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Los Angeles News 06/2016 (Page 5)



Council critic accused of making racist threats files claims against LA
Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson, left, has been granted a restraining order against Wayne Spindler of Encino, who has allegedly threatened Wesson via public comment cards at city meetings and by wearing a KKK/Nazi-themed hood during ...

Group vows to rescue LA students one good school at a time
Organizers of a controversial educational reform effort that initially sought a massive expansion of charter schools in Los Angeles now say they will support any effective programs – including traditional public schools – to bring high-quality options ...

Magnesium-Fed Fire in Los Angeles Suburb Extinguished
A commercial fire in the Los Angeles area was doused after explosively feeding on 10,000 pounds of magnesium shavings, but officials were making sure conditions were safe before allowing some 300 people back into homes they had evacuated. The plant ...

Olympic Auditorium: LA's working-class history embodied in one building
Nestled against the 10 Freeway near the convergence of the 110, 101 and the 5 is a beige concrete slab of a building that would be easy to miss if not for the wall-sized mural of Jesus painted on its exterior. Born as the Olympic Auditorium 91 years ...

Essential California: Extinguishing LA's fire dangers
Good morning. It is Thursday, June 16. CatCon is coming to Los Angeles next week. There will be celebrity cats, cat fashion and caticures. Here's what else is happening in the Golden State: TOP STORIES. Fire dangers. Los Angeles fire officials ...

The Eagle Rock of 'Togetherness' is a post-hipster LA scene
Yes, Randy Newman, from the South Bay to the Valley, from the Westside to the Eastside, everybody loves L.A. these days. Television especially. In this recurring feature, L.A. Stories, we look at what TV is saying about the City of Angels in 2016. HBO ...

Homeless man in L.A. accused of setting fire that killed five
A homeless man in Los Angeles accused of intentionally setting a fire that killed five other homeless people may face the death penalty. Johnny Sanchez, 21, was charged with five capital murder counts on Wednesday in the deaths of three men and two ...

LA startup makes Vow to Be Chic — and cheap
Wedding season is upon us — that special time of year when bridesmaids all over the country shed a happy tear as they watch their best friends get married, and perhaps another for how much money they spent for the honor. With the average bridesmaid ...

Four New School Barbecue Options to Try Right Now in LA
Barbecue naturally means a lot of things to a lot of people, whether it's smoked meats cooked low over wood or high-heat grilling done using charcoal. Los Angeles, for all its regional variations with things like Mexican and Korean food, isn't beholden ...

Weekend Planner: 20 Things To Do In Los Angeles
Here are 20 of our favorite events happening right here in L.A. this weekend. Think we missed something or you just want other options? Check out LAist's June Guide, too. FRIDAY, JUNE 17. NONPLUSSED FEST (Film) The Virgil Village performance space ...

#ShootBack: Gay LA Covered in Rainbow Pro-Gun Posters
Residents of West Hollywood, California woke Thursday morning to find their city plastered with rainbow-colored Gadsden flags affixed with the pro-gun message “#ShootBack” in the wake of the Orlando terrorist massacre earlier this week. WeHo residents ...

Group that wants to launch new LA schools names its first grant winners
A group that has vowed to start high-quality schools across Los Angeles on Thursday announced its first grant recipients: a charter school that is expanding, an after-school and summer enrichment program for children, and an organization that recruits ...

Parisians visit LA for some early Olympic gamesmanship
The Olympic rules of conduct are clear: Cities bidding for the Games “must refrain from any act or comment likely to tarnish the image of a rival city.” So the LA 2024 bid committee issued only a brief statement upon learning that its main competition ...

Letter from the Publisher: Summer 2016
An art-hot LA summer (from left): A studio visit previewing Power Unit by artist Danial Nord; an #artselfie at The Broad's Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirrored Room; enjoying The Spheres at MacArthur Park, a public art installation by Ed and Bernie Massey ...

Celebrating LA's Central Library's 90th birthday with — what else? — a new book
A.W. Parsons' murals in the Children's Room, now the International Languages Department, as featured in "Los Angeles Central Library: A History of Its Art and Architecture" by Arnold Schwartzman and Stephen Gee. A.W. Parsons' murals in the Children's ...

Essential California: Is Paris spying on LA's Olympic plans?
Good morning. It is Friday, June 17. The barista at San Francisco's Elite Audio Coffee Bar may be the best coffee artist in America. Here's what else is happening in the Golden State: TOP STORIES. Fire dangers. The Sherpa fire north of Santa Barbara ...

$1 Porchetta Sandwiches, Larchmont's Latest Closure, and More A.M. Intel
This Sunday, the Omni hotel in Downtown is going to get its meat on with a globally-inspired barbecue feast. Running 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the meaty affair will bring together grilled meat flavors from across the world. Cento Pasta Bar's $1 porchetta ...

LA City Council set to seek voter approval for $1.1 billion bond or parcel tax to fight homelessness
Los Angeles voters will likely be asked to approve either a new parcel tax or a $1.1-billion housing bond this fall to help fund the city's struggle to reduce homelessness. A key City Council committee on Friday cleared a final pair of money-raising ...

Should LA roll back its 'so-called boycott' on Arizona?
Six years ago, Los Angeles lawmakers decided to bar employees from traveling to Arizona on city business, avoiding the state in reaction to a hotly contested law targeting illegal immigration. They also urged city departments to refrain from entering ...

What's the Ugliest Building in Los Angeles?
Welcome to Friday Open Threads, wherein we'll pass the mic to readers to speak up about topics of interest, distress, horror, etc. Have something you want discussed? Let us know. Los Angeles is undoubtedly home to some of the world's best examples of ...

Beyonce and Jay Z May Drop $93 Million on Los Angeles Mega-Mansion (EXCLUSIVE)
YOUR MAMA'S NOTES: Buckle your real estate safety belts, butter beans, because this property gossip hears from Our Fairy Godmother in Bel Air that celebrity real estate rumor on the Platinum Triangle real estate street is that Jay Z and Beyoncé are ...

Suspect in fire that killed 5 was here illegally, fought with another transient before slayings
A Honduran citizen charged with murdering five homeless people in an arson fire was in the United States illegally and had been arrested three times in the months before the blaze in a vacant Westlake building where transients were squatting, officials ...

Disturbing video shows teen allegedly beat up by officers inside LA juvenile hall
Disturbing video surfaced from inside one of Los Angeles County's juvenile halls, which shows four probation officers beating up a teenager in their care as a supervisor looks on. (KABC). Embed. <iframe width="476" height="267" ...

Essential California: A fight and then a fire
Good morning. It is Saturday, June 18. Here's what you don't want to miss this weekend: TOP STORIES. Suspect's arrests: A Honduran citizen charged with killing five people in a fire was in the country illegally and had been arrested three times in the ...

Former L.A. Rams want old uniforms back: 'It's bulls—'
June 18, 2016 10:28am EDT June 18, 2016 10:28am EDT American Football, News, English, NFL, St. Louis Rams Former player Fred Dryer went as far as to call the current helmets "stupid." NFL. Share. Tweet. Email. slater-jackie-61816-usnews-getty-ftr ...

LA education foundation became a lucrative source of income for USC's Pat Haden and his relatives
Seventeen years ago, former USC and Los Angeles Rams quarterback Pat Haden joined the board of an old, little-known charitable foundation that helps needy young people get an education. The George Henry Mayr Foundation, established in 1949, has no ...

Lots to like in L.A., but all roads lead home
The news is bad all over, and the skies are gray. A good time for a road trip, to get out of town for a couple of days. We signed up for a train trip to Los Angeles, slow and scenic, like a land cruise. Lunch in the dining car while rolling through the ...

LA's 'Romper Room' Host Mary Ann King Dies At 82
CHINO HILLS (AP) — Mary Ann King, who peered through her “Magic Mirror” to host the children's TV show “Romper Room” in Los Angeles, has died. She was 82. Her daughter told the San Gabriel Valley Tribune that King died Thursday at a senior center in ...

Parisian Olympic Officials Caught Checking Out Proposed LA Venues
A few of the top officials from rival city Paris' 2024 Olympic bid committee visited Los Angeles this week to, let's say, check out our assets. As the L.A. Times reports, casing out the competition isn't against any of the International Olympic ...

Vista L.A.
The impact of sports on Latinos and Latinos on sports is evident, from baseball and boxing to auto racing. Here are some up-and-comers shaping the future of some of our favorite past times. From a legend who's been the Spanish voice of L.A. baseball ...


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