Tuesday, January 31, 2012

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012 10:21 PM EST

Today's Local News for Beverly Hills CA :

As of 10:21 PM EST

Los Angeles Times

Coliseum officials made $1 million in cash payments to union

Jan 31 7:20 PM EST

Bundles of cash were used to pay wages of IATSE members for concerts and other productions, with no controls on disbursement. The U.S. Labor Department is investigating. For at least five years, officials with the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum passed bundles of cash totaling more than $1 million to a union representative, sometimes in a suitcase packed with $100 bills.

Donkey-zebra hybrid is one exotic pet

Jan 31 9:39 AM EST

Zebras and donkeys almost never mate, and even when they do, the odds of procreation are slim, experts say. Their offspring often are sterile.

L.A. County supervisors violated open meeting laws, D.A. says

Jan 31 3:09 AM EST

The supervisors met behind closed doors with Gov. Jerry Brown last fall to discuss a controversial plan to give local governments responsibility for nonviolent prisoners and probationers. Los Angeles County supervisors violated the law last fall when they held a closed-door meeting with Gov. Jerry Brown to discuss a controversial plan to give local governments responsibility for nonviolent ...

Friends mourn Santa Maria police officer killed during his arrest

Jan 31 1:39 AM EST

Albert Covarrubias Jr.'s friends struggle to reconcile memories of him as a class clown and 'awesome person' with the police account that he was suspected of sex with a teen and resisted arrest. Friends of a police officer killed during his arrest for alleged sex crimes were racked with disbelief Monday — at the charges as much as the fatal outcome.

Battle intensifies over proposed Temecula rock quarry

Jan 30 11:54 PM EST

Conservative politicians rail against corporate arrogance and environmental devastation, while union workers push the project as a job creator. The issue is heading toward a vote before Riverside County supervisors. A giant rock quarry proposed in the hills above Temecula had politicians from one of the most conservative corners of the Inland Empire railing Monday against corporate arrogance and ...

Canyon News

Canyon News - Legacy Park California's Project of the Year

Jan 31 5:56 AM EST

MALIBU—Legacy Park was chosen by The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). It is the ASCE Region 9 Project of the year.

Canyon News - Active Santa Monica Promotes Fitness

Jan 31 4:26 AM EST

SANTA MONICA—The city of Santa Monica kicked off Active Santa Monica last week with Active Week. The event took place at the Memorial Park Fitness Center. It ran from January 23 to the 30. The fitness center is open to residents 16 and up.

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.

Beverly Hills Courier

CestVibe.com Co-sponsoring Art Exhibits with Interfaith Center of Beverly Hills

Jan 30 5:11 PM EST

CestVibe.com is co-sponsoring art exhibits with The Interfaith Center of Beverly Hills. CestVibe.com 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

Memorabilia, Jewelry Stolen From OC Home Of Former NFL Player John Cappalletti

Jan 31 9:23 PM EST

Authorities are investigating a break-in at the home of former NFL player John Cappelletti.

Temecula Marine Killed In Afghanistan Returned To Southern California

Jan 31 9:15 PM EST

A fallen war hero was returned to Southern California Tuesday.

Jury Fails To Reach Verdict In 2010 Death Of 13-Year-Old Girl On PCH

Jan 31 9:00 PM EST

A hung jury was declared on Tuesday in the trial of a man charged in the death of 13-year-old girl in 2010.

Claremont McKenna Administrator Admits To Falsifying SAT Scores To Improve College's Rankings

Jan 31 8:30 PM EST

A senior administrator at Claremont McKenna College has resigned after admitting to falsely inflating SAT scores.

LAUSD Chief: Teacher Fired For Photos Allegedly Showing Students Bound, Gagged

Jan 31 8:05 PM EST

A Southland elementary school teacher is in police custody after photos allegedly depicting extreme cases of student abuse were turned in to law enforcement.

Orange County Register

Old Irvine hand seen all

Jan 31 8:34 PM EST

A 5,000-home development breaks ground in Irvine and The Irvine Co. has nothing to do with it. That alone made Tuesday's ceremonial shovel-turning for the Great Park Neighborhoods historic. As Beth Krom noted, the feds "commandeered seven square miles of James Irvine's prize lima...

Garden Grove looks ahead to water park resort

Jan 31 6:47 PM EST

GARDEN GROVE-Some 15 trailers sit abandoned at Travel Country RV Park.The last few remaining residents took their belongings and moved to a motel. Most still don't have a permanent home.City officials are paying the residents' stay at a local motel for two weeks. It was the...

Laguna Beach: That painting is worth how much?

Jan 31 6:47 PM EST

LAGUNA BEACH - Locals turned out to see if their treasures had more than sentimental value Tuesday at Laguna Art Museum.Experts from auction house Bonhams were on hand to offer estimates of the value of paintings, jewelry, Asian art and more at the appraisal clinic. All proceeds from the $10 per...

Umami planning 3 O.C. burger bars

Jan 31 6:28 PM EST

Umami Burger, a gourmet burger restaurant from Los Angeles, is taking over the old Valhalla Table space at The Camp in Costa Mesa.The critically acclaimed burger eatery, which is also planning to open restaurants in Anaheim and Laguna Beach, could open by April, according to Lab Holding,...

O.C. home of Heisman Trophy winner burglarized

Jan 31 6:02 PM EST

LAGUNA NIGUEL - Burglars made off with about $50,000 in jewels and sports memorabilia from the home of a Penn State Heisman Trophy winner, authorities said Tuesday.Investigators with the Orange County Sheriff's Department believe John Cappelletti's Laguna Niguel home was burglarized...

The Press-Enterprise

ONTARIO: 4th, 5th suspects arrested in burning death

Jan 31 9:22 PM EST

Woman attacked in October died two days later; boyfriend was taken into custody hours later

UPDATE: Crash-blocked I-15S reopens

Jan 31 6:16 PM EST

Two people killed in 10:45 a.m. collision near Palmdale Rd in Victorville, shutting down traffic for more than 2½ hours

VICTORVILLE: Wrong-way crash kills 2, closes I-15S

Jan 31 5:13 PM EST

Traffic is backed up nearly to Barstow, and even the still-open northbound lanes are jammed half-way through the Cajon Pass

FONTANA: Coroner identifies 3 brothers killed in crash

Jan 31 1:59 PM EST

The men were fatally injured Sunday night when their SUV ran a red light and sheared off the back of a Honda, also killing an 11-year-old boy

SB MOUNTAINS: Baby-sitter's son arrested in molestation case

Jan 31 1:55 PM EST

34-year-old Jorge Andres Hernandez-Oropeza in custody on suspicion of sexually abusing a 7-year-old girl, sheriff's officials say

Los Angeles Daily News

Mitt Romney wins big in Florida, routing Newt Gingrich

Jan 31 8:54 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. - Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney routed Newt Gingrich in the Florida primary Tuesday night, rebounding smartly from an earlier defeat and taking a major step toward the Republican presidential nomination. In defeat, the former House speaker vowed to press on.

Questioning pipeline job numbers: Letters to the Editor for Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012

Jan 31 8:39 PM EST

The letter writer said the Keystone XL pipeline project would have created 20,000 jobs. Did those figures come from the pipeline's owner, TransCanada? Does TransCanada perhaps have a reason to pump up those numbers?

Thomas D. Elias: Regulator's secrecy keeps us in dark on future utility bills

Jan 31 8:39 PM EST

There was public indignation when this column revealed late last year the secrecy maintained by the state Public Utilities Commission as it regulates the siting, building and design of several massive solar thermal electricity projects that will soon be a major part of California's energy portfolio.

Editorial: Politicians' public animosity may be more campaign maneuvering than show of force

Jan 31 8:09 PM EST

What's worse: When politicians seem to be motivated by personal animosity? Or when politicians seem to make a show of personal animosity for the sake of their campaigns?

Editorial: Tough state emission rules will lead the nation

Jan 31 8:09 PM EST

CALIFORNIA has long led the way in adopting standards - for textbooks, for workplace safety, for automobiles - that the rest of the nation is soon to imitate.

NBC Los Angeles

Parents React to South LA Teacher's Arrest

Jan 31 9:31 PM EST

Parents voiced their displeasure Tuesday with school administers at a South Los Angeles elementary school where a teacher was arrested after a film processor provided authorities with disturbing photographs...

Suspects Sought After Wilmington Police Shooting

Jan 31 9:16 PM EST

Police have taken two suspects into custody after officers in Wilmington were fired at around 4:30 Friday afternoon, officials said.

Parrots Put On a Show in Burbank

Jan 31 8:46 PM EST

The occasional flash of green is normal in the skies of Burbank, where colorful parrots have made their home. But for the past few mornings, those flashes have turned into a swarm with more than a hundred noisy...

Sheriff Station Firebomb Attack Caught on Video

Jan 31 8:31 PM EST

Keith Keiper, a 23-year-old UCSB senior, is being held on suspicion of throwing a firebomb at a sheriff's station near Santa Barbara on New Year's Day.

Football Star's OC Home Burglarized

Jan 31 7:16 PM EST

John Capelleti, former running back for the Los Angeles Rams and San Diego Chargers, was robbed of iconic sports memorabilia and family jewelry.

Daily Breeze

LAPD beefs up patrols in Wilmington following spate of homicides

Jan 31 9:44 PM EST

Dozens of Los Angeles police officers have been shifted to patrols in Wilmington following a troubling rise in violence that puts the Harbor Area atop the city for homicides this year, a top official said Tuesday. | POLICE NEWS | BLOG: SOUTH BAY CRIME, COURT NEWS | FACEBOOK

Supervisors approve changes to rules governing Marina del Rey facilities

Jan 31 9:29 PM EST

The county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a comprehensive set of changes to the regulations governing Marina del Rey beaches and harbors, including restrictions on where boats can be anchored and a continuing ban on summer touch

Penalty phase begins in separate case for man guilty of 1995 Marymount student killings

Jan 31 9:29 PM EST

A prosecutor urged jurors today to recommend a death sentence for a man who killed a fellow inmate in 2005 while awaiting trial for the slayings of two Marymount College students gunned down in the parking lot of a San Pedro supermarket.

Habitat for Humanity fair to teach how to quality for loans and grants

Jan 31 9:29 PM EST

A free Habitat for Humanity Homeownership Resource Fair on Saturday in Carson will teach attendees how to qualify for loans and grants.

LA BioMed, County Harbor open new Child Health Research Center

Jan 31 9:29 PM EST

Nonprofit biomedical research group LA BioMed and County Harbor-UCLA Medical Center have unveiled a new Child Health Research Center on the hospital campus near Torrance.

Ventura County Star

Suspected stolen car leads Oxnard police on chase

Jan 31 9:04 PM EST

The driver of a car reported as stolen led Oxnard Police Department officers on a high-speed chase from about 5:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. today.

Camarillo library prepares for citywide book program

Jan 31 9:00 PM EST

Barbara Wolfe can hardly contain her excitement. The head librarian at Camarillo Public Library is in the launch phase of the One City One Book program, a community outreach program.

Dinner guests experience evening as a nonseeing person

Jan 31 8:56 PM EST

Deborah Rogosin of Oxnard thought she'd give her fellow church members an opportunity to walk in her shoes for an evening.

Defense contractors step up to support congressman's wife

Jan 31 8:51 PM EST

Campaign finance reports filed Tuesday show that 2011 was a productive year for state legislative candidates who are preparing their campaigns for the newly drawn districts in Ventura County.

Simi council supports porn condom ordinance, but expresses concerns

Jan 31 8:06 PM EST

The Simi Valley City Council has signaled its intent to adopt an ordinance aimed at discouraging the making of adult porn videos in town.

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