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Los Angeles News 03/2012 (Page 12)



SPECIAL REPORT: State releases report on teacher misconduct
By Juliette Funes, 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 staged a protest at the Los ...

Heritage goes beyond chopsticks
A Chinese American with deep roots in her parents' homeland prefers a fork, no matter who laughs. Los Angeles Times reporter Rosanna Xia admits: "I still don't know how to use chopsticks properly, which is almost worse than not knowing how to use ...

How a Bad Economy Killed Office Casual
Matt Jacobson, Facebook's Los Angeles-based head of market development, says Hollywood's male execs suddenly are dressing more sharply, as no one can afford anymore to look like he doesn't care. Men's fashion in Hollywood went all sideways when studio ...

Royal Khyber celebrates 30 years in business
Indian restaurant in South Coast Plaza Village plans to expand to the fast-casual market in Orange, Los Angeles counties. By Sarah Peters Thirty years ago, a good Indian meal in Orange County was hard to come by. "When we opened in 1982, there were no ...

THEN AND NOW: Brickyard team best of the best
By Jim McConnell, Staff Writer We've mentioned high school teams, American Legion teams and Colt League teams. But perhaps the greatest of all time never will be found in record books. You need to go all the way back to when Woodrow Wilson was ...

Two former Glendora High School students accuse teacher of inappropriate behavior
GLENDORA - Two Glendora High School graduates have talked to Glendora police officers about a former teacher, whom they accused of engaging in inappropriate behavior with each of them when they were minors. Police investigated the allegations of one ...

LAUSD hires social media coordinator
By Barbara Jones, Staff Writer Stephanie Abrams is the social media coordinator for the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). Los Angeles Unified is about to go viral, with a social media coordinator launching Facebook, Twitter and YouTube sites ...

Once-burgeoning Latino population growth rate dips in many US cities
The downturn is 'pervasive' and could hurt future growth, but major metropolitan gateway areas are less affected, analysis of Census data shows. By Don Lee and Rebecca Trounson, Los Angeles Times For years, America's growing and mobile Latino ...

Sugar seeks sweet revenge against competition from corn
A lawsuit claims false advertising by producers of increasingly popular high fructose corn syrup, whose relation to obesity has come under increased scrutiny. The sugar industry says sugar from beets, top, and sugar cane, bottom left, ...

2 California researchers win prestigious Tyler Prize
John H. Seinfeld, a professor at Caltech, was recognized for research into the origin and evolution of particles in the atmosphere. Kirk R. Smith, a professor at UC Berkeley, was cited for research demonstrating the debilitating risk of air pollution ...

Today in the SCV: March 20, 2012
By Guest Commentary Want your event listed? Email [email protected] with your event's details. Include the time, date, location and contact information with your submission. What: The Small Business Development Center hosts a workshop that covers ...

LAUSD hires social media director
By Barbara Jones, Staff Writer Stephanie Abrams is the social media coordinator for the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). Los Angeles Unified is about to go viral, with a social media director launching Facebook, Twitter and YouTube sites in ...

Grumbling in Race for LA District Attorney
By MATT REYNOLDS LOS ANGELES (CN) - A candidate for Los Angeles district attorney claims in Superior Court that a rival - the LA city attorney - tricked voters by misrepresenting himself in his ballot description as a criminal prosecutor with authority ...

Plans for the Low Low Opening of the New Downtown Wal-Mart and Its Low Low Prices
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - Scene: Opening Day inside the new Downtown Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market sometime in 2013. “You'll have to talk louder. Look at the thousands of ecstatic and/or disappointed Downtown residents packed in here, not to mention a ...

Daughter Asks Judge to Intervene in Zsa Zsa Gabor's Care
LOS ANGELES -- Ailing actress Zsa Zsa Gabor's daughter is asking a judge to appoint a conservator to oversee the 95-year-old's finances and medical care. Gabor has been confined to a bed for the past two years following a series of medical problems, ...

A Pop-Up 24 Hour Donut Shop, Where The Donuts Are Free
Los Angeles is a donut city, from those ubiquitous stands selling cheery pink boxes lined with sprinkle-topped glistening rounds to the daring pastries plumped with rich foie gras at innovative eateries. In LA make our donuts topped with bacon, ...

LA to analyze Ontario's ONT proposal
LOS ANGELES -- After hearing about the dismal conditions plaguing LA/Ontario International Airport, Los Angeles City Council's Trade, Commerce and Tourism committee has directed the city's administrative officer to begin analyzing Ontario's proposal to ...

Metro study backs Century City stop for Westside subway
by Joel Epstein Purple Line subway train of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority, at its current terminus at Wilshire and Western Station in Los Angeles. Photo by M. Johnson On Monday, LA Metro's long-awaited Westside Subway Extension ...

Pencil This In: 'Rock of Ages Returns,' Julia Holter at Amoeba, NFMLA ...
Pencil This In: 'Rock of Ages Returns,' Julia Holter at Amoeba, NFMLA ...

Where to Get a Juicy Lucy, Lamill Coffee, and KBBQ in DTLA, All in One Place
Today was the big announcement about the forthcoming food options at FIGAT7TH, the shopping area in Downtown LA that's in the midst of a $40-million renovation. Called TASTE FIGAT7TH, the quick-service café-style dining area will have eclectic ...

Is your relationship unhealthy?
By Jaanvi Sant, 14, San Marino HS For a realistic view of teen dating violence, Jaanvi recommends the novel Dreamland by Sarah Dessen. I was walking with my friend one day when she told me that she had read on the Internet that one in three teens knows ...

Mark Burnett Settles $70 Million Legal Battle With Former Partner (Exclusive)
Conrad Riggs claimed he was owed 10 percent of Burnett's earnings from such hits as "Survivor" and "The Apprentice." Survivor producer Mark Burnett is putting the finishing touches on a settlement of the long-running and nasty legal battle with his ...

UN asked to investigate solitary confinement as torture
An attorney files a petition on behalf of 400 California inmates, charging inhumane treatment. About 4000 are held in segregated housing by the state, most of them over gang membership. Peter Schey, executive director of the Center for Human Rights and ...

LA faces lawsuit over trash fees charged to low-income tenants
Nonprofit groups contend that residents in 14 Los Angeles housing projects are owed $8 million. It's the latest headache involving the city's housing authority. The Jordan Downs housing project sits just beyond the fence of Jordan High School's track ...

El Monte's affordable housing project for veterans clears hurdle
EL MONTE - A project that would provide much-needed subsidized housing for former soldiers cleared an important hurdle Tuesday following a Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors vote. The decision provides financial backing for the 41-unit veterans ...

Plan aims to boost exports at port, LAX
By Art Marroquin, Staff Writer Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Wednesday is expected to unveil a regional plan aimed at significantly bolstering exports through Los Angeles International Airport and the Port of Los Angeles by focusing on ...

Tourism clashes with research in planning Catalina's future
The Catalina Island Conservancy presents a 20-year master plan to revive Avalon as a tourist destination, angering biologists who say the agency has lost sight of its mission to promote research. Carlos de la Rosa left his post as the Catalina Island ...

Los Angeles County sheriff may shut part of Men's Central Jail
Sheriff Lee Baca is considering closing the old section of the problem-plagued downtown lockup. The 1800 inmates affected would probably go to the facility in Lynwood that now houses women. Men's Central Jail has long rows of cramped cells, ...

Jury awards $3.2 million in LAPD wrongful-death case
Mauricio Cornejo, a wanted parolee, was pronounced dead in a holding cell in 2007 after an altercation with officers who arrested him in Boyle Heights. Dalilia Mendez weeps in a Boyle Heights church in 2007 during the funeral of her brother, ...

LA council discusses plan to restrict locations of group homes
The proposal would bar homes for veterans, the disabled and recovering addicts from many residential areas. Those who say such homes draw crime and those who say they turn lives around air their views. Tracey Liber, left, gets a hug from Barbara ...


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