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Los Angeles News 11/2013 (Page 6)



Review: British singer-songwriter Jake Bugg arrives in 'Shangri La'
A year ago this English singer-songwriter was largely unknown in the U.S. despite the fact that his self-titled debut had entered the British chart at No. 1. Today Jake Bugg is still largely unknown here, but the folks who do know him are people of ...

How To Keep Your Household Environment From Making You Fat
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Rearranging your household could help you lose weight. And not merely because you'd burn calories moving the sofa. It's called the obesogenic environment. It means your environment affects your waistline. More simply, it ...

LA Now Live: Discuss the LAPD's newly digitized homicide library
Join the Homicide Report's Nicole Santa Cruz at 9 a.m. for an L.A. Now Live chat on her latest article: the Los Angeles Police Department's work to create a “Google for murder.” The article looks at how the LAPD has assembled a digital library of ...

Special election for LA-Ventura counties Assembly seat Tuesday
A special election is being held today for a state Assembly seat mostly in Los Angeles County that was vacated when Bob Blumenfield (D-Woodland Hills) was elected to the L.A. City Council. The runoff election in the 45th Assembly District pits ...

Book benches to take over London. Could LA be next?
This summer, London will be invaded by dozens of book benches. Is this urban trend exportable? Like the cow parade that started in Sweden, which landed in Chicago and went to two dozen countries, or artist Luke Jerram's 37-city piano installation Play ...

LA Commuting: Not for the Faint of Heart
For some unexplained reason the weekday freeway commuting "experience" has turned into an utter nightmare for anyone leaving their Westside place of business and heading East to and through downtown Los Angeles. Since I have been making this ...

Styleliner mobile accessories truck on the move in LA
Styleliner, a mobile store that offers accessories from a variety of international designers, starts rolling this month in Southern California. Many of the pieces in stock come from founder Joey Wolffer's travels to Spain, Instanbul and Paris. Also ...

51 Years Later, Cuban Brother And Sister Reunite In LA
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A brother and sister from Cuba were reunited Wednesday after 51 years. Eduardo Rodriguez, 81, and his daughter, Martha Fjastad, nervously made their way to the gate at Los Angeles International Airport for the special ...

Councilmen Criticize DWP Amid Customer Service Complaints
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A spokesperson for the L.A. Department of Water and Power says the agency is still working the kinks out of a new customer information system that's led to large billing fluctuations. Councilman Paul Krekorian said ...

New city website shows where parking tickets won't be handed out
The City of Los Angeles launched a website Wednesday that may make it easier to avoid parking tickets. The new Bureau of Street Services website lists areas where parking tickets won't be given out on a particular day. That includes neighborhoods where ...

London cycling deaths spark an important debate. LA should tune in.
London is not a bicycle haven like Copenhagen or Amsterdam. But it has gone for cycling in a big way, especially since electing cycling advocate Boris Johnson mayor in 2008. Now the city is reeling over the death of six cyclists in the last two weeks ...

4 Firefighters Injured While Battling South LA Commercial Blaze
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Four firefighters were injured early Thursday morning while battling a commercial building fire in South LA. The greater alarm structure fire was reported around 3:15 a.m. at a sewing business located at 943 E. 31 Street, the ...

LA Now Live: Orange County makes U-turn on 405 toll road plan
Discuss the possible toll lanes that could connect Orange and Los Angeles counties at 9 a.m. with L.A. Times reporter Adolfo Flores. A proposal for a $1.47-billion project to add toll lanes to a traffic-clogged 14-mile stretch of the 405 Freeway from ...

deadmau5, DJ Idris headline Xbox One LA launch party
Deadmau5 and DJ Idris are among the headliners of an event Thursday night in Los Angeles to celebrate the midnight launch of Microsoft's Xbox One video game console. The party will take on the trappings of a film opening, with celebrities walking the ...

Rain causes huge LA traffic problems; wet weather through Friday
The rainstorm that snarled traffic for Thursday morning commuters is expected to stick around the Los Angeles area until Friday. The National Weather Service said a cold front moving across the region will bring high winds, more rain and even snow at ...

La Santa Cecilia: The Patron Saint of Musicians
If you like Latin music… actually no, I should write if you like excellent music, then you should check out La Santa Cecilia. The group is named after the patron saint of musicians. Their music is a hybrid of many genres like Cumbia, Rumba, Jazz, Rock ...

Vintage King LA and Nashville Open for First Black Friday Sale Event
DMN Newswire--2013-11-21--Vintage King Audio has announced its stores in Los Angeles and Nashville will open at 10 a.m. on Black Friday, November 29, 2013. Guests will enjoy a day of in-store-only exclusive deals on microphones, outboard gear, ...

Crime alerts for Bel-Air, Green Meadows, six other LA neighborhoods
Crime reports are up significantly for the latest week in eight L.A. neighborhoods, according to an analysis of LAPD data by the Los Angeles Times' Crime L.A. database. Seven neighborhoods reported a significant increase in violent crime. Bel-Air (A ...

South LA teacher is facing two years for sexually abusing students
A Los Angeles charter school teacher faces up to two years in prison after admitting in court to sexually abusing two students over the course of six months. Juan Ramon Cardoza, 56, of Downey, pleaded no contest Thursday to two counts of lewd acts upon ...

Los Angeles residents are the most charitable in California, US on average
Charles Schwartz, right, who is a supporter of Big Sunday, talks with friend Beth Ida Stern at the Big Sunday gathering in Hancock Park on Oct. 16, 2013. Gene Blevins — Staff photographer. By Brenda Gazzar, Los Angeles Daily News. Posted: 11/22/13, 5 ...

LA Now Live: Possible sign of quake fault in Hollywood missed
At 9 a.m., join L.A. Times reporters Rong-Gong Lin II and Rosanna Xia as they discuss how Los Angeles officials missed signs in a geological report that suggest a $200-million development under construction in Hollywood might be located above an ...

LA and rain: CHP says freeway crashes jumped 81% Thursday
Crash data from the California Highway Patrol for Thursday confirmed what many drivers experienced during the clogged morning commute: L.A. and rain don't mix, sometimes with deadly effect. There were nearly twice as many accidents on Los Angeles ...

Gift pick No. 21: Community Woodshop for the DIYer
We're pausing the parade of pottery, coasters and ornaments in our Handmade Holidays gift guide to offer up a different idea: crafting something handmade yourself. For those who have the will but not the way, take note of the workshops that seem to be ...

Visual effects artists will wear green during Obama's LA visit
Visual effects artists are planning to show their colors next week when President Obama visits DreamWorks Animation SKG. Hundreds of visual effects artists who work at the Glendale studio are expected to wear green T-shirts to draw attention to the ...

Missing Man Found Safe 2 Days After Dog Returns Home With Bloody Leash
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A missing man who did not return from walking his dog was found safe Friday. Darwin Vela, 22, has been missing since Tuesday night, when he left with his chocolate Labrador, named Cocoa, for a walk. Cocoa returned with a ...

Missing witness in celebrity burglary case found
LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A 22-year-old missing Los Angeles man has been found and was being questioned by police. He disappeared two days before he was supposed to be a witness in a celebrity burglary case. Darwin Vela, 22, flagged down someone ...

Car Crash, Reports Of Gunman Prompt Big Scare At LAX Terminal 5
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A loud car accident at LAX and a concurrent anonymous call of a person with a gun created chaos at the airport Friday evening, with terminals evacuated and police searching the passenger gates with guns drawn. No shots ...

Homeless Artist Inspires 'Mondays With William' Documentary
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Four years have passed since art designer Marcelle Danan first shared her story of her special friendship with homeless artist William Laga. “You'd never think he was homeless. He was struggling with his own sickness,” ...

Roosevelt High allowed to use iPads after two-month hiatus
Two months after losing iPads because of a security breach, Roosevelt High students began using the devices again last week. The iPads remain out of service at two other schools affected after students deleted software filters so they could browse the ...

Meter mad: Los Angeles activists launch effort to overhaul parking rules, fees
Two local activists are launching a new effort to convince the city to overhaul its policies on parking meters, including lowering the rates, increasing the maximum time and reducing penalties for parking at expired meters. Steven Vincent and Jay ...


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