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February 9, 2014
Take a tour of L.A. in video-bites - just a sample of what's available in the format: Auditions Local Vine star Curtis Lepore has 2.6 million followers for his mini-comedy sketches, plus accounts for his dog and his praying mantis. "Desert Friends," billed as "the world's first Instagram TV show," plays out in 15-second episodes, a couple of which are vaguely amusing. Perhaps the world's second, third and fourth Instagram TV shows will get better.   Tours of the city Go on a six-second trip on Fairfax with @GlitteratiTours or enjoy a ride on the Bonaventure elevator with @LAHistory Pete Halvorsen's videos, many of which feature glamour shots of the Manhattan Beach Pier, are like moving photographs set to music.
February 7, 2014 | By Matt Stevens
City Atty. Mike Feuer's office has secured permanent injunctions that prohibit a controversial medical marijuana business from opening in Mar Vista. The injunctions, issued by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge James Chalfant in January, followed an outcry from Mar Vista residents and a strongly worded warning from Councilman Mike Bonin, who called plans to open a pot shot a “slap in the face to residents” The dispensary was to open in the 3400 block of South Centinela Avenua, a commercially zoned space formerly home to a Mrs. Gooch's market.
February 7, 2014 | By Ryan Ritchie
If you're 25 or younger, you'll enjoy downtown Flagstaff, Ariz., walking distance to Northern Arizona University. The area is populated with people your age, an independent bookstore, an independent record store, restaurants and plenty of watering holes with cheap drinks. If you're older than 25, you'll enjoy downtown Flagstaff as a fun, inexpensive reminder of what it feels like to be a college student. Either way, you'll have a good time. The tab: Rooms at the Weatherford start at $75 and top out at about $139.
February 5, 2014 | By Tony Perry
Officials of the California Highway Patrol and the Chula Vista Fire Department moved Wednesday to smooth over "an unfortunate incident" in which a CHP officer handcuffed a firefighter at a freeway accident Tuesday night. The officer had ordered the firefighter to move a fire truck because he felt it was unsafely blocking a lane of traffic at the scene of a collision on Interstate 805. The firefighter refused, saying he needed to confer with his captain. The CHP officer handcuffed the firefighter and put him in the back of a patrol car, where he remained for about 30 minutes.
February 1, 2014 | By Tony Perry
A deadly confrontation between a Vista man and San Diego County sheriff's deputies Friday night began with deputies attempting to arrest the man on a felony drug warrant, officials said. Four deputies from the gang unit went to an apartment building in Vista to serve the warrant around 6:15 p.m. Friday. After finding the suspect in a garage, deputies ordered him to put up his hands, said homicide Lt. Glenn Giannantonio. "Instead of complying, the suspect reached both of his hands down to his waistband" as if reaching for a weapon, Giannantonio said.
January 31, 2014 | By Tony Perry
A man was shot to death Friday night in an apartment complex in Vista in a confrontation with a San Diego County sheriff's deputy, officials said. The incident occurred about 6:15 p.m. in the community in northern San Diego County. The deputy was not injured, officials said. The cause of the confrontation was not immediately released. The Sheriff's Department alerted motorists to steer clear of the area while the investigation was underway. ALSO: More legal woes for Sriracha plant in fight with Irwindale L.A. weather: On-and-off light rain expected for weekend Deputies shoot, kill man threatening cars with spear, officials say Twitter: @LATsandiego
January 21, 2014 | By Matt Stevens
Lane closures along a 1.9-mile stretch of Mar Vista and Sawtelle began Tuesday and are expected to continue for months as the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power constructs an underground high-voltage power line. Lane closures are expected on sections of Bundy Drive and Centinela Avenue south of the 10 Freeway and north of Venice Boulevard. The closures will take place between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on weekdays, LADWP officials said in a news release said. The department said the excavation work would involve installing trenches, underground maintenance vaults and infrastructure improvements.
January 9, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 After transferring from Norco and playing quarterback for Vista Murrieta this season, Coltin Gerhart had considered graduating early and heading to Arizona State, but he has decided to stay at Vista Murrieta and play baseball for the team this spring, his father, Todd, said Thursday. Gerhart is an outstanding outfielder with tremendous speed. He should be a major contributor for Vista Murrieta this spring.  
December 6, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
Corona Centennial High's lightning-fast offense didn't strike with the same power as its record-setting week before, but it was good enough to give the team the CIF Inland Division championship. Led by Cal-bound running back Tre Watson, the Huskies defeated Vista Murrieta, 26-12, in the title game Friday night at Centennial High. Receiver Greyson Bankhead caught an 86-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Robert Webber with 8 minutes 7 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter to provide some separation.
December 5, 2013 | Eric Sondheimer
Friday's high school football championship games: West Hills Chaminade (11-2) at Gardena Serra (13-0), 7 p.m., Fox Sports West: All eyes will be on Serra's standout two-way player, Adoree' Jackson, to see whether his injured ankle is healed enough to make him a factor in this Western Division final. Chaminade lost to Serra, 36-0, in a Mission League mismatch. The Eagles have pointed all season to this game. Chaminade quarterback Brad Kaaya and running back Donovan Lee are healthy and ready to give quarterback Jalen Greene and company a real scare that could turn into more.
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