Saturday, December 31, 2011

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Saturday, December 31, 2011 10:56 PM EST

Today's Local News for Beverly Hills CA :

As of 10:56 PM EST

Los Angeles Times

New year brings new laws in California

Dec 31 8:35 PM EST

Of 760 bills signed by California Gov. Jerry Brown in 2011, most take effect Jan. 1. Here are some highlights. Californians will no longer be able to carry handguns openly in public, buy alcohol at self-serve checkout stands or purchase shark fins for their soup under hundreds of new laws that take effect Jan. 1.

Tallying the losses of 2011

Dec 31 8:35 PM EST

Frank McCourt and Lee Baca had a rough year. They were not the only ones. Not a bad year for news, 2011, and I hate to see it fade away so quickly.

Will the year 2012 be an apocalyptic game-changer?

Dec 31 8:35 PM EST

Amid a swirl of science, hucksterism and genuine spiritual belief, prognosticators say Dec. 21, 2012, will usher in a new era of nonviolence and sustainability or bring about TEOTWAWKI — survivalist shorthand for The End of the World As We Know It. There are years that are remembered for changing the course of human history:1492. 1776. 1945.

Blemishes mar celebrity dermatologist's reputation

Dec 31 8:34 PM EST

Dr. Arnold Klein once treated Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Jackson and other A-listers while maintaining a lifestyle that matched his clients'. But a state medical board probe, financial problems and poor health have brought him low. For three decades, Dr. Arnold Klein drew the rich and vain to his Beverly Hills dermatology office. Trophy wives, industry bigwigs and A-list actresses glided through ...

Skirmish with Amazon draws new attention to Bay Area bookstore

Dec 31 8:34 PM EST

Marcus Books in San Francisco, the nation's oldest African American bookstore, has been a center of black intellectual and civic life for half a century. Before Jasmine Johnson could walk, her crib was tucked behind the counter of her grandparents' San Francisco bookstore. By age 6, she was reciting Langston Hughes poems to customers and picking out books for other children. At 12, she marched ...

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

Vehicle Burns In Hollywood Carport New Year's Eve

Dec 31 9:42 PM EST

A vehicle burned Saturday night in a carport in Hollywood, but no one was injured, a city fire official said.

4 Southern Californians Among The Dead In 2-Car Texas Crash That Killed 8

Dec 31 7:47 PM EST

Texas authorities say they mistakenly identified the son of the late NWA frontman Eazy-E as one of eight people killed in a two-car collision.

2 Menifee Juveniles Busted With $7K In Stolen Electronics

Dec 31 7:24 PM EST

Two Menifee juveniles were arrested Friday after being found with about $7,000 worth of stolen electronics, the sheriff's department reported.

Police Recover Stolen Rolexes Valued At $1M

Dec 31 6:16 PM EST

Police in San Diego have recovered a stash of stolen Rolex watches valued at over $1 million.

Reward Increased For Deaf Puppy Stolen From Car In Manhattan Beach

Dec 31 6:13 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.

Orange County Register

British expats ring in 2012 early

Dec 31 9:43 PM EST

Cheers and party horns rang out on the dot at 4 p.m. Saturday at The Olde Ship British Pub & Restaurant in Santa Ana.Great Britain rang in the new year at 4 p.m. Pacific Standard Time, providing a strong local contingency of British expatriates with an early excuse to party.The British...

Smoking the competition at BBQ grill-off

Dec 31 7:32 PM EST

BUENA PARK - For most people, staying up past midnight is a New Year's Eve tradition.But many members of the 40 barbecue teams gathered at Knott's Berry Farm on Saturday were up during the wee hours the night before, lighting fires and settling pork butts and beef briskets into their...

Police ID apparent homicide victim in Yorba Linda

Dec 31 4:32 PM EST

YORBA LINDA - A homeless man found dead Friday in what police believe is a homicide was identified Saturday as Paulus Cornelius Smit, 57, whose last known address is in Yorba Linda.If the unfolding investigation confirms that Smit fell victim to foul play, he would be the third homeless man in...

Arrests made in Tamura School vandalism

Dec 31 3:48 PM EST

FOUNTAIN VALLEY Police have arrested three minors in connection with the vandalism of Tamura Elementary School this week.Fountain Valley police Sgt. Robert Sweaza said the vandals damaged 13 classrooms and stole several laptop computers, most of which have been recovered. Damage has been...

Decomposed body that of missing woman

Dec 31 3:35 PM EST

WESTMINSTER - Authorities confirmed Saturday that a decomposed body found in Orange on Friday is that of a woman with the mental capacity of a 6-year-old who went missing from Westminster more than two weeks ago.The body of Nguyet Thi Chau, 45, was found around 2:30 p.m. Friday at the American Inn...

The Press-Enterprise

BARSTOW: Rialto man killed in off-roading crash

Dec 31 6:32 PM EST

Authorities said he died in a dune buggy while making a jump

MORENO VALLEY: Husband arrested in wife's shooting

Dec 31 6:32 PM EST

Police arrested a man following a shooting and domestic fight at their home

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

Los Angeles Daily News

Moon countdown: NASA probe enters lunar orbit

Dec 31 7:20 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. - A NASA spacecraft fired its engine and slipped into orbit around the moon Saturday in the first of two back-to-back arrivals over the New Year's weekend.

Governor, others propose taxes

Dec 31 7:05 PM EST

SACRAMENTO - While California is likely to remain out of the presidential spotlight in 2012, the state will undergo dramatic political changes that will alter elections and potentially transform the Legislature.

Iowa caucuses taking a rare negative twist

Dec 31 6:35 PM EST

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - So much for Iowa Nice. It's more like Iowa Nasty. In a state where Midwestern civility usually extends to politics, the Republican presidential campaign has become an acerbic affair.

Man tries to use $1 million bill at Walmart

Dec 31 6:35 PM EST

Do you have change for a million-dollar bill? Police say a North Carolina man insisted his million-dollar note was real when he was buying $476 worth of items at a Walmart.

Hopefuls fighting for 2nd

Dec 31 6:35 PM EST

CAMPAIGN: With Romney in front in Iowa, others are battling for position.

NBC Los Angeles

More Fires in Hollywood

Dec 31 9:31 PM EST

Firefighters responded to yet another blaze in a Hollywood carport shortly before 6 p.m. Saturday.

Fire, Cash and New Laws

Dec 31 9:01 PM EST

A string of arson fires, a list of new laws and the possibility of legal action against SoCal entities made news during the final week of 2011.

Free Rides Try to Curb NYE Drunk Driving

Dec 31 8:16 PM EST

Ringing in new year could also mean ringing a cab to get home after having too much to drink, but the auto club AAA is offering New Years' partiers a free ride.

Group Tries to Stop State Park Closures

Dec 31 6:46 PM EST

A quarter of California's state parks are slated to close this summer due to a lack of state funds, but state environmental groups are waging a campaign to stop the closures.

Photo Gallery: Sean Collins

Dec 31 4:41 PM EST

Sean Collins taught himself meteorology and went on to create one of surfing's - and the sports world's - most prominent websites for predicting wave behaviors.

Daily Breeze

Airline safety soars; deaths at record low

Dec 31 7:42 PM EST

DATA: Experience, improvements lead to best 10 years ever.

Plastic bag ban extends to small stores in county

Dec 31 7:28 PM EST

Mom-and-pop shops will have to sack the use of plastic bags as part of a second phase of a county law that takes effect today.

Woman shot to death in Hermosa Beach

Dec 31 4:23 PM EST

HERMOSA BEACH — A woman was shot to death in an apparent argument inside a Hermosa Beach apartment, and police said they detained the man they found standing outside as they arrived, police said. | POLICE NEWS | BLOG: SOUTH BAY CRIME, COURT NEWS

Single-engine plane lands without gear at Torrance airport

Dec 30 11:22 PM EST

The pilot of a single-engine Cessna landed his plane safely on its belly Friday at Torrance Municipal Airport.

Cops out in force tonight to nab drunk drivers

Dec 30 11:22 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.

Ventura County Star

More police are out tonight to deal with DUIs

Dec 31 9:08 PM EST

Police have ramped up their presence on Ventura County streets this year as New Year's Eve packs a special whammy by falling on a Saturday night.

Cason: Baby is one in 7 billion

Dec 31 8:58 PM EST

Sometime early today somewhere in Ventura County, someone's world was rocked when she delivered county's the first baby of 2012. Congratulations to all concerned in that labor of love. But Alejandro Ortiz of Santa Paula might have that bambino beat. He just may be the first baby born in a whole new era.

Officials identify kayaker missing off Malibu coast

Dec 31 8:57 PM EST

The Los Angeles County Fire Department called off a search for a kayaker off the coast of Malibu only after extensive searching, department officials said.

Samaritan Center head takes Simi homeless shelter to next level

Dec 31 8:35 PM EST

Before Betty Eskey became executive director of the Samaritan Center of Simi Valley in 2006, many of the city's homeless tended to avoid the shelter if possible, recalled fellow homeless advocate Cathy Brudnicki.

Santa Rosa Island completely open to public

Dec 31 7:57 PM EST

Twenty-five years after the National Park Service bought Santa Rosa Island, it is finally completely open to the public year-round, starting today. Although the agency bought the island for $30 million in 1986 from the Vail and Vickers cattle company, parts of it have been closed for about half of each year as the company was allowed to continue its deer and elk trophy hunting operation.

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