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ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2014 | By Gary Goldstein
"Brick Mansions," Paul Walker's penultimate film (prior to "Fast & Furious 7"), is a dumb and ugly action picture that works strictly as a reminder of the late actor's head-turning good looks and modest charisma. Otherwise, this remake of the 2004 French thriller "District B13," directed by Camille Delamarre (editor of "Transporter 3" and "Taken 2"), is a dizzying mishmash of showy stunts, muddled narrative and some seriously risible acting and dialogue. Prolific filmmaker Luc Besson's screenplay, faithfully adapted from the "B13" script he wrote with Bibi Naceri, has relocated this dystopian crime tale from 2006 Paris to 2018 Detroit (as if the Motor City didn't have enough image problems)
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores and Paloma Esquivel
Moments after a school bus crashed in the Anaheim Hills, students screamed for help as Good Samaritans rushed to free them from the wrecked vehicle, according to witnesses. The witnesses heard a loud crack Thursday afternoon as the yellow bus smashed into trees on a grassy hill along East Nohl Ranch Road by the Anaheim Hills Golf Course.  "I saw the bus drive up and fly up and crash," said Michelle Imperial, who was driving in the opposite direction. She said she pulled over and called 911 as children screamed: "Help me!
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 2014 | By Christine Mai-Duc
The mother of a 17-year-old student who died when a FedEx freight truck slammed into a college-bound bus in Northern California, creating a fireball of wreckage, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit, claiming the company's vehicles have a history of catching fire. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, is the first to be filed since the April 10 collision, which occurred after the FedEx truck crossed a median. F ive students from Southern California high schools and three adult chaperons bound for Humboldt State University perished in the fiery crash, as did both the drivers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 2014 | By Christine Mai-Duc
Coroner's officials have formally identified the final victim who died in a fiery Northern California crash between a FedEx truck and a tour bus full of students. The April 10 head-on collision on Interstate 5 near Orland killed 10 people as more than 40 Southern California high school students were on their way to visit the campus of Humboldt State University. Glenn County Sheriff-Coroner Larry Jones confirmed that Adrian Castro, a 19-year-old senior at El Monte High School, died in the crash, along with four other students, three adult chaperons and the two drivers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores
A 20-year-old man was arrested early Sunday after crashing his sports utility vehicle into a Palmdale apartment building, killing a 16-year-old girl while she slept, authorities said. Roberto Rodriguez, of Palmdale, was booked on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail, authorities said. Investigators believe the suspect was drunk at the time of the crash. The incident occurred about 3:50 a.m. in the 1000 block of East Avenue R, said Deputy Collin Reddy of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- A 26-year-old San Diego man was arrested Saturday morning on suspicion of drunk driving and vehicular homicide after two passengers in his Nissan Sentra were killed in a high-speed crash. Mario Alberto Castaneda Carranza was driving at 70 mph on Interstate 8 near Lakeside in eastern San Diego County when he apparently lost control of his car at approximately 7:30 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. The 1997 vehicle crashed through a chain-link fence and smashed into a concrete culvert.
SCIENCE
April 18, 2014 | By Amina Khan
NASA's LADEE mission ended with a bang when the spacecraft crashed into the lunar surface Thursday. The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer smashed into the dark side of the moon between 9:30 and 10:22 p.m., according to NASA officials. The vending-machine-sized spacecraft ran out of fuel and collided with the moon at a speed of roughly 3,600 miles per hour -- or “about three times the speed of a high-powered rifle bullet,” Rick Elphic, LADEE project scientist at NASA Ames Research Center said in a statement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 2014 | By Christine Mai-Duc
The Glenn County coroner's office has confirmed an eighth victim who died in the April 10 collision between a FedEx truck and a tour bus of Southern California high school students. The head-on collision, which killed 10, occurred on Interstate 5 near Orland as the students were on their way to Humboldt State University to visit the campus. Coroner's officials confirmed that Mattison Haywood, a 25-year-old resident of Chino, died in the crash along with her fiance , Michael Myvett, 29. Haywood and Myvett were serving as chaperons for the teenagers during the trip, and both were reportedly sitting near the front of the bus when the FedEx truck crossed the median and barreled into it. The crash killed both drivers , as well as five high school students and three adult chaperons.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 2014 | By Alicia Banks
A 40-year-old Los Angeles mother and her 4-year-old son were identified Friday as the victims killed in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 80 in Sacramento. Carrie Tricia Sears was driving a 2005 Nissan Pathfinder west on the freeway with her son, Skylar Eubanks, in a child restraint seat in the back Thursday afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol. Sears' 9-year-old daughter also was in the backseat next to Skylar, officials said. CHP Officer Lizz Dutton said the family was heading back home to West Hills in the San Fernando Valley after visiting family in the Rocklin-Auburn area.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 2014 | By Kate Mather and Ruben Vives
Investigators said it was not immediately clear what caused two fire trucks to collide Wednesday afternoon in Monterey Park, sending one careening into a Chinese restaurant and injuring at least 14 people. It also was not known how many of the injured were patrons at Lu's Dumpling House or pedestrians, but fire officials said four firefighters suffered minor to moderate injuries. No fatalies were reported, but officials told reporters at least one person was critically injured. The crash was reported at 3:12 p.m. at the intersection of Garfield and Emerson avenues, Monterey Park police Lt. Carrie Mazelin said.
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