Friday, December 30, 2011

Yahoo! Alerts - Today's Local News for Beverly Hills CA

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Friday, December 30, 2011 10:21 PM EST

Today's Local News for Beverly Hills CA :

As of 10:21 PM EST

Los Angeles Times

Disorganized cooking files are a recipe for a meltdown

Dec 30 9:59 PM EST

Without Mrs. Bucka's cookies, it just wouldn't be Christmas. But an old, faded, butter-stained piece of paper had gone missing. Time after time this holiday season, I reached for the phone on the kitchen counter to call my mother-in-law in Ohio. Then I remembered, I'm on my own now making family favorites.

Tracing the L.A. Coliseum's fiscal decay

Dec 30 9:44 PM EST

As the landmark stadium's finances nose-dived, commissioners took little notice. Month after month, the financial forecasts for the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum seemed as sunny as could be.

Gay nativity scene vandalized

Dec 30 1:59 PM EST

Claremont United Methodist Church has a Christmas tradition of unusual nativity displays, intended to carry a social or political message.

Occupy activists prepare for Rose Parade march

Dec 30 1:14 AM EST

Protesters will walk the parade route after the floats and marching bands have passed. The group has been working with police and Tournament of Roses officials on how not to disrupt the parade. An army of volunteers from across the nation has once again descended upon Pasadena's Rose Palace, where several floats are being covered with flowers.

Annual total of death sentences in California falls to 10

Dec 30 12:14 AM EST

The prior two years had each seen capital punishment ordered for 29 criminals. Analysts say a broken appeals process is driving the trend, and some observers cite tight budgets prosecutors face. The number of death sentences issued in California dropped this year to 10, one of the lowest levels since the state reinstated capital punishment in 1978.

Canyon News

Canyon News - Several Burglaries Attempted In Last Week

Dec 29 3:39 PM EST

SHERMAN OAKS —Two burglaries, one successful, the other failed, have taken place within days of each other in the last week within the Sherman Oaks and Van Nuys areas, respectively.

Canyon News - Suspected Double Murderer Officially Charged

Dec 29 4:39 AM EST

SHERMAN OAKS—On Wednesday, December 28, a former bank robber who ditched his pickup truck in Sherman Oaks in August while fleeing from police, was formally charged with two counts of capital murder related to the deaths of two individuals with whom he lived in a home located on the 20200 block of Lassen Street in Chatsworth, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

Canyon News - West Hollywood Rejects Nigerian Anti-Gay Bill

Dec 29 4:39 AM EST

WEST HOLLYWOOD—The West Hollywood City Council has passed a resolution that has denounced the Nigerian Anti-Gay Bill on Monday, December 19. The Nigerian Senate has approved an Anti-Gay Bill that restricts gender of the same sex from marrying.

Canyon News - L.A. Commission to Hold Redistricting Meeting

Dec 29 2:24 AM EST

STUDIO CITY —A redistricting meeting that will encourage the public to provide their input regarding the redrawing of district boundaries will be held on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at Van Nuys City Hall at 6:30pm.

Canyon News - Griffith Park Celebrates 115th Anniversary

Dec 29 1:54 AM EST

LOS FELIZ — On Friday, December 16, the 115th Anniversary of Griffith Park was celebrated by Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge with a special ceremony at Griffith Observatory.

Beverly Hills Courier

Katy Perry and Russell Brand Announce Split

Dec 30 4:40 PM EST

Actor/comedian Russell Brand filed for divorce today from his wife of about 15 months, singer Katy Perry.

Magician Celebrates Sold-Out Year With New Years Eve Shows

Dec 30 1:54 PM EST

Magician Ivan Amodei has been packing them in at The Beverly Wilshire.

The First Grader, Now On DVD, Celebrates The Power Of Education, Foundation Helps Awards Bid

Dec 30 1:39 PM EST

This week, resident and producer Richard Harding saw his film The First Grader released on DVD.


Dec 30 1:24 PM EST

Events and opportunities around town.

The Couriers Restaurant Review by MERV HECHT-LA SEINE

Dec 30 12:10 PM EST

Only in America! Well, maybe something like it exists in Israel, or New York City, but it would be hard to beat the quality of the kosher food at La Seine in Beverly Hills. I dont know why it was such a surprise, but it was.

CBS 2 Los Angeles

Pastor And Parishioner To Be Arraigned For Reading Bible In DMV Parking Lot

Dec 30 9:28 PM EST

A pastor and another member of a Hemet church who were arrested for reading Biblical passages outside a Department of Motor Vehicles office are set to be arraigned Jan. 6 on misdemeanor charges.

Reward Increased For Deaf Puppy Stolen From Car In Manhattan Beach

Dec 30 9:13 PM EST

The reward amount has increased for the safe return of a three-month-old special needs puppy named "Harmony," that was stolen from a family vehicle Tuesday in Manhattan Beach.

Celebratory Shooters Could Face Federal Charges

Dec 30 8:24 PM EST

Anyone thinking about shooting off a gun to ring in 2012, may want to think again.

$25K Reward Offered To Catch Hollywood Arson Suspects

Dec 30 7:46 PM EST

Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky says the county will offer a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the series of fires set overnight in Hollywood and West Hollywood.

Woman Allegedly Accuses Man With Arabic Surname Of Terrorist Plane Threat After He Ends 4-Day Fling

Dec 30 7:31 PM EST

A 45-year-old Temple City woman is accused of providing false information to an airline in order to take revenge on a male passenger with whom she had a four-day fling.

Orange County Register

O.C.'s feel good stories of 2011

Dec 30 7:03 PM EST

There's the woman who found a stable full of starving, skin-and-bones horses - and then saved them.And the woman who prayed to God...

Pelican Hill wins international award

Dec 30 6:02 PM EST

NEWPORT BEACH - The Resort at Pelican Hill has won yet another international award, this one from an independent journalist that Businessweek once called the Robert Parker of luxury travel writing."Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report" has named Pelican Hill its "Grand Resort"...

Snow brings joy to Village of Hope

Dec 30 5:44 PM EST

TUSTIN - It was fun for all ages as the Orange County Rescue Mission's Village of Hope in Tustin, received ten tons of snow on Friday morning. "For this group of people, most of them have never seen snow before and the kids have never touched it or eaten it and it is quite the experience...

Police ID man killed on Santa Ana River Trail

Dec 30 5:36 PM EST

ANAHEIM - A man stabbed to death on the Santa Ana River Trail, near the 91 freeway, has been identified as 42-year-old Lloyd Middaugh, police said Friday.About 6:15 a.m. on Wednesday, a person exercising on the trail called police to report a person down between Tustin and Lakeview avenues,...

Up to 29,000 to attend O.C. New Year's rave

Dec 30 5:21 PM EST

ANAHEIM - The producers of electronic-dance raves that have raised concern and criticism in the past are staging a giant New Year's party - on Saturday and Sunday - at the Anaheim Convention Center.The dance party has raised safety concerns about overcrowding and potential drug use, but...

The Press-Enterprise

COLTON: Mt. Vernon bridge to reopen from sinkhole

Dec 30 9:50 PM EST

Road reopens, but will close again Tuesday for a permanent fix

COLTON: Mount Vernon Avenue bridge over I-10 closed through weekend

Dec 30 4:48 PM EST

Large sinkhole on the roadway in colton led to closure this morning

SAN BERNARDINO: Woman, 87, beaten with hammers; defendants get life

Dec 30 2:40 PM EST

The two men, who were 16 at the time of the home-invasion attack, will not be eligible for parole in the brutal beating death

COLTON: Sinkhole closes Mount Vernon Avenue bridge

Dec 30 1:44 PM EST

Opening is described as the size of a Volkswagen ; officials not sure how long closure will last

COLTON: Sinkhole closes Mount Vernon Avenue bridge over I-10

Dec 30 1:36 PM EST

Officials not sure how long closure will last

Los Angeles Daily News

Firefighters, police chase string of overnight arson fires in Hollywood

Dec 30 10:05 PM EST

LOS ANGELES - An arsonist swept through the Hollywood area under the cover of dark early Friday, torching vehicles whose flames ignited nearby houses, including one once occupied by Doors frontman Jim Morrison.

Reseda Theater plan suffers big setback because of ruling

Dec 30 10:05 PM EST

This week's court ruling on redevelopment agencies marked another devastating setback for San Fernando Valley residents hoping to replace the 63-year-old Reseda Theater.

Coast Guard to end search for missing kayaker off Malibu coast

Dec 30 9:50 PM EST

MALIBU, Calif. - Nearly 24 hours after a man called for medical help and his empty kayak was found off the coast of Malibu, Coast Guard officials prepared to suspend their search, officials said Friday.

Patrols set to deter drunk driving

Dec 30 9:50 PM EST

Revelers will be out in force on New Year's Eve, and police would like to remind them they will be too, so don't drink and drive.

Actor had `preferred treatment'

Dec 30 9:50 PM EST

CLAIM: Deputy who arrested Mel Gibson was told to cover up anti-Semitic statements.

NBC Los Angeles

Dinosaurs Come to the Rose Parade

Dec 30 9:41 PM EST

For the first time the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County will have a float in the Rose Parade. It's called "Dinosaurs in L.A.'s Backyard," and features three life-sized dinosaurs.

Barn Owls Becoming Web Sensation

Dec 30 8:56 PM EST

A pair of barn owls at a sanctuary in Orange County are being watched by thousands of people as they await the arrival of their chicks.

Exports Up at Los Angeles Port

Dec 30 7:41 PM EST

The number of goods coming into Southland ports was flat this year, but the Port of Los Angeles posted its second year of record-high export figures despite shrinking imports.

First Responders to Use New Radio

Dec 30 7:11 PM EST

Pasadena police and fire departments to use a new $7 million communications system this weekend. A critic questions raises concerns about communication problems with other cities that aren't yet using the new...

Hotel Business Not So Rosy

Dec 30 6:56 PM EST

Pasadena hotels see a decrease in demand, despite the Tournament of Roses in full bloom.

Daily Breeze

Forecast for Rose Parade: warm and beautiful

Dec 30 9:52 PM EST

Southern California will enter the New Year with Chamber of Commerce weather as a high-pressure ridge building in through the weekend combines with an offshore flow to bring above-normal afternoon temperatures.

MELISSA HECKSCHER: Some suggested New Year's resolutions

Dec 30 5:52 PM EST

It's that time of year again: It's the time for that annual batch of shiny, hopeful, perennially unrealistic New Year's resolutions.

Los Angeles-Long Beach harbors lost trade in 2011

Dec 30 5:52 PM EST

LOS ANGELES—Cargo volume slipped at the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in 2011, primarily because shippers are increasingly using India and Singapore as hubs to East Coast destinations, authorities said.

Saturday's police log: Hawthorne, Lawndale and Gardena

Dec 30 5:37 PM EST

Recent police activities in Hawthorne, Lawndale and Gardena. | POLICE NEWS | BLOG: SOUTH BAY CRIME, COURT NEWS | FACEBOOK

Redondo Beach Christmas tree recycling starts Saturday

Dec 30 3:38 PM EST

Redondo Beach residents can recycle their trees starting Saturday.

Ventura County Star

Tickets go on sale for food and wine event

Dec 30 9:13 PM EST

Tickets are on sale for the Local Food & Wine Challenge, a Jan. 19 tasting event that will benefit FOOD Share. Organized by the Ventura County Wine Trail, the competition will feature 13 teams of representatives from area restaurants and wineries.

Oak View man will celebrate new year by turning 100

Dec 30 9:10 PM EST

The fact that Jeremias Barut, known as Jerry, has lived to celebrate his 100th birthday on Jan. 1 is reason enough for a huge party, according to grandson Darrell Waycasy. Waycasy, 41, explained that his grandfather was seriously ill earlier this year with a perforated ulcer, which required numerous operations to repair, along with a bout of pneumonia.

BP Technology Ventures joins energy giants investing in Camarillo startup

Dec 30 9:09 PM EST

BP Technology Ventures is the newest energy giant investing in Camarillo-based startup Cool Planet BioFuels Inc. The venture capital firm joins current investors General Electric Co., ConocoPhillips , NRG Energy Inc., Google Ventures and North Bridge Venture Partners in Cool Planet's C Round of funding, led by Shea Ventures, LLC.

Business stories that perked our interest in 2011

Dec 30 8:33 PM EST

With all the pickets and protests, layoffs, and lawyers behaving badly in Ventura County in 2011, business headlines were anything but dull. As 2012 approaches, we reflected on the region's business news and found eight topics that raised eyebrows, changed lives and impacted the local business climate ...

Traditions hold true for New Year's

Dec 30 7:26 PM EST

People around the world will be ushering in the new year by making lots of noise, kissing, watching a giant crystal ball drop, eating certain foods, setting off fireworks and generally doing everything they can to ensure good fortune in the coming year.

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