Archive for September, 2014

Bell Gardens mayor shot to death

Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo died Tuesday after his wife, Levette, shot him several times during a domestic dispute, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials said.

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School board starts weighing Supt. Deasy’s evaluation

The Board of Education began deliberations Tuesday on the evaluation of Supt. John Deasy, who has come under fire for his handling of a $1.3-billion effort to provide iPads to all students and for what critics call an autocratic, ineffective leadership style.

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October begins water year with prospect of tighter restrictions

As the state ends the fourth-driest water year on record with no guarantee of significant rain and snowfall this winter, Californians face the prospect of stricter rationing and meager irrigation deliveries for agriculture.

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Southbound 101 Freeway near Universal City closed; Northbound reopens

The 101 Freeway was closed on both directions Tuesday evening near Universal City after a suspicious object was spotted after a traffic accident, according to authorities.

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L.A. councilman calls for hearings on effort to spread airport traffic

Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin on Tuesday called for hearings to explore whether officials have complied with a 2006 court settlement to facilitate the growth of all the city’s commercial airports, not just busy Los Angeles International.

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Kurdish Iraqi forces take border town from Islamic State

Iraqi Kurdish forces have captured a strategic town along the border with Syria as part of an offensive against Islamist militants in northern Iraq, the Kurdish military command said Tuesday.

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Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo shot

Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo was shot Tuesday at his home, according to city and police sources.

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Ben Lovejoy has been a great fit with Ducks

Branded as a sixth or seventh defenseman by the Pittsburgh Penguins and unsure if he could rise above that ceiling, Ben Lovejoy wondered if his hockey career had stalled before it had really begun.

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L.A. prepares for weather ‘whiplash’ as sharp heat wave looms

The heat wave expected to hit the Southland this week isn’t expected to break any records, but it will make performing any normal activities outside uncomfortable.

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Hollywood Film Festival finalizes lineup, adds movies celebrating L.A.

The Hollywood Film Festival, revamped as a showcase of socially conscious cinema, has finalized its lineup with Celebrate Hollywood, a program of seven films that were shot in Tinseltown or that reference show business.

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