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Los Angeles News 04/2015 (Page 7)



Volunteering to be there for the worst moments in someone's life
The woman won't look away from the dark huddle of uniforms standing behind a yellow police tape barrier that flaps back and forth in an occasional breeze. There, on the other side of this South Los Angeles parking lot, her brother is lying, still. Two ...

54 Cars Taken by Cops in Street Racing Bust (VIDEO)
You can blame the nearly generation-old staying power of the Fast and the Furious, the revived availability of potent and relatively inexpensive cars and, most importantly, social media. Authorities say a 4/20-themed "takeover" street race in ...

Tacolandia 2015's Final Lineup Announced
Los Angeles is undoubtedly the taco capital of the U.S., a magical city where mounds of marinated meat cradled in warm tortillas are available around the clock in every imaginable style. If you wish you could dive mouth-first into a sea of taco-ready ...

In 'Wide Awake,' Suzanne Lummis gathers the poets of Los Angeles
I got to know Los Angeles through its poetry. Even before I lived here, I experienced a different, human, side of the city through the works of Wanda Coleman, Michelle T. Clinton, Amy Gerstler, David Trinidad. It's no coincidence that all of them were ...

Hollywood high-rise must be vacated, board says
A panel that oversees the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety voted Tuesday to uphold an order calling for the removal of dozens of tenants from a controversial Hollywood high-rise. On a 5-0 vote, building and safety commissioners concluded ...

City Council Approves Plan for NFL stadium Near Los Angeles
CARSON, Calif. (AP) - A local City Council has cleared the path for a proposed stadium near Los Angeles that could become home to the NFL's San Diego Chargers and the Oakland Raiders. The 3-0 vote Tuesday by the Carson City Council marks a ...

Some Landlords In LA Want Tenants To Pay Water Bill In Exchange For ...
Some Landlords In LA Want Tenants To Pay Water Bill In Exchange For ...

Waze, LA to share data on traffic, hit-and-runs, kidnappings
Those who use the traffic app Waze in Los Angeles will receive alerts about hit-and-runs and abducted children as part of a new data-sharing partnership between the company and the city, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Tuesday. lRelated L.A. police chief goes ...

Essential California: Legalizing marijuana, fighting wage theft, Catholics ...
Essential California: Legalizing marijuana, fighting wage theft, Catholics ...

After scathing report, councilman calls for LA homeless panel
Responding to a scathing report describing the city's homelessness policy as dysfunctional, Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar is calling for a new council committee to develop a comprehensive strategy for getting people off the streets and ...

PETA Offers $5K Reward To Locate Stolen Baby Sea Lion
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — PETA offered a $5,000 reward Wednesday for information that would lead to the arrest of those responsible for kidnapping a baby sea lion from it's mother. According to the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department, the sea lion was ...

Early reaction to new minimum wage for stage actors: 'Sad day' for LA
Leaders of small theaters across Los Angeles County began reacting to their new reality Wednesday morning: drastically increased costs from a new $9 hourly minimum wage imposed by leaders of Actors' Equity, the national stage actors' union. "It's a sad ...

Naomi Hirahara, Geraldine Knatz recover LA's hidden history in 'Terminal Island'
Naomi Hirahara is on a roll. Not only did she just release her seventh Southern California-based mystery novel, “Grave on Grand Avenue,” but a new nonfiction book, “Terminal Island: Lost Communities of Los Angeles Harbor” (Angel City Press: 288 pp ...

Renters Rally At LA City Hall To Protect Renters
Hundreds of renters from all over Los Angeles gathered at Los Angeles City Hall, where two motions by Council member Gil Cedillo were approved. One has to do with putting more pressure on property owners to fix problems in rental units. The other deals ...

Scope manufacturer issued alerts in Europe two years before LA outbreak
The company that manufactures the medical devices responsible for the superbug outbreak at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center had issued safety advisories about their scopes in Europe two years ago, but failed to notify hospitals in the U.S. of ...

Make-A-Wish Lets 8-Year-Old Boy Step Into Emergency Responders' Shoes For ...
Make-A-Wish Lets 8-Year-Old Boy Step Into Emergency Responders' Shoes For ...

6 Great Free Things to Do in LA This Week
Named after the French translation of chiaroscuro (the shifting effect of light falling unevenly on an object), L.A.-based Clairobscur Dance Company has garnered attention and awards for artistic director Laurie Sefton's intricate choreography ...

Essential California: More than one Big One
Good morning. It is Thursday, April 23. A new study finds San Francisco is becoming less diverse. It will be the whitest county in the Bay Area by 2040. Here's what else is happening in the Golden State: Sign up below to get Essential California ...

The Hidden Food Stalls of LA's Korean Markets
Shopping for groceries can make you hungry. This is a good thing if you're in a Korean supermarket, where eating pre-made food on site is a tradition. In most Korean markets, a food stall or small restaurant will be only a few steps away. When you're ...

New Los Angeles reforms protect affordable housing
The Los Angeles City Council passed two measures that will upgrade a program to repair code violations and update the city's list of rent-controlled apartments. Embed. <iframe width="476" height="270" src="http://abc7.com/video/embed/?pid=678171" ...

LA theater openings, April 26-May 3: 'Abigail/1702' and more
Arthur Miller's “The Crucible" gets a sequel, an adventure tale attributed in part to William Shakespeare gets a new adaption, and a "Glee" star sings for her supper. Ferguson Theatre Verité Collective presents a staged reenactment of the Michael Brown ...

Datebook: Suburban strangeness, a master of noir, skewering the powerful
Paintings that capture the strangeness of Huntington Beach, the latest from an icon of punk graphics and a longtime painter who still sets his sites on the rich and the powerful. Plus: a tour of downtown Los Angeles modernism and a performance that is ...

LA Actors Don't Want Their Union's New Plan. The Union Doesn't Care
Back in 1987, L.A. stage actors sued and settled out of court with their own union, Actors Equity Association, after the union tried to shut down L.A.'s 99-Seat Theater Plan. To this West Coast “old guard,” AEA's latest response came as no surprise ...

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti launches citywide trash clean-up initiative
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti launched an initiative Thursday aimed at cleaning up the city's trash-strewn streets, sidewalks and alleys. lRelated Report calls for big changes in the way Los Angeles tackles trash · L.A. Now · Report calls for big ...

Los Angeles march to commemorate Armenian killings
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Thousands are expected to march in Los Angeles to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the killings of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians under the Ottoman Empire. Mayor Eric Garcetti is among the expected speakers at a Friday ...

Hillary Clinton to Visit Los Angeles on May 7 for Three Hollywood Fundraisers
Hillary Clinton will visit Los Angeles on May 7 to attend three fundraisers for her 2016 presidential campaign, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The first event will be a $2,700-per-person women's breakfast reception at Catherine Unger's Westwood ...

Essential California: Profile of a homegrown terrorist
One of the Al Qaeda terrorists killed in a January drone strike in Pakistan was Orange County native Adam Gadahn. The grandson of a Jewish doctor became increasingly radical in his beliefs after attending the Islamic Center of Orange County. Beginning ...

Rancho Cucamonga investigators link LA duo to 300 stolen identities
Pictured front top left to right: Gary Kieffer, Angel Ortiz, Jamie Langston, Bottom: Skyy Chanick, Brandon Niles. Courtesy Fontana Police Department. By Staff reports. Posted: 04/24/15, 7:07 AM PDT | Updated: 35 secs ago. # Comments. RANCHO ...

One Man Killed, Woman Injured in Double Shooting
Los Angeles, CA - (FOX 11 / CNS) One man was shot to death and a woman was wounded in the Mid-City area of Los Angeles, authorities said today. RELATED: Possible Drive-By Suspect Shot By Inglewood Police RELATED: Woman Fatally Shot In Parking ...

LA Walks: Paramount Ranch offers a real hike in the faux Old West
A working movie ranch in Agoura Hills that since 1927 has been home to the Cisco Kid, Hopalong Cassidy and Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, Paramount Ranch in the Santa Monica Mountains National Park Area is now a playground for hikers, bikers, ...


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