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Man pleads guilty to strangling Fullerton college student
By DENISSE SALAZAR / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER A man accused of killing 20-year-old Fullerton College student Lynsie Ekelund during an attempted rape more than a decade ago pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Monday at Los Angeles Superior Court in ...

Noted north OC historian dies at 85
By LOU PONSI / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER LA HABRA – Esther Cramer, noted historian and author of several books chronicling the history of north Orange County, died early Sunday at Keck Medical Center of USC in Los Angeles after a long bout with cancer ...

Former Black Eyed Peas business manager files for bankruptcy
Sean Larkin, who is being sued by the group's guitarist and another client, claims debts of $500000 to $1 million. He also owes $1 million in back taxes. By Harriet Ryan, Los Angeles Times A music industry business manager who has acknowledged failing ...

LA County expects reduced welfare rolls to help fill budget shortfall
Officials expect the number of people receiving relief to shrink by almost 7000 people, saving an estimated $27.4 million. Combined with an increase in revenue and savings, that could close a $76-million deficit. By Jason Song, Los Angeles Times Los ...

Toy company accused of laundering drug money
Woody Toys in City of Industry allegedly converted more than $1 million a year into pesos, ICE says. An attorney says the owners made an 'unknowing mistake.' By Victoria Kim, Los Angeles Times They were sellers of pastel-toned huggable plush toys with ...

Cal State faculty begin voting on strike authorization
A yes vote could result in two-day rolling strikes at the 23 campuses, most likely in the fall, union officials say. Negotiations broke down after 22 months. At Cal State Long Beach, Deborah Hamm, a member of the California Faculty Assn., ...

Race for LA County DA heats up
With the impending retirement of Steve Cooley, Los Angeles County is poised to have a new district attorney for the first time in 12 years. The June 5 primary election comes at a crucial moment, when budget crises and realignment are forcing dramatic ...

Tim Grobaty: Record Store Day brings performers to Fingerprints
By Tim Grobaty, Columnist Al Jardine of the band Beach Boys perform during the 54th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012 in Los Angeles. Jardine will appear at Fingerprints in Long Beach on Record Store Day. (The Associated Press) POST-PRIX ...

De La Hoya's concern: Which Ortiz shows up?
By Bob Buttitta LOS ANGELES — Before his welterweight title fight with Andre Berto a year ago, Victor Ortiz said he had many people questioning whether he had the stuff needed to challenge a talented fighter like Berto. Oscar De La Hoya, ...

Oakland-based nonprofit brings structure to school playgrounds
Playworks makes recess more organized at low-income schools. Campuses using the program report less bullying and improved overall student behavior. Shawntrell Walker, right, chases Daniel Castellon during a game of capture the flag at Cesar Chavez ...

Subway-style pizza outlet to open near UC Irvine
The founders of Wetzel's Pretzels are opening a Subway-style pizzeria near the UC Irvine campus. Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza will be opening this summer at the University Center where customers can order personal-sized pizzas from a pre-set menu, ...

UCLA Arts Party to feature interactive activities inspired by current exhibitions
By ANDREA SEIKALY Three of the campus' arts venues – the Fowler and Hammer museums and Royce Hall – are being set up for the UCLA Arts Party, which gives students a chance to interact with art and artists. Actors in Nick Cave's “Soundsuits” perform at ...

Funeral set for man fatally shot by police on 101 Freeway
A funeral is scheduled Tuesday afternoon for an unarmed 19-year-old man who was fatally shot by Los Angeles police officers on the 101 Freeway after he told a 911 dispatcher he had a gun and was going to use it. The family of Abdul Arian plans to hold ...

Diversity-related requirement for College of Letters and Science awaits ...
Diversity-related requirement for College of Letters and Science awaits ...

Woodland Hills homeowners file suit over Village at Westfield...
Woodland Hills homeowners file suit over Village at Westfield...

What happened to kayaker who called 911?
Man who said he was off Malibu Pier reported having chest pains, then was never heard from or seen since. 50% off! Receive a $20 voucher to Salvatore Cucina Italiana for only $10 LOS ANGELES – Police asked Tuesday for the public's help in clearing up ...

ESPN Radio to Nationally Broadcast All USC Football Home Games
A multi-year agreement was reached between ESPN and the University of Southern California on Monday that will allow ESPN Radio to have exclusive national radio broadcast rights for all of USC's home football games. Trojans games from the Los Angeles ...

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros Charm at KCRW's Berkeley Street Session
Here's the thing -- it's impossible not to be charmed by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, especially standing six feet away from them. They look like Fagin's Ragtime band, like the hippiest hippies in all of Los Angeles got together to throw a ...

Corruption can leave cities with enormous legal bills
The costs can continue years after the accused have been ousted. And in some cases, the expenses exceed the amount of city money that officials are accused of stealing or squandering in the first place. Former Lynwood Mayor Paul Richards with federal ...

LAUSD considers lowering the bar for graduation
The district could face a flood of dropouts if it doesn't ease its policy that all students pass college-prep classes. Rosario Lopez, 17, a junior at Los Angeles High School, supports aiming high for graduation requirements. (Al Seib, Los Angeles Times ...

Leonard Cohen's former business manager jailed for harassment
Kelley Lynch is sentenced to 18 months for a barrage of email and voice messages to the entertainer, in violation of protective orders. Kelley Lynch was convicted on five counts of violating no-contact protective orders and two counts of repeatedly ...

Santa Ana police evict homeless from Necessity Village
A week after Occupy Santa Ana activists set up the encampment to protest the city's no-camping ordinance, police move in to clear Necessity Village. Jerome Clark prepares for bed at Necessity Village, an encampment set up by Occupy Santa Ana activists, ...

Thousands of LAUSD students gather to discuss bullying
About 6500 students from 49 schools gather for a screening of the film 'Bully' and a discussion of the problem of school bullying and what to do about it. Youths from John Muir Middle School join thousands of other LA Unified students for a free ...

UC admits more foreign, out-of-state students
The university offers fall entrance to 43% more non-California freshmen than last year. Such students would each pay an extra $23000 a year, helping plug budget gaps caused by reductions in state funding. UCLA again was the hardest UC campus to crack ...

LA County courts face $30 million in cuts
The latest reductions will close 56 courtrooms and eliminate 350 employees. The failure of Gov. Jerry Brown's November tax initiative could trigger further cuts. Cutbacks in 2009 resulted in furlough days. Now, the Los Angeles County court system is ...

Can two Sedins net one game?
By MARK WHICKER "My kids," he said Tuesday. "I told them I had a little bit of a headache. They said, come on, your legs are fine. Let's play tag. The Vancouver Canucks' Henrik Sedin (33) has been less effective (two assists in three games) vs. the ...

Villaraigosa wants voters to extend sales tax to fund transit
LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will pitch his proposed November ballot measure to LA County voters in his State of the City speech Wednesday evening. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will give his State of the City address Wednesday night in ...

2012 Daily Breeze All-Area Wrestling Team
By Mike Mitchell, Correspondent The two-time Daily Breeze Wrestler of the Year reached the finals of the CIF State Tournament. The senior, who will wrestle at Columbia University, finished with a 44-4 record. He helped lead the Saxons to a CIF-SS ...

LAUSD Considers Lowering the Bar for Graduation
LOS ANGELES -- Eight years ago, the Los Angeles Board of Education adopted an ambitious plan to have all students take college-prep classes to raise academic standards in the nation's second-largest school district. Now, that plan is about to take ...

Dorsey High students dance into USC
It's Friday morning at Dorsey High School and second-year math teacher Edward Kusell-Zigelman (better known as Ed KZ) is about to start a class that has nothing to do with adding or subtracting. “One of my coordinators proposed the idea to me last year ...


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