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Judge invalidates Glassell Park charter school's lease
Seeking college classes on the site, a coalition had challenged the arrangement between the LA Community College District and the Alliance Environmental Science and Technology School. The Van de Kamp's school site in 2010. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles ...

Bird justice: Observer's vigilance protects downtown LA ravens
Marcos Saldana watched from work for years as a pair of ravens raised their young in a nest at the vacant Hall of Justice. But this year he became concerned that renovations could harm the protected birds. Ravens nest on a window sill of the vacant ...

LAUSD charter elementary with low test scores gets a reprieve
Academia Semillas del Pueblo, an LAUSD elementary charter school in El Sereno, teaches in three languages and has ambitious goals, but it narrowly escaped closure recently because of low test scores. Juana de la Cruz Farias, a teacher at Academia ...

Beck, civilian panel again at odds on shooting
A majority of the five-member Police Commission concludes that a detective who said he shot and killed a man last year was not believable. The chief determined that the shooting was within department policy. LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and the Police ...

Bruin Bites: Help Find Gavin Smith, Football Notes, Softball Picks Up Series ...
Bruin Bites: Help Find Gavin Smith, Football Notes, Softball Picks Up Series ...

Woman arrested in La Mirada school break-in
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputies investigate the attempted theft of 30-computers at Eastwood Elementary School in La Mirada on Monday May 7, 2012. Deputies were alerted near 3am when suspects attempted to steal computers from the school's media ...

LA jury deadlocks on death penalty for Azusa gang members in witness' murder
The District Attorney's Office is going to retry the penalty phase of a case involving two gang members convicted of executing an Azusa woman nearly three years ago in Pomona. A Los Angeles jury last week was unable to reach a death penalty verdict for ...

Closing set in ex-deputy's torture trial
Jurors have listened to and viewed graphic testimony and evidence in the trial of Robert McClain, who faces multiple felony counts, including torture, mayhem, kidnap and sexual assault. 52% off! $10 for a Five 24 oz. Classic Smoothie Punch Card at ...

Spaulding Roundup - More Scrimmage Notes
by Patroclus on May 7, 2012 2:00 PM PDT in Football While the Bruins finished their Spring Practices on Saturday evening at the Rose Bowl, there is still plenty coming out of the weekend for the state of UCLA Football. While the offense performed very ...

Cinco de Mayo, Born in the USA
A new book by David Hayes-Bautista, professor of medicine and director of the UCLA Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture, exploring the California origins of the Cinco de Mayo holiday was highlighted Friday by the Associated Press; ...

Breastfeeding complaint at LACMA prompts backlash
MIRACLE MILE, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A confrontation between a breastfeeding mother and a female employee at the LA County Museum of Art is creating a stir. Many are outraged that the mother was asked to cover up. In 1997, legislators spelled out that ...

Complaints about deputies not handled quickly, report says
Independent monitor says major LA,. County sheriff's stations took 101 days on average to forward complaints to headquarters. In general, though, complaints were investigated thoroughly, he says. Special counsel Merrick Bobb found that, in general, ...

Academy to screen classic films all summer long with 'Oscar Outdoors'
By Sandy Cohen (AP) Monday, May 7, 2012 10:44 PM LOS ANGELES (AP) — The film academy is opening an outdoor theater in Hollywood and inviting tourists and locals to enjoy movies there this summer. Academy president Tom Sherak unveiled the screening ...

Former restaurant site now part of Noguez investigation
Los Angeles County prosecutors are examining large property tax breaks extended to the owners of the Old Spaghetti Factory parcel in Hollywood as part of an influence-peddling investigation of Assessor John Noguez. Los Angeles County Assessor John ...

Neighbors resist proposed assisted-living facility
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (KABC) -- They are fathers, mothers, grandparents and even great-grandparents, and they need 24-hour care. But people living in a Hollywood neighborhood just off trendy Melrose Avenue say they already have too many elderly-care ...

Is this “The Year of the Neighborhood" for LA?
RETHINKINGLA - Writer Dorothy Parker once described Los Angeles as 72 suburbs in search of a city. Since then the number has grown to almost 100, reflecting LA's robust diversity and the fact that Angelenos tend to identify more with their neighborhood ...

Los Angeles Dodgers rout San Francisco Giants 9-1
AP May 08--LOS ANGELES -- Throughout a dreadful defensive stretch early in the season, manager Bruce Bochy maintained the Giants would get better in the field. They instead have gotten worse, and it continues to cost them. The Los Angeles Dodgers took ...

Villaraigosa Seeks $10 Boost for Variety of Parking Fines
The city would collect about $40 million a year more than during Villaraigosa's first year in office, much of it from street-sweeping violations that leave many residents fuming. A ticket for a street-sweeping violation adorns the windshield of a car ...

Jury to get ex-deputy's torture case
By VIK JOLLY / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER SANTA ANA – The defense will present its closing argument Tuesday in the trial of a former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy accused of physically, sexually and emotionally assaulting his wife and her ...

Photos: LA Clippers Beat Memphis Grizzlies 101-97 in Overtime
The Los Angeles Clippers beat the Memphis Grizzlies 101-97 in overtime at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Monday, May 7, 2012. The Clippers now lead the series 3-1. Los Angeles Clippers Blake Griffin and Chris Paul celebrate at midcourt after Paul ...

Christopher Russell — Los Angeles
In a collection of photographs etched with intricate designs, artist Christopher Russell creates exquisite and alluring works through the use of photography, bookmaking, writing, drawing, and digital–media printmaking. Russell's art investigates “the ...

Family of missing West Hills studio exec establishes website
The family of missing 20th Century Fox distribution executive and former UCLA basketball player Gavin Smith today established a website, findgavinsmith.com, to help the efforts to locate him. WEST HILLS - The family of missing 20th Century Fox ...

Former Glendale Councilman John Drayman indicted on charges that he embezzled ...
Former Glendale Councilman John Drayman indicted on charges that he embezzled ...

Gavin Smith Disappearance: Family Seeks Answers in Disappearance of Fox Exec ...
Gavin Smith Disappearance: Family Seeks Answers in Disappearance of Fox Exec ...

Sundance Institute Selects 13 Projects for June Directors and Screenwriters Labs
Los Angeles, CA — Sundance Institute today announced the 13 projects selected for its annual June Directors and Screenwriters Labs, taking place at the Sundance Resort in Utah from May 28 through June 28. Under the leadership of Michelle Satter, ...

Senate Confirms Nguyen For 9th Circuit Judgeship
By JONNY BONNER (CN) - The US Senate voted 91-3 yesterday to confirm President Obama's nomination of Judge Jacqueline Nguyen, a federal trial court judge, to serve on the Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. Nguyen, 46, will fill a new ...

Community Notes From the Mom Zone: Growing a Family and a Community
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - Our son, Alexander, was born at California Hospital Medical Center on Grand Avenue in 2010. We are proud to say that he is a native of Downtown Los Angeles. I met my husband, also Alexander, a few blocks north of the hospital at ...

Community Notes From the Mom Zone: Exploring the City Wonderland
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - Some people like Downtown Los Angeles because it seems “edgy” and “mysterious.” One Downtown mom once had a different take: She told me that Downtown's “edgy” reality is interrupted when an elevator door opens and a neighborhood ...

L.A.'s Best Body Painters Explain Their Secrets
By Jessica P. Ogilvie Tue., May 8 2012 at 2:30 PM While plenty of people walk around Los Angeles in various states of undress, not many know what it's like to show up somewhere clothed only in paint. But body painting is alive and well in our fair city ...

From the Indecency of Prejudice, the Narratives of "Camp Logan" at LATC ...
From the Indecency of Prejudice, the Narratives of "Camp Logan" at LATC ...


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