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Los Angeles News 06/2012 (Page 3)



LA County DA looking into raises given to ex-Cudahy city manager
Head of the Public Integrity Division says he's opened an inquiry into whether George Perez gave himself cost-of-living raises meant for rank-and-file employees. George Perez is the former city manager of Cudahy. “Every payment he received was with the ...

Angels confident despite 7-3 loss to Texas
Los Angeles Angels third baseman Mark Trumbo (44) slides under the tag of Texas Rangers catcher Mike Napoli (25) to score in the 5th inning Sunday at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. By BILL PLUNKETT / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER ANAHEIM – They didn't get the ...

2 men killed, 1 wounded in shooting at Pomona triplex
The shooting occurs just after 10:50 pm in the 700 block of East Columbia Avenue, an LA County fire dispatcher says. A bullet just misses two students. Greg Estel, 52, cleans up blood after three men were shot -- two fatally -- at a triplex in the 700 ...

Civil rights activist calls for end to San Bernardino killings
Civil-rights activist Eddie Jones Jr. is in San Bernardino this week to call for the arrest of those responsible for the city's recent homicides. "Why are killers on the streets when they should be incarcerated?" said Jones, president of the Los ...

California voters often don't know much about judicial candidates
Judges hold considerable sway over the lives of those in their courtrooms. But the average voter either has no clue how to assess judicial candidates or spends little time doing so. By Ashley Powers, Los Angeles Times For a sampling of what critics say ...

DA candidates take a nuanced view on crime-fighting
Several candidates in the race to replace Steve Cooley emphasize need for crime prevention and rehabilitation rather than simply locking offenders up. Inmates bide their time at the LA County Men's Central Jail. In a conspicuous shift from previous ...

Out-of-state colleges entice Californians
As budget cuts plague the UC and Cal State systems, colleges in nearby states put more effort into attracting students from California. “We are here to show you that there are options beyond the golden fence,” Gary Bednorz, a University of New Mexico ...

Gay coach sues Charter Oak Unified, alleging wrongful termination
Charter Oak High in Covina fired Mitch Stein as assistant water polo coach after administrators saw Facebook and Myspace photos of him with drag queens and, separately, pretending to bite a corn dog. Mitch Stein, who used to be an assistant water polo ...

Social Calendar: June 4
Members of Pasadena's Shakespeare Club present their annual scholarship awards luncheon. 11 am Shakespeare Club, 171 S. Grand Ave., Pasadena. $30. 626-793-5714. The Beverly Hills Bar Association, in association with the Beverly Hills Bar Foundation and ...

Attack mailers flood mailboxes as election day nears
Under the state's new voting system, the top two vote-getters regardless of party will face each other in November. A political analyst says the 'nastiest campaigns are between candidates who are closest ideologically.' Much of the campaign material ...

UCLA 13, CREIGHTON 5: Bruins baseball moves on to super regionals
By Sam Strong Special to the Daily News After losing to the top-seeded Bruins on Friday, the No. 4 seed Bluejays eliminated No. 2 seed San Diego and No. 3 seed New Mexico. Creighton jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning, ...

Proposal to make Anderson School of Management a self-supporting program ...
Proposal to make Anderson School of Management a self-supporting program ...

LA Kings to Face Devils in Game 3 at Staples Center
Maybe it's a life shaped by growing up on the farm -- governed by planting and feeding -- but Kings Coach Darryl Sutter often examines the playing schedule with near-obsessive precision, planning and adjusting. Especially now that their leisurely ...

Court Docs Reveal Speedy Police Work And Lucky Breaks In USC Shooting ...
Court Docs Reveal Speedy Police Work And Lucky Breaks In USC Shooting ...

Punk Rock Lawyer Joe Escalante Wants to Be a Judge
The former CBS business affairs executive and LA radio host is on the June 5 ballot to fill a vacancy on the Los Angeles Superior Court. Los Angeles music and radio fans might do a double take when they read their ballots in Tuesday's countywide ...

Five Things About Hope For Firefighters
The annual Hope for Firefighters event takes place Thursday, June 7. In addition to food and raffles, there will be muster games. DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - Many people are familiar with the annual Hope for Firefighters event. Now in its 15th year, ...

Rare bird caught inside plane from Taiwan
Authorities suspect failed animal-smuggling attempt but no one is arrested after flight arrives at LAX. By GREG HARDESTY / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER LOS ANGELES – A live songbird was discovered on a recent 10-hour flight from Taiwan in what ...

County Assessor Steps Down Amidst Corruption Probe
By Brian Addison Los Angeles County Assessor John Noguez informed the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors late last week that he intends to take a leave of absence from his position as County Assessor. The leave follows the call for him to step ...

E3 may move out of LA for 2013
by Alexander Sliwinski on Jun 4th 2012 12:28PM E3 may not be in its regular home at the Los Angeles Convention Center in 2013. The LA Times reports that the Entertainment Software Association, which puts together the annual mega expo, may move the show ...

Poll: Voters turn against high-speed rail plan
AP LOS ANGELES – A new poll finds California voters are experiencing buyers' remorse over a proposed $68 billion bullet train project, as the number of lawsuits against the rail system grows. Fifty-five percent of voters want to see the high-speed rail ...

Next DA Will Take on Major Shifts in Criminal Policy
By Jason Kandel The Los Angeles County District Attorney candidates, in alphabetical order, from top left, are: John Breault III, Bobby Grace, Alan Jackson, Jacquelyn Lacey, Danette Meyers, and Carmen Trutanich. Voters on Tuesday will pick the first ...

E3 Comes to LA- ZELDA Orchestra to the Greek Theatre
By Pablo Pereira - email The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses tour will hit Los Angeles during E3 taking place on June 6, 2012 at 8pm at the Greek Theatre. The name "Symphony of the Goddesses" refers not only to the concert program but also ...

MLB Analysis: Could Angels' Vernon Wells be the Next Wally Pipp?
The New York Yankees' Lou Gehrig, the original Iron Man, started his string of 2130 consecutive games by replacing ten-year veteran Wally Pipp at first base one day. The legend is that Pipp complained to Yankees manager Miller Huggins about a headache ...

City council committee briefed on environmental document for NFL stadium in ...
City council committee briefed on environmental document for NFL stadium in ...

Burglary suspect cuts off GPS tracker, walks away from Van Nuys courthouse
By Susan Abram, Staff Writer A registered sex offender who was arrested on suspicion of six local burglaries last year, cut off his GPS ankle tracker and walked away from a preliminary hearing, police said Monday. Perry Pemberton, 29, was wearing his ...

LA could resume controversial cleanup sweeps in skid row
County health department inspects a nine-block area and finds human waste, injection needles, condoms and a rat infestation in violation of health codes. TC Alexander, right, surrounded by his belongings on Towne Avenue. (Genaro Molina, Los Angeles ...

Tolls to Let Drivers Buy Their Way Into the Carpool Lanes
By Gordon Tokumatsu and Olga Spilewsky LA Metro and Caltrans are embarking on a one-year pilot program that will convert 11 miles of existing carpool lanes into toll lanes, allowing drivers to pay 25 cents to $1.40 per mile to avoid mind-numbing ...

Health dangers found on LA's Skid Row
By Christina Hoag, AP Writer In this April 14, 2006, file photo, a homeless woman seeks shelter under construction scaffolding in the Skid Row area of downtown Los Angeles. The city of Los Angeles is violating the county health code in its Skid Row ...

Brothers sentenced in scheme to defraud LA housing authority
Bennett and Diego Taracena each get a year and nine months stemming from a bribery case involving their older brother, a former housing authority official who's now a fugitive. By David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times Two brothers who took part in a ...

Convicted felon sought after cutting off GPS ankle tracker
The Los Angeles Police Department released these photos of Perry Pemberton and the blue Maserati he was seen driving. Police say Pemberton is a convicted felon and registered sex offender who removed his GPS ankle tracker. (KABC Photo) LOS ANGELES ...


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