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October 8, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
Remember what A.J. Ellis said as the Dodgers celebrated winning their division last month? “It's amazing what talent can do,” Ellis said. He could just as easily -- heck more easily -- have said the same thing surrounded by another champagne-soaked clubhouse Monday after the Dodgers beat the Braves to advance to the National League Championship Series. GRAPHIC: How the Dodgers won the West Talent, particularly great talent, can sometimes overcome mistakes.
October 7, 2013 | By Chris Foster
UCLA is still awaiting word on the eligibility status of two basketball transfers, forward Wanaah Bail and guard Isaac Hamilton. Bail signed with Texas Tech and was to play for the Red Raiders a year ago but did not return to the school after summer session in 2012. Hamilton signed with Texas El Paso as a senior at Bellflower St. John Bosco last year. He tried to gain his release this summer and enrolled at UCLA. Both players are appealing to the NCAA to be eligible for the 2013-14 season.
September 25, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Hugh Douglas, a former All-Pro defensive end in the NFL, has been arrested and charged with assault after allegedly choking his girlfriend during an altercation early Sunday at a hotel in Hartford, Conn. Hartford police say Douglas, who had a 10-year career with the New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles and Jacksonville Jaguars, has denied grabbing his girlfriend by the neck and carrying her down a hallway to their room as she alleges. Douglas told police that the marks on his girlfriend's neck were from rough sex. Police say Douglas was released after posting $50,000 in bail.
September 16, 2013 | By Richard Winton and Kate Mather
The former Transportation Security Administration screener arrested last week after allegedly making a series of threats against Los Angeles International Airport was denied bail by a federal judge Monday. U.S. District Judge Patrick Walsh ruled Nna Alpha Onuoha, 29, a flight risk and ordered him held without bond. Onuoha did not enter a plea. The Nigerian-born, naturalized U.S. citizen faces felony charges in connection with the threats -- depicted in phone calls, suspicious packages and rambling letters -- which unfolded Tuesday morning after he resigned his TSA job at the Los Angeles airport.
September 6, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
A San Bernardino mother and her boyfriend were in jail Friday after the woman's 3-year-old daughter tested positive for methamphetamine while at a hospital for a fever. Alexis Parker, 27, and her boyfriend, Tony Medrano, 43, were being held in lieu of $100,000 bail and were scheduled to appear in court Friday afternoon. The two were arrested at the Community Hospital of San Bernardino on Wednesday evening after medical staff did an initial checkup of the 3-year-old, the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said.
July 26, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
After a couple of years and price cuts, actors Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell have closed up their longtime Malibu beach house, selling it for $9.5 million. Entered through a gated courtyard, the Balinese-inspired house backs up to sand dunes and the ocean. The 4,200-square-foot house, built in 1978, was redesigned and renovated in 2005. There is a screening room, an office and a detached guesthouse. The master suite features floor-to-ceiling windows and a beachfront balcony for a total of four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms.
July 22, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Two top members of the Ohio State football program reportedly are in trouble with the law, and one of them is said to have already been dismissed from the team. Carlos Hyde was kicked off the Buckeyes by Coach Urban Meyer after the running back allegedly assaulted a woman in a downtown Columbus bar over the weekend, the Columbus Dispatch is reporting . Hyde was named as a person of interest on a police report of an assault at a downtown Columbus bar at about 1:54 a.m. Saturday and was dismissed from the team later that morning, the report says.
July 16, 2013 | By Chris Foster
Wanaah Bail, who transferred from Texas Tech to UCLA, had surgery June 28 to repair torn cartilage in his left knee. Bail, a 6-foot-9 forward, is expected to miss four months, but it's still unknown whether he will be able to play for the Bruins this season. Bail's eligibility status for the 2013-14 season is “undetermined,” UCLA officials said after his transfer. Bail left Texas Tech within weeks of arriving on campus. There were reports of academic issues, but the NCAA cleared him to transfer.
July 12, 2013 | By Paloma Esquivel and Joe Serna
The $5 million bail posted to free a jailed Saudi princess accused of human trafficking was paid by the Saudi Arabian consulate, the Orange County Sheriff's Department said Friday. Meshael Alayban was released from custody before 6 p.m. Thursday, the day after being taken into custody by Irvine police, Orange County Sheriff's Department records show.   “They brought in a check, the funds were verified,” Lt. Jeff Hollock said. The consulate representative presented the $5 million check to the cashier's office at the jail's Intake Release Center in Santa Ana about 3 p.m. Thursday, he said.
July 11, 2013 | By Paloma Esquivel
The Saudi royal princess who is charged with forcing a Kenyan woman to work for her as a domestic servant posted $5-million bond Thursday and was expected to be released later in the day. Meshael Alayban will have to wear a GPS tracking device and will not be allowed to leave Orange County without the court's permission. She is also not allowed to have any contact with her alleged victim. Alayban was arrested early Wednesday by police at her Irvine home in a gated community where they say she forced a 30-year-old to work 16 hours a day, seven days a week, for only $220 a month.
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