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Los Angeles News 03/2012 (Page 11)



USC to honor Japanese American students interned during WWII
Honorary bachelor's and master's degrees will be granted to students sent to internment camps in 1942. By Matt Stevens, Los Angeles Times Seventy years after hundreds of USC students were unexpectedly yanked from their classrooms, they will finally get ...

Insurance company ordered to pay homeowner $8 million
A jury finds that it failed to honor its contract with an elderly Hollywood Hills man whose home was nearly destroyed in 2008 when a dump truck crashed into it and set off an explosion. Brian S. Kabateck, left and Mark Geragos, right, also successfully ...

For Academic Decathlon team, hard work and adrenaline rushes
A group of eight Los Angeles High School students gets hooked on the 'mind battle' that the competition represents. The coach vouches for their commitment. 'They're fearless,' he says. Los Angeles High School students Andy Ayala and Sun Garcia Baltazar ...

Pala tribe roiled by bloodline dispute
Reclassification of a Pala ancestor led to the disenrollment of scores of her descendants, cutting them off from their share of the tribe's profits and other perks. Disenrolled Pala Indian Gina Howard visits the grave of her great-great-grandmother ...

Kings ride 3-goal 3rd period to 4-2 win over Preds
AP Nashville Predators right winger Jordin Tootoo, left, battles for the puck with Los Angeles Kings defender Rob Scuderi (7) as goalie Jonathan Bernier, right defends during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, March 17, 2012, ...

SPECIAL REPORT: Tribune to launch school safety website
By Brian Charles, Juliette Funes and JD Velasco, SGVN Ivis Urbina, right, with her granddaughter Alexa Agillon, 6, protest with others outside Miramonte Elementary school in Los Angeles Monday, Feb. 6, 2012. About three dozen parents and supporters ...

LA Marathon runners face rain-soaked pavement
Runners participating in the 2011 LA Marathon are shown wearing protective gear to shield them from the rain. (KABC Photo) LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Los Angeles Marathon runners are facing some tough conditions as the wet and cold weather continues ...

UCLA Basketball: Mired in TOTAL Irrelevance, Expectations & Warning Signs For ...
UCLA Basketball: Mired in TOTAL Irrelevance, Expectations & Warning Signs For ...

Kenyan man, Ethiopian woman win Los Angeles Marathon
LOS ANGELES - Fatuma Sado of Ethiopia was the women's winner of today's Los Angeles Marathon and captured a $100000 bonus for beating the fastest man in the challenge race. Simon Njoroge of Kenya won the men's division with an unofficial time of 2 ...

Freeways stay open through late winter snowfall
LOS ANGELES - Unstable weather lingered over the Southern California mountains today, as major freeways to the east and north remained open amidst snow-covered hillsides. Thunderstorms and scattered pockets of heavy clouds lingered over the San Gabriel ...

Bad parenting -- Why Americans need to toughen up
Anthropology researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles have been studying American middle class families and are reporting some data that should surprise no one: We Americans focus on our children by indulging them—namely, expecting ...

Happy Birthday, Mister Rogers! Now Watch Him Learn How to Breakdance
Okay, so the late Mister Rogers' birthday isn't technically until Wednesday, but we're jumping the gun a little bit to let you know about an early birthday celebration being held tomorrow in Los Angeles. The documentary "Mister Rogers and Me" will be ...

USC professor at the intersection of children and justice
Thomas Lyon, who holds a rare dual professorship in law and psychology at USC, is a leader in the field of interviewing children for abuse and criminal cases. From his colorful van, USC professor Thomas Lyon runs experiments about getting kids to talk ...

Longtime graffiti cop has answered the scrawl
Over two decades, San Bernardino Police Sgt. Dwight Waldo has drawn a bead on taggers — chasing them through alleys, recovering weapons from their hangouts and memorizing thousands of markings. What some viewed as petty vandalism became something more ...

Burbank Airport survey finds support for new terminal
After years of push-back from nearby residents, the Burbank Airport authority gets good news: 67% of those polled favor construction of a replacement building. By Mark Kellam, Los Angeles Times By a roughly 2-to-1 margin, area residents said they favor ...

Candidate in DA race files suit over Trutanich ballot descriptions
Alan Jay Jackson, a deputy district attorney, wants to prevent LA City Atty. Carmen Trutanich from calling himself 'chief prosecutor' or 'chief criminal prosecutor' on the June ballot. He says the descriptions are 'factually untrue' and intended to ...

Job market for college graduates appears to be recovering
A recent survey finds that employers plan to hire 9.5% more grads this year than last. But with competition strong, seniors are urged to begin their job search long before graduation. Andy Garcia of Southern California Edison looks at the resume of ...

San Diego burns with pride as beach fire pit funding is restored
The city is particularly proud of its beach fire pits — and, as of last week, of being able to stop relying on donors for their care. Men from San Diego and Chula Vista enjoy a large fire on Fiesta Island in San Diego. After about two years of relying ...

TRACK: Personal best isn't enough
AP Fatumo Sado of Ethiopia heads to the finish line en route to winning Sunday's Los Angeles Marathon. (Gene Blevins / Staff Photographer) SANTA MONICA - Fatuma Sado never had finished worse than second in any of the four marathons she has entered, ...

23000 run to the sea
By Susan Abram, Staff Writer Runners head out from Dodger Stadium at the start of the 27th Los Angeles Marathon Sunday. Temperatures at the start of the race were in the 40's. (Photo by David Crane/Los Angeles Daily News.) Like an ancient biblical ...

Granada Hills Charter wins state Academic Decathlon
Los Angeles Unified schools take five of the top 10 spots in the California Academic Decathlon, even as the preliminary budget approved for next year slashes the program. Granada Hills Charter teammates Sean Wejebe and Julia Wall hold the championship ...

CHATTER: Former UCLA standout Kosakowski reaches Calabasas final
By Erik Boal, Staff Writer Former UCLA tennis standout Daniel Kosakowski, the No. 5 seed, advanced to today's singles final at the Men's Pro Tennis Championships of Calabasas, defeating Australia's Carsten Ball, a Corona del Mar graduate, 6-4, ...

UTAH 103, LAKERS 99: Bryant is amiss, and Lakers can't hold on in rare loss at ...
UTAH 103, LAKERS 99: Bryant is amiss, and Lakers can't hold on in rare loss at ...

Second Chance for a Second Street Project
Mark Borman began working on the project that would become 940 East 2nd Street in 2006. The 38-condominium development opened late last year. Posted: Monday, March 19, 2012 6:00 am | Updated: 3:15 pm, Fri Mar 16, 2012. DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - Six years ...

Coda sells first three battery-electric cars to California customers
By Danny King RSS feed When it came to Coda Automotive's first-ever sales of its battery-electric Sedans, it was an all-Golden State affair. The Los Angeles-based company sold its first three vehicles last week, with a pilot from the San Francisco Bay ...

Widening of 5 freeway in LA set to begin
By ALEJANDRA MOLINA / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER A groundbreaking event is scheduled Monday in Santa Fe Springs for an I-5 project that is widening the freeway near the Los Angeles and Orange County line. The $110-million project will widen nearly one ...

LA Marathon Brings Interruptions
The street closures for yesterday's Los Angeles Marathon prompted changes in everything from church schedules to brunch plans, along with plenty of complaining. First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica has altered its schedule for Sunday services in ...

Are Parks and Perry Right?
As the Los Angeles City Council voted 13-2 on Friday to approve the new redistricting plan, the two dissenters, Bernard Parks and Jan Perry, reiterated their intent to file a legal challenge against the new maps on the basis that race was improperly ...

Author Alonda Thomas Urges Parents to Have 'The Talk' in Debut Book, 'It's ...
Author Alonda Thomas Urges Parents to Have 'The Talk' in Debut Book, 'It's ...

7 upcoming dinner events around Los Angeles
It's going to be a busy couple of weeks for food and drink lovers seeking out dinner pairings. From wine to beer, here is a list of seven upcoming dinner events around LA On Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 7:00 PM, The LAB Brewing Co. in Agoura Hills will ...


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