CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 14, 1986 |
Two men were arrested Wednesday and three more are being sought in connection with at least 10 strong-arm robberies in the county, police said. Santa Ana police arrested Robert Nevarez Castaneda, 20, of Santa Ana and Michael Angel Lira, 18, of Garden Grove about an hour after two Buena Park residents were bound and their apartment ransacked Wednesday morning, police said. Castaneda and Lira are being held in County Jail on suspicion of robbery.
April 15, 2007 |
ON an old studio lot outside London, a production crew began work on the movie "Sahara" in November 2003 by staging the crash of a vintage airplane. But when the film opened in theaters in April 2005, the sequence had been deleted. "In the context of the movie, it didn't work," said director Breck Eisner. The cost of the 46-second clip: more than $2 million. This kind of spending, according to accounting records, helped turn "Sahara" into one of the biggest financial flops in Hollywood history.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 2000 |
The president of the Orange County Hells Angels' chapter pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal drug-trafficking charges, admitting his role in an elaborate drug ring that smuggled methamphetamine in shipments of Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Howard Coones, a 45-year-old Garden Grove resident, pleaded guilty to conspiring to supply and distribute ephedrine--the raw material used in the production of methamphetamine.
April 30, 1987 |
A Yakima Indian Nation jury Wednesday acquitted five tribe members charged with violating salmon-fishing regulations, saying their right to practice ancient religious customs had been violated. The five remain in custody, however, and face federal prison sentences of one to five years for their convictions in the 1983 case. The men smiled as they were led from the courtroom after Tribal Judge David Ward read the verdicts. Defendant David Sohappy said he was pleased.