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Los Angeles News 07/2012 (Page 7)



'Safe Porn' Ballot Measure Could Change The Adult Film Industry
By Jeffrey Thomas DeSocio, myFOXla.com Editor / Producer - email (CNS) - A ballot measure that would require producers of adult films in Los Angeles County to obtain a permit from the Department of Public Health and mandate the use of condoms in scenes ...

Settlement highlights Cruise-Holmes privacy wishes
LOS ANGELES—Only time will tell if the quick divorce settlement reached between Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise lasts longer than their five-year marriage. It will need to, since the agreement will guide how the actors raise their 6-year-old daughter Suri ...

New LA Books
By Alysia Gray Painter The oncoming swelter is making headlines this week, as the first big heat wave of the summer always does, and while people are surely rushing to pack their beach bags, we're sure others would like to stay in, next to a fan and a ...

Los Angeles Dodgers Announce June Winners of Dodger Pride Awards
The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced the June winners of the Dodger Pride Awards. The Dodger Pride Awards were created in 2008 by General Manager Ned Colletti, and are given on a monthly basis to the players at each level of the club's minor league ...

Why We Love LA Summers: Vegan Eats And Cocktail Treats at Hollywood Bowl
Summer has arrived, and we're ready to celebrate all that screams 'tis the season in Los Angeles. From sand to summit, from sips to snacks -- we love LA summers. Some may mark the beginning of summer with the solstice, but for us, the season hasn't ...

Peter O'Toole retires with `dry-eyed farewell'
By David Germain AP LOS ANGELES - Peter O'Toole is retiring from show business, saying he no longer has the heart for it and that it's time to "chuck in the sponge." O'Toole, who turns 80 on Aug. 2, said in a statement Tuesday that his career on stage ...

Stopping Crime Before It Starts
In the 2002 sci-fi thriller Minority Report (based on a dark Philip K. Dick tale), Pre-Crime Unit Captain John Anderton is on the run from police because the mutant pre-cog psychics used by his unit predict that he will murder a man in the next 36 ...

PETA to Descend Upon DTLA in the Name of Elephants
By Chelsee Lowe The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey's Circus begins its seven-day Los Angeles visit Wednesday at the Staples Center, and local activists will be out in full force once again to protest the group's poor treatment of its animal ...

Gardena man's rescue of fellow bus rider's bike changes his life
How do you know when your life will open wide? Chris Bolivar was having the most ordinary of afternoons. One weekday a year ago February, he caught his usual bus at 1st and Hope after his shift at the Department of Water and Power headquarters in ...

NY Judge Bails Out of TV Ad-Skipping Fight
By ADAM KLASFELD MANHATTAN (CN) - The Dish Network cannot pre-empt Los Angeles lawsuits from three major television networks by litigating the matter in New York, a federal judge ruled. On May 24, CBS, Fox and NBC each filed federal complaints against ...

Justin Bieber to 911: 'I Have 5 Cars Following Me'
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KTLA) -- As many as 10 people called police -- including Justin Bieber himself -- as paparazzi pursued him on the 101 Freeway last week. Bieber, 18, was stopped and cited about 10:45 am on July 6 after CHP officers spotted him ...

LA Teaches London an Olympic Lesson
By Robert Kovacik and John Simerson With the Opening Ceremony a mere weeks away, London is taking advantage of the lessons learned during the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. “We looked very closely at Los Angeles and its hugely successful legacy of 1984 ...

LAUSD teacher under investigation crashes in Rolling Hills Estates after chase
By Larry Altman and Douglas Morino Staff Writers Los Angeles County firefighters work to rescue Los Angeles Unified School District teacher Kip Arnold, who was under investigation for alleged lewd conduct with a child when he led police on a chase into ...

Rhea Chung and Darryl Holter, Trade-Tech College Execs, Complicated Fiscal ...
Rhea Chung and Darryl Holter, Trade-Tech College Execs, Complicated Fiscal ...

To Park or Not to Park? The Broken-Meter Question Gets an Answer
By Melissa Pamer New state lesiglation was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown that will let drivers park at broken meters without receiving a ticket. In 2010, an NBC4 I-Team investigation from Joel Grover found that more than 17000 parking tickets ...

Measure requiring condoms for porn films likely to go on ballot
For years, Los Angeles County supervisors ducked any responsibility for making sure that adult film actors wear condoms to guard against HIV infection while on the job. But faced with the successful collection of more than 370000 signatures supporting ...

Police chiefs in California getting huge final paychecks
El Monte Police Chief Thomas Armstrong oversaw a modestly sized department, with 120 officers patrolling a city of 113000 residents. But when Armstrong stepped down last year, he was paid nearly $430000 — significantly more than Los Angeles Police ...

In Wake of $2.2 Billion Sale, Layoffs at EMI Music Publishing Begin
Chief executive Roger Faxon is one of 30 to 40 staffers to lose their jobs as a Sony/ATV-led consortium integrates the two companies. As expected, layoffs have begun at EMI Music Publishing, in the wake of the completion of the company's acquisition by ...

Circus Opens Tonight At Staples Center Amid Animal Rights Protest
LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus will begin a seven-day run Wednesday night at Staples Center, where a coalition of animal rights groups plans what it calls the “biggest circus protest on Earth” in hopes of ending the ...

LAUSD teacher under investigation for lewd conduct crashes in Rolling Hills ...
LAUSD teacher under investigation for lewd conduct crashes in Rolling Hills ...

Judge seeks audit of Chris Brown's community work
By ANTHONY McCARTNEY AP Entertainment Writer FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2012 file photo, Chris Brown accepts the award for best R&B album for "FAME" during the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. A Los Angeles judge on Tuesday July 10, 2012 ordered ...

Steve Nash, Lakers Plan Noon News Conference
By Jonathan Lloyd LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 19: Steve Nash #13 of the Phoenix Suns drives reacts after a play against the Los Angeles Lakers in the first quarter of Game Two of the Western Conference Finals during the 2010 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on ...

Sinai Temple welcomes new cantor
by Eve Bilger Congregants of all ages came to Sinai Temple's main sanctuary on June 10 to welcome the newest member of the clergy, Cantor Marcus Feldman, who officially took over as the congregation's senior cantor on July 1. Feldman's first concert ...

Daniel Tosh Apologizes for Rape Jokes
By Reena Roy Comic Daniel Tosh has apologized for rape jokes he directed at a female audience member during a stand-up show at the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles. After a blog post about Friday's performance went viral on Tumblr, Tosh tweeted, ...

Gov. Brown signs Homeowner Bill of Rights
By Lauren Gold, SGVN California Gov. Jerry Brown is applauded as he signs into law the California Homeowner Bill of Rights, with California Attorney General, Kamala Harris, third from left, in Los Angeles Wednesday. California legislators, from left ...

Actress with Ph.D. from UCLA blends talents on hit TV sitcom
She's an actress who stars on CBS's "The Big Bang Theory" as Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler (she is also known for playing the title role on "Blossom" in the 1990s); she's a neuroscientist who received her Ph.D. from UCLA, where she wrote her dissertation on ...

Digidev Group Appoints Media Industry Veteran to Board
LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 07/11/12 -- The Digital Development Group Corp. (OTCBB: DIDG) ("Digidev," "Digidev Group" or the "Company"), a development stage company aiming to offer an in-depth portfolio of content for Internet TV distribution, ...

LAPD: Homicides up 52% in San Fernando Valley, overall crime down
By Eric Hartley, Staff Writer Even as overall crime is down across the city of Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, homicides in the Valley are up by 52 percent this year, according to new police statistics. Through June 30, there had been 32 ...

Experience 'Images of LA: Land and City' Through the Brushstrokes of Local Artists
We here at LAist love Los Angeles -- obviously. We love our geography, our architecture our culture and our killer sunsets, even if they are induced by suffocating air pollution. Many artists share our fascination with the sprawling metropolis that is ...

Steve Nash Surprised To Find Himself With Lakers
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) -- Steve Nash knew the scene was more than a bit surreal when he stood in the Los Angeles Lakers' training complex, grinning and holding up a gold No. 10 jersey with his name on the back. "Being here right now is something I ...


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