Tuesday, January 29, 2013

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Los Angeles Times

California unable to disarm 19,700 felons and mentally ill people

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 09:32 PM EST

Despite being able to take weapons owned by felons and the mentally ill, state officials say staff shortages and funding cuts have slowed seizures. SACRAMENTO — California authorities are empowered to seize weapons owned by convicted felons and people with mental illness, but staff shortages and funding cuts have left a backlog of more than 19,700 people to disarm, a law enforcement official ...

Pacific Palisades newspaper junkie buys his own

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 09:17 PM EST

Investor Alan Smolinisky, 33, spends five hours a day reading newspapers the old-tech way. Now he vows to make his local paper, the Palisadian-Post, a success. At 6:45 a.m., Alan Smolinisky pads out to his driveway in a hillside cul-de-sac just west of the Getty Villa.

Woman who drowned autistic son gets prison time

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 01:32 PM EST

A 37-year-old San Diego woman who told police she killed her son because of the burden of caring for an autistic child was sentenced Monday to 15 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to secon

Legislators to hold hearing on use of off-budget accounts

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 04:17 AM EST

The action follows a report that the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection hid $3.6 million rather than depositing it in the state's general fund. A joint Assembly and state Senate committee will conduct a hearing to determine the extent California agencies are using off-budget accounts to hold money outside the state system.

2003 Old fire arsonist sentenced to death

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 04:17 AM EST

A judge says there is 'no lingering doubt' violent felon Rickie Lee Fowler set the 2003 Old fire that destroyed more than 1,000 homes and killed five people. A judge handed a death sentence Monday to the violent felon convicted of setting the 2003 Old fire that destroyed more than 1,000 homes, charred the northwestern face of the San Bernardino Mountains and killed five people.

Beverly Hills Courier

Historic Movie Posters Donated to Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 06:52 PM EST

A Chicago real estate developer donated nearly 1,100 original movie posters from the first half of the 20th Century to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Academy announced today. The donation was made by Dwight Cleveland, who began collecting the posters in 1977 while in high school.

Dow Hits Five-Year High as US Stocks Rise

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 05:37 PM EST

US stocks rose Tuesday, with the Dow hitting a fresh five-year high, as investors weighed company earnings and a mixed batch of economic data. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 72.49 points (0.52 percent) to 13,954.42, just 1.5 percent below its all-time closing high on October 9, 2007.

CBS, ‘American Idol’ Top Monday TV Ratings

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 05:22 PM EST

Fox's "American Idol" had it customary 1-2 finish, despite a decrease in viewership from last year, while CBS was the most-watched network last week, even with three nights of reruns, according to television ratings data released today.

Police Investigate Man Who May Have Scammed Beverly Hills Residents

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 04:37 PM EST

Manhattan Beach police and sheriff's deputies today were looking for victims of an Internet-based scammer who allegedly defrauded would-be romantic interests of cash and other valuables.

Muni League to Host City Council Candidate Forum Tonight at City Hall

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 01:52 PM EST

In what has become an annual election tradition, the Municipal League of Beverly Hills will host a City Council Candidate forum tonight at 7 p.m. a the Council chambers at City Hall.

CBS 2 Los Angeles

Suspected Kidnapper Who Escaped Deputies In Malibu Captured In Maywood

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 10:00 PM EST

A kidnapping and car theft suspect who escaped from custody in Malibu Monday was captured in Maywood Tuesday afternoon.

2 Shooting Suspects On The Run Following South LA Pursuit

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 09:16 PM EST

Police are searching for two shooting suspects who bailed following a short pursuit in South Los Angeles Tuesday.

Girls Rescued During Sex Trafficking Sting In Riverside, San Bernardino Counties

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 08:35 PM EST

Two young girls were rescued and 15 people were arrested during a sex trafficking sting in Riverside and San Bernardino counties last week.

Remains Found In Santa Ana Yard Are That Of Ex-Homeowner’s Father

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 07:29 PM EST

Human remains found in the backyard of a Santa Ana residence are that of the ex-homeowner’s father, authorities announced Tuesday.

Lockdown Lifted At Maywood School, Chuch After Authorities Nab Parolee

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 06:59 PM EST

St. Rose of Lima Catholic School in Maywood was placed on lockdown Tuesday after a parolee allegedly barricaded himself in a nearby home.

Orange County Register

Train noise rattling Laguna Niguel residents

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 08:39 PM EST

LAGUNA NIGUEL - Lori Fields has spent two years trying to find out why trains outside her home have to sound their horns in the middle of the night, but she said no one can give her an answer. The source of her frustration is a rail crossing in neighboring San Juan Capistrano outside a church. In...

Sinkhole forces closure overnight of major street in Fullerton

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 08:25 PM EST

FULLERTON - Both directions of Euclid Street will remain closed overnight as crews work to repair a sinkhole, authorities said. Crews about 3 p.m. were called to assess a sinkhole on Euclid between Commonwealth Avenue and Valencia Drive, the Fullerton Police Department said.The sinkhole is believed...

New CHOC tower made just for kids

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 07:52 PM EST

ORANGE - Children's Hospital of Orange County will soon open its own emergency department and operating rooms, designed for the needs of premature infants to strapping high school athletes. A new $560 million expansion has tripled the size of CHOC with construction of a seven-story tower....

'A great friend and a solid citizen'

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 07:49 PM EST

NEWPORT BEACH - In his more than two decades as a urologist, Ronald Gilbert treated countless patients who were aging and ailing - some with prostate cancer, some suffering from male sexual disorders, some of whom he got to know personally. A close childhood friend recalls Gilbert describing this...

Judge hears county, state argue over millions in revenue

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 07:09 PM EST

SANTA ANA - An Orange County judge heard arguments Tuesday in a dispute between the county and the state over $73 million in annual revenue that both sides claim. After listening for about an hour, Judge Robert J. Moss of Orange County Superior Court said he would make a decision soon. The stakes...

The Press-Enterprise

RIVERSIDE: Police pursue, catch burglary suspects

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 08:29 PM EST

The three men were seen breaking into a house and then removing property; they fled after crashing their car

HEMET: Jewelry store robbery took 9 seconds

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 04:19 PM EST

Theft is second jewelry store robbery at Hemet Valley Mall in less than a year

RIVERSIDE: Freeway worker in coma from hit-run

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 02:58 PM EST

Fellow workers attend a hearing for the suspect Tuesday morning to show their support

TEMECULA: Woman disarms, stabs man in domestic dispute

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 12:58 AM EST

Deputies are searching for the man as part of an assault-and-attempted kidnapping case, investigators say

Los Angeles Daily News

Super Bowl mashup: Making guacamole four different ways

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 09:38 PM EST

Looking for a few simple ways to freshen up the go-to dish of the Super Bowl? We cobbled together a mighty tasty basic guacamole, then came up with four ways to turn basic into unbelievably good.

Sichuan beef dish leaves a tingle on your tongue

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 09:38 PM EST

You can call it a peppercorn all you like, but the peppery ingredient that puts the buzz in Sichuan-style cooking actually isn't one.

Artist's palette -- but not palate -- heavy on Twinkies

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 09:38 PM EST

Long before Hostess Brands' plan to shut down made Twinkies the rage, Nancy Peppin found something special about the cream-filled snack cakes.

Wines of the week: Andrew Murray Syrah Tous les Jours (2011) and Monte De Oro Synergy 65 Rose (2011)

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 09:20 PM EST

This week's wines are suggested by Ray Wolkoff, wine and spirits director of Beverly Glen Market.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk offers Boeing help with Dreamliner battery issue

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 09:20 PM EST

Elon Musk has long considered Tesla Motors the bold, nimble answer to the auto industry's cautious culture. Now the electric car maker's top executive has extended his help to another industrial giant: Boeing.

NBC Los Angeles

Suspected Malibu Kidnapper Arrested After Police Standoff

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 09:43 PM EST

A suspected kidnapper who sparked a manhunt in Malibu was arrested in Maywood Tuesday evening following a standoff that forced the lockdown of a nearby school and church, authorities said.

Public's Help Sought in Online-Dating Fraud Case

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 09:13 PM EST

A suspected prolific scammer accused of preying on women via dating websites and persuading them to invest in bogus business ventures is behind bars as deputies call for more victims to come forward. Photo Credit: Manhattan Beach Police Department

WATCH: Bikers Shut Down Freeway for Marriage Proposal

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 07:28 PM EST

After several hundred motorcyclists shut down the 10 Freeway so one biker could propose to his girlfriend on the pavement, the California Highway Patrol says criminal charges could be filed. Photo Credit: Mike Sincere/YouTube

Response Times Slower in Unincorporated LA County

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 05:43 PM EST

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department took 1 minute longer to respond to emergencies in unincorporated areas than in contract cities that pay for deputies' patrols, according to a new audit. Photo Credit: Getty Images

FBI: Man Tricked Women Into Posing Naked on Skype

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 04:43 PM EST

A man who authorities say tricked women into posting naked pictures of themselves on Facebook and posing nude on the Skype internet video service has been arrested in Glendale.

KABC-TV Los Angeles

El Monte mobile home park residents outraged by sharp rent hikes

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 09:15 PM EST

El Monte mobile home park residents say they're being priced out of their homes. Some have seen increases of nearly $300.

Victims' attorney sues LAUSD, alleging superintendents covered up misconduct

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 08:51 PM EST

A lawsuit filed Tuesday accuses current and past LAUSD superintendents of covering up teacher misconduct.

Kidnapping/assault fugitive caught in Maywood in SWAT standoff

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 07:30 PM EST

A barricaded suspect near E. 60th St. and Atlantic Blvd. in Maywood prompted the lockdown of a nearby school Tuesday.

Girl found locked in wooden cage; 2 arrested

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 06:51 PM EST

A woman and her boyfriend have been arrested for allegedly leaving the woman's daughter locked in a wooden cage.

LA City Council puts 2 medical marijuana measures on ballot

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 06:00 PM EST

The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to place two medical marijuana measures on the May 21 city ballot.

Daily Breeze

Boat show coming to Burton Chace Park in Marina del Rey

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 09:02 PM EST

Marina del Rey next week will host the Los Angeles Boat show at waterfront Burton Chace Park.

Inglewood makes interim police chief Mike Fronterotta's status permanent

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 06:11 PM EST

The Inglewood City Council appointed interim police Chief Mike Fronterotta as the permanent head of the department, it was announced Tuesday. | POLICE NEWS | BLOG: SOUTH BAY CRIME, COURT NEWS | FACEBOOK

Ask the Lawyer: Noncompete clauses in employment agreements not legal in California

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 05:47 PM EST

Q: Several years ago when I was hired, the employment agreement had a non-compete clause that said for 12 months after my employment ends, I cannot solicit business from any of the company's customers.

Redondo Beach charmer accused of bilking 8 women out of $300,000

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 04:02 PM EST

He portrayed himself as a diamond broker who had nice cars and boats. He charmed women he met online into personal relationships, took them to dinners and talked about marriage. But James Bruce Rice, 52, wasn't really after love. | POLICE NEWS

$10,000 rewards offered in Long Beach slaying, L.A.-area Fourth of July killing

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 03:17 PM EST

LOS ANGELES - County supervisors today offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to a gunman who fired shots into a Fourth of July crowd, killing a teenage girl, and also renewed an unrelated $10,000 reward to encourage witnesses of a fatal Long Beach shooting to come forward.

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