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At a planned train trench, an archaeological treasure trove
A Spanish silver coin dating from 1816 is among the artifacts a 30-member team of archaeologists has unearthed next to railroad tracks in front of the San Gabriel Mission. Archaeologist Deanna Jones sifts for artifacts from an excavation next to ...

Occupy LA seeks return of murals painted at City Hall camp
The city is looking for institutions that would store and display the works salvaged after protesters were ousted. But Occupy LA says the murals 'were made for the people and they belong to the people.' By Ari Bloomekatz, Los Angeles Times During their ...

Rick Orlov: Caruso confident on Dodgers, mayor's job
By Rick Orlov, Daily News Staff Writer Developer Rick Caruso has left the GOP, signaling he is increasingly serious about his potential run for mayor in an overwhelmingly Democratic city. The lifelong Republican switched to decline-to-state in December ...

Show Me the Huge Pile of Campaign Money
Councilman Eric Garcetti was the big winner of the last campaign financing period, raising more than $1 million in less than four months. Posted: Monday, February 6, 2012 6:01 am | Updated: 5:07 pm, Fri Feb 3, 2012. DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - There are ...

Pan African Film and Arts Festival heads to South LA
Move over Academy Awards, because South LA will host an award show and film festival with just as much glitz, glamor, and prestige. The Pan African Film and Arts Festival (PAFF) is set to kick off its 20th anniversary with star-studded festivities, ...

State Wants $95 Million From Northern Trust
By MATT REYNOLDS LOS ANGELES (CN) - California claims Northern Trust Corp. played "heads we win, tails you lose" with state pension funds, then forced the LA City Employees' Retirement System to cover its $95 million in losses on mortgage-backed ...

Show Me the Huge Piles of Campaign Money
Councilman Eric Garcetti was the big winner of the last campaign financing period, raising more than $1 million in less than four months. Posted: Monday, February 6, 2012 6:01 am | Updated: 8:59 am, Mon Feb 6, 2012. DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - There are ...

Dana Point and Laguna Beach Could Be First OC Cities to Ban Plastic Bags
Two Orange County cities are considering separate ordinances to ban single-use plastic bags. If approved, Dana Point and Laguna Beach would be the first two cities in the OC to put in place such a ban, similar to a ban already implemented in Los ...

Assemblyman renews fight against illegal school fees
By Corey G. Johnson, California Watch LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Bolstered by a recent court ruling, a Southern California assemblyman filed legislation last week that seeks to crack down on school districts that charge parents and students fees that ...

Downey Studios on fire for science
Four-day arson training course to bring more than 100 So Cal arson investigators to Downey. By Tracy Manzer, Staff Writer By Tracy Manzer DOWNEY -- The Downey Studios were on fire Monday, literally, as arson experts burned small rooms to further the ...

Community backs Kennedy High coach suspended over hazing
GRANADA HILLS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Parents, students, teachers and administrators are backing a coach who has been suspended for three weeks without pay for an alleged hazing incident. Manny Alvarado, a revered baseball coach at John F. Kennedy High ...

Maypa Cargo & Logistics Offers Guaranteed Transportation Services
by Claudia Bruemmer | February 6, 2012 7:46 PM PST Maypa Cargo & Logistics is an international transportation company and part of Maypa Trucking. Established in 2006, Maypa Trucking provides domestic transportation services with its own trucking ...

Proposal to establish rights for domestic workers splits lawmakers
Proponents say it would extend basic protections to more employees, but opponents say it would drive up costs. By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times Reporting from Sacramento -- Maria Moctezuma's workday began at 6 am and often ran until midnight when ...

Detained immigrants with mental illnesses face barriers in court
Schizophrenic man's case shows how, activists say, such defendants are left to fend for themselves. He couldn't afford a lawyer and authorities wouldn't provide one free, so his mother was his advocate. By Paloma Esquivel, Los Angeles Times Maria Elena ...

A broken heart led LAPD officer to kill woman, prosecutor says
'I'm truly in love with John,' Stephanie Lazarus wrote in a letter to her former boyfriend's mother after he became engaged to Sherri Rae Rasmussen. Lazarus is on trial in Rasmussen's 1986 killing. Stephanie Lazarus, in court in 2010, was arrested in ...

The High Price of Telling the Truth About Islam
[Editor's note: The article below is written by Eric Allen Bell, a filmmaker who was recently banned from blogging at the “Daily Kos” because he wrote three articles that ran afoul of the mindset there, specifically naming “Loonwatch.com” as a ...

World Famous VIP Records in Long Beach struggles to stay relevant
The record store, key to the birth of West Coast rap, retools amid technological changes in music. Kelvin Anderson, owner of World Famous VIP Records, sits in his new downsized store, just a few feet down the street from his former location on Pacific ...

The greening of Tujunga Wash continues with next phase
By Melissa Pamer, Staff Writer The US Army Corps of Engineering will start a $3.4 million project next week to recreate riparian habitat along a portion of the Tujunga Wash in Valley Glen, CA. This photo shows a portion of the Tujunga Wash that was ...

LAUSD Shuts Down Miramonte Elementary School For 2 Days
SOUTH LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Miramonte Elementary School will be closed for two days in the wake of sex crime allegations involving two teachers. Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy announced Monday night that 88 teachers and 40 ...

Woman allegedly leaves baby with Los Angeles homeless couple
Police recovered a baby boy Tuesday morning after he was handed off to a homeless couple in downtown Los Angeles by his mother, who was later tracked down and arrested, police said. The boy was given to the homeless couple inside the tent they put up ...

Vincent Gallo Flips Nicolas Cage's Old Downtown L.A. Penthouse for $2.599 Million
The actor's sprawling pad with Hollywood cachet and industrial-era roots hits the market, priced down from nearly $3 million a year ago. Actor-director Vincent Gallo is selling a penthouse in downtown Los Angeles that he bought for $2.34 million in ...

LAUSD Shuts Down Miramonte Elementary To Replace Entire Staff Following ...
LAUSD Shuts Down Miramonte Elementary To Replace Entire Staff Following ...

LA Mayor Villaraigosa Launches 2012 Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Program ...
LA Mayor Villaraigosa Launches 2012 Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Program ...

2012 Los Angeles Animation Festival Lineup Announced
By Jennifer Wolfe | Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 11:32 am | AWN News LOS ANGELES, CA – The beloved Los Angeles Animation Festival (LAAF) returns for its 3rd annual event with new screenings of animated feature films & shorts from around the world, ...

Prop 8 Opposition Lawyer: 'We've Been Planning to be in the US Supreme Court'
At a press conference this morning held in downtown Los Angeles by the American Foundation for Equal Rights, one of the lawyers who argued against Proposition 8 spoke about the US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals' decision that Prop 8 is unconstitutional, ...

Man Pleads Not Guilty In Slaying Of High School Soccer Goalie
VAN NUYS (CBS) — A Calabasas man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a murder charge stemming from the shooting death of a popular El Camino Real High School student and soccer goalie. Jason Alejandro Schumann, 24, is accused of gunning down 17-year-old ...

Ball playing, Frisbee tossing now allowed on LA County beaches
If you've ever tossed the pigskin around at a Los Angeles County beach, you've probably broken the law. Now, according to an overhaul of the rules governing the sand, beachgoers will only be allowed to pass a football or throw a Frisbee freely during ...

Los Angeles City Hall grounds to get a modified makeover
Council votes for a plan with less grass, more native and drought-tolerant plants in the wake of the destruction by the Occupy encampment. By Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times The park surrounding Los Angeles City Hall will soon be getting a California ...

Wolfe Acquires Rights to Lesbian Themed 'Mosquita y Mari'
Wolfe Releasing has acquired the North American rights to Aurora Guerrero's lesbian-themed film Mosquita y Mari, which recently wowed audiences at Sundance. The film tells the story of Yolanda and Mari, two 15-year-old Latinas navigating friendship, ...

Siblings plead not guilty in dog death
Brother and sister stabbed their aunt¿s cocker spaniel mix several times with a hunting knife, police say. By Maria Hsin, [email protected] Two siblings pleaded not guilty Tuesday to animal cruelty charges related to what police called the “pretty ...


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