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.
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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 Enrollment
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 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 , 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.
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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 Sherman Oaks Galleria is a shopping mall and business center located in the Sherman Oaks neighborhood of Los Angeles, California at the corner of Ventura and Sepulveda Boulevards in the San Fernando Valley.
Locals colloquially refer to the mall simply as "the 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 mo·tor·ize
tr.v. mo·tor·ized, mo·tor·iz·ing, mo·tor·iz·es
1. To equip with a motor.
2. To supply with motor-driven vehicles.
3. To provide with automobiles. wheelchair, which he steers by puffing air through a tube.
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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 “LAX” redirects here. For other uses, see LAX (disambiguation).
“KLAX” redirects here. For other uses, see KLAX (disambiguation).
Los Angeles International Airport (IATA: LAX, ICAO: KLAX, FAA LID: LAX , 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 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), component of the U.S. Department of Transportation that sets standards for the air-worthiness of all civilian aircraft, inspects and licenses them, and regulates civilian and military air traffic through its air traffic control representatives. It is registered to IMP Inc., which has a post-office box number Noun 1. post-office box number - the number of a letter box at the post office where mail is collected
box number, PO Box No, PO box number
mailing address - the address where a person or organization can be communicated with in Rancho Santa Fe, an FAA spokesman said.
Another report indicated the plane was being operated by Clay Lacy Aviation at Van Nuys Airport Van Nuys Airport (IATA: VNY, ICAO: KVNY, FAA LID: VNY) is a public airport located in Van Nuys, California in the San Fernando Valley, within the Los Angeles city limits. , but Brian Kirkdoffer, the company's general manager, refused to confirm that.
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Couple facing trial in embezzlement embezzlement, wrongful use, for one's own selfish ends, of the property of another when that property has been legally entrusted to one. Such an act was not larceny at common law because larceny was committed only when property was acquired by a "felonious taking," i.
A former principal and her sheriff's sergeant husband must stand trial on charges that they filed false tax returns and embezzled em·bez·zle
tr.v. em·bez·zled, em·bez·zling, em·bez·zles
To take (money, for example) for one's own use in violation of a trust. funds from a Los Angeles school The Los Angeles School of Urbanism is an academic movement emerged during the mid-1980s, loosely based at the University of Southern California and UCLA, that poses a challenge to the dominant Chicago School of Urbanism. , 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 Dolores (or Delores) was a common given name (until the 1960s in the USA); it is cognate with the English word "dolorous" (meaning sorrowful) and equivalent in meaning. 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.
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