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|Written by San Fernando Valley Sun|
|Thursday, 24 October 2013 04:47|
WEST HILLS- Body Found
(CNS) - A body of a person who died of apparent natural causes was found Tuesday, Oct. 22, in the West Hills section of the San Fernando Valley. The body was found at 7320 N. Woodlake Ave. just before 4 p.m.,according to Katherine Main of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
The body was found near a medical center, Main said. Police said the death did not appear to be of a suspicious nature.
LOS ANGELES- Villaraigosa
(CNS) - Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will join the Edelman public relations firm as a senior adviser, bringing the number of jobs on his post-mayoral resume to five.
The former mayor's "ability to build coalitions across ideological divides'' in the areas of business and government "will be an invaluable resource for our clients as he serves as a strategic counselor,'' said Katie Burke, the company's global public affairs chair.
Edelman bills itself as the "world's largest public relations firm.'' It has 67 offices and more than 4,800 employees.
Villaraigosa was mayor of Los Angeles from 2005 until June of this year. Since leaving office, he has accepted positions at the Bipartisan Policy Center, a think tank in Washington, D.C.; the multi-level marketing and nutritional supplement company Herbalife Ltd.; the Banc of California; and the Harvard University Institute of Politics.
NORTH HOLLYWOOD- Vehicle Explosion
(CNS) – An explosion that rocked a North Hollywood neighborhood occurred when propane leaked from a tank in the cab of a pickup parked behind a house, apparently while a man was inside the vehicle "huffing" the gas in an effort to get high, police said.
The blast occurred about 12:25 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22, in the 11300 block of Miranda Street, shattering windows and prompting a response by a bomb squad, according to Sgt. Mike Kammert of the Los Angeles Police Department's North Hollywood Station.
On Tuesday night, a man suffering from burns walked into the LAPD's North Hollywood Station and told officers he was in the cab of the truck when some propane leaked from a tank and something sparked the gas, according to LAPD Sgt. Glenn McNeil. The man declined medical treatment.
The Los Angeles Times reported on its website that the man told authorities he was trying to get high by huffing the propane, and the explosion was triggered when he plugged in his cell phone charger.
McNeil declined to confirm the report, but said the man was not arrested and the investigation was continuing. He said the man walked away from the truck after the blast and sat on a lawn about a block away.
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