CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 2013 |
When Carmina Rosas visited her son's first-grade classroom, she got a lesson of her own. She learned that her 6-year-old, who attends New Open World Academy in Koreatown, could read 59 of the 96 "high-frequency" words he should have known by that time in the school year. She found out that to remain at grade level, her boy would need to know nearly three times as many words by the end of the year. To help him stay on track, Rosas was taught reading games they could play together.
November 20, 2013 |
More than $14 billion in child support was left unpaid to American parents in a single year - more than 1 out of every 3 dollars that were due, the U.S. Census Bureau announced Wednesday. Millions of parents are awarded child support every year, but getting it is another story. Fewer than half of eligible parents received all of the child support they were due in 2011, according to a newly released report based on the Current Population Survey. About a quarter got none. Most parents were granted support through formal legal agreements established by the courts or other government entities.
November 19, 2013 |
Carpinteria-based CKE Inc., known for the raunchy commercials and juicy burgers from its Carl's Jr. chain, will be sold to the owner of decidedly G-rated brands Cinnabon and Auntie Anne's. CKE, currently controlled by affiliates of New York private equity firm Apollo Global Management, will change hands to an affiliate of Roark Capital Group, a private equity firm in Atlanta. Roark's portfolio is stuffed with popular food brands such as Wingstop, Corner Bakery Cafe, Seattle's Best Coffee and Arby's.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 2013 |
Donald S. Maxwell, a retired financial executive who helped guide the Los Angeles Times and its former parent company, Times Mirror, through periods of unprecedented expansion, died Wednesday at his home in La Habra Heights. He was 83 and had pancreatic cancer, family members said. Maxwell joined The Times as controller in 1969 and later became the newspaper's vice president of finance. In 1982, he was named a vice president of Times Mirror, where he had a succession of financial responsibilities.
November 12, 2013 |
All the amenities of modern medicine are available at a new West Los Angeles hospital. There's 24-hour emergency care, a team of surgeons, psychology and physical therapy units, MRI and CT machines, one of the top oncologists in the country. Medical assistants busily roam the halls, soothing patients' fears with smiles, kind words or gentle touches. But they have to watch out: The patients can bite. They're dogs, cats and other pets being treated at the VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital, which at 42,000 square feet is the largest pet hospital west of the Mississippi River.
November 11, 2013 |
The Parents Television Council is thanking MTV for saving viewers from Miley Cyrus and her marijuana paraphernalia. The outrage-courting pop star appeared over the weekend at the European Music Awards in Amsterdam, where she opened her handbag onstage and lighted up a hand-rolled cigarette that looked a lot like a joint. At another point, she seemed to brandish a bong. But MTV spread weed-killer all over its U.S. broadcast of the event, making sure viewers didn't see any sign of the former "Hannah Montana" star seemingly taking a big toke.