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April 26, 2013 | By Richard Winton
El Monte police officers shot and wounded a man who allegedly stole a delivery truck early Friday morning and was chased into San Gabriel. A bloody sidewalk next to a delivery truck at San Marino Avenue and Leslie Drive marked the spot where the pursuit reached its conclusion about 4:40 a.m. after the driver hit a spike strip. As the driver backed up the truck toward officers, they opened fire, Sheriff's Lt. John Corina said. The suspect, who was not identified, was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 2014 | By Matt Stevens
Los Angeles police are asking for the public's help in finding the gunman responsible for the fatal shooting of a delivery truck driver in South L.A., authorities said. Police responded to the 4700 block of South Flower Street around 7:30 a.m. Friday and discovered Pedro Antonio Rodriguez bleeding inside the cab of his delivery truck, authorities said. The truck was parked “askew at the curb,” an LAPD statement said. An investigation revealed that Rodriguez had also been the victim of a robbery, according to the statement.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 2014 | By Matt Stevens
Los Angeles police are asking for the public's help in finding the gunman responsible for the fatal shooting of a delivery truck driver in South L.A., authorities said. Police responded to the 4700 block of South Flower Street around 7:30 a.m. Friday and discovered Pedro Antonio Rodriguez bleeding inside the cab of his delivery truck, authorities said. The truck was parked “askew at the curb,” an LAPD statement said. An investigation revealed that Rodriguez had also been the victim of a robbery, according to the statement.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 5, 2014 | By Julie Makinen
BEIJING -- Sculptor, dissident, activist, blogger, rock 'n' roller, barber. Multi-hyphenate Ai Weiwei wasn't really in need of another descriptor, but now you can add this: actor. The roly-poly, 56-year-old Chinese artist makes his acting debut in a 10-minute sci-fi short called "The Sand Storm" filmed in Beijing in early 2013. The existence of the project wasn't widely known until this week, when the film's writer-director, Jason Wishnow, launched a $33,000 Kickstarter campaign to fund post-production work (it's already exceeded the goal)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Newport Beach man was killed early Tuesday when a delivery truck struck him in the street. Robert Jay Shenk, 25, was declared dead about 4 a.m. at the scene of the accident on Birch Street south of Orchard Drive. The driver of the truck was interviewed by police and released. The cause of the accident is under investigation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 2002
Police searched Tuesday for a man who hijacked a Budweiser beer delivery truck and drove through two counties before abandoning it and the unharmed driver in San Bernardino. The man forced his way into the cab of the truck shortly after 9:15 a.m. while the driver was at a stop sign in Orange, police said. At least two people saw the hijacking and called 911. Police helicopters and patrol units searched for four hours without success. The driver contacted his employer shortly after 1 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 1992 | LARRY SPEER
A 2-year-old Oxnard boy died Sunday after being run over by a pizza delivery truck, police said. Ramon Suarez was standing in a driveway in the 600 block of East Pleasant Valley Road at 1:05 p.m. when a truck driven by Domino's Pizza employee Juan Gomez, 28, of Oxnard struck him, said Ernie Orosco, Oxnard Police Department traffic investigator.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 2010 | By Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times
Two robbers posing as police officers abducted a man at gunpoint Thursday morning as he was preparing to deliver pharmaceuticals to a San Fernando Valley drugstore, Los Angeles police said. The victim, who was not immediately identified, had just gotten out of his delivery truck in front of the Rite Aid pharmacy in the 13300 block of Riverside Drive in Sherman Oaks when he was confronted by two men armed with semiautomatic handguns and wearing sweatshirts with the word "police" on them.
NEWS
February 18, 1989 | From Associated Press
A delivery truck careened onto a busy downtown street Friday afternoon, crashing into 14 vehicles and critically injuring a bystander before the vehicle was stopped and the driver was arrested for drunken driving.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 1986
A North Hollywood man was critically injured Wednesday afternoon when his car collided with a water delivery truck on Topanga Canyon Boulevard just south of California 118, the California Highway Patrol said. Douglas Nankivell, 32, was air-lifted to Holy Cross Hospital in Mission Hills where he was listed in critical condition with chest injuries, a hospital spokesman said. Nankivell was southbound on Topanga Canyon Boulevard at 2:10 p.m.
BUSINESS
March 5, 2014 | By Ricardo Lopez
United Parcel Service Inc. said Wednesday it would invest $70 million to add 1,000 propane-powered delivery trucks to its fleet. The trucks, which can travel up to 200 miles on a tank of propane, will replace gasoline- and diesel-powered trucks used primarily in rural areas in Louisiana and Oklahoma, UPS said. Other states are pending.  The vehicles will hit the road by the middle of the year and operations will be completed by early next year, the Atlanta company said.  PHOTOS: The 10 wealthiest people in the world UPS said it worked with the Propane Education & Research Council, a nonprofit propane technology incubator, to secure the necessary regulatory certifications.  The company had tested 20 such trucks last winter in Georgia before announcing it would expand its fleet.
BUSINESS
December 27, 2013 | Soumya Karlamangla
Mary Michaels keeps a bucket of treats under the counter for people who come in with dogs. She greets customers by first name. A woman walks in the front door just to tell Michaels that she's having a second baby. Michaels owns Almor Wine & Spirits on Sunset Boulevard, a high-end liquor store that her parents opened in 1955. It was in the middle of the booming 1950s, the year that Disneyland opened in Anaheim. Long before the days of BevMo and Costco, Michaels' mother handwrote the store's name and address on hundreds of cards and distributed them around the neighborhood.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 2013 | By Richard Winton
El Monte police officers shot and wounded a man who allegedly stole a delivery truck early Friday morning and was chased into San Gabriel. A bloody sidewalk next to a delivery truck at San Marino Avenue and Leslie Drive marked the spot where the pursuit reached its conclusion about 4:40 a.m. after the driver hit a spike strip. As the driver backed up the truck toward officers, they opened fire, Sheriff's Lt. John Corina said. The suspect, who was not identified, was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 2013 | From Fox 40 Sacramento
A man went to great lengths to escape officers during a pursuit Friday morning in Northern California, including jumping from a moving car, and changing his clothes. Sacramento police and California Highway Patrol officers chased a man into a south Sacramento neighborhood because the car he was driving was allegedly stolen. The man jumped out of the moving car, and ran into the neighborhood. Officers had to jump into the car to stop it from rolling down the street, according to Fox 40. The man then changed his clothes, and pretended to water the grass at a random home to avoid being spotted.
BUSINESS
August 9, 2012 | By Jerry Hirsch
Frito-Lay plans to put 45 more electric delivery trucks on California roads in the coming months, bringing its fleet of such vehicles in the state to 105 by the end of the year. The trucks are made by Smith Electric Vehicles, a private manufacturer in Kansas City, Mo., that names its truck models after famous inventors and scientists.  Its biggest truck is the Newton while the smaller vehicle is called the Edison. The chip company uses the Newton, which employs Lithium-ion battery cell technology and is designed for urban settings with heavy “stop-and-go” driving.
SPORTS
May 30, 2012 | Bill Plaschke
NEWARK, N.J. - Having traveled across the country in hopes of leading our city's many puck-free sports fans onto the back of the Kings' bandwagon, I have skated into my first stark truth. There is no bandwagon. There are no trumpets, no bass drums, no bunting. On this Stanley Cup Final media day, there is only a bunch of guys in black hoodies, scraggly hair, thick beards and chipped smiles. They speak little about themselves. They speak with reverence about the team. In a variety of soft Canadian accents, they speak not about the pressure of the destination, but the wonders of the trip.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 1985
Accident Victim Identified: A catering truck driver killed when his vehicle collided with a delivery truck at Taft Avenue and Main Street in Orange was identified Tuesday as Antoliano Cicino Vallejos, 36, of Fountain Valley. Vallejos was traveling west on Taft about noon Monday when his truck collided with the other truck, which was attempting to turn left onto Main. Vallejos' identity had been withheld until his relatives were notified.
NATIONAL
March 9, 2011 | From Times wire reports
A farmhouse fire killed seven children Tuesday while their mother was in a barn milking cows, according to a state trooper. Their father was reportedly taking a nap in a delivery truck not far from the home. The children, six girls and a boy, were found dead inside the house, CNN reported. One child survived. Those who died ranged in age from 7 months to 11 years. The children's father had left the two-story home, on a working farm in dairy country not far from the state capital, to get his truck around 10 p.m. Tuesday, Trooper Tom Pinkerton said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 2010 | By Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times
Two robbers posing as police officers abducted a man at gunpoint Thursday morning as he was preparing to deliver pharmaceuticals to a San Fernando Valley drugstore, Los Angeles police said. The victim, who was not immediately identified, had just gotten out of his delivery truck in front of the Rite Aid pharmacy in the 13300 block of Riverside Drive in Sherman Oaks when he was confronted by two men armed with semiautomatic handguns and wearing sweatshirts with the word "police" on them.
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