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Los Angeles News 04/2012 (Page 12)



Booknotes: TCN staffer to read at book festival
Cindy Frazier, city editor of the Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot, the Daily Pilot's sister paper, will read a sample of her writing during the Saturday morning portion of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at USC. In an email to colleagues this week ...

Police union sues city, LAPD over new auto impound policy
The Los Angeles Police Protective League files suit over a controversial policy that will limit cases in which officers impound vehicles of drivers operating without a license. The new procedures put officers in conflict with state laws and could ...

20 Years After the LA Riots and Nothing Has Changed
THE CITY - The killing of Trayvon Martin is a reminder of the racial divide poisoning American life, which has resisted all attempts to bridge it, even after the country elected its first African-American president. I write this on the 20th anniversary ...

UCLA doctor sues regents, alleging racial bias
Dr. Christian Head says the university failed to prevent harassment. He says he was humiliated by a graduation night faculty roast and has suffered retaliation for filing complaints. By Hailey Branson-Potts, Los Angeles Times A UCLA physician has filed ...

Ex-appraiser says he cut values in hopes of donations to assessor
Scott Schenter says LA County Assessor John Noguez promised him a promotion and implied that it was tied to his reducing the valuations on pricey Westside homes. Noguez denies offering the promotion. Los Angeles County Assessor John Noguez, right, ...

Bringing Back Broadway
The official opening of the Los Angeles Brewing Company Thursday in the historic Chapman Building is part of an effort to revitalize the historic Broadway corridor. By Kim Baldonado and Julie Brayton The official opening of the Los Angeles Brewing ...

A's capitalize on errors, hold off slumping Angels
By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer ANAHEIM, Calif.—Albert Pujols drove the pitch on a high line into left field, where it barely clipped the top of the fence and fell for a double. Pujols pulled up at second base and swung his arms in wide circles, ...

Hunger Games' Josh Hutcherson — Reveals Huge Anchor Tattoo on Torso ...
Hunger Games' Josh Hutcherson — Reveals Huge Anchor Tattoo on Torso ...

L.A. Sheriff's Gang 'Jump Out Boys' Reportedly Prides Itself on Officer ...
L.A. Sheriff's Gang 'Jump Out Boys' Reportedly Prides Itself on Officer ...

UCLA Basketball Recruiting: Tony Parker Could Join Shabazz Muhammad, Kyle ...
UCLA Basketball Recruiting: Tony Parker Could Join Shabazz Muhammad, Kyle ...

Police hunt sexual assault suspect attacking teen girls in San Fernando Valley
By Barbara Jones Staff Writer The teen was walking past a red compact in the area of Plummer Street and Haskell Avenue around 11:30 am Tuesday when a man exited the passenger side, took off his shirt and used it to cover the vehicle's license plate, ...

LA County's Jobless Rate Still 11.8 Percent
By Howard Fine Friday, April 20, 2012 Los Angeles County's unemployment rate in March remained stuck for the third straight month at 11.8 percent, according to state figures released Friday. While more LA County residents reported finding work, ...

UCLA's Al Scates a volleyball innovator
UCLA men's volleyball coach Al Scates sits in front of framed team photos in 2004. Scates has 19 NCAA titles, equaled in NCAA Division I history only by former Arkansas track coach John McDonnell. Saturday, Scates and Bruins begin their pursuit of a ...

Apparent Secret Clique in Sheriff's Department That Glorifies Deputy-Involved ...
Apparent Secret Clique in Sheriff's Department That Glorifies Deputy-Involved ...

David Bergstein Ramps up Legal Assault With $100 Million Suit Targeting Attorneys
The film financier has sued two law firms “for aiding and abetting breach of fiduciary duty” by his former in-house attorney Susan Tregub. Controversial film financier David Bergstein has filed a lawsuit against two Los Angeles law firms seeking ...

Pencil This In: Literary Death Match, Silent Film Shorts, Dirty Songs and Seun ...
Pencil This In: Literary Death Match, Silent Film Shorts, Dirty Songs and Seun ...

Electric Bikes Tap Into Southern California Market
In search of a speedy, yet green alternate way to get to work, Calvin Phuong used an electric bicycle conversion kit on his bike. The 32-year-old Marina del Rey resident took his modified bicycle for a ride around a parking lot and was amazed by its ...

Mayor Villaraigosa proposes layoffs in LAPD, pension reform in his budget
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is calling for the elimination of 669 city worker positions in his fiscal budget released today, with the bulk of layoffs planned for civilians in the Los Angeles Police Department. Under Villaraigosa's proposal, 231 city ...

Secret LA County Sheriff Deputy Clique Probed
By Jason Kandel The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is investigating a reported secret deputy clique within the agency's anti-gang unit, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times. The investigation into the Jump Out Boys is focused on the ...

With an economy of words, California legislators state their ballot business
The most important words for politicians may be the handful they use on the ballot to describe their day jobs. Court fights have erupted over whether a city attorney could use 'prosecutor' and a lawmaker could avoid acknowledging she's in the ...

Officials investigate possible special treatment on car impound for husband of ...
Officials investigate possible special treatment on car impound for husband of ...

Long Beach police officer arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography
Noe Yanez, 40, a nine-year veteran of the department, reportedly met a teenager while on patrol and solicited explicit photos of the youth through electronic messages, police said. By Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times A nine-year veteran of the Long ...

Sexual predator sought for striking at San Fernando Valley teen girls
By Barbara Jones and Dana Bartholomew, Staff Writers Los Angeles police on Friday sought the public's help in nabbing a man suspected of sexually attacking teenage girls in the north San Fernando Valley. The sexual predator was being sought for ...

Alex Shakar, Stephen King win Times Book Prizes
Other winners include a novel about a displaced Bosnian in California, a biography of Clarence Darrow and a science-fiction graphic novel. Alex Shakar's novel "Luminarium," about the role technology and spirituality play in shaping people's reality, ...

LA County's unemployment rate remains at 11.8 percent
By Kevin Smith, SGVN Joe Perez, center, of Ontario, checks the Employment Development Department's job listings during a job fair at the South El Monte Community Center. (Staff file photo) Los Angeles County's jobless rate remained at 11.8 percent in ...

9-year-old girl missing in LA's Rampart area
Yaiza Cuevas, 9, is shown in this photo provided by the Los Angeles Police Department. (KABC Photo) LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A 9-year-old girl has disappeared from the Rampart area after an apparent communication mix-up between the child's mother and her ...

First Image from HOTEL NOIR Starring Carla Gugino, Rufus Sewell, and Danny DeVito
by Adam Chitwood Posted:April 21st, 2012 at 9:11 am Production has completed on the neo noir caper Hotel Noir, and the first image from the film has been released. Snakes on a Plane screenwriter Sebastián Gutiérrez tries his hand as a director at the ...

UCLA Football Notes: Guerrero's Field of Dreams, "White Mamba," & Session 8 ...
UCLA Football Notes: Guerrero's Field of Dreams, "White Mamba," & Session 8 ...

Bling All About It!
HOLLYWOOD—Gone are the days of celebrities being hired for product endorsements as well as speaking engagements. Now, due to the popularity of YouTube, beauty gurus are influencing women, teens and tweens with their opinion on products or purchase ...

Cases involving family and civil matters could be hit especially hard ...
Cases involving family and civil matters could be hit especially hard ...


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