BRIEFLY; CIRCUS PROTESTER HAS FATE ON HOLD.A Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. judge delayed sentencing for former child actor Pamelyn Ferdin, who was arrested in August during an animal rights protest over a circus held at Pierce College In 2006 the Library won a national Excellence award. Academics
Pierce College offers associate's degrees, mainly in the arts and sciences. There are also certificate programs in early childhood education, social services, dental hygienist, and others. .
A Municipal Court judge on Tuesday pushed back her sentencing to Feb. 1.
Ferdin, who was the voice of Lucy in the animated ``Peanuts'' specials, faces up to six months in prison for carrying a ``bull hook'' during the protest at the circus on the college campus in Woodland Hills. A city ordinance bars protesters from carrying large wooden sticks.
The wooden rod topped by a metal hook is used by elephant trainers. Ferdin, 39, said she was carrying it as an educational tool.
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NEIGHBORHOODS OFFICIAL QUITTING
After only three months on the job, the assistant general manager in the new Department of Neighborhood Empowerment has decided to quit.
Yolanda Chavez, former chief deputy to Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard Lucille Roybal-Allard (born June 12 1941), an American politician, has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1993, representing the 33rd and 34th District of California (map), which includes downtown Los Angeles. prior to taking the job as assistant general manager, said on Tuesday it was a ``very personal'' decision to leave so soon. Her last day is Friday.
``It has nothing to do with what's going on What's Going On is a record by American soul singer Marvin Gaye. Released on May 21, 1971 (see 1971 in music), What's Going On reflected the beginning of a new trend in soul music. here,'' Chavez said. ``I look forward to what they do. I just felt it wasn't for me and I wasn't doing what I felt I should be at this point of my career.''
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BEAM KILLS MAN AT BUILDING SITE
A falling steel beam killed a construction worker Tuesday at what will be a $430 million theater and shopping complex in Hollywood, and the permanent home of the Academy Awards show starting next year.
Francisco Javier Mendoza Jr., 24, of Norwalk apparently was at the bottom of an 80-foot parking structure excavation for the Hollywood & Highland Development when he was hit, officials said.
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WOMAN MISSING IN AUSTRALIAN SEA
BRISBANE, Australia - A search was under way early today for a California woman who disappeared while snorkeling on Australia's Great Barrier Reef Great Barrier Reef, largest complex of coral reef in the world, c.1,250 mi (2,000 km) long, in the Coral Sea, forming a natural breakwater for the coast of Queensland, NE Australia. .
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is responsible, on behalf of the Commonwealth Government of Australia, for the regulation and safety oversight of Australia's shipping fleet and management of Australia's international maritime obligations. was coordinating a sea and air search for the 80-year-old woman, who was last seen on Tuesday afternoon in the sea at Agincourt Reef, 33 miles northeast of the tourist city of Cairns Cairns, city (1991 pop. 64,463), Queensland, NE Australia, on Trinity Bay. It is a principal sugar port of Australia; lumber and other agricultural products are also exported. The city's proximity to the Great Barrier Reef has made it a tourist center. in Queensland state.
Officials said the woman was from California, but have not released her name or hometown details.
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VENTURA - Standing up from her wheelchair, with her fingers grasping the chain-link fence of the holding cell for support, Socorro ``Cora'' Caro silently nodded a not guilty plea Tuesday to charges that she murdered three of her young sons.
Caro, recovering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, is scheduled for a Feb. 22 hearing to determine whether she will stand trial on three counts of first-degree murder.
Caro remains held without bail in the Ventura County Jail medical ward in the Nov. 22 slayings of her sons Christopher, 5, Michael, 8, and Xavier ``Joey'' Jr., 11, all shot as they slept.
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