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Los Angeles News 08/2012 (Page 5)



Composer Marvin Hamlisch Dies at 68
Marvin Hamlisch, who composed the scores for dozens of movies including "The Way We Were" and the Broadway smash "A Chorus Line," has died in Los Angeles. He was 68. Family spokesman Jason Lee said Hamlisch collapsed and died Monday after a ...

Triple digit heat expected to grip SoCal today
Triple digit heat expected to grip SoCal today. By City News Servicedailybreeze.com. Posted: 08/07/2012 06:33:36 AM PDT. August 7, 2012 1:46 PM GMTUpdated: 08/07/2012 06:46:15 AM PDT. LOS ANGELES - Temperatures will climb past the century mark ...

Food News Roundup: Olympic Specials At L.A. Restaurants, Verve Coffee ...
Food News Roundup: Olympic Specials At L.A. Restaurants, Verve Coffee ...

Live Review: Aerosmith — Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles
"God bless you for coming out and rocking our world," said a smiling Steven Tyler at the end of Aerosmith's triumphant Hollywood Bowl show last night. It takes two to rock—an audience and a band. However, when the band is as perfect as Aerosmith, the ...

Oscar-winning composer Marvin Hamlisch dies at 68
Photo by NANCY KAYE. FILE - This Sept. 9, 1986 file photo shows composer Marvin Hamlisch, right, at the piano with lyricist Howard Ashman in New York. Hamlisch, a conductor and award-winning composer best known for the torch song "The Way We ...

FAA Gets Earful on Helicopter Noise
More than 150 people turned out Aug. 6 for a public hearing by the Federal Aviation Administration on regulating helicopter operations that some area residents find bothersome due to noise and safety concerns. The crowd in the auditorium of Millikan ...

L.A. Parking Taxes Gone Wild: City Approves New Meters, Looks to Expand ...
L.A. Parking Taxes Gone Wild: City Approves New Meters, Looks to Expand ...

MUSEXPO Set For May 5th-8th, 2013 In Hollywood
The dates for the 9th annual MUSEXPO/LOS ANGELES have officially been set. The "United Nations of Music & Media" will take place MAY 5th-8th, 2013. After eight successful years, the event will be relocating to the historic HOLLYWOOD ROOSEVELT ...

Burglars don't care if door belongs to man or mutt
Photo by Richard Vogel. In this photo taken Aug. 2, 2012, Marley a 4-year-old pit bull mix goes to her backyard through her doggy door in the Panorama City section of Los Angeles. Since burglars and wild animals enter houses through a doggy door, ...

Los Angeles City Council Hopes You Like Jamming Too
LA City Council Hopes You Like Jamming Too. Paul Natkin/WireImage. The Los Angeles City Council declared Tuesday Bob Marley Day. The singer-songwriter is pictured here in 1978 in Chicago. advertisement. Click Here! The LA City Council was jamming ...

Sun Valley 18-month-old girl struck by car in driveway
A crew member carries an 18-month-old girl who was struck by a vehicle today in a driveway in Sun Valley. The accident was reported shortly before 11 a.m. in the 10800 block of Roscoe Boulevard. Photo by Ryan Babroff. SUN VALLEY - An 18-month-old girl ...

710 Freeway Expansion Would 'Improve Air Quality and Public Health,' Says ...
710 Freeway Expansion Would 'Improve Air Quality and Public Health,' Says ...

'Avengers' helps Disney smash 3Q profit forecast
LOS ANGELES — LOS ANGELES (AP) - A box office blast from "The Avengers" and an enthusiastic response to the revamp of Disneyland's California Adventure theme park helped The Walt Disney Co. reap a better-than-expected third-quarter profit. Disney's ...

Los Angeles County Sues Time Warner Cable for Not Paying Bill
In what might provoke a sense of schadenfreude for any Los Angeles resident ever late in paying a cable bill, the county is now taking TWC to federal court, looking for money owed plus a judge's declaration that the company has violated the law. Could ...

LA Basin residents complain about helicopter noise at hearing
Carmageddon copter. Homeowners around the area affected by last year's Carmageddon complained at the hearing Monday night about noise from helicopters carrying observers and news media over the site. (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times / July 16, ...

Los Angeles to restrict skateboard 'bombing,' not ban it
Los Angeles to restrict skateboard 'bombing,' not ban it. Skateboarders hurtling downhill must ride upright instead of crouched, maintain speeds that will not cause harm to themselves or to others and obey all traffic signs, the City Council decides ...

LA County supervisors OK tax extension for fall ballot
Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to put a measure on the November ballot that would extend a half-cent sales tax for transportation projects an additional 30 years. The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority had already ...

Bill to delay cities' bankruptcies put on hold
SACRAMENTO — Legislation that could have delayed some municipal bankruptcies has been tabled after being opposed by the mayors of California's largest cities, including Los Angeles' Antonio Villaraigosa. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg ...

It's feeling hot, hot, hot
Many city parks were nearly empty, with barren jungle gyms, motionless swings and gameless sports fields on Tuesday. But that didn't mean it was a quiet summer day. At places like the Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Recreation Center, the boing of the diving ...

Late payments on mortgages hit 3-year low in 2Q
LOS ANGELES — LOS ANGELES (AP) - U.S. homeowners are getting better about keeping up with their mortgage payments, driving the percentage of borrowers who have fallen behind to a three-year low, according to a new report. Still, the rate of decline ...

Rivals for LA County DA clash in debate
Deputy Dist. Atty. Alan Jackson, left, and Chief Deputy Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey clashed Tuesday in their first debate before the November runoff, trading barbs over issues that included the death penalty and a state initiative that would alter ...

Hamlisch left his signature on decades of films
LOS ANGELES — LOS ANGELES (AP) - The word "prolific" gets tossed around a lot, but it couldn't be more appropriate in discussing the work of the late, great Marvin Hamlisch. This is especially true in considering his many contributions to film over ...

Report: Calif. must flag minority male youth needs
LOS ANGELES — LOS ANGELES (AP) - California must prioritize policies to address the plight of boys and young men of color who represent a fast-growing segment of the state's population, but a disproportionate share of prison inmates, school dropouts ...

Reckless Skateboarding Banned in Los Angeles
KNBC. Councilman Joe Buscaino says he was inspired to ban reckless skateboarding after two people in his district died in skateboarding incidents. The new ordinance, which was unanimously approved by the LA City Council Tuesday, prohibits reckless ...

Dodgers flop in clutch, lose 3-1 to Rockies
LOS ANGELES — LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Dodgers' inconsistent offense is starting to show holes again, and the Colorado Rockies' struggling pitching staff has found them - particularly with runners in scoring position. Los Angeles is 0 for 13 with ...

College Basketball Analysis: UCLA, Kentucky, Rutgers, FIU, Pittsburgh Players ...
College Basketball Analysis: UCLA, Kentucky, Rutgers, FIU, Pittsburgh Players ...

J. Lo Hits Ex-Driver With $20M Extortion Suit
LOS ANGELES (CN) - Jennifer Lopez has slapped her former driver and security chief with a $20 million countersuit for blackmail and extortion, claiming he threatened to ruin her reputation unless she paid him $2.8 million. The singer's cross-claim in ...

Investigating LA parking tickets given to cars in Northern California
For more than five years, Sacramento's CBS TV affiliate has been investigating reports by drivers in Northern California who get parking tickets from the city of Los Angeles when they swear they weren't there. The latest case involves Mark Ehrensberger ...

Dad of missing boys pleads not guilty to killing family
SANTA ANA – A man accused of fatally stabbing his girlfriend and killing their two young sons pleaded not guilty at his continued arraignment on Tuesday. Shazer Fernando Limas, 32, is charged in the April 14 slaying of Arlet Hernandez Contreras, 31 ...

Alma: Venice Pop-Up Plants Downtown Roots
What's the point of a pop-up restaurant? It's a bit strange to think that several years into a dining movement that has given chefs greater creative and entrepreneurial freedom than ever before, the answer to that question is still pretty nebulous ...


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