mean Tweets” segment, saying awful things to people on social media often doesn’t end with the person on […]

City moves to block demolition of Disney home in Los Feliz; tracking change in Boyle Heights

City moves to block demolition of Disney home in Los Feliz; tracking change in Boyle Heights

Echo Park | Andy House Councilman David Ryu obtained an “emergency” historical designation to temporarily prevent demolition of the Los Feliz bungalow where Walt Disney launched his first studio in the garage of the Kingswell Avenue home. The home was owned by Disney’s uncle, who rented the garage, referred to as “the first Disney Studio,” […]

From Anita Hill to Gretchen Carlson, what’s changed in the way we talk about sexual harassment?

From Anita Hill to Gretchen Carlson, what’s changed in the way we talk about sexual harassment?

(L-R) Fox & Friends hosts Steve Doocy, Gretchen Carlson and Brian Kilmeade during “FOX & Friends” All American Concert Series outside of FOX Studios in New York City.; Credit: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images Reaction has been mixed ever since former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson brought a sexual harassment lawsuit against her former boss and Fox […]

Why your insurance may be going up by 13 percent this year

Why your insurance may be going up by 13 percent this year

Emlyn Louis, MD speaks with Julia Herrera as he examines her at the Broward Community & Family Health Center. ; Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images If you’re enrolled in Covered California, you might experience a bit of sticker shock come 2017. Premiums are expected to rise 13 percent in 2017, an increase that is more than […]

Honey oil lab bust in Glassell Park; auto theft prevention tips in Boyle Heights

Honey oil lab bust in Glassell Park; auto theft prevention tips in Boyle Heights

Silver Lake Reservoir | Silver Lake Reservoir Police arrested a man after raiding a Glassell Park house where they found a marijuana growing operation and a honey oil lab. ABC 7 The LAPD Hollenbeck Division will hold a crime prevention fair today in Boyle Heights focused on auto-theft. LAPD A Boyle Heights sewer line that […]

For Sale: Huge Price Reduction on Designer-Modern Home in Chevy Chase, Glendale

For Sale: Huge Price Reduction on Designer-Modern Home in Chevy Chase, Glendale

Sponsored Post 2587 Cascadia Dr. | $1,700,000 | Property Website Perched like a crown at the apex of a private 15,000 square foot hillside, this 4 bed, 3 bath house boasts over 5,000sqft of indoor/outdoor living space, surrounded by nature with beautiful panoramic views. A newly constructed second-story grand-master suite addition was added featuring a […]

After more doping allegations, should all Russian athletes be banned from the Olympics?

After more doping allegations, should all Russian athletes be banned from the Olympics?

Roman Petushkov of Russia poses with the six gold medals won during the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games at Laura Cross-country Ski and Biathlon Center on March 16, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.; Credit: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images Anti-doping officials around the world are calling for Russian athletes in all sports to be banned from the 2016 […]

Baton Rouge shooter ‘took ladle to Washitaw Nation, Nation of Islam and extremist side of anti-police movement’

Baton Rouge shooter ‘took ladle to Washitaw Nation, Nation of Islam and extremist side of anti-police movement’

Robert Ossler, Chaplain of the Police and Fire Department of Millville, NJ visits a memorial for the three police officers who were shot and killed in an ambush on July 18, 2016 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.; Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images Three police officers are dead and three more are injured after law enforcement officials in […]

The Arch of Echo Park

The Arch of Echo Park

ECHO PARK — We got several emails over the weekend asking what that “arch” or “structure” is rising next to Echo Park Lake. “Seems like it went up really quickly, is it permanent?” asked one reader. Turns out this mystery structure is a temporary art project that is part of CURRENT:LA Public Art Biennial.  Now, […]

Day One: Networking for a Cause

Day One: Networking for a Cause

“I think what Day One does is really listen to what’s going on in the community and we care,” says Christy Zamani, Executive Director of Day One. “That’s it. We really care. We’re the advocates for the community members that are too busy to understand what’s going on in their own backyard.” On July 28th, […]

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