Yvonne Brathwaite Burke
Marina Del Rey, CA -- Former Los Angeles County Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke joined colleague Don Knabe, yesterday, in the renaming of Admiralty Park in Marina del Rey for Burke.
The park, running alongside Admiralty Way, will be known as Yvonne B. Burke Park. Parking is in Lot No. 7, adjacent to 4350 Admiralty Way.
Trial is scheduled to begin Feb. 28 for Anthony Wayne Smith, 44, a former Raiders defensive end, charged with the October 2008 murder of a man in Lancaster. Also charged are Charles Eric Honest, 42, and Dewann Wesley White, 34.
Authorities say 31-year-old Maurilio Ponce was beaten and shot several times and his body was dumped in a poppy field about 11 miles west of Lancaster.
The three men were charged with one count of murder each in the killing of Ponce.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to have the county auditor-controller to audit the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission and, if necessary, to serve as the interim chief financial officer of the commission. There have been numerous allegations of financial mismanagement at the facility. The vote came on a motion by Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Don Knabe.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing Sept. 6 at 1:30 p.m. at the Hall of Administration in downtown L.A. to discuss the three recommendations the panel is reviewing for redrawing the county’s most powerful political districts.
The board has until the final day in September to adopt new boundary lines, and if that does not happen then three countywide elected officials—the sheriff, the assessor and the district attorney—will make up a committee that will have to approve the lines. This has never previously happened.
Traffic was interrupted around the triangular intersection of Centinela Avenue, La Cienega and La Tijera boulevards late Tuesday morning because the area was cordoned off in response to a bomb threat in the Ladera Shopping Center at 5315 W. Centinela Ave.
A call was received at an AT&T retail store in the mall, and at 11:50 a.m. the complex was evacuated of employees and customers, while shop owners assisted law enforcement in conducting a search for explosives, said Sheriff’s Deputy Steve Wheeler of the Marina del Rey Station.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—As the Southland braced for repercussions today from a magnitude 8.9 earthquake that struck Japan, the first waves from a tsunami reaching the beaches of Los Angeles County appeared fairly normal this morning.
The earthquake, which caused a 30-foot tsunami to hit Japan, has killed more than 300 people there. It is believed to be the strongest earthquake ever to strike near Japan.