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Jeffrey Foskett keeps the Beach Boys reunion in harmony
As the Beach Boys tour comes to the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday, the man standing between Brian Wilson and Mike Love on stage, Jeffrey Foskett, is a key player. Jeffrey Foskett, center, perfoms with Beach Boy Brian Wilson, left, during the legendary ...

Behold! A $650 Set of Candy Bars Inspired By Girl Scout Cookies
It's the tale of when Girl Scout Cookies met the mighty candy bar...and its debut set sold for $650 at a Beverly Hills Auction held at Galerie Micheal. It sounds a little nutty (or chocolatey) but it's true: While the limited edition Nestlé Crunch Girl ...

Tuesday's LA County election introduces 'top two' runoff system
LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles County voters will go to the polls Tuesday to cast ballots in local, state and national political races, as well as on two statewide ballot initiatives and several local initiatives. Without a high-stakes presidential primary ...

USS Iowa makes its way into berth at Port of Los Angeles under watchful eyes
By Donna Littlejohn, Staff Writer The USS Iowa is on open water for the last time Saturday, June 2, 2012 as she is tugged to Berth 51 at the Port of Los Angeles, where she will be restored before taking her final place at Berth 89 and becoming a museum ...

Van Halen at Staples Center: Concert Review
What David Lee Roth has lost in vocal range he compensated for with his much-missed stage shtick. Add a smiling and reinvigorated Eddie Van Halen, and the sheer entertainment value in undeniable. The (mostly) reunited band pleases the hometown crowd ...

Noguez Takes Leave Of Absence From Clouded Assessor Position
Los Angeles County Assessor John Noguez today informed the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors that he intends to take a leave of absence from his position as County Assessor. His leave will commence upon the Board of Supervisors' recommendation ...

Disbarred attorney calls for voters to unseat incumbent LA County...
Disbarred attorney calls for voters to unseat incumbent LA County...

UCLA baseball: Plutko comes up big for Bruins -- Ace throws shutout in ...
UCLA baseball: Plutko comes up big for Bruins -- Ace throws shutout in ...

Column: Dodgers may not be wonder, but Vinny is
By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist FILE - In this April 15, 2012, file photo, veteran Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully poses in the press box, his first game appearance since illness forced him to miss the first home games of the season, ...

Stalled Grand Avenue development may get a second look
Proposal to transform the downtown street into the Champs Elysees of LA foundered in the recession. Developer is revising plans to get the project off the ground. Developers had hoped to build a large mixed-use complex featuring high-rise buildings ...

Jewelry Designer Irene Neuwirth Planning Surprise for Johnny Depp at CFDA Awards
Los Angeles-based jewelry designer Irene Neuwirth can't wait to attend the Council of Fashion Designers of America Fashion Awards on Monday night in New York. Neuwirth, who's nominated for the Swarovski Accessory Design Award, is bringing her boyfriend ...

Friend says Giants fan was attacked from behind
AP LOS ANGELES - A friend of the San Francisco Giants fan who was brutally attacked outside Dodger Stadium chillingly testified this week that he and Bryan Stow were the victims of an unprovoked sneak attack. At a preliminary hearing in a Los Angeles ...

Stay or go? Some towns are eyeing retreat from sea
By AP LOS ANGELES (AP) — Years of ferocious storms have threatened to gnaw away the western tip of a popular beachfront park two hours drive north of Los Angeles. Instead of building a 500-foot-long wooden defense next to the pier to tame the tide, ...

San Diego's potholes are a major mayoral campaign issue
Everyone agrees San Diego's streets are a mess, and the voters are angry about it. So the mayoral hopefuls have made street repair a top campaign promise. Potholes like this one in downtown San Diego have become a major campaign issue in the city's ...

Big names coming to Pomona, San Bernardino
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival veteran Franz Ferdinand has booked an Aug. 14 gig at the Glass House in Pomona. Doors open at 8 pm for the Glasgow, Scotland group known for hits such as 2004's "Take Me Out" and 2005's "Do You Want To" and ...

Slaying of Idaho football's Ken McRoyal a sad end to a turnaround story
Carson High grad Ken McRoyal's future was looking bright after some difficult years. A gunshot ended it all. Kenesha McRoyal, left, one of Ken McRoyal's sisters, and his girlfriend, Latrese Williams, hug during a service at Mission Ebenezer Family ...

Montebello councilman took campaign donation from key figure in assessor probe
By Bethania Palma Markus, Correspondent MONTEBELLO - A political fixer with ties to the brewing scandal in the Los Angeles County Assessor's Office donated $5000 to City Councilman Jack Hadjinian, according to campaign finance reports obtained by this ...

Forensics expert pokes hole in Pasadena cops' account of McDade shooting
By Brian Charles, SGVN PASADENA - A world renowned forensic pathologist said facts presented by the autopsy of a man shot to death by Pasadena police officers contradicts the official account of his slaying. Dr. Cyril Wecht reviewed a report on the ...

Environmental groups, state conservancies say Whittier oil project could open ...
Environmental groups, state conservancies say Whittier oil project could open ...

Around the Valley: June 3
The next regularly scheduled meeting will take place at 7 pm June 18 at the City Hall Council Chambers, 8838 E. Valley Blvd. Los Angeles County residents can legally dispose of scrap tires during a Waste Tire Recycling Event at the Whittier Narrows ...

Firefighters mopping up Glendora brush fire
A Los Angeles County Fire Department helicopter drops water on an an 8-acre brush fire just north of the 210 Freeway in Glendora on Saturday, May 2, 2012. (Staff photo by Watchara Phomicinda) GLENDORA - Firefighters late Saturday had all but ...

UCLA Athletes to Diddy -- Keep Your Millions, Your Son Justin Earned His ...
UCLA Athletes to Diddy -- Keep Your Millions, Your Son Justin Earned His ...

Police say 'teardrop rapist' has returned
(CNN) — Police say he strikes in the early morning hours, often before the sun comes up, and his method is usually the same. While on foot, he approaches his female victims, many of them minors, as they walk alone to school or wait at a bus stop, ...

Should UCLA's Anderson B-School Go Private?
By Larry Gerston With resources stretched to the limit and then some, UCLA's Anderson School of Management is considering a move to go private, or "self-sufficient" in the words of officials. The change will be voted on by a faculty committee on June 7 ...

NBA Rumors: Lakers Want to Pair Up Kobe Bryant and Andre Iguodala?
Over the past year, a select few players have consistently been mentioned as ones that the Los Angeles Lakers could look to target. A couple of them are unquestionable game-changers and would instantly alter the squad's makeup: Dwight Howard and Deron ...

Baby Boomer Expo Comes To Town
LOS ANGELES—The 2012 Golden Future 50+ Senior Expo is back, and back in style! Not only will amazing free services be offered, but attendees can expect informative and helpful talks on a wide variety of social and health topics, and even those seeking ...

$190000 settlement goes to parents of girl, 15, who died from Ecstasy overdose ...
$190000 settlement goes to parents of girl, 15, who died from Ecstasy overdose ...

Austin Beutner: We owe it to ourselves to ask mayoral hopefuls tough questions
By Austin Beutner Los Angeles is a special place -- blessed with diversity and many unique neighborhoods, which together make one of the greatest cities in the world. Los Angeles has a bright future, but it will only realize its potential if city ...

Despite stumbles, an addict keeps a valued friend
In 2004, Judge Spencer Letts gave Michael Banyard a new chance at life — and became his mentor. With Letts' help, Banyard has found an unexpected source of strength. Michael Banyard, right, who is in the men's discipleship program at the Dream Center ...

Tim Grobaty: Foodie Russ Parsons knows how to pick 'em
By Tim Grobaty, Columnist Russ Parsons is food editor and columnist for the Los Angeles Times and author of two books, "How to Read a French Fry" and "How to Pick a Peach." He lives in Long Beach. Q: Do people get nervous when they have you over for ...


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