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Los Angeles News 08/2015 (Page 6)



Tourist 'red carpet,' Hollywood and Highland, to get diagonal crosswalk
One of Los Angeles' most iconic and hectic intersections -- Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue -- is about to get a “scramble” crosswalk that will stop traffic in all directions long enough to let pedestrians cross, even diagonally. lRelated ...

The only thing missing from this early learning class is nap time
Lisa Harmison is a 32-year teaching veteran, but on Tuesday, she was a part of something new. Today was the first day of class for a new Los Angeles Unified School District program called expanded transitional kindergarten. Harmison has 24 students in ...

LA Restaurants May Soon Have To Try Harder To Get A Rating
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) – Los Angeles County public health officials sent a report to county supervisors Tuesday, recommending the county change some guidelines when grading a restaurant, making it tougher to get the A rating. Arash Sadighi, owner ...

Pizza maker burns time and dough on red tape
How long does it take to open a pizzeria in Los Angeles? Longer than it should, which may not come as a big surprise to anyone who has done business with City Hall and everyone's favorite utility, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. And ...

Essential California: BuzzFeed's new investor
It has been a year since President Obama declared the San Gabriel Mountains a national monument, but little there has changed. Among the eyesores: overflowing trash, graffiti and roadkill. Federal funds have not been allocated, charitable contributions ...

Mr. Mayor, LA is not Stockholm
Dear Mayor Garcetti: A while ago I read in this newspaper about your desire to put us on a "road diet." I've heard of the Atkins diet, the South Beach diet and the grapefruit diet, but never a road diet. I looked it up and learned that this is a ...

LA city officials say Hollywood high-rise can't be used as hotel
Los Angeles officials are demanding that a company leasing part of a Sunset Boulevard apartment building stop using it as a hotel, the latest dispute to roil the controversial Hollywood high-rise. Building department officials first issued a violation ...

Former LA sheriff's captain pleads guilty in jail scandal
A retired high-ranking Los Angeles County sheriff's official, who pleaded guilty Wednesday to lying under oath, is the latest to fall in a jail scandal that has resulted in several convictions for obstructing a federal investigation and using excessive ...

L.A. Lets $20 Million a Year in Taxes Fall Through the Cracks
At a time when our streets are nearly the worst in the nation, about $20 million in annual tax revenue is falling through the cracks because municipal and L.A. County officials aren't coordinating their efforts and because sales tax isn't being ...

20th Century Props reopens amid production rebound in LA
In a propitious sign for Los Angeles' production sector, one of Hollywood's largest prop houses is reopening six years after it shut down. 20th Century Props stunned the industry in 2009 when it closed its North Hollywood business amid mounting losses ...

LA's voided law against sleeping in cars costs it $1.1 million in legal fees
The city of Los Angeles agreed Wednesday to pay $1.1 million to lawyers who successfully challenged a municipal ordinance prohibiting homeless people from sleeping in their vehicles. The payout comes as the city continues to press new enforcement laws ...

2 sought after chemical attack on LA County family services worker
Police are searching for two people they say fled after throwing a caustic chemical on a Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services worker, burning her arms. The attack occurred about 4:25 p.m. Wednesday in the parking lot of the ...

This Week's Best Concerts, in Handy Playlist Form
It's L.A.'s entire week in music, in handy playlist form. Fire up the ol' Spotify and read below for more details on this week's concerts, festivals and other happenings. Friday Classic rockers Heart cast their spell on the Hollywood Bowl for the first ...

Is LA in another real estate bubble?
As home prices rise ever higher in Los Angeles, some are beginning to wonder if the region is in another housing bubble, one that's ready to burst. Real estate blogs add to the hysteria by pointing to the most ridiculous listings, the million-dollar ...

Vote Now for the Weekly's Best of L.A. Shopping, Services, Sports and Recreation
L.A. Weekly readers have nominated their favorite things in 100 categories, and the front runners have emerged, but tight races have developed and voting is still underway. You can vote now, online, for the shops, services, sports facilities and ...

Former President Jimmy Carter Forged Strong LA Ties Through Charity Work
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Former President Jimmy Carter made perhaps his biggest impact on Los Angeles after he left office, when he came to L.A. to build houses for the poor. Now, many of the people who worked alongside Carter to build those ...

Explosion rocks downtown LA building, no major injuries reported
Firefighters were investigating an explosion and fire that damaged a downtown Los Angeles high-rise late Thursday. lRelated First wolf pack found in California in nearly a century. L.A. Now · First wolf pack found in California in nearly a century. See ...

Supreme store in LA draws fashion fanatics seeking 'dope' threads
The doors wouldn't open for another hour Thursday morning, but the sartorial zealots – numbering in the hundreds – packed up their folding chairs and scanned leaked photos on Instagram, anticipating the booty to be claimed inside the Supreme clothing ...

Broad museum to show more than 250 works in inaugural display
When the Broad museum in downtown Los Angeles officially opens on Sept. 20, visitors will be treated to a selection of more than 250 works of contemporary art culled from the private collection of founders Eli and Edythe Broad, museum officials will ...

Who might join Taylor Swift onstage in LA? Here are 20 possibilities
As Taylor Swift preps to bring her 1989 tour to Staples Center for a five-night stint starting Friday, speculating on who she might bring out onstage is just as, if not more, fun as attending the show itself. Lorde, Jason Derulo, Sam Hunt, Fifth ...

Volunteers To Launch Thousands Of Balls Into MacArthur Park This Weekend
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Volunteers will begin launching thousands of hand-painted vinyl balls into the lake at MacArthur Park Friday as part of a large-scale public arts installation. The volunteers will be working through the weekend to piece ...

If LA wants better mobility, more people need to give up driving
To the editor: Bruce Feldman criticizes Los Angeles' mobility plan for increasing the number of dedicated bus and bike lanes on major thoroughfares, while asserting that he and others would gladly leave their cars at home if only there were a robust ...

Friday news and notes: End of the week
Selected items from the media, our in box and other LA Observed sources. Posted occasionally — often in the morning. In the news. July was the warmest month on Earth in the 136 years that people have been keeping track, NOAA says. LAT. An electrical ...

LA campaign donor faces more than $76000 in money-laundering fines
The former head of a Koreatown nonprofit group faces more than $76,000 in state and local fines — the maximum possible penalty — for laundering campaign contributions to former Los Angeles mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel. Los Angeles Ethics ...

LA City Council to vote soon on authorizing 2024 Olympic bid
The Los Angeles City Council expects to vote next week on whether L.A. should continue its quest to host the 2024 Summer Games, setting the stage for a public airing of questions surrounding an Olympic bid that has been largely opaque for the taxpayers ...

LA judge lifts one ban against antiabortion group releasing secretly recorded ...
LA judge lifts one ban against antiabortion group releasing secretly recorded ...

Fountain Theatre celebrates its first 25 years as a vital, intimate LA stage
The Fountain Theatre, established 25 years ago, began, as many things used to do, with a fateful phone call. Over breakfast one recent morning at a rackety Fairfax district eatery, Stephen Sachs, the Fountain's co-artistic director, looked as though he ...

Power restored to 12 downtown LA buildings affected by blast
Power was restored Friday to a dozen buildings in downtown Los Angeles that were affected by an electrical explosion in the basement of a high-rise building. The Department of Water and Power said that although power has been restored to those ...

What did LA get from the '84 Games? An Olympic-size boost for kids
Los Angeles is on track to be our nation's entry in the competition to host the Olympic games nine years from now. As taxpayers begin fretting about what it might cost — the price tag is an estimated $4.5 billion — we'd do well to look back at our ...

Essential California: Vintage car up in smoke
Good morning. It is Saturday, Aug. 22. Here's what you don't want to miss this weekend: Subscribe to the newsletter. TOP STORIES. Academic pursuits: Attending kindergarten could soon be mandatory for California's children if a new state bill is ...


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