Tuesday, May 8, 2012

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012 10:21 PM EDT

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Los Angeles Times

North Hollywood church members worry about fate of congregants' ashes

May 8 7:32 PM EDT

The ashes of 17 members are buried in the rose garden at St. David's Anglican Church. But the church is in legal battle with the Episcopal diocese over ownership of the property. The congregation was quiet — teary-eyed but smiling — as Bill Coburn, in a eulogy to his wife of 62 years, spoke of the passions of his beloved Marian.

O.C. man charged in deaths of his girlfriend, 2 sons

May 8 4:13 AM EDT

Prosecutors in Orange County allege that Shazer Fernando Limas, 31, stabbed his girlfriend and 2 sons to death. The woman's body was dumped in a gutter; the children's bodies have not been found. When police arrived at an Orange apartment on Thursday, they saw enough blood in the room to know something was seriously wrong.

Former restaurant site now part of Noguez investigation

May 8 4:12 AM EDT

Los Angeles County prosecutors are examining large property tax breaks extended to the owners of the Old Spaghetti Factory parcel in Hollywood as part of an influence-peddling investigation of Assessor John Noguez. Los Angeles County prosecutors are examining large property tax breaks extended to the owners of the Old Spaghetti Factory, the now-closed Hollywood landmark, as part of their ...

Metrolink chief executive will leave to take Florida job

May 8 4:12 AM EDT

John Fenton, who worked to improve the service and safety of the commuter line after the deadly Chatsworth crash in 2008, announces his resignation after about 25 months on the job. Metrolink Chief Executive John Fenton, who worked to improve the service and safety of the struggling commuter line following the deadly Chatsworth crash, announced his resignation Monday to head a Florida-based ...

Complaints about deputies not handled quickly, report says

May 8 4:12 AM EDT

Independent monitor says major L.A. County sheriff's stations took 101 days on average to forward complaints to headquarters. In general, though, complaints were investigated thoroughly, he says. An independent monitor for the Los Angeles County sheriff has found shortcomings in the department's handling of complaints against deputies by members of the public, according to a report released ...

Canyon News

Canyon News - LAFD Celebrating Fire Service Recognition Day

May 8 4:56 PM EDT

STUDIO CITY — All neighborhood fire stations in the City of Los Angeles will be holding an open house on Saturday, May 12 from 10am to 4pm.

Canyon News - Officers Detain Mila Kunis Stalker Again

May 8 4:11 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES —On the morning of Friday, May 4, a 27-year-old male was detained for violating terms of his stay-away order from "Friends with Benefits" and "Family Guy" star Mila Kunis.

Canyon News - Kelsey Grammer Buys Mansion for $6.5 Million

May 6 5:26 PM EDT

BEVERLY HILLS —"Frasier" and "Cheers" star Kelsey Grammer has purchased a medium-sized mansion for a reported $6.5 million. The home, estimated to be 6,096 square feet, has 6 bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms.

Canyon News - MTA to Hold Subway Extension Public Hearing

May 6 5:26 PM EDT

BEVERLY HILLS —A public hearing on the Westside Subway Extension will be heard by the Metropolitan Transit Authority on Thursday, May 17. According to a City of Beverly Hills news release, the hearing, which will allow evidence including oral testimony to be introduced in relation to Metro's proposals for the project, will begin at 1:30 pm in Metro's board room in downtown Los Angeles.

Canyon News - Celebrity Dentist Charged with Insurance Fraud

May 6 5:11 PM EDT

BEVERLY HILLS —On Friday, May 4, a dentist known for having a roster of celebrity patients was arrested on charges of insurance fraud exceeding $300,000 in losses.

Beverly Hills Courier

Beverly Hills City Council Begins Budget Discussions

May 8 9:16 PM EDT

The Beverly Hills City Council hosted its first meeting on the fiscal year 2012/2013 budget during a study session today. City Manager Jeff Kolin told the council the budget currently shows a deficit of $5.15 million, which includes a total transfer of $6.3 million in general fund transfers to the Parking Authority enterprise fund and the Clean Water enterprise fund. The total Beverly Hills ...

Disguised Robber Steals $2,207 from U.S. Bank in Beverly Hills

May 8 8:01 PM EDT

This afternoon, the main Beverly Hills branch of U.S. Bank at 9595 Wilshire Blvd. was robbed by a white male wearing a fake mustache, sunglasses and a long khaki trench coat. It was the first robbery in the banks history according to Branch Manager Brigitte Kamel.

Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau Shines Spotlight on local Tourism Stars for National Travel and Tourism Week

May 8 5:25 PM EDT

Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau, the destination marketing arm for the City of Beverly Hills, is joining with over 75 cities nationwide as part of the 29th annual National Travel and Tourism Week by celebrating the importance of tourism to the Beverly Hills economy. Initiatives include a virtual rally on Twitter and the creation of the CVBs first ever Tourism Star award, honoring ...

Iddo Netanyahu, Brother of Benjamin Netanyahu, Appearing at LA Jewish Film Fest in Beverly Hills

May 8 5:10 PM EDT

Iddo Netanyahu, brother of the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu is arriving from Jerusalem to honor his deceased brother Yoni, at the Los Angeles premiere of the Documentary- Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story.

Major Overhaul of American Life Urged to Cure Obesity: Experts

May 8 1:41 PM EDT

Two-thirds of American adults are too fat, and a major overhaul of US policies -- from schools to restaurants to urban planning -- is needed to stem the epidemic, medical experts said Tuesday.

CBS 2 Los Angeles

Fast-Moving Brush Fire Ignites In Acton, Residents Preparing To Evacuate

May 8 8:25 PM EDT

Crews are battling a brush fire that has scorched at least 20 acres in Acton, authorities reported.

Young Dolphin Trapped In Long Beach Port

May 8 6:54 PM EDT

A young dolphin became trapped Tuesday afternoon in the Berthe of the Long Beach Port.

Dozens Of Fallen Police Officers, Firefighters Honored In Long Beach

May 8 6:21 PM EDT

Families of 28 police officers and 13 firefighters who died in the line of duty were on hand at a memorial service on Tuesday.

Death For Teen Drivers Increases With Added Young Persons In Vehicle

May 8 6:15 PM EDT

The risk of death from automobile accidents among teenage drivers increases when other teens are in the car, a new study found.

Police: Patient Admits To Killing Fellow Assisted Living Facility Resident

May 8 5:32 PM EDT

A patient at an assisted living facility has admitted to killing a fellow resident, police said Tuesday.

Orange County Register

Report: Public schools face unprecedented stress

May 8 7:52 PM EDT

Several years of severe budget cuts have placed unprecedented levels of stress on California's public schools, severely limiting their ability to provide a quality education, according to new report released Tuesday. The report by Bay Area think-tank EdSource surveyed the state's 30...

9 O.C. beers win medals in World Beer Cup

May 8 7:33 PM EDT

Brewers from San Clemente, Anaheim, Brea, Huntington Beach and Irvine won nine medals in the World Beer Cup awards announced Saturday in San Diego. The awards were part of the annual Craft Brewers Conference, a gathering of brewers from around the world. Topping the list of Orange County honors...

O.C. resident donates $27 million to Boston schools

May 8 6:43 PM EDT

A Corona del Mar resident has pledged to donate $27 million to two Jesuit schools in Boston. The funds will go toward facilities at Boston College and Boston College High School, which Patrick F. Cadigan attended as a child. Cadigan, the former CEO and president of Electronic Engineering Co. of...

U.S. Rep. Campbell far ahead in 45th District fundraising

May 8 6:25 PM EDT

Fourth-term Republican incumbent John Campbell is facing a challenge not only from the left but from the right in the 45th Congressional District. Republican John Webb, owner of an insurance agency, has questioned whether the incumbent represents true conservative values. Earlier this year the...

22-year-old crowned Miss Brea

May 8 6:20 PM EDT

Linda Shi, 22, was crowned Miss Brea 2012 at the fifth annual scholarship pageant Monday. Each contestant was a celebrity for the night as 300 guests gathered at the Brea Improv for a night of entertainment and fancy dresses. "I was so excited," Shi, a Brea resident and Cal Berkeley...

The Press-Enterprise

SAN BERNARDINO: Student stabbed in park near campus

May 8 8:08 PM EDT

Incident happens in Speicher Memorial Park near San Gorgonio High School; victim expected to recover

RIVERSIDE: Defense rests in Bonaminio murder trial

May 8 2:16 PM EDT

There was emotional testimony from relatives of Earl Ellis Green, on trial for the slaying of Riverside Police Officer Ryan Bonaminio

SAN BERNARDINO: Multiple gunmen involved in deadly park shooting

May 8 1:50 PM EDT

Cartridge casings suggest at least 3 semi-automatic pistols were involved in the weekend gunfire that left two dead and two wounded, police say

SAN BERNARDINO: Housemate claims self-defense in fatal stabbing

May 8 11:09 AM EDT

Immediately after the stabbing, the housemate ran to the police department, claiming self-defense

TEMECULA: Local Marine killed in Afghanistan

May 7 10:51 PM EDT

Department of Defense officials say a man in an Afghan National Army uniform shot John P. Huiling

Los Angeles Daily News

Josh Hamilton hits 4 homers for Texas Rangers versus Baltimore Orioles

May 8 9:57 PM EDT

BALTIMORE - Josh Hamilton has become the 16th player in major league history to hit four home runs in a game.

North Hollywood school is part of Maurice Sendak's legacy

May 8 9:18 PM EDT

Former North Hollywood elementary school Principal Nancy Oda took the news of beloved children's author Maurice Sendak's death especially hard.

Fast-moving wildfire burns near homes in Acton

May 8 8:04 PM EDT

ACTON - A fast-moving wildfire is whipping through the Acton area of Los Angeles County, destroying at least one structure as residents worked to hose down buildings and save homes, according to live helicopter footage from KCAL TV.

Graduating from a LAUSD school just got harder after board vote

May 8 7:57 PM EDT

After a long discussion, the LAUSD board today approved changing graduation requirements so that every student will have to pass a slate of rigorous college-prep classes in order to earn a diploma.

Editorial: State's brain drain -- Value of good education sends young elsewhere

May 8 7:12 PM EDT

California universities' curriculum cutbacks and tuition hikes are having an effect that any freshman economics student could have predicted: More and more high school graduates are choosing to leave the state for college.

NBC Los Angeles

NoHo School Named for Sendak Mourns

May 8 8:47 PM EDT

Students at the campus marked the death of the famed author of "Where the Wild Things Are" with a memorial.

Magnitude-3.2 Quake Hits Near Yucca Valley

May 8 8:31 PM EDT

A magnitude-3.2 earthquake struck late Tuesday afternoon near Yucca Valley. Photo Credit: USGS

Brush Fires in Acton

May 8 8:01 PM EDT

Brush fires appeared to be staying within a tree-lined perimeter along Metrolink tracks in Acton, where winds started picking up as at least 40 acres were scorched Tuesday afternoon.

Fire Season May Be Year Around: Fire Officials

May 8 7:16 PM EDT

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) held a news conference Tuesday as part of Wildfire Awareness Week to help prepare the public for the hot summer months and... Photo Credit: NBC Local Media

Compromise on College Prep for Graduation

May 8 3:56 PM EDT

Students will face tougher, college-prep courses, but they'll need fewer overall credits to graduate, under a plan approved by the school board. Photo Credit: KNBC

Daily Breeze

Los Angeles area home prices fall in March

May 8 10:01 PM EDT

The housing market continued to struggle as Los Angeles area home prices fell in March by 2.4 percent compared with a year earlier.

San Pedro business improvement district now in hands of property owners

May 8 10:01 PM EDT

Forming a business improvement district to spruce up Gaffey Street is now in the hands of property owners who attended an informational meeting this week to learn about the potential benefits.

Astronaut tells his story to Magruder Middle School students

May 8 9:31 PM EDT

Students at Magruder Middle School in Torrance got a visit from Dr. Bernard Harris, the first African American astronaut to perform a spacewalk.

Rep. Richardson asks GAO to examine port security vulnerabilities

May 8 9:16 PM EDT

South Bay Rep. Laura Richardson on Tuesday asked the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office to examine security vulnerabilities at seaports across the country.

CSU panel approves freeze on pay raises for its campus presidents

May 8 9:16 PM EDT

A California State University Board of Trustees panel on Tuesday unanimously approved a plan that would freeze salaries for presidents in the wake of public outrage over recent pay raises.

Ventura County Star

Finalists selected in Oxnard berry recipe contest

May 8 9:41 PM EDT

Sweet barely beat out savory when the top two cooks were selected from five finalists at the California Strawberry Festival Berry Blast Off recipe contest Tuesday.

Status quo budget forecast for county

May 8 9:34 PM EDT

Status quo budget projected for county government in the next fiscal year.

Santa Susana senior develops music therapy program

May 8 9:16 PM EDT

A Santa Susana High School senior has developed a music therapy program for preschoolers and elementary school students.

Military expo touches on range of issues

May 8 9:13 PM EDT

Dennis Biddick, deputy assistant secretary of the Navy, on Tuesday emphasized the need for total force integration.

GPS technology expected to reduce fire response times in Ventura

May 8 8:53 PM EDT

Ventura city officials hope satellites and new technology will ensure firefighters see more green lights on the way to emergencies, reducing response times.

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