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Los Angeles News 04/2012 (Page 18)



At 102, female WWII veteran keeps doing good deeds
Bea Abrams Cohen has worked for more than seven decades supporting philanthropic organizations and the US military. Bea Abrams Cohen, who immigrated to the US in 1920 and lives in Westchester, did Rosie the Riveter-style work during World War II before ...

Computer specialist contends his views cost him his job at JPL
A computer specialist rankled some of his JPL co-workers by pressing intelligent design and other issues at work. Now a judge must decide if that is why he was laid off. David Coppedge is suing JPL, the NASA center in La Cañada-Flintridge, for wrongful ...

Social Calendar: April 30
By Patt Diroll Members of the College Women's Club of Pasadena host their annual scholarship luncheon. Noon. The Women's City Club of Pasadena, 160 N. Oakland Ave., Pasadena. $20. 626-356-3904. Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra's "Baroque Conversations" ...

Faith in Crystal Cathedral is returning — and so is its flock
A revival is being seen at the Crystal Cathedral, where longtime members have returned, along with a 60-person choir. The return of a Schuller family member to the pulpit marks the upswing. The Rev. Bobby Schuller, grandson of Crystal Cathedral founder ...

Patt Diroll: Oxy celebrates 125th anniversary
By Patt Diroll From left, Joe Rohde, Class of 77, Occidental College President Jonathan Veitch and former Oxy Presidents Richard Gilman and Robert Skotheim during Founder's Day festivities at the President's Circle Reception on the Occidental College ...

LAKERS NOTEBOOK: Team responds to Kobe
By Elliott Teaford Staff Writer LOS ANGELES - The playoffs were once the exclusive Lakers domain of superstar guard Kobe Bryant. Anything and everything seemed to be centered on him, and his teammates were simply along for the ride as the Lakers ...

Family Blasts LA Sheriff's 'Gangs'
By MATT REYNOLDS LOS ANGELES (CN) - Los Angeles Sheriff's deputies killed an unarmed man by shooting him 11 times - five times in the back - which is not unusual in a force that condones excessive force against minorities, his family claims in Superior ...

Model Claims Website Hushed Up Rapes
By WILLIAM DOTINGA LOS ANGELES (CN) - A model claims in Federal Court that she was drugged and raped by two men who filmed the crime and sold it as pornography, and that defendant Internet Brands Inc. dba ModelMayhem.com did nothing to stop the crimes, ...

Audio: Man who Beat Trucker Reginald Denny (in LA Riots) Breaks Silence
*LOS ANGELES, CALIF. – Damien “Football” Williams, 38, the infamous member of the LA Four and the most recognized participant of LA riots due to the live news broadcast of his attack on white truck driver Reginald Denny and because of his memorable ...

MMRGlobal Readies to Exploit Consolidation in Health IT
LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/30/12 -- MMRGlobal, Inc. (OTCBB: MMRF) ("MMR"), a leading provider of Personal Health Records (PHRs), MyEsafeDepositBox storage solutions and electronic document management and imaging systems for healthcare ...

Opening Statements to Begin in Jamiel Shaw Murder Trial
By Jonathan Lloyd Jamiel Shaw Jr., pictured in the football uniform he wore as a player at Los Angeles High School. Friday marked the deadline for family members of a slain high school football star to put a controversial new law on the ballot for next ...

Is This Downtown's Best Sports Week Ever?
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - Is this the best sports week in Downtown's history? We've got the Lakers and Clippers playing in the first round of the NBA playoffs, the Kings in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs and, on Monday, April 30, ...

Wilco updates summer tour dates
Wilco won't be hosting their Solid Sound music festival this year, so their hands are a little more free to tack on some more summer tour dates. The band kicks off their trek -- in support, in part, of latest "The Whole Love" -- on May 10, ...

Pencil This In: 'The Spirit of Apollo' at It's a School Night, LAVA Salon ...
Pencil This In: 'The Spirit of Apollo' at It's a School Night, LAVA Salon ...

Supreme Court Refuses To Overturn Ruling To Allow Baca Lawsuit
LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Attorneys for Los Angeles County failed to convince the US Supreme Court to overturn their ruling that Sheriff Lee Baca could be held personally liable for racial gang violence in county jails. KNX 1070′s Pete Demetriou reports ...

Widow vs. Union Pacific: Trial begins in worker's death at Long Beach ...
Widow vs. Union Pacific: Trial begins in worker's death at Long Beach ...

Canyon High students explore LA using trains
By Karen Jonas Signal Staff Writer While many students normally board a yellow school bus to take field trips, a group of Canyon High School students in Linda Storli's history and government classes took a different route when they visited historic ...

May Day! Severe Winds Via Massive Occupy LA Caravan Forecasted Tuesday
Tomorrow, May 1, the Occupy movement will strike in over 125 American cities, an event organizers claim is the first truly nationwide General Strike in US history. "A Day Without the 99%" will transpire in solidarity with the immigrant movements, ...

LAX turtle smuggler gets 21-month sentence
By Fred Shuster City News Service LOS ANGELES - The Japan-based leader of a ring that smuggled live turtles and tortoises into the United States for years was sentenced today in Los Angeles to 21 months behind bars. Atsushi Yamagami, 40, of Osaka, ...

Jeffrey Deitch and MOCA Host an Art World Party at the Home of Designer Kelly ...
Jeffrey Deitch and MOCA Host an Art World Party at the Home of Designer Kelly ...

Liquor store owner links old and new Koreatown
Young Ok Lee's store, a neighborhood institution, survived the riots. Now amid the thriving, hip Koreatown, she still serves the other Koreatown of immigrants, working-class families and mom and pop stores. Young Ok Lee, right, hands candy to ...

US Supreme Court refuses to shield Baca from inmate lawsuit
The nation's high court turns down an appeal from LA County lawyers, who argued that the sheriff could not be held personally liable for the stabbing of an inmate at Men's Central Jail in 2006. The court let stand a decision of the US 9th Circuit Court ...

Forget the Rent; Businesses Opt to Work on Wheels
By Lolita Lopez Stacey Steffe says there's a lot of growth in the mobile retail industry – where savvy business people are taking their shops on the road. "Back in about 2008, I started looking into places and I got frightened away by the long term ...

B-Movies Extended: Our 12 Most Wanted Movie Double Features
Bibbs and Witney offer some unpredictable double features that might just blow your mind when watched back-to-back. By William Bibbiani On the last episode of The B-Movies Podcast, William “Bibbs” Bibbiani and I had a very special guest in the form of ...

LA County transit leaders award rail car contract to Japanese firm
In a break with LA's labor movement, Metro officials award a crucial $890-million rail car contract to the Japanese company Kinkisharyo International. Unions say it would create fewer jobs than a competitor and might violate requirements to use ...

CalPERS finds Vernon wrongly raised officials' pay
Vernon improperly classified some attorneys as public safety employees, incorrectly reported council members' pay and failed to provide sufficient documentation on raises, report says. By Sam Allen, Los Angeles Times State pension officials have ...

Controller urges total overhaul of LA transportation department
The Los Angeles Department of Transportation needs a top-to-bottom overhaul of its management structure and improved methods for collecting revenues, according to a report released Monday by the City Controller's Office. The 218-page report includes 26 ...

California agency ripped over disparities in autism spending
Advocates for children with autism testify at hearing that families with the least resources also get the least help from California's Department of Developmental Services. By Alan Zarembo, Los Angeles Times California lawmakers and advocates for ...

Coalition seeks to restore LA park funding
Councilman Eric Garcetti calls for public-private partnerships to help reverse years of cutbacks. Mayor Villaraigosa's latest budget seeks an additional $4-million reduction. By Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times Deep budget cuts to the Los Angeles park ...


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