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As Bell corruption trial nears, city faces uncertain future
When Doug Willmore became Bell's city manager last June, one of his first questions was about the padded black chair behind his desk. Had it been occupied by the man he was replacing, Robert Rizzo? No. To his relief, that one had been chucked. "I'd sit ...

LA councilmen question public relations spending for LAX work
Two City Council members on Wednesday demanded to know why the city's airport commission approved almost $4 million in contracts for a public relations campaign to highlight the ongoing modernization of Los Angeles International Airport. Dennis Zine, a ...

California bills target false 911 calls in 'swatting' cases
SACRAMENTO — Alarmed that pranksters have called 911 to report false emergencies at the homes of celebrities including Justin Bieber and Tom Cruise, two Southern California legislators have proposed laws to get tougher with anyone engaged in ...

Police: Palmdale Woman Tortured 2 Adopted Kids
A 50-year-old Palmdale woman is facing eight felonies, including charges of torture, for allegedly abusing two children she adopted two year ago, according to Los Angeles County sheriffs. Authorities said Ingrid Brewer locked up the brother and sister ...

Meet Lynn Caffoe, the Garden Grove Pedo-Priest Whom the Orange Diocese ...
Meet Lynn Caffoe, the Garden Grove Pedo-Priest Whom the Orange Diocese ...

LAUSD Teacher Arrested in Sexual Abuse Scandal
WILMINGTON, Calif. (KTLA) — A former elementary school teacher with the Los Angeles Unified School District has been arrested in a sexual abuse case involving at least 20 children and one adult. teacher-pic Robert Pimentel, 57, who taught at George de ...

Southern California drivers can expect a wet commute today through Sunday
LOS ANGELES - Rain fell on the Southland today, setting the stage for wet commutes this morning and this afternoon. "Main impacts will be hydroplaning on the freeways due to oil being lifted by the first rain in a long time," warned a National Weather ...

Theater to See in LA This Week, Including Jane Kaczmarek in The Snake Can
Kathryn Graf's new comedy about women slipping into middle-age, The Snake Can, is this week's pick of the week. Also a nod for Cathy Rigby reprising her decades-long performance in Peter Pan. See below for all the latest New Theater Reviews, and this ...

Muse - Staples Center - 1/23/13 (With Photos)
Better Than: A night at the opera, but not, like, A Night at the Opera. In the world of arena rock, a band's primary challenge often lies in finding a balance between a big enough spectacle that thrills all the way to the cheap seats, and the ...

Attorneys for 6 Bell officials charged with corruption defend their actions
Former Bell, Calif., city officials appear for a massive city corruption trial in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom Thursday. The former mayor and vice mayor and four former city council members of the Los Angeles suburban city of Bell are charged with ...

Security cameras finally installed in South LA park
Los Angeles Councilman Bernard C. Parks unveiled six security cameras at Jackie Tatum Harvard Recreation Center on Thursday, an issue that stalled in the City Council for months until a youth volunteer was gunned down in the park. The installation of ...

Vincent Bonsignore: What is wrong with the Los Angeles Lakers?
For the Los Angeles Lakers, it has been a difficult season at best. Will they make it into the 2013 NBA playoffs? The Lakers' Kobe Bryant chews on his jersey during the Lakers game against the L.A. Clippers at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on ...

Reports: JJ Abrams to direct next 'Star Wars'
FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2013 file photo, J.J. Abrams arrives at the Winter TCA Fox All-Star Party at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, Calif. According to multiple reports, Abrams is set to direct the next installment of Star Wars, which Disney ...

LA mayoral candidate Kevin James eases conservative stance on immigration ...
LA mayoral candidate Kevin James eases conservative stance on immigration ...

Uh oh: Metro now naming stations to honor people
universal-city-station-sign.jpg Pity the poor tourists of the future. One of the most short-sighted and, frankly, minor-league things about Los Angeles is that today's politicians too easily give in to the urge to name things — buildings, freeway legs ...

James tries to turn up the heat on rival Greuel
Candidate Kevin James has spent weeks trying to depict City Controller Wendy Greuel, a rival in the race for mayor of Los Angeles, as part of an irresponsible, spendthrift culture at City Hall. James' campaign super-charged that claim this week with a ...

Syrian regime urges opposition, refugees to return - Los Angeles Local News ...
Syrian regime urges opposition, refugees to return - Los Angeles Local News ...

'Cool' kids in middle school bully more, UCLA psychologists report
Bullying, whether it's physical aggression or spreading rumors, boosts the social status and popularity of middle school students, according to a new UCLA psychology study that has implications for programs aimed at combatting school bullying. In ...

Villaraigosa fundraisers, appointees coalescing around Greuel
A broad array of political fundraisers and appointees who helped Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa win office and govern the city for eight years is coalescing around mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel, according to a Times analysis of endorsements, ...

Beating Victim Bryan Stow Back in Hospital With Blood Clot
Bryan Stow now lives in a rehab center at an undisclosed location in Northern California. advertisement. Click Here! Photos and Videos. Witness Identifies Stow Beating Suspects; Girlfriend Describes Scene. At the fifth day of a preliminary hearing for ...

Attack on family in Compton latest incident in wave of anti-black violence
The trouble began soon after they arrived. The black family—a mother, three teenage children and a 10-year-old boy—moved into a little yellow home in Compton over Christmas vacation. When a friend came to visit, four men in a black SUV pulled up and ...

LAUSD plans to add 1000 new campus aides for security at elementary schools
The Los Angeles Unified School District plans to make more than 1,000 new hires to bolster security at hundreds of campuses in a move some critics have called "security on the cheap." More than 400 LAUSD elementary school campuses are slated to ...

AEG, Koreatown developer help fund LA sales tax campaign
The developer of a proposed downtown Los Angeles football stadium and the company behind two planned apartment towers in Koreatown have provided about two-thirds of the funds for the group backing a half-cent sales tax increase in the city, according ...

Lakers Win Big & Snap Four-Game Losing Streak Against Jazz
Lakers Win Big & Snap Four-Game Losing Streak Against Jazz. Kobe Bryant shared the ball and the Lakers coasted to a 102-84 victory over the Utah Jazz on Friday night at Staples Center. By Shahan Ahmed. | Friday, Jan 25, 2013 | Updated 11:34 PM PST ...

LA County Supervisors decry Baca's plan to cut deputies in unicorporated areas
Supervisor Gloria Molina and some residents of Los Angeles County's 140 unincorporated communities are decrying Sheriff Lee Baca's plan to slash patrol deputies due to a cash crunch. Baca's Jan. 13 order halting overtime for patrol operations ...

Dodgers wrap up another successful caravan tour
LOS ANGELES – The Dodgers completed their latest winter caravan on Friday with four scheduled stops of community outreach involving the largest contingent of roster players to take part in the event. The "Pitching in the Community" finale included ...

27 die in Egypt riot after soccer violence verdict - Los Angeles Local News ...
27 die in Egypt riot after soccer violence verdict - Los Angeles Local News ...

Benedict Canyon Family Evacuated After Water From Sheared Hydrant Floods ...
Benedict Canyon Family Evacuated After Water From Sheared Hydrant Floods ...

Mishandling of abuse cases threatens Mahony's legacy with Latinos
On a Sunday night at Dodger Stadium in 1986, Archbishop Roger M. Mahony celebrated Mass in flawless Spanish. In an era when immigrants in Los Angeles were routinely derided as parasites and criminals, the archbishop told the crowd of 55,000 that ...

Politics in the past, Gil Garcetti keeps an eye on his son's future
More than a dozen years after being bounced from office by the voters of Los Angeles, Gil Garcetti doesn't want to forget his time as district attorney so much as he wants to reframe it. "You can mention that I am a former district attorney somewhere ...


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