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Entries by Kathleen Miles from 11/2011

Gilbert Cates Dies: Oscar, Film And TV Producer Body Found In UCLA Parking Lot (VIDEO)

Posted 11.01.2011 | Los Angeles

Gilbert Cates, long-time producer of film, TV, theater and the Academy Awards, was found dead at 77 last night in a UCLA parking lot. While the cause ...

Parents Sue LAUSD For Lack Of Teacher Evaluations

Posted 11.01.2011 | Los Angeles

An upcoming lawsuit by a coalition of Los Angeles parents and education groups alleges that the Los Angeles Unified School District has been breaking ...

Costco Frog Salad: Does Organic Food Come With Live Treats? (VIDEO)

Posted 11.02.2011 | Los Angeles

Liya Ma, a special education teacher in Pasadena, California, was in for a big surprise (in a small body) when she bought a box of organic salad from ...

Walmart Baseball Bat Killing: Homeless Man Kills When Refused Change

Posted 11.02.2011 | Los Angeles

LAKEWOOD, Calif. — The baseball-bat beating that killed a 74-year-old man inside a Southern California Walmart store appears to be random, a hom...

Dodgers For Sale: Angelenos Celebrate McCourt Departure With A Hearty 'Good Riddance' (SLIDESHOW) (POLL)

Posted 11.02.2011 | Los Angeles

Angelenos are celebrating the announcement Wednesday morning that Dodgers owner Frank McCourt will sell the team. Some fans even planned an informal r...

Occupy LA: Bank Transfer Day Saturday; Occupy Downtown Banks Friday (VIDEO)

Posted 11.03.2011 | Los Angeles

Just about everyone was irate when Bank of America announced a new monthly $5 debit card fee. But Kristen Christian, 27-year-old Los Angeles gallery o...

San Onofre Leak: Southern California Edison Criticized For Delay

Posted 11.03.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Nuclear watchdog and environmental groups have criticized Southern California Edison for how long it took to notify the media and publi...

Michael Hughes, 'Southside Slayer,' Guilty Of 3 More Murders

Posted 11.03.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- A convicted serial killer has been found guilty of three additional murders during the "Southside Slayer" attacks that terrorized Los A...

Riverside Charges Inmates for Stays In 'Prison Hotels' (POLL)

Posted 11.03.2011 | Los Angeles

Should inmates have to pay the county back for taxpayer money spent on their jail time? This week, Riverside County supervisors unanimously voted yes....

Newsom, Johnson Drug Conference: Is Legalization The Answer To The War On Drugs? (POLL)

Posted 11.04.2011 | Los Angeles

It is rare for a politician to openly advocate the legalization of drugs as the solution to the country's drug problem. But that's just what Californi...

Antonio Banderas' Obama Fundraiser: Actor Dishes About What It Was Like To Host The President (VIDEO)

Posted 11.04.2011 | Los Angeles

In the video below, Antonio Banderas, star of the hit film "Puss in Boots," opens up about the flurry of emotions he felt hosting President Obama at h...

Pomona Neo-Nazi Rally: National Socialist Movement Fights CA's Dream Act (VIDEO)

Posted 11.07.2011 | Los Angeles

"The American dream is not for illegals. It's for white America," Jeff Schoep, commander of the National Socialist Movement (NSM), said at the neo-Naz...

Brendon Mendoza vs. Bank Of America: 14,000 Signatures Halt Southern California Man's Foreclosure

Posted 11.08.2011 | Los Angeles

This story has been updated to include a response from Bank of America. Banks are poised to repossess approximately 800,000 homes this year, but w...

Jenelle Hutcherson, Lesbian Miss Long Beach Contestant, Makes History (VIDEO)

Posted 11.08.2011 | Los Angeles

Jenelle Hutcherson rocks a teal Mohawk, pierced nose, black ear plugs and a tattoo that says "What goes around comes around." And she is making histor...

UCLA Operation Mend Reconstructs Severely Burned Military Faces (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Posted 11.11.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- It was Aaron Mankin's first chance at combat in Iraq. As a part of Operation Matador, he was going door-to-door looking for traces of w...

Marie Jones: OC Drug Trafficker/Housewife/DEA Informant Tells Her Wild Tale (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

Posted 11.11.2011 | Los Angeles

A female Walter from "Breaking Bad"? Or a higher-stakes Nancy from "Weeds"? This is a true story. Marie Jones shared her shocking story for the fir...

Katy Perry: Free Concert At The Staples Center To Thank Her Fans

Posted 11.12.2011 | Los Angeles

NEW YORK -- Katy Perry is thanking her fans with a free concert in Los Angeles. The pop singer will perform the free show on Nov. 23 at the Staples C...

DonorsChoose.org LAUSD: $4 Million Grant Gives Parents And Starbucks Customers Power To Fund Teacher Projects (VIDEO)

Posted 11.14.2011 | Los Angeles

The Wasserman Foundation has made a $4 million grant to Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) schools, and, as an Angeleno, if you go to Starbuc...

Occupy Wall Street Eviction: Occupy LA Marches In Solidarity (VIDEO)

Posted 11.15.2011 | Los Angeles

All eyes could shift to Occupy Los Angeles, thus far one of the most peaceful Occupy encampments across the nation, as New York's Occupy Wall Street i...

Lancaster Surveillance Plane: Good For Crime, Bad For Privacy (VIDEO)

Posted 11.15.2011 | Los Angeles

Lancaster City Council voted unanimously last week to begin near-constant aerial surveillance of its city on May 1. City leaders say the program will ...

Jonathan White: Man With Schizophrenia Dies After Being Tasered & Pepper-Sprayed By Police (VIDEO)

Posted 11.16.2011 | Los Angeles

A 29-year-old man from San Bernardino, California died Tuesday after being tasered and pepper sprayed by the police. The man, Jonathan White, had schi...

Don Peters, Gymnastics Coach, Banned From Olympics After Sexual Abuse Accusations (VIDEO)

Posted 11.16.2011 | AOL

INDIANAPOLIS — A former Olympic gymnastics coach accused of sexually abusing two athletes in the 1980s has been banned for life by USA Gymnastic...

Don Peters, Gymnastics Coach, Banned From Olympics After Sexual Abuse Accusations (VIDEO)

Posted 11.16.2011 | Los Angeles

INDIANAPOLIS -- A former Olympic gymnastics coach accused of sexually abusing two athletes in the 1980s has been banned for life by USA Gymnastics and...

Small Business Saturday LA: Support Your Local Businesses, Day After Black Friday (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Posted 11.16.2011 | Los Angeles

Eager shoppers are already camped out in tents outside of the Best Buy in Chino Hills. Target has decided to start its holiday sale Thanksgiving night...

Cal State Long Beach Protests 9% Tuition Hike, Chanting 'Make The 1% Pay' (VIDEO)

Posted 11.16.2011 | Los Angeles

Story has been updated. Violent protests erupted outside of the California State University Board of Trustees meeting Wednesday in Long Beach, whe...