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February 17, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Officials say two teenagers are in custody in connection with the jailbreak of a 17-year-old murder suspect from a juvenile detention center. The San Mateo County sheriff said Martin Villa Patino and Vanher Cho, both 18, helped push Josue Raul Orozco over a 10-foot concrete security wall Thursday night. Orozco escaped through the hole cut in a chain-link fence that surrounds the exercise area. Orozco was being tried as an adult for murder in connection with a drive-by shooting in Redwood City.
April 4, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
Almost as impressively as the Nashville Predators hovered around the net Friday, the Ducks circled around their beaten veteran goaltender Jonas Hiller after a 5-2 trouncing at Honda Center. Hiller, returning from a three-game hiatus that Coach Bruce Boudreau said he hoped would enhance the goalie's sharpness for the approaching Stanley Cup playoffs, gave up four first-period goals on nine shots. After a 14-game win streak from Dec. 6 to Jan. 12, Hiller is 6-8-3 since. SUMMARY: Nashville Predators 5, Ducks 2 He was replaced with 2 minutes, 55 seconds left in the period by the emerging rookie Frederik Andersen, who's gaining serious traction for playoff use with a 19-5 showing this season that included three consecutive wins in Hiller's absence.
September 24, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
A 5-ton elephant escaped from a circus north of Mexico City and wandered onto a busy highway, where it was hit by a bus. Bus driver Tomas Lopez, 49, and the pachyderm were killed and at least four passengers were hospitalized after the accident in Ecatepec. State police and media said the elephant, named Indra, escaped from the Circo Union as its keeper arrived to feed it.
April 4, 2014 | By Marc Stirdivant
Buellton, 25 miles north of Santa Barbara, has been known for just one thing: split pea soup. For years, Buellton was that midday rest stop on the way to points north where you lunched at Pea Soup Andersen's. No longer in the shadow of trendier neighbors Solvang and Los Olivos, Buellton has taken on a life of its own. It's a fun place to stay, explore, eat and drink - and I'm not just referring to wine. The bed Buellton has at least one remarkable place to spend the night, the Flying Flags RV park (180 Avenue of Flags; [805]
June 6, 1989 | From Reuters
An alleged Mafia boss on trial in the southern Calabria region has escaped while undergoing specialist treatment at a hospital, a judge said Monday. He said that Domenico Libri, 55, believed to be the head of a powerful clan of the Calabrian Mafia, escaped from police custody at the hospital in Busto Arsizio, 20 miles northwest of Milan, on June 2. Judge Salvatore Boemi made the announcement as he opened Monday's hearings of a trial here at which nearly 100 people, including Libri and his brother Pasquale, are charged with belonging to the criminal organization.
June 23, 1989 | From Times staff and wire service reports
Two escaped convicts from Michigan led law enforcement officers on a high-speed chase from Bakersfield through Orange County to San Pedro before their car, reportedly stolen, ran out of gasoline this morning. The black Cadillac sped over Interstate 5 at speeds of up to 120 m.p.h. but cruised most of the way to Dana Point at about 70, Los Angeles Police Lt. Tom Scheidecker said. The pair then turned north on Pacific Coast Highway through the beach cities before the 180-mile chase ended about 3 a.m. It was only after the Cadillac ran out of gas that Los Angeles police officers discovered the pair had escaped from a prison in Pontiac, Mich.
June 3, 1989 | AMY LOUISE KAZMIN, Times Staff Writer
A confessed killer who escaped from a mental hospital in Canada was sentenced Friday to two years in state prison for stealing handguns, ammunition and knives from a North Hollywood outdoor supply store. But authorities said they will ask U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service agents to deport Giovanni Fasciano, 27, before he begins his prison term. Fasciano has repeatedly admitted that in 1980 he killed his mother with an ax, according to court documents. Fasciano was arrested by Los Angeles police Sept.
August 8, 1995
That third-strike prisoner who escaped from his cell in the L.A. County courthouse must have taken the new harsh law literally; three strikes and he's out. WILFRED COUZIN Laguna Niguel
June 27, 1989
Cincinnati Bengals' running back Ickey Woods escaped injury in a two-car collision in Fresno, but was cited for failing to stop at a red light. Police said drugs and alcohol were not involved.
April 10, 1989
Police in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania searched for 11 escaped prisoners who remained at large after separate jailbreaks. Officials in both states blamed the escapes on overcrowding and understaffing in outdated jails. Thirteen prisoners slipped away from the 173-year-old Norfolk County House of Corrections in Dedham, Mass., after sawing through a prison window bar Friday night. Seven have been recaptured. In New Castle, Pa., seven prisoners escaped the Lawrence County Jail on Saturday by cutting a hole in the metal ceiling of their cell.
March 29, 2014 | By Martha Groves
It was moving day Saturday in Santa Monica - for a historic 19th century "shotgun house" that narrowly escaped demolition and will become the Santa Monica Conservancy's headquarters. Regarded as the last such intact structure in the coastal city, the skinny abode has been weakened by time and weather during 12 years in storage at Santa Monica Airport and the parking lot of a former lumber yard that is now a construction staging area for the Expo Line light rail. Just before 8 a.m., workers from American Heavy Moving & Rigging of Chino hitched a flatbed trailer carrying the house to a truck in the lot on Colorado Avenue.
March 28, 2014 | By Ryan Ritchie
You might know Claremont as that town with five liberal arts colleges and two graduate schools within its city limits. What you might not know is that it boasts a vibrant downtown, called Claremont Village, where more than 150 mom-and-pop restaurants, boutiques, art galleries and music venues create a relaxed atmosphere for all ages. If that weren't enticing enough, the Metrolink/Transit Center drops off passengers just a baseball toss away. The tab: A king bed at Casa 425 begins at $195.
March 21, 2014 | By Tina Susman
NEW YORK - A Jersey Shore motel gutted in a deadly blaze Friday had been a haven for people displaced by Superstorm Sandy, and the fire was the second major setback in less than a year to a region still struggling to recover from the 2012 storm. At least four people were killed in the early morning fire at Mariner's Cove Motor Inn in Point Pleasant Beach, N.J. All four victims were men, but their identities were not immediately released. The fourth victim was found as rescue workers combed through the wreckage Friday afternoon.
March 21, 2014 | By Liesl Bradner
The village of San Simeon, just across Highway 1 from the sprawling 80,000-acre Hearst Ranch and the entrance to Hearst Castle, is an overlooked gem on California's Central Coast. Whether you stop for a wine tasting or spend the day sightseeing, kayaking, windsurfing or hiking, this sleepy hamlet offers plenty to do. The tab: $330, including meals and one night at the Pelican Inn & Suites in nearby Cambria. The bed I snagged a last-minute booking at the Pelican Inn & Suites for $159 (6316 Moonstone Beach Drive; [888]
March 14, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
The U.S. Marshals Service never forgets a face. James Robert Jones learned that the hard way this week when nearly four decades after allegedly escaping from federal prison in Kansas, marshals used facial-recognition technology to track him down in Florida. Authorities say Jones, 59, escaped from a maximum security prison in Ft. Leavenworth in 1977 while serving a 23-year sentence. Jones has been convicted three years earlier for premeditated murder and aggravated assault while he was a private in the U.S. Army.
March 14, 2014 | By Irene Lechowitzky, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Welcome to Borrego Springs, Calif., population 3,400, in the middle of nowhere (actually, about 150 miles southeast of L.A.). Throw away the smartphone; this is a place to unplug. This designated Dark Sky Community offers breathtaking views of the stars at night. The days aren't too shabby either, as my husband and I learned on a late February getaway. Be sure to stop at the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Visitor Center (200 Palm Canyon Drive; [760] 767-4205,
June 22, 1989 | From Times staff and wire service reports
Police are looking for three men who escaped with jewelry worth more than an estimated $100,000 after an armed robbery in Encino, authorities said today. The men entered the Carl & Co. jewelry store in the 16300 block of Ventura Boulevard at 11 a.m. Wednesday, police said. The robbers forced employees at gunpoint to turn over jewelry from store displays and a safe. The trio escaped in a stolen car that was later found abandoned nearby on Ventura Boulevard. No suspects have been identified in the robbery, detectives said.
October 20, 1985
I've heard of the Book Review being placed in the Calendar section, but this is ridiculous!! ART BROWN Manhattan Beach To the readers who received this collector's edition (an estimated 164 copies escaped from these premises), herewith are the missing pages. Electron microscopes provided on request.
March 14, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
A security lapse at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in downtown Los Angeles that helped allow an inmate to escape earlier this week has been rectified, sheriff's officials say. The inmate, 37-year-old Christopher Lee Brown, remained at large Friday after he walked out of the inmate release area about 10 p.m. Wednesday. He had been sentenced earlier in the day to four years, eight months in jail after being convicted of burglary and identity theft. Authorities said they believe Brown impersonated another inmate as part of his effort to escape.
March 13, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Las Vegas is the No. 1 destination for spring break in the West followed by L.A. and Phoenix, according to bookings at Hotwire. For college kids and adults who want to be where the crowds are, Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand, the Mirage, Luxor and Excalibur offer entertainment extras with stays through June. Go online to Spring Break Unleashed and browse the "available dates" calendar for each hotel-casino to find the cheapest nights. Midweek is the best time to go; rooms shoot up to more than double on weekends.
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