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April 6, 1987
I'm one of the "local residents" who strongly opposes any further lighting of the Hollywood sign. This is what we endured during the 1984 Olympic Games, when the sign was lit each night from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Each evening at dusk a group of cars would assemble at the bottom of our driveway, blocking it completely. "No Parking" signs were ignored. Litter was dropped. Much loud partying took place while these bored trespassers waited for the lights to come on. Cigarettes were lit and tossed, still burning, into the bone-dry canyon despite the "Extreme Fire Hazard" signs.
September 28, 1986 | Ray Perez \f7
A 6-year-old boy riding a skateboard was seriously injured when he was hit by a car being pushed out of a driveway, police reported Saturday. Bryan Presall rode into the driveway on Birdie Lane as the car was being pushed out at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sgt. Robert Moran said. The boy was taken to Fountain Valley Community Hospital. He suffered multiple injuries and at first was listed as critical.
September 23, 1997
A man backing a truck in his driveway Monday accidentally ran over and killed his 4-year-old daughter and critically injured his 8-year-old nephew, police said. About 11:25 a.m., Adams Hosen Mohamad, 40, was leaving his home in the 800 block of East Wakeham Avenue to return to work in a produce-hauling truck, Police Lt. Dave Petko said. He had last seen his daughter, Benazeer, and her cousin, Majera Moussa, playing in the backyard, Petko said.
March 28, 2013 | By Lauren Williams, Times Community News
A dead man found in an Anaheim gas station driveway probably died of self-inflicted stab wounds, authorities said Wednesday. Police first suspected Richard Swartz, 66, whose last known address was in Costa Mesa, was murdered. His body was found in the driveway of a Mobil gas station at Lincoln Avenue and Sunkist Street in Anaheim on March 19, according to Anaheim Police Sgt. Bob Dunn. Swartz was pronounced dead 30 to 45 minutes later at a hospital. Based on evidence and the autopsy, police determined that he most likely killed himself, Dunn said.
December 16, 1990
The tragedy at the Del Mar station will only be compounded by the dumb, knee-jerk response of building a fence to block off the convenient access to the parking lot. Instead of forcing people into the far greater risk of contending with traffic along Coast Boulevard and at the bottlenecked driveway into the station grounds, why not construct a permanent, safe, pedestrian crossing where there is now only a gap in the hedge? ROBERT DREW, Escondido
June 27, 2000
Re "Mars Images Have Experts Gushing," June 23: They have me gushing. Just when I thought we might run out of a reliable source of water. However, the statement that "Mars meets all the requirements for life" is a bit of a stretch. I did not see, in the photo, any fabulous restaurants, sports utility vehicles, or dot-com anything. I will not be buying property there, but I would like some of that water. Well, I've gotta go hose my driveway now. RANDALL BRUCE Los Angeles
February 9, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
A man found shot to death in an Anaheim apartment driveway this week was identified as Noel Torres Baltazar, 23, of Fullerton, police said. Responding to reports of numerous shots fired about 9 p.m. Wednesday, police officers found Baltazar's body in the 2100 block of Westport Circle near State College Boulevard and Lincoln Avenue. Anaheim Police Sgt. Mike Hidalgo said that Baltazar apparently argued with acquaintances before the incident. An investigation is continuing, police said.
September 21, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
A 1-year-old girl was in critical condition Monday after her father accidentally ran her over while backing out of the driveway, police said. MacKenzie Hovis was taken to Western Medical Center-Santa Ana, where she was being treated for collapsed lungs and other injuries, police said. Robert Hovis, 39, was slowly backing up his 1989 Chevrolet Silverado pickup in the 700 block of Fairway Drive about 11:30 a.m. Sunday when he heard a thump and a neighbor screaming for him to stop.
May 22, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
The 5-year-old daughter of Grammy-winning Christian music star Steven Curtis Chapman was struck and killed by a sport utility vehicle driven by her teenage brother, authorities said in Nashville. The girl, Maria, was hit in the driveway of the family's home, said Laura McPherson, a highway patrol spokeswoman. The brother, whose name and exact age were not available, apparently didn't see the child. Several family members witnessed the incident. "It looks like a tragic accident," McPherson said.
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