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Pujols finishes April with no homers for Angels
ANAHEIM, Calif.—Albert Pujols ripped a long drive down the left-field line, and the Los Angeles Angels rose in the dugout along with the crowd. The ball sliced through the heavy night air, soaring into the stands—and hooking just a few feet foul ...

Planning manager resigns
By Karen Jonas Signal Staff Writer Santa Clarita's planning manager, Lisa Webber, has resigned to become deputy director of planning for the city of Los Angeles in June, city officials said Monday. Interim Planning Manager Jeff Hogan has been named ...

A Familiar Real Estate Name Is Back, With a Twist
Real Estate Veteran Nelson Rising Partners With His Son, Christopher, on New Venture. First Up, 'Creative' Space in a Faded Downtown Jewel Nelson Rising and his son Christopher paid $60 million for the Pacific Center, a historic office complex on Sixth ...

Movie, Hedge Fund War Spreads to Attorneys
By IULIA FILIP LOS ANGELES (CN) - Two Los Angeles-based law firms representing a hedge fund operator helped their client wage "an aggressive litigation campaign" against a film investor, using confidential information divulged by the investor's former ...

May Day 2012 marches tie up traffic in Downtown LA
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- May Day marches and rallies are expected to draw thousands of participants and create a traffic mess Tuesday. Anyone living or working downtown can expect to see many street closures. Anyone planning to visit downtown ...

LAX workers hold May Day protest amid heightened security
Authorities at Los Angeles International Airport could have a busy day Tuesday. Not only are they dealing with airport workers picketing because of May Day, but they are also contending with heightened security because it's the one-year anniversary of ...

"May Day" Protests Planned Throughout Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES - Thousands of workers, immigrant-rights activists and other protesters will take part in May Day marches and rallies today in support of causes ranging from better-paying jobs to immigration reform, triggering street closures in downtown ...

Frank McCourt Out, Magic Johnson's Group in as Dodgers Owners
By Jonathan Lloyd AP Former Lakers star Magic Johnson, left, and former Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt take in a Dodgers-Padres game together on opening day. The sale of one of baseball's most storied franchises to a group that includes Lakers ...

Dodgers sale to Walter, Kasten, Magic complete
By Ken Gurnick / MLB.com | 05/01/12 1:41 PM ET Magic Johnson (left) is part of the ownership group that purchased the Dodgers from Frank McCourt. (Getty Images) The sale of the Los Angeles Dodgers became official on Tuesday as Guggenheim Baseball ...

May Day protests: Arrests planned at LAX; Occupy march underway
At least 10 people were planning to be arrested Tuesday afternoon as part of a May Day demonstration at Los Angeles International Airport, LAPD officials said. Airport officials said about 1200 members of SEIU United Service Workers West labor union ...

American Youth Symphony Explores Work of Composer Danny Elfman
The three-year Elfman Project kicks off this week with a symposium and concert at UCLA's Royce Hall. The Elfman Project, a three-year exploration of the work of composer Danny Elfman by the American Youth Symphony, is set to launch May 6 with a free ...

Slim Horror Pickings at the 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival
By The Woman In Black The lineup of the 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival was announced today, and while there are a lot of impressive entries heading to the West Coast, not many of them are horror films. But there are a few that caught our eye so read on ...

First glimpse of Pauley Pavilion as UCLA prepares for fall 2012 reopening
By Wendy Soderburg May 01, 2012 Category: Campus News The Pauley Pavilion renovation has been under way for 27 months, and with just six months to go before its completion in mid-October, the project remains on time and on budget, said Ken Weiner, ...

TCM Film Festival Illuminates the Classics
By Katherine Chou As Harold Lloyd, silent film star, races through the colorless streets of 1920s Los Angeles to stop his true love's wedding, the orchestra below provides the roar of his motorcycle. Amongst the beige sheet music, one musician's iPad ...

'Desperate Housewives' Star Eva Longoria Scoffs at the Notion Hollywood Should ...
'Desperate Housewives' Star Eva Longoria Scoffs at the Notion Hollywood Should ...

Zes on His Journey From Graffiti to the Gallery
By Shelley Leopold Tue., May 1 2012 at 2:14 PM Zes, aka Zeser, aka Zes AWR/MSK, is a Los Angeles graffiti artist with a feral stare that you might only notice in serial killers or creative geniuses. He's been one of LA's most prolific taggers for many ...

Hepatitis C a latent legacy of baby boomers' youth
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urges people born between 1945 and 1965 to be tested, noting that roughly 75% of people with the disease are baby boomers. "It hangs over your head," said Harold Owens, who gave up heroin in the 1980s and ...

Anaheim dinner theater to drop racy late-night fare
After complaints and a city crackdown, the venue will return to offering only its Battle of the Dance show. It had advertised a 'topless DJ,' featured go-go dancers and hosted an adult film performer. The Battle of the Dance show in Anaheim is ...

Casting director testifies he didn't use alias to hide kidnapping
Jason James Murphy is being tried on a charge of failing to comply with sex offender registry laws. As Jason James, he had cast children in films like 'Super 8' and 'The Three Stooges.' Jason James Murphy, convicted of kidnapping an 8-year-old boy in ...

24 San Fernando Valley schools seek charter status
The high-performing LA Unified campuses hope to gain funds and flexibility from the move while maintaining most ties with the district. By Howard Blume and Stephen Ceasar, Los Angeles Times Two dozen high-performing Los Angeles schools are seeking to ...

$38 million railroad project breaks ground in Pico Rivera
By Sandra T. Molina, SGVN Acting Caltrans director Malcolm Dougherty speaks during a California Department of Transportation press conference announcing the start of the Triple Track Project, a $38 million rail project that will add 3.8 miles of ...

Tologs set records, rack up titles
By Gabriel Rizk VALLEY GLEN — While the Mission League team swimming championship won by Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy was built on depth and strategy, Tuesday's league finals were all about speed. The Tologs showed they had plenty to burn at Los ...

Wilmington marina tenants ship out
May 1 was the deadline for boats and live-aboards to vacate Colonial Yacht Anchorage, deemed unsafe by the LA Harbor Department. For some, finding a new home wasn't easy. Bob Salisbury, one of the last of the live-aboard residents of Colonial Yacht ...

Los Angeles riots: Gangsta rap foretold them and grew after them
Toddy Tee and NWA were a ready-made soundtrack in April 1992. Ice Cube's and Dr. Dre's albums that year explained the feelings in South LA neighborhoods. Snoop Dogg, Tupac Shakur and more followed. The lasting influence of gangsta rap that entered the ...

May Day protests test LAPD
May Day rallies brought immigrant rights, labor and Occupy protesters onto Los Angeles streets Tuesday, snarling traffic and drawing a police force that at times outnumbered the demonstrators. Only several hundred people heeded the call from organizers ...

Cornerstone Meets Homeboy Industries On Stage
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - The Downtown-based Cornerstone Theater Company rarely operates like other theatrical organizations. Whereas most companies program plays a year at a time, Cornerstone finds themes, such as justice or faith, and spends five years ...

Couple charged with stealing from Santa Clarita businesses using info from ...
Couple charged with stealing from Santa Clarita businesses using info from ...

Kings' 'Quick' Playoff Rally Continues
Thanks to goaltender Jonathan Quick, the Los Angeles Kings are proving to be a force in the Western Conference. By Ed Miller The Los Angeles Kings were lucky to squeak into the playoffs as the No. 8 seed after a disappointing season for a team many ...

Photos: Lakers Beat Nuggets 104-100 in Game 2
The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Denver Nuggets in game 2 of the first round of the NBA Playoffs. Lakers # 24 Kobe Bryant dunks against Nuggets #41Kosta Koufos in the first quarter. The Lakers are playing host to the Denver Nuggets in game 2 of the ...

Scion FR-S Debuts in Las Vegas
By John Scott Lewinski We've finally had a chance to drive the brand new Scion FR-S. There probably hasn't been a more eagerly awaited car in the Toyota family in a long time, and getting behind the wheel of this new affordable sports car brought with ...


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