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Los Angeles News 03/2015 (Page 2)



David Geffen's $100-million gift in NY raises arts-naming issues in LA
“What's in a name?” was a rhetorical question for Romeo when he was wooing Juliet, but David Geffen's $100-million gift to Lincoln Center in New York City demonstrates that it can be one of the trickier questions that an arts organization trying to ...

LA election demonstrates the power of the few
Los Angeles City Council members each represent districts of about 250,000 people. But three incumbents on Tuesday reclaimed their seats with what could end up being fewer than 10,000 votes apiece. It was another dismal statistic in the city's ...

Uber Driver Says She Was Threatened, Assaulted By Customer But Company ...
Uber Driver Says She Was Threatened, Assaulted By Customer But Company ...

The Best L.A. Art Parties This Week
The more of these art-party posts we compile, the more the offerings have an uncanny way of self-organizing into these awesome micro-trend theme sets. This week it's all about sex, drugs, and the supernatural — we have magic spells for fixing your ...

Essential California: SoCal's cleaner air, Uber at the airport, what happened ...
Essential California: SoCal's cleaner air, Uber at the airport, what happened ...

Another Woman Found Murdered in Upscale L.A. Neighborhood
Windsor Square is L.A.'s first Beverly Hills, the home of the official mayor's residence, and the place where you'll still find stately manors and relatively old money. It's also a community that's dealing with its second homicide in three months ...

A 2400-Mile Art Exhibit Is About to Hit L.A.
Late in January, 10 billboards by artist Daniel Small went up around the border town of Las Cruces, New Mexico. Each showed a different line of strange lettering resembling Greek and Paleo-Hebrew characters, along with modern red proofreading marks, ...

Proposal Would Require Drug Testing for California Uber Drivers
Uber says it offers "the safest rides on the road," but a series of sexual assault allegations against some of its drivers have called its screening process into question. The company requires background checks and says it conducts "ongoing reviews of ...

LA deputy film czar Rajiv Dalal to run for Assembly
Rajiv Dalal, the Los Angeles deputy film czar who helped rally support for bolstering California's film tax credits, is stepping down to run for the California Assembly. lRelated Griffith Park tops list of most popular L.A.-area filming sites · COMPANY ...

Children Of Slain La Verne Couple Sue For Control Of Their Estate
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The slayings of an elderly La Verne couple have led to a complicated family feud. Darci S. Isom is suing, claiming the daughter of her father's wife, Mischelynn Scarlatelli, is trying to wrest control of the family estate and ...

Weekend Planner: 22 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, including these 21 events. Don't forget to check the March Guide, as it has other options, too. We'll be back on ...

Airbnb Is Making Things Worse For L.A. Renters, Report Says
Last year UCLA researchers concluded that Los Angeles was the least affordable city in the nation for renters. L.A.'s housing crisis includes sky-high rents (about $1,400 for an average, two bedroom), a relatively low median individual income ($27,749 ...

LA's disclosure 'loophole' that lets campaign donors to temporarily hide
On Tuesday, shortly before the polls closed, the campaign committee supporting Charter Amendments 1 and 2 filed a report showing that a handful of controversial donors contributed $115,000 to the cause of changing Los Angeles' election dates. What's to ...

L.A.'s First Sour-Beer-Devoted Brewery Launches New Tasting Room
Build a place where you want to hang out and fill it with beer you want to drink — even if that place is dark and creepy and the beer is laced with bacteria. That's Phantom Carriage Brewery co-founder Martin Svab's inspiration for a new sour-beer ...

This Map Shows How Local Rents Are Some of the Worst in America
Los Angeles remains as one of the most expensive cities in the nation for renters, according to a new analysis from rental website Zumper. The site's National Rent Report analyzed February data and concluded that L.A. has the fourth highest median ...

8 Great Free Things to Do in L.A. This Week.
The "-palooza" suffix is epically overused in modern slang, but when it comes to lowbrow emporium La Luz de Jesus and its annual open-call group show, Laluzapalooza, it's spot-on times a million. Last year's call resulted in some 16,000 submissions and ...

LA reaches tentative contract agreement with police union
After months of failed negotiations, Los Angeles city officials on Friday struck a tentative agreement with the union representing the city's police officers, sources close to the deal said. The agreement would grant raises in the last three years of a ...

As LA's homeless get more liberties, other residents suffer
Advocates for the homeless want the state Legislature to pass the so-called Right to Rest Act (SB 608). Introduced Feb. 27, this legislation would prevent Los Angeles and other cities from enforcing laws against camping on sidewalks, in parks and in ...

Canoga Park boys soccer team brings home L.A. City title in unorthodox way
Canoga Park's Ezequiel Quijada reacts after scoring in the first half against Sotomayor in the boys' City Section Division 3 soccer final, Friday, March 6, 2015, at Valley College. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker/L.A. Daily News). By Alex Valladares ...

Verdugo Hills girls soccer shows poise to win second straight L.A. City crown
Verdugo Hills' Kelsey Sanford holds up the championship plaque after they beat Maywood to win the L.A. City Section Division 3 girls soccer final at Los Angeles Valley College, in Valley Glen, CA, Friday, March 6, 2015. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht/Los ...

A couple's cross-town relationship impasse ends in a snap
L.A. Affairs is our weekly column about the current dating scene in and around Los Angeles -- and finding romance in a wired world. If you've got a story to tell, we want to hear it. We pay $300 per published column. Past columns and submission ...

Former LA mayor can survey city from new perch
Antonio Villaraigosa, who served eight years as L.A.'s 41st mayor, has bought a contemporary house in Hollywood Hills for $2.5 million. The 1970s home takes in views of such landmarks as the Hollywood sign and the Griffith Observatory as well as ...

Letters to the Calendar section
The origins of rock criticism. In regards to Kevin J.H. Dettmar's review of Robert Christgau's "Going Into the City" ["A Rock Critic Pioneer, on the Record," March 1], Dettmar suggests that we peg the birth of rock criticism to Richard Goldstein's ...

'Street Outlaws' Star Facing Murder Charges In Chatsworth Street Racing Crash
CHATSWORTH (CBSLA.com) — More information is being released about one of the men charged with murder in last week's illegal street racing crash that killed two people in Chatsworth. HotRod.com is reporting that Israel “Izzy” Valenzuela has been ...

Standoff Ends At Medical Marijuana Clinic In LA; 2 Burglary Suspects Arrested
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Two suspects were arrested Saturday for allegedly burglarizing a medical marijuana clinic in a mid-city neighborhood. According to the Los Angeles Police Department, officers were sent to the clinic around 5:07 a.m., located ...

LA Housing Authority $3.3-million trash pickup settlement approved
A federal district judge on Friday gave final approval to a $3.3-million settlement in a lawsuit brought by public housing residents alleging the Los Angeles Housing Authority illegally charged them for trash collection. lRelated 2 teens get 30 years ...

Coroner's Office ID's San Gabriel Woman Killed Thursday
Coroner's Lt. David Smith identified the woman as 32-year-old Tanaya Goins. She suffered a single gunshot wound, and was pronounced dead at the scene in the 5100 block of Rosemead Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department ...

City girls basketball roundup: Palisades beats Narbonne, 60-56
There wasn't a trace of pink in Narbonne's uniforms Saturday night in the City Section Open Division final, but in the end the Gauchos saw too much Palisades blue. lRelated Fairfax rises to challenge to win City Section Open Division crown · High ...

Car-to-car gunfire in South LA leaves one man dead, one wounded
An exchange of gunfire between two cars in South Los Angeles Saturday night left one man dead and another wounded, police said. lRelated Arrest made in hit-and-run that killed 4-year-old girl · L.A. Now · Arrest made in hit-and-run that killed 4-year ...

Multiple Shootings, 1 Fatality Reported In Harbor Gateway
HARBOR GATEWAY (CBSLA.com) — Police in the Harbor Gateway section of Los Angeles say they have at least two crime scenes involving shootings on Saturday evening and are trying to determine if the acts of violence are related. There was a car-to-car ...


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