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Los Angeles News 07/2014 (Page 2)



Los Angelenos Propose Changes To Improve The City
Few 20-somethings are willing to pick up their laptop—or god forbid, a pen—and write a letter to their local government representatives, a fact that Los Angeles's resident Mayor of Technology is well aware of. Instead Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti ...

Video shows CHP officer repeatedly punching woman in Los Angeles
In this July 1, 2014 image made from video provided by motorist David Diaz, a California Highway Patrol officer straddles a woman while punching her in the head on the shoulder of a Los Angeles freeway. The woman had been walking on Interstate 10 west ...

Thousands of People Attend LA's First Marijuana Farmers Market
An attendee of the marijuana farmers market in Boyle Heights, that began July 4, 2014, smelled one of the plants offered. (Credit: Los Angeles Times). The line stretched hundreds of people long down an industrial stretch of Esperanza Street, as throngs ...

'La Tirisia': Tracing the Social Causes of Mexico's Perpetual Sadness
It is no coincidence that when Brazil's president Dirma Rousseff announced this week a 2014 $540 million federal financing package for film and TV in Brazil, one of the first measures she specified was coin for cultural projects in six out-of-way ...

@HiddenCash returning to Los Angeles later this week
Chris Treichel, of Los Feliz, shows the envelope with $135 dollars in the grass hidden by @HiddenCash at the Burbank Empire Center, Thursday, May 29, 2014. @HiddenCash announced a return to the Los Angeles-area Sunday. Michael Owen Baker ...

Tipoff: LA 2020 Commission frustrated by inaction
When it was first released, the “Time for Action” report from the LA 2020 Commission contained 13 recommendations on how the city can be improved. It was met with less-than-welcoming arms and it has been sitting in the offices of Council President Herb ...

No electricity in new Woodland Hills home leaves him feeling powerless
Kent Fuller stands in front of the Woodland HIlls home he built for his mother, Linden Logan, left. His next-door neighbor has refused to grant an easement so the L.A. Department of Water and Power can run a power line across his backyard and hook up ...

Hidden Cash Giveaway Returns to LA
The once-anonymous man behind the "Hidden Cash" Twitter account says he'll bring his treasure-hunt generosity back to L.A. this week. The giveaways of $20 to sometimes $180 or so caused pandemonium in Los Angeles in late May when he hid cash ...

Port of Long Beach, Los Angeles truck drivers begin strike, allege unfair ...
Port of Long Beach, Los Angeles truck drivers begin strike, allege unfair ...

CHP Officer's Videotaped Beating of Woman Sparks Calls For Federal ...
CHP Officer's Videotaped Beating of Woman Sparks Calls For Federal ...

Biting the hand that feeds you
At issue was the funding of the embattled Pico Youth and Family Center that de la Torre founded and ran until last year when serious errors in bookkeeping forced him to temporarily step back as the organization's Director. Concerns about administrative ...

Senior Moments: Earning a different kind of award
On the night I did not win a Los Angeles Press Club Award for this column, something remarkable happened. “This is going to be your night,” my husband said, approaching me with a pretty blond woman on one arm and a drink in his other hand. We were at ...

July 7 news and notes
News, notes and observations from LA Observed and selected media sources. Sometimes daily, often in the morning. Top of the news. LAPD chief Charlie Beck has a majority of the police commission behind his bid for a second term, but it took some ...

LA's First-Ever Marijuana Farmers Market Draws Hourlong Lines
The three-day event at California Heritage Market was billed as L.A. County's first farmers market for medical marijuana, where buyers could bypass dispensary owners and go directly to growers. Temperatures in the 90s didn't keep thousands of pot ...

Following Shark Attack, Should LA Pier Fishing Be Banned?
Animal rights group PETA is asking Manhattan Beach officials to make their temporary pier fishing ban permanent. Amen: Let's make that apply to all L.A. area piers. The temporary ban was enacted following Saturday's shark attack on a swimmer. The shark ...

Activists demonstrate at CHP station in Los Angeles over videotaped beating ...
Activists demonstrate at CHP station in Los Angeles over videotaped beating ...

Pastor, church members plead guilty to beating 13-year-old boy
Lonny Lee Remmers, pastor of Heart of Worship Community Church in Corona, is seen in court in 2012. He and two members of the church pleaded guilty Monday to federal charges of beating and threatening the life of a 13-year-old boy. Lonny Lee ...

LA leaders focusing on groundwater treatment in bond discussions
Water making its way south through the Central Valley by way of the California Aqueduct. As lawmakers negotiate a water bond proposal, L.A. leaders are focused on groundwater treatment funds to clean up the San Fernando Basin. Water making its way ...

LAFD Tallies the Damage After Illegal Fireworks Set Palm Trees Ablaze in LA ...
LAFD Tallies the Damage After Illegal Fireworks Set Palm Trees Ablaze in LA ...

19 Of Our Favorite Events In Los Angeles This Week
LAist gets a lot of press releases, and we go through most of them to curate a list of our favorite events happening in L.A. Here are 19 events you should know about this week. Read on for all the details. MONDAY, JULY 7. MUSIC: School Night welcomes ...

Best Foods For LA Transplants Missing Their Hometowns
It's a rarity to meet someone from L.A. who is actually from L.A., which is part of what makes this city so interesting. But that doesn't mean that transplants from other states don't get homesick, especially for namesake dishes from their home towns ...

Media moves and notes for Tuesday, July 8
On Monday's LA Observed segment on KCRW, I talked with Steve Chiotakis about a CHP officer's repeated slugging of a black woman beside the 10 Freeway in Mid-City. Listen. Longtime LA and Hollywood journalist Claude Brodesser-Akner is moving east ...

LAPD's shift away from holding immigrants reflects national trend
Mayor Eric Garcetti, center, hugs Vella Almada, with the Service Employees International Union on the steps of City Hall after he and Police Department Chief Charlie Beck announce the city's stance regarding jail detentions and federal immigration ...

Garcetti moves to restart suspended LAFD hiring drive
This group became the first group of new firefighters to be hired by the city in several years. Al Seib / Los Angeles Times. The 58 latest recruits of the Los Angeles Fire Department stand at attention during their graduation ceremony in Panorama City ...

5 Artsy Things to Do in LA This Week, Including Mike Kelley Movies
This week, a New York performer dances about growing up in the '80s, and two artists project images of pizza on carpet-covered triangles. 5. Collage in the window. Artist Kristin Cammermeyer, who cuts into walls with the nonchalance of someone cutting ...

HBO's Michael Lombardo to Host First Lady at DNC Fundraiser in LA
With the mid-term elections looming, the July 15 event is the latest in a series of entertainment industry fundraisers featuring the Obamas in Los Angeles this month. HBO's Michael Lombardo and his partner, architect Sonny Ward, will host a $5,000-per ...

L.A. startup deals Jammcard to musicians
Jammcard is a new social network for the music industry that enables professional and amateur musicians alike to share their repertoire and abilities and network with others in the business. Annlee Ellingson: Staff Writer- L.A. Biz: Email | Twitter ...

Despite LA Cruelty Ban, Circus Returns to Face Animal Rights Protesters
In April the L.A. City Council enacted a ban on cruelty to elephants that, some predicted, would put circus shows out of business, at least in our town. See also: The Circus Probably Has No Future in L.A. After Bullhook Ban The ban covers bullhooks ...

Here Are LA's Top 5 Promiscuous Neighborhoods
The app Spreadsheets, which helps singles track sexual performance, record their bedroom "achievements," log the duration of intercourse, and parse other data crucial to users in 133 countries across the globe, crunched its local user data just for L.A ...

Melrose Umbrella Company Says LA Has "Many Wet Days to Come"
In life, some things are sheer contrivance and others are full of such serendipity that they almost seem contrived in their coincidence. Such is the story behind Melrose Umbrella Co. — which opened in February in the former Foundry space on Melrose ...


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