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Los Angeles News 03/2012 (Page 9)



GOP lawmakers take aim at teachers accused of sexual misconduct
They join Villaraigosa and LA's school board in seeking swift dismissal, along with loss of benefits and pensions. By Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times Republican lawmakers have joined with the Los Angeles Board of Education and the mayor to seek the ...

Stem cell trials aim to reverse ischemic strokes
LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Surviving a stroke is just the beginning. Many are left fighting to regain complete motor function for the rest of their lives. Local doctors are studying how to reverse strokes with stem cells. Valisa Blanton, a single mom, ...

Refinance program targets 'underwater' homeowners
LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- More help for financially strapped homeowners: a new federal program goes into effect this month. It's a new version of HARP, the Home Affordable Refinance Program. It will especially benefit people who owe more on their homes ...

Groundwater nitrate contamination grows in California farm areas
UC Davis researchers say the drinking water supplies of 250000 people will continue to be threatened. Providing clean water would cost less than reducing the amount of nitrates reaching aquifers, they say. An orange grove near Visalia, Calif., ...

LAPD adopts new rules on probing officer-involved crashes
Any time an officer gets into a traffic accident in which someone is killed or hurt badly enough to be hospitalized, a police team trained in crash reconstruction will go to the scene immediately. An LAPD car that was cut off while responding to a call ...

UCLA Basketball's Dumpster Fire Season Turns March Madness Into March Sadness
by Odysseus on Mar 14, 2012 5:00 AM PDT in Basketball Meanwhile, Ben is going rogue, running to -- of all people -- TJ Simers looking for a puff piece like the embarrassingly sycophantic article by David Wharton. I guess at least for Chianti Dan the ...

Little League Returns Strip Club Money
(NewsCore) - The cash-strapped Lennox Little League announced Tuesday that it will return a surprise $1200 donation from a Los Angeles strip club because of fears it would damage the reputation of the competition. The story of the donation made ...

DA: Officer threatened to kill girlfriend
Prosecutors have charged an LAPD sergeant with harassing, and threatening a woman he had been romantically involved with. 81% off! Luxury Vacation Package at Hacienda Cerritos Cabo San Lucas for $489! By SALVADOR HERNANDEZ / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER ...

LA Unified budget would cut thousands of jobs
School board OKs a preliminary budget that would also close all of the district's adult schools and cut some after-school and arts programs. Demonstrators in a crowd of about 500 rally outside the headquarters of the Los Angeles Board of Education, ...

Gene Simmons to Open Rock & Brews
Gene Simmons, rock legend and media mogul, not to mention a branding whore who never misses an opportunity to promote his image and likeness, so more power to him, is parlaying his love for music into a new restaurant and entertainment venture called ...

Family activities in the San Gabriel Valley, Pasadena, and Whittier areas ...
Family activities in the San Gabriel Valley, Pasadena, and Whittier areas ...

Musical Kansans Quiet Corral Rocked LA, & Now They're Headed To The Moon
They were not in Kansas anymore, but they did rock. Quiet Corral, a sextet of talented male music makers, hails from Lawrence, Kansas, and boy, do those boys know how to move an audience. We sat just a few steps from The Hotel Café's intimate stage ...

Cocktail, Cupcake, Terrorists: Real Irish Car Bombs Aren't Fun
By Marcus Beer / Special to LAist Saint Patrick's Day is upon us once again, a time for everyone in the world to claim some sort of Irish heritage and drink themselves silly while partying. There is nothing wrong with that, we all need to blow off ...

Pencil This In: National Pi(e) Day, Marilyn Monroe Double Feature & A Free ...
Pencil This In: National Pi(e) Day, Marilyn Monroe Double Feature & A Free ...

College district erred in barring construction firm, judge rules
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge has ruled that the Los Angeles Community College District violated the constitutional rights of an Irvine construction firm that was accused of making fraudulent claims and barred from doing business with the ...

Lancaster complaint accuses Los Angeles County of bias in housing
Officials say the housing authority favors blacks for Section 8 vouchers and markets the city to them. The agency's chief says deciding where to live is up to recipients of the federal aid for the needy. By Ann M. Simmons, Los Angeles Times Officials ...

Race for LA County district attorney heats up with field set
LA City Atty. Carmen Trutanich and five county prosecutors are vying for the job. The race already features a lawsuit threat. LA City Atty. Carmen Trutanich describes himself on the ballot as "Los Angeles chief prosecutor." One of his opponents has ...

LA college district violated contractor's rights, judge rules
The evidence against FTR International didn't support the charge that it made fraudulent claims for work at LA community colleges, a judge rules. The schools' board voted last month to bar the firm. Nizar Katbi, owner of FTR International, ...

Questions still unresolved in handling of Mitrice Richardson's remains
After a yearlong review, the LA County sheriff's independent watchdog fails to determine if deputies moved her skeletal remains with or without permission from the coroner's office. Mitrice Richardson, 24, disappeared in 2009 after being released from ...

Oil extraction method widely used in California with little oversight
Regulators and lawmakers know very little about how and where oil companies employ hydraulic fracturing in the state. By Michael J. Mishak, Los Angeles Times Energy companies across California are injecting a mysterious mix of chemicals into the ground ...

Lancaster accuses LA of favoring blacks in housing
AP LANCASTER, Calif.—The city of Lancaster has filed a complaint alleging Los Angeles County and its housing authority unlawfully favor blacks when granting vouchers for Section 8 housing. The Los Angeles Times ( http://lat.ms/xur2hc reports that the ...

DOT Official Details City's New Traffic Signal Project
By Rebecca Howes, Staff Writer Transportation engineer Manoochehr Adhami, project manager for the Los Angeles Department of Transportation, addressed the Pacific Palisades Community Council last Thursday evening regarding the Automated Traffic ...

The Valley Line: Dominigo stars in a night at the opera
Antonio Skarmeta, Chilean writer, who was an honoree at the Placido Domingo Award banquet held by the Los Angeles Opera and Hispanics for Los Angeles Opera, is photographed with Andrea Puente Catalan, widow of Daniel Catan who composed the music for ...

'American Idiot' transcends limitations in local debut
By PAUL HODGINS / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER Based on the 2004 Green Day album of the same name, it's a true rock opera, bursting with the bristling emotional energy and painful yearnings that have distinguished the Bay Area punk band from countless ...

Senate Approves Gay Judicial Nominee
By Andrew Harmon WASHINGTON — In a vote described by California senator Barbara Boxer as “long overdue,” the US Senate on Thursday approved the judicial nomination of Michael W. Fitzgerald, an openly gay Obama administration nominee for the federal ...

Adding a new dimension to sports bars
By Jill Painter, Staff Writer There is an actor, a comedian and musician in the bunch. They all share a love of sports, they're all in their 30s and they all were bartenders at Q's Billiards Club in Los Angeles at one time. Adam Milstein, Chris Shanley ...

Get Your Stretchy Pants and Your Fancy Shoes Ready: 2nd Annual LA Food & Wine ...
Get Your Stretchy Pants and Your Fancy Shoes Ready: 2nd Annual LA Food & Wine ...

Induction ceremony of 2012 FACC-LA Officers and new members recognition
SHERMAN OAKS, Calif. -- March 15, 2012 The Filipino-American Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles announced the official results of the FACC-LA election for 2012‏. The executive officers are: Vic Mercado (President), Lydia Soriano (President Elect/ 1st ...

LA Weatherman Sues CBS Stations For Hiring Young, Attractive Women
Kyle Hunter has filed an employment discrimination lawsuit against CBS Broadcasting and its stations KCBS and KCAL. A Los Angeles weatherman has filed a lawsuit claiming he was passed over for jobs at two prominent stations because he wasn'ta young, ...

Black LA council members protest race's role in redistricting
LA City Council members Jan Perry and Bernard C. Parks contend that the Redistricting Commission violated the Voting Rights Act by improperly making race the predominant factor in the process. By David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times After weeks of ...


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