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Los Angeles News 05/2012 (Page 3)



Jury deadlocks on death penalty for Azusa gang members in witness' murder
By Brian Day, SGVN A Los Angeles jury was unable to reach a death penalty verdict for two gang members convicted of executing an Azusa woman nearly three years ago in retaliation for her testimony in a fellow gang member's trial for murder, ...

Updating historical San Gabriel pageant will take some doing
The 'Mission Play' was wildly popular in the early 20th century. It was full of stereotypes, but some Indian performers have fond memories. The adapter aims to depict diverse groups more authentically. Photos from the "Mission Play" are displayed as ...

The intertwining lives of a man and his San Francisco neighborhood
San Francisco's Tenderloin is a work in progress, much like photographer Mark Ellinger, who had success, lost it to drugs, and is piecing his life back together by finding beauty amid decay. Mark Ellinger adjusts his camera to photograph some of his ...

Hollywood parcel gained in value as its property taxes were slashed
A campaign fundraiser for LA County Assessor John Noguez successfully lobbied to lower the assessment on a Hollywood retail property. Weeks later, it sold for three times the assessed amount. The 1924 building at 5939 W. Sunset Blvd. was last used as ...

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy can develop in athletes without concussions
LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Whether on a high school football field or an NFL stadium, doctors say just one hit to a player is enough for serious brain damage. When heads collide, think of the brain as something with the consistency of three-day-old Jello in ...

Free Rec & Parks!
LA WATCHDOG - The Department of Recreation and Parks is like the Frank McCourt owned Dodgers: a great franchise with a major league jerk for an owner. Our Department of Recreation and Parks administers over 15700 acres of parkland, including 4282 acres ...

LA Courts: Less Justice for the Poor?
JUSTICE - The Van de Kamps Coalition (VDK Coalition) has been locked in a two-year environmental lawsuit against the owner of the Van de Kamps site – the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD). After a February incident in the VDK Coalition's ...

The Fur is Flying at LA's Animal Services
MAILANDER MUSINGS - The Mayor of Los Angeles oversees the business of four million souls. But the city department known as Los Angeles Animal Services is commissioned to oversee the lives of literally hundreds of millions of critters who happen to nest ...

Here's Why We're Not Finding Real Solutions to LA Homelessness
THE CITY - One might think from reading the Los Angeles Times recent coverage of the plight of the homeless in Los Angeles that the City would be mobilized to seek out and implement strategies to reduce homelessness. Notwithstanding the sad reality ...

Slain Carson ICE agent's 14-year-old son arrested in shooting
By Larry Altman Staff Writer Scene at 19300 block of Broadacres Ave. in Carson where an ICE agent was shot and killed, allegedly by his young son Wednesday night. (Robert Casillas/Staff Photographer) Scene at 19300 block of Broadacres Ave. in Carson ...

San Onofre nuclear plant may resume partial service in June
Southern California Edison says the plant may have to run at a reduced capacity forever. The plant was shut down three months ago because steam generator tubes began leaking radioactive steam. The south-facing side of the containment domes at the San ...

BizFed survey finds optimism
By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor Los Angeles County business owners and executives report they are more optimistic about the economy this year. But plans for significant expansion or hiring are on hold over concerns about rising taxes, ...

Social Enterprise Academy brings together theory and practice in business world
By SUZY STRUTNER During fall quarter, UCLA economics professor Andrew Atkeson envisioned a class that would give students a chance to apply classroom lessons in the real business world. With the help of three students, Atkeson spent last fall ...

Kings top Blues again, move 1 win from Western Conference finals
Doughty has goal and two assists as LA dominates St. Louis in every facet of the game, takes a 3-0 series lead. By Andrew Knoll, Correspondent Los Angeles Kings center Mike Richards, right, scores on St. Louis Blues goalie Brian Elliott during the ...

New Spanish Television Network Launches in the US - TVC+Latino
Los Angeles, CA, May 04, 2012 --(PR.com)-- TVC+Latino is a new entertainment channel that represents a joint venture between PCTV, the leader in the production and distribution of cable television in Mexico, and Frontera Television Networks (FTN), ...

Court Fight Over Cult Horror Film Sequel
By MATT REYNOLDS LOS ANGELES (CN) - Renaissance Pictures claims in Federal Court that a Connecticut company is trying to develop an unauthorized fourth installment of Sam Raimi's cult horror flick, "Evil Dead." Renaissance Pictures sued Award Pictures ...

MMRGlobal Launches MyMedicalRecords Personal Health Record at Mickey Fine Pharmacy
LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/04/12 -- MMRGlobal, Inc. (OTCBB: MMRF) ("MMR"), a leading provider of Personal Health Records ("PHRs"), MyEsafeDepositBox storage solutions and electronic document management and imaging systems for healthcare ...

Erin Brockovich Returns to Big Screen in Water Doc
May the force be with you. A pun on the line has now become a … LOS ANGELES (AP) - Erin Brockovich has long been a champion for clean water. Her efforts to sue Pacific Gas & Electric for polluting the water supply of a California town were adapted ...

LA Dodgers sign Bobby Abreu after outfielder cut from Angels
By Jay Cohen, AP Sports Writer This is a 2012 photo of Bobby Abreu of the Los Angeles Angels baseball team. This image reflects the Los Angeles Angels active roster as of Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012 when this image was taken. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) (Morry ...

Carson teen accused of killing ICE agent father may be tried as adult
By Larry Altman Staff Writer The body of an ICE agent killed by a single shot fired into his home Wednesday night is removed by officials on Thursday, May 3, 2012 in Carson, Calif. The victim has been identified by US Immigration and Customs ...

LA City Council confirms Alan Skobin's appointment to the Fire Commission
By Rick Orlov, Staff Writer Taking on the culture of the Los Angeles Fire Department, the City Council on Friday confirmed the appointment of Alan Skobin to the Fire Commission. Skobin, 59, served on the Los Angeles Police Commission for the past nine ...

Broken Glasses: Experts Try to Save 3D from the Theaters Themselves
Disastrous screenings of The Avengers raise serious questions over how much trouble 3D technology is worth. By Fred Topel This is not a story about pros and cons for 3D. This is about when the new technology malfunctions so badly that it cannot even ...

Echo Park Mental Health Facility Patients Sought
By Olsen Ebright Police are assisting in the search for two men who were reported missing from a mental health facility in the Echo Park area of Los Angeles. James Sheppard and Christopher Bednar left Gateways Hospital and Mental Health Center, ...

Sweat equity in the American dream
Dozens of languages are spoken at a Hollywood gym's sauna that serves as a cross-cultural exchange post. By Sam Quinones, Los Angeles Times The coolest place in Hollywood is a sauna inside the health center at El Centro and Selma that's been around ...

West Hollywood councilman's meal expenses invite scrutiny
Receipts show that over a three-year period, City Councilman John Duran spent more than $7000 at local restaurants. Los Angeles County prosecutors are examining whether those meals violated California law. West Hollywod City Councilman John Duran, ...

Son charged in slaying of ICE agent
Prosecutors will seek to have the 14-year-old tried as an adult in the killing of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent Myron W. Chisem at their Carson home. ICE agents salute as the flag-draped body of fellow agent Myron W. Chisem is removed from ...

Black Riders Liberation Party Says Authorities Targeted Its Headquarters After ...
Black Riders Liberation Party Says Authorities Targeted Its Headquarters After ...

20th Century Fox Executive Missing for Three Days
Gavin Smith, who has worked in Fox's distribution department for almost 18 years, has not been heard from since Tuesday. A Los Angeles-based executive with 20th Century Fox has been missing for several days, prompting the studio to enlist law ...

NHL: Blues not surprised by confident Kings
AP Kings goalie Jonathan Quick has resembled an immoveable object during the postseason. (Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press) EL SEGUNDO - For 65 scoreless minutes on March 22, the Los Angeles Kings matched powerful St. Louis in a tight-checking, ...

Workers say 350 tons of evidence is missing in toxic building case
Orange County employees who blame their illnesses on a tainted building say potentially contaminated soil has been hauled away. A judge says it's too late to impose a restraining order. Employees at the Social Services Agency building in Santa Ana ...


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