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Los Angeles News 05/2012 (Page 16)



LA Unified to settle harassment claim against Cortines
The district will pay $200000 plus benefits worth up to $300000 in return for Scot Graham's resignation. The ex-superintendent denies harassment but admits 'adult behavior.' Retired Supt. Ramon C. Cortines denied any harassment, but acknowledged what ...

'Super PAC' money pours into Inland Empire congressional race
Outside groups are spending big bucks in the 31st Congressional District race to support Republicans Gary Miller and Bob Dutton and Democrat Pete Aguilar. By Phil Willon, Los Angeles Times The battle for a San Bernardino County congressional seat has ...

2 newspapers sue to get officers' names in UC Davis pepper spraying
The action by the Los Angeles Times and Sacramento Bee demands that the University of California Board of Regents release names redacted from a task force report. By Lee Romney, Los Angeles Times SAN FRANCISCO — The Los Angeles Times and Sacramento ...

Nancy Pelosi, Xavier Becerra Argue for Extension of Federal Student Loan Subsidy
By Conan Nolan and Frava Burgess More than 500000 college students and graduates in California are facing an increase in student debt as the temporary federal student loan subsidy is about to expire. If Congress does not vote to extend it, student loan ...

13 candidates turn up the heat in inland congressional race
Ten Republicans, two Democrats and one independent — at 13, the most in any state congressional race — are vying to represent California's 8th District. Anthony Adams is one of 13 candidates running in California's 8th Congressional District, ...

Petition is submitted to recall San Fernando mayor, 2 council members
By Dana Bartholomew, Staff Writer SAN FERNANDO - Following months of political turmoil, petitions were submitted in San Fernando this week to recall its mayor and two council members. On Monday, a committee formed to recall the majority of the City ...

Couple indicted in pimping of teen girls by federal grand jury
Couple accused of hawking sexual services of two girls, 14 and 17, in Anaheim and other cities. By GREG HARDESTY / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER A federal grand jury has indicted a couple on charges of selling the sexual services of two girls, ...

O.C. singer releases second single after YouTube success
Courtney Jenaé, a singer from Fountain Valley who gained recognition with "Lollipop" lon YouTube, is busy performing. Fountain Valley native Courtney Jenaé performs at The Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood on April 27. BY ANNIE KIM / FOR THE ORANGE COUNTY ...

Los Angeles City Council approves plastic bag ban, 10-cent paper bag fee
By Rick Orlov Staff Writer A plastic shopping bag that wound up as litter along Gaffey Street in San Pedro. The Los Angeles City Council has passed a ban on such bags at checkout counters, helping save such bags from clogging landfills and waterways ...

Differing views heard at meeting on expanding Pomona school board and creating ...
Differing views heard at meeting on expanding Pomona school board and creating ...

'Psychosocial behavior' a key to HIV treatmen
HIV/AIDS is no longer a death sentence. Just ask Dr. Eric Daar. “I've been treating HIV/AIDS patients since very early in the epidemic, when we spent most of our time just helping people die comfortably, until now, a period when we're giving people ...

Q & A With Professor Amy Rowat: Food and Science at UCLA, Danish Gastro ...
Q & A With Professor Amy Rowat: Food and Science at UCLA, Danish Gastro ...

Metro Approves 'Subway To The Sea' Tunnel Under Beverly Hills High School
LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Despite objections from Beverly Hills city and school officials, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors approved plans Thursday to dig a tunnel under Beverly Hills High School as part of the ...

Pencil This In: Hel-Mel Art Walk, Sit 'n Spin Storytelling, Eating Our Words ...
Pencil This In: Hel-Mel Art Walk, Sit 'n Spin Storytelling, Eating Our Words ...

Pilots sleep in LAX lots as United Airlines contract negotiations continue
LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (KABC) -- There was a time when pilots were practically rock stars, jet-setting in luxury and earning impressive pay. But according to pilots, those glory days are gone. Now some of them are living in a parking lot at ...

UCLA doctor alleges racism, harassment by superiors
WESTWOOD, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A doctor at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine accuses the university of discrimination, racism and retaliation. He says it's gotten so bad, it's affecting his job. The university fired back Thursday, ...

Water quality at LA County beaches improves
Heal the Bay credits the gains to a drier winter and construction of more facilities to capture, treat and divert tainted storm water. But the county still has seven of the state's top 10 most polluted beaches. By Tony Barboza, Los Angeles Times The ...

IAm8Bit in Los Angeles Hosts NOTEBOOK NERD Featuring the Artwork of Jim Rugg
by Scott Wampler Posted:May 24th, 2012 at 8:03 pm If you're not familiar with the work of IAm8Bit, you're missing out on some of the coolest artwork currently available in the States, and—as 8Bit fans can tell you—one of the group's finest ...

Metro to run Westside subway extension under Beverly Hills High
City and school officials in Beverly Hills have warned that construction could disrupt or damage the school. Metro officials rebut that assertion. By Ari Bloomekatz, Los Angeles Times Despite vociferous objections and legal threats, Los Angeles County ...

Judge OKs extradition of accused arsonist Harry Burkhart's mother
The attorney for Harry Burkhart opposed sending Dorothee Burkhart back to Germany to face fraud charges because she is a crucial witness in his client's case. By Victoria Kim, Los Angeles Times The mother of suspected serial arsonist Harry Burkhart, ...

Michael Heizer's calling is set in stone
The creator of the 'Levitated Mass' sculpture at LACMA, whose centerpiece is a 340-ton boulder, Michael Heizer is no stranger to exploring the complexities of giant stone. "I'm not very good at making small things," says Michael Heizer, ...

Proprietors of same liquor store killed eight years apart
The first slaying in Hawaiian Gardens was committed in a botched robbery, but this week's killing remains a mystery. One theory is that the victim was targeted over gambling debts. A man tries the door at the Beer & Wine Market in Hawaiian Gardens, ...

Marley Coffee Lends Support to Lightning in a Bottle Festival
LOS ANGELES, May 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Marley Coffee (OTCBB: JAMN.OB), a sustainably-grown, ethically-farmed and artisan-roasted gourmet coffee, today announced the company's sponsorship of the 7th Annual Lightning in a Bottle Festival, ...

LA County Home to 7 of State's Most Polluted Beaches
LOS ANGELES -- The water at 82 percent of Los Angeles County's beaches earned solid A or B grades in Heal the Bay's annual Beach Report Card, but many of the state's most polluted shores continue to be in the county. Last year, the Santa Monica-based ...

Watch This Creepy Face Transplant Video Celebrating UCLA's New Surgery Program
By Dennis Romero By Simone Wilson By Simone Wilson By Simone Wilson By Dennis Romero By Dennis Romero By Dennis Romero By Dennis Romero By Simone Wilson By Tessa Stuart By Dennis Romero Fri., May 25 2012 at 7:00 AM Living in LA, you know someone, ...

Cajun fest spices up weekend
By Carissa Marsh Get ready to groove and grub: The Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival returns this Memorial Day weekend to deliver its zesty mash-up of booty-shakin' tunes and finger-lickin' food. Now in its 23rd year, the Cajun & Blues Festival is the ...

LAPD beefs up Memorial Day Weekend DUI checkpoints
By City News Service LOS ANGELES - With extra officers on the streets, Los Angeles police officers will conduct beefed-up patrols this Memorial Day Holiday Weekend and staff checkpoints in a campaign to make sure drivers are sober and properly licensed ...

5 face charges after 2000 pot plants seized near Long Beach
By City News Service Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Special Enforcement Bureau detectives seized the plants and arrested the five suspects after serving a search warrant at the 30000-square-foot warehouse in the 18700 block of South Susana ...

Fugitive in telemarketing scam nabbed
Newport Beach man fled country in 1999 after feds probed his telemarketing company that fleeced investors of more than $11 million. By GREG HARDESTY / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER A former Newport Beach man who was on the most wanted list of the FBI ...

Live Review: Brendan Benson Cleans LA's Dirty Soul
The Raconteurs co-frontman delivered songs from his 'What Kind of World' album at The Troubador. By Johnny Firecloud Brendan Benson returned to a warmly welcoming Los Angeles last week in a push for his most recent release What Kind of World, ...


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