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Los Angeles News 05/2012 (Page 17)



Could the Winter Classic be Coming to L.A.?
Los Angeles Dodgers President Stan Kasten is interested in the possibility of hosting the NHL Winter Classic. By Ed Miller It's often said that there is no easier job than that of a meteorologist who works in Los Angeles. The weather is practically the ...

Report: LAPD Dispatch System Repaired
By Jason Kandel Several weeks ago, NBC4?s Robert Kovacik released an exclusive report detailing LAFD response time lapses after a new deployment plan was implemented. Mayor Villaraigosa and Fire Chief Brian Cummings responded, and NBCLA has further ...

Graduating senior Selina Stasi brings a whole new approach to fitness at UCLA
By Claudia Luther May 25, 2012 Category: Campus News, Student Affairs Skateboards abound on UCLA's hilly campus, as do kick scooters and, of course, bikes. But when graduating senior Selina Stasi takes a fast turn around Wilson Plaza on her inline ...

Jessica Jackley, Kathleen Sibelius among prominent UCLA commencement speakers
By Claudia Luther May 25, 2012 Category: Campus News Entrepreneur Jessica Jackley and US Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sibelius are among the prominent speakers delivering remarks at UCLA's various commencement ceremonies, ...

LAUSD Maverick Principal Celebrates Centennial
During the whirlwind social-political revolution of the 1970's, Los Angeles Unified School Districts were pushed and prodded toward racial integration. The push was not always welcomed; some measures, such as mandatory busing of students from poorer ...

David Chang at UCLA: Umami Reverse Engineering + The Joy of MSG
By Amy Scattergood Fri., May 25 2012 at 12:49 PM So what did David Chang pass around at last night's UCLA science and food lecture? After Rene Redzepi handed out seaweed ice cream at the previous lecture, expectations were perhaps higher than they'd be ...

Welcome, USS Iowa
By Alysia Gray Painter The USS Iowa leaves Richmond for the Port of Los Angeles on Saturday, May 26; the WWII battleship is set to open as a museum later this summer. Certainly the history of World War II is the history of a great many starts and stops ...

'Idol' moves toward lower payouts for runners-up
By AP LOS ANGELES (AP) - Coming in second on "American Idol" may still be a path to superstardom, but it no longer offers guaranteed paychecks worthy of the next pop idol or rock star. Wednesday night's runner-up, 16-year-old Jessica Sanchez, ...

SoCal Gets $58M Homeland Security Grant
By Jason Kandel Two potentially explosive packages that turned up on overseas cargo flights to the US raise questions. Were they really intended to do harm, or were they part of someone's test. Answers may be elusive. We're learning the city is getting ...

West Hollywood to defend councilman if he is charged over expenses
The district attorney's office is investigating John Duran, who charged more than $7000 in meals to his city credit card over three years. Duran says all the meals were related to city business. By Hailey Branson-Potts, Los Angeles Times The West ...

Exposition Park program guides students to colleges
EXPOSITION PARK, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- They may be from a tough neighborhood but that's not stopping dozens of local students from graduating from high school and going on to USC, Harvard and other colleges. The Neighborhood Academic Initiative works ...

Hairston returns from DL to start Friday's game
By Ken Gurnick / MLB.com | 05/25/12 10:08 PM ET LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers activated utilityman Jerry Hairston from the 15-day disabled list Friday, and he was scheduled to play third base against the Astros. The club placed Justin Sellers on the ...

Differing views heard at meeting over expanding Pomona school board and ...
Differing views heard at meeting over expanding Pomona school board and ...

Former LA County appraiser is arraigned
Scott Schenter is charged with unlawfully lowering property values by $172 million, allegedly to secure campaign contributions from the owners for Assessor John Noguez. He pleads not guilty. Scott Schenter slashed assessments of properties on the ...

Fewer than one in four kids in county with Medi-Cal get dental care
By Emily Bazar CHCF Center for Health Reporting Isabel Lopez shows her daughter Itzel Garcia's teeth on May 2, 2012 at their home in Hollywood. The seven-year-old had to wait four months with an aching mouth before her mother and an advocate were ...

State auditor's office subpoenas Vernon financial records
The office, which rarely uses its subpoena power, is conducting a probe of contracts, bond issuances, salaries and other financial matters in Vernon. By Sam Allen, Los Angeles Times State officials have issued a subpoena to the city of Vernon as part ...

At Clifton's Cafeteria, someone left a light on. For 77 years.
During renovations of the Broadway eatery, a neon lamp that was switched on during the Great Depression is found behind a partition. The owner estimates it's generated more than $17000 in electric bills. Andrew Meieran, owner of Clifton's Cafeteria, ...

Angeles National Forest land burned in Station fire reopens
By Beige Luciano-Adams and Jason Wells, Los Angeles Times Nature enthusiasts will have something to celebrate this Memorial Day weekend after roughly 41000 acres in Angeles National Forest that were closed in the wake of the Station fire reopen to the ...

Prosecution of false accuser in rape case seen as difficult
The woman was a teen when she said a football star assaulted her at a Long Beach high school. Legal experts said it could also be hard for the school district to recover money from a settlement it made. A tear runs down the cheek of former Long Beach ...

Dental care for underprivileged children in LA County problematic
By Emily Bazar, CHCF Center for Health Reporting Isabel Lopez shows her daughter Itzel Garcia's teeth on May 2, 2012 at their home in Hollywood. The seven-year-old had to wait four months with an aching mouth before her mother and an advocate were ...

DODGERS NOTEBOOK: Hairston activated; Sellers on DL
By JP Hoornstra, Staff Writer LOS ANGELES - When Guggenheim Baseball Management took ownership of the Dodgers, there was talk of upgrading the home clubhouse but no specific mention of installing a revolving door. But there it stands, the lockers on ...

Starmedia congratulates Vic Perez, Concert Director Awardee
To those in biz, Vic Perez' name is synonymous with some of the biggest and most successful concerts to have been staged in Los Angeles and other key cities in the US. He is a concert director, publicist and marketing whiz who has directed the biggest ...

ATF investigation claims weapons, narcotics trafficking in...
ATF investigation claims weapons, narcotics trafficking in...

Guerrier shut down as elbow gets no better
By Ken Gurnick / MLB.com | 05/25/12 10:08 PM ET LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers reliever Matt Guerrier has been shut down again in a renewed attempt to resolve inflammation in his right elbow flexor tendon. Guerrier, on the disabled list, ...

Reeves Nelson v. TIME, Inc.: A Potential Looming Disaster for UCLA Basketball
by Nestor on May 26, 2012 6:49 AM PDT in Basketball As Tydides wrote earlier the recent lawsuit filed by Reeves Nelson has generated a lot of passionate and emotional back and forth here on BruinsNation. For those who haven't seen the pleadings yet, ...

Chevy Avalanche Road Trip: That's a Wrap
We've finished our drive across the country last week with a new Chevy Avalanche with a full load of college dorm furniture, luggage, and a lot of clothing. Our final day on the road was spent running across the board of Utah, touching a sliver of ...

Jazzy Jam Pasadena Festival to Feature Tributes to Donna Summer, Whitney ...
Jazzy Jam Pasadena Festival to Feature Tributes to Donna Summer, Whitney ...

NBA Dreams: D-League Tryouts Held In Los Angeles
Some may feel that playing in the NBA is only a dream, but NBA hopefuls took an opportunity to potentially make that dream a reality. The NBA Development League began to hold its annual tryouts, and made its first of four stops on May 12th in Los ...

Calif. schools expand lessons via computer
AP LOS ANGELES — LOS ANGELES (AP) - Math is so popular at Ritter Elementary School in Watts that kids arrive before the morning bell and line up to do extra work before class, but it's not the subject that's the real attraction as much as the method ...

USS Iowa Begins Final Voyage To Port Of Los Angeles
RICHMOND (CBS) — The USS Iowa left the Port of Richmond Saturday morning for Los Angeles where it will become a floating museum. Robert Kent, president of the Pacific Battleship Center in Los Angeles, told KCBS' Anna Duckworth, the delay in towing the ...


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