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Los Angeles News 10/2013 (Page 8)



AARP's Movies for Grownups Film Festival opens in LA on Nov. 14
Finally, a film festival for the over-50 crowd. AARP's Movies For Grownups Film Festival, opening Nov. 14 and continuing through Nov. 17 at Regal Cinemas in L.A. Live, will feature nine films with appeal to the 50-plus moviegoer that are being ...

Merchants in LA's birthplace reluctantly embrace Web for funding
The board members of the Olvera Street Merchants Assn. stared at Edgar Pasten, a bit bewildered, when he suggested they use a website called Kickstarter to raise money for their Dia de los Muertos festivities. In past years, the city had guaranteed the ...

L.A.'s Top Building Chief Says He's Been Cleared in Ethics Complaint
Los Angeles' top building official said he has been cleared of wrongdoing related to an ethics complaint filed by an opponent of a controversial Hollywood skyscraper project. hollywood-millennium. Architectural rendering of the 39- and 35-story ...

Plan to transform bleak school playground hits a big snag
The playground at Berendo Middle School, just west of downtown Los Angeles, looks more like the surface of an aircraft carrier than a playground. There's virtually nothing but blacktop for the roughly 1,300 students to play on — acres and acres of sun ...

County presents options for Devil's Gate Dam sediment removal
Los Angeles County flood control officials presented several options for removing built-up debris and mud from a basin above Devil's Gate Dam in northern Pasadena in a draft environmental impact report released Thursday. The basin became choked by ...

Scientists dig for fossils in LA a century later
LOS ANGELES — LOS ANGELES (AP) - Surrounded by a gooey graveyard of prehistoric beasts, a small crew diligently wades through a backlog of fossil finds from a century of excavation at the La Brea Tar Pits in the heart of Los Angeles. Digs over the ...

First-ever Sriracha Festival spices up a Sunday in LA
More than 800 people attended the first L.A. Sriracha Festival Sunday. Huy Fong Foods founder David Tran sponsored the event and attended to see what a dozen L.A. chefs created with his and others' versions of the famous chili sauce. LAUREN GOLD — ...

Healthcare workers gather for prayer, blessings at White Mass in LA
Whenever she has bad news for a family at the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center emergency room, Gabriela Perez says a little prayer to herself before stepping through the door. A devout Roman Catholic nicknamed "Mother Teresa" by her ...

At Harvard-Westlake School, some wonder whether standards are too high
When he arrived at one of Los Angeles' preeminent private high schools seven years ago, baseball coach Matt LaCour knew how to win. He had a CIF championship under his belt. But the self-described "public school kid" was now at Harvard-Westlake ...

Review: Esa-Pekka Salonen rekindles his romance with the LA Phil
Esa-Pekka Salonen's Violin Concerto was finished and given its first performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall in spring 2009, during his feverish and emotional final days as music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Salonen said it wasn't a ...

Care Harbor LA To Hold Massive Free Health Clinic
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Hundreds of people lined up early Monday morning for wristbands guaranteeing admission to a free health clinic this week in Exposition Park. Care Harbor LA will hold a massive free clinic Oct. 31 through Nov. 3 at the LA ...

LA Now Live: Discuss LA Unified Supt. John Deasy's future
Talk with Los Angeles Times reporter Howard Blume at 9 a.m. about the future of Los Angeles Unified Supt. John Deasy. In his latest piece, Blume writes: "When John Deasy took the helm of Los Angeles Unified in 2011, he was backed by the school board, ...

LA councilmen ask city to explore ways to assist quake retrofits
Two L.A. City Council members are calling for the city to explore bond measures to help property owners strengthen potentially dangerous buildings that could collapse in a major earthquake. The proposal by Tom LaBonge and Mitch Englander asks city ...

La Brea Tar Pits Marks 100th Anniversary With Free Admission
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The La Brea Tar Pits is celebrating its 100th anniversary Monday by offering free admission to the public. The museum complex located at 5801 Wilshire Boulevard along the Miracle Mile is recognized as the only actively ...

Gina's People: Pay It Forward K9's Only
This week in Gina's People, we meet a FOX 11 viewer making a difference in the dog world. K9 Behaviorist, Bobby Dorafsher is donating his time to train dogs for free. He figures if they're trained, someone will adopt them. The dogs he's chosen to help ...

1 Killed, 1 Injured In Panorama City Apartment Fire
PANORAMA CITY (CBSLA.com) — One person was killed and another injured in an apartment fire Monday morning in Panorama City. The fire was reported at 8:39 a.m. at a two-story complex in the 8800 block of Tobias Avenue, the Los Angeles Fire ...

LA-bound man carrying bomb parts detained at Montreal airport
A 71-year-old man was being interrogated by Montreal police on Monday after attempting to board a Los Angeles-bound flight with components in his carry-on luggage that could be assembled to make a bomb, Canadian media reported. Montreal police said ...

Chris Brown's arrest in DC could lead to jail time in LA
A felony assault charge filed against singer Chris Brown in Washington, D.C., over the weekend could mean a judge may determine he violated probation in his Los Angeles conviction for assaulting Rihanna. If he is found to have violated probation, he ...

LA's Jeremy Scott appointed creative director of Moschino
L.A.-based designer Jeremy Scott has been appointed creative director of Italian fashion brand Moschino, it was announced Monday. He will make his debut with the fall/winter 2014-15 collection during Milan Fashion Week in February. It's a great ...

Time Warner Cable boosting Internet speeds in Los Angeles
Internet speeds are about to double for Time Warner Cable's premium customers in Los Angeles. After first introducing super-speeds in Kansas City, Mo. and Kan., where Time Warner Cable is competing with Google Fiber, the company is increasing its Web ...

La Brea tar pits are a "time machine" that take LA to the Pleistocene
The Los Angeles County Natural History Museum celebrated its 100th anniversary of excavation at the La Brea Tar Pits Monday with a guided tour by the dig site's museum curator and free admission for visitors. As giddy paleontologists and curious ...

Chris Brown released after assault charge reduced
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chris Brown's misdemeanor assault charge in Washington, D.C., could further complicate the R&B singer's unsettled legal situation. Additional time behind bars remains a possibility for the singer — both in the District of ...

Phone charger in deputy's pocket stops bullet when man opens fire
Two Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies were shot and wounded by a suspect during a routine traffic stop early Tuesday morning -- and one was saved from serious harm by a cellphone charger in her pocket, authorities said. Sheriff's Lt ...

Best Trick-Or-Treating Spots in LA
Dylan Bradshaw, 2, trick-or-treats as a firefighter in the town of Big Bear Lake, Calif. in November 2003. advertisement. Los Angeles isn't such a bad place to trick-or-treat on Halloween - in wealthy areas, at least, according to a property website ...

Bear Shot With Tranquilizer Dart After Sighting In Granada Hills
GRANADA HILLS (CBSLA.com) — A bear was shot with at least one tranquilizer dart after being spotted in a tree Tuesday in Granada Hills, authorities said. The ursine was seen about 7 a.m. in the 16600 block of Rinaldi Street near Hayvenhurst, Los ...

LA fights plague of garbage in central city neighborhoods
Jose Fernandez looked out his apartment window near MacArthur Park and admitted, in defeat, that he's grown accustomed to the view: Torn couches, dingy mattresses, broken dressers, dusty headboards. The procession of rejected furniture piles high and ...

Hundreds rally to support LA schools Supt. John Deasy
Hundreds of parents, teachers and activists rallied Tuesday morning in support of L.A. schools chief John Deasy ahead of his meeting with the Board of Education to discuss his performance and his future with the district. Last week, just days before ...

Transgender Woman Says LA Fitness Barred Her From Women's Locker Room
MONTCLAIR (CBSLA.com) — A transgender woman says she was recently disrespected and harassed at an LA Fitness in Montclair. Yanel Valenzuela told KCAL9's Crystal Cruz that one manager at the health club, located at 9385 Monte Vista Ave., told her ...

Letters: The price of an 'elite' education
Re "Privilege and pressure," Oct. 28. The article asks whether standards are too high at Harvard-Westlake School in Studio City. The real question is whether standards have sunk too low. At some private schools, the pursuit of excellence is now a smoke ...

Convicted Rapist Vanishes, Cuts Off GPS Monitor
LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) — Police Wednesday were searching for a convicted rapist who cut off his GPS monitoring device and made threatening phone calls to a victim's family. Dennis McKenzie, 55, was recently released from state prison on parole and ...


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