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Los Angeles News 04/2012 (Page 4)



California's Clean LA plan wins approval from Los Angeles City Council
By Erin Kilgore The Los Angeles City Council has granted approval for a pilot program called Clean LA. The program is designed to as a feed-in tariff to promote solar power. The program is the latest addition to California's burgeoning alternative ...

Touring chef pops up in Seal Beach
By DENISE CARSON / FOR THE REGISTER As the sun dips into the Pacific, Chef Ryan Carson pops up his restaurant 'Pri-vē by transforming a breakfast sidewalk café in Seal Beach. White table clothes cover the café tables while cloth napkins are set with ...

An Open Letter to Bethenny Frankel
My name is Ilana Angel and I am a writer for The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles. I write a blog about my life and world view called “Keeping the Faith”, and a blog about reality television called “Keeping it Real”. As you know, I write about you ...

Analyst: Entreprenuerism will save housing
By JONATHAN LANSNER / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER In regard to entrepreneurial spirit, California always leads the nation — despite all the negative talk. A very basic gauge is the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity, which measures business ...

L.A. Considers $4.5 Million Settlement For Controversial Shooting
People across the nation jumped to their feet, outraged by the shooting of unarmed Trayvon Martin. One month later, the shooting of unarmed Kendrec McDade in Pasadena also got the nation's attention and sympathy. Now in Los Angeles, another unarmed ...

Inglewood selects new trash disposal contractor
INGLEWOOD — By a 4-1 majority, the City Council March 29 night voted to enter into a 45-day negotiation with a new trash hauler, Consolidated Disposal Service, replacing current provider Waste Management of Los Angeles. Subject to contract ...

VINCENT BONSIGNORE: No matter the knocks on NFL stadium, it's game on
By Vincent Bonsignore, Columnist This is an artist s conception of Farmers Field, a downtown stadium that AEG officials hope will host an NFL team. (Dean Musgrove) Less than a week before the Anschutz Entertainment Group was to release its highly ...

Burglars continue to target Glendale homes
WEST GLENDALE — Thieves burglarized another upscale home Thursday, making off with electronics and a firearm, police said. The break-in was the latest in a string of similar crimes, and one likely committed by the same network of South Los Angeles ...

For black parents in Pasadena, shootings give fresh relevance to 'The Talk'
The fatal shootings of Kendrec McDade in Pasadena and a black teen in Florida renew the painful generations-old discussion about the need to swallow one's anger and pride when dealing with the police. Barber Luke Walker, an Arkansas native, ...

Latest change in bullet train plan a blow to Orange County
Agency's revised plan eliminates a link to Anaheim, making LA the southern terminus in the first phase. By Ralph Vartabedian and Dan Weikel, Los Angeles Times In a blow to Orange County's hopes for a boost to business and tourism, the California bullet ...

Hollywood Hills sweep rousts 25 homeless people
Law enforcement officers fan out across wild areas of Hollywood, looking for homeless people who might start fires that can threaten lives and property. Workers with People Assisting the Homeless and an LA County sheriff's deputy tell Francis Evans, ...

LA budget chief warns of bankruptcy without tax hikes, layoffs
Stagnant revenue and rising employee costs threaten City Hall with a $222-million shortfall, official says. A proposal to outsource ambulance services provokes anger from firefighters union. LA City Administrative Officer Miguel Santana says: “We're ...

Leonard Cohen testifies in ex-business manager's harassment trial
The singer-songwriter was the first witness in the case against Kelley Lynch, who allegedly sent him and others thousands of emails and left voice mails violating restraining orders. Kelley Lynch, left, a former business manager for singer and ...

FBI to launch civil rights inquiry into Pasadena teen's slaying
An FBI spokeswoman says the inquiry is being launched independently of a call by Pasadena Police Chief Phillip Sanchez for the agency to look into the police shooting of Kendrec McDade, 19. By Richard Winton and Adolfo Flores, Los Angeles Times The FBI ...

Van Nuys man passes torch of USO of Greater LA
By Art Marroquin, Staff Writer Patriotism swelled in months following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, as the United States mounted a war with Afghanistan and, nearly two years later, with Iraq. At the time, the nonprofit United Services ...

Brown commutes sentence of woman convicted of killing grandson
Shirley Ree Smith was serving time for the Van Nuys death when an appeals court freed her. Then the Supreme Court ruled she should return to prison. Questions over whether the baby was shaken arose. Shirley Ree Smith has always maintained her innocence ...

Lakers doomed by defensive lapses
By JANIS CARR / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER LOS ANGELES – Kobe Bryant wore a black sleeve to protect a sore shin, and Pau Gasol sported a similar sleeve on his left elbow because of bursitis. Ramon Sessions had on a protective shirt to cover a strained ...

BONSIGNORE: Albert Effect is a marvelous thing for Angels
By Vincent Bonsignore, Columnist Los Angeles Angels' Albert Pujols tips his cap during introductions prior to a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Friday, April 6, 2012, in Anaheim, Calif. Albert Pujols strolled across the Angels clubhouse ...

Bruins In Trouble After Dropping 8-3 Decision To Ducks
by Ryan Rosenblatt on Apr 7, 2012 4:00 AM PDT in Baseball A day after losing their spot atop the Pac-12, UCLA lost their streak of six consecutive series wins. Now they find themselves in a hole and facing their first bit of adversity since the ...

Almost Everything Is Coming Up Roses
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES -The sweet smell of roses and the sour taste of defeat met in Downtown last week. The occasion was the 32nd annual Roses and Lemon Awards, which honors a handful of local projects and goodheartedly shames one part of the community ...

Rockets' Chandler Parsons on the opportunity to guard Kobe Bryant:
By SANTOSH VENKATARAMAN If Kobe Bryant is being slowed down by a bruised right shin, that figures to be good news for the Phoenix Suns. The NBA's leading scorer has dominated the Suns this season and gets another look at them Saturday night in the ...

Amanda Dove's "Close The Door” Named April “Best Song Of The Month”
By Dale Kawashima Amanda Dove, a promising pop/AC singer/songwriter based in Los Angeles, has won the SongwriterUniverse “Best Song Of The Month” Contest for April, for her song "Close The Door". This song will be included on Dove's upcoming 4-song EP, ...

Alisha Zalkin Named April “Best Vocalist Of The Month” With Her Song "You ...
Alisha Zalkin Named April “Best Vocalist Of The Month” With Her Song "You ...

'Defiance' Seen As Cause Of California Suspensions
LOS ANGELES (AP) — School suspensions were once reserved for serious offenses including fighting and bringing weapons or drugs on campus. But these days they're just as likely for talking back to a teacher, cursing, walking into class late or even ...

Local CA educator named to final two in Great American Teach-Off
LOS ANGELES – Thousands of teachers from across the nation have been nominated but only ten were named finalists in the Great American Teach-Off. The online community GOOD, and University of Phoenix have teamed up to host the contest, which will award ...

Bullet trains stop short of OC in new plan
Anaheim not cut out of plans entirely, councilwoman says, but 'electrified' trains may be too expensive. 53% off! $12 for 2 Skate Admissions at Orange County Ice Palace By ERIC CARPENTER / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER ANAHEIM – For years, ...

Police investigating death of Ladera Ranch woman who underwent...
Police investigating death of Ladera Ranch woman who underwent...

Seal Beach struggles with how to memorialize slaying victims
Close-knit city wants to remember those who died in a mass shooting at a salon in a discreet and tasteful way. Just how to do that, though, is the question. Eisenhower Park at the Seal Beach Pier is a possible site for a memorial to the eight victims ...

Angels dominated by Hochevar in 6-3 loss to Royals
AP Los Angeles Angels' Kendrys Morales, right, hits a double in front of Kansas City Royals catcher Humberto Quintero during the ninth inning of a baseball game on Saturday, April 7, 2012, in Anaheim, Calif. Morales went 4-4 hitting and scored two runs ...

A political twist as Rep. McKeon's wife seeks Assembly seat
Patricia McKeon, the wife of longtime Republican Congressman Howard P. 'Buck' McKeon, is running to serve the Santa Clarita Valley. Her chief rival? Her husband's former staffer. Patricia McKeon said she got the idea to run for office after being ...


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