The 6-million dollar Ticket man

12/11/2013 2:27 pm0 comments
Cops
Photo Gary McCarthy

The Los Angeles City Council has approved a nearly 6-million dollar settlement to resolve lawsuits filed by L-A-P-D officers who said they were pushed to meet quotas for issuing traffic tickets. The officers contended they were denied overtime and were given bad performance reviews because they did not implement traffic [...]

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L.A.-Based Foundation Will Return Auctioned Hopi, Apache Artifacts to Tribes

12/10/2013 4:26 pm1 comment
Hopi portraits

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A Los Angeles-based family foundation won a $530,000 bid on two dozen Native American artifacts auctioned in Paris and will return them to the Hopi and Apache tribes, it was announced today. The Annenberg Foundation bought 21 mask-like objects originating with the Hopi Nation in Arizona [...]

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Sheriff Arrests

12/09/2013 3:01 pm1 comment
Central Jail

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By FRED SHUSTER City News Service LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A federal investigation into alleged abuses inside Los Angeles County jails came to a head today with the unsealing of indictments and charges against 18 current and former Sheriff’s Department officials accused of crimes such as corruption, obstruction of justice [...]

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Residential murals

12/03/2013 3:58 pm0 comments
Chris Brown House.

Photo by Gary McCarthy

Don’t tell R-and-B singer Chris Brown, but the L-A City Council has tentatively relaxed its rules for residential murals … at least in some parts of the city. Murals … formerly banned on single-family homes across the city … will now be allowed as part of a pilot program in [...]

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USC Coach

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Steve Sarkisian during his first tenure at USC, 2008.

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – New USC head football coach Steve Sarkisian said today taking over the Trojan team “is just awesome,” and he vowed to live up to fan and university expectations of winning championships. “I will say this, we will not shy away from the expectations here. We’re going [...]

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Fawcett Portrait

12/02/2013 5:18 pm0 comments

By BILL HETHERMAN City News Service LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Ryan O’Neal testified today he took one of two Andy Warhol portraits of Farrah Fawcett from the Wilshire-area condominium of his former flame a week or more after her 2009 death. The 72-year-old actor took the stand in trial of [...]

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Hanukkah Begins at Sundown

11/27/2013 1:20 pm0 comments
Hanukkah MenorahLA Zoo

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Hanukkah, Judaism’s eight-day “Festival of Lights” commemorating the Maccabees’ victory over a larger Syrian army in 165 B.C., begins at sundown tonight. Once the Jews defeated the Hellenist Syrian forces of Antiochus IV at the end of a three-year rebellion, the temple in Jerusalem, which the [...]

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Menorah and the Mayor

11/26/2013 2:50 pm0 comments
Menorah lighting 

Photo By Gary McCarthy

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles’ first elected Jewish mayor, joined city and local Jewish leaders today to illuminate the first candle on a 17th century menorah that will be displayed at City Hall in celebration of Hanukkah. Chabad of California organized the annual City Hall menorah [...]

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Metro Red Line Death

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Metro Police close off Hollywood and Vine Metro Station

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HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – A man was struck and killed by a Metro Red Line train in Hollywood today, authorities said. Paramedics were sent to the 6200 block of Hollywood Boulevard, near Vine Street, about 5:30 a.m., said Katherine Main of the Los Angeles Fire Department. The man died at the [...]

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Holiday Bargains

11/19/2013 3:31 pm0 comments
Holiday Bargains

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Holiday shoppers should check their receipts to make sure they get the bargains they’re shopping for, county officials warned today. With sales and price breaks lasting just a day or a few hours and a host of special discounts and membership deals available during the frenzied [...]

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