November 14, 2013 |
A U.S. Airways flight was canceled after passengers protested that a blind man and his seeing-eye dog had been kicked off Wednesday evening, according to the airline and local media reports. Albert Rizzi, who lives in Long Island , N.Y., said the trouble began after he boarded the flight from Philadelphia to Long Island's MacArthur Airport and the seat in front of his didn't have stowage space for his guide dog, Doxy. A flight attendant insisted that Doxy stay under a seat, and other passengers offered their spaces.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 2013 |
The tiny congregation in Los Feliz looked long and hard for a new pastor - someone joyful and brave, committed and kind, welcoming to all and unwilling to talk down to any. Pretty much from its founding in 1905, Mount Hollywood Congregational Church has charted its own course: integrating early, protesting injustice often, trying hard to change the world for the better. Its 50 or so active members, while diverse in age, ethnicity and background, are very much in sync in their spiritual style.
November 6, 2013 |
The sun beat down on protesters, policemen and curious shoppers alike as a crowd of roughly 100 people gathered outside the Wal-Mart in Paramount on Wednesday to call for better wages for store employees. The event was planned by several labor groups, including Our Walmart and the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy. Organizers called it a precursor to the holidays and accused Wal-Mart of paying low wages and manipulating workers' schedules in retaliation for labor activism. They said roughly 20 workers were on strike from six Southern California stores; other participants included employees on their days off and a large contingent of Northern California workers who were bused down.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 2013 |
Four days after Calabasas High School teacher Brian Ludmer was wounded in the Los Angeles International Airport shooting rampage, students walked out of classes to protest gun violence. He was shot in the leg during Friday's shooting but is in good condition at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, officials said. “We know he's going through a lot and needs a lot of donations because his medical bills are really rising quickly,” Calabasas High student Sam Kaufman told KTLA-TV . PHOTOS: Calabasas students protest gun violence Describing his reaction to news of the shooting, Kaufman said: “It was really scary because how much more close to home could it get?
November 4, 2013 |
CAIRO -- The trial of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi opened Monday but swiftly went into recess because Morsi, confined in a defendant's cage, refused to wear a prison-issued jumpsuit as ordered by the judge, Egyptian state television reported. The former leader was flown from a secret location on Monday to a heavily fortified Cairo court complex, marking the start of his trial on charges of incitement to commit murder. Chants erupted inside the closed courtroom upon Morsi's arrival, and the judge threatened to halt the proceedings if order was not restored, the private CBC channel reported.
November 2, 2013 |
A plan to double film permit fees on public lands has produced a rare moment of bipartisanship in Washington. Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-Los Angeles) joined more than 50 other representatives from both sides of the aisle this week, sending a letter to the U.S. Department of Interior and Department of Agriculture requesting that fees for filming on public lands not be increased. The departments, squeezed by budget cuts, are considering a plan that would double filming fees. On the set: movies and TV Cardenas and a bipartisan group of representatives contend the higher fees would drive more production out of the country.