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April 19, 1989
A British seaman aboard an oil tanker anchored in Santa Monica Bay died after he was struck in the chest by a mooring line, authorities said Tuesday. The Coast Guard was called to the British-registered Maersk Navarin, anchored 1 3/4 miles off the coast of El Segundo, about 9:30 p.m. Monday, Coast Guard Petty Officer Robert Beals said. Coast Guard officials were told that Michael Kadzec, 40, had been hit in the chest by a large mooring line on the 811-foot vessel about half an hour earlier.
August 13, 1991
A 54-year-old man was shot in the chest Monday, and his girlfriend was questioned in the shooting. Adaro Guillermo remained in Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center after the 3:50 p.m. shooting. Orange County sheriff's deputies were still questioning his girlfriend, Joan Picha, 49, at her home late Monday night on Via Valverde, where the shooting occurred, apparently after an argument, Lt. Jay Mendez said.
May 3, 1989 | From Times staff reports
An 18-year-old Los Amigos High School student was arrested this morning on suspicion of stabbing a fellow student in the chest on a school parking lot after the two argued, Fountain Valley Lt. Larry Griswold said. Nathaniel G. Bonghanoy of Santa Ana was arrested about 10:33 a.m. at his job in Santa Ana after he allegedly stabbed a 16-year-old student in the chest about 7:45 a.m. Griswold said witnesses said the stabbing followed an incident in which a car occupied by the victim was cut off by another in the lot. Bonghanoy, who was driving nearby, laughed at the victim and several friends after the incident, Griswold said.
October 3, 2011 | Karen Voight, Good Form
If your back feels stiff and tight, try lying on the floor for a few minutes and hugging your knees into your chest. This is a safe and effective way to release tight muscles in your back, legs and groin. Lie on your back with your feet flat on the floor and knees bent (you can place a small folded towel under your head for comfort). Bend your right knee into your chest and pause. Check that the back of your hips remains on the floor. Elongate your neck by moving your shoulders down away from your ears.
November 14, 2011 | Karen Voight, Good Form
Keep this stretch in mind when you find yourself sitting for long periods of time. It will help to relieve tension and tightness in your upper chest and back, as well as make it easier to stay mentally clear and focused. Sit near the front end of a sturdy chair. Place your feet and knees together, with feet flat on the floor. Reach your arms behind you and grasp the back of the arm rests or the chair back. Hold on firmly as you inhale and lift your chest. Hold this position for a few breaths as you focus on feeling a deep stretch across your chest and shoulders.
December 26, 2011 | Karen Voight, Good Form
If you're short on time, include this core conditioning move to target your midsection quickly and safely. Begin with the bent-knees variation and progress to the more intense straight-leg version as you get stronger. Lie on your back with your arms at your sides and your knees together and bent directly above your hips, shins parallel to the ceiling. Inhale with your head and your hands resting on the floor. On the exhalation, contract your abdominals and bring your head, chest and shoulders off the floor while reaching your hands past the outsides of your knees.
July 31, 1999
A man who police say shot his 17-year-old son to death during an argument in their home Friday was arrested on suspicion of murder, the Santa Monica Police Department reported. The shooting occurred about 10:24 a.m. in the 1500 block of 16th Street, authorities said. Neighbors called police after hearing a gunshot, and officers soon arrested David Emile Herbert, 49. He is being held without bail.
February 15, 1993
Police were searching Sunday for a suspect in connection with the early morning slaying of a 40-year-old man. At 12:45 a.m., police were called to an apartment at 414 S. Melrose St., where they found Jose Alvarenga shot several times in the chest. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene. Police said they are searching for Octavio Garcia Zentina, 24, who witnesses said had argued with Alvarenga and allegedly shot him with a handgun before fleeing.
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