CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 2013 |
Detectives were seeking help from the public Wednesday in tracking down a man who raped a girl in Altadena as she was walking home from school. The girl, whose age was not disclosed, was attacked by the man in the 2500 block of north Fair Oaks after he approached her from behind, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. The man forced the girl into his car, parked behind a business and attacked her Feb. 27, department officials said in a statement. He is described at Latino with black hair and medium build.
November 26, 2012 |
BEIRUT - First his parents' home in eastern Syria was reduced to rubble, followed by his father's pharmacy. Then Melad received a call last month informing him that his own apartment in a Damascus suburb had been obliterated by a bomb unleashed by a MiG jet. By then, he had become inured to the sense of loss. "I got to the point that when I would hear of another of our properties destroyed, I started laughing," said Melad, a computer engineer who now helps with the humanitarian effort in Syria.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 2012 |
School buses are likely to keep rolling for now, as the Legislature on Thursday restored $248 million for home-to-school transportation that was particularly crucial for small and rural school districts that need to take students across long distances. Gov. Jerry Brown, who eliminated the school busing money as of January after state revenues fell short of projections, has indicated that he supports the move. Educators throughout California had mobilized against the midyear elimination of all busing money, arguing that it would hit hardest remote districts such as Death Valley, which spends about $3,400 per student, compared to $26 or less for many suburban districts.
November 7, 2011 |
Willow Shawl doesn't like to draw attention to her Type 1 diabetes. If a stranger asks about the insulin pump clipped to her jeans, the 10-year-old will say it's an iPod. Sometimes she'll forgo checking her blood-sugar levels to avoid the stares of her classmates as she pricks her finger. So for a while in third grade, when she started coming home from school with unusually high blood-sugar levels, her parents suspected she was slacking in her daily routine, even though Willow insisted otherwise.
September 22, 2011 |
What passes for an epiphany in most movies is hardly profound — "The Hangover" guys remember where they lost somebody, or Green Lantern realizes that true power does not necessarily reside in his glowing ring. The transformations in "Machine Gun Preacher" and "Dolphin Tale," both opening Friday, aim to be more spiritually and personally profound, and the filmmakers behind both new titles hope to attract a large number of religious moviegoers. Two years ago, the inspirational football tale "The Blind Side" resonated with religious audiences and became a blockbuster, grossing more than $255 million in domestic release.
April 7, 2011 |
It is where John F. Kennedy won the 1960 Democratic presidential nomination and where basketball once ruled — the Lakers, Clippers, Bruins and Trojans all called it home for a time. The NHL's Kings did too. And it once was a rock cathedral Bruce Springsteen hailed as "the joint that don't disappoint. " Yet even as the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena moves inexorably toward demolition, its oblong roofline still framed by that blazing candy-green ribbon of light, UCLA basketball will soon be back inside its doors.