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Los Angeles News 04/2012 (Page 9)



Volunteers clean beach, protect birds in HB
By BRITTANY STERLING / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTE HUNTINGTON BEACH – Volunteers from all over Los Angeles and Orange counties turned out to help keep Huntington State Beach clean Saturday. The clean-up included nearly 1200 participants who gave their ...

LA County assessor's donor got tax break from unusual delay
Checking records since 2008, the office finds no other home buyer whose reassessment had been delayed at least a year following a claim that personal property had been included in the deal. By Jack Dolan, Los Angeles Times The nearly $200000 tax break ...

Even e-reader owners still like printed books, survey finds
The pleasure of reading endures in the digital age, a USC Dornsife/LA Times poll shows. Six in 10 people say they like to read 'a lot,' and young adults read about as much as many of their elders. More than half of e-reader owners polled said most or ...

Eye on L.A. takes road trip to explore Utah
By Tina Malave LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Looking to get away from the city hustle and bustle and get into the great outdoors? Eye on LA takes you on a road trip to Utah! Only six hours from Los Angeles by car and two hours by plane, southern Utah is the ...

Plan would expand LAPD ranks by adding public safety workers
The Police Department would assume control of scores of sworn police and civilian security officers who protect libraries, parks and city buildings and currently work for the General Services Department. By Kate Linthicum and David Zahniser, ...

Lilly's debut a gem, Dodgers beat Padres 6-1
AP Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Ted Lilly pitches against the San Diego Padres during the second inning of their baseball game in Los Angeles, Saturday, April 14, 2012. LOS ANGELES—Ted Lilly pitched seven innings of two-hit ball in his season ...

Dodgers beat Wieland in ML debut for Padres, 6-1
AP San Diego Padres starting pitcher Clayton Richard delivers to the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of their baseball game, Friday, April 13, 2012, in Los Angeles. LOS ANGELES—Joe Wieland's major league debut couldn't have come on a much ...

Johnson gives Bruins' practice a lift
By JON GOLD / SPECIAL TO THE REGISTER LOS ANGELES – UCLA's energy seemed a little down Saturday afternoon, even after starting with a spirited head's-up session that featured some slam from junior running back Malcolm Jones and some swerve from ...

CLIPPERS NOTEBOOK: Young starting to find his comfort zone
By Vincent Bonsignore Staff Writer Almost a month to the day Nick Young learned he'd be coming home to Los Angeles to play for the Clippers, the former Cleveland High and USC standout sat at his locker Saturday at Staples Center looking as content and ...

Dale Furutani's Latest: 'The Curious Adventures of Sherlock Homes in Japan'
Saturday, April 21, from 1:30 to 4 pm in the Heritage Source Books area at the 40th annual Bunka-Sai, Torrance Cultural Arts Center, 3341 Torrance Blvd. (at Madrona Avenue), Torrance. Sunday, April 22, from 1:30 to 3 pm at the Kinokuniya booth at the ...

LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to announce bike initiative as fourth CicLAvia ...
LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to announce bike initiative as fourth CicLAvia ...

Body of man found set on fire on Altadena sidewalk
ALTADENA -- The body of a man, set on fire, was discovered early Sunday on Windsor Avenue in Altadena. The death was first reported about 6 am in the 2600 block of North Windsor Avenue, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officials said in a ...

Box Office: 'Hunger Games' smack's 'Three Stooges' to stay no. 1 for four ...
Box Office: 'Hunger Games' smack's 'Three Stooges' to stay no. 1 for four ...

Sheriff's Department Honors SCV Station Volunteers
During National Volunteer Week, April 15 through April 21, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station will recognize and show appreciation for all the committed volunteers who devote their time throughout the ...

Scully makes return to Dodgers booth
By AJ Cassavell / Special to MLB.com | 04/15/12 4:40 PM ET LOS ANGELES -- The grass was still green and the seats still yellow and blue, but without Vin Scully in his familiar seat behind the mic, for many Dodgers fans Chavez Ravine felt a bit empty in ...

No. 1 USC Men Serve Up 6-1 Win Over No. 12 Cal
LOS ANGELES, CALIF. -- The No. 1 USC men's tennis team delivered another winning punch in Pac-12 play today on a 6-1 decision over visiting No. 12 California at Marks Stadium. The Trojans stretched their overall win streak out to 45 in a row while ...

California schools harness sunshine to cut energy costs
More schools install solar panels to tap California's sunshine and reduce energy costs. But among the snags are predictable complaints about aesthetics and an unexpected directional mixup. Workers install the iron structures that will support the solar ...

At an urban LA school, nature grows — and test scores too
At Leo Politi Elementary, workers ripped out concrete and planted native flora. The plants attracted insects, which attracted birds, which attracted students, who, fascinated by the nature unfolding before them, learned so much that their science test ...

Verdugo crime lab prepares to open
The Verdugo Regional Crime Laboratory, serving Glendale, Burbank and Pasadena, could start processing evidence as soon as next month, officials say. By Veronica Rocha, Los Angeles Times A new, long-awaited regional crime laboratory could begin ...

Thefts of cellphones jump in downtown LA
'A crook can snatch an iPhone, replace the SIM card with one from a pay-as-you-go phone and have a brand-new, latest-generation phone for himself,' Police Lt. Paul Vernon says. By Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times Police in downtown Los Angeles have ...

Boat residents in a Wilmington marina face eviction
Colonial Yacht Anchorage's dock and slips are deemed unsafe. Some tenants will move to other marinas, but others — including some of the 11 who live on their boats — say they can't afford that. Harold and Donna Hazelton live on their boat, ...

Rift appears between Beck and Police Commission over discipline
In a rare point of contention, members of the panel overseeing the LAPD are concerned that officers who use force improperly are not being punished. The dispute marks a rare point of contention for Beck and the commission. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles ...

Response to tuition plan vexes Santa Monica College leaders
Many Santa Monica College trustees see a proposed two-tiered tuition system as a progressive solution to funding problems, and they're frustrated by the angry reaction. Rob Rader, of the Santa Monica College board of trustees, says at a meeting April 6 ...

Vin Scully resumes announcing LA Dodger games
Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully announced that he will return for a 62nd season with the Los Angeles Dodgers to broadcast both home and western division games before a Major League baseball game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Los Angeles ...

Bike-riding day celebrates joys of riding 2-wheelers
By Susan Abram and Rick Orlov, Staff Writers Riders pass through Little Tokyo during the 2012 Ciclavia Sunday. The event allows only bicycles and pedestrians on select streets. Photo by David Crane/Staff Photographer (David Crane) The sight of downtown ...

CicLAvia draws some 100000 cyclists, skaters, pedestrians
The car-free event, closing 10 miles of streets in downtown Los Angeles and beyond, brings people outdoors to explore different neighborhoods and enjoy the spirit of a citywide block party. By Ari Bloomekatz, Los Angeles Times As cars whizzed by and ...

Producer Claims Mariel Hemingway Owes Him
By WILLIAM DOTINGA LOS ANGELES (CN) - A movie producer claims in Superior Court that Mariel Hemingway owes him $185000 for resurrecting her career, recovering money from the Hemingway estate and getting her endorsement deals. Michael Wittlin, who filed ...

Emmis Amends Put-And-Call Deal With GRC For KXOS/Los Angeles
GRUPO RADIO CENTRO and EMMIS COMMUNICATIONS have amended their put and call agreement for Spanish Hits KXOS (EXITOS 93.9)/LOS ANGELES to designate a $85.5 million purchase price if GRC closes on a purchase before MARCH 27, 2013 and $110 million if a ...

LAPD Expansion Plan Considered
By Jason Kandel The city of Los Angeles is considering a plan to expand the LAPD by absorbing employees from the General Services Department, possibly helping fulfill Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's campaign promise of expanding the force to 10000 ...

Family of Teen Shot to Death by LAPD Police Files $120 Million Claim Against ...
Family of Teen Shot to Death by LAPD Police Files $120 Million Claim Against ...


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