Letters: Big buildings in little Hollywood

Apparently these people think they know better than geologists and seismologists. Many people I know have already stopped going to Hollywood because of the overdevelopment and hideous electronic billboards. The current proposal would make Hollywood more like Broadway in New York, and that’s not a good thing. Also
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Hollywood workers get health care brought to them

The 55-year-old special-effects supervisor who works on the hit show “Bones” said he’s been feeling a little weak lately and wanted to know why. So when he heard that the Motion Picture & Television Fund’s mobile health clinic was stopping at Fox Studios in Century City where he works, he signed up for the chance for a physical, a blood test and an examination of a smashed-up finger. “These guys are a blessing,” said Dion, who once led the roller skating dance crew in the 1980 movie “Xanadu.” “I didn’t have to get in my car and drive to see a doctor.” Four times a week, the medical clinic on wheels parks and rolls out the red carpet inside five different studio lots across Los Angeles for the men and women who spend 14-hour days working behind the scenes on Hollywood’s biggest movies and TV shows. Health Wheels is an extension of the MPTF mission to provide health and social services to the people who are the backbone of Hollywood, from camera operators and set designers to grips and sound editors, as well as all those whose hectic schedules rarely allow them to visit doctors off the lots. “The idea is if you can’t get off the lot, we’ll get to the lot,” said Karen Vock, project manager for Health Wheels. Supported by the First Entertainment Credit Union and Entertainment Partners as well as a fundraiser called Heartbeat of Hollywood, the MPTF’s Health Wheels rolled out in 2011 and has served 2,000 people, Vock said.
Source: http://www.dailybreeze.com/latestnews/ci_23756284/hollywood-workers-get-health-care-brought-them

Barack Hollywood Obama: How The Media Sold the President As Populist, Not Elitist

Paula Deen Hires Hollywood Power Lawyer Patty Glaser

This is like going to Israel after you kill Hitler.” That evening, CBS anchor Scott Pelley was joyous: “Well, there are no money troubles in the presidential race. Last night President Obama raised a record $15 million at a fund-raiser at the Los Angeles home of actor George Clooney.” All this came in the same news cycle in which Romney was fending off the prep school anti-gay/bullying/haircut non-story published by The Washington Post. Any elitist overtones of Clooney’s event were lost in the shuffle. On June 6, a Beverly Hills fundraiser drew famous faces from CBS: Les Moonves, the company CEO, and his second wife, Julie Chen, who was a CBS morning news host from 1999 to 2010. Moonves told a reporter for the Los Angeles Times of his respect for Obama, who he said “has shown great leadership”by bringing his support for gay marriage out of the closet. Moonves stated “I run a news division.
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Deen has parted ways with the Oliver Maner firm that was representing her in that case and has brought on Grace Speights, a Washington-based partner in Morgan Lewis’ employment practice. STORY: Alleged Paula Deen Extortionist Arrested Rather, Glaser and her Los Angeles-based firm will serve as overall counsel to Deen, managing any future legal dustups that might arise and handling her relationships with sponsors, most of whom dropped her after a deposition was made public in which Deen admitted to using the N-word decades ago. Glaser declined to comment. Besides being one of the top litigators in Hollywood, Glaser shares a Southern upbringing with her new client, having been raised in West Virginia.
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Hollywood Hunks That Work the Hardest for Their Bods

And then a protein shake right after the workout. And then chicken, steak, fish, a little bit of pasta here and there. Just really overloading, meal after meal after meal.” Wahlberg’s “Pain & Gain” co-star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is known for being a muscle man, but according to his tweets in June, his transformation into the character Hercules for his upcoming film is taking a lot of hard work and dedication.
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Hollywood star Gerard Butler tells how visits to his homeland help keep him grounded

Gerard with on-off girlfriend Madalina Ghenea

I look into the water and this kid is just disappearing, moving down the river. I went in and I pulled him out, and there was a scary moment because Ive never had to save anyones life before. I didnt really know what I was doing.
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Hollywood Re-Accredited by Safety Alliance

(Realtor.com / July 5, 2013) Also July 5, 2013, 12:40 p.m. Actress Scarlett Johansson continues to clean house in the Los Angeles real estate market. Last year she sold the Wong House in Los Feliz for $3.5 million and now she has unloaded what Celebuzz calls her bachelorette pad in Hollywood for $470,000, public records show. The unit, with city views, features one bedroom, two bathrooms, marble countertops and 1,148 square feet of living space.
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Scarlett Johansson sells condo in Hollywood

The re-accreditation followed a complete review of all racing operations at the facility that received its initial alliance accreditation in June 2009. During the latest Alliance inspection of Betfair Hollywood Park, best practices were identified in virtually every primary area of focus of the alliance, according to an NTRA release. In the area of injury reporting and prevention, best practices identified included participation in the Equine Injury Database; pre-race and post-race veterinary examination protocols of the California Horse Racing Board regulatory and track veterinarians; the California Post Mortem Program; and veterinarians’ list protocols of the CHRB. In areas intended to create a safer racing environment, best practices cited at Hollywood included toe grab, cushion crop and safety helmet regulation and enforcement; starting gate padding and protocols for its manning and removal; equine ambulance equipment and protocols; rider medical care and ambulance support; protocols in case of catastrophic injury; fire safety preparedness; infectious disease management and prevention protocols; and ensuring practicing veterinarians are on the grounds when horses are present.
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