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A Guide to Tehrangeles, Los Angeles's Pocket of Iranian Culture

The crackling pops of saffron-colored rice frying at the bottom of an old pot was the sound of dinner in my household growing up. The intense aroma of an herb-based stew called ghormeh sabzi wafted through the rooms as it simmered for hours. These are some of the most evocative memories of my childhood. Like most American-born Iranians, it is likely I won’t walk the streets of Tehran in the near future and see the crowded Grand Bazaar where my parents would buy roasted pistachios, or stroll alongside the Darband River where local teenagers hang out. But the intense flavors of Persian cuisine are forever ingrained in me—my connection to my Iranian roots has been cultivated by way of food and the close-knit community in my hometown of Los Angeles.
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Coming Soon to Cali: A “Zero-Fee” Public Banking Option

On Oct. 4, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation paving the way for a new public banking system in California. AB 1177, known as the ‘California Public Banking Option Act’, creates a zero-penalty, zero-fee, and zero-minimum-balance platform for basic financial services. These services include direct deposit from employers and public benefits,...

Weekend Closure Of 101 Freeway Stretch Near DTLA Planned For Viaduct Project

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The full closure of a 2 1/2-mile stretch of the 101 Freeway east of downtown will continue Saturday, as part of a project to replace the Sixth Street Viaduct. The closure — between the 10 Freeway on the south and the “5/10/101” freeway interchange on the north — began Friday at 10 p.m. and will stretch through 3 p.m. Sunday, according to the city of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering. A second closure will be from 10 p.m. on Nov. 4 through 3 p.m. on Nov. 6. Motorists traveling westbound on the 60 Freeway from the Pomona area will...

Irvine’s tried for years to build a veterans cemetery, will it support a new location?

After years of discussion and political battles that stalled progress, every city council in the county but one has passed a resolution backing construction of a veterans cemetery on a county-owned site in Anaheim Hills. Now in what is likely the most symbolic vote, the last council to decide on whether to offer its support will be Irvine, where three different cemetery sites have been proposed and two ballot measures failed to get shovels in the ground.

LA City Council Approves $56 Million for Venice, Hollywood Housing Projects

LA City Council has approved two new housing developments in Venice and Hollywood and will be funding the developments to the tune of $56 million dollars according to Urbanize. These developments will be built as “affordable and permanent supportive housing”. Thomas Safran and Associates proposed the first development in Venice...

Our View | Strong-Arming Santa Clarita

It’s a classic case of a solution looking for a problem. Bay Area attorney Scott Rafferty has threatened the city of Santa Clarita with a lawsuit if the city doesn’t switch from its current “at large” system of electing City Council members to a “by-district” system in which each council seat would represent a designated portion of the city.

Californians speak out on price increases due to goods shortage

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - The nationwide goods shortage has caused a change in prices throughout the states and Californians are feeling its effects. Citizens have seen the increase in prices of goods since the outbreak of COVID-19, however, clogged ports and cargo backlogs have prices reach a new high.
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New proposed map of Long Beach districts closer to old maps

Residents from Bluff Park, Alamitos Heights and other east side neighborhoods, who turned out in force during a recent meeting of the Long Beach Independent Redistricting Commission, have apparently won concessions from the panel, including putting Councilwoman Suzie Price’s home back in the Third District she currently represents. The commission...

The Two Best Views in Los Angeles Both Provide Hollywood Highs

“The InterContinental life defines the utmost in opulent, polished, discreet, unpretentious-but-refined service. It was the first luxury brand created and it carries on that tradition.” – Niles Harris, area general manager of the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown. It took me a couple hours to walk on paved paths and wide,...

How 3D Printing Could Help Tackle Homelessness in LA

Los Angeles is home to the second-highest largest homeless population in the U.S. While new resources have been allocated to creating housing during the pandemic, it's not enough. Tent cities crowd freeway underpasses and sit alongside neighborhoods. For Berok Khoshnevis, this crisis represents an opportunity. Khoshnevis is a professor of...

State of the City Address & Luncheon Brings the Burbank Community Together

City personnel and local business people gathered at the Burbank Marriott Hotel for the Burbank Chamber of Commerce’s annual State of the City Address & Luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 20. 500 people were present at the luncheon, and appearances were made by Burbank City Council Members Sharon Springer, Nick Schultz,...

Opinion: Los Angeles’ Next Mayor Will Face a Host of Economic and Social Woes

It’s difficult to understand why any rational person would want to be mayor of Los Angeles, California’s largest and in many ways most troubled city. As the city’s economic and social woes mount — especially a horrendous homelessness crisis — the mayor for the last eight years, Eric Garcetti, is trying to get away by becoming ambassador to India. Meanwhile, Los Angeles’ overabundance of ambitious professional politicians is generating a field of would-be successors for the 2022 election.
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SCV Chamber To Recognize Veterans During Annual Salute To Patriots Event

The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the City of Santa Clarita, announced the return of their in-person ‘Salute to Patriots’ event to honor local veterans in November. The community is invited to the courtyard of the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center to salute local veterans who...

Village Venture returns, smaller but with high spirits

La Verne resident David Scarborough, 11, was very popular in his lab rat with a human head costume during Village Venture on Saturday in Claremont. According to his mother David has come up with a number of clever costumes and he loves science so it was a perfect fit. Village Venture attracted a good crowd under gloomy skies, but spirits were high as the popular shopping event was cancelled last year COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff.

Inglewood’s Beckmen YOLA Center celebrates with ribbon cutting ceremony

INGLEWOOD – After months of delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Inglewood’s Judith and Thomas L. Beckmen YOLA Center held its long-awaited ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, October 16. The morning celebration, which took place just outside the front entrance of the center, included a brief musical performance from YOLA...