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Los Angeles News 08/2012 (Page 7)



Lakers to Acquire Dwight Howard
A multi-team trade is expected to land Dwight Howard in Los Angeles and send Andrew Bynum to Philadelphia, ESPN reported Thursday night. The four-team deal was completed Thursday and will send Howard to the Lakers, Andrea Iguodala to the Denver ...

California legislation could bring peace to LA water war
August 10, 2012. The state Assembly approved legislation Thursday that would end a long-standing turf war between two Los Angeles County water districts. For much of the last decade, the Lakewood-based Water Replenishment District has been fighting ...

No evidence Coliseum chief illegally sought USC job, agency says
California's political watchdog agency said it was unable to substantiate allegations that the interim head of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum illegally sought a job with USC while he was responsible for protecting taxpayers in talks to turn over ...

County Harbor-UCLA among centers struggling to reduce hosptial-acquired ...
County Harbor-UCLA among centers struggling to reduce hosptial-acquired ...

LAUSD chief John Deasy's back-to-school pep talk includes promise to get ...
LAUSD chief John Deasy's back-to-school pep talk includes promise to get ...

Camp becomes controversial for Mora, Kiffin
LOS ANGELES – It was a page straight out of Lane Kiffin's University of Tennessee playbook – the one he since has rewritten. Jim Mora made a controversial statement that, for better or worse, brought publicity to a football program in need of one. Then ...

Greuel lines up a bunch of Valley folks
victory-van-nuys-palms.jpg In her bid to become the first mayor of Los Angeles from the Valley since Sam Yorty, Controller Wendy Greuel has put together an early list of supporters that has some range to it. She represented part of the Valley as a city ...

Calif. heat wave prompts power conservation call
LOS ANGELES — LOS ANGELES (AP) - Californians sweltering in a heat wave are being urged to reduce power consumption, including air conditioning, through the weekend to maintain electrical reserves and avoid the possibility of outages. The California ...

Bruins warming up to Mora regime
SAN BERNARDINO – He is a senior, now into his fifth year at UCLA, facing his final go-round of college football. So it's understandable that Andrew Abbott would feel some desperation, would hear the ticking, would try so hard to wish, to force, to will ...

Mel Stuart Dies at 83
His daughter, Madeline Stuart, said he died Thursday night of cancer at his home in Los Angeles. During the 1960s and 1970s, Stuart was associated with David L. Wolper, with whom he established a base of West Coast documentary production at a time ...

Dwight Howard Trade Review: Lakers, Nuggets, Magic, Sixers Shake Up the NBA
The Big Four will be playing 41 dates in Los Angeles, along with select encore shows pushing well into June. For all of you metalheads, Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax are awesome, but that's not the Big Four that I am referring to. No, this ...

LA Now Live: Should ticket scalpers be barred from LA venues?
Once victimized as a young man by a ticket scalper who sold him a phony ticket to a Los Angeles Lakers game, City Atty. Carmen Trutanich says his intent is now to put illegal ticket sellers "out of business." Times reporter Richard Winton will join L.A ...

Famed Vocalist Jim Stephens joins Joe Gray's Big Band
Jim Stephens, who gained fame as a vocalist with the 1960s Safaris pop group and the iconic Modernaires originally from the Big Band Era, will perform with The Late Nite Big Band led by Joe Gray at the Gardens of the World August 19. During the free ...

CI Art Program announces 'Jim Huber- Paintings'
Contribute your own story. Camarillo, Calif., Aug 10, 2012 – The CSU Channel Islands Art Program is pleased to announce its first exhibition of the new academic year, Jim Huber – Paintings. The exhibition, featuring approximately 20 abstract acrylic ...

It Takes a Village: Volunteers Turn L.A. River Spot into Neighborhood Oasis
I don't know about you, but whenever I pass through a green park-like space, I enjoy the scene, but never really think about the hands behind it. Usually, I assume I have to thank someone in the city or the county, but if you live in Studio City and ...

Lucky Peaches: SoCal Brewers Find Inspiration in Masumoto Fruit
There's no shortage of people who are keen to get their hands on some of Fresno-based farmer David Mas Masumoto's summer peaches. The 80-acre farm is known as being the producer of some of the state's best organic stone fruit, and its output regularly ...

Lakers Deal for All-Star Dwight Howard, Send Andrew Bynum to 76ers
The Lakers continued their summer of all-star acquisitions Friday when they announced the completion of a four-team deal that brings forward Dwight Howard to Los Angeles from Orlando and sends Andrew Bynum to Philadelphia. Lakers General Manager ...

Who Should Play Jamie Oliver?
If you're one of the tens of people who have yet to be overwhelmed by the ubiquitous presence of celebrity chef/author/media-thing Jamie Oliver, then you're in luck: His quest to bring about change in the Los Angeles public school lunch system -- which ...

Calif. Muslims want fed probe of pig-leg vandalism
ONTARIO, Calif. (AP) - Pig's legs were thrown on the proposed site of a Southern California mosque, and a Muslim civil rights group is asking federal officials to investigate. Worshippers said two women threw the three legs onto the driveway of the ...

Intersection Dedicated to "Onion Field" Killing
Print. Intersection Dedicated to "Onion Field" Officer. Office Ian Campbell, pictured at left, was slain by ex-convicts in the 1963 "Onion Field" killing, which left a major mark on the Los Angeles Police Department. On Friday, the intersection of ...

Fired charter school executive receives $245000 in settlement
A Los Angeles charter school administrator fired for allegedly ordering his staff to cheat on state tests received $245000 after he sued for wrongful dismissal, the Times has learned. The settlement, which included a confidentiality clause, was ...

Venice Beach Zip Line Appeal Struck Down
The finished zip line will be two steel towers connected by a metal cable. After buying a $20 ticket, harnessed customers will slide along the 700-foot cable for about 30 seconds. advertisement. Click Here! The proposed Venice Beach zip line is one ...

LA Unified settlement bypassing seniority-based layoffs nullified
Setting the stage for future legal battles, a state appeals court Friday nullified a settlement that allowed the Los Angeles Unified School District to shield certain schools from teacher layoffs during budget crises. The decision by the California 2nd ...

Investigator says LA city councilman's residence was unoccupied
Councilman Richard Alarcon and his wife are facing 24 felony counts of perjury and voter fraud for claiming a Panorama City house as their residence on voter, driving and candidacy documents so that he could run for the 7th District council seat ...

Small plane crashes in West LA; pilot killed
One person was killed Friday evening when a small plane crashed into a residential neighborhood in West Los Angeles, fire officials said. The pilot of the single-engine Cessna 210 was returning to Santa Monica Airport and declared an emergency shortly ...

Investigation: Who's Really Writing Pot Prescriptions?
Some Southern California doctors are signing prescriptions for medical marijuana without ever examining or even meeting the patients, an NBC4 I-Team investigation has found. Authorities say this practice is clearly against the law, but it is providing ...

Trojans building hype heading into 2012 season
LOS ANGELES — LOS ANGELES (AP) - The seats in Memorial Stadium were all but empty, the handful of observers dwarfed by the massive bowl. Clanging and ratcheting sounds from workers behind the east end zone echoed off the expanse of the stadium, ...

Dwight Howard Trade Winners and Losers: Lakers, Sixers, Magic, Nuggets
Not a single game of basketball was played on August 10, 2012. But, that did not stop the National Basketball Association from topping the Olympics, the NFL's pre-season games, or the MLB pennant races in the sports headlines. At long, long, long, long ...

Michael Jackson show continues to conquer the box office
When Cirque du Soleil titled its new Michael Jackson show "The Immortal World Tour," the name wasn't just symbolic. Its second appearance in Southern California this year, Tuesday and Wednesday at the Staples Center, is only the beginning of a large, ...

STAR TREK Original Series Soundtrack
La-La Land Records proudly announces its forthcoming release of STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES SOUNDTRACK COLLECTION, a limited edition 15-CD box set, showcasing all episode scores as heard in all three original seasons of the landmark ...


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