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Los Angeles News 08/2012 (Page 15)



More cases of syphilis in porn found by LA inquiry
LOS ANGELES — LOS ANGELES (AP) - Four more cases of syphilis have been found in an investigation of an outbreak among porn performers, bringing the total to nine, and the discovery of more cases is likely, Los Angeles County's top health official said ...

Tony Scott Update: Director Had Personal Connection to San Pedro Bridge
The bridge that Tony Scott leaped from on Aug. 19 is a Los Angeles-area landmark that featured in the director's storied career -- playing a part in a past success and a potential future project. It was at a railroad yard beneath the 185-foot-high ...

Illegal scrap yards in California a burgeoning problem
Scrap yard. A statue sits in a scrap pile at Central Metals in downtown Los Angeles. In Southern California, a proliferation of unpermitted scrap yards has exacerbated a metal theft epidemic. (Rick Loomis, Los Angeles Times / August 22, 2012) ...

LA school board backs two rival tax hikes on fall ballot
L.A. school board backs two rival tax hikes on fall ballot. The Board of Education supports Brown's bid to raise the sales tax and, for high earners, the income tax. The trustees also endorse a measure to raise the income tax on most people. print ...

LA panel backs ban of some pet sales
By Mariecar Mendoza, Staff Writerdailynews.com. Posted: 08/21/2012 06:25:32 PM PDT. August 22, 2012 2:19 AM GMTUpdated: 08/21/2012 07:18:52 PM PDT. Going to the mall and coming home with a new puppy may be a thing of the past in Los Angeles if ...

Venice skateboarder allegedly beaten by police gives new details
Ronald Weekley Jr., a college student from Venice, is comforted by his mother, Diana Holquin, when he breaks down during a news conference to talk about his encounter with Los Angeles police officers. (Luis Sinco, Los Angeles Times / August 20, 2012) ...

Tennis umpire arrested in husband's slaying
Tennis umpire arrested in husband's slaying. Authorities say Lois Ann Goodman bludgeoned her husband, Alan Frederick Goodman, in their Woodland Hills home in April. She was arrested in New York, where she's preparing to work at the U.S. Open. print ...

LA council considers two tax increases and a pension change
L.A. council considers two tax increases and a pension change. The council may ask voters to raise the taxes on property sales and parking occupancy. The retirement age for new employees may also rise. Both plans draw opposition. print. Comments. 29 ...

USC Expansion Plan Worries Neighbors
Conan Nolan. Residents near the University of Southern California campus are concerned that if the university expands to accomodate more on-campus housing, they'll be pushed out. USC officials argue the expansion will create jobs, retail, and dining ...

Paltrow, Roberts, Swift set for cancer telethon
LOS ANGELES — LOS ANGELES (AP) - An A-list cast of celebrities is joining a telethon to raise money and awareness to fight cancer. Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Samuel L. Jackson and Emma Stone are among the stars participating in the ...

Red Flag Warning in Effect for Mountains, Valleys, Deserts
August Heat, Storms · More Photos and Videos. The possibility of dry lightning strikes prompted authorities to issue a red flag warning Wednesday for the mountains, valleys and deserts of Los Angeles County. Interactive Radar | Send Us Your Weather ...

Photo Essay: Women and War
By Marissa Roth. Editor's note: Over 28 years, Marissa Roth travelled from one war zone to another to capture images of the impact of war on women. Her project is called “One Person Crying: Women and War,” and is currently on exhibit at the Museum of ...

Report finds no 'culture of corruption' on Fullerton police force in wake of ...
Report finds no 'culture of corruption' on Fullerton police force in wake of ...

Judge to Rule on Jackson Guardianship Changes
Superior court judge Michael Beckloff is expected to appoint Micahel Jackson's nephew, T.J. Jackson, as co-guardian of the late popstar's children on Wednesday. Katherine Jackson was reinstated as permanent guardian of her grandchildren Prince, 15, ...

No Porn Until Actors Get Shots
Getty Images. SHERMAN OAKS, CA - MAY 7: Dr. Sharon Mitchell (R) speaks to Monica Bailey, an adult film actress who goes by the stage name "Boo D. Licious" at the Adult Industry Medical Health Care Foundation (AIM) clinic May 7, 2004 in Sherman Oaks, ...

Burger Lounge: A Lesson in the Classics
The past few years have been good to Los Angeles burger lovers. Led by chains like Umami, Stout and The Counter, the city has experienced what can only be described as a full-fledged burger renaissance. A confluence of factors -- the increasing ...

UCLA ready to begin first season under Mora
LOS ANGELES — LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jim Mora made no big promises when he took over as UCLA's head coach, vowing only that he would make fans proud. With his first season at the helm almost upon him, Mora will soon get a chance to show whether ...

Tennis Ref Accused of Coffee Mug Killing
A respected professional tennis referee from Woodland Hills is accused of murdering her husband. Police arrested 70-year-old Lois Ann Goldman, who officiated matches between the game's biggest players, in New York City Tuesday. She was charged with ...

Protest Planned in Venice in Support of Arrested Skateboarder Ronald Weekley
Email. |. Print. Protest Planned in Support of Arrested Skateboarder. Ron Weekley Jr. was emotional at a press conference Tuesday describing his arrest by Los Angeles police, who are investigating officers' use of force against the 20-year-old ...

Man guilty of selling fake Disney tickets
Anaheim – Dozens of visitors were turned away from Disneyland over the past several months after buying fake passes, some linked to a Compton man, police said. Terance Hutchinson, 35, pleaded no contest Tuesday to selling counterfeit tickets following ...

Space Shuttle Rocket Boosters on Move to Edwards Air Force Base
Space Shuttle Rocket Boosters on Move to Edwards Air Force Base. A yellow Peterbilt big rig with a 150-long rocket booster strapped to the back is on the final leg of its journey from Kennedy Space Center ...

It was 40 years ago today, but Neil Diamond is celebrating tomorrow
Photo by Mark J. Terrill, Associated Press, file. Neil Diamond's two-hour show Saturday night at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles is sure to include lots of hits, from anthems like "Sweet Caroline" and "America" to ballads like "Play Me" and "Shilo ...

LL Cool J has 'knock-down, drag-out' fight with home intruder
LL Cool J has 'knock-down, drag-out' fight with home intruder. A transient is arrested on suspicion of burglary at LL Cool J's Studio City home, where police say the rapper and actor broke the suspect's jaw and ribs. print. Comments. 6 ...

Two-thirds of sophomores pass exit exam, a record high for LAUSD
Two-thirds of sophomores pass exit exam, a record high for LAUSD. For the sixth straight year, the number of LAUSD sophomores passing the high school exit exam rises. Statewide, 95% of the class of 2012 passes. print. Comments. 0 ...

California lawmaker wants to spike plans for 710 Freeway extension
California lawmaker wants to spike plans for 710 Freeway extension. Anthony Portantino, who had requested the recent audit of Caltrans, asks the agency to halt tunnel study. Area residents call for a criminal probe of Caltrans. print. Comments. 0 ...

Banks letting blight take over LA foreclosures -- and they're getting away with it
Mimi Cohen looks at a stagnant pool in the backyard of a foreclosed home next to her own house in Tarzana on Aug. 22, 2012. Many bank\-owned properties like this one are becoming rundown. (Andy Holzman/Daily News Staff Photographer). Hundreds of ...

Hispanic retailer starts reaching its customers in English
MORE PHOTOS ». Bilingual signage can be seen throughout Curacao. Poster-sized images also are now more generic in ethnicity. The retail chain has recently been rebranded and is now offering bilingual store signage. H. LORREN AU JR., THE ORANGE ...

LA council rejects bid to shorten campaign fundraising season
Los Angeles lawmakers on Wednesday rejected an Ethics Commission proposal to shorten the campaign fundraising season, which had been intended to shift power away from incumbents and limit the amount of spending in city political races. The proposal ...

VW invests $27M into new California R&D center
Volkswagen Test Center California in Oxnard · Volkswagen has spent another $27 million of the $4 billion it has earmarked to advance its plans for U.S. market growth. The money went toward a 64000-square-foot development and emissions lab called the ...

Two Women Dead From Electrocution During Auto Accident Rescue
Valley Village, CA -. (CNS) Two women who tried to help victims of an auto accident in Valley Village tonight were electrocuted, authorities said. One of the dead women was a neighbor who lived quite close to the crash site and went to try to help, Los ...


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