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Los Angeles News 11/2012 (Page 5)



LA County transit tax extension nears approval
Los Angeles County voters were close to approving a three-decade extension of a transportation sales tax Tuesday night, and a health measure requiring adult film actors to wear condoms was way ahead in early returns. An advisory vote on whether the ...

Democrats seek supermajority in Legislature
LOS ANGELES - Months of campaigning and millions of dollars spent on 100 legislative races across California boiled down to a handful of contests Tuesday to decide whether Democrats can seize unbridled control of the state Legislature. Democrats were ...

Measure MM and Measure HH Election Results: Tax Initiatives for Upkeep of ...
Measure MM and Measure HH Election Results: Tax Initiatives for Upkeep of ...

Assembly District 39 Election Results: Landslide Win For Raul Bocanegra Over ...
Assembly District 39 Election Results: Landslide Win For Raul Bocanegra Over ...

NBA Rumors: Will the Lakers Fire Mike Brown, Hire Jerry Sloan?
We are obviously only one week into the new NBA season, but Mike Brown's seat already seems to be really, really hot. Despite the fact that his Los Angeles Lakers finally won a game on Sunday against the hapless Detroit Pistons, the team's initial ...

Los Angeles Local News, Weather, and TrafficRep. Brad Sherman Still Standing ...
Los Angeles Local News, Weather, and TrafficRep. Brad Sherman Still Standing ...

Proposition roundup: Voters OK 30, Brown's tax-hike plan
LOS ANGELES – California voters approved Gov. Jerry Brown's initiative to raise sales and income taxes to help balance the state budget but rejected an initiative aimed at thwarting the political influence of unions, turned down a broad-based income ...

SoCal Voter Turnout Lower Than 2008
Getty Images. People wait in line to pick up their ballots in the US presidential elections in the polling place at Wat Thai Temple on November 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Californians will cast ballots in dozens of tight races including Gov ...

Localita & The Badasserie: Vegans Among Us
Have you ever tried a vegan Reuben before? It's the kind of sandwich that might encourage a scoff or smirk from the hardened carnivore, but for the past three years it's been one of the most popular items at Locali, the city's first "conscious ...

Measure J: Transit tax falling short of two-thirds majority
LOS ANGELES - A proposal to accelerate public transit and highway projects by extending a half-cent sales tax increase for an additional 30 years appears to have fallen short of the two-thirds majority it needed to pass, according to election results ...

California Voters Overwhelmingly Opt for Saner Sentences
Yesterday Proposition 36, which reforms California's draconian "three strikes" law, won by a margin of more than 2 to 1: 69 percent for, 31 percent against. By contrast, a previous attempt at reform, Proposition 66, fell three points short of a ...

Minutes Adding Up for Injured Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant skipped practice Tuesday because of an ongoing foot injury. He said he is about 90 percent at this point, but that he expects to start against Utah Wednesday night. Lakers coach Mike Brown, once again, repeated that he was concerned about ...

O.C. baritone wins Met Opera's regional contest
An Orange County native won a prestigious singing competition this week and is headed to the Metropolitan Opera. Efraín Solís of Santa Ana took top honors on Sunday at the Western Regional Finals of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in ...

Democrats gain supermajority in state Senate
LOS ANGELES — Democrats gained a two-thirds majority in the California Senate following Tuesday's election, giving them the ability to pass tax increases and take other steps without the need for Republican votes. It is the first time since 1965 that ...

Judge Denies Injunction Against Dish 'AutoHop Ad-Skipper' (Exclusive)
The court order is under seal, and attorneys for both sides have declined comment, citing confidentiality. However, The Hollywood Reporter has learned that a preliminary injunction has been refused. Further, the ruling might not be a complete victory ...

Airlines Cancel Flights as Winter Storm "Athena" Hits Northeast
As another major storm was pummeling the Northeast Wednesday, more than 1,600 flights were canceled across the United States, including in the Los Angeles region. Coming a week after superstorm Sandy caused major destruction, flooding and loss of ...

LA council approves ID cards for city residents
L.A. council approves ID cards for city residents. The cards could be used by illegal immigrants to open bank accounts, borrow library books and pay utility bills. There would also be a separate debit card feature that users could pre-load with cash ...

The Least Scrutinized Initiatives Get the Most Votes
Getty Images. Volunteers Angel Zuniga and Zizi Bandera of Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles are dressed in Halloween costumes while conducting a phone-a-thon as part of statewide get-out-the-vote efforts to encourage immigrants, ...

LA City Councilman Turned Restaurateur Art Snyder Dies at 79
Former Los Angeles city councilman, lawyer and lobbyist Art Snyder, whose political career was derailed by an influence-peddling scheme, died Wednesday. He was 79. Snyder died in his sleep three days shy of his 80th birthday, according to the ...

Berman's only election loss in long career costs him House seat
Berman's only election loss in long career costs him House seat. Rep. Howard Berman is ousted by Rep. Brad Sherman in a costly, contentious campaign for a newly drawn San Fernando Valley district. print. Comments. 0 ...

Man behind anti-Muslim film gets 1 year in prison
LOS ANGELES — LOS ANGELES (AP) - The man behind an anti-Muslim film that led to violence in many parts of the Middle East agreed to spend a year in federal prison for unrelated probation violations, but afterward issued a statement that appeared to ...

Jake Gyllenhaal Declares That He'll Only Take On Challenging Projects in the ...
Jake Gyllenhaal Declares That He'll Only Take On Challenging Projects in the ...

What's Wrong with the Los Angeles Lakers?
To say that things have not gone to plan early in the season for the Lakers is an understatement. They are sitting at 1-4 after five games. They lost those four games to teams that are expected to contend for the playoffs – Dallas, Portland, the L.A ...

Light Showers Arrive Early Thursday
Showers arrived early Thursday in Southern California as a cold weather system brought wet conditions to the region in time for the morning drive. Send Us Your Weather Photos | E-mail Photos. The system might generate snow flurries at the 3,000-foot ...

Get Garcia, Get Results: Actors' Wages Withheld
For months, a group of Los Angeles-based actors were told by a casting director that their checks were in the mail. When they kept getting the run-around, the Get Garcia team investigated and discovered why their wages were being withheld. Ana Garcia ...

Clippers turn in an easy 22 point victory
Photo by Mark J. Terrill. Associated Press The Clippers' Eric Bledsoe goes in for the dunk as the Spurs' Gary Neal looks on. Bledsoe scored 15 points off the bench as Los Angeles dealt San Antonio its first loss of the season. Los Angeles Clippers ...

Theater to See in L.A. This Week, Including a Solo Show About Drug Wars ...
Theater to See in L.A. This Week, Including a Solo Show About Drug Wars ...

Man behind anti-Muslim film sentenced to prison
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California man behind an anti-Muslim film that led to violence in many parts of the Middle East was sentenced Wednesday to a year in federal prison for probation violations in an unrelated matter, then issued a provocative ...

Pressure on Mike Brown Mounts Ahead of Six-Game Home Stand
After a 1-4 start, Mike Brown is deservedly on the coaching hot seat in LA. Along with losing four of the first five games, the Lakers simply have not played good basketball on either end of the floor. Although the sluggish offensive output can be ...

Let's not lose our political voice
Something in our DNA inspired Jews to be a voice for social justice and public service in America. Jews have served at all levels of civic leadership since the founding of this country. Whether motivated to advance perceived Jewish interests or to ...


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