Archive for December 29th, 2012

Hollywood writer's gongs still going strong

US & World | | December 29 2012, 3:57 PM

The gong business is still a hit for Andrew Borakove, a comedy TV writer turned gong salesmen. Despite the rocky economy, his doors have been open for eight years.

Street racing claims 3 Southland lives in one week

Local | | December 29 2012, 1:04 PM

Three incidents of suspected racing have left three people dead and again raised the question if anything can be done to stop such a dangerous activity.

Virtually anyone can see the Dead Sea Scrolls now

US & World | | December 29 2012, 8:18 AM

This past week, Google and the Israel Antiquities Authority posted thousands of high-resolution images of the Dead Sea Scrolls online.

Fiscal cliff could stop federal unemployment benefits

Business & Economy | | December 29 2012, 8:16 AM

About 400,000 Californians will stop receiving federal checks if Congress doesn't renew the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Program.

3 die in small plane crash in San Diego County

The Latest | | December 29 2012, 1:38 PM

FAA spokesman Ian Gregor says the four-seat Lancair IV-P had departed from San Diego's Montgomery Field en route to Deer Valley Airport in Phoenix

California official: No Child Left Behind is 'null'

Pass / Fail | | December 29 2012, 12:58 PM

The president of California’s State Board of Education says the federal No Child Left Behind law is no longer credible or legitimate.

Delta jet struck by lightning en route to LAX

The Latest | | December 29 2012, 12:23 PM

The Airbus A330, which originated in Narita, Japan, landed safely without incident despite being hit by lightning about eight miles from the airport.

Environmentalists mourn loss of Rainforest Action Network leader

Pacific Swell | | December 29 2012, 11:29 AM

[View the story "Rainforest Action Network chief Rebecca Tarbotton drowns in Mexico" on Storify]Rainforest Action Network chief Rebecca Tarbotton drowns in Mexico Storified by 89.3 KPCC· Sat, Dec 29 2012 11:44:27She shaped the group's strategy into higher-profile, direct-action, no-violence protests that brought the group more credibility and brought the movement more mainstream notice.

Charlie Sheen says Villaraigosa 'knows how to party' (Updated)

The Latest | | December 29 2012, 11:17 AM

The L.A. mayor attended the opening of the wild actor's new bar, located on the roof of a Mexican hotel.

Audubon Society squawks about clearance in Sepulveda Basin

Pacific Swell | | December 29 2012, 8:42 AM

Birdwatchers remain angry after the US Army Corps of Engineers cleared about 50 acres of land. Work is halted until both sides can meet.

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