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Los Angeles News 07/2015 (Page 8)



Violent weekend in South LA leaves 11 wounded, 1 dead
Fed up with a recent rash of gang violence in South Los Angeles, Naima Smith gathered a group Saturday at a Baptist church on Hoover Street to talk about ways to bring peace to their neighborhood. Smith, 32, a lifelong resident of South L.A., left the ...

Nominate Your Favorite LA Places and People for Our Best of LA Issue
Have a favorite comedian that everyone should know about? An art gallery that deserves more foot traffic? An Instagrammer whose photos blow your mind every time? Usually we tell you the L.A. experiences we recommend — now it's time for you to tell us ...

Essential California: South LA's violent weekend
Should a new minimum wage law in Los Angeles include an opt-out provision for organized labor? The consequences of such an exemption are complicated. “A wage is a wage is a wage. It's very hard to justify why you'd want any worker to make less than ...

Church Key's Steven Fretz to open new restaurant Fin and Fire
Steven Fretz, the chef at Church Key in West Hollywood, is working on a new downtown L.A. project. The seafood-driven restaurant, likely to be called Fin and Fire, is to open across from Bestia in about 10 months. Fretz is partnering with the Moscow ...

It's About Human Support: Defining The 10000 Strong Initiative In L.A.
“I'll take any job. You have to hold your head up and keep going,” said Jerome King, a 53-year-old, jobless, homeless Gulf and Kuwait War veteran. “The biggest gap I see between veterans, employers and the government is communication. I won't be mad if ...

Los Angeles: Brown lives Matter!
LATINO PERSPECTIVE-According to the Los Angeles Times, over the last five years in LA County, coroner's data show that Latinos, who make up about half of the county's population, also represent about half the people killed by police. Of the 23 people ...

Firm says LA did not pursue reimbursement for overcharged cell service
A consulting company hired by the city to audit its cellphone records has accused Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and other political leaders of showing little interest in pursuing claims that they were being overcharged by their providers. Cost ...

LA owes Boston for the sudden chance to put on the 2024 Olympics
These words may have never been uttered by anyone on the Los Angeles sports landscape, but here goes. Thank you, Boston. As expected, Boston's sanctioned bid to put on the 2024 Olympics deflated quicker than a bag of Tom Brady footballs, with the city ...

20 Of Our Favorite Events In Los Angeles This Week
Here are 21 of our favorite events happening in Los Angeles this week. Don't forget to check out our July Guide, Outdoor Film Guide and Free Concert Guide for other ideas, too. We'll be back on Thursday with our Weekend Planner column to help you ...

For the record
Gallery location: In the July 19 Arts & Books section, an article about the commercialization of museums said that the Giant Robot Store and GR2 Gallery are in Santa Monica. They are in Los Angeles. Further, a letter to the editor in the July 26 ...

Today: Out-Trumping Trump.
I'm Davan Maharaj, editor of the Los Angeles Times. Why some Republican candidates are trying to out-Trump Donald Trump; and Turkey's decision to join the fight in Syria could change the game for the U.S. Here are some story lines I don't want you to ...

Essential California: Could San Francisco be losing its liberal edge?
Gang members no longer spray-paint their threats onto the sides of buildings. Instead, they use social media to spread intimidation and fear. That's what happened in the days after a 27-year-old South L.A. man was gunned down. Police are investigating ...

LA needs these sensible gun-control measures
Last week, it was a movie theater in Lafayette, La. The week before, it was two military centers in Chattanooga, Tenn. Before that it was the Emanuel AME church in Charleston, S.C. The mass shootings are like a steady drumbeat, and intermingled with ...

A NOTE TO READERS
In a May 11 post on The Times' OpinionLA blog, Ted Rall — a freelance cartoonist whose work appears regularly in The Times — described an incident in which he was stopped for jaywalking on Melrose Avenue in 2001. Rall said he was thrown up against a ...

LA City Council bans large-capacity ammunition magazines
Defying sharp warnings from gun rights groups, Los Angeles thrust itself into the national debate over gun control Tuesday, as city lawmakers voted unanimously to ban the possession of firearm magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. Such magazines ...

Restaurant menu exhibit 'To Live and Dine in LA' tells Los Angeles's real history
The wine list from Little Joe's Italian Restaurant, which used to be in L.A.'s Chinatown. LAPL Menu Collection. Vector triangle white. Listen to this story 15 min 23 sec. Share. Share via Email email; Share on Twitter; Share on Facebook. "To Live and ...

LA County coroner identifies Studio City gunman
The gunman who died after opening fire in a busy stretch of Ventura Boulevard in Studio City on Friday has been identified as a 44-year-old Los Angeles resident. Seth Raines sustained multiple gunshot wounds and died after police armed with handguns ...

LA's Mayor Garcetti is mum on financial pledge for 2024 Olympics
With Los Angeles' hopes of hosting the 2024 Summer Games unexpectedly revived, Mayor Eric Garcetti must soon decide whether he is willing to accept the sort of financial risks that his counterpart in Boston — the U.S. Olympic Committee's first choice ...

The Agency's Mauricio Umansky Offers Exclusive Look Inside Sky-High Penthouse
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Downtown Los Angeles has become a destination all its own as it's home to L.A. Live, Staples Center and five-star accommodations rivaling New York City. “The landscape of downtown has completely changed over the past ...

LA County Lifeguards Warn Of Strong Rip Currents Along Coast
VENICE (CBSLA.com) — Los Angeles County lifeguards are issuing a warning to swimmers after 18 people were rescued Tuesday from a rip currents off Venice Beach. Lifeguards say a south swell brought powerful currents to L.A. County beaches, resulting ...

When we had to start paying to park on LA streets
The summer of 1949 is not likely to be remembered fondly by Los Angeles drivers. That's when Los Angeles brought parking meters to the city's streets. In the photo above, Barbara Steele and daughter got a warning tag from Officer Harvey Bauler for ...

LA to offer a new way forward for homeless
Most homeless people who live on the streets of Los Angeles have at one time or another been cited by police for various "quality of life" violations: public urination, sleeping on a sidewalk, jaywalking or other transgressions. These are relatively ...

Strong Rip Currents Expected To Continue At LA Beaches
VENICE (CBSLA.com) — Lifeguards warned the public on Wednesday of dangerous rip currents that have formed along the coast of Los Angeles County beaches. Around 3 p.m. on Tuesday, lifeguards performed a blitz rescue to save 18 people who became ...

Mid-air emergency diverts Los Angeles-bound flight to Alaska
An international flight from Hong Kong to Los Angeles was diverted to the Aleutian Islands in Alaska early Wednesday after the crew declared a mid-air emergency. Cathay Pacific Flight 884 landed at Eareckson Air Station in Shemya about 3:30 a.m. local ...

LA City Council reinstates ban on unpermitted park and beach vending
The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to reinstate a ban on unpermitted vending at city parks and beaches, which could impose escalating fines and eventually misdemeanor charges against people who sell their wares or services there without ...

Moving and shaking: Taste of Summer in Santa Monica, Peter Beinart at IKAR and ...
Moving and shaking: Taste of Summer in Santa Monica, Peter Beinart at IKAR and ...

Southland politicians voice support for potential LA Olympic bid
In the wake of Boston's dropping its bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, politicians from across Southern California have spoken up in favor of Los Angeles' being named as a replacement candidate. On Wednesday, Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-Los Angeles) and ...

LA, if chosen, could feel effects of failed Boston 2024 Olympics bid
Talk circulated around the International Olympic Committee all spring and summer, with members returning to the same question: When will the Americans drop Boston's floundering campaign to host the 2024 Summer Games? The answer came early this ...

Judge rejects two charges against deputy US marshal in 2008 killing
A federal judge on Wednesday tossed out two charges against an off-duty deputy U.S. marshal accused of killing a man during a confrontation in a Fairfax-area alley. In his ruling, U.S. District Judge Philip S. Gutierrez faulted federal prosecutors for ...

LA mayor and police chief visit Leimert Park after flare of violence
Terrencé Smith smiled nervously as he plugged in his iPhone on Wednesday afternoon and hit play. A few seconds later, the 15-year-old's voice rang clearly through the entryway of a Leimert Park performing arts center. He hoped his audience — Los ...


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