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Kuehl Calls for Marijuana Tax to Pay for Homelessness

Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, who led the charge for a November ballot initiative calling for a marijuana business tax to raise money to combat homelessness, has withdrawn her support for the proposal and is asking that the measure be pulled. Read More

Los Angeles Sees Sharp Increase In Violent Crimes

Violent crime in Los Angeles increased by nearly 16 percent during the first half of this year compared with the same period a year ago, authorities said today. Statistics released today by the Los Angeles Police Department also showed an increase in property crimes by 3.8 percent, and a 6.3 percent hike in overall crime in the past 12 months. Read More

112 Foreign Nationals Arrested In Federal Operation Targeting Criminal Aliens

A Mexican national convicted of the attempted murder of a peace officer was among 112 foreign nationals arrested in the Los Angeles area during a federal operation targeting "at-large criminal aliens," officials said today. The four-day operation, which ended Wednesday night, was conducted by personnel from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Read More

Skills USA – Four students from Beverly Hills High School finished in 8th place at the National Skills USA competition, held in Louisville, Kentucky

Christian Ulirsch, Owen Lloyd, Bennett Gershwin, and Jonathan Gunn After clinching first place gold medals at the California Skills USA competition last April in San Diego, four students from Beverly Hills High School finished in 8th place at the National Skills USA competition, held in Louisville, Kentucky on June 20-25. This is the first time BHHS has ever competed in the national competition, which brought together over 6,000 students from around the country to compete in over 50 career-related industry categories. Pictured (from left): Christian Ulirsch, Owen Lloyd, Bennett Gershwin, and Jonathan Gunn. Ulirsch (senior) and Gunn (Johns Hopkins-bound) designed, built, and tested a robot to detect explosives by video camera. Lloyd and Gershwin (both seniors) wrote and recorded a 3-minute radio program about the Orlando shootings. Read More

Gun Melting – Southland police departments, including the Beverly Hills Police, came together Thursday at Gerdau Steel Mill in Rancho Cucamonga for the 23rd annual Gun Melt

M-GunMelt Southland police departments, including the Beverly Hills Police, came together Thursday at Gerdau Steel Mill in Rancho Cucamonga for the 23rd annual Gun Melt, in partnership with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The 7,044 guns collected, the most ever at the annual gun melt at the mill,  included handguns, rifles and automatic weapons collected in criminal investigations and, probation seizures as well as guns turned in by citizens at collection events. Read More

Courier In Iceland – Grant Levy and Toby MacCary of Century City-based Air Lease Corporation visited Reykjavík, Iceland this month and made sure to bring a copy of the Courier along

Grant Levy and Toby MacCary Grant Levy and Toby MacCary of Century City-based Air Lease Corporation visited Reykjavík, Iceland this month and made sure to bring a copy of the Courier along while enjoying the hours-long sunset. To join Levy and MacCary in the Carry the Courier club, simply take a photograph of yourself holding the Courier on your next trip and e-mail the picture to mlopez@bhcourier.com Read More

Memorial Service To Be Held For Slain Long Beach Police Dog

A memorial service will be held today for a Long Beach police dog who was fatally shot while working to apprehend a knife- wielding suspect who was also killed in the gunfire. Credo, a 4-year-old Belgian Malinois, was killed June 28 as police were trying to arrest a suspect wanted in connection with a December 2014 gang-related shooting. Credo had been with the department for about two years. Read More

Goo Goo Dolls Rock Out At The Greek

In a true embodiment of the phrase “rock’n’roll never dies,” fans of this music–from Baby Boomers to a handful of Millennials–gathered at the Greek Theater on Sunday evening to watch the famed Goo Goo Dolls perform an eclectic set of new releases and established rock hits.   Read More

Adoptable Pets are Waiting At the West LA Animal Shelter!

This DOG - ID#A1621693  I am a neutered male, black and white Labrador Retriever mix.  The shelter thinks I am about 4 years old. I weigh approximately 60 pounds. This week, our featured adoptable pets include an adorable little male Labrador Retriever mix. He needs a name, as well as a home. Please take a peek and consider this sweet little fella! One of our kitties has been waiting since April 25, and that is a long time to wait. Please consider Tuxetta as an adoptable kitty! Read More