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Los Angeles News 02/2015 (Page 7)



Hit-And-Run Suspect In Custody After High-Speed Pursuit, Standoff
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A hit-and-run suspect who led police on a high-speed chase from the San Fernando Valley to the Antelope Valley was arrested after a standoff with CHP officers Monday evening. LAPD and CHP officers were in pursuit of the ...

Armed Thieves Handcuff Elderly Couple, Ransack Their Los Angeles Home
A group of four armed thieves handcuffed an elderly couple and ransacked their home in Encino late Monday. Annette Arreola reports for Today in LA on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 (Published Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015). Updated 4 hours ago. A group of four armed ...

Getty and city of LA launch website mapping historic places
The Getty Conservation Institute and the city of Los Angeles are expected to announce Tuesday the new website HistoricPlacesLA.org, the first digital portal designed to inventory, map and contextualize the city's cultural heritage sites. Christopher ...

VA Secretary Apologizes After Brian Williams-Like Lie in L.A.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald was touring downtown Los Angeles, helping volunteers count homeless people, when he encountered a man living on the street who said he had served in the Army Special Forces. "Really ...

Voters Should Know Steve Veres Is Backed by Huge Shadow Money From Unions
The big money race in the March 3 L.A. County municipal elections is Los Angeles City Council District 4, the race to replace the inimitable Tom LaBonge. A whopping 14 candidates are on the ballot, and a surprisingly large number, including some ...

LA schools could lose $782 million under federal bill
A Republican-led effort to revise a federal education law could slash $782 million for disadvantaged students in Los Angeles Unified over the next six years, federal education officials said Tuesday. lRelated. L.A. Now · Anaheim parents fail to convert ...

LA council panel delays vote on temporary mansionization measures
A Los Angeles City Council planning committee on Tuesday postponed a closely watched decision on a set of temporary ordinances intended to limit the construction of "McMansions" in 20 neighborhoods. After hearing dozens of speakers pro and con, ...

Federal judge rejects challenge to LA council's 2012 redistricting
A federal judge on Tuesday rejected a three-year-old legal challenge to the boundaries drawn for Los Angeles' 15 City Council districts, saying she found no evidence that race was the predominant factor in creating the new maps. U.S. District Judge ...

The Best Classic Movies to See in L.A. This Week
John Carpenter is responsible for a bevy of sci-fi and horror classics, none better than The Thing. The New Beverly is screening it along with Runaway Train, which scored Oscar nods for stars Jon Voight and Eric Roberts, tonight at 7:30. Set on an ...

A Stage Show That Attempts to Capture L.A.'s Essence
Gabriel Kahane didn't always love Los Angeles. Like many outsiders, the New York–based singer-songwriter had to work at shedding the usual jaundiced preconceptions that non-Angelenos invariably sum up by using Gertrude Stein's quip about her native ...

How Hollywood Keeps Minorities Out
It's standing room only inside the 900-capacity Montalbán Theatre on Vine Street, where one of the most diverse industry crowds you'll see during the Hollywood awards season has gathered to talk candidly about race and ethnicity in television. A sea of ...

Meet L.A.'s Drag Queen Lyft Driver
With a price war between Uber and Lyft driving down rates, and people flocking to become rideshare drivers, some entrepreneurial L.A. types have taken Lyft's idea of providing unique, fun rides to the next level: nostalgia-driven '80s Lyft ...

Campaign to shift date of LA elections wrongly claimed mayor's backing
A leader of a campaign to shift Los Angeles city elections to align with state and federal contests acknowledged Wednesday that the campaign erroneously claimed it had the backing of Mayor Eric Garcetti in videos championing the measures. lRelated Bid ...

South LA Family Hopes Public Can Help Solve 3-Year-Old Cold Case Murder
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The murder happened at Avalon and 103rd Street in South L.A. nearly three years ago. Keion Netherly, a 28-year-old black man, was shot and killed about 1:10 a.m. July 15, 2012. Netherly had just left his dad's house when ...

14 Fun Things to Do in L.A. This Week
He may have helped to jump-start the anti–Bill Cosby bandwagon last year with his comments on rape allegations against the comedian, but don't hold that against Hannibal Buress. In the last couple of years, he's become the darling of indie comedy nerds ...

Jim O'Sullivan is Making Lots of L.A. City Council Candidates Promise Not to Lie
The 14 candidates seeking Tom LaBonge's L.A. City Council District 4 seat agree on a lot. At least they say they do. It's one of the things that's made their many, many debates so mind-numbing. The candidates are practically tripping over one another ...

10 Great L.A. Restaurants That Stay Open Later Than You Think
Los Angeles has plenty of late night dining. If you've ever bellied up to the counter at Cafe 101 in Hollywood for a waffle brownie sundae, waited in line at 3 a.m. for a “Jucy Lucy” burger from Fred 62 in Los Feliz or piled into a booth at Swingers ...

2 spectators killed, 1 critically injured in Los Angeles street race
Two spectators were killed and a third seriously injured in Chatsworth early Thursday when a Ford Mustang racing another vehicle lost control and plowed into the crowd, Los Angeles police said. lRelated Alleged drunk driver speeds down Huntington Beach ...

California Leaders Finally Wake Up to Our Ridiculous Rent Crisis
This week Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins got on the case with a proposal to fund affordable housing, make available $300 million in additional tax credits for qualified low-income renters, and tap savings from Proposition 47, which will keep thousands ...

Essential California: Missed signs in LA fire recruiting; seeking clues in ...
Essential California: Missed signs in LA fire recruiting; seeking clues in ...

Did Scarlett Johansson's New Supergroup Steal Their Name?
Did Scarlett Johansson's new band steal its name? That's what an L.A.based pop-rock group called The Singles are now claiming. The duo, fronted by Vince Frederick, with Nicky Veltman on drums, have hired legal counsel to send a cease and desist to the ...

Los Angeles Beer Week moves to June, adds new venue
Heading into its seventh iteration, the weeklong celebration of craft brewing culture in Los Angeles is moving from September to June, and the signature kickoff festival hosted by the L.A. Brewers Guild will move from Chinatown to Exposition Park ...

Council proposal to declutter LA should be rejected
It goes without saying that being homeless means not having a closet or an attic or a basement to store your belongings. Those worn and filthy shopping carts, boxes, and plastic bags that homeless people are dragging around on the streets of Los ...

High-density development on voters' radar in LA's Council District 6
Jim Stein stands before a wooded lot across from Birmingham High School and describes a 187-unit apartment complex that a builder hopes to put there. It would rise six stories and add 1,000 car trips through the area each day. And there would be just ...

Cynthia Bond Witnessed Stories of Abuse in L.A. — and Turned Them Into a ...
Cynthia Bond Witnessed Stories of Abuse in L.A. — and Turned Them Into a ...

4 Great Free Things to Do in L.A. This Week
"From Enchantment to Eschaton" is artist Dani Tull's first major solo show of new work in his hometown of L.A. in what seems like forever. He's been doing psychologically charged, quasi-ritualistic, performance- and sound-based works with an array of ...

Proposals Aim To Reverse Low Voter Turnout In LA
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Voter turnout for local elections in L.A. has gotten so bad that officials are proposing having city and school board elections on the same day as presidential and statewide elections. Loyola Law School professor Jessica ...

Want to Make a Dedication to Art Laboe? Here's How
When Art Laboe's near-nightly shows were dumped from 92.3 FM during a format shift earlier this month, Los Angeles was left without a voice that is part of the fabric of the city. The 89-year-old DJ has been a radio staple for decades, a champion of ...

Letters: If they build it, will they come?
It was a shame Bill Dwyre's column on the proposed new stadium in Carson was relegated to the back page of Saturday's sports section. Much as it's considered dangerous to wake a sleepwalker, it could be dangerous to the psyche of those in the ...

Outside money aiding incumbents in LA City Council races
Unlimited outside spending in the campaigns for seven Los Angeles City Council seats has topped $1.2 million, with the vast majority of the money going to help incumbents at City Hall. The spending has only added to the lopsided nature of the contests ...


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