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Los Angeles News 12/2016 (Page 3)



LA plans crackdown on unsafe warehouses in wake of Oakland tragedy
In the wake of Oakland's devastating warehouse fire that killed 36 people last week, Los Angeles city officials will meet next week to determine how to address the city's own unpermitted housing issues, the city attorney's office said. Using a building ...

LA backs measures to roll back 'mansionization' in single-family neighborhoods
Spurred by years of complaints from neighborhood groups, the Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to seek new restrictions on “mansionization” — the practice of constructing houses that are far larger than those nearby. On a 13-0 vote, lawmakers ...

Datebook: A SoCal artist pair, a doc about a culture-war artist, Rivera and Picasso
"Untitled (carcass)," c. 1964, by Jan Stussy, from an exhibition at WUHO Gallery in Hollywood. (Woodbury University). By Carolina A. Miranda. Art · Arts and Culture · Architecture · Bioinspired Engineering · Theater · Los Angeles County Museum of Art ...

Flames Pour Out Of High-Rise Apartment Building In RiversideTwo hundred residents have been displaced by the fire.
CBS Sports' Tracy Wolfson Talks Steelers-Bills, Le'Veon BellTracy Wolfson, CBS Sports' lead sideline reporter, discusses Sunday's Steelers-Bills game, a matchup between AFC playoff hopefuls. Rams Team Headlines: Britt The Bright Spot For LA Offense In ...

L.A. Prosecutors to Sue Macy's JCPenney, Sears and Kohl's Over Allegedly Misleading Shoppers
The Los Angeles city attorney's office said it plans to sue four big retailers for deceptive advertising which allegedly misled shoppers into believing that thousands of products were on sale at a hefty discount. The retailers — JC Penney, Sears, Kohl ...

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When an NFL team is the worst in the league at scoring points, you don't expect one of its starters at a skill position to be having the best season of his career. But, that is exactly what is happening for Los Angeles Rams' wide receiver Kenny Britt ...

LA theater openings, Dec. 11-18: 'Impro Theatre's 1966 Holiday Variety Extravaganza' and more
This week: A celebration of an African American author and activist, a new musical based on a fantastical French comedy, and a holiday show improvised right before your very eyes. The Cherry Orchard Modern adaptation of Chekhov's classic. Loft Ensemble ...

Weekend Planner: 20 Cool Things To Do In Los Angeles
Here are 20 awesome events happening in L.A. this weekend. If you need additional suggestions, then check out our December Guide. FRIDAY, DEC. 9. An error occurred. Try watching this video on www.youtube.com, or enable JavaScript if it is disabled in ...

See the modern, 36-story tower that might wipe out a makeshift park
The grassy spot in front of the business complex between Serrano and Oxford along Wilshire—a space often used by locals as park space—might give way to a 36-story residential and retail development from Jamison Services, the major commercial landlord ...

South LA hamburger stand sold crack, prosecutors allege
After emerging from the snare of crack addiction and more than a decade in prison, Brian Sawyers claimed to be a new man. His arc of redemption went like this: On the edge of Watts, he opened a burger shack named for a friend, B.D. Burgers. He gave ...

California's ballots have finally, finally been tallied
Good morning. It's Friday, Dec. 9, and here's what's going on around California: TOP STORIES. Questions or witch hunt? More troubling revelations are emerging about a lack of city inspections of an Oakland warehouse where 36 died in the worst fire in ...

LA's new nature center aims to get more urban kids outdoors
If you're stuck in L.A. and yearn for the great outdoors, never fear: there's a new way to take a break from the city. It's called Gateway to Nature. The new spot is located near the city's historic center of Olvera Street and opens this weekend. The ...

LA acts to improve the traffic mess around Sunset and the 405
The city of Los Angeles is moving to ease traffic on a notoriously gridlocked stretch of Sunset Boulevard around the 405 Freeway in Brentwood. As part of the effort, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation announced this week that it has begun ...

Developer details high-rise residential, retail plans for historic LA Times property
The new property owner of the historic Los Angeles Times building unveiled details Friday about its plans to dramatically transform the downtown Civic Center with high-rise residential towers and a host of stores. Onni Group, a developer in Vancouver, ...

Massive $450-million turf rebate program plagued by poor planning and oversight, audit finds
The Metropolitan Water District's massive $450-million turf rebate program — which helped thousands of Southern Californians rip out their lawns in favor of drought-tolerant landscaping — was plagued by poor planning and oversight by the agency, a ...

How a doctor's note landed an ex-LA Trade Tech Foundation director in jail
The doctor's letter filed with the court had a simple message: His patient should avoid manual labor for her community service. Jiah “Rhea” Chung, who had been ordered to pick up trash for Caltrans as punishment for embezzling from the Los Angeles ...

New hiking route connects Los Angeles to 67 miles of backcountry bliss
One of the newest backcountry trails in the West skirts the busiest city in the country. The thoroughfare, dubbed the Backbone Trail, stretches about 67 miles through the Santa Monica Mountains that ring Los Angeles, and opened in June after more than ...

An artist's plight in Oakland
Good morning. It is Saturday, Dec. 10. Here's what you don't want to miss this weekend: TOP STORIES. Housing crisis: The Oakland warehouse fire that killed 36 people has put a spotlight on the Bay Area's affordable-housing crisis, which has pushed some ...

Legalize and decriminalize street vending in LA
Here's one small silver lining to the election of Donald Trump: It has forced Los Angeles City Council members to get moving on the long-stalled proposal to legalize and regulate street vending. Despite the fact that street vendors are practically ...

Essential Arts & Culture: China and Taiwan's music diplomacy, Ghost Ship fallout and Gary's Busey-isms
China and Tawain — a classical take. Evaluating the fallout of the Ghost Ship fire in Oakland. And a look at an inspiring new piece of American architecture. Plus: The road show that is Gary Busey. I'm Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer for the Los ...

Trio of 'Real Housewives' run the gamut in Los Angeles-area real estate
When it comes to the “Real Housewives” franchise, the drama isn't limited to the television screen. Various cast members often provide real estate fodder, especially recently. In Venice, Stephanie Hollman of “The Real Housewives of Dallas” has sold a ...

Fiery street-racing crash leaves 2 dead, 1 severely burned in Anaheim, police say
Two people were killed and a third was seriously injured in a fiery street-racing crash in Anaheim that ended when one driver lost control of his vehicle and barreled through a light post before slamming into a building early Saturday morning ...

Oakland Ghost Ship fire's victims memorialized
In a small mortuary in Los Angeles' Koreatown, they remembered a young artist with a laugh that roared up from deep in her belly and dragged everyone else in the room into hysterics. The funeral for Ara Christina Jo, 29, Saturday morning showed the ...

Leaf, Ball Help No. 2 UCLA Beat Michigan 102-84
LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA followed up its upset victory at then-No. 1 Kentucky in a big way. The second-ranked Bruins clamped down on defense in the second half to beat Michigan 102-84 on Saturday night in front of 13,571, the first sellout at Pauley ...

Home For The Holidays! Angels Land Anaheim Native Danny Espinosa From Nationals
Go west, young man. Danny Espinosa, raised a few miles from Angels Stadium, is coming home. (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images). WASHINGTON (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels acquired Danny Espinosa from the Washington Nationals on Saturday night, ...

Chris Paul Has First-Ever 20 Point, 20 Assist Game As Clippers Soar Past Pelicans, 133-105
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Paul had 20 points and a season-high 20 assists and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the New Orleans Pelicans 133-105 on Saturday night with their highest offensive output of the season. It was the first 20-20 game of Paul's ...

Sierra Canyon grinds out a victory over Los Angeles
A year after blowing a 21-point fourth-quarter lead and losing in a regional final to San Marino by a single point, Chatsworth Sierra Canyon took care of business on Saturday night to defeat Los Angeles, 21-6, and earn a spot in next Saturday's CIF ...

I was in mourning, so I went to a funeral — for 1400 people
The day after the election, I flew to the Midwest. I went from my blue comfort zone deep into the red. I taught a class, spoke to two groups, and kept my mouth shut about my anguish over the election results. There were sunny skies in the flyover zone ...

Huge Arts District development along LA River races for approval; here's an early look
Another high-design megaproject is being pitched for the Arts District, this time right alongside the Los Angeles River. The Gallo family, longtime owner of the Rancho Cold Storage facility on Mesquit Street, has teamed with rising-star Danish ...

Former JetBlue Flight Attendant Expected To Plead Guilty In Cocaine Case
Marsha Gay Reynolds, seen here in a court sketch, entered the plea Friday. (credit: CBS). LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A former JetBlue Airways flight attendant who allegedly tried to smuggle nearly 70 pounds of cocaine in her carry-on luggage at Los ...


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