September 30, 2013 |
Numerous cultural critics, not to mention "Breaking Bad" maestro Vince Gilligan himself, have cited cinema's influence in the crafting of the hit series. And for good reason: There are scores of film references in just a single episode of the Bryan Cranston show. AMC's finale Sunday night garnered a whopping 10.3 million viewers (more people than went out and paid for tickets to a solid cinematic hit like, say, “The Purge” this past summer, speaking of movies. And we have a feeling this one will be around a lot longer)
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October 7, 2011 |
A Los Angeles County sheriff's rookie who graduated at the top of his recruit class resigned after only a few weeks on the job, alleging that a supervisor made him beat up a mentally ill jail inmate, according to interviews and law enforcement records. The deputy, Joshua Sather, said that shortly before the inmate's beating his supervisor said, "We're gonna go in and teach this guy a lesson," according to the records. The attack, Sather said, was then covered up. Law enforcement records reveal that the incident caused tensions in the Sheriff's Department.
April 27, 2010 |
Every time Luis Moncada blinks, he curses, thanks to the unprintable expletive tattooed onto his eyelids at age 18. A gang member at the time, he was convinced he wouldn't make it to 21 and wanted to deliver this angry message to the world when he was gone. Fourteen years later, Moncada is telling a different kind of story with his eyes. He and his brother Daniel have recurring roles on AMC's "Breaking Bad," where they've spent much of this third season playing silent-assassin types — cartel members from Mexico who've come to kill Walter White ( Bryan Cranston)
February 25, 1998 |
From the time they were old enough to chew bubble gum, Matt Fisher, Matt Cassel and Conor Jackson have been called baseball wonders. Every step of the way, from T-ball through senior league, they've stood out as all-stars. In youth drafts, they were certain No. 1 picks. If only they had agent Dennis Gilbert to negotiate their pizza deals. Time has flown by. They're now sophomores in high school, Fisher and Cassel at Chatsworth, Jackson at El Camino Real.
September 24, 1995 |
Every Saturday night for years, rock 'n' roll blared from the outdoor speakers on the balcony of Charlie Minor's rented Malibu beach house. Until the frosty hours of the next morning, scores of beautiful bikini-clad women, music executives and celebrities checked in to enjoy Minor's food, drinks and hospitality, their limos swallowing up dozens of parking spots along Pacific Coast Highway.
April 27, 1990 |
Hawthorne 2, Beverly Hills 1--The Cougars, winless in their first eight Bay League outings, completed a two-game sweep of first-place Beverly Hills with a victory at Hawthorne. Tarrick Brock's bases-loaded single with no outs in the seventh inning drove in Moises Barba with the winning run. Hawthorne, which beat Beverly Hills, 5-4, on Tuesday, improved to 10-14 overall and 2-8 in league play. Beverly Hills (15-4, 7-3) had tied the score with one out in the top the seventh.
October 21, 1989
Poway 21, Vista 20--Poway (4-3, 2-2) trailed 12-0 at half, but came back to defeat Vista (1-6, 0-4). Avocado Ramona 21, Carlsbad 20--Carlsbad (3-4, 1-2) scored with 31 seconds left on Charlie Grant's six-yard run, but quarterback Jesse Medina's pitch to Grant on the conversion was behind him and recovered by Ramona (5-2, 3-1). Carlsbad's Chris Greene caught four passes for 59 yards and two touchdowns and running back Will Bartch ran for 148 yards in 15 carries.
July 30, 1986 |
Three-time collegiate All-American Val Rosas of Buena Park scored the biggest victory of his career by winning the gold medal in archery at the U.S. Olympic Festival Tuesday. Rosas, who entered the final round in fourth place, upset two-time Olympic champion Darrell Pace and seven-time national titlist Rick McKinney. He shot a perfect 60 for six arrows to start the 30-meter portion and finished with 89 points.
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November 8, 2003 |
Oxnard gang member Julio Cesar Chavez testified Friday that he kept silent during his recent murder trial to avoid answering questions about who participated in the fatal beating and stabbing of a man during a back-alley fight two years ago. Chavez broke his silence at his sentencing hearing and denied any role in the slaying for which he was convicted two months ago. He suggested that unnamed gang associates acted in self-defense after being approached by rivals from an El Rio neighborhood.