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Los Angeles News 08/2012 (Page 6)



Our View: Westside pols game the East
WHEN taxes promoted and passed by the people as "temporary" are almost. immediately extended for generations, it feeds citizen cynicism. Of course it does. Why believe anything our elected leaders tell us if they make mid-course corrections at the ...

Peter O'Malley reappears at Dodger front office
dodgers8.jpg Now that he's part of a group that bought the San Diego Padres, the former Dodger owner might want to steer clear of Chavez Ravine. But in the weeks following the team's $2.15 billion sale, O'Malley was offering a little front-office ...

Jesca Hoop On Her New Album And Returning To Southern California
Jesca Hoop On Her New Album And Returning To Southern California. By Daniel Kohn Wed., Aug. 8 2012 at 10:03 AM. Categories: interview · Pin It · jesca hoop.jpg. Jesca Hoop. See Also: *Duran Duran Speaks: John Taylor Says Twitter Helped Bring Their ...

Shuttle Endeavour's final flight will land at California Science Center
LOS ANGELES - 08/08/12 - (Scott Varley, Los Angeles New Group) NASA and the the California Science Center Tuesday announce their plans to move the space shuttle Endeavour from Florida to its new home at the California Science Center in Exposition ...

Author Neal Stephenson On His Latest Book, Video Game Sword-Fighting And ...
Author Neal Stephenson On His Latest Book, Video Game Sword-Fighting And ...

La Puente councilman accused of refusing to turn over Sheriff's badge
Posted: 08/08/2012 12:12:50 AM PDT. LA PUENTE - Despite a county-wide directive demanding that all officials in contract cities return badges issued to them by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Councilman David Argudo is refusing to comply, ...

Forgotten by time, but not out of style
Marc Chevalier stands on the roof of the Oviatt Building. "What really attracts me to him,” Chevalier says of its builder, clothier James Oviatt, “is that he had one religion — the best. He wanted to find the best, make the best and sell the best ...

Source: NYTimes to sell About to Answers for $270M
LOS ANGELES — LOS ANGELES (AP) - The New York Times Co. has agreed to sell its troubled online information service, About.com, to rival Answers.com for $270 million, or two-thirds what the Times paid for it in 2005, according to a person familiar with ...

Dodgers honor sailor from Naval Base Ventura County
Photo by Jon SooHoo, Courtesy photo / Los Angeles Dodgers. Petty Officer First Class Kyron Anderson, of Naval Base Ventura County, was honored as "Veteran of the Game" at Monday night's home game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Colorado ...

City's plan to close pools Monday meets with protests
As temperatures are rising, so is anger over a city plan to shut 33 public pools next week. Most of the city's public pools will close Monday for the season under a move to save money timed to the start of the Los Angeles Unified School District ...

Number of homes facing foreclosure rose in July
LOS ANGELES — LOS ANGELES (AP) - More U.S. homes started on the foreclosure path in July, as lenders tackled a backlog of mortgages gone unpaid even as they pulled back on home repossessions. The number of homes that received an initial notice ...

Get Garcia, Get Results: Where's My Reward Money?
Get Garcia, Get Results: Where's My Reward Money? A tipster contacted the Get Garcia team when he hadn't received reward money two years after he reported a tip that led to the arrest and conviction of a hit-and-run suspect ...

Billingsley wins 4th straight, Dodgers top Rockies
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chad Billingsley shrugged off an inside-the-park home run by Eric Young Jr. on his fourth pitch of the game to win his fourth straight start, Matt Kemp hit a three-run homer and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Colorado Rockies 6-4 ...

George Will: Golden State's train wreck
PALO ALTO – State Sen. Joe Simitian's district office near Stanford's campus is nestled among shops sporting excruciatingly cute names ("A Street Bike Named Desire," "Mom's the Word" maternity wear) intended to make the progressive gentry comfortable ...

Getting space shuttle Endeavour to its new home in LA will be a...
Getting space shuttle Endeavour to its new home in LA will be a...

Ethier looking to find his early-season form
LOS ANGELES -- Through the first two months of the season, Andre Ethier was one of the top run producers in all of baseball. When the calendar turned to to June, he was one among the lead leaders in RBIs with 44 and home runs with nine. That is far ...

Yucatán's Longaniza: Where to Get It in Los Angeles
You may never have heard of it, but one of the world's great sausages is right here, under your very nose. It's the famous longaniza of the city of Valladolid in Yucatán. The L.A. version doesn't just pretend to be authentic. It's the real thing ...

More chalk protests planned for downtown Art Walk: LA Now Live
More chalk protests planned for downtown Art Walk: L.A. Now Live. August 9, 2012 | 6:43 am. increase text size decrease text size. Join Times reporters Kate Linthicum and Deborah Vankin and City Editor Shelby Grad for a discussion. Los Angeles police ...

Antonio Villaraigosa for Governor? What Voters Need to Know About the 11 ...
Antonio Villaraigosa for Governor? What Voters Need to Know About the 11 ...

Gore Vidal Remembered By Nephew Burr Steers
In private, Gore Vidal wasn't really that different from his public image. Gore was Gore. He was always great company and very witty. He definitely was energized by crowds and by being on camera. He would click on like a klieg light when things focused ...

LA Sheriff Lee Baca Writes Angry Letter to NorCal Assemblyman Who Authored ...
LA Sheriff Lee Baca Writes Angry Letter to NorCal Assemblyman Who Authored ...

Steve Scauzillo: Winning is one thing, repeating another
Posted: 08/09/2012 12:03:58 PM PDT. THREE-PEATS are hard to do. If you're not familiar with the term, it means winning a third consecutive championship. The word is a contraction of the words "three" and "repeat" and was coined by former Los Angeles ...

Dale Olson, Veteran Hollywood Publicist, Dies
Olson was head of the motion picture division of public relations giant Rogers & Cowan for 18 years before he resigned in August 1985 to establish his own firm. He started his career in Hollywood in 1956 as West Coast editor of Boxoffice magazine and ...

LA-Based Reverend Pens An Op-Ed To Provide A Christian Case Against The ...
LA-Based Reverend Pens An Op-Ed To Provide A Christian Case Against The ...

Mothering Heights: Kardashian vs. Franklin
“I want to be famous,” my 11-year-old tells me. We are standing on Hollywood Boulevard watching the premiere of the new Ben Stiller movie, “The Watch.” I had a meeting in Los Angeles and brought my daughter along for a fun overnighter. “Why do you want ...

Gloria Romero: Assembly Democrats too cowardly to vote
Posted: 08/09/2012 02:04:05 PM PDT. California witnessed the demise of Senate Bill 1530 when members of the Assembly Education Committee didn't vote "no"; rather, they simply abdicated their responsibility to vote at all. When their names were called, ...

LA city attorney toughens tactics against scalpers
For years, prosecutors have used court injunctions to prevent gang members, drug dealers and even graffiti vandals from congregating in certain areas. But now, the L.A. city attorney's office wants to use the powerful legal tool on a decidedly ...

Veterans battle for space in renovated Patriotic Hall
“Little cubbyholes are not where these groups belong,” said Jay Morales, left, a life member and adjutant of Patriotic Hall's original American Legion post. With him is former American Legion state commander Hugh Crooks Jr. (Los Angeles Times / August ...

Travolta, Spielberg light up Foreign Press lunch
LOS ANGELES — LOS ANGELES (AP) - Steven Spielberg talked movies with Harvey Weinstein. John Travolta chatted with Bradley Cooper. Dustin Hoffman and Jack Black shared cellphone photos. Those stars, along with Kerry Washington, Jennifer ...

USC players ready to put defense up against anyone
LOS ANGELES — LOS ANGELES (AP) - Those who hail Southeastern Conference teams as having the strongest defenses in the nation don't phase USC safety T.J. McDonald. "I wouldn't say we're at the SEC level, I would say we're at the 'SC level," ...


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