Saturday, April 27, 2013

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Saturday, Apr 27, 2013 11:22 PM EDT

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Los Angeles Times

Efforts to split Santa Monica-Malibu district gain new traction

Saturday, Apr 27, 2013 08:42 PM EDT

School board's decision to redistribute PTA funds to less wealthy schools is a turnoff for many in Malibu. Some in Santa Monica also see potential pluses in a breakup. The PTA at Point Dume Elementary in Malibu is a fundraising machine. Parents collected about $2,100 per student in the 2009-10 school year, money that helped pay for music and art programs, as well as a dedicated marine science ...

iPads in school: a toy or a tool?

Saturday, Apr 27, 2013 08:29 PM EDT

Whether equipping all students with iPads is a gimmick or a great idea, one San Fernando Valley school that's using them is sold. At Valley Academy of Arts and Sciences in Granada Hills, every student has an iPad.        

Defense Department becomes a wildlife protector

Saturday, Apr 27, 2013 08:19 PM EDT

The military is working with environmental groups and local governments to create buffer zones around bases where development threatened to encroach on combat training. It's been a conservation boon. Many of the nation's 440 military bases were established in what were once sparsely populated hinterlands where soldiers trained without complaints from neighbors about the roar of warplanes and the ...

Local, federal agencies investigate Leimert Park church fire

Saturday, Apr 27, 2013 08:19 PM EDT

The Bethesda Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith is gutted in a fast-moving blaze. The FBI and ATF are part of the task force investigating. A special task force of fire, police and federal agencies is investigating a church fire that erupted early Friday at a Leimert Park church.        

Woman, 78, could lose home in probate confusion

Saturday, Apr 27, 2013 08:19 PM EDT

Marianne Blend thought she owned the Highland Park house that the county says she rents. It's set for auction Saturday, which she can appeal later. Marianne Blend learned she was in trouble about three weeks ago when she looked out the window of her Highland Park home and saw strangers placing a large sign in her frontyard.        

Canyon News

Canyon News - 3.2 Earthquake In Santa Monica Bay Area

Saturday, Apr 27, 2013 05:56 PM EDT

SANTA MONICA—According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a minor earthquake shook the Santa Monica Bay area at approximately 7:52 p.m. Friday, April 26. With a preliminary magnitude of 3.2, the tremor occurred roughly two miles north of El Segundo and two miles south of Marina del Rey.

CBS 2 Los Angeles

Female Pedestrian Fatally Struck By Pickup Truck In Anaheim

Saturday, Apr 27, 2013 08:21 PM EDT

A female pedestrian was fatally struck by a pickup truck while crossing a street in Anaheim, according to the Coroner's Office.

Jane Fonda Cements Her Place In Hollywood History At Chinese Theatre

Saturday, Apr 27, 2013 08:03 PM EDT

Oscar-winner Jane Fonda cemented her place in Hollywood history Saturday outside the TCL Chinese Theatre.

Young Runners Hold Moving Tribute For Slain Coach

Saturday, Apr 27, 2013 06:30 PM EDT

A group of young runners, many not even yet teenagers, are preparing for a race that was one of their coach’s favorites.

Single-Engine Plane Makes Emergency Landing In Tujunga Wash

Saturday, Apr 27, 2013 05:02 PM EDT

A single-engine plane made an emergency landing Saturday in the Tujunga wash in Pacoima, authorities reported.

Man Reportedly Stabbed To Death In Hawthorne

Saturday, Apr 27, 2013 03:36 PM EDT

Authorities say they found a man fatally stabbed early Saturday in Hawthorne.

Orange County Register

Memphis goes big to beat Clippers

Saturday, Apr 27, 2013 09:13 PM EDT

MEMPHIS - Chris Paul wanted the Clippers to be "greedy.

Future soldiers party at beach before basic training

Saturday, Apr 27, 2013 07:54 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON BEACH - Army recruits stood in formation with the Pacific Ocean to their backs Saturday morning as Rep.

Granting wishes, step by step

Saturday, Apr 27, 2013 07:46 PM EDT

IRVINE - Noelle Hermes, 12, was born with epidermolysis bullosa, a rare genetic skin disorder that causes extreme skin fragility.

Charity to benefit animal shelter is fit for man and beast

Saturday, Apr 27, 2013 07:44 PM EDT

DANA POINT - It was a tale of the tails on Saturday in Dana Point as dogs of all sizes brought their owners out for the 20th annual Wag-a-Thon to raise money for the Pet Project Foundation.

Car flips on 5 southbound, closing lanes

Saturday, Apr 27, 2013 03:50 PM EDT

ANAHEIM - Witnesses told officials an SUV flipped multiple times Saturday afternoon on the 5 southbound between Harbor and Anaheim boulevards after being cut off by another car, causing a five lane closure for about 30 minutes.

Los Angeles Daily News

Bob Hope's personal belongings go on sale at North Hollywood church May 4

Saturday, Apr 27, 2013 08:45 PM EDT

Hundreds of items owned by Bob and Dolores Hope will go on sale for charity next weekend.

Quentin Tarantino's stolen Malibu found 19 years later

Saturday, Apr 27, 2013 08:30 PM EDT

VICTORVILLE -- Zed may be dead but Oscar-winning director Quinten Tarantino's cherry red Chevelle Malibu has resurfaced after nearly two decades, thanks to a vigilant sheriff's deputy here, officials said.

Rapper with autism finds therapy in music

Saturday, Apr 27, 2013 08:30 PM EDT

For Rio "Soulshocka" Wyles of Playa del Rey, rap is first and autism is the back story.

Doug McIntyre: Millions of new reasons to pass on the Sepulveda Pass

Saturday, Apr 27, 2013 08:04 PM EDT

You can't rush greatness. OK, so the 405 widening project is a little behind schedule. More than a year behind.

Photos: Oscar winner Jane Fonda adds prints next to dad's at Chinese Theatre

Saturday, Apr 27, 2013 04:03 PM EDT

Jane Fonda placed her hand and footprints next to Henry Fonda's in the concrete shrine to celebrity outside Hollywood's Chinese Theatre. | Photo Gallery: Osacr winner Jane Fonda at Chinese Theatre

NBC Los Angeles

Granada Hills H.S. Wins U.S. Academic Decathlon

Saturday, Apr 27, 2013 08:12 PM EDT

Granada Hills Charter High School has won its third consecutive U.S. Academic Decathlon competition Saturday, earning the Los Angeles Unified School District its 14th national title. Photo Credit: Granada Hills Charter High School

Fire Concern Arises After Mountain Fuel Spill

Saturday, Apr 27, 2013 07:57 PM EDT

After thousands of gallons on gasoline and diesel fuel were spilled on a crucial mountain roadway in the San Bernardino National Forest, nine truckloads of dirt have been removed Sunday in a cleanup...

"Spider-Man" Wanted in Hollywood Street Robbery

Saturday, Apr 27, 2013 05:57 PM EDT

Police are on the hunt for Spider-Man after the masked web-slinger snatched a paper bag filled with $6,000 in cash and credit card information from an employee of the Starlines Tour Bus company.

Car Crashes Into Cemetery

Saturday, Apr 27, 2013 05:12 PM EDT

A suspected drunk driver crashed his car into a San Diego cemetery on Friday night, according to police.

Deputies Allege Inmate Abuse Coverup

Saturday, Apr 27, 2013 10:57 AM EDT

Two deputies who were part of a jail gang intelligence unit have sued the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, claiming they were harassed, retaliated against and maliciously prosecuted after they...

KABC-TV Los Angeles

LA firefighters honored at Newport Beach Film Festival for cross-country 9/11 tribute ride

Saturday, Apr 27, 2013 10:25 PM EDT

A group of L.A. city firefighters were honored Saturday for their cross-country bicycle ride for the victims of 9/11.

National Drug Take-back Day event held in Burbank

Saturday, Apr 27, 2013 09:48 PM EDT

The Burbank Police Department held a drug take-back event to help people get rid of unneeded prescriptions.

Santa Monica residents weigh in on airport traffic, pollution

Saturday, Apr 27, 2013 09:25 PM EDT

Noise-weary residents who live near the Santa Monica Municipal Airport are sounding off about the noise and pollution.

3.2-mag. earthquake near LAX shakes wide area of Southern California

Saturday, Apr 27, 2013 09:25 PM EDT

A 3.2-magnitude earthquake that hit near LAX Friday night was felt widely across Southern California.

Clippers drop Game 4 to Grizzlies, 104-83

Saturday, Apr 27, 2013 08:33 PM EDT

The Clippers lost 104-83 to the Grizzlies in Game 4 of the NBA playoffs. Their opening-round series is tied 2-2.

Daily Breeze

John Bogert wins top column writing award for final Daily Breeze column

Saturday, Apr 27, 2013 10:18 PM EDT

Late Daily Breeze columnist John Bogert was honored Saturday with a first-place award from the California Newspaper Publishers Association for his farewell column to readers shortly before he died.

Fred Kiesner, head of entrepreneurship program at Loyola Marymount University, to retire next year

Saturday, Apr 27, 2013 08:33 PM EDT

Plaques and other awards outside a small office boast the achievements of Fred Kiesner's kids. Kiesner, a professor of entrepreneurship at Loyola Marymount University in Westchester, has one daughter, but also counts the roughly 16,000 students he has taught as his kids.

Ground game: Annenberg Foundation's Ballona Wetlands proposal stirs debate

Saturday, Apr 27, 2013 07:18 PM EDT

The private Annenberg Foundation has proposed sweeping changes to an area of the Ballona Wetlands - some are fairly controversial.

Mira Costa Key Club, Manhattan Beach Kiwanis Club, to host toy drive

Saturday, Apr 27, 2013 06:48 PM EDT

The Manhattan Beach Kiwanis Club and the Mira Costa Key Club on Saturday will collect toys to benefit the Los Angeles County Toy Loan Program.

Run/walk will benefit Roundhouse Aquarium in Manhattan Beach

Saturday, Apr 27, 2013 06:48 PM EDT

Registration has opened for an upcoming 5K beach run/walk benefitting Manhattan Beach's Roundhouse Aquarium.

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