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Today's Local News for Beverly Hills CA :As of 10:21 PM EST
Without Mrs. Bucka's cookies, it just wouldn't be Christmas. But an old, faded, butter-stained piece of paper had gone missing. Time after time this holiday season, I reached for the phone on the kitchen counter to call my mother-in-law in Ohio. Then I remembered, I'm on my own now making family favorites.
As the landmark stadium's finances nose-dived, commissioners took little notice. Month after month, the financial forecasts for the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum seemed as sunny as could be.
Claremont United Methodist Church has a Christmas tradition of unusual nativity displays, intended to carry a social or political message.
Protesters will walk the parade route after the floats and marching bands have passed. The group has been working with police and Tournament of Roses officials on how not to disrupt the parade. An army of volunteers from across the nation has once again descended upon Pasadena's Rose Palace, where several floats are being covered with flowers.
The prior two years had each seen capital punishment ordered for 29 criminals. Analysts say a broken appeals process is driving the trend, and some observers cite tight budgets prosecutors face. The number of death sentences issued in California dropped this year to 10, one of the lowest levels since the state reinstated capital punishment in 1978.
SHERMAN OAKS —Two burglaries, one successful, the other failed, have taken place within days of each other in the last week within the Sherman Oaks and Van Nuys areas, respectively.
SHERMAN OAKS—On Wednesday, December 28, a former bank robber who ditched his pickup truck in Sherman Oaks in August while fleeing from police, was formally charged with two counts of capital murder related to the deaths of two individuals with whom he lived in a home located on the 20200 block of Lassen Street in Chatsworth, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.
WEST HOLLYWOOD—The West Hollywood City Council has passed a resolution that has denounced the Nigerian Anti-Gay Bill on Monday, December 19. The Nigerian Senate has approved an Anti-Gay Bill that restricts gender of the same sex from marrying.
STUDIO CITY —A redistricting meeting that will encourage the public to provide their input regarding the redrawing of district boundaries will be held on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at Van Nuys City Hall at 6:30pm.
LOS FELIZ — On Friday, December 16, the 115th Anniversary of Griffith Park was celebrated by Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge with a special ceremony at Griffith Observatory.
Actor/comedian Russell Brand filed for divorce today from his wife of about 15 months, singer Katy Perry.
Magician Ivan Amodei has been packing them in at The Beverly Wilshire.
This week, resident and producer Richard Harding saw his film The First Grader released on DVD.
Events and opportunities around town.
Only in America! Well, maybe something like it exists in Israel, or New York City, but it would be hard to beat the quality of the kosher food at La Seine in Beverly Hills. I dont know why it was such a surprise, but it was.
A pastor and another member of a Hemet church who were arrested for reading Biblical passages outside a Department of Motor Vehicles office are set to be arraigned Jan. 6 on misdemeanor charges.
The reward amount has increased for the safe return of a three-month-old special needs puppy named "Harmony," that was stolen from a family vehicle Tuesday in Manhattan Beach.
Anyone thinking about shooting off a gun to ring in 2012, may want to think again.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky says the county will offer a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the series of fires set overnight in Hollywood and West Hollywood.
A 45-year-old Temple City woman is accused of providing false information to an airline in order to take revenge on a male passenger with whom she had a four-day fling.
There's the woman who found a stable full of starving, skin-and-bones horses - and then saved them.And the woman who prayed to God...
NEWPORT BEACH - The Resort at Pelican Hill has won yet another international award, this one from an independent journalist that Businessweek once called the Robert Parker of luxury travel writing."Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report" has named Pelican Hill its "Grand Resort"...
TUSTIN - It was fun for all ages as the Orange County Rescue Mission's Village of Hope in Tustin, received ten tons of snow on Friday morning. "For this group of people, most of them have never seen snow before and the kids have never touched it or eaten it and it is quite the experience...
ANAHEIM - A man stabbed to death on the Santa Ana River Trail, near the 91 freeway, has been identified as 42-year-old Lloyd Middaugh, police said Friday.About 6:15 a.m. on Wednesday, a person exercising on the trail called police to report a person down between Tustin and Lakeview avenues,...
ANAHEIM - The producers of electronic-dance raves that have raised concern and criticism in the past are staging a giant New Year's party - on Saturday and Sunday - at the Anaheim Convention Center.The dance party has raised safety concerns about overcrowding and potential drug use, but...
Road reopens, but will close again Tuesday for a permanent fix
Large sinkhole on the roadway in colton led to closure this morning
The two men, who were 16 at the time of the home-invasion attack, will not be eligible for parole in the brutal beating death
Opening is described as the size of a Volkswagen ; officials not sure how long closure will last
Officials not sure how long closure will last
LOS ANGELES - An arsonist swept through the Hollywood area under the cover of dark early Friday, torching vehicles whose flames ignited nearby houses, including one once occupied by Doors frontman Jim Morrison.
This week's court ruling on redevelopment agencies marked another devastating setback for San Fernando Valley residents hoping to replace the 63-year-old Reseda Theater.
MALIBU, Calif. - Nearly 24 hours after a man called for medical help and his empty kayak was found off the coast of Malibu, Coast Guard officials prepared to suspend their search, officials said Friday.
Revelers will be out in force on New Year's Eve, and police would like to remind them they will be too, so don't drink and drive.
CLAIM: Deputy who arrested Mel Gibson was told to cover up anti-Semitic statements.
For the first time the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County will have a float in the Rose Parade. It's called "Dinosaurs in L.A.'s Backyard," and features three life-sized dinosaurs.
A pair of barn owls at a sanctuary in Orange County are being watched by thousands of people as they await the arrival of their chicks.
The number of goods coming into Southland ports was flat this year, but the Port of Los Angeles posted its second year of record-high export figures despite shrinking imports.
Pasadena police and fire departments to use a new $7 million communications system this weekend. A critic questions raises concerns about communication problems with other cities that aren't yet using the new...
Pasadena hotels see a decrease in demand, despite the Tournament of Roses in full bloom.
Southern California will enter the New Year with Chamber of Commerce weather as a high-pressure ridge building in through the weekend combines with an offshore flow to bring above-normal afternoon temperatures.
It's that time of year again: It's the time for that annual batch of shiny, hopeful, perennially unrealistic New Year's resolutions.
LOS ANGELES—Cargo volume slipped at the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in 2011, primarily because shippers are increasingly using India and Singapore as hubs to East Coast destinations, authorities said.
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Redondo Beach residents can recycle their trees starting Saturday.
Tickets are on sale for the Local Food & Wine Challenge, a Jan. 19 tasting event that will benefit FOOD Share. Organized by the Ventura County Wine Trail, the competition will feature 13 teams of representatives from area restaurants and wineries.
The fact that Jeremias Barut, known as Jerry, has lived to celebrate his 100th birthday on Jan. 1 is reason enough for a huge party, according to grandson Darrell Waycasy. Waycasy, 41, explained that his grandfather was seriously ill earlier this year with a perforated ulcer, which required numerous operations to repair, along with a bout of pneumonia.
BP Technology Ventures is the newest energy giant investing in Camarillo-based startup Cool Planet BioFuels Inc. The venture capital firm joins current investors General Electric Co., ConocoPhillips , NRG Energy Inc., Google Ventures and North Bridge Venture Partners in Cool Planet's C Round of funding, led by Shea Ventures, LLC.
With all the pickets and protests, layoffs, and lawyers behaving badly in Ventura County in 2011, business headlines were anything but dull. As 2012 approaches, we reflected on the region's business news and found eight topics that raised eyebrows, changed lives and impacted the local business climate ...
People around the world will be ushering in the new year by making lots of noise, kissing, watching a giant crystal ball drop, eating certain foods, setting off fireworks and generally doing everything they can to ensure good fortune in the coming year.