Friday, April 27, 2012

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Friday, April 27, 2012 10:21 PM EDT

Today's Local News for Beverly Hills CA :

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Los Angeles Times

In L.A. clergy abuse cases, the wheels of justice move slowly

Apr 27 7:31 PM EDT

A victim who went along with the landmark $660-million settlement blames the delay in the release of confidential files not only on the church, but also on his own lawyers. 'They took the money and ran,' he says. Manuel Vega was in the courtroom when the Los Angeles Archdiocese agreed to pay clergy abuse victims a landmark $660-million settlement. The bailiff had to whisk some of the victims out ...

Expo Line backers hope the Westside is ready to come aboard

Apr 27 7:31 PM EDT

Transit officials are spending $2.2 billion to extend the Expo Line light rail through the Westside. Both Santa Monica and Culver City are making big bets that the line will be a boon to their bustling but traffic-clogged communities. Cuningham Group Architecture's office is situated a few blocks from the water in Marina del Rey, where some workers like to run, bike or skateboard to work.

Woman in wheelchair shot at 37 times, wounded

Apr 27 11:03 AM EDT

A woman in a wheelchair was wounded in a drive-by shooting in Sacramento on Wednesday, officials said.

Bill would keep controversial 'no-otter zone' in place

Apr 27 11:02 AM EDT

The bill, backed by House Republicans, would retain the zone south of Point Conception until wildlife officials develop a plan ensuring that the threatened marine mammals and endangered abalone recover and that the commercial shellfish harvest stays at current levels. A bill backed by House Republicans would stall plans to let sea otters reclaim their historical range off Southern California ...

L.A. County water district plans to freeze rates

Apr 27 11:02 AM EDT

The proposal by the Water Replenishment District of Southern California comes amid a costly PR and legal battle with another local water agency, the Central Basin Municipal Water District, which recently announced its own rate freeze. A water district serving nearly 4 million residents in Los Angeles County announced Thursday it intends to freeze rates for the first time since 2003.

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

Introducing LA Spanish Customized Language Learning

Apr 27 7:30 PM EDT

LA Spanish is a Spanish language services company founded by foreign language teacher Dalila Miranda.


Apr 27 6:45 PM EDT

Local opportunities and events of interest...

"Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" Star Taylor Armstrong Loses Round in Court

Apr 27 5:45 PM EDT

Taylor Armstrong lost a round in court today in a lawsuit brought against the 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' co-star and her late husband by an online provider of health records.

Actor Lane Garrison Set to be Arraigned Next Week on Misdemeanor Battery Charge

Apr 27 5:30 PM EDT

Arraignment was postponed today to next Wednesday for actor Lane Garrison, who is on parole for a drunken driving crash that killed a Beverly Hills High School student and is now facing a misdemeanor battery count for allegedly slapping his ex-girlfriend in the face.

Lady Gaga Wows S. Koreans as Global Tour Kicks Off

Apr 27 2:30 PM EDT

US pop diva Lady Gaga wowed tens of thousands of South Koreans at the opening show of her global tour Friday with signature flamboyant outfits and a provocative performance.

CBS 2 Los Angeles

School Employee Removed Pending Alleged Misconduct Investigation

Apr 27 9:55 PM EDT

An employee was removed from John F. Kennedy High School in Granada Hills pending an investigation into alleged misconduct, school officials announced Friday.

Cal State Fullerton Spends $300K To Renovate Home Of Incoming President

Apr 27 9:20 PM EDT

Not only will incoming Cal State Fullerton President Mildred Garcia get a 10 percent raise, by the time she arrives on campus, the school will spend $300,000 to renovate the eight-bedroom historical home where she will live.

FBI Joins Search In Panama For Missing Laguna Niguel Woman

Apr 27 9:18 PM EDT

Panamanian investigators say FBI agents are helping them search a Panamanian hostel for blood traces and other signs of a California woman last seen there several months ago.

Shooting Reported Near Santa Ana High School

Apr 27 8:45 PM EDT

A shooting has reportedly occurred near Santa Ana High School, with a victim believed to be a 10th-grade student taken to Western Medical Center.

Hundreds Gather In Solidarity For 4th Annual Victims' Rights March

Apr 27 8:30 PM EDT

Hundreds of crime victims and their friends and family turned out for the fourth annual victims' rights march in Santa Ana Friday.

Orange County Register

Seventh Street bridge to reopen Saturday

Apr 27 8:01 PM EDT

SEAL BEACH - Drivers heading into Long Beach will get traffic relief as the Seventh Street bridge re-opens Saturday. The overpass, which hops over the I-405, was torn down and rebuilt to make way for new freeway carpool lanes. It re-opens no later than 5 a.m. Saturday after being closed for one...

Grand jury: Eliminate all special districts

Apr 27 7:54 PM EDT

There is no  reason why Orange County should have 27 separate little governments providing...

Man killed, boy hurt in Santa Ana shootings

Apr 27 7:24 PM EDT

SANTA ANA - A 16-year-old boy was seriously injured and a 20-year-old man was killed in a pair of apparently unrelated shootings Friday afternoon.The first shooting took place about 3 p.m. when a 10th-grader and a friend were walking home from Santa Ana High School westbound on Walnut Street near...

Westminster council could lay off 70 Monday

Apr 27 7:03 PM EDT

WESTMINSTER-Redevelopment money paid for the new $52 million police building. It paid for street improvement and other infrastructure projects. And it helped increase affordable housing in the city. It also funded city salaries. With the recent dissolution across California of redevelopment...

169 luxury homes come to Irvine Saturday

Apr 27 6:57 PM EDT

Irvine will get a major new-home development this weekend - one that's not tied to the Irvine Co. Saturday, The New Home Co. - headed by former executives and John Laing and the Irvine Co. - will officially open Lambert Ranch off Portola Parkway in Irvine's northern foothills. Behind...

The Press-Enterprise

HESPERIA: Pedestrian dies 11 days after traffic accident

Apr 27 1:08 PM EDT

Zenaida Hernandez was hit by a motorcycle April 16 at Bear Valley Road and Fifth Avenue

BEAUMONT: Police officer accused of blinding woman

Apr 26 12:24 PM EDT

Officer Enoch Clark is indicted on assault charges stemming from an incident during DUI investigation, and pleads not guilty Thursday

LAKE ELSINORE: Spiked track shoe thwarts kidnap attempt

Apr 26 11:16 AM EDT

A girl walking home from school hit a man in the face with her shoe after she was attacked, authorities said

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

Los Angeles Daily News

Lottery for $100M in film incentives set for June 1

Apr 27 10:19 PM EDT

Whether from Humboldt County or Hollywood Boulevard, the film commissioners and industry officials who gathered Friday for the California Locations Breakfast had the same goal: Keep as much production as possible from running away to other states and countries.

Louis Armstrong's last trumpet recording now a CD

Apr 27 9:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON - A live recording of Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong playing his trumpet for one of the last times is being released to the public for the first time.

Home + Garden Calendar: Week of April 28, 2012

Apr 27 8:53 PM EDT

The Burbank and Montrose African Violet societies display and sale , 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission $8; $6 seniors and students; $3 children 3-12. Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La CaƱada Flintridge. 818-951-3597, 818-949-4200 or 661-940-3990.

Joshua Siskin: Book offers bountiful harvest of information

Apr 27 8:23 PM EDT

Late rains have really brought out the flowers this spring. Even a mediocre gardener looks like a horticultural genius after it rains.

5 things to do in your garden: Cut half of each new grape cluster, feed citrus trees again, apply micronutrients to ...

Apr 27 8:08 PM EDT

1 Thompson Seedless grapes tend to produce great clusters of tiny grapes in the home garden. While commercial growers apply natural plant hormones to increase their size, homeowners can cut out half of each new grape cluster now in order to get larger individual grapes at harvest time.

NBC Los Angeles

LA Riots' Reactions, Opinions Tallied

Apr 27 9:31 PM EDT

Los Angeles residents from different background and ethnicities gathered in South Los Angeles today to share stories and give opinions about the Los Angeles Riots and the direction the city is headed in...

Solemn Unity at OC March and Rally for Victim Rights

Apr 27 9:31 PM EDT

Victims of crime and family members united for an event nobody would want to attend. But given their circumstances, it was a welcome relief.

Riverside Courthouse Evacuated Over Bomb Threat Hoax

Apr 27 9:16 PM EDT

No explosive device was found after the Hall of Justice was evacuated Friday morning. Photo Credit: Lisa Andrea, flickr

Teacher Removed from Kennedy HS in Granada Hills

Apr 27 8:16 PM EDT

A teacher was removed from Kennedy High School in Granada Hills Tuesday amid allegations of misconduct, according to a letter sent home Friday.

Santa Ana High School Student Shot

Apr 27 7:46 PM EDT

A sophomore student was shot after leaving campus by another teenager, officials said. Photo Credit: KNBC

Daily Breeze

LAUSD's Deasy extends deadline for review of teacher personnel files

Apr 27 9:16 PM EDT

Los Angeles Unified Superintendent John Deasy has given principals another month, until May 30, to review decades worth of personnel files as part of the district's continuing investigation of teacher misconduct.

Harbor Freeway shooting victim recovering; motive remains unknown

Apr 27 9:15 PM EDT

A 21-year-old Placentia man who was shot in the ear as he drove on the northbound Harbor (110) Freeway in Carson continued to recover Friday as investigators worked to find the gunman. | POLICE NEWS | BLOG: SOUTH BAY CRIME, COURT NEWS | FACEBOOK

Fiscal watchdogs issue stern warnings as L.A. city budget hearings begin

Apr 27 9:15 PM EDT

The Budget and Finance Committee hearing kicked off two weeks of budget hearings, as well as the yearly dance among union representatives, City Council members and city workers over the financial plan.

Merger of General Services officers with LAPD draws fire from union

Apr 27 9:15 PM EDT

A plan to merge General Services police officers with the Los Angeles Police Department was widely criticized Friday by union representatives, who said it would reduce patrols at city parks and libraries.

USO seeks donations for soldier breakfasts during Armed Forces events

Apr 27 9:00 PM EDT

Every year hundreds of soldiers descend on Torrance in May for the Armed Forces Day Parade and every year many end up eating pasta, salad or other donated food - for breakfast.

Ventura County Star

Wreck between Oxnard, Camarillo snarls Highway 101 traffic

Apr 27 9:20 PM EDT

One person taken to hospital in five-vehicle collision along southbound 101 between Oxnard and Camarillo.

Man, 40, pleads guilty to felony insurance fraud

Apr 27 8:15 PM EDT

A 40-year-old man has pleaded guilty to felony insurance fraud in a case investigated by Simi Valley police, the Ventura County District Attorney's Office announced today.

Police: Suspect in Simi Valley auto theft ran out of gas, tried to force man to drive him away

Apr 27 7:47 PM EDT

A Tarzana man was arrested in Simi Valley this morning after he allegedly stole a sport utility vehicle, ran out of gas on the freeway, fled into a nearby neighborhood and tried to force a man to drive him away, police said.

Fire knocked down at Ventura mobile home park

Apr 27 6:28 PM EDT

Firefighters responded this afternoon to a report of a structure fire in Ventura.

Power pole comes down after Somis crash

Apr 27 5:57 PM EDT

A crash in Somis this afternoon caused a power pole to come down in the area, the California Highway Patrol reported.

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