CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 2008 |
A medical marijuana user has filed a $1-million lawsuit against Seal Beach police for taking up to 50 of his pot plants and allegedly forcing him to become an informant. The Orange County Superior Court lawsuit filed last month by Bruce Benedict, 43, of Seal Beach said he is a marijuana patient and caregiver who is allowed by California law to grow and distribute the drug. Benedict said that he called police because of illegal construction in his apartment building and that officers smelled marijuana.
September 11, 1985 |
Rick Honeycutt pitched a five-hitter in his first complete game of the year and Mariano Duncan knocked in five runs Tuesday to lead the Dodgers to a 10-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves in the first game of a doubleheader. Honeycutt (8-12), who had lost six of his last eight decisions, also touched off a five-run second inning with a run-scoring single. He struck out two batters and walked three.
July 30, 1989 |
Trading Post: The New York Yankees of the 1950s made a specialty of trading with the Kansas City A's. Now it's the San Diego Padres. Since 1986, the Yankees have acquired 11 former Padre pitchers, though not all in direct deals with San Diego. The 11: John Montefusco, Mike Armstrong, Tim Stoddard, Bob Shirley, Dennis Rasmussen, Ed Whitson, Jimmy Jones, Lance McCullers, Andy Hawkins, Dave LaPoint and Walt Terrell, obtained the other day for Mike Pagliarulo.
April 7, 1986 |
Some relevant numbers to keep in mind as the Dodgers open the season today: --Mariano Duncan was successful in 83% of his attempted steals (38 out of 46) last season. Atlanta's Bruce Benedict was the only catcher able to throw out Duncan twice. --Ken Landreaux hit 10 of his 12 home runs with the bases empty last season. With two outs and runners in scoring position, Landreaux batted .140 last season after averaging .326 the previous three seasons. --Bill Madlock is batting .
September 19, 1986 |
Atlanta utility outfielder Billy Sample says he always has three plans when he pinch hits with the bases loaded, only one out and the game on the line, as he did in the Braves 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers Thursday. "First you must avoid the double play," said Sample, who was called on to hit for reliever Paul Assenmacher (7-3) under those exact conditions in the 12th inning. "Second, you look for the sacrifice fly," Sample said. "Third, you look for placement. I went to plan three."
May 21, 1999 |
In the Year of the Grand Slam, Robin Ventura did something that had never before been done. Ventura became the first major leaguer to hit grand slams in both games of a doubleheader, leading the New York Mets to a sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers, 11-10 and 10-1, on Thursday night at New York. "You go up and think this can't happen again," Ventura said. "Grand slams don't happen that often because you don't get that many situations."