CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 1999 |
So many times, Dolores Mata recalls, the teachers would call home about her youngest daughter, Sasha, who everyone knew as "Hollywood." It was never about her grades or her attitude, but always about the starlet-styled way in which she dressed. But the mother understood, just like the two sisters and everyone else who knew Sasha, that this fashionable and impressionable young woman wanted to become a model.
April 24, 1999 |
In what they called a major break in the disappearance of two college students, police announced Friday that they have found human remains in a remote canyon near the home of a paroled sex offender whom they term their leading suspect. Rex Allan Krebs, a local lumberyard worker, has not been charged in the case but remains in custody on an unrelated parole violation, police said in a late afternoon news conference.
April 27, 1997 |
Police here said Saturday that one of the eight women Chicago security guard Andrew Urdiales confessed to slaying was a prostitute killed in downtown San Diego nearly a decade ago. San Diego Police Lt. Jim Collins said law enforcement officials believe that Urdiales shot and killed Mary Ann Wells, 31, Sept. 25, 1988. Wells' death took place at the same time as a string of dozens of murders of prostitutes, transients and hitchhikers--all women--in San Diego County in the mid-1980s.
March 10, 1995 |
A popular band leader was convicted Thursday of stalking, raping and sexually assaulting seven women in a case in which one victim took the unusual step of going public to warn other women and put pressure on the Police Department to make the investigation a top priority. As the guilty verdicts were being read, Kenneth Bogard turned to rape victim Kim Caldwell and mouthed the words, "I didn't do it." Caldwell stared coldly at Bogard, pointed directly at him and said firmly, "Yes, you did."
February 28, 1997 |
Together, they came to take a stand Thursday, this handful of former strangers, these women who had been singled out by stalker David Arthur Carlsberg. On the day of his sentencing in the Santa Monica courthouse, three victims of one man's obsession offered him the same exacting look with which he had menaced them at different times, on different streets, in different darkened public garages, day and night, over the years.
March 20, 2000 |
Hard as she tries, Tosha McClintock can't get used to her new face. Her chin, which had been beaten until it was barely visible, feels full and heavy now, the result of a reconstructive implant. Her ears, which resembled cauliflowers from repeated pummeling, feel small and flat against her head, sewn closed, no longer bulging with cartilage. And she can breathe out of her nose again.