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Los Angeles News 03/2012 (Page 7)



Teacher Credentialing Commission: LAUSD Failed To Report Miramonte Abuse
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The failure by Los Angeles school officials to report two suspected pedophiles to the state's teacher licensing commission has put a spotlight on the obscure agency that was reeling last year from a scathing audit that found a ...

Los Angeles Zoo opens new exhibit for amphibians, invertebrates and reptiles
By Dana Bartholomew, Staff Writer Los Angeles Zoo keeper Marlowe Robertson waded into what could be a mountain stream, then released the world's largest amphibian. For an instant, the 3-foot Chinese giant salamander floated., then sank, then opened his ...

Los Angeles Ballet's 'Swan Lake' is full of grace
By Donna Perlmutter Highly pedigreed? You bet. Well-known in the dance world? No question. But Thordal Christensen and Colleen Neary have also passed the acid test: As directors of the Los Angeles Ballet, now in its sixth season, they can take a ...

Silver Lake gets an unusual new park space
Billed as LA's first 'street-to-plaza' conversion, much of Sunset Triangle Plaza originally was a two-lane swath of pavement that carried motorists along Griffith Park Boulevard. A section of Griffith Park Boulevard between Maltman Avenue and ...

Giant rock ends its journey to LACMA
Journalists from around the world and hundreds of onlookers, armed with cellphone cameras and noisemakers, turn out to welcome the 340-ton granite boulder as it arrives before dawn. Hundreds of people surround the massive shrink-wrapped rock as it ...

LA adult education classes are threatened
The Los Angeles Unified board may vote to eliminate a program that provides basics to students who otherwise have few choices. Claudia Hernandez watches as her son Alex, 17, takes a test that is part of his application to the adult learning center in ...

Pasadena to weigh step toward temporary NFL use of Rose Bowl
PASADENA - The City Council will consider Monday whether to conduct a $400000 environmental study that would pave the way for the Rose Bowl to host an NFL team for up to five years, officials said Thursday. Rose Bowl General Manager Darryl Dunn said ...

Clippers Vs. Warriors - Game Preview - LA Opens Six Game Home Stand
by Steve Perrin on Mar 11, 2012 12:11 AM PST in Game Previews The Clippers recent run of poor play that resulted in six losses in nine games began with back-to-back losses against San Antonio and Golden State. It would be somehow fitting if they could ...

Lakers vs. Celtics Pre-Game Report: The Rivalry Heads Back to LA
The Lakers return home to Staples Center from their chaotic three-game road trip to face their ultimate rival, the Boston Celtics. The Celtics are beginning a two-week road trip on Sunday and are coming off of a big win against the Portland Trail ...

Ben Howland Explains Why UCLA Should Snub the NIT
by Nestor on Mar 11, 2012 8:57 AM PST in Basketball Today is supposed to be one of the best days in college sports. If UCLA had a functioning program that performed up to the standards of John Wooden Jim Harrick era, we'd be having open threads galore ...

UCLA vs. Georgia Sunday Baseball Open Thread: Bruins Trying To Bust Out The Brooms
by Ryan Rosenblatt on Mar 11, 2012 9:30 AM PST in Baseball Two down, one to go. UCLA's trip to Athens this weekend is already a success. You don't go into any series, let alone a road one against a top 10 Georgia team, thinking sweep so the Bruins have ...

Get Out: Bands from Down Under, Pow Wow, Soba-Making Workshop
PHOTOGRAPHY: "The Place We Live," an exhibit of photographs surveying the Robert Adams' career, opens today at LACMA. Adams responded to the changing landscape of his home state Colorado in the 1960s by taking up photography, and his work has been ...

Interview with Chris Anokute, Senior Vice President of A&R at Island Def Jam ...
Interview with Chris Anokute, Senior Vice President of A&R at Island Def Jam ...

Trey Anastasio With The Los Angeles Philharmonic: Concert Review
Despite his penchant for occasionally nonsensical lyrics, Phish frontman Trey Anastasio's always been someone who takes his music very seriously: before they were unfairly known as just a noodle-rific jam band, Anastasio and his bandmates had ...

Clippers Vs. Warriors: L.A. Opens Homestand Against Golden State
By Eric Stephen - Managing Editor Mar 11, 2012 - The Los Angeles Clippers open a six-game homestand Sunday night against the Golden State Warriors on Sunday night at Staples Center. The Clippers are coming off a 3-3 road trip and begin a brutal stretch ...

CicLAvia hosts lecture to expand and create bike lanes
By Jeffrey Zide Jon Linton, co-founder of the Los Angeles Bicycle Coalition and member of CicLAvia answers a question from the audience after the lecture, The Bicycle and the Future of Los Angeles on March 8. Photo credit: Jeffrey Zide / Daily Sundial ...

Selection Sunday Without UCLA Open Thread
by gbruin on Mar 11, 2012 2:00 PM PDT in Basketball What should be an annual rite for UCLA Basketball fans will take place today without us. What's even worse is that it's happening for the second time in 3 years. The selection of the 64 teams and 4 ...

LAUSD could ax notable academic program
By Christina Villacorte, Staff Writer Stephanie Franklin, the ACADECA coach, stands in the Library where banners hang from the walls. El Camino Real is among the elite competitors in the Academic Decathlon, having won numerous state and national titles ...

NIT Snubs Ben Howland's Dumpster Fire UCLA Program
by Nestor on Mar 11, 2012 6:23 PM PDT in Basketball Earlier this morning I blogged a little flashback of Ben Howland's comments from 2007, that gave us a good reminder why UCLA has no business lobbying for the NIT. Well thankfully the Bruins are not ...

Rock already a star: Boulder attracts a crowd at LACMA
By Dakota Smith, Staff Writer The giant boulder set to become artist Michael Heizer's "Levitated Mass" nears the end of its journey to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art at 4:30 am Saturday, March 10. (Gene Blevins/LA Daily News) You'd be living ...

Bynum, Kobe rally Lakers past Celtics
By JANIS CARR / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER LOS ANGELES – Lakers vs. Celtics is a storied rivalry that never seems to grow old, no matter how old the players get or how far the teams sink into mediocrity. They got together again Sunday and showed that ...

Pierce College animal program may lose its farm
The historic farm at the Woodland Hills school is under threat of closing because of budget cuts. A fundraiser may be its last hope. Two sheep peer out from behind a fence at the Pierce College farm circa 1998. (Los Angeles Times / April 16, ...

Richards lifts Kings past Blackhawks in shootout
AP Los Angeles Kings' Mike Richards (10) checks Chicago Blackhawks' Patrick Sharp (10) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Chicago, Sunday, March 11, 2012. CHICAGO—Mike Richards scored the lone goal in a six-round shutout to give the Los ...

Crystal Cathedral's senior pastor says she's leaving to start new church
Sheila Schuller Coleman's announcement to congregants came one day after her parents, church founder Robert H. Schuller and his wife, Arvella Schuller, resigned from the Crystal Cathedral's board of directors. Members of the Crystal Cathedral ...

Memorials recall Japan's tsunami a year later
A year after an earthquake and tsunami devastated northern Japan, people gather at memorial events across downtown LA's Little Tokyo to remember those who died and those who are still suffering. Joshua Nishinaka, 6, and his family are among those ...

Social Calendar: March 12
By Patt Diroll Ginny Cushman, Cheri Fleming and Margaret Neill will be among the honorees at the 27th annual "Women of the Year" luncheon sponsored by the LA County Board of Supervisors and the LA County Commission for Women. 11 am Millennium Biltmore ...

Arts & Entertainment Shotgun Willie, Folded Paper, the Lion's Den and More ...
Arts & Entertainment Shotgun Willie, Folded Paper, the Lion's Den and More ...

Is LA's Mayor Who They Think He Is?
After being slammed for years by critics, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has recently received some generous national press. DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - When opportunity knocks, some people stand ready to answer the door. Then there's Mayor Antonio ...

What's In Store: Heirloom
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - A store selling vintage Americana goods might seem out of place in Little Tokyo. However, Masahiko Ono, who opened Heirloom three months ago, said it makes perfect sense. Many Japanese, he said, have a love of older gear such as ...

LA D-Fenders Hold Off The Dakota Wizards
The Los Angeles D-Fenders improve to 29-11 after getting a clutch win over the Dakota Wizards Saturday night. LA pulled out a 99-98 win despite allowing Wizards forward Edwin Ubiles and Marcus Dove to combine for 41 points. Returning home to a sold-out ...


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