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Warehouse lawsuit expanded to include Walmart; suit claims some workers not ...
Warehouse lawsuit expanded to include Walmart; suit claims some workers not ...

Documentary Tells "Overwhelming" Tale of the Central Park Five
Documentary Tells "Overwhelming" Tale of the Central Park Five. In 1989 five New York teenagers served time in prison for a brutal rape they didn't commit. It took years for their convictions to be overturned. Friday, Nov 30, 2012 | Updated 11:48 PM ...

Birther case against Oxy laughed out of court
obamaoxy.jpg The student news site at Occidental College says a lawsuit by Obama conspiracy-theorist Orly Taitz provided some eye-rolling amusement in the courtroom before it was tossed out by the judge. The suit sought to force Occidental to release ...

STANFORD 27, UCLA 24: Cardinal edge Bruins in Pac-12 football title game ...
STANFORD 27, UCLA 24: Cardinal edge Bruins in Pac-12 football title game ...

Cirque du Soleil's sudden pullout from Hollywood
iris2.jpg Many questions to sort out after Friday's unexpected announcement that Cirque du Soleil will shut down "Iris" on Jan. 19. Maybe it shouldn't have been so surprising - for months there have been signs that "Iris" was struggling (the discount ...

Supreme Court wading into LA County storm water case
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will hear a case from Los Angeles on Tuesday to decide for the first time who can be held responsible for polluted storm water that runs off city streets and into rivers and bays. The case arises from a long-running ...

Downtown LA residents voting on streetcar project
Voting will conclude Monday in a special election on a streetcar proposal in downtown Los Angeles. The proposal before downtown residents calls for an assessment district to be created to help finance the $125-million project. If it receives the two ...

Strike Shuts Down Terminals at Long Beach, LA Ports
SAN PEDRO, Calif. -- In a potentially hopeful sign, contract talks in the now 5-day-old strike at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach went all night Friday and into early Saturday morning. "Representatives of the harbor employers and [union ...

College Notebook: McClintick reaches goal in first year at USC
Freshman Danny McClintick has started every game for the UCLA men's water polo team this season. The Agoura High graduate helped the Bruins reach this weekend's National Collegiate Men's Water Polo Championships at USC. Once Danny McClintick ...

Win it like Beckham
Galaxy midfielder David Beckham (left) tries to score past Dynamo goalkeeper Tally Hall during the MLS Cup on Saturday in Carson. CARSON — Landon Donovan scored the tiebreaking goal on a penalty kick in the 65th minute, and David Beckham left MLS ...

Katzenberg, Spielberg attend Governors Awards
LOS ANGELES — LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tom Hanks. Quincy Jones. Kristen Stewart. Warren Beatty. Quentin Tarantino. George Lucas. Steven Spielberg. Kirk Douglas. Amy Adams. Richard Gere. These and other famous folks came to the film academy's ...

Los Angeles Auto Show part 4
The 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show is this weekend with a slew of introductions. I'll try and go through as many as I can with some color commentary: The first day was packed with so many debuts, previews and hyperbole, it nearly wore me out. The last ...

Play by Play
Dwight Howard played the first 621 games and eight seasons of his career with the Orlando Magic. He'll be competing against them for the first time Sunday night in Los Angeles. With Howard coming off his best game with his new team, the Lakers ...

Solace For The Other 49 States: It's (Not) Always Sunny In California
rain in los angeles It isn't always sunny in California. It only just seems that way for those of us who live in colder climes. On Thursday, it rained in Los Angeles. I swear, there was no sun or blue skies to be had anywhere. Before I travel anywhere ...

4 People Found Fatally Shot In Front Of Northridge Home
NORTHRIDGE (CBSLA.com) — Los Angeles Police Department confirmed four victims were shot to death in front of a Northridge home early Sunday morning. LAPD responded to a call at 4:25 a.m. in the 17000 block of Devonshire Street. “Right before 4:30 ...

LAX runway separation plan advances, over groups' objections
A controversial plan to separate the two northern runways at Los Angeles International Airport by 260 feet advanced last week when airport staff recommended the proposal for further environmental review over other runway options. The recommendation, if ...

Who should shape neighborhood councils? The debate intensifies
They've been dubbed "Starbucks stakeholders," derided as modern-day carpetbaggers because they vote in Los Angeles neighborhood council elections even if all they've bought in the area is a cup of coffee, rather than a house or a business. Although the ...

Howard's Free Throws, Lakers Effort to Blame for Loss to Magic
Covering the Lakers' Big Three of Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard and Steve Nash. Lakers. Howard's Free Throws, Lakers Effort to Blame for Loss to Magic. The Orlando Magic hung around late enough and took advantage of the Lakers at the right time to pull ...

Lois Goodman: "I Don't Think They Had Anyone Else to Blame"
In a surprise motion, prosecutors on Friday dropped murder charges against tennis umpire Lois Goodman Friday. But the motion for dismissal comes without prejudice, meaning it can be tried again. The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office and the ...

Rain, slick roads create perilous road conditions; big rig jackknifes and ...
Rain, slick roads create perilous road conditions; big rig jackknifes and ...

2012 College Football Rankings: Week 15 BCS, AP and USA Today Polls
In this day and age of sports media hyping up every big outing as the Game of the Millennium, most highly anticipated showdowns fail to live up to expectations. This Saturday's war between Alabama and Georgia was everything folks thought it had the ...

Four People Shot And Killed In Crowded Boarding Home
(CNS) The names of the two women and two men shot to death over the weekend at what may have been an unlicensed boarding home in Northridge were subject to a security hold today. The hold placed by the Los Angeles Police Department means the ...

Lacey To Be Sworn In As LA County DA
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The first-ever female and African-American District Attorney in Los Angeles County will be sworn in on Monday. KNX 1070′s Claudia Peschiutta reports Jackie Lacey is set to make history as the county's 42nd District Attorney ...

Politics and government
The final vote update from Los Angeles County has given Democrat Steve Fox a 145-vote lead over the presumed Republican victor, Ron Smith, in the 36th Assembly District. Smith led by 2,000 votes on the day after the Nov. 6 election and he says he will ...

Coast Guard officer from Redondo Beach killed intercepting panga near Santa ...
Coast Guard officer from Redondo Beach killed intercepting panga near Santa ...

Former Mets star Dykstra sentenced for federal bankruptcy fraud
Already serving a three-year state prison sentence for auto theft, former New York Mets star Lenny Dykstra was sentenced to an additional 61/2 months on Monday for federal bankruptcy fraud. Dykstra, who helped the Mets win the 1986 World Series, had ...

Animal Traffickers Continue to Operate Illegally in Fashion District
Animal Traffickers Continue to Operate Illegally in Fashion District. A longtime police officer who patrols the Fashion District said a $100 fine is too lenient a punishment to actually stop the black market business. By Ana Garcia and Robbi Peele ...

Downtown Streetcar Desire Heading For Reality In L.A.
Proponents claimed victory last night after the L.A. City Clerk reported that a special measure to fund the old-timey transportation was winning 73 percent in favor to 27 percent opposed with nearly 2 in 10 registered locals turning in their ballots ...

LA-Long Beach Port Strike Enters Second Week
(AP) Negotiators returned to the bargaining table Monday as a strike that has crippled operations at the nation's largest port complex entered its seventh day. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa demanded that both sides meet nonstop until they ...

The Soloist Second Unit Director Returns to Skid Row in a New Documentary
Lost Angels: Skid Row Is My Home begins with a point worth making: Skid Row doesn't actually appear on any maps of Los Angeles. This in spite of being a 50-block neighborhood just east of downtown. Described in the film by one resident as "third world ...


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