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February 14, 2013 | By Kenneth Turan
The excellent Stanley Kubrick exhibition now at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is not only a great thing in and of itself, it also inspired a fine repertory series, "Naked City: New York Noir and Neorealism," which is currently playing at LACMA's Bing Theater. Showcasing features shot on location around New York during the time Kubrick was working as a photographer in the city, the series kicks into high gear this weekend. Friday's double bill begins at 7:30 p.m. with Otto Preminger's gritty "Where the Sidewalk Ends," a bleak noir starring the "Laura" couple of Dana Andrews and Gene Tierney.
February 14, 2013 | By Hailey Branson-Potts and Adolfo Flores, Los Angeles Times
Jeremiah MacKay was a regular at Liam's Irish Pub in Colton. He always had a pint of Guinness and a smile, said Yara Alves, the bar's owner. He had Irish roots, and he'd show up, guaranteed, every St. Patrick's Day wearing a kilt and bringing his bagpipe. "He never had anything sad or negative to say," Alves said. "It was as if he never had a bad day. " Alves choked up as she spoke about MacKay, 35, a San Bernardino County sheriff's deputy who was killed in a firefight Tuesday in an isolated area near Big Bear.
February 13, 2013 | By Los Angeles Times Staff
Although San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon said he could not "absolutely, positively confirm" the body found in the charred rubble of a cabin was that of Christopher Dorner, he stressed that the manhunt for the fugitive former LAPD officer had been called off. "We believe the investigation is over at this point," McMahon said at a news conference Wednesday. Coroner's officials have yet to positively identify the body found in the Big Bear area cabin after a man thought to be Dorner engaged in an intense gun battle with officers.
February 13, 2013 | By Hailey Branson-Potts, Los Angeles Times
Regina Crain cherished the simplicity of Sunday mornings with her husband, Riverside Police Officer Michael Crain. He loved food, and every weekend - even when their two young children asked her to cook something else - she made his favorite breakfast: eggs, bacon and, most importantly, hash browns. He loved his hash browns. Regina always let him sleep in while she cooked, and she'd send the kids to wake him. Those are the times she will miss the most, Regina Crain said Wednesday, fighting tears, during the funeral for her husband in the Grove Community Church in Riverside.
February 13, 2013 | By Phil Willon, Adolfo Flores and Christopher Goffard, Los Angeles Times
To track Christopher Dorner, police from dozens of agencies chased tips across multiple states and into Mexico. But it appears now that he found a hiding place where searchers were thickest. It is unclear how long Dorner, 33, was hunkered down in the cabin in the 1200 block of Club View Drive, in the snowy mountains near Big Bear. But the cabin was so close to the manhunt command post and to an adjacent press area that countless police and reporters would have fallen in his line of vision.
February 11, 2013 | By Joel Rubin, Andrew Blankstein and Kate Mather, Los Angeles Times
In the search for accused killer Christopher Dorner, police are poring over clues to answer another perplexing question: Is Dorner a methodical, well-trained professional? Or is he a panicked amateur in over his head? Answering that question, authorities say, will help them make key decisions as the manhunt enters its sixth day. "What makes him tick? We just don't know," said Lt. Andy Neiman, a Los Angeles Police Department spokesman. PHOTOS: Manhunt for ex-LAPD officer Dorner, 33, is suspected of killing three people as he sought revenge for being fired from the LAPD.
February 9, 2013 | By Hailey Branson-Potts, Matt Stevens and Joseph Serna, Los Angeles Times
As the massive search for a fugitive ex-cop suspected of three slayings continued Saturday, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck announced that he was reopening the investigation into the firing of Christopher Jordan Dorner from the police department, the event that apparently sparked his vengeful campaign. Beck said he was reopening the investigation "not to appease a murderer" but to assure the public that his department is fair and transparent. He said he wanted to protect an "increasingly positive relationship with the community" that the LAPD has developed over the last few years.
February 9, 2013 | By Robert Faturechi and Matt Stevens, Los Angeles Times
David Perdue was on his way to sneak in some surfing before work Thursday morning when police flagged him down. They asked who he was and where he was headed, then sent him on his way. Seconds later, Perdue's attorney said, a Torrance police cruiser slammed into his pickup and officers opened fire; none of the bullets struck Perdue. His pickup, police later explained, matched the description of the one belonging to Christopher Jordan Dorner - the ex-cop who has evaded authorities after allegedly killing three and wounding two more.
February 8, 2013 | By Phil Willon, Joseph Serna and Kenneth R. Weiss, Los Angeles Times
The massive dragnet for a fugitive ex-cop continued Friday, with more than 100 officers conducting a fruitless search in the snowy, forested mountains around Big Bear Lake for an armed gunman who police say is on a vengeful rampage. As the falling snow piled up, authorities pledged to continue the manhunt until they find Christopher Jordan Dorner, the 33-year-old former Los Angeles police officer suspected of killing three people, or stumble on definitive evidence that he is no longer in the area.
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