Today’s News: New urgency in search for lost hikers; LAUSD ‘security’ aides; Fallon poised for ‘Tonight’ gig

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Missing hikers. Another night has come and gone and there’s still no sign of two teenaged hikers missing in the Trabuco Canyon area of Orange County since Easter Sunday. A major search effort is underway involving dozens of family members, friends and volunteers as well sheriff’s deputies and personnel from the U.S. Forest Service and the California Emergency Management Agency. Authorities believe one or both of the teens may be injured. KTLA

Campus safety. LAUSD says it’s hired more than 400 campus aides to patrol elementary schools. The initiative to bolster campus safety was launched after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. All told, the L.A. school district plans to hire more than 1,000 safety aides, assigning two to each of its 400-plus elementary schools. The district already has campus aides its high schools and middle schools. L.A. Daily News

San Onofre. Southern California Edison officials will make their pitch to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission today to restart the San Onofre nuclear power plant. Edison officials are meeting with federal regulators in Rockville, Maryland. They’re expected to discuss proposed license amendments that would allow the plant to operate one of its reactors at 70 percent power. San Onofre has been idle for more than a year because of problems with steam generator tubes. Edison has requested that the NRC issue its decision by May 24th. KGTV

Flood risk. The cost of protecting California’s vulnerable cities and farm land from catastrophic flooding is $100 billion – or 10 times more than what’s been approved to deal with the problem. That sobering assessment comes from a new analysis put together by the state Department of Water Resources and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The report says one in five Californians lives in an area susceptible to major flooding. AP

‘Tonight’ moves. Jimmy Fallon has a new deal with NBC that paves the way for him to replace Jay Leno as host of the “The Tonight Show.” Leno’s contract expires in September, 2014, but Fallon could take over the host’s chair before then, perhaps as early as next February when NBC covers the Winter Olympics. The show is expected to leave Burbank for New York when Fallon gets the job. Hollywood Reporter