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LA gets the royal treatment, royals get the LA celeb treatment
A Stanford man – MA, '85, political science – is back in California this week. There are a lot of Stanford men and women around, but none like this one. This one is heir to the Belgian throne – his royal highness, the duke of Brabant, a man on a ...

Credit cards make lots of cents for LA parking meters
In the city of Los Angeles, quarters are no longer king. Once the universal currency for parking meters, spare coins — often scrounged from purses, pockets and cup holders — have been supplanted by plastic. This spring, for the first time, the ...

Los Angeles County supervisors throw cold water on proposed beach bonfire ban
The county Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to oppose an air quality regulation that would prohibit open burning on beaches, saying the matter should be left to the discretion of local officials. "From the time of the beach parties of Annette ...

City official recommends LA Convention Center be turned over to AEG
An internal memo sent Tuesday to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and city council members recommends handing over management of the city's Convention Center to Anschutz Entertainment Group. Budget chief Miguel Santana sent the ...

City health department measure qualifies for LA ballot
A petition to create a separate city of Los Angeles public health department has received enough signatures to be officially presented to the City Council and qualify for the ballot next year, the City Clerk's office announced Tuesday. The petition ...

1300-Pound Shark Caught Off of LA Coast
Fishers on a boat out of Huntington Beach caught a potentially world record-breaking mako shark that weighed 1,323.5 pounds. Robert Kovacik reports live from Gardena on the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, 2013. 1,300 Shark Caught off of the ...

Officials from LA urge delay in transferring some to managed care
Several members of the Los Angeles congressional delegation asked the federal government Tuesday to postpone moving hundreds of thousands of chronically ill seniors and disabled patients into managed care. In a letter signed by 14 U.S. representatives, ...

A Jazz Renaissance Is Happening In Los Angeles
[Editor's note: Weekly scribe Jeff Weiss's column, "Bizarre Ride," appears on West Coast Sound every Wednesday. His archives are available here.] Miles Davis once claimed, "The thing to judge in any jazz artist is, does the man project and does he have ...

Five Artsy Things to Do in LA This Week, From Hat Chasing to a Haunted House
This week, a man becomes a god in a play set in a midcentury landmark and an artist builds an adults-only dollhouse. 5. Sculpting the president. Sculptor Robert Merrell Gage announces, "We know what Lincoln looked like," early on in the 1955 ...

Review: Firing Of Ex-LAPD Officer Dorner Justified
(FOX 11 / AP) An internal review by the Los Angeles Police Department concluded that rogue ex-officer Christopher Dorner was justifiably fired, a lawyer who reviewed the findings told The Associated Press on Tuesday. Civil rights attorney Connie Rice ...

The Battle Will Be Televised
With so much competition, why does L.A.'s big cable provider, Time Warner, charge so much? Posted on 6/5/2013 8:27:00 AM by Mark Lacter. Illustration by Viktor Koen. Everybody wants to hate cable companies. They're big, they're bureaucratic, they have ...

Deputy Mayor Joan Sullivan named CEO of Partnership for LA Shools
Joan Sullivan, the education deputy to outgoing Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, has been named CEO of the 22-campus Partnership for Los Angles Schools, officials said Wednesday. Sullivan will succeed Marshall Tuck, who is resigning as head of the ...

Canadian man pleads guilty in LA to federal charge in 'Grandparent Scam'
LOS ANGELES - A Canadian man accused of orchestrating a scheme to dupe Southland grandparents into believing their grandchildren or other relatives were in danger in foreign countries and immediately required money pleaded guilty today to a fraud ...

LA Trading Card: Joel Arquillos
Joel Arquillos is the Executive Director at 826LA, a nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging students to write and to helping teachers inspire their students. Before joining the 826 team, Arquillos taught social studies in the San Francisco ...

LA's Mayor Elect: City Hall Shouldn't Be A Place You Fear
Meeting with high tech CEO's in the afternoon and Boyle Heights residents at night, LA's Mayor Elect vows change in the local economy and how City Hall is run. "It's those two pillars, the economy and making City Hall work again, that are going to be ...

LAPD To Drill Response To WMD Device In Downtown
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Thousands of attendees at a Homeland Security conference in downtown Los Angeles were set Thursday to get a first-hand demonstration of how the city would handle a terrorist attack. KNX 1070′s Pete Demetriou reports a ...

Plastic Bag Ban For Los Angeles is Back (Maybe)
Like so many other things at City Hall, there was a lot of bark, but no bite, and the ban that was initially approved by the L.A. City Council never really went into effect as the politicians sat on their hands. Now the City Council's Energy and ...

4 general contractors on public works jobs cited for wage violations, fined ...
4 general contractors on public works jobs cited for wage violations, fined ...

LAPD Terrorism drill
June 6,2013 Los Angeles CA. The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) do a live demonstration involving Multi-Assault Counter-Terrorism Action Capabilities (MACTAC) and the deployment of the Stabilization Team Los Angeles in response to a weapon ...

Crews assessing damage from Powerhouse Fire
Antone Randall sat in thick spongy ash, leaning against a charred cedar Thursday in view of sparkling Lake Elizabeth. It had taken one week for him and up to 2,200 firefighters to knock down the Powerhouse Fire in northern Los Angeles County, and now ...

Presidential traffic jams expected today; Clinton, Obama in LA
President Barack Obama arrives at Moffett Federal Airfield in Moffett Field, Calif., Thursday, June 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) (Jeff Chiu). Los Angeles is expecting a double dose of presidential presence on Friday, along with the big traffic jams ...

AIDS/LifeCycle Finishes Strong In LA This Weekend, Raises Tens of Millions
You want to attend an L.A. gay pride-related event that has more substance than other things happening around town and may move you to tears? Go to the always inspiring closing ceremony of the 2013 AIDS/LifeCycle in West Los Angeles, where nearly ...

Why David Lloyd Walked Away From the LA Art World
In the late 1980s, the abstract painter David Lloyd found himself where others wanted to be. Margo Leavin, who showed John Baldessari, Donald Judd and Alexis Smith, was his art dealer. In the art world -- or, to be more specific, the business of art ...

5 Festive Things to Do in LA This Week
Feeling the need to get out and do something different? Perhaps with large swaths of similarly-interested people? L.A. is going positively festival-crazy this week, with three different fests set to begin -- and none of them are of the musical variety ...

Los Angeles park employee accused of lewd acts with children
Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation employee Donald Lee Johnson, 62, was arrested Wednesday, June 5, 2013 on multiple counts of lewd acts with a child under 15 years old. (KABC Photo / Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department) ...

President to Arrive in LA Before Two-Day Meeting With China's President
Preparations for President Barack Obama's continued early Friday in West Los Angeles. Toni Guinyard reports for Today in LA on Friday Jun 7, 2013. No Parking Signs Up for Presidential Visit. Link; Embed; Email. Copy. Close. Link to this video ...

Bartender's stashed tips—$178000 worth—gone in an instant
For 24 years, a California bartender methodically scooped up all of his tips each day, exchanged them for $100 bills when he had enough money, and deposited them in a safe at his home. He skipped vacations so he could work. Birthdays and holidays were ...

Monica Ratliff: The Woman Who May Change LA
John Deasy is the most admired school superintendent in city history. But this fifth-grade teacher isn't impressed. A A A Comments (0) By Hillel Aron Thursday, Jun 6 2013. With Wendy Greuel soon out as controller and just one woman left on the 15 ...

Obama Arrives in LA to Hit the Hollywood ATM
UPDATED: The president is attending a $10,000-per-ticket DNC fundraiser at the Santa Monica home of former News Corp. chief Peter Chernin and wife Megan. Amid widening scandals over IRS misconduct and controversy over secret surveillance of ...

LA Councilwoman Jan Perry withdraws pension request
Jan Perry and Eric Garcetti during a press conference to to announce Perry's endorsement for Mayor at the 28th Street YMAC in South Los Angeles Thursday, March 28, 2013. (Hans Gutknecht/Staff Photographer) (LA Daily News). Councilwoman Jan Perry ...


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