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Los Angeles News 05/2012 (Page 13)



Dodgers walk away with a win over Cardinals
By Joe Haakenson, Correspondent LOS ANGELES - It wasn't exactly how they drew it up in spring training, but the Dodgers will take it. AJ Ellis' bases-loaded walk scored Elian Herrera with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Dodgers a ...

XCOR Announces Lynx Suborbital Flight Winner
by Staff Writers XCOR Aerospace has announced the grand prize winner of a trip aboard the Lynx Mark I suborbital launch vehicle. XCOR Chief Operating Officer Andrew Nelson made the announcement at the Spacecraft Technology Expo (STE) in Los Angeles, ...

Gifted Nations Join with Celebs to launch Inaugural 'Positive Tweet Day'
*Los Angeles, CA – Gifted Nations is pleased to announce Positive Tweet Day (a two part event), beginning 10:00 AM EST on May 26, 2012. The first part of PTD consist of a 24 hour mission to post tweets dedicated only to encouraging messages, thoughts, ...

Honeycutt not worried about Billingsley
By Ken Gurnick / MLB.com | 05/18/12 9:50 PM ET LOS ANGELES -- With back-to-back starts that totaled eight innings, Chad Billingsley has Dodgers fans in a panic, but not so much his bosses. After overseeing Billingsley's Thursday bullpen session, ...

Lakers, Clippers, Kings, And Cars Crowd Downtown LA
The Wayne Gretzky statue outside Staples Center is dressed in a Los Angeles Kings jersey before the Kings take on the Phoenix Coyotes in Game Three of the Western Conference Final during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center on May 17, ...

Fake Garden Grove Nursing School Scammed Its Students
By Yasmin Nouh Fri., May 18 2012 at 10:00 AM California's Board of Registered Nursing wants to revoke the licenses of five nurses for running an unaccredited Garden Grove nursing school from 2007 to 2010. Students at Nightingale California ...

Graduating collegians cope with student debt in a weak economy
Students and graduates from several Southland campuses talk of their loans and how paying them off figures into their plans. For some, the path seems secure; for others, uncertainty is the only certainty. Natasha Sumabat adjusts her cap in her Westwood ...

Op-ed: The Trouble With LA, Actors and Gay Roles
The director of the new movie Going Down in LA-LA Land, which premiered this weekend in Hollywood, talks about the difficulty of casting a leading man in a gay role. BY Casper Andreas The role of "Adam" in Going Down in LA-LA Land is played by Matthew ...

CalFresh food program helps those in need
Every morning, thousands of people head to food banks in Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties for help. Once inside, they collect fruits, vegetables, rice, bread, cereal, juice and other donated goods, stuffing it into bags and even strollers, ...

Supervisors inexplicably fail to act on Baca, Noguez
Surely the panel that oversees LA County could do more to to pressure the sheriff and assessor to resign. LA County Sheriff Lee Baca, left, and County Assessor John Noguez. (Brian van der Brug, Los Angeles Times; Al Seib, Los Angeles Times / May 19, ...

World's top bicyclists race through Azusa, Glendora during Amgen Tour of ...
World's top bicyclists race through Azusa, Glendora during Amgen Tour of ...

Project Aims to Tell the "Untold" History of West Adams
It's a common lament: Los Angeles is so vast that it's too easy for tourists, transplants and even native Angelenos to overlook the hidden gems in the city—even if it's just a neighborhood or freeway away. Photographer and TV director Jett Loe said he ...

Soaring over Sylmar
By CJ Lin, Staff Writer A hang gliding pilot makes a turn over a housing tract as prepares to land at the Sylmar Hang Gliding Park Saturday. Up to 75 pilots competed in a competition to see who could travel close to 10 miles to the East, ...

Biking, hockey fans will flood into downtown Los Angeles
Tens of thousands of cycling, hockey and basketball fans will converge at Staples Center in a weekend packed with post-season games and the final stage of the 2012 Amgen Tour of California — events that authorities are warning will close streets and ...

Israel's first brother believes in happy endings: Q & A with Iddo Netanyahu
Iddo Netanyahu's first produced play “A Happy End”, about a Jewish couple living in Berlin on the eve of World War II, will premiere in Los Angeles May 21 as a staged reading at The Museum of Tolerance. Here he talks about also being a doctor, ...

LA Lakers on Verge of Elimination with 103-100 Loss to Oklahoma Thunder
The Lakers could not finish in the fourth and will have to battle in Oklahoma City to keep their championship dream alive. By Madison Romine LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 19: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives on James Harden #13 of the Oklahoma ...

Mongols hope federal trial brings their motorcycles back
By Frank C. Girardot, SGVN Government photo taken during the investigation into the Mongols motorcycle gang. (Courtesy of the ATF) LOS ANGELES - On paper the case is called United States versus Assorted Firearms, Motorcycles and Other Personal Property ...

Summer brings a Bowl of musical treats
By Rob Lowman Staff Writer Glen Campbell will perform his final Los Angeles concert June 24 at the Hollywood Bowl. (The Associated Press) No small thing when you're looking for one. So it's significant that as part of its green initiative, ...

The nation's fascination with Mah Jongg
By Sandra Barrera Staff Writer Women play a game of mah-jongg during a preview of the "Project Mah Jongg" exhibition at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. (Michael Owen Baker Staff Photographer) Visitors can play mah-jongg on game tables set ...

Michele E. Buttelman: Special celestial event in the SCV
By Michele E. Buttelman The yuccas are in bloom. Those wonderful, huge stalks bursting with white flowers that look like popcorn are nearly everywhere. I recently drove from downtown Los Angeles to the Santa Clarita Valley along the Foothill Freeway ...

OC Bookly in Little Armenia and West Covina: Not Orange County. Elsewhere ...
OC Bookly in Little Armenia and West Covina: Not Orange County. Elsewhere ...

Thunder Clobbers Lakers: Analysis
By Brett Martzke LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 19: Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder goes up for a shot between Andrew Bynum #17 and Pau Gasol #16 of the Los Angeles Lakers in the first half in Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals in the ...

Los Angeles Kings Face Off with Phoenix Coyotes in Pivotal Playoff Game
By Jason Kandel and Kevin LaBeach LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 17: (C) Dwight King #74 of the Los Angeles Kings celebrates after scoring a third period goal against goaltender Mike Smith #41 of the Phoenix Coyotes in Game Three of the Western Conference Final ...

Metro Bus Driver Fatally Shot in West Hollywood
Sheriff's homicide is en route to Santa Monica Boulevard and West Knoll Drive. A suspect has been detained, authorities said By Jason Kandel A Metro bus driver was shot Sunday morning in West Hollywood and Los Angeles County Sheriff's homicide ...

USS Iowa starts 4-day journey from Northern California to Port of Los Angeles
A delegation from the state of Iowa looks on as a crane on a floating barge lifts a mast toward the top of the battleship USS Iowa for reattachment in Richmond, Calif., Tuesday, April 24, 2012. The historic battleship is undergoing renovation before it ...

Rick Baker's 'magic scissors' made monster movie history
Special makeup effects artist Rick Baker shows off an alien mask his studio created for "Men in Black III" at the Hero Complex Film Festival Saturday. (Alan Heitz / Los Angeles Times handout) "They're just a blast to work on," says Rick Baker of the ...

LA's Old Chinatown ponders a future with Wal-Mart
AP LOS ANGELES — LOS ANGELES (AP) - On the surface, a big Wal-Mart store might seem out of place in the midst of the old-fashioned curio shops, the little dim sum eateries and the colorful lanterns and pagodas that make up one of the oldest Chinatowns ...

Family keeps up with changing construction scene
ONTARIO - It takes strength, stamina and smarts to be a successful ironworker in the constantly changing construction scene of Southern California. For the Rodriguez family, those qualities run in the blood. Recently, Richard Rodriguez, 24, ...

Salton Sea's star has fallen
Once a playground for celebrities, more recently for anglers and birders, the Salton Sea recreation area is likely to become a victim of California's budget crisis. Fisherman William Jefferson of Moreno Valley,pulls a tilapia from the waters of the ...

Expo Line junction design flaw prompts inspection order
The junction has presented significant safety issues and requires a special inspection program because of subsequent 'non-standard' repairs, the state regulator says. A light rail car enters the intersection at Washington Boulevard and Flower Street, ...


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