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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 1992
An Otay Mesa family filed suit Friday against Home Depot seeking damages for the death of their 3 1/2-year-old daughter who was crushed by a falling door at the discount chain's South San Diego outlet in September. Nora Carrasco was with her parents, brother and sister in the store on Saturn Boulevard last Sept. 23 when the accident occurred.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 1992
A 20-year-old Escondido woman will be tried on a charge of first-degree murder for allegedly strangling to death her newborn boy and dumping him in a garbage bin. Vista Municipal Judge Donald E. Rudloff ruled Monday that there is ample evidence to try Tiffany Nicole Sandeffer for the killing last November. The boy's body was found by a man rummaging through trash bins looking for cans and bottles.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 9, 2014 | By David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times Book Critic
E.L. Doctorow has long operated in the shadow of the Transcendentalists: Emerson, who inspired his 2003 collection of essays, "Reporting the Universe"; Hawthorne, whose story "Wakefield," he updated in 2008. Like them, his great subject is consciousness, what he has called "a mind in the appalled contemplation of itself. " Like them, he is a romantic, a true believer - in the myth of America as a shining city, despite its various and ongoing failures to live up to its better self. His finest efforts embody this tension, between who we are and who we wish we were, between promise and despair.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 2, 2010 | By Mark Olsen
In "Meskada," the investigation of the murder of a young boy in an affluent community leads a detective back to the poorer nearby town where he grew up, a place he has struggled to leave behind. Long-simmering tensions come to a boil between rich and poor as pressure is exerted in ways both subtle and overt. FOR THE RECORD: The caption on an earlier version of this article identified Rachel Nichols as the actress with Kellan Lutz. He is in the scene with Grace Gummer. Also, the caption had misspelled the movie title as "Meksada.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 1993
An East Los Angeles man who pleaded no contest to killing his girlfriend's daughter and then dumping the baby's body into a trash bin was sentenced Wednesday to 21 years in prison. John Diaz, 27, was arrested in February after a three-day search for him and 10-month-old Desire Lartundo. He entered his plea, which is the equivalent of a guilty plea, in May as his preliminary hearing was about to get under way.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 1995
The "war memorial" proposed for the Chatsworth Metrolink station is a fraud and should not be built ("Donations Sought for War Memorial," Aug. 22). The plan calls for a flagpole and a plaque paying tribute to veterans. Nothing in the plan evokes the true images of war, so it cannot truly be called a war memorial. Where are the images of demolished buildings, or of a mother wailing while cradling her dead child? Those are the images of war. We should have to face those images when deciding whether to send troops into battle, rather than the government-sponsored sanitized images presented to us with the full cooperation of the media.
NEWS
June 21, 2001 | From the Washington Post
A woman who had been taking medication for postpartum depression told police in Houston that she killed her five young children Wednesday, apparently by drowning them one at a time in a bathtub in the family's home. An officer responding to a phone call from the woman, Andrea Yates, 36, found the wet bodies of four of her children on a bed, covered by a sheet, said police spokesman John Cannon. Minutes later, a second officer found a fifth child's body in a bathtub full of water, he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 1991 | ALLISON SAMUELS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Fountain Valley man was sentenced to four years in state prison Friday for the slaying of his 15-month-old nephew in 1989. Sherman Robert Corwin, 21, gave an emotional apology before receiving the maximum penalty, saying he wished that he could trade places with the dead child, according to Deputy Public Defender Marri Derby. "He is visibly upset by the incident and feels horrible about it," Derby said. "He apologized for the grief that was caused to both families."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 19, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
Officers shot and killed a man who fired at them from a sidewalk in South Los Angeles on Tuesday night, police said. Two officers were on patrol on 55th Street near Holmes Avenue when the man began shooting, police said. They returned fire and the man tried to run. He fell, but as officers approached, he reached for his gun and officers fired again, Lt. Horace Frank said. About 30 to 50 people surrounded police and began throwing things, police said.
NEWS
April 20, 1989 | From United Press International
Police arrested a church groundskeeper Wednesday on suspicion of murder in the strangulation of Jennifer Moore, a popular 13-year-old girl whose nude body was found near a highway here. Sgt. Scott Sibbard identified the suspect as Scott Martin Williams, 29, of Novato, described as a volunteer groundskeeper at Bethel Baptist Church. Williams, a burly man with a black beard and glasses, was booked on suspicion of murder after voluntarily accompanying police who had questioned him at the church, Sibbard said.
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