Yahoo! AlertsWednesday, February 29, 2012 10:21 PM EST
Today's Local News for Beverly Hills CA :As of 10:21 PM EST
The agreement settles a suit that claimed current at-large elections for City Council seats diluted the voting power of Latinos, who make up a majority of residents but a minority of the electorate. Responding to long-standing complaints that Latinos are grossly underrepresented in local government, the city of Compton has agreed to settle a voting rights lawsuit with a plan that could change ...
Two measures in addition to the governor's would raise levies, but experts say too many tax hikes on the ballot could cause voters to reject all of them.
A key figure in the Beverly Hills police investigation into the 2008 shooting death of actor Mark Ruffalo's brother, Scott, has died, authorities said Wednesday.
Flotsam from Japan's 2011 magnitude 9 earthquake and tsunami is predicted to reach Hawaii this year and the West Coast in 2013 or 2014. But good luck telling it apart from the usual dreck. Thousands of tons of debris that have been drifting across the Pacific Ocean since last year's magnitude 9 earthquake and tsunami in Japan could reach Hawaii and the West Coast, including California, experts ...
A 1990s agreement, in exchange for a pay cut, to place 'pre-disciplinary' documents in an 'expired file' after four years complicates L.A. Unified's attempts to review records. The Los Angeles school district's effort to identify teachers suspected of misconduct has been complicated by a little-known clause in the teachers' contracts that limits how long allegations can remain in a teacher's file.
HOLLYWOOD—The Los Angeles Police Department, the Culver City Police Department and the Stratton family are looking for Satara Stratton. According to reports, Stratton is a 24 year-old Caucasian female with blond hair, blue eyes, 5 feet 3 inches and weighs approximately 90 pounds.
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.
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.
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."
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.
Beverly High alum, former lobbyist and convicted felon Jack Abramoff spoke to Beverly Hills High School students Tuesday about politics, his experiences and his novel, Capitol Punishment: The Hard Truth About Washington Corruption From America's Most Notorious Lobbyist.
Singer Whitney Houston's Feb. 11 death will be ruled an accident, E! Entertainment is reporting today, citing a source close to the investigation which it did not identify.
Congressman David Dreier (R-CA) announced his decision to leave Congress at the end of his term on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives today. While not a traditional way to announce retirement from the Congress, Dreier said he chose that venue for the announcement because that is where his fellow Californians sent him to represent them and he is a proud institutionalist who believes ...
The president of Israel, Shimon Peres, will visit Los Angeles next week, the Israeli consulate announced tonight.
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.
A 41-year-old Irvine woman was formally charged Wednesday with sexually assaulting her son's 14-year-old friend.
A former L.A. City Commissioner has been arrested and charged with possessing and distributing child pornography. Last year Albert Abrams told us that a tumor on his spine compelled him to do it.
Pasadena police Wednesday were on the hunt for a missing 20-year-old man who suffers from depression and takes daily medication.
A former dance instructor for the Orange County High School of the Arts has been arrested for allegedly sending sexually suggestive text messages to a 15-year-old student.
Authorities say two men tried to abduct a 13-year-old boy Wednesday in San Juan Capistrano as he walked home from school.
COSTA MESA - Three men suspected of carrying out a series of organized thefts from South Coast Plaza retailers were arrested Wednesday after a search of their apartment turned up merchandise worth thousands of dollars, police said.A group of thieves carried out a series of "grab and...
An effort by Caltrans to make accessing Orange County highways more efficient has had the opposite effect in South County, backing up traffic onto city streets and significantly increasing the time it takes motorists to get on the northbound I-5.About four years ago, the transportation agency...
SANTA ANA - A Laguna Niguel man sat quietly in court Wednesday when an Orange County jury convicted him of felony drunken driving with injuries for causing a wedding day crash that caused serious cuts and bruising to his bride.But the jury of five women and seven men acquitted Christopher Paul...
LAKE FOREST - Residents have 45 days to review an environmental report for the development planned on the Shea/Baker Ranch parcel - the city's last of five parcels which underwent a zoning change as part of the Opportunities Studies Area.A tentative tract map has been released and is...
ORANGE - Police are looking for three armed men who claimed to be police officers and robbed four people inside their apartment on Wednesday.At 11:15 a.m., officers responded to a report of a home-invasion robbery at an apartment on the 4600 block of West Chapman Avenue near Haster Street, Orange...
A Murrieta man is found with stolen property fleeing a home early Wednesday, and is arrested
Drive-by shooting suspect in killing of 6-year-old freed pending further investigation, says DA's office
A worked fell while carrying glass jars of sulfuric acid and suffered serious chemical burns, fire officials say
One officer suffered a gunshot wound as the robber left carrying an assault rifle, according to officials
One officer may have suffered a minor wound, according to preliminary reports
Applications can be submitted beginning Thursday, March 1 for students living within the boundaries of Los Angeles Unified who want to attend school in another district.
Jeff Carr, former chief of staff to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, has been selected at chief executive officer of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games to be held in Los Angeles.
Q: I am 59 years old and being transferred to another division of my company. This involves a move for my wife and me. My wife is 57 and is very concerned about finding a job. What is the outlook for people in their late 50s and 60s in finding work and also staying employed? From what I read, it's not very good.
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Many products from crackers to breads to waffles are labeled whole grain. Two weeks ago the Center for Science in the Public interest petitioned the FDA to require labels with whole grain claims to disclose...
Community leaders in the Wilmington area have formed a group to help restore faith in their community following a string of murders.
Disneyland visitors celebrated a rare opportunity to spend a full 24 hours in the Anaheim theme park, which extended its hours to celebrate Leap Day.
NBC LA rolled out a fresh look on its Facebook page Wednesday, when it welcomed a new timeline profile.
A Chino elementary school teacher was released from jail Tuesday after being arrested the day before on suspicion of lewd acts with a child, police said.
Los Angeles County lifeguards pulled three young adults from an overturned kayak just inside Angels Gate in the breakwater off of San Pedro today.
Community colleges should take over some adult school programs from cash-strapped school districts like Los Angeles Unified as California's financial crisis lingers, a state watchdog agency has recommended.
Torrance will mark its centennial with a Torrance Day at the Los Angeles Galaxy-FC Dallas game Aug. 26 at Carson's Home Depot Center.
A rush-hour bus line from San Pedro and Torrance to El Segundo has won a yearlong reprieve as expected, with the commuter service now set to end in its current form on July 1, 2013.
Dozens of American Airlines mechanics and ground workers demonstrated Wednesday at Los Angeles International Airport to protest proposed job, health insurance and pension cuts as the carrier struggles to emerge from bankruptcy.
Applications from 17 people were filed by the 5 p.m. deadline today to fill the Thousand Oaks City Council seat being vacated in mid-term by Dennis Gillette.
Ojai residents and public officials voiced opposition to a proposed water rate hike of more than 17 percent over the next three years by Golden State Water Co. during two public hearings Wednesday.
Mark Burley calls his commute from Santa Rosa Valley to Studio City "driving on sunshine."
If a U.S. Forest Service proposal is approved, the Adventure Pass will not vanish but won't be required in as many national forest areas.
Amgen is looking at two of its potential blockbuster drugs, expansion into emerging markets like Japan , acquisitions and better spending habits as growth opportunities for 2012, according to its annual report.