CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 2012 |
A Chino Hills residence allegedly housing women from China who want to give birth to U.S.-citizen children is on the verge of being shut down by the city after complaints about traffic and a sewage spill. The home is on a hilltop at the end of a long driveway on Woodglen Drive, an area zoned for single family houses. City officials have issued a cease and desist order, alleging that the site is being used as a hotel in a rural residential zone. They plan to take the property owner to court.
August 16, 1996 |
A lesbian who lost custody of her son because of her sex life abandoned a three-year battle to get the boy back from her own mother Thursday. But Sharon Bottoms testified that she will instead seek expanded visitation rights, including permission to bring 5-year-old Tyler Doustou to the apartment she shares with her lover. "She just didn't want to go through this ordeal again," explained Donald Butler, Bottoms' attorney.
May 8, 1991 |
A California man who helped his terminally ill wife commit suicide with a plastic bag over her head acted out of love, his attorney said Tuesday. But prosecutors say the man, Bertram R. Harper, should be convicted of murder because he did more than assist his wife. "Mrs. Virginia Lee Harper didn't die at her own hands," Wayne County assistant prosecutor Timothy Kenny told jurors Tuesday in his opening statement at Harper's murder trial. "She died at the hands of the defendant."
December 21, 2006 |
Virginia authorities have launched a substantial review of the state's DNA database after discovering that thousands of felons may have skirted a legal requirement to submit genetic samples, partly because local and state agencies may have failed to make them do so. Public safety and crime lab officials estimate that at least 20% of felons' DNA profiles could be missing from the database, a flaw that could hamper criminal investigations across the state and nation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 1993 |
It's almost funny that, under existing laws, a successful merchant can't be sure of selling anything legally. If you sell a product for less than your competitors, that's "cutthroat competition" or "dumping." If you sell at the same price, it's "price-fixing." And if you sell for more, that's "monopolistic advantage." Those who promote gun-control have stacked the cards even better. If you buy a handgun that is inexpensive, small and low-caliber, it's a Saturday-night special.
August 27, 1989 |
When Phil and Marie Meltzer began house hunting in 1987, they wanted an affordable neighborhood close to downtown Los Angeles. Phil, a self-employed recruiter for data processing and software companies, and Marie, a fine arts saleswoman, missed the urban ambiance of Chicago, their former home. They wanted a house that was close-in and near freeways. Above all, they wanted a house with character that would fit their modest budget.