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Saturday, Mar 01, 2014 10:22 PM EST

Today's Local News for Beverly Hills CA :

Los Angeles Times

Bid to hike L.A. minimum wage gets pair of powerful backers

Saturday, Mar 01, 2014 10:03 PM EST

As the L.A. City Council examines the 'living wage' issue, philanthropist Eli Broad and developer Rick Caruso say they support a higher minimum wage. The debate on whether Los Angeles hotel workers should be paid at least $15.37 an hour opened last week with some less-than-expected allies for a "living wage" and some questions from City Council members about whether the proposal goes too far, or ...

In San Bernardino, new mayor banks on his political inexperience

Saturday, Mar 01, 2014 08:18 PM EST

Carey Davis, a 61-year-old accountant, sees his status as a political newcomer as an advantage as he takes over the troubled city. Sitting in a spare office on the sixth floor of City Hall, a sweeping view of San Bernardino behind him, the incoming mayor paused a conversation and picked up a ringing phone. It was somebody wanting to know what time the office closed.        

Women's workplace struggles could someday be her dissertation

Saturday, Mar 01, 2014 05:23 PM EST

Cathy Youngblood has two degrees, one in anthropology. She's now a hotel housekeeper, making the same per hour as she did three decades ago. Cathy Youngblood leaves home at 5 a.m., walks a mile in the dark and catches a Blue Line train at the Watts station. She transfers to the Red Line downtown, then boards a bus at Sunset and Vermont and gets to West Hollywood at 6:45, ready for her job as a ...

Massive desert solar plant opens, already a threatened species

Saturday, Mar 01, 2014 01:19 PM EST

The Ivanpah facility uses five square miles of mirrors to turn water into steam. But cheaper photovoltaic cells and natural gas plus shaky funding may make project the last of its kind in the U.S. IVANPAH VALLEY, Calif.— The day begins early at the Ivanpah solar power plant.        

Kashkari, challenging Brown, seeks silver lining in TARP program

Saturday, Mar 01, 2014 01:33 AM EST

The Republican candidate for governor is touting his experience with the $700-billion federal bank bailout program despite the widespread criticism it received. A Republican who wants to be California's governor is staking his bid on having run the $700-billion federal bank bailout — even as GOP candidates across the nation distance themselves from the highly unpopular program.        

Beverly Hills Courier

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Friday, Feb 28, 2014 10:38 PM EST

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died of a lethal mix of drugs, including heroin, cocaine, benzodiazepines and amphetamine reported the New York medical examiner’s office today. Hoffman was found dead February 2 on his bathroom floor in his New York apartment with a needle in his left arm. Nearly 50 envelopes that were labeled “Ace of

US could skip G8 in Sochi if Russia is in Ukraine: US official

Friday, Feb 28, 2014 10:38 PM EST

President Barack Obama and key European leaders could skip June's G8 summit in Sochi if Moscow's forces are involved in Ukraine, a senior US official told AFP Friday.

Beverly Hills News – Storms Wreak Havoc Through Southland

Friday, Feb 28, 2014 10:37 PM EST

Rain, wind and flowing mud are making for a messy afternoon commute as one of the strongest storms to hit the Southland in three years continues to soak the area. The City of Beverly Hills can provide up to 10 sandbags per Beverly Hills household. Call 310-285-2467 for information.

L.A. Federal Prosecutors To Make Penalty Recommendation By Summer On LAX Shooter

Friday, Feb 28, 2014 10:37 PM EST

Federal prosecutors will make their recommendation by early July on whether the death penalty should be sought against the 23-year- old suspect accused in the shooting spree at Los Angeles International Airport that resulted in the death of a TSA agent, court papers obtained today show.

Storm Causes 50-Foot Tree To Crash Through Roof

Friday, Feb 28, 2014 10:37 PM EST

With rain hammering the area, a 50-foot tree crashed through the roof a house in Burbank today, but a woman in her 80s escaped unharmed, authorities said.

CBS 2 Los Angeles

Woman Passenger, 36, Killed In Single-Vehicle Crash In Riverside

Saturday, Mar 01, 2014 09:59 PM EST

The driver and a 12-year-old boy were uninjured.

Dangerous Surf Reported Up And Down California Coastline

Saturday, Mar 01, 2014 09:24 PM EST

"The waves came roaring in here like a freight train," said Austin McCann.

1 Dead, 1 Wounded In San Bernardino Shooting

Saturday, Mar 01, 2014 07:39 PM EST

Each of the victim’s had sustained at least one gunshot wound to the upper torso.

17,000 Customers, Hospital Experience Power Outage Following Lightning Strikes

Saturday, Mar 01, 2014 07:16 PM EST

A large power outage took place early Saturday, affecting over 21,000 customers, after thunderstorms caused lightning strikes in Riverside.

With Increasing Rain, LAPD Steps Up Hunt For Missing Elderly Man

Saturday, Mar 01, 2014 07:12 PM EST

Kenneth Morris was last seen around 1:30 p.m. on Friday leaving an adult health care facility.

Orange County Register

Ski resorts report fresh snow

Saturday, Mar 01, 2014 10:03 PM EST

Big Bear: Open Sunday after getting more than 10 inches of snow Friday with more expected through Saturday night.

Three rescued from high surf in Laguna Beach

Saturday, Mar 01, 2014 09:11 PM EST

High surf in Laguna Beach, with some wave sets hitting 12-13 feet, and a strong riptide led to the water rescue of three people mid-afternoon Saturday.

Death-penalty cases could turn on work of snitch

Saturday, Mar 01, 2014 07:17 PM EST

SANTA ANA - Facing life in prison, Fernando Perez thought of his kids as he sought incriminating information from other inmates.

Johnson: Santa Ana man's ink known 'round the globe

Saturday, Mar 01, 2014 06:58 PM EST

Sid Stankovitz immediately puts you in the mind of a star from a Hollywood movie; no one in particular, but a composite of all of them.

First wave of storm falls short of warnings in O.C.

Saturday, Mar 01, 2014 06:51 PM EST

March roared into Orange County early Saturday with just enough rain to create traffic headaches, but the National Weather Service predicted the worse could be yet to come overnight with isolated thunderstorms, possible flash floods and even hail before the storm system leaves.

KABC-TV Los Angeles

Navy F/A 18 fighter crashes on Nevada training complex

Saturday, Mar 01, 2014 09:43 PM EST

A U.S. Navy F/A-18C Hornet crashed on a range training complex in Nevada. The pilot's status has not been confirmed.

Facts and figures: Countdown to the Oscars (photos)

Saturday, Mar 01, 2014 09:28 PM EST

Find out which producer has two chances to win Best Picture, how many ties there have been in Oscars history, and more.

Oxnard neighbor helps nab 2 car burglary suspects

Saturday, Mar 01, 2014 08:43 PM EST

Two suspects were arrested after a vigilant neighbor reported a car burglary to Oxnard police.

Man critical after Laguna Beach hit-run; driver sought

Saturday, Mar 01, 2014 07:28 PM EST

A man is in critical condition after he was found injured in the road following a hit-and-run in Laguna Beach.

Car plunges into North Lake in Irvine; 2 injured

Saturday, Mar 01, 2014 02:58 PM EST

Two men suffered moderate injuries when they crashed their vehicle into North Lake in Irvine.

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