Tuesday, February 28, 2012

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012 10:21 PM EST

Today's Local News for Beverly Hills CA :

As of 10:21 PM EST

Los Angeles Times

An appetite for service

Feb 28 9:27 PM EST

Three servers are celebrating half a century — each — at Echo Park's storied Taix restaurant. With its dim warren of dining rooms and hearty menu of ratatouille, filet mignon and duck, Taix feels more Old World than Echo Park.

Robbers steal suitcase of cash from Bentley

Feb 28 8:27 PM EST

Glendale police officers and their dogs are tracking at least three burglary suspects who allegedly kicked in the window of a Bentley and stole a briefcase full of cash, police said.

340-ton boulder begins tortuous trip to museum

Feb 28 5:57 PM EST

A 340-ton boulder is expected to begin its difficult trek Tuesday night from a Riverside County quarry, rolling to a stop 11 days later in a new art exhibit at LACMA.

Actress lashes out after Oscar's arrest by LAPD

Feb 28 9:27 AM EST

Actress Sean Young said she did nothing wrong before her arrest Sunday night after being involved in an altercation with security as she tried to enter an Academy Awards after-party.

Teacher placed on leave in flap over autistic boy's treatment

Feb 28 2:12 AM EST

The student tells his mother that he was ordered to sit in a cardboard box during class. The principal tells investigators that the boy voluntarily used the box as a refuge. When Kim Rollins' son asked for a pair of scissors to take to school a few weeks ago, she was heartened that the fourth-grader, diagnosed with an autism-related disorder, was excited by a class project.

Canyon News

Canyon News - Drugs and Weapons Seized by L.A. Authorities

Feb 27 2:26 AM EST

LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles Interagency Metropolitan Police Apprehension Crime Task Force (L.A. IMPACT) seized over 150 gallons of Phencyclidine (PCP) along with gallons of precursor chemicals that can be used to compose an additional 500 gallons of PCP and two assault weapons on February 15. Authorities of L.A. IMPACT also found and recovered $389,000 of United States dollars.

Canyon News - Fatality In Freeway Crashes

Feb 25 11:41 AM EST

STUDIO CITY —On February 23, a morning crash involving multiple vehicles occurred on Studio City's westbound 101 Freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol. The collision occurred at Coldwater Canyon Ave., causing temporary lane blockages.

Canyon News - LAUSD Athletics Employee Arrested

Feb 25 11:41 AM EST

LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles Unified School District's woes continue to pile up. On February 23, a 27-year-old athletic assistant was arrested and accused of conducting an " inappropriate relationship with a student."

Canyon News - Fatal Crash Sets Malibu Canyon Ablaze

Feb 25 11:26 AM EST

MALIBU — A fatal car crash sparked a two-acre blaze in the Santa Monica Mountains on Wednesday, February 16. Shortly after, California firefighters and law enforcement managed to contain the fire.

Canyon News - City Forms Committee To Celebrate 100th Anniversary

Feb 25 11:26 AM EST

BEVERLY HILLS—The city of Beverly Hills has formed the Blue Ribbon Committee to honor the city's 100th anniversary. Beverly Hills was founded on January 28, 1914. The city is known for movie stars and glamor.

Beverly Hills Courier

BHUSD AA1 Credit Rating Confirmed For Second Year

Feb 28 8:27 PM EST

The Beverly Hills Unified School Districts AA1 credit rating was affirmed by both Moodys and Standard and Poors, last week. The BHUSD received the highest rating possible for a second year in a row.

Shooting on Pico

Feb 28 2:13 PM EST

The manager of the Preuss Station post office was shot in a hand as he was locking up in the rear of the building and saw a suspect trying to break in tonight.

Oscars Viewership Trails Grammys for First Time Since 1984

Feb 28 2:12 PM EST

Viewership for ABC's coverage of the Academy Awards trailed CBS' coverage of the Grammy Awards two weeks earlier, marking the first time since 1984 that the music awards ceremony has topped the Oscars.

LACMA Boulder to Start 100-Mile Roll to L.A.

Feb 28 1:58 PM EST

A 340-ton boulder that will go on display at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art will start the slow, painstakingly calculated journey today from a Riverside-area rock quarry to the museum on Wilshire Boulevard's Miracle Mile.

Actress Sean Young, Nine Others Arrested at Academy Awards

Feb 28 1:43 PM EST

Actress Sean Young was among seven people arrested for suspicion of committing misdemeanors before and after the Academy Awards ceremony while four arrests were made for suspicion of committing felonies, police said today.

CBS 2 Los Angeles

Navy Petty Officer Returns Home Early To Surprise Daughter At Chino School

Feb 28 9:24 PM EST

A Navy petty officer returned from her deployment a little early to surprise a VIP – her 9-year-old daughter.

Cypress Law Will Allow Sex Offenders To Only Live Near Cemetery

Feb 28 9:07 PM EST

Sex offenders looking to move into Cypress will now have a hard time finding housing.

Police Name Person Of Interest In Mother, Daughter Murder At Redondo Beach Apartment Complex

Feb 28 8:00 PM EST

Police are investigating the murders of two women found dead Tuesday morning in a South Bay apartment.

Professor: Budget Cuts To Tsunami Warning System May 'Endanger The Country'

Feb 28 6:04 PM EST

A geophysics professor is warning of a potentially dire impact from proposed cuts to warning systems off the California coast.

International Manhunt For Chicago Murder Suspect Ends With Arrest In Hemet

Feb 28 5:15 PM EST

The FBI says a man wanted for a 1996 murder in Chicago was arrested in Hemet and is now awaiting extradition back to Illinois.

Orange County Register

100 protest over $158 million incentive

Feb 28 10:08 PM EST

ANAHEIM - About 100 people rallied outside Anaheim City Hall before Tuesday's City Council meeting calling for a public vote on the $158 million tax incentive to build two luxury hotels near Disneyland.Some of those same leaders said that on Wednesday they will announce the filing of a...

Parolee arrested in pimping of 15-year-old girl

Feb 28 9:38 PM EST

ANAHEIM - An Oakland man was arrested at an Anaheim hotel Monday after investigators tracked down 15-year-old girl suspected of soliciting prostitution, police said.The arrest came after officials with the FBI's Innocence Lost task force, which focuses on human trafficking and underage...

Police: Homeless man stabbed guard at shopping center

Feb 28 8:40 PM EST

SANTA ANA - A homeless man stabbed a security guard multiple times during a confrontation Tuesday afternoon at a Santa Ana shopping center, police said.Authorities say the incident began shortly before 1 p.m. when the homeless man approached and bothered a woman in front of a store in the...

Greenville Fundamental marks 'Read Across America Week'

Feb 28 8:23 PM EST

SANTA ANA - Greenville Fundamental School kicked off its "Read Across America Week" celebration on Tuesday and has related activities planned through Friday.Students brought their favorite books to school on Tuesday to read during recess. Parents and grandparents of students in grades...

Cruise passengers; law isn't on your side

Feb 28 8:19 PM EST

Cruise ship Costa Concordia wrecks off Italy last month; captain leaves passengers to fend for selves; at least 25 die. The Carnival Splendor out of L.A. berths at Puerto Vallarta last week; arranges for passengers to tour town; 22 are robbed at gunpoint. The Costa Allegra catches fire this week;...

The Press-Enterprise

SAN BERNARDINO: Teen slain during after-school argument

Feb 28 9:12 PM EST

Police arrest 1 man, 2 boys in connection with Monday afternoon's shooting near Arroyo Valley High School

RODNEY KING: Plea deal in Moreno Valley DUI case

Feb 27 11:32 PM EST

Rodney King, whose videotaped beating eventually led to the 1992 Los Angeles riots, pleads guilty to a lesser charge for a July 12, 2011, traffic stop

FONTANA: Coroner releases name of blast victim

Feb 27 11:46 AM EST

The body of Luis Diaz was found after fire crews extinguished the 8:15 p.m. blaze Feb. 16 along the 14400 block of Southwood Drive.

SAN JACINTO: Pedestrian accident killed Moreno Valley woman

Feb 27 11:45 AM EST

Karla Bracamonte was struck by an SUV last night near Seventh Street and Grand Avenue, coroner's officials say.

SAN BERNARDINO: Gang fight sparked 'West Side Story'

Feb 26 1:48 PM EST

A 1955 gang fight on San Bernardino's west end re-energized development of one of history's most famous musicals and movies

Los Angeles Daily News

Sushi Nozawa closing after 25 years 'trust me' raw fish for stars and other Studio City foodies

Feb 28 10:08 PM EST

STUDIO CITY -- Sushi Nozawa, a pricey but inelegant eatery that catapulted its sometimes cantankerous owner to heading a mini-chain of modern sushi restaurants across Southern California, will close tomorrow after 25 years in a Studio City mini-mall.

Dow closes over 13,000 for first time since May 2008

Feb 28 10:08 PM EST

The Dow closed above 13,000 for the first time since May 19, 2008, almost four months before the fall of the Lehman Brothers investment bank triggered the worst of the financial crisis.

Microsoft's future riding on Windows 8

Feb 28 10:06 PM EST

Microsoft designed Windows 8 to help it perform a difficult balancing act. The company hopes to keep milking revenue from a PC market that appears to be past its prime, while trying to gain a stronger foothold in the more fertile field of mobile devices.

Editorial: Cost of ignorance -- Ill-prepared students a burden for colleges

Feb 28 9:37 PM EST

The days of free or low-cost higher education for California students are long gone. Budget constraints are making it even more of a challenge for students to get a college education. The days of free or low-cost higher education for California students are long gone.

Who's better for the stock market, Democrats or Republicans? Letters to the Editor for Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012

Feb 28 9:36 PM EST

As a longtime stock investor who, along with millions of other investors, judges the health of the economy by the stock values of its constituent companies, let me offer the following facts ...

NBC Los Angeles

4.2 Earthquake Hits Baja California

Feb 28 9:41 PM EST

A magnitude 4.2 earthquake rattled Baja California, Mexico, late Tuesday afternoon.

Big Rock Rolls Toward LACMA

Feb 28 9:40 PM EST

A 340 ton boulder from the Inland Empire will become the centerpiece for LACMA's "Levitated Mass" exhibit

Wealthy Americans More Likely to Break Rules: Study

Feb 28 9:25 PM EST

Researchers at UC Berkeley say wealthy Americans are more likely to break the rules compared to those with less money.

Former NFL Player Turned Teacher Arrested

Feb 28 8:41 PM EST

An Orange County biology teacher and former NFL player was charged with two misdemeanors of child annoyance Tuesday after months of piecing the case together, prosecutors said.

Person of Interest Named in Double Homicide

Feb 28 7:10 PM EST

The bodies of two women were discovered in an apartment home in Redondo Beach Tuesday morning, considered to be a double homicide.

Daily Breeze

LAUSD lacks money, personnel to end social promotion

Feb 28 10:04 PM EST

Despite the school board's desire to end social promotion, Los Angeles Unified lacks the money and personnel to eliminate the practice of passing academically unprepared students to the next grade level, officials said.

Wednesday's police log: El Segundo and the beach cities

Feb 28 9:04 PM EST

Recent police activities in El Segundo and the beach cities. | POLICE NEWS | BLOG: SOUTH BAY CRIME, COURT NEWS | FACEBOOK

Ask the Lawyer: Laws regarding online predators are specific

Feb 28 9:04 PM EST

It worries me that our young daughter is on the Internet. We have taken precautions, as well as talked with her, but what is the law about online predators?

Newly formed Congressional Ports Caucus to hold first meeting

Feb 28 9:04 PM EST

The new Congressional Ports Caucus, created by Reps. Janice Hahn, D-San Pedro, and Ted Poe, R-Texas, will hold its first meeting on Wednesday.

Torrance Transit to hold meeting on proposed Long Beach express bus

Feb 28 8:49 PM EST

Torrance Transit will host a community meeting in Carson on Thursday to take public comment on a proposed express bus service between Torrance and Long Beach.

Ventura County Star

Ojai man arrested after Ventura auto burglaries

Feb 28 9:48 PM EST

An Ojai man suspected of driving a stolen vehicle to a Ventura neighborhood and burglarizing two cars there was arrested Monday night, police said.

Thousand Oaks family at heart of U.S. Supreme Court decision

Feb 28 9:35 PM EST

Hiroshi Kawashima found himself at a loss for words. Sitting in the living room of his Newbury Park home, the 35-year-old tried to describe how he felt when he learned last week that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that his parents must be deported to Japan .

Permanent funding arranged for Carriage Square Shopping Center in Oxnard

Feb 28 9:30 PM EST

Developers responsible for renovating the Carriage Square Shopping Center in Oxnard were approved for two permanent loans to replace the $25 million construction loan that funded the project.

Hospital CEO's retirement triggers surprise

Feb 28 8:28 PM EST

A day after the president of a Simi Valley hospital announced his sudden and immediate retirement, doctors, community leaders and others registered surprise and sadness on Tuesday.

Ventura council approves water rate recommendations

Feb 28 8:11 PM EST

Even if you're a light user who favors only occasional showers, or you have no lawn or garden to speak of, your Ventura water bill is still likely to go up on July 1.

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