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Los Angeles News 02/2014 (Page 7)



LA Now Live: Discuss civilian oversight of LA County Sheriff's Dept.
Join Times staff writers Robert Faturechi and Abby Sewell for a discussion Wednesday at 1 p.m. about civilian oversight of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. L.A. County Supervisors on Tuesday voted for the newly appointed inspector general ...

Los Angeles Could Be First California City To Ban Fracking -
Perhaps the current California drought might be reason enough for the Los Angeles City Council to contemplate a measure to protect the local drinking water supply. Instead, council members are set to consider Friday morning a citywide ban on hydraulic ...

First of two storms hits Los Angeles, residents prepare for soaking overnight
LOS ANGELES — Southern California got an overnight soaking Thursday as residents prepared for a second, more powerful storm that could bring heavier rain and prompted fears of mudslides in communities along fire-scarred foothills. The weather system ...

First of two LA rainstorms moving through faster than expected
A storm dumping light to moderate rain across Los Angeles County on Thursday is moving faster than expected, which could mean an extended break starting in the afternoon before a more powerful system arrives, forecasters said. "We're moving good ...

Live: Coverage of Los Angeles rain, potential mudslides in San Gabriel Valley
Two storm systems - the first of which hits the area on Wednesday night - threaten to bring with it flash floods and potential debris flows in some areas of Los Angeles and San Bernardino County. We have live coverage of the storm from communities that ...

Josh Rubenstein's Weather Forecast (Feb. 27)
STUDIO CITY (CBSLA.com) — So this first wave moved in just as we forecasted. Rainfall totals in Santa Barbara were close to 1 inch, and when all is said and done here in Los Angeles, totals will be close to .50 inches. Don't be fooled when the sun ...

LA storms mean high surf, possible beach erosion, property damage
A series of storm systems hitting Southern California has prompted a high-surf advisory in Los Angeles County, with forecasters warning of possible beach erosion and high tides that could cause property damage. The advisory is slated to be in effect ...

LA theater openings, March 2-9: 'Talhotblond' and more
"Talhotblond" weaves a tangled Web in a world premiere at Ruskin Group Theatre. Also, Poor Dog Group lights "Five Small Fires" at the Bootleg Theater, and Santa Monica Playhouse brings back the enduring and endearing "Author! Author! An Evening with ...

Rainy Thursday short stack
When the gunman opened fire in an LAX terminal last year, the police dispatcher who received the call didn't know where to send officers because no one was on the line and the airport communications system didn't identify that the call was coming from ...

Man, 72, Reported Missing In Arleta
ARLETA (CBSLA.com) — Los Angeles police Thursday were searching for a missing 72-year-old man in Arleta. The family of Jose Cervantes reported him missing shortly after midnight. Cervantes, who speaks Spanish, was last seen leaving his home around ...

Despite LA storms, region will still be parched, fire-prone
Even as Los Angeles wades through the middle of one of the wettest periods in at least two years, public officials and weather forecasters say it will do little to catch the region up on one of the driest rain seasons on record, and may not decrease ...

David Grand conjures early LA in 'Mount Terminus'
"I developed a phobia of Los Angeles," says David Grand. That could have been a problem for the 45-year-old author, whose novel "Mount Terminus" (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 384 pp., $26) is set in early 20th century L.A. But it was the book — which he ...

Former NFL player Darren Sharper surrenders to LA police in rape case
Former NFL player Darren Sharper was in Los Angeles police custody Thursday night, having turned himself in after New Orleans police issued an arrest warrant alleging he raped two women in that city last year. Sharper had already been charged with ...

Officials prepare for mudslides as heavy rain moves across LA region
The second of two winter storms this week delivered on a promise of heavy rainfall as it moved across the region Friday, and hundreds of residents waited to see if their homes would escape feared mudslides within mandatory evacuation zones below the ...

LA storm delivers significant overnight rainfall
The Southland's second storm of the week, moving across the area on Friday, has so far delivered on its promise of heavy rainfall. At Los Angeles International Airport, 0.55 inches of rain fell between 4 p.m. Thursday and 4 a.m. Friday, according to ...

When it comes to bike paths, LA should look to Orange County
They have bicycles in Orange County too, you know. And, as it turns out, an aggressive and interesting program to expand the bike path system. Which makes me happy, since I live in Orange County — and even though I'm not a cyclist. It's part of a pact ...

LA storm: Coastal cities brace for rock slides, flooding, high surf
With hundreds of homes in the San Gabriel foothills under threat of mudslides and debris flows Friday, coastal communities are also facing their own series of threats from the storm: Rock slides, high surf and potential flooding. As a second, more ...

One dead after SUV crashes into pole in Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES - A motorist was fatally injured today when an SUV crashed into a utility pole in southwest Los Angeles, authorities said. The crash was reported about 5:20 a.m. at Florence Avenue and Cimarron Street, said Officer Norma Eisenman of the Los ...

City Council To Vote On LA 'Fracking' Moratorium
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Los Angeles could become the biggest city in the nation to approve a moratorium on a controversial oil and gas drilling practice when the City Council votes Friday morning. The proposal introduced by Councilmembers Mike ...

Weekend Planner: 21 Things To Do In Los Angeles
LAist gets a lot of event announcements, and we comb through them all to bring you a curated list of what's happening in LA this weekend—from two shows by Lord Huron to The Lampshades' lounge show on Saturday, PLUS these 21 other events. Now, no ...

Los Angeles rain: Rainfall totals by city
Cities across Los Angeles County were racking up impressive rainfall totals Friday from a powerful winter storm. Here's a sampling of rainfall totals from throughout the region: Alhambra 2.06 inches. Bel Air 2.6 inches. Beverly Hills 2.39 inches ...

LA flash flood warning sent out as text message alert
A flash flood warning was issued about 7:15 p.m. Friday for central Los Angeles County as a band of heavy rain centered over the region. Rain was falling as fast as 1 inch per hour from Sunland-Tujunga to Beverly Hills. Urban flash flooding could occur ...

Storm Causes Power Outages in Bel-Air
As a storm continues to hit Los Angeles, some Bel-Air residents are without power. 170 customers are affected in Bel-Air, according to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. The LADPW says rainfall caused the outages, and it expects power to be ...


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