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Pinkberry Co-Founder Arrested for Alleged Assault on Homeless Man

January 18, 2012

A founder of the Pinkberry frozen yogurt chain was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport Monday for allegedly attacking a homeless man along the Hollywood Freeway in June.  Young Lee, 47, was apprehended at about 2 p.m. Monday after arriving from Korea. He was arrested on a felony warrant for aggravated assault “related to an evening attack on a homeless beggar…on June 15, 2011,” according to the Los Angeles Police Department.  Lee and a companion got out of the car Lee was driving on Vermont Avenue near the Hollywood Freeway offramp to confront the homeless man because Lee thought the man had disrespected him by exposing a sexually explicit tattoo, according to the District Attorney’s Office.  Lee allegedly used a tire iron to beat the homeless man, who suffered a broken left forearm and several cuts to his head, according to the District Attorney’s Office.  Witnesses were able to describe the Range Rover the men were in and its license plate, which led to Lee, according to LAPD Lt. Paul Vernon. Police did not identify Lee’s alleged accomplice. “Witnesses picked out Lee from a photo display and a judge issued a warrant for his arrest,” Vernon said. “When federal databases alerted detectives that Lee was inbound on a flight from his native Korea on Jan. 16, detectives from [the LAPD’s fugitive] task force and the FBI met Lee at the airport and arrested him.”  Lee was released Tuesday on $60,000 bail and is scheduled to be arraigned Feb. 6 in Los Angeles Superior Court on one felony count of assault with a deadly weapon.  Convicted in 2001 for felony possession of a controlled substance and a misdemeanor for carrying a loaded firearm, Lee faces up to seven years in state prison if convicted on the aggravated assualt charge, according to the District Attorney’s Office.  A boxer-turned-architect, Lee co-founded Pinkberry with Shelly Hwang. Its first store opened in West Hollywood in 2005 and the low-calorie yogurt chain quickly grew. There are two locations in Beverly Hills: 9409 S. Santa Monica Blvd. and 240 S. Beverly Drive .    This article was compiled with information from City News Service. Be sure to follow  Beverly Hills  Patch on  Twitter  and “Like” us on  Facebook . Originally posted here: Pinkberry Co-Founder Arrested for Alleged Assault on Homeless Man

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Pinkberry Co-Founder Arrested on Assault Warrant at LAX

January 17, 2012

Co-founder of the popular frozen yogurt chain Pinkberry was arrested Monday afternoon at Los Angeles International Airport on an outstanding warrant for assault with a deadly weapon, the Los Angeles Police… Excerpt from: Pinkberry Co-Founder Arrested on Assault Warrant at LAX

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American Airlines Taking Off From Bob Hope Airport For Good

January 10, 2012
American Airlines Taking Off From Bob Hope Airport For Good

Burbank’s Bob Hope Airport is losing a major airline. American Airlines announced today they are ceasing operation in and out of BUR, though the decision does not stem from the financially troubled company’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, but rather just “normal business changes.” more › Read more from the original source: American Airlines Taking Off From Bob Hope Airport For Good

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Dozens of Beagles Rescued from Lab

November 24, 2011
Dozens of Beagles Rescued from Lab

A plane from Spain carrying 40 beagles landed Wednesday night at Los Angeles International Airport and then most of the dogs were taken to the North Hollywood home of an animal attorney. Read more: Dozens of Beagles Rescued from Lab

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NYC Plane Makes LAX Emergency Landing

November 24, 2011
NYC Plane Makes LAX Emergency Landing

An American Airlines flight bound for New York City’s Kennedy Airport returned without incident to Los Angeles International Airport nine minutes after it departed late Wednesday night because of a concern of a burning smell on the plane. See the article here: NYC Plane Makes LAX Emergency Landing

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Plan Ahead to Avoid Obama’s Motorcade

October 24, 2011

President Barack Obama is returning to Los Angeles Monday during rush-hour traffic for two fundraisers and a taping of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno . He is scheduled to depart SoCal for San Francisco mid-morning Tuesday.  Obama will arrive at LAX between 4:30-5 p.m. Monday. He will be flown from the airport by helicopter to the UCLA area to avoid the closure of the 405 Freeway, according to L.A. City Councilman Bill Rosendahl. From there the president will motorcade to Hancock Park for two fundraisers held that evening.  Rosendahl said motorists should be prepared for blockades on major east-west boulevards linking West Los Angeles with the Hancock Park area. “Sunset, Santa Monica, Pico and Olympic [boulevards] are under consideration for the route to Hancock Park for the fundraiser[s],” Rosendahl told KNX radio. Delays are also expected on major north-south avenues that cross those throughways, especially streets between the 405 Freeway and Highland Avenue.  On Tuesday morning the president will tape an appearance for Jay Leno’s late-night talk show, which is located at the NBC studios in Burbank. More delays are expected in the Cahuenga Pass and Burbank area.  The exact route of Obama’s motorcade will not be revealed, nor will the location of where the president is spending the night. He is scheduled to fly out of LAX at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday morning.  Rosendahl told KNX that he has been told by the Secret Service that there will be no hard road closuers. “After the president clears a certain location, they will immediately open up the streets,” he said. This story was compiled with information from City News Service. Be sure to follow Beverly Hills Patch on  Twitter  and “Like” us on  Facebook . Read more here: Plan Ahead to Avoid Obama’s Motorcade

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Son of Former LAFD Chief Arrested Trying to Smuggle Several Pounds of Pot on Flight From LAX

October 18, 2011
Son of Former LAFD Chief Arrested Trying to Smuggle Several Pounds of Pot on Flight From LAX

23-year-old Millage Jonathan Peaks, son of former Los Angeles Fire Chief Millage Peaks, was arrested early Sunday morning at Los Angeles International Airport, on charges he allegedly bribed a Transportation Security Administration agent so he could take several pounds of marijuana with him on a flight to Boston. more › Original post: Son of Former LAFD Chief Arrested Trying to Smuggle Several Pounds of Pot on Flight From LAX

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Raw Video: Bizarre Police Chase Ends at Airport

August 24, 2011
Raw Video: Bizarre Police Chase Ends at Airport

A drunk driving suspect, who led police on a high-speed chase that ended at a valet parking area at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, claims she was running because she thought the police chasing her were Nazis. (Feb. 23)

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