BRIEFLY : BUS HITS BOY RIDING BIKE IN CROSSWALK.CHATSWORTH - A 10-year-old boy was injured Friday morning when a Los Angeles Unified School District The Los Angeles Unified School District (the "LAUSD") is the largest (in terms of number of students) public school system in California and the second-largest in the United States. Only the New York City Department of Education has a larger student population. bus hit him as he rode a bicycle through a crosswalk.
The boy, who was not immediately identified, was taken by air ambulance air ambulance Emergency medicine A helicopter or, less commonly, a fixed wing aircraft, used to evacuate a person who requires immediate medical attention that cannot be provided at his/her current location to UCLA Medical Center UCLA Medical Center is a hospital located on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California. It is rated as one of the top three hospitals in the United States and is the top hospital on the West Coast according to US News & World Report. , where he was in fair condition with a broken leg, said Jim Wells Jim Wells MLA (born 27 April 1957) is a politician from the Democratic Unionist Party and a deputy speaker of the Transitional Assembly (Northern Ireland).
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On his way to Lawrence Middle School Lawrence Middle School is a middle school in the Lawrenceville section of Lawrence Township, in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States, as part of the Lawrence Township Public Schools. The school teaches students in grades 7 and 8. Lawrence Middle School's mascot is the cardinal. at 7:30 a.m., the boy rode his bike through the crosswalk at Devonshire Street and De Soto de So·to , Hernando or Fernando 1496?-1542.
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The driver was attempting to turn right when the boy rode into the bus's path, Munday said. The driver was turning on a green light and was not cited. Because the boy was supposed to walk his bicycle in the crosswalk, he was determined to be at fault.
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Cancer center gets science panel grant
NORTHRIDGE - The National Science Foundation awarded nearly $400,000 to the Center for Cancer and Developmental Biology Developmental biology
A large field of investigation that includes the study of all changes associated with an organism as it progresses through the life cycle. The life cycles of all multicellular organisms exhibit many similarities. at California State University, Northridge CSUN offers a variety of programs leading to bachelor's degrees in 61 fields and master's degrees in 42 fields. The university has over 150,000 alumni. It's also home to a summer musical theater/theater program known as TADW (TeenAge Drama Workshop) that leads teenagers through an , to help train Los Angeles-area science teachers, a spokesman said Friday.
About 120 science teachers in grades five through 12 will spend six weeks at the university on fellowships studying a variety of topics, said Steven Oppenheimer, director of the Center for Cancer and Developmental Biology.
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Man guilty in death of woman in chase
A Hollywood man who led police on a high-speed chase that resulted in a Granada Hills woman's death last year was convicted of second-degree murder Friday after a weeklong jury trial.
Christopher Dehuff, 20, faces a maximum prison sentence of 21 years to life for his role in the death of Linda Wageman, 44, who burned to death in her van after a collision with Dehuff's stolen van Oct. 14, 1997.
The vehicles collided after Dehuff sped through a red light at Lassen Street and Sepulveda Boulevard in North Hills while trying to evade two motorcycle officers.
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Area beaches flunk weekly report card
Surfrider Beach, the Las Flores Canyon Creek entrance, Santa Monica Beach at Arizona Avenue and Strand Street, the Ashland Avenue Storm Drain and Will Rogers State Beach at Malibu Canyon are all unsafe for swimming, according to Heal the Bay's weekly beach report card.
The environmental group grades Los Angeles beaches on levels of bacteria that can cause respiratory, skin or stomach ailments. Those beaches received grades of F, indicating the highest bacteria counts.
Malibu Pier, Santa Monica Municipal Pier and Santa Monica Beach at the Pico Boulevard storm drain received grades of D, which indicate unsafe bacteria levels.
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Police don't target gays, Parks says
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Parks attended Los Angeles City College, received his B.S. said Friday he opposes a request by the gay community to set up a special independent commission to probe allegations that police officers are selectively enforcing laws against homosexuals.
Parks is recommending that the Police Commission reject the proposal when it is considered Tuesday. A petition by the Gay and Lesbian Action Alliance proposes creation of an Independent Commission on Selective and Prejudicial Enforcement to review complaints that gays and lesbians have been singled out for enforcement of lewd-conduct and cruising laws.
``All of these issues have been addressed by the LAPD in-depth in the past,'' Parks wrote to the commission. ``The LAPD is committed to equal and fair law enforcement and treatment for all facets of the communities we serve.''
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