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Los Angeles News 05/2012 (Page 2)



UCLA doctor focuses on children's health In new PBS series
By Tom Tugend For the first time in US history, the lifespans of today's children will be shorter than those of their parents, thanks to the American way of unhealthy living. So predicts Dr. Richard Jackson, chair of UCLA's Department of Environmental ...

From Bar Mitzvah to Yahrzeit, Breed Street Shul comes full circle
By Julie Gruenbaum Fax Diller Teen Fellows gather with Israeli teens and Boyle Heights teens in the refurbished Breed Street Shul for a multicultural exchange. Photos by Julie Gruenbaum Fax Milton “Muttie” Siegel celebrated his bar mitzvah in 1937 at ...

Police Seek Protesters Who Targeted Cops
By Melissa Pamer Hundreds of demonstrators, including a disabled veteran active in the Occupy movement, converged on the Van Nuys Government Center before joining thousands of Angelenos downtown in city-wide May Day rallies, the themes for which ranged ...

Pencil This In: David Sedaris at UCLA, Free Pizza in DTLA & A CalArts Showcase ...
Pencil This In: David Sedaris at UCLA, Free Pizza in DTLA & A CalArts Showcase ...

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“I would like to share the story of how 'Dorfman' came to be, in the very location where our mini-miracle occurred,” screenwriter Wendy Kout e-mailed last week. She insisted on meeting at the tiny block on Industrial Street, a revitalized strip in the ...

Lust, spectacle on a biblical scale: Why we love silent films
By Tom Tugend Sure, you've heard of old movies, but one highlight of this year's Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival reaches back 88 years, reviving the silent film “The Moon of Israel.” The revival fits right in with the rediscovery of the silent film ...

Magic Johnson, Peter Guber Introduced as New LA Dodgers Co-Owners
The ownership group held a press conference Wednesday morning at Dodger Stadium and shed light on plans for the franchise. "It is show business, it is entertainment," Guber said. Los Angeles Dodgers baseball legends including iconic announcer Vin ...

Charles Higham, Noted Film and Political Biographer, Dies at 81
The author profiled, often in controversial fashion, the likes of Errol Flynn, Howard Hughes, Katharine Hepburn and Orson Welles. Charles Higham, the prolific author of best-selling and sometimes controversial biographies of film stars and political ...

Judge throws out charge against Hollywood casting director
Jason James Murphy was being tried on a charge of concealing his sex offender status with an alias. The judge says Murphy did not conceal his full name from employers. By Harriet Ryan, Los Angeles Times A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge ...

Families of riot victims hope for closure someday
Who killed the first three victims of the violence? The LAPD reopened the case this year, but with little success so far. View looking south from Beverly Blvd. near La Brea Ave. toward Wilshire Blvd. Area near Miracle Mile district burns during the ...

LA County DA candidates square off in forum
Five of the six LA County district attorney candidates lay out their visions for the office. The sixth was out prosecuting a death penalty case. By Jack Leonard, Los Angeles Times Five of six candidates running for Los Angeles County district attorney ...

LA program offers healthcare for illegal restaurant workers
A restaurant workers' group and an LA clinic have partnered in a program to provide inexpensive healthcare coverage for illegal immigrants and other uninsured food service workers. By Anna Gorman, Los Angeles Times A restaurant workers' group and a Los ...

LA council seeks speed limit for skateboarders
Members order an ordinance to prohibit unsafe activity and limit riders to traveling at 25 mph. One goal is to end downhill 'bombing': riding at high speeds, sometimes while weaving in and out of traffic. Skateboarders ride down 14th Street in San ...

Study finds dramatic drops in LA beach pollution since 1970s
A USC study finds that concentrations of metal contaminants have fallen as much as 400-fold, compared with research from the 1970s, at popular LA beaches since the Clean Water Act became law. Dockweiller State Beach near LAX was among the Southern ...

State may delay USC deal on Los Angeles Coliseum
Officials seek more time to ensure that the proposal is the most beneficial to taxpayers. The action comes as the Coliseum Commission announces losses of more than $7 million since 2009. By Rong-Gong Lin II, Los Angeles Times The state appeared to be ...

Billionaire Eli Broad signals interest in buying LA Times
The issue arises with the pending release of Broad's book. He says in an interview that he would like to 'partner with others' to take control of the newspaper. Eli Broad briefly speculates on the future of the LA Times in his upcoming book, ...

'The Office''s Ed Helms to Release Debut Bluegrass Album (Exclusive)
Helms talks to THR about his Lonesome Trio band's in-the-works album, playing this weekend's Bluegrass Situation music fest in Los Angeles and why he supports TreePeople's mission to green the city. He's known worldwide as Andy Bernard on The Office ...

Other riot-related unsolved cases
Howard Epstein, 45, was shot and killed April 30, 1992, near Slauson and 7th avenues in Hyde Park. Epstein, who had flown from his Northern California home to check on his South Los Angeles metal manufacturing business, was struck in the head by a ...

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets: Complete Game 2 Review and Analysis
Kobe Bryant and Andrew Bynum carried the Lakers to victory Tuesday night against the Denver Nuggets. The present and future cornerstones of the franchise combined for 65 points on an efficient 27-49 shooting. The one-two punch was too much for the ...

Carson: Slain ICE agent's 14-year-old son charged with murder
By Larry Altman Staff Writer The shooting in the 19300 block of Broadacres Avenue was reported at 9:08 pm Wednesday, said Los Angeles County sheriff's Deputy Peter Gomez. The victim was declared dead at the scene, he said. (Google Map (click on map to ...

Fay Samulon, 95; Active and Giving All Her Life
Longtime Pacific Palisades resident Fay Samulon passed away on April 7 at the age of 95.''She moved with her husband, Henry, and two young sons to the El Medio bluffs neighborhood in 1956, where she lived until her passing.'' Born in Bern, Switzerland, ...

LAPD identifies suspect in May Day snare drum attack on officer
Los Angeles police said Thursday that they had arrested a 23-year-old transient in the "blindside" snare drum attack that injured a female officer during May Day protests. Brian Mendoza, 23, was booked Wesdnesday by Los Angeles Police Department ...

Chester Barrett, Longtime Palisadian & Businessman
Chester L. Barrett, a 55-year resident of Pacific Palisades, passed away April 13 at UCLA-Santa Monica Hospital of congestive heart failure. He had just celebrated his 89th birthday in February. Chet was born in Los Angeles to Tom and Hilda Barrett on ...

Veronica's View: Reflecting on the Civil Unrest and Pondering South Los ...
Veronica's View: Reflecting on the Civil Unrest and Pondering South Los ...

Weaver's hometown career culminates with no-hitter
By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jered Weaver, left, cries as he hugs his father Dave as his mother Gail, right, and his wife Kristin, left, look on after pitching aa no-hitter in their baseball game against the ...

Big Sunday weekend's bar mitzvah year
By Ryan Torok Its thirteenth year, Big Sunday, the Mitzvah Day that has grown into a full weekend of volunteer opportunities, takes place this weekend, May 4, 5 and 6. Last year some 50000 people showed up to participate in community service projects ...

Missing the bus
By Kevin Uhrich 05/03/2012 Today, political progressives are fighting a war on what many unfamiliar with America's various struggles for equality may not even realize is a raging civil rights battleground: mass transit. But this fight didn't begin with ...

NCIS: Los Angeles 3.21 'Touch of Death'
5-0 heads to the mainland with NCIS in search of a corrupt doctor with a deadly viral concoction. By Hilary Rothing Writer: Michele Fazekas, Tara Butters & R. Scott Gemmill On a Los Angeles bound flight from Hawaii, a flight attendant finds a dead ...

Watanabe, Kwoh Named KCET's APA 'Local Heroes'
KCET has announced its Local Heroes for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (May): Bill Watanabe and Stewart Kwoh. As part of its ongoing commitment to the diverse communities in Southern California, KCET, in collaboration with Union Bank, ...

Darryl Macdonald to receive inaugural “Friend of International Cinema Award ...
Darryl Macdonald to receive inaugural “Friend of International Cinema Award ...


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