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YouTube brings in creators like Freddie Wong and DaveDays as residents
YouTube has built an epic production facility in Los Angeles for creators, but it's the Residency program which helps established YouTubers reach a new level with their content. It's not Video Game High School -- it's YouTube Space LA. I recently ...

The evolving views of Kevin James
First in a series of articles focusing on key periods in the lives of the mayoral hopefuls. If it weren't for paparazzi shooting topless photographs of actress Jennifer Aniston, Kevin James might never have become a talk radio show host — or gone on ...

For LA County's child protective services agency, change is slow
For years, the top director of Los Angeles County's child protective services agency sat in an office hidden behind an unmarked, locked door. When current director Philip Browning arrived, he made an early decision to use a doorstop to prop it open ...

Couple killed by Dorner remembered for selflessness and love of basketball
On the same Concordia University campus where they met and fell in love, friends and family of Monica Quan and her fiance, Keith Lawrence, remembered the young couple Sunday for their humility, selflessness and love of basketball. Helped to the podium ...

Oscars 2013: 'Argo' wins Best Picture
Director/producer Ben Affleck accepts the award for best picture for "Argo" during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. Looking on from right are producers George Clooney and Grant Heslov. (Photo by Chris ...

Campaign Monday: What's new in the race for City Hall
LA Times op-ed columnist Jim Newton turns in his Monday column to the question of whether mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti's education positions have been shaped too much by his support from United Teachers of Los Angeles, the teachers union in ...

Q&A: Photographer Gazin gives a unique glimpse of L.A.'s Iranian Jewry
In November 2006 I had the opportunity to interview the American Jewish artist and photographer Shelley Gazin. Since 2001 she has been slowly capturing various unique aspects of Iranian Jewish life here in Los Angeles through her remarkable ...

Can Mayoral Candidate Wendy Greuel Still Feign Ignorance about 'Gold Card ...
Can Mayoral Candidate Wendy Greuel Still Feign Ignorance about 'Gold Card ...

[WTF] Hotel Guests Bathed, Drank Out Of Water Contaminated With A Corpse
This was reported on CNN and various other news outlets last week, but I didn't have enough time to get it posted. Thus, here's your Monday morning WTF about a corpse being found in a L.A. hotel's water tank. Disgusting. CNN reports, “Tourists staying ...

Healthcare overhaul may threaten California's safety net
Millions of uninsured Californians will gain medical coverage under the national healthcare overhaul beginning in January, but Guadalupe Luna won't be one of them. Luna, an illegal immigrant and tamale vendor in Los Angeles, doesn't qualify. So she ...

Perry, a financial underdog, makes race a three-way contest
With the Los Angeles mayoral primary a week away, an aggressive mail campaign by Jan Perry has helped push her into a three-way fight with Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti for two spots in a May runoff. From the start, Garcetti and Greuel have seen each ...

Lakers Destroyed In Denver: A Look at the Numbers
Lakers Destroyed In Denver: A Look at the Numbers. The Los Angeles Lakers lost to the Denver Nuggets on Monday night, so Triple Threat decided to take a closer look at some numbers behind the loss. By Shahan Ahmed. | Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013 | Updated ...

Wendy Greuel Slams Rival Eric Garcetti With Devastating Academy Awards Spoof
In a campaign mailer perfectly timed to coincide with the Academy Awards show (it's one of those "only in L.A." political moments), Los Angeles mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel takes off the gloves and proclaims that rival Eric Garcetti has won "Worst ...

Reversing trend, world music revenue inches upward
Adele and Paul Epworth pose with their award for best original song for "Skyfall" with presenter Richard Gere during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP). Adele poses with her ...

Study Shows Jump in Teen Driving Deaths
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — Across the nation, there has been a shocking rise in the number of teen driving deaths, a new report shows. The study, from the Governors Highway Safety Association, says that in the first six months of 2012, deaths of 16 and 17 ...

Suspect gives up in fatal Long Beach shooting
Long Beach Police Department on the scene of a shooting at an apartment complex at 4801 Clair Del Ave. One person was killed and another wounded during after a shooting occured at around 9:50 p.m. Monday, said Long Beach Police Department ...

Health official: 'This outbreak of TB is not a threat to the public at large'
The L.A. County Department of Public Health said this new particular strain of TB is unique to Skid Row, with only a few cases reported elsewhere. DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES — While the outbreak of tuberculosis (TB) has spurred local health officials to ...

Michael Moore Blasts Buzzfeed Over '5 Broken Cameras' Story: 'An Outright Lie'
Less than a week after taking to Twitter to rage over an immigration snafu at LAX involving an Oscar nominee from Palestine, Michael Moore has returned to defend his dramatic account of the customs battle. This time, his ire is concentrated on a ...

The Future of Pershing Square
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - Pershing Square is one of Downtown's most perplexing conundrums. It's a huge public space that, by virtue of its design, is used by relatively few members of the public. It's a park with very little grass. Although it has a ...

For Cardinal Roger Mahony, social media is a powerful pulpit
As archbishop of Los Angeles, Roger Mahony responded to criticism of his handling of sexual abuse cases with a high-priced crisis management firm, full-page ads in Spanish and English newspapers, and a report naming accused priests. In retirement ...

Garcetti holds potential interest in Beverly Hills oil drilling
In his bid for Los Angeles mayor, Eric Garcetti has promoted himself as the greenest of candidates. The city councilman from Silver Lake has pushed for an expansion of L.A.'s rooftop solar-panel program and the creation of thousands of clean-energy ...

AP INTERVIEW: Iraq PM warns Syria war could spread - Los Angeles Local ...
AP INTERVIEW: Iraq PM warns Syria war could spread - Los Angeles Local ...

Korean War Soldier's Remains Returned to California
Private First Class Roosevelt "Jack" Clark was reported missing in November 1950 during the Korean War. His remains arrived Wednesday Feb. 27, 2013 at LAX. Korean War Soldier's Remains Arrive in CA. Link; Embed; Email. Copy. Close. Link to this video ...

Tiësto Has Become An Indie-Inspired Electro Chameleon
Tijs Michiel Verwest is more than just an electronic dance music DJ and producer. He is the quintessential originator of the iconic brand Tiësto, which has continued to revolutionize itself and change the game for dance music artist all over the world ...

New play, “Therapy,” explores the the lives and fears of therapist
Jeff Bernhardt is an author, playwright, psychotherapist and Jewish educator who directs social-action programs at Temple Aliyah in Woodland Hills; he is also the lead tutor for the b'nai mitzvah program at Temple Israel of Hollywood. But his new play, ...

Democracy in Action: The Christopher Dorner Hearing
(AP) At least six fired police officers want their disciplinary cases reopened after the Los Angeles Police Department began reinvestigating the termination of a former officer who left a trail of violence to avenge his firing. Police Protective League ...

Here's why efforts to pare back labor deals are doomed
cops2.jpg Yes, the city unions agreed to small concessions that have helped reduce the deficit from outlandish to just plain outsized. But the givebacks were largely illusory in that City Hall earlier approved pay raises of 25 percent over five years ...

Pau Gasol Off Crutches, Lakers receive Injury Boost
Covering the Lakers' Big Three of Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard and Steve Nash. Pau Gasol. Pau Gasol Off Crutches, Lakers receive Injury Boost. Los Angeles Lakers forward/center Pau Gasol told media that he was off crutches via Twitter. By Shahan Ahmed ...

Calif. Anti-Smoking Advocate Debi Austin Dies At 62
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Tobacco educator and motivational speaker Debi Austin has died at the age of 62. Austin, of Canoga Park, died on Feb. 22 after a 20-year battle with cancer. Austin became known for her anti-smoking campaign in the ...

Long-shot candidate's provocative video gains attention
No one has accused Los Angeles mayoral candidate Kevin James of lacking for showmanship. His spirited debate performances have given an outsize profile to the onetime talk radio host's long-shot campaign. But the financially strapped candidate's ...


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