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Sunset Bridge Utility Work to Cause More Street Closures

February 13, 2012

A portion of Sunset Boulevard and Church Lane will be closed nightly for a month starting Wednesday due to utility work on the Sunset Bridge, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Details for street closures are as follows: Start Date:  Wednesday, Jan. 4 Work/Full Closure Hours:  10 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly Work Days:  Monday through Friday Duration:  Four weeks Streets that will be closed overnight are as follows: Sunset Boulevard between Barrington Avenue and Veteran Avenue Church Lane north of Sunset Boulevard to the southbound 405 Freeway ramps Church Lane south of Sunset Boulevard to Kiel Street Northbound 405 ramps at Sunset Boulevard Southbound 405 ramp at eastbound Sunset Boulevard Metro officials said the Sunset Bridge will remain open during the day but that it may close as early as 7 p.m. Detours due to the overnight utility work will be as follows: Westbound Sunset Boulevard Traffic:  Detoured to southbound Veteran Avenue to westbound Wilshire Boulevard, to northbound Barrington Avenue and back to Sunset Boulevard. Eastbound Sunset Boulevard Traffic:  Detoured to southbound Barrington Avenue, to eastbound Wilshire Boulevard, to northbound Veteran Avenue and back to Sunset Boulevard. Church Lane Traffic:  Detoured to Sepulveda Boulevard. Local access for residents will be maintained and emergency responders will have access to the area. In addition, pedestrians will be rerouted to a safe area. According to Metro, crews will also be doing utility relocation work on Sepulveda Boulevard between Montana Avenue and Moraga Drive beginning Wednesday. Officials say the work will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily for 20 days. Metro did not indicate that there would be any closures due to the utility work on Sepulveda Boulevard. However, a press release warned of unusual drilling noise in the area. Closures and construction  are subject to weather conditions. For the latest information, visit the Metro website . Be sure to follow Beverly Hills Patch on  Twitter  and “Like” us on  Facebook . View original post here: Sunset Bridge Utility Work to Cause More Street Closures

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Week in Review: Ron Paul Art, Bank Robbery Arrest and Karen Christiansen Sentencing

January 8, 2012

Ron Paul street art was spotted last week in Beverly Hills. Read about that and more in the top stories from Jan. 1-7. 1. A pop-art portrait of GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul was affixed to a city-owned sculpture. City staffers  removed it  Tuesday. 2. The person allegedly responsible for a string of arsons in nearby communities was identified as Harry Burkhart , a 24-year-old German national living in Hollywood. 3. The Blockbuster store on South Robertson Boulevard is closing for good at the end of January. 4. Beverly Hills police arrested the man allegedly responsible for the  robbery of a North Beverly Drive bank . 5. Former Beverly Hills Unified School District facilities director Karen Christiansen was sentenced to  four years and four months in prison  after being found guilty on four felony conflict of interest charges. Also, a reader sent in a photo of a Santa Monica Boulevard motorcycle crash . Be sure to follow  Beverly Hills  Patch on  Twitter  and “Like” us on  Facebook . Read more here: Week in Review: Ron Paul Art, Bank Robbery Arrest and Karen Christiansen Sentencing

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Prosecutors Consider Charges in Arson Case

January 4, 2012
Prosecutors Consider Charges in Arson Case

Prosecutors might decide Wednesday on charges in the case of a 24-year-old German man accused in a series of arson attacks that began last week. See the original post here: Prosecutors Consider Charges in Arson Case

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‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Recap: Boobs and a Break-Up

January 4, 2012
‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Recap: Boobs and a Break-Up

I think we all learned an important lesson last night, amirite ladies? If you want to upstage someone who’s announcing their divorce on reality television, what you have to do is appear practically naked in every scene. Thank you, Brandi, for that immeasurably useful bit of information. more › The rest is here: ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Recap: Boobs and a Break-Up

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Mother of Arson Suspect in Federal Custody on German Warrant

January 4, 2012

The mother of arson suspect Harry Burkhart is wanted in Germany on 19 counts of fraud, including charges that she bilked apartment renters out of security deposits and failed to pay for breast-augmentation surgery, according to Los Angeles federal court papers unsealed Tuesday.  Dorothee Burkhart appeared in federal court for a detention hearing, but the proceeding has been delayed until Friday to give her time to hire an attorney.  According to various reports, her arrest last week may have led to her son’s alleged arson spree in which more than 50 fires were set in the Los Angeles area. Harry Burkhart, 24, allegedly launched into a tirade during his mother’s court hearing last week, a police official told the Los Angeles Times . A German national living in Hollywood, he is being held without bail in downtown Los Angeles on suspicion of arson of an inhabited dwelling and is tentatively scheduled to make a court appearance in Van Nuys on Wednesday.  “I hate America,” Harry Burkhart said as he was being arrested, ABC News reported.  In court, Dorothee Burkhart reportedly asked loudly for her son several times, repeating in heavily accented English, “Where is my son? What did you do to my son?”  At one point, the distraught woman, who is in her early 50s, spoke of “German Nazis.” She said that her son is “mentally ill” and has “disappeared.”  A warrant for Dorothee Burkhart’s arrest was issued in Germany in 2007, according to court papers. She is accused of subletting apartments she did not own, failing to pay rent and security deposits on other locations, and of defrauding a Frankfurt cosmetic surgeon out of the equivalent of about $10,000 for breast augmentation surgery she never paid for, according to a provisional arrest warrant. This report has been compiled with information from City News Service. Be sure to follow Beverly Hills Patch on  Twitter  and “Like” us on  Facebook . See the original post: Mother of Arson Suspect in Federal Custody on German Warrant

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Mother of Arson Suspect in Federal Custody on German Warrant

January 4, 2012

The mother of arson suspect Harry Burkhart is wanted in Germany on 19 counts of fraud, including charges that she bilked apartment renters out of security deposits and failed to pay for breast-augmentation surgery, according to Los Angeles federal court papers unsealed Tuesday.  Dorothee Burkhart appeared in federal court for a detention hearing, but the proceeding has been delayed until Friday to give her time to hire an attorney.  According to various reports, her arrest last week may have led to her son’s alleged arson spree in which more than 50 fires were set in the Los Angeles area. Harry Burkhart, 24, allegedly launched into a tirade during his mother’s court hearing last week, a police official told the Los Angeles Times . A German national living in Hollywood, he is being held without bail in downtown Los Angeles on suspicion of arson of an inhabited dwelling and is tentatively scheduled to make a court appearance in Van Nuys on Wednesday.  “I hate America,” Harry Burkhart said as he was being arrested, ABC News reported.  In court, Dorothee Burkhart reportedly asked loudly for her son several times, repeating in heavily accented English, “Where is my son? What did you do to my son?”  At one point, the distraught woman, who is in her early 50s, spoke of “German Nazis.” She said that her son is “mentally ill” and has “disappeared.”  A warrant for Dorothee Burkhart’s arrest was issued in Germany in 2007, according to court papers. She is accused of subletting apartments she did not own, failing to pay rent and security deposits on other locations, and of defrauding a Frankfurt cosmetic surgeon out of the equivalent of about $10,000 for breast augmentation surgery she never paid for, according to a provisional arrest warrant. This report has been compiled with information from City News Service. Be sure to follow Beverly Hills Patch on  Twitter  and “Like” us on  Facebook . See the original post: Mother of Arson Suspect in Federal Custody on German Warrant

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‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Recap: Boobs and a Break-Up

January 4, 2012
‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Recap: Boobs and a Break-Up

I think we all learned an important lesson last night, amirite ladies? If you want to upstage someone who’s announcing their divorce on reality television, what you have to do is appear practically naked in every scene. Thank you, Brandi, for that immeasurably useful bit of information. more › The rest is here: ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Recap: Boobs and a Break-Up

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Arson Suspect Identified as Hollywood Resident, German National

January 3, 2012

Harry Burkhart, a 24-year-old Hollywood resident and German national reportedly in a dispute with federal immigration officials, was identified at a Monday evening news conference as the suspected arsonist responsible for setting 53 fires in the Los Angeles area. “He is the most dangerous arsonist in Los Angeles County that I can recall,” L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca said of Burkhart, who lives on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. Officials were tipped off to Burkhart after he recently made a scene at a Los Angeles Immigration Court hearing, according to the Los Angeles Times . The Times reported that police speculate he might have started the fires because he was upset over his mother’s pending deportation. Burkhart was booked at 1:48 p.m. Monday and his bail was set at $250,000. He has been charged with one felony count of arson, but police said more charges will follow. No date has been set for his first court appearance. Police said Burkhart, a burly man with a ponytail, looked like the man seen in video at the scene of several fires. Police released video of the suspect Sunday night. West Hollywood Sheriff’s volunteer Reserve Deputy Shervin Lalezary detained Burkhart at about 3 a.m. Monday at Sunset Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue during a traffic stop, police said. “As we speak, search warrants are being served at this individual’s residence. We will know much more tomorrow than we know today,” Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said. “We have to proceed with caution.” The suspected arsonist allegedly set 11 fires between midnight Sunday and the time he was arrested early Monday, Los Angeles Fire Capt. Jaime Moore said. Property damage totals are estimated to be around $3 million. “There’s so much more work to be done. We’ve got a bunch of clues, a bunch of leads, more people to interview, search warrants to execute,” L.A. Police Commander Andrew Smith said. “Our guys will be working around the clock. They’ll be working for many days on this case.” Los Angeles Fire Chief Brian Cummings asked communities to remain vigilant. “If you see something, say something,” he said. “The information from the public from what they were observing over the past four days—and the tips they called in—were critical in getting us information and being able to respond quickly to these incidents, and to resolve them quickly without further loss of life or property damage.” This report was compiled with information from City News Service. Be sure to follow Beverly Hills Patch on  Twitter  and “Like” us on  Facebook . View post: Arson Suspect Identified as Hollywood Resident, German National

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Kim Jong-Il Death Koreatown Reaction

December 19, 2011
Kim Jong-Il Death Koreatown Reaction

North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il is dead, his son Kim Jong-Un is the assumed successor, and L.A.’s Koreatown is monitoring news coverage for developments affecting relatives on the Korean Peninsula. A quarter-million Koreans live in Southern California with most of them residing in the Koreatown district of Los Angeles, the Korean capitol of America. The North Korean state-delayed news of the death of Kim Jong-Il is blaring from radios, televisions, the Korea Times of Los Angeles and Korean websites with a fury. Worried that Kim Jong-Il’s death at age 69 will have a destabilizing effect on greater Korea, Californians are calling relatives in South Korea to exchange information, share concerns and plot strategies. Kim Jong-Il’s death has shifted the global focus to his youngest son Kim Jong-Un, whom many believe will rule briefly until a non-family member is democratically elected. North Korea’s 24 million people are said to be rallying round Kim Jong-Un, according to the Korean Central News Agency which officially stated, “At the leadership of comrade Kim Jong-Un, we have to change sadness to strength and courage and overcome today’s difficulties.” The Swiss-educated Kim Jong-Un, 30, is far more worldly, globally-connected, Internet-savvy and diplomatically-aware than his late father was and speaks Korean, Mandarin Chinese, English, German and French. Because the transfer of North Korean power will affect Californians, directly and indirectly, United Nations sources have told Californiality that negotiations are already underway between international parties regarding: Modernization of the North Korean economy Bringing the nuclear nation “into the fold” Democratic elections International aid, loans and credit Normalization of global diplomatic relations Technological assistance from California Establishment of ongoing dialogue between North and South Talks involving North Korea, South Korea, China, the United States, Japan and Russia had been scheduled but were never held.

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Raw Video: Police Chase Leads to Wall Crash

August 23, 2011
Raw Video: Police Chase Leads to Wall Crash

A police car chase in the German town of Meppen ended abruptly on Sunday morning when the vehicle being pursued by officers crashed through a almost two foot high wall and into a house. (Jan. 23)

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Raw Police Video