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Los Angeles News 05/2012 (Page 10)



Pencil This In: California Design Talk at LACMA, NewFilmmakers LA Screening ...
Pencil This In: California Design Talk at LACMA, NewFilmmakers LA Screening ...

SWATCH Art Rules Night (Culver City, CA) (Photos)
By Jay Casteel, Photos by SA Studios | Published 05/14/2012 Swiss watchmaker SWATCH announced the winner of the ART RULES DESIGN CONTEST at their Art Rules Night in Los Angeles on Friday (May 11), revealing that Latvian designer and artist Marta ...

October shows from the Black Keys, Brad Paisley on sale soon
By BEN WENER / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER The Black Keys tweeted just after their Coachella appearances that the duo, riding high off the commercial breakthroughs of Brothers (2010) and last December's El Camino, will return in the fall, with Southern ...

Fullerton College to hold Hall of Fame Induction Dinner
BY PHILLIP THURMAN / FOR THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER Eight individuals and women's teams from 1965-69 will be honored May 18 at The 5th Fullerton College Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Dinner. The dinner will be held at The Fullerton College Quad, ...

LA County's 911 system burdened by non-emergency calls
Patients who summon paramedics for rides to clinics or to refill prescriptions are taking time and resources from patients with dire needs. Officials consider changes to make the system more adaptable. From left: Los Angeles County ...

Downtown sports gridlock? 4 teams, 5 playoff games this weekend
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Four local pro sports teams are all in action this coming weekend in the downtown Los Angeles area, including five playoff games, plus a tradeshow. That has led to fears of traffic gridlock. Fans will be converging on ...

Lawsuit Charges 'The Wrap' With Libel Over Documentary Story
Suit filed by Elisabeth Thieriot says she was the victim of a fraud when she financed a documentary, and has been further victimized by a blog that repeated false accusations against her. A dispute over a troubled documentary about the Mayan ...

Retired supervisors describe violence by jail deputies
Former administrators testify about beatings, insubordination and off-duty misconduct, and accuse a top manager of failing to impose discipline. By Jack Leonard and Robert Faturechi, Los Angeles Times Two retired Los Angeles County sheriff's ...

Cartel attack victim living in El Monte helped by plastic surgery
Feeling guilty for his parents' deaths in the attack in Mexico, Adali Gutierrez reasoned that his own terrible scars were a penance. Then came a gift of surgery. Reconstructive surgery on his face is helping Adali Gutierrez, 21, face the future with ...

LA Coliseum panel OKs deal to transfer control of venue to USC
The 8-to-1 vote would virtually end public stewardship of the 88-year-old stadium, which is teetering on the brink of financial ruin. USC has long sought control of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, decrying the property's outdated condition as unfit ...

Software made LA fire response times untrustworthy, report says
The report on emergency response times by a nationally recognized statistics expert calls on the LAFD to stop using the software until the problem is fixed. By Kate Linthicum, Ben Walsh and Robert J. Lopez, Los Angeles Times Emergency response times ...

Cellphone tower slated for vote
By Karen Jonas Signal Staff Writer After months of discussion about a cellular tower in Stevenson Ranch, the Los Angeles County Regional Planning Commission is set to vote Wednesday on a tower that would be farther away from homes than were other sites ...

Are You Ready for Some Cycling?
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - On Sunday, May 20, some of the world's best athletes will zoom into Downtown for an international sporting bonanza that will be seen live on television in more than 100 countries. The most celebrated among the competitors will ...

LA's 911 System Burdened by Non-Emergency Calls
Patients who summon paramedics for rides to clinics or to refill prescriptions are taking time and resources from patients with dire needs. Los Angeles County firefighter-paramedics Mark Lopez, Patrick Hanrahan, firefighter Jason Pike and a private ...

LAFD emergency response times: Expert to address Fire Commission
Los Angeles fire commissioners will hear Tuesday from the author of a new report that says emergency response times provided by fire officials cannot be trusted because of errors in the way they were calculated. In his report, first made public Monday, ...

DA: Ex-deputy was sane during torture
Jurors have already found Robert McClain guilty of raping his wife and torturing her boyfriend in a jealous rage. By VIK JOLLY / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER SANTA ANA – The sanity phase in the torture trial of a former Los Angeles County sheriff's ...

Jury rejects suit in death of Long Beach loading facility worker
LOS ANGELES — Jurors rejected a lawsuit brought by a widow who alleged that Union Pacific Railroad Co. was liable in the workplace death of her 63-year-old husband at a UP container loading facility in Long Beach. Union Pacific worker Charles Johnson ...

Conor Oberst to play solo at Royce Hall
By BEN WENER / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER Ever-prolific Conor Oberst certainly has a busy 2012 planned. Here we thought his decade-dormant outfit Desaparecidos would be headed west sometime soon, seeing as the group has reunited to play Omaha's MAHA ...

Assisted suicide or a show of love?
Alan Purdy, 88, sat by while his beloved Margaret, 84 and in unrelieved pain, killed herself. San Diego County authorities arrested him, but the issue is tough for everyone involved. Alan Purdy, 88, with a painting of his late wife, Margaret, ...

Company wants to tap Mojave's public lands for Southland water
Cadiz Inc. could realize $1 billion to $2 billion in revenue over the plan's 50-year life. Opponents say public resources are being used for private profit. Scott Slater, president and general counsel of Cadiz Inc., watches as water pours into a ...

Author tells Cal Poly audience that Cinco de Mayo is actually an American holiday
POMONA - Cinco de Mayo is more than just drinking a couple of beers, eating some tacos and partying. Los Angeles native David Hayes-Bautista on Tuesday gave a room full of Cal Poly Pomona students and staff members a history lesson on Latinos in ...

Los Angeles adopts 'responsible banking' ordinance
New ordinance requires banks doing business with the city to disclose information on loans and foreclosures but doesn't go far enough for some activists. Supporters of the "responsible banking ordinance" rally outside Los Angeles City Hall on Tuesday ...

ADL offers free trip to Washington, DC, for High-School students
By Ryan Torok This November, approximately 100 high-school students from around the country will participate in the Anti-Defamation League's (ADL) Grosfeld Family National Youth Leadership Mission, an annual three-day trip to Washington, DC, ...

Sands eager to impress in return to Dodgers
By Quinn Roberts / MLB.com | 05/15/12 9:57 PM ET LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers outfielder Jerry Sands would be the first person to admit that at the beginning of this season, his swing needed work. Uncomfortable at the plate and struggling with his confidence ...

Susan Shelley: Berman-Sherman's Republican opponent
By Jonah Lowenfeld Earlier this month, when the Los Angeles Daily News announced its endorsements in the San Fernando Valley's 30th District Congressional race, the newspaper tapped two Jewish candidates — but not the same two candidates whom voters ...

LA cyclists seek divine protection
The annual Blessing of the Bicycles at Good Samaritan Hospital seeks to call attention to cyclists' safety and the benefits of getting around Southern California on two wheels. The Rev. Jerry Anderson sprinkles holy water on bicyclists druing the ...

Assessor corruption probe widening, indictments expected, DA says
LA County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley also accuses the union representing assessor's office workers of interfering with the investigation. Los Angeles County Assessor John Noguez is the only elected official targeted by the district attorney's ...

Lawsuit takes aim at California's legal protections for teachers
A Bay Area nonprofit targets teacher tenure rules, seniority protections and the dismissal process. Foes say it wants to weaken public sector unions. By Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times A Bay Area nonprofit backed partly by groups known for battling ...

The Glass is Half Empty: UCLA Basketball Upperclassman
by DCBruins on May 16, 2012 5:00 AM PDT in Basketball Last week I wrote about the positive side of UCLA Basketball, the incoming freshman class and recruiting generally (More good news, UCLA is officially leading on Zach Lavine.) ...

OpEd: It's Time. Let's Take Responsibility for Educating Our Children. NOW!
By Dr. Pat Phipps The children of South Los Angeles are failing tragically and what are we doing about it? Has the village turned its back on our children? At the Los Angeles Urban League, we are alarmed by what is happening to the youth in our ...


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