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Expo Line's opening launches rail service push to Westside
Trains begin running Saturday on the first segment. USC, with three nearby stops, is seen as a big beneficiary. The line is expected to carry riders to Culver City this summer and to Santa Monica in a few years. By Dan Weikel and Ari Bloomekatz, ...

Art Laboe takes May Day off, KTLA anchor to play hits on Hot 92.3
By GARY LYCAN Art Laboe, a radio broadcasting legend who trademarked the phrase "Oldies But Goodies" and is known for never taking a day off from work, is taking Tuesday night (May 1) off to participate in a conversation on music's cross-cultural ...

LAPD adds 30 officers to area around USC
New security measures following the slayings of two foreign students will also include sharing of crime data with USC public safety officials and installation of more security cameras. By Rosanna Xia, Los Angeles Times USC and the Los Angeles Police ...

Subway extension runs into roadblock in Beverly Hills
Metro certifies documents for the entire $5.6-billion project, but Beverly Hills leaders threaten to sue if the plan to tunnel under the high school proceeds. By Ari Bloomekatz, Los Angeles Times Los Angeles County transportation officials set the ...

Brown orders consideration of single-drug execution method
The governor issues the directive as the state appeals a court order that has blocked California from carrying out the death penalty. The filing comes three days after certification of a ballot measure on capital punishment. The gurney in the execution ...

Polls: Support lags on taxes for LAUSD
AP Interactive: LA Riots - The key players, 20 years later By Barbara Jones, Staff Writer BY THE NUMBERS Los Angeles Unified is counting on voters to approve both a statewide tax hike and a local parcel tax to bail out the cash-strapped school district ...

Newspaper dedicates webpage to unsolved homicides
By Frank C. Girardot, SGVN The cold-case storage room in police stations around the county might be the last stop for thousands of homicide victims who have no other place to go. Most times the cases sit in dog-eared files gathering dust, ...

Bill would keep controversial 'no-otter zone' in place
The bill, backed by House Republicans, would retain the zone south of Point Conception until wildlife officials develop a plan ensuring that the threatened marine mammals and endangered abalone recover and that the commercial shellfish harvest stays at ...

UCLA softball travels to Berkeley to face No. 1 Cal in three-game series this ...
UCLA softball travels to Berkeley to face No. 1 Cal in three-game series this ...

Polls Show Support Lacking on Taxes to Fund LAUSD
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Two new poll show that the LA Unified School District is facing an uphill battle getting voters to approve taxes that could help prevent big cuts to jobs and programs. At issue are a statewide half-percent sales tax increase to ...

Robbers w/ painter's masks wanted in LA-area
Suspects wanted in a string of robberies are shown in surveillance still images provided by the Los Angeles Police Department. (KABC Photo) LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Two men using painter's masks are behind several Los Angeles-area robberies and police ...

Mirabelle Update: Chef Michael Bryant, Designer Thomas Schoos + Seafood ...
Mirabelle Update: Chef Michael Bryant, Designer Thomas Schoos + Seafood ...

MTA votes advance Subway to the Sea, regional rail connector downtown
By Christina Villacorte, Staff Writer Work continues on the Orange Line extension in Canoga Park on Wednesday, April 25, 2012. The four-mile north-south extension of the busway to Chatsworth, at a price tag of about $185 million, is set to open in June ...

Photos: Los Angeles Riots, looking back after 20 years
What should have been a routine traffic stop on March 3, 1991, set in motion events that led to the most devastating US riots of the 20th century. The violence, looting and fires paralyzed one of the largest cities in the country for days, ...

Parents of Toddler Who Fell to His Death at Staples Center Can't Sue Arena ...
Parents of Toddler Who Fell to His Death at Staples Center Can't Sue Arena ...

Panel discusses economic crisis in Europe
By KAREN LEVESQUE / FOR THE REGISTER The Irvine-based World Affairs Council of Orange County recently hosted a panel discussion about the economic crisis gripping the European Union featuring remarks by consuls representing Germany, France, ...

City Council Cracks Down on 'Hill Bombers' Following Skateboarding Deaths
The skateboarding trend of "hill bombing" takes extreme skating to a whole new deadly level, and LA's hilly San Pedro has become the local mecca for fearless "bombers." Following the recent deaths of two skatebombers, the LA City Council has decided to ...

Metro's Vision Thing
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - A group of architects vying for the chance to create the master plan for Union Station are aiming sky high. They've envisioned things like lush green spaces, hotels and even some urban farmland. The catch is that none of what ...

Radiohead's Artist Stanley Donwood's New Work Pictures LA in Flames
By Aaron Frank Fri., Apr. 27 2012 at 1:37 PM Stanley Donwood doesn't have the slightest objection to the term "commercial artist." Often considered the sixth member of the band Radiohead, the 44-year old Essex native is responsible for all of the ...

In LA clergy abuse cases, the wheels of justice move slowly
A victim who went along with the landmark $660-million settlement blames the delay in the release of confidential files not only on the church, but also on his own lawyers. 'They took the money and ran,' he says. By Gale Holland, Los Angeles Times ...

Adrenaline faded; sadness lingers
By Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times The order from the city desk to the reporter was direct: The 1992 riots were out of control, neighborhoods were going up in smoke. The reporter was to go to hot spots and get the story. Doing so meant suppressing his ...

Guerra doing well two days after getting hit
By Quinn Roberts / MLB.com | 04/27/12 9:31 PM ET LOS ANGELES -- After being hit in the face by a line drive during Wednesday's game against the Braves, Javy Guerra showed no visible signs of the incident as he walked through the Dodgers' clubhouse ...

Fight brewing to keep Los Angeles from banning single-use plastic bags
By Rick Orlov, Staff Writer Carlos Delgado, left, and Mireya Pacheco work at a bag factory operated by Crown Poly, which was founded in LA The city may be the biggest yet to ban plastic bags. (Photo courtesy of Crown Poly) With Los Angeles on the verge ...

Photos: Los Angeles Riots, a look back
What should have been a routine traffic stop on March 3, 1991, set in motion events that led to the most devastating US riots of the 20th century. The violence, looting and fires paralyzed one of the largest cities in the country for days, ...

Around the Region: April 28
Seven people were injured Friday afternoon in a crash involving multiple vehicles on the 60 Freeway. The incident was reported just after 2 pm on the eastbound 60, west of Phillips Ranch Road. California Highway Patrol Sgt. Gil Peirsol said all lanes ...

Academic Decathlon pushes students outside their comfort zones
The competition requires youths with endless curiosity who are willing to admit their weaknesses, says the coach at Granada Hills. They have to learn to push themselves and develop the mind-set of a champion. Granada Hills Charter High School's Lev ...

Police plan would take officers from parks, libraries
Moving public safety officers from General Services into the LAPD would leave fewer to patrol the zoo, buildings and other facilities. The plan has drawn objections from city employee labor unions. By Kate Linthicum A plan to expand the Los Angeles ...

Fetish filmmaker convicted of obscenity charges
Ira Isaacs, who made and sold fetish movies, could face up to 25 years. The Web 'superstore' owner, who sometimes acted in his own productions, argued he was an artist protected by the 1st Amendment. Ira Isaacs, left, with his attorney Roger Diamond, ...

Diamond Bar library project fights bullying
George Martinez, of La Puente, heads up a group of kids during a "Drumming For You Life Institute" performance that is part of a Diamond Bar library anti-bullying pilot program to teach children how to resist bullying. (Thomas R. Cordova/Staff ...

Raquel Welch Reflects Back On Career, Iconic Role
LOS ANGELES (CBS) — It was the movie “One Million Years BC” or perhaps even more the poster from the film that turned Raquel Welch into an international sex symbol back in 1966. Now looking back at age 71, she laughs about her big screen dialogue in ...


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