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BRIEFLY : NORTH HILLS TO HAVE 1 POLICE COMMAND.

The LAPD announced Thursday it will transfer 50 to 60 staff members and two squad cars from the Van Nuys Division to the Devonshire Division on Jan. 17, placing all of the North Hills community under one command.

Valley Bureau Chief Michael Bostic said the change will provide North Hills, previously split between the two divisions, more unified police service.

Harry Coleman, president of the North Hills Community Coordinating Council, said the change should improve service but is hasty, given that a new police station for the area is under consideration.

Bostic said there are no immediate plans for a new division in the area. ``It may be many years away, and we're dealing with real-life crime problems today,'' he said.

- Daily News

CSUN official takes job with chancellor

NORTHRIDGE - After three years of spearheading CSUN's earthquake recovery plan, university Vice President Arthur Elbert will leave to take a new position in the California State University Chancellor's Office in Long Beach, officials announced Thursday.

Elbert, 56, will begin his job as senior director of facilities projects Jan. 1 and will be responsible for CSU campus projects tied to land development, off-campus centers and disaster recovery.

Blenda Wilson, president of California State University, Northridge, said Elbert was the guiding force in the university's recovery from the 1994 Northridge Earthquake by helping obtain more than $327 million in state and federal funds.

Wilson also cited Elbert's role in negotiating the agreement to relocate biotechnology company MiniMed to CSUN's North Campus.

North Campus issues will now be handled by Thomas McCarron, executive director of the University Corp. and the North Campus/University Park Development Corp.

- Daily News

Injured guard gets letter from Reeve

A security guard whose neck was broken when he tried to break the fall of a cancer patient who jumped to her death from a parking structure received an encouraging letter from Christopher Reeve.

Conrad Buchanan, a 26-year-old father of two, tried to break the fall of 68-year-old Julie Light when she jumped from a six-story parking structure at the Sherman Oaks Galleria on Nov. 15.

Light died from her injuries. Buchanan, who was hit by Light as she fell, was left a quadriplegic.

``(Reeve) told him, you know, stay strong. As long as you have your friends and family around you, their support will help you through this,'' Buchanan's wife, Latonya, told KABC (Channel 7).

Reeve broke his neck in 1995 when his horse stopped before a jump and the actor tumbled off. Paralyzed from the neck down, he gets around with a motorized wheelchair, which he steers by puffing air through a tube.

- City News Service

Stricken jet makes emergency landing

A business jet en route from San Diego to Van Nuys made a hard landing Thursday at Los Angeles International Airport, skidding to a stop on its belly and forcing the closure of a main runway for nearly seven hours.

The plane reportedly had an electrical problem and landed on Runway 25 Left shortly before 9 a.m. None of the seven people aboard was hurt.

The pilot of the Gates Learjet Longhorn 55 asked to land at LAX, where the runways are longer, said airport and Federal Aviation Administration representatives. It is registered to IMP Inc., which has a post-office box number in Rancho Santa Fe, an FAA spokesman said.

Another report indicated the plane was being operated by Clay Lacy Aviation at Van Nuys Airport, but Brian Kirkdoffer, the company's general manager, refused to confirm that.

- City News Service

Couple facing trial in embezzlement

A former principal and her sheriff's sergeant husband must stand trial on charges that they filed false tax returns and embezzled funds from a Los Angeles school, a tax board spokesman said today.

Angelita Trevizo, 50, and Sgt. Herman Trevizo, 51, are accused of filing false income-tax returns for 1995-97, state Franchise Tax Board spokesman Patrick Hill said.

Investigators believe the Hacienda Heights couple embezzled more than $58,000 from Dolores Mission School.

Tax charges were added because the Trevizos did not report the income, Hill said. The couple are due to enter pleas Dec. 31, he said. They could face up to six years in prison if convicted.

- City News Service
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