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Six-Story, 31-Unit Apartment Building Planned for Vacant Lot in Koreatown Clearinghouse Financial Development Financial Institution has announced plans to construct a multifamily residential building on a vacant launt in Koreatown. The proposed development, slated for a site at 744 S.

L.A.'s Cannabis Cafe Is Rebranding and Parting Ways with Lowell Herb Co. "By no longer being branded with a single company, our Cannabis Cafe will focus on its goal of presenting our diners with as diverse a range as possible of cannabis from small independent growers and entrepreneurs." Meanwhile, Lowell Herb Co. is focusing on an expansion plan.

Interview: Ruination Records Releases Massive 50-Song Benefit Compilation to Raise Funds for Immigrant and Refugee Rights As the next election draws nearer, we cannot forget why we fight, or rather, who we fight for. Ruination Records surely hasn't; the independent label is gearing up to release a compilation album called So Many Singing, Volume 2, where all proceeds will be donated to immigrant and refugee non-profit organizations.

Apartments and Retail Planned for Long-Vacant Lot in Downtown Santa Monica A long-empty lot in Downtown Santa Monica could be redeveloped with housing and retail by developer WS Communities. The project, detailed in materials presented to the Santa Monica Architectural Review Board, would rise at 1437 5th Street.

Desperate Owner Tried to Save Dog From Mountain Lion in Simi Valley, Family Says A woman fought to protect her beloved miniature Schnauzer from a mountain lion by punching the big cat and trying to pry the dog from its powerful jaws during a deadly encounter in the backyard of a Simi Valley home.

It's Time to Rock the OC Taco Fest There's no need to break out the pretty paper and the bows at the OC Taco Festival, which is a party that's all about you eating lots of tacos. OC Marketplace is the destination, Costa Mesa is the city, Saturday, Dec.

Your Guide to Every Free Museum Day in L.A. This Month Admission is free at all times for California EBT cardholders, teachers, and active or retired military. 5801 Wilshire Blvd., Mid-Wilshire. If you have a Los Angeles County ID, you can get into LACMA any time after 3 p.m. on weekdays. That includes Friday evenings, when the museum stays open until 8 p.m.

Ed Buck Will Finally Face Trial, but His Conviction Is Far From Guaranteed Amster, who previously defended the serial killer known as the Grim Sleeper, did not respond to messages seeking comment. When Moore was found dead in Buck's apartment in 2017, the initial investigation by the Sheriff's Department and coroner's office treated the overdose as an accident.

Local sandwich legend Cook’s Tortas to begin nationwide franchising Brooke Williamson and Nick Roberts are going tiki themed for the holidays at Runway Playa Vista, complete with a Santa show-up and lots of sugary rum drinks - plus food from Da Kikokiko. Party on. The Golden Bull in Santa Monica is turning 70 on Sunday, and to celebrate the restaurant is doing a happy hour menu all night long.

3 New L.A. Restaurants You Have to Try This December Famously thick flapjacks, a playful pink ”neobistro, ” and more.

Daily Brief: Bernie Gains Ground in California, the Angels Stay Put, and More Also George Zimmerman's lawsuit, Trump's new food stamp policy, and a flood in the Valley.

10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for December 5, 2019 So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Thursday, December 5, 2019. May it lead you to adventure! A free Friends themed pop-up opens at the Santa Monica Promenade this Thursday, courtesy of AT&T.

Caroline Canales headlines Daily News all-area girls golf for second straight year Caroline Canales, Calabasas, Jr. The life of a golfer is one of loneliness. It's you against the course that will test the mental demands of any player. When you add in the drama of winning an event or even trying to make the cut to make a state final, it's not a sport for the weak hearted.

Site Prep in Progress for Arts District Office Complex Heavy equipment and earth movers are on site at the site of a former cold storage facility in the Arts District, as work starts to ramp up for a mixed-use office complex. The $100-million development, called Produce LA, is located at the northeast corner of Santa Fe Avenue and Jesse Street - a block from the Los Angeles River.

Mountain Lion Kills Dog, Attacks Another In Simi Valley A miniature schnauzer was killed early Thursday by the mountain lion, which was first spotted Wednesday night by another family whose dog was also attacked. One man, who was not identified, said his sister had gotten up early because her dog Pumbaa was barking and let him out - not knowing about the mountain lion attack the night before.

Woman Surrenders in Rented Tesla Hit-and-Run Crash That Killed Father of Four Amid public and media attention, a woman identified as a person of interest surrendered Wednesday in the case of a father of four struck and killed by a rented Tesla that left the scene and was later abandoned.

Pelosi: "I am asking our chairman to proceed with articles of impeachment" "Sadly, but with confidence and humility, with allegiance to our founders, and a heart full of love for America, today I am asking our chairman to proceed with articles of impeachment," Pelosi said. Pelosi's announcement is a formal indication that the House will move forward with impeaching Mr.

Pelosi orders drafting of impeachment articles against Trump WASHINGTON - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday that the House is moving forward to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. ''Our democracy is what is at stake," Pelosi said.

Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Dec. 6-13, 2019 Admission $9; $7 ages 62 and older; $4 ages 13-17; free for ages 12 and younger. Fairplex, building 4, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona. 925-392-7300. www.harvestfestival.com/pomona. Santa's North Pole Village at Wisdome Los Angeles: Immersive holiday experience inside four, 360-degree geodesic domes.

26 Things To Do In Southern California This Weekend: Dec. 6-8 Holiday boat parades ship off around SoCal. The Troubies present their annual Christmas mashup, this one featuring Carole King. Plus, a totally tuba-lar concert, a festival of holiday ales, Agnès Varda's final film, a Hecho in LA holiday market and the last CicLAvia of the year.

Feds sue LADWP over Creek fire, citing lack of forest floor vegetation clearance The Creek fire began about 4 a.m. and, driven by powerful Santa Ana winds, destroyed 60 homes and scorched 15,000 acres, including about 7,700 acres on federal lands. The government is seeking more than $40 million from the public utility for firefighting and forest restoration costs.

Busted 72-inch water main prompts DWP to ask Mission Hills customers to conserve until crews can complete delicate fix "A rupture on a pipe of this size requires close coordination with several LADWP district crews working at different locations, to slowly shut off valves in a choreographer manner, in order to prevent any further damage to the system," according to a statement from the department.

WATCH: Firefighters Rescue Dog From Burning Home In Brea The 6-year-old poodle mix named Jasmine stayed at an animal hospital overnight after firefighters made a heroic effort to find her in the middle of the flames and smoke, then resuscitate her with oxygen. "She needs some kind of miraculous intervention, because she's in grave danger," Pastor Doug Green, Jasmine's owner, said.

58 migrants dead after boat capsizes off Mauritania NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania - Scores of migrants who swam through rough Atlantic Ocean waters to safety from a capsized boat while 58 others drowned were receiving care Thursday in Mauritania after one of the deadliest disasters this year among people making the perilous journey to Europe.

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