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Six public school districts near the border have done an inadequate job of verifying the residency of their students, in one case apparently admitting hundreds of youngsters who cross over each day from Mexico, according to a series of audits by state Controller Gray Davis. In releasing the reports this week, Davis stressed that the issue was California residency, not citizenship. State law, he said, requires districts to verify residency of all students and to collect tuition from those residing out of state, whether they come "from Nevada, Oregon--or Mexico."
April 11, 2014 | By Lisa Boone
Architect Stiles O. Clements had a knack for designing lavish buildings - the Spanish Colonial Revival El Capitan Theater, the Adamson House and the Art Deco Wiltern Theatre among them. Beginning Sunday, architecture buffs can go inside one of Clements' more low-key residential designs as the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts stages its latest design house in Pasadena. As always, design trends are on display. Twenty-five designers have transformed the 1915 English Arts and Crafts estate while retaining the home's warm spirit.
May 22, 1999 | From Associated Press
It was a great twist on Haight-Ashbury hippie history--the house where drug-plagued rocker Janis Joplin once lived was being turned into a drug rehab center. Just one problem--she really lived in the house next door. The San Francisco Chronicle told the dramatic story Thursday, complete with corroboration from such '60s musical luminaries as Country Joe McDonald, who was Joplin's beau back then and briefly lived with her in the Lyon Street house--whichever one it was.
April 11, 2014 | By Vincent Bevins
RIO DE JANEIRO - As the 2014 World Cup tournament nears, efforts to reform Rio de Janeiro's police forces remain, like many of the Brazilian soccer stadiums themselves, a work in progress. Seeking to improve public safety, police have established a permanent presence in many of the city's slums, and attempted to replace sporadic, war-like operations against criminals with numbers-based community policing. Now, some of the city's slums, known as favelas , are considered safe for tourists.
January 10, 2014 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Britney Spears has just started luring younger crowds to her recently launched Las Vegas spectacle inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. But the pop star is about to gain some new neighbors at a smaller venue nearby. The Jacksons have inked a residency deal with Planet Hollywood that will see them perform 40 concerts, promoters for the show announced on Thursday.  The group was tapped as the next act to anchor the hotel's "RockTellz & CockTails” concert series. They are scheduled to make their debut Feb. 20. CRITICS' PICKS: What to watch, where to go, what to eat RockTellz & CockTails is pegged as a “high-energy, one-of-a-kind live show” built around a concert and “intimate, personal stories.
March 18, 2001
Re "Residency Questions Prod Hayden to Leave Guest House," March 13. It's apparent that, by moving into his campaign coordinator's home--as opposed to her guest house, which he used to establish his 5th District "residency"--[Tom] Hayden is providing the answer to our city's housing crunch: house-sharing. His wife and child must be proud, wherever they're living. JILLIAN TYSON Los Angeles
January 2, 2013 | By Brian Bennett, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - Illegal immigrants who are immediate relatives of American citizens will have an easier path to permanent residency under a new Obama administration rule that could affect as many as 1 million of the estimated 11 million people unlawfully in the United States. The rule issued Wednesday by the Department of Homeland Security aims to reduce the time illegal immigrants are separated from their U.S. families while seeking legal status, officials said. Beginning March 4, illegal immigrants who can demonstrate that time apart from an American spouse, child or parent would create "extreme hardship" can apply for a visa without leaving the United States.
February 24, 2014 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Ask and ye shall receive. At least when it comes to authors and Amtrak. Amtrak has launched a still-unstructured writers residency program thanks to an offhanded remark by Alexander Chee and some impassioned pleas on Twitter. In a PEN Ten interview that posted Dec. 23, Chee, author of the forthcoming novel "The Queen of the Night," said that trains are his favorite place to write. He then commented, "I wish Amtrak had residencies for writers. " Not two months later and Amtrak does.
April 9, 2011
After successful residencies in the New York area in December and January, Prince is setting up an extended stay in L.A. — and attempting to upstage Coachella (April 15-17) in the process. The singer dialed into "Lopez Tonight" on Thursday to announce he would be kicking off a 21-night run, beginning at the Forum and continuing on at venues to be announced later. The L.A. residency will kick off April 14 with backing band the New Power Generation and "a whole gang of special guests," Prince teased.
January 14, 2014 | By August Brown
Dance music's newest Member of the Order of the British Empire will now be holding court in Hollywood for a monthly residency. Pete Tong, the influential U.K. DJ and broadcaster, recently relocated to L.A. to further his myriad dance music projects in America. Now that roster includes a monthly installment of his "All Gone Pete Tong" residency series at Sound nightclub , which kicks off Jan. 24. The first night will feature the excellent neo-house guests Benoit & Sergio, with Lee Foss' Modern Amusement joining for a Feb. 14 edition.
April 6, 2014 | By Cindy Carcamo
ALBUQUERQUE - When Wynema and Michael Gonzagowski moved to town about two years ago, family and friends warned them about what they described as the heavy-handed tactics and aggressive attitude of Albuquerque police. At first the couple brushed off the warnings, saying things couldn't be as bad as what they had experienced in Los Angeles in the LAPD's Rampart Division, which became infamous for corruption in its anti-gang unit in the 1990s. But the Gonzagowskis, like others here, began to grow suspicious of their Police Department.
April 4, 2014 | By Victoria Kim
A serial rapist who admitted assaulting dozens of women in the 1970s and '80s and has been confined for nearly two decades because of his violent sexual tendencies could reside in an unincorporated area east of Palmdale after his release, state authorities announced Friday. A landlord has agreed to rent a single-family residence in a sparsely populated area in the 20000 block of East Avenue R to house Christopher Evans Hubbart, 63, who served about 15 years in prison for sexually assaulting at least 40 women and has been held in mental institutions since his release.
April 4, 2014 | By Noam N. Levey
HONOLULU - When the giant kapok and nawa trees that tower over the Queen's Medical Center in downtown Honolulu were planted more than a century ago, Hawaii faced a health crisis. Many on the islands, including the queen who founded the hospital in 1859, feared that native Hawaiians, devastated by smallpox, measles and other illnesses brought by foreigners, were in danger of dying off completely. Today, the people who walk under these trees are some of the healthiest in America.
April 3, 2014 | By Marisa Gerber
After moving into her home near Dodger Stadium in 1987, Lisa Keller learned to live with the gridlock. She scheduled her work hours to avoid the swarm of fans in blue T-shirts. And before long, she'd learned a guiding truth of her hilly neighborhood: If you don't have to leave your house on game days, don't. "It was really crazy," she said. "The sheer amount of traffic was really, just, annoying. " But in 1996, after the neighborhood successfully lobbied then-owner Peter O'Malley to shut the Scott Avenue gate, Keller said things in her mostly residential neighborhood west of the stadium improved a lot. Without an entry point, game traffic started to fade away and before long there was new game-day wisdom in the neighborhood: If you need to get into or out of the area, head to Scott Avenue.
April 3, 2014 | By Emily Alpert Reyes and Tim Logan
Dozens of tenants are being forced to vacate a South Los Angeles building amid complaints that the city should have acted sooner to help people relocate from the squalid and dangerous apartments. In recent years, the Hoover Street commercial building was converted into dozens of apartments, prompting a complaint to the city six months ago. But when the city ultimately forced the building to be vacated, its tenants were given little time to leave. A Los Angeles Fire Department order said they had to be out by Friday, citing "unsafe buildings" and "structural hazards.
March 30, 2014 | By Angel Jennings
In the name of civic progress, the Crenshaw corridor has lost a lot of trees. First, to clear the way for the space shuttle Endeavour's trek to the California Science Center, 71 mature magnolias and pines were chopped down in 2012 along an almost two-mile stretch in South Los Angeles. Now, with the construction of the Crenshaw/LAX subway line, residents are bracing for more. About 175 trees - a third of those remaining - are expected to be cut down along Crenshaw Boulevard during the light-rail project, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
February 21, 2013 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Get ready for more swooning: The Justin Timberlake comeback machine is seriously revving up. Timberlake's much anticipated return to music has already seen the singer deliver a swagger-dipped performance at the Grammys, a smoldering eight-minute single, "secret" concerts around the Super Bowl and the Grammys and take his suave act across the pond to the Brit Awards. Now as news of the singer and his “Suit & Tie” collaborator Jay-Z headlining London's Wireless Festival --  there's also talks of a joint summer stadium tour -- Timberlake is announcing a few more massive promo platforms ahead of his upcoming album, “The 20/20 Experience.” The singer, who in the last few years shifted his focus to acting, will make his return to “Saturday Night Live” on March 9, where he will pull double duty hosting and performing.
June 24, 2011 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles County district attorney's office has notified those who raised residency issues about candidates in an election for a Glendale-area state Assembly seat last year that reviews of their complaints have been closed without further action. Supporters of Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) and also of his opponent, Republican businessman Sunder Ramani, filed complaints alleging that the other candidate had violated state elections requirements for district residency and voting.
March 30, 2014 | By Eryn Brown
One long period of Obamacare hand-wringing in Los Angeles County will end Monday, as the window for residents to enroll in mandatory healthcare coverage comes to a close. But less than 24 hours later, county elected officials will be confronted with another politically sensitive facet of the nation's healthcare overhaul: how to manage roughly a million people, many of them poor or undocumented, who will remain uninsured either because they aren't eligible or failed to enroll. Unlike some other counties in California, which are sidestepping the issue and leaving the problem largely to nonprofit free clinics, Los Angeles has committed to providing residents without coverage some system of government-supported medical care.
March 29, 2014 | By Louis Sahagun, Paloma Esquivel and Catherine Saillant
When the first jolt hit, Fullerton Mayor Pro Tem Greg Sebourn was on the couch getting his 4- and 8-year-old daughters ready for bed. As Sebourn rushed his screaming girls toward the door, another violent lurch knocked the mayor and one of his daughters to the floor. Sebourn skinned his knee and his daughter bumped her head on a door jamb. On Saturday, the mayor was thankful their injuries weren't worse. "It's the strongest jolt I've ever felt, and I've been in the same town for 41 years," he said.
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