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December 4, 2000
Sheriff's deputies shot a Palmdale man who allegedly waved a fireplace poker at them Sunday morning, officers said. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Lt. Norine Plett said the man, who was shot in the chest, was taken to an area hospital and listed in stable condition. Deputies were responding to a domestic violence call about 3:40 a.m. on Amalfi Drive when the man confronted them with the tool, Plett said.
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November 28, 2000 | HANG NGUYEN
Los Angeles police are looking for a 33-year-old man in connection with an incident in which he allegedly pushed his 29-year-old girlfriend in front of a trash truck in Van Nuys. The woman, whose name was not released, suffered a broken arm and leg and several broken ribs. She is in serious but stable condition at the Van Nuys campus of Northridge Hospital Medical Center, said Det. Craig Rhudy. The incident occurred at 3:30 p.m. Friday in the 6700 block of Woodley Avenue, he said.
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November 21, 2000 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A man suspected of slashing three West Valinda people with a machete Monday died when his car crashed and exploded in flames on the San Gabriel River Freeway after a brief chase by sheriff's deputies. The 6:40 p.m. attack apparently followed a contentious narcotics deal at the suspect's home in the 600 block of Vineland Avenue in West Valinda, said Sgt. Jeff Scroggin at the sheriff's Industry substation. The victims included the suspect's girlfriend and another man and woman, Scroggin said.
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November 15, 2000 | JOE MOZINGO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard Cruz was as protective as he could have been Monday of his 11-year-old son. He made him do his math homework when he got home from school. He served up beef ravioli. They tossed the football around. Then, as Richard Jr. went off to play with friends down the street, the boy handed off the football and said, "Here, Daddy." Those were the last words he would say to his father. Sometime after 4 p.m.
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November 14, 2000 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An 11-year-old boy who neighbors said had a heart condition died after he was knocked off his scooter by other youths in Compton on Monday, according to authorities. The boy collapsed and died after the altercation in the 1000 block of South Castlegate Avenue about 4:35 p.m., said Sheriff's Deputy Harry Drucker. Sheriff's homicide detectives were investigating. An autopsy is expected to determine the cause of death.
NEWS
November 2, 2000 | KENNETH R. WEISS and RICHARD WINTON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
"My genes lack something," Frederick Sontag said Wednesday, bemused at all of the fuss over him in the hospital. "I don't seem to hold grudges." That was why Sontag is more than willing to mend his relationship with the troubled Pomona College student who allegedly stabbed him in the neck on Monday. It was why he'd bailed that student out of jail on a previous occasion. It was why he'd found an attorney to defend the young man.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 2000
A young man found dead on a Pacoima sidewalk Thursday morning apparently was the victim of a jealous husband, Los Angeles police said Friday. Police have arrested San Fernando resident Alejandro Valverde on suspicion of murder in the beating of the 22-year-old Arleta man, whose name has not been released. LAPD Lt. Steven Allen said the victim, who had once dated Valverde's wife, had been trying to contact her again. "It does appear to be a love triangle type of deal," Allen said.
SPORTS
October 26, 2000 | GARY KLEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
High school football coaches throughout the Southland reacted with shock and dismay this week upon learning of an alleged postgame assault that was waged upon South Torrance Coach Brett Peabody by members of a player's family. "It's totally unbelievable," Corona Centennial Coach Matt Logan said. "Sometimes you think you've seen it all, and then it reaches a new low," Lakewood Mayfair Coach Mike Fitch said. John Martinez Sr.
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October 14, 2000 | GREG RISLING, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Sheriff's deputies on Friday arrested a 25-year-old Palmdale man who allegedly stabbed a repossessor who was trying to take away his girlfriend's car, authorities said. The attack occurred Thursday afternoon, when 37-year-old Harold King of Lancaster and his partner went to an apartment in the 1000 block of East Avenue R. The two men were attempting to repossess a 1993 Toyota belonging to 22-year-old Jeanine Peters of Palmdale, authorities said.
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September 30, 2000 | SUE FOX
A champion hurdler and all-star football player at Littlerock High School pleaded not guilty Friday to murder and assault charges in the beating death of an 18-year-old man, a court official said. Marcus Raines, 17, once a promising athlete striving for a college football scholarship, entered his plea before Antelope Superior Court Judge William Seelicke, said assistant court clerk Joan Merlo.
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