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Los Angeles News 07/2012 (Page 8)



LA Fire Department watchdog says he's denied access to records
The top watchdog at the Los Angeles Fire Department complained Wednesday that fire officials aren't providing him access to the information he needs to do his job. In a letter to the Board of Fire Commissioners, Independent Assessor Stephen Miller said ...

LAUSD fights court order to give more space to charter schools
Los Angeles school officials are fighting a court order, which took effect Wednesday, that would set aside more classroom seats for charter schools — even if that means traditional schools will lose space for parent centers, computer labs, ...

Flaw at LA light-rail junction poses derailment risk, experts say
Local transit officials have run into complications trying to fix a junction on the recently opened Expo light-rail line, where experts said a serious track flaw presented a higher risk of train derailments. Officials of the Los Angeles County ...

Frank Girardot: Time travel to 1970s Los Angeles via 'The Rockford Files'
Maybe it's because I'm paying for Netflix and a lot of the other offerings (like "Hobo with a Shotgun" or "Six Degrees of Helter Skelter") really aren't all that appealing. Or maybe - and this is more likely why - "The Rockford Files," which was good ...

Growing Up | This Summer in Los Angeles Let Us Reminisce
Every year we seem to accumulate more and more responsibilities. Sure, the feeling of independence is great and somewhat liberating, but this summer, as I drive around and watch children and teenagers interact, my mind races back to a time when summer ...

Stadium workout open to season-ticket holders
By Ken Gurnick / MLB.com | 07/11/12 3:24 PM ET The Dodgers are holding a Dodger Stadium workout on Thursday, which is open to season-ticket holders. (Getty Images) LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers will hold a Dodger Stadium workout Thursday night that is ...

California's City of Carson Is First to Adopt Model Ordinance for Location ...
California's City of Carson Is First to Adopt Model Ordinance for Location ...

Startup Livrada to sell ebook gift cards in U.S. Target stores
By Laura Hazard Owen Jul. 12, 2012, 9:00am No Comments In an effort to make ebook gift-giving more spontaneous and fun, Los Angeles-based startup Livrada is partnering with Target to sell gift cards for bestselling ebook titles like 50 Shades of Grey ...

ACLU Sues LA Sheriff & District Attorney
By MATT REYNOLDS LOS ANGELES (CN) - A criminal defense attorney claims in court that Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley, Sheriff Leroy Baca and their offices unlawfully suppress evidence favorable to criminal defendants and cover up ...

Judge Fights Ban on Public Employment
By MATT REYNOLDS LOS ANGELES (CN) - A state appeals court judge sued California, claiming a rule that bars judges from taking public jobs after retirement violates his civil rights and "leads to absurd results." Arthur Gilbert says the ...

Pre-measured laundry detergent packs have drawbacks, Consumer Reports says
LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Many laundry detergents now come in small pre-measured packs that are intended for easy use. They may be handy, but Consumer Reports says there are drawbacks. Consumer Reports tested ones from Tide, All, Arm & Hammer, Ajax, ...

Man Cleared of Dodgers Beating Sues Police Chief
By MATT REYNOLDS LOS ANGELES (CN) - A man cleared of the brutal beating of a San Francisco Giant's baseball fan outside Los Angeles Dodgers stadium says that Chief of Los Angeles Police Charlie Beck fingered him for the crime and defamed him, ...

Music Industry Leaders Join SoundExchange Board of Directors
WASHINGTON, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --SoundExchange announced today the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors. Duncan Crabtree-Ireland, Ray Hair and Paul Robinson will bring their collective knowledge and fresh ...

Front Row Networks, Inc. Signs Latest Deal With SENSIO for Worldwide Cinema ...
Front Row Networks, Inc. Signs Latest Deal With SENSIO for Worldwide Cinema ...

Report: Blake Griffin Injures Knee During Team USA Scrimmage
By Steven Covelman AP Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin reportedly sustained a left knee injury while scrimmaging with Team USA. Clippers forward Blake Griffin experienced discomfort in his left knee Wednesday night during a US Olympic ...

An Artist Challenges Viewers to Notice the Details
Photographer Peter Bo Rappmund's exhibition in the Laguna Art Museum blends still imagery into film-like documentary sequences. Photo by Danielle Robbins A snow-covered plain in the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains, a set of pipelines traversing barren ...

'Hell' Freezes Over
By Kevin Uhrich 07/12/2012 If not for the vicissitudes of its creator making a living as a contributor to weekly newspapers, Matt Groening's “Life in Hell” — the comic strip that spawned “The Simpsons,” which turned Groening into one of the most ...

22 pounds of marijuana, steroids, Oxycodone pills found at Woodland Hills ...
22 pounds of marijuana, steroids, Oxycodone pills found at Woodland Hills ...

Summer Monsoon Season Has Arrived In Southern California
By Pablo Pereira - email A surge of monsoonal moisture will bring the threat of thunderstorms to portions of Southwestern California through Friday night. The initial surge of moisture will result in the possibility of thunderstorms this afternoon and ...

Summer Soda Tasting returns next week
Last year we wrote about our trip beyond the Inland Empire to experience the Summer Soda Tasting at Galco's Soda Pop Stop in Highland Park, a suburb of Los Angeles. Unfortunately, we wrote about it after the fact. The event is a fundraiser for the ...

Around the Region: July 13
Sgt. Jose Corrales of the sheriff's Norwalk Station said a male in his late teens or early 20s was flown by helicopter to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center. The incident happened around 3 pm at Ramona Park, 13244 Mapledale St. Corrales said there ...

Point Fermin Lighthouse in San Pedro awaits new owner
By Donna Littlejohn, Staff Writer Los Angeles is among those applying to own the 1884 San Pedro Point Fermin Lighthouse. (Steve McCrank/Staff Photographer) Highlights: Family-friendly activities including Victorian cottage garden tours, gardening tips, ...

Clippers' Griffin to undergo knee surgery, miss Olympics
By DAN WOIKE / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER Blake Griffin will need to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee for a medial meniscus tear and will miss the 2012 Summer Olympics, but he is expected to be at “full readiness” for training camp this ...

LAUSD moving to better review teachers
By Barbara Jones, Staff Writer Limerick Avenue Elementary School Principal Betsy Garvin, left, and Chatsworth Park Elementary Principal Esther Leon attend a training boot camp Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at Mulholland Middle School in Lake Balboa on a new ...

LA panel votes against plan to ban big chain stores in Chinatown
A key Los Angeles panel voted Thursday to oppose a plan to ban large chain stores in Chinatown, despite pressure from labor-allied groups who are fighting Wal-Mart's effort to expand in the area. On a 5-2 vote, the Los Angeles City Planning Commission ...

Puig eager to get Major League career started
By Jesse Sanchez / MLB.com | 07/13/12 12:46 AM ET After almost 10 minutes of answering questions during a Spanish interview with MLB.com at the Dodgers' Spring Training facility, the club's new outfield prospect smiled and switched to English -- a ...

Downtown LA Erupts into Violence During Art Walk
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Demonstrators threw rocks and bottles at LAPD officers as police and protesters squared off in downtown Los Angeles late Thursday night. At least 20 arrests were made and four officers were injured. The confrontation began after ...

20 Protesters Arrested at Downtown LA Art Walk Melee
By Olsen Ebright Protesters blocked the intersection of 5th and Spring streets during downtown's monthly Art Walk, eventually leading to a violent confrontation between police and demonstrators. At least 20 were arrested. NBC4's Toni Guinyard reports ...

More from the ESPYs: Red carpet photos
AP LOS ANGELES -- LeBron James collected the biggest trophy of his career when the Miami Heat won the NBA championship. That title run netted him some more hardware at the ESPY Awards. James won a leading three individual trophies, including male ...

Geographic Areas And Number of Homeowners, Commercial Property Owners ...
Geographic Areas And Number of Homeowners, Commercial Property Owners ...


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