December 11, 2013 |
The City Section began league play on Wednesday, and North Hollywood came away with a 58-52 win over Grant in the East Valley League. Sean Fernandez, the son of first-year Coach Jose Fernandez, scored 21 points for the Huskies. Poly (6-0) defeated Monroe, 87-62. In the Coliseum League, Crenshaw defeated Manual Arts, 78-58. View Park defeated West Adams, 82-36. Chance Comanche had 24 points. In the Ventura County Classic, Jamani Spencer scored 18 points in Sierra Canyon's 69-39 win over Royal.
December 3, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - An immigration judge in Boston on Tuesday halted the deportation of President Obama's Kenyan-born uncle and granted him status as a legal permanent resident. Onyango Obama, half brother of the president's late father, came to the United States in 1963 from Kenya on a student visa that expired in 1970. He's been living in the country unlawfully ever since. "He's so happy to stay here because he loves this country," Margaret Wong, Onyango Obama's attorney, said in a telephone interview after the court hearing.
November 21, 2013 |
FAIRHOPE, Ala. - The state of Alabama can't rewrite a history shot through with hate and violence, but with the help of one determined woman it has added a postscript. On Thursday, Alabama's parole board pardoned the last of the long-dead Scottsboro Boys, nine black teenagers falsely accused of rape in 1931. Their case was monumental. It divided some residents here and united others, led to two landmark Supreme Court decisions, and precipitated the civil rights movement in the decades that followed.
November 18, 2013 |
MOSCOW -- A court in St. Petersburg ruled Monday that three Greenpeace activists arrested in the Arctic could be released on bail, but denied a similar request by an additional member of the environmental group. Those ordered released on $66,000 bail each included a Brazilian and two Russians, including a Moscow-based freelance photographer who was chronicling the Greenpeace expedition, according to Vladimir Chuprov, the head of the Greenpeace Arctic program. He said that Greenpeace intended to post the bail as soon as possible.
November 13, 2013 |
This post has been corrected. Please see below for details. Has the Autry National Center of the American West given taxpayers their money's worth on $10.5-million in federal and state grants received for its venerable Southwest Museum of the American Indian site in Mt. Washington? Not in the eyes of about two dozen protesters who gathered on the Southwest's doorstep Tuesday morning, chanting “Open these doors!” and holding signs with slogans such as “Where's our millions?
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November 6, 2013 |
SACRAMENTO - Stephen R. Glass, a former journalist whose fabrications for major magazines sparked a national furor, bent his head at times and reddened as he listened to members of the California Supreme Court suggest he was morally unfit to practice law. When he was in his 20s, Glass fabricated 42 articles for the New Republic, Rolling Stone and other magazines, concocting people, quotations and events in blistering stories that won him rave reviews...
October 30, 2013 |
"When I was in high school and first heard the piece I immediately fell in love with it. It was sexy, naughty and little dangerous. By the time I got to college, I had dismissed it as cheesy trash. Now that I am older, it's all of the above. " That's Grant Gershon, music director of the Los Angeles Master Chorale, summing up the paradox that is Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana. " The choir is performing the work for the 17th time in its 50-year history Saturday and Sunday at Walt Disney Concert Hall, along with the L.A. Children's Chorus and three soloists.
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October 14, 2013 |
California's community college system is considering a controversial effort to offer four-year degrees, a move designed to boost the number of students who graduate and are more prepared for the workforce. The change would require legislation authorizing junior colleges to grant baccalaureate degrees. Colleges would also need to seek additional accreditation as baccalaureate-granting institutions. Supporters argue that it would help to address shortages in workforce training and benefit students in rural areas without access to a four-year university.
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October 12, 2013 |
California bullet train officials, responding to a judge's ruling that the project has failed to comply with voter-imposed spending controls, argued Friday that they can use federal funds to begin construction of an initial 29-mile segment of Central Valley track. The state's high-speed rail agency asserted in a legal filing that using federal funds would not trigger restrictions imposed in 2008 on use of state bond money for the proposed $68-billion, Los Angeles-to-Bay Area high-speed train.
October 10, 2013 |
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Just when former Pakistani president and army chief Pervez Musharraf thought he was in the clear, he was hit with a new legal challenge Thursday when police arrested him in a case involving a 2007 crackdown on a pro-Taliban mosque in Islamabad. The latest judicial wrinkle came hours after Musharraf was released - at least in theory - having submitted about $19,500 in surety bonds to the Supreme Court after being granted...