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Los Angeles News 11/2012 (Page 15)



SMOG Records Celebrates Six Years of Bringing Dubstep to American Dance ...
SMOG Records Celebrates Six Years of Bringing Dubstep to American Dance ...

Campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee could get 8 years in fraud
SACRAMENTO — Federal prosecutors recommended Monday that former campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee — who pleaded guilty earlier this year to mail fraud involving the theft of more than $7 million from her clients — be sentenced to about eight years in ...

Cities in bullet train's path have mixed reactions
A few hundred faithful pass through the doors of Pastor Bob Childress' sanctuary every Sunday, but he worries that sometime in the next decade a 220-mph bullet train may take their place. The future route of the train, as currently drawn, takes dead ...

Under fire from labor, Riordan abandons pension overhaul plan
Public employee unions scored a major victory Monday as former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan abandoned his campaign to take a pension overhaul plan to voters next year. The sudden retreat followed an attack by organized labor on a plan that ...

TransUnion: Late auto-loan payments rose in 3Q
LOS ANGELES — LOS ANGELES (AP) - More Americans fell behind on their auto-loan payments in the third quarter, when back-to-school shopping and other needs traditionally put a strain on consumers' wallets. But the uptick is likely only a seasonal blip ...

Pluralism in Israel: Temple Emanuel and King Solomon
Like just about every other blogger for the Jewish Journal, I found myself at Temple Emanuel in Beverly Hills this evening to watch Jewish Journal Editor-in-Chief Rob Eshman lead an Israeli consul general, a female Conservative rabbi, an Orthodox ...

GM rolls out new electric mini-car at LA Auto Show
An all-electric version of the mini-car will debut this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show. It goes on sale this summer in California, Oregon, Canada and South Korea, where it's made. Other markets will follow. Unlike the Chevrolet Volt sedan, which can ...

Los Angeles Lakers Slow Start Not too Damaging
Click Here! Covering the new-look Lakers during the 2012-13 season. Lakers. Los Angeles Lakers Slow Start Not too Damaging. The Lakers are only one game back of the Pacific Division leaders, the Warriors and the Clippers. By Shahan Ahmed. | Tuesday ...

UCLA's Top Crime Ranking Is Bunk
In case you missed it: Just before the holiday break the website Business Insider published a ranking of American college campuses with the worst crime rates. UCLA came in at numero uno. WTF!? you say? Yeah, UCLA officials essentially said the same ...

Tom Morello on the Original Rage Against The Machine Demo: "Like a Raw ...
Tom Morello on the Original Rage Against The Machine Demo: "Like a Raw ...

Barry Manilow helps ring in the holidays at LA Live tree lighting
The L.A. Live tree lighting from 2009. This year, the tree will be located in the center of the rink. DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES — Thanksgiving is over and AEG is quickly moving on to Christmas -- with a holiday celebration, tree lighting and grand opening ...

Most LA County youths held for prostitution come from foster care
A majority of juveniles arrested on prostitution charges in Los Angeles County come from the county's foster care system, and, in some cases, pimps use underage sex workers to recruit fellow group home residents, county officials said. Until now ...

Dum Dum Girls' Sandra Vu Discusses Her Side Project, Sisu
Sandra Vu may be better known for her skills behind the drum kit for Los Angeles' Dum Dum Girls, but she's been working on her own project, Sisu, before her opportunity with the all-girl rock outfit even came about. Now, with a self-released EP ...

'About Cherry' Dated for Blu-ray
Tags: MPI, Disc Announcements (all tags). The drama screened at the Berlin International Film Festival will hit Blu-ray in January. In an early announcement to retailers, MPI has slated 'About Cherry' for Blu-ray on January 15. Order 'The Dark Night ...

Lakers Look Terrible, Fall to Pacers on Chick Hearn's Birthday
As the "Voice of the Lakers," boy were you lucky to miss this one. On a night that should have celebrated your birthday with a victory to go along with the bobblehead dolls in your likeness handed out to each fan in attendance at Staples Center, the ...

UCLA Asian Women Called 'Whores;' Possible Hate Crime Investigation Results
UCLA police were considering hate crime allegations after someone posted a hateful, racist and sexist message outside an on-campus office shared by the Vietnamese Student Union and the Pacific Islanders Student Association, sources and officials told ...

2014 Chevrolet Spark EV makes first appearance in LA
While we still haven't learned how far it goes on a charge, Chevrolet offered the media a very close look at its upcoming 2014 Spark EV at an event the evening before the LA Auto Show rang its opening bell. Not only did we have a chance to look at the ...

LA County faces major shake-up under health care reform
Los Angeles County's health system faces millions in lost funds and closures of hospitals or clinics if large scale changes to implement the Affordable Care Act are not made in the next year, or in some cases within three months, according to a report ...

The Beats Go On: Your Weekly Movie To-Do List
The Beat generation -- or, as Cinefamily puts it, the "O.G. hipsters" of the 1950s -- is a pretty tough group to beat. They smoked, drank and wandered aimlessly, all while producing literature that through the decades has avoided the free-books bin at ...

UCLA Is No Longer Crime Leader Among U.S. Colleges, Website Admits (Sort Of)
It's a question LA Weekly posed to the publication in question, Business Insider. It responded with crickets. Until last night. A publicist emailed us a new list the site compiled, this time using a different data set. Lo and behold, UCLA is no longer ...

Witness says victim of deputies' shooting did not pose threat
An 18-year-old woman who witnessed an officer-involved shooting of a Culver City man has told investigators that the victim was standing with his hands on his head when deputies shot and killed him. Her account contradicts Los Angeles County deputies' ...

LAFD billing firm's leak of personal data under investigation
Federal officials have opened a criminal investigation to determine whether confidential information was obtained illegally on hundreds of patients who rode in Los Angeles Fire Department ambulances, a high-level city lawyer said Wednesday. The Fire ...

Kropp: L.A. loses tournament, tradition
Because of its tradition and longevity, it would seem unlikely Los Angeles would join the list of cities that have sold ATP Tour tournaments in recent months. Sadly, however, that is exactly what has happened. Within the past 10 days reports have ...

Kindee Durkee, politics' `Bernie Madoff', sentenced to 8 years, fined $10.5 ...
Kindee Durkee, politics' `Bernie Madoff', sentenced to 8 years, fined $10.5 ...

Human Rights Campaign: Los Angeles One of Top Gay-Friendly Cities in United ...
Human Rights Campaign: Los Angeles One of Top Gay-Friendly Cities in United ...

Notorious Mongols Gangster Admits RICO Guilt in Federal Court
A 6-foot-4 and 380 pound, onetime gang leader of the Mongols Nation Motorcycle Club--a rival to the Hells Angels--has admitted he repeatedly violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) including during a Feb. 2006 assault at ...

Now Out: Zagat's 2013 Los Angeles Restaurant Guide
In case you missed the arrival of the distinctive rectangular maroon book in your mailbox, you should probably know that the 2013 edition of Zagat's Los Angeles restaurant guide is out. Noteworthy for many reasons, not least of which because Michelin ...

Mission Hills mobile home park evacuated due to underground gas leak
UPDATED: MISSION HILLS (CNS) - Firefighters helped evacuate some 40 homes at a Mission Hills mobile home park today in response to an underground gas leak. The leak at the 193-unit Bermuda Manufactured Home Park at 15440 Los Olivos St. was ...

Rain brings numerous wrecks on the freeways, stalling morning commutes
Several early-morning wrecks in the rain, one of them fatal, slowed traffic across the San Fernando Valley. | CHECK ALTERNATE ROUTES. A person was killed and two others injured in a Toluca Lake crash reported at 4:43 a.m., Los Angeles Fire Department ...

LAUSD slow to report on teacher misconduct
Los Angeles school officials failed to promptly report nearly 150 cases of suspected teacher misconduct — including allegations of sexual contact with students — to state authorities as required by law, an audit released Thursday concluded. The ...


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