Thursday, January 31, 2013

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Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 10:22 PM EST

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Los Angeles Times

Years of child abuse allegations preceded charges against mother

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 10:02 PM EST

Ingrid Brewer was reported numerous times for allegedly abusing children in her care, but L.A. County social workers allowed her to proceed with the adoption of two foster children. Long before Ingrid Brewer was charged with torturing her children, one of them told a social worker that she was scared.

Small water agencies come under increasing scrutiny

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 10:02 PM EST

Criticized as inefficient, wasteful and largely hidden from view, the agencies counter that they help keep customers' rates low. In 1981, Johnny Johnson marched into the storefront headquarters of the tiny Sativa-Los Angeles County Water District in Willowbrook to complain about his water being shut off. He ended up deciding to run for a seat on the water board.

Fans of Princess Diana take voyage back in time on Queen Mary

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 09:47 PM EST

Her admirers gather to hear the man who tended her tresses share memories. A portrait of innocence and decency emerges. Prominently displayed at the Princess Diana exhibit at the Queen Mary last week was a rack of diaphanous dresses, copies of the one Kate Middleton was modeling when she caught Diana's elder son's attention.

Man fell in love with Manti Te'o, pretended to be girlfriend

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 10:33 AM EST

For the last two weeks, the story of Manti Te'o's fake girlfriend has unraveled one layer at a time.

Bell city clerk testifies signatures on documents were forged

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 10:32 AM EST

At the trial of six former council members, Rebecca Valdez testifies contracts, minutes, agendas and even resolutions were falsely signed. Defense says her testimony could help its case. A key prosecution witness in the Bell corruption case testified Wednesday that signatures on city contracts, minutes for council meetings, agendas and even resolutions were forged.

Canyon News

Canyon News - Justin Timberlake Performing At Grammys

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 11:26 AM EST

SANTA MONICA —Musician/actor Justin Timberlake is having a good start to 2013. The singer released the single “Suit & Tie” feat. Jay-Z a few weeks ago; it's his first single in several years that achieved stellar results on the charts.

Canyon News - CERT Training Begins In Beverly Hills

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 07:11 AM EST

BEVERLY HILLS —Beverly Hills residents will be able to register for free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training courses that will begin on Wednesday, February 6.

Canyon News - Ron Jeremy Suffers From Aneurysm

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 02:11 AM EST

LOS ANGELES — Adult film star Ron Jeremy drove himself to Cedars Sinai on Tuesday, January 29 after suffering from chest pains. The 59-year-old was treated for an aneurysm that was located near his heart.

Beverly Hills Courier

Benny Baby

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 09:37 PM EST

Benny is a 7-month-old “chi-weenie,” a Chihuahua/Dachshund mix puppy. He is playful, loves dogs and people, and is up to date on all his shots. Those interested in adopting this little fellow can contact Kira Lorsch at or at 818-453-5798.

Tea For Two

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 09:37 PM EST

2013 Beverly Hills City Council candidate Vice Mayor John Mirisch and son Vin enjoyed a tea and coffee chat with residents last week at the Shanghai Grill. Mirisch is one of six candidates running for three open seats in the 2013 Beverly Hills City Council election.


Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 09:37 PM EST

Beverly Hills AYSO Region 76 Girls Under 10 team (Firecrackers) won the Norco Flight in the 2013 Pony Express Tournament in Corona this month. The Norco Flight consisted of 15 teams from California and Arizona. With three wins and a tie in pool play, the Firecrackers beat Corona 1-0 in the finals to win the championship. The Firecrackers are a developmental all-star team consisting of mostly ...

George Christy Talks About the SAG Awards, Daniel Day-Lewis And More!

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 09:37 PM EST

Remember Forrest Gump? Nineteen years ago. Tom Hanks won the first Screen Actors Guild Award for his performance in the romantic comedy-drama that became a huge commercial success. Nearly two decades later, the SAG Awards are going strong, more popular than ever, attracting, as seen on these pages, the glamorati of film and television.


Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 08:37 PM EST

Last week, Beverly Hills’ newest restaurant threw a “welcome” party that met or exceeded the highest standards and expectations of our community. Fleming’s newest outpost, on North Beverly Drive, generously funded a sold-out event for the Beverly Hills Education Foundation. The evening raised $45,000 for our public schools.

CBS 2 Los Angeles

Woman Fatally Shot In Lynwood

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 10:02 PM EST

A woman was fatally shot in Lynwood Thursday.

LA Mayoral Candidates Spar Over City Spending

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 09:39 PM EST

Los Angeles mayoral candidate and City Controller Wendy Greuel claims she identified tens of millions of dollars in waste, fraud and abuse at City Hall—but City Councilman Eric Garcetti, a fellow mayoral candidate, said that’s just flat out untrue.

Archdiocese Ordered To Reveal Names Of Hierarchy Involved In Sex Abuse Scandal

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 09:34 PM EST

A judge on Thursday ordered the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles to turn over 30,000 pages from the confidential files of priests accused of child molestation without blacking out the names of top church officials who were responsible for key decisions in how to handle the sexually abusive priests.

4 Suspects Believed Responsible For 100 Burglaries In Yorba Linda

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 09:19 PM EST

Orange County authorities say they have arrested four members of a suspected burglary ring that has struck as many as 100 homes in Yorba Linda.

Buena Park Mom Found Guilty Of Robbing, Murdering Man She Promised Sex

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 07:53 PM EST

A 52-year-old Buena Park mom was convicted Thursday on one felony count of murder and one felony count of second-degree robbery.

Orange County Register

Man gets jail sentence in thefts from Girl Scouts

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 09:35 PM EST

SANTA ANA - A former foreign-exchange student convicted of embezzling more than $100,000 from the Girl Scout Council of Orange County was sentenced to jail time after pleading guilty to grand theft and forgery.Mawufemor Biekro, 35, of Ghana was sentenced to five years and four months in custody....

Santa Ana city manager resigns, effective Friday

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 08:11 PM EST

SANTA ANA - Santa Ana officials announced Thursday the resignation of City Manager Paul M. Walters. "The Santa Ana City Council has agreed to accept the resignation of its city manager, effective Friday, Feb. 1, 2013," the city said in a release. "Pending finalization of an...

Ontario home searched in hunt for missing Laguna Hills man

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 08:11 PM EST

Police are searching an Ontario residence in connection with the disappearance of a Laguna Hills trucker missing for several months who authorities believe may have been the victim of foul play. Investigators believe a single-family home in the southern portion of Ontario may be linked to the...

Irvine homebuilder goes public

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 08:10 PM EST

Shares of Tri Pointe Homes Inc. jumped more than 12 percent Thursday after the Irvine homebuilder raised $232 million in an initial public offering. With investors flocking to the hot homebuilding sector, Tri Pointe priced its IPO above expectations, selling 13.7 million shares at $17 apiece....

Mickadeit: Joe gets back in his store, sort of

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 07:30 PM EST

Yesterday: Joe Bonilla sues his brothers to win his share of the venerable El Toro Carniceria family business in Santa Ana. He also wins $3.3 million for the years his brothers refused to pay him. But irregularities are discovered. The trial in 2010 and 2011 exposed a lot of problems with El Toro,...

The Press-Enterprise

SAN BERNARDINO: Teens beat elderly man, police say

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 07:36 PM EST

Police arrest a brother and sister, ages 15 and 14.

RIVERSIDE: Explosives found in home detonated

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 01:32 PM EST

It was unsafe to remove them so they're being blown up in the backyard, authorities say; police and federal agents continue searching the house | CRIME BLOTTER VIDEO: Controlled explosion at Riverside home

REDLANDS: Dog dies in house fire

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013 11:45 PM EST

Woman returned home to find her home ablaze and her Cocker spaniel dead, firefighters say

Los Angeles Daily News

Retired Cardinal Roger Mahony relieved of remaining public duties, archbishop says

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 09:29 PM EST

The Los Angeles Archdiocese tonight released some 12,000 documents from files on priests accused of sexual abuse and announced that retired Cardinal Roger Mahony has been relieved of remaining public duties.

Editorial: Shades of Orwell-- Big Brother lurks in proposal to require DNA samples from immigrants

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 08:43 PM EST

San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael A. Ramos dips deep into Orwellian territory by proposing that undocumented immigrants be required to submit DNA samples as a condition of staying in the United States.

Editorial: Stop stalling on group-home regulations

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 08:43 PM EST

When it comes to regulating group homes, Los Angeles City Hall remains a house divided.

Jonathan Dobrer: Cardinal Roger Mahony helped sell out Catholic Church's soul

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 08:43 PM EST

Retired Cardinal Roger Mahony apologizes for realizing only late in the game that molestation was going on, or having any idea of its scope, or believing that is was really traumatic.

A fowl smell from next door: Letters to the Editor for Friday, Feb. 1, 2013

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 08:42 PM EST

I'm sure glad that Mike Scott of Eagle Rock and urban farmer John Lyons of Winnetka are not my next-door neighbors, with their backyard chickens. The odor of chicken dung and the buzzing of flies on hot summer days wouldn't call for a glass of wine on the patio. -- Shirley Minser, Eagle Rock

NBC Los Angeles

LA Mayoral Candidates Wage War of Numbers

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 09:59 PM EST

Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel, two candidates in the LA mayoral race, are locked in a war of numbers. Garcetti on Thursday seized on a report in the Los Angeles Times that claims Greuel's numbers on the city's...

Beagle Freedom Project Wants to Bring Research Dogs to CA

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 08:13 PM EST

A SoCal group wants to bring beagles from a pharmaceutical company's facility in Sweden to adoptive homes in the LA area, but the company says the dogs are still needed for research.

Father of Child Torture Victim Wants Kid Back

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 08:13 PM EST

A man who claims he’s the biological father of a 7-year-old girl who was allegedly beat, tortured and starved by her female foster parent said on Thursday he’s sober and wants his daughter back.

Break in Missing OC Man Case Leads Police to Home

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 07:43 PM EST

Police were digging in the back yard of an Ontario home on Thursday afternoon following a break in the case of a missing man, police said.

Lt. Gov. Newsom's Wife Up For Oscar

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 05:58 PM EST

Sure, Jennifer Siebel-Newsom is married to one of the most powerful politicians in California. But she’s a powerhouse in her own right. Her film is up for an Academy Award. Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area

KABC-TV Los Angeles

Woman shot, killed in Lynwood; suspect sought

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 09:45 PM EST

A woman was reportedly shot and killed in Lynwood on Thursday. So far there is no suspect or motive in the shooting.

Church abuse files released without redactions

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 08:36 PM EST

The L.A. archdiocese released church abuse files without the names of leaders who knew about the abuse blacked out.

Search for missing truck driver focused on Ontario backyard

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 08:21 PM EST

Investigators searching for a missing Laguna Hills man are focused on the backyard of a home in Ontario on Thursday.

Explosion at Pemex headquarters in Mexico City: 14 workers killed, 80 injured

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 06:36 PM EST

Mexico's stated-owned oil company says an explosion at its headquarters in the capital has left 14 workers dead and 80 injured.

Oxnard shootings believed to be murder-suicide

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 05:51 PM EST

Oxnard police say a man shot and killed the mother of his two children and their grandmother, then took his own life.

Daily Breeze

Union stages protest outside Virgin America airline terminal at LAX

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 09:47 PM EST

Saying they're upset Virgin America contracted with a nonunion firm to provide support services at Los Angeles International Airport, more than 75 union and community members protested outside the airline's terminal on Thursday afternoon.

Retired Cardinal Roger Mahony relieved of remaining public duties, archbishop says

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 09:47 PM EST

The Los Angeles Archdiocese tonight released some 12,000 documents from files on priests accused of sexual abuse and announced that retired Cardinal Roger Mahony has been relieved of remaining public duties.

World's second-largest shipping line expanding operations at Port of Long Beach

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 09:47 PM EST

The world's second-biggest shipping line has decided to bolster its presence at the Port of Long Beach with a major leasing partnership, the head of the port announced today.

Teachers union accuses Centinela Valley district of breaking promise to reopen adult-ed classes

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 08:02 PM EST

The teachers union at the Centinela Valley high school district in Lawndale is accusing the school board and superintendent of breaking a promise to reopen the recently gutted adult-education program should voters approve various tax hikes to benefit schools.

Gardena police invite public to "Coffee With a Cop"

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 08:02 PM EST

Police in Gardena invite residents to join them Friday for a "Coffee with a Cop."

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