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Entries by Kathleen Miles from 12/2012

LA Port Strike Slows Commercial Activity, Despite Efforts To End Walkout

Posted 12.01.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — A strike dramatically slowed activity at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach – the nation's busiest cargo complex &ndash...

Prime Healthcare Services, Owner Of OC Hospitals, Fined For Breaching Patient's Privacy

Posted 12.01.2012 | Los Angeles

The embattled owner of four Orange County hospitals has been fined $95,000 by the state for breaching a patient's privacy in an effort to rebut a news...

Northridge Shooting: Four Bodies Found Face-down Outside California Suburban House (VIDEO)

Posted 12.02.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The bodies of four people who had been shot to death were found face-down Sunday outside a suburban Southern California home that ...

LA Port Union Contract Talks Adjourn Without Resolution Amid 5th Day Of Strike (VIDEO)

Posted 12.02.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Contract talks between clerical workers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and shippers have resumed as the strike entered...

Latinos Live Longer Than Non-Latinos In Ventura, Calif. And Nationally, According To Data

Posted 12.02.2012 | Los Angeles

Latinos in Ventura County are four times less likely to have health insurance than white non-Hispanics. Their median income -- $21,693 -- is less than...

Commentary: Union Points Fingers On Sex Abuse

Posted 12.03.2012 | Los Angeles
Read More: Los Angeles News

Lots of blame was dished out last week after a state audit found weak dismissal and reporting practices at LAUSD regarding teachers accused of sexual ...

2013 LA Mayoral Poll: Eric Garcetti Leads Wendy Greuel By Slight Margin (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.03.2012 | Los Angeles

Councilman Eric Garcetti is slightly ahead in LA's 2013 mayoral race, according to a poll released Monday. Of polled Angelenos who have decided who...

Scientology Game, 'The Source,' Digitizes The Quest For The Church's Secrets (VIDEO)

Posted 12.04.2012 | Los Angeles

If this Indiegogo project gets funded, you may soon be able to learn all the secrets of Scientology without getting locked into a billion-year contrac...

LAPD Taps Predictive Policing To Focus Patrols

Posted 12.04.2012 | Los Angeles
Read More: Los Angeles News

It’s a little after two in the afternoon at the LAPD’s Foothill Division — prime time for the administrative work that makes boots-on-the-ground...

Ari Solomon, First Gay Man To Get Married From LA, Recounts His Wedding Day (VIDEO)

Posted 12.04.2012 | Los Angeles

Ari Solomon and his partner drove from Los Angeles to Northern California in the middle of the night when they heard that Mayor Gavin Newsom was allow...

All Saints Church, Hosting Muslim Public Affairs Council Convention, Receives Threats, Hate Mail (UPDATE)

Posted 12.05.2012 | Los Angeles

For the first time in its history, the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) is holding its annual convention at a Christian church. But now the counci...

LA Broken Parking Meter Still Means A Ticket (VIDEO)

Posted 12.06.2012 | Los Angeles

There is no rest for the parking spot-searching weary. The Los Angeles City Council decided Wednesday to uphold a ban on parking at broken meters. ...

Antonio Villaraigosa, Having Joined Fix The Debt Campaign, Blames Criticism On Broken Politics (VIDEO)

Posted 12.07.2012 | Los Angeles

LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa responded defensively to the backlash he's received for signing onto the Republican-leaning Campaign to Fix the Debt on ...

John Silva Dies: TV Helicopter News Coverage Pioneer Dies In Calif.

Posted 12.07.2012 | Los Angeles

CAMARILLO, Calif. -- The Los Angeles television engineer who won Emmy Awards for creating helicopter news coverage in 1958 has died in Southern Califo...

Rubber Ducks Seized At LA And Long Beach Ports For Chemical Safety

Posted 12.07.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Southern California have seized nearly 36,000 Chinese rubber ducks that contain lev...

Antonio Villaraigosa On Walmart, AEG, Marijuana, Taxes, The Zoo And His Future (VIDEO)

Posted 12.07.2012 | Los Angeles

Antonio Villaraigosa appeared on HuffPost Live Thursday to talk about a variety of hot topics in LA that include Walmart, marijuana, taxes, the zoo an...

LA Christmas Decorations Stolen: Over $1,000 Worth Stolen From South LA Lawn (VIDEO)

Posted 12.10.2012 | Los Angeles

Grinches are real, and at least one just stole Christmas from a three-year-old in South LA. For parents Duron and Sybil Hicks, it was a tradition t...

Cedars-Sinai Surgery Infections In Five Patients Caused By Tears In Surgeon's Gloves, Hospital Admits

Posted 12.10.2012 | Los Angeles

Five patients at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center contracted staph infections after a surgeon implanted replacement heart valves in them while he had bact...

Census 2010: Centenarians Are Mostly White Women, Many In California And The South

Posted 12.10.2012 | Los Angeles

Men still get paid more than women and they may have greater physical strength, but women have one striking advantage -- if that's how you see it -- o...

Online Puppy Mills: International Fund For Animal Welfare Report Exposes Massive Industry (UPDATE)

Posted 12.11.2012 | Los Angeles

Hundreds of thousands of puppies that are raised in puppy mill conditions are advertised online each day, according to a report released by the nonpro...

'Maternity Hotel' In Chino Hills, Calif. Sparks Outrage, Reports Of Other Maternity Tourism Businesses (VIDEO)

Posted 12.12.2012 | Los Angeles

An alleged “maternity hotel” in Chino Hills, Calif. is housing a “maternity tourism” business accommodating women who travel from Asia to give...

Dec. 21 In LA: Griffith Observatory Invites Angelenos To Party Late On Mayan Doomsday

Posted 12.13.2012 | Los Angeles

Because hysteria is more fun in groups, the Griffith Observatory is inviting Angelenos to hang out late on Friday, Dec. 21, when the Mayans predicted ...

More Women Have Driver's Licenses Than Men, Study Says

Posted 12.13.2012 | Los Angeles

For the first time in history, more women than men have driver's licenses, and that means safer roads and less pollution for all of us. Just over 5...

Top 10 Facebook Check-Ins For 2012: Southern California And Ballparks Dominate The List (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.14.2012 | Los Angeles

America loves Southern California and ballparks, at least according to Facebook's end-of-the-year 2012 data. Of the social networking site's recent...

Los Angeles Responds To Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting By Beefing Up Security

Posted 12.14.2012 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles is responding with sympathy and increased security to a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Friday morning tha...