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April 28, 2013 | By Carlos Lozano
Thousands of Angelenos turned out Sunday to enjoy the music and food offered up at the 24th annual Fiesta Broadway.  Many took advantage of picture-perfect weather to stroll the many food, craft and merchandise booths lining Broadway. A number of streets near City Hall are closed for the festival, which runs until 6 p.m. Broadway is closed from Temple to 4th Street; Spring Street from Temple to 1st Street; and 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th streets between Spring and Hill streets. Road closures will be lifted before 5 a.m. Monday.    ALSO: Road closures begin for Fiesta Broadway in downtown L.A. Bellflower man dies after his car veers off Highway 91 in Cerritos Granada Hills wins third national Academic Decathlon competition
April 22, 2013 | By Eryn Brown
Much of what we know about past civilizations in Mexico comes from the writings of colonial Europeans -- Spanish conquerors and priests -- who arrived in the Americas in the 1500s. But archaeological evidence from recent excavations at a site called El Palenque in the Valley of Oaxaca, Mexico, shows that temple precincts similar to the ones the Europeans encountered had existed in the region some 1,500 years earlier. Married archaeologists Elsa Redmond and Charles Spencer, both of the American Museum of Natural History in New York, reported the discoveries Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences .  Redmond and Spencer have been studying the remains of ancient civilizations in Oaxaca since the 1970s, when both were undergraduates at Rice University.
April 1, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
Los Angeles County sheriff's homicide detectives are investigating the shooting death of a woman in Temple City. The body of a 65-year-old woman was discovered in her home in the 10300 block of Key West Street on Sunday morning, KTLA reported. Authorities would not say Monday whether the woman was a victim of a homicide or a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police said there was no sign of forced entry. Neighbors told KTLA the woman's husband died recently and she appeared despondent in recent days.
March 31, 2013 | By Abby Sewell
Sheriff's homicide detectives are investigating the shooting death of a 65-year-old woman in Temple City. The woman's body was found Sunday morning inside her house on the 10300 block of Key West Street by her daughter, who did not live there, said Sgt. Rich Peña of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Peña said the death was a homicide, not a suicide, but could not give further details. Investigators have not identified a suspect. The victim's name has not been released.
March 5, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
In the latest version of Temple Run, following the yellow brick road is crucial to getting a high score. Disney Mobile Games and Imangi Studios on Tuesday released "Temple Run: Oz," a special version of the popular mobile game based on the film "Oz the Great and Powerful," which opens Friday. In the Oz-themed game, users play as Oscar Diggs, or the Wizard of Oz. They run through the Land of Oz and its various areas, including the Whimsie Woods and the Dark Forest. There's also a bonus level where users ride on a hot-air balloon collecting coins and gems.
February 27, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Is Scott Weiland still the frontman of Stone Temple Pilots? Depends on whom you ask. Early Wednesday, the other three members of that grunge-era holdover -- guitarist Dean DeLeo, bassist Robert DeLeo and drummer Eric Kretz -- released a tersely worded statement declaring that they had  "officially terminated Scott Weiland. " The firing came after what Rolling Stone recently described as "a rocky period" for the band, which following a lengthy break reunited in 2008 and toured heavily in support of a self-titled 2010 album.
January 31, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Imangi Studios' "Temple Run 2" became the fastest mobile game to reach 50 million downloads Thursday, hitting the mark on the 13th day of its release. The game, which is available for both Apple and Android devices, beat the record set in April 2012 by "Angry Birds Space. " That game reached 50 million downloads in 35 days. “The game has performed beyond our wildest dreams, and we are thrilled that gamers and fans have embraced 'Temple Run 2' in such a short period of time,” said Keith Shepherd, co-founder of Imangi Studios, in a statement . 10 tech companies to watch in 2013 In "Temple Run 2" players control a running character who has to jump, slide, turn, swing down a rope and drive a mine cart for as long as they can so they can get the highest score possible.
January 24, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
"Temple Run 2," the sequel to the wildly popular mobile game, is now available for Android and Kindle devices. The app hit the Google Play store and Appstore early Thursday morning. Just like the original "Temple Run," the new game is also available free -- although users can purchase upgrades within the game. "Temple Run 2" is similar to the original game where users are running through an endless world, trying to survive and achieve the highest score possible.
January 21, 2013 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles City Atty. Carmen Trutanich raised some eyebrows when, during a recent candidates forum, he referred to himself as "an outsider. " That might be a tough description for an incumbent to justify. But Trutanich, facing three challengers in the city's March 5 primary election after a failed run for district attorney, has embraced it. "I'm not a career politician," Trutanich told the audience at Temple Israel in Hollywood last week. "I got into this game at 57, not 27. " The age reference seemed to be a dig at past city councilman and former state Assemblyman Mike Feuer, widely viewed as Trutanich's main competitor as he seeks a second term (although Feuer was 37, not 27, when he won the council seat)
January 17, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Imangi Studios, the developer behind "Temple Run," has come out with a sequel to the popular game, releasing "Temple Run 2" for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The new game launched late Wednesday night and is already atop Apple's App Store chart for free apps. In "Temple Run 2," it isn't enough to simply run, slide and jump. Imangi has added more moves, including swinging from a rope and riding in a mine cart. The new game also features different environments and more detailed graphics.
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