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Robert J. Lopez

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  • Judge turns thumbs down on Preckwinkle business tax

    Judge turns thumbs down on Preckwinkle business tax
    Days before her 2014 budget address, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's bid to balance this year's spending plan took a hit Tuesday when a judge ordered the county to stop collecting a tax on certain big-ticket items purchased outside the...
  • Around Town: Tourney raises $40,000 for seniors

    Around Town: Tourney raises $40,000 for seniors
    FUNDRAISERS The Huntington Beach Council on Aging raised more than $40,000 during the 21st annual On Course golf tournament. First Bank and Capital Source Bank were title sponsors for the event, held in Huntington Beach. A silent auction and raffle...
  • L.A. Latino International Film Festival returns after year's absence

    L.A. Latino International Film Festival returns after year's absence
    When the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival canceled its annual showcase last fall, some local cinephiles feared that its 15th edition in 2011 might've been its last. But the festival, one of the country's largest for Spanish- and...
  • Garcetti replaces LAFD Chief Cummings after 911 disclosures

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's decision to replace his fire chief after a tumultuous 18 months for the emergency rescue agency underscores one of the biggest challenges facing his administration: Rebooting the city's aging technology to improve the...
  • Walking the walk at Live the Look

    Walking the walk at Live the Look
    South Coast Plaza shoppers stepped into their wildest couture, décor and cosmetic dreams last weekend at the center's first Live the Look event, held in partnership with the Hollywood Reporter. Presenting the best in fashion, beauty and home, the...
  • Sparks, Nev., stunned after student kills teacher, himself

    Sparks, Nev., stunned after student kills teacher, himself
    SPARKS, Nev. — A middle school crowded with parents dropping off their children and students hurrying to class erupted into chaos Monday morning as a student drew a semiautomatic handgun and opened fire, killing a teacher and wounding two students...
  • Trading places with a councilman

    Trading places with a councilman
    One day not long ago I was sitting in the audience at a Los Angeles City Council meeting when Tom LaBonge approached me. I'd been hammering city officials for the long-running budget mess, and about how, thanks in part to exorbitant labor contracts, the...
  • Brace yourself: 'Book of Mormon' comes to Orlando

     Brace yourself: 'Book of Mormon' comes to Orlando
    "Will I like this show?" A critic is often asked that question — by total strangers, no less — as if it's possible to know the precise taste of any theatergoer. With "The Book of Mormon," the touring Broadway hit that opens Tuesday, Oct....
  • Sparks students say school shooter may have been bullied

    Sparks students say school shooter may have been bullied
    SPARKS, Nev. – He was dressed like any other student at Sparks Middle School: standard khaki pants and a Sparks sweatshirt. He was tall for a middle schooler, with dark, spiked hair, and in his hand early Monday was a Ruger 9-millimeter...
  • Bullying may have motivated Nevada school shooter

    Bullying may have motivated Nevada school shooter
    SPARKS, Nev. — He was dressed like any other student at Sparks Middle School: standard khaki pants and a Sparks sweat shirt. He was tall for a middle schooler, with dark, spiked hair, and he held a Ruger 9-millimeter semiautomatic handgun in his...
  • Nevada middle school shooter's name officially revealed

    Nevada middle school shooter's name officially revealed
    SPARKS, Nev. — After days of saying they could not release his name, Sparks city officials publicly identified the 12-year-old shooter who this week killed a math teacher and wounded two classmates at his middle school before turning the gun on...