Archive for July 4th, 2013

For 60 years, residents protest freeway expansion on the Fourth

Local | | July 04 2013, 5:17 PM

For 60 years, residents have marched in the South Pasadena July Fourth parade to protest the extension of the 710 freeway. Their target this year: tunnels.

California bill strengthens oversight of utilities commission

Local | | July 04 2013, 3:06 PM

The president of the California Public Utilities Commission would be required next year to step down from two nonprofits created by the commission under legislation that passed the state Assembly on Wednesday.

LA among 100 cities to hold 'Restore the Fourth' rallies against NSA spying

Local | | July 04 2013, 12:33 PM

Rallies against digital government surveillance programs are planned this Fourth of July in about 100 cities across the U.S. including Los Angeles.

Three Hawthorne police officers go off street duty after shooting dog | | July 04 2013, 11:53 AM

Southern California police officials say they've pulled three officers from street duty after a widely circulated video showed an officer fatally shooting a Rottweiler and drew numerous death threats.

Fizz and Fireworks: Make a patriotic homemade soda for the Fourth

Arts & Entertainment | | July 04 2013, 11:07 AM

For the Fourth of July, we asked mixologist Gina Chersevani to help us tap into the trend with a soda float inspired by Independence Day.

Veteran Rose Parade horse dies after car accident

Local | | July 04 2013, 10:52 AM

Bucky the Palomino, a horse who has pranced in 26 Rose Parades, has been euthanized after being injured in a car accident.

Statue of Liberty reopens on Independence Day

US & World | | July 04 2013, 10:07 AM

The statue wasn't damaged, but Liberty Island was pummeled last fall by Superstorm Sandy. Now, just in time for July Fourth celebrations, the island and the statue are open again to visitors.

Small town tradition endures for July Fourth

Local | | July 04 2013, 6:00 AM

In Westchester and Playa del Rey, residents have been gluing and hammering for weeks, getting ready for a July Fourth float parade. Competition is fierce.

Immigrants prepare for legalization, just in case

Multi-American | | July 04 2013, 11:28 AM

The immigration reform plan passed by the Senate may not pass the House, but people are getting their paperwork in order just in case.

LA's black political leaders confront changing demographics

Represent! | | July 04 2013, 6:00 AM

Tom Bradley's election ushered in a new era of African-American political power in LA. Forty years later, changing demographics demand new strategies from black leaders.

Bill to expedite teacher dismissals for misconduct stalls

Pass / Fail | | July 04 2013, 6:00 AM

Assembly Bill 357, was considered the most likely-to-succeed reform of California’s lengthy teacher dismissal process.

Costly special stateouse elections draw few voters

Represent! | | July 04 2013, 6:00 AM

Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties spent $2.4 million holding special elections to fill a state senate seat but only 10 percent of voters turned out.

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Can workplace stupidity be a good thing?

| July 04 2013, 6:00 AM

A Swedish researcher explains his theory of "functional stupidity."

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Music for your Fourth of July

Arts & Entertainment | | July 04 2013, 11:30 AM

Chris Martins is a senior writer for Spin Magazine and a regular on Tuesday Reviewsday. But for today, he’ll be your July 4th DJ. We’ll hear songs from Black Lips, King Tuff, Thundercat, Major Lazer and more.