BRIEFLY WOMAN ARRESTED FOR IDENTITY THEFT.A Van Nuys woman has been arrested and charged in connection with an identity theft ring that stole $122,500 from a Camarillo victim in 2003, the Ventura County District Attorney's Office announced Wednesday.
Zinaida Mikaelyan, 30, of Van Nuys persuaded a number of people to come with her from the San Fernando Valley San Fernando Valley
Valley, southern California, U.S. Northwest of central Los Angeles, the valley is bounded by the San Gabriel, Santa Susana, and Santa Monica mountains and the Simi Hills. to a Camarillo bank branch. She then presented them with forged checks made payable to them, which they cashed, giving her the proceeds for a fee, District Attorney Gregory D. Totten said in a statement Wednesday.
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Spector ordered to appear in court
Music producer Phil Spector has been ordered to appear in court Monday - a possible sign that he has been indicted INDICTED, practice. When a man is accused by a bill of indictment preferred by a grand jury, he is said to be indicted. by a grand jury for murder, his attorney said Wednesday.
Attorney Roger Rosen said he hasn't been told there is an indictment, but can think of no other reason why he and Spector have been called to court. A spokesman for the District Attorney's Office declined to comment. Spector, 64, is charged with the shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson in his home on Feb. 3, 2003.
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UCLA UCLA University of California at Los Angeles
UCLA University Center for Learning Assistance (Illinois State University)
UCLA University of Carrollton, TX and Lower Addison, TX grad tapped for regents' post
A second-year law student, who graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles UCLA comprises the College of Letters and Science (the primary undergraduate college), seven professional schools, and five professional Health Science schools. Since 2001, UCLA has enrolled over 33,000 total students, and that number is steadily rising. , and was raised in the San Fernando Valley, was confirmed Wednesday as a nonvoting member of the UC Board of Regents An independent governing body that oversees a state's public Colleges and Universities.
All 50 states have governing bodies that oversee the administration of public education. .
Adam Rosenthal, 25, will attend meetings and participate in discussions by the 26-member board. Starting in July, he will become a student regent, which carries voting rights Voting rights
The right to vote on matters that are put to a vote of security holders. For example the right to vote for directors.
The type of voting and the amount of control held by the owners of a class of stock. for a year.
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CSUN CSUN California State University Northridge to get grant for reef research
NORTHRIDGE - 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 , and the University of California, Santa Barbara History
The predecessor to UCSB, Santa Barbara State College, focused on teacher training, industrial arts, home economics, and foreign languages. Intense lobbying by an interest group in the City of Santa Barbara led by Thomas Storke and Pearl Chase persuaded the State , will receive a $4.6 million, six-year National Science Foundation grant to establish a long-term project studying the coral reefs of French Polynesia.
CSUN marine biologists Peter Edmunds and Robert Carpenter, working with investigators from UC Santa Barbara, will conduct research to better understand processes affecting the ecosystem, the nature of animal and plant community structure and diversity in the famously colorful coral reefs.
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Rim of Valley bill clears key hurdle
A plan to grant national recreation area status to the Rim of the Valley Corridor cleared another hurdle Wednesday, with a key House committee vote.
The bill by Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Pasadena, would give the Interior Department three years to recommend whether the mountains above the San Fernando, La Crescenta, Santa Clarita, Simi and Conejo valleys should become part of the U.S. park system.
A similar companion bill by Sen. Dianne Feinstein passed the Senate in 2003, so the House bill will have to go back for a vote before heading to the president for his signature.
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OK of Los Lomas analysis delayed
The Board of Water and Power Commissioners postponed approval of the Los Lomas water supply analysis Tuesday night, saying some City Council members had questions about the report showing the Department of Water and Power will have enough water to supply the 5,800-home development proposed for the Newhall Pass.
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