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Los Angeles News 05/2014 (Page 2)



Yet Another LAPD Officer Killed In Crash, Third Officer Killed In 3 Months
(FOX 11 / CNS) Funeral services were pending today for the 32-year-old Los Angeles police officer who was killed in a traffic crash in Harbor City Saturday, but there was no word if the other driver was arrested. Roberto Sanchez, 32, who grew up in ...

Ex NFL Player James Hardy III Arrested in Los Angeles
*Former NFL player James Hardy III was being held on $25,000 bail in Los Angeles Monday after he was reportedly attacked multiple police officers. The 28-year-old was arrested Sunday afternoon for felony obstruction of justice after LAPD officers ...

Monday news and notes: May 5, 2014
The Supreme Court allowed to stand a court ruling that found the Los Angeles County Flood Control District liable for stormwater pollution that flows down both the Los Angeles and San Gabriel rivers. SGV Tribune. Screenwriter Dustin Lance Black has ...

A radical new way to fight parking tickets: Would it work in LA?
A band of libertarian activists has descended on the New Hampshire town of Keene to defend liberty and defeat the tyranny of $5 parking tickets. But if they really want to break the bondage of parking citations, they ought to come west to Los Angeles ...

Los Angeles Holds #BringBackOurGirls Rally
Los Angeles – Over 300 women and men came together in South Los Angeles on Monday, May 5 to call attention to the plight of 276 kidnapped and missing Nigerian girls. The Bring Back Our Girls Los Angeles rally which was held at the intersection of ...

Wall Street rating service dings plan for DWP from LA 2020 panel
Austin Beutner is co-chairman of the Los Angeles 2020 Commission. He spent nearly a year as interim general manager of the Department of Water and Power. Austin Beutner is co-chairman of the Los Angeles 2020 Commission. He spent nearly a year as ...

Behind the Grand Pour: Building LA's new tallest tower
An overview of the New Wilshire Grand project construction site. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times). Thomas Curwen. Building MaterialHouse BuildingTransportationCommutingLos Angeles HotelsScienceDance. Orchestrating the massive concrete pour for ...

LA lawmakers press for cleanup of city's trash-strewn alleys
Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti delivers his first State of the City address before a crowd at the California Science Center. Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti delivers his first State of the City address before a crowd at the California Science Center ...

The Global Garden: A mission that produced a world of edible adventures
With their papery husks, ground cherries look similar to tomatillos. The taste, however, is distinct. With their papery husks, ground cherries look similar to tomatillos. The taste, however, is distinct. (Ann Summa). See more galleries. The Global ...

Fraught relationships point the way to the real thing
As I listen to my husband read "Hop on Pop" to our 22-month-old daughter, I still find it hard to believe I met this man through Craigslist. I came to Los Angeles to escape my falling-apart first marriage. When I discovered my newly estranged husband ...

Field guide written by surveyor in 1887 pointed to LA's 'Mother Ditch'
About 73 feet of the Mother Ditch, Los Angeles' first municipal water system, was uncovered by workers excavating the site of a $100-million Chinatown development in the 1200 block of North Spring Street. About 73 feet of the Mother Ditch, Los Angeles ...

Alex Caputo-Pearl wins runoff to lead LA teachers union
Alex Caputo-Pearl, right, answers a question during a UTLA president candidates forum at the Boyle Heights City Hall during the campaign for the post. Alex Caputo-Pearl, right, answers a question during a UTLA president candidates forum at the Boyle ...

Los Angeles tourists on record spending binge in 2013
The Simpsons ride at Universal Studios Hollywood Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Daily News). By Gregory J. Wilcox, Los Angeles Daily News. Posted: 05/06/14, 12:40 AM PDT |. # Comments. The Simpsons ride at ...

City Employees Urge Los Angeles to Reverse Budget Cuts
Los Angeles city employees urged the City Council's budget panel on May 5 to focus on restoring services to reverse five years of “dramatic” cuts made in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. The City “erred on the side of austerity” in recent ...

Return of 'mansionization' has some LA homeowners grumbling
Six years ago, Los Angeles politicians imposed new limits on the size of new and renovated houses, promising to rein in what they called "homes on steroids" dwarfing blocks of smaller buildings. But as the housing market rebounds and construction picks ...

Bid to create LA city health commission qualifies for ballot
Michael Weinstein is president of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, which has been pushing for the city of Los Angeles to have its own health commission. Michael Weinstein is president of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, which has been pushing for the ...

Obama In LA On Wednesday, Just In Time For Evening Rush Hour
President Obama is set to arrive in Los Angeles this afternoon for several of events on the west side. Traffic is expected to be a nightmare during the evening rush. He's scheduled to arrive in Los Angeles during the evening rush hour on Wednesday to ...

Panel urges LA council to move elections to boost voter turnout
A group of high-profile civic leaders renewed its push Tuesday for the Los Angeles City Council to change the date of its municipal elections, saying such a move would result in much greater voter turnout. Appearing before the council, members of the ...

Obama visits Los Angeles, traffic expected to snarl
LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- President Barack Obama is expected to arrive in Los Angeles Wednesday afternoon to attend a political event and a gala at USC. Mr. Obama is scheduled to attend a fundraiser in Bel-Air and then head over to USC to receive an ...

City Leaders Call On Public To Help 'Rescue The Mission' After Devastating Fire
NORTH HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) — City leaders Wednesday were asking for the public's help in rebuilding the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission which was destroyed in a fire over the weekend. Several Los Angeles City Council members, along with ...

Wednesday news and notes: 5.7.14
News, notes and observations from LA Observed and selected media. Sometimes daily, often in the morning. Top news. County supervisors voted Tuesday for a $2-billion plan to replace the deteriorating downtown Men's Central Jail and create a new ...

Watts School Being Evicted by City of LA
A school of last resort in Watts, which serves youths who were found to be unsuitable for other campuses, is battling to keep its home. And the landlord that wants it out of at least one building is none other than the city of Los Angeles. More ...

Cal State LA alumni go from radical activists to honored donors
Charon D'Aiello Sandoval and her husband, David Sandoval, watch the unveiling of the Charon D'Aiello Sandoval and David Sandoval Student Services Center at Cal State L.A. as university President William Covino looks on. Charon D'Aiello Sandoval and ...

Tower project exposes gaps in LA's oversight
The corner of Yucca Street and Argyle Avenue in Hollywood is the site of a planned 16-story tower complex. City officials reviewed plans and approved the project without requiring seismic studies. The corner of Yucca Street and Argyle Avenue in ...

Los Angeles looks to buck Wall Street deals
Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Koretz, 5th District, has filed a motion that calls on the Bank of New York Mellon and Dexia to renegotiate or terminate an interest rate swap that is costing the city $4.8 million per year. Slashed city services have ...

Crashed driver faces probation after Good Samaritans electrocuted
A makeshift memorial at the accident scene where two women were electrocuted and six others were injured after an SUV smashed into a fire hydrant and downed a light pole in Valley Village in 2012. A makeshift memorial at the accident scene where two ...

Opinion A bikeable, walkable LA? If 'My Figueroa' works, it could happen
After months of uncertainty, Los Angeles' first “complete street” will move forward: Three miles of Figueroa Street will be transformed from a thoroughfare for cars into a route that serves cars, buses, bicycles and pedestrians equally. That doesn't ...

LA murder suspect wrongly released from jail captured in Mexico
A murder suspect mistakenly released from Los Angeles County Jail last year was apprehended in Mexico and returned to U.S. law enforcement officers, authorities said Wednesday night. Reputed gang member Johnny Mata, 34, was turned over to deputies ...

Supervisors vote for $2 billion jail
County supervisors voted Tuesday to do something about Los Angeles' overcrowded jail system: build a brand-spanking-new one for $2 billion. Scott Bridges · Email | Twitter. County supervisors voted Tuesday to do something about Los Angeles' ...

Los Angeles County Store keeps it local with artisan-made goods
Locally made gift items get their due at the new Los Angeles County Store in Silver Lake. From left are Margaret Gallagher, owner MaryAnne LoVerme and Sarah Vandersall. Locally made gift items get their due at the new Los Angeles County Store in Silver ...


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