Thursday, April 26, 2012

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Thursday, April 26, 2012 10:21 PM EDT

Today's Local News for Beverly Hills CA :

As of 10:21 PM EDT

Los Angeles Times

Supper surfing's goal: Bring strangers together over food

Apr 26 8:01 PM EDT

Marissa Engel came up with the idea as a way for people in a large, diverse city like L.A. to meet. She launched her plan last December; friendships have resulted. You live in a large and diverse city. You love the idea of its many worlds.

In a sick and exhausted city, upheaval couldn't be stopped

Apr 26 8:01 PM EDT

With the passage of time comes an opportunity to speak frankly about the Los Angeles riots. I've been waiting 20 years to write these words in these pages.

Riots claimed 200 liquor stores, but South L.A. still suffers

Apr 26 8:01 PM EDT

Three days of violence accomplished what years of protests could not against the pockets of intoxication and crime. Some lots remain vacant and others have been reborn as businesses, but problems linger. There used to be a liquor store next to Frances Fikes' church on Normandie Avenue in South Los Angeles.

Man who smuggled iguana meat sentenced

Apr 26 6:46 PM EDT

A 38-year-old Las Vegas man was sentenced Thursday to two years in federal prison after admitting that he tried to smuggle 159 pounds of iguana meat from Mexico into the U.S.

Mutilated mountain lion shocks officials

Apr 26 12:18 PM EDT

Investigators with the California Department of Fish and Game are offering a $2,000 reward for information in the case of the mountain lion found dead with its front paws cut off.

Canyon News

Canyon News - Bus Fight Alert

Apr 26 2:41 PM EDT

SANTA MONICA — Video footage of a spontaneous fight can be viewed by the public as of Wednesday to help recognize the man who got into a fight with passenger Luis Contreras on April 5 and incurred a terrible head injury after being pushed off the Santa Monica Big Blue Bus and onto the concrete.

Canyon News - Police Chase Tow Truck Driver

Apr 26 10:41 AM EDT

SHERMAN OAKS —A chase ensued for two hours between Sherman Oaks and Hollywood, and eventually ended in Glendale on Tuesday, April 24. A 31-year-old tow truck driver, Ambartsum Sarkisyan, led police on a slow-moving chase and obeyed traffic laws during the pursuit.

Canyon News - Burglar Suspect Arrested On Roof

Apr 26 10:41 AM EDT

SANTA MONICA —The Santa Monica Police Department reacted to a burglar alarm that went off at Areal Restaurant at 2820 Main Street around 1:15 a.m. Tuesday morning. Officers arrived at the crime scene and noticed the suspect on the roof.

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.

Beverly Hills Courier

BV Carnival

Apr 26 10:15 PM EDT

Beverly Hills PTA members worked tirelessly with Carnival Chair Laurie Maybaum at Sunday's Beverly Vista Carnival. Top row (from left): Beverly Vista PTA member Iris Aviram, Beverly Vista PTA Co-President Laurie Okum, PTA Council Co-President Susie Roberts. Bottom row: PTA Council Co-President Jennifer Terrell-Schwartz.

El Rodeo Earth Day

Apr 26 10:15 PM EDT

El Rodeo Sixth Graders pose with the Earth Day Pledge Tree. Each El Rodeo student from all grade levels planted a flower or vegetable, then wrote a pledge about what they plan to do to help the environment. From left: Jacob Kertesz, Natasha Dveirin, Benji Liker, Alexis Nedjat-Halem, Pierce Thiele, Jackson Nol, Nikki Musighi, Ryan Kenneally, Enzo Fantu-Barker.


Apr 26 10:15 PM EDT

Beverly Hills High Schools Madrigal Singers, under the leadership of director Joel Pressman, were judged the finest choir at the 2012 Hawaii Music Festival in Honolulu last week. They are shown performing in a Sunday service in the historic Kawaiahao Church. Singing in English and Hawaiian, they visited the new education center at the Hanauma Bay ocean preserve, as well as the Arizona Memorial ...

George Christy Talks About The Amazing Dr. Larry Piro, John Wayne Cancer Institute, Ryan and Tatum O'Neal and More!

Apr 26 8:15 PM EDT

The Amazing Larry P! Looks like a twenty-something frat boy with bright blue eyes. Lean as a teen. Sharp dresser (favors Gucci). Mod hairstyle. Hotshot dancer ready for a whirl on Dancing with the Stars.

METRO Holds on Vote for Beverly Hills Subway Station Location

Apr 26 4:45 PM EDT

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors postponed voting on the second phase of the Westside Subway Extension, specifically the Constellation Boulevard Station and alignment into Century City because of a request from the City of Beverly Hills to enact the rarely used Utilities Public Code Section 30639. The board did approve the EIR up to Wilshire/La Cienega with Metro ...

CBS 2 Los Angeles

Parents Question Dentist's Methods Of Restraining Young Patients

Apr 26 9:44 PM EDT

Nearly a dozen parents have joined forces in calling for an investigation into a local dentist for the methods that he allegedly uses to treat young patients.

Stanton Man Pleads Guilty To Killing Dog, Setting Fires In His Home

Apr 26 9:39 PM EDT

A 31-year-old Stanton man pleaded guilty Thursday to slitting his dog's throat and setting fires in his home.

Man Suffers Possible Shot To Ear In Car-To-Car Shooting On 110 Freeway

Apr 26 9:05 PM EDT

Paramedics are responding to a report that a man was shot while driving on the northbound 110 Freeway in an apparent car-to-car shooting.

USC Public Security Officer Caught Sleeping On The Job After City Officials Promise More Safety

Apr 26 8:05 PM EDT

A public safety officer sitting in a kiosk set up in the neighborhood where two USC graduate students were killed was caught apparently dozing off just hours after city officials promised more safety around the campus.

Federal Judge Who Made $171K Last Year Files For Bankruptcy

Apr 26 6:51 PM EDT

A federal judge in Los Angeles has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy because he's unable to pay his existing debts.

Orange County Register

Alaska reducing Portland flights in August

Apr 26 8:35 PM EDT

Alaska Airlines said Thursday it will cut one flight between John Wayne Airport and Portland, Ore., as of Aug. 26. Alaska currently flies four times daily between Orange County and Oregon's largest city. The flight to be dropped is the earliest, a 6:45 a.m. departure. The rest of the schedule...

Twin police chiefs double the service

Apr 26 8:27 PM EDT

Being a twin can be kind of cool. You might look alike, talk alike, even laugh alike. But two grown men dressing alike and strapping on sidearms? That's a little weird - unless they both happen to be police chiefs. Meet Kevin and Kim Raney, believed to be only the second set of twins in the...

Man admits slitting his dog's throat

Apr 26 7:27 PM EDT

SANTA ANA - A Stanton man pleaded guilty to arson and animal cruelty Thursday for setting fires inside his home and then killing his dog - a dachshund - by poisoning him and slitting his throat. Jaime Arturo Garcia, 31, now faces four years and eight months in prison at his sentencing May 7 for...

Young, blind and eager to cook pizza

Apr 26 6:27 PM EDT

IRVINE - The little girl slapped her hands on the ball of dough. "I'm going to make a giant pizza!" she said. Then, wearing a white chef's hat and apron, Hope Phillips, age 6, worked the dough with her tiny fingers. "It feels soft and flabby and cold and round,"...

O.C. bank has not repaid TARP funds

Apr 26 5:32 PM EDT

Westminster-based Saigon National Bank is among 434 small banks and financial institutions that still owe the taxpayers a combined $15 billion, according to a report issued Wednesday by...

The Press-Enterprise

LAKE ELSINORE: Spiked track shoe thwarts kidnap attempt

Apr 26 11:16 AM EDT

The victim, walking home from school, hit the man in the face with a spiked track shoe

TEMECULA: 39 pounds of meth seized at checkpoint

Apr 25 8:58 PM EDT

Agents said they discovered 16 bundles of methamphetamine in a car at the Border Patrol checkpoint on Interstate 15 near Temecula

S.B. COUNTY: Colton mom makes an unexpected delivery

Apr 25 7:45 PM EDT

Nevaeh Llantera, 6, wasn't counting on meeting her baby brother for two months, but he arrived early and at home

TEMECULA: Marine upset over discharge for Facebook postings

Apr 25 2:33 PM EDT

Temecula resident Gary Stein will be discharged from the Marines for criticizing President Barack Obama on Facebook

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

Los Angeles Daily News

Racism still exists: Letters to the Editor for Friday, April 27, 2012

Apr 26 9:53 PM EDT

Trayvon Martin's death is local news. There are George Zimmermans everywhere. -- Sinne Andersen, North Hollywood

Editorial: Bad choices cost -- Past budgets leave L.A. teetering on insolvency

Apr 26 9:53 PM EDT

The national and local economy may be picking up, making this spring feel particularly sweet and new; employers may be feeling optimistic enough to start hiring or investing in their businesses again; housing

Radio: KFI, KHJ shared frequency in early days

Apr 26 7:53 PM EDT

Radio historian Jim Hilliker sent some new material after last week's column regarding the 90th birthday of KHJ (930 AM) and KFI (640 AM). It appears there is some documentation of KFI's first broadcast after all.

Recipe Request: Cheese and chips, Croissant bread pudding

Apr 26 7:53 PM EDT

Reader Lori in the South Bay sent a recipe for David in Lomita, who was looking for cheese and chips.

Get Outs: The Painting Factory: Abstraction After Warhol, GoWEST Book Fest, Esperanza Spalding

Apr 26 7:38 PM EDT

The Painting Factory: Abstraction After Warhol -- Explore the recent transformation of abstract painting into one of the most dynamic platforms in contemporary art in this exhibition opening Sunday and continuing through Aug.20 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 250 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles.

NBC Los Angeles

3 Drive-By Shootings in 20 Minutes

Apr 26 9:01 PM EDT

Police are investigating multiple drive-by shootings in the Glassell Park area that left a 13-year-old injured Thursday afternoon, authorities said.

Police Look for "Painter Mask" Robbers

Apr 26 8:46 PM EDT

Two men who committed a string of LA-area armed robberies wear painter's masks to cover their faces.

"Painter Mask" Robbers

Apr 26 8:46 PM EDT

LA police are seeking two men who don painter's masks and commit armed robberies.

Investigaton: "It's Not My Parking Ticket"

Apr 26 8:16 PM EDT

A month after selling her car Julie Salinas received a parking ticket that was issued to the car four days after it was sold. Nearly one year later she was still fighting the ticket and threatened with...

110 Freeway Shooting Suspect at Large

Apr 26 8:01 PM EDT

A car-to-car shooting on the northbound 110 Freeway in Carson sent one driver to the hospital and has police searching for the suspect, according to California Highway Patrol officials.

Daily Breeze

Man injured in car-to-car shooting on Harbor Freeway near Torrance Blvd.

Apr 26 8:15 PM EDT

A 21-year-old Placentia man was injured this afternoon during a car-to-car shooting on the northbound Harbor (110) Freeway near Torrance Boulevard, the California Highway Patrol said.

State Senate Health Committee aproves Lieu's seafood labeling bill

Apr 26 7:00 PM EDT

The state Senate's Health Committee this week approved a seafood labeling bill proposed by state Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Redondo Beach.

Police seek 'Painter Mask' robbers for area crimes

Apr 26 6:45 PM EDT

Police sought public help today to find two men dubbed the "Painter Mask" robbers, who have committed at least six armed "takeover" robberies in Los Angeles and are suspected in similar crimes in Gardena, Hawthorne and East Los Angeles. | POLICE NEWS | BLOG: SOUTH BAY CRIME, COURT NEWS | FACEBOOK

Passenger traffic at LAX rises in March

Apr 26 6:45 PM EDT

Passenger traffic continued to inch upward last month at Los Angeles International Airport, according to figures released Thursday.

Checkpoints set for Redondo Beach and Gardena

Apr 26 6:45 PM EDT

Police in Redondo Beach and Gardena will conduct sobriety and driver's license checkpoints at undisclosed locations Friday night. | POLICE NEWS | BLOG: SOUTH BAY CRIME, COURT NEWS | FACEBOOK

Ventura County Star

Carpinteria watchers protect beachside maternity ward for seals

Apr 26 10:00 PM EDT

Volunteers for 21 years have been watching over harbor seals during birthing season in Carpintera, one of only four birthing beaches in Southern California and the only one outside of La Jolla that can be publicly viewed.

CSUCI students spent spring break helping others

Apr 26 9:28 PM EDT

California State University Channel Islands student Lauren Ann Dorotheo spent part of her recent spring break helping restore a Japanese village devastated by last year's earthquake and tsunami.

Thousand Oaks forum aims to prevent drug abuse

Apr 26 9:25 PM EDT

More than 200 parents, teens, law enforcement officers and government officials who turned out at the Civic Arts Plaza for a community forum on prescription drug abuse and heroin.

Second official launch for Oxnard mayor Thursday in wake of D.A.'s report

Apr 26 8:57 PM EDT

Thursday's press conference for Carmen Ramirez's mayoral bid was the second this week for a sitting council member; both have cited the D.A.'s report as having spurred decisions to run.

Marine Corps officer helps candidates prepare for military program

Apr 26 8:53 PM EDT

Each Saturday for about four hours, rain or shine, the backyard of a home northeast of Erbes Road becomes a proving ground for Marine Corps officer candidates.

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