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August 28, 1994
Re "MTA Hunts for Leak Buckling Hollywood Blvd.," Aug. 22: Just when you thought it wasn't possible for Hollywood Boulevard to sink any lower. V. JOSEPH PICA Los Angeles
April 24, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
A homeless man who was involved in the fatal stabbing of a Lynwood woman last year on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has been sentenced to two years in prison. Jason Joel Wolstone, 34, pleaded guilty to assault likely to produce great bodily harm Wednesday in connection with the June 18 attack off Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue. During the attack, Wolstone pushed 23-year-old Christine Calderon then put her in a headlock after she refused to give him and a second homeless man a dollar for taking their picture as they held up signs asking for money that included profanity.
September 23, 2013 | By Angel Jennings
A block of Hollywood Boulevard is closed until Wednesday morning for two free summer concerts featuring Paul McCartney and Justin Timberlake. The iconic corridor is closed between Highland Avenue and Orange Drive in anticipation of the huge crowds expected for the performances, which are being put on by late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel. McCartney is scheduled to take the stage outside the "Jimmy Kimmel Live" theater at 4 p.m. Monday. Timberlake is set to perform Tuesday afternoon.
April 24, 2014 | By Los Angeles Times staff
Thousands are expected to commemorate the 99th anniversary of the Armenian genocide on Thursday, with several high-profile events scheduled across Southern California. The observances come just days after Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan  offered condolences to Armenian descendants of the massacre - an atrocity that Turkey still refuses to describe as a genocide. Roughly 1.5 million Armenians were killed starting in 1915 amid the chaotic collapse of the Ottoman Empire.
October 10, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
A 26-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a double stabbing on Labor Day near the Walk of Fame that left two people injured, police said Thursday night. Danny Moreno, who lives in the Simi Valley area, was taken into custody Wednesday on suspicion of attempted murder, the Los Angeles Police Department said. One of the victims was treated at a hospital after he was stabbed on Sept. 2 and released later that day. The second victim is still hospitalized in serious condition, according to the LAPD.
April 29, 2013 | By Richard Winton
A web of LAPD officers searched Monday for a Spider-Man performer in full costume who snatched $6,000 on Hollywood Boulevard. The unidentified street performer made off with $6,000 from a Starline Tours operator as the worker left a company office Friday morning, police said. Several performers in Spider-Man suits have been detained briefly for questioning since the incident, police said. But as of Monday morning, none were identified as the thief, said Officer Chris No of the Los Angeles Police Department.
July 14, 2013 | By Thomas Curwen and Joe Mozingo
About a 100 demonstrators protesting the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case were marching east along Hollywood Boulevard near Highland Avenue late Sunday, and a large contingent of police officers were set up at the popular tourist spot to ensure that the crowd did not get out of hand. A large section of the boulevard was closed to traffic, with about 40 protesters standing in the middle of the intersection, heckling and jeering at police. At least one person was arrested. Some marchers encouraged tourists to photograph them and join them in the demonstration.
July 17, 2013 | By Marisa Gerber and Kate Mather
It was about 8:30 p.m. when Jose Rosales noticed several people running by his Hollywood Boulevard shop. When he went to check what was going on, he saw a teenage boy shoving a wad of T-shirts into a backpack. Rosales sensed that something was wrong and immediately started to lock up the camera and musical instrument shop for the night. "I just saw people run up and down the boulevard in groups and police followed them," he said. CRIME DATABASE: Track crime in Hollywood As he locked up the store Tuesday night, he noticed some of the teenagers peeking into his storefront - cameras, electric guitars and stereo systems line the walls.
March 8, 2013 | By Lizzie Garrett Mettler
Interior designer Frances Merrill steps inside Phukaw, a new import shop chock-full of traditional Thai home goods, apparel and vintage textiles. It's one of those inexplicable Hollywood Boulevard juxtapositions - authentic design from Thailand's northern hill tribes, adjacent to Jumbo's Clown Room, the pole-dancing club where Courtney Love worked. Merrill grabs a roll of indigo-colored embroidered fabric, a handmade necklace and hair fob to be repurposed as room decoration, and a gingham towel.
November 17, 2011 | Chris Erskine
Fits me like a pair of handcuffs, this street. Hollywood Boulevard. Sirens in the distance. Marlowe's playground. There is nothing like the counterintuitive gesture to tickle my interest, so here I am checking out a team boxing league, across from one of my favorite Hollywood joints, the Frolic Room, the kind of place cockroaches go to retire. Counterintuitive? Because the sport of boxing is down for the count. Remember the days when everyone knew the name of the heavyweight champion?
April 4, 2014 | By Marion McNabb
I'd been living in Los Angeles a short time when I found myself in an improv comedy class in Hollywood. A friend who was also an actress had encouraged, well, nagged me to enroll in what is now iO West, the West Coast offshoot of Chicago's ImprovOlympic. I was intimidated, but I also was lonely and looking for a challenge, so I went. That choice, to face my fears and connect with others, forever changed my life. From the outside, the tiny theater space on a stretch of Santa Monica Boulevard looked industrial - not the beachy sort of place I, a newcomer to L.A., had imagined it would be. I was not impressed.
March 30, 2014 | By Marisa Gerber, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
As bars in the area finished their last call, a fatal gunshot rang out in front of a Hollywood nightclub early Sunday morning, in what police described as a gang-related shooting. When officers arrived at Hollywood Boulevard and Las Palmas Avenue just before 2 a.m., more than 100 people had spilled into the intersection and were hovering around a man bleeding onto the street, said Sgt. David Legaspi of the Los Angeles Police Department's Hollywood Division. He was taken to a hospital, where he died, police said.
March 28, 2014 | By Martha Groves and Laura J. Nelson
No tunnel has yet been bored. No station has been built. Not a single track has been laid. But even the most preliminary work on the long-awaited Westside subway appears to be rousing the latent forces of Not in My Back Yard. In Windsor Village, a homeowner who lives next to a construction staging area awoke at 3 a.m. one morning to the yells of workers and the beep-beep-beep of backing trucks. Now his breakfast room looks out on a 2 1/2-story sound wall hastily erected to contain the noise.
March 26, 2014 | Chris Erskine
So how are you liking these new Dodgers owners now? Guggenheim seemed to be making all the right moves, till it slipped up while slobbering over all that TV loot, in a way that negates almost everything it has done so well up to now. Capitalism can be such a mess sometimes. Greed always does you in, even when it's cloaked in a greater purpose, such as winning a World Series, perhaps the greatest purpose of all. Crazy Guggenheim is not the biggest culprit, nor is it alone.
March 17, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz, Rong-Gong Lin II and Matt Stevens, This post had been corrected. See note below for details
Seismologists say Monday's magnitude 4.4 temblor near Westwood could mark the beginning of the end for L.A.'s years-long "earthquake drought. " Typically, they would expect a 4.4-sized earthquake about once a year in the Los Angeles Basin, but that hasn't happened for years. “We don't know if this is the end of the earthquake drought we've had over the last few years, and we won't know for many months,” said Caltech seismologist Egill Hauksson. FORESHOCK? What the odds are The magnitude 4.4 earthquake that struck near Westwood at 6:25 a.m. is the most significant shake in Southern California since a 5.5 earthquake hit Chino Hills in 2008.
March 13, 2014 | By Rong-Gong Lin II and Rosanna Xia
California geology officials will hold a public hearing Thursday on a proposed earthquake zone in Hollywood that would lead to restricted development in the rapidly growing area.  The public hearing for the  Alquist - Priolo  Earthquake Fault Zoning preliminary maps will begin at 9 a.m. Thursday in the  Junipero  Serra Building in downtown  Los   Angeles . The maps, which will be finalized this summer by the California...
October 29, 2012 | By Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times
A $100-million apartment and shopping complex is being planned for a formerly neglected stretch of Hollywood Boulevard that once held a legendary rehearsal studio where generations of actors learned to dance and wield swords. Commercial real estate developer Sonny Astani said he bought a 1.9-acre site on Hollywood near Western Avenue for almost $11 million. Among the structures on the property is a building that was part of Falcon Studios, a performing arts school founded in 1929.
March 3, 2014 | By Chris Lee
At precisely 10:46 p.m. Sunday -- after the Oscar-hand-out action inside the Dolby Theater was receding in the cultural rear-view mirror with every witticism of Ellen DeGeneres -- and the Academy Awards after-party festivities were in full swing on the uppermost floors of the Hollywood and Highland complex, with just about everybody who is anybody in the 2013-14 awards season scrum turned out in their black-tie finest -- Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt...
March 2, 2014 | By a Los Angeles Times staff writer
Scattered showers are expected Sunday morning and afternoon, but the storm should move out in time for the Oscar red carpet festivities in Hollywood. According to the National Weather Service, there is a 30% of rain through the afternoon. Partly cloudy skies are forecast for the evening. All lanes on Hollywood Boulevard will be closed from Orange Drive to Highland Avenue at 10 p.m. and will remain closed until 6 a.m. Tuesday. PHOTOS: L.A. rainstorms Sidewalks and alleys were also slated to be closed Sunday, the Academy said in a statement.
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