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Los Angeles News 05/2012 (Page 7)



Venice: Students and educators rally against eliminating adult education
By Gary Walker Waving signs and chanting slogans, hundreds of supporters of adult education held a rally in front of Venice High School May 5 to protest looming budget cuts to programs for adult schools. The protest comes during the month where Los ...

UCLA Football: Coach Jim Mora's Efforts To Pare Down the Roster
by AHMB on May 10, 2012 6:00 AM PDT in Football If you followed UCLA recruiting this offseason, you are aware that Coach Mora and his staff signed a few more players than there are available scholarships. Although it is normal for coaches to do so, ...

Banged Up Clippers Head Back to Staples Center After Game 5 Loss
By Jonathan Lloyd Caron Butler #5 of the Los Angeles Clippers is dejected about an offical's call during the game against the Memphis Grizzlies. The LA Clippers wanted to head to the second round of the NBA playoffs Wednesday night with a win over the ...

South LA Residents To Protest USC's Expansion Plans
LOS ANGELES (CBS) — South Los Angeles residents are expected to protest the University of Southern California's expansion plans at city hall Thursday morning. USC is seeking to house an additional 5400 hundred students and build 250 faculty housing ...

Rescuer: Woman Tried to Get Back in Pickup After Fiery Crash
By Jonathan Lloyd Flames from a pickup truck after the driver crashed it into a utility pole on Ventura Boulevard. Ventura Boulevard will remain closed to traffic near Universal City Thursday morning until crews can repair damage caused by a pickup ...

Time Warner Cable Sports Unveils Regional Sports Networks' Launch Plans
Time Warner Cable Sports today unveiled launch plans for the company's two new regional sports networks debuting on October 1, 2012 to serve Southern California-area sports fans. The networks, brandedTime Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable ...

LA Parking Cop Who Made Porn on Duty Loses Appeal
An LA parking officer who challenged his dismissal for appearing in a porn movie while on duty has lost his appeal and will not be permitted to return to his job with the city. By Joel Grover and Chris Henao NBC4 LA exposé prompts city investigation of ...

Playoff success for Lakers, Clippers and Kings a win for downtown businesses
By Dana Bartholomew, Staff Writer Lakers fans enjoy a drink at El Cholo Mexican Restaurant before a Laker playoff game at the Staples Center on Tuesday, May 7, 2012. (Andy Holzman/Daily News Staff Photographer) Jake Tholen is a cook at Felming's Prime ...

In Blow to LA's NFL Hopes, Minnesota Vikings Land New Stadium Deal
Los Angeles' hope of landing an NFL franchise suffered a blow Thursday when the Minnesota Vikings secured a deal for a new stadium and lease that would bind the team to the Gopher State for decades. With their lease on their outdated Metrodome having ...

CBS Sues ABC Over 'Big Brother'-Type Reality Show 'Glass House'
CBS has followed through on its threat last week to bring a legal action against ABC over the planned reality show Glass House. CBS believes the show is a ripoff of its Big Brother and is being produced by a team that formerly worked on the ...

President Obama's event at George Clooney's house will tie up streets in ...
President Obama's event at George Clooney's house will tie up streets in ...

LA Startups Face Santa Monica Shark Tank
Los Angeles tech startups get five minutes to pitch their business idea to investors at today's LA Demo Day event in Santa Monica. (Think ABC's "Shark Tank," but with apps instead of baked goods or baby gadgets.) Twenty companies will demonstrate their ...

Spectrum Club's Toni Brown fights ALS as it weakens her body but not...
Spectrum Club's Toni Brown fights ALS as it weakens her body but not...

Body Found in Angeles National Forest Is Not Missing 20th Century Fox Executive
From LR: A photograph of Gavin Smith released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department; Smith celebrating with the UCLA basketball team after winning the 1975 national championship. UPDATED: Gavin Smith was last seen May 1 leaving a family ...

Kemp underscores Dodgers' drafting philosophy
By Ken Gurnick / MLB.com | 05/10/12 7:08 PM ET LOS ANGELES -- The team that had Major League Baseball's first African-American ballplayer, and now its first African-American owner, presents franchise anchor Matt Kemp as a prominent example that the ...

Man's body found on the side of Angeles Crest Highway
By Brian Day and Lauren Gold, SGVN Officials shut down both directions of Angeles Crest Highway north of La Canada Flintridge early Thursday as homicide detectives investigated the discovery of a man's body. California Highway Patrol officials ...

Metrolink plans to raise fares up to 9%
The commuter rail service faces a $13-million deficit that it attributes to a 78% increase in fuel prices, a labor agreement that increased costs for the railroad's contractors and other factors. Passengers leave a Metrolink train at Union State in Los ...

With her child's birth, an adoptee discovers a priceless bond
Abandoned in Korea and arriving in the US at 2 not knowing how to hug, a mother who had feared that detachment was part of her nature takes joy in her infant son. Los Angeles Times reporter Corina Knoll, born in Korea and adopted by a white couple in ...

LA County assessor backs bill inspired by probe of his office
Assemblyman wants to block campaign contributions by tax agents. Probe of Assessor John Noguez involves alleged tax breaks for prominent campaign donors. LA County Assessor John Noguez supports a bill sponsored by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) ...

Clippers will try again to oust Grizzlies
LOS ANGELES – The Clippers could have earned some much-needed rest with a victory against the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday in Game 5 of their playoff series. Instead, they lost, 92-80, forcing the series back to Staples Center for Game 6 on Friday ...

No solid leads in disappearance of movie executive
Gavin Smith, who distributed such hits as 'Titanic' and 'Avatar,' has been missing since May 1. Authorities stress that they have no evidence of foul play. Gavin Smith, an executive at 20th Century Fox, inexplicably missed a school pickup for his ...

Men, women in blue honored with LAPD's highest awards
By Christina Villacorte, Staff Writer Chief of Police Charlie Beck applauds the 15 LAPD officers who received one of the highest honors the department can award in either the Medal of Valor or the Purple Heart. The ceremonies featuring actress Jamie ...

LAWA supporters push back against Ontario
Ontario officials contend regaining local control of the airport could reverse a five-year trend that has seen passenger traffic increasingly drop. Officials from Los Angeles World Airports, which owns and operates ONT, said they believe the airport ...

For the sake of Sake -- Bistro, that is
By Michele E. Buttelman Foodie "We have some extraordinary talent in the kitchen," said Mark Oliver, owner of Sake Bistro & Sushi in Valencia. That's hardly hyperbole, it's more like an understatement. Executive Chef Robert Lia was executive chef of ...

University Students Get $200K For Clean Technology Startups
A group of university students from across the region were awarded a total of $200000 in prize money via a business plan competition for clean technology businesses being driven by the California Institute of Technology and other local institutions, ...

Gun Rights Activist Fires at Buy-Back Program
By MATT REYNOLDS LOS ANGELES (CN) - Gun buy back events in Los Angeles endanger lives and run "counter" to the Second Amendment right to bear arms, a man says in Federal Court. Bruce Boyer of the Sons of Liberty LA wants an injunction against the city ...

Marathon motivates Foshay students
By Jonathan Kendrick The sun rises slowly, its first rays gradually illuminating the paint-chipped exterior walls of James A. Foshay Learning Center in South Los Angeles. It's 6:30 am on a mid-March Saturday morning—not the usual time for students to ...

Another Challenge for Coach Mora: Developing NFL Talent
by tasser10 on May 11, 2012 8:00 AM PDT in Football That's pretty much the summary performance review we can give Coach Mora at this point in time, given the hires, the recruiting, the efforts to change the culture in practice, and the way he has ...

Hawkins Calls Central Basin Campaign Attacks 'Phony Political Advertising'
By Randy Economy and Jerry Bernstein Central Basin Water District Board incumbent Phil Hawkins went on the attack Monday taking on his two rivals for recent statements made in Los Cerritos Community Newspaper. Hawkins, a longtime Cerritos resident, ...

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Concert Picks: The Jezabels, Slam Donahue, Levels...


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