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Los Angeles News 11/2013 (Page 2)



LA schools' iPad initiative could be hard to keep paying for
A $1-billion plan to put an iPad into the hands of every Los Angeles student and teacher could prove difficult to sustain financially after about three years, based on figures provided by the L.A. Unified School District. The district's analysis, which ...

LA, New York, Chicago: Anyone want to be a transportation chief?
So it's official: The top transportation posts in the nation's three largest cities are in play. Los Angeles' Jaime De La Vega is out effective Dec. 1. New York's Janette Sadik-Khan has made no announcements but has labeled her six years a good run and ...

Harryette Mullen walks Los Angeles into verse
Might as well admit it from the outset: Harryette Mullen's “Urban Tumbleweed: Notes From a Tanka Diary” (Graywolf: 128 pp. $25 paper) is my kind of book. Spare, playful and yet ultimately quite serious in its implications, it blurs all sorts of lines ...

A splashing homage to controversial aqueduct that redefined LA
As water from the Eastern Sierras began gushing down a hillside into the San Fernando Valley on Tuesday, an actor dressed as William Mulholland hollered on cue, "There it is! Take it!" Exactly 100 years after the opening of the aqueduct that would ...

Anonymous Million Mask March members protest in downtown LA
Members of the Anonymous Million Mask March movement hit the streets of Los Angeles on Tuesday evening as part of what they described as a global protest against corporate greed and government oppression. The marches, during which protesters wore ...

LA re-enacts the opening of its Aqueduct, 100 years later
SYLMAR >> He strutted to the Los Angeles Aqueduct sporting his trademark homburg, some three-piece bravado and enough vision to last 100 years. When “chief engineer William Mulholland” marked the centennial of the city's greatest engineering ...

Personal Shopper To The Stars Shares Secret To Sample Sales
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Designers with factories in Los Angeles are a hidden source for deals, where shoppers can find their favorite high-end brands for a fraction of the price. Joe Katz, a personal shopper to the rich and famous, shared his ...

Man Killed, Woman Wounded In West Adams Drive-By Shooting
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A man was killed and a woman was wounded early Wednesday morning in a drive-by shooting in the West Adams District. The victims were sitting in a parked Mercedes in the 3700 block of West 36th Street around 1:40 a.m. ...

High Fire Danger Prompts Officials To Extend Red Flag Warning
PORTER RANCH (CBSLA.com) — A Red Flag Warning has been extended into Wednesday afternoon for Los Angeles and Ventura counties, the National Weather Service said. Expected high winds and low humidity levels prompted the NWS to extend the ...

2 LA City Council members want to legalize, regulate street vendors
Los Angeles is famous for its vibrant street vending culture, with sidewalk entrepreneurs hawking everything from used clothing to bacon-wrapped hot dogs. But because the city code prohibits selling things on sidewalks, vendors face hefty fines ...

LA Now Live: Discuss Santa Monica's potential growth spurt
Join us at 9 a.m. when we talk with Times reporter Matt Stevens about Santa Monica's development future. The city's skyline is poised to be dramatically altered. One project would bring a 21-story hotel to Ocean Avenue, creating the tallest building in ...

LA council members push to end street-vending ban
Two Los Angeles City Council members on Wednesday called for the city to legalize street food sales and no longer penalize those who sell fried pupusas, fresh-cut fruit and bacon-wrapped hot dogs on sidewalks. The current city code prohibits selling ...

Gift pick No. 5: Humble Ceramics' cazuelas
For an artist who calls her studio Humble Ceramics, it's fitting that Delphine Lippens reduces all of her work to circles and rectangles -- a minimalist binary of O's and I's, she says, simple and clean forms that nevertheless have a complex beauty ...

Los Angeles to expedite sidewalk dining permits in downtown area
Los Angeles City Council members agreed Wednesday to dramatically cut the cost and speed up processing of sidewalk dining permits in the reawakening downtown core. Under a pilot program that was unanimously approved by the council, restaurant ...

High-End Boutiques Targeted In Series Of Break-Ins
WEST HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) — Authorities are investigating a series of break-ins at high-end boutiques in the Los Angeles area over the last two months. Six stores were targeted in West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, West L.A. and Santa Monica, including ...

Hillary Clinton supporters meet in Los Angeles to boost 2016 bid
A group urging Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for president in 2016 held a fundraiser in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday night, during which supporters called it their duty to encourage the former secretary of State to seek the White House. “Our job ...

Should Los Angeles try again to provide free Wi-Fi service?
Six years ago, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced that he wanted the city to roll out a Wi-Fi network that would offer broadband Internet connections throughout the city. That project, like so many of Villaraigosa's ambitious ideas, was scuttled ...

Man who shot at deputies before shooting himself is in grave condition
A man who got in a shootout with Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies in Long Beach before shooting himself is in grave condition at a local hospital, officials said. The incident began Tuesday about 10 a.m., when deputies were searching ...

Many Experts Have Discredited Shaken Baby Syndrome. So Why Is Maria ...
Many Experts Have Discredited Shaken Baby Syndrome. So Why Is Maria ...

The Hollywood Reporter's 2013 Next Gen Honorees Feted at Glittery Gala in Los ...
The Hollywood Reporter's 2013 Next Gen Honorees Feted at Glittery Gala in Los ...

Crime alerts for Hollywood, Encino and seven other LA neighborhoods
Crime reports are up significantly for the latest week in nine L.A. neighborhoods, according to an analysis of LAPD data by the Los Angeles Times' Crime L.A. database. Eight neighborhoods reported a significant increase in violent crime. Hollywood (A ...

LA homicides down 13% in 2013, on pace for lowest total since 1966
Homicides are down 13% in Los Angeles in 2013 compared with last year, and the city is on target to have the lowest number of killings since 1966, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said Thursday. While overall crime is down about 5% compared with ...

CHP Seeking Help Finding Driver Who Fled East L.A. Crash
Authorities were asking for help Thursday finding the driver of a white SUV who fled after seriously injuring two pedestrians in a collision in East Los Angeles. Hit-and-Run Suspect Pedro Velasquez. Police asked the public for help in locating Pedro ...

Sneak peek: Scopa Italian Roots opens in Venice next week
With the Nov. 14 opening in Venice of Scopa Italian Roots, bar and spirits masterminds Pablo Moix and Steve Livigni will be heading a unique cocktail-driven program that pays homage to vintage Los Angeles. During a Wednesday night cocktail party-esque ...

Spaccia Trial: Was It Worth It?
Angela Spaccia, like millions of others in this country, is a 55-year-old divorced mom who lost her job and has an uncertain future. Unlike most though, if things don't go her way she could be spending up to the next 16 years of her life in state ...

Last Week Reminded Us That the Embodiment of Los Angeles Is Its Cruddy Yet ...
Last Week Reminded Us That the Embodiment of Los Angeles Is Its Cruddy Yet ...

LA Now Live: NTSB chief criticizes regulators for lax oversight
Join a discussion with Times reporter Ari Bloomekatz at 9 a.m. about the National Transportation Safety Board's findings on a fatal bus crash in San Bernardino that showed the vehicle had significant maintenance issues and federal regulators exercised ...

Hillary, Chelsea Clinton In LA For Awards, Volunteerism Drive
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will be honored Friday in Beverly Hills for her humanitarian contributions. KNX 1070′s Megan Goldsby reports the former First Lady and U.S Senator will also be joined by ...

Neighbors make noise over concerts at Los Angeles State Historic Park
This past weekend's Hard Day of The Dead concert at L.A. Historic State Historic Park attracted 70,000 thousands of music electro music fans. It also, once again, attracted complaints from neighbors living in nearby Solano Canyon “The pyrotechnics and ...

Three restaurants in the LA area take smoke to seductive heights
After eating at Asador Etxebarri, the extraordinary grill restaurant in the Spanish Basque country, last month, where chef-owner Victor Arguinzoniz works such magic cooking over charcoal that he makes himself, smoke is on my mind. I kept thinking about ...


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