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Los Angeles News 06/2013 (Page 4)



LA Now Live: Garcetti hears from residents before taking office
Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti is preaching a gospel of civic rebirth in appearances across Los Angeles while gently lowering expectations about how much City Hall, and he himself, can do to bring about change. Join us at 9 a.m. when we talk with Times ...

The End of Snow-Capped Mountains for LA?
Admit it: You take Southern California for granted. Surfing in the summer. Snowboarding in the winter. Gorgeous natural scenery all year long. That might not last forever. In fact a UCLA study released today says that we could lose a vast majority of ...

Best LA Novel Ever Tournament: Final Four
Best L.A. Novel Ever: Budd Schulberg's What Makes Sammy Run? vs. Chester Himes' If He Hollers Let Him Go (Final Four). By Keith Plocek Fri., Jun. 14 2013 at 8:00 AM. Categories: Best L.A. Novel Ever: The Tournament, Books ...

Ryan Chalmers' Push Across America ends Saturday, but the journey is really ...
Ryan Chalmers' Push Across America ends Saturday, but the journey is really ...

Cindy Montanez outpaces Nury Martinez in latest fundraising round for LA City ...
Cindy Montanez outpaces Nury Martinez in latest fundraising round for LA City ...

LA's 38 seasonal pools open Saturday
Cristina Taggart gets a lifeguard tower ready for use at Reseda Park on Friday, June 14, 2013. The seasonal pool opens on Saturday, June 15, 2013 from 1 to 5 p.m. (Andy Holzman/Staff Photographer). Everyone in the pool. It's that time of year again ...

City Hall officials seek to bring professional soccer to downtown LA area
Plans for a professional football stadium in downtown Los Angeles may be withering, but city officials are quietly rallying around another sport: Soccer. Hoping to raise the city's sports profile and bring in tourism dollars, officials are seeking to ...

Metrolink fares to increase July 1
LOS ANGELES - An average 5 percent system-wide Metrolink fare increase will go effect July 1 to help close a $10.2 million funding gap for the 2013-14 fiscal year caused by an increase in operating expenses, a system official said. The Metrolink Board ...

Man coaxed down from North Hollywood power tower with offer of a blanket
A man in his 40s climbed an electrical tower in North Hollywood Friday, June 14, 2013, took off his shirt and then kept police, fire and utility crews at bay for more than four hours before he was coaxed down and arrested for suspicion of possession of ...

School District Wins $2.6M In False Rape Case
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Long Beach Unified School District has won a $2.6 million judgment against a woman who falsely accused a former high school football star of rape that landed him in jail. The Long Beach Press-Telegram reports the default ...

L.A. Interior Designers Celebrate New Christofle Silver Pop-Up
"Million Dollar Decorator" Mary McDonald and several designers come out to the studio space for a collaboration between the iconic French silver brand and antique dealer JF Chen. The night of June 13 proved to be a perfect blend of classic and modern ...

Woman fatally stabbed in domestic disturbance in Canoga Park
CANOGA PARK - A woman was stabbed to death today in a domestic disturbance in Canoga Park, police said. The fatal stabbing was at around 7:30 a.m. in the 7100 block of Deveron Ridge Road, said Officer Rosario Herrera of the Los Angeles Police ...

Echo Park Lake reopens after two-year makeover
What do you do when an old friend undergoes an expensive and major surgery, remains in seclusion for two years and now is stripping off most of the bandages? In the case of Echo Park Lake, hundreds of Angelenos turned out Saturday to celebrate and ...

LA business improvement districts' value questioned
When the bike patrols suddenly ended in downtown Los Angeles' arts district last month, junk began to pile up against the curb on Seaton Street. Over on Mateo Street, a trail of aqua-blue chips from shattered car windows glittered along the gutter. "It ...

MTA bus driver killed in crash 'looked after everyone else first'
Olivia Gamboa began her route through downtown Los Angeles in the pre-dawn darkness. After 13 years as a bus driver with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, she could have chosen any shift. She opted to drive at 5 a.m., as most of the city slept ...

Q&A with Tom Hoffarth: Family dynamic takes on a whole, new meaning with the ...
Q&A with Tom Hoffarth: Family dynamic takes on a whole, new meaning with the ...

Man Dies In South LA Fire At Auto Repair Business
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Authorities Sunday said a man was killed in an overnight fire at an automotive repair business in South Los Angeles. Firefighters responded to the 8000 block of South San Pedro Street around 1:36 a.m. after a passerby ...

Woman, residents believe cancer linked to Santa Susana Field Laboratory
Test stands used for the Saturn-V and Apollo moon rocket engines still stand at the Santa Susana Field Lab near Simi Valley. Questions about the field lab s links to cancers in area residents have lingered for years. (File photo). Cancer has darkened ...

Neighbors tried to intervene as teacher allegedly killed ex-wife
Los Angeles police continued to search Sunday for a 46-year-old elementary school teacher who they said stabbed his estranged wife and left her to die on a quiet residential street in West Hills as neighbors rushed to her side. Michael Rodney Kane ...

UCLA 2, LSU 1: Bruins make the most of their chances
UCLA's Christoph Bono scores the go-ahead run as LSU catcher Ty Ross looks on during the Bruins' victory. (Bruce Thorson/USA Today). OMAHA,Neb. - Just enough. That was what UCLA needed, and what the Bruins got, as it turned out. And it was plenty ...

Hollywood Fringe Fest Ferrets Out Outlandish LA
Will you meet these interesting players during the Hollywood Fringe Festival? Chances are excellent. The performing arts party runs from Thursday, June 13 through. advertisement. Click Here! It hasn't been all that long since the very recent television ...

Giveaway: Win a Pair of Three-Day Passes to Dwell on Design this Weekend!
Dwell on Design is the nation's biggest modern design event, bringing over 30,000 visitors annually to the Los Angeles Convention Center. This year, June 21-23, check out over 400 exhibitors, keynote speaker Michael Graves, the Dwell on Design Awards, ...

CicLAvia: Iconic Wilshire Corridor
LOS ANGELES - No cars, open streets and the opportunity to view one of the most legendary boulevards in Los Angeles by foot, bike, skates or other non-motorized transport marks the June 23 CicLAvia – Iconic Wilshire Boulevard. Participants will stroll ...

Estranged Husband, Teacher Captured After Stabbing Wife To Death
(FOX 11 / CNS) A Los Angeles Unified elementary school teacher suspected of stabbing his estranged wife to death at a West Hills home where she had taken refuge was captured in San Bernardino County today, police said. Michael Rodney Kane, 46, ...

Paul Silva: A father's recollections from Zoot Suit Riots to Santa Monica shooting
I had planned to write a column this week about my father and the violence he experienced in the streets of Los Angeles 70 years ago as part of the so-called Zoot Suit Riots. But first I have to tell you about the violence he witnessed the other day in ...

How much would a new LA city health department cost? $330 million, says ...
How much would a new LA city health department cost? $330 million, says ...

Restraining order didn't work for West Hills mother of two
An LAPD patrol car sits on the street on June 17, 2013, in front of the West Hills home where Michelle Kane was allegedly murdered by estranged husband Michael Kane, over the weekend. (David Crane/Los Angeles Daily News). Michael Rodney Kane, 46, ...

LA teacher arrested after wife's stabbing death
LOS ANGELES — LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles elementary school teacher is accused of chasing down and fatally stabbing his estranged wife, months after she petitioned for a restraining order, and hours after she informed police he had violated that ...

Metro Subway's Virtual Free Rides End As Turnstyles To Lock Up
If you believe the New York Times, the arrival of "latched" gates at our subway stations this summer is a "milestone," a sign that L.A. is entering municipal adulthood and becoming more like our vastly superior East Coast counterparts. Or, it's just ...

LA City Council Considers Banning Plastic Bags
City News Service says the City Council is expected to vote Tuesday on whether to ban stores from handing out single-use plastic bags. They'd also be required to charge 10 cents for paper bags. The law would take effect next year. Supporters say the ...


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