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An off-duty officer was kicked in the head inside a Walgreens in Hollywood Monday.
A double homicide investigation is underway Monday after a man and woman were found dead by the mans roommate at a Newport Beach home.
A mountain lion was on the loose in Glendora Sunday, prompting a major scare among residents.
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Studio City, CA 91604 Directions
A lawsuit was filed against former Los Angeles Lakers coach, and current Sacramento Kings coach, Luke Walton, claiming he sexually assaulted a former colleague.
Monday the El Camino College community memorialized a student killed last week in a DUI crash. Laurie Perez reports.
Ranger Mathieu Shamavu, who is part of an anti-poaching unit, took a photo with the two orphaned female gorrillas in Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
A man in his 40s was wounded Monday night after shots were fired in Granada Hills.
A bill to help end discrimination of hair-grooming rules in the workplace and schools passed the Senate floor Monday in a unanimous vote.
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Universal City, CA 91608 Directions
As we celebrate Earth Day, we cant forget about the other lives that take up our planet. About 1,500 species are listed as endangered or threatened in or near the United States, according to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services Environmental Conservation Online System.Photo Credit: AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach
A good Samaritan who took down a potential fire starter says the fear of another massive wildfire forced him to take action.Behind the wheel of an SUV, Richard Lazenby says he saw a man thought to be setting fires in the Sepulveda Pass on Sunday.I said, What the eff are you doing He turns and looks at me and says, Im effing destroying everything.Fearing the worst Lazenby went after the man.We stumbled over into this brush on the side and I finally got on top of him, pinned his arms down and sat on top of him, he said.Lazenby was with his wife and kids on their way home from Easter church service when the incident happened Sunday. They remember the Skirball Fire from December 2017 forced evacuations around the Getty Center. The Lazenbys left their home in Beverly Crest that day. Richard didnt want a repeat.Im proud that I did it. Im proud that I was able to hopefully stop more destruction. And that my kids could see that sometimes being a leader and doing the right thing can be dirty work.He held the unidentified man down for 15 minutes until Los Angeles police arrived, only letting the suspect sit up for a moment, when he promised not to fightback anymore. Lazenby says the fight to protect his neighborhood was worth it.
A man ordered to stay away from a Watauga, Texas home is dead after opening fire on police Monday from inside the residence. Police also found the woman who lived at the home dead, apparently of a homicide.Watauga police said they were called to a home on the 6500 block of Wooddale Drive at about 10:30 a.m. Monday over a reported violation of a protective order. Police Investigating After 4 Bodies Found in Texas Home It was there that officers confronted a man they said was not supposed to be there. According to police the man picked up a shotgun and exchanged fire with officers before he retreated inside.SWAT officers arrived a short time later and entered the residence to find him dead from an apparent gunshot wound. Officers also found the body of a woman inside the home. Couple Get 7 Years in Prison Each for Enslaving Guinean Girl The identities of the man and woman and the relationship between them has not been confirmed.Police said the womans daughter is the one who called police to report the protective order violation. The daughter told police the man was sleeping inside her mothers residence. Supreme Court to Take Up LGBT Job Discrimination Cases Photo Credit: NBC 5 News
A local non-profit for domestic violence survivors donated $20,000 to the San Diego Humane Society Monday to start a program for survivors and their pets.Kathys Legacy Foundation presented its donation at 11 a.m. Monday at the San Diego Humane Societys shelter on Gaines Street just outside Mission Bay. Armed Border Groups Leader Said to Have Assassination Plans Sadly, domestic violence victims feel forced to stay in abusive homes because they dont want to subject their animals to continued abuse, if left behind, Dr. Gary Weitzman, president and CEO of the San Diego Humane Society, said in a release. For that reason, it is crucial they have a safe place to turn with their pets.Kathleen Kathy Scharbarth, 34, was found strangled to death over the Thanksgiving weekend in 2011. Her ex-boyfriend was arrested on kidnapping and murder charges, which he pleaded not guilty to, before dying by suicide in a Vista jail on March 3, 2012. DC Heads to 100 Renewable Energy, a Symbolic Move for the Country Her ex-boyfriend, Michael David Robles, had a history of physical abuse, according to court documents.She was a victim of domestic violence. Kathys daughter, Madison, and her yellow Lab, Lady, were present in the home when she was murder, said Ginny Scharbarth, co-founder and executive director of Kathys Legacy Foundation. We are committed to revive hope, restore normalcy, and inspire dreams in the lives of children and their pets impacted by domestic violence. Samsung Delays Folding Phone Launch After Breaking Issues Ginny Scharbarth said Lady was like another daughter to Kathy Scharbarth.They dont want to leave their pets, but theyre in an abusive situation -- what do you do You stay for your pets as if you would stay for your children. So, this is going to make a difference for them to have a safe haven, Ginny Scharbarth said.Kathy Scharbarth and Lady were inseparable. They enjoyed long walks, cuddling, and lying in the sun. Kathy Scharbarth even spoiled Lady with turkey bacon and scrambled eggs. Lady was even kicked out of a few training classes, Ginny Scharbarth said with a smile.Sadly, Lady witnessed Kathys murder. It was evident she missed Kathy by her somber demeanor. Lady was a victim of domestic violence as well, said Ginny Scharbarth.Weitzman said there is a direct link between animal violence and violence that extends to humans.A domestic violence program is absolutely essential in taking in the fact that its not just the victims of domestic violence that need safe housing, but its also the animals that prevent them from finding that housing, the San Diego Humane Society CEO said. Animals like Lady, who really was Kathys daughter, I would say, at that time, and meant the world to her, who made it very difficult for her to seek housing and safety in a situation that was more dangerous than she or her family even knew.The $20,000 will go toward a new domestic violence program, according to Kathys Legacy Foundation.In September of 2012, then California Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill known as Kathys Law into law that strengthened restraining orders by allowing judges to order GPS monitoring devices for domestic violence suspects found to pose a threat to an alleged victim.In 2014, the Scharbarth family created Kathys Legacy Foundation with the intentions of turning their tragedy into hope for others.How do you not smile This is her legacy. Im smiling -- Im proud, Ginny Scharbarth told NBC 7.April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month, which the foundation said was the perfect time to announce the partnership.Photo Credit: Kathys Legacy Foundation
Alicia Fraser-Stanley says she was 18 attending the University of Southern California when she went for an appointment with former school gynecologist George Tyndall.His hands were wandering nowhere near where they should have been wandering, Fraser Stanley said. I told him my ovary is nowhere near there. USC Confirms Investigation Into Longtime Gynecologist Cynthia Jansen was also a young college student in 1989 when she says she was touched inappropriately by Tyndall.It was invasive, said Jansen, a former USC student. First thing I thought was, My god, thats the guy. Sometimes it does take over 10 years or almost 20 years in my case to feel like you are back to yourself again. $215 Million USC Settlement Related to Gynecologist Includes Sweeping School Reforms They are among a growing number of people pushing for a new state law that would allow more alleged victims of sex assaults to sue the university by extending the statute of limitations which sets a time limit for filing a lawsuit after an alleged incident.On Tuesday many former students, including Fraser-Stanley, plan to go to Sacramento and call for a change in state law. The assembly committee is set to review the bill, AB1510. Both Alicia and Fraser-Stanleys alleged incidents with Tyndall are outside of the statute of limitations. The women say they want a chance to have their stories heard in court. They have filed a lawsuit, but before it can move forward they have to successfully argue that the current statute of limitations should not apply in their case. It is a big issue, according to their attorney, who also believes that they have grounds to legally move forward. Grand Jury Hearing Evidence Against gainst Dr. George Tyndal The two women say they are speaking out about what happened after hundreds of reports of sexual misconduct and sexual abuse allegations against Tyndall surfaced, who denies all allegations of sexual assault and inappropriate behavior.Lawmakers in the state capitol are looking to remove time restrictions when there is a sexual assault or misconduct claim by a doctor that occurs at a student health center.Its very focused, said Brian Kabateck, an attorney for the women. It simply says one year beginning in January of 2020 to file a lawsuit if you believe you are a victim of this particular incident. We are not saying that if this legislation passes, these women automatically win millions of dollars. No quite the contrary. It says the courthouse doors are open to them.A spokesperson for USC says the attempt to change the law is about money. USC says the expected minimum of their settlement is $2,500 to $250,000.In a letter to lawmakers provided to the I-Team, USC argues ... Some in the plaintiffs bar are seeking larger settlements and more leverage. Why should the rules be changed for them ...The letter points to an existing $215 million federal class-action settlement involving more than 14,000 people currently in the works, adding the settlement will offer a remedy to every single plaintiff that has been impacted by Dr. Tyndall But a judge wants more details about payments and campus reforms before the settlement can move forward.The women, meanwhile, want to say what they did not decades back.I was a mess and its taken me all this time to recover, Jansen said. Im sitting here by myself today but I dont feel like Im alone in any of this.Photo Credit: Richard Vogel/AP File
5199 E Pacific Coast Hwy
Long Beach, CA 90804 Directions
THE BALLOTS ARE IN and here are the results of our 18th annual contest. This year the contest is again in two parts with this part devoted to medical and other professional services. Ballots for part two dining, entertainment and retail will appear in our July issues. Readers whose names are drawn to receive prizes from contest sponsors are listed on page 7. Special thanks to the sponsors for making this contest possible. Winning businesses that missed our deadline for thank you ads still have time to do so in our next issues call 562 597-8000 for details.MedicalBest Animal Hospital: Gold Primary Care Animal Hospital & VCA Los Altos Animal HospitalBest Dentist Family: Gold Emery & Emery, DDS Silver Bruce Baral, DDSBest Dentist Oral Surgery: Gold Dustin Rowe, DDSBest Dentist Orthodontics: Gold HD Orthodontics & Mark Garlington, DDSBest Dentist Pediatric: Gold Cortez & AssociatesBest Doctor Acupuncture: Gold Ping Chao AcupunctureBest Doctor Chiropractic: Gold Life Choice ChiroBest Doctor Dermatology: Gold Heller Dermatology & Bryna Kane, MDBest Doctor Family: Gold Marvin Zamost, MDBest Doctor OB/GYN: Gold Ingrid Lin, MDBest Doctor Ophthalmology: Gold Hertzog Eye CenterBest Doctor Optometry: Gold Pat Lauro OptometryBest Doctor Pediatrics: Gold Pediatric Medical Center & Columbia PediatricsBest Doctor Podiatry: Gold Victoria Foley, DPM & Marjorie Miller-Khawam, DPMBest Home Care: Gold Keen Home Care & Home Instead Senior CareBest Hospital Acute Care: Gold Long Beach Memorial Medical CenterBest Medical Group: Gold MemorialCare Los Altos & Healthcare PartnersBest Urgent Care Center: Gold MemorialCare Los AltosMiscellaneous ServicesBest Dance School: Gold Los Altos Dance Center Best Accountant Bookkeeping: Gold Wendy ONeilBest Accountant CPA: Gold Richard E Fagan, CPA Silver Sawin & KotaniBest Accountant Tax Preparation: Gold Richard E Fagan, CPABest Architect: Gold RPP ArchitectsBest Athletic Club: Gold YMCA of Greater Long Beach Silver 24 Hr Fitness CenterBest Attorney Business: Gold Law Office of Katherine LizardoBest Attorney Criminal: Gold Richard L. PolandBest Attorney Wills & Estates: Gold Jennifer N. Sawday & South Bay Elder LawBest Auto Repairs: Gold Toms AutoBest Bank Independent: Gold Farmers & Merchants BankBest Car Wash: Gold Bixby Knolls Car Wash & Circle Marina Car WashBest Career Training: Gold Long Beach City CollegeBest Carpet Cleaning: Gold Aero-Clean LandrethBest Computer Repair: Gold Modern ComputerBest Contractor Electrical: Gold EW Electric & Anderson ElectricalBest Contractor General: Gold Wrights LaborBest Contractor HVAC: Gold Thomson Air ConditioningBest Contractor Painting: Gold Wrights LaborBest Contractor Pest Control: Gold Premium Pest Control, America West Termite & HydrexBest Contractor Plumbing: Gold J & D Plumbing, Petes Plumbing & Primo PlumbingBest Contractor Roofing: Gold Cal Coast RoofingBest Credit Union: Gold LBS Financial Credit Union Silver SchoolsFirst FCUBest Day Nursery: Gold Long Beach Day NurseryBest Day Spa: Gold Mr & Ms Day SpaBest Dry Cleaner: Gold Continental Cleaners Silver Happy Hanger CleanersCategory: News
By:Kirt RamirezThe Community Hospital Long Beach Foundation pledged a gift of $1 million to the City of Long Beach to go toward the reopening of Community Hospital Long Beach CHLB.CHLB Foundation Board of Directors agreed unanimously to give the money to the city and the City Council accepted the donation during its April 2 council meeting. The CHLB Foundation raised the resources through donations and fundraisers.We want to thank the CHLB Foundation Board of Directors for their generous donation to support reopening Community Hospital, Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia said in a statement. Reestablishing an emergency room in East Long Beach is a priority for the entire city and we deeply appreciate their commitment to creating a safer community for everyone.Ray Burton, chair of the CHLB Foundation Board, said in a statement: The City of Long Beach has engaged the architecture firm Perkins & Will to develop plans for a seismic retrofit of CHLB. These plans will be developed in partnership with Molina, Wu, Network, LLC, MWN through the ground lease agreement to achieve state approval for operation of an acute care hospital. The Foundations gift supports this objective.The City of Long Beach and healthcare group MWN will work together with the community in a public-private partnership under the agreement and plan to retrofit, restore and reopen the hilltop hospital at 1720 Termino Ave., which closed last July.Representatives of the foundation have taken part in all major discussions related to the lease of the CHLB campus, states a Foundation press release. The Community Hospital master plan and the vision for the site will now be developed with continuing community input and support.In consideration of the gift to the city, the Foundation will have access to renderings and drawings of the restored facility for promotional and philanthropy purposes, the release adds.The Foundation established the Fund to Reopen Community Hospital, CHLB Foundation Executive Director Matthew Faulkner said in a statement.As we look back on all of our collective efforts and myriad of accomplishments, together we can be assured that with your continued help and support we will achieve our objective of a re-imagined CHLB a place that will serve all of us for many years to come, Faulkner said. Thank you for your continued support.The City of Long Beach and MWN recently reached an agreement regarding CHLB. If things go as planned, the hospital will reopen this summer.Pending final approval from the state, were anticipating to begin seeing patients in July, MWN spokesman Brandon Dowling said through email.For more information about the CHLB Foundation, or to donate to the Fund to Reopen Community, people can visit www.chlbfoundation.org.kirtbeachcomber.newsCategory: News
By:Steve PropesIts been going strong for over 40 years. A large section of Shoreline Drive is closed down in anticipation of the 45th edition of the Grand Prix, attracting tens of thousands of IndyCar race fans to downtown Long Beach from April 12 through April 14.The new title sponsor, Acura has taken the place of Toyota Motors, which after forty years, has moved its headquarters from Torrance to Texas, thus dropping out. The move was telegraphed when Toyota dropped the pro/celebrity race in 2017. In the past, names like Bruce Jenner, Ted Nugent, Donny Osmond and Adam Corolla have won the celebrity side of the race that banged up more than its share of rides and excitement.Practice of the IndyCars will begin on Friday at 10 a.m. Along with other car and truck races, drift cars practice at 6:45 p.m. Drift has been part of the Grand Prix since 2005, the races will be on Friday and Saturday evening. Other events include a Friday night rock concert, a lifestyle expo and a kids zone with go-karts.The main event, the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach will start on Sunday at 1:42 p.m. and end at about 3:30 p.m.As with all past Grand Prix events, parking is a major challenge. Street parking anywhere near the race will be non-existent. Be aware of road closures or lane reductions, such as Alamitos Boulevard at Second Street. Public transportation is limited as the Blue Line is undergoing upgrading and is currently shut down. For those using Long Beach Transit, lines 91 and 93 are the best bet, going from east Long Beach to downtown, where a Passport bus is a free ride to the race entrance.Parking is available in the Marina lot, located on the south side of Shoreline Drive behind several grandstands. Enter off Ocean Boulevard and Alamitos Avenue. Passes are sold on a three-day basis. Parking is also available in the Shoreline lot, located west of the race circuit at the end of the 710 Freeway. A general admission three-day pass costs $95, or $147 for reserved seating. Single day tickets are also available from $33 on Friday to $90 on Sunday. Kids under 12 get free general admission with a paying adult. For more information, call the ticket office at 888-827-7333.stevebeachcomber.newsCategory: News
By:Steve Propes When Bodells Shoe Store opened at whats now known as Parkview Village, Ike was president, Alaska had just become a state and Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper had perished in an Iowa field, the Day the Music Died.Contemporary businesses like Thriftimart, Bob Adams, PD Carol Department Store, Roses Hardware, Thrifty Drug, Pan American Caf, Bergmans Radio and TV, Benchleys Gifts, all manner of successful retail store-fronts have come and gone.Current owner, Richard Bodell said his father, Lew Bodell worked at a full service gas station in Salt Lake City. An executive from the company that owned Leeds Shoes was so impressed by the service my dad gave him, he offered him a job. The only catch was hed have to move to California. He decided it was better than washing windows and checking oil. Bodell made the Leeds store in Long Beach the top producing California store. When they gave him an award, the executive whispered if you fail to perform, we can replace you.At that juncture, March 1, 1959, Bodell opened his own store. Richard Bodell bought the business from him over 20 years ago.Business was strong for a number of years, but, according to Bodell, Its been tough since 2008. At the end of 2007, we were just south of $1 million, but weve not been close since. The dip in the economy in 2008 and online competition have been major factors.Bodell tried online marketing, but gave that up about four years ago. Small business, thats your middle class. People that take a risk, open up a store to show the value of human encounter. Its nice to have a one and one. He has one full time, two part time employees and hires young people from both colleges and high schools.Management of Parkview Village named two routes through the center in honor of Jacks Shoe Repairs Richard Brown and Lew Bodell. It had a historical meaning, a sense of accomplishment, said Bodell. Its hard to stay in here for 60 years.Bodell emphasizes good product and customer service. I try to give the best customer service. We fit and measure feet, all kinds of things, and offer a product that serves the needs of the customer, be it orthopedic or other specialized service. Follow-up services include everything from repair to shining shoes. It keeps me on my toes. If the soles split, Ill resole them.The store carries brands made in the U.S., Europe or Israel. Some brands have changed. For instance, Clarks made a quality shoe from 1965 to 1990, but when the family closed their manufacture in England and Ireland, the brand moved to China, which has compromised the quality of the shoe.Styles are recycled, so much you can do. Fashion works in a circular fashion, 70s platforms for women are back now. Its a matter of holding on to things long enough.stevebeachcomber.newsCategory: News
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