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Today's Local News for Beverly Hills CA :

Los Angeles Times

Academic performance drops statewide, but L.A. Unified improves

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 10:48 PM EDT

L.A. Unified posts the second-highest gain in academic performance among California's 10 largest school districts. California public schools lost ground this year in overall academic performance for the first time in a decade, but more than half met state goals for achievement on reading and math standardized tests, according to data released Thursday.        

Ban on therapy to 'convert' gay minors upheld

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 07:49 PM EDT

U.S. appellate panel upholds California's ban on so-called conversion therapy for gays, rejecting arguments that it violated the 1st Amendment or parents' rights. SAN FRANCISCO — California may enforce a new law that prohibits mental health professionals from trying to change a minor's sexual orientation, a federal appeals court decided unanimously Thursday.        

Tracing the historic margins of Los Angeles

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 01:34 AM EDT

A 'street historian' takes the curious on tours that wind through the immigration patterns of Boyle Heights and Monterey Park. Mickey Cohen on one block, ginseng tea on another. A tour bus pulled up outside of a sun-baked strip mall in Monterey Park and 30 sightseers stepped out.        

Rim fire containment expected by Sept. 10

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 01:34 AM EDT

Cooler temperatures, higher humidity and lighter winds are helping crews get a handle on the blaze that moved into Yosemite. GROVELAND, Calif. — The Rim fire should be fully contained by Sept. 10, a fire official said Wednesday, as lower temperatures, higher humidity and lighter winds allow crews to make headway against the sprawling blaze that has swept into Yosemite National Park.        

Pass rates up for online classes at San Jose State

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 01:04 AM EDT

The Cal State campus' project with Udacity sees better results in a summer session, boosting the touted program that saw problems with its initial spring courses. Students who took online classes in a summer program at San Jose State University performed better than those who took the same online classes in the spring, a result that is likely to provide a boost to a highly touted but problem ...

Canyon News

Canyon News - Tony Hawk's "Stand Up For Skateparks" Returns

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 09:11 PM EDT

BEVERLY HILLS — For the sixth year in a row, skateboard great, Tony Hawk, will hold his "Stand Up For Skateparks" event in Beverly Hills. For the 10 year anniversary of the event, "Stand Up For Skateparks" will take place at the Green Acres Estate on October 5.

Canyon News - Beverly Hills Centennial 100 Years, 100 Stories

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 08:26 AM EDT

BEVERLY HILLS—The city of Beverly Hills is turning 100 in 2014 and to celebrate their birthday the Beverly Hills Historical Society invites residents to be part of the celebration in the “Beverly Hills:100 Years, 100 Stories."

Canyon News - Police To Host Breakfast and Service Day

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013 11:26 PM EDT

BEVERLY HILLS — Residents of Beverly Hills, prepare your stomachs to be filled. On Sunday, September 22, the Beverly Hills Police Officers will play chefs for a day and make breakfast for as many residents as possible.

Beverly Hills Courier

Grandma’s Sports Stars

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 09:33 PM EDT

Longtime Beverly Hills resident Dorothea Adams (center) is pictured with he athletically gifted grandchildren Michelle Adams (left), a BHHS junior who plays volleyball, and baseballer Eli Adams, a Sierra Canyon High freshman. Both competed in this summer’s the Maccabi Olympic Games in Israel.

Happy Harley

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 09:32 PM EDT

Harley is an adorably sweet Papillion/King Charles Spaniel mix puppy that was rescued from a high kill L.A. Shelter and brought to Shelter Hope at Janss Marketplace. She is six months old, weighs 11-pounds, is spayed, and up to date on all her shots. Those interested in giving this little girl a loving home may contact Kira Lorsch at or call at 818-453 ...

John Dohm Fourth, Final School Board Candidate

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 09:31 PM EDT

John Dohm, the fourth and final candidate to join the race for a seat on the Beverly Hills Board of Education, is no stranger to school boards or elections. The son of an Illinois judge who served on the Chicago Board of Education, Dohm, a 47-year-old Beverly Hills resident with two children in the school district, told The Courier that he chose to file his candidacy papers at the urging of many ...

California API School Test Scores Released

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 09:02 PM EDT

Beverly Hills schools hit a bit of a roadblock this week in their effort to overhaul student test scores at BHUSD schools.

Sunshine Task Force Takes On Lobbyist Disclosure

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 09:01 PM EDT

Mayor John Mirisch’s Sunshine Task Force took steps Tuesday to shine a light on lobbyists registering within the City of Beverly Hills.

CBS 2 Los Angeles

Hunt Is On For Suspects Who Brutally Mugged 2 Men In Santa Ana

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 10:43 PM EDT

Police are looking for a group of suspects who brutally mugged two men in separate attacks in Santa Ana last week.

Local Seniors Learn Life-Saving Lessons With LAFD’s CERT Training

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 10:11 PM EDT

The LAFD's CERT Training Program is helping one elderly community in Compton to prepare for a disaster.

2 Shot Near Starbucks In San Pedro

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 09:58 PM EDT

Two people were shot near a Starbucks in San Pedro Thursday night.

Powerball Ticket Worth Nearly $870K Sold In Los Angeles

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 09:54 PM EDT

No tickets matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball draw but a lucky LA resident is now nearly $870,000 richer.

SUV Crashes Into Garden Grove Preschool

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 08:59 PM EDT

A woman crashed her sports utility vehicle into a Garden Grove preschool Thursday.

Orange County Register

Teachers prepare for new year

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 10:52 PM EDT

One week before the beginning of the school year at Emerson Parkside Academy, Stephanie Gonzalez had a small army in her classroom sorting papers and clearing out old books.

Report card: Beaches mostly clean in O.C.

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 10:21 PM EDT

If Orange County beaches were grade-school students, they'd be making their parents proud: 96 percent of them received "A" grades in an environmental group's latest report card.

Driver pleads not guilty in fatal hit-and-run crash

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 09:29 PM EDT

SANTA ANA - The man accused of killing two people in a hit-and-run crash near Cabrillo Park last week has pleaded not guilty to three felony charges and a misdemeanor related to the crash.

Water-main break closes Laguna Niguel road

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 09:12 PM EDT

LAGUNA NIGUEL - A quarter-mile stretch of road in Laguna Niguel was expected to be closed until 5 p.

Bankruptcy trustee sues loan broker Dan Harkey

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 08:51 PM EDT

The trustee for bankrupt Point Center Financial Inc.

The Press-Enterprise

LOMA LINDA: 2.8 earthquake shakes Inland region

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 01:15 PM EDT

2.8 earthquake rattles Loma Linda and surrounding cities Thursday morning

KABC-TV Los Angeles

Santa Ana attacks leave 2 injured; suspects sought

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 09:52 PM EDT

Authorities in Santa Ana are looking for the suspects behind a pair of attacks that left two men injured.

Los Angeles County needs dedicated foster parents

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 09:51 PM EDT

There is an urgent need for dedicated foster parents in Los Angeles County.

Cat with 9-inch fur sets Guinness World Record

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 09:42 PM EDT

He's quite the hair-raising local celebrity. Colonel Meow and his long locks made it into the Guinness World Records.

Convicted serial rapist to be released to Los Angeles County

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 08:36 PM EDT

A convicted serial rapist will be heading to Los Angeles County after he is released from Coalinga State Hospital.

Summer storm brings rain, hail to Southland

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 07:52 PM EDT

A summer storm drenched parts of Southern California Thursday, bringing hail, rain and triple-digit temperatures.

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