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[RAW/HQ] Miriam Carey Identified As Woman Shot By Police Near Capitol :Reportedly Unarmed!

October 7, 2013
[RAW/HQ] Miriam Carey Identified As Woman Shot By Police Near Capitol :Reportedly Unarmed!

Miriam Carey Identified As Woman Shot By Police Near Capitol :Reportedly Unarmed! Miriam Carey Identified As Woman Shot By Police Near Capitol :Reportedly Un…

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The Heart Attack Grill – A Cautionary Tale

April 24, 2012
The Heart Attack Grill – A Cautionary Tale

Today the media had a heyday with the woman who suffered a heart attack while simultaneously cru read more

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Commentary: Beverly Hills Needs a Relocation Ordinance to Protect Tenants

February 14, 2012

Beverly Hills Patch accepts and publishes emails to the editor regarding any relevant local issue. The views expressed in the following commentary do not reflect the opinion of the publication, its editor and/or its writers. Emails may be edited for length and clarity. Have an opinion? Write to the site editor at mariec@patch.com. C ommentary submitted by   Beverly Hills resident Jennifer Brugger. I am currently a Beverly Hills resident and have proudly been so for the past two years. I moved to the area from Thousand Oaks to be closer to my job and to give my son a great education in the Beverly Hills Unified School District, which I must say I am overjoyed at the progress he has made since moving to this community. However, being a single parent and the sole provider for my son, it has been an uphill battle to be able to afford the rent in such a pricey neighborhood. We did it though, on time and in full every month. But one and a half years into our residential bliss in Beverly Hills, I found out the sad reality of the lack of protection for renters in Beverly Hills. I was very happy to be living month to month in what I thought was a beautiful, two-bedroom apartment on South Elm Drive for only $1,800 a month. Then I came home from work one day and saw a notice on my door. The notice said we had 60 days to vacate the property and that they would be demolishing our building, plus four others in a row, to build a ginormous condo building. I had no extra money for this; we lived paycheck to paycheck as it was. My fear of shaking up my child’s life, moving schools and jobs right after what felt like a very recent move to the area was all too much to handle. I could barely sleep that night. The next day I spoke with a friend whose parents buy properties and rent them out in Glendale, and he had some very reassuring words for me: relocation fees. I asked what this meant. He said, “Relocation fees are monies paid to renters to assist them in moving within the allocated time frame. Los Angeles County requires landlords to pay these fees to tenants asked to vacate for condo conversions.” I got all excited. I thought, “OK, if they have to pay me even just a little to move, it will help with moving our things and paying a new deposit, and all of the expenses that go along with a move.” Not long after the good news hit my ears I heard the dreaded word “but.” He said, “But…you need to check with the city of Beverly Hills and make sure the same ordinances apply to BH residents as do to Los Angeles County residents because Beverly Hills sometimes has their own set of rules.” I figured Beverly Hills must have something in place similar to Los Angeles County to protect the little guys like me. So I placed a call to the city. I left a voicemail for Terence May, senior code enforcement officer of Beverly Hills. It was not an hour later when I received a return phone call from Mr. May with some very bad news. He said Beverly Hills does not have an ordinance in place requiring landlords to pay tenants’ relocation fees and that they were abiding the law in Beverly Hills by giving us 60 days to vacate.  Soon after I was hunting Craigslist and buying a membership to Westside Rentals in desperate search for a home within walking distance from my son’s school. Very little within our price range was available and what was available was too far away or just outside the city limits, which meant I would have to change my son’s school. I ended up moving to a place nearby for $400 more a month. I had to sell my car for a lesser one and liquidate some of the items we owned to be able to afford it. But getting rid of my things wasn’t the saddest part of the experience. There were four other single parents living in my two-building complex and an elderly couple who had lived there 25 years. And the saddest yet… I was awoken one night by screaming and crying from what sounded like the front of the building at 3:30 a.m. I got scared that someone was being hurt and called the police. I stood on my balcony and watched the police arrive. I pointed to where I thought the noise was coming from. They banged on the door of the apartment and it was one of my son’s friends that lived there. I heard the police ask a crying young women to come out and talk to them.  “My father left us and took our business. It’s just me and my mom, my younger sister and my younger brother living here, and I am in college with a part-time job taking care of my whole family,” the woman said through sobs. “They are kicking us out and we will have no place to live and it’s very stressful. I’m sorry we were fighting so loudly so late.” This is a one-bedroom apartment mind you. My heart sank. My position was awful but my neighbor’s position was much worse. I couldn’t believe such a wonderful city with such a sense of community and family would have no protection for us—the little renters—who also pay our taxes and spend our paychecks within city limits supporting small business, chains and overall being upstanding, hardworking citizens.  Please protect us with a relocation fee ordinance. It promotes slow growth and protects us from overseas tycoons who come in, buy a block and kick the tenants to the curb. Also, say goodbye to the nostalgic 300 block of South Elm Drive with its early 1950s charm-filled buildings early this year. I know I will as the wrecking ball wakes me up at 7 a.m. daily to tear our old home down. Jennifer Brugger Beverly Hills Resident  Be sure to follow Beverly Hills Patch on  Twitter  and “Like” us on  Facebook . Read the original post: Commentary: Beverly Hills Needs a Relocation Ordinance to Protect Tenants

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Young Woman Commits Suicide By Leaping From Radio Tower

February 7, 2012
Young Woman Commits Suicide By Leaping From Radio Tower

A woman in her 20s apparently committed suicide by jumping from a radio transmission tower in the unincorporated Rancho Dominguez area near Compton. Her body was found at the base of the structure Monday afternoon. more › See the original post: Young Woman Commits Suicide By Leaping From Radio Tower

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Lakers guard Andrew Goudelock on playing at backup point guard

January 27, 2012
Lakers guard Andrew Goudelock on playing at backup point guard

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Lakers guard Andrew Goudelock on career-high performance against the Clippers

January 27, 2012

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Aquamarine and Diamond Platinum Art Deco Necklace – Hidden Treasures

January 27, 2012
Aquamarine and Diamond Platinum Art Deco Necklace – Hidden Treasures

When the owner of this intricate aquamarine Art Deco necklace decided to sell her jewelry to fund a nest egg for her daughter, she turned to Diamond & Estate Trust based on its reputation for professionalism and fairness. At first, the woman was hesitant to part ways with the necklace, which was an anniversary gift from her husband, but her experience at Diamond & Estate Trust reassured her that her vintage signature piece would end up in good hands. A stunning lariat design makes this Art Deco aquamarine and diamond platinum necklace a true vintage treasure. From the moment the woman walked into the Diamond & Estate Trust office, she had a welcoming, pressure-free experience. After a warm greeting and a cup of coffee, she had a private meeting with Anup, the owner. He used his vast knowledge of Art Deco jewelry to pinpoint the most valuable features of her necklace:  Its 10 carat deep-blue aquamarine stone, 5 carats of sleek, inlay diamonds, smooth platinum setting and rare lariat design showcase the best of Art Deco vogue. By recognizing the strong design in the necklace’s signature lariat style, Diamond & Estate Trust was able to offer a higher price for the woman’s prized necklace than competitors would have. The woman trusted Anup and Diamond & Estate Trust to give her a fair representation of her necklace’s value. Reassured by the straight-forward process of receiving the best offer up front, the woman chose to sell her beloved piece. Within minutes of her decision, she left Diamond & Estate Trust with the full offer price in cash and the confidence that she had made the right decision. This aquamarine and diamond necklace is one of the newest additions to the Diamond & Estate Trust collection. This exquisitely crafted Art Deco aquamarine and diamond platinum necklace is the newest piece in Diamond & Estate Trust’s luxury collection . The stunning contrast of the deep blue aquamarine stone against the luxurious platinum setting gives this necklace a strong yet feminine look. And with fashion icons such as Sarah Jessica Parker wearing oversized bow motifs at Red Carpet events, the aquamarine necklace’s lariat design has never been more in vogue. With Southern California’s finest selection of diamonds , colored diamonds , rubies , sapphires , emeralds, vintage jewelry, watches and signature pieces, Diamond & Estate Trust has the unique ability to provide a stunning piece to fit every client’s signature style. Diamond & Estate Trust is the premier buyer of gems, Art Deco jewelry, secondhand jewelry, estate pieces and luxury watches from famed designers such as Rolex, Audemars and Cartier. We also offer appraisals and valuations that will help you discover hidden worth in your collection. Go here to see the original: Aquamarine and Diamond Platinum Art Deco Necklace – Hidden Treasures

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Necklace Theft Thwarted in Downtown by Ballsy Young Woman

January 26, 2012
Necklace Theft Thwarted in Downtown by Ballsy Young Woman

Two robbers were thwarted last night in downtown when a woman they were trying to steal a necklace from fought back, reports City News Service. The incident happened near Seventh and Maple Streets. The two young men, 18-year-old David Ramirez, of Downey and a 17-year-old from South Los Angeles whose name hasn’t been released, allegedly tried to grab the 25-year-old woman’s jewelry from her neck. more › More: Necklace Theft Thwarted in Downtown by Ballsy Young Woman

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Woman Who Offered Sexual Favors for McNuggets Propositioned Manager, Is Transient Familiar to Police

January 18, 2012
Woman Who Offered Sexual Favors for McNuggets Propositioned Manager, Is Transient Familiar to Police

Khadijah Baseer, the woman who was arrested last week on suspicion of prostitution for offering to perform sexual favors in exchange for Chicken McNuggets at a Burbank McDonald’s is reportedly a transient who often causes disturbances at the restaurant. more › More: Woman Who Offered Sexual Favors for McNuggets Propositioned Manager, Is Transient Familiar to Police

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Husband Accused Of Poisoning Wife’s Rice Krispies

January 15, 2012

AZUSA, Calif. — A Southern California man has been arrested on suspicion of putting poison in his wife’s cereal. Los Angeles County jail records show 43-year-old Fernando Porras of Azusa was being held on $1 million bail Saturday on suspicion of the attempted murder of his 51-year-old wife, Fernanda. Azusa police Cpl. Randy Schmidt says the woman noticed a horrible taste and smell Thursday in her Rice Krispies. Police allege Porras put a poisonous chemical in the cereal, but they didn’t say what it was. Police Sgt. Dewayne Eldridge says the woman wasn’t believed to be seriously harmed by the substance. Porras is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday. Go here to see the original: Husband Accused Of Poisoning Wife’s Rice Krispies

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