Monday, April 23, 2012

Yahoo! Alerts - Today's Local News for Beverly Hills CA

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Monday, April 23, 2012 10:21 PM EDT

Today's Local News for Beverly Hills CA :

As of 10:21 PM EDT

Los Angeles Times

A troubling trend in teens drinking hand sanitizer

Apr 23 8:17 PM EDT

Medical experts warn parents to watch for danger signs of young people getting drunk on the over-the-counter cleansers, which have a high percentage of ethyl alcohol. Six teenagers have shown up in two San Fernando Valley emergency rooms in the last few months with alcohol poisoning after drinking hand sanitizer, worrying public health officials who say the cases could signal a dangerous trend.

Teacher in porn film did nothing wrong, attorney says

Apr 23 10:51 AM EDT

An Oxnard teacher fired for allegedly appearing in a pornographic movie did nothing illegal and should be allowed to keep teaching, her attorney said.

Voters deserve a do-over on bullet train vote

Apr 23 10:51 AM EDT

Republican lawmakers, citing changes to the deal, want to put the brakes on the project. SACRAMENTO — The car salesman offers you a sleek new luxury model for $33,000. Go for it, you think. Time for an upgrade. Sold.

Port Theater in Corona del Mar will reopen after 14 years

Apr 23 10:50 AM EDT

The venue, which underwent an interior remodel, will welcome the public back with free screenings and seminars during this year's Newport Beach Film Festival. After a 14-year dark spell, the remodeled Port Theater in Corona del Mar will reopen during this year's Newport Beach Film Festival with free screenings and seminars.

LAPD, city have changed since the riots, panel agrees

Apr 23 10:50 AM EDT

Reflecting on the civil disturbance after the verdict in the beating of Rodney King, former Dist. Atty. Gil Garcetti, civil rights attorney Connie Rice and L.A. Times columnist Jim Newton say a diverse Police Department and better leadership have improved relations with communities across the city. The Los Angeles riots were sparked by the acquittal 20 years ago of four police officers in the ...

Canyon News

Canyon News - Lane Garrison Arrested

Apr 23 6:56 PM EDT

BEVERLY HILLS-Actor Lane Garrison was taken into custody and arrested on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. on his way back to North Palm Drive. He has been accused of both a felony domestic violence and a parole violation.

Canyon News - Zombie Attack Preparation

Apr 21 4:41 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Fire Department officials are as much concerned about preparedness on the part of the citizenry as they are about their own fire fighters and their equipment.

Canyon News - Malibu Reaches $6.6 Million Settlement

Apr 21 4:26 PM EDT

MALIBU —The City of Malibu reached a settlement on Friday, April 13 in a lawsuit filed by environmental groups, Nature Resources Defense Council and the Santa Monica Bay Keeper that held the city in violation of the Clean Water Act.

Canyon News - Two Wheels Over Four

Apr 21 4:26 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES—The fourth annual CicLAvia had Angelinos taking to the streets, abandoning their cars for the day in the name of cycling. CicLAvia took place from Sunday, April 15 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on a 10-mile stretch of City streets, closing thoroughfares to cars.

Canyon News - Critics Examine Suspension Protocols

Apr 21 4:26 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES — The threat of suspension looms larger for students today according to those finding fault with the Los Angeles school system, especially for Latino and African American students.

Beverly Hills Courier

From the Publisher: The L.A. Times should read...The L.A. Times

Apr 23 5:44 PM EDT

Every city needs a good newspaper. We're proud that The Courier is doing its duty in Beverly Hills. Now, if only our neighbor, Los Angeles, could get a better one - or at least one that actually did some research before they editorialized.

Duck Crossing Causes 'Flap' on 5 Freeway

Apr 23 2:00 PM EDT

'Ducks waddling southbound in center divider, southbound 5 just north of Los Feliz Boulevard' was the CHP traffic alert on the Golden State (5) Freeway Sunday. Several times, in fact.

Unusual Daytime Meteor Spotted this Weekend

Apr 23 1:59 PM EDT

An unusual daytime meteor was visible from northern Nevada as far south as Orange County, the National Weather Service reported yesterday.

Agenda for Tues. 4/24 BHUSD Board Meeting

Apr 23 1:45 PM EDT

Full online agenda for Tuesday's BHUSD board meeting.

"Think Like A Man" Tops box Office Expectations

Apr 23 1:45 PM EDT

'Think Like A Man' doubled the predictions of movie analysts, and opened with a $33 million weekend at the continent's box offices, an analyst said today.

CBS 2 Los Angeles

Comic Attacked While On Stage At Hollywood Improv

Apr 23 9:44 PM EDT

It was not part of the act and it was no laughing matter when a comic was attached while on stage at the world famous Hollywood Improv Comedy Club.

Police Continue Hunt For Driver In Deadly Willowbrook Hit-And-Run

Apr 23 9:01 PM EDT

Detectives Monday continued their search for the person behind a deadly hit and run in Willowbrook last week.

Investigators Hunt For Motive After Army Vet Killed

Apr 23 8:13 PM EDT

Sheriff's homicide investigators are asking the public's help in solving the murder of Iraq and Afghanistan veteran Nathen Taylor.

2 Arrested After Wild Police Pursuit Through West Covina, Whittier

Apr 23 6:16 PM EDT

Two bank robbery suspects were in custody Monday following a wild police pursuit.

Official: Marine Found Dead In SoCal Barracks Not A Recruit

Apr 23 4:49 PM EDT

An investigation was underway Monday after a Marine was found dead in his Southland military barracks.

Orange County Register

Is your workplace obsolete?

Apr 23 5:47 AM EDT

Today's workplace isn't what it used to be. Some absolute standards about how work gets done are obsolete, says Andrew Laing, who designs workplaces for businesses all over North America.He's director of strategy for the consulting firm of DEGW North America and author of "New...

Porn will be harder to see at O.C. public libraries

Apr 22 11:43 PM EDT

It's a bit of a delicate dance: How does one restrict public Internet access without violating the...

Power restored after explosion; firefighters injured

Apr 22 11:33 PM EDT

YORBA LINDA - Underground equipment near an electrical substation on Yorba Linda Boulevard exploded at least eight times Sunday night, injuring two firefighters and knocking out power to 3,385 Southern California Edison customers.The incidents happened near Fairmont Boulevard at about 8 p.m.The...

Police: Naked man arrested outside Mission Viejo home

Apr 22 9:48 PM EDT

MISSION VIEJO - A 41-year-old man was arrested Sunday morning on suspicion of indecent exposure for standing naked in front of a house and making inappropriate sexual gestures, police said.The incident happened on Ave Topanga in Mission Viejo, near the intersection of Trabuco Road and Alicia...

Tribe revisits ancient village for Earth Day

Apr 22 7:27 PM EDT

The Acjachemen tribe joined area schoolchildren and others in celebrating Earth Day on Sunday at the ancient tribal village of Panhe, featuring exhibits and performances at the San Mateo Campground at San Onofre State Beach park.Singers, dancers, speakers, storytellers, demonstrations of basket...

The Press-Enterprise

SAN JACINTO: Motorist backs into police motorcycle, arrested

Apr 23 1:42 AM EDT

Man was trying to avoid DUI checkpoint, sheriff's say

TEMECULA: SUV swerves, plunges off I-15

Apr 21 2:29 AM EDT

The driver, a 20-year-old Corona man, suffers major injuries and is taken to the hospital

FONTANA: Guard shoots, kills robber

Apr 21 12:02 AM EDT

Gunman pistol-whips guard, who manages to pull his own weapon and gun down one of the thieves

UPDATE: Daughter arrested in fatal Riverside house fire

Apr 20 7:39 PM EDT

Sheridan Court blaze kills father, hospitalizes mother of developmentally disabled woman; police, district attorney's officials investigate

RIVERSIDE: House fire kills 1 resident, hospitalizes another

Apr 20 12:28 PM EDT

Police and district attorney's officials are assisting in the investigation

Los Angeles Daily News

Social Security further strained

Apr 23 9:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON - Social Security is rushing even faster toward insolvency, driven by retiring baby boomers, a weak economy and politicians' reluctance to take painful action to fix the huge retirement and disability program.

California unveils reorganization plan for prisons

Apr 23 9:53 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO - California prison officials released a wide-ranging reorganization plan Monday that calls for halting a $4 billion prison-construction program and bringing back all inmates held out of state.

California voters to decide whether to keep death penalty

Apr 23 9:35 PM EDT

California voters will decide in November whether to abolish the death penalty. Proponents of an initiative called the SAFE California Act of 2012 announced Monday they had gathered more than enough petition signatures to qualify for the November ballot.

Editorial: Focus on maintenance -- Delays on aging Blue Line undermine light rail

Apr 23 8:53 PM EDT

At a time when the MTA is expanding its light-rail lines and trying to get commuters out of their cars, it doesn't help the agency's image when it doesn't take care of the lines it has.

In defense of quality education: Letters to the Editor for Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Apr 23 8:53 PM EDT

CSU students, faculty and staff are all in the same boat. Year after year, the chancellor throws away money on executive pay, perks and wrong-headed projects, while students, staff and faculty are left to struggle. -- Lillian Taiz, Los Angeles

NBC Los Angeles

The History of Space, as Seen Through Photographs

Apr 23 9:43 PM EDT

When we think of space travel we think of the future, rockets and travel to far away planets. But people have been traveling in space for more than half a century, and that's long enough to generate a history o...

Dick Clark Had Prostate Surgery Day Before Death

Apr 23 7:43 PM EDT

Dick Clark underwent surgery to repair an enlarged prostate, according to his death certificate. Photo Credit: WireImage

"Snowboarder Bandit" Composite Sketch Released

Apr 23 5:58 PM EDT

Authorities on Monday released a composite sketch of the so-called "Snowboarder Bandit," who most recently tried to hold up an Irvine bank last week.

Burbank Teacher Nation's Top Educator

Apr 23 5:28 PM EDT

Rebecca Mieliwocki, a 7th grade English teacher, is slated to be recognized by President Barack Obama on Tuesday. Photo Credit: Burbank Unified

Magnitude-3.9 Earthquake Hits OC

Apr 23 2:13 PM EDT

A magnitude-3.9 earthquake just struck near San Juan Capistrano.

Daily Breeze

4 new electric vehicle charging stations installed in Hermosa Beach

Apr 23 9:40 PM EDT

The electric vehicle wave hitting the South Bay has splashed across Hermosa Beach, where four new public charging stations have been installed.

Suspects in Manhattan Beach Pier 1 robbery threatened manager

Apr 23 9:25 PM EDT

Two Hawthorne men suspected of trying to hold up a Pier 1 Imports store in Manhattan Beach threatened the female manager with a knife and gun before releasing her, police said Monday.

Ballot initiative would replace death penalty with life without parole

Apr 23 9:10 PM EDT

California voters will decide in November whether to replace the death penalty with a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Lawndale's Mayor Hofmann begins his 12th term

Apr 23 9:10 PM EDT

Harold Hofmann's longevity in public office is rivaled by few. His 22 year-stint as mayor of Lawndale - and 10 years on the City Council prior to that - make Hofmann one of the longest serving elected officials in California.

Lieu bill barring minors from homosexual 'cures' passes committee

Apr 23 8:55 PM EDT

The state Senate's Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee on Monday voted 5-3 to approve a measure that would bar children under 18 from undergoing treatments that promise to "cure" homosexuality.

Ventura County Star

Simi council is set to pick official city flag

Apr 22 11:05 PM EDT

Following the lead of some Ventura County cities, Simi Valley may get an official flag tonight.

Wireless antennas will go before Thousand Oaks council

Apr 22 11:03 PM EDT

An appeal of a Thousand Oaks Planning Commission decision approving T-Mobile wireless antennas for a Dos Vientos park will go before the City Council on Tuesday night.

Local ceremony, march planned for Crime Victims Rights Week

Apr 22 10:24 PM EDT

Crime victims and advocates will be recognized April 25 during a ceremony and march at the Ventura County Government Center, officials said.

Saticoy man arrested in connection with gang shooting and hit and run

Apr 22 7:51 PM EDT

A Saticoy man was arrested in connection with a gang shooting and hit and run that took place Saturday night, Ventura police said.

Police searching for 3 men in connection with robbing and assaulting Oxnard man with bat

Apr 22 4:04 PM EDT

Three suspects are wanted by police in connection with assaulting an Oxnard man with a deadly weapon and robbing him of cash and a cellphone Sunday morning.

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