Tuesday, May 1, 2012

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012 10:21 PM EDT

Today's Local News for Beverly Hills CA :

As of 10:21 PM EDT

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles-area Episcopal Bishop J. Jon Bruno fighting leukemia

May 1 8:38 PM EDT

Bruno, 65, announces the news in an open letter. His treatment includes chemotherapy and possibly a bone marrow transplant. Episcopal Bishop J. Jon Bruno, head of the six-county Los Angeles diocese, has been diagnosed with leukemia and is undergoing aggressive treatment to fight the disease.

California's biggest public pension - $530,000 a year -- to be cut after probe

May 1 7:08 PM EDT

State pension officials said they will probably move to cut California's biggest public pension -- and others -- after finding that the city of Vernon improperly boosted the benefits of nearly two doz

Octomom files for bankruptcy, might lose home

May 1 1:53 PM EDT

In filing for bankruptcy protection, "Octomom" Nadya Suleman said in court papers that her debts could approach $1 million.

Celebrity chef Guy Fieri's Lamborghini stolen, found

May 1 9:56 AM EDT

A $200,000 yellow Lamborghini owned by celebrity chef Guy Fieri and stolen from a San Francisco car dealership was found in a Point Richmond storage unit, police said Monday.

California agency ripped over disparities in autism spending

May 1 4:39 AM EDT

Advocates for children with autism testify at hearing that families with the least resources also get the least help from California's Department of Developmental Services. California lawmakers and advocates for children with autism assailed the state Department of Developmental Services during a hearing Monday over the deep racial and ethnic disparities in how it spends money on the disorder.

Canyon News

Canyon News - Budget Unveiled

May 1 12:41 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES—Amid woes and calls for action, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa unveiled the proposed 2012-2013 budget.

Canyon News - Mysterious Death

Apr 30 5:11 PM EDT

***image1*** MALIBU — The mysterious death of Katie Wilkins is under investigation, as she was found on Saturday in her Malibu home where she lives with her parents, who left Friday on an out of state business trip. Her car was not at the house when she was found, but had apparently been stolen.

Canyon News - Men Caught Smuggling Marijuana In Malibu

Apr 28 1:26 PM EDT

MALIBU —Three men were arrested on the evening of Tuesday, April 24, after authorities caught the men smuggling marijuana from Mexico on a panga fishing boat off Malibu.

Canyon News - When Fires Fight Back

Apr 28 12:56 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES — An early morning blaze Sunday, April 22, served as a reminder that Los Angeles County Fire Fighters are by no means invincible arbiters keeping at bay a predictable, albeit mindless foe, but vulnerable citizen protectors.

Canyon News - Stream Cleaning

Apr 28 12:41 AM EDT

TOPANGA CANYON —The Creek Stream Team picked a sunny day to work outside with in the beautiful lower creek of Topanga Canyon, so close to the ocean that they could breathe in the beach air while pulling weeds and cleaning.

Beverly Hills Courier

Metro Starts Beverly Hills Subway Drill Testing

May 1 9:52 PM EDT

Metro has already started digging its claws into the streets of Beverly Hills. Metro contractors drilled along Wilshire Boulevard Tuesday as part of Cone Penetrometer Testing (CPT) done at locations at South La Cienega Boulevard and Wilshire Boulevard, as well as Wilshire and just west of Gale Boulevard, Metro spokesman Marty Hudson confirmed to The Courier .

Facebook on Track to Go Public May 18: WSJ

May 1 8:52 PM EDT

Facebook is on track to make its historic multi-billion-dollar debut on Wall Street on May 18, The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

Academy Awards to Remain in Hollywood, The Dolby Theater to Debut

May 1 3:52 PM EDT

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and CIM Group announced today that the Academy Awards® will remain in Hollywood under a new 20-year deal. Concurrently, in a separate agreement, Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB) and CIM announced a 20-year agreement to name the Dolby Theatre -- the iconic theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center® and home of the Academy Awards since 2002 ...

BlackBerry Bets Big on Apps, Touchscreens

May 1 2:22 PM EDT

Research In Motion (RIM) on Tuesday unveiled a revamped BlackBerry platform that discards the smartphone's trademark keyboard to embrace apps, touchscreens and other trendy features.

Dodgers Sale is Completed

May 1 2:22 PM EDT

The Los Angeles Dodgers' Frank McCourt era officially ended today when the sale of the team to a management group that includes Earvin 'Magic' Johnson was completed, one day later than expected.

CBS 2 Los Angeles

Immigration Advocates, Occupy LA Hold May Day Protests

May 1 8:15 PM EDT

Los Angeles police have arrested 10 demonstrators blocking an intersection near Los Angeles International Airport for a union May Day strike.

Celebrity Baby Names: If Roll Call Wasn't Hard Enough

May 1 7:14 PM EDT

Tuesday's birth of Jessica Simpson's daughter, Maxwell Drew Johnson, reminds us of all the celebrities who have come up with some pretty interesting names.

USC Alum Donates $8M For New Pool

May 1 6:48 PM EDT

Southern California will build a new aquatics center funded by an $8 million gift from a graduate who swam for the Trojans.

Woman Pleads Guilty To Stabbing Newborn Daughter To Death

May 1 6:45 PM EDT

A 20-year-old woman pleaded guilty to killing stabbing her newborn daughter to death just as opening statements were to be made in her murder trial Tuesday.

Boy Accused Of Theft, Burglary With Kendrec McDade Admits To Charges

May 1 5:21 PM EDT

The 17-year-old boy who was accused in a Pasadena burglary and theft with Kendrec McDade, who was later shot and killed by police, admitted to burglary, grand theft and failing to register as a gang member.

Orange County Register

Laguna Hills teen on 'Jeopardy!' tonight

May 1 8:55 PM EDT

LAGUNA HILLS - El Toro High School senior Sam Leanza is competing in the "Jeopardy! Teen Tournament," airing Tuesday at 7 p.m. Leanza, 17, was chosen from more than 20,000 contestants vying for a spot in the competition. On Tuesday's show, she'll play against Ben Greenho, a...

Pair arrested in Costa Mesa murder attempt

May 1 8:43 PM EDT

COSTA MESA - Police have arrested an 18-year-old woman and a 17-year-old boy suspected in an attempted shooting of a Costa Mesa man that resulted in a shot being fired into a home. Jessica Gascon was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of attempted homicide, while the unnamed juvenile was arrested on...

Claim: 'Angry' deputy shot motorcyclist

May 1 8:09 PM EDT

SANTA ANA - A Rancho Santa Margarita motorcyclist who prosecutors accuse of evading police while driving recklessly filed a claim against the county Tuesday, saying a sheriff's deputy who shot him five times fabricated a scenario to avoid liability. Dennis Mitchell Mueller, 20, said further...

Navy ship to be named for Cesar Chavez

May 1 8:05 PM EDT

Editor's note: Orange County Superior Court Judge Frederick P. Aguirre submitted this story to the Register's OC Latino Link blog. Aguirre is the founder and president of Latino Advocates for Education, a nonprofit organization that honors veterans every Veteran's Day at Cal State...

Big-rig stolen with $400,000 in electronics on board

May 1 7:51 PM EDT

SANTA ANA - A truck driver reported Tuesday that his big-rig and a cargo of $400,000 worth of electronics was stolen overnight while the vehicle was parked in a Santa Ana lot, police said. The commercial truck driver called police Tuesday morning to report that someone had stolen the truck between...

The Press-Enterprise

MENIFEE: Father pleads not guilty to assaulting toddler

May 1 8:38 PM EDT

Cleophus Fitts, 26, of Menifee is accused of severely injuring his 2-year-old son, court records show

REDLANDS: Firefighters free bleeding horse from damaged trailer

May 1 5:23 PM EDT

Injured horse was rescued in much the same way fire crews help motorists trapped in wrecked vehicles

HESPERIA: 68 arrested at suspected cockfight venue

Apr 30 7:01 PM EDT

Sheriff's deputies, ICE agents find 63 dead roosters in barn, $20,000 in cash used to gamble on fights

RIVERSIDE: Defense lawyer says defendant "murdered" officer

Apr 30 2:20 PM EDT

Earl Ellis Green's attorney tells jurors her client killed Ryan Bonaminio, but argues against first-degree murder

SAN BERNARDINO: Police find cousins shot to death

Apr 29 5:22 PM EDT

Police had no suspects or motive as of Sunday afternoon

Los Angeles Daily News

Doug McIntyre: May Day protests nothing to sing about

May 1 10:12 PM EDT

I'm worried the Occupy Wall Street movement and other protesters (who insist on shutting down L.A. streets every May 1) lack focus. When you protest everything you end up protesting nothing.

Ohio wild animal stampede ignites vast law review

May 1 9:27 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES - Of all the beasts set free by the suicidal owner of an exotic animal farm in Ohio last year, few were as scary or as lethal as the big cats.

Oscar venue to be renamed Dolby Theatre, awards show staying for 20 years

May 1 9:18 PM EDT

The Oscar venue formerly known as Kodak will now be re-branded the Dolby Theatre - and the awards show will stay there for at least 20 years, officials announced Tuesday.

Editorial: Education comes at a cost -- Adult ed students should share the bill

May 1 9:12 PM EDT

As school districts wrestle with budget deficits, adult education classes are among the first programs being eliminated. There might be a better way to handle the cutbacks -- and even prevent them: Have students pay higher tuition that would more accurately reflect the costs of the courses.

LAUSD issues notice of violations to Birmingham charter school, first step in revoking charter

May 1 9:12 PM EDT

Birmingham Community Charter High School has until May 23 to respond to concerns that it mishandled admissions, expulsions and claims of racial bias as it fights to prevent Los Angeles Unified from retaking control of the campus.

NBC Los Angeles

Thrice-Robbed Woman's Cameras Catch Burglar

May 1 9:52 PM EDT

A San Bernardino woman bought a surveillance camera after she was robbed twice. After she was robbed a third time, that camera snapped a shot of the thief.

Teacher Removed From La Mirada Middle School

May 1 9:08 PM EDT

Social media and text messages were among the media a La Mirada substitute teacher is suspected of using to engage in inappropriate contact with a middle school student, Los Angeles County Sheriff's...

Ed Helms: "No-Brainer" to Perform for Kids

May 1 8:53 PM EDT

In addition to starring in The Office, actor Ed Helms also is part of a bluegrass band, The Lonesome Trio. On Tuesday the band performed for around 400 students at Providencia Elementary School in Burbank.

Suspects at Large After Reseda Shooting

May 1 7:38 PM EDT

Police are searching for two suspects after a shooting in Reseda injured a teenager Tuesday afternoon.

Boat Owners Evicted from Wilmington Marina

May 1 7:37 PM EDT

After marina owners filed for bankruptcy and were evicted, the Port of LA said the area was no longer safe for about 95 boat-owners. Photo Credit: KNBC

Daily Breeze

City of Redondo Beach retains its AA+ credit rating

May 1 8:52 PM EDT

The city of Redondo Beach's credit rating has been affirmed at AA+ by Standard and Poor's, one of the nation's top credit-rating agencies.

Redondo Beach photographer seeks portraits of vets for upcoming book

May 1 8:52 PM EDT

A Redondo Beach photographer will be shooting portraits of war veterans for an upcoming book.

Manhattan Beach drops plans for beach gala with alcohol

May 1 8:52 PM EDT

Barbs were exchanged, seats traded and a few tears shed this week as city leaders and residents in Manhattan Beach debated the fate of events planned to mark the town's 100th birthday.

Wednesday's police log: El Segundo and the beach cities

May 1 8:52 PM EDT

Recent police activities in El Segundo and the beach cities. | POLICE NEWS | BLOG: SOUTH BAY CRIME, COURT NEWS | FACEBOOK

For the record: Police officers misdentified

May 1 8:37 PM EDT

A photo caption Sunday incorrectly identified police officers making an arrest during the 1992 Los Angeles riots.

Ventura County Star

Oxnard kids get lessons on Chumash culture, environmentalism

May 1 10:02 PM EDT

Through a presentation by the Wishtoyo Foundation, that included songs and storytelling, an audience of 70 third-graders and their teachers at Marina West Elementary School in Oxnard learned of the Chumash culture and respect for the environment.

AARP joins antipsychotic-drug lawsuit against Ventura nursing home

May 1 9:26 PM EDT

The AARP has joined what lawyers call an unprecedented class-action lawsuit accusing a Ventura nursing home of using powerful drugs without the informed consent of residents or family members.

Mock accident shows Simi Valley High students dangers of drinking, driving

May 1 9:07 PM EDT

A dramatic reconstruction of a fatal two-vehicle crash caused by a teen driving drunk took place as part of the Every 15 Minutes program in Simi Valley.

Yacht-racing crashes spur safety discussions

May 1 8:58 PM EDT

A pair of deadly yacht-racing accidents along the California coast has shocked many in the local sailing community and spurred safety concerns about a sport in which fatalities are rare.

Oak Park High teens prepare to help in emergencies

May 1 8:45 PM EDT

Oak Park High School students helped out in various mock disasters as part of the teen community emergency response team program offered through the Ventura County Fire Department.

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