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Los Angeles News 02/2012 (Page 2)



Homicide suspects sought in brutal Arcadia murder
Los Angeles police are searching for three "armed and dangerous" suspects in the brutal murder of a 75-year-old Arcadia during a robbery of a LA business last year. Min Yin was working at the Joy & Louis Corp. on the 1300 block of E. 18th street in Los ...

Riding the winds of change
As paragliding booms, the graying flock of hang gliders who once ruled the skies fear for the future of their sport. Los Angeles Times reporter Jack Dolan, who took this shot with a remote camera attached to the hang glider, hitches a ride over Sylmar ...

Teacher Arrested for Taking Bondage Shoot of Kindergarteners
It took over of year in preparation, but Mark Berndt, a teacher for 30 years, has been arrested on over 23 felony counts of lewd acts on a child, including photographing 23 children in gags and blindfolds, some posed with a cockroach on their faces, ...

Man wrongly imprisoned freed, becomes college student
LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Just months ago, 37-year-old Frankie Carrillo was walking the halls of a California state prison; now he's walking to class. A student at Loyola Marymount University, Carrillo is auditing courses to prove himself, hoping to become ...

Santa Monica may remove cartoonist Conrad's sculpture
Paul Conrad's 'Chain Reaction' needs up to $423000 in repairs but would cost just $20000 to remove, staffers say. A panel urges that supporters get six months to raise restoration funds. "Chain Reaction" consists of a mushroom cloud fashioned out of ...

LA Unified seeks dismissal of music teacher in abuse case
Supt. John Deasy is expected to ask for the dismissal of a longtime music teacher at Hamilton High School who allegedly had sexual relationships with students. By Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times After this week's arrest of a teacher for alleged lewd ...

LAPD tightens proposed vehicle-impound procedures
Unlicensed drivers can avoid lengthy impounds if they weren't involved in a serious accident, have no record of driving without a license and show IDs and insurance. Under the original proposal, many could have simply asked someone with a license to ...

Weary Clippers let Nuggets get away
By DAN WOIKE / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER LOS ANGELES – The fans at Staples Center this season who have rewarded the Clippers with cheers and gasps of awe and amazement punished them in the fourth quarter Thursday with boos and groans of disappointment ...

Smugglers allegedly used black drivers to avert suspicion at border
Five people are charged in a plot to employ African Americans, mostly from Compton, to avert suspicion when bringing illegal immigrants across the border. Vehicles used by the alleged smugglers were elaborately modified to accommodate illegal ...

Orange County trails only Los Angeles County in number of bank robberies in 2011
The following information was released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Emphasis has been added for items directly related to Orange County. The FBI's Los Angeles Field Office released its annual bank robbery statistics today for the area ...

Vanessa Hudgens Glows in Sunshine Yellow Gown at 'Journey 2: The Mysterious ...
Vanessa Hudgens Glows in Sunshine Yellow Gown at 'Journey 2: The Mysterious ...

Which 5 LA Restaurants Are Among The "Most Romantic" in America?
Valentine's Day is fast approaching, and the concept of "romance" is being pummeled into us all from every possible front, including where we eat. Now OpenTable has released a list of the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America, ...

Feb 3rd 2012 2:15PM
Feb 3rd 2012 2:15PM We're less than 50 days away from when The Hunger Games opens in theaters on March 23 and to celebrate, we're giving away a trip to Los Angeles to the world premiere of the movie taking place at... Read More » Feb 2nd 2012 7:50PM ...

Copycat 'Slapper' Assaults Pedestrians Near LA Civic Center
LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A man known as the “Civic Center Slapper” has struck again in downtown Los Angeles, police said Friday. On Jan. 27 at around 6:15 pm, the suspect approached a 51-year-old attorney walking near Aliso and Alameda streets adjacent to ...

Legal Brawl Erupts Over Tom Cruise Thriller 'One Shot' (Exclusive)
Two producers of the upcoming Tom Cruise crime thriller One Shot were sued today by another producer who claims he worked for years on the project but was cut out and denied credit and his "rightful share of the compensation" the duo stand to earn from ...

“Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” Premiere
Actors Josh Hutcherson (L) and Vanessa Hudgens arrive at the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" at the Chinese Theater on February 2, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Kevin Winter / Getty Images) Actress Ashley ...

USC in the News
The San Diego Union-Tribune highlighted USC's role in a new California Department of Public Health study on health risks and climate change. USC helped to develop the methodology of the study, which found that poor, urban and minority residents are the ...

Los Angeles sues Northern Trust over pension fund losses
The city of Los Angeles has filed a lawsuit against Northern Trust Corp. alleging the investment bank's practices resulted in the loss of more than $95 million to the city's pension fund. The civil enforcement lawsuit alleges unlawful business ...

2nd teacher arrested from Miramonte Elementary School
By John Gregory, Carlos Granda and Miriam Hernandez LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A second teacher at Miramonte Elementary School was arrested, accused of fondling two girls. The news comes just days after a former teacher there was charged with committing ...

Lakers Start 6-Game Grammy Road Trip In Denver
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have done a nice job taking care of business at home. That hasn't been the case on the road. The Lakers begin a season-high six-game trip Friday night when they face a Denver Nuggets team coming off an ...

Supervisor speaks up on studio plan
By Mark Kellam, [email protected] Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky weighed in this week on NBCUniversal's proposed 400-acre “Evolution Plan,” asking the company to drop efforts to build almost 3000 residential units that are part of ...

A compassionless crackdown
The LAPD's Devonshire Division has done a thorough job of closing the area's pot dispensaries. Legitimate medical marijuana patients are the ones to suffer for it. By Sandy Banks Forget years of conflicting rules, hazy regulations, hard lines and soft ...

Cops Brace for DUI Crackdown on Super Bowl Sunday
By Jonathan Gonzalez LAPD and other law enforcement agencies across LA County will step up their efforts to catch people driving under the influence during Super Bowl weekend. It's likely many people will knock back a few beers while watching the Super ...

Cleopatra Dances on the 51st Floor
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - The posh ambiance on the 51st floor of the Paul Hastings Tower in Downtown Los Angeles once served as office space for the Atlantic Richfield Company. It was a place where oil giant executives conducted deals and worked to ...

How School Garden Mania Swept Los Angeles a Century Ago
It's hard to imagine now, but over a century ago at the corner of 7th Street and Wilson downtown was one of city's first public schools and ground zero for Los Angeles' school garden movement. Sam Watters explains at the Los Angeles Times that ...

Deputies union warns Baca about release of personnel records
The union representing the LA County sheriff's rank-and-file deputies says he would be violating the law if he releases files to the special panel examining allegations of inmate abuse inside county jails. By Robert Faturechi and Jack Leonard, ...

Ex-mayor of Rosemead admits guilt in bribery case
John Tran, 36, admits to shaking down a developer for more than $10000 while on the City Council. He also resigns from the school board and withdraws from an Assembly race. John Tran, former Rosemead mayor and councilman, admitted shaking down a ...

School stunned at arrest of second teacher for alleged lewd acts
Martin Bernard Springer, a second-grade teacher at Miramonte Elementary School in South Los Angeles, allegedly fondled two girls within the last three years. He has taught at the school since 1986. Concerned parents talk to officials at Miramonte ...

Hiring burst add jobs, unemployment rate drops to 8.3 percent
By Kevin Smith, Staff Writer The nation's employment sector continued to gain traction in January with 243000 jobs added - far more than the 155000 jobs economists were expecting. It was the most jobs created since April of last year, when 251000 jobs ...

Major Bank Gives Home Buyers Mortgage Aid
By Toni Guinyard Wells Fargo foundation is giving would be homeowners up to $30000 for down payments on homes. But they must buy in Los Angeles and promise to stay in the home for five years. Wells Fargo transformed an LA convention center room into a ...


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