$7 Million Heist in the Hills

By Sharifah Chammas on Jul 30, 2007 - 11:25:39 PM

BEL AIR - Inside Job or incredibly talented heistmen? Throughout the past year, a professional burglary ring has hit up L.A.'s platinum triangle - Beverly Hills, Bel Air and Holmby Hills - and other affluent neighborhoods in the hills.  Police finally release photos of the two men LAPD allege stole $7 million in cash, jewelry and valuables from residents in L.A.'s priciest neighborhoods.

  Lohan's Denial: "I Wasn't Driving!"

By Kerri Krueger on Jul 30, 2007 - 1:22:20 PM

Lindsay Lohan’s latest defense comes in two sentences: “I wasn’t driving!” and “The drugs aren’t mine!” Sorry Lindsay, but we’ve heard it all before. Three men who were at the party and in the vehicle with Lohan have reportedly told TMZ the juicy details of what really happened that night.

Third Time's the Charm?

By Beth Livesay on Jul 29, 2007 - 8:48:23 PM
An L.A. judge upholds Measure R, allowing City Council members to serve three terms.

  West Hollywood Goes Green

By Richard Nava on Jul 29, 2007 - 8:06:54 PM

The West Hollywood City Council unanimously passed the first mandatory Green Building Program in the nation on Monday, July 16th. The Green Building program will make it necessary for all residential and commercial buildings in the city to be built following certain environmental and energy codes in addition to the current safety building requirements already in place. 

Nicole Richie Heads To Jail For DUI

By Daniel Kuo and Sharifah Chammas on Jul 29, 2007 - 7:35:49 PM
Paris Hilton’s BFF, Nicole Richie, 25, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to four days in jail for driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

  Aquafina Comes Clean . . . From Tap

By Daniel Kuo on Jul 29, 2007 - 6:56:19 PM
  Consumers can make the same water bottled in Aquafina at home.  PepsiCo Inc. announced that new labels for its popular Aquafina brand of bottled water will now clearly state that the beverage is only purified water taken from a public source - i.e., tap water.

Producers & WGA Talk Contracts

By Kerri Krueger on Jul 29, 2007 - 7:35:24 AM

The gloves are off and the contract negotiations have begun between The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) and the Writer’s Guild of America ( WGA). Due to the controversial talks, many feel that a strike will result.

  Secure Your Home With Tips from the LAPD

By Los Angeles Police Department on Jul 28, 2007 - 11:55:15 PM

In the wake of the recent burglary spree in the Canyon, the Los Angeles Police Departments provide residents with tips to secure the homes and prevent burglaries.

UCLA Medical Center Rated West Coast's No. 1 Hospital

By Jaemi Park on Jul 28, 2007 - 1:17:21 PM
According to US News and World Report, the UCLA Medical Center was rated as one of the nation's top three hospitals, and the number one hospital in the West Coast.

  Hollywood Fatal Robbery Caught On Tape

By Kerri Krueger on Jul 28, 2007 - 7:24:30 AM

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Police Department have released a video of a fatal robbery that occurred on July 19. The robbery took place about 6:30pm at the Limelight Liquor Store.

LA Fashion Awards Announce 2007 Noms

By Beth Livesay on Jul 27, 2007 - 1:10:35 PM

WEST HOLLYWOOD - Los Angeles celebrates innovation and creativity in the fashion industry by nominating designers and retailers for awards in six categories.

  The Hard Truth About Soft Drinks

By Richard Nava on Jul 27, 2007 - 11:04:24 AM
The American Heart Association has released a report which states that individuals who consume even one soda per day, diet or otherwise, may be 50 percent more likely to develop heart disease than those who abstain.

Beverly Hills Doctor Faces Second Fraud Charge

By Beth Livesay on Jul 26, 2007 - 9:09:53 PM
Beverly Hills doctor Steven G. Cooperman pleaded guilty for accepting $6.1 million in secret kickbacks.

  Homeowners Lose Beach Privacy

By Richard Nava on Jul 26, 2007 - 8:09:11 PM
residents Graham and Brenda Revell are being asked to make good on a promise made by the former owners of their beachfront estate. On Monday, July 9, the California Coastal Commission ruled that the couple must build two separate staircases near their property to allow public access between the El Matador and El Pescador state beaches.

University of California System Told to Collect better Admission Data

By Richard Nava on Jul 26, 2007 - 8:02:16 PM
The Asian and Pacific Islander community is pushing for the University of California system to collect and include more admissions data from their specific ethnic group.

  Population Boom, Massive Diversity Change Face of California

By Sharifah Chammas on Jul 26, 2007 - 2:19:01 PM
LOS ANGELES  Between California’s recently projected population boom and demographic transformation, the state's color lines are changing.  In 2050, California’s population will balloon to 60 million people and Hispanics will constitute the new majority of the state's population.  New category "multi-racial" also steps up.

Who will pay for the subway?

By Monica Davis on Jul 26, 2007 - 12:33:31 AM
The Wilshire Boulevard subway has many people excited, but negotiations between city officials and federal funders still does not mean development is under way.

  Church sells land to cover settlement costs

By Monica Davis on Jul 26, 2007 - 12:30:41 AM
LA Archdiocese must sell lands, though not parishes or schools, in order to foot the near $300 million bill from July clergy-abuse settlement.

Britney Spears Shows Odd Behavior At OK! Photo Shoot, Interview

By Kerri Kreuger on Jul 25, 2007 - 4:09:35 PM
Britney Spears seems to be at her worst again.  This time the troubled singer botched an interview and photo shoot with OK! Magazine on July 19. The interview and photo shoot were arranged by Spears and were originally supposed to prove that she was “on the mend”.  Instead, her strange behavior showed Spears might be falling apart.

  LA City Council Reaches Tentative Decison To Ban Smoking In City Parks

By Kerri Krueger on Jul 25, 2007 - 9:06:13 AM

On July 20, the Los Angeles City Council came to a tentative decision to ban smoking in public parks in order to keep the risk of wildfires at a lower rate during this very dry summer season.

Lindsay Lohan Arrested Again For DUI, Drug Possession

By Kerri Krueger on Jul 24, 2007 - 1:02:44 PM
  SANTA MONICALindsay Lohan, fresh out of her second rehab stint, was arrested and booked for driving under the influence, drug possession, and driving without a license early Tuesday morning.

  Canyon News Quicktakes

By Sharifah Chammas, Richard Nava & Richelle Ruta on Jul 22, 2007 - 11:56:39 PM

 In the latest CN Quicktakes - Tammy Faye Bakker dead at 65.  Actress Brigitte Nielsen Enters Rehab.  Merv Griffin hospitalized.  Lindsay Lohan surrenders to Beverly Hills Police.  Another Hollywood couple splits.  Oxycontin maker fined $634.5 million. Paris lands a new Australian bf.

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