Monday, January 30, 2012

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Monday, January 30, 2012 10:21 PM EST

Today's Local News for Beverly Hills CA :

As of 10:21 PM EST

Los Angeles Times

Claremont McKenna College inflated freshman SAT scores, probe finds

Jan 30 9:54 PM EST

The SAT scores are used for national school rankings. A senior Claremont McKenna official has taken responsibility and resigned, the campus president announced. Claremont McKenna College exaggerated the collective SAT exam scores of incoming freshman classes for the last six years, boosting statistics used for national school rankings, an internal probe has found. A senior official in the school ...

Man gets 6 years in murder-for-hire plot

Jan 30 9:54 PM EST

Eugene Temkin of Goleta tried to hire a hit man to kill a former business associate. He was convicted in August. Eugene Temkin had a job he wanted done, and he knew precisely how he wanted it.

Sane defendants may be denied self-representation, court rules

Jan 30 9:24 PM EST

The California Supreme Court unanimously decides that a person could be sane enough to be tried but too mentally ill to act as his own lawyer. Criminal defendants who are sane enough to be tried for a crime may nevertheless be too mentally ill to act as their own lawyers, the California Supreme Court decided unanimously Monday.

Art as a source of strength and solace

Jan 30 8:24 PM EST

A Window Between Worlds is a 20-year-old program that teaches domestic violence counselors to help families rebuild lives by tapping creativity. 'It's not about making an art project,' says founder Cathy Salser. 'It's about art … as a way to connect with emotions.' The art is beautiful, but it's not the point.

Man hit in head with airplane propeller, dies

Jan 30 5:24 PM EST

A man hit in the head by an airplane propeller Monday morning at Gillespie Field in El Cajon has died of his injuries, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said.

Canyon News

Canyon News - Krekorian to Chair Budget & Finance Committee

Jan 30 7:11 PM EST

LOS ANGELES—L.A. City Council member Paul Krekorian is to head the Budget and Finance Committee after the committees were reorganized on Friday, January 27 by City Council President Herb Wesson.

Canyon News - LaBonge Calls Redistricting Map "Disappointing"

Jan 30 3:56 PM EST

LOS ANGELES —Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge of District 4 has expressed his disappointment with the draft redistricting map that was released for his area on Wednesday, January 25. District 4 among other cities includes Canyon News coverage areas such as Los Feliz and the Hollywood Hills.

Canyon News - Stretch Armstrong Coming to the Big Screen

Jan 30 3:26 PM EST

BEVERLY HILLS—Film studio Relativity Media in partnership with toy maker Hasbro, Inc. announced on Monday, January 30 they will produce a live-action film based on Stretch Armstrong, a popular action hero figure launched in the 1970s.

Canyon News - Dismembered Man Found Near "Hollywood" Sign Identified

Jan 29 12:26 PM EST

HOLLYWOOD HILLS —On January 17, the dismembered parts of a man were found near the iconic "Hollywood" sign, including his decapitated head. The man's remains have now been identified, according to police.

Canyon News - Three Suspects In Armed Home Robbery Arrested

Jan 29 12:11 PM EST

WEST HOLLYWOOD —On January 18, three men who allegedly committed an armed home robbery in West Hollywood were arrested, according to the West Hollywood Sheriff's Station.

Beverly Hills Courier Co-sponsoring Art Exhibits with Interfaith Center of Beverly Hills

Jan 30 5:11 PM EST is co-sponsoring art exhibits with The Interfaith Center of Beverly Hills. recently entered into a partnership with The Interfaith Center (IFC) of Beverly Hills to display the works of contributing artists at the center located at 315 S Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills. New exhibits will be on display every four weeks to allow the individual artists to be recognized ...

LAPD: Pinkberry Co-Founder Pleads Not Guilty to Beating Homeless Man

Jan 30 5:11 PM EST

The co-founder of Pinkberry pleaded not guilty today to attacking a homeless man with a tire iron along the Hollywood (101) Freeway.

Prolific TV Director John Rich, 86, Dies

Jan 30 3:56 PM EST

John Rich, a 'legendary television director' in the estimation of the president of the Directors Guild of America, died today at his home in Los Angeles. He was 86.

Mary Tyler Moore Receives SAG Life Achievement Award

Jan 30 2:27 PM EST

Mary Tyler Moore, who rose to fame as housewife Laura Petrie on 'The Dick Van Dyke Show' and became a household name as television news producer Mary Richards on the classic comedy 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show,' received the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award last night.

"The Help" Wins Best Ensemble Prize at SAG Awards

Jan 30 2:11 PM EST

The civil rights-era drama 'The Help' made a statement to Oscar voters tonight by claiming Screen Actors Guild Awards for best cast, best actress for Viola Davis and supporting actress for Octavia Spencer, while 'The Artist's' Jean Dujardin was named best actor.

CBS 2 Los Angeles

Police In High-Speed Pursuit With Suspect In Alhambra Area

Jan 30 9:43 PM EST

ALHAMBRA (CBS) —Police are pursuing a man who was driving a stolen vehicle on the 210 and 5 Freeways towards downtown Los Angeles. The driver and another suspect abandoned the vehicle just before 7 p.m. [...]

Elderly Woman Crashes Cadillac Into Donut Shop Patio, Block Wall

Jan 30 9:20 PM EST

An elderly woman crashed her Cadillac into the patio of DK's Donuts in the city of Orange Monday morning.

Alcohol, Firearms Found Inside SUV Involved In Deadly Crash

Jan 30 8:14 PM EST

Authorities are investigating a deadly collision in Fontana that left four people dead and one person injured.

Tourists Sent Packing Over 'Threatening' Tweets

Jan 30 7:50 PM EST

A pair of U.K. tourists were arrested after landing in Los Angeles on terror charges after joking on Twitter they were going to 'destroy America' and 'dig up Marilyn Monroe.'

Boy, 10, Arrested In Burbank For Pointing Toy Gun At Woman

Jan 30 6:24 PM EST

A 10-year-old boy was arrested Sunday after reportedly pointing a toy gun at a woman who believed it was a real weapon.

Orange County Register

O.C. Boy Scouts reach out with new group

Jan 30 9:57 PM EST

The Boy Scouts of America reached a milestone in 2010, celebrating its 100th anniversary. But what does the future, given the changing demographics and economics in the country and the many distractions that might keep boys from joining the organization?That's a question leaders in the...

Her battle with sex trade began with one kid

Jan 30 9:11 PM EST

Battling human trafficking?It's no easy task.Sandra Morgan knows this first hand.While living in Athens, Greece in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Morgan, a pediatric nurse, came to realize that many of the people working in the city's brothels weren't there by choice....

He's been O.C.'s piano man for 50 years

Jan 30 8:33 PM EST

There are talented musicians and there are successful businessmen, and it's rare you find them in the same package. But piano player Greg Topper has managed to put together a 50-year OC-based career.He joined his first band, a surf group called The Crescents, in 1961. It played its first gig...

District sues H.B. over project Beach/Warner project

Jan 30 8:30 PM EST

HUNTINGTON BEACH The Ocean View School District is suing the city, saying the recently-approved environmental review of a proposed residential and commercial project would impact already-crowded schools and cost the district millions to accommodate the population growth.The district filed its...

RSM: O.C.'s No. 3 hot spot for distressed listings

Jan 30 7:33 PM EST

Jon Lansner columns:0O.C. economic recovery heats upMoving to California is chic...

The Press-Enterprise

FONTANA: Beer bottles, guns found at crash

Jan 30 10:09 PM EST

Investigators still don't know what role alcohol, firearms played in collision that killed 11-year-old boy in a Honda, all three brothers in an SUV

NUEVO: Man fatally stabbed, one arrested

Jan 30 4:04 PM EST

A 49-year-old was stabbed to death in Nuevo and a 32-year-old Moreno Valley man has been arrested on suspicion of murder, deputies say

UPDATE: Red-light violation blamed in 4 Fontana fatalities

Jan 30 11:35 AM EST

An SUV ran a red light and sheared off the rear of a Honda, killing an 11-year-old boy in the car and all three brothers in the SUV, police and coroner's officials say

FONTANA: Traffic collision kills 4, including boy

Jan 30 10:27 AM EST

An SUV and a Honda crashed last night at Base Line and Cherry Avenue

ETTA JAMES FUNERAL: Aguilera, Sharpton, Wonder join family to honor singer

Jan 28 4:18 PM EST

Stevie Wonder and Christina Aguilera perform at private funeral for R&B icon in Gardena for her family; Al Sharpton reads message from Obamas

Los Angeles Daily News

A $1 million lottery-ticket Valentine in Burbank

Jan 30 10:09 PM EST

Chocolate and flowers for Valentine's Day? Meh. A Burbank man upped the gift-giving ante just a bit on Sunday after buying his wife a $10 Scratchers ticket that turned out to be a $1 million winner.

Editorial: Airport turbulence -- Potential Ontario solutions deserve further study

Jan 30 9:42 PM EST

Few Southern Californians have given much thought to L.A./Ontario International Airport and the question of who should run it. The trouble is, few Southern Californians have given much thought to the Ontario airport at all lately.

High-speed rail hodge-podge: Letters to the Editor for Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012

Jan 30 9:42 PM EST

There's no doubt that America's infrastructure is becoming an embarrassment. Communist China continues to build a large and incredibly ambitious high-speed rail network for its populace, thanks in large part to corporate America shipping jobs and money every time we buy something made in China. -- Howard Barr, Santa Clarita

Phil Perrier: Hollywood's finest suffer from a lack of smarts

Jan 30 8:57 PM EST

I've been biting my tongue for a long time on this topic. I've had my reasons. I live in L.A. and periodically a "celebrity" may be inclined to hire me to write jokes or something. But screw it! I don't care anymore - this has gone too far. Someone needs to call attention to this.

Wayne Lusvardi: Cities facing a perfect storm because of pension obligations

Jan 30 8:57 PM EST

Many California cities are facing stress to their operating budgets because of rising public pension obligations and the protracted contraction of the economy.

NBC Los Angeles

Police Ask For Public's Help in Double Hit & Run Case

Jan 30 10:00 PM EST

Police for asking for the public's help in finding two drivers who kililed a pedestrian in Santa Ana over the weekend.

The Virtues of the Virtual Office

Jan 30 9:15 PM EST

There's no question that the Internet has changed how most companies run their business, and the web has also changed how some employees do their work. For some companies it means saying goodbye to the...

British Tourists Denied U.S. Entry After Twitter Comments

Jan 30 8:30 PM EST

Two British tourists were detained and barred from entering the U.S. last Wednesday by officials at the Los Angeles International Airport after lightheartedly sharing on Twitter their intent to "destroy...

"Brazilian Blowout" Has Some Changes to Make

Jan 30 7:15 PM EST

A settlement was reached Monday with a company that sells hair products that emit formaldehyde gas.

Pinkberry Founder Enters Plea in Assault Case

Jan 30 4:45 PM EST

One of the founders of the Pinkberry yogurt chain accused of beating a transient with a tire iron pleaded not guilty on Monday in a Los Angeles courtroom.

Daily Breeze

Second hearing set on Westchester redistricting changes

Jan 30 8:46 PM EST

The second of seven planned public hearings on the draft Los Angeles City Council district maps is set for Thursday night in Westchester - a community that could see a significant change if the new boundaries are adopted.

Community leaders mobilize to respond to redistricting changes

Jan 30 8:46 PM EST

With new maps proposing to dramatically reshape Los Angeles City Council district boundaries, neighborhood leaders and community groups across the city are mobilizing to ensure their interests are represented.

Man injured in weekend Torrance crash remains critical

Jan 30 8:46 PM EST

A man injured in a weekend wreck in Torrance remained in critical condition Monday at a local hospital, police said.

Victim of Wilmington shooting identified as San Pedro man

Jan 30 8:46 PM EST

The victim of a weekend shooting in Wilmington has been identified as Gonzalo Rodriguez, 41 of San Pedro, a coroner's official said Monday. | POLICE NEWS | BLOG: SOUTH BAY CRIME, COURT NEWS | FACEBOOK

Tuesday's police log: Carson and Torrance

Jan 30 8:45 PM EST

Recent police activities in Carson and Torrance. | POLICE NEWS | BLOG: SOUTH BAY CRIME, COURT NEWS | FACEBOOK

Ventura County Star

Ventura garage fire causes minor injury, estimated $260,000 damage

Jan 30 9:05 PM EST

A fire Monday at a waterfront Ventura home caused one minor injury and an estimated $260,000 in damage, authorities said.

Judge's final ruling supports postcard rule for jail inmates

Jan 30 4:23 PM EST

Postcard rule for jail inmates upheld in final ruling from Superior Court judge.

Hertzberg won't run in east county's 27th Senate District

Jan 30 3:42 PM EST

Former Assembly Speaker Bob Hertzberg announced Monday that he has decided against becoming a candidate in the new 27th Senate District.

Details released on fatal shooting by Moorpark deputy

Jan 30 3:18 PM EST

Authorities released new details Monday about the fatal police shooting of a 47-year-old man who reportedly rushed at detectives with a machete outside his rural Moorpark home.

More drivers turning to electric cars, expert tells Camarillo crowd

Jan 30 12:31 PM EST

Plug-in electric cars are still rare enough to turn heads, but they're being adopted at a faster rate than gas-electric hybrids were when they were new, an expert in the field told a group of electric enthusiasts in Camarillo on Sunday.

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