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January 17, 2013 | David Lazarus
Saturday is Gun Appreciation Day, an occasion to feel good about a consumer product that is guaranteed to play a role in the deaths of tens of thousands of Americans this year. That's not hyperbole. Roughly 30,000 people have been killed annually by guns in this country since 1979, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2010, the latest year for which statistics are available, the body count was 31,672. That places guns in unique company as a legal, over-the-counter product that, in the hands of some users, will kill people.
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 27, 2012 | By Yvonne Villarreal
Actor Johnny Lewis, known for his role as  Kip "Half Sack" Epps in “Sons of Anarchy,” fell to his death Wednesday in a bizarre series of events. Police are investigating whether the 28-year-old actor may have been under the influence of drugs when he went on a rampage in which he allegedly fought with two men and beat to death an 81-year-old woman who may have rented a room to Lewis. It is believed Lewis died after falling from a roof or balcony.  In the FX drama, Lewis played a hopeful trying to join the outlaw motorcycle club.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 26, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
Celebrities and filmmakers are mourning the death of prolific writer, director and journalist Nora Ephron, who passed away Tuesday in New York City. Responsible for hits such as "Sleepless in Seattle," "When Harry Met Sally... " and "Julie & Julia," Ephron was known for her wry, insightful and distinctly female work. "Nora Ephron was a journalist/artist who knew what was important to know; how things really worked, what was worthwhile, who was fascinating and why," Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson said in a touching joint statement to the Ministry.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 2013 | By Irfan Khan and Ari Bloomekatz
Police are continuing their search for suspects in the death of a Fontana man who was abducted in front of his house early Friday and whose body was found hours later inside his charred vehicle.   Alejandro Padilla, 40, left his house in the 6800 block of Beechcraft Avenue about 5 a.m. Friday morning when he was apparently attacked and abducted, family and friends said. A neighbor heard screams and called police. Arriving at the scene, officers found blood on the driveway and a broken bat. Padilla and his black 2009 Nissan Versa were missing.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 4, 2010 | By Katie Rosen and Sy Rosen
All this talk about Locke dying on "Lost" or whether he's still around as a spirit or not dead because he's alive in the dual world got us thinking about the great TV episodes that have dealt with death. There're too many terrific dramatic shows with people dying in them -- any show with Dennis Franz or Michael C. Hall in it, for example -- for us to make a list of those best episodes, so we concentrated on comedies. Besides, paraphrasing that famous quote, dying is easy (except if you're Tony or the Russian)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 2014 | By Samantha Schaefer
Los Angeles County sheriff's homicide detectives are investigating the death of a man in Palmdale early Sunday. About 4:30 a.m., deputies responded to 57th Street East and East Avenue S in Palmdale where an adult male was found dead, according to the Sheriff's Department. HOMICIDE REPORT: A story for every victim No additional details were available. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323)
NATIONAL
May 2, 2011 | By Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times
News of Osama bin Laden's death broke in Israel on Holocaust Remembrance Day, a holiday when broadcasters and news sites typically go silent. Yet most broke with tradition to cover the story. Photo gallery: Reactions to Osama bin Laden death Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement, "This is a resounding victory for justice, freedom and the common values of all democracies that are resolutely fighting shoulder to shoulder against terrorism. " President Shimon Peres said, "Bin Laden was one of the biggest murderers in history and he received his sentence.
BUSINESS
September 14, 2009 | David Colker
Foul play is not suspected in the death of indicted financier Danny Pang of Newport Beach, the Orange County coroner's office said Sunday. But no cause of death was given after an autopsy on Pang, 42, who had been charged with a series of frauds, including bilking millions from investors. The cause will not be given until the completion of toxicology tests, said Deputy Mitchell Sigal of the coroner's office. "That could take two to three months," he said. Paramedics arrived at Pang's home Friday afternoon and found him not breathing, police said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 2013 | By Paul Pringle
A 62-year-old skydiver was killed Saturday after he became entangled in a parachute and plummeted into a Lake Elsinore backyard, authorities said. Ken Oka, of Mira Loma, was performing a maneuver with a group of skydivers shortly after 3 p.m. when he got ensnared in the chute and couldn't free himself, according to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.  Oka landed in the 19000 block of Sweetwood Lane and was pronounced dead at a hospital, the department said. A sheriff's investigation is underway.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 2013 | By Angel Jennings
A 23-year-old man was stabbed to death in Hollywood early Sunday morning, police said. Los Angeles police received a call at 2:30 a.m. reporting a fight at Hollywood Boulevard and Whitley Avenue , said Officer Cleon Joseph. When officers arrived, they found a man with stab wounds. The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries, Joseph said. No description of the suspect was given. The motive is unknown. ALSO: Mother of two children found dead in hotel identified, arrested South Bay power outage leaves 115,000 homes without electricity 37 Hawthorne families displaced as workers try to cap methane leak Twitter: LATangel angel.jennings@latimes.com
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