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Objecting to the presence of Times reporters, the top manager of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum refused to answer questions Wednesday and walked out of a deposition in an open-government lawsuit against the stadium's overseers. Interim General Manager John Sandbrook... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2013 at L.A. NOW
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Los Angeles County's porn condom law won big in nonwhite, working-class areas, according to an analysis of voting results. Countywide, Measure B won by 56% to 42%, but the ballot initiative requiring condoms to be used during porn filming racked... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2012 at L.A. NOW
Pete Stark, Fremont's 80-year-old dean of California's congressional delegation, has been defeated by a fellow Democrat, a 31-year-old city councilman from nearby Dublin, according to the Associated Press. Eric Swalwell's campaign against Stark, one of Congress’ most outspoken liberals, put... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2012 at PolitiCal
Rep. Howard Berman has conceded to fellow Democratic Rep. Brad Sherman after a bitter fight with his younger House colleague over a San Fernando Valley seat. In his concession statement, Berman said, "I congratulate Brad. ... I will do whatever... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2012 at PolitiCal
Proposition 32 failed Wednesday morning, according to the Associated Press. The initiative was created to bar unions and corporations from using payroll deductions to raise money for political campaigns, as well as to prohibit them from making candidate contributions. Backers... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2012 at PolitiCal
Democratic Rep. Lois Capps of Santa Barbara beat Republican Abel Maldonado of Santa Maria in the race to represent the Central Coast in Congress, according to incomplete returns. Maldonado conceded to Capps shortly before midnight. "A short while ago, I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2012 at PolitiCal
Proposition 39, a measure to change California’s corporate income tax code, has passed, the Associated Press said. Bay Area investor Tom Steyer placed the measure on the ballot to raise $1 billion annually for the state, with the money to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2012 at PolitiCal
In the race to represent California's Central Coast in Congress, Democratic Rep. Lois Capps of Santa Barbara was leading in partial returns over Republican Abel Maldonado of Santa Maria. The seat was one of the few in California that the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2012 at PolitiCal
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Proposition 36, placed on the ballot in hopes of reducing prison overcrowding and preventing what proponents view as unfair sentences for minor crimes, has passed, according to the Associated Press. Backers pointed to thousands of California prison inmates serving long... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2012 at PolitiCal
Proposition 40, a referendum to uphold newly drawn state Senate districts, has passed, according to the Associated Press. Passage means the boundaries drawn last year stand. The measure was the least controversial one on the ballot. Even the Republican interests... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2012 at PolitiCal
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Voters have rejected Proposition 38, a tax hike to raise money for schools, according to the Associated Press. The measure was created by Pasadena civil-rights attorney Molly Munger, daughter of Berkshire Hathaway executive Charles Munger. Her ideas on how to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2012 at PolitiCal
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Proposition 35, an effort to increase prison sentences and fines for human traffickers, has passed, according to the Associated Press. A long list of prosecutors, law enforcement officials and politicians endorsed the measure. More than $2 million from Chris Kelly,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2012 at PolitiCal
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San Francisco Democrat Dianne Feinstein has won reelection to the U.S. Senate, defeating Republican autism activist Elizabeth Emken of Danville, according to the Associated Press. California’s senior senator, Feinstein is expected to gain more clout in the next Congress, moving... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2012 at PolitiCal
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For the hundreds of people lying in wait Saturday for the space shuttle Endeavour’s long-delayed arrival at the California Science Center, news was slow in coming. A daylong series of smaller delays, stemming from trees bordering the street and a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2012 at L.A. NOW
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What is the route for the rest of Space Shuttle Endeavour's journey through L.A.? Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2012 at L.A. NOW
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Louie Bello walked backward with a large control board dangling from his neck. The space shuttle Endeavour slowly inches 20 feet in front of him. While the shuttle seem to move robotically through the streets of L.A. and Inglewood Friday, a half dozen drivers including Bello were charged with navigating it around every tree, light pole and sign. Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2012 at L.A. NOW
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By all accounts, County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky used his position as a Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum commissioner to score a pair of prized tickets to the 2004 Super Bowl. But did he pay for them? That is a matter of sharp dispute. Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2012 at L.A. NOW
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Endeavour space shuttle: Here is the schedule for the space shuttle Endeavour's final flight over California Friday Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2012 at L.A. NOW
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Anticipation is building for the space shuttle Endeavour's flight over California Friday. Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2012 at L.A. NOW
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Competitive eating champion Joey Chestnut reclaimed the mantle of fastest gyoza eater, setting a new record when he wolfed down 266 pan-fried dumplings in 10 minutes in Little Tokyo. Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2012 at L.A. NOW
One of the largest Fourth of July fireworks shows in the nation was ruined in San Diego Wednesday after a glitch caused all the pyrotechnics to ignite all at once. Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2012 at L.A. NOW
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The family of a 15-year-old girl who overdosed on Ecstasy at a rave concert at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and later died will receive a settlement of $190,000 on behalf of the stadium, the rave promoter and a former Coliseum manager, lawyers said. Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2012 at L.A. NOW
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On the set list was a new song from the Boss, “We Take Care of Our Own” -– and that’s what four of the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena’s bosses did for Bruce Springsteen’s sold-out stand there. The taxpayer-owned Sports Arena is in financial ruins, but the four officials used their government position to claim a luxury suite for both of Springsteen’s performances at the venue last month. They enjoyed his blue-collar brand of rock ’n’ roll from digs that included a private entry, spacious bathroom, kitchenette, lounge area and television screen. Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2012 at L.A. NOW
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Miss Sunday's eclipse? Energized by the celestial show and dying for more? You'll have to wait awhile. The continental United States won't see another good show for five years. And Los Angeles won't see as stunning as a show for another 59 years. But here is a sampling of what's next in store for the solar eclipse front in the United States. Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2012 at L.A. NOW
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Watch live streaming video from interior at livestream.com The "ring of fire" solar eclipse dazzled viewers around the world, offering breathtaking views from Asia to North America. And the National Park Service planned to broadcast the eclipse live over New... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2012 at L.A. NOW