September 22, 2013 |
Some view it as TV's biggest night. A few this year might call it the three-hour lead-in to the penultimate episode of "Breaking Bad. " Tomayto, tomahto. The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards are upon us! The sure-to-be twerk-free soiree in downtown Los Angeles will air on CBS at 5 p.m. PDT with host extraordinaire Neil Patrick Harris leading the carousel. It's a night when an online sensation is "House of Cards," not Rebecca Black. A night when the "Downton Abbey" folks freak us out with their modernity.
September 4, 2013 |
The mayor of Anaheim came away from Tuesday night's city council meeting convinced that Angels owner Arte Moreno is looking to leave the city the team has called home since 1966. But Angels President John Carpino said the team would use a three-year extension on the opt-out of its current stadium lease to explore ways to remain in Anaheim, not bolt. "Based on the city council's actions, we're hopeful a deal can be made and we can stay in Anaheim for many years to come," Carpino said before the Angels' 3-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday night.
August 26, 2013 |
FT. HOOD, Texas - When Angela Rivera and other Army wives heard there had been a shooting at this central Texas Army post four years ago, they immediately called their husbands' cellphones. No one answered. On Monday, as testimony began at the sentencing of the man convicted of murder in the Nov. 5, 2009, rampage, Rivera and other wives relived the uncertain hours of what many here call Five November. The shooting left 13 dead and more than 30 others wounded. At the time, Rivera had no way of knowing whether her husband, Maj. L. Eduardo Caraveo, was among the casualties.
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August 6, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO - Two hearing-impaired teenagers received another chance to pursue lawsuits against their Southern California school districts Tuesday for transcription services for classes. A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decided unanimously that lower courts had misapplied the law in ruling for the school districts and returned the cases to district judges for reconsideration. K.M., a student in the Tustin Unified School District in Orange County, and D.H., a student in the Poway Unified School District in San Diego County, sued after they said they were denied a trained stenographer to provide real-time captioning of conversations on computer monitors.
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June 18, 2013 |
KERMAN, Calif. - "Look, look," said Marvin Horne, squinting in the sun as he showed his wife a small bunch of Thompson seedless grapes just plucked from his lush green vines. He took the tiniest bite out of one and made a face. "We're about two months away. " In late August, when the grapes ripen, Marvin and Laura Horne will pick the fruit, lay it to dry on 2-by-3-foot sheets of white paper and like a thousand other farmers in the San Joaquin Valley, pray against rain as the crop slowly shrivels into raisins.
June 17, 2013 |
Fifty percent of the proceeds from the sale of four items of Kobe Bryant memorabilia sold at auction next month will benefit the the Bully Project, an anti-bullying campaign that seeks to create a culture of empathy. The items are Bryant's 2000 NBA All-Star game ring, two of his game-worn high school uniforms and his 1996 Magic Roundball Classic All-Star medallion and ribbon. The Bully Project is an offshoot of the award-winning film "Bully," which sparked national interest in the issue of kids tormenting each other.
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June 13, 2013 |
California's bullet train agency won a key legal ruling Thursday, obtaining an exemption from regulatory oversight by the federal Surface Transportation Board for construction of the first segment of the rail system that would run 220 mph trains from Los Angeles to San Francisco. The ruling is among several barriers it has successfully navigated in the long-sought start of construction, though the state still must secure a deal with powerful freight railroads, obtain a key permit from the Army Corps of Engineers and prevail in a lawsuit that alleges the rail plan violates a 2008 voter-approved bond measure.
May 8, 2013 |
When the upcoming comedy "The Hangover Part III" wrapped production in January, Warner Bros. was left with tons of used plywood, joists, furniture, faux brick and other materials from the film set. But instead of hauling the leftovers to the landfill, the studio donated the items - enough to fill 10 truckloads - to the charitable organization Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles, to be sold in Habitat's stores in Gardena and Norwalk....
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April 22, 2013 |
A federal judge has refused to dismiss a civil rights lawsuit against the Beverly Hills Police Department, forcing investigators to reveal evidence against a man they suspect killed his wife. The suit by Gary Klein, 59, charges that Beverly Hills detectives harassed him and tried to implicate him in his wife's death, repeatedly searching his house and interviewing his aged parents, his young sons and the mothers of his children's classmates. Klein's wife, Rina, 41, died in a hospital in 2009 after suffering seizures at home.
April 19, 2013 |
The heirs of the Budapest-based Jewish banker Baron Mor Lipot Herzog have cleared a major legal hurdle in their decades-long quest to force Hungary to return dozens of artworks from Herzog's collection that were looted during World War II. In 2010, Herzog's great-grandson David de Csepel of Altadena led his family in suing Hungary and three of its museums for the return of more than 40 artworks valued at $100 million, including masterpieces by...