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November 22, 2013 |
An Orange County massage therapist was arrested Thursday on suspicion of using his practice to sexually assault three women. Michael James Jackson, 52, was arrested at his home in Fullerton after a yearlong investigation, according to the Brea Police Department. Jackson, who operated a massage therapy business called On the Spot Therapy, allegedly committed the assaults during appointments at the victim's homes, Brea police said in a news release. The investigation was sparked after a 38-year-old Brea resident reported that Jackson had inappropriately touched her during a message appointment in her home in October 2012, Brea police said.
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November 21, 2013 |
Angela Spaccia's attorney Thursday blamed the massive corruption in Bell on former city manager Robert Rizzo and the city's former finance director and said the district attorney brought the case against his client to gain publicity before the 2010 election. In his closing statement, Harland Braun insisted his client had done no wrong despite receiving a salary that reached $564,000 a year along with benefits that would make her rich in retirement. "Quite frankly, I'm sure all of you are shocked about the amounts of money involved here," Braun told jurors.
November 15, 2013 |
At a conference at a Newport Beach hotel, more than 250 teachers from around the globe learned how to refine exercises, target particular muscles and work with people who have injuries. "The brilliance of Pilates is how it helps you with your daily living," says Lolita San Miguel, one of the stars of the conference. She studied with Joseph Pilates and has practiced his fitness method for more than five decades. Graceful and flexible at 79, she still teaches in Florida, where she lives.
November 12, 2013 |
All the amenities of modern medicine are available at a new West Los Angeles hospital. There's 24-hour emergency care, a team of surgeons, psychology and physical therapy units, MRI and CT machines, one of the top oncologists in the country. Medical assistants busily roam the halls, soothing patients' fears with smiles, kind words or gentle touches. But they have to watch out: The patients can bite. They're dogs, cats and other pets being treated at the VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital, which at 42,000 square feet is the largest pet hospital west of the Mississippi River.
November 3, 2013 |
Call it "Shattered Glass: The Sequel. " At a hearing this week, the California Supreme Court will be asked by the state Committee of Bar Examiners to deny a law license to Stephen Glass, the serial fabricator who as a twentysomething aspiring journalist disgraced the New Republic magazine and inspired a film. The court should grant Glass the license and allow him to hang up his shingle. A review panel found "overwhelming evidence" that the Georgetown law graduate, who passed bar examinations in California and New York and who is now in his 40s, has rehabilitated himself.
October 23, 2013 |
Former KPMG auditing partner Scott London should spend three years in prison on his insider-trading conviction for selling secret information about the accounting firm's clients to a stock-trading friend, the federal probation office in Los Angeles recommended. The tips to Encino jeweler Bryan Shaw resulted in nearly $1.3 million in profitable trades, prosecutors alleged. The probation office, in a confidential report, recommended the prison term, and the information was disclosed in court papers filed recently by London's attorney, Harland Braun.
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October 14, 2013 |
Agent Roger Richman had a ton of celebrity clients - James Cagney, Mae West, Maria Callas, Albert Einstein, the Marx brothers, Sigmund Freud, Gypsy Rose Lee and W.C. Fields, to name a few. Contrary to expectations, none of them were overly demanding. "I don't have people calling me in the middle of the night saying there aren't enough red M&Ms in the Green Room," he told The Times in a 2001 interview. The reason was simple: By the time he began advocating for them, they were long dead.
October 3, 2013 |
Citigroup Inc. will pay $30 million to Massachusetts to settle charges that one of its analysts in Taiwan improperly leaked research to four major clients a day before making the information public. Secretary of State William Galvin said the U.S. hedge fund and institutional clients used the advance word of the research to profit from weaker sales of Apple iPhones. PHOTOS: The costliest bank failures Galvin says Citigroup Global Markets Inc., a subsidiary of the banking giant, violated its own policies and procedures as well as federal and state securities laws.
July 29, 2013 |
Three hundred fifty dollars. That's the amount Los Angeles County pays a private attorney to represent a child charged with crimes when the public defender has a conflict of interest and can't handle the case. That $350 has to cover all legal work, even when the child is charged with a serious crime such as murder or rape. About 11,000 kids a year end up being represented by such appointed counsel. Here's how it commonly works. Let's say two 15-year-olds are caught with a six-pack of beer and charged with illegal possession of alcohol.