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Los Angeles News 01/2014 (Page 3)



Report calls LA a city in decline, warns of crisis in leadership
Los Angeles is a city in decline, strangled by traffic, weighed down by poverty and suffering from "a crisis of leadership and direction," according to a report released Wednesday by a 13-member citizen panel. The Los Angeles 2020 Commission, convened ...

People's Choice Awards To Air Wednesday Night On CBS2
Actors Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth accept the Favorite Movie award onstage at the 39th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty ...

LA To Receive Up To $500M As White House 'Promise Zone'
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) — The city of Los Angeles could receive as much as $500 million in grant money over the next decade under a federal program to fight poverty and improve quality of life, according to reports. Under the “Promise Zone” ...

US to designate poor LA areas a 'Promise Zone,' eligible for aid
The White House on Wednesday will designate a swath of Los Angeles a "Promise Zone," a move intended to marshal millions of dollars in federal resources for pockets of poverty under a signature program of the Obama administration. Marking the 50th ...

Stolen Pug Recovered For Sick Child With Leukemia
Shawna Hamon purchased a Pug puppy for a seven-year-old child gravely ill due to leukemia. Ms. Hamon became aware of the child's health status and her desire to have a Pug for Christmas. An acquaintance of Ms. Hamon, who is a member of a Pug ...

LA is facing a grim tomorrow, panel says
Los Angeles is a city facing economic decline, weighed down by poverty, strangled by traffic and suffering from a crisis of leadership, according to a report released Wednesday by a 13-member panel of influential civic leaders. The Los Angeles 2020 ...

Phone Records Lead To Suspect's Arrest In 18 Valley Break-Ins
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A 30-year-old man who allegedly decided to burglarize homes across the Valley after calling ahead to make sure people weren't home is behind bars. Officer Tyler Adams of the Los Angeles Police Department's Foothill ...

New Filmmakers Los Angeles set for January indie showcase
"A New York Heartbeat" didn't find its way to the screen as quickly as the underlying play-on-words it suggests. The independent film, which was shot on location in Pittsburgh in 2010, is a gangland tale set in 1950s New York, and began turning up at ...

LA woman sues McDonald's over hot coffee, 20 years after huge verdict
A woman has filed suit against McDonald's Corp., saying she was burned by hot coffee that spilled on her at one of the fast-food chain's Los Angeles restaurants. The lawsuit comes 20 years after a jury awarded $2.9 million to a woman who was badly ...

Big weekend on tap for art, and that's just the beginning
With the new year comes the blast of new art that hits every January. What could be called an “Artapalooza” starts Thursday night with the monthly Downtown L.A. Art Walk. Saturday brings a high concentration of citywide gallery openings. And the annual ...

Exclusive: First look at Brian Malarkey's Herringbone at Mondrian LA
Herringbone, the seafood-focused restaurant by celebrity chef Brian Malarkey, is slated to open at the Mondrian L.A. on Jan. 17. The restaurant is the second location of Malarkey's reinterpreted surf-and-turf concept, and has replaced the hotel's ...

LA Woman Sues McDonald's Over Hot Coffee
A woman has filed suit against McDonald's Corp., saying she was burned by hot coffee that spilled on her at one of the fast-food chain's Los Angeles restaurants. mcdonaldscoffee. A large cup of McDonald's new 'Premium Roast' brand coffee is displayed ...

Masahiro Tanaka in LA for physical to ebb concerns over workload
It might be somewhat backward, but it makes sense that Japanese free-agent pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is in Los Angeles to have a medical exam. Even though he is only 25, Tanaka already has thrown more innings (1,315) than any pitcher his age in the ...

Don't be too quick to bet against DWP union boss Brian D'Arcy
Brian D'Arcy heads the DWP's biggest union — and draws electricity himself, as a lightning rod in L.A. civic politics. The head of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union Local 18 did not show up at an audit meeting to explain how ...

Loehmann's Liquidation Sale: Say It Isn't So!
"Loehmanns". If you're a woman of a certain age, or you have a mother, or a sister, or an aunt, you know the name. I remember the big store on Route 9 in Natick, MA growing up, with tales of ladies in a mad rush for just the right designer outfit ...

Torrance Man Critically Injured In Boston Bombings Honored At Kings Game
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Tonight's game between the L.A. Kings and the Boston Bruins began with an honor for the South Bay's John Odom, who's inspiring story of survival brought the crowd to its feet. Wearing his Kings jersey, and using his cane just ...

Target: Data Was Stolen From 70M Americans During Security Breach
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Retail giant Target announced Friday that personal information for as many as 70 million Americans was compromised during last month's security breach. The company previously announced that 40 million credit and debit ...

The glory of 'Gloria'
Many have noted the number of strong recent roles for what would have once been referred to as "women of a certain age." The award-season conversation this year is centered largely on actresses including Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett ...

LA Now Live: How new earthquake maps affect LA development
Join Times staff writers Rong-Gong Lin II and Rosanna Xia for a discussion starting at 9 a.m. Friday about the implications of this week's release of new state geological maps. The maps show that several major developments planned in Hollywood are ...

LA Chapter at the Ace Hotel opens next week; here's what's on the menu
The tables have been set at L.A. Chapter, the restaurant at the grand new Ace Hotel downtown that's fashioned after neighborhood breakfast-lunch-and-dinner spot Five Leaves in Brooklyn. L.A. Chapter is set to open next Friday. Five Leaves chef Ken ...

Warm, sunny weekend ahead for Angelenos
Temperatures are likely to remain above normal through this weekend as sunny skies are expected across Los Angeles County. The normal high temperature in downtown L.A. for this time of year is 68 degrees, said David Sweet of the National Weather ...

Money to LA's 'Promise Zone' could displace poor, experts say
A new flow of money to a handful of low-income Los Angeles neighborhoods could cause the areas to gentrify and squeeze out the poor who live there, according to experts reacting to news that the city has been included in a special federal anti-poverty ...

Gardena official Johnson will vie for LA school board seat
Gardena City Councilwoman Rachel Johnson has joined the list of those running to replace school board member Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte, who died in December. In Gardena, Johnson first was elected city clerk before being appointed to fill out a ...

LA 2020 report presented to council
The panel that offered a harsh view of the city of Los Angeles softened some of its criticism Friday as it came face-to-face with city leaders who set overall policy. Mickey Kantor, who chaired the LA 2020 Commission that released its report A Time for ...

Lamenting The Loss of Loehmann's
To say I'm a Loehmann-ista is an understatement! My favorite store of all time, Loehmann's, is going out of business and yes, I'm among the heartbroken women nationwide. While it may seem like a such a shallow topic, shopping, let me share with you how ...

Undie Up, LA: No Pants Day Is Upon Us
Taking Metro on Sunday, Jan. 12? You may see a number of adventurous, chilly-legged riders sans pants. advertisement. In the annals of prank-happy, merry-silly days, No Pants Day sits as high as a high-waisted pair of jeans. Sure, there's International ...

Restored Korean Friendship Bell rings again at ceremony
More than 37 years after the Korean Friendship Bell arrived on American soil, officials from Los Angeles and South Korea came together Friday to rededicate the gift and celebrate its restoration. Officials including Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and ...

Crime alerts for Atwater Village and nine other LA neighborhoods
Crime reports are up significantly for the latest week in 10 L.A. neighborhoods, according to an analysis of LAPD data by the Los Angeles Times' Crime L.A. database. Nine neighborhoods reported a significant increase in violent crime. Atwater Village ...

Ailments diminish, air improvements are notable after oil field closes
Maria de la Cruz is doing something these days she says she hasn't done in years. She lets her grandchildren play in the living room — and even opens the windows to let air circulate. Ever since Allenco Energy Inc. shut down its oil field across the ...

The 10 Best Sausage Joints in LA
We all secretly love iconic hot dog joint/tourist trap Pink's, which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year (HOT TIP: Go when it's raining to avoid a line!). But tons of other new spots are popping up all over the city, with some mainstays having ...


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