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Los Angeles News 10/2012 (Page 15)



Man severely burned in Molotov cocktail attack in Los Angeles suburb
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Police in Long Beach, California, searched on Monday for an unknown assailant who set a man ablaze by tossing a Molotov cocktail at the victim outside a grocery store in a fiery attack caught on videotape. The 54-year-old victim ...

Flu Vaccines in Grade Schools Significantly Curb Illness
Public health officials have been trying to drum up support for flu vaccination for all kids ages six months and older for several years now. Vaccination rates have crept up, but half of all kids still don't get a yearly flu shot. A new study suggests ...

Los Angeles County Assessor John Noguez staying in jail
Los Angeles County Assessor John Noguez will remain behind bars after a judge set his bail Monday at $1.16million, an amount his lawyer conceded was beyond his reach at this time. "We're not going to able to make that bail amount," defense attorney ...

Daily Pilot Ends Tuesday Print Edition as LA Times Re-Focuses on Digital Strategy
With the flurry of want ads posted by the Los Angeles Times and Orange County Register recently, one could hope for a renewed, 1990s-style newspaper war between the two mainstream dailies. Wind comes out of the sails of such a prospect today with word ...

MacTech 2012: One to remember
Last week Mike Schramm, Kelly Guimont and myself attended MacTech Conference in Los Angeles. We'll have a video interview with the organizer and editor-in-chief of MacTech magazine, Neil Ticktin, later this week, but here are some observations made ...

Expo Line Construction Caught in Political Web
Stephanie Elam. Proponents of the Downtown-to-Santa Monica Expo line gathered at a construction site in Palms on Monday to make their case in the court of public opinion. They contend that work on the rail line needs to continue while the California ...

Golf: Harrington eyes third time charm at Grand Slam
(Reuters) - Padraig Harrington, a late replacement in the four-man field for this week's PGA Grand Slam of Golf in Bermuda, is banking on third time lucky after twice being beaten in a playoff at the elite, end-of-season event. Irishman Harrington ...

More than 2 dozen LA Unified magnet schools are under-enrolled
Children gather for morning assembly at Montara Avenue Elementary in South Gate last week. The math, science and technology magnet can accommodate 220 students; last year just 76 applied. Montara is one of about 27 under-enrolled magnet programs ...

Incumbents' fundraising continues to dwarf foes'
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Los Angeles area House members have raised seven times as much money as their challengers, demonstrating the enormous advantage incumbents hold in congressional elections. Los Angeles-area incumbents have raised $18.7 ...

John Noguez arrest to drive Measure A support
Suspicions about the dealings of Los Angeles County Assessor John Noguez led the five-member County Board of Supervisors to unanimously support an advisory measure to take the assessor's position out of the hands of voters. In August, Los Angeles ...

Public transportation use climbs with gas prices
LONG BEACH - As gas prices spiked this year, so did use of public transportation. Los Angeles-area commuters took the train in record numbers last month, according to new figures from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority ...

Rested Bruins prepare
LOS ANGELES – College football won't have a playoff until 2014, but for Brett Hundley, the post-bye weeks feel similar. "It's almost like a new season. ... These last five games are basically playoffs," the UCLA quarterback said. "Everybody says they ...

NFL back in thrall with Dodger Stadium's open spaces?
dodger-stadium-parking-lots.jpg. According to a report at CBS Sports.com, NFL owners have expressed new doubts about the AEG-City Hall plan to build a stadium at LA Live — in part because of AEG's wish to sell itself off — and revived their lust for ...

Class Fights LA's 'Immigration Holds'
LOS ANGELES (CN) - Los Angeles County and its Sheriff Lee Baca unconstitutionally deny bail to thousands of people who are placed on federal "immigration hold," a class action claims in Federal Court. Five named plaintiffs, including filmmaker Duncan ...

Antonio '11 Percent' Villaraigosa Needs Time to 'Reflect' About Running For ...
Antonio '11 Percent' Villaraigosa Needs Time to 'Reflect' About Running For ...

Woodland Hills: Homeless woman struck, killed by minivan is ID'd
WOODLAND HILLS - A coroner's official today released the name of a 66-year-old homeless woman who was fatally struck by a minivan driven by a suspected intoxicated driver in Woodland Hills. Her name was Barbara Nawotka, said Lt. Joe Bale of the Los ...

LA Times unveils more branding and digital features
latimes-tablet.jpg A cheerleading note went out to Los Angeles Times employees yesterday from the paper's president, Kathy Thomson, announcing a new branding campaign ("How California Thinks") and a web page called Trending Now to lure readers to ...

5 Places in L.A. to See Affordable Opera
Centuries ago, opera was more affordable, not just something thought to be for the country club set when the dained to put on their long silk gloves and gold-rimmed glasses. Several companies in Los Angeles have strived to recreate this custom, but it ...

Morning Buzz: Politics and media for 10.23.12
Faced with yet another budget shortfall, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa called Monday for the elimination of 209 city jobs and urged the City Council to press ahead with a plan for rolling back pension benefits for newly hired civilian workers ...

MOCA's 'Blues for Smoke' Exhibit Raises the Question: What Does 'the Blues ...
MOCA's 'Blues for Smoke' Exhibit Raises the Question: What Does 'the Blues ...

Southern California gas prices drop to $4.44 a gallon
LOS ANGELES - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County decreased today for the 14th consecutive day, falling 2.9 cents to $4.44, one day after dropping 1.7 cents. The average price has dropped 26.5 cents over ...

Weekly Fun: Events to Guide Your Free Time
It's a busy week here in Los Angeles, with Halloween in full effect, new movie events happening every five minutes and Oktoberfest wrapping up with a bang. So, out of all the possibilities that this fine city has to offer, what should you spend your ...

'On Air With Ryan Seacrest's' Ellen K Re-Ups with KIIS
The longtime radio host has re-upped with the Los Angeles radio station, extending her contract to 2015 – which will mark her 25th anniversary with the station. She can currently be heard as Ryan Seacrest's morning show cohort on weekday mornings via ...

Signal Hill tank farm oil spill clogs Signal Hill, Long Beach streets
10/23/12 - A cleaning crew works on 28th street in Signal Hill after an oil spill occurred from a leak on an above ground tank located on 27th St and Olive. Atlantic Ave between Willow St and Spring St is blocked off to Vehicle traffic. Pedestrian ...

Caltrans to take up I-405 widening proposals
Widening of I-405 between the Los Angeles County line and the 55 freeway is scheduled for 2015-19, but Caltrans will get a chance to weigh in on the project first. The Orange County Transportation Authority on Monday rejected a recommendation for a ...

A Kern County Ghost Town
RUSTIC ATMOSPHERE: While Southern California boasts some famous said-to-be-haunted spots, those venues tend to be located near or in our bigger cities (Whaley House, Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Hotel del Coronado -- we're looking at you). But there ...

Reaching out to illegal immigrants a core strategy for LAPD chief
Reaching out to illegal immigrants a core strategy for LAPD chief. Charlie Beck says his controversial stance is grounded not just in a sense of fairness, but in the practical realities of crime-fighting in heavily Latino L.A.. print. Comments. 22 ...

Netflix slashes its forecast for subscriber gains
LOS ANGELES — LOS ANGELES (AP) - Netflix slashed its prediction for how many U.S. video-streaming subscribers it would add this year after subpar third-quarter results, causing a sharp sell-off in its stock in after-hours trading. The Los Gatos, Calif ...

'Caesar Must Die' To Open Cinema Italian Style
Paolo and Vittorio Taviani's Caesar Must Die, Italy's submission for the foreign-language film Academy Award, will screen as the opening night film of the Cinema Italian Style festival, which runs from Nov. 13-18 in Los Angeles. our editor recommends ...

Cancer Patient Fights Foreclosure Eviction
John Cádiz Klemack. Ana Casas has cerebral palsy and not only is she battling stage-four breast cancer, she and her family are also fighting to keep their home of 40 years. Community activists have pitched tents at the home in hopes to thwart Tuesday ...


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