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Los Angeles News 08/2015 (Page 7)



Opinion: Remove cars, add bikes -- and infuriate Angelenos?
Good morning. I'm Paul Thornton, The Times' letters editor. It is Saturday, Aug. 22, and we have only one month to go before the cooler temperatures of fall relieve us from this summer (or not -- September can be pretty hot around here). Here's a look ...

High school quarterbacks to watch
A look at the Southland quarterbacks to watch this fall: Players; School; Ht.; Wt.; Yr.; Comment. K.J. Costello; Santa Margarita; 6-5; 218; Sr.; Stanford commit passed for 3,123 yards, 23 touchdowns. Matt Fink; Glendora; 6-3; 185; Sr.; USC commit uses ...

How Edye Broad's 'natural eye' drew her billionaire husband into the art world
The nude in the silver frame calls no attention to herself amid the colors and splashes of Lichtenstein, Rauschenberg and other 20th century masters hanging in a well-lighted house beyond the pepper trees. But the Matisse drawing, an elegant work of ...

Americans who took down terrorist were childhood pals
They were childhood pals on a European jaunt, three young Americans who began the day as tourists and ended it as heroes praised by the presidents of two countries. As their high-speed train whizzed through the French countryside near the Belgian ...

This summer camp just churned out 80 activists
Growing up in wealthy Marin County, Yaqueline Rodas didn't know many people like herself: a young immigrant from Guatemala in the country without legal status. She knew even fewer political activists. So it was with amazement and a little anxiety that ...

FYF Fest gets off to a smooth start, despite last-minute hurdles
Early Saturday afternoon on the first day of FYF Fest, there were few of the logistical hurdles that often greet the opening hours of a festival. Lines to get into the gates of the festival were incredibly light, with most of the security checkpoints ...

KCAL9 Talks To Family Of Man Hailed A Hero For Helping Thwart Paris Train Attack
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Anthony Sadler, 23, has the thanks of a nation. Two nations, actually. He also the pride of his great aunt and cousin in Los Angeles. While he was in France, he was one of three American men credited with stopping a terrorist ...

The art project filling MacArthur Park Lake with thousands of painted spheres
If all goes according to plan, by the time Tuesday morning rolls around, the lake at MacArthur Park will be bursting with an estimated 2,500 colorful spheres. Hand-painted by roughly 10,000 volunteers around the Los Angeles area — principally ...

Malibu Playhouse sets precedent in LA intimate theater with new season
The Malibu Playhouse is breaking new ground in L.A.'s 99-seat-and-under theater scene. Malibu Playhouse will be hosting a series of Guest Artistic Directors to bring a variety of expertise and fresh artistic visions. Each Guest Artistic Director will ...

Tony Gleaton dies at 67; photographer of black life in West, Americas
In the late 1970s Tony Gleaton was immersed in the glossy world of New York fashion photography, aspiring to craft images for major magazines. "I used to live and die between the pages of British Vogue," he once recalled with chagrin. But around 1980 ...

Sparks improve playoff hopes with 90-59 rout of Stars
Jantel Lavender scored 22 points and Candace Parker added 20 to help the Los Angeles Sparks roll to a 90-59 victory over the San Antonio Stars on Sunday. Ana Dabovic had 18 for the Sparks (10-17), who padded their cushion between themselves, idle ...

LA's shade balls go viral — but the Internet has mixed opinions
It started out like a typical photo op when Mayor Eric Garcetti arrived at the Los Angeles Reservoir in Sylmar this month. He was joined by officials from the city and the Department of Water and Power, who stood on the banks of the Los Angeles ...

Wiz Khalifa Says He Was 'Cuffed', Posts Video Of Incident At LAX Via Twitter
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Rapper and songwriter Wiz Khalifa says he was “cuffed” by officers in an incident that occurred at Los Angeles International Airport this weekend. Wiz Khalifa was returning from a concert in Finland when officers reportedly ...

Survey: 4 Of Best 5 Colleges 'For The Country' Are In California
WASHINGTON (CBSLA.com) — The list celebrates colleges that promote civic engagement and teach students at a relatively lost cost. The Washington Monthly has released its annual college rankings of the “best schools for our country” and say four of the ...

Essential California: Five-minute showers and the drought
Are tax subsidies for electric cars just benefiting wealthy Californians who could afford those cars without the rebates? Data suggest that the rebates are not helping out low-income drivers, and now some lawmakers want to restrict who can access the ...

Longtime nonprofit for seniors may lose its $2-million contract with LA County
Inside the sprawling brick building that houses the Oldtimers Foundation, 75-year-old Eleuteria Nuno catches up with friends as she waits for lunch. She and her husband started coming to eat at this senior services center in Huntington Park eight years ...

Sunny and warmer Monday in Los Angeles and Orange County
The National Weather Service forecast for Los Angeles and vicinity on Monday calls for sunny conditions after morning low clouds and fog. Highs will be from the mid to upper 70s at the beaches to the mid 80s to around 90 inland. Monday night it will be ...

No more 'mystery meat': Locally sourced school food comes to La Cañada
School cafeterias have not historically engendered positive associations, instead evoking memories of surly lunch ladies dishing up sloppy joe sandwiches made of “mystery meat” to unwitting students. In an effort to bust that stereotype by providing ...

Hollywood's New Hotel Boom in N.Y. and L.A.: "Upscale, Not Uppity"
Dr. Dre, Ice Cube Break Silence on N.W.A Movie, Suge Knight's Murder Charge and a Reunion Tour (With Eminem). 'Mortal Kombat': Untold Story of the Movie That "Kicked the Hell" Out of Everyone. The Top 25 American Film Schools. by Mark Morrison ...

Priest Faces 2 Years In Prison For Sexually Assaulting Sleeping Woman On Cross ...
Priest Faces 2 Years In Prison For Sexually Assaulting Sleeping Woman On Cross ...

LA Heat Wave: The Sequel coming Thursday
Did you enjoy Southern California's recently cooler temperatures? Good, because that will soon be over. The National Weather Service said temperatures could climb into the triple-digits – again – across the region by Thursday. (The last heat wave also ...

Priest gets 6 months for sexually abusing model during Los Angeles-bound flight
Marcelo de Jesumaria, 46, was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport after groping a sleeping woman's buttocks, breast and groin during a nighttime flight in August 2014. (Congregation of the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ ). AP. Monday ...

'Stakes Are Too High': Plan Aims to Nix Traffic Deaths in LA
Mayor Eric Garcetti sat at a desk in the middle of a street to sign an executive directive on aimed at cutting traffic deaths. Conan Nolan reports for the NBC4 News at 5 and 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. (Published Monday, Aug. 24, 2015). Updated 5 ...

Westwood Middle School's New Grass Lawn Outrages Neighbors
WESTWOOD (CBSLA.com) — Neighbors of the Ralph Waldo Emerson Middle School in Westwood are outraged that the school has recently installed lush, green grass – in the midst of a historic drought. “I find this outrageous considering the Mayor of Los ...

LA and OC home prices up 6.3%, outpacing national average
Home prices in Los Angeles and Orange counties rose 6.3% in June compared with a year earlier, according to a closely watched gauge released Tuesday. The increase was greater than the 4.5% year-over-year pop seen nationally and represents a slight ...

Cloudy skies, isolated showers in L.A. and O.C. Tuesday
The National Weather Service forecast for Los Angeles and vicinity on Tuesday calls for mostly cloudy skies in the morning with isolated showers. Becoming partly cloudy in the afternoon. Highs from the mid to upper 70s at the beaches to the mid 80s to ...

Football: City Section Division III is wide open
With Los Angeles having moved up a division, the City Section Division III title contenders are plentiful for the upcoming season. Lots of schools that were once football powers are in Division III, including Granada Hills Kennedy, Fremont and Wilson ...

Fugitive Santeria priest named as homicide suspect after bones found in backyard
A Santeria spiritual leader who performed healing rituals at a Montebello business was named Tuesday as the suspect in the disappearance and killing of a woman six years ago. Maria Delrefugio Chavez's skeletal remains were found Aug. 7, buried behind a ...

Top Garcetti aide leaves City Hall to campaign for LA 2024 Olympic bid
A senior aide to Mayor Eric Garcetti has left City Hall to work for the committee handling Los Angeles' renascent campaign to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. Jeff Millman, who functioned as Garcetti's most visible spokesman during his 2013 run for mayor ...

Los Angeles city leaders approve ride-hailing pickups at airport
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles City Council voted on Tuesday to let ride-hailing services such as uberX and Lyft pick up passengers at the city's international airport, which will become the largest U.S. air hub to allow the practice. The 9-6 vote ...


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