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Manager of West Hollywood ambulance company admits to Medicare conspiracy

Tue Sep 16, 2014

The manager of a West Hollywood-based ambulance company pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy charges related to more than $5 million in attempted Medicare fraud. Wesley Harlan Kingsbury, 34, of Bloomington pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit Medicare fraud and conspiracy to obstruct a Medicare audit. He is scheduled to be sentenced Feb

Voters to decide on Harbor Village project to replace Redondo Beach power plant

Tue Sep 16, 2014

REDONDO BEACH – A power plant that has long dominated the Redondo Beach coast could soon be replaced with a “village” of residential, hotel and commercial development. AES last week submitted 9,600 signatures in support of a rezoning of its Redondo Beach power plant site to accommodate 600 new residential units, 250 hote

Coffee shop grinds to a halt

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Neighborhood Grinds coffee shop on Artesia Boulevard was, by many customer accounts, busy and thriving. So it surprised locals last week, when they made their regular swing by the North Redondo spot, to find the shop’s doors locked and an eviction notice on the window. “What a bummer,” a North Redondo resident said, pee

Hermosa Beach debates farmers market's future

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Last Friday, the Hermosa Beach farmers market ran at Valley Drive, as it has for years, with fresh produce, food stations and artisan offerings lining the parking area. But the market seemed sparse, with several popular farms not participating. Last spring the Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce, which runs the market, began efforts to move

LAPD: Man breaks 15 windshields with chain in downtown lot

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Splintered glass and the broken windshields of 15 cars sat in a downtown parking lot Tuesday morning after a man reportedly vandalized the vehicles with a chain, police said. Los Angeles Police Department officials received reports of vandalism before 8 a.m. at a monthly parking lot at 732 S. Spring St. Witnesses said a black man

Police ID body found in trunk in Riverside

Tue Sep 16, 2014

The body of a man found Saturday in a car trunk at a Riverside Walmart was identified as Miguel Angel Perez, a 33-year-old transient, Pomona police said Sunday. A woman found Perez dead in the trunk of her Lexus ES 300 about 4:45 p.m. Saturday after shopping at the Walmart on Van Buren Avenue and Audrey Street. The woman works in Riversid

Give cyclists three feet: It's law

Tue Sep 16, 2014

John Greg Colvin was riding his bicycle along the east side of Pacific Coast Highway, heading home to his family, when a car hit from behind, killing him, police said. Coincidentally, the 55-year-old business executive’s wife and daughter both passed the scene on their drives home after the June 17 collision. Neither of them had an

5 things to do: play pingpong, see a cool movie

Tue Sep 16, 2014

SEE ‘ACTRESS FURY’ 1 Grand Lady Dance performs “Actress Fury” is a high speed dance and theater piece about an actress who wrestles with her desire to be extraordinary, and the entire piece takes place in a dressing room. Details: 8 tonight, $20; Bootleg Theater, 2220 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles

Celebs help raise $1.3 million in Malibu triathlon

Tue Sep 16, 2014

MALIBU – More than 5,000 athletes ran, swam and biked in this weekend’s Nautica Malibu Triathlon, and among the crowd were some famous faces. “Desperate Housewives” star Teri Hatcher, Max Greenfield of “New Girl” and Jon Cryer of “Two and a Half Men” were on hand for the 1/2-mile Zuma Beach

Covina installs three electric vehicle charging stations

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Covina will host a ribbon cutting ceremony today for its new electric vehicle charging stations. They are located at the Metrolink parking structure at 559 N. Citrus Ave. and at the Covina Civic Center parking structure at 124 E. College St. The project was funded by the Southern California Regional Plug-In Electric Vehicle Plan.

Give cyclists three feet: It's law

Tue Sep 16, 2014

John Greg Colvin was riding his bicycle along the east side of Pacific Coast Highway, heading home to his family, when a car hit from behind, killing him, police said. Coincidentally, the 55-year-old business executive’s wife and daughter both passed the scene on their drives home after the June 17 collision. Neither of them had an

LA Law Library program explores legal issues

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Legal advice doesn’t come cheap, but it’s free if you seek it out at the LA Law Library. “Lawyers in the Library” – a program that offers free legal consultations – was first introduced in May and became a monthly service in August. Volunteer attorneys show up at the library on designated days to provid

Kids at this school will eat their veggies

Mon Sep 15, 2014

CALABASAS – Let’s get one thing straight: The private MUSE School not going vegan. It’s going plant-based, allowing some animal by-products in the menu – like honey. But by the 2015-16 school year, the cafeteria menus will offer only plant-based eating options. Only one other school in the nation e

No easy solution for breakwaters

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Hurricane Marie’s historic swells brought with them every waterfront homeowner’s worst nightmare. The record waves flooded the stretch of beach in front of the high-end homes lining the Long Beach peninsula. Emergency crews worked day and night for three days, building up sand berms in a desperate attempt to keep the ocea

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