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L.A. City Councilman Paul Krekorian to launch iPhone app

March 31, 2010 | 10:49 am

Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Krekorian is launching an iPhone app.

This effort comes after he launched Google Maps to show which streets in his district had been repaved. Is City Hall going Web 2.0? ABC News has more:

Krekorian said his coming app -- available only on iPhones at first -- will also be used as a news alert system to communicate with citizens in the event of emergencies, road closures or other situations.

Some other interesting L.A.-area items around the Web:

Westwood theaters saved: Regency Theaters is taking over operations for the Mann Bruin and Mann Village Theaters in Westwood. Curbed LA has more:

Mann said last August it would end its leases at the theaters, and those are up Wednesday, so Regency is in on Thursday. Both of the houses date from the 1930s -- the Village opened in 1931 and has more than 1,300 seats, the Bruin opened in 1937 and has just under 700.

Echo Park landmark? An Echo Park bungalow housing complex could be considered for landmark status. The Eastsider LA has the story:

On Thursday, a proposal to designate one of these hillside courtyards, the Lento Brick Court on the 1200 block of Sunset Boulevard, a city historic landmark will come up for the first time before the Cultural Heritage Commission.

Thousand Oaks sailor: The Daily News reports on 16-year-old Abby Sunderland's effort to sail around the world. Here's an excerpt:

The 16-year-old Thousand Oaks girl trying to become the youngest person to circumnavigate the globe solo, is expected today to clear the first major hurdle of her voyage as she sails around the treacherous Cape Horn at the tip of South America.

-- Anthony Pesce

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