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Los Angeles News 04/2012 (Page 8)



Slain USC students' path a familiar one to school's Chinese
Ming Qu and Ying Wu were like many international students at USC: seeking a better future, studying hard, and living west of campus — away from parties but in a more dangerous neighborhood. As a memorial to two slain USC students grows at the foot of ...

Odd deterioration found in both San Onofre reactors
Energy officials had said tubes at San Onofre's reactors were experiencing different types of wear. Now they say the unusually fast deterioration is occurring at both of the closed plant's reactors. A new steam generator makes its way though the San ...

Turning Stem Cells into a Powerful Weapon Against AIDS
In an exciting medical breakthrough, UCLA scientists say they have found a way to turn stem cells into cells that fight HIV. The genetically engineered cells have proven to be effective in suppressing the virus in animals. By Angie Crouch and Julie ...

Pirates swept by Dodgers, lose 3-2
AP Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Dee Gordon, left, and left fielder Tony Gwynn celebrate after defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates during in their baseball game, Thursday, April 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. The Dodgers won 3-2. LOS ANGELES—Early runs have ...

(Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- A storm system is expected to bring rain, wind and snow -- along with possible hail and thunderstorms -- to Southern California on Friday. Drivers were warned to expect slick roads and heavier-than-normal traffic for their morning ...

Pacific Storm Brings Rain, Wind, Snow
Forecasters say dry weather will return to the region after midnight tonight. But until then, brace for rain, thunderstorms, high winds and snowfall in the San Gabriel Mountains By Jason Kandel A Pacific storm brings rain to Southern california on ...

Conference, concert to mark 100th anniversary of Woody Guthrie's birth
In this photo dated March 8, 1943 folk singer Woody Guthrie is shown. (New York World-Telegram and Sun staff photographer Al Aumuller/Library of Congress) LOS ANGELES - A concert at Club Nokia at LA Live and an academic conference at USC will be held ...

High winds, heavy rain smacking Southland today
LOS ANGELES - Emergency crews were kept busy as a cold, windy Pacific storm swept across Southern California today. | See photo gallery. Between 6 am and 11 am, 249 accidents were reported on Los Angeles County freeways, compared with 68 reports during ...

O.C. woman helps close streets to cars
By ALEJANDRA MOLINA / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER It was two years ago when the city of Los Angeles first shut down seven miles of pavement to make way for pedestrians and bicyclists – a move that challenged the conventional Southern California notion ...

Concert Picks: Tes Elations, Savoir Adore, Teen Girl Scientist Monthly...
Concert Picks: Tes Elations, Savoir Adore, Teen Girl Scientist Monthly...

How KCET finally gave up on PBS
In the world of public television it was nothing short of the nuclear option, and frankly, PBS honchos never thought it would happen. But as I point out in the April issue of Los Angeles magazine, KCET's decision to end its affiliation with the network ...

Downtown Hilton, Marriott Float Up A Little Closer To Reality
Two well-established hotel brands may soon have destinations in a stretch of one of the most desired locations of all Southern California, a move the Santa Monica City Council hopes will further establish the coastal municipality as the ultimate hot ...

Rents on the Rise Across Southern California
By Melissa Pamer Apartment complexes such as this one in the San Diego area are expected to see rents increase through 2013, according to a new study from USC. Looking for an apartment in Southern California? Prepare for a difficult hunt and some steep ...

Mattingly rests Gordon, Loney vs. lefty Richard
By Quinn Roberts / MLB.com | 04/13/12 10:12 PM ET LOS ANGELES -- With the Dodgers facing Padres left-hander Clayton Richard in Friday's series opener, manager Don Mattingly decided to rest a few of his left-handed hitters. Justin Sellers started in ...

An Interview With Rihanna's Favorite Clothing and Eyewear Designer Karen Walker
The New Zealand-based eyewear, clothing and jewelry designer came to Los Angeles for a press showing of her new Little Aliens collection of sunglasses. Karen Walker's eyeglasses are works of art - they're instantly identifiable as hers and her colorful ...

Stretch of Northern California coast to be permanently protected
Under a landmark deal approved by the state Coastal Commission, nearly 10 square miles of untouched shoreline, glens, streams and farmland in Santa Cruz County will be transferred to the state and federal governments, which will operate it as open ...

LA County district attorney looks into possible money laundering
Investigators are trying to determine whether Art Chacon, a member of the Central Basin Municipal Water District board, concealed the true source of campaign contributions to a political action committee. Art Chacon, center, with other members of the ...

Reward offered for leads in USC killings
The fatal shooting of Ming Qu and Ying Wu may have been a robbery gone wrong, authorities say, noting that some of the victims' property is missing. By Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times In announcing a $125000 reward in the killing of two Chinese USC ...

Jury awards $6 million to man beaten by LA County deputies
Deon Dirks says two deputies beat him and broke his eye socket during a traffic stop in 2007. A spokesman says the Sheriff's Department may appeal. By Robert Faturechi, Los Angeles Times A jury awarded $6 million this week to a man who said Los Angeles ...

Police, DA join inquiry into possible financial exploitation of heiress
Detectives in Palos Verdes Estates and prosecutors in the district attorney's elder abuse unit are examining the handling of Susan Strong Davis' finances by a Hollywood money manager. By Harriet Ryan, Los Angeles Times Police and the Los Angeles County ...

USC hopes slayings won't hurt foreign enrollment
Officials are mourning the school's two slain students while trying to reassure families and hold its place as a top global draw. The university has more foreign students than any other US college. Silu Jia, 24, a USC electrical engineering graduate ...

Lakers hold off Nuggets, clinch playoff berth
By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol dunks against the Denver Nuggets during the first half of a NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Friday, April 13, 2012. LOS ANGELES—Andrew Bynum had 30 points and eight rebounds, ...

Harang fans 9 straight, Dodgers beat Padres 9-8
By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES—Aaron Harang set a Dodgers record with nine consecutive strikeouts, one short of the major league mark, and Los Angeles beat the San Diego Padres 9-8 Friday night on four straight walks in the bottom of the ...

LAPD plans separate jail for transgender suspects
Police will open a 24-bed facility in response to the risk of violence among the general inmate population. Chief Charlie Beck instructs officers to treat transgender people with respect. By Sam Quinones, Los Angeles Times Responding to incidents of ...

Murder trial for fake Rockefeller set for January 2013
By Frank C. Girardot, SGVN LOS ANGELES - A routine Superior Court hearing for a German national accused in a 1985 San Marino homicide turned testy Friday when the man who once posed as Clark Rockefeller expressed displeasure that trial in his case will ...

Los Angeles County Mountains excluding the Santa Monica Range; Ventura County ...
Los Angeles County Mountains excluding the Santa Monica Range; Ventura County ...

Wind Advisory Issued After Storm Pummels SoCal
By Jason Kandel The view from Mt. Wilson on Saturday morning, a day after a spring storm pummeled Southern California on Friday, April 13, 2012. A few showers are possible around Southern California this morning as a record-breaking, late-season storm ...

Get Out: Caine's Arcade, Woody Guthrie Celebration & Chumash Day Powwow
ARCADE: Want to check out the world-famous "Caine's Arcade" in Boyle Heights? Today's your day. Head over to his arcade in Boyle Heights to play some games and watch him get a big fat check for college. FOLK: Love folk music? Head to Bovard Auditorium ...

Pets of the Week: Daisy & Ellie
Daisy is a 5-month-old spayed female Pit mix puppy. Happy, energetic and super playful -- that's Daisy! She absolutely loves people and other dogs. She is an outgoing gal with a tail that never stops wagging. She's always up for a good time, ...

Clippers beat Warriors 112-104 for 3rd win in row
By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer Golden State Warriors center Mickell Gladness, left, fouls Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Saturday, April 14, 2012. LOS ANGELES—Chris Paul had ...


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