Local News Roundup: Feb. 3, 2009

Victim ID'd in Compton Shooting

A motorist fatally shot in Compton on Sunday after being followed by one or more suspects in another vehicle was identified Tuesday. Olvin Amador, 22, of Compton, died at the scene of the attack, the coroner's office reported. The shooting occurred near Caldwell Street and Central Avenue in Compton about 9:15 p.m. Sunday, but sheriff's Deputy Art Spencer said the killing wasn't reported until about 11 p.m.

Survey Looks at Dating in LA

Angelenos are open-minded when it comes to dating someone from another faith or ethnic group, but not so much when it comes to someone of another political persuasion, according to a Zagat survey released Tuesday. Full Story (NBCLA.com)

Civil Rights Lawsuit Involving Hawthorne Police Settled

Two people who claim they were beaten by Hawthorne police during a raucous party in 2006 have settled their federal civil rights lawsuit for $1 million, it was reported Tuesday. Anthony Goodrow claimed Hawthorne police officers kicked him in the face while he was handcuffed, breaking his jaw. Karla Henriquez Goodrow maintained she was wrongly arrested when she told officers they had no right to enter a house where a party was under way.

Nighttime Flight Ban at Bob Hope Airport Proposed

Officials who oversee Bob Hope Airport in Burbank have decided to seek federal approval of a controversial nighttime ban on flight operations to reduce noise in nearby communities, it was reported today. The proposed curfew would prohibit flights by airlines, cargo operations, couriers and private pilots between 10 p.m. and 6:59 a.m., with exceptions for emergencies, law enforcement, medical flights and military aircraft. Full Story (NBCLA.com) 

Disney Profits Down

Hampered by sharp revenue declines in its movie studio, television network and theme park divisions, the Burbank-based Walt Disney Co.today reported a 32 percent drop in first-quarter profits, compared to the same quarter a year ago. "We faced a challenging first quarter with many of our businesses impacted to various degrees by the economic downturn," said Robert Iger, Disney's president and chief executive officer.

Girl Hospitalized After Pepper Spray Exposure

At least one girl was hospitalized and several students and adults were treated for dizziness or nausea at Wilson Middle School in Pasadena Tuesday when a student's pepper spray went off on campus, according to school and fire officials. Full Story (NBCLA.com)

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