Thursday, May 3, 2012

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Thursday, May 3, 2012 10:21 PM EDT

Today's Local News for Beverly Hills CA :

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Los Angeles Times

Hollywood parcel gained in value as its property taxes were slashed

May 3 9:46 PM EDT

A campaign fundraiser for L.A. County Assessor John Noguez successfully lobbied to lower the assessment on a Hollywood retail property. Weeks later, it sold for three times the assessed amount. Corruption allegations roiling the Los Angeles County assessor's office have reached a former Hollywood landmark: the Old Spaghetti Factory on Sunset Boulevard.

Mass slaying's effect on Seal Beach to figure in death penalty bid

May 3 8:14 PM EDT

Prosecutors say the emotional toll on the community from the beauty salon rampage that left eight dead is one reason why Scott Dekraai should be executed. A shooting rampage that left eight people dead at a Seal Beach beauty salon last year was so emotionally wrenching to residents in the small beach town that prosecutors say they'll use that as part of their argument that the accused killer ...

Study finds dramatic drops in L.A. beach pollution since 1970s

May 3 8:13 PM EDT

A USC study finds that concentrations of metal contaminants have fallen as much as 400-fold, compared with research from the 1970s, at popular L.A. beaches since the Clean Water Act became law. Metal contaminants in Southern California coastal waters have plummeted over the last four decades, according to a new study that attributes the cleaner water to 1970s environmental regulations.

Union abandons California ballot measures in deal with hospitals

May 3 8:13 PM EDT

The SEIU will drop two healthcare-related initiatives after an accord with the California Hospital Assn. to facilitate union activity and find ways to lower costs, improve quality and expand access. SACRAMENTO — A labor union that pushed a pair of ballot measures that would have reined in excessive hospital billing and expanded healthcare for the poor has dropped them — in exchange for an ...

The intertwining lives of a man and his San Francisco neighborhood

May 3 8:13 PM EDT

San Francisco's Tenderloin is a work in progress, much like photographer Mark Ellinger, who had success, lost it to drugs, and is piecing his life back together by finding beauty amid decay. Los Angeles Times

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

Beverly Hills Urth Caffe Breaks Ground In Pasadena

May 3 9:58 PM EDT

Healthy eaters rejoice! The most famous organic food and rare coffee restaurant in California, launched by Beverly Hills residents Shallom and Jilla Berkman and known for its loyal following at all locations, is finally coming to Pasadena.

Darling Lilly

May 3 9:58 PM EDT

Described by The New York Times as the Rose of Shiraz, Lilly Fallah Lawrences portrait by Ralph Wolfe Cowan was destroyed in the 2007 Malibu fire, which devastated her multimillion dollar Castle Kashan in Malibu Canyon.

Will Mayor, Majority Green Light Metro Drilling In Beverly Hills?

May 3 9:58 PM EDT

The Metropolitan Transport- ation Authority asked Beverly Hills to allow seismic testing in the public right of way at 8412 Wilshire Blvd. this week. The request, to extend a permit granted for Cone Penetrometer Tests (CPT) conducted Monday and Tuesday near Wilshire and La Cienega Boulevards, would give Metro the green light for the next step in digging a tunnel under Beverly Hills High School.

From West To LeftMilken Conference Talks Future

May 3 9:58 PM EDT

The global shift in economic power and Chinas future relationship with the United States were at the forefront of this years 15th annual Milken Global Conference held at The Beverly Hilton from Sunday to Wednesday where 3,000 industry leaders, economists and business-minded participants convened for some 140 sessions geared toward ensuring greater global understanding and a more prosperous ...

Gong Sounded In 2010 For Hannah Carter Gardens Doom

May 3 9:58 PM EDT

The Attorney General had no objection when in July 2010 Kelvin C. Gong, supervising deputy attorney general in San Franciscos Charitable Trusts Section, signed a document paving the way for Alameda County Superior Court Judge Carl Morris to authorize the UC Regents to sell the Hannah Carter Garden in Bel Air in deviation, from an agreement with the donor who funded its purchase.

CBS 2 Los Angeles

LAPD Pays Tribute To Fallen Officers

May 3 9:53 PM EDT

The Los Angeles Police Department Thursday paid tribute their fallen comrades killed in the line of duty.

Former Teacher Accused Of Molesting 2 Female Students, Possessing Child Porn

May 3 9:26 PM EDT

A former teacher was arrested Thursday on charges of molesting two female students and possessing child pornography after authorities say the lewd photos were found on a disc he left behind after moving.

Seau Teammate Wonders If Football-Related Injuries Led To Suicide

May 3 9:00 PM EDT

Ronney Jenkins, former San Diego Charger and teammate of Junior Seau's, says we may never know what led his friend to commit suicide, but he wonders if football-related and traumatic head injuries could be to blame.

Shots Fired Into Building In Downtown LA

May 3 7:54 PM EDT

Los Angeles police say shots were fired into a downtown building by a shooter who remains at large, and it's unclear whether there were any victims.

'Bachelor' Host Ends His Marriage

May 3 7:38 PM EDT

"The Bachelor" host Chris Harrison is going be a bachelor again.

Orange County Register

Victim in fatal crash was from Fountain Valley

May 3 9:30 PM EDT

Authorities have identified a Fountain Valley man who died in a head-on collision between two vehicles on a freeway...

Seal Beach residents, commission critical of waterfront plan

May 3 9:09 PM EDT

SEAL BEACH-A controversial plan that would pave the way for 48 new homes near the beach continues to draw fire. This time, it came from the Planning Commission. Commissioners on Wednesday night said they were troubled with various aspects of the proposed project, particularly whether the...

San Onofre needs new technology, O.C. congressman says

May 3 8:42 PM EDT

San Onofre's shut-down nuclear power plant should not be relicensed in its current state but should be replaced by a new generation of nuclear plants that remove the objections cited by critics, D.A.: Man killed two, dismembered a body May 3 8:12 PM EDT

SANTA ANA - The Orange County grand jury indicted an actor Thursday in the murder of two Orange Coast College students, including an Army veteran whose body he dismembered, prosecutors said.Daniel Patrick Wozniak, 28, of Costa Mesa is charged with two felony counts of special circumstances murder....

14-year-old arrested in shooting near high school

May 3 7:05 PM EDT

SANTA ANA - A 14-year-old was arrested Thursday in connection to a shooting near Santa Ana High School that left a 16-year-old boy seriously injured, police said.The boy, who authorities have not identified due to his age, is being held on suspicion of attempted murder and assault with a deadly...

The Press-Enterprise

HEMET: Teacher pleads guilty to sex with student

May 3 5:36 PM EDT

Janel Ramirez confessed to three felony counts but will not have to register as a sex offender

LOMA LINDA: Bomb scare prompts partial hospital evacuation

May 3 1:01 PM EDT

A wire-festooned package contained no explosives, the sheriff's bomb squad determines; the man was taken away for a psychiatric evaluation

REDLANDS: Robber yanks woman from car, steals purse

May 3 10:49 AM EDT

The 53-year-old Yucaipa woman was accosted yesterday outside a medical office

RIVERSIDE: Stolen rig had print, blood, more

May 2 5:32 PM EDT

Witnesses testify how they found a stolen yellow Penske rental tractor-trailer rig minutes after Police Officer Ryan Bonaminio was slain

SAN BERNARDINO: Gunshot victim found dead on porch

May 2 4:42 PM EDT

The 68-year-old victim had just arrived at the home of a friend, police say

Los Angeles Daily News

Editorial: Janice Hahn for the 44th Congressional District

May 3 9:27 PM EDT

Rep. Janice Hahn went to Washington last July with a purpose and a plan. She aimed to bring congressional attention to issues affecting Los Angeles County's -- and the nation's -- vital sea ports.

Editorial: Dodgers' new owners hit early home run with drop in parking price

May 3 9:27 PM EDT

Baseball fans mark their teams' ups and downs by all sorts of numbers. But Dodgers fans might be the first who measured their disappointment in the home team in recent years by the price of parking.

Eliminate the middleman: Letters to the Editor for Friday, May 4, 2012

May 3 9:27 PM EDT

If I even get the $127 average rebate, so what? I pay more than $5,000 per year for my employer-sponsored health insurance plan, so I'm not seeing the great benefit the article suggests. -- Steve McCombs, Chatsworth

Eun Jae Park and Danielle Nierenberg: Help save the world: Have a spleen sandwich for lunch

May 3 9:27 PM EDT

In California, every year 6 million tons of food ends up not in people's stomachs, but in landfills -- that's enough waste to fill the Staples Center 35 times over.

Styx ready to feel the love Sunday at the Greek Theatre

May 3 8:57 PM EDT

It's a shrinking fraternity in classic rock, as every year fewer favorite bands from yesteryear are able to continue filling arenas and the radio airwaves. But that just makes events more special when acts like Styx, REO Speedwagon and Ted Nugent come to town, and the threesome are slated to perform a heavily-anticipated concert at the Greek Theatre on Sunday night in what's expected to be a ...

NBC Los Angeles

Truck Crashes Into Sylmar Motel; Four Injured

May 2 1:12 PM EDT

Six fire engines responded to the scene. Photo Credit: KNBC

Driver Rescued After Night in Crashed SUV

May 2 11:27 AM EDT

A woman was hospitalized Wednesday after crashing off the side of a canyon road in the Simi Valley area.

Magic: "We're Going to Win Again"

May 2 10:27 AM EDT

Magic Johnson and other members of the Dodgers new ownership group are expected to speak publicly for the first time about the sale of the team and its future.

Woman's Body Found in Long Beach Triplex

May 2 9:12 AM EDT

The case is being investigated as a homicide

Lanes Reopen on SB 5 Near Cesar Chavez Avenue

May 2 8:57 AM EDT

The southbound 5 Freeway was closed just south of the 10 Freeway early Wednesday after a crash.

Daily Breeze

Mother bear and 2 cubs stroll through Altadena neighborhood

May 3 8:12 PM EDT

Los Angeles County sheriff's Deputy Mark Mrakich (MRA-kich) says the momma and two cubs less than a year old were spotted in Altadena at about 7:30 a.m. Thursday.

Harbor commissioners extend contract with law firm for Clean Trucks

May 3 7:42 PM EDT

The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners on Thursday agreed to extend its contract with the law firm of Kaye Scholer for another year at a cost of $288,000 to defend against ongoing legal challenges to the Clean Trucks Program.

Manhattan Beach wins water conservation award

May 3 7:42 PM EDT

Manhattan Beach is one of 12 cities to win a national water conservation challenge sponsored by the nonprofit Wyland Foundation and Toyota.

Yoga workout to benefit the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy

May 3 6:27 PM EDT

The public is invited to join a yoga workout Saturday benefitting the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy.

Police announce weekend South Bay checkpoints

May 3 6:27 PM EDT

Police have announced two sobriety and driver's license checkpoints this weekend in the South Bay. | POLICE NEWS | BLOG: SOUTH BAY CRIME, COURT NEWS | FACEBOOK

Ventura County Star

Rocketry interest takes off for club members in Camarillo

May 3 9:51 PM EDT

From the first time he saw a rocket, Bryce Chanes was captivated. As a freshman, Chanes convinced friends to join him in creating an on-campus Rocketry Club, and not just an ordinary rocket club either. He wanted to build M-class high-power rockets.

Moorpark to seek voters' OK to build affordable housing

May 3 9:30 PM EDT

The Moorpark City Council on Wednesday unanimously directed city staff to prepare a resolution to call for an election that will give the city the ability to construct and maintain up to 200 affordable rental units in a 10-year period.

Young talent vies for spot on stage at Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival

May 3 9:24 PM EDT

Abby Ward stood quiet and confident as she prepared for her audition. The 11-year old Moorpark resident has been singing since before she could talk, according to her mother, Shelby Ward.

Fillmore parolee arrested after search of home

May 3 8:37 PM EDT

A Fillmore man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of numerous weapon and narcotic offenses, authorities said.

Expectations are high for 'The Avengers,' but will it match 'The Hunger Games'?

May 3 8:27 PM EDT

According to many Ventura County movie theater managers, the highly anticipated Marvel Comics-based movie, "The Avengers" will need to play catch-up to become a hit of the same magnitude as "The Hunger Games."

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