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Part of Beach Near Ballona Creek Closed After 5,000 Gallon Sewage Spill

January 18, 2012
Part of Beach Near Ballona Creek Closed After 5,000 Gallon Sewage Spill

A sewage spill has forced officials to close down a one-mile stretch of beach near Ballona Creek today, and the beach will remain off-limits to surfers and swimmers until at least late Thursday afternoon. more › Continue reading here: Part of Beach Near Ballona Creek Closed After 5,000 Gallon Sewage Spill

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Salute Noir: ‘Absolute Black’ at Zombie Joe’s Underground

January 18, 2012
Salute Noir: ‘Absolute Black’ at Zombie Joe’s Underground

Vanessa Cate’s dapper murder mystery, Absolute Black , is currently playing at Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre in North Hollywood. This homage to film noir whodunits follows a nameless, witty private eye and two bumbling police officers as they try interrogate suspects after the untimely death of an up-and-coming Hollywood starlet. more › Link: Salute Noir: ‘Absolute Black’ at Zombie Joe’s Underground

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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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Happy 90th Birthday Betty White!

January 17, 2012
Happy 90th Birthday Betty White!

Today is actress and animal activist Betty White’s 90th birthday. What hasn’t this multi-faceted lady done in her career that has its roots as far back as the early days of television. In honor of White’s birthday, we present this video salute to the indisputable star. Thank you for being a friend, Betty! more › See more here: Happy 90th Birthday Betty White!

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City Officials Recanting Occupy L.A. Offer, Possible Deadline Set for Decampment

November 23, 2011
City Officials Recanting Occupy L.A. Offer, Possible Deadline Set for Decampment

The Interwebs are buzzing with debate over the city’s controversial Occupy L.A. decampment offer. $1 annual rent for a city-owned office space in Downtown Los Angeles? Farmland? Housing for the homeless? It’s all part of the deal, one that may be falling apart and have to be accepted by Monday, November 28. more › Go here to see the original: City Officials Recanting Occupy L.A. Offer, Possible Deadline Set for Decampment

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