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Los Angeles News 08/2012 (Page 14)



LA Sued Over Ban on Medical Pot Dispensaries
The battle between the city of Los Angeles and medical marijuana advocates is intensifying again after a group representing hundreds of pot shop owners and patients sued the city in an effort to overturn a ban on dispensaries. The ban is scheduled to ...

Olympics back to LA?
August 20, 2012 6:34 PM GMTUpdated: 08/20/2012 11:34:03 AM PDT. It has been 28 years since Los Angeles hosted its last Olympic games -- and it will be 40 years by the time the games could possibly return. That's what Los Angeles City Councilman Tom ...

Man Wounded in Car-to-Car Shooting on Santa Monica Freeway
Man Wounded in Car-to-Car Shooting on Santa Monica Freeway. A passenger in a red Mustang was shot at 3:15 a.m. Monday on the Santa Monica Freeway in the Mid-City area of Los Angeles. By Jason Kandel, Sharon Bernstein and Antonio Castelan ...

Tony Scott Autopsy Scheduled as Report Cites Inoperable Brain Cancer
The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office is declining to confirm a report that British film director Tony Scott had brain cancer when he committed suicide by jumping of an L.A.-area bridge, though a determination on the matter could be made following an ...

Obama warns Syria's Assad chemical weapons a 'red line'
Iron Dome battery positioned near Eilat. Israel installed an Iron Dome anti-missile system battery outside of Eilat days after a long-range rocket attack on the city. Takin' it to the schools: Outreach efforts go public. When Rabbi Adam Raskin arrived ...

Former LAUSD teacher pleads no-contest to molesting 13 students,...
Former LAUSD teacher pleads no-contest to molesting 13 students,...

Humorist Phyllis Diller dies at 95 in Los Angeles
By SANDY COHEN Associated Press. LOS ANGELES (AP) - Phyllis Diller, the housewife turned humorist who aimed some of her sharpest barbs at herself, punctuating her jokes with her trademark cackle, died Monday morning in her Los Angeles home at ...

Porn industry announces moratorium after syphilis-case reports
Jolted by the possibility of a syphilis outbreak among its ranks, a Los Angeles-based trade group that represents the adult film industry announced a nationwide moratorium on X-rated productions while more than 1000 porn performers are tested. The Free ...

Family disputes report that Scott had brain cancer; autopsy results deferred
Director Tony Scott jumps to his death | » Director known for action films. The family of Tony Scott on Monday disputed reports that inoperable brain cancer prompted the British director to fatally jump from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro, a ...

Hester and Price give UCLA's secondary a confident swagger
LOS ANGELES - The UCLA freshmen looking for playing time at cornerback have a lot of learning to do before making any real impact. Fortunately for the Bruins, those freshmen have a couple of solid guys they can look up to in Aaron Hester and Sheldon ...

Social workers build bridges to find foster children homes
Katrise Stewart, 17, left, gets a high five from Erin Green, center, as Desiree Glover, right, looks on during a self-esteem building workshop sponsored by the Department of Children and Family Service's Runaway Outreach Unit. (Anne Cusack, Los Angeles ...

Autos, laptops, iPads, purses, tools targeted by northwest San Fernando Valley ...
Autos, laptops, iPads, purses, tools targeted by northwest San Fernando Valley ...

West Hollywood OKs ban on plastic bags in store checkout lines
West Hollywood OKs ban on plastic bags in store checkout lines. West Hollywood's ordinance follows decisions by a string of California cities to prohibit single-use plastic bags. The bans aim to reduce landfill waste. print. Comments. 0 ...

TransUnion: Late auto-loan payments fall in 2Q
LOS ANGELES — LOS ANGELES (AP) - More Americans are making their car payments on time, a trend that has sent the rate of overdue auto loans to the lowest level on records dating back more than a decade. The rate of U.S. auto loan payments at least ...

Man behind bars 2 years after judge orders release
Man behind bars 2 years after judge orders release. Daniel Larsen was found 'actually innocent' of carrying a concealed knife, but the attorney general's appeal is keeping him in prison, claiming that he missed a key deadline. print. Comments. 0 ...

Listen to radios? Watch TVs? Not for Class of '16
MILWAUKEE — MILWAUKEE (AP) - Remember when suitcases had to be carried instead of rolled? Or when an airline ticket was a booklet of pages separated by carbon paper? Maybe you remember when Lou Gehrig held the Major League record for ...

Former Pacoima teacher pleads no contest to molesting 13 students
Paul Chapel III, a former teacher at Pacoima's Telfair Elementary, pleaded no contest Monday to 13 counts of lewd acts on a child, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said. The molestations of seven females and six males occurred from ...

Dodgers lose to Giants 2-1, fall out of 1st place
LOS ANGELES — LOS ANGELES (AP) - On most nights, 10 strikeouts and no walks by Clayton Kershaw would be enough to ensure the Los Angeles Dodgers a victory. Not with Madison Bumgarner on the mound for the San Francisco Giants. The Dodgers ...

Phyllis Diller blazed trail for female comedians
LOS ANGELES — LOS ANGELES (AP) - Long before Kathy Griffin was languishing on the D-list, Roseanne Barr was calling herself a domestic goddess and Joan Rivers was asking audiences if they could talk, wild-haired housewife-turned-comedian Phyllis ...

Reality TV Star Called a Fraudster
LOS ANGELES (CN) - "Big Brother" contestant Mike "Boogie" Malin and his partner pulled a "long-running, systematic, and pervasive" fraud, running their restaurant group into the ground by using it as a piggybank, an investor claims in a derivative ...

Sacrificing sleep to study can lead to academic problems
Regardless of how much a high school student generally studies each day, if that student sacrifices sleep in order to study more than usual, he or she is more likely to have academic problems the following day. Because students tend to increasingly ...

Would you check your iPhone at the door of a restaurant for a discount?
Would you check your iPhone at the door of a restaurant for a discount? by Kelly Hodgkins Aug 21st 2012 at 10:00AM. Ever have a date look at you sideways because you can't refrain from Instagramming your meal? If you need some persuasion to kick the ...

Tennis Referee Arrested on Suspicion of Murdering Husband
David Crane/Los Angeles Daily News. Lois Goodman, pictured here officiating a CIF tennis tournament in 2008, has been taken into custody by police on suspicion of murdering her husband. Photo by David Crane/Los Angeles Daily News. advertisement ...

West Hollywood Bans Plastic Grocery Bags
West Hollywood became the latest city to ban plastic bags at retail stores, joining San Francisco, Los Angeles County and several other municipalities across the state. Under the ordinance passed Monday night, large retailers will have six months ...

Alanis Morissette talks 'Havoc,' addiction and motherhood
“I'm as shallow as you can get,” a charming Alanis Morissette surprisingly confessed at a Los Angeles event, and then proceeded to prove just the opposite. The small gathering, held at Sonos Studios in Hollywood, featured a Q&A with Morissette about ...

Spike Lee Talks Red Hook Summer, Religion, Michael Jackson, And Oldboy
Back in January Spike Lee debuted his latest joint, the self-financed indie drama Red Hook Summer, to a divided reaction at Sundance — but as he tells Movieline, he had a feeling his controversial look at faith and the church in the projects of Red ...

Jake Gyllenhaal Talks Getting Tased During 'Intense' Training for Cop Drama ...
Jake Gyllenhaal Talks Getting Tased During 'Intense' Training for Cop Drama ...

Keith Richards' Daughter Theodora Richards Models for Skaist-Taylor (Video)
Keith Richards' Daughter Theodora Richards Models for Skaist-Taylor (Video). The offspring of a Rolling Stone and a '70s supermodel is the perfect choice to model the California Eccentric collection from the LA designers who gave us Juicy Couture. 1:28 ...

Mike Eng: A smarter way to clean up groundwater
Taking a cool sip of water on a hot summer day makes me think about how it made it into my glass. Hundreds of feet beneath the earth between the cities of Alhambra and El Monte, in the district I represent, lays the San Gabriel Aquifer. A body of water ...

Kimmel moving into thick of late-night fight
Photo by Richard Cartwright, Associated Press / ABC. This July 25, 2012 photo released by ABC shows Jimmy Kimmel hosting his late night show "Jimmy Kimmel Live," in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. ABC says it's moving "Jimmy Kimmel Live" into ...


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