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- Jaycee Dugard speaks about 18 years as a sex slave
In her first interview since being abducted at age 11, a poised Jaycee Dugard tells ABC News’ Diane Sawyer about her harrowing kidnapping, repeated rapes and giving birth in a crude backyard shed.
As 14-year-old Jaycee Dugard struggled in a crude backyard shed to deliver her baby daughter, the serial predator who had abducted and raped her stepped in to unwrap the umbilical cord that trapped the infant.
- Highly rated instructors go beyond teaching to the standardized test
Some Southern California teachers are finding ways to keep creativity in the lesson plan even as they prepare their students for standardized tests.
Even as the annual state testing season bore down on her this spring, fourth-grade teacher Jin Yi barely bothered with test prep materials. The Hobart Boulevard Elementary School teacher used to spend weeks with practice tests but found they bored her students.
- ‘Survivor’ producer’s extradition hearing may hinge on daughter’s tale of events
‘Survivor’ producer Bruce Beresford-Redman is accused of killing his wife in Cancun, Mexico. His lawyers say his 6-year-old daughter’s testimony could scuttle his extradition.
A reality TV producer is hoping his 6-year-old daughter will be allowed to testify at his extradition hearing this week and unravel authorities’ theory that he murdered his wife in their Cancun, Mexico, suite.
- A community of single parents
A portion of Santa Ana’s Willard neighborhood outranks every other Orange County area in the proportion of single-parent households. It may be affordable, but poverty is the norm and the streets aren’t always safe.
Welcome to Census Tract 750.03. Nestled in north Santa Ana, this is a piece of the Willard neighborhood, where neutral-colored apartment complexes, tri-plexes and four-plexes dominate the landscape.
- San Diego’s Plunge falls on hard times
The indoor swimming pool, built in 1925, is closed in a dispute between city officials and a tenant. Local residents and tourists fear the end of the Mission Beach Plunge.
Across this sunny city there are numerous public swimming pools. On the coastline, there are wide beaches where gentle waves beckon.
- Royal couple visit skid row arts center on final day in L.A.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge paint with students and watch a dance performance at Inner-City Arts. Before departing, Prince William expresses gratitude for being ‘welcomed so warmly.’
Growing up poor in South Los Angeles, Lorenzo Perez never imagined he would one day dance for British royalty.
- The Restaurant Explosion, Part II
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES – The last time there was this much restaurant action in Downtown Los Angeles was in late 2008. That was the opening of L.A. Live, and in addition to the dozen eating and drinking outlets at the Anschutz Entertainment Group attraction, there were other new spots. During that time, Downtown saw the arrival of establishments including Fleming’s Steakhouse, Drago Centro, Urth Caffé and Casa.
- NFL Football in L.A. for a Day
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES – The longer Los Angeles goes without football, the bigger the names get at NFL 101 All-Access.
- Rocking Out on Skid Row
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES – Over the past decade, pop punk band The Dollyrots have played an endless string of shows. They’ve been onstage at numerous Los Angeles venues, performed at the Knitting Factory in New York City and earned a spot on the Vans Warped Tour in 2006. Earlier this year, they toured briefly with famed all-female rock group The Go-Go’s.
- Windows Open on Microsoft Convention
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES – Anime Expo gets the kids dressed up in the most outrageous outfits. The L.A. Auto Show draws the massive crowds that drool over shiny cars. E3 brings in the hippest audience, with tens of thousands of people ogling and playing the latest and soon-to-be-hottest video games.
- The Man With the Plan
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES – Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s nomination of Michael LoGrande as Director of City Planning last July raised some eyebrows in local planning circles. For one, LoGrande had worked in the planning department for 15 years, but not as a planner — he was more of a code wizard. Before being tapped to head the department, he was the city’s chief zoning administrator.
- What’s For Sale: A 12-Story Beaux Arts Apartment Complex Hits the Market
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES – In the column “What’s for Sale,” Los Angeles Downtown News looks at everything from condos to multi-family buildings to vacant lots now on the market. We hope that regular snapshots of individual properties will make for a wide-ranging survey of the overall community.
- DWP Makes "Most Hated" List
For some customers who’ve had to deal with frustrating billing errors and overcharges, this news may not come as a surprise.
- Firefighters Gain Ground on Sierra Nevada Fire
About 200 firefighters are battling a wildfire burning in a rugged but remote area in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada.
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- Swatch From Moon-Bound Flag Going to Auction
It was one small step for man. Now one small strip from the famed flag planted on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission is set to go to auction.
- Connecting Veterans to Jobs
Ninety percent of all military occupations directly transfer to the private sector. NBC LA has joined forces with US Chambers of Congress to sponsor “Hiring Our Heroes,” a job fair connecting veterans to jobs.
- One Officer Dead, One Hospitalized After Crash
One of two officers whose patrol cars crashed in Alhambra Sunday morning has died, according to Alhambra police.
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