Archive for March 16th, 2013

4-year old shot in Pasadena remains in critical condition

Crime & Justice | | March 16 2013, 5:17 PM

Police say a 4-year-old boy and two men were left wounded after bullets penetrated the walls of a garage in Pasadena.

LA archdiocese seeks to delay or move abuse trials

Crime & Justice | | March 16 2013, 3:30 PM

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles is seeking to delay upcoming sex abuse trials or move them out of Los Angeles because it doesn't believe it can get a fair jury.

Driving drunk this weekend may cost you more than $15,000

Crime & Justice | | March 16 2013, 12:13 PM

Law enforcement officials will be out in force this weekend, looking for drunk drivers whose over-indulgence could cost them a whopping $15,649.

Murder trial of man who posed as Rockefeller family member set to begin

Crime & Justice | | March 16 2013, 11:06 AM

Opening statements begin Monday in the murder trial of Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, who spent two decades impersonating a member of the fabled Rockefeller family.

Support grows for modifying California environment law

Environment & Science | | March 16 2013, 10:51 AM

Critics say the act is being used well beyond its intended purpose and instead is employed by unions, activist groups and even rival developers to delay or stop projects they don't like.

Long Beach mom convicted in revenge killing of son's rival

Crime & Justice | | March 16 2013, 9:03 AM

A mother who drove her teenage son and his friends to a Long Beach park to kill a 13-year-old gang rival has been convicted of murder in her third trial.

2 car theft suspects shot, injured by Santa Ana police

Crime & Justice | | March 16 2013, 8:50 AM

Santa Ana police say two people inside a stolen car have been shot and wounded by officers after a brief freeway chase.

30 miles of popular hiking trails to be restored in Angeles Forest

Local | | March 16 2013, 8:40 AM

Environmental agencies are coming together to start a new push to rebuild the Angeles National Forest. The land is still recovering after the Station Fire burned almost 161,000-acres in 2009.

Ted Cruz: From Texas underdog to Republican up-and-comer

US & World | | March 16 2013, 7:30 AM

In his short time in the Senate, Tea Party Republican Ted Cruz has already made a mark — and in doing so, he's simply ignored a tradition of new senators being seen, not heard.

'Keep Google Reader running' petition hits 100K

Business & Economy | | March 16 2013, 7:30 AM

Google's announcement this week that it will kill its Reader product prompted moans of despair from those who rely on the free RSS service to monitor headlines.

Wine revolution: US drinkers and growers declare independence

Arts & Entertainment | | March 16 2013, 7:00 AM

The number of U.S. wineries has climbed from 400 to 7,000 since the 1970s. And some of those local wines are "stunning," says wine expert Jancis Robinson.

Now a politician, Aung San Suu Kyi is the object of protesters

US & World | | March 16 2013, 6:15 AM

As a member of Parliament, she is now at times working alongside the government, a development that could cost her backing from her traditional supporters.

Talk of zombies aside, gun bills face political reality

US & World | | March 16 2013, 6:00 AM

Legislation passed by the Senate Judiciary Committee inspired a few extreme examples for and against it. But the battle might just get tougher on the Senate floor, particularly for the proposed assault weapons ban.

Pleitez endorses Garcetti for LA mayor

Represent! | | March 16 2013, 3:45 PM

Former mayoral candidate Emanuel Pleitez has endorsed current mayoral hopeful Eric Garcetti in his run for L.A. mayor. Garcetti faces Wendy Greuel in the May runoff.

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The Velaslavaysay Panorama saving a lost artform

| March 16 2013, 3:11 PM

The Velasalavaysay Panorama in the Historic West Adams district focuses on entertainment technology that was popular before film.