Tuesday, August 20, 2013

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Los Angeles Times

1 dead, 10 hurt in big-rig crash on 10 Freeway in Pomona

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013 08:22 AM EDT

A truck crash and explosion in Pomona closes the 10 freeway in all directions. One person is killed and four of the injured were in critical condition. The 10 Freeway in Pomona was shut down in all directions Monday night after a crash and explosion involving a big rig and several vehicles that left at least one person dead and 10 injured.        

PASSINGS: Lee Thompson Young, Amy Wallace, Cedar Walton

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013 03:19 AM EDT

Lee Thompson Young, 'Famous Jett Jackson' star, dies at 29; Amy Wallace, writer on 'Book of Lists,' dies at 58; Cedar Walton, jazz pianist and composer, dies at 79. Lee Thompson Young        

Albert Murray dies at 97; novelist, critic bridged words, music

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013 03:19 AM EDT

Albert Murray celebrated black culture in a series of novels, an acclaimed history of music and books of criticism. He also appeared on Ken Burns' 'Jazz' series. Albert Murray, the influential novelist and critic who celebrated black culture, scorned black separatism and was once praised by Duke Ellington as the "unsquarest man I know," died Sunday in New York. He was 97.        

Artist will be closely watching L.A. council vote on public mural ban

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013 02:06 AM EDT

Downtown artist Robert Vargas will be closely watching L.A. City Council vote that could end a 10-year-old ban on public murals. Downtown artist Robert Vargas will be closely watching a vote Tuesday by the Los Angeles City Council that could end a 10-year-old ban on public murals.        

New South L.A. hospital to cost $32 million more than expected

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013 02:05 AM EDT

'Unforeseen site conditions' bring cost of new county hospital in South L.A. to $284.4 million and push opening to 2015. The long-awaited reopening of a hospital in South Los Angeles will cost $32 million more than anticipated due to "unforeseen site conditions" and may not be able to accept patients until early 2015, according to Los Angeles County officials.        

Canyon News

Canyon News - Malibu Residents Against Tiger Proposal

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013 09:56 PM EDT

MALIBU—A proposal to maintain five white Siberian tigers on a residential property for filming purposes has drawn much opposition from neighbors, who fear having close proximity to the wild animals.

Canyon News - LA Aqueduct Centennial Garden

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013 08:56 AM EDT

LOS FELIZ—The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is celebrating the Los Angeles Aqueduct Centennial by honoring forerunner in engineering and aqueduct design, William Mulholland by presenting an Aqueduct Centennial Garden on October 2013.

Canyon News - Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center Fined

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013 08:26 AM EDT

HOLLYWOOD HILLS—The Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center was one of four Southland hospitals fined Thursday, August 15, for failure to comply with licensing requirements, which either caused or was likely to cause serious injury or death to patients.

Beverly Hills Courier

Gunman In Georgia School Surrenders, No One Hurt

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013 08:46 PM EDT

A man entered a US elementary school armed with a Kalashnikov rifle today and took employees hostage before surrendering, authorities said.

Health Happenings…Cancer Control Society’s Conference Set For Labor Day Weekend

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013 03:48 PM EDT

UCLA to offer "Liver Disease Update;" local Parkinson Disease Association to hold fundraising tribute in Beverly Hills.

Man Sues MTV, Nokia Theatre Over Injury During Lady Gaga Performance

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013 03:17 PM EDT

A man who claims he was injured when he was flipped over a barrier by a crush of spectators while Lady Gaga was performing at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre sued the venue, the network and the show's producers.

Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau Looks For Yearly Funding Approval

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013 03:17 PM EDT

At today's City Council study session, the Beverly Hills Conference and Visitors Bureau will come before the council with a request to have its yearly funding request approved for the rest of the year.

Is A Name Change Coming For Beverly Hills’ ‘Little Santa Monica’ Boulevard?

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013 03:16 PM EDT

Little Santa Monica Boulevard, or South Santa Monica Boulevard as its more formally known, could soon be undergoing a name change. Councilmember Nancy Krasne has requested a discussion item for this afternoon's City Council study session to discuss possibly changing the street's name to "Burton Way."

CBS 2 Los Angeles

Defense Expert: Conrad Murray’s Medical License A Built-In Background Check

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013 10:36 PM EDT

A human resources expert called to the stand by AEG Live Tuesday testified it is rare for a company to check the credit of an independent contractor, particularly a physician with a medical license.

OC Girl, 17, Receives ‘911 Youth Hero Award’ For Saving Her Dad’s Life

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013 09:27 PM EDT

A 17-year-old Orange County girl Tuesday received the 2013 911 Youth Hero award.

$50K Reward Offered In Rape, Murder Of Homeless Woman In Downtown LA

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013 09:02 PM EDT

Homicide detectives hope a $50,000 reward will lead to the arrest and conviction of the person who raped and murdered a homeless woman in the downtown Los Angeles Fashion District three years ago.

Prosecutors: Owner Of Pit Bulls In Deadly Attack Knew Dogs Had Attacked Before

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013 08:29 PM EDT

Prosecutors are suggesting the owner of a group of pit bulls that attacked and killed a woman knew that the animals were aggressive and dangerous, and that the animals had attacked several people and animals in the past.

Coroner’s Officials Confirm Actor Lee Thompson Young Committed Suicide

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013 08:08 PM EDT

Actor Lee Thompson Young committed suicide by shooting himself, coroner’s officials confirmed Tuesday.

Orange County Register

Union seeks blood donations for fallen deputy

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013 09:11 PM EDT

SANTA ANA - The Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs is hosting a blood drive Friday to support Deputy Carlos Cammon, who remains hospitalized more than a month after he collapsed during SWAT training exercises.

UCI professor apologizes for arson spree

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013 09:08 PM EDT

SANTA ANA - A UC Irvine professor who wrote emails detailing plans to kill students and burn down an Irvine high school after his 14-year-old son committed suicide apologized in court Tuesday and asked for mercy.

Teen recognized for saving father's life

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013 09:00 PM EDT

ANAHEIM - It was a Saturday in mid-April when Gary Swisher collapsed while jogging around the Brea Olinda High School track with his teenage daughter, Samantha.

Disneyland brings in first Marvel character

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013 08:53 PM EDT

ANAHEIM - Thor may have been exiled from his home in a 2011 movie - but this fall the superhero will get a new home, Disneyland.

Army Reservist sues county for job discrimination

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013 08:41 PM EDT

Alleging a pattern of discrimination against military service members, a longtime county attorney is suing his own office for denying him promotions.

KABC-TV Los Angeles

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner's mediation session continues

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013 09:51 PM EDT

Embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is staying out of sight despite ongoing settlement talks about his future.

Banning kindergarteners dropped off miles from home

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013 08:22 PM EDT

Two kindergarteners wandered the streets miles away from home after the bus driver dropped them off at the wrong stop.

Motorcyclist, pedestrian killed in Manhattan Beach crash

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013 06:21 PM EDT

A violent accident in Manhattan Beach left a motorcyclist and an elderly woman dead early Tuesday morning.

Fatal Littlerock dog mauling: preliminary hearing explores evidence

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013 06:12 PM EDT

Several witnesses took the stand Monday in a preliminary hearing in a fatal dog-mauling case.

Michael Hastings autopsy: Drugs found in body

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013 05:42 PM EDT

An autopsy of Michael Hastings' body revealed traces of drugs, but it was an unlikely contributor to his death.

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