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Great Recession saw more 20-somethings living with their parents
If it sometimes seems as if almost every Southern Californian you know has had an adult child living at home recently, or knows someone who has, that may be because it's true. Three big swaths of Southern California, including greater Los Angeles and ...

River Phoenix's Last Film 'Dark Blood' to Debut at Film Festival in September
COLOGNE, Germany - Dutch director George Sluizer has finally finished Dark Blood, the movie actor River Phoenix was working on when he died of a heart attack in 1993 on Halloween night outside the Viper Room in Los Angeles. our editor recommends ...

Michael Jackson's siblings resume attack on will
LOS ANGELES — LOS ANGELES (AP) - More than three years after Michael Jackson's death, his youngest brother continues to raise questions about the validity of the pop superstar's will. On Twitter and cable TV, Randy Jackson has called the five-page ...

Sidney Reznick, Writer for Legendary Comedians, Dies at 92
Sidney Reznick, a comedy writer who penned jokes for showbiz legends Jimmy Durante, Bob Hope and Johnny Carson -- not to mention presidential candidate Hubert Humphrey -- died July 24 in Los Angeles, five days before his 93rd birthday, his son ...

College Just For Illegals? National Dream University Launches With Help of UCLA
Oh boy. Illegal-immigrant haters are going to love this one. The UCLA Center for Labor Research along with the National Labor College have established a virtual school just for undocumented migrants -- the National Dream University. It's for those who ...

From unplanned journey to special-needs mission to Israel
Raising a child with developmental disabilities has often been compared to an “unplanned journey,” taking you to places you never imagined you would go. After our son, Danny, was diagnosed with global developmental delays at the age of 13 months, ...

Rebbe on the go
It's one thing to feel holiness when you enter a synagogue on Shabbat or a holy day. You go in expecting holiness. You expect that the rabbi's sermon will inspire you; that you will have a spiritual experience and connect with God. But what if it's not ...

LA Chick-fil-A Locations a Target on National "Appreciation Day" for Chain ...
LA Chick-fil-A Locations a Target on National "Appreciation Day" for Chain ...

LA workers asked to stop watching Olympics online
LOS ANGELES — LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Olympics are so popular at City Hall that Los Angeles workers are being urged to pull the plug or risk a municipal computer meltdown. Randi Levin, chief technology officer for California's largest city, sent an ...

Remembering Gore Vidal at The Nation
Gore Vidal, who died last night here in Los Angeles, published 41 articles in The Nation magazine after his political conversion from right to left. (He ended up a partial believer in the conspiracy theory version of 9-11.) The magazine's Jon Wiener ...

Ni Hao the Stowaway Kitten From Shanghai Is Seeking Foster Parent
Ni Hao, a kitten who arrived at the Port of LA dirty and malnourished in a shipping container from China, is doing much better, Los Angeles County arnimal care officials said. He'll be ready for adoption in coming weeks. advertisement. Click Here! A ...

Radar L.A. Returns Next Year, Plus the Latest New Theater Reviews
Radar L.A., the festival of local and Pacific Rim performance troupes that performed last summer, has secured the funding to return to Los Angeles in September, 2013. This was confirmed by Olga Garay, Executive Director of L.A. city's Department of ...

Kropp: Querrey returning to form
Email this to a friend. Even before the first ball was struck at the 2012 Farmers Classic, there seemed little doubt Sam Querrey would take home his third championship at the popular ATP Tour event that has been played in Los Angeles for more than 80 ...

LA City Councilman Bill Rosendahl begins cancer treatment
L.A. City Councilman Bill Rosendahl said in an email and Twitter post Wednesday that he learned this week that he has cancer. He has begun treatment and plans to continue running for his third four-year City Council term. (Anne Cusack, Los Angeles ...

Batchelder tile prompts dreams of sweet future for LA building
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Dodgers lose 4-0 to Arizona in Victorino's debut
LOS ANGELES — LOS ANGELES (AP) - Shane Victorino finally got to play for the Dodgers, the team that signed him in 1999 but lost him twice in the Rule 5 draft. His homecoming wasn't all it was cracked up to be. Victorino was hitless in four at-bats ...

Jamie Varner is Looking to Make a Statement at UFC on FOX 4
Today, Respect Your Universe, Inc. (RYU) (OTCBB: RYUN), http://www.ryu.com/, is pleased to announce that top UFC Fighter Jamie Varner will be representing RYU at UFC on FOX Shogun vs. Vera on Saturday, August 4th. Getting underway in Los Angeles ...

What Impact Will Shane Victorino Have on the Los Angeles Dodgers?
News broke yesterday that Dominic Brown was getting the call up to the big leagues from AAA. Many speculated the move showed the sign that Shane Victorino was being shipped out, and he has done just that. Victorino will be packing his bags this morning ...

Los Angeles bullpen falters in loss to Rangers
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - With two chances to close out their main rival, Ernesto Frieri and a weary Los Angeles bullpen couldn't finish the deal. Elvis Andrus had a game-ending two-run single in the 10th inning, and the Texas Rangers rallied from six ...

Plan seeks co-guardian for Michael Jackson's kids
LOS ANGELES — LOS ANGELES (AP) - In the wake of a family dispute that spilled into the media, the living arrangements and guardianship of Michael Jackson's three children are expected to be determined by an upcoming court hearing. A lawyer ...

Planned Anna Drive march in Anaheim fizzles
Yesenia Rojas shouted at members of BAMN, who were planning a 2-mile march to City Hall to protest a police involved shooting on Anna Drive. Residents felt the group's presence was disrespectful. ROSE PALMISANO, THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER ...

Screen pals Caine, Freeman talk career longevity
LOS ANGELES — LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman shared only fleeting screen time in the Batman trilogy now concluded. In a recent interview, the two Oscar-winning actors had such warm, relaxed camaraderie that it's a shame ...

Los Angeles Map App by Caltrans Lets You Know Traffic Sucks in Real Time
No longer do you have to buy a crappy navigation device and suction-cup it to the wrong part of your windshield only to get stopped by cops for obstructing your driver's side view. Caltrans this week announced that it's helping to put TomTom out of ...

My back pages
Joel Bellman, formerly an award-winning radio reporter and editorial writer for the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, is a longtime journalism instructor for UCLA Extension and the communications deputy for county Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky. He submitted ...

Fighting for Territory in the Booming Stand-Up Paddle Business
As a kid growing up in Malibu, Christian Shubin eschewed the surf industry and all it stood for: commodifying something pure, selling it to the masses and giving everyone a little "slice of paradise." "It's part of the selfishness of surfing," he says ...

Schwarzenegger policy think tank planned at USC
ADVERTISEMENT. FROM REGISTER NEWS-SERVICE REPORTS. LOS ANGELES – USC announced Thursday the establishment of a think tank named after former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and dedicated to developing nonpartisan solutions to a ...

Character Actor John Finnegan Dies at 85
John Finnegan, a character actor who appeared in five films for John Cassavetes and a dozen episodes of Columbo starring Peter Falk, died Sunday at his home in Palm Desert, Calif., from pneumonia and complications of old age, his wife told the Los ...

Calif regulators pushed on San Onofre nuke probe
LOS ANGELES — LOS ANGELES (AP) - Consumer and environmental advocates pressured California regulators Thursday to open a probe into soaring costs tied to the damaged San Onofre nuclear power plant. At issue is who is going to pay a bill that has ...

Cops with Machine Guns: The Killing of Michael Nida
In October 2011, the police-related shooting death of unarmed man, Michael Nida, 31, raised serious questions about the state of policing in the city of Downey, California, a suburb of Los Angeles. Why did it raise questions? The father of four who ...

Dennis Zine: The case for eldercare in Woodland Hills
The case for eldercare in Woodland Hills. IN 2006, the Los Angeles City Council passed an ordinance to facilitate the processing of applications of eldercare facilities and allow for these facilities to be developed in low density residential areas. I ...


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