Lomita Restaurant Owner Tries to Commit Suicide; Hate Crime at Korean Restaurant

• David Viens, the owner of Lomita’s Thyme Contemporary Cafe and a suspect in his wife’s murder, tried to leap 80-feet to his death yesterday while being pursued by police. So far, he is surviving in critical condition. [LAT]

• Two would-be crooks were stopped when trying to steal beer from a La Mirada Chevron Station when they bumped into four sheriff’s deputies who also happened to be shopping in the store. [Mercury News]

USA Today does a story on North Korean food truck Pyongyang Express and their (groan) “burritos and tacos at prices any communist could appreciate.” Even more curious, they say the trucks appeared here a month ago. [USA Today]

• Four men stand accused of a hate crime after beating up a Chinese American who ordered take-out at a Korean restaurant in Diamond Bar. [KABC]

• Here’s an oops: British airline EasyJet is in the doghouse after offering ham and bacon sandwiches on a London-to-Israel flight, with the none of the usual kosher or vegetarian options. [CNN]

• See video of one of the small group of livestock farmers trying to bring back the American bison. The meat is healthier than beef and American-raised, he says. And hey, you never hear of mad bison disease! [HuffPo]

• We never knew Panera had a (now-discontinued) pizza line, Crispani, and evidently neither did a lot of other people: The company just settled a lawsuit claiming it inflated Crispani’s success to investors. [NRN]

• After recent grain-price surges, wheat dropped precipitously yesterday as speculators cut their estimates owing to recent political uprisings in grain-importing North African and Middle Eastern countries, and escalating violence in Libya. [Bloomberg]

Lomita Restaurant Owner Tries to Commit Suicide; Hate Crime at Korean Restaurant