Sunday, October 28, 2012

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Sunday, Oct 28, 2012 11:22 PM EDT

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Los Angeles Times

San Diego mayoral candidates draw lines in the mud

Sunday, Oct 28, 2012 11:14 PM EDT

Bob Filner and Carl DeMaio are diametrically opposite — except in their vitriol. As the election nears, the campaign has left many voters undecided. SAN DIEGO — After a campaign filled with negative TV commercials and name-calling, San Diego voters will choose between two philosophically opposed candidates to succeed termed-out Mayor Jerry Sanders, a moderate Republican.

Alarcon suggests making Verdugo Hills Golf Course a historic site

Sunday, Oct 28, 2012 10:59 PM EDT

As neighbors fight plans for a housing development, the councilman proposes adding the land, which once held a World War II detention center, to L.A.'s list of historic and cultural monuments. L.A. Councilman Richard Alarcon is hoping to save the Verdugo Hills Golf Course from residential development by adding it to the city's list of historic and cultural monuments, citing its history as a ...

Wildlife biologist Jeff Sikich knows how to get his mountain lion

Sunday, Oct 28, 2012 10:06 PM EDT

Sikich is a world-known tracker of carnivores for groups aiming to study and keep them alive. His territory in recent years: The Santa Monica Mountains. His quarry: mountain lions. Jeff Sikich shinnied up a charred oak in the Allegheny Mountains of western Virginia, shined his flashlight down into the hollowed-out trunk and gazed into the wary eyes of a mother bear 10 feet below.

Measuring the worth of a teacher?

Sunday, Oct 28, 2012 09:44 PM EDT

L.A. Unified School District's Academic Growth Over Time measurement system, based on students' progress on standardized tests, spurs debate over fairness, accuracy. How to measure the worth of Los Angeles math teacher Kyle Hunsberger?

State strips 23 schools of API rankings for cheating

Sunday, Oct 28, 2012 09:29 PM EDT

Teachers helped students correct mistakes on standardized tests, prepared them with actual test questions or left instructional posters displayed in the classroom during testing, according to school district reports. The third-grader had good news: She was doing great on her standardized tests, she proudly told a teacher at the school.

Canyon News

Canyon News - Isla Urbana Wins Water Conservation Award

Sunday, Oct 28, 2012 06:11 PM EDT

BEVERLY HILLS —On October 17, Greg Harriott was awarded a $10,000 prize for his film on responsible water use. The fifth annual Intelligent Use of Water Film Competition.

Canyon News - Fun Halloween Activities In The City

Sunday, Oct 28, 2012 06:11 PM EDT

WEST HOLLYWOOD—On October 19, a list of What to Do in Halloween was released for people who look for fun or frightening places to go to. It is not only an opportunity to wear ridiculous, out-of-the ordinary costumes, but also an occasion to have fun in the city.

Canyon News - Giants One Win Away From Championship

Sunday, Oct 28, 2012 04:41 PM EDT

DETROIT—The San Francisco Giants won their sixth consecutive playoff game and second straight shutout on Saturday, defeating the Detroit Tigers 2-0 in Game 3 of the World Series.

Canyon News - UCLA Beats Arizona St. 45-43 In Shootout

Sunday, Oct 28, 2012 03:11 PM EDT

TEMPE—UCLA improved their record to 6-2 overall and 3-2 in the Pac-12 South after beating Arizona State 45-43 on Bruin kicker Ka’imi Fairbairn’s 33-yard field goal as time expired on Saturday.

Canyon News - No. 10 USC Upset By Arizona

Sunday, Oct 28, 2012 01:41 PM EDT

TUCSON—Southern California quarterback Matt Barkley gave it all he had on the last play of the game, tossing a Hail Mary fifty yards into the end zone, only to see it batted to the ground as the clock expired.

CBS 2 Los Angeles

Clayton Kershaw Receives Baseball’s Prestigious 2012 Clemente Award

Sunday, Oct 28, 2012 08:34 PM EDT

Dodger ace Clayton Kershaw has won the prestigious 2012 Roberto Clemente Award.

2 Malibu Lifeguards Need Rescue After Trying To Save Stranded Woman

Sunday, Oct 28, 2012 07:17 PM EDT

Two lifeguards and a female climber needed rescue Sunday when all got stranded at Pirates Cove, according to Los Angeles County Fire officlals.

Magnitude-3.9 Quake Jolts Newhall Area

Sunday, Oct 28, 2012 07:00 PM EDT

A minor earthquake has been reported in the Newhall area.

Probe Continues Following Deadly Shootings In Hawthorne

Sunday, Oct 28, 2012 05:10 PM EDT

Authorities on Sunday continued to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting deaths of two young men in Hawthorne.

Man Fatally Shot At South LA Halloween Party

Sunday, Oct 28, 2012 04:19 PM EDT

One man was killed and a second wounded when gunfire erupted at a Halloween party in South Los Angeles.

Orange County Register

Halloween goes under the sea at Ocean Institute

Sunday, Oct 28, 2012 09:06 PM EDT

DANA POINT - The California two-spot octopus watched as the white plastic skull came floating down. Immediately, the cephalopod unfurled its tentacles, deftly caught the ghoulish "lunchbox" and removed the cap to get to the sardine pieces stored inside the skull as more than 25...

O.C.'s biggest pumpkin? 991.5 pounds.

Sunday, Oct 28, 2012 07:56 PM EDT

IRVINE - The pumpkin that Chris Dunn lugged to Irvine for the 2012 Pumpkinmania giant pumpkin contest on Sunday weighed more than him. And his wife. And their five kids. And then some. It was 795 pounds of gourd, a mountain of orange that small children climbed and slid down when the contest was...

San Juan commemorates Day of the Dead

Sunday, Oct 28, 2012 07:09 PM EDT

The ninth annual Day of the Dead celebration at the San Juan Capistrano Regional Library on Sunday featured altars prepared by local residents to honor late loved ones, plus crafts in the courtyard and an exhibit of paintings by local artist Art Guevara titled "Doomsday: End of the World...

Candidate Chen twists facts for attack ad

Sunday, Oct 28, 2012 07:06 PM EDT

More attack ads twist the truth than I have time to correct. But I think I should at least set the record straight when it's my words that are misrepresented. On Oct. 11, I wrote, "Nasty ads are flooding the 39th Congressional District…" and "The...

Anaheim board considers Arabic charter school

Sunday, Oct 28, 2012 05:56 PM EDT

ANAHEIM - The Anaheim City School District board has decided to take more time to consider a proposed charter school to be called Nation Builders Arabic Academy. A dozen people spoke in favor of establishing the school at a recent board meeting, "We are Americans, too. We just want to teach...

Los Angeles Daily News

SpaceX capsule sees successful splashdown

Sunday, Oct 28, 2012 11:02 PM EDT

SpaceX's Dragon capsule splashed into the Pacific Ocean Sunday, completing its first regular resupply mission to the International Space Station.

L.A. celebrates Dia de los Muertos

Sunday, Oct 28, 2012 10:36 PM EDT

The souls of the departed playfully beckoned the living to a historic downtown Los Angeles district Sunday, for folk dancing, live music and all things skeletal.

Eastern U.S. buttons up against terrifying megastorm

Sunday, Oct 28, 2012 10:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON - Utility companies along the East Coast had thousands of workers ready to respond late Sunday as Hurricane Sandy headed north packing rain and winds that were expected to knock out power to millions of people.

Marshall Thompson and Michael Genest: The pro and con of repealing death penalty in California

Sunday, Oct 28, 2012 09:02 PM EDT

Proposition 34 on the Nov. 6 ballot would repeal the state's death penalty option and replace it with life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Firefighters contain scrap yard blaze in Pacoima

Sunday, Oct 28, 2012 07:32 PM EDT

A fire burned Sunday inside a scrap yard in Pacoima and sent a huge plume of smoke up over the eastern San Fernando Valley today.

NBC Los Angeles

Lifeguards Stranded During Cliff Rescue

Sunday, Oct 28, 2012 10:40 PM EDT

Sheriff's search and rescue crews had to help two lifeguards to safety on Sunday as they were trying to help a woman off a cliff in an area known as Pirates Cove, officials said.

Raiders Win Second Straight

Sunday, Oct 28, 2012 09:25 PM EDT

Darren McFadden rushes for more than 100 yards for just second time this season Photo Credit: Getty Images

Teen Driver Arrested in Homeless Deaths

Sunday, Oct 28, 2012 02:55 PM EDT

A 19-year-old woman who police say ran over and killed two people sleeping on a downtown sidewalk early Sunday has been arrested.

Fire, Explosion, Kill Grandmother in Carson

Sunday, Oct 28, 2012 02:10 PM EDT

A deadly explosion in Carson took the life of an 82-year-old grandmother who was cooking dinner for her son and grandson late Saturday.

Deal: More Fans Can See Lakers Games

Sunday, Oct 28, 2012 12:55 PM EDT

After weeks of tense negotiations, the cable TV company that owns the right to broadcast Lakers basketball games has reached a deal that will enable more Southern Californians to see the team play its Halloween... Photo Credit: NBAE/Getty Images

KABC-TV Los Angeles

Attacks near Syria-Turkey border escalate, killing at least 110 people

Sunday, Oct 28, 2012 09:33 PM EDT

Government and rebel forces continued fighting near the Turkey-Syria border Sunday, leaving 110 people dead.

House at Haunted Hill has high-tech thrills

Sunday, Oct 28, 2012 09:22 PM EDT

The House at Haunted Hill includes a spooky and popular haunted house inspired by Disney's Haunted Mansion ride.

Lifeguards get stranded during rescue operation along a Malibu cliff

Sunday, Oct 28, 2012 08:37 PM EDT

The LA County Sheriff's Malibu Search and Rescue Team harnessed two lifeguards to safety Saturday.

Man deliberately run over by car, killed outside a party in Lynwood; suspect at large

Sunday, Oct 28, 2012 05:07 PM EDT

Police are searching for a suspect who ran over and killed a man after a party in Lynwood Sunday.

Double car bombings in Iraq kill 22 people, injure dozens

Sunday, Oct 28, 2012 04:18 PM EDT

Double car bombings targeting Iraq's Shiite community killed more than 20 and injured dozens more in Sadr City Saturday.

Daily Breeze

Practice safety first, but some Halloween fears more faction than fact, experts say

Sunday, Oct 28, 2012 08:30 PM EDT

Halloween is a time for fear and fright, but some common worries about the ghastly holiday may be overblown, experts say.

SpaceX freight capsule Dragon returns to Earth

Sunday, Oct 28, 2012 08:00 PM EDT

HAWTHORNE —A control room at an industrial park in the South Bay city of Hawthorne handled the re-entry of the latest American space capsule, which splashed down 200 miles off the California coast at 12:20 p.m. today.

2 men fatally shot in Hawthorne

Sunday, Oct 28, 2012 08:00 PM EDT

Two men were killed in a shooting early Sunday morning in Hawthorne in what investigators believe may have been a gang-related shooting.

About Town: Peninsula conservancy feasts on food, views

Sunday, Oct 28, 2012 08:00 PM EDT

It's only fitting that the first order of business in planning Palos Verdes Pastoral, an opulent benefit for the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, was consulting the lunar calendar.

Proposition 30 analysis: Does California need more tax money?

Sunday, Oct 28, 2012 07:15 PM EDT

The real choice is not between taxes and cuts, but rather between taxes and the status quo -- and voters must decide whether the status quo will lead to even more problems for an already struggling school system.

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