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Los Angeles News 08/2012 (Page 4)



Ramirez delivers winning hit for Dodgers
LOS ANGELES – Before Sunday, the last time Hanley Ramirez was tackled from behind was July 24, a week before the non-waiver trade deadline. There was no way he could see it coming — a trade from the Marlins to the Dodgers, ending his seven years ...

Sacramento becomes a steppingstone to LA City Hall
Los Angeles City Hall proved irresistible to yet another Sacramento politician, with Assemblyman Bob Blumenfield becoming the fourth state lawmaker to launch a bid for next year's City Council race. Blumenfield, a Democrat from Woodland Hills, moved to ...

Recap: Mock Season Tix Draft
Based on the sophisticated science of a live snake draft, the ClipperBlog staff determined the best Clippers home games to go to this season. Here are the first 12 picks: 1. Mon, Nov 26 v. New Orleans Jordan Heimer stunned everyone by going Hornets ...

College Basketball Title Contenders: Duke, UCLA, Michigan, Florida, Kentucky ...
College Basketball Title Contenders: Duke, UCLA, Michigan, Florida, Kentucky ...

How to Build The Broad
Downtown's Coming $100 Million Art Museum Presents a Striking Design and Some Complex Architectural Challenges. Story · Comments · Image (3). Print: Create a hardcopy of this page; Font Size: Default font size: Larger font size. Previous Next. How to ...

Is Cars Land paying off for Disney?
LOS ANGELES — Analysts will be looking to see if a wave of recent investment in parks and resorts generated meaningful returns when The Walt Disney Co. reports its third-quarter earnings after the market closes Tuesday. WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Higher ...

Questions arise over LAPD officer-run boot camp
Posted: 08/05/2012 05:31:18 PM PDT. This spring, Univision's Channel 34 aired a breezy segment on a new "boot camp" for troubled youths, a "Police Program for Juveniles" run by experienced police officers, according to the television piece. Interviewed ...

Our Lady of Guadalupe devotees pack the Coliseum
In Los Angeles, her image comforts the desperate, protects the powerless, and even deters crime. So beloved is Our Lady of Guadalupe among Catholics, that tens of thousands of believers poured peacefully into the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on ...

Whooping Cough Vaccination Clinics Scheduled This Week
LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The first day of school in the mammoth Los Angeles school district is two weeks away, and the district is conducting vaccination clinics from Reseda to Wilmington this week. All incoming seventh graders in California must now be ...

Politics and government
Politics and government. Rick Orlov on the fake buzz created by Yahoo's story about Mayor Villaraigosa as presidential fodder: "The simple answer: No. The more complicated answer: No." Also; where mayoral money has come from so far, and the California ...

Villaraigosa Confesses His Lunacy
How do you solve a problem? By admitting you have one. So congratulations to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa for admitting, in a recent interview, that he wants to be governor of California. Now he needs to get help. Professional help. Because ...

UCLA camp heats up with competition
SAN BERNARDINO – In a rivalry that dates to the creation of football and inception of its rules, offensive and defensive players always have demonstrated a certain level of antipathy for each other, even on the practice field. Keeping with the ...

Snoop Dogg, Refused and Gustavo Galindo: This month in DTLA concerts
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES — August is a busy month for live music in DTLA, with Chinatown Summer Nights giving way to the H20 music festival and the annual FYF Fest -- this year, for two days over Memorial Day weekend. Here's a breakdown of this ...

South OC College District wins national tech innovation award
South Orange County Community College District was recognized by Campus Technology magazine as a "Model of Technology Innovation Campus" at the magazine's 19th annual Campus Technology conference in Boston. The district was selected for its ...

Japanese Americans and Cultural Pride at the 1932 Olympics
Chuhei Nambu and Oshima Kenkichi receive medals at the 1932 Olympics | From the Official Olympic. Departures: Little Tokyo explores the social and cultural history of the historic Japanese-American neighborhood. Through interviews, photos, and essays, ...

Hollow Cities: Who Is To Blame?
Mark Lacter believes that the city of Los Angeles has been "hollowed out," and the shell that Los Angeles has become is close to breaking. Writing in this month's Los Angeles magazine, Lacter (a business journalist who also writes for LA Observed) adds ...

Calif man sentenced to prison for kidnapping son
LOS ANGELES — LOS ANGELES (AP) - For more than two years, Christine Stackhouse lived one of a parent's worst nightmares - her son, Greg, had been kidnapped. Stackhouse knew the culprit, her ex-husband John Silah, but she had no idea where they ...

NBA Rumors: Lakers Looking to Sign Kenyon Martin, Jodie Meeks or Leandro ...
NBA Rumors: Lakers Looking to Sign Kenyon Martin, Jodie Meeks or Leandro ...

Ten-Mile Stretch of I-405 Closes for 52 Hours in Los Angeles
Los Angeles, one of the most traffic-laden cities in the world, is faced with another traffic dilemma with the 52 hour, 10-mile closure of I-405 on September 29-30. This is the second closure of the highway over Sepulveda Pass. Aptly named “Carmageddon ...

Los Angeles brings cousins from different worlds closer
Scanning the crowd, I spotted the last person I imagined picking up at LAX: 5 feet 1. Black hair. Frowning. My cousin. Jie was only the second of my cousins to visit the United States. I'd seen her five times before, but always surrounded by other ...

Blue Line heading for a fatal record
Blue Line heading for a fatal record. Transportation officials order a safety study as the Blue Line is on pace to have the most deaths since it opened in 1990. Suicides are a particular concern. print. Comments. 0 ...

LA budget chief suggests privatizing Convention Center
L.A. Convention Center. The Los Angeles Convention Center complex is next to two key AEG assets — Staples Center and L.A. Live — as well as the site of the firm's proposed downtown NFL football stadium. (Allen J. Schaben, Los Angeles Times / June 7, ...

Wisconsin shooting has LA Sikh community on edge
Amarjit Singh, head priest at Valley Sikh Temple in Canoga Park, reads scriptures from the Guru Granth Sahib on Monday, Aug. 6, 2012. Sunday s shooting at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee has many members of the Southern California Sikh community ...

Back in LA, Sands finds success with old swing
LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers have had a number of surprise players this year that were called up and found a way to stick with the team. Jerry Sands was not one of them. While players like Elian Herrera and Luis Cruz earned their way into everyday roles, ...

Oxnard woman's trial to begin in death of ex-Olympic shot putter
Oxnard woman's trial to begin in death of ex-Olympic shot putter. Nobody disputes that Jane Laut fatally shot her husband, retired Olympic shot-putter Dave Laut, in 2009. What jurors have to decide is whether it was murder or self-defense. print ...

Thousands of students still need whooping cough shot
Thousands of students in the Los Angeles Unified School District could be turned away from school next week if they haven't been vaccinated for the whooping cough. A state law that went into effect last year requires all incoming seventh-graders to get ...

Synchronized Swimming: Smiling Through the Pain
They call themselves America's hottest water ballet entertainment company, and the Aqualillies' synchronized swimmers are making a splash in sunny Los Angeles and across the country. “We're paying homage to water ballet as it was very popular in the ...

Padres sale agreement in place, needs MLB approval
A group headed by former Los Angeles Dodgers owner Peter O'Malley and including pro golfer Phil Mickelson reached agreement Monday to buy the San Diego Padres from John Moores. The purchase price is believed to be around $800 million. O'Malley is ...

Ottavino, Rockies beat Dodgers 2-0
LOS ANGELES — LOS ANGELES (AP) - There was only one thing Colorado Rockies manager Jim Tracy could do when he realized the umpires would not change their minds. He went Hollywood. Tracy put on a show after he was ejected for disputing a ...

National Night Out events in Los Angeles County
The idea behind National Night Out is to help people get to know their community better so they can prevent and fight crime and to strengthen ties between residents and police. Many cities in Los Angeles County will mark the annual event with ...


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