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November 1, 2013 | By Matt Stevens
Just four people were arrested Thursday night as more than 300,000 revelers strolled down Santa Monica Boulevard for West Hollywood's annual Halloween Carnaval, authorities said. In addition to the arrests, 75 calls went out for medical service and a total of 46 people were transported to local hospitals throughout the evening, according to Los Angeles County sheriff's Sgt. Tressa Gunnels. No further details about the nature of the arrests or injuries were immediately available, but Gunnels said that none were serious.
October 31, 2013 | By Saba Hamedy
West Hollywood officials say Halloween festivities, including multiple live performances and an appearance by Queen Latifah, are expected to attract 500,000 revelers to the city's annual celebration Thursday night. “There will be hundreds of thousands of people in amazing costumes enjoying themselves,” West Hollywood Mayor Abbe Land told The Times. The West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval this year will take over Santa Monica Boulevard, from Doheny Drive to La Cienega Boulevard.
October 13, 2013 | By Samantha Schaefer and Eryn Brown
Sections of San Vicente, Santa Monica and Beverly boulevards and a portion of Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood and Los Angeles will be closed Sunday for the 29 th  annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles. More than 30,000 people are expected to walk the 6.2-mile route, which benefits AIDS Project Los Angeles, a nonprofit organization that offers services, education and other assistance to the 60,000 people living with AIDS in Los Angeles, said Brent Colby, director of strategic partnerships and communications for the walk.
September 28, 2013 | By Jean Merl
A man died early Saturday after being shot in East Hollywood, Los Angeles police said. The killing occurred around 2:20 a.m. at Edgemont Street and Santa Monica Boulevard, police said. The man died at the scene and there were unconfirmed reports a second man may have been injured in the incident, police said. No further details were immediately available. ALSO: Two Pomona gang members charged with murder Suspect booked in stabbing of Dodgers fan, held under observation Coyote snare traps called inhumane, L.A. councilman wants to ban them Twitter: @jeanmerl
September 27, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
A pedestrian who may have stumbled into traffic early Friday morning was killed in a hit-and-run in Hollywood, police said.  Someone driving eastbound on Santa Monica Boulevard near Highland Avenue struck the pedestrian about 3:10 a.m. and fled the scene, said Daniel Veliz of the Los Angeles Police Department. Veliz said the pedestrian was standing on the sidewalk with a group of people near a bus stop and "according to some witnesses, possibly stumbled back onto the roadway and was struck by the vehicle.
September 25, 2013 | Rong-Gong Lin II and Rosanna Xia
When Los Angeles officials approved plans for a 39-story luxury residential tower in Century City, they declared the site suitable for development without a review of underground earthquake faults. Not long after, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority examined the area as the site for a subway station. It was alarmed at what it found: an earthquake fault running below Santa Monica Boulevard. The MTA concluded that the area was too hazardous for the subway station. The agency's research also shows a strand of the Santa Monica fault runs underneath the tower property.
September 25, 2013
Join us at 9 a.m. when we talk with Times reporter Rong-Gong Lin II about a luxury residential tower that Los Angeles city officials approved and that the L.A. County Metropolitan Transportation Authority says sits atop an earthquake fault line. When Los Angeles officials approved plans for the 39-story tower in Century City, they declared the site suitable for development without a review of earthquake faults. Not long after, the   MTA   examined the area as the site for a subway station.
August 20, 2013 | Steve Lopez
Amy lives near a man named Bond, just down the street from Jennifer in a terrific neighborhood in the heart of Beverly Hills, where lollipop palm trees sway in celebration of high-living. But it's been years since Amy, Bond or Jennifer had a home other than a park bench or a clearing in the manicured shrubbery. Beverly Hills doesn't have many homeless people - roughly 30, give or take. But the ones it does have are stubbornly inclined to stay right where they are, living in their own minds and on their own terms, practically in the shadow of multimillion-dollar mansions.
August 17, 2013 | By Hailey Branson-Potts and Laura J. Nelson
Cuddling and breakfast not required. At least, that's what's written - in large text - on the side of one of the bright yellow trolley buses that will be rolling down Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood during late-night hours at least for the next five months. Make no mistake, city officials say: The PickUp service, launched Friday, is meant to be a ride to the party. There's a jar of free condoms next to the bus driver and party tunes from a local DJ blaring. Bars along the route offer drink discounts and other incentives for riders.
July 14, 2013 | By Joe Mozingo, Andrew Blankstein and Tom Curwen
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti called for peace Sunday night as the Los Angeles Police Department dealt with scattered protests in the wake of the Trayvon Martin verdict. On Twitter, Garcetti quoted Dr. Martin Luther King Jr: "Nonviolence is a powerful & just weapon..It is a sword that heals. " He also urged residents to "exercise 1st Amendment and practice peace in City of Angels tonight. " Garcetti's comments came as Los Angeles Police Department was trying to get a handle on pockets of protesters blocking traffic in the wake of the Trayvon Martin verdict Sunday night.
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