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Los Angeles News 10/2012 (Page 12)



High gas prices bad for your wallet, good for the environment?
Peter S. Cheng, Staff Writer October 17, 2012. Filed under Opinion. Most people lament high gas prices, wine and moan every time there is any significant increase, and for good reason. We immediately feel the impact of any increase in fuel prices right ...

Rovio Entertainment Exec Andrew Stalbow: 'Angry Birds Star Wars' Is 'Going to ...
Rovio Entertainment Exec Andrew Stalbow: 'Angry Birds Star Wars' Is 'Going to ...

LA County Assessor John Noguez arrested in property-tax corruption probe
District Attorney Steve Cooley at podium at a press conference Wednesday, October 17, 2012, for the arrest of Assessor John Noguez, his chief appraiser, and Arizona tax consultant Ramin Salari on charges they engaged in an elaborate and complex ...

Garbage Monopolies Coming to LA?
The Kotanjian family has been picking up L.A.'s garbage for more than 100 years. First there was Simun Kazarian, who walked dirt roads picking up trash in the 1900s with a horse and wagon. In the 1920s, his son George started AAA Rubbish. George's ...

Judge dismisses ex-UCLA player Nelson's lawsuit
LOS ANGELES - A Los Angeles judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit brought by former UCLA player Reeves Nelson against Time Inc., the parent company of Sports Illustrated, and a reporter who wrote a story about problems in the school's basketball ...

LA Unified partners with gay advocates to end bullying
For Elliott Sitz, fifth grade was a bully-plagued blur. One day his elementary school classmates' taunts focused on his long brown hair, the next on his friends, all of them female. "They would say, 'Oh, are you gay?' " Sitz, now a junior at Downtown ...

Restaurateur accused of poisoning girlfriend to cause miscarriage
A prominent restaurateur pleaded not guilty Wednesday to multiple counts of attempted murder after prosecutors said he tried to cause his pregnant girlfriend to miscarry by poisoning her with a substance known to induce labor. Joshua Woodward, 40, an ...

Bye week good for UCLA? Franklin not buying it
"I'm feeling good, I'm ready to go," the senior co-captain said after practice this week. "I'm glad we're back at it, getting ready to play a tough opponent, and correcting our mistakes." But, for the first time in eight weeks, Franklin and UCLA (5-2 ...

California, other states preparing for earthquakes
LOS ANGELES — LOS ANGELES (AP) - Get ready to rumble. Millions in the United States and several countries are set to participate in an earthquake preparedness drill Thursday. Dubbed the "Great ShakeOut," homeowners, schoolchildren and office ...

Should the Los Angeles Lakers Bring Back Derek Fisher?
Derek Fisher is available to return to the Los Angeles Lakers, so says ESPN's Marc Stein. So a lot of these Laker fans, the same fans that railed him in the last year or two, want him back. The NBA season needs to start now because this is ridiculous ...

Times Sues LAUSD for Info on Teachers
LOS ANGELES (CN) - The Los Angeles Times claims Los Angeles Unified School District is violating public records law by refusing to release records tying teachers, by name, to the expected and actual test scores of their students. The Times asked a ...

Clippers' Jordan making forward strides
LOS ANGELES – While the Clippers limped their way to getting swept by the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Playoffs last May, Kenyon Martin took a moment to sit down for an interview. The topic? Figuring out DeAndre Jordan. Article Tab: game-staples-half- ...

Judge orders state to set aside approval of Newhall Ranch studies
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge this week ordered the California Department of Fish and Game to set aside its approval of environmental studies related to Newhall Ranch, a residential project planned to be built next to Ventura County. In ...

Judge stops LAPD warrant for Manson follower tapes
DALLAS — DALLAS (AP) - A federal judge in Texas has blocked an effort by Los Angeles police to use a search warrant to obtain decades-old tapes of conversations between a Manson family disciple and his now-deceased trial attorney. U.S. District Judge ...

Vets and Doctors Don't Usually Talk to Each Other. Zoobiquity Is Trying to ...
Vets and Doctors Don't Usually Talk to Each Other. Zoobiquity Is Trying to ...

Gasoline prices—finally—begin to slide
FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, file photo, a gasoline pump shows a customer has spent $40.00 for eight gallons of gasoline at a Shell station in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles. On Thursday,Oct. 18, 2012, gasoline prices finally began to ...

LA councilman Alarcon, wife plead not guilty in voter fraud case
LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon and his wife pleaded not guilty Thursday to perjury and voter fraud charges stemming from allegations that they did not live in a Panorama City home he claimed as his residence. Alarcon, 58, is ...

The Academy unveils vision for motion picture museum
The Academy has taken another big step toward establishing its long-in-the-making motion picture museum right in the heart of Los Angeles. The organization announced today that it has reached its initial goal of $100 million toward a $250 capital ...

Van Nuys: Man shot dead after firing at LAPD 5 times during chase
Los Angeles police officers shot and killed a man who lead police on a chase that ended at the intersection of Vanowen Street and Orion Avenue in Van Nuys around 9:40 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012. The man, who had an extensive criminal history, fired ...

Man shot in altercation behind Ralphs across from Taft High in Woodland Hills
Los Angeles Police and LAUSD School Police are on scene after a shooting on Oct. 18, 2012, in the parking lot behind the Ralphs market across the street from Taft High School in Woodland Hills. (Hans Gutknecht/Staff Photographer). A gun is circled with ...

Is Your Home Earthquake Ready?
When the so-called Big One hits California, will your home withstand the shaking? If you have a wood house, you might have hit the jackpot. Scientists are already preparing for a 7.8 magnitude quake along the San Andreas Fault that could cause ...

City official pushes two tax increases for LA ballot
City official pushes two tax increases for L.A. ballot. City Administrative Officer Miguel Santana says the hikes — one on parking revenue, the other on real estate sales — would generate up to $125 million annually for the city budget. print ...

LA gets a jolt for safety in quake drill
From left, Lucile Jones, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Paul Schulz of the American Red Cross and MTA official Richard Katz drop under a table during the earthquake drill. (Al Seib, Los Angeles Times / October 18, 2012) ...

LA developer ordered to let hikers use trail on his land
L.A. developer ordered to let hikers use trail on his land. A judge rules on the path that runs across nearly half of the 97 acres that Mohamed Hadid owns next to Franklin Canyon Park. print. Comments. 0 ...

Garcetti opposes 401(k) plans for city employees
Garcetti opposes 401(k) plans for city employees. The mayoral candidate says switching to such a system would cost the city money and not produce savings for at least 15 years. His views are more in line with unions than what his rivals have said ...

Gates Foundation-funded education-reform group to close
Gates Foundation-funded education-reform group to close. Communities for Teaching Excellence, the national organization based in L.A., plans to close next month after its board voted to shutter it and the Gates philanthropy ended financial support ...

LAPD probing 12 homicides linked to Manson family
The Los Angeles Police Department disclosed Thursday that it has open investigations on a dozen unsolved homicides that took place near locations where the Manson family operated during its spate of murders four decades ago. The department made the ...

12 Unsolved Murders Have Possible Ties to Manson Family, LAPD Says
The LAPD on Thursday announced it has open investigations on a dozen unsolved homicides near known Manson Family hangouts around Los Angeles. The revelation came amid a legal battle to obtain hours of audio tape recordings between former ...

Assessor John Noguez, tax advisor plead not guilty to bribes
Los Angeles County Assessor John Noguez and the tax consultant accused of bribing him, Ramin Salari, pleaded not guilty to a long list of corruption charges Thursday. The men, who were arrested Wednesday, are being held on more than $1-million bail ...

ACLU sues Sheriff Baca over bail refusals
A spokeswoman for L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca, shown earlier this month, disputed the contention that the Sheriff's Department has denied bail to anyone because of federal immigration holds. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times / October 3, 2012) ...


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