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  • (Los Angeles) Airport Commission Approves a Private LAX Lounge for the Rich and Famous

    11/19/2015 5:34:46 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 24 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 19, 2015 | Dan Weikel
    Airport commission approves a private LAX lounge for the rich and famous A proposal to build a posh private lounge at Los Angeles International Airport for Southern California’s glitterati was approved Thursday in a move that officials hope will reduce disturbances by paparazzi, looky-loos and autograph-seekers in the busy central terminal area. The Board of Airport Commissioners voted unanimously in favor of the exclusive facility, which would cater to wealthy Hollywood celebrities, sports figures, diplomats and anyone else seeking privacy while waiting for their flights or after arriving at LAX. Airport officials say the lounge will be located in a...
  • LAX police search for man dressed as pilot near JetBlue flight; New York flight delayed

    11/19/2015 11:15:20 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 24 replies
    LA Times ^ | November 19, 2015 | Joseph Serna
    Los Angeles International Airport police were looking for a man reportedly dressed as a commercial airline pilot who disappeared on the jetway of a New York-bound flight Thursday morning, authorities said. The incident happened about 6 a.m. in the bridge between Gate 31B at LAX’s Terminal 3 and a JetBlue aircraft preparing to take off to JFK airport in New York, airport officials said.
  • 450 illegal pork tamales seized at LAX

    11/18/2015 9:57:33 AM PST · by EveningStar · 50 replies
    San Bernardino Sun ^ | November 18, 2015 | Beatriz Valenzuela
    LOS ANGELES >> U.S. Customs officials seized 450 illegal pork tamales from a passenger coming through LAX from Mexico earlier this month. "Although tamales are a popular holiday tradition, foreign meat products can carry serious animal diseases from countries affected by outbreaks of Avian Influenza, Mad Cow and Swine Fever," said Anne Maricich, CBP Acting Director of Field Operations in Los Angeles in a written statement. "Every day CBP agriculture specialists prevent the intentional and unintentional introduction of harmful pests and foreign animal diseases into the U.S."
  • Flight Diverted, Security Concerns

    11/17/2015 7:15:38 PM PST · by abigkahuna · 84 replies
    CNN | 2015-11-17 | CNN
    The title says exactly what is known. The only addition is that it was being diverted due to a security incident. Flight 65 from LAX to Paris has been diverted to Salt Lake City.
  • Bobby Jindal becomes the latest Republican to end presidential candidacy

    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who campaigned as an unstinting champion of social conservatives but found himself crowded out by other more forceful, dynamic personalities, on Tuesday abruptly ended his bid for the Republican presidential nomination. Jindal, 44, had staked out far-right territory but never gained traction during a primary that’s been dominated by outsiders with similar or more conservative views, particularly Donald Trump and Ben Carson. Jindal noted that the policy papers his campaign had unveiled in recent months, on issues such as energy and education, hadn't resonated with voters.
  • Hastert Reportedly Paid Individual From His Past To Hide Sexual Misconduct

    05/29/2015 12:21:39 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 51 replies
    www.buzzfeed.com ^ | 05-29-2015 | John Stanton, Andrew Kaczynski, Evan McMorris-Santoro
    What We Know So Far Hastert, the former Speaker of the House, was indicted Thursday on federal charges of evading reporting requirements and lying to the FBI The Illinois Republican allegedly agreed to pay an unnamed individual $3.5 million for previous misconduct Source: Investigators considered including a second alleged victim in the Hastert indictment, but ultimately chose not to do so. A source familiar with the investigation told BuzzFeed News that U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon considered but did not pursue additional charges against former Speaker Dennis Hastert, which would have included a reference to an Individual B, one of potentially...
  • "Mystery" Ballistic Missile Test Lights Up Sky Over California, Leads To Social Media Panic

    11/08/2015 2:33:43 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 68 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | November 8, 2015 | Tyler Durden
    Late on Friday there was a surprising announcement by the Federal Aviation Administration according to which night-time flights to and from Los Angeles International (LAX) would avoid flying over the Pacific Ocean to the west of the airport, the second busiest in the US.(snip)...thousands of reports from Los Angeles and San Diego flooded social networks with reports of a mysterious bright light in the sky that sent Californians into panic. The San Diego Union-Tribune said police were inundated with calls "reporting everything from a flare to a comet to a nuclear bomb". The newspaper said the light was seen as...
  • California school district bans drawing Muhammad

    11/09/2015 6:27:30 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 18 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | November 7, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    The assignment was not meant to mock Muhammad or insult Muslims. It simply involved drawing pictures related to various Islamic terms: Koran, Mecca, Muhammad. The banning of images of Muhammad even at this level and with this intent is kowtowing to violent intimidation, which will only encourage more of it, and accepting Sharia restrictions on the freedom of speech. Neither one bodes well for the future of the Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District, or of the nation at large. Most political, religious, and media leaders, however, are eagerly jumping on this bandwagon, selling out our freedoms in a short-sighted and...
  • Secret Military Operations To Divert LAX Planes For A Week

    11/07/2015 1:14:22 PM PST · by Drago · 28 replies
    KABC-7, Los Angeles ^ | 11/07/1959 | Jory Rand
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Mysterious maneuvers over the Pacific are forcing a change in Los Angeles International Airport landings late at night, meaning noise for thousands of people in the flight path.
  • Buzz Aldrin 'was never in Los Angeles' shock claim

    09/23/2002 7:40:30 AM PDT · by Sir Gawain · 23 replies · 72+ views
    Buzz Aldrin 'was never in Los Angeles' shock claim Sceptics refute astronaut punch-up story by Lester Haines Buzz Aldrin today faces the strongest test yet to his credibility as websites worldwide accuse the former astronaut of "never having been in Los Angeles in his life", let alone having assaulted a documentary filmmaker outside a Beverley Hills hotel on 9 September. Aldrin claims to have given Bart Sibrel a "right ass-whupping" after the latter asserted that the moon landings were faked. Sibrel prodded Aldrin with a bible and received a fat lip for his trouble, it is reported. However, sceptics point...
  • Peter Beinart: Israel deserves terrorism

    11/06/2015 8:28:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    INN ^ | 11/6/2015, 2:40 PM | Ari Soffer
    Liberal American-Jewish commentator Peter Beinart gave a provocative speech on Wednesday, in which he said Israel essentially deserved the wave of Arab terrorism targeting its citizens. Beinart, who despite his regular attacks on the Jewish state insists he is "pro-Israel", was speaking at "Beth Chayim Chadashim Progressive synagogue in Los Angeles, which was set up as a "gay-friendly" congregation. His comments were recorded approvingly by the anti-Israel Mondoweiss website. "While we condemn Palestinian violence, we must recognize this painful truth: that Israeli policy has encouraged it," Beinart told his audience. "Israel has encouraged it by penalizing Palestinian nonviolence, by responding...
  • JESUS Love for us is Endless . . .[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/26/2015 8:27:32 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    Isaiah, ^ | Holy Spirit
    My love for you is endless as a waterfall, There is nothing that can stop it, nothing all, Soft as a rose pedal and sweet as a pea, Truly there is nothing that loves like me, For I AM the substance of this living oil, I fill the lampstands of gladness with it and it never spoils, For My love for you is pure, eternal, and true, I burn perpetually for you, A love so strong there is no weapon made, That can tear its canopy your eternal shade, A love eternally blossoming as Aaron's Rod for you, My Bride,...
  • Iran-Backed Rebels in Yemen Loot Secret Files About U.S. Spy Operations

    03/25/2015 3:41:34 PM PDT · by kristinn · 33 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | Wednesday, March 25, 2015 | Brian Bennett and Zaid Al-Alayaa
    Secret intelligence files held by Yemeni security forces and containing details of American intelligence operations in the country have been looted by Iran-backed militia leaders, exposing names of informants and plans for U.S.-backed counter-terrorism operations, U.S. officials say. U.S. intelligence officials believe additional files were handed directly to Iranian advisors by Yemeni officials who have sided with the Houthi militias that seized control of the capital of Sana last September and later toppled the U.S.-backed president. For American intelligence networks in Yemen, the damage has been severe. Until recently, U.S. forces deployed in Yemen had worked closely with President Abdu...
  • Quentin Tarantino: the new face of #BlackLivesMatter

    10/25/2015 11:37:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 25, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Normally if I heard about Quentin Tarantino being on the streets of New York City and there were discussions of cops and shootings and violence I would simply assume he was working on his next film. This week, however, he was out there under just such conditions but the cameras belonged to the local news media and the script was written by the Black Lives Matter movement. Tarantino himself wasn’t being shy in the least and readily adopted the rhetoric of the worst aspects of these protesters, railing on about “murdering cops” as he promoted yet another hashtag… #RiseUpOctober (Yahoo...
  • Noel Coward wanted Hitler to bomb Hollywood

    10/24/2015 9:32:47 PM PDT · by PotatoHeadMick · 26 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 25 October 2015 | Chris Hastings
    He arguably did more than any other artist to raise morale during the dark days of the Second World War. But Noel Coward secretly longed for Nazi bombers to attack Hollywood because he was furious at the failure of fellow British stars in Los Angeles to rally to the countrys aid during the Blitz. In an angry letter to the novelist and dramatist Clemence Dane, which is among a cache of papers being sold at auction, the playwright and composer said longed for the happy and beautiful bombing raid.
  • San Diego Chargers will file for relocation to Los Angeles in January

    10/24/2015 8:02:21 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 48 replies
    SI ^ | Sat Oct. 24, 2015
    The San Diego Chargers will file for relocation to Los Angeles when the NFL opens the application window in January, Mark Fabiani told The Mighty 1090 AM radio show. At this point yes, because there's no sign that the other team or teams are not going to file, said Fabiani, who serves as the Chargers special counsel. Everyone assumes all three teams will file, and in that case we can't afford to lose our market in Los Angeles and Orange County.
  • NASA Gives 99-Percent Probability Of 5.0 Earthquake In LA

    10/21/2015 7:05:10 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 45 replies
    losangeles.cbslocal.com ^ | October 20, 2015 11:21 PM | STAFF
    PASADENA (CBSLA.com) If scientists at NASAs Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena are correct, a moderately-sized earthquake is expected within the next two-and-a-half years. JPL experts predict a possible 5.0 magnitude quake in Los Angeles, but say it very well could be stronger. JPL geophysicist Dr. Andrea Donnellan, along with seven other scientists, has been using radar and GPS to measure Southern Californias chances for a sizable earthquake, and has made a sobering hypothesis about another big one. When the La Habra earthquake happened, it was relieving some of that stress, and it actually shook some of the upper sediments...
  • Dodgers and Mattingly part ways

    10/22/2015 10:23:04 AM PDT · by Jolla · 60 replies
    SFGate ^ | 10/22/2015 | Beth Harris
    Don Mattingly won't return as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers next year after agreeing with his bosses that he and the team needed a fresh start.
  • Controversial Study Claims 99.9 Percent Chance Of Major Los Angeles Earthquake In 3 Years

    10/21/2015 2:26:16 PM PDT · by blam · 27 replies
    89.3 KPPC ^ | Sanden Totten
    Sanden Totten October 20 Angelenos live under constant threat of a major earthquake, but a controversial new study from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory puts a number on that threat. The scientific paper claims there is a 99.9 percent chance of an earthquake between magnitude 5 and 6.3 in less than three years. The study was published earlier this month by the American Geophysical Union's Earth and Space Science journal. The bold claim has taken many in the seismic community by surprise. Lead author, Andrea Donnellan of JPL, said this study used GPS and airborne radar data to look at land...
  • LAPD underreported serious assaults, skewing crime rate for 8 years

    10/15/2015 5:40:29 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 15, 2015 | Ben Poston, Joel Rubin and Anthony Pesce
    The Los Angeles Police Department misclassified an estimated 14,000 serious assaults as minor offenses in a recent eight-year period, artificially lowering the city's crime levels, a Times analysis found. With the incidents counted correctly, violent crime in the city was 7% higher than the LAPD reported in the period from 2005 to fall 2012, and the number of serious assaults was 16% higher, the analysis found. When presented with the findings, top LAPD officials acknowledged the department makes errors and said they were working to improve the accuracy of crime data reporting. "We know this can have a corrosive effect...
  • Gov. Brown bans 'Redskins' name at public schools

    10/12/2015 1:01:14 PM PDT · by rey · 59 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 12 Oct 2015
    LOS ANGELES Four California schools will be forced to change mascots after Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation barring public schools from using the "Redskins" name for sports teams. It was one of three sports-related bills Brown approved Sunday. He also signed a measure that bans using or possessing smokeless tobacco on the playing field at professional baseball parks and another that recognizes competitive cheerleading as a high school sport. The mascot legislation will prevent public schools from using a term that American Indians regard as offensive. It goes into effect in 2017. Only four schools still use the name....
  • 'X-Files' revival premiere implies that everything we know might be a lie

    10/10/2015 7:37:58 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 10, 2015 | Steven Zeitchik
    At the beginning of the new "X-Files" miniseries, two old characters can be seen exchanging some fresh banter. "It's always good to see you," Gillian Andersons Dana Scully says to her former partner. "It's always good to find a reason," replies Fox Mulder, the truth-seeker played by David Duchovny. That spirit of reunion might also be applied to the larger "The X-Files." The landmark series returns to Fox for six episodes beginning Jan. 24, nearly 14 years after the show was last on TV.
  • Rangers win AL West on final day; Angels' loss puts Astros in playoffs

    10/04/2015 3:40:26 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 51 replies
    AP ^ | 10/4/15
    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Cole Hamels and the Texas Rangers finally clinched the AL West title on the last day of the regular season. Hamels pitched a three-hitter, Adrian Beltre hit a go-ahead homer and the Rangers beat the Angels 9-2 Sunday, eliminating Los Angeles from playoff contention. A year after their 95 losses were the most in the American League, two months after they were still eight games out of first place and three days after ensuring themselves a postseason spot, the Rangers wrapped up their sixth division title. Texas plays its first AL division series game since 2011 on...
  • Media Narrative: Half-Black Oregon Killer is a "White Supremacist"

    10/03/2015 2:33:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 118 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | October 2, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Was he a Half-White Supremacist? According to the LA Times, Chris Harper Mercer, the Oregon killer, was a "White Supremacist". One slight problem. Mercer identified as multi-racial. His mother was black. He doesn't seem to have even known his father. He identified with black TV killer Vester Lee Flanagan. This doesn't seem to have stopped the media with George Zimmerman who was labeled a white Hispanic, so maybe Chris Harper Mercer was a white Black? Was he a Half-White Supremacist? I'm not an expert on "White Supremacism", but being half-black and then shooting a bunch of white Christians would make...
  • Why China Is on an L.A. Spending Spree: "It's Just Monopoly Money to Them"

    10/03/2015 9:41:12 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 10/2/2015 | Seth Abramovitch
    Why China Is on an L.A. Spending Spree: "It's Just Monopoly Money to Them" by Seth Abramovitch 10/2/2015 6:00am PDT "$20,000 on drinks is a plain night on the town," says one local restaurateur, as big-time Chinese money pours into Los Angeles, consuming everything from wine to diamonds to watches to cars to prime real estate (in one case, 25,000 square feet for a teenage college student). The ultra-wealthy Chinese tend to get what they want, and right now most of them want one thing: to get out. More than 60 percent of Chinas most affluent citizens have already left...
  • California Labor Union That Fought for $15 Minimum Wage Now Wants an Exemption

    10/01/2015 11:06:11 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 19 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 30, 2015 | Natalie Johnson
    The labor union that led the charge for a $15 minimum wage hike in cities across California is now moving to secure an exemption for employers under union contracts. The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor buried the exemption on the eighth page of its 12-page proposal for the Santa Monica City Council to review Tuesday while deciding whether to follow Los Angeles and increase the minimum wage. The loophole would allow employers with collective bargaining agreements to sidestep the wage hike and pay their union members below the proposed $15-per-hour minimum wage. James Sherk, a research fellow in labor...
  • Mayors Of Eighteen U.S. Cities Tell Obama They Are Ready To Take More Syrian Refugees

    09/26/2015 6:08:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 117 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/24/15 | Kerry Picket
    Mayors from eighteen U.S. cities signed a letter to President Obama saying they are willing to take even more refugees than what has been proposed by the administration. We will welcome the Syrian families to make homes and new lives in our cities, wrote the mayors, all of whom are part of the Cities United for Immigration Action coalition. Indeed, we are writing to say that we stand ready to work with your Administration to do much more and to urge you to increase still further the number of Syrian refugees the United States will accept for resettlement. This is...
  • Majed Abdulaziz Al-Saud, 28, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of forced copulation with an adult

    09/25/2015 2:35:23 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 50 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 9-25-15 | Ryan Gajewski, Natalie Stone
    A Saudi prince was arrested at a gated Los Angeles compound after allegedly trying to coerce a worker in the home into performing a sex act on him, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Majed Abdulaziz Al-Saud, 28, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of forced copulation with an adult, a Los Angeles Police spokesperson told THR. The Los Angeles Times was first to report the news. The prince was booked and released on $300,000 bail on Thursday.
  • Sister Simone Campbell, Nun from the Bus, rips Republicans at Democratic convention

    09/06/2012 12:47:40 PM PDT · by NYer · 70 replies
    RNS ^ | September 5, 2012 | David Gibson
    (RNS) Paul Ryan has been taking a lot of heat over the factual accuracy of claims he made in his prime time address at the Republican convention last week, but Wednesday night at the Democratic confab the GOP vice-presidential candidate – and practicing Catholic – was schooled by a popular nun on the moral shortcomings of his budget proposals. “Paul Ryan claims this budget reflects the principles of our shared faith,” Sister Simone Campbell, who became a celebrity of sorts this summer when she led the national “Nuns on the Bus” tour for social justice, told cheering Democratic delegates...
  • So Is Barack Obama a Muslim or What?

    09/21/2015 7:04:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 100 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/21/2015 | Jack Cashill
    The fallacy that President Obama is a Muslim has tripped up many a politician, said NPRs Jessica Taylor hopefully on Friday, and on Thursday night, GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump was its latest victim. Trumps presumed faux pas was his failure to correct a questioner who asserted that Barack Obama was a Muslim. Taylors real error as a reporter, like that of all her mainstream colleagues, was to dismiss the questioners assertion as a fallacy without providing any evidence to the contrary. Strange but true, reporters pride themselves on knowing nothing about Obamas roots. Last month, for instance, Catherine Thompson...
  • Companies Put Out $100M To Build High Speed Rail From Socal To Las Vegas (Chinese company)

    09/18/2015 4:14:50 PM PDT · by kingu · 13 replies
    KABC News ^ | Thursday, September 17, 2015 | Rob McMillan
    But soon, there could be something a little different and a lot faster: a high-speed train connecting Palmdale to Victorville, all the way to Las Vegas. XpressWest and China Railway International have put out $100 million to start the project. Not only would it provide a comfortable and fast-way to get to Vegas, but you could avoid the 15 Freeway as well. "The 15 Freeway is murder. Trying to get to Vegas for New Year's or any other holiday, it's like a three, four or five-hour delay," said Brigette Conyers of Victorville. ... He also said the environmental hurdles for...
  • A high-speed rail from L.A. to Las Vegas? China says it's partnering with U.S. to build

    09/17/2015 3:27:31 PM PDT · by don-o · 50 replies
    LA Times ^ | September 17, 2015 | Julie Makinen
    A long-discussed high-speed rail project linking Southern California and Las Vegas will be built by a U.S.-China joint venture, Chinese officials said Thursday, though many details about the agreement remained hazy. Announcement of cooperation on the XpressWest project adjacent to the 15 Freeway comes days ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinpings state visit to the United States. Financial terms of the agreement, and the cost of the project, were not immediately clear. XpressWest, a private venture formerly called DesertXpress, has been under discussion since at least 2007. Chinese officials described the project as a 230-mile train linking Las Vegas and...
  • Trump calls for better health care for military vets, says 'illegal immigrants treated better'

    09/16/2015 11:53:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | September 16, 2015 | The Associated Press
    Republican presidential contender Donald Trump is promising subsidized private health care for frustrated veterans, charging that immigrants in the country illegally receive better care than the nation's wounded soldiers. The comments, delivered Tuesday aboard a retired World War II battleship in Los Angeles harbor, came on the eve of the second Republican presidential debate in nearby Simi Valley, where some of the billionaire businessman's GOP rivals are expected to challenge his fiery rhetoric on immigration. "We have illegal immigrants that are treated better by far than our veterans," Trump declared, the USS Iowa's massive 16-inch guns behind him. "It's not...
  • Trump wins veterans crowd aboard battleship

    09/16/2015 12:53:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Politico ^ | September 15, 2015 | Eli Stokols, national politics reporter
    His appeal was on full display as GOP rivals prepare debate assault.LOS ANGELES Master showman and Republican poll leader Donald Trump strode across a stage aboard a retired battleship on Tuesday night, reveling in the cheers and chants of Trump, Trump, Trump! I am with the veterans 100 percent, Trump declared when he took the podium on the USS Iowa, having just been endorsed by the group hosting the event, Veterans for a Strong America. Dubbed the battleship of the presidents for having hosted Franklin D. Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, the Iowa offered a useful backdrop...
  • Exotic Cars Speeding Through Beverly Hills Focus of Police Report

    09/16/2015 2:03:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | Tuesday, Sep 15, 2015 | Jason Kandel and Robert Kovacik
    Police are investigating a street race between two high-performance exotic cars in Beverly Hills that garnered hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube and the man claiming to own the cars says he is protected by diplomatic immunity. The video shows a white Porsche 911 and a yellow Ferrari LaFerrari, a hybrid supercar with a combined horsepower rating of around 950, speeding through a residential tract at high speeds on Saturday evening in the 700 block of North Walden Drive. It includes an exchange between a journalist who captured the video and a man outside the house where the...
  • Video: Donald Trump Speaks In Los Angeles Aboard USS Iowa

    09/15/2015 6:38:56 PM PDT · by JoeSeales · 80 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 9-15-15 | Donald Trump
    In case you missed the live stream. Not as in depth as I would have liked him to be...no particulars.
  • Owner Of LaFerrari Caught Terrifying Beverly Hills Neighborhood Claims Diplomatic Immunity

    09/15/2015 1:53:52 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 85 replies
    eBay Motors Blog via Yahoo News ^ | September 15, 2015 | Alex Lloyd
    A YouTube video that went viral showing a Ferrari LaFerrari and Porsche 911 GT3 tearing through residential streets of Beverly Hills; flying though stop signs while pedestrians waited to cross, narrowly avoiding other motorists has caused outrage, with neighbors pleading with police to take action before someone gets hurt. According to NBC4, the owner of said vehicles is claiming diplomatic immunity, telling a video journalist who asked for comment, I could have you killed and get away with it. The name of the cars owner has not been released, but he is rumored to be part of the...
  • Malibu's celeb homeowners try to block public beach use

    09/14/2015 9:49:02 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 104 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9/13/2015 | - Elizabeth Day
    Just because you buy the front house, doesnt mean you own the beach, says Tony Salaza. The beach is for everybody. He gestures towards a sweep of architect-designed houses to his left. Over the past few years, many of Malibus 13,000 residents have been watching with alarm as public access rights to the 27-mile coastline have come under threat. Many celebrities and multimillionaires own sprawling Malibu homes overlooking the Pacific, including actors Robert Redford and Angelina Jolie, the rapper Dr Dre, the director Rob Reiner and media mogul David Geffen. In an effort to protect their privacy, some homeowners have...
  • American Airlines 'flew wrong plane' to Hawaii

    09/13/2015 6:17:44 PM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9/13/15 | Bonnie Malkin
    An American Airlines plane that was not cleared to undertake long flights over water was flown from Los Angeles to Hawaii by mistake, violating US Federal Aviation Association regulations. The incident took place last month, when an A321 plane was accidentally flown to Honolulu, despite not being certified to take extended flights over sea.
  • LA police, city vehicles go green with 160 new electric cars

    09/12/2015 1:38:31 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    The Los Angeles Police Department will use 100 of the vehicles, while the fire department, general services and water and power department will lease the remaining 60. More than 100 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles will also be acquired. Garcetti says the new vehicles will make Los Angeles home to the largest city-owned fleet of pure battery electric cars in the country.
  • Oops: American Accidentally Flies Wrong Plane To Hawaii

    09/11/2015 11:12:44 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 49 replies
    Historically American has flown 757s and 767s on their routes to Hawaii. This August American mixed things up by starting to fly some of their brand new A321s on their routes from Los Angeles to Hawaii. These are different than the premium ones they fly between New York and Los Angeles/San Francisco. This started on August 18, when American launched twice daily A321 flights between Los Angeles and Honolulu. The number of A321 flights to Hawaii is continuing to grow, as American is launching flights on the A321 from Los Angeles to Kona, Kahului, and Lihue. The A321 is perfectly...
  • Neither the Olympics nor NFL will rescue Los Angele

    09/10/2015 9:16:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    OC Register ^ | 09/10/2015 | Joel Kotkin
    We all tend to have fond memories of our greatest moments, and for Los Angeles, the 1984 Olympics has served as a high point in the citys ascendency. The fact that those Summer Games were brilliantly run, required relatively little city expenditure and turned a profit confirmed all those things we Angelenos loved about our city its flexibility and pragmatism and the power of its civic culture. After Boston turned down its chance to be the U.S. entrant in the sweepstakes to host the 2024 Olympics, its natural that Mayor Eric Garcetti and the city establishment, at least whats...
  • Less Than Half of California Students Passed New Common Core Standards

    09/09/2015 8:05:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    The assessments, called Smarter Balanced, test understanding of the new Common Core standards, benchmarks for what students should master by the end of each grade in reading and math Less than half of all California students passed new math and English tests aligned with the Common Core standards and considered indicators of college and career readiness, according to results released Wednesday. Forty-four percent of students in third through eighth and 11th grades met or exceeded the new language-arts assessment, while 34 percent passed the math test. Though state education officials cautioned against drawing comparisons with previous standardized tests, the...
  • Gov. Brown, Legislative Democrats Scale Back Climate Package

    09/09/2015 9:14:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 9/9 | Judy Lin
    Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative Democrats announced Wednesday that they are scaling back their ambitious proposal to address climate change amid ongoing opposition from the oil industry and some lawmakers. Brown and Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, a Los Angeles Democrat, had pushed a far-reaching proposal to cut petroleum use by half, boost renewable-electricity use to 50 percent and double energy efficiency in existing buildings. De Leon announced Wednesday that they he was dropping the mandate to cut oil use from his proposal. With just two full days remaining for bills to emerge from the current legislative session,...
  • Gov. Brown, legislative Democrats scale back climate package

    09/09/2015 7:10:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 9, 2015 10:06 PM EDT | Judy Lin
    With little time and deep-pocketed opposition from oil interests, Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative Democrats were forced on Wednesday to retreat from their ambitious proposal to address climate change by dropping a key mandate to cut Californias petroleum use by 50 percent. Amid the political setback, they vowed to intensify their fight to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through other means and pledged to continue to champion the environmental cause for the good of future generations. Brown, a Democrat who has made climate change the centerpiece of his final term, said state regulators will announce toughened reporting rules on low-carbon fuel...
  • Los Angeles Times Publisher Is Being Ousted

    09/08/2015 10:23:02 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 10 replies
    ny times ^ | 9-8-2015 | RAVISOMAIYA
    Austin Beutner, the publisher and chief executive of The Los Angeles Times, is being dismissed Tuesday, with no replacement immediately named, according to two people with knowledge of the situation. Mr. Beutner, a politically connected former investment banker who went on to become a deputy mayor of Los Angeles, was to be informed Tuesday morning but the news had leaked in advance of the meeting, said one person, who spoke on condition of anonymity to describe a sensitive matter. News of the impending departure was first reported by the website Capital New York. The news came after internal dissent between...
  • Hamptons

    09/07/2015 3:25:11 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    Old Los Angeles Restaurants ^ | March 24, 2012. | Mark Evanier
    Hamptons (spelled with no apostrophe) was an upscale hamburger joint perhaps the first one in Southern California. There were in fact two outlets of Hamptons. The original one was on Highland in Hollywood and in the spirit of full disclosure, it should be noted that the proprietor of this site was a part-owner of this one during its last few years of life. The other was out on Riverside Drive in Toluca Lake and it has now been transformed into Mos, with some but not all of the old Hamptons menu remaining. Hamptons was famous as the restaurant that...
  • Martin Milner Dies: Adam-12 & Route 66 Star Was 83

    09/07/2015 11:19:47 AM PDT · by windcliff · 140 replies
    deadline.com ^ | 9-7-15 | Erik Pederson
    Martin Milner, the veteran actor best known for starring in the popular TV dramas Adam-12 and Route 66, has died. He was 83. The Los Angeles Police Departments communications office confirmed his death in an Instagram post referring to his Adam-12 character that reads, Pete Malloy, you are end of watch:
  • Dramatic Rise in Crime Casts Shadow on Downtown L.A.s Gentrification

    09/02/2015 1:53:57 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    L A Times ^ | September 2, 2015, 11:42 AM | By Ben Poston and Kate Mather
    Crime has jumped across the city this year, but nowhere has the increase been as large as in L.A.'s hippest new domain: downtown. Here, the forces of rapid gentrification are crashing up against the chronic poverty, homelessness and crime that have long been a part of life in the city center. Police and residents say the influx of new lofts, luxury high-rise apartments, bars and eateries have made these new downtown dwellers easy targets for street crime. "Those two communities are rubbing up against each other and for some reason it has gotten more aggressive," Mishkind said. "We understand there...
  • LA Mayor Wants Jenner to Carry Olympic Torch (and light the cauldron)

    09/01/2015 7:05:37 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 44 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 28, 2015 | Dylan Gwinn
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti apparently doesnt think Bruce Jenner has won enough laurels in his heroic struggle against biology, so the mayor is recommending that Jenner headline an event with a wee bit more visibility than his foundering E! Channel reality series. According to TMZ: If L.A. gets the Olympics in 2024, the Mayor says he already has one person in mind for the all-important lighting of the Olympic Cauldron ... Olympic legend Caitlyn Jenner!!! The lighting of the cauldron is a HUGE honor with the host country usually selecting someone it feels can proudly embody what the...