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.
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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 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.
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April 23, 2013 |
SACRAMENTO -In his first public appearance since returning from China last week, Gov. Jerry Brown spoke to a group of crime victims on the Capitol steps, and shared some of his own recent experiences with the state's criminal element. Brown said he has been the victim of two recent burglary attempts, one at his home in Oakland last year and one at his downtown Sacramento loft just a few days ago. Speaking to a crowd of about 200 people carrying pictures of murdered family members on a warm, sunny Sacramento day, Brown said a man was apprehended “on my balcony trying to break in. Luckily I wasn't home.” In remarks to reporters later, the governor gave more details.
June 8, 2002
I have been a subscriber to the L.A. Opera for five years, but never before have I seen such disregard for the balcony ticket-holders as was shown in Gian-Carlo del Monaco's production of "Turandot." I sat in the center of the first row of the balcony, and for a good portion of the first and second acts I could not see the singers, because they were so high up on the set that the proscenium cut off my view. Anyone who sat higher than I did saw even less. There is no excuse for this disregard of balcony ticket-holders.
February 18, 1995
As season subscribers, my wife and I were anticipating "Pelleas et Melisande." However, we did not realize that we had purchased "obstructed view seats." The idea that Peter Sellars (and the Los Angeles Opera) would write off the entire second balcony (and probably the first balcony as well) is particularly distressing. I have spent my life in the theater (including starring roles in "Camelot" and "Lovely Ladies Kind Gentlemen" at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion), and I don't recall ever performing on a set that excluded any portion of the audience.
February 5, 1994
Hurrah for the Music Center Opera Company on Jan. 23 for presenting an enjoyable and "moving" presentation of "El Gato Montes." Christopher Hailey suggested in the pre-performance lecture that perhaps after experiencing the physical forces and trauma of nature we were ready to run the gamut of human emotions. This proved to be only partially correct. Watching the performance from first-row balcony seats was both physically and emotionally "moving." The balcony gently swayed, the crystal chandeliers tinkled, the audience audibly gasped, but the orchestra and performers never missed a beat.