Today’s News: Dorner manhunt strains LAPD; Texas Governor tries to lure California employers; Former Bell officials on the stand

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Dorner hunt. An LAPD SWAT team responded to an alert at a Nortridge Lowe’s last night – but it was just one more in a series of false sightings as the massive manhunt continues for accused killer Christopher Dorner. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced yesterday that the city is putting up a $1 million reward for information leading to Dorner’s capture and conviction. The money, raised from local governments, police agencies and private donors, is believed to the largest reward ever offered in the city. The former LAPD officer is suspected of killing three people. There’s been no sight of him since his burning pickup truck was found in Big Bear Lake last Thursday. L.A. Times

Taxed LAPD. Meantime, the ranks of the LAPD are beginning to be stretched thin because of the search for Dorner – and because the department says it’s protecting some 50 families that it believes could be targeted by ex-cop. With extra officers deployed for last night’s Grammy Awards, the LAPD was forced to call a tactical alert. AP

Job hunting. Texas Governor Rick Perry is visiting California, and he hopes to return home with more than a Disneyland souvenir. The former Republican presidential candidate starts meeting with business leaders today in an effort to get them to move jobs to Texas. Perry will visit the Bay Area as well as L.A. and Orange counties over the next three days. The trip follows a radio ad campaign in which Perry criticized California’s business climate. San Antonio Express

Production deaths. The filming of a reality show took a tragic turn when a helicopter crashed near Acton, killing three people. It happened as the chopper filmed landing and take-off scenes for an untitled military themed reality series for the Discovery Channel. It’s the worst on-set film accident in California since 1982, when actor Vic Morrow and two child performers were killed in a helicopter crash while filming “Twilight Zone: The Movie.” L.A. Daily News

Bell trial. Another week in the trial of former Bell city officials starts today. Former City Councilwoman Teresa Jacobo is expected to return to the stand. She and five others are accused of misappropriating public funds. Defense attorneys argue that they were kept in the dark about city finances by former City Manager Robert Rizzo. He’ll be tried later on. L.A. Times