Wounded LAPD officer released from hospital

By Edwin Folven, 4/10/2014

Suspect in critical condition after shooting

A Los Angeles Police Department officer who was shot seven times during an exchange of gunfire with a suspect in the lobby of the West Traffic Division on April 7 was released from the hospital on Tuesday night, and is recovering at home. LAPD spokeswoman Rosario Herrera said the suspect in the shooting, Daniel Yealu, [...]

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LAUSD students involved in fatal collision

By Aaron Blevins, 4/11/2014

The status of several Los Angeles Unified School District students is uncertain after a charter bus filled with students from Southern California crashed on Interstate 5 near Orland at 5:41 p.m. on Thursday. The crash reportedly occurred after a FedEx truck collided with the charter bus that was en route to Humboldt State University. According [...]

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Sheriff’s deputies mistakenly shoot victims

By Edwin Folven, 4/10/2014

Deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department mistakenly shot and killed a victim while responding to an assault with a deadly weapon call on April 7 at an apartment on Palm Avenue, the department announced on Thursday. John Winkler, 30, was shot once by police after deputies mistook him for the suspect, Alexander McDonald, [...]

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Bill Clinton: Organize for tomorrow

By Aaron Blevins, 4/10/2014

Former president holds infrastructure conference at city hall

President Bill Clinton visited Los Angeles on April 3 and talked infrastructure with Mayor Eric Garcetti during the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) 21st Century Infrastructure and Innovation for a Resilient Economy Conference held at city hall. CGI, established in 2005 by Clinton, brings global leaders together to find innovative solutions to the world’s most challenging [...]

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Ruling keeps subway project on track

By Edwin Folven, 4/10/2014

School district and city still determining whether to appeal

The Purple Line Extension project received a green light to move forward on April 2, when a Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled in favor of transit authorities in a lawsuit that could have derailed plans to tunnel under Beverly Hills High School. Judge John A. Torribio ruled that the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation [...]

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Officer-involved shooting leaves one suspect dead

By Edwin Folven, 4/10/2014

24-year-old man allegedly lunged at sheriff’s deputy

Editor’s note: This story was updated on April 10 at 4 p.m. See “Sheriff’s deputies mistakenly shoot victims” above. Deputies from the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station shot and killed a 24-year-old suspect on Monday after the man allegedly attacked them at an apartment building at 939 Palm Ave. Deputies responded to a report of an [...]

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Vandals strike temple on Fairfax

By Edwin Folven, 4/10/2014

LAPD is investigating whether incident was a hate crime

Detectives are searching for a suspect or suspects who threw rocks through three stained glass windows at a synagogue in the 500 block of South Fairfax Ave. on March 28, and are investigating whether the incident was a hate crime or vandalism. Rabbi David Tropper, of the Orthodox Ohev Shalom Congregation, said he was asleep [...]

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Lawsuit filed against Cedars-Sinai, former aide

By Aaron Blevins, 4/10/2014

No charges filed against fired hospital staffer

A lawsuit had been filed against Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and a former employee after a patient accused the employee of sexually assaulting her while she recovered from surgery to remove a tumor from her pancreas. The lawsuit was filed on Monday, as the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office [...]

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Police hope to jump-start investigation

By Edwin Folven, 4/10/2014

City council reinstates $50,000 reward in Ward’s murder

The Los Angeles City Council has renewed a $50,000 reward for information leading to a conviction in the murder of De’Jon Ward, a 21-year-old man from Victorville who was shot to death on July 12 after he stopped at a 7-Eleven near Venice and Crenshaw boulevards to look up directions. Los Angeles City Council President [...]

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Man shot and killed on Washington Boulevard

By Edwin Folven, 4/10/2014

Police seek leads in shooting death of 32-year-old man

A 32-year-old man was shot and killed on April 6 in the 3200 block of Washington Blvd. in an incident that investigators said was possibly gang-related. The shooting occurred at approximately 2:55 a.m., and originated outside a residence near the location on Washington Boulevard where the victim was found, said Det. Steven Katz, with the [...]

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A brush with Dr. Death in WeHo

By Aaron Blevins, 4/10/2014

Jack Kevorkian’s work on display at Gallerie Sparta

The late Dr. Jack Kevorkian — aka Dr. Death — is internationally known for his euthanasia advocacy, but few may realize that the Michigan native was a multi-talented individual. In addition to being a high-profile right-to-die proponent, Kevorkian was an accomplished artist, author, composer and inventor, and his oil paintings are now being displayed at [...]

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Meningitis fears resurface in WeHo

By Aaron Blevins, 4/10/2014

Health department issues new vaccine recommendations

Public health officials are again raising awareness about invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) vaccinations after eight cases have been reported in Los Angeles County since the first of the year. Of those cases, four were reported among men who have sex with men (MSM), and three of the four told officials they resided in, or socialized [...]

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L.A. begins process to redo 2012 plan update

By Aaron Blevins, 4/10/2014

Officials will not start process from scratch

An ordinance to rescind the Hollywood Community Plan update went into effect on Tuesday, and city officials are now looking to recommence the approval process for the update. In December, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Allan Goodman said the update was “fatally-flawed” for several reasons, such as the city’s use of Southern California Association [...]

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Mickey Rooney mourned in Hollywood

By Aaron Blevins, 4/10/2014

Hollywood said a sorrowful goodbye to actor Mickey Rooney on April 7, a day after the 93-year-old entertainer died of natural causes. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which administers the Walk of Fame, paid homage to Rooney’s career, which started when he was a toddler. He made his first film appearance in 1926 and his [...]

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Feuer encouraged by Prop. D progress

By Edwin Folven, 4/10/2014

Approximately 450 medical marijuana dispensaries have submitted renewal applications this year for business tax registration certificates, according to a report issued by the Los Angeles Office of Finance. The Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office views the number as progress in the fight against illegal dispensaries, as more than 1,100 dispensaries were registered to pay taxes [...]

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Easter Dining

By Jill Weinlein, 4/10/2014

Jar Passover Seder Come to the second night of Passover led by Danny Maseng for a multi-cultural Seder on April 15 to enjoy Matzo Ball soup with lemongrass broth, asparagus and spring radish salad and a main course of Jar’s signature pot roast, sautéed Alaskan halibut, and a dessert course that includes assorted macaroons, chocolate [...]

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EMC Seafood & Raw Bar: Heaven on the half shell

By Karen Villalpando, 4/10/2014

From the minute the Koreatown restaurant opened last summer, the place has been jumping. A chic, modern space, filled with hipsters, families, even fifty-somethings, the popular raw bar and seafood eatery draws patrons of all ages and ethnicities. And why not? Who wouldn’t want to feel part of the “in-crowd” – those in the know [...]

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‘Winter Soldier’ torches past marvel films

By Tim Posada, 4/10/2014

In 2004, writer Ed Brubaker revitalized the “Captain America” comics, turning a stagnant character into a narrative riptide. With new villains, compelling ops and layered intrigue, he created a modern home for the Man Out of Time. The grit that revitalized the comics character was replaced with nostalgia in the first Cap flick, thanks to [...]

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Federal authorities launch cyber safety campaign

By Edwin Folven, 4/10/2014

Representatives from federal and local law enforcement announced on Tuesday the launch of Project iGuardian, a first-of-its-kind national cyber safety campaign spearheaded by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), in partnership with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC). The initiative aims to curb the escalating number of children [...]

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