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Los Angeles News 11/2012 (Page 6)



Santa Monica Police: Lindsay Lohan Lied To Us
SANTA MONICA (CNS) - The Santa Monica Police Department says it has evidence that Lindsay Lohan lied when she claimed she was not behind the wheel of a Porsche that collided with a dump truck earlier this year, and prosecutors are weighing whether ...

Reward Offered in Slaying of Man Who Confronted Vandal Outside Church
The family of a man gunned down Sunday after confronting vandals outside his Westlake church asked for help Thursday to locate his killer as authorities announced a reward for information in the slaying. Andres Ordonez, 25, of Los Angeles, was shot and ...

Films of the Holocaust and non-Jews
Two documentary films, each touching the Holocaust era and celebrating the courage and devotion of non-Jews, are screening in Los Angeles. The first is about Leopold Engleitner, bright-eyed and lucid at 107, who spent 11 years in and out of prisons and ...

Film Fest celebrates Sephardim
For its 11th festival, the Los Angeles Sephardic Jewish Film Festival (LASJFF) needed an honoree for its gala, which takes place Nov. 11 at Paramount Studios in Hollywood. At the same time, the Portuguese-American actress Daniela Ruah needed a ...

The first trailer for 'Jurassic Park 3D' plays like a greatest-hits reel
Yesterday, I showed the poster for "Jurassic Park 3D" to my two sons, who have seen the film here at home several times, including a Film Nerd 2.0 screening that I wrote about, and when Toshi realized he was going to get to see it in a theater next ...

ExpressLanes to Bring "Congestion Pricing" to Harbor Freeway
Los Angeles County will get its first-ever toll lanes – which will let solo drivers pay to travel alongside carpool vehicles – when Metro this weekend opens ExpressLanes on the Harbor (110) Freeway south of downtown. Two lanes on each side of the ...

Oxnard police chief wants independent agency to investigate fatal incidents
Oxnard Police Chief Jeri Williams said Thursday that she wants to hire an outside agency to review a pair of fatal incidents that have sparked community protests. The Office of Independent Review, an oversight group created by the Los Angeles County ...

New LA County center gives foster children a place to sleep
New L.A. County center gives foster children a place to sleep. After more than a decade of troubled youngsters spending the night in a high-rise's waiting room, the Children's Welcome Center offers a hot meal and a bed for every child. print. Comments ...

LA councilwoman offers pension overhaul plan
Warning that Los Angeles is facing insolvency, mayoral candidate and City Councilwoman Jan Perry outlined her plan Thursday for reforming the city's employee pension and benefits system. "The truth is that we cannot afford to continue to pay our city ...

Measure B: Does the adult-film condom mandate apply in Long Beach?
LONG BEACH - This city could become an attractive shooting spot for porn after Los Angeles County voters decided that adult film actors must wear condoms while performing. The passage of Measure B by more than 55 percent of voters on Tuesday has ...

Herring may turn pro on Khan-Molina undercard on Dec. 15
Jamel Herring, the junior welterweight representative on the 2012 U.S. Olympic team, will "most likely" turn pro on the undercard of the Amir Khan-Carlos Molina 140-pound showdown on Dec. 15 in Los Angeles. Tomorrow night, 2012 U.S. Olympian Jamel ...

Beck warns of LAPD layoffs unless city sales tax is increased
Beck warns of LAPD layoffs unless city sales tax is increased. The police chief says he is already unable to hire 911 emergency operators, custody officers and mechanics, and that the LAPD would probably lose 500 officers without the revenue from a ...

Disabled man wins excessive force judgment against LAPD
A jury this week found that a Los Angeles police officer used excessive force when he handcuffed a partially paralyzed man tightly enough to cause nerve damage to the man's wrist. Allen Harris, 56, was awarded nearly $1.6 million Wednesday in Los ...

Miller: UCLA's Franklin just might keep running
LOS ANGELES – When the votes are counted in December, UCLA's Johnathan Franklin won't win the 2012 Heisman Trophy. That's OK. He didn't win Tuesday either, finishing behind Barack Obama, just another candidate who failed to gain enough support, ...

LA housing authority rife with fiscal mismanagement, audit finds
L.A. housing authority rife with fiscal mismanagement, audit finds. The agency has done little to make sure money is properly spent and assets are accounted for, the report says. Officials say they will use the findings to guide reforms. print ...

UCLA 2012-13: Will a new start bring back old glory?
LOS ANGELES - Ben Howland reached for a portrait he keeps behind his desk in his UCLA office. "Here it is," the Bruins basketball coach said, picking up a picture of a young John and Nell Wooden taken in Indiana, years before they traveled across ...

Police Ask Public to Help ID Man in Alleged Rape of Mentally Disabled Woman
Police on Thursday asked for the public's help to find a man wanted in connection with an alleged rape on a public bus in Culver City, which was captured by surveillance cameras. An 18-year-old woman with the mental capacity of a 10 year old told ...

Op-ed: Churches Can Be As LGBT-Accepting as The Ballot Box
Every now and then, a spotlight shines on our American democracy, and when it does, a respectful nod should be offered—if not a rousing standing ovation. Surely this is the case, given how far our country has come in our most recent election regarding ...

18: Matsuhisa's Yellowtail Scallion Donburi
Celebrating this year's Best of L.A. issue -- now out in print and online -- we're counting down, in no particular order, 100 of our favorite dishes. 18: Matsuhisa's Yellowtail Scallion Donburi. You may be able to eat chef Nobu Matsuhisa's stunning ...

Best LA Novel Ever: Janet Fitch's White Oleander vs. Kate Braverman's Lithium ...
Best LA Novel Ever: Janet Fitch's White Oleander vs. Kate Braverman's Lithium ...

Steven Spielberg Receives Standing Ovation at 'Lincoln' L.A. Premiere
Moments before the curtains lifted for Thursday's premiere of Lincoln, Steven Spielberg received a standing ovation from the audience as he stood in front of the silver screen to present his film for the AFI Fest's closing night. our editor recommends ...

Santa Cruz ready for Zaleta and the junior featherweight division
Leo Santa Cruz's days are numbered at bantamweight, but the unbeaten IBF titleholder will remain at 118 pounds at least until the end of the year. He defends his belt against Victor Zaleta on the Abner Mares-Anselmo Moreno undercard at Staples Center ...

Cold Snap: Snow Expected Around Antelope Valley
A cold weather system out of the Gulf of Alaska will generate showers in the Southland on Friday, trigger a precipitous temperature drop, lower the snow level to around 3,000 feet, and possibly give the Antelope Valley area a dusting. The cold snap ...

How has Space X shaken up the local aerospace business?
spacex6.jpg Elon Musk's company is hiring lots of people (close to 2,000 workers at last check) and snapping up most all available property near the giant Hawthorne headquarters. It also leads the way in the privately funded space business, having made ...

Lakers fire coach Brown after dismal start
Enlarge Photo. Reuters/Reuters - Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike Brown (R) chats to Steve Nash of Canada during their loss to the Dallas Mavericks in their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Lucy …more Nicholson less ...

OC business sales pick up in October
In October, 168 privately owned Orange County businesses were sold, 27.2 percent more than a year earlier, according to data from BizBen.com, a website that specializes in California businesses for sale. Business sales also increased statewide, up 6.7 ...

Porsche confirms "compact sports car" reveal for LA
Porsche Cayman prototype testing with disguise · Porsche, like the rest of the automotive world, is gearing up for the Los Angeles Auto Show at the end of this month. While for us that means carefully calculating our staggered chow-runs to In-N-Out ...

LA County enters era of freeway toll lanes
L.A. County enters era of freeway toll lanes. On Saturday an 11-mile stretch of express lanes will open along the 110 Freeway from near downtown to the South Bay. Trips will cost up to $15.40 and may cut commutes by 2 to 3 minutes per mile. print ...

Los Angeles City Council Embraces "Meatless Mondays"
Los Angeles is turning vegetarian – at least one day per week. Under a resolution unanimously approved by the City Council this week, all future Mondays in the City of Angels have been declared "Meatless Mondays." It's part of an international campaign ...

You're Fired: Mike Brown No Longer Lakers Head Coach
By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer. LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles Lakers fired coach Mike Brown on Friday after a 1-4 start to his second season in charge. Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak announced the surprising move several hours ...


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