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Stanley Mosk Courthouse in Downtown LA Fails Memorial Day

by LA1 News

   What a way to celebrate Memorial Day. This morning at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse at 111 North Hill Street, commuters were welcomed back from the holiday weekend with the US Flag flying upside down. A call to the courthouse media relations office was met with surprise. The operator there told LA1 News that they would immediately notify the Sheriff's deputies on duty of the situation. What is not known is whether the display was intentional. Did a rogue employee decide to make a statement about the state of affairs during this election season? We may never know.

   Downtown worker Bryan Jeffrey noticed the disgrace from his perch at work. He immediately ran over to the location to notify a deputy, who said he would "fix the issue." After three hours, Jeffrey gave up hope and called LA1 News as a last resort. The public is encouraged to call the media relations office for the courthouse at 213-830-0815.

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Dodgers to Host Military Appreciation Night on Tuesday

by LA1 News

   The Los Angeles Dodgers will pay honor to U.S. Army Sergeant José G. Ramos of Whittier on Tuesday night with a special ceremony, and Army Specialist Maurice Alpharicio will perform the national anthem. The recognitions are part of "Military Appreciation Night" as the Dodgers take on the Reds, no pun intended. Active and retired military members, veterans, their families and basically everyone is encouraged to take advantage of special ticket packages starting at $15. The package includes a ticket to the game and a Military Appreciation Night t-shirt. Ramos will throw Tuesday’s ceremonial first pitch.

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PHILANTHROPY: A New Flag in Honor of the Fallen

by David R. Bloom

   Memorial Day is almost here. Just about this time, various groups in greater Highland Park get their priorities straight and start talking about sprucing up Veterans Memorial Square. The Square is a public space created largely through the efforts of longtime 14th District City Councilman Art Snyder, now deceased. Its original design consisted of the still existing flagpole and an assortment of bronze plaques inlaid into the ground. Each plaque listed the names of the Franklin High School students who went on to die in WWII.


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