CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 2011 |
For a long time, for all the heroes and the heroics, the Koufaxes and Garveys and hobbled home run trots, the experience of going to a Los Angeles Dodgers game was largely about beating traffic. Fans arrived late, left early and -- at least in the eyes of rivals -- didn't seem terribly concerned with what happened in the intervening hours. But over time, being a Dodgers fan became an almost tribal identity to some. That helped to rebuild a fervent base of support for the team -- and brought an unsettling pattern of fan abuse and boorish behavior that hit another low last week when a Giants fan was severely beaten on opening day. The violence left even the truest blue Dodgers fans saying something has to change.
April 24, 2012
Sometimes bigger is better when buying art by committee. At this year's Collectors Committee weekend, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art bought $2.5 million worth of artwork to add to its permanent collection, including two larger-than-life works: a 60-foot-long Robert Rauschenberg screenprint that shows a collage of newspaper articles from 1970, bought for $775,000; and a nearly 10-foot-tall elevator surround that Louis Sullivan designed around...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 2002 |
An Orange County sheriff's deputy remained in a coma Sunday after his patrol car crashed and burst into flames during the hunt for a drive-by shooting suspect, authorities said. Deputy Mike Gaard, 33, who received multiple fractures and lacerations in the accident Saturday, was in a medically induced coma at Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center, where officials listed him in guarded condition.
February 25, 2010 |
After Ryan Fiegel fell into a coma in the wake of a brain tumor in February, his parents made the tough decision to take him off his ventilator. But Ryan, 26, didn't die; he didn't wake up either. The Fiegels decided they wanted Ryan's last days to be at Grand Junction's community hospice, the Hospice and Palliative Care Center of Western Colorado. He had received excellent care at St. Mary's Hospital and Medical Center, but it was uncomfortable to be in the scurry and stress surrounding a place where staff was trained to do everything to fight death.
April 24, 2013 |
It is hard indeed to have much hope for the recovery of Gustavo Cerati. The former frontman of Soda Stereo, the pioneering Argentine rock band, has been in a coma since suffering a stroke while on tour in 2010. El Universal, the Mexico City newspaper, reports today that Lilian Clark, the singer's mother, believes there still may be "small signs of hope" to be found in her son's condition. "We who are helping at his side every day, we note some responses, small perhaps, but responses," the newspaper quotes Clark as telling Colombia's RCN Radio in Spanish.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 2005 |
A Canadian man convicted of first-degree murder in a 1998 holdup that left a Lake Forest jewelry store owner dead and her husband in a coma was handed a sentence Friday of 25 years to life in prison. James Jordan Priel, of Vancouver was 21 when he robbed the Jewel Garden. Nancy Sleiman, 51, was fatally shot and her husband, Mike, 53, was shot in the head and left in a coma from which he recovered. Priel was sentenced at Orange County Superior Court in Santa Ana.
January 18, 2014 |
It should come as no surprise that Lifetime's adaptation of "Flowers in the Attic" is terrible. Of course it's terrible! The book was terrible! Rife with clunky dialogue, ridiculous characters and ludicrous plot twists. It was so terrible you could not put it down. Child imprisonment! Two kinds of evil mothers! And, oh my sainted aunt, incest! Loving, consensual incest! It was "Blue Lagoon" meets "Sybil" in the days before becoming a vampire replaced teen sex as your mama's worst nightmare.
May 23, 1986 |
Rep. John E. Grotberg (R-Ill.), so weak as the result of a coma he suffered earlier this year that he needs help to sign his name, is ending his bid for a second term, an aide said Thursday.
February 18, 2011 |
"Unknown" is a nifty international thriller of the "what if?" variety. What if you came out of a coma after a car accident to find that no one knew you? Or, even worse, that someone had pilfered your identity, and everyone you thought you knew, especially your wife, insisted that that other person was you. Now an ordinary individual might have trouble in that situation, but "Unknown" doesn't have anyone average as the beleaguered biologist Martin Harris ? it has Liam Neeson, the star of "Taken" and one of the most naturally forceful actors on the contemporary scene.