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Los Angeles News 05/2012 (Page 12)



Rosie Perez Brings Urban Arts Partnership to LA
By Lolita Lopez Actress Rosie Perez is working with students at ArTES High School in San Fernando to emphasize the importance of integrating arts into education. Perez, a board member of the Urban Arts Partnership, is bringing the New York based ...

State Senate OKs bill to limit power of Southland water district
The legislation would bar the Central Basin Municipal Water District from storing groundwater in southeast Los Angeles County, leaving that job to another agency. Sen. Alan Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) wrote SB 1386, which aims to end the feud between the ...

THROUGH THE FIRE: A Personal Side to Gordon Hirabayashi
By SHARON YAMATO It was a fitting and timely tribute by the UCLA Department of Asian American Studies Department and the UCLA Research Library when it honored Gordon Hirabayashi on April 5 with a program featuring a screening of the documentary “A ...

Around Whittier: May 18
Detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department are seeking the public's assistance in locating missing person, Donald Doyle. The missing person suffers from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Doyle, 70, is a white male; 5'9", 209, ...

California attorney general to take no further action in Trutanich case
The LA city attorney asked for an investigation last week after an LA Times article noted that his personnel file from his days as a county prosecutor during the 1980s was missing. By Jack Leonard, Los Angeles Times The California attorney general's ...

LA Times will use $1-million grant to expand key beats
The newspaper plans to use the two-year grant from the Ford Foundation to hire journalists who will focus on immigrant communities, the California prison system, the border region and Brazil. By James Rainey, Los Angeles Times The Los Angeles Times ...

New fight takes shape over term limits
Prop. 28 would allow legislators to serve 12 years in one house, rather than 14 between the Assembly and Senate. Backers say the move would give lawmakers more experience. By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times SACRAMENTO — Twenty-two years after ...

LA Kings beat Phoenix, move to brink of Cup final
By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer Los Angeles Kings right wing Dustin Brown shoots in front ofPhoenix Coyotes left wing Lauri Korpikoski of Finland, during the first period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference finals, Thursday, ...

Parents of two slain Chinese students sue USC
The wrongful death suit, which seeks unspecified damages, says the university misled them by claiming it is among the safest in the United States. The school voices sympathy but says the suit is baseless. USC President CL Max Nikias bows before images ...

Crime Watch: $31K in Apple computers, phones recovered
By Kevin Herrera Crime Watch is a weekly series culled from reports provided by the Santa Monica Police Department. These are arrests only. All parties are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Santa Monica police officers on routine patrol ...

Caught On Tape: State Workers Drinking Beer While Earning Your Taxpayer Money
LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Caltrans has suspended several veteran employees after a CBS2 undercover investigation caught them drinking alcohol while earning your taxpayer money. It comes at the same time that the state has announced California's budget ...

TOM HOFFARTH on the MEDIA: TV crews play nice in Staples Center sandbox
By Tom Hoffarth, Staff Columnist Logistically, there's enough chaos in making sure the right logo is on the correct Staples Center surface when the Kings, Lakers and Clippers do their fire-drill of playoff games this weekend. Who's directing the nine ...

"Boom or Bust" for UCLA Basketball: Lofty Rankings Affirming Great ...
"Boom or Bust" for UCLA Basketball: Lofty Rankings Affirming Great ...

Cannes 2012: Elizabeth Banks to Star in Alan Ball's 'What's the Matter with ...
Cannes 2012: Elizabeth Banks to Star in Alan Ball's 'What's the Matter with ...

The STAPLES Center Traffic Jam Starts Now
A map of the Amgen Tour of California route on Sunday. (STAPLESCenter.com/Used with permission) Thursday night's Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals between the Kings and the Phoenix Coyotes marks the start of an unprecedented four-day span of ...

Pixar's 'Brave' to premiere at grand opening of Dolby Theatre
On the heels of the recent news that Dolby Laboratories has wrangled naming rights to the Hollywood & Highland theatre (formerly known as the Kodak) that has played host to concerts, performance events and, of course, the annual Academy Awards ceremony ...

Rep. Howard Berman Seeks Tax Credit Extensions for US Film Production
The credits, now pending in Congress, are aimed at countering the incentives offered by foreign film boards by lowering the cost of capital on any film that is at least 75% produced in the United States. In this politically divided era, the very word ...

LA Zoo Welcomes New Chimpanzee Baby
By Melissa Pamer A chimpanzee baby, born March 6 to mother Gracie, became available for public viewing at the Los Angeles Zoo on May 18, 2012. She's the first chimp baby to arrive at the zoo since 1999. The Los Angeles Zoo introduced its first ...

La Brea Tar Pits not a tourist trap
By MARLA JO FISHER / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER The Rancho La Brea Tar Pits are among the most fascinating sites in Southern California, located in an attractive park in the mid-Wilshire district of Los Angeles. You can see one of the huge tar pits ...

Are we all paparazzi now?
By Iris Schneider | May 18, 2012 1:50 PM Although the term paparazzi was first coined in Italy, it has reached its zenith — or its nadir — on this side of the Atlantic, aided by the internet, the money to be made and the ease of picture-taking ...

Picnics,Jogging and Rock 'n Roll
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES -For years the Los Angeles State Historic Park has served as a quiet reprieve from the noise and traffic of Downtown Los Angeles. It's a place for picnics, evening runs around the jogging track and a spot for families who need ...

Venice Beach expects a zip-line attraction this summer
The 720-foot ride will get a three-month trial if the California Coastal Commission approves. The operator also plans to offer live acrobatic and aerial performances to the public. By Rosanna Xia, Los Angeles Times Forget the 200-foot-tall observation ...

TOM HOFFARTH on the MEDIA: TV crews (all six of 'em) play nice in...
TOM HOFFARTH on the MEDIA: TV crews (all six of 'em) play nice in...

Hairston could return from DL next week
By Ken Gurnick / MLB.com | 05/18/12 9:50 PM ET LOS ANGELES -- Of the Dodgers' four position players on the disabled list, utility man Jerry Hairston is likely to return first, possibly as early as the middle of next week. Hairston, who strained his ...

Audit finds LAFD takes longer on medical calls since budget cuts
City Controller Wendy Greuel's audit finds that real response times to medical calls have increased since cutbacks were ordered starting in 2009. By Kate Linthicum, Robert J. Lopez and Ben Welsh, Los Angeles Times Los Angeles firefighters are taking ...

'Phonehenge' builder must perform community service, repay county
Alan Kimble Fahey, whose elaborate home complex was considered a work of art by many, must do two months of community service and repay LA County at least $83488. Alan Kimble Fahey is pictured in April 2011 next to his elaborate "Phonehenge West" ...

Gang member guilty of murdering La Habra man outside Halloween party in 2009
By Brian Day, SGVN SANTA ANA - A jury convicted a gang member Thursday of fatally slashing the throat of an 18-year-old La Habra man outside a Halloween party in 2009, officials said. Steven Salvador Hernandez, 19, of La Habra faces up to 15 years to ...

LA high-school chefs can stand the heat in culinary competition
By Dana Bartholomew, Staff Writer SYLMAR -- You could see it in students' hands, in the twist of their kitchen knives. Or in their neatly laid-out pots and pans. Or panache in their dash of salt. It was a key ingredient Friday among top culinary high ...

2 are held in slayings of USC grad students
Signals from one victim's cellphone and shell casings led to the suspected gunman, police sources say. Distraught women talk to LAPD officers outside a five-unit residential building in the 1200 block of 91st Street. SWAT team members swooped into the ...

Guardian Angels Babysit Soldiers' Pets When They're On The Front Line
LOS ANGELES (CBS) — They're a group of people who care for beloved pets when soldiers are at war. It's an organization called “Guardian Angels for Soldier's Pet.” And as Suzie Suh reports for CBS2 and KCAL9, the work is a labor of love for all who ...


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