CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 1989
A 24-year-old Texas man was fatally injured Saturday when he apparently fell off a second-story balcony while visiting friends in Newport Beach. Cleon Lee Warren, of Austin, had been visiting friends at a residence in the 1700 block of West Balboa Avenue about 3 a.m. when he went onto the balcony to smoke a cigarette, Newport Beach Sgt. Gene Senecal said. When Warren had not returned after several minutes, someone went onto the balcony to look for him but saw him unconscious on the pavement, 18 feet below, Senecal said.
May 18, 1987 |
Part of a hotel under construction collapsed today, injuring five workers, two of them seriously, who "rode down" a pile of concrete to the ground, authorities said. The men were on the upper floors pouring concrete when the balcony area of a third floor collapsed onto the second floor balcony, causing the concrete mass to crumble to the ground. Authorities said the men "rode down" on top of the concrete, preventing them from becoming trapped.
October 16, 1986 |
When it was built 81 years ago, the Fenyes house was one of the grandest mansions along Pasadena's "Millionaires Row," where it perched at one end like a huge, indestructible wedding cake. Last Sunday the public got a taste of how it was back then. The Fenyes mansion is one of only a handful that survived the progress and economics that caused the obliteration of dozens of elegant homes that once lined Orange Grove Boulevard.
June 27, 1989 |
Former middleweight champion Carlos Monzon testified at the opening of his trial on homicide charges that he did not kill Alicia Muniz, a Uruguayan model and his longtime companion. Monzon, 47, is charged with simple homicide in the death of Muniz. He has been held in preventive detention since Feb. 14, 1988, the day Muniz was found crumpled below the second-floor balcony of the apartment Monzon was renting. The trial began Monday. Monzon, the undisputed middleweight champion of the world when he retired in 1977, has admitted he drank alcohol and struck Muniz on the night she died.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 1998 |
A 7-year-old girl who was critically injured when she fell from a third-floor apartment balcony showed signs of improvement Wednesday, according to a hospital spokesman. The girl was playing on the balcony before she fell and landed on a first-floor balcony, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Bob Collis said. The accident occurred at about 8:50 p.m. Tuesday in the 6800 block of Laurel Canyon Boulevard. A Fire Department helicopter airlifted the girl to Childrens Hospital in Los Angeles.
June 28, 1989
Carlos Monzon, a former middleweight boxing champion, testified in his trial on homicide charges that he did not kill Alicia Muniz, a Uruguayan model and his longtime companion. Monzon, 47, is charged with simple homicide in the death of Muniz. He has been held in preventive detention in Mar Del Plata, Argentina, since Feb. 14, 1988, the day Muniz was found crumpled below the second-floor balcony of an apartment Monzon was renting. Monzon, the champion in 1977, has admitted he drank alcohol and struck Muniz on the night she died.
March 13, 1987 |
This is "Romeo and Juliet"? Where are the graceful stone balconies of fair Verona? What is this stark metal grid? And when the prince--not a prince at all, but a punk high priestess in strapless black velvet packing a pistol--strolls out and bids those with patient ears to attend the sad story about to unfold, what is there to do but settle back and expect the unexpected? And there is plenty of the unexpected in Cal State Fullerton's "Romeo and Juliet." Director Elizabeth R.
March 25, 1997 |
A man who had been watching the lunar eclipse fell to his death early Monday when he tried to stop a companion from slipping off a balcony. Kenneth Hunter and Kimberly Ammons were either sitting on the railing of the third-story apartment balcony or leaning against it when Ammons felt it move, said police Sgt. Bill Pfeil. "She started to go backward, he tried to grab her and went with her," Pfeil said. Hunter, 30, died at the scene, apparently of head injuries.