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Los Angeles News 03/2014 (Page 2)



LA Unified board votes to pay Deasy for unused vacation
So much so, that he rarely takes time off for vacation. As a result, the Los Angeles Unified School board voted at its monthly meeting yesterday to pay him for up to 24 days of unused vacation time, the equivalent of nearly $30,000 added to his annual ...

AIA/LA hosts affordable housing tour in South LA
In an event that Los Angeles architect Michael Lehrer describes as "urban tourism," the American Institute of Architects' Los Angeles chapter will host a tour of recently completed affordable homes in South L.A. on March 23. Taking a break from its ...

'Boyle Heights Heroes' remembers L.A.'s Jewish roots
“It's important for people to know that when the Jews arrived in Los Angeles, Boyle Heights was where they came to live,” said volunteer Annette Shapiro, talking with students from the Boyle Heights YMCA. Photo by Eddie Ruvalcaba. As the granddaughter ...

Mother, child found dead after Los Angeles garage fire
SOUTH LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A mother and child were found dead after firefighters knocked down a fire in a converted garage in South Los Angeles Wednesday. Authorities responded to the fire at the 170 block of E. 50th Street shortly after 11:30 a.m. ...

Pre-LA Marathon bike race canceled amid city crackdown
For four years, thousands of cyclists have come to Los Angeles for the biggest underground bicycle race in the country, a 4 a.m. sprint along the empty L.A. Marathon route that turns darkened streets into a rushing whir of gears and blinking lights ...

LA deputy city attorneys accept three-year pact with no raises
Los Angeles City Council members Wednesday approved a new contract with the union representing deputy city attorneys that gives no pay raises through 2016 and requires a bigger contribution toward healthcare costs. Under the three-year pact, approved ...

Mother of boys found wandering Los Angeles streets arrested
LOS ANGELES - The mother of two children who were found wandering a busy street in South Los Angeles was arrested today. Sidnicka Wilson, 32, was arrested around 1:30 p.m. near Western Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and booked on ...

FilmL.A. report: Big movies fleeing California
A new report from FilmL.A. provides further evidence that California is rapidly losing its share of big budget feature films to rival states and countries. Last year, only two of the top 25 big-budget movies, whose combined budgets totaled more than $3 ...

Exclusive: 'La La Land' is musical follow-up for 'Whiplash' filmmaker
Damien Chazelle's “Whiplash” was the toast of this year's Sundance Film Festival, sweeping top prizes that set it up for a potentially nifty commercial and awards run when it hits theaters later this year. Now its writer-director, first-timer Damian ...

Los Angeles Triples Pothole Payouts
Los Angeles Triples Pothole Payouts. If your car was damaged by a pothole, there's a better chance now that you'll get paid. By Joel Grover and Phil Drechsler. | Thursday, Mar 6, 2014 | Updated 7:38 PM PST. View Comments (. ) |. Email. |. Print. Filing ...

LA Neighborhood Councils: Why Can't We Rock the Damn Boat?
NEIGHBORHOODS LA-Why is it when there are so many important issues to try to resolve, our Neighborhood Council leaders resort to debating minutia? Why can't we make changes to the NC system to increase its effectiveness? Why do we have to limit ...

Metro train rider 'shocked' after blind man survives being run over
A passenger who was on the Metro Red Line train that passed over a blind man moments after he fell off a platform Thursday described having a "sick feeling" as riders realized what had happened. The man -- an unidentified 47-year-old Los Angeles ...

State Democrats to descend on LA for annual party convention
Thousands of California Democrats will descend on downtown Los Angeles on Friday to kick off their annual convention, largely a celebration of the party's dominance in state politics, but also a showcase of some internal spats that leaders tried ...

LA Marathon: Plan for widespread street closures, warm weather
As runners and walkers make their way from Dodger Stadium to Santa Monica during Sunday's L.A. Marathon, motorists will face widespread rolling street closures that will surround the route. The street closures will be in various places in Los Angeles ...

'Box Girl' puts the art of survival in LA on display
When Lilibet Snellings moved to Los Angeles at age 22, she quickly became a "slash": a writer/editor/actress/model/waitress/Box Girl. One night every week, Snellings would go to the Standard Hotel in West Hollywood, put on a pair of white boy shorts ...

Darren Sharper due in LA court in New Orleans rape case
Ex-NFL star Darren Sharper, who has been accused of a string of sexual assaults, is expected in a Los Angeles courtroom on Friday regarding his most recent arrest for two alleged attacks in New Orleans. The former New Orleans Saints safety was free on ...

Neighborhood Fixture: East Hollywood's American Storage Building
The Public Storage facility sitting on the edge of Silver Lake isn't like most storage facilities. The building is striking: it's impressively tall, has Gothic detailing surrounding the building on all sides, and ascends with 'wedding-cake' stepped set ...

LA Now Live: Discuss fallout of canceled pre-LA Marathon bike race
Join Los Angeles Times staff writer Laura J. Nelson for an L.A. Now Live discussion at 12:30 p.m. on the Marathon Crash Race and why the city of Los Angeles has clamped down on the popular ride. We're also planning on having one of the organizer's of ...

Weekend Planner: 20 Things To Do in LA
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, including these 20 events. Now, no more excuses...so get out there and play. Don't forget to check out other picks ...

West LA apartment blaze causes 12th fire-related death of the year
A 60-year-old woman was found dead inside an apartment building fire Friday afternoon in West Los Angeles, authorities said, marking the 12th fire-related death in the city so far this year. The blaze broke out in the two-story building in the 3400 ...

LA and Orange counties are an epicenter of overcrowded housing
Sixteen-year-old Monica buried her face in a pillow, trying to rest for school the next day, as the clock ticked past 11 p.m.. Sleep was a battle in the tiny apartment. Hunched at the other end of the family's only mattress, two of her brothers played ...

LA Fashion Week bringing in big names despite lesser known reputation
Handout photo of Project Ethos model casting for L.A. Fashion Week. (Photo by Raphael Maglonzo). By Sandra Barrera, Los Angeles Daily News. Posted: 03/07/14, 8:40 PM PST |. Veronica Welch is the founder of Style Fashion Week, the city's premiere ...

California Democrats kick off annual convention in Los Angeles
California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton, welcoming delegates to their annual convention, said Friday evening that while they should savor their many victories, they must remain vigilant about them, staying involved in congressional and ...

Filing period closes in LA County races
The field of contenders became clearer Friday for Los Angeles County government's June election, the first in decades that will have no incumbent on the ballot, as a period for candidates to file papers closed. Term limits are forcing out two county ...

Echo Park's NO rides the shifting landscape of rock in LA
Bradley Hanan Carter feared the worst about his future. The New Zealander singer-songwriter had spent much of the 2000s with his rock band, Steriogram, that was on a major label and had a track in an Apple commercial. Since landing in L.A. though, his ...

Daylight saving time brings a twist to LA Marathon
The L.A. Marathon, being held Sunday morning, usually bring concerns about traffic and street closures. But this year, there is an added issue: The beginning of daylight saving time. Clocks should spin forward at 2 a.m. Sunday. Tracey Russell, the ...

LA Marathon: Cyclists win a reprieve
The Marathon Crash Race is officially canceled. But the "fun ride" is on. “The city really, really, really, really wanted me to get a permit,” said Don Ward, organizer of the bicycling group Wolfpack Hustle and the annual Marathon Crash Race. “So they ...

Los Angeles may join other cities allowing backyard beekeeping
David Jefferson looks for the queen in a beehive frame in his families' avocado orchard in Somis. Los Angeles may be joining other cities in allowing backyard beekeeping. staff file photos. By Dana Bartholomew, Los Angeles Daily News. Posted: 03/09/14, ...

Treating businesses as enemies hurts filming, too
As part of last week's Oscar telecast the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences showed slick architectural drawings of the long-awaited Movie Museum scheduled to open in L.A. in 2017. By then it may be redundant. Hollywood is rapidly becoming one ...

LA Marathon: The 29th annual race begins
More than 20,000 runners, walkers and wheelchair racers joined early Sunday in the kickoff of the 29th annual Los Angeles Marathon -- a 26.2-mile course that runs from downtown to the ocean. The marathon officially began at 7:10 a.m. under clear skies ...


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