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Los Angeles News 02/2012 (Page 13)



Concert review: The Darkness at House of Blues
By Gerry Gittelson, Special to the Daily News Justin Hawkins leads The Darkness in the troubled British band's return to the Southland on Feb. 19, 2012 at the House of Blues in West Hollywood. (Gerry Gittelson/Los Angeles Daily News) Dan Hawkins of The ...

The 34th Annual Playboy Jazz Festival Playboy Lineup Announced for 2012
By “Sheila Rose Williams” Holmby Hills , CA(Hollywood Today)2/20/12/—Phoebe Rose, pugnacious pug with a predilection for sniffing out a story-went behind the scenes (and under the chairs) at the Jazz Festival Press Conference today at the Playboy ...

Pet Emergency Preparedness Fair Set For Saturday At Clover Park
The 3rd Annual Free Pet Emergency Preparedness Fair will be held this Saturday, Feb. 25, from 9 am until 3 pm at Clover Park in Santa Monica. The event is being hosted by the City of Santa Monica Office of Emergency Management Division; The American ...

Maybe It's Time For Public Transit
By Patrick Healy and Bill French Let's face it. A lot of commuters in Los Angeles ignore public transit. That may change now that four dollar a gallon gas seems ready to become normal. The reality is, transit continues to expand in the Metropolitan Los ...

The Irish Connection
Irish actor Gerry O'Brien is back in Los Angeles for the month of February and he has let HollywoodToday.net know that he is attached to the feature 'Unlimited', due to shoot over the summer. 'Unlimited' will be directed by R.Christian Anderson for ...

LA conference considers plight of day laborers
A gathering this week will measure progress in organizing across the nation after a 1996 raid in the City of Industry that resulted in arrests and deportation. Pablo Alvarado, director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, left, ...

'Political incest' in Garden Grove?
Despite a large number of applicants and a city policy designed to limit nepotism, two people with family ties to the City Council were given seats on traffic and planning commissions. Garden Grove City Councilman Bruce Broadwater, left, ...

Caltrans pressured to sell homes it acquired for 710 extension
Caltrans bought the homes in the 1950s, '60s and '70s to accommodate plans to extend the northern end of the Long Beach Freeway from Alhambra to the Foothill Freeway in Pasadena. But now it appears regional transportation officials favor digging a ...

Rich history for baseball, Southland
By Jim McConnell, Staff Writer I'm old-fashioned. Among my quaint notions is historians ought to make an effort to tell the truth. Which brings us to baseball. If you read historical accounts of the Dodgers' move to Los Angeles in 1957-58, ...

Woman and her cat went from living in car to supportive home in Sun...
Woman and her cat went from living in car to supportive home in Sun...

VINCENT BONSIGNORE on the NBA: Ex-Cleveland High, USC standout Nick...
VINCENT BONSIGNORE on the NBA: Ex-Cleveland High, USC standout Nick...

Girl who survived drowning taken off life support
LOS ANGELES - A 5-year-old girl who survived a drowning attack by her mother that claimed the life of her 1-year-old sister was taken off life support by her father and may have died, according to a police spokeswoman. The youngster, Marian, has been ...

Magic Johnson's Cable Channel 'Aspire' Set for June Launch
*NBA legend-turned-business mogul, Earvin Magic Johnson, is gearing up for the next phase of his expansive business portfolio – running his own network. According to the Los Angeles Times, the Hall of Famer is preparing for the summer launch of Aspire, ...

Antonovich slams agencies for slow progress on chromium-6
Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich today slammed public health officials for “pathetic bureaucratic inertia” in establishing new maximum allowed levels of chromium-6 in public drinking water. The California Department of Public Health and ...

Bryant, Gasol lead Lakers Over Blazers
Los Angeles, CA(Sports Network) - What a difference a day makes.Kobe Bryant, just 24 hours after expressing his displeasure regarding the Lakers' handling of star forward Pau Gasol, was all smiles after scoring 28 points in Los Angeles' 103-92 victory ...

Former Miramonte Elementary Teacher Pleads Not Guilty
By Gianna Osorio Former Miramonte Elementary School teacher Mark Berndt, 61, pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to 23 counts of lewd acts on children. He is being held on $23 million bail, $1 million for each of the charges. Additional charges could be ...

Prosecutors oppose Murray's request for release while awaiting appeal
Dr. Conrad Murray has asked to be released from county jail while awaiting the appeal of his conviction of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of Michael Jackson. Prosecutors have argued against his release, saying he is a flight risk ...

SCV-SFV Habitat to Honor Major Donors
Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valley will be presenting its Hammer of Hope award to Philanthropist Austin Beutner and Primestor's Arturo Sneider and Leandro Tyberg at its annual Habitat Hearts for Heroes Gala and Auction, ...

Frustration Growing In Laker-Land
By James LeBeau The Los Angeles Lakers have seemingly always been known for being one of the elite squads in the West but after an embarrassing 102-90 loss to the lowly Phoenix Suns Sunday that made them a dismal 5-11 on the road for the season, ...

USC in the News
C-SPAN ran a panel discussion featuring USC President CL Max Nikias on the public role of universities. Nikias said that USC will pursue achievement in research and education while at the same time being attentive to the needs of the surrounding ...

HP and Intel Will Unveil a Revolutionary New Product
HollywoodNews.com: Createasphere's Spring Entertainment Technology Expo – the top gathering of entertainment and media professionals, technical innovators, and content creators on the West Coast showcasing emerging media trends in production, post, ...

UCLA Finds Its Offense In A 19-7 Bludgeoning Of Northridge
by Ryan Rosenblatt on Feb 21, 2012 6:45 PM PST in Baseball Remember the UCLA offense that went missing over the weekend? It has been found and then some. Of course, it helps to play a bad team, but the Bruins are going to take what they can get and ...

Citizens panel to vote today on LA city council redistricting map
By Rick Orlov, Staff Writer Amid political infighting, the citizens commission reviewing Los Angeles City Council boundaries is scheduled to take one last vote today on a disputed map that imposes sharp changes on San Fernando Valley and inner-city ...

Milo Ventimiglia Joins 'LA Noir'
The former "Heroes" star will play one of the leads on Frank Darabont's new drama project on TNT. By Blair Marnell Last month, former "Walking Dead" executive producer Frank Darabont announced his return to television with the period drama pilot, ...

LA County to study curbing managers' solicitation of donations
The move stems from Supervisor Gloria Molina's concerns that campaign contributions to sheriff's brass by department employees created potential conflicts of interest in personnel decisions. Supervisor Gloria Molina said she knew of no instances in ...

Bruins trying to squeeze into fourth place
BY SCOTT M. REID / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER LOS ANGELES – There is no way to sugarcoat a UCLA season in which the Bruins began as Pac-12 favorites but now find themselves a longshot to avoid the ignominy of having to play in the conference ...

Prop. 8 backers seek full review by appeals court
Supporters say a three-judge 9th Circuit court panel that rejected the California ban on same-sex marriage wrongly concluded that the ballot measure stigmatized gays and lesbians. Domestic partners Matthew and Kevin Gifford-Tinker take a picture of ...

Los Angeles should not redraw District 9
By ELENA KADVANY · Daily Trojan Last week, I ventured into South Central for the first time in my two years at USC. Prompted by glowing Yelp reviews and a hefty amount of dry-cleaning, I drove to Bowers and Sons Cleaners, located on South Central ...

Gas prices and empty campaign promises
Gas price sticker shock is reverberating through Los Angeles County, as fuels prices at the pump have climbed north of $4, and politicians are ready to pounce on the collective anxiety felt by motorists. During a recent campaign trip, former Speaker of ...

Community colleges hit by $149-million shortfall
Officials have little flexibility in responding to the latest cuts because classes are already underway. A decrease in fee revenues and more aid to students complicate financial problems. By Carla Rivera, Los Angeles Times California community colleges ...


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