November 16, 2013 |
ALBUQUERQUE - A high-desert city in one of the poorest states in the nation has become the abortion debate's latest battlefield and a testing ground for whether abortion limits can be imposed on the local level. Early voting is underway in Albuquerque for an election Tuesday, which will decide whether to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Although similar bans have been passed by state legislatures, New Mexico's largest city is believed to be the first municipality in the country to place such an initiative on a ballot.
November 14, 2013 |
Torrey Pines (364), Diamond Bar (381) and Walnut (382) were the three team qualifiers advancing to the state championships in girls' golf after Thursday's regional at the Golf Club at Rancho California. Haley Moore of San Pasqual shot 68 for the low score. Lydia Choi of Beverly Hills, Andrea Lee of Mira Costa, Brooke Graebe of Yorba Linda and Elisa Piere of Golden Valley were among a group at 70. Eric.firstname.lastname@example.org
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November 6, 2013 |
SACRAMENTO - Stephen R. Glass, a former journalist whose fabrications for major magazines sparked a national furor, bent his head at times and reddened as he listened to members of the California Supreme Court suggest he was morally unfit to practice law. When he was in his 20s, Glass fabricated 42 articles for the New Republic, Rolling Stone and other magazines, concocting people, quotations and events in blistering stories that won him rave reviews...
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November 1, 2013 |
A Northern California man who allegedly brought a chain saw to a bar fight -- only to have it stall out -- has been arrested on charges of assault with a deadly weapon. Weston Cecil Burton, 31, of Auburn was arrested at Stinky Mulligan's Bar in Lake of the Pines on Tuesday night after he allegedly got into a fight with another patron at the bar, went out to his truck and came back with a chain saw, KOVR-TV in Sacramento reported. But the chain saw stalled, allowing other people in the bar to disarm him. “This place is so wackadoodle that only in a small town could you get something like this,” Brian Lowenthal, who runs the shopping center, told the television station.
October 31, 2013 |
Did Dr. Conrad Murray get out early? The short answer is no. Murray, the doctor who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson, had served nearly two years of a four-year sentence when he was released from Los Angeles County Jail just after midnight Monday. That's only half the sentence, but it's also the full amount of jail time provided for by law. How is that not getting out early? Since when does four years equal just under two? It's complicated.
October 27, 2013 |
Culture Monster popped into the opening of Kim Dingle's show at Coagula Curatorial's new gallery space in Chinatown on Saturday night. The installation -- "Kim Dingle's Wine Bar for Children at Mister Ling's Market,” was Dingle's first solo installation in Los Angeles in almost 16 years. The installation, which took over the entire gallery, was an ode of sorts to Dingle's years in the restaurant business. She and her partner, Aude Charles, recently closed their Eagle Rock restaurant, Fatty's; for the Coagula show, they turned Mat Gleason's gallery into a real b outique wine and craft beer shop, where paintings and 36 hand-painted bottles of Verdicchio were for sale, among other libations.