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Los Angeles News 02/2014 (Page 6)



Gene Simmons' LA Kiss Football Team Holds 1st Practice
WHITTIER (CBSLA.com) - Los Angeles' newest Arena Football League team the LA KISS held their first practice Saturday under head coach Bob McMillen at Whittier College. Of the 34 players who participated in the team's first workout, only 24 will compete ...

East L.A. Shooting Leaves 1 Teen Dead, Another Injured
An investigation is underway after a shooting in East Los Angeles on Friday that left one teenager dead and another injured, authorities said. The incident occurred about 9 p.m. in the 900 block of Fraser Avenue (map), where deputies responded after ...

Councilman Gives 103-Year-Old Birthday Gift That Screams 'L.A.'
For his 100th birthday, the city planted a purple-leaf plum tree in the parkway in front of Leon Saliba's Toluca Lake home. 103rd-Birthday. In honor of his 103rd birthday, Leon Saliba, left, receives a personalized street sign from Los Angeles ...

Vehicle Plows Into Fairfax District Building
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Authorities say a vehicle crashed into a building in Los Angeles' Fairfax District on Sunday morning. The collision happened just after 7:20 a.m. in the 300 block of North La Brea Avenue. Katherine Main, a spokesperson for ...

Rainstorm could be Los Angeles' wettest in 2 years
Get ready, L.A. -- the winter storms headed to Los Angeles this week could be the wettest in two years. The first storm, expected to hit Wednesday evening, could bring as much as a quarter of an inch of rain to Los Angeles County and leave by Thursday ...

Review: A shipshape 'Billy Budd' caps Britten 100/LA
A bellicose anti-war opera, Benjamin Britten's "Billy Budd" is a stifling shipboard drama with only strong male voices, a theater of testosterone. Manhood stands trial. In 1951, the year of its premiere, "Billy Budd" bravely evoked homoeroticism on the ...

Do you drive in LA? Watch this to see what scares cyclists.
“It's less attractive every year to own an automobile here,” says Eagle Rock resident Ryan Johnson, looking up from his bike. Johnson notes the rising cost of parking, the traffic, the hassle. “It's just easier to live without a car. And I don't miss ...

Do you bike in LA? Watch this to see what concerns all those drivers.
Los Angeles actor Michael Shen notes that he and his wife have talked about getting bikes. But as he looks out his car window at L.A. traffic, he makes it clear: “I would never cycle with the drivers out here, to be perfectly honest.” Shen is one of ...

LA weather: At last, heavy rain expected to hit region this week
The dry, summer-like weather that has gripped Los Angeles will start to change Tuesday ahead of two much-needed winter storms that are expected to douse the region with rain Wednesday through Friday. The storms could be the wettest L.A. has seen in ...

The Most Expensive Homes For Sale in LA
Feeling down about your paycheck? Is rent a little bit much for you to handle these days? Stop complaining. If you think your housing situation hurts, just think about how difficult life would be if you were ultra-rich. Real estate prices for the so ...

LA apartment tenants would pay full quake retrofit costs under plan
A Los Angeles City Council member wants to allow owners who seismically retrofit apartment buildings to pass on the costs to tenants. Councilman Bernard C. Parks said he wants the city to explore exempting these apartment owners from the city's ...

Politics and government
The LA Times editorial board called for sticking property owners with the bill for future sidewalk repairs and upkeep, apparently mostly because the city has proven it won't. LAT editorial. Councilman Bernard C. Parks wants the city to explore allowing ...

Metro To Provide WiFi, Cellular Service To Subway Riders
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Passengers along Metro subway trains in Los Angeles may soon have access to WiFi and cellular service, according to county officials. The project – which began last month and is slated for completion by January 2016 – will ...

LA Now Live: Discuss struggling LA Unified school libraries
Join Los Angeles Times staff writer Teresa Watanabe at 12:30 p.m. for a discussion on budget cuts at Los Angeles Unified that have resulted in the elimination of hundreds of library aides. Roughly half of the school district's libraries at middle and ...

Free speech at Los Angeles City Council: 5 must-read headlines
If you ever been to a Los Angeles City Council meeting, you'll remember them. They're the gadflies who fill out speaker cards to opine as many agenda items as possible, usually as an excuse to rail against whatever injustice they feel the city has ...

75000 Los Angeles college students targeted as part of massive Covered ...
75000 Los Angeles college students targeted as part of massive Covered ...

TRUFFL Founder's Arts District Favorites
From urban wasteland to urbane hot spot, the Arts District has become one of Downtown's most buzzy destinations—and few people are privy to its vibrant transformation quite like Raphael Farasat. His exclusive “members club without walls,” TRUFFL, ...

Drivers Ticketed at Malfunctioning Parking Meters
An NBC4 I-Team investigation found that Los Angeles traffic officers continue to ticket cars parked at malfunctioning meters despite a law that forbids it -- all while parking meter citation revenue has generated tens of millions of dollars for the ...

Blackstone Gives $3.5 Million To L.A. Entrepreneurship Program
Blackstone's $3.5 million grant will go towards promoting new technology ventures and entrepreneurship. (Photo/Anaka Morris). Last Friday, Blackstone Charitable Foundation announced the expansion of its campus entrepreneurship program, Blackstone ...

Forecast: Growth to Gain Steam in LA County
L.A. County can expect to add more than 150,000 jobs over the next two years, according to an upbeat local forecast released today. In the forecast, released during a conference at Loyola Marymount University, Christopher Thornberg and Jordan Levine of ...

Lakewood Man Charged For Alleged Drunken Assault On Flight Attendant
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A Southland man who allegedly twice assaulted a flight crew member on a weekend flight from the Philippines to Los Angeles faced Tuesday a federal charge of interfering with a flight crew. A criminal complaint filed late ...

Rain forecast in LA sparks fears of mudslides, traffic gridlock
It's poor form to complain about rain, even a whole lot of it, when you really need it. So Southern California will just have to grin and bear it beginning Wednesday night when the first of two major storms move into the region. The storms are expected ...

Los Angeles to study expanding living wage to more businesses
Using a proposal to impose a living wage on workers at hotels of more than 100 rooms, a city panel on Tuesday called for a study of the plan and to see if it can be broadened to increase the wages of all workers. “This is just the start,” Councilman ...

'NiHao China' tourism effort hopes to increase Chinese visitors to Los Angeles
Like a special food item on the breakfast menu. Or a pair of slippers in a hotel guest room. The Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board is set to roll out a multi-pronged marketing strategy on Wednesday called “NiHao China” that includes those ...

First step toward fracking ban in LA taken by land use panel
A Los Angeles City Council committee took a first step Tuesday toward banning hydraulic fracturing and other disputed practices tied to oil extraction, winning cheers and applause from a packed auditorium. "Fracking and other unconventional drilling is ...

LA paid significantly more in overtime in 2013, records show
Los Angeles firefighters on average earned nearly $43,000 in overtime in 2013, up nearly 20% from the year before, according to data released Tuesday by City Controller Ron Galperin. With overtime and bonuses factored in, the average firefighter was ...

PREP ROUNDUP: La'Tecia Smith leads Narbonne to LA City Division I semis
La'Tecia Smith had 15 points, 11 steals and eight rebounds and the second-seeded Narbonne girls basketball team advanced to the L.A. City Division I semifinals after a 59-31 victory visiting Hamilton on Tuesday. Narbonne (24-6) held a slim 25-16 ...

Build My Figueroa, and let LA's cyclists, and walkers, flourish
When I look at the renderings of My Figueroa — the city's first “complete street” designed to equally accommodate drivers, bikers, bus riders and pedestrians — I think, “Now that would be a great walk.” The sidewalk would be wide and lined with trees ...

Southland Braces For First Of 2 Winter Storms
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Southland is preparing for the first of two winter storms to roll through the area beginning Wednesday night. “These two storms will bring significant rainfall, high elevation snow and gusty winds,” warned a National ...

Man Ticketed For Parking At Expired Meter Sues Over 'Excessive ...
Man Ticketed For Parking At Expired Meter Sues Over 'Excessive ...


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