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Los Angeles News 10/2013 (Page 4)



Dread Central Hosts Special Big Ass Spider! Los Angeles Screening October 17!
Big Ass Spider Ready to Trap You on the Web! Literally! In Los Angeles and looking to take part in some monster-sized fun? How about checking out Mike Mendez's Big Ass Spider! one day early and on us? Read on for the details. The screening will take ...

Mr. Right goes wrong with 'The List'
I don't remember his name. It was something simple, like Paul or Mike. I'll call him Pike. I'd moved from Virginia to Los Angeles for graduate school, where I assumed most male students would be ripped blond surfer boys. When I met Pike in the music ...

Red Carpet: Jessica Alba, Cate Blanchett sport LA designers
Some notably ladylike outfits looks got our attention on recent red carpets. Jessica Alba and Cate Blanchett both chose Los Angeles designers for polished style. Alba wore Juan Carlos Obando's shirtwaist and sweeping skirt to the ALMA Awards in late ...

Dodger Fans: What More Can We Do?
Wow what a day and night in the S. T. L. We started with a roast ''Dodgers"" pig, went to a mad graffiti spray paint artist. We saw a gigantic steamroller crush Dodgers ''stars'' on a mock Hollywood Walk of Fame. Saw a preview of a fabulous new ...

New museum will bring San Fernando Valley's history to life
For decades it has struggled along as the Rodney Dangerfield of Los Angeles. Dismissed as urbanized sprawl and best known to some for its porn shoots and failed secession efforts, the San Fernando Valley never seems to get any respect when it's ...

Does LA Opera lack the guts to stage 'The Perfect American'?
Philip Glass' groundbreaking American opera "Einstein on the Beach" opened at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Friday for what promoters billed as one of the biggest cultural events of the season. And what about the composer's new opera, the one about ...

Isabel Marant celebrates LA store with starry friends
Paris-based designer Isabel Marant celebrated the one-year anniversary of her Melrose Place boutique in Los Angeles on Thursday night by hosting a barbecue with a rock-the-kasbah vibe. Milla Jovovich cohosted the event with Marant, and they were joined ...

Yuval Sharon's the Industry makes own track with 'Invisible Cities'
Inside Union Station, a robotic voice is barking out destinations for Amtrak's northbound Train 785, departing from track No. 9. "Glendale, Burbank Airport, Van Nuys … Carpinteria, Santa Barbara and Goleta! All aboard!" Yuval Sharon smiles, pauses ...

New questions arise about safety of LA's historic Angels Flight
Local officials are demanding assurances that the Angels Flight railway in downtown Los Angeles is safe after regulators found a new problem. On Thursday, the National Transportation Safety Board revealed that in the months before a September ...

LA Now Live: Discuss LA's hidden earthquake risks
Join staff writer Rosanna Xia at 9 a.m. Monday for a discussion about the Times' report on the risks facing Los Angeles residents who live and work in hundreds of old concrete buildings. According to the analysis, more than 1,000 old concrete buildings ...

Many older LA buildings could collapse in an earthquake
The city has rejected calls to make a list of concrete buildings at risk of collapsing in a major quake, but a Times analysis finds there could be more than 1,000 — many of them homes and offices. By Rong-Gong Lin II, Rosanna Xia and Doug Smith ...

Computer Glitch Shuts Food Stamps Program Across 17 States, Including Calif.
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Shoppers in as many as 17 states — including California — found themselves unable to use their food stamp debit cards Saturday after a computer glitch threw the system off-line. Government officials made it clear the glitch ...

Teacher fatally stabbed as students watched, police say
A Long Beach teacher died after she was repeatedly stabbed as her students watched Friday at a neighborhood playground, authorities said. Officials said Steven Brown, 50, was booked on suspicion of murder in connection with the case is being held on ...

Crime alerts for Del Rey and 11 other LA neighborhoods
Crime reports are up significantly for the latest week in 12 L.A. neighborhoods, according to an analysis of LAPD data by the Los Angeles Times' Crime L.A. database. Five neighborhoods reported a significant increase in violent crime. Del Rey (A) was ...

Streets closed in West Hollywood and LA for AIDS Walk Los Angeles
Sections of San Vicente, Santa Monica and Beverly boulevards and a portion of Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood and Los Angeles will be closed Sunday for the 29th annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles. More than 30,000 people are expected to walk the ...

AIDS Walk LA Draws Tens Of Thousands To WeHo
Actresses Christa B. Allen (L) and Sophia Bush (R) attend the 28th Annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles (AWLA) on October 14, 2012 in West Hollywood, California. (credit: Valerie Macon/Getty Images) ...

10 Things To Know-Today
Millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historically small increases in benefits come January. 2. AID WORKERS AMONG LATEST SYRIA KIDNAP VICTIMS. Assailants seize six Red Cross workers and one ...

One on One With Adrian Gonzalez
No matter how it ends, this season has been a story book season for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Their worst-to-first climb enchanted the Southland, with more than 3.7 million fans attending games this season, and I was happy to be among them. Everyone has ...

Cards try to extend another city's October drought
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Los Angeles Dodgers are hoping to win their first World Series title in a quarter-century. To do it, they'll have to get past baseball's big roadblock. In the past two years, the St. Louis Cardinals extended even longer droughts ...

Politics and government
city-hall-from-lat.jpg The LA Times revived the City Hall controversy over uninspected older concrete buildings with a big Sunday package saying that more than 1,000 old unreinforced buildings in Los Angeles "may be at risk of collapsing in a major ...

What is California cuisine? It's you, LA (and kale)
Listen up, L.A. If you want to know what California cuisine is, look in the mirror. We talk a lot about the ingredients. Unrivaled seasonal produce – goodbye tomatoes, hello pomegranate, farm-to-table and all very precious. But there's another ...

The Great Wall Of China: My Brief Love Affair With The Los Angeles Dodgers
The most important helicopter flight ever made over Los Angeles was in May of 1957. Aboard the chopper were Los Angeles County Supervisor Kenny Hahn, Los Angeles City Council member Roz Wyman, and Walter O'Malley, the owner of the Brooklyn ...

330 orphans arrive in Los Angeles
April 12, 1975: South Vietnamese and Cambodian orphans are carried from an evacuation plane at Los Angeles International Airport, held in white cardboard boxes that served as bassinets for the trip from the Philippines. As the Vietnam War ended, staff ...

Man accused of killing teacher blamed her for losing care of kids
A man arrested on suspicion of fatally stabbing the grandmother of his three children as she worked as a teacher monitoring children in a Long Beach park referred to her as an "informant" in a custody dispute. Long Beach police have yet to explain a ...

10 Things to Know for Today
Reid and McConnell, longtime Senate antagonists, discuss a plan to raise the debt limit until mid-February and halt the 2-week-old government shutdown. 2. SAN FRANCISCO TRANSIT RIDERS GET ANOTHER REPRIEVE. Unions and management agree to ...

SoCal Gas Prices Drop To Lowest Amounts Since Late January
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The average price for a gallon or regular gas in Los Angeles County has dropped to its lowest price since Jan. 30 at $3.82. The average price of gas has fallen for 28 consecutive days and is nearly 83 cents below the average ...

French Telecom Giant Orange to Launch LA Research Center 'SiliWood'
The facility will focus on studying the interactions between the entertainment industry and technology and look to develop technologies for new digital formats. PARIS – French mobile phone giant Orange – best known for providing cell and Internet ...

LA Now Live: Teacher's killing possibly rooted in court battle
Discuss the slaying of Long Beach elementary school teacher Kellye Taylor and what court records revealed about her alleged attacker's possible motive at 9 a.m. with Times reporter Richard Winton. Police arrested Steven Brown, 50, on suspicion of ...

LA's potholed streets must be made safe for cyclists -- or else
One of the top complaints of Angelenos in recent years has been the, shall we say, sub-optimal condition of the city's roads. If city officials can persuade more residents to get out of their cars and onto their bicycles, the wear and tear on the roads ...

Concept Los Angeles highlights include Mike Vensel, Mathiasen
Concept Los Angeles, one of the more veteran L.A. Fashion Week players, staged a one-day slate of shows, presentations and installations at Quixote Studios in West Hollywood on Saturday, an event that underscored both the upside and downside of the ...


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