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Los Angeles News 05/2012 (Page 15)



San Gabriel Valley has plenty to offer
By Cynthia Kurtz "Location, location, location." That's what businesses say is the most valuable advantage of being located in the San Gabriel Valley. You probably don't immediately think of the SGV as the center of Southern California ... until you ...

Dodger Stadium Parking Lot Brawlers Won't Face Felony Charges, Says DA's Office
Four men who became entangled in a fight with a fifth man in the Dodger Stadium parking lot Sunday night will not face felony charges, says the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office today. However, the case has been sent over to the City ...

FUJIFILM Optical Devices Division to Exhibit at Cine Gear Expo
Wayne, NJ, May 21, 2012 FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Optical Devices Division will showcase several products designed for the film and video production community at the Cine Gear Expo, which takes place in Los Angeles at The Studios at Paramount ...

L.A. County Officials Hosting Design Contest for 'The Official Los Angeles Condom'
By Simone Wilson Tue., May 22 2012 at 1:35 PM The Los Angeles County Department of Health is funding a design contest called "LA's Next Sex Symbol," in which any old struggling artist is invited to submit a condom-package design to appear on "1 million ...

One Sorta Manly Night With Justin Bieber in LA
The June issue of GQ has a two-for-one we couldn't resist: Justin Bieber. In Los Angeles. So basically the writer, Drew Magary, gets to roam our fair city with the teen dreamboat the little ladies cream their panties for. Well, those of his fans who ...

The Academy Officially Opens 'Oscars Outdoors' Venue
Hollywood's open-air theater is now open for weekend screenings of classic and family-friendly films. The Academy of Motion Pictures opened its new, outdoor, open-air theater in Hollywood on May 19 with a screening of Field of Dreams, starring Kevin ...

Presiding Judge Questions Whether Legislature Will Listen to 'Whining'
By MARIA DINZEO SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - Faced with bone-deep cuts in Governor Brown's proposed budget, the judicial hierarchy in California has resorted to old methods in trying to convince the Legislature to undo the damage. One of those tactics, ...

YouTube launching food channel with TV veterans
By JM Hirsch, AP Food Editor Chef Duff Goldman attends the Hollywood's 125th Birthday Party at Hollywood and Highland, in Los Angeles, California, on Feb. 1, 2012. (VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images) Bruce Seidel is confident the future of food television ...

Bryan Stow beating suspects face federal weapons charges
The US attorney's office added weapons charges to felony assault and mayhem charges against Marvin Norwood and Louie Sanchez, who were arrested last year and charged in the attack on a Giants fan at Dodger Stadium. By Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles ...

LA Unified can apply for federal Race to the Top funds
For the first time, the US Department of Education will let districts bypass state officials. LA Unified wants funds to alter the teacher evaluation process. By Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times For the first time, LA Unified and other individual school ...

Supervisors admit lingering problems at foster care office
The LA County Department of Children and Family Services facility, cited by a whistle-blower nearly a year ago, remains a 'dumping ground' for troubled children, Gloria Molina says. By Garrett Therolf, Los Angeles Times Nearly a year after a social ...

Authorities defend killing of mountain lion in Santa Monica
Officials say they acted out of a concern for public safety, but not everyone is pleased with the decision. Officers from the California Department of Fish & Game remove the body of a mountain lion after it was shot in the courtyard of a Santa Monica ...

Exotic Asian beetle threatens California avocado industry
By Mike Sprague, SGVN Akif Eskalen, professor of plant pathology at UC Riverside, look for a tiny Asian beetle known as the tea shot hole borer in a Castor Bean tree in La Habra Heights on Friday May 18. 2012. Eskalen and Field specialist Alex Gonzalez ...

Preliminary UCLA study shows social media may hinder drug abuse recovery
By MELISSA TRUONG The use of online social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook and MySpace may be a factor in triggering relapse in adolescents enrolled in substance abuse programs, recent UCLA research suggests. David Tran, a graduate student ...

UCLA Basketball Junkie Talk: Four Things for Fans to Think About
by DCBruins on May 23, 2012 5:00 AM PDT in Basketball Every Wednesday for the spring and summer we will do a basketball post and analysis. The first is here and the second here. This Wednesday we will address a few of the topics on everyone's mind or ...

Is your artwork hot enough to appear on 1 million (and one) LA County-branded ...
Is your artwork hot enough to appear on 1 million (and one) LA County-branded ...

Kings head for Stanley Cup finals
By John Marshall AP Los Angeles Kings' Mike Richards (10) shouts in celebration as teammates Jeff Carter (77), Willie Mitchell (33), Jarret Stoll (28), Alec Martinez (27), and Colin Fraser (24) converge on Dustin Penner (25), who scored the game-winner ...

Julius Shulman Los Angeles
JUST INSIDE THE ENTRANCE to the current LACMA exhibition California Design, 1930-1965: "Living in a Modern Way," are two modest vintage aerial photographs. Both depict the section of Wilshire Blvd that the museum itself occupies today, and the horizon ...

Jerry Schneiderman: The Rabble Rouser You've Never Heard About But Should Know
By Patrick Range McDonald Wed., May 23 2012 at 8:00 AM Jerry Schneiderman was not your ordinary real estate developer. For years, he was a rabble rouser who took on the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority after tunneling for the ...

Ex-UCLA Basketball Star Reeves Nelson -- Suing Sports Illustrated for Claiming ...
Ex-UCLA Basketball Star Reeves Nelson -- Suing Sports Illustrated for Claiming ...

Arraignment delayed for father of missing boys
By DENISSE SALAZAR / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER The arraignment of a man charged with killing Arlet Hernandez Contreras and her two young sons was continued Wednesday to June 5. The boys' father, Shazer Fernando Limas, 31, was arrested nearly three ...

Los Angeles City Council to Consider Banning Plastic and Paper Bags
By Melissa Pamer Los Angeles became the largest city in the nation to vote to ban single-use plastic grocery bags after a City Council action before a packed house Wednesday. The council approved a compromise measure, introduced Tuesday after years of ...

Family fun in the San Gabriel Valley, Pasadena, and Whittier, week starting ...
Family fun in the San Gabriel Valley, Pasadena, and Whittier, week starting ...

Ex-Bruin Reeves Nelson sues SI reporter
By SCOTT M. REID / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER An attorney for former UCLA all-conference forward Reeves Nelson has filed a defamation lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court against Sports Illustrated reporter George Dohrmannand Time Inc., ...

Swept up in parking ticket mania
As LA boosts fines for blocking street sweepers, renters playing 'musical cars' bear most of burden. A car with a parking ticket sits on Logan Street just north of Montana Street. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times) By By Gale Holland, Los Angeles Times A ...

Leaders of cash-strapped Coliseum complex claim luxury suite
The taxpayer-owned venue is in financial ruins, but four commissioners kept a private, catered area at the Sports Arena from public sale, so they had prime views of Bruce Springsteen singing about blue-collar struggles. Los Angeles City Councilman Tom ...

LA OKs ban on plastic bags at checkout
Council also imposes a 10-cent fee on paper totes. The law will be phased in over the next 16 months. The Bag Monster, also known as James Alamillo for Heal the Bay, rallies the crowd outside LA City Hall as the City Council prepared to vote on the bag ...

Caught in the cycle of poverty
Choices, challenges and chaos keep undermining a woman's attempt to escape the struggles her mother and grandmother faced. She wants to provide a better life for her children but seems not to know how. Natalie Cole, right, her boyfriend and four ...

MTA pact with Japanese firm complies with rules, US says
Federal Transit Administration rejects assertions by labor, activists and competitors that the deal to build rail cars violates 'Buy America' requirements. By Dan Weikel, Los Angeles Times Resolving a key issue in a $890-million transit contract, ...

Jury orders death penalty for killer of Jamiel Shaw Jr.
Pedro Espinoza shot Shaw, a high school football star whom he mistook for a rival gang member, in 2008. After hearing jurors decide he should be put to death, Pedro Espinoza looks at the ceiling of the courtroom as his lawyer Csaba Palfi holds his head ...


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