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ENTERTAINMENT
March 10, 2014 | By David Ng
A Friday evening concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall was disrupted by what Los Angeles Philharmonic officials described as a drunk audience member, causing conductor Gustavo Dudamel to halt a performance of John Corigliano's Symphony No. 1 and leave the stage.  A spokeswoman for the orchestra confirmed that an "intoxicated" patron arrived late to the concert on Friday and was prevented by ushers from entering the hall mid-performance, as is...
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BUSINESS
March 10, 2014 | By David Lazarus
Valerie saw the recent reports about a fatal crash in Southern California involving a wrong-way driver, and she got to thinking about car insurance. Specifically, if a crime is committed as part of an accident, does your insurer still cover things? ASK LAZ: Smart answers to consumer questions It's a fair question. Auto coverage is predicated on your being a lawful and safe driver -- at least as much as possible. So if you total your car or, God forbid, harm someone while, say, driving drunk or on the wrong side of the road, what are your insurer's obligations?
NATIONAL
March 6, 2014 | By Matt Pearce
How drunk is too drunk to gamble? A Southern California man has sued a Las Vegas casino after he lost $500,000 on blackjack and pai gow over Super Bowl weekend, contending he shouldn't be responsible for his losses because he was blackout drunk. In the lawsuit, Mark Johnston, 52, of Ventura, accuses the Downtown Grand casino of plying him with drinks and lending him money so he could keep playing. Johnston, a longtime gambler, acknowledges that he went on a drinking binge before he ever reached the casino floor.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 28, 2014 | By Greg Braxton
George Lopez, who is starring in the new FX comedy "Saint George," exhibited less-than-saintly behavior following a performance in a casino in Canada, according to reports. TMZ reported that the comedian was arrested for public intoxication at Caesars Windsor in Ontario after officers found him passed out on the floor of the casino bar. He had performed at the casino just prior to his arrest. PHOTOS: Celebrity meltdowns The report said that no charges were filed against Lopez, who was released and is scheduled to perform Friday night.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 28, 2014 | By Greg Braxton
George Lopez has gone into damage control mode, explaining how he wound up arrested in a Canadian casino Thursday after passing out drunk. "Tied one on last night," the comedian said in a statement. "Not feeling great this morning. I was trying to sleep it off, unfortunately, it was on the casino floor. " Lopez was arrested for public intoxication at Caesars Windsor in Ontario after officers found him passed out on the floor of the casino bar, TMZ reported . He had performed at the casino just prior to his arrest.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 13, 2014 | By Karolina Waclawiak
In the story collection "Karate Chop," Dorthe Nors illuminates an ominous world of disconnected people trying to make sense of their dislocation. Among these micro-transmissions of self-preservation is the standout, "The Wadden Sea," in which a young girl takes off to a remote seaside town with her depressed mother. When the young narrator's grandmother comes to rescue them both, the young girl says, "I could tell she knew fear of life, and I could tell she knew it was a kind of fear that took in the whole of people's lives and could make them forsaken wherever in the world.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 2014 | By Matt Stevens and Gary Friedman
Authorities have identified a suspected drunk driver who they say drove the wrong direction on the 60 Freeway in Diamond Bar early Sunday and caused an accident that killed six people. Olivia Carolee Culbreath, 21, of Fontana has been arrested on suspicion of felony DUI and felony manslaughter, said Rodrigo Jimenez, a California Highway Patrol spokesman on the scene. Culbreath is in serious condition at the Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center with a broken femur and a ruptured bladder, Jimenez said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 2014 | By Matt Stevens, Angel Jennings and Rick Rojas
A suspected drunk driver traveling in the wrong direction on the 60 Freeway in Diamond Bar is being blamed for a crash early Sunday that killed six people and left the driver in critical condition, authorities said. Olivia Carolee Culbreath, 21, was heading east on the westbound 60 Freeway about 4:40 a.m. when her red 2013 Chevrolet Camaro and a red Ford Explorer collided head on, authorities said. Witnesses said the Camaro was traveling more than 100 miles an hour. At least three women and a man were ejected from their vehicles, said California Highway Patrol spokesman Rodrigo Jimenez.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 2014 | By Matt Stevens and Samantha Schaefer
A suspected drunk driver traveling in the wrong direction on the 60 Freeway in Diamond Bar is being blamed for a crash early Sunday that left six people dead and the driver in critical condition, authorities said.  The unidentified female driver was heading eastbound on the westbound 60 Freeway about 4:40 a.m. when her car collided with two other vehicles, authorities said.  Investigators "believe from what they found in the vehicle that...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 2014 | Paul Pringle
A suspected drunk driver drove the wrong way on the 134 Freeway in Eagle Rock early Sunday and collided head-on with another vehicle, causing a chain-reaction crash that left one man dead and a second badly hurt, authorities said. The two male victims from San Fernando, ages 53 and 20, were hit by a third car shortly after midnight as they stood beside the wreckage of the initial collision, according to the California Highway Patrol. It was unclear whether they had been in the car that was struck by the suspect's vehicle.
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