The suspects hit a Rite Aid at 13333 Riverside Drive in Sherman Oaks at 2:45 a.m. and a CVS Pharmacy at 17320 Ventura Blvd.at 3:00 a.m. before making a fatal error and targeting the International House of Pancakes at 15635 Ventura Blvd. in Encino a few minutes later. Police say a pair of California Highway Patrol officers had just walked in the door when an employee pointed out the male suspect and said he had a gun.
But an earlier proposal to limit pot shops to five pounds of marijuana on-hand at any particular time was shelved, according to a report by City News Service. "Because the Compassionate Use Act did not set a limit on how much you could or couldn't have, I think our view is that to limit the amount would be a violation of the law,'' special assistant City Attorney David Berger said.
The 20-foot fall happened Saturday during a performance of "Hunky Santa and the Candy Cane Girls" a display of acrobatic, aerialist moves by fit men and women dressed in Christmas-themed costumes. The 26-year-old performer broke a wrist and pelvis after slipping from an aerial perch and taking a dive to the ground floor as shoppers watched in horror.
It's a bad omen. The union took the weekend slayings of four officers in the Tacoma area to highlight the brazen disrespect that officers often confront. The Lakewood, Wash. cops, three men and a woman, were doing paperwork via laptop, preparing for their morning start to their shifts, when they were confronted by a suspect who opened fire, killing them all Sunday around 8 a.m.
The male body discovered near the corner of Pico Boulevard and Orchard Avenue in the Westlake area on November 25 has been identified as 49-year-old Humberto Rodriguez. Police officers found Rodriguez's body around 6:40 a.m.
Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene. The motive for the killing is still not known and the suspect remains at large. Anyone with information should contact Olympic Homicide Division at 213 382 9470
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"I am extremely disappointed that I will not be at my tournament this week," Woods said via his website. "I am certain it will be an outstanding event and I'm very sorry that I can't be there." El Tigre cited those injuries he sustained when his Cadillac Escalade sheered a fire hydrant and hit a neighbor's tree in Florida shortly before 2:30 a.m. Friday.
Three middle school boys were arrested in connection with the "kick a ginger day" attacks on redheaded students at their campus in Calabasas, authorities said today.
The suspects include two 12-year-olds and one 13-year-old. The older boy was arrested on suspicion of cyber-bullying -- ostensibly connected to a Facebook posting promoting the anti-gingite attack. The two 12-year-olds were booked on suspicion of "battery on school property," according to Los Angeles County sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore.
Avary, who had been in trouble with the law over a 2008 drunk-driving crash that killed a passenger, had been tweeting about his work-furlough stint last month, a fact revealed by the Los Angeles Times recently. The 44-year-old made his tweets private after the story, but not before he got in some kind of hot water that put him behind bars.
Two years ago Penner began using the byline Christine Daniels. Over the years he covered the Angels, the Olympics and soccer. He also had a column. He returned to his Mike Penner byline a little more than a year ago.