Friday, March 29, 2013

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Los Angeles Times

O.C. woman who gave money to fund terrorism gets five-year term

Friday, Mar 29, 2013 10:43 PM EDT

Oytun Ayse Mihalik, 40, an Orange County pharmacist, admitted wiring $2,050 to Pakistan to be used to fund terrorist activities. Prosecutors had sought a 12-year prison sentence. An Orange County pharmacist who admitted to wiring $2,050 to Pakistan to be used to fund terrorist activities was sentenced Friday to five years in federal prison.

Faith in a kosher butcher is shaken in wake of video

Friday, Mar 29, 2013 09:03 PM EDT

L.A.'s Jewish community is split over claims a meat market flouted kosher rules. For five decades, Doheny Glatt Kosher meat market has been one of California's preeminent suppliers of food that meets the requirements of Jewish law, offering staples such as brisket and chicken as well as bison, prime steak and grass-fed beef.

An email out of the past tests time and memories

Friday, Mar 29, 2013 09:03 PM EDT

A note from a former classmate starts a conversation about a different era and a wary reconnection with a younger self. The email was an invitation to step back in time, from someone I hadn't seen or talked to since 1965.

Deaths tied to painkillers rising in the U.S.

Friday, Mar 29, 2013 08:30 PM EDT

The latest figures on overdoses come as pressure mounts to restrict use of prescription drugs such as OxyContin and Vicodin. Despite efforts by law enforcement and public health officials to curb prescription drug abuse, drug-related deaths in the United States have continued to rise, the latest data show.

Nobody is declaring a state of drought in California, but ...

Friday, Mar 29, 2013 08:30 PM EDT

Surveyors in the Sierra find only half the snowpack that is normal for the date. But it could have been worse, considering the last three months have been the driest January-March period on record. When snow surveyors headed into the Sierra Nevada on Thursday for the most important measurement of the season, they found only about half the snowpack that is normal for the date.

Beverly Hills Courier

Identity Thief Gets Eight Years for Retaliation Campaign Against Beverly Hills Judge, Police Chief

Friday, Mar 29, 2013 08:00 PM EDT

A man pleaded no contest today to charges stemming from a retaliation campaign against a judge and three other people in the local justice system who were involved in a case as a result of which he was sentenced to state prison. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Norm Shapiro immediately sentenced Steven Grant Almeida, 33, to eight years in state prison following his plea to three counts each of ...

Rand Paul Blasts Hollywood Over Gun Control “Hypocrisy”

Friday, Mar 29, 2013 07:30 PM EDT

Senator Rand Paul has chosen a new target in his fight against gun control legislation: Hollywood. In a Thursday appearance on Fox News’ “Hannity,” the Kentucky Republican asserted that there was “a certain amount of hypocrisy” in the fact that Hollywood celebrities who have come out in favor of gun control also make use of armed bodyguards for their personal protection.

Pope Francis Celebrates First Good Friday Mass as Pontiff

Friday, Mar 29, 2013 06:44 PM EDT

Pope Francis marked his first Good Friday with a traditional torch-lit ceremony around the Colosseum in Rome and prayers for a Middle East "torn apart by injustice and conflicts". The newly-elected Argentine pope presided over the re-enactment of the last hours of Jesus Christ's last hours, praying for Christians in the region and for "our Muslim brothers".

North Korea Claims “State of War” Exists with South Korea

Friday, Mar 29, 2013 05:14 PM EDT

North Korea said Friday it had formally entered a "state of war" with South Korea and warned that any provocation would swiftly escalate into a nuclear conflict. "As of now, inter-Korea relations enter a state of war and all matters between the two Koreas will be handled according to wartime protocol," the North said in a statement attributed to all government bodies and institutions. It is the ...

Infiniti Gets Go-Ahead For Conditional Use Permit By Beverly Hills Planning Commission

Friday, Mar 29, 2013 03:59 PM EDT

Beverly Hills is one step closer to adding another car dealership to the City. The Planning Commission on Thursday evening gave the green light to a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for Infiniti to run vehicle service operations at 9031 Olympic Blvd.

CBS 2 Los Angeles

Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Sexual Battery At Beverly Hills Market

Friday, Mar 29, 2013 09:31 PM EDT

Authorities Friday announced the arrest of a man suspected of groping a woman inside a Pavilions Market in Beverly Hills.

Ex-Nev. Assemblyman Leads Cops On High-Speed Chase Before Being Subdued With Punches, Taser

Friday, Mar 29, 2013 09:00 PM EDT

Former Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks has been arrested in San Bernardino County, just hours after state lawmakers took the unprecedented step of expelling him.

OC Health Officials Issue Warning On Potential Disease Outbreak

Friday, Mar 29, 2013 08:45 PM EDT

Public health officials are warning of a potential outbreak of meningococcal disease after an 18-year-old Huntington Beach girl was diagnosed with the infection.

Newberry Springs Residents Angered Solar Farm Blocks Mountain Views

Friday, Mar 29, 2013 08:43 PM EDT

Newberry Springs residents are angered by the construction of a 27-acre solar farm they claim has ruined their views of the mountains.

‘Hurt Locker’ Actor Jeremy Renner A Dad

Friday, Mar 29, 2013 08:42 PM EDT

Actor Jeremy Renner is a dad. "The Hurt Locker" star and girlfriend Sonni Pacheco confirmed Friday that they are the parents of 7-pound Ava Berlin Renner.

Orange County Register

2 arrested on charges of assault after bus confrontation

Friday, Mar 29, 2013 10:15 PM EDT

COSTA MESA - Police on Thursday arrested two suspected gang members accused of assaulting a man after confronting him on a bus and chasing him on Harbor Boulevard. The confrontation between the 25-year-old man and the two suspected gang members began at about 7:30 p.m. on March 15, according to a...

Caltrans suggests 3-person carpools, tolls

Friday, Mar 29, 2013 09:37 PM EDT

Drivers planning to use the carpool lanes on Orange County freeways would have to find two passengers - not just one - or pay a toll under one plan Caltrans is considering to ease congestion in the fast lanes. That congestion has gotten so bad that the carpool lanes on every one of Orange...

Falsani: New pope might modernize gender roles

Friday, Mar 29, 2013 09:13 PM EDT

What must have been going through her mind as the old man knelt before her in his white cassock, poured water over her sockless toes, dried them gently with a hand towel, and then, bowing his head even lower, kissed her foot? She is a young Muslim woman incarcerated in Rome's Casal del Marmo...

Former coach admits lewd acts on teen boxers

Friday, Mar 29, 2013 08:29 PM EDT

SANTA ANA - A former Santa Ana Boxing Club coach was sentenced to two years in state prison on Friday after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting two of his then-teenage boxers, authorities said. Anthony Serrano, 45, pleaded guilty to four felony counts of lewd acts on a child, Orange County...

11 O.C. districts expect trouble paying bills

Friday, Mar 29, 2013 08:17 PM EDT

Financial reports filed by Orange County's 28 school districts this month show that while fewer schools are facing cash problems than last year, 39 percent of districts are still reporting difficulty meeting their financial obligations. Eleven districts - including the county's three...

The Press-Enterprise

THEATER SHOOTING: Prosecutors likely to reject plea deal

Friday, Mar 29, 2013 11:46 AM EDT

Colorado prosecutors say they don’t expect to accept a proposed plea deal by UC Riverside graduate James Homes in the Aurora theater shooting last summer

SAN BERNARDINO: Kitchen fire prompts 75 to evacuate

Friday, Mar 29, 2013 01:35 AM EDT

The elderly man falls asleep while cooking his dinner, creating so much smoke that residents of retirement home are evacuated

Los Angeles Daily News

Dodgers, Angels fans must save room for pleasant surprises: Opinion

Friday, Mar 29, 2013 09:04 PM EDT

Of sports' many cliches, the hottest locally is one being applied to the Dodgers and Angels as they get ready to open the baseball season Monday. It says: Anything short of a championship will be an abject failure.

L.A. city attorney battle: Carmen Trutanich and Mike Feuer exchange accusations

Friday, Mar 29, 2013 08:33 PM EDT

City Attorney Carmen Trutanich and his runoff opponent, former Assemblyman Mike Feuer, exchanged accusations against one another on Friday, filing complaints against how both are running their campaigns.

California high-speed rail gets thumbs up from U.S. watchdog

Friday, Mar 29, 2013 08:19 PM EDT

Poised to break ground on the nation's first bullet train this summer, the California High-Speed Rail Authority is riding high on a report from a congressional watchdog that found its ridership and revenue forecasts "reasonable" even while pointing out its cost estimates could be improved and its

'Supergraphics' lawsuit settled between city of L.A. and Sky Tag sign company

Friday, Mar 29, 2013 08:04 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES -- A sign company will pay $1.2 million in civil penalties to settle a long-standing supergraphic dispute, the City Attorney's Office announced today.

Stock market surges: Join our live chat

Friday, Mar 29, 2013 08:04 PM EDT

Things have been looking up - way up - for Wall Street with record-setting gains in recent weeks. But what does that mean to average Americans in a modern economy?

NBC Los Angeles

SoCal Veteran Gets Stolen Wheelchair Back

Friday, Mar 29, 2013 09:43 PM EDT

Blaine Van Gogh's $3,500 electric wheelchair was charging on his back porch when it was stolen on Wednesday. Less than two days later, after he received dozens of offers from people wanting to help, the...

Monthly Mass Bike Ride Honors Hit-and-Run Victim

Friday, Mar 29, 2013 08:57 PM EDT

A monthly group bike ride that often occupies the streets of Los Angeles is being dedicated to cyclists who have been victims of vehicle hit-and-run collisions, including one particularly horrific incident last... Photo Credit: Phillip Barron/flickr

DUI Checkpoints Set for Easter Weekend

Friday, Mar 29, 2013 08:57 PM EDT

As drivers travel to Easter and Passover celebrations this weekend, more motorists could encounter LAPD’s monthly DUI checkpoints. Photo Credit: AP

Soldier Surprises Nieces, Nephews at School

Friday, Mar 29, 2013 06:27 PM EDT

After finishing his second tour of duty in Afghanistan, a U.S. Army infantry sergeant surprised his nieces and nephews by showing up at their Riverside school.

OC Schools Warned About Bacterial Infection

Friday, Mar 29, 2013 04:12 PM EDT

Orange County public health officials are warning parents of students traveling to Tijuana about an outbreak of a deadly bacterial infection in the Mexican city. Photo Credit: Dobrow family

KABC-TV Los Angeles

Valley Village hit-and-run: Bicyclist's family pleads for help finding driver

Friday, Mar 29, 2013 08:40 PM EDT

A grieving family is pleading with the public to help find the driver who killed an 18-year-old bicyclist in Valley Village.

1 killed, 3 injured in fiery Chatsworth car crash

Friday, Mar 29, 2013 08:04 PM EDT

One person was killed and three were badly injured in a crash in Chatsworth Friday.

Orange County warns of meningococcal disease

Friday, Mar 29, 2013 06:04 PM EDT

Orange County health officials are warning about a potentially deadly outbreak of meningococcal disease.

California unemployment rate drops to 9.6 percent

Friday, Mar 29, 2013 05:34 PM EDT

The state unemployment rate fell to 9.6 percent in February, the state's lowest since December 2008.

Former Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks expelled, arrested Inland Empire

Friday, Mar 29, 2013 04:34 PM EDT

Hours after former Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks was expelled from the Legislature, he was arrested in California.

Daily Breeze

Three former Wilmington elementary school students file suit alleging abuse

Friday, Mar 29, 2013 10:34 PM EDT

A lawsuit filed Friday on behalf of three former students at Wilmington's George De La Torre Jr. Elementary School alleges they were sexually abused by their fourth-grade teacher and that school district officials engaged in a cover-up.

L.A. city attorney battle: Carmen Trutanich and Mike Feuer exchange accusations

Friday, Mar 29, 2013 10:04 PM EDT

City Attorney Carmen Trutanich and his runoff opponent, former Assemblyman Mike Feuer, exchanged accusations against one another on Friday, filing complaints against how both are running their campaigns.

Renee Moilanen: Participation in cancer research study one way to make a difference

Friday, Mar 29, 2013 09:50 PM EDT

For years, I watched my father waste away from gastrointestinal cancer, undergoing surgeries to cut out large swaths of his intestines followed by radiation treatments that burned the insides of his mouth and made it impossible for him to swallow.

New Carson council names chambers after retired city clerk Helen Kawagoe

Friday, Mar 29, 2013 09:49 PM EDT

A boisterous campaign to name the Carson City Council chambers after the community's recently retired city clerk was, for many residents, a flashpoint in the last election that ushered in a change in the council majority and returned voting power to Mayor Jim Dear.

New Manhattan Beach 'smart' parking meters installed

Friday, Mar 29, 2013 09:49 PM EDT

The installation of 420 "smart" parking meters was expected to wrap up Friday in Manhattan Beach, City Manager Dave Carmany said.

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