Wednesday, April 25, 2012

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

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012 10:21 PM EDT

Today's Local News for Beverly Hills CA :

As of 10:21 PM EDT

Los Angeles Times

Raids in 2 states expand corruption probe of L.A. County assessor

Apr 25 8:31 PM EDT

Boxes of evidence are taken from the home of Assessor John Noguez, who is the focus of an influence-peddling probe. The Phoenix-area home of a campaign donor who has secured large tax reductions for clients is also raided. A corruption probe into Los Angeles County Assessor John Noguez widened as investigators in two states served search warrants on a dozen locations, and new details emerged ...

Special-interest money and politics: the American way

Apr 25 8:31 PM EDT

AT&T's massive spending in Sacramento is just one example of the pervasive pattern. And politicians who deny that donations influence their decisions insult our intelligence. Sometimes an old movie line says it best. Such a line came to mind when I read the Assembly speaker's assertion that political money doesn't influence legislative voting.

Police called to Octomom's home, check on kids

Apr 25 11:06 AM EDT

Orange County authorities appeared Tuesday at the home of Nadya Suleman, the La Habra woman dubbed "Octomom"

L.A. Unified moves to revoke charter at Valley high school

Apr 25 11:06 AM EDT

The district has faulted Birmingham Community Charter High School for allegedly mishandling student expulsions and services to disabled students. School officials say they're aware of no major problems. Los Angeles school district officials are moving to retake control of Birmingham Community Charter High School, citing numerous alleged problems at the campus that broke away from the system ...

Feud between 2 obscure water agencies costs consumers

Apr 25 11:05 AM EDT

The Central Basin Municipal Water District and the Water Replenishment District of Southern California have more than doubled their fees in recent years as they spend large amounts of time and money battling each other. Bell resident Robert Mackin is frustrated that his monthly water rate keeps rising, by about 50% in the last few years.

Canyon News

Canyon News - Red Zone Vandelism

Apr 25 2:56 PM EDT

STUDIO CITY–On Colfax Avenue, there has been repeated vandalism cases where someone has painted gray over red zone curbs in at least three areas. This has been a danger to people who are pulling out of driveways near by, due to unclear visibility.

Canyon News - Bridging The Gap

Apr 24 5:26 PM EDT

WOODLAND HILLS– The Woodland Hills Homeowners Organization has filed a lawsuit against the $500 million project of the Village at Westfield Topanga.

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.

Beverly Hills Courier

BH Police: Vandalism of "No Tunnelling" Signs Will Not Be Tolerated

Apr 25 8:00 PM EDT

The Beverly Hills Police Department has been made aware of numerous recent thefts and/or vandalisms of No tunneling under Beverly Hills High School' signs, from private and school properties throughout the city.

Lefties Have Element of Surprise in Sports Arena: Study

Apr 25 3:45 PM EDT

Growing up as the odd one out may be what gives left-handed people an advantage in the sports arena, where they have the element of surprise, said a study published Wednesday.

Producer Jon Peters Wins Day in Court

Apr 25 3:31 PM EDT

Producer Jon Peters won a round in court today when a judge decided that a legal dispute between him and a Burbank animal kennel should be decided in arbitration and not in a courtroom.

Man in Tow Truck Leads Police on Multi-City Chase

Apr 25 3:30 PM EDT

A Sherman Oaks man who led police on a 2 1/2-hour chase in a tow truck he borrowed from a friend was free on bail today.

Fed Sees More 2012 Growth, Less Unemployment

Apr 25 3:15 PM EDT

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday said it sees the US economy growing more strongly than it thought this year, while unemployment would ease.

CBS 2 Los Angeles

Police Say West Covina Lawmaker Was Legally Drunk When Stopped For DUI

Apr 25 9:24 PM EDT

Police say a Southern California state lawmaker was legally drunk when officers arrested him on suspicion of driving under the influence last month in Concord.

Sexual Predator Moves To Muscoy After Being Told He Wasn't Welcome In Hesperia

Apr 25 8:46 PM EDT

A man the state calls a sexually violent predator is on the move after residents of Hesperia said the man was not welcome there.

LA-Based Seafood Company Orders Recall Over Botulism Concerns

Apr 25 8:06 PM EDT

A Los Angeles seafood company is voluntarily recalling its smoked and dry Vobla fish because it may be contaminated with a bacteria that can cause botulism.

Passenger Wanted After Bus Fight Seriously Injures Man

Apr 25 7:16 PM EDT

Police need the public's help to identify the man who was involved in a bus fight that seriously injured another man.

Man Pleads Not Guilty To 1995 Caltech Lunchtime Killing

Apr 25 7:05 PM EDT

A man who was extradited from Mexico to face a murder charge stemming from the 1995 lunchtime slaying of a Caltech custodian, entered a not guilty plea Wednesday.

Orange County Register

Race to Ensenada starts Friday

Apr 25 7:31 PM EDT

He's running through the final checks and making sure his boat, Pussycat, is purring to perfection before taking her out to sea Friday. John Szalay, 76, is preparing for his 46th race to Ensenada as a member of the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club. The Corona del Mar resident is reportedly the man...

Californians to decide if death penalty is worth the money

Apr 25 6:25 PM EDT

We told you recently about a stunning study which found that putting a condemned prisoner to death in...

United ending O.C.-Honolulu service April 30

Apr 25 5:43 PM EDT

United Airlines said Wednesday that it is ending service between Orange County and Honolulu. The last flight will be next Monday. "We weren't seeing the demand we anticipated and the financial performance we needed," said Rahsaan Johnson, a United spokesman in Chicago. Johnson said...

Relief coming to Long Beach-bound motorists

Apr 25 5:39 PM EDT

SEAL BEACH - A yearlong headache for drivers heading into Long Beach ends this weekend when crews re-open a busy ramp off of the westbound 22.The Seventh Street bridge carries about 30,000 vehicles a day from the northbound I-405 and the westbound 22 into Long Beach.It re-opens at 5 a.m....

Tow truck's owner says cousin was driving in L.A. chase

Apr 25 4:58 PM EDT

PORTOLA HILLS - David Babalyan was on Wilshire Boulevard at the Turkish embassy in Los Angeles protesting Armenian genocide in Turkey when he got an urgent call on his cellphone. The Portola Hills tow truck owner answered and was told one of his trucks and his cousin were being featured live on TV...

The Press-Enterprise

S.B. COUNTY: Six-year-old girl helps mom deliver baby

Apr 25 7:45 PM EDT

Six-year-old Nevaeh Llantera wasn't counting on meeting her baby brother for another two months but when he arrived early Wednesday she was there to help her mother deliver him safely at their Colton home.

TEMECULA: Marine disappointed over discharge for Facebook posts

Apr 25 2:33 PM EDT

Gary Stein of Temecula will be discharged from the Marines for criticizing President Barack Obama on Facebook, the corps said today

HESPERIA: Traffic collision kills bicyclist

Apr 25 12:02 PM EDT

Ryan Foster died at the scene of the Tuesday night crash along Escondido Road

RIVERSIDE: I-215N crash kills Moreno Valley man

Apr 25 10:59 AM EDT

Jerry Garcia was a passenger in the single-car accident last night near Center Street

MOJAVE CROSS: Settlement ends national dispute over memorial

Apr 24 1:29 PM EDT

A land swap will allow the cross memorializing WWI veterans to be erected once again on a remote desert hilltop

Los Angeles Daily News

North Hollywood, Granada Hills teams going for academic gold

Apr 25 10:19 PM EDT

The best and the brightest from two San Fernando Valley high schools will be competing this month for national titles in two prestigious academic contests.

Prosecutors may seek death for slaying of medical marijuana distributor gunned down in Long Beach

Apr 25 10:08 PM EDT

Trial was postponed this week for one of three men charged with the 2011 slaying of a 29-year-old medical marijuana distributor.

Editorial: It's a good start -- Program will block cellphone usage in prisons

Apr 25 9:38 PM EDT

Technology finally allows prisons to block inmates from receiving cellphone calls, text messages and unauthorized Internet access, thus preventing gang members from running their criminal enterprises from behind

Editorial: We're glad to claim a winner for our own with National Teacher of the year Rebecca Mieliwocki

Apr 25 9:38 PM EDT

When National Teacher of the Year Rebecca Mieliwocki went to the White House this week to be honored by President Obama, it was hard to tell if she was basking in his glory or he was basking in hers. When National Teacher of the Year Rebecca Mieliwocki went to the White House this week to be honored by President Obama, it was hard to tell if she was basking in his glory or he was basking in hers.

Obama's concern isn't puzzling: Letters to the Editor for Thursday, April 26, 2012

Apr 25 9:38 PM EDT

Obama is not some faceless entity with no emotions. He did nothing wrong in showing remorse for Trayvon Martin. -- Roscoe Harvey Jr., Long Beach

NBC Los Angeles

Student Play Brings Awarness to Sexual Violence

Apr 25 9:46 PM EDT

Several events were held in Los Angeles on Wednesday to mark Sexual Assault Awareness Month. It's called Denim Day, and is named after the 1998 Italian Supreme Court's decision to overturn a rape...

Rare Shark Sighting Off OC Coast

Apr 25 9:16 PM EDT

People on a Dana Point fishing boat had a rare treat Wednesday morning when a rare basking shark decided to hang out near their boat

Comedians Tell 10K Jokes for Sick Teen

Apr 25 9:01 PM EDT

Working on the theory that laughter is the best medicine, comedians spent 30 hours over two days attempting to tell 10,000 jokes to help a teenager with cancer.

Baby Riot Victim: "I Was Supposed to be Dead"

Apr 25 8:46 PM EDT

The youngest victim of the 1992 chaos was still in her mother's womb when she -- and her mother -- were shot in Compton. Both survived.


Apr 25 8:31 PM EDT

Working on the theory that laughter is the best medicine, comedians spent 30 hours between Tuesday and Wednesday trying to tell 10,000 jokes to help a teenager with cancer.

Daily Breeze

Firms competing for Union Station redesign share their visions

Apr 25 10:15 PM EDT

Six firms competing to transform iconic and historic Union Station into a transportation hub of the future unveiled some of their ideas Wednesday.

LAUSD shrinks its summer school program to smallest size ever

Apr 25 10:01 PM EDT

Facing unrelenting budget pressure, Los Angeles Unified has pared its summer school program - again - to its smallest size ever, with only a limited number of courses available to failing high school students who need to make up classes to graduate.

L.A. council approves new political districts for LAUSD board

Apr 25 10:00 PM EDT

Making only minor changes to high school boundaries, the Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday approved new political districts for the Los Angeles Unified Board of Education.

Manhattan Beach mayor hopes meeting will unify plans for centennial events

Apr 25 9:00 PM EDT

The fireworks for Manhattan Beach's centennial weren't supposed to come until December. But disagreements are brewing over events planned for the town's 100th birthday, and they could be front and center at a special meeting Monday.

Thursday's police log: Harbor Area

Apr 25 8:45 PM EDT

Recent police activities in the Harbor Area. | POLICE NEWS | BLOG: SOUTH BAY CRIME, COURT NEWS | FACEBOOK

Ventura County Star

Housing trust fund's prospects up with $2 million grant

Apr 25 9:33 PM EDT

Housing trust fund's fortunes reverse with state grant, local gifts.

Small businesses can expand overseas, CSUCI economist Sohn says

Apr 25 9:30 PM EDT

It's not the size that matters, but the potential for growth. That's what CSU Channel Islands economics professor Sung Won Sohn said Ventura County entrepreneurs should consider when expanding their businesses overseas.

Same-sex couples face special challenges on high school prom night

Apr 25 9:18 PM EDT

The first prom held in about 15 years in Ventura County just for lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender students was hatched by three students at Foothill Technology High School in Ventura and held Saturday night.

Public talks about D.A.'s report at Oxnard Council meeting

Apr 25 9:11 PM EDT

The public weighed in on the district attorney's recent report when the Oxnard City Council met Tuesday night.

Ventura ceremony pays homage to crime victims and survivors

Apr 25 9:09 PM EDT

The daughter of a Ventura County sheriff's deputy killed in the line of duty in 1996 was the keynote speaker at an event Wednesday in Ventura to mark National Crime Victims' Rights Week.

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