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Los Angeles News 12/2012 (Page 2)



Officials Scramble To Retain 'Paying Patients' Ahead Of Health Care Reform
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Los Angeles County health officials were expected to give a progress report Tuesday on how the county plans to implement federal health care reform laws. KNX 1070′s Margaret Carrero reports the Department of Health ...

LA Fire Chief In The Hot Seat To Answer For 9-1-1 Response Times
(CNS) Los Angeles Fire Chief Brian Cummings is scheduled to go before the City Council today to answer questions about what his department is doing to reduce response times to fires and medical emergencies. The appearance will be the latest chapter in ...

L. A. Animal Control Officer Omar Muñoz Named KNX Radio's "Hero of the Week"
Los Angeles County Animal Control Officer Omar Muñoz was named “Hero of the Week” for November 22 to November 29 by KNX News Radio 1070. The station honored Officer Muñoz for his extraordinary concern for public safety in the performance of his ...

LA's 'Comedy Church' Tries to Make Religion Funny, Even in the Face of ...
LA's 'Comedy Church' Tries to Make Religion Funny, Even in the Face of ...

Streetcar line called downtown's missing link
In a city that is often derided for its lack for public transportation, downtown L.A. is the one exception. The city center has light-rail lines, a subway, a maze of bus routes and shuttles, links to commuter rail and even a tiny funicular that trudges ...

Transit tax failure has backers seeking changes to California law
After watching a potentially $90-billion transportation sales tax fail by less than a percentage point, backers of Measure J this week called for a change in the state law that requires no less than a two-thirds majority vote for passage of tax ...

Tender Greens: Slow food - fast
4, 2012 Updated: 5:59 p.m.. Text: Text: Larger Text: Smaller Text: Reset Next Article ». Tender Greens: Slow food - fast. The Los Angeles-area sensation offers farm-to-fork food at $11 a plate. The chain opens its first Orange County location next week ...

LA Fire Chief Defends Department: The Simple Answer Is Money
(CNS) Los Angeles Fire Chief Brian Cummings defended his department today in front of the City Council against allegations that he had no plan to improve fire service. Councilmen Eric Garcetti and Mitchell Englander, furious over what they said was the ...

Fog makes for dangerous driving conditions
Several crashes slowed traffic on Orange County freeways Wednesday morning as dense fog impaired visibility around the region. The National Weather Service warned that the fog could make for dangerous driving conditions. Visibility of one-fourth mile ...

Ports Re-Open After Crippling Strike
Negotiating teams approved a contract Tuesday night that would end the crippling strike at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Patrick Healy reports from the Port of LA for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Dec. 4, 2012. Agreement Reached in Port Strike ...

Rupert Murdoch's American Dream
The recent Leveson Report on the British newspaper hacking scandal shows the danger of media baron Rupert Murdoch buying the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune. The Los Angeles Times reported in October that executives of Murdoch's company, ...

Les Moonves: Angus T. Jones Drama Is 'Piece Of Cake' Compared To Charlie ...
Les Moonves: Angus T. Jones Drama Is 'Piece Of Cake' Compared To Charlie ...

Occupy protests' ironic legacy: more restrictions on protesters
Life was upended briefly in affluent San Marino last year when a hundred or so Occupy-style protesters staged a demonstration on the lawn of a resident Wells Fargo executive. The police chief declared the city's 28-member force "overwhelmed." So city ...

LA council votes to regulate valet parking operators
Valet parking operators in Los Angeles would be regulated for the first time under an ordinance the City Council approved unanimously on Wednesday. The new rules, subject to a second vote by the council, would require a valet operator in Los Angeles to ...

First AME Church is at a crossroads
As the pastor of the oldest black church in Los Angeles, the Rev. John J. Hunter earned a generous salary, lived in a $2-million home and drove a Mercedes-Benz paid for by the church. His wife earned $147,000 a year running nonprofit organizations ...

Baca shifts course on compliance with deportation program
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca has reversed his support for a controversial deportation program, announcing Wednesday that he will not comply with federal requests to detain suspected illegal immigrants arrested in low-level crimes. The sheriff's ...

Two more ex-Coliseum employees face criminal charges
Prosecutors filed theft and conspiracy charges Wednesday against two former employees of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, bringing to eight the number of people charged in the corruption scandal at the historic stadium. The Los Angeles city attorney ...

Republican Kevin James makes an outsider run for LA mayor
A fundraiser put on by heavyweights in Los Angeles' liberal-leaning environmental community should have been a tough crowd for Kevin James. But James, affable, polite and the only Republican candidate in a Los Angeles mayor's race dominated by City ...

KTLA-List: Tennis Great Billie Jean King
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Winning 39 grand slams including 20 Wimbledon titles -- there's no arguing the legendary Billie Jean King scores as tennis' most preeminent player. But off the court, the Long Beach native is known as "the" champion for social ...

James Ellroy Gives Us a Tour Through the LAPD History Museum
Dressed in a Hawaiian shirt, novelist James Ellroy breezes into the Los Angeles Police Historical Society Museum, collapses into a chair, puts a foot up on the table and wonders aloud where the coffee is. Jet-lagged from a quick-turnaround flight to ...

Los Angeles Local News, Weather, and TrafficHow Far Over The 'Fiscal Cliff ...
Los Angeles Local News, Weather, and TrafficHow Far Over The 'Fiscal Cliff ...

15 candidates file to run for LAUSD school board seats
Hoping to play a major role in the continuing transformation of Los Angeles Unified, 15 candidates have filed to run for three school board seats, the first step in a high-stakes election expected to cost $10 million. Two incumbents and seven ...

Suspect in Northridge killings had violated probation
The man accused of killing four people at a Northridge home over the weekend violated his probation two months before the mass killing but managed to avoid being sent back to prison, interviews and records show. Los Angeles County probation officials ...

Intersection near LA library named for Ray Bradbury
The intersection of 5th and Flower streets in downtown Los Angeles was designated Ray Bradbury Square by city officials Thursday. But a better description might be "the intersection of imagination and inspiration," author and producer Steven Paul Leiva ...

LAUSD wins key legal battle with charter schools
Los Angeles school district officials won a key legal battle with charter schools this week, when an appeals court struck down a ruling that could have opened up vast numbers of classrooms for charters, while also creating potential hardships for ...

Port workers clearing cargo backlog following strike
A container is loaded on to a truck at Long Beach Container Terminal in the Port of Long Beach (Calif.) on December 5, 2012. (Jeff Gritchen / Staff Photographer). For more than a week, many of the industrial cranes at the twin ports of Los Angeles and ...

LA County asking property owners to support stormwater runoff tax
This is the Tujunga Wash at Vanowen Street and Fulton Avenue in Valley Glen, Calif. (Dean Musgrove/Staff Photographer). Property owners throughout most of Los Angeles County are deciding the fate of a proposed ballot measure that would ask property ...

LA literary stalwart selected as city's first poet laureate
Before sitting down for tea in Echo Park, the poet reaches for her iPhone. "I have to turn this thing off," she explains, silencing the ringer. "It's getting too noisy these days." As a publisher, educator and author of seven books of poems, Eloise ...

Condor Squadron flyover marks Pearl Harbor losses
World War II veteran Mike "Jake" Jacobbauski, 88, stands with one of the Condor Squadron s AT-6 Texans at the Van Nuys Airport. The squadron will honor the attack on Pearl Harbor with a flyover to Santa Paula at noon on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. (David ...

Canadian Government Blasts Mark Wahlberg Over Film Tax Credit Comments
A Heritage Department spokesman fired back at the Hollywood actor for suggesting federal production incentives for Los Angeles producers were cut. TORONTO -- With friends like that: Actor-producer Mark Wahlberg has angered the Canadian government ...


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