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Los Angeles' Greek Theatre named best small outdoor venue by Pollstar.
The Greek Theatre took a bow as the “Best Small Outdoor Venue of the Year” at the 23rd Annual Pollstar Awards, with the Hollywood Bowl hitting a high note as the country's "Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue."
An encore honor for both amphitheaters, this is the twelfth win for the 80-year-old Greek taking up woodland residence in Griffith Park's local greenery and the eighth consecutive win for the legendary Bowl.
Owned by the City of Los Angeles, the nestled 5,900-seat Greek Theatre is managed, operated and booked exclusively by LA-based firm Nederlander Concerts while the LA Phil's acoustically superior Hollywood Bowl has been the summer home of 18,000 expectant seats since 1922.
What's the best show you ever saw at the Hollywood Bowl or Greek Theatre?
Parents of students at Miramonte Elementary School escort they children out of school on February 6, 2012.
Miramonte Elementary School second-grade teacher Martin Bernard Springer will face charges following last week's arrest on suspicion of fondling two girls, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office announced Tuesday. The charges relate to one of the alleged victims. Springer faces a maximum sentence of 12 years in prison.
The girls, approximately 7-years-old at the time of the incidents, were allegedly fondled in the classroom. Like co-worker Mark Berndt who's being held on $23 million after being charged with 23 lewd acts against children, taught his entire career at Miramonte.
In a closed session earlier Tuesday, the LAUSD board unanimously approved the firing Martin Springer, as well as the firing of Hamilton High School music magnet teacher Vance Miller accused of sexual battery against students during the mid-1990s through 2010, as reported by KPCC's Tami Abdollah.
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Sheriff’s civilian Director Natalie Salazar was found by authorities on Friday after several 911 calls to the California Highway Patrol reporting a motorist stopped in the middle of the freeway.
The 55-year-old top Los Angeles County sheriff’s official was found passed out in her county vehicle, reports the L.A. Times, with her head on the steering wheel, her engine in drive, her foot on the brake, stopped in a middle lane of the Foothill Freeway.
She was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, according to CHP Officer Ming Hsu, and tests showed a 0.20 blood alcohol level, twice the legal limit.
Salazar, the head of the sheriff’s Community/Law enforcement Partnership Program, posted $15,000 bail less than four hours after her arrest, according to jail records.
The official was convicted of driving under the influence in 2009 and put on probation, according to CHP.
Prop 8 had a double rainbow moment Tuesday morning as the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the California voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage. The ban was ruled unconstitutional in a 2-1 decision. KPCC has in-depth analysis of the three-judge panel's decision, what the ruling may mean for same-sex couples in the state, and what will likely happen next. Local reaction and photos will be updated throughout the day.
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Rain, says the National Weather Service, is expected in these parts. Like so many of us, the sky will probably start crying after 4:00 a.m. on Tuesday.
A storm system off the coast will be moving east through the region with the high Tuesday expected to reach 62 degrees, with wind between 5 and 10 mph. The chance of precipitation is 90 percent and showers will probably call it quits before 10:00 p.m., notes NWS.
A hazardous weather outlook and special weather statement were issued Monday in advance of the non-sunny stint.
Strong winds ahead of a cold front may gust more than 60 mph through mountains near San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties. Additional coastal water wind warnings were also issued.
Light to moderate mountain snow above 6000 feet elevations is possible in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, and a period of three to eight hours of moderate rain is expected.