Ambush killing of Palos Verdes Peninsula attorney remains a mystery one year later
PALOS VERDES MURDER MYSTERY: A year ago, a well-known Palos Verdes Peninsula attorney was fatally shot in an ambush-style killing outside his home. Now, his wife is speaking to the Daily Breeze's Larry Altman about the still-unsolved mystery.
Sheryl Tidus is obviously frustrated. A year after her husband was ambushed and killed outside their Rolling Hills Estates home, the slaying remains unsolved and a mystery to his family and friends. "Jeffrey didn't do anything to anybody obviously to warrant this," she said. "He's a good man and he cared very deeply for us. That this could become part of our lives is incomprehensible. I'm not sure it still has hit that this is all true."
SURFBOARD MENORAH: Orange County celebrates Christmas with a surfing Santa. So then maybe it's no surprise Laguna Beach would have a surfboard menorah to mark Hanukkah. "Judaism sees rain as a blessing to humanity," said Rabbi Eli Goorevitch of the Chabad Jewish Center of Laguna Beach. "Considering the difficulties the Maccabees had, this was nothing but celebration." (Orange County Register).
LOSS IN BOYLE HEIGHTS: A fire in Boyle Heights resulted in the loss of clothing and instruments for mariachi performers. (LA Observed).
AIRPORT IDEA REVIVED: There's a new proposal for the long-discussed border airport in San Diego County. (San Diego Union-Tribune).
HOW IT HAPPENED: Anatomy of a gang-tagger crew battle in Ventura County (Ventura County Star).
DEEP ROOTS: Pioneering Bellflower family recalls its arrival in the town. (Herald-American)
-- Shelby Grad
Photo: The scene outside the Tidus home after last year's slaying. Credit: Los Angeles Times