CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 2011 |
Early one morning last November, Emilio Franco and his wife awoke to the noise of men breaking into their Downey home. When the two intruders burst into the couple's bedroom, Franco was prepared. Years earlier, someone had threatened to kidnap his son, and ever since he'd kept a loaded .45-caliber pistol by his bed, his attorney says. According to family members, Franco scuffled briefly with the strangers before gunfire erupted. Police arrived to find one of the intruders critically injured and Franco dead from a gunshot wound to the chest.
August 13, 1989
NOTE: There are no waiting lists or membership requirements unless otherwise noted. Clubs are seeking new members unless otherwise noted. Alamitos Bay Yacht Club--494 members, all sailboaters. Five sponsors and boat ownership required. Three-month waiting list. Initiation fees and dues are confidential. American Legion Yacht Club--200 members. Two sponsors required. No initiation fees, $25 a year dues. Anacapa Yacht Club--150 members. Two-month waiting list. Two sponsors needed.
March 19, 2014 |
You might want to ask for a mulligan if this happens. Scientists at UC Irvine announced Wednesday that titanium-coated clubs can cause plants and grass on golf courses to catch on fire. Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Steve Concialdi told the Associated Press that the results confirm suspicions investigators have had that titanium clubs caused a fire that burned 25 acres at Irvine's Shady Canyon in 2010 and a much smaller fire a year later at Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club in Mission Viejo that burned close to homes.
August 26, 2011 |
The company behind the Improv comedy club chain has sued its Internet marketing promoter, accusing him of using the Improv brand's "good will" to promote his own company and a planned chain of competing clubs. Improv West Associates alleges in the lawsuit that Robert Hartmann used his job as Improv's marketing officer to promote "independent businesses he was building on the back of the Improv brand. " Those businesses include a planned chain of comedy clubs called Levity Live, the lawsuit alleged.
December 29, 2011 |
Once a month, you can automatically receive in the mail a bottle of wine, a box of organic fruit and now, a pair of sequined stilettos. In a cyber twist to the traditional monthly sales clubs, shoe membership websites have become a hit among fashion-forward women, who say they bring together the convenience and affordability of shopping online with the personalized experience offered in a boutique. "This is fashion of the future," said celebrity fashion designer Kimora Lee Simmons, who recently signed on as president, creative director and an investor of JustFabulous Inc., an El Segundo membership club.
November 19, 2012 |
On Monday the New York Observer ran a sensational story about BDSM sex clubs popping up in the Ivy League. They can be found at Harvard, Columbia and Yale -- all Ivies -- as well as Tufts, MIT and the University of Chicago. The group at Harvard is called Munch. "The popularity of 50 Shades of Grey has accelerated a mainstreaming of the BDSM subculture already underway - the initials stand for bondage, discipline, sadism and masochism - and the trend has been especially pronounced in our more elite institutions of higher learning," the Observer writes . E.L. James' bestselling trilogy began as a fantasy, fan fiction written to imagine a version of "Twlight's" characters all grown up and in adult situations.