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Kathy Griffin: From the D-List to the Blacklist to the A-List | LAWeekly
LAWeekly | July 18, 2018
Kicked out of Hollywood and put under investigation by the government and on no-fly lists meant for terrorists after posting a photo on Twitter last year with a "bloody" Trump mask in her hand, comedian Kathy Griffin has recovered amazingly quickly, and turned a terrifying experience completely on i...
Climate change has come to your neighborhood, and the sizzle may never subside | Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times | July 18, 2018
A colleague once observed, many years ago, that California has two seasons. Green and brown. We are in the latter, and death has visited my neighborhood this summer. Half the ground cover in my frontyard has burned to a crunchy crisp. Across the street, a neighbor draped white sheets over shrubbery....
Auditors call for criminal investigation of Montebello school system | Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times | July 18, 2018
A special audit team is recommending that law enforcement investigate officials and employees of the Montebello Unified School District for potential fraud as well as misappropriation of funds and assets. The recommendation, made public Tuesday, is the latest blow to one of the larger school distric...
Former Lyft driver charged in California serial rapes had passed a background check | Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times | July 18, 2018
Ride-hailing company Lyft said Tuesday that it’s investigating how a former driver now charged in a series of rapes passed a background check even though federal immigration officials say he was living in the country illegally. The San Francisco district attorney’s office charged Orlando Vilchez...
San Diego's tough regulations on short-term rentals spark battle in vacationland | Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times | July 18, 2018
Maurice Maio is the owner of San Diego Beach King, a vacation rental business in Mission Beach. But he didn’t sound like royalty on Tuesday, one day after the San Diego City Council passed an ordinance restricting short-term rentals and eliminated a proposal by the mayor to make an exception for.....
Smuggler sentenced to 8 years in prison for role in freeway deaths | Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times | July 18, 2018
A Mexican citizen was sentenced Tuesday to just over eight years in prison for his role in the deaths of two immigrants who were run over on Interstate 5 during a smuggling attempt. Jorge Luis Martinez Hernandez, 33, was a guide for a group of eight who had just crossed through a hole in the border....
Huntington Beach police headquarters is falling apart while the city weighs what to do | Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times | July 18, 2018
Huntington Beach’s police headquarters is falling apart. The original plumbing is decaying. The electrical system is overloaded. Portable fans are the norm for ventilation. Part of the ceiling in the men’s locker room has collapsed three times. The list goes on. During a study session this week,...
From the Archives: New road for Salton Sea resorts | Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times | July 18, 2018
Reaching the Salton Sea's Date Palm Beach in 1934 became easier with the opening of the North Shore road.
Five years after a massive fire near Yosemite, political 'miracle' erodes as Trump demands more logging | Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times | July 18, 2018
The Rim fire in 2013 brought devastation to a vast swath of Sierra Nevada forests west of Yosemite National Park. But the third largest wildfire in state history also seemed to have worked a political miracle, at least for a while. In the aftermath of the blaze, environmental organizations, timber.....
UC regents to vote on first tuition decrease in nearly 20 years | Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times | July 18, 2018
After months of fighting against higher costs, University of California students are poised for a pleasant surprise this year: a tuition decrease. UC regents, who begin their two-day meeting Wednesday in San Francisco, plan to vote on an $8.7-billion spending plan for 2018-19 that includes the...
Dee Snider Is Still Twisted | LAWeekly
LAWeekly | July 18, 2018
One of the most newsworthy events in Dee Snider’s life — and he’s had a few, including eloquently addressing the U.S. Senate during the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) hearings and ruling MTV with the rousing video for the quintessential empowerment anthem “I Wanna Rock” — happened ...
Bánh Xèo Is Sizzling on the Westside | LAWeekly
LAWeekly | July 18, 2018
This crispy Vietnamese crepe isn’t hard to find. It’s in Vietnamese restaurants all over Westminster, in the San Gabriel Valley and elsewhere. And it’s eaten throughout Vietnam, from north to south. But this is its first appearance in the La Brea restaurant corridor, introduced by Nong Lá ...
My News LA | July 18, 2018
A plan to tax property owners to fund the federally-mandated clean-up of local waterways will go before Los Angeles County voters in November, based on a 4-1 vote Tuesday by Board of Supervisors. Supervisor Sheila Kuehl championed the measure, dubbed the Safe Clean Water Program, for a parcel tax th...
My News LA | July 18, 2018
A 22-year-old Canyon Lake man who blasted his best friend with a shotgun in what the prosecution argued was a case of intimate feelings gone sour was convicted Tuesday of second-degree murder. After three days of deliberations, a Riverside jury found Houston Michael Boji guilty of the Nov. 10, 2015,...
My News LA | July 18, 2018
Felony charges are expected to be filed Wednesday against a 46-year-old man suspected of breaking into a Lake Elsinore business and igniting a fire, then attempting to commit suicide when deputies arrived to arrest him. Jodie Michael Meza was arrested Monday and booked into the Byrd Detention Center...
My News LA | July 18, 2018
The father of a 15-year-old girl who endured sexual abuse as a child in her El Monte home testified Tuesday that his daughter still has challenges, but has made progress and is now talking about becoming a cheerleader and eventually an FBI agent. The 35-year-old New Mexico man is the legal guardian ...
My News LA | July 18, 2018
New research suggests that teens who spend time toggling among a growing number of digital media platforms exhibit a mounting array of attention difficulties and impulse-control problems, it was reported Wednesday. In a group of more than 2,500 Los Angeles-area high school students who showed no evi...
My News LA | July 18, 2018
A transient was charged Tuesday with setting eight arson fires in Jack Fisher Park and the Santiago Creek area in Santa Ana. Gustavo Abarca Garcia, a 26-year-old probationer, faces seven counts of arson of a forest and one count each of arson of property and vandalism, all felonies. Garcia was arres...
My News LA | July 18, 2018
Los Angeles fire and elected officials will gather at Dodger Stadium Wednesday to celebrate the recent restoration of engine companies at four stations across the city, bolstering Fire Department resources just in time for the peak of brush fire season. The new engines were made possible in part by ...
My News LA | July 18, 2018
An Orange County woman who allegedly struck and seriously injured an Indio Police Department motorcycle officer while under the influence of a mood-altering drug was brought to Riverside Tuesday to face charges filed late last year. Margaret Kendric faces a felony count of driving under the influenc...
My News LA | July 18, 2018
A former physician dubbed the “Candy Man” for writing illegal prescriptions for a high volume of narcotics for his patients, including one who died, was again sentenced to 27 years in federal prison, his attorney said Tuesday. Julio Gabriel Diaz, 69, was sentenced in December 2015 to 327...
My News LA | July 18, 2018
A campaign launched Tuesday is aimed at reducing improper trash disposal in the Coachella Valley, which officials say damages waste infrastructure and harms the locally threatened desert tortoise. The “Take Care of Your Trash” campaign, coordinated by the Living Desert zoo, Burrtec and t...
My News LA | July 18, 2018
The women who filed a lawsuit against the Pasadena Police Department claiming they were sexually assaulted by two officers during a traffic stop said Tuesday the in-car video of the stop released by the department is an edited version, according to their attorney. “Our clients contend that the...
My News LA | July 18, 2018
The Griffith Observatory is planning a public viewing event for an upcoming close encounter with Mars. On the night of July 30, Earth and Mars will be 35.8 million miles from each other, the closest they have been since a 34.6-million-mile close approach in August 2003, according to the observatory....
My News LA | July 18, 2018
Pointing to a rising level of hate crimes and concerns about under-reporting, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to develop an educational campaign against racism and discrimination and to review related sheriff’s department policies. Supervisor Hilda Solis recommended t...
My News LA | July 18, 2018
NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” returned to the top of the prime-time television ratings after a one-week absence, continuing its streak of being the most-watched entertainment program every week an original episode has aired this summer and last summer, according to figures rel...
My News LA | July 18, 2018
The city of Costa Mesa announced Tuesday it has reached an agreement to settle lawsuits over development of the Costa Mesa Motor Inn site that will allow for construction of an apartment project with up to 200 units, including nine reserved for very low-income tenants. The settlement agreement effec...
My News LA | July 18, 2018
A poker pro who ran a Las Vegas-based ticket business is facing up to four years in federal prison for masterminding a $6.2 million scam that bilked investors who were promised large profits from the resale of tickets to high-profile sporting events. Seyed Reza Ali Fazeli, 49, of Aliso Viejo, entere...
5 Tips for Bringing Your Pet to Work this Summer | Los Angeles Downtown News
Los Angeles Downtown News | July 17, 2018
(Family Features) During the summer months, many employers plan events and switch up work schedules to give their team members a break to enjoy some fun in the sun. Extra days off, summer hours and company picnics are just a…
A different approach to preventing child abuse | Los Angeles Downtown News
Los Angeles Downtown News | July 17, 2018
(BPT) - Research shows that child abuse and neglect affects households across the country, and a majority of Americans view it as a public health problem and acknowledge that it is an issue in their community. In fact, a recent…
Spotify to Stream Into Arts District | Los Angeles Downtown News
Los Angeles Downtown News | July 17, 2018
DTLA - The owners of At Mateo have inked a deal with Spotify to make the streaming music giant the anchor tenant of the Arts District complex. In the process, the project has been repositioned, completing a shift from a…
The Danger of Skid Row Tent Fires | Los Angeles Downtown News
Los Angeles Downtown News | July 17, 2018
DTLA - It’s a miracle that no one has been killed or severely injured in any of the scores of tent fires this year in Skid Row. But the lack of a death or grievous bodily harm should not make…
5 ways to make your pooch's mealtime more enjoyable | Los Angeles Downtown News
Los Angeles Downtown News | July 17, 2018
(BPT) - Dogs and their owners have many things in common, but perhaps one of the biggest commonalities is that they both love to eat! When preparing meals for your four-legged family members, it’s important for the meal to be…
CAP UCLA Dates at Ace Hotel on Sale This Week | Los Angeles Downtown News
Los Angeles Downtown News | July 17, 2018
DTLA - The Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA is preparing for its second season in Downtown Los Angeles, which will include 14 shows at the Theatre at Ace Hotel.
How Free Technology Can Improve Teamwork | Los Angeles Downtown News
Los Angeles Downtown News | July 17, 2018
(NAPSI)—If you own or work for a small to midsize business, you’re far from alone. Such companies represent 95 percent of all firms and 63 percent of total employment.
The Road to a Healthy Smile | Los Angeles Downtown News
Los Angeles Downtown News | July 17, 2018
(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News -As much as we all love having a healthy smile and gums, a new national survey reveals many U.S. adults miss the mark when it comes to caring for their teeth and gums, putting them at…
The Triumphant, Victorian-Inspired Return of Clayton's Restaurant | Los Angeles Downtown News
Los Angeles Downtown News | July 17, 2018
DTLA - When Elizabeth Peterson-Gower and Tony Gower shuttered their pub Royal Clayton’s in 2010, it drew a significant amount of consternation in Downtown Los Angeles. The Arts District at the time didn’t have anything close to the number of…
At REDCAT, the Future Is NOW | Los Angeles Downtown News
Los Angeles Downtown News | July 17, 2018
DTLA - Downtown Los Angeles’ REDCAT is known for experimental fare that often blends the worlds of theater, dance and an array of new media techniques. This week, the venue in the back of Walt Disney Concert Hall makes an…
JANM Gets Major Grant | Los Angeles Downtown News
Los Angeles Downtown News | July 17, 2018
DTLA - The Japanese American National Museum recently announced that it has received a sizable grant.
The Essential Blindspotting Insists That People, Cities and Movies Can’t Be Reduced | LAWeekly
LAWeekly | July 17, 2018
The film, like Oakland itself, is forever evolving, always becoming some new thing just when it at last seems to have revealed its full self.
Keeping Hate Groups Out: What Should the Griffin and Other L.A. Hangouts Do? | LAWeekly
LAWeekly | July 17, 2018
After Saturday night's clash between the Proud Boys and patrons, bar owner Aaron Mark Chepenik says the Griffin is developing a policy that its staff can implement at the front door. It's also holding a benefit, with all proceeds going to the Los Feliz Neighborhood Alliance, on Wednesday, July 18, a...
Public Help Sought in Solving Shooting Death of Man in 2005 | My News LA
My News LA | July 17, 2018
Authorities Tuesday will seek public help to solve the 2005 shooting death of a man whose body was found in his Hacienda Heights residence. Edward Berber, 27, was found dead by his mother on Dec. 6, 2005, in his home in the 1800 block of Charlemonte Avenue, said sheriff’s Deputy Wally Bracks. ...
Disneyland to Mark 63rd Anniversary | My News LA
My News LA | July 17, 2018
Disneyland will mark its 63rd anniversary Tuesday with a tribute to its opening day, July 17, 1955, when there were 18 attractions, adult admission was $1 and rides cost 10-30 cents each. Admission Tuesday is $117 for children and adults 10 years old and up, which includes all rides. As part of the ...
Kung-Fu and Hairspray: The Rise of Tara Macri | LAWeekly
LAWeekly | July 17, 2018
There’s simply no way that Tara Macri isn’t going to break big. The rising pop sensation, actress, voice-over artist and Broadway performer simply won’t allow it. With her drive and tenacity pulling her forward, Macri has decided that this is her time. She simply has to embrace the fact while,...
From the Archives: Polio immunization | Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times | July 17, 2018
In 1957, the city of Los Angeles Health Department opened a drive to immunize 300,000 children against polio. This photo by staff photographer Garry Watson became lead Page One art in the next morning's Los Angeles Times. An accompanying Los Angeles Times story reported, “Ouch! “That cry echoed....
Hating on ice plant while tracking the flirty El Segundo blue butterfly | Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times | July 17, 2018
I’m a sucker for a good comeback story, which is why, instead of the usual morning run on Saturday, I found myself crouching on a slope next to the beach in Torrance, staring into pinkish clumps of sea-cliff buckwheat and the dormant brown stalks of California bush sunflowers. I was looking for...
Officials field more reports of shots fired in Malibu Creek State Park area where father was killed | Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times | July 17, 2018
Twice in the last week, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies had responded to reports of shots fired near the Malibu Creek State Park area where there have been at least seven prior shootings, including the killing of a father who was camping with his two young daughters. The Malibu Creek State.....
Skinny-dipping Brown Bear Freaks Out Granada Hills Residents | My News LA
My News LA | July 17, 2018
Some Granada Hills residents had to contend with an unusual visitor Tuesday when a bear wandered into their neighborhood, explored some trees and even took a dip in a backyard pool before being tranquilized by animal-control officials. No injuries were reported during the bear’s brief visit. T...
Hunt for Killer of Dead Dad in Hacienda Heights 13 Years Ago | My News LA
My News LA | July 17, 2018
Authorities Tuesday circulated a composite drawing of a suspect being sought in the long-unsolved shooting death of a father of two whose body was found in his Hacienda Heights residence 12 1/2 years ago. Edward Berber, 27, was found dead by his mother on Dec. 6, 2005, in his bed at his home in the ...
Baby Reportedly Tossed Over Sylmar Cliff Found Safe At Relative’s Home | My News LA
My News LA | July 17, 2018
A baby who rescuers looked for off the side of a cliff in Sylmar was found safe Tuesday morning at a relative’s home in the San Fernando Valley. Deputies were called about 1 a.m. by the child’s father, who told them he and the baby’s mother had been in an argument and she claimed t...