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Herbie Hancock Celebrates Peace - Hollywood Bowl - 8/29/12
Herbie Hancock Celebrates Peace Hollywood Bowl 8-29-12. Better than...the Republican National Convention. Let's get this out of the way early: I like peace. Obtaining peace and air conditioning are my two highest priorities these days and peace is ...

Audit: $2M Paid to Employees at Shuttered Camps
Audit: $2M Paid to Employees at Shuttered Camps. Audit alleges mismanagement at Decker Canyon Camp, Camp Valcrest, and Camp Radford, which until their closures, provided winter and summer youth camp activities in the mountains ...

Los Angeles Watches Itself: Your Weekly Movie To-Do List
Our weekly list of special event movies to check out this week: Thursday, Aug. 30. In many movies, 3-D is unnecessary and distracting, but not in the hands of Werner Herzog. For a lesson on the oldest cave paintings in the world and why we are all, in ...

How the City of Gardena Turns Every Piece of Graffiti Into a Felony Crime
In this week's cover story, "Los Angeles' War on Street Artists," we reveal that the L.A. County Sheriff's Department, with the help of city and county prosecutors, figured out how to try all graffiti artists as gangsters in court. In short: For the ...

Silas Redd makes smooth move from Penn St. to USC
LOS ANGELES — LOS ANGELES (AP) - Silas Redd still hasn't seen any beaches or waves in Southern California. He's been too busy in the sweltering heat downtown, cramming an entire offseason into one month of frenzied preparation. And despite the ...

Colorado Mass Shooting Suspect's Life as Camp Counselor Detailed in Essay
In an application seeking a graduate degree at the University of Iowa, James Holmes, the suspect accused of the “Dark Knight” movie theater slayings in Colorado, said he felt a strong sense of "unparalleled accomplishment" when he worked in 2008 as a ...

Crash involving driver, 100, rekindles age debate
LOS ANGELES — LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jack Wyard is 92 and sees no reason to surrender his car keys, not to mention the freedom they give him to get up and go anywhere he wants, whenever he wants. After all, he said, two years ago he got a perfect score ...

LA County computer screening could produce get-out-of-jail card
L.A. County computer screening could produce get-out-of-jail card. Under pressure to release inmates early, the L.A. County Sheriff's Department is using a computer program to help identify inmates at low risk of committing crimes if let out of jail ...

On the LA club scene, it's all in the dress rehearsal
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Freed inmate back behind bars after allegedly stealing jail pants
Freed inmate back behind bars after allegedly stealing jail pants. Marcus Garcia, 22, who had been released from L.A. County jail Monday, is arrested after being spotted wearing a pair of jail pants. He was booked on a charge of possession of stolen ...

Billingsley gets plasma injection for sore elbow
LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers starting pitcher Chad Billingsley had a platelet-rich plasma injection in his injured right elbow Thursday "to try to see if he's able to pitch again this year," manager Don Mattingly said. The Dodgers have been vague in ...

Suit says special law for NFL stadium project is unconstitutional
August 31, 2012. In the first major legal challenge to a planned NFL stadium in downtown Los Angeles, a coalition of environmental activists and community advocates filed suit Thursday claiming that a state law intended to assist the project is ...

Five LAPD officers under investigation in death of woman
At least five Los Angeles police officers are under investigation in the death of a woman who stopped breathing during a struggle that included an officer stomping on her genital area and the use of additional force by others to take her into custody ...

On bobblehead night, Scully throws out first pitch
LOS ANGELES -- With a hand from his 15 grandchildren, legendary Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully threw out the ceremonial first pitch before Thursday's game against the D-backs on the night he was honored with a bobblehead. On the mound, Scully made ...

UCLA off to strong start, routs Rice
HOUSTON – Jim Mora stood in a tunnel beneath Rice Stadium early Thursday evening, a smoldering field and his first game as UCLA's first-year coach in front of him. The temperature was in the mid-90s and the humidity was hanging above 70 percent ...

Angels win 5-2, finish 1st season sweep of Boston
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Zack Greinke stopped worrying about his rocky start with the Los Angeles Angels when he figured it couldn't get any worse. Since then, Greinke and the Angels have both been plenty good enough to think this season might still have ...

Trouble with the chair: Clint mocked for RNC bit
LOS ANGELES — LOS ANGELES (AP) - Clint Eastwood earned plenty of bad reviews for his latest performance: a bizarre, rambling endorsement of Mitt Romney. "Clint, my hero, is coming across as sad and pathetic," tweeted film critic Roger Ebert as ...

Slaughterhouse Says Eminem Was "Big Difference" On "welcome to: Our House ...
Slaughterhouse Says Eminem Was "Big Difference" On "welcome to: Our House ...

LA River Officially a River
Print. L.A. River Officially a River. Paddle the LA River. For the second season of kayak tours of the Los Angeles River, organizers have offered four times as many slots as in 2011. Still, tickets sold for this summer's trips sold within two days ...

Movie audiences find anti-Obama doc '2016'
LOS ANGELES — LOS ANGELES (AP) - It wasn't backed by any Hollywood movie studio. Reviews were mostly negative. It premiered in Houston, not Los Angeles or New York. And yet despite the unconventional release of "2016: Obama's America," the ...

Weekend: LA County Fair Opens
LA COUNTY FAIR: Hyperbole and exclamation points totally fit our annual Pomona party. It's said to be the largest county fair in the country, it has been around for 90 years, it attracts some of the biggest names in entertainment, and its one-of-a-kind ...

Filmmaker Roger Corman to be toasted by the Telluride Film Festival
TELLURIDE - What else can one say about Roger Corman? He may think his influence on the film industry has been "overrated," but when future stars like Jonathan Demme, Curtis Hanson, Jack Nicholson, John Sayles, Francis Ford Coppola, James ...

No. 1 USC welcomes Hawaii for start of title chase
Email this to a friend. LOS ANGELES — LOS ANGELES (AP) - Although Matt Barkley has already graduated from Southern California, he's eager to get to work on his final college project. After a two-year wait for the chance to play for a national ...

Death is Part of Life for the Fukui Family in Little Tokyo
Departures: Little Tokyo explores the social and cultural history of the historic Japanese-American neighborhood. Through interviews, photos, and essays, it will trace the narrative from its beginnings with issei pioneers to its future as a major ...

Sight, Graffiti Artist on Cover of LA Weekly, Suspended From His Job for ...
Sight, Graffiti Artist on Cover of LA Weekly, Suspended From His Job for ...

Family of "Coffee Mug" Murder Suspect Starts Defense Fund
Lois Goodman was extradited from New York to Los Angeles Thursday night to face murder charges in the April death of her 80-year-old husband. Beverly White reports for NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on August 23, 2012. Accused in Coffee Mug Murder Returns to ...

First 2 Wilshire Boulevard freeway ramps reopened today, 3 weeks ahead of ...
First 2 Wilshire Boulevard freeway ramps reopened today, 3 weeks ahead of ...

Villaraigosa's rising profile shadowed by problems in LA
Villaraigosa's rising profile shadowed by problems in L.A.. The mayor is again in the national political spotlight, but some say his energy should be focused on potholes, not politics. The mayor counters that forging bonds with national leaders helps L ...

Violence in 3 recent LAPD incidents rekindles use-of-force debate
Violence in 3 recent LAPD incidents rekindles use-of-force debate. A South L.A. woman died during the most recent of the incidents involving the LAPD, all caught on tape. Chief Charlie Beck says all three are being investigated. print. Comments. 15 ...

Archstone Thousand Oaks Crest sells for $51.3 million
Photo by Lee & Associates-LA North / Ventura, Contributed photo. The Archstone apartment complex in Thousand Oaks has been sold for $51.3 million. Private apartment investment firm Archstone Inc., which owns six apartment complexes in Ventura County, ...


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