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Los Angeles News 11/2013 (Page 7)



'Catching Fire' Ablaze With $135M At Box Office
LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is a scorching hit at the box office. Lionsgate has released early numbers on what's expected to be one of the biggest November openings ever. “Catching Fire” has grossed $70.5 million ...

Gabriela Artigas links family into her LA jewelry design studio
On the 10th anniversary of the year that Gabriela Artigas designed her first piece of jewelry — a cuff bracelet fashioned out of a boldly colored acrylic toothbrush, minus the bristles, which she purchased at the supermarket while studying fabric ...

LA's Unofficial Poet Laureate Dies At 67
Arthur Miller and poet Wanda Coleman in 2001 attend the National Book Awards in New York City. (credit: Scott Gries/Getty Images Entertainment). Filed under. Entertainment, Local, News, Uncategorized. Related tags. Author, Books, Los Angeles, Obit ...

Armed Suspect Shot, Killed By Officers In South Gate
SOUTH GATE (CBSLA.com) — Authorities say officers have fatally shot a man in South Gate after responding to a disturbance call on Saturday night. The incident unfolded around 10:08 p.m. as officers were dispatched to a report of a man and woman ...

USC, UCLA at it again to decide LA's No. 1 team
Southern California tight end Xavier Grimble, left, pulls in a pass in front of Colorado linebacker Derrick Webb in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game in Boulder, Colo., Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. David Zalubowski — Associated Press. By ...

Maria Elena Durazo profile names a key name
durazo-lamag-grafic.jpg The December issue of Los Angeles Magazine has a nice fat piece on County Fed leader Maria Elena Durazo: how the daughter of immigrant farmworkers came to be a union organizer in Los Angeles, marry the county's top labor ...

Vehicles tagged with swastikas, racial slurs in Pacific Palisades
Police are asking for the public's help in finding the person or persons responsible for tagging seven cars in Pacific Palisades with swastikas and racial slurs on Sunday. Seven cars parked curbside in a 3-square-mile area north and south of Sunset ...

Styleliner Launches Boutique-on-Wheels in LA
East Coast-based Styleliner introduced its second luxury accessories boutique-on-wheels in LA earlier this month, just in time for holiday gifting season. Angelenos can now hop aboard the Styleliner's shabby-chic truck to shop founder Joey Wolffer's ...

Funeral To Be Held Monday For Slain Assemblyman's Father
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A funeral will be held Monday morning for the slain father of a Assemblyman Mike Gatto. The body of 78-year-old Joseph Gatto was found by his daughter in his Silver Lake home on Nov. 13. He had been shot in the abdomen ...

Around LA In 80 Cuisines
When it comes to its variety of international eats, L.A. is peerless. From Singaporean skewers to flaky Serbian Pastries, you can explore just about every country's cuisine without crossing the county line. Grab your passport (and your appetite) and ...

LA County sees 3.1% bump in entertainment jobs in October
Employment in L.A.'s entertainment sector rebounded last month, with the number of film and TV jobs rising 3.1% over the year before. Employment in L.A. County's motion picture and sound recording category — which covers the bulk of employment in the ...

4 LA golf courses get official food concessions
After years of delays and debate over the future of municipal golf operations, a city panel approved limited contracts to provide food and beverage service at four courses. The Arts, Parks, Health, Aging and River Committee recommended to the full City ...

LA Auto Show 2013: New BMW i3 - No Longer a Need to Fill'er Up
This years LA Auto Show is unveiling a number of new all electric cars available early in 2014. None may be attracting more attention than the new BMW i3 - the car companies first venture into a non-gas vehicle. Ready, Set, Go! All electric cars are ...

Obama Treks to L.A. for Hollywood-Heavy Fundraisers (Updated)
When he arrives late Monday afternoon, President Obama will attend two industry heavy fundraisers at the Beverly Hills homes of basketball great Magic Johnson and media mogul Haim Saban. Both events will be to raise money for the House Senate Victory ...

Obama's arrival ties up Westside traffic
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (KABC) -- President Barack Obama landed in Los Angeles Monday evening, which meant some traffic backups for commuters. The president arrived in Los Angeles behind schedule around 5:30 p.m., just in time for the evening ...

Black Friday Meets Social Media As Sellers Seek An Edge
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Retailers are taking to targeting customers over social media sites for 2013′s Black Friday. As stores plan to open their doors for the busiest shopping day of the year, a number of companies are hoping to get a jump on the ...

LA Now Live: Judge accuses UCLA police of excessive force
Join Times staff writer Richard Winton on Tuesday at 9 a.m. for a L.A. Now Live chat about a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge who has made claims of excessive force by the UCLA Police Department. David S. Cunningham III is not only a judge but ...

LA needs at least a year to find quake-vulnerable wood buildings
Los Angeles city building officials have concluded that it would take inspectors more than a year to identify all the apartment buildings in the city that have a certain type of wood frame vulnerable to collapse in a major earthquake. City staffers ...

LAPD Cracks Down On Lewd Conduct At LA Central Library
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A recent uptick of reports of lewd behavior at the Central Library in downtown Los Angeles has prompted a police investigation. The Los Angeles Police Department has conducted 14 undercover sex sting operations at the ...

Family Of 21-Year-Old Killed In His Car Pleads For Shooter To Surrender
SOUTH LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The family of a 21-year-old man killed in cold blood is pleading for the gunman to surrender. Loved ones gathered Tuesday night at a candlelight vigil for Jarret Crump outside the LAPD's 77th Street Station and to ...

LA stylist and society maven Mary Alice Haney draws her inspiration from ...
LA stylist and society maven Mary Alice Haney draws her inspiration from ...

LA Now Live: Lawsuits and oversight of the Sheriff's Department
Join Times staff writers Abby Sewell and Jack Leonard for an L.A. Now Live discussion Wednesday morning about two important developments for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. A prosecutor has been appointed to head a new agency that will ...

Cameron Helm is just dripping with style
It was a fortuitous paint spill that led 21-year-old Cameron Helm from his studies at the San Francisco Art Institute to his current gig as an up-and-coming fashion designer in L.A.. "I was working on a canvas series in the studio, and paint was ...

City Council Eyes Moratorium On DWP Shutoff Notices
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — There could be some holiday relief coming for Department of Water and Power (DWP) customers threatened with having their utilities shut off over the agency's faulty billing system. KNX 1070′s Ed Mertz reports the Los ...

Recycle Thanksgiving Turkey Oil At Local SAFE Centers
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The City Of Los Angeles Department of Public Works Bureau of Sanitation is encouraging those making Thanksgiving turkeys to recycle the cooking oil. The oil can be dropped off at local S.A.F.E. (Solvents, Automotive, ...

Fire Station In Van Nuys Evacuated After Explosives Brought In
VAN NUYS (CBSLA.com) — An LA city fire station was evacuated after someone brought explosive materials to the facility about 8:15 p.m. Tuesday. Police surrounded the station in the 14400 block of Sylvan Street, near the Van Nuys civic center, and the ...

Gift pick No. 26: Jay Dunton's loopy plant stand
We put out a call for L.A.-made holiday gifts, and Jay Dunton threw us a nice curve: minimalist metal plant stands he's producing in conjunction with Mohawk General Store in Silver Lake and Pasadena. Dunton takes a linear line of metal bar and loops it ...

Johnie's Coffee Shop named an LA landmark by City Council
The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to make a closed coffee shop used in the movie "The Big Lebowski" a historic-cultural landmark. Councilman Paul Koretz said Johnie's, at Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue, is one of the most notable ...

LA's DWP stops issuing shut-off notices amid billing problem
The head of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power said Wednesday that his agency has stopped issuing shut-off notices as it tackles problems associated with as many as 70,000 late or inaccurate customer bills. Faced with questions from City ...

Girls' basketball: LA Windward advances to Palisades tournament semifinal
L.A. Windward, ranked No. 2 in the state by CalHiSports, cruised to a 65-41 victory over Palisades on Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the Palisades tournament. UCLA-bound Jordin Canada contributed 15 points and several scintillating assists. Emily ...


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