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A Lively Los Angeles Wedding Celebration Full of Fall Florals

Not many love stories begin with one person in a minion costume confessing their love in a crowded bar on Halloween. But for Nicole and Ashley Dillon, that’s exactly how their romance started. “She didn’t really hear me, so I pretended like I didn’t say anything,” remembers Nicole of the moment. But a week later, Ashley said they should “revisit the conversation”—proof that she did, in fact, hear Nicole! “We never looked back after that,” Nicole says.    

The couple was first introduced during a flag football league in 2014 and three years later, Nicole popped the question while vacationing in Montauk, New York. Ashley’s ring—a custom aqua stone set on a rose gold band—would eventually serve as inspiration for their wedding day, but not before Ashley returned the favor. “About eight months [after the proposal], I came home from work and found Ashley had strung up a bunch of pictures

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Was a Hollywood-Style Trump Sign Erected in Los Angeles?

In October 2020, reports and social media posts emerged claiming that someone had erected a large “TRUMP” sign over Interstate 405 in Los Angeles. Newsweek, for example, reported that:

Large letters in the style of the iconic Hollywood sign reading “TRUMP” were found on Los Angeles’ 405 Freeway on Tuesday morning. Los Angeles CBS Local reported that the letters were installed sometime between late Monday night and Tuesday morning on the southbound side of the Freeway in Sepulveda Pass. The giant letters appeared to use the iconic typeface from the “SF Hollywood Hills” font family, making it blend into the hilly setting seamlessly.

Such reports were accurate. Local television channel KTLA posted its own, authentic aerial footage of the sign as it appeared on Oct. 6, clearly showing its location on a hillside overlooking a stretch of I-405 at the Sepulveda Pass, around 25 miles west of downtown Los Angeles:

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Large, Hollywood-style ‘Trump’ sign erected in Los Angeles

A large sign appeared along the 405 freeway in Sepulveda Pass in California on Tuesday. The sign said ‘Trump’ in bold white letters similar to the ones on the Hollywood sign and stood about 10 feet tall, according to Kron4 news.

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But it had to come down. Work crews demolished the sign which faced northbound lanes near Getty Center Drive. Police say it was becoming a traffic hazard as motorists began to slow down to take pictures of it. According to California Highway Patrol’s incident log, the sign, discovered at 6:41 a.m., was a “traffic hazard.”

It was also located in a dry area making it susceptible to forest fires that are currently plaguing parts of the state. That particular area is known for destructive bush fires like last year’s Getty fire or the 2017 Skirball Fire.

Earlier this year, a

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Giant Hollywood-Style Trump Sign Appears on Los Angeles Freeway

Welcome to Tinsel Town: Large letters in the style of the iconic Hollywood sign reading “TRUMP” were found on Los Angeles’ 405 Freeway on Tuesday morning.



Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gives two thumbs up to the crowd during the evening session on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.


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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gives two thumbs up to the crowd during the evening session on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.

Los Angeles CBS Local reported that the letters were installed sometime between late Monday night and Tuesday morning on the southbound side of the Freeway in Sepulveda Pass. The giant letters appeared to use the iconic typeface from the “SF Hollywood Hills” font family, making it blend into the hilly setting seamlessly.

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California Highway Patrol’s incident log reported the “traffic hazard” around 6:41

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Giant Trump sign taken down along Los Angeles freeway

Titanic letters spelling out the name of President Donald Trump that appeared Tuesday morning along Interstate 405 in Los Angeles didn’t last long.

Workers have already removed the 10-foot-tall Hollywood-style sign that read “Trump,” KTLA reports. Callers first reported the sign to the California Highway Patrol at 6:41 a.m.

Whoever erected the sign along the busy highway over the Sepulveda Pass has not been publically identified, KCBS reported.

A California Department of Transportation official said workers took down the sign by 9 a.m. as a potential traffic hazard, KTLA reported. Motorists were slowing down to snap photos of it.

Trump supporters quickly took to Twitter to argue the sign shows secret high levels of support for the president’s re-election in California. A Sept. 25 UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies poll shows Biden leading Trump in California by 39 points, however, KQED reports.

In Long Beach, officials are investigating the

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Los Angeles dismantles pro-Trump Hollywood Sign-style letters near highway

City workers in Los Angeles on Tuesday took down large white block letters spelling out “TRUMP” along the 405 Freeway.

The city acted quickly after the Hollywood sign style letters, put up by an unknown party, were first reported by drivers in the northbound lanes of the Sepulveda Pass at 6:41 a.m. Tuesday, according to local Los Angeles news station KTLA.

The traditionally liberal city promptly removed the sign, citing it as a traffic hazard as passing cars were slowing to snap photos. They also cited fire concerns since the sign was erected in a dry, bush-heavy area and they said that it needed to be removed because it was positioned on private property, KTLA reported. It’s unclear who owns the land in question.

The letters appeared to be about 10-feet-tall and were clearly visible from aerial shots shared on Twitter. They reportedly have been flattened, but not entirely removed,

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Margaret Sohagi Nominated for Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2020 Women’s Leadership Awards

LOS ANGELES –News Direct– Sohagi Law Group

Environmental and land use law firm The Sohagi Law Group announced today that is Managing Partner Margaret Sohagi is a nominee for the Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2020 Women’s Leadership Awards. This year’s Leadership Series and Awards is a three-part virtual symposiums and awards event. With the goal of continuing to engage, inform, educate and inspire, this year’s panelists will cover topics of ongoing importance from leading through change and mentorship to the road to entrepreneurship and navigating today’s work-life balance demands.

Sohagi’s practice for the last 30 years has focused on assisting cities, counties, and other public agencies navigate the legal complexities of land use, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Sohagi provides practical legal advice, working directly with lead agency counsel, staff, and appointed elected officials. When necessary, she ardently defends lead agencies’ land

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Why FiveThirtyEight’s model favors the Miami Heat over the Los Angeles Lakers.

Jimmy Butler and Andre Iguodala of the Miami Heat celebrate together.
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When the NBA season started, the Miami Heat had 60-to-1 odds to win the championship, making them the 14th-most-likely team to win it all. Needless to say, a lot has happened since then. The Sonic the Hedgehog movie was delayed. Donald Trump was impeached. The Sonic the Hedgehog movie was released. But after nearly a full calendar year of Sonic- and non-Sonic-related tumult, the long shots from South Beach are within striking distance of winning the NBA Finals.

On Monday, the William Hill sportsbook listed the Heat as +320 underdogs while the Lakers were -400 favorites. That means you’d make $320 on a $100 bet on the Heat to win it all, while you’d have to wager $400 on the Lakers to win $100. Miami star Jimmy Butler disagrees with those odds.

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