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Los Angeles News 03/2012 (Page 18)



Lakers and others salute Magic Johnson over Dodgers acquisition
AP -- Jerry Buss, Lakers owner: "Magic Johnson is probably the most beloved sports figure in Los Angeles history. In addition to being a phenomenal success on the court in leading the Lakers to five NBA championships, he has been a success in ...

Experts baffled by Dodger sale price of $2.15B
By Tom Hoffarth, Staff Writer In this file photo taken July 26, 2011, Stadium lights illuminate a game between the Dodgers and Colorado Rockies. Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt has announced an agreement Tuesday to sell the bankrupt team for $2 ...

Half the story
By Kevin Uhrich 03/29/2012 Since the six days of rage that came to characterize the Los Angeles Riots 20 years ago beginning on April 29 — the worst urban rioting in US history, which caused 53 deaths and more than $1 billion in damage — much in ...

Have a City of LA Red Light Camera Ticket? Relax! The LAPD Says They Will NOT ...
Have a City of LA Red Light Camera Ticket? Relax! The LAPD Says They Will NOT ...

Suit Threatened Over Koreatown Redistricting
By Jason Kandel Councilman Bernard Parks joins Ted Chen on Today on LA Weekend to discuss Friday's voting and possible changes for some districts of Los Angeles that have drawn attention. More: Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa City 213-978-0721 Council ...

O.C. Minuteman takes Stephen Colbert to the border
This isn't the first time Minuteman Project founder Jim Gilchrist makes an appearance on The Colbert Report. Jim Gilchrist, Minuteman Project founder, speaks at a rally May 3, 2006, in Los Angeles. Later that year he made his first appearance at The ...

Bnai Zion renews efforts in SoCal
By Tom Tugend Established in 1908 in New York as the Order of the Sons of Zion B'nai Zion, the organization has, over the years, changed its name and mission, and even lost its apostrophe. Now known as Bnai Zion, the organization is enjoying an ...

Mojave Desert parents wage legal fight over reform
(03-29) 13:18 PDT Los Angeles, CA (AP) -- Parents at a Mojave Desert school said Thursday they're going to court to force the school district to accept their petition seeking a drastic overhaul of their children's low-performing school under ...

Hollywood Cheers Magic Johnson's Purchase of the Dodgers
Larry King, Josh Duhamel, Kobe Bryant and others in Hollywood salute Magic's team on their acquisition of the legendary baseball franchise. Wednesday's announcement that a consortium that includes Magic Johnson, Peter Guber and Chicago investment fund ...

Grand Prix: Where New Blood Meets Warmblood
Brittany Albrecq jumps with Union Jack during a training exercise at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center last Friday in Burbank Calif. Albrecq describes jumping as "like you're flying." Paul Alvarez Jr. Corsair Grand Prix show jumper Brittany Albrecq, ...

California state colleges weigh asking students about sexual orientation
The voluntary poll would come in response to a law that seeks to gauge the size of LGBT populations and whether they are being adequately served. But some question how the data would be used. Students walk between Lough Memorial Fountain and Brotman ...

A vibrant voice chronicles the renaissance of downtown LA
The human cyclone known as Ed Fuentes — photographer, muralist, blogger and more — cherishes the area's history as much as its emerging arts community. Andrea Alonso, left, a student at USC's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, ...

Octavia Spencer, Channing Tatum Among Stars Hosting Upcoming City Year Celebration
The nonprofit organization's Second Annual Spring Break: Destination Education event takes place May 5 at the Sony Pictures Studios Lot in Culver City, Calif. The Help stars Octavia Spencer and Emma Stone, 21 Jump Street's Channing Tatum, and Revenge's ...

Review of evidence challenges conviction in baby's death
Coroner's office examiners and a pediatrician question autopsy findings in the conviction of Shirley Ree Smith as she seeks clemency for her sentence in alleged fatal shaking of grandson. Shirley Ree Smith has been free since the US 9th Circuit Court ...

Adelanto campus calm after 'parent trigger' petition rejected
But petition supporters reiterate their outrage and say they will go to court to challenge the school board rejection of their effort to turn the campus into a charter school. By Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times A day after Mojave Desert school ...

LA officials were warned in 2009 of gaps in tracking of fuel
Because not enough was done after the audit three years ago, more than $7 million in gasoline and other fuels are unaccounted for, a new audit says. By Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times Los Angeles city officials were warned by auditors three years ago ...

Three UCLA students are arrested in clash at UC regents meeting
The confrontation occurred as protesters left a UC San Francisco meeting hall, where some had disrupted the UC leaders by stripping down to bathing suits. UCLA student Matthew Sandoval yells at university police officers after the regents suspended ...

LA schools to notify parents when teachers are removed
They'll be told within 72 hours if an instructor is pulled because of sexual-misconduct allegations. By Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times Parents will be notified within 72 hours when a teacher is removed from a classroom because of sexual-misconduct ...

Widespread deficiencies found in LA County's oversight of abused children
A report by the state auditor finds that problems with the speed and quality of child abuse investigations remain despite years of promises by the Board of Supervisors. By Garrett Therolf, Los Angeles Times A report released Thursday by the state ...

Villaraigosa calls for raising retirement age on new employees
The LA mayor proposes raising the retirement age for new employees to 67. With the city facing a $220-million shortfall, he also says layoffs may be necessary. LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said he would like to see the retirement age for new city ...

Woman Sues Vodka Company for Using Likeness in 'Rape' Ad
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- A vodka company is apologizing for a controversial ad that appears to show a woman about to be date-raped. But the apology is not enough for the woman pictured in the ad. She's suing Belvedere Vodka for negligent infliction of ...

Enviros Fight Mojave Desert Solar Plant
By MATT REYNOLDS LOS ANGELES (CN) - The Sierra Club asked a federal judge to block a 4600-acre solar power plant planned for the Mojave Desert, claiming it will endanger golden eagles and the desert tortoise. Sierra Club and Defenders of Wildlife say ...

Movie Producer Demands $1 Million for Uwe Boll's 'Intentional' Credit Misspelling
Producer on Dolph Lundgren film says his name as been diminished in the industry by director allegedly causing iMDb spelling confusion. German director Uwe Boll is being sued for $1 million for "insulting" a producer on In the Name of the King: Two ...

Mayor: NFL's return to LA faces big hurdles
BY SCOTT M. REID / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER LOS ANGELES – As the Anschutz Entertainment Group prepares a $27 million, 10000-page environmental impact report on the Farmers Field project next week, Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa acknowledged ...

Kasten key to new Dodgers ownership
By Terence Moore | MLB.com Columnist | Archive 03/30/12 3:26 PM ET The next owner for the Los Angeles Dodgers? Just go back to the future with Peter O'Malley, I thought. Regarding baseball history, he had the name, and he also had the results until the ...

Call for justice renewed in case of slain Schurr High School student
By Brian Day, SGVN Fabiola Saavedra asks for the public's help in solving the 2002 murder of her 15-year-old sister, Schurr High School sophomore Brenda Sierra, during a press conference Friday, March 30, 2012 at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's ...

Actors unions SAG and AFTRA finally merge
By Ryan Nakashima/AP Staff Friday, Mar 30, 2012 5:32 PM LOS ANGELES (AP) — The nation's two actors unions have merged, nearly a decade after last trying to do so. That signals an end to years of conflict and division that had long given Hollywood ...

Pin It: Our Favorite Local Pinterest Accounts
We've been playing around on the website Pinterest for a while now and getting sort of addicted. (For the uninitiated, it's a social media site that lets you "pin" images to save and share with other followers on virtual boards.) ...

Mayor: Layoffs, pension pressure loom
By Rick Orlov, Staff Writer Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa dropped the equivalent of a budget bombshell this week, raising the possibility of additional layoffs and calling on city unions for more pension reforms. "We were shocked and dismayed," said ...

Hollywood Supports the Los Angeles Ballet
"Mad Men" actress Kiernan Shipka and Relativity's Ryan Kavanaugh are among those who attended a gala event sponsored by the ballet company. Weekend events in Hollywood just got more dynamic. In addition to the hottest movie premieres and art openings, ...


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