LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – When 82-year-old Tae Young Kim thinks about the happiest days of his childhood in Korea, he recalls spinning tops on the floor and going sledding with his younger brother.
Those are some of the few precious memories Kim has of his family before the outbreak of the Korean War in 1950 separated him, at age 17, from his two brothers and three sisters.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A west Los Angeles diner that is celebrated as a classic example of mid-20th century Space Age-style Googie architecture has been mentioned on a record by singer Tom Waits and depicted with fiery streaks of orange by painter Edward Ruscha.
The 1956 Norms restaurant location received another mark of distinction on Thursday when the Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission voted 5-0 to recommend designating it as a cultural monument to be preserved, officials said.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – About 30 makers of low-priced
California wines including popular brands Charles Shaw and
Sutter Home allow unacceptable levels of arsenic in their
products, private attorneys said in a proposed class action
filed in Los Angeles on Thursday.
The legal action represents a challenge to a segment of the
industry that produces wines that consumers can buy for less
than $10 a bottle, or in the case of Charles Shaw the so-called
Two-Buck Chuck product that retailer Trader Joe’s has
popularized at $2.
(Reuters) – New York police took into custody one more teenage girl on Saturday in connection with the beating and robbery of a young woman at a McDonald’s restaurant in Brooklyn that was captured on video and went viral, leaving one suspect still at large, a police spokeswoman said.
A 16-year-old girl turned herself into New York police, but because she has not yet been formally charged her name was not been released, a New York Police Department spokeswoman said.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Police arrested 10 teenagers from a Los Angeles high school on Friday in connection with sexual assaults and unlawful sex acts against two fellow students, and investigators were seeking four more youths as suspects, authorities said.
Police said the case came to their attention when administrators at Venice High School, a campus in a relatively affluent community near the beach in the west of the city, reported a suspected sexual assault to detectives on Tuesday evening.
(Reuters) – Some of the first video taken of the sunken Japanese battleship Musashi, newly discovered by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s exploration team, reveals that the vessel broke apart before coming to rest on the sea floor near the Philippines in 1944, researchers said on Friday.
Footage of the wreck was shot this week by a remotely operated underwater vehicle exploring what remains of the World War Two battleship, one of the largest ever built, at the bottom of the Sibuyan Sea.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Police arrested nine teenagers from a Los Angeles high school on Friday in connection with sexual assaults and unlawful sex acts against two students, and investigators are seeking five more minors who also are suspects, a police official said.
Police said administrators at Venice High School, a campus in a relatively affluent community near the beach in the west of the city, reported a suspected sexual assault to detectives on Tuesday evening.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Parents who say their toddler children had thumb tacks pricked into their legs as a form a discipline at a California daycare center have sued the facility’s former operators over abuse they said was perpetrated by two teachers.
The civil suit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, says the teachers involved in the abuse, which occurred between 2013 and 2014 at a Tutor Time franchise, were fired after their actions came to the attention of management, but that the daycare center concealed their actions from parents.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Organizers of a Spanish-style bull run agreed on Tuesday to stop holding their event in California to settle a lawsuit filed against them by two animal rights groups that claimed the animals are terrified and harassed.
The Great Bull Run company’s events have seen participants in shorts and red scarves scampering alongside the horned animals weighing about 1,500 pounds (680 kilograms) in fenced tracks set up at venues in metropolitan areas such as Atlanta, Houston and the Twin Cities in Minnesota.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – AEG has dropped its project to build a National Football League stadium in downtown Los Angeles, the entertainment company said, following moves by two groups that put forward competing stadium plans this year for suburbs of the city.
The statement late on Monday from Anschutz Entertainment Group, which launched its effort to build a stadium in 2010, came ahead of an April 17 deadline imposed by Los Angeles for the company to lure an NFL team to the city.