Tuesday, July 30, 2013

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Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 11:22 PM EDT

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Los Angeles Times

Carson declares emergency over contamination in housing tract

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 10:57 PM EDT

Carson's move is designed to increase the pressure on Shell Oil to clean up soil in Carousel tract. The firm denies health risk. skh/jlavally slotted        

Kevin James OKd for board seat after grilling by L.A. council

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 10:57 PM EDT

The Republican, nominated for the Board of Public Works, was questioned about past comments on immigration and climate change. After being grilled about controversial past statements on immigration and climate change, former Los Angeles mayoral candidate Kevin James was confirmed Tuesday as a member of the powerful Board of Public Works, which is expected to play a key role in Mayor Eric ...

L.A. still saying parkway vegetable gardens must go

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 10:42 PM EDT

Residents' parkway vegetable gardens, which two years ago Councilman Herb Wesson vowed to make legal, are a liability, L.A. says. First it was the rebel Abbie Zands, in Los Feliz, who ran afoul of L.A. City Hall. A few weeks later, Angel Teger of South Los Angeles incurred the wrath of the great bureaucracy.        

Adelanto school at center of parent trigger controversy opens

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 10:42 PM EDT

Parents used the state law to transform a public elementary school into a charter campus, Desert Trails Preparatory Academy. By June, the director says, students should be a year ahead of their peers. Fourth-grader Tiffany Duke said she was happy to hear her teacher announce that bullying would be strictly punished. Kathy Duncan is thrilled that her sixth-grade son will be placed in a regular ...

Student locked in room at DEA facility for 5 days to get $4.1 million

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 10:12 PM EDT

In a settlement, Daniel Chong, 25, will receive $4.1 million from the government after he was mistakenly left in a DEA interrogation room without food or water. SAN DIEGO— A college student mistakenly left in a Drug Enforcement Administration interrogation room for five days without food or water will receive $4.1 million from the federal government to settle his claim for maltreatment.        

Canyon News

Canyon News - Malibu Might Regulate Chain Stores

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 08:41 AM EDT

MALIBU —The Malibu Planning Commission intends to adopt an ordinance that would regulate the chain stores in the Civic Center .

Canyon News - “Simpsons” Co-Creator Terminally Ill, Plans Donations

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 08:11 AM EDT

HOLLYWOOD—Sam Simon, co-creator of “The Simpsons,” recently revealed in an interview his plans to donate an unspecified amount of millions to charity as he contends with terminal colon cancer. He was diagnosed in late 2012.

Beverly Hills Courier

The Eagles To Play At Inglewood Forum After $100 Million Renovation

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 07:17 PM EDT

The company that owns Madison Square Garden announced plans today to spend $100 million to renovate the Forum in Inglewood and reopen it as a concert and entertainment venue in January.

UCLA School of Nursing, CHLA Partner To Improve Kid’s Health

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 05:47 PM EDT

Collaboration between the UCLA School of Nursing and Children's Hospital Los Angeles will bring together nurses working in clinical practice, education and research to improve the health and well-being of children while advancing nursing practice.

Return of ‘Unforgettable’ Helps CBS to Fifth Consecutive TV Ratings Victory

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 05:18 PM EDT

"Unforgettable" had a winning return to television, finishing first in its time slot and helping CBS be the most-watched network for the fifth consecutive week, according to live-plus-same-day figures released today by Nielsen.

City of San Diego To File Suit Against Disgraced Mayor Filner

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 05:17 PM EDT

The City Council today unanimously authorized the filing of a cross-complaint against Bob Filner, a move designed to protect municipal coffers in connection with a sexual harassment lawsuit against the city and San Diego's embattled mayor.

Eddie Murphy To Reprise Role In ‘Beverly Hills Cop 4′

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 04:47 PM EDT

Eddie Murphy and Paramount Pictures are working together to bring Axel Foley back to the big screen for 'Beverly Hills Cop IV'. Originally, the plan was to revive the franchise as a sitcom. Filming was done throughout Beverly Hills over the last year, but plans fell through when the pilot wasn't picked up in the spring. Now, the plan is to bring it back to the big screen, reports Deadline ...

CBS 2 Los Angeles

Councilman Wants To Give Angelenos Free, Citywide Wi-Fi

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 10:29 PM EDT

A Los Angeles city councilman wants Angelenos to have access to free, citywide wireless Internet service.

Calif. Regulators Offer Rules For Car Sharing Services

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 09:56 PM EDT

California regulators have proposed new rules for the burgeoning ride or car sharing industry.

Mountain Fire 100 Percent Contained

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 09:17 PM EDT

The Mountain Fire, which scorched 27,531 acres near Idyllwild since it broke out July 15, was fully contained Tuesday.

Calif. Porn Maker To Stop Ben & Jerry’s Spoofs

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 09:06 PM EDT

The days of buying pornographic videos with names based on Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavors are over.

Fullerton Firefighter Arrested In Violence, Vandalism After US Open Of Surfing

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 08:46 PM EDT

City authorities confirmed Tuesday they are looking into the arrest of a Fullerton firefighter following violence and vandalism after the US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach Sunday.

Orange County Register

Can a city seize underwater mortgages?

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 09:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON - The San Francisco Bay Area city of Richmond is threatening to use its power of eminent domain to seize loans from investors if they reject its offer to buy 626 local mortgages that are "underwater," meaning the property is worth less than the amount the homeowner owes on it.

Hockey mom sentenced for sex with boys

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 08:47 PM EDT

SANTA ANA - A Laguna Niguel hockey mom convicted of sexual acts with two of her son's teammates was sentenced Tuesday to 16 months in prison and was expected to be released within days after being in custody since August 2012.

Bible club, school district settle lawsuit over fees

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 08:42 PM EDT

BUENA PARK - In a move to settle a lawsuit, the Buena Park School District will no longer charge religious nonprofit groups - so long as they are not worshipping - to use its facilities after school hours.

$134 million county Xerox contract put on hold

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 08:22 PM EDT

The Orange County Board of Supervisors hit the brakes on a $134 million Xerox contract Tuesday amid a flurry of concerns with price increases, a perceived threat by the corporate giant, and testimony from the county's rank-and-file workers that they could do the same job for less money.

Man shot, killed by Santa Ana officer

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 08:09 PM EDT

SANTA ANA - A man was shot and killed by a Santa Ana police officer Tuesday after fleeing from a disturbance at a restaurant, authorities said.

The Press-Enterprise

SAN BERNARDINO: 3 men charged in ambush on police

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 06:41 PM EDT

One suspect and a fourth man who was in the car during the shooting are still on the loose, police say

TEMECULA: Teacher’s aide returning to work after accepting plea deal

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 06:29 PM EDT

Tracy Betts, whose 12-year-old daughter was found naked near her car, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor and has regained custody of the girl, authorities said

TEMESCAL VALLEY: County supervisors oppose Corona’s annexation plan

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 06:11 PM EDT

A consultant says Riverside County could lose $5.5 million a year if the annexation is approved

TEMECULA: Wild taxi rates prompt 'meter shock'

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 05:17 PM EDT

The city lets the free market govern rates, meaning charges can vary by more than $1 per mile depending on the company

RED-LIGHT CAMERAS: Bill could defang programs by extending yellows

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 04:56 PM EDT

A bill to require longer yellow lights at intersections with the cameras is pending in the state Senate

Los Angeles Daily News

Jay Leno, Gloria Steinem and other celebs oppose isolating inmates at California prisons

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 10:55 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO - Celebrities including Jay Leno and Gloria Steinem have condemned the isolation of inmates to control gang violence at California prisons - a practice that sparked a hunger strike by hundreds of inmates.

Cat stows away in overseas freight container

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 10:55 PM EDT

BALDWIN PARK - A stowaway cat that survived a 6,400-mile sea voyage from the Philippines locked inside a freight container now needs a new home.

Money Manners: Perfect gift, not a perfect price

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 10:50 PM EDT

Question: Two friends and I recently decided to go in together on a baby gift for our former yoga teacher. "Amy" volunteered to find the present and said she expected to spend about $45.

2 men injured, vehicle plunges 400 feet over side of Angeles Crest Highway

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 10:40 PM EDT

LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE - Two men were injured this morning when the vehicle they were in went 400 feet over the side of the Angeles Crest Highway in La Cañada Flintridge, authorities said.

San Antonio Winery in Ontario debuts Stella Rosa Black

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 10:35 PM EDT

ONTARIO -- San Antonio Winery is capping one of several recent expansions by unveiling a new flavor in its Stella Rosa line Wednesday.

KABC-TV Los Angeles

Bank executive Brian Mulligan files $20M lawsuit against LAPD

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 10:49 PM EDT

A bank executive is suing the LAPD for $20 million over claims officials tried to discredit him following his arrest.

Time Warner Cable, CBS extend deadline for deal to Friday

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 09:49 PM EDT

Time Warner Cable and CBS extended their negotiating window to Friday after TWC threatened to drop CBS stations Monday.

California prison hunger strike: Inmates and supporters urge Governor Jerry Brown to act

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 09:34 PM EDT

Demonstrators met at the State Capitol urging Governor Brown to resolve the hunger strike plaguing California prisons.

Loud boom in Orange County: Illegal fireworks suspected

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 09:19 PM EDT

A loud boom rattled windows and nerves in Orange County. What was it? Investigators spent the day combing for clues.

Glendale's 'comfort woman' statue unveiled

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 08:42 PM EDT

The unveiling in Glendale of a monument to honor so-called 'comfort women' from World War II is prompting complaints.

Daily Breeze

Peninsula Seniors land permanent home in Rolling Hills Estates

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 10:47 PM EDT

On Tuesday, Peninsula Seniors, the nonprofit group that serves about 1,000 seniors, primarily on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, announced it will move by year's end into hopefully permanent quarters at The Village strip mall opposite the Promenade of the Peninsula mall in Rolling Hills Estates.

Kevin James, four others appointed to Los Angeles Board of Public Works

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 10:47 PM EDT

The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday confirmed the appointments of former mayoral candidate Kevin James and four other people to the Board of Public Works.

New owners vow to return Inglewood's Forum to greatness as a concert venue

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 10:32 PM EDT

The Madison Square Garden Co. on Tuesday announced plans to pump $100 million into the Forum in Inglewood in an effort to return the arena to its heyday as a premier concert venue. Videos inside: Touring the renovations. Photos: Revitalization of Forum in Inglewood

San Pedro will celebrate port town's 125th anniversary

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 09:32 PM EDT

San Pedro isn't a city anymore. But this weekend it's going to party like one. Related Story: The Diroccos: Early San Pedro settlers built fishing industry into town's legacy

Torrance suicide victim who jumped from hospital parking structure identified

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 08:17 PM EDT

A man who jumped to his death from a parking structure adjacent to Torrance Memorial Medical Center was identified Tuesday as a Rolling Hills Estates man.

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