Monday, April 29, 2013

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Los Angeles Times

California bullet train groundbreaking faces new obstacles

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 07:57 PM EDT

Challenges are coming from a private railroad, a legislative committee and a powerful federal agency asserting authority over the project. California's bullet train agency is facing a series of new regulatory and political problems that could jeopardize its July construction kickoff, which already has been delayed more than six months.        

Gov. Brown as Robin Hood

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 10:13 AM EDT

His plan to shift money from suburban to urban districts might help disadvantaged students but it could hurt other kids. Now we know what Gov. Jerry Brown really cares about — what gets him riled and raring to rumble.        

Unfinished big-ticket Rose Bowl seating selling fast

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 10:13 AM EDT

The premium seating pavilion, with amenities designed for long-term revenue, has yet to open. Total stadium renovations are priced at $181 million. The Rose Bowl's new premium seating pavilion has yet to open, but stadium officials say seats are already selling fast.        

After Dorner claim, other fired LAPD cops want cases reviewed

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 10:13 AM EDT

The 40 requests have come in the two months since Christopher Dorner sought revenge for his 2009 dismissal by targeting police officers and their families. In the wake of Christopher Dorner's claim that his firing from the Los Angeles Police Department was a result of corruption and bias, more than three dozen other fired LAPD cops want department officials to review their cases.        

L.A. council race leads to confrontation in Little Armenia

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 10:13 AM EDT

Allegations of intimidation and false claims surface in the campaigns of John Choi and Mitch O'Farrell for the 13th Council District seat. When two groups supporting rival Los Angeles City Council candidates met on a street in Little Armenia last week, an afternoon of vote canvassing turned into an altercation.        

Canyon News

Canyon News - L.A. Has Worst Traffic In The Country

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 09:26 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES—In a recent study, Los Angeles topped the list for the nation’s worst traffic. According to a study done by INRIX, from January to March of this year alone, traffic congestion increased by 6% in the Los Angeles area.

Canyon News - Man Kills Wife Then Himself

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 08:56 AM EDT

***image1***SHERMAN OAKS—Burton Levin, an 88-year-old man, allegedly killed his 85-year-old wife and then himself at their Sherman Oaks home.

Canyon News - Car Break-Ins On The Rise In Studio City

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 08:56 AM EDT

STUDIO CITY—Car break-ins and thefts have continued to increase in Studio City, especially in the Silver Triangle area and near Fryman Canyon Park, over the last few years. At least 60 to 70 vehicles are broken into or damaged every month in Studio City.

Canyon News - Superhero Impersonator Steals $6,000

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 08:56 AM EDT

HOLLYWOOD HILLS—On Friday, April 26 an individual in a masked spiderman costume snatched a paper bag filled with $6,000 in cash and credit card information from a Starliner Tours employee exiting the company’s headquarters on Hollywood and Highland .

Beverly Hills Courier

‘Pain and Gain’ Tops Weekend Box Office

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 06:59 PM EDT

The high-testosterone action-comedy "Pain & Gain" powered its way to the top of the North American box office in its debut, knocking a Tom Cruise sci-fi adventure into second place, according to final figures released today.

Beverly Hills High Performing Arts Students Shine At JRAY Awards

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 05:44 PM EDT

Two Beverly Hills High School performing arts students won top honors over the weekend at the prestigious John Raitt Awards For Youth (JRAY) for their roles in the school's spring musical, The Secret Garden.

Lakers Swept By Spurs, Eliminated From NBA Playoffs

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 04:44 PM EDT

What center Dwight Howard described as a nightmare season for the Los Angeles Lakers season ended today as the San Antonio Spurs completed a four games to none sweep in their best-of-seven first-round series with a 103-82 victory at Staples Center.

Opening Statements Continue In Jackson Family Lawsuit Against AEG Live

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 04:44 PM EDT

Pop superstar Michael Jackson's death was caused by a combination of factors and the actions of multiple people, including the singer, but concert promoter AEG Live played a key role that led to Jackson's 2009 death from propofol intoxication, an attorney for the singer's family told a jury today.

Milken Global Conference Begins Today At Beverly Hilton

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 11:44 AM EDT

The three-day Milken Institute Global Conference begins today in Beverly Hills, with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Rwandan President Paul Kagame, Magic Johnson and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa among the participants.

CBS 2 Los Angeles

Authorities Believe Plane Crashes In Calabasas, Westlake Village Connected

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 10:13 PM EDT

Authorities believe two small plane crashes in Los Angeles County Monday afternoon are related.

Man, Woman Shot Multiple Times In South LA

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 09:40 PM EDT

Two people were shot multiple times Monday afternoon in South Los Angeles.

School’s Mistake Sends Students To Prom On Wrong Night

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 08:53 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON ( — Bloomington High School students arrived at Santa Anita Park on Saturday expecting to attend their prom, only to discover they were a week early, after a scheduling mix-up by the school. Santa Anita [...]

Police Pursuit Culminates In Tense Standoff With Suspect At Carson Home

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 07:54 PM EDT

A police pursuit Monday afternoon culminated in a tense standoff with a suspect at a Carson home.

Driver Who Hit Pedestrian Is Booked After Victim Dies In Hospital

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 07:15 PM EDT

A 54-year-old man who was hit by a car while crossing a South Los Angeles street died of his injuries, and the driver has been booked on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter, according to authorities.

Orange County Register

Police find pot-growing operation in Fountain Valley house

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 08:32 PM EDT

FOUNTAIN VALLEY - Police uncovered a sophisticated marijuana-growing operation in a Fountain Valley home Monday and seized more than 300 plants and about a pound of dried marijuana during a search of the residence.

Airstream rental with tow vehicle; nice sheets

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 08:25 PM EDT

Dicky Riegel is such an Airstream enthusiast that he "bleeds silver.

Retired Santa Ana officer who provided voice for Latinos dies

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 08:15 PM EDT

He's been thought of as the best police officer ever hired in Orange County.

O.C. surfers get respect at West Coast finale

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 08:10 PM EDT

Surfers from Orange County can go into summer knowing that they've earned the respect of their peers up and down the California coast.

Vietnamese community plans a cemetery for soldiers

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 08:07 PM EDT

WESTMINSTER - In a Vietnam military cemetery some 8,200 miles away from Orange County's Little Saigon, a large bronze statue used to stand as a national symbol.

The Press-Enterprise

HEMET: Police investigating car crash discover gunshot victim

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 04:57 PM EDT

The motive is unknown for the shooting, which occurred on Rosalia Avenue before the victim crashed a few blocks away

RIVERSIDE: Two killed in hit-and-run crash

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 11:57 AM EDT

Police are looking for the driver who ran a red light, hit a car and fled -- leaving an injured passenger in his own vehicle

Los Angeles Daily News

Bargain Hunter: High-energy workout lets everyone 'Dance It Out' under the stars

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 10:04 PM EDT

Billy Blanks Jr. and his wife, Sharon Catherine, lead a Friday night dance off with their "Dance It Out" family in tow.

Bargain Hunter: Free concert features sorrowful piano trio by Bedrich Smetana

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 10:03 PM EDT

The Jung Trio gives a free performance of the Czech composer Bedrich Smetana's one and only Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 15 at the next show in the Glendale Noon Concerts series, which takes place on the first and third Wednesday of each month.

Bargain Hunter: Theatricum Botanicum holds open house to kick off Summer Repertory Season

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 10:03 PM EDT

Theatricum Botanicum is kicking off its 40th Anniversary Summer Repertory Season with an open house the whole family can enjoy.

Bobblehead phenomenon drives sports ticket sales, excites collectors

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 10:03 PM EDT

At best ungainly and at worst unflattering caricatures of their subjects, bobbleheads are perhaps among the most curious examples of sports memorabilia, sporting a wobbling oversized head stuck on a miniature body. Gallery: Lomita bobblehead store

Two small, fixed-winged aircrafts hit ground

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 09:30 PM EDT

A federal investigation was underway Monday after two small, fixed-wing aircrafts appeared to have hit the ground within minutes of each other and about 10 miles apart.

NBC Los Angeles

Bill Would Ban "E-Cigarettes" Where Tobacco Is Already Prohibited

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 10:27 PM EDT

California lawmakers are scheduled to consider SB 648 Tuesday which would ban the increasingly popular "e-cigarettes" in the same areas where actual cigarettes are banned.

"He's Done Right": Support for Gay NBA Player Collins

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 08:27 PM EDT

Jason Collins' former high school speaks out after the basketball veteran becomes the first athlete in a major American team sport to announce he is gay.

Aircraft Debris Found on Site of Small Fire

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 08:12 PM EDT

Firefighters have spotted aircraft debris on the site of a small wildfire that was quickly extinguished in northern Los Angeles County.

Fund Created to Pay Young Hit-and-Run Victim's Medical Bills

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 07:57 PM EDT

The family is asking for help paying for their daughter's rising medical bills. Donations can be made at any Altura Credit Union under the name Carlie Rodriguez Fund, account no. 2382125, routing no. 322281235.

WeHo Filmmaker Charged with Conspiracy in Venezuela

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 07:27 PM EDT

An American filmmaker was formally charged late Saturday by Venezuelan officials who accuse him of paying right-wing groups to foment postelection unrest on behalf of U.S. intelligence. Photo Credit: AP

KABC-TV Los Angeles

Virgin Galactic spaceship takes first powered flight over Mojave

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 10:18 PM EDT

Virgin Galactic took a giant leap in space travel Monday when its SpaceShipTwo made its first powered flight above Mojave.

Valley Springs mourns murder of 8-year-old girl; search continues for killer

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 09:33 PM EDT

As the search continues for a suspect in the murder of an 8-year-old girl, the small NorCal town is mourning the death.

New audio describes final hours in Christopher Dorner manhunt

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 08:33 PM EDT

Newly released audio recordings give a minute-by-minute account of the final hours in the manhunt for Christopher Dorner.

Plane wreckage found near Calabasas brush fire

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 08:03 PM EDT

Plane wreckage was found in Calabasas Monday at the site of a small brush fire.

2 planes go down in Westlake Village, Calabasas

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 06:25 PM EDT

A small plane went down in Westlake Village and another crashed in Calabasas on Monday in what appear to be related incidents.

Daily Breeze

Judge sides with groundwater agency in Tesoro refinery dispute in Wilmington

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 09:33 PM EDT

The agency that manages the region's groundwater supply on Monday applauded a judge's decision ordering Wilmington's Tesoro refinery to pay overdue assessments.

Driver pleads not guilty in Manhattan Beach traffic fatality

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 09:33 PM EDT

A New York man pleaded not guilty Monday to a misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter charge stemming from a Nov. 1 collision with a motorcyclist, who died less than two months later as a result of his injuries.

Bobblehead phenomenon drives sports ticket sales, excites collectors

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 09:03 PM EDT

At best ungainly and at worst unflattering caricatures of their subjects, bobbleheads are perhaps among the most curious examples of sports memorabilia, sporting a wobbling oversized head stuck on a miniature body. Gallery: Lomita bobblehead store

Lawyer details Michael Jackson's struggle with drugs

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 08:48 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES - Michael Jackson's struggle against drug addiction was put on display Monday during opening statements at his mother's wrongful death case against concert giant AEG Live.

Gardena area independent coffee company is all about the social scene

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 08:48 PM EDT

When Pernilla Svensson moved to California from Stockholm two years ago, she missed her favorite cafe where she chatted and laughed with friends over coffee and pastries.

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