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Young Ugandan orphan treated at LA burn center
Adolf Baguma's caretakers at the orphanage call him their Christmas gift, because it was on Christmas two years ago when they found the 9-year-old in the bushes behind a building in a small Ugandan town. Like many Ugandan children, Baguma was ...

Suicide is a problem with a solution
Jeannie Williamson still remembers peering out her Los Angeles-area apartment window to see her father being wheeled away by paramedics. Confused, the then-11-year-old turned to her mother and other family members for answers. That's when the ...

LA Is Still The City Of Dreams
rolls royce in los angeles LA On my first night in L.A., I had pizza with a rock star and an actor. I didn't confirm it, but the guy who handed us our slices probably has a screenplay in the pipeline. Los Angeles is still the city of dreams and ...

Finishing Touches Underway For Rose Parade Floats
(CNS) Among the floats in this year's 124th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade will be one that represents Los Angeles International Airport, it was announced today. Dubbed "Making Connections,'' the float feature the LAX pylons and Theme Building, ...

Protesters Removed From Van Nuys Home in Eviction Operation
The ongoing foreclosure standoff and 114-day encampment protest at a Van Nuys home may soon be ending. Neighbors say they can't wait for the ordeal to be over, but the sheriff's department has assured the family an eviction will not disrupt their ...

Theater to See in L.A. This Week, Including A Snow White Christmas at ...
Theater to See in L.A. This Week, Including A Snow White Christmas at ...

The true pulse of LA? It emanates from this oddly shaped heart
Samuel Krueger likes Los Angeles. A lot. Which is noteworthy because he grew up in Portland, Ore., where the word "Californication" was coined to describe L.A.'s baleful influence. Portland has a well-defined urban core, while Dorothy Parker's ...

Crime drops in LA for 10th straight year
Overall crime in Los Angeles fell for a 10th straight year in 2012, but small increases in petty thefts and homicide numbers again provoked the perennial question of how much longer the city's remarkable crime drop would continue. Overall, crime ...

Proposals would shift shipping lanes to protect endangered whales
Shipping lanes along the California coast — the oceanic superhighways for Asian goods coming to America — are poised to be rerouted in order to protect endangered whales from collisions. The International Maritime Organization, which governs global ...

LA zoning official upholds permits for Wal-Mart in Chinatown
A Los Angeles zoning official refused to throw out building permits issued for a hotly contested Wal-Mart grocery store in Chinatown, handing the retail giant another victory at City Hall. In a 24-page report, Associate Zoning Administrator Maya ...

Media may argue against redactions in church files, judge rules
Media organizations will be allowed to argue against redactions in secret church files that are due to be made public as part of a historic $660-million settlement between the Los Angeles Archdiocese and alleged victims of sexual abuse by priests, a ...

Roadshow: New FasTrak transponders in Southern California are fancier than ours
Q They just activated the toll lanes on The 110 in Los Angeles, as a bill for my daughter's violation will attest. If I get a SoCal FasTrak transponder, will it work in Northern California for bridges and the toll lane on Interstate 680? Joe Roark. Los ...

Lakers To Retire Jamaal Wilkes' Jersey At Friday Night's Game
Lakers vs. FC Barcelona The Los Angeles Lakers face off with Pau Gasol's former team and European Champions FC Barcelona on October 7, 2010. Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol go against Ricky Rubio and Juan Carlos Navarro on a 2 · Nike's House of ...

Mora: Bruins Have "Long Way to Go"
Joseph Fauria #8 of the UCLA Bruins leaps to catch the ball in the first half of the game against Sam Holl #25 of the Baylor Bears defends in the Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl. advertisement. Click Here! Photos and Videos. UCLA Bruins Fall to ...

More Holiday Street Racing Causes Yet Another Injury
(CNS) Street racing at speeds of around 100 mph was to blame in a two-car crash that injured one person in Woodland Hills, police said today. The crash, in the 5800 block of De Soto Avenue, happened at around 11:30p.m. Thursday, according to Officer ...

Passing driver in North Hollywood comes to rescue of girl ready to jump from ...
Passing driver in North Hollywood comes to rescue of girl ready to jump from ...

Some outgoing Congress members closing Southland offices early
Congressman Howard Berman's office used to be in this building at 14546 Hamlin Street in Van Nuys. (Andy Holzman/Los Angeles Daily News). His successors don't take over until Jan. 3, but Rep. David Dreier, R-San Dimas, has already closed his ...

LAUSD Honor Band puts it all together for Rose Parade
Members of the All-District High School Honor Band of the Los Angeles Unified School District rehearse in the parking lot at Dodger Stadium on Dec. 28, 2012. During the final two weeks before the Rose Parade, the band spends more than 160 rehearsal ...

Clippers beat Jazz 116-114 for 16th straight win
Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin walks off the court after the Clippers' 116-114 victory over the Utah Jazz in an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer). SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Chris Paul ...

Army Corps of Engineers clear-cuts lush habitat in Valley
An area that just a week ago was lush habitat on the Sepulveda Basin's wild side, home to one of the most diverse bird populations in Southern California, has been reduced to dirt and broken limbs — by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Audubon Society ...

The Foam Finger: Bruins Botch Bowl Game
After watching Baylor trounce No. 17 UCLA, 49-26 in Thursday night's Holiday Bowl, Bruin fans might not like the way 2012 is wrapping up. But the Bruins did end the ursine brawl on somewhat of a sweet note: In the closing seconds of the game, UCLA ...

Los Alamitos and Rossmoor: a look at their history
Larry Strawther can talk history. Ask him a question but don't expect a short answer. A self-described history buff, the Rossmoor resident has been studying, reviewing and compiling local history for years. Article Tab: Larry Strawther of Rossmoor has ...

UCLA 97, NO. 7 MISSOURI 94 (OT): Bruins appear to be back in swing...
UCLA 97, NO. 7 MISSOURI 94 (OT): Bruins appear to be back in swing...

Lakers Launch New Smart Phone App
Covering the Lakers' Big Three of Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard and Steve Nash. lakers. Lakers Launch New Smart Phone App. The Lakers teamed up with Lucid Appeal to launch a new app on Thursday, so Triple Threat took a quick look at all the new app ...

Top local stories: For Los Angeles, 2012 was a stop and start year
Posted: 12/29/2012 02:21:41 PM PST. December 29, 2012 11:37 PM GMTUpdated: 12/29/2012 03:37:59 PM PST. Space Shuttle Endeavour makes its way from LAX to the California Science Center on October 12, 2012. (Jeff Gritchen / Staff Photographer) ...

Voter apathy remains biggest challenge in 2013 Los Angeles mayor's race
Downtown Arts District resident John Burton follows the issues facing Angelenos, such as the rising price of street parking or loss of affordable housing in his neighborhood. Despite that interest in local topics, the 40-something Burton admits a lack ...

Equestrian Center packed to see Tournament of Roses performers
The All American Cowgirl Chicks enter the arena. The Pasadena Tournament of Roses held Equestfest at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank. (John McCoy / Staff Photographer). Photo Gallery. More than 3,500 attendees packed the Los Angeles ...

Time to look back – and ahead – for UCLA football
SAN DIEGO – Brett Hundley sat solemnly at the podium after UCLA's Holiday Bowl blowout at the hands of Baylor and tried to heap the blame on his own shoulders. He said he could've gotten the ball out of his hands quicker, that he could've done better ...

Officials warn holiday revelers against firing weapons
Los Angeles officials are warning that anyone discharging a firearm into the air to celebrate the new year not only risks killing someone but could also face a lengthy prison sentence. "Firing into the air weapons in celebration puts innocent lives at ...

Rain, Snow, Lightning Hit SoCal
Saturday started with a thunder boom and stayed wet most of the day. Janet Kwak reports for the NBC4 News at 6pm on Saturday, December 29, 2012. Winter Weather Grips Southern California. Link; Embed; Email. Copy. Close. Link to this video ...


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