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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 2001 | CARLA RIVERA
Gar Caswell has worn toughness as armor for so long that it is hard now to cast it aside. You need a rough exterior when you are a 15-year-old girl homeless on Hollywood Boulevard. It is easier to keep thugs and predators at bay when you close-crop your hair, camouflage your girlish curves with military fatigues and act louder and meaner than anyone else on the block. But you also know that deep inside there is a tender spot, a well of hurt that cannot be capped forever.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 2001 | KRISTINA SAUERWEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's the real-life home to much of Hollywood. CBS and Universal are in the neighborhood, and other major studios reside nearby. Industry moguls broker deals at its coffeehouses and pasta parlors. And its high-end boutiques attract some of the biggest names in front of and behind the camera. So why isn't Ventura Boulevard more hip? Perhaps it's the aluminum monkeys dangling from Tarzana lampposts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 2007 | Bob Pool, Times Staff Writer
Praise the Lord and pour the apple martini. That refrain could be echoing down Argyle Avenue if a developer manages to convert the landmark Little Country Church of Hollywood into a combination bar, restaurant and church. Vytas Juskys sees the historic New England-style clapboard sanctuary as an ideal addition to Hollywood's burgeoning night-life scene, offering live entertainment and two outdoor free-standing bars, plus space for regular religious services.
BUSINESS
April 14, 2006 | Roger Vincent, Times Staff Writer
Hollywood may soon face a shortage of office space, some analysts fear. Thus it can been seen as good news that the CNN building there is being sold to investors who plan to keep it for offices and not join the trend of converting such structures to residences. Palo Alto investment firm Broadreach Capital Partners is paying about $50 million for the 14-story tower at 6430 Sunset Blvd.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 2002 | NITA LELYVELD and KRISTINA SAUERWEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
On a recent weekday morning at the base of the Hollywood Hills, Tatiana Zaza, 27, lounged at a table outside the Bourgeois Pig cafe on Franklin Avenue, chatting into her powder-blue cell phone. On this block is an eclectic mix of shops and restaurants--a newsstand called the Daily Planet, a theater called the Tamarind, a used book store called Counterpoint and a French restaurant called La Poubelle (translation: the Trash Can).
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 2008 | Cecilia Rasmussen, Times Staff Writer
There's the Hollywood sign everyone knows -- white letters 50 feet high, recognized the world over as the landmark of Tinseltown. And then there's the other Hollywood sign, the hidden one, whose red neon letters were once as familiar as the larger sign just across the canyon. The sign that read "Outpost" in neon letters 30 feet high was, like the original "Hollywoodland" sign, raised up to publicize a new housing development, Hillside Homes of Happiness.
BUSINESS
February 4, 1999 | GEORGE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Beverly Hills developer today will unveil designs for a $50-million Hollywood retail project that would also redevelop the venerable Doolittle Theatre as a center for locally based productions. Regent Properties, which has been working on plans for a retail complex at Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street for months, has secured its first tenants and will present designs for an Art Deco-style structure at a Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency hearing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 1999 | JEFFREY L. RABIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The MTA sent the first trainload of riders on its new Hollywood subway line Monday evening, but--like so much connected with the trouble-plagued project--the trip turned out to be a mistake that left passengers puzzled over where they were headed. The transit authority's latest misadventure began when passengers were accidentally allowed to stay on a Hollywood-bound test train that had arrived at the Wilshire and Vermont station from downtown Los Angeles about 5 p.m.
REAL ESTATE
June 5, 2005 | From Times wire reports
The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday approved a $325-million development that would add condominiums, apartments and a 296-room boutique hotel to Hollywood. Most of the money will come from private investors, but the city will have to pay nearly $5 million to purchase the site at Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority controls about 75% of the land for the project. Legacy Partners will build 350 apartments, including 74 units for low-income renters.
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February 7, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A 55-year-old man doused himself with gasoline and set himself on fire in front of a restaurant, also burning his 13-year-old son who was trying to extinguish the flames, officials said. The suicide attempt occurred about 11:45 a.m. Saturday in the 100 block of North Western Avenue, said Melissa Kelley of the Los Angeles Fire Department. The unidentified man was taken to a hospital in critical condition with second- and third-degree burns over 75% of his body.
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