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Los Angeles News 02/2014 (Page 3)



Review: Gabriel Kahane's take on LA has a Brooklyn accent
Haven though Los Angeles and its environs have been to classical composers for the past century, the town is seldom the subject of symphony, art song or opera. When it is, moreover, the dark side tends to show. John Adams titled his L.A. symphony "City ...

Ken Ziffren Introduced as LA's Next Film Czar
UPDATED: Mayor Eric Garcetti officially announced Monday that the veteran entertainment attorney will replace Tom Sherak, who died last month after a long battle with cancer. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday officially announced that veteran ...

16 Of Our Favorite Events in Los Angeles This Week
So we gave you the lowdown on February's events to help you plan the month ahead. Now here are 16 more that happen this week alone, including a number of L.A. Zine Week events. Read on for all the details: MONDAY, FEB. 10. CLUB: Dim Mak teams up ...

LA Mansionization: the More You Stir It, the More It Stinks
HOW THE LAWS FAILED US-On paper the fight against the mansionization of Los Angeles's neighborhoods has been won. After a decade of tough skirmishes at City Hall and in local neighborhoods, Los Angeles now has legally adopted anti-mansionization ...

LA ShopWalk excites visitors
You might not have heard about it, but ShopWalk DTLA happened last Sunday. The event — a functional walking tour of local business in Downtown Los Angeles complete with discounts and specials at more than the 50 participating locations — was an ...

Joke's on LA: Comedy Central behind Dumb Starbucks faux shop
A knowing laugh went up in the crowd when comedian Nathan Fielder walked out of Dumb Starbucks in Los Feliz on Monday evening in a green apron adorned with the mock logo. Dozens of people were still waiting in line for cups – beverages were no ...

LA Philharmonic 2014-15 season includes Dessner, Cerrone works
The musical lineup will be characteristically ambitious and wide-ranging throughout the Los Angeles Philharmonic's 2014-15 season, which is being announced Tuesday. And Walt Disney Concert Hall audiences will find increasing amounts of stimuli for the ...

Peter Marx: How A Tech Insider Can Improve The City Of LA
In government, there's often superficial talk about adopting technology and working with industry--most of which is out of sync with the actual technology industry and reality, and is more window dressing than reality. However, in a very unusual move ...

LA winter strikeout: Once again, back to sun and mid-80s
After a brief encounter with winter-like weather, the Southland is headed back to what has become a familiar state: sun and warmer-than-normal temperatures during what is historically an important period for rainfall. On Tuesday, temperatures are ...

FBI To Highlight Risks Posed By Laser Strikes Targeting Aircraft
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Local and federal law enforcement agencies were set Tuesday to offer reward money for information on anyone who aims a laser pointer at the cockpits of incoming airliners. Officials with the Los Angeles Police Department ...

LA kicks off African American Heritage Month
From left: Louis Gossett Jr., City Council President Herb Wesson, Angela Bassett, Charlie Wilson and Councilman Curren Price pose in celebration of the Los Angeles City Council's kickoff of African American Heritage Month. Courtesy Photo. By Rick Orlov ...

No shortage of events for food lovers in Los Angeles
The second Annual LA Bacon Festival that kindly reminds patrons to “Get your Lipitor ready” took place this past Saturday at the Petersen Automotive Museum -— by the time I found out about it, I was too late to purchase tickets. As a self-proclaimed ...

LA school board rejects proposal to put a caretaker in vacant seat
A proposal to appoint a caretaker to a vacant Los Angeles Board of Education seat failed Tuesday when a majority of the remaining trustees refused to support it. The decision means that the office formerly held by Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte, who ...

ONE OK ROCK Ignites Los Angeles
On a cold, cloudy Friday night, a single high-strung Japanese rock band set the glistening crowd at Club Nokia ablaze. The crowd itself was ready to spontaneously combust on its own as it anxiously sat 20 minutes in anticipatory fervor. Fans waited at ...

SCV man becomes Los Angeles postmaster
For Santa Clarita Valley resident Alfred Santos Jr., the journey to becoming postmaster of Los Angeles began largely by chance. Following his graduation in 1981, Santos looked to go into law enforcement when he injured his hand. While he waited for it ...

LA Unified offers lifeline to farmers with healthful eating program
The district is working with local farms that produce vegetables, a program that offers relief as growers switch from fruit over worries about an invasive and deadly citrus pest. By Teresa Watanabe. February 12, 2014, 3:00 a.m.. The district is working ...

Beekeepers urge LA council to allow backyard hives
Backyard beekeepers are urging the city to allow Angelenos to keep hives at home, joining the ranks of cities such as New York and Santa Monica that already permit the practice in residential areas. The Los Angeles City Council is slated to vote ...

Kim Cooper on 'The Kept Girl,' her 1920s LA noir
Kim Cooper is steeped in L.A. history. With her husband, she runs the cultural bus tour service Esotouric, which takes people to the curious and criminal places of Los Angeles' past. Some of their tours are specifically literary, following James M ...

LA policy on breaks for trash truck drivers could prove costly
L.A. officials wanted to make absolutely sure the city's trash truck drivers would not get caught sleeping in their trucks — a sight sure to enrage taxpayers or possibly attract a TV news camera. So they laid down a set of break time rules prohibiting ...

LA policy on breaks for trash truck drivers could prove costly
L.A. officials wanted to make absolutely sure the city's trash truck drivers would not get caught sleeping in their trucks — a sight sure to enrage taxpayers or possibly attract a TV news camera. So they laid down a set of break time rules prohibiting ...

'Dynasty' Creator Esther Shapiro Sues City of LA -- You Busted My Teeth!
The woman who created "Dynasty" claims she busted her face open and lost her front teeth ... all because the City of L.A. and its sidewalks are not on the level. Esther Shapiro claims in a new lawsuit -- obtained by TMZ -- she was walking on Restaurant ...

No naps and other rules for trash truck drivers could cost LA $26 million
Los Angeles is facing a $26-million legal payout over break time rules that, among other things, prevents city trash truck drivers from napping. The City Council, meeting behind closed doors, moved ahead Wednesday with the payout, designed to end an ...

Los Angeles regional weather forecast
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2 Critically Injured In Dump Truck Crash On 110 Freeway
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Two people were critically injured Thursday after their vehicles were pinned under a dump truck on a Southland freeway. The three vehicle accident happened around 5:40 a.m. on the northbound 110 Freeway, just past the 10 ...

Boy, 3, Found Wandering South LA Street
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A 3-year-old boy was in the custody of the Department of Child and Family Services Thursday after he was found wandering the streets of South LA. The child was found around 11 p.m. Wednesday near a taco truck, the Los ...

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Man driven to USC gate after being shot in South LA dies, cops say
A man who was wounded in a car-to-car shooting in South Los Angeles before driving to an entrance at USC has died at a hospital, authorities said. Adrian Dawson, 22, died around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at California Hospital Medical Center, Los Angeles ...

LA Zinefest returns Sunday in Culver City
L.A. zinesters, their friends, family and fans will be gathering Sunday in Culver City for the city's third annual Zinefest. A conversation with Jaime Hernandez of Love and Rockets fame will close out the event at 5:15 p.m.. It's a celebration of zines ...

Sadly, the '2020 Report' is Signed by Political Figures Who Fueled LA's Decline
POSSIBLE SIGN OF TROUBLE FOR LA-A quarter century ago, the Los Angeles-Orange County area seemed on the verge of joining the first tier of global cities. As late as 2009, the veteran journalist James Flanigan could pen a quasiserious book, “Smile ...

Day Trippin': Little Tokyo
Itching for a chance to get off campus but don't want to brave traffic to the Westside? Just minutes from L.A.'s Union Station, Little Tokyo has you covered. Less than an hour from campus (by car or Metrolink), this area is easily accessible and ...


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