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June 7, 2013 | By Hector Becerra
Dave Munoz is proud of his East Los Angeles neighborhood. “This is where they caught him,” the 20-year-old college student said Friday. “They caught him on my street. Richard Ramirez. My neighbors caught him.” Hubbard Street is where Richard “The Night Stalker” Ramirez's murderous rampage finally came to an end, at the hands of neighbors who beat and captured him as he tried to steal two cars and assaulted a woman.  The capture and arrest of Ramirez turned Hubbard Street into a street of "heroes.
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April 25, 2014 | By Richard Winton
Surveillance video obtained by detectives investigating Justin Bieber allegedly shows him high-fiving friends moments after eggs were thrown at his ex-neighbor's house in Calabasas, an investigator wrote in an affidavit. Los Angeles County prosecutors are considering whether to charge the 20-year-old Canadian-born recording artist with felony vandalism after a neighbor reported the eggs caused several thousand dollars in permanent damage to his home. Bieber, through his attorney, has denied any wrongdoing.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 2009 | Seema Mehta and Martha Groves
The body of 75-year-old man sat decomposing on his Marina del Rey balcony for days because neighbors thought the lifeless figure was part of a Halloween display and didn't call police. Mostafa Mahmoud Zayed had apparently been dead since Monday with a single gunshot wound to one eye. He was slumped over a chair on the third-floor balcony of his apartment on Bora Bora Way, said cameraman Austin Raishbrook, who owns RMG News and was on the scene Thursday when authorities were alerted to the body.
OPINION
April 23, 2014 | By Jaak Treiman, Juris Bunkis and Daiva Navarrette
After Russia's recent actions in Ukraine, it's no surprise that other countries bordering Russia are wondering where they stand on Vladimir Putin's shopping list. That they are on the list is a given. Article 61 of Russia's Constitution promises that "the Russian Federation shall guarantee its citizens defense and patronage beyond its boundaries. " In other words, Russia shall protect any Russian citizen who is mistreated while outside Russia. On its face, Article 61 may seem reasonable.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 2013 | By Kate Mather and Ari Bloomekatz
Joseph Gatto was a fixture in the quiet Silver Lake neighborhood he had long called home. Friends knew the 78-year-old father of state Assemblyman Mike Gatto as an easy person to talk to, a well-liked artist who spent decades teaching at schools across Los Angeles. He was a patriarch - not just to his close-knit family, but to a vast community of artists, former students and neighbors. So when news spread Thursday that Gatto had been shot dead in his home the previous night, those who knew him said it didn't make sense.
NEWS
November 14, 2012 | By Bob Secter, Tribune reporter
In the closing days of his vice-presidential run, Paul D. Ryan sought to connect with voters in small- and medium-sized towns across Ohio by repeatedly telling them how much their community had in common with his own hometown of Janesville, Wis. Now, post-election, the Wisconsin congressman is blaming his Republican ticket loss with presidential contender Mitt Romney on a huge turnout of urban voters for President Obama. One flaw in that analysis may be that election results indicate the Romney-Ryan ticket didn't exactly connect with the voters back in Janesville, either.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2014 | By A Times Staff Writer
Neighbors of the man who a magazine claimed is the creator of Bitcoin said they were surprised by the attention focused on him. Reporters converged on the Temple City home of Satoshi Nakamoto after a Newsweek story claimed he was the creator of the controversial currency.  Neighbors said they were surprised at the attention surrounding Nakamoto. "I don't see him too often," said Stanley Huang, 28, who lives across the street. The one time they interacted, he said, was when Huang parked his car in front of Nakamoto's house and Nakamoto came out to ask him to move it. Neighbor Evelyn Koskie told the San Gabriel Valley Tribune:  “I just found out about it on the Internet.
OPINION
August 11, 2009
Colombian President Alvaro Uribe set out on a tour of South America last week to reassure his counterparts that the looming U.S. military buildup in his country poses no threat to them. But it's not just Uribe who needs to be soothing and -- dare we employ one of President Obama's favorite words -- transparent. Washington too should be working hard to quell the fears it has raised in the region. Details of an agreement giving U.S. personnel access to Colombian military bases are not finalized, but the United States is expected have a significant presence at three air bases and two naval bases, greatly increasing its capability to monitor not only local drug traffickers but neighboring countries.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
"That Awkward Moment" star Zac Efron had, ahem, one of those himself when he got into a scuffle with at least one homeless person early Sunday after he and a friend found themselves stranded in downtown Los Angeles. No arrests were made, but the incident comes at a time when the 26-year-old former "High School Musical" heartthrob would presumably rather be basking in the early buzz for his comedy "Neighbors," which opens May 9 from Universal. In the raunchy, R-rated film, Efron plays a hard-partying fraternity leader who feuds with Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne's young married couple, and reviews out of the SXSW film festival this month were very good.
OPINION
February 16, 2009
Re "Expansion of museum opposed by neighbors," Feb. 9 Simon Wiesenthal advocated human rights. So why is the Museum of Tolerance violating the rights of its immediate neighbors by pushing forward with an ill-advised expansion? Is it institutional arrogance? Clearly the museum has lost sight of its responsibility to Holocaust survivors and its neighbors. Los Angeles must protect nearby residents from the effects of the increased traffic, noise and inconvenience to their daily lives.
NATIONAL
April 20, 2014 | By John M. Glionna
LAS VEGAS - Deep beneath Lake Mead, a 23-foot-tall tunnel-boring machine grinds through stubborn bedrock in a billion-dollar effort to make sure water continues flowing to this thirsty resort city. For six years, the Southern Nevada Water Authority has been building an intake straw below the reservoir's two existing pipes. Due for completion in fall 2015, critics say it may not provide a long-term solution. An ongoing drought and the Colorado River's stunted flow have shrunk Lake Mead to its lowest level in generations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 2014 | By Los Angeles Times staff
The San Jose baby that was found dead hours after a distracted father accidentally left the child strapped in an SUV was just a few feet from where neighbors said they were working on a car and damaged sidewalk. The father, who authorities have not identified, had parked his car Wednesday morning on Payne Avenue with the 9-month-old strapped in a car seat and went about his workday until he came back to find the baby about 7:15 p.m., authorities said. The baby was pronounced dead at the scene.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 2014 | By Scott Gold
A tribe is preparing to invest more than $100 million in an expansion and upgrade of its Vegas-style casino in the Santa Ynez Valley, tripling the size of its hotel and opening the door to negotiations that could lead to a greater footprint in California's $7-billion Indian gambling industry. But word of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians' expansion plan has ratcheted up tension and distrust between the Native Americans and some of their neighbors in Santa Barbara County. "It's huge - a huge expansion," said Robert F. Field, a local resident.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 2014 | By Martha Groves and Laura J. Nelson
No tunnel has yet been bored. No station has been built. Not a single track has been laid. But even the most preliminary work on the long-awaited Westside subway appears to be rousing the latent forces of Not in My Back Yard. In Windsor Village, a homeowner who lives next to a construction staging area awoke at 3 a.m. one morning to the yells of workers and the beep-beep-beep of backing trucks. Now his breakfast room looks out on a 2 1/2-story sound wall hastily erected to contain the noise.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
"That Awkward Moment" star Zac Efron had, ahem, one of those himself when he got into a scuffle with at least one homeless person early Sunday after he and a friend found themselves stranded in downtown Los Angeles. No arrests were made, but the incident comes at a time when the 26-year-old former "High School Musical" heartthrob would presumably rather be basking in the early buzz for his comedy "Neighbors," which opens May 9 from Universal. In the raunchy, R-rated film, Efron plays a hard-partying fraternity leader who feuds with Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne's young married couple, and reviews out of the SXSW film festival this month were very good.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 2014 | By Matt Stevens
A San Pedro man was sentenced Tuesday to four years in state prison after prosecutors say he was caught on camera climbing a backyard fence and sexually assaulting a neighboring family's dog. Christopher Caceres, 22, pleaded guilty to one count each of cruelty to an animal and first-degree burglary, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. In a statement, prosecutors said that from August to November 2013, a family reported their dog would continuously yelp at night.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 1990
Myron Levin's article Oct. 8 reveals more alarming facts about the unregulated actions of Valley manufacturers that may be threatening the health of their residential neighbors. The Marquardt Co. of Van Nuys was cited in that article as the eighth greatest releaser of toxic emissions in the Valley. Now as this same company is applying for a "standard operating permit" to store and treat hazardous wastes at a location that contains nine schools within a two-mile radius and is adjacent to residential areas, it is time for the community to be told the truth.
NATIONAL
June 6, 2010 | By Michael Haederle, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Val Kilmer plays a ponytailed villain in "MacGruber," the comedy film based on a "Saturday Night Live" skit, but lately he seems to have been cast as a real-life bad guy by neighbors in this rural mountain community. Aggrieved by a planning board's decision permitting Kilmer to rent out guesthouses on his 5,300-acre ranch, the neighbors charged that he had denied locals access to fishing holes in the nearby Pecos River and made ethnically insulting comments in magazine interviews.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 20, 2014 | By Ed Stockly
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of March 16-22, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES Last Man Standing When Boyd (Flynn Morrison) starts having behavior problems at school, a counselor suggests he be medicated for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder - which Mike and Ryan (Tim Allen, Jordan Masterson) object to. Molly Ephraim, Nancy Travis and Kaitlyn Dever also star.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 2014 | By Jessica Garrison
Furious residents confronted state officials at a community meeting Wednesday night to discuss the high levels of lead found in the backyards of homes near a Vernon battery recycling plant. "We've been hearing the same junk over and over and over," said Robert Cabrales, an organizer with the environmental justice group Communities for a Better Environment. "When are we going to see cleanup in our communities?" The meeting came one week after state officials announced that soil testing had revealed elevated levels of lead in the soil at homes and a park north and south of the Exide Technologies plant.
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