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Los Angeles Times

'Bling Ring' cop's job at risk

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 10:28 PM EDT

Brett Goodkin has been the subject of an internal L.A. police investigation over serving as technical advisor on Sofia Coppola's movie on the burglaries. A disciplinary panel will rule on his case. Los Angeles police officer Brett Goodkin is about to make his big-screen debut, playing a bit role as a cop in "The Bling Ring," Sofia Coppola's movie about fame-obsessed San Fernando Valley youths ...

Labor has helped L.A., but tweaks are still needed

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 09:58 PM EDT

Two SEIU leaders say they have made concessions to help the city deal with its budget crisis. But all of the city's public employee unions can do more. I think it's fair to say that the men sitting across the table from me Monday afternoon were not terribly happy with my recent work.        

Council OKs moving LAX runway as part of $4.76-billion upgrade

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 09:43 PM EDT

Supporters praise approval of the modernization project, but opponents promise another legal battle over moving the runway closer to homes. The ongoing modernization of Los Angeles International Airport gained momentum Tuesday when the City Council approved $4.76 billion in additional improvements, including a controversial plan to move the northernmost runway closer to homes in Westchester and ...

Parents rally to save classroom breakfasts

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 09:28 PM EDT

As L.A. school board support for the classroom breakfast program grows, about 100 people turn out to urge saving it after teachers voiced complaints. Union officials representing school cafeteria workers led a noisy rally of parents Tuesday to save a Los Angeles Unified classroom breakfast program that feeds nearly 200,000 children but was in danger of being axed after sharp criticism by ...

Grand Park filming fees temporarily lowered

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 08:59 PM EDT

Los Angeles County supervisors vote to reduce Grand Park filming fees to $5,000 a day to encourage production and gauge interest. Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to temporarily lower filming fees at their newly opened Grand Park downtown.        

Canyon News

Canyon News - 101 Freeway Crash Leaves Four Injured

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 06:11 PM EDT

HOLLYWOOD —According to authorities, a three vehicle crash on the Hollywood (101) Freeway has left four injured—two critically. Reported at 2:40 a.m. Friday, April 26, the crash occurred on the southbound side of the freeway near .

Canyon News - $50,000 Reward Offered For Hit-And-Run Suspect

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 05:11 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles Police Department held a news conference Tuesday morning, April 30, to announce a $50,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of a hit-and-run driver who killed 18-year-old bicyclist David Alexander Granados in Valley Glen last month.

Canyon News - Man Shot At Hollywood Nightclub

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 04:56 PM EDT

HOLLYWOOD—At approximately 1 a.m. on Monday, April 29, an argument at a Hollywood club provoked one customer to shoot another in the chest, according to police.

Canyon News - Malibu Brush Fire Contains Plane Wreckage

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 04:56 PM EDT

MALIBU—Amidst a brush fire near Mulholland Highway at Las Virgenes Road, L.A . County Fire Department is investigating what could be the vestigial signs of a possible plane wreckage.

Canyon News - Woman Dies In Westwood Car Crash

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 09:26 AM EDT

WESTWOOD—A two-vehicle crash in Westwood left one dead and three with minor injuries on Saturday, April 27 at around 5:55 p.m.

Beverly Hills Courier

Health Happenings —LA Galaxy Auction Package to Benefit CHLA

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 10:27 PM EDT

Bids accepted through Friday on the the auction package that includes a meet & greet with star Landon Donovan and 10 fieldside seats to Saturday's Galaxy game.

‘NCIS’, ‘Big Bang Theory’ Help CBS Top Television Ratings

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 06:12 PM EDT

A 1-2-3 finish by "NCIS," "The Big Bang Theory" and "NCIS: Los Angeles" helped make CBS the most-watched network for the ninth consecutive week and 15th time in 16 weeks.

$4.8 Billion LAX Airport Modernization Approved

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 06:12 PM EDT

The Los Angeles City Council signed off today on a long-debated, $4.8 billion plan to expand and modernize LAX, despite intense opposition from Westchester and Playa del Rey community groups that claim the project would increase traffic congestion and air pollution.

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Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 04:56 PM EDT

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Beverly Hills High Lacrosse Star Headed To Long Island University

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 02:12 PM EDT

Beverly Hills High Lacrosse player Dillon Watts made her college choice official Monday afternoon, signing her Letter of Intent to attend Long Island University on a Division I lacrosse scholarship.

CBS 2 Los Angeles

Lomita Man Selling Collection of 55,000 Dresses

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 10:20 PM EDT

GARDENA (CBSLA.com) — A Lomita man who built a massive collection of dresses over 56 years is putting the 55,000 frocks up for sale. Paul Brockmann began collecting dresses after he first laid eyes on his wife, [...]

Man Suspected Of DUI Dies After LAPD Stop

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 09:56 PM EDT

The Los Angeles Police Department said it will investigate the death of a DUI suspect who died after police used a stun gun on him.

High Cost Of Rescue Of Two Trabuco Hikers Raises Questions

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 09:55 PM EDT

The high-profile rescue of two teenaged hikers in Trabuco Canyon over Easter weekend was successful, but it was not cheap.

Firefighters Rescue Fontana Worker Trapped Under 1,000 Pounds Of Granite In Truck

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 09:21 PM EDT

Firefighters Tuesday rescued a Fontana worker trapped under 1,000 pounds of granite in a truck.

‘joinStampede’ Utilizes Social Media To Tackle Student Debt Crisis

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 09:01 PM EDT

JoinStampede.com is attempting to bring 100,000 people with student loans together in hopes of getting them refinanced at the same time.

Orange County Register

Gates award funds college for 12 O.C. teens

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 09:04 PM EDT

Twelve Orange County students have been named Gates Scholars, an honor that awards high-achieving students from ethnic and racial subgroups with college scholarships extending into graduate school.

Local teachers join lawsuit against unions

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 09:00 PM EDT

Four Orange County teachers have joined in a lawsuit against the state teachers union, challenging mandatory union membership and the process for members to opt out of paying fees that fund union political agendas.

Police: Man found in burning car committed suicide

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 08:51 PM EDT

ANAHEIM - Investigators have determined that a man whose body was found in a burning vehicle at an apartment complex earlier this month intentionally set the blaze that took his life, police said Tuesday.

Dock owners seek audit of Newport's Tidelands Fund

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 08:43 PM EDT

NEWPORT BEACH - The ongoing tussle between the city and the Dock Owners Association continues with the group's written request to state representatives asking for an audit of the city's Tidelands Fund.

Developer to reduce scope of industrial project

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 08:35 PM EDT

CYPRESS - The developer of a proposed major distribution center next to the Los Alamitos Race Course will reduce the number of trucks at the site after growing opposition, an official said Tuesday.

The Press-Enterprise

RIVERSIDE: Woman killed in hit-and-run identified

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 07:29 PM EDT

Tedra Morris, 39, of Moreno Valley, was one of two to die in a crash that police are calling a hit and run

BEAUMONT: Butane explosion blamed on drug-making

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 06:44 PM EDT

County officials say a homeowner was injured trying to extract THC from marijuana

RETAIL: Corona-based Monster sues over anti-caffeine crusade

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 06:35 PM EDT

San Francisco demanded that the company reduce the amount of caffeine in its popular energy drinks

NORCO: Home converted into pot-growing operation

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 04:28 PM EDT

Deputies serving search warrant discover 1,000 marijuana plants and a system to bypass electric meter

BEAUMONT: Woman sentenced for hiding murder suspect

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 02:47 PM EDT

Tanita Marie Baker had pleaded guilty to helping a woman accused of strangling her roommate

Los Angeles Daily News

Los Angeles City Council approves LAX runway shift proposal

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 09:17 PM EDT

Over the objections of mayoral candidate and council member Eric Garcetti, the Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to move forward with a proposal to change the runway configuration of Los Angeles International Airport.

LA County supervisors pass motion urging local control for ONT

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 09:03 PM EDT

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has joined more than 100 government entities and officials calling into question the management of L.A./Ontario International Airport and advocating it would be better under local control. Related: Two Los Angeles County supervisors push for local control of ONT | ONT special section View: Agenda item | Agenda amendment | Ontario letter | ARSAC letter

Credit Three Strikes law for L.A.'s drop in crime: Letters to the Editor for Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 08:48 PM EDT

I'm fed up with our police chief and politicians bragging about how they've lowered the crime rate in Los Angeles. -- Roger Greenwood, North Hollywood

The best pick for CD 6: Editorial endorsement

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 08:48 PM EDT

In too many cases, voters are faced with a choice between a bad candidate for office and someone even worse. Happily, this is not the case for voters in the San Fernando Valley's Council District 6.

Voters can't let LAUSD seat be bought: Elect Monica Ratliff

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 08:48 PM EDT

For a glimpse of what's wrong with politics in Los Angeles, look no further than the campaign to fill an open seat in the LAUSD's northeast San Fernando Valley district.

NBC Los Angeles

Taxpayers Likely to Foot $160K Bill for OC Hiker Rescue

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 09:58 PM EDT

It cost authorities more than $160,000 to conduct a multiday, multiagency search to find two teens who got lost in rugged terrain in Trabuco Canyon only to be found less than a mile from their car.

1,000-Pound Granite Slab Traps Man in Truck

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 09:28 PM EDT

Pinned between a massive slab of granite and the wall of a cargo container, a worker who appeared to aid in his own extrication was rescued Tuesday afternoon in Fontana.

Violent, Armed Robbery Caught on Video in Gardena

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 07:13 PM EDT

A violent, snatch-and-grab robbery was caught on tape in Gardena, and police are warning that this is just one case in what has become a trend.

LAPD Seeks Man Who Blew Kisses at Schoolchildren

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 05:44 PM EDT

Los Angeles police on Tuesday were seeking a man seen blowing kisses at children at a North Hills elementary school.

Five Injured When Car and School Bus Collide

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 05:28 PM EDT

A car and a school bus collided near the border of Chino and Ontario Tuesday afternoon, leaving five people in the smaller vehicle injured, authorities said. Photo Credit: Alex Vasquez

KABC-TV Los Angeles

Amanda Knox breaks silence in exclusive interview with ABC News' Diane Sawyer

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 10:46 PM EDT

With her freedom on the line as she awaits a new trial, Amanda Knox sits down with Diane Sawyer in an ABC News exclusive.

Los Angeles City Council approves divisive LAX runway plan

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 10:01 PM EDT

The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday approved a $4.8 billion modernization plan at Los Angeles International Airport.

Boston bombing suspect may be linked to Russian militants

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 09:17 PM EDT

Investigators say Tamerlan Tsarnaev may have been in touch with suspected militants while in Russia last year.

LA teachers: School breakfast program conditions flawed

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 09:01 PM EDT

Many teachers say there are problems with the LAUSD school breakfast program, and they want it either fixed or cut.

Raped 5-year-old girl dies in central India

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 07:02 PM EDT

A 5-year-old girl has died after being raped in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, an official said Tuesday.

Daily Breeze

Hard work, hardship leads to full-ride college scholarships for 3 Hawthorne High students

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 10:28 PM EDT

Despite their hardships - and, indeed, largely because of them - three seniors at Hawthorne High School were among 1,000 nationwide recipients of the Gates Millennium scholarship, a creation of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Torrance podiatrist ordered to stand trial for allegedly groping female patients

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 09:58 PM EDT

A 32-year-old hairstylist tearfully described in court Tuesday how a Torrance podiatrist pulled down her pants and underwear and squeezed her exposed breasts during an exam to obtain shoe inserts to soothe her aching feet.

Woman killed in crash with tow truck in Torrance

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 09:45 PM EDT

A 36-year-old woman died after her BMW collided with a tow truck in Torrance, police said Tuesday. The woman, whose name was withheld pending notification of relatives, was driving northbound on Palos Verdes Boulevard at 9:23 p.m. Monday when she hit the tow truck.

Angels Gate Lighthouse rehabilitation wins award

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 08:00 PM EDT

The $1.8 million rehabilitation of San Pedro's Angels Gate Lighthouse has received a first-place award from the Southern California chapter of the Construction Management Association of America.

My Turn: Los Angeles Kings bring happiness and normalcy to cancer survivor

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 08:00 PM EDT

At exactly this time last year, I underwent my first round of chemotherapy. The surgery to remove the cancer in my breast had been easier than I anticipated, but I was terrified of what was to follow.

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