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Los Angeles News 09/2013 (Page 7)



With 'suicide by train' up, LA appeals for help
LOS ANGELES — LOS ANGELES (AP) - Alarmed by an increase in suicides on its rail tracks, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority is making a rare appeal for the public's help. Suicide by train is a touchy topic, with many transit ...

LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Award nominations reward several risky productions ...
LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Award nominations reward several risky productions ...

Politics and government
Will urban ratepayers in Southern California subsidize San Joaquin Valley agribusiness interests on the costs of the delta pipeline? LAT. Working for Rep. Brad Sherman seems to be a political springboard. DN. New City Council member Mitch O'Farrell's ...

Anna Faris
I wasn't supposed to move to Los Angeles. I went to the University of Washington, and my plan after graduation was to go to London, where I had a receptionist job lined up at an ad agency. I had been performing since I was a kid, but I thought pursuing ...

Artist Profile: Hot on the Scene L.A. Gallerist Maggie Kayne on Contemporary Art
The art dealer of Kayne Griffin Corcoran opens an exhibit featuring the work of French abstractionist Francois Morellet and will debut an exhibit by David Lynch in November. Maggie Kayne greets a visitor at her L.A. gallery, Kayne Griffin Corcoran ...

19 Companies Caught Writing Fake Online Reviews
Those on-line reviews you read or write have a huge impact, to businesses and to reputations. So big in fact, companies are paying people to write fake positive or negative reviews to influence on-line ratings. It's called astroturfing, the cyber ...

Los Angeles regional weather forecast
my best friends brother got a nearly new red Mitsubishi Eclipse Convertible only from working parttime off a macbook air... .......:> www.jobs60.com. KarenEBollinger at 12:25 AM September 24, 2013. my classmate's half-sister makes $72 every hour on the ...

"Hidden Heroes": Soldiers' Caregivers
The painful return of soldiers from wars around the world is well documented. Many will struggle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, depression and bouts with alcohol abuse. These are the scars of war. But what about those who care for these soldiers ...

Councilman Gil Cedillo Wants Emergency Call Boxes and Improved Signs Along ...
Councilman Gil Cedillo Wants Emergency Call Boxes and Improved Signs Along ...

Downtown Gets on the Radar With Avant-Garde Theater Festival
In Mariano Pensotti's Sometimes I Think, I Can See You, people walking through and eating at the Grand Central Market will inadvertently become part of the show. Downtown Gets on the Radar With Avant-Garde Theater Festival. photo by Richard Termine ...

Airbnb Launches Celebrity-Themed Promotion In LA
Online peer-to-peer room rental marketplace Airbnb is launching a big promotion in Los Angeles this weekend, with five "pop-up" houses which it is erecting in locations around the city, created by local celebrities. Airbnb said its "pop-up" houses ...

LA Now Live: Schools lose academic ratings after cheating claims
Join us at 9 a.m. when we talk with Times reporter Howard Blume about five Los Angeles County schools stripped of state standardized test scores after claims that teachers helped students cheat, among other alleged misconduct. Details about the alleged ...

Pan Dulce for a changing York Boulevard
Pan dulce has long been a staple on York Boulevard. Elsa's Bakery, for example, has served Mexican sweet bread to Highland Park customers for 37 years. “We have the same baker who comes in every morning at 3 a.m. to start the day's batch,” said says ...

OP-ED: Los Angeles River Restorations Should Start at the End
A little over a week ago, the United States Army Corps of Engineers released the Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and accompanying Draft Environmental Impact Study for restoring an 11-mile stretch of the Los Angeles River, largely within the City of ...

Going along hand in hand
Lisa Szilagyi, left, Hand in Hand co-founder, with daughter Emily. Photo by Joshua Plotke. Twenty-three years ago, Lisa Szilagyi gave birth to her first child, Emily, who was diagnosed with tuberous sclerosis, a genetic disease that causes tumors to ...

Moving and Shaking
Jewish-innovation advocate Shawn Landres praised the Liberty Hill Foundation when the social change organization named him the recipient of its 2013 NextGen Award during its recent Change L.A. ceremony, but he could have just as easily been speaking ...

Don't give up on us, LA urges NFL
Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge is still pushing to bring an NFL team to the city. By Rick Orlov, Los Angeles Daily News. Posted: 09/24/13, 4:18 PM PDT | Updated: 1 min ago. With a year left on the city's exclusive agreement with AEG to work ...

Radar L.A. Review: 'Rodney King' At The Kirk Douglas Theatre
Robert Guenveur Smith stands on the stage, microphone in hand, with a certain hip hop bravado. “F*** Rodney King” he bellows. Not exactly the opening line the audience was expecting, but from this arresting moment, Smith carries a captivated audience ...

In Wake Of Kenya Mall Attack, Authorities Say Southland Prepared
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — In the wake of the terrorist attack on a mall in Kenya, authorities say Southern California shopping malls are safe. Burbank resident Lydia Paweski said images of casualties from Sunday's attack on a shopping mall in Nairobi ...

Police: Serial Rapist Targeting Massage Therapists In Southland
RANCHO CUCAMONGA (CBSLA.com) — A serial rapist is targeting female massage therapists in three Southern California counties, authorities said. Riverside police say the suspect has assaulted 30 women at massage businesses in Riverside, San ...

Lamar Odom Breaks Silence On Twitter Following DUI Arrest
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Troubled NBA basketball star Lamar Odom has finally broken his silence after being arrested for DUI in August. At 5:39 p.m. Tuesday, he first tweeted: Seeing the snakes— LAMAR ODOM (@RealLamarOdom) September 25, ...

LA Now Live: Century City tower site raises quake fault concerns
Join us at 9 a.m. when we talk with Times reporter Rong-Gong Lin II about a luxury residential tower that Los Angeles city officials approved and that the L.A. County Metropolitan Transportation Authority says sits atop an earthquake fault line. When ...

Gov. Brown To Sign Bill That Will Increase Minimum Wage
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Gov. Jerry Brown Wednesday will sign a bill that will increase the state's minimum wage to $10 an hour by 2016. Assembly Bill 10 (AB 10) will increase the minimum wage from $8 an hour to $9 an hour by July 1, 2014 and ...

Artist Creates Insanely Detailed Replicas Of LA's Beloved River Cats
hageexhibit.jpg Next week Randy Hage's unique art exhibit opens, bringing New York City storefronts to Los Angeles. His insanely detailed and accurate replicas are miniature versions of the real deals, which he started working on after the death of his ...

Local Techie Invents App That Decodes L.A.'s Baffling Parking Signs
Computer techie/consultant/aspiring actor Michael Brouillet, 32, moved to Los Angeles four years ago from San Antonio and didn't quite understand how this city rolls. In his first 18 months, parking enforcement officers welcomed him with $1,500 in ...

Riff Raff and Kapparot Chickens: Readers Respond
How to summarize the reaction to last week's cover story ("Becoming Riff Raff," by Ben Westhoff)? You laughed, you cried, you called us assholes. Some of you even had articulate responses. Writes Genesia Williams, "What makes me hate this article is ...

Gov. Signs Bill hiking California Minimum Wage to $10 an Hour - Los Angeles ...
Gov. Signs Bill hiking California Minimum Wage to $10 an Hour - Los Angeles ...

LA Mayor Garcetti's goal: modernize city government
They appear to be routine job interviews: One by one, the top managers of city agencies spend an hour with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti as he ponders who should stay and who should go. But with Garcetti wrapping up three months of evaluations, ...

Who pays if LA Unified students lose or break iPads?
Another issue in the Los Angeles Unified School District's $1-billion effort to equip every student with an iPad surfaced Wednesday: Are parents liable if their child breaks or loses the tablet? The question emerged after revelations that 300 or so ...

Ex-Mont. teacher freed after 30-day term for rape
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Montana prison officials released a former high school teacher Thursday after he completed a 30-day sentence for rape that is under review by the state's high court and has prompted critics to call for the removal of the judge ...


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