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Los Angeles News 09/2012 (Page 17)



LA officials vow to protect city's interests in NFL deal
L.A. officials vow to protect city's interests in NFL deal. The chief legislative analyst wants to ensure whoever ends up controlling the stadium has experience operating a major sports venue. A final vote on the stadium is set for Friday. print ...

Man freed in 1993 killing after witness recants testimony
A Los Angeles man serving a life sentence for murder was released Monday after prosecutors conceded that their star witness had perjured himself. During 19 years behind bars, John Edward Smith, a 37-year-old former gang member, adamantly maintained ...

The Beverly Hills Hotel and I go way back
Anxious to get away from a day of bad news, I retreated to that shrine of wealth and Hollywood make-believe, the Beverly Hills Hotel. It was their big day. The hotel was holding a reception to honor being named an official Beverly Hills landmark, and ...

The River, the Bridge and the Future
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - It is easy to malign the Los Angeles River. The 52-mile waterway is famous for the concrete embankments poured decades ago by the Army Corps of Engineers. They were installed to prevent destructive flooding, and while they ...

Tesla's Supercharger Stations Provide Revolutionary Way To Promote Long ...
Tesla's Supercharger Stations Provide Revolutionary Way To Promote Long ...

Two Miracle Mile Radio Stations Evacuated Because of Suspicious Package
Radio stations KNX and KFWB in Los Angeles' Miracle Mile area were evacuated Tuesday morning because of a report of a suspicious package that turned out to be a promotional item. The two news stations are located at 5670 Wilshire Boulevard, a 27-story ...

An Easy Fast and an Easy Carmaggedon
“The great shofar is sounded; a still small voice is heard.” Yom Kippur prayer. Jews in Los Angeles mark three holy days this week—the daylong Yom Kippur observance AND the two-day Carmageddon experience. The clock is ticking as we anticipate the ...

The Fair's Final Week
You say you've been waiting for a cooler weekend in which to enjoy the Los Angeles County Fair? Strangely enough, that weekend didn't come; it felt like all of our Saturdays and Sundays, starting with Labor Day Weekend, have been on the toastier end of ...

Picture -- In the Fashion You Choose -- a Very Special Wild Place
Time is running out to enter your photos in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area's 2012 "Spirit of the Mountains Contest." Specifically, you have until October 6 to, as the Park's poetic flier puts it, "let your photographic imagination ...

Blood tests of driver sobriety makes Supreme Court agenda
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court will soon consider whether police must get a warrant before forcing a suspected drunken driver to submit to a blood test, a case that could set a new legal standard for motorists' privacy. By agreeing on Tuesday ...

LA City Council Approves Pension Reforms for New City Workers
New workers hired by the city of Los Angeles will see reduced pension benefits compared to current employees under a plan approved by the City Council Tuesday. The council voted 14-0 in favor of a package of retirement-benefit reforms that will affect ...

Torrance law firm helps exonerate man falsely jailed 19 years; LAPD's Beck ...
Torrance law firm helps exonerate man falsely jailed 19 years; LAPD's Beck ...

Feds take marijuana dispensary crackdown to LA
Marijuana dispensary. Federal officials took their war on medical marijuana dispensaries to Los Angeles on Tuesday, raiding several shops and issuing warning letters to dozens more. Officials at the U.S. attorney's office said it was the first large ...

LAPD to study detectives' work after murder conviction is vacated
LAPD to study detectives' work after murder conviction is vacated. Chief Charlie Beck launches a review of the investigation that led to John Smith's imprisonment for 19 years. A judge rules his conviction was based on coerced, perjured testimony ...

LA City Council tentatively approves DWP rate increases
Back-to-back electricity rate hikes totaling 11.1% won preliminary approval Tuesday from the Los Angeles City Council, despite complaints from ratepayers and some members about the size of the utility's salaries. On a 10 to 4 vote, the council approved ...

Riverside Pot Shop Thriving On Edge of Undecided Law
Print. IE Pot Shop Thriving Despite Blurry Legality. David McNew/Getty Images. advertisement. Click Here! While Los Angeles dispensaries have become the target of local and federal crack downs, one medical marijuana shop in Riverside says its business ...

San Fernando's Maribel De La Torre, ex-councilman allege police misconduct
In this Los Angeles Daily News file photo Councilwoman Maribel De La Torre is shown during a San Fernando City Council meeting on July 10, 2012. (Andy Holzman/Staff Photographer). Officially, the case is The People of the State of California v. Maribel ...

LA City Council backs pension cuts for new workers
L.A. City Council backs pension cuts for new workers. In a victory for Mayor Villaraigosa and a blow to unions, lawmakers vote to reduce pensions and raise retirement age. Another vote is needed for cuts to take effect. print. Comments. 0 ...

Poor care for veterans becomes campaign issue
Poor care for veterans becomes campaign issue. Democratic Rep. Howard Waxman says the bureaucracy at the West L.A. Veterans Affairs center is impenetrable. His opponent says it's beyond the pale as veterans fight for funds, care and housing. print ...

For second 405 Freeway closure, less-dire traffic message goes out
Mulholland Bridge work. A laborer works under the Mulholland Bridge, which crosses the 405 Freeway in Los Angeles. The bridge project necessitates the complete closure of the freeway for a weekend, potentially causing a massive traffic nightmare across ...

Newhall Ranch housing development dealt a new setback
A farmhouse sits near the site of the proposed Newhall Ranch housing development. An L.A. County Superior Court judge has backed alleged flaws in the massive project's environmental review. (Reed Saxon / Associated Press / May 22, 2003) ...

US raids LA marijuana shops
Federal officials brought their war on medical marijuana dispensaries to Los Angeles on Tuesday, raiding several shops and issuing warning letters to dozens more. Officials at the U.S. attorney's office said it was the first large-scale federal action ...

My auto mechanic is now breaking NBA news about Gilbert Arenas
An NBA report circulated on Tuesday that said Gilbert Arenas was likely to join either the Lakers or Clippers if he ends up signing with an NBA team this season. The report wasn't as notable to me because of its content, but because of the origin of ...

Cerritos: Anti-Muslim filmmaker's probation case creeps on
An unoccupied Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department patrol car is parked across from the home, background, of Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the man who made the film "Innocence of Muslims" that has sparked violent protests, in Cerritos, Calif., Tuesday, ...

Geeks Rejoice: Acne Cure Could be Near as UCLA Discovers Pimple-Eating Virus
Dear zit-having, computer-programming, getting-your-asses-kicked-at-school teens. Sorry. We know life sucks, but just think, the geeks shall inherit the earth. Someday you be rolling deep in Apple stock and you'll have to use motherboards just to pry ...

Man Shot, Killed on South LA Park Bench Was "Just Sitting There"
Patrick Caruthers, 19, was killed Tuesday afternoon while he was sitting on a park bench in Los Angeles. Detectives say an unknown shooter walked up to the developmentally disabled man and show him several times in the torso before fleeing in a ...

Murs & Fashawn Describe Similarities With TI, Claim Rappers Pretend Because ...
Murs & Fashawn Describe Similarities With TI, Claim Rappers Pretend Because ...

Petersen Offers Carmageddon Discount, Just Leave the Car at Home
Calvin Aubrey with California Highway Patrol says last year's San Diego (405) Freeway closure “went great because the public paid attention,” and stayed off the roads. As the second installment of Carmageddon approaches, Caltrans and law enforcement ...

MLB News Round-Up: Angels, Athletics, Rays, TV Deals and More
A few weeks ago, MLB agreed to a groundbreaking television deal with ESPN and with that deal done, has now come to an agreement with its other television affiliates, Fox and Turner Sports. Financial terms weren't available but both deals would run ...

L.A. County Animal Control Not Liable for Pit Bull Attack, Appeals Court Rules
Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control does not have a mandatory duty to seize an animal in response to a complaint by a citizen that the animal is a menace to public safety, according to a ruling by Justice Elizabeth A. Grimes ...


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