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November 23, 2012 | By Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times
Moeller doesn't expect the height limits to be repealed "because people around the world would protest, just as they would if someone came up and said, 'I want to build a skyscraper along the Champs-Elysees.'" WASHINGTON - It blocked views. It shut out sunlight. The "great size" of the 12-story Cairo apartment building so angered the people of Washington, D.C., back in the 1890s that Congress eventually enacted a law that dramatically shaped the landscape of the nation's capital.
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April 2, 2014 | By Victoria Kim
After Maria de Jesus Arroyo was pronounced dead of cardiac arrest in the summer of 2010, her husband and children said their goodbyes and left her in the hands of hospital staff. When they saw her next at the funeral, her nose was broken and she had gashes and bruises on her face - injuries too severe to be covered up, despite the morticians' best efforts. The outraged family sued the hospital, White Memorial Medical Center in Boyle Heights, believing the hospital had mishandled the 80-year-old woman's body.
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February 25, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Tommy Lee is getting married again: The rocker has popped the question to girlfriend Sofia Toufa. The founding M o tley Cr u e drummer and Toufa, a Greek-German singer, announced their engagement Monday on Twitter.  "There comes a time in a mans life when you just know your partner is for LIFE!!" the 51-year-old  wrote . "Say hello to my fiancé and soon to be wife @SOFIofficial" PHOTOS: Celebrity weddings & engagements of 2014 Toufa, 30, who goes by the stage name SOFI, cutely dubbed herself  "something that rhymes with Beyonce!
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March 29, 2014 | By Ken Schwencke, Paloma Esquivel and Louis Sahagun
A shallow magnitude 4.1 earthquake was reported Saturday afternoon one mile from Rowland Heights, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 2:32 p.m. at a depth of 5.6 miles. (It was originally reported as a 4.4 magnitude.) Updated at 2:40 p.m. The quake was centered not far from the epicenter of Friday's 5.1 temblor in La Habra. There have been more than a hundred aftershocks since then, but this one was the largest. Saturday's quake was felt across a large area of Southern California.
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March 20, 2003
Under Steven Mirkin's idea, my 5-foot girlfriend would be upfront and I would be, at 6 feet 4, in the back of the crowd ("Taking the Short View," March 13). What a great night out! We get to share our experience in the parking lot after the concert. I guess you want the Rose Parade watchers to line up by height so everyone gets a great view of the floats. Please go buy "Short People" by Randy Newman and get over it. Steven David Laguna Niguel I have also been frustrated by the fleshy wall of towering concertgoers that inevitably springs up around the front of the stage and, without fail, stand directly in front of me. However, at 5 feet 11, I have, more often than not, been the target of sighing height-challenged fans straining in vain on tiptoes behind me to get a glimpse of their heroes.
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October 1, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Country singer Kimberly Perry is engaged! The lead singer of the group the Band Perry is now betrothed to J.P. Arencibia, lead catcher for the Toronto Blue Jays, after he proposed to her Monday night, according to the Tennessean. Arencibia popped the question with an emerald cut diamond engagement ring in the neighborhood of 3 carats, designed by a friend in Chicago. Perry wasn't sure about its exact size. PHOTOS: 50 most beautiful female celebrities But it's the proposal that has everyone swooning.
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May 26, 1989 | BOB POOL, Times Staff Writer
Developers of a three-story condominium project under construction in Woodland Hills may have to tear off part of the roof to make the $7.5-million structure comply with zoning laws, Los Angeles officials said Thursday. But whether the building will actually have to be lowered won't be decided before June 6, when city planning commissioners discuss how the height should be measured, officials said. The height of the 24-unit condominium project has been debated since March, when neighboring homeowners complained that the hilltop structure is too tall to meet a 45-foot height restriction imposed on the site 10 years ago by the city.
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November 8, 2013 | By Jamie Wetherbe
Sephora has pulled a un-PC shade of lipstick from its shelves -- and it wasn't the color that was controversial. The cosmetics giant this week removed "Celebutard," a pinky-beige hue from the Kat Von D lipstick line, following complaints from disability advocates and upset consumers. The name, which refers to vapid celebrities (often of the reality TV star variety), also references "retard. " "People with disabilities are the last to benefit from what some might call 'political correctness,' and what I would call basic human decency," Kim Stagliano, managing editor of Age of Autism, wrote in a Huffington Post blog.
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March 6, 2014 | Emily Alpert Reyes
Homeowner groups from areas spanning the Santa Monica Mountains are accusing the Los Angeles City Council of undercutting hillside building restrictions by allowing a Bel-Air home to exceed height limits by nearly 40%. "Little by little, they are dismantling" hillside development limits enacted three years ago, said Marian Dodge, president of the nonprofit Federation of Hillside and Canyon Assns. The latest flare-up in the long-standing battle over hillside construction, encompassing some of Los Angeles' priciest neighborhoods, centers on a home proposed for Bellagio Road in Bel-Air.
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October 14, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Rose McGowan is a now a Mrs.! The "Charmed" alum married artist Davey Detail in Los Angeles on Saturday, her rep told People, in a "romantic and ethereal" ceremony on the lawn of the Paramour Mansion. McGowan, 40, and Detail were wed by a rabbi in an outdoor ceremony under a chuppah. Sixty guests were in attendance, the mag said. The bride wore a corseted strapless gown from Monique Lhullier. The A-line silk confection was draped with Chantilly lace and tulle. She also wore a chapel-length tulle veil and Jimmy Choo shoes.
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March 24, 2014 | By Amy Hubbard
Dorothy Height, an icon for civil rights as well as women's rights, is celebrated with a Google doodle today on what would have been her 102nd birthday. If you said "Dorothy who?" this is for you.  Height stood on the same stage as Martin Luther King Jr. as he told of his dream, was often the lone woman at strategy sessions during the peak of the civil rights struggle, and for 40 years was " laser-focused " on advancing the rights of African American women. PHOTOS: Remembering the March on Washington But Height was " not nearly as well known as her male contemporaries," as her 2010 L.A. Times obituary notes.
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March 17, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Country singer Jason Aldean is reportedly dating Brittany Kerr, the woman he cheated on his wife with in 2012. Well, at least they're trying to make a real go of it, right? Aldean, 37, last April filed for divorce from Jessica Ussery, his wife of almost 12 years, and has been dating Kerr since, Us Weekly reported Monday. PHOTOS: Celebrity splits of 2014 Kerr, a former "American Idol" contestant and NBA cheerleader, was photographed backstage in the wings at one of Aldean's concerts on Friday, TMZ reported . She was also spotted at his Jan. 10 Austin concert, the site said.
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March 16, 2014 | By Teresa Watanabe
The two schools are a two-minute drive apart in similarly low-income, largely immigrant neighborhoods. But to hear students tell it, the two places might as well be different planets. Lincoln High School in Lincoln Heights, located on the edge of Chinatown in a hilly area of Victorian dwellings and low-rent apartments, is home to 29,000 residents, mostly Latino and Asian. The Academy of Environmental and Social Policy is a small campus affiliated with Roosevelt High School in Boyle Heights, an enclave of 91,000 mostly Mexican American residents, small businesses and a burgeoning arts scene.
BUSINESS
March 15, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
The John Arnholt Smith Hacienda, with its classic walled courtyard design, an olive orchard and an aviary, sits on what was once part of an early ranch. Handcrafted masonry, heavy timbers and wide corridors evoke the look of the California missions. Location: 760 Via Miguel, La Habra Heights 90631 Asking price: $3 million Year built: 1936 Architect: Cliff May House size: Four bedrooms, five bathrooms, 4,664 square feet Lot size: 2.4 acres Features: Library/study, wine cellar, breakfast area, service entrance, detached four-car garage, lawn, gardens, patios, swimming pool, mountain, city and ocean views About the area: Last year, 554 single-family homes sold in the 90631 ZIP Code at a median price of $425,000, according to DataQuick.
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March 15, 2014 | By Jason Song, This post has been corrected. See note at the bottom for details.
Authorities are searching for four children who were abducted Friday from their grandmother's home in Boyle Heights. An Amber Alert was issued by the California Highway Patrol at 4:50 a.m. Saturday after the four children were taken from a home in the 1400 block of North Indiana Street. The children, two boys ages 7 and 5, and twin 1-year-old girls, were being cared for by their maternal grandmother when their parents abducted them around 12:30 p.m. Friday, according to Los Angeles Police Department officials.
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March 6, 2014 | Emily Alpert Reyes
Homeowner groups from areas spanning the Santa Monica Mountains are accusing the Los Angeles City Council of undercutting hillside building restrictions by allowing a Bel-Air home to exceed height limits by nearly 40%. "Little by little, they are dismantling" hillside development limits enacted three years ago, said Marian Dodge, president of the nonprofit Federation of Hillside and Canyon Assns. The latest flare-up in the long-standing battle over hillside construction, encompassing some of Los Angeles' priciest neighborhoods, centers on a home proposed for Bellagio Road in Bel-Air.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 17, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Country singer Jason Aldean is reportedly dating Brittany Kerr, the woman he cheated on his wife with in 2012. Well, at least they're trying to make a real go of it, right? Aldean, 37, last April filed for divorce from Jessica Ussery, his wife of almost 12 years, and has been dating Kerr since, Us Weekly reported Monday. PHOTOS: Celebrity splits of 2014 Kerr, a former "American Idol" contestant and NBA cheerleader, was photographed backstage in the wings at one of Aldean's concerts on Friday, TMZ reported . She was also spotted at his Jan. 10 Austin concert, the site said.
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January 15, 2014 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
After bringing his shimmering brand of old-school pizazz to the Super Bowl, Bruno Mars will head back out on the road. The performer will launch the next leg of his current Moonshine Jungle tour with a 40-date trek across North America. Pharrell , who coolly ruled 2013 and has a slot at Coachella this year, is s et to support Mars on a handful of dates. Aloe Blacc , whose star power go t a jolt of lightning courtesy of Avicii's “Wake Me Up,” will largely support Mars on the road.
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March 3, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores
Authorities are investigating a dead body discovered Monday in Lincoln Heights along the Los Angeles River. The body, reported to authorities at about 7:20 a.m., was on the riverbed near the 1700 block of North Spring Street, said Los Angeles police Officer Rosario Herrera. The victim's gender had not yet been determined, Herrera said. The Los Angeles Fire Department, along with L.A. County sheriff's and coroner's officials, was assisting the LAPD with the investigation. ALSO: California storms did little to ease drought conditions Video shows huge wave crashing into Santa Barbara restaurant Disney to cut funding to Boy Scouts over ban on gay adult leaders adolfo.flores@latimes.com Twitter: @AdolfoFlores3
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March 3, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores
Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a 21-year-old man whose body was discovered Monday morning alongside the Los Angeles River in Lincoln Heights. The body, found facedown in the riverbed near the 1700 block of North Spring Street, was reported to police about 7:20 a.m., said coroner's and LAPD officials. It was identified as Pearson Kim Taing of Los Angeles. The cause of death has not been determined, said L.A. County Department of Coroner Lt. Larry Dietz. Sgt. Barry Montgomery of the Los Angeles Police Department said detectives don't know if Taing was the person reported to have fallen into the river near Fletcher Drive during the weekend storm.
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